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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana r -- On The Record-- How you can share the resurrection now BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME l- You're always there for me/You "Baby I don't know that much, but I I send the wind to carry me/Light is true, I was blessed because I was For all those times you stood by By CHARLIE MARTIN into dark/Shining your love into The power of Easter is not me/For all the truth you made CNS COLUMNIST my life/You've been my inspira- we remember. Rather, it is how the me see/For all the joy you/Brought into my life/For all the wrong that you made right/For every dream you made come true/For all the love I find in you/I'll be forever thankful, baby/You're the one that held me up/Never let me fall/You're the one who/Saw me through/Through it all (REFRAIN) You were my strength/When I was weak/You were my voice/When I couldn't speak/You were my eyes/When I couldn't see/You saw the best that was in me/you lifted me up/When I couldn't reach/You gave me faith/Because you believed/I'm everything I am/Because you loved me You gave me wings and let me fly/you touched my hand/And I could touch the sky/I lost my faith/You gave it back to me/You said the star was out of reach/You stood by me, and I stood talH had your love, I had it all/I'm grateful for/Each day you gave me/Baby I don't know that much/But I know this much is true/I was blessed/Because I was loved by you (REPEAT REFRAIN) tion/To the last you were true/My world is a better place/Because of you (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) Written by Diane Warren Sung by Celine Dion Copyright (c) 1996 by Touchstone Pictures/ Sony Music Canada What happens when someone who changes your life forever is no longer there? What if this person al- ways saw the best in you and helped you believe in yourself too? I ask these questions to help us consider what Easter means. To do this, we need to imagine what Jesus' friends were feeling on the Friday and Satur- day before Easter morning. Their grief and loss were overwhelming. I chose Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" to reflect on these questions. Off the soundtrack of the new film "Up Close and Personal," Ms. Dion gives a powerful vocal rendition of how someone's love can change Us. Surely all the song's affirming statements could apply to how Jesus' friends felt about him. However, one of the song's lyrics summarizes these feelings: death and resurrection challenges us to keep giving the kind oflovet both the Scripture stories and Teens have many opportunities to In fact, no matter what one's age, how to live in ways that uplift and enhance lives. For example, is there a brother or sister of who is struggling with a problem? As a teen, not know what to do to help your brother past this situation. Yet, you can do this: You can that you see much more than just the culty. You can say clearly that yot son's goodness. You can say that you both to understand the failures and to successes. This is just one example of the the song mentions and that Easte r Easter proclaims that Jesus is alive! fear, no doubt, no problem can stop ference it makes for each person's life! ,  Now it is your turn to live this miracle. will others say because you dare to love (Your comments are always welcome. dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews THE CATHOLIC I COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "A Family Thin#' aVlGMmA) Suddenly learning he is half- black, an older Southerner (Robert Duvall) travels to Chicago to meet his half- brother, an African- American cop (James Earl Jones) who shuns him, but whose blind aunt insists he stay with them a few days and get to know the family. Directed by Richard Pearce, the plot may be con- triced, but Jones and Duvall give interesting performances in what proves a touching story of coping with life's sur- prises. Fleeting violence, mild Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service Rock and Roll at Mater Dei This year's spring produc- tion at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, is entitled "Long Live Rock and Roll." Performances will be pre- sented Friday, April 13, and Satuday, April 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 15, at 1 and 6 p.m. The show will be held at St. Benedict School Auditorium, Evansville. sexual references and occa- sional epithets, profanity and rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13: parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be in- appropriate for children under 13. "It's My Party" (MGM/UA) Facing imminent blindness and possible dementia from AIDS, a prosperous architect (Eric Roberts) throws a two- day farewell party for family and friends, reconciling with his estranged lover (Gregory Harrison) just before taking a lethal dose of sleeping pills. Written and directed by Ran- dal Kleiser, the script's at- tempts at gallows humor only intensify the maudlin tone of a movie affirming a man's deci- sion to end his own life. Ratio- nalization of suicide, homosex- ual references, fleeting full nudity and occasional profan- ity as well as rough language. The USCC classification is O -- morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R -- re- stricted. "Jack & Sarah" (Gramercy) When his wife dies in child- birth, a devastated London so- licitor (Richard E. Grant) hires a friendly American waitress (Samantha Mathis) to be the infant's nanny and their work- ing relationship blossoms into romance. Writer-director Tim Sullivan furnishes a warm- hearted story with appealing Easter week tv The following selections are among religious programs at Easter time, on the Faith and Values Channel (F&V) and on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), cable sta- tions serving portions of the Diocese of Evansville. * Easter Vigil. Live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, 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 Cathedral. F&V, Sunday, April 7, noon to 1:30 p.m. CDT. Easter Mass. 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