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Candidates discuss abortion, death penalty WASHINGTON (NC) - Vice President George Bush and Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, in the first of two televised debates, discussed their positions on abortion and the death penalty in response to questions from reporters. The initial debate, held Sept. 25 at Wake Forest University in

Winston-Salem, N .c., also included a reference to an 8-year-old lawsuit seeking to strip the Catholic Church in the United States of its tax exemption. Bush, the Republican nominee for president, mentioned the lawsuit when discussing his disagreement with positions of the American Civil Liberties Union. "I don't

Reconciliation rite at St. Patrick's NEWYORK(NC)- The morning after two people were killed inside St. Patrick Cathedral, Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York, dressed in purple vestments signifying penitence, led a rite reconciling the church to its purpose as a place of worship. Catholics "cannot stand by and ignore an act of violence that goes against the very nature" of why the church building was designed, said Msgr. Alan F. Detscher, associate director ofthe U.S. bishops'liturgy committee in Washington. "When a church is consecrated, it is set aside for sacred use as a place of worship," Msgr. Detscher said. "An act of violence goes against the sanctity ofthe church." A man with a history of mental iIIness injured a police officer and beat an elderly usher to death Sept. 21 at St. Patrick's. Another officer shot and killed the attacker, 32-year-old Jorge Delgado. Before the 8 a.m. Mass Sept. 22, Cardinal O'Connor led an estimated 300 people in the rite of reconciliation of a desecrated or profaned church. The rite is used when violence and bloodshed, particularly a murder, occur within the church building. The rite, which is conducted in sorrow, Msgr. Detscher said, is an occasion "to acknowledge what happened and that it was an act of evil." Acts requiring the rite of reconciliation, according to canon law, are those which "scandalize the faithful and are so serious and contrary to the holiness of the place... that it is not licit to perform acts of worship in them until the harm is repaired." The text of the rite currently is being revised by the Vatican, Msgr. Detscher said. The Sept. 22 celebration of the rite was the first time it had been used in St. Patrick's I09-year history, said an archdiocesan spokesman. The same rite was used in 1985 at St: Patrick Church in Onalaska, Wis., after a man who reportedly objected to girls reading the Scriptures at Mass shot and· killed the pastor and two lay employees. The church was closed for a

weekend and Bishop John Paul of La Crose, Wis., the diocese in which Onalaska is located, celebrated the rite of reconciliation. As Cardinal O'Connor sprinkled holy water throughout the church Turn to Page Six

think they're right to try to take . the tax exemption away from the Catholic Church," Bush said. The lawsuit was filed not by the ACLU but by Abortion Rights Mobilization, an unrelated organization. An ACLU official said the next day that the ACLU has not taken a position on the merits of the lawsuit. The two candidates discussed their views on abortion and the death penalty after Dukakis was asked if there was a conflict between his support for abortion and his opposition to the death penalty News stories relating to national, state or local political campaigns are reported for their news value and are not intended to constitute statements of endorsement or of opposition to any candidate.

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since many people consider both as forms of kiIIing. "No, I don't think that there is [a conflict]," the governor answered. "There are two very different issues here, and they've got to be dealt with separately. I'm opposed to the death penalty; I think everybody knows that." Bush said that "I think most

Seminaries praised, houses hit WASHINGTON (NC) - A top Vatican official has given high marks to' U.S. college seminaries but urged the nation's bishops to shut down their very small priestly formation houses, especially those linked to secular colleges.

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StORE VOLUNTEERS include manager Mary A. Mayall, center, and, from left, Rose Remillard, Eva Bourgeois, Yvonne Cyr and Marie Bussiere. (Motta photo)

Doing better than okay By Joseph Motta Question: What are a bunch of grandmas and great-grandmas doing in New Bedford? Answer: Working hard to make a success of their store and loving every minute of it. The mostly-senior-eitizens working at the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Catholic Salvage Bureau in New Bedford's North End are managed by 78-years-young Mary Mayall of that city's Holy Name parish. "I'm not looking for any honors," the senior told The Anchor when approached for an interview. "I do this for the store." Mrs. Mayall, 51 years the bride of AI Mayall, mother of two sons and grandmother to one young man, said the store was founded about 35 years ago by the late Father John F. Hogan at a site

people know my position on the sanctity of life. I favor adoption. I do not favor abortion." Dukakis called abortion "a very difficult issue, one that I think we all have to wrestle with, we have to come to terms with." "I don't favor abortion," DukaTurn to Page Six

across the street from its present Mary was thrilled to make another location. couple of bucks for the church. The manager has been involved The store's best months, she rewith the business for about 27 ported, are April and October, years, starting when she worked as with cooler weather bringing in a part of a Ladies' Guild contin- more customers. gent from her parish. She became Mrs. Mayall has met a lot of manager 17 years ago and now people on what used to be her works Mondays and oversees store "empty" Mondays. "I could write volunteers. a book on the. tragedies and how . The store, she says, "is really people are so poor," she said. doing okay. The senior says the youngest of "We're doing the best we can," her all-woman crew is in her early she adds, modest again. 50s "and all the others are getting "The best we can" for Mary and up there." She wonders why the her team, actually, is pretty darn middle-aged set isn't present to good. During her interview, the help. Maybe, she says, they don't store did brisk business. Shoes and know the store exists. clothes sold, and one man browsed Well, folks, it does from 9 to 4 the bookshelf. Saturdays and weekdays except "Ooh, aren't they cute," Mrs. Mayall said to a woman who had • Wednesdays. It's phone number is selected a nice pair of sneakers and 997-8291; call ahead during incleasked how much. ''I'll need at least ment weather. New volunteers, senior and not, are most welcome. $2 for those. Give me $2." Turn to Page 10 Her customer was happy and

Cardinal William W. Bau_m, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education and former archbishop of Washington, in an II-page report released Sept. 27, stressed the importance of college seminaries for fostering vocations. He said students entering theology studies from a college seminary background are "more mature ... more spiritual ... and better equipped for theological study" than those who do not have that background. But he did not give such good grades to small formation houses. He said that all U.S. bishops with "small houses of formation for their college-level students" should "transfer their students to proper college seminaries." "Such slogans as small-is-beautiful, local-is-best are disguising a situation in which college-level candidates for the priesthood are being deprived of the quality of priestly formation which they merit and which the church needs," he said. At the same time, the cardinal said, the "ably-Ie'd, well-staffed" college seminaries in the country "are being starved of students." According to Benedictine Father Adrian Fuerst, who gathers yearly statistics on U.S. Catholic seminaries and seminarians, only 21 of the 115 college-level formation houses in the United States last year had more than 15 students, and only 12 had more than 25 students. Nearly half - 56 - reported from zero to five students, and an additional 25 had from.six to 10 students, he said. Such formation houses rely on a neighboring college or university for their students' academic formation. Cardinal Baum's report summarized the results of the collegelevel phase of a study of all U.S. seminaries and formation houses begun in 1981 by Pope John Paul

II. "We are generally very well satisfied with the college seminaries," Cardinal Baum wrote. "They are ably led, well staffed, convinced of the enterprise of priestly formaTurn to Page Six


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Religion isn't election issue ~ays former Kennedy aide. WASHINGTON (NC) - Michael Dukakis' 'Greek Orthodox religion isn't an issue in the 1988· elections because 28 years ago John F. Kennedy overcame religious prejudice and became the nation's first Catholic president, a former Kennedy aide said. Richard N. Goodwin, a campaign assistant and hiter a White House special assistant to Kennedy, discussed the elections of 1960 and 1988 during an interview with National Catholic News Service in connection with his new book, "Remembering America: A Voice. from the Sixties." The book discussed Goodwin's work with Kennedy and, later, with President Lyndon B. Johnson. In it, Goodwin details some of the obstacles, including strong vestiges ofanti-Catholicism, that Kennedy overcame in his quest for the presidency. "I don't think that religion by itself - and I don't think being a Catholic - is really a major issue anymore," Goodwin said. But, in 1960, "there was an awful lot of anti-Catholic bigotry still in the country." Religion "was the great issue of 1960. I think it was a very, very big issue" for Kennedy, then a senator, to overcome, Goodwin said. "In order to be nominated he had to prove a Catholic was electable." Prejudices voiced at the time even included allegations thai "the pope was going to run the country" and thalKennedy would build a secret, trans-Atlantic communications channel or tunnel feeding into the Vatican, Goodwin aded. Another problem was that some leading Catholic politicians at the local' and state level were against Kennedy's candidacy, Goodwin said. "They didn't want the 'Catholic issue' raised because they thought it would hurt them back home," he said. There was fear that Catholic officeholders across the country would be threatened if Kennedy's

religion proved a stumbling block on the road to the White House Goodwin said. ' At first, he noted, the Kennedy ~ampaign downplayed the religion Issue, but then Kennedy entered the primary election campaign in West Virginia, a strongly Protestant state. Initially, West Virginia Democratic Party leaders had described Kennedy's electoral chances as very promising. Then they changed their minds, Goodwin said. According to the author, when a Kennedy campaign liaison pointed out that local Democratic pessimism contradicted the earlier optimism, a local party spokesman answered, "That's right, but we didn't know he was Catholic." Later, questioning his aides on what he could do to win West Virginia's primary, Kennedy was informed, "you can convert" Goodwin recalled. ' So Kennedy addressed the issue directly. Goodwin wrote in the book that in Wheeling, W. Va., "Kennedy spoke directly to the 'Catholic issue' in answer to a question from the audience. 'I am a Catholic,' Kennedy responded. 'I'm able to serve in Congress, and by brother was able to give his life, but we can't be president?' " One of Kennedy's brothers was killed in World War II. " 'I will not allow any pope or church,' he told audience after audience, 'to dictate to the president of the United States,''' Goodwin wrote. Goodwin told NC News that Kennedy's openness was the best tactic. "If an issue is on people's minds, you really have to address it," he said. "Once Kennedy was elected the issue sort of dissolved," Goodwin added. "It became obvious the Vatican wasn't running the country."

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Habitat: witness with hammer and nails . By Joseph Motta Sam Barchi is a realtor and the president of a construction company and condominium development firm. So of course he realizes that adequate housing is a basic human need. And he'll roll up his sleeves and pick up a hammer to see that others don't go without it. The 33-year-old Rehoboth resident, Seekonk native and lifelong member of that town's Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish is one of thousands of Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry through which homes are built and renovated for the needy. The fast-growing group, which has attracted such notables as Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, says its purpose is to witness to the Gospel by working with people to improve their living conditions. Barchi says there are currently over 200 Habitat affiliates in the United States and Canada and over 40 sponsored projects in 18 developing countri$s. Habitat funding comes from individuals, churches and other organizations. Barchi learned of Habitat through Pat Pezzelli, a business associate from North Kingston, R.I. The two were talking work,

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Barchi said, when the conversation took a turn "and I shared my Catholicism and how in' love with Jesus I was." Pezzelli, a founder and vicepresident of a Habitat affiliate, gave Bar~hi a copy of "No More Shacks!," the story of Millard Fuller, a mail-order company millionaire who founded Habitat. Barchi became involved with Pezzelli's group last year and took a board of directors' seat in February. Membership in Mt. Carmel's prayer group and choir and service as a leader of Renew, a parish revitalization project, are among Barchi's other involvements. Since 1979, he has also been an adviser to Mt. Carmel's youth ministry organization. "Really wild" as a youth, then setting himself straight with God's help, Barchi felt he "could share the Christ within me" with young people "through community and just being a friend." His own experiences, he said, helped sensitize him to the problems of young people. "I usually am attracted to the most radical and most rebellious kids," he added. Families qualifying for Habitat help are those who cannot obtain house funding and who have survived the project's family selection process. The procedure evaluates eligibility in light of such factors as degree of need, family size, character and willingness to volunteer at the project. Neither race nor religion is a selection factor. . Those assisted "have to put in sweat equity, which means they somehow work on the house with us and help us build our next home, too," Barchi said. "We give them a no-interest mortgage and build homes at cost." Barchi said that Habitat's allvolunteer labor force, representing churches of all Christian denominations, preaches "the theology of the hammer. "Instead of arguing about our differences," he said, "we, try to help the poor as Jesus taught us to." His group, he said, includes members of the Fall River diocese among its volunteers. It has thus far spent time clearing titles on two properties, renovated two dwellings in violation of housing codes and erected one duplex. Another two-dwelling building, he said, should be completed before Christmas. Barchi says working for Habitat "really fills me with a lot of joy." The experience, he said, has caused him to confront some of his own'

prejudices. "You become whole, because you see the intervention of Jesus Christ" while working. Unemployed youth hanging around Habitat worksites have offered to pitch in, Barchi said. At lunchtime they'll watch the premeal blessing and their "Jesus questions really start around then. "W~'re teaching them to work," Barchl added. "And some of these people [curious youth and some Habitat-helped families] are going to church now." , A June 26 to Sept. l5'''HouseRaising Walk '88," Barchi said, saw many volunteers walk all or part of the 1200 miles from Portland, Maine, to Atlanta. Barchi, who walked 29 local miles, said that Mt. Carmel's parish center was the site of a breakfast for ahnost 50 passing-through walkers. The meal, featuring home-baked muffins, was prepared by Mt. Carmel parishioners Vera Macedo, Mary Pestana and Nancy Taylor and a group from Seekonk Congregational Church. Volunteers, teen to retiree, skilled and not, are welcomed by Habitat for Humanity. Sam Barchi is available for information at 336-4745.

FATHER Francis L. Mahoney has been appointed dean of the Fall River deanery of the diocese. As such, he will have the title of Very Reverend, will convene and preside over deanery. meetings and, as defined in canon law, will have various other responsibilities with t:egard to area parishes. He has been pastor of Holy Name parish, Fall River, since June 1987. Previously he served at St. Mary's, Seekonk;' Immaculate Conception, Fall River; and St. Margaret's, Buzzards Bay.

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Chairmen named for Bishop's Ball Committee chairmen were named at a recent planning meeting for the 34th annual Bishop's Ball. The social and charitable event, to be held Jan. 13 at White's of Westport, benefits diocesan camps for underprivileged and exceptional children and other diocesan charitable apostolates. It is cosponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, ball director, named as chairmen: decorations, Mrs. Stanley Janick, assisted by Isabelle MacDonald and Sister Gertrude Gaudette, OP; hospitality, Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, assisted by Mrs. Richard Paulson; presentees, Mrs. James A. O'Brien Jr.' Area ball directors are Father Thomas L. Rita, assisted by Father Ralph .D. Tetrault, Attleboro; Father John F. Andrews, Cape and Islands; Father Richard L. Chretien, New Bedford; Very Rev. .. Gerald T. Shovelton, Taunton, assisted by Rev. John J. Steakem; Msgr. Gomes, Fall River. A ball commemorative booklet has seven categories: Memorial, Very Special Friend, Guarantor, Benefactor, Booster, Sponsor and Patron. Persons or organizations wishing to be listed may call or write ball headquarters at 410 Highland Avenue, P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, 02722, tel. 676-8943 or 676-3200. Tickets for the event are available at all diocesan rectories.

Rev. William Crane The Mass of Christian Burial was offered Sept. 24 in Framingham for Father William H. Crane, SM, 72, who died Sept. 21. A Fall River native, he studied at Notre Dame School and the former Prevost High School before entering the Society of Mary in 1934. He was ordained in 1944 after preparation at seminaries in Quebec and Bedford. A teacher for over 22 years, he studied in France and Italy as well as in the United States. He taught at schools in Maine, Massachusetts and New York and was also a parochial

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. Correction Last week's Anchor carried pictures and an account of the fifth anniversary memorial Mass for .Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros, followed by the annual dinner for the Association for Development of the Catholic University of Portugal, founded by Cardinal Medeiros. It was inadvertently omitted that the Mass and dinner took place at.St. John of God Church, Somerset, of which Father Daniel L. Freitas is pastor. The Anchor regrets the error.

Nurses'moderator His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, has appointed Reverend Raul M. Lagoa as moderator of the Catholic Nurses of the Greater Taunton area.

FATHER BERNIER stands with Bishop Daniel A.' Cronin at the IOOth anniversary celebration of 5t. Mathieu's parish, Oct. 4, 1987. (Gaudette photo)

Father Bernier retires due to illness Effective today, Father Adrien E. Bernier, pastor of St. Mathieu parish, Fall River, has been relieved of his duties due to illness. He will reside at the Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. Father John R. Foister, pastor of St. Anne's parish, Fall River, will be temporary administrator of St. Mathieu's while remaining in his post at St. Anne's. The appointment is effective tomorrow. Father Bernier Born in Fall River in 1919, Father Bernier is one of 14 children of the late Oscar and Eva (Boucher) Bernier. 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

vicar in Haverhill and Chelsea and superior at the national shrine of Our Lady of Victories in Boston. He is survived by a sister, Irene L. Sylvia of Roxbury, and by several nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Blessed Sacrament School, Fall River, then attended the College S. Alexandre in Canada and the School of St. Philip Neri in Boston, completing his preparation for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary, Brighton. After ordination, he was asso-' ciate pastor at St. Michael's parish, Ocean Grove; Notre Dame and St.. Mathieu, Fall River; and Sacred Heart and St. Anne, New Bedford. He was appointed pastor of St. Mathieu's in 1975.

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APPOINTMENT His Excellency. the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, has appointed~eve..end Francis LMahoney "''''ilU'U of the Fa.lI River Deanery:,\,< •••.. . . ..,: ,;U Ei'fec~i.v . •-:.. berZ2., 198.8 ,.,.:(>:.;.:. ','. eSi'tm - . >;> . .,>".;:.:>'" 'N"""MENT >;> . . O ) > ...•.....•.. Reverend Michael R. :t;>tifault from Parochial Vicar at Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville to Parochial Vicar at Saint John Neumann Parish in East Freetown Effective§yptember 28, 1988

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themoorin~ Keeping Catholic Schools Catholic Approximately 12,000 students have returned to the Catholic educational facilities of our diocese, which range from nursery school to college. These children and young people or their parents have freely chosen attendance at a Catholic school, with all that implies. In some circles there have been questions and doubts about what this really means. Those raising them run from hardcore fundamentalists to flaming revolutionaries. As a result, there is a prevailing notion that there is really no such entity as a Catholic school. This is more than unfortunate, not just for those attending church-supported educational institutions but for the entire church. Somehow the idea has emerged that the demise of Catholic education began with the Second Vatican Council. As is so often the case, this notion is rooted in ignorance. In truth, the council gave. great impetus to the drive toward formulating and spelling out the essence of a Catholic school. In its Declaration on Christian Education, the council declared that the religious dimension is found in the educational climate, the attention paid to the personal development of each student, the relationship established between culture and the Gospel and the illumination of knowledge by the light of faith. Almost 25 years have passed since the Council declaration, yet questions remain about what can and should be done to make Catholic schools more effective in meeting the expectations of the Church. . This year the Congregation for Catholic Education issued guidelines titled "The Religious .Dimension of Education in a Catholic SchooL" Everyone concerned with the subject, from university presidents to nursery school teachers, should take time to peruse this publication. Clearly, concisely and understandably it outlines the tone and direction that should characterize Catholic schools. . It is stressed that while the Catholic school is like any other in many respects, its essential difference is that it draws its inspiration and strength from the Gospel. Unfortunately, too many of our American Catholic schools need to regain this inspiration. Too many have reduced the educational process to a simply human level. In their eagerness for relevance and acceptance by the secular world, they have in fact and deed abandoned the faith journey toward perfection. In their refusal to acknowledge that the religious dimension . enhances intellectual efforts, they have fragmented religious studies into occult speculations reserved for the elite. The result is seldom ~atholic or religious in any sense. Far from being devoid of humanism, Catholic schools give special attention to the challenges human culture poses for faith. In a Catholic school, God simply cannot be the "Great Absent One" or the unwelcomed intruder. However, Americans have spent much energy and money to squeeze him from education. Too many Catholics, infected by ihis mentality, have attempted to secularize church institutions. They are more than misguided! Until we acknowledge and implement the reality that the religious dimension is essential for true understanding of the human,person, we will continue to place the cart before the . horse. Pope John Paul II put it well when he said "Faith which does not become culture is not received fully, assimilated entirely, or lived faithfully." , That i~ indeed the ~rux of the case.

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Bishops and guns

WASHINGTON (NC) -. As the church is involved in the anti- tration of handguns; the licensing debate over a Maryland handgun handgun effort because of its pas- of handgun owners; and more effeclaw heated up, Auxiliary Bishop toral concerns and its respect for tive controls regulating the manufacture, importation and sale of John H. Ricard of Baltimore took human life. aim at pro-gun groups for what he At a September press confer- handguns," the USCC Committee termed "hogwash" and "racist" tac- ence in Maryland, he said he spoke on Social Development and World tics. "on behalf of a church whose peo- Peace said in its 1978 statement on The verbal salvos by Bishop ple believe human life is a sacred, "Community and Crime." That statement echoed views Ricard, who addressed the issue God-given right which neither govon behalf of the Maryland bishops. ernments nor man can rightfully presented in a 1975 USCC statement, "Handgun Violence: A' marked one of the latest skirmishes take away." Arguments used to attack the Threat to Life," which warned that jn a lengthy American fight over Maryland law closely parallel those , "this is clearly a national problem. gun control. Battles flared recently on the frequently raised nationally by pro- We must have a coherent national national level as well when the . gun groups, who contend that res- firearms policy." trictions will only hurt law-abiding The USCC's 1988 platform tesHouse of Representatives defeated citizens and strip them of their timony submitted' to both Demoa proposal to make gun buyers cratic and Republican parties also wait a week before taking their constitutional rights. Objections to the Maryland law reflected such sentiments. purchases home. But the House Sept. 15 killed Intended to allow police time to include the allegation - denounced the proposal for a waiting period check the prospective gun-owner's by Bishop Ricard - that a handrecord and prevent criminals from gun ban will deprive law-abiding for gun buyers. "Only law-abiding citizens will adding to their arsenals, the House blacks and poor people of a means be strapped with this new redproposal also was seen as a way of of self-defense. tape," said one opponent, Rep. "I take strong exception" to stopping temporarily distraught inBill Richardson, D-N.M. "It condividuals who might shoot them- such claims, which are an "affront stitutes riationwide backdoor gun selves or someone else if a gun to blacks," the bishop, who is registration foisted upon Ameriwere readily available but would black, emphasized. Similarly, he described as "a can firearm owners, and next will not do so if they cooled off emotionbe the sports firearms "and rifles. It . hogwash campaign" arguments that ally. Maryland's law bans cheap "Sat- the law will precede "an outright violates the amendment rights of The Editor ban on all firearms" and that hand- nearly 70 miilion Americans who urday night special" handguns and guns made of plastic or other non- guns are used by law-abiding sports- possess firearms." !j Disagreeing, Rep. Henry Hyde, detectable materials capable of men. R-Ill., said, "I think it is constituRestrictions such as those found evading security devices. Although approved by the Mary- in both the Maryland stiltute and tional and I think it is eminently . land Legislature, the law is now the unsuccessful House of Repre- reasonable." They were. referring to the ConiOF'lcIAtNewSPAPERQF DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER the subject of a state ballot referen- sentatives' proposal were recommended on the national level by stitution's Second Amendment, IpUblist1$d W"kly by Theqa~holic Press of the Oiocese of Fall River dum. the U.S. bishops' public policy which declares: National pro-and anti-handgun ; 410 Highland Avenue P.O. BOX 7 . "A well-regulated militia, being groups are closely watching the agency, the U.S. Catholic Confer!I Fall River Mass. 02722 508--675-7151 necessary to the security of a free fate of the Maryland measure, ence, years ago. . PUBLISHER c.onsidered a model for similar leg"We support the development state, the right of the people to Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D, islation elsewhere. of a coherent national handgun keep and bear arms, shall not be FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR I Like the Maryland hierarchy, control policy that includes a sever- infringed." Flev. M$gr. John J.. Regan Both the Maryland bishops and the bishops of the United States al-day cooling-off period between advocate controls on handguns. the sale and possession; a ban on USCC find no constitutional obAccording to Bishop Ricard, 'Saturday night specials;' the regis- structions to restricting handguns.

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Auction fizzles Interesting article in today's paper about a charity bachelor auction held in Denver last winter. For those unfamiliar with this latest fad in drumming up money for good causes, the city's "most eligible" bachelors agreed to be auctioned off for a date which ranged from dinner to a ski weekend. Besides auction revenue, there's an entrance fee for those who want to watch. This particular auction', sponsored by the Junior Symphony Guild and Big Brothers, brought in big bucks. It all sounds like good fun but before a church organization decides it's a good way to keep the school afloat, beware. 15 of the 38 bachelors didn't fulfill their end of the bargain. Called by one columnist, "one of the most embarrassing fiascoes in Denver social history," the au,ction resulted in demands by women for reimbursement, complaints to the Better Business Bureau and to the district attorney. What happened? Why didn't the men come through? A 25-year-old corporate executive who was auctioned off for $650 for an Aspen weekend and ended up a no-show, summed it up, "Hey, it was one of those deals. A fun night and you'd end up with a great looking woman and go somewhere romantic, all for a good cause. But it became a

real meat shop with 1500 ga.ls out there ogling you." Aha! Men don't like being part of a meat shop or being ogled? That's funny, when they spend a good share of their lives ogling "meat shop" offerings at dance revues, beauty pageants, malls and beaches. Could it be they want to be valued for something other than their prestige and bodies? The, Symphony repaid the women who complained but a spokeswoman said, "We've given up on the ¡bachelors," Another auction committee member said, "A bunch of these guys were real hot dogs. They thought they'd get these knockout ladies, but after they saw who bid on them, they changed their minds. I heard some say they would never go out on the dates," So much for commitment to a good cause. One bachelor, whose date had taken vacation time and bought a new wardrobe, called her the day before a trip to San Diego and canceled. ,Another who agreed to an Aspen ski weekend scheduled the trip twice and then backed out. The woman who paid $625 for the weekend said, "I was so excited. I bragged to my friends about this good-looking guy. I didn't necessarily think we'd end up married, but I thought it would be fun," He stopped returning her calls and then disappeared from sight. In the old movies we saw scenes

Today's priesthood The many meetings held on, unconsecrated hands of a lay the future of the priesthood,person. Of course, such developments the large amounts of money were not aimed at reducing respect allotted to studies of it and the for the priesthood but were intromany articles written on it make duced to make the church function clear the fact that people have more as Christ intended. Since its earliest history, the serious questions about the future of the priesthood. church has made distinctions beCan this respected vocation be tween laity and priests. faltering? It was the role of those singled Some pillars of respect upon out as leaders to maintain the which the priesthood once rested church as a healthy community. no longer exist. It is not that it is Of course, the Eucharist has always less respected, but that many of been the unifying force behind the the awe-inspiring roles reserved to Christian community. it no longer are exclusive to it. Its As lay ministries and the permeaning and the respect accorded manent diaconate continue to it often were thought to derive from these functions. Several changes brought about in the post-Vatican II church played a role in this. For example, the church revived the permanent diaconate. Married men became Oct. 2 ordained deacons and could preach, 1961, Rev. Joseph E. Sutula, baptize, preside over funerals and Pastor, St. Casimir, New Bedford witness marriages. Such ministries Oct. 6 were once reserved solely to priests 1916, Rev. Stephen B. Magill, and were among the pillars upon Assistant, Immaculate Conception, which respect for their role rested. North Easton Again,' although the sacrament 1987, Rev. Roland Brodeur, of marriage always was esteemed, Uniondale, New York it was commonly felt among CathOct. 7 olics that holy orders was the 1951, .Rev. Caesar Phares, Pasgreater sacrament. Being a priest was considered the ultimate voca- tor, St. Anthony of Desert, Fall River tion by many Catholics. 1975, Rev. Msgr. Arthur G. Then, thanks to the Second VatDupuis, Pastor Emeritus, St. Louis ican Council, married life received the equal respect it deserves and de France, Swansea has been exalted as a special 1IIIIilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll111111111111111111111 charism. THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). Second It is also worth noting that in the Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass, post-Vatican II church, the laity, Published weekly except the week of July 4 who had been kept at a distance and the week after Christmas at 410 Highfrom the performance of sacred land Avenue. Fall River. Mass, 02720 by functions, have become eucharis- the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River, Subscription price by mail. postpaid tic ministers. The Eucharist, once SIO.OO per year. Postmasters send address touched only by a priest's conse- changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722, crated~!l'24:~, wa,s pow P4t into the

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of box socials, auctions where young women prepared the lunch and men bid on the opportunity to share it with them. We watched the womerl die a little inside as the wrong man paid the highest price - but they bravely held up their end of the bargain. I was asked once by a Catholic fund raising group to be part of a similar auction. They were putting together a list of"l'rominent Catholics" in the diocese to auction off "lunch with the archbishop," "barbecue with Father O'Leary," and so on. I agreed but the thing never got off the ground. I admit relief. What if nobody had bid for me or, worse, if the top bid had been $5. The bachelor fiasco calls up a bunch of values. Were these men saying, "I'll commit myself on the condition she's beautiful?" Or, like the corporate executive I quoted, were they so disgusted by women ogling their bodies, they canceled their commitment? Or were they saying, "I'm so eligible I don't have to play by the rules?" Makes one want to rethink the meaning of eligible, doesn't it?

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grow, will the priesthood be made more secure by emphasizing how different it is or by exalting its privileged rights? I don't think so. Its future will depend rather on how well it can fulfill its role in making the Eucharist a unifying force and in drawing out and unifying the various charisms of the Christian community.

Flight frustrated KOENIGSTEIN, West Germany (NC) - Romanian authorities are using "increasing brutality" to keep minority Hungarians from fleeing the country, s~id an international Catholic reliefagency. "Everything possible is being done to frustrate attempts to escape" Romania, said a recent statement by Aid to the Church in Need, a Koenigstein relief agency. Farmers on the Romanian-Hungarian border are, for instance, forbidden to leave haystacks in their meadows because they offer potential hiding places for escapees.

New policy JAKARTA, Indonesia (NC)The Indonesian government is formulating a new policy that would reduce the number of foreign missionaries and replace them with Indonesians. "Like foreign investors, the number of foreign missioners who work in the coimtry will be reduced and replaced by .local missioners," said an official. ,I

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Can you measure guilt? Q. If someone pays the hospital bill for his girlfriend for an abortion even though he is not the father of the child, how guilty is he? (Texas) A. I'm not sure what you mean by "how guilty." How do you measure something like that? To deliberately induce another to an action which is seriously sinful is always itself a serious sin. How serious such encouragement might be (from your letter it seems that your participation was more than simply encouragement) would depend on the seriousness of the sin itself. Here your cooperation was i!1 the destruction of an unborn child and in what was almost certainly a terrible spiritual and emotional trauma for your friend. How guilty would that be? It is important that you gq to the sacrament of penance and' ask the priest to guide you toward healing the hurt that has been done to you, your friend, the baby and others. Q. We read and enjoy your column in our Catholic paper. I hope you can help us. My husband and I hope to have our 20-year civil marriage validated in the Catholic Church, but we seem to be,stuck in our research for documents. Our very kind pastor is assisting us, but we thought perhaps you could help us understand what is happening or what we need. J.have been a Catholic from birth; my husband was baptized Lutheran but is interested in Catholicism. Both of our first spouses are deceased. We have documents proving this. I have obtained a copy of my Catholic baptism, but have now been asked to produce proof of my First Communion and confirmation which goes way back to around 1920. My sister, who is even older than I, has written a notarized affidavit recalling these events, but we cannot find the First Communion or confirmation records themselves. After my husband's first divorce and before his wife died, he was married to another woman from whom, of course, he was also. divorced before our marriage: We are willing to try anything, but going back 40 or more years across the country we are getting nowhere. We are not young and both of us have serious illnesses. We want to rectify some mistakes before it's too late. Is there anything further we can do? (California) A. Vou do have a complicated case which must be very frustrating for you. Since both of your first spouses are deceased, the problem, of course, lies in dealing with your husband's second marriage. In part of your letter which I did not include above, you indicate that his second wife also was married previously and that you are being asked to learn if she also is deceased. Those are both important facts for normal resolution of your case. I might understand the need fOl:' . .'.:- .. . . .~

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SYDNEY, Australia (NC) There's no new "vocation crisis," confronting the Catholic Church - just the same, age-old need for more laborers in the harvest, says Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony. The archbishop, episcopal adviser to Serra International, commented during the organization's recent convention in Sydney. Serra, named for Blessed Junipero Serra, fosters religious vocations.

Candidates Continued from Page One kis continued. "I don't think it's a good thing. The question is: 'Who makes the decision?' And I think it has to be the woman in the exercise of her own conscience and reiigious beliefs that makes that decision." Dukakis also said that "the vice president says he wants to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers and yet his ad.ministration has a federal furlough program which is one of the most. permissive in the country, which gave, last year, 7,000 furloughs to drug traffickers and drug pushers, the same people that he says he now wants to execute." Bush in turn attacked a Massachusetts prison furlough program, which he ,called "the o'nly one in the nation that furloughed murderers who had not served enough time to be eligible for parole." Bush also was asked in a followup question to explain the "several positions" he has taken on abort'ion over the years and whether women who obtain abortions and doctors who perform them should go to jail. "I haven't sorted out the penalties, but I do know that I oppose abortion and I favor adoption," the vice president said. "And you see, yes, my position has evolved and it's continuing to evolve, and it's evolving in favor of life." "And I have a couple of exceptions that I support: rape, incest and the life of the mother," Bush added. "Sometimes, people feel a little uncomfortable talking about this, but it's much clearer for me now." "As I've seen," he continued, "abortion is sometimes used as a birth control device, for heaven's sakes.... I'm for the sanctity of life ana, once that illegality is established, then we can come to grips with the penalty side." Dukakis criticized that answer. . "Well, I think what the vice president is saying is that he's prep,ared to brand a woman a criminal for making this decision. It's as simple as that," the governor said. Bush mentioned the effort to strip the Catholic Church's tax exemption, when he was asked about his continual references to Dukakis as "a card-carrying member" of the ACLU. He said he disagreed with "most of the positions" of the ACLU, includingerroneously - its efforts in the ~ax exemption case. Abortion Rights Mobilization lawyer Marshall Beil told National Catholic News Service Sept. 26 that the ACLU did submit a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the lawsuit but only on the jurisdictional question of whether Abortion Rights Mobilization had the power to originate the suit at all. Leslie Harris of the ACLU told NC News her organization had not taken any position on the merits of the case and that she did not expect it would. The lawsuit alleges that the church illegally engaged in election campaigns supporting or opposing candidates for political office based on their' views on abortion. Federal law prohibits tax-exempt organizations from supporting or opposing candidates for public office.

BISHOP-ELECT Roberto Octavio Gonzalez will be consecrated as an auxiliary bishop of Boston at a Mass of episcopal ordination at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston's South End. The consecrators will be SIGNS IN A Fall River shopping plaza indicate locations of a religious goods store and a Bernard Cardinal Law, Archfitness studio, but also neatly illustrate the Marian Year concept of Mary as a woman for all bishop of Boston; Luis Car:' seasons. (Motta photo) dinal Aponte, Archbishop of San J uari; Puerto Rico and John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York. Most Rev. Pio Laghi, aposhouses of formation which lire number' of free weekends" or are Continued from Page One tolic pro-nuncio in the United competently led by priests who are tolerating "forms of behavior" tion, and offer programs that are well qualified, which offer syste- acceptable for other college stu- States, will preside. comprehensive and balanced. dents but not for serriirtarians. In Bishop Daniel A. Cronin "However," he continued, "they matic priestly formation and which are not receiving the support which are linked to a Catholic college or an apparent reference to dating or will be among bishops in similar non-priestly social activithey both need and deserve.... university which offers a healthy ties, he said, "Care must be taken attendance. Many dioceses do not send their curriculum of suitable philosophiBishop-elect Gonzalez will cal studies." . not to compromise formation repriesthood candidates to proper Among other key elements in quirements in favor of alleged dis- become Boston's sixth auxilcollege seminaries with the result cernment needs." iary bishop. In January he that, good as their formation pro- his report, Cardinal Baum said - A formation house which is' will become regional bishop grams may be, many college semi- that: - For most students whose collinked to a secular college for aca- ofthe newly-created West Renaries are being starved of stulege education was outside a semidemics "is generally submitting its dents." While sharply criticizing the nary, at least two extra years of students to a philosophical forma- gion ofthe archdiocese, which will include the cities/ towns tion which is inadequate," plethora of small formation houses, pre-theology training seems to be Cardinal Baum praised "those good necessary. Until recently one extra - Current programs of spirit- of Waltham, Weston and year was often considered adeual formation are "generally very Wellesley, Framingham and quate. healthy," but "there is some need Marlboro. - Some college seminaries are ... to promote popular forms of He will also be involved allowing students "an excessive Continued from Page One piety, especially eucharistic and with Catholic Hispanic comMarian devotions." Sept. 22, the cathedral's rector, munities in the archdiocese. Legion group - "Every college seminary is Msgr. James F. Rigney, read from born in Elizabeth, treating formation for priestly celiPsalm 51: "Cleanse me of sin with rosary planned bacy in a responsible way," but NJ,Heandwasbrought up in Puerto hyssop, that I may be purified; wash me, and I shall be whiter A living rosary, to be prayed at there should be more emphasis on Rico, where he returned as a than snow." 3 .p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's systematically presenting "the the- young child with his family. Last Sunday Cardinal O'Con- Church, New Bedford, will cele- ological rationale for celibacy." Bishop-elect Gonzalez is a nor told worshipers at St. Patrick's brate the 30th anniv'ersary of - In the face of conflicting Franciscan priest and the first that its doors would remain open Legion of Mary presence in the views about priesthood and minisreligious order priest named a to all despite the killings. parish and the Junior legion's try today, bishops need to give the The cathedral is open from 7 second year there. seminaries "more explicit support bishop for the Boston archdia.m to 9 p.m. daily for prayer and Legion members are active evan- . .. in confronting the .false egali- ocese since its founding in visits by tourists. Ushers employed gelization workers. tarianism that would reduce all the 1808. At age 38, he will be the by St. Patrick's are in the cathedThe event Sunday will include rainbow hues of the sacramental youngest bishop in the United ral at all times while it is open, and Benediction and a light meal in the church to gray and the pessimism a New York police officer is on church basement. about the value and even the pos- States.

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guard outside. Cardinal O'Conor noted that the killings were the first such incident in the cathedral's history of more than a century, and he urged the congregation to "fear not." "We know that those broken in body and mind come here to seek peace and to seek sleep," he said. The doors will remain open and all will continue to be invited, he said. Cardinal O'Connor asked the congregation to pray for both men who were killed and for the police officer who was hospitalized. Winters' funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 26 at his home parish, Holy Trinity Church in Queens. The main celebrant was his son, Father Sean G. Winters, a priest of the diocese of Metuchen, N.J. Cardinal O'Connor asked the congregation at the cathedral to "pray that the mentally ill will be properly taken care of, not only so that others will be protected but also because they also are made in God's image."

Included in its procession will be a Knights of Columbus Honor Guard, the Fairhaven chapter of the Men oT'the Sacred Hearts and active and auxiliary legion members. A group of youngsters led by Bethany Daniels of Acushnet, who will present flowers at Our Blessed Mother's altar, will also participate. Banners will be held by Edward Vieira and Men of the Sacred Hearts member Donald St. Gelais and junior members Paul Amaro and Thomas Farland. Father Matthew Sullivan, SS.Ce., the legion's New Bedford curia director, and Father Louis Boivin, St. Joseph's pastor and spiritual director of both legion groups, will be present. Soloist Bernadette Mendes will be accompanied by organist Normand Ostiguy. Information on legion membership is available from Father Barry W. Wall, 758-3719, Father Sullivan, 994-9714 and Father Boivin, 995-5235.

sibility of celibacy." ~ Every seminary offers "a range of language courses," but in some Latin is "only an elective course." Especially commended are "those college seminaries which promote excellence in English as first or second language, or in Spanish as first or second language" and those that offer opportunities to study biblical languages. - The Catholic education congregation is "impressed" with the quality and dedication of college seminary staffs, but it sees a need for more priests on those staffs. It also believes that faculty members of college seminaries "do not receive the recognition and gratitude that they deserve." In his cover letter Cardinal Baum said that the third and final phase of the seminary study, an analysis of theological unions and their associated houses of study, was nearing completion. Director of the study in the United States was Bishop John A. Marshall of Burlington, Vt.


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Children's Marian Day ALEXANDRIA, S.D. (NC) A national Children's Day honoring Mary will be observed in the United States Oct. 9, said Father Robert J. Fox, national chairman of "Children's Day - To Honor Our Lady." The priest said the observance on the second Sunday of October. began 40 years ago but that this year it is being more widely publicized.

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IN ACTION at a Catholic school, William J. Bennett demonstrates his eagerness to meet his young constituents. (NCj UPI photo)

Former ed.ucation secretary honored WASHINGTON (NC) - William J. Bennett's tenure as U.S. secretary of education gave new hope to Catholic schools and kept education issues in the spotlight, according to Catholic educators. The outspoken Bennett, a Catholic who championed tuition tax credits and vouchers for non-public school students, left his education post Sept. 20 after nearly four years in office. . At a Sept. 19 dinner for Bennett, Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law thanked him "for giving new hope to the most significant nonpublic_ school system in the nation." That Catholic school system "is proud to be a vital part of the educational landscape," the cardinal said. "We believe what we have to offer is more important today" than ever before. But, Cardinal Law continued, "the future of the schools is more in jeopardy than ever before" and Bennett "has done perhaps more than anyone" to come to their aid. In his frequent talks on education and his visits to schools Bennett praised the values instilled in Catholic school students and called for government aid to help pay their tuition. Last spring at the National Catholic Educational Association convention he called on Catholic schools to take the worst students, educate them and ask the government and the private sector for reimbursement. Cardinal Law gave the Benediction at the Sept. 19 dinner honoring Bennett. Sponsors of the event included the NCEA, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the Knights of Columbus, and the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Education. At the dinner Bennett told his audience "we still need greater' choice in American education" to give parents "a say in one of the most important projects of their lives - the education of their children." He pledged to continuing working for the issues he fought for over the last four years, saying, "the cause is everything. The cause is our children." Bennett, 45, has said his immediate plans include writing a book and establishing a Washingtonbased think tank.

In a statement released after the dinner, Sister Catherine McNamee, NCEA president, commended Bennett "for putting education high on the nation;ll agenda. Many years had passed since we had seen the attention given to education that it so justly deserves." In an interview, Patrick Riley, executive director of the Washing-

ton chapter of the Catholic League, said Bennett was a champion of poor students in general as well as of Catholic students. Because of Bennett, said Riley, people who oppose tuition tax credits and vouchers "can no longer simply ignore the issue and sneer at it."

Unchanging Word needs changing translations DAYTON, Ohio (NC) - The Bible may be the unchanging Word of God, but its translations must be updated occasionally, says a Scripture scholar involved in two U.S. projects to translate the Old Testament. ~Our understanding of ancient languages keeps improving and English, as a current language, keeps changing," said Conrad L'Heureux, Old Testament scholar and professor of religious studies at the Marianist-run University of Dayton. "Periodic revisions of the Bible are needed to keep the English language contemporary." L'Heureux, a Catholic, is one of 30 scholars updating the Revised Standard Version ofthe Bible under auspices of the National Council of Churches. He is also working on a revision of the Psalms for the new American Bible, sponsored by the nation's Catholic bishops. "We're not changing the Hible. We're changing the translation of the Bible to be more faithful to the original text," L'Heureux told t.he Catholic Telegraph, Cincinnati archdiocesan newspaper. In the Revised Standard Version project, which is updating a 1952 translation of the Bible, dated references to God as "Thee" and "Thou" have been eliminated, he said. Also changed are masculine terms, such as "sons of men," inclusive language in passages that refer to men and women. Publication of the new translation is expected in 1990. The National Council of Churches, which holds the copyright to the Revised Standard Version, is reviewing the new translation now. L'Heureux worked on the books

ofJudges, Deuteronomy and Numbers. "One thing that struck me was how many passages there are, especially in books like the prophet Hosea, where scholars simply do not understand what the ancient Hebrew means," but have to make their "best conjecture," he said. Until the updated work is published, the scholars will not discuss details of the changes. Biblical translations have been known to spark theological controversy and fiery protest~ the professor noted. Indeed, when the 1952 Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament was issued, fundamentalists held public book burnings. One issue was the translation of Isaiah 7: 14: "A young woman shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel." The King James translation is, "A virgin shall conceive...." "In the Hebrew text," L'Heureux said, "the word means 'young woman' and is nonspecific as to virginity." The new revision also uses the more accurate "young woman" translation, he said. L'Heureux, 49, is married with two children. He holds a master's degree in Semitic languages from The Catholic University of America and a doctorate in ancient Near Eastern languages from Harvard. "I was interested in languages even as a kid," he said. Born in Massachusetts of parents from French-speaking Canada, "I grew up speaking French and English, and when I was 10 or 12 an aunt introduced me to Spanish." --- - - - - - . _ - - - - -

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WASHINGTON (NC) - Bishop Edward C. O'Leary, 68, who has headed the Diocese of Portland, Maine, since 1974, announced his resignation Sept. 27 due to ill health. He will be apostolic administrator of the diocese until a suc-' cessor is named. Mark Mutty, director of communications for the diocese, said the bishop resigned bec~use "the doctor insisted he slow down and keep a more leisurely pace." Bishop O'Leary was named an auxiliary bishop of Portland in 1970 and was installed Jan. 25, 1971. He was installed as head of the diocese Dec. 18, 1974.

The national celebration, at the Fatima Family Shrine, Alex<!ndria, will have as its theine "Children of Our Mother of Life."

Biblical scholar ST. PAUL, Minn. (NC)- Msgr. Jerome D. Quinn, 61, an internationally known Biblical scholar and former member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, has died in St. Paul. Noted for his work on the New Testament pastoral epistles, Msgr. Quinn until shortly before his death was translating from the original Greek the epistles I Timothy, II Timothy and Titus. The translations, with commentary and notes, were to be part of the Doubleday Anchor Bible Series.

Heads commission LUBBOCK, Texas (NC) - Dominican Father Frederick M. Jelly, a Mariologist who teaches at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., will head a fivemember commission investigating messages allegedly from Mary reported by three Lubbock parishioners.

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NEW YORK (NC) - Hispanic Catholics in the Northeast are as diverse as they are numerous, often linked by little more than a native language, faith and some common cultural celebrations.' They hail from 19 Latin American republics, Puerto Rico and Spain, and 'are largely poor and young. In many cases they are as different from each other as French from Italians, as Irish from British. They include New Jersey Cubans who fled Fidel Castro's communism and illegal Salvadorans in. Washington who escaped right-wing death squads. Among them are huge numbers of Puerto Ricans - U.S. citizens, yet the poorest Hispanics - as well as a large undocumented population hailing from the economically ailing Dominican Republic and middle-class South American professionals. Most live in such metropolitan areas as New York, Washington, Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia and Newark; where they or their ancestors settled after leaving their homelands. The New York archdiocese is most likely 35 pe~cent to 40 percent Hispanic, according to Ruth Doyle, director of the archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Research, who said accurate numbers are difficult to find and the estimate is conservative. In the Brooklyn diocese, there are more than 500,000 Hispanic Catholics, she said. The Newark archdiocese has approximately 300,000 Hispanic Catholics, the Boston 175,000; Philadelphia 85,000 and Hartford 70,000 to 80,000. The majority in all is Puerto Rican. Despite their large numbers and as a result of factors such as housing segregation and language barriers, non-Hispanic Catholics frequently know little about their Hispanic counterparts, who may speak Spanish, English or one of many Indian languages.

They are black, brown or white. They are Democrats and Republicans. They include: - Rudy Vargas, associate coordinator of the Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Vargas is proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, describes Puerto Rican young people as "intelligent and often artistic" and says they are unfairly portrayed by the U.S. press. The husband and father of two says he became involved in the church because his family and a priest at his parish "believed in me."

- Bishop Roberto O. Gonzalez, 38. Born in New York but raised in Puerto Rico, Father Gonzalez was named auxiliary bishop of Boston by Pope John Paul II in July. He has a doctorate in sociology from Jesuit-run Fordham University in the Bronx and is coauthor of a sociological and religious profile of U.S. Hispanic Catholics. - Lucy Carvajal, 66, who arrived in Washington from Cuba with her husband and daughter in 1968. Fifteen days after her arrival, Mrs. Carvajal was shocked to see the streets of her neighborhood filled with angry demonstrators. Speaking no English and not knowing what had happened, she and her daughter sought shelter at a nearby convent where a Spanish-speaking nun informed her that a "great civil rights leader" had been assassinated. Mrs. Carvajal, herself black, who has served to years on her parish council, thinks civil rights have come far since the Rev. Martin Luther King's death, "but we have to work until there is no discrimination based on race, culture or religion." - David, a 13-year-old who sang "America the Beautiful" on a June Saturday along with his fellow eighth-grade graduates at a Catholic elementary school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. David, whose family hails from the Dominican Republic, lives in a

neighborhood where drug-related AI DS and crime claim many lives. His father is in prison and his mother was murdered during the 1987-88 school year. In many neighborhoods in the Northeast, sights and sounds of the "old country" reveal a Hispanic presence. On Columbia Road in Washington's Adams-Morgan neighborhood, restaurant after restaurant advertises Salvadoran "pupusas" - plump tortillas stuffed with a coleslaw-like mixture; and a streetcorner vending machine sells El Pregonero, Spanish-language newspaper of the Washington archdiocese. Just blocks away, Sacred Heart Catholic Church annually celebrates feast days of Our Lady of Caridad del Cobre for its Cuban parishioners, Our Lady of Peace for its Salvadorans, La Purisima for its Nicaraguans, Our Lady of Guadalupe for its Mexicans, Our Lady of Altagracia for its Dominicans, Our Lady of Esquipulas for its Guatemalans and Our Lady of Suyapa for its Hondurans. Many of these Spanish-speaking newcomers to the nation's capital crowd into classrooms at the parish school to learn English survival skills. In New York City on Manhat.Jan's Upper West Side, Catholic immigrant families from the Dominican Republic are doubled and tripled up in dilapidated apartment buildings with barred windows and razor wire lining the roofs. Like thousands of Puerto Rican Catholics living throughout New York City as well as Colombian Catholi~s in Queens, they are confronted by a growing drug trade, staggering housing costs, AIDS and street crime. In New Jersey, where Cuban Catholics fleeing Castro's communism have settled since the early 1960s, the Newark metropolitan area is second only to Miami for Cuban resettlement, said Trinitarian Sister Lourdes de Toro of the Office for Hispanic Concerns of the Newark archdiocese. Numbers of Cubans, who currently make up 25 percent of Hispanic Catholics in the archdiocese, jumped after the 1980 Mariel boatlift, she said. As the Cuban immigration demonstrates, Northeast Hispanics are not all newcomers. The Philadelphia archdiocese began its Hispanic apostolate in 1912. The archdioceses of'New York and Boston established offices in the 1950s.


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THESE ARE THE FIVE ACTS OF BLASPHEMY WinCH ARE COMMITTED AGAINST THE

Immaculate Heart of Mary 1. Denying Mary's Immaculate Conception 2. Denying Mary's Virginity 3. Denying Mary's Divine Motherhood (refusing at the same time to recognize her as Mother of men)

SCOUTS, from left, Paul Fernandes, Troop 76, Fall River, Aaron Gomes, Troop 24, New. Bedford, and Derek Levesque, Troop 100, Westport, were among over 200 Boy Scouts at the 19th annual Scout retreat held last weekend at St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Westport. Mass was celebrated for Catholic scouts by Father StephenB. Salvador. (Rosa photo)

4. Teaching children a hatred and contempt of Mary and an indifference toward her. 5. Dishonoring Mary's holy images You can make reparation for these insults to Our Lady by practicing the devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month, "


10 THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Sept. 30, 1988

Early retirement Recent surveys indicate that most people retire before age 65, the age at which full Social Security benefits are payable. However, the earlier one retires, the more planning is required to assure sufficient income during the retirement years. Workers in jobs that permit retirement at age 55 - police and firemen, for example - have to deal with the years up to age 62 without a Social Security benefit. Non-earnings during these years could count against them when their Social Security benefits are figured at age 62 or 65, since the路 benefit is based on earnings averaged over their working years up to the year they apply for benefits. Social Security benefits paid at age 62 are reduced by 20 percent frorri benefits available at age 65. The benefit is reduced by 5/9 of I percent for each month before age 65 a person retires. People who get benefits before age 65 genera1ly receive more in total benefits for the first 12 or 15 years than if they had waited until 65. After that period, however, the person who waited until 65 would receive more in total benefits. On the other hand, benefits are increased for each month a person -delays retirement. Currently, benefits are increased by 3 percent for each year after age 65 a person does not receive benefits, up to age 70. This means a maximum 15 percent increase in benefits by the time a person retires. Under the 1983 Social Security amendments, delayed retirement credits will increase gradua1ly starting in 1990 to 8 percent by 2009. The normal retirement age for full benefits will also begin increasing in 2000 by 2 months each year until it reaches age 67 for people who become 62 in 2022.

The first group to be affected by the change are people born in 1938, who will need to work an additional 2 months past age 65 for full retirement benefits. Medicare coverage does not begin until age 65 although one need not retire for Medicare coverage. Thus, a person must retain his or her group health insurance to have full coverage. A person may sign up for Medicare at age 65 without retiring. Under the la w, if a person accepts his or her employer's group health insurance, Medicare becomes the secondary payer. In addition, working beneficiaries get a s,pecial 7-month enrollment period starting with the month employment ends or the month the group health insurance plan ends (whichever comes first). During this period, they may sign up for Medicare's medical insurance without having to pay the annual 10 percent surcharge for late enrollment.

Food stamps Are you wondering how you're going to pay a1l of your bills this month and still have money for food? Food stamps can help. Many people don't even know they are 'eligible for them. Some are families going through some temporary trouble or if you're elderly, you may find it very hard to make ends meet on a fixed income from a pension or Social Security benefits. You don't have to be on public assistance to get food stamps. You can' have a job and money in the bank and still qualify. To find out if you are eligible, call the Massachusetts Food Stamp Hotline: 1-800-645-8333, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Catholic organizations are becoming a bunch of political wimps " because of the bullying tactics of the Internal Revenue Service. A wimp is defined in the dictionary as a weak or ineffectual person. Catholics weren't always political wimps. I grew up in a parish where a tough Irish pastor let us know where he stood on matters political and got results when he pounded the pulpit and demanded that a new bridge be built over railroad tracks near the church. Much later, another Irish pastor waged a successful battle, in chu rch and out, to keep the Minnesota Highway Department from dividing his parish with a freeway interchange. Fa1l River native Msgr. Francis Gilligan's political cam'paign went on for years. Catholic churches, schools, hospitals, old folks' homes and other charities are politica1ly wimpy today because they fear the IRS will take away their tax-exempt status, thereby reducing their contributions. . They have grounds for worry. The American bishops were threatened with a fine of $100,000 a day .. for refusing to turn over their records in a suit charging them with violating IRS regulations on political action. The bishops have appealed the fine, imposed on them in an Abortion Rights Mobilization suit, but the basic challenge of

their actions in opposition to abortion remains unresolved. Every four years, during our lengthy presidential elections, the Catholic Church is charged with meddling in politics. Abortion is hot today, but birth control and loyalty to a "foreign power" were big in the past. And critics of Church "meddling in politics" have a more powerful weapon this year. In 1987 the Congress increased penalties on tax-exempt groups which violate politi'cal campaign rules. The Internal Revenue Code gives tax-exempt status only to groups that do not "participate in or intervene in (including the publishing 'or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." Because of its fears over IRS removal oftax-exempt status from some 28,000 parish and other church entities, the attorney for the U.S. Catholic Conference sent out a memo on July 14 claiming a rule violation could jeopardize a1l exemptions. This interpretation of the IRS code could paralyze the kind of First 'Amendment freedoms every American is entitled to. Attorneys have been wrong before, but the stakes are so high that the political wimpiness of Catholic groups during this election is understandable. The Conference memo lists the

PROVIDENCE BISHOP Louis E. Gelineau congratulates Sister Catherine Speed of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary on her IOOth birthday. Sister Speed resides at her community's infirmary in North Providence. In this diocese the sisters serve at St. Francis Residence, Charlton Memorial Hospital and Espirito Santo and Our Lady of Angels parishes, all in Fall River. (NC photo by Ernest Myette, Providence Visitor)

Doing better than okay Continued from Page One Donations of clothing come in from a1l over the New Bedford area. A volunteer used to pick up clothes by truck at donors' homes, and then, for several years, Henry. Bussiere, now 83; the husband of energetic volunteer Marie Bussiere, picked them up in his own car.

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lengthy IRS rules on lectures and debates by exempt groups. They defy understanding. Has the IRS acted against churches where Jesse Jackson made campaign speeches? The I RS rules and the Conference memo speak repeatedly about being fair and unbiased in all actions regarding political campaigns. But who decides what is fair and free of bias? Catholic newspapers have been urged to run a notice during the campaign stressing that news stories relating to political campaigns are reported for their news value only. I seriously cha1lenge the IRS code assumptions because they deny freedom of speech and the press to groups receiving tax benefits in return for the public services they provide. I'm counting on the U.S. Supreme Court to free tax-exempt groups from their status of wimpiness when it decides whether or not the Catholic Church can try to combat abortion. But it won't be in time for this election.

Now, Mrs. Mayall said, people bring clothing in themselves. "We do appreciate what they bring," she says, noting that the store is sometimes lucky enough to verge on overload. "Keep 'em coming!" she says. Mrs. Mayall and her volunteers give the store its personality. This place of business is, well, huggable. Marie Bussiere, Henry's wife and a member of St. Anthony of Padua parish, New Bedford, has been with the store 24 years. TelJ. her you're looking for an overcoat and she'll spend the next half hour looking with you, smiling all the while. Mrs. Bussiere, 80, was in the store as a customer, she remembers, when the one staffer on duty received a large delivery of clothing. She offered to help sort the apparel "and I've been here ever since. "I like it," she said. "I like people." Olive Ledoux, 76, also a member ofSt. Anthony's, is Mrs. Bussiere's neighbor. She learned of the store through her and became involved nine years ago. Olive said' she's happy she's learned much about the Portuguese language and culture from customers. 82-year-old Eva' Bourgeois, a great-grandmother from St. Anthony's, enjoys meeting the public and dealing with the cha1lenges her job presents. "I love it," she says. Rose Remillard, 89, is the store's oldest volunteer ("I feel good about that") and an 18-year salvage bureau veteran. The St. Anthony's parishioner considers it her responsibility to learn Portuguese, she said, to better help customers.

The senior senior works Mondays with Mrs. Mayall and 86year-old Yvonne Cyr, a retired stitcher and a widow since 1964. Mrs. Cyr notes she's tired after a day at the store but says that helping makes her feel good. "It gives me something to think about doing," she explained brightly. Other volunteers, Mrs. Maya1l said, are Roma Clouthier, Evelyn Pothier, Georgie Ledoux and Aline Saulniers.

Cancer information A1I are welcome to a series of free programs on cancer at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. Beginning Oct. 6, sessions will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. each Thursday through Nov. 10 in the hospital's classroom. The Oct. 6 meeting wi1l feature a medical overview of cancer by Richard He1lwig, MD, chief oncologist at St. Anne's Hudner Oncology Center. On Oct. 13, "Radiation and Chemotherapy" will be discussed by Jacqueline Maltais, RN, BSN,and Susan O'Brien-Matthews, RN, MSN. "Emotional Effects of Cancer" will be addressed by social work department staffer Jacqueline Duchin, MSW, LICSW, on Oct. 20. On Oct. 27 Sister Theresa Carlow wi1l speak on "Why Me? The Spiritual Aspects of Cancer." "Nutrition for Cancer Patients" will be discussed Nov. 3 by Joann Faris, RD, MS, and Carol Hazan, RD, MS. A panel of community resource specialists will speak Nov. 10. More information is available from Jacqueline Duchin, 674-574 I, ext. 2270. .

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What about· crying babies? By Dr. James and Mary Kenny Pear Dr. Kenny: I can't stand the way my baby cries all the time. ,Jessica' is 9 months old, and it seems as if she has done nothing but cry for the last three months. As soon as I put her down, she starts in again. I've gotten so frustrated, I have even felt like hitting her. What can I do? - New York Few of us can stand crying babies. Crying evokes discomfort in adults, especially parents. We are programmed to respond to baby's needs. Crying is the wayan infant signals "unmet needs." We are happy to oblige if we can understand and take care of the needs. What is frustrating is when we cannot fathom what is wrong and the alarm signal continues. More often than not, the situation is compounded by the fact that we are overstressed'at the time or overtired or ill. Babies pick the darnedest times to put us to the test. Of course you have already checked out the obvious causes. She may have air in her stomach. Try patting her back and rocking or walking her. She may have a wet or soiled diaper. Change her and powder her. Look for a rash or any other

sign of bodily distress. Attend to it. Jessica may be hungry. Put her to the breast or give her a bottle. Some babies need to be fed much oftener than others. Or maybe she simply has a need to suck. Again, mommy's breast or a pacifier may help. . I assume you have done all this and Jessica still cries. There are two more reasons why babies cry, but they are more difficult to resolve. Some babies are more sensitive than others. They are quicker to respond to distress. They may even have some low-level ailment which causes discomfort. Colic fits in this category. Check with your physician to make sure there is no serious illness. Then respond by holding your baby.as much as you are able. . The other major reason why babies cry is because they want company. This is their only way to communicate. They want mommy to hold them. Again, hold Jessica if you can. You note that she is quiet when you are holding her. That is a good clue. Babies crave physical contact. Mothers in many cultures "wear" their infants constantly. You can

buy or make an inexpensive baby tote to carry Jessica, alternating back and front for variety. All babies like to be walked. Sing to her as you walk. Lullabies are popular because they work. Holding an infant is not spoiling. Holding baby all the time is the most natural thing in the world. When the child is 2 or 3, there will be plenty of occasions to make conditions and set limits. But for infants, the only limiting factor to love and reassurance through holding should be the parents' own capacity. If you get tired, take Jessica to bed with you. Infants have slept with their parents for centuries. Let her feel your bodily warmth and your hugging love. If you must get away from Jessica at times, do so and try to ignore her crying: It may be necessary for you to recoup. Perhaps dad or an elder sibling can hold and walk her. Recognize your own limits. At the same time, grow in patience and love. Do the best you can. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address questions to the Kennys, Box 872, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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A Catholic parish in Torrington, Conn., is celebrating its centennial in an unusual way. It is using the arts to recall the spirit and joy of its patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. It has hired Joan Kunsch, a former professional dancer and a recent convert to Catholicism, to be its artist-in-residence, using drama, dance and music to commemorate the life of St. Francis. Ms. Kunsch is unusual herself. At age 45 she decided to bow out of the dance establishment "to bring spirituality more in line with my profeSsion." . She had devoted much of her life to directing student and professional ensembles, and serving as a guest faculty member at marty universities. Then she felt a call to use her talent for God. St. Francis had a special appeal for her because he "used to' go out and dance for joy at the altar or on the mountain," she said. Her longtime acquaintance, Father William Crochetiere, copastor of St. Francis of Assisi, then invited her to be an artist-inresidence. . One of her first programs was a concert by the St. Louis Boys' Choir of Paris. Next came a ballet about St. Francis, beloved especially for his simplicity and his message that the path to God lies in rejecting the worldly trappings and embracing poverty. The story of St. Francis required 70 actors and actresses. Two young Norwegian dancers came from Oslo to participate in the special work. Doing the show had a strong effect on participants. Many remarked they hadn't felt so close to God in decades, said Ms. Kunsch, who lives and works as part of the parish staff, and thus is "able to pray on a daily basis with the priests and sisters." She sees the position as a special gift helping her to achieve her goal of using

choreography in the service of spirituality. All the events she has arranged have become "vehicles by which pe'ople are being drawn into the spirituality of St. Francis," Father Crochetiere said. I think the parish deserves resounding applause for placing such

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All-male priesthood reaffirmed by pope ROME(NC)- Pope John Paul has reaffirmed an all-male Catholic priesthood, and rejected arguments that Jesus Christ chose only men as priests at the Last Supper to conform to the culture of the time which kept women subservient. "He did it in a way which was totally free and sovereign," said.. the pope in an apostolic letter titled "The Dignity of Women." Christ "did it with the same· freedom in which all his. actions. made evident the dignity and vocation of women without adapting' himself to the dominant usages and traditions endorsed by the legislation of his times," said the' pope. Because ofthis, the priestly ministry "is exercised by men," the pope said. He also said men and women have equal dignity in society and that a later document would deal more specifically with women's role. FEMININE FANS of Pope John Paul II include nuns at "If Christ, in instituting the papal audience (top picture) and a young Angeleno who Eucharist, united it in such an explicit way to the priestly service greeted him during his 1987 U.S. trip. (NC photos) of the APostles, it is valid to think that in" this way he wished to criminated against by the fact of tion of Women on the Occasion of express the relationship ~etween being women," Pope John Paul the Marian Year." The Marian year ended Aug. IS, men and women, between that said. which is 'feminine' and that which But the pope also warned against the feast of the Assumption of is 'masculine', as desired by God in a "masculinization" of women in Mary. the creation and in the Redemp- the effort to achieve equality. Most of the 125-page Spanish tl'on," the pope said. W text is a biblical reflection on the omen" cannot attempt to apo The document noted that Christ prppriate masculine characteristics dignity and role of women as it has often contradicted the culture of which go against their very femi-. evolved through the Old and New ., 'h ' an d teac h'109 nine originality," the pope said. Testaments.' hIS ttmes 10 s owlOg .that women and men have an "The personal riches offemininThe church's prohibition of woc equal dignity before God,. ity are certainly no less than the men priests has often been restated , The pope called the apostolic riches Of masculinity; they are only by the pope as a teaching of Christ which cannot be changed. letter a meditation on women and different," he added. p~omised another document.which . . The position has sparked criti will discuss the pastoral implicaThe pope made a special pIea cism from some women's group~ tions of the role of women in for soCiety to help single mothers, within the church and provoked pregnant women who have been church and society. calls for theological reexamination f h .. The future document will be a abandoned by the.ir mates and women pressured to have abor0 t e posltlon. One of the arguments has been postsynod exhortation based on that Christ chose men, not because the recommendations submitted tions. to the pope by the 1987 Synod of The pope said the church has he opposed women priests, but Bishops on the laity, the pope said always recognized "feminine genbecause of the cultural and social in the letter. ius" and encourages women as conditions of the times in which 'h At t he same ttme, t e aposto I'IC mothers and consecrated religious women were den,'ed leadershl'p posl'tl'ons. · ' for to contribute to ~ocial and church 1etter supporte d equa I d Igmty men and women in marriage and development. But it always has This argument was clearly resociety. recognized that consecrated vir- jected by the pope. Marriage is a "reciprocal sub- ginity is a superior state of life, the "The hypothosis that he called only men as Apostles because he mission" by both spouses, said the pope said. pope. The document is titled "Mulie- was following the prevalent menThe church opposes in society ris Dignitatem," Latin for "The tality of his times, does not fully "all those situations in which wo- Dignity of Women" and is subreflect the way Christ operated," l1J!;Ooa.re_aJ_.aod!sJl.dyant~ge.9r.dis~ ... ~tlep. ~On. th.e. Qignjty lIlJd.Yoca-•. ,he -said in the letter. . . .' .

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NC)-If Catholics accept the U.S. bishops' proposed pastoral letter on women and its labeling of sexism as sin, said Phyllis Schlafly, then they have to acknowledge that the church has exploited and oppressed women, And that notion, she said, is "ridiculous." "The whole notion that the church has somehow made women second-class or discriminated against them is contrary to history, contrary to fact and contrary to the beliefs of the overwhelming majority of Catholics," said Mrs. Schlafly, head of the Chicagobased Eagle Forum, which opposes feminism. Mrs. Schlafly, a Catholic, commented in an interview with the Catholic Times, newspaper of the Springfield diocese. "They [the bishops] shouldn't have issued it," she said. "I don't think it serves any purpose to isolate, identify and discuss women as a monolithic bloc. I think the whole thing is counterproductive." Mrs. Schlafly was among critics of the proposed pastoral when the first draft was released in April. The draft was discussed by the bishops at their meeting last June in Collegeville, Minn. The draft document, titled "Partners in the Mystery of Redemption: A Pastoral Response to Women's Concerns for Church and Society," urges equal treatment of women in church and society, including affirmative action to correct past injustices. When it was released Mrs. Schlafly said in a statement that sexism was a "phony sin." She accused the bishops of "trying to create a new sin, hitherto unknown to the Ten Commandments, the laws of the church, the seven capital sins and the sacrament of confession." Following the pastoral's logic, she said, one would come to the conclusion that "God himself was the first sexist because he clearly established separate roles for men and women." In the interview she said the bishops' pastoral was "apologetic in tone" because the bishops were intimidated by aggressive militant women with a radical feminist agenda. "They don't know how to tell them [women] to get lost," she said. "Frankly, I think the bishops are a bunch of wimps if they let these militant women pursue their agenda at the expense of tradition, propriety and even theology." Mrs. Schlafly said the goal of these women "is to change theology and create a gender-free society." She said feminists promote an attitude "that your own self-fulfillment must be put above every other value - and that's incompatible with marriage and motherhood. Babies need a mother who will put their welfare above her own career fulfillment or material comfort," she said. She is' nationally known as' an opponent of the Equal Rights

Amendment and was national chairwoman of Stop ERA. She also produces a newsletter on issues called "The Phyllis Schlafly Report," which has 45,000 subscribers. Mrs. Schlafly said her role "has been to raise my family and then use my talents in other ways in the secular world." She has always maintained that men and women are given different and unchangeable roles by God. "The fact that having babies is a role assigned to women and being a priest is a role assigned to men I don't in any way see as a putdown," she said. She said the bishops' proposed pastoral deflects attention from real problems women face, such as divorce and pornography. The consequences of no-fault divorce laws passed in the 1970s, Mrs. Schlafly said, have left women with a 73 percent drop in their standard of living while men see a 42 percent increase. And on pornography, she said its only purpose is "to degrade, humiliate, use and abuse women."

Spiritual formation urged by pope ROME (NC) - Pope John Paul II, recently inaugurating a computerized coronary wing in a Rome hospital, said the spiritual formation of health workers should keep' up ;with fast-paced technological advances. The pope said a "sense of vocation" is urgently needed by t:Jlodern hospital personnel to keep them sensitive to patients' suffering. The pope spoke at Policlinico Gemelli, where he was a patient for several weeks after he was shot in 1981. He suffered intestinal injuries in the shooting, and emergency surgery by the hospital's staff was credited with saving his , life. The pope said all university medical faculties should instill a "moral and spiritual formation in the light· of the Christian message." He said this is a valid approach even for non-Christians, because the Gospel values enlarge rather than limit one's perspective.

Soviet thaw in Lithuania v ATICAN CITY'(NC) Soviet authorities in Lithuania, during a rare meeting with Catholic bishops, pledged to restore some churches and enlarge a seminary, a Vatican official said. The meeting represented "a positive sign that indicates small progress is in the offing ----: and which might indicate big progress in the future," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Lithuania is· the only Soviet republic with a Catholic majority. About 80 percent of its population is believed to be Catholic, despite decades of restrictions on church activities.


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positive andgood By Joseph Motta Barbara Hatmaker, like many women her age, has her hands full. She's a wife, a mother and a fulltime student. ' But the lifelong Hyannis resident also has always had a yearning "to do something positive for other people." So she made time in her busy life to become a Birthright of Cape Cod volunteer. Birthright is a nonsectarian emer- ' gency pregnancy service offering positive alternatives to. abortion: Its Hyannis-based Cape Cod office, directed by Carolyn Matheson of Yarmouthport, recently celebrated its 16th birthday. Mrs. Hatmaker, 25, a member of Centerville's Our Lady of Victory parish, is one of the organization's newest volunteers. She had known of and been impressed by Birthright for about 10 years before becoming involved in May. The junior history major at Bridgewater State College, recently elected Birthright's recording secretary, is mom to beautiful blonde two-and-a-half year old Emily. ' "I think that being around my daughter," Mrs. Hatmaker says "has made me more reflectiv~ about life' and babies in general." She a~ds with a laugh that Emily is .an ~rtlculate tyke, "even eloquent at times. She's not toilet-trained yet but you can hold a conversation with her." , Birthright, says the' volunteer ".is entirely positive'and good. En~ tlrely." The organization was established ' in 1968 by Louise Summerhill, a Canadian homemaker alarmed to observe that abortion was increas-

BARBARA Hatmaker and daughter Emily. (Motta photo) ingly being offered as' the only solution to pregnancies. She was convinced that supportive concern and care were' all many women and girls needed to bring their babies to term. "We're a big ear here," Mrs. Hatmaker said, explaining th~t Birthright-trained phone volunteers offer friendship, support and caring to married and single clients, who range in age from the early teens through the 40s. Lasting ,friendships between volunteer and client often, devel9p, Ms. Matheson added. Free, confidential services include pregnancy testing, shelter . homes, childbirth classes, support groups, maternity and baby clothes, baby furniture loans, professional

counseling, medical and adoption referral and community resources information. Mothers receive lay~ ettes when their babies are born.' Birthright is not political.and its volunteers agree not to lobby or demonstrate ,to change existing abortion laws under the Birthright banner. The foundation of the organization's existence iiesin the two major rights it supports and works to preserve, the right ,of e~ery pregnant woman to give bIrth and the right of every child, once conceived, to be born. Birth', control referrals are not given. Catholic religious ed ucation and " women's groups have been very supportive of Birthright endeavors. Mrs. Hatmaker said that when

she learned she was expecting the first question her doctor, a woman, asked was "Do you plan to go through with this pregnancy?" "I felt disbelief that she would ask that," Mrs. Hatmaker said. "And I'm sure that a lot of doctors ask that. The easy solution is destruction. If something is unwanted, you destroy it." She believes that most young women know where one could have an abortion "and I think, that's pathetic!" The Cape office is warm. Thank you notes and baby pictures adorn a bulletin board, and plastic models of a child developing inside the womb are displayed, in proper order, on one wall. "The first time I brought Emily in here I asked her what those were," Mrs. Hatmaker said. "She said babies. I thought that was very significant." Birthright's office, at 10 E. Main St., Hyannis 02601, is open from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursday's and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Its phone number is 771-1102 and an answering machine takes niessages and offers an emergency riumber when the office is not staffed. Persons wishing to become phone volunteers are welcome; other talents and donations can also be put to good use. Birth~ight offices are also located in other Fall River diocesan communities and are listed in local telephone directories.

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Order reversed PHOENIX, Ariz. (NC) - An Arizona judge has reversed her controversial order that an 18year-old woman convicted of abandoning her children remain on birth control for the rest of her childbearing years. Catholic officials in Phoenix and the American Civil Liberties Union joined in criticizing the order as a violation of the woman's constitutional right to religious freedom. The woman a Catholic, pregnant with anothe; child, was sentenced by Superior CourtJudge Lindsay Ellis Budzyn to lifetime probation and use of birth control after she pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted felony child abuse.

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Then again, on December 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to Sister Lucia one of the children of Fatima, and told her the following: ' "Announce in my name that 1 promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturday of five con.secutive months, shall .' ,

'1. Go to confession and receive Holy Communion, 2. Recite !he Rosary, PLAN.NIN G the annual day of recollection of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are, .from left, Alice Loew Church Communities chairman for the council; Jane Sell~ mayer, chair~an for the recollection day; and Dorothy Curry, I?CCW preSident. Father Kevin Harrington will direct the program, to be held from 8: 15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Mary's parish center, Mansfield. The theme will be "Choose Life: through Him, with Him, in Him." Registrations may be made througq DCCW district presidents. Members are also invited to a leadership training workshop from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at.Our Lady of Assumption Church, New Bedford, and may regIster through Madeleine Lavoie or Dorothy Curry. (Lavoie photo) ' .

3. And keep me company for a quarter of an hour while' meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary , ' '. 4. With the intention of making reparation to me." To practice this devotion, you must fulfill the requests, of Our lady, doing so in reparation for the offenses committed against t~e I~maculate Heart of Mary. Confession may be made durmg eight days before or after the Communion. (Courtesy of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi , St. Hedwig parish, New Bedford, Mass.) ,

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-Bishop Stang High School Parents of students at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, are welcome to an open house from ,7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Teachers 'will discuss goals and expectations and guidance department staffers will be present to answer questions.

• • • • On Wednesday, seniors visited the Stonehill College Fair, attended by represelltatives of about 200 public and private schools. Erivoys of m!lny, colleges will' also visit Stang tpis fall. '

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James Crowley is' welcpmed as, an English' teacher, Bruce Pontbriand and Andre Faria as religion ~eachers, Mark Ottavianelli will teacD business"Eileen Keavy math and ClliraFrost languages, .Faria ,will also direct. Stang's marching band.

• • • • Science department staffer John CiccoteIii did a summer internship in whale research in conjunction with Bridgewater State College and the Web of Life Science Center, Car~er. ' .*

Language department' chairperson Jacqueline McCarthy and husband Mike had a baby girl, Marielle, in June. Debra Pacheco of the science department and husband Jorge welcomed baby Nicole in July, 1988 graduate Nancy Hunter, now a Boston University freshman, has been awarded a $1,000 ; scholarship by the Educational Com-

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Two students and two recent graduates of Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, are Sankaty Head Foundation scholarship recipients. . Junior Ronald Russo of Berkley and sophomore Paul Gomes of Raynham were awarded $500 scholarships. 1988 grads Joseph Paulo and David Simas, both Tauntonians attending N ortheastern University, received $2,000 and $3,000 scholarships respectively. Sankaty, Head is a nonprofit organization tl1at makes aw.ards to deserving students attendi,ig, pri- ' ,:ate and or Catholic schools.

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Nancy Boucher and Debbie O'Reilly are new field hockey coachingassistants. Jim Crowley, Mark Ottavianel!i, Tim Kelly and Rob Childs are coaching football. 'Bob Lima is a new soccer coach and, Ken Duarte is new head volleyball coach. ' '

Short ;story' competition Cr,eative writillg and journalis~ students at Catholic high schools' are welcome to p~rticipat~ ,in a "Writing for Kids" .short, story contest. The competition i.s being' sponsored by "My Fdend," the nation's only Catholic magaiine for children, to commemorate its' 10th anniversary, ' According to My Friend editor' Sister Anne Joan" FSP, almost 1000 Catholic high schools nationwide have received contest mate-' rial. "We hope," she said, "that this contest will encourage young Catholics to take an active part in Catholic communications, perhaps even to consider it as a career." A $25 prize is offered for the best story in several categories, The best overall submission wins a double prize: $100 for the author and $50 for his or her creative writing orjournalism teacher. Winners will be published in "My Friend," Sister Anne Joan said, adding that all entries will be considered for publication. Entry deadline is Jan. 25. Winners will be announced in February, Catholic Press Month. Further information is available from Sister Anne Joan, FSP, My Friend, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Boston 02130.

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CUMIE FISHER's first chart hit proclailllsthat "Love Changes Everything:" I agree with the song's title. The lyrics report a person's romantic history. Apparently, a man's first two relationships ended in heartbreak. However, a ,t~i~d re,~ati?:nshipi~,work~ng and gW1Og. new hope. In hght of "lessons that I learned" in the

past, the person in the song is beginning to discover what bl,lilds enduring love and lasting happi ness. It certainly is true that love changes everything. Here I speak of genuine love and not some ~mposter like infatuation. I mean the kind :of love that brings real caring towhomever it touches. Consider these examples of

b6Wlove could change the world: 'LIn families love always yields respect, even in the face of disagreement. Conflicts such as parent-teen arguments still would occur; but out of such situations a better understanding of each othe,r's values and points of view could emerge. , , . 2. With peers, love could put an end to jealousy and the kinds of putdowns that ha.ve their roots in one's own insecurities. It could lead, fri,ends to rejoke i'n each others'· achievements and good fortune. 3. In the United States, where the lack of rain has caused severe hardship in many areas in 1988, love" could help everyone pUll together, to face problems. In particular', it could encourage us to'look for ways to help farm families. And love could prompt us "to consider th'e p'roblem of hunger, as well as to do something'al:iout it. 4. Among nations, love could lead governments to recognize the folly of trying to have power or control over other nations. Love could be an impetus toward a more just distribution of the world's natural resources. For only through international cooperation can we attain a better life for the citizens of this planet. Are th.ose ideas unrealistic, perhaps even impossible? If so, know that they did not originate with me. Rather, they are a modern translation of the ideas of that great dreamer named Jesus. He believed that love changes everything! YQur comments always are welcome. Address Charlie Martin, 1218 S. Rothenvood Ave., EvanSville, Ind. 47714~

Bishop Feehan The 246 seniors at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, will provide the school with its secondlargest graduating class ever. This year the faculty is composed of two priests, 30 religious and 50 lay teachers, including II new members. They are Elizabeth Bourget, Sister Thomas Gertrude Bowen, SSJ, Katie Brandley, Michelle Desmarais, Jay Allen, Enderle, Brian Gibbons, Father Kevin J. Harrington, Brenda Loiselle, Stephen Martin, Sister Eileen McCabe, RSM, and Ronald L Pedro., Miss ~ourget is a business department student teacher. Sister Bowen, science, is a graduate,of Worcester

Father Jay T. Maddock, director of the Fall River area CYO, recently announced that the annual Umpires' Sportsmanship Trophy has been awarded to Phil Laliberty of Immaculate Conception, Fall River: The trophy is the only individual award the league gives each year. Managers nominate the p~ayer from their team they'think has • • • ' ..... ' '. .. -" .. best displayed qualities of sportsS;~-"·" emors ~re ~eetmg.With ~ollege' ' manship. The league's'umpires then representatives, mcludmg Fairfield, I et th d" t ' Polytechnic Institute. 'F d' h , ' , h ; se e e ,awa(, reclplen . North Attleboro resident Ms. N o rth eastern, or am and Cat 'L l'b' t h I'd'" th F ·11 . recruitment, r . .. . a I er y as p aye 10 e a Brandley, religion and o ,IC umversltles and ASsu":lp~lOn, R.iver Area CYO Baseball League is a Feehan alumna who spent last Emerson and Roger Wilhams colleges. smc~ 19.83 ~n~ for the ,Past two '" year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps'. , ;: -~, seasons has been a' mamstay of ' 'Ms. Desm'arais scie'nce and math .Imm!l~~lateConception's pi~c~jng ,,'is also modera~or for junior var~ staff. ' s i t y cheerleaders and a girls' temiis This year, Father Maddock team chaperone. notes, Laliberty's arm helped lead, Enderle, science, with 17 years Seven Eric'ounte'ring Christ' in his team' to regular season and "of teaching experience, will also be head coach for freshman football Others (ECHO) retreat weekends, playoff championships. "Phil has to his team , and girls' varsity, b,asketball and always been dedicated open to all high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen a~d and respectful to his manager and ,assistant track coach. Gibbons, coaches and to opposing players ' math and science, will also coach s~phomores, will be held on Cape boys' junior varsity basketball and Cod this year, at the Briarwood and coaches," the priest said. Laliberty's name will be inscribed girls' varsity softball. Conference Center, Pocasset. on a plaque at the CYO hall on ' Father Harrington, Anchor colThe program is endorsed by the Anawan Street, Fall River. He has - umnist and parochial vicar at St. Fall River diocese. A team of reached the league's age limit and Mark's parish, Attleboro Falls, is tr'ained priests, adults and young this season was hI's last. school chaplain and a student counpeople conduct retreats. Girls' ECHOs are scheduled for Oct. 7 to 9, Nov. 4 to 6, Jan. 13 to 15 and March 3 to 5. ECHOs for boys will be Dec. 2 to 4, Feb. 3 to 5 and April 7 to 9.

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selor. Ms. Loiselle, a Feehan alumna and former Feehan teacher, joins the art department and will work with varsity and junior varsity majorettes. Martin, science, will also work with the freshman football and spring track teams. Sister McCabe, library, is a Rhode Island College graduate, and Pedro, English and social studies, will handle public relations and help coach girls' junior varsity softball.

Bishop Conno.lly , Junior Achievement recently began its 14~h ye,ar at Bishop CO,nnolly High SChool, 'Fa'1l River. SenioJ: Stephanie Ciosek, 1988 J.A. region,a) public, speaking winner, joined chissmate Jeriilifer Venice, local J.A~ yice-president ,of personnel, and J.A. staffer John Harrington, former superintendent of Fall River's Diman Re8ional Voca-' tional Technical High School, in explllining program opportunities to Connolly students at a school, assembly. Junior Achievement is a national program designed to help students become familiar with the business world through classroom education and, especially, organizing and running their own businesses. Connolly students have earned J.A. awards on local, sectional, regional and national levels. This past summer Miss Ciosek, Miss Venice, Kris Batista and Chris Viera, local vice-president of finance and a public speaking award winner, represented Connolly at

JONATHAN FUNKE, a senior at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, is a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's 1989 competition. The Tauntonian, an honbrs student, includes ,among his' school and civi,c involvements captaiilcy of cqs chess team and membership i~.M!issachu-' setts Citizens for Life. the J.A. national convention Bloomington, Iowa.' ..

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IIY Linda L. Rome Someone once said money is stored energy. So your attitudes toward money, how you earn it, how you spend it and what impor· tance you give it reflect a bit about how you value your time and energy, and what your priorities are. Here is a little quiz to stimulate your thinking about money. You might compare your answers to it with those of a friend, your parents or your brothers and sisters. You may be surprised that what you take for granted might be unusual for someone else - or vice versa. 1. My parents expect my allowance to cover: a. lunches. b. school. c. movies and snacks. d. family gifts. e. savings. f. all of the above. g. I don't receive an allowance. 2. I have a part-time job where I earn approximately: a. $5-$10 weekly. b. $10-$20 weekly. c. $20-$30 weekly. d. $30$50 weekly. 3. 1 use the money I earn for: 'a. extra clothes. b. entertainment. c. savings. d. to help out at home. e. other. 4. I save money for: a. college expenses. b. a car. c. I don't really save much. 5. I save approximately: a. 10 percent of my income. b. 20 percent of my income. c. the money I receive for birthdays arid special occasions..: d. I don't.usuaIly save. 6. On a night out I 'think. it is reasonable to sp~nd: a. $10. b. $15. c. $20. d. $35. 7. I think when a boy and girl' go out together: a. each should, pay"his or her, own way. , b. whoever asked the other out should pay. c. the guy should pay. d. one should pay. one time, the' other should,payt\le nex~. 8. I think my parents should, give me an allQwance: a. even if I regularly e~rn mo~ey at a part-time job. b. regardless of the chores I do or don't do. c. I should be paid extra for big jobs like doi':lg all the laundry. " 9. I think an allQwance is (choose as many as apply): . , a. a good way to learn about money management.' b. a weapon my parents use to make me behave. c. a luxury. d. mine to spend any way I want. 10. List in order of priority from 1 to 10 the expenses you.would pay first if you had to pay the bills, .with No.1 being the bill paid first: - phone; - food; - health-club membership; - mortgage or rent; - health insurance;'~ music lessons; :- clothing; -'-'- charity; cable TV; - electricity. I

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plicit gynecological discussions, kinSymbols following film reviews indicate both general 'and Catholic ky sexual encounters, brief frontal Religious Radio Films Office ratings, which do not nudity, much profanity and a gruealways coincide. Sunday, Oct. 2(NBC) - "Guidesome, bloody finale. 0, R General ratings: G-suitable for line" Rebroadcast of interview with "Miles from Home" (Cinecom) general viewing; PG-13-parental guiMarist Brother Lewis Luks, a pardance strongly suggested for children - Two brothers (Richard Gere ish director of. youth ministry who and Kevin Anderson) burn their under 13; PG-parental guidance suggested; R-restricted, unsuitable for Iowa farm rather than lose it by discusses counseling teens. children or young teens. foreclosure. The shock of losing 11.' If you had an employer who Catholic ratings: AI-approved for their showcase farm, visited by offered you a choice of two of the children and adults; A2-approved for Nikita Khrushchev in 1959, leads Montie Plumbing following fringe benefits, which , adults and adolescents; A3-approved them to live aimlessly one step Heating Co. for adults only; 4-separate classifi- . would you choose? ahead of the cops. A heartbreakcation (given films not morally offenOver 35 Years a. company car. b. health club sive which, however. require some ing story of two young men whose of Satisfied Service membership. c. educational tuition. alialysis and explanation); a-morally rising reputation as folk heroes d. medical benefits. e. one extra offensive. Reg. Master Plumber 7023 , doesn't ease the loss of their farm. week vacation per year. JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. Catholic ratings for television A3, R 12. I donate a portion of my movies are those of the movie house 432' JEFFERSON STREET "The Wash" (Skouras) - Poigversions of the films. money to: nant chronicle of the dissolution Fall River 675·7496 a. my parish. b. a missionary of a long marriage between two effort. c. school functions like footaged Japanese-Americans. Quietly NOTE ball or band. d. a community servdetermined to forge a new, happy Please check elates and ice organization. Cornwell Memorial life after years of being belittled by times of television and radio 13. By the time you're 16, I her husband (Mako), the wife (NoChapel, Inc. programs against local listthink you should be responsible bu McCarthy) refuses to return '5 CENTER STREET ings, which may differ from for buying all: home despite angry entreaties by WAREHAM, MASS. the New York network scheda. your own clothes. b. books her husband and two daughters DIGNIFIED FUNERAL SERVICE and school supplies. c. entertain.ules supplied to The Anchor. (Patti Yasutake and Marion Yue).. DIRECTORS ment such as movies, records. d. Incidental rough language, a fairly GEORGE E. CORNWELL the expenses related to buying and EVEREn E. KAHRMlIl explicit sexual encounter within New Films owning a car or motorcycle. marriage and implications of co295-1810 "Crossing Delancey" (Warner habitation outside marriage. A3 14. I think it's more important Bros.) - A 33-year-old (Amy Irvto pick a job or profession (rank in TV Films ing) is paired with a Lower East order from 1 to 4, with 1 being Side pickle seIler (Peter Riegert) most important): Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9-11 p.m. EDT by her wonderfuIly meddling Jew- (NBC) - "Twice in a Lifetime" a. by whether you make a big ish grandmother(Reizl Bozyk) and (1985) - This is a valerttine to salary. her matchmaker friend (Sylvia adultery in which a 50-year-old b. by my inherent interest in it Miles). At first aghast at the steelworker (Gene Hackman) faIls c. by where it is. thought of marrying a pickleman, in love with a barmaid (Ann-Mard. by how it helps other people. 15. If I had to pick one of the she soon falls for him, but not garet) and leaves his wife (Ellen before being sidetracked by her Burstyn) and children. The film following statements, I would agree tendencies toward Yuppiedom. lacks authentic characters and motmost with: Wonderful, sweet-natured coIlision ivation, relying upon sentimentala. I don't think you can ever of old-world and modern day cus- ity to justify the husband's wholly have too much money. ' toms. Fine performances and accur- selfish actions. 0, R b. I think too much money can • Tree &Stump Removal ate recreation of Gotham,milieus. be a burden. Friday, Oct. 14,9-11 p.m. EDT • Trimming &Pruning c. I've never experienced real Some rough language and sexual (PBS) - "Next Summer" (1986) situations outside marriage. A2, poverty. - In a story about how three PG ' , • Free Estimates d. I'm worth more than a mingenerations define the nature of imum wage job. • Fully insured , "Dead Ringers" (20th Century loving relationships, this French Fox)' - Indirectly based on the production features Claudia Cartrue story of twin gynecologists' dinale, Jean-Louis Trintignant, THOMAS WALSH (Jeremy Irons plays both roles) }>hilippe Noiret and FannyArdant. . whose highly respected fertility clin- It shows each fam'ily member 30 Weaver St. ic and lives unravel due to their grappling with love, sex and miuSwansea BOSTON, September 16, 1988 inability to establish individual iden- riage from the perspective of streng- WNEV-TV, Channel' 7 'was tities.The catalyst for their down- thening 'and weakening family ties. named "Station of the Year" in the faIl is the love relationship between Adult themes. A~ , Gabriel Awards competition spon- one brother and a st~ong-willed , Religious TV ' sored'each year by Unda-USA, the actress (Genevieve'Bujold). A chiIlNational Catholic Association of ing psycholo~ical thriller 'with'exSU~day, Qct. 2 (CBS) - "For Broadcasters and Communicators. In 'addition, the station won Gabriel .Awards, in'newsandprogramining. The Station of'the Year award 'P~UMBING/HEATING AIR CONDITIONING. came fqr co'nsistent quality ,in prci~ gramming and commitment to community sc;rvice. ,Working with Architects, Plant The news ~ward was'for~, five-' part series, "Legacy of Poisons," a Engineers, and Contractors to provid~:. ". . .. comprehensive environmental stud,y comparing ,the industr.ial landscape of old Boston with that of the present. ' . Proces~ piping, Steam - Hot,Water, HVAC The station was also \:to'nored Systems, Heatin~ facilities.. PI,umbi'ng, for "Studio 7/' a quarterly program celebratjng creativity in 'the Refrig~ration, Labor services' arts and sciences. U~da-USA sponsors the Gabriel Awards to honor' works of excelBOILERS lence' :in broadcasting that serve viewers through positive, creative treatment of issues of concerif to humankind. More than 600 entries were submitted to this year's contest. The 1988 Gabriel Awards wiIl be presented Thursday, Nov. 3, in Detroit. John Kearns J r., assistant in the Diocesan Office of ComP.O. BOX 409 32 MILL STREET (ROUTE 79) ASSONET, MA 02702 munications, will represent the FaIl TEL. (508) 644-2221 River diocese at the event.

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Iteering pOint, FIRST FRIDAY CLUB, FR Fall River area First Friday Club 6 p.m.' Mass Oct. 7, Sacred Heart Church, Fall River; all welcome; church hall supper follows; men wishing information on the meal may contact D~ryl Gonyon, 677-2544 days, 672-4822 evenings; supper speaker: House Majority Whip Robert Correia. Nov. 4 guest speaker: Providence Bishop Louis E. Gelin-

eau. LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR, HYANNIS Spirit of Jesus regional prayer grol,lp, Hyannis, Life in the Spirit seminar begins 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. . Francis Xavier Church hall; information: 394-2061. VINCENTIANS, FR Fall River district council meeting Oct. 12, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Swansea, beginning with 7 p.m. Mass. HOLY ROSARY, FR Blessing of animals noon tomorrow; children's choir will sing; all pets welcome. Mass for CCD students and teachers 9: 15 a. m. Sunday. Rosary sodality meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, parish center; new members welcome. Kolbe Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, center. Parish center committee meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, rectory. CHRIST THE KING, COTUIT/MASHPEE Junior choir begins Sunday with rehearsal after 8:30 a.m. Mass; information: Beverly Donheiser,428-1252. Legion of Mary 6:30 p.m. Fridays, CCD Center at St. Jude's Chapel, Cotuit; all welcome. ST. ANNE, FR Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after II :30 a.m. Mass today, shrine; adoration 2 to 3 p.m. 25th anniversary celebration of parish Girl Scout.', ing begins with 10 a.m. Mass Oct. 16, upper church; lunch follows, school caJeteria.

ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON Canned goods and other contributions for Vincentian distribution to needy area residents will be received this weekend. Six-week free Bible study course focusing on the Acts of the Apostles, led by Holy Cross Sister Beth Mahoney, begins 9 a.m. Oct. 5. QUEEN'S DAUGHTERS, TAUNTON Meeting 12:15 p.m. tomorrow, Gondola Restaurant; guest speaker:, Father William Beston, CSC. VINCENTIANS, TAUNTON Taunton district council meeting Oct. 3, St. Jacques church hall, follows 7:30 p.m. Mass for the intention of beatification of society founder Frederic Ozanam. ST. JULIE, N. pARTMOUTH Youth group meeting, volleyball and refreshments 6 p.m. Sunday; grades 8 through 12 welcome. RCIA inquiry period begins 7 p.m. Oct. 3, second floor, Family Life Center. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Rosary precedes Masses during October, month ofthe rosary; basket路 at Blessed Mother shrine for prayer intentions. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Mass 7 p.m. Oct. 3 for all deceased members of Attleboro District Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Youth Ministry softball Oct. 2 and 10; planning committee meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 16. HEALING SERVICE Healing service 2 p.m. Sunday, St. George Church, Westport; wheelchair accessible; doors open I p.m.; all welcome. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, NB Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; Benediction and 6 p. m. Mass follow; all welcome.

ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Canned goods or other donations for Self-Help of Attleboro's food bank may be left at rear of the church. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO "Integrating the Human and the Holy" seminar teaching how to combine the weaknesses of human nature with the goodness of God for peace and happiness 10 a'.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8; leaders: Sister Philomena Agudo, FMM, Ph.D., a pastoral psychologist and shrine Pastoral Couns.:;ling Services administrative coordinator; information: 222-5410. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Coffee and doughnuts after 9:30 a.m. Mass Sundays when religious education classes meet; blood pressure screenings offered monthly at the gathering.. All welcome to the worship committee's four-part Mar" ian series; meetings 7:30p.m Oct. 5, 13, 18 and 24; recorded lectures by the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be fe~tured. Worship committee evening of prayer 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR School library volunteers needed; information: school, 672-7258. Adult religious education 7 p.m. Mondays Oct. 17 to Nov. 7, parish center; those interested contact rectory, 6768463, by Oct. 9. Spiritual Life Committee meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. II, rectory. Women's Club meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 3; new members welcome. Choir rehearsal 7 p.m. Tuesdays, church; new singers welcome. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Harold and Claire Duncan are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. John Lees their 25th, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gentile their 35th. New parish councilors: Irene Farrell, J. Douglas Murphy, Paul Nielsen, Lillian O'Neil, Joseph Reardon, Mary Hamilton. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Family Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday; 10th grade confirmation class will be presented to community; refreshments follow, hall. BIRTHRIGHT, ATTLEBORO Greater AttlebQro Birthright (abortion alternatives organization) seeks volunteers; information: Jeaime Lincoln, 695-1763.

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ANYONE HAVE any spare cash to bail a priest out of jail? The laughing beggar, incarcerated during the annual "Septemberfest" celebration at St. Mary's parish, Mansfield, is Father Michael K. McManus, diocesan vice chancellor and a weekend assistant at St. Mary's. (Breen photo) CATHEDRAL, FR The Joshua Program of religious education for special needs children will begin shortly; parents' meeting 3 p.m. Oct. 2, school hall; Mass for deceased parishioners and friends 9 a.m. tomorrow. ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT New St. Anthony's Guild officers: Cynthia Dawicki, president; Nancy Gauvin, vice-president; Mary Ellen Silva, secretary; Luz Jackivitz, treasurer. Meeting Oct. 5 will feature October devotions of rosary and Benediction. Parishioners may' participate in an anointing of the sick service at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. Joseph's School hall, Fairhaven. SACRED HEART, FR Scriptural rosary and Latin Benediction 7 p.m. Oct. Tuesdays. Altarboy classes (grade four and up) begin 4 p.m. Monday, church. New Hampshire mountain climbing trip for parish high schoolers Oct. 10; information: 673-0852. Cancer pad sewing group meeting I p.m. Thursdays; information: 672-6175. Guild meeting and membership tea follow 7 p.m. rosary and Benediction in church Oct. 4. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN Bread of Life prayer group, Blessed Sacrament Church, Fall River, retreat today through Oct. 2. NEWMAN LECTURE, SMU Southeastern Massachusetts University Newman Lecture Series talk, "Reflections from the Third Floor," by Martin Butler; noon Monday, Board of Governors room, Student Center; information: 999-8224. HOLY NAME, FR A handicapped access ramp has been installed in the front of the church on the rectory side. Rosary 5 p.m. weekdays in church during October, rosary month. Rosary and Benediction 3 p.m. Oct. 9. FAMILY LIFE CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH Widowed Support retreat begins today. Couple to Couple trainin8s~ssion 4 p.m. Oct. 2. Pastoral Care Ministry to 'the Sick education program 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Bishop Stang High School retreat day Oct. 5. 11th Step retreat for men Oct. 14 to 16.

O.L. MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK Parishioner prayer. commitment cards Will be signed this weekend. Renew third season kicks off with 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. prayer vigil Oct. 7, including exposition, Mass, living rosary and Benediction. Pastoral assistant Sister Mary Fraga, SSD, may be reached at 336-2129. ST. JAMES, NB St. James-St. John School Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday; parents and friends welcome. HOLY CROSS, FR The Transitus, a celebration of the passage ofSt. Francis of Assisi from earthly to everlasting life, will take place 3 p.m. Oct. 9; Franciscan blessing of animals precedes at 2:30 p.m.; dogs and other animals should be controlled; parishioners and friends welcome. D of I, NB Daughters of Isabella Hyacinth Circle meeting with costumed Halloween party 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, VFW Building, Park St., New Bedford; information: Anna O'Neil, 9921894. . LEGION OF MARY HOLY HOUR Legion of Mary-sponsored Holy hour 5 p.m Oct. 7, St. Joseph's Church, New Bedford, all welcome. ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR Six-part free information series about cancer begins Oct. 6 with a "Medical Overview of Cancer" talk. Other sessions, on consecutive Thursdays, will address topics including radiation and chemotherapy, emotional effects of cancer and nutrition for cancer patients; meetings 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the hospital's education classroom; all welcome; information: 674-5741, ext. 2270. "Culinary Hearts" healthy cooking program classes begin 7 p.m. Tuesday; information: 674-5741, ext. 2635. "And the Beat Goes On," hospitalsponsored pacemaker support group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Education Classroom; program: presentation on low blood 'cholesterol by Denise Wright, RN, question and answer period and refreshments; information: cardiac rehabilitation program coordinator Gerri DiGiammo, 674-5741, ext. 2390; meetings free; pacemaker patients and their families and friends welcome.

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