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12 The Messaae -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record -- Finding peace when loved ones die ONE SWEET DAY , Sorry I never told you/All I wanted to say/Now it's too late to hold you/'Cause you've flown away/So far away By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST Never had imagined/Living without your smile/Feeling and knowing you hear me/It keeps me alive, alive (REFRAIN) And I know/You are shining down on me From heaven/Like so many friends/We've lost along the way/And I know eventually We'll be together/One sweet day Darling, I never showed you/Assumed you'd always be there/Took your presence for granted/But I always cared/And I miss the love we shared (REPEAT REFRAIN) Although the sun will shine the same/I'll al- ways look to a brighter day/Lord, I know/When I lay me down to sleep/You will al- ways listen as I pray (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) i Written by Mariah Carey/Michael McCary/ Nathan Morris/Wayne Morris/Shawn Stockman Sung by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men Copyright (c) 1995 by Sony Music Entertainment Put Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men together and what do you get? Of course, a No 1 smash! Yet, I don't think that the "One Sweet Day" success has only to do with combining two of today's pop super- stars. Rather, the subject of the song touches many of us. How do you face the death of someone you love? The song presents a clear statement of something that we know through our faith, namely, that love is stronger than death. The person in the song speaks about how he didn't say "all I wanted to say" and how he "as- sumed you'd always be there." Though this person knows that "eventually we'll be together," right now he's struggling with missing "the love we shared." For anyone who loses a loved one to death, a painful transition occurs. The routines and rituals of everyday life have been changed dramatically. A pervading sense of emptiness takes their place. There is no sure way to ease this ache. We need all the resources available to us if we are to journey through this time toward a new point need to depend strongly The individual in the song does view! barricade to love. He continues to s son who has died, "feeling and me, it keeps me ahve. Certainly, death tionships, but it does not enc have created a room within you that space always remains; it never closes. The person in the song also saying "Lord, I know when I lay me you will always listen as I pray." This is does not take away the pain, but guides us to the people, events or help us live with the hurt. God's power, compassion empower us to live through the loss one time. The challenges discussed in this song of life's most difficult. If you are dealing death of someone you love, reach out share faith with you. No one can fix your hurt, will be with you in your grief. interacting with many sources of love, heal. (Your comments are always welcome': dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcast- ing. "Bed of Roses" (New Line) Frail drama in which an emotionally insecure invest- ment banker (Mary Stuart Masterson) has difficulty ac- cepting the unconditional love of a florist (Christian Slater) who wants to marry her. Writer-director Michael Gold- enberg's sweet-natured but flimsy romance is' so sketchy in its characterization of the young lovers they seem to just fade away in the story's limp conclusion. Implied live-in re- lationship. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A- III -- adults. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guid- ance suggested. "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drink- ing Your Juice in the Hood" (Miramax) Lame spoof of black ghetto movies gets few laughs from a disjointed series of tired skits featuring a gun-toting home- boy (Marion Wayans) and a naive newcomer (Shawn Wayans). Directed by Paris Barclay, it's an exercise in the obvious pushed to the ex- tremes of bad taste, mean-spir- ited parody and sophomoric crudities. Simulated sex scenes, comic violence and con- stant rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is O -- morally offensive The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- re- stricted. "From Dusk to Dawn" (Miramax) Repelling tale of fleeing gangster brothers (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) holding a minister's family hostage across the Mex- ican border in a sleazy strip joint vchere the performers turn out to be bloodthirsty vampires. Director Robert Ro- driguez assaults viewers' sen- sibilities with a stream of gross visuals, mixing hardcore action and gory horror intended as sick, hip humor. Graphic vio- lence, lurid sexual references, considerable nudity and inces- sant rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- re- stricted. "Mr. Holland's Opus" (Hollywood) Satisfying drama in which an aspiring composer reluc- tantly takes a job as a high school music teacher (Richard Dreyfuss) in order to support a wife and deaf son and spends his life inspiring generations of adolescents with his dedication and love of music. Helped by Dreyfuss' fine performance, di- rector Stephen Herek's senti- mental tale of a good man stresses old-fashioned virtues, as well as the importance of good teachers and of the arts in developing young minds. Mild sexual innuendo and fleeting profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-II -- adults and ado- lescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "Once Upon a Time ... When We Were Colored" (Republic) Growing up in rural Missis- sippi after World War II, a black youth is nourished by the love and support of an ex- tended family and, despite all the injustices of a segregated society, never loses pride in his race or hope in the American dream of equality. Director Tim Reid gets fine perfor- mances from a seasoned cast (headed by A1 Freeman Jr.) in depicting a closely-knit black community taking care of its own in the face of social exclu- sion and economic exploitation just before the struggle for civil rights becomes a national issue KREMPP LUMBER CO. BUILDING MATERIAL SUPPLIES & GENERAL CONTRACTING HOMECENTER CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6838 JASPER LUMBER CO. 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