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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record-- Learning the value of forgiveness PLEASE FORGIVE ME Still feels like/The first night together/Feels like the first kiss/It's getting better baby/No one can better this/I'm still holding on/You're still the one/First time our eyes met/It's the same feeling that I get/Only it feels much stronger/Want to love you longer/You still turn the fire on/If you're feeling lonely, don't/You're the only one there ever was/Only want to make it good/So if I love you/A little more than I should (Refrain) Please forgive me/I know not what I do/Please forgive me/I can't stop lov- ing you/Don't deny me/This pain I'm going through/Please forgive me/[ need you like I do/Please believe me/Every word I say is true/please forgive me/i can't stop loving you Still feels like/Our best times to- gether/Feels like the first touch/We're still getting closer baby/Can't get close enough/Still holding on/Still Number 1/i re- member the smell of your skin/I remember everything/I remember all your moves/I re- member you, yeah/I remember all the nights, still do/If you're feeling lonely, don't/You're the only one there ever was/Only want to make it good/So if I love you/A little more than I should ..... By cHAR-LIEMARTIN i CNS COLUMNIST , I fix to smooth over a hurt. Rather, forgiveness The one thing I'm sure of/Is the way that we made love/The one thing I depend on/Is for us to stay strong/With every word/And with every breath I'm praying/That's why I'm saying Written by Adams/Lange Sung by Bryan Adams Copyright (c) 1993, by Badman Ltd. A&M Records Inc. Do you like songs with the same sound and story line? Then, you're sure to enjoy Bryan Adams' new release "Please Forgive Me." Both in message and musical approach, this cassingle resembles several of Adams' previous hits. The song's story focuses on a relationship that is going through uncertainty. For this couple, something has happened that appears to threaten the future of their relationship. The guy remembers many things, though it's difficult to overlook the way he describes the rela- tionship mainly in physical, sexual terms. Nonetheless, for him, though he feels that they are "still getting closer," he's praying and saying: "Please forgive me, I know not what I do... I can't stop loving you." These lyrics seem to express his fear that the relationship might be ending, perhaps because of an unnamed hurt between them. When it comes to long-term love, this fact is clear: If love is to endure, there will be times when the relationship requires the healing power of for- giveness. Genuine forgiveness is not some sort of quick- gins with honest self-evaluation of what problem. Saying "please forgive me" is not enough store loving harmony. If we do not our behavior has hurt another, we will not see to change this behavior in the future. Consequently, when you recognize have hurt someone you love, first give ship some space. Inform the other pe want to think about what has occurred _ Share what has happened with a trusted friend. Ask this friend to assist what feelings could have motivatedsuch a action. " After this time of assessment, approach the person you have hurt, healing love to you and the other person. Invite God to be present as you discuSS cident. God's guidance can help both ofyOut cover the greatest good for the future ofY ur love. At this point, you are ready to talk. insight about what happened and handle future situations differently. Tell you are sorry. Seek his or her forgiveneSS to provide a clean slate There are no truly loving relationshipS' mantic relationships or other types, bond between a teen and a parent sometimes require forgiveness. Recognize 1 "please forgive me" needs to be real. (Your comments are always Please address: Charlie Martin, Rockport, IN 47635.) CTNA: Parishes want TV resources for help in min parish churches and schools part of the CTNA program- --Youth and young adult re- __ Vocations WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Parishes want television re- sources to help them especially in family ministry, catechetical work and Scripture studies, ac- cording to a study by CTNA, the U.S bishops' satellite tele- vision network. Also high in priority is pro- gramming in such areas as youth concerns, stewardship and Christian business ethics, the study said. The study was conducted in preparation for CTNA's move to direct broadcast to the na- tion's Catholic parishes. The main thing pastors and parish leaders want from the network is "resources for them, and for those who work with them, to help them do their job better," said Peter Dirr, CTNA president. In January CTNA switched from its earlier system of feed- ing its signal primarily to diocesan central offices to a new system of linking directly with parishes and other inter- ested Catholic institutions across the country. Instead of a few score of high-paying centralized clients, CTNA will be geared toward reaching thousands of lower-paying clients -- the where the staff and volunteer ministers need the program re- sources that CTNA plans to provide. CTNA marketing director Frank Lattanzi said the net- work moved from a C-band to a Ku-band satellite distribution to take advantage of the smaller, cheaper and easier-to- install reception dishes. Bishop James W. Malone of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the CTNA board, reported the plans at the U.S. bishops' meeting last fall. As examples of program- ming Bishop Malone cited a three-part series on teen be- reavement, a series on U.S. missionaries at work and a se- ries on stewardship Live interactive programs on various church issues, in which viewers can call in to question panelists, will continue to be a ruing, he said. The CTNA study of parish needs was conducted through telephone interviews with more than 100 pastors and a dozen focus-group sessions in various parts of the country. It found that key needs they would like to see met by CTNA included: Family ministries, such as resources for marriage preparation, family conflict resolution, caring for elderly parents and understanding child development. Catechetical aids, from high-quality resources for classroom use to formation and training programs for cate- chists. Scripture-study resource materials, both for parish groups and for personal devel- opment of pastors and other parish leaders. I POSITIONS OPEN The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is seeking persons to fill positions in the Pastoral Office for Formation, covering one or more of the following areas: total catechesis, evangeliza- tion, catholic schools, adult formation and RCIA. Positions involve working with curriculum, evaluation, in-service train- ing and consultation in each of those areas. Persons apply- ing need excellent communication and organizational skills, and are expected to work collaboratively as part of the for- mation leadership team. Applicants must be dynamic, ener- getic and visionary Catholic people formed by the Documents of Vataican II and Pastorals of the U.S. Bishops. The diocese is rural, stretching across northcentral Indiana; therefore, positions require a valid driver's license and a will- ingness to travel. Desired qualifications include 3-5 years pastoral experience in their area of expertise and a masters degree or equivalent qualifications in the areas listed. If inter- ested, send resume and letter to: Search Committee, 2300 South Ninth Street, Lafayette, IN 47905-2400, or call (317) 474-6644 for an application. Deadline for applications is March 15, 1994. Positions to be filled on or before July 1, 1994. Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications. I II sources. -- Resources on dealing with moral and ethical issues in the workplace. -- Stewardship resources. -- A wide range of resources Ethnic -- The new Sac for candidates for sion, first mation to meet immigrant needs, help- -- Parish ing parishes become a source of . sources, from greater help to newcomers to parish America. For more Liturgical aids, resources Paul R. for prayer and spirituality and rice of CommUt homily aids. 424-5536 Catfish Filet Every Friday (Except Good February 18- Includes vegetable, drink Take-Out Serving time: 4PM" NAT i 3635 Pollack Between Green River