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2 The Me;sage -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I ..... - ................................................ 'r ............................ is there a light in your eyes? By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic New Service LIGHT IN YOUR EYES I can't remember the last time/That we kissed good- byedAll our "I love yous'/Were just not enough/To survive./Something your eyes/Never told me./But it's only now/Too plain to see,/Brilliant disguise/When you hold me,/And I'm free. I've been thinking and/Here's what I've come/To conclude:/Sometimes the distance is/More than two people/Can use./But how could I/Have known, girl,fit was time and not space/You would need?/Darling, tonight/I would hold you/And you would know,/But would you believe? There's a light in your eyes/That I used to seeJThere's a place in your heart/Where I used to bedWas I wrong to assume/That you were waiting for me?/There's a light/In your eyes./Did you leave that light/Burning for me? Cards and phone calls and/Photograph pictures of you/Constant reminder of all/The things you get used to./Is there a chance in hell/Or heaven/That there's still something/Here to build on/Or do you just pick up the/Pieces after they fall?/But after all, There's a light in your eyes/That I used to see/And a song in the words/That youspoke to me./Was I THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION wrong to believe/In your melody?/There's a light in your eyes./Did you leave that light/Burning for me? Should I keep on waiting, lOt does love keep on/Fading away,/Fading away?/It's been awhile since/I've seen you./So how have you been?/Did you get my letter/I wrote you/But I did not send?/I tried to call/Your old number/But the voice I heard/On the phone/I recognized,/But she told me/The number @as wrong. There's a light in my eyes/But it's too bright to see./And a pain in my heart/Where you used to be./Guess I was wrong to assume/That you were waiting/Here for me./There's a light in your eyes./Did you leave that light/Burning for me? 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). "Desperate Measures" (TriStar) Violent thriller about a brainy homicidal convict (Michael Keaton) who tries to escape from the San Francisco hospi- tal where he has volunteered to undergo a bone marrow trans- plant to save the dying son of a cop (Andy Garcia) who now must recapture the escaped man alive or lose his boy. Directed by Barbet Schroeder, the wild chase through the hos- pital provides the material for a highly charged thriller, but it is too improbably contrived to be emotionally satisfying and it answers none of the moral qubstions it raises about a cop's responsibility for his son and for the public. Much hard- edged violence, life-threatening situations and occasional rough language as well as profanity. The USCC classification is A-W w adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating, is R restricted. Written by Tommy Simms/Eliot Sloan Sung by Blessid Union Copyright (c) 1997 by EMI Records Does the light of love shine in your eyes? Do you look for it in the eyes of others? "Light in Your Eyes" by Blessid Union (formerly Blessid Union of Souls) describes a romance caught in the limbo of uncertainty. Apparently a separation has occurred. Yet, when the fellow meets his girl, he can't help but notice that "there's a light in your eyes." He asks her: "Did you leave that light burning for me?" Perhaps this is just his wish. He also realizes that there's "a pain in my heart where you used to be." About this, he says: "Guess I was wrong to assume that you were waiting here for me." Was he wrong? The song doesn't tell. "Fallen" (Warner Bros.) Silly supernatural chiller in which a homicide detective (Denzel Washington) realizes he is being framed for murders committed by the demonic spir- it of an executed serial killer. Directed by Gregory Hoblit, the ridiculous premise is more ludi- crous than suspenseful in depicting the dead man's spirit making use of host bodies to commit evil deeds. Brief vio- lence, menacing situations, much rough language and intermittent profanity. The USCC classification is A-III adults. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "The Gingerbread Man" (Polygram) Murky thriller from John Grisham's novel about a Savan- nah lawyer (Kenneth Branagh) whose attraction to a vulnera- ble client (Embeth Davidtz) being stalked by her unstable father ensnares him in a mur- derous plot that threatens the safety of his two young chil- dren. Directed by Robert Alt- man, the sinister proceedings are wrapped in a thick South- ern Gothic atmosphere but that fails to compensate for a less- than-credible script. Brief vio- lence, an implied affair, fleeting nudity, occasional rough lan- guage and some profanity. The USCC classification is A-III m adults. The MPAA rating is R u restricted. "Spice World" (Columbia) In this feature-length music video, the Spice Girls (Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Victoria Adams) sing a few songs while being chased around London by the media and mobs of their fans. Director Bob Spiers tries to make the action seem lively and sponta- neous, interjecting some flash- backs of the Girls' origins and a couple of surreal dreams, but the witless results are clumsily contrived and the self-promo- tion of the singing group is too obvious to hold interest for any but their fans. Sexual innuendo, a childbirth scene and some rude remarks. The USCC classi- fication is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "Star Kid" (Trimark) Thin adventure fantasy in which a 12-year-old boy (Joseph Mazzello) climbs inside the shell of an alien android The song's main image intrigues really shine in people's eyes? Let's just grant that answer is what your love can do. Most of us live in families. or sibling's life is darkened by difficulties. resolve such situations for others. son's responsibility. Yet your bring light. Does a light shine in your eyes Then there are hold a variety of hurts. Perhaps you've yourself. You can't fix your friends' can give them a break from tougt create fun and laughter. . Does a light shine in your eyes There are also the people in your especially your parish. You do personally. Yet, all people need God's love. Your love can be G( Look around. What are the munity? How could you give five hours a r respond to some of these needs? Maybe you will serve those such as children who could use you will be a listening ear for an is seldom visited. In most parishes there are more needs ! be answered. Does light shine in your eyes in your parish? Does love shine in your eye' ,?/ Your comments always are welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, and Uses its superhuman strength to take revenge on a school bully, then confronted by a ferocious spider-like invader from outer space. Writ- ten and directed by Manny Coto, the movie's premise of controlling a powerful robot may appeal to young boys, though most others will find the formula plot as ;tiresome as the derivative special effects. Fantasy violence, menacing sit- uations, bathroom humor and few coarse words. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guid- ance suggested. "Swept from the Sea" (TriStar) Engrossing drama from Joseph Conrad's story about a Ukrainian immigrant to Amer- ica who's 1890s on England, where weds a the couple living lation from their bors until Directed by British F the lyric love strangers clinging! in an alien land, ing for F results even narily d Some stylized illegitimate al profanity, cation is MPAA rating ents some priate for children Authors right on-target for churches of the faith "alive," as negotiables" for churches. This is a one involved in munity Roman pendent ers." rural this is a great cal discussion i eis of text, with some meet the noraO' the Ca target. A great read." : clear, concise, and cutting. I like this book! This work is based on research collected at 14 Christ- ian churches in Canada, includ- ing a Roman Catholic church. The purpose of the research was, "to identify and analyze a cross-section of effective church- es in Canada that have a holistic understanding of the Gospel and are motivating their people to pursue the great command: both to love God and their neighbors." From the extensive research, the authors write a rich text that explores the histo- ry of healthy and vibrant churches to the substance of the leaders of vigorous churches. The text explores the essence of Future Faith Churches, by Don Posterski and Gary Nelson, Wood Lake Books, Inc., 10162 Newene Rd., Winfield, B.C., Canada V4V1R2, (800) 663-2775, ext. 200. Paperback, 256 pages, $15.95. BOOK REVIEW By MICHAEL H. EPPLER Director of Youth and Young Adult Formation From the opening allegory until the last admonition, this text whittles and hones arich and vibrant understanding of church life, mission, and min- istry. The knife-like research is to the point, the writing style is sharp, and the authors convey, their ideas in a manner that is