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8 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record-- Home is anywhere kind deeds dwell OH VIRGINIA Here's my chance to say/Thank you to a place/Where all my memories are fond/And an essence of my heart/Waiting there with open arms/There's Melissa full of charm/How I miss her/She's such a sight of love down in By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST (REFRAIN) Oh Virginia/Down the Highway 64/East way to Newport News/There you'll find an open door in/Oh Virginia/All my friends are there to greet me/Just a smile down 64 the open road At the Patton Hotel/I spent lots of time there/That's where we decided/This is where we wanted to be/And down the road on Jeffer- son/You'll find Steamer's close by/If you see Mark and Steve Breen/Tell 'em Jeff and I both say hi But we were younger then/Never knew then/That she would take us as her own/And make us part of her life/Highway to the sun/We had so much fun/I can't wait to get there/And tell 'em that/i miss my second home Oh Virginia/Down the way well/Be there in no time/Oh Virginia/Just a ride down 64/Oh Viro ginia/I can see those signs from here/Oh Vir- ginia/Twenty-five miles to Hampton Roads We "got friends in Yorktown/We got friends in Williamsburg/We got friends in Newport News/We want all of fall/From Portsmouth sing/We got friends in Blue- field/We got friends in Richmond/We got friends in Hampton Roads/And down by the beach/Let me hear everybody, yeah Written by Eliot Sloan/Jeff Pence/Matt Sena- tore Sung by Blessed Union of Souls Copyright (c) 1995 by EMI Records What makes a place special? Blessed Union of Souls' "Oh Virginia" is not the type of song we'd ex- pect to find in today's Top 40. Those of us who remember music's folk era know that there used to be lots of recordings about places. However, I can't think of a geographic local- ity outside of the Beach Boys' mythical "Kokomo" that '90s pop has addressed. "Oh Virginia" describes what this place means to the group. I suspect that the song reflects autobio- graphical material, and the people that the song speaks about are important to the band members' lives. of relationships that we establish In speaking of their friends, the group can't wait to get there and tell 'em that I second home." The key word in this 1 At its best, "home" is a place where our uality is appreciated, our successes mistakes forgiven and most of all, where emotionally safe. Sometimes these qualities are found families of origin, and Whatever the situation, I want teens there will be many places this type of"home." ' : Many young people find acceptance of connection in their parish youth group. find a place of belonging through college students. As a campus minister I saw our Newman Center offered many studentS a atmosphere during their young adult years Perhaps th e key to finding this tion is to take the risk of getting ships don't usually just happen. self in a situation where si interactions can occur. Ap such a place for Blessed Union oI that they wanted to celebrate this in song. Be sure to reach out to form that special places are always part (Your comments are always welcome. During a lifetime, we all come to know a variety of places. What makes a place special is the quality dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Confer- ence (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given from The Motion Picture Association of Amer- ica (MPAA). "Carried Away" (Fine Line) Pretentious tale of a middle- aged country schoolteacher (Dennis Hopper) who throws himself into a passionate affair with a 17-year- old student (Amy Locane) to the consterna- tion of his friends and the widow (Amy Irving) who wants to marry him. Director Bruno Barreto captures the gritty re- ality of the rural Texas setting and characters but turns the story into romanticized clap- trap portraying the teacher's affair with a dangerously mixed-up teen- ager as a minor indiscretion which supposedly reawakens his passion for the widow. Graphic sex scenes, frontal nudity and occasional profanity and rough language. The USCC classification is O -- morally offensive, The MPAA rating is R -- re- stricted. UDiabolique" (Warner Bros.) Drawn-out remake of the 1955 French film in which the wife (Isabelle Adjani) and mis- tress (Sharon Stone) of a Catholic boarding school head- master (Chazz Palminteri) con- spire to murder him, only to have the body disappear and a nosy private detective (Kathy Bates) inch closer to the truth. Director Jeremiah, Chechik's heavy-handed treatment of the nasty thriller robs it of sus- pense and crudely overplays the irony of a religious setting in which evil thrives. Brief adulterous sex scene, implied lesbian relationship, fleeting full nudity, murderous violence and recurring rough language and profanity. The USCC clas- sification is O -- morally offen- sive. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "Ed" (Universal) Flat baseball-themed com- edy about the friendship be- tween a minor league rookie (Matt LeBlanc) who chokes at the bat and a chimp who is promoted from team mascot to third base player and inspires the rookie to loosen up. Direc- tor Bill Couturie barely patches together predictable monkey antics to form a tired underdog-triumphant plot. Fleeting violence, frequent sca- tological humor and an in- stance of profanity. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guid- ance suggested. "Executive Decision" (Warner Bros.) Unbeknownst to the fanati- cal terrorist (David Suchet) holding 400 passengers hostage on a jumbo jet headed Holy Week tv The following selections are among religious programs dur- ing Holy Week and Easter, on the Faith and Values Channel (F&V) and on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), cable stations serving portions of the Diocese of Evansville. The Mass of Chrism. Cardinal John O'Connor of New York presides at St. Patrick's Cathedral. F&V, Thursday, April 4, 7:30 to 9 a.m. CST. Mass of the Lord's Sup- per. Live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Im- maculate Conception, Washing- ton, D.C. Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, celebrant and homilist. EWTN, Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m. CST. Tenebrae Service. Morn- ing prayer for Good Friday at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. F&V, Friday, April 5, 8 to 9 a.m. CST. Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross). Pope John Paul II traces the journey of Jesus to Calvary. F&V, Friday, April 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m. CST. The Way of the Cross in the Roman Coliseum with John Paul H. EWTN, Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. CST. Easter Vigil. Live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Con- ception, Washington, D.C. Archbishop Agostino Cacciavil- lan, celebrant and homilist. EWTN, Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. CST. Easter Mass. Pope John Paul II presides, at St. Peter's Basilica. EWTN, live, Sunday, April 7, 2:30 a.m. CDT; taped, Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m CDT. Easter Mass. Cardinal John O'Connor of New York presides, at St. Patrick's Cathe- dral. F&V, Sunday, April 7, noon to 1:30 p.m. CDT. Easter Mass. Pope John Paul II celebrates the tradi- tional Easter Mass. F&V, tape delay from St. Peter's Square, Rome, Monday, April 8, 11:30 p.m. to I a.m. CDT. to Washington a hostage res- cue team (led by Kurt Russell) is in the freight deck desper- ately trying to defuse a bomb attached to enough nerve gas to decimate the East Coast upon landing. Director Stuart Baird's action thriller offers several unexpected plot twists, but is overlong and overly com- plicated, weakening it in the suspense department. Some vi- olence, recurring profanity and an instance of rough language. The USCC classification is A- III-- adults. The MPAA rat- ing is R -- restricted. "Flirting with Disaster" (Miramax) Mindless comedy about a young couple (Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette) on a cross- country search for the hus- band's biological parents with the help of an adoption agency worker (Tea Leoni) and a ho- mosexual couple they meet along the way. Written and di- rected by David O. Russell, the journey's disasters are too pre- dictable to be amusing and the sexual byplay between the quirky travelers is too heavy- handed to be comic, though oc- casional giggles are supplied by veteran performers in sup- porting roles. Sexual situations and innuendo, tasteless humor, drug jokes and some rough language. The USCC classification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Little Indian, Big City" Funeral Homes i Four Convenient Locations (Touchstone) Raised with (Miou Miou) in. rain forest, a year-old boy goes to Paris riage of his (Thierry jungle-bred dad's life s: Herve fish stresses the son bonding as gins to in positive live-in olence and fanity. The tion is A-III MPAA rating guidance "Two Muc stone) Failed corn con artist becomes divorcee then woos hi (Daryl to be his by Fernando proceedings trived, rely more on! than comic tions and sional coal USCC adults. The PG-13 cautioned may be dren under