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Bishops' agenda set

Pro-life, evangelization, ca.mpns ministry are concerns WASHINGTON (NC) A new pro-life activities plan and evangelization 'and campus min­ istry statements are on the U.S. Catholic bishops' agenda when they meet in Washington Nov. 11-15. The new pro-life plan stresses abortion as a central issue but also highlights the "consistent ethic of 'life" approach to all life issues advocated by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, chairman of the bishops' Com­ mittee on Pro-life Activities. That approach appears to enjoy wide support within the hier-· archy, although some anti-abor­ tion groups oppose it because they view at as spreading pro-life forces too thinly and weakening the battle against legalized abor­ tion. The bishops, meeting under their twin organizational titles of Nationa'l Conference of Cath­ olic Bishops and U.S. Catholic Conference, will also discuss ,the second draft of a nationa,l pas­ toral letter on Catholic teaoh~ng and the U.S. economy and vote on a revised version of liturgical rites for funerals. A day longer than fall meet­ ings of recent years, this Nov-· ember's meeting will ~nclude a ha!f-day of prayer and reflection.

And on Nov. 14 Bishop James Malone of Youngstown, Ohio, NCCB·USCC president, will de­ liver a major ecumenical address during a joint Catholic-Lutheran worship service at the Church of. the Reformation, 'a Lutheran Church of America church on Capitol Hill. Heads of major U.S. Lutheran organizations are to participate. The bishops' original 1975 Pas­ toral Plan for Pro-Life Activities

spoke briefly of the whole

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placed abortion within that con­

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to educational, legislative and

service plans to combat abortion.

The ,revised plan to be con­ sidered this November remains focused on anti-abortion activi-. ties, but spells out far more fully the wider f.ramework of respect for me. It cites trends toward infanticide and euthanasia as areas of growing concern. Passage of the revised pastoral plan wi'll require a majority vote by the bishops. A planned nationa" pastoral letter on Catholic teaching and the U.S. economy has been one of the bishops' most controver­ silH and widely publicized pro­ jects since the 1983 wa,r and peace pastoral.

A second draft of the docu­ ment was released Oct. 7 and is to be discussed in November. There is to be no final vote, however, until next year after a third draft is written, de­ bated and aqtended. The second draft calls a soci­ ety's treatment of its poor the "l,itmus test" of its justice or in­ justice and says that a "prefer· ential option for the poOr" is a Christian mandate. "A Vision qf Evangelization" is the title ofa proposed state­ ment on which the bishops will be asked to vote. _It urges that the Gospel become more central' to the Uves of American Cath­ olics,- reconciliation of alienated Catholics anc;l outreach to the millions of unohurched Ameri­ cans. It also speaks of embedding the Gospel in America's "social systems and cultures." The bishops are expected to take 'action on a proposed pas­ BISHOP DANIEL A. CRONIN and Cardinal Bernard ,toral letter on campus' ministry Law share a pleasant moment at a recent Fall River banquet 'and on a revised· "Order of Christian Funerals" which seeks honoring the late Cardinal Humberto Medeiros and benefit­ to update the rite with fuller ing the Catholic University of Portugal. (Torchia photo) develo~ment in areas where op· tions a're allowed. There are, for example, 45 option~ prayers for the dead, many adapted to Turn to Page Six

Msgr. Hoye protests

Nicaraguan rights crackdown WASHrNGTON (NC) - The general secretary of the U.S. Cathol:ic Conference has protest­ ed the Nicaraguan government's orackdown on civil liberties in that country, including church press freedom. In a teIegram to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega; Msgr. Daniel F.. Hoye urged. the gov­ ernment to respect the right of the Catholic Church to publish newspapers -and magazines with­ out interference. ' "We deeply regret the decision of the government of Nicaragua to reinstate the exoessively broad restrictions imposed by the state of emergency," said the Taunton-born generaoJ seore­ tary. ­ "Regarding the unfortunate

events surrounding the inaugura­ tion of the publication Iglesia, we call for a settlement whioh will respect the right of the church to publish freely," he said.

In an interview with National Catholic News Service Oct. 17, Francisco Campbell, minister­ counselor for political affairs at the Nicaraguan :Embassy, said ~he religious figure Ortega was referring to was Msgr. Bismarck On Oct. IS, Ortega formally CarbaHo, an official of the Arch­ suspended freedom of speech, diocese of Managua. assembly and travel, as well as Campbell said Msgr. Carballo the right of workers to strike and the right of habeas corpus 'attempted to publish a -magazine, for prisoners. He said the rights Iglesia - which means "church" were suspended because "the ,in Spanish - without registering the publication, which is an eight­ brutal aggression by North Am­ erica and ats ,internal allies has page bulletin intended for dis­ tribution in churches. created an extraordinary situa­ According Ito CampbelL Nica­ tion" in the country. raguan law requires every pub· OTtega said ,there were "agents· Hcation to regist~r with the gov­ of imperialism," including some ernment and be subject to re­ in "religious 'institutions," try· view t~ prevent release of inTurn to Page Six ing to destabilize the country.

YOUNGSTERS AT St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, prepare for a balloon liftoff, part of the home's observance of its IOOth anniversary. (Torchia photo)


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\~ lOdihh'l1its\th'e'·tight·,t'o 'do'so-:-', todian are not one and the same, "The same, care should be then both parties must sign the • observed in making an entomb­ interment authority; tile one per- 'ment in the mausoleum. If the mitting the propel1ty to be used, order cannot be signed at the and the other as having the legal interment property, tohe signa­ right to OTder the interment.' ture should be witnessed by per­ "Orders' over the telephone so~s. known to ,the cem~.tery arranging for 'an interment or a offiCials or, better :yet, notarized. remova,l whether from'the family, , "Where there is any question the funera,1 director, attorney or of identity of the deceased per­ any other person should not, be son, such as similar names, or accepted. Insist that the proper doubt as to :the exact location of pe~son come to 'the interment the interment space, then the property, inspect the location ,cemetery should insist that the and indicate the exact space. At family make the arrangements this time, a plot diagram should at the office of the interment be made and those legally en­ property. titled to do so should sign the "All orders should state the authorization and diagram. "Every reasonable effort date, time of service, and the should be made to determine that type of outer container to be the party signin'g as legal cus- used."

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lief in you, the God of eter­ Cemetery. Sunday, annually nal life." sponsored by the National Cath­ ,olic Cemetery Conference, will Intennent Arrangements be observed .Oct. 27, ,the Sunday Also active' iJ;l the Cemetery preceding All Souls' Day, ' Conference is Father Ernest E. In its connection; Msgr. Paul Blais. pasto~ of Notre Dame par­ T. Dotson, Cemetery Conference ish, Fall River, and director of . president, . issued the following 'Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall ,statement: River, and Sacred Heart and St. "Some memories are special Mary cemeteries: New Bedford. to us. For Catholics, memories In his capacity as coordinator of our dead who were dear to us of the Parish Cemetery Com­ ·and still are take on a special mittee ·of the Cemetery Confer­ meaning. Our memories turn to ence, Father, Bla'is contributes prayers offered for. our dear ones. frequent articles to the organ­ "All Souls' Day is a day for ization's magazine, "The Cath­ memories that become rays of olic Cemetery." hope for them and for us. We A recent article discusses pro­ 'keep in touch' through our cedures to be followed by ceme­ prayers, Masses and visits to the tery officials in making inter­ cemetery. We live· with more mentarrangements. It draws on than just sorrowful memories.. the "Manual of Standard Inter­ PHILADELPHIA (NC) - U.S. We <live for that day when mem­ ment Practices" issued by the .' ories 'are past and we are to­ Interment Association of' Cali­ Secretary of Education William . Bennett has praised Philadephia gether with those who have fornia, The article follows: made the exodus to the promised "Great care is necessary when business leaders for helping Cathland of our Father. making interment arrangements olic schools through what he call"Father Karl Rahner in his if the interests of the lot owner, ed "probably the most success-, book' 'Encounter With Silence' legal custodian, and interment ful private-sector 'undertaking in offers a prayer in the name of property are to be properly safe­ the country." all troubled ,by the meaning and guarded. The Business Leadership Or. mystery of death: "An interment order should be ganized for Cath.olic Schools, obtained for every interment, known, as BLOCS, has raised o Silent God, God of the and signed by the 'lot owner or more than $28 million to support silent dead, living God of the legal custodian. By legal cus~ Catholic schools in the, Phliadel'living, who call to me todian is usually meant the sur­ phia Archdiocese since the non· through silence, 0 God of viving spouse OT the next of kin. sectarian group was founded in those who a're silently sum· moning'me to' enter Your If no relative is 'available, then 1980. the person inaking the funeral "What is done for one memLife, nev,er let me forget my dead, my living:, May my • arrangements should be identi­ ber of OUT society is done for fied and should sign as a repre­ all," Bennett said at a luncheon love and faithfulness to. sentative of the deceased person. honoring donors. ,"We call our them be a pledge of my be-

School aid program lauded

TEAM MEMBERS: These young people ~ll present an original production, "The Team," at 8:30 tomorrow night in LaSalette shrine cafeteria, Attleboro. Includ­ ing evangelistic and teach­ ing skits, a stage band, songs and a dramatic story line, the show is described as "an evening of laughter and tears, . self-examination and learning." All welcome.

schools public, private or paro­ chial, but all students are part of the public. What is done for one student is done fOT aU and I "thank you, members of BLOCS, for all you have done for the ed­ ucation of OUT youth and for our country." Cardinal John Krol of Phila­ delphia called BLOCS a "happy convergence 'of good sense and business responsibility." He thanked BLOCS for its support of the 140,000 students in Cath­ olic schools, saying the business ,leaders recognize these schools as "a moral ,reserve which pro­ dent men and women will not see dissipated."

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The Mass of Christ:ian Burial was offered last Saturday at Mt. St. Rita Convent, Cumberland, RI, for Sister Mary Bernadette, RSM, 95, who died Oct. 17. She served for 50 years at St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, car­ ing for small boys and girls in the years when the home shelter­ ed a large number of orphans and children of single parents. She was fondly remembered and visited by many such chqdren, now adults, who regarded her as a mother. Born in St. John, Newfound­ land, the daughter of the late John and Mary J. (Fahey) O'­ Brien, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1914. In addition to iller years at St. Vincent's, she was stationed for 14 years at Our Lady of Mercy Convent, New Bedford. She retired from St. Vincent's Home three years ago, living since then at Mt. St. Rita Health Center in Cumberland.

Sr. M. Bblnchette Sister Mary Damien Blanch· ette, OP, 94, died Oct. 18 at Dominican Academy ConVlent; Fall River. Born in Salem, the daughter of !the 1ate Auguste and Grace Ann (Faucher) BlanChette, she taught in the FaU River diocese at St. Anne's School and Domini­ can Academy, Fa:ll River, and St. Francis Xavier School, Acush­ net, as well as in schools and catechetical centers in Platts­ burg, Mooers Forks and Peru, NY. She also served at the former St. John's Nursery in Fall River.

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AMONG CELEBRANTS at a banquet honoring the lOOth anniversary of St. Louis parish, Fall River, were Msgr. Luiz G. Mendonca, representing Bishop Daniel A. Cronin; Rev. Ciro Iodice, OFM, pastor; and Rev. Richard Passeri, OFM, parochial vicar. (Torchia photo)

At Masses celebrated last weekend at St. James and St. John's churches, New Bedford, the respective pastors, Rev. Peter Graziano 'and Rev. Bento Fraga, announced 'a decision to move students from the 100­ year-old St. James School to the 25-year-old St. John School, 180 Orchard St., New Bedford. The decision was reached by the pastors following detaHed study of the two faci:lities and after consultation with parish leaders and. diocesan education officials. It 'is expected that the move will take effect Jan. 2, at the

St. James-St. John S.chool opened to first and second graders Sept. 4, 1885. At that time, it was known as St. Mary's School. It gradually expanded under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy and numerous dedicated priests and parishioners. In 1965, the school name was changed to St. James and eight years later became St. James-St. John, a parish school under direc­ tion of two parishes. Sot. James-St. John continues t.o celebrate its centenary. Fur­ ther plans for the observance will be announced.

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Brother Henri-Dominique Hu­ don, OP, 86, stationed at St. Anne's Dominican Priory, Fall River, since 1951, died Oct. 18 at Catholic Memorial Home, also Fall River. The Mass of Christian Burial was offered for him Mon­ ~~~~Iusion of the Christmas reday. A native of St. Pascal, Quebec, . MEXICO ciTY (NC) - Mexi­ Father Fraga said he "weI­ Canada, the son of the late Fran­ cans living in the United States comes the opportunity to con­ cois-Xavier and Virginie (Leves­ should be wary of U.S. consumer­ tinue the fine traditio6 of Cath­ que) Hudon, he came w,ith his 'olic education in the area and - ism to avoid becoming culturally family to Arctic, RI, at age 22 'looks forward to developing St:'" dependent, Mexican bishops' con­ and entered the Dominican John School to its full potential." ference officials have warned. Order in 1921. He was noted Father Graziano noted that the Bishops' conference president for his apostolate to the sick and decision to move was difficult, Bishop Sergio Obeso Rivera also elderly. but in 'light of tthe study of the praised the U.S. bishops for re­ He is survJved by two sisters, school buildings was the most specting the cultural identity of Mrs. Alphonse (Evelyn) Bouffard practical thing to do. ,Mexicans in the United States. of Pawtucket and Mrs. Lucien Sister Michaelinda Plante, dio­ He and Bishop Alfredo Torres (Marie-Anne) Morrissette of cesan superintendent for Catho· Romero conference secretary Central Falls. . lic elementary schools, will assist commented at a press conference Sister Nora Smith, St. James-St. concerning the 175th' anniver­ John principal, in smoothing the sary of Mexican independence transition. from Spain.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Oct. 25, 1985

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ST. ANN'S CHURCH ROLLS DOWN THE ROAD TO A NEW HOME NEAR ELDRIDGE, IOWA

'My door was open to the traveler.' Job 31:32

SLFrancis and Scripture

, By Father Kevin J. Harrington Since the Second Vatican Coun­ cil there has been a great emphasis · on Sacred Scripture and prayer. While the Council has been criti­ ; cized as linked to:many contem­ , pory social problems, we should I not forget its abundant good fruit. Those who live in the warm glow · of nostalgia frequently blame it for i problems which would have faced : the Church with or without it. ' I The Church :is Jort,unate that at I crucial times men and women arise I who measure up to the challenge : before them. In our present age, Letters Welcome' we are gifted by the presence of 'Letters to tbe editor are welcomed. All letters should be brief and the Mother Teresa of Calcutta and editor reserves the right-to condense any letters if deemed necesary. All Pope John Paul II. Their popular­ letters must be signed and contain a home or business address. ity is all the more remarkable because the mass media magnify both the virtues and faults of ! public figure~. However, it is some­ ; times better to look to the past to ! obtain perspective for 9ur times. , Sacred Scripture and prayer have OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER ' been closely linked with the lives Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River :'of the saints. Our ancestors may' have looked to the Church as an 410 Highland Avenue ) unchanging instit~tion, but they, . Fall River Mass. 02722 675-7151 like us, lived in changing times. PUBLISHER · Eight hundred years ago' the Mas! Rev. Daniel A. Cronin; D.O., SJ.D. capitalistic spirit was born. Today \ EDITOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR we live in a world of things: every­ Rev. John F. Moore Rev. ~sgr. John J. Regan thing is subject to change, negotia­ ~ leary Press-Fall River tion, falsification and disguise. Our

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sociaf'relations are for the most part d~fined by money, the change agent par excellence. ' St. Francis of Assisi was born in a world where the object of inter­ est was ch,anging from the person to the thing, from the unchange­ able image of God to the change­ able image of things. Modern man looks with con­ tempt upon the Israelites who paid homage to -a golden calf in the desert, yet is ~Iind to his own false worship of things in his ownwaste­ land. 'St. Francis'.calf to"poverty derived from his prayerful reflec­ tion' upon 'Sacred Scripture. He modeled 'hi's entire life on Jesus' , inju"ction:, "Don't take anything with you on the trip..... (Mk 6:7). , This tt;aching on poverty permeated his thinking and guided his decisions. . St. Francis was an ordinary per­ son like ourselves, seeking God's. will in a co~plicated world and a confused church. What he made 'of his life he owed to his awareness that God was speaking to him through Scripture and to his deter- ' mination to do the Word rather than just hear it. St. Francis was preoccupied with taking the Word seriously. A young novice wanted to possess a copy of the psalter. St Francis was reluc­ tant to grant him permission and

told him: "After you have a psal­ ter, you will desire a breviary. Then you will sit in your chair, like a great prelate, and say to your brother, bring me my breviary." The saint's advice to priests recQrded by St. Bonaventure also has eternal relevance: "Yes indeed, it is my will that priests who have bee I} received in the order should devote themselves unto the study of Holy, Scripture. But they should always remember to follow the e?,ample of Chri.st who, we read, prayed more than he studied. They may study as long as they do not lose their zeal for prayer. Nor should they study only that they may know how they ought to speak. Rather they should study with the purpose in mind of becom­ ing doers of the Word, and after haying done it, of setting forth-to others what they should do." It is dOiJbtfut"whether St. Fran­ cis thought ofthe Gospels as a text or a book. On his deathbed he said, "No, don't read Scripture to me now. There is no need of it. I carry the words of the Crucified One in my heart and in my bones."

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Sopho~~~e Sl~~p

There are some surprises experienced by parents of new and returning college students. It helps to be prepared for

Slump, like the unfinished book, is merely the point of no return. Do I go for completion or start some­ thing else? When patents are faced with a potential slum pee, we tend to con­ vince our students that school really isn't so bad and exams aren't really that hard. This just serves to irri­ tate already depressed students who feel we don't understand the con­ stancy of papers, the dreariness of study and the toughness of exams. If we believe - and let our stu­ dents know we believe - that col­ lege is one big party interrupted by classes, we're making a mistake. If we give the imp,ression that they are ungrateful and lazy, it's an equal mistake.

them. The first, popularly called the Freshman' 10, refers to the 10 pounds a freshman puts on between September and Christmas vaca-' tion. It's a surprise to parents because during these months they hear constant recitals of terrible college food and expect to see skeletons. Some parents get overly con­ cerned about this weight gain, but not to worry. It usually evaporates by June. I suspect it's due to the stresses of first independence and the many fearful responsibilities faced for the first time by college I believe the best way to deal freshmen. with the Slump is to empathize More serious is the second year's with our student. "Yes, it must be problem, the Sophomore Slump, awful to keep facing exams. I don't which speaks to a disenchantment know how you do it. " with college, a longing for a year "Another paper? You must be off, a semester at sea - anything so tired ofthem. I'm impressed the

to avoid making a deeision on a . way you get them done." As with

major or a future. Even formerly us, when our young adult feels

enthusiastic students begin ques­ fully understood, the pressures and

tioning the need for two more future don't appear so ominous. years of study and exams. Parents can be frightened and bewildered College counselors tell me this is by such talk. the time for parents .to support The Slump is· predictable and their students with surprise phone natural. It's the same slump mo~h­ calls, boxes from home and even ers experience in the fifth month of visits. They need the reassurance pregnancy and authors in the mid­ that somebody back home cares dle of a book. We know there's as about them and understands their much time and work ahead as confusion and discouragement. we've already put in and the thought The second year is a time of is depressing. The Sophomore decision, of choosing a major, and

Stop the clock!

and makes real contact with any­ thing we see, hear or touch virtu~ ally impossible. Ah, but there are moments when sanity and time become related. homily brief? Hopefully, we won't Time is at its best when we stop it. annoy anyone with the baptisms It is a matter of putting time on and can get everyone out in the your side - getting lost in beauty usual 45 minutes." or goodness, hoping that a moment When the above message was with someone you love will last. given to me by a parish lay litur­ In history the Greek view of gist, it got. me to thinking about time differed from the view of the time and how we treat it. We can Hebrews. kill it, rush through it or make it The Heraclitean "p~nta rei" in stand still - this depending on how Greek means that time is always we perceive it. moving toward aging, death and Erich Fromm, the famed psy­ disintegration. Time is viewed nega­ choanalyst, once wrote that if tele­ tively and with pessimism. vision and radio went dead for 24 The Hebrews saw each moment, hours and people were left with however, as a new creation. They time on their hands, many would used the image of a seed that grows go insane. He offered this observa­ into a tree and in time bears fruit. tion to demonstrate how we are Each moment is a moment of conditioned to fill every moment growth which adds new form to of the day with some type of the seed until it becomes a tree. stimulus. Today is the age of the instant. Remove the stimulus, leave a' There is instant communication, person alone with time, and a food, transportation, feedback and problem is created. Either the per­ replays. Often I have the feding in son will know how to kill it or will this age of the instant that given be killed by it. the opportunity we would com­ Today one often witnesses a .press time out of existence. Ironically, about the time this nervous rush through time. We have the rush hour both in the feeling begins to really take hold, morning and evening, the holiday someone generally. tries to com­ rush and the rush to meet a dead­ line. Allowed to do so, life can become a race against time. Often THE ANCHOR (USPS-545-020). SeconJ we feel compelled to race. against Class Postage Paid at Pall River, Mass. Pub.' the clock out of some necessity. lished weekly except the week of July 4 and Health suffers greatly as a result, the ~eek after Christmas at 410 Highland needlesno say. Avenue, Pall River, Mass. 02720 by the The race against the clock keeps Catholic Press of the Diocese of Pall River us from watching our children Subscription price by mail, postpaid $8.00 per grow and from experiencing their year. Postmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Pall River, MA awkward stages in life. It causes 02722. heart-to-heart talks to be sidesteppeq

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many students are not ready to do so. Or they may be faced with c~anginga major, which may neces­ Q. My question has to do with sitate an extra semester. Parents the liturgy for the feast of the should not confuse this trying time Immaculate Conception Dec. 8. with malingering. . The Gospel for that feast is the story of the Anpunciation, when Sophomore Slum'p can occur at Jesus was conceived by the Holy a.ny time during· a college expe­ Spirit. The Immaculate Concep­ nence. We can self-disclose about tion, at least as I understand it, our own slumps and help our celebrates the conception of Mary c.hildren know that everyone has in the womb of her mother~ St. times when they have to move Anne. Why doesn't the church ahead on sheer perseverance alone. cdrrect that? I'm only a tiny bit of the church, but am I the only one Having something to look for~ with this question? (Hawaii) ward to helps, too, whether it's a A. You ask a very good ques­ spring break ski trip or a summer tion. In fact, the Gospel ofthat day vacation with the family. But (Luke I:26-38) with the dialogue instead of phrasing it as a reward, between Mary and the angel .we can suggest it as a well-earned Gabriel at the time of the concep­ gift. tion of Jesus, may be one reason so many Catholics and others are Not, "If you stick it out, we will confused about the Immaculate give you ... " but "Won't it be great Conception. to have all this behind you when First, there is, of course, no part we are sitting on the beach in of the Gospels that goes back as July?" far as the time of Our Lady's con­ In spite of the confusion, the ception and birth. This is under­ Sophomore Slump does end, espe-' standable: the New Testament ­ cially with careful parent nurtur­ particularly the .Gospels - is not ing. Once the year of doubt and about her but about her son Jesus. questioning ends, it becomes a dim She comes into the picture only in memory. Like the Freshman 10. relation to him. We would expect, then, that the Gospel of that feast would be some passage that reflects that relation­ ship, and would also give an idea By a bout how early Christians, out of whose lives the Gospels arose, saw FATHER her and the special gifts God gave her. We must always return to the basic truth that, while we honor EUGENE Mary as the greatest of the saints and as the recipient of the holiest HEMRICK gifts of God's grace, these gifts and her consequent holiness were given by the Father, first of all, in honor and goodness to his Son, who. press my time even more. Backed would become man through her. into a corner, I find myself faced Thus it is the clear teaching of with two choices. . Either I can espouse the Greek' the church that all of Mary's glory, including her sinless conception in idea of time and consider it an enemy, or I can opt for the Hebrew' the womb of her mother, came to her through the foreseen merits of view - stopping time and trying Christ, and to make her·a "worthy once again to make contact with dwelling for Christ, not on account the creation all around me. of her own bodily endowments but What do you do to seize the because of that grace which was moment and stop the clock? hers from the beginning." (Pope Pius IX in his declaration of the dogma of, the Immaculate Con­ ception in 1854.) Understanding all this, it is clear why the church would have chosen October 27 this particular passage of Luke for . Rev. Edmond L. Dickinson, As­ Dec. 8. Every word and phrase sl~tant·, 1967, St. Mathieu, Fall overflows with profound, lyrical River biblical themes proclaiming the . Rev. Francisco L. Jorge, As­ Sistant, 1918; Mt. Carmel, New greatness of Our Lord and Mary's sharing, as participant and recip­ Bedford ient, in his redemption ofthe world. October 28 . To mention just one example: Rev. Alfred E. Coulombe Pas­ Gabriel's words to Mary, "The . tor, i923, St. George, Westport power of the most high will over­ Rev. Stanislaus Kozikowski, shadow you," are a clear echo of OFM Conv., Pastor, 1956, St. Hed­ the overshadowing cloud or light, wig, New Bedford the "glory of the Lord," which November 1 stood over the Ark of the Coven­ Rev. Willial11-H. McNamara, Pas­ ant in the exodus, and later in the tor, 1924, St. Mary, Mansfield temple of Jeruselem. For the Jews Rev. Louis N. Blanchet, Assist­ this hovering sign marked' the ant, 1927, St. Jean Baptiste, Fall presence of God himself. (See, for River. instance, Exodus 40:35.) Rt. Rev. John F. Ferraz Pas­ tor, 1944, St. Michael, Fall River To those of Luke's readers, then, Rt. Rev. George F. Cain, Pas­ who see his words in light of this tor, 1953, St. Mathieu, Fall River tradition, this new overshadowing

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Continued from Page One specific circumstances such as ~ ••• ~ ••••••• E ••••••••••••••••• ~ •••• ~ death from suicide, death after ,.a long illness, sudden death, , death of a young person, of par­ EARLY BIRDS - ALL DAY ents, of a wife or husband, of a SUNDA·Y priest or a deacon, or of several 'CLOSED MONDAY$ persons. OPEN TUES. - FRio The new funeral ritual also LUNCH .,.- 12:00.- 2:30 spells out more 'clearly variations DINNER ­ 5:00 - 9:00 to be used in the rite of com­ / mittal in special cases such as SATURDAY 5 - 9 p.m. that of cremation, which has be­ SUNDAY 1 - 8 p~m. ,come more common a~ong Am­ Rte. 28, East Falmouth - A L 5 O' ­ ericans in -recent years. Hosts • Paul & Enen Goulet Cat~ring to Weddings" Other questions the bishops, will be asked to act on include: Tel. 548-4266 and Ban,que.ts Approval -"in prdnciple" of an, agenda for their 1986 retreat­ style assembly dn Collegeville, Minn., The' proposed agenda places "vocations" as the meeting theme and calls for the bishops to meet June 9-16, with' no 'direct media coverage allowed. , ROUTE 6--between Fall River and New Bedford - Approval of separate priest­ exchange agreements with, th.e !Jne ofSoutherll1NewEngland's Finest Facilities, bishops' conference of Mexico and the Phi1ippin~s for the sake of better pastoral service Ito Mexican and Filipino immigrants B~NQUETS, to the United States. ' - Approval of new funding FOR DETAILS, CALL MANAGER -- 636·2744 or 999·6984 gU'idelines for the American Board of Catholic Missions. .';'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii~ - Appr~lV,!I.o.fan asses~ment .. ...·._~~~uu_~_ .... _ .. ....._... ~ "

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VATICAN CITY (NC) - Cana­ dian Cardinal Edouard Gagnon, president of the Vatican's Coun­ cil for the Family, has praised U.S. pro-life' groups for helping convince the U.S. government to cut funds from .organizations that approve abortion. In a recent interview in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osserva­ tore Romano, Cardinal Gagnon 'said the U.S. action showed that Catholics "need'to know that it is possible to react against (abor­ tion funding). With their courage and perseverance, for example, pro-life movements have gotten the U.S. government to cut funds for organizations that approve of abortion." In September, the Reagan. ad­ ministration withdrew a $10 mil­ - .lion grant ,to the ,'.U.N..Fund for Population A'divities because of its involvement in China's family planning program', which the ad­ ministration said was abetting forced abortions. In August, 'a House-Senate con­ ference committee dropped a pro­ posal which would have permit­ ted funding of international fam­ ily planning groups which use their money for abortion-related activities. Cardinal Gagnon used ,the abortion example 'to illustrate that Third World cO\-lntries 'are forced to accept "our way of me, and often that which is least good about us." He said there are strong social and psychologi­ cal pressures on the Third World to conform to Western lifestyles.

Nicaragua. Continued from page one formation that jeopardizes, na­ tional security. Campbell said Msgr. Carballo refused to register the magazine and the government banned its publication until it complies with the law. In' Managua. the Nicaraguan Interior Ministry .called Iglesia "not religious but highly political, openly attacking the. policy of defending the revolution' and es­ pecially patriotic military ser­ vice." . Campbell said suppression- of Iglesia did not reflect tensions between the government and the church. He said the government has no problems with the church as such but with members of the Nicaraguan hierarchy, such as Cardinal Miguel Obando Bravo of Managua. ,Cardinal Obando Bravo has ~en an· outspoken critic of Or­ tega's -government. Campbell said the government views the church as a "body of believers" made up of many Sandinista supporters. 'Campbell also said that the state of emergency was always lin existence, but will be more ~igilantly enforced because the goV'ernment believes' that counterrevolutionaries, or con· tras, 'are attempting sabotage in Nicaragua. He sa'id the Testrictions will -last one year or until the "1m­ minent threat'" no 10nger exists.

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NEW YORK (NC) - Cardinal John J. O'Connor of New York has named a black woman vice chancellor of community reia­ ·tions for the New York Arch­ diocese. She is Dolores Bernadette Grier, a longtime employee of the archdiocese who has worked since 1981 in the social develop­ ment department of Catholic Charities. Born in Harlem to parents, who came from the South, :;he converted to Catholicism at a teen-ager. She holds a master's degree in social work from Ford­ ham University. "She has a clear understanding of church teaching," Cardinal O'Connor said 'in announcing the appointment. "In any kind of forum or debate she remains calm, balanced and straight­ forward on church teaching, and she's able to articulate even the most complicated positions."

At a recent symposium in Har­ lem on the 1984 pastoral letter issued by the nation's 10 black bishops, Cardinal O'Connor said he hoped to appoint more blacks to archdiocesan posts and to be­ gin with appointment of a black woman as vice chancellor. Women, mostly nuns, have been named chancellor or vice chancellor ·in several dioceses. But Miss Grier's appointment :is the first such in the New York Archdiocese,and possibly the first in the nation for a black woman.

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ROME (NC) - "Access to sacred Scripture ought to be open' wide to the Christian faithful," decreed the Second Vatican Coun­ cil in 1965 in "Dei Verbum," and the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine R'evelation. In the 20 years since, that simple statement has helped reinstall the Bible asthe centerpiece of Catholic life from which springs not only its theology, but also its worship, spirituality and social-action endea­ vors. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, which allowed Mass in the vernacular and reordered Bible readings so that a more represen­ tative sample of the Bible is pres­ ented during the liturgical year. It also asked that homilies be Scripture­ based. The constitution on divine reve­ lation has helped ecumenism because it encouragesjoint Catholic­ Protestant translations of the Bible. Social action work and active lay partic'ipation in church life have been sparked, especially in Latin America, by the ~ormation of lay groups which study the Bible, then seek to apply its teach­ i~~~~o the problems around them.

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Dear Mary: I read your article in regard to a family that could not afford a vacation. Your response regarding camping is fine if one owns the equipment. Small trips are good; but if it is a really bad year, even gas could prove to be too expensive. May I offer some crazy but fun suggestions you could pass on. _ Take a one-week vacation with­ out leaving home. Prepare every­ one's clothes as if they were going, away. Buy paper plates and cups. Then change bedrooms or at least each pers~n sleeps in a room he or . . . she does not normally sleep in. Each one takes turns fixing meals. Even a 4-year-old can help with c,real fOl: breakfast. Avoid doing dishes or laundry. Gather books to read and games to play and disconnect the phone for the week or for certain hours of the day. Use a den or living room for an eating area for the week. Use the kitchen for games and, relaxation. This makes for a lofof good laughs while trying to remem­ ber where you 'are not supposed to , be. During,the winter one year, my mother took all seven of us to the beach in February, with hot beef stew and hot chocolate for a pic­ nic. One could'do the same in a backyard or at a local park. These are just two ideas but they

do not involve any extra expense whatsoever. - Massachusetts. Thank you for your creative suggestions. You remind us that memorable family event~ depend, _ not on how much'money we spend, but on the social things we do together. Experiences like a wi,nter picnic stay in our minds and hearts .forever. Here are some more low-cost and no-cost ideas which could ~urn into memorable family out­ IIlgs. While planning a make-believe, go-nowhere family vacation at home, why not give imagination free rein? Why not take an imagi­ . nary trip to France, Italy, Arabia, India, China,with appropiate food and dress for each coun~ry? In the . wonderful world of imagination we can' .move from country to country at no cost of time or money. The family could be a pio­ . neer family moving west, or an astronaut family venturing into space. The whole family could contribute ideas for food, dress and activities.' . - Ven'turing outside the home, a weekend away can provide a refresh~ ing break from ordinary routine and a family time together at less cost than a more elaborate va­ cation. , Your local library is an invalu­ able source of travel books featur­ ing free and low-cost excursions. There may be hiking or bicycle

trails in your area you did not even know about. If you live·in or near a major city, you can probably find a book which explores that city in depth and ferrets out many inex­ pensive attractions. Meadowbrook Press published an excellent series, "The Best Free Attractions," which featured over 1',500 attractions in each of four areas: South, West, Midwest and East. The books are presently out of print, but you might find them at your library. An excursion involving little more than travel expense is a visit to friends in another area. Almost all families have old friends they have been meaning to visit for years. Invite them to spend a night or two with you, and do the same at their house. You can probably accommodate another family, and they your family, if you are willing to treat the whole excursion as a camping adventure. Finally, do as our reader did. Recall an inexpensive vacation or outing your family took when you were a child. Tell your children about it and re-create it as nearly as you can with your own family. Reader questions on family liv­ ing and child care to be answered in print are invited. Address the Kennys, Box 872, St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. 47978.

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in her little friend's face touched her. She held the doll out. "All right, you can hold her, but just for a few minutes," . Her friend was thrilled but somehow she lost her balance because of her crutches and the doll slipped out of her arms to the pavement. It lay there, dead, its beautiful face in shattered splin­ ters. My mother must have screamed or becpme hysterical. Her mother came running out­ side to see what happened and picked up the body of the doll. She hugged my mother and tried to comfort her, saying, ''I'll make her a new head with rags and a stock­ ing face and I'll embroider beauti­ ful eye~." My mother never had another doll. Later she was immersed in the realities of raising eight children,

My 'mother is putting away her dolls and I feel sad about this. Making old dolls new was the hobby she took up after raising her eight children. She·turned one of our bedrooms into a veritable doll factory. For years, if you walked' into that room you'd see dolls in various states of repair lining the walls and filling boxes. My mother's sewing machine .would be open, with bits of cloth, trim and assorted rem­ nants all around. Now al..-her time must be spent on new and pressing chores as she cares for her home and nurses my ailing father. , I often tell the touching story of how dolls became a beloved hobby in my mother:s middle years. She was a child of immigrants from southern Italy who came t9 .' the United States at the turn of the centt,Jry.Life was a struggle for her parents and their eight children. , Breakfast, for example, was hard By Hilda Young bread soaked in cocoa made with­ out milk, a luxury the family could Fall is the time of year when the leaves turn colors, the new televi­ not afford. The children survived sion season begins and children 9n a minimal allowance,of food and clothes, without books and change their wardrobe from long­ sleeved shirts and sweat shirts to toys but not without longings. T-shirts. As a child, my mother's dream I have heard "But I don't need a was to have a doll with a china face. When she was about 5, she jacket" every day' since' school started. had seen a girl holding such a doll and that was all she wanted from "What do yo'u mean you don't heed a jacket?" I said to our 9­ then on. year-old this morning. "It's cold . Her dream needed a miracle and out. Even the dog has goosebumps. that happened. An unmarried uncle You'll catch cold." brought Marya doll with a lovely "It makes me too hot." china face. Like any little girl, full "It's your imagination. Your of excitement, she brought it out­ , brain went limp from wearing a side to show her friends. hooded sweat shirt in 90-degree One little girl had a shriveled leg weather all summer. It's 47 degrees and walked on crutches. She begged outside. Put oil your jacket." Mary to let her hold the precious doll. Mary didn't want to,let it go, "You didn't make Mikey'wear ..even for a'ini-nute, but something one. "

like her own mother. Then 19 years ago, after the marriage of my youngest sister, mom found an old and battered doll. Remembering her broken one some 55 years before, she decided to try repairing it. She was extraordinarily success­ ful and subsequently found herself entering a new phase of her life, making new dolls out of old, some to keep, some to give away to little girls from poor families. Mom, never sold a doll. She always gave them away to express her love for God, she said. Now my mother once again must direct her energies to people, namely my father. And she has put away the dolls. It is a strange but full circle and makes me see clearly why women have always been called caretakers.

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The right to privacy

valued in our free society. Origi'nally, the law only protected peo-, pie from physical invasions of their property, but as modern technol­ ARTHUR ogy produced more sophisticated methods for i,nvading our privacy, MURPHY courts and legislatures recognized the, need to protect privacy 'in dif­ ferent ways. There are now four general areas of privacy which are protected: I) the use of your name' or likeness, 2) your being placed in a false light, 3) a disclosure to the public of private facts, and 4) & ATTY. intrusion in your private affairs. The theory behi,nd protecting RICHARD your home ,and likeness is that they are unique and personal, and MURPHY no one else should be able to use them for a commercial purpose without compensating you. Under this theory, Cary Grant was able to sue a magazine which used his, picture in an article about stars and clothing without his per­ Suppose you open the nt:ws­ mission.' pap'er one m.orning, and to, Ordinary people are also pro-, , your surprise are confronted tected. In 1905, for example, with a picture of yourself in someone won a lawsuit against' a an advertisement urging people, to life' insurance company that used buy a certain brand of cigarettes. his picture in its advertisement. If Maybe you don't even smoke.' You your face turns up in cigarette ads, would think this kind of unauthor­ you are in a similar situation. To ized use of your picture, your like­ recover some kind of compensa­ ness, should be 'against the law. tion, you must prove (a) that your Not surprisingly, it is: . name or likeness was used without You have a right to privacy, a permission, ,and (b), that the user right to be left alone that is highly t:>enefited. '

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that the law protects against. And You also have a privacy right The privacy of individuals is not to get publicity which presents these intrusions occurred in pri­ protected from government .intru­ vate homes, where-expectations of sions in other ways. The Constitu­ you in a false light. But because freedom of the press is so impor­ privacy are high. tion protects you from govern­ tant, you, ,are protected. against A person in a public place must mental interference in certain that kind of injury only if (a) the expect to be observed, and only private decisions, such as those person publishing knew the irifor­ very serious intrusions are disal­ involving contraceptives and abor­ mation was 'false, and (b) disre­ lowed in public. You can be pho- , lion. There's also a federal law garded t!lat knowledge and pub­ , tographed without your consent, against government wiretapping, lished it anyway. for example, unless the circum­ even of a public phone booth. stances are unusual. In one case, a Finally, in the criminal area, there , There must be (a) publication of. woman was allowed to sue for a is the well-known right to be free a fact about you, (b) the publica- , photograph taken when her dress of unreasonable searches and tion must be unreasonable, and (c) ,was unexpectedly blown up in a seizures. The rule that government the fact must be truly private. A "fun house." If the intrusion is or law enforcement agents must newspaper, for example, was' intentional and continuous it may' have very good reason to believe allowed to publish the name of a be serious enough also. Jacqueline you're involved in some crime rape victim of a crime when that Onassis was thus able to get. a before they can search you or your information came from a public court to order photographer to car, or seize anything, is based on record, so it was not a "private" stop following her everywhere and your general rig,ht of privacy. fact. staking out her house. Intrusio;}i'nto your private affairs . Privacy is a far-reaching right, Massachusetts now has a "right is the only one of the four kinds of to privacy act" protecting you and its limits have not been fully intrusion on privacy that need not defined. But ifthe next time you're against any "unreasonable, sub­ be publicized to be against the law. stantial or serious interference" grocery shopping you find your This category covers a variety of , with privacy. This law provides for 'picture plastered on the back of a box of your favorite cereal; you activity, from "Peeping Toms"to financial compensation and cOurt wiretapping. A famous case in­ may be getting that cereal free for orders prohibiting unlawful intru­ volved consumer advocate Ralph sions. Massachusetts law provides a while., Nader. General Motors Co. had special penalties for eavesdropping. his phone wiretapped and bugged Eavesdropping or wiretapping is a, The Murphys practice law in his home in an attempt to discour­ crime which carries a possible Braintree. age him from criticizing G M pro­ $10;000 fine or five years impri­ • •••••••• + • • • •• • •••••• ducts. In another case,.a landlord sonment, but it is also a civil was sued for bugging the bedroom wrong, for which you might col­ of his married tenants. Such actions' lect $100 a day for each day of the mGOD'S HOLDS are the kind of substantial inva­ violation, or $1,000; whichever is · ' larger. ' sions into peoples' privates affairs

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Pro-life, 'convention 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. tomorrow, 'Sheraton Tara, BL. SACRAMENT ADORERS, Braintree. Transporation available. FAIRHAVEN Information: Mary Ann Booth 636­ Holy Hour: 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Sacred 4903. Hearts Church, 382 Main St., Fair­ • haven, conducted by Father Alphon­ YOUTH MINISTRY, CATHOL'IC sus McHugh, SS.Ce., pastor. CAM'P,. E. FREETOWN' · The rosary is prayed at 7 p.m. Oct. Presentation by Father George E., weekdays, O. L. Lourdes Chapel, Harris'on, director; 'and' staff mem­ Sacred Hearts Church. bers on' newly-created' diocesan Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: youth ministry: 2 p.m. Sunday, fol­ following 8 a.m. M~ss Frid!lYs, to lowed by open house until 5 p.m. All 8:45 p.m. Information: Angelo De­ Welcome. Bortoli, 996-0332. , D of I, SOMERSET

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SISTER OF PROVIDENCE Sisters of Providence of Mary-of the- Woods, 'Ind., whose Eastern provincial house is in Fall River, have invited friends to join them from Nov. 8 ·to 16 in a novena of thanksgiving to Our Lady of Provi­ dence. The observance will express gratitude for the 145-year existence of the congregation in the United States.

HOLY ROSARY, TAUNTON Halloween Mass and p~rty: 4:45 p. m. Oct. 31. All parish children welcome. '

ST. JOSEPH, FR 9'a.m. Mass Nov. 2 will be said for faithful departed; 9 a.m. Mass throughout November will be for ,intentions of parishioners. ~ '. Winter renovation, proje<:ts in­ clude repairs to stained glass win­ dows and church flooring, also ,exterior spot painting. WIDOWED SUPPORT, ATTLEBORO Meeting held at St. Theresa's

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As miniature ghosts, goblins, and gypsy princesses prepare for Hll'1loween, that· friendly neighborhood dentist has a word for them. According to the Massachusetts Dental Society, there are several steps to take to ensure a healthy and safe Halloween for youngsters: • food treats should be low in sugar; popcorn, nuts, sugar­ less candies, cheese, potato chips, crackers, peanuts, and pretzels are ideal • don't give out soft, sticky foods, such as raisins and caramels, which remain on and between teeth surfaces • make sure costumes are free

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It has been said that records are made to be broken. In soccer at Durfee High and Diman Yoke, that has become a truism. At Durfee, Luis Pacheco broke a school record by scoring nine goals in a victory over Stang. At the end of 'last weflk, he ha'd, scored 32 goals for the Hill­ toppers. At ,Diman, Joe Batista, with 36 gOlils to 'his credit as of this writing, approaches the school record of 39. Diman, in its best season in ,several years, was in first place in the Mayflower ,league with an 11-1 record and has already qualified for post-season tourna-

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FAMIL Y LIFE CENTER, N.DARTMOUTH . Legion of Mary retreat: b.egins Oct. 25. Bishop Stang High School retreat day: Oct. 30. I

SS. PETER &.PAUL, FR First communion: 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. o of I, ATTLEBORO Alcazaba Circle 65: meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, K ofC Hall, Hodge St. Mr. Ron Struminski, WARA talk show host, will speak. Memorial Mass for deceased members: 9:30 a.m" 'Nov. 10, S1. Theresa Church, S. Attleboro OLUEARMY Five-hour vigil: begins 7:30 p.m. Nov. I. S1. Rita's parish, Marion. All welcome.

Express your love of God by nursing His cancer-afflicted poor. Through these suffering souls,. He will return your ~ove many times over. Our one apostolate is to nurse and care for people of all races, creeds and colors who are terminally-ill with cancer. We provide this care for free in homes located in New York, Pennsylvania, ...Massachusetts, Georgia, Minnesota and Ohio. As more women joi,h our congregation, 'r"e plan to open new homes in. other states. . Catholic women from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to visit one of our nursing homes to see the work we do and the strength and beauty of our religious life. Open your mind and heart to Christ's call. Make arrangements to visit with us by calling collect: , Sr. Anne Marie, (914) 769-4794

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Who Cares Who?'

, ,"Provided that God be glori­

fied, we must, not ,care by whom." - St. Francis .. Sales,

on youth

expectations can put much pres­ sure on us. We discover that no time remains just to enjoy life. Rushing through life 'means there is'no -time to wait patiently for events to happen naturally. Relationships must grow quick­ iy. GoaTs must be achieved easily or they, are discarded. The idea cf working toward a'goal holds no appeal.' By Charlie Martin The attitude ·is: If you cannot have whatever you want now, LI F IE IN .ONE, DAY then what you want is not worth The old said to me'

wait~ng for. Certa'inly with, that Said don't always take lire so seriously

'attitude, the -idea that individuals Play the flute and dance and sing your song

, 'might learn from failure willap­ ,

Try and enjoy the here and now p~ar foolish,. The future will take care of itself soine~w

The song encourages us to put The grass is never greener over ~ere'

aside that nttitude~ to'" "enjoy Time ·wiD wear away the stone :' "

the here and, now":and not "al­ ,

Gets the ~itary bone.' ways,' tak~ life, so seriously.'iWe Don't try to live your life in one day

need time to "play the flute and . Don't go speed 'your time away dance :~nd ~'sing, your song.", We, " . The old man said to me need .times of <lightness and fun. Said you caDi'¢ change the world singlehandedly Most people do not put enough Raise a ,glass enjoy the scenery, . ' . joy in their lives.. Such individ-. Pretend the water is champagne uals fail to realize that each per­ And fill my ~ass again and again , son has a responsibility for' their While, the wolves are gathering 'roUnd your door own happiness. It is unfair" to I tried to live my life in one day rlssume that others should simply. Don't go speed your time away make 'us happy,partic~larly ,if, I bit off more than ]( can chew we are doing nothing to create Only so much you can do joy:, Wolves are gathering 'round my dooi;· Life goes best whEm we bal­ Ask them in and invite some more ance hard work land serious ef­ Written and Sung by Howard Jones. (c) 1985 by Howard Jones fort with' fun. Enjoy the teen Music Ltd. and Warner Bros~ Music Ltd.' years by taking the pressure off yourself and making a place for - HOWARD JONES' "Life in to ;try to speed ,through me, do­ fun in your me. One Day," comes from the soul ing everything at once. They

charts. The lyrics remind us to may want to excel in academics Your comments are 'always

slow down and take ,life one day or in athletics 'and' in addition to welcomed. Address Charlie Mar­

at a ,time. be popular in school social life. tin, 1218 S. lRotherwood Ave.,

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mind? Q. Why ~o 'we have to' grow up with the threat of nuclear , war? (Massachusetts) "" ., , , A. Sorry,but l don't have an answer to your 'question. '1 could make :Some guesses, but guesses are not really satisfying. This much we do know: God is with us"'as we struggle to resolve our tragic si~uation and build a world of peace. ' But decades 'may pass' before wOrldw1ide 'peace i~ achieved', even half your \Jifetime or more. Meanwhile; you wiB have to live .with the threat' of nuclear war.' And so for no\\' we need :to.' search for an attitude' that will see us t!troug~: 'this era, which some would call the worst of times. ;Each of us needs a spirit that will dispel crippling fear and, dark, despairing thoughts., We -need to resist with all our power the temptation to give ~p on ,our world land the human race. Indeed,. we need to be con· vinced. As ,Ralph Waldo Emer· son, the 19th-century writer, said; "that this time, like a~1 times, is 'a very good time if one but knows what to do with it." In a familiar tone Pope John Paul II once said that each of us

Everyday, life By ~ia Belanger If people could only see and believe that God is working in their world they would, l>e much happier and less anxious. God's work did not end with the last page of the Bible. The God of the Bible connects daily with our everyday lives 'and the events that shape and define them. He accomplishes the extraordinary throu~h tpe ordin­ ary. As we drive 'along the highway and see the beauty of the fall foliage and the flowers that are stiU blooming we see the things that Jesus related to God. His work is all around us. I know that people have lives that have been, devastated by tragedy. They are overwhelm­ ed with grief, unsure of wl1at step to take next. They have a desperate need to discover the presence' of God; if they can find !him, they can make it. They need our prayers. . We shouldn't wait for tragedy

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to strike before we seek the pres­ ence of God. We should always try to be close to him. I'm 'aware that there is a wide sense of discouragement in the 11and, of fear and distrust. But we've survived. "I'm just barely coping," someone will say to me, "not living." Even in those bad moments one can believe Jesus; there is absolute security in him and he keeps His promises. 'We should not allow ourselves to be so distracted by the world that we do not hear ihds voice. A 'lady I know told me she is having a hard time understand­ ing God's grace, how he can con· ' tinue to ~ove us when we are ' sometimes so 'unlovable. 'It bog­ RECENTLY ORDAINED Father Michael R. Dufault, gles her mind; "Accept it," I said, " and don't try to under­ Bishop' Connolly High School, Fall River, class of '77, re­ stand." turned to his alma mater Oct. ,16 to offer a Mass for Voca­ Then there is the young man tion Awareness Week. Father Dufaul~, parochial vicar at .who changed his ways. "One day I reach~d :the conclusion that, I Our Lady' of Victory parish, Centerville, was surprised after Mass,by Connolly principal Father James C. O'Brien, had hurt Jesus enough," he said. S.J., with a concelebration stole in the school colors of It was good for him to'reaHze that he belonged to Christ. red and gold. (Motta photo)

should "love one's' own time, , without vain regrets and mythi­ cal utopias." ' Our mission in life is ever un­ folding and is not' always orys­ talc1ear. But what might you do, one day at a time, with your personal gift of life? Here are some possibiHties: , Speak some, friendly words to '. a classmate. 'Offer more smiles to mom and dad." Adopt.a hang-in-there spirit that does not seek escape in 'drugs when the going' gets tough or boring: Through such ,loV'ing efforts you will be able to diminish to some extent your fear of a possi­ ble nuclear holocaust. ' If your heart is bent on 10vil1g others, you will come graduaUy 'to love "your own time, with­ out vain regrets." Dwell on what you can do this very day to dis­ pel the darkness and mtle by little you will ~'ight up your life. In an unexpected way the world will come to seem less frightening, and you will dis­ cover more and more clearly what mission you are to fulfill. Each day then wiH seem 'like a very good day.

School

News

CoyIe-Cassidy Recently ordained Fathers David A. Costa, Philip N. Hamel and Michael K. McManus, all graduates of Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton,' concele­ brated an October 21 Mass at the school.

Bishop Connolly Carol Hazen, oncology dieti­ cian at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, will speak at 'Bishop Con­ nolly High School, Fall River, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The ~ecture is being sponsored by the Parents and Friends of Connolly. An open house will be held at Connolly Nov. 3 for interested eighth graders and their famil-ies. Tours of the school, with current students as guides, will be con­ ducted at 2 and 3 p.m.


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Let's hear it from the kids Photos by Joseph Motta

QUESTION

What are you going to be on Halloween?

St. George School, Westport

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lollipops.

TODD RAPOSA, right: A mud monster because I

want to scare people. Mud

monsters live in the swamp

and eat bread.

MA TTHEW OUELLETTE, left: A Ninja. I forget why but when I get home my brother's , going to tell me. SERENE RENE PIERCE, right: ' A witch. Because you can put makeup on.

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JASON DONATI, left: When I dress up as a ghost I

want to scare my dad, because

he was a ghost once and he

scared me.

TRACY BISA'ILLON, right:

A monster. A girl monster.

I want to be scary.

SARAH MAROTTE, left: A jellybean. A purple jelly­

bean made of red and pink

and blue and white and purple

balloons.

MICHAEL DURGIN, right:

A vampire. I'm gonna scare

. the heck out of all my friends.

- HEIDI ROY, left:

A queen, but we're making

a princess costume. I like all

, kinds of candy.

JASON ST. GELAIS, right: Voltron. But I can't scare

anybody 'cause he's a nice

guy.

ANDREW JEGLINSKI, left: I don't know yet. There's so

many costumes I li~e. I have

to decide. '

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THE PRE-K,INDERGARTEN,group at St. Francis Xav­ ier School, Acushnet, with, from left, teacher Mrs. Therese Le Doux and principal Sister Mary Martin Delahanty, O. P.

ERIN BRUCE, right:

Minnie Mouse. 'Cause she's

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