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BISHOP DANIEL A. CRONIN and concelebrants at the opening Mass of the Catholic Education Convention.

Catholic educators convene' Story and photos' by Marcie Hickey About 250 educators from diocesan elementary and secondary schools gathered on Oct. 29 at Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, for the annual Catholic Education Convention. Bishop Daniel A. Cronin and 16 concelebrants'celebrated the opening Mass, planned by a to-member liturgy comittee. Music was provided by Pauline Dumais, Jim L'Heureux, Elaine Saulnier and Kristin Voccio. A communion reflection was presented by Bill Breen. In his homily Bishop Cronin spoke of teaching as a vocation and the importance of Catholic' schools to the Church's salvific mission.

Referring to the day's reading from First Corinthians, the bishop noted that "to each individual the manifestation ofthe Spirit is given for some benefit," giving each indi.vidual a particular vocation for the service of the church. Thus, the bishop continued, teaching is "not merely an occcupation or career" but a vocation, "a gift of the Spirit by which the church's mission is fulfilled." Catholic school teaching, the bishop continued, fosters renewal and safeguards and intensifies the church's beneficial presence in the world. The Catholic school "forms within itself a community where the Catholic faith of the students is both taught and nurtured, inf~rmed

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Pope to visit Azores; Madeira in May With Catholic News Service reports Pope John Paul II will visit Portugal next May, with his trip including stops at Fatima and Lisbon on mainland Portugal, at Angra do Heroismo on the Azorean island of Terceiraand at Funchal, capital ofthe province of Madeira. His stop at Fatima on May 13 will commemorate the tOth anniversary of the assassination attempt against him in Rome. May 13 is also the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The May to to 13 trip was announced Oct. 31 by the Portuguese bishops' conference and confirmed shortly thereafter by the Vatican. Several days before, the pope

anticipated the announcement by saying he hoped to visit Portugal in May. In a Vatican interview with Catholic Radio Renascenca of Portugal Oct. 27, the pope added that the trip might include beatification of two of the three shepherd children who saw Mary six times at Fatima in 1917. The church has recognized the validity of the apparitions and Fatima is one of the world's main Catholic pilgrimage sites. The pope was gravely wounded by gunshots May 13, 1981, in St. Peter's Square. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk, was convicted of the assassination attempt and is currently serving a life senten~.e in Italy. Turn to Page II

as well as formed," preparing young people to become active members of their parishes and contributors to the church and society, the bishop said. "Good citizens for society and good Catholic citizens are formed simultaneously by the formation Turn to Page to

WASHINGTON (CNS) - A East: the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; few extra days in Iraq paid off for the crushing of a rebel Christian Bishop Michael H. Kenny of . force headed by Gen. Michel Auon Juneau, Alaska, and a Muslim in Lebanon; and the shooting of businessman as they secured release Palestinians at Jerusalem's Temof four American detainees from ple Mount by Israeli soldiers. Vatican Secretary of State CarIraq. .. B"ishop Kenny and the business- dinal Agostino Casaroli met briefly man, Tarek Mohammed EI Henei- with President Bush Oct. 31. A White House statement after dy of Rockport, stayed behind to negotiate for the detainees' release the meeting said, "The president expressed appreciation for the after a week in Iraq. Bishop Kenny arrived in Vatican support for U.N. sancAmman, Jordan, with the four tions against Iraq and reiterated detainees Nov. 3. Bishop Kenny, our position that nothing short of who represented the Catholic peace complete implementation of the U. N. Security Council's resolutions organization Pax Christi U.S.A. on the delegation, returned Nov. 5 is acceptable." The statement added, "Both to the United- States. Detainees were to come back via different leaders expressed the hope that a peaceful resolution to the current routes. The delegation, sponsored by crisis could be found." Cardinal Bernard F. Law of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a religiously based pacifist group Boston, in an Oct. 28 speech at headquartered in Nyack. N.Y., had Seton Hall University in South delivered 1,000 pounds of vitam- Orange, N.J., said the United States ins and medicines and met with should join with France in seeking Iraqi officials and citizens in an U.N. help in "restoring calm" in effort at "humanizing the face of Lebanon.. "No one can deny that foreign the Iraqi people," said Chuck forces, Syrian and Israeli, have Quilty, a delegation me.!Jlber. The bishop's effort was one of invaded the country and compromised its territorial integrity while several attempts by Cat.holic leaders to bring Christian perspectives. the rest ofthe world has done little o~ nothing to help a people prosin the aftermath of three recent galvanizing events in the Middle . Turn to Page I I

Three new deans appointed


Bishop' Daniel A. Cronin has appointed new deans for the Cape and Islands, New Bedford and Taunton deaneries of the diocese and has reappointed Very Rev. Armando A. Annunziato dean of' the Attleboro' deanery. The appointments were effective Nov. I. Rev. George W. Coleman is dean of the Cape Cod and Islands deanery, succeeding Very Rev. Edward C. Duffy; Rev. Manuel P. Ferreira is dean of the New Bedford deanery, succeeding Very Rev. John P. Driscoll.


Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Harrington is dean of the Taunton deanery, succeeding Very Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton. Msgr. Harrington's title does not change, but the other deans will be designated Very Reverend. Father Coleman Father Coleman was born Feb. I, 1939, in Fall River. He studied for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome, where he was ordained in 1964. Following ordination he served

as associate pastor at St. Kilian's parish, New Bedford; St. Louis parish, Fall River; and Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville. He served as diocesan director of education from 1977 to 1982, when he was named pastor of St. Patrick's parish, Fall River. He assumed his present pastorate in 1985. . Father Ferreira Father Ferreira is a native of Provincetown. Born January 24, Turn to Page II




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ATTLEBORO AREA Bishop's Ball directors and committe members are, from left, Rev. John J. Steakem, area Mrs. George Bauza, hospitality; Rev. Ralph D. Tetrault, assistant area director; Mrs. Harry B. Loew, presentees. (Gaudette photo)

Bishop's Charity Ball aids summer camps The 36th annual Bishop's Charity Ball of the diocese of Fall River to be held Friday, Jan. II, at White's of Westport, will benefit four summer camps for underpriv. ileged and exceptional children of every race, color and creed in the southeastern area of Massachusetts and the many other charitable apostolates of the diocese. Rev. Daniel L. Freitas, diocesan director of the ball, is assisted by area directors. They are, for Attleboro, Rev. John J. Steakem of St. 'Mary's parish, Norton, assisted by Rev. Ralph D. Tetrault, St. Mary, North Attleboro; Cape Cod and Islands, Rev. John F. Andrews, St. Joan of Arc, Orleans; Taun- ' ton, Very Rev. Gerald T. Shovelton, St. Ann, Raynham, assisted by Rev. William L. Boffa, St. 'Joseph, Taunton. Rev. Richard L. Chretien of Our Lady of Grace parish, Westport, is ball director in the New Bedford area, assisted by Rev. Maurice O. Gauvin. In addition to his post as diocesan director,

Catholic Nurses hold fall meeting Concerns relating to nurses iinpaired' in performance of their' responsibilities by alcohol or drug: abuse were discussed at the faJI meeting of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses at St. John the' Baptist parisl1 center, Westport. The speaker. was Mary Arm Foose" .RN, CCDN; and 60 mirses'attended' ·:the daylong meeting.

interested in DCCN membership may obtain information from Betty Novacek, St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, tel. 674-574 I, ext. 2081. The membership meets twice yearly and the council's gOlds are to up-' hold and foster Catholic ethical and moral values, to provide' a voice for Catholic nurses and to deepen their spirituality. .

In early October the New Eng~ Among 'council"projects is a· land Council of Catholic Nurses ~cholaJ:~,hip program open to those met in Stamford, CT, fo~ athfee-' . il,1terested'in tJegiimingor contilluday meeting themed ~'A New Life. ing education in. nursing. 6r other in Christ'." Variousethical'issues .. health care ar.eas. 1990 scholar. of importanc:e to nur~es were dis-' . ships went to "Mary Vigeant :~of cussed. Next Year's .New England New Bedford, a nursing student at conference will take place in Cap~. Cod Communi~y College, Worcester. '" and Marylee Meehan of<:ape Cod, , Registered and practical nu;~es enrolled in a master's prbgram in ' . medical ethics at the University of , Tennessee,


We are grateful to those who thoughtfully named St. Anne's Hospi· tal's Remembrance Fund.

Father Freitas is Fall River area director. He announced that ball proceeds have funded many improvements at the summer camps. They include, in Westport, Nazareth Day Camp for exceptional children, which provides recreation under professional supervision. St. Vincent de Paul Overnight Camp and Catholic Boys' Day Camp served hundreds of children during the past summer, also under professionally trained camp directors. The ball committee, with the ball cosponsors, conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and affiliates of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, is soliciting names for the ball booklet. , Any member of the organizations may be contacted to place names in the ball booklet. Ball headquarters, 4 I0 Highland Avenue, Post Office Box 1470, Fall River, MA 02722, telephone 676-8943 or 676-3200, is also receiving names for the booklet.

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WASHINGTON (CNS) - The federal laws against job discrimihead of the U.S. bishops' Domesnation. Bush said it would have tic Policy Committee has expressed forced employers to adopt hiring "deep disappointment" at the and promotion quotas to protect Senate's failure to override Presi- themselves from litigation. , dent Bush's veto of the Civil Rights Bishop Malone noted that he Act of 1990. had written to Bush Oct. 19, askRepresentatives of the U.S. bish- ing him not to veto the legislation ops' Secretariat for Black Cathol- and calling it "a fair and reasonaics and five black Catholic organi- ble effort to. protect the dignity zations also told Bush in a joint and rights of all Americans, espestatement that they were "shocked cially those who suffer discrimination." and disappointed" at the veto. The black Catholic groups noted "We regret the veto and the polarizing, partisan debate which that Bush currently is "calling upon African-American men and women helped to frustrate efforts to pass this vital legislation," said Bishop to serve their country in the Per- . sian Gulf' and urged him "to assure James W. Malone of Youngstown, these same citizens access to opporOhio, the committee chairman. "Our commitment to the defense tunities which should be opened to of the dignity and rights of all our all Americans, regardless of their sisters and brothers"requires us to race, color or national origin." The bishops' secretariat and the continue to work for full protecother organizations - Knights of tion of the civil rights of all Americans." Peter Claver, National Association The Senate failed by one vote . of Black Catholic Administrators, National Black Catholic .Clergy Oct. 24 to override Bush's Oct. 22 Caucus, National Black Catholic veto. The vote was 66-34 in favor Congress and National Black Sisof the override, but two-thirds ters Conference - called on their majority was needed. members to "become actively inThe legislation would have revvolved in gaining support for future ersed six recent Supreme Court decisions limiting the impact of civil rights legislation."

Starvation rampant in Liberia BALTIMORE (CNS) - Catholic Relief Services says "scores" of people are dying of starvation and disease in Liberia's civil warbattered capital, Monrovia. An estimated 220,000 people are "at risk ," CRS said in release from its Baltimore headquarters. Rice, the staple food of the West African country, is "practically un· available" in the city, CRS said, and what supplies are available are offered lit "prohibitive prices." The agency said that on Oct. 25 it delivered I,930 tons of rice and 41 tons of vegetable oil for distribution in Liberia by the organization Doctors Without Borders and a local Liberian relief agency. The supplies were expected to last about 20 days. "The mortality rate is rising at an alarming rate," CRS said. Doctors Without Borders reports that 90 percent of children coming to its clinics are suffering moderate to severe malnutrition. People in Monrovia are eating "palm cabbage" - the core of palm trees traditionally eaten in the lean'times,between the end of one season's food stocks and the harvest of the next crop. Liberia has been rocked by 10 months of bloody civil war which has'deteriorated into a· battle for political control between the Krahn tribe,' which dominates much of extreme southeastern Liberia, and an alliance of the Mano.and Gio tribes. . '\.... . ~. ' ", .

"Strife and chaos reign throughout much of Liberia," CRS said, with "an almost complete breakdown of social order." The agency said it is distributing food from the town of Buchanan, on the coast southeast of Monrovia, "under deteriorating security conditions." . "Working conditions for CRS personnel are difficult as much of the Liberian infrastructure has been destroyed, fuel and vehicles are in short supply, and roadblocks 'manned' by boys carrying assault rifles are everywhere," the agency said.

Necessity defense frees pro-lifer LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles priest charged with criminal trespass and blocking public access in an abortion clinic protest was freed last month after his "necessity defense" resulted in ahungjury.

Father Peter Irving, 37;' associate pastor of Assumption parish in East Los Angeles, expressed gratitude to "the one person on the jury who. did not believe I should be convicted." ·M unicipal: J udge- Richard Van Dusen declar~d.,.~. ~istrial and turped down ~ Pfosecutio~n '!lotion retry the case:',Tllejury<.had deadlocked '11- I i~JaYi~{~q4n~iction. 30~OOO The charge's:agairtst Father irv"Did you eyer s,ee 30,QOO hand,-' ing stemmedffoni a Dec. 19 Opersewn pearl beads' on a wedding ation Rescue sit-down I?rotest in gown?" asked the bulletin of St. front of a Los Ang~les' abortion Stanislaus parish, . fall. R;iver.. If ,clinic. ~ sing the "necessity deyou were at Venus de Milo restiw- fense," th'e priest's attorney argued rant for the Oct. 29 wedding fashion that commissio'r\ of'thb ~crime of sliow.sponsored-by fall River Dis- . ~respassing was justifieq to pretrict I of the' Diocesan Council of vent the significant evil of the takCatholic Women,.. your answer ing of an unborn life: would be yes. "I was praying' for mi'racle and .The fabulous gown was modeled I think I got one," said the priest by Mrs. Denita Tremblay, prin- after the trial. cipal ofSt. Stanislaus School. Her "We were extremely pleased not mother, Mrs. Sally Grygiel, working every day for eight months, only because he was found not sewed all those beads. Congratula- guilty, but because the court tions to her - and to Mrs. Tremb- allowed the 'necessity defense' to lay, who has kept her wedding day be presented," said Kevin Lane, Father Irving's attorney. figure of 20 years ago.



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On March 9 the Fall River diocese and Stonehill College, North Easton, will cosponsor a daylong workshop on labor and management to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the papal encyclical "Rerum Novarum" (On the Condition of the Working Classes).· To be held at the Martin Institute at Stonehill, the workshop's resource persons will include Father Bryan Hehir of Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Father James Hennessey, SJ, of Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, and Dorothy Shields, representing the AFL-CIO. Other local and national resource persons will be facilitators for sessions for clergy, educators' THIS 1987 photo is of Deacon O'Gara, rear, with sons, and labor personnel. Additional information on the from l~ft, James, Edward and Sean. Front row from left, program is available from either Susan, Mrs. O'Gara, Mary, Colleen and Margaret. Professor James Kenneally, Martin Center, (508) 230-1120 or Rev. Robert A. Oliveira, Fall River Diocesan Office of Education, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin pre- (Ann) Kelliher of Taunton; and ' (508) 678-2828. sided and gave the final blessing several nephews and nieces. and Father Arnold R. Medeiros Lecture series was principal celebrant and homiOngoing at Stonehill is a free list at yesterday's funeral of Perpublic lecture series, also to be manent Deacon James M. O'Gara The Mass of Christian Burial held at the Martin Institute, enat Our Lady of Lourdes Church, was offered Nov. 3 at SS. Peter titled "Restoring the Trust" and Taunton. Many priests, deacons and Paul Church, Fall River, for designed to support forward moveand deacon candidates were pres- Deborah Gorton Harding, 81, ment despite current loss of faith ent at the Mass. mother of Sister Mary Faith Hard- in state government. Deacon O'Gara, 47, died Nov. 4 ing, principal of Bishop Feehan Already heard in the series were after a long illness. He was the High School, Attleboro. Pulitzer Prize-winning Gerard M. Mrs. Harding, a native and lifehusband of Judith A. (Cabral) O'Neill, editor of the Boston long resident of Fall River, died O'Gara. ' Globe's Spotlight investigative For 24 years he was a special bct. 31. She was the widow of Wilteam, who spoke on "The Dark agent for the criminal investiga- liam F. Harding and the daughter Side of Public Service"; and Ira tion division of the Internal Rev- of the late James Gorton and Jackson, a former state commisenue Service. Ordained a deacon Maude (Smith) Gorton. She was sioner of revenue, who spoke on June 20, 1987, he served at St. 'for 25 years manager of the former the Department of Revenue last Joseph parish, North Dighton, J.J. Newbery department store on night. where his work included organiza- Fall River's South Main Street, Still to come is Professor Marretiring in 1970. " tion of marriage preparation and cus Bruce, who will speak at 7 p.m. The principal celebrant was Rev. Marriage Encounter programs. A Dec. 4 on "Civic Faith in AmerPaul Caron, parochial vicar at ica." In late January a former state wake service was held for him Immaculate Conception Church, .legislator will discuss "Restoring Wednesday night at St. Joseph's. North Easton, and a former chap- the Trust: The Role ofthe LegislaAt Our Lady of Lourdes, he was lain at Bishop Feehan. Others in ture"; and the series will conclude a past parish council president and, attendance were many priests of at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 with a presentaa religious education coordinator. the diocese, and representatives of tion by Penina and Myron Glazer Born in College Point, N.Y., he the Sisters of Mercy and other on "Whistleblowing and Political was the son of the late Edward and religious orders. Sister Mary Noel CorriJption." Mildred (Mahoney) O'Gara. He Blute, RSM, episcopal representaPenina Glazer is dean of the was a graduate of Msgr. Coyle tive for religious, represented Bish- faculty and professor of history at High School, Taunton, and of op Daniel A. Cronin. Singers were Hampshire College, and Myron from Bishop Feehan, led by Miss Glazer is professor of sociology Providence College. Elaine Saulnier. and anthropology at Smith ColAs well as by his widow, he is In addition to her daughter, survived by three sons, Sean of Mrs. Harding is survived by a son, lege. They are co-authors of "The Whistleblowers: Exposing CorrupFalmouth and Edward and James William F. Harding of Boston; of Taunton; four daughters, Mrs. two brothers, Louis and James tion in Government arid' Indus, Christopher (Colleen) Hyldburg Gorton, both of Fall Riyer; a sis- " try," published in 1989. The Martin Institute: which' of Wareham and Mrs. Michael ter, Dorothy McLeod of Middle(Susan) Medeiros, Margaret town, RI; three grandchildren; 10 opened last" wi'nter, memorializes O'Gara and Mary O'Gara, all of great-grandchildren; and, several the late speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among its acTaunton; a sister, Mrs. Matthew nieces and nephews. tivities l"s provision of public affairs







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themoorin~ Signs of Our Times Despite rumors offuture good times, especially as promised by politicians, let's look at the real signs that seem to portend the future. Banks across the land are in tough shape, including those in so-called conservative New England. Many will continue to be dragged down by quick-deal real estate speculations and other questionable transactions. Again, deregulation exacts its price. Insuran'ce companies have yet to begin their own headlong dive, but are expected to layoff personnel, cut dividends and tighten investment policies. . . The almighty dollar will continue its tumble. It will take more bucks to buy less. Inflation will increase, treasury rates and certificates of deposit will fall. The big boys will continue to jack up the price of oil, both for auto and home consumption. Gas prices will follow to keep big business well off. There will be minimum crackdown on those fleecing the little man; and very little effort to regulate big business, thus the poor will get poorer. Hard goods can expect a bleak future. TheY'will move at Christmas but after the holiday, sales of home furnishings, televisions and other durable items are likely to hit rock eNS photo bottom. The costs of medications and health insurance are expected "They who hate me without cause are multiplied above the hairs of to rise, as are food prices. Taxes will also be on the upswing, my head.. ~ .. Let their habitation be made desolate~" Ps. 68:5,26 considering not only domestic problems but the cost of Operation Desert Shield. In short, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that thiS country is in for a rough ride. It would be well to tighten belts and payoff NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS)- wassoundedbyJesuitFatherDrew omy, does one' participate in those plastic credit cards, since no soothsayer is predicting a Catholic physicians were challeng- Christiansen of Santa ,Clara Uni- abortion by using the victim's body change for the better for at least two years. ' ed to make medicine "not simply versity in California, in his talk on to heal and strengthen one's own?" What it all means is that the hardworking, taxpaying Amer- an occupation but a vocation" at "The Great Divide: Catholic Social He said that if use of fetal tissue ican is in for some very difficult days. As the rich get richer and the annual meeting of National Teaching and American Health is allowed, financial remuneration must never be involved. Federationof Catholic Physicians' Care." the poor poorer, the middle class will be stuck between the two "We are a country diviged: "Human tissue, fetal or other, and, unable to get a hand on either horn of the dilemma, will Guilds Oct. 25-28 at the University between rich and poor, the upward- shOUld not be su bject to trade and of Notre Dame. continue to suffer. Evidence of this is to be se,eq in the risi~g ." Dr. Edmund ~ellegrino, direc- Jy. mobile and downwardly des- commerce~" he said. uhep1ployment'figur~rs.It's the workingmanao9 wpII1an W:hO tor of tile. CenJer for the Advanced tined, between malrlOurished and 'McDonnell' note<l' tliahiSe' bf are being cast out into the cold. Study of Ethics at Georgetown chronically ilIghetto children and fetal tissue is governed by the UniUniversity in Washington, was affluent Leis~re Village retirees form Anatomical Gift Act, but 'Of course, there are things we can do. Let's try to get some regulations back on the books·. It's our only hope of cont~ining amongthe speakers addressing the whose every health problem is argued that tissue from elective abortions should not be considered moral and ethical responsibilities cared for by HMOs," he said. big business. . " Father Christiansen said two in the same way as organ donations. of Catholic doctors. As for unions, workers must be less demanding, cut out , "A bortion is not the act of a In a talk on "The Christian recent developments in health care frills, trim some wages and keep a sharp eye on their leaders, Virtues and the Christian Physi- - the recall of the catastrophic pro,tecto'r, but of someone abanwho are often as greedy as big business. These steps must be cian," Pellegrino said that "prac- health care bill "because ora: tax- 'do,ning her offspring," he said. ticing medicine is inseparable from payer's revolt on the pint ofwealth~ "Becl!-use abortion is an act of taken if unions are to regain their credibility. ier old people" and the lobbying 'abandonIIlent, it cannot be an act Everyone will have to trim the fat, espeCially with regard to leading a life that is wholly for'AIDS funding "as if no other. of gift.... The distribution of Christian." credit card spending and personal loans. Plainly put, all will "The Christian physician is victims were in need of care and' :abandoned, often unwanted, prophave to do more with less, cut out frills and make do with impelled to act in the interests of support" - show the influence·of·" ertycil.ll'hardlY!Je a gift." . McDonnell also said no consent essentials. Consumers will have to target their dollars, thus the sick even when it may mean special-interest groups., ~evin McDonnell, pr?fessor of . should be requested of the woman exposing himself/herself to danger, exercising clout in the marketplace. The best way to prepare for the days ahead is to be wa~yof loss of time or income, or serious' philosophy at St. Mary s. ~o!lege .. undergoing the elective abortion III Notre. Dame a~d s~aff et~lclst at.. because "her ,applause for the use quick-fix schemes offering instant solutions;The road back to inconvenience," he said. "Un- ~ethodlst Hospital III Indlanapo~. of he'r fe'tus" is comp)etely inavailability, inaccessibility, fiscal responsibility will be rocky and difficult. . abruptness, condescension, refusal lis;. spoke on embryo research. . . appropdate." . It would appear the matter IS The state could assume the role We should prepare for the woist and pray for the best. to treat for economic reasons or fear of contagion are irreconcila- easily dealt with: this is a bad busi- of "~ourner 6f last resort or disOr win the lottery.

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ble with a charity-based ethic of ~e,~s. W~ s~ould .have ?O part of. It, he said. Even If studies showed medicine." . Among obligations facing . 'that the procedure were indubitapatients, he said, are "honesty, bly .effe~tive, we are under a stron.g compliance with the doctor's reg- obhgatlOn not to use or benefit imen, refraining from frivolous, from i t . " . . But whe.? one vI.e:",s the quesfrankly unjust or injurious legal action and respect for the human-- tlOn fro~ the pOSitIOn o.f so~eity and moral vaiues of the phys- one ~,eeklllg help fo~ a ternble ~ISea~e, ~cDonnell said, the questl?n ician." PeIle/frino al!i.olisted a number ~nses: Just as one does.not part~cof "morally marginal practices" lpa~e III a m~rder by USIll~ the VICwhich he said have been embraced tim s body III the study of anateven by some Catholic hospitals and physicians. He cited as examples "working in for-profit managed health care systems, medical entrepreneurship in its many forms - investing in and owning health care facilities to which one refers patients, misleadThe Undivided Trinity ing advertising, selling and disGod; our Father, Lord ofdays, pensing medication, refusing to And his only Son, see Medicare or Medicaid patients, With the Holy Spirit praise: charging excessive fees and cutting corners to contain costs. . Trinity in One. Amen. A similar call to ethical conduct


poser ofabatldoned property" in ' the. matter of fetal tissue' he said. ';Thestate should undertake to insure the respectfJll:!isjlOsition of the remains of the abandoned whetherfe'ta1."or otherwise, and within th~\'S~ope of .th)tresponsibility I 'beli<;ve' it .is 'p'ossible to reclaim som~'tissue for other use," McDonnell said. "So long as tragedy is the principal mode of carrying out this role, ;it may be possible to isolate the fetal tissue from its source so as permit its use for experimental or therapeutic purposes." ~ Since March 1988, ·there has . been a federal moratori'um on use of fetal tissue from elective abortions for transplant research. Catholic Church and pro-life leaders have applauded the ban and urged its continuation. The ban does not extend to stillbirths or spontaneous abortions, nor does it cover privately financed research using fetal tissue.


Specialneeds adoption Dear Dr. Kenny: My husband and I are excited about the possibility of adopting a special-needs child. We worried, however, that our home might not be acceptable. We have both been divorced and have a blended family ofthree children. We've had some other problems too, but think we could do it. We would be interested in adopting a mentally retarded child, perhaps several from the same family. What do you think? - Indiana You are right that families who adopt special-needs children must themselves be special and unusual. You are wrong, however, in assuming that these families must be free from problems oftheir own. Fami:lies raising special-needs children need to be survivors. A family which has never had much go wrong won't be able to cope with these special children. In evaluating a family for adoption, a good social worker will look to see how the family has handled other' problems such as failed relationships, rejection, financial reverses and illness. In other words, having had problems does not disqualify you. Rather, your history of troubles may make you a better bet to raise a child with troubles. Research has suggested 10 traits to identify these extrllordinary families that have coped and' sur~ vivied. They are traits of"the family that can." I. Family members are comfortable with their own negative feel-

By Dr. JAMES & MARY KENNY ings. They can even joke about how angry a child has made them. 2. Family members refuse to be rejected by an angry or withdrawn child. They do not back offfrom a reacting 'or unpleasant child wondering why the child-isn't more grateful after all the love they have provided. 3. Family members will actively pursue an angry or withdrawn child. They will take the initiative, "collecting" him when he is out past curfew or forcing a "talk" when the youngster acts disrespectfully. 4. Special families focus on positives. Rather than bemoaning the fact that things are not ideal, they are more likely to notice even the slightest improvement. 5. Parents can switch roles. Both parents are prepared to do whatever needs doing. If dad notices that mom is close to burnout, he will take over. 6. The family is a unit or system. Other siblings or the extended family can fill in. The family adjusts 'to a problem rather than fixing blame on an individual. 7. The parents have self-confidence and are sure of themselves as parents. They know and act like the parents even though the child may throw at them, "You're not· my 'real' parents." 8. Parents have a good sense of

humor, able to see the lighter side even of near tragedies. They refuse to accept martyrdom as the price of parenting. 9. The parents take care of their own needs without too much guilt. They can have a good time on their own, away from the children, accepting regular evenings and an occasional weekend out. 10. The parents are willing to accept help. They can voice their own weaknesses and discouragement. As one good parent put it, "We need all the help we can get." As you see, the above list is one of parenting survival skills. The successful special-needs adoptive family is one that has a history of coping and surviving. . Check yourself out. Your troubles may be your greatest asset. Good luck in your wonderful dream!

.tBB1 , Nov.ll 1910, Rev. A. Gomez da Silva Neves, Pastor, St. John Baptist, New Bedford Nov. 12 1924, Rev. James H. Looby, Pastor, Sacred Heart,Taunton 1925, Rev. Bernard' Boylan, Pastor, St. Joseph, Fall River . Nov. 13 1924, Rev. Louis J. Deady, Founder, St. Louis, Fall River


Nov. 14 1940, Rev. Francis J. Duffy, Founder, St. Mary, South Dartmouth 1977, Rev. William A. Galvin, Retired Pastor, Sacred Heart, Taunton .Nov.IS 1939, Rev. Thomas F. LaRoche, Assistant, Sacred Heart,Taunton , 1943, Rev. Daniel E. Doran, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, North Easton . .

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I frequently get letters from readers questioning why I've written on a particular subject. "What in God's name does a discussion on celibacy have to do with family?" one asked. Well, it has a lot to do with family if that family's parish closes because of a clergy shortage.


The latest report of Independent Sector, a national organization that studies giving and volunteering, says that a "new spirit of caring" has arisen in the United States.

How Dolores decides on topics for her column But I admit the line between my topic and family is sometimes tenuous and sometimes absent. Occasionally I cannot resist the temptation to write on a topic totally unrelated to family. Harder to answer is the question, "Why haven't you written about ...?" A sampling of the past three months includes AIDS, suicide, abortion, church finances, cemetery upkeep, holy cards, the Shroud of Turin and Medjugorje. My reasons vary. I haven't written on AIDS because I don't know enough about it. I have written on suicide and abortion. I don't have the foggiest idea of church finances ana neither does anyone else. ' Cemetery upkeep doesn't grab my fancy. Holy cards are nice and

that's all I can think of to say. The Shroud of Turin and Medjugorje are both, being studied by those wiser than I so I will not presume to pass judgment on them. How do I decide on topics? Usually from questions I'm asked or issues discussed frequently enough to indicate general interest. Mostly these are simple human issues like balancing the budget or keeping in touch' with long distance grandchildren. As a family-oriented columnist, I am apt to hear more daily life questions than'technological ones. When theological issues come up, I either turn them over to theolo- ' gians or ask their advice. I make no pretense of being either a theologian or psychologist.

columns. If enough readers write about a particular issue, it tells me it's of interest and I'll follow it up. The phenomenal response to my initial column on due process in the church engendered two more.

I also choose topics that are timely in the secular and religious press. When the whole country was riveted on rescuing little Jessica from the pipe, I grasped on that to ask why we don't care that 35,000 children die ,daily of malnutrition-related causes on our planet. lsit because Jessica had a name and the 35,000 hadn't? Because families are impacted by governmental and church policies, the economy, advertising, media, education and other institutions, I keep an eye on these and write about developments. A column by me on the veto of the Family Leave Bill would, for instance, be very different from that of a business columnist. Mail determines some of my

In the final analysis, I guess the issues I choose have to" hold' a general appeal to middle-America Catholics, wherever they live. As a national columnist, this presents problems. The issues that impact New Yorkers, like the dilution of ethnic parishes, are insignificant in North Dakota, and the loss of family farms is of little interest in Brooklyn. So topics must be balanced and choosing them is both the prerogative and dilemma of the columnist.

A few thoughts on why ,Catholic giving is low ing time and money to charitable causes," the organization reports. So much for'the good news. The bad news is tha:t the average annual contribution of a Catholic household is to all charities, including the church, whereas a Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist or Presbyterian household gives $1,090 and Jews give $2,506. The study does not give specific reasons why Catholics rank lowe. est, but it does sum up major reasons why people give in the first place: The feeling that those who have more should help those with less; the sense of personal satisfaction gained; and to comply with religious commitments or beliefs.

There is "a sharp increase in giving and volunteering among most segments of society, a growing positive attitude toward commun, ity service and a swelling majority .. . On the other, hand, neither the tax deductibility of contributions , of the baby-boom generation' giv-

nor an organizational representa- talk on giving because it brings a tive's encouragement to give do parish's programs into focus and much to motivate giving. provides' an account of services Noone would' propose that rendered. Catholics are less inclined than No matter what argument is others to help those who have less 'used, however, using homily time or that Catholics derive less per- for fundraising still irritates most sonal satisfaction from giving. So Catholics. Often when done at why do Catholics rank lowest? some other time, people give more. Let's look at our tradition. Catholic giving has never been Historically, the use of homily outstanding and most Catholics time to appeal for money was des- do not have memories of a good pised. How many times did pari- custom of giving. In an era of shioners leave Mass grumbling Catholic triumphalism, shrewd because their hour of prayer was pastors and bishops raised money interrupted by a pitch to increase easily, but no single tradition on the collection? ' giving was generated. From one Understandably, pastors argue immigrant parish to another, givthat the Mass is the only setting in ing patterns ,varied and good'sys~ which to reach so many people' terns of accountability, ,were uneffectively:They also contend that heard of. homily'time is not tarnished by a Catholics also, have lacked a

spirituality of giving. Unlike many Protestant denominations, Catholics until recently did nofsubscribe to the concept of stewarqsitip of tithing. Because Protestants tied giving to the Scriptures, Cathoiics at an earlier time avoided this approach. Even today, moreover, a good homily on economics, or on money and its uses, is rare. Yet, money represents our goods and possessions, and it is only natural in the faith community to focus on stewardship and the sharing of our possessions. When all the factors are summed up, it is safe to surmise that Catholics don't give as much as others'becau'se'of poor catechesis, poor timing and failure to bring the spiritual underpinnings of giving into view. '

AI-Anon best help-'for alcoholics' families By FATHER


Q. I just read in our diocesan paper your column responding to the elderly wife of an alcoholic. Please advise your writer that she can get help in the AI-Anon ,organization. Living with a 95',year-Old alcoholic is too much f~>r anyone. She needs help for her ownre~ ,cQvery. I have been a member for six years and it has been a lifesaver

to me and many others who live with someone with this disease. The impact of this relationship on the family is very devastating, as you probably know. (Utah) A. I confess that I too easily assume that everyone is aware of AI-Anon by now. Your letter is a reminder to refer readers to it again. ' ' AI-Anon is without question the best avenue of support for families of alcoholics. Look it up in your phone Qook, or call Alcoholics Anonymous. Q. I read your column faithfully and am tired of the repetition of issues concerning marriage validations and annulmentsâ&#x20AC;˘. After many years working as an , advocate in a tribunal, I agree with

the position that there is a lack of credibility in church marriage legislation, at least for a great number of Catholics. The issue here, however, is the ability to inform people about other key dimensions, of faith. I would enjoy it more if you had greater diversity. (New York) A. I was attracted to your letter because it echoes some of my own concerns. About 40 percent of my mail deals with marriage and remarriage situations. ,While each circumstance is different, I continually wonder if the subject is getting too old? But it seems clear that for a very large minority of Catholics questions about divorce, annulment

the absolute letter of the laws guiding remarriage of Catholics.--' . If anyone has more insights on .how to be responsive to these conAs you, I don't know where the cerns of millions of Catholics, I'd, church is going with all this. Is any like to hear them. kind of tribunal process able to In the meantime, I'll keep evahandle the volume' of legitimate luating my balance in presenting questions and cases dealing not the doctrines and processes lying only with "privileges" (primarily beneath church efforts to serve Privilege of the Faith or Pauline and heal people with these critical Privilege), but often with matters spiritual needs. of justiceimd objective fact, as in A free brochure explaining Cathannulment cases. olic teachin'g and practice on In some parts of the w9rld, annulments is available by sending church leaders have acknowledged a stamped, self-addressed envelope their. inability to establish ways to to Father Dietzen, Holy Trinity decide these cases on a one-by~one . Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloobasis as we do. mington, III. 61701. Questions for this column should be sent to FaOur American' tribunals are her?ic in their efforts to abide by ther Dietzen , at the same address. and remarriage are close to the top of their Catholic conscience, either for themselves or their friends.


'. When the Meatloaf Ladies hit Connecticut the na!JIe,it takes 011 a very fine flavor, indeed. '

try came frorit a motller of two ":peoplecan be included in without minister who also works at the young children;' Suzanne Pinard.' -~too much effort. It's a project that" soup kitchen. He said the Council As she tells it, it was not an oFigi~: _c, keeps people involved every month, of Chur.ches, the St. Vincent de Th~ .~omen".all members of nal idea" but one "stolen" from not just' .during the, holidays or' Paul Society a,ild inqividual groups, Church Women United, once a .' ,like meatloaf ladies, will have to something shehadheaI:d was being Cli..~~tmasor, .month d'eliver between 40 and 60 done in another city.' . . , ' A'nd now'th~~m~atloafladies:are; :'pick Up' the ball b.ecause we seem <, two-p'ound'meatloaves to two drop,', ~!~SCO 'w , . ,." ' ; l to be' the ones.who have, hearts ... off point~: St., :Thomas Roman ~. .-l. who say we can.'t let ,these people She and a few"other churchwo- 'flO~ling tQeir;ooIl;atiiins are espe, CatholiC Church and Trinity Epis- men, tho, ught they CQuid use,' the ciall~\yelcome because the si(uacopal'Cl1urch, both in Thqmastion of the -poo'r arid homeless is go hungry." , :, ','-. :__ '" ' ~, The work'these pe6ple are doing ~ ~¡~S tOIl, ll.nd a~ St. J,Qhn's Episcopal:- idea t<;>¡help the Wat~rbury soup " A groupof.,women from'a num- ' wors'ening on, two fronts. First;, should be, made known, so that Church in'Waterbury. ,- ~: " kitchen. When they issued a call for meatloaf makers, representathere are more'~nd'moreof them, others could be inspired to add /: ~eF of sm~l~,to~n~,~~~>, .. bit. A s Mrs. P'lOar d a d mlts; . bury, Conrt., have earned the rather o This iva' busy" place; feeding tives o,f nine area churches respond-, given' the economic recessionary their ",unusual, homey-so,'urtdiIlg n,ick- some 250 hungry people a day. It is ed. climate wtIich is putting far too the meatloaf project ,:"on't solve " name, "the Meatloaf Ladies." , directed by Thomas Cornell, Sr., a , One important thing about the 'many people on the margin. tHe problem .of hunger. "But it At first mention"tbat may not - deacon, at St. Thomas Roman meatloaf ministry is that it is a And then there are the cutbacks reminds me that if everybody did Catholic.Church, Waterbury. . sound overly flattering;, but once dependable offering. As Mrs. Pin- in fedenll surplus foods and other just a little bit, we could make a big you hear the story of how they got The idea for the meatloaf minisard said, "It's something a lot of programs that aid the poor, said a difference." , By









BISHOP DANIEL A. Cronin joins members of Districts III and IV of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for their annual communion supper. The event was initiated 31 years ago by Jeannette Bauza, then and now District IV president. The supper followed Mass at St. Mary's Church, Seekonk, with district moderators Fathers Thomas L. Rita and Paul G. Connolly and 14 other priests as concelebrants. Mrs. Bauza presented a gift to the bishop. From left, Martina Grover, District III president; Madeline Wojcik, diocesan council president; the bishop; Alice Loew, Diocesan Church Community chairperson; Mrs. Bauza.

Letters are welcomed but the editor reserves the right to condense or edit, if deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and include a home or business address. They do not necessarily express the editorial views of The Anchor.

Salvation Dear Editor: At our Legion of Mary retreat, Father Dagnoli, SSCC., spoke about the gift of salvation. Although"salvation is a free gift from God, it is not a guarantee of eternal life. We must work out our salvation by being faithful to the commandments of God and ofthe church. Only when we conform to the will of God do we merit heaven. In the chapel of the Family Life Center in North Dartmouth, we are always inspired by the saying on the front of the altar: "Learn from me and find peace of soul." We should thank God for the gift of salvation and then live to merit it. Alice Beaulieu New Bedford

Daily Readings Nov. 12: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:16; Lk 17:1-6 Nov. 13: Ti 2:1-8,11-14; Ps 37:3-4,18,23,27,29; Lk 17:7-10 Nov. 14: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:16; Lk 17:11-19 Nov. 15: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25 Nov. 16: 2In 4-9; Ps 119:12,11,17-18; Lk 17:26-37 Nov. 17: 3 In 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8 "Nov. 18: Pry 31:10-13,1920,30~31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15,19-20

God's goodness Dear Editor: At this time of year I am always reminded ofthe psalm which states, "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord." Fall with its bountiful harvests of rich golden pumpkins and squash and flaming apples seems to scream that God indeed is good. The roadside scenery offers particularly beautiful reminders of God's kindness and goodness. One morning recently while attending daily Mass the responsorial psalm was the above favorite of mine. As I envisioned fall's beauties, my companion was tapped on the shoulder by a little boy who proudly handed her a gift, a red and gold maple leaf. Hesmiled up at her and was obviously delighted by the response to his gift. Even as this scene was being played out before my eyes, we in the congregation continued to respond, "The earth - is full of the goodness of the Lord." The words caught in my throat because I knew that I was surely witness to his goodness in the little boy with the leaf. Jean Quigley . Rehoboth

Letter to Bush Dear Editor: Pax Christi of Southeastern Massachusetts has sent the follow-

ing letter to President Bush. We urge Anchor readers to send similar letters, signed by themselves, friends and family"members. Veterans' Day, which commemorates the end of World Wars I and II, would be an appropriate date on . which to express a desire to end the Gulf crisis. Dear President Bush: We the undersigned protest U.S. military intervention in the Persian Gulf and question the morality of our current involvement there. Although we condemn the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait of August 6, 1990, and do not question the intentions of people who wish to deter a war by a show of force, we feel that the U.S. did not allow time for U.N. sanctions to take effect and did not use that body effectively as a vehicle to negotiate a settlement. Likewise, we feel that the presence of 240,000 fully-armed soldiers is more in the nature of an offensive force than a deterrence force. Sending massive numbers of soldiers and issuing ultimatums and public lectures are poOl: substitutes for negotiations. We also ask whether U.S. national security interests are really at stake in this conflict, or whether we have deployed a military force to guarantee the free flow of oil to the U.S., a nation which already consumes a vastly disproportionate share of the world's resources. To protect our oil interests and our lifestyle by threatening inrio-

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war ominously stirring in our land to silence the voice of moral responsibility required of peoples who pride themselves on the rights of citizen participation. Pax Christi of Southeastern Massachusetts

cent lives with a bloodbath cannot be justified. While we strongly condemn the taking of hostages by Iraq and the withholding of water and necessary supplies from U.S. embassy personnel in Kuwait, we nonetheless deplore a blockade of food, medicine and other humanitarian aid that uses innocent civilians in Iraq and Kuwait as pawns. Most seriously, we wish to u"nreservedly condemn the suggestion that has been raised in this country that if the Iraqi government resorted to the use of chemical weapons, the appropriate U.S. response would be the use of nuclear warfare. Even ifchemical weaponry were utilized, such a tragedy would only be. made infinitely worse if the response of the U.S. government were to be one of equal inhumanity. We cannot, as a people committed to ethical and international standards, acquiesce in any military action that would compromise our moral integrity. Nor can we allow the winds of

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BISHOP CRONIN and Father Degagne gather with students following the closing Mass of the NECCA symposium. (Rosa photo)

CAMPUS MINISTERS Sister Suzanne Beaudoin, S.S.Ch., Bristol Community College, and Sister Madeleine Tacy, GP, SMU.

ELECTED TO NECCA, positions were SMU students Lucia Piazza, public relations; Margaret Sylvia, vice president; Anne Marie Barton and Treacy Herman, Fall River diocesan representatives.

DR, DIESCHO helps students and Sister Madeleine Tacy, right, with last-minute preparations for a Halloween costume dance.

"Harvest of Justice" was the theme cultivated by SMU student planners for the eighth annual symposium of the New England Catholic Collegiate Association, held Oct. 26 to 28 at Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth. NECCA, a student-run organization, was formed in 1982 as a regional association of Catholic campus ministries. A committee of SMU students headed by symposium chair Margaret Sylvia and S MU campus minister Father Richard Degagne, who is NECCA's spiritual advisor, planned the event after SMU was selected as 1990 host campus at last year's symposium at Regis College. . Hosting the symposium provided "a good opportunity [for students] to become more involved through _ the community here with Catholics our own age enthusiastic about their faith," said Ms. Sylvia. About 100 students from New England colleges turned out for the event, which began Friday evening with a concert by Christian music artist Jon Polce. Following the concert, SMU campus minister Sister Madeleine Tacy, OP, led students in a prayer service reflecting on the theme "Who is my neighbor?" Bishop Peter Rosazza of Hartford, Conn., NECCA's episcopal advisor, presided at a Saturday morning service which included a reflection entitled, "Lord, when did we see you?" presented by six SMU students. In his talk, Bishop Rosazza recalled that "J on Polce told you last night that faith is 'realizing, sensing, believing that God loves you deeply.: If you want to see God, look in the mirror." . From this idea flows "the solidarity we have as human beings," he said. "I am my brother and sister's keeper." The bishop told the students, "Don't worry about your numbers; it's commitment that's important. Keep your ideals high.. .love the . church and make it the best possible church it can be." Keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Diescho told his listeners, "I bring you an understanding from the other side of the world." The Columbia University Fulbright scholar is a native of Namibia, the son of peasant parents. He received his elementary and secondary education at Catholic village schools and earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in law and political science from Fort Hare University in South Africa. As a student, he was active in anti-apartheid movements and later, while working for a diamond mine company, helped, organize a workers' union. In his speech, Dr. Diescho pointed out that ending of the Cold War and emergence of a new world order provide an opportunity to establish a more just politica:I, economic and social system worldwide. The new order must be one of "love, compassion, self-determination" with "parity, dignity and respect for everyone," he said. A just society, he noted, was

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Joseph Diescho talks with students following his presentation. "defined by one great philosopher that the" American way" has preas [one in which] you would want vailed; but capitalism, as practiced to live regardless of the position in the Third World by First World nations, "is not necessarily a posiyou would have in it." A fundamental hindrance ofjus- tive thing." South Africa, where 10 percent tice is "lack of communication and understanding" between peoples, of the population, the white minority, controls the resources, is a Dr. Diescho asserted. People in Third World nations "microcosm of what the United have preconceptions about the States is to the world": one counUnited States - "most of them try using 60 percent of the planet's negative" - just as Americans resources, Dr. Diescho asserted. have preconceptions about them, He said that people in his native he said.. village have' no concept of some To illustrate, 路the speaker jok- being rich while others are poor. ingly recounted that he did not What one has belongs to all, he know what kind of reception he said. would receive upon arriving in ~'Why does the world have to be America for the first time. either communist or capitalist?" "I thought I would be 'busted' he asked.' "What about other upon arrival at the airport - I cultures?" expected to be met by the CIA," he There is an African proverb, he said. said: "When two elephants fight, Getting to know Americans the grass suffers." helped him dispel the stereotype of It is amended: '''When two eleU.S. citizens as bullies. "I have met phants embrace, the grass also people as sensitive, wonderful and suffers." compassionate as my own parents The only time the grass doesn't and the people in my village," he 'suffer, the speaker explained, is said. "when the elephant does some"Connectedness'! is the key, he thing else with his behind!" said. "We are all one human Dr. Diescho summed up: "Peofamily." ple are suffering. We need a new When people talk, they learn [system] ... and I see in you peoabout one another; "they com- ple who can help in the future." municate, they connect," said Dr. He called his listeners to be Diescho. "pioneers of justice." Humanity is "a complex entity," The world can be transformed he continued. "We live with fear, by the "revolutionary concept" that prejudice, bias ...[but] we also "we are all God's children," he love, and seek an understanding of said. one another." "The moment you say to another The past year has seen "an evo- person, 'you cannot sit there, that lution of rising expectations all is my place,' there is no justice. .. over the world" as nations were Dr. Diescho emphasized. Justice swept by political a'nd social is "a willingness to sit anywhere in change, the speaker said. A world the room regardless of where your divided between the United States [assigned] seat is." and the Soviet Union - an unjust What is needed, said the speaker, order - has come to an end, he is an attitudinal change. noted, asking "How could there "We need leaders who will cherhave been a just world when only . ish not wealth but people; a vision two [nations] decided the fate of that God alone has command of everybody?" life," he said. "We cannot prepare . "hi the law of the jurgle - sur- for peace by building destructive vival of the fittest - the hunters arsenals." glorify themselves," said the speakDr. Diescho concluded, "Before er. "When one-eighth of humanity I claim my space in this world, I is setting the rules and deciding need to know that you have a place what history is, they, too, glorify also... themselves" - to the detriment of "You are my brothers and sisthe rest of humanity. ters: that is justice." Black people, for example, "have * * * * always been marginalized," he said. "Thus says the Lord. ../ have "We don't hear about their contri- made my decree and willnot relent; butions to society and history ... because they have sold the virtuthey are shut out of the framework ous man for silver and the poor which determines what you know." . man for a pair of sandals, because He cautioned that a new order they trample the heads ofordinary which again excludes the Third people and push the poor out of World from decisionmaking will their path." - Amos 2:6-7 be no more just than the old order. The symposium's afternoon proAs the Cold War ends, it is said

annual symposium at.SMU and Sister Suzanne Beaudoin, gram offered presentations on teachings aren't well-known is "membershi,p [in the church] withS.S.Ch., of Bristol Community social justice issues. College, presented "Justice in the Speakers were Sisters Patricia out conversion," the speaker said. Conversion, he explained, is an World," a discussion of church McCarthy, CND, and Ann Welch, social teachings and stewardship RSM, both of Providence, who experience of God's love that is a of Earth. discussed, respectively, "Nonvio- call to a new way of life which Church social teachings are based lence: a Call to Be Christian" and upholds "the sanctity of others." on commitments to "humanization "Politics of Peace"; 1990 SMU "Part of the 'secret' " said Father oflife" and worldwide justice, said graduate Tony Pimentel, on the Costa, is translating faith expeSister Tacy. topic "Ethics of World Econom- rience into "how I operate in the . "We are called to continue the ics"; and Father Joseph Costa, world. Once I have experienced work of creation," she said. The director of St. Vincent's Ho'me for God's love, I cannot help but look "dominion" humanity was given Children in Fall River and founder at [others] differently, as they too over Earth (Genesis I:28-30) was a of the Southeastern Massachusetts are objects of God's love." call to responsibility, not permischapter of Pax Christi, a Catholic Without conversion, "of course sion for "exploitation and abuse." organization which promotes there is a secret, because there is no The teachings are intended to peace, whose topic was "Catholic recognition ofthe link between me heighten consciousness about inTeachings on Social Justice: Our and God and me and other people." equities such as the situations Tony Best-Kept Secret." Father Costa discussed the Pimentel described, Sister Tacy Pimentel, who studied interna- Scriptural basis of the "Catholic tional marketing at S M U and trav- ethic" which promotes the sanctity continued. The West "destroyed the economic, soCial and cultural eled to Kenya last December and of life and its relevance to social system of Africans and made them January to research multinational justice. Church social teachings, corporations in that nation, dis- including papal encyclicals on jus- dependent on the First World for cussed the conflict which may arise tice and the social order beginning things they could have produced themselves." between ethics and economics and with Rerum Novarum (On Capital how it can amount to exploitation and Labor) in 1891, perpetuate the As a practical application of the of Third World nations by large idea that "social justice is a conteachings, the presenter suggested, corporations. stitutive element of faith," said "We need to examine our own When he asked why ethics and Father Costa. lifestyle. We have become a throweconomics are sometimes at odds, He encouraged his listeners to away society that feels we have an respondents offered that "differ- ""be part of the education and forunlimited right to [the world's] ent countries may have different mation of yourselves and others" resources." ethical standards" and that the regarding social justice. Realize that "How you live has profit motive can sometimes dis"Educate yourselves about an effect," she said. "Make your tort views of right and wrong. Scripture," he said. "The tradition first crusade your own heart, your "Ethics may get in the way of already exists. Learn about the own attitude, your own lifestyle. getting the money you want," said church and its teachings." Are you a strain on resources? Do one student. ' He also suggested they become you recycle what can be recycled?" Pimentel detailed two corporate informed about such issues as "We 'are not all guilty, but we cases as examples of unethical bus- , economics, 'the environment, right are all responsible," Sister Tacy iness practices and showed a video to life, war, and rights of developconcluded. he and classmates made in Kenya ing nations. which documented instances of Finally, he said, "you must act. * * * * exploitation. In one case a battery Never underestimate individual "He who sows sparingly shall company distributed protective actions. Begin to make a statement reap sparingly, and he who sows masks and gloves to visitors but in your own sphere of influence. bountifully will reap bountifully. did not require native workers to There are global issues and there' Everyone must give according to wear them. are local issues. Injustice is just what he has inwardly deCided; not The management's explanation around the corner in our own sadly, not grudgingly, for God was that "the Africans were un- communities." loves a cheerful giver. . .A s it is comfortable wearing them," PiFather Costa concluded, "Once written: 'He scattered abroad and mentel said skeptically. there is a link between our profes- ,gave to the poor, hisjustice endures Workers at a furniture factory sion of faith and our way of living, forever.' " - 2 Corinth. 9:6-7, 9 made under a dollar a day, he there is no longer a secret but an At a Saturday evening banquet, added, noting that during his trip obvious statement about who we the NECCA executive board prehe didn't see a single African in a are as a church. The church is corporation management position. linked to social justice, peace, sented Jim Zeigler service awards to Tracy Kavanaugh of Dartmouth "The companies are there for the reaching out to the poor." College and Michael Racine, an cheap labor," he said. * * * * SMU alumnus now at St. Mary's "When one has a great deal The African continent has some Seminary, Baltimore. of the most naturally rich coun- given him, a great deal will be Racine was nominated by S M U tries in the world, Pimentel con- required of him. " - Luke 12:48 Catholic Student Organization oftinued, with resources including Following the speaker sessions, ficers who noted that he was active diamonds, gold, copper and zinc. students held NECCA elections, in the organization, worked with But the countries are poor because then took part in workshops deunderprivileged students during "foreigners own everything." signed to offer practical suggessummers, and was also a lector In conclusion, Pimentel main- tions for social justice outreach. and religious education teacher. tained that "Businesses that act Father Costa presented "Pax The award, which memorializes ethically can prosper." It's a matChristi on Your Campus"; Sister a NECCA organizer who died of ter of "creating ethical business Judy Soares, RSM, of Amos House cancer in 1984, recognizes persons practices based on moral values... in Providence, "Ways to Feed the who exemplify selflessness, caring, [and] educating ourselves and the Hungry"; and Kate Brandley of compassion and appreciation of public about what's going on. BeBishop Feehan High School, "Vol"the dignity and beauty of. all cause eventually we'll be the peo- unteer for the Best Year of Your persons." ple running things," he told the Life." * * * * students. Campus ministers Sister Tacy We've Got a Secret Teachings on social justice are "one of the best-kept secrets in the church" - at least in the United States, Father Costa told students. The reason? In the United States, he said, "religion has been privatized." Dedication to the principle of separation of church and state ensures religious freedom but also makes people wary of sharing something they have concluded through faith. "If you were to ask a Catholic from Poland or Brazil what the church is all about," social justice would immediately come to mind, Father Costa said. Another reason church social

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Ps 103:6 Bishop Daniel A. Cronin celebrated the symposium's closing Mass on Sunday morning. He told students that the social ills they had discussed during the weekend "cry out for a Christian response which is based on the message of the Gospel and the teachings of the church." "If we believe that we are all created in the divine image, then we must recognize that image in others," he said. "And should that image be distorted through poverty, -ignorance, or the lack of , basic human needs, it is the duty of those whp share in the divine life


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a reality in our world," he concluded. During the Mass, Father Degagne installed the new officers of the six-member NECCA executive board. SMU students Margaret Sylvia and Lucia Piazza were elected to the positions of vice president and public relations coordinator, respectively. Also, two representatives were elected by each diocesan group, with SMU students Treacy Herman and Anne Marie Barton selected for the Fall River diocese.






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29 seniors and 19 faculty mem- seniors are already signing up for bers from Bishop Stang High the next such retreat, scheduled School, North Dartmouth, recently for MilJ:@__ , attended a retreat themed "JourSenior Erin Hayden and math ney," which invites participants to , teacher Pauline Johnson have been examine their relationships with nominated as Tandy Scholars in a Christ and each other. program promoting academic exA six-member student retreat cellence. team had been planning the pro- -- Nominees must be top mathegram since last summer, and stu- matics, science or computer science dents delivered some of the talks. students or teachers and must be Theretreaiilnts prayed and talk- in the top two percent of the senior ed into the wee hours of the morn- class. All nominees receive certificates ing as four juniors accompanied them to serve meals and provide of achievement; 100 student and other sgvi.fes,. 100 teachers nationwide will receive Retreat coordinators report that scholarship and cash awards.

Bishop Feehan Six students from Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, competed in a recent South Attleboro Lions and Lionesses speech competition. Speeches were themed, "If I could change one thing in the world, it would be..." Senior Colleen Kelly, who spoke on religious persecution, and Lisa Rowe, whose topic was greed, will represent the clubs in state competition. Each received a $100 savings bond. Runners-up and recipients of

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$50 savings bonds were Jennifer Clancy, Nicole Tritta, Michelle Kirker and Eric Hopkins. The next level of competition will take place Nov. 26 at Feeh~ , The- students are coached - by oral communications teacher Donna LaCivita. The Feehan marching band, has successfully competed in four regional competitions. At the Winthrop Regional, the band took first place and a bronze medal and also received prizes for best music, best percussion, best colorguard and majorettes, and best drum major. The band again earned first place and a bronze medal at the Feehan/Mansfield Regional and was cited for best percussion and best colorguard and majorettes. At'the Andover Regional the band placed second and received a bronze medal and an award for best colorguard. The band repeated a second place finish with a bronze medal at ' the Dartmouth Regional, where Feehan contestants were cited for best drum major and best percussion.

Last month students at St. John the Evangelist School, Attleboro, were encouraged to write to servicemen and women in Saudi Arabia. Return letters are arriving each day and are posted on the cafeteria bulletin board.

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STUDENTS AT St. Joseph's School, Fairhaven, take turns autographing a red, white and blue kite that flew with 49 others over: the Washington Monument as part of the Veterans' Day program of the No Greater Love Organization. The organization, which is sponsoring Operation Brave Heart, has launched the kite-flying program to let U.S. servicemen in the Middle East know they are remembered at home. St. Joseph's School, which has been participating in the Operation Brave Heart letter-writing campaign to the servicemen, was chosen to represent Massachusetts in the Veterans' Day program. Arlene Paiva, Operation Brave Heart coordinator at St. Joseph's, said she was told th~ St. Joseph kite will be flown by a relative of a serviceman aboard the USS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship deployed in the Middle East.

In mock elections conducted Nov. 2 by the student government of Bishop Connolly High School, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Continued from Page One students voted in state-wide races, of our children's conscience and including both states' Question 3. Catholic identity," he continued. For Massachusetts, 35 percent Catholic teachers' participation of students and faculty cast balin the church's saving mission "is lots, reelecting John Kerry to the the means by which you are the Senate and sending Silber and salt ofthe earth, of which our Lord Clapprood to the State House. speaks in today's Gospel," said - 27 percent of eligible students As' salt preserves Bishop Cronin. and faculty members turned out and flavors food, teachers preserve, for Rhode Island balloting. They and nurture the good safeguard reelected Claiborne Pell to the already present in their students" Senate and Ron Machtley to the and "bring out even greater good House. As in real life, Sundlun in them. unseated DiPrete in the governor's Continuing on the Gospel theme race. the bishop added, that teaching is Special awards were presented Coyle-Cassidy High School Peer also "the means by which you are during an All Saints Day Mass. Leadership program is entering its the light of the world, enlightening The Harvard Book Award, given second full year. The program is the minds of our children with the to an outstanding student who as a designed to inform stude'nts at the knowledge of faith and shining junior demonstrated leadership and Taunton school, as well as younger upon the hearts of our children high character, was given to Por- pupils, about the dangers of subwith the light and warmth of sha Ingles. stance abuse'. Christian love." Philip Nadeau received the The group's 32 members have' "Your daily task of teaching," Bausch and Lomb Award for an been attending workshops and the bishop concluded, "is the means outstanding science student. planning their agenda for the year. by which the reign of God advanMichael Nasser was recipient of Faculty moderators are William ces and transforms our world in a the Holy Cross Book Award for a路 Tranter and Jphn Flynn. Execumore just and Christian reality. It student who as a j,unior demon- tive board members are seniors starts in your classrooms, with one strated outstanding scholarship and Christopher Alves, Laura Brennan, . child, with each child, as you nurservice to others. Marie Foley, Sean Gaffney and ture and form his or her precious Eighth grade students from Heather Rogers; juniors Bruce gift of faith. Catholic schools in Fall River Lynch and Neil Morrison; and joined the Connolly student body sophomore Jessica Wronski. Workshops in the All Saints Day Mass and The convention offered 18 work* * * * spent a lively afternoon participatThe school has launched its shops on topics ranging from'classing in academic activities and annual Pine Street Inn drive; which room activities and curriculum demonstrations. collects items such as toiletries and development to learning disabiliFathers James M. Krupa and winter clothing for homeless men ties and problems of children from John P. Murray were principal and women at the Boston shelter. dysfunctional families. celebrants at a funeral Mass for The items will be delivered to the In a lively presentation entitled Thomas Keyes, '84, the son of Mr. shelter for Thanksgiving. "What, So What, NOW What?", and Mrs. Ed Keyes of the ConContributions of winter clothing Kathie Barboza, principal of St. nolly faculty and coaching staff. are. welcomed; contact persons at Jean Baptiste School, Fall River, Members of the Jesuit commun- the school are Anthony Nunes and used music, skits and arts and ity, faculty and students partici- Michael Cote, faculty coordina, crafts to discuss education as a pated in the Mass. . All Connolly alumni are invited tors, and Sarah Funke, student . process of "discovering and arriving at a new place." to the quarterly meeting of Con- coordinator. The .process itself can be relinolly Contacts, from 5 to 7 p.m. gious even if the subject matter is Nov. 13, an infurmal afte~bu~ not, she said. iness-hours gathering which fea"Education is a human activity tures a guest speaker or other of ,leading out,''' she said. As "an activity.

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As part of the Performing Arts Student Series, SJ E students saw a performance of "Taino," a multicultural musical program, last month and a performance by folk dancer Ira Bernstein Nov. 7.

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Students are continuing outreach to the sick and elderly by sending personal cards and letters. Grade 8 students sent Halloween cards and grade 7 students are sending Thanksgiving wishes.

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Children and their families will participate in a communal fast~ giving up snacks or a meal-on Nov. IS. Food money will be donated to Catholic Relief Services. Goods donated to schools food baskets will be divided, between the' parish St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Food and Friends Soup Kitchen for Thanksgiving distribution.



expression of the human quest for transcendence, all education is religious." Ms. Barboza adapted the "What, So What, NOW What?" model from a substance abuse education program called Quest. Despite its focus on substance abuse, the speaker said, the program deals with "skill-building, virtuous living, living the beatitudes." . Applied to the education process, she explained, "what" refers to the knowledge and experience each student brings to the classroom; "so what" to the studentteacher interaction in which the child integrates new learning into his own understanding and attitudes; and "NOW what" to the child's use of his new knowledge. The task of the Catholic school teacher is to impart skills for Christian living, such as responsibility, self-discipline, self-respect and morality, said Ms. Barboza. She suggested that educators foster cooperation rather than competition, which "breaks community." Also, she said, good education includes dialogue: "talking and listening on the part of everyone in the room." The process of education is "religious" when the educator "makes present the Christian story and the Christian vision" and the child is then invited "to appropriate the Christian story into his or her own life story," said Ms. Barboza. She concluded her presentation with a song, "Christ has no body now but yours." The religious educator, she said, must "put your own sellrch for God at the disposal of anyone who would like to join you in the search but doesn't know how." Dream It, Achieve It Amelia Cabral, RN, of the Greater New Bedford Community

Health Center, offered 10 components to building self-esteem and becoming a winner in a workshop entitled, "If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It." "Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy: a person usually gets what he or she actively expects," said Ms. Cabral, who played a relaxing audiotape of the sound of the s~a as background to her presen,tatlOn. She told listeners to "learn to stay relaxed and healthy," to "get excited about your dreams, set specific goals and share your goals and dreams with other positivethinking people." . S he also urged that all take 15 or 20 minutes each day "just for 'me' - even if you have to pencil it in in your appointment book'" Ms. Cabral, who works with AIDS patients, noted' that low self-esteem is a factor in fostering the lifestyles which eventually cause victims to contract AIDS. "We must learn to foster becoming winners in ourselves and in others," said the presenter. "Say yes to the endless possibilities in life. You were not meant to understand your life-you were meant to live it!"

Too much shelter VATICAN CITY (CNS) Seminaries fail to teach priests to be sensitive to the struggles and culture of parishioners, said bishops from India and Sri Lanka during the world Synod of Bishops. Seminaries often provide too much sHelter from the outside world, said Archbishop Casimir Gnanadicfc:am of Madras and Mylapore, India. Bishop Don Sylvester Wewitavidanelage of Galle, Sri Lanka, said that in his country, where most people are Buddhist or Hindu, the people have incorporated their culture into their faith, but priests often seem like foreigners.


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icy be backed, Cardinal O'Connor Continued from Page One trated by protracted warfare and asked. "To see a restructuring of alliances at the expense of Israel?" violence," Cardinal Law said. Los Angeles Archbishop Roger '''Allocation of blame is not the M. Mahony condemned 'the kilpoint," he added. "What is important is to stop the bloodshed, to ling of 21 Palestinians at the Temrestore peace and to give the Leb- ple Mount but defended "the right' anese people the opportunity to of Jews to worship in peace at their rebuild their country free of for- sacred shrine." Earlier the archbishop, head of eign domination." Cardinal John J. O'Connor of the U.S. bishops' International New York defended Israel, against Policy Committee, in a letter to the U.N. Security Council con- Israeli Ambassador Moshe AralL demnation of Israel's role in the had urged Israeli cooperation with Temple Mount incident as a show the UN investigation into the inciof continued world solidarity that dent. The letter was written before started with the pressure against· Israel said it would not cooperate with the U.N. inquiry. Iraq. "I don't like the timing" of the resolution, Cardinal O'Connor added. "Suddenly thewhole world VATICAN CITY (eNS) - Pope seems mad at Israel. It's too coin- John Paul II praised Poland's sencidental." ate for giving preliminary approCardinal O'Connor suggested val to legislation banning abortion he and some other church leaders and urged his homeland to put a had been supporting U.S. Persian definitive end to the "tragic" pracGulf policy with some reluctance, tice. The pope said that a 19561aw and that the action against Israel legalizing abortion was .imposed made their support more question- on society and has "left many ugly able. . . in, people, in consciences "To what end" should U.S. pol- . and in social customs."

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Three new deans appointed Continued from Page One tion, Fall River, he' returned to 1930, he prepared for the priest- Catholic University for studies in hood at St. Mary's College, St. canon law leading to a licentiate Mary, Ky., and St. Mary's Semi- degree in 1969. -IIi the same year he was apnary, Baltimore. pointed diocesan vice-chancellor He was an associate pastor at and episcopal secretary to Bishop St. Elizabeth's parish, Fall River, Connolly. ' and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and March 3, 1971, Bishop Daniel St. John the Baptist, Ne~_ Bed. ford, before being named St. John A. Cronin appointed him chancelthe Baptist administrator in 1969 lor and Defender of the Bond for and pastor in 1971. In 1979 he was the Marriage Tribunal. June 30, 1974, he was among named to his' pres.e~t position as pastor at Immaculate Conception, papal chamberlains designated by Pope Paul VI. New Bedford. In 1978 he was appointed catheMsgr. Harrington dral rector, while remaining dioceMsgr. Harrington was born July san chancellor. 28, 1938 in New Bedf6'rd. In 1986, Msgr. Harrington comHe prepared for the priesthood at Theological College af Catholic University. Following service as parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier parish, Hyannis, and Immac~late Concep-

menced a sabbaticai leave for studies at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. Returning in 1987, he assumed his present post as pastor of St. Joseph's parish, Taunton. Father Annunziato Father - Annunziato, named a dean Oct. 16, 1987, and since 1981 pastor of St. Mary's parish, Mansfield, was previously pastor of St. James and St. Francis of Assisi parishes, New Bedford, and was also director of St. Mary's Home in' that city. Prior to that time he had directed St. Vincent's Home, Fall River, and was administrator of St. Bernard's parish, Assonet. He was ordained in 1956 at the North American College in Rome.




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Continued from Page One May 13 also marks the anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. Mary appeared six times to the three children between May 13 and Oct. 13, 1917. Two of the children - Francisco Marto and his sister, Jacinta - died within' three years of the apparitions.. The third person, their cousin Lucia dos Santos, is an 83-yearold Carmelite nun. The pope visited Fatima in 1982 to thank Mary for the recovery of his health after the assassination attempt. He cited the "mysterious coincidence" ofthe apparition and murder attempt occurring on the same date. "I seemed to recognize in'the coincidence of the dates a special call to come to this place. And so today I am here!"! have'come in order tb thank Divine' Provi'dence .. in this place .. :lhe Mother of God seems to have chosen in a pariicular way," the pope said, during the 1982 visit. During the visit, police seized a man dressed as a priest and carrying a large knife who got within several yards of the pope in another attempted assassination. The pope escaped uninjured.

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Troubleplagued prelate retires VATICAN CITY(CNS)- u.s. Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus, 68, a central figure in an Italian banking scandal and once one of the most influential men at the Vatican, has retired after a controversial 38-year curial career. At retirement'he was pro-presi- . dent of the commission that runs the Vatican City state. Last year he left the helm of the Vatican bank, known officially as the Institute for the Works of Religion. The archbishop said he wanted to return to Chicago and "make myself useful in whatever pastoral work I may be able to do," In a letter to the archbishop, the pope expressed his deep gratitude for the numerous and delicate tasks successfully entrusted to him. .... ARCHBISHOP PAUL C. Marcinkus (right),-often called the pope's bodyguard, leads The pope also praised Archbishop Pope John Paul II through the crowds in this June 1979 photo during the pope's visit to Poland. Marcinkus' moral strength in fac" ing triaJs that have "weighed heav- (CNSrUPI photo) ily" on the archbishop and given the Vatican made a "goodwill" state, and the charges were Since 1981, he has overseen the him reason for bitterness. affairs of Vatican City State The archbishop gained world- payment of $240 million to Banco dropped. Born in Cicero, Ill., the son of a including plant operations, buildwide notoriety in 1982 when the Ambrosiano's former creditors a decision criticized by Archbi- Lithuanian window washer, Arch- ing maintenance, post office, police, Vatican bank became involved bishop Marcinkus was ordained in health system and Vatican museunwittingly, he and the Vatican shop Marcinkus. "I was always against 'that pay- 1947 and came to Rome in 1950 to ums. A hands-on manager, he often maintained - in the $1.2 billion collapse of Italy's Banco Ambro- ment, because we didn't do any- study canon law. In 1952 he was drove around the 109-acre state to chosen to work in the Vatican personally inspect projects and siano. The entanglement eventu- thing wrong." he said. But in'l987 Italian prosecutors, Secretariat of State at a time when services. ally cost the Vatican $240 million. In recent years, the state budget But to Americans and others after a five-year investigation, the V~tican was trying to internahas been in the black, and the surfamiliar with him in Rome, the issued warrants for Archbishop tionalize the Curia. There he worked under the wing' plus has helped finance Vatican pipe-smoking prelate was best Marcinkus and two other Vatican ' known for hard work, plain-spoken- bank officials on charges of com-' of Cardinal Giovanni Montini, the Curia operations. ness and a willingness to do people plicity in fraudulent bankruptcy. . future Pope Paul VI, who in 1971 His friends in Rome describe They reasoned that the Vatican named him to head ihe, Vatican the archbishop as a good storyfavors. "There' are few, if any, Ameri- officials either knew or s.hould bank, despite his lack of banking teller with a dry sense of humor. can bishops who have regularly have known about Calvi's illegal experience. An avid golfer, he also spends Archbishop Marcinkus planned much time escorting American viscome to Rome who have not expe- operations. After Italian police tried unsuc~ papal trips from 1964 to 1982. The itors around the Vati,can and Rome. rienced his helpfulness and hospicessfully to serve the warrant on burly, 6-foot-3-inch prelate became tality," Archbishop Daniel E. In recent years, he has done Pilarczyk, head ofthe U.S. bishops' the archbishop, he was forced to a familiar figure to journalists and' SundayparishworkataRomechurch. conference, said in a statement." I live within the Vatican walls for others, who followed Popes Paul '''Parish ministry _ has always am pleased and proud to say: several months in order to avoid VI and John Paul II around the arrest. In 1988, Italy's 0onstituglobe. He personally visited every been my goal, and I have tried Thanks, Paul. And welcome tional Court ruled that the war- site prior to trips and during them each day to be faithful to that calhome." After he entered the Vatican's rants were invalid because of the gave particular attention to secur- ling, appoaching all my work from a pastoral view," he said. Secretariat of State in 1952, Arch- Vatican's status as an independent ity, rarely, leaving the pope's side. bishop Marcinkus gained a reputation as a talented organizer who got things done. In the early 1980s, he performed VATICAN CITY (CNS) - Arch- me. I had his support. Others I ached from people, siltiug behind three of the most important Vati- bishop Paul C. Marcinkus said he think took a little distance. I some- a desk. It's easy to make regulacan jobs: running the Vatican bank is leaving the Vatican with no bit- times felt like I was a pariah, a tions, but those are the people who and the Vatican City State and act- terness, although. he sometimes' leper," he said. are confronting life," he said. ing as unofficial advance man for felt treated like "a pariah, a leper" For years MarcinThe archbishop said his de parpapal trips; 'after his controversial tenure as ,ture would free the pope from an kus lived at the Villa Stritch, the Tall and athletic, he sometimes the pope's banker. image problem. For people look- residence he helped build for U.S. doubled as a papal bodyguard. In He recently reflected on his career ing for a' reason not to help the clergy worlcing at the Vatican. For Manila in 1970, he helped save in an interview with Catholic News Vatican, "I waS!l very good excuse," the last few years he has lived at Pope Paul VI's life when he wrestled Service. the Vatican in the governor's manhe said. a knife-wielding Bolivian artist to He described himselfasan accidHe said most people forget that sion, which he finds too grandiose the ground. ental curial official and an even he had depended on assistants for his own taste - he never usel;l But the low point in his career, more accidental banker: who knew the technical aspects of the main dining room, he said. although all legal charges against "I never wanted all this," he banking, while he tried to set general The 'archbishop, who has been him were eventually thrown out, said, gesturing around .his ornate policy. the center of news reports and was the Banco Ambrosiano affair., apartment in the Vatican City But he does not expect the bank- articles for decades, said he wants After the bank collapsed and governor's building. ing episode' to interfere with his to write his own story about his the body of its president, Roberto Discussing the Banco Ambrosi- future in the United States. years at the Vatican. Calvi, was found hanged from a ano affair (see story above), ArchHe can look forward to a warm "In the States, no one has ever London bridge, the Vatican bank bishop Marcinkus said he thought mentioned it to me In a derogatory welcome in his home archdiocese was discovered to have written let- the episode will always mark him, of Chicago, whereCardinaiJoseph , sense," he said. ters in support of bad loans Calvi "There's no way in which 1 can Archbishop Marcinkus said his L. Ber'nardin said in a 'written I had arranged to finance secret get away from it. It's like the scar- plans are not yet clear, but he statement: "I have assured Archoperations. let letter you carry around with wants to do pasto'ral work, per- bishop Marcinkus that the door to The Vatican conducted its own you all the time," he Slilid. haps with young people, as a par- his home archdiocese will always study and concluded that its VatiThe affair colored his standing be. open to him. The archdiocese is ish helper. ., . '''One of the thing's that ~can' proud to claim him as a member of can bank was an innocent victim at the Vatican. he said. of Calvi's schemes. Nevertheless, ---wnie pope was always loyal to happen is that you become so det- its presbyterate."

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VATICANCITY(CNS)-Pope, John Paul II says the main'task facing modern science is to make Earth "more habitable, more fertile and more fraternal." The pope said he was optimistic that this could be done, because he believed humanity had reached a "turning point" in which experts of different fields - such as science and religion - as well as different cultures can collaborate toward a common good. The' pope spuke Oct. 29 to members ofthe Pontifical Academy of Sciences meeting in a plenary session at, the Vatican to discuss the relationship of science and culture. , The same day, the pope named five new members to the academy, including a Soviet space expeJt and a Hungarian-born 'physicistpriest who teaches in the United States. The pope credited modern technology and today's instant communication with creating a global awareness' and awakening "an immense desire for freedom and dignity." "There is every reason to believe that humanity has reached a historic turning point," he said. Scientists, he said, will play "a leading role in the common effort required of our generations, that of making Earth more habitable, more fertile and more fraternal." The pope warned against adopting an attitude of"fatalism" regarding the future of Earth and its people. "We must react vigorously against this error and this tempta. tiqn," ,he said. "On the contrary, the hour has come to form an alliance between all the people and all the groups of good will," he said.. The overall aim, he added, should be the "whole development" of peoples: intellectual, technical, moral and spiritual. Named to the academy was Roald Zinnurovich Sagdeyev, a physics professor and director of the Institute of Space Research in Moscow. He is a noted expert on atomic physics and its applications, and is internationally known for his research on outer space. Appointed as an honorary mem. ber of the academy was Hungarian Benedictine Father Stanley L. Jaki, a professor of physics, history and the philosophy of science at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. After completing theological studies in Rome in 1950, Father Jaki earned his doctorate in nuclear physics in the United States, studying at Stanford, Berkeley and Princeton universities. He has focused on the relationship between nuclear physics, philosophy and the history of science.

Priest a victim? ROME (CNS) - A Carmelite priest has reportedly been executed by Iraqi authorities in Kuwait for helping foreigners escape following Iraq's invasion in August. A Jordanian newspaper reported that Father Angelo Madelo, a Filipino, was executed for breaking an Iraqi ban against helping foreigners escape.




SISTER MARY THOMAS, a past principal of Dominican Academy, reminisces with f~r~er,students after the s.chool's alumnae brunch. From left are DA gr&.duates Mary Burke Silvia, 29; Barbara Mannmg, '71; Anne Burke Manning, '30; Anna Goff Danielson, '29; and Mary Louise Walsh.

DA grad1!ate, champion of homeless, challenges alumnae to aid needy Story and photos by Marcie Hickey

health care. concerns, substance abuse problems, job training and For the second year in a row, employment placement. Dominican Academy graduate Sue Her efforts on behalf of the poor Costa was her peers' chosen speaker and homeless have earned her the for the annual October reunion respect of all connected with her brunch of the Fall River school's alma mater. The Dominican Sisalumnae. ters of St. Catherine of Siena who Since her 1971 graduation from run the school praised their former DA's former high school, Ms. Costa has earned a degree in be- . student in a recent newsletter as "an alumna about whom we can havioral sciences from the Massaboast. .. surely ... a 'beloved chusetts Institute of Technology daughter' in whom God is 'welland a master's of divinity from the pleased.' " . Weston School of Theology. She And when Ms. Costa addressed taught theology for two years at her fello,w 'DA graduates, reflectS1. CoIumbkille High School, ~nlt on•. t.~~. ,dire~ti.<?q~. h~f life ~as Brighton, before lending her skills taken since she left DA's classto several homeless assistance rooms, her message was more than groups. a chronology; it was a challenge tq For nine years she was advocacy all present to examine the direccoordinator at Rosie's Place,a tion of their own lives and to scruBoston emergency shelter for' wo-: tinize societal attit~des which allow men arid children. There she asproblems such as homelessness, sisted clients 'with housing and racism and sexism to persist.' Ms. Costa suggested that the .gathering's theme, "Old Friends - New ~eginnings," challengec;l y~lunteers' the alumnae to "recommit ourSoutheastern Radio Vision selves to the work of Dominican (SERV) a· nonprofit organization Academy,!' but said that the·focus servicing the visually handicapped of her address was the more basic and print impai~ed, h;lS relocated concern of "Keeping .Body and its studio from Falmouth to South Spirit Together." Yarmouth. The move will facili"I've been thinking about this a tate daily broadcasting .of-rlocal lot over the past 19 years," said news and information to handiMs. Costa, whose conclusions, capped residents on Cape Cod and shaped by years of witnessing the the island.s and in' New Bedford day-to-day struggles of those negand Fall River. " , lected by society, have led her to It is conservatively, estimated her present calling as a doctoral that 20,00.0 residents of South- candidate in clinical psycho.logy at eastern MassacJ1Usetts.are legally the MassacHusetts School of Problind or visually impaired, or per- fessional PSycl:lOlogy. haps cannot, hold printed matter : In' her years at Rosie's P'lac~, due to cltrebral palsy., multiple sclerosis, stroke, accidents-or health problems related to aging. SER V, an all-volunteer agency, allows listeners to keep abreast of local and world events as well as : department and grocery store sales. A special receiver, distributed through SER V's outreach program, is required to access programming. . Using the sideband signal 'of radio station WORC, SERV is on the air 17 hours a day, seven days a week. The agency is in need of volunteers to broadcast and to perform other functions, such as clerical work. Training sessions will be scheduled soon at cable channel 3 facilities in South Yarmouth. For further information, call 394C3TV. SUE COSTA

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Ms. Costa also worked with a state-funded homelessness prevention program and served on the boards of Project Hope, a Dorchester family shelter, and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. And she became convinced that services for the homeless, especially the mentally ill, failed to restore them to health and productivity. She linked the problem to societal thinking which treats body ~nd soul as separate entities. "We have .inherited from Plato...and St. Augustine a vision of creation that is dualist," she said. In. this vision, "Creation is ordered vertically, with God and oneness, the immaterial realm,' at the top. Down below is the created world. In this hierarchy there are levels...souls and minds ~re higher than bodies. "In this neo-Platonic system, it) hard to pull body and soul together and in touch with spirituality." Separation of the physical and spi~itual has led to "disrespect .f9r creation," Ms. Costa continued. :'The planet is no~ treai¢d very well, children are forgotten," and there is tolerance for racism ("a ridiculous color-co'ding of who's who. in the world") and sexism, which perceiyes "1en as "high'er than women becausethey are seen as more able to transce~d physical reality, while Women are viewed as more trapped in the material realm:" " The spiritual, Ms.'> Costa' declared, is seen "on another level than that of nurturing'life:" She said experience has taught her that helping-and' h~ling the poor"homeless or rrienfall-y ill requires viewing body and spirit as inseparable. A consequence of divorcing the two is that the well-off and healthydon't feel obligated to involve themselves in problems like homelessness, Ms. Costa indicated, saying, for instance, that such duality allows infant mortality rates in Boston inner city neighborhoods to soar. "Boston has some of the best teaching hospitals in the country - locat~d in.some of ~e poorest neighborhoods," she said. "The infant mortality rate of the black community is among the highest in the country - higher than in some Third World nations. "How can these things exist side by side in our country? How can

we stand by? How can we 'keep peace of mind when part 'of the community is suffering?" she queried. "The duality helps us do that. We think, 'If I lead my life in comfort and have what I need, I don't have to answer to 'this.' " During her'time at Rosie's Place, Ms. Costa said, she worked with homeless "who got there through many different paths. I tried to help in whatever way I could: general relief, finding them a place to live, [referring them for] health care. "I began to ask myself about that same struggle [of body and spirit] on a more practical level -getting up in the morning, getting through the day, getting through the night." She began to see, she said, "How what's going on in the body can affect mental health. There is no dichotomy between crazy and normal people. We all have 'our daily struggles; mental health is precarious at times." To illustrate, she told her listeners to "imagine something you have that's very important to you ... It's probably put away safely somewhere. You don't have to worry about losing it. "Now imagine that you're a bag lady, having to pack up and carry with you everything of value to you." You can't keep that up and hold onto your self-respect for very long, she said:"That kind of reality hurts the spriit." Ms. Costa said she "realized the struggle wasn't about money or poverty; it was the much larger struggle to keep body and spirit together. No help for the homeless will succeed if it focuses on only one side of the dichotomy." Ms. Costa later told the Anchor that her desire to, see improve~ ments in mental health care forthe poor and homeless inspired her to pursue ,the doctorate in clinical psychology, Now in the second year of four-year program, which wiiI be followed by one year of supervised practice, she eventually hopes to work with clients from avariety of socioeconomic backgrounds, she said. While a student, she is wl:irking with outpatients at Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury. · As a worker with t\:le homeless, she said, sHe has found it difficult to "get people' hooked up with good mental health services. It is harder to find mental health care than housing." · But she emphasized that "I don't want to contribute to the stereotype that all homeless 'people are crazy. It's har-d to ioleiate,- not knowing where you'll sleep, where your next meal will coine from. It would hav~ a 'terrible impact on anyone. . "People want to oversimpiify,"

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she continued, "but there are many different reasons" people become· homeless. '~One thing affects another and they get caught in a downward spiral." For programs for the homeless to be successful, she said, "It takes a lot of support from the community. With so many cuts in services, people slip through the cracks." . Sue Costa is truly committed to the challenge she put to her classmates at their reunion. "Today is a chance to commit ourselves individually," she said, "to define the goals ahead of us and achieve them."

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Something Happened on the Way to Heaven We had a life, we had a love But you don't know what you got Till you lose it That was then and this is now And I want you back How many times can I say I'm sorry How many times Yes, I'm sorry Sorry How could something so good go so bad How can something so fight go so wrong I don't know I don't have all the answers I want you back How many times can I say I'm sorry How many times' You can run and you can hide But all I needed was For you to come with me We had our problems But I'm on your side You are all I need Please believe in me I only wanted someone to love But something happened On the way to heaven It got ahold of me and wouldn't let go But I want you back They say you can't take it With you when you go I believe it ' But taking what I got While being here with you You know, I would rather leave it Written by Phil Collins, Daryl Stuerner; sung by Phil C~I. Iins (c) 1990 by Atlantic Recording Corp.

realizes the sad truth that "you don't know what you got till you lose it." He tells the girl that "you are alii need, please believe in me." The song doesn't say what the problem or error was. However, it is clear that whatever the hurt, it was his fault, for "something got -ilhold of me and wouldn't let go." Now he wants to correct this hurt and begin the relationship anew. This person goes on to remind his former girlfriend that "we had our problems, but I'm on your side." When couples can build this type of togetherness, difficulties'become occasions for growth rather then steps toward separation. It takes an attitude of respect to carry a couple through a difficult time. To feel that someone is on your side, your values, choices and opinions must be important to that person. Such respect does not mean that approval is given for everything another does. It does mean, however, that there must be a genuine effort to understand the other's perspective, even when you disagree with the person's view. Further, no judgments or putdowns should be expressed. Given this sense of respect, difficulties or errors of judgment become less of a threat to a relationship. Couples discover that they can talk about the hurts that occur. I invite your opinion on this matter: What builds and strengthens a strong sense of togetherness between people? Send me your insights about how to overcome hurt and problems, and I'll share them with other readers in a future column. Address correspondence to Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.

By Paul Henderson

We're all familiar with the "In Search of' ads in the back of city magazines and local newspapers, but have you ever seen one like this: . "RC youth ISO quality adults and churches to help us through life. Celebrate good times. Be there when life is bad. Skills needed: ability to listen, welcome, accept, give personal attention and be non-judgmental. A sense of humor. Ability to live faith and witness values. Responsible persons only. No lecturing. Need to do it on your own. Long hours, poor pay but great reward in seeing us grow." Many people seem perplexed at what to do to keep their daughters and sons interested in their church. The answer is quite simple if we take the time to listen. The resources we need are all around us. Consider the above ISO ad. I have found through 10 years' experience in parish ministry that many young people, though they don't verbally say it, want a relationship with their parish and seek out adult role models. Possibly one of the best investments a parish can make is in a good youth ministry. By youth ministry I refer to both people and programs. What are some qualities of good HAVE YOU EVER wished ThIS is the obvious feeling for youth ministry leaders? Here is the person in Phil Collins' latest you had apologized and saved a what youth from the Washington, rela~ionship from being lost to release, "Something Happened D.C., area have to say: on the Way to Heaven." He a mistake? Most want adults who are understanding and will give them some you again. Watch carefully, no guidance. Anissa Bartley, 17, says, pun intended." "I want a person who is open and He continued, "See, you push honest and riot afraid to express By ,Hilda Young an expert in psychological warfare this little silver nodule with a paper- opinions." Daniel Young, 15, says, .who has a mean streak and was Believe me. I have tried. If desire clip (and he did). When the date "someone who can be a friend and having a bad day. could program a digital watch, I I've tried Hail Marys, even direct starts pulsing, that's the digit you love me, along with being an authorwould be a pro. If perseverance to God. Near as I can tell, can change by pushing the top ity and understand me." The gift prayer could set the date on one,,I'd be in right button. of patience was significant for sevhe answered, "Ask your son." the Digital Watch Setters HaH of "To run through all the numbers eral teens, such as Rachael Law"Son,", I said last night, "God Fame. rence, 16 and Doug Jelen, 17. has sent you to me to set the date until you find the one you want, I finished " With tht; Wind" push this bottom right button. Many young people also spoke' on my digital watch. I can't spend in less time than I have spent'readSee?" of the ability of adults to respect .another six months trying to ing programming instructions. I I nodded, my lower lip dropping them. "I look for adults who listen remember if I should add or subam confident they were written by to kids and respect 'our answers tract an: hour from my watch an inch or so. "But if you want to change the and value them just as much as an because we are Qack on standard day of the month instead of the . time.',',.<;, .'" , aduWs,"say~Jessica Vollme'r,. ,. , INTELLIGENCE. hause~, 15. Molly DeQuattro, 16, "Spring forward, fall back," he month its~lf," he went on, ":you hit the bottom left button and it will' adds.that sh~ looks for adults who . ,JOBS' . . replied.. : ' change which digit will pulse. ' ; , ~Sit up;pay attention," I snapped do "n~t just teach youth but learn' ~, :US Customs,' ,"When the day 'mode starts 'to from us as well." back. I handed him my watch. CIA, DEA, etc. Young people also 'a~l< io~king He smiled his moms-are-so-dense pulse, you elm run through the ,Now'Hlring' smile'- i smiled my remember-who- seven ~ays ofthe wt;ek by usi~g the, for adult, leaders who. will' assist top righ~ button 'again.' ' " . them on thei'r 'faith jour~ey'~ Tori '. CaIlT-805-681-6000 con~rois;:the::car-k~ys ,smile 'back "See?" " : ,", . Ext K·4240 Garten,. 17 ,s~y,s; "I lookfor some~ at him. I resisted ~aying, '''Duh, uh." "OK,' .mom,"· he said in his:' one with a strong faith and the "Now, ifYQu~ant,tochange'the ability to share, that f~ith ".a perteacher-t~~pupil tone" "I'll show: . . ",' ' .... year or sefthe alarm".:", , , son genuint;ly i'Mer~sted in' what :My mind went ,numb. "Just set goes ory iri my lIfe.': ".' , the wa'tch, 'son. Thanks.'" ,. ..... : :. . , . Beth Thompson, 16, echoes ofi, . :' "I want someone who exhibits .., good values, som'eoite I,can re.spect' . .. to be as ... who will inspire i,' W ARSAW; Poland (CNS) --.:.. much like Jesus as I'can be." San,d'y Tucker, a director of Police have arrested two former Polish secret police generals in. YQuth min'istryand religious eduSign up.for Direct Deposit connection with the 1984 murder cation, says adult leaders should of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a be people who live the Christian at Citizens-Union. No lines. pro-Solidarity priest. Gens. \Vla- message and aren't afraid to speak dyslaw Ciaston and Zenon Platek of Christ to young people. ' CITIZENS~lNlON Two other youth ministers, Mike were arrested "for instigating and S\\ 1~ ;s 1\.\'-1\ directing" the Oct. 19, 1984, Miller of Virginia and DebQie BuresWalker of Maryland, say the youth murder.

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Boys Town opens home for girls BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) Boys Town has opened a family home in Brooklyn for six adolescent girls who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse. "The mission of Boys Town is a lot like the New York City Marathon because there is a long haul ahead," said Father Val Peter, executive director of Boys Town. "The only difference is that our marathon of saving New York's children cannot stop," he added. "Our gratification comes not from a medal but from kids that pass through the program and grow up to be wonderful people." Retired Bishop Francis J. Mugavero of Brooklyn dedicated the new facility, calling on Mary to make its young residents remember that they are worthwhile. The bish'op said his p.rayers had been answered because Boys Town had come to Brooklyn. The home will provide 24-hour parenting and counseling for six abused girls aged 10-18. It will be staffed by two "family teachers" and two fulltime assistants. '. Boys Town plans to open another family home a few blocks away and three more 'family. homes in other parts of Brooklyn in the near fu'ture: ....' Boys Town bega'n admitting girls in 1979. It annually ,serves more than 13,500 childr~n 'nationwide through its residential homes and shelters: natio,nal research hospital, alternative high school, familybased programs and national training center. : '., , In addition to its home campus in New York City, Boys Town has programs in operation or under development in 10 major U.S. cities. It anticipates adding at least seven more by 1993.

Prudent Advice "Speak the truth but leave immediately after."-Yugoslav proverb

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ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NB The Women's League will mark its 35th anniversary at a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the church hall. All past presidents have been invited. and will be honor~t1. , ST. JOSEPH, TAUNTON Former missionaries Sister Betty Campbell and Father Peter Hinde will speak on conditions in EI Salvador at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses Sunday. CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB,NB Guest Night 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Wamsutta Club, County St., NB. Musical entertainment by Tracy Moore. CATHEDRAL, FR Two adults will be accepted as catechumens and one adult will be admitted as a candidate for confirmation and the Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. ST. JOHN EVANGELIST, POCASSET Father Giles Genest of LaSalette Center will lead a parish mission Nov. 12 to 14. Bob and Pat Brady will host an "in-home" information night on Bishop Stang High School 7 p.m. Sunday; information: Stang, 996-5602; parish center, 563-5536.

CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB, FR A reception for new members will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holy J Name School. Entertainment will be provided by Jerry Coyle, a one-man band. Mary Ponte will chair the hospitality committee and Madeleine Lavoie will be in charge ofthe coffee hour. SECULAR FRANCISCANS, FR St. Clare's Fraternity members will attend a retreat in lieu of their November meeting. Regular meetings resume at 6:30 p.m. Dec. II at Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET Women's Guild meeting Nov. 14, parish center; topic: "Colors in Fashion." D.ofl. Hyacinth Circle 71 Daughters of Isabella Mass for deceased members 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Holy Name Church, NB. A meeting will follow in the CCD center. CHRIST THE KING, MASHPEE Preschool Advent program will be held during 10 a.m. Mass Sundays December 2 to 23. Registration deadline Nov. 21.. O.L. CAPE, BREWSTER Interfaith assembly commemorating the first anniversary of the murder of six Jesuit priests and two women at Central American University in EI 'Salvador 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Main speaker will be Rev. Jack Seery, SJ, a recent participant' in a hunger strike at Fort Benning, Ga:, which protested U.S. training of Salvadoran military units. O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE OlVjOLH Guild meeting noon Nov. 12, parish center.

ST. MARY, FAIRHAVEN Youth group meeting 7:30 p.m. Pies for the Poor Nov. 18. New members welcome. Cans of pumpkin, squash New parish council officers: Blanche and apple pie filling are Pepin, chair; Charlie Murphy, vicechair; Lenny Cejka, Evelyn Martin, being collected at St. Mary's .. secretaries. Cathedral, Fall River, for ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, the Pies for the Poor proHYANNIS gram which last year disHoly Name Society meeting following 9-a.m. Mass Sunday; Susan tributed more than 50 pies Anderson of Birthright will speak. to three Fall River soup SEPARATED/DIVORCED kitchens. Volunteers are CATHOLICS 'needed to bake and deliver Attleboro area meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary's parish center, N. the pies. For information, Attleboro; information: 695-6161. contact rectory. ST. STAN ISLA US, FR. Anne Viveiros and Jean Marie Williams were installed as' youth LaSALETTE SHRINE, ministry leaders on World Youth ATTLEBORO , "Rome: the Eternal City" will be Day. All Souls Eucharist is· cele c, brated 7:30 a.m. Saturdays in No- the focus of then.ext presentation in vember. Evening prayer 6 p.m. Sun- the, shrine's c,ontin/Jing "Religion in Our World" series. Rev. Joseph Gosdays in Noyember. Women~s Guild 25th anniversary cele1?ration Nov. selin,-MS,.will give the slide'and lee-' 18; Mass at 10:30 ~.m. , " , .. ture presentation 7:30 p.m. toiit'or- ' ST. PATRICK" fR " r o w in the Good News Room'next to Vincentians will.cqllect Thanks-, the' People's Chapel.' Information: giving meal baskets, Nov. 17 and 1'8. 222-5410. ':.'": f ' at the churc~:~nd recto~y: " SJ\CRED HEARl', ST. MARY,NORTONr" . " N ; 'ATTLEBORO .,,' \' ,,' Confirmation. ~tudel)ts will con~ , Parishioners invited to partiCipate' duct a babysitting service 9 a.m. to,. in'a Living"Rosary at 'the K of C noon on Sundays in November'while Hall, Smith St., N. Attleboro, 7 p:m'. parents atte'.1d Mass.' Nov. 14. ' PAX CHRISTI Pax Christi of Southeastern' Massachusetts will hold a 'meeting at 1 p.m. Dec, 2 at·St. 'Vincent's Home, Fall River. The 10th anniversary of the murder of Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford; Ursuline Sister Dorothy ,Kazel and lay missioner Jean Donovan will, be, memorializ¢d. All w,elcome., CORPUS CHRISTI, SANDWICH Women's Guild meeting, following 7 p.m. Mass Nov. 14; Karen Lilly will present "Food and Its Origins." Ushers needed; information; William Mulcahy, 420-1889. Bishop Stang High School information night 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Father Clinton Hall.

ST. JULIE BILLIART, NO. DARTMOUTH Altar servers will be photographed ~ p.m. Sunday. Ladies Guild mystery ride following 6:30 p.m. Mass Nov. 14. Youth group meeting 6:30 p.m. Sunday; topic: parent and teen relationships. DCCW Diocesan Council of Catholic Women District III, Taunton, open meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, St. Ann's parish hall, Raynham. Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye will speak on "The Catholic Church in the 21st Century." Members are asked to bring canned goods for the local soup kitchen, Our Daily Bread. District V, Cape and Islands, meeting 2 p.m. Nov. 18, St. Anthony's parish, E. Falmouth; Rev. Timothy Goldrick will be guest speaker for an Around the World program. VINCENTIANS Fall River District meeting following 7 p.m. Mass Nov. 14, St. Stanislaus Church, FR.. WIDOWED SUPPORT NB area meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, St. Killian rectory basement; lillian Nunes will speak on "Acceptance." Information: 998-3269,9927587. Cape Cod meeting 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Christ the King parish Christian Education Center, Mashpee.lnformation: 428-7078, evenings. ST. JOSEPH, FAIRHAVEN Knights of Columbus will attend 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. ST. ELIZABETH SETON, N. FALMOUTH Men's Club-sponsored health clinic 9:30 to II :30 a.m., tomorrow. Bereavement support group 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, church hall; topic: "Learn to Be Better, Not Bitter." Information: 563-6807. 548-8665. CATHEDRAL CAMP, E. FREETOWN Le Repos retreat with Anna Marie Smidt, Nov. 9 to II. St. Mary's, NB, confirmation retreat 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. ST.STEPHEN,ATTLEBORO Young women 16 or over may apply to be chosen as parish Charity Ball presentee. Applicants or their parents should be active in some parish program. Parish council meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, rectory hall. Women's Club meeting 7:30 p.m. ' same date, church hall. Names for All Souls' month remembrance at Masses may be placed on lists at church entrances. O.L. ASSUMPTION, OSTERVILLE Women's Guild meeting p.m. Nov. 13. ST. JAMES, NB Gratitude is expressed to NB Citizens for ,Life and the parish CYO and CCD for contribu;tions towards' a new drum for ;the parish copier. Altar boy classes begin at II a.m. Nov. 17 in the church. CYO council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, pa~ish center.

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This parish has 800 number DELTON A, Fla. (CNS) - Add 407 and 904, and what do you get? For St. Clare parish in Deltona, the logical answer was 800. According to American Telephone & Telegraph, St. Clare is the only Catholic parish in the United States with an 800 telephone number. located between Daytona Beach and Deland in the diocese of Orlando, roughly half the parish is in the 904 area code of northern Florida, while the other half is in the 407 area code of central eastern Florida. When the parish was formed in November 1989 its first pastor, Father Timothy Kandel, said the phone problem quickly surfaced. At homehe had 407 number. "I could call Orlando and Sanford [many miles away)," he said, "but I couldn't call across the street," When he established a parish office, it was in the 904 area. He decided his 400-family parish would be better served by an 800 number any parishioner could

call without paying long-distance charges. Father Kandel said the 30-cent a minute cost to the parish was not excessive and that the bill for St. Clare's local numbers and the 800 number runs about $200 a month, about normal for a parish telephone budget.

CYO basketball play begins

Close to 70 teams representing some 18 parishes will begin play for the season at the Fall River Area CYO Basketball league's annual jamboree between 4 and 10 tonight. The jamboree, open to the public, will feature music, games, food and exhibition basketball games among Junior boys' division teams. 20 teams in two Junior Girls' divisions begin play tomorrow, with prep and senior divisions launching the season on Sunday. Teams of various divisions will play at the CYO hall' between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday. EDICTAL CITATION The Anawan Street hall in Fall DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL .River will be open seven days a FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS week until April. The area CYO is Since the actual place of residence of 'directed by Father Jay Maddock, THOMAS D. PERRY is unknown. assisted by Albert Vaillancourt, We cite THOMAS 0, PERRY to appear per, John Medeiros, Charlie Medeiros sonally before the Tribunal of the Diocese of and Rick LePage. About 800 young Fall River on Tuesday, November 13, 1990 at men and women between the ages 10:30 a,m, atSS7 Highland Avenue, Fall River, of 10 and 21 take part in the CYO Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: basketball program.


Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the MACCINI,PERRY case? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, Thomas 0, Perry, must see to it that he is properly advised in regard to this edictal citation, Jay T. Maddock Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts, on this, 1st day of November, 1990,

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ST.' LOUIS de FRANCE, SWANSEA Vincentian meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Tremblays'·home. Day of OfIU .. ou &lOY( AVI.;fAll IIYEI recollection for men Ito' 7:30 p.m'. Nov. 18; program.'will examine the '-, " live~ o~ fQur men ~ho personally enco.uI\~ered .Jesus: S~. Josep~,,' 1r;==========================~1 Zacheus, Pet~r and John the B a p - ' , 'I £GISTERED PH RM "JSTS tist.lnformation: Deacon Bob NorPharmacy ",R PRESC~IP~DN:'f mandin,676-0029. ' " .' '. ! ST. GEORGi, WESTPORT' ,lnva,lid Equipment For .R~.nt or. S~'e Youth ministry meeting 7" p.m. ST. ,MARY: SEE·l':ONK.' Sunday, parish center. ' , . Surgical Garments - Bird ·IPPB Machines - Jobst Virlcentians meet following 10 a.m. Hollister - trutcf!es' -::Elas~ic Stockings, Mass Sunday. !;:xplorer'Post I'youth' S'T: ANTHONY OF PA1>UA, FR., ladies' Rosary Sodality and Men's' Surgical '&' Ortnopedic Appliance's group leadersHip meeting 7:30 p.m.. Holy Name Society willjointly attend "'"", • Trusses - Oxygen -' ox~en Masks, Tents & Nov. 13, parish ceriter. " '. 8 a.m. MassSunday;the m¢n'sg'foUP (".'"':~ !'.ors ..Appr~ved f,'{r edi~~re " . ' i, ~ " ST. ANTHONY, meets following the Mass' and the ~ .. '-..icIl '24 HOUR' OXYGEN SERVICE . MATtJ\.POISET:I: , ladie;s' group at 2 p.m. Pa<;kaged or '1·-rHO.~IPo'~~" ,,,.2 ..4 .HOU,.R" EM,ERGEN.C, y, PRUCRI••~TION SERVICE Bish,op Stang High School "in-' ca,nned go04s for Thanksgiving food • t . home" information night will be drive may be brought to Masses or / _, '673 MainSt.,iJennisport:~ 398.2219 . to,the rectory.. , ' '., 'T--' sponsored'bya parish family 7 p,.m. Sunday; info'rmation:' 996-5602. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS; . ~ o~~:,~~n 550 McArthur Blvd., Rte. 28" Poca~set - 563·2203 , CAPE COD .JI.-=.p ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM Open House I to 3 p.m. Nov. II; 30 Main St., Orleans - 255·0132 A meeting to discuss CCD carpooling will be held 7: 15 p.m. Nov. information: Mel Gonsalves, 548.~' . .. 509 Kempton St., New Bedfor,d - 993.0492 _ 14 in the front hall. It is no longer 5774, or Pat Flynn, 477-9126. Mass I, co.... oo" (PARAMOUNT PHARMACY) possible to provide CCD bus serv- for deceased members 6:30 p.m. Nov. Ice. 15, council hall.



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