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The Message n for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record -- 1993 record review What was your favorite song in 1993? Perhaps several hits come to mind. When I looked back over my 1993 columns, I realized there were many qualities about this year's music that I enjoyed. It's always interesting to see CNS COLUMNIST what new recording artists emerged. My favorite among this group is Soul Asylum. Their "Runaway Train" described the pain that occurs when children or teens run away. The song challenged us to reach out to those hurt- ing individuals in our schools and families so that running away doesn't seem like the only option. Also in this category is Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite." I liked the song's sound and its message about acting more responsibly toward the earth. "What's Up" debuted 4 Non Blondes and show- cased their strong female vocals. The song's ques- tion, "What's going on?" encouraged us to evaluate our response to how our world is changing. During 1993, these newcomers to the charts were well complemented by the contributions of rock's well-known stars. The "queen" of rock, Tina Turner, gave us "I Don't Want to Fight," reminding us that useless bickering and conflict erode love. Then there was Billy Joel. His new CD and cassingle titled "A River of Dreams" asked us to assess how satisfied we are with our lives. The song also pointed to our need for spirituality. Offering a similar message, Bon Jovi's "Keep the Faith" emphasized the importance of faith and trust, especially when "we are standing out in the rain" with "no one to lean on." Another great name among pop musicians is Paul McCartney. His cassingle, "C'mon People," challenged us to hold a hopeful'vision of our future while acting today to move this vision into reality. Picking categories for 1993's music is certainly arbitrary. However, if I continue in this vein, each year's largest classification would have to be songs about love. From this group come my two favorite songs of the year. Elton John's "The Last Song" is a moving por- trayal of love between a father and a son. The song reminds us that love is stronger than death, stronger than AIDS and a power that can heal fear's grip on us. I also appreciated how John stressed compassion and openheartedness toward those living with AIDS. My other favorite is Brian Vanessa Williams' "Love Is." The soundtrack from the popular TV Hills 90210." In a duet, they told us love that we already know but need Love is a "gift" and a "blessing." Yet, love "fades away easily" and hearts," especially when we take love and forget to care for into our lives. On this point, I challenge each of us to with a new resolve. Let us ask the our God, to guide us in becoming divine love. As we do this, we can McKnight and Ms. Williams described that "it's a river that circles the earth, a bea$ I light shining to the edge of the universe." I hope God's love brightens your life year. And to each reader who wrote want to say thank you. Your tions make this column more US. (Your comments are always address: CharUe Martin, RR3, Box port, Ind. 47635.) Mystery author sets latest tale in Catholic Indian rni THOREAU, N.M. (CNS)- There's been a murder at St. Bonaventure Indian Mission on the eastern edge of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and the mission's vol- unteers and staff are beside themselves with excitement. Actually, the murder is a fig- ment of the imagination of best- selling mystery writer Tony Hitlerman, as are the characters, the names and the events in his latest novel, "Sa- cred Clowns." But St. Bonaventure Indian Mission is a very real place. 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"Hopefully, through In the book, Hillerman's Tony Hillerman's talent and characters Joe Leaphorn and It is to the generosity, people all over the Jim Chee search for clues in Father McNeill country will learn about the the bludgeoning death of a dedicated work we do here." man who is a volunteer teacher "They come For about 20 years, St. and water-truck driver for the the •country, fro Bonaventure has served a re- mission. gion that is plagued by Part of the duties of these generations and poverty, few modern conve- dedicated volunteers is to de- gions, united niences and a high rate ofalco- liver drinkable water in a to help their fellow holism. A staff of mostly volun- 2,000-gallon water truck to the Hillerman wrote. CTNA offerings: Catholic history, Life promises viewers the opportu- days at 2:30 nity to "learn how Catholics New came to America, how they on "The Catholic changed America and how they the Catholic were changed by America." ing 12 lectures The 12-part series will be of a transmitted on Thursdays at University 6:30 p.m. CST, starting Jan. three I 13. posium Other programs available in- Conference of clude the following: ops' general Celebrate Life, produced Orleans, on by the American Life League, p.m. CST, encouraging alternatives to Human  " abortion through outreach and programs on the A documentary series on self-help programs, on Mon- document, Catholics in America is among days at 2:30 p.m. CST. 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