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Encyclical as,ks for 'merciful love In society . ,

. VATICAN CITY (NC) - In an encyclical on the mercy of God, Pope John Paul II said society wiII become more human only if people introduce into their relationships "not merely justice, but also that 'merciful love' whIch constitutes the messianic message of the Gospel." The pope warned against programs seeking. social justice which are not shaped by love and mercy. Programs based only on the idea of justice "in practice suffer from distortions," he

said in the encyclical 'IDives in Misericordia" (Rich in Mercy) released Tuesday. "Although they continue to appeal to the idea of justice, nevertheless experience shows that other negative forces have gained the upper hand over justice, such as spite, hatred and even' cruelty," Pope John Paul said. "In such cases, the desire to annihilate the enemy, limit his freedom, or even force him into 'total dependence, becomes the fundamental motive for ac-

tion; and this contrasts with the essence of justice, which by .its nature tends to establish equality and harmony between the parties in conflict." The notion of "An eye for an eye and a tooth for il tooth," which Christ chalIenged; "was the form of distortion of justice at that time; and today's forms continue to be modelIed on it," the pope said. "It is obvious, in fact, that in the name of an al.' leged justice (for example, historical justice or class justice)

the neighbor is sometimes de'stroyed, killed, deprived of liberty or stripped of fundamental human rights. The experience of the past and of our own time demonstrates that justice alone is not enough, that it can even lead to the negation and destruction of itself, if that deeper power, which is love, is not allowed to shape human life in its various dimensions." Forgiveness. demonstrating mercy is necessary in human relationships, the pope said in the

83- page encyclical. "A world from which forgiveness was eliminated," the pope said, "would be nothing but a world of cold and unfeeling injustice, in the. name of which each person would claim his or her own rights vis-a-vis others; the various kinds of selfishness latent in man would transform life and human society dnto a system of oppression of the weak by the strong, or into an arena of permanent strife beTurn to Page Three

are announce·d for bishop's. anniversary Preparations are underway for and "Simon, Son of John" by observance of the lOth anniver- Father Francis Strahan, whose sary of Bishop Daniel A. Cro- choir group from .st. 'John's Semnin's instalIation as Ordinary of inary, B.righton, wiII be heard at the Fall 'River diocese. The actu- the Cathedral next Wednesday. al installation anniversary will Music for the Mass itself will ! be Tuesday, Dec. 16, but the ob. include settings by· Richard servance will come on Sunday, Dec. 14, when a 5 p.m. Mass of Proulx, whose music for Psalm Thanksgiving will be celebrllted 102, "My Soul, Give Thanks to the Lord," will also be heard. at St. Mary's Cathedral. Oth'er settings will be by Jan Preceding that day a special Vermulst and :Ralph Vaughn 76-page issue of The Anchor will Williams. be published next Thursday, inThe canter for the service will cluding a retrospective view of be Miss Joanne Grota. and the the decade during which Bishop Cathedral Choir will render Cronin has led the diocese and choral selections. many photographs. It is noted Bishop Cronin will be pnnClthat the special issue wilI not. carry any regular .features but pal celebrant for the liturgy, that alI wiII return "in the issue with priests ordained by him as of Dec. 18. designated concelebrants and other priests of' the diocese as Music for ·the iDec. 14 Mass concelebrants. will be in charge of Glenn GiutThe lectors will be Mr. Gerard tari, director of music .for St. A. Hebert, a student at St. Mary's Cathedral. It will feature John's Seminary, and Mr. Roland selections for strings, brass, or- P. ,LePage, a candidate for the gan and choir. permanent diaconate of ,the dioA choral prelude will include "tese.. "Alleluia" by Randall'Thompson The deacons of the Mass will and processional music will offer be Rev. Mr. Benjamin. A. No"Alleluia, Sing to Jesus," Gou- gueira and Rev. Mr. Frank W. nod's "Lovely Appear," Emil Mis and the offertory gifts wiII Reyl's "Ecce Sacerdos Magnus" be presented by members of the

diocesan pastoral council repre- . senting the religious and laity of the diocese. Minor ministers for the ceremony will be seminarians of the diocese and Msgr. John J. Oliveira, episcopal secretary, will be the master of ceremOnies. Busy Decade The bishop will be looking back over a decade that has included upheavals on both the domestic and international fronts, economic problems .and wars and rumors of' war. It is a decade ,that has seen the reigns of three popes and much coming and going of other figures on, the world stage. There have also been the problems which the church has never been without, possibly greater in magnitude at this time in history than in many previous periods.

POPE CONSOLES pastor of collapsed church where 40 died. (NC Photo)

Quake aid given

oA special colIection in aid of "Catholic Relief Services repItalian earthquake victims will . resentatives are presently on the be taken up in alI diocesan par- scene, collaborating with other Nevertheless, the bark of Peter ishes this weekend. In a letter relief organizations to provide has remained afloat with the' to pastors authorizing the appeal shelter, medicine, food and pope as chief helmsman but with . clothing. An emergency allocaBishop Daniel A. 'Cronin said: the bishops of the world as his ."Through the media, we have tion of ORS funds has been indispensable fellow workers. sensed the enormity of the suf- made to open a Southern Italy Bishop Cronin is one of those' fering provoked by the recent Earthquake 'Fund. Howe v e r, bishops and it is for his leader~ earthquake in southern Italy. much more will be needed. "This drastic emergency has ship ,during a difficult time that The proportions of ·the tragedy Turn to Page Seven are' frightful. he is being saluted this month.


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DUBLIN, Ireland (NC) - Cardinal Tomas 0' Fiaich of Armagh and the five other Catholic bishops with dioceses wholly or partly in Northern Ireland have appealed to seven prisoners at The Maze Prison near Belfast to end their five-week-old hunger strike. The men, all Catholics, began 'the hunger strike on Oct. 27 as a prot~st against being denied "special" or political status. The bishops asked the families of the strikers to advise them to stop and they implored wom~n prisoners in Annagh not to embark on a similar planned strike. But on Dec. 1 three women serving long tenns ignored the plea and began fasting.

MEMBERS OF St. Stanislaus parish, Fall River, welcome visitors' to traditional Polish Christmas bread ceremony at an informative program formin partof the We Care/We Share campaign. (Torchia Photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (NC) - A Catholic pastor in Greensboro said the acquittal of six Ku Klux Klansmen and Nazis of murder and rioting charges related to the killing of five Communist Workers' Party demonstrators a year ago has left many' people wondering about the criminal justice system.

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CHICAGO (NC) - Father' George H. Clements, 48, pastor of Chicago's Holy Angels Parish and a nationally recognized civil rights activist, has filed for. adoption of a child despite disapproval by the "Archdiocese of Chicago, which did not, however, specifically for.bid the action.' . WASHINGTON (NC) - Catholic school personnel across the country are surveying members of Congress on their attitudes toward tuition tax credit legislation. The survey is part of an effort to determine -prospects for passage of such tax credit. legislation in the 97th Congress, which convenes in January. SAN ,BERNARDINO, Calif. (NC) - The Diocese of San 'Bernardino has rallied to assist the victims of fires driven by desert winds which swept through southern California's San Bernardino County, destroying more than 300 homes by late November. LONDON (NC) - The British Council of ,Churches has called for an end t~ the anns race and has asked Christians ,to launch a worldwide campaign to promote alternatives to the nuclear deterrent as a means of ensuring world peace. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (NC) - <;itizens should become actively involved "in raising the critical ethical questions" pertaining to uranium and other natural reo source development, according to the Catholic bishops of British Columbia.

CARDINAL HUMERTO MEDEIROS incenses flagdraped coffin of former House Speaker John McCormack at funeral Mass in Boston. Present House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. is at right. (NC Photo)

PHILADELPHIA (NC) - Christian churches were disinterested in the Holocaust, the Nazi killing of six million Jews, because throughout the history of Christianity Christians had been taught to distrust the Jewish people, according to the chaplain of a Christian community in Israel. ". OTTAWA (NC) - Jules Leger, ~7, governor general of Canada from 1974路79 and brother of Cardinal Paul Leger, fonner archbishop of Montreal, died in Ottawa after suffering a stroke. TOKYO (NC) - A controversial world congress on religious ethics has been postponed after Protestant, Catholic and Buddhist groups said preparations were being manipulated by right-wing Shintoist groups interested in reviving. Japanese militarism. VATICAN CITY (NC) - ,British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and six aides spent 45 minutes with ~ope John Paul II ina private audience. The Vatican provided no details of the audience, which came a Iit~le more than a montl1afiter Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip met with the' pope. SALISBURY, Zimbabwe (NC) - Roger Ridell, staff member of. the Catholic Institute for International Relations in London, has been named chainnan of the Zimbabwe government's commission to investigate income, prices and working conditions. Dominican Sister Mary Aquina, an expert on rural life in Zimbabwe, was also named to the commission. , LOURDES, France (NC) - Participants from 114 countries have registered for the 42nd International Eucharistic Congress to be held July 16-23, 1981, in Lourdes. Pope John 路Paul II announced several months ago that he will visit Lourdes during the". congress.

IN BALVANO, ITALY, an agonized father weeps over the body of his . .".sQl!, an e~rtQqu~~e yicUm. ,(NC. Plu;>to)

WARSAW, Poland (NC) - "Poland is capable of resolving all its prQblems with its own efforts," according to a commission representing church and state in Poland. Members of the mixed government-eatholic bishops commission called "in4ispensable" the development of a "process of renewal" in the country, 'affected since last summer by labor tensions.


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Continued from .page one tween one group and another." The pope drew his conclusions about the necessity of mercy and forgiveness in human relationships after discussing the concept of mercy as an essential element of the Gospel message. One of the basic principles, perhaps the most important principle, of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John Paul said, is: "The more the church's mission is centered upon man - the more it is, so to speak. anthropocentric the more it must be confirmed and actualized theocentrically, that is to say. be directed in· Jesus Christ to the Father."

, Mrs. Stanley Janick of SS. "Peter and Paul parish, Fall River, 'and - Robert· Coggesliall, St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Fall River, will head the decorating committee for the annual Bishop's Charity Ball, to be held Friday, Jan. 9 at Lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. Mrs. Michael J. McMahon, also of the Cathedral parish, will head the 'Ball hospitality committee, assisted by Mrs. Richard M. Paulson, Immaculate Conception pansh, Taunton. . The ,Ball's theme, "Forever, Springtime," will be carried out in pastel colors, with about 2500 yards of material to be used in decorating bishop's and presen--. tees' boxes, stage settings and the hallroom foyer. Over 125 volunteers from all parts of the diocese will work with Mrs. Janick and Mr. Coggeshall in arranging the decorations on Sunday, Jan. 4. A large committee will also assist Mrs. McMahon' and Mrs. Paulson.

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DOROTHY DAY during a visit to Fall River in 1974. HOLY DAY Monday, Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is a holy day of obligation. The obligation may be fulfilled at a vigil Mass on Sunday evening.

Funeral fOJ: McCormack BOSTON (NC) - John W. McCormack, 88, who rose from the slums of South 'Boston to become speaker of the House of Representatives, was praised for living "a litany of love" and buried Nov. 25 after a Mass of Christian burial in Boston. Carl .Albert and Rep. Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill, who followed McCormack as speakers of the . House, were among some 700 mourners at the Mass, celebrat. ed by Cardinal Humberto Medeiros of Boston and held in St. Monica's Church, in the neighborhood which McCormack had represented in Congress for 42 years. Outside the church, where McCormack had been a parishioner, another 'crowd waited and watched. The services also were attended by Vice ,President - elect George ,Bush, Gov. Edward King of Massachusetts, Sen. Edward Kennedy ~D~Mass.); Mayor Kevin White of Boston and some 100 congressmen. McCormack is credited with steering the Great Society legislation of the 1960s through the House. He became speaker after John Kennedy became president and continued in that position during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and part of Richard Nixon's tenure in ,office. McCormack supported anti-poverty legislation, federal aid for education, civil rights measures and '\lousing laws.

Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker founder, dies By Pat McGowan

of hospitality across the country, modeled on her New York house, were serving the destitute.

Although often a thorn in the side of conservative Catholics. laity and hierarchy alike, Miss Day remained unshakably faithful to the church to which she . came as a convert in the early 1930s. "Where else shall w'e go," she asked. "Though she is a harlot at times, she is our Mother." And she ,always respected episcopal authority although disagreeing with many aspects of the institutional church. "If the . archbishop told us to close tomorrow," she often declared, "we would do it."

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Holy Union Rome pa~ley Sisters Marilyn Spellman of Fall River and Jean Poirier of Groton, Mass., US provincial superiors of the Sisters of the Holy Union, are in Rome for a monthlong session of ,the community's. general council. The annual meeting, held in various provinces of the international community, is attended by six provincials, a vice-provincial and general administration personnel. Sessions relate the general goals of the community to the undertakings of each province. The main topiC at the current meeting will be a proposed revision of the Holy Union constitutions~

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Miss Day visited .Fall River The phone kept ringing as the several times, the last time in word spread that Dorothy Day 1974, when she gave several lechad died. Her friends knew that tures in the area. When she left / she had been in failing health The Catholic Worker, the the city, traveling by b4S, the for years and it was no surprise newspaper she 'and Peter Maurin cheapest ,available forni of trans~ when she died last Saturday at founded in 1933, still selling for portation, she demonstrated her age 83 of congestive heart fail- a penny a copy, was reaching commitment to voluntary pov'1499 N~~~~~ March 2nd some 70,000 subscribers month- erty. ure. Holy Sc'ripture comes ~live for you ~s yt!u walk lhe Way ollhe Cross. Yourloilh,But there was the need to ly. For years it was highlighted With her she took a brown ~~=. ~bl'eefn'~~~J:'':;:l=:~ reach out to one another, to by Miss Day's column, ."On Pil- bag lunch, including a three-day lhe GOlden 01 Gelhsem....,. You will pze oul ..... IheF.! Volley share the common bereavement. grimage," a gracefully written old peanut b.utter sandwich lrom al!'ll lhe Mounl 01 ericho, visit Nu~retl1, CM1~, Mount 0 8e~tiludes. The "mother of us all," as she spiritual journal of her travels which had accompanied her to m."y oU.." places. had been described by more than and reflections. PAPAL AUDIENCE Fall River. "It's still edible," she On your mum ~'I slop lor a pilgrim's one Catholic radical, was gone. ,visil 10 Rome ond' a I""'ough lour 01 She was the author of numer- said. lhe Vatic." ."d lhe ElemOl Cily. In 1933 she-and Peter Maurin, ous books, including ,several auThe first step is to send 7n this Miss Day's daughter, Tamar ;~#tIO,~c~~::y· a 8~.:t~k~~~'::lJi~oJda.~ a visionary French peasant, tobiographical works, a novel Hennessy, her only child, was which tells you what you can expect founded the Catholic Worker in that was made into a film and a with her at death. Sh~ is also every moment of an unforgettable depression time New York. Com- study of 'St. Therese of Lisieux, survived by nine grandchildren, . Iiiiv-:PltrnE.'l~~~a·:::.no~~:-(~- 1 I nl~~::'O:r~I::! 678-6322)-:1 pletely unorganized and relying one of her favorite saints. Many 14 great~grandchildren and a I Fall River, Mm. 02722 I entirely on the power of Gospel books have also been written brother. Dear Father: , I I Please aend your colorful folder: love it drew to itself over the about her and about various asHer .funeral Mass was celeI Name.: 1 years an unlikely coalition of pects of the Worker movement brated Tuesday in the Church of radical Christians who f~d the and philosophy~ L~::~"~~~:~:~ij~·.~~J the Nativi,ty in New York City. hungry, clothed 'the naked and harbored the harborless. They included Thomas Merton and such outstanding Catholic journalists as John Cogley and John Cort. Along with their practieal works of mercy the Catholic Workers espoused a Gandhian philosophy of nonviolence and pacifism which f r e que n t I Y brought them to prison as ,they, led by Miss Day, protested many r:: ~ types of social injustice. Miss Day's 'owl!" prison record began in 1918 when as a suffragette she picketed the White House. Her last sentence came in 1973 following a dem6nstra,tion in support of farm workers. At that time a memorable photograph showed her on the picket line,' confronted by gun-bearing ~ NEW BEDFORD FALL RIVER ATTLEBORO CAPE COD E>" policemen. ..: 398 COUNTY ST. 783 SLADE ST. 32-34 SANFORD ST. 1441 RTf, 132 ~ In between she was in jail so .<!5l 997-7337 . P.O. Box M - So. Sta. P.O. BOX 971 CENTERVILLE ~ often that one New York house ~ 674-4681 2284780 771-8771 :-. of detention dubbed her cell "the ~ REV. PETER N. GRAZIANO, M.S.W., Diocesan Director ~ Dorothy Day suite." ~ . ' . ~ At her death some 40 houses .~'W'.'W'.'W'.'W'.'W'.IlW.'W'.'W'.'W'.'W'.'W'.~.'W'.'W'.W.W.'W'.'W'.'W'.W.'W'.'W'.W.~

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Advent Reflections The Gospel of Sunday past, the first day' of the church year and'the beginning of the Advent season, reminds us of the faith that we "know not the hour" when the Lord will come. In the light of devastation in Italy, warfare in the Mideast, violence in Central America, drought in Africa, starvation in Cambodia, the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens, one would think that some message would rea,ch us and would affect the general lifestyle., Yet this does not seem to be the situation. In fact, on reviewing the merchandise flyers for the Christmas shopping season, it becomes obvious that those untouched by the upheavals and cataclysms of current life are determined to dedicate their moments on planet Earth to the epicurean occupations of eating, drinking and merrymaking. To be sure, -there are token reactions to the tremors of the times, but for the most part they amount to a mere nod from condescending heads. Some will say, especially in the United States, that if it were not for American charity, the world would somehow not only be worse but might as well cease to exist. Mere tolerance of world suffering is in itself a violence to the real nature of man. Somehow one hopes that this Advent season might be a time when people would begin to hear the voice of one crying in the desert of today's shame and sham. It is precisely in subscribing to pretense and fa~tasy masking reality that one finds man's greatest dishonor and disgrace. So many people in our so-called civilized society do not realize or care that they are defying and scorning nature itself. Caught up in the fast-food way of life, few take time " to reflect on what could be if they would only flee the world 'Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.' Ps. 126: 1 of their personal make-believe. There are lessons to be learned from the symbols and signs-of our suffering times if we would not harden our hearts or deafen our ears. The hurt and pain of life cannot really be blotted out by valium, grass and booze. By Father Kevin J. Harrington a victim is not enough, but you when it would otherwise have The beat of acid rock and the din of gyrating disco have to consent always to stay- been impossible to do so. Simplicity is one of life's most ing poor and strengthless, and ,should never be the ultimate sounds that move' men's She knew that we all are precious gifts. The more complex that is the difficult par-to If I searching for ,the stars of the hearts. The cries of the poor, the homeless, the brokenhearted our times become, the more re- ,could only make you understand day. We hope for someone to freshing this gift seems. A eer- what I feel. Trust, and nothing and the .burnt are the true sounds that so often go unheard tain number of privileged souls but trust, is what should lead know everything about us, to understand us, to forgive us and in a society seemingly ever more dedicated to the corporate have nobly testified with their us to Love." to love us for what we are. As and the corporal. lives to this treasured quality. Our young people need the ex-' we search for that love,we are one that will always ,be foreThe plea of "Come home for Christmas" being heard The most in my' mind is the Little ample and intercession of the forced to find that someone in throughout our diocese as the culmination of our We Carel Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux. saints. Despite our effor-ts to God. St. Therese shows us how far simplify religious education, we We Share program must not become an, echo lost in the we can travel by trusting in to share the richness of one St. Therese was born in 1873 need winds and storms of our OWll turmoil. ' and died in 1897. She entered of our greatest traditions, devo- God's invisible light. At the moRather, it must become a rallying point for the faint- the convent at 15. She lost her tion to those 'saints. ment of death, she was brought hearted, the dejected and the depressed. It must be that re- mother as' an infant and 'lived Children are very open to in- to such a point of darkness that sponse to the sign of our times whereby persons can fulfill to see' her father suffer insanity. fluence, both good and bad. she could be guided only by that their total nature, spirit as well as body. A very sensitive girl, she lived Making the saints familiar to light. We can all relate to some , Incarnation is reflected in each of us, although we may through many torments in the them should be a top priority. Personally, I am grateful for dark moment of our life when become blind to the spirit in our pursuit of the physical. We 'rigors of a Carmelite convent. too stopped relying upon ourlose our sense of not only what is positive but also what is Her physical and mental health being taught at a young age we were weak but her faith grew about St. Therese. St. Lawrence selves and began to rely more possible. When this occurs one truly loses spirit and for the for that very reason. Church in New ,Bedford is graced upon God. person affected incarnation might as well be a myth. Therese .learned too, during Therese lived by the 'stars of by a beautiful statue of her and As each seeks the ultimate happiness of life, can we her day. She learned to look for due to unfailing parish efforts to her short life, that God would hope that in this Advent season there will be men and wo- the light of hope even when keep her memory alive, she was not instill any desire in her that was not meant to bring her closmen who find that Bethlehem has taught us that in the those stars were not visible. She never a stranger to me. er to his love. Her unfulfilled defound meaning in what she In fact, many saints were kept Word made flesh, each can be renewed, reborn and revived. sires did not lead her to despair called her littleness. The gran- alive in our collective memory, It is in this mind that each of us moves and has our, being. but rather caused her to place

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fostering respect for past generations' wisdo:. Children are fortunate when elders pass on the good example of men and women who faced many of the same problems as people today, yet held on to their faith. I always liked the fact that St. Therese was por-trayed as a saint for little people. Both as an example and as an intercessor, she shows that no life is unim-. portant in the eyes of God. Her childlike trust in the midst ot' trials kept her loving others

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Little brothers If there's anything that can be a pain to others in the family, it's little brothers. Everyone knows that. Little brothers are bratty, spoiled, spillers and breakers, crypabies, helpless, around when you don't want them, never around, when you do, and the favorite of parents. That's little ,brothers from the perspective of big brothers and sisters. Now let's look at them from their own perspective. They're shoved away, picked on, blamed for others' bad moods, ridiculed for asking dumb questions, ex· pected to know what it took their older siblings a childhood to understand, and required to worship, honor, anq obey bigger brothers and sisters. I suspect parents have the most balanced perspective of all. Little brothers aren't that much different from big brothers except in one respect. It may sound picky and not worth discussing in a national column but families mention sibling rivalry as one of· the most divisive aspects of family life. One area in particular that keeps surfacing is the practice of older brothers who aid and abet younger siblings in doing something forbidden and then turning on them when they are detected. The &ame goes like this. Older Brother suggests that Younger Brother light matches, jump on

the furniture, or ride out of permitted range on his bike. He may even join him. Younger Brother gets the idea that it's okay because his Older and Wis· er ,Brother is doing it. However, at a certain point, Older Brother becomes righteous, snitches on Younger Brother, and comes out smelling like a favorite while a confused Younger Brother gets punished. . Weary parents often find it easier to execute the punishment' than sort out the protests and denials involved. I'm alerting parents here to the reali ty of the problem. If a younger sibling is constantly protesting his innocence because he was led into this behavior by an older broth. er or sister (although parents don't mention this as much with girls), then there's probably some truth to it and perhaps the older brothers should be treated to the consequences once in awhile, just to determine the amount of truth in the younger one's accusations. If the behav· ior ceases, parents can suspect with some 'accuracy that the younger brother was telling the .truth. I pondered this - situation recently when I heard a scripture scholar retell the story of David and his fight with Goliath. As younger brother, David was left behind to watch the flocks while his older brothers went off to

Religious fallout Psychology Today magazine' reports an interesting reaction of people living near the now infamous Three Mile Island planl Jij {vUilsylvania where a nuclear acci· dent occurred in March 1979. A large percentage of the population within a 20·mile radius 43 percent of 359 homeowners surveyed by a team from Rut~ gers University - said the accident had increased their faith in God. ~esearchers

speculated that the "religious falIout" probably was due to the largely rural area's high co.ncentration of fundamentaHsts. Psychology Today quotes an investigator, James MitchelI: "When. catastrophic events such as this occur, they (fundamentalists) look to God to guide and sustain them. In fact, they may have attributed the absence of death and destruction to God's divine intervention." Reading this, I was reminded of the famous World War II line, "There are no atheists in foxholes," When earthly securities dissolve, when our' feeble at· tempts fail to mask the fragility of life - that is when we become honest enough to reach out for the only reality that makes some sense of life. Fundamentalists are not alone in giving that reality a name - God. I have heard people scoff at those who turn to God ·in times of disaster. God wilLnot make

a difference, they say. You make the difference. If you believe God is helping, you have simply helped yourself and given God the credit. 1 regard this explanation as sophisticated non sen s e. Real faith in God does not resemble self·deception. But to understand and believe this, it is necessary to know what a foxhole is like when the world is exploding around you. Today's foxholes take the shapes of hospital emergency rooms, divorce courts, fires, floods, diseases, famine, revolutions, hiiacked planes, embassies in which hostages are held, nuclear power plants spilling dis. asters in unknown quantities and with undiscovered consequences. Some people, trapped in their foxholes, adjust to the darkness. Some people despair. Some people turn to God. The people who choose God do so not out of cowardice or weakness or as an escape. They turn to God motivated by faith that simply and clearly acknowledges the limitations of the human condition and the unlimited power of the creator. My family was in the foxhole seven years ago when one of my brothers, afflicted with leukemia, was given six months to live. We turned, as a family, to God. In the foxhole's isolation, the distance between G04. and people closes. It is clear that in

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fight the enemy. Bored to tears, David learned pinpoint accuracy with his slingshot. One day, he could stand the suspense no longer apd using the excuse that he wanted to take his brothers some goodies, he visited them at the battle site. "What are YOU doing here?" they asked with the classic de· rision of big brothers. David· ignored the question. Instead, he looked around and asked, "Who's that big guy over there?" When told it was the giant enemy, he asked why nobody would fight Goliath. Stung, they replied, "If it's so easy, why don't you fight him?" They laughed when he suited up in armor miles too big for him and more when he dropped the armor and took out his slingshot. 'Baby brother was finally going to get his comeuppance. Well, we know the rest. David has come to be regarded as a great king, poet, and prophet. However, I submit that his greatest contribution might be as patron saint of little brothers· ... who sorely need one at times.

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these times the only logical place to turn for help is to our source, to the one who gave us life and gave value to life, in spite of its risks, pain and apparent finality. As a family, we unashamedly prayed for a miracle, and we got it. My brother was in the hands of God and of baffled doctors. His illness has not progressed. We do not try to explain this. No language exists to explain mysteries.

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,I am not surprised that nearly half the people near Three Mile Island. turned to God. They had to face the real possibility that their food could be contaminated, that the air they breathe could be laced with radioactivity, that ~rinking water could be an ion·cocktail, thilt babies they bear could be damaged before birth. They felt the panic of being out of control of their lives. They know what it means to be in a foxhole. In such times, you do not worry about being smart, sensible, powerful, logiCal or anything earthly. You are too enveloped in the ending-side of life, and so you yearn for the unending - God.

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lurl~s I propose in this column to disagree, respectfully I trust, with 'mygood friend, Ken Woodward, the religion and

Ken is right, but I would also submit that in one sense he is wrong. Theoretically one can op· pose aid to private schools and social science editor of News· not' be anti-Catholic or anti· week. In a recent issue of Notre Catholic schools. Practically, Dame Magazine, Woodward dis. however, I think there is ample cusses the problem of continued reason to be suspiCious of such anti - Catholicism - in American opposition not necl;!ssarily in a given case but at least 'as a gen· life. He and I agree that there is eral phenomenon. Albert Shanker, for example, residual anti-Catholicism in the' United States though we dis- has lots of reasons for opposing agree about its extent. (He does private -schoots; most notably. not seem aware, for example, of that the proliferation of indepena Louis Harris survey suggesting dent school systems would make that perhaps as many as a things a lot more difficult for his quarter of the American .people teachers union. But I find it hard. still have some anti-Catholic to read Shanker's vitriolic rheto· ric and escape the theory that feelings.) . there is a good strong strain of But my principal disagree· ments with Ken have to do with anti-Catholicism lurking' beneath two points in his argument. that rhetoric. First, Woodward dismisses a Similarly, when the. national study done by the Urban InstiPTA, in its opposition to the tute in Chicago demonstrating Packwood· Moynihan bill, de· the absence of Polish and Italian nounced .private schools as rich ethnics to the boards of direc· men's segregated enclaves, they tors of Chicago corporations. were displaying an ignorance of Such an absence, he argues, Catholic schools that could only could just as welI demonstrate be called inexcusably malicious. the lack of Poles and Italians University of Chicago law with the qualificati(;ms to serve . on such boards as it could rn- professor H. Douglas Laycock dicate deliberate discrimination. has demonstrated that a viciousThere are two responses that ly anti·Catholic book was the resource of Ju~iice' William O. must be made to this point. First, if such im argument were Douglas' opinions on Catholic advanced to explain black ab- schools, opinions cited in later sence on boards of trustees, it court rulings. would be absolutely and totalIy unacceptable. Indeed, it would be written off as racist.

It may be difficult to sort out how much of the opposition to the governl11ental assistance for Catholic schools is based on Secondly, it is a researchable question as to whether Poles anti-Catholicism and how much and Italians in Chicago have of it can be explained by other the intellectual and' experiential reasons. Yet anyone knowing the qualifications to serve on the history of American nativism boards of trustees of large cor· and the neo-nativist position of porations. All one need do is some of the present opponents look at the' educational and eco- of Catholic schools, must, I nomic achievements of these think, come to the conclusion two ethnic groups in the Chicago . that there is a kind of instituarea to become gravely skeptical . tional anti-Catholicism (compar· about their absence of qualifica- able with the perhaps uncon· scious but still volatile institu· tions. tional racism) lurking in certain Their problem, rather, is that important segments of American they do riot move in the same society that becomes operative social circles as do the members whenever Catholic schools are of Chicago's business and com- mentioned. mercial elite. They do not be-' So'I would argue contra Ken long to the same clubs, go to the Woodward' that we are amply same churches, show up at the same parties. They may not justified in believing that a strong anti·Catholicism lurks in be deliberately discriminated against any' more than are the opposition to tax credits and vouchers. Now that it looks as ·if blacks or Hispanics or women, the new administration is combut the result is the same. mitted to vigorously pushing My second difference with such measures, it will be inter-' Woodward is more complicated. esting to see whether this na· He argues 'that opposition to tui· tivism again becomes overt. tion tax credits is not necessar· i1y proof of anti-Catholicism and that men like American Federation of Teachers president Albert Shanker, .. vitriolic opponent of aid to private schools, can take such a position on grounds that have nothing to do with religion.

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At the moment his attention is focused on Attleboro's mammoth Christmas Illuminations, the largest such display in New England, completely cons'tructed by La 'Salette "personnel. But almost as large an undertaking is the annual three-day Labor Day Family Harvest Festival which combines the features of a country fair and bazaar with the spiritual dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who man its' attractions while, camping at the shrine and participating in daily special liturgies..

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A native of St. Jean Baptiste parish, Fall River, where he attended the parochial school until entering the La Salette high , school seminary, Father Pat sang fro)ll childhood but didn't pick up a guitar until age 24. Now 37,' he has seldom been far from one since that time. Self-taught musically, he has produced six albums and has been heard 011 radio and television and in hundreds of live east coast concert appearances. ' As well as at West Yarmouth, he will present programs on Sunday at St. Theresa's parish, South Attleboro, and next Wednesday at his native parish. Both will be in connection with I the We Care/We Share program. Following his 1969 ordination as a La Salette priest, Father Pat was a staff member and then director at La Salette's At· tleboro shrine. Then came two years as associate pastor at Our Lady of the Cape parish in Brewster, where he drew large crowds to open air summer concerts and began th"e Christmas concert tradition.

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Of special interest to Father Pat is the' new La Salette Fraternity which is shaping up as a "sort of third order" and will enroll lay people committed to assist the community in its missionary apostolate. Also im p 0 r tan t are the shrine's twice-monthly healing sessiQns, backed by a weekly charismatic prayer meeting. FatherPat is himself a charismatic, frequently called on to lead in,tercessory prayer s e r vic e s throughout New England., Then there are his record albums, which he looks on as an extension of his music ministry but which he admits are 'very costly to produce. He plows profits, from their sale back into producing new discs, but notes .that proceeds of live copcerts go straight to his hard-pressed community. At the moment the big thing on his horizon is a ,three-month trip to the Philippines where, from January to April, he will meet with La Salette missioners and work with parish music inin,isters, then returning to Attle:boro, where he plans to develop ,the shrine's ecumenical outreach. "You could say my dominant interests are the healing ministry ,through music and intercessory prayer through Our Lady of La Salette," he summed up. Among his most faithful fans are his mother, Mrs. Jeannette ,Patenaude, and a sister, Miss !Doris Patenaude, who still live in St. Jean ;Baptiste parish and who rarely miss his concerts. Also members of the Father Pat fan club are two other sisters, Mrs. Rita Hussey of St. Thomas More parish, Somerset, and Mrs. Florence Souza of Sarasota, Fla.

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By Father John Catoir Canada's new national hero is ,22-year-old Terry Fox, who is dying of cancer. !He captured the imagination of millions of his countrymen with a self-~tyled Marathon of Hope. Terry,who 3 Y2 years ago lost a leg to bone cancer, pledged t,hat he would run across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. Little attention was paid to him at, first. He began on April 12, 1980, at 51. John's, Newfoundland, intending to run 5,170 miles to Vancouver, British Columbia. By the time a month had passed, dt became clear that the young dreamer on a wooden leg was actually doing what he said he would. I was caught up in the excitement surrounding his run when I vacationed in Ontario. He was raising millions of dollars as his countrymen rallied to the cause. The media ibegan following his every move. Terry ran an average of 24 miles a day for 142 consecutive days, but he collapsed on Sept. 1 at Thunder Bay, Ontario, 3,339 miles from the start. His chest was aching, his breathing labored; the doctors diagnosed lung cancer. They rushed him, to his home town of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, for chemotherapy. He has been resting there ever since. What followed was an unbelievable outpouring of emotions and charitable contributions; nearly $20 million from all over Canada. Every province was involved and traditional divisions dissolved. In one telethon - put together in 48 hours - more than $10 million was raised.

CHORISTERS FROM St. John's Seminary, Brighton, will 'present "The Sounds of Christmas" in concert at St. Mary's Cathedral at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Its 60 memb~rs, some from the Fall River diocese, will offer a varied program of liturgical and traditional holiday music under direction of Father Fr.ancis V. Strahan, a graduate of the New England Conservatory who is professor of church music at St. John's Seminary.

Quake aid given Continued from page one awakened in our people a sense, of sympathy and compassion which translates itself into a desire to provide assistance. I am therefore authorizing each pastor to 'approach the faithful on .the coming weekend with a special appeal for help. I have no doubt that our people will respond to this plea in a gen-

Mae We,st was anointed at death LOS ANGELES (NC) - When Father Alexander George heard a knock on the Christ the King Church rectory door Nov. 22 and the plea "My friend is dying," he went without question.\ '

Terry Fox created a spirit of national unity unparalled in CaWhen he got to the nearby nadianhistory. In, a bi-lin~al, Los Angeles apartment, in a fractious nation of 23.7 million 'room containing' several religpeople, this unknown dreamer ious statues he found Mae West, inspired a new national pride. 87, the stage and screen "sex The Christophers stress the goddess." importance of one person over "There was a good possibility and again. Terry is a marvelous that she was a ibaptized Chrisexample of what one person can 'tian," Father George said of do. He began alone, trying to Miss West. "I anointed her and raise money for cancer research; gave her absolution." today he is a national symbol of Miss West's father had been courage and, determination. Terry Fox - The Christophers Catholic and the Los Angeles pastor said she probably had salute you! been baptized. She was unconFor a free copy of the Chris.- scious at the time of the anointtopher News Notes, send a ing and absolution, but Father stamped, self-addresSed envelope George said a green scapular to The Christophers, 12 East was pinned to her gown. ' 48th St., New York, NY 10017. The actress, whose heyday spanned the 1920s and 30s, died Nov. 22, apparently as result of a stroke which had hospitalMr. and Mrs. Manuel Almeida ized ,her for three months this marked their golden wedding an- fall. She was born Aug. 17, 1893 niversary last Saturday with a in Brooklyn. Private services for 100 inMass at Holy Ghost parish, Attleboro. The occasion was also vited friends were, held in the the baptismal anniversary of Old North Church at Forest their son, Father George Al- Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood meida, associate pastor of Our Hills. The Rev. Lloyd Ogilv.ie,. Lady of Lourdes parish, Taun- pastor of the Hollywood Presbyton. terian Church, presided.

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"I am not here out of curiosity, but I am here as your brother and pastor out of hUDlan solidarity; compassion and love,'; the pope said in ,Balvano, where the collapse of a church during evening Mass caused about 60 deaths. He gave a rosary to Father Salvatore Pagliuca, the 61-yearold pastor who celebrated the evening Mass, before leaving Balvano.

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tiseptic and impersonal approach taken at most facilities. Father Pulicano's long hours on the job had prevented him from doing much more than just think about the project until he was hospitalized with back pains in 1978. Told that' he had a fatal type of cancer and would probably not survive 18 months, he refused to give up his plans. Ironically, the man responsible for the hospice can't spend much time there because he is prone to infections and he must keep his distance from patients. "I was in the hospital for 87 days when I was diagnosed," Father Pulicano said, "so -I had the time to conceive in my mind my ideas for the hospice. The real thrust of the hospice is home care. People want to die at home." . He said that until Medicare and Medicaid 85 percent of the American people died at home. Now 85/percent die in hospitals.. "And it is not only the patient but the family we care about. Many studies have indicated that the death of a loved one results in a family member becoming sick. Our approach is to support the family throughout the last months of an illness and right after, which is why we have the bereavement program in our hos-

pice." The priest, who has counseled thousands of dying patients, said he has come to terms with his own fatal illness. "The more I thought about it the more I felt it was a blessing in disguise. Now I really understand what patients have been telling me about loneliness, about feeling different," said the priest. Father .Pulicano said there' were times when he felt. like an outcast. "When the word gof around that I had cancer a lot of my close friends wouldn't see me for several weeks because they felt bad and they felt they couldn't come in and talk to mc. "The biggest cross of the dying patient can be when the family and patient don't talk about their real feelings. And' you know you want to share your joy and sorrows with those you love. It changes your relationship with other people; it is a very difficult thing.

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they would need to know more about Donna before they could evaluate' the situation. They. wanted. to know who Donna's friends were, how she got along with her family, and if she attended church. Those questions are important, Warren said, but they only deal with Don n a's relationships. What, he asked, about the social structures which govern her life? Donna is a sophomore in high school who was unjustly sus-' pended from school when she tried to defend herself against a false accusation. !Donna is confused sexually. in a society which promotes' sex through entertainment, he said, such as teen-age sex In the "Blue Lagoon" film and highly suggestive songs. -Donna is the economic target of a massive advertising campaign which dictates what kinds of clothes she should wear and what kind' of' record albums she should- buy, accOJ;ding to Warreno Part of Donna's problem lies in the fact that she is unaware of how outside institutions and' social structures are trying to influence her, Warren said. This is where the youth minister's role comes into play, he said. It is the job of the youth minister to help young- people, particularly those 16 and older, to "unmask the anonymous oppressors" in their lives, he said. With their new-found awareness, these young people are equipped to speak for themselves and make intelligent decisions, he said.

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alyze .your situation. :If you are simple and short, enough that it not eating together as a farDily, 'is enjoyed by all. 1t is more imDear Dr; Kenny: We read then one or more of the family portant that it happen regularly your column about how Impor- members is busy doing someevery week. tant it is for a family to eat to- thing else. School activities or Dinner or supper time is the gether. If that is the case, then job are taking priority over fam- usual family meal. You may our fa.-nily is, surely in trouble. ily. You may say that family want to set aside one evening 1 don't think we have a single comes first, ibut if you are never per week when the family' meal meal together during the week. together for meals, then I think comes ahead of practices, job or My husband is off to work be- you should question your own any social engag\ment. Plan a fore our two children get down statement. special menu. If members cannot for breakfast. 'I work a 30-hour make the regular dinner hour, ,Be practical. Sometimes you week and have lunch at the of- ' you might arrange fot a late should try to put family first. fice. Our two middle-school' chUevening meal once a week. Have 21 meals in most There are dren are rarely home from- paper a fest,ive atmosphere' as you sit route, band practice or sports weeks. You ought to be able to down together, ;European-style, 'practice in time for us to eat find a way to share some of at 8 ·p.m. or 9 p.m.. dinner together as a family. them together as a family. Some Snacks also offer an opportumeals together are better than What can we do? nity to eat together. Make an none. A. Your situation is all too What about breakfast? Can effort to plan a minimeal during typical: a family of four pulled' dad get to work a bit later on a favorite television program every which way by society. No that you all watch together, or wonder families are having one day? Can your children get allow some time before ibed for up earlier, one day per week? trouble when the members no a family get-together for snacks 'longer find it possible to share Have a special breakfast treat. and conversations. Set the table and do some of the even a meal. ' Epting together nowadays ofYou are right to be concerned meal preparation the night betep. requires special planning. fore. What about a Saturday about eating together. The meal is commonly used in literature bru.nch or a meal on Sunday However, for a family trying to as a symbol of community. Eat- after church? A little ingenuity stay close, it is important ing is one of those few and basic plus a sense that family has pri. enough to warrant the extra vital functions that serves to ority can tum breakfast into a trouble and planning. Questions on family living and bind the participants together. special meal. -If lunch is out during the child care are invited. Address People who eat together' are more apt to maintain close rela- week, what about weekends? to the Kennys c/o The Anchor, tionships with one another. Can you have a special lunch on P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass•. What can you do? Let's an- Saturday or Sunday? Keep it 02722.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., D,ec. 4,. 1980

uestion Corner By Father John Dietzen Q.. Up until two years ago I

was not concerned about annul, ments. But now I'm in a situation I stayed away from all my life: dating a divorced man and, not only non-catholic but Jewish, even though he does not practice his faith. I told him that since he w/Yl previously married to a Catholic in the Catholic Church 35 years ago, I would not be allowed to marry him without an annulment. At first he a~d, but then protested that his marrill~e and divorce had nothing to do with the church; he wondered why he should account to a priest for his marriage and life, and when he found out about the paperwork involved, be decided not to pursue the ease. In a way I can sympathize with him; he was not even a Cathollc and had to go through all that just because he made- a bad mistake in a marriage. I read recently that the meeting of bishops was to discuss, among other things, the possi- . bUlty of Catholics .receiving Communion when they' are married outside the church. If this happens I for one will be. furIous. I passed· up my chance because I was told I could. not reo· ceive -:Communion if I married this man. (Florida)

confirmation in much the same way as a sponsor is required for baptis,m. The sponsor promises to support the individual and his or her parents in the development of the faith of the person who receives the sacrament. It is in fact recommended by the church that the sponsor for baptism be given some priority of choice as sponsor for confir.mation. Thus it would be most appropriate for one baptismal sponsor, male or female, to be chosen as sponsor for confirmation.. The close relationship between these two sacraments is emphasized also by the recommendation of the church -that the baptismal name be chosen as the confirmation name as welL While ,this diffen; from the t~a­ dition that a new name be chosen for confirmation, it does emphasize the unity between these two sacraments. Questions for this column should be sent to Father Dietzen c/o The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, Mass. 02720.

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Dear Editor: 'I note that you met this The enclosed prayer .was writman only two years ago, so per- ten by a parishioner of St. Louis haps the relationship isn't com- . Church as part of the spiritual pletely passed. If it isn't, I sug- preparation for We Care/We gest you talk to a priest quickly, Share. It captures the spirit of since you obviously have some the program. 1 would be grateserious misconceptions about ful if you would publish it for what would be necessary for the benefit of Anchor readers. your marriage in the Catholic A Prayer for the Success Church. of We Care, We Share in Your letter seems to :indicate our Parish that the man you are interested Lord, you are love. Send in has never been baptized. If that love down to us. Help this is true, a much simpler marus to reach out to those who riage case is possible than an are in need; to those who annulment - a procedure that are hurting; to those who is referred to as a Privilege of are weak. Lord, bring back the Faith. This procedure might your lost sheep so that we be possible even though his f.irst may form one community marriage took place in the Cathwhere. all may honor your olic Church. '. name; where all may thank Other factors would need to you for your abundant love. be known before the final. deLord, grant 'that all may cision is made, but it is worth share in your love. pursuing, since you -don't menLord, we pray to you with· tion several points that could be the innocence of a small critical. It's worth checking into child and we ask you to - thoroughly if you have not done touch those who feel that so already. they have been hurt by the Q. Can a boy stand as sponChurch. Touch their hearts, sor for a girl in the sacrament Lord, and touch the hearts of confIrmation, and vice versa? of those who stay away beCan either be confirmed without cause of marriage problems. a sponsor? (Oklahoma) Make them aware of yo~ powerful love for them and A. Church law makes no rehelp them to realize that quirement as to the sex of a they are not abandoned. sponsor at confirmation. We thank you, Lord, for According to Catholic tradiall of your gifts. We thank tion, the sacrament of confirmayou for the gift of each' ,tion is viewed as a completion other. We lift up our prayor "sealing" of the sacrament of ers to you and we ask you baptism. In fact, in many parts to bless our efforts with of the world this sacrament is success. still conferred immediately after baptism, as part of one cereFather John Bavaro, OFM mony. St. Louis Church Thus a sponsor is required for Fall River A.

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By Father John J. Castelot Christians, prof~ss to be a universal community of love. But 'if we love, we care; and if we care, we share with the needy. The church of Christ had hum'ble beginnillgs,' just like Jesus himself. The coming of the Holy Spirit did not effect instantaneous 'creation. of a universal church. It was not until the second century' that Ignatius of Antioch could use the term" "Catholic Church" for the first time, As historian Philip Hughes said in "A History of the Church": "St. Ignatius, looking beyond the local churches to the one great church, has found for that unity the name which henceforth it will forever retain .... the Catholic Church." But even in the first century, the faithful understood the importance of unity and realized that the local church did not stand alone but was joined with all other communities in love and peace. "All are one in Christ Jesus," said St. Paul. However, anxious as 'Paul was for the unity of individual churches, he never let them forget the other communities, especially those in need of help. Paul's success in doing this may be gauged' by a passage from Second Corinthians . (8: 1 - 4), wl,lere he directs that community's attention to the generosity of the churches in northern Greece (Macedonia): "Brothers, f would like you to know of the grace of God con,ferred on the churches of Macedonia. In the midst of severe trial, their overflowing joy and deep poverty have produced an abundant generosity. According to their means ... and voluntarily, they begged us insistently for the favor of sharing in this service to the members of the church." The community referred to is. the one at Jerusal~m, which, it seems, had fallen on very hard times. It is noteworthy that the Macedonian generosity came "in the midst of their severe trial." This response was ungrudging; they actually begged for this fa·vor. Still: even though Paul holds up this ideal, he is too realistic tl) make unr~asonable demands. "The willingness to give should accord with on'e's means, not go beyond them. The relief of others ought not to impoverish' you; there should_ be a certain equality. Your plenty at the present time should supply their need so that their surplus may one day supply your need, with equality as a result." (II Corinthians 8:12-14.) The plight of our brothers and, sisters in poorer parishes should not remain unknown to us. At the same time, awareness of unity with churches throughout ,the world is vital. The Christian who cares about others is challenged 'by situations both near and far. --.-J.

A letter

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By now, Santiago, you must be an adult, probably living in Lima, Peru, perhaps a husband and father,and, I hope, maybe' not quite as poor as when I knew you. ' You were only a young boy ,when the mailman brought you to my living room. The postmark on the thick envelope was Chimbote, Peru. 'Inside the envelope were several documents from the Foster Parents Plan agency that was, so to speak, sponsoring our temporary friendship. Your picture was enclosed and I saw a child looking very serious, standing stiffly at attention, dressed in his best but poor clothes. The agency told me all about you, Santiago. Your family was poor. Your father had deserted you. Yqur mother worked hard 12 hours a day washing clothes for people. You had one sister, and all of you lived in a clay hut that I found hard to visualize. I've saved all your letters, Santiago. In your first letter, you introduced yourself very formally, or at least the translator of your Spanish made it sound formal. "My name is Santiago. I will like to write to you very much every month, and I hope you like writing to me. I am 10 years old, but I am· not very good in arithmetic." Yourfourtli letter shocked me with news that I had. already Turn to Page' Thirteen

IFor children II By Janaan Manternach

Sponsoring a refugee family holds many rewartls.

Notes for good neighbor,S By Eugene and Catherine Fisher As Christians, how can we care for people who live in distant lanas? Most individuals feel there is little enough they can do to solve problems at home. let \llone those of the world. i Pope John Paul il suggests that fhristi&ns give whenever possible from their substance, not just from their extra funds. Christians can give through such

organizations as Catholic Relief a refugee family, one of the Services or the Catholic Near thousands coming from Cuba, East Welfare Association, for Haiti or Southeast Asia. The ',example. plight of the refugees has been But, beyond this, the question' graphical'ly depicted in the posed by the rich young man in media. Families can be sponthe Gospels persists: "Is this sored through agencies such as enough?" Is there more that the Catholic Migration and RefuChristians can do, something gee, Services (MRS). Further information on how to more direct and personal? We would like to suggest two • sponsor a refugee family can be possible, "family-to-family" ac- obtained from diocesan offices which can provide the name and tivities. Turn to Page Thirteen The first su~gestion: Sponsor

One day Jesus was talking to a crowd. Someone said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to give me my share of our inheritance." Jesus thought a moment. He answered the man with a question, "Friend, who has set me up as your judge or arbitrator?" Jesus did not want to become involved in the man's family dis· pute, but he sensed that this man was too concerned with money and possessions. So Jesus said to the' crowd, "Avoid greed. Wealth and possessions do not assure you a long or happy life." , Then he told a story; "There was a rich man," Jesus began.. "His harvest was very good. He was looking over his barns to see where to store the fresh grain. .. 'What shall I do?' he asked himself. 'I have no more room. I know! I will tear down my grain bins and build bigger ones.' " , The, people envied the rich farmer. His solution seemed to make sense. Jesus went on. "Here 'is what the man was thinking to himself: 'I have blessings 'in reserve for years to come. Now I can relax. It's time just to' enjoy myself.' " The crowd liked the story. They were thinking that the Turn to page thirteen'


.A- Verdade E A Vida Qirigida pelo Rev. Edmond Rego

A Certeza De Quem Pede Por vezes, devido a perturb~yoes da alma ou dificuldades exteriores, custa-nos rezar, e nao sabemos como consegui-lo. A alma agitada, a imagina yao tambem; dificuldades de toda a ordemo Nem sequer conseguimos pensar ou rezar. Nestas ocasioes de pedir a'fe, a luz interior no meio da secura e da escuridao da alma. A fe e urn dom, urna graya. Podemos e devemos pedi-la. 0 Evangelho e constante apelo a fe, ao crescimento na adesao a Jesus e atraves d'Ele ao Pai Viver da fe, assentar a sua Vida nurna fe viva e inabalivel, e difIcil, exi~ gente, por vezes heroico. Se algo e necessirio pedir a fe, sobretudo hoje em que tantos sucurnbem as ciladas dos maligno, em que tantosdurna maneira diabolica nos querem arras tar para urn ateIsmo que nos vai penetrando aos poucos atraves de tantas falsidades, de tantas seduyoes, de tanto mundanismo. No Evangelho encontramos virios elogios a fe, aqueles que creem, que acreditam contra toda a esperanya, que ·dao a sua vida'urna radicalidade de fe no Senhor, na S~a Palavra. A primeira a ser ologiada ~ Maria de Nazare:"Bem aventurada aquela que acreditou que teriam curnprimento as coisas que lhe for am ditas da parte do Senhor." Maria e a mulher de fe, da fidelidade total e incondicional ao Senhor, a Palavra. Depois dela muitos outros. A Cananeia Jesus elogia a fe e poe-na como modelo; acerca do centuriao romano Jesus afirma: "Eu vos digo: .Nem em Israel encontrei tao grande fe." Por outro lade encontramos muitas censuras, repreensoes pela falta de fe n'Ele, na sua Palavra, na sua missao, na sua divindade. Os discIpulos com medo da tempestade, acordam 0 Sen~ hor,' para que os salve; mas Ele dizlhes: "Porque temeis, homens depouca

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E Pedro, porque duvidou, e comeyOU a afundar-se depois de ter caminhade sobre as iguas, ouve do Senhor esta repreensao; "Romem depouca fe, porque duvidaste?" '. A ultima bem~avent~ranya do Evan~ gelho que nos e dirigida diz respeito a fe: ~Elizes os' que sem terem visto acreditarem." Crer com todas as foryas de alma e de corayao que Jesus e enviado do Pai, 0 Senhor do- impossIvel, a Palavra feita carne; crer que e Vida, Ressurreiyao, unico Salvador; crer na .sua presenya connosco ate ao fim dos tempos. Feliz e aquele que tern. certezas na sua petiyao porque. acredita em Deus. E Deus nunca falha. Acreditar nao e facil, as vezes e terrivelmente exigente e doloroso. ~ verdade que a fe e urn suporte, urna ajuda, urna for9a que nos estimula a viver, a amar, a esperar, a ver as pessoas e os acontecimentos com os olhos de Deus, a luz do misterio Pascal: Quem vive da fe, sofre menos, ~u sofre melhor porque ve tudo doutro modo~

Neighbors . In addition, some feel the letContinued from page twelve . address of the regional MRS of- ters may mitigate mistreatment, fices. Another source of infor- by letting Soviet officials and 'mation is the "Southeast Asia prison guards know that people Refugee Program," sponsored by are concerned with the fate of these unfortunate persons. the U.S. bishops' conference. Any letters should be personal Another option, involving minimum resources and time, but and friendly, avoiding political yielding maximum personal in- affairs but remembering birthvolvement, is the movement to days and religious holidays. The adopt a prisoner. of conscience letters may be written in Eng(POC) or a "refusenik" family in lish, Yiddish, Hebrew or Russian because translators are availthe Soviet Union. The POCs are Soviet citizens, able. -It is important that the letters both Jews and Christians, in be regular. For this reason, agendanger of disappearing to a kind of internal exile or into tlie So- cies often recommend that sevviet prison system. Their diffi- eral families within a parish . culties are the direct result of adopt a single prisoner or fam· their outspokenness about as- i1y. pects of Soviet life. Some of (For 'lists of names and adthese people, like human-rights dresses of POCs and refuseniks, activist Anatoly Shcharansky, write to: National Interreligious are fairly well known in the Tast Force for Soviet Jewry, West. Others are forgotten vic- -Room 221, 307 Wabash, Chicago, tims. All, however, desperately Ill. 60605.) need a link with the outside world in order to survive. The refuseniks, in the main, have not been imprisoned. But Continued from page twelve their plight is no less real. Guilty heard on .television: "A terrible of the "crime" of having applied earthquake came here. It made for exit visas to emigra,te to me very nervous. We are afraid Israel, they are virtually trapped in a form of house arrest, fear- another one will come. Our clay ful of leaving their tiny apart- house was completely destroyed. ments lest they be beaten up by I also lost my copybook in the government-inspired, antisemitic earthquake. It was my be~t copybook." hooligans. At the ,time -I had some extra Many of these people have green stuff and so, in addition to waited for their visas up ,to 10 the regular monthly support doyears. Most have long since lost nation, 'I sent your family $100. their jobs. The few Americans You wrote back, "With your who have been allowed to interwonderful gift we have built a view these suffering families new house of reeds. But it is were struck by their continuing . near a river and lots of times the determination to find their way mosquitoes keep me awake at to freedom. night and it is hard to pay at· The adoption program con· tention the next day in school. sists, essentially, in wri,ting letThank you for your gift and for ters to the desperate people inwriting to 'me every month." volved. The letters can be lifeLater ,the river fiooded and delines of hope for those receiving stroyed your house again. I wonthem. Letters make the refuseniks dered how you all kept on going. Sometimes 'I wasn't sure what aware that their plight is known, that someone cares. This gives a to write to you, Santiago. So I sense of hope in the midst of wrote to you mostly about what my life was like when I was 10, despair. about some of the big snows, and the trouble I haa with arithmetic, and how I was sick too often. I tried to encourage you, Continued from Page Twelve for in almost every letter you farmer had the right idea. Any. said you were not a good enough student. I suspected your teachof them would do the same. Well, Jesus surprised them er told you that, and I suspected with the way the story turned she was .wrong. out. "This is what happened to One day, Santiago, I had a bad that man," Jesus continued. "As time at work; everything went he was gloating over his posses- wrong. When I came home that sions and his future, God said to night, I felt like cursing the him, 'You fool! This very night whole world. But, in my mailbox you will die. To whom will all was your monthly letter. Withthis piled-up wealth of yours out a great deal of enthusiasm I go?' " opened it and read it.· I shall The people looked at one an· never forget this part: other in surprise. Then each one "Mr. ,Lennon, you have told looked into his or her own heart. me that your father died when They became quiet. you were 'very young, and it Jesus ended by saying, "That made you sad. You know that is how it is with anyone who my father left us and never grows rich for himself instead came back, and so I feel very of growing rich in the sight of sad like you did. But, Mr: Lennon, now -I think of you as my God." As the crowd left, Jesus turn- father. You have helped me ·so ed to his disciples. "That is why much and I 'love you and will I warn you not to be concerned never forget you. You will alabout what you are to eat, or ways be my father." what you are to wear. Your faYour letter made me cry that ther knows you need such night, Santiago. You did so things. Seek first his kingship. much more for me than I ever over you. The rest will follow." did for you.

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KENNY ROGERS is one of today's top male vocalists. This recording tells of being consumed emotionally by one relationship. But one image in the song possesses added meaning: It suggests that this relationship has made him "whole." In order to be whole our inner selves require the contribution of outside forces. Loving another helps make us aware of our harmony with others. Romance can be the beginning of finding personal wholeness. The more selflessly we love, the more unity we will experience with all of God's creation. Of course, I speak not of the romantic love that Rogers sings about, but about love born of selfless care. In our society, many people .are devalued because of their age, color or lifestyle. But we can only be whole- when we have welcomed others into our lives, even at the cost of persopal gain. Rogers sings about the value of one other person, his "lady." This is the place to begin, affirming the value of those who are special in our lives. But this affirmation should lead us to value many others. No one relationship exhausts our potential for love. What the world can become depends on us and what we are willing to do. What a mystery that we can only find unity withhi ourselves by reaching out to the world around us!

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Coyle-Cassidy French students at the Taunton high school plan attendance next Tuesday at a performance of "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de St.-Exupery, to be presented at Rhode Island College. Success note: Last year there were 3,300 applicants for 400 freshman class slots at Bowdoin College. Of those acc~pted, two were from C-C! I

Work within MILWAUKEE (NC) - Catholics who oppose viqlence as a means of set t lin g disputes should· work "with .~nd within" the institutional church, soci.ology professor Gordon Zahn said at a meeting of. ,the peace group, Pax Christi, pSA.


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Players from diocesan high Gardzina, Duchaine and Carvalschools dominate the Southeas- ho are rated the top six players tern Massachusetts Conference in the Division and Andy DeDivision Two soccer all-star Farias, coach at Connolly, was team. Seven of the 15 players named ,the division's coach of named to the team are from the year. diocesan schools. The conference has also anSelected from Bishop Connolly nounced its Division One all-star High are forwards Dave Lima team which consists of goalie and John' Sheridan, fullback Mike Whaleon of Dennis-YarTodd Hibbert and halfback Les- mouth, fullbacks Joe Valente of ter Wilkinson. Also on the for- New 'Bedford High, Scott Toland V'!ard line is' Holy Family High's of Taunton, Don DeMello of FalAlex Carvalho. Fullbacks Victor mouth, Scott Nickerson of 'BarnPinheiro of Holy Family and Joe stable, Dan Bullock of Attleboro Duchaine of Stang round out the 'and Louis Mateus of Durfee; seven diocesans on the stellar halfbacks Chris Josephs of Falaggregation. mouth, Tim Smith of Barnstable, Tom Davis of Dennis-Yarmouth Other all-stars are forwards . and Steve White of Somerset; Joe Moniz of Dartmouth High forwards Jeff Lunn of Falmouth, and Hector Gonsalves of Old Victor Rodrigues of Taunton, Rochester, fullbacks Bill Worden Dave Rocha of Dennis-Yarmouth of Old Rochester and Jerry Be- and Edwin Estrada of Attleboro. dard of Westport, goalies Joseph Fred Toran, the Falmouth menGardzina of Westport 'and Ron- tor, was named coach of the ald McDonald of Old Rochester. year. Also halfbacks Michael Medeiros Josephs, Lunn, Smith, White, of New Bedford Voke-Tech and Estrado and Roche were named Carlos Coelho of Old Rochester. the top six players in the divisCoelho, She rid a n, Moniz, ion.

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ditional Thanksgiving football games to produce some surprises and this year was no exception.' Probably the biggest surprise was Case High's decisive 20-6 upset of Somerset. The Cardinals were sparked by running back Gary Moniz, who was the recipient of the Nicholas Cariglia Memorial award as the game's most valuable player. Moniz, who rushed for some 1100 yards over the season, scored two touchdowns.' , Possibly less surprising was New Bedford High's 23-0 rout of Durfee High in the Super Division (A) season finale. Although Durfee entered the game with the better record, the Crimson outclassed, the HiII'toppers in all departments. Those who pointed out that the records were not all that important, because New Bedford had played against stronger teams, were vindicated in th~ir choice of the Crimson to be the winner. In a real thriller, Dartmouth nipped Fairhaven, 7-6, to finish runnerup to Somerset in Divisiori Two (B) of the conference. Key interceptions by John Loranger played an important role.. Eric Freitas' 77-yard touchdown run and John Roberts' kick for the conversion spelled victory for. the Indians.

Foxboro rolled to ~ 45-19 victory over Mansfield and Franklin blanked King Philip 21-0. Despite its loss to Case, Somerset was invited to play in the Super Bowl next Saturday but at this writing the matter was involved in court action brought by Canton. Canton, ranked second in the Eastern Mass. Division Three, failed ,to gain a berth in the Super Bowl because of a rule that to participate in the Bowl game teams may not have played each other during the regular season. Canton and Silver Lake, the top-ranked school, met in a season opener. Somerset. ranked third, was given the nod for Super Bowl play. Silver Lake being top - ranked automatically moved up to the Super Bowl. Defending champion New Bedford and Fall River South posted victories last Sunday night and remained first and second, respectively. in the Bristol County CYO Hockey League. New Bed·ford defeated Rochester and South defeated Somerset. The latter retains third place. Next Sunday's games in the' Driscoll Rink, Fall River, have Fall River South vs. New B'edford at 9 p.m., Rochester vs. '"Somerset at 10.

In other Thanksgiving Day games Dighton-Rehoboth rompt'd to a 33"0 victory over Seekonk and Apponequet Regional pinned an 8-0 setback on West Rridgewater. In Hockomock League games

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New Film "Falling in Love Again" (Int£rnatlonal Picture Show Co.) Elliott Gould is the middle-aged owner of a ,Beverly Hills garment store who spends his time in . nostalgic day dreams about his Bronx origins much to the chagrin of his wife (Susannah York) in this simple-minded little movie written and directed by 20-year-old Steven Paul, a picture to be avoided at ~II costs. A bedroom sequence and some moral ambiguity give it ratings of PG and A3. On Television "Confluence," 8 a.m. each Sunday, repeated at 6:30 a.m. each Tuesday on Channel 6, includes' Father Peter N. Grazeano, diocesan director of social services, as one of a permanent discussion panel of clergymen. This week's discussion, coming on the anniversary of Pearl Harhor, will be on war and peace.

The purpose of this special edition of "Bill Moyers' Journal" is to explore ways of resolving international conflicts peacefully' by engaging Russian and American representatives in a clear and direct exchange of views. Films on TV Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 p.m. (NBC) - "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975) - AI Pacino stars as a hapless bank robber whose plans go awry when the police arrive before he and an accomplice can flee. A taut, well-acted drama with comic overtones, the film is consistently entertaining, but the bisexual character of the hero, the rough language and the disquieting look at the seamy side of life make it strictly adult fare. A4 Friday, Dec. 12, 9 p.m. (ABC) - "The BrJnks Job" (1978) A motley collection of small-time Boston criminals pulls off one of the most spectacular robberies in history. An unpretentious and entertaining movie, if a little slow in pace, this picture gives a fascinating picture of the underside of society. The rough' language and a certain degree of moral ambiguity make it adult fare. A3, PG

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ST. ELIZABEm, EDGARTOWN Father Dennis J.. Burns of the marriage cqurt of the Boston archdiocese will speak on problems of divorced and separated Catholics at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14. Father LA SALETIE SHRINE, -Burns is past president of the AlTLEBORO Canon Law Society of America. Advent days of recollection All are invited to his presentawill .be held from 10 a.m. to 2 tions. p.m. Wednesday, Dee. 10 and 17. Free 'babysitting will be provided SACRED HEART, and lunch will be available. The FALL.RIVER Copies of an Advent activities sessions will highlight the figures of Advent, including Isaiah, booklet are available to all parJohn the Baptist and Mary, and ish families. Rehearsals take will have a theine of spiritual place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each homecoming. The sessions will Saturday for an Advent-ehristbe given by Father Andre Pat- . mas program. Volunteers willing enaude on Dec. 10 and Father to make costumes are asked to call Mrs. Barbara Domingue, Rene Caissey on Dee. 17. 678-0873. FIVE HOUR VIGIL, The ,Blessed Sacrament will be FALL RIVER DIOCESE exposed each Tuesday of Advent A monthly five-hour vigil held. from after the -12:05 p.m. Mass in various churches of the dio- to 4 p.m. cese will take place from 8 p.m. Holiday gifts for nursing home to 1 a.m. tomorrow at St. Eliza- residents may be left under the beth's Church, Fall River. It will church Christmas tree this Suninclude . opening and' closing day or next Sunday and should Masses, a holy hour and recita- be marked if for a man or wotion of the rosary. There will be man. a 10 p.m. coffee break. STONEHILL COLLEGE, NORTH EASTON ST. LOUIS, The evening division will FALL RIVER Teachers and students in the sponsor a free lecture at 8 p.m. parish program of religious in- Wednesday in Hemingway Austruction Will sponsor an open ditorium on the economic out'house following 8:30 and 10:30 10k for 1981. It will be presented a.m. Masses on Sunday. its by Dr. Ray Pepin, chairman of themes will be Waiting for Jesus the college economics department, and will include a quesand Thanksgiving. As part of We Care/We Share, tion period. the parish will offer an Advent BLESSED SACRAMENr vesper service to which all are ADORERS, FAIRHAVEN invit('!d at 5 p.m. Dee. 14. Exposition of the Blessed Sac. The sacrament of the Anoint- rament will follow 9 a.m. Mass ing of the Sick will be adminis- tomorrow and Monday, continutered during 4 p.m. Mass Satur- ing until 9 p.m. on both days at day, Dec. 20. Sacred Hearts Church, FairOUR LADY OF GRACE, WESTPORT The annual Westport community Christmas program will take place at Our Lady of Grace from 8 to 9:30 p.m.' Friday, Dec. 12, All members of the community are invited to join in an evening of festive song.

. ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Confirrnationcandidates and BLESSED SACRAMENT, their parents will meet at 7:30 FALL RIVER tonight in the school cafeteria. The spiritual life committee A Christmas party will be held will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It at '7 p.m. Saturday in the school will sponsor a January series of and a blood drive is slated for talks on world religions. A pilgrimage to La Salette 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday ,in the school. Shrine will take place Thursday, Cursillistas will meet at 7:30 Dec. 18. Reservations may be p.m. Sunday with Ray Morin as made at the rectory. leader and Maurice St. Laurent ST. STANISLAUS, as speaker. FALL RIVER A Jesse Tree ceremony will Infant Jesus statues for home take place at 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. use will be blessed Sunday, Dec. Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 14. Dec: 13 and 14. The parish Holy Rosary sodalists will Christmas pageant is set for 2 meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. -The Men's Club will hold a Christp.m. Sunday, Dee. 21. CATHEDRAL MUSIC, mas party Saturday and the WoFALL RIVER men's Guild on Wednesday. "Sounds of Christmas," a free ST. JOHN OF GOD, concert by the choir of St. SOMERSET John's Seminary, Brighton, will The folk group welcomes any be offered at St. Mary's Cathe- young adult who sings or plays dral at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. ·an instrument to join ,the music 10. ministry at 4:30 p.m. Mass each At the same time Thursday, Saturday. Information is availDec. 11, the cathedral will host able at the rectory. the SMU chorus and orchestra, The Women's Guild will hold directed by Robert Adams and its Christmas party Wednesday sponsored by Arts Unlimited of night at the Gondola restaurant, Fall River, in a performance of Taunton. Reservations may be Handel's "Messiah," for which _ made with Lorraine Faria and a there will be a small admission .bus will leave the parish center at 6':30 that evening. fee.

haven. DOMINICAN LAITY, FALl:. RIVER Tertiaries will meet at 1:30 p.m.. Thursday, Dec. 11, at St. Anne's rectory, 'Fall River. A Christmas party will follow Mass in the priests' chapel. HOLY NAME, NEW BEDFORD The Women's Guild will meet in the parish center following Mass on Monday evening. A musical program will be offered and gifts will be exchanged. ST. PATRICK, FALMOUTH A Christmas open house is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 and a Christmas coocert will be presented by the Falmouth Interfaith Choir from 8 to 10 p.m. the same evening. SEPARATED, DIVORCED, GREATER FALL RIVER The area support group for the separated and divorced will hold a children's Christm~ party Sunday, Dec. 14, at Our Lady of Fatima parish hall Swansea. Adults will have a party at the same place Wednesday, Dec. 17.. ST. MARY, SEEKONK Father Robert Kaszynski will speak at all Masses next week-. end and at parish renewal programs throughout the week. ST. RITA, MARIONThe junior high discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at the rectory.


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