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Bishop Delaney gets running start on new job By Pat MeGowan
Fal1 River runners had a Ilew companion last week - the j'llstminted bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, home for a gala reception but not about to forego his c~us颅 tomary morning run. So before he plunged inti) a schedule that inoluded time vvith his parents and other ;relatins, reunions with dozens of priest friends and a memorable Mass and reception at his native Sacred Heart parish, Bishop Joseph Patrick Delaney tooht a five-mile run among the tombstones and monuments of Oak Grove Cemetery. Last month, before 8,000 cheering Texans, he was ordained the second bishop of Fort Worth.
Last Thursday night, before an equally enthusiastic churchful of the friends of his boyhood and eal'ly priesthood, he spoke of his gratitude to "my first famiJy in the church," Sacred Heart parishioners, and to the Roily Union sisters who taught him at the parochial schoo1. Representing the sisters, Sister Barbara Kirkman, SUSC, was a reader at the Mass. So was P. Henry Desmond, who once supervised young Joe Delaney as a supermarket stockboy and checker. At the end of the Mass Bishop Daniel A. Cronin admonished the new bishop Texas-style, "Y'all come back again," then led the congregation in a prolonged
standing ovation. Guests of honor at the foHowing ;reception were Bishop Delaney's parents, Joseph and Jane Delaney, now members of Holy Name parish, Fall River. Described by Father Robert Wilson of Forth Worth as "possibly the brightest, hest organized and most visionary priest dn the state," Bishop Delaney discussed the Texas ohurch at a wide ranging interview. "Texas is where New England probably was about 100 years ago," he said, "booming, growing and exciting." He said that the area economy as heallthy and that he expects the Fort Worth diocese to grow with it. "We are experiencing a great
for Texas Catholic schools, "based on the FaH River model." He was for several years assistant superintendent of schools for the FaH River diocese under Msgr. Patil"ick J. O'NeiU. He said those years and his pastora'l experience here served him well in Texas. "The bishop of Fort Worth is the same person who was the student at Coyle and the priest at Sacred Heart, Taunton," he summed up. He paid special tribute to Sister Anna Gertrude, SUSC, longtime principal at Sacred Heart grammar school. "When I was in seventh grade," he recounted, "she told me 'You should conTurn to Page Six
The pope'8 ring
19 atten~l parley Nineteen women represented the Fall River diocese at the 40th national convention of the National Council of Catholic Women held last week in Kansas City. They were headed by Miss Ethel M. Crowley of West HarWich, president of the DiocE:san Council of Catholic Women, who was also named to the NCCW nominating committee. Also with the delegation was Father James F. Lyons, New Bedford district moderator. The women brought with them a unique gift to the national council, a four by five foot banner depicting Our Lady of Good Counsel, NCCW patroness. The pale blue satin ban:l1er, designed to lead NCCW delElgations in procession or to be placed on the platform at meetings, was created by Mrs. Aubrey Armstrong, Somerset, DCCW second vice-president. She said it represented some 30 hours of work, involving applique, embroidery and quilting. Lettering is royal blue Jrelt, bordelled with chartreuse Jrelt, colors repeated in the madonna Turn to Page Twelve
Hispanic influx," he noted, "and it's projected that by 1990 half the children in our school system wi'll be Hispanic and that by 2000 half the entire popu'lation will be." As well as Hispanics, he said, Easterners and Midwesterners are flocking to the Fort Worth area. "They expect the church to be as they knew it at home, but they find that it's much more innovative, creative, open and 'lay-oriented," he observed. Bishop Delaney is regarded as an expert in financial management. Serving with Cardinal Humberto Medeiros in the BrownsvHle, Tex., diocese before being called to Fort Worth, he organized an accounting system
'I bring you news of great ioy, a ioy to be shared by the whole people.' Luke 2:10
Last year in Brazil Pope John Paul visited the people of Vidigal, a slum community near Rio de Janeiro. He was so moved by the poverty he saw that he pulloed off his gold ring路 of office and gave it to the slumdwellers. "Just a few weeks ago, I read the sequel to that event," said Msgr. John Oliveira, diocesan director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, as he opened the annual Mission Sunday campaign in the diocese of Fall River. "The favelados, as members of such desperately poor communities are called, decided among themselves to place the ring in the Museum of Sacred Art in ~io. A spokesman explained, 'The ring was not given exclusively to us in Vidigal, but to all the fav~ elados!' "This strikes me as a par.able that Jesus himself might have told to illustrate what we ought to do with the gift of faith. Do we keep it to ourselves or do we seek to share it with our neighbors? "An equally beautiful part of this story is its parallel to Jesus' account of the widow's mite. Her offering was valuable in that it represented everything she had. For the favelados of Vidigal, who live in makeshift
misery, the gift of the Holy Father's ring was a sacrifice of everything of value within their community. "I stand in awe of these people and pray that our spirit of unity with the poor might be as deeply rooted at theirs. "As we prepare for Mission Sunday," M!:ogr. Oliveira 'continued, "this incident takes on wider significance because it illustrates the relationship that should exist between communities of faith all over the world. "We are one! We do not give our treasure away to others; rather we magnify and enlarge what we have by drawing others to share it with us. As the people of Vidigal were enriched by sharing the pope's ring, so are we enriched when we share our gift of faith w:ith the poor churches of the missions. How do we do it? "When Pope John Paul was in Ghana last year, he said that everyone who heard the Good News message must pass it on 'from village to village . . . from home to home.' "This Sunday is Mission Sunday, a day celebrated all over the world to affirm the unity existing among all who share Turn to Page Six
THE ANCHORThurs., Oct. 15, 1981
WASHINGTON (NC) - After seeing adverse conditions for church workers in Guatemala and EI Salvador, Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D- Colo.) said that "they deserve automatic canonization." At a Washington press conference she cited the case of Oklahoma missionary, Father Stanley Rother, killed July 28 at his parish rectory in Santiago AUitlan, Guatemala. "We complained to officials about the circumstances, but got no satisfactory answers, which confirms what people say there that assassinations go on without punishment," she said. At least 10 native and foreign priests have been killed in Guatemala in recent years.
Nurses will meet in Norwich Dolores Santos, Hyannis, wiH represent the F8I1:l River diocese at the 22nd New England conference of the Nationa1 Council of Catholic Nurses, to be held tomorrow through Sunday at the Sheraton Inn, Norwich, Conn. With the theme "Love is Age. ,less," clelegates wil'l hear gerontologist Raymond LeBlanc d·is· cuss changes to be expected in hea:Ith care systems; and nutritionist Patricia Greiner address the topic of "Nutritional Ohanges with Age."
COYLE AND CASSIDY
Top acc.reditation for Coyle-Cassidy
The convention banquet speakCoyle and Cassidy High School, er wil:l be Fcank Blair, host of Taunton 'has been awarded anthe PBS show "Over Easy" and ' other 10-year accreditation by the New England Association of former newscaster for the NBC· Schools and CoNeges. TV "Today" program. This is the longest period of Sunday's closing Mass will time for which accreditation is have Bishop Daniel P. ReHly of given and officials said the ratNorwich as principal concele- ing is becoming increasingly more difficult to attain. brant and homiUst. It will be fO'I· The school faoulty and staff lowed by a d·uncheon at which the speaker will be Capt. Ray- underwent an intensive 13-month mond B. Johnson, MD, of the self-evaluation as the first step in the accreditation process. The U.S. Navy Submarine Medical main areas covered were pu,rCenter in Groton, Conn. poses and objectives, professiona,J
staff, program, students, graduates and community, decisionmaking and administration. Coyle and Cassidy' principal Michael J. Donly remarked that the team "never 11 eft a stone unturned." They checked everything from the budget to the boiler Il'oom." The school was particularly commended by the NEASC executive committee on the thoroughness of its self-eva:Iuation, which was directed by Donly and Sister Mary Catherine Burns,
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SUSC, head of the department of mathematics and science. The accreditation, said Donly, is seen by a'll at the school as an affirmation of the work carried on for many years by former principals Sister Virginia O'Hare, SUSC, and Father Richard W. Beaulieu. Donly stated that "the faculty, staff and students, a~ong with the parents and friends of CC are the reason for and will reap the benefits f,rom the accreditation."
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Seven parishes plan prayer morning Cosponsored by seven Fall River area parishes, a morning of prayer for senior Citizens and all others wishing to attend will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Notre Dame Church, Fall River. Msgr. Henri Hamel of Sacred Heart Church, New Bedford, will lead a scriptural rosary, followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass at which he will be principal celebrant and homilist. Concelebrants, representing the sponsoring parishes, will be Father Edward Correira, St. Anthony of Padua; Father Bruce Neylon, Holy Name; Father John Oliveira, Espirito Santo; Father
Coffee and danish will follow the Mass and the morning will conclude with a slide presentation of Holy Land scenes. An optional tour of the Notre Dame upper church will also be offered.
Stephen Fernandes, SS. Peter and PaUl; Father John Raposo, Our Lady of Health; Father Normand Grenier, Notte Dame, all of Fall River; and Father William Baker, Our Lady of Grace, North Westport.
For handicapped Oct. 21-24 at Mount Carmel Spiritual Center, Niagara Falls, Ontario. With the theme "Exploring Your Role," sessions will discuss development of ministries with the handicapped at diocesan and parish levels.
WASHINGTON (NC) - The United States Catholic Conference's Advisory Committee on Ministry with handicapped Persons will sponsor the first national conference for diocesan coordinators for the handicapped
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OCTOBER 30 - WOMEN'S RETREAT IT WAS COLD but that didn't deter lovers of Mary from joining the annual Columbus Day Peace Procession from St. Mary's Cathedral to Kennedy Park in Fall River. Following the nearly mile-long pilgrimage, participants attended a Mass celebrated by Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca. (Sr. Gertrude Gaudette Photo; additional photo page 6)
REV. RICHARD GENDREAU, Retreat Master
NOVEMBER 6 - MARRIED COUPLES REV. JON PAUL GALLANT, Retreat Master
DECEMBER 4 - MEN'S RETREAT
Council ]()lans retreat day Under sponsorship of the Council of Women Religious, Father Philip Higgins, ,chaplain at St. Mary's Home, New Bedford, will conduct an all day retreat Saturday for sisters of the Diocese.
Sister Jeanne Funeral services were held Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Fall River, for Sister Jea.nne Almeria Begnoche, SUSC, 89, who died last Friday at Sacredl Hearts Convent in Fall River. A native of Lacolle, Que., Canada, and the daughter of the late Napoleon and Agn,es Begnoche, she entered the Holy Union community in 1812. During her religious life ShE' served as a cook at Sacred Heart and St. Martin's convents in Fall River and at St. Jean :Baptiste Convent in Pawtucket, retiring from the last assignment in 1959. She is survived by Mrs. Laurette Denis, Taunton, a. sister; and by three brothers, Napoleon and Alfred of Taunton, llnd Antoine Begnoche of Falls Church, Va.
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The grounds of the Dominican Motherhouse, Dighton, will be the retreat setting. Following registration at 9 a.m., Morning Office will be prayed for the intention of World Peace. Father Higgins will present two conferences on the theme of "The Father Experience." Liturgy will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. with music arranged by Miss Carmen Salvador.
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Let's Get Going Right now the Catholic Church in this country is facing what some might feel are more than embarrassing predicaments. On the political front, the pro-abortion/planned parenthood forces are using every gimmick possible to ridicule the right to life issue. In local movie houses "True Confessions" is a blatant scandal with its premeditated attempts to scoff at the priestly life. And the media have had more than a field day with what one might term the "Chicago affair" and "Cardinal Sins."
It is obvious, in short, that the church is under attack from many elements of our social order and in some cases is not doing too well. The opponents of the church in this country are gloating over some of the more difficult and perplexing issues that seemingly hurt and never heal. Yet, as history only too well testifies, this unfortunately has always been the case. For those who would panic and spend their days reacting to these forces, one should offer a reminder that all in the church, especially in difficult days, must maintain a vision of her mission. In spite of and despite adversity, insinuation and hypocrisy, the church should always be路 seen as a missionary church. It is easy to spend our time and energies in focusing in on the now. Yet if this is our sole response to difficult times and situations, we will become bogged down in petty disputes and personality conflicts. However, if we recall that our calling is not only to try to live the Good News but also to universalize the message, then perhaps the critics and cynics will have less fodder for their fire. A church alive with a sense of mission does not portray itself as concerned with in-house bickering and personality clashes. It is a church that far from merely standing behind the castle walls defending the Lord, lets him be seen by what is said and done publicly in his name. We should not avoid the dilemmas that inevitably arise in the human church. At the same time, we should not create them. Mission Sunday is a time for all who belong to the church to reflect once more on their mission and their role. All must support those dedicated men and women who are giving up their very lives in her service. Yet even .more must be done. Mission is more than a mere sentimentality to be reinforced by a contribution. It is a realization that all of us who believe in and care about the church should be missionaries where we work and where we live. Not all of America's missionaries need to be sent to pagan lands. Statistics show that here in the United States they live in one. Those same statistics also show that at present the pagans are winning. Let's get going, we in the church! Let's try to live our beliefs, not just on Sunday morning but in our daily life, even if, or perhaps especially if, our mission territory is our own home.
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Religion a priority STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (NC)Religious training and quality of education are the highest priorities of parents of Catholic school students in the Steubenville Diocese, according to a recent survey. The more than 1,600 replies out of 3,100 questionnaires given to parents of children in the dioceses's 17 parochial and elementary schools also showed that 84 percent of the parents considered the quality of their children's spiritual and academic school training to be good or outstanding. The survey wa; conducted by the diocesan school board to obtain information to assist local boards in planning and policymaking. "We were overwhelmed at the volume of response," said Edward L. Florak, who with William B. Chesson formed the committee that conducted the survey. Florak, vice president and dean of instruction at Jefferson Technical College in Steubenville, is a pscho:.ogist. Chesson is general manager of the Associated Communications Corpora" tion. A second phase of the survey project will be to solicit responses from the parentfi. of public sehool childri;n enrolled in religious education programs
throughout the Steubenville Diocese. The final phase is to be directed to the recruitment of more students for the diocese's elementary schools. The same questionnaire will be used for the second phase. While parer.ts of Catholic school children answered why they had sent their children to Catholic schools and how they assess the quality of their education, the other parents are to say why they do not send their children to Catholic schools. For 56.1 percent of the respondents in the first phase of the survey, religious training was "the most compelling reason" for sending their children to Catholic s<:hools, 8.1 percent ahead of "quality education." "These two selections were most satisfying to us/" said Chesson. "What surprised us was that discipline, which drew response from only 16.7 percent, was not much closer to the two top choices." "Dissatisfaction with public education" tallied 9.2 percent, family tradition 8.8 percent and "sense of duty" only 6.6 percent. The committee members were also pleased with what they referred to as the insignificant number in the last category. A total 01' 77.3 percent of the
respondents said that "about the right amount" of emphasis is placed by the local parish on Catholic schools, while 20.3 percent believe that there is too little emphasis and just 2.4 percent too much. In the question assessing the quality of "your child's spiritual and academic experience in the Catholic schools," 24.8 percent called it outstanding, while 59.5 percent said that it is good. Of the balance, 13.2 percent rated it average and only 2.5 poor. A total of 21.5 percent of the parents said thye believed the quality of their children's spiritual and academic school training is "notably improving" and another 65.5 percent simply "improving." A total of 11.3 percent indicated that they believe that it is declining and the balance, 1.7 percent "notably declining." Still another question pondered the future of Catholic schools in terms of propected continuing inflation. "With that in mind," the question read, "how will increasing costs influence your decision to continue sending your children to Catholic ~chools?" "It was evident," said Florak, "that parents viewed the question realistically. More than half of them said that their decision would be influenced 'very much' or 路some.'''
Day care When I tagged a postscript onto a column last spring asking for information on parish day care, I received only two responses and 24 requests for information, which gives you an ide,:l of our Catholic day care situation. With gratitude I'm sharing these two letters for parishes tha:t might want to get something going. From Juneau, Alaska: "We run a non-profit day/care nursery that is sponsored by Catholic Community Services. Financially, there is no connecti.on with C.C.S. or with the parish from which we rent the building (an old parochial school). However, we are strong believers in a Christian home-like atmosphere for our 130 children. "Our programs include a nursery of 35 children (five months to two years); twenty children who attend kindergarten and spend the other half-day with us; and twenty who come to us before and after school. Our 25 directors and assistants are developing the concept of team ministry by incorporating reflection and prayer into their jobs and administrative rr.:eetings. In the past a Sister hus been the director but the same story of lack of religious vocations has brought out the laity and their potential ministries in this ~rea.
"Our program is one for the total child and therefore includes DOLORES more than just preschool academics. We do lots with the fami- CURRAN lies (workshops, family nights, etc.) and see ourselves as a support to the over fifty percent single-parent families in our program. Our vital concern in tion of St. Louis. Most of the bringing the children to an population within a five mile awareness of Christian and mor- radius are elderly at risk of beal attitudes along with educa- ing institutionalized because tional skills in the realm of a there are not available sufficient creative and imaginative en- services to keep them in their vironment. own homes. Our day care center "In addition, we see health fills the gap present in the conand nutrition awareness as ma- tinuum of care available to them. "We are available Monday jor components of our program. I hope this is informative enough. through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 We look forward to an article p.m. to accommodate working on day care by you, since day children and/or spouses. During care desperately needs an image those hours are scheduled many lift. If we can be of more help, activities such as exercises, write: Meredith Nino-Egbert, St. crafts, meal and snacks, personal Ann's Day Care, 500 Harris St., hygiene, education opportunities, Juneau, Alaska 99801." (A self- arm chair travel, etc. - activiaddressed. stamped envelope ties designed to help meet the social, physical, psychological would be nice.) My second comes from Sr. needs of the elderly. Physical John Antonio, MPB, The Sisters care and scads of love to help of the Most Precious Blood Re- alleviate that lonesome, forgottirement Center, 204 N. Main ten, useless feeling that so many Street, O'Fallon, MO 63366, who elderly experience when they says, "We, the Sisters of the are forced to spend many hours Most Precious Blood, are con- a day alone. "If we can share more inforverting a section of one of our city convents into a day care mation with any of your readers, center for the elderly. St. Eliza- please feel free to contact me. I beth Adult Day Care Center is welcome the opportunity to be located in an old residential sec- of service."
Asian capitalism There has been a spate of articles and books in recent years defending capitalism against sociali~. Capitalism works, its defenders contend; socialism does not. As evidence, some point to five capitalist success stories in Asia: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. They argue that the relative prosperity of these five economies, contrasted with the inefficiency of neighboring socialist economies, proves conclusively that capitalism is inherently superior to socialism. On the face of it, this is a plausible argument, for nothing succeeds like success. The trouble is that capitalism, like socialism, means different things in different climes and cultures. Thus a capitalist success story in one place does not necessarily tell us much about capitalism in general or about capitalism in our own country. Consider, for example, two significant differences between American capitalism and. Asian capitalism. Many Amercan capitaEsts adamantly oppose any kind of government planning and most forms of government regulation. They tend to agree with President Reagan that government is the problem not the solution. The Asian capitalist economies, on the other hand, owe their success to large-scale government planning and reg'Jlation. As William Chapman r1eported
from Tokyo recently in the Washington Post, "Each of the Asian success stories has an element of strong government leadership and methodical planning. South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan flourished under authoritarian governments that carefully drafted plans and patiently carried them out. Japan's success was largely chartered by government technocrats." In addition, American capitalism puts great stress on individual freedom and initiative, unfettered by government. Asian capitalism, however, is based on very tight social discipline, enforced in many cases by government. The Post article, quoting Takeshi Watanable, first president of the Asian Development Bank, attributes this in part to the influence of Confucian ethics. Watanabe sums up this influence with the formula: "Diligence of the people, organized by elites and regulated by the government." Confucius, then, did not regard government as the problem. Nor do his Asian disciples think so in the 1980s. To the contrary, they are still greatly influenced after all these centuries by his emphasis on the need for centralized planning and government regulation. The point is not that Asian capitalism is better than ours; but that, for lack of a better word, both systems are called capitalist despite radical differences 'in these important areas.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Oct. 15, 1981
MSGR. GEORGE G. HIGGINS
Apologists for the American system would do well to acknowledge these differences and take a less doctrinaire approach to government planning and regulation. They cannot argue successfully that government planning and regulation are anti-capitalist and a hindrance to prosperity and, at the same time, try to prove the superiority of capitalism with Asian success stories which, it could be argued, prove the opposite.
(necrology] October 19 Rev. Manuel A. Silvia, 1928, Pastor, Santo Christo, Fall River October 21 Rt. Rev. Edward J. Carr, P.R., 1937, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Fall River, Chancellor of Diocese, 1907-21 Rev. Francis E. Gagne, 1942, Pastor, St. Stephen, Dodgeville Rev. Walter J. Buckley, 1979, Retired Pastor, St. Kilian, New Bedford October 22 Rev. John E. Connors, 1940, Pastor, St. Peter, Dighton
A Modest Proposal, 1981 President Reagan has been trying to tell the schoolchildren of America, through cuts in their lunch program, that they are eating too much. The Senate has just informed us, through a positive vote on the tobacco subsidies, that smoking is good for you. Now wouldn't you think that some of Ronald Reagan's friends in the business community would have put those two declarations together and corrie up with a scheme that would have untold benefits on the federal budget for now and some time to come, Why don't the cigarette manufacturers simply put a little package of cigarettes on the lunch tray - as in the old days they did on airlines? Everyone outside the tobacco states knows that cigarette smoking blunts the appetite. Naturally, the gift would be tax-deductible like the contributions to the china· fund for the White House. Who could deny, when you study ita bit, that the nicotine barons are helping the country? Start with the psychic benefits for the tots. They will be spared the searing pain of being exposed as low-income children, who, before they can proceed to the cafeteria, are given tickets of a different color from those of their richer classmates. In the great democracy of the weed, all will be equal. Also, you see, it will free their little minds from the burdensome calculations and self-delusions that are their daily fare. If they take the ketchup, they don't get the veg. If they eat a soybean patty, they must think of it as a hamburger. Those old enough to be into guilt can puff with clear consciences. They are not really accepting a handout, since the government is subsidizing the tobacco industry and their parents are helping foot the bill, that is, if they can afford to pay taxes. This perfectly sensible solution will, of course, meet with furious opposition. Cigarette smoking has, through the exertions of people who do not respect the sovereignty of the individual and who constantly tamper with the marketplace, acquired a bad name. The government, under less enlightened heads, instituted an anti-smoking campaign which cost $13 million. People spend fortunes and ruin whole evenings looking at slides of lung cancer in efforts to kick the habit. It has gotten so that a smoker offers a cigarette to someone else, he is looked at as if proffering an adder. The deleterious effects on little children will be screamed from the housetops.
We must look to the Congressional Record of Sept. 17 for a different view, specifically to the prose poem spoken on the floor by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, a Democrat from South Carolina, a state that derives most of its income from growing tobacco. Here is what he said about one habitual smoker: "Eubie Blake, the noted and very gifted performer, the other day at 96 years of age fell out of bed and broke his hip, and they lifted him back and put him in bed, and he reached for and lit up a cigarette and puffed away. He has been smoking since 8 years of age. I hope I last to be 96 like old Eubie so I can fall out of bed and break my hip and light up another one." Surely such a tribute to a terrific piano-player who is also black should reassure anxious parents who wonder how they will nourish their children. Others, inevitably, will whine about the fire hazards. Little uncoordinated fingers might ignite paper napkins. That's easily answered. Eliminate the napkins. The budget-cutters who told us that children don't eat vegetables anyway, will tell us they don't appreciate napkins, either. There will also be a great deal of blather about cigarettes stunting the growth. So? Is there anything so wrong about that? Look at the Japanese. They're shorter than we are, and they have brought us to our knees industrially. The next generation of Americans could increase productivity and also can take up less room in our crowded cities. And, we might add, do its part in helping future presidents avoid the agony Reagan has been going through in cutting the defense budget. Smaller people could fit into those tanks which the Pentagon absentmindedly designed for 5 feet 4 inches and under, Those turkeys could be taken out of mothballs and reactivated, saving heaven knows how many billions to the taxpapers of tomorrow. We come now to a potentially graver matter. Members of the medical profession warn us, every chance they get, that smoking shortens lives. But looked at patriotically, is that such a bad thing? Some of today's children will undoubtedly grow up to be welfare clients. It is bad for them ilnd it is bad for the budget. Think of the savings if they cough themselves out of existence at an earlier date. And let's face it, fewer of them would last long enough to get on the Social Security rolls.
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Running start Continued from page one sider being a priest.' No one had said that to me before." Bishop Delaney said he originally went to BrownsvilIe because Cardinal Medeiros told him that the area had one of the lowest priests-to-people ratios in the nation, whereas Fall River had one of the highest. "I offered to help out for a while," said Bishop Delaney. But once in BrownsviHe, one of the poorest areas in the nation, "I knew that's where I wanted to be." In the Texas diocese, the then Father Delaney became Cardinal 1VIedeiros' and then Bishop John Fitzpatrick's right·hand man as superintendent of schools, co· chancellor and a judge of the marriage tribuna'!. He a-Iso served as a pastor during his Brownsville years and not incidentally became fluent in Spanish. "When the apostolic delegate called to ask if I would be bishop of Fort Worth, I was on another phone at the chancery office," he said. "So the delegate spoke to Bishop Fitzpatrick and I had a little time to talk to the bishop about it before I called back. The main thing he said to me was, 'If you don't have a good reason, you can't say no if the church is asking you.''' So, although he was "kind of frightened about it all," Bishop Delaney said yes. "It's awesome," he admits. "You have fina'! responsibility for t-he 'local c:.'lurch, thealogicaBy, spiritually and as far as building morale is concerned." Bishop Delaney has chosen "Praised be Jesus Christ" for his episcopal motto. Last Thursday
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Continued from page one and are the Body of Christ, his own and only instruments in October 19811 "It takes faith," admitted Msgr. Oliveira, "to put part of your salary or household budget into the basket on Mission Sunday and allow the Society of the Propagation of the Faith to distribute it where the church is most in need. "But I can assure you that the distribution is made as fairly as possible, ar.d that without our help the 900 dioceses in the mission wcrld could not survive. "I ask diocesan Catholics," concluded Msgr. Oliveira, "to offer this Sunday for the missions, praying that through the sharing of our blessings, we may help unite the whole human family as brothers and sisters in Christ." Pope's Message In his annual Mission Sunday message, Pope John Paul declared that a church without missionary commitment is "an incomplete church or a sick church." He urged parents to teach children that "t.here are more fundamental concerns than money, vacations or fun. "The pra.yer of the parents,
like that of the Christian com· munity, will be for the children an initiation into the search for God and to listening to his calls," the message said. "This supposes that the children learn in the family, as a normal consequence of prayer, to look at the world in a Christian way. In addition to individual missionary commitment, the effort to evangelize requires concrete financial aid, the pope noted: "The financial .needs of the young churches, which include nearly all the countries in the Third World, are still enormous despite their efforts to reach fin· ancial autonomy," he added. The financial contributions of Christians in poor countries "must cause reflection among the rich nations, which often give only a small part of their surplus," he said.
The Calling God The journey of belief "begins with the faithful presence of the powerful God, a story of undergoing and overcoming. It evolves into the passionate presence of the calling God, a story of the struggle to live out of a gracious God in an ungracious world." Father John Shea
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Perhaps the most debilitating prejUdice, he said, comes from within the ex-patient, who must overcome his own shame. "The mentally ill person must learn to accept his own uniqueness, his own aberrations. The biggest battle 1s for confidence and. ·self-respect. Anyone who .is going to overcome mental illness must anive at it 90 percent on his own."
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New Bedford area prayer groups will sponsor an ad.dress, "The Book of Revelation: Wha·t Does It Really Say?" by l~ather John Randall, STD, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Julie Billial't hall, 494 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth. Ail are welcome. Dofl,NB
Hyacinth Circle, Daughters of Isabella, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at K of C Hall, PI,~asant Street, New officers are Julia Morris, regent, and Mary Hendricks, vice-regent. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN
Boy Scouts are seeking donations of used uniforms. David Trull may be called at 99'1-2898 for pick-ups. The rosary is being recited preceding 7 p.m. Mass during October. ST. ANNE, FR
An adult retreat will bl! held this weekend fn Peacedale., The Home and School Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 in ·the school. lrather Robert McIntyre will speak on "Living with Children and Maintaining Sanity."
The Book of Revelation is discussed at rectory study sessions at 10 a.m. each Thursday. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namurare leading rosary recitation following daily Masses in October. The parish council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the rectory. DIOCESAN OHOIR, FR
The diocesan choir will begin rehearsals at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's School in preparation for a concert of works by Haydn and Mozart to be presented Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and' 21 with chamber orchestra and soloists. Additional singers 'are needed, especially altos. Additionally, the choir will be heard at major liturgies and events throughout the year and will offer a spring concert as well as that in November.
Identifications for some class pictures are needed in connection with the parish's centenary celebration. Those who may be able to help are asked to check the pictures following 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. ST. LOUIS DE FRANCE, SWANSEA
St. Anne's Sodality will hold a Gentlemen's Night jointly with the St. John of God's Women's Guild at ,8 p.m. Wednesday in the parish hall. Television meteorologist John Ghiorse will speak. ST. STANISLAUS, FR
A series of seminars for parents conducted by family therapists Dr. and Mrs. Wilfred Varieur will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the school hall. Confirmation candidates will hold a vigil day at Sacred Hearts Monastery, Wareham Sunday Nov.8. ST. MlOHAEL, OCEAN GROVE
A Bible study class on the Gospel of Mark will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, led by Father Maurice Jeffrey, pastor.
Ethnic entertainers are sought for an international food festival to be held Nov. 14 and 15. Volunteers may contact the rectory. Area ultreya members will meet at the church for Mass at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Mass theme will be peace. Ail welcome. . The youth group will meet at 7 tonight in the school. Knights of .the Altar will attend an ice show in Providence tonight.
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Fall River area separated, divorced .and/or remarried Catholics will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lad~, of Fatima Church hall, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. All welcome. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA
Boys in fourth grade or above interested in being altar boys may contact the rectory. The choir rehearses at 8 p.m. each Monday. New members welcome.
A coach is needed for CYO junior girls who play on Saturday mornings at the CYO. Also needed is a CCD teacher for Wednesday afternoons. Volunteers for either openip.g may call Father Bruce Neylon at the rectory. A Halloween party for children in grades K-6 wil be sponsored from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween night by the Women's Guild. Costume prizes will be awarded.
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The Vincentians are requesting donations of winter coats and jackets, which may be placed in a collection box at the back of the church this weekend. High school students from sophomore year up are invited to join the parish youth ministry. The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, for a Mass followed by a pizza party. HOSPICE OUTREACH, FR
Outreach volunteers are sought to assist terminal cancer patients and ,their families. An eight-session training program will begin in November and information is available from Linda Valley, 673-1589. ST. RITA, MARION
Parents of first commun~cants will meet at 7:30 tonight at the rectory. Mrs. Virginia Alves, who has conducted seven pilgrimages to Lourdes, will speak on her work with handicapped children at 7:30 p.m. Tuesda.y at 'the rectory. ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL, FR
An oncology conference at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday will present Dr. Shapshay in a discussion on head and neck cancer. All doctors welcome. DEAF APOSTOLATE, FALL RIVER DIOCESE
Members will attend Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church, Fall River. A social will follow in the parish school, with a children's Halloween costume party and separate meetings for teens and adults. Portuguese interpreters are needed and volunteers may contact Father Joseph Viveiros, 9927727, or Sister Kathy 679-8373. A Thanksgiving dinner is planned to follow 3 p.m. Mass Sunday, Nov. 22 at St. John of God Church, Somerset.
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The Women's Guild will have a membership tea and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the lower church.
,New stamps VATICAN CIlY (NC) - The Vatican philatelic office will issue a stamp commemorating the United Nations' International Year of the Disabled Person. The 600-lire (about 55 cents) stamp shows the symbol of the year reproduced on a cloth which bears the face of Christ crowned with thorns. The Vatican will also issue two stamps marking the sixth centenary of the death of blessed Jan Van Ruysbroeck a Flemish mystic.
13 Hispanics WASHINGTON (NC) - Father Alphonse Gallegos, 50, has been appointed auxiliary bishop of Sacramento, Calif., the diocese's first Hispanic-American bishop. Bishop-designate Gallegos is director of the Division of Hispanic Affairs of the California Catholic Conference. He is a member of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. The· 'papal appointment brings to 13 the number of Hispanic bishops in the United States.
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Continued from page one and child collage that centers the banner. Materials used, in addition to the felt and satin, were velour, flannel, brocade, and braid. Delegates at the convention produced several resolutions addressing current issues : -:.. On abortion, they supported the Hatch Amendment, a Senate resolution which puts restrictions on abortion. - On nucle~.r arms, they affirmed Pope John Paul II's can to limit nuclear arms and work for the abolition of nuclear weapons. - On the handicapped, they resOlved to work for their full participation ir.. society and to support advocacy programs for the mentally ill and retarded. - On rural life, they resolved that a rural life committee be encouraged in each province. - On women, they commended the U.S. bishops for "their ongoing concern that women continue serving in a variety of roles in the church." Several workshops were featured at the conference. Father Steven Priester, director of the National Center for Family Studies at the Catholic University of America, discussed the impact that increasing focus on family life will have on church ministries. The Kids on the Block, a puppet group that introduces children to the hlndicapped, performed at two workshops. The puppets show children the realities of life with blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness and leukemia. Archbishop John K. Roach of St. Paul-Minneapolis, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said at a Mass Oct. 9, "I take no political stand, but you and I can never stop aggressively fighting for the lives of the unborn children." In the Fall River diocese, Miss Crowley noted that the DCCW theme for the year will be "Renewal of the Temporal Order in Conformity with the Mind of the Church."
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NEW YORK (NC) - Father George Rutler, a former Episcopal priest, has been ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Father Rutler, 36, who is unmarried, did not come under the special cases now pending for married Episcopal clergymen entering the Catholic priesthood. As a member of the New York archdiocese, he will probably work in New York after completing theology studies in Rome.
New Secretary WASHINGTON (NC) - Do:minican Father Thomas P. Doyle, who has been a judge with the Chicago archdiocesan tribunal, has been named secretary of the apostolic delegation in Washington. Father Doyle is a native of Wisconsin. Ordained in 1970, he has been associated with the Chicago archdiocesan tribunal since 1974.
FATHER JOHN CRABB, SJ, former assistant to the principal and faculty member at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, has been named academic assistant principal at Strake Jesuit High School, Houston. In 1979, at a Fall River ceremony, he was the first Jesuit to be ordained by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin.
Rev. Ronald A. Tosti, Director of the Office of Fami'ly Ministry and the Fami'ly Life Center has announced three fall retreat weekends. On the weekend of October 30th, Rev. Richard -Gendreau will conduct a women's retreat open to a:ll adult women. Faith, prayer and response to Christ in the modern WOJ1ld will be explored. A married couples' retreat will start on Fdday, Nov. 6, with Rev. Jon-Paul GaHant as retreat master. This time for personal renewal and study of the sacrament of mMriage is designed for couples of all ages. A men's :retreat wi1l be held the weekend of Dec. 4 with Rev. Steven Furtado as retreat master. The retreats wtid.l be facilitated by deacons and their wives and will offer conferences on various subjects, Masses and time for the sacrament of reconciliation as well as ample opportunity for private prayer, rest and !relaxation. The new Family Life Center is on Slocum Road in North Dartmouth, centrally situated for alI parts of the diocese. Information on fees and reservations is available by calling the Center at 999-6420 or by writing to Rev. Ronald A. Tosti, 500 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth 02747.
JANE HARRIS, a staff therapist at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, for six years, has been named its director of physical therapy. She holds a bachelor's degree in the subject from Boston University.
Queries murder WASHINGTON (NC) A Minnesota congressman has joined those calling for a "full and fair investigation" by the Guatemalan government of the July murder of Father Stanley Rother of Oklahoma City. Rep. James 1. Oberstar (D-Minn.), in a letter to Secretary of State Alexander Haig, said he was skeptical that three Guatemalan Indians arrested in the murder actually were responsible for Father Rother's death. "I do not believe the government of the United States can accept the unbelievablE! explanations" of the Guatemalan government, said Oberstar.
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NEW YORK (NC),- Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, was honored at a proclamation ceremony on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York and Mayor Edward Koch of New York were present at the ceremony honoring the foundress, whose order cares for the elderly poor. There ceremony was held the day before the 102nd anniversary of her death. "It is an inspiration," said the cardinal, "that because of the vision and lov,ing dedication of one woman, nearly one million people have lived happily and died peacefully." Jeanne Jugan, whose religious name was Sister Mary of the Cross, founded the Little Sisters in 1839 when she invited a old, blind and paralyzed woman into her home and cared for her. She then organized a small band of followers to help care for a dozen aged women. Today more than 4,500 Little Sisters of the :Poor minister to the poor in 30 countries. The order has provinces in Brooklyn, N.Y.., Baltimore and Chicago.
Liturgists to meet MILWAUKEE (NC) - A national meeting of diocesan liturgical commissions will be held in Milwaukee Oct. 19-22. Its topic will be "The Assembly . . . A People Gathered in Your Name." Speakers will include Auxiliary Bishop Richard J. Skiba of Milwauk~e, Dolores Leckey, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, and Dale R. Olen
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Amendnlent reworded WASHINGTON (NC) - After a year of study the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has announced agreement on new wording for a comprehensive human life amendment it hopes will unify the pro-life movement. The new wording replaces a three-section amendment known in Congress as the Garn-'Oberstar amendment after its two prime sponsors, Sen. Jack Gam (R-Utah) and Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.). The new wording is a:il attempt to settle difference.; between Garn-Oberstar supporters and proponents of a separate amendment sponsored by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.-C.) and Rep. Robert Dornan (R-Calif.). The chief difference between the two has been that the GarnOberstar amendment includes a clause making exceptions for "only those medical procedures required to prevent the deslth of the mother." The Helms- Dornan amendment includes no such exception, merely stating that the "paramount right to life is vested in each human being from the moment of fertilization
Helms-Dornan supporters have argued that no exceptions should be written into the Constitution and that procedures neCE!Ssary to save the mother's life still could be performed because legally they are not abortions. Garn-'Oberstar supporters have countered that without a::t explicit statement of allowable exceptions courts would be able to make any exceptions they chose. The new amendment combines both amendments. After redefining the word "person" in the Constitution to include the un-
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Hospital stats ST. LOUIS (NC) - Catholic hospitals treated more than six million patients during the year ending July 1, 1981, according to statistics released by the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Based in St. Louis, the CHA has 619 hospital members representing 633 individual facilities. They have 169,928 beds, about 20 percent of the nation's community hospital beds. The two largest Catholic hospitals in the United States are Saint Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., and Santa Rose Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Each has more than 1,000 beds. Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, founded in 1847, is the nation's oldest Catholic hospital. The majority of U.S. Catholic hospitals are owned and operated by -congregations of men and women Religious, but 50.2 percent of their administrators are lay people.
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The Soviets By CeclUa Belanger A subject weighing heavily on the minds of Americans today is that of· our defense posture. If newspaper content, talk programs and conversations on the street are any criteria, then this all-important subject should be dealt with fairly and squarely. Last week a youth wanted to talk about "rearming America." Like many, he believes that a strong America means peace. Then he said, "I don't know enough about what is going on even though 1 am interested and will be glad to know more. The people I've been talking with are too emotional on the subject and the first thing they say is, 'All this money should go for human services,'"What good are human services if you're not strong enough to protect the human beings in the first place?"
STANG SENIOR Eileen Brennan, center seated, has been named·a semi finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All others in the picture, plus Heidi Jaillet, who is studying in Finland this year, have received letters of commendation. Seated, R. Cranston Paull, Daniel Dufresne; standing, Suzanne Brown, Brian CorrE!ira, Carolyn Lund quist, Paul McGowan, Carolyn Fontes, David McKivergap, Marc Provencher, Colleen Rafferty. (Sr. Gertrude Gaudette Photo)
I think it's foolish to argue with people once their minds are made up. Also, people come from different philosophical backgrounds and there~s nothing wrong with either the person who wants to rearm America or the one who wishes to disarm her. I respect both viewpoints.
I believe in an informed America. I waJ;lt to know the truth. I've found out that sometimes it's best not to take sides on an issue because the side you think right may turn out to be all wrong. Those who know me know I work for peace. But I don't think that our nation should become so vulnerable that we would be ripe for the picking by any supermilitary power. I wish we could dump all the military arsenals in some black hole, hut we live in the real world, not the world of dreams and fantasies. As one youth said, "Wherever you go you find aggression. People fight with their mouths and that's a destructive weapon too!" I wish we did not have to worry about a Soviet threat and that countries in Europe and elsewhere could relax their vigilance, but unfortunately the real world gives us no choice. The superpowers just cannot go on ignoring one another. No one can tell me the Russian people want war. During World War II some 1,700 of their cities were destroyed and over 25 million of their people were killed.
There's a sterotypical view of . the Soviets since WW II. Until recently that sterotype has been of a country long on manpower and short on brainpower. In the world of sterotypes, Soviet and Warsaw Pact soldiers, sailors and airmen were ignorant farmboys with low IQs.
However, such sterotypes have been fading in the face of growing Soviet competence and power. The Soviets have displayed their own brand of puritanism, an undivided work ethic and commitment to their national and world goals.
The Connolly community mourns the death of David Reid, '84, who died in a van accident. News of the tragedy deeply affected classmates and teachers alike. Over 100 sophomores joined family memebers for the funeral Mass at st. Stanislaus Church, Fall River. Father Frederick O'Brien, S.J., principal, led a delegation of '10 Jesuit priests and other faculty members and Father Ric~ard Berttand, S.J., a friend of the family, delivered the homily. . Simultaneously a Mass was celebrated in the school auditorium for other student body members. Father Paul Carrier, S.J., was celebrant-homilist and Father William Campbell, pastor of Saint Dominic's Church, Swansea, played the organ and directed the Connolly chorus. Seniors -Ed Harrington, Bill Saunders and Tom Shea presented the gifts, and juniors JohI:} Hand, Steve Cobery and Don Fleming were ushers. Seniors Paul Desilets and Katie O'Neil were lectors. After the Mass, students and faculty were invited to sign a large card for senior Bill Reid, David's brother, injured in the same accident. The watercolor scene on the card was painted by senior Jim Bailey and it was lettered by senior Lisa Pastore.
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SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS When you ask how I've been here without ~,ou I like to say I've been fine and I do But we both know the truth is hard to come by And if I told the truth That's not quite true. .Some days are diamonds Some days are stone Sometimes tbe hard times won't leave me alone Sometimes the cold winds blow a chill in my bones Some days are diamonds Some days are stone Now the face that I see in my mirror More and more is a stranger to me More and more I can see there's a danger In becoming what I never thought I'd be. Sung by John Denver, written by Dick Feller, (c) 1975 by Tree Publishing Co. Ine. I
SOME I)AYS are diamonds, Denver comments. But apparently for the person who has lost contact with who he or she is, many days feel like stone. The power to form diamonds in our lives is the power to make choices. Have we just drifted to where we are now, or have we chosen to direct our lives by making choices that were needed? Sometimes we need help to change our lives. We should not be afraid to seek advice from friends or professionally trained counselors. When our days are· stone, it is . helpful to remember that Jesus also encountered hopelessness and uncertainty, problems and doubt, We don't have to walk alone. , When you feel like a stranger to yourself, what do you do with this fl~eling? Share your hisights with other readers. Please address correspondence to Charlie Martin, 4705 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, Ind. 46208.
Juniors at the Taunton high school will hold a class Mass and ring ceremony Friday, OCt. 30. A reception will follow in the school cafeteria. CC is preparing to host the annual diocesan Vocation Awareness Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, when students and faculty from other diocesan schools will attend a program including a Mass celebrated by Bishop Cronin, a film on vocations and the opportunity to visit exhibits mounted by many religious communities and diocesan groups.
Holy Family Intramural volleyball has begun at the New Bedford high school, with a fall and spring season' planned. Games are held after school on Wednesdays and Fridays with a championship series expected in December. Eight teams are in contention, most with two_ faculty members, one the coach, the other the general manager, one of whom is a player. Two referees are present for each month.
Bishop Feehan Bishop Feehan High in Attleboro began the year with its largest freshman class (275) and largest overall student body (994) in its 20-year history. A "Mercy Day" Mass marked both the opening of schooi and the I50th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy, while Attleboro joined the observance by proclaiming Sept. 20-26 Mercy Week in the city. . Other activities since the beginning of school have included yearbook and magazine subscription drives and participation in the annual Stonehill College college information day.
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Diocesan Schools All Grid Winners All four diocesan high schools in Southeastern Mass Conference football posted victories last Saturday. The Bishop Feehan Shamrocks routed the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons, 33-0, in a Division Three encounter. John Julius scored three touchdowns and his brother, Charlie, scored one in pacing the Shamrocks to their lopsided victory. Feehan is now 2-1-0 (won, lost, tied) in conference and 2-2-0 overall. In another Division Three game, the Coyle-Cassidy Warriors nipped the Old Rochester Bulldogs, 8-7, upping their conference record to 1-2-0 and their overall slate to 22-2-0. CoyleCassidy was facing a 7-2 loss until Chris Leary scored on a threeyard run to give the Warriors their first conference win of the seaso~.
The Spartans of Bishop Stang High blanked Dennis-Ya.rmouth, 12-0 in a non-league contest. Jay Machado scored on a one-yard run in the second per:iod and Mike Ford sealed the decision with a 65-yard run on an interception 2:12 before the end of the game. There was only one game in Division One last weekend. Pacesetting Taunton defeated New Bedford High, 14-7, and now leads the four-team divisLon with a 2-1-0 record. Somerset surprised Dartmouth, 10-8, and remair..ed in a first-place tie with Barnstable, a 17-0 winner over Greater New Bedford Voke-Tech, for lthe Division Two lead with Falmouth
which defeated Fairhaven, 6-0. All three schools are now 2-0-0 in conference play. North Attleboro and Oliver Ames remained undefeated in Hockomock League football. North Attleboro nipped Stoughton, 16-14, and Oliver Ames upended King Philip, 21-7. North Attleboro and Oilver Ames are now 3-0-0 in league, 4-0-0 overall. Canton, the only other unbeaten team in the league with a 2-0-0 slate, and 3-0-0 overall, was not scheduled for league play. Bridgewater-Raynham routed Marshfield, 28-8, to remain the leader in the Old Colony League with a 3-0-0 record and 4-0-0 overall. Apponequet Regional was a 37-20 winner over Old Colony and Norton topped Nantucket, 12-6, in Mayflower League games. Stang was impressive in its 4~0 victory over Old Rochester in a Division Two East conference soccer game Saturday morning but lost a 2-1 squeaker to Bishop Connolly High's Cougars Monday morning. Greg deMelo scored all four goals against Old Rochester. Bill Camara, on an assist by Joe Prates, scored in the second period for Connolly in Monday's tilt. Dan Driscoll, who had assisted on two of DeMelo's goals Saturday, scored for Stang early in last period to tie the score at I-I but Connolly rode to victory on John Nune's goal, assisted by Mike Cavanaugh, in the closing minutes of the game.
Coaches Wanted Holy Family High Sc:hool in New Bedford is looking for a varsity girls' basketball coach. Applications should be sent to Thomas Kruger, athletic director, 91 Summer Street, New :Bedford. Bishop Connolly High School
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Mi!5cellaneous Items Although held to a 3-3 tie by Marion last Sunday night' Fall River South retained first place in the Bristol County CYO Hockey League. Posting its second victory in three starts Seekonk defeated defending champion New Bedford, 7-3. Next Sunday night's twin bill in the Driscoll Rink, Fall River, are Marion vs. New' Bedford at nine o'clock, Seekonk vs. Somerset at 10. In the league standings Fall River South is 2-0-1 (won, lost, tied), Seekonk 2-0-0, Somerset 1-1-0, Marion 0-1-1, New Bedford 0-2-0. Under new coach Joe Pereira the Holy Family High soccer team ha$ made the best start in the school's history. Although the Parochials appear to be the
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Haitians RAYaROOK, N.Y. (NC) Haitians detained in the Federal Correction Center in Raybrook are restricted more than regular prison inmates, according to an investigation by Father Stephen Grato of New York State Catholic Charities. The 40 men, who fled their island nation, also face cold mountain weather and the uncertainty of whether they will find a better life in America.
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Symbols following film reviews indicate both general and Catholic Film Office ratings, which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for gen· eral viewing; PG--parental guidance sug· gested; R-restricted, unsuitable for children or younger teens. Catholic ratings: Al-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents; A3-approved for adults only; B-objectionable in part for everyone; A4-separate classification (given to films not morally offensive whicll, however, require some analysis and explanation); C-condemned. New Films "Carbon Copy" (Avco Embassy): A successful businessman (George Segal), who has married the boss' shrewish daughter, finds his affluent nest disrupted when a black youth (Jenzel Washington) claims to be his illegitimate son. This crude comedy attempts to get laughs by cheap shots against religion and its "liberalism" does not exclude an offensive dose of male chauvinism. Because of strong language and distasteful bedroom sequences, it is rated A3, PG. "Chariots of Fire" (Warners): Two young Englishmen, both outsiders, overcome quite different obstacles to win gold medals at the 1924 Paris Olympics. One is a Jew determined to beat the anti-Semitic establishment at its own game, the other is a devout Scot who runs for the glory of God. An entertaining and inspiring movie for the whole family, though young children may be put off by its complex historical context. AI, PG "Paternity" (paramount): One of New York's most eligible bachelors, a callous egomaniac (Burt Reynolds), wants a son and interviews prospective surrogate mothers. A musician working as a waitress (Beverly D'Angelo) gets the job and despite supposed sensitivity and intelligence, falls in love with the boor. This listless comedy is rated A3, PG because of its rough language and reasons apparent from its plot.
Films on TV Sun., Oct. 18,9 p.m. (NBC) "Legacy" (1979) - An ill-con-
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