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FALL RIVER, MASS., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1977

Diocese Will Study Confirmation Age Should confirmation of young Christians be. postponed until junior year in high school? Many pastors and some young people think it should, and the diocesan Priests' Council is conducting a study of the matter. The change would mean that most youth would be confirmed at age 16 or 17 instead of at 12 or 13, as is the present custom. They would be more mature, point out proponents of the change, and better able to understand the significance of the sacrament, by which they are "bound more intimately to the Church ... and are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith both by word and by deed as true witnesses of Christ," as is explained in the Constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council. Such considerations are lost on most 12 and 13 year olds, agree parents and priests. Most young people, say mothers and fathers, no matter how carefully prepared, look on confirmation as primarily a gift-getting occasion. And some teenagers, after participating in an Echo or other retreat experience, have expressed their regret at being confirmed before they knew what they were doing. Some have participated in "re-commitment" cere-

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monies to indicate their true acceptance of their role as "soldiers of Christ." With such thoughts in mind, the Priests' Council is considering a revision of existing confirmation guidelines which, if approved, might take effect for the 1978-1979 academic year. IBishop Cronin has requested that, in reviewing present regulations, attention be paid to the present grade level of confirmation candidates, the mobility of families, catechetical preparation, the theological and historical development of the sacrament and the effectiveness of post-confirmation programs. The last point is of particular importance, since many parishes report that after confirmation most young people cease attending any type of religious instruction program. Further observations by Priests' Council members were: -Review of current guidelines should include consultation of catechists. -New guidelines should be sensitive to already existing programs and should take into account the doctrinal knowledge of children. • -The age of confirmation should be seen as part of the greater question of evangelization and conversion of youth.

NEW ENGLAND Council of Catholic Nurses convention delegates attend Mass at St. Paul's Church, Cambridge. From left in front pew, Ruth E. Hurley, Fall River, council president; Mary McCarthy, Boston, first vice-president.

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Catholic 'Press Meets on Cape The regional Catholic Press Association (CPA) convention hosted by The Anchor is in its second day at Dunfey's Hyannis Resort. Last night delegates attended an opening Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis, then were guests of the diocese at a reception where they were greeted by Bishop Daniel A. Cronin. This morning was devoted to a general session at which George K. Walker of the US Postal Service· discussed mailing regulations affecting the Catholic press and Brian L. Wallin, director of communications for the Providence diocese, considered the interrelationship of communications and the press. At an afternoon general session James A. Doyle, CPA executive secretary, and Robert L. Fenton, CPA president, will share reports and comments on recent activities. The speaker at tonight's convention banquet will be Richard W. Daw, director of the National Catholic News Service, which provides national and foreign news to the majority of US diocesan papers. Tomorrow's closing program will include a "quo vadis" morning session moderated by ThoTurn to Page Seven

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (NC) Gov. Ella Grasso of Connecticut, voicing strong stands for the Equal Rights Amendment and against abortion, told Catholic women that they must become better organized if they want their views to be heard. The governor spoke at the biennial convention of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), attended by 23 priests and NCCW members from the Fall River 'diocese, headed by Bishop Cronin. She urged tolerance ana respect for the freedom of women to choose whether to remain at home or follow a career. "Regrettably, such tolerance does not appear to be in the lexicon either of the total woman or her radical feminist counterpart," she said. Catholic women can learn a valuable lesson, she said, from their recent experience with the state International Women's Year (IWY) conventions. "From the evaluation of that experience can come the development of tactics to assure full equality of participation," "If we are going to be participants, we must stand up and be heard. We must not be intimidated, but must look to others in good will and with respect

and courtesy so that we will have the full opportunity to see that all sides are present and accounted for," the governor said. Restating her strong stand against abortion, Mrs. Grasso said, "I believe the life of the unborn should have the same protection given to all life. And I say further that it is the ulti· mate in cruelty to destroy. the children of the poor in the name of humanity," But she told the 2,000 delegates that her belief in the digni· ty of human life means she is just as strongly committed to concepts of equality and women's rights. In an interview before her Turn to Page Seven

Says Ombudsmen Are M·edia Need HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (NC) A new civil rights problem is arising from the fact that "the single most powerful force in the community - the media is not responsible to anybody," a Catholic editor told the Catholic Communications Society of Arkansas (CCSA). Dale Francis, executive editor of the national Catholic weekly, Turn to Page Seven

Education Issue Next week The Anchor will publish a special issue featuring an in-depth view of the threefold apostolate of the Diocesan Department of Education: in the schools, in religious education of youth and in continuing education of adults.

AL· DENTE! Franciscan Father Alan Caparella makes final taste-test of spaghetti prepared according to his family's traditional recipe. He's making it for highly critical gourmet clientele. Who are they and what was the occasion? See page 16.

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ROME - Delegates of the Irish bishops' conference to the Synod of Bishops said that an African-style inter-denominational catechesis would not help reduce friction in Northern Ireland. They are Archbishop Dermot Ryan of Dublin and Bishop Cahal Daly of Ardagh and Cionmacnois.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Civilization is at a crossroads and it is up to the Catholic press to help in providing leadership, the president of the Catholic Press Association, (CPA) told a southern regional CPA meeting. Robert L. Fenton, publisher of the Catholic Digest, said that not only the Church, but the entire world, is wrestling with increasing problems and confusion. "It is up to us to step forward," he said. "We bripg insight into this problem. We offer a meaning to life where materialism offers none."

Backs Family Farms ERLANGER, Ky. The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has backed a Carter Adminstration proposal that would result in the breakup of several hundred thousand acres of western farmland now owned by corporations and its sale to family farmers.

ANDREW YOUNG casts US vote for UN arms embargo on South Africa as means of protesting nation's apartheid policy.

Goose Creek Is Logical BAYTOWN, Tex. - The Goose Creek school board has voted to allow Christmas activities that deal with Christ during the 1977 holiday season, despite fears. that it may "aggravate" a pending religious discrimination lawsuit. The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, is aimed at stoppjng Christactivities at the schools.

Ask Pope for Help BUENOS AIRES - Saying they have no one to turn to for help, 500 wives and mothers of political prisoners missing in Argentina asked Pope Paul VI to intercede for them before the military junta. They wrote to the Pope, saying that not ev~n the Argentine Bishops Conference has been able to "accomplish anything positive."

Synod on TV NEW YORK - The ABC-TV program Directions will look at the recently completed world Synod of Bishops during a Nov. 13 broadcast entitled "Faith is for Living: Fifth World Synod of Bishops." The program will air from 1 to 1:30 p.m. EST.

Poor for the Kingdom? ARCHBISHOP HILARION CAPUCCI has been freed by Israel after personal intervention of Pope Paul VI. He had been servil}g 12-year sentence for aiding Palestinian guerrillas.

,BALTIMORE - The Pallottine Fathers have reported to Maryland's secretary of state that they sent $3 million to their foreign and domestic missions in 1976. The report said the Pallottines raised $7.6 million through direct mail appeals, with expenses of $5.6 million. The $2 million profit plus an additional million dollars raised from the sale of real estate and investments went to the order's missions.

Mixed Marriage Changes LONDON - 'In a revised directory OD mixed marriages which takes effect on the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, the bishops of England and Wales have delegated to all deans and parish priests the power to grant dispensations in cases of marriage between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic.

Father Colleran Drowns LOS ANGELES - Father Patrick Colleran, 43, a leader in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement, drowned Nov. 1 while scuba diving at Laguna Beach, Calif.

Princely Gesture EMPEROR CHARLES I, shown at time of World War I, was last wearer of Crown of St. Stephen, which will be returned to Hungary by US, which has held it since World War II. Return is opposed by many Catholics a~ indicating support of Hungarian regime.

LONDON - A Christmas celebration with carols will be held in Westminster Cathedral on Dec. 20 in the presence of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. It is thought that it will be the first time since 1688, when James II was overthrown by William of Orange, that a member of the royal family so close to the throne will publicly attend a Roman Catholic service.

Greater on Babies TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Board of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital voted unanimously to ban all saline and prostaglandin abortions, after Dr. Charles Cooper, who heads the hospital's obsterical staff, said the emotional impact on the hospital's doctors and nurses was too great.

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Mass Not Unconstitutional TRENTON, N.J. - Citing a Delaware court decision upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the New Jersey state attorney general's office in Trenton has ruled that the celebration of Mass at the invitation of students at a public college does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The ruling states that to bar such services could in fact violate rights guaranteed under the "free exercise of religion" clause of the First Amendment.

YOU NEVER KNOW where yOU'll find a cardinal. England's Cardinal Basil Hume is at London pub with actors for whom he had just celebrated annual Mass.

Hunger, Fear WASHINGTON - A group of psychiatrists and health workers from Chile and Argentina said the military. juntas in their countries are using hunger and fear as tools to keep power. At a press conference sponsored by the American Public Health Association on health and human rights, two physicians cited statistics to support charges that the juntas neglect the health and social needs of the population.

NCCW Convent'ion SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - The National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) ended its national convention last Sunday, endorsing a wide range of programs, including full employment, aid to the poor, and "equality and justice" in legislation affecting women. Its 2,000 delegates voted to continue supporting an anti-abortion amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and opposing the Equal Rights Amendment.

'Basic Thrust' OK

AND NEW YORK'S Cardinal Terence Cooke is passing out cake at senior citizens' center designed as gathering spot for retired show business people.

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WASHINGTON - "The basic thrust" of the Carter Adminstration's reform proposal is consistent with U.S. Catholic Conference policy, Archbishop Peter Gerety of Newark, N.J., told a House subcommittee. But, he said, the proposal "falls short" of usce goals in two important areas - cash benefits are too low and the program does not go far enough in creating new jobs.

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In Belgrade WASHINGTON - Msgr. George Higgins, secretary for research of the U.S. Catholic Conference, is attending the Belgrade Conference on European Security as an adviser to the U.S. delegation, a State Department spokesman confirmed.

Guarantees Wanted

LA PAZ, Bolivia, - The Maryknoll Sisters are asking Bolivia's military government for guarantees for their work and freedom after one of them, Sister Nancy Connor, was detained and kept in custody without charges for six days.

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ALSO IN SHOW BUSINESS is Father Bill Ayers of Rockville Centre, N.Y., who conducts popular disc jockey programs for teens, also is co-founder of WHY (World Hunger Year), organization encouraging action on food problems.


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Nov. 10, 1977

Youth Award To Be Explained A new religious recognition program for Camp Fire Girls and Girl Scouts ages 9 to 11 will be introduced Friday, Nov. 18 at Bishop Connolly High School, F/!,ll River, at a 7:30 p.m. workshop open to youth' leaders ·and parents. Sponsored by. the diocesan Catholic Committee on Girl F- . . Scouting and Camp Fire Girls, the program, "I Live My Faith," emphasizes general Christian formation and is designed to make young girls aware of the place of God and religion in daily life. Without duplicating activities, ,it provides a foundation for the M!irian Medal religious program for older girls, on which information will also be. available' at the workshop. Registrations for the Nov. 18 meeting are being accepted by Mrs. Robert Powers and Mrs. Stuart Place in Taunton; Mrs. Paul Dimais and Mrs. George Ratcliffe for Girl Scouts and Mrs. Kenneth Leger and Mrs. AMONG CUD-FUNDED projects is an urban revitalizaDaniel Cardozo for Camp Fire. tion program in the Federal Hill area of Providence, where Girls in Fall River. Italian-Americans, aided by CHD, reversed neighborhood Also Mrs. Lawrence Harney, Mrs. Daniel Costa and Miss Em- deterioration, won improved city services and were inma Correira in New Bedford; strumental in establishing a housing court for persecution Mrs. Charles Mahan and Mrs. of delinquent landlords. Peter DeTrolio in Attleboro; and Mrs. Victor Churchey on Cape Cod. Mrs. Theodore J. Aleixo, Taunton, committee chairman, is The annual Thanksgiving ap- amount have gone to undertakworkshop coordinator and Father peals for the Campaign for Hu- ings in the Fall River diocese, Martin Buote of St. Joan of Arc parish, Orleans, diocesan man Development (CHD) and in addition to moneys retained Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the diocese and locally exScout chaplain, is advisor. will be held the weekend of Nov. pended. 19 and 20 and the week of Nov. This year will mark the 28th 20 through 27 respectively. Thanksgiving clothing appeal. Father 'Peter N. Graziano, Last year members of the diodiocesan director of social serv- cese contributed 146,000 pounds Brother James Czerwinski, ices, said that both drives are of clothing and blankets to the OFM will be ordained a Francis- part of ministry to the poor, needy through drives conducted can priest at 2 p.m. Saturday at with CHD geared to alleviate in each parish and again this Our Lady's Chapel, New Bed- the root causes of domestic poy- year instructions will be issued ford, by Bishop Daniel A. Cron- erty and eRS directed towards by each pastor as to collection in. providing clothes and bedding procedures to be followed. Chaplains to the Bishop will for disaster victims and the "Clothes," say - CRS officials, be Father Charles Finnegan, poor. "provide more than just proOFM, Franciscan provincial, and tection against the elements; Father Leonard Perotti, OFM, He noted that both drives can they are basic to human dignity. rector of Our Lady's Chapel. be considered in the light of the With a new dress or an untatBrother James, the son of Mr. introduction of communion in tered shirt, a child realizes that and Mrs. Walter J. Czerwinski the hand in the Fall River dio- someone cares about her or him. of Buffalo, N.Y., holds a bachel- cese, pointing out that there is Needy children do not ask for or of arts degree from Catholic a "natural link between the Eu- the latest in fashions or fabrics, University of America and a charist and the dignity and simply surplus used clothing. master of divinity degree from sanctity of the human person" "Winter nights in mountain the Washington Theological Un- served by both appeals. regions can be bitterly cold," ion. The CHD operates on both a they add. "Children bundle themSince September, 1976 he has served at Our Lady's Chapel, national and diocesan level. Na- selves in rags, for blankets and where he was ordained a dea- tionally it has funded 1100 self· comforters are considered luxcon. He expects to continue in help projects since its inception uries. Show that you care about the assignment after his priestly in 1970, allocating $37 million such tots by contributing to the CRS clothing appeal!" ordination. to them. Some $P3,800 of that Brother James will offer his first solemn Mass of Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 26 at Holy In Columbus Name of Jesus· Church in BufFather Peter N. Graziaijo, falo. His homilist will be Father diocesan director of social servo Edwin Robinson, OFM. ices, is at a meeting of the National Pastoral Planning ConBirthright Training ference in Columbus, O. this Birthright of New Bedford is week. The organization seeks to offering training sessions for develop a systematic approach volunteers at 8 p.m. each Mon- to the ministry of the diocesan day of November at St. Mary's church by integrating efforts of Center, South Dartmouth. Fur- all diocesan offices to the ends ther information is available at of continued growth in faith and the Birthright office, 996-6744. holiness and discovery of new ways . to proclaim the Good Reflects God News. Parish, regional and dio197 Weir Street "Good art is nothing but a san councils are seen as importTAUNTON, MASS. replica of the perfection of God ant vehicles for such activity, 823-2621 and a r~flection of His art." as are planning techniques sharMichelangelo ed by other organizations.

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OliverPlunk-ett Is Named Patron VATICAN CITY (NC) - St. Oliver Plunkett, 16th cen· tury Irish primate martyred at Tyburn, London, has been named a patron of the Pontifical Urban University here. S1. Oliver was canonized two years ago .by Pope Paul VI at a ceremony attended by Father John Moore, editor of The Anchor, Father James Lyons, Father Barry Wall and Father Ronald Tosti, among others from the Fall River diocese. He was a professor for 12 years at the college, which now trains sem-

inarians from mission lands. . But St. Oliver was not the only famous Irishman associated with the college. One of its former rectors was a man who later became a dominant personality in the Irish Church Cardinal Paul Cullen. It was a shrewd move on the cardinal's part that literally saved the college during a revolution in Rome in 1848. He hoisted the American flag over the building - an act which diverted the insurgents from the college.

P·riests' C'ouncil Names Representatives Matters discussed at the last meeting of the. Priests' Council included organization of the Diocesan Personnel Board, feasibility of a diocesan retreat facility, priests' sabbaticals and diocesan pro-synodal statutes. Father Richard Chretien was appointed diocesan representa-

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The governor's refusal to sign the supplementary budget bill with its anti-abortion rider once again clearly indicates his very pro-abortion position. Whether the pro-lif.e amendment should have been attached to this budget bill is another question; however, what this process has aecomplished is once more clearly to indicate the adamant pr,:>-abortion position of Mr. Dukakis. There can be little doubt in the minds of the residents of this commonwealth as to where the governor stands on the fundamental right to life issue. It seems quite evider-t that in no way will he I~ver support pro-life legislation. It is imperative that the Catholic population of this state be made weli aware of this fact. The Anchor will certainly continue to p:rovide a constant reminder to our readers and their friend::; of the governor's persistent position in this regard.

Letters Welcome Letters to the editor a:re welcomed. All letters should be brief and the editor reserves the right to condense any letters if deemed necessary. All letters must he signed and contain a home or business address.

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Welcome: Catholic iP'ress Association The Fathers of the Vatican Council in their decree on the Instruments of Sodal Communication, clearly set forth some of the goals and objectives basic to the very existence of a Catholic press. They directly stated that a Catholic press should form, strengthen and' spread public. views which are in harmony with the natural law ar..d with Catholic teachings and precepts; and that it shou:.d publicize and correctly interpret facts pertaining to the life of the Church. The faithful should be advised, the Fathers continued, of the necessity of reading and circulating the Catholic press if they are to evaluate the small and great events of life.. But fulfilling this charge of the council is no easy task, especially when one considers the materialistic state of secular society. The Catholic press has, to be sure, a unique message. It also has unique diffieulties. For example, sources of advertising revenue open to the secular press are not readily available to their Catholic confreres and even if some were, responsible Catholic journalists could not accept them. In many situations the Catholic press has circulation difficulties because it does not flirt with some 0 fthe rather pornographic elements that are so popular on American newstands. If the Catholic preBS is to meet difficulties in circulation and advertising realistically and effectively, it must be united not only in spirit but also in purpose. To foster unity and cooperation is not so easy as one might think, given the reality of dioeesan diversity. If a common sense of resolve and determination is to emerge, then the various elements of the Catholic press must share mutual difficulties in the hope of finding mutual solutions. It is with this in mind that this week will find diocesan press representatives from Virginia to Vermont, from New Jersey to New England coming together in Hyannis for the Eastern Regional meeting of the Catholic Press Association. ,. The Anchor and the diocese of Fall River are proud to host this meeting and sincerely trust that those who have traveled so far, as well as those who are our neighbors wiiI find their visit marked by the warmth and welcome so typical of the people of this diocese. It is our hope, symbolized in the liturgy by our own name, The Anchor, that the deliberations of this meeting will be fruitful, the sharing spontaneous and the fellowship lasting. Only in this way can the Catholic press not merely survive but grow and develop to reflect, by way of informed and responsible journalism, a truly Catholic spirit.

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ph,otom,editation A quiet, respectful man a man with a message .... walks . . . witnesses along a busy New York street ... His message is as profound ... as it is timely . . . ATTENTION ... PRAYER ... IS THE KEY ... IN 77. More than all the neon lights ... and sophisticated ads . . . suggesting all the things we "need" . . . this hand-painted cardboard sign ... points to one of our deepest needs ... touches a void we all experience ... whether in the satiety of plenty . . . or in the pain of poverty. In the Seventies . . . as in every age . . . people search for life's deeper meaning and purpose . . . looking for Something or Someone . . . in life . . . yet larger than life . . . with us . . . yet vastly beyond us ... who is the soil ... for our life-sustaining roots. Prayer gives' expectant expression . . . to the heart's longing for love . . . and the mind's quest for meaning ... Prayer is an openness ... a sensitivity ... a responsiveness . .. to life . . . as the mysteriou~ meeting place ... with One ... who is "too close to touch" ... yet "too far to reach." Prayer is the key ...that unlocks life's deepest mysteries . . . allowing us to come to know . . . and love . . . to trust . . . and place ourselves in the hands of ... Him in whom . . . "we live . . . and move . . . and have our being." (Acts 17,28)

National Security By Jim Castelli WASHINGTON (NC) - What is national security? ~ ·Everyone has heard the phrase. It has been used to justify wars, government lawbreaking, higher military budgets, the peacetime craft and many other policies. But still another definition of "national security" is emerging, stated by Lester Brown in "Redefining National Security," its report by Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, D.C., research center:

"The overwhelmingly military approach to national security is based on the assumption that the principal threat to security comes from other nations. But the threats to security may now arise less from the relationship of nation to nation and more from the relationship of man to nature. Dwindling reserves of oil and the deterioration of the Earth's biological systems now threaten the security of nations everywhere." "Failure to arrest this deterioration of biological -systems threatens not only the security

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of individual nations but the survival of civilization as we know it," Brown warns. He says the first stresses are seen in resource shortages which translate into economic problems-"inflation, unemployment, capital scarcity and monetary instability. Ultimately, these economic stresses convert into social unrest and political in~tab­ i1ity. "Ecologists understand that the deteriorating relationship between four billion humans and the earth's biological systems cannot continue," Brown writes, but few political leaders understand the problem. He outlines five basic problem areas: - Energy. The needed transition to renewable energy sources such as solar energy has not begun, according to Brown. He predicts that serious oil shortages will be felt worldwide within 15 years. - The deterioration of biological systems. Croplands, grasslands, forests and fisheries are being depleted at record rates. - The threat of changing climate. A change in the earth's "heat balance" of just a few degrees can create deserts or can flood coastal areas by melting the ice caps. The heat balance is determined by the amount of the sun's heat which is reflected or absorbed by the Earth and is affected by the deforestation, carbon dioxide, thermal pollution. airborne dust and deliberate attempts to alter weather. - Global food insecurity. It is likely, according to Brown, that more people have died from hunger in the past few years than died from warS in the past 20 years. - Economic threats. Skyrocketing food and energy prices, worldwide inflation, widespread unemployment are the major problems. ,Brown argues that the new threats to national security mean that no nation can be secure if it does not work in cooperation with other nations to insure the "sustainability" of natural systems.

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November 12 James H. Looby, ·1924, Sacred Heart, Taunton Bernard Boylan, 1925, St. Joseph, Fall River

November 13 Rev. Louis J. Deady, 1924, Founder, St. Louis, 'Fall River November 14 Rev. Francis J. Duffy, 1940, Founder, St. Mary, South Dartmouth. November 15 Rev. Daniel E. Doran, 1943, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, North Easton Rev. Thomas F. LaRoche, 1939, Assistant, Sacred Heart, Taunton ..'mllll.nnllllllll""I1lI ""'•••"

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Taunton Nurses Set Folk Mass The annual folk Mass of the Taunton chapter of the Diocesan -Council' of Catholic Nurses will be held at St. Anthony of the Desert Church, Fall River, at 6:30 - p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Father Norman Ferris, former chapter chaplain, will be celebrant. A communion supper will follow. Chairman for the evening is Helen Shove, who announces that nurses from the Attleboro, Fall River and mid-Cape chap-

ters of the diocesan council are invited to participate. The Taunton unit will sponsor a blodmobile later this month at St. Joseph's Church, Taunton, and Will also prepare Thanksgiving baskets for distribution to the needy.

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Peloquin Choral To Appear in Swansea As part of the observance of the 50th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis Ide France parish, Swansea, the Peloquin Chorale will present a concert in the church' at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. II. The chorale has appeared on radio and television and has

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Letters to the editor

Letters are welcomed, but should be no more than 200 words, The editor reserves the right to condense or edit, If deemed necessary. All letters must be signed and Include a home or business address.

Museum Trip? Dear Editor: Why are pro-abortionists afraid to admit that they are pro-abortion? Take Governor Michael Dukakis for example. The following is a paraphrase of recent remarks made by him in his traveling road show around the state, otherwise referred to as town meetings: "I have strong feelings on the sanctity of human life. 1 support the 1973 Supreme Court abortion decisions. They do not allow for late-term abortions." The fact that the life of an individual human being begins at fertilization is not open to dispute among intellectually honest p~rsons with a basic .knowledge of life before birth. For the governor, who apparently does not fit into this category, 1 would suggest a trip to the Science Museum in Boston . . . To all who share a reverence and concern for human life I urge you to translate that concern into pro-life commitment by voting pro-life on every election day. By doing this you will help to hasten the day that a constitut,ional Human Life

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Amendment will be a reality and right to life protection will be enioyed once more by all Americans - born and unborn. Richard Carey Needham

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Dear Editor: Several weeks ago 1 read in the Letters to the Editor someone's suggestion that Mary Carson's column be dropped. Please don't! Many young and old families can identify with her so easily. She writes about today's everyday family-related joys, sorrows, hopes and problems. It's good to laugh with her about situations you have gone through sometimes cried through. By her deep love and human devotion to Our Blessed Mother, she has sparked many of my hours of medItation on Mary. She may be controversial at times but her column causes reactions. 1 don't agree with her all the time but she does give me food for thought. Barbara L. Reid Hyannis ;P.S. 1 hope The Anchor doesn't get a "D" on its report card.

of music for the Cathedral of SS. Peter and 'Paul in Providence and is also a faculty member at Boston College. His major contribution, however, is in the realm of composition and liturgy magazine has commented on his work:' "Perhaps no one in the United States has had greater influence on music in contemporary Roman Catholic liturgy." His style melds traditional mystical elements with folk, jazz and other popular idioms. Accompanying the chorale for its Swansea appearance will be Douglas Marshall, organist for the Hammond Museum in Gloucester. Also appearing on the program will be harpist Anne Marguerite Michaud of Providence. Tickets for the evening are available at St. Louis de France convent, 66 ,Buffoington St., Swansea, telephone 672-0615.

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Envious Clergy, Pompous Bishops: Beware of Andrew By

REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY

My recent column on rotten sermons produced an interesting flood of letters. From the laity came agreement, including a note from a man who is trying to do a dis. sertation on the subject of the laity's right in strict justice to good sermons - subject to restitution. Let路 him try to collect. From the clergy came :more of the usual warnings a.bout

By MARY CARSON

I was talking to a friend last night, a big, gentle man, a blue-collar worker who thinks as he works. He went to Catholic elementary and high school, bllt I don't know how much he's studied about our faith 8ince then. His "formal" continuing religious education has probably been only Sunday hom ilies, and occasionally reading his di-

By REV. JOHN B. SHEERIN, CSP

The German commandos who freed the hostages in the Lufthansa plane in Somalia, according to President Carter, "struck a blow for a::l of us who are vulnerable to this kind of terrorism." The President has other problems to worry about, of course, but this bland comment understates the vastness of the threat to the

"stridency" and "ineffectiveness." Saying that most sermons are rotten - even with empirical evidence to back up your assertion that the laity think so - is "strident" and "ineffective," I guess. I respond as follows: I will not pull my punches so as not to offend either the envious clergy or the pompous bishops of the land, or the bungling lay journalists. I don't much care whether I have any influence or not. I care only whether I have enough integrity to tell the truth as I see it. II will not say that an ineptly planned meeting is a historical break-through - even if I lose a friend or two in the hierarchy

because of it. I don't give a hoot whether they seek my advice or not. While God gives me life, they are going to get it, regardless. I will not pretend that the USCC, NCCB staff in recent years has shown a high quality of excellence in its work, no matter how unpopular it may make me in that isolated tower. I will not sing the praises of the "Call to Action" or the Catechetical Directory even if my criticism makes it unlikely that the hierarchy will seek my advice. I will not be a party to the charade that the "National Catholic Reporter" is a competently edited journal. Nor will I soft-pedal research

ocesan paper. Joe hasn't been influenced by theologians. Names such as Hans Kung, Bernard Haring, Monica Hellwig, Avery Dulles, or Gabriel Moran mean nothing to him. Raised in the old tradition, he's had difficulty adjusting to change and absolutely abhors the sign of peace, To him, a man's handshake is his bond, and the sealing of a contract. He feels the sign of peace has made mockery of that. In many ways he is a typical practicing Catholic. "Let .me talk to you about something," lle began. "If I tell other people they will probably want to excommunicate me.

I've been thinking about infalli-' bility. It seems to me that we've misinterpreted what it meant to be. "I believe the Church is infallible, if you consider the Church as the entire body of people . . . I really think that when millions of people are all sincerely trying to know and love God, and they come up with the same conclusion about something, that the Spirit working within them will keep them on the right track. ",But some people believe the Pope is absolutely infallible in everything he says. I know that is supposed to be only when he's speaking from the Chair of Peter but I can't believe he's infalli-

findings because such findings disturb either pious, nunnish school superintendents or Vatican bureaucrats, or CCD ideologues. Life is too short to hold back on speaking the truth because people will listen to you if you tell them only half-truths. If such an approach offends old friends, that's too bad for them. I do not especially enjoy being in opposition but given the chaos in the American church today and the number of fakes and phonies being celebrated in and by the "National Catholic Reporter" every week, a priest -whose livelihood does not depend on the church - has no choice but to be in opposition,

ble if he comes up with something that is very different from what most Catholics are thinking. "Then there is supposed to be an infallibility that exists when all the bishops are teaching collectively but if what they teach doesn't make sense to millions of people. I don't see how they can be right and all those people be wrong. "I think they keep trying to make answers fit all people for all time ... and it doesn't work. "They could give guidance that people would respect, that has enough latitude that people could make decisions for their own circumstances.

not if he has any shred of intelligence or integrity left. Anyhow, I suspect that you have more influence by telling the truth than by pulling your punches. Though it is not expedient for me to boast, I will still boast, as St. Paul said. I would wager that there are few if any, associate pastors in America who eat more breakfasts, lunches or dinners with bishops, archbishops and cardinals each year than I do. Many of these get-togethers are in secret and many with those who are constrained to disagree with me in public. Virtually all of those who come by night, however, urge me to keep on speaking the truth.

"But when they make flat-out statements that don't make sense, they drive people away.',! II found listening to him fascinating, not because it was something startling but because he came to his conclusions without having read anything from today's theologians. As I said, Joe doesn't know who Hans Kung is. If someone mentioned the Latin expression for "the sense of the faithful," he probably would not recognize it. But he believed his old Baltimore Catechism that the Holy Spirit came to all of us in confirmation. And he doesn't see why the Spirit should speak only to the Pope and the bishops.

A'ir Piracy Terrifying Because Wholly Irrational United States presented by international hijackers. Air piracy is a problem of colossal proportions that might easily spill over into the United States. It is not merely a matter of protecting our ambassadors on foreign soil and saving hundreds of thousands of Americans the annoyance of security checks in their travels. It is a threat arising from the fact that America i~ only a few hours away from places such as Majorca where the Lufthansa flight had its origin. The killing of the hijackers in Somalia was not the end of the world's troubles with the Ger-

man radicals. The Red Army to which they were linked has pledged that "one hundred thousand attacks are going to be committed against German firms in Europe." They claim that the radicals who died in their jail cells in Germany after the rescue of the hostages by the commandos did not commit suicide but were murdered by German officials. In fact, radicals have organized bombings in Italy, France, and West Germany as a sequel to the deaths of the jailed radicals in Germany. In short, the matter is not simply a domestic affair of the German government.

Some of the press dispatches seem to give the impression that the German hijackers and their cohorts are members of the ruthless Beader-Meinhof gang. But John Dornberg, in a special dispatch from Munich immediately after the hijacking and the murder of a German industrialist, pointed out that the original Beader-Meinhof group had a specific political cause to promote. "Monstrous and murderous as their acts were, the bombs they set off in U.S. Army installations in West Germany were a form of protest against the Vietnam War." (Washington Star, Oct. 20.)

Not so the. current group of radicals in West Germany! Dornberg says that this "second generation" of terrorists in West Germany are a very different breed. They have no war to protest against, no oppressive government to berate, for the present Bonn government is the most liberal and democratic government Germany has ever had. These radicals are young rebels without a cause. It is hard to find any rational motive for their radical activities and it is precisely this absence of rational motive that makes them an unpredictably dangerous wave of violence that might spill over anywhere in the world.

N,o Fir,eplace ,or Stove? Soup's A Quick C,hill C,haser By MARILYN RODERICK

As the days draw in, the warmth of the house brings us closer to home and hearth. It's the-time of year w:aen bread baking in the oven and a bubbling stew on the 1: ack burner make a house a home. While J don't mind the c1o:,ed-

in coziness of winter, most of us face the coming one with dread because of the fuel bills of last year. No matter how we lowered th~ thermostat and layered ourselves with sweaters, the bills went up, the wind whistled around the house and it did seem to be the longest, coldest winter ever. Many of my friends have wood-burning iron stoves and speak very highly of them, others have modified their fireplaces to throw heat out into the room rather than up the chimney. Either remedy would be bet-

ter than paying double for fuel bills, despite the fact that both wood-burning stoves and fireplace conversion take an initial investment. When New England inventiveness is going to be necessary for economic survival, my money is on the strength and ingenuity of our people. And for those who can't afford or hesitate to invest in the above "fuel-saving ideas, remember a good hot bowl of homemade soup provides excellent if temporary human insulation. Here's a delectable and ribsticking example.

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of ham small onions, sliced cup light cream or milk celery tops chopped fine tablespoons butter tablespoon flour teaspoon salt ~ teaspoon pepper 1) Soak peas in cold water to cover overnight. Do not drain. 2) Add ham shank, onions, celery tops, and 4 cups cold 2 1 2 2 1 1

water. 3) Simmer about 3 hours or until peas are soft enough to puree in a blender or sieve. Melt butter, add flour. Cook until thickened; add to peas with salt and pepper and cream. 4) Heat just to boiling. Remove meat from shank; chop and sprinkle over each steaming serving.

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CPA Continued from Page One mas J.Kilbridge of the Boston ·Pilot and a luncheon address by Anthony LaCamera, television critic of the Boston Herald American. 'Convention Masses, in addition to the opening liturgy at which Bishop Cronin will preside, will be offered by Msgr. Henry T. Munroe, Cape Cod Episcopal Vicar, and Father John F. Moore, editor of The Anchor, diocesan director of communications and director of the permanent diaconate program. Richard Daw Tonight's banquet speaker has been director and editor in chief of NC News since September, 1976. He was previously Associated Press bureau chief in Denver, Honolulu and New Orleans. He is married to the former Maria de Rosario Zuniga Vasquez of Guadalajara, Mexico, and the couple has four children. Daw is a candidate for the permanent diaconate, beginning his !ltudies at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver when he was with the Associated Press. In his address he will offer a general view of the Catholic press as seen from his position of responsibility for a service offering news, features, photographs and -documentaries to a clientele including over 200 publishers and broadcasters.

Ombudsmen Continued from Page One Our Sunday Visitor, challenged participants in the CCSA's fall symposium on "Developing A Journalistic Conscience" to come to grips with that problem. Americans "have not started to think about this problem of a completely unaccountable news media." Francis said. "But this problem is going to have to be solved in the next half century." Six chains own more than .half of the newspapers in the country, he said, and three networks control most of the radio and television news. Francis asked his audience: "How long can we have freedom of the press when the press is in the hands of a relatively few people? And whf't happens if these few owners suddenly decide they want to control the country?" The Catholic editor urged the formation of some type of "consumer protection agency" to protect the rights of the community related to the media. "I am inclined to think," he said, "that the answer may lie in an elected board of ombudsmen with authority." In an earlier presentation at the CCSA symposium, he spelled out four responsibilities for a journalist of conscience - to respect the individual's right to privacy; to serve the community's interests by building harmony while being willing to show what is wrong; to have a commitment to principles of law and people's rights; and to seek all the information he can get which people have a legitimate right to know.

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Parish Parade ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO Webelos Scouts will meet tonight and Cub scouts tomorrow afternoon. Donations of skeins or scraps of yarn are needed for knit articles for the parish Christmas bazaar. Donors may contact Diane Ward, 226-0043. ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT The Couples' Club will sponsor a dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, open to the public. Music will be by the Roman IV and refreshments will be available. In charge of arrangements are Bert and Rosemarie Leduc and John and Gerry Figueirido.

FOR THE FIFTH TIME the annual Bishop's Ball, to be held Jan. 13, will feature the Meyer Davis Orchestra, it has been announced by Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, ball diocesan director. So popular is the orchestra, he added, that its services have already been engaged for the balls of 1981, 1984 and 1987. Its engagements over the years have included 55 White House appearances, among them performances at the inaugural balls of Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Ford, Johnson and Carter. Among those planning for January's event are, from left, Mrs. John B. Carson, St. George parish, Westport; Mrs. Thomas J. Fleming, Immaculate Conception, Fall River; Mrs. John Silvia, St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River, all on the decorating committee; Jos'eph Jean, Notre Dame, Fall River, an usher; Father Daniel L. Freitas, diocesan director of the so, ciety of St. Vincent de Paul, a ball co-sponsor.

Charismatics In Providence? ALANTIC CITY, N.J. (NC)The Eastern General Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which attracted an estimated 40,000 people, plans to establish a separate conference in New England, probably in Providence, R.I. Joe Breault, chairman of the Eastern General Conference, announced that the annual gathering in Atlantic City has outgrown that city's huge convention hall, so a separate New England conference may be convened next fall in the Providence Civic Center, which has a capacity of 12,300. Approximately 8,000 New Englanders, including 1000 from the Fall River diocese, attended last month's conference in Atlantic City.

Grasso Continued from Page One speech, Mrs. Grasso elaborated on the need for organization. "We can't just bemoan our fate. We have to be out there lobbying for certain points of view." But she noted it would be "very harmful" if women were ,to withdraw from active participation in the women's movement on many "areas of mutual concern" simply because of disagreement on the abortion issue. A Catholic and the mother of two grown children, Mrs. Grasso has been governor of Connecticut since 1975. She was keynote speaker at the NCCW convention, which had as its theme, "A Listening Heart."

ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER The annual membership tea for the Women's Guild will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the school hall. New members are welcome and should contact Anna Lizak or Adele Stasiowski., Lay Eucharistic Ministers will meet for instructions on the rite of communion in the hand at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the upper church. Preparations for the Christmas bazaar Saturaay, Nov. 26 are being made at work sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

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ST. JEAN BAPTlSTE, FALL RIVER A calendar party will feature the Women's Guild meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the church halL Members wishing to brLng a cake may contact Mrs. J. Patenaude or Mrs. P. McCoy,. cochairmen. Those attending are also asked to bring a small gift

and a toy for the booth to be sponsored by the guild at the parish winter bazaar. ST. STEPHEN, ATTLEBORO A handcrafted, completely furnished dollhouse will be raffled at the Holiday Bazaar to be sponsored from noon to- 9 p.m. in the church hall on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, by the Council of Catholic Women. Also among features will be a money raffle, games, handcrafts and holiday decorations and arrangements. A snack bar will be in operation and clam-

cakes and chowder will be on the Friday menu. Council members will finalize bazaar plans at their meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Following the business session, games will be played. OUR LADY OF GRACE, NORTH WESTPORT The Couple's Club will hold a Fall Frolic dance, open to the public, in the parish center on Sanford Road from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 12. Music will be by the Roman IV. Refreshments and door prizes. ST. MARY, MANSFIELD The Women's Club will meet at 8 tonight at the church hall for a crafts auction, to include handmade specialties and "bits of lovin' from the oven."

ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET The building and memorial committee will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the church -basement. Also on Sunday, a presentee for the Bishop's Ball will be selected in the church hall following 9:45 a.m. Mass. Thanksgiving dinners are being prepared for needy parishioners and names of recipients may be submitted to the parish priests or to Louis Rosa, St. Vincent de Paul Society president. The Women's Guild will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the hall. A wine-tasting party will follow a business session. ST. LOUIS, FALL RIVER "A Man for All Seasons," the life of St. Thomas More, will be shown in the parish hall at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. There will be a small admission charge. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Normand Gingras, parish or. ganist, will give a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the church. The. parish board of education will meet at 7:30 Monday, Nov. 14 in the rectory. OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK The Women's Guild will sponsor a country fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Raffle items will include a moped, a CB radio and a cash award and other features will be a country kitchen, a store, a Christmas shop, arts and crafts and other homemade articles. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER A meeting to plan a malasada supper and penny sale slated for Saturday, Nov. 2S will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the parish hall. Women are invited to attend a Holy Name Society breakfast meeting following 8 a.m. Mass Sunday, Dec. II.

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ST. RITA, MARION A "Children Only" area will be a special feature of the annual parish Christmas fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at VFW Music Hall on Front Street. Luncheon and snacks will be available and booths will offer crafts, knit goods, decorations, stuffed toys and pillows. ST. mERESA, SOUTH ATTLEBORO A Christmas bazaar and Country Store are in operation today and tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in' the church hall. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will attend a Mass for deceased members at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. A business meeting_ and bake-off contest will follow, with prizes awarded for pies, cakes and other desserts. ST. MARY's CATHEDRAL, FALL RIVER Noella Bileau will demonstrate cake decorating at the Women's Guild meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the parish hall. Mrs. James Melvin will be hostess.

OUR LADY OF THE CAPE, BREWSTER Players are asked to bring their own cards to an autumn dessert and card party to be held by the Women;s Guild from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the church hall. Prizes will be awarded at each table. Reservations may be made with Mrs. Ruth Hanlon, telephone 896-3830. SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER TACT youth group will meet at 7 tonight in the parish center. Current projects include the parish newsletter, a folk group, a parish library, a tutoring program and various Christmas activ,ities. New parish Eucharistic Ministers will be welcomed at 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, Nov. 20. A reception in their honor will follow. ST. ROCH, FALL RIVER The Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a Snowflake Fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the parish hall. Special attractions will include Santa's Workshop for children and a Sugar 'n' Spice booth. Tickets will be available at the door for a ham and bean supper to be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and snacks will be available during the day. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, NEW BEDFORD Bertha Bessette is chairwoman of a whist party to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 in the parish hall. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER Mrs. William F. O'Neil is chairwoman of the Women's Club whist, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in Father Coady Center. Co-chairwomen are Mrs. Fred R. Dolan, Mrs. James Cobery and Mrs. John Brooks. Officers elected by the Senior CYO are William Mello president, Edward Ayers vice president, Lisa Audette treasurer and Robin Pavao secretary. Members of the confirmation class will be presented -Bibles .at the 7 o'clock Mass Saturday night. A training period for new altar boys will begin Saturday morning at 11 in the church. All boys, 10 or older, who are interested are invited to attend the session. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER The Leisure Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in the school and will hear Father John F. Moore, Anchor editor and di路 rector of the diocesan Permanent Diaconate program speak on "The Deacons Are Coming the -Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate:' A coffee hour will follow. Money awards, cakes, candy, gifts, grabs, white elephant items, plants and games will be featured at the parish bazaar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Parish basketball teams will sponsor a cake sale after all Masses this weekend. Proceeds will purchase basketball equipment. Those willing to donate cakes are asked to call Eileen Medeiros, 672-6376:


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Better Food Would H'elp, He Says MILWAUKEE (NC) - Addressing the American Correctional Association's I07th Congress of Correction, Holy Cross Brother Herman Zaccarelli called for improvements in prison food service as a means of stemming violence. 'Brother Zaccarelli, former food service director at Stonehill College, and of the National Food Service Industry Task Force of the American Correctional Food Service Association, also recommended continuing education programs for food service personnel in correctional institutions. "We must attack the root causes of institutional violence as it relates to food service, not just the symptoms, if progress is to be made in penal institutions," 'Brother Zaccarelli told the gathering. Rehabilitation of the prisoner must be the aim of the correctional system, he said, as he proposed several goals for prison administrators if they wish to have food service assume a prominent place in limiting prison violence and contributing toward that rehabilitation. "The rehabilitation of the prisoner must grow in response to his real needs and the culture situation of our environment." All prisons should establish offices of career planning and development modeled after similar programs used in colleges, Brother Zaccarelli said. He urged freer communications within the penal institutions, teaming food service management personnel with prisoners in making decisions, and called for educational programs for prison food service personnel to keep them abreast of develop-

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There is no theological basis for a distinction in the manner of receiving Communion by the ministerial priesthood and by the laity. No special privilege in the manner of handling the Eucharist, or of sharing in the fullness of the sign (both eating and drinking) or of distributing the Eucharist derives from ordination. While the manner of receiving, whether in the hand or on the tongue, may vary, there exists no foundation in theology to justify a special holiness in order to touch the Eucharist, over and -4 above that holiness required for all who receive the Eucharist. The same holiness flowing from baptismal consecration is required of all, priest and laity alike. While in recent times great emphasis has been placed on the sacredness of the hands of the priest, it must be noted that the anointing of the hands at ordination cannot be connected .with a special privilege of touching the Eucharist. The special anointing of the hands symbolizes the priest's public ministry of service to others. Further evidence that anointing gives no special title to touching the Eucharist is ·derived from reflection on the ministry of deacons, which was always connected with the Eucharist; yet the deacon's hands were never anointed. Most recently, the commissioning of the laity as extra ordinary ministers of Communion

d The option of receiving Holy Communion In the· hand. focuses our attention on the theology of Baptism and the consecration to God therein effected. The Si~ation Today Vatican II has given a great impetus to a deeper understanding of the dignity of the laity and the renewed goodness of all of creation in the risen Christ. Both full participation in the Eucharist and full service (diakonia) in the Church are rights and duties which flow from Christian initiation. 'In relation to reception of the Eucharist, we now realize more deeply that reverence for the Eucharist is best expressed by receiving Communion rather than by abstaining from it, and that reverence is not necessarily compromised by either the priest or the laity touching the sacred signs. Contemporary norms of good ritual favor more faithfilled expressions and modes of sharing Eucharist. Good ritual does not consist in esoteric gestures removed from ordinary life, but in . deeply human gestures to which we bring the whole dimension of faith. Eating is nor-

mally a human action by which adults feed themselves, rather than being fed by another. The mature, normal human manner of sharing food is to extend the hand to give and to receive the food, and to feed ourselves. These same gestures can serve as the human basis for a more genuine personal faith operating to express reverence for the Eucharist. The words of Christ, "Take and eat", are an expression of faith for Christians, and the manner in which they receive th~ divine invitation is now a matter of choice. Although the minister will always present the Eucharist in the gesture of giving, the communicant now has the option of receiving in the hand or on the tongue. The Third Instruction on the Liturgy (No.5) states: "The truth of the sign demands that this bread look like real food which is broken and shared among brothers." When Communion was rarely received, reasons of practically led to use of small, unleavened wafers convenient for placement on the tongue, but very unlike bread. When we bring out the full sign value of food by the utilization of real bread, faith in the Eucharist will be strengthened and its effects increased. The more authentic the signs, the more involving human gestures of giving and receiving, the more meaningful the Eucharist becomes.

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CO~IA""Iep.T& yourself by taking one step to the side and then placing the host in your mouth.

HTIIJLt' the altar and put out your hands to receive the Host. Hold your hands as Cyril of Jerusalem described in the 4th century: "... do not go stretching Out your open hands or having fingers spread out, but make ... a throne ... which shall receive the King." *

PNSEMTlCnoti Your priest or minister will present the Host to you. He will say: "The Body of Christ." You answer: "Amen." Receive the Host reverently with cupped hands.

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Coyle 20th Reunion Planned Willard Nixon was pitching for the Red Sox, Richard Nixon was getting ready to pitch - for the Presidency, and the New York Yankees traded an infielder by the name of Billy Martin to the Kansas City A's, that summer twenty years ago when the Class of '57 was graduated from Monsignor Coyle High School in Taunton.

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national authority be strengthened. All three popes since the UN was founded, Pius XII,. John XXIII, and now Paul VI, have recognized its limitations and weaknesses, but have insisted it is still the best hope for world peace and order. This position is confirmed by the -encourag~­ ment and support the Church has offered all major agencies of the UN since World War II. (Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen, clo The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02722.

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NEW YORiK (NC) - Archbishop Fulton Sheen, retired head of the Rochester, N.Y. diocese, has left Lenox Hill Hospital appearing fully recovered from open heart surgery performed July 15. Dr. Eugene Walsh, chief of the seven-member cardiovascular surgical team that operated on the 82-year-old prelate, called the operation "completely successful," and said the archbishAs a possible help to others, op would be able to resume his I should point out that your' regular schedule in four to six question and your daughter's weeks. Archbishop Sheen, best known situation illustrate the need to consider these facts of life be- for his frequent television apfore, not after, getting seriously pearances, was operated on as involved with another with the "a life saving measure," accordpossibility of marriage. The ing to his personal physician, Church's basic teachings and Dr. Michael Bruno. Dr. Bruno said the operation regulations concerning marriage involved the replacement of an are clear, long-standing and aortic valve and the implanting readily available. of a pacemaker. Therefore, if one's faith is In a sidewalk interview folconsidered valuable and essen- lowing his release from the hos,tial, some principles and rules pital, Archbishop Sheen said, "I for dating and courtship must be knew if I should .leave this earth, set for oneself long before things I would be with Christ. If I rehave come to the point of plan- mained, Christ would be here ning marriage. too." He said that President Carter_ Q. Concerning your answers about being rebuffed at the sign called him twice to wish hiin of peace has anyone considered well and Pope Paul VI sent him the thousands of people who a personal telegram. have arthritis or other ailments of the hands? I have a severe disease and have had two fingers ST. KILIAN, amputated and a possible third NEW BEDFORD later on. It can be very painful A Christmas bazaar is schedfor many of us, and if it's a man uled from noon to 9 p.m. Saturwith a hearty handshake it can hurt for a couple of hours. We day, Nov. 19 and from 9 a.m. may look healthy, but if we to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Availlook down when the priest an. able will be knit articles" Christnounces the sign of peace, this mas decorations, crafts, plants, jewelry, white elephant items, could be the reason. baked goods and a penny candy A. Thank you for writing. store. Snacks will be on sale. Your point is a good one and we ST. JULIE BILLIART, should all keep it in mind. NORTH DARTMOUTH A Fall Fling with music by Q. Has the Catholic Church the Interludes will be sponsored ever condemned the United Na. tions? How can so many priests by the Ladies' Guild from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. and bishops defend it? (Fla.) 12 in the. church hall. There A. Catholic leaders, especially will be a continental breakfast those who speak officially for and door prizes and those atthe whole Church, have consist- tending may bring their own ently promoted the existence and beverages. Reservations may be growth pf the United Nations made with Claudette Moore(UN), and urged that its inter- house, 993-8090.

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A lot of things have changed since then, for Willard and Richard Nixon, for Billy Martin and the New York Yankees, and for Coyle High itself which has since been merged into a cooed Coyle-eassidy High School.

is an energetic grandmother Members of Coyle High's who puts in "about 24 hours a day" as state broadcast Class of '57 will have an opporto reminisce about those chairman of Morality in tunity "good old days" at a 20th Year Media of' Massachusetts Reunion planned for Friday, (MMM), a Boston-based af- November 25th at the Red Coach filiate of the national or- Grill in Middleboro. ganization of the same name. Information on the reunion The aim of MMM is to organize "effective citizen confrontation of the poison of pornography" and Mrs. Anderson came to Fall River to spark interest in starting a local chapter. In the meantime, she had suggestions for individuals opposed to pornography. "Write, telephone and see local radio and television management people when objectionable material is used," she advised. "They are sensitive to audience opinion." She also said viewing or listening to programs is essential in order to· garner names of local and national advertisers who should also be contacted. "They're paying the bills," she pointed out. But this should be done by responsible adults, she stressed, pointing out that unsupervised televiewing is a major factor in undercutting traditional family values. Discussing formerly taboo topics now treated on television, Mrs. Anderson said, "We're not so concerned about what's said as how it's said. The soap operas, for instance ,treat a wide range of subjects, but tend to do it seriously. The situation comedies, however, play such matters for laughs, undermining marital fidelity and encouraging sexual license." She pointed out that the licenses of New England television and radio stations are up for renewal this fall and winter so it is therefore a particularly good time to protest objectionable programs. "All letters must go into a public file," she said.

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By Father Alfred McBride

About a half century ago, a 45-year-old woman believed she was pregnant. Most husbands and wives in this age bracket today would probably react to that discovery with fear or sadness, perhaps even anger. But for her, the prl!gnancy was an answer to years of prayer, a dream realized, a hope fulfilled. Her regular physician casually dismissed the prospect as impossible. "It can't he. You are past the age for such things!'

-Traditional histories cite 476 as the date of the Fall of Rome, when the ruling classes lost their drive and dissolved into moral and economic bankruptcy. At the same time, the vigorous Germanic tribes were roamiJ1g southward bent on conquest. The result was chaos. Barbarism was replacing civilization at an alarming pace. It was the Church that checked the trend. Instead of fighting the barbarians, she brought to bear the skills of diplomacy, infiltration of Germanic lands, conversion to the Gospel and conversion of oral. tribal law and history to a written Romanized law and Christianized history. Gregory the Great, a frail but strong-willed pope, saw that the future of the Church lay with the rising peoples north of the Alps. With great common sense, he repudiated both secular luxury and the religious luxury of long-winded discussions on doctrines. He was a Basic Teachings man both in religion and in establishing the groundwork for the . humanization and Christianization of western Europe.

Several months later, he continued in the same disbelieving fashion. "It's only a dream in your head." "Doctor, dreams don't have feet!" That woman is now. 84 and her dream with feet is a 39-year-old priest of our diocese. She stormed heaven for a child and obviously believed God does and would respond to prayer for a healing of her condition. There is a rapidly growing body of persons in contemporary society who share that kind of faith. They believe the Lord listens to prayer for the healing of sickness whether it be physical, emotional, mental, o:r spiritual. Moreover, these believers point to impressive testimonies o'f individuals whose health and well being significantly improved after they had prayed or been prayed over by others. Catholics have always understood that God can alid does work miracles. However, we tended to consider these as exceptional instances. The Lord, however, as well as himself healing, supplied the apostles with the mission and the power to heal. In the Acts of the Apostles, we read of that power being exercised - for example, a man lame from birth stands up; a dead boy is raised to life. Today's charismatic Christians argue that what was done then can be achieved now. They pray for healing in no opposition to the work of agendes like 'Catholic Relief Services or of hospitals or physicians. On the contrary, they feel this prayerful healing ministry supports and promotes such efforts to overcome diseases and afflictions.

Benedictine Oblates Oblates of St. Benedict will hold a chapter meeting beg·inning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth, R.I. Mass will be followed by a conference, vespers and dinner. For reservations Oblates and friends may call the abbey or Mrs. Frank S. Moriarty, 672-143~.

Pope Leo the Great By Fathtllr John J. Castelot Only three popes are known to history not only by name, but also as "the Great." The first was Leo I, who reigned from 440 to 461 and he was indeed great, perha~s the most influential figure of the tumultous fifth century. We meet him first as a deacon in the service of 'Pope Celestine I. In this capacity his speoial charge was the care of the poor,. and no matter how involved he later became in the dramatic events of the times, this remained one of his most urgent con-. cerns. Even as a deacon he was sent on important diplomatic missions. One involved a trip to Gaul, where two Roman generals were quarreling when they should have been working hand in hand to prevent a barbarian takeover. While he was there the reigning Pope, Sixtus III, died, and he was chosen to succeed him. After his consecration he set himself immediately to the task he considered pastorally most important, that of preaching. Fortunately, 96 of his sermons have come down to us, and they are gems. They contain his exposition of Catholic doctrine, of course, but also they come back over and over to care for . the poor and other social obligations of Christian life. Circumstances prevented him from being just an outstanding pastor of souls and forced him also to rise to great heights as a ruler. The Church was beset by troubles of all sorts and Leo acted firmly in settling them. The greatest single danger stemmed from the teaching of Eutyches, an abbot of Constantinople. St. Flavian, the patriarch of that city, had excommunicated him, and he appealed to Leo. But when the pope investigated the matter, he found

that Eutyches was indeed guilty of heresy, and on a very fundamental poin~: he was denying the reality of the human nature of Christ. In the course of the compli. cated series of events which en· sued Leo sent Flavian a doctrin~l letter' which has come to be known as "The Tome of Leo." It is a beautifully clear statement of the Catholic doctrine that in Christ there are two complete and perfect natures - one divine, the other human. Suppressed by the friends of Eutyches at what Leo called the Robber Synod of Ephesus (449), it was finally read to the more than 600 bishops present at the Council of Chalcedon (451). When they heard it, they are said to have shouted: "!Peter has spoken by Leo!" Still, Leo's victory at Chalcedon was not complete. The Council had insisted that Constantinople, should enjoy primacy in the East on a par with that of Rome in the West. Leo firmly rejected this as an affront to the universal jurisdiction of the successor of St. Peter. Surely the most dramatic event in his career was his encounter with the invading barbarian, Attila the Hun, who with his hordes had crossed the Alps and devastated the cities of northern 'Italy. As Attila drew closer and closer to Rome, the city was helpless and in panic. To whom did the people turn? To Leo. What a tribute to his stature! The emperor, the Senate and the populace begged him to intercede with "The Scourge of God." Accordingly, Leo approaced Attila and by the power of his personality persuaded him to leave Rome untouched. However, chaos which folTunl to Page Thirteen

Graduali y , under his leadership and that of his successors. the clergy and bishops moved north of the Alps among the new peoples. These efforts illustrated an extraordinary blend of the best of old Roman culture and Chris· tian moral idealism. With diplomacy and food relief, the victims of the Fall of Rome were saved from starvation, rape and plunder. With evangelization and proven management techniques, the Church brought to the invaders the potential to move from tribal living to the possibilities of civilization. With minds informed by the values of law, system and history, and hearts propelled by the love of Christ for all peoples, the Christian leaders mounted an unparalleled transformation' of the face of Western Europe and laid the foundations for the medieval civilization. In law, history, peacemaking and good management, the Church saved the best of the old world and gave birth to the glory of the new.

Catholic Relief Services By James C. O'Neill The common cold and world hunger have one thing in common: No one has found a cureall for either. Our world boasts of tremendous leaps forward in agricultural production methods. But hunger still stalks most poorer regions of the earth. Improved fertilizers, ·new hybrid seeds and other modern technology triumphs make it possible to grow and harvest more and more food. Yet, as Sen. Hubert Humphrey recently told the U.S. Senate, 400 million people live daily on the edge of starvation. How does the ordinary American Catholic respond to this state of affairs? Some ignore the problem. Others leave it to others. But millions of others have not turned their backs nor given into easy despair. These latter have looked for and found means to make their own individual contribution to relieving, if not solving, the suffering caused by hunger. Among these means, perhaps. the single most concrete one offered to U.S. Catholics is the Americansponsored worldwide agency Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Established by the United States bishops, CRS has as its basic guideline compassion for the poor - the specific hallmark of Christianity. It has become one of the largest overseas American voluntary relief and development agencies,

perhaps best known for its work in times of disasters and emergencies. Statistically, its record is imposing. Last year alone, CRS touched the lives of some 20 million men, women, and children in 75 of the world's poorest nations. But statistics do not tell the full story. An emergency, such as the disastrous earthquakes in Guatelmala in February, 1976, saw CRS fly in emergency supplies within 24 hours after the first quake hit. Thanks to the generosity of American Catholics and others, eRS was able to provide some $14 million in food, medicines and reconstruction supplies for the shattered country. Emergency relief is only one aspect of CRS. Most of its daily activities are less dramatic, but no less useful. A four-mile water canal in central Ecuador brings fresh water for the first time in history to isolated farming villages. A system of silos in the hilly country of Rwanda protects harvests from rot and insect spoilage. An Irish peat expert, employed byeRS, moves to Burundi to help people there develop the untapped peat resources of the country to exploit a new, cheap fuel ~ource. The project lists of CRS are long - more than 1,000 different projects, sponsored and developed by CRS last year, aimed at striking at the root causes of poverty and hunger. Turn to Pale Thirteen


Won't Encourage Shady Dealings BOSTON (NC) - A four-member committee, chaired by Auxiliary Bishop Daniel A. Hart, has been formed in the archdiocese of Boston to implement archdiocesan policy on financial investments. According to Cardinal Humberto Medeiros of Boston, the aim of archdiocesan investment policies is to maintain "an optimum rate of return on its funds," while at the same time "encouraging those corporations which promote the common good and avoiding the support of those corporate activities which violate the moral, social, or ethical teachings of the Church."

DCCW Meeting The second quarterly executive board meeting of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Theresa's Church Center, South Attleboro, with Mrs. James W. Leith, president. presiding. Hostesses will be members of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of the parish and a welcome on behalf of District IV will be extended by its president, Mrs. David Sellmayer. Reports of the National Council of Catholic Women convention held last week in San Antonio, are expected from members of the diocesan delegation.

C RS Continued from Page Twelve To carry out its activities, CRS relies for basic funding con· tributions it receives from an annual collection taken up in U.S. Catholic churches, usually during Lent. CRS also depends on U.S. Catholics' response to the annual Thanksgiving Cloth· ing Collection and Operation Rice Bowl. Contributions, of the people in the pew in this country are magnified 20 or more times in terms of concrete, grass-root results. Thus American Cat· holies, through CRS, carry but Christ's command to love one another.

A Man ....When man is capable of forgetting himself for· another, then he is a man." - Robert W. Gleason

The committee will study investment matters, determine the' manner and extent to which policy guidelines can be applied, review voting practices, and suggest opportunities for archdiocesan participation in invest· ments.

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"God loves even you," wrote the long suffering sexton of Pil· grim United Church of Christ, New Bedford, at the bottom of a sign he tacked on the church door. Directed at a vandal who had repeatedly broken windows and battered the door, it read: "To Night-Time Intruder: Please do not break into our church. Come Sunday morning and you will find the doors open for you. Our only treasure is the Word of God that we gladly will share with you." The sign survived for several months, said Herbert Blake, the sexton, and during that time no further damage was inflicted on the church. IBut a few weeks ago temptation apparently got the hetter of the nighttime visitor and the sign itself disappeared. Blake thinks he'll put up another one, however. ..It kind of pricked consciences," he said. And maybe one Sunday the miscreant will even accept his invitation to come to church.

Pope Leo Continued from Page Twelve lowed upon the assassination of the emperor encouraged Gansaric, king of the Vandals, to invade Italy and sack Rome. Again the terror-stricken people turned to Leo. This time his success was only partial. He obtained from Genseric a promise that there would be no slaughter, no arson. The people took ref· uge in the churches while the Vandals spent three weeks wrecking and looting. Finally they returned to Africa, taking with them many prisoners. Leo then turned to helping the victims. Diplomat he was, but even more he was a concerned pastor, a bridge between imperial Rome, weak and tot· tering, and the Christian Rome, which would replace it. His importance is incalcuable. .

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The subject was death. A student had lost a f:riend in an automobile accident. He was depressed about it and had difficulty talking about his grief, yet he wanted to. He wa.nted to find relief; -he wanted to find understanding. "The loss of my friE'nd has made me grow up," he said. I've never been hit so hard." "I wonder if there is a life after death?" mused one student. "I've been brought up in one place. We never moved. And I often used to wonder :.1 there was a life beyond my small town." "Does religion really help us in understanding death, or does it merely neutralize?" asked 'another. lIs there life after death? Always a good question. But never many good answers because neither life nor death have been that clearly defined. The courts have been asked to define it and they cannot. Dennis: I was in the seminary for a short time and we used to talk about these things. Then I heard a sermon about death and it was my understanding that the concern of ':he first

Christians was not with individual immortality. They prayed, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done." Their concern was with the world. Yet I hear people going around worrying about their mortality. Sometimes I think Ch)"istians are pretty adept at dodging central issues.

Charles: There's too much concern with ourselves in religion and not enough with what happens to others. We want too much, even immortality. Always grabbing. What we really need is a little more creative suffering. Just look at the pictures of those hungry children and their parents in so many countries, then talk about security in a heaven. These thoughts are fed by selfishness, and I blame religion for it. It's part of the insurance mentality - "invest now in heavenly bonds - it will payoff on the other side." Sylvia: It's the kind of thinking that wants to provide against every risk. It makes life too predictable. Takes the joy out of it. Kevin, a chemistry major, looked upon death as a risk exercise. 'He talked about the growth of dangerous sports: skin diving, rock climbing, hang gliding, which in opposition to

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.in Holy F'amily Prizes were in store for many Holy Family students as the 4th annual magazine-music subscription campaign concluded. All students who sold five or more subscriptions were eligible for a drawing for a "Pink Panther." Betsy Marr, a sOJ:homore, was the winner. The freshman class boasts of Roseanne Carrico, ranking salesperson, who was awa:~ded an AM~FM-TV radio. Members of the French Club and classes at the New Bedford school will dine free at a Cape Cod French restaurant as a result of a very successful cookie drive. Fred Clark, coach, and the soccer team's spirits have literally been dampened as many

fast driving on the highways does not break the law nor does it endanger any citizen., "And furthermore," he said, "high risk sports (unlike golf and tennis) are not tied up with winning or losing." Someone said that risk sports are so important in an "insurance mentality" age that one doctor writing a book about it says that all exercise is good but risk exercise is essential. Katherine: The thing about death is we don't know what's going to happen, it's scary, but kind of exhilarating at the same time. Why do children like to be told scary stories? They're exhilarating at the same time they're frightening.

Death is a risk exercise. Those of us who are believers could say that as a hang glider launches out into the air that he has come to trust, but doesn't know where he's going to land, so in death we put ourselves into God's hands. Hands that we have come to trust. As opposed to a pre-packaged vacation, it's an open-ended trip. We don't know for sure what is going to happen, but we are trusting. We have no other choice but to trust God because in death we

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games have been postponed be-, cause of inclement weather. As a result, there were four games in one week: with Old Rochester, Somerset and two with Dartmouth. A big recent event was Junior Ring Day, when juniors became upperclassmen. The ceremony began with a Mass at which Rev. John ,Po Driscoll, pastor of St. Lawrence parish, officiated. and continued with a party hosted by the senior class. Later in the evening, the juniors continued the festivities with a dance at the Fishermen's Club in New Bedford. Also at Holy Family, Eileen Elizabeth Reedy has won the Century III Leadership Scholarship competition. The 18-year-old senior is now eligible to compete with other

can no longer protect ourselves from ourselves. This obviously leads to the question: why wait till death to put yourself into God's hands? Isn't death around precisely to remind us that life is a risk exercise? It wouldn't be, without death. Maybe death is around to re-

mind us that life is to be enjoyed, not because it's tied up with winning or losing but be· cause it's something of great enjoyment in and of itself, and it's necessary for self discovery, self-renewal, and transformation. Imagine for a moment life with· out death. It wouldn't be life. God knew what He was doing!

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seniors throughout Massachusetts for state and national scholarships. Annamarie DeFrias, a 17-yearold senior at Holy Family, was named runner-up in the school competition.

Bishop Stang The Parents' Club will meet at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the North Dartmouth school's gym. Entertainment will be by folk singer Tom Giroux and parents, students and alumni are invited. Refreshments will be served and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Daviault and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Sylvia are chairmen for the evening.

Bishop Feehan Use of a new form for parents needing college financial aid will be explained at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6 at a time and place to be announced, the Feehan guidance department has announced.

Guidance personnel at the Attleboro school have attended a conference regarding the new form and will also participate in "Project Potential," a resource program intended to make teachers aware of area career opportunities in order to ,inform their students of such possibilities. Feehan mothers are invited to 'attend an organizational meeting of a proposed Women's Auxiliary Monday night, Nov. 14 in the religious education center. Math Club members will participate in a meet at Sharon High School today, while class and homeroom elections have been scheduled for freshmen.

Bishop Gerra rd A program by the Bishop Gerrard Chorus was among highlights of last weekend's ecumenical arts festival sponsored by the Greater Fall River Council of Churches and the Fall River diocese. Announced at the program was a forthcoming concert which will combine the Fall River girls'

group with singers from Portsmouth Abbey School, the Fall River Chamber Singers and a 45-piece orchestra. All will be heard at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at St. Anne's Church, Fall River. The program will include "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, sung by the Gerrard Chorus alone, selections by the Portsmouth Abbey group and a medley, "The Many Moods of Christmas," sung by both choirs. The orchestra will accompany all selections and will also present instrumental Christmas music, while the Chamber Singers will join with the massed voices. A total of 125 singers will participate.

Bishop Connolly Bishop Connolly High School, River, will hold an open house Sunday, Nov. 20 for interested students and parents. A placement examination for next September's entering freshmen will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Fa~l

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Coyle-Cassidy is Division Champion The Coyle-Cassidy High Warriors have clinched the Division Two Southeastern Mass. Conference football championship. Their ~3-14 victory over New Bedford Voke last Saturday in their last conference game of the season was the clincher. With five wins and one tie against no losses, the Warriors have 11 points and the divisional crown firmly in their grasp. ,Bishop Stang High's Warriors are in second place with six points, one more than Somerset, which they entertain tomorrow in one of their two remaining conference games, both home engagements for Stang. A victory over Somerset Saturday would clinch the runnerup spot for the Spartans, who entertain Bishop Feehan High on Nov. 19. Case is home Saturday to New Bedford Voke and is host Thanksgiving Day to Somerset

in the other remaining Division Two games. In Division One, New Bedford, 4-0-0 (won, lost, tied) takes on Attleboro at Sargent Field, New Bedford, Durfee is home to Taunton at Diman Voke, and, Falmouth hosts Fairhaven Saturday. Runnerup Dartmouth, 41-0, still in contention for the divIsion title, winds up its conference schedule at Fairhaven as Durfee visits New Bedford on Thanksgiving Day. Wareham, 4-0-0, needs only a tie with Bourne, when th~y meet on the latter's gridiron Thanksgiving Day to cop the Division Three championship. Bourne is tied for second place with Seekonk which closes its conference season at DightonRehoboth, also on Thanksgiving Day. Meanwhile, the only Division Three game Saturday lists Dennis-Yarmuth at Old Rochester in a game that has no effect on the divisional championship.

Canton and Stoughton in Hockomock Deadlock Canton and Stoughton posted victories last Saturday to remain tied for first place in the Hockomock Football League. North Attleboro, which had shared the lead with them, lost to Mansfield and dropped to third place but no means out of the running. It might well turn out that the league titIist will be decided on Thanksgiving Day when Canton is host to Stoughton. Such a situation would develop if Canton wins at Mansfield and Stoughton at Sharon Saturday when North Attleboro will be host to Franklin and Oliver Ames to Foxboro. Saturday's game will be the league seasons finale for North Attleboro. There is plenty of action on

tap in other leagues on this, the last "big football weekend" of the season. The South Shore League has four games scheduled for tomorrow ~ Norwell at Abington, Cohasset at Hull, Middleboro at Duxbury, East Bridgewater at Hanover-and will then be idle until Thanksgiving Day. The Mayflower League has Apponequet at Blue Hills, Bristol-Plymouth at West Bridgewater, Manchester at Southeastern Regional, Norton at Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, when in the Old Connolly League it will be Silver Lake at Bridgewater-Raynham, Plymouth-Carver at Hingham, Scituate at Whitman-Hanson, Rockland at Randolph.

TV, Movie News THE LACEMAKER stars Isabelle Huppert and Yves Beneyton in a story of a pair of young lovers separated by education and social position. Eventually the middle class man breaks up with the working class woman and as a result she 8'inks into depression and is last seen in a mental institution working quietly at lacemaking. The film received an ecumenical award at the Cannes Film Festival for its treatment of human relationships but contains non-exploitative nudity. Because of this and its serious theme, it is best suited to the mature viewer. A-4. SHORT EYES is a chilling film depiction of prison life, dealing with the harassment and eventual murder of a middle class man imprisoned for molesting a child. Its rough language, violence and threatening atmosphere are justified in context, but it is not a film for casual entertainment. A-4 (R) HEROES. Henry Winkler plays a mentally disturbed Vietnam veteran. Subject matter and a violent fight scene make this a film for mature viewers. A-3 (PG) LINCOLN CONSPIRACY. An account of Lincoln's assassination alleging that government officials were involved in his killing. As history, this is questionable; as entertainment, its stiff didactic form makes the material more suitable to a slide lecture. A-2 (G) VOLCANO. This autobiographical film details the hellish life of alcoholic author, Malcolm Lowry, since dead from sleeping pills, and includes passages from his novels read by Richard Burton. A-2 EQUUS is the story of a psychiatrist (Richard Burton) treating a boy who has blinded some horses. In the course of treatment the psychiatrist comes to envy his patient his passion and religious force. The graphic realism of the blinding and an extended nude scene are handled offensively. C (R)

THE TURNING POINT with Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft is immensely entertaining with fine acting and ballet sequences. The sexual permissiveness might be offensive in a more serious context but here only rules this film out for children or adolescents. A-3 (PG) TV Reviews GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (PBS, 8-9 p.m., Tues., Nov. 15). A tribute to America's foremost woman painter, featuring her own commentary. WOMEN: A CELEBRATION (mS). During the week of Nov. 14-21 a variety of programs of interest to women will be seen. Check local listings. JAMES AT 15 -(NBC, 9-10 '(NBC, 9-10 p.m., Thursday) is a believable and entertaining series about a youngster trying to get along in a new school. MULLIGAN'S STEW (NBC, 9-10 p.m., Tuesdays) is also a new series, dealing with a large family of all ages living in a small California home on a high school teacher's salary. Good mixture of entertainment and moral values. INTIMATE STRANGERS (ABC, 9-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11). A harrowing tale of wife beating, a painful but important film for adult audiences. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE (PBS, 10-11:30' p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13), is a play by Franciscan Brother Jonathan on the problems of a returned Vietnam veteran. Confronts viewers with basic life questions. MARY WHITE (ABC, 9-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18). A charming tribute to the daughter of famed editor William Allen White, who died at age 16. TV Movies NiGHT MOVES (CBS, 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11). C (R) THREE DAYS OF THE CON· DOR (CBS, 9 p.m. Wed. Nov. 16). A-3 (R) THREE MUSKETEERS (CBS, 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18). A-2

The Southies, now riding a five-game win streak, were held to a I-I tie in the first period and were trailing, 2-1, early in the second but exploded for three goals in that stanza for a 4-2 advantage. They never again relinquished the lead. John Viveiros scored two goals in the winning effort. Despite tbe loss New Bedford retained second place. Mike Hogan scored two goals to spark Westport-Dartmouth's 5-1 victory over Taunton and Somerset broke into the win column for the first time via a 6-2 decision over Fall River North. South now has 10 points, New Bedford six, Fall River North five, \yestport-Dartmouth 4,

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Tauton' 3, Somerset two in the current standings. Next Sunday night's game, all at the Driscoll Rink, have Taunton vs. Somerset at nine o'clock, Fall River south vs. Fall River North at 10 and New Bedford vs. Westport-Dartmouth at 11. In preparation for the approaching season, the Fall River CYO Basketball League will hold its Junior Jamboree tomorrow night in its Anawan Street hall. Junior and Prep divisions will open their seasons Sunday, the Senior Division on Nov. 20.

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Mangia, mangia! S1. Francis would have loved it! In his honor the pastoral team of S1. Patrick's parish, Wareham, threw a spaghetti party to which every teenager in town was invited. It began with spaghetti and meatballs magnificently cooked at dente under supervision of Father Alan Caparella, OFM, scion of a large Italian family of restaurant owners and a steady weekend visitor to S1. Patrick's. With all heads replete, it continued with a showing of "Brother Sun, Sister Moon," an award-winning film on the life of S1. Francis. And it ended with a unanimous feeling that "this lovely community afternoon" should be repeated.

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James F. Lyons, pastor, and Father William W. Norton, associate, sat down in September to plan "something special" for area teens. When Father Norton recalled St. Francis Day spaghetti suppers he had introduced while chaplain at St: Mary's Home, New Bedford, eyes lit up and there was general agreement that Wareham youngsters would enjoy such a celebration as much as those in New Bedford. It was natural to call on the expertise of Father Capar-

ella, whose family summers in Wareham and whose credentials include a grandmother, an aunt and a brother, all restaurant owners. And in the spirit of the afternoon's Franciscan theme, "It is giving that we receive," brother Bob's restaurant contributed the dinner ingredients. But the labor involved in feeding hordes of hungry teenagers was contributed by Sisters, priests and volunteer parishioners. As for the teens, they brought their appetites - and took away the feeling that S1. Pat's in Wareham is a pretty nice place to be.


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