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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana m On the Record-- FLY LIKE AN EAGLE Establish a flight plan i Sung by Seal Copyright (c) 1996 by Warner Brothers, Copyright (c) 1996 by ZTT Records Ltd. Time keeps on slipping/Into the future,/Time keeps on slipping, slipping,/Slipping into the future. By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST I want to fly like an eagle/To the sea/Fly like an eagle,/Let my spirit carry me/I want to fly right into the future. I want to feed the babies That don&apos;t have enough to eaUI want to shoe the children/That don't have any shoes/For their feet/I want to house the people/Living in the street/There's a solution. I want to fly like an eagle/To the sea/Fly like an eagleJLet my spirit carry me/I want to fly right into the future. Time keeps on slipping, slippingJSlipping into the future/Time keeps on slipping, slip- ping,/Slipping into the future/Time keeps on slipping, slippingflSlipping into the future. I want to fly like an eagle/To the sea/Fly like an eagle,/Let my spirit carry me/I want to fly right into the future. Written by Steven Miller What ar e your hopes and goals? Will reaching them also help to improve others' lives? Listening to Seal's new cassingle "Fly Like an Eagle" prompts these questions. The song is a remake of the 1970s' Steve Miller Band classic. It is also part of the "Space Jam" soundtrack disc. As the song says, "time keeps on slipping into the future." Consequently, we need to think cre- atively about what we want that future to be -- our future and the future for others. The person in the song describes how he wants "to fly like an eagle ... right into the future." Yet his hopes expand beyond his own life: "I want to feed the babies that don't have enough to eat: I want to shoe the children that don't have any shoes for their feet; I want to house the people living in the street." He wants his life to be a statement that "there's a solution" to these social problems. Yes, the future always beckons. However, what matters most is today. Certainly, teens and young adults need to think ahead about choices for educa- tion, career and other key factors in their lives. But using the present well provides direction and helps to determine how the future unfolds. Take time to consider your do you enjoy about it? What would you change? How do you want to How could you further develop your and abilities? Without such reflection, you'll clues for establishing a satisfying future Those of us who ibllow Jesus are cerned about our personal futures. Being involves bringing genuine care to otherS. of Jesus want the human family to tions" to difficult problems that harm I encourage teens to look be goals. How do you want to help others? It is doubtful that any of us kinds of solutions mentioned in the song. can give our time, energy and money in make a difference. Think about homelessness, hunger or social problems in your area. There is a to respond. Do you want to fly like an eagl mine your flight plan! Ask God to help bring out your God to guide you so that you will ways that benefit others. (Your comments are always address: Charlie martin, RR 3, Box Ind. 47635.) i' , THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN 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). "The Devil's Own" ..................... ....... Solid thriller in which an upright New York policeman (Har- rison Ford) welcomes an Irish immigrant (Brad Pitt) into his home unaware the young man is an IRA agent whose attempt to buy Stinger missiles inadvertently enmeshes the cop, his family and his police partner (Ruben Blades) in a web of violence. Director Alan J. Pakula focuses on the complex moral dilemmas facing the cop and the IRA man while skillfully build- ing the suspense in the gripping narrative. Intermittent violence, recurring rough language and some profanity. The USCC classi- fication is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "A Mongolian Tale" (New Yorker) Wistful story of the Mongolian Steppes where a caring old woman raises an unrelated boy and girl, but their plan to marry ends when the boy is sent to school in the city, then the two meet a dozen years later and reflect on the unexpected paths their lives took. Chinese direc- tor Xie Fei's poetic tale of love and loss is simple yet moving in its lyrical exploration of univer- sal themes. Subtitles. Mild sex- ual innuendo, brief violence and minimal rough language. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. Not rated by the MPAA. COMPLETE INSURANCE Auto! Home! Fire & Life! "; Your Personal Service James L. Will Ins. A 1925 W. 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EPPLER Director, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry counts for parish and diocese. Bob Bartlett is no stranger to the Diocese of Evansville. He spoke at a Diocesan Youth Day in February, 1996, at the request of several of our youth from parishes within this diocese. He has been a motivating force on the National Catholic Youth Ministry level. Bartlett brings a wealth of expe- rience and an intimate knowledge ofadolescents in the 1990s to be a credible, honest witness to the truth about sexuality and the stand of the Roman Catholic Church on abortion, premarital sex, marriage, and family life. This book is excellent! It covers to hear." This book is much more than the rights and wrongs ofsex, though; it also addresses intima- cy, friendship and the sacramen- tality of marriage, and deals with myths and stereotypes of sexual- ity in an honest and straightfor- ward manner. This book bears a nihil obstat and imprimatur, indicating that it is doctrinally and morally error-free. The book has excellent thought-provoking questions and self-tests, and is highly recom- mended for parents discussing sexuality with their young ado- lescents. This volume, in con- junction with the abstinence pro- grams of Catholic Charities, and the abstinence program, "A Promise to Keep," would be an excellent starting-point for tach- all ;spects of a teen., toga holistic.artd inlegroted opir: resource in the ministry of teach- ' ing healthy and holistic sexuality The abstinence programs of the Diocese of Evansville are great support systems and resources for parents and teens, also. About the author: Bob Bartlett is campus minis- tar and teaches sexuality classes at the Academy of the Holy Angels, Minneapolis. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and has worked as a youth minister in the Diocese of Peoria and the Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis. Bob and his wife have three children. 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