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Semina'rian to be ordained as transitional deacon NORTH ·DARTMOUTH spent a year as a substitute teacher Seminarian Jeffrey Cabral will be of mathematics at Bishop Stang ordained to the transitional High School and at Dartmouth diaconate on January 12 at 11 High School before entering St. a.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall John's Seminary in 1996 where River, by Bishop Sean P. he began two years of pre-theolO'Malley, OFM Cap. ogy studies. Cabral, 28, the son of Antonio During his first year as a semiand. Maria Cabral of North narian, Cabral's summer ministry Dartmouth, is currently in his was at Cathedral Camp in East fourth and final Freetown. The year of theologinext summer he cal studies for the served at S t. priesthood at St. Michael's Parish John's Seminary in Ocean Grove, Swansea. . in Brighton. During' the A member of St. Julie Billiart summer of his Parish in North 1999 year of theDartmouth where ology Cabral he was involved stu~ied Portuwith the youth guese in the group and was a Azores from Peer Leader, which his parents, natives of Cabral graduated from Dartmouth the Island of High School in Santa Maria, emi1991 with hon- SEMINARIAN JEFFREY CABRAL' grated. He served at St. Maiy's Caors, placing third in his class academically. He ac- thedral Parish, Fall River in 2000; tively participated on the Math- and at St. John .the Baptist Parish ematics Team and was a member in New Bedford this past summer. of the National Honor Society. In the seminary, Cabral was He graduated from the Univer- involved in music and was a memsity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth ber of the schola cantorum. in 1995 with a bachelor of arts He was admitted to candidacy degree in mathematics. While for the priesthood on May 9, there he served as vice president 1999; installed in the ministry of and president of the Catholic Stu- lector on April 9, 2000; and was installed in the ministry of acolyte dent Organization. Following college, Cabral Turn to page 1~ - Seminarian

MEMBERS OF the justice system honored at the Red Mass Sunday gather for an historic moment at a dinner later at White's of Westport. From left, Atty. Joseph P. Harrington, chairman of the celebrations; Atty. Edward A. Roster, who received the St. Thomas More Award; Bishop O'Malley; Judge John A. Tierney and Clerk Magistrate Omer R. Chartrand, who also received the award; and Atty. Frederic J. Torphy, who was installed as a Knight of St. Gre. gory. (Anchor Photo)

Annual Red Mass honors jus~ce system members ~ Prestigious St. Thomas More Medal awarded to an attorney, a judge and a clerk magistrate. By




WESTPORT -: Saying "We have maiL. from Pope John Paul II ... and we need to open it," Harvard University Professor Mary Ann Glendon told members of the justice system Sunday that the Catholic laity has been "set apart to help ensure a culture of life and' not death" in today's Church. Glendon, an'author, teacher and lecturer in the field of human rights, was the keynote speaker at a dinner at White's of Westport that followed the annual Red Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral honoring members of the justice system. The Red Mass, so called because of the red vestments worn at the liturgy honoring the Holy Spirit, was celebrated by Bishop Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. He presented the St. Thomas More Awards to Atty. EdwardA. Roster of Taunton; Superior Court Judge John A. Tierney of New Bedford; and Clerk Magistrate Omer R. Chartrand of the Barnstable District Court. The awards are named· for 16th century English lawyer and layman St. Thomas More. He was martyred for opposing the divorce of England's King Henry VIII and· for refusing to renounce pa-' pal authority. In a ceremony of speCial recognition at the Mass, Atty. Frederic J. Torphy of Fall River and Little Compton, R.I., who has served as the attorney for the Diocese of Fall River for 31 years, was installed as a member of the Knights of St. Gregory and presented' with a ceremonial sword. The presentation

was made by Father Michael K. McManus, chancellor. . Glendon, a member of the Holy See's Committee for the Great Jubilee of 2000, and chairman of the Holy See's delegation to the Fourth U.N. Women's Conference in Beijing, China in 1994, adapted her talk around the AOL frame "We have mail." But typical ofo busy professionals and an Qverstuffed "in" box; we.sadly haven't even opened our mail, taken it in or answered it, said Glendon. The mail we're receiving has been coming in a steady stream for the entire pontificate of Pope John Paul II and especially in his letter the "Third Millennium," Glendon asserted. She synthesized that all of the pope's letters to the faithful have set them apart from the clergy and .the bishops, "and the pope says: 'I'm depending on you,' and 'It's up to you' ... if we are to have a culture of life and not death." To do that, "then Catholic men and women of the world have to be able to stand in this Catholic moment and be heard," Glendon stated. She lamented that many Catholics - "fearing they would impose a Catholic morality" - some. times hesitate, shy away from, or simply refuse to bring their faith with them throughout the work day and into their relationships where it makes the most difference. But Glendon argued persuasively, that "we would never or should ever impose a Catholic morality on anyone, but we are failing the test of proposing it." She called on Catholics to realize they "have mail" that allows them in response to be able to propose things that make "an incredible difference in adapting a culture of life." Turn to page 13 - Red Mass


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Bishop Riley, 'retired' Boston auxiliary, dead at 87

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retary to then-Archbishop RichColl~ge in Rome. World War II intervened and the Americans ard Cushing, and pastor of Most BOSTON.- Retired Auxiliary studying in Rome had to rett;rr. Predous Blood Parish. SHEET METAL . Among his professional ac'Bishop Lawrence 1. Riley of Bos- home to complete their ·studies. Over 35 Years J. TESER, Prop. complishments were terms as ton, a priest for more than 61 He finished his at The Catholic of Satisfied Services RESIDENTIAL years and abishop fo~ nearly-30, University of America in ~ash­ president of the Catholic TheoReg. Master Plumber 7023 INDUSTRIAL died in his sleep December 2 at ington. He was ordained a priest logical Society of America and JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. COMMERCIAL the age of 87. . on Sept. 21, 1940, at Sacred Heart president of the major seminary 432 JEFFERSON STREET 253 Cedar St., New Bedford Cardinal Bernard F. Law said Parish in Newton. ' department of the National CathoFALL RIVER 508-675-7496 508-993-3222 . lic Educational Association. the Archdiocese of Boston had lost Named an auxiliary of the "one of its most distinguished' and faithful priests and bishops." Archdiocese of Boston on Dec. NEED A GOOD PLUMBER? 1, 1971, by Pope 'Paul VI, he was "Bishop Riley joined a zealous HEARING AID SALES ordained by then-Archbishop' For your home or business, 1 pastoral spirit and a finely trained & SERVICE Humberto Medeiros of Boston on ,1 theological mind to a quest for Feb. 2, 1972. 1 1 holiness of life for himself and Free Hearing Test At Home While chaplain at the Harvard .1 I- for others," he said. , , Repairs On All Makes Catholic Club, Father Riley met 1 I: Referring to his own personal a young Harvard student named Plumbing & Heating .' relationship 'with Bishop Riley, Why Go OutBernard Law. When the young J Est. 1920 Lie. 10786 .I the cardinal added, "I myself have I'll Come To You. 1 I· considered him a cherished friend man sensed the stirrings of a vocation to the priesthood he sought 1 508:-678-5~71" ,I 'and a valued mentor: for decades out the advice and counsel of Fa1 "The ,Experienc~cJ I and. with the entire archdiocese ther Riley. , Plumbing People" " will miss his presencearnong US." Professional Hearing Aid Center 1 Providing a Full Line df 1 ' Cardinai Law was the princiSwansea Professional Park Young Bernard. wanted to study ,1010 GAR. Hwy (Rt.6) 1 Plumbing & Heating Services 'I pal celebrant of Bishop Riley's for a diocese in the southern • Swansea L ~L~I".:!! .!.w~s~ ~M~S~ .J 'Boston's Cathedral of United States,. Father Riley had several priest' friends from his ,...- - - - - -............ ..,...'-------------,. the 'Holy Cross .'December· 6.' own student days a1 the North St. John Neumann. Parish Wakes were held- earlier at the . - cathedral and at Most, Precious American CoIJege and he recom~ ....':AUXILIARY BISHOP Ea!;t Freetown.~ .;'MA -.,... .~. .' Blood Parish in Hyde Park, where mended the Diocese of Natchez , 'LAWRENCE J. RILEY (nowJackson), Miss. Bishop Riley served pastor for In an Interesting twist of his25 ye~s, Organist/Choir'Director for weekend Masses Born in Boston's Roxbury sec~, During his long priestly life tory, the mentor was reunited with and weddings tion on Sept. 6, 1914, Lawrence Bishop Riley served as chaplain his student wh~n Bernard Law was Please send resume to: Joseph Riley was an alumnus of to the Harvard Catholic Club at named archbishop of Boston in ' both Boston College High School HarVard University, professor of 1984. Rev. Msgr. Stephen J.,Avila, Pastor , Bishop Riley retired from his and Boston College. theology at Emmanuel College, P.O ~ox 718 . He began his studies for the professor of moral theology and duties as auxiliary bishop Jan. East Freetown, MA 02717 , 16, 1990: pljesthood ~t the North Am~rican rector of St. John Seminary,' secOr call 508-763-2240

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tation by Father James Fitzpatrick, moments of their lives such as pastor ofSt. Mary' ~ Church, North di vorce, annulment. and death. Attleboro, , Father Fitzpatrick went on to say Father FitzpatriCk addressed that it's important for a priest to members'ofthe Serra Club on the be easily approachable and topic "People Looking for Jesus." friendly. He added that the need He said that many people are look- for priests was never more urgent. ing for something in their parish For more information contact priests. They feel.the need for a the Serra Club at P.O. Box 1015, priest to be present in the critical North Attleboro, MA 02761-1015.

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nec.20 1953, Rev. Manuel S. Travassos, Pastor, Espirito Santo, Fall River 1996, Rev. John A. Janson, OFM, Missionary in Brazil,

Dec.21 . 1968, Rev. Henri 1. Charest, Pastor, St: Mathieu, Fall River 1985, Rev. Manuel M. Resendes. 1989, Rev. Laureano C. do~ Reis, Pastor Emeritus, St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River " " v, .' Dec. 22 1991, Rev. Armand P. Paradis, S.1., Psychologist, San Francisco, Calif. ,Dec.23 1901, Rev..owen J. Kiernan, Past9r, Immaculate Conception, Fall River 1947, Rev. Charles P. Trainor, SS, St. EdwaJd Seminary, Seattle, Wash. 1970, Rev. Msgr. 'John A. Silvia, Pastor Emeritus, St. John the Baptist, New Bedford 1986, Rev. William E. Collard, Co-chaplain, Catholic Memorial'Home, Fall River

St. Peter's Kitchen Angels helping needy on Cape Cod PROVINCETOWN -Ask any goal of feeding shut-ins on the of the 37 families or 67 children days the Wheels on Meals Program . .in Provincetown and Truro fac- did not. ing a bleak Christmas if they beIt didn't take long for them to lieve in angels and you,'11 get a branch ouf and expand their efunanimous "yes." forts. Initial studies by the angels Of course the "angels" they are found that·one of the most stresstalking about are a group of ful things for parents to have to women from St. Peter's Parish do is to tell a chil~ they cannot who several years ago formed St. provide them'with a much anticiPeter's Kitchen Angels whose goal pated gift on Christmas m9rning. is to help out families in needdurThey settled on,a plan in which ing the Christmas holidays. parents could come in and request Four of the original six angels, a particular gift for their child or Yvonne Cabral, Pat Sullivan, Irene children. Joseph and Kathy Gonsalves, are It meant year-round fund-rais-' still at the helm of the Catholic .ing, cash donations and the genergroup founded with the original osity of the local business com-'

Pope establishes new apostolic prefecture .VATICAN CITY - Although Catholics are a tiny minority in Quetta and the surrounding area near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, Pope John Paul II has decided the Pakistani city will be the center of a new apostolic prefecture. Oblate Father' Victor' Gnanapragasam, a Sri Lankan who has served in Pakistan since 1974, was named head of the new Church jurisdi~tion. ,: The Vatican, announcing the changes last week said the prefecture would cover land that had been part of the Archdiocese of Karachi or the Diocese of Hyderabad. Apostolic prefectures are established mainly in places where the number of Catholic faithful is very small, but where Catholic pliests and religious are active, particularly running schools and health care clinics. A prefecture eventually may have enough faithful and pliests to become a diocese. About five million people live within the boundaries of the new Quetta prefecture, but only about 27,000 of them are Catholic. The area includes 10 Catholic churches, six of whic'h are in the city of Quetta. The area also includes six schools and two hostels, the Vatican said. EDICTAL CITATION . DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS Since the actual place of residence of WILLIAM J. O'NEIL is unknown. We cite WILLIAM J. O'NEIL to appear personally before the Tribunal of the Dio· cese of Fall River on Thursday,' Oecember 21, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at 881 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Massachusetts, to give testimony to establish: Whether the nullity of the marriage exists in the Mongeon·O'Neil case? Ordinaries of the place or other pastors having the knowledge of the residence of the above person, William J. O'Neil, must see to it that he is properly advised in reo gard to this edictal citation. (Rev.) Paul F. Robinson, O. Garm., J.G.O. Judicial Vicar Given at the Tribunal, Fall River, Massachusetts on this the 4th day of Oecember, 2001.

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The events of September 1i. have awakeneci Ol;lF ~<?chll or~ der to nations and people that were. conveniently ignored by 'a: so-called prosperous capitalism: We were'a peopie much· caught up in our things and ourselves; Basic·ideals weteputon the. .. ' . back burner as we raced to accumulate as' much of this world's goqds that wduld fit into our storehouses.·When the'dust' of events began to settle we were shocked into the rea-lization .that there are millions who for multitude"of reasons really hated: ., A CHRISTMAS TREE PRO. . us. The spreadsheet of anti-American feeling was l11ultitudiVID~S A FESTIVE SCENE AT nous especially in countries where poverty and destitution reign THE LAUNCH OF THE SPACE' supreme. The degree of economie energy has becoine, so inSHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR FROM tense in so many places' that people turIl to ex.treme·.measures, , in an attempt to .rightly or wrongly..equalize theirJiy~s.,." ..' THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER These countries read like. a litany Qf privation. :rhose suffer-: ,. IN 'FLORIDA. THE S'H,UTILE ing the most ar.e the youth: They have little, ~ope in their own: WAS CARRYING SEVEN CREW govern'mental systems and in desperation 'turn to the fanatic. ME~,iBERS TO THE INTERNASome"choose to flee their homes and take ,t"'e. chaq~e ,of illegal TIONAL SPAcE STAT'ION ON A ,. ,.• : :.. ', !~", i immigration even to the point of.death., . . CREW-EXCHANGE MISSION. The exclusion of young people, from 'hopeful opportunity is a seething powde'r 'keg that yet' has to e'xplode on the world (CNSPHOTO FROM scene. The middle ~lass terrorists ·who have forced Jhis. c~ug!ry; ':REUTERS) into a retaliatory mood have become for'ma'ily ',a ,symbol' of their deliverance. Like it or not, 'this count'ry must do mo're "AND I APPLIED My' MIND' than simply travel the military road to .stem ;desp~ir.~It, iSimTO SEARCH' AND INVESTI~ perative that we take hlto account the need -to reexamine ,our own concepts Qf'social justice as we pray for 'World peace. The GATE . IN WISDOM ALL latter will never be achieved if we ignorelhe' facts at .hand.:: " THINGS THAT ARE DONE For example, according to the International PrQgfam~,c;en': UNDER THE SUN" ter at the U.S. Census Bureau, most of the world's'poorest'~a~ '(ECCLESIASTES 1:13). iions have the largest population under 25 year~, of age. In Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghaqistan, more than 50'to 60 percent of the population is in ,this'age bracket. There is" a massive population boon that has cau'sed a massive,imbalance.. Given the manner of how many of S1l9h lands are g9verned' ,is, there 'any wonder why their young people feel their' lives .are ' ~ useless. In such a mood ther~exisisari'insiabilitY"ih~d'avb'fs~j, ,' radical escapism. With .no jqp, no h0!TIe~n9 no hope,. ~<Vi:olenf" , mind-set becomes a' constant. The d~gre'e' th~t the "youili' ar'e excluded from political, economic 'and s'ocial oppo'rtunity wili be the' measure of continued violence ·and.terror. This is espe-' cially true in a global sociai only a fe~ pos~ sess, the. world's goods. . " ,." As we continue to defend .our national concept of 'freedom and rights, let us also realize that. if hope .is:to achieve 'a lasting world peace we'milst also ex:p'and" o'ur visi'on of e~onomic'equal~' .ity and social "justice. Qur life as Americans must go beyond By FATHER EUGENE HEMRIC~ fluential in making .fasting StlC- am suplllitting my will to yours the vision an economic ,life that is,de~ofed' to the 'sole pur.: CATI10LIC NEWS SERVICE' 'cessfuL 'After' il',conversioil ex~ and rep'enting for letting them pose of multiplying goods, profit and power. Economic life Although fasting comes from perience; hC'Te'aIized -that when tum me: away from' you.!' must have a, glob~l Y,is!Qn ordered t.o the' ~ervic.e of.the whole Fasting stops us from doing person and the entire' human family.' In this light It should be a long tradition in the Church, wevQIUl)tarpy deprive9urselves seen that we must support measures·to·reform'international· w.e hadn't been, hearing ~ll ~hat of food':we' are"motivated to' what We normally like to do: eateconomic and financial instituti'ons·sothai 'tHey' will'be'tt~f'pr&' much abQut it ----; not. , ·that· is, 'thi:nk less 'of self and to'loVe oth- ing-and drinking 'as we please, until recently, . ers ffiO·re'." c', .: , In doing so, it helps us to create mote equitable relationships with less advanced countrje,s..Jt)s. Right after. the events of Sep~ . Zeno' alSo"felt that it liJxuri" speciaL sacred moments to thank imperative to,heIp the young people of poor nations so th'a:i' tember' 11,' Cardinal Theodore ous :life .Creates injutrious' pas': God for the times he lias forgiven they' are' freed frbm -the bondage' 0(p6verty. R~ducirtg'pov~ity 'McCarrick bfWashington wrote sioii~ that, clolld reason. Since 'a us:" ..... 'd, reduces explo~ta,tion. W~e~. we ~s a. pepp!~ trur)'re:aF~e: ~~H, to hi,S parishes, ercouraging clear niiiI'd was const'dered of . At a time of crisis, there is a reality 'then we 'will become:·instruments'in·the effort 'to· bring Catholics to fast on Fridays inutm9'st 'iffiportance' in' conn'eCt~ tendency to get confused and to peace to this very fragile planet. order toj\Tlplore God!shelp in ing perso-n'to thegbds, luxu" lose control of our'senses. FastThe Executive Editor this dark moment. rious eating and drinking, ~hich ing.helps us to regain control of .Pope John Paul ilalso asked CiouCled the:::mind,l were ·to· be the senses' by pointing us to God Catholics throughout the world !rioue-fated." .' . ...., as our center; in'doing so it helps . ... •..... , 'to fast for peace today And the Fai;ti~!Ctherefore~ Iielped to tis to· center ourselves! . . One thing certain about fasting is that when we do it, we.feel it: If we let this' physical' discom:t' '·h···e:·. person. to think:'inote'ilbOu{ the fortmbv~ us spiritually, it is ofOFFiCIAL'NEWSPAPER OF THE D10'CESE'OF'FALl RIVER' " protecijo.n Qf innocent human needs'of oth'ers','thusenhanCing ten"'a highly'effectl've form of' h .. - . Published weekly by the Catholic Pressofthe[)iocese of Fall River life. fove'.:' ':':' .:',' . .'.... :r " prayer. '.0' ,~We ,live in uncertain times. .. .' . . . . .: . ' ::., . . . • " .. ," , ; ,... ' 1,,':," " " " ' . . 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Major League Baseball has the the pre-game show. Hosting hon- brief- without being self-absorbed right idea. It's time to get healthy ors have to go to two individuals and with no needless nonsense. and trim away some excess fat, who know their subject, are articuAnd in the radio booth, it must namely a few pro teams. Hopefully, late, personable and control the be this pair of gridiron gurus, the the other majur sports will pick up tempo of the show; James Brown New England Patriots' own Gil on this notion and bring back qual- from FOX and Jim Nantz from Santos and Gino Cappelletti. ity instead of quaiitity. . . Several other broadcasters deserve honorable menWith the overabundance r--;...--------.,...-~::_-~ of teams in all ·sports, the tion, like ESPN's Chris talent pool is spread very, Berman and Mike Tirico, very thin. Players who FOX's John Madden, and wouldn't and shouldn't be ABC'sAl Michaels. . playing professional sports Equal time should be If distance and scheduling prevent you from are r:aking in some very imgiven to the football broadcoming to campus, you now have the option of pressive salaries for mediocasting hall of shame. By Dave Jolivet completing your Master's Degree, Post Master's cre performances. These individuals may or Graduate Certificate Certificate . There is a trickle-<town .... know football, but behind effect in all ofthis. Not only a mic is no place for them: in Religious Education, online. do the fans experience poor perfor- CBS. With the co-hosts should be ESPN's Sterling Sharpe, FOX's mances from the athletes, but all ar- analysts Tom Jackson from ESPN Terry Bradshaw and Chris You can log on anytime in a 24 hour period and can anticipate logging on eas oftalent are stretched to the max and FOX's Howie Long. These two Collinsworth, CBS's Mike Ditka and approXimately 3-5 times per week. It is estimated that graduate students - including owners, coaches and former NFLers consistently lend Jerry Glanville and ABC's Eric . will commit 8-10 hours per week to readings, assignments, postings, and online discussions. trainers. Only the peanut vendors their football wisdom, providing Dickerson. And last and least is this seem exempt from this effect Just interesting and accurate insights pair of media men, the sour cream For More Information those who are deadly accurate can with no goofy antics or charades. of the crop, Dennis Miller of ABC Call the Office of toss peanuts across large arenas... There's nothing wrong wim humor and Deion Sanders of CBS. Adult & Graduate Admission there's no faking it there. on the air, as long as it's cere~ral, Okay, kiddies, if we all ask Santa (201) 559-6055 Aside from the athletes, the not slapstick. . for the same thing, maybe we'll trickle-down effect is no more eviIn the broadcast booth, there can ceive a dream broadcasting teamjust dent than in the television industry, only be this fine-tuned trio, who can in time for the meat of the Nfl, seaA Catholic College in the Franciscan Tradition particularly football. make even the lamest of contests son. It would be nice to watch the Lodi and Rutherford, NJ and Online Campuses Since football has become our enjoyable - ESPN's Mike Patrick, playoffs and keep the volume turned national pastime,Americans deserve Joe Theismann ana Paul Maguire. only the best in studios, broadcast Oh, that these three wise men could booths and along the sidelines come call every game! game time. With this in mind, I've Roaming the sidelines, keeping compiled a list of the very best the fans informed about injuries, strategame has to offer, and as a Christ- gies and player reactions has to be The Eternal Word Television Network A Worldwide Catholic network broadcasting 24 hours a day. mas wish, I ask St. Nicholas to give ABC's Melissa Stark. In a male all fans this team of professionals to dominated environment, Stark • In many cities and towns in New England, AT&T Broadband (fonneriy MediaOne) has drainatically cut back the cover each and every game. shines in her sideline reports that are hours that EWTN is broadcast on those systems. Let's begin in the studio with both accurate and informative and • In most areas EWTN is now carried from 8-9:0Opm and again from 12midnight until 10:00am.


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prominent since the day of infamy, II September 2001. Each of them mention God, and have an understanding of God. One of them is "God Bless America," and the other is "Let There Be Peace On Earth." The fi~st has become a slogan that fills billboards across this country. In the hymn, God has the role of blessing. God is almost· seen as an American, "blessing" our indulgent way of life. Thick boundries exist between America . and other nations. This has given ·rise to self-righteousness and to racial profiling· of (and crime against) people who "look like" Arabs. God's role is minor compared to that of the nation, really. It has become America from which all blessings flow. The second song is not quite as popular. Here God has no role except that of being our "Father." We are all brothers and sisters not across the nation, but across the world. And this is close to the biblical understanding of God the Creator, who makes no distinction between North and South Dakota, North and South America, or between the northern and southern hemispheres. It does call us to a higher place than self-actualization, and gives us a much better perspective of "justice for all." Father David Lupo, SS.CC. Sacred Hearts Provincial House, Fairhaven

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Celiac 'disease lergy o'nly \;Vine fermented with Q. In some ways I feel sad ,diet. . As one who is blessedly spared particular yeasts or in particular rethat so much attention is given to the form of Communion this ailment, I had no idea how gions is safe. In 1995, Cardinal Joseph bread, which you discussed re- many suffer from it, well over cently. As a' celiac sufferer who 100,000. The many Catholics Ratiinger, head Qf the Congregacan eat nothing ,made of wheat, 'among them share the same di- tion for the Doctrine of the Faith, I would be grateful just for lemma and disappointment you again reaffirmed to the American Communion. . have concerning the Eucharist. For bishops that bread from which all It is good to read in ,.... _ gluten is' removed is not ~--- valid for the.: Eucharist. your column about the Manufacturers of Comgreater awareness of cemunion hosts in the United liac diseaSe. After years States and Europe whom of living' in a vacuum, I have consulted have tried we are 'finally diag'unsuccessfully to formunosed. A friend asked By Father late a wheat bread with no her pastor if she could gluten, John J. Dietzen receive only from the I am grateful to you and cup. He answered, "We the many other readers will not serve wine in . this 路parish.'~ Do you have any them it is a major concern since who related their experiences; diet more suggestions? (California) Communion bread must be made suggestions, frustrations and

LEE, Mass. --:- Three families ,tive in parish ,affairs. John and representing two parishes in the . Frances Kourti have three adult Diocese of Fall River,..have been sons, John Jr., Kevin and Brian, honored during the first quarter of and one adult daughter, Mary Fieldthe 2001 ~2002 fraternal year, ac:' ing. John Kourtz is an usher at St., cording to Willi~m D. Moriissey, Ann's. The family collectively state chairman qf the Massachu- ,makes rosary bead~ for distribusetts Knights of Columbus Family tion to the parish's first Communof the Month Program. ion class. They are actively inThe families were honored as volved with the organization ofSt. Fall River Diocese Families of the Ann's annual parish festival and Columbus annual Month, in recognition oftheircon~ , the Knights tributions of time, ta,lent ,and en- road, race and fun walk. The men ergy in furthering theobjecti~es of the Kourtz, faTIJilyare all mem,of their parishes, communities and ,bers of Si. Ann's Council 10289 councils. and voluntarily perfoTl~parish , The, families recognized were maintenance as required. A. For those I:'ead~rs ~ho are' the Alfred and Carol Mailloux and Dennis and Dawn Vehlo are the not familiar with the.sickness, ceJohn and Frances I<ourtz families parents of Daniel, age 11. Propo- liac, or celiac sprue, disease is a ofSt.Ann's Parish, Raynham, and nents of Catholic education, the , malabsorption condition in which the Dennis and Dawn Vehlo fam- Vehlos spend many hours volun- , the small intestine cannot absorb ily of St. Joseph's Parish, teering in fund-raising activities food' nutrients in the presence of Fairhaven.' " for St. Joseph's School. Dennis, gluten. Pe~ple with this illness canThe Maillouxs are parents of 'Vehlo is a member of Damien not tolerate wheat, rye, barley or two adult sons, Michael and Pe-' Council 4190 in Mattapoisett, oats. They are not affected by other ter, and a daughter, Caroline, age " where he holds the office of deputy flours,like potato, com or rice. 17, Alfred Mailloux is a eucha- grand knight. He is also the chief Sometimes even a small amount ristic mfnister and a treasurer of 'councilor to its ColumbianSquires of wheat may excite the allergic Boy Scout Troop 43. Carol Circle, and assistant Scoutmaster reaction, causing severe illness, Mailloux also works with scout- to Cub Scout Pack ,56. ' even death. Complete elimination DanieIVehlo is an altar server of these grains from the diet, howing and is active in parish and Knights of Columbus activities, at St. Joseph's, a Boy Scout, and ever, usually allows those with this Daughter Caroline was a recent is active in school athletics. syndrome to live normal, healthy delegate to a youth leadership, All families received a letter of and full lives. conference held this past summer congratulations signed by the K of Aileviation of certain other afin Washington; D.C. Botl1 sons 'C state deputy and a plaque in- flictions, autism for one, now is scribe" with their name, council, believed to be related to the exare former Scouts. The Kourtz family is very ac-: name, and dipce,<;e. , - J/ ,.. clusion o~:control of gluten inthe

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of wheat flour for valid eucharis- hopes. One thing all agree' on: They feel there should be some tic celebration. I have'several times suggested way they, or their children, could the most obvious alternative, re-, 'receive Communion without enceive Communion only u.nder the dangering their health or their form' of wine. Many with the ce- lives. 'I wish I could'provide a soluliac problem take advantage of that possibility. tion for you and your son, but I Unlike the priest your friend cannot. Perhaps in the future there encountered, most parish priests will be an answer. Some have been . cooperate with this need in every able to work out a manageable possible way, sometimes provid- lifestyle for everyone involved. ing small cups exclusively. for the For others it is a heavy burden with ' seemingly no present answer. use of the celiac patient. Even the. inipute contact with Fortunately, good resources are the wheat particle the priest places av~ilable for celiac patients and in the chalice before Communion their families, particularly through c;m make the wine dangerous for the Celiac Sprue Association people with this allergy. (Omaha, NE 68131-0700). Their Wine is no universal solution, Website,, also howev~r.As you apparently~ave" is loaded with he.lpful background discovered, for some with the al- and practical information. ,

Religious war: A ,contradiction i'n terms ATTLEBORO -:- St. Joseph's Parish has 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration beginning after the 9 a.m. Mass every Friday of the month. It ends .before the 9 a.m. Mass on Saturday. All ages welcome. For more information call Pauline L'Heureux at .508-222-7047.

This Christmas season I felt a sad sense of deja vu end or peace ever come? watching the news about the continued threat of a 'Clearly not. Now we have an expanded definition NEW BEDFORD - Student~ "holy war." of "holy war," as defined by Osama bin Laden, and I recalled the days before Christmas',1979 when we declaring our own war. As Advent in grades preschool through , eighth grade at Holy Family-Holy Americans were held hostage in Iran, and anger in the' began, the talk on the network news was that this man, Name School will hold their an- United States understandably ran higti. Talk then' fo c who hates us so, may have the ingredients for a nuclear nual Christmas. pageant Sunday at cuseC! on a world divided bomb. ' All this as we were pre3 p.m. at St. Lawrence Mar~yr , according to religious,beparing to celebrate the comChurch. They will depiCt the.birthliefs: Muslims vs. ChrisofChiist in ,tableau and readings. tians. Some saw the Iranian ing of the Prince of Peace. Attendees are asked to bring a actiQn as evidence of the 0 : We should listen to 'canned good for the needy. " start of the great ISlamiC great peacemakers of the revolution, with the mil.past, sU'ch as Pope Benedict NORTH DARTMOUTH ~ lions of "them" against the XV, who was written off A Sepanite(!-Divorced Support' 'rriillions.of'''us.'' By Antoinette ,Bosco as he tried so hard ,to get Group will hold its last meeting ' :' ': ' the nations killing millions Commen,'tators were ...J.. in World War I to stop. of the year December 27 from 7- saying we could be in- L..-----------f._~ Seeing "revenge, greed 9 p.m. at the Diocesan' Family .'volved for the first time in Life Center, 500 Slocum Road. , centuries in a "religious war." An editorial Nov., 24, and stupidi~y" in the infamous Versailles Treaty, the 1979, in Newsday, Long Island's daily paper, pointed pope, in anguish, said prophetically, "Nations do not NORtH FALMOUTH out th'at the Ayatollah Khomeini, then Iran's ,leader, 'die; in ~umiliation and revenge, they pass from genThe St. Elizabeth Seton Cancer ,said the struggle was not between Iran and Am.erica . eration to generation the sorrowful heritage of hatred and retaliation." . Support Group will meet Decem- but "between Islam and the infidel." ber 1'9 at 7 p.ITI. in the church.' The editorial brought out some disturbing incidents. The World War treaty was directly responsible For more information call 508- , That week, in Saudi Arabia, an unknown number of . for World War II. What actions taken by countiies in 563-7770.' ' armedMuslimshadseizedhostagesat~eGreatMoscjue today'snuclear age will shape the' world of tOl]lorin Mecca. and fought a'series of gun battles with Saudi. row? As' Pastor M~n Niemoeller, a prisoner of the ORLEANS -'A Separated- troops. "In Iran," the editorial noted, "Khomeini im- Nazis, pointed out years ago, if'Hitier had the atom Divorced Catholics Support Group mediately blamed 'U.S. imperialists' and 'Zionists' bomb"he would have used it, saying: "If I. am not to will have an Advent/Christmas for this assault on the holiest place of the Islamicfait!J." survive with my ideas, the whole \yorld is no longer Social for its mee!ing thi~ Sunday Soon the American embassy in Islamabad was attacked 'worthy to exist. If I am to go, they may all go." at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Joan of Arc and burned. ' ' Wouldn't this apply today to the enemies we call terParish Center. Attendees are asked The same theme resounded in Decemberf990 rorists if they gqt their hands on nuclear weapons? to bring a gift for the Yankee swap when Saddam Hussein was reported to say he would I pray that Christians and Muslims alike will come and either an appetizer or desert consider it a "holy war" if hostilities broke out be- to realize that a "religious" war is not only a contrato share. For more information call tween Iraq and the United States. A month later" diction in terms, but a mockery of God, and that war Father Richard M. Roy at 508- the war to protect our oil interests in the Middle in a nq,clear age can be the end of civilization. The 255-0170. East began, and while the Gulf War ended, did hate world needs peace - and peacemakers,

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EAST TAUNTON - Holy Family Parish will present its annual pre-Christmas con~ert Sun~ day at 4 p.m. It is entitled "Lessons and Carols for Adv(,lnt and Christmas-," and will feature the ,adult and youth choirs of the parish. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. . MASHPEE - The Third Order of Carmelites wi"I1 meet Sunday at 5:30,p.m. for Mass at Christ the King:Church. Prayer, rosary and teaching will follow in the St. Jude Chapel. For more inforl)1ati'on call Dottie Cawley at 508477-2798. NEW BEDFORD - Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help is celebrated.every Tuesday and devotion to Divine Mercy eve'ry Thursday following the noon Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. For more information call 508-992-9378.


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Funny how people nod at horse-at-a-time town where I smuggling contraband Milk things as if they understood reside. Duds or Junior Mints into the them, but in reality they do not. At this theater (where my fa- premises. Then you have to For example, your mechanic ther once worked as the projec- stand with your arms in the air says that your Murphy Rods are tionist) they charge a $4 gen- as the ticket-taker frisks you tweaked and need a facwith the high-powered tory rebuild so that electronic "Glucose your "ovalteens" will Detector Mach II" be in sync with your sensitive enough to bushing puckers. I, for pick up Tic Tacs that one, nod, "Duh, OK," melted and fossilized in in as knowing,and masyour coat pocket long culine a way as posago. sible, then hand him or Can.didly, I wonBy Dan Morris her my Visa card. dered how the teenI mention this beagers there could afcause last weekend I . ford to be attending the spent more on treating some eral admission. But I go on film, much less financing friends to see the movie "K- Tuesdays, when it is half price. nachos and a large drink Pax" than I spent on my first True story. , roughly the price of my high car. -OK, I will admit the movie When I tell people this, they. school prom night, including tux was a lot better bargain than the usually say, "No way, dude." Or, rental and corsage. car, which certainly did not fea- "Nah, can't be done." Or, "Liar, On the positive side, the next ture buttered popcorn (which, liar, pants on fire." time my mechanic tells me my Again, now I know why. I "valnometers" and Murphy by the way, cost more than to fill that car's tank). However, never had to use a credit card Rings are out of tolerance and that is beside the point. before last weekend to gain en- need a total rebalance to say The point is that I have been trance to a movie. I have been nothing of having their colors among those who answer, "I will living a sheltered life. done, I am going to - in as wait until the video comes out," When I. saw the price of knowing and wise a manner as when asked, "Have you seen hotdogs, I thought I might ac- possible - ask, "OK, how about (fill in the new-release movie)?"- cidentally have stumbled into an trading the work for tickets to a Now I know why. I can't afford airport. Speaking of which, I , first-run movie and popcorn at it. I just don't go out to the am pretty sure my friend was a, little, lovable, ancient themovies much. And when I do, not kidding when he said the- ater?" it is to this little, lovable, an- ater chains will soon install Comments are welcome. Ecient, one-movie-only theater in walk-through sugar-detectors mail Uncle Dan at the little, lovable, ancient, one- that sound an alarm if you are

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Bioethicist says human cloning raises excessive medical problems WASHINGTON (CNS~ Human embryo cloning raises to<;> many medical problems to be therapeutically viable, said a Georgetown University bioethicist. The risks are great for genetic abnormalities, as shown by experiments elsewhere with cloned animals, said Jesuit Father Kevin FitzGerald, chairman of Catholic health care ethics at the university's Center for Clinical Bioethics. S,upporters of human embryo cloning also'have to say where they will get the millions ofeggs needed to cure all the people they claim will benefit from their research, he added. . Father FitzGerald criticized human embryo cloning on moral grounds as well, and disputed that a distinction exists between therapeutic and reproductive cloning. The priest-scientist spoke at a recent briefing after an announcement November 26 by Advanced Cell Technology, a private firm, that it had produced cloned human embryonic cells and that it would use the techl1ique to produce embryonic cells for research but not to reproduce humans. All cloning is reproductive because it creates another human being, Father FitzGerald saiq at the briefing attended by 40 Senate staffers and journalists at the Capitol building in Washington. He was part of a four-member panel organized by Americans to Ban Cloning, a coalition favoring federal legislation to make human cloning illegal. Because a medical or scientific procedure can be done doesn't make it morally right as a research method,

he said. ''The best way to find a cure for cancer would be to take half the people in this room and give them cancer and keep the other half as a control group," said Father FitzGerald, an associate professorof oncology at Georgetown. A cloned human baby would have a soul, he said. "lust because you've been created artificially doesn't keep God from loving you," he said. ''The idea of having a soul is that you are in a personal relationship with God," he added. Father FitzGerald said that, scientifically, more experimentation is needed in animal cloning before it can be determined if human cloning could be sucCessful as'a viable' therapeutic method. He cited tests by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in which genetic abnormalities appeared in cloned mice. Father FitzGerald also questioned whether ,huge numbers of people would benefit from any' potential health gains from embryo cloning given the large costs involved. "Many other'scientists doing good work researching diseases. There are many -different ways. of trying to solve these problems without the problems that cloning brings," he said. " Willi'am Saunders, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, said that ~t was "a serious misuse of language" to call human cloning therapeutic. . Using human beings for harmful experiments was condemned by the Nuremberg Code after World War II, said Saunders.

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, told a group of Catholics and Jews at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield that the doctrine of the covenant was "the central issue of the Jewish-Christian dialogue." He said the relationship between th~ "old covenant" of Judaism and the "new covenant" of Christianity was "so complex that it cannot be reduced to a concise formula." The meeting was closed to reporters, but the text of the <;:ardinal's lecture was released to the press. Citing the New Testament comparison of grafting on branches (Rom. 11:17-24), Cardinal Kasper said such images were an appropriate way of "expressing a dialectic of continuity and discontinuity" that could "hardly be harmonized with concepts." He said Jews and Christians were "dependent on one another," and "must give up their claims of exclusivity and their feeling of superiority linked to it." Sugg~sting ."a possible common theology of the covenant,"



"I've been doing since I was a child, f'was born ih~P it because my father was a cinematograVATICAN CITY - In early pher.", _:~.. ~ December, Irio Oftavio Fantini Fantini said he believes "an . was frettihg over the fact that the artist is an artist completely" and Cardinal Kasper, a theology pro-·· Christmas cards he designed for should be able to switch 'from fessor iQ Germany for 25 years Vatican Radio were not back from poetry to painting to performing before becoming a bishop, said the printer. with relative ease. Jews and Christians shared a beTh,e'20Ql design by the radio's But he also··said one of the lief that God is not an abstract' or staff 'artistfeatures a wide-eyed Beatitudes should remote being, but is "the God of newqorn Baby.Jesus have mentioned artthe covenant." being held against his ists, all of whom are The meeting addressed by Car- mother's chest; but "poor souls." . dinal Kasper was held last week only Mary's hands are "Artists are an-' under sponsorship of the Rab-' showing.' .guished and usually a . binic Committee for Interreli"The baby is alert, bit crazy becau~e they gious Dialogue and Boston he sees everything, are satisfied College's Center for Christian- even all that will hapwith their work, they . Jewish Le!iffiing. pen in the future. The suffer over,. ~:very­ Cardinal Kasper and a Jewish . movement of the colthing," he ~aid. participant; Rabbi No.rmon ors and of the hands Hands are one of Solomon, presented papers on the leads your eyes to his ,/ . the things Fantini" said covenant concept the first eyes; which are open , ! he suffers over most. evening, and discussion contin- and full of light," / "For me, the hand ued the following day. Fantini said. __ The first meeting sponsored by "This baby is' huis the natural extension of the mind. the committee was held in Wash- man and will suffer, Faces can be masked" ington last year, and dealt with the but the hands protect· by different expreshim and givf; us topic of repentance, he said. Cardinal Kasper said the Second hope," he said. sions, but the only way to hide' what is exVatican Council was able to en- . Christmas, the dorse religious freedom by moving theme of some of the pressed in the hands is from the theory that only truth .,....- best and the worst art to wear gloves. not error - had rights to an em-. in the world, is an an"You have to know phasis on the right of the person to nual chatlenge, he someone well, know make judgments in freedom. said. what he has lived He said the Church served to"Every year I try to through in. order to day as a defender of "the human create something new 'draw his hands corsearch for truth" against such hu- and personal," he said. ,I. rectly," the artist said. man limitations as materialism or' Fa'iltini pull's' ari-" -'r.: I •.• ',' " , [ " : ' : .;;. - ", 'o" " , ": • T' ,r . Fantini has done the totalitarian claim to possess other painting of the . dozens of stamps and absolute truth already. Madonna and child IRIO OTTAVIO Fantini created this illustration paintings featuring from the mountain of of t~e Christ child being held in the 'arms of Mary Pope"John Paul II, and . papers on a table near for the 200·1 Vatican Radio Christmas card. ''The as the 81-year-old. his desk., . baby is alert, he ~ees everything, even all that will pontiff ages, the . The baby s face IS happen in the future,"says Fantini. (CNS photo changes in Fantini!s images include new ~med, .even thoug~ he courtesy Irio Ottavio Fantini) lines in the pope's IS ObVIOusly sleepmg. . face, but even more "This baby has all the suffering of the world within quently desigp.s Vatican stamps dramatic changes in his harids, him, and the mother, who senses and medals and occasionally which are now stiff and gnarled. "the pope's hands are the tpis somehow, is sweetly re- paints the' huge portraits that hang signed; she has abandoned herself from St. Peter's Basilica for be- hands of a man who suffers, who wants to do so much, but physiinto the hands of God," he' said. atifications and canonizations. But his name also appears as the cally cannot," Fantini said. "His Fantini works on tl~e ground floor of Vatican Radio's head- illustrator of books and calendars, face is less expressive now bequarters in a space crammed with as the voice 'on Italian recordings cause of his illness, but you can paper, canisters holding colored of novels and on the credits of Ital- see him in his hands. "His hands make people unpens and pencils, jars full of ian mystery, horror and Western brushes, trays of pastels and as- . films ' - either as' the set or cos- comfortable, but they also elicit tume designer or as an actor. sorted tubes and pots of paints. tenderness because he uses them "Ac~ing is my hobby," he sai4. to express tenderness," he said. Sketches, drafts and photoCATHOLIC' NEWS SERVICE

copies of his work, as well as;' original paintings on canvas are stacked on the desk, the draftin'g taple~and the floor.' Fantini.has worked at Vatican Radio'si'rice 1965, but he always. has had multiple projects goirigat the.same time. Some of the projects are for other Va~ican offices. He fre-

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MEDELLIN, Colombia - The presi4~Qt of the kidnapped police officer began after the boy made Colombian bishops' conference has aske9 gu_erril-' an apwal to r:ebels to .allowhim to see ttis father las to release the kidnapped father of a Qying child'. duriQg his "last Christm~ on Earth." . . Jose Norberto Perez, a policeman, was,kidnapped.. '., Archbishop Giraldo, said ~be "case is ju~t the by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia drama c;>f a dying boy and his father." rebels in March 2000. His son, Andres Felipe; 12; The· archbishop also expressed his "warmest, has lung cancer. . _ .. , ..... ~teep~$t. f~elings of love, compassion and solidar"On behalf of my fellow brother bishops, I ask, I ity" to .the relatives of Andres Felipe, especially the demand the FARC (rebels) to let Mr. Perez go free boy's grandparents, who are taking care of the child. The story has caused segments of Colombia's for a humanitarian reason that must be above any political calculation," said Archbishop Alberto population to tum against the rebels. Giraldo Jaramillo of Medellin in a statement made In early December at Bogota University, where . some organizations show support for some of the' on Colombian r a d i o . . , "We feel a great pain, a pain that-is experienced by guerrilla actions a large banner placed in front of all Colombians and by any person in the world who the university read, "If the revolution means the death of piety and solidarity, what sense does it make knows about this sad episo~e," the archbishop said. A national campaign seeking the release of the to be a revolutionary?"

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Attacking Somalia would 'breed 'more terrorists,' warns bishop ROME (CNS) - Amid speculation that Somalia could be the next target of the U.S. war on terrorism, the EastAfrican country's top Catholic leader warned against a Western bombing campaign, saying it would "only breed more terrorists." "A military intervention would only push people to side with the (Is-

lamic) fundamentalists, making

things worse;' Bishop Giorgio Bertin of Djibouti, apostolic administrator of Somalia, told Fides, the Vatican's missionary news service last week. "I would urge Western leaders, therefore, to reflect carefully and find other methods to fight terrorism," he said.


TEENS CELEBRATE on the opening night of the National Catholic Youth Conference in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis recently. Some 24,000 young people from across the nation gathered for the three-day ~vent. (CNS photo by Jennifer Del Vechio, The Criterion)

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. can make a difference serving Gospel," he added. our Church now," th'.e archMaureen Hurlee, chair of the INDIANAPOLIS - The Na- bishop continued. He encOl.Jr- Indianapolis archdiocesan youth tional Catholic Youth Confer- aged them to participate in the council, said hope is needed ence opened at the RCA Dome sacrament of reconciliation to more than ever. As a teen-ager in Indianapolis with plenty of prepare for Christmas and find she exhorted her peers to use music and the foot-stomping the peace of soul that Christ of- their 2001 conference as "an exand cheering of 24,000 teen- fers, and he noted that 300 ample of peace to the world." agers from all across the coun- priests were on hand at the Teen-agers roamed the RCA try. nearby church for the sacra- Dome handing out symbols of It was the largest attendance ment. their home towns - from Mardi of teen-agers in the history of As he gazed out at the Gras beads from Louisiana to the biennial conference, spon- crowd, he asked the teen-agers small cow bells from the farmsored by the National Federa- to look at all those gathered ing communities of Indiana. tion for Catholic Youth Minis- with them and io think about Many said the conference made try. who among them might one day them feel more connected to "This is always so much fun," be in charge of the nation's their faith. said David Weber, 17, of Des schools and universities or of Planned activities during the Moines, Iowa. "It renews my its health care facilities and four-day conference included faith again. People here are the who might become leaders in regional liturgies as well as sessions on different aspects of the same as me celebrating their religious life. faith." "It may be you," Archbishop Church and issues,such as Forty-nine U.S. bishops Buechlein said. 路"1 see you as stress or peer pressure, that afjoined the youths, and some teachers and youth ministers fect teen-ag'ers' lives. prelates came into the stadium and religiQus in c~a~ge of Miss America, Angela Perez wearing racing helmets in hop.or Catholic health ~are and univer- Baraquio, a Catholic, was one of the city known for the India- sities and schools. of the keynote speakers. She napolis 500 auto race. Youths "I see pastors and chaplains. talked about how her duties as reached ou't to shake their hands And yes, I see future bishops Miss America 200 I have not and some gavethemhligs'as the , and archbishop'~ arid cardinals. 'taken precedence over her faith bishops made their way to their I,t may be you..." h,e added.., and ,the struggles that she has seats. ."" , . , ,The December 6'-9. confer--' overcome to make her faith her Archbishop Daniel M. ence was planned three years top priority. Buechlein of Indianapolis, the ago' with the theme "Hope atthe Participants also had the chance host archdiocese fonhe event;' Crossroads;" but never has that to attend workshops about chastold the teen-agers that their theme been more relevant given 'tity and living holy lives, and to "enthusiastic and open spirit" the tragi'c events of September hear a Franciscan priest, Father ' ,Stan Fortuna, rap about chastity, inspired him and his fellow II, organizers said. . ' . Bob McCarty, executive cli- abortion and suicide. bishops. He also urged the Other events included plays, . youths to not only share their rector of' the' National Federafaith .with those around them tion for Catholic Youth Minis- stories about saints, an interacbut to visit the conference's try, said that now everyone is at . tive theme park and a coffeespiritual center at nearby St. a crossroads. "The events of house. September II changed our For John Woods, a I4-yearJohn Church. "Spend some time as you lives," McCarty said. "We have路 old from New Orleans, all the open your hearts and minds be- a decision to make.. Are we a aspects of the event had one mafore Jesus in the Blessed Sacra- people of despair or of hope? jor purpose. "It makes me bement," he said. "You are the young Catholic lieve stronger in God," he told "Ask Christ to help you find Church, make a commitment to The Criterion, newspaper of the guidance in deciding how you Jesus Christ and be people of the . Indianapolis Archdiocese.



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Singe"r says Christmas songs' bring her bac~ to her childhood' By MARYLYNN G. HEWITT AND

to record "El Ultimo Adios" ('The Last Goodbye") as a tribute single. The fact she was asked to perfonn DETROIT ~Jaci Velasquez.has with such big-name recording arttwo platinum records and a gold, ists shows she's made a name for has been nominated for an Ameri- herself. "I've had a lot of responsibility can Music Award, has had 16 No. I singles, eam~d seven Dove awards, since I turnep 15, probably more and is now on tour for "Christmas" than I should have bad at 18 or 19, I and "Navidatf',- her new holiday think," she said. "But the Bible says, recordings released in English and 'To whom much is given, much is required.'\Vhen God puts something Spanish. She's also a model and spokes- in life so precious, he gives you the woman for a multimillion-dollar tools you need to take care of it and hair care campaign and has record- watch over it." In some ways, she was prepared ing contracts for Christian and secufor the life she's chosen. Much of , lar music. And she just turned 22. "That sounc:is so old, doesn't it," her childhood was spent in the car, TRAPPIST FATHER Steven Scherrer brushes apricot glaze on fruitcakes at the Monasshe said with a laugh in an inter- ~ra~elingt frohm hher fami1 y 's home tery of the Holy Spirit bakery in Conyers, Ga. The monastery produces about 12,000 cakes 10 lexas oc urc es across thecoun.'.. f f' h . (CNS h b M' h I try as her dad made his living with , a year, feeding ~eeds 0 rUltc;ake lovers across t e nation. p oto y IC ae gospel music. ,Alexander, Geo.rgla Bulletin) . eNS Whether she is recording for Photo ) Wprd, a Christian label, or for Sony Pisco, what she sings is rooted in her Christian faith, Velasquez said. At a time when others her o age promote sexuality along with their music, Velasquez - By ERIKA ANDERSON Brother Basil said the. batter for the cakes is CATHOLIC NEWS S£RVICE made of butter, sugar, eggs (130 for every. 85 \: : \ said her Christian music "re~. '., flects me as a person." . CONYERS, Ga. - It has been saiathat there cakes), flour, spices, honey and almond: and the .:<., ' ;. J <;C'. . For several years, is no middle ground in the fruitcake war - there fruit mix is a combination of cherries, pineapple, ,{ t '. Velasquez was the na- are'those who love it and those wh,p cringe at the pecans, raisins, dates and almond flav9ring. In a tional spokeswoman very mention of the traditional holiday treat. dark blue trough that can hold 250 pounds, the .::', ifp}... for True Love Waits, But at the Trappist Monastery of the Hoiy Spirit fruit mix spends three days soakiiig in peach brandy { 1 \ . ~-: an organization that in Conyers, Brother Basil Arsenio and his fellow and golden sherry. .•. '~ .. 'i, encourages teen- monks create a fruitcake sure to convert even the Each fruitcake must weigh exactly two pounds. ./:!~ .ir,{ agers to take.a harshest critic. The labor and effort put into mak- A digital scale is used for accuracy. ./ ,-.--:.;. .;.\. pledge to abstam After they're baked, the cakes are left to cool. /"'\f~ from premarital ing the cakes have become a prayer for the monks . who work in the bakery and the result is a ceThey are th,en injected wiih six extra shots of . sex. lestial creation. . the sherry and brandy. "It's still a ministry I totally beview with The Michigan·Catholic, 'Known for their popuThough the alcohol conlieve in. I made the promise when I . Detroit's archdiocesan newspaper. 'This isn't just about making fruit- tent may seem high, Among her favorite songs for the was 13 and it's not fun. But I be- .lar loaves of bread, the holidays are "White Christmas" and lieve 10 everything It stands for," monks work in the bakery cake," said Brother Basil, who has Brother Basil said that it is less compared to some· Velasquez said. "Someday, I want under a sign that reads "It Wouldn't Be Christmas." . 'Those songs bring me back to to fall in love, get married and have "Give us this day our daily been at the monastery for 11 years fruitcakes. when I was a little girl and watched children and I know it will be worth bread." Fo,' now, regular and baking for six of them. "Life is "Some cakes use rum, 'Holiday Inn' with my dad," it." bread-making is on hold, centered on prayer and once we are which has a greater alcoIn the past two years, she's been and all their efforts are foVelasquez said. "I love singing songs hoI content," he said. "The working at high efficiency, it be- alcohol keeps the cake about love in a pure and idealistic able to share her cultural heritage cused on fruitcake. way because it's sung about thes~ with a whole new' group of fans, According to Brother comes part of ourprayer life." 'moist and acts as a preserdays in such nasty ways." , including her grandparents, who Basil, creating a fruitcake vative.The shelf life on Another 'Pf9ject she has been a only speak Spanish. was the idea of Abbot M. .this is quite long. We are "Llegar a n," released on Sony Basil Pennington. part of is raising money for victims doing tests now to find out exactly how long." of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Discos, was her debut in the Latin '~He had had experience with other monasteries The cakes are glazed, garnished with two cherShe joined other Latin artists, in- market .and was certified platinum that were doing fruitcakes, and some that were ries and two large whole pecans, wrapped in celcluding Ricky Martin, Marc An- after'one million records were having large sales from the fruitcakes," the brother lophane and sealed. thony, Gloria Estefan and Shakira, sold. The price is comparable to most fruitcakes, but told The Georgia Bulletin, newspaper of the Atlanta Archdiocese. Brother Basil's cake comes with a special ingrediAfter an initial discussion of the idea, Brother· ent - prayer. , "This isn't just about making fruitcake," said Basil developed a recipe with the help of an international baker. Brother Basil, who has been at the monastery for WASHINGTON (CNS)- Dan Schutte's 20-year-old hymn "It look us four to six months to really l)one it 11 years and baking for six of them. "Right now "Here I Am, Lord" won the song of the year award at the Unity and develop it an'd make it really special,which we are focused on production and we are trying to Awards sponsored by the United Catholic Music and Video Assomeant changes in everything from cooking times smooth out the labor end of this and be efficient. ciation and held recently in Washington. . It'1> the matter of becoming familiar with everyto variations on additivest he said.. Schutte, once a member of the singing group known as the St. Co,. began marketing the thing. Life is centered on prayer and once we are The HoneyBaked Ham Louis Jesuits, arso won with "Here I Am, Lord" as liturgieal song cake through its catalogs in October. The cakes working at high. efficiency, it becomes part of our of the year. Ail association spokeswoman said older songs were come in a decorative white tin, designed by Brother prayer life.". being "grandfathered" for consideration in the init.ia1.years .of the "You have to take the opportunity that God proAlberic Farbolin. The tin bears a drawing of the·" awards, which are just in their second year. monastery printed in green and encircled by the vides you for work, meditation and devotion," he In receiving the award, Schutte said he recalled Mary's words to the angel Gabriel atthe Annunciation: "How can this be? I'll tell words "Abbey of the Holy Spirit - Fruitcake from. continued. "Work is very important to tie together you, it's much harder to get up and receive an award like this thim _ the spiritual with the physical. The key to life is Brother Basil's Kitchen." it is to get up and sing." The monks bake every other day. On the harmony." Before he sang it for the audience and before the announcement nonbaking days, they mix batter, garnish the cakes To order a fruitcake visit the abbey online of his awards, Schutte said he wrote "Here I Am, Lord" at the and inject the alcohol needed to create the perfect at their Website at Fruitrequest of "a friend of mine some 20 years ago (who) asked me to fruitcake. Two hundred and fifty cakes are pn;>- cakes also can be purchased by calling 800write a song in two days to celebrate a deacon ordination." duced each week. ' 367-2426. . FAlliER JOE HORN CAlliOLIC NEWS SERVICE .

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Vatican: Peace efforts should intensify after September 11 ROME (CNS) - Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican's foreign minister, met U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell for talks that centered on the renewed conflict in the Middle East, a diplomatic official in Rome said. The meeting took place in Bucharest, Romania, on the sidelines of a December 3-4·reunion of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's ministerial. council. Besides the renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence, the pair also discussed the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and Pope John Paul IT's prayer initiatives for peace, scheduled for

AN UNIDENTIFIED U.S. military chaplain holds a Christian service for members of the armed forces recently in Camp Rino in Afghanistan where soldiers are engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom. (CNS photo from U.S. Navy via Reuters)

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. U.S. Marines recently deployed in Afghanistan no doubt went into battle much the same way soldiers have through the ages. They checked their plans. They· checked their weapons and equipment. They wrote one final letter f .• to loved ones. And they prayed. Father Peter Jaramillo knows firsthand how important prayer is to men going into combat. The 47-year-old priest is a military chaplain in the Kansas Army National Guard. As a captain in the Second Battalion of the 137th Infantry, based in Kansas City, he's always had to be ready to "go where my soldiers go" at a moment's notice. "We don't learn combat skills, but we have to learn how to survive war and minister to soldiers on the front lines or at medical units in the rear," he told The Leaven, newspaper of the Arch'diocese of Kansas City. "We learn how to survive bIochemical attacks and how to handle mass casualties, critical incidents and stress." According to the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services, more than 1,000 Catholic military chaplains serve more than ·1.2 million Catholics in 29 countries. These Catholics include those in the military and their families, those in overseas government service, and patients in veterans' hospitals. In January 2000, Maj. Gen. Gaylord Gunhus, U.S. Army chief of chaplains, said a shortage of priests in the military makes it difficult for Catholics to practice their faith. Although 20 percent of Army personnel are Catholic, less than eight percent 0.- the Army's chaplains are Catholic priests. Last,· the Army was 200 priests short of its basic needs. Passionist Father Carrol W. Thorne, now a chaplain at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort

Leavenworth, was a missionary said. in the Philippines for 10years be"Most of our work involves fore he became a U.S. Army providing moral support and dochaplain ,in 1971. He spent some ing a lot of counseling," he said. time with the 82nd Airborne Di- "It's called a ministry of presence. vision before being sent to Viet~ Soldiers face all kinds of issues nam in 1972. - divorce, depression, high Although he was based with the stress - so they need support." Army's Third Field Hospital at . A chaplain is called upon to Saigon, his duties took him all give good ethical advice and to 'Hver Vietnam: "You're in a mili- be the eyes and ears of the comtary setting, and you're expecte~ mander \fj,.terms ofmorale issues, to be an officer, but a chaplain said Father Jaramillo. Father first," said Father Thorne, 70, Li vojevich agreed. who retired from the U:S. Army "The job of the Navy chaplain at the nink of lieutenant colonel is to advise the commanding ofin 1994. ficer regarding the moral climate "It's the same as a parish, with of his command, the state of mothe overlay of military deploy- rale," he said. "He is to minister ment and field duty," he said. "It's to all members of the command, a little different in the Navy. Ba- and to fulfill the religious needs sically, you're a parish priest ex- of those in his own denominacept you wear·a uniform and do tion." the typical training with the unit. Another important aspect of You're sent to minister to Catho- the military chaplaincy is helplics, but in effect. you minister to ing soldiers, sailors or airmen receveryone. If a guy IS wounded or oncile their faith and their milihas a drinking problem, you help tary duties, which could include · " combat. h1m. The differ.enc~between serving . "It's never been an easy thing in a parish' and in a military orga- for me to pass over, that fundanization can be found in the insti- mental issue of my role as a priest tutional settings, said Father Ron in a combat unit," said Father Livojevich, 59, pastor of Queen Jaramillo. "I resolve it through ofthe Holy Rosary Parish in Over- my faith, believing that God is land Park. He served as a U.S. everywh~re, even in war. I believe Navy chaplain from 1974 to1996, my presence is not a symbol of retiring at the rarik of captain. blessing war, but ofb"eing present "In the military chaplaincy, the where evil is for the sake of chaplain works for a layperson good." a commanding officer ~ and is part of the command strucque. The commanding officer sets the priorities for his religious programs," he said. "In a parish, the . pastor sets tht? tone and priorities, and works directly under the bishop." Because a military chaplain is the "soldier for all soldiers," his work 'extends beyond making the sacraments available to fellow Catholics, said Father Jaramillo."I couldn't perform a Muslim or . Jewish worship service, but I could pray with them from my own spiritual und~rstanding,'" he


December and January. On the conference floor, Archbish()p Tauran told delegates that worldwide peacekeeping efforts must intensify following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The Vatican diplomat said the pope's announced Churchwide day of fasting today and summit of religious leaders in Assisi, Italy, January 24 were important and symbolic instruments to promote peace. Archbishop Tauran's meeting with Powell, set up weeks prior in a phone call the U.S. official made to his Vatican counterpart, coincided with an abrupt escalation of violence and rhetoric in the Middle East.



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WASHINGTON (CNS) - The U.S. bishops' Committee ori Hispanic Affairs has approved new pastoral directives aimed at reshaping Hispanic ministry at a time of a rapidly expanding Hispanic population in the United States. One aim is to foster greater integration with other Church ministries and to train Hispanics for leadership roles in the entire Church. The 32-page directives also encourage workirtg more closely with other ethnic groups, training Hispanic women for leadership ,posi-: lions in the Church and society, encouraging more Hispanic vocations to the priesthood and permanent diaconate, and addressing social and political issues affecting HispaniCs. The document, "A Pastoral Framework to Further Develop Hispanic Ministry," was approved November II and made available later in the month to Catholic News Service. . It offers directives for implementing the "National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry" approved by all the U.S. bishops in 1987, said Ronaldo Cruz, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Hispanic Affairs. According to the document, a re-


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culture and society. . "at times, led to tensions between Mpst Hispanic ~nistry has fo- new immigrants and U.S.-born Hiscused on the new, arrivals and this.. panicslLatinos," it says.



focusing ofefforts iIi Hisparuc min- parishes often ovenide a spontaneistry is necessary because of "the ous, personal and wann reception," ever-growing Hispanic presence in it says. the midst of. an increasingly The document notes that vocations multicultural society." we on the rise among Hisp;mics, acThere are about 25 million His- counting for 13 percent ofU.S. semipanic Catholics, almost 40 percent narians, but "this growth is overshadof all U.S. Catholics, the document owed by the ever~growing number says:, ' . pf HispaniclLatino Catholics." Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya of It opposes dioceses placing HisPueblo, Colo., chairman of the His- panic and o.ther ethnic ministries in panic affairs committee, noted de- ,one office under a coordinator. This .mographic predictions that Hispan- "(lilutes the identity and vision of ics may form the majority of U.S. Hispanic ministry 'and of other ethCatholics within a few decades. nic ministries," and can result in a BishopTafoya added that wo~en. reduction of resources and .limited already are deeply involved in access to the bishop, it s~ys. Church life, but the Church ~eeds :'HispaniclLatino theologians, t9 "reach out more" .and "draw on educators.and ecclesial ministers are that talent." . considered knowledgeable only in It encourages Spanish-language Hispanic ministry and are kept from training for seminarians and others .' positions ofleadership such as chanpreparing for Hispanic ministry and cellors, departmeritdirectors, school publication of, important Church principals, pastors and seminary recdocuments in Spanish. tors," says the document. The document says recent stildTraditional youth programs do ies suggest that Hispanics are leav- not reach Hispanic youths "because ing the Catholic Church at a rate of ofeconomic, linguistic, cultural, age as many as 500,000 yearly. and educational differences," it says. It says one reason is many His. Adding to the complexity of Hispanics feel unwelcome in the U.S. panic ministry are the differences Church, complain,ing of bureau- between newly aniving immigrants cratic procedures. "Excessive admin- , and U.S.-born Hispanics who speak istrative tasks and rules in Catholic English and are involved in U.S.

Sentinarian on May 25 of this year. Talking about his background as a teacher, the new transitional deacon told The Anchor that "he loved the oppOItunity to teach and be with young peaplel' He also recalled the time when he was beginning to think about a religious vocation.

RedMa'ss Referring to the papal letter "Faith and Reason," Glendon said . the two facets, when used together by Catholics in making contemporary moral decisions, are "the two wings of the eagle that help us soar to God." Homilist at the Mass was Holy Cross Father Mark T. Cregan, president of Stonehill College, who is also an attorney. "When I tell folks that there are over 900 priests, brothers and. sisters in the United States who are licensed attorneys and that V!e have our own 'bar association' of sorts, people are surprised," Father Cregan said.' , ' Father Cregan said that when he came to join the congregation he was promised he would never have to do parish work nor the ministry of higher education. "Given that God's plans are not our plans, I spent most of the last 20 years doing parish worK and 18 months ago I was elected the ninth president ofthe college," he quipped. He said his career illustrates "something central to our lives as Christians and maybe, even more so, in our professional lives. That is, that the Spirit of God is alive and well in our world and in each of our lives." Focusing on the Sunday read-. ings from Isaiah that center on a



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ken about in Isaiah." • Torphy, an attorney sinc~ I965,'recalled that just a few years after tha~ he, and. former Bishop Daniel A. Cronio,. now the archbishop ,of. the Archdioces~ of Hartford, Corin., 'met at'St. Vinc~nt de'Paul SoCiety functiens and became fast friends. . ' "Bishop' Cronin asked me to become the diocesan attorn~y, and over the years I became invotved with most legal aspects of the diocese," said Torphy.. "That involved, the chancery <,>ffiye, o~.ders of·religious Sisters and Brothers, the elderly and nursing homes,. Catholic . Sl?<fi~1 Serv'jces 'and' youth, to nal1}e a few: I~ involved offering advise and ~ppearing on beh<j.l( of the diocese.~'· , ." ';'i As to the knightship, Torp~y' said "it is a recognition for 'a Won- ., derful30-year association with the diocese and the wondetfiJl clergy' and people who run it so very well., . It is a prestigious' award and I'm pleased and grateful the diocese thought to honor me with itT . Atty. Joseph P. Harrington of


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FOURTH-, FIFTH- and six-graders'from o.ur Lady of Mount , Carmel School, New Bedford, visited theNew Bedford Whaling Museum and learned about the Portugu~se involvement if! the whaling industry. Above, sixth-graders Ant~ony DeAraujo, Kenny Paulino, Joshua Furno, Ricardo,Ag~iar and Nathaniel Alcaidinho look over the side of a mode,1 boat. Below Katelyn Marques inspects the contents of an authentic sea chest.



:Bishop Feeh~n football team captures Division 4 state title ATTLEBORO - The Bishop pionship, earning the honor in Feehan High School football te,am 1997, and athletic director Paul defeated the previously unbeaten O'Boy knows this year's team is, Pentucket High School football very special. team 24-0, December 2 to fap- " "I'm very proud ofthem,"路said ture the ~IAA Division 4 Super 路O'Boy. "This is a very talented Bowl Championship at Boston group of kids. They've had a great University's Nickerson Field. season." The Shamrocks' ended their O'Boy said that "great senior stellar season with a record of 11 leadership"'illakes the difference wins against no losses and a'pair on (l team and having an "exceloftks. It was the second time in lent coach" like, Jack Peavey is school history that the team has why the team has been success-路 'T~ taken home a Super Bowl Cham- ful.

The Pentucket team had not allowed a first half touchdown all season, but -went into halftime down 17-0 as Bishop Feehan dominated the game both offensively and defensively holding them to just 33 yards rushing over four quarters. The Shamrocks had 187 yards on the ground. .To get to the championship game the Shamrocks won a 1916 contest in overtime against Duxbury when kicker Joe Riley b90tedra 22~yard field:goal.

STUDENT~ IN paula Bedard's first-g'rade class at, St. John the Evangelist School, Attleboro, exhibit their love of the saints as they dress as saints at a recent Mass. St.udents recited a biography of their saint to theco'ngregation at St.Jo~n th~ Evangelist Church.

~ STUDENTS AT Holy Trinity' Regional School, West Harwich,recently elected'of- ' ficers for its student council. . From left are: Amy Menard, secretary; Marisa Egan, trea-. surer; Marcy Clark and Jaime Argyriadis, co-presidents and Micaela Carucci, vice president. '



FATHER ROBERT S. Kaszyriski meets with preschoolers following a recent prayer service at'St. Stanislaus School, Fall River. The entire school attended the gathering. . ,

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Coyle-Cassidy athletic fields to receive' facelift· TAUNTON - School admin- baseball fields, addition of a full istration officials from Coyle and soccer field, and the development Cassidy High School and the Dio- of the Hopewell Park River Walk cese of Fall River gathered with along the Mill River, which forms City'of Taunton and Massachu- one of the Park's boundaries. setts state of- ,..-. ",.,.... ----. In addition, the ficials re'fields at cently to ·t:v·,Hopewell b rea k Park will get ground on the $440,000 a new grad~ ing, loarning , Hopewell and sodding, . Park Im\and a fi'('lld provement ,irfigati'on Project. Losystem, will cated next to tie installed. the school, NewpermaHopewell nent and porPark is the "~ , table stands long-ti me i will be home to , erected, seatW a·r rio r ing nearly football and 600 fans. baseball. The current With the, baseball renovations, backstop Coyle and will be reCassidy will placed. also play its L....-_ _:loO-._.....J.l. The girls' and AN ARCHITECT'S rendering whole facilboys'sotcer games there of the proposed improvements to ity is slated Hopewell Park in Taunton, home to be lighted as well. "T his of several Coyle and Cassidy by a generous gift from project has High School athletic teams. the Taunton been a long time in coming," said Coyle and Municipal Lighting Plant, thus alCassidy Headmaster Dennis R. lowing night football, baseball Poyant. "We are extremely grate- and soccer games to be played at ful to all those in the city and state the facility. The Hopewell Park renovations government who worked so hard to see these plans come true. The were made possible by a State Urnew Hopewell Park will help ban Self-Help Program assistance strengthen our already first-rate grant of $250,000. The City of Taunton added an additional athletic programs." The project is for renovation $190,699 in matching funds. Among those attending the to existing facilities at Hopewell Park, the oldest recreational park groundbreaking ceremonies was in the city, to include the replace- George Milot, who will become ment of hazardous bleachers, re- the diocesan director of education design of the existing football and in January.


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national relationships that disregard the principles ofjustice Jesus taught. Silent night, holy night So how are we to celebrate that All is calm, all is bright silent and holy night? Perhaps one Round yon virgin mother way is to acknowledge the truth of and child. our current existence. We should Holy Infant, so tender not pretend that certain feelings do and mild, not exist within us this Christmas. Sleep in heavenly peace. Rather,.as thos,e very first ChristSleep in heavenly peace. mas individuals did, we can bring Silent night, holy night our whole selves, with all our feelShepherds quake ings, questions and uncertainty, to at the sight. the manger. Glories stream frOm We also can reflect on this truth: , heaven afar. f / r:' ~ The birth of God within humanity is the statement of human Heavenly hosts sing alleluia. .DI}" sanctity. God so valued who we are Christ the Savior is born. ~ , that he chose to be one of us Christ the Savior is born. with our problems,. fears, ~aSilent night, holy night 'Pl' treds and, yes, even WIth our hls.' " tory of violence toward each Son of God, love's other. Christmas reminds us that pure light each human being, no matter of Radiant beams from thy what background, bears the holy face· spiritual imprint of God's holiWith the dawn of ness. redeeming grace The current violence in our Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, world illustrates how far we have Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. strayed from this truth. ConseLyrics Joseph Mohr and quently, we who are today's folmusic by Franz X. Gruber. lowers of that child born in Copyright in the Bethlehem must become bolder popular domain. with our questions and more couSung by Stevie Nicks of forgiveness, respect for human rageous in standing up for what How should we celebrate Christ- dignity and nonviolence preached Jesus taught. No authority should mas this year? What does it mean by the one born so iong ago in go unquestioned when it diminishes to remember-the birth of the Prince Bethlehem. Historians note that one - de-sanctifies -'- human beings of Peace in a time of terror, fear of the easiest things for govern- . through policies and acts based in and worldwide uncertainty? ments to do is to rationalize why a violence. We must find new ways To answer, I ha~e chosen "Silent ' nation should go war. The path to act on the words ofJesus. He told Night" sung by pop music star Stevie . of Jesus, the way of peacemaking, us how blessed are the peacemakers Nicks on the new disc ''A Very Spe- frequently has been forgotten no in God's kingdom. He asked us to cial Christmas - Live From Wash- matter how Christian a country bless those who curse us and pray for those who would harm us. ington D.C." This album is the claims to be. Humanity has tried war and vioAll around us people are makfourth in a series raising funds at Christmas for Special Olympics. ing choices that contradict how lence for centuries. Clearly, it has No Christmas in my memory Jesus asked us to' live. They are ex- not worked. Christians offer an al,has challenged us as this one does. ecuting random acts of unspeakable ternative, the .words and life of "Silent Night" sings of the "heav- harm, building and using weapons Jesus. That's why celebrating enly peace" that the witnesses of of mass destruction, forming inter- Christmas this year is so important. Jesus' birth experienced. Yet this Christmas, few of us know this "heavenly peace." There is worldwide worry as we see the expansion of violence on our planet. We may wonder what has happen~d to the:"d~wn of redeeming gmGel' as we consider the events of the last four months. Recent occurrences are not separate from history. For centuries many have ignored the messages

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you pay to Jesus; what it means; your ex- ding? I taught high schooLTve seen it.) cuses for not giving him a higher priority God is with you every second.' As Advent progresses and Christmas ap- and for not praying more. Got it. Now answer a question. So what? proaches, you might, quite naturally, find A commo'n excuse, and one you may, Why does God's gracious presence with yourself thinking about religion more than ona particularly grumpy . . .. you somehow imply that you usually do. day, have used yourself, you.don't have to do any.. r~:ll Coming thing in response? This iSh', o?e of the few timbl~s is this: God's always with Imagine, for a moo f year w en rc IglOn IS a matter 0 f pu IC me. Do I really need to discussion (except in the public schools, take special time to pay me nt, that you're with of course). So it wouldn't be surprising if, attention to him? your family at dinner. while listening to the songs about Jesus and Well, you're right-. Age The meal is great, seeing the Nativity scenes on your neigh- God is with you coneveryone's there together bors front lawns, you're moved tq do a stantly and has been since chattering away until a little self-examination. .' the moment you were a darling itty-bitty moment comes' when, deep in your tuna tortilla surprise you notice that silence sudThis is pretty special stuff, yqu rpight embryo. . think. A whole culture is going nuts .over And God is with you right now. He's denly has descended. You raise your eyes. the birth of this baby. Maybe there's some- with you at school. He's with you on the You see everyone at the table, from thing to it after all.' . practice field. He's with you while you grandpa to the baby, staring at you. WaitYour thoughts might then turn to your scarf down .your nourishing breakfast of ing. For what? own spiritual life:.what kind of attention .... c<?l.a:a~?c<?rn chips. (You think I'm kid"Well?" dad asks. "What do you think?"


Of what? What do I think pf what? You can't help but wonder. For you see, while YOl.! were,certainly physically present in this room of very real, very lively, very loud people, somehow you hadn't heard aword anyone was saying. You were way too deep in meditation - about what, we won't ask, because we really don't want to know. But the fact is, your physical presence didn't guarantee - well, presence. . You were there, but you weren't there. You were. not listening, you were not relating to anyone and couldn't tell us what color grandpa's tie was if we offered you $1 million. (It was green with violet polkadots, by the way. Retro, but nice.) So sure, you're never alone. Godis with you all the time. The question is, though - are you with him?



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