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Euctlaristic Vigil for Life'set for October Forty-one diocesan parishes, Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, and LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro, will be involved as the diocese conducts its first Eucharistic Vigil for Life during O:tober, Respect Life Month. The vigil will involve all-day eucharistic adoration in one or more parishes each day of the month and will conclude with the Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints, to be celeb ,ated by Bishop Sean O'Malley 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at St. M"ry's Cathedral, Fall River. The vigil progra.m will vary according to parish; in some it may encompass a 24 hour period from the morning Mass on the assigned date to Mass the f.:>lIowing morning, while other pa:'ishes will begin with a morning Mass and conclude with evening Benediction. During Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the congregation may employ prayers, ~;cripture readings, songs, litanie~: and recitation of the rosary in addition to silent adoration. The schedule for the vigil follows: Oct. 1 Sacred Heart, Taunton; Our Lady of Lourdes, Wellfleet; St. Patrick, Wareham; Christ the King, Mashpee; St. Mary, New Bedford. Oct. 2 St. Kilian, New Bed 'ord; SS. Peter & Paul, Fall River. Oct. 3 St. Joh'n the Bapti:;t, Westport; St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Oct. 4 Immaculate Conception, Taunton; St. Joseph, New Bedford. Oct. 5 St. Stephen, Attleboro. Oct. 6 St. Augustine, Vineyard Haven; Holy Trinity, W. Harwich; St. Mary, Fairhaven; St. Theresa, S. Attleboro. Oct. i Holy Family, E. Taunton; St. Margaret, Buzzards Bay.

Oct. 8 St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset. Oct:9 St. Mark, Attleboro Falls. Oct. 10 St. Ml\ry's Cathedral, Fall River. -Oct. II St. Pius Tenth, S. Yarmouth; St. Joseph, New Bedford. Oct. 12 St. Anthony, Taunton; St. John the Baptist, New Bedford; Immaculate Conception, New Bedford. Oct. 13 Holy Ghost, Attleboro; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk; St. Mary, Fairhaven. Oct. 14 Our Lady of Health, Fall River. Oct. 15 Our Lady of Victory, Centerville. Oct. 16 St. Stanislaus, Fall River. Oct. 17 St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River; St. Ann, Raynham. Oct. 18 Holy Redeemer, Chatham; St. Joseph, New Bedford. Oct. 19 Our Lady of Angels, Fall River. Oct. 20 Our Lady of Fatima, Swansea; Our Lady of the Cape, Brewster; St. Mary, Taunton; St. Mary, Fairhaven. Oct. 21 St. John of God, Somerset; St. Mary, S. Dartmouth. Oct. 22 St. Theresa, New Bedford. Oct. 23 Corpus Christi, Sandwich Oct. 24 St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Oct. 25, 26 Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford. Oct. 27 LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro. Oct. 28 St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River. Oct. 29 Our Lady of Grace, Westport. Oct. 30 St. Margaret, Buzzards Bay. Oct. 31 Closing Mass, Vigil of the Feast of All Saints, 5 p.m., St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River.

"~;halom" VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II held a historic meeting with Chief Rabbi Isra'el Meir Lau of Israel, an en:ounter hailed by the Vatican as :l sign of religious harmony at a crucial moment for Middle East pea.ce. "Shalom," the '~wo religious leaders said as they greeted each other Sept. 21 with the Hebrew word for "peace." It was the first time a chief rabbi of the Jewish state had met with ~. pope. The Vatican said the meeting demonstrated that Jews and Catholics have overcome "historical misunderstandings" and were now able to invoke together the "gift of brotherhood." The encounter also offered "nec-

DIOCESAN DELEGATES to NCCW convention: front row, from left, Katherine Lancisi, Bella Nogueira, Father James Lyons, Joanne Quirk, Mary Mikita, Dorothy Curry; second row, Claudette Armstrong, Betty Mazzucchelli, Claire McMahon, Vivian Belanger, Claire O'Toole, Ellen Calnan, Vivian Cleary; third row, Mary Murray, Mary Foley, Agnes Lyons, Ethel Zink, Kathleen Maddison, Helen Stager.

N CCW delegates look to future CHICAGO (CNS) - A button pinned to the dresses and jacket lapels of many of the women attending the National Council of Catholic Women convention succinctly summed up its theme: The words "We've never done it that way before!" were superimposed with a red circle and slash. More than 2,300 women from all over the country met Sept. 1620 in Chicago to set themselves "On the Wings of Change," the theme chosen for the 46th biennial convention of the NCCW, a federation of 8,000 U.S. Catholic women's organizations. Among participants were 21 women from the Fall River diocese, led by DCCW president Bella Nogueira of St. John of God parish, Somerset. Mrs. Nogueira was a hostess at the convention and Mrs. Claire McMahon, St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Fall River, was a facilitator at workshops.

Mrs. Mary Mikita, immediate past president of the Fall River DCCW, was elected to one of-nine positions on the NCCW nominat-

Saint remlembered Monda)', Sept. 27, Vincentians in the FaH River diocese and throughoUl! the United States will attend Mass and receive Holy Communion to mark the 333rd 21nniversary of the death of SI. Vincent de Paul, patron ofthl~ international charitable society named for him. The saint died in Paris at age 80 on Sept. 27, 1660. The St. Vincent de Paul Society was founded, also in :Paris, in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam, a young student.

ing committee. Also, the National Council of Catholic Women Associates, an organization which supports many NCCW projects, elected Mrs. Claudette Armstrong, St. Louis de France parish, Swansea, as a director to fiH an unexpired two-year term. Mrs. Mary M. Geary of Holy Name parish, Fall River is also a current director. "We're trying to move into the 21 st century," said Carroll Quinn, NCCW president. "For a long time we were very, very successful. But we got a little bit comfortable and a little bit complacent. We weren't as diligent with the issues that younger and middle-aged women face," she told The New World, Chicago archdiocesan newspaper. Ms. Quinn admitted that the federation had lost some member organizations, perhaps from parish closings, and that other affilTurn to Page 13

was the greeting as pope, Israel's ctlief rabbi meet.

essary moral support" to regional leaders as the delicate peace process moves ahead in the Middle East, said a statement by Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls. Rabbi Lau and his older brother, who was born in the pope's hometown in Poland, spoke privately with the pontiff for 35 minutes at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, outside Rome. The rabbi repeated the Israeli government's invitation to the pope to visit Israel, and said the pope told him "the time is approaching" for such a trip. The pope did not speculate on a possible date for the visit, however. Rabbi Lau said Israelis hope a papal visit "will build even stronger

bridges in order to prevent discrimination, hatred and anti-Semitism" throughout the world. Navarro-Valls said the pope appreciated the invitation and restated his desire to visit the Holy Land. At the same time, he said, the pope expressed the hope that religious leaders can pray for peace and mutual understanding "as pilgrims in the Holy City of Jerusalem." The rabbi was accompanied by Israeli Embassy officials, but both the Vatican and the Israelis downplayed any political interpretation of the visit. Rabbi Lau said most of his conversation with the pope centered on their respective experiences

before and during World War II. The rabbi is the youngest survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. "The pope spoke a long time about the tragedy of the Jewish people in the Holocaust, about the world's debt to those he called 'our elder brothers,' the Jews, and about the obligation of the world to ensure the future of the Jewish people," Rabbi Lau said. The rabbi told the pope that Jewish people appreciate his "warm and friendly" approach to them, and he recalled the pontiffs unprecedented visit to the Rome synagogue in 1986, The Vatican said the pope emphasized the spl:cial ties that

exist between Catholicism and the Jewish religicn - a "relationship that does not exist with any other religion." Afterward, Israel's Ambassador to Italy Avi Pazner, who accompanied Rabbi Lau to the papal audience, said the meeting was symbolic of the "good atmosphere" that currently exists between Israel and the Vatican. Pazner is a member of the Vatican-Israeli commission that is trying to resolve church-state problems with a view toward establishing diplomatic relations. Pazner said the talks were moving ahead well but added, "We still have some work to do."

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Diocese of Fall路River- Fri., Sept. 24,1993

Education Department sets schedule The Diocesan Department of Education has announced enrichment opportunities for directors of religious education and catechists in the coming academic year. The annual Religious Education convention will take place 9 a.m. to 3: 15 p.m. tomorrow at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, offering Dr. Thomas Groome as keynote speaker. Dr. Groome, professor oftheology and religious education at Boston College, will have as his topic, "Generous Beyond Measure." During the day 51 workshops will be offered, with subjects to include spirituality, teaching methods, Scripture, evangeli?ation, music, lesson planning and creative activities. Special programs for directors of religious ed ucation will be offered in October, December and January: Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at White's of Westport, with the speaker to be announced; Dec. 10 at Cathedral Camp with the time to be announced and Irene Murphy presenting a Day of Reflection in Thanksgiving; and Jan. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Joseph School, Fairhaven, with Sister Muriel Lebeau, SS.Ce., school principal, discussing Creative Ideas for Liturgy. The year will culminate with a convocation for all directors June 12 to 15 at Cathedral Camp. Directors and catechists will be able to attend four afternoons of recollection, all from 2 to 4 p.m.: Oct. 31 at Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville, with Sister Rita Pelletier, SSJ, pastoral minister at St. Mary's parish, New Bedford; Nov.-7 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Seekonk, with Rev. Richard Delisle, MS, administrator of LaSalette Shrine, Attleboro; Nov. 14 at St. John Neumann, East Freetown, with Rev. Thomas McElroy, SS.Ce., pastor ofSt. Francis Xavier parish, Acushnet; and Nov. 21

at St. John of God, Somerset, with Rev. Robert Kaszynski, pastor of St. Stanislaus parish, Fall River. Catecheticalleadership sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will take place Nov. 19 at St. Julie's parish, North Dartmouth, with Rev. Robert A. Oliveira giving theological reflections on the sacraments: and May 12 at St. Mary's parish, Seekonk, with Sister Mary Duffy, SSJ, discussing catechetical curriculum. A multicultural workshop will be offered Nov. 6 at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River; and a symposium on domestic violence is scheduled for March. 24 at Stone hill College, North Easton. Further details will be forthcoming on all events.

.EWTN supporters ask more air time Over 20 persons in favor ofhaving increased time made available to the Eternal Word Television Network on Whalil1g City Cable TV, which serves the New Bedford area, attended a recent special New Bedford City Council meeting on the topic. Spokeswoman Alice Beaulieu declared that many cable viewers were in favor of 24-hour EWTN availability wh~n the Whaling City company completed a planned increase in number of channels available. She noted that the expansion program would not be completed for about a year but requested that in the meantime EWTN be carried from 8 to 10 p.m. or at least 8 to 9 p.m. daily instead of the present schedule of two hours weekly. The meeting concluded with a motion by City Councilor George Rogers that the question of carrying EWTN be brought up again at the next city council meeting. The motion carried.

ALUMNI OF SS. Peter and Paul School, Fall River, are invited to a reunion Oct. 9 beginning with the 4 p.m. parish vigil Mass. Afterward there will be an open house at the school including a surprise from students. A social and dinner will follow at St. John's Athletic Club, Rodman St. Reservations may be made by calling the school at 672-7258 between 8 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. weekdays. Committee members pictured are, from left, Cindy (Galvin) Strojny, '66; William O'Neil, '49; Hilda (Pacheco) O'Connell, '40; Elaine (O'Neil) Holland, '42; John Wilding, '35.

VINCENTIAN Father David Windsor has been named rector of the American College at the Pontifical Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. The college was founded in 1857 and students attend courses at the university, founded in 1425. (CNS photo)

NFP effective says medical journal LONDON (CNS) - Natural family planning is an effective method of birth control, and the Catholic Church's opposition to artificial contraception will not promote global overpopulation, declared a medical journal. The British Medical Journal, in a review of natural family planning, said a World Health Organization study found that 93 percent of women can recognize body changes that pinpoint when they are most likely to conceive. "U nderstanding the simple facts about the signs of fertility confers considerable power on couples to control their fertility, for achieving as well as preventing conception," the journal said, adding such knowledge was "useful everywhere but might be of particular value in the Third World." The WHO study found that in the Indian City of Calcutta, almost 20,000 women using natural family planning had no more pregnancies than would be expected using the contraceptive pill - 0.2 pregnancies per 100 women users yearly. Similar studies in Germany and Britain found annual pregnancy rates of 0.8 and 2.7 per 100 users -a better record than condoms and comparable with diaphragms and intrauterine devices, the journal added. The Catholic Church has distinguished between natural family planning and artificial birth control because of what it describes as the dual nature of conjugal love: uniting the couple and being open to the possibility of new life. Using artificial means, or contraception, is a deliberate action through the use of chemicals or devices to separate the. double meaning of conjugal love, the church says. . Natural family planning relies on recognizing biological signs to determine when to engage in sexual intercourse and when to abstain. Conscience "A clear conscience welcomes a crowd, but a bad conscience is disturbed and troubled even in solitude."-Seneca

Four chapters of Rainbows for All God's Children. a support program for children in singleparent or stepfamilies, have been initiated in the Fall River and Providence dioceses under the direction of Sister Eugenia Brady, SJ C, of the Diocesan Department of Education. Rainbows group meetings for preschool through eighth grade children will be held at three sites in the diocese: the Family Life Center, North Dartmouth, coordinated by Scottie Foley; St. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth, coordinated by Joan Robinson; and St. Dominic's parish, Swansea, coordinated by Jeanne Nadeau. A parent information meeting for the first group will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Family Life Center, to be followed by weekly support group meetings for children beginning in mid-October. The application deadline for the program is Sept. 28. For information contact Mrs. Foley at 999-6420 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Meeting dates for the remaining groups will be announced in the near future. An affiliated program for adolescents. Spectrum, will meet at Our Lady of Fatima High School, Warren, RI, coordinated by principal Sister Mary Margaret Souza, SSD. Rainbows for All God's Children. an interdenominational, notfor-profit organization, was founded 10 years ago by Suzy Yehl Marta,路 a Chicago mother who after a divorce could not find community resources to help her own children cope, and by Father Medard Laz, a counselor to the widowed and divorced. The group now has chapters throughout the United States and in several other countries. It can be implemented in both religious and secular versions based at schools, churches or other agencies. The local groups will have five adults at each site, each leading small groups of three to five children of compatible age. The program consists of 12 sessions divided into two six-week semesters, each ending with a wrapup day. Sessions have four components: theme, activity, discussion and closing reflection. Topics covered include death and divorce, self-esteem, family, belonging, anger, forgiveness, trust and coping. "When something significant happens in the family, the entire family is affected," said Mrs. Foley. "Consequently, even though the loss of a spouse appears to be only a grownup problem, it has a profound effect on the children it touches." Rainbows is not professional psychotherapy or counseling, "but support" for children inevitably grieving over the loss of a parent through death, divorce. separation or abandonment, said Sister Brady. Similarly, children born out of wedlock may grieve over the absence of a parent. Because the remaining parent is often working through the grieving process as well, children in such situations often have no adult support, according to Rainbows' explanatory materials. They add that "frequently children are not able to express their grief verbally, so it surfaces in their behavior, schoolwork, as a physical ailment, or it affects emotional develop-

ment." Later in life, unresolved grief can lead to problems in physical and emotional health, job performance and relationships. That is why it is essential that grieving children share their fears, feelings and confusion and begin the healing process, said Sister Brady. Rainbows offers "a loving, safe atmosphere" where children can "share their grief, where it is OK to be who they are with their grief." Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernardin said of the program, "I am happy to endorse, enthusiastically, the Rainbowsfor All God's Children program. It is important that these children know that God continues to love them and that our Church community cares for them as well." Sister Brady, who attended directors' training in Chicago last year, is the only certified Rainbows director in the New England area. She conducted a training workshop for coordinators and staff of the new groups in June. For more information on Rainbows, contact Sister Brady at the Diocesan Department of Education,423 Highland Ave., Fall River 02720; 678-2828.

3 nations' bishops call for reforms By Catholic News Service Bishops in Congo. Brazil and South Africa have recently appealed for action on problems facing their respective countries. In Congo, the bishops' conference said in a statement that Congolese must "commit themselves to democracy and reconciliation if the nation is to avoid repeating the slaughter experienced after independence." In a pastoral letter, the bishops declared that "I n the last two months the Congolese have turned themselves into wolves, fighting one another, arguing once again over the sacred ties which constitute the basis of equilibrium of our society." In Brazil, church leaders, reacting to the recent massacre of 21 slum dwellers, have called for a solution to violence plaguing the country. Cardinal Eugenio Sales of Rio de Janeiro said the massacre, carried out by masked men, was "one more heavy blow to the dignity of Rio de Janeiro." Bishop Affonso Gregory of Imperatriz, Brazil. called the slayings an "act of terrorism" that demonstrates the weakness of the country's civil institutions. Meanwhile, bishops in Cape Town, South Africa, have appealed for an end to the violence in the province and also asked politicians to stop using dangerous slogans following the death of a U.S. woman in what was seen as a racist attack by black youths in Guguletu, a Cape Town township. The youths who killed 26-yearold Amy Biehl of Newport Beach. Calif., chanted the slogan of the militant Pan-Africanist Congress. "One settler. one bullet." The term "settler" refers to a white person. Archbishop Lawrence Henry of Cape Town further condemned destruction of lives and property of innocent people in the city's townships.


Don't bicker, says Archbishop Weakland

BRiTAIN'S PRINCE Philip, right, follows the coffin of Polish war hero Gen Wladyslaw Sikorski as it is carried from Mary Magdalem~ Church, Newark, England, after a requiem Mass. (CNS/ Reuter's photo)-

Polish war hero's remains returJled to native lan-d WARSAW, Poland (CNS) .:....Polish primate Cardinal J ozef Glemp celebrated a memorial Mass Sept. 14 for World War II hero Gen. Wladyslaw Sik'lrski, a former prime minister and wartime army chief whose remains were flown home that day aftf~r lying in an English cemetery for halfa century. President Lech Walesa and Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka were among those attending the Mass in the Warsaw cathedral. Sikorski's remai as were then taken to Kralcow, Poland's capital from the 12th century to 1596, for interment in WaweJ castle beside the country's dead monarchs. The body's return from England was delayed becaus(~ Sikorski had expressed the wish not to be buried in his native land until it was "free and democratk." The coffin was given a farewell salute at a Royal Air Force base near Newark in central England after being exhumed from an air force cemetery on Sept. 13. Two British Tornado jet fighters escorted the plane on its flight. Britain's Prince Philip, representing

Queen Elizabeth, II, was among those attending a requiem Mass for Sikorski in Newark's Mary Magdalene Church. "Today we Poles living in the United Kingdom are not bidding goodbye to Gen. Sikorski, our national Second World War hero. We are saying au revoir as he returns home," Zygmunt Szkopiak, leader of Britain's Polish emigre community, said. Sikorski, who for Poles symbolized anti-Nazi resistance as Gen. Charles de Gaulle did for the French, died in an air crash off Gibraltar in June 1943 at the age of 62 and was buried in Newark. Polish emigres in Britain had vowed Sikorski should not go home until Poland was free and long opposed attempts by Warsaw's communist leaders to repatriate his remains. They largely supported Walesa's request to Britain this year for Sikorski to be reburied in his home country, as the general requested in his will, although many thought his remains should stay buried alongside his dead colleagues.

MILWAUKEE(CNS)- Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee has urged Catholics to stop "bickering over nonessentials" and drumming one another out of the church. "We cannot continue this kind of senseless and heartless condemning of one another," he wrote in his weekly column in the Sept. 16 issue of the Catholic Herald, his. archdiocesan newspaper. He particularly criticized the "vitriolic" Aug. 14 telecast on the Eternal Word Television Network when Mother Angelica, EWTN's founder and head, denounced what she called the "destructive force" of the "liberal church in America" over the past 30 years. "For a half-hour she ranted and raved about all the 'abuses' since Vatican Council II, according to her own personaljudgment. which, of course, she equates with that of the Holy Father," Archbishop Weakland wrote. "It was qne orthe most disgraceful, un-Christian, offensive and divisive diatribes I have ever heard," he added. "She invited everyone who disagreed with her to leave the church." Mother Angelica's TV commentary was· :ouched off by a mime troupe's use of a woman the previous evening to portray Jesus in a dramatic representation of the Way of the Cross at Mile High Stadium in Denver during Pope John Paul II's visit therefor World Youth Day. M other Angelica called the portrayal "blasphemous" and said it was another example of 30 years of "tricks" and "deceit" by liberals "constantly pushing anti-God, anti-Catholic and pagan ways into the Catholic Church." The mime troupe's action was

in a master's degree program in agency counseling at Rhode Island College. Joann R. Wilson, LCSW, has been named director of social services at Marian Manor Nursing Home, Taunton. Previously she was a social worker in Boston and South Shore area nursing homes as well as in the nursing home unit of the Brockton Welfare Office. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from Westfield State College. A Brockton resident, Mrs. Wilson is a member of the South Shore Association of Nursing Home Social Workers.

It's Enough "If the only prayer you ever say is 'Thank you,' it's enough." Meister Eckhart

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"In a world where so many of our contemporaries are in distress, the family remains truly the basic structure of society and of the Church. It is the cradle and the guardian of all life, a value equal to no other in our humanity."Pope John Paul II

"Catholic newspapers can fall into the same trap" by carrying extremist views and attacks on others in their opinion columns and letters, he said. "Why have our people become so contentious?" he asked. "Usually that happens when people are full of fear. The result is that civil discourse, Christia,n charity and the possibility of conversion and growth get lost in acrimonious debate." "My solution to aJI of this debating in the public media about so many church issu(~s would be to tell people ·to study more, reflect

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more, pray more - and only then enter the debate," he said. "There is nothing wrong with disagreeing, but we have to relearn how to do so as civilized Christians and not as barbarians."

defended by World Youth Day officials and Vatican press spokesman Joaquin Na.varro-Valls, but leaders of several conservative Catholic groups and public;ations backed Mother Angelica's criticisms. Archbishop W,~akland asked Catholics to avoid the selective Catholicism of both progressive and conservative extremists. "I n addition to these extremes we must avoid the kind of worldly and untempered tone of argumentation that characterizes political debates and letters to the editors of our newspapers," he said.

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Our Own Do Us In It is sad to read secular newspaper articles relating to the Church that are written by Catholics with an axe to grind. Since Catholic bashing has become a popular sport in the secular media, many Catholics associated with newspapers seem to feel it's a great time to write about their personal gripes. Usually such people have had a Catholic education, thus they constitute themselves instant theologians and critics. They know that reporting good news will not make them successful and eagerly read; only the sensational and controversial sells papers or TV time. Thus, at a time when the Church is before the firing line, they use what little knowledge they have to degrade and defame the very institution to which they owe their education. An example of this mind-set was a recent flippant attack in the Boston Herald on the Church. In upwardly mobile style, the writer, once a local notable, ridiculed sincere Church efforts to reconcile people to their God and themselves. through the process of annulling a marriage. 1n the article it was stated that most Catholics seeking an annulment shade truth, exaggerate situations and even totally misrepresent facts. In actuality, the Church's process of annulment is most serious. Unnoted by the Boston Herald writer was the fact that annulment seeks to safeguard the rights of both parties to a marriage. There was also a complete disregard of the fact that the procedure's purpose is to determine whether or not a sacramental marriage existed in a particular case. It is emp hatically not a pseudo-psychological game. It is imperative in today's a.tmosphere of hostility towards the Church that her members are not deceived by secular vo.ices but seek the real truth, which is seldom to be found in petty prattlings. But alas, as long as subjective and ill-informed reporting is the stuff of our daily newspapers, we can anticipate many more days of suffering at the hands of our own, who know deep in their hearts that their accusations are false. The Editor

Msgr. Annunziato It seems easier to' praise a person in death than in life; but even in death Msgr. Armando Annunziato was not granted the peace he truly deserved. He never sought the spotlight, but those who knew him realized his outstanding honesty and fairness. He came from a loving and caring family and the abbondanza so typical of the Italian spirit was his hallmark. His devotion to the Church and the priesthood was a reflection of his family life. He gloried in being a priest, an uncle, a brother and a cousin, but he never thought himself special; he was content to be a caring pastor, a loving uncle and a devoted friend. His untimely death amidst great personal stress reminds us that the world pays little attention to priests save when they are the subject of criticism. But to the end Armando experienced love and support from his family and his brother priests. Every priest should learn from this that in the end all we have are the good Lord and those who love us. May the peace denied Armando by the world be given him in full measure by the gentle Lord who in His own priesthood knew the full measure of suffering.

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THE SIGN OF PEACE

"Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together, in unity." Ps. 132: 1.

Not a good grade for the media Catholic News Service The following is an unsigned editorial from the Catholic Messenger, newspaper of the diocese of Davenport, Iowa. Editor The U.S. news media disappointed many ·Americans in August. The major newspaper. magazines and television outlets treated the coming of Pope John Paul II principally as an occasion for scraping open every possible sore on the body of American Catholicism. Editors and news directors behaved as if the only worthy religion story concerns dissent. division and discontent. Rather than report on World Youth Day. the media tended to take advantage of it as an excuse to run stories on surveys which spotlight divisions among Catholics. This has become a staple of American journalism since the pope's first visit here in 1979. First the polls are taken, with their nowpredictable results. Then stories based on them are given banner treatment. This defines the U.S Catholic Church as in something of a hostile relationship with the Vatican and the pope. His visit is then characterized as a confrontation with a contentious flock. Not all publications and electronic media follow this line. but enough do to mak€ it look like a party line. American Catholics do cause frowns and probably worse at the Vatican. We tend to be free with our opinions, not easily satisfied with rules and directives that appeal to authority more than

good reasoning. We are relatively rich. and thus tend to have the arrogance of power. The pope and many others at the Vatican reportedly feel that our faith is weak and our morals worse. We don't seem to be good listeners. Much of the unhappiness at the Vatican comes from the fact that the American experience of freedom and strength is not the experience of the pope or most of his advisers. The American Catholic experience is unique in the history of the church. There have always been individuals and small enclaves· that carried the faith while being rich, educated and powerful. We are the first to meet this challenge on a large scale. Nevertheless, there is evidence that the pope does have some understanding of our position. He realizes that we do have a great degrec of freedom. and asks us to lead the world in showing how to use it well. In his farewell remarks before leaving for home, he said, "I pray that America will continue to believe in its own noble ideals... America. land of the free! Use your freedom well! Use it to cherish and support, with all your strength and capacity. the dignity of every human person." In August, the major media fo111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 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.

cused so narrowly on abortion and other issues relating to sex that they were unable to tell the country that Pope John Paul does have hope for us. That he does appreciate how central to us is our freedom. That he does believe we have something to show the world. That he sees us as strong enough to be challenged and prodded toward doing more. Much of the media insisted on a narrow reading of the pope's references to "life." They were supposed to apply only to abortion. They certainly included abortion, because the pope, along with most American Catholics, is appalled at the way the law is used in this country for a wide open attack on unborn life. But that isn't all he meant. . He also asked youth ofthe world to go home more committed "to the victory of the culture of life over the culture of death." Then he spelled out some of what he means by that: . "The culture of life means respect for nature and protection of God's work of creation." he said. "In a special way it means respect for human life from the first moment of conception until its natural end." And "culture of life" means serving the poor, the underprivileged and the oppressed. the pope continued. It also means thanking God daily "for his gift of life." for human dignity and for friendship and fellowship. The culture of life is a worthy goal for anyone and for any society. Too bad its message wasn't communicated better by the media in this society.


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marks true belief Ezekiel 18:25-28 Philippians 2:1-11 Matthew U:28-32 Before the reforms of Vatican II reinstated change as an essential component of he Church, we Catholics often boasted and argued that one of the m)st evident signs we were the "true Church" was the fact that in our recent history we had become almost completely "unchangeable." A strange position for those who believed they were members of the Church of Jesus - a person who expected his followers to const.mtly change and reform! The Lord revolved his ministry around the concept of"metanoia": repentance and renewal. Teaching that we can only achieve a fulfilling life by changi:1g our value systems, he certainly would have used today's Ezekiel passage to reinforce his convictions. "When a virtuous person turns away from virtm:.. ,and dies," the prophet proclaims, "it is because ofthe iniquity he ';ommitted... But if a wicked person, turning from the wickedness he has committed, does what is right and just, he shall preserve his life." In other words, no one is trapJ:ed in the past. Yahweh gives everyone an opportunity to change - in one direction or the other. Absolutely nothing unfair about that. Jesus enjoyed giving examples of people who had shifted behavior patterns from bad to good or from lethargy to action. In today's' gospel pericope, for instance, he forcefully responds to the "good folks" sniping ahout his habit of associating with the "bad folks." "Let me make it clear," he counters, "that tax collectors and prostitutes are enterir,g the kingdom of God before you." How does he know this? Because.....When John came preaching a way of horness, you put no faith in him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe in him. Yet even when you saw that, you did not repent and believe in him." For Jesus, change of heart is t~e most valid sign (of true belief. . His story of the two brothers who initially gave contrary responses to their father's command, "Go out and work in the vineyard today!" shows that rethought actions are far more meaningful and powerful than pious words. No matter how the tax collectors and

DAilY READINGS Sept. 27: Zec 8: 1-8; Ps 102:16-23,29; Lk 9:46-50 Sept. 28: lec 8:20-23; Ps 87:1-7; Lk 9:5l-56 Sept. 29: 011 7:9-10.13-14 or Rv 12:7-12; Ps 138: 1-5; In 1:47-51 Sept. 30: Nlih 8:1-4,5-6,712; Ps 19:8-1:.; Lk 10:1-12 Oct. 1: Bar 1:15-22; Ps 79:1-5,8-9; Lk 10:13-16 Oct. 2: Ex 23:20-23; Ps 91:1-6,10-11; Mt 18:1-5, 10 Oct. 3: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80: 9,12-16.19-20; PhiI4:6-9; Mt 21: 33-43

By FATHER ROGER KARBAN

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. 'The Lofd's disciples believed that he never asked them to do anything that he hadn't done first...even change. Th~s concept might seem blasphemous to those of us who think that because Jesus is God, he never had to alter anything in his personality or beliefs. Yet there's no other way to interpret this pericope. Paul, who so longed for his community to "possess the one love, united in spirit and ideals,'" had only to turn to Jesus when he needed an example of total giving. We must give ourselves over to change just as Jesus gave himself over to change - to the moment he gave himself over to death.

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rule in Jericho and in the Gaza Strip, economic aid for Pillestinians, negotiated settlement of Israeli-Palestinian disputes, and discussions on the return of200,OOO Palestinian refugees. Safieh said embassies to Israel could be based in West Jerusalem, and those to the Palestinian state in East Jerusalem. Jerusalem has never been recognized by the international community as the capital of Israel but it would be under the proposal outlined by Safieh. The PLO repre:;entative also said Israel now needs to take three significant steps: releasing the more than 14,000 Pakstinian political prisoners; ending what he called the "siege" of East Jerusalem taken by Israel in the 1967 war; and allowing return of Palestinians deP.orted since the 1967 war. Safieh said his family lived in West Jerusalem. moving to East Jerusalem after the Arab-Israeli war at the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. He was studying in Belgium when the Israelis captured East Jerusalem in 1967. "As I was abroad in 1967 I was considered legally nonexistent," he said. "In 1968 I was offered a tourist visa - to go to my family for one month, but I had to show a return

prostitutes had originally responded to God's call, their willingness to change proves they are now on "the way of holiness" the road to being different. Clearly a sinner's conversion MANCHESTER, England pleases God much more than a (CNS) - The holy city of Jerusagood person's maintenance of his lem could be the capital city of two or her status quo. True disciple- sovereign states - Israel and Palesship revolves around continually tine, said a Palestine Liberation emptying our old selves (no matter Organization official. how "good" those old selves are) The three religions of Islam, and filling the vacancy with the Judaism and Christianity could mind of God. each take charge of their own hqly And who's the best example of places, he said. such emptying? Paul thinks it's Afif Safieh, head of the PLO's Jesus. London delegation and a Catholic, In the earliest days of the faith, told the British' Catholic weekly people actually thought they had paper T.he Universe that the status to imitate Jesus before they could of Jerusalem is not due to be distruly worship him. Such imitation cussed for at least two years, but is a key element of the Apostle's said he favors a "two-embassies insights into the Lord's death and solution." resurrection. "By this I mean that in future Today's famous passage from Jerusalem can remain undivided," Philippians poetically conveys his he said. belief that only those persons will"In Jerusalem there could be ing to die with Jesus will rise with two capitals for two sovereign Jesus. "Your attitude must be states, with free access for eveChrist's," Paul writes. "Though he ryone to everywhere," Safieh said. was in the form of God ... he emp- "The religiolls holy sites would be tied himself and took the form of a .' managed by the relevant religious slave... He humbled himself, obe- community." diently accepting even death, death Safieh spoke about Jerusalem on a cross!" in the wake of the historic peace These classic lines about Jesus' accord between Israel and the PLO. emptying himself become even Among its provisions, the accord more powerful when we realize includes limited Palestinian selfthat they're not Paul's. He's probably inserting an ancient Christian hymn into this part of his letter-a hymn with which the Philippians are already familiar. By using it, he's giving us a glimpse into one of the earliest levels of our faith.

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ticket to prove that I did not intend to stay," Safieh said. "Then 1 got invol\ ed in Palestinian student politics - and never got a visa again." This Christmas, he said he hopes to return to Jerusalem with his family so that his youngest daughter, now 8, can make her first Communion there. "I hope that nothing will obstruct that legitimate dream," Safieh said. '" hope that now I won't be needing a visa to go back home."

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Franciscans begin new apostolate Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony Province, based in Ellicott City, MD, have established The Companions of St. Anthony, an evangelization apostolate to be directed by Father Jude Winkler and to be headquartered at 12300 Folly Quarter Rd. in Ellicott City. Initial activities will include preaching and preparation of catechetical brochures and audiocassettes in English and Spanish. Special emphasis will be placed on developing programs of spirituality for those ministering .in local churches, especially catechists and lectors. The new apostolate is under the patronage of St. Anthony of Padua.

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The Anchor Friday, Sept. 24, 1993

By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY Dear Dr. Kenny: I'm very depressed. I feel my life is going nowhere and that there's nothing I can do to change it. One year ago, at age 55, I was terminated from my job as a truckdriver because ofchronic back problems. No·w I'm bagging groceries at a local supermarket, with no hope of advancement. No one else wants to hire me.

Coping with depression after job loss What can I look forward to in life? (Iowa) Good for you! You took the best job available, even though I am sure it pays far less than trucking and requires far less skill and ability. You are obviously willing to make an effort, so you haven't given up entirely.

tation to help people who have lost jobs in one area retrain in another. They often provide financial help for continued education.

Our culture needs more people with new technical skills: Repairing small appliances, computer know-how, how new equipment . works, etc. These are skills that can be learned by a 55-year-old The first thing to do is to ask man. yourself an important question: Not everything, however, need What do you want to do? Do you like to work with your hands? relate to your paid career. To say With other people or alone? Do that your future looks dim because you prefer being outdoors? Do you have lost your job is to ignore you like to follow orders or run the other' major part of your life. your leisure time. things yourself?

Next, you might see a career counselor. Most states have a department of vocational rehabili-

Hobbies can be very fulfilling and in some cases can even provide income.

What about physical fitness? Jogging, walking, cycling, swimming, lifting weights. These are all waystogetyourbodyinshapeand maintain good health, as well as a positive attitude. Do you like being outdoors? Why not plan to visit state parks? Travel to places of natural beauty. Gardening can be enjoyable. Y QU can grow vegetables and! or flowers. You can even grow them indoors all year round in a container with grow-lights. Try reading. Indulge yourself in travel stories, murder mysteries, adventure, science fiction. A visit to your local library may suggest all sorts of ideas. Videotape your favorite TV shows and save them. Or become

proficient with a camcorder and videotape your experiences. Edit them. Write. Keep a daily journal. Open your sense awareness by learning to use more adjectives and adverbs in describing what happens to you every day. Remember that your time in life is composed of two major elements: A work career and "free" time for developing your "selL" Keep trying in both areas. As Yogi Berra said: "I t's never over till it's over." Questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited by The Kennys; 219 W. Harrison; Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

Hooray for them: Some reflections on children By ANTOINETTE BOSCO

Antoinette Bosco is on leave after the death of her son and daughter-in-law. Her editors have collected reflections from her columns over the years on one of her favorite themes: children. What a Child Costs:" An article titled 'The $134,000 Baby' ... spelled out in detail just what the costs of raising a child to the age of 18 are.... The article asked: 'Do you get what you pay?... Our bet is that· 1979 babies will be ... a long-term

By DOLORES CURRAN

"We've discovered a great new group," a young Florida couple told me. '" t's a church group dedicated to families and family activities. It's called the Christian Family Movement." I smiled and told them that 35 years ago my husband and I. as engaged young Catholics. were part of a Pre-Cana weekend sponsored by the same Christian Family Movement (CFM). They were surprised to learn that CFM is not a new but a mature movement which is experiencing new growth today. F or those who may not be famil-

investment with no guaranteed rate of return.' What I can't figure out is how I could have been so ignorant. Here I am, a parent who raised six 'investments' .... I never saw any similarity between them and any other purchase that could be made on the face of this earth." (May 1982) Stress: "The Wall Street Journal ran a story on relaxation classes that are upsetting many parents. It seems that children, and we're talking 5-year-olds to fifth graders, are so stressed out these days that many schools are adding a 'relaxation teacher' so that kids 'take a guided-imagery tour of a happy, magical place' to help them get destressed and rested. Educators promoting these relaxation programs

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iar with CFM, let me present some information and temptation. Inan era where shared family activities have diminished, particularly valuebased ones. CFM has been a constant for nearly 50 years. CFM was founded in 1947 by Chicago's Pat and Patty Crowley and others who perceived the need for a movement which offered Catholic couples an opportunity to study, discuss, miister and play together. It was CFM which initiated and sponsored such valued programs as Pre-Cana weekends. The first marriage encounters in this country were also sponsored by CFM. Later, they became their own entities. Many marriage-encountered couples are finding CFM a good followup group because they want

extraordinary Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote once, 'I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.' This is the universal system set up by the Creator to ensure that we who originated from him would remain his cohesive'family: held together by love." (January 1991) Life After Death: "One day I overheard my son explaining to a friend that when people died they were put into this box that was really a time machine. It zoomed them right past earth and into heaven - a different world with no time.... The lesson for me then was, Hooray for children. They have the innocence and simplicity to believe in life going on forever." (September 1987)

to go beyond the encounter experience to a wider family perspective. CFM has always been a broad focused group, including entire families, single and step-parented families, interfaith marrieds and grandparents. CFM is probably best recognized for its "obsel ve-judge-act" emphasis. It fosters this philos. ophy in its excellent yearly study guides focused on a given theme. Groups. which are either parish or geographically based. meet and· discuss a topic like family communication. After families 0 bserve and judge their communication, they are then encouraged to act upon their conclusions. They may take specific action to improve their communication, to communicate with others. or to help others communica.te more effectively. Or all three.

Most groups have a priest, nun or deacon who serves as chaplain and helps the leadership couple plan programs and activities. These chaplains are family-oriented and enjoy being part o'f the families involved. In addition to the study and action goals. CFM offers many value-based family activiti.es like parties, retreats and conventions which always include children. Many families find in CFM a social experience that they don't find elsewhere in the church. "Our parish seems to divide families instead of uniting them." one couple told me. "There are organizations for men. women, couples and youth. but none for the whole family. That's why we like CFM." Another couple said their children are the biggest CFM fans. "We never have to coax them to go

because they have so many friends in other families and so much fun there." Family spiritual development is an integral part of CFM. Many families find it more comfortable to pray and celebrate spiritually with other families than alone. This experience rebounds into the family. "Quite frankly, CFM taught our family how to pray," a dad told me. . If you are interested in learning more about CFM. write: The Christian Family Movement, Box 272, Ames, Iowa 50010. For families who are seeking families with kindred spirit and values and who want to have fun together, I don't think you will be disappointed. CFM is a movement which has proved itself over the years and has many happy and fulfilled member families.

Was Jesus fun to be around? spent day after day together was it nothing but prayer? Was there any light talk, any gentle ribbing if anyone made a mistake? I'm not sure I'd want to converse with someone who is usually pictured as he is. I'd rather love him from a distance. What can you say? (Ohio)

Q. My question may sound A. You ask a really interesting strange, but do you suppose that our Lord was ever in a humorous and wonderful question. It helps to remember first of all mood? that the evangelists never intended We know he went to wedding to give us a biography, or even a parties and probably sat there character portrait, of our Lord. smiling, but when there was fun talk did he ever join in? The four Gospels, each in its As he grew up was he always own way and from the perspective solemn? When he and his disciples .. of. the. time and place of their

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support for families in our country right now." (March 1982) Little People: "Researchers have finally discovered that very young children can feel sympathy for others.... Perceptive adults who spend time with children know they have a wide range of emotions. It is obvious that infants and toddlers are acutely sensitive to the feelings and reactions of people around them.... It is important that anyone entrusted with the care of children ... realize how well-developed and vulnerable these little people are." (Apri11989) A Grandchild: "Sophia is not my first grandchild. In fact, she is my 12th. But the joy of seeing another person who, somehow, is rooted in you never lessens.... The

CFM: Still growing after all these years

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are saying that 'relaxation should be the fourth R.'... Some parents are protesting, worried that relaxation techniques are 'mind control' and can undermine parental authority. But shouldn't the greater concern be that children are so stressed out?" (November 1991) Who Is Minding the Children? "Clearly the problem of young· children spending hours alone at home after school is not going to diminish in the years ahead .... Working parents need to face this question with honesty and courage. But is it necessary for them to face it all alone, with no support from society? Why can't our society put its collective creative mind to work on finding a solution to this problem? There is woefully little

authors wanted to tell the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ and of the Father's love revealed in his life, death and resurrection. Was Jesus a raconteur? A great teller of jokes? Was he a hearty, outgoing person or was he more reserved? What kind of fish or songs did he like? Such questions were irrelevant to the purpose of the Gospels. Whatever we learn about them will come from reading between the lines. And there is plenty between the lines. Some of his parables. for example, have marvelous elements of humor in them, especially if we

know the territory where he lived. Meals he shared became important in the Gospels for several reasons - the accusations that he ate with sinners and "unclean" persons. his references to the "wedding banquet" of the kingdom, and others. Whatever else they tell us, Jesus obviously liked to eat and saw beautiful meanings in the meals he shared; people enjoyed eating with him and inviting him to dinner. The fact that he made the shared meal of the Eucharist the vehicle of his presence and power with us says a lot about the value he placed on eating together.

In my view, perhaps the best window into his personality is the simple fact that people just liked to be with him. Many men and women alike found him attractive, followed him around and shared their material goods with him. (See for example Luke 8:1-3) People at ·that time didn't like sourpusses or fanatics or holierthan-thous any better than we do today. In other words. they didn't just put up with him. They obviously saw him as charming, even fun. They enjoyed being with him and being known as his friend.


Legion of Mary plans Living Rosary

Rosary for Life Dear Editor: I am asking your readers to join in prayer with other Christians on Oct. 9. Dear Brothers and Sisters: Inviting you to join your prayers with the Fifth Worldwide Rosary for Life taking place at churches, homes and abortion facilities Sat., OCe. 9. We pray for a generous outpouring of the Spirit upon us to give 'JS the conviction to get involved and the wisdom to know what will hest promote respect for life. We pray for all who work to spread the messa ge of the pro-life cause, for the success of the prolife ministry in the Church, and for achievement ofa Human Life Amendment to the Con:;titution. The world uni:es in praying the rosary for unborn babies, pregnant mothers, :;oftening of the hearts of abortionists and their supporters. Rosary for Life glorious mysteries with meditations will be recited a"ter 8 a.m. Mass, Oct. 9, Sat., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Rd. at Barlows Landing Rd., Pocasset. Let us pray the holy rosary with love and with confidence. With these prayers, we can have changes of heart. Life needs to be respected. We pray that as i:Jdividuals we will always be conscious of the sacredness of life. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications. Joanie Zak Monument Beach

World Youth Day followup plan~ed As a followup to Pope John Paul II's World Youth Day challenge to young people to defend life and undertake a "new evangelization," a national conference will take place Oct. 22 to 24 at the La wrence Conveniion Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Its theme will be "Consecrate Th,:m in Truth." It will be sponsored by the Apostolate for Family Consecration, which ope oates an evangelization and train.ng center at John Paul II Holy F~.mily Center near Steubenville, O. The conference will focus primarily on creative use of the new Vatican catechism, especially in families; the pro-life teachings of Mother Teresa; and Pope John PaulH's Marian spirituality. Among key speakers will be Francis Cardinal Arinze, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, who will discuss methods of using the new catechism; Arc;lbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, pa pal representative to the U.S. ChJrch; Msgr. Luciano Guerra, reCI or of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal; and Montfort Missionary Father Roger Charest. Offering musical contributions will be Dana ~;callon, composer and singer of World Youth Day '93 theme song. "We Are One Body," and armless guitarist Tony Melendez, who las also performed for the Holy Father. Furtherconference information is available from the Family Apostolate. Seminary Rd., Rte. 2 Box 700, Bloomingdale O. 43910, or by calling 1-800-FOR MARY.

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Jesuits announce general meeting ROME(CNS)- Jesuits around the world will hold provincial meetings over the next four months in preparation for the order's 34th general congregation, sched uled for 1995. Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who was elected superior general at the last general congregation in 1983, said the worldwide gathering would be held in Rome in January 1995. The 107 provinces and regions to which the world's 23,000 Jesuits belong will conduct provincial meetings by Jan. 31, 1994, to reflect on the general congregation's themes, make proposals and elect delegates. General congregations are not regularly scheduled but are called to elect a new superior or discuss issues which cannot be resolved by the society's ordinary governing procedures,. said Jesuit Father Frank Case of the staff of the Jesuit headquarters in Rome. The 34th conference will bring' together some 220 Jesuit delegates. Among agenda items will be a review of how the society has implemented directions set in 1975, including proclamation of the Gospel in and through cultures. A second part of the meeting will focus on internal workings of the society, including: how Jesuits collaborate with lay people in their various institutions and ministries; a revision of society laws in view of the new Code of Canon Law and an examination of possible struc-' tures for promoting collaboration between provinces. Father Case said that at the 1983 congregation, the superior general was given authority to make changes in society rules as required by the new Code of Canon Law, but those changes were seen as temporary until a new general congregation could be convoked to vote on final changes. Documents provided by Jesuit headquarters as aids for reflection said that one aim of the general congregation will be to set goals and criteria for making choices about the various ministries Jesuits will undertake or continue. A note in one document said the number of Jesuits is increasing in a few provinces, but "on average is declining and, in some places, dramatically so." "Choices have to be discerned, including not doing or reducing or giving up important projects and even fields of endeavor," it said. The Jesuits' last general congregation a decade ago drew worldwide attention. With the election of Father Kolvenbach, the congregation ended a two-year period during which a papally appointed delegate led the soc}ety:

The Legion of Mary will sponsor a Living Rosary 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at St. Joseph's Church, New Bedford. Prayers will be offered as part of the fourth year in the decade of preparation for the year 2000, for the success of the Respect Life Walk to be held in Boston that day, and iIi celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Legion of Mary at St. Joseph's parish. The guest speaker will be Father Charles Jodoin, parochial vicar at St. Patrick's parish,. Fall River, who attended St. Joseph's elementary school. Mrs. Frederick Nunes will lead the rosary and Brother Leonard Melanson the outdoor procession which will follow. Roger Boyer will be master of ceremonies, and music will be directed by organist Marshal Connelley, with soloist Bernadette Mendes. Participating organizations will include the Men of the Sacred Hearts and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard. The procession will include first communion children and Legion members, both active and auxiliary. The Legion was established at St. Joseph's in 1958 by then-pastor, the late Msgr. Louis Prevost. Father Louis Boivin was the first spiritual director, succeeded by the late Msgr. Henri Hamel, then Father Daniel Gamache. Currently Father Marc Bergeron directs both the senior and junior Legion at St. Joseph's. The Legion conducts home and nursing home visits as well as other parish work, including census-taking and CeD teaching. Information on membership is available from diocesan director Father Barry Wall, 758-3719, or spiritual director Father Matthew Sullivan, 993-2442.

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"Jesus is calling..." YOU ••• to peace, prayer, holiness

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Bishop foresees parish-based education as combating pedophilia WASHINGTON (CNS) - The head of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' new ad hoc Committee on Sex Abuse says one promising way for the U.S. church to combat sexual abuse ofchildren may be education programs in all parishes. "I am very impressed with the concept of the parish discussion guide" developed by the Canadian bishops, said Bishop John F. Kinney of Bismarck, N.D. He was named to lead the committee when it was formed in June. Interviewed by Catholic News Serv'ice while he was in Washington for a meeting of his committee, he said the group was still focused mainly on organizational questions and "how to zero in on the various facets of the mandate given us by the conference." Ke'y things the committee will probably try to do, he said, include: - Providing assistance to local bishops and dioceses in develop· ing sex abuse policies and dealing effectively and pastorally with alleged victims of sexual abuse. - Sponsoring research that can help not only local bishops but other segments of society to understand and deal with child sex abuse. - Helping local church officials

and abuse victims to begin talking and listening to each other. - Gathering information and d}veloping resources for bishops and others to use in improving their local policies and programs. Other issues the committee discussed at the meeting included screening of priesthood candidates, therapy and ministry for perpetrators, the morale of bishops and priests facing wide publicity about child abuse by priests, and recommendations submitted to the bishops earlier this year by a thinktank convened to address the issue. Bishop Kinney said some people have contacted him seeking help in resolving their own cases, but the committee is not meant to be a mediator or arbitrator handling individual cases. When he gets inquiries of that type, he said, he suggests that the person contact his or her own diocese or local bishop. He said the committee plans to meet with victims and victims' groups as part of its listening and learning process, but "our goal is not that we would have some sort of national sessions.... Our committee wants to work toward a way in which, at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way,

local bishops can meet with victims." The committee will meet again in November at the bishops' general meeting, he said.

BISHOP KINNEY At that time members plan to finish breaking down the major areas of work and form subcommittees to handle each one, Bishop Kinney said. He added that the committee will ask expert consultants to meet with it in November and will call on some experts for long-term assistance.

He said the committee should be able to present action proposals to the bishops at their November 1994 meeting, but declined to predict what proposals the committee might make, saying that will depend on the work of the not-yetformed subcommittees. But he spoke of the need of developing resources to help bishops and dioceses -improve their responses to child sexual abuse issues and to victims, to develop guidelines for bishops to consider for use in their dioceses, and to improve education and formation in sexuality in seminaries, in continuing education of priests and in parishes. The Canadian bishops established a similar ad hoc committee on child sexual abuse in 1989, and Bishop Kinney said he was "very impressed with the materials" produced by that committee, especially a sexual abuse discussion guide which he said "has been presented... to be used in each and every parish." He said the guide deals with sexual abuse within the church, "but it goes far beyond that - and that point of sexual abuse in society is within the mandate of our committee as well.

"I think there's great openness in our committee to making something like that available to dioceses throughout our country," he added. "And how better do that than within our parish structures?" Such educational programs would have to address broader issues than child sex abuse, Bishop Kinney said, but he stressed that such issues would be considered only in relation to the child abuse issue. "Our primary scope and goal," he explained, is to bring material "to the conference of bishops regarding the whole issue of pedophilia and child sexual abuse in the church." Bishop Kinney pointed out that the U.S. bishops were dealing with the child sex abuse issue before they formed his committee. "There are many people who assume that with the establishment of our committee, this is the first the church has addressed this issue," he said. "This conference has been working on this issue very quietly - some would say too quietly - for a number of years now. So what we are about is not the beginning but is the continuation of some very good and effective and pastoral work."

Vatican recognition of Israel might curb anti-Semitism, says rabbi MILAN, Italy (CNS) - Vatican diplomatic recognition ofisrael would be a major step in curbing anti-Semitism, said Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau of Israel. He spoke Sept. 20 at a Milan news conference, a day before his scheduled Vatican meeting with Pope John Paul II. There are religious leaders in the former Soviet Union, the United. States, Africa and Europe "who

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Rabbi Lau was asked if the peace accord was producing special spiritual problems. "If the Arabs desire peace with the same power we do, I see no special spiritual problems or conflicts," he said. The main challenge is to turn an enemy into a friend, he said. "If there are no intermarriages, I see no problems," said the rabbi. But "intermarriage is not a way of Jewish faith" because Jews must preserve their faith community, he said: Rabbi Lau said that there is no date yet for a papal visit to Israel, but that the pope has been invited by the Israeli government. "I plan to add my own invitation. He will be welcome in the palace of the chief rabbi and in my home," he said. Rabbi Lau is the youngest survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp. He was 8 years old when freed by U.S. troops in 1945.

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"This is a typically American situation, in which we adapt as we go along, and we keep adapting, even if we can't work out all the details. But I think it is a credit to the church that we keep trying to put our ministry and mission first and adapt the other considerations in order to allow our parishes to serve the people."

BISHOP DELANEY The absence of a resident priest is worrisome to Catholics, and to some members of the clergy the idea of a nonordained administrator serving as the leader of a parish community may be seen as a threat. But Father Robert Wilson, chancellor of the Fort Worth diocese, said he doesn't sense opposition among priests there. "They just seem to be very concerned about how we will be able to minister to the people in the future," he said. Father Wilson is "sacramental minister" to a new parish headed by two women religious, and he has witnessed the installation of pastoral administrators in several parishes. Parishioners' attitudes vary, he said, adding that he believes the key issue will be in providing a weekly Mass. "As parish administrators prove to be effective, I think they will be well accepted," he said. "But my own experience has been that when

people find they cannot have Mass every week, it is very disturbing to them." Father Murnion said that an optimistic view of the future priest shortage points toward a total of 23,000 diocesan priests by the year 2005: a nearly 35 percent decrease from the current number of 35,500. Coupled with a growing church population, it would mean responsibility for 800 more parishioners per priest. To respond to that challenge, Father Murnion outlined three basic choices: increase the number of priests, reduce the demand for priests, or, in some locations, replace priests with nonordained persons. In spite oflimited personnel and financial resources, parish ministry "still continues to expand as we are taking on more and more concerns," he said. He mentioned particularly that parishes are increasingly offering counseling and social services among their ministries. "We're creating new standards in defining what a parish is," Father Murnion said. Canon law allows plenty of latitude for how bishops may provide parish leadership in the absence of a priest and makes "realistic provisions for the church of the third millennium involving the laity," said Mercy Sister Sharon Euart, associate general secretary for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a talk to the gathering. Sister Euart, who holds a doctorate in canon law, discussed Canon 517, section 2, which allows for pastoral administration of parishes in light of the shortage of priests. She said the canon is rooted in the Second Vatican Council in that "it reflects notions of team ministry, collaboration and pastoral service" and emphasizes lay participation in the mission of the church. At present, of the 2,039 parishes in the United States without resident pastors, 85 percent are administered by a priest, 9 percent by women religious, 2 percent by a deacon and 2 percent by a lay person, according to statistics in the Official Catholic Directory.

Muss closes J osephites' centennial WASHINGTON (CNS) - Asa crowd of nearly 3,000 packed the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the closing Mass of the J osephites' 100th anniversary this month, the order's superior gerieral praised black Catholics for keeping the faith through slavery, segregation and discrimination in church and society. "For all those old-timers, who sat in the back of the bus and the back of church, this day is for you," said J osephite Father Eugene McManus. The order is the only male religious society whose sole mission is to evangelize black Catholics. Nearly half or the 141 living Josephite priests were at the Mass, as were five of tt.e 10 active U.S. black bishops. Card;inal James A. Hickey of Washington and Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, U.S. apostolic pronunc io, also attended. An estimated 800 black Catholics traveled from as' far away as California to take part in the celebration. Father McMallus said the Josephites were founded in 1893, a

year in which the United States founded in Baltimore in 1829; the was racked by a depression and a Sisters of the Holy Family, celerecord number of lynchings. brating their 150th anniversary in 1993; the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, "They [the founders] did it bewho, like the J osephites, are celecause they were men of vision, men brating their centennial; and the of courage, men of faith," he said. ""In spite ot all the hurts of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. past, we want to make a strong "In our 100-year history, we statement: We are black, and we have faced many crises, many ups are Catholic, and we are an inte- and downs, and the good Lord has gral part of the church." worked everything out in his way," Black Catholics' faith, he said, ..... Father Joseph L. Waters, 73, the will help them deal with problems Josephite seminary's rector since of deteriorating. family life, drug spring, told the Catholic Standabuse and abortion, which he called ard, newspaper of the Washington the lynching of thousands of babies archdiocese. from the wombs of their mothers." One of Father Waters' heroes is Auxiliary Bishop John H. Ricard Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle, archbiof Baltimore, ordained a J osephite, shop of Washington from 1948 to celebrated the Mass in the place of 1973. Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Carl The cardinal reacted angrily to A. Fisher, himself a Josephite, seeing a "Reserved for Colored" who died Sept. 2 of cancer. sign on the back pews of a WashIn honor of Bishop Fisher, once ington Catholic church. Shortly the order's vocations director, a afterward, he ordered his priests to moment of silence was held to integrate local parishes and schools. pray for vocations to serve the "[For years] the J osephites were black community. a voice crying in the wilderness The Mass also paid tribute to against segregation in the church," four women's religious orders that Father Waters said. "He [Cardinal have served the black community: O'Boyle] was 20 feet tall in my the Oblate Sisters of Providence, book."

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Catholic evangelizing It was a dream come true. In a crowd of Minnesota state fairgoers, surrounded by vendors of Pronto Pups, cotton candy, coats-of-arms, paint rollers, fur hats, mini-donuts and Super Bowl T-shirts, I was proclaiming the Good News. For the first time in history, the local church had rented a booth:it the fair, one of the biggest in the country, to take a giant step toward evangelization in the marketplace. We Catholics are J ohnny-comelatelys in this kind of street evangelizing, and the booth of the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was wedged into the Merchandise Mart near the bandstand and the Space Needle. . My fellow worker, a parish secretary, and I'worked the passing crowd, handing out literature. We urged the fun-seekers to help themselves to' handouts, play the Catholic Quiz computer game or sign up for the daily drawing. Some just smiled. Some stared and moved on. Some took our Catholic papers, magazines and bookmarks. Some looked, shook their heads and called back: "I'm a Baptist," ''I'm a Jehovah's Witness," "I'm an atheist." This humid, noisy and cluttered spot was truly the marketplace. Spreading the Word of the Lord competed with the cry of vendors, a band concert and the boom of a human cannonball. The bedlam did not lend itself to any serious discussion about the Church. It's hard to respond to an attack on the pope because "he's too conservative," when you can barely hear yourself talk.

Mostly it was important to be there. In the past, the Church has been represented only by a tiny Legion of Mary booth and several parish dining halls. Seventh Day Adventists have a king-size booth with numerous personal computers. Evangelicals carryon Gospel singing in their own building. The Jewish community has had a large booth in the fair grandstand for many years. On Friday evenings, when my Jewish friends are at temple. I've worked there, passing out literature on Israel and intercultural relations. Why have Catholics been so slow to evangelize? We have the best prod uct in the world. Why don't we share it more with others? I think the late Rev. Alvin Illig, CSP, the grand old man of U.S. evangelism, knew the answer. I had written Father Illig about a year before his death from cancer in 1991. asking him why we Catholics didn't try big circus-style gatherings like the Rev. Billy Graham to attract members. I had sent him a story from the Albany, NY, diocesan newspaper which had interviewed Catholics who had attended and were inspired by a Billy Graham assembly. "For years I have felt that the Catholic community must rediscover the power of the 'stadium event,''' he wrote on October, 17, 1990. Father Illig expanded on the idea in a National Catholic Reporter interview not long before' his death. "I wish, I wish, that I had approached evangelization using more popular forms: music, appeal-

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BERNARD CASSERLY ing more to the emotions in the right way," he replied. Father Illig was asked why U.S. Catholics don't evangelize. It's because of a 200-year heritage, he said, in which Catholics experienced internal growth while Protestants really grew through evangelizing. "The Catholic Church did a magnificent job of nurturing the faith and maintaining our own," he said ...... And we grew from within. from births and the millions of immigrants who kept coming. But we were. also turned inward." Father Illig is gone now, but many of his evangelization ideas go on: "Share the Word," his 90,000 circulation bimonthly magazine, and his 60,000 circulation newsletter Evangelization Exchange. I think Father Illig would have liked the archdiocesan booth at the Minnesota state fair. It was a popul!lr form of evangelizing. Next year maybe we can move to the band shell next door and offer Mass every morning for fairgoers and workers. We could offer a Latin Ma.ss one morning, then a contemporary Mass, a mariachi Mass, maybe a polka Mass, just to show the variety and beauty of the Catholic Church today.

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Father N orton a presenter at gerontology congress Rev. William Norton, pastor of St. Joseph's parish, Woods Hole, recently attended the World Congress of Gerontology in Budapest, Hungary. In a presentation:' .. Alternative Treatment Modalities Designed to Improve the Quality of Life of the Elderly," Father Norton described the role of the church in pastoral counseling and how the clergy have a responsibility to keep abreast of medical science and community resources available to the elderly, their caregivers and their families. "Many individuals and families having problems with an elderly relative will seek guidance from the church prior to seeking medical help," said Father Norton... It is our duty and responsibility to provide with the most up-to-date information that we are able to give these distraught family members who are so desperately in need of support and counseling." Father Norton added that the church must continue to be a leading support system for these people but that it is also the responsibility of the clergy to point out other support systems ava.ilable in

the community, including day-care centers, Meals,Qn Wheels, extended care facilities, friendly visitors and other services. Dr. Edit Beregi of Budapest, the president of the International Association of Gerontology, in thanking Father N orton for his contributions to the meeting, noted the role that the clergy play in all lives but especially in those of the elderly. Father Norton was the only member of the clergy to present at that meeting, she added, but said that she hoped in future the clergy would take a more active role in such parleys. Father Norton, a native of Fall River, was ordained in 1965 and has served parishes in New Bedford, Fall River and Cape Cod. He is the son of William Norton, a former New Bedford High School coach who presently resides in Fall River. Seniors' Celebration Expo The 4th annual Expo, free to the public, will be held Oct. 7-IOat the Cape Cod Mall; activities include ,music, exhibits and health screenings.

WASHINGTON (CNS) Joseph Barbera is nest known for helping create such cartoon charactors as Yogi Bear. the Flintstones. Quick Draw McGraw., Huckleberry Hound and Scooby-Doo. But what the Catholic animator is proudest of in more than a halfcentury in the business is a collection of animated Bible stories he did. "It took me 17 years to get it done." said Barbera. ~2. He said producers declined the series despite his proven track record with longtime partner William Hanna because they said the Bible cartoons would "cause too many problems." Barbera said he "would keep going out every year. for 17 ~'ears. and they rejected me year after year." he said .'''Y ou ha ve to feel or think there was some force much bigger than me, some power. telling me to go out and do it again," He eventually took the Bible series straight to home video. and "The (,reatest Adventure: Stories of the Bible" has set record sales - about $20 million. by Barbera's estimate -- for original children's videos and original animated videos since its initial release in 19!;6. Barbera lists Yogi Bear as one of his favorite creations. "He's smarter than the average bear." he said. eehoing Yogi's trademark line. "He's so clever in avoiding responsibility. so clever in picking up goodies." Barbera and Hanna also created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. \\ ho came back in their first full-length animated feature Jul~' 30, Barbera's talent in art was first noticed by the nuns who taught him in a Catholic grade school in

Brooklyn. N. Y. The nuns kept him busy doing classroom art until his mother complained that the pictures were taking precedenee over his other studies. The first Hanna-Barbera cartoon collaboration was "Puss Gets the Boot" in 1937. starring Tom and Jerry. That began a 20-year run of success that ended only when MG M shut down its animation department because of competition with a new phenomenon .called tclevision. Hanna and Barbera moved to TV. eventually dominating Saturday mornings for more than a deeade with all sorts of quirky animal characters. Virtually their entire cartoon output was bought by cable TV mogul Ted Turner. who launched his Cartoon Network cable channel last year with hundreds of the six-minute nostalgic nuggets of Hanna-Barbera.

He said viewers won't see gratuitous violence in Hanna-Barbera cartoons. "We don't have any haekin' or slashin'," he said. Using or avoiding violence in cartoons "becomes a habit and a training over the years." But "what I resent is when somebody tells me a pie in the face is violent. It's not. It's slapstick comedy." Barbera also registered discomfort with new calls for education in children's programming. "When the cat is chasing the mouse. I hope we don't ha\'e to stop and teach them glass blowing and basket weaving." he said. Barbera said adults raised on TV cartoons have asked him. "Why aren't cartoons funny anymore'?", "I have to agree with that." he said. "When you see 'Conan Ithe Adventure~'1 or 'GI Joe' or whatever. you're not going to get any laughs from that."

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1993 Seton Awards presented by NCEA WASHINGTON (CNS) - An opera star, a cardinal, a CEO and a nun were among recipients of 1993 Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards from the National Catholic Educational Association. The awards were given Sept. 13 in Washington to six people who have "made a significant contribution to education in America and to Catholic schools in particular," according to Sister Catherine McNamee, president of NCEA and a Sister ofSt. Jose ph of Carondelet. The recognition program, founded in 199:., was named in honor of the fint American-born saint, a pioneer in Catholic education. This year's a wardees include opera star Beverly Sills; Los FBI DIRECTOR Louis J. Freeh, second left, stands with Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahhis wife Marilyn (left) and two of their four children at annual ony; William Flynn, chief execuRed Mass for members of legal profession at St. Patrick's tive officer of M'ltual of America; Cathedral in Manhattan. U.S. Atty. General Janet Reno is at Sister Maria de la Cruz Aymes, foundress of the ~,ociety of Helpers; right. (CNS photo) philanthropist Geoffrey Boisi; and James Renier, chairman of the executive committee of Honeywell Inc. NEW YORK (CNS) - Faith' A federaljudge since 1991, Freeh Ms. Sills helped raise $80 miland confidence are what FBI direc- was earlier an FBI agent. He said lion on behalf of March of Dimes' tor Louis J. Freeh believes he will he believes that although he did Mothers' March on Birth Defects. need in the challenges of his new not seek his new job, he can do Cardinal Mahony pledged to rebuild and improve schools job, he recently told Catholic "the greater good" by returning to lawyers. the bureau as its chief. The job of affected by last year's riot in his city and established the Education In a speech following the annual law enforc(:ment "is not just to Foundation of the archdiocese to Red Mass for members ofthe legal prosecute, not just to investigate, provide quality education to disprofession at St. Patrick's Cathed- but to do justice," he said. Freeh recounted the Gospel story advantaged students. ral, Freeh said the job of lawyers of the centurion who asked Jesus Flynn, a beard member at and judges is an imposing one. to save the life of his sick servant. Fordham University, Boston Uni"The specter of what we face is . Jesus was moved by the man's versity, the American Cancer somewhat frightening," he said. request and granted the request. Society Foundation and the Elie "It has the ability to paralyze us. Today's law enforcement officWiesel Foundation for Humanity, The violence in our streets, the viowas honored for his philanthropic lence in our schools, in our homes, ers offer an analogy to the story of the centurion by serving with innumsupport of Catholic education. the murder of our children, the Sister de la Cruz Aymes is a disorder and despair bred by blind- erable acts of heroism and charity, he said. noted educator and lecturer. ing poverty, the ravages of racism, "The story transcends mere faith. Author of the original "On Our the stark reality of terrorism, greed, Way" series, she has written many avarice.... The feeling of helpless- It is really a story about fidelity. Faith is simply the unquestioned other religious fducation publica- ness can quickly overwhelm us. belief in things. Fidelity is an act of tions and developed religious curDespair, which is the absence of ricula used nationally by Catholic faith, is and always has been the faith. It is the careful and exact observance of the duty, the pereducators. greatest enemy." formance of obligations," he conBoisi is a senior partner of the - Freeh, a member of St. Mary of tinued. Beacon Group and a philanthrothe Assumption parish in Katonah, The FBI has to act as the "faithpist committed to educational N.Y., and a former Fordham Uni- ful and prudent servant that we causes. He is chairman of the One to One Foundation and director of versity Law School faculty member, know from the Bible," he said, was confirmed as FBI director in protecting the people, performing many organintions for youth, August. good works and doing justice. including Boys Hope, Cities in Schools and the Spence-Chapin Services to Family and Children. Renier was active in implementing the Success by 6 program and WASIJINGTON (CNS) -Jour- "Bridging the Gap: Religion and is on the board ,)fthe New Amerinalists are not as irreligious as an the News Media," was written by can Schools Development Corporearlier survey suggested, said a Los Angeles Times religion writer new study examining the news John Dart and the Rev. Jimmy ation. The 1993 Seton award winners , media and religion. Bu~ the study Allen, former president of the join former rel;ipients first lady also found that "an unhealthy dis- Southern Baptist Convention, and Barbara Bush. financier Peter trust exists between religionists released at the Chicago convenLynch, Philadelphia Cardinal and journalists, even a fear of each tion of the Religion Newswriters Anthony J. Bevilacqua and "Famother in many cases." The study, Association. ily Circus" cartoonist Bi! Keane.

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Cuban, Venezuelan, Peruvian bishops speak for their people By Catholic News Service The bishops' conference of Cuba, Venezuela and Peru spoke out recently on behalf of their flocks. In Cuba, the conference urged the one-party communist government to end its monopoly of political power and open a national dialogue to save the Caribbean island from economic and social collapse. In Venezuela, the bishops have urged prosecution of Brazilian gold miners believed responsible for the July massacres of Yanomami Indians in the Amazon jungle region straddling the VenezuelaBrazil border. In Peru, the bishops have played "a holy little trick" in favor of Ashaninka Indians, a little-noticed Amazon people.

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The Holy Eucharist is one ofthe greatest gifts our Lord has given_ his Church. It is the center of Catholic life and worship. In the Bible we reverence the Word of God' in the Eucharist we reverence our inessed Lord himself present in our midst. The Eucharist is the real presence of Jesus under the appearance of the consecrated species of bread and wine, he whom we venerate in this sacrament and receive in Holy Communion; it is also .a sacrifice to be offered: the SacrIfice of the Mass. Fundamentalists reject both beliefs. For them, the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is only symbolic." And to call the Mass a new sacrifice is blasphemous, for Christ died only once and for all. Let us examine Catholic doctrine on both points. . It's like the IncarnatIOn. The Son of God was really present in the man Jesus. aut all people saw was the man. Only by faith did they know God was present in the man Jesus. This is a great mystery. It's the same for the Eucharist. In the consecrated host we don't see God as God, nor Jesus as man. To our eyes the Eucharist looks like bread and wine. But with the eyes of faith we know Jesus is th<;n~. . . b ecause J esus t 0 Id We beheve It us so: "I am the bread of life. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. The bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." (John 6) The disciples did not understand these words as a figure of speech. Many were so turned off at the thought of eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Jesus that they abandoned him that very day. Jesus stood by his statement and let them go. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist when he said, "Ta.ke and eat, this is my body; take and drink, this is my blood. Do this in memory of me." Practically all Christian~, with few exceptions, believed in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucha~ist until the Protestant ReformatIOn in the 16th century. Even Martin Luther believed this; many Episcopalians and Lutherans still do. Converts seem to have a deeper and fresher appreciation of the Eucharist than most "cradle Cath-

olics." Wayne Weible, for instance, born a Lutheran, was converted to the Catholic faith by going to Medjugorje as a writer curious to find out what was going on there. And he comments: "You have at Mass a miracle far greater than Medjugorje. You have the Creator with you. Not only do you have him, but you partake of his flesh." Scott Hahn, speaking of the time just before he was recei.ved into the Catholic Church, descnbes the "passionate thirst and hunger that came over me "day by day as I sawall those people going up and being fed with the Body and Blood of our Lord." Before his c"onversion", Hahn decided to attend Marquette U niversity so as to learn the Catholic faith "from the horse's mouth." "I went to Mass one day at the university parish. I sawall the street women, rank and file people, workers coming at midday for the noon Mass. None of the theological students. I looked at their devotion, their sincerity, taking time out in the middle of the day to worship. I watched how, during the Consecration, their heads were bowed, their lips were moving. I was moved." What influence we can have simply by attending Mas.s and ~e足 ceiving Holy Communion With reverence and faith! What counterwitness we give when we pass in front of the tabernacle without genuflecting, as if we did not believe Jesus was there! Or when we engage in conversations in ch~r~h, not adverting to the fact tl:iat It IS a house of prayer and Jesus is there. A few brief words, finally, about the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Mass. Contrary to what Fundamentalists think, we do not see the Mass as a new sacrifice, as if Jesus were in some way being crucified again. Look at it this way. At the Last Supper Jesus offered himself to his Father in an unbloody manner under the form of bread and wine, in anticipation of his actual death the next day. Our Mass today looks back to Good Friday, like a sort of echo. It brings the one sacrifice of Jesus to us so that we can unite with him in his saving death. After all, it's ~or us that he died. With what faith and reverence we should celebrate the Mass!

In Cuba "Cuba is in need. Things are not going well.... There is discontent, uncertainty and desperation among the population," the country's II bishops said in a message about the island's economic, political and social crisis. The bishops oppose the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, which began in 1962, citing it among reasons for the economic deterioration of the country. "We condemn any type of measure which, while intending to sanction the Cuban government, in fact increases the difficulties faced by our people," they said. The message strongly criticized the monopoly of power by the ruling communist party. The 17-page document was delivered to Cuban Foreign Minister Roberto Robaina. Foreign diplomats in Havana said the Cuban church had obviously decided to break its relative silence and add its voice to calls from inside and outside Cuba for the government to open up its one-party communist system, led by President Fidel Castro. Cuban authorities have moved to improve relations with the island's Christian churches by strengthening constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and redefining Cuba as a lay rather than an overtly atheistic state. But diplomats said leaders of the Catholic Church, the biggest on the island, were frustrated by the government's slow response to their requests for more freedom and by clear official favoritism shown toward members of smaller Protestant churches who had publicly pledged their allegiance to Cuba's one-party system. One source said the bishops' statement was clearly their "most detailed and explicit comment" on the current situation. The bishops attacked "exclusive and omnipresent" official ideology, limitations on personal freedom, "excessive control" of state security services, the high number of prisoners in Cuba and the lack of political and religious tolerance. " They called for "a frank, friendly and free" national dialogue to solve the country's problems, but they made clear such a dialogue required a truly pluralistic society. The bishops warned of the possible consequences of current economic hardships and what they called "the deterioration of the moral climate," which they said ha.d led to increased crime, violence and prostitution. Citing popular discontent over current shortages offood and other necessities, the bishops urged the

government to put in place a clear economic strategy instead of temporary emergency measures. Cuba's recession has been triggered by the collapse of its past trade and aid arrangements with the former Soviet bloc. The Cuban bishops noted that other Latin American nations had successfully resolved situations of conflict through national dialogue and reconciliation. "There may be a lot we should avoid in these brother nations, but there is a lot we can learn as well," they said. In Venezuela According to Venezuela news reports, the country's bishops said that the massacre of Yanomami Indians Brazilian goldminers is part of a genocidal campaign against the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. They said the slayings show intent and complicity between Venezuelan and Brazilian groups who are carrying out "illegal and destabilizing socioeconomic and military activities" along the border between the two countries. The tribal lands of the Yanomamis, a primitive and peaceful tribe which uses neither knives nor firearms, lie in a gold-rich region of the Amazon basin coveted by the miners. A U.S. anthropologist, Bruce Albert, who has lived 18 years among the Yanomamis, told the Brazilian newspaper 0 Globo in late August that the village of Haximu where the killings occurred is located on the Venezuelan side of the border. In August, Albert sent a report to Brazilian Attorney General Aristides Junqueira in which he cited testimony of Yanomami survivors that tribe members. were killed by miners in Haximu. Albert said that in early July the miners killed five Yanomamis and wounded a sixth in an attack on the village. On July 23, the miners returned to the village and killed 13 more Yanomamis, whose bodies were cremated by survivors. Albert was quoted as saying the attackers crossed into Venezuela to commit the atrocity. That makes the killing of the Yanomamis "a massacre of Venezuelans by Brazilians," he said. In Peru Peruvian television recently showed a survivor of a Marxist rebel slaughter of Ashaninka Indians, a little-noticed Amazon people, pleading in halting Spanish for help.

"Please, in the name of God, somebody has to do something," the woman said. She said her husband and 150 other Ashaninkas were killed and two of her children had their ears and fingers cut off when Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebels decided to teach the community a savage "lesson" for opposing their movement. Although over 1,000 Ashaninkas have been killed since they started fighting Sendero Luminoso in 1980, their situation has been little noted. .But the Peruvian bishops, in a special August assembly decided to change that. For an initial project, the bishops sent, with the help of U.S., French and Canadian Catholic organizations, sevelJ tons offood, medicine and blankets to the" more than 4,000 Ashaninkas that fled their land on the Ene River following the Sendero Luminoso attack. But "solidarity is not simply relief, it is a permanent attitude," said Archbishop Augusto Vargas Alzamora, president of the bishops' conference. So the conference has launched "Com partir" (Sharing), a permanent program that will focus each year on a particular sector of the neediest Peruvians. In this, the first year, the Indians of the Amazon basin are the focus - particularly the ~shaninkas. Since Compartir was created in late August, hundreds of young Catholics have taken to the streets with tin cans in hand asking for money or have knocked on doors asking for clothing, toys or any other items that can be used by the Ashaninka refugees. The archbishop said that by the end of the year, the conference plans to build a missionary compound for the Indians, including a shelter for Ashaninka orphans. The bishops' conference has received $300,000 from international Catholic organizations, and is trying. to raise another $400,000 locally. The second task of Com partir will be to keep the mission running. "It is a beautiful challenge because it will mean that Ashaninkas will be no longer forgotten," said Archbishop Vargas Alzamora. He calls the planned compound "a holy little trick" in favor of the Amazon natives, because "it will not be enough to give once from our pockets, we will have to keep them in our hearts."

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Continued f,om Page One "N 0 movement will succeed uniates had seen declining numbers less it has a vision," said Ms. Alvare, director of planning and of women joining. "But what we're seeing is that information for pro-life activities organizations that have kind of for the U.S. bishops. put on a new dress for the ball are She called upon the women to the ones who are attracting new heed Pope John 'Paul II's words members," she said. and work to replace a "culture of In a column ill The New World death" with a "culture of life." preceding the c :lJ1vention, Cardi"A culture of death asks its citinal Bernardin praised the NCCW zens to solve its various problems as "one of the most powerful voi- on the backs of women," she said. ces of eV,angeliza tion in the chlln;h, "Who is paying for our.policies of as well as one of the most dynamic permissive abortion? It is women." and effective or!!anizations locally, Ms. Alvare also said women nationally and internationally on who call themselves "pro-choice a host of issues and projects." feminists" are using the "oldest Convention keynoter Patricia sexist argument in the book." H. Livingston praised the organi"The whole movement for legal . zation for its tradition of "women abortion is reinforcing a social helping women" bias," sh~ said, "that pregnancy, "When I thillk of the ways we fertility is a problem. Normalcy is help each other, I feel hope. And a person who doesn't have chilhope is the essential commodity dren." for moving ahead with change," Ms. Alvare encouraged her said Ms. Livingston, associate audience to continue to speak out director of the Center for Continu- about abortion, saying that "There ing Formation in Ministry at the are tremendous odds in your favor University of Notre Dame. for replacing a culture of death Her talk emphasized the imporwith a vision that is nothing short tance of hope in the lives of women. of a culture of life." "I don't think we nurture hope like A seminar on AIDS featured we nurture faith and love in our Mary Davis Fisher, an HIVlives," she said. positive mother of two and the In order to nurture hope, she founder of Family AIDS Network, encouraged the women to "turn who addressed the delegates via a down the dread" in their lives and taped message. instead put themselves in the presMs. Fisher described those livence of beauty, goodness and truth. ing with HIV I AIDS as a "band of But true ho pe is born out of . pilgrims" who are "more inclined struggle, she added. "Hope is not to look down than look up" and the naive expec:tation that all will "more pr'one to silence than shouts go smoothly. It is the conviction ... a band of young who look old." that God will be with us in it all." "These are not objects of pity," During his homily at the conshe said. "They are human beings vention's Sept. 16 opening Mass, shaped in God's image of pilgrims Bishop Raymond W. Lessard of in part as a reproach to the reliSavannah, Ga., called the gather- gious community, whom she said ing a "festival of faith." has responded to those living with "Our very coming together in AIDS with "at best a spotty effort." this public mallner is itself a maniShe asked the convention delefestation of fa:th, a proclamation gates to apply their strong moral of the good ne ws of our commun- leadership and "push open the ion to everyone who might hear us doors' that have stood between and see us," he said. God's infect'ed people and his Seminar Speakers uninfected people." Seminar speakers tackled issues Father Robert Rybicki, founder facing today'~, church including and executive director of Bonaabortion, AIDS and health care venture House, a home for those reform. with Al DS, gave delegates practiIn one of three convention cal ways to respond to the AIDS seminars Helell Alvare spoke about crisis. "Pro-Life an~ the Vision T~ing." In addition to seminars, the

convention included daily Mass, an environmental play, a panel on women's issues and a banquet. An exhibit hall featured booths where women could buy tote bags, mugs, scarves and even chocolate bars emblazoned with the NCCW logo. Voting delegates passed a resolution to address the issue of domestic violence by educating men and women, working for legislation and supporting women and families who have suffered abuse.' . Officers elected to serve until September 1995 are: president, Rita A. Greenwald from the diocese of Springfield, III.; first vice president, Joan M. McGrath, archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis; second vice president, Mary Alice Hargarten, archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis; third vice president, Kathryn Bonner, diocese of Orlando, Fla.; secretary, Rita J. Macewicz, diocese of Madison, Wis.; and treasurer, Joann C. Hillebrand, diocese of Joliet, III.

An annual grant of up to $200,000 per year for five years has been awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Health to help fund Hope House, a AIDS residence of St. Anne's Hospital. The hospital's AIDS Residence program, being initiated in partnership with Hospice Outreach, will be located in a renovated home near the hospital's Fall River campus. The ten-bed home, to open early in 1994, will provide care and support for residents who are in the intermediate and end stages of the disl~ase. "We are dedicated to meeting the needs of those in our community who have contracted HIV I AIDS," said Sister Joanna Fernandes, O.P., chairperson of St. Anne's Hospital. "The funding we receive from the Department of Public Health will be a tremendous help in allowing us to accomplish this at Hope House. Providing for this type of un met need in our community is at the very core of what :.t means to be a Catholic hospital." The Hope House program will provide shelter and 24-hour services for 10 people living with AIDS who are homeless and at intermediate and end stages of the disease. Hope House will be staffed by a director, clinical coordinator, a social worker and other staff and volunteers. The house will aim to provide a setting where the physical, spiritual, e::notional and psychological needs of residents, fam-

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ily members an.d loved ones will be met. "We are pleased to be able to provide Hope House as a safe and supportive environment for those affected with AIDS to turn to," says Mrs. Toby Shea, Director of Hope House. "From the start of this project, we have had the valuable assistance of State Representative Ed Lambert of Fall River, who worked diligently to help St. Anne's obtain the capital needed to staff Hope House. He is still working with us to find other avenues of funds." The DPH funding is contingent upon the r.ospital meeting the following requirements: -St. Anne's must demonstrate its ability to obtain alternative funding necessary for acquiring or rehabilitating the Hope House site, and; -St. Anne's must prove to the DPH its ability to have Hope House fully operational by September 1,1994. "These are not difficult requirements to meet," said Mrs. Shea. "We plan to be operational well before the September date." Anyone iriterested in obtaining further in~ormation about Hope House can contact Mrs. Shea at St. Anne's Hospital, (508) 6745741 ext. 2270.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 24,1993

By Charlie Martln

COME UNDONE

By Christopher Carstens Stop me if you've heard this one: "This year will be different -I'm not getting behind in school. I won't end up leaving all my work for the last minute. I'll do my best." Every year kids re-enter school with new shoes, a package of new ballpoint pens and a head full of good intentions. If the resolutions teens make on the first day of school held all year everybody would make straight As. Nobody gives up on that resolution all at once. It happens a little bit at a time. Tonight you decide to read your history assignment during tomorrow's English lecture because"Mrs. McKeen never says anything interesting anyway." Tomorrow you "forget" your math homework and tell yourself, "I can copy David's paper - they hardly ever check the answers." Pretty soon you're struggling to catch up all over again. Or you give up and stop struggling. "I'll do better next year when it really counts." Class is a drag when you haven't done the assignment. You don't know what people are talking about, and you have to hope nobody calls on you to answer. It's that perfect combination of confusion, boredom and fear. There's a simpler, three-word rule that will guarantee you will enjoy your schoolday more, and that you will get better grades. Follow it; I promise that it will work. Do the homework. I've asked hundreds of teens the same question. "How long would it take to do your homework if you did it all every night and didn't put any' of it off?"

Except for the kids taking a lot of advanced classes, the answer is almost always the same. "About an hour a night." But here's the typical teenager's evening homework schedule: 6:30: After dinner, go up to room to do homework. 6:31: Call a friend on the phone. 6:52: Hang up, go get something to eat. 7:01: Notice that "Jeopardy" is on. "That's a good warmup for the old brain." 7:24: Check out what's on MTV. 9:36: Go back up to room to do homework. 9:42: Decide that you're too tired to study and go to sleep. Ask the same kid in the morning and he'll tell you he worked on his homework from 6:30 till almost 10. What actually happened was about 10 minutes of work and more than three hours of stalling. Breaking the stalling habit takes willpower, but it can be done. Here's how. Pick a place to study, and go there as soon as you're done with dinner and your chores. The only rule for selecting a place is that there should be no television visible. 1f you can see it, you'll watch it. You may be able to s(udy and listen to the radio, but television turns off the brain. Do your homework - all of it. Don't watch any television, play Nintendo (or computer games) or talk on the phone. About an hour later, when your homework is done, you'll have time left for all that stuff. All the time you would have wasted stalling is yours, free and clear, with no guilt and no arguments. In class you'll be prepared. No more fear and trembling in the back of the room. And just watch what happens to your grades.

Mine, immaculate dream Made breath and skin I've been waiting for you Signed with a home tattoo Happy birthday was created for you Can't ever keep from falling apart At the seams Can I believe You're taking my heart to pieces? Oh it'll take a little time To come undone now We'll try to stay blind To the hope and fear outside Hey child Stay wilder than the wind And blow me in to cry Who do you need Who do you love When you come undone? Words playing me deja vu Like a radio tune I swear I've heard before Chill, is it something real or magic I'm feeding off your fingers? Can't ever keep From falling apart at the seams Can I believe You're taking my heart to pieces? Lost in a snow-filled sky We'll make it all right To come undone now We'll have to stay blind To the hope and fear outside Hey child Stay wilder than the wind And blow me in to cry Who do you need Who do you love When you come undone? Written and sung by Duran Duran (c) 1993 by EMI Records Ltd. DURAN DURAN'S new a painting composed of color disc, "Come Undone," has pro- and light impressions rather duced two hits. Last winter, than clear, defining .lines and "Ordinary World" climbed near shapes. the top of the charts. Now the The song's images appear to title song is demonstrating sim- portray a relationship coming ilar success. undone. One person realizes I really like Duran's sound in that the other is "taking my the song, "Come Undone," but heart to pieces." How this is I'm not sure what it is trying to occurring is not stated, but the say. The release reminds me of situation will "take a little time."

Given the pain in this' per~ son's life, he expresses his hurt and frustration by asking: "Who do you need, who do you love when you come undone?" When we get close to others, we also .become vulnerable. If something injures the shared love or if we discover that we are investing more in the relationship emotionally than the other person is doing, we are likely to feel hurt and to experience a sense of loss. Our image of what we thought we had comes undone. Our first tendency is to deny the hurt or to pretend that the relationship wasn't that important to us. This is a lie. Hurt is hurt. We need to validate what we feel. Denying feelings only prolongs our grieving 路and stalls the natural healirig process. Another tendency that many of us pick up is isolating ourselves from those who might help us through this time of coming uridone. Again, this choice only makes the hurt worse. We must tell the truth of our feelings to ourselves, but also to another person - someone who will listen 'with care and compassion. This means taking a risk. Yet the alternative is to put up a strong front while the emptiness and loneliness eat us up inside. . One friend who is always available and safe is God. We can take our hearts to God and share whatever feelings are inside us. We can ask God to lead us to the individuals who will help us put our lives back together. Our God is a God of healing. God wants us to find joy and meaning in life. If our path toward joy and meaning in life seems to take a detour through loss and grief, be assured that God wants to walk with us as a source of strength and renewed hope. It can be difficult to trust when life comes undone. Take small steps. Be kind to yourself. Find someone safe to talk with. Invite God to show you the way of healing. Your comments are welcomed by Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.

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WASHINGTON (CNS) About 2 million school students across the United States gathered around flagpoles well before the school bells rang Sept. 15 to pray for their nation and the upcoming school year. "We.wanted to show that prayer is very important to us," said Ryan Keith, a student at Langley High School in McLean, Va. The student-led prayer rally, held .at 7 a.m. and in its fourth year, is called "See You at the Pole." It started in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1990 that public high schools must allow student-run prayer groups to meet at their schools if other student clubs have been given permission to meet. The students, who organized and advertised their own rallies,

were not without opposition. The American Center for Law and Justice, a public-interest law firm founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, represented student groups in 22 states who were being denied the right to advertise or even hold the prayer rally. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the law firm, said at the press conference that despite the obstacles to the rally, the event was successful and could well have been the "largest gathering of student-led prayer." Sekulow said the rally proved a major point: "The myth that students can't pray in school is just that, a myth." . Keith Fournier, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, told Catholic

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SHOW OF SOLIDARITY: Students at All Saints School, Puyallup, Wash., join in a Sept. 15 morning prayer rally in which nearly 2 million public school students participated nationwide. (eNS photo) News Service that the majority of participants in the rallies were evangelical Protestants, but there was also a significant amount of Catholic participation. Tina Hansel, a junior at Annandale High School in Annandale, Va., who organized the rally at her school, said Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists took part.

She said the significance of the event was to "show our nation that we want religion in our school. We want them to see there is something good happening," instead of just youth violence as often reported in the media. Although the rally primarily took place in front of public high schools in the United States, it was

not limited to those grounds. Students planned to gather to pray in Canada and Russia as well. And in Puyallup, Wash., 35 miles south of Seattle, most of the 230 students of All Saints School also gathered in front of their flagpole for the morning prayer, even though they pray daily in their own clas~rooms.


The Anchor Friday, Sept. 24, 1993

in! our schools

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Coyle-Cassidy High School In accordance with a restructuring of student government, students at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, last week elected their student leaders for 1993-94. The Leadershi!J Assembly (formerly the Student Council) will be headed this year by president Kenny Wong of Taunton, vice president Laurie Poyant of New Bedford, secretalY Eryn McNearney of Taunton and treasurer Ryan Levesque of Middleboro. These four students will lead various committees to study and, if necessary, submit possible changes in the afi~as of academics, athletics, school (:nvironment, students' social and spiritual lives, and school discipline. "We're trying to have the students involved in a more meaningful way within our school community," said dean of students Anthony S. Nunl~s. "This will also give them a chance to have more of a say in how the ;chool operates." The students attended a twoday seminar during the summer to help them better understand their leadership roles. Kate Brennan and Donald Pelletier are facult~1 moderators for the Leadership Assembly. Students have also selected their class officers fOJ '93-'94. For seniors they are: lien Mackiewicz, president; Karyn Bracken, vice president; Julie Amber, secretary; and Sarah Savas, treasurer. Sister St. Paul Collard is the faculty moderator of the senior class. Junior class officers are: president Rober't Rkhard, vice president Mary Catherine Savard, secretary Mary Gibhons and treasurer Catherine Dunlap. The faculty moderator is Kathy St. Laurent. Chad Morin is the sophomore class president, serving with vice president Alana Cordeiro, secretary Chris Wemon and treasurer Vanessa DeMarco. William Breen is faculty adviso:". The freshman class will elect officers in a few weeks. The Warriors. in all sports, are out of the gate fast in the early going of the 1993 fall campaign. The Lady Warrior girls' soccer team won their first two games over Old Roche;ter and Apponequet. Senior cap':ain Karyn Bracken scored six goals in those games to lead the tearr. The Lady Warriors recorded their first shutout ever with their 4-0 win over Apponequet. The varsity football team opened the season with a 29-13 win over Dartmouth. Senior quarterback Chris Pabst scored three touchdowns and threw for a fourth, to junior split end Rob Kinney. The boys' soccer team came up with a strong effort against Apponequet in a 2-2 draw. Eric Hager and James Braga scored the goals. In volleyball, ':he Lady Warriors came from behind to take North Attleboro, 2-1, but dropped matches again;t Somerset and Bishop Feehan" Great defensive games have been turned in by Kim Parker and Jamie Leonard, along with great spiking by s"enior captain Julie Amber. Coyle and C2"ssidy, in conjunction with Taunton's Morton Hospital and Medical Center, has upgrade"d medical care for studentathletes. ' With Morton Hospital's new

Rebound Sports Medicine Program, CC athletes now have orthopedic surgeons, certified athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists to treat any路 athletic injury. "Becal:se of the unique physical and psychological makeup of athletes, it's important to have sports medicine professionals who are in tune with their specific needs," said orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Barry Saperia, FATHER JIM Krupa, SJ, M.D. "Athletes have the drive to distributes communion to senget back to activity as quickly as ior Stephanie Macy during possible. With sports medicine, we can often improve the athlete's the Mass of the Holy Spirit condition while he or she con- which opened the school year tinues to play using protective de- at Bishop Connolly High vices, such as splints or braces, in School. Priests from local combination with physical ther- parishes were invited to conapy." Dr. Saperia is the Coyle and celebrate. At right: National Merit Scholarship semifinalCassidy team physician. "Having an athletic trainer in ist Kathryn Marino. the building during events is a real plus for our sports program," said William Tranter, Coyle and Cassidy's athletic director. "Athletes Kathryn E. Marino, a senior at who get hurt can be dealt with Bishop Connolly High School, Fall right away, and the coaches can River is among some 15,000 semifeel good knowing they have some- finalists in the 1994 National Merit one qualified right there to take Scholarship Program announced care of them." "by National Merit Scholarship One of the trainers assigned to Corp. the Warriors this season is Tom Miss Marino, a Warren, RI, resHoye of Taunton, a 1987 Coyle and Cassidy graduate. Certified by ident, will have an opportunity to the National Association of Ath- continue in the competition for letic Trainers, Hoye holds a Bache- more than 6,500 Merit Scholarlor's degree from Bridgewater State ships, worth over $25 million, to be awarded next spring. College in physical education. He will be joined by Kristine HodgMore than a million high school son, also of Taunton. juniors entered the 1994 Merit - "Tom and Kristin will provide program by taking the 1992 Preinvaluable support to the Coyle liminary SAT/ National Merit Schoand Cassidy athletic. program," larship Qualifying Test. Semifinalsaid David Porell, associate vice , ists are the top scorers in each president in charge of the Rebound state, and they must advance to Sports Medicine Program. "Their the finalist level of the competition services will include pre-game in- in order to be considered for Merit spection of the fields and equip- Scholarships. ment, as well as assessment and early treatment of injuries sustained during the game. They'll also playa key role in helping athletes get ready to diagnostic and Holy Family-Holy Name School, rehabilitation services." New Bedford, began the new school Also helping in the program is year with 88 new students in preCC senior Megan Lincoln ofTaun- school through grade 7. Joining ton, who is getting "hands-on" the staff is eighth grade teacher experience working with Hoye and Susan Massoud of St. Anthony of Hodgson. She plans to study phys- the Desert parish, Fall River, ical therapy in college. All returning to HFHN were greeted by 100 new windows installed through the school's window memorial fund supported by pariWelcoming preschool and kin- shioners, alumni and friends of the dergarten children to their first school. day of classes at St. Anthony's The first event of the year was a School, New Bedford, were Dina, "Grandfriends' Dance" on Sept. a six-foot tall dinosaur, and her 12, National Grandparents' Day. sidekick Baby Dina. The lovable Students and their grandparents' characters helped quell some of or elder friends had the opportunthe youngsters' fears about their ity to tour the school and dance to new environment. music by D.J. Peter Rivet. Students in all grades have begun Mrs. Eileen Norton, a granda yearlong project entitled "We mother of three girls in grades 3, 5, Are All God's Children." Each and 7 throughly enjoyed watching grade will study a different counand said that the little ones dance try or region of the world, decoratshe was "impressed with the exceling classrooms and hosting activilent behavior" of the students ties according to their theme. present. , Three new teachers have joined Gabriel Holmes attended with the faculty: Kristen Langhoff, prehis granddaughter Heather, a new school; Jennifer Murphy, grade 6; kindergartener. He thought the and Mary Lou Marks, kinderdance was a great way to spend garten. time with her on a Sunday afterParents attended an open house noon. She was very pleased to Sept. 16. After a welcome and busshow her grandfather her new iness meeting, th~y visited classclassroom. rooms for meetings with their Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spooner children's teachers.

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About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to become finalists. Thre(: types of Merit Scholarships will be awarded in 1994. These include 2,000 National Merit Scholarships of$2,000; 1,200 scholarships supported by corporations, foundations and other business organizations; and more than 3,300 scholarships financed by colleges and universities. At Connolly, Miss Marino is a member of the drama society, the varsity volleyball, basketball and tennis teams and the National Honor Society", of which she is president.

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Bishop Stang High School, North Dart mouth, welcomes four new teachers this year, two of them alumni. Michael Spencer, '89, of New Bedford returns to Stang as a religious studies teacher after receiving his bachelor of arts in philosophy and classics at Holy Cross College, Worcester. The recipient of the Stang Principal's Award at graduation, Spencer was at Holy Cross a Charles A. Dana Scholar, member o.fthe Phi Sigma Tau National Honor Society and recipient of the Markham Prize for philosophy. He was also a member of the men's varsity heavyweight crew team, which earned a medal at the 1992 Head-of-theCharles Regatta. Keith Holbrook, '86, of Onset, returns to his alma mater as a teacher in the religious studies and science departments as well as an assistant football coach. A graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vt, w:th a bachelor of science in health education, Holbrook completed student teaching at Stang. Also joi:1ing the faculty is Pat Lucey of Fairhaven, who received a master's degree in theology from Assumption College this year and a bachelor's degree in video production from UMass-Amherst in 1991. She completed her student teaching at Notre Dame Academy, Worcester. where she was a resource person for students' community service projects. At Assumption she was assistant coordinator of the Reach Out Center, a volunteer organization that places students, staff and faculty in nonprofit agencies. Linda Tolley of Swansea, a parttime teacher last year, joins the "[aculty fulltime as a Spanish teacher. She spent the month of July in Mexico studying contemporary Spanish language, culture and civilization at Cemanahuac Educational Community while living with a Mexican family in Cuernavaca. Before the start of school, the faculty gathered for a daylong retreat in continuation of the twoyear Sharing the Faith program. An opening of school Mass was celebrated Sept. 13 by school chaplain Father Steve Avila and Father Richard Beaulieu, director of the diocesan Department of Education.

came to the dance with their granddaughter Alexandre, also a kindergarten student. They said that they support Catholic education in general and are pleased with the "strong academics and standards of discipline" that are in place at 111111111111111111111 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 the school. Well-k nown guest reader at pageant, Catholic Schools Week schools throughout the city, Elmer activities, TV Masses, first comCunningham, attended Holy Fammunion and a spring musical. ily-H oly Name's grandfriends' A committee compiling a list of dance. He said that he loves the alumni from the early 1920s to the fact that the school children look current graduating class has been up to him as a grandfather even meeting since last year to update though he has no grandchildren at files. the school. Pres,ently Cunningham is working with Coastline Elderly Anyone wishing to assist them Service to prepare other "grandmay contact Dr. John Fletcher or friends" to read to school children. Mary Lou Sylvia. ' Today grades, 5 and 6 will view a Alumni are asked to keep the play on drug abuse, and on Suncommittee apprised of the followday teachers will be commissioned ing information: name, current路 at a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Lawrence address, telephone number, occuChurch, New Bedford. pation, graduation year from Holy The first meeting of th'e Parents Family, Holy Name or HFHN n' Friends Steering Group will be 7 School. Information may be sent to 8: 15 p. m. Oct. 7. All grade 6, 7 to the attention of Development and 8 students and parents are Committee-Alumni Relations at asked to 'attend the discussion of the school. cults by Father Paul Desmarais of the Providence diocese. The Punishment Mrs. Teresa Ouelette directs the "The high, the low. all' of creaJunior Choir, for grades 2 through . tion God gives to humans to use. If 8 which meets 3 to 4 p. m Tuesdays. this privilege is misused. God'sjusPlans for the year include a tice permits creation to punish Thanksgiving liturgy, Christmas humanity."--Hildegarde of Bingen

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THE ANCHOR-':"Diocese'of'Fall River-'Fii:, Sept. 24,1993 ' .ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA

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LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR Five-week Cape-wide seminar begins 7 to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 29, Our Lady of the Cape parish center, Brewster; prayer group meeting will follow until 9 p.m. Information: Mary Farrell, 896-3309.

GREATER ATTLEBORO CATHOLIC WOMEN Meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 28, St. John's School, Attleboro. Program will include video and presentation on Medjugorje and refreshments. All Attleboro area women welcome. Information: 643-2412, 226-5770. ST. MARY, NORTON Monthly collection for St. Joseph's Food Cellar this weekend. Pro-Life Committee diaper drive this weekend. MARIE'S PLACE Clothing for needy children is sought at the center on 355 E. Main St., FR. Call 672-2641 for hours. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO Portuguese-Speaking Pilgrimage Day I:30 p.m. Sept. 26 including prayer, music and liturgy for persons of Portuguese, Cape Verdean and Brazilian heritage. Father Victor Vieira of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Cumberland, RI, will be Mass celebrant and Rev. Luis Brum of St. Elizabeth's parish, Bristol, RI, will be homilist. Music by Santo Christo parish choir, FR, and youth program with Brother David Dumaine, MS. Information: 222-5410. ST.STEPHEN,ATTLEBORO Adult Christian Growth Series will resume 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, church hall. Information: 226-3857. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Upcoming programs are in Burlington Oct. 22-24 and in Burlington and Newport, RI, Nov. 19-21. Information: Doug and Michelle Houde, 672-0408, or St. Anne's parish office, Fall River, 674-5651. SEPARATED/DIVORCED, NB Support group meeting 7 t09 p.m. Sept. 27, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth; Father Mark Hession will speak on "Where Are You God, Now That I Need YouT'

Two buses to the Respect Life Walk in Boston Oct. 3 will leave the parish at II :30 a. m. Information: Pat Fox. 679-6608. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Installation of pastor Father Bruce Neylon 11:30 a.m. Mass Sunday; reception will follow in church hall. ST. JAMES, NB For information on bus transportation to Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston call Peter Zajac, 994-0160. WORKSHOP, RECOLLECTION DA Y FOR RELIGIOUS Bishop O'Malley will lead a day of recollection for religious 9:30 a. m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23, Cathedral Camp, E. Freetown; liturgy, confessions, conferences and contemplation time will be included. Sister Rose Clarisse Gadoury, SSA, will conduct the workshop "Implications of the FOR US Study for Religious Life" 9:30 a.m. to I p.m. Nov. 13, Our Lady of Fatima High School, Warren, RI. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR For information on bus transpor- . tation to Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston call Ron Roy, 676-0854. ST. ANNE, FR A bus to the Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston will leave St. Anne's School pdrking lot II :30 a.m. Informati In: Elaine Fennessey, 6750423. or Sue Chapdelaine, 676-9702. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Healing s!:rvice and Sunday Mass with Father William T. Babbitt, parochial vicar, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. HOLY NAME, NB A signup sheet for those wishing to attend the Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston is posted at the main door of the church. If sufficient numbers sign up a bus will be provided. CA THEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN Boy Scout campout Sept. 24 to 26. Post-Cursillo Retreat Sept. 25 and 26. SACRED HEART, N.ATTLEBORO Buses to Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston will depart from North Attleboro High School at noon. Reservations: 384-7232 by Sept. 29.

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Stonehill Co'lIege, North Easton, will host a college fair 2 to 5 p. m. Sept. 26 in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. Offered in conjunction with the New England Association of Collegiate Admissions Counselors, the fair will feature personnel from more than 225 public and private colleges and universities who will provide information on such topics as choosillg the right college, SATs, loans and scholarships. Also, a 45-minute presentation on financial aid will be offered at 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. at the Joseph W. Martin. Jr., Institute for Law and Society on the Stonehill campus. Topics will include the real costs of college education, the application process and financial planning. All students and parents are welcome to attend. Ample parking is available and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Stone hill is located at the junction of Route 123 and 138. For information contact the admissions office, 230-1373.

O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Presentation on Christian nonviolence 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, parish center. Information: 432-9399. For information on bus transportation to Respect Life Walk Oct. 3 in Boston call Ethel Mitchell, 432-4435. . SECULAR FRANCISCANS, W. HARWICH St. Francis of Peace Fraternity annual mini-retreat with Father Larry Morrison Oct. 3, Sacred Hearts Seminary and Retreat Center, Wareham; Mass at 4 p.m.lnformation: Dorothy Williams, 3944094. BORN OF THE SPIRIT SEMINAR Spirit of Jesus Regional Prayer Group will sponsor seminar 7 p.m. Oct. 5, St. Francis Xavier Church hall, Hyannis. Information: 3942061. ST. ANTHONY, TAUNTON Annual Our Lady of Fatima candlelight procession Oct. 9. Bishop O'Malley will celebrate 7 p.m. Mass followed by procession, then Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Candles will be available at the church for participants.

New CY0 basketball team launched

Salve open house路路路路 set for Oct. 2 Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, will sponsor an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 2. A university-staffed welcome center on the first floor of Ochre Court will provide visitors with campus maps and information about the university's educational and cultural opportunities. The open house will feature a display of the Newport Fire Department's dispatching program, which Salve Regina was instrumental in developing, a sampling of student activities and tours of the McKillop Library and McAuley Hall, home of the graduate studies programs. Thomas Flanagan, vice president for administration, will present the history of Salve Regina at the O'Hare Academic Center at II a.m. Student residences Miley Hall, Reefe Hall, Watts-Sherman and Carey Mansion will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m., as will the newly-renovated Miley Cafe. Athletic events will include an II a.m. women's field hockey game against Endicott College on the Brother Michael Reynolds' Field, followed by a Lady Newporters' soccer match against Regis College. Also featured will be a music festival from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Cecilia Hall. Performances will be given by the Salve Regina University community band, jazz combo, choral ensemble and several vocal and instrumental soloists. All events are free and open to the public. .

The youth ministry of St. Dominic's Church. Swansea, is forming the parish's first CYO basketball teams. There will be three boys' teams: juniors (grades 6-8), prep (9-10) and seniors (11-12). They will be coached by Paul Lopes, formerly CYO coach at St. Anne's parish, Fall River. There will be one girls' team for grades 6-8. St. Dominic's teams will compete at the CYO center on Anawan ' St., Fall River, with other dioceFor more information, contact san teams. St. Dominic's youth ministry . Frank Winnert, director of community relations, at. (401) 847sponsors programs to meet the ext. 2380. 6650, needs of young people in the parish and in the local area. Programs held throughout the year' include Winter of the Soul social events such as trips, dances and cookouts as well as youth "Sin, the sad fearful winter of Masses, guidance workshops, com- the soul, kills to holy works that munity service activities and re- which it finds there."-St. Francis treats. de Sales

* * * * The college honors program will sponsor' a lecture on "Love and Friendship in Ancient Greece" by Professor David Konstan of Brown University at 7 p. m. Sept. 29 in the Martin Institute aUditorium. The lecture, free and open to the public, is one in a yearlong series to be offered by the honors pro" gram. Information: 230-1243.

MSGR. DOMINGO Nebres of the Honolulu diocese blesses the body of former P'hilippine President Ferdinand Marcos before its transportation to the Philippines for l;nirial. Marcos' sister, Fortuna Marcos Barba. stands beside Msgr. Nebres. (eNS/ Reuters photo)

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