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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --On the Record-- Beliefs shape what is possible By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST I BELIEVE I CAN FLY I used to think that I could not go on/And life was nothing/But a knock for some/But now I know/The meaning of true love/I'm leaning on the everlast- ing arms/if I can see it/Then I can do it/If I just believe it/There's nothing to it REFRAIN I believe I can fly/I believe that I can touch the sky/I think about it/Every night and day/Spread my wings and fly away/I believe I can soar/I see me running/Through the open door/i believe that I can fly/i believe that I can fly See I was on the verge/Of breaking down/Sometimes the silence/Can seem so loud/There are miracles in life/I must achieve/But first I know/That it's just all for me/if I can see it/Then I can be it/If I just believe it/There's nothing to it i Copyright (c) 1996 ties. by Warner Bros. Beliefs act as limits to, or Copyright (c) 1996 by Zomba life. The question of limitations is Recording Corp. er the topic of the movie "Space Jam": (REPEAT REFRAIN) Because I believe inmiracles/If I can see it/Then I can be it/If I just believe it/There's nothing to it Written and sung by R. Kelly Put Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan together and what have you got? Well, among other things, a blockbuster movie, especially for the 10-and-under set! Teens might be more interested in the "Space Jam" soundtrack. Offthis CD is R. Kelly's latest chart hit, "I Believe I Can F1):" In the song the character says, "I used to think that I could not go on." However, "now I know the meaning of true love." Perhaps because of this he says, "I believe I can fly." The following lyrics are especially challenging: "IfI can see it, then I can be it; ifI can just believe it, there's nothing to it." I would re-order these concepts slightly. If you really want to "see" something in your life, you must put faith in yourself and genuinely "believe" that your desire is achievable. Beliefs are important. Many times, what shows up in our lives depends on what we believe. For example, if you believe that you'll never pass a certain test, most likely you won't put forth much effort. Guess what results: a low grade. If you believe that others do not find you an interesting person, you tend to back off from them and fail to let your natural personality shine. Con- sequently, people overlook your many good quali- No matter how much you coaching you receive, it's impl play basketball as well as Jordan. yourself doesn't mean denying Yet, to believe in your athletic reach for goals and successes that God did not make you to you to be you, and if you enjoy athletics,: in your personal abilities is what counts Whether it be at the NBA or level, believing in your potential he] what you want. I want to suggest a useful Look at the various as do you believe about yourself in each est and thorough. What core ideas toward yourself guide your life? Remember that your can change. Try to visualize different action and different outcomes brin what you really want into your life. Such is the power of the mind each of us. Use yours as a tool to and meaningful life experiences. (Your comments are always address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Ind. 47635.) ": At the movies: Current capsule revi THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN [I 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 for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Beverly Hills Ninja" (TriStar) Dopey comedy in which a klutzy American (Chris Farley) raised in a Japanese martial- arts school trails a mysterious blonde (Nicollette Sheridan) to Los Angeles intent on rescuing her from a gangster boyfriend. Directed by Dennis Dugan, the Farley vehicleis more silly than funny as his awkward physical comedy fails to compensate for the witless script. Much comic violence and some sexual innu- endo. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rat- ing is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Fierce Creatures" (Universal) Zany comedy in which the staff(headed by John Cleese)of an English zoo resists the efforts oftheir venal new owner and his son {Kevin Kline in a dual role) as well as their corporate repre- sentative (Jamie Lee Curtis) to o)m mgth)i their ble i- mals. Co-directed by Robert Young and Fred Schepisi, the zippy comedy broadly satirizes rampant commercialization in the unlikely setting of a bucolic zoo, but the proceedings never quite achieve the intended level of madcap lunacy. Much sexual innuendo, brief comic violence and an instance of rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is A-Ill- adults. The MPAA rat- ing is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "In Love and War" (New Line) Fact-based account of the bit- tersweet wartime romance in 1918 Italy between two Ameri- can Red Cross volunteers, the idealistic 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) and a 26-year-old nurse (San- dra Bullock) torn between mar- rying the love-struck youth or a wealthy, older Italian doctor. Director Richard Attenborough displays keen visual skills in re-creating the World War I era, but fails to get beneath the sur- face of the characters and the result is little more than a superficial love story. Brief bat- tlefield violence, a bedroom scene with shadowy nudity and minimal profanity. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Kolya" (Miramax) Heartwarming Czech drama set in 1989 Prague, where a womanizing, middle-aged cellist (Zdenek Sverak) marries a Russ- ian woman who only wants a visa and promptly moves to West Germany, leaving him with her 5-year-old son (Andrej Chal- imon). Also scripted by Sverak and directed by his son, Jan Sverak, the picture convincing- ly captures the gradual trans- formation of a self-centered ladies' man into a caring stepfa- ther willing to make great per- sonal sacrifices for the child's welfare. Subtitles. Restrained bedroom scenes. The USCC clas- sification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- par- ents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappro- priate for children under 13. "Metro" (Touchstone) Tedious action thriller in which a foul-mouthed San Francisco cop (Eddie Murphy) tracks down a foul-mouthed psychotic killer (Michael Wincott), then tracks him down again after he escapes jail. Directed by Thomas Carter, Rudy F/ora/Des00 ,,. ' FreshRowers. Silk Arrangements . Sarb2rn 207 N.E. 5th Street .  -- Monroe J[y Washi " ' /l.m ,l,al-]lK Princeton I ngzon, Inaiana 47501 ,,,,,,,-,,,  ." Patoka Member F.D.I.C. (812) 254 7200 I I , I II i HASENOUR MOTOR CO., INC. CHEVROLET SALES and SERVICE St. Anthony, Indiana -: HONE 326-2 the formula plot puts its one- dimensional characters through overly contrived situations of intense menace and bloody may- hem. Excessive violence, a flash of nudity and recurring rough language. The USCC classifica- tion is O -- morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Prefontaine" (Hollywood) Fact-based story of distance runner Steve Prefontaine (Jared Leto}, who set track records at the University of Oregon, com- peted unsuccessfully in the 1972 Munich Olympics, then became an activist for the rights of ama- teur athletes until his death in a 1975 auto accident. Directed by Steve James, the dramatiza- tion of the athlete's obsession to become a track star gains credi- bility from the use of newsreel footage and re-creations, but the story is thin on the human dimension of the characters and offers little for those uninterest- ed in athletic competitions. Some stylized violence and a few instances of rough language and k/'OL.IR FA00/ PHARMACy Stratman's Pharmacy City-WideDelivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 m mmlalmlmm  Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 profanity. 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