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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana February -- On The Record--- chance/To prove my love to you/If you come back to me/I'll guarantee/That I'll never let you go REFRAIN Can we go back/To the days our love was strong/Can you tell me/How you got things back/The way they used to be/Oh God give me a reason/I'm down on bonded knee/I'll never walk again/Until you come back to me/I'm down on bonded knee So many nights I dream of you/Holding my pil- low tight/I know that I/Don't need to be alone/When I open up myeyes/To face reality/Every moment without you/It seems like eternity/i'm begging you/Begging you come back to me REPEAT REFRAIN Gonna swallow my pride/Say I'm sorry/Stop pointing fingers/The blame is on me/i want a new life/And I want it with you/If you feel the same/Don't ever let it go/You gotta believe/In the spirit of love/It can heal all things/We won't hurt any more/No, I don't believe/Our love's Tunes (ASCAP) Will going down "on bended knee" save a sink- ing romance? The character in Boyz II Men's latest hit hopes so. "On Bended Knee" features the group's masterful soft sound and is off their "II" CD. Apparently, the gt/y's bended knee represents his prayer for help as well as how he is begging his girl to "come back to me." He pleads for his girl to "believe in the spirit of love" for "it can heal all things." Clearly, love is a healing power. Yet, to be heal- ing it must also be the power of love in action. It needs to be more than a wish to bring back what mistakes have broken and lost. Certain mistakes are easier to repair than oth- ers. For example, forgetfulness or insensitivity may hurt the feeling of affection between two people. However, these types of injuries are more easily healed than the damaged trust resulting from de- ceitful or manipulative actions. The person's desire to build a new life can start with a thorough assessment of how he has hurt the other person. He realizes that the "blame is on me." However, it is important to avoid getting lost in these feelings of guilt and self-blame. and move on to those actions and promote respect, fairness, and One must prove over time that t in behavior are lasting and genuine. Sometimes, the mistakes that we make in dating relationship cannot be mended. The the other person is so big that he or she can longer trust. Also, the other person in his or her need to be punishing giving. We do not have power over such results, one can do is readily admit to the wrong done let go. Often, these kinds of outcomes lead us grief over what has occurred, especially since own actions have caused the loss. During these times of grieving, we need healing spirit of love mentioned in the song. will for our lives is that we find the support ways to heal the pain. Gradually, we, t back together. To be down on bended knee is seek and welcome the guidance and God wants to give us. (Your comments are always welcome' Please address: Rockport, IN 47635.) At the movies: Current reviews NEW YORK (CNS)  The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. "Anchoress" (International Film Circuit) Lyric melodrama set in me- dieval England where a dreamy adolescent (Natalie Morse) claims to have seen the Blessed Mother, is persuaded by the parish priest to be en- closed as a hermit within a cell adjacent to the local church, but eventually rebels and tun- nels her way out to an uncer- tain freedom. Director Chris Newby's poetic black-and- white photography is imagina- tively convincing in its depic- tion of the agrarian life and religious sensibility of the pe- riod, but the narrative is dra- matically flawed with murky motivations and incoherent subplots that add up finally to little more than a feminist tract against the abuses of male authority. Ambiguous treatment of the conflict be- tween individual conscience and church authority, numer- "ons sexual implications and oc- casional crude language. The U.S. Catholic Conference clas- sification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. "Boys on the Side" (Warner Bros.) After accidentally killing her abusive partner, a pregnant woman (Drew Barrymore) flees with a lesbian musician (Whoopi Goldberg) and a woman with AIDS (Mary- Louise Parker)to Tucson, II I Ariz., where they supply moral support for each other in facing a series of emotional crises. Di- rector Herbert Ross' big- hearted and sentimental tragi- comedy concentrates on themes of love, forgiveness and commitment, though the result is handicapped by its contrived treatment of numerous roman- tic complications ranging from the bizarre to the maudlin. Brief but intense violence, mul- tiple implied affairs, fleeting nudity, sympathetic depiction of a frustrated homosexual, some crude sexual references and intermittent rough lan- guage. The U.S. Catholic Con- ference classification is A-IV adults, with reservations. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R w re- stricted. I II I MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pro-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 II IIIII I I IIII "Highlander: The Final Dimension" (Miramax) Dark action fantasy pitting good against evil through a pair of centuries-old opponents (noble Christopher Lambert and murderous Marie Van Peebles), each skipping around the globe seeking to behead the other, with the fate of mankind hanging somehow in the bal- ance. Director Andy Morahan's murky, special effects-laden se- quel barely makes sense as it tries to stitch together a hodge- podge of pretentious visuals. Stylized violence with off- screen decapitations, a fleeting bedroom scene and an instance of profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A- III-- adults. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "The Wooden Man's Bride" (Arrow) In 1920s China, a woman (Wang Lan) whose groom is ac- cidentally killed on their wed- ding day is forced by her mother-in-law (Wang Yumei) to live as a married woman with a wooden statue of her dead spouse until the kindly servant (Chang Shih) she comes to love resorts to desper- ate means to free her. Director Huang Jianxin's visually haunting melodrama explores a harsh feudal society in which the honor-bound but inwardly seething characters rebel against the order to marrY, Some gory nudity and an rough Catholic tion is A.III rated by the Association Names, addresses, phone numbers, places, dates, offices, directors, parishes, schools, institutions, vital statistics, financial statistics, priests' assignments they are all in the 1995 Yearbook of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. You may purchase your copy at the Catholic Center for $7.50. For mail orders, include $1.50 for postage and handling. I I I  NAME ORDER FORM I -ADDRESS I : CITY .... Send order form with payment to: CATHOLIC DIOCESE YEARBOOK I P.O. BOX 4169 EVANSVILLE, IN 47724-0169 STATE COST PER YEARBOOK NO. OF BOOKS TOTAL $ ENCLOSED (includes postage & :i I . Fi?d/s00:ngth, to.heal mistakes Darlin' I can't explain/When I ..IMCnlIIMNIRT mY CHARL ging you please/Come home ing the injured love. This requires Written by James Harris III why he did what he did, plus the construction did we lose our way/Girl it's I -"-----""- II and Terry Lewis specific plan for change. drivin' me in'sane/And I  Sung by Boyz II Men All of this takes humility. As the song know I just need/One more Copyright (c) 1994 by Flyte Tyme gests, we need to swallow our pride, say "I'