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A thousand charismatics from the Fall River diocese are expected to attend the fourth annual Eastern General Conference on the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church, to be held tomorrow through Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J. James R. Collard, diocesan lay coordinator for charismatic groups, is a member of the conference advisory board, and Mrs. Nancy Collard will conduct a Saturday afternoon workshop, "Yielding YO~lr Appetite to the Lord." They are members of St. George .parish, Westport. Many members of the diocesan contingent will travel in chartered buses, said Collard, while others will go by car. Among priests expected to be present are Father Raphael Flammia, S5.CC., pastor of Our

NECOPS Meeting On Leadership Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will head a delegation from the Fall River diocese attending a leadership workshop to be conducted for the New England Conference of Priests' Senates (NECOPS) by representatives of the National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC). To be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield, Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 24 to 26, the meeting will also be atended by Turn to Page Seven

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THROUGHOUT THE WORLD children are among prime beneficiaries of the work of Catholic missionaries. Your contribution to this weekend's Mission Sunday collection will help feed, teach and heal thousands of youngsters like these.

Bishop Maguir·e New Ordinary WASHINGTON(NC) - Pope Paul VI has accepted the resignation, for reasons of poor health, of Bishop Christopher J. Weldon of Springfield, Mass. ·Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, coadjutor bishop of the Springfield diocese since April, 1976, . automatically succeeds him. The change was announced in Washington by Msgr. Clemente Faccani, charge d'affaires at the Vatican's apostolic delgatlon delegation in the United States. Bishop Weldon, 72, has beel\ bishop of Springfield since Turn to Page Seven

Lady of the Assumption parish, New Bedford, and Father Gabriel Healy, SS.CC., Sacred Hearts Monastery, Fairhaven. In all, some 36,000 charismatics from the eastern U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are expected in Atlantic City. Thirty-six bishops have endorsed the meet-

ing and at least eight plan to attend. All workshops and presentations will be centered on the theme, "My Grace is all you need, for my power is strongest when you are weak" (2 Cor. 12: 9). Emphasis will be on the Turn to Page Seven

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Canadian Bishop Defends Birth Control Rulings By John Muthig VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Church cannot adjust her teaching on artificial birth control to fit popular practice among American Catholics, said the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCB) at a Vatican-sponsored press conference (Oct. 13). "We can't adjust our teaching to surveys," answered Bishop G. Emmett Carter of London, Canada, when questioned about reported widespread disobedience of Church birth control teaching among American Catholics. "The Church isn't in the consumer business or in a popularity contest," he said. "One minute we are criticized for not being prophetic, then when we take a prophetic stand we are criticized for not following the will of the people," quipped the prelate. Asked to comment on the alienation from Church life which Church birth control teaching has reportedly prompted, Bishop Carter said that on the issue the Church "has no place to hide." "We must accept the consequences of our position," he said. When asked about the'responsibility bishops have for postconciliar confusion among Catholics, Bishop Carter said that bishops at the Second Vatican Council overestimated the ability of Catholics to absorb changes. "We at the council who were caught up in a searing, changing experience were under the impression that everyone else was there with us at the council," he said.

IBishop Carter maintained that the present Synod of Bishops is "picking up the pieces and putting them in place" after the postconciliar "explosion." General News In general Synod news, the some 200 bishops gathered in Rome seem determined to produce written, final conclusions of their deliberations - something the 1974 Synod was unable to do, despite many attempts. The bishops seem of the opinion that the Pope should issue a magisterial document of his own on the synod theme. Their desire to write their own final document as well as to request a major statement from the pontiff is seen by observers as a sign that they are arriving at a clearer understanding of what Turn to Page Seven

Ordination Rite This Saturday Clergy, religious and laity are invited to participate in the ordination in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, of Rev. Mr. John Raposo. The Mass of ordination will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Priests wishing' to concelebrate are asked to bring amice. alb, cincture and stole. Those wishing to participate in the rite of laying on of hands should be vested in cassock and surplice or in Mass vestments. Rev. Mr. Raposo, a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish, New 'Bedford, where he will , Turn to Page Seven

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ill People.Places路Events-NC News Briefs (b S;ege Lifted

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Efforts by 'Catholic clergy and laity in defense of human rights are credited in part for lifting of a state of siege in Nicaragua. They are also credited as' a force behind other moves to check repression by the country's National Guard.

DENVER - More and more family life 'programs are moving away from an emphasis on marriage preparation and marriage counseling to bring a "total" approach to family ministry, Father Donald Conroy, family life representative for the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCe), told participants in a National Catholic Family Life Conference, held in Denver.

WASHINGTON - The Holy See, acting through "normal channels," generally understood to mean the Vatican's apostolic delegation in the United States, has told both Carter Administration officials and top labor leader George Meany that the Vatican opposes American withdrawal from the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Offers' Self As H()stage VATICAN CITY - ,Before the rescue of 86 hostages held in Somalia by four terrorists who had hijacked a West German airliner, Pope Paul VI had offered himself in exchange for their liberation. He made the offer in a telegram sent through Cardinal Joseph Hoeffner of Cologne. "If it would be of use," the Pope wrote, "we would even offer our person for the liberation of the hostages. "We appeal to the conscience of the hijackers that they should refrain from their cruel undertaking which threatens to inflict pain and misfortune on so many innocent people," he continued.

Ambassador Hesburgh WASHINGTON President Jimmy Carter has nominated Father Theodore Hesburgh to the rank of ambassador and named him head of the U.S. delegation to the 1979 United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development. His nomination must be confirmed by the Senate. A university spokesman 'said Father Hesburgh will remain as president of Notre Dfjme.

It's A Bore LONDON - English young people are almost totally alienated from organized religion, with most finding the Church and religion boring and irrelevant, according to a study issued by the Church of England's board of education. The report. "A Kind of Believing," found that very few of a sample of 100 young people aged 13 to 24 who were interviewed for the study could be regarded as regular, practicing, fully "insider" members of any institutional church.

New Program RlVERSrDE, N.Y. The National Conference of' Catholic Bishops ~NCCB) intends to sponsor a special program to prepare priests for pastoral care of Hispanics. It will be a sort of novitiate, said Bishop Thomas Kelly, general secretary of the NCCB-U.S. ,Catholic Conference, who announced the program at a meeting sponsored by the Northeast Pastoral Center for Hispanics.

No-Nukes Bishop LONDON - The controversial Anglican bishop of Kingston, Bishop Hugh Montefiore, well known for his opposition to the Concorde supersonic passenger plane and to the fast- breeder nuclear reactor, has been named bishop of Birmingham. There was a campaign in that heavy-industry city against his appointment because of his strong environmental views.

In God They Distrust MIAMI - Groups of teachers and employes who have been meeting to pray in pre-class hours at Miami public schools have been told' that they cannot conduct prayer meetings on school grounds.

New Jobs WASHINGTON - Pope Paul VI has named two American bishops to new positions and accepted the resignations for reasons of age, of two others. Bishop Charles A. Salatka of Marquette, Mich., will become archbishop of Oklahoma City, while Auxiliary Bishop Albert Ottenweller will succeed retiring Bishop, John King Mussio as Bishop of Steubenville. Auxiliary Bishop John J. Boardman of Brooklyn will also retire.

Not Only in Mozambique VATICAN CITY - The principal problems of the Church in Mozambique are related to the scarcity of priests and Religious; the secretary general of the Mozambique Bishops' Conference, Bishop Alberto Setele of Inhamban, said in an interview on Vatican Radio.

Contemplation Popular PLYMOUTH, Mich. - "Traditionally, we have a disdain, a religious discrimination against contemplative persons as free-loaders or escapists from reality." But, said Father Edward Hays of Kansas City, interest in contemplative prayer is growing, as evidenced by the popularity of Eastern spirituality. Father Hays was one of the speakers at a ,workshop on "Inner Life: Contemplative Prayer of the West," held in 'Plymouth, Mich.

No Doves LONDON - Black Rhodesians now see violence as the only way of achieving political independence, according to Father Pascal Slevin, a 43-year-old Irish Franciscan who is the latest missionary to be deported from Rhodesia.

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DENVER - "the family is in trouble" and it must be seen as "the nerve center of the total life of the Church" if its problems are to be solved, Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco said in outlining a "comprehensive pastoral plan for family ministry" which he said will be presented to the U.S. bishops at their May meeting.

Already Here ROME - Much of what has been discussed at the Synod of Bishops, meeting at the Vatican to consider catechetics, is already in operation in the United States, in the view of U.S. delegates and advisers at the synod.

Bing Crosby Rites HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. - A private funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Paul the Apostle Church in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood, for famed singer and entertainer Bing Crosby. Interment was next to his first wife Dixie Lee in the fa'mily plot at Holy Cross Cemetery. The last time the Crosby family had bee~ together was in London in late August when they taped a special television show for Christmas. Mrs. Kathryn Crosby, his widow, said. "I think it's the best we've done. It was lovely. I think everyone will love it." The Crosbys are parishioners of OUf Lady of Angels Church, Burlingame, Sind when at their home here were often seen as a family at Mass and other parish activities.

F'ope Fears Judgment VATICAN CITY - Pope Paul VI told participants of the Synod of Bishops and thousands of birthday wellwishers that his old age causes him "fearful anxiety" over God's upcoming judgment. Pope Paul spoke about his nearing death at a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 16, a birthday tribute to him from the synod and the diocese of Rome.

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VATICAN ~ITY - Pope Paul VI has urged Catholic journalists to meet the real need of their readers to be informed objectively and cautioned them to avoid humoring unhealthy curiosities or sectarian sentiments. Pope Paul addressed Not Wanted Catholic journalists in a letter' to Louis LONDON - Roger Riddell, an English Jesuit scholastic who has been criti路 ' . Meerts, president of the International Catholic Union of the Press, on the 50th cal of economic policies in Rhodesia, has anniversary of the organization. been refused readmission to Rhodesia, where he was due to take up an appointFIAC President , ment this term as lecturer in economics VIENNA, Austria.- Dr. Konrad Kraea,t the University of Salisbury. mer, editor-in-chief of the German Cath-

Human R'ights WASHINGTON President Jimmy Carter and Congress have reached a compromise on the use of human rights criteria in determining foreign aid policy. The compromise will aIlow Congress to prohibit American aid through U.S. military sales credits, but not through international lending institutions, to specific countries guilty of human rights violations.

Demonstrators' Arrested WASHINGTON ' - Six persons have been arrested and charged with unlawful entry in a demonstration at Preterm Clinic, an abortion facility operated by Planned 'Parenthood, pol!ce said.

olic news agency KNA, was elected president of the International Federation of Catholic Press Agencies (FIAC) during the 11th Catholic World Congress of the Press, Oct. 11-14. .Richard W. Daw, director and editorin-chief of the National Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., was elected vice president.

Seek Reunion PORT ST. LucrE, Fla. - Concluding their week-long deliberations, 150 bishops of the U.S. Episcopal Church pleaded with dissidents "to reconsider your decision to withdraw" and indicated a willingness to open formal talks that would reunite a Church splintered by decisions of the 1976 General Convention.

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BISHOP CRONIN DISCUSSES ministry to Hispanics with Father Roberto Rodriguez, OFM at bishops' meeting in Riverdale, N.Y., called to discuss pastoral care of Hispanic Catholics; center, at Fall River Catholic Women's Club annual Bishop's Night with Miss Claire O'Toole, left,

president and Mrs. Robert McConnell, vice-president; right, at golden jubileE' banquet for St. Casimir parish, New Bedford, with Louis F. Peltz, arrangements committe~ president, and Father Casimir Kwiatkowski, pastor.


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Two Sisters Die Sister Andre LaFerriere, OP, 90, and Sister Constance Forcier, SUSC, 60, died earlier this month, Sister Andre at the Dominican Motherhouse in Fall River and Sister Constance in Argentina, where she had served as a missionary for 38 years. Sister Andrew born in Haverstraw, N.Y., had served in . houses of her community in Plattsburg and Peru, N.Y. and in Acushnet and Fall River in this diocese before her retirement in 1967. She is survived by four brothers and three sisters. Her funeral took place at Dominican Academy Convent and interment was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Sister Constance, a native of Pawtucket, R.I., entered religion at the age of 16 and spent all but six years of her religious life in Argentina, where her funeral and burial took place. A Mass was also offered' for her at St. Cecelia's Church, Pawtucket. She is survived by four sisters and a brother.

Arts Festival Members of the Fall River diocese are invited to lend works of art bearing on the theme "The Art of Hoping," either created by themselves or owned by them, for exhibit at a Religious Arts Festival co-sponsored by the diocese and the Greater Fall River Council of Churches. To be held the weekend of Nov. 4 through 6 at Central Congregational Church, 100 Rock St., Fall River, the festival will include a Friday evening program of contemporary Christian music and a Saturday evening play and poetry presentation. It will conclude Sunday afternoon with a Messiah Sing open to all singers and conducted by Glenn Giuttari, director of music for St. Mary's Cathedral. Tickets for all events and information about exhibiting at the festival are available through the Council of Churches, telephone 617-673-4670, from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Information is also available from Father Horace Travassos at the Fall River Chancery Office, 6751311.

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Oct. 21 Rt. Rev. Edward J. Carr, P.R., 1937, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Fall River Chancellor of Diocese, 1907-1921 Rev. Franics E. Gagne, 1942, Pastor, St. Stephen, Dodgeville Oct. 22 Rev. John E. Connors, 1940, Pastor, St. Peter, Dighton Oct. 23 Rev. Joseph Eid, 1970, Pastor, St. Anthony of Desert, Fall River Oct. 25 Rev. Reginald Chene, O.P., 1935, Dominican Priory, Fall River Rev. Raymond B. Bourgoin, 1950, Pastor, St. Paul, Taunton Oct. 27 Rev. Edmond L. Dickinson, 1967, Assistant, St. Mathieu, Fall River Rev. francisco L. Jorge, 1918, Assistant, Mount Carmel, New llcdford

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Nurses to Meet in Cambridge ·Preparations are complete for dred F. Jefferson, president of the 18th annual conference of the National Right to Life Comthe New England Diocesan mittee; Miss Mary E. MacDonCouncil of Catholic Nurses, to aid, director of nurses at Massbe held the weekend of Nov. 4 achusetts General Hospital; and to 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, . Very Rev. Francis J. Gilday, SJ, Cambridge, under direction of spiritual director for medical Miss Ruth E. Hurley of Fall students at Tufts and Boston River, council president. universities. Catholic nurses from various Registration forms for nurses sectors of the United States have from the Fall River diocese are been invited to join the New available from Helen Shove, England delegates in discussion RN, 3 Purchase St., Taunton and action with regard to vari- 02780. \ ous contemporary issues. The general theme for the meeting is "Wisdom and Enthusiasm." Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, Archbishop of Boston, will be NEW YORK (NC)' - Sister host for the gathering and Janice McLaughlin, the Pittsspeakers will include Dr. Mil- burgh-born Maryknoll nun who was recently deported from Rhodesia after 22 days in jail there, will become the first white perJAMES B. CARSON Tickets for a benefit dinner son to receive the Martin Luther to be sponsored by the Sisters King Freedom Award. The award will be presented to of Mercy for the benefit of Mt. St. Rita Health Centre for re- Sister McLaughlin by the Comtired and infirm members of the mission for the Elimination of community are available in this Racism of the Council of Churches of the City of New diocese from the following: - Sister Marie Lourdette, St. York in ceremonies Nov. 18 in On Tuesday of this week Cath- Appeal, it is able to keep fees Vincent's Home, Fall River, tele- New York. olic Counseling Services, a moderate and to waive them en- phone 679-8511. A commission spokeman said diocesan - sponsored agency, tirely in case of need. No one is - Sister Rose Angela, Our the 15-member executive counopened a Hyannis office to serve turned away for inability to pay, Lady of Mercy Convent, Attle- cil decided that there was "no residents of Cape Cod. Located he emphasized. one more qualified" to receive boro, 222-7970. in the Hyannis Professional It is hoped that the three - Sister Mary Nora, St. the 1977 award. He praised SisCenter at East Main Street and counseling offices will expand James Convent, New Bedford, ter McLaughlin as a "modernRoute 28, it will provide pro- their services to offer group 992-3694. day Joan of Arc" and said, fessional and confidential coun- counseling programs and marri- Sister Mary Margretta, Our "When white people take stands seling to families and individ- age preparation courses. Sug- Lady of Lourdes Convent, Taun- on black issues, we don't want uals of all ages. gestions for other programs are ton, 822-9206. to just sit with our hands beMarriage difficulties, parent- welcomed, said Carson. - Sister Zita Mary, Nazareth hind our back; we want to show child relationships or emotional, them our support." The telephone number for ar- Hall, Hyannis, 775-1107. stress or anxiety problems will ranging or obtaining further in- Sister Mary Alban, Mt. be among situations in which formation concerning the new St. Rita, 1-401-333-6352. All for All the agency will offer assistance, Hyannis office is 1-997-7337. "A monk is a man who has The dinner will be held at said James B. Carson, MSW, ad- The same number reaches the. Venus de Milo restaurant, Swan- given up everything in order to ministrator of Catholic Counsel- New Bedford office and in Fall sea, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. possess everything." - Thomas ing Services. Merton 9. River the number is 674-4681. The agency has for more than a year had offices in New Bedford and Fall River, where it has assisted hundreds of individuals and family groups. In many cases, noted Carson, it is reassuring to individuals to know that assistance they receive will be entirely consistent with Catholic moral principles. Agency' work includes consultations with the diocesan marriage court and with clergy preparing young people for marriage. Counselors on the agency staff, who will be available at the Cape Cod office on an appointment basis, are Father Maurice Lebel, Father Robert Carter, Miss neborah Maloney, C A B James E. Tooley and Ms. Mau"And The Earth was Brushed Gold Cross reen Hampel. All hold master's The Legend of the Blessed by His Presence" A genuine diamond pendant in a degrees in social work, counselsolid gold frame? The design and Christmas Cross ing or allied fields. 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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

themoorin~ You Can Change Your World Despite shattered shells of bombed buildings, mutilated bodies and the distorted determination of fanatical forces, there is a glimmer of hope in Northern Ireland. A beacon of light is penetrating the darkness of man's madness with dreams of healing and harmony. Peace is now not a mere illusion for the people of this sad land because of two women who would not give in to hatred of dogmatic fanatics. Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan have risen above personal suffering and have lit a candle rather than curse the darkness of their own private grief. Because of this effort they have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. They received this famous international award because of their "initiative to end the violence which .has marked. the unfortunate disintegration in Northern Ireland and which has cost so many lives." In granting the award the committee stated that "Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams acted out of a deep conviction that individual people can do meaningful efforts for peace through conciliatory work." These Catholic women began their peace movement after Betty Williams witnessed three children killed by a runaway car whose guerrilla driver had been wounded by British soldiers. Mairead Corrigan was the aunt of the three children. Braving the vilest of threats and actual physical abuse, they organized peaceful marches throughout Northern Ire· land, England and the Irish Republic. Because of their determined initiative, peace groups are forming in Northern Ireland and Catholics and Protestants are beginning to dialogue rather than kill one another. For all people who seek to bring peace to this troubled world, the example of these two women should' be an inspiration to each and every man and wor:nan who feels that one person cannot affect the engulfing tide of man's madness that surrounds so many people on the continents of this globe. . In recognizing their work, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee once again lets all of us know that we can do something to help the plight of all who work to stem the grief of moral despair. Motivated and educated, each of. us car. do something to turn the tide of tu~oil that threat.ens to obliterate man and his world. Be it the murder of the unborn or the mutilation of the born, be it the hunger of the starving or the despair of the segregated; be it the oppression of the poor or the madness of the rich, there is a place' for each of us to W Irk and toil for the rights and freedoms of our fellow memo Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan are a positive sign for each of us who would strive to overcome the mouthings of the cynic and the violence of the mad.

Confronting the Oil Industry For all it means as far as politics is concerned, President Carter's forceful denunciation of the oil lobbyists this past week once again indicates the plight that the ordinary citizen faces as winter begins its onslaught. It is estimated that in a year when oil companies are making record profits, the American citizen will pay more to heat his home and drive his car. When one considers the absolute power of the American oil cartel, only support can be given to Mr. Carter as he faces the challenges that have been hurled at him by forces in the oil industry that would drive many families to the brink of fianancial disaster. No industry in this land ha,s the absolute right to make paupers of us all for the benefit of its own bank accoun~s and stockholders. To be sure, Mr. Carter is pushing for the passage of his energy bill. However, at the same time he has once more indicated to the American public the power of big business when it divests itself of public responsibility.

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Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy:

o Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that· we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. St. Francis of Assisi

Tuition Tax" "C'redits By Jim Castelli WASHINGTON (NC) - When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state lawailowing tax credits for tuition to parents of children in nonpublic schools five years ago, the national lobbying effort for federal tax credits pretty much faded away. But there seems to be more optimism today that a tax credit law can be passed. One reason is the nature of the bills now being' discussed; another is that the political atmosphere surrounding the question of state aid to nonpublic schools has changed considerably. The major bill now being discussed was introduced by Senators Robert Packwood {R-Ore.) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) with 41 other Senate cosponsors, including 12 of the

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18 members of the Senate Finance Committee which handles tax matters. The bills would allow a tax credit for 50 percent of tuition up to a 'maximum of $500 per student for tuition paid to virtually any accredited school, including public and nonpublic colleges and universities, nonpublic elementary and secondary schools and vocational and business schools. The Packwood-Moynihan bill would make the credit refundable - a' family that did not earn enough to pay taxes could receive a refund for its tuition credit. A similar bill in the House was introduced by Rep. James Delaney '(D-N.Y.). The major difference between the current proposals and older ones is that this time the focus is not on institutions or one re-

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Iigious group, but on parents and families. The Packwood-Moynihan and Delaney bills are not simply efforts to gain state aid for parochial schools. They are designed to help middle-class parents who cannot afford college tuition for their children; adults who go back to school or want to learn a new trade in their 30s and 40s; inner-city minority parents who sacrifice to send their children to parochial schools because they .. are better than the' neighboring public schools. In short, the new proposals offer something -for just about everyone. They reflect two social trends that have developed over the past five years. First, they reflect growing activity by middleclass families who feel caught in between - unable to pay for what they want like the rich, but too affluent to qualify for aid for the poor. The second change involves attitudes toward public schools. Five years ago, opponents of aid to nonpublic schools argued that such aid would take needed funds away from the public schools and lead to their decay. But the nonpublic scools have not received any large amounts of aid, and the public schools have still decayed. One example of the grOWing interest in a new approach to . education, according to Father Patrick Farrel, coordinator for elementary and secondary schools for the U.S. Catholic Conference, is that two states, California and Michigan, have become particularly interested in the voucher system. Under this system, the state would give parents a voucher good· for' tuition at any accredited school.· The 'tax credit 'approach works in alme)st the same way. _

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CONGRESSMAN HENRY J. HYDE (R-Ill.), author of the pro-life Hyde amendment which ended federal payments for liberalized abortion for fiscal year 19761977, will speak at the fourth annual dinner of Massachusetts Citizens for Life at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Chateau de Ville, Route 9, Framingham. His topic wiH be "The Protection of Human Life: the Challenge and Responsibility." Reservations may be made with Mrs. Pamela Smith, 676-9634.


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FMM Head Dies In Rome at 94

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Sister Marguerite de 'Blarer, 94, superior general of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) from 1932 to 1960, died earlier this month at the community's motherhouse in Rome, where she had been bedridden for several years. She had been unanimously elected' to her post at age 49, following a career which included service as a front lines nurse in France during World War I. Her leadership spanned an era which saw her international community affected by the Sino-Japanese War, the Spanish revolution and World War

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It's Melting NEW YORK (NC) ,The A<BC-TV series "SOAP," is continuing to drop in the ratings, placing 18th out of 58 programs during the week of Oct. 3-10 when its fourth segment was broadcast. The show took fourth place in the week of its premiere, but fell the second week to 11 th place and the third tp 12th in the Nielsen ratings. "SOAP" has been under criticism since mid-slimmer,. when Catholic officials and leaders of other churches learned that the series would deal with adultery, promiscuity, homosexuality, ethnic and racial slurs, and other controversial matters.

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AT OPENING UTURGY for general council of Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Bishop Cronin meets at Dighton provincial house with Rev. Mother Marie St. Therese, left, superior general of the international community, and Sister Marie Ascension, US vice-provincial.

Dominican Council Meets At Dighton Headquarters Provincial superiors from France, Italy, Iraq, Spain, Colombia and this country are meeting this month with the superior general and international officers of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation at the Dighton provincial house of the community. . In a general council meeting, held between official chapter meetings, the religious are studying a wide range of concerns, including new constitutions for their community, formation methods for new members, in-

terprovincial relations and financial procedures. At a special meeting they will hear an address by Father J. M. Tillard, OP on membership in a congregation and the relationship between' authority and obedience. . Presiding over sessions is Rev. Mother Marie St. Therese, superior general of the community. Others participating in addition to the provincial superiors, are general councillors, the general secret~ry and the general treasurer. Sister Marie Ascension, vice-provincial for the United States, with headquarters in Dighton, is hostess for the meeting. The Dominican community staffs St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River; Madonna Manor, North Attleboro; and Marian Manor, Taunton, in this diocese. Elsewhere in the country it has a house of studies in Washington, D.C. and catechism and health care centers in Brownsville, Tex. Members of the United States province also serve at missions in India and many young women from that nation have come to the Dighton novitiate to complete preparation for the religious life,

Rosary Tonight At St. Lawrence Church BISHOP'S BALL: Miss Claire O'Toole, president of Fall River District One of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, checks program for 23rd annual Bishop's Charity Ball with Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, its diocesan director. The mid-winter event will be held Friday, Jan. 13 at Lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. Television Masses will be offered for the intentions of ball supporters .. and beneficiaries on Channel 6, New Bedford, at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 11. Celebrants will be Father Leonard Mullaney and Father George Almeida, ball assistant directors for Taunton and New Bedford respectively. The work of Nazareth Hall schools and camps, among ball beneficiaries, will be discussed on Channel 6 at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 and Monday, Dec. 12, by Sister Maureen Mitchell, RSM and Father Edmond R. Levesque.

New Bedford District of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a living rosary at 7:30 tonight at St. Lawrence Church, New Bedford. Moderators, members of affiliated groups and the public are invited to attend. Very Rev. John P. Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence, will be homilist and Rev. James M. Lyons, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Wareham, and council moderator, will conduct Benediction. St. ,Lawrence Guard of Honor will serve refreshments in the parish center following the service.

SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER A Marriage Encounter information night will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the school basement. "It's informal and free and coffee and cake will be served," say organizers. Parishioners are especially invited to the priestly ordination of Rev. Mr. John Raposo, who has been a deacon at Sacred Heart since last February. The ordination is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 a~ St. Mary's Cathedral. . Cub Scouts will hold their first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the parish center, Camp Fire Girls will host a tea for parish senior citizens and their friends at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the school cafeteria. The TACT youth group will meet at 7 tonight. ST. JOSEPH, NEW BEDFORD An evening of prayer Wednesday, Oct. 26 will begin at 6:45 in the church with the rosary, followed by Mass. It will continue in the school hall with Angels as the program theme. Refreshments will be served. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER The Women's Club will hold a whist at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Father Coady Center, with Miss Mary Tyrrell and Mrs. Donald Negus in charge of arrangements. The Retiree's Club will receive its charter from Ken Arvedon, field representative for the National Council of Senior Citizens, at a meeting scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the center.

OUR LADY OF THE CAPE, BREWSTER New officers of the Wbmen's Guild are Mrs. Mary Stackhouse, president; Mrs. Gloria Budrick, vice-president; Miss Ethel Padden, secretary; Mrs. Eleanor Weadick, treasurer. . The parish Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the guild hall at Immaculate Conception Church, East Brewster. ST. LAWRENCE, NEW BEDFORD The annual Christmas bazaar will be held at the new parish center on North and Summer Streets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Handwrought items, plants, Christmas decorations, homebaked foods and white elephant articles will be featured and prizes and raffles will be offered. A snack bar will be open.

Sisters' Senate Meets Saturday The purposes of the National Association of Women Religious and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will be explained at a meeting of the Fall River Sisters' Senate to be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday,' Oct. 22 at Dominican Academy, Park Street, Fall River. Sister Joan Guertin, SUSC and Sister Anna M. Kane, 5SJ will make the presentations and the program will end with a question period and Eucharistic liturgy.

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Sf. Jude OCTOB ER 20 to 28 NOVENA DEVOTIONS 2:00 and 7:30 P.M. DAILY DAILY MASSES 7:15, 8, 11:30 A.M. And 6:30 P.M.

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Why Don't Scholars Study Anti-Catholicism? By

REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

Yet more about anti-Catholicism. in the American academy! Item: Shortly before he died, Professor Jerome Kerwin was asked hy a Catholic editor to tell the story of his years at the University of Chicago and his conflicts with the Cl:ticago chancery over his role as the unofficial chaplain to Catholic students at the university since

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the Archdiocese in those days versity who argues that Catholic would not appoint a priest as priests cannot be good scholars because they teach the divinity chaplain. Kerwin replied that the mem- of Jesus (for which he says there ories were still too painful 40 is no proof) and because they years later, not because of the collect a large amount of money opposition from the chancery, from superstitious laity to prowhich he took for granted, but pound that belief. The letter is the sort of igbecause of the anti-Catholicism . of most of his colleagues at the norant trash which would be university. A distinguished gen- thrown in the waste basket retleman and a fine scholar, Ker- served for crank mail if it had win had to pay a price not only been about any other "minority" to the obscurantists in the church - - blacks, hispanics, homosexbut to the obscurantists in the uals or women. But "Change" is going to publish it. university. Item: A professor at a major Some of them are still around, American college wrote to me incidentally. Item: "Change" magazine will about a recruiting session in shortly publish a long letter which a faculty member from from a professor at Temple Uni- another university was asked

why he wanted to leave his school for a new appointment. His response was that his department had a lot of Catholics in it. "Can you imagine what it is like working with Catholics?" he asked. My correspondent' said that he had the impression that the job aspirant was not really a bigot so much as someone currying favor. So my contact, asking God's forgiveness for a minor falsehood, said he was Catholic and watched the recruit squirm through the rest of the meal. Three isolated incidents but so typical of the upper reaches of the American academic world as to have almost symbolic im-

portanee: They don't like us in that neighborhood and they don't want us around if they can possibly avoid it. I can't understand why the American church does not fund research on anti-Catholicism the way American Jewish agencies fund research on anti-Semitism. The Jewish community thinks - quite correctly, I may add - . that research on and publicly about anti-Semitism are important. Their Catholic counterparts apparently see no such need. But then, if you are not going to spend money doing research on Catholicism in America, why should you spend money doing research on anti-Catholicism?

breezes by, they really are each about three months long.

For me, the New Year starts on the first day of school. When other people are counting the days to Christmas, I'm coun!ing how much longer to the next summer vacation. The shackles of schedules slow my step, stifle my spirit. Another winter is inevitable. And then there is a warm day. Indian summer is upon us. I hurry to open windows, not wanting to miss a moment of it. I look out a window, called by the laughter of my little one.

Sneakers are tossed aside on the lawn; one last time she is free to run barefoot through the grass. New energy and enthusiasm flow through my veins. I want to run out to the yard and shout "thank you, God," but instead I silently become aware of how much I love Him. My belief has been restored, that He is a God of love, of mercy, of understanding, of compassion . . . that He, too, likes summer.

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But sometime in early aut路 umn, there is a respite. I'm sure God made Indian summer just to show that He cares about me. He's calling back to me, "Don't give up hope. Summer will come again." I love summer. And every year when the temperature cools I feel blue. The pressures start . . school, schedules, appointments, homework, meetings, uniforms. In summer we are a family

free to be concerned about each other. Once school starts we become a peg in a scheduling board, . moved to fit another's convenience. We no longer go for leisurely walks. We run for school busses and trudge through rain at the call of a bell. Summer is creation, school conditioned response. The lingering conversations after a relaxed meal give way to hurrying through supper to get to the library before it closes.

Answers 'Questions About Full Employment Week

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MSGR. GEORGE G. HIGGINS

Archbishop John Whealon of Hartford, Conn.,.in a recent column widely quoted in the Catholic press, raised a number of serious questions about Full Employment Week, an effort by a numb~r of religious, labor, civil rights and other organizations to remind Americans of the continuing tragedy of high unemployment. I wish to respond to some of his concerns, starting with his query about the cost of insur-

ing full employment. He asked: "The major question is what it will cost. Will this add to our national debt and, if so, by how much? . . . The bottom line here is not inflation but national debt. It is unjust, even immoral, for one generation of Americans to try solving its social problems by building up a national debt that will stagger future generations." I agree that cost is a major issue. However, it cannot be viewed in isolation from the enormous costs of current policy and our continued failure to reduce joblessness. It is estimated that our economy has lost $4.4 trillion in Gross National Product as a result of unem路 ployment over the past 20 years.

abuse, marital strain and disease. We will pay heavily for these indirect costs in the months and years ahead. How does one calculate' the costs of a generation of minority youth who cannot obtain work and grow accustomed to a life of dependency and idleness? Clearly, an effective national policy to achieve full employment will have significant shortterm costs, hut it is the only effective strategy to contain the long-term costs of idleness, lost production and higher deficits. The United States Catholic Conference (USeC) has argued in Congressional testimony that it is better to spend funds to put people to work on our vital social needs than to require

The Archbishop says "the bottom line is not inflation, but natiomil debt." The reality is that no factor is contributing more to federal budget deficits and the national debt than persistent high unemployment. If we achieved full employment, the federal budget would be balanced or even in surplus due to increased tax revenues and decreased spending to aid the jobless. In addition, these estimates do not include the enormous costs resulting from the human and social consequences of joblessness. Researchers have clearly established a direct relationship between high unemployment and increased crime, mental illness, alcoholism, drug

families to subsist on unemployment compensation and welfare. While it may cost slightly more in the short run to create and maintain employment, these efforts provide work' experiences, develop skills and work habits and help meet our social needs. The pervasive myth that people do not want to work because they are too lazy or too content with unemployment benefits has been contradicted by the reality of several thousand workers seeking the relatively few public service jobs in city after city. As'" Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall recently stated: "We opened up a few lousy jobs down in Atlanta, and the people broke the doors down to get in."

P'ets QuicklyB,ecome Full- Fle1dg,ed Family M'embers By

MARILYN RODERICK

We have a new addition to our family, a brunette beauty named Bianca. She has long, silky black hair, green eyes and when you pet her, Yes, Joe has relented the pet community at has increa~ed by one. Missy, our golden has not yet accepted

she purrs. again and our house retriever, the new-

comer but she has such a sunny disposition that I'm 'sure she will. A kitten is always fun in a house and fascinating entertainment but any animal is a bit more trouble than not having one. iDuring thunderstorms Missy, who must weigh at least 125 pounds, tries to crawl under the bathroom rug, into bed with anyone who will have her, or into her newest refuge, the bathtub. While this makes for a chuckle or two, it really doesn't do too much for the bathroom rug or tub. The problem with an animal is that one starts out owning it

and ends by being owned. Vacations become a problem, your grocery bill increases and you realize the family has a fullfledged new member. However, once you open your home to a pet there seems to be a void if one is missing. Bianca is taking the place of Malka, a very independent young feline that we lost this spring, and even Missy seems to feel that our household is once more complete. Everyone loves custard pie and this recipe from the kitchen of Mrs: Mena Drupa of St. George's Church, Westport, is easy and delicious.

Blender Custard Pie 4 eggs 2 cups milk Y2 cup sugar \ 3 tablespoons butter or margerine. Y2 cup jiffy Biscuit mix

3 Y2 ounces' of cocoanut 1) Blend all ingredients in your blender for 1 min. 'Pour into 9 inch greased pie plate. 2) Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven. This unusual pie makes its own crust!

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Name Msgr. Higgins to Labor Council WASHINGTON ~NC) - Msgr. George Higgins, U.S. Catholic Conference secretary for research in labor-management affairs, has been named to the advisory council of Americans for Justice on the job, a group advocating reform of the Na-

tional Labor Relations Act. It is chaired by Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.). In congressional testimony in July, Msgr. Higgins put tJ1e bishops' conference on. record as backing the Carter Administration's labor law reform package.


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NECOPS Continued from Page One Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, chancellor, Father Robert S. Kaszynski, president of the Fall River Priests' Council, and several council members. <Directing sessions will be Rev. James Ratigan, president of NFPC, Rev. Thomas Peyton, MM, NFPC Director of Ministry for Justice and Peace, and Sister Marjorie Tuite, OP, trainingconsultant and instructor at Jesuit School of Theology, Chicago. Commenting on the forthcoming workshop, Father Ratigan said: "Participants will be able to work together on the goals and objectives of their senate. Special skills in communications as well as justice and peace structures will be explored." Workshop topics will include "What is the Role of the Senate Today?," "Tools for Effectiveness," "How Can Councils Be in Touch with the Signs of the Times?," and "Structures & Strategies for Justice and Peace."

Bp. Maguire Continued from Page One March, 1950. A native of the Bronx, he was ordained in 1929 and served in several posts and as spiritual director at the Newman School for Boys, Lakewood, N.J., before joining the U.S. Navy as a chaplain In 1942. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he was named master of ceremonies to Cardinal Francis Spellman. He was appointed assistant director of Catholic Charities in the archdiocese of New York in March, 1947, and became executive director in December of that year. Bishop Weldon suffered a heart attack in March, 1976, and a pacemaker was implanted permanently to insure a regular heartbeat. /Bishop Maguire, born Sept.· 4, 1919, in Roxbury, Mass., is a former auxiliary bishop of Boston. He became coadjutor bishop of Springfield a month after Bishop Weldon's heart attack. Ordained to the priesthood in 1945, he served as secretary to two Boston archbishops, Cardinal Richard Cushing and Cardinal Humberto Medeiros. Other assignments were as chaplain with the U.S. Army National Guard and as Boston archdiocesan master of ceremonies. He was ordained a bishop in February, 1972.

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COMMITIEE MEMBERS planning 1979 jubilee year marking 75th anniversary of diocese are from left, seated, Mrs. Richard Paulson, Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, Father Ronald A. Tosti, coordinator; Father Thom as L. Rita; standing, John LeviS(, Father George W. Coleman, Father Barry W. Wall, Father Horace J. Travassos, Sister Evangela McAleer, RSM, Father Timothy .T. Place, Miss Louise A. Tyrrell, committee secretary.

Canadian Bishop Defends Birth Control Rulings Continued from Page One they are called to Rome every three years to do. Perhaps the most talked-about speech of the opening synod sessions was given by Archbishop Paul Nguyen van Binh of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Explaining that Christianity is viewed by the Communists as a product of imperialism, the archbishop said that he is trying to translate the Christian message into Marxist language so that his Marxist hearers will understand it. He also told the synod that the bishops of southern Vietnam have urged Catholics to cooperate with Communists in building a Marxist-Leninist society. NBC News learned from Vatican sources during the synod's second week that Archbishop Binh had been permitted to visit his coadjutor, Archbishop Nguyen van Thuan, in prison before coming to Rome. No one had seen the tough, anti-Communist archbishop for months before the Binh visit and some Vatican officials feared that the archbishop had died in prison. Other bishops from Communist countries addressed the synod on their problems in teaching the faith. 'Prelates like Cardinal Karol Vojtyle of Krakov, ,Poland, complained about growing government interference in religious education and about the state's program of "anti-catechesis." "Inculturation," the blending of Chistianity with cultural elements, was endorsed by many, including Jesuit Superior General Father Pedro Arrupe. Two cardinals of the Roman curia complained to the synod about a certain misuse of ecumenism and liturgy in the discussion on catechesis. Cardinal James Knox of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments said that viewing liturgy as merely a vehicle for catechizing would do grave danger to the whole liturgical movement. Cardinal Jan Willebrande, Archbishop of Utrecht and president of the Vatican Christian

Unity Secretariat, complained that ecumenical cooperation in catechesis was hardly being discussed at all.

Ordination Continued from Page One celebrate his first Mass at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, was born in New Bedford Aug. 6, 1950. He attended the parish grammar school and Bishop Stang High School, from which he graduated in 1968. He continued to St. John's Seminary College, where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1972, and completed preparation for the priesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He is the son of Emidio and Mariana (Andrade) Raposo and has a brother, also Emidio and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Arruda and Sister Pauline Raposo of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who is stationed in Worcester as a nursing aide at a home for retired members of her community. Father Daniel L. Freitas, pastor of St. John of God parish, Somerset, will be homilist for the ordinand's first Mass and concelebrants will include many priests of the diocese. A reception for family and friends will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel school hall.

In a written intervention, the American bishops highlighted the need for catechesis stressing the dignity of life. They said such catechesis was especially necessary in light of the growing number of abortions, the campaign for euthanasia, the trend toward increased political torture and other violations of respect for life. Canadian Bishop Bernard Hubert of Saint-Jean, Quebec, warned synod bishops about using incomprehensible "episcopal language" in their discussions.

Long Job "We cannot unmake ourselves or change our habits in a moment." - Cardinal Newman

Continued from Page One tension between living in a secular society and being called to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, say organizers. Major conference speakers will include David DuPlessis, Africanborn author and Pentecostal evangelist; Father John Haughey, SJ, fellow of the Woodstock Theological Center; Catherine de Hueck Doherty, foundress of Friendship House and Canada's Madonna House; and Ruth Carter Stapleton, president of a lay evangelistic outreach organization. Programs will .be divided into teaching and preaching "tracks," emphasizing respecttively dimensions of charismatic faith and means of expressing it. Both tracks will culminate on Sunday afternoon with concelebrated liturgies. While no dogmatic pronouncements have been made about the renewal, positive pastoral guidelines have been issued by many bishops. Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, said at the opening seession of the 1976 Continental Conference on the Charismatic Renewal held at Notre Dame, "I want to endorse the good that the Charismatic movement is producing, and encourage those of you in the movement to continue to open yourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit." In 1975 Pope Paul V.I granted an audience to over 10,000 participants in an :Internatioal Conference in Rome, encouraging whatever contributions charismatics can make toward spritual renewal in the Church.

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central to the matter of death and dying - so-caIled' "living wills" or directives from' patients to doctors instructing that extraordinary means of treatment be withheld in case of terminal illness. Catholic spokesmen have critic;zed such wills as unnecessary and leading to euthanasia. Concern for all parts of "Life's unending cycle" was evidenced this month at St. Anne's Hospital as employees observed Respect for Life Week. Buttons designed by Carolyn Guillemette and Deborah Ber-

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No matter where you live in the Fall River Diocese, there is a Fernandes near you! *NORTON, West Main St., *NO. EASTON, Main St., *EAST BRIDGEWATER, Bedford St., *NEW BEDFORD, Jet. Routes 140 & 18, *ATTLEBORO, 217 So. Main St., *SOMERSET, Route 6, *RAYNHAM. Route 44, *FAIRHAVEN, Route 6, *BRIDGEWATER, Route 18, *MANSFIELD, Route 140, *FALL RIVER, Southway Plaza, R. I. Ave., *FALL RIVER, Griffin St., *SEEKONK, 17 Central Ave., *Middleboro, 133 So. Main St., *NEW BEDFORD, Mt. Pleasant St., *NEW BEDFORD, Rockdale Ave., *FAIRHAVEN, Howland Rd., *SO. DARTMOUTH, Dartmouth St., *NEW BEDFORD, Rodney French Blvd., *SOMERSET, Route 138.

shown evolving from a seedling to fuIl growth. "At the hospital," pointed out Charlene Richard of its public relations department, "each patient is treated with a combination ,of personal respect and medical expertise. Respect for life is an integral part of the care administered. "People who do not work in a hospital probably do not realize how many workers are involved in providing total patient care. rBehind those who come in patient contact such as nurses, physicians and technicians are many employes performing func-

tions vital to the hospital's operation such as fiscal services, housekeeping, laundry and cooking. There are also many dedicated volunteers. "Respect for Life Week provided the opportunity for all associated with St. Anne's Hospital to look upon each other and recognize how important each is, both in the hospital and in the eyes of God. "Among the week's activities was a display of candid snapshots taken in the hospital showing how different departments respect life. Many people were asked how they respect life and their comments were posted with the pictures. "The highlight of the week was a Celebration of Life liturgy which included a heartwarming slide presentation. It was followed by a "Celebration of Friendship Agape" at which various ethnic breads were served with wine." What To Do What about those not directly involved in life-supporting work, whether in a hospital or elsewhere? What can they do? Many feel helpless and end with doing nothing. But the ·message of the Gospel is very different. Not only must we take action when faced with human need; as th~ parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us, there are truly helpful things that each of us can do. Such acts need not be dramatic. There are many opportunities to express personal concern in

the ordinary circumstances of our lives. Here are some ways. - Become informed. Follow the public debate on human life issues. Read the newspapers, watch TV, subscribe to helpful magazines. - Communicate your information and concern to others. Be able to discuss with neighbors, friends, work associates. Be willing to learn by these discussions. Share what you know. - Become involved in community progress that foster .respect for life. All of us have different talents and interests. Find out about programs in your community. Join volunteer efforts that interest you. - Join or form a parish Respect Life Committee. Such a committee makes it possible to pool resources with people of like mind and provides a forum for identifying the special human life heads in your community. - Pray. What we do is not simply our own work. God calls us to share in His work of creation and redemption. Prayer is a constant source of strength and understanding.

Sad Th~ng Is That .This Is News GLASGOW, -Scotland A $2.7 million facelift planned fClr St. Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, is to be dropped as part of" a policy of spending Church funds on the deprived, the sick and the needy, rather than on buildings. t • "We must get our priorities right," said Glasgow Archbishop Thomas Winning. "A vast sum spent on bricks and mortar would be a disgrace when we are living in the most deprived diocese in Britain.


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ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA The Women's Guild will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the church center on Route 6. A snack bar will be open. A preparatory work party for guild members will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION, NEW BEDFORD Prayer will be the theme for a day of recollection to be sponsored by the St. Martin de Porres Guild from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at La Salette Shrine, Attleboro. A bus will leave the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. ST. ANN, RAYNHAM The annual Women's Guild fair and penny sale will take place today, tomorrow and Saturday, with features including a plant booth, homemade candy, baked goods and handmade articles. A snack bar will offer sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Saturday will be children's day, including games, prizes and special children's items on sale at all booths. A "friendship quilt" made by parish women will be raffled Saturday afternoon. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET The 'building and memorial committee will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the rectory basement. A new session of the Brayton Club begins this week. Parents of confirmation candidates will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, 'Oct. 30 in the church hall.

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A Marriage Encounter information night will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at St. Patrick's Missionary Cenacle, 82 High St., Wareham. All area couples are invited. Refreshments will be served. OUR LADY OF FATIMA, SWANSEA A living rosary ceremony in which Women's Guild members are asked to participate will be held in the church at 7 tonight. The next guild meeting will follow 7:15 p.m. Mass Monday, Nov. 7, with a talk on flower arranging to be given by an area florist. A Christmas party is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Paul Hebert's restaurant, Somerset. Singers will entertain and in lieu of a gift exchange a donation will be made to charity . Guild members are asked to submit recipes for a cookbook to be issued by the DistrictCouncil of Catholic Women. ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER A Plllyer and study session for participants in a Holy Land pilgrimage next spring will take place at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 beginning in the church and continuing in the school hall.

ST. JOSEPH, ATILEBORO A living rosary ceremony will be held in the church at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, following which fourth grade pupils will be invested in the scapular. Cub Scouts and BEE People will sponsor a Haunted House from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Saturday Oct. 29. "Come if you dare," they say. HOLY NAME, NEW BEDFORD CYO members will sponsor a cake sale following all Masses this weekend. The Couples' Club will hold a Halloween party at Nelson Hall Saturday night, Oct. 22. The parish choir is seeking new members. Volunteers are invited to attend rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. each Monday. HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON The Maximilian Kolbe Guild and the Holy Rosary Sodality will co-sponsor a dance and buffet from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 5 at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton. Music will be by the Happy Notes. Tickets are available from guild and sodality members and will be sold at the door. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER Parishioners are asked to "bake a cake, buy a cake" for a sale to be sponsored the weekend of Oct. 29 and 30 by the Council of Catholic Women. NOTRE DAME, FALL RIVER The Council of Catholic Women will hold a spiritual meeting at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in Jesus-Mary Academy auditorium. Father Marcel Bouchard will speak and show slides on a. trip to the Holy Land. Mrs. Claire Roussel, chairman, will be assisted by Mrs. Jeanne Allard in preparations for the evening. Members are requested to bring canned goods for preparation of food baskets. ST. THOMAS MORE, SOMERSET Parents of children preparing to receive first communion in the spring will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the parish hall. A special Mass for students in grades one through nine will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the old church building. Confirmation class students will be responsibl~ for planning and participating in the liturgy. Adult education classes open to all area residents will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the hall. The topic will be "Introduction to the Bible." High school students will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each second Sunday from November through April for a program including Sunday Mass. ST. MATHIEU, FALL RIVER The Council of Catholic Women will meet following 7 p.m. Mass Tuesday, Oct. 25. A Christmas workshop will be directed by Mrs. Rene Delisle. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER The Leisure Group will meet in the school hall at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

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to resolve one's own feelings has opened the mind of the divorced person. It has become possible to accept that he/she was partner in the process of divorce as well as in the original agreement of marriage. However, this new insight is not a condemning insight but rather an invitation to personal growth. The recognition of specific aspects of earlier immaturity opens the way for· a form of personal development which enhances the ability to accept oneself and to relate more constructively to 9thers. The relation· ships within the family and within the community begin to take on a new perspective. The pain of the past has become an op_· portunity for personal growth. The role of the priest is extremely important in this process. This does not mean that every priest must bea trained marriage counselor. The priest's task is to help each person see the vocation and responsibility of his/her life in the perspective of the spiritual values which are inherent to human existence and which we know through Christian revelation. The ability to listen without ever condemning is very important. The honest acceptance of the divorced person and the readiness to help such persons in every human and Christian way have an untold beneficial effect upon persons who seek his assistance. Whether we like it or not, when an individual feels understood and accepted by a priest he/she feels understood, accepted and respected by the Church, by religion and by God. This feeling of acceptance conveys a deep sense of personal value. Conversely, the lack of such acceptance conveys a deepened sense of self· rejection, anger and bitterness. Without an honest acceptance by the priest of the parish in which a divorced person lives, true reconciliation becomes very difficult and peace of mind will hardly be possible.

in disgust. It is a painful human situation in which the individuals are in deep need for reconciliation with themselves, with God and with their fellow human beings. They are searching for peace of mind. Next week: "Facing Life." (In the Fall River diocese, information on support groups for divorced or \ separated Catholics, active in several areas, is available from Father Michel G. Methot of the diocesan office of adult education, 423 Highland Avenue, Fan River, telephone 678-2828. Advice in specific cases of divorce or separation 1s available at the diocesan Marriage Court, 344 Highland Aven- ' ue, telephone 675-1311, or from any parish priest.)

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ply means "coming again in the flesh," is a belief particularly of several religions of the Far East. According to their teaching, all living things, live in a cycle of deaths and rebirths. When they cease one life, they come back in another form, better or worse than before, depending on how well they have lived last time around. This applies in a significant way to human beings. By the law of what Hindus call "karrna," one's earthly life does not cease at death. Individuals return under some form, but are usually not conscious of their previous existance, even though they were affected by their failings in that past life, and their present life will determine their future reincarnation. The process is presumed to lead in some mystical way to a final absorption of all being into an "absolute reality" which in the end will prove to be the only reality there is. All else is illusion and fantasy. Of course, these few sentences cannot do justice to an ancient and intricate belief of a large part of the human race, a belief which enfolds within it many insights about our human condition that may be valid for all of us. Just as obviously, however, the doctrine of reincarnation runs head-on into Catholic beliefs, such as the immortality of the soul and the final resurrection of each of us; the finality of death and the personal, conscious responsibility we have, in cooperation with God's grace, for our destiny after death. In fact, practically every major element of our faith is in serious conflict with a belief in reincarnation. Q. I understand it is permitted now for a Catholic to be cremated. I am 75 years old and have no family or friends left. I want to have this done when I die. If a Catholic is cremated, does he have to have the ashes buried? I have a phobia against being placed in the ground,even my ashes. (Mass.) A. Cremation is no longer forbidden by the Church, as it once was, provided that the individual involved and his family intend no disrespect or contempt for the body or for our faith. The ashes need not be buried, as long as they are disposed of in a manner appropriate to the dignity of the human. body. I strongly suggest a few other

considerations, however, before you or anyone else decides on cremation. Fifteen centuries ago, St. Augustine pointed out that our Christian funeral rites are more for the living than for the dead. The deceased individual may be unaffected by cremation as opposed to usual burial, but his friends and relatives still have many lessons to learn about life and death, the shortness of our time on earth, and the priorities in our life. The point being made by the holy bishop was that we need the reminders that come to us in the presence of the body of a friend, with the Eucharist we offer, and in the placing of the body in the grave. All our funeral liturgy, from wake to burial, beautifully spells out those reminders, in the context of Jesus' own death and resurrection. Even though cremation is now lawful, we should think of what we can do for those left behind. Should it ever become common. we would have lost something very precious in our Christian lives. (Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Rail River, Mas~02722.)

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The life of St. Ambrose spanned the greater part of the turbulent fourth century and was deeply affected by it. He was â&#x20AC;˘ born about 340 at Treves (somewhat east of modern Paris) and died as bishop of Milan on Apr. 4, 397. How he got from Treves to Milan is a fascinating story. His father was a Roman aristocrat and was Pretorian Prefect of the Gauls, in supreme command of Britain, Gaull, and Spain. After his death his children went to Rome, where Ambrose and his brother were given an excellent education in the liberal arts and law. They had already received a thorough Christian instruction but, in accordance with fairly general custom, were not baptized. Both background and training pointed them toward careers in civil service, with Ambrose being appointed governor of Liguria and Aemilia, with headquarters at Milan. He soon dis"IN HIS OR HER daily life, the lay person is to show tinguished himself as an administhat all life is a precious gift from God." Pro-lifer Diane trator and a man of sterling character. It was at this point Bodner is arrested in Baltimore as she picketed Planned that the turmoil in the Church Parenthood abortion clinic. changed the whole course of his life. At least a few words are necessary to explain this complicated situation, which had split Christendom wide open. The heresy of Arianism had If the message given through By William E. May arisen in the east at the the Church's teaching on the beginning of the century. It The dignity and mission of dignity and vocation of lay peramounted to a denial of the lay persons within the Church sons were to be summed up divinity of Christ, a denial that were stressed by the Fathers of briefly, it could, I believe, be as the Son was of the same nature Vatican II, as was the call of follows: as the Father. No merely acad- the laity to the full perfection The lay person has the divine emic dispute, it divided bishops of Christian life. Thus there is and their congregations and led real truth in saying that at this mission of showing, through his to rioting and general public dis- period of history the laity have or her life, that the God in whom Christians believe is a God of order. "found their voice." love, a God who wills to be with The emperor, Constantine, deBut in view of widespread and for us.. cided to call a general council; it took place at Nices in 325, misinterpretations that would, The Christian lay person's life with the result that Arianism as it were, "democratize" the must make it evident that every was condemned and Arius ex- Church and make its teachings human person is precious and communicated. However, many dependent on majority vote, it priceless, the subject of rights bishops, mostly easterners, were is necessary to be clear about that need to be recognized and not really convinced. They the nature of the role of the protected by society. In his or started a scandalous campaign laity. her daily life, the lay person is against the truly Catholic bishto show all that life is a precious Lay persons are fully incorops and succeeded even in wingift from God. ning Constantine to their side. porated into Christ and the Church through the sacraments In addition, the laity are sumThere followed 50 years of in-_ of baptism and confirmation. moned to conform their minds credible intrigue and violence. Thus they share "the priestly and hearts to the teaching of It had really been an eastern affair, but by devious routes prophetic, and kingly office of Christ, the teaching that is set made its way into Europe. Dur- Christ and to the best of their forth for them by their brothers ing the residence of Ambrose at ability carry on the mission of in the faith, the bishops in comMilan, the bishop was an Arian. the whole Christian people" munion with the Holy Father. When he died, it' was almost "(Dogmatic Constitution on the The laity can only find their certain that riots would ensue Church," n.31). voice in the Church and fulfill in the election of his successor. What specially characterizes their vocation by a deeply ChrisWould he be Arian or Catholic? . the laity is their life in the world tian life, nourished py the liturForeseeing. this, Ambrose de- and their vocation to sanctify it gy, Eucharist and the word of cided personally to police the by bringing it the love of Christ God. By listening to this Word election proceedings. A child's and the values of the Gospel. of life and making it their own, voice came from the crowd they can indeed transform the Because so many lay persons world to which they live. or so the story goes - acclaiming Ambros'e himself as the new marry and found families, it is The recent pastoral,' To Live bishop, and he was accepted by the world of family life and the both sides. education of children wherein in Christ Jesus, is a good place He was still not baptized, but lay people have the right and the to start to make oneself aware within a few days he accepted duty to seek the perfection of of his or her dignity and vocation as a lay person. the Christian life. Turn to Page Thirteen

The Laity Finds Its Voice

Words are like rubber bands. They possess their limp obvious meaning. They also boast of other meanings when stretched to their full usage. Take the word "doctrine." To most of us doctrine refers to theology. In this sense doctrine becomes the official theology of the Church. But stretch it a little bit, put it into the mouth of a pastor who loves his people. Now doctrine becomes the spiritual teaching that warms the heart and helps the listeners desire God. These two meanings of doctrine theological and pastoral - are brotherly, friendly and not contradictory. Each meaning serves a need. On the line of a theologian, doctrine is the subject of intellectual ordering. On the lips of a preacher, doctrine is the subject of spiritual growth. Throughout most of Christian history, this "separation of powers" has been the accepted way. But in the fourth century Church, the age of the Fathers such as Augustine, Chryacatom and Cyril of Jersusalem, doctrine was not so easily sliced up. Perhaps is is no error of history that these giants are remembered neither as theologians nor pastors (though they were both) but as Fathers. -Like the heavenly Father, they were interested in the total relationship between people and God. So much of the theolgy of the Fathers was delivered in

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sermons, given right in the midst of the people. Augustine, for example, would not have been physically distant from the people like a modern preacher installed in a pulpit above a seated congregation. It was just the opposite. The people stood and the preacher sat. In his cathedral at Hippo, Augustine sat in the Bishops' chair and the people clustered around him. The first row would have met the bishop at eye level about five yards from his presence. Augustine knew many of the people were unfamiliar with the background of what he had to say, so he brightened and illustrated the material with stories, jingles rhymed phrases and puns. He must have had what the Irish call the "gift of gab," for he spoke without notes or text in a remarkable flow. He knew that people identify with an excited person. Augustine was not ashamed to show his feelings and display excitement. He poured out his deepfelt yearnings for peace and love and his concern for fear and guilt. The crowd responded in kind. They felt free to interrupt him with questions and remarks. The sermon was a community growth experience in faith and love, yet Augustine knew his biggest role was not to stir up emotion, but to distribute food for soul and body. The Fathers' secret of preaching success was to tie the breaking of the bread to the feeding of the multitudes.

AModern Paul By Father Vincent J. Nugent

Archbishop Sheen has been been likened to Paul of Taraus, Ambrose of Milan, Augustine of Hippo. The tribute paid is not merely to fervor and zeal, but principally to clarity, incisiveness and appeal. His formal education began in America and was finished in Europe, particularly in Louvain, Belgium. A keen 'Ciesire to probe and understand the philosophical currents basic to an understanding of trends in modern thought was evident in his early writings. Now in his 83rd year, he has written 62 books. For 22 years he preached to a national audience on NBC's Catholic Hour and in 1952 became a primetime celebrity with his "Life Is Worth Living" program on national television. At the same time, he carried out the arduous duties of National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith,- edited two magazines, wrote two nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and personally instructed thousands

of souls in Catholicism. Although heart surgery and its aftermath of convalescence have halted his activity in recent months, his influence remains worldwide. He has spoken in person throughout the world and his voice is carried farther by radio, television, films and cassettes. He regards his enormous daily mail as a special form of apostolic work, which he performs eagerly. Archbishop Sheen's kinship with St. Paul is evident in the theme: "The only knowledge I claimed to have was about Jesus, and only about him as the crucified Christ." (I Cor. 2:2) The tragedy of our time, he contends, is divorce, and the greatest of all divorces is that of Christ from His cross! Our Western world has divorced Christ from His cross, while -Communism takes up the cross without Christ. What meaning does he see in the cross? "It is the supreme example of sacrificial love, since Christ died for us. It also means Turn to Page Thirteen I


Man of the Hour Continued from Page Twelve baptism, priesthood, and the apisconate. His many qualifications made him an admirable choice: integrity of character, long experience in government and diplomacy, and strong Catholic convictions. ' Man of the hour he was, and it was an extremely tense and bitter hour. A Conflict was not long in coming, and from it emerged the first clear statement of relations between Church and State, a statement which was to remain basic for centuries. The Empress-Mother, herself an Arian and also living at Milan, could not intimidate him. When the pagan element, still strong in Rome, insisted on restoration of an idol of Victory to the Senate House and appealed to her for support, Ambrose in'sisted that it was a religious matter and hence outside the jurisdiction of the state. Some time later the Arians of Milan demanded that they be given one of the churches of the city; the bishop refused. He was reminded that all things were in the emperor's power. Ambrose agreed, but countered that there were exceptions, namely, what belonged to God. An especially dramatic incident involved the emperor Theodosius, a rather good Catholic. But on one occasion, in reprisal for the murder of an imperial official, he ordered the massacre of 1,700 people. Ambrose was horrified, admonished the emperor privately and then in a public sermon at which Theodosius was present. When he caml:! down from the pulpit, the emperor hlocked his path, but the bishop refused to continue with the liturgy until he got a promise of public confession and penance. Theodosius backed down. The sermons of Ambrose were famous, fearless denunciations

of evil. But he was not a hardhearted moralist. In sum, he was a model pastor, a preacher, 'a staunch defender of the truth and of the rights of the Church.

A Modern Paul Continued from Page Twelve the necessity of introducing selfdiscipline into our personal lives." How does Archbishop Sheen go about preparing talks, sermons, lectures? The process usually involves five steps. 1. ON HIS KiNEES: For the past 58 years his first act each day is to make a Holy Hour before the abernacle. It is here that initial development of a theme emerges. 2. RESEARCH: He is an omnivorous reader, keeping his finger on the pulse of intellectual and religious currents in America and throughout the world. Reading quickly and analytically, he marks key messages for use or comment. 3. HIS AUDIENCE: Each talk is precious and personal. All his thinking is related to the particular group to whom he will speak. He starts with "people as they are" and relates to their problems and background. The Gospel today, he often remarks, is too often reduced to psychological approaches, sociological counting and healing. 4. CLARITY: He proceeds to break down the abstract and make it as clear as possible. We never understand anything, he contends, until we can give an example. 5. OUTLINE: His outline of a lecture consists of a small library card on which he has writ-' ten five or six words. He commits to memory the sequence of the words, and then proceeds to deliver a 45 - 50 minute discourse, never reading from a manuscript or notes. Humorously, he often says: Glory be to God, if I can't remember it, how can I expect them to remember it!

A Verdade E A Vida Dirigida pelo Rev. Edmond Rego o Aborto

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As investiqa~ffes cient{ficas e filos6ficas, embora com uma incumb~ncia e limita~ao proorias, tem qirado a volta duma questao quente e capital: em que momenta come~a a vida humana? A Iqreja sempre afirmou, unanimemente, que 0 in{cio da vida se da no preciso momenta em que na mat~ria ~ infundida a alma espiritual. Mas ~uando ~ esse momenta exacto? o ser humane aparece como um todo, desde o in{cio ate 0 fim."A vida do ambriao dificilmente se pode chamar nao humana", porque sem um processo de relasao e de informa~ao, yma vida so aoarentemente pOde ser nao humana E isto mesmo aue ensinado em todas as Facul dades onde se aprende a genetica. Todos os orofessores do mundo ensinam isto e n~o apenas em relasao ao homem mas ate no que se refere aos animais. 0 homem come~a a ser homem desde q princ{pio. liE .um homem aquele Que 0 vira a ser. E um homoc;dio antecipado impedir alquem de o ser", diz Tertuliano. "0 respeito pela vida humana nao se impoe, apenas, aos Catolicos: a razao basta, de ner si, para 0 exiqir baseada naquilo que deve ser uma nessoa." "A vida temproal um bem fundamental, aoui na terra, e condi~ao de todos os dema is bens. ", D orimeiro direito duma pessoa humana a sua'vida. Nao compete a autoridade p~­ blica, seja Qual for a sua forma e grau, reconhecer este direito a alquns s6mente e n~o aoutros. Nao 0 reconhecimento por outrem Que constitui este direito a existencia; ele precede tal reconhecimento. "0 resoeito oe1a vi da humana impoe-se desde 0 momenta em que comesou 0 processo da qerasao." Desde que 0 ovulo fecundadb, encontra-se inauqurada uma vida que nao nem a do pai, nem a da mae, mas a dum novo ser humano, que se desenvolve por si mesma. Ela nao vira jamais a tornar-se humana se 0 nao ~ desde loqo. "A ci@ncia moderna, no campo da qenetica traz oreciosas confirmasoes. Ela demonstrou que des de 0 orimeiro instante se encontra tracado 0 proqrama daquilo que vira a ser este novo vivente," um homem individual com as suas notas caracter{sticas, ja bem determinadas. A partir da fecunda~ao come~a a aventura duma vida humana na Qual cada uma das capacidades apenas requer tempo , um tem00 bastante lonqo, para eclodir a para se achar em condi~~es de aqir nor si/mesma. 0 mlnimo que se pode dizer e ~ue a ciencia atual, no seu estado mais evoluido, nao da apoio alqum substancial aos defensores do aborto. De resto, nao oertence as ci~ncias bioloqicas dar um juizo definitivo sobre questoes riqorosamente filosoficas e morais, como sao 0 momenta em que constitui ~ pessoa humana e a 1eqitimi dade do aborto. liE ja um homem aquele Que 0 vira a ser." Os abortista~._ nao tem fundamentos cient(ficos de que um embri~o humane nao e j~ homem desde 0 primeiro momento~ 0 suposto estado pr~-humano anti-cientffico. A ci~ncia qenetica, hoje, e no seu sentido evoluido, n~o da apoio aos defensores dos aborto. E por sua vez os abortistas, medicos ou enfermeiros, dizem e contradizem na vida pr~tica 0 que aprenderam na Univer-' sidade e afirmaram nos exames para obterem os seus diplomas. Matar um be be uma cobardia porque matar 0 mais fraco, 0 mais indefeso. Se os pais podem matar os filhos porque nao podem os filhos matar os pais?

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" who follows the PeaAnyone nuts cartoon must have seen it. Carolyn M. brought it with her to our small discussion group. The cartoon opens with Linus telling Lucy that he has made an important theological discovery. "Yeah," says Lucy. "What is iJ?" Linus; "Well, (with an expression of pleasure at being so profound) I know why my prayers haven't been answered.

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I've been praying with my hands down and you're supposed to hold them up like this!" Thanks, Linus, we needed that! We needed something to get us started. For some time we had tabled the discussion we were to have on prayer and nC:w the time had come. The group consisted of Carolyn, Pat, ·Bob and Chris. Pat: I know I'm impatient when I pray. I'm mumbling or thinking words and my mind is somewhere else. I'm a bust at praying and I don't want to be. Chris: I'm impatient too. Maybe we're too young - to im-. mature - too anxious. We want everything answered or done instantly. Carolyn: My parents have told me something about prayer and time and staying with it. Maybe there have been answers we do not understand. It's all such a mystery, you know. It doesn't mean we're not loved or that God is not aware of us. Silence doesn't always mean indifference. I have a friend who never writes yet I know she cares about me. . . Bob: This is what ,J like about these small discussion groups. We see each other face to face. We share. Now to get down to prayer and this wondering if God has turned His back on us, I think we can all relax on that" score. The fact that one some-

times wonders puts him in good standing in the human race. Sooner or later this. happens to everyone who prays. That is, if they really pray. Pat: I think that's my problem, Bob. Am I really praying

or am I just repeating prayers learned by rote. Chris: That sounds like me, Pat. Makes me feel better to know I'm not alone. Actually, now that I think of it, I'm not really trying to make contact with God when I pray. I'm just talking to myself. I'm not projecting. Carolyn: You've hit on some thing there, Chris. To really pray is to become deeply involved in a relationship with God. If that sense of relationship has been established and then broken, we. feel an awful sense of loss.

Bob: Isn't there a word for this state? "Acedia"? One spiritual director told me he had suffered from it. He called it "dryness." He said that when he felt this way he no longer found prayer a joy, that he had to drag himself through the motions to wind up again. Caroyln: I know I don't want to admit to myself that I don't ' feel like praying, that I don't feel like reading a passage from Scripture or that prayer some· times is a waste of time. But those days when it all seems dull and tasteless, well, what am I to think? At this point I said, "St. Teresa was a keen observer of human nature and she put it this way: "Hardly have we begun to imagine that our heads are aching than we stay away from prayer. One day we are absent because we had a headache some time ago; another day because our head has just been aching again; and on the next three days in case it should some reason, God only knows, it originated with God as a test. ache once more." For the next half hour or so But if it was our fault perhaps we exchanged many views as we "had allowed our spiritual we sparked one another. We faculties to become overagreed that there were deserts strained and under nourished. to cross if one wished to travel There are those who pray well any distance into prayer. Be- during illness while others cancause we were now aware of the not. During periods of acute fa"dryness" the students. felt the tigue some offer it as prayer. problem was a little easier to And, again, those who are ill handle. Maybe our own actions make an offering of their pain. had occasioned it - maybe for So many ways to pray!

Scout, Camp Fire Religious' Programs Outlined A board of review for Ad AItare Dei and Pius XII Scout awards will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30' at SS. Peter and Paul School, Fall River. Reviews will also be held in the Taunton-Attleboro area by Father Normand Boulet and in the New Bedford and Cape Cod areas by Father Roger LeDuc and Father John Andrews, who may be contacted for information as to times and places. In connection with the reviews, Father Martin Buote, diocesan chaplain for Scout and Camp. Fire Girl units, has released a statement on religious PlOgrams offered by the organizations. It follows: The Catholic Church. in America has recognized the worth of several youth organizations by establishing programs leading to religious recognition emblems within those organizations. In our own diocese, religious awards are presented each year on the Solemnity of Christ the King to Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. Over 1,000 such awards have been presented in the past 10 years. ' Girls 12 or over may work for the Marian Medal. The program offers them "things to do and share, to talk over together in order to come to a better understanding of the Christian life. It gives them an opportunity to look at their values, their approaches to life, their relationship wjth God and their understanc;ling of the Virgin Mary. Above all, it provides an op-

portunity to grow in understanding of the Catholic faith and its tradition."

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Boys who are Webelos or Boy Scouts can work toward recep-· tion of the Ad Altare Dei emblem.(The name means "unto the altar of God.") "The purpose of the program is to better equip the Scout to take his place in the world as a mature Catholic and American, to recognize his advancement in the spiritual content of Scouting, and to help him fully live the Scout Oath and Law. The Scout is first to understand the full meaning of being a follower of Christ, then he is to live and apply to his daily life the things in which he believes. These .requirements strongly emphasize the sacraments, for it is through the sacraments that one encounters Christ." Pius xn Program Boys and girls in the Explorer program of Scouting are eligible for the Pope Pius XII program. "The pontificate of Pope Pius XII was marked by a singular devotion to the cause of lay spirituality. Information were the points which underlined his aproach to sanctification fo.;laymen. When a young person is properly formed in the spirit of Christ, his or her formation will lead to a desire for serious commitment to action. Guided by the Holy Spirit, this formation properly carried out will lead to a transformed youth, geared for his or her role

Younger boys may. take part in the Parvuli Dei (little children of God) program. "This emblem is a recognition given to Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for advancement in religious .knowledge and spiritual formation. Its purpose is to help the boy become more aware of God's presence in his daily life, especially within his home and community. "Since it is family oriented, and since awareness of the larger community is somewhat limited for the "little children of God," presentation of this emblem takes place' in the boy's own parish. A new program for younger girls (9-11) in Camp Fire and

Girl Scouts is being inaugurated this year. I Live My Faith "is action oriented, but accompanied by reflection and sharing. It enables girls to grow as Christians and take their place as active and responsible members of their family, parish, troopL group and community. "As with the Parvuli Dei, this emblem is presented in the girl's own parish. None of these programs is a substitute for formal religious instruction, but each is a powerful adjunct to such instruction, helping integrate Christian doctrine into other aspects of a young person's life. All young people who are members of these organizations are warmly encouraged to take part in them. Adults involved in leadership of such organizations are urged to provide the opportunities for these awards to their young people.

Coyle, Cassidy A Mass honoring the older members of society was concelebrated by Itiests of the Taunton area at Coyle & Cassidy High School, as part of school observance of Respect Life Week. Present were grand· parents and other relatives and friends invited by the students in appreciation for their many years of love and support. Activities were planned by students in the Liturgical Committee, headed by Sister Doreen Donegan, of the Oampus Min·

istry Office. Freshmen promoted the event ,by making posters that were placed around the school; sophomores brought in refreshments; juniors and seniors collected -money for paper goods for a reception following the Mass. . This year's focusing of attention on the rights of senior citizens, their problems and respect due them contrasts .Jast year's theme of respecting the rights of the unborn.

CYO SS. 'Peter and Paul Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) has been reorganized. Rev. Stephen A. Fernandes, new director of the Fall River parish's youth program, has announced appointment of adult advisors for the two divisions: Senior, Joseph Pavao, Robert Bell, Norberto Teves, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Audette and Joseph Riccardo. Junior, Patricia Whiting, Patricia Cobery, Evelyn Lavoie, Judy Smith, Steven Arruda, Janet Coyne and Ronald Travassos. Juniors will hold a Halloween costume party and dance for members only, Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Father Coady Center. Admission charge of 50 cents will inclucte some refreshments. The cOJIlmittee planning the event comprises Kevin Depin, T.J. Nowicki, Martha Dufresne and Karen Whiting.


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Interscholastic Sports

IN THE DIOCESE

By BILL MORRISSETTE

Foul Weather Fouls up School Sports The seemingly never-ending rain has raised havoc with scholastic soccer and football schedules, forcing many postponements. Eleven of the 16 games scheduled for last week in Southeastern Mass. Conference soccer were rained out and were rescheduled, some for earlier this week, others for next week. Among the postponed games now scheduled for next Monday are Holy Family at Attleboro, Dartmouth at Somerset and Durfee at Falmouth. The first two are in Division Two, the latter in Division One. The Bishop Connollly High at Bishop Stang High contest in Division Two is now set for Oct. 31. All postponed games must, of course, be "sandwiched" between regularly-scheduled contests. Tomorrow's schedule lists

Westport at New Bedford, Diman Voke at .Dennis-Yarmouth, Durfee at Taunton, Falmouth at Barnstable in Division One, Dartmouth at New Bedford Voke, Somerset at Old Rochester, Connolly at Attleboro and Stang at Holy Family in Division Two. Next Wednesday's games have Taunton at Falmouth, New Bedford at Diman Voke, DennisYarmouth at Westport, Barn-· stable at Durfee in Division One, Attleboro at Stang, New Bedford Voke at Somerset, Old Rochester at Dartmouth, Holy Family at Connolly in Division Two. Dennis-Yarmouth, the leader in Division One, and, Attleboro, the pace-setter in Division Two, were still the only undefeated, untied teams in the conference. Dennis-Yarmouth has won its six conference games, Attleboro its seven.

Stang, Coyle-Cassidy Still Tied Still tied for first place in the Conference's Division Two, Coyle-Cassidy and Stang are scheduled to meet on the Spartan's Dartmouth gridiron Saturday afternoon in what shapes up as "game of week" in Conference football. Coyle-Cassidy's Warriors are undefeated, untied in five outings, including three in Two action while Stang is 3-2, with all victories occuring in Two play.

Other Two games this weekend list Case at Barnstable, and, Bishop Feehan High at Somerset. New Bedford, undisputed leader in Division One, is not listed for divisional play Saturday when Attleboro goes to Fairhaven, Dartmouth to Durfee and Falmouth to Taunton in divisional games. In Division Three it will the Dighton-Rehoboth at Bourne and Wareham at Seekonk. In a non-league game New Bedford travels to New London.

Other Football Games Saturday Weather or not, other leagues have full cards on tap for Saturday. Foxboro is at North Attleboro, Oliver Ames at Stoughton, Sharon at King Philip, Franklin at Canton in the Hockomock League, while the South Shore League schedule lists Abington at Cohasset, Hull at East Bridgewater, Hanover at Middleboro, Holbrook at Norwell.

The Mayflower League games are Apponequet Regional at Martha's Vineyard, Norton at Blue Hills, Manchester at Nantucket and West Bridgewater at Southeastern Regional. In the Old Colony League it will be Silver Lake at Scituate, Rockland at Marshfield, Randolph at Bridgewater-Raynham and Whitman-Hanson at Hingham.

Bristol County Hockey Sunday For its third program of the season, the Bristol County Catholic Hockey League has its customary three-game schedule at the Driscoll Rink, Fall River, Sunday night. .New Bedford ~pposes Fall RIver North at 9 0 clock, Westport-Dartmouth takes on Somerset at 10 and Taunton tangles

with Fall River South at 11. Fall River South is setting the pace with two victories in as many starts. Tom B1lrke, a Connolly stalwart last season, has scored five goals ill two games. New Bedford and Taunton are tied for second place with one win and one tie. Fall River North has won one, lost one and Somerset has lost its two outings.

K of C Charity Dance Saturday ,Plans are complete for a Charity Fund dance to be sponsored from 8 p.m. to midnight this Saturday by the 14 Councils and four Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus in the Fall River diocese. To be held at Bishop Cassidy Council Home, 143 Old Warren ,Road, Swansea, the program will feature the music of Vin Russo and the One Niters. Dress will be optional. ,Proceeds will benefit retarded, exceptiOnal and otherwise handicapped children and tickets will

be available at the door or may be obtained from any member of the participating units. Cochairmen Norman A. Bowlin and Joseph F. Hipolito head a large arrangements committee and note that there will be a delegation of honor guards directed by Adrien J. Pelletier and that the state board of directors of the Knights of Columbus, led by State Deputy Francis A. Sheehan, will head a delegation of state, church and area dignitaries.

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VA'I1ICAN CITY (NC) - As Pope Paul VI marked his 80th birthday, Vatican officials allowed Catholics to take a peek at the everyday schedule he follows behind the closed doors of the papal apartments. On Sept. 26, the Pope's birthday, Vatican spokesman Father Romeo Panciroli gave journalists a rundown of a day in the life of Pope Paul. It goes like this: About 6 a.m., the Pope rises, awakened by the same alarm clock he used as a· youth. His arthritic condition in his knees is especially painful in the early morning ,but the pain lessens as the day progresses. The Pope celebrates Mass in Latin according to the revised post-conciliar liturgy in his private chapel. On weekdays he is assisted by his two private secretaries-Milanese _Msgr. Pasquale Macchi, who has been with the Pope since he was archbishop of Milan, and Northern Irish Father John McGee. On Sundays the "congregation" includes the five Sisters of the Child Mary who keep the papal house. During breakfast, Pope Paul scans the newspapers, including Italy's official Communist newspaper, L'Unita. He gets to his office at 8:45 and enters his private study at 10 to begin receiving visitors. (He interrupts the office routine on Tuesday-a day he devotes to writing his weekly audience which he delivers at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.) By 1:30 the Pope has finished the private audience and catches TV and radio news before eating a "simple and frugal" midday meal. After a short visit in chapel, the Pope returns to his bedroom for a rest. Upon rising he reads until 5:30 when he recites None (midafternoon prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours) and Vespers (evening prayer) in Latin with his secretaries. Then he goes hack to work in his private office until supper which is "always very light." Before supper he usually works with top Vatican officials, including the papal secretary and undersecretary of state. (It is said that the former undersecretary of state, Archbishop Giovanni Benelli, often brought the Pope so much paperwork that he had to ask a Swiss guard to help him carry in the stacks of folders.)

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After supper the Pope recites the rosary and at 9:30 returns to work. He stops work between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Recitation of Compline (night prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours) and a final visit to his private chapel and the papal day. In tackling his workload the Pope gives special attention to "cases of priests in crisis," said the papal spokesman. He also has a chance in the evening to read press reports, specially clipped for him from the world's. Catholic and secular newspapers by his regional assistants. Father Panciroli also commented on the Pope's personality. "Some have called the Pope cold, distant, austere and removed," he said, "but these are judgments which only people who have. never been close to him can make."

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Reclines inches from the wall. has attached headrest and magazine pocket. Glove soft vinyl.

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the back pops up to form a comfortable head-rest, tailored in lovely chenille velvet.

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Colonial design with high wing back. Tailored in long wearing Herculon tweed.

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