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Friday, November 13, 1987


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RETIREMENT PROVISIONS for elderly sisters such as these leaving a Marian year prayer service in Alton, Ill., will be among concerns of the U.S. bishops at their annual meeting, which starts Monday in Washington. (NC photo)

Elderly religious, priests among bishops' topics WASHINGTON (NC) - The lI:S. bishops will hold their annual fall general meeting in Washington Nov. 16-19. Among items they will be voting on: - A statement on Central America policy updating a statement approved by the bishops in 1981. - A national pastoral plan for church ministry to Hispanics. - A pro)JOsed new annual collection in parishes nationwide to help ease the retirement crisis facing many U.S. religious orders, particularly nuns. - Proposed norms outlining responsibilities of dioceses in dealingwith the retirement of their priests. - Guidelines for relations between bishops and theologians and for resolving doctrinal disputes. - A statement critical of schoolbased health clinics which provide students with contraceptives and abortion services.

- A proposed new rite for use in celebrations of marriage between people of differing faiths. - A proposal that Dec. 12. the day Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared in Mexico. be raised to the rank of a feast in the U.S. Church calendar, although not a holyday of obligation. - Proposals to establish a standing committee of bishops on religious life and a separate commission on religious life composed of bishops, nuns and members of male religious orders. - Dividing the bishops' exist'ing Committee on Social Development and World Peace into a Committee on Domestic Policy and a Committee on International Policy. . - A 1988 budget for their national offices and activities, and a proposal to raise the assessment on dioceses and archdioceses for support of those activities from

13.3 cents per Catholic in 1988 to 15.7 cents in 1989. Collection for Religious The collection for men and women religious is aimed at meeting retirement needs estimated at $2.5 billion. It would begin in September 1988 and would be conducted for 10 years "unless the need is met before then." The proposal also calls for a public awareness program to support the appeal and provides' that funds collected be administered and disbursed through the Tri-Conference Retirement Project. A study released a year ago showed that although male and female religious were increasing efforts to fund their retirement needs, the debt for their retirement costs had reached an estimated $2.5 billion. Religious orders of women have been hit hardest: Turn to Page Six

BOSTON (NC) - The Vatican study of U.S. seminaries showed that they need to devote more time to theological education and reflection, said the bishop who has headed that study. Bishop John A. Marshall of Burlington. Vt.. ended.his six-year silence on the Vatican study with a keynote speech opening a seminar. "Excellence in 'Educating Priests." held last month at St. John's Seminary, Brighton. Symposium speakers focused on the need for seminarians to develop a deep spiritual life and receive sound theological formation in revelation and church teachings. Bishop Marshall stressed that he was giving his personal views and not representing the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. the agency overseeing the seminary study. . He said he had declined to make public statements about the study. begun in 1981, while it was still in progress, but the theology-le~e1 portion of the work. about which he was speaking, had been completed, and the college-level portion was in its final stages. Regarding theological training. Bishop Marshall said. "To me the real culprit in the academic area is not the faculty but time." He said the typical priesthood candidate entering theological studies today "is not nearly so well prepared" as the average candidate 20 or 30 years ago. but at the same time academic theology must compete today with more nonacademic demands. giving teachers "a shorter span of effective time" to train' future priests theologically. "It is entirely unfair to accuse our seminaries of teaching heresy,' as some very rigid persons allege. On the other hand, I believe that it is fair to say that even the best seminary, operating under today's conditions, can hardly provide an adequate presentation of what every good priest should know," the bishop said.

going evaluation of seminary students. - More emphasis on community life. - Clearer separation of the "priestly formation program" from diaconate and lay ministry programs in institutions that provide resources for more than one form of ministerial or theological formation. Because of the unique' demands of priestly formation. Bishop Marshall said. "there should be no general integration of seminarians with other students." Despite such areas of concern. "there are any number of positive things to report" on the state of U.S. seminaries. Bishop Marshall said. He particularly praised the.quality and dedication of seminary rectors. the overall quality of seminary faculties, and the evident "interest of bishops and religious provincials" in their. seminaries. He also cited the interest of seminarians in spiritual life. the quality of seminary liturgies. and the quality of academic programs in such areas as liturgy. Scripture and ecumenism. He said it was "unfortunate" that "almost inevitably non priest seminary faculty are offended" when it is argued that seminaries should have more priests on their faculties. He said the non priest faculty investigation teams'met during the seminary study "were almost universally well qualified persons." The concern. he said. is to have seminarians "immersed in a priestly environment" in order to learn ahout the priesthood hy example and experience as well as through formal studies. Turn to Page Six

While praising the pastoral "field education" programs of seminaries for "remarkable" progress in the past two decades. Bishop Marshall said that "integration with the academic and spiritual is one of the cryi ng needs" of such program~.

He also called for: - More presence of priests in seminaries, especially as advisers and spiritual directors of seminarians. - "More clear-cut directives" for seminary life from local bishops and religious superiors and from the national guidelines for priestly formation. - "Clearer evaluation standards" for the admission and on-

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SAN FRANCISCO (NC) - ' ArchbishopJohn R. Quinn of San Francisco announced Nov. 5 that on his doctor's advice he is taking. an indefinite'sabbatical to recover from "the effects .'of accumulated stress."

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responsibilities, Archbishop Quinn in recent years has been president The rest period, at an undis- of the National Conference of closed location, would begin im- Catholic Bishops, head of its docmediately, he said. trine and pastoral research and Archbishop 'Quinn, 58, said it practices committee, papally was his first sabbatical "in 34 years, appointed head of a commission to study U.S. religious orders, as a priest and 20 as a bishop." Norman Phillips, San Francisco president of the California Catholic archdiocesan press officer, said Conference, member of a three~he archbishop was simply worn bishop commission appointed by out from work and said there was the Holy See to help resolve a no disease or chemical dependency major church dispute in the Archinvolved. diocese of Seattle, and host of a Calling the priests of the arch- papal visit to San Francisco this diocese together to announce his past September. decision, Archbishop Quinn told Ordained a priest in 1953, he them, "I expect to go to a retreat setting, where I can undergo a was made auxiliary bishop of San medical evaluation, learn how to Diego, Calif. in 1967. He became deal more effectively with the bishop of Oklahoma City and problems of stress and return Tulsa in 1971 and first archbishop renewed and refreshed to take up of Oklahoma City in 1972. He was once again my pastoral service as appointed archbishop of San archbishop of San Francisco. ' Francisco in 1977.

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NEW YORK (NC) - Catholic Relief Services, with surplus clothing piling up in"its warehouses, has suggested'to some of its diocesan directors that they distribute donations received in this year's Thanksgiving Clothing Drive to needy people in their local areas. Some dioceses, including Fall River, have decided not to conduct the drive this year. Beth Griffin, CRS press officer, said in a telephone interview that the CRS board would discuss the clothing program at its December meeting and perhaps make a policy decision next March about its future. Explaining the CRS predicament, Ms. Griffin said the U.S. government, which helps pay for relief shipments abroad, reduced its payments for goods other than food by 50 percent in October 1986, the beginning of the government's 1987 fiscal year. Government funds will now pay for the shipment of 3 million to 4 million pounds per year, but clothing donations to CRS have continued at their recent rate of 7 million to 8 million pounds per year.

So CRS warehouses - one in New Jersey and the other in Wisconsin - have on hand as much clothing as the agency will be able to ship during the coming year. The CRS clothing program, which receives mostly used clothing but some manufacturers' stocks clothing, began after World War II with a primary focus on shipments ~ Europe. Traditionally, most 4jDceses have collected these donations in the Thanksgiving season." Heavy ~er clothing that was needed in E$ope has continued to come in, ~ people' assisted by CRS tOda'Yftnd to live in warmer climates. ,;~::, In some cases, clothing for these areas can' be purchased locally at modest pr.ices, thus reducing the advantage of donated clothing that must be shipped at diocesan expense to CRS warehouses, then shipped abroad. CRS noted that some dioceses had previously decided to stop conducting the clothing drive and instead send a cash donation.

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AMONG NEW BEDFORD area Bishop's Ball committee members are, from left, Mrs. Walter Galvin, New Bedford District Council of Catholic Women president; Mrs. Emmett Almond·and Abel Fidalgo, decorating committee members; Miss Dorothy A. Curry, Di.ocesan Council of Catholic Women president. . 4 PIECE SET (AS SHOWN) $4400.00

. Ball presentee committee Under the presentee program, 36 young ladies, representing 36 diocesan parishes, will be one third of diocesan parishes select representatives each year. presented to Bishop Daniel A. ~Names of the 1988 choices c:ronin Jan. 15 at an impressive ceremony at the 33 annual should be sent as soon as possiBishop's Charity Ball at Lin- ble to Mrs. O'Brien at 488 Highland St., Fall River 02720. coln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. 1988 participating parishes The ceremony, among ball highlights, sees Fathers or are St. John and Stephen, other escorts present the young Attleboro; St. Mary, North ladies at a picturesque march Attleboro; O.L. Mt. Carmel, Seekonk; St. Margaret, Buzceremony. Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. , zards Bay; St. Patrick, FalGomes, P A, diocesan director, mouth; St. Joan of Arc, Orleans. has named Mrs. James A. ,St. Augustine, Vineyard Haven; O.L. Lourdes, Wellfleet; O'Brien J r. of Fall River preSt. Elizabeth, Edgartown; St. sentee committee chairman, a John, Pocasset; Cathedral, Holy post she has held for many Name, Notre Dame, St. Anne, years. She will be assisted by St. Louis, St. Michael, St. WilMiss Claire O'Toole, Fall River; liam, Santo Christo, Fall River. Mrs. Walter Galvin, New BedSt. Bernard, Assonet; O.L. ford; Miss Adrienne Lemieux, Grace, North Westport; O.L. Taunton; Mrs. Harry Loew, Fatima, Swansea; Holy Rosary, Attleboro; and Mrs. James H. O.L. Lourdes, St. Mary, St. Quirk, South Yarmouth.

2nd grant for Cape group WASHINGTON (NC) - The Campaign for Human Development, the li .S. bishops' anti-poverty program, has awarded $6.5 million in grants to 216 self-help projects across the country, including , one in the Fall River diocese. The Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD), a Cape Cod advocacy group, received second year funding of $20,000 from CHD. CORD was profiled'in The Ancho'r at the time' of its first awan!. ',01: According to Father Peter N. Graziano; executive, director of· the Diocesan Department of Social " Services,' the group's :'first~year funding enabled it': to'" establish solid roots as an advocacy group for the disabled. , CO'Rti,jus~ o~er ftlur:yea~s:oM, ~ •• ,

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the moorins..-, Watch the New Look While most Americans have been watching the fallout of Black Monday on the stock market and wondering about its future implications, there have been two other significant happenings that will have an even more profound effect on the world's future directions: the changes of leadership in China and Russia. Americans being the creatures .we are, we deal mostly with in-house concerns. Few take time to look beyond the nation's borders. When we do, it is usually because we are forced to it. The two world· wars, Korea and Vietnam are cases in point. The frustration with Vietnam is that we did not win, as if it were some type of ballgame. In their quest for success and the good life, so many could not care less about world events unless they threaten to disrupt their personal lifestyles, as evidenced by the national tremor over the ~all Street situation. However, it would be well to pull ourselves away from 'our self-absorption and take a very serious look at the events that took place in China and Russia, for they are ,certain to influence our lives and lifestyles. The peaceful and dramatic change of leadership in the globe's most populous nation was not merelywell orchestrated but extremely telling. It clearly points out to the world that China is on the move, riot alone with regard to its territorial boundaries but on the global stage. The question is not so much one of change but of its pace. China must yet face many challenges on its own turf, but to leap into world affairs with such speed is in itself remarkable. The horrors ofthe cultural revolution still haunt the Chinese' but in picking up the pieces ofthe nation, the Beijing govern- . ment has demonstrated a capacity for leadership that will impact on all the world's peoples. Just the new trade and payment policies will affect American pocketbooks., The evolution of political structures does not come easily. But by beginning the process China is sending a signal to all that she is about to take a giant step into-the future. While the events iii China are significant in themselves, the daring trail being blazed by Russia's Gorbachev should not be disregarded. The fact that the Russian leader publicly denounced Stalin is an indication of his power. There is no doubt that he has to work hard to overcome resistance to reform, but he certainly has shown his determination to set Russia on a new course. He wants to make communism a viable economic force in the world and it is obvious that the stagnation of Stalinism is being challenged by a new dynamic. " , Gorbachev has consolidated his power and charmed the media. He dominates his nation's policy-making and executive instituti'ons. 'He still has many internal forces to challenge but it IS' obvio,llS 'that he is ready to do so, even though he must , contend with a people whose isolation and' insecurity have ,slowed all efforts to project their image as other than that of an awkward bear. If Gorbachev succeeds in prodding the bear . in~o action, the world will have a very dangerous animal on its .hands. 'The message is clear for all America. Don't get caught up in the downfall of the Yuppies or the false promises of a bullish market. There are other things happening on this planet that are far more consequential., If Russia and China can achieve the internal reforms for which they are striving, the sleeping tiger and the lethargic bear will come to life in such a way that the rest of th,e world will have to take note. The Editor



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Parental notification laws WASHINGTON (NC) - What The Supreme Court has ruled laws require "parental consent for has become one of the most emo- that such laws must include a prothe simplest of procedures," such tionally charged and fervently cess called "judicial bypass" whereas dispensing an aspirin. argued aspects of the abortion by minors could get permission Maura Quinlan, chief staffcoundebate focuses on whether a state from a judge if they felt it was not sel for Americans United for Life .should require parents' irivolvement in their best interests to go to their, Legal Defense Fund. said the laws in a minor's decision to have an parents. protect parental rights and "qbBut Mintzsaid that was "unduly abortion. viously are protective of the minor Proponents of notification and burdensome" and could harm a because they give her some guidconsent laws have said' p~rents , teen's health by causing long delays. ance.... Clinics do not provide have a right to be involved ill tlu;ir Kay C. James,' spokeswolllan advice in her best interest." children's decisions. especially for· the National Right to Life The measures also "clearly reduce when parental consent is required Committee, said that by support- the numbers of abortion and teen for numerous simple procedures ing· notification and consent mea- pregnancy." she said. affecting a child's health - even sures her o,rganization recognizes that "in any abortion situation dispensing aspirin. Diana Traub, a spokeswoman They also see such laws as the , there are tWo victims, the woman for the Reproductive Freedom state's endorsement of necessary and the child." Project of the American Civil liberties Union in New York, said' family involvement in the ,lives of "We think parental notification dependent children.', . and consent are important because states should not involve parents in "a privacy matter." Opponents see them as a viola- they really do protect the minor in tion of a minor's right to privacy that situation," she said. The ACLU has been in the fore' and warn that such measures will front in the fight against notificaMs. James said it was "totally drive teen-agers unable to tell their inappropriate to leave a minor girl tion and consent laws. parents about a pregnancy to to consult with no one but other "Minors don't always have to "back-alley" abortionists. get parental consent for surgical children Or an abortionist." , Now under review by the U.S. She also said schobl-based health p,:ocedures. It varies from state to Supreme.Court is the Hartigan vs. clinics provide the conduit for state." Ms. Traub said. "In one Zbaraz case involving an Illinois minors' abortions. . " , ' ,state a minor could get a Caesalaw which requires a 24-hour wait"While they 'don't dO'aboitions. rean section without riotifying her ·ing period - following notifica- they do n~ferfal for abo,rtions irl' a, parents. In many, many states no tion of both parents - before an lot of cases," she said. ·"These consent is required for treatment abortion can be performed on a young women are being funneled' of venereal diseases - that's a girl under IX. into abortion clinics. . .. Wh'at 'sexually related matter." The U.S. Catholic Conference parents - no matter how they feel ',' ~ro-life lawyer Paige Comstock in a friend-of-the-court brief filed about abortion - would want Cunningham called the privacy last December urged the high court that?" {)rgument "ludicrous," and added .' , . that situations requiring no conto uphold it. The U.S. Catholic bishops, dur- sent were usually medical emer"When an abortion decision is ing their general meeti'ng Nov. 16- gencies. to be made by an immature minor, 19. are to vote on a statement critilaws facilitating parental involveMrs. Cunningham is an attor,cal of school-based health clinics ment. even consent. are not undue ney from Wheaton. III., and former which provide -students with conburdens." the USCC brief said. It executive director and general traceptives and abortion services, said the law simply seeks to assure counsel for the Chicago-based The proposed statement objects Americans United for Life Legal "effective and meaningful parental to clinics' rule of confidentiality ' Defense Fund. involvement in a serious medical barring parents from reviewing decision by a minor." "If it's an emergency, in most their children's records while some cases there is implied consent. If Richard Mintz, a spokesman for the National Abortion Rights there is any time at all they usually Action League, said he disagrees make every effort to bring parents in." she said, because "you can't legislate" communication between minors and "As a mother myself, 1 would their parents. definitely want to know what is . going on in my child's life," she . "The majority of teens do tell their parents when faced with uninadded, "I know more about her medical history and emotional tended pregnancy, and the ones status than any judge. It's much who don't do so for very compelling reasons - broken homes, unmore private if the decision is made in the family." stable family situations," he said.


Tales parents tell One day when my son was six, he said to me, "Mom, when are you going to wash my hair again?" As I examined his scalp, I asked, "Why?" This was a kid, like all my kids, who resisted shampoos with great tenacity. "Well," he said, "Frankie and Julie want to know so we'll know how the Story ends." The Story was a gift from God that came to my rescue whenever our kids needed to be distracted. If we were in the car or at a restaurant and they became restless, I said, "Did I ever tell you about the time Boo-Boo and Nicky sneaked 'into the restaurant kitchen and ..." The Story hooked them every time. If they misbehaved during story-telling time, I stopped and they would beg, "Please don't stop. We'll be good." Like many parents, our stories were based on our own kids. When Teresa was little, Boo-Boo was a little girl her age with her experiences. When Patrick was born, so was Nicky. When Dan came along, so did Stevie. When one of them entered kindergarten or got into trouble, so did their story counterpart. We never preached, though. That kills the story. And we added as much humor as we could. Jim and I each had our own Story. His was a tale of two mischievious Sl;hool buses, Pretty Boy

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Mourning lost children

and icky, who got themselves into By incredible escapades. In both our DOLORES tale-spinnings, we finished the story. FATHER with a cliff-hanger for the next, CURRAN i much like the old Saturday after JOHN noon matinee. I " Story-telling is a great boon in .' j parenting young children. 'It ell-.' DIETZEN gages their attentions and f~nta- ';: ~ur family. I tried shampooing sies, the more absurd the better. ; kids in the tub, under the shower Q. I was married in 1951 and Many classic 'children's stories and with washcloths over their My own conviction, entirely in prior to our sixth wedding annifaces. All I got were screams, wrigbegan as parents' tales, notably the accord with the teachings of the versary had become pregnant seven gles and time off in purgatory. Pooh Bear stories.' church and similar to that of major times. Four of these pregnancies Then I read a hint which worked: Christopher Robin, the real boy theologians through the centuries, among a 'cast of animals, was the I~y their little bodies on the kit- resulted in healthy full-term babies. is that God sees the child of a famson of author A.A. Milne. The chen counter with their heads The other 'three I lost in the early ily such as yours as a Christian animals, Piglet, Owl and Eyeore, dangling in the sink. The minute weeks of pregnancy. part of a Christian family. Now, 30 years and more later, I and Pooh bear himself, were Chris- the shampoo started, I began a What does that mean? Without think of them often. I realize that topher's stuffed animals. They got story. The rule was that I would becoming too involved or techniwith a houseful of babies who took into trouble, were funny and continue as long as they didn't cal, the explanation is basically up all my time and attention I _. fuss. learned. from their mistakes. this: The Christian (and Catholic) never truly mourned them as I Story-telling is' a great way to identity which you and your husEventually their little friends should have. call children's attention to their came to stand around the kitchen band have is not plastered on your A few nights ago, a priest on "natural" life like frosting on a own behaviors without moraliz- during shampoo time to hear the television told how he had coming. I suspect Eyeore, the grouchy story, If my kid fussed, they told cake. forted a young mother who had You are not some sort of neutral donkey, was born at a time that, . him to shut up. Sheer heaven! I lost her baby as I did. He told her Christopher Robin was going even began shampooing the negperson with a veneer that we call that when it was time for her to through a grouchy period. . "Christian." You are Christian .Iected son of an alcoholic mother enter heaven her baby would be people; your "personality" so to in the neighborhood, because he Some parents are afraid to tell waiting there for her. speak is itself Christian. stories because they don't know was starved for stories. Needless to say, it was a very Thus, neither would your chilhow they will end. Not to worry. My grown children have asked emotional moment for me. Howdren be something neutral to which Jim and I never knew how our me to write down our Boo-Boo ever, I recognize that theological some day this "veneer" called stories were going to end. That and School Bus stories but I won't, teaching sometimes gets distorted Christianity might be added at came in the telling. And kids aren't partly becaue I don't remember by路 the motivation of the person baptism. picky --they'll accept almost any them and mostly because I want relaying the information - in the Had they been born, baptism ending if the story itself is exciting them to tell their children their same way one' of your recent . would have signaled and brought enough. own stories, not mine. I'm betting . columns suggested that informaabout their participation in this .The shampoo story tradition they will, especially after their first tion about the Blessed Virgin Mary visible church on earth. But the began when shampoo time became long car trip or hair-raising haircan be distorted.. ,grace of baptism does not come in a nightmarish contest of wills in washing experience. Please give me sorite help. Hav-, one magical moment. ing been subjected to so many Consider, for example, our common popular religious myths, church's belief concern,ing catechI don't quite dare to believe what I By umens who are preparing to enter would hope. (Massachusetts) our faith. By church law such an FATHER individual is considered a member A. The death of children always ,I ofthe church and has a full right to is one of the deepest hurts and haps it was a nostalgic desire to Christian burial at Mass, even mysteries we, human beings are , return. to some of those happy EUGENE though a baptism ceremony was required to face. That always is moments. But the hurt I felt .most true in the death of someone we " never performed. was the realization that we have a ,HEMRICK love, but for people whose CathoThe same applies to children church that could be much better lic and Christian faith is' strong who die before their parents are had we somehow been able to keep and a big part oftheir lives, there is able to have them baptized (canon these men. a special pain and confusion when law No. 1183). This policy reflects As I read the names, I kept askwhen all the sudden changes after babies die as yours have. our tradition that the grace of bap, ing why aren't they with us today? the Second Vatican Council ocI don't know any answer other tism is working long before the Did the institutional church move than the one I have given before to pouring of the water. too slowly to support its priests curred? Were these men taken for granted? Was there a failure to parents who have suffered the same We might go even further and adjust seminary formation to the kind of loss as you have. Maybe it recall that in our Christian undertimes? Among priests who rewill hell? as time goes by to keep a standing of the incarnation of the mained was there insensitivity to few things in mind. . second person ofthe Trinity, God's the hurting needs of their classJesus told us clearly and we creation of us is in itself an act of mates? Did lay people lessen their firmly believe that baptism is the the redeeming salvific will of our support for the priesthood? Or Nov. 14 sacramental or "sign" way by which Creator. ' 1940, Rev. Francis J. Dliffy, should the blame be placed fully people enter into his community Although the church's teaching Founder, St. Mary, South Dart- on those who left? of faith. We have clear evidence on this matter is not definitive, cerNo doubt there are some who mouth that from the earliest centuries tainly this much is true. God loves 1977, Rev. William A. Galvin, think we should forget the, past Christians pondered the exact y'our children as much as he loves Retired Pastor, Sacred Heart, and move on. I believe that to do meaning of this teaching about you; Jesus died for them as much this would be an injustice to the . baptism. Taunton as for any of us; your babies are in future of the priesthood. . Ore major reason for this pon- . the ,Lord's loving and redeeming Nov. 15 The past must be studied so that dering is that the vast majority of , care. , 1943: Rev. Daniel E.Doran, the human race, past and present, While your children will' never Pastor, Immaculate Conception, its failures won't be repeated. One gift we must not neglect when it die without baptism; in fact, they be with you again on earth, they North Easton always will be part of your family. 1939, Rev. Thomas路F. LaRoche, comes to the priesthood is the gift . often live and die without even hearing of God or Jesus. As the priest told you, the full joy Assistant, Sacred Heart, Taunton of asking questions until the truth ,of the matter is grasped. If God loves all people, as we of that relationship is something Nov. 17 also firmly believe, and wishes we can look forward to. 1980, Rev. Henry R. Canuel, them to have the grace of redempI will pray for you and the other former Pastor, Sacred Heart, New tion, how does that come about? parents who have suffered the same Bedford ' The possible explanations offered kind ofloss. I'm sure many readers Nov. 19 by theologians through the centu- of this column will 'do the same. WASHINGTON (NC) - An 1982, Rev. Msgr. Lester L. Hull, ries are numerouS. 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Why did they go? By' Father Eugene Hemrick'

Why would anyone want to study the statistics on priests who are actively ministering, how many have transferred from one diocese to another, how many have resigned, retired or died? A study currently under "Yay is attempting to learn how many active priests the United States can expect to have in the future and what their ratio to the Catholic population will be. The study also will show the ratio of newly ordained priests to priests,the church is losing in an effort to learn whether the priesthood is decreasing in overall size. , Such statistics can help dioceses adjust priorities in order to ensure sufficient personnel for ministry. But another value of these &tatistics occurred to me as the research turned to priests with whom I once studied. As I looked at the photos of those who had resigned, I recalled the sound of their voices and the good moments w~ had spe,nt together. How many of them had given me a word' of encouragement. And oh the talents they had! There were musicians, athletes who could have played. pro ball, superb actors, craftsmen and, of course, scholars. Oh yes, we also had characters who did not fit the mold and, as a result, added a much needed sense of flexibility to help relieve the pressure of an overstructured seminary environment. On the whole, those future priests embodied a spirit that reflected the light we so often hear of in Scripture. Halfway through the count of resigned priests I cried inside. Per-

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ministries, and public education on problems of aging religious. Religious orders are also evaluating how properties and other assets can be better used to meet the need. In a Gallup survey conducted last May and June, three in 10 Catholics, out of a representative sample of 803 Catholics, ages 18 and older, said they were aware of the problem and most of them believed it was serious. Two in three said they would likely contribute to retirement plans if asked and said they were most likely to res'pond to appeals at Mass or solicitation by a fellow parishioner or religious representative. Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara of Indianapolis said in a telephone interview that the collectioI:! prop'osal will' be "one of the major items we face." "We have not had one like this in a long while and letting it go one more year will add to the problem," he said. "National collec" tions are a difficult topic for bishops to face. There are a goodly. number already that do present a challenge to dioceses and parishes that have needs of their own." However, he said, the retirement needs of religious are "a national concern for the Catholic (hurch in the United States and I don't think it can be addressed adequately by local dioceses." Retiremen~ for Pri~sts A dioc'esan priest's. retirement does not imply anend to ministry hut an entry into a third age of

reflection on and completion of that ministry, says the bishops' pJiestly life committee in its norms, Bishops "should develop a special sensitivity to the needs and inclusion of the senior priests in diocesan life," according to the committee, which called for consideration of senior priests in all Previous winners of the award, diocesan retreats, conferences and established in 1979 and named support groups. after two former lay editors of The Bishops normally should allow Pilot, include TV critic Anthony any priest to retire when he has LaCamera, ABC News anchorman reached age 75. according to the Frank Reynolds and Gerard P. committee, but bishops should Rooney, Pilot staff artist. consider naming a retirement peer During the past· four years, group committee to help priests Father Conley, 49, also has been plan the time of their retirement. archdiocesan secretary of comIn accord with canon law. pastors munity relations. Cardinal Law are asked to submit letters of resig~ Sept. I appointed Msgr. William nation by age 75. F. Murphy to succeed him in that Each diocese should maintain post. At the same time Cardinal an index of retired priests so that Law announced that Father Con"these men could 'indicate the kinds ley, communications director since of ministry they want to continue 1980, will leave the communicato offer. and the pastors of the diotions office for parish work .. cese would much more easily be Born in Readville, Father Conable to contact those priests in times of special need." the com- ley prepared for the priesthood at mittee said. St. John's Seminary, Brighton. He The committee called on bishops holds a licentiate in sacred theolto promote a well ness program for ogy from the Gregorian University the physical. emotional and spirit- in Rome and a doctorate in the ual health of priests and to guaran- subject from Catholic University, tee that priests be given adequate Washington, DC. support through" a long-range, . Ordained in' Rome in !963,he financially independent and pro-' followed service· as a parochial fessionally managed pension fund. vicar in Melrose with studies at Retiring ~riests shoul~ have Catholic University. He has been a adeq~'at~optlo,n~ and f~ndlng for' professor of theology a.t Pope hO).lslng and specIal housing should: -John XXlII Seminary since 1975 . be arranged for those who are . and was its academic dean from physic~lIy or emotionally in need 1976 to 1980: He is active-in many . of special care, the proposed norms Boston area ecumenical organiza. state. tions andser:yed for three years on the board·of.ministry of Harvard Univers.ity.· C •

Time's the Continu6d from Page One . The Boston seminar was organized by the Committee on Seminary Education of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In a.nother seminar talk Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Boston said holiness must take "absolute priority" in a seminarian's formation. Because a 'priest's most fundamental job is "the eternal salvatio~ of those entrusted to his pastor~1 care, beginning with himself," the cardinal said, the final measure of excellence in a seminarian is "otherworld Ii ness. " " 'Otherworldliness' is not a matter of sentiment, of style, of emotional piety. 'Otherworldliness' has an academic, intellectual, scientific basis. It is called philosophical and theological critical realism," Cardinal Law said.




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Recipients are judged on "courage, creativity, felicity of style, and adherence to the traditional norms of Judeo-Christian behavior," Lawler said in announcing the award. Father Conley "has. served the communications cause efficiently, and the liaison he maintains with the working press - by its own unsolicited testimony - has established a high-water mark in this demanding type of public relations. He richly deserves our medal," Lawler said.


Bishop Donald W:-Wuerl. who was Bishop Marshall's executive secret<jry for most of the seminary study, urg~d that "academic freedom" in theologyin U.S. Catholic institutions be understood according to an "ecclesial model" instead of the secular model commonly .. understood by Americans. . "The Catholic theological tradition includes as intrinsic to the process.of theological development the voice of the teaching office" of the church, Bishop Wuerl said. "Revelation and the .teaching office are givens" in the'theological enterprise, he said. "Both science' and Catholic theology respect the process of intellectual investigation in a climate of academic freedom. Theology, however, includes as internal to its process both the' demands of revelation and the exercise of the bishops' teaching office."

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Scammons said that Moleck, at9 a.m., and Haugen, at 10 a.m., will offer opening addresses on "liturgy. Spirituality and Ministry." Both will give their workshops twice, at 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Haugen plans an "Advent, Christmas and Ordinary Time" workshop, with ideas for appropriate works and "samplings" of how they could be performed. Moleck. Scammons said, will offer "General Repertoire," a look at advances in liturgical music. The day will close with a 4 p.m. vigil Mass for the feast of Christ the King. Information on workshop registration can be obtained from Scam mons at 131 Willis St., New JOSEPH G. SCAMMONS directs the choir at Sacred Bedford, telephone 993-3391 through Nov. 19. Heart parish, New Bedford. Information on attending the Nov. 20 Marty Haugen concert is available from Ada Simpson, NAPM chapter program coordiA music workshop featuring The music director said that nator and director of music minispastoral musicians Marty Haugen Minnesota-based Haugen, a well- . try at Corpus Christi parish, Sandand Fred Moleck, Ph.D., spon- known young contemporay litur- wich, telephone 746-5440. sored by Sacred Heart parish, New gical composer whose popular Bedford, in conjunction with the works include "Gather Us In," ~ Fall River diocesan chapter of the "Mass of Creation," "Mass of ReNational Association of Pastoral membrance" and "Shepherd Me, the mail packet ~ Musicians, will be held from 8 o God" has "a very prayerful style . . .. . , a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sacred which contains a Iittle·touch ofthe Heart's parish center. old combined with the new sound 'Haugen will perform at 8 p.m. of today.. Dear Editor: "It's good, good music," Scamthe previous day at New Bedford's May I ask your readers if they First Unitarian Church, in a con- mons said. "It's impressed the choir would save cancelled stamps for cert sponsored by the Fall River so much that we've added a few of his pieces to perform throughout me? Proceeds from the sale of NAPM chapter. According to Joseph G. Scam- the liturgical year. It's the style the mons, Sacred Heart music direc- choir is cO!Jlfortable with singing." tor, the workshop is for organists, Moleck, Scammons said, is a choir directors, cantors, choir performer who puts his audience members and anyone involved in at ease. . music ministry. . . '"He mesmerized the entire room" Ability to read music is not at a recent NAPM convention necessary. with his interpretation of "Jesus, Scammons said the workshop Remember Me" from the "Taize" will investigate "the whys and' ,group, Scammons added. "We sat hows" of music ministry. . there with tears in our eyes."

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My charismatic involvement had included three prayer meetings, two teachings, some reading and the experience of being prayed over for the baptism of the Spirit. . That short, quick glimpse of the Renewal had already convinced me of the tremendous untapped powers that lay within the Pentecostal Renewal of the Catholic Church. It was a glimpse of a tremendpus treasury of spiritual riches, gifts and powers. The difficulty was that I had not yet entered through the door of praying in tongues, the normal entrance into frequent and powerful charisms. But my desire for this gift was great. • The teaching and experiences at St. Boniface prayer group were clear enough. Prayer tongues is a gift of the Spirit who doesn't force his gifts upon anyone. The gift seems to follow personal cooperation, or as Brother Pancratius said, "a stepping out in faith." The familiar gospel story of ~eter walking on the water was always used as a model. Certainly of his own' pow.ers Peter couldn't walk on water. Yet he never would have experienced that gift if he had just sat in the boat. He had to take the needed steps, standing up and putting his feet out of the boat. Only then did God's action take over, sustaining him on top ofthe waves. . So yielding to prayer torigues came to those who were willing to believe and "step out of the boat." Before going to sleep on May I. ·1971, I was trying to step out in faith by opening my mouth and saying the only childlike word I knew, "La, la, la." After 15 min-

utes, nothing had happened, yet the urge within to yield to this gift would not let me give up. I continued for another 20 minutes. Finally. through this strangest of means, I began to p'ray in tongues. I stopped. Then I began again. Sure enough, words unknown to me were flowing forth in an endless stream. .Jhe experience was overwhelming, not in an emotional sense, but in a twofold personal realization. First, I had made the breakthrough into a fuller sharing of this beautiful Pentecostal Renewal. More important, a gift that I had always associated with 2,000 years ago was now a personal gift. History was like an accordion. Suddenly 2,000 years were folded together and what was experienced in the


Pentecostal Upper Room, had become my own .Upper Room experience. For half an hour I lay on the floor, allowing words to come out. They sounded African. The next morning, I began once more to use the gift. That Sunday was a constant turning to this new work of the Spirit in my life. Toward the end of that day, I realized that the words were coming too quickly, so I slowed down· the stream. Suddenly they ceased to sound African and took on a very definite French tone. The lip muscles began to-yield and the usual nasal aspects of French speaking began to emerge. I then reflected on the words themselves. Just what was coming out? There were fourto six words that. repeatedly came out in various patterns. From the charismatic teaching, I knew they were praise words. The teaching and experiences at the prayer group supported and helped my initial yielding to the prayer tongue gift. The question was where to go from here? The natural answer was back to the prayer group ,which could continue the needed teaching. The return was a joyful one, a sharing with others of what had happened. It also included a .careful discernment 'Of the gift, a "checking it out" as Brother would say. Those who had experienced the gift for some time were able to assure me of its validity and to encourage its use. So much more was still to come.

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Youth Ministry workshop conducted at Cathedral Camp Having a youth group in a parAs part of an ongoing effort to ish does not necessarily indicate nurture parish-based youth ministhat youth ministry is happening, try in the Fall River diocese, part noted Roberto. For comprehenone of a Consultant Education Workshop was held recently at sive ministry, he said not only should activities be based on the Cathedral Camp, East Freetown. needs of members, but the members Two sessions were offered to 20 should' share in planning and both conducted invited attendees, by John Roberto, codirector of implementation involved. He added that an assortment of the Center for Youth Ministry Development in the Hartford activities should be offered, afford-' ing youngsters hands-on experarchdiocese. ience of such elements of the Youth Ministry consultants are defined as persons to whom par- Christian life as catechesis and ishes can. tum for assistance in evangelization, community 'life, prayer and worship, justice and eSJablishing comprehensive youth peace-oriented undertakings and programs. They conduct parish teams of adults and young people guidance. through a process designed to help Such an approach, he said, them plan programs group tailorinvites all parish young people to made to their particular needs. choose and participate in their areas of interest. Consultants, it is noted, must be group facilitators as well as proRoberto explained various gram developers. approaches to youth ministry Roberto stressed the importance planning and the criteria governof basing parish programs on the ing selection of the approach most components of youth ministry as appropriate to a given situation. defined in "A Vision of Youth A 12-step process was explained, Ministry," a document published together' with techniques and by the U.S. bishops in 1977. . guidelines involved. Completion The docuijlent, said Roberto, of the process, said Roberto, should discards an old model of planning see establishment of leadership, goals and activities of youth minisactivities for youth in favor of one that not only ministers to and for try within a parish and should also young people but also provides for lay a solid foundation for an ongoministry by and with them. ing program.

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Dear Mary: Twenty years ago I married a man I was not "in love" . with but whom I felt I loved. We had children and have almost raised them. Our relationship has always been bad. It's tense and cold. He . has always professed to be in love with me. Obviously I've felt guilt ridden. My emotional needs are unfulfilled. He does not really care about how I feel. As a good Catholic I never considered divorce. Now I find myself wanting out more and more. I feel so trapped. Financially I could never make it on my own at this point with children. Do you believe a person can fall in a result of prayer? I believe all things are possible with God and this has been my prayer for a long time. However my practical side tells me to wake up and quit f<.)Oling myself. (North Carolina) . You seem to be living in a world of "if only ..." If only I had not married this man ... If only Ihad left him sooner. Yet not one of these regrets can improve your present condition. Only by making a choice can you get out of your present dilemma. And essentially you have two choices: either get out of your

present marriage. or make a wholehearted commitment. Leaving your husband may appear attractive: But you need to consider the reality of living as a divorced person. Financially you realize it would be difficult. While you say your husband is cold, without him you would have no one. warm or cold, to turn to. Divorce often leads to changes in your relationships with friends .and a move to a different home. Do not 路romanticize life as a divorced. single parent. perhaps a non-custodial parent. Your 'other option is to stop playing "if only" and to make. a commitment to your marriage. There are many areas on which to build a marriage relationship. Here are just a few: I. Physical attraction. Partners like to be together physically, to touch each other. They miss the partner when absent and rejoice' when the partner returns. 2. Friendship. Partners share common likes- and dislikes. They enjoy going places and doing things . together. 3. Common task. Marriage partners have certain jobs which they do together. Raising children. the most common one. requires years of mutual effort. A couple



By Antoinett! Bosco A set of statistics crossed my desk recently indicating that employment success is more and more linked with education. More than half the new jobs created by the year 2000 will require education beyond high school. The prediction was that there won't be enough qualified applicants to fill these jobs. At the same time I read t~ese statistics. signs were cropping up on the doors of supermarkets. drugstores and other shops announcing job interviews for 15year-olds. thanks to a new law in my state - Connecticut - that allows these young teens to work up to 18 hours a week. . The law was passed. no doubt. as a way to help ease the labor shortage that is hurting retailers in the state. My reaction was a question: How many educational opportunities are lost to 15-year-olds who are employed? I did an informal survey after this law was passed. Most adults I spoke with were decidedly in favor of the law. They felt it was productive use of a teenager's time; that work was better for them than being on the streets or watching soap operas after school; that work teaches the value of money; that work gives a healthy independence. Only a few suggested that putting 15-year-olds in the work force was an anti-education step. or questioned what effect working 18 hours a week would have on their studies or what the kids would use the money for. I remember years ago when I was teaching in a rural area of upstate New York and some of my students. 14- and 15-year-olds. had to work. They were from farm families and had no choice. One boy. a mechanical genius. used to fall asleep at his desk he was so tired. A few couldn't keep their grades up so the~ weren't

eligible for sports. They were nice kids, but sometimes they looked like they were born old. Only recently the New York Times reported in its Connecticut section that the phenomenon of students falling asleep in schools is being encount~red throughout some school systems. and it is itot from boredom. The kids are snoozing from exhaustion from afterschool jobs. say school officials and here we're tal.king 16-year-olds and older. not 15-year-olds. Teachers are reporting other negatives from work-oriented students. When they can make $6 an hour and up from a job. there is little incentive for them to choose volunteer work. Thus. there is a shortage of teen volunteers for altruistic services which so help to set values. Kids are finding little time for extracurricular school activities like sports. band or glee club. Working students' marks suffer and so they are tempted to drop out- of school. And the absentee

rate is high among job-holding students. Now all these negatives will filter down to the 15-year-olds! I can hear the reaction to my litany of woes: "I worked when I was a teenager and it was good for me." "I helped my family (or saved for college. or paid my room and board) and was the better for it.... Certainly I am not opposed to teenagers working. But I am not convinced that this much work is in the best interests of youths' hardly out of their adolescence, especially with job forecasters pre.. dicting that 50 percent of all ne..... jobs are going to require education beyond high school. Working teens spend most of the money they make on cars. clothes and entertainment. Now even younger teens can join the spending set. trading off what should be -a well-rounded education for what may turn out to be a mess of pottage. .

The pare'nting academy By Hilda Young At caffeine club this morning we were comparing notes on our teen children. In the process,we noted that the time we mothers find to 'Spend with one another is of\e of the few ways we become better informed about these people who dominate our bathrooms. telephones. food budgets, cars and time. We concluded it would be great if some day som~one establishes an academy of parenting. Among the class offerings we thought might be good were: - Advanced Peer Pressure: Hear from veteran mothers and fathers how to make peer pressure work for you. Actual case histories will be analyzed, such as how Fred Nordstrom of Los Angeles used his daughters' friends to convince her that seeing her with orange bangs and spiked hair might kill

her grandmother. Autograph requests permitted. - Survey of Western Threats: Are you tired of hearing yourself yell, "Wait until your father comes home?" or "If you aren't home on time. you're campused?" In this course dozens upon dozens of spine-tingling threats are reviewed and practiced. Example: "If those dishes are not done in 30 seconds, I am going to check between your box springs and mattress to see what's making the lump." Language lab time optional. The class possibilities are endless. There could be advanced study in body language. boys' bedrooms. eating habits and bathroom scheduling. But what would you call the degrer? Send comments to Hilda Young, General Delivery, Lopez Island, Wash. 98261.

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makeshift shelter burned out of control.. The South Attleboro Knights of Columbus Council, of which Tedesco is a past Grand Knight, has underwritten costS -of the turkey dinner, for which.400· guests are expected. The Knights have also donated use of their meeting hall for the meal, which an area diner is cooking and serving at cost. Knights, Tedesco said, will also handle cleanup. "We're very grateful for their generosity," he said.

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The City of Attleboro cares about its homeless. Just ask Ed Tedesco. Tedesco. a member of St. Theresa parish, South Attleboro is' the father of three daughters,all graduates of Attleboro's Bishop Feehan High School. He spends busy days on the road as a home improvement sale~man for a major retail store chain. "You can't express in words the And in his free time he helps his gratification you get from helping fellow man. the less fortunate," Tedesco said. When Attleboro Mayor Kai He noted that he had "humble Shang received an invitation for beginnings" and that participation the city to participate in the in the activities of an area boys' National Thanksgiving Foundaclub, on whose alumni committee tion's National Thanksgiving he now serves, was beneficial to Dinner, he asked Tedesco to chair Motta phow him. a committee to organize the proTedesco is a Marian Medal ject. J EDWARD TEDESCO recipient and a Eucharistic minisThe II-member project committer at his parish. He also chairs tee includes Madeleine Flynn, di- - foundation's yearlong celebration. Attleboro's Housing Authority and Dinners will be held simultanerector of the Attleboro area branch a Cl:uistmas Day dinner for needy of the Diocesan Department of ously in participating cities on persons sponsored annually by an Social Services, and Father Philip Sunday evening, Nov. 22. area grocery store. Salois, MS, of Attleboro's La~ In Attleboro, according to "\ just enjoy helping people," he Salette Shrine. Tedesco, it has been proposed that . says. The foundation, a nonprofit donations from persons attending Information on attending the organization formed to coordinate the dinner be used as seed money dinner is available 'from Tedesco, to establish a shelter for homeless dinners across the nation, proceeds 761-6622. . of which go to the hungry and the single persons. T.edesco estimate'd that Attleboro, with a population homeless in participating communities, was established in 1984 of about 35,000, has over 25 such Reason for Belief by Virginian Brian Roquemore. pe~~t~:boro's' Welfare Advisory "Love makes people believe in Roquemore sought legislation Board: on which Tedesco sits, will immortality because there seems declaring 1987 a National Year of plan for the proposed shelter, not to be room enough in life for Thanksgiving. The measure was so great a tenderness and it is enacted by the Congress and last working with Mayor Shang's office.' inconceivable that the most masFebruary was signed by President "With the cold weather ap- terfulofouremotionsshouldhave Reagan. proaching,': Tedesco says, "these 'no more than the spare moments Over 5000 cities were asked to people have to have somewhere to of a few brief years." - 'Robert participate in a Thanksgiving go." Last winter, he said, two per- Louis 'Stevenson dinner, the principal part of the sons died when a fire in their


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Stereotypes upset at synod· VATICAN CITY (NC) - One of t he st ra nger ex periences at October's world Synod of Bishops was hearing a Vatican official approvingly quote Mao Tse-Tung while bishops known for their "progressive" sentiments made ringing defense's of episcopal authority. The subject which seemed to stand all the stereotypes on their heads was the new lay movements. and their significance for the church, one of the synod's most hotly debated topics. Movement critics, who in the past may havelam.basted the Vatican's use of authority or accused it of stick-in-the-mud ways, went out of their way at the synod to emphasize the supreme authority of the his hop in local matters, the value of traditionaL hierarchy-eontrolled groups like Catholic Action, and the vital importance of that ageold entity. the parish, On the other hand, Guzman Carriquiry. an official of the Vati-" can Council for the Laity, waxed 'so enthusiastic about the movement phenomenon he quoted Mao, who said of a brief period of cultU" ral liberalization in China during his rule, "Maya hundred flowers bloom!" And the laity council's vice president, Bishop Paul Cordes, raised a few eyebrows when he dismissed tensions between local churches and new movements by remarking that "new wine has always put old wineskins into crisis." The rhetorical switch which took place in the synod hall points up the naw of u'sing political shorthand - liberal, conservative, traditionalist, progressive - to talk about the complexities of mov.ements.



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But it was the more organic form of ecclesiasticouncil. with its assurance that lay cal discipline." people have the right to form their Yet while such prelates were own associations. which gave the' " stressing caution, advocates such movements the freedom to flourish. as Bishop Cordes were adopting Although the movements ar.e language from the reformers ofthe VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pro"I n the industrialized countries often traditional when it comes to 1960s. found changes in economic and there is the worrying problem of matters of doctrine, they are endIn addition to implying movemoral attit udes. including attitudes waste products in gaseous, liquid, less experimenters with different. ment critics were "old wineskins," regarding profit, are needed to solid or radioactive form," he noted. ways to make the Christian mes-, he also equated the tensions that protect the world's environment, "Imprudent practices have caused sage real and central in a person's movements face in dealing with Pope John Paul II told a group of very serious damag~ to nature. local churches to those faced by life. These experiments in comscientists at the Vatican. Uncontrolled discharges have rethe early mendicant orders such as mu'nity and lifestyle can attract Calling the protection of the sulted in acid rain, trace substances young,people 'and the unchurched the Franciscans in the 13th century. environment a matter of "tre- in the environment and the conwhen traditional parish life is For Bishop Cordes and others, mendous importance," the pope tamination of the seas." unable to. the movements are effective ways said inadequate farming systems,. At a 'press conference following of communicating the experience But the same enthusiasm which energy needs and technology have fuels the growth of moveme!lts can of Christ to modern people. They contributed to environmental de- .the pope's speech, some of the paralso make them an unpredictable are viewed as offering more comticipants in the study week elabocline. force in the life of the local church. munity than is often found in par- ~ "Theory aimed only at profit rated on these concerns. Professor J.R.N. Jeffers of the Like many groups in Catholic ish structures, better formation has produced in the last century a history, movements can become and more enthusiasm for witnesstechnology that has not always Institute of Terrestial Ecology in so committed to the vision of their ing to the world around them. respected the environment, that England said that radioactive fallfounder that they clash with those Their loyalty to the pope and their has led to situations causing great out from the Soviet Union's nuwho have different ideas, or a international perspectives also concern by reason of the irreversi- clear accident at Chernobyl has slower pace. make them attractive, and as Po- . ble damage done both,locally and been much worse than predicted. That is why Brazilian Cardinal lish Cardinal Franciszek Macharski worldwide," the pope said. In England, cesium released from The pope made his comments in Aloisio Lorscheider. a noted pro- observed, they are a source of the Chernobyl meltdown has pergressive in social issues. a stron.g vocations. a Nov. 6 speech to 26 scientists from 10 countries who participated sisted much longer on leaves and supporter of local b~se communlThe movements are proof that in a study week sponsored by the -vegetation than studies following ties in his archdiocese and a depolitical labeling in the church can Pontifical Academy of Sciences. atomic bomb tests had predicted. fender.of controversial liberation make for unsatisfactory generaliThe theme of the Nov. 2-7 meet~ng Cesium, a radioactive isotope. qas theologian Franciscan Father Leo~ zations. Forexample.ltaly·s Comwas "A Modern Approach to the been found in larger quantities nardoRoff. would go out of his munion and Liberation has a pothan expected in the food chain. he Protection of the Environment." way to emphasize episcopal aulitical offshoot called Popular said. The causes of ecological damthority. Movement, which has been deage can be corrected "only by For the cardinal. the problem is scribed as part of the "right wing" "Parts of Europe will show effects teaching people a new and respectthat an international movement, of the Christian Democratic Party of cesium for many years to come," ful attitude toward the environlike an international religious order, because of its strong opposition to he added... . ment, an a'ttitude that ensures the has different priorities as well as a abortion and its anti-communism. Peter H. Raven of the Missouri rational use of the natural different perspective on local prob-· But the Popular Movement has Botanical Garden said causes of resources which have to be prelems. Base communities are directly also angered Christian Democfoatic served and passed on for the use of ecological ruin include the world's under his authority, but he can not leaders by criticizing their weak future generations," he told the unequal distribution ofweahh and control a national or international support of church social doctrine population. With poor countries scientists. movement in the same way. and has made overtures to the forced to devour their forests for developing countries, the deIn Hence language which could Socialist Party. In this Novem~er's struction of forests and the loss of farmland and export, "the global have been stereotyped as authorireferendum on nuclear power, the farmland must be addressed, the ecosystem is not being managed in tarian if uttered by a "conservaorganization has contradicted the a sustainable way," he said. 'pope said. tive" was found in his synod speech: Christian Democrats' official position by opposin'g purchases of . Movements must show'''sincere obedience to.a·nd communion wit~ nuclear-produced electrical energy the pa~tor of the local church," he from other countries such as France. And the movement was said. "The bishops govern the local called "anti-capitalist" by a spokesman for the Fiat company last . September'. BUFFINTON All are positions difficult to fit under the label "right-wing."

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DCCW, FR Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Fall River district open meeting Nov. 19, St. William Church, Fall River; Dr. Nick Mucciardi, a pulmonary care specialist, will speak on AIDS. APOSTOLATEFORPERSONS WITH DISABILITIES . Thanksgiving Mass'll a.m. Sunday, St. Vincent's Chapel, Fall River: celebration continues at White's Restaurant, Westport ST. ANNE, FR Den I Cub Scouts meeting 2:30 today, school. Parish school students Keith GiJay and Manny Paiva recently received Sportsmanship Awards.

ST. STANISLAUS, FR Advent Candlelight Mass4:30 p.m. Nov. 28. HOL Y NAME, FR Youth group meeting 6:30 p.m. Sunday. school hall, includes movie presentation and business session; ROSE HA WTHORNE HOME, FR new members welcome. The Franco-American Civic O.L MT. CARMEL, SEEKONK League. the French Cultural Society Youth Ministry meeting with Mass of Fall River, the Richelieu Club 6 p.m. Sunday. church basement: and the Cheverus Council of L'Untopic: human-sexuality. The Rays of ion St. Jean Baptiste are sponsoring Sunshine, a c,hildren's Gospel group, a champagne brunch to benefit Fall will sing at the parish center 8 p.m. River's Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Nov. 21; all welcome. Home for terminal cancer patients ;ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, II a.m. Nov. 29 at White's RestauWESTPORT rant; Westport. Information: JoseWomen's Guild open meeting 8 phine Perrault, 678-5421 p.m. Monday; Rachel Medeiros will ST. ANTHONY, MATTAPOISETT speak on "Drug Awareness;" all Canned goods and nonperishable welcome. ' items for Vincentian food baskets ST. MARY, N. ATTLEBORO may be left at the Plymouth Savings Healing service and Mass, witli Bank, County Road. Mattapoisett. parochial vicar Father William T. CA'f.HEDRAL CAMP, Babbitt, 2 p.m. Sunday, church. E. FREETOWN Bl.ESSED SACRAMENT, FR Emmaus weekend today through A recent parish census shows 622 Sunday. Diocesan Department of families and 1,387 parishioners. Education workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Diocesan Youth Min-' K of C, ATTLEBORO istry Training Workshop Nov. 19 St.· John's Council Knights of and 20. Columbus recently honored past Grand Knights with a communion ST. PATRICK, WAREHAM supper: past State Deputy Thomas CYO members are making Feeham was guest speaker and Thanksgiving baskets. The Junior honorees received engraved cups. CYO is planning a Than'ksgiving Mass and trip to Attleboro's LaHOLY GHOST, ATTLEBO'RO Salette Shrine. Canned .items and goods for Thanksgiving baskets may be left at ST. MARY, SEEKONK 'the front of the church. Meeting and Children's Mass 9 a.m. Thanksprayer for eucharistic ministers and giving Day. Canned goods drive at lectors not at a recent meeting 3:30 Nov. 21 and 22 Masses. Parishioners p.m. Nov. 22, parish center. A P!lrish will participate in an ecumenical liturgy committee has been formed. Thanksgiving service 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24" Memorial Ba.ptist Church, SeeST. JAMES, NB , Ladies' Guild meeting .7:30 p.m. . ' konk. Wednesday, church hall: a power ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT company presentation on health will Meeting for adults interested in , be given. Vincentian meeting 7 p.m. the sacraments of initiation 8 p.m. Wednesday, parish center. . Nov. 22, convent hall. Greater WestMARIAN DEVOTIONS , port Cursillo 7 tonight, church hall. Marian year devotions 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Mass 7 p.~. Nov. 25 Monday feature rosary recitation, includes blessin~ of bread. meditation and commentary on the Lord's Prayer: mlisic by organist SS. PETER AND PAUl;, FR Laura Nobrega and soloist Raymond Education Committee: meeting 7 Vallee; all welcome; information: p.m. Nov; 18, Father Coady Center. Daryl Gonyon, 672-4822.. School Mass II a.m. Nov. 20, all : parishioners welcOme: Pafish CounNOTRE DAME, FR cil 'meeting 7 p:in. Thur~day, recThe Gathering will sponsor a free tory. School meal for grandparents concert by Christian folk musician and setiiorcitizens, prepared by sixth and composer Jon Polce at 7 p.m. ' and seventh graders, noon Nov. 24; Dec. 4 in the church; all welcome. reservations: school, 672'-7258. Thanksgiving Masses 7 p.m. Nov. 25 ST. LOUIS ,de FRANCE, and 8 a.m: Nov: 26 include blessing SWANSEA • of Thanksgiving Day meal items: Ladies of St. Anne Sodality open cider and doughnuts follow Masses meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, parin parish hall., . ish hall; supermarket representatives will demonstrate selection, preparaST. STEPHEN, ATTLEBORO tion and serving of meats: all welcome. Sodality Christmas party Dec. Prayer petitions may be left in 2, Dapper Dan's restaurant, Swanfront of the sanctuary; individuals sea. Parishioner Armand A. Gauthand families may take a petition home and pray for it for a week. ier has been awarded the 1987 Humanitarian Award by the I nterThanksgiving Eve Mass 7 p.m. Nov. faith Council of G,reater Fall River. 2~; food for Thanksgiving meals will be blessed. Parish Council meeting O.L. ASSUMPTION, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, all parishioners OSTERVILLE welcome. Council of Catholic WoThe adult choir will sing at the men Christmas party Dec. 14, church 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. hall; entertainment: Gingham Girls. SEPARA TED AND DIVORCED, ST. JULIE, N. DARTMOUTH FR Prayer meetings 7:30 p.m.MonFall River area support group for sepllrated. divorced and remarried days. parish hall. Boxes for food Catholics meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 25, donations for Vincentian ThanksOur Lady of Fatima church hall, giving baskets will be at church entrances this weekend. Swansea; all welcome.

O.L. VICTORY, CENTERVILLE High School religious education session 6 p.m. Nov. 22, parish center: CYO meeting follows class. Parish council meeting 8 p.m. Tuesday, religious education center. Choir rehearsals for the Christmas midnight Mass 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, church; all welcome. ST. MARY, TAlJNTON Women's Guild Christmas party with dinner 7:30 p.m. Dec: 2, school hall: information: Noreen Mendes. DCCW, TAUNTON , Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Taunton district council board meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. St. Mary's School hall, Taunton; affiliate guild presidents and past presidents urged to attend. Open meeting with guest speaker Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney of Fall River. who operates a dental mission in Haiti, 7:'30 p.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Church hall, Taunton. CATHEDRAL, FR Rummage sale 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow: donations welcome. Very Rev. Barry W. Wall, pastor and rector, will gree't eighth graders from Holy Family-Holy Name School, New Bedford, who will tour the cathedral and attend 12:05 p.m. Mass Nov. 20. SEPARATED AND DIVORCED, TAUNTON Father Jay T. Maddock, viceofficialis of the Diocesan Tribunal, will give an" Annulments: What Are They And How Do They Work" presentation 7 p.m. Sunday, Immaculate Conception parish hall" Taunton. TAUNTON CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL Father Joe Bagetta will speak on ' "Teenagers and Self-Image" 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. ST. MARY, NB Family parish pagent, a children's Thanksgiving celebration, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, school hall; all welcome. WIDOWED SUPPORT, TAUNTON Meeting 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Immaculate Conception Church center, Taunton; public safety officer Wayne Finch will speak. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL HOME, FR The home welcomes new residents Agnes O'Brien, Maria Ramos, Ellen Edwards, Catherine Taylor, Eliza Canuel, Matilda Salva and Loretta 51. Laurent. Screening of "How to Marry a Millionaire" 2 p.m. Wednesday, auditorium. Coffee, houri birthday celebration with entertainment by Chuck Dee 2 p.m. Nov. 20, auditorium. Antone' Medeiros will give a slide show on Canada 2 p.m. Nov. 27, activity room. Entertainment by George Vibberts & Co. 2 p.m. Nov. 30, auditorium. October Employee of the Month was nurse Enid Acevedo.

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I say this with a high degree of certainty because I have so often experienced it myself. I think I will always want to number some young people among my acquaintances. That's one way I hope to stay young and live longer.


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vitality give them renewed energy. After some time spent with young people, they often find that they are looking at the world with the fresh eyes of youth.

brings satisfaction and ,meaning into one's life. Successful searching also requires a willingness to experiment. As the song suggests, most of us know where we've been. Familiarity breeds security. It feels safe doing things that we know how to do. However, much is learned from trying out new possibilities. At times, we need to leave the safety By Charlie Martin of well-known paths and walk into areas that offer us new challenges. HERE I GO AGAIN For exam'ple, suppose a perI don't know where I'm going son has been an achiever in school But I sure know where I've been athletics. Even so, this person Hanging on the promises might want to discover more In son~s of yesterday about his or her other abilities. to And I've made up my mind' tap other talents. School offers a whole range of choices. I ain't wasting any more time But here I go again A student like this could take a Here I go again breakfrom sports and get involved Though I keep searching for an answer with student government or try out for the debate team. Taking I never seem to find what I'm looking for Oh Lord, I pray such a step allows the individual to explore other personal talents You give me strength to carryon 'Cause I know what it means and learn what other interests To walk along the lonely street of dreams add satisfaction to his or her life. And here I go again on my own The song also states that God Going down the only road I've ever known can be a help when someone is Like a drifter I was born to walk alone searching. Sometimes, a few' I'm just another heart in need of rescue failures are experienced as we try Waiting on love's sweet charity to find the right niche in life. Our And I'm going to hold on God w.ants to support and For the rest of my days strengthen us with his caring, especially in those low times when 'Cause I know what it mea'ns To walk along the lonely street of dreams we are losing confidence in ourWritten by D. Coverdale. Sung by Whitesnake. selves.:.,' (c) 1987 by. The David Geffen Co. When'we learn from our mis·UNLESS YOU ARE a 'folSearching is part of everyone's takes, have the courage to explore lo'wer·9f..obscute heavy. metal l,ife. The teen and young adult . n'ewoptions and allow God to be 'groups; ·"Here··1 Go Again" is years are often focused ,on. dis- a guide and friend,Joe search will probably your introduction to covering what one'really wan~s in not end in frustration. We can the English. group Whitesnake, life and the'n figuri,ng.out how to, ' fil)Q .what we. are for in Their first chart hit describes a a,ftain these ~oals.' ." . . ' , .' life.' ',' ,",".: . • ·life of searehiQg. Un(ortunatelY\ ~perhaps. the Ipost Important Your comments ~re always the person.'s search leads only to' $,tep is the first clearly defining ',welcome. 'Add'ress,Charlie Mar~~ust~aii~n,;" to fin~,: what you wan~, Thistakes.'timt:, . tin, 121~ S. ,Ro~herwood Ave., ~hat I'm'lookm'g f6r,:~ eXperience and'a sense' of what Evansvill~:lnd. 477i4., . ' . . ". -... " .


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A. Since it seems your parents will continue to make you go to family reunions, the problem to deal with is how to make them less boring and more interesting. One way to help achieve this is to look at the world through the eyes of your aunts, uncles and grandparents. It may surprise you to learn tha~ generally speaking, people their age have a need for young people like you. Y 6u are, in a way, a source of new life for them. Your youth and

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'If you adopt a giving attitude and begin to give yourself to the older people at the gathering, you are likely to find, I think, that the hours are not so boring. ;rhis may take some 'effort on your part. For some conversationstarters, try asking one of the old folks about dating customs in the 1940s or 1930s. What did they do for fun then? What were the popular dances? How long did a boy and girl date before they got married?· And so on. One of your aunts or uncles might enjoy a game of checkers or Pente or backgammon. And they might be more grateful than you know for being invited to playa game with you. . And what of your cousins? Are they really as boring as you seem to think? Or have you merely failed to make sufficient effort to get to know them? Might you adopt a more giving, caring attitude toward at least one of them? It might be the start of a fine and lasting friendship. Send questions and comments to Tom Lennon, 1312 Mass. Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005.


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STUDENTS AT COYLE and Cassidy High School; Taunton, and their friends recently lent a hand to the Taunton District Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which had collected over 6,000 pounds of used clothing for delivery to Sister Barbara Walsh, SUSC, a missioner in Monticello, K Y, for distribution to the needy .. A truck has been hired and all the Vincentians needed was some youthpower to get over 150 boxes of clothes from their salvage center to the truck. One phone call to CC was all it took, they report. The enthusiastic volunteers, from left: Lori Booker, Sue Clark, Al PrecourtJr., Bernie Barbour, Ken Staton, Brian Carlson and Steve Wright.

CY0 basketball season begins Fall River area CYO basketball league action got underway recently with six Girls' Junior Division games, and continues tonight with the 'annual Basketball Jamboree at the CYO hall on Anawan Street, . Fall River. 60 teams representing 19 parishes are participating in the league this year. There are three boys'

Junior League divisions and two girls' division. A Boys' Prep League is for high school freshmen and sophomores a Senior Boys' League, with two divisions, is for young men in the eleventh grade through age 21. Girls' League play will continue tomorrow. All other divisions will begin the season on Sunday.

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VATICAN CITY (NC) - After Pope Paul VI suspended dissident Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1976, he said the archbishop would have to adhere to the Second Vatican Council's teachings, retract his criticism ofthe hierarchy and return his seminaries and other properties to Vatican control to be reinstated. A Vatican official involved in the case II years ago said he believes those conditions should still apply in the latest efforts to resolve' the split between Rome and the Mchbishop. In October, Pope John Paul II named Cardinal Edouard Gagnon to investigate the possibility of a "canonical regularization" of Archbishop Lefebvre's Priestly Fraternity of S1. Pius X, with ' headquarters in Econe, Switzerland. The appointment came after two recent meetings between Archbishop Lefebvre and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. While the issue of concessions . may receive new treatment during the papally mandated visitation to Econe, there exists a clear and public position on the conditions for reconciliation in a IS-page letter from Pope Paul VI to Archbishop Lefebvre in 1976. Specific conditions raised in the letter included the following: - Archbishop Lefebvre must make a declaration affirming sincere adherence to Vatican II and all its documents, as well as the Vatican decisions implementing them. He must explicitly recognize the reformed liturgy and the church~s right to "require its adoption by the entirety of the Christian people." . - The archbishop must recognize the authority of other bishops and/ubstain from preaching or administering the sacraments in their dioceses when so requested. - All the society's instiiutions - foundations, formation houses,

'THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Fri., Nov. 13, 1987 priories, etc. - must be turned over to the Holy See. Their survival and reorganization would be worked out with local bishops. ~ The late pope pleaded that Archbishop Lefebvre accept the conditions and move "toward the only solution" that would preserve church unity and avoid the danger of a schism. Archbishop Lefebvre instead refused to accept the conditions, and

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hiS suspension remained in effect. Since then, he has increased his criticisms of popes and Vatican 11related developments.

I n an interview earlier this year, for example, he said 'Pope John, Paul II was "more or less" in schism, and condemned as "public. blasphemy" the papally-sponsored ecumenical prayer day in Assisi, Italy, in 1986.

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