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"Atlanta siege" WASHINGTON (NC) - Forty arrests at Midtown Hospital Oct. 8 ended what pro-life protesters dubbed the "Siege of Atlanta," a series of anti-abortion demonstrations that followed similar Atlanta actions when almost 800 people were arrested between July 19and Sept. 3. In .all, 463 people were arrested Oct. 4-8 after blocking entrances to four Atlanta abortion facilities. At least seven priests; a'nd many Protestant ministers, were among those am;sted in Atlanta during "Operation Rescue," non-violent protests at abortion clinics across the country. New York Auxiliary Bishop Austin B. Vaughan, who has been arrested four times for participation in the rescues, was not arrested in Atlanta, although he participated in sit-ins. "It seems to be an accident that I'm not in jail," Bishop Vaughan told National Catholic News Service in Washington Oct. 7. The first day he was among a small group of protesters at the back door of the Hillcrest Clinic, and "they never decided to arrest us." Among priests released from custody as of Oct. to were: Father William G. Hoffman, pastor ofSt. Jude Church in Sandy Spring, Ga., where Operation Rescue rallies and non-violence training sessions were held; Father Da-niel Stack, "associate pastor of Holy Family parish in Marietta, Ga.; and Msgr. Michael J. Regan, pastor ofSt. John Evangelist parish in Carrollton, Ga.

THE STATUE of Our Lady of Fatima, top, enters St. Aline's Church, Fall River, during the 14th annual diocesan peace procession, heM Monday. Bottom: A scene from the following peace Mass, which had Bishop Daniel A. Cronin as principal celebrant and homilist. The event, which includes a mile-long march from St. Mary's Cathedral to St. Anne's, traditionally attracts thousands of diocesans. (Gaudette photos)

Seminary role discussed COLUMBUS, O~o (Nq Catholic seminaries must teach a clear theology of the priesthood, including the value of celibacy and the reasons why only men can be ordained, said Cardinal William W. Baum. The remarks by Cardinal Baum, head of the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Vatican agency which oversees Catholic seminary education around the world, were in a speech marking the IOOth birthday of the Pontifical College J osephinum in Columbus, the only papally chartered seminary in the United States. The cardinal was unable for health reasons to attend the cele-

bration, and his address was read by Boston Cardinal Bernard F. Law. Cardinal Baum spoke about a Vatican-mandated study of U.S. seminaries, which is under the authority of his congregation. Emerging from the study, he said, was the fact that the "most important" problem any seminary might face today is to have only "a rather vague idea of what the priesthood is all about." "We are not asking each seminary to work out its own model of the priesthood on a sort of do-ityourself basis," he said'. "We are not asking each seminarian to formulate his own theology of 'the

priesthood .... We are asking each seminary and each seminarian to bring out clearly the church's understanding of the priesthood." He cited four "hurdles" a seminary must overcome to communicate a clear view of the priesthood to students: "the rather generalized concept of ministry, the new emphasis on the common priesthood of all the faithful, the crisis of confidence in priestly celibacy, and the influence of pressure emanating from the movement for the ordination of women." On priestly celibacy, Cardinal Baum's text warned that the excepTurn to Page Six

Juli Loesch, a spokeswoman for Operation Rescue, said that during the first few days of the protest, police "used force and inflicted pain" as they arrested protesters. Although the police said they used only the amount of force necessary to clear paths to the entra'nces of "legitimate businesses," by the final two days of the rescues they had stopped using "compliance holds" - twisting arms or fingers or applying pressure to sensitive spots on either side of the neck. Police said at least two protesters were hospitalized temporarily. Archbishop Eugene A. Marino of Atlanta issued a statement Sept. 29 which said using non-violent resistance "in an attempt to rescue innocent victims from the fate of abortion" is a "courageous response to injustice." "Individuals committed to the defense of human life have every right to express their revulsion at the unrestricted slaughter of innocent children throughout our nation," the archbishop's statement said. He cautioned, however, that the protesters must express their outrage "only in the most loving and gentle manner, remaining scrupulously non-violent in every way physically, verbally and emotionally." . , Now that the "Siege of Atlanta" has ended, organizers of Operation Rescue are planning a "nationwide day of rescue" Oct. 29 in at least 30 cities, Ms. Loesch said.

Europe's problems spiritual, says pope STRASBOURG, France (Nq - Europ~ans mUst rediscover their Christian' heritage in order to overcome their moral and material crises, Pope John Paul·II said during his visit to Strasbourg" Oct. 8-to. Europe~s problems - including materialism, environmental pollution, the "disintegration" of the family and the decline in vocations - are ultimately problems of the spirit, the pope said during a weekend of speeches and meetings in the medieval city. Pope John Paul's first stop on the pastoral visit was at the Assembly Hall of the Council of Europe. There he told the 170 delegates of the world's "first ever international parliamentary assembly"

that Europe shares a "common identity" which "Christianity has helped to 'forge." In a speech to the European Human Rights Court and CommissiolJ., the pope praised the 1950 European Convention for Human Rights and the two institutions which it spawned. "The court and the commission form a unique judicial reality in international law," the pope said, because the 21 nations signing the human rights convention agreed to submit to their judgments. An evening rally at Strasbourg's Meinau soccer stadium attracted 45,000 enthusiastic young people from throughout Western Europe. The pope urged them "to be present wherever the world is being, Turn to Page 12


The Anchor Friday, Oct. 14, 1988

Obituaries Father Jahn

St. Anne's Hospital grate· fully acknowledges contri· butions that we have received to the Remembrance Fund during September, 1988. Through the remembrance and honor of these lives, St. Anne's can continue its "Caring With Excellence." .

Elizabeth V. Barrett, R.N. Magdalena S. Budzisz George Burns John Cairns Marie Anne Chouinard Rebecca Darlington Maria DaSilva Michael P. Donovan Joseph Falandys

BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin was recently visited by representatives of Misioneras Guadalupanas del Espiritu Santo, a Mexico-based community serving the Hispanic Apostolate of the Fall River diocese. From left, they are Sisters Felicitas Almanza, superior of all sisters in the U.S.; Isabel Escamilla, superior of Fall River diocesan sisters; and Estrella Arebalo, a general councilor in Mexico. (Motta photo)

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39 Fall River diocesan parishes will participate in the 34th annual Bishop's Charity Ball presentee program on Friday, Jan. 13, at White's of Westport. A young lady from each parish will be presented to Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, honored guest at the. social and charitable event. A listing by area follows: Attleboro: Holy Ghost, Attleboro; St. Mary, Mansfield; Sacred Heart, North Attleboro; S~ Mary, Norton. Cape and Islands: Our Lady of Victory, Centerville; Holy Redeemer, Chatham; Christ the King, Co-

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tuit; St. Francis Xavier, Hyannis; St. Peter, Provincetown; Corpus Christi, Sandwich; St. Pius X, South Yarmouth; St. Joseph, Woods Hole. Fall River: Our Lady of Angels, Fall River; Our Lady of Health, Fall River; Immaculate Conception, Fall River; Sacred Heart, Fall River; St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River; St. Jean the Baptist, Fall River; St. Mathieu, Fall River; St. Patrick, Fall River; St. Michael, Swansea; St. Patrick, Somerset; St. Dominic, Swansea. New Bedford: Holy Name, New Bedford; Mount Carmel, New Bedford; Sacred Heart, New Bedford; St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford; St. Casimir, New Bedford; St. James, New Bedford; St. Lawrence, New Bedford; St. Mary, South Dartmouth; St. Julie Billi-

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art, North Dartmouth; St. George, Westport; St. Patrick, Wareham. . Taunton: Sacred Heart, Taunton; St. Jacques, Taunton; St. Joseph, Taunton; St. Peter, Dighton; St. Joseph, North Dighton Working with the diocesan committee, Ball sponsors are the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Proceeds benefit diocesan summer camps for underprivileged and exceptional children and other charitable apostolates. Persons or organizations wishing to be listed in a commemorative booklet i~sued in conjunction with the ball may contact committee or Diocesan Council members or Vincentians. Listings may also be sent to the Bishop's Charity Ball Headquarters, 410 Highland Avenue, Post Office Box 1470, Fall River 02722, telephone 676-8943 or 676-3200. There are seven categories: Memorial, Very Special Friends, Guarantors, Benefactors, Bo·osters, Sponsors and Patrons. Tickets are distributed to donors in each category.

Funeral rites took place Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven, for Father Andrew Jahn, SS.Cc., 72, who died Oct. 7. The principal celebrant of the Mass of Christian Burial was Father William Heffron, SS.Cc., provincial superior for the Sacred Hearts Fathers. The homilist was Father William Davis, SS.Cc., a former provincial and now pastor of Sacred Heart parish, Hidalgo, Tex. Sister Mary Noel Blute, RSM, Episcopal Representative for Religious, represented Bishop Daniel A. Cronin at the liturgy and expressed the sympathy of the diocese to the Sacred Hearts community. Father Jahn, a native of Washington, D.C., was the son of the late Carl J. and Mary E. (Jouvenal) Jahn. He entered the Sacred Hearts community in 1939 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1944. For most of his religious life he conducted retreats and established the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in parishes throughout the nation. In 1963 he was named novice master at Sacred Hearts Seminary in Wareham, where he was in residence at the time of his death; and in 1973 he served as vicar-provincial of his community. His survivors include a brother, Francis Jahn of Lanham, Md.; a sister, Marianne Korizelman of Sea Girt,·N.J.; and several nieces ,and nephews. A memorial Mass will be offered for 'Father Jahn at 10·a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Wareham seminary.

Brother Farrell Brother Thomas S. Farrell, 76, in the early 1940s a teacher and fr,om 1949 to 1950 principal at the former Msgr. Prevost_High School in Fall River, died Oct. 8 in Canton, O. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for him today at the provincial house of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, Alfred, Maine. Born in Montreal Dec. 17, 1911, he entered religious life at age 12 and after completing his education served in many teaching and administrative posts, including his service at Prevost. In 1960 he was named founding president of Walsh College in Canton, where the institution's original building, College Hall, was renamed Farrell Hall in his honor. In 1970 he served as assistant director of Catholic Charities for the diocese of Youngstown, 0., then returning to Walsh College as a special assistant to the president. In 1985 he was named president emeritus of the instituti·on. Brother Farrell is survived by a brother, James, a Redemptorist priest in Toronto; a brother, Gerard, in Montreal; and a sister, Mary.

WASHINGTON (NC) - Violet, not blue, is the official liturgical color for advent, according to the newsletter of the U.S. bishops' Committee on the Liturgy. Blue has been proposed to "distinguish between the Advent season and the specifically penitential . Father William G. Campbell, season of Lent," the newsletter pastor of St. Dominic's Church, stated, but "the same effect can be Swansea, offered the Mass of achieved by following the official Christian Burial Tuesday for his color sequence ofthe church, which father, Manuel L. Campbell, 92, requires the use of violet for Advent who died Oct. 7. and Lent, while taking advantage Campbell was Ii lifelong member of the varying shades which exist of St. Augustine's Church, Vinefor violet." yard ·Haven, where his 'funeral The newsletter pointed out that rites took place. violefincludes a variety of shades He was born in St. Miguel, ranging from blue-violet to red- Azores, the son of the late Antone violet and said, "the bluer hues of and Philomena Campbell, and was violet might be used for Advent brought up in West Tisbury. and the redder shades for Lent." . An ardent athlete, he ran mara"Light blue vestments are not thons until age 45, competing in authorized for use in the United the Boston Marathon several times. States," the bishops' newsletter conHe operated a garage, service staNot God cluded, noting that an earlier edi- tion and transportation company on Martha's Vineyard and· was tion of the newsletter ruled out use "God does not die on the day of blue either for Advent or for active in many island organizations. . when we cease to believe in a perMarian feasts. In addition to his son, he is sur- sonal deity, but we die on the day The newsletter said the bishops' vived by his wife, Gabriella (M oniz) when our lives cease to be illumiCommittee on the Liturgy discussed Campbell; two daughters, Lolita nated by the steady radiance, reuse of blue for Advent last June Duarte of Vineyard Haven and newed daily, of a wonder, the but decided not to propose change Lucille Bennett of Fairhaven; and source of which is beyond all reain the liturgical color sequence. three granddaughters. son." - Dag Hammarskjold

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Abortion alternative DUBLIN, Ireland (NC) - An Irish bishops' agency that began as ,a telephone referral service now offers a wide variety of help to women with unwanted pregnan-

cies. The agency, Cura - Latin for care - offers free accommodation and medical care during pregnancy and arranges temporary foster care and short-term nursing care.


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OUTSIDE Holy Name Church, Fall River, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin congratulates Sister Rose de Lima Clark on her golden jubilee as a Sister of Mercy. For over 40 years she has worked with children at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, for the past 17 years as its administrator. Earlier she was an elementary school teacher. Sister Clark's jubilee Mass on Oct. 2 had Bishop Cronin as principal celebrant. The homilist and one ofthe concelebrants was Father Thomas L. Rita, a former St. Vincent's Home director, who noted that Sister Clark had prepared him for first communion. Among hymns at the Mass were "Ave Maria," sung by Edward Lambert, head of St. Vincent's department of social services; and "Panis Angelicus," sung by Fathers David Costa and Thomas Frechette. A banquet, hosted by family members, followed the Mass. Among presentations were citations from state officials and' the gift of a trip to Ireland, to be taken next September. (Gaudette photo)


Pastoral n'ot feminist, say bishop ST. LOUIS (NC) - Bishop Joseph L. Imesch, chairman ofthe U.S. bishops' committee writing.a national pa'stQnil retter on wQnu:rts concerns, has defended 'the letter's" first draft, saying it has no '·'feminist agenda." "The Daughters of Isabella are not feminist. Presidents of rosary and altar societies are not" radical feminists," Bishop Imesch, of Joliet, Ill., told Catholic newspaper editors in 8t. Louis during a Midwestern regional meeting of the Catholic Press Association. Leaders of those and similar women's groups participated in the'nationwide consultations preceding the first draft of the pastpral and "responded with great faith and great devotion that they love this church," he said. Bishop Imesch said that whether or not the,draft is approved by the nation's bishops, it has been "a very worthwhile effort 01) the part of the church in the Uni~ed States," He said the letter, as a.pastoral, is not involved in a discussion of women's ordination. It is aimed at pastoral issues, not theological change, he said, By con~ulting with women "we .

went to the experts," just as the bishops had consulted military and political experts. and ,economics experts in preparation for their" pastorals; on- :peace .and· 011 the economy, he said. A respondent at the session, Barbara Beckwith, managing editor. of St. Anthony Messenger,. said she fears the pastoral "may have the effect of freezing the status quo, of saying to women: this far and no further." She also urged that statements by women not be categorized ·as voices of affirmation or alienation when the draft is revised. They should simply be "voices of women," she said. Labeling. would seem to endorse opinions that "reflect back to the church a positive image of itself' and to decry those that "raise their points in anger and loyal dissent," Ms. Beckwith said. ,She deplored _pastoral, referen: ces to women's "proper role," "per~ . sonal vocation~' .and ."proper " "Here is going to be the sticking point, this insistence on the complementarity of men's and women's .. roles, instead of recognizing that

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OFFICIAL' Appointment His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, has appointed Reverend Arnold R. Medeiros as temporary Administrator of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Fall River. This appointment is effective on Friday, October 7, 1988 and will remain in effect during the illness of the Reverend Evaristo Tavares. .' ,.,'~.' 1:·


both men and women are made in the image of God," she said. '!'- se~Qnd re.~po~,dent~ Helen Hull Hitclfcock, called the~fraft "a dis:.. . astrously fla'wed document which is basically incoherent." . Although the document raises "profound and serious issues, it deals with them in a superficial way," she said. Mrs. Hitchcock is a leader of Women for F<!ith and Famiiy, which she helped found in 1984 to respond to the proposed pastoral letter and which has been highly critical of the first draft. She said it ignored the problems that Catholic women - both religious and laity - face because of a "pervasive anti-religious bias" in contemporary society. The document inadequately addresses the difficulties of parents regarding the moral and religious education of their children, and it does not take up the "serious erosion of women'sreJigious.orders," she said:.· . , ,.

Saying the rosary VATICAN CITY (NC)- In a recent Sunday Angelus talk, Pope John Paul II urged recitation of the rosary during October. . "To say the rosary means putting oneself in the school of Mary and learning from her, mother and d'isci pie of Christ," he said, By reciting the rosary, one does not just "repeat some formulas, but rather enters into a confidential conversation with Mary," he added. The pope said the recitation of the rosary "will unite hearts, relight the domestic hearth, fortify our hope and obtain for all the peace and the joy of Christ." .',1.

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the moori'l9-..., NBC's Media Mess The Olympic ideal is always being put to the test, as it was in Seoul where, despite the usual controversies, exaggerations and outright altercations, the gala ceremonies were worthy of an emerging nation and the awarding of medals followed the predicted course. What was not anticipated was the horrendous and disjointed coverage of NBC which, after a long battle for U.S. television rights to the games, provided what perhaps was one of the worst examples of programming ever inflicted on American audiences. First and foremost, NBC, in its rather monotonous efforts to be relevant, forgot that the Olympics is about sports. In fact, one wonders if network officials really intended to cover sports at all. The feeble attempts at it were a disaster. An event would be shown at its start but seldom at its completion. Competitions ran into each other at a pace defying imagination. It was like attending a buffet where the food has become mushy. On the positive side, one indeed had to admire the technical wizardry of the media, the pride of the host nation and the athletes themselves in all their youthful exuberance. This being said, everything else was downhill, due to the incompetence of NBC. The failure to approach the Olympics as a sporting event was the prime cause of the really poor coverage. The insistence on politicizing and nationalizing the games was more than obvious. Betweenjuvenile profiles, poor history and irrelevant asides, more time was spent on the trite mon~logues of Bryant Gumbel and the inane babblings of Maria Shriver than on any major gold medal event. The experts were more opinionated than the mythical gods of Mount Olympus. They spent more time tarnishing the gold, silver and bronze than polishing the hopes of brave men and women. Underlying all the muddle was the very annoying attempt to read political meaning into every action of every athlete. It was like attending a United Nations meeting where everyone sat around mumbling his or her party line. No wonder there's a cold war. NBC did all it could to convince us that east is east, west is west and every other place just doesn't count. Some will say that the reason for NBC's low ratings was the time difference between Seoul and the rest of the planet. The fact of the matter is that this made little real difference. People just got sick and tired of looking at the Today Show being broadcast from Korea. They wanted to see athletic eve.nts and medal ceremonies. What they got were commercials, commentary and criticism. . One cannot forget that at the bottom line the whole affair was a matter of big bucks. It is no wonder that sports have gone money mad and that athletes sell themselves to the highest bidder when the networks set the pace in their bidding for exclusive broadcast rights to athletic contests. In short, greed was the prime cause of the ratings nosedive taken by the Summer Olympics. As we look towards the' 1992 contests in Barcelona, let us hope that we have learned from the media mess of 1988. The Editor

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Activism replacing Gospel? ROME (NC) - The Vatican's top evangelization official, Cardi- . nal JozefTomko, has warned that the church's missionary role is being weakened by a sometimes misguided theological approach to interreligi01!.s dialogue. Cardinal Tomko criticized a number of Christian theologians who, he said, in "exalting" such dialogue were reducing faith in Christ and turning missionaries into mere social workers. The cardinal said there was an' urgent need for the church to give "a clear response" to the problems posed by such thinking, which he said has now spread to several continents. Cardinal Tomko, head of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, spoke at the recent opening of a major international conference on mission work in Rome. Dedicated to the theme, "Salvation Today," it was sponsored 'by the Urban University, which trains many church missionaries. In his 16-page, heavily footnoted address, Cardinal Tomko warned against a tendency to show respect for non-Christian religions without at the same time stressing the "unique and definitive" role of Jesus Christ in salvation. He said "announcing" the Gospel has beeri replaced in some areas by a dialogue that reduces missionary work to social action. "This reduction of evangelization has occurred on several continents and in several countries. It has been justified in various ways, but always beginning from tw.o presuppositions which need reevaluation: first, that every religion is a way of salvation; second, that dialogue should be sought with other religions," he said. In this approach, he said, "there is a common tendency to eclipse or reduce the role of Christ, the church and the announcement of the Gos-

pel, and to focus evangelization's activity and aims on constructing the kingdom of God - which is sometimes undefined and at other times identified with social wellbeing, justice, peace and love." He cited an example from Asia, in which a group of Catholic missionaries decided to withdraw from active pastoral work rather than present Christianity as "a religion imposed from above." They are now collaborating with non-Christians in social and economic pro'grams, he said. The direct result of their action was a "weakening of missionary momentum" in Asia, he said. Another example, the cardinal said, was in Latin America among native Indian peoples, where some missionaries' thinking goes like this: "The Indians are living happily and with easy consciences within their own customs. Therefore, why disturb their good faith with the severe requirements of Christian morality, which would be too difficult for them and would cause them spiritual worry? Besides, the Indians save themselves by following their own consciences." Among theologians singled out by the cardinal was Paul Knitter, a former priest and Divine Word missionary who is now a professor oftheology at Xavier University in Cincinnati. His works, including a 1987 book, "The Myth of Christian Uniqueness, Toward a Pluralistic Theology of Religions," have been' published by Orbis Books, which is run by the Maryknoll missionary order. The cardinal critiqued Knitter's presentation of Christianity in relation to other religions, saying it overemphasized the "well-being of humanity" as the common ground of salvation. "Exalting interreligious dialogue, Knitter arrives at reducing faith in Christ to an ambiguous earthly well-being," Tomko said.

He also criticized the view, attributed to Knitter, that "the primary mission of the church is not salvation business, but that of serving and promoting the kingdom of justice and love." Such thinking has reached thepoint, the cardinal said, that even missionary institutions appear uncertain about their main task. He cited a recent article in a U.S. magazine titled "Maryknoll's Changing Concept of Mission," in which the order's goal was described as discovering faith and goodness that already exists among. people, rather than establishing the church and announcing Christianity to them. Cardinal Tomko said the works of Indian Jesuit Father Michael Amaladoss, who has written extensively about Eastern religions, also portray the new missionary focus as the "kingdom of God" here on earth. "This is the mission in which the church is supposed to collaborate - with dialogue, inculturation and liberation; strangelY, but signifi. cantly. proclaiming or announcing (the Gospel) is omitted here," the cardinal said. The work of Father Amaladoss and other Asian theologians ends up by "relativizing" the role of the church in salvation, Cardinal Tomko said. Some ofthese theories, he added, "have need of a thorough critical evaluation, above all regarding the kingdom of God and the relationship of dialogue to mission." In a press conference the day before, Cardinal Tomko had also warned about some missionaries who "abandon the Gospel to dedicate themselves exclusively to social and political action." He said he recognized the Second Vatican Council's call for a positive and respectful attitude toward . other religions. But he said this means Christians must first of all have a clear sense of their own identity.

How far's too far? Back when I was teaching high school English, I had a fun-loving sophomore who delighted in witticisms and practical jokes. I enjoyed him because he added some spice to the class. However, like many 15-yearolds, he sometimes stepped over the line and I had to nudge him back. One day I said, "Mark, this time you've gone too far." With genuine and serious interest, he looked at me and said, "How far is too far?" It's a question all in authority face at one time or another, be they parents, teachers, bishops, judges or law enforcers. When does a parade become a mob? When does protest become disrespect? When does a joke become punishable? ,"I was just frying to be funny," sobs an outraged 12-year-old who buried his sister's doll to the head in the sand and shot BBs at it as his sister screamed. "Can't you take a joke?" a 16year-old sneers at a parent who finds his remarks insulting. "Come on. I was just teasing," says a parent who has just humiliated a child by laughing at her weight or complexion. How far is too far in rescuing children from facing the consequences of their neglect or actions? Is it too far to take the budding shoplifter back to the store to confess the crime or is it not far enough?

These are troubling questions for parents, ones we face daily to some degree. We can't possibly set rules for every incident that may arise but dealing with them oneby-one leads to exhaustion. Since parent tolerance varies from family to family, I suggest a skeletal list of"too fars" which can be posted and supplemented when necessary. It can offset hours of argumentation and conflict. The kids should be able to add to the list, too. They aren't the only ones in the family who go too far. Here's a sample list that might end up on the refrigerator. You've Gone Too Far When... I. You make someone hurt or cry by what you say or do. 2. You show disregard for another's property or privacy. 3. You hit, bite, scratch, or pull hair. 4. You say "Because I say so" as a reason. 5. You agree to something and then refuse to hold up your end of the bargain. 6. You refuse to be responsible for your words or actions. 7. You blame someone else for your bad mood. 8. You are mean to the pets. 9~ You won't listen to both sides of the argument. 10. You say, "I don't care if it . isn't fair." You've Not Gone Far Enough When... I. You say, "I'm sorry" when you're not.

Looking sin in eye Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco of the Last Judgment leaves no doubt about the horrible consequences of sin. The faces of the damned figures reflect a vivid and frightening realization of the loss of heaven. With such images of the result of wrongdoing before them, most people would react by putting the idea of sin into their subconscious and leaving it there. In his 1973 book titled "Whatever Became of Sin?" Dr. Karl Menninger observed that from the time of President Eisenhower until then, no U.S. president had mentioned sin publicly. When we hear of murders, robberies or embezzlements, they are usually referred to as crimes, not sins, he noted. Menninger urged people to become more aware of sin. Such an awareness is "a sign of hope because it demands personal responsibility and gives us something definite to fix." Pope John Paul II senses the indifference that Menninger described. In order to make the church aware of this indifference, he is emphasizing the importance of the sacrament of penance. Because of the pope's concern, we are going to see a renewed effort in the church to study the nature of sin and the healing power of the sacrament of penance. In the Old Testament, sin'was a transgression against God's will. The Hebrews had made a covenant and, like a spouse, they were expected to remain faithful to God. In Genesis, sin is a break in this relationship as well as a desire to be autonomous, to be free from filial obligations to God. The

Tower of Babel demonstrates how its builders sought to rival God and how they had become indifferent and forgetful of him. This rupture led to a tragic division between brothers and sisters - a breakdown in relationships within the human family. Although it is our personal disposition that leads to sin, it is abetted by an outside personal power

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2. You walk OlJt of the room as a way of settling an argument. 3. You don't clean up what you spill or break. 4. You don't write thank-you notes without being nagged.

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Q. Some time after the pope's visit to the United States, a friend showed me a newspaper quote from a Protestant bishop saying 6. You don't do your chores that the Holy Father "speaks for without a struggle. all of us'in his moral message to 7. You're ready to eat but not the' world." help in the kitchen. What did he mean? Surely he is not saying that his denomination 8. You're too tired 'to listen. accepts the pope as head of the 9. You say. "Because he's young- , church~ (North Carolina) er than you." A. In my 34 years as a priest I have read about and participated 10. You don't say thanks. in numerous dialogues with clergy Some of these may relate to and other leaders of Christian your family, some not. But it's churches. worth the time to compile a list I have a strong impression that and post it so when the situation increasing numbers of both noncomes up, a parent doesn't have to Catholic and Catholic Christians present a dissertation but say, "Go feel the need for someone who at look at the list." least in essentials can speak in the As I have written earlier, rehasname of the worldwide Christian comunity. sling a family issue day after day insures stress. Utilizing a simple Such individuals believe that, method like the list can help defuse .while we have our internal differfamiliar situations. With a list, too ences as Christians, they are relafar is too far because the family tively insignificant in the face of says, so. the cosmic evils that threaten human society - massive starvation, wholesale terrorism and other disregard for human life, the threat of By nuclear destruction of life on earth and so on. Certainly there is no question FATHER that the Christian message to the rest of the world and even to ourEUGENE selves is severely handicapped by the fragmentation and bickering HEMRICK between Christians. Many Protestant leaders who would never consider calling the Holy Father "head of the church" aptly named Satan or the devil. nevertheless speak of him as the C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Let- only person in sight who can speak ters" portrays well the machina- to the rest of the human race as something like a world leader of tions of the Evil One. The seven deadliest sins are envy, Christians. In that sense he may be, and in anger, pride, sloth, avarjce, gluttony and lust. Pope Gregory the fact often seems to be, a moral Great put pride at the head of the spokesman even for many who are list, considering it at the root of all not Catholic. That he would be other sins. . officially recognized as such is not The result of sin is a sense of likely in the foreseeable future. Q. My husband, a Protestant, guilt and the gnawing of a conscience that tells us we are not at and I will be married 32 years this one with our inner self. Our year. We married only after we strongest means of righting our- agreed together that our children selves is to. take advantage of the would be raised as Catholics, which through the years he has helped to grace God showers on us daily. do beautifully. Both our children are deaf. (For years I was blamed for this because I did not marry a Catholic! That NEW ORLEANS (NC) - Pope was people's small thinking in the John Paul Irs 1987 visit to New 1950s.) Orleans influenced the spiritual If not for him, our children life of the city's people, according would not be the fine and wellto a newspaper survey. A Times- educated people they are. Picayune poll of residents in OrI thought we would be buried leans and Jefferson parishes - the side by side. However, he wants to largest of eight civil parishes within be buried at sea since he was in the the New Orleans archdiocese submarine force for many years. I found that 75 percent of those respect his wishes, but now have interviewed believe Pope John mixed emotions concerning my Paul's trip spurred spiritual re- own burial. I know I could still be newal. Of Catholics surveyed 83 buried separately, of course. But percent rated the trip successful. could I be buried at sea too? (Hawaii} ~~ A. I am happy for you. Even with the hardships, you and your GOD'S ANCHOR HOLD' husband obviously have been (blessed with a go.od life togetjter. ----- - -- -I hope you are aware that even 5. You don't apologize to those you have hurt.

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By FATHER JOHN DIETZEN though your husband is not Catholic, you and he could be buried together in a Catholic cemetery or in another cemetery. If he continues his present desire, the solution you mentioned is a possibility. While burial in the ground, according to common tradition in our Western culture, remains the preferred Catholic way of burial to safeguard our respect for the body, other kinds of burial or dealing with the body are not ruled out. Burial at sea never has been condemned by the church. It is true that usually it occurs in times of war or other emergency, but nothing inherently forbids it. According to the church's tradition and regulations, "the bodies of the faithful, which were temples ofthe Holy Spirit, should be shown honor and respect." Provision also is made for the full funeral rite, including the commendation of the body, in those cases where it is physically or morally impossible for the body of the deceased person to be present (Introduction, Rite of Funerals). I'm sure you are aware that even cremation, with full funeral rites, is possible for Catholics, provided of course that no irreligious reason lies behind the decision. Several organizations arrange for burial at sea. Probably your husband could obtain some reliable suggestions through his contacts in the Navy. A fl'.ee brochure outlining marriage regulations in the Catholic Church and explaining the promises in an interfaith marriage is available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Father John Dietzen, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen at the same address.

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Action welcomed WASHINGTON (NC}-Church and pro-life leaders welcomed recent Congressional action to affirm the Hyde amendment banning most Medicaid funding of abortions. The House of Representatives voted 216-166 to uphold the ban, which forbids federal Medicaid funding of abortion except if the woman's life is endangered. The

Senate had voted 73-19 to begin permitting use of Medicaid funds for abortions in cases of rape or incest when the crime is promptly reported. But 'after the House's insistence on the Hyde amendment, the Senate voted 47-43 to kill its proposal for rape and incest exceptions.

T B HAULING THE CATHOLIC Charities Appeal and the Hudner Oncology Center at Fall River's St. Anne's Hospital benefited from the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost held in August at Kennedy Park, Fall River. Carlos de Sousa, left, Holy Ghost committee secretary, and Cesar Sousa, third from left, committee vice-president, both members'of St. John of God parish, Somerset, give $2,000 to Charities Appeal director Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, and $1,000 to Thomas Lynch, St. Anne's executive vice-president. The American Red Cross also received $1,000. De Sousa said that Azoreans have special devotion to the Holy Ghost and noted that Dr. Joao Bosco Mota Amaral, president of the regional government of the Azores, attended this year's celebration. (Motta photo)



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Continued from Page One tions under which the church has ordained some married converts who were ministers "are few and rare. They are not the thin end of the wedge, preparing the Western C!turch for married priests in genera!." . He said that "celibacy is under attack," with many people arguing that it cannot work. But he said that when such problems arose in the past, the solution was not "to authorize a married priesthoo.d, but to rediscover the meaning, the worth and the discipline of celibacy." He said that renewed emphasis on the common priesthood of the faithful has led to confusion about the nature of ordained priesthood. "There is only one priesthood, that of Jesus Christ," which is shared with all the baptized "in a general way" but is shared "in a specific,' distinctive way" in the ordained priesthood, he said. Bishop Malone Also addressing the subject of seminary training was Bishop


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James W. Malone of Youngstown, 0., who spoke at the 25th anniversary of a regional seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla. "The individualism that touches all persons and the spirit of competition that seems to be present among men work against the attitude of self-giving and against bon9ing to a community that is an essential to a priestly spirituality," said Bishop Malone, a former president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Other "factors which mark our times" and pose challenges for seminary programs, he said, include the decreasing number of priests, the growth of lay ministries, shifts in Catholic population and tensions over what the church should be. "We must be aware," Bishop Malone said, "that in any social organism which experiences an undesired change, suth as our reduction in the number of priests, those remaining in the priesthood experience both a grieving and a certain defensiveness." The feelings can lead "some who come to the seminary to find solace and comfort in a nostalgic return to the practices and attitudes of a former time," the bishop said. "While such a movement is understandable, it is not acceptable," he said, noting that priests who cling to the past "will be sources of alienation and division, and ultimately will be rejected." The bishop also said that opportunities must be made for seminarians to interact with women. "Inability to be comfortable with and accepted by women who are peers or parishioners should preclude a man from being called to the pres~yterate," he said. The growth of lay ministries, he contiriued, needs to be understood in terms of "a vision of church which prizes coresponsibility, collaboration and empowerment." But he warned that priests must avoid becoming managers and not ministers or escaping to the world of "one-on-one ministry" and letting others lead the community. Proclaiming the Gospel, leading worship, offering care and service

WASHINGTON (NC) - Fourteen national organizations of church workers have begun a study of compensation for non-ordained ministers, concerned that the church is losing lay ministers because of poor wage and benefit packages, said the project's director. Representatives from the organizations recently met in Washington to begin work on the project, said Michael Lebrato, project director and executive secretary of the National Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education. The goal is to develop policy recommendations and guidelines for just wages based on "comparable worth," what a church minister would earn for a comparable job in a secular organization, Lebrato said. The guidelines will be developed after research on current practices is completed by Philip Shervish of the Institute for Social Justice at the Catholic University of America. The study, funded by the Lilly Endowment, will cover positions held by an estimated 20,000-30,000 lay employees of parishes, agencies and dioceses, Lebrato said. For more than to years, he said, the diocesan directors' conference has been passing resolutions urging justice in the compensation of professional church workers. The need for better health and retirement benefits has been highlighted at recent gatherings, he said. "Other organizations were raising the same issues," he said, so the study now covers "the whole gamut of church ministers," Catholic school teachers, Catholic Charities' social workers, parish liturgy directors, professionals at Catholic health care facilities and youth ministers. In addition to the Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, organizations involved in the study include the National Association of Lay Ministers, National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, National Catholic Educational Association, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. Also the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Family Life Ministers, National Pastoral Musicians Association, National Federation of Catholic Youth Minis- . ters, Catholic Charities U.S.A., National Institute for the Family, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

New TV program NEW YORK (NC) - Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York is featured in a new television program, "Face to Face w~t~ J~hn Cardinal O'Connor. Ongmatmg from the cardinal's study in his residence behind St. Patrick's Cathedral, it airs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on New York station WNYW, owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch. I II I I II I II I I I II I II I I I I I II I II II I I I I I I I I

and exercising leadership are still the main roles of a pastor, he said; but "it is self-evident that the style of pastoring has changed and will continue to change." .

Clergy golf tourney results Diocesan pastors and parochial vicars, priests in special ministry and retired priests participated in the 1988 Clergy Golf Tournament, held recently at the Easton Country Club. Diocesan championship honors went to Father John J. Steakem pastor of Immaculate Conceptio~ parish, Taunton. Father Steakem won the low gross trophy by posting a run of pars and birdies on the back nine. With handicap adjustments made to scores, the low net award went "Each year IteU him to just write a check to to Father Edward McIsaac, chapthe Propagation of the Faith for World lain at Fall River's Rose Haw. thorne Lathrop Home, who narM_I_·S_sl_·o_n_S_u_n_da_y_._" .J rowly edged out Father William .. - O'Reilly. Best score for a retired .priest was posted by Father Roland Boule. Best score among pastors was taken by Father John Magnani, St. Mary's, Norton. Father opened informal village schools, George Scales, St. Mary's, MansIn 1977, Gratian Mundadan becollecting children under a tree field, copped the trophy for best came bishop of Bijnor, an area in and teaching them to read and score by a parochial vicar. the Himalaya mountains of India. write. Providing health care to the' , Msgr. Thomas Harrington, pasIt is a very holy place to believers villagers also gave them the oppor- tor.ofSt. Joseph parish, Taunton, in Hinduism, the dominant faith tunity to be Jesus' presence to claimed a novelty shot category of India. The Ganges, the Hindu trophy for the front nine. Father them.' sacred river, has its source in that Describing tl}e relationship of Raymond Graham, SMM, pastor part of the nation. Catholics and Hindus, Bishop ofSt. Peter's parish, Dighton, took "We had nothing," he says of his arrival to serve Bijnor with two Mundadan says: "We dialog, talk. back nine honors. Nearest-to-the-pin awards were priests and a small community of They may not be with us in their won by Father Stanley Wlodyka, sisters. "Just like the apostles, we heart of hearts, but we share." And they travel. The priests, OFM Conv., for the first nine, and had only the shoes on our feet, the brothers and sisters now serving Father Lucio Philippino, pastor of clothes on our backs." There were no Catholic institu- the area climb the mountains to Immaculate 'Conception parish, tions in Bijnor when Bishop Mun-' bring Jesus' Good News to the hill North Easton, for the back. "Most promising newcomer" dadan came and no Catholics. The dwellers. Today, not even one percent of award went to Father George Alpeople were, as could be expected, wary of their new neighbors. So Bijnor's four million people are meida, pastor of East Taunton's the bishop and his companions Catholic. But the bishop is not dis- Holy Family parish. Dinner, at an area restaurant had to start slowly. "We had to coutaged. "God has not yet decided look for entry points," he explains. that the time has come," he says. socializing, and, according to on~ They found them in the areas of "But he has given us great hope for die-hard b~seball fan, rooting for edu.cation and health care. They tomorrow, for nothing is impossi- the Red Sox followed the tournament. ble with God." On Oct. 23, World Mission Sun"New England ho.l/lilallly day, when you are asked to conwllh a European Flair" tribute to the Propagation of the Faith for the Church's mission to DENVER (NC) - Sister of the world, know that you are supLoretto Rosemary Wilcox, vice porting the work of many misBed (!:» Breakfast chancellor of the Denver archdiosioners like Bishop' Mundadan. cese since 1984, was recently Give generously so that the entire named archdiocesan chancellor by world may hear Jesus' Good News! Archbishop J. Francis Stafford. 495 Wesl Fdlmourh thghu'ay She is the first woman to hold (Route 28A) r.o Box 895 that position in the archdiocese West Fa/molilh. Ma. 025i-l and one of a few U.S. women Open year round chancellors. (508) 540-7232 She succeeds Father Edward M. Sales And Service Hoffmann, who was appointed moderator of the archdiocesan OUR LADY'S Fall River's Largest curia and vicar general of the archdiocese. RELIGIOUS STORE Display of TV s A former Catholic school teacher Mon. . Sat. 10:00 - 5:30 P.M. RCA - ZENITH. SYLVANIA and principal, Sister Wilcox joined 1196 BEDFORD STREET GIFTS the archdiocesan staff in 1969 as director of education. She became 673-9721 CARDS assistant director of administration and planning in 1973 and was BOOKS named vice chancellor in 1984. 673-426~

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The Jesuit community at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, met last Friday wilh Society of Jesus superior general Most Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach. Jesuits from all over New England gathered at Boston College for the meeting. Father Kolvenbach, whose headquarters are in Rome, has led the 25,OOO-member community for five years. The Jesuitsjoined him in prayer and participated in a question and answer session. Father Kolvenbach was also scheduled to meet with the order's 10 U.s. provincials in Cohasset.

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By Msgr. Vincent M. Walsh Everything was going well with my charismatic involvement. On Friday nights, I attended the St. Boniface group, and on Saturday evenings, our .newly formed Merion Prayer Group was flourishing. Suddenly the prophetic word began to come clearly and frequently "You are to go to My priests." That was the farthest thought from my mind. I enjoyed prests - working with them, socializing with them, and enjoying their friendship. However, trying to lead them spiritually into the charismatic renewal didn't seem to be my gift. Yet, the prophetic words continued to come - that God wanted me to focus my efforts on priests. Finally, in the fall of 1972, I gathered a few priests and spoke about meeting regularly to pray together charismatically. We began on Saturday mornings at various rectories. Many Saturdays, only two or three gathered. Eventually, since most of the priests in the group worked at the Archdiocesan Office Center, we moved the prayer meeting to Friday, after work. After our priest meeting, I would rush up to help lead the St. Boniface Prayer Group. Again, the prophetic word came, instructing me to leave the St. Boniface prayer group and concentrate on the priests. Deep in my heart I knew that word was from God. St. Boniface was the heart of my charismatic involve-

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Dear Editor: Many thanks to Antoinette Bosco for writing the article that appeared some time ago, "Do Our Teens Condone Date Rape?" In it, she reported the shocking results of a survey done by the Rape Crisis Center in Rhode Island. Parents, teachers and pastors who read this article should wake up to the fact that the lives of our children are being ruined by the society they must live and grow up in. All of us are continuously bombarded by sex on TV, videos, in films and magazines and need to be selective knowing how these affect us even as adults. Complicated and touchy as the subject may be, it needs to be addressed by the church. Public schools are teaching how not to get pregnant and how not to get AIDS but not how to develop responsible behavior, self-esteem and respect for others as they make decisions involving the use of their sexual freedom. The only voi~e they are hearing

ment. At this point, the priests other priests joined and the meetwere secondary. That had to ings flourished. From this group came an annual Charismatic change. Priests' Conference, held for 12 So, I made the very difficult decision to leave St. Boniface. In- years now, which gathers about 120 priests from Philadelphia and stead of that large prayer group, I had only a handful of priests who from other dioceses along the East were struggling to pray together . Coast. An even greater goal has been each week. Yet, within myself, I found the definite help of the Spirit accomplished - the close working together of laity and priests. Most to work with these priests. Gradually the priest group be- Philadelphia priests, even if not came settled and we officially actively involved in the renewal, opened in April 1973. Since then, accept it as a legitimate expression every'Thursday night, priests have of Catholic spirituality. Also, the .gathered for prayer. Due to changes people don't categorize priests as of assignment and other duties, being "in the renewal" or "not in some priests have been forced to the renewal". The people in chaend their weekly involvement. But rismatic renewal love their priests whether they happen to be perr, sonally involved or not. One man recently said, "People in the renewal don't care if the Mass is celebrated by a charismatic prit<st or not. What they love is the Mass itself." On another occasion, the pastor of a large parish wanted to thank all the people who offered their volunteer services. He gathered them together fo~ a dinner. The surprise at the gathering was that a large percentage of those at the dinner were involved in the renewal. Jesus said, '~You can tell a tree by its fruit" (Mt 7:20). An important "test of the fruits" of this renewal is that laity and priests come together in charity rather than separate into division.

MSGR. WALSH is that of society telling them that the world revolves around sex and there is no audible voice to contradict it. Our silence speaks very loudly. It sends out a message that we go along with the sex culture of today. I would like the parents of our grandchildren to have more support from the church in this area than we had. Since such support does not seem to be·in the immediate future, we have decided to combine our efforts and do the best we can using a program for teen chastity that has been approved by the Illinois Catholic Conference and highly recommended by the past director of the Chicago Archdiocesan Pro-Life Office. I thank God for this program. Hopefully, our efforts will soon be supported and we will not be numbered among the many weary and discouraged parents who have tried so hard to teach their children to value their sexuality and to respect the Church's teaching without any significant help. Pauline L'Heureux Seekonk

Abortion Dear Editor: The Providence Journal of Oct. I carried an article on its editorial

Msgr. Walsh is the vicar for charismatic prayer groups of the Philadelphia archdiocese. page by Richard Cohen, a columnist of the Washington Post. Mr. Cohen argued with George Bush on his anti-abortion stand. The columnist is staunchly "prochoice." And he argues, quite convincingly: "If the issue is the murder of the innocent unborn, then why should rape or incest be an exception? The fetus conceived by rape is also innocent and unborn. Once you have allowed an exception, you _are conceding that there are times when the mental health of the mother, her well-being is paramount. That, in essence, is all the pro-choice people argue. Everything else is propaganda and hype." Mr. Cohen, by his very logic, shows how right is the position of the Catholic Church. If abortion is murder, then. we can allow no exception. It is always wrong. Any exception may be dubbed political expediency, based on emotion, not reason. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. This is not to say we should not be compassionate and concerned for girls and women in difficult, even heartrending situations. But murder is not the answer. There are better ways to deal with problem pregnancies. Father Pierre E. Lachance, OP St. Anne 'Shrine, Fall River

Hispanic dropout rate high This article continues a series of articles on Hispanic Catholics in the United States. By bilingual National Catholic News Service reporter'Laurie Hansen, they are meant to renect the variety of the Hispanic presence. The "De' Colores" logo comes from a Spanish folJlsong used as a theme song during the popular Cursillo retreat, which originated in Spain. The lyrics of ~'De Colores" speak of universality and racial harmony. WASHINGTON (NC) - Hispanic Catholic leaders and educators in the Northeast, alarmed at the high Hispanic dropout rate, say it should concern the entire nation and be an agenda item for the V.S. church. Sixty-two percent of Hispanics in New York state drop out before high school graduation, according to a 1986 study by the state's university system. Recent studies peg the national Hispanic dropout rate at anywhere from 19 to 50 percent. And V.S. Census Bureau data indicate that nationally 52 percent of Hispanics over 25 did not complete high school. Marcelo R. Fernandez-Zayas, bilingual education director for Washington, D.C., public schools for 17 years, said that unemployed black and Hispanic dropouts comprise the majority of those imprisoned in the Vnited States today. The No. I challenge facing Hispanics, said Pablo Sedillo, director of the V .S. bishops' Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs, is to "continue to encourage our young to stay in school." "We must continue to ask parents to make the sacrifices necessary to see that t~eir kids get a good education," he said. To educate a child in the public school system costs an average of $4,000 per year per child, Fernandez-Zayas said, while keeping a person in jail costs $13,000 annually. When students drop out of school "they don't stop consuming," he said, adding that if they cannot get jobs, V.S. taxpayers will support them via welfare programs. The high fertility rate of I) .S. Hispanics and heavy Hispanic immigration to the V nited States coupled with the low fertility rate of non-Hispanics means that "the

generation that's retiring is going to have to depend on young Hispanics" to pay into the Social Security system to support them, Fernandez-Zayas said. Another concern, he said, is how informed the future V .S. electorate will be if pains are not taken to educate Hispanic youth. A generation ago when the V nited States was an industrial society, Fernandez-Zayas said, students could "drop out of school and drop into the labor force." But today, he said, they "drop into a vacuum" because it's impossible to "even get many entry-level jobs without knowledge of computers." He said the young people unprepared for today's job force are puzzled. "They com~ in and we talk for hours. They, question what's happening. They say someone changed the rules of the game. Today even McDonald's is computerized," said Fernandez-Zayas.

"This is not an Hispanic problem or a black problem. It's everybody's problem," he stressed. In Washington, FernandezZayas said, the problem is intensified because so many Hispanic students are recent immigrants. For'instance, the Washington metropolitan area is home to an estimated 70,000 to 150,000 Salvadorans, the majority of whom came after 1982. In the diocese of Brooklyn, N. Y., said Auxiliary Bishop Rene A. Valero, lack of funds has forced the closing of a number of Catholic schools. He said that if it is not economically feasible for the church to provide Catholic education for Hispanic children, it should act as an advocate for them in the public school system. Even when Catholic schools are

available, tuition can be prohibitive. A principal of a New York City Catholic elementary school, who did not want to be identified, said she would like to see tuitipn at her school reduced, adding that she worried about "how much of it is paid with drug and prostitution, money." "If I have five kids and am just managing to pay the bills, how ani I going to pay [Catholic school] tuition, lunch, uniform and transp.ortation?" asked Encarnacion Padilla Armas, a retired director of New York's Commission of Housing and Development and a former staffer in the V .S. bishops' Secret~riat for Hispanic Affairs. "Yes, in some parishes they have scholarships - but one, two or five scholarships don't solve the problem.," said Mrs. Padilla. To attack the dropout problem, the church must "work within public schools and Catholic schools, and with public officials to promote education," said Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M. "We must join task forces. We - as bishops - could do more," he said, by "taking the initiative in calling people together to work out solutions." If nothing is done, said Sedillo, "we're going to lose a whole generation and poverty. will perpetuate itself." "This country will suffer greatly," he warned.

Message marks "Dia de la Raza" NEW YORK (NC) - The Hispanic bishops of the Northeast in an annual message have urged Hispanics to form a new culture by . blending the best of their heritage with the best of what they find in the V nited States. The message was written for the Oct. 12 observance of the "Dia de la Raza," a celebration of heritage, values and religion in Latin America that is known as Hispanidad Day in the Vnited States. Considered to be the day in 1492 that Spaniards first arrived in the Americas, Oct. 12 is celebrated as the anniversary of the evangelization of the New World.


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BISHOP Cronin, left, top to bottom, blesses the church cornerstone, sprinkles the congregation with blessed water as a sign ofrepentance and reminder of their baptisms and anoints the altar with chrism. Right, -top to bottom: St. John's choir; parish youth representatives present gifts in the context of a liturgical dance; Father Harrison greets dedication attendees.

"We have allowed ourselves to be transformed by God's love!" So said Father George E. Harrison, pastor of St. John Neumann parish, East Freetown, at Monday's liturgy of dedication for that community's new church. Welcoming Bishop Daniel A. Cronin, the service's prin~ipal celebrant, Father Harrison pointed out that even though the dedication was the culmination- "of working towards our worthwhile goal, now it is that the real construction begins. "We must never allow ourselves to forget," the pastor said, "that this is a place of transformation, a place of conversion." Father Harrison pledged parish commitment "to allow God to continue what he has so wonderfully begun." Bishop Cronin thanked all who had worked to build the church and asked the standing room only crowd to express their gratitude to Father Harrison for his efforts. A lengthy standing ovation followed. Calling the ceremony "delightful, joyful and spiritually enriching," the bishop /'

explained the rite of dedication so that all present might more fully appreciate what ~ was happening. "Let your minds just wander a bit in ho.lY reflection as you watch the rite take place," he told the gathering. Bishop Cronin also stressed that St. John Neumann's children were the real "beneficiaries of all we are doing here today." And those youngsters were not short on appreciation. "I think the people who made the church are nice and they did a good job and everything," said Gary Carrier II, 81f2. "It's nice, 'cause it's bigger than the other church and there's more seats and everything." Parishioner Laurie Silveira offered an adult's view. "This is important," Mrs. Silveira said, watching dozens of priest concelebrants exit the church as the liturgy closed. "It means a lot to our people. "This is just what we need."

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Teens want more freedom By Dr. James and Mary Kenny Dear Mary Kenny: How do teen-agers gain our parents' trust? Our parents treat us like 2-yearolds. Both me and my sister (14 and 16)are A students, trustworthy, responsible and well-mannered. My mother doesn't want us to go anywhere at night. I can understand her worrying, but such paranoia is ridiculous. (Hawaii) You sound like model children of whom any parents can be proud. Your parents might be strict with you. not because they do not trust you, but because they want you to stay the way you are. If such is the case, being good, responsible children will not get you any more privileges. It will only indicate to your parents that they are raising you well and nothing should change. If your parents are happy the way things 'are and change appears very risky to them, you have a difficult challenge. Here are some ideas that might help convince your parents to see things your way. The first principle in trying to change someone is to start where that person is at the moment. In other words, at this point you do not ask whether you can llttend a rock concert. Your parents are not ready for that. The request which your parents

might honor is letting you have friends come to your house. Ask if you can have friends over in the evening. Continue to do this until your parents know your friends and are comfortable with them. If you let your parents know your friends, they might then let you go to their houses. Obviously, when and if you are permitted out at night, strict honesty is the policy. Tell your parents where you are going and let them know if your plans change. In this way you demonstrate that you are responsible and trustworthy. Attending school activities is another way to begin to get privileges. Some parents are willing·to let their children attend school events, but will not permit their children simply to go "out." Church activities also fall into the 'acceptable category for most parents. Ask to attend specific school or church events, tell your parents where you are going and when you will be home, and stick to your word. Finally, some parents will let you be with others when they know the family. Start by asking to go places with friends whose parents are known to your parents. Bring your parents to school or community events where they can meet the parents of your friends. You and your friends can arrange

the introductions and stay with them for a while to be sure both sets of parents meet and get to visit. If you find you are extremely restricted, go to an adult you trust whom your parents also might trust. Maybe an adult relative will help you. Ask for this person' support in presenting your case to your parents. First, document your case. That is, write down specific privileges that other youths have which you do not. Saying "I can't go out" is not enoiJgh. Find out what rules your friends have: What evenings can they'go out; where can they go; when must they be home. Get specific names, places and times. Compare their rules to your rules. Then with the help of your adult friend, explain your problem to your parents. To sum up: try having friends over, introducing your friends and their parents to your parents, attending school and church events, and enlisting the aid of a sympathetic adult. Taking positive, reasonable actions may impress your parents and persuade them that you are able to handle greater responsibility. Reader questions on family living and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address the Kennys, Box 872, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

Preparing the way for unborn children By Antoinette Bosco Can a woman's thoughts -and feelings affect the mental and physical soundness of her unborn baby - even a child she has imagined but not yet conceived? A new book, "The Child of your Dreams," by Laura Archera Huxley with Piero and Paola Ferruci (CompCare Publishers), explores the possibilty of parents-to-be influencing a child long before birth. Its approach is somewhat philosophical and decidedly poetic. In recent years much has been learned about the world of the unborn. But what of the world of the unconceived? This is uncharted territory. The book suggests that if a woman approaches conception and 'pregnancy with inner peace and reverence for life, she enhances the development of her future child. Mrs. Huxley is the wife of the late philosopher-scientist Aldous Huxley. In "The Child of Your Dreams," she challenges would-be parents to "explore the myriad but all too frequently neglected psychological and spiritual dimensions of having a child. "Free from conflict and full of love," she maintains, "you can positively influence the mental and emotional development of your unborn child, creating the greatest possible potential for this child, the child of your dreams." Mrs. Huxley and Ferrucci were speakers at The Third International Conference on Pre- and Perinatal Psychology held in 1987 in San Francisco. Such conferences, the . authors say, are "signaling the wave of the future ... presenting an extremely innovative challenge to future parents. "Potential moms and dads are now asked to undergo nothing less than a spiritual reawakening in order to make' way for the blossoming of their children," the au-

thors say. "The time to begin this pilgrimage, possibly the longest and most momentous one any person can make,. is long before the child is actually conceived." Citing studies performed in Czechoslovakia, Sweden, the United Statesand Japan, the authors claim that science supports this line of thinking. Experimental findings, they say, give weight_to a 2,000year-old Japanese tradition, Taikyo, which says that "enriching

the mother's experience ... influences the unborn child's intelligence." Mrs. Huxley tells us that "The Child of Your Dreams" was born 10 years ago when about 1,300 people assembled to form an organization she named "Our Ultimate Investment," devoted to promoting "what a piece of work, what a wonder, a human being is" and how important it is to invest this belief in a child even before conception.

Morning people - ugh! By Hilda Young There are two types of people in the world: morning people and the rest of us. My husband and daughter are the former. I try to forgive them, but not in the morning. How can you forgive someone who wants to hold a chipper conversation dur" ing the first moments of the day before the physiological connections between one's brain, vocal cords and mouth have been reestablished? It's cruel and unnatural. "Look at that sunshine, Mom," Miss Congeniality bubbled as she bounced into the kitchen this morning. "It's going to be a rad one. What's on your mommy agenda today?" I stared at her with the eye that would open. "Join the circus, enroll in acting school and make obscene phone calls to Barbara Walters." "Is it OK if Jessica and I go to the mall and then go swimming?" she chirped. "Ask me when I'm awake," I mumbled. "But you've been up half an hour." "It's not the same thing." "Daddy's right. You should have caffeine shots in the morning," she rattled on in her cheery morning voice. I once asked my doctor about

my morning problem, namely spouse and daughter. "It's just the way God makes us," he explained. "Some of us have different metabolisms and wake up more slowly. Don't feel guilty." Feel guilty? I just wanted to know what was wrong with them. On the positive side, our oldest son takes after me. I deeply apprecia!e the way he comes dragging down the stairs, grumbling under his breath, clothes hanging, shoes untied, hair disheveled, eyes half open, a snarl on his lips. "I'm not hungry," he muttered this morning, supporting himself with the kitchen wall until he could stagger to the table and lie face down in the sports page. Miss Rad Sunshine tapped on his head with her spoon. "Earth to Swamp Breath. Earth to Swamp Breath. You wanna go swimming with Jessica and me today?" "Uhhh," he managed after a significant pause during which time I' assumed his brain was sending out an APB for his mouth and vocal cords. "Pull the string on my back. If I don't respond, check my batteries." That's my boy. Send comments to Hilda Young, 25218 Meadow Way N.E., Arlington, Wash. 98223.

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Europe's pro~lems spiritual, s'ays pope

Continued from Page One shaped, -wherever tomorrow's society is being born, wherever the future of Europe is at stake." Despite cold and the length, of the program which ran nearly two hours beyond schedule - the crowd applauded, stamped and chanted the pope's name. The pope gave three talks to the youths, each a response to a theatrical presentation of concerns and questions dramatized by 450 young people. . Next morning at a Mass in the same stadium, the pope warned that Europe's materialism is weakening its willingness to serve God. The pope met Oct. 9' with the city's Protestant community in the 13th century church of St. Thomas, once a Catholic place of worship which was taken over by Strasbourg Protestants in the 16th Century. Beneath a towering fresco of St. Mari photo Michael the Archangel, the pope POPE JOHN PAUL I called the ecumenical meeting a "reason for joy and hope." But in response to Lutheran Pastor Michel Hoeffel's appeal for VATICAN CITY (NC) - Ten A nun in the St. Peter's Basilica joint eucharistic communion, the years after one of the briefest reigns ,gift shop, asked if she had a poster pope firmly reiterated the church's in papal history, a walk around the of Pope John Paul I, said they position regarding the "present Vatican reveals that Pope John were sold out but that more were painful impossibility." "As Catholics we do not want Paul I left a small but lasting mark on order. people to believe that the present in the hearts of those who saw and '''They've got to make more - ' impossibility of a common particiheard him. he's already made two miracles, "Papa Luciani," the patriarch of you know," she said. She was re- pation in the Eucharist is a simple question ot ecclesiastical discipline Venice who headed the Church ferring to recent reports of bealonly 34 days as head ofthe Catho- ings attributed to the late pope's which may be solved differently according to persons and circumlic Church, is remembered by pilintercession. The bishop of Pope stances," he said. "For us it is a grims and souvenir sellers as "the John Paull's native Belluno, Mafmatter of faith." September pope," "the smiling feo G. Ducoli, has said his saintIn a meeting with the city's Jewpope" and "the pope who talked to hood cause will be opened soon. ish leaders afterward, the pope children." At the Vatican's official bookVatican curialists still shake their' store in St. Peter's Square, there is issued what he called "the strongheads in wonder at the simple style a steady sale of tape recordings est condemnation of all antiand innocent approach he brought and video cassettes devoted to Semitism and of all racism." On the last day of his visit, the to one ofthe world's toughest jobs. Pope John Paul I. On one shelf, pope addressed the European Pope John Paul II, who cele- sandwiched between the collected brated a Mass in St. Peter's Basil- speeches and writings of Popes Parliament. His speech was briefly interica Sept. 28 to commemorate the Paul VI and John Paul II, is a slim anniversary of his predecessor's volume that outsells the rest: "The rupted by aNorthern Ireland Protdeath, recalled the way the late Teachings of Pope John Paul I." It estant hardliner, the Rev. Ian Paispope delivered talks "familiarly, as includes the 20 talks and messages ley, an elected member of the if he were face to face with each he gave as pope, and has been assembly who displayed an orange banner calling Pope John Paul the person." translated into several languages. "anti-Christ" and shouted "I reHis "secret," the pope added, But the hottest item these days is II I II I I I II I I I II I II I II I II II I II I I I I I I II I was that he radiated God's love in an Italian book, "In God's Name vacate his rooms in the apostolic everything he did. or the Devil's?" It is billed as the palace. Pope John Paull's tomb, gray church's answer to British author "Do you know where the kitmarble adorned with two carved David Yallop's "In God's Name," chen is?" the pope asked him, and angels, habitually receives the most which promoted the thesis of a the monsignor showed him the flowers from visitors, along with plot to murder Pope John Paul I. way. Having found a sympathetic that of Pope John XXIII, accord- Lest browsers miss the point, the soul in the Vatican labyrinth, the ing to ushers in the crypt of St. new book carries a label on its pope pleaded with Msgr. Magee to Peter's. cover: "anti-Yallop." continue as his own personal secreOn a recent morning, every pilOne of the lew Vatican officials tary, and the Irish cleric felt he had grim who came through the crypt who spent time daily with the late to say yes. stopped at the tomb marked "Joanpope was then-Msgr. John Magee, On another occasion, Bishop nes Paulus I." Some prayed, othMagee said, he received a call from ers touched the marble and made Pope Paul VI's Irish secretary who stayed on to help the new pontiff. Vatican security. "There's somethe sign of the cross. "I'll always remember his smile, Nowa bishop in Cloyne, Ireland, thing strange going on," he was told. "Pieces of paper are dropand his new way of talking to peo- he recalled several details of the ple," said a man from northern short pontificate in a recent inter- ping from heaven." Msgr. Magee ran up to the Italy who had paused to tell the view with the Italian magazine "30 pope's terrace, where he found a story of Pope John Paul I to his Days." He confirmed his account to National Catholic News Service. ' forlorn John Paul I looking down young daughter. Bishop Magee'- said it' was a at the papers he had accidentally An Australian Catholic couple housekeeping nun who first found knocked over, now scattered over said they remembered the pope the pope's dead body on the morn- Vatican roofs and pavements. most of all because of speculation ing of Sept. 29, 1978 - not him"Oh my God," the pope exabout his death. One book, exself, as a Vatican statement said at claimed, "that's a confidential haustively refuted by the Vatican the time. Secretary of State Car- document!'" and those who knew the late pope, dinal Jean Villot had insisted that路 It took firemen hours to retrieve argued that he may have been murdered because of his positions "the world cannot be told that the it all. first one to enter the pope's room The pope never got a chance to on Vatican financial matters. was a woman, even if it was Sister publish any major documents. Nor Tourists at the Vatican will find no other monument to Pope J oh n Vincenza," Bishop Magee ex- did he make important appointments or Curia modifications. He Paul I. The only statue of him is plained. The bishop also related how he never celebrated Mass at the papal the miniature plaster bust sold at neighboring souvenir shops for first met the new pontiff acciden- altar in St. Peter's Basilica, and he about $15. Like posters, postcards tally, as the pope was wandering left the Vatican largely as he found and other remembrances of "Papa around the rooms of the papal res- it. But he reigned in a uniquely Luciani," they are perennial fav- idence in search of a cup ofcoffee. humble style that many, inside the Msgr. Magee was preparing to Vatican and out, will never forget. orites.

nounce you and all your cults and creeds." As the pope waited impassively, fellow parliamentarians threw papers at Paisley before he was forcibly ejected from the hall. Afterward Paisley said he was quoting 16th century Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, England, who was burned at the stake for heresy under the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I. In his talk the pope praised the community's efforts to unify Europe, but warned of a declining religious presence in European culture. "Wherever man no longer leans on a grandeur which transcends him, he runs the risk" of destroying himself, the pope said. . Of European unity, he repeated his often-stated hope that a united

Europe will include the Slavic nations to the east which share the same Christian culture as the West. The pope's last day in eastern France began with a visit to the mountaintop monastery of Ste. Odile, 25 miles from Strasbourg. Though fog and rain obscured the monastery's panorama of the Alsatian plains below, the pope blessed the region, calling on it to remain true to its Christian heritage. Following his speech to the European Parliament, the pope traveled to a soccer stadium in the industrial town of Mulhouse in southern Alsace. At a rain-soaked Mass attended by more than 20,000 people, the pope prayed that workers find their "rightful place, where no one may be rejected, no one deprived of a job."

"September Pope" left mark

SUNDAY MARKS the 10th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's papacy. Here he greets the crowd in St. Peter's Square following the announcement of his election. When he was ele~ted as the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, little was known about him outside Poland. A decade later, after his visits to 78 countries outside Italy, there is little unknown about him. He has taken hjs concerns for human rights and socioeconomic devel,opment to the Third World; his deep worry over the arms race and the need to bring science and technology under ethical controls to the developed world; and his insistence on religious freedom to the communist world. In the overwhelming majority of the countries, he has brought his message to the people in their own language. (NC/ KNA photo)

Be careful. with blame, says pope VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope criminately to all Jews at that time John Paul II, in a recent audience or to Jews today,' "the pope said. talk on the crucifixion, emphaHe was quoting from "Nostrae sized the church's teaching that the Aetate," the council's landmark killing of Christ cannot be blamed document on relations with Jews on all Jews of that time or of the and other non-Christians. The present. council's teaching rejected the "Historical responsibility for once-common view that the Jews Christ's crucifixion rests with those as a people were responsible for mentioned in the Gospel," the pope Jesus' death, and that they were a said. "One cannot enlarge this people repudiated by God. accusation beyond the circle of The pope has previously underpeople who were really respon- lined the council teaching, notably sible." during his historic visit to a Rome "We must always keep in mind synagogue in. 1986. the teaching of the Second Vatican To the several thousand people Council, which declared that 'even in St. Peter's Square, the pope also though the Jewish authorities and stressed that "all of us are responthose who followed their lead had . sible for Christ's death because of pressed for the death of Christ, our sins." His death, he said, should what was committed during his be a "call for us to confess our guilt passion cannot be imputed indis- and to live in the truth."

This year students serve 34 greater Fall River and New Bedford and Rhode Island agencies. T.hey are committed to two hours of service' each week, but many give much more time. , In 1985, the program was cited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for excellence. Program participant Jeri Hughes was named 1988 Big Sister of the Year and Mary Sousa and Kathy O'Brien were honored by People, Inc. Agencies served this year include St. Anne's Hospital, the Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home, St. Anne and SS. Peter and Paul schools, parish religious education programs and St. Vincent's Home.

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FIVE SENIORS at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, are Commended Students in the 1989 National Merit Scholarship Program. From left, they are Stephen Couto, Derek Leahy, Lori Hennebury, James Agar and Justin Crowley. (L'Heureux photo)

Bishop Connolly High School 16 1988 graduates of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, began their college careers this fall one step ahead of many of their classmates. As Connolly juniors and seniors, they completed advanced placement courses for college credit. The students are William Barton, Tara Brennan, Alfredo Canhoto, Gregory Dupuis, Gregg Giasson, Cyril Gleiman, Christin Hopkins, Robert King, Robert Leonardo, Laura Matos, Lauren McNally, Amy O'Connell, Sharon Ramos, Kathleen Santos, Mary Sousa and Wayne Wittenhall. The graduates achieved or exceeded qualifying standards on 22 exams. The Advanced Placement Program ,began nationally over 30

years ago and Connolly has participated for many years, offering calculus, biology, chemistry, English, European history and French in the program. Brother Robert Michaud, FIC, advanced placement coordinator, notes that current seniors Jason Brum, Lariann George, Lori Hennebury, Derek Leahy and Mike Pietraszek earned qualifying scores in European history asjuniors.He said the school hopes to expand its Advanced Placement offerings..

* * * Connolly's student government recently sponsored a pizza social for freshmen. "After schedule changes and normal adjustments of the beginning of the year," said senior class

Notre Dame School, Fall River Parents of first.graders at Notre Dame School, Fall River, recently ,got a firsthand look at teaching techniques for reading in kindergarten through grade three. Since 1975, Notre Dame has used the Open Court Reading Program, a multisensory-approach language arts program. Its positive evaluations and interesting workshop activities encourage students to try to succeed and its"Hot Teaching" technique

Connolly guidance director Father Bill Mulligan, SJ, has announced that Jesuit high school students are eligible for scholarships at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, N.J., and Regis College, Denver.

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president Aimee Vezina of Swansea, "we want to help the newestConnolly students to relax and feel at home."

Parents' nights. will be held at 7 p.m. Monday for students with last names A-L and at 7 p.m. Wednesday for students M-Z. * * * Faculty members, guidance staff At a recent school Mass 86 and administrators will be availseniors, 60 percent of the class of - able. '89, were commissioned for the Connolly Community Service Pro* * * gram, which reflects a key princiThe cross country team opened ple of Jesuit education, that Chris- the month with a victory in the tians should use their gifts in Jr.-Sr. Coed Peter Jewell Memorservice of others. ial Championship Race. Brian The program began in 1972. Ramos was top boy finisher. Jeff

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Perreira finisheri ~<:cond and Mike Gendreau fifth. Top girls were Sharon Hand (5), Aimee Vezina (10) and Kelley McCoy. The boys' and girls' varsities bested Coyle and Cassidyin Taunton, with Brian Ramos setting a course record with a 13: 13 finish. The Cougars were 3-0 in league competition as of this writing. The new girls' soccer team notched a victory against Dartmouth, played impressively but lost 4-1 to Falmouth and earned a 2-2 tie with late scoring against a powerful New Bedford team. Boys' soccer forward Sean Studders scored a hat trick in recent play against Falmouth. His last goal came with 49 seconds left on the clock and gave his team a 4-3 victory. Connolly's volleyball team posted recent wins over New Bedford, Falmouth and Coyle-Cassidy.

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By Christopher Carstens Some things aren't supposed to happen. Bridges should never crumble, buildings aren't supposed to collapse - and your parents should never get a divorce. Some things aren't supposed to happen, but sometimes they do. When your family, your support and protection, falls apart, the ~;;~f.pointmentand hurt are powThirty years ago, divorce was rare in Catholic families. Sadly, times have changed. Every year tens ofthousands of Catholic teens

Even so, the first year after a divorce is an emotional roller 'coaster for parents. As they adjust ,to single life, it can seem as if they're being really selfish and that they just don't care about their kids much anymore. Actually, most parents are physically exhausted from stress and depression. Parents going through a breakup are often moody and confused, and sometimes they take it out on their children. Once the parents get their own act together, they usually have

person learn from the failed relationship? Some people continue to make the same mistakes. Others take painful experiences, iearn from them and make much needed changes. Whether it is in relationships or any other aspect of life, past failures can be the door fOf real growth. By Charlie Martin One mistake the song mentions is how "pledges of trust down through the years they begin PERFECT WORLD to rust." Indeed, no relationship can Everybody's dreaming about a perfect world survive unless both individuals Where you can have everything your heart desires make trust a sacred bond between A perfect boy will meet a perfect girl them, Trust means that neither And their perfect love will set the world on fire person deliberately tries to hurt Well, what you gonna do when one and one make three the other. And a vision of the future is impossible to see At times, people fail to live up Nobody's perfect, not even a perfect fool to the pledge of trust. A seemBut if you will have faith in me ingly happy relationship b~comes I'll keep the faith with you unsatisfactory. The remedy for Ain't no living in a perfect world such situations is what we call There ain't no perfect world anyway forgiveness, Ain't no living in a perfect world Forgiveness says, "I recognize But we'l keep on dreaming of living in a perfect world what has happened but I choose Keep on dreaming of living in a perfect world to wipe the slate clean." Everybody's got secrets, now you know that it's true Forgiveness also asks, "What They talk about me and they'l talk about you have we both learned from this Something happens to the pledges of trust situation that will help our love Down through the years they begin to rust grow?" Now here we are amid the tears arid the laughter The song says that the couple Still waiting for our happily ever after is "still, waiting for our happily ,We'l keep on dreaming as long as we can . 'ever after." Apparently the'relaTry to remember and understand tionship is not progressing as Recorded by Huey Lewis and the News. Written by 'Alex Call. well as the couple had hoped. , (c) 1988 by Chrysalis Records Inc. At such times, it can help to LOOKING FOR the perfect to look for perfection in relation- keep on dreaming about everyperson to fall in 'love with? Huey' ships or just about anything else thing that you seek in an ideal Lewis' ."Perfect World" suggests in life. Much more important is 'relationship. Just keep in mind that you are not likely to find Mr. remaining open to what we can that no magic wand exists. Use learn. When we handle a situa- mistakes,as learning opportunior Ms. Wonderful. , But it's OK to "keep on dream- tion imperfectly, we also have a' ties for growth, thus bringing the ing of livirig in a perfect world" if chance to learn and grow. dream closer to reality. you also realize that one and one; Consider the song's focus on Your comments are welcome. sometimes makes three. Life does relationships. Perhaps a person Address,Charlie Martin, 1218 S. not always add up perfectly. ' was, involved in previ'ous roman- Rotherwood, Aye., Evansville, ~n fact, it is riot always·'helpflil . ces that did ,riot work~'Whafcan"a ,-'.~ Ind.47714.... , "

energy for tHeir family life. It is important for you to rememlive through family breakups. ber, that the divorce is not your Many teens call those times the fault" Teens often believe that' worst of their lives. somehow' they mess~d up their There's'no make all the parents' marriage. 'If only they pain go away. While emotions . , II f i b tt ft f hadn't had that argument with usua y ee e e~ a er. ,a .ew Dad orinsisted on that party dress, thO Id t'll b f It' months or a year, dIvorce mevltably means permanent changes' in "every mg wou s 1, e me: sa 'I f '1 I' . . rare teen who doesn t feel thiS way d al y amI y Ivmg. 'h ' f I When teens talk about their da~ east, now and, t en a ter a , 'd'Ivorces,'h Ivorce. ,, parents t ey usua II" y say, D'" ,' "Th 'I f' ht' "A ' Ivorce IS an Issue between two, ere s ess Ig mg now. s one' d I Th d'd' d h I a u ts. ey I n t marry you, an . I t't ''I'd th h ~u ~ ,ttl ra t ~r av~ l~ o.~,' they didn't di~orce you. Divorces amI y, u a eas ,~no Ivmg 1':1 are almost n~ver caused by thi~gs a war zone anym~re. kids do:' . , ,: ..;., However,"'maiilta'ining 'your i-e~' I>..Q~inican lati'onship with both your parents ' can be tough. Three ideas ca'n beof The council-sp'onsored endeavor some help: ' matched over 100 seniors, with .'. . .. ' " . . Studen'ts in ~~ades five thr~ugl~" First, take time to be with your After' s'peaking withCa~oline boro's Sturdy Memorial Hospital' freshmen.and new upperclassmen. eight at Dominican Academy, F:all" parents. To keep those relationCrockett, football cheerleading' and residents at Madonna Manor, The seniors phoned the newcomers River, recently partic,ipated in t.he over the summer to welcome them ships sound, you need time with captain at Bishop Feehan High North Attleboro, D.A. Mini-Olympics. Classes comto the school and met with them each parent, and each needs time School, Attleboro, freshman footVarsity c,heerleaders will audipeted in the Hula H~op Line and ball players Derek Lalhanche and tion for and assist in,Feehan's fall the first day: the Disc Run Relay and individuc : witH y'ou .. 1f you repeatedly cancel ' Scott Robertson understood thai production of M.A.S. H, als entered the Basketball/ HulJi visits ,with ,your father to be with ~s.urprised if there's more to cheering, than' a Anne Carroll, varsity football Hoop' race afld 100-Yard Dash: yourfriends, don't you and' he staino drift apart'.. jump and a shout. cheering moderator, said it's gooa contests. :Second, don't .carry'lslories or Caroline, a four-year cheering for.t~e girls to beeo,me i.nvolvediry" : 'Grade seven took the gold in the information back and forth. Avuid veteran, explained to the freshmen othe'j~chool a~tivities. "It teacli~s" Over 300 Boy Scouts"and adult hoop event. Grade eight 'earned ' that captaining the football cheer- them to,appreclate others and their Scouters'attended the 19th annual the silv,er an,~ grade six tHe'br,onze:' , "tattling" on one parent to the , , retreat for Scouts of the Fall River leaders isn't an easy job. "It's diffi- interests,". s~e said. . Fifth-graders e,,:rn~d· the' gold o~her. This is guaranteed to get In fld~ltlO~., to \ Ms. Croc.kett, ,"':diocese ,held r.ecen'tly' :at St. Vincult to track people down and to medal in the disc re1<iy:: The'silver you right into the IPiddle of any manage them," ~he said\' adding" M~. ,Cat,rplls <;1'i~e~l~a~~,rs are. ,cent de Paul Cilmp;'westport, and and bron~e went to grage~ .eight Persisting' conflicts:' , : Finally, try to avoid t~king sides. that she must "work hard to be' Tns~a Brassard, Knstm, Brook~, organized by the Catholic Comand seven.·., ' gc)od'and set a good example for Ke,lhe Conn~rs, Tr~cy DlOn, Alh- mittee on Scouting of the Moby Grades seven and five received Since parents'often feel guilty about son Falcone, Jesslc~ Gonsalves, Dick Council. the other c.heerleaders."" Oly.mpic. banners. Jor first.-place t,he divorce, each would like to be , the "good guy:' with tKe other cast With.. the: theme "A Scout Is Feehan 'cheerleaders, said. the Jennife~ Jac,kson, JeIi.'nifer Lanl;, finishes. ," ',,' captain, pra,ctice two hours every' Melanie 0 CO,nnor, Kathl,een Brave" retreatants. discussed the Students. winning go~d medal~, as villain. If you take sides with day after ~cho,ol 'and assis'flin or- ': Scanlan ;md Lori SUlliva~. meani'ng of bravery, asking themin the basketba!l/ hula hoop' race "one, you c.ut'yours.s:lf off fro~ the ganization'of all ralli,es and! many . Shelley Turcotte captams var- selves if they denied the need of were, grades eight through five,' pther. Try to 'remember that you 'other school activities, which iI1- : slty basketball cheerleaders, who God, if they hid their attendance at Sara Buchanan, 'Renee' Dufour, ,'have two parents, ',both oCwhom clude visiting patients at Attle-' are modera~ed by n~w facul,ty church 'and religious education Melissa Cote and Cheryl Napert. have made mistakes. Don't get on Silver winners were Linda Lopes, one parent's team against the other. member Michelle 1?e,smaral~. classes, or if they hid their memHeather Sperling, Sandra Simas Divorce is painful and difficult. Sq.uad members are Kn~tm Asc~h, bership in Scouting. and Darleen Cabra). Bronze med- Marriages are not s\lpposed to end Tnsha ,Br~ssard, T~rn ,Cameho, . The program included workVolunteer office assistants, kin- ': Rene Clpnano, Jenmfer Harbour, shops, practice of Scouting skills alists were Paula Medeiros, Jocelyn up that way. When they do, the dergarten aides, recess and lunch Ma~y Anne Hollan~, Karen Loew, and religious services. Father StePaquette, Sarah Lauzier and Ana following months a,re difficult for helpers and coaches are needed at M~h.ssa Moulton~ Nlcol~ ~edfearn, phen B. Sa'lva~or offered Mass for Machado. everybody. It helps tp remember St. John Evangelist School, Attle- Tn.cla Sarydland and Mana Welch, Catholic boys ana Rev. Leon Tav.Sarah Buchanan, Heather Sper- that things do get better, and that boro. Information: 222-5062 ling, Jennifer Chavez and Michelle' children usually still have t~~ parFeehan and Emmanuel Colle¥e itian of the Congregational Church graduate Betsy LaValle Martm conducted a service for ProtesAmaral merited gold in the 100- ents who love them and need the • Yllrd dash. Gretchen Gray'; Naomi 'chance to show it. The school's Future Planning mO,derates freshmen cheerleaders tants. A campfire program fea. ,.' Committee will meet at'7:30 p.m. Alhson Amaral: Donna Anderson, tured songs and skits based on Creason, Stacy Ventura and Cheryl Oct. 45.New members Don Smyth, Kate Barry, Nlc?le Butterworth, Scripture. Napert took silver and the oronze Meals 'Were prepared by the T om and Lee Ann Carroll and Joe , Ma,rtha Ca~ey, Tm.a H~rtley, h~awent to Michelle Pestana, Renee Andrew Hill, a senior at Bishop Fernandes are welcomed. Ed Lopes lam .KaluhlOkalam, E~m Kerwm. Catholic Committee, headed by Dufour, Stephanie Hayderi and M.ehssa Lan~ley, Deldr~ Paler- Paul J. Parente, lay.chairman, and Stang HighSchool, North Dart- is welcomed as a coach. -Laura Tavares. mmo, Melanie parks, LIsa Tos- Father Salvador, chaplain. Individual gold 'winners earned mouth, is a 1989 National Merit .' • • no:uniform certificates and silver Scholarship frogram comme~ded' The school has' estllblished a cano and Jennifer Vecoli. and bronze medalists won book student. Mark Hoyle Library Fund, named Feehan senior Ronald Serak, a store gift certificates. Andrew and fellow senior Bar- for the late son of teacher Jay The program was coordinated bara Cannistraro recently ,took a Hoyle. Contributions are used for student councilo1\Jlas coordinated by physical education instructor coll,ege level credit cours~ in phys- , ,new books and vide,os for, the a school "Big Brother-Big Sister" Cqlleel}' SykeS;' , . program: ics at Harvard University. -: 'library.




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Connolly recognizes donors Gratitude was the order of the day at Bishop Connolly High School's recent donor recognition ceremony. At a brief reception Fr. Stephen Dawber, SJ, principal of the Fall River school, thanked the individu;lls, parishes, foundations and businesses whose generosity to the $1.3 million Connolly Capital Development Campaign made possible long dreamed-of campus athletic facilities and an increase in scholarshop funds. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, P A, and' Richard Lafrance served as campaign chairmen. Major underwriters were Dr. Orner Boivin, The Diocese of Fall River, the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust and Mr. and Mrs. R. Aime Lafrance. Four major gifts were recognized at the ceremonies. Wilson W. Curtis, Donaldson Trust vicechairman, unveiled a sign designating Connolly's baseball field as Donaldson Field in honor of the trust's gift. Connolly student body president Brad Doyle presented a plaque dedicating the tennis courts in honor of the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rezendes, Dr. James Studders, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ferris, Globe Manufacturing Company, the students of Connolly in memory of Patty Sullivan '88 and . the Jesuits who have served the school since 1966. Brother Roger Millette, FIC, Connolly's associate principal, represented the Brothers of Christian Instructin in unveiling a plaque naming the school track in honor of Brother Daniel Caron, FIC, a former teacher and athletic direc-

tor. Brother Millette noted that the beginnings of the dream of such facilities owe much to the work and spirit of Brother C,aron. Brother Caron was present to help show the plaque. Father James C. O'Brien, SJ, a former principal now serving the school as Board of Regents chairman, also offered remarks at the ceremony.

tv, movie news Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Films Office ratings. which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-I3-parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13; PG-parental guidance suggested; R-restricted. unsuitable for children or young teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3--:approved for adults only; 4-separate: classification (given films not morally offensive which. however. require some analysis and explanation); a-morally offensive. . Catholic ratings for television movies are those of the movie house versions of the films.

Bishop Daniel A. Cronin unveiled a plaque dedicating the soccer staPlease check dates and dium to the people of the Diocese times of television and radio of Fall River. programs against local listBishop Cronin, who presided at ings, which may differ from the ceremony, noted that the gifts the New York network schedbeing recognized were themselves ules supplied to The Anchor. expressions of thanks for the important role of Christian education in the lives of the givers. He ackNew Films nowledged his own debt to the "Alien Nation" (Fox) - Three academic training and spiritual example he received as a student at years after an alien spaceship crashJesuit-run Boston College High , es in California, the 300,000 aliens School and expressed his support have been assimilated into Los for the continuation of that same Angeles society. One(Mandy Patinkin) rises to the rank of detective academic and spiritual formation the Jesuit priests, the Broth- on the L.A. police force and is ers of Christi'an Instruction and partnered with a bigoted human cop (James Caan) out toJind the the sisters and lay faculty. Other honored guests included alien killer of his former partner. Father George Mahan, SJ, former This dud included hackneyed reflecConnolly development director, tions on the immigrant experience, Father Laurence Langguth, SJ, a . prejudice, unneeded graphic vioformer faculty member, and Father lence and much profanity with Charles McMullan, SJ, a former vulgar sexual references. 0, R principal. "Gorillas in the Mist: The AdvenFollowing the ceremonies and a ture of Dian Fossey" (Warner cafeteria reception, hosted by Nat- Bros.-Universal) - A fact-based ional Honor Society students, chronicle of the work of Dian Fosguests toured the school to see sey (Sigourney Weaver), a woman other memorial plaques and the whose years of dedication to savmain donor recognition board in ing the endangered mountain gorilthe main office foyer. las of central Africa ultimately cost her her life. Proves that one voice can make a difference. Includes an· adulterous love affair, much rough language and explicit attacks against gorillas. A3, PG 13. "Ground Zero" (Avenue Pictures) - The irresponsible British testing ~f atomic bombs during treasurer. A wheelchair has been donated in memory of Ros~ Serpa; it may .be borrowed through the rectory office. Ladies of St. Anne communion Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 16; meeting 7 p.m., Tuesday, rectory.

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SACRED HEART, N.ATTLEBORO The church is open for private prayer during October; rosary and Benediction 7 p.m. each Thursday. ST. JOSEPH, NB Bible study every second Wednesday through July; all welcome. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, Senior citizens' Halloween party 2 POCASSET . p.m. Thursday. Little Rock Scripture Study proCHRIST THE KING, gram begins in November; leaders COTUIT/MASHPEE needed; information: 759-7446 or at Pasta items needed fo(food col- rectory. lection containers at church entrance. Cub Scout posters on medical wa·ste CATHEDRAL, FR Rosary and litany of Our Blessed pollution on display at Mashpee library, school and post office. Some Mother after 8 a.m. Masses and St. Jude chapel pews available; in- before 12:05 p.m. Masses throughformation: 428-0166. Youth minis- out October. The parish thanks try retreat followup 7:30 p.m. Oct. . Father Adrien Ber-nier, former pastor of St. Mathieu Church, Fall 28, St. Jude's basement. River, for his generous donation of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, books to the new parish library. TAUNTON Installation of Father Horace J. Young people sought for the choir. Travassos as rector at I I:30 a.m. Information: 824-4974. Canned Mass Oct. 23; Msgr. John J. Olijuices to benefit Taunton's Our Daily veira, VE, will install the new rector. Bread soup kitchen will be collected at Oct. 23 and 24 Masses. SS. PETER & PAUL, FR ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN "Open school" IO a.m. Oct. 25, for Sacred Hearts Association new tour of new computer lab. Spiritual officers: Louis~ Alfonse, president; life committee meeting 6:30 p.m. Kay Hart, secretary; Ilene Rego, Nov. 8, rectory.


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"Track 29" (Island Pictures) An affluent young housewife (Theresa Russell) spends her days hallucinating the arrival of her 10ng~lost son (Gary Oldman) who as a baby was given up for adoption. Surreal black comedy also starring Christopher Lloyd makes little distinction between fantasy and reality. Much vulgar language, explicit sexual encounters of a kinky and incestuous nature, some nudity and a gory fantasy climax. O,R TV Program Thursday, Oct. 27,4-5 p.m. EDT (ABC) - "Tattle: When to Tell on a Friend" - Details the crises faced by a teen before and after she tells on friends using cocaine. Good for sharing and discussing with parents and teachers. Religious TV Sunday, Oct. 16 (CBS) - "For Our Times" - Rebroadcast of "Gifts of Blackness: Afro-American Catholics," which reported on a 1986 workshop on black Catholic liturgy and the historic National Black Catholic Congress held in Washington in May 1987. Sunday, Oct. 16 (NBC) "Guideline" - Henry Herx of the U.S. Catholic Conference Department of Communication discusses "The Family Guide to Movies on Video," a new book which describes and evaluates some 5,000 movies released between 1966 and 1987.


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Iteering pOint, Continued from Page 15 ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, FR Council of Catholic Women meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Father Reis Hall; plans to be made for a Cape Cod trip and a Christmas party. ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM CYO general meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 18;juniorCYO 7 p.m. Oct. 20; CYO and Sacred Hearts prayer group will sponsor a Jon Polce concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, town hall. Babies and preschoolers sitting service available at 10 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Religious education survey committee meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

FAMIL Y LIFE CENTER, N. DARTMOUTH II th step retreat for men begins today; Bishop Stang High School all-day retreat program, pastoral care program and marriage preparation workshop, both at 7 p.m., all on Oct. 19. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Sister Margaret Kernan, SUSC, vocation director for the Holy Union Sisters, will speak about promoting vocations at the 9 a.m. Mass Wed'nesday; sharing follows, parish center; all welcome.

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ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON Parish Brownie Troop leaders' meeting 7 tonight. The "Vincentian Troubadours" will sing for Taunton Nursing Home residents at I :45 p.m. Sunday. Singers and musicians welcome to participate in music ministry; see music director Michael Kelley before or after weekend Masses. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Women's Guild meeting noon Monday, parish center; Nancy Bowkar will speak; all parish women welcome. High school youth ministry meeting 6 p.m. Sunday, parish center; new officers: Patrick Clark, president; Christine Fournier, vice. president; Craig Colebourn, treasurer; Alison McDonald, secretary. Parish council meeting 8 p.m. Oct. 25, religious education center. Mass of the anointing I p.m. Sunday; refreshments follow, 路parish center. Ultreya palanca hour 8: 15 p.m. Wednesday, religious education center. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Rosary 8:40 a.m. October weekdays. Vincentians meeting after 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. Halloween party for grades one through five Oct. 30. Adventure youth group membership drive 7:30 p.m. Monday; hayride and cookout Oct. 30. BIRTHRIGHT, GREATER FR Open house 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20, 1100 County St., Somerset. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN Retreat with Father William T. Babbitt today through Sunday from St. Mary's parish, Seekonk; St. John Neumann parish confirmation retreat tomorrow. DOMINICAN ACADEMY, FR 'Maureen Hathaway will conduct a child safety meeting for kindergarten parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, school auditorium; she will present the program for kindergarten students Oct. 26. Grade four field trip to Boston Museum of Science Wednesday. DCCW, DISTRICT II Diocesan Council of Catholic Women New Bedford district community affairs commission-sponsored talk on "Wills and Legal Matters" by Atty. William J. Synnott 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Anthony's parish hall, Mattapoisett; all welcome.


ST. ANNE, FR Choir members needed; information: Normand Gingras. Math workshop 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, school. St. Jude novena Thursday through Oct. 28; services at 2 and 7:30 p.m., shrine. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET Women's Guild meeting Oct. 18. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH路 Meeting for parents of first confession candidates 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Mass 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Cape Heritage Nursing Home. Volunteers welcome. Teen volleyball game 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO A Pilgrim Virgin program is being planned in the parish. Information: 699-2430. RCIA information night 7 p.m. Oct. 23, parish center. ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT Those interested in JOInIng the Legion of Mary are asked to contact Father Barry W. Wall, pastor. Children of Mary will hold their first meeting 3 p.m. Oct. 20, church hall. Girls in grades 3 to 5 are eligible. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO "Healing the Child. Within" workshop for adult children of alcoholics, codependents, members of dysfunctional families and those wishing to minister to such persons 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, shrine cafeteria; leader: Jacqueline Sitte, RN, CAC, LSWA, substance abuse nurse and certified counselor at Brockton Alcoholism Intervention Center. "Loving Relationships," a seminar directed by Dr. Bary Fleet, director of shrine pastoral counseling services, will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26and repeated from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29. It will discuss "how to love unconditionally." Information: 222-5410. NEWMAN LECTURE, SMU Southeastern Massachusetts University Newman Lecture Series talk, "Religious Revival and its Implications for the Second Half of the 20th Century," by Shaukat Ali; noon Monday, Board of Governors room, Student Center; information: 9998224. LaSALETTE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING, ATTLEBORO Evening program for adult children of alcoholics Oct. 16 to Nov. 20; facilitator: Norene Dupre; information and registration: 222-8530. DIVORCED AND SEPARATED, TAUNTON Clayton Barbeau "surviving loneliness" video at meeting 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Immaculate Conception Church hall, Taunton; new members wp)rnTY1P

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DCCW, DISTRICT V Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Cape Cod and Islands district presidents' day 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Holy Redeemer parish, Chatham; council presidents will offer talks about their groups and plans. HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO . Song leaders' meeting noon Sunday. Vincentian meeting after I I a.m. Mass Sunday. Choir welcomes soprano voices. ST. MARK, ATTLEBORO FALLS Parochial vicar Father Kevin J. Harrington will give a "Christology" presentation at 7 p.m. Sunday. ST. ANTHONY OF THE DESERT, FR Healing service and Mass with Father William T. Babbitt 2 p.m. Sunday. CURSILLO WEEKENDS Men's Cursillo weekends at LaSalette Retreat House, Attleboro, Oct: 20 to 23 and February 2 to 5; women's weekends Nov. 17 to 20 and March 9 to 12. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Loaves and Fishes meeting lower church 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19. This group feeds the homeless in Hyannis. Information: 385-354 I; '385-8485. The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts are praying for the parish this week. Faith and Light meeting 3 p.m. Sunday, lower . church. ST. STANISLAUS, FR Rosary follows morning Masses throughout October. Solemn celebration of parish 90th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday; principal celebrant and homilist: Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. 14 or more parishioners aged 90 or older are saluted on this occasion. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN A large anonymous donation has been made to the school scholarship fund; contributions always welcome. Basketball tryouts for grades six through eight 6 tonight, school. Parish school accreditation ceremony Nov. 30. ST. JAMES, NB New parish council officers: Sylvester Mitchell, chairman; Peter Zajac, vice-chairman; Timothy Mitchell, secretary. New CYO officers: Keri Sila, president; Michael Spencer, vice-president; Danielle Guilherme, secretary; Mac Dunlop, treasurer. Ladies' Guild meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, parish hall; a representative of St. Luke's Hospital will discuss Hospice care.

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ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Rosary precedes 7:30 a.m. Mass October weekdays. Wednesday's 11th annual joint meeting of Ladies of St. Anne Sodality of St. Louis de France and the Women's Guild of St. John of God parish, Somerset begins with 7 p.m. Mass at St. John of God Church; guild members at St. Patrick's parish, Somerset and St. Mathieu parish, Fall River, are also welcome; a "Make Your Own Sundae" experience follows singing and dancing by The Happy Hearts. Reception of new. sodality members at 9:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 30; communion breakfast follows, Magoni's restaurant, Somerset; information: Cecile Levesque, 679-2260.


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HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON Holy Rosary Sodality corporate communion at 8 a.m. Mass Sunday will be followed by breakfast in the parish center. Foods for use by Franciscan missionaries and African poor is being collected in the church by Vincentians. DCCW, DISTRICTS III AND IV Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Attleboro and Taunton districts corporate communion supper Oct. 20 hosted at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church center, Seekonk, by that parish's Women's Guild, follows 6:45 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin at Mt. Carmel Church; magician Kenneth Nason will entertain; information . and supper reservations: guild presidents.