The- Committed Prayer of The Struggling Church on earth The Jubilant Church in heaven (Nov. 1, All Saints) â€˘ purgatory The Expectant Church In
(Nov. 2, All Souls)
Weekend1s Expression Of Faith In ll IICommunion of Saints
Detroit: Crowded Schedule vs Idealism ship of John Cardinal Dearden By Rev. Peter N. Graziano from Thursday, Oct. 21 through Bicentennial Coordinator At the call of the American ...saturday, Oct. 23. The official voting delegates bishops through their Committee for the Bicentennial, the first numbered 1340 from 152 dimajor and therefore historic na- oceses and 92 Catholic organtional Conference of Catholic izations. The diocese of Fall clergy, religious and laity met River was represented by a in Detroit under the chairman- group of eight clergy, 'religious
Cathedral Rite to Climax Month1s Pro-Life Effort Diocesan observance of Respect Life month will climax at 11 a.m. Sunday when Bishop Daniel A. Cronin is principal celebrant of a Mass for Life at St. Mary's Cathedral, to which all members of the diocese and in particular workers in pro-life groups are invited.
The 8:45 a.m. Channel Six television Mass on Sunday will also have a pro-life theme and will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas L. Rita, diocesan prolife coordinator. At all Masses in the diocese this weekend those in attenTurn to Page Thirteen
Urges Careful Preparation For Revised Penance Rite In a special letter to the priests of the Diocese of Fall River, Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., has given careful pastoral direction concerning the revision of the Sacrament of Penance. After outlining the many practical steps already taken by the
Diocese of Fall River to acquaint all priests with the revision, the Bishop repeated the announcement that "the revised Rite of Penance will be implemented in our: parishes on the First Sunday of Advent next month. It will become mandatory throughout Turn to Page Thirteen
Vol. 20, No. 44, Oct. 28, 1976 Price 15c $5.00 per year and laity, chosen by Bishop Cronin. The purpose of the conference, entitled "A Call to Action," was to discuss topics of national concern in the area of social justice and then pass on this input to the bishops for consideration at their national meeting in May, 1977. . The bishops wished to hear what the people had to say. The conference was their planned vehicle. It was hoped that through the conference the hierarchy would be able to listen so that they might better serve. The conference, therefore, gave the bishops an opportunity to listen to some of their people. Personally, I believe that a number of the resolutions were idealistically and unrealistically conceived and written and were therefore quite naive. However, it would go the conference an injustice to place an undue em-
phasis on these weak yet newsworthy instances, and to overlook some stimulating insights into other areas of concern. The documents passed at the conference contain much that is worthy regarding the dignity of men and women in all aspects of society. I was concerned about the
composition of the conference, however, and question whether It was representative of the average American Catholic. I also believe that a more concise agenda with more time for indepth debate could also have obviated the sad situation in Turn to Page Three
Discuss Special Ministry To Separated-Divorced Ministry to separated or divorced persons will be the topic of a program to be offered from 7:30 to 9:39 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Bishop Connolly High School auditorium, Elsbree St., Fall River. Open to the public at no admission charge, the program
will be sponsored by the diocesan office of adult education, in cooperation with the diocesan marriage court and Catholic Counselling S~rvices. Rev. Dennis J. Burns of the Boston marriage court will discuss church law with regard to Turn to Page Thirteen
Diocesan Leader~ Participate In National Conferences Priests of the Fall River diocese have participated in five major meetings in recent days: the U. S. bishops' bicentennial conference, "A Call to Action," held last week in Detroit (see story on this page); the annual meeting of the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education
(CACE), which took place in St. Petersburg, Fla.; the Eastern Regional Conference of the Charismatic Renewal, held this last weekend in Atlantic City; a Fiscal Management Conference for Diocesan Officials, in Boston; and the national convention of Turn to Page Eleven
Woman Of the Year
Three Decades Of Concern
Equal Rights: - Yes or No? Page 7
Christ Is in Agony Till the End of Time
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Oct. 28, 1976
IN THE WORLD and
IN THE NATION
ITEMS FROM NATIONAL CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE-----
National Ambiguous, Unneeded HARTFORD - Connecticut's Catholic bishops have published a brochure restating the Church's position on euthanasia and cautioning the state's legislators against attempts to draft laws on the subject. "We consider 'death with dignity' laws to be ambiguous and unnecessary," the bishops declared. They commended Connecticut's legislature "for its caution in attempting a le~al definition of death for trans!llant purposes."
Continental Walk WASHINGTON - The nine-month, :-l5-state Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice ended at the Pentagon where some 54 demonstrators were arrested without incident on charges of obstructing entrances and roadways and refusing to obey law enforcement officers. The Continental Walk, which was endorsed at least in part by a number of religious figures including Bishop Carroll Dozier of Memphis, Archbishop Robert Sanchez of Santa Fe, and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, auxiliary of Detroit, was sponsored by 20 peace and social justice groups to dramatize "the interracial issues of the arms race and unmet social needs."
Conflict of Value SEATTLE - Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen of Seattle said here he is supporting the United Way fund-raising effort this year because most of the funds raised go to good causes, although "a very small percentag~" of the money has in the past been given to organizations en-
Mausoleum Mass A Mass for the faithful departed with special remembrance of all buried or entombed in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, will be celebrated at 7 p.m. All Souls' Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2 in the mausoleum chapel. New gates on Spencer Street will be open for the convenience of those in attendance.
couraging or making referrals for abortions. In a pastoral letter, Archbishop Hunthausen explained his decision in the context of moral decision-making in "conflict of value" situations.
Condominium Sold BALTIMORE - The first regular reports ,from the Pallottine Fathers to Maryland Attorney General Francis Burch show that the order has sold its Sanibel Island. Fla. condominium for $625,000, about $125,000 more than the purchase price. The report is part of an agreement signed by the Eastern province of the order after an audit revealed that it raised about $20 million over an 18-month period through direct-mail solicitations, but sent just $1.5 million to missions.
'Only Way' PHILADELPHIA - A former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda has urged complete ostracism of . Ugandan President Idi Amin including cutting him off from public airline and hotel services. "The only way to treat a brutal tyrant," 3aid Thomas Patrick Melady in a recent interview, "is to isolate him completely until he admits his sins and pledges a firm purpose of amendment." Melady was recently appointed president of Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Conn.
World Uneasy Truce ROME - Although Communist theory and religious teaching cannot co-eXist, an uneasy truce has been struck by the Church and state in the
Soviet Union, a leading Soviet historian said here. In an interview with Vatican Radio, Soviet professor Alexander Niecrich, whose books have been banned in his country for 10 years, said that despite the antagonism between state doctrine and religion, "nothing will disturb the peaceful modus vivendi (living arrangement) between the state and any religion."
Blames Orthodox ROME - Ukrainian-rite Cardinal Josip Slipyi has blamed the Russian Orthodox Church for the Pope's refusal to recognize a Ukrainian Catholic patriarchate. The cardinal. exiled maJor archbishop of Lvov in the Ukraine, said through a statement by his chancery office here that "at present time there is no doubt that the main obstacle (to establishment of a patriarchate) is the (Orthodox), Moscow patriarchate, which does not desire a rupture in its territorial qominion." Cardinal Slipyi has been waging a persistent battle with the Pope for official recognition of a Ukrainian Catholic patriarchate.
Papal Letter VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Paul VI sent a lengthy letter to rebel Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, asking him to' reconsider his traditionalist stance and turn over jurisdiction of his religious houses to Church authorities. But Vatican spokesman Father Romeo Panciroli denied reports that the papal letter ordered the archbishop to cede property and financial holdings of the traditionalist institutions to the Pope. The Vatican had made no public mention of the letter until reporters in Switzerland and France learned of it from traditionalist sources. It has refused to make the letter public "for the moment."
Sister Thomas More, O.P., Is Woman of the Year
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Oct. 28, 1976
3 Salute Three Decades of Kindness, Caring Feast Day of Obligation' At Dr. John Belsky Testimonial f. Monday, November 1 l
By Pat McGowan "Sometimes just listening to an individual corrects his problems. People have got to have someone to talk to." For 29 years Dr. John Belsky, chief of outpatient services at the Davis Park Veterans Administration Hospital in Providence has put that philosophy into practice as he has met, counseled and helped thousands of veterans. Earlier this month. nearly a thousand grateful patients and friends jammed White's restaurant in North Westport to the doors as they told the unassuming, soft-spoken physician how they felt about his years of kindness and caring. "Another 2000 tickets could have been sold, but there just wasn't a facility large enough for that many people," said Rev. Edward C. Duffy of St. Mary's Church, Seekonk, Dr. Belsky's pastor. "I have never seen greater affection than that paid to him at the dinner," added Father Duffy. "There were citations and tributes from all over New England. "The Anchor ought to interview him," he said, "but you'll have to get him at night. His workday is supposed to end at 4:30, but this guy doesn't have a watch. He's never home before 7:30 or so." Actually it was nearly 11 p.m. before we caught up with the energetic doctor. Even though he's due for retirement at the end of December, he has no intention of letting his medical license lapse and he had been at an emergency medicine workshop in Boston in partial fulfillment of the Massachusetts Medical Society requirement that practising physicians must put in at least 50 hours annually of in-service training. He said he was delighted with his memorable testimonial dinner and with the opportunity of greeting hundreds of former patients. And he's looking forward to a trip to Hawaii, which was one of the scores of gifts he received from veterans' organizations and individuals. After retirement he expects to devote time to reading and research, particularly in the area of pain. But at the moment he is too busy to think much about
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Schedule YS Idealism
AT TESTIMONIAL: At a retirement testimonial honoring Dr. John Belsky, chief of outpatient services at Davis Park VA Hospital, from left, Joseph P. Travers, hospital director, Dr. Belsky, Rev. Edward C. Duffy, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Seekonk. relaxation, as he re-establishes and expands a VA outpatient clinic in New Bedford. Although involved in administrative work for much of his day and responsible for the establishment and operation of 35 specialty clinics at the Providence hospital, Dr. Belsky maintains personal patient contact. "I always liked to keep my hand in medical work itself," he said, naming diabetes and cardiology as areas of his special interest. Looking back over his career, he mused, "Great big happenings are infrequent but small con" tacts of which you might make 20 or 30 in a day are what's important." On some days, he said, "between telephones and patients with problems and gripes," he would be involved with as many as 150 individuals. Born in Zilna, Poland, Dec. 30, 1907, the future physician came to the United States at age three. After graduating from Boston University School of Medicine in 1934, and completing internship and residency requirements, he entered private practice in Weymouth in 1937. From 1942 to 1946 he served in the Army and in 1947 entered the VA medical program. He has served in New Bedford and Providence since that time. Dr. Belsky and his wife, the
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former Roberta Marshall, a public health nurse, are the parents of three sons and a daughter. For the past 20 yeai'S they have been members of St. Mary's parish. The attitude of his co-workers to the dedicated doctor was expressed in the booklet prepared for his testimonial: "His humility, his warmth and his devotion to the veterans have endeared him to all of us."
their total context, they should provide better fodder for qualified analysis. When the bishops have the revised do~uments in hand next spring, I suspect that some recommendations will be rejected quite readily, while others will and should be a stimulus to further study, action and hopefully eventual implementation. When and if this happens, the conference will indeed have been well worth the effort put into it by countless dedicated men and women throughout the natoin.
Continued from Page One which, because of time constraints, issues were voted up or down without discussion of scrutiny. However, having expressed these serious concerns, I ask myself the question: Was it a good experience of the American Church trying to find a fitting way in which to listen to the voice of the people? My answer is yes. Was it a clear indicator of the thinking of the American Catholic people at this time? In areas like racial and ethnic .values, hopefully it was; in areas of women's ordination and a married clergy, I do not think so. Once the documents are compiled with all the additions and deletoins voted by the delegates in plenary sessions, then seen in
Next Week The Anchor will print a complete report of the recommendations made at the Detroit "Call to Action" gathering.
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ference and sought to improve relations with these nations. The Administration has supported a $1.5 million commitment over four years to the International Development Association and a $200 million commitment to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. It has complied with congressional mandates to provide more aid to the poor in developing nations and to increase agricultural production there. The Task Force said the Administration has frequently reduced budget requests for both foreign and domestic nutrition programs; the Administration asked Congress to appropriate $632.2 million for agricultural development aid, less than the $745 million authorized by Con· gress.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Oct. 28, 1976
Halloween On Sunday evening we will have a concrete example of what can happen to the sacred when it is thoroughly secularized. What had been a preparation for the prayerful celebration of the feast of All Saints - All Hallows' Eve has been more than paganized. The vigil has been commercialized and so structured that it now exacts from many only what is brutal, inhuman and vandalistic. "Caution" seems to be the only theme for this new "holiday". Children must be warned not to accept tempting delicacies from strangers for experience has taught us some adults celebrate the feast by offering gifts bearing razor blades and drugs. Children must be warned that autoists may not distinguish their costumes from the shadows that envelop parked cars and bushes. Children must be warned that their enthusiastic endeavors must distinguish between a trick and vandalism. . Trick or Treat? Are we not all being tricked? It may be time for a holiday between the opening of schools and the Christmas vacation but to encourage our youngsters to violently or underhandedly respond to an often innocent inability to treat is far from Christian. The child, thanks to our encouragement, may well not be able to eventually distinguish between the "Great Pumpkin" and basic Christian truths. All, to the innocent open mind, may well become a series of fairy tales. Trick or Treat! ! ! Just who is being tricked?
Vote It has happened, history tells us, that some countries have been invaded and an alien manner of living or governing has been imposed. ~ But history also warns us that all too often a country or government has fallen in upon itself. Because of the apathy of its citizens, a form of government has suddenly been wrested from the citizens. We pride ourselves - in these United States - on a government by and for the people. Yet, each election day exposes just how small a number is necessary to bring about drastic changes. Tuesday~ Nov. 2, is our opportunity to express ourselves not only on the choice between two presidential candidates and lists of public officials on the national, state and local level. There will also be serious questions on which to decide or give our legislators strong advice. Do not be a TV Monday quarterback with all kinds of nice advice after it is too late. Say what you think loudly at the polls with pencil in hand. Show you care.
REVERENCE FOR LIFE
Political Food Aid
A tiny bird ... fell to the ground, nest and all ... Stunned, the small creature trembled with terror. A young boy . . . noticed the frightened fledgling · .. picked up bird and nest ... and carried them gently in his hand ..' .awed at the fragile life ... pulsating in that small feathered beine. His hand . . . cupped to support the bird in its nest ... suggests a reverence for life ... that deserves pondering . . . He might have left the bird where it fell ... or even killed it ... but he carried it about ... not knowing quite what to do for the bird ... but in reverence of it as a living creature. In a violent age . . . this boy's gentle reverence · .. reflects an attitude ... profoundly religious in its roots . . . that sees all of life as somehow sacred . . . awesome. His reverence ... recalls that of Jesus who approached life with sensitive compassion remembering Jesus' responsiveness to all who were in need · . . the Gospels describe him in poetic words . . . borrowed from the Hebrew prophet, Isaiah: "The bruised reed he will not crush; The smoldering wick he will not quench."
The Administration has opposed restrictions on the political use of food aid and restrictions on aid to countries guilty of violating human rights. Carter, in position papers, speeches and interviews, has supported greater attention to food and development aid, efforts to allow better trade arrangements with the developing nations and an increase of foreign aid expenditures. On domestic hunger issues, the Ford Administration has supported efforts to cut 5 million people from the food stamp program, to lower benefits for 5 million more and to raise the cost of food stamps. These proposed cutbacks have been held up by the courts. Carter said he would attack domestic hunger and poverty primarily through efforts to achieve full employment by 1979. He said he would also replace the current welfare system with "one fairly uniform, nationwide payment, varying according to cost of living differences between communities." Food stamps would be replaced by this new uniform aid program. On farm policy, Ford has constantly backed the "free market system"; he vetoed legislation, s;upported by church groups, that would have increased price supports for farmers, but later increased the supports. 'The Administration has also backed international grain reserves. Carter would "guarantee adequate price supports and a parity level that assures farmers a reasonable return on their investment." He said he also backs grain reserves. A comparison of the party platforms with platform committee testimony presented by the U. S. ,'Catholic Conference, the bishops' civil agency, shows that the Democratic platform agrees more with the bishops' positions on food issues than does the Republican.
(Matthew 12:20; Isaiah 42:3)
By JIM CASTELU
As Catholics, we proclaim that we believe in the "communion of saints." It is part of every creed that was ever coined to reflect the belief of the members of the Church. Saints we are all to strive to be now during our period of confession and witnessing here on earth. We struggle and seek to find ways of living our faith in worship and service. Death, we believe, is not the end for a Christian but only a change. Those who have died, we believe, are not separated from us but we still form a part of the children of God. Find ways of expressing that faith on Monday and Tuesday and not only on Sunday. The Saints in heaven have merited our praise and are an example to us. The Souls whom we feel are possibly not yet in heaven still depend on our prayers - and we on theirs - as they did when they were very much part of our earthly Struggling Church.
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER Fall River Mass. 02722 675-7151 PUBLISHER Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., SJ.D. ACTING EDITOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR Rev. John R. Foister, S.U. Rev. Msgr. Johll Regan .
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'Right to Eat' The American Catholic hier· archy has been credited with helping to raise ab()rtion as an issue in this year's presidential campaign. But another major church ~ concern, the "right to eat," has not received much attention during this campaign. Hungerboth foreign and domestic-has had more attention than any other social issue except abortion within the Church, at all levels, in the last two years. The bishops issued a "pastoral plan" on the hunger issue in November, 1974-a year before a similar, more detailed plan on the abortion issue. Church officials, including Bishop James Rausch, general secretary of the bishops' conference, and Arch· bishop Ignatius Strecker, head of the National Catholic Rural Life Confe'rence, have testified before Congress on foreign food and domestic food programs: such as food stamps.
The "right to eat" has been interpreted by church groups to include a broad range of issues, including foreign aid, farm policy, domestic hunger, full employment and the shifting of some military spending to social concerns. President Ford and Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter have aealt with hunger-related issues, but neither has explicitly dealt with the "right to eat." It is helpful, then, to 100k at comparisons of their records and positions on these issues as compiled by Church groups. One comparison has been done by the Interreligious Task Force on U. S. Food Policy, which includes Network, a nuns' lobbying group and the Jesuit Conference, along with Protestant and Jewish organizations. Concerning relations with the developing nations, the Task FOrce said, the Ford Administration cooperated at the 1974 United Nations World Food Con-
Must Say Yes "Our Lady said yes for the human race. Each one of us must echo that yes for our own lives. We are all asked if we will surrender what we are, our humanity, our flesh and blood, to the Holy Spii'it and ,allow Christ to fill the ,emptiness by the particular shape of our life." -Caryll Housela~der
Tlte Permanent Diaconate
Diocesan Faith Commitment By Rev. John F. Moore This article will bring to a close this series concerning the restoration of the permanent Diaconate in the Church as it relates to our own diocese. The series has been presented in The Anchor before our program begins with the hope of acquainting the people of the diocese of Fall River with the goals and objectives of the Permanent Deacon Program. Although the diocesan restoration of the Order of Deacon is not foreseen until the first class of candidates is presented· to the Bishop for ordination at the end of a three year training program, the consideration of candidates for this ministry in the Church of Fall River yields the following obiectives: 1. To offer each candidate an opportunity to grow as a son of God rooted in the Christian community, yet fulfilling discipleship in the world. By developing a deeper faith commitment to Christ through prayer, worship and education, these candidates will he outstanding witnesses, who will by their example within the Church of Fall River motivate other men and women to take their rightful
Vatican Denies Vice Pope Plan VATICAN CITY (NC) - a variety of Vatican officials have discounted as pure fiction the claim of an Italian newspaper that Pope Paul VI is about to appoint a "vice pope." The Milan daily "n Giornale" reported Oct. 19 that the Pope might appoint someone to help shoulder the burdens of the papacy when the pontiff turns 80 next September. . The report did not speculate about who the alleged "vice pope" would be, nor did it specify what role he would play. Vatican spokesman Father Romeo Panciroli refused to give any official response to the article, but added in an aside that it was "absolutely false." Other Vatican officials contacted shook their heads, laughed and gave similar responses. Some observers have speculated for years that Pope Paul might resign at 80, the age at which, by his own order, cardinals may no longer participate in a conclave to elect a new Pope. But most Vatican officials expect no such dramatic move to come from Pope Paul VI. Church law makes no provision for dealing with the partial or total incapacity of a reigning pontiff. Some have speculated that individual popes themselves may have made some arrangements· with their close advisors on how to deal with a possible mental or physicial breakdown, total or partial, during their own pontificates. At least publicly, however, Pope P~ul has made no decrees to deal· with the temporary or perman~nt incapacity of a reigning ponUff.
role within the diocesan community of faith. 2. To strengthen each candidate in his faith and love to make his own "free and responsible" response to God. Through spiritual and academic programs, this unique form of adult education will provide intellectual awareness and a sense of mission. 3. To orient each candidate to the end that he may know who he is and what his human situation means, especially by broadening his vision to include the total human situation in this diocese. Through the curriculum each candidate will be strengthened in the living community of the Church, fostering understanding and cooperation among people from various social, ethnic, educational and occupational backgrounds. 4. To develop within each candidate a gospel dimension toward church and social issues such as peace and justice, youth and campus proplems, religious education needs and the privations of the aged and infirm. Through a continuing education program, the unity of the candidates from the various regions of the diocese will be fostered, especially through an awareness of needs and mutual dialogue to discuss resources, recommended priorities and suggested plans of action. 5. To prepare each candidate to evaluate his vocation in readiness to petition the Bishop for ordination to the diaconate. Throughout the program the candidate will be responsible to the Bishop, through the director, regarding his ministry and service as lector and acolyte which will determine his ability to assume a greater responsibility in the ordained diaconal ministry. For the present moment, however, the Permanent Diaconate in our diocese will demand patience, prayer and support on the part of all. Because the Permanent Diaconate is "new," because cation law does not adequately cover this state either in terminology or by description, because of the general difficulties tliat will be encountered in establishing a program, we will have to be patient with one another. The Church has shown us the way. Now we must work, trust and follow. Even at this early stage in our diocesan program, men seeking further information or wishing to discuss the possibility of this vocation for themselves are invited to meet with Father Moore at St. William's Rectory, 42 Chi· cago St., Fall River.
ROSARY CEREMONY: Parishioners of St. Patrick's parish, Falmouth; St. Anthony, Ea'st Falmouth; St. Joseph, Woods Hole; Immaculate Conception, Megansett, meet at St. Patrick's for first quad-parish observance of feast of Most Holy Rosary, coordinated by Rosary Committee of Falmouth Knights of Columbus. Here children from e~ch. parish present roses to Msgr. James .E. Gleas~n dunng ceremony including candlelight processIon, homIly, rosary and Benediction.
The Parish Parade Publicity chairmen of parish organizations are asked to submit· news items for this column to The Anchor, P. O. Box 7, Fall River, 02722. Name of city or town shOUld be included. as well as full dates of all activities. Please send news of future rather than past events. Note: the same news item can be used only once. Please do not request that we repeat an announcement several times.
ST. STEPHEN, ATILEBORO The Christmas tee will meet at Oct. 31 in the complete plans
bazaar commit3 p.m. Sunday, parish hall to for the event,
to take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4 through 6, also in the hall. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, NEW BEDFORD Solemn blessing of the statue of Mary recently erected in front of the church will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Members of parish societies and other parishioners will form a procession from the school-
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yard to the statue for the ceremonies, and recitation of the' rosary and Benediction will follow in the church. Refreshments will then be served in the parish hall. The Vigil Mass for All Saints' Day will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, and on All Souls' Day services at 5:15 p.m. will include prayers for the souls in purgatory, prayers at the catafalque, hymns and a solemn reading of names of the deceased submitted by parishioners for prayers at this season. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER The Womens Club will sponsor a whist party at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 in the Father Coady Center, with Mrs. Jeannette Forgette and Mrs. Arthur L. Duffy in charge of arrangements. ST. PATRICK, SOMERSET The Women's Guild announces a turkey whist in the churCh hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, with proceeds to benefit the parish. Donations of prizes and cakes are requested and may be left at the rectory or picked up by contacting Pauline Tavares, chairman, telephone 673-5645, who is also distributing tickets for a raffle. Turn to Page Eleven
MSGR. JOHN G. NOLAN National Secretary. Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Sister Augustine found Maria wandering aimlessly in the streets of a large city in the Near East. She brought the hurt child with her to St. Anne's Orphan Home. Sister fed her, clothed her, gave her shelter. She listened with sympathy and love to Maria's story: "My father's in prison. MJ mother ran off and left me alone. To stay alive, I beg. Sometimes I . steal."
Catholic Near East Welfare Association. The cost is small - only $14 a month the rewards, infiinite! Sponsors receive their "adopted" child's photo and personal history. They may write, if they wish. But whether they do or not, the knowledge that they helped a needy child will warm their hearts for as long as they live! IN LEBANON, INDIA, ETHIOPIA ... and in the 15 other countries in the Near East in which we serve, thousands of needy, homeless, or abandoned children like Maria still roam the streets. Their only hope for a better life is to find love in one of our 107 Orphan Homes. Only people like you can fulfill that hope. Please say you'll adopt a child like Maria who needs you so desperately! If you can't adopt now, open your heart and share what you can with one of these poor little ones whom Christ loves so much. He, in turn, will surely open His Heart to you.
How could anyone possibly say "No" to 12-year-old Maria's plea for help? Yet, Sister Augustine may have to-even though 'it breaks her heart. Sister has the room but not the funds to shelter more children. So she may have to turn Maria, and other waifs like her, back to the streets. UNLESS ... people like you open your hearts and "adopt" them through the
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No Casin'c! NEWARK (NC) - Archbishop Peter 1. Gerety of Newark has reiterated his belief that casino gambling is not "in the best interest of the people of the state." A referendum to permit casino gambling in Atlantic City, a resort, will be among the issues before New Jersey voters on election day. Two years ago a similar referendum was defeated decisively.
1011 FIRST AVENUE' NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022 • 212/826-1480 Terence Cardinal Cooke, President
MonSIgnor John G. Nolan. National Secretary
Dear Monsignor Nolan:
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Oct. 2~8, 1976
Ciollegre Drop-Out M,akes More Than a Graduiatie
Neither my husband nor I is a college graduate. He dropped out in his second year to join the army when the Korean war started. I was already planning to marry him when I was a senior in high school,. so business school seemed more useful for me. But number two son was When he returned from Korlearning a great deal -about the ea we married and began fishing business and soon was raising our family. We never the mate, second in command, got degrees, and partly for that reason have always encouraged our children to go to college and get theirs.
By MARY CARSON
Our oldest son began college four years ago and frankly admitted he didn't know what he wanted to do as a career, so he pursued a course in liberal arts. After graduation he got his firs~ job - waiting on customers in a fish market. Our second son, a year younger, dropped out of college three years ago, after only one semester. My husband and I were very disappointed, particularly since he began spending all his time around the docks (we live in a coastal community) doing odd jobs around the fishing boats.
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on a commercial fishing boat. He and the captain have full responsibility for sailing this 60 foot boat which represents an investment of about $250,000 to the owner. They make all the decisions about where and how they fish, and market the catch. They have a profit-sharing arrangement with the owner and number two son is making 3 to 5 times as much money today as his college educated brother. The younger members of our family, some of whom are considering' college, are keenly aware of this very real situation. They ask hard questions. As their' parents, we have found it more difficult to encourage them to continue their' educations. Same Complaint In addition, when the first boy started college, my husband was attracted to a university ad offering an "external" degree in business administration which woull:l be awarded based on "life experience." The course, according to the ad, was designed for people like himself who did not have an academic degree but had acquired knowledge hy practical experience. When he got out of, the army more than 20 years ago, my husband established his own business which evolved to' the point where it now requires the use of a powerful computer. He is sympathetic to youngsters trying to choose a college when they don't know what jobs will be available to them. When he was going to college he had no inkling a computer was in his future. Besides, there was nothing available in college in the way of computer science.
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As an example to the kids, and because he wanted to learn more about business administration, he enrolled in the external degree course. But after working at it for a year he came to the conclusion that the academic community which designed and administered the course was more interested in whether he had read a certain textbook than in what he knew from experience . . . or what he wanted to learn. He discussed this with number one son, who said, "Dad, your complaint about college is exactly the same' as mine." It appears to me that colleges face two challengers today. One is the young people getting out of high school who question the value of college. The other is the fact that education, toqay, has to be an ongoing process which serves the needs of adults. Speaking as a wife and mother, and judging from the experience of members of my family, despite all the flowery prose in the brochures issued by coUeges, they are not successfully meeting either challenge.
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This year because I am teaching in a high school for the first time in many years, I have direct exposure to teenagers other than my own and I find a neatness and concern for appearance, among boys as well as girls, that were lacking only a few years ago. Many of the young males are sporting handsome leather jackets and they treat them as a 'woman would a $300 mink. Any member of our football teams, must wear a tie to school the day before the game and every
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With the rising cost of clothing, I'm sure we should have opt to have our teenagers stay in the jean and jersey syndrome rather than look longingly at a sweater from Bonwit's. However, it is a pleasure to see so many young people looking neat and really concerned with their appearance. Sharp-looking hoots, softcolored corduroy, and lovely sweaters are not only appearing on display racks but they are being bought and worn. While none of us should feel that appearance alone is important, it is a consideration and those teenagers who are becoming aware of this will find they are listened to with much more care when listeners are not "turned off" by long, unkempt hair, unwashed jeans, and a "I could care less" attitude. The new concern with appearance can only help the teenage image, and I for one say "Hurrah!"
To Play Bingo Bingo will be played at the meeting of the Women's Club of the Westport-Dartmouth Knights of Columbus set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the council home on Main Road, Westport. New members are welcome at any time and four were hlducted at a membership tea neld recently at which Mrs. John Oliviera, president, poured.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Oct. 28, 1976
Equal Rights: Yes· or No ? Catholics are sharply divided on passage 01 an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), with, lor instance, the Detroit "Call to Action" conlerence lavoring it and Sister Mary Luke Tobin 01 the ~cumen;cal Church Women United saying Catholic women opposing ERA "are not living up to our own basis in theology. She quotes St. Paul: "There is neither mole nor lemale, lor you are one in Christ Jesus." On, the other hand, the Notional Council 01 Catholic Women contends ERA would undercut lamily lile and argues that pro-ERA leadership is mode up largely 01 pro-abortionists. Statements on both sides lollow: YES says Sister Mary Jean Audette, SUSC. provincial treasurer of the Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts, stationed in Fall River. "Do you approve of an amendment to the Constitution...?" so being the first question to be answered by the voters in Massachusetts on November 2nd. An amendment is a change. What is the proposed amendment, and why would anyone want to change the oldest living constitution? EssentialIy this proposed change, commonly calIed the equal rights .amendment, replaces the words "alI men" with the .term "alI people", and adds one sentence to Article I of our state constitution. The sentence reads "Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin". Many say that this is already included in the interpretation of our laws; in fact, some of our laws do contain antidiscrimination clauses. It is also a fact that mimy of our laws are not enforced and, indeed, can be reversed. We need a constitutional guarantee in order that' the rights of alI will be protected, simply because when a principle is stated in the constitution alI other laws must conform. Proponents of ERA have been calIed radicals who would promote the women's liberation movement. Because of this, the ERA has come under severe criticism. To answer some of the charges it can be stated that ERA will not promote abortions, will not require shared restroom facilities, and will not force women to serve in the military. On the other hand, laws which restrict rights will no longer be valid and the laws which protect rights will be extended to protect both women and men. There are deficiencies in our laws pertaining to domestic relations and marital property. The equal rights amendment will assure the same protection for everyone whose life and property is affected by such laws. ERA cannot affect family relationships already .assured under the existing constitutional right to privacy. Simply stated, the equal rights amendment will guarantee protection for everyperson, both in the laws as they are written and in the interpretation of these laws in our courts. In addition to listening to con-
NOT SURE: Dorothy Benham, Miss America 1977, is opposed to abortion, premarital sex, drugs, smoking and gambling, but isn't sure about the Equal Rights Amendment. Other people are very definite, however, and their views are presented on this page. (NC Photo) temporary arguments, we should examine ERA in light of the teachings of the Church. "The basic equality of all must receive increasingly greater recognition" ,said the men assembled at Vatican II. Later in the same document, "The Church in the Modern World," they affirmed that "with respect to the fundamental rights of the person, every type of discrimination, whether social or cultural, whether based on sex, race, color, social condition, language or religion is to be overcome and eradicated as contrary to God's intent." But the teachings of the Vatican Council only echo the teachings of Scripture. In the book of Genesis we read that "God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them". Who can say that man and woman are not equal, since both are created in God's image? If they are equal, who can say that they do not have the same rights? If they have the same rights, why should this fact not be stated in the laws which govern alI? Law of Love By his preaching and example, Jesus gave us a law of love which excludes no one. As we read the gospels we hear him denounce the lawyers who would lay burdens on others and neglect justice. We see him in the midst of men about to stone a woman accused of adultery; yet not a stone was thrown as alI the men departed. We find him talking to the Samaritan woman
at the welI; accepting the invitation of the tax-colIector Zaccheus; answering the request of the Canaanite woman. These are alI examples of his recognition of the dignity of the person. Finally, in his last hours he telIs us to "love one another as I have loved you". That is the law of love. According to the Christian message, alI people are equal and the rights and dignity of each individual must be protected. Unless a guarantee of equality for alI persons is incorporated in the constitution by which a people govern themselves, then the laws which issue from this people are weak. Clearly the equal rights amendment should be a part of our constitution. As the Fathers of Vatican II advise, "let alI citizens be mindful of their simultaneous right and duty to vote freely in the interest of advancing the common good". Equality under the law for alI people is in the interest of the common good. "Yes" is the only valid answer to the first question on the balIot.
NO says Mrs. Hilda C. Nicolosi, Portsmouth, R. I., mother of four and chairman of Rhode Island-based Action to Defeat ERA. The whole foundation of the so-calIed Equal Rights Amendment is based on the false premise that there is no difference between the sexes. You cannot
legislate total equality where there can never be total equality. Men and women are not "equal" they are complementary, and that order is not the result of a male conspiracy, or a prejudicial society, but was established by God. To war against the differences between the sexes is to war against Him, Who created us as we are. In 1976, not a single state ratified the national Equal Rights Amendment. Last November, voters in New York and New Jersey overwhelmingly defeated state equal rights amendment, in New York by a whopping 411,000 votes. ERA proponents have been in a dither ever since desperately trying to offset the significance and conclusiveness of those votes. What happened? The inevitable consequences of ERA are beginning to surface, and as they do, support wanes and opposition intensifies. Leaders of the prO-ERA crusade have been forced to admit certain truths: 1. ERA will not give women equal pay for equal work, or any new rights, choices or opportunities in employment that they do not already have under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, which laws apply to hiring, pay and promotions. 2. Ratification of ERA will not benefit women in education in any way. The Education Amendments of 1972 spell out
the complete- prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex in alI FederalIy-assisted educational programs, pre-school through graduate school, public and private. 3. Women have been granted fulI credit opportunities in the Depository Institutions Amendments Act of 1974, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1975. Voters in Massachusetts are being told that "very little in fact" will change by passage of ERA, that it is a "symbol," a "fairness" amendment, etc, etc. Are we to' believe that a Constiutional amendment is being promoted which will accomplish nothing substantial? What is the point of ERA? The point is a societY' in which no distinctions may be allowed on the basis of sex, no matter how desirable or reasonable, in short, a unisex society. The amendment says nothing of women. It speaks only to equality. Just as the unborn infant was depersonalized, so will women be depersonalized. It is only in a society which lacks selfrespect, which, indeed, fears individuality, that such an enormity could be seriously undertaken. There is something diseased about the desire to be lost in an amorphous mass, this awesome struggle to lose one's own identity, succumbing to peer pressure at its zenith. If nothing else, ,as Gaston says in Gigi: it will be a "rOllicking, frolicking bore." Vote No on Proposition One.
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Brazil ROME (NC)-Jesuit Superior general Father Pedro Arrupe has condemned .the recent police slaying of a Brazilian Jesuit as an act with "no possible justification." Jesuit Father Joao Bosco Penido Burnier was reportedly shot. and killed by military police in a police station near Diamantino, where he had gone for information about the alleged mistreatment of two women prison~rs.
policemen, according also threatened to kill Bishop Pedro Casadaliga of Sao Felix, who accompanied Father BurnieI' to the police station in the Mato Grosso state of Brazil. Father Arrupe told reporters that he knew Father BurnieI' personally and felt "a sense of deep shock and sorrow over this tragic event." "My opinion is that he was an exemplary Religious, a man of deep religious feeling who had dedicated himself completely to his pastoral work among >:he Indians of Mato Grosso. "It is impossible to associate Father Burnier with violence or subversive activities, and thus there can be no possible justification for his wanton death under horrible circumstances," said Father Arrupe. to reports,
Hartford HARTFORD, CONN. (NC)-A three judge federal court here has struck down the state's power to veto abortions for state. wards under age 18. , A minor's right to have an abortion "is grounded in the Constitution as firmlY as that of an adult woman," the Court said. The judges based their decision on the' U. S. Supreme Court's July 1 decision which gave minors the right to abortion despite their parents' wishes. "The arguments put forward by the defendants (state officials) in this case ... are mirror images of those which were
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thoroughly considered and rejected by the Supreme Court" in the July verdict, the judges said.
Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia (NC)--As Francicsan sources voiced frustration on attempts to secure details of the death of one of their priests during an army ambush of mountain rebels, Catholics have objected to the term "guerrilla priests" in press headlines. The provincial headqua'rters here of the Franciscan Order said an exhaustive search through many government agencies and the army "to get detailed information on the death of Father Aurentino Rueda yielded no more than what we knew from skimpy media reports." Before Father Rueda, two other priests have been killed while living among guerilla bands in Colombia: Father Camilo Torres, in 1966, and Spanish missionary Father Domingo Lain, in 1974. Headlines described Father Rueda as a "guerrilla ex-priest" and reports called the others as "guerrillas poor in target practice." A Bogota newspaper featured an article on a Spanish priest reported living with guerrillas, under the headline "One to go: Manuel Perez." Catholic commentators objected to the "ex-priest" label given Father Rueda, who never asked for laicization. They also objected to the adjective "guerrilla" applied to the three priests. "They all had the vocation of serving the poorest among the poor," wrote Luis Faja, a pen name for a sociology professor at a Catholic college.
Ireland CLEVELAND (NC) - Because many Americans mistakenly believe that the violence in Northern Ireland is rooted in religious differences, they just as mistakenly assume that only bishops can end the bloodshed, Archbishop Dermot Ryan of Dublin said here. Speaking of the fighting that has raged intensely for seven
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years in the six Protestantdominated counties of Ulster, Archbishop Ryan said: "It would be wrong to say that there is no religious element to the fighting, but ... it is really a fight over political and economic issues." Despite what most Americans and many British think, said Archbishop Ray, "the violent men on both sides are not the churchgoers, and cannot be controlled by the bishops."
Karen Mulhauser, NARAL's executive director, charged that the Catholic hierarchy, along with right to life groups and legislators who feel they can gain votes on the issue, have made abortion a "hot political issue." It should be a private matter, she contended. She endorsed the Supreme Court's decisions overturning most state restrictions on aborWASHINGTON (NC) - Sup- tion and attacked efforts to unporters of liberalized abortion do the rulings. criticized the country's Catholic' "We must not forget that bishops at a press conference making abortions illegal will kicking off a campaign to elect not stop women from having pro-abortion officeholders in the them," she said. upcoming national elections. Other participants at the press The press conference at the conference included Rep. Bella Russell Senate Office Building Abzug (D-N. Y.); Dr. John W. here was one of 11 held in major Armstead, director of PreteI'm, cities. Leaders say they plan to a major abortion clinic in Washcarry their efforts to 100 cities ington, D. C.; and Bob Jones, a
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WASHINGTON (NC)-"Under torture, I thought it was worth it to die for a cause," said former Chilean Air Force Capt. Carlos Cabacho, an electronics engineer. His wife Maria Josefina, who was also tortured, added: "In those difficult moments one finds a hidden force, a new vision of what is vital to the struggle." "One feels a strong sense of solidarity with other~ undergoing repression," both agreed in an interview with the NC News Service on their harrowing experience a few months ago. They now live in Washington with their young son, Andres. Carlos, 32, was placed under arrest after the 1973 military coup against Marxist President Salvador Allende, and charged with treason for warning his superiors months before about the impending coup. During his court martial in 1974 his wife an architect, was twice taken prisoner and on one occasion tortured while their five-year-old son was left at home unattended. (Former U. S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark who attended the trials of Carbacho and the other officers called them "lawless charades" based on confessions elicited under coercion.)
Indo-China GENEVA, Switzerland (NC)A motion urging church agen'cies, the United Nations and involved countries to assist IndoChina refugees adrift in the South China Sea was passed by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) meeting here. The motion, introduced by John McCarthy, executive director of the Migration and Refugee Service (MRS) of the
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U. S. Catholic Conference, was passed a week after a similar plea was made by Bishop James Rausch, general secretary of the USCC. According to reports, large ships no longer pick up refugees criss-crossing the South China Sea in search of asylum because they are not permitted to disembark refugees at the nearest port. As a result, some of these boats have sunk because of frail construction and overloads.
in. publishing a report compiled hy a group of unnamed priests in Argentina which details the murder and arrests of priests in that country. The report was smuggled out of Argentina for translation and publication here. Since a military coup in Argentina in March, political violence has escalated and about 1,000 people have been killed, the CUR said. The institute pointed out that the status of the clergy there gives them protection not afforded to most Argentinians. The report describes seven cases involving the killing of a bishop, eight priests and two seminarians and the deportation of a priest. Most of the cases have occurred since the coup in March.
Washington WASHINGTON (NC) - The U. S. Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its July 2 decision upholding the constitutionality of the death penalty for murder. The action apparently allows 14 states with death penalty laws similar to Florida, Georgia and Texas statutes upheld in July to proceed with the executions of nearly 300 inmates. . The court recently declined a petition for a rehearing filed on behalf of three men condemned to death for murder in Georgia, Texas and Florida. The death penalty laws in those three states were upheld on grounds that they allowed judges and juries to determine which murder defendants should live or die. The mandatory death penalties provided for in North Carolina and Louisiana were struck down in companion decisions. The court also agreed Oct. 4 to decide whether capital punishment should be applied to rapists.
Rhodesia WASHINGTON (NC禄-A report by the Rhodesian Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace has described the sufferings of Rhodesia's blacks at the hands of government forces, including torture, psychological terror, killings for curfew breaking and legal repression. The report smuggled out of
Rhodesia and published in London was released here by the international justice and peace department of the U. S. Catholic Conference. Its release was delayed until the Rhodesian commission was ready to circulate it there because the commission believed the government, if aware of it, would ban its distribution. Distribution was set for Oct. 1 in Rhodesia the day Bishop Donal Lamont of Umtali, Rhodesia was sentenced to 10 years in prison on four counts of breaking anti-terrorist laws. The commission said it had been advised not to release the report earlier for fear it might adversely affect the bishop's trial, which arose out of his outspoken oposition to Rhodesia's white minority regime. The commission is appointed by the Rhodesian Catholic Bishops' Conference. The result of the denial to the majority of Rhodesia's people of political and human rights and of a fair share in the country's wealth is an ideological warfare at the point of a gun in which the common man stands as both victim and prize," the
commission said in an introduction to the report. The commission pointed out that difficulties it faced in following up complaints included lack of cooperation and hostility on the part of authorities, prohibition of entry to many areas where incidents occur and restriction of access to others, the fear in victims and witnesses of reprisals for speaking out and their despair of any remedy. "The commission 路-is satisfied," it said, "that they receive reports of only some of the incidents which occur."
Argentina LONDON (NC)-The Catholic Institute for International Relations '(CIIR) here has alleged that eight priests and a bishop have been murdered in Argentina this year and that nine priests are missing after being arrested by security forces. The recent detention by the Argentinian government of Father Patrick Rice, an Irish-born priest, "highlights the rapid deterioration of human rights in Argentina," the CUR commented
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ROME (NC) - The Catholic Church in Czechoslovakia is still persecuted by the Communist government there despite guarantees of religious freedom contained in the Helsinki agreement and the country's constitution, Vatican Radio reported here. Citing a 150-page "white paper" issued by the Swiss national cbmmission on justice and peace, Vatican Radio said that the Czechoslovak Church is persecuted as much today as it was during the late 1940s and 1950s, when suppression of Catholicism was at a peak. According to Vatican Radio, among the new forms of oppression 'are fines for and imWASHINGTON (NC)-A U. S. prisonment of priests who exerCatholic Conference (USCC) cise their priestly functions after committee has called on the U. S. retirement; various kinds of presgovernment to seek international sure, psychological and othereconomic sanctions against the wise, to discourage parents from Republic of South Africa to in- providing their children with reliduce that country to end its oc- gious education, and the refusal cupation of Namibia (South West to advance qualified children Africa) and its internal racial with religious training to higher grades in school. segregation policy. In a statement issued here, The report also criticized the the USCC Committee for Social. government - sanctioned moveDevelopment and World Peace ment, "Pacem in Terris," an orsuggested that the U. S. govern- ganization of priests considered ment bring up for discussion by "safe" by the authorities. This the United Nations Security group .succeeded the "peace Council the threat to world priests" movement, which was peace posed by South Africa's disbanded in 1968. internal policies and its occupation of Namibia. The committee also recommended that the U. S. govern"An alligator in Avocado ment "use every available means" to restrict and discourage Creek,' Florida, is entitled to more protection than a fiveU. S. business operations and investment in South Africa, Na- ",onth-old human fetus anywhere in America" under curmibia and Rhodesia. rent U.S. law, John T. Noonan Jr., a law professor at the University of California, said here. The U.S. Supreme Court has A system for self-administered abortions has been devel- determined that, until the child oped at a Worcester institution, in the womb is viable, it is "to according to Intercom, a news- be treated as a thing, as a zero, 'letter published by the Popula- as entitled to less protection against destruction than a bird tion Reference Bureau. The do-it-yourself abortion kit or a blade of grass in a nation'employs prostaglandins, sub- al park," Noonan said in an adstances which cause uterine con- dress at Rockhurst College.
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statements were well documented and I wish it were possible for every Catholic woman in the Diocese to be as well informed on the issues presented as they. Dear Editor: Because it is difficult at this Did you ever hear of a carrot time when so many drives are seed growing to be a tomato? taking place to raise money for Well ... I received quite a the PIo~Life Movement, I wish shock the other day when I heard to mak~ this suggestion. With the same statement over the all the literature available at radio. Imagine, human beings the Education Day, there was are not supposed to be a part one book which I purchased and of the human race before we can heartily recommend to all have been sowed in our mothers' homemakers. It is a cookbook wombs at least three months. called "LOVING SPOONFULS." What are we before then? I I know many of my friends would like to know. Some kind wh.o wouldn~t think of donating of animal, or vegetable, or to the Pro-Life cause would not what?? and how is it that all of hesitate to buy this unique, upa sudden, that se~d becomes' to-date and delightful party human to develop into the "intel- . cookbook. All profits from it are ligent" and "loving" people that turned over to the Massachuwe are? setts Chapter of Citizens for Now, I do think that "me" with Life. The book costs $5.95, a few hereditary marks and fea- which includes' mailing and sales tures of both my mother and tax. It may be ordered by mailfather, has been "me" and "me ing your check to Massachusetts alone" from my first moment Citizens for Life., 108 Sexton of life ... or, should I have been Avenue, Westwood, Mass. 02090. considered a naught, just good '" It would make an excellent to throw out in a garbage can? shower, birthday or holiday gift ... I am pleased to think my for any woman who wants to be parents did not think so and I up to date in her cooking and thank the Lord for that. pre- at the same time help a worthy dous gift of life and all it cause. Name ' Withheld stands for now and most of all for the LIFE ETERNAL I enjoy to hope for. That murdered baby might have been the needed genius to Dear Editor, save a rocking world. Qh! what The Rev. Andrew Greeley's a dreadful responsibility to kill talents and productivity before charge (The Anchor, Aug. 19) they have a chance to show up that "the McGovern liberal wing of the party . . . has always been and grow. o God, I do believe in your motivated by a latent shame over infinite mercy, however, the having to depend on Catholic Bible, your living Word, is full votes . . ." is, to put it kindly, of your justice for nations who ridiculous. First, Father Greeley exaggerreject you. I am afraid for my beloved America. We do not 'ates the role of shame in politics. want to be a "dead" nation and Were it potent, this presidential so many deaths accumulated and election would already have been approved by our laws cry "ven- transformed by waves of ,Nixon geance" to Heaven. Lord, Have renouncers bent on denying the Mercy. nomination, let alone the office, Marie A. Mathieu to anyone associated with that Fall River unindicted co-conspirator. Furthermore, in ~26 years' experience with various political camps. the last nine with Senator McGovern's, never have I detected any shame in needing support from any honorable perDear Editor: First, let me compliment the son; indeed, any political cause group responsible for sponsor- seeking success pursues such ing the Pro-Life Education Day support. Thus Father Greeley's at Stang High School. I was es- unsupported accusation is as inpecially proud of the women valid as his implication that Mcwho represented the Massachu- Governites represent only eight setts Citizens for Life. All their percent _of the party (at least
By Father' John Dietzen Q. What is the Church's stand on divorced people receiving the sacraments - especially Confession and Holy Communion? If a divorced person is remarried, the answer involves so many considerations that to attempt a response in a column like this would be worse than useless. Just one element, for exFOR UFE: Cathy Fonseca ample, is the fact that a person Marshall, pro - life youth must be deliberately remaining worker, says pro-lifers must in a sinful situation, which he or contend against attitude that she is morally able to get out in order for that person to as long as abortion is legal, of, be considered to be in a "state it must be morally right. , of mortal sin," such as would automatically exclude receiving the Eucharist. one-third of the 1976 Democratic The weighing of this, along Presidential primary vote was with numerous other factors, strong liberal). If Father's neutralism-in-favor- such as the individual's relaof-Ford helps elect the latter, the tionship to the Catholic €hurch, losers will be the Northeast and and the possibility of scandal or Upper Midwest, the areas al- misunderstanding by other memready most victimized by Nixon- bers of the Catholic community, Ford policy-and the areas with is obviously a serious and often by far the greatest part of the anguishing business. Anyone confronted with the problem nation's Catholic population. Hang down your head, Dom should take the matter up with a priest in whom he or she has Greeley-in shame. confidence. Charles M. Moran, Jr. This answer supposes, of Tiverton course, that the remarriage has taken place, as the saying goes, "outside the Church," without official Church action concerning the previous marriage. If the WASHINGTON (NC - A dia- later marriage was performed with the sanction of the Church, logue between Baptist and Caththere's obviously no problem. olic scholars on church-state reAs for those of us who are lations is to be held Nov. 3-5 at Wake Forest University, Wins- not directly involved in a sitton-Salem, N.C., it was announc- uation like this, we should reed here by the National Confer- member that every case is difence of Catholic Bishops' Com- ferent, and there may be many mittee for Eucmenical and Inter- aspects of a case that for reasons of justice or privacy cannot religious Affairs. be explained to anyone else. In The dialogue is the seventh in a series which began in 1969 un- other words, we ought to just der the joint sponsorship of the plain mind our own business, and bishops' committee and the Ecu- remember that God is perfectly menical Institute, an agency capable of watching out for His sponsored by Wake Forest and own interests. Behriont· Abbey College, a Benedictine institution in Belmont, North P'ole Diocese N.C. Speakers for the November Appeals for Aid meeting are to include: Bishop Orner A. RoI>idoux of Msgr. Olin J. Murdick, secre- Esk-Omi Missions, PO B~·159, tary for education of the U.S. St. Norbert, Manitoba, Canada, Catholic Conference (Usee) on has appealed from Churchill"Catholic Schools in American Hudson Bay, the world's most Society: A New Look." northern diocese, which includes Father J. Bryan Hehir, USCC the North Pole, to Catholics "in associate secretary for interna- the South" for assistance. tional justice and peace, on The prelate writes that his 40 ,"Church and State Issues: A missionaries and Eskimo cateCatholic Perspective." Dr. Winthrtlp Hudson, profes- chists "have no source of funds whatsoever in such remote resor of church history at Colgategions .of poverty and deprivaRochester Divinity School, Rotion. To add to our existing lack chester, N. Y., presenting a backof funds, our most remote Eskiground paper. Dr. Leo Garrett, director of mo mission at Pelly Bay was rethe Church and State Institute cently destroyed by fire. As it of ,Baylor University, Waco, Tex. is impossible to reach this mison "The Concept of the State: sion by either land or sea, the Biblically and Theologically per- only way to transport building material is hy air. One can ceived." imagine the expense." The proceedings of the dialBishop Robidoux notes that ogue will be published, as were the proceedings of the 1975 Bap- all donations are tax deductible tist-Catholic dialogue on the is- and will be personally acknowlC'dged by him. sue of abortion. .lumlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllmnmnrlll"nlllllllHUlllllllll'lIllllll11llllllllllllllllllllmmll'~
Baptist-Catholic Dialogue Nov. 3
Q. I have two questions that arose in a discussion concerning Baptism. If there is oniy one sponsor for Baptism, must it be the same sex as the one receiving the sacrament? Is it permissible for a Catholic man and a non-Catholic woman to sponsor a baby at Baptism? A. The requirements for a single sponsor at Baptism, according to the revised Rite of Baptism, are: (1) to testify to the faith of an adult convert, or to profess with the parents the Church's faith when a child is being baptized; (2) be able to help the parents as necessary to bring up the child as a good Christian; (3) have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist; and (4) be a member of the Catholic Church. No specific age is required for the sponsor. If there is only one sponsor, that sponsor can be a man or woman, regardless of the sex; of the person baptized. If there are two sponsors, Church law still urges that 'they be a marl and a woman, unless there's an exceptional reason to have both of the same sex. As long as one' sponsor is a Catholic, the other need not be. The second individual, however, who is designated officially as a "Christian witness" to the Baptism, should be a baptized and believing Christian. Q. I am 19 years old, have had one year of college, and am interested in finding out about entering the religious life. But I don't want to "get stuck," if you know what I mean. Where could I write without committing myself to that particular community? A. First, I'm happy you are thinking along these lines, and that you seriously intend to follow through with some investigation. You honestly don't have to worry about committing yourself before you are thoroughly prepared to do so. Nearly every religious community today is deeply concerned to give an inquiry like yours the sincerest help, without attempting any undue influence. As I have written to you privately, you certainly are aware that religious congregations or orders do "their.f own thing" much more now than in the past. You must have some tentative ideas about what kind of work you might be interested in doing as a Sister - nursing the sick, teaching, caring for the aged or the young, etc., or perhaps a more formally prayer-centered life in a contemplative order. I suggest you write to a specific group that attracts you for this or other reasons and get their information. Chances are they can give you assistance with information about other communities as weII, if you wish.
Questions for this column should be sent 'to Father Dietzen in care of The Anchor, P. O. Box 7, Fall River 02722.
Diocesan Leaders Participate
Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who organized the famous march on Washington in 1963, has given credence to the current saying that "small is beautiful." His new 78page book," "Strategies for Freedom:' The Changing Pattern of Black Protest," (Columbia University Press New For present purposes, howYork, N.Y. $5.95) is ~ne of ever, that's ~ot .the point at ish h'· sue. The pomt IS that Mr. Mct ~ s orte~~ ~reatl~es ever Conville, echoing Bayard Rus~rltten on clvll nghts
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ed, Rustin expanded upon its central theme in an interview with Robert J. Donovan of the Los Angeles Times. The black problem of a decade ago, he told Mr. Donovan, has turned into a class problem. Poor whites, blacks, and Hispanics, he said, "are all fight!ftg for their own causes when, in fact, because this is a class problem that cuts across racial lines, we should all be coming together to work for a common economic objective." Rustin has been pilloried by a number of left-liberal and radical-chic reformer!). for pursuing this line of argument and for saying, as he has done in season and out of season, that organized labor is "the only significant social force which (can) be depended upon to press the safeguarding of the social and economic rights achieved (by blacks) through protest and struggle." Rustin has not been intimidated by his critics. Convinced that he is right and blessed with a saving sense of humor, he keeps plugging away at his central theme, regardless of what is said about him by the opposition. It appears, however, that his .patience is beginning to payoff. More and more people are beginning to echo his central thesis that, in the struggle for racial justice, "blacks must have allies who share common problems and pursue common goals." A lengthy article in the Oct. 2 issue of The Nation by Ed McConville, "The Southern Textile War," is an interesting case in point. For more than 30 years, the labor movement has tried unsuccessfully to organize the 600,000 workers employed in the Southern textile industry. In recent years, its organizing efforts have been directed primarily at the J.P. Stevens Company, one of the giants in the industry. In August, 1974 the Textile Workers Union (which recently merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers) won its first election over Stevens in Roanake Rapids, N.C., a· dreary mill town of 15,000. Two y~ars later, the company has yet to sign a contract with the union. So the battle goes on.
tin's long-standing thesis, sees the Roanoke Rapids election as . VIC ' tory not onIy for t he a major cause of trade unionism but also for the cause of civil rights. "Unionization..." he says, "represents nothing less than the economic consolidation and extension of the limited legal and political gains won by the civil rights movement in the 1960s. By alleviating the poverty of both blacks and poor white, unions can allay the economic enmity which lies at the roots of so much of the South's racial tension. The labor movement's self·interest lies in aggressively promoting integration in the region." I submit that Mr. Blackwell makes more sense in this regard than many of Bayard Rustin's ivory tower critics in and out of civil rights movement. Blackwell knows from his own experience what these people have yet to learn from reading one another's articles and books, namely, that the struggle to achieve a more humane economic order will not be fought along racial lines but will be defined by broader class interests.
The Parish Parade Continued from Page Five OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK The Women's Guild will meet at 8 p.m. Wednestlay, Nov. 3 in the church basement, a week earlier than usual, due to a parish show scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT A magician, Balloon Man and silhouettes by Lillian Clarke will be highlights of the Christmas bazaar planned by the Women's Guild for 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school hall on Route 177. To be featured at the snack bar is homemade chowder and a meat pie supper will be served at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the accompaniment of organ music by Larry Maynard. Booths will include Christmas gift suggestions and there will also be the opportunity to have family Christmas photographs taken. Bazaar proceeds will benefit the parish school. ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO A flea market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in the parish hall, under auspices of the Christmas bazaar committee. Cub Scouts are holding a paper driv~ and contributions may be brought to the truck! in the parish yard. Tum to Page Sixteen
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Common Economic Woes Transcend Racial Lines
UTURGICAL PIONEER: Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, former archbishop of Bologna, Italy and a pioneer in Catholic liturgical reform, died last week after suffering a heart attack. He would have been 85 today. The 1964 instruction on liturgical reforms, a milestone among changes stemming from the council, bore Cardinal Lercaro's signature. The reform introduced the then revolutionary practices of the Mass partly in the vernacular language, the Prayer of the Faithful, and Mass facing the people. Even before the council, however, Cardinal Lercaro was in the advance forces of liturgical reform. His flock in Bologna was accustomed to hearing terms like "people of God" or "Christian assembly" long before the council opened. In 1959, for example, Cardinal Lercaro, as main speaker at the North American Liturgical Week held at the University of Notre Dame, promoted the ancient liturgical practices of an Offertory procession and a Prayer of the Faithful.
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Continued from Page One the Canon Law Society of Amer· ica, in Philadelphia. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, dioc· esan director of education, represented the diocese at the CACE meeting. As immediate past president of the .organization, he chaired a significant workshop on methods of evaluating religious education programs. He said input at the session was received from the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, N. J., the organization responsible for developing most college entrance examinations, and it is hoped the CACE group will soon make achievement guidelines available to religious educators. In other convention sessions, delegates heard addresses from Rev. Francis D. Kelly, director of religiolis education for the Worcester· diocese, and Rev. James HaWker, director for the Boston archdiocse. Total Catholic education must aim at fostering "radical change and conversion in all those it reaches," and must seek "to tum the hearts of people' to Christ," said Father Kelly. "The structures of total Catholic education," he said, "must exist to induce and evoke a change that is both evangelical and educational." Discussing personnel, Father Kelly said chief Catholic educational administrators "must be concerned for the process of intellectual and religious conversion" and must see the educational endeavor as a pastoral ministry of the Church." He said he becomes "nervous when I hear it said-even in a push for the government support to which we are legitimately entitled as citizens-that we are only teaching secular subjects with religion as an extra attraction." Calling such an assertion "a betrayal of every claim we have to be in the school dimension of education," he called for for "a total Catholic education which discovers the Gospel values and moral dimension of everything taught in the school." Impact of Media Father Hawker discussed the impact of media, particularly television, on values and made several recommendation.s: -Catholic educators should try to convey to students an understanding of the nature and power of the media. "Workshops, hand-on type sessions actually using. electronic media, are important." -Catholic educators "should employ the electronic media, particularly film, television and
video-cassette frequently and ef· fectively in class" and students "should create (Ums, videocasettes and videotapes." -"Electronic media should be employed in structuring learning systems, and possibly used as the focal point or primary medium in the formulation of a curriculum." -Catholic educators should frequently use films "that effectively deal with Christian values," that are designed "to assist the viewer to examine and clarify personal values and to measure them against the Gospel values." -Catholic educators should assist parents to understand and accept their role as responsible guides of their children in relation to the electronic media, particularly film and television." Charismatic Renewal Rev. Robert S. Kaszynski, Bishop Cronin's official liaison to the charismatic renewal in the Fall River diocese, was his representative at the Atlantic City congress, at which members of prayer groups on the Eastern seaboard spent the weekend in prayer and praise of God, hearing five internationally known speakers at general sessions and attending some 37 workshops. General session speakers were Bishop Paul Anderson, Duluth, Minn.; Bishop Nicholas D'Antonio, British Honduras; Rev. Michael Scanlon, T.O.R., Steubenville, Ohio; Dr. Robert Frost, neo-pentecostal leader; and Rev. John Randall, Providence, R. I. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington, diocesan chancellor, attended the Boston fiscal management conference; and Rev. Daniel F. Hoye, vice-officialis of the diocesan marriage court, was at the canon law meeting.
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KNOW YOUR FAITH "Father, Forgive Them"
BY AL ANTCZAK The violent story of Cain and Abel is repeated live every 10 days on Los Angeles County streets. Every 10 days a young man is murdered. His killer is usually another young man. Usually, killer and victim are practically brothers. The majority of the time, they are of the same ethnic descent, social and economic level, educational background, neighborhood, religion and sometimes belong to the same parish. "The motive for killing, if there is one, is often revenge," explains a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman. "The revenge is often for a previous revenge killing. Sometimes this killing is for no reason at all - just because the the victim happened to be where he was." By the end of summer 1976, 27 juveniles had been murdered in Los Angeles County. Young Brother Modesto Leon is a Claretian who works with gang members in his East Los Angeles parish.
By His work is pastoral, an apostolate of education, peace-and DEACON STEVE LANDREGAN most difficult of all, an aposIt has been said that the one tolate of encouraging forgivesign that could be honestly disness. played on the entrance to every The misery from lack of for- church in the world is "For Singiveness-being unforgiven and ners Only." It would be difficult unforgiving-is always percep- to argue the point. All of us are tible. sinners. Not all of us have been Could Not Forgive forgiven ... but we all can be. . Brother Hilary, a Benedictine, Theologians refer to "salvation recently worked with gangs at . history." By the term they mean nearby Our Lady of Lourdes the critkal path through human parish. He recalls being with a history that reflects God's deboy called Blackie whose friend termined efforts to reconcile sinwas slain. ful· men to Himself. Brother Hilary's challenge Far from being a God who is was to awaken a sense of for- satisfied in justice, to condemn giveness in Blackie. errant humanity, God is reflected "I could only try to calm him," throughout history as a God he said sadly. "The most I could who consistently refuses to take ,THE RUINS of a tornado-struck church and the legend do was try to recite the Our humanity's repeated and reatop a missalette page remind passersby of the need for reFather' with him." sounding "no" for an answer. Cain's words to the Lord reRevelation has as its purpose pentance, but, as Deacon Steve Landregan writes, we may ported in Genesis are evident in to make known to men and all be sinners, but we can be forgiven. (NC Photo) the troubled young hearts of women that God seeks to recongang members. "My punishment cile them to Himself. Scripture of vengeance there is forgive- reach others and move them from is too great to bear." reveals Him as a saving God not -ness for us. Not only are we rec- rebellion to reconciliation. Today and throughout the ages as a condemning God. Man is onciled to the Father through How do we know that God past, mankind has known vi- shown as a debtor to whom par- Christ, but the Holy Spirit forgives us? He sent Jesus to olence. It has left its mark on don is available for the asking. makes us ministers of reconcili- tell us so and Jesus sent the the, pages of· -history, in The message of Scripture is atiol1 (2 Oor. 5, 13), channels Church to insure that we get the Turn to Page Thir~een so clear that it is difficult to through which God's grace can message and the means. understand how we can consistently fail to hear it. Perhaps the reason is that we ll as men and women continue to see God through the prism of in the sacraments so that when our own image and likeness. By Lord, how long ... ?" (ps. 6,2-4). anybody baptizes it is really Thus it is only natural that we FATHER JOHN J. CASTELOT Christ Himself who baptizes. He continually ask the question, Verses 5-3 continue this cry The psalms are the prayers of is present in His word since it is "Will God really forgive me?" for deliverance-forgiveness, but He Himself who speaks when It simply reflects our own ad- the people of God. Composed then comes an abrupt and drathe holy Scriptures are read in mission that in similar circum- over a span of several centuries, matic switch: "Depart from me, the Church. Lastly, He is pres- stances we would probably be in all sorts of personal and na- all evildoers, for the Lord has ent when the Church prays and far more likely to seek the tional situations, they express a heard the sound of my weeping; sings, for He has promised sweetness of revenge than offer . wide variety of religious senti- The Lord has heard my plea; the ments. Many bespeak an aware'where two or three are gathered forgiveness. Lord has accepted my prayer" ness of sinfulness and a longing Not Like Man together in my name there am I (9-10). This is a recurring patfor forgivness. At the same time in .the midst of them.''' We are wrong, of course. Rev- they reflect a sure confidence tern: prayer for forgiveness folPresent by Word elation throbs with the message that the longed-for forgiveness lowed not only by confidence that the prayer will be heard but These doctrmal statements of pardon and reconciliation. God will be forthcoming. that in fact it has already been have practical ramifications. Be- is revealed as merciful and graOftentimes the psalmist's plea cause we believe God speaks to cious, slow to anger, ·rich in is aimed directly at deliverance heard. us in a unique way through sa- kindness and forgiving wicked- from some misfortune or other. Turn to Page Thirteen cred Scripture, becomes present ness and crime (Ex. 34, 6-7); But there was a strong feeling to and in the congregation, ev- God whose heart is not like a among the people that sin and ery Eucharist contains a Liturgy man's heart (Ho. 11, 9), who in- misfortune went inescapably of the Word prior to the break- stead of seeking the death of hand-in-hand. Consequently a the sinner seeks his conversion ing of bread. prayer for deliverance from the In the biblical readings of that (Ez~ 13, 23) so that he might be other. ' section, "explained by the hom- pardoned and reconciled. The first of the so-called PenIt may console us to realize ily, God speaks to His people of redemption and salvatIon and that our own vindictiveness was itential Psalms is a good examnourishes their spirit; Christ is shared by many of our Old Tes- ple cjf this: "0 Lord, reprove me present among the· faithful tament ancestors. The Book of not in your anger, nor chastise 679-5262 through His Word. Through the Jonah depicts a prophet who had· me in your heart. Have pity on me, 0 Lord, for I am languish· chants the people make God's little enthusiasm for being the Word their own and express instrument through which Is- ing: 'heal me, 0 Lord, for my LEARY PRESS their adherence to it through the rael's hated enemies, the Nine- body is in terror; My soul, too, is utterly terrified, but you, 0 profession of faith." (Roman vites, were to be saved. The reMissal's General Instruction, luctant prophet would much rather see God rain fire and de- !!!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1111111£ No. 33.) § § Weak, doubting, flesh and struction on them. When Jesus fully revealed the blood creatures that we are, the Church surrounds the proclaim- loving forgiveness of the Father, § ing of God's holy words of His ministry caused great con- § sternation because He proScripture with visible symbols and gestures which help remind claimed forgiveness and pardon ~ WILLIAM H. H. MANCHESTER, JR. ~ us of Christ's powerful although for sinners and said that God == DAVID J. RUMNEY == invisible presence in the biblical was a Father whose joy was to == President Treasurer == welcome back the prodigal son texts. * The scriptural passages and who wills that no man be William Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 should be read by the lector lost (Mt. 13,12-14). Fortunately for us, God's ways . ~ Telephone 996·8295 ~ fr.om a· large, handsome, ritual are not our ways and instead ;uI' ==1I1111111111J1I1IJ11JI1II1II1II1II1II1I1I1II11II1II1II1I1II1II1JI1I1I1II1II1II1II1II1I1II1II1II1II1I1II1II1I1II1II1I1II1II1I1I1II1I1IIIlIii E Turn to Page Thirteen
IIGod Present and Speaking
By MSGR. JOSEPH M. CHAMPLIN One of the finer homilies my partner at Holy Family, Father David Baehr, has given since his arrival a year ago touched on the question of God's presence in our midst. He captured the congregation's interest very cleverly at the beginning by citing several instances in which we can be present to another person even though not physically before that individual. A long distance, low rate, late night telephone call between two persons who care about each other is an example. In a sense we become present to one another in that fashion through the sound of our voices. A letter from me to you serves as another illustration. I become present before your mind and imagination as you read the words I have written. The following critical paragraph 7 from Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy about Christ's divine presence in our midst makes better sense when considered in the light of those parallels involving different human presences. "To accomplish so great a work, Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the Sacrifice of the Mass not only in the person of His minister, 'the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered Himself on the cross,' but especially in the eucharistic species. "By His power He is present
How Do we Know That God Forgives Us ?
II"My Son, Your Sins Are Forgiven" II
Urges Careful Preparation Continued from Page One the Universal Church on the First Sunday of Lent, 1977." "I have been gratified," the Bishop explained, "with the interest and cooperation on the part of all the clergy in attending such sessions (Msgr. Champlin, Ad Hoc Committee, adult edcation program of last Lent, Fr. James O'Donohoe), and I know of many efforts to provide appropriate catechesis which have been undertaken in the parishes. The time is now at hand for final determined efforts to present to our people the catechesis necessary for fruitful recourse to the Sacrament of Reconcil: iation. Prayerful Moment "If we are to make the celebration of the Sacrament a prayerful moment in which each penitent truly experiences the concern and healing love of our merciful God, we must ourselves understand and grasp the spirit of the new Rite," the Bishop taught. "Therefore, let each member of the Presbyterate study and discuss the revised form of the Sacrament of Penance and pray over it," urged the Ordinary. "Utilize every opportunity between now and the First Sunday of Advent to offer to your parish community as complete and careful a presentation of -all aspects of the revised Rite as is humanly possible." Bishop Cronin referred to the "careful consultation and reflection about this question (that) has been undertaken by all the Bishops of the Boston Province. Conversion Healing The Diocesan Ordinary reminded his priests: "The personal conversion and "ealing which should result from the proper celebration of the Sacrament are best realized when a penitent, with the aid of an understanding and enlightened confessor, comes to grips with the sources of his or her sinfulness and adopts a penance helping in transforming them. In this manner, too, the penitent most clearly experiences
Special Ministry CQntinued from Page One divorce and Rev. Daniel Hoye of the diocesan marriage court and a representative of the Catholic Counselling Services will report on diocesan resources and services. The needs of those who are separated or divorced are of deep pastoral concern to the Church, declare program organizers, who also state that the purpose of the program is both to manifest this concern and to solicit comments from those in attendance in order to offer more effective ministry in these areas. Father Bums Father Bums, ordained in 1950, holds a doctorate in canon law, and is a past president of the Eastern Regional Canon Law Society, of which he is presently a member of the board of governors. He has directed seminars and workshops in canon law and served on many committees in the field.
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the forgiveness and abiding con· cern of God toward him or her as a unique person.
Sins are Forgiven Continued from Page Twelve There are many divine promises of forgiveness and restoration in the Old Testament. The perfect fulfillment of those promises was to be realized with the coming of the Savior.
"For this reason," the Bishop went on, the Church, while encouraging communal celebration of the Sacrament, nonetheless has retained the individual confession of sins and individual absolution in the revised Ritual, even in the section dealing with ecclesial celebrations or 'penance services,' at which a number of penitents receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation." "In our region," the Bishop explained, "careful planning can provide sufficient ministers for communal penitential services and similar pastoral situations; therefore, the Bishops of the Boston Province have decided that general confession and general absolution can not be offered in our dioceses at this lime . . . apart from those circumstances of immiment danger of death which have always been recognized in canon law."
God Present Continued from Page Twelve book (the Lectionary), not from a piece of typed paper or out of a pamphlet. '" ·By standing to hear the reading and by their acclamations, the people recognize and acknowledge that Christ is present and speaking to them. '" We sign ourselves on forehead and lips as well as over the heart, indicating our mind is open to receive Christ's Word, that we are ready to confess it with our lips and above all, we .believe the message in our hearts. II< A procession with candles and incenses speaks silently of the scriptural passages' dignity and importance.
* The people's acclamations before and after the Gospel are addressed directly to Christ, explicitly acknowledging His presence in the Word. "Glory to you, Lord." "Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ." If we believe the Lord Jesus
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FORGIVENESS IS A NEED rising from the poverty of the East Los Angeles ghetto or the affluence of Beverly Hills. says Al Antczak. He describes the work of Benedictine Brother Modesto Leon with a Los Angeles gang whose members he tried to bring to see the value of forgiveness. (NC Photo)
IIFather, Forgive Theml l Continued from Page Twelve ruins of past civilizations. Today it fills page after page in daily newspapers. We live in a society of street rumbles, disruptions of love between husband and wife,
Pro-Life Continued from Page One dance will hear a pastoral letter from Bishop Cronin on the prolife theme. In it he notes that he joins with his brother bishops throughout the nation in "reaffirming the constant teaching- of the Church regarding the sanctity of human life." He declares that the bishops hope through the implementation of their Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities on both national and diocesan levels "to focus the total effort of the Church on the need to restore respect for life in all areas of our society." Listing the areas in which respect for life is being threat· ened as including abortion, forms of human experimentation and the trend towards euthanasia, the bishop avers, "We can not be silent. We must speak out. As chief shepherd of the diocese, I urge your prayerful and active support of priests, religious and laity involved in prolife efforts." He concludes with the prayer that Sunday will be the ~casion for a reaffirmation of the value of life in the spirit of the founding fathers of the nation, for who "the right· to life was 'among the values held in great 'esteem."
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parents and children, God and man. And the residue, the slag after the heat, is always guilt. Guilt that cries for forgivenesson a psychiatrist's couch, on a tear-stained pillow, in loving arms. God, author of nature, anticipated this tremendous need for forgiveness. Through His prophets in the Old Testament, He promised to forgive. Jesus, His Son, verified God's infinite mercy through His own life and death. With Him came the New Testament guarantee that we have a constantly re-· newable means for obtaining forgiveness. But for those who have experienced more pain than joy, forgiveness is hard to understand and harder to practice. Brother Mo.desto's young gang members found it extremely difficult to comprehend how Christ could beg His Father as He wa'i dying, "Father, forgive them -for they know not what they do." Yet, for those of them who continue to reflect upon His statement, it will prove to be their key to open the door of freedom-freedom to love, to life, to joy everlasting.
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The evangelists formulate the reaction of the bystanders rather differently. Matthew's version adds an interesting note: "At the sight, a feeling of awe came over the crowd, and they praised God for having given such authority to men" (Mt. 9,3). Why "men"? Only Jesus forgave in the actual situation. Yes, but the Gospels are interpretations of the Christ-event and are colored by the situation of the churches in which and for which they were written. Matthew's formulation of the reaction may well reflect the amazement of the early Church that Jesus' ministry of forgiveness was oontinued in the ministry of men (see In. 20, 22-23).
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An outstanding feature of Jesus' ministry was His compassion for sinful humanity. His companionship with sinners became notorious, and many of His smug, complacent patriots, who felt no need for forgiveness, were scandalized because He welcomed sinners and even ate with them, a point on which they were especially sensitive. Another dramatic example is the cure of the paralytic, whose friends had to lower him into the presence of Jesus through a hole in the roof. Before he cured the physical paralysis Jesus tells the man, "My son, your sins are forgiven"(Mk.. 2,5) and is accused of blasphemy: 'Who can forgive sins except God alone?"
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St. Anthony by Denise Despres Despite torrential rain, a recent St. Anthony High School Walk-a-thon was a great success. Without the help of the Boosters' Club, this 10 mile money-raising event would not have taken place. Student-teacher turnout for the Saturday morning project was designed to begin and end at St. Anthony High School, New Bedford. It proeeeded north on Ashley Boulevard to Nye's Lane, through Acushnet and North Fairhaven and back to god ole S.A.H. The Civil Defense of New Bedford gave the walkers support in case of an emergency and at designated check points along the way, the Boosters' Club provided the hikers with soda, pastries, and candy bars for that extra added energy. Loads of enthusiasm and school spirit prevailed as students and teachers followed the route and the words of the very appropriate school song "Keep Step with S.AH.," rang through the streets really seeming to perk up the walkers when the rains came. Within the five hour deadline, all participants returned, soaking wet, but very happy.
In Music By The Dameans SUPERSTAR
Bernie writes the words While Elton makes the music, and the melody. "Philadelphia Freedom" always sounds so good to me. Stevie you're a wonder When you're singing the perfect harmony. It's hard to believe all the love that blind man make me see.
Pope Paul told about 3,000 lively youths fr<wJ Italy's Catholic Action movement at an audience here that they must "walk in the thick of the world to meet the men of our times, and to present to them the Lord of all time." "You in your youth already know well what errors and emptiness today's consumer society produces," the Pope asserted. . He advised young people against fighting the consumer mentality with huge, unwieldy schemes. Instead he suggested that an imaginative proclamation of the Gospel is a more effective solution. "To free men from the perils of consumerism, we appeal to your young imaginations inspired by the Gospel. You know well that the announcement of the entire Gospel is by its very nature a promoter of the cause of man, provided that, if the Gospel is for man, we Christians are totally for the Gospel." The Pope also called for revitalization of the Catholic Action movement which, like many other Catholic organizations, has experienced a large membership drop in recent years.
Superstar I want to thank you for what you are. For only six ninety eight (6.98) Lord you sound so great and I just can't wait to hear you sing it Come on, and sing it. Jom Mitchell, you always pull me through when I get down and blue. Music is your calling help, I think I'm falling in love with you. Written and performed by Paul Davis © Webb IV Music, BMI, 1976
"JESUS CHALLENGES OUR COMFORTABLE WORLDS," writes Cecilia Belanger. One who accepts the challenge is Bishop Donal Lamont of Rhodesia, who faces 10 years in prison for aiding black nationalists rebelling against a racist government. He is surrounded by Africans following sentencing. (Nt Photo)
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Q. "I am a high school student and I don't want to sound as if I'm coming off better than my friends, but there's one thing that bothers me. They're always talking about what's in.it for them." I know all young people aren't like that, but it seems my friends are so absorbed in themselves that they can't think of anything else. I don't think these are the kinds of friends I need." Diana D.
A Your ,letter, Diana, came when I was reading Harper's Magazine and it fits in with what I was reading. A man was writing about his experiences with students on a well-known campus. He teaches young people who have accepted the gains of the "militant sixties" without sharing the commitment that created those gains. He asked his class what it would take to turn them on now -"Racial injustice?" Dead silence. "Sub-standard housing in ghetto areas?" Dead silence. He kept moving up and down the agenda of catastrophic needs. Finally, in one last try he said, "Would you be outraged enough to demonstrate if we started massive bombings of Vietnam again tomorrow?" Silence. In desperation he said, "For God's sake, what would outrage you?" After a pause, a girl in the front row, wearing a cheerleader's uniform, raised her hand and said tentatively, "Well, I'd be pretty' mad if they bombed this school." This is the self-oriented view
-if things go better with me, it matters not how others have to tough it out. We see it all around us. You can put your finger on it wherever you go. Few people will put themselves out for others. It's not like it used to be. Nobody helps those who help others-they sometimes tell them they're fools for doing it. No wonder the world is a mess. No wonder we spawn the cynic, the unbeliever, the misfit, the robo, the cop-out and all the others by the hundreds of thousands. If I were you" Diana, I would find new friends. With the kind you've got, you don't need enemies, as the saying goes. Q. "Is it too late to talk about the Olympics? What did you think of the Olympic gold medalist, John Naber?" Dave W. A Well, John certainly is a reminder that not all U. S. youth have gone to pot or alcohol, that there is a solid core of dedicated, disciplined youth around the country. The TV shot of John's Bible study group possibly made more of a splash among U. S. Christians than his accomplishments in the swimming pool. He's not soupy or pious; he has it all together. He puts his athletic prowess and ambitions in a balanced perspective. His aim, he said, is not to sell razor blades, but to work with people. Q. "I get awfully irritated when I read "God slogans" on vans, buildings, etc. What do you think of them?" Linda M. A I think we've all been saturated with the slogan and the Turn to Page Fifteen
It's unusual that an artist would gain fame by praising other artists, but this is what Paul Davis does in "Superstar," praising other rock musicians so cleverly that he does credit to himself as well. The song is a play on words from time to time for both names and phrases. He declares "Stevie you're a wonder" to praise the great soul star. And he plays with one of Joni Mitchell's song titles to beg "help. I think I'm falling." There is also a play on sound as he imitates the unique styles of those he describes. As he describes the various "superstars," his main goal is to offer them praise. He does not acclaim their wealth or their popularity. He thanks the artists for sharing themselves and their gifts. It is significant that he praises them for their gifts by offering his own gift - his song. A true sense of appreciation for another can only happen because of a respectful appreciation of oneself. Not to appreciate your own gift, your own talent, will usually lead to despair or jealousy of others. If you see yourself as always inferior to someone else, you will soon despair of. accomplishing good. If you constantly compare yourself to others, you may fall into the trap of jealousy. Only when you honestly see your own goodness can you appreciate the distinctness and beauty of another's gift. Even Christ commanded that we love others as we love ourselves. Once we are able to accept our talents, we must be willing to share them. What Paul Davis praises in the rock stars is not just their popularity, but their willingness to share to make others happy. Whenever you share your gifts, you too become a "superstar."
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All Cliches Are Appropriate For Somerset-Coyle Match-Up "The drama of athletic competition, the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, the battle of the undefeated in the game of the year" - all the cliches seem appropriate. There will be drama, there will be cries of victory and tears of disappointment. The victor will continue along the jour- circuit honors. The Blue Raiders are currently perched atop the ney toward the league cham- State's Division III ladder. pionship and a superbowl Msgr. Coyle-Bishop Cassidy berth. The vanquished will have a dream shattered and then cling to the hope that not all is lost. It's Somerset at Coyle! The Southeastern Massachu;setts Conference schoolboy football game that local fans have been waiting for will be played with all the forecasted appendages. The records are intact, the stakes are high. Undefeated records, the Conference's Division II title and possibly' a shot at the State championship of Division III are all on the line. Somerset is unbeaten in five contests. It holds a slim half game advantage in the chase for"
High of Taunton boasts a perfect 6-0 mark. The Warriors trail Somerset by only percentage points in the loop standings, and are rated no worse than fourth in the Commonwealth. Saturday's meeting between the two powerhouses at Hopewell Park in Taunton should be a a classic confrontation. On paper the two teams are remarkably equal. Both feature talented multi-purpose quarterbacks who direct explosive scoring units. Either club can score from in close with power or from afar with finesse.
Motivation Will Not Be a Factor This Week Defensively both schools have good size, speed and aggressiveness. In past performances their defensive units have come up with the big plays when needed. Even the last names of the head coaches at the two schools are the same _ Ed Winslow at Somerset and Steve at Coyle. The two are not related, but Steve has a little something extra to think about going into the contest. In his playing days Steven labored for the Somerset Blue Raiders and still lives in the community. Both coaches and their staffs will undoubtedly spend hours this week reviewing films and scouting reports looking for that little something that will give their team an edge. Daily practice sessions will proceed on a normal schedule. But there will
be no necessity for the coaches to spend time motivating their charges for this contest. The players know full well the ramifications. They will be ready. With the incentive to win taking care of itself, coaches will "spend more time attending to details. Their charge in the next few weeks will be to see that -there is no psychological let down. Regardless of who wins both have difficult assignments coming up. Coyle will play New Bedford Vocational, Dartmouth and Taunton over the duration of the campaign. All three are rated as Division II schools and, as such, carry a higher point value which will play a crucial factor as Coyle vies for a playoff berth.
Local Team's Super Bowl Prospects Excellent The Somerset Blue Raiders have games against Falmouth, Bishop Stang High of Dartmouth and Case High of Swansea remaining. The Clippers are a Div· ision II team, while Stang and Case are both Conference opponents who would like nothing better than to knock off the potential champion. The prospects of a local team playing in the Division III super bowl appear, at this time, to be excellent. The winner of Saturday's Somerset-Coyle obviously will be in an advantageous position. Mansfield, of the Hockomock League, is presently in fifth place and could conceivably move into one of the quali· fying positions. Newburyport and North Andover are the oth· er top contenders. Only the first two finishers in the bracket qualify. Coach Tony Day's Mansfield
Green Hornets have their work cut out for them over the remainder of the season. Saturday they will host the Warriors from King Philip High in Wrentham. The visitors, who own a 3-2 loop record, were rated a contender in pre-season polls. If Greg Myers, one of the leading passers in the State, is having a good day, the Mansfield secondary will be severely tested. Next week the Hornets travel to unfriendly Community Field in North Attleboro to meet the Hockomock League defending champions. While the Red Rocketeers have lost twice this fall, they are dangerous particularly on home turf. Then it's on to Canton. Presently Coach Paul Therrien's Bulldogs are tied with Mansfield in the league race with a 4-0 mark. They will not be a pushover. On Thanksgiving Turn to Page Sixteen
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Gerrard High by Patricia Mello Freshman ceremoniously became part of the student body at Bishop Gerrard High School, Fall River, as Big Sister-Little Sister Week opened earlier this month. Bent on initiating their understudies, seniors used "Mary had a little lamb," "Snow White," "Jack and Jill," and "Cinderella" as themes Monday through Thursday, with freshmen involved daily in appropriate activities. A Friday assembly in honor of both Big and Little Sisters concluded the week. The Junior Achievement Program currently being introduced in Fall River was presented to Gerrard students by Doug Andre and John Sharp, who talked extensively about JA at a recent assembly, showed filmstrips to better explain its purpose, and then made themselves available to answer students' questions. Gerrard's principal, Sister Elizabeth McAuliffe, is an active member in the JA program, holding the position of secretary to the executive board. She has been instrumental in bringing JA to Fall River and arranged the special Gerrard assembly. One hundred students have already enrolled in the project. Mrs. Mojca S. Integlia, librarian, has announced that the school library will hold its second annual book fair the week of Nov. 15, when students will be' able to purchase paperback books, which will be on display in the library. A second book fair is planned for the spring.
Stang High by Leo A. Racine October has been proclaimed "Respect for Life Month" by the bishops of our country. The Stang Student Involvement recently sponsored two projects reflecting this attitude. Early in October the marching band and many other students and faculty members took part in a parade at Paul A. Dever State School in Taunton. "It made me feel happy, because I made some other people happy," said Nancy Hunt, one of the organizers of the project. Mike Rymsey, a senior, added, "It was a good experience which made all of us thankful for what we are." Sr. Teresa Trayers, an accompanying teacher, commented, "The students gave of themselves, and they couldn't have put more into it." The Student Involvement Committee has also sponsored its first monthly mass of the new school year. The theme for this celebration, attended by over
Continued from Page Fourteen cliche. It's in the category of those who try to sell us goods over the telephone or song leaders who talk too much. 'Perhaps these people are wellmotivated, thinking they are aiding and abetting the cause of religion, but to many I can understand why slogans like "Try God", "Ya gotta believe," or "Things go better with God" are a source of irritation. God isn't an aspirin to try, or a condiment like ketchup or relish that things should go better with. It isn't respectful. It's a pop Christianity and perhaps theologians, instead of just talking to each other, should address themselves to this. One gets a little nervous when Madison Avenue attemps to intersect the road to Damascus or Cal· vary! Take Year Off More and more college students and even some high school students are being encouraged to take a year off from their studies. They are finding that instead of being criticized as dropouts they are, in fact, told to go right ahead with it. No longer are colleges afraid of losing students who take leaves of absence. The more students that colleges help to find studyrelated programs,' the more often they return to school. The dean of William Smith College 100 stdents, parents, and teachers, was "Unity: Respect for Life," incorportating the school's slogan for the year, "Striving for Unity," with the Respect for Life message.
explains that "of 700 women enrolled at college last year, 215 left before June and 127 returned." Why are colleges encouraging this trend? Well, George Goethals, professor of social relations at Harvard, says "La"te adoles· "cents need a moratorium from societal pressures." Students who leave have a tremendous increase in selfconfidence when they return. They study much harder - are more serious. Jesus Challenges Do you find yourself being shaken t1mt of the small world in which you've grown so comfortable? A respect~9 theologian said, "We are all living in ruts, in a familiar web of personal relationships, in well established pattern~ of thinking and valuing, habitual ways of conducting our lives, well-worn routes through the days and weeks and months and years, guided by limited and long accepted goals and ambitions." Jesus challenges our comfortable worlds, asking us to break away. Jesus will not let us stay where we are, in our ruts, if we listen to Him. So, let us protest slogans which have no meaning or bearing on our lives, let us stop worrying about being "comfortable" and let us be comforting instead. Let us not accept any one man's conclflsions for the whole truth. Since God is unfathomable let us be wary of those who say they have fathomed the very depths and have all the answers, whether it be by slogan or otherwise.
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HOLY REDEEMER, CHATHAM The Association of the Sacred Hearts will hear descriptions of the work of UNICEF and of the Continued from Page Eleven Cape Cod United Fund at their meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, OUR LADY OF GRACE, By James Fiedler ~Iov. 2 in the parish catechetical NORTH WESTPORT center, following a 1 p.m. hosDENVER (NC) - Lawrence "November Fest" will be the pitality hour. Welk once thought of calling his theme of a dance to be held by the Couples' Club at 8 p.m. Satnew book "The Square." ST. ROCH, urday, Nov. 13 in the church HOLY NAME, To Welk, being "square means FALL RIVER !hall on Sanford Road. Music wnI FALL RIVER The Council of Catholic Women .being old-fashioned," "believing The Leisure Group will meet will meet Monday, Nov. I, fol~ . in traditional values." be by the Bob St. Amour band and refreshments will be avail- at 2 p.m. today. Mass will be lowing 7 p.m. Mass, to be celWelk, a member of St. Martin .able. Chairpersons for the eve- celebrated and a coffee hour will ebrated for deceased and living of Tours Parish in Brentwood, ining will be Gene and Lucie follow. members. Speaker will be John Calif., is a religious man - to Benoit and Norman and Lauretta Rehearsals .lor a parish show McAvoy, whose topic will be judge from how often he thanks Michaud will be in charge of directed by Jim Tavares will be· "Theater and Films: Past and Cod in his conversations and his tickets. Reservations may be held at 7 p.m. each Sunday and Present." books. made by. calling 673-6059. Friday in the school hall. SSt PETER AND PAUL, He said he has been "singularA Halloween party for all FALL RIVER ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL ly blessed by God" and is "filled Woman's Club members at- with deep humility and gratitude children of the parish in grades FALL RIVER The Women's Guild' will meet 1 through 6 will be held at the tending a dinner theatre perfor- for the continuing goodness of in the parish hall at '7:30 p.m. school at' 6:30 p.m. Sunday. mance of "Oklahoma!" will meet God." Monday, Nov. 1. Miss Mary T. Children expecting to attend at the A&P parking lot on StafAnd, he declared: "If I would Hurley will be coffee hour host- must notify the rectory or school ford Road at 5:30 p.m. Wednesnot have had my Catholic trainess. by tomorrow. day, Nov. 3. ing, I would never have made it." He said that i:l1J of his books "are based on the Catholic religion." But Wp.lk was emphatic about not likmg many of the changes in the modern Cll'Jrch, especially Sponsored By Sisters of Mercy in the liturgy. He said he particularly dislikes guitar Masses. He has attended some of them, he said, and discovered that "none of the young guitarists could play the instrument." 'Polka Mass' A Mass he attended in Minnesota really bothered him, with people dancing around the altar. He referred to it as a "polka Mass." Welk was in Denver to publicize his latest book, "My America, Your America" (the others are "Wunnerful, WunnerfuI!" and "Ah-One, Ah-Two!"). His latest book is devoted to a new social system he calls his 'training and Sharing System." His method of sharing and caring involves the employer personally training and developing people by helping them reach
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Lawrence Welk thei~ highest potential. The sharing, he said, takes several forllls: financial (profit-sharing), emotional, educational, moral and social. Welk is particularly interested in helping young people to develop their talents, and points to the many young people that he has developed through his show -such as the Lennon Sisters and his latest group, the Semonski girls. "Too often," he said, "Youths have gone off in the wrong direction . . '. They should be channeled into the right direction." Welk will be 74 next March, and said he is seriously thinking of retiring. "I've had enough," he said, explaining that he has about eight people in mind who might be able to take over the orchestra. "But perhaps the orchestra is so much my invention, that it 'Won't be able to be the same under someOne else."
Sports Continued from Page Fifteen morning Mansfield will play ancient rival Foxboro. Records can be forgotten on that day. The diocesan Division III contenders for the state championship have a long road to travel. This Saturday's contest is only one hurdle that must be cleared along the way.
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