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AND I SAID to the man who stood at the gate of the year: "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown." And he replied: ",Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way." So I went forth, and finding the hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And he led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone :East. -Minnie L. Haskins

a' gift of God entrusted to us' VATICAN CITY (NC) - Catholics should join "the first rank of those preparing 'peace," said Pope John Paul II in his message for the 1982 World Day of Peace, Jan. 1. The 5,500-word message comments on the theme chosen last fall by the pope for the annual observance: "Peace, a gift of God entrusted to us." "The church supports and encourages all serious efforts for peace," Pope John Paul said. "The church wishes her children to join, through their witness and their initiatives, the first rank of those preparing peace and causing it to reign." But the pope warned against "ideologies that hold up the prospect of a totally and permanently peaceful human society as l~asily attainable" and said that "these decep-

tive hopes lead straight to the false peace of totalitarian regimes'." "This is why Christians, even as they strive to resist and prevent every form of warfare, have no hesitation in recalling that, in the name of an elementary requirement of. justice, people have a right and even a duty to protect their existence and freedom by proportionate means against an unjust aggressor," he said. But "this right, which is very real in principle, only underlines the urgency for world society to equip itself with effective means of negotiation," he added. The message made no reference to specific nations or specific world situations, but said that "there are still serious threats to peace in the world." Turn to Page Two


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"Some of these threats take the form of divisions within various nations," the pope said. "Others stem from deep~rooted and acute tensions between opposing nations and blocs within the world community." The world is beset by "divisions between East and West, North and South, friend and enemy," Pope John said, and these divisions are based in large parton political reasons. "Unbridled nationalism fosters plans for domination, which leave other nations with the pitiless dilemma of having to make the choice: either accepting satellite status and dependence or adopting an attitude of competition and hostility," he said. The pope urged educational programs for peace, scientific and philosophical research on the issues of war and peace, cultural exchanges among nations, and the responsible use of the mass media to provide accurate information on world situations. In a message to political leaders, on whom "falls directly and principally" the task of building peace, Pope John Paul said: "Peace can develop only where the elemel)tary requirements of justice are safeguarded." \ He praised' the role of international organizations in helping "to show the world that war, bloodshed and tears are not the way to end tensions. . "They have provided, so to speak, experimental proof that even on the world level people are able to combine their efforts and seek peace together," he added. At a Vatican press conference Dec. 21, Father Jan Schotte, secretary of the Pontifical Justice and Peace Commission, said the pope's message was not specifically aimed at telling Poles what to do under martial law. Instead, the pope "just outlined general principles," he said. Father Schotte described the document as the third prong of a three-part personal peace initiative of Pope John Paul. The first part was the pope's letters to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev at the start of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, on nuclear disarmament in Europe, he said. The second was the recent presentation to world leaders of a study on the effects of nuclear war by members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The World Day of Peace observance was begun by Pope Paul VI on Jan. I, 1968. "The 11 messages of Paul VI and the four messages of John Paul II taken as a whole can ·be described as an authentic catechesis of peace," Father Schotte said. The World Day of Peace is Jan. I, "but its celebration cannot be limited to just one day," he added.



YOUNG PEOPLE at peace rally illustrate words of pope's peace message: "The church wishes her children to join ... the. first rank of those preparing peace and causing ~ ittoreign~ .. ~C Photo)

FOLLOWING HIS ANNUAL CUSrOM, Bishop Daniel A. Cronin celebrates the holidays with retired bishops and priests at Catholic Memorial Home and with seminarians gathered for dinner at S1. Vincent's Home, both in Fall River. (Sr. Gertrude Gaudette Photos)

Bishop I{elly to Louisville WASHINGTON {NC) - Pope ministrator of the archdiocese to the Order of Preachers and John Paul II named Bishop pending the naming of his suc- the spirit of its founder, St. Dominic," and commented: "To Thomas Kelly, general secretary cessor. of the National Conference of Archbishop. Kelly will leave the l:letachment of a dedicated Catholic Bishops and the U.S. the NCCB-USCC in mid-February religious he adds the special Catholic Conference (NCCB- to take POssE!ssion of the Louis- Domincan vision of scholarship harnessed to the pastoral needs USCC), to be archbishop of ville Archdiocese. of the church." Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 29. "Archbishop Kelly brings a reAs NCCB·USCC general sec- markable combination of attrib· In a brief statement Archbish~ retary for the past five years, utes and skills to his new assign- op Kelly emphasized his gratiArchbishop Kelly has been chief ment," said Archbishop John R. tude to "so many who have helpadministrative officer for the Roach of St. Paul-Minneapolis, ed me in my ministry" and atU.S. bishops' twin national con- president of the NCGB·USCe.· tributed "whatever small sucferences, speaking for the bish- "Among these are' pastoral cess has graced my term as genops on public issues and repre· warmth, administrative ability, eral secretary" to the NCCBsenting them in demlings with the intelligence and good humor, and USCC staff. Holy See. a deep love for the church and Thomas Cajetan Kelly was In those years he was called its people. born in Rochester, N.Y., on July on to address issues ranging -"A It h 0 ugh, professionally 14, 1931. He studied at Regis from U.S. foreign policy on La• speaking, his responsibilities High School in New York City, tin America, southern Africa and Ithaca High School in Ithaca, China to domestic issues of abor- have immersed him in issues and N.Y., and two years at Provistructures, he has performed his tion, illegal aliens, a full range dence College in Rhode Island of social welfare issues and a tasks with unfailing sensitivity before he joined the Dominicans variety of questions al!out and compassion for persons," Archbishop Roach added. "I in 1951. church-state relations. The 50-year-old archbishop, a know few men who have comFaith member of the Dominican order, bined the of administrator succeeds Archbishop Thomas J. and pastor so well and so grace"Faith is to believe what we McDonough, 70, who retired fully." do not see and the reward of He also noted the new arch- faith is to see what we believe." Sept. 29 as archbishop of Louisville and has been apostolic ad- bishop's "abiding commitment - St. Augustine

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A. nuclear war cannot be won VAATICAN CITY (NC- - A nuclear war cannot be won and "the only hope for humanity is prevention of any form of nuclear war," according to a papally-sponsored study which asks government and military leaders to undertake nuclear disarmament measures. The document urged 'that nuclear weapons must not be used at all and that their numbers should be progressively reduced in a balanced way." The report by a study group of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences was presented on behalf of Pope John Paul II to political leaders in the United St.ates, Soviet Union, Britain, France and the United Nations in midDecember and made pub!.ic at the Vatican Dec. 23. The 14 scientists from six countries said that the conse¡ quences of nuclear war "are not adequately appreciated" in the world today. "The conditions of life following a nuclear attack would be so severe that the only hope for humanity is prevention of any form of nuclear war," the report said. It said nuclear war would be "the last epidemic our civilization will know." "Recent talk about surviving or even winning a nudear war must reflect a failure to appreciate a medical reality: Any ilUclear war would inevitably cause death, disease and suffering of pamdemic proportions



and without the possibility of effective medical intervention," the scientists added. Citing a two-year-old study by "a responsible official agency," the report said that a 1 billion-ton bomb dropped on a city of 2 million people would cause 250,000 deaths and, 500,000 severe injuries and destroy property covering 180 square kilometers (72 square miles). If the city had 18,000 hospital beds available before the bombing, no more than 5,000 would be undamaged, thus accommodating one percent of the injured, the study predicted. "The hopelessness of the medical task is readily apparent if we consider what is required for the care of severely injured patients," the scientists said, describing the case of a 20-year-old man whose burn injuries were similar to those su'ffered by victims of the Hiroshima, Japan, atomic bombing.

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During 33 days of care at a Boston hospital specializing in burn cases, the efforts to cure the man included giving him 140 liters of plasma and 147 liters of red blood cells. He underwent six operations for skin grafts covering 85 percent of his body, but died on the 33rd day of his hospitalization. "Had 20 score (400) of such patients been presented at the same time to all Boston's hospitals the medical capabilities of Tum to Page Six

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for Bishop's Ball Thirty-four young ladies will be presented to Bishop Daniel A. Cronin at the 27th annual Bishop's Charity Ball on Friday, Jan. 15, at Lincoln Park Ballroom, North Dartmouth. "These presentees represent parishes from the five areas of the diocese," said Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director of the Ball. "Every year, one-third of the parishes participates in this impressive ceremony," he added. Mrs. James A. O'Brien, presentation committee chairperson, announced that presentees with their father or other rel~ltive will meet Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. Headed by Christine M. Jupin, a Nazareth Hall student from St. James parish, New Bedford, the 1982 presentees are: Attleboro Kerry HarI'lington, St. John the Evangelist parish, Attleboro; Carlene Frechette, St. Stephen's, Attleboro; Lynn Marie Billingkoff, St. Mary, Nprth Attleboro; Joyce Medeiros, Mount Carmel, Seekonk. Cape and Island.!

Leanne M. Songer, St. Margaret's, Buzzards Bay; Jennifer Joan Lopes, St. Patrick, Falmouth; Lisa Marie Stubbs, St. Joan of Are, Orleans. Maureen E. Perry, Our Lady of Lourdes. Wellfleet: Paulee


Anne-marie Mercier, St. Elizabeth, Edgartown; April Teed, St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset. Fall River Teresa Melvin, St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River; Nancy C. Stanton, Holy Name, Fall River; Denise Marie Pelletier, Notre Dame, Fall River. Jacqueline Dore, St. Anne, Fall River; Gail Pregana, St. Louis, Fall River; Elizabeth Ann Tavares, St. Michael, Fall River. Elizabeth Mary Nowicki, Santo Christo, Fall River; Nancy T. Janick, St. William, Fall River; Kim Jeanne Nicolan, St. Bernard's, Assonet. Jeanne Lachapelle, Our Lady of Grace, Westport; Terri-Ann Soares, Our Lady of Fatima, Swansea. Taunton Maryann Biedak, Holy Rosary; Taunton; Colleen Theresa 0' Gara, Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton; Kathleen Cronan, St. Mary. Taun,ton. Denise Claire Shephard, St. Paul, Taunton; Joan LaE.'elle, Immaculate Conception, North Easton. New Bedford Jennie Cabral, Our Lady of the Assumption, New Bedford; Mary Grace Montalto, St. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford; Usa Marie Sylvia, St. John the Baptist, New Bedford. Jeannine Jacques, St. Joseph, New Bedford; Irene Cesolini, St. Theresa, New Bedford; Barbara Anne Boutin, St. Mary, Fairhaven; Suzanne Brown, St. Rita, Marion. >

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The Year of the Assassin Even the most fleeting look at this past year makes one's blood run cold at realization of the hatred and violence that give rise to international assassinations. Reflect for a moment on the madness of men. Pope John Paul, President Reagan and Anwar Sadat are but a few who were targets of the assassin's bullet. Add the unknown victims of San Salvador, Northern Ireland, ' Italy and Angola. The hit list is endless. Look at the raging men and women of the IRA, the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof gang. They thrive on the blood and wounds of the unwary. Their existence testifies to the pain of our times. With the emergence of the Khadafys and Khomeinis of this world, assassination has become a 1980s way of life. This indeed IS a sad legacy. Yet because of instant communications, people seem to have become immunized against the horror of international political murder. With each new act of violence, tolerance of terror seems to increase. Bombarded by news broadcasts, special reports and commentaries, we seem to have developed a rationale that all but explains away the dread. As we become more and more caught up in the affairs .. , /~ of other nations, as with the current Polish situation, we i '• IY./ B " ' .•... .. ." should not forget that the real cancer of our social order Jtl. . lies in the determination and ruthlessness of a given fanatic at a given time. 'Behold, I make allt-hings new.' Apoc. 21:15 We tend to tell ourselves that all these terrorists and _assassins are insane and we excuse them as "nuts." This is far from the reality. The fanatic is a zealot; and today he has the means to carry out his purposes, even in St. Peter's Square. Fearing not for himself, self-hypnotized to achieve his Germany. Austria. Switzerland. in either a~thorized or. unauVAATICAN CITY (NC- end, he slips across national borders and is often harbored Most dioceses in the world have Great Britain and New Zealand thorized forms. the reasons why and sheltered by fellow members of the international fam- no authorized Masses celebrated were the chief countries facing it is used, and the views of the ily of anarchy. in Latin. and onl~' one in six problems with the Tridentine bishops on the matter. In dioceses reporting celebraThriving on political unrest and ideological differ- 'still gets requests for the Latin rite. In each of these countries ences, such assassins can hold a nation at bay by the sheer Mass. said a newly published more than 70 percent of the dio- tions of Mass in Latin according survey by the Vau,:an's Congre- ceses reporting had such Masses. to the new rite. the congregation gall of their threats and plots, as we see happening in Italy. gation for the Sacraments and The survey. done in 1980. said that in most cases "the use It seems that tiltle can be or is being done to control and Divine Worship. drew responsl~s from 1.750 bish- of Latin is neither frequent nor ' contain this tide of rabid rebellion. Nearly four out of five bishops ops. representing three-fourths widespread," Peace cannot be achieved while hordes of assassins who answered the survey said of the dioCE!SeS of the La,tin . It said some bishops reported providing regular Latin Masses roam at will. No public person, no nation is safe with them they have no problems with un- (Western) Rite in the church. authorized celebrations of the on the prowl. The officia I language of the in response to requests but dropthem because so few peoThe 1uxury of political speculation has little meaning Mass in Latin according to the Western church is still Latin, ping . now suppressed Tridentine Rite. and the use of Latin in the litur- ple attended. when the terrorist has achieved his goal. Special circumstances or the United States. where gy is still encouraged in some The human family should use every means at its dis- theInbishops events accounted for most Latin from 1!i3 of 162 dio- circumstances. posal to bring the reign of the assassin to a swift and fitting ceses responded. fi7 said there Masses. such as multilingual reBut only the revised rite of the gions. international gatherings, end. are no authorized Masses celewhich after the Second shrines which receive many forNations must stop playing games with one another be- brated in Latin; 8/ said author- Mass. Vatican Council replaced the cause of ideological labels. They must know by now, both ized Latin Masses are celebrated four-century-old Tridentine rite. eign visitors and historical ocsuch as centennial celein the East and the West, that no world leader is safe. All occasionally. and seven said they is allowed for public Masses. A casions bration. ..

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As we look with hope to the New Year, let us pray that the children of light may overcome the present darkness. This New Year brings the 25th anniversary of The Anchor. We enter it with fond remembrance of all who have supported us in the past and with appreciation of those who continue to uphold our efforts to further the teaching mission of our church.

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are celebrated with some frefew priests for reasons of age quency. Forty U.S. bishops reported or health have permission to use no unauthorized Tridentine Mass- the Tridentine rite for celebraes celebrated in their docese; 23 ting Mass in private. and the said individuals 01' unorganized bishops of England and Wales groups celebrate Tridentine have special permission to allow Masses; 65 said the Tridentine it for public celebrations in Mass was celebrated by organ- some situations. Of the 29 bishized groups whk:h were not ops from Great -Britain who anidentified with Archbishop Lefeb- swered the survey. only six were vre, and 23 said followers of the in favor of continuing the pracdissident archbishop were cele- tice. The congregation said that, ' brating Tridentine Masses in aside from the bishop who re'their dioceses. The congregation reported that quires use of the Tridentine rite one Bishop - whom it did not in his diocese and the six Britname - has ordered priests in ish bishops who want th~ir perhis diocese to celebrate Mass mission continued. only four in Latin. according to the Tri- bishops in the world indicated dentine rite. "In the bishop's that they favored a "limited. judgment. the missal promulga- conditioned concession of the ted by Paul VI is of Lutheran 'Tridentine Mass. not as an ideal. inspiration and celebration in but as a lesser evil. to avoid the language of the people is troubles in their diocese," dangerous." the congregation . The survey was taken to desaid. termine the extent to which The United States, France. Latin is used to celebrate Mass

The use of Gregorian Chant, once the chief form of liturgical' music in the Latin rite. has also largely disappeared. the congregation said. but noted that many bishops emphasized their interest in its preservation or revival. Requests for the Mass in Latin occur mainly in Europe and North America. the congregation reported. noting "that such reo quests come for the most part from elderly people or from persons of an uncommon' level of culture. From the young and ordinary people such requests are practically non-existent," Of the bishops who responded. 361 said Tridentine Masses were being celebrated in tl)eir dioceses - all unauthorized except for those in England and Wales. "In- the United States these groups have shot up in a strange way. even forming autonomous 'churches,''' said the request.

Pope and women "So the pope is ,going to get you women back into the kitchen where you belong, eh?" a friend smirked. "What are you going to say about that?" "I think it's great," I began, but before I had a chance to tell him why, he left for greener gossip, obviously disappointed at my reaction. He was referring to a publicized excerpt from John Paul II's recent encyclical, "On Human Work," that deals with a just family wage. The pope wrote that a just family wage is essential to Christian social policy as a support to family stability and stressed that women should not be forced to leave the home to work simply because of family economic need. He didn't say women shouldn't work outside the homE:. In fact, he wrote that women" • . • should be able to fulfill their tasks in accordance with their own nature,' without being discriminated against, or without being excluded from jobs for which they are capable." (He was obviously speakhlg about work outside the church.) These aren't bad words for women. Instead of telling women to be content with housework and children, which he could have done, he l;>oints up the option and that's aJI women want, really - the right not to have to work outside the' home

if they prefer to stay home or the right to work at a fair wage, not the "59 cent dollar" or other unfair wage differentials between women and men around the globe. I don't think it's fair that the editorialists and secular headline writers so deliberately misconstrue the pope's words to create another feminist/papal controversy. ~ year or so ago when John Paul II said a man should not lust after his wife, the media gleefully reported it as one more example of papal interference in the bedroom. Actually, the pope reiterated a favorite theme of feminists that a woman shouldn't be viewed solely as a sex object by husbands or other men in our society. A4mittedly, his choice of words was poor - aoesn't he have advisors to prevent this kind of thing? - but his mean· ing was gratifying. He was telling the world's husband's that their wives are mare than female bodies and that they should be treated with love and respect, not as vessels for relief of con· cupiscence. I believe that the reporters deliberately search papal words for grating phrases which, like squabbling siblings or professional gossips, they can he~dline to create a conflict which they can then "cover." According to a recent Gallup poll, the pope is the most admired world figure

Living at home Is there anything good to say about grown children living at home? After 31 years of raising children, I'm now finished with the dayin, day-out chores of it. But to hear people talk, a terrible thing may be in store. Some of my grown children may decide to move back home. Apparently the empty nest syndrome has been replaced by a new problem: the full-nest syndrome. Parents who yearned to be set free are now finding that their children aren't leaving. Or, if they leave, it's temporary. They return again for bed ii.nd bQard. Or so I'm hearing. Take this recent conversation: Friend: "I heard that your 18year-old joined the Army and now you have no one left at home. How do you :like being alone?" Me: "I really don't know yet. I've only been alone 1hree days so far. My daughter Mary just graduated and stayed with me until she- could get her apartment. Then Frank was home for a week. He likes to get away from the city. And Paul was , with me last weekend." Friend: "Oh, you poor thing. They like home too much. Just wait and see. You'll have them moving back in with ~'ou." Me, doing rapid calculations: "Considering that four of them pay a total of $1,500 a month

for one-room city apartments, maybe that wouldn't be a bad idea. Too bad I live 60 miles away." Friend: "You've got to be kidding. There's nothing worse than grown children living at home." Me: "Why?" Friend: (astonished silence). I've had other, similar conversations, and they leave me baffled. All I can conclude is that the perceptions people have about family life must lie somewhere between horrible and godawful. I can't see what the fuss is about. My daughter Mary, 27, was a delight to have around. She shared the cleaning and cooking. She entertained me at the piano. We had great talks and walks. True, she borrowed my car a few times, but she picked me up at work. I missed her when she left. I read one article by a 22-yearold college graduate, single and living at home. Her friends can't understand how she could give up her freedom. They ask how she can stand living with her parents. She writes, "Maybe that's the trouble ... I like my parents." Coming from an Italian background, all this hullabaloo about the disaster of grown children living at home is alien to me. In my culture, children stayed home until they got married. Young children got to know their older brothers and sisters, their aunts, uncles and cousins - and not

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among Americans. Because of his popularity, little can be charged against him to create news, so a constant harping on his words regarding women gets the controversy going again. His words on women and family were a very minor part of "On Human Work." They weren't nearly as fundamental or visionary as some of his thoughts on the meaning of work and its effect on peoples, but who heard about those? How many headline hunters and editorial pinpickers wrote about unionization, capitalism, and other areas covered in his encyclical? Precious few. Even the Catholic press tended to print the encyclical itself in tiny type and do a prominent story on the place of women and work. I don't agree with all of the pope's words and· attitudes toward women but I believe ,he deserves to be quoted and interpreted fairly. And when he .speaks out decisively and courageously on behalf of women as he has on these two occasions, he deserves commendation and thanks, not cartoons and ridicule.


just as distant people seen occasionally. We didn't have to discuss or define family. We lived it. When was it decreed that older children living at home had become something of an evil? And who had the authority to decree this? Who did the research and concluded that parents make lousy housemates or that grown children come back to take advantage of mom and pop? The young woman I mentioned earlier is Laura Flynn, whose article appeared in Newsday and expressed a mature viewpoint worth repeating. She said: "It is not the individual who lives at home who should be ashamed, but the society which criticizes . . . This 'full nest' does have a silver lining - the opportunity for family to strengthen the bonds between its members; the chance for the individual in transition to discover that one doesn't have to discard childhood to enter adulthood." THE ANCHOR (USPS·54S-Q20). Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 Highland Avenue, Fall River Mass. 02722 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscrilrtion price by mail, postpaid $6.00 per year. Po.tmasters send address changes to The Anchor, P.O. Box 7, Fall River, MA 02722.

for Mom and Pop The only thing I can think after reading the new government study about nuclear shelter protocol is that somehow the authors got hold of my Aunt Kate. The two doctors, Kathy Gant and Conrad Chester, who were commissioned by the Energy Department to write "Minimizing Excess Radiogenic Cancer Deaths After a Nuclear Attack," recommend that older people be sent out into the rubble to forage for food and water. Kate will be 88 on Christmas Day, but you wouldn't have to ask her, she'd be at the shelter door the minute the "all clear" sounded. She was brought up in the pre-liberation era, and demonstrates fully what someone said about Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross, "the old maid's mania to be useful." She has to be restrained from taking breakfast in bed to people half her age.' If applied to for a loan, she will offer to deliver the money in person or send it by the next post. When my brother accumulated enough traffic tickets to, indicate the possibility of a court summons, Kate instantly asked if she could go in his place. My nephew remarked that if there were any sentence involved, Aunt Kate would be glad to serve it - and doubtless turn out the best license plates the, state of Massa. chusetts ever issued. There's no doubt about it: if the doctors had her in mind, they were on the right track. But among our sen~or citizens there may be those who would be extremely irascible about being strapped into their walkers and sent forth into the ashes with a shopping list of uncontaminated items, particularly since the survival of their favorite supermarkets would not be guaranteed. ~ They have not yet learned to think of themselves in the authors' chilling terms as being "those who have less to lose in terms of total life expectancy." As a matter of fact, Maggie Kuhn, the founder of the Gray Panthers, one of the groups that felt somewhat abused at the White House Conference on Aging, said she found the study "shocking." But obviously the doctors, who work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where they think the unthinkable every day, mean well. And if you look at it from a positive standpoint, the study could produce the most wholesome effect. It could bring about more family reunifications than the Helsinki Accords: Can you not imagine the number and fervor of telephone calls that will be made to nursing


homes and rest homes around the country now that it turns out that Mom and Pop have not really completed their life's work after all? What sociologists call "the nuclear family" could literally be that. Here are some sample conversations that could be inspired by the report: "Dad, Phyllis and I were sitting here, thinking ,about you, saying how much we miss you. Certainly I'm not drunk. We were thinking maybe Shadyside is not right for you. Yes, I remember you said so yourself at the time. They let you smoke in the living room? That's won· derful, Dad. But Phyllis says you won't need to go down to the cellar with your pipe anymore. We want you to come back home. We're going to fix you up your own place right inside the shelter. And we've got a really good map of the city for you. No, Dad, you're not going to have a paper route. Haven't you heard about the Russians? We have to plan. Dad? Dad? Dad?" Naturally, a certain amount of care in recruiting couriers for the holocaust will have to be exercised. For instance: "Mother, it's so wonderful to hear your voice. Yes, I know, I haven't called you in a while. Well, I don't think you can say three years is an eternity. I thought of sending you a' Mother's Day card, but 1 couldn't reo member the new postage rate. But let's talk about you. Mother, how is your arthritis? Worse? Well, what about aspirin? Doesn't help, eh? You don't get out much? Well, ~ctually, that's what I was calling about. Wait a minute, you don't leave your room? Some days you don't get out of bed? Oh, gee, Ma, what a shame. Well; I'll be in touch. By the way, do you ever hear from Cousin Lydia? What is she now, about 76 or so? Whaddya mean, I haven't seen her for 40 years. I have a lot of family feeling. You never understood that about me. I'm not going to let you spend my money saying things like that about me. Goodbye, Mother." We can also see how the Golden Age Clubs will reorient their recreation programs to more meaningful goals. A little less bingo. A little more weightlifting and perhaps a little karate - so when they close with their contemp<1raries over a jug of water or a package of Twinkies, they will be a credit to their shelters. Doubtless Health Physics, the curiously titled magazine in which this report appeared, will issue other suggestions and instructions from time to time as we learn to take a more practical outlook on nuclear warfare.


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The Parish Renewal Weekend grew out of a study of Pope Paul VI's call to evangelization. It is a parish-based and oriented conversion experience,not aiming to form a new group or movement, but rather to work with 1:!xisting programs. There is thus a connection with the previous diocesan evangelization program, We Care/We Share. The weekend program is a call to a renewed participation among the people of God, our church. There is emphasis on and an experience of reconciliation, continued in the parish followup to the weekend. . The program to be attended by the Bishop and prie~ts is designed to prepare the priests to con" duct the renewal weekend. It begins, howevet:, by focusing on the need for renewal in their own lives, then shifts to discu'ssion of how to plan, organize and execute the program within the parish. Priests who have attended the renewal program in other dioceses requested the diocesan session and have assisted in its coordination. Rev. Marcel H. Bouchard, director of continuing education for the clergy, has arranged practical details. He reports that 24 priests of the diocese and 10 from outside the diocese, from as far away as Michigan and Louisiana, will participate in next week's program.

Bishop heads 34 priests at program Next Monday through Friday, 34 priests will join' with Bishop Daniel A. Cronin to participate in the Parish Renewal Training Week for Priests at La Salette Christian Life Center, Attleboro. The program director will be Father Charles (Chuck) Gallagher, S.J., its originator, and the director of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Resource Community.


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munity to offer a meaningful response," it _!!aid. "If we remain silent, we betraying ourselves and our civilization." A Vatican statement distributed with the report said that the papal delegations were received in Washington Dec. 14, in Moscow and at the United Nations Dec. 15, in Paris Dec. 16 and in London Dec. 18. Among world leaders receiving the delegations were President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev. All world. leaders visited agreed on the necessity for di-. rect action to sensitize human consciences on the issue, the Vatican said.

Pope plans Africa trip VATICAN CITY NC) - The Vatican has confirmed that Pope John Paul II will visit the African country of Nigeria in Feb· ruary 1982 and will also make a brief stop in Gabon. The trip is expected to last six or seven days. In May 1980 the pope visited six African nations - Zaire, Congo, Kenya, Ghana, Upp:-r Volta and Ivory Coast - during an ll-day tour. Ret~rning to Rome from the tour, he said. he considered it his "duty as a pastor of the church" to return to visit other African nations. "Although only one African in eight is today a Catholic, they are deeply sensitive to the sacred dimension," Pope John Paul said at that time. "They are convinced of God's existence and his power over creation, and they are open to what is beyond this world and death."

ATLANTA (NC- - The majnr Christian denominations in th ~ United States have agreed to sponsor a joint exhibit at the 1982 World's Fair opening next May 1 in Knoxville, Tenn. The chief designer of the $700,000 exhibit is Theodore Baehr, president of the Episcopal Radio and Television Foundation, based in Atlanta. More than a dozen Christian' denominations, including the Catholic _ Churcb, are assisting in. bearing the expense. "The title of the 1982 fair is 'Energy Turns the World,''' Baehr said in an interview with the Georgia Bulletin, newspaper of the Atlanta archdiocese, "Since God is the ultimate source of energy and we arc stewards of that energy, our exhibit should display his pow~r at work in the world. We want it to be a beautiful, moving ex· perience of the Gospel message and of the ministry of Jesus in our world," The Christian exhibit is to be titled "The Power" and will emphasize God's power at work in all creation. The beauty of nature, the fall from goodness, the search for rebirth, the ministry of Jesus and the continuing ministry of the churches in his name will be graphically displayed, Baehr said. After the decision was made in Knoxville to host the World's Fair, the city called in Baehr as a consultant. Baehr, a deacon in the Episcopal Church, has had more than 10 years experience as a producer of shows, movies and commercials. "The churches had a still exhibit in mind for the 1982 fair," Baehr said. "It would be pictures on the wall and some movies nothing too dynamic. But we persuaded them to create an experience of Christianity that will appeal to families in a most memorable way. They got excited about the idea." "We are all excited that we have this ecumenical challenge," Baehr said. "We want it to be an exciting expression of the body of Christ, a living experience of the Christian Church," More than 11 million people are, expected to visit the World's Fair between May 1 and Oct. 29.

Day of Fast Diocesan charismatics are praying and fasting for Poland today. They are being joined by members of St. Stanislaus Church, Fall River, who are also fasting in preparation for parish observance of 1982 as the Year of Our Lady of Czestochowa, pa. troness of Poland• All members of the diocese are invited to participate in the penitential offering.

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-At last UNITED NATIONS (NC) After 19 years of debate the United Nations has approved a religious freedom declaration that asks nations to guarantee through laws the freedom to worship. The "Declaration on the Elimination of All FOl:lns of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief' was formally approved in November by the U.N. General Assembly after revisions were made in the assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committ4~e to meet Soviet objections that atheism needs the same guarantees against discrimination as religious belief.






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Dear Editor: In the 50s and 60s there was the so-called "baby boom." Our cities and towns immediately began to build elementary and junior high schools t'J accommodate the increasing numbers of students. To our chagrin, we are now closing schoo,ls only 5 or 10 years old, be<:ause the "baby boom" has moved out of our elementary and junior high schools. It is interesting to note that in 1981 there has been a 25 to 50 percent decrease in crimes under the age of 17 but a llignificant rise in the crime rate ~lmong 1820 year-old males. We are reacting to this increase as we reacted :to the increased school enrollm"mt - we are planning to build more prisons! But there is a better way. Our resources should be spent to help 17, 18, 19 year-olds now getting into trouble te, come to a responsible love of God, neighbor, themselves and their country. This will save us pain and money and will better citizens and leaders in the future. Rev. Joseph P. M4:Dermott Catholic Chaplain Norfolk State Prison

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SAYING ACTIONS speak louder than words, Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy of Miami has urged that all Haitian refugees detained in the United Need money States be released. for a new Something? In a telegram to President NBIS likes to say 'yes' Ronald Reagan, the archbishop recalled the "cruel ~uppression of human rights" in Poland and said, "Your release of these HaiNewBeOfOrd tian detainees who have r.stItutIon fa' 5avilgs come to these shores seekR convenient ollu'" ing freedom, liberty and justice will speak louder than any words." The Haitians are being held in camps in Miami and Puerto Rico while the government decides whether they should be deported back to Haiti or allowed to remain in the United States. _

New prefect VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope John Paul II has named Cardin· al Joseph Ratzinger of Munich and Freising, West Germany, to succeed retiring Cardinal Franjo Seper as prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The 54-year-old Car· dinal Ratzinger, an internationall respected theologian, takes over the Vatican department formerly known as the Holy Off· ice, which Cardinal Seper has headed since 1968.

January 1 Rev. Jose Valerio, 1955, Pastor, St. Elizabeth, Fall River Rev. Antonio M. Fortuna, 1956, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, New Bedford Rev. Francis R. Connerton, SS.STD., 1968, St. John's Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan Rev. Leo T. Sullivan, 1975, Pastor, Holy Name, New Bedford January 4 Rev. Eugene L. Dion, 1961, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Fall River January 6 Rev. James F. Roach, 1906, Founder, Immaculate Conception. Taunton January 7 Rev. Alfred R. Forni, 1910, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, New Bedford


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He is not as famous as his one-time student and laboratory assistant Knute Rockne, but Holy Cross Father Julius A. Nieuwland, a chemist and botanist, was responsible for the research breakthrough that :ed to neoprene. Neoprene, manufactured by E.I. nuPont de N,~mours and Company, is a general-purpose synthetic rubber that is used for products ranging from waterfaucet washers to' ga soline-pump hoses and underground cable covers, from adhesive strips on disposable diapers to shock-absorbing earthquake pads on

building foundations. According to a DuPont spokesman the neoprene used 45 years ago to waterproof the Lincoln . Tunnel between New York and New Jersey. is still holding up. Belgian-born Father Nieuwland, who immigrated to the United States as a child, graduated from Notre Dame in 1899, was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1903, and received a doctorate in chemistry the following year from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. During his years as teacher and researcher at Notre Dame, one of his students was Knute Rockne, who was planning a career as a chemist. After Rockne graduated in 1914 he joined the university's staff as part-time football coach and part-time chemistry ,instructor. It was against Father Nieuwlahd's wishes that he gave up chemistry in 1918 to become head coach and leader of Notre Dame's golden era of football. After years of research in organic chemistry, Father Nieuw-

land made a breakthrough in the first general purpose synthetic rubber, which was made public Nov. 2, 1931, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Akron, Ohio. Out of his research DuPont developed neoprene, which '50 years later is still one of its major products, generating annual sales of $400 million. Father Nieuwland reportedly .¢fered DuPont his research for the price of his annual subscriptions to scientific journals, but the university eventually received some $2 million in royalties from the company. The priest, who was a distinguished botanist as well as a chemist, was founder and for 25 years editor of The American Midland Naturalist. He was dean of Notre Dame's College of Science from 1920 to 1923. The principal building of the college and an annual lecture series bear his name. He died suddenly in 1936 during a visit to Catholic University and is buried at the Holy Cross cemetery at Notre Dame.

Church needs black leadershi}J DETROIT (NC) -- "Racism basically seems to ')e that the church is hot willing or interested . . . to put time, money and personnel into the black apostolate," said Father Clarence Waldon, director of the Office of Evangelization in Irdianapolis. He spoke at a national workshop on Racism and the Church held in Detroit's Sacred Heart Seminary, and attended by nearly 250 clergymen, :-elious and laypersons from across the country. Many people supported blacks during the civil rights movement in the I960s, said Father James Robinson of Detroit. But they did not continue the difficult task of ending di:,crimination against blacks in th€ church. "Perhaps they thought we had

licked the problem," he said in his opening address. ,Despite U.S. bishops' statements on racism, the problem will persist until the church sees the need to evangelize the black community, he said. ,

Though the church has moved from blatant discrimination against blacks, racism exists in subtle ways, said Father Walden. "Often it is :~ot prestigious to be in a black parish. Black parishes are often smaller and poorer-not. parishl~s priests would aspire to. Rather they feel that if they do·a fairly good job, they'll be assigned to a better parish." "The church is comfortable. where it is, being run by an Irish hierarchy which did a tremendous job for immigrants." But it

needs to give blacks the same "opportunities that brought the immigrants out of the ghettos,"' he said. Richard Dunbar of the Depart- . ment of Black Catholic Concerns for the Diocese Of Toledo, said the diocese can support blacks through the creation of a black caucus. "Because there are so few of us in the Catholic system, we need all the support we can get," he said. There is no viable black leadership because blacks cannot get jobs in the church, he noted. "Unless we provide role models for blacks, racism will remain, he said. "There is a bi~ difference between an open door policy and an open door."

Turn o:拢f TV violence, urges bishop STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (NC) - Bishop Albert H. Ottenweller _ of Steubenville has urged Catholics "to take a stand against violence whereever it occurs" "Turn off violence on TV," the bishop said in an article in the SteubenviHe Register, his djocesan newspaper. "Don't let it enter the sacredness of your home. Avoid movies that offend against the sacredness of sexuality and the person. "Lay men and women have a 'word to speak,'" Bishop Ottenweller said. "Let it be for peace and humanity." The bishop said he was hearing a message from the world that upsets him. He recalled the attempts on the lives of Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan, the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

and the recent killing of a threeyear-old Ohio girl by her father. "Jesus teaches us that life is precious, that we are made in the image of God, that humans are head and shoulders above all other creatures," the bishop said. He continued: "The world impacts on us. For example the value of arms that our country has exported to the Third World has increased 450 percent in the last 10 years. The value of the arms we export and the economic aid to developing countries is about the same, $20 billion. Even small children in the Middle East carry rifles and submachine guns. It's like the world is a vast armed camp. "We cannot be seeing all the armaments and experiencing vio-

confessions People confess their sins, "but had forgiven him, that he could it is their goodness, their faith, leave the past behind and make their love, which I remember," _ a new beginning. Many psycholowrites Father Joseph A. Mil.sch. gists have written of this need In St. Anthony Messenger we have to share our sins and Magazine, Father Miksch, pas- our guilt with another person tor of St. Stanislaus parish, Dun- before we can leave them becan, Neb., describes the "extra- hind." ordinary privilege" of administer'Because some penitents are ing the Sacrament of Penance overwhelmed by feelings of guilt and Reconciliation. and remorse, they may hesitate The priest says he has been to approach a priest for absoluamazed time and time again by tion. "I suppose the greatest reathe transformations which oc- son why so many people are apcurr in those receiving this sac- prehensive about receiving the' rament. Sometimes in the course sacrament of penance is that of a few minutes I a they feel ashamed and embarchange that a psychiatrist or rassed," Father Miksch observes. psychologist works for years to He says they seem to be asking see," he claims. "I'm absolutely themselves, "What will Father convinced that Jesus knew our think of me?" psychological needs much better His response is that he finds than we ourselves do' when he it impossible to feel anything gave the Church this sacrament." but compassion and love for As a minister of the sacrament of penance, Father Miksch has these people. "After all, I too am seen people long burdened with a sinner and have been in simisins and guilt find peace. He be- lar situations. As the author of lieves the Lord had already for- the Letter to the Hebrews says: given these people on the 'He (the priest) is able to deal strength of their remorse alone, patiently with erring sinners, for but he also sees the inestimable he himself is beset by weakness!' value of the sacrament for them. (5:2)." . Writing about one such peniIn his 14 years as a priest, tent, Father Miksch obse:rved, Father Miksch has come to see "He needed to be assured by me, the sacrament of penance as an another human being, that God opportunity to witness the deep

lence without losing a lot of sensitivity to the moral evil of killing," Bishop O~tenweller said. "The sacredness of human life does not mean that much to us. It is not just something in Egypt, Iran or Afghanistan. That insensitivity can give us ourselves permission to do violence." The bishop recalled hearing a psychiatrist recently deplore the introduction by Home Box Office of hard-core pornography and violence into the living rooms of America. "He said America will pay the price in the quality of its life," Bishop Ottenweller said.

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privilege faith of people striving to pattern their lives after Jesus. "They come to me seeking spiritual direction and guidance, but often I feel that I should be the one seeking spiritual guidance from them," he says. "They have already attained that degree of sanctity toward which I am striving. The sincere manner in which they confess their sins . . . often brings tears to my eyes. "For me, it is no chore to he asserts. hear confessions, Although he enjoys such adventurous hobbies as mountain climbing and piloting an airplane, he says the most thrilling moments of his life have occurred in his service as a minister of the rite of penance. "In my priestly ministry I have had many joys, but none can begin to compare with the joy I feel when I share the Lord's forgiveness and peace with i' penitent who has not known that peace for a long time," he writes. "I can truly appreciate the truth of the words of Jesus when he says: 'I tell you, there will likewise be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over 99 righteous people who have no need to repent! (Luke 15:7)."

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Bob FLINT, Mich. (NC- never considered himself in alco: "A TRUSTED NAME IN CONSTRUCTION" • holic. But others did. • SINCE 1933 : And finally six years ago, dur: (617) 673-2051 : ing a retreat, he reluctantly admitted the truth: that he had a ~•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••! drinking problem which was destroying his life. "That was the turning point for me," said Jesuit Father Bob Rosenfelder. "After all, priests aren't supposed to be alcoINC. holics." Today Father Rosenfelder relies on his experiences in battling the bottle in his work on the staff of Insight at Colombiere, a 28-day residential alcoholic treatment program located near Clarkston, Mich. Insight was started in 1965 by Bill Keaton, executive direc. tor, to programs on 363 SECOND ST. FALL RIVER, MASS. education, rehabilitation, control ••••, ••••••' ••" •••••••••••••• , •••••••, ,.#••••••• and prevention of-alcoholism in the greater Flint area. In cooperation with Flint's Hurley Medical Center, Insight worked _ with General Motors Co. supervisors who were concerned about employees' 'drinking problems. In 1978, after the closing of Colombiere College, a Jesuit seminary, Insight opened a 27Thomas Pasternak Reg. Ph. bed residential alcoholism treatCONSULTING PHARMACIST ment center on the wooded, 400FOR NURSING HOMES acre campus. The program has AND OTHER since been expanded to 52 beds, RESIDENT CARE FACILITIES with facilities on two floors. According to Owen McKenzie, program director, about 1,200 men and women yearly go 202 ROCK STREET - FALL RIVER through Insight. "About 85 percent are men, 80 percent white 679-1300 and 75 percent blue collar," he said. - ALSO Clients are referred to Insight 1224 Pleasant Street, Cor. Harrison Street by family members, courts, doctors or employers. Upon admissFall River, Mass. ion they undergo medical, psy676-8939 chological and needs assessment to individualize their treatment. NOS FALAMOS PORTUGUES The program includes group and individual counseling•


countered that he is grown up, she said that there are still ways to force him to do what is right. What do' you think? (Illinois) You handled your son very appropriately, and I trust he will grow into an independent and responsible adult. 'Both you and your mother are agreed that hitchhiking is dangerous. The difference lies in how you proposed to respond to your son's intention: . If protection from danger were the only task of parenting, we would protect our children indefinitely. But in order to grow, children must have an increasing amount of freedom, appropriate to their age. Almost from birth, parenting involves letting go. Letting go involves risk, hence the need for parental judgment. You have been making judgments all along. Remember the first time you let your son cross the street alone, ride his twowheel bike, spend his money in his own way, go to the movies alone, use dad's power tools, .drive the car? When a child reaches 18, the parental role changes, our so-

spouse-therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and organized recreation. "We want them to get used to going to activities again without having to drink," said the Rev. Dan Fenton, a Methodist minister and therapist. Father Rosenfelder is a chaplain at Insight. As a non-denominational agency, ,Insight does not require clients to meet with Father Rosenfelder. Yet the strong spiritual undertones in AA's 12 steps toward recovery bring many to his room, he said. Alcoholics Anonymous acknowledges a greater power than an individual which can help people reach sobriety. "Part of my life now is being part of their lives by assisting in their recovery," said Father Rosenfelder, who is also a chaplain at Guest House, a Lake Ori· on, Mich., facility for alcoholic priests and brothers. "My apostolate is totally immersed in alcoholism," he said. "My job is to listen, not to judge. Alfter all, I know 1'11'1 one

drink away from who knows what, and I tell the clients who I was." He said he emphasizes a deepening of one's spiritual life, rather than organized religion. "since religion can really turn people off at this point." "I don't want my religion to stand as a barrier to the client," he added, citiNg as well "the spirituality of the AA program has made me a better priest. Father Rosenfelder thinks that one of the ways he can help clients is by lightening the burden of guilt alcoholics often carry. "I tell them, 'let me lend you my God, who is loving and merciful. If people come to him, Our Lord never turns them away. After all, they wouldn't feel guilty if they weren't good people." "My contribution is merely a part of their therapy, to engage the spiritual," he said. "They have to change themselves. It's their decision."

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WASHINGTON _ NC) Georgetown University Hospital volunteers have taken Blessed Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in another man's place, as their patron. Now they hope to have him named the patron of all volunteers. Lucretia Beach, director of volunteer services, said the: ladies' Board of Georgetown University Hospital in Washington unanimously ~ose Blessed Kolbe as their patron last September. Now the ladies are spreading the word, asking other volunteer organizations to take the :;>riest as their patron and hoping that the Vatican wiIl eventually name him patron saint of volunteers. Father Kolbe was martyred at Auschwitz, a World War II Nazi concentration camp in southern Poland. When 10 prisoners were picked at random to die in reprisal for an escape, one of the them, Francis Gajowniczek, murmured, "I'm sorry only to leave my wife and children." Father Kolbe stepped forward and volunteered to take his place. The Nazi officer consented and Father Kolbe joined the men condemned to die of starv'!ltion. He was the last prisoner to die, killed by an injection of ca:,bolic acid. The priest was beatified Oct. 17, 1971, after 24 years of investigation into his life. Born Raymond Kolbe in 1894 he took the name Maximilian when he entered the· Franciscan order. He published a monthly magazine, "Knight of the Immaculate," and founded a monastery near Warsaw, Poland. Twice arrested for opposing the Nazi regime, the second. time

he was sent to Auschwitz. Gajowniczek and his wife were present for Father Kolbe's beatification ceremony in Rome, the sixth of the seven steps toward canonization. . "What better saint than one who gave his life?" Mrs. Beach asked, explaining why she is working for his cause. A Presbyterian, she pointed out that many Catholic saints, such as St. Christopher and St. Francis of Assisi have universal appeal. "Each decade presents new categories for saints to watch over," Mrs. Beach said, and "the incentive of a volunteer patron saint selected by the Holy See would inspire, promote and further the best attributes in all volunteers seeking to help their fellow man." Franciscan minister provincial of St. Anthony of Padua Province, Father Marion M. Tolczyk, commended the Georgetown ladies Board for its action, saying Kolbe "is an ultimate witness of God-inspired altruism." A patron for volunteers is especially important now, Mrs. Beach said, in light of the growing need for volunteer services in today's tight economy. Volunteers bring "an extra dimension of caring, a freshness, a spontaneity," she said, calling them the "backbone" of many essential services. Fifty million Americans are volunteers in more than 100,000 U.S. programs, she said.




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"IT TAKES MORE COURAGE for a young man to enter the priesthood today than it did a generation ago," claims Father Gerry Charbonneau of the Missionaries of Africa. "Becoming a priest years ago was a big deal, but not any longer, so a young man has to buck the prevailing trend of indifference and that always takes courage," he said. "Many young persons today tend to reject the institutionalized church. They say they can pray in their lown way. Perhaps the church has granted too much freedom in external practices of the faith." In some cases this has resulted in a personal, deep commitment to the faith, he said. "But in so many persons the faith has become weaker because it is not being nourished by practice, prayer and good deeds. And how many persons are strong enough to live their faith unless they are supported and guided by their mothers and fathers, by priests, sisters and lay leaders?" Another obstacle to a religious vocation, he said, is tpe affluence in the United States. "If you tell a high school student about missionary life and its hardships and try to interest him in it when he has a car, camping gear, an expensive stereo, and enough spending money, his response will be, 'No way!'" Is it possible then to rekindle interest in vocations? "If kids forget about God and don't pray, there is little hope," he said. "We must institute a spirit of prayer, form a nucleus of young people interested in higher values, and encourage them to make retreats. "It will take generations of hard work, prayer and good example by parents to change the indifferent attitude of young people toward spiritual values."

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Jesus, thefir~t fruits By Father John J. Castelot If the people of Corinth acthe fact of Jesus' resurrection, they cannot logically say there is no s'uch thing as the resurrection of the body. Thus St. Paul argued in Chapter 15 of First Corinthians. ,There is a point, however, beyond which logic cannot take us. Faith must step in to complete the picture, and faith rests not on logic but on divine revelation. Accordingly, Paul moves the discussion to this higher level. The resurrection of Jesus is not an isolated fact, but one which has profound ~lnd wonderful implications for all humanity. ~ept





Compassion tells others that we truly care about them.

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Compassion mInIstry By Lenore Kelly Five years ago, recovering alcoholic Don Ludwig approached compassion ministers at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Palatine, Ill., to suggest a ministry to alcoholics and their families. Ludwig recalls it took a year to convince workers of such a need. But when he conducted an information night on alcoholism and 100 people showed up, the parish finally got the message. An outreach program was inaugurated in 1979 with three seminars on alcoholism. Today about 10 people are crisis care ministers in the program. On call 24 hours a day, the ministers often talk to a family first, perhaps for several weeks, before talking to the problem drinker. "Alcoholism is a family disease," said Mrs. Geri McKeown, a ministry founder. She said the ministers are trained to direct people and families to the proper place, perhaps to a detoxification center or into professional counseling. The founders of compassion ministry at St. Thomas Parish, Geri and Ed McKeown have faced many crises in their lives, including the death of two infants shortly after birth almost 20 years ago. Today their personal suffering has led to comfort for many of the 2,300 St. Thomas families. Through the MoKeowns' initiative, 250 parishioners serve in the compassion ministry, helping people through critical moments such as sickness, death, alcoholism or divorce. Mrs. McKeown considers compassion ministry an extension of the parish priests' work. Typically a person will contact the rectory for help. Compassion ministers then follow up the priest's initial contact. Home assistance provided includes transportation, baby-sitting or taking

care of household chores for sick persons. Sometimes people call compassion ministers directly, possibly responding to an advertisement regularly carried in thE1 parish bulletin. Ministers serve on committees including hospital assistance, shut-in care, death assistance and crisis care. A compassion minister specializes in a single area. Communication skills training and days of recollection are held several times a year for all ministers. Some groups meet more often for mutual support and education. Father Carl Szukala, the program's spiritual director, thinks the program is great "because people can get help quickly. _ "Our parishioners are not lust doing a job," he says, "they are ministering to one another." After seven years of rapid growth, Mrs. McKeown and Ludwig are considering restructuring compassion ministry because the program is too big to function as effectively as possible. "We've come a long way," says Mrs. McKeown, "and the future for compassion ministry looks as exciting as the day it began."

For children

He was raised as the "first fruits of those who have fallen asleep." In the Old Testament ritual thE! first fruits of the harvest were offered to God every year, symbolizing the offering of the whole harvest. Jesus shared our human nature, thus when he was raised, we were raised. Paul recalls that it was through Adam, who represented all humanity, that death became part of our history. Similarly, "through a man," through Jesus, the restoration of humanity to eventual imortality became not a wild hope but a distinct historical possibility. Since 'Paul is not writing a complete treatise on the after-

life, he considers only the situation at the end time, the Second Coming of Christ. First comes the definitive victory Qf the risen Lord, the first fruits, and then that of the whole harvest, "all those who belong to him" (I Cor. 15:23). In the interval, much remains to be done. The reign of God over the forces of evil was successfully inaugurated by Jesus' earthly mission of healing and reconciliation. But while the power of evil has been broken, it continues to fight. People are still born into a world where they are to a frightening extent enslaved to a perTurn to Page Thirteen

Who's an adult? By Da\'id Gibson In a discussion with fellow parishioners someone asked: What makes a person an adult? One woman ventured that adulthood entaIls the capacity to proceed in life without being intimidated by peer pressure. Someone else suggested that what makes a person an adult is the ability to make real decisions. Still another person suggested that being adult means recognizing one's own limitations, without being devastated by them. Our discussion was brief be,cause we had actually met to discuss something else. But the intriguing queHion remains. Perhaps if our group had spent more time disc:ussing the question, we would have gotten around to rephrasing it something like this: How does an

adult act? What does an adult they can seek it without pushing do? others out of their lives. Anything written on a topic - Adults think they can still like adulthood is bound to ap- grow, becoming fuller persons. pear arbi1:rary to some. But here - Adults recognize how comare a few suggestions as to adult plex all people are, and therecharacteristics: . fore attempt to be understanding. Obviously, this list is not com- Adults are able to give up some of their time and privacy prehensive. Readers can add for others. Here I think of a . their own thoughts to it. Perhaps someone will say that couple who spent part of Christmas day serving dinner in a such a list is too weighted in Catholic -Charities soup kitchen. favor of religious values and that someone else could come up - Adults work at hearing with a different list. That's possiwhat others are really saying. ble, for this writer does tend to Youth m:nisters come to mind, think that the message of Jesus as do teachers and parents who calls us to a mature, adult life. consider it almost a vo<;ation It seems as though it ought to to understand what young peo- be said that adults try to act ple hope for and care about. compassionately. They try to - Adults try to handle con- hear clearly what' is said by the flict well. They may not always distressed. They recall what it is succeed, but they try to find out like to feel disappointed or diswhy others hold opposing view- couraged or overwhelmed. And points. they try to give others one of - Adults know they need life's most important ingredients: some privacy and solitude but hope.

Times of loss

II By Father Philip J. Murnion There are times when we arrive at the outer reaches of our own understanding of why things happen. Death undoubtedly confronts us with the most important limit. The death of a young person can be tragic. On the other hand, when an older person dies after a long and painful illness, death may strike us quite differently. In either case, however, death is a mystery. What other situations can challenge our understanding and

By Janaan Manternach Paul stood praying in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. It was crowded with devout Jews from many lands. Suddenly a visitor from Ephesus recognized him. "Fellow Israelites," he shouted, "this man goes everywhere speaking against our people and our law. He has brought unbelieving Greeks into the temple area. He has been guilty of sac_ rilege!" Turn to PaSe Thirlccu


faith? Parents may not under- for the place of God's grace in stand why a son or daughter our lives. These are times when has fallen into a life of drugs. we realize that our lives are not How could this happen? What, entirely under our control; we they may ask, did they do wrong? cannot always accomplish or Or there are times when we have what we would like. These may be times when peolose something very important to us: reputation, money, a job, ple turn to their faith for anfriends or health. At such times . swers; times when the parish and we may believe the loss occurr- its people may be especially imed because of some fault of our portant. Parishes naturally feel a own. These are times when our dig- special responsibility when innity is challenged, when it is dividuals or families face diffieasy to develop feelings of guilt cult situations. The church's Turn to page thirteen or inadequacy, when we search

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For children Continued from page twelve Actually, the Ephesianll had seen Paul with Trophimus, a Christian also from Ephesus. They assumed Paul had brought him into the temple, but actually Paul carefully observed the Jaw that forbade non-Jews to enter the temple. But some of the crowd be-· Iieved the man from Ephesus. Paul was seized and dragged outside the temple. Then the Roman commander, Claudius, was informed clf the fighting. His soldiers· charged those who were assaulting Paul. Then Claudius stood before Paul. He thought he had started the fighting so he arrested. him. Next Claudius tried to find out who Paul was and what he had been doing. Different people shouted out different answers. It was all so disorderly that Claudius ordered Paul to be taken to his headquarters. An angry group followed shouting, "Kill him! Kill him!" But when the soldiers stl)pped at the door of their headqua,rters, Paul called out to the commander, "May I say something to you?" "So you know Greek!" Claudius replied with surprise. "Aren't you that Egyptian who staJted a riot some time ago and led a band of 4,000 cutthroats O''1t into the desert?" "No," Paul replied, "I am not that man. I am a Jew. I am a citizen of Tarsus, a great city in Cilicia. I would like yoU!' permission to talk to these pel)ple,"

Loss Continued from page twE:!\'e ministry to the sick and dying, to the grieving and disconsolate, has always been an important part of parish life. A pastor who had had little other effect on a parishioner's life, but who is helpful at the time of the death of a loved one or in some other life crisis will long be remembered. Parishes are discovering new ways to extend care to people suffering loss, Some paJishes have established special gl,oups mobilized as soon as there is a death. Members may pr'Dvide help with funeral arrangements, food for the family and for visitors, places for out-of-town relatives to stay, care for children and many other fomls of assistance. Some parishes have support groups for widows and widowers as they adjust to life without a spouse. Opportunities to talk and pray with others going through the same experience can be a great help, The loss of a job is a very difficult situation and some parishes have established groups for the unemployed. Members try to help each other cope with the troubles that arise, including the tendency to doubt themselves. The assistance parishes can offer wlten people suffer loss is one of the means by which those people are helped to find deeper meaning in life.


Claudius was CtIrious. Why would Paul want to speak to these people? He gave permission and listened carefully. Paul turned. A hush fell over the people. Paul spoke to· them in Aramaic, their own language. He told them who he was and how he came to be a follower of Jesus.

Son-Times What is believed the only CYO newsletter in the diocese has made its appearance at SS. Peter and Paul parish, Fall River. Titled "Son-Times," the 8page publication is described by CYO moderator Stephen A. Fernandes as "a very fine first effort for two ~ighth-graders and an II th-grader who have had no experience in journalistic adventures/' They are Patrick Riley, editor; Jeff Mendoza, sports editor; and Ken Souza, printing and circulation manager. They've produced a lively bimonthly on green paper with a green masthead, the latter designed by Sister Mary Conrad, RSM. Assorted line drawings and border ornaments add to its attractive appearance. In the line of news, the SonTimes announces that Glenn Smith is the first recipient of the CYO's new Msgr. Maxwell Award, established to honor a senior evo member manifesing excellence in religion, character and service. Junior CYO enrollment is noted as standing at an all-time high of 82 members. The newspaper's title is explained as indicating both its spiritual and infDrmational nature. In other news, a drug use information night is planned for parents and youth in January and preparations for a gala show marking the parish's IOOth anniversary will begin with a casting call and rehearsal on Jan. 6.


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First Fruits Continued from page twelve verted value system, an existence leading to a dead end. They must be enabled to pass from death to life, from the entrapment of a dead end to the glorious prospect of eternity. Paul cites Psalm 8, which declares that God gave humanity dominion over all creation, thus creating people in his own image. Jesus, in his humanity, restored that image. And when Jesus has finally brought the creator's intention to perfect realization, he will hand over to him the restored universe.

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Jesus met and spoke to a great diversity of people and always he sought to "right up" every man and woman where he or she most needed it. If a hearer were wealthy, Jesus would appear to him as one having nowhere to rest his head; were he poor, Jesus cheered him with the hope of heaven. To the rich he said "Go, sell what thou hast;" to the poor in spirit he promised treasure in heaven. To a miser Jesus would say "Labor not for the meat that perisheth;" of the wasteful he demanded care in gathering up fragments. Jesus took men out of fishing boats and made them noble before God. Those who asked for the highest places in the kingdom were asked to share his suffering. If we turn from someone who wishes to be a friend, we see Jesus welcoming sincere friendship; yet when our souls are too much wed to things of earth we hear a stern voice bidding us forsake all and follow him. Are we too dependent on others, or others on us? Jesus is seen treading the winepress alone. Are we lonely in our war· fare against evil: Christ tells us 12 legions of angels are ready to help us. The whole human race finds its most profound wants met in. . Jesus. . It has been remarked that Plato and the other Greek philosophers spoke only for the educated and did not dream of addressing the masses; but of Jesus it was said that the common people heard him gladly, and that this constituted a new era. Everything was informal about Jesus. His talks were not really sermons; only two seem even to have approached that definition: his farewell to his disciples and his words on the Mount. He was easily understood and he was skilled in gaining people's _attention. He put the truth in story form and his brief and pointed lessons have passed into proverbs. When one looks at familiar objects, one thinks of Jesus' tales: grass, lilies, birds, familiar human occupations were the staple of his illustrations. Through the homely facts of daily life Jesus made an entrance into truth. He watched the shepherd, for instance, and noticed that it was his voice that the sheep knew and that no change of dress could fool them. They 'knew his voice, as we should know the voice of our Shepherd. In this very hour our Lord awaits us at a well. He is ready to enter into conversation with us and if.we drink of the water he gives us we will never again thirst. - ,

Forgiveness . "Forgiveness demonstrates the presence in the world of the love which is more powerful than sin." - Pope John Paul II

The Valium crutch By Tom Lennon Q. Last week I took the test for my driver's license and passed with flying colors. But my father is angry with me because he found out I took five milligrams of Valium before·I went to take the test. I was nervous and this calmed me down. I can't see anything wrong with what I. did. Can you? (South Carolina) A. If you can't handle the mild stress connected with taking a test for a driver's license, you have no business driving at all. In the years ahead you will likely run into some highly stressful situations when you are behind the wheel - and you won't be able to pop Valium. Last fall on a Detroit expressway, with heavy traffic barreling along, I was suddenly confronted with a situation of terror. Ahead of me about the length of a football field and in the same lane was a big, old car. Suddenly the hood of the engine flew up. Then a powerful wind ripped it completely off the car, carrying it up, up, up. In a split second I wondered if it would land on the hood of my Volkswagen Beetle, crash

through the windshield, and cut my head off. I turned on my hazard lights to warn the people behind me. Then I watched the large hood come down and land on the expressway just ~,head of me. Fortunately I was able to swerve around it. There was .no time to pop Valium. Even if there had been, it takes about an hour for that drug . to get into the bloodstream and s lmmer a person down. A more basic objection is this: You used Valh;m as a crutch to get you through a mildly stressful situation. Will you someday use two or more shots of bourbon as a crutch to gair assurance at a party or on a date with somj:!one you really like? Will you someday use cocaine as a crutch to feel brilliant'during the hours when you work in the office? Will you forever be a sick person who needs more and more crutches, more and more drugs? Really, it's a glorious feeling to be healthy, free, independent and able to walk tall without any drug crutches.

By Charlie Martin

ALIEN The sun just went behind a cloud again Down crowded streets he walks alone Like a stranger out of place A number not a face And all day long, all day long He's feeling like an alien Feeling like he don't belong "Mercy," cries the alien Heaven help him find his way back home. The feeling that he feels He can't explain Sunday, Monday, Tuesday They're aU the same He's lost and .~l alone A heart without a home Standing -like a statue in the rain, Now and then we all are aliens Feeling like we don't ~elong "Mercy" cries the allen Heaven help him find his way back home.

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And stress is not something to be avoided at all costs. A certain amount provides a dash of excitement (even fun) in our lives. It drives away dullness and monotony. True, an excessive amount of stress may call for extra ordinary measures sometimes. A responsible physidan or pschiatrist will know how to prescribe a reasonable dosage of a medical tranquilizer and keep tab on how much his or her patient takes. This is ca11ed drug use. What you did is called drug abuse. It can ultimately end in tragedy.

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LONELI~ESS has been called America's most commonly experienced feeling. Perhaps its saddest eKample occurs when people in the same house become stranger to each other. I have often thought that loneliness develops when people are not forgiving. Too often we forgive with words but remember in our hearts. Because we fail to forgive with our hearts, we settle for an "alien" relationship with others, safe from new hurts, but filled with loneliness. Jesus -took the risk of inviting people into his life, knowing that at times he might be misunderstood or even betrayed. There w~re a'lso times when Jesus was lonely and felt people did not understand him. . We can help each other deal with life's loneliness. Jesus asked us to see that we are brothers and sisters who need each other. Your own experience of loneliness and the ways you have dealt with it can help others. I invite you to write and share your ideas. ~ None (,f us need to live as aliens in a wor.ld of brothers and sisters, particularly if we are willing ·to help each other realize Jesus' dream. Please address correspondence to CharI ie Martin, 3863 Bellemeade Ave., Evanvllle, Ind. 47715

Announced by an attractive blue and white folder, Coyle and Cassidy High· School, Taunton, is marking its 70th year with the opening of a development office to plan its future. Describing C-C as "a very proud school with proud parents, students, faculty and staff," the folder notes that it springs from the amalgamated St. Mary's, Coyle High and Cassidy high schools. Those three schools and the present C-C high have graduated over 7000 alumni, now living in nearly every state and in many foreign. countries. "The future of Coyle and Cassidy is predictable from its past," declares the folder. "The future will be as strong as the support and fidelity of past students as well as the loyalty of parents, friends and our present students." Listed as assets are the recent 10-year accreditation of C-C by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, long-range planning for the school's future and the commitment of all concerned to Catholic education in the Taunton area. Building on these pluses, the new development office will coordinate alumni affairs, prepare and distribute school information and coordinate a $750,000 FiveYear Development Plan to provide an endowment fund for the school and a sound financial basis for its further growth. Officials note that the drive far from being a response to fin~ ancial crisis at the school, comes when C-C "is recognized as a solid academic institution with a strong tradition and a solid academic institution with a strong tradition and a solid commitment to the greater Taunton area." Enrollment, for instance, is at capacity and 91 percent of C-C graduates continue to two or four-year colleges. The dedicated faculty includes 12 Holy Union sisters. All promote "academic excellence, sound religious formation and leadership training based on firm but reasonable discipline." Mass, confession, personal counseling and spiritual direction are available to all students, as are regular retreats and days of prayer. Many school needs have already been donated by friends and alumni, notes Mike Tabak development plan coordinato;' Further information on suggested gift opportunities is available from him at the school, telephone 823-6164.

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portsWQtch Gauvin Outstanding on Tour David Gauvin, the pride of the Fall River CYO's boxing program, made an impressive showing with the United States amateur boxing team touring Yugoslavia and Hungary. The 17-year-old Connolly High School senior who fights at 119 pounds posted two of four U.S. victories. The team as a whole won four and lost seven matches. In his tour debut, Gauvin earned a unanimous decision over Gregario Isanovitch in Kra· jekevac, Yugoslavia. Isanovitch was the Soviet representative in


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Don Bosco worli contInues Don Bosco, "the great wonderworker," was one of the most remarkable and attractive figures of the 19th century. Born Aug. 16, 1815, to a peasant family in the little Italian hamlet of Becchi, John Bosco lost his father when he wa:> two years old. As soon as he was able he began work in the fields with his mother and brothers. At age nine, he dreamed that he would become a priest, but his eldest brother was opj;>osed to his undertaking the necessary studies. He' therefore left home at age 13 to seek work elsewhere and have more freedom to pursue his goal. Eventually his mother wa:> able to find friends with whom he could live while attending secondary school. To pay his tuition he worked for the various fami: lies with whom he lodged. Thus, after having been a farmhand he became successively tailor, musician, choirboy, waiter, blacksmith and Latin tutor. Don Bosco was blessed with remarkable intelligence and an extraordinary memory. Added to this were physical strength and agility so marvelous that, even as a child of 10, he gathered round himself at Becchi, on Sunday afternoons, a regular clientele of amused and admiring companions. In return for entertaining '~hem, he .insisted that they should recite the rosary with him, and listen to the morning's sermon which he repeated to them. At 20, Don Bosco entered the seminary. He was ordained priest on March 27, 1841. He then attended lj. course of moral theology in Turin under the direction of Bless~d Joseph Cafasso. For the young priest learning was inseparable from the exercise

of charity. Hence, while Don Cafasso busied himself with prisoners, Don Bosco began working with poor and abandoned youths. He met his first boy on Dec. 8, 1841, and encouraged him to bring others. On Sundays he gathered them together, amused them, taught them catechism, inquired into their needs, and began his first "oratory." Many of the children he met had come from the mountains to find work; they were without protection or shelter and slept in the porches of large houses. For them, Don Bosco rented a poor house, invited his mother to come and live with him, and lodged and fed all, while they continued to work in the town. Eventually he installed sewing machines and a cobbler's bench thus laying the foundation of his first professional school. This was soon followed by a program nurturing vocations among the boys. Thus with shops, a school and an oratory, Don Bosco set up the model of what was to be the Salesian work. In 1859 he founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales, better known today as the Salesians of St. John Bosco. In time, Don Bosco became the apostle of devotion to Mary Help of Christians. In her name he found the means to support his many works and built great churches, such as the Marian basilica at Turin. His second congregation, founded to do for girls what the Salesians were doing for boys, was named in Mary's hCJnor The spread of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, has been as notable as that of the Satesians. A third "order," the Association of Salesians Co-operators.

Canton, with first place finishes in football and field hockey, was the winner of the Hockomock League's 1981 Fall All Sports Trophy with 7.250 average. The school compiled 29 points in the four sports in which it participated. Competing in al1 six sports with first-place finishes in soccer and boys cross country Foxboro had 40 points for an average of 6.667. Shannon Hathaway, 14, a Durfee freshman, finished 35th in a field of 115 competitors in the AAU national cross-country championships in Amarillo, Texas. The competition was unusually keen with only 27 seconds separating the 10th and 35th places. Greater New Bedford Yoke Tech is hockey host to Wareham at noon today in Hetland Rink, New Bedford. There are no high school sports on tap for tomorrow. Saturday's slim schedule has Ap-

ponequet at Dighton-Rehoboth and Wareham at Old Rochester in basketball; Falmouth vs. New Bedford High in the Hetland Rink, Somerset at Dennis - Yarmouth in the Cape Cod Arena and Dartmouth at Bristol-Plymouth, Taunton Rink, in hockey. Girls' basketball has Bishop Stang High at Natick and Fal· mouth at Old Rochester. The Southern wrestling tourney is set for Durfee High School.

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Bouncing back from an upset loss to Seekonk the previous Sunday, defending champion New IBedford 'routed Marion,. 12-6, last .Sunday and regained a first-place tie with idle Fall River South in the Bristol County CYO Hockey League. In the companion game Seekonk romped to a 9-2 triumph over Somerset. Next Sunday night's games at Driscoll Rink, Fall River, start· ing at 9 o'clock, are Somerset vs. Marion, New Bedford vs. Fall River South.

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was founded by the saint to en· able the laity to assist in his work and to participate in numerous spiritual advantages. A secular institute, the volunteers was founded in 1917. At night Don Bosco wrote, supplying the printing press which he had established with books and pamphlets on many topics. He died at Turin on Jan. 31, 1888, a few months after the establishment of his first house in England. His fame increased after his death, and he was declared Venerable by Pope Pius X July 24, 1907. Pope Pius XI, who had known him personally, beatified him June 2, 1929, and canoni~ed him April I, 1934, appointing his feast to be celebrated on Jan. 31. Today in 98 countries over 50,000 members of the Salesian family try, like Don Bosco, to be signs and bearers of the love of God for the young, especially the poorest and most in need.

Further infonnatlon on the Saleslans is available from Father Richard McConnick, SDB, Marian Shrine, Filors Lane, W. Haverstraw, N.Y. 10993.

Contest· The Catholic -Daughters of the Americas are offering a $1,000 cash prize for an essay dealing with heretofore unknown or little-known aspects of local Catholic church history. The CDA, which has establish· ed a chair in Catholic church history at the Catholic University of America, will announce the contest winner at its 39th bicentennial convention, to be held in Chicago in July. The contest is open to clergy, religious and lay persons, memo bers and non-members of CDA. Complete rules may be obtain· ed from Mrs. Lila Dills, 2309 Huntleigh Drive, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120. Manuscripts must be submitted to Mrs. Dilis by July I,' 1932.

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women will take place the weekend of Jan. 22 through 24. The place (jf Isingles in -the church and their relationship to a family-oriented society will be explored. Informal1ion on both weekends is available during business hours from the center, telephone '222-8530. ST. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET

The parish prayer group will meet for Mass at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. A social hour will follow.


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A five-hour vigil, held monthly in churches of the diocese, will begin at 6:30 tomorrow night at St. Anthony of the Desert Church, Eastern Avenue, Fall River. XAVIER SOCIETY, N.Y. A 1982 braille calendar is

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"What Did Jesus Say about Divorceand Remarriage?" (group discussion); Jan. 31 - "Effect of Divorce on Child/ren"· (group discussion). An annulment clinic is held at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at the chapel. Information:

La Salette Center for Christian Living will sponsor an Enneagram workshop the weekend of Jan. 15 to 17. The PI:Ogram is designed to assist participants in understanding themselves, others and their relationship to God. A retreat for single men and


A memorial Mass for Father Vincent March:ldon, OP, known for his work at St. Anne's Shrine, will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan 15. SEPARATED, DIVORCED, NB

A support group for New Bedford area sepanted and divorced Catholics meet at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday a! Our Lady's Chapel, 600 Pleasant St., New Bedford. January's program follows: Jan. 3 - "Why So Much Divorce in American Society?" (group discussion); Jan. 10 - Liturgy, followed by coffee, conversation; Jan. 17 - "B:.lilding a New Life after Separatdon and Divorce" (group discussion); Jan. 24

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A Mariah retreat will be held Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 20 through 22, under direction of Dr. William Larkin, a lay theologian and Mariologist. A Eucharistic New Year's vigil begins at. 8 tonight, continuing through!) a.m. 'tomorrow. The new Czestochowa tapestry will be on v'iew in the church through ~ran. 10 from noon till 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and from 6 to 8 p m. weekdays. Incense and chalk for home Epiphany blessings will be blessed at all Masses this weekend. ST.THEIlESA,NB

A New Year's Eve vigil with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held from 11:30 tonight to 12:30 tomorrow morning in thanksgiving for past favors and petition for the year to come. WIDOWSIWIDOWERS

Attleboro area Widows/Widowers Group will hold a potluck supper at 7:30 pm. Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Theresa's church hall, South Attleboro. ST. DOMINIC, SWANSEA

Men are needed for a reorganized ushers' corps. Those interested may contact the rectory. A parish council meeting set for this Sunday has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Families for Prayer representatives will meet at 7 p.m. this Sunday in Father Coady Center. The CYO council will meet in the school follOWing 11 a.m. Mass, also this Sunday. ST. RITA, MARION

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Coffee and doughnuts will be served following 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses Sunday, Jan.' 10. The custom will continue the second Sunday of each month in an effort to deepen parish spirit. ST. JULIE, NO. DARTMOUTH CCD classes WJll resume Jan. 10 for grades 1-7 and Jan, 12 for grades 8 and 9. Second grade CCD teachers will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and con':'

firmation teachers at the same time Thursday, Jan. 14, both at the religious education office. ST. JOSEPH, NB

The Legion of Mary monthly holy hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m Friday, Jan. 15. The Legion meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the rectory basement. All welcome. The parish prayer group holds healing Masses followed by a prayer meeting or Bible study at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The North End Youth Fellowship will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the school hall. Open to ages 13 and up. The liturgy committee will meet at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, in the rectory basement. Senior citizens will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 21. The Adult Education Committee will sponsor a potluck supper for parish volunteers and their spouses at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the school hall.

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