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Bush seeks Roe overturn WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Bush administration Oct. 13 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade, while 10 governors endorsed Roe and told the court to rule against Illinois abortion regulations. In separate friend-of-the-court briefs filed for separate, pending Supreme Court abortion cases, both the administration and governors discussed Roe vs. Wade the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide. "There is, in view of the nation's history and traditions, no fundamental right to abortion," said the Bush administration brief, filed by the Justice Depa·rtment. "We continue to believe that Roe was wrongly decided and should be overruled." But in a brief filed Oct. 14, 10 governors, including Democrat Mario Cuomo of New York, a Catholic, argued that "Roe vs. Wade should not be abandoned." The administration's brief addressed Hodgson vs. Minnesota, a dispute over a state law that demanded that 48 hours before having an abortion a pregnant girl under age 18 should provide written notice to both parents,although she could alternatively get court approval for the abortion. "A state may reasonably conclude that a minor's parents are, as a general matter, better suited to make these critical decisions than a minor and her physician, or a minor and her physician in conju.nction with ajudge," the administration brief argued. "There is utterly no support 'for the proposition that a minor has a fundamental right to keep her parents in the dark about her welfare," the brief said. "Indeed, if there is a fundamental right implicated by this case, this court's decisions suggest it is the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children,· not the right of children to evade parental control." Furthermore, according to the administration's brief, the state legitimately may be concerned about unborn life. "The state's interest in protecting fetal life through pregnancy provides an entirely adequate basis .for limiting any right of privacy or procreative choice," the brief stated. Cuomo and the other governors focused on Turnock vs. Ragsdale, involving three Illinois statutes regulating abortion clinic activities. According to their brief, the regulations included such "extremely burdensome requirements" as mandating the size of the clinic, its equipment, staff "and even air pressure." The governors said that "the only apparent purpose of these provisions and their clear effect is to limit severely the number of

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SISTER MARIE LYNCH with fJriends in Tacna, Peru. (King photo)

Serving God in Peru . Maryknoller's p.arents are Cape Cod residents The following article tells the story of one of the many missionaries with ties to the Fall River diocese. It is published in connection with this weekend's Mission Sunday collection, which is coordinated by Msgr. John J. Oliveira, VE, chancellor and director of the diocesan office of the Society for the Propagation ofthe Faith, which aids missionaries around the world. Sister Marie Lynch, a Maryknoll Missioner serving in Tacna, Peru, is the daughter of Catherine and Edward Lynch of West Dennis, members of St. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth. At the beginning of this month she returned to Tacna after a four month visit to the United States, during which she took renewal ~ourses at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining, N. Y., and visited her parents. In 1957, after graduating from Regis College, Weston, Sister Lynch joined the Regis Lay Apostolate Program and worked in impoverished schools in the United States before entering Maryknoll in 1959. After four years of formation as a sister, she was missioned to South America and since then has spent 20 years in Peru and Bolivia as a teacher and religious educator among the poor. Her service was interrupted for five years when she returned to Ossining to serve for a year on her. community'S general assembly task force and then for four years on a formation team preparing young sisters for overseas assignments. First obtaining a master's degree in theology from MaryknoJI School of Theology, Sister Lynch returned to Peru in 1984 and for the past five years has worked in Tacna as one of four Maryknoll Sisters re-

sponsible for pastoral ministry in a latge poor ar,ea of the parish of San Pedro. "San Pedro has only one priest to take care of all pastoral needs in the center of the parish," she said in an interview while she was at the Maryknoll center. "So those of us responsible for the three large zones· at the parish periphery must train lay leaders to shoulder religious formation of f.amilies. "All of us sisters are engaged in formation oftile laity, especially in regard to lay leadership of the small Christian communities within our parish. Each of us also has a special ministry in addition to the basic thrust of our team. "One sister concentrates on youth ministry, one on social ministry, including two large food programs, and one on visiting and bringing help to the sick, the elderly and those in hospitals. "I am responsible for religious/

pastoral formation of catechists, coordinating the women's programs for arts and crafts production and marketing and teaching music and liturgy to those who coordinate celebrations in the small communities." There are six "barrios" or districts in La Inmaculada zone, for which the sisters are responsible. In each, they are working with a small Christian community. A priest celebrates Mass once a week in the zone, but that is hardly adequate for the 1,800 Catholic families living there. Sister Marie concluded the interview by sharing her hopes for a poor country now suffering terrible violence and rising inflation. "One of my hopes for the work as I return to Peru is to create more Bible reflection groups. It is one ofthe key desires of the people to know the Bible better and see how it relates to everyday life. The positive part of Peru's pov.erty and economic/ political deterioration is that people are drawing closer together and sharing food, labor skills, Bible reflections and prayer. For example, one group of women with whom Sister Lynch works are sharing their knowledge of native herbal medicines, thus cutting down the expense of buying conventional drugs. . Maryknoll Sisters have worked in Peru since 1951. There are presently 32 sisters serving there in the fields of education, health, community develc;>pment, social ministry, catechetics and other areas of pastoral ministry. Maryknoll Sisters are also present in 30 other countries of Africa, Asia, the Central Pacific Islands and North and South America.

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (CNS) - Early in his trip to Asia and the Indian Ocean this October, Pope John Paul II said there was "a distinction but not a separation" between politics and religious values. Politics must be guided by moral principles, he said. The pope's lO-day, 25,000-mile journey turned out to be a continuous attempt to apply the distinction in real-life circumstances. The Oct. 7-16 visit to South Korea, Indonesia and Mauritius also showed that there is no separation of religion and politics in the pope's thinking. During the trip he: - Sought to further detente with the Soviet Union by making the first papal flight over Soviet territory, thus allowing him to send a message to President Mikhail Gorbachev, asking "the blessing of the Most High on all the Soviet people." - Pleaded for reconciliation and unity in a divided Korea. - Expressed a desire to become the first pope to visit China, despite the difficulties of a stateapproved Catholic hierarchy that does not accept his authority. - Asked greater respect for human rights by Indonesia's leaders, especially in East Timor, while avoiding a stand regarding Indonesia's bloody 1976 annexation of the former Portuguese colony. The tensions in East Timor, where opposition to Indonesian rule is strong, were evident at the end ofthe papal Mass when about 20 pro-independence demonstrators tried to reach the pope. They were stopped, but fighting broke out between police and members of the crowd after the pope left. Before arriving in Asia, the pope made a historic eight-and-a-halfhour flight the length of the Soviet Union. While flying over Moscow, he sent a radio message for Gorbachev to the airpo·rt control tower. "I wish to greet Your Excellency and to assure you of my best wishes for the well-being and prosperity of your fellow citizens. I implore the blessing of the Most High on all th.e Soviet people," the pope said. He is expected to meet Gorbachev during the Soviet leader's Nov. 29-Dec. I visit to Rome. It would be the first meeting of a pope with the Soviet U£lion's most powerful figure. During a news conference aboard the papal flight, the pope said that religious freedom will be a main item on his meeting agenda. The possibility of a papal trip to Turn to Page Six


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Anniversaries are marked Some 100 couples marked wedding anniversaries occurring during 1989 at the 10th annual Mass of Thanksgiving sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin was celebrant and homilist at the Mass, offered last Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral. . Seven couples marked 60th anniversaries and many others 25th, 50th and other significant milestones. 53 diocesan parishes were represented by the celebrants. Gift bearers for the liturgy were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jodoin of St. Theresa's parish, New Bedford, married 25 years, and· Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Brennan ofSt. Ther-, esa's; South Attleboro, married 55 years. Readers were Clement Dowling of the Catheral parish, married 50 years, and Elaine Flanagan of Immaculate Conception, North Easton, married 25 years.

New Hampshire coadjutor named WASHINGTON (CNS) - Pope John Paul II has named Auxiliary Bishop Leo E. O'Neil of Springfield coadjutor bishop for the diocese of Manchester, N.H. Bishop O'Neil, 61, will be installed Nov. 30. As coadjutor bishop with right of succession, he will succeed Manchester Bishop adore J. Gendron, 68, upon his retirement or death. Bishop O'Neil will become mod~ erator of the Manchester diocesan curia,' and will be vicar general, governing the diocese in Bishop Gendron's absence. He will visit all diocesan parishes and institutions in the next year. He was the first auxiliary bishop ever appointed to the Springfield diocese. Springfield BishopJoseph F. Maguire, 70, said he will request a replacement for Bishop O'Neil. He declined comment on whether he will ask for an auxiliary or a coadjutor. Born in Holyoke in 1928, Bishop O'Neil was ordained in 1955 for the Springfield diocese after studying at the Maryknoll College, Maryknoll, N.Y.; St. Anselm College, Manchester; the Seminary of Philosophy, Montreal; and the Grand Seminary, also in Montreal. As priest and bishop, he was Springfield vicar general and director of the diocesan office of pastoral ministry. He recently designed a Hispanic culture program for diocesan seminarians.

with eNS news reports At the 44th biennial convention of the National Council of Catholic Women, Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, a past president of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, was elected national nominating committee chairman. Mrs. James A. O'Brien, also a past president, was elected a director of the National Associates ofthe NCCW. Mrs. McMahon, also outgoing National Associates' president, said the' Associates underwrote expenses of drug and alcohol abuse materials made available,to NCCW affiliates in 1988. They also funded updates on the work of NCCW commissions in 1988 and will do so in the coming year. Additionally, in the coming year, the Associates will underwrite production expenses of a video explaining the general mission and goals of NCCW, to be used for recruitment purposes. Mrs. Raymond Lavoie, diocesan chairman of the organization service commission, and Mrs. Aubrey Armstr'ong, past diocesan president, made a presentation on leadership at a convention Share and Listening session. Mrs. Anthony Geary, diocesan treasurer, spoke at the session on the Fall River District Council's Haitian'aid project. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan council moderator, and Madeline C. Wojcik, DCCW president, led the Fall River delegates, who joined some 2,000 convention participants in Atlanta Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. Also attending the convention from the Fall River area were Mrs. Richard Waring, district president, and Mrs. Man'uel Nogueira, Claire O'Toole, Catherine Harrington and Beatrice LaPointe. Delegates from Cape Cod were Mrs. Gilbert Noonan, Mrs. James Quirk and Mrs. Frank Russell. Also from the Cape were Margaret Weil, Katherine Maddison, Margaret Everard, Elizabeth Leavy, Mary Murray and Margaret Shaugnessy. The convention theme, "TurningToward the 21st Century," was inspired by the NCCW's new longrange plan to broaden its membership and scope. Delegates representing 123 dioceses backed the leadership goal of reaching more women by strengthening its network of over 8,000 affiliated organizations. The new plan calls for the women's council to reach out to Asian, \ black, Hispanic and Native American women and in general to women of all ages and life situations. Other goals include providing innovative programs for faith development, leadership and service; forming support groups for women; and strengthening the council's financial position. Workshops addressed such issues as pro-life legislation, spirituality, land ste.wardship and leadership development. . Sister Thea Bowman, educa--tor, evangelist and gospel singer, gave the keynote address, focused on celebrating the diverse gifts of women and the gospel directive to love one another. The nun, who suffers from bone cancer and speaks from a wheel~hair, said women have the power to change the world and church. She said her hearers should consider how to raise children for a

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multiracial, muitiethnic, multicultural church of the future, and how to care for fathers, brothers, husbands and sons they influence. Father Thomas Harvey, execu-' tive director of Catholic Charities USA said, "Look at the signs of the times: families in crisis; with wealth there is hunger, poverty; with unity, conflict and division; with freedom, social and psychological slavery, and with a search for a better world, little spiritual advancement." Such conditions, he said, "invite us to be agents of mediation and reconciliation. We are called to be a bridge people." Vera Ford, director of volunteers for Women in Community Services, said there was an urgent need for volunteers. She cited her own story, saying that when she was 16 and too young to work for college tuition, an NCCW volunteer "let me know she cared about me, changing my life circumstances" by urging her to join the Job Corps. ,"We need to develop a vision of what it means to be growing old in church and society," Ms. McKay said. Beverly Medved of Kalispell, Mont., was elected NCCW president succeeding Mary Ann Kramer of Lucan, Min. A collection taken up at the convention Mass raised $11,000 for Hurricane Hugo relief, according to Annette Kane, NCCW executive administrator. The money was sent to Bishop Ernest L. Unterkoefler of Charleston, S.c., who had been scheduled to celebrate the Mass but had to cancel because of the hurricane cleanup.

DCCW meetings set The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold a holy hour at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. It will memorialize the lay missionary and three nuns killed in El Salvador Dec. 2, 1980. Remembered also will be Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated the same year while celebrating Mass. Religious are invited to join in this prayer for peace and justice in Central America. In district activities, the Fall River District will hold an open meeting, "Christmas Celebration," Nov. 9, at Holy Name parish, Fall River. Elizabeth Murray, International Commission chairman, will be the speaker. The Cape and Islands District will hold an open meeting Sunday at St. Augustine's parish center on Martha's Vineyard. It will be the first island meeting in several years. The program, "The 'U' in You," will be presented by Alice Houst, . DCCW Community Affairs Commission chairman. A second Cape meetin:g will be held Nov. If at Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville, with program presenter Mary Mikita, Family Affairs chairman. The Taunton District will hold a combined open and board meet-. ing7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Jacques parish, Taunton. The board meeting will be followed by a leadership seminar conducted by Madeleine Lavoie, Dot turry and Terri Lewis.


Blessing scheduled at St. Jacques Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will ,bless the interior of newly-renovated St. Jacques Church, Taunton, in the context of a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by the newly-reorganized St. Jacques Chorale, directed by Joseph Scammons and augmented by a brass ensemble. Interior renovation of the Romanesque brick church has been directed by Father Thomas E. Morrissey, pastor, who also noted the building's striking ex;terior highlighted by a statue ofSt. James the Greater located above the front doors in a huge arched niche of Indiana limestone. The simple yet rich interior, said Father Morrissey, has been "completely refurbished, with warm wall tones of peach, pink and green complementing mauve carpeting." A parquet floor has been installed in the sanctuary and the church lighting has also been renovated. "Through the kindness of Bishop Cronin," added the pastor, "the historic Hook and Hastings pipe organ formerly at St. Mathieu's Church, Fall River, has been given to the parish." The instrument is being rebuilt and is expected to be ready for use by Easter.

DURING A VISIT to the Anchor office, Father Maddock; left, and Father Carroll study a story hot off the Catholic News Service teletype from Washington. (Hickey photo)

St. William's, Fall River, welcomes British ]~riest

By Pat McGowan In 1972, when he was a seminarian at the North American College in Rome, Father Jay T. Maddock, now judicial vicar of the diocesan marriage tribunal, spent a summer doing parish work in the parish of ~t. Laurence in Kirkby, England. His pastor was Father Thomas Carroll ofthe archdiocese of Livera pool. Now 72 and semi-retired, Father Carroll regularly visits Father Maddock and other U.S. priests who worked in his parish. Recently Father Carroll was at St. William's parish, Fall River, WASHINGTON (CNS) where Father Maddock is parochFather Robert N. Lynch, general ial vicar and area director of the secretary of the National ConferCatholic Youth Organization in ence of Catholic Bishops-U.S. addition to his post as judicial Catholic Conference, has been vicar. . made a monsignor. Archbishop White-haired, charming and Pio Laghi, apostolic pronuncio to possessed of a delightful Lancathe United States, made the anshire accent, Father CarroiI said nouncement at a dinner honoring he didn't understand why so many donors to the new U.S. bishops' St. William's parishioners rememconference headquarters building, bered him from his visit there. But which was dedicated earlier in the his outgoing manner gave ~ clue. day. Msgr. Lynch, 48, was elected A native of Widnes in Cheshire, by the bishops last November as the sixth general secretary for a he was the first priest ever to come five-year term. He was NCCB co- from his small town, entering the seminary at age 14. He was ordainordinator for both the 1979 and 1987 visits of Pope John Paul II to I ed in his parish church in 1944, a the United States. . rare event at that time.

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PREPARING FOR the annual Bishop's Charity Ball, to be held Jan. 12 at White's of Westport, are, from left, Mrs. James H. Quirk, presentee committee member, of St. Pius X parish, South Yarmouth; Frank C. Miller, an usher, of Corpus Christi, Sandwich; and Mrs. Andrew Mikita, first vice-president of the Diocesan Council of CathoHc Women, of Holy Redeemer, Chatham. The ball will benefit diocesan charities, including summer camps for underprivileged children. Proceeds from previous balls have funded many improvements at the camps. Committee members are soliciting names for a ball program. Informaiton is available from any member or from Charity Ball headquarters,. tel. 676-8943 or 676-3200.

He has served in many parishes of the Liverpool archdiocese, and was for a time.lent to the Edinburgh archdiocese in Scotland. Close to his heart are memories ofthe Kirkby !parish, where Father Maddock worked. Father Carroll explained that Kirkby is a "new town," one of many planned communities developed in England after World War II and including a broad range of housing and industrial, commercial and recreational facilities. St. Laurenl:e was Kirkby's first parish. It has some 5000 workingclass members and, as do most such parishes, a club or community center, open nightly. Alcohol is served, but in the manner of an English family-style pub rather than a U.S. bar where children are not admitted. "A lot of good can be done circulating amongthe people," many of whom are not churchgoers but are attracted by the friendly atmosphere, said Father Carroll. While he was in Kirkby, said the priest, the town had the highest proportion of children to its total population in all England. It had three infant and junior schools and a comprf:hensive school, the equivalent of U.S. grade and high 路schools. All had faculties of religious. In all, as pastor, he was responsible for six buildings, he said. While at St. Laurence, Father Maddock worked mainly with its young people. He was one of many American seminarians who assisted Father Carroll, whose current U.S. trip will include visits to priests now stationed in Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio, and in Salt Lake City. He also plans a foray into Mexico. "I love the United States," he said. "I'm always completely happy here." The British priest is now at the parish of St. Joseph in Penketh, England, whil:h possesses a mere two schools. There he assists with Masses. Looking back, he says that preparing children for first communion was the most consoling activity of his priesthood. "I still meet youngsters I prepared years ago," he said, "and it's wonderful to see them as adults." His other love is the liturgy. "It is the best of all teachers," he declared. "If Scripture is read carefully, you will always hold the people's interest." Liturgy, he added, "is well done when you don't let yourself come into it. You've got to be a channel for its message."

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themoorin~ Focusing in on the Parish After one uses binoculars for a time, it takes a while to refocus one's eyes on the immediate surroundings. Somewhat thesame process applies to the church. It seems time for us to refocus ourselves on the present reality. In the past few years we have set our sights on goals that are at best no more than hopeful speculations. This often occurs in the church when it's just too difficult to struggle with the day-to-day problems of life. It's easier to discuss the future; thus many get caught up in debate over such items as inclusiv.e language, rubrical reform and social and ecclesial relevance. Meantime the real world oftoday's church life is more than often ignored or neglected. The result is obvious and predictable. Many Catholics who work very hard, often simply to survive, truly feel that the creators of what amounts to a spiritual Disneyland have abandoned them, viewing them as merely monetary statistics expected to pay for fantasy and myth. Such people in the pews will tell you quite openly that the dreamers have forgotten that the reality of church is not to be found in vague visions but in day-to-day parish life. Parochial schools, CCD, prayer and Bible study groups, and the multitude of other parish programs and organizations get little attention from the futurists. But parents who must work multijobs to support a family find little consolation in the rantings of illusionaries. The homeless, divorced, broken and addicted do not identify with mystical illuminati who plan great reforms based on self-deception. In truth, the place in today's church where common ground can be developed and nurtured and where the ideal is made real is the parish. This is where real people meet their God, where they find fulfillment in the reality of the sacraments. This is where, more often than not, Christ is to be encountered in the person of a hardworking and often overtaxed parish priest. , . Indeed, it is in the life ofthe Spirit as found in a parish family that most people will find their salvation.' If this be the case, then does it not seem that the parish should become the center of church concern in America? Does it not seem logical that the so-called great minds should concentrate their efforts on parish life? Does it not seem that we shoud readjust our focus and begin to see the faithful with the eyes of truth rather than those of fantasy? As we prepare to celebrate the 200th- anniversary of the formal establishment of the Church in America, we might well eschew the scholarly papers and flowery rhetoric that pervade such occasions. Rather, let us take an honest look at our history and affirm that it has been the courageous faith of the people in our parishes, be they territorial or national, that has made the Catholic Church in the United States the driving force that it is. Yes, there are changes and challenges, issues and ideals that affect the entire church family. But solutions are seldom to be found in the impeccable writings of the flawless. Rather it is through their daily routine that the vast majority of people will be challenged to meet their God and live their faith. This is where church efforts should be centered, encouraged and nurtured. If we neglect parish life we will be in trouble. Let us pray that as we enter the third century of the established church in the United States, the parish will never be taken for granted but will remain as the faith bulwark of our Catholicism. . The Editor

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Rigbt-to-die policy unclear NEW YORK (CNS) - Catholic No dates have been announced for hospitals have been left "some- release of those statements. what at sea" in so-called right-toArmstrong told the Catholic hosdie cases because the U.S. bishops pital administrators that the Quin: have not established a clear national. Ian decision had been cited thoupolicy in.this area, says a Catholic sands of times in subsequent legal attorney who has played a key role proceedings, and its principles upin such cases. held in 50 other cases in 16 states. In the Quinlan case, the New Paul W. Armstrong, who practices law in New Jersey and argued Jersey Supreme Court ruled thilt the 1976 Karen Ann Quinlan case the famiJy could have life support there, says that some bishops up- systems disconnected. In that inhold the right of families to with- stance it was a respirator. Against draw nutrition and hydration tubes most medical predictions Miss from patients in a persistent veget- Quinlan continued to live for sevative state, he said, but others deny eral years, dying June II; 1985. Only Missouri, Armstrong said, any such right. has ruled that the state should be Armstrong spoke at a hospital administrators' seminar held by allowed to overrule decisions made St. John's University and the Cath- by families acting in cooperation olic Medical Center of Brooklyn with physicians and hospitals. The U.S. Supreme Court, he and Queens. said, had previously refused to He has submitted a friend-ofhear appeals from the state decithe-court brief on behalf on the American Hospital Association sup- sions, but maybe now felt it should hear the Missouri case to resolve porting the parents of Nancy Beth Cruzan, who has been in a persis- the conflict and establish a consistent national policy. itent vegetative state since an auto Armstrong told the administraaccident in 1983. tors that the developing body of The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving law supporting the rights of families to make decisions about terthe Cruzans, who want the court minating treatment left instituto overturn the Missouri Supreme tions liable to suit if they do not go Court's decision that they could along. not withdraw the feeding tubes In the absence of a national polkeeping their daughter alive. icy enunciated by the bishops, he "Where will the American bishsaid, Catholic institutions cannot ops come in?" Armstrong asked. Offer the defense that they are "This is something to watch very abiding by church teaching. carefully." Armstrong's brief on behalf of Louis DeFeo, executive directhe American Hospital Associator of the Missouri Catholic Contion, representing 7 I percent of the ference, told Catholic News Sernation's 7,051 hospitals, emphasvice Oct. 3 that the Missouri bishizes the family's decision-making ops did not express an opinion role, but points out that their deciwhen the case was pending in the sions are "never made in isolation" state Supreme Court because of but involve physicians and other indications the Vatican Congregahealth care professionals respontion for the Doctrine of the Faith and the U.S. bishops' secretariat . sible for patient care. Armstrong acknowledged the for Pro-Life Activities would begin possibility of violation of patient work on statements addressing the rights. but argued that leaving issue of nutrition and hydration.

decisions to patients if they are competent or to their families if they are not and acting in. collaboration with physicians an'd hospitals, offered more protection against abuse than government intervention. In the brief, Armstrong argues that the rights of patients or families are supported by the "privacy right" developed by the U.S. Supreme Court from the Bill of Rights. In this connection, the brief cites the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion as an authority, and quotes the New Jersey Quinlan decision connecting the two issues: "Presumably this right is broad enough to encompass a patient's decision to decline medical treatment under certain circumstances, . in much the same way as it is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision to terminate pregnancy under certain circumstances." In an interview. Armstrong said he did not himself think the right to privacy should be used to justify killing a fetus. But he said privacy was an important right that should be upheld, and was applicable to decisions on medical treatment at the end of life. He criticized members of the right-to-life community who argued that because privacy was wrongly applied to support abortion it could not be recognized in relation to individual decision making at the end of life. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-o20). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published weekly except the week of July 4 and the week after Christmas at 887 Highland Avenue. Fall River. Mass. 02720 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail postpaid $11.00 per year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor. P.O. Box 7. Fall River. MA 02722.


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Lasting marriages "How did. they make itT' a man asked in disbelief as 10 couples married over 50 years renewed their vows in a church ceremony honoring them. Well, we now have some information on how it's done. Back in the 1920s some researchers at the Institute of Human Development at Berkeley decided to follow a group of marriages through life so they could study what happens in marriages that last. Now,.over a half-century later, the 17 surviving couples offer us some interesting insights into marriage. Interviewed by psychologist Sylvia Weishaus and Dorothy Field, these couples shared three common characteristics: a commitment to the marriage, acceptance of each other and a combination of shared and separate interests. Dissimilarities were evident as well among the 17 pairs. The researchers found they could classify them into three groups. Five couples were consistently satisfied through the ups and downs of married life because of their deep love for one another. Seven couples began happily, then declined in happiness (some sharply) during the child-rearing years, and regained satisfaction and love when they were a couple alone again. The five remaining couples stuck it out in marriages that were either apathetic or downright unhappy. Their marriages remained intact because they had other ~nterests in .

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life and marriage wasn't their main emotional support. So there we have it: a third happy all the time, a third happy and unhappy over time, and a third unhappy all the time. I suspect that's how most marriages would sort out today. The seven that reported a decline in marital satisfaction during the years of child rearing dovetail with most studies of marrieds which consistently find that marital satisfaction declines with the birth of the first child to the nest-leaving of the last. , This pattern may suggest why 'the empty nest is not so traumatic as it has long been held to be. After the worrisome and wearing ,adolescent years, which can cause tension and conflict between husband and wife, the couple often rediscovers 'the joy of marriage and many partners report their union to be more enjoyable than ever because they have more history to share. What comes through most strongly, though, is that the satisfied couples resolved the fundamental tension in relationships -autonomy versus merger - by giving each other the right to be themselves while simultaneously being part of a couple. If there's one gift I could give to young couples, it would be a similar acceptance. An ''I': and an "I" can make a "We" without losing either "I."

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promise that the prayer will be answered definitely and has "never been known to fail," a common claim for these spurious devotions. These have nothing to do, of course, with genuine devotion and prayer to Jesus or to the saints as understood in our Catholic and Christian tradition. As you say, they are simply another form of the old chain letters which promise much and threaten much. The added misfortune is that by being published they cause understandable astonishment, if not actual ridicule of what is assumed to be Catholic teaching and practice. Q. A member of my family has expressed interest in the DeMolay Society which is affiliated with the Masons. What is the official Catholic position on this organization? Can one be a Catholic and a DeMolay? (New York) , A. While there ~as been considerable confusion in recent years, the 'prohibition against Catholics belonging to the Masons remains a serious one. I've discussed these reasons and the controversies on occa'sion in this column. However, Masonic bodies truly so-called are the three symbolic first degree.Jodges, along with the Scottish and York rites.

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Must you publish? Q. The enclosed clipping is a sample of what has appeared increasingly in our local newspapers and "country shopper." It includes a prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Jude. Then it instruds, "Say this prayer nine times a day; by the ninth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised." To me, this sounds like superstitious magic and chain letters. What is the church's position on them? (Wisconsin) A. That approach to prayer is superstitious. It has no basis in Catholic belief and has been rejected by responsible Catholic leaders numerous times. Novenas (nine consecutive times of prayer) or other sorts of encouragement to perseverance in prayer are, of course, in the Oospels (see for example, Luke 18-1-8) and in th~ ,church's spiritual tradition. To assign some magic to the number nine or any other number is something else entirel ",!is is the

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ers and sisters in Christ living in mainland China." Coupled with this was an appeal to Chinese Catholics to foster "reconciliation within the ecclesial community" and to work "for the progress of their noble nation." Prior to the trip, Portugal and pro-independence groups asked the pope to kiss the ground upon arrival, a sign that he considered East Timor separate from Indonesia. It is a normal papal act to kiss the ground upon arriving in a country for the first time, as a sign of love and respect. . The pope did not kiss the ground upon arrival in East Timor, but at an outdoor Mass site that many critics of Indonesia say was a killing ground used by troops repressing opposition to annexation, he knelt to kiss a crucifix placed on a cushion on the ground. Many people cheered the kiss, while others waved Indonesian flags. Navarro-Valls said that neither failure to kiss the ground nor the kissing of the crucifix were political gestures. He said kissing the crucifix is a liturgical act done by a bishop when he first enters his diocese. Technically, the pope is the bishop of the Dili diocese, which covers all East Timor, because it is run by an apostolic administrator rather than an ordinary, a bishop with full diocesan authority. During his homily, the pope asked Indonesia to show greater respect for human rights. "I pray that those who. have responsibility for life in East Timor will act with wisdom and'good will toward all," he added. As the Mass ended, about 20 people walked up the center aisle toward the pope. When they were stopped, they shouted, "Viva il papa" ("Long live the pope") and unfurled a banner saying "Fretilin welcomes you." Fretilin is the guerrilla group fighting Indonesia. Afterward, fighting broke out between police and members of the crowd, with several arrests, eyewitnesses said. The pope also raised the human rights issue with Indonesian President Suharto, who told him that strong measures are often needed to unite a country of 188 million people spread over thousands of islands and containing a diversity of ethnic groups, cultures and religions. While strong on human rights,

the pope was low-key in criticizing government birth control policies and its forced migration program which moves people from popu~ lous areas to underpopulated spots. Observers said' this reflected the fact that Catholics are a tiny minority and the church cannot exercise much p.olitical clout. The pope also preached religious tolerance in the country having the world's largest Moslem population. Moslems form about 90 percent of the population, and Catholics, 2.3 percent. The pope's last stop was in the Indian Ocean country of Mauritius, where he warned its I million inhabitants to avoid the personal and social sins that may accompany its rapid economic development due to liberal tax incentives to foreign businesses and a booming tourism industry. Youths were told to study the church's social doctrine, especially on labor issues such as "solidarity among workers" and "the dialogue between owners and employees." Many foreign manufacturers have come to Mauritius, attracted by the tax breaks for producing export goods. The result has been a rise in employment, but low wages. According to government figures, a factory worker earns $65 a month. Mechanics and electricians earn $125 per month and the annual per capita income is $1,240. The pope also warned against too much consumerism.

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Dear Editor: Since you are in the business of moralizing, it was only fitting and proper that you should editorialize on the Barney Frank case. (Anchor, Sept. 8) I was actually surprised that you took a stand because the clergy seem so timid in condemning anything but abortion. I remember clearly when Ingrid Bergman, the movie star, was castigated from the pulpits because she had a baby out of wedlock. How times have changed, albeit, not for the better. As you might guess, I am not a supporter of Barney Frank nor of gay rights. Havit:J.g lived in Washington for many years, I know that homosexuality is not only ramp'ant in D. c., but on the Hill and in the government as well. This was not always the case. In the late 60s, laws were repealed' that had made [practice of] homo-· sexuality a crime and the flood~ gates were open. D.C. soon became known as the San Francisco of the East. Almost 10 years after the repeal of those laws, AIDS became known. I thought Rep. Frank was discreet with his homosexuality but his excuse for procuring a prostitute is just too weak for me. I do not think he is a good role model for young adults. In the future, I would like to see the Catholic Church campaign as vigorously against pornography as against abortion. The evils of pornography run hand in hand with all sorts of crime and attack the heart and soul of the country as well as of the individual. Mary Carizza No. Attleboro

Pocketbook vote? Dear Editor: . If every Catholic vote went to only pro-life candidates, maybe there would be no legal abortion. Years ago the Anchor did say Catholics vote with their pocketbooks and not their mind. Paul Michney Taunton

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Mother'-teresa out of hospital CALCUTTA, India (eNS) Mother Teresa, 79, was discharged Oct. 14 after 40 days at Woodlands Nursing Home in Calcutta where she was treated for a painful heart ailment. During her stay, she received th.ousands of letters, telegrams, telexes, telefax messages and tele- ' phone calls. Because of the flood of attention"a cousin, Father Lush Gjerji, had to wait five days to see her. He was accompanied by reporters from the Vatican' newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Not since the death in 1941 of Rabindranath Tagore, India's leading poet, playwright and Nobel laureate, had the illness of an individual evoked so much concern in Calcutta, a city of 9.2 million. The Telegraph, a leading newspaper, carried a cartoon showing Mother Teresa with a flickering candle, walking with faltering steps, with the caption: "I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep." Several Calcutta newspapers' carried a front-page display advertisement placed by the city's Advertising Club with the caption, "Dear God, please protect our mother." Temple guides from Kalighat Hindu Temple offered a special puja - prayer offering - to the goddess Kali. It was from Kalighat that MotherTeresa began her mission of care for the poor and dying. She entered the hospital with chest pains and was fitted with a temporary pacemaker to control an irregular heartbeat. Her condition was described as a w.orsening of her chronic angina. _ Doctors said the ailment was compounded by Mother Teresa's hectic work schedule and travels to the 400 homes and other facilities run by her Missionaries .of Charity order worldwide. They said she would have to slow her pace.

Oct. 21 1937, Rt. Rev. Edward J. Carr, P.R., Pastor, Sacred Heart, Fall River Chancellor of Diocese, 1907-21 1942, Rev. Francis E. Gagne, Pastor, St. Stephen, Dodgeville 1979, Rev. Walter J. Buckley, Retired Pastor, St. Kilian, New Bedford Oct. 22 1940; Rev. John E. Connors, Pastor, St. Peter, Dighton 1983, Rev. Jerome F. O'Donnell, OFM, Our Lady's Chapel, New Bedford, Oct. 23 1970, Chor-Bishop Joseph Eid, Pastor, St. Anthony of Desert, Fall River Oct. 24 1982, Rev. Marc Maurice Dagenais, O.P., Retired Assistant, St. Anne's, Fall River Oct. 25 1935, Rev. Reginald Chene, O.P., Dominican Priory, Fall River 1950, Rev. Raymond B. Bourgoin, Pastor, St. Paul, Taunton 1988, Rev. James W. Connerton, CSC, founder, Stonehill College, North Easton Oct. 27 1967, Rev. Edmond L. Dickinson, Assistant, St. Mathieu, Fall River

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BISHOP DANIEL A. CRONIN helps break ground for a new parish life center at St..Pius X Church South Yarmouth. The center, expected to be completed next year, will include a large meeting room and two small rooms for family-oriented activities as well as a youth ministy. office.

Youth convention scheduled The Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry will hold a convention in celebration of World Youth Day from 1-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at CoyleCassidy High School, Taunton. Brother Joseph LaGressa, OFM, a parish youth minister from the Boston archdiocese, will give the keynote address, Catholic Youth on the Threshold of the 90s. Students will be able to attend, any two of nine afternoon workshops. A workshop for adults, The Faith Development of Youth, will be conducted by teacher and author Rev. James DiGiacomo, SJ. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin will celebrate a 5 p.m. liturgy, to be followed by dinner and a dance. Registrations must be made in advance and no later than Oct. 25 with the Office of Youth Ministry, tel. 763-3137. Youth workshops and presenters are: Building a Youth Group, Sister Ann Miriam Gallagher, MSBT, and youth group of St. Patrick's, Wareham; The God Connection, Father David Costa, St. Thomas More, Somerset; Peer Ministry in Parishes, Janet Mer-

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14th & 21st

St. Joseph parish hall, 19 Kilmer Ave., Taunton; two sessions, 1-5 p.m.

19th to 21st

Family Life Center, 500 Slocum Rd., No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend

21st

St. Mary parish center, 783 Dartmouth St., So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

2ist

Espirito Santo parish center, 311 Alden St., Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

4th

FEBRUARY Holy Name school hall, 850 Pearce St., corner of Read, Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

11th

St. John Evangelist, Pocasset; one session, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Applications for programs must b.e made not less than six months; before the wedding date. Couples planning marriage in the Fall River diocese must attend one of the programs listed unless special arrangements are made with the parish priest. Further information as to registra~ tion is available at any rectory or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Diocesan Office of Family Ministry, telephone 999-6420. Note: Locations of programs are given the first time they are liste4; later listings give only name of center, city and time of • sessIons.

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St. Mary parish ce.pter, So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

16th

29th

Our Lady of Grace parish center, Westport, one sessi0!1' I to 9 p.m.

30th

Apr. 29 & Holy Ghost church hall, Attleboro, two sesMay 6 sions, 6 to 10 p.m.

Espirito Santo parish center, Fall River, one session, I to 9 p.m. .

Our Lady of Grace parish center, Westport; one session, I to 9 p.m. OCTOBER St. Thomas More parish center, Somerset; one session, I to 9 p.m.

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St. Anthony school hall, 126 School St., Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

14th

St. Patrick parish center, Wareham, one session, I to 9 p.m. .

6th

MAY' St. Anthony of Padua parish hall, 48 Sixteenth St., Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

14th

Holy Name school hall, Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

18th to 20th

Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend

14th

St. Francis Xavier parish center; Hyannis, one session, I to 9 p.m.

20th

St. Thomas More parish center, Somerset; one session, I to 9 p.m.

19th to 2ist

Family Life Center, No Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend

20th

St. Patrick parish center, 82 High St, Wareham; one session, I to 9 p.m.

2ist

St. Anthony of Padua parish hall, Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m. .

20th·

Christ the King parish hall, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee; one session, I to 9 p.m.

2ist

Holy Family parish hall, East Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

20th

Holy Family parish hall, 370 Middleboro Ave, East Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

28th

St. John Evangelist parish center, Pocasset; one session, 12:30-8:30 p.m.

JUNE Holy Ghost church hall, Attleboro; two sessions, 6 to 10 p.m.

Oct. 28 & Holy Ghost church hall, Attleboro, two sesNov. 4 sions, 6 to 10 p.m.

11th & 18th

St. Joseph parish hall, Taunton; two sessions, I to 5 p.m.

11th & 18th

St. Francis Xavier parish center, Hyannis; two sessions, I to 5 p.m.

18th

St. Thomas More parish center, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset; one session, I to 9 p.m.

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23rd to 25th

Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth, Engaged Encounter Weekend

10th

St. Mary's parish center, So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

4th

25th

St. Jacques parish hall, 249 Whittenton St., Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

10th

Holy Name school hall, Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m. .

4th

St. Francis Xavier parish center, Hyannis, one session, I to 9 p.m.

10th

Christ the King parish hall, Mashpee; one session, I to 9 p.m.

4th

St. Anthony's school hall, Taunton; one session, I to.9 p.m.

10th

. St. Jacques parish hall, Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

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MARCH Our Lady of Grace parish center, 569 Sanford Road, Westport; one session, I to 9 p.m. St. Francis Xavier~ Hyannis; two· sessions, I to 5 p.m.

11th

: St. John Evangelist, Pocasset; one session, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.

18th

St. Mary parish center, So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

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Family Life Chter, No. Dartmouth, Engaged Encounter Weekend

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Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth, Engaged 'Encounter Week~nd

22nd to 24th

Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter weekend

18th

St. Mary parish center, South Dartmouth, one session, I to 9 p.m.

22nd

JULY St. Mary parish center, So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

2nd

DECEMBER Espirito Santo parish center, 3 I I Alden Street, Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

i2nd

Our Lady of Grace parish center~ 569 Sanford. . Road, Westport; one session, I.to 9 p.m.

3rd to 5th

AUGUST Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend

Mar. 25 &St. Joseph parish hall, Taunton; two sessions;1 to 5 p.m. Apr. 1

12th

St. Anthony of Padua parish hall; Fall River; one session, I to 9 p.m.

APRIL . Espirito Santo parish center, Fall River; one' session, I to 9 p.m.

19th

St. Mary parish center, So. Dartmouth; one session, I to 9 p.m.

1st

St. John Evangelist parish center, Pocasset; one session, 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. .

9th

SEPTEMBER St. Anthony's school hall, Taunton; one session, I to 9 p.m.

1st & 8th

St. Francis Xavier parish center; two sessions, I to 5 p.m.

9th & 16th

.Christ the King parish hall, Mashpee; two sessions, I to 5 p.m.

20th to 22nd

Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend

14th to 16th

Family Life Center, No. Dartmouth; Engaged Encounter Weekend ,

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16th to 18th

NOVEMBER St. Thomas More parish center, Somerset; one . session, I to 9 p.m.

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in its various ministry programs; quarters for days and evenings of recollection, retreats, parish programs and diocesan events; conference rooms; quarters for the diocesan permanent diacoiiate program; and satellite accommodations for the Diocesan Office of Communications. Father Travassos believes the uniqueness of the Office of Family Ministry is that it brings Gospel values to bear on family issues, a dimension secular family life organizations cannot offer. The Family Ministry Office cooperates closely with other diocesan organizations, including Catholic Social Services and the Diocesan Department of Education, but its functions do not overlap theirs, said Mrs. Foley. . Its thrust is "preventive", she said, offering means of strengthening families before problems devel- . op. She and her husband had served the Office of Family Ministry as volunteers before joining the staff as consultants in 1984. They'now oversee all family life programs. The programs themselves are run almost entirely by volunteer lay people, clergy and religious . trained as leaders by the Family Life Center. . Training requirements vary depending on ministry; for example, leaders in divorced and separated ministry attend a six-to-eight hour workshop,while marriage preparation team couples must complete a series of workshops and attend a yearly renewal program which emphasizes spiritual and personal enrichment. The real strength of the office said Mrs. Foley, lies in its ability to offer. "Iike-to-like ministry" by which families learn to minister to one another at every stage of life's journey. . . In a 1981 Apostolic Exhortation, Pope John Paul II said: "The family in the modern world, as much as and perhaps more than any other institution, has been beset by .. the many profound and rapid changes that have affected society and culture" , Since its beginning the Office of Family Ministry has responded to these changes. Present ministry areas are described below. Marriage Preparation and Enrichment Marriage preparation isthe larg-

est Family Ministry program, involving at least eight hours of instruction for couples desiring to be married in the Catholic Church. Its goal is to stimulate thought and communication and to offer practical suggestions for continuing growth after marriage. Sessions are led by teams of a . priest or deacon and several married couples and eXamine such issues as religious faith, family background, abuse, communication, sexuality, pan:nting and financial values. ' Said Father Travassos in an address earlier this year to Catholic Charities, which funds the Office of Family Ministry: "Our programs seek to help engaged couples consider the def:p spiritual dimension of the sacred! union they are about to enter. .. a lifelong union marked by faithfulness, readiness to give and forgive, a union which is open to new life--family." Since its beginning, the marriage . preparation program has been attended by more than 14,000 couples.. Marriage Enrichment is offered in various forms on both diocesan and parish levels, including programs for thl~ newly married, Marriage Encounter weekends and enrichment workshops. An annual Anniversary Mass, held last wf:ekend at St. Mary's Cathedral, honors couples celebrating silver, golden or other significant anniversaries. Natural Family Planning Natural Family Planning is provided through Couple-to-Couple League teachers who instruct couples in it natural method for achieving or postponing pregnancy. NFP is scientifically accurate and 99 percent effective. Since it WBlS first offered in 1981, NFP has helped over 800 couples;

In a decade of service to the Fall River diocese, it has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and families, helping them heal their difficulties, prevent problems and grow in faith. Ten yearsago the office of Family Ministry opened its doors in a oneroom office at the rectory of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New Bedford, where its first director, Father Ronald Tosti, was pastor. Today it is still growing steadily, offering eight areas of family-life ministry and affiliated with a dozen support and family life organizations. Father Horace Travassos, rector at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, and current director of the Office of Family Ministry and Scottie Foley, co-program director with her husband Jerry, recently chronicled the development of the ministry. ' Father Travassos was appointed director on July I, 1988, succeeding Father Tosti, now pastor of Christ the King Parish, Mashpee. The Family Ministry office, said Father Travassos, was established as a direct result of the U.S. bishops' 1979 plan of pastoral action for family ministry, which focused .on church reponse to the needs of the contemporary family. The notion of the church as a family was refined at Vatican II, said Father Travassos, and the pastoral plan, which developed out of the U.S. bishops' concern about divorce, was intended to emphasize the continued importance of the family as "the domestic church." In keeping with the bishop's plan, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin announced establishment of the diocesan office of Family Ministry, replacing the existing Family Life bureau, which had offered a numParish Family Ministry ber of programs under the direcEach pasltor in the diocese has tion of Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes. been asked by Bishop Cronin to Anne Carney has been on the appoint a miuried couple as parish family ministry staff since Day family ministry leaders. These One, Sept. 27, 1979. At the time couples are liaisons between Family she was the sole employee, working Ministry Office and the parish, 10 hours a week. Marriage prepar~ attending meetings and bringing ation was then the primary focus back ideas and programs for famof the office and remains its bigily life enrichment. Typical activigest program. Today, however, ties include Advent, Lenten, parMrs. Carney has been joined by enting and marriage enrichment Jeanne Bernardo and Diane La- . programs, . family liturgies and valle Sister Ruth Curry, SUSC, is parish renewal initiatives. resource coordinator. Turn to Page 13 Father Tosti enabled expansion of the office into other areas of ministry by affiliating it with the New England Directors of Family Ministers and the family ministry office of the Natipnal Conference of Catholic Bishops/ U.S.-Catholic Conference. The stage was set .for development of ways to meet specific needs of diocesan· families and communities. The subsequent initiation of new programs led to the office's 198 i . relocation to its present site at the Family Life Center in North Dart~ mouth. It quickly became a diocesan focus of prayer and renewal. The center has set the Fall River organization apart from other family ministries. Mrs. Foley noted that no other family ministry on the East Coast offers such a variety of programs from a central THE FAMILY Life center staff, front, froty. left, Diane location. "Most family life centers Lavalle, Father Horace Travassos, Sister Ruth Curry; back, are run from one office," she said. The diocesan facility includes a from left, Scottie Foley, Jeanne Bernardo, Anne Carney. resource center for persons involved (Hickey photo) .,

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another kind of love, balancing . the unconditionil indulgent love so important in infancy. Limit set. ting is conditional love. The condition is, of course, that the toddler behavl! ?imself. . The first type of love, uncondl-, tionallove, supports the "self," telling the infant he is wonderful and special, no .matter what. . The second type of love, conditional and controlling love, helps this new "self' deal with other,persons and reality, learning to modify and control his own wishes to harmonize with life' around him. Another name for conditional love'is discipline. Discipline is much . broader than punishment. Discipline is all the things we do to shape and mold the behavior and personality of our child. The best discipline is the discipline that. works, not necesssarily that which is punitive or which sounds l!:ood. Too often, we parents become entranced with the sound of our own voices and give long lectures to toddlers. Verbal discipline is usually rather ineffective with toddlers. They need "physical" discipline. Not spanking, but example, demonstrations, preventive strategies, temporary confinement. If your toddler gets into everything, for heaven's sake, childproof your home. Put the china high up. Tie the cabinet doors shut. Hook the front door.

Ne~ghborhoods m,aking By Antoinette Bosco I was walking along West 45th Street in New York City in midSeptember with some of my children when we saw a large crowd of people ahead chanting. We couldn't make out what they were saying, but we were curious. As we got closer, we saw that the street entrance was blocked by a police car with lights flashing. By this time we were able to make out· the words. The people were chanting, "No more drugs," "No more crack." From the determined sound of their voices, one had to believe that the people meant A. We spoke to a policeman and then to some people at a table with literature to distribute. The demonstrators were members of the West 45th Street Block Association. These are neighbors, we were told, who are ready to confront the drug dealers and users who have taken over their street. They are angry and frustrated. Helping them on this day and on a few earlier occasions when they had demonstrated were police officers and members ofthe famed Guardian Angels, the youth who help protect people from harm in the subways and other places out of the goodness of their hearts. , Determi~ed to make their street drug free, the block association is asking people to join block patrols. Another move is to start what they are calling "good guy loitering~' .:extra volunteers hanging around the block every night. These people will wear red identification ribbons. The hope is that their presence will discourage the drug traffic on their block. ' The red ribbons are becoming a sign "of our anger about drugs and determination not to accept them as a way of life," the block leaders said. Red ribbons also are being tied on street lamps and trees as a 24-hour-a-day reminder that the

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SACRED HEART, FR Sacred Heart is one of the sponsors of the "Adult Catholic Conscience Formation" program to be held at Holy Name School. CYO will be serving coffee and donuts after the 9 a.m. and II a.m. Masses Sunday. FALL RIVER DCCN The Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses will hold its fall meeting Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport. Sister Dorothy Scesny, PBVM, a pastoral associate in the Worcester diocese, will speak on The Nurse's Role as a Pastoral Person. 4.5 CEUs will be given for the day. Registration information: Betty Novacek, tel. 674-5741, ext. 2081. CATHEDRAL CAMPS Spirit of Jesus Prayer Group, Hyannis, retreat, today-Sunday. Confirmation retreat, St. James, NB, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow. Diocesan Clergy Study Day, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday. WIDOWED SUPPORT FR Widowed Support group meets 7 p.m. Tuesday for pot luck supper, Sacred Heart parish hall, FR. Information: Lorraine, 672-7645. Taunton area group meets 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Immaculate Conception church hall, Taunton. ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO Parish Halloween party, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, parish center; costumes required. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA Children's liturgy, 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. . ST. MARY, SEEKONK Open house for parents of grades I and 2 CCD students, tomorrow. Halloween party for grades 1-5, hosted by youth ministry, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29, church basement. Students in grades 10-12 interested in attending World Youth Day, Oct. 28, or in reading at Mass once a month contact Father William Baker. ST. LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Ladies of St. Anne Sodality monthly meeting, following a Living Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. ST. PATRICK, WA:REHAM Teacher commissioning ceremony; 10 a.m. Mass Sunday. Second grade parent meeting 9:45-11 a.m. tomorrow or 7-8 p.m. Tuesday; a video on "Sin and Guilt" will be shown. Parishioners welcome. HOLY NAME, FR Halloween party for children of the parish, sponsored by the youth group, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Year I Confirmation classes begin 6:45-7:45 p.m. Monday, ST. JOHN NEUMANN, E.FREETOWN The St. John Neumann Respect for Life Committee invites all to join in the recitation of the Scriptural Rosary for the unborn, following the 7 p.m'. Eucharistic celebration each third Monday. ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN All are invited to join St. Mary's choir; rehearsals will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning in November. Information: Dave Couto, 992-7388 after 5 p.m. No parish council meeting in November. Finance committee will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Preschool program begins 9:30 a.m. Sunday, rectory. Children ages 3-5 welcome. ST. JULIE BILLIART, N. DARTMOUTH St. Vincent de Paul Society meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON Rosary is prayed at 7: 10 every morning. Wednesday evening devotions, 7 p.m. ST. STANISLAUS, FR All day exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. RCIA program begins'7 p.m. Nov. 6. Youth ministry Harvest Dance, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 19. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FR No CCD classes Sunday due to Confirmation retreat. CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB,NB Executive Board Nfeetifig, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Lawrence Rectory, 110 Summer St., NB. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE Youth ministry meeting, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, R.E. center, with guest speaker Peg Hannigan. All high school students welcome. Youth ministry sponsored blood drive, 2:307:30 p.m. Nov. 2,parish center. Information: Bobbi Paradise, 7758917 or771-1614. Family Halloween party, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, parish . center. CATHOLIC ADULT RELIGIOUS ENRICHMENT Four. sessions on the Old Testament will be presented by Father Marcel Bouchard, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 25-Nov. 15, Sacred Heart Church, N. Attleboro. Adult Conscience Formation series will be presented by Father Robert Oliveira, 7-9:3Q p.m. Thursdays in November, Holy Name School, Fall River. The program will also be held at St.· Patrick's parish center, N. Falmouth, where it will be presented twice: 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m., Mondays in November. ST. ANTHONY OF THE DESERT, FR Mass and healing service with Father William Babbitt of St. Mary's, N. Attleboro, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 North Eastern Ave., FR. ST.' PATRICK, SOMERSET Freshmen and 'sophomore boys interested in forming a CYO basketball team should contact Father Brian Harrington or' Louis Vieira, 673-3846. The rosary is prayed at 7:40 a.m. daily and 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Choir practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; folk group practice 7 p.m. Wednesdays. New memb~rs welcome. LaSALETTE SHRINE, ATTLEBORO . One-day workshop on healing selfdefeating patterns to be led by Sister Philomena Agudo, FMM, PhD, coordinator of pastoral counseling services at LaSa,lette, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, Shrine cafeteria. The seminar will help participants explore ways of breaking through behavior patterns which lead to frustration and fear and sap energy from peacefilled living. Maria Rocha will lead a healing _ service, 2 p.m. Sunday. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Holy Hour, 7 tonight at the church. Parish renewal retreat, Dec. 1-3, parish center, ages 21 and over. Anyone interested in starting a Bible study group, leave name and number at the rectory. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Mass of the Anointing, i p.m. Oct. 29 at the school. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N. FALMOUTH ' Youth group registration, following9and 1O:15a.m. Masses Sunday. SACRED HEART, N.ATTLEBORO Women's Guild sponsored Halloween party, following 5:30 p.m. Mass Oct. 31. Children may attend in costume. Women's Guild meeting, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. ~gt. Coyle of the NAPD will speak on drug abuse and crime prevention at 8 p.m.; all are invited.

SEPARATlED/DiVORCED CATHOLICS . Cape Cod and Islands monthly meeting, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Pius X center, S. Yarmouth. Sister Jane Hogan, OSF, associate director of the Listening Place, Lynn, will conduct a workshop. Information: Pat, 771-4438. Attleboro area meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary's parish center, 14 ParR St., N. Attleboro. Information: 695-6161. A video presentation on Stress: Coping with Self will be offered at Sacred Hellrt religious education center, 31 First St., Taunton, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Support group meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Fatima parish hall, 560 Gardner's Neck Road, Swansea. NB area' support group meeting 7-9 p.m. Monday, Family Life Center, N. Dartmouth. Topic: the effects ofdivorce on children. ST. PATRICK, FR Confirmation classes meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesdslys. Healing service, Nov. 10. CATHEDRAL, FR . Family Mass, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB Women's League Living Rosary, 7:30 p.m.. Thursday. Lectors are needed; please notify Father Kenneth Delano if interested. IMMACUlATE CONCEPTION, TAUNTON Healing service, Oct. 29 at the church. Religious award program for Girl Scouts grades 4-6 begins 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's School and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Immaculate Conception religious center. Information: Mary Powers: 8244452. Wome:n's Guild home decorating party: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mandatory altar boy meeting, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Individuals who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks inter.ested in forming a support group, call Chris, 822-5459. LaSALETTE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN . LIVING Personality Type and Prayer retreat, Nov. 3-5, LaSalette Center, Attleboro. The retreat helps individuals discover their personality type and the: po~sibilities of growth which can <:volve through prayer.· Information: retreat secretary, 2228530. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE O.L. Assumption Guild pot luck supper for members and a guest, 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Those planning to attend call Esther Murray, 428-5756, or Rita Spac:th, 428-728i. ST. ANNE, FR Red Cross babysitting course to be offered beginning 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Classes will . be held on consecutive Tuesdays until Dec. 12. CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 p.m. will be discontinued effective this weekend. The 4 p.m. Mass will continue throughout the winter. Corpus Christi adult choir and St. Theresa's choir rehearse Tuesdays at 7 p.m. New membe:rs welcome. ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON Perpetual Novena of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady, Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; rosary is recited at 7: 10 p.m. Day of Recollection and Reflection for women, led by Sister Beth Mahoney, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, St. Vincent's Camp, Westport. HOLY GHOST, ATTLEBORO Sister Jean Marie Willis, OP, will speak on vo(:ations at all Masses this weekend. Parent meeting for First Reconciliation class, 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, parish center chapel. Youth group Harv,est Dance, grades 6-12, 7-11 p.m. tomorrow. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET . Pot luck supper for Confirmation candidates and their parents, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Coffee and donuts will be served following the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. St. Vincent c'.: Paul meeting, following 8 a.m. Mass tomorrow.

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.Vatican visit puts. papal primacy'ilrspotlight VATICAN CITY (CNS) The visit of the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion to the Vatican in early October has renewed interest in determining how papal primacy could be exercised within a reunited Christian Church. At the same time, Roman Catholic and Orthodox scholars and theologians have continued studying their churches' beliefs about the rank of the bishop of Rome in preparation for a June 1990 dialogue. , A~ times the papacy has been a focal point of differences and divisions within Christianity ~ even to the point of the pope being called the Antichrist and Christians loyal to him derisively being called "papists." But over the past 25 years, aided' in part by the ecumenical outreach of the Roman Catholic Church and by the realization that a message of love and reconciliation preached by a divided Christianity is weakened, many Christians have seen a need for a ministry of unity. . The questions raised include: - Could the pope be accepted as a symbol of unity for all Christians, and yet exercise direct authority over the internal affairs of only the Roman Catholic Church? - Did Christ intend that the YES, BUT... Archbishop and pope are deep in conversation during their Vatican me~ting. successor of Peter would have real authority 'in addition to function- (CNS/UPI-Reuters photo)' . ing as a sign of the unity of hi!! change," Cardinal Willebrands believers? ' Pope John Paul, during the same that in'the New Testament Peter is said. The bottom line is: "Does this service, said Christian divisions re- given "the greatest prominence" Anglican Archbishop Robert quire that "the primacy of the among the Apostles. "Subsequent primacy come from God or is it a historical evolution, desirable; per- Runcie of Canterbury, England, bishop of Rome should also be a church history made him the image haps necessary, but still a histori- head of the worldwide' Anglican primacy in action and initiative in of a pastor caring for the universal cal, human evolution," said Car- Communion, made headlines in favor of that unity for which Christ church" from Rome, where he dinal Johannes Willebrands, presi- late September when he said Angli- so earnestly p~ayed." ministered and'iater was martyred. dent ofthe Pontifical Councilfor cans are "beginning to recognize At the same time, the pope said路 "Although we are aware of the , and welcome" the idea of an ecuPromoting Christian Unity.' , the "integrity of the apostolic faith" danger of attributing to the church menical, universal primate. "Naturally, for the faith, the At a joint.prayer service- with delivered through the disciples in New Testament times a modern only importance is whether it'is a Pope John Paul during his visit to "must, be fully preserved if our style or model of universality, we divine institution, that is, what unity is to be that for which Christ have found it appropriate to speak comes from Christ through the the Vatican, Archbishop Runcie prayed." of a 'Petrine function,' using this ha,d asked repeated a question he apostles and especially through Peter," the cardinal said during an at the Anglican Communion's 1988 The role of the bishops of var- term to describe a particular form of ministry exercised by a person, early October interview with Vati- Lambeth Conference: "Could not ious Sees is to be "exercised in all Christians come to reconsider communion with the See of Peter" office holder or local church with can Radio. While the questions are far from the kind of primacy the bishop of to ensure the unity and continuity reference to the church as a whole," the statement said. answered, the fact that "the See of Rome exercised within the early of the faith, he said. church, a 'presiding of love' for the Rome is considered in some way "Hysteria" condemned A 1974 U.S. Lutheran-Roman as a primatial see, acceptable in sake ofthe unity of the churches in Meanwhile in England, Cardinal, Catholic dialogue statement noted ecumenical dialogue, is already a the diversity of their mission?"

PO,pe reiter~tes desire to visit Lebanon" . " The trip t.o Lebanon will be a VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Pope John Paul II wants to travel to "prophetic gesture" by a pope who' Lebanon as a peace pilgrim, not as wants to "physically sha;re in the a spokesman for political or eco- present and past sufferings of all nomic interests, a top Vatican the victims" of the country's 14official said. '. year-long civil strife, the archbiArchbishopAngelo Sodano, who shop said. "The pope will go there not as a heads the Vatican office that deals with foreign governments, said the . head of state" nor as a spokesman pope still ilJtends to visit the war- for political or economic interests, torn Middle Eastern nation to . but as a pilgrim to a sanctuary demonstrate to the world the mean- built on the sufferings of a broken ing of forgiveness and reconcilia- people," Archbishop Sodano said. He said the pope's public declation. In an article appearing Oct. 15 ration la,st August that he intended. in the Vatican newspaper, L'Os- to visit Lebanon has been wellservatore Romano, Archbishop received by all but an extremist Sodano evoked the image of the minority in Lebanon. He did not "unarmed pontiff in the midst of speculate on when the pope would ruins, blessing the Catholic faith- make the trip. The article appeared as one of a ful and showing respect and affection for our separated brothers series commemorating the II th anniversary of the pope's election. and the followers of Islam." In Lebanon, meanwhile,' the Such a visit, he said, "cannot help but be ,an eloquent demon- . commander of Christian forces, stration that love is stronger than Major Gen. Michel Aoun, warned hatred." , Christian Lebanese negotiators not

George Basil Hume of Westminster condemned the "extraordinary kind of hysteria" that greeted Archbishop Runcie's comments at the Vatican. ' In an interview with the publication Sunday Correspondent, Cardinal Hume said he believed Catholics 'and Anglicans must reach an agreement on papal primacy that acknowledges the jurisdiction of the bishop of Rome as the direct successor of St. Peter but which places "tremendous emphasis" on the role Of local bishops. ,If Anglicans appreciated how this system operated, they would not find it so threatening, he said. "It is the' way in which that , primacy is exercised thatis important," he said. "I think that people get frightened about the tone. As a bishop, I don't feel the weight of a monolithic, authoritarian person on the the top leaning on me and directing me all the time. I feel that I have enormous responsibility and very considerable power." During his Sept. 29-0ct. 2 visit with Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Runcie was accused by some critics of betraying England. Others thought the pope rebuffed the Anglican primate. "I got no impression that they were antagonistic or that one was answering the other," Cardinal Hume told Sl!nday Correspondent. "Each was simply stating his position. ' "The mistake many people made was to have great expectations," added Cardinal Hume. "I couldn't believe that there could be any development immediately. These things are long-term. The visit was intended to be a celebration ofthat unity we already have achieved. The remarkable thing is that they speak very honestly and directly in a way which could not have been imagined 20 years ago." Cardinal Hume said he thought it was too soon to "start talking seriously" about details of what would happen to the Church of England if there were unity with Rome. . "The great thing about ecumenism is that it mustn't go too quickly, and you mustn't panic people it's growth, and that requires time," the cardinal said.

Soviet liberalization seen as victory of conscience ROME (CNS) - The current liberalization in the Soviet Union, represents the "victory of the moral conscience" over Marxism's systematic abuse of basic rights, a to make unwarranted concessions' Vatican official said. to their Moslem counterparts in With the progressive weakening peace talks being 'held in Saudi offormal atheism, other East EurArabia. opean regimes can be expected to At the talks,sppnsored by Arab follow suit and eventually "give League count~ies, significant promore space to the church," said gress was reported on a new LebaCardinal Paul Poupard, president nese national charter that would of the Pontifical Council for Diachange the balance of power in the logue with Non-Believers. He comcountry, giving Moslem and Chrismented in an interview with the tian legislators equal representa- , Rome newspaper II Tempo.tion. For decades, Christians have In the Soviet Union, he' said, dominated Lebanon's political life. people are showing a "thirst for The negotiations have also aimed truth" that has not been satisfied at setting a deadline for withdraby decades of ideological atheism. wal of the estimated 40,000 Syrian "In re~ent times, Soviet news-, troops from Lebanon. That has papers speak frequently oC'the been a major Christian demand. purifying role of the truth.' This magnificent expression shows that Effort people in socialist societies are in"It is one's duty to make the creasingly rejecting ideological lies most of the best that is in him." and the forgery of history," Cardinal Poupard said. -Stuart

"What is happening today in the Soviet Union is above all the victory of the moral conscience, which rises up against the systematic violation of inviolable norms," he said: The worldwide dissipation of militant atheism is partly due to the fact thilt the church has had a visible role as protector of-human rights in recent years, Cardinal Poupard said.

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Ministry Continued from Page Nine About 98 percent of diocesan parishes participate in this program.

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. Braving chilly early-autumn garnered the top prize in his catebreezes, members of the Presby- gory and Father William H. O'Reilwhile Father Edward F: McIsaac, terate of the Diocese of Fall River ly nipped Father John G. Carroll of Rose Hawthorne Lathchaplain took to the links at the Easton to win honors in the senior divrop Home, Fall River, threatened ision play. Two pastors, Father Country Club recently on the occathe leaders for a spell before runsion of tht:ir annual Clergy Golf William F. O'Connell of Holy ning into back nine troubles but and Father Name, New Bedford, Tournament. emerged as leader in the special Defending diocesan champion William P. Blottman of St. Rita's, ministry category. · Father John J. Steakem, pastor of Marion, finished in a dead heat for Immaculate Conception parish, Taun- Good Sport honors. Following the tournament, the Father George F. Almeida, paston, recovt:red from a nettlesome clergy-golfers enjoyed a banquet front nine to fire a blistering back tor of Holy Family parish, East at which prizes were awarded, excuses nine and edge out Father John V. .Taunton, was acknowledged as given and plans made for next Magnani, pastor of St. Mary's, "most improved since last year"; year. Norton, to reclaim the championship for another year. Close bt:hind the frontrunners was retired Father Roland B. Boule, who continually amazes his ~ ~erammergau confreres with his keen putting and accurate fairway shots. Father Steakem registered an 85, while Father Magnani and Father Boulet trailed with 87 and 88 respectively. Father Lucio Phillipino, pastor ofImmaculate Conception, North (optional tour for Alpine Easton, took home two prizes in Enchantment) the novelty shot competition, winning a "longest drive" award and Experience the miracle firing the "closest -to-the-pin" drive ofthe Passion Play .on the 4th hole. Other winners in the "gadget performed once every ten shot" categories were Father Rayyears since 1634! mond Graham, SMM, pastor of St. Peter's, Dighton, who copped the second of the "longest drive" trophies, and Father Boule, who had· the most accurate tee shot on ~;~: the par thn:e 14th hole. Father George Scales, parochial vicar at St. Mary's, Mansfield, Explore the peak of nature's perfection. the magic

Ministry to Divorced and Separated Support groups for separated and divorced Catholics meet regularly under direction of a priest in the Attleboro, Cape Cod, Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton areas. Meetings feature speakers, 'resources and an opportunity to share with others the pain and struggles ofthe newly single and to learn practical aids for survival and healing. This ministry includes periodic weekend retreats and an annual eNS photo conference for support group PENNY LERNOUX members. . Ministry to the Widowed Support groups designed to provide comfort, companionship and practical information to the widowed spouse exist in the Attleboro, MARYKNOLL, N.Y.(CNS)Cape Cod, Fall River, New Bedford Some 200 Maryknoll sisters gave and Taunton areas. Catholic author and investigative The program also offers annual .reporter Penny Lernoux a tradiretreats and periodic conferences. I tional Maryknoll funeral and burAdult Education ial Oct. II, calling her one of their The ministry office off~rs work-' own "spiritual family." She was shops, seminars, conferences and interred in the Maryknoll cemetery. retreats on family-related subjects Ms. Lernoux, who wrote extensuch as stress, forgiveness, the im- sively about the Catholic Church portance of play, and helping child- and about the poor in Latin Amerren through grief. ica, died of cancer Oct. 8 at age 49. Ms. Lernoux, who was raised Leadership Formation Training workshops, enrichment Catholic, had credited Maryknoll days, formation weekends and the missionaries in Chile with helping 11111111111111111111111IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIhlllllllllllllllll111111111 family ministry resource center ass- her "regain" her Catholic faith ofthe majestic Alps, Bavarian forests and lakes. after a period of disenchantment ist volunteer peer ministers. Thomas C. Fox, editor of the Choose the extension to Innsbruck & Vienna, with the church. National Catholic Reporter, read Family Resources She was Latin American affairs Austria for 7 nights, to make the magic last a little a letter from Cardinal Paulo EvaThe Resource Library at the Family Life Center offers audio writer for the National Catholic risto Arns of Sao Paulo, Brazil; longer for an additional $699*. and video tapes, slides and books Reporter and had numerous arti- · who was unable to attend the funcles published in Maryknoll mag'Price is. preliminary and subject. to .change and is per'. person based on double occupancy. eral for ht~alth reasons. "Penny on all areas of family life.. '. . Parishes may join the library, azine, published by'the Maryknoll was a Christian journalist who thus entitling parishioners to its Fathers and Brothers. understood the. cry and the helMs. Lernoux, who resided in plessness of the Latin American FOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE INFORMATION use. In addition to the ministries Bogota, Columbia, had been at people. She loved us as a sister, CALL TOLL-FREE 1-800-243-4868 described, Mrs. Foley says the Maryknoll Sisters, a missionary mother and wife," The cardinal order with 866 nuns, when she wrote. Family Life Center envisions other became seriously ill. She was diag~ programs. Fox calkd Ms. Lernoux's death Trans National is also offering She hopes to see ministries to nosed as having lung cancer about a "devasta~ing loss to the church" compensation to organizations & groups such as young singles, the five weeks before her death. and to editors at his newspaper During the wake, whi'ch followed individuals who plan to organize aging, and those of the "sandwich who workc:d with' her. She had TRANS NAnONAL TRAVEL a traditional candlelight procesgroups for this program. Call our generation," raising children and written for National Catholic sion through the hall of the contoll-free number for information. caring for aging parents at the · Reporter for 15 years. vent, Sister Hendricks quoted from same time. She noted that upcoming pro- a '1987 letter written by Ms. Lergrams will deal with stress in parent- noux: "My reasons for wanting to ing and family-oriented catechesis. write about Maryknoll are per"Retrouvaille," a program for trou- sonal and have to do with my faith bled marriages, will begin in. the commitment.... Although I was educated in Catholic schools, I spring. began to drift away from the church Father Travassos says he is im- after I arrived in Colombia in the pressed by the faith of those who early 1960s, before' Vatican 11." work with the Office of Family But in the early 1970s, she said, Ministry. "The staff is dedicated through Maryknoll missioners in and enthusiastic, not just for their jobs but for the apostolate," he Chile, she' "became aware of and said. "In order in our office, you entered into another world - not that of the U.S. embassy or the have to have faith." "It's faith that keeps you going," upper classes, which comprised VENUS d ... MILO added Mrs. Foley, "even when the confines of most American journalists, but the suffering and there isn't much of a response." $50.00 PER PERSON However, she noted, recent years hopeful world of the slums and peasant villages. The experience have seen an increase in the response to family ministry programs changed my life," she.said. SOCIAL HOUR 6:00 P.M. At the time of her death, Ms. as the work of the office has become Lernoux had written six chapters better known. DINNER - DANCING 7:00 P.M. "The family continues to suffer of her book on the Maryknoll sisis uncertain. ters. Its future fragmentation," she said, "and TICKETS OR iNFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Maryknoll Father Rafael Davwhen the family suffers, the church ila, who celebrated the Oct. II (508) 679-8511 SISTER MARIE LOURDETTE suffers and society suffers." Information on any Family Min- funeral Mass, in the homily called (508) 222-7970 .SISTER MARY ROSE ANGELA istry program may be obtained Ms. Lernoux "a great woman and a great holy miSsionary." from the Family Life Center, 500 (508) 992~3694 SISTER MARY NORA Speaking in Spanish to Ms. LerSlocum Rd., North Dartmouth, II, Father noux's daughter, Angela, 02747; tel. '999-6420. . - IN LIEU OF PURCHASING A TICKET. DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED. 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IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME If I could turn back time If I could find a way I would take back those words that hurt you You would stay I don't kl,low why I did the things I did I don't know why I said the things I said 'Pride is like a knife it can 'cut deep inside Words are like weapons they can wound sometimes I really didn't mean to hurt you I didn't want to see you go I know I made you cry But baby If I could reach the stars I'd give them all to you Then you would love me Like you used to do If I could turn back time My world was shattered I was torn apart Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart. When you walked out that door I thought ldidn't care But I lost everything, then and there Too strong to let you know I was sorry Too proud to tell you I was wrong I know that I was blind And darling Recorded by Cher, written by D~ane Warren, (c) 1989 by The David Geffen Co. . MANY Of ·YOU are.aware As a song, "If I Could Turn that the video of Chef'S "If I Back Time" gives us much to think about. On that basis I Could Turn Back Time" was judged morally objectionable decided to review it. by' television censors. Most people can identify with As you know, the purpose of the desire to turn back time. We this column is to explore a. do something wrong and wish that we had the chance to undo song's lyrics. However, I find it unfortunate that some pop artit. We learn that we must live ists do not understand how their with the consequences of misvideo performances affect auditakes. ences. People are responsible for

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Bishop Connolly The Bishop Connolly Community Service Program began its 19th year at the Fall River high school with a Mass celebrated by principal Father George Winchester, SJ. Seniors in the program serve weekly during the academic year in an area school or social service agency. Approximately 70 percent of seniors are involved at 34 loca'tions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Matt Palma and Anne Conforti are September Athletes of the Month. Palma is soccer and baseball captain and Ski Club president. He is active in Community Service, chorus, peer ministry and Amnesty International. Conforti is a three-season runner and active in Junior Achievement.

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New Alumni Association officers are Raymond Qionne, '71, chairman; Leo R. Dube Jr., '84, vice chairman; Paul Biello, '74, secretary; Paul W. Souza, '70 treasurer; John A. Cheney, '70, liaison to faculty. Members plan a second edition of Alumni CareeI: Day, inauguration of a Connolly After Hours business gathering and exchange, and coordination of alumni assistance at the sch'ool's Open House Nov. 19. A longer-term project is establishment of an Alumni Hall of Fame.

has left for a three-month stay in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa. She is living with Holy Union Sisters, including former Connolly faculty member Sister Mary Lou Simcoe. Ms. McNally will teach English and art and will study Swahili at a girls' school. She will also work in a diocesan office for social and economic concerns established by her aunt, Sister Eleanor McNally, who now resides in Tiverton.

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Every month one student from each homeroom at St. Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, is named' Student of the Month, a distinction awarded on the basis of attendance, behavior, good manners and helpfulness. . September certificates were awarded to Jennifer Mathieu, Jamie Boivin, Karlene Manchester, Crystal Perry, J)Jstin Boisonneau, Car~ . olyn Sotnick, Heidi Hennessey, J~mes Elumba and Rebecca Lopes, kindergarten through grade 8, respectively.

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Students of Coyle-Cassidy High School, Taunton, recently saw the movie "Romero" on a trip organized by Spanish teacher Bill Breen. • • Three s,eniors spent over three Coyle-Cassidy stud~nts have honweeks in the Soviet Union as mem- . ored slain El Salvadoran Archbibersofthe People to People: Youth shop Oscar Romero in the past for Understanding program, Nicole with a. play entitled "The Fifth Flynn and Maria Mihos in June' Sun," based' on his life, and by and July and Shane Erickson in designating the school's chapter of July and August. Trip highlights the National Spanish Honor Socieincluded meeting Soviets "as indi- ty as the Romero Chapter. viduals, not stereo types"; and visSeniors recently attended the iting Red Square and Lenin's tomb. Erickson stayed at Russian homes, annual Stonehill College Fair. Rean. opportunity not usually part of presen~atives from over 200 public and prIvate colleges and universithe program. ties were available to answer • • • 1989 graduate Emily McNally questions.

KAJ:HLEEN A. BURT, principal of SS Peter and Paul School, Fall River, installs student officers for grades 6, 7, and 8 after a campaigning process, primary and final election held in September. Elected to the offices of president, vicepresident, secretary and treasurer were, respectively, Louis Vieira,' Andrew Javier, Catherine Dacey and Pamela Costa, Appreciation Day. Students dress- grade 6; Jessica Rapoza, Sonya Medeiros, Mandy Cardoso ed in their finest attire while faculty and Paul Medeiros, grade 7; and Jason Williams, Erik Medeimembers wore the school uniform . and received' messages of appreci- ros, Derek Farias and Bradford Duhancik, grade 8. After the installation ceremony, Rev. Gerald P. Barnwell, ation from.students. Also, the stu-. dent council sponsored a substance' school chaplain, blessed the officers as the students prayed for abuse assembly. good leadership. During the school year students in middle Students participating in sports grades will participate in student government activities includand clubs were acknowledged during today's Extracurricular Re- ing a Service Club.

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their choices and behavior. Many times they try to blame circumstances for what they do. Often this is reallyjust an excuse. The song emphasizes the power of what we say. Indeed, words can be "like weapons, they can wound sometimes." Something is said in anger or hurt and the verbal attack makes the situation worse. To avoid such escalation in a conflict we need to learn the value of a timeout. Usually we have a sense when we are about to say something hurtful. Use this urge as a signal to call a timeout, that is, a 30-minutebreak in the argument. Simply walk away, telling the other person that you will return in a half hour to continue talking. If pressed or ridiculed, state that you care about the relationship and know that a temporary break will help you avoid saying hurtful things. Assure the other person that you will return as you promised in order to try to resolve the issue. Even with such a plan, we still may blow it. The person in the song indicates that she was "too strong to let you know I was sorry, too proud to tell'you I was wrong." That is a false sense of pride and strength. Genuine strength admits to mistakes, apologizes and voices a specific way of acting differently next time. Love is a sacred trust, Noone is perfect and we all will make mistakes, . Accepting this, we can pIim how to safegJ,lard love. When, or if, our plans fail, we can seek the healing of' forgiveness. Love. Forgiveness: two ways of acting that are at the heart of the Christian message. We cannot turn back time, but we can learn from, what happens in the present so that the future will be different. Your comments are welcomed by (:harlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

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ees call in for themselves cut absenteeism in half. Support and en"I hate my job." "Lousy hours." courage your son or daughter. Let "The boss is a pain." "I'm gonna them know that they are an imporquit." "I don't have to take this." tant part of a machine that breaks Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Jobs down if they aren't there. The can cause tension. They can cha'l- skilJs and responsibility they learn lenge and frustrate us bot also are important. reward us. They can be both good What does faith. have to say and bad experiences. about our work? Scripture is clear. Are there things youth, employ- We all have talents and gifts that ers and parents should know about are to be used to serve others. jobs that could make work a better W ~rk is serving. Jesus invites us to experience? , work for our own and others' perNOTE The answer is yes. Norine Lar- sonal develcipment. ' Please check dates and son, a consultant for companies Pope John Paul II, in his encytimes of tl~levisi,on and radio who employ ,youth and a parish lical '.'On Social Concerns," says programs against local listcoordinator from Mary, Mother that the material goods we have which may .differ from ings, ofthe Church in Burnsville, Minn., are a gift and this gift is meant to the New York netwo~ksch~­ said there are' many keys to Jo\:! bring out the image of God in us. ules supplied, to The ~nch.or. success. The pope appeals to us to use our Employers, you need to make a work to build up the human famcontract with youth to help teach ily. By the ~ay we live, by our us~ them responsibility. Youth need of resources, by economic and polNew l"i1m,s the responsibility to telephone if itical decisions and by personal" ·"Breaking.In" (Goldwyn): A re-, they are late, ill or unable tacome' involvement, we can make a difto work. Clear rules should be ference. The poor depend on us. freshing, low-key buddy caper given to youth on dress cod~, lan- Greed' and just wc;>rking for ~ate­ movie starring Burt Reynolds as a guage, breaks; etc'. Don't bend the rial possessions should not be our '" greying professional safecracker who teaches a young, goofy prorules; it sends mixed messages. motivation. tege (Casey Siemaszko) the tricks Managers are to' manage and So, when you lookat your job it ' not necessarily to be "friends." may not se~m all that sigr:tificant, of his dying trade. The film is Don't expect youth automatically but it is. It is training you to serve , peopled whh nutty characters and to know the' job. Ex'plain and and to share your blessings. It is doesn't make: heros of two protagteach it to them. Don't schedule inviting you be co-creators and onists who are nonetheless harmthem to work whole weekends. teaching you to be, responsible Ie'ss guys who hatch some whimsiMany of them live in situations stewards. You may rub elbows cal, non-menacing heists. No vi'owhere on weekends they may need with others who' can enrich your lence, car chases or exc,essive profanity; som~ suggested sexual enco,unto spend time with their other par- outlook on life. ". ters with prostitutes. A3, R ent. Build on their. self-esteem; A friend, Melinda, told me about money alone won't .keep them. an older person who came to the Communicate with them. "My Left Foot" (Miramax): burger stand where she works. Youth, you need to ask ques- This person would always wait Powerful drumatization of the lik tions if you are unsure. Find out until the workers weren't busy and ofIrish writer-artist Christy Brown' the job expectations. Ask your then order. (1932-81) born with cerebral palsy , employers to teach you the skills Melinda said that all the person to a laI:ge, irripoverished Irisli-' needed for the job. Let others really wanted was someone to talk Catholic D,ublin family. Shows his know your concerns and feelings. to. ·She was old, a widow and triumph over his disability and the Ask how equipment works. Some lonely. The friendship that deve- gradual release of the raging in~el­ ligence bottled up inside his young, equipment is very expensive, not loped was good for both. plastic and disposable; Learn about , ,The young pt;rson I~arned to twisted body. Brilliant acti'ng .by it. Also, learn your rights and listen. The widow had a new friend Hugh O;Colflor and Daniel Dayobligations. Lewis, as young and adult Christy,. to brighten her day. Parents, don't call work.' One The job became a place of sercompany that insisted that employ- vice to others.

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tv ~ movie news Symbols following film reviews indir.ate both general and Catholic Films Office ratings. which do not always coincide. General ratings: G-suitable for general viewing; PG-I3-parental guidance strongly suggested for children under 13; PG-parental guidance suggest,ed: R-restricted. unsuitable forchildren or young teens. Catholic ratings: AI-approved for children and adults; A2-approved for adults and adolescents: A3approved for ;~dults only: A4-separate classification (given films not morally offensive which, however, require some analysis and explanation): O-morally offensive. Catholic ratings for television movies are those of the movie house versions of the films.

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provides a testament to the power of will over adversity and a tribute' to a mother's unquestioning belief in her child. Some 'violence, rough language and sexual innuendo. A3, R "Old Gringo" (Columbia): Substance is sacrificed for style in this adaptation of the Carlos Fuentes' novel set in Mexico during the Revolution w~ich tracks the play of destiny in the lives of three very different rebels as they cross paths in 1913 - a repressed American school teacher (Jane Fonda), the noted American writer Ambrose Bierce (Gregory Peck), and a general in Pancho Villa's army (Jimmy Smits). The intriguing protagopists ,can't make up for the lack of polit-, ical and social context. A lengthy, grisly battle scene; point-blank murders; discreetly filmed sexual encounters with brief nudity. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. A3, R

WASHINGTON (CNS) Msgr. Nicholas DiMaFzio, director of the U.S. Catholic Conference, division of Migration and Refugee 'Services, testifying recently before a House subcommittee, said Congress should not allow budgetary considerations to pit overseas refugee aid against refugee admissions. "We should not allow questions of costs to overturn our moral tradition as a society of refugees. Neither should we ever forget that refugees contribute far more to the United States than the United States contributes to refugees," he told members of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and International Law.

Securing HappineSs "We ,cannot 'better secure our happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor... - St. Vinc,ent de Paul., ." "

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Pressure foreseen CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) - South Africa must dismantle apartheid soon or face increased international pressure, says Bishop Wilfrid Napier, president of the southern ~frican bishops' conference. "If within the next six months ,there is no'tangible improvement in the form of the removal of the main pillars. of apartheid, then South Africa can expect' a sharply increased flood of pressures from abroad," the bishop predicted.

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