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Bishops want US government to pay United Nations dues WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. bishops have called on the U.S. government to make room in the federal budget for paying 1990 dues and outstanding payments of $661 million owed to the United Nations. Emphasizing the UN role in the current Persian Gulf crisis, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles, in a letter to a senate appropriations subcommittee on behalf of the U.S. bishops, urged "appropriation of funds needed to meet all U.S. obligations to the United Nations." Archbishop Mahony is chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Policy. "In our view, the recent changes in international relations have made the U.N. even more relevant to the universal aspirations for democracy and peace which we all

share," said Archbishop Mahony in his letter, released in Washington. He said the $661 million that the United States owes to the United Nations is 10 times more than what is owed by any other nation. Archbishop Mahony said the global organization has played a key role in recent years in "achieving specific security goals." He cited U.N.-monitored elections in Nicaragua and Namibia, adding that the organization has facilitated withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Angola and mediated peace talks in EI Salvador. The United Nations in August approved a series of resolutions condemning the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It also initiated a trade embargo against Iraq. In addition, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar met in late August

with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in attempts to reach a diplomatic solution to the Persian Gulf Crisis. Archbishop Mahony said that both the U.S. bishops and the Vat" ican "have strongly supported the United Nations from its very beginning." He noted that Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II had addressed the organization's general assembly. "We have not been uncritical s'upporters," he said. Rather the church has "welcomed efforts to bring about more effective programs, administrative reform and review of U.N. policies and priorities," he said. " Now that these concerns have been addressed and "with the new developments in Eastern and CenTurn to Page II

NCCB gets bomb threats WASH INGTON (CNS) Three early September bomb threats disrupted normal routines at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/ U.S. Catholic Conference. On Sept. 13 the start of the business day was delayed as police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building. According to Msgr. Robert Lynch, general secretary for the bishops' twin conferences, a caller whose voice closely resembled that of a person who had called twice Sept. 12 with bomb threats, said, "The bomb is still in the building." Although police believed the call to be a hoax as had been the previous calls, they recommended

evacuation of the building and brought back the dogs who had aided the Sept. 12 search. Francis X. Doyle, NCCB-USCC associate general secretary, said it could not be determined whether the Sept. 12 bomb threats were linked to an NCCB Administrative committee meeting taking place Sept. 11-13 in the headquarters building. "I don't know how widely known" the bishops' meeting was, Doyle said. It was the first bomb threat called into the U.S. bishops' headquarters in his 19 years with the bishops' twin conferences, Doyle said. Cora Hunter, a receptionist at

the building who received the Sept. 12 calls, said she got the first call shortly after noon. "I really couldn't hear too clearly. It was just inaudible," Ms. Hunter said. "I cut them off." The second call came immediately afterward. The muffled male voice that had called the first time said, "There's a bomb in the building. There's a bomb in the building," Ms. Hunter said. He repeated the statement upon her request, she said. When Ms. Hunter asked where, the caller replied, "I can't tell you. There's a bomb in the building," and hung up. Police were called, and police made the decision to evacuate and conduct a search for the bomb.


Respect Life Walk participation urged Father StephenA. Fernandes, diocesan director of pro-life activities, met last week with parish prolife coordinators in order to initiate parish-focused respect-life activities and to discuss projects for October, national Respect Life Month. More than 100 coordinators attended the meeting at St. . James parish, New Bedford, where Father Fernandes is parochial vicar. In the 59 parishes where they have been appointed, the coordinators will speak at all Masses this weekend to explain how parishioners may join this year's Respect Life Walk, to be held Oct. 7 in Boston, rain or shine.

The Walk is an annual project which raises funds for and awareness of more than 40 pro-life agencies in the state. These include crisis pregnancy counseling centers and shelters, pro-life education offices, and organizations that work with exceptional children. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to obtain sponsors, .and may designate the organization to which they wish to donate pledges. Growing by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1987, when the crowd numbered 2,500, the Walk last year drew 20,000 particTurn to Page II

Women's pastoral vote delayed WASHINGTON (CNS) - The planned vote this November by the U.S. bishops on a pastoral letter on women has been deferred, partly because the Vatican suggested consultation be held first with other bishops' conferences, Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk announced Sept. 13.

A POLICEMAN and bomb-sniffing dog walk in front of NCCBj USCC headquarters in Washington following evacuati~n ofthe building after telephoned bomb threats. (CNS photo)


FATHER STEPHEN A. Fernandes discusses Respect Life Walk with parish pro-life coordinators. At right, James P. Wasel, pro-life contact and walk coordinator for the Fall River j Swansea area.

The archbishop, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said that when the bishops meet they will discuss the current draft "as an information item," but no vote will be taken until the broader consultation is carried out. The decision to delay a vote was made by the NCCB Administrative Committee, which met in Washington last week to set the agenda for the November bishops' meeting. In his statement Archbishop Pilarczyk stressed that the Vatican

did not order the oelay on the pastoral. "In recent weeks, the Holy See - while leaving a decision on the matter to our own conference has suggested that consultation with bishops' conferences of other countries on this pastoral letter would be appropriate, because of the international significance both of our conference and of the topics we are discussing," he said. He said the Administrative Committee "deems such a recommendation a wise one and recalls how such international consultation strengthened our pastoral letters on war and peace in 1983 and on the American economy in 1986." The project of a pastoral letter on women's concerns began in 1983. The letter's writing commitTurn to Page II











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Boston mayor rips condom campaign Hon. 'John F. Collins, who was mayor of Boston from 1960 to 1968 and is now a resident and, member of St. Patrick parish, Falmouth, has released a statemenl concerning the current campaigll encouraging use of condoms b) students in the Commonwealth, Parts of the statement follow: Here in Massachusetts, thou.sands of families have welcomed the beginning of the new school year full of hope and enthusiasm. But the Commonwealth is greeting students with a slick and powerful campaign aimed to encourage the use of condoms. This program is a medical and moral disaster. Anyone truly interested in the welfare of students should

Study gives gloomy picture of priest shortage WASHINGTON (CNS) - Increasing the rate of priesthood ordinations by even 25 percent will not reverse the declining number of priests, says a study done for the U.S. bishops. "The Catholic Priest in the U.S.: Demographic Investigations" is the title of a I63-page study done by a sociologist and researchers at the University of Wisconsin and a , researcher at Brigham Young University in Utah. Bishop Donald W. Wuerl of Pittsburgh, chairman of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry, told CNS that he and the chairmen of two other NCCB committees would study the material and make recommendations to the NCCB Administrative Committee. The committee makes policy for the bishops between NCCB general meetings. Richard A. Schoenherr, the study's principal investigator and a former Detroit archdiocesan priest, said that in his view unless the church revc::rses its stand against married clergy the decline in priests will continue. The study bases its numerical projections on the assumption that the priesthood will remain celibate. Bishop Wuerl also noted that it was confined to statistical analysis of data gathered from 86 U.S. dioceses that cooperated in what was a six-year project. , Father Eugene Hemrick, research director for the bishops' conference who was involved in originakng the study and who is listed in the report as a consultant disagreed with Schoenherr's con: clusion on celibacy. "Maybe God is telling us we had too many priests in' the past," Father Hemrick told CNS. "Perhaps this is the work of the Holy ::;pirit telling us to work more Closely with the laity." "The data reveal that the decrease in priestly ordinations is the most significant factor in the overall clergy decline - far more significant than resignations, retirements or other factors," the study said. , An overall finding of the study shows that for the 40-year period from 1966 to 2005 the number of active diocesan priests in the United States will have dropped by 40 percent. '

send them a very clear message: condoms are not reliable. Doctors estimate that con~oms fail to prevent pregnancy In as many as one of every six cases. Nor do condoms provide insurance against sexually transmitted diseases. The Journal o/the American Medical Association recently published a study of married couples in which one partner was infected with the HIV virus believed to cause AI DS. After one year of reliance on condoms, fully 30 percent of the uninfected partners had contracted the HIV virus. The statistics are grim: a 1in-6 chance of an unwanted pregnancy; a l-in-3 chance of a deadly disease. Among young students, who are less likely to use condoms properly, the risks are certainly much higher. Anyone who relies on condoms to prevent pregnancy is risking disappointment. Anyone who relies on condoms to prevent AI DS is risking death. The practical effect of the Commonwealth's condom campaign will not be to prevent unplanned pregnancies, to curtail the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, or to slow the spread of AIDS. The practical effect of this misguided policy will be to increase sexual promiscuity by giving teenagers the mistaken notion that they can engage in premarital sexual activity without any concern for the consequences. The state's campaign to promote condoms will inevitably cause a dramatic increase in premarital sexual activity, an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and an increase in the number of abortions. See also Father Kevin Harrington's comments on the campaign on page 4.

Won't be soon HONG KONG(CNS)-Church officials in China and Taiwan have expressed doubts about press reports saying the Vatican is likely to reestablish diplomatic ties soon with Beijing. Hong Kong and Taiwan have quoted Taiwan sources saying that normalization of Chinese-Vatican relations was imminent since the obstacle of the ~appoint­ ment of bishops had been resolved. The Taiwan sources also said Taiwan-Vatican relations were becoming critical.

11 ordained as permanent deacons In ceremonies last Saturday at Boston's Holy Cross Cathedral, Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Banks ordained II men to the permanent diaconate in the eighth class to serve the archdiocese. The ordination brought the number of archdiocesan deacons to 180. Most are married, with families, and nearly all work fulltime in secular professions in addition to their parochial or other assignments. All have completed a four~year program of spiritual, theological and pastoral formation at St. John's Seminary, Brighton.


PHILIP LANGLOIS and Beamer have VIP seats at Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, where Father Luke O'Connell OFM, plays the organ. (Rosa photo) ,

New Bedford man aided by service dog program By Marcie Hickey The term "Beamer" is for many synonymous with quality transportation. It is likewise for Philip Langlois ofSt. Anthony's parish, New Bedford - although his means of getting from here to there don't involve a BMW but Beamer, a two-yearold g61den retriever. Forced by a combination of health problems, including diabetes and a heart attack, to use a wheelchair for the past few years, Langlois became eligible for a service dog trained by the New England Assistance Dog Service in West Boylston. The service trains dogs, usually golden or laborador retrievers, to assist the physically challenged by pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped objects or items from shelves, turning on light switches and carrying articles in a tailormade red backpack, which also makes assistance dogs easy to identify. Since Langlois was paired with Beamer last February, once difficult tasks have become a lot easier for the retired mailman. "I can walk short distances with a cane," he said, "but farther than that I have to be in a wheelchair. And when you're in a wheelchair it's hard to pick up things you drop." Beamer has changed all that. "He's so obedient - he responds to all my orders," Langlois said, demonstrating by dropping his cane and summoning Beamer. The golden retriever immediately secured the cane in his teeth and deposited it in Langlois' lap. Around the house, Beamer looks like any pet, especially when toting around his favorite toy, a chewed teddy bear. But on the job he is alert and ready, sporting the distinguishing red pack, which contains a first-aid 'kit, his license and any items Langlois needs to t;ans~ port. In Massachusetts and several other states, service dogs are afforded the same privileges as guide dogs for the blind and deaf and by law must be admitted to public transportation, housing, and other places of public accommodation. Langlois said he goes nowhere without Beamer. "I go grocery shopping with him

WAS HINGTON (CNS) - Budget negotiators should avoid limiting tax deductions for charitable contributions since churches and other charities already feel pressured to meet domestic social needs because of cutbacks in other federal programs, says the U.S. bishops' top administrator. Msgr. Robert N. Lynch, general secretary of the U.S. Catholic Conference, said that "Tax revenues should not be raised by weakening existing tax incentives for contributions to charitable organizations which are already struggling to maintain their services tei the poor as a result of budget cutbacks on other federal programs." Msgr. Lynch said such a change in the tax code would have "an immediate negative impact" on charitable and church giving and would for the first time limit "full deductibility" for it in federal law. ~.ny limitation on taxpayers' ability to reduce taxable income through giving "poses a serious threat to an essential source of revenue for our charitable educational and health activities," Msgr. Lynch said. "This situation is increasing pressure"i)n churches and other charitable institutions to increase their services for the poor and needy to compensate for the reduced federal commitment" he said. '

and he doesn't sniff the food or anything. All the ladies like to stop and pet him. I take him into the ~ospital with me - though sometimes I get funny looks. But he's got to be on a leash at all times -because he's so friendly he'd walk away with anyone." Beamer is also welcome at Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, where Langlois sometimes attends Mass. Father Luke O'Connell, OFM, "took a liking to him and lets him sit by the organ," said Langlois. "We were worried at first that he 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 might bark, but he never has yet." The New England Assistance Langlois admits that he was Dog Service was established in skeptical at first about having a 1976 as the Hearing Ear Dog Proservice dog. gram and has trained more than For one thing, as a Fall River mailman for 25 years, "I wasn't 300 dogs for the hearing impaired. Beamer was the 16th service dog to too enamored of dogs!" But now Langlois says, "He be trained since the program was expanded about three years ago. grows on you. He's so lovable. The training and care of each After a time you really bond." Langlois says he did not think assistance dog costs about $4,000. Recipients of the dogs are responhe would qualify for an assistance dog but was encouraged by the sible for some of the expense, but the foundation depends primarily Massachusetts Rehabilitation upon donations. Commission to apply for one. Langlois said family members, "I filled out the form as a lark including his wife, two daughters -I didn't think I'd ever get a dog," and two sons, help out with Beamhe said. But after submitting his applica- er's care. "My grandson, who lives uption to the New England Assistance Dog Service, Langlois was stairs, usually runs him around autside to give him some exercise, called in for an interview, was because I can't do that," he said. soon paired with Beamer and spent Beamer has been known to get a week in West Boylston training into mischief on occasion. with the dog. "One time my wife baked a cake The service obtains its purebreds as puppies. They are raised by a and left it on the table to cool" ' family for a year before they under- Langlois recounted. You guessed it: when she rego six months of training. Applicants are then matched to a com- turned the cake was gone and the patible dog and a one-week trial plate was on the floor. '~He's spoiled, too," Langlois period begins. The training week determines accuses Beamer good-naturedly. "that you can handle the dog and "He knows which room is airthat the dog will obey you," Lang- conditioned and op a hot day he whines to be let in." lois said. ' The dog is taken out in public , "But what are a few faults between and must pass certain tests, he friends? On the job, Beamer is a explained. "If they're too shy of consummate professional. elevators or glass doors, for ex- " "He's very well liked by everyample, they're taken out of the one," said Langlois. "He's a constant companion. I don't know program." Dogs who fail the tests, affec- what I'd do without him." More information on service tionately nicknamed "flunkies" by the service, are then sold as family dogs may be obtained from the New England' Assistance Dog pets to loving homes. Trainees who pass are licensed Service, P.O. Box213, West Boyland sent to their new homes with ston ~ 1583; tel. (508) 835-3304, their physically challenged mas- TTY equipped for the hearing impaired. ters or mistresses.

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ADCUP Mass, dinner set to aid needy students The Association for the Development of the Catholic University of Portugal (ADCUP) will hold its annual memorial Mass for Cardinal Humberto Medeiros at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Immaculate Conception Church, New Bedford. The principal celebrant will be Boston Cardinal Bernard Law, who succeeded Cardinal Medeiros as ADCUP president. Rev. Manuel P. Ferreira, pastor of Immmaculate Conception and chairperson of this year's observance, announced that the Mass will be followed at 7 p.m. by a dinner at Century House, Acushnet. Dinner tickets are available from committee members in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton and Norton in the Fall River diocese and also from representatives in Boston, Tiverton and Providence. Information on con-

tacting them is available from Father Ferreira, telephone 992-9892. ADCUP was founded by Cardinal Medeiros together with other clergy and laity from the' Boston archdiocese and the Fall River and Providence dioceses. It supports the Catholic University, of Portugal, now in its 23rd year, through membership dues and the annual dinner. The university has an enrollment of8000 students drawn from Portugal, France, Germany: Japan and the United States. With its main campus in Lisbon, it has satellite locations in Braga, Oporto and Viseu and offers extension courses in Funchal, Madeira. Proceeds from ADCUP activities, which include a program booklet for this year's observance, provide scholarship aid for financially needy students.

Italian church fares well with tax checkoff system ROME (CNS) - The Italian church appears to have survived a risky transition to "self-financing" through a tax checkoff system and will probably have millions of dollars to spare. Initial surveys show that Italians have overwhelmingly chosen the Catholic Church as beneficiary of a 0.8 percent share of income tax revenues. The main alternative was giving it to the Italian government for charity work - a fact that might have much to do with the church's.success. "I signed for the church because the other choice was to sign for the state, and I trust the politicians less than the priests, explained one Turin taxpayer, who described himself as someone who goes to church "for funerals and marriages." For the Italian bishops' conference, which engineered the switchover from direct sta'te payment to priests and parishes, the results are

a sweet vindication. There was considerable resentment and apprehension at the plan among Italy's 29,000 priests, who feared the loss of the state's monthly paycheck. Beginning this year, the annual state contribution of about $325 million was cut off and the tax checkoff system kicked in. The bishops launched a parish-byparish promotional campaign, buttressed by slick TV and newspaper advertising that urged people to help the church "feed the hungry and clothe the naked" as well as pay its priests. The campaign appears to have worked. - One respected national poll showed that 48 percent of taxpayers earmarked the church as recipient of the revenue slice. Only 12 percent were opting for state charity programs. The rest were unsure or said they would refuse to check either box.

BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin congratulates Boston Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence J. Riley on the fiftieth anniversary of Bishop Riley's ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Cronin joined other well-wishers at an anniversary Mass and reception at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park. (Duffy photo courtesy of Boston Pilot)

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Msgr. Denehy marks 45th anniversary Tomorrow marks the 45th anniversary of ordination for Fall River native Msgr. John F. Denehy, who now resides in Satellite Beach, Fla. A private celebration is planned. The son of the late Timothy R. Denehy and the late Elizabeth A. Denehy, he 'graduated from Coyle High School, Taunton, and Holy Cross College, Worcester. He studied for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, and Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He also did postgraduate work in economics, labor problems, political scierice and sociology. Msgr. Denehy was ordained by Bishop James E. Cassidy on Sept. 22, 1945. He served at Our Lady of the Isle, Nantucket, from 1945 to 1947, and then at Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs, before entering the Air Force during the Korean War in 1950. Commissioned a first lieutenant in November, 1950, he completed the basic chaplaincy program and later advanced and senior chaplaincy programs. As a chaplain, he served at Air Force bases in Michigan, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, Maryland and Florida. Overseas duty took him to Germany, Japan, Bermuda and Spain. Other assignments were in the office of the Chief of Chaplains in Washington, D.C., and as commandant of the Air Force Chaplain School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. From 1971 to 1973 he was command chaplain at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 1964 he was named a domestic prelate with the title of Right Reverend Monsignor. In 1973 Msgr. Denehy was elected chairman of an advisory council to the late Cardinal Terence Cooke, then military vicar for Catholic personnel in the U.S. armed forces. The jubilarian's service decorations include the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with cluster, the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, the Legion of Merit, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Since 1977, Msgr. Denehy has assisted in local parishes, at seminars and workshops, and in CCD children's liturgies at Patrick AFB in Florida.

NEW YORK (CNS) - The first two Chinese Catholic seminarians to study outside China will begin degree programs this fall at an Indiana seminary, according to a Maryknoll priest. Father Lawrence W. Flynn, on furlough after teaching three years in China, said the students were from Shanghai and had studied in his English classes at Sheshan Regional Seminary there. The students, Joseph Ni and Joseph Liang, will enter Moreau Seminary, run by the Holy Cross Fathers' at Notre Dame, Ind., on scholarships from the order. Father Flynn said Bishop Lu Xian Jin, who is bishop of Shanghai under the government-approved Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and is not recognized by the Vatican, was allowed to reopen

the seminary in 1982, before he became bishop, and he remains rector. The bishop, aware of the poor qu~lity of teaching in the seminary, approved of allowing some of the better students to get U.S. training with the intention they would return to become professors. Seven additional students are expected in the fall on scholarships provided at their local seminaries by Cardinals Bernard F. Law of Boston, John J. O'Connor of New York and Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick of Newark, N.J. Father Flynn, a native of Cambridge, was ordained in 1987 at age 58 and went to China that fall with a two-year contract to teach English at the Chinesegovernment university in Suzhou.




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A Gospel Reminder One of the human tragedies resulting from the behavior of Saddam Hussein is that of the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Kuwait. Rendered desperate by one man's demonic dream of dictatorship, nightly on our television screens we have seen them fleeing the tyrant's wrath. The more afflu«nt, of course, eventualy reach a waiting 747; but the vast majority are becoming homeless refugec::s and will soon be victims of indifference as the public twists the TV dial to more comforting channels. But as Catholics we cannot think only of our own well-being in face of the plight of people and families suddenly reduced to the status of nomads. We must remember that the founder of our Church was himself a refugee in the same lands now so frequently on the nightly news. Indeed, it would be well to recall the second chapter of Matthew's Gospel that details the plight of Jesus the refugee. As is happening today, Jesus had to flee a tyrant and go down to Egypt, where the Holy Family remained until they could return to the land of Israel. Our Lord's plight paralleled that of today's refugees. One thinks how of old God called Israel out of Egypt in order to create a special people for himself, then recalled Jesus from Egypt to Israel. Jesuswas the link between the old and the new people of God. Amid today's turmoil, the plight of refugees and migrants is a papal priority. New Vatican departments are being established to foster and coordinate pastoral initiatives and aid programs. They are building on decades of work done by the church in Palestinian internment camps and on the efforts of our own national Catholic Near East Society, which quietly and tirelessly feeds the hungry and welcomes the stranger in response to the Gospel mandates. All who follow Christ's footsteps must share in this work. It is easy to get caught up in media presentations to the extent that we hardly realize that the sufferers we see on our screens are real people.. Caught up in the economic concerns of the Saudi Arabian situation, we tend to worry about our own security and neglect our spiritual responsibilities. Where we should have deep concern for our migrant and refugee brothl;rs and sisters, we too often tend to support measures that close borders, separate families and subject those in need to harsh restrictions. In the present circumstances, it -is urgent that the world community advance beyond strictly nationalistic attitudes to a frame of mind sympathetic to those fleeing despotism. Each of us must recognize the rights that flow from the basic dignity of each human being. We must not only help people survive but aid them in their reintegration into society. It is everyone's responsibility to help create a social fabric disposed to welcoming and aiding refugees. Catholics especially should give witness in this regard. As the Holy Father recently stated; "The revelation of the Gospel, with its enlightenment and its demands, clearly shows that all Catholics have a vocation to take an active part in these tasks." Clearly the refugee situation will worsen, especially in the Gulf area. Conscience and the Gospel alike call on us to do our share in alleviating suffering, remembering Jesus, Mary and Joseph, also refugees in these lands where time, in this regard, seems to have stood still. The Editor

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Condom campaign misses point By Father Kevin J. Harrington This month our state leaders, in the midst of a major fiscal crisis, inaugurated a statewide ad campaign recommending use of condoms as a means of combating AIDS. One offical, who wisely remained anonymous, remarked, "If one child, after reading abiIIboard, asks 'What's a condom?,' then our program is a success." Massachusetts thus far has had 3,294 AIDS patients, of whom half have died. The commonwealth's rate of AIDS and other sexuaIly transmitted diseases has doubled since 1985. During those same years our schools have been inundated with information on preventing AIDS. The trouble is that the message students get is that while the best way to avoid AIDS is to practice abstinence, if you can't wait, use a condom: in other words, if you can't be good, be careful. However, adolescence is a crucial time for developing self-control. Society recognizes the impetuous proclivities of this age group by its refusal to aIlow a youngster to drive an automobile until age 16 or to purchase alcohol until age 21. But that same society is operating on a double standard when it prohibits youngsters from driving and drinking, yet condones sexual activity on the unproved assumption that those same youngsters wiIl be responsible enough to use condoms which, by no means incidentaIly, offer only a one-in-six chance of preventing pregnancy and a one-in-three chance of protecting against AI DS or other sexually transmitted diseases. The laws protecting youngsters against the perils of alcohol and

underage driving reflect the ageold wisdom that character develops as one matures. It is impossible to legislate abstinence but it is within the realm of the possible to teach the facts of life within a framework of moral values. To teach teengers that responsible sex is sex with a condom reflects not only ignorance of medical facts but a value system that undermines the development of young persons as future parents and loving, nurturing partners in a lifelong relationship. Our classrooms are quickly becoming value-neutral laboratories that are producing young Frankensteins. Teachers who impart sex education in a Dragnetlike setting (remember Sgt. Joe "Just the facts, ma'am" Friday?) are doing a great disservice, despite their undoubted good intentions. To understand this, we need only consider that no responsible teacher would give a youngster a

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car key if she or he knew only how to drive but was ignorant of the rules of the road. There is a myth our schools can solve all society's problems, whereas parents often perceive themselves' as lacking in the expertise and competence they presume their children's teachers to possess; or are too embarrassed to discuss sex with their offspring. . It is true that some offiCials claim that in-school sex education can be comprehensive; but how can that be if it does not include values? British author C.S. Lewis used a valuable metaphor in explaining the three points ethics should always explore. He likened the points to three basic lessons given marine pilots: how not to bump; how to stay shipshape; how to keep the destination in mind. By contrast, our state's current sex education campaign seems to zero in on only the first point: how to avoid bumps (i.e., unwanted pregnancies, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases). Ignored are the lessons on staying shipshape (building one's character) and how to reach one's final destination (Christian marriage, admit-' tedly at times so self-sacrificing that only love can make it possible and only perfect love can make it a joy). 1I1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111II1I1I111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River, Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail. postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.

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By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY and positive, and that good parents try to do what's best for their well-being. However, as you describe your brother's family, nothing indicates that they are anything but good, caring, nurturing parents. You caught the essence of the problem when you said that you don't understand their lifestyle. There are many good Christian lifestyles. It is a dangerous temptation to judge others as "bad Christians" when we actually mean that they do not do things our way. Housework is not the mark of a Christian. Love is. Try to become more familiar with children so that you can understand and appreciate dive?:sity. You might volunteer at a child care center. If you are not comfortable workingdirectly with children, start by assisting in the office, the kitchen or in organizing outings. If you prefer other areas, volunteer to work with the elderly or the sick. People nurture and love each other in a variety of ways. Stop. worrying about your brother's family- which seems to be doing just fine - and jOl,n in the'nurturing and loving which is going on all around you.

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munications has approved Catholic Campaign funds for a movie about Catholic social reformer Dorothy Day and a documentary about the six Jesuits and their two household workers murdered in El Salvador in November 1989. The two grants were among five awards totaling $67,585. For the Dorothy Day project, the committee awarded $28,000 to Paulist Father Ellwood Kieser, who req:ntly produced "Romero:' a motion picture about slain Arch. bishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, EI Salvador. For the Jesuit story, the committee awarded $10,585 to Icarus Tamouz Media, New York. Other projects funded were $10,000 to Radiofonica of Lima, Peru, for a radio program on indigenous people; $13,000 to Radio Fe y Alegria, Caracas, Venezuela, for radio evangelization programs; and $6,000 to Editaids-I CPA of New Delhi, India, for a course to train Indian journalists. . The awards were announced by the Catholic Communication Campaign, the church's media funding program. The campaign is

supported by an annual nationwide collection. According to the announcement, Father Kieser's film will explore "the transformation of Dorothy Day from unbelieving radical to contemporary saint." Miss Day, an anti-war activist and cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, died in 1980. The documentary on the Jesuits will focus on the life and death of the priests who were gunned down . along with a housekeeper and her teenage daughter at the Jesuit-run Central American V niversity in San Salvador last November. Salvadoran military men have been charged in the murders.


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Telling it like it is at Covenant House NEW YORK (CNS) - The new president of Covenant House, the ministry to runaway youth founded by Franciscan Father Bruce Ritter, said a decline in donations has forced program cutbacks at the same time youngsters coming in need more services. Interviewed at her office during her first week on the job, Sister Mary Rose McGeady said she was getting acquainted with the agency's various programs as well as .the staff and the youths. Covenant Houses accepts any young person seeking shelter who is willing to follow house rules. Then, Sister McGeady said, the staff tries to reestablish family ties or place the youth in some longterm situation. In the past, she said, young people who could not or would not return to their homes were often placed with a grandmother or uncle.. But larger numbers today have no such alternative, she said, and those over 18 may not be accepted in any foster care or agency program: "There seems to be less and less available out there," she said. Sister McGeady said she did not yet have final figures on income for the last fiscal year, ending June 30. But the preliminary figure is $88 million, similar to the previous year. However, much of that income came in before sexual and financial allegations led to Father Ritter's resignation. More recently donations have dwindled. "I have not been briefed yet on the actual numbers, but I see no need at this point for further cuts," Sister McGeady said.


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styles Dear Mary: My sister-in-law and her husband, my brother, are not very nurturing to their two boys. They're not very child-oriented, but rather self-involved and self-interested. They're not particular about what the children eat. My sisterin-law is not much of a cook, and she doesn't make much effort to improve her cooking skills. She still gives my 3-year-old nephew a bottle of milk when he takes a nap or goes to bed at night. She's not a good housekeeper. The house is usually a mess. It doesn't seem to bother her or my brother. On the weekends they like to go to the beach and leave the housework for later. They'l just take care of the essentials, like washing the clothes they'l need for the week. I don't understand their bohemian lifestyle. I feel they sho'uld handle their parental responsibilities better, especial1y' since they consider themselves "Christians." Whenever I voice my concerns, my brother gets very defensive and tells me to mind my own business or accuses me of being overly concerned. I feel that a child's early years should be safe-feeling and positive. I don't have children of my own, but if I did I would try to do my best for them. You are right when you say that a child's early years should be safe

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Each department of Covenant House and its U.S. and foreign branches were affected, she said. In addition, she said, Covenant House had eliminated its youth advocacy institute, a 26-bed AI DS floor, a messenger service, an outreach center, two Manhattan group homes and its Washington program. However, she said she felt strong commitment from the staff and support from friends across the country. "People who had stopped giving say they will start again," she said. She added that no word has come from Father Ritter, and that she did now know where he was. "He will always be the founder," she said, "and we pray for him." .But Sister McGeady said she had not decided what image of him should be presented at Covenant House. Reading evidence presented in Covenant House's internal investigation, she said, led her to agree with its conclusion that Father Ritter was so "irresponsible" in placing himself in compromising positions his "termination" would have been required had he not resigned. One former staff member, Atty. Anne B. Donahue, has strenuously opposed that conclusion in interviews and letters to periodicals. "I cannot be a party to the repudiation of Father Bruce and his vision that Covenant House'now chooses as the means of attempting to survive the half-truths, misrepresentations and hearsay reported by the mass media," she wrote in a letter to the editor in the

July 13 issue of Commonweal magazine. "My problem," Sister McGeady said, "is that we're no longer dealing with 'half-truths, misrepresentations and hearsay reported by the media.' Now we have an extensive and professional investigation by the most reputable firm the board could hire." The investigation, led by former New York City Police Commissioner Robert J. McGuire, was released after the Commonweal letter, but Miss Donahue subsequently had a similar letter in the New York archdiocesan weekly, Catholic New York. Sister McGeady said she knew of no other staff member who shared atty. Donahue's position.

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The current situation in the Persian Gulf is causing us to reevaluate our dependence on oiL As gasoline became plentiful, automobiles expanded in size, as did the speed limit. Conversely, projects to conserve energy anq stop pollution shrank.

lhanks, God, for giviiig E~ologists cry that we were very remiss. Other analysts stress that since 1950 the gross national product has climbed dramatically. They contend that ecologists are idealists who have no concept of eco. nomic progress. If natural streams had not been diverted, many farms would have lacked irrigation, these voices insist. Human efforts can be employed to restock fish supplies, they add, and where trees are torn down trees can be replanted. The goods of the earth as well as the human mind are gifts we are intended to use,it is'argued; and following the advice of ecologists would shift our standard of living back to the 19th century!


I met a woman recently who told me she was a liquidator. She explained, "We go into estates left to heirs and go through drawers, attics, and basements, looking for valuables, usually antiques and collectibles. Then we sell them and take a percentage."



Q. I need some peace of soul and spiritual strength. Fifty years ago I married a man, the worst one created - abusive, woman chaser and more than I can say. He left after two miserable years and threatened my life if I didn't give him a divorce.

But to prove they are far from unrealistic idealists, some ecologists have devised the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare that realistically adjusts the gross national product. How does it work? An acre of Louisiana swampland sells at $500. If it were drained and built on, storm protection, oxygen production, trapping, recreational uses of the land and other services of the natural ecosystem would be lost - valued monetarily at much, much more. Instead of a gain, we have a huge economic loss. Worse, benefits to human health and happiness are depleted. Recently, after developers built homes on a flood plain, I saw just what the results of an anti-ecology attitude can be. Today those homes


I groaned. Where was she when we needed her? I've been part of dismantling three family estates and I found the experiences frustrating and painfuL Frustrating in deciding what to do with items which held value for the deceased loved ones but not to us. Frustrating, also, in knowing that there were people who could buy or use items but we didn't have the time to search them out. Painful because of memories associated with objects' - grief upon seeing the battered nativity set of my childhood, the saved report cards I'd long ago forgot-


have either floated down river or spacious rolling fields dotted with have been so damaged by water trees. Every time I walk there I thank that they are worthless. More than homes were lost, however; so were God for the beauty. But most of all the hopes of those who dreamt of I thank God for giving the city of owning a home, raising a family . Washington, D.C., and its resiand sharing in the security of a dents, a break! Those open spaces afford the city much needed oxyneighborhood. It is no exaggeration to say that gen, an animal haven, drainage this one outrage meant the loss of and numerous other ecological benefits. billions to the GNP. In many parts of the city, every It is ironic to think that it might take a war or a hit in the pocket- square inch of earth is paved over. book to get people to respect the I think of that when I walk in my environment. Are these the only neighborhood and see old folks ways to get grown adults to listen sitting on their porches enjoying and to change? I believe there is the air and the lawns. Taking account of the world another way. Next to the residence where I around us, with its many riches, live is a Franciscan monastery. It seems like a very worthwhile enteris adorned with lovely gardens and prise to me.

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ten, and the recipe books which so lovingly fed our families. I suppose sorting through other .people's effects is easier than sorting through those of a relative. The memories aren't there and real, not nostalgic, value can be assigned. The liquidator told me they open everything. Frequently they find valuables stashed in old Band-Aid tins, toes of shoes, pockets of old clothing. I remember having the task, as a young bride, to open boxes oflovingly saved birthday and Mother's Day cards, when my husband's grandmother died six weeks after

we were married. I found almost one hundred dollars tucked inside, forgotten. Even sadder to me were the many unworn scarves, slips, and nightgowns stacked neatly on a closet shelf, still in their original . boxes. Sorting through a loved one's property carries with it the feeling of invading his or her privacy.. Why were specific items saved? And the guilt! If someone in the family doesn't want it, can we give it away without feelings of betraying our parents? I've learned a few things from

our experience. The first is that no matter how valuable something is to me, it won't hold the same nostalgia for my children, so it is good to ask'them now what mementos hold special meaning for them and get. rid of the rest. Second, photos and other treasured objects are meaningless without identification. I've also learned that it's far more touching to receive items from relatives before they die than after. A few years before my mother died she gave me some of her hand-embroidered linens, silverware, and china. I've come to prize her wisdom. If we all did that, we wouldn't need a liquidator.

A much-desired return to the sacraments I joined the Navy to escape him and received a civil annulment when I returned home. I tried at least five times with different pastors for a Catholic Church annulment with no help. I should be bitter but I never miss Mass. Missing the sacraments i's what bothers me. I look at the body of Christ at Mass with tears in my eyes. Now the miserable creature at 80 has had strokes and difficulties. I hate him with a passion. I was a young, pure girl when I met him and he brought great sorrow to my family. I have now been married to a real man for 41 happy years, and

have two children and two grandchildren. We tried up to the time we got married for some priest to help us. 1 am 72 years old. I'd like to know, can we receive communion? The Lord forgives, and has answered many of my prayers; not this one though. What is your opinion? (New York) A. Considering your age and all that you have been through, and your efforts to do the right thing before and during your marriage, I wish I could tell you to go ahead and receive communion immediately. However, I cannot. I need to ask you, if you wish to come back to the full sacramental

life of the church, to talk again to a priest you feel will be helpful and explain the situation. In evaluating the possibility of an annulment, the church considers many more'factors today than 40 or 50 years ago. I need to add something about you anger. Obviously your bitterness is very deep and perhaps that is understandable. However, I am quite certain that this anger and resentment have hurt you far more than they' have hurt your previous husband. At very least, you do not want to carry that anger and hatred to the communion table with you. I know some things to heal your

heart are physically and emotionally beyound your power at this point. Perhaps you will need some路 counseling. One thing you can and must do, however. You must bring yourself to pray for him, more for your sake than for his. You can hate what he has done to you. You can feel anger over how he has hurt you and perhaps people you love. But God loves him, perhaps for reasons only God knows, and you must love him also, at least enough to ask God's mercy and blessing upon. . Why don't you sayan Our Father for him every day? And think about what you are saying when you do it.

How do we develop empathy? By ANTOINETTE BOSCO

This story prompted me to ponder why some people are caring and empathetic and others are not. Recently I read that this subject intrigues researchers, too, and early results are beginning to reveal what makes the difference.

A longitudinal study (one which follows the same people for" a long period of time) begun in the '50s at My granddaughter julie is a Yale University has found that the policewoman in a town just south single most powerful predictor of of Chicago. empathy in adulthood is how much One of the stories she told me time children's fathers spend with about her work was about being them. the first on the scene of the tragic suicide ofa beautiful young mothDr. Richard Koestner, the psyer who closed the garage door, chologist who reported the findturned on the car motor and asphyings in the May issue of The Jourxiated herself. nal of Personality and Social PsyJulie went to see the victim's chology, told The New York Times grieving mother after work hours, , that, the popular belief and as my granddaughter related that warm, loving parents produce the story, tears came to her eyes. empathetic children, "We were able "We ended up crying together," to find that how affectionate parshe said. ents were with their children made

no difference in empathy." He was also astounded at how strong the father's influence was after 25 years. And evidently, when parents fail to set limits on.behavior or encourage self-sacrifice in children, their children tend to lack compassion. Nancy Eisenberg, an Arizona State University psychologist, told The New York Times that "warmth alone can encourage selfishness in' a child. Children also need a firm parental hand setting limits and guidelines." It is children of parents who are warm but also set firm limits 'on their children's behavior who help when they see someone in distress, Dr. Eisenberg concludes from her research, "Parents who set certain emotional limits have children who help. These limits are taught at moments when a child slams a door in anger or stares at someone who is crippled, and parents let the

child know that won't be tolerated," she said.' I have always believed that one of the greatest challenges of parenthood is the task of passing on to our children the capacity to be caring, empathetic and compassionate. For if we cannot feel for others, we have lost the very quality that distinguishes us as children of God.

Certainly compassion is the foundation of the love thatJesus taught us. He gave us the bottom lines: "What you do to others, you do also to me" and "N 0 greater love has one than to lay down his life for his friend." Listening to my grandaughter, I felt great pride and joy that she has the crucial quality that makes us human - compassion.

"Word-Life" tensions LIMA, Peru (CNS) - Tensions between the church hierarchy and the Latin American Confederation of Religious over a pastoral program are still strong, said a Latin American bishop. Bishop Dario Castrillon Hoyos, president of the Latin American Bishops' Council, known by its Spanish acronym as CELAM, said the "Word-Life" program "understands and explains

the Bible in a way that doesn't agree with Catholic teaching." "Word-Life" was designed by the Latin American Confederation of Religious to coincide with the 1992 anniversary of five centuries of evangelization in the Americas.

Ni'ght Work "I worry until midnight and from then on I let God worry."

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Moving experience Dear Editor: Thank you for the pictures of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Sept. 7 issue. I journeyed from Nantucket to West Harwich on Aug. 26 to take part in a small way in the pilgrimage. The experience was moving and I thrilled to see the statue and to listen to the man who has accompanied it around the world. Although the service was a slight bit too pre-Vatican II for my taste, it still was a rewarding experience. I like your various columnists, so keep it up. Your work is appreciated. Eileen P. McGnltto Nantucket

S he has it right Dear Editor: Antoinette Bosco has it right (Anchor, Sept. 7): the issue is OIL, repeat, OIL-who controls it, who profits from it. She says: "We will fight this one _ to maintain the status quo for the big rich oil companies." I add: Americans will come home in body bags for the control of oil, not for freedom or any other shibboleth. Antoinette Bosco, I am proud of you and of the Anchor too. Bernard McCabe So. Yarmouth

AIDS program praised Dear Editor: I recently read the article (Anchor, July 27) that you had concerning Father Bruce Cwiekowski. It is certainly pleasing to a Catholic doctor to read about a priest becoming involved with AIDS patients. There has been so much bad publicity about the Catholic Church not being interested enough in patients with AIDS; it is nice to know that here in the Fall River diocese they are trying to do something to show that the Catholic Church is interested in all its people irrespective of their illnesses. There is no question that the number of AIDS patients is going to increase over the years until this epidemic can be resolved. Hopefully, the Catholic Church will become more involved in helping the unfortunate people who are so . often alone and scared at a time when they are most vulnerable and in need of help. John J. Killion, MD Attleboro Dear Editor: We are writing in support of a recent article published in the Anchor, concerning Father Bruce Cwiekowski and the wonderful work he and others are doing with patients afflicted with AIDS. It's heartwarming to know that there are priests out there who are offering support and care to those with

AIDS. Keep up the good work, Father Bruce! Mary Robinson Sheryl Walsh

E1Saivadorprotest Dear Editor: The spirit of peace is found and welcomed in the same way that demons, including the demon of war, are driven out - by prayer and fasting. (cf. Mark 9:29) With this in mind, a group of concerned Christians - including aNew England Jesuit brother of ours, Father Jack Seery - is engaging this month in a prolonged water-orily fast outside the military base of Fort Benning, GA. They are praying for peace with justice in EI Salvador. We write now in support of their efforts, and to encourage others to join us in our own acts of prayer and weekly fasting in solidarity with this fast at Ft. Benning. For over 10 years, our government has poured millions of dollars every day into propping up the military-backed regime of EI Salvador. Up to the present time, elite Salvadoran troops are being trained in "counterinsurgency" tactics at Ft. Benning. They are being trained by American military personnel to wage war on th~ir own people, for the purpose of keeping a wealthy minority of Salvadorans, and the military chiefs who support them, in absolute power. In this way, we Americans have helped pay for the killing of over 80,000 people in the last 10 years. From the beginning, the Church in EI Salvador has stood firmly against the injustice of this slaughter - and American participation in it. It has paid dearly for that stance by the loss of numerous faithful, catechists, priests, sisters, even its archbishop, at the hands of the Salvadoran military and its supporters. We Jesuits who sign this letter were touched deeply by these losses last November, when six of our brother Jesuits, with their housekeeper and her young daughter, were brutally murdered by soldiers trained and equipped by the United States. These were good and intelligent Christians whose lives were dedicated to finding peaceful and just ,solutions to the problems of their people. We still mourn their loss and feel the shame of our country's share in the responsibility for it. In light of these terrible facts, we cannot set aside our concern for the people of EI Salvador, even as the threat of war looms in Saudi Arabia. We invite all those who read this letter to join us in urging . that our representatives in Congress vote to end all funding to the government of EI Salvador. We also invite anyone who chooses to join us in weekly fasting and prayer in support of our brothers and sisters who are witnessing outside Ft. . Benning. Rev. David Boultin, ·S.J., West Springfield Rev. John Caskin, S.J., Dorchester Rev. Mr. William Clark, S.J., Cambridge Rev. John Fagan, S.J., Worcester Rev. Paul Kenney, S.J., Cambrige Rev. Richard Petrie, S.J., Chestnut Hill


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Lawrence needy have a friend CHICAGO (CNS) - Marist Brother Thomas Petitte, founder of Lazarus House Ministries for the homeless in Lawrence, is the 1990 recipient of the Lumen Christi, Award from the Catholic Church Extension Society. The Chicago-based society raises funds for missions in poor and rural areas of the United States and annually presents the Lumen Christi Award to honor exemplary domestic mission efforts. Brother Petitte founded Lazarus house in 1983, when Lawrence. churches helped him buy and renovate a Victorian-era building. It opened with five beds but 1990 was offering-temporary housing to 38 men and women and seven infants, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor find jobs, health care, financial services, apartments, and other necessities. A former teacher and school administrator, Brother Petitte began his shelter after serving with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, Returning to Lawrence, he initially worked as a soup kitchen volunteer and by night provided sandwiches to homeless persons living on the streets, in abandoned buildings, or under bridges - where he twice found men frozen to death. Born in Camden, N.J., in 1945, he joined the Marists after graduation from high school. He is known for saying that "Christ is hanging on a cross of poverty in the United States today. We must take him down and embrace him."

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Tea for Bea Marian Manor Nursing Home, Taunton, recently hosted a "Tea for Sister Bea" in honor of Sister Beatrix Marie LaBerge. Sister Bea, as she is fondly called by residents and staff, is retiring after 44 years of service to the Fall River diocese. Sister LaBerge, a Fall River native, joined the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation at 18 and went to their motherhouse in Tours, France. She remained in France for 17 years. During the war years, Sister LaBerge and other American sisters had to be frequently relocated due to the German occupation. In 1946, Sister LaBerge returned to the States and for 14 years was hou!i.emother at the former St.

Anne's Hospital School of Nursing in Fall River. She often tells stories of student antics. Subsequently she worked for 16 years in the hospital laundry. Sister LaBerge joined the Marian Manor staff in 1976, working in its laundry for 14 years. .At her retirement tea; Thomas Healy, Marian Manor administrator, gave Sister LaBerge a certificate of appreciation and a recliner from the residents and staff. A Residents' Council representative presented her with a dozen roses. As she tried out the chair, residents and staff sang"Tea for Bea," a song written for the occasion, as well as other favorite tunes of the honoree.


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Catholic aid units will merge along with Germanys WURZBURG, West Germany (CNS) - Shortly after East and West Germany reunite, several Catholic organizations from both countries will join forces in their efforts to provide aid to Third World countries. Perhaps the largest such unification will be between the West German bishops' Misereor and the ... ' East German bishops' Need in the World, which are scheduled to begin working together early next year and to hold their first joint fundraising campaign next Lent. "Misereor is not only the biggest Catholic development organization in the world, it is also the largest church development organization in the world," said Walter Schafer, an agency spokesman. "With this unification, it will be slightly bigger." Both organizations are involved in Third World development work, with Misereor funding projects initiated by communities in developing nations, while Need in the World has provided clothing, food and other goods to nations chosen by the East German government, such as' Cuba, Angola and other communist aligned countries. The new organization will also be called Misereor, and it will follow its predecessor's policy, but East German bishops will sit on the organization's board. "The only criteria for help from our organization are poverty and the existence of partners striving for lasting solutions," Schafer said. For example, in India, less than 2 percent of the population· is Catholic, yet it has received about $400 million in the 27 years Misereor has been in existence, more than any other nation. Anotherimportant focus of Misereor has been training health personnel in Africa, where 30 years

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OTTAWA (CNS) - The Canadian bishops' Commission for Social Affairs has announced a plan for dealing with native rights Issues. The plan, announced in the wake of the controversy between the government and Mohawk Indians in Quebec, reflects "principles of justice, peace and truth," said a recent commission statement. The plan calls for the bishops to prepare a set of "questions and answers" on native rights concerns as well as a list of resource materials for use in dioceses. The materials would provide basic information on aboriginal rights issues -"land claims, treaty rights, selfgovernment, reserves" -and provide resources to combat "racism that exists between native and nonnative communities," the statement said. Each bishop will be invited to set up information or dialogue sessions with local native leaders, the statement said, noting that such sessions would increase understanding of aboriginal rights issues and provide insights on appropriate pastoral strategies. The bishops also suggested the governments establish an aboriginal rights commission, with power to take action on native issues.

ago foreign doctors and nurses provided all medical care, but where today there is an abundance of indigenous health care workers. Most Misereor funds come from donations but it also receives money from the German bishops, the German government and the European community. Misereor is not the only German Catholic organization to undergo unification. Caritas, the West German bishops' emergency relief organization, is expected to take over some ofthe responsibilities of Need in the World, such as providing material goods to Eastern-bloc countries in times of emergency, Schafer said. And in 1991, Adveniat, the West German bishops' organization that L

provides aid for projects promoting evangelization in Latin America, will begin asking the nearly I million East German Catholics to contribute to its annual Christmas collection. Last year, Advenlat gave nearly $100 million for about 7,000 projects such as building seminaries, starting catechetical formation classes and buying religious books for a school, said spokesman Horst Albert Roos. Another West German organization, Missio, provides pastoral aid for Africa and Asia. As East meets West, "In the field of the church, there will be much unification, just like in the political field," Schafer summed up.

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A Jew on Catholics: a Catholic on Jews meaning but hurting statement?" Wiesel also said he had been NEW YORK (CNS) - Elie hurt by "the silence of Pius XII Wiesel, Jewish author and Nobel during the extermination of my Peace Prize winner, said the state- people under Nazism," by the Vatment of the Second Vatican Coun- ican's refusal to allow full access to Holocaust-related archives, by cil on Jewish relations "went far Pope John Paul's meetings with for Catholics" but "did not go far PLO leader Yasser Arafat and enough for Jews." Austrian President Kurt Waldheim The principal omission, he said in a Sept. II address at Fordham and by establishment of a convent University, was recognition of the at Auschwitz. "I am not anti-Catholic," he state of Israel. "What is it - what could it be said. "But because I feel we are - about the Jewish state that pre- allies, I can and must say those vents the Vatican from recogniz- things." "If things happen in Israel that ing it as a sovereign state?" he you find offensive and unjust," he asked. "Doesn't the Vatican understand continued, "I do not ~xpect you to its absolute importance to the Jew- be silent." "N ostra Aetate" is important ish people everywhere?" because Jews and Christians are Wiesel said the Vatican was "faced with the same perils and "strangely silent" wtren "Israel's confronted with the same chalneighbors prepared an armed aslenges," Wiesel said: sault against her" in 1967, only "In joining hands, I will not be two years after issuance of the Vatles,s Jewish, nor will you be less ican II Declaration on the RelaCatholic," he said. tionship of the Church to Non·But warning of "dilution," he Christian Religions, "N ostra said the differences between the Aetate." religions were too different to "Didn't its leaders understand combine. "I cannot be at the same then, don't they understand now, that although I do not live in· time a Jew and a Christian," he said. Israel, I - who belong to a traumatized generation - could no longer live without Israel?" Cardinal Ratzinger The Vatican has said recogniNEW YORK (CNS) - Christ's tion of Israel depends on resolution of such problems as Palestin- establishment of the Catholic Church did not end God's special ian rights, the status of Jerusalem relationship to the Jewish people, and peace with Lebanon. nor does it mean that Jews are Wiesel, who lost his parents and a sister in the'Nazi death camps, condemned ifthey do not convert, was the keynote speaker for a con- said Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, ference cosponsored by the Amer- head of the Vatican Congregation ican Jewish Committee to mark for the Doctrine of the Faith. "Israel maintains her election, the 25th anniversary of "Nostra which has never been withdrawn, Ap.tate." but the church, too, is later acRetired Bishop Francis J. M ucepted by God as 'chosen' for a gavero of Brooklyn, Jormer U.S. unique purpose," said the cardinal bishops' moderator for Catholicrn an interview published in the Jewish relations, introduced WieJune-July issue of Midstream, a sel as "the crying voice for a moral New York Jewish magazine. society in which peace begins with "Being chosen by God for a the outstretched hand of one huunique purpose does not permit us man being seeking to understand to hold that the others are less than the suffering of another." we in the eyes of God," he added. Wiesel said that without Pope It "would be unjust" to say that John XXIII, "ecumenism and inJews who do not convert are conterfaith dialogue' would not have demned, he said. advanced so far in our lifetime." The interview focused on CathoBut in the theological area, he lic-Jewish relations and came three raised questions about a statement years after the cardinal stirred in "Redemptor Hominis," the first Jewish criticism by saying that encyclical of Pope John Paul II: Catholic dialogue with Jews must "Every man - without exception reflect the "theological line" that - has been redeemed by Christ." Judaism finds its fulfillment in "I understand that from a Chris~ Christ. Many Jewish groups intertian viewpoint, the pope's compreted this as meaning that Cathoment is meant to be a graceful and lics regarded dialogue as an effort gracious and surely generous gesat conversion rather than mutual ture toward me, the Jew," Wiesel said. "But what about my point of understanding. In the Midstream interview, Carview? ... As a Jew, how can I not dinal Ratzinger said that a special feel hurt when reading such a well-

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - "The Civil War," a PBS fall series, alludes briefly to tension that arose between Dorothea Dix and V.S. Catholic nuns who nursed the wounded during the bloody 186165 conflict. ", The series refers to nuns in a clip about Miss Dix, who supervised nurses. It notes she was difficult to work with and rejected both nuns and women volunteers she suspected were after adventure. Civil War expert Shelby Foote told Catholic News Service during a PBS press tour in Los Angeles that Miss Dix "absolutely would not take nuns," nor would she take "a woman below a certain age or above a certain ugliness." Nevertheless, filmmaker Ken Burns told CNS that he was "aware of a great contribution that nuns made throughout the war." He said his series makes no mention of the nuns' service, but said it would have been included had the series been allotted more time. The nuns' role was indeed significant, according to Siste.r Mary Denis Maher of V rsuline College, Cleveland. Sister Maher is the author of "To Bind V p the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the V.S. Civil War." In the book, she said nuns served soldiers on both sides and helped dispel anti-Catholicism in the nation. Historians have shown that Miss 111111I111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111I1111111111111

effort is being made in drafting the catechism for the universal church to overcome misunderstandings of the past. He singled out the "sensitive area" of Christ's relationship to Judaism. The cardinal heads the papally appointed group drafting the catechism, a compendium of Catholic teachings to be used as a guide in developing local catechisms. Efforts are being made to overcome "those old legalistic interpretations" of the Bible, "which portray Jesus as breaking with the Pharisaic interpretations of the Scripture, presented as overly legalistic," said Cardinal Ratzinger. Some scholars have noted that Jesus' teaching and Pharisaic teaching were close in spirit and substance, but that the New Testament. was written generations later, when the split between J udaism and Christianity was hardening. Another aim of the catechism is "to find the best way to handle those problematic areas regarding the trial of Jesus," the cardinal said. F or years, many Catholics were' taught that the Jews as a people were responsible for Jesus' death.' The Second Vatican Council repudiated that view. . "The New Testament per se is none other than an interpretation of the Old" and a continuity with the Old Testament, Cardinal Ratzinger said. "Of course, there is novelty in the way Jesus interprets the Scriptures, in the way Jesus sees this continuity," he said. The cardinal defined Judaism as "an ever-living" religion valuable to Christianity. "Without the Old Testament, without continuous contacts with an ever-living and ever-enduring Judaism, Christianity could not be true to its own origins," he said.

THE ANCHOR -:.. Diocese of Fall River ~ Fri., Sept. 21, 1990 Dix "discriminated against Catholic nurses, lay or religious, despite the fact that the doctors preferred the nuns," she writes. Her opposition to nuns, Sister Maher said, might have been because the nuns did not have to report to Miss Dix and were in . charge of their own hospitals. There also may have been jealousy involved, since many doctors and military officials sought nuns for their hospitals, she said. The nuns served well because of their vows of poverty, ehastity and .obedience, Sister Maher said. "The sisters were used to following rules and regulations, would not demand special accommodations or other scarce. resources, and would not be interested in the soldiers except as patients," she said. The quality of their care "helped pave the way for the beginning of professional training for female nurses within a decade after the Civil War," she said. Mercy sister Dolores Liptak, a historian and coeditor of "Pioneer Healers," which traces development of Catholic health care in the V nited States, told CNS that it was possible the efforts of women religious in the Civil War "did more to modify negative attitudes

about Catholics than did anything else in the war. Religious women were publicly present at the major battles of the Civil War enduring incredible, extensive hardship..... It's one of the most dramatic stories of religious women."


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Drinking and medications: problems and solutions


Have You a Problem? Almost anyone can develop a drinking or medication misu-se problem, even people who have never had a drink or taken more than an aspirin before becoming a misuser. Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can be trouble, especially sleeping pills, tranquilizers and pain pills. Later life can be a time of great losses as the people we love die, we retire, we have new money worries and some of us face bad health. Also, as we age, our bodies change so that drinking or misusing medications can affect us more strongly than when we were younger. Drinking or misusing drugs can seem to help at first, but in the end just makes new problems. One man who had never gotten drunk when he was younger says, "One day I returned early and discovered my friends having drinks in the recreation room (of a retirement center)... Late that afternoon I found myself accepting my first relaxing drink... Later I was to reason that the afternoon drink was made to order to perk me up, to combat nerves, to whet a fragile appetite, to aid digestion... I spent my 67th birthday in the drunk tank, arrested for drunken driving." (Reprinted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous from "Time To Start Living," pp.. 15-17). Do You Need Help? As many as one in IO older adults living at home and one in five in nursing homes has a drinking problem. To decide if you need help, Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that you ask yourself what drinking or misusing drugs has done to you. If they have hurt your marriage, your work, your ability to enjoy life and do the things you like to do, then you have a problem. You might be in trouble if you: - Still take prescription sleeping pills or tranquilizers that were only supposed to be used for a short time - "Borrow" other people's medications because the doctor won't refill your prescription - Feel a need to take over-thecounter sleeping pills, tranquilizers or a drink every day - Plan the day around drinking or spend time thinking about when you can drink Mixing Drinks and Medication? Someone who has never had a drinking or medication misuse problem in the past can easily start one by drinking while taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Drinking strengthens the effects of some medications which can be especially dangerous with sleeping pills and tranquilizers. Drinking can also make other medications less effective.

Older people who drink and misuse medications may suffer from: - confusion and memory loss - falls - bad health from lack of nutrition, because drinking keeps your body from using some vitamins - high blood pressure and stroke -liver cirrhosis, sometimes from as little as one or two drinks a day. If you drink at all, ask your doctor what effects drinking and taking your prescription or over-thecounter medications might have. Better Ways No matter what's bothering you, there are better ways to deal with it than drinking or misusing medications. (Remember: you should never stop taking prescription medications without talking to your doctor first.) If you cannot fall asleep, you might try exercising, not eating before bedtime, drinking warm milk at bedtime, skipping daytime naps and going to sleep and getting up at the same time every day. Exercise is good for nerves and anxiety. So is setting aside some quiet time each day to think or talking over your problems with friends, clergy or a counselor. If you are sad and lonely, it might help to get involved in some new activities. These could be taking a parttime job, volunteering, joining clubs or taking classes. More and more people are finding that their older years give them the chance to do all the things they never had time to do before. And they feel better, too. Every day thousands of older people find that they cannot stop drinking or misusing medications without help groups. To be referred to a professional, call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Substance Abuse Hotline at 1-800-322-5050 or your local senior center or the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Hotline at 1-800-882-2003. To find a self-help group, call Alcoholics Anonymous, which is listed in most telephone books. AA can also refer you to groups for help with medication misuse also. For More Information For a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous' brochure about drinking in later life, "Time To Start Living," call your local AA or write to Central Committee, 368 Congress Street, Lower Level, Boston, MA 02210. For information.on taking medications safely, write for "The Smart Consumer's Guide to Prescription Drugs," AARP, Park Square Building, 31 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116, or "Eldermed Brochure," Project Eldermed, Division of Elder HeaIth, Massachusetts Department of Public HeaIth, 150 Tremont Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

Laugh a little


"The country needs humor' for Orben claims humor is truly the same reason an individual needs American because it's so demoit when he gets older. If you don't cratic, getting people on the same laugh, you break." level when they share a joke. I There's a lot of truth in that think everybody has a funny bone. quote from Robert Orben, a humor The late Archbishop Harold consultant and ghost writer for Henry of Kwangju, South Korea, presidents, other politicians and a Minnesota-born convert, pre: corporate moguls. dieted a great future for the church Orben says a clever one-liner in Korea. "They're just like the can defuse tense situations, indi- Irish," he liked to say. "They love cating the speaker is a confident the Blessed Mother, they have a person who has the situation well great sense of humor and they hate in hand. He gave some examples the government." in a recent interview, praising One ofthe many reasons for the PresidentJohn F. Kennedy as par- popularity of Pope John XXIII ticularly adroit in using humor to was his sense of humor. Once stymie foes. When Kennedy was when he was taking some visitors criticized for naming his younger on a tour of Vatican offices one of brother U.S. attorney general, he . them asked him how many people said he saw "nothing wrong with worked there. "Only about half," he replied giving Robert some legal experience before he goes out to prac- with a grin. tice law." Some top .names in entertain"President Reagan grasped one ment and politics headed the proof the magic principles of humor gram at a religious communicain politics," Orben said, "and that tion congress held in Nashville last is, if you get into trouble, be the April, but the show was stolen by a first to joke about it. You will witty Filipino prince of the church. preempt the field." Cardinal Jaime Sin of Manila When Reagan was observed doz- led off a two-hour panel on "The ing at Cabinet meetings, Orben Power of Technology to Impact said, he began to say: "I am con- National Destinies" by telling the cerned about what is happening in story of the fall of the late Presigovernment - and it's caused me dent Ferdinand Marcos. He warmmany a sleepless afternoon." ed up the crowd of some 1,400 We older folks aren't the only religious communicators with one ones who need humor. Everybody funny story after another. Some were alien to the topic at does. Humor adds spice at every hand: when a parishioner wanted age of life, and it's most effective the cardinal to baptize her daughwhere you don't expect it, like ter "Toyota" and was turned down, churches and lecture halls.


Cardinal Sin said, the mother asked, "Why not? A few years ago you baptized her sister 'Mercedes.' " Others went right to the point: "In the revolution of '86 we expelled Ali Baba, but the 40 thieves remained. Now w'e're down tp 20." And this: "If the church marries the present government, .it will become a widow in the next generation." Though his talk lasted an hour and a half, he held his audience with wit and stories of the power of prayer in stopping armored battalions. He quoted John of the Cross: "People who don't pray are like birds without wings." "Prayer is the strength of man and the weakness of God," he said. "God cannot resist those who pray." The cardinal mixed with the media afterward, fielding questions. "You must be Irish," 1 told him. "You've got such a great sense of humor." "N 0, I'm Chinese," he said. "Sin means money in Chinese. 1 think we need a lot more Sin in the church." He left me laughing.


75-year separation ends for sisters HARRISBURG, Pa. (CNS)Two sisters separated for 75 years with no idea of one another's whereabouts were reunited with help from Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Harrisburg. "Everything just happened so fast," one of the sisters, Loretta McAuliffe Shaffer, 77, told The Catholic Witness, Harrisburg diocesan newspaper. "\t's just like a dream - a wonderful dream." She'd prayed that they'd find one another路 but said it was still unbelievable. In July Catholic Charities received a letter from the other sister at a retirement home in Towson, Md: Hazel McWilliams, 81, was searching for her only relative - a sister from whom she was separated as an orphan in childhood. The retirement home had learned that the sister's adopted name was Loretta McAuliffe - her maiden name - and that she might be living in Harrisburg. A Catholic Charities secretary in turn phoned a friend who had the same last name. That friend didn't know Loretta McAuliffe 'but suggested calling a man she knew, William Miller, who was compiling a McAuliffe family history. It turned out Miller did know her because he's the woman's cousin. M iller reached Mrs. Shaffer. She'd been looking for Hazel since the 1930s when she learned she had a sister. . The two had ajoyous reunion at the retirement home in Towson and now have spoken on the. phone several times. Mrs. Shaffer was in tears as she recounted her visit. "When I walked into this lovely retirement home, the woman at



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LORETTA SHAFFER holds a newspaper clipping with a picture of herself and her sister Hazel MeWilliams taken at a reunion after being separated for 75 years. (eNS photo) the desk said, 'You're Hazel's sister,''' she told the Witness. "Then Hazel walked toward me and we both said, 'My sister.''' For the first few minutes "all we did was hug and cry," Mrs. Shaffer said. Then they talked about their likes and dislikes, "trying to fill in 75 years in the space of seven hours." Mrs. Shaffer said her sister is a fun person, a giggler and also a devout Catholic. The sisters and their parents were last together in 1913. Hazel was 4 and Loretta was 8 months when they were given up to St. Vincent's Orphanage in Baltimore. Neither knows why. Loretta, the baby, was adopted two years later, in January 1915. That was the end of their relationship. Miss McWilliams never was adopted and never married. She was bumped from one fosterhome to another throughout her childhood. "I knew I had a sister and that her name was Hazel," Mrs. Shaffer recalled. "My adopted parents

told me. For years I had her in my mind, 1 hoped against hope that I'd meet her if she was still living." She gave up even that dim hope for a while. She had written letters in 1933 to the orphanage, only to find that it had burned to the ground, records included. She tried again in the 1950s, writing to any place that might help. . Last year Kathleen Stewart, a college student on an internship at the Towson retirement home, was asked to see if she couldn't find Miss McWilliams' sister. A sociology major, she told The Witness she just got lucky. First she contacted judges in Baltimore and Allegheny (Pa.) counties to see if they could help, but turned up nothing. Then she reached Associated Catholic Charities in Baltimore. The agency told her Loretta was adopted by Mrs. Joseph McAuliffe of Baltimore on Jan. 14, 1915, and later was confirmed in Harrisburg on Oct. 17, 1926. Associated Catholic Charities then suggested contacting Catholic' Charities in Harrisburg, and the lost was found.

Respect Life Walk participation urged Continued from Page One ipants, making It the largest oneday fundraiser ever held in Massachusetts. Theresa Hanley, who has coordinated the Walk since its beginning, notes that all are encouraged to participate in trying to make the world a little more humane for those in crisis pregnancies. "Women who choose life deserve support and encouragement. Please join us in helping our fellow human beings, born and unborn," she said. The Walk begins at 2 p.m. and follows a circular route of five kilometers (3.5 miles), beginning and ending at Boston Common at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. The Bullock Brothers, an upbeat gospel-singing group, will perform before and after the Walk on the Boston Common parade grounds. In the Fall River diocese parish pro-life-coordinators will read the following statement:



OLIVER M. CABRAL, president of New Bedford's 1990 Senhor da Pedra feast committee, sponsored by the Society of Senhor da Pedra, has expressed gratitude for the efforts of those at Immaculate Conception parish, committee members and their families, civic and professional leaders, those who participated in street decorating, kitchen workers and all others who shared in preparations for the 61 st annual feast. From top, Rev. Maurice Gauvin, parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception, discusses procession arrangements; the procession is led by Cabral and his son Nathaniel; seated at a feast committee dinner are from left Dr. Jorge Serpa Neves, Portuguese consul for Southeastern Massachusetts; Mrs. Neves; Rev. Manuel P. -Ferreira, Immaculate Conception pastor; Cabral. (Adalino Cabral photos)

United Nations dues Continued from Page One tral Europe offering the prospect of enhanced activity by the United Nations and its specialized agencies, it is most apPI.:opriate that member nations fulfill their treaty obligations," said Archbishop Mahony. "With the relief of certain tensions that had prompted heavy defense expenditures" by the United States, "it should be possible to provide additional financing for activities that further lessen the need for a defense buildup," he said. While there may be some resistance to the idea of paying up, the

entire amount路 owed the United Nations is "less than the cost of one Stealth bomber," noted Archbishop Mahony. The U.S. debts to the United Nations were accumulated during the Reagan presidency. Beginning in 1985 the Reagan administration began withholding some of its dues to protest what it said was the world organization's anti-Western bias, inefficiency and budget overruns. In 1988 Reagan announced he was pleased with the body's progress toward budget reform, staff cutbacks and a new spirit of consensus, but he left details of paying the debts to President Bush.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, Catholic churches throughout the United States will observe Respect Life Sunday. For over a decade, the bishops of our country have set aside the first Sunday of October as a day of prayer, that all Catholics and persons of good will might strengthen their conviction that human life is sacred at each and every stage. This year, parishioners from the diocese of Fall River are asked to manifest that conviction publicly by joining Bernard Cardinal Law and thousands of others for the annual Respect Life Walk in the city of Boston on the afternoon of Oct. 7. This three-and-a-half mile walk will strengthen the solidarity and energize the spirit of all who are concerned about the erosion of the sacred character ofhuman life, while providing a visible and hard-to-ignore public statement about that conviction. Here is an opportunity for us to engage in positive Catholic action and become a "people who will yield a rich harvest for the Kingdom of God." Please join us on Oct. 7 and let us all pray for increased respect for the dignity of human life. Bus transportation to and from the site of the Walk is being arranged throughout the diocese to facilitate participation by members of every parish. At weekend Masses, parish coordinators will take the names of parishioners who wish to walk. In parishes where this arrangement has not been made, interested persons may contact deanery representatives as follows: Attleboro: John Choberka, 6955556

Cape Cod: John Boyle, 7785651 or 775-6671 Fall River: Lucy Farrar, 3799618 New Bedford: Peter Zajac, 9940160 Taunton: Doreen Bissonnette, 823-5518 Father Fernandes said the next major project ofthe parish pro-life coordinators will be a Holy Hour. for Life at 3 p.m. on Holy Family

Sunday, Dec. 30, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River. In the future, the pro-life director hopes to have the coordinators participate in Project Life, a political action campaign by the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment that encourages individuals to communicate with elected representatives by telephone, in person and in writing regarding respect-life issues.

. Women's pastoral Continued from Page One tee is headed by Joliet, Ill., Bishop' Joseph L. Imesch. The first two drafts of the letter have focused on the dignity and equality of women, stressing the sinfulness of sexism and all forms of discrimination against women. A number of critics have said the letter suffers an internal contradiction because it insists on women's equality on the one hand but at the same time supports church positions that deny women full equality within the church. Several bishops, saying the letter would hurt the church's credibility, indicated recently that they planned to oppose passage of the letter this fall. . Other objections came from the Center of Concern, a social justice group; the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a national organization of heads of women's religious orders; and Priests for Equality, also a national organization.

Among prelates expressing reservations about the pastoral as it now stands were Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland; Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop P. Francis Murphy; Covington, Ky., Bishop William A. Hughes; New Ulm, Minn., Bishop Raymond A. Lucker; and Richmond, Va., Bishop Walter F. Sulli'ian. Archbishop Pilarczyk said that delay in voting on the letter would improve the consultation process within the United States. "Responses to the second draft of the pastoral are still being received from bishops and from dioceses throughout the country, as well as from interested groups and organizations," he said. "The additional time afforded by this rescheduling will allow a more reflective consideration of these responses." The second draft of the letter was distributed to the bishops and made public last spring.


Action against anti-Semitism urged PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (CNS) - Members of the Interna-

Murders confirmed SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNS)Bodies found in a mass grave near Sao Paulo show that condemnations of the former military dictatorship were "neither empty nor false," a Brazilian cardinal said. The 89 bodies dug up on the edge of a cemetery in Perus, about 25 miles north of Sao Paulo, are believed to be those of political prisoners who disappeared during the military regime between 1964 and 1985. About 1,500 bodies are thought to be in the grave. Cardinal PaJ.110 Evaristo Arns of Sao Paulo said that the Brazilian church had "always insisted that political prisoners, besides being tortured, were assassinated for being opposed to the military regime."

tional Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee stressed the .need to fight anti-Semitism, particularly in Eastern and Central Europe. In a joint statement at the end of a recent meeting in Prague, the committee "stressed that systematic efforts must be made to uproot sources of religious anti-Semitism, wherever they appear, through the use of texts, priestly training,liturgyand . the use of Catholic media.' The committee also said it hoped a new universal catechism for the Catholic' Church, currently being prepared, "could serve as an effective instrument to this end."


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U.S., Canadian bishops set topics for synod talks WASH INGTON (CNS) have questioned whether the muchWhen the world Synod of Bishops discussed shortage of priests in the meets in Rome Sept. 30-0ct. 28 to United States is really a shortage discuss priestly formation, repre- in view of the positive effect it has sentatives ofthe U.S. bishops plan had in, "the rise in lay ministry that to speak on priestly identity, spir- we've not had before." ituality, seminary formation, lay But "there is a contribution made involvement in formation, and on- by priests" which cannot be made . going formation of priests after by others, he said. ordination. He said the fact U.S. seminaries Ukrainian-rite Archbishop Ste- today deal increasingly with the phen SuIyk of Philadelphia said he different formation needs of older will talk about the urgent needs of candidates may play a role "inpriestly formation "in our present formally" in the presentations of circumstances in Eastern Europe, the U.S. bishops to the synod, "but where the church is newly liber- ,it is not part of a formal agenda." ated from communist oppression." He said that in many other parts Canadian synod delegates will of the world, such as Africa, semitreat the challenge of a secularist naries are overflowing with young culture, training seminarians in candidates. universities, issues of psycho-sexual Archbishop Sulyk said in a telematurity and spirituality and pasphone interview that in North toral formation. America the Eastern rites "have Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk practically,the same needs as the of Cincinnati, president of the NaLatin rite" in forming candidates tional Conference of Catholic Bish- who have grown up in a secularops and leader of the NCCB deleized, materialist culture. gation to the synod, said the U.S. He said he would leave the main discussion of those issues to the delegation was simply "a group of other U.S. bishops and would focus hard-working diocesan bishops" , going to Rome "to share some of his speech on what the church in the West must do to help the longour experiences in the United suppressed church in Eastern EuStates" with similar groups from rope rebuild seminaries, libraries other countries around the world. and teaching faculties. His main hope for the synod, he 'In addition to speeches given on said, is that it will bring "renewed interest in vocations and the priest- the floor at synod sessions, bishops may submit written interventions. hood." In past synods the U.S. and CanaHe said the fact bishops 'from dian bishops have been among the around the world will meet in leaders in addressing additional Rome for a month to focus on topics and concerns in this way, issues of priestly formation 'calls reserving their floor speeches for attention of the world's Catholics the topics they consider most to "the truth that [the church] important. can't exist without the priesthood." Archbishop Pilarczyk did not He said that during the synod's say what additional topics the U.S. first phase, he will speak about priestly identity; Chicago Cardi- delegation might address in this nal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chi- way. Archbishop Sulyk said Sept. 14 that he was working on a couple cago will discuss priestly spiritua:Iity, with special emphasis on celi- of additional topics but did not yet have them in final form for written bacy; Washington Cardinal James A. Hickey will address lay involve- submission. Among North American papal ment in 'the formation of priests; appointees to the synod, in addiBurlington, Vt., Bishop John A. Marshall will speak on seminary. tion to Bishop Wuerl, are Bishops Robert H. Brom of San Diego and formation; and Pittsburgh Bishop Harry J. Flynn of Lafayette, La. Donald W. Wuerl will consider continuing formation of priests. The first four men were elected by the bishops and Bishop Wuerl VATICAN CITY (CNS) was among synod members named Archbishop Arturo Rivera Damas by Pope John Paul II. of San Salvador has protested a Bishop Wuerl said that his con- government decision to ban radio cern is to "underline that before a transmission of his weekly Mass priest is ordained, we have asys- and homily, Vatican Radio retematic program of formation. At ported. The sermons frequently the same time, though, formation denounced human rights violations is a lifelong process, and after in the Central American country. ordination we don't have that same kind of systematic support." Reverse Psychology He said he hoped that as a result "We are told by the psalmist of the synod, the church around first to leave evil and then to do the world would set up more sys- good. I will add that, if you find it tematic programs for ongoing for- difficult to follow this advice, you mation and spiritual renewal of may first do good, and the evil will priests. automatically depart from you." Archbishop Pilarczyk said some - Rabbi Yitzhak Meir

The nuts and bolts of a synod VATICAN CITY (CNS) - For a month, the Catholic world's attention will be focused on the building where Pope John Paul II holds his weekly general audiences. The upper Hoor of the 20thcentury structure, tucked behind the 400-year-old palace housing the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ,houses the ~all where the world Synod of Bishops will meet. Starting Sept. 30, more than 200 representatives of the world's hierarchy will hammer out suggestions on priestly formation for Pope John Paul II. Although much ofthe dynamics will be that of legislative-style politics, the synod has no legislative powers. It is basically a sounding board for influencing the pope and for providing insights into the numerous practical problems the church faces under a vaJ:iety of social, cultural, economic and political situations. Prior to the synod, delegates are sent a working document, an "Instrumentl.i'm Laboris" in Latin, prepared by the Vatican-based synod

secretariat from answers to a qU'estionaire sent to the world's hierarchy on the synod theme. Synod activities are divided into three stages: the first is a two-week plenary session in which each delegate gives an eight-minute speech. Then the delegates break into small working groups to thrash out practical proposals. In the final stage, delegates meet again in plenary session to vote on the proposals. The first stage provides each delegate with a unique opportunity. Foreight minutes he has a captive audience of the pope, curial cardinals and influential bishops from around the world. Some delegates" take advantage of the situation to plug a pet idea, even if it is not directly related to the synod theme. As in legislative bodies, the speech-making allows everyone to get their positions on record. At the end of the plenary meetings the synod recording secretary, called a "relator," issues a document summarizing issues and suggestions raised. The document is meant as a guide for the small

working groups in forming their , proposals. Most of the legislative-style dynamics of trade-offs and tactical alliances take place during the small-groups stage. There are no prepared speeches, just spontaneous give-and-take as delegates try to maneuver their concepts through committees and back onto the ,synod floor in the form of a proposal. The proposals ofthe small groups are then gathered into a master list for the final stage. During the final stage there are preliminary votes in which delegates may amend proposals. This offers the opportunity to reintroduce an idea shot down by a small group in the hope of drumming up floor support from the overall synod membership. ' The final vote on each proposal, however, is a straight "yes" 'or "no" with two-thirds majority needed for approval. The approved proposals are not made public, but end up on the pope's desk for his use in preparing a post-synodal document.

Mother 'Ter~sa urges priests to holiness VATICAN CITY (CNS) Mother Teresa of Calcutta left her' order's general chapter meeting in India to tell an international gathering of priests to "be holy as the Father in heaven is holy." "The world has never needed holy priests as much as today," she told 5,000 priests attending a Sept. 14-18 retreat at the Vatican, sponsored by Evangelization 2000. Upon arriving in Rome for her. Sept. 15 address, Mother Teresa was invited to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo for Mass with Pope John Paul II. But there wasn't time before the retreat, so the pope "had to make a sacrifice," she told reporters: The 80-year-old Nobel Prize winner met with the pope before returning to India Sept. 16. At the beginning of the Missionaries of Charity general chapter meeting, Mother Teresa was reelected superior of the order, even though she had announced her retirement.

"The only thing I could say was ciliation and the Eucharist, she' 'thy will be done on earth as in said. heaven,' " she said at a press con"It is a wonderful and great ference after her address to the responsibility to bring the gift of priests. Jesus to the masses." The Missionaries of Charity have Mother Teresa, who has been in poor health, used only 40 minutes four facilities in Cuba and have been asked by the bishops to open of the hour and a half scheduled for her talk. She spent another half three more, she said. "My friend [President Fidel] hour shaking hands with the retreat participants and making her way Castro is' very happy and said Mother Teresa can bring 10,000 through the crowd to the retreat's sisters." press room. Six homes are operating in the Sitting with a khaki handbag on Soviet Union, and plans for seven her lap, Mother Teresa fingered her rosary as she told reporters of ' more are under way, she said. Mother Teresa said she needs' at ' her order's plans for new homes in least 15 homes in the Soviet Union Cuba, the Soviet Union, China to fulfill a promise she made to and Cambodia. Mary to have one home there for "I need lots of priests," she said. each of the five joyful, sorrowful While the sisters offer an inval- and glorious mysteries of the uable ministry to the poor and rosary. ' sick, only priests can offer them Several sisters are being prepared the sacraments, she said. for establishing houses in Cambo"What a tremendous gift God dia and in Beijing, Mother Teresa has given to the priest" to celebrate said. She did not say when the the sacraments of baptism, recon- houses would open.

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DURING HIS 1981 trip to the Far East, Mother Teresa receives holy communion from Pope John Paul II. (eNS/ Arturo Mari photo)

THE ANCHOR-Dio.cese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 21, 1990

New convert anticipates priesthood


Quake relief a priority over debt payments, says Filipino cardinal

NEW YORK (CNS) - Richard John Neuhaus, the nationally prominent Lutheran minister who became a Catholic Sept. 8, said he saw his move not as a repudiation of the Lutheran Reformation but as a step toward its fulfillment.. "As I understand the Lutheran Reformation, it was never intended to result in a separate Christian communion, but was a movement of reform within the one church of Christ," he said. "Where it went wrong was when the reform movement within the' one church became a separate church, and then more seriously when Lutherans began to accept or even exult in that separation as a permanent feature of Lutheran Christianity." , I Interviewed at his Manhattan office, where he directs the Institute on Religion and Public Life, Neuhaus interpreted his conversion in a way that suggested he had. not significantly changed his theological thinking, but had concluded the Catholic Church was the place where he ought to be. "There have been no great hundred and eighty degree turns, though I hope there has been change," he said. "It was more a question of having been led to recognize my ecclesial responsibility." RICHARD NEUHAUS, who converted to Catholicism Neuhaus said he thought he was earlier this month, stands in front of S1. Peter's Basilica in fulfilling that responsibility by Rome in a photo taken for his 1987 book, "The Catholic working for church unity as an Moment," (CNS/ Harper photo) "evangelical catholic" within Lutheranism, but came to believe was "the correct interpretation and Washington, and Weigel's wife, that Lutheranism today did not the interpretation of the magiste- ·Joan. see itself moving that way. Cardinal O'Connor administered rium itself." Loss of the unity goal occurred Neuhaus said he was moved the sacramen.t of confirmation, deearly, even in Martin Luther's toward his decision by immersing livered a homily expressing a welthinking later on, Neuhaus said. himself in Catholic literature when come and hopes for the future and, But more recently, he said, Lu- he wrote "The Catholic Moment," with Father Dulles and four theranism "went wrong" in failing published in I 987. ~'I found it a priests of the cardinal's staff, conto respond adequately to the very persuasive book," he said celebrated a Mass. Neuhaus had been confirmed by Catholic changes of the Second with. a smile. He also cited conversations with his father, but he said he did not Vatican Council. "There, Rome did respond crea- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, pre- consider his Catholic confirmation tively and generously and imagin- fect of the Vatican Congregation any disparagement ofthat because atively to the legitimate concerns for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Lutheran confirmation was not of the Reformation," he said. "But cardinal was in New York in 1988 intended to be sacramental. His parents, U.S. citizens, had there has not been a similarly bold to give the Erasmus lecture spongone to Pembroke, Ontario, to response to that on the part of sored by Neuhaus' center. When then-Archbishop John J. establish a mission, and Neuhaus Lutheranis m." In the United States, he found it O'Connor was appointed to New was born there May 14, 1936, with "appallingly obvious" that the 1988 York in 1984, Neuhaus arranged dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. His father, though of Missouri's merger that formed the Evangeli- small group discussions with him. Since then, Neuhaus said, they "hyper-orthodox faction," was not cal Lutheran Church in America wa's enacted not according to theo- had been in frequent contact, but anti-Catholic, he said, but made logical norms but like a business the cardinal never suggested "even friends with the local Catholic in the most delicate manner" that priest and went fishing with him. merger. Neuhaus was a minister of the he ought to consider becoming a "So anti-Catholicism never took with me." Association of Evangelical Luthe- . Catholic. "With truly major decisions, you Never married, he said he felt ran Churches, a "moderate" group that earlier broke from the Luthe- arrive at a point where you are -as he had during his 30 years of ran Church-Missouri Synod and aware not so much of making the Lutheran ministry - that he had a then was merged with the former decision but of the decision having vocation to the priesthood, and been made, a point at which you had talked with Cardinal O'ConAmerican Lutheran Church and stop resisting the obvious," he said. nor about being ordained for the Lutheran Church in America. In June he told Cardinal O'Con- New York archdiocese. The son of a Missouri Synod Preparation for that has not nor he was ready. He chose the pastor and a graduate of its St. Louis Seminary, Neuhaus said that Nativity of Mary as an "apt" date been determined and though he because "Lutherans who are evan- doesn't expect ordination this year, branch of Lutheranism maintained "a great deal of confessional and gelical catholics share Martin Lu- he said he felt there would be no catholic substance," but was "sec- ther's deep veneration for the role unnecessary delay. Cardinal O'Connor, he said, has tarian" and rejected the ecumeni- of Mary in the plan of salvation," he said, though he added that indicated he wants him to concal vocation of Lutheranism in appreciation has "been stifled and tinue his work in the institu.te, but principle. also to undertake some parochial He said he had always thought truncated" in Lutheran teaching. So at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8, Neuhaus sacramental responsibilities and to the three Catholic dogmas presenting the greatest obstacle to went to Cardinal O'Connor's resi- specialize in preaching. Neuhaus said he felt no special most Lutherans - papal infallibil- dence and the chapel there for his ity, the Immaculate Conception rite of reception into full commun- vocation to encourage other Lutherans to follow his example. and the Assumption - could be ion with the Catholic Church. "But I hope," he said, "LutheHe said his sponsors were Jesuit interpreted "as fully conformable Father Avery Dulles, a convert rans will ask themselves what is with the Gospel .as Lutheranism who was raised Presbyterian; the purpose - in terms of the understands the Gospel." Ge'orge Weigel, director of the Gospel - of continuing a separBut only in 1986-87, he said, did Ethics and Public Policy Center in ated Lutheran communion." he become fully convinced this


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MANILA, Philippines (CNS) - Cardinal Jaime Sin of Manila has criticized the government strategy of continuing to make payments on the country's multibillion dollar foreign debt despite the devastation caused by the recent earthquake on Luzon Island. "Something indeed seems morally wrong when, in the face of such widespread lack of basic necessities among our people, we still feel compelled to service our debts in a 'business as usual' manner," Cardinal Sin said. His comments were made during a recent Mass, attended by President Corazon Aquino, at the Manila Cathedral, reported UCA News; an Asian church news agency. In mid-August, government panelists returned from 10 days of meetings in New York, Washington and Tokyo, where they sought easier terms for debt payments so the Philippines could rebuild from the earthquake. Cardinal Sin said the Philippines would do well to present the poor state of the economy to creditor 'states more accurately and to declare 'its willingness to honor obligations within human limits. "We would also do well to distinguish between debts that have been incurred legitimately and debts incurred by fraud," Cardinal Sin added. "There is moral obligation to respect the contract obligations of the debtor, not the creditor,': he said, "especially when the latter involves payment of some $300,000 daily in interest alone. "When we spend such gigantic sums in servicing the interests of fraudulent loans, can there be much left to service the legitimate interests of the poor?" Cardinal Sin asked. Cardinal Sin said debtor and creditor nations belong to a human family of nations, and both have responsibility before God for the common good - not for perpe-· tuating the domination of some wealthy nations over others. At least 37 percent ofthe government's budget this year will go to servicing the country's $27 billion foreign debt. The Philippine Congress wants

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:"-aron Preston and Colleen Kelly George Rogers has been ap- In one-act plays, "When Death Do pointed associate academic dean Us Part" and "Almost the Bride of for- continuing education. He has Dracula," performed in August at served at Stonehill since 1978 in - North Attleboro High School and several capacities including assis- produced and directed by former tant ~cademicdean for continuing Feehan student Michael LaChance, education, director of the evening now a junior at Boston College. division and coordinator of the Senior Monique Choquette took Hyde Park/ Stonehil(Collaborative summer courses in English and Project. physical science at Brown UniverRogers is a member of the Asso- sity, and classmate Michelle Courciation of Continuing Higher Edu- tois attended Rhode Island School cation, North American Associa- of Design's pre-college program. tion of Summer Sessions and the Sister Harding announced that Taunton Area Chamber of Com- senior Joseph Boyle is a National merce. Merit Scholarship semifinalist. A member of St. Paul's parish, Senior Matt Langevin has dohe resides in Taunton with his nated $2700 to the Bishop Feehan wife, Marguerite, and their five Scholarship Fund as a result of his children. summer project of growing and selling chrysanthemums. Faculty members also had a busy summer. Sister Mary Enda The staff of Bishop Feehan High Costello, RSM, resided at ProviSchool, Attleboro, convened on dence College, where she wrote Sept. 4 to begin the academic year. curriculum guides for the Center Principal Sister Mary Faith Hard- for Learning in Cleveland for the ing, RSM, discussed the theme for novels Doctor Zhivago, by. Boris the school year, "Forming Com- Pasternak, and The Power and the munities of Compassion," and new Glory, by Graham Greene. In 10 Feehan chaplain Rev. David Costa summers with the Center, she has celebrated Mass. written 14 such curriculum guides. Another addition to the Feehan Religion teacher Katie Brandley faculty is Spanish teacher Shane attended a week-long Springfield McCracken. A graduate of Attle- program sponsored by the Goverboro High School, Providence nor's Alliance Against Drugs. College and the Universidad IbeUpcoming are a Mini-College roamericana, Mexico City, he was Day at Feehan Sept. 27 and a a student teacher at Feehan. Spirit Day and dance Sept. 28: Many Feehan students had busy The Feehan band will participate summers pursuing travel and aca- in a competition tomorrow in demics. Seniors Jason Adamic, Dedham. On Monday, feast of Deirdre Hennessey, Jason Curtis, Our Lady of Mercy, a school liturgy Brett O'Brien and Sarah Slye visit- will be offered. ed Russia under auspices of the, People to People American-Soviet Youth Exchange and the American-Soviet Exchange Project. Their Coyle-Cassidy High School, three-week trip included stops in ' •Taunton, has welcomed 590 stuMoscow, Kiev, Odessa, Leningrad dents for the new school year. and Vinnitsa as well as Prague, Five new teachers have joined Czechoslovakia, and Helsinki, Fin- the faculty: Sister Kathleen Carven land.', , and John Healy in the religion Seniors Channelle Chapdelaine department; Lorena Dauteuil, and Lisa Aiello attended a fashion foreign languages; Diane, Garvey, merchandising program at John- English; and David Cassavl/.nt, son and Wales University in July, social studies. while Miss Aiello's twin, Heather, With the addition of these instructors, the Coyle-Cassidy staff attended a business program. Miss now numbers 57, one ofthe largest Chapdelaine and classmate Mike Balboni attended a week-long in the school's history. The numJunior Achievement National ber includes 13 sisters, many of Conference in Bloomington, Ind., whom are members of the Holy last month: ' Union Order. Senior Brian Healy and junior The school year began with the Kerri Simoneau participated in a annual opening Mass, celebrated three-week theater arts program at by Rev. William L. Boffa, chaplain, assisted by altar servers Keith Hartwick College, Oneonta, N. Y. Fernandez, Mike Simpson. Chris Healy also appeared with seniors

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Sister Vera Herbert, who is celebrating her 64th year as a Holy Union nun, were readers. Faculty members Victor and Linda Augusto provided the music. ' At the Mass, Sisters Laurette DeChamplain, SUSC, Eugenia Margaret, SUSC, and St. Paul Col, lard, SSJ, were honored for a total of 125 years of service to their religious communities. Sister Laurette and Sister Eugenia are goldenjubilarians, while Sister St. Paul is celebrating her silver jubilee.

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The Coyle~Cassidy Warrior football team opens its 57th season this year in the newly-formed Eastern Athletic Conference. The team will be led on the field by senior captains George Melo, Bob'MacDonald, Joe Hines and Tom Hughes. Leading C-C cheerleaders are seniors Julie Serino and Marie Foley. The cross country te'am is under the leadership of seniors Mike Simpson and Keith Silva. The Lady Warrior volleyball team is captained by seniors Jen Bastille, Debbi Arruda and Erica Ploude. Coyle-Cassidy fields its first soccer team in the school's history

By Charlie Martin,

WHEN I'M BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN Gonna break these chains around me Gonna learn to fly again May be hard, may be hard But 111 do it When I'm back on my feet again Soon these tears will all be drying Soon these eyes will see the sun Might take time, might take time But 111 see it When I'm back on my feet again When I'm back on my feet again , I will pound down this street again And they will all look at me again And they will see that I'm strong Gonna hear the children laughing Gonna hear the voices sing Won't be long, won't belong Until I hear them When I'm back on mY,feet again I'm gonna feel the sweet light of heaven Shining down its light on me One sweet day, one sweet day I will feel it When I'm back on my feet again And I'm not going to crawl again 111 learn to stand tall again I'm not going to fall again Because I learned to be strong Soon these tears will be drying Soon these tears will see the sun Won't be long, won't be long Till I see it When I'm back on my feet again When I'm back on my feet again 111 be back on my feet again Sung by Michael Bolton. Written by D. Warren (c) 1990 by CBS Records Inc. MICHAEL BOLTON is on Back on My Feet Again" is his the proverbial "roll." He won third straight chart hit. The song describes a person's the 1990 Grammy for best pop male vocalist and "When I'm attempt to put his life back


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St. Stanislaus School The opening of the 85th school year at St. Stanislaus School, Fall River, was celebrated with a Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 9. A family picnic followed at Sh James Convent, Tiverton. The theme for the school year is "A Deepening of God's Presence in Our Lives Through Prayer," a follow-up on last year's theme, "Being Aware of Our Baptismal Vows." Prior to the opening of school, the faculty met for a day of recollection and refocusing. Father Robert S. Kaszynski, St. Stanislaus pastor, directed the program on Aug. 27, the Feast of St. Monica, and spoke on the gifts of women in church ministry.

Conversion "Look at the bees. They suck bitter juice from thyme and by their nature convert it into honey. Devout souls find many hardships, it is true, but in accepting them, they convert bitterness into sweetness."-St. Francis de Sales together after some unnamed disappointment or mistake. The person affirms his belief in himself: "I'll learn to stand tall again. I'm not going to fall again." He is resolved to be "back on my feet again" so that others "will see that I'm strong." Few things in life are as important as what you believe about yourself, for this belief influences much of what happens in life. Consider a teen who has a poor semester in school. This person might be tempted just to give up, maybe to try to coast through to graduation. He might also be in trouble at home, with parents suspending privileges because of the poor grade performance. He can choose to feel inadequate about himself and resentful toward others, or he can ask himself: "How can I change this situation?" Certainly it is helpful to acknowledge whatever we are feeling, but we don't need to stop there. We can also consider what actions could take us beyond our current emotions. Every feeling is a message. It is up to us to determine what we are going to, do, about these messages. Our teen might come up with a specific action plan for impro-v:ing his, school ,situation. Hecotild consult with'the school counselor and his teachers:Perhaps some changes in his class s~hedule are necessary. .Maybe he needs help in developing better study skills. God gave each of us an abundance of inner strength. As the song says, it "may be hard" and "might take time," but all of us can show that' we are winners. Believe in yourself and begin to make changes that improve your life. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

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. More than 100 guests, including clergy from local parishes, representatives of area schools and the diocesan Department of Education, faculty members and friends, attended a recent reception for Rev. John P. Murray, SJ, new principal of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River. Sister Kate Gibney, S USC, a substitute teacher, has been awarded the ·1990 Outstanding Advisor Award by the National Academic Advising Association. The student government is beginning plans for Spirit Week, Oct. 15 to 19. On the sports scene, the boys' soccer team won two in preseason play, then tied Stang and lost to Dighton-Rehoboth. The Lady Cou-

gars have defeated Wareham and tied Dartmouth. The volleyball squad bested New Bedford but was defeated by Feehan. Feehan also nipped the Cougar crosscountry team; however, ConnolIy's harriers came back to win the Somerset Invitational Meet Sept. 15. Soph'omore Mike Donnelly led the Red and Gold in that event. Senior Philip Nadeau has been named a semifinalist in the·1991 Nationa'i Merit Scholarship Program. An honors student, member ofthe National Honor Society and captain of the cross country team, he is also student body president. Due to the enthusiastic response to the Alumni Association's golf tournament Sept. 14, it is expected to become an annual event.

CYO baseball trophy awarded Rev. Jay Maddock, Fall River area CYO director, has announced that the annual Umpires'S portsmanship Trophy has been awarded to Kevin Timberlake ofSt. Anne's parish. The trophy is the only individual annual award the baseball league presents. Each team manager nominates a player and league umpires then vote to determine the recipient of the award. Timberlake has played for St. Anne's since 1986 as an outfielder, shortstop and pitcher. This year he led the team to a third-place finish in the regular season and an upset over defending league champions St. William's. In 1986, Timberlake's then teammate and now manager Brian Franco was the sportmanship award recipient. Said Father Maddock, "Obviously Brian has had a positive effect on Kevin both with his baseball skills and jn the way he conducts himself. I am happy that a former winner of the award is now managing in the league and that his example has been picked

up by one of his own players. Kevin, in addition to being a fine player, has always shown respect to his opponents and in turn has the respect of the other players in our league." Timberlake will receive a trophy and his name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque at the CYO Hall on Anawan Street. He plans to play for St. Anne's again next summer.

Notre Dame School Twenty new kindergarteners at Notre Dame School, Fall River, were entertained at a welcome party by their teacher, Lillian Taylor. ClassroomaideJeanne Murphy helped serve refreshments. Sister Paulette Marie Gregoire, RJM, principal, pointed out that the annual pre-school party helps take the worry out of the first day of school by familiarizing pupils with the classroom while their parents are present. Parents also got a firsthand- look at how the kindergarten is run.

N.Y. drug rehab center inspires one in China NEW YORK (CNS) - A priest who heads the Daytop drug rehabilitation agency in New York will open a center in China in response to appeals from Chinese officials who say their methods have failed. In a recent interview at Daytop headquarters, Msgr. William B. O'Brien, president, said the agency would open a treatment center in Kumming, capital of Yunnan P.rovince. Yunnan, bordered by Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Tibet, has extensive drug trafficking and reports 460,000 addicts, including over 100 AIDS carriers, Msgr. O'Brien said~ He said the invitation to look at needs in China came ftom Zuoning Jiang, director of the Nationai Drug Dependence Treatinent Center in Beijing, who ~ad learned of Daytop in Thailand. ' . Jiang said attempts to ov~rc~me addiction through acupuncture, methadone, incarceratio'h and other methods had failed.' Daytop puts young people in a highly struciured,'drug-free setting. They are confronted by fellow addicts and staff, includ,ing recovered addicts, who demand they become totally honest about themselves. The program claims a recovery rate of over 90 percent. Msgr. O'Brien said Daytop served essentially the same type youngsters as Covenant House,


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By Linda Rome food preferences around the dinner What's the weirdest thing you've table. Dinner conversation doesn't alever eaten or think you would eat? ways have to be about serious topPickles and ice cream? Horseradics like what trouble the family ish pie? Hasenpfeffer stew? My husband thinks it's normal dog got into today or the D your to eat American cheese and jelly brother got on his math test. . Dinner isn't just for eating. Besandwiches. I make him eat them lieve it or not, 'you can have fun alone. What people eat is about as during dinner and perhaps learn individual as what they wear, and something about each other along , can strike other people, especially the way. Use this list to give a you a jump parents, as just as strange. One of my sons doesn't eat beef, not even start. I. The strangest thing I've ever McDonald's hamburgers, but he scarfs down fresh bass, shrimp and eaten is... 2. The weirdest combination of scallops without batting an eye. My parents couldn't have gotten foods I like to eat is... 3. The one dessert I can't stand me to eat such things for love or money, or any other suitable bribe. IS ... 4. My favorite ethnic'food is... Foods can go in and out of 5. My mother/ grandmother/ fathfashion,just as hemlines go up and down. When I was younger, choc- er makes the best __in the whole world. olate fondue was the only way to 6. The most disgusting thing I end a special meal. Now the rage among a group of teens I know is can imagine having to eat is... cheddar cheese and broccoli pizza. , 7. True or false: I consider myself What is the food fashion with an adventuresome eater. 8. My favorite candy is... your crowd at the moment? 9. When I go to a restaurant, I How well do you know the private quirks of your friends and always order... 10. The one thing I eat that no family when it comes to food? A fun activity would be to discuss one else in my family eats is ...

A quest for golden sneaks By Hilda Young Our 14-year-old reverently held the pair of sneakerS in his hands'. He turned them slowly, admiringly, lustingly. Named after a famous basketball player, they inflated and deflated with a self-contained air pump. They glowed in the dark. They drew awed gasps. So did the price tag. "Rub them," his father suggested, his eyebrows shooting to an arch on seeing the price. "If a genie appears, we'll buy them. Otherwise, put them back in the vault where you found them. We are not about to take on the responsibility of stimulating the economy on our own."

the New York-based agency that helps runaways. ' While Covenant House gives shelter to any young people who ask for it, he said, Daytop refuses to accept or keep them unless they show seriousness about building a new life. "If they just want a warm bed and food, throw them out or they will con the shirt off your back," he said. "If it's raining or snowing outside, that's very therapeutic." Msgr, O'Brien said the Kumming Daytop center will serve 80. addicts. A Chinese-speaking member of the New York staff will be sent to direct it, he said, and a training, center for Chinese staff will be opened in Kumming at the same time. In addition, he said, six Chinese will be trained at the Daytop center in Rhinebeck, N. Y. Msgr. O'Brien, a priest of the New York archdiocese, helpeq found Daytop in 1963 and became president and chief executive officer in 1972. That year Daytop established a program in Montreal and subsequently in 53 other countries. ,,' The Italian program is one of the fastest growing, Given personal UNION SOLDIERS defend Washington, D,C., in this support by Pope John Paul II, it photograph; one of many used to document the struggle early now has 127 houses serving more than 11,000 young people, Msgr. between the North and South in "The Civil War," a nine-part PBS television series. See story on page 9. (CNS/ PBS photo) O'Brien said.

"But dad," pleaded Size 10 Double E. "These are awesome. I'll get a job. I'll pay for part of them. I'll keep my room clean forever. I'll stop calling Dweeb Queen (his sister) a dweeb. I neeeeed these." "No," his father corrected, "you neeeeed food, water, shelter and a strong mouthwash. You desire those shoes." "Maybe they have a lease-purchase plan?" he attempted. "For all you know one could go flat and then you'd have one leg an inch longer than the other," my husband noted. "We would have to build a niche with recessed lighting to store them near the family portraits and great grandma's silver tea set," he aoded. . "It would be the last favor I ever ask for." . His. dad's eyes narrowed .."We have talked abo.ut overpriced, brand-name styles. We have talked about overcoming peer pressure. We have talked about learning the value. of money and ,the work it represents. 'We made our position, perfe'ctly clear. "We will not succumb to buying laber·conscious c1othes':-' or shoes: - that we cannot afford." , .. With a deep sigh the wbuld-be shoe prince placed the sneakers, back on their display pedestal. "Can I help you?" asked the salesperson. "Not today," answered the 14year-old. "My dad says we have to go home and talk about it some more."


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~i F~il' Ri~~r~F~C'S~pt.·if::i'99(f'·rst: Fk'ANCI8 ()'F'ASSISI, NB' "·"·ST. 'jULIE'siiLiART;' r,,· ' Catechism classes for students attending public schools will begin in October..Women's League first meeting of season beginning with 7 p.m. Mass Sept. 27. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Holy hour 7:30 tonight. Religious education classes begin Sunday. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Prayer group meets 7:30 p;m. Sept. LaSALETTE CENTER, 27, parish center; Father Bill Baker ATTLEBORO will present "Pathways." . Personality Type and Prayer retreat Oct. 5 to 7, ,directed by Kathy ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Wrobel. The weekend helps individWomen's Guild first meeting of uals discover their own personality season 7 p.m. Sept, 25, center. Juntype and the possibilities of growth ior high parent meeting 7 to 8 p.m. which can'evolve through prayer. A Sept. 25, church. test based on the Myers Briggs PerHOLY NAME, NB sonality Type Indicator will be Couples' Club dinner and first administered.. meeting of season ,following. 5 p,m. 1990-91 programs include retreats ,Mass Sunday, Parish councIl meetfor families, guided or directed retreats, Cursillo, Marriage Encoun- 109 has been res~heduled to 7:30 p.m. Monday, parish center. ter, and retreats for women, men, HOLY NAMEFR singles, youth, married couples, and Mass and op~n house for parents separated, divorced and widowed. 7 p.m. Wednesday, school. Women's Information: 222-8530. Guild membership tea and reception WIDOWED SUPPORT for new members 2:30 p.m. Sunday, FR area meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 25, school hall; information: Mrs, James Cathedral School hall, 467 Spring Duffy, 672-5185. Youth group officSt. Meetings continue on fourth ers' installation 10 a.m. Mass SunTuesdays. Information: 999-6420. day followed by brunch at the school. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET ATTLEBORO Meeting for Confirmation Level I Rev. Andre Patenaude will launch students and parents 6:30 p.m. Monhis 10th recording at a release' party day; students will then attend class 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Shrine cafeteria. until 8 p.m. Level II students and Reservations: 222-5410 or 222-9154. parents meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, SEPARATED /DIVORCED class will follow. ~evel II candidates' CATHOLICS Day of RecollectIOn noon to 5 p.m. Attleboro area meeting 7 to 8:30 Sept. 30, parish center. St. .patrick's p.m. Sunday, St. Mary's parish cenFellowship meeting Sunday evening, ter, N. Attleboro; information: 695parish center. Senior youth group 6161. NB area meeting 7 to 9 p.m. meeting Thursday evening. Monday, Family Life Center, N. SACRED HEART, FR Dartmouth; Rev.·Bruce Cwiekowski, First Friday Club communion chaplain at St. Luke's Hospital, will ' breakfast following 9 a.m. Mass speak on AIDS. Information: 994Sunday, parish hall. CCD teachers' 8676 or 998-1313. FR area meeting and potluck supper 7 p.m. Wednes- meeting following 9 a.m. Mass Sunday, Our Lady of Grace parish cen- day. Confirmation candidates will meet with Father Edward Byington ter, Westport. after 7 p.m. Mass Sept. 30. New ST. ANTHONY OF THE members invited to join Women's DESERT, FR Guild Bowling League; information: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament Claire Cantin, 678-0133. Ladies' sewnoon to 6 p.m. Sept. 30; holy hour 5 ing group will meet I to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 p.m., St. Sharbel Chapel, 300 North to make cancer pads for Rose HawEastern Ave. No exposition during thorne Home; information: Blanche Quinn, 672-6175. ' October.

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ST.GEORGE,WESTPORT 'Holy hour 7 tonight. Women's Guild meeting 7 p.m. Monday, parish hall; new members welcome. Persons interested in joining the choir should contact Lynne Guilmette, 673-9377. Altar servers needed; information: Cathy Poisson, ' 675-0271.

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HOLY ROSARY, 'TAUNTON N. DARTMOUTH Lectors needeo; contact one ofthe RCIA classes begin 7 p,m. Mon- priests. day, Family Life Center. Confirma- CATHOLIC WOMAN'S tion II teachers' meeting 7 p.m. CLUB,FR Tuesday, Family Life Center. ConAnnual Bishop's Night Oct. 9, firmation I instructional session 7 White's of Westport. Reservations: p.m. Wednesday, church hall. Youth Barbara Sullivan, 674-6449, or Peg Masses will be hel~ 5:~0 p.m. each Leger, 678-6675 (after 5 p.m.), by f~urth ~unday begmOing Sept, 24. Sept. 25. Transportation available. Vmcentlans meet 7:30p.m. Thursday. Rene and Marie Raincourt will present a musical program following CATHEDRAL, FR . Grade I parents' meet 109 2 p.m. the dinner. and Joshua Program parents' meetST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Youth group meetmg Sunday; anying3 p.m. Sunday. Eveningpray~r one interested in helping may con7 p.m. Sunday., Cathedral choir tact Charlie Murphy, 992-2 I95. Reliwill resume singing at 10 a.m. gious education teachers' meetings Mass Sunday; new members wei· tomorrow: grades I through 3. 9: I5 corned to rehearsals 7:30 p.m. Fri· a.m.; grades 6 through 8, 10:30 p.m.; days, Cathedral school. Monday: grades 4 and 5, 3:30 p.m.; CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB NB grades 9 and 10, 6:30 p.m. ConfirExecutive board meeting 7:30'p.m mation students and parents' meetSept. 26, St. Lawrence rectory, 110 ing 7 p.m. Sunday; baptism training Summer St. NB session 3 p.m. Sunday. ' ST. ~:~RY, NOR~ON . SS. PETER & PAUL, FR RelIgIOUS educatIOn cla~se~ begm CCD classes begin 8:30 a.m. today 9 to 10 and 10:30 to 1:3 a.m: for grades I through 6 and 10:30 tomorrow for grades I through 3, . a.m. for grades 7 through 10; all stugrades 4 through 9 classes begin dents will attend 9:30 a.m. Mass. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO For information on classes or to Cub Scout sign-ups this weekend. volunteer to teach, contact CCD ofCCD classes begin this week: grades fice, 285-3237, SMYLE first meeting I and 2 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday, of ~ew season 8:15 p.m. Sept. 25, grades 3 and 4 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 parish center. a.m. Sunday, grades 5 and 6 6:30 to ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON 7:30 p.m. Monday, grades 7 and 8 Evening of reflection for grade 9 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, grade 9 confirmation students, parents andbegins Oct. I. 'sponsors, Sunday. ST. THOMAS MORE, ST. PATRICK WAREHAM SOMERSET . , '. . Catechists ll}eetmg 7 t.o 8.30 p.m. Father John Sullivan will celeSept.. 25. Father Denms Barry, a brate the television Mass to be taped M~ss.lOnar~ Servant of the Most Hol.y II a.m. Sept. 29 and aired at 8 a.m. Trlmty, Will speak at Masses thiS Sept. 30. All parishioners are invited for the taping at St. Julie Billiart weekend. Church, N. Dartmouth. HOSPICE OF COMMUNITY O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER HEALTH, ATTLEBORO Anointing of sick 11:30a.m. Mass IO-session training coursefor persons interested in becoming hospice. Sept. 30. Volunteers needed to help on church grounds; information, relivolunteers begins 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19; information: Ruth Gower, 222-0188. gious ed. office, 385-2115. HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO BIRTHRIGHT, CAPE COD Women's Guild first meeting of Used baby and maternity clothes season 7 p.m. Sept. 24, church hall. needed; information: Dot Knight, Religious education registration fol- 385-9746. lowing 4 p.m. Mass tomorrow and CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE First communion class celebra9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, church hall. RCIA inquiry I p.m. Sunday, parish tions 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30; rehearsals 9 a.m. Sept. 22 and 29. center. Senior citizens meet I p.m. Monday, ST. ANNE, FR Cub Scout meeting 7 tonight, parish hall. school cafeteria. Msgr. George Tomi- CATHERINIAN CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH check, mission procurator of the Fall programs: Dream seminar, diocese of Dipolog, Philippines, will speak at weekend Masses. Registra- Tuesdays Sept. 25 to Oct. J; Enneation meeting for first communion gram I, Wednesdays, Sept. 26 to parents and students 7: I5 p.m. Sept. Oct. 24; Enneagram III, Sept. 22; 24, school cafeteria. Welcoming the God WI:1O Comes, ST. STANISLAUS, FR Tuesdays Dec. 4 to 18. Evening of Lectors' meeting 3 to 4: 15 p. m. inquiry on spiritual direction Sept. Sunday. Film on Poland 4:30 p. m. 19; information: Sister Judy BruSunday, school auditorium; all innell, 996- 1305 after 3 p. m. vited. A welcome-to-fellowship reST. ANTHONY, ception for persons who havejoined MATTAPOISETT the parish since 1985, beginning Commissioning of religious eduwith evening prayer in church, cation teachers 9:30 a.m. Mass Sun4:30 p.m. Sunday. An informative day. Ski trips are planned for parish program will follow in the school youth (ages 15 to 20) and young adults (21 to 26); those interested hall. may contact Father William Costello. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, HYANNIS ST. RITA, MARION Healing Mass 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 Mass of Thanksgiving and farewith Father Bob Masciocchi, CSS. well reception for Deacon Maurice La Vallee, who is leaving the parish CATHEDRAL CAMP, -after 10 years of service, 10 a.m. E. FREETOWN Emmaus evening of prayer 7 tonight. Sunday. Information: Father WilSpirit of Jesus prayer group week- liam Blottman, 748-1497. end Sept. 21 to 23. Catholic Boy ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Scout retreat Sept. 21 to 23. Boy Sc'out registration 5:30 p.m. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH Sunday, church. Adoration until 7:30 Religious education classes for tonight, church. Religious education grades I through 4 at St. Theresa's classes begin tomorrow. only begin after 9:30 a.m. Mass D. OF I. Sunday. Women's guild craft workAlcazaba Circle 65 Daughters of shop meets 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs- Isabella installation banquet 6 p.m. days, St. Theresa's Hall. Knights of Oct. 4, K. of C. Hall. Hodges St., Columbus Council 9444 meets 7:30 Attleboro. p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, SACRED HEART, NO St. Theresa's hall. Induction of new youth group ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, members 10 a.m. Mass. group meetPOCASSET ' ing 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. CCD classes First parish council meeting of tomorrow: grades I to 4 9 a.m., season has been rescheduled to 7:30 grades 5 to 8 and confirmation 10: 15 a.m. p.m. Sept. 24, parish center.


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