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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana When you're done with crying By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic New Service I DO When I'm done with thinking,/Then I'm done with you./When I'm done with crying/Then I'm done with you./When I feel so tired,/Then I'm done with youdEverybody feels this way sometimes,/Every- body feels this way And I do./You can't hear it, but I do./You can't hear it, but I do. You're trying to convince me/That what I've done's not right./I get so frustrated,/I stay up every nightdYou ask me for an answer,/And I'm so tired,/And I'm up in the air/Everybody feels this way sometimes/Everybody feels this way And I dodYou can't hear it, but I dodYou can't hear it)But I'm feeling this way/Just because you say I will be ignored./I will be denied./I could be erased./I could be brushed aside./I will get scared,/And I will get shoved down,/But Ifeel like I do/Because you push me around. I'm starting to ignore you,/I've doubted you so long./I'm tired of overthinking,/I know you don't belong./Now I'm asking questions/No one pushes me around./Everybody feels this way sometimes,/Everybody feels this way And I do./You can't hear it, but I do./You don't seem angry, but I do./I do. Written and sung by Lisa Loeb Copyright (c) 1997 by Furious Rose Music/Music Corp. of America Inc. (BMI) The more I hear Lisa Loeb's music, the more I like it. Her songs often have a rough edge, especially when speaking about relationships. Yet, even though her music may leave me uncomfortable, it also makes me think. Her new CD "Firecracker" has her current chart hit "I Do." The song describes a relationship going nowhere. Apparently the couple's romance primarily brings depression and disappointment into their lives. The girl in the song says that she's "done with thinking,.., done with crying," and feels "so tired." She's been "ignored," "denied," "erased," "brushed aside ' and "shoved down." Consequently, she tells her boyfriend, "I'm done with you." However, her decision seems colored by ambigu- ity. When her boyfriend asks her "for an answer," presumably about whether they are together, she says, "I'm so tired, and air." Such a response creates more does little to end the confusion Indeed, it can be difficult to face the you feel. Also, fear can keep you when you accept and understand your Avoidance and fear can keep unhealthy and unsatisfying Perhaps the girl's to manipulate the guy. Expressing appointment may be a threat to make change, In that case, both people need are only hurting each other. They need from such games. The teen and young adult years spent maintaining relationships that draw upon your courage to see and act Once you do leave the romance, be self. Reach out to those who this difficult time, especially trusted and friends. Such people can be there for rediscover your bearings. Life holds many lessons for all of us; help you recognize what you need to these hurts. Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, /il THE CATHOLIC NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U,S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Firestorm" (20th Century Fox) Hokey thriller about forest firefighters led by superhero Howie Long who rescues a woman (Suzy Amis) taken hostage by convicts (led by vil- lainous William Forsythe) using the fire to cover their escape. Directed by Dean Semler, the picture's cardboard characters and contrived situations add up to little more than a smoke- filled time-waster: Much vio- lence and menace, some sexual innuendo and occasional rough language and profanity. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Hard Rain" (Paramount) Water-logged thriller (with portions shot in Huntingburg) about an armored car robbery during a flash flood from which Hymns represent the Spirit of the ancient Church at prayer At the Lighting of the LampS: Hymns of the Ancient Church, by John A. McGucken. Morehouse Publishing, P.O. Box 1321, Har- risburg, PA 17105, 1997. Paper- back, 102 pages, $8.95. BOOK REVIEW By REV. WILLIAM J. DEERING Diocesan Director of Worship and R.C.I.A. This little book, originally pub- lished in 1995, is a collection of thirty-one ancient hymns of the Church, beginning with five from the New Testament. Chris- tians from earliest times to the present day have turned instinc- tively to the medium of the can- ticle as a mode of expressing their deepest prayers and longings. A line from Pliny the Elder ( a writer of ancient Rome) who was writing about the early Chris- tians states, "They moet and sing a hymn to Christ as if to a god." He said it well. He could see what these early Christians believed by what they prayed in song. Indeed, there is an ancient axiom about the Church at prayer: Lex orandi, Lex credendi. "What the Church prays is what the Church believes." Seeing the early Church at prayer in these hymns is one of the fascinations of this book -- a collection of some of the best known early hymns, translated into free verse and presented alongside the original Greek and Latin texts. They represent the spirit of the ancient Church, a spirit imbued with the deep- est sense of prayerful worship of the Lord of Glory. Free-verse translations  are used to give a clearer meaning to the hymns. In his introduc- tion to the book the author explains his reason for using free verse. "... to repair the dis- honor inflicted on these great men (the writers of the hymns) by the presumption of forcing them into English (verse)." The first hymn in the collection is the Prologue of The Gospel of John. We don't ordinarily think of this ssage as a hymn of the early Church, but the author makes a fine case for this in his introduc- tion. Included in the list of writers are St. Clement of Alexandria, St. Gregory Nazianzen, St. Ambrose, St. John of Damascus and St. Andrew of Jerusalem. Included with each hymn is the approxi- mate date of writing (first to tenth centuries). In many instances, the author also tells how the hymn might have been used. This book will appeal to any- one interested in the prayer of the Church in ancient Church traditions. It would be an inter- esting book for a prayer/dis- cussion group. This small vol- ume can also serve as a "prayer "book." The hymns are beautiful, inspirational prayers of the ancient Church. About the author:. The author, John Anthony McGuckin is Reader in Patristic and Byzantine Theology at the University of Leeds, England. HH Paul E. 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