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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist , , ,, ,,, , I I Here's a hit that describes a relationshil00 " April 14, 1989 Surrender to Me Is it that we've been together much too long?/The answer may not be in black and white/We are always trying to prove who's right or wrong/And now we're giving up without a fight/But I know when you're gone/I'll wish that I held on. REFRAIN: So baby surrender to roe Surrender There'll be no holding back now So baby surrender to me Tonight. I don't want a love that causes so much pain/If this is how it's gonna be, I'll walk away/No, neither one of us should ever say good- bye/Let's forget about the past and who's to blame/Because when this is all gone/We'll wish we held on. REPEAT REFRAIN How could this love be in danger/Used to be so good, so right/To think, fate could make us strangers/Throw me into your arms tonight. REPEAT REFRAIN Written by R. Vannelli and R. Marx do Cheap Trick and Heart have in common? I know, my questions are too easy, especi= dly fo anyone who follows rock. However, for ]eaders who don t know, each group provided half the duet currently near the top of the charts, "Sur- render to Me." Ann Wilson and Robin Zander give us a hit that describes a relationship with problems. The couple in the song can't understand how their love could "be in danger," a love that "used to be so good, so right." They even wonder if "we've been together much too long," suggesting that length of time is what causes problems. Their plan to handle this crisis is for each of them just to give in to each other. Without ever dealing with the problems, each one wants the other to "surrender to me." Apparently they believe that this act of surrender will magically make everything right. Would you try to solve such a problem this way? Is this how a Christian should deal with other people, covering up problems and wishing them away? In this song, what is likely is that the good feels. the other refuses to follow "Let s forget about the past and who's to blame," Instead of forgettir g, what is needed is honest thought about how e ac  of them contributed to the hurt in the relationship. For example, sometimes individuals are not assertive about how they feel, and because of this are actually enabling the wrongs to continue. Such people often fail to tell the truth about how they feel because of fear of los- ing the relationship. When this is the case, the question must be faced, If I need to hide or disguise my feelings in order to have another's "love," just what kind of love is this? Every relationship, no matter how good or right, encounters problems. This will even happen in the best of marriages. If people honestly face what is happening, their difficulties can become a catalyst for new understanding and closeness. Don't surrender to your problems. Use them as ways to find a better relationship and a'better life. feeling of a reunion will cover up hurts and resent- Sung by Ann Wilson and Robin Zander ments for a while. Yet, the truth must be faced at Your comments are welcome always. Please Copyright [c) 1988 by Capitol Records Inc. some point, address them to: Chartie Martin, R.R. 3, Box I82, What would be more helpful would be for Rockport, Ind. 47635. Here's a quick quiz for pop music fans. What each person to tell the truth about what he or she Copyright (c) I989 by NC News Service I I I I I u I u I I II I I I I II I i -- "Have Faith'debuts April 18 on ABC By RICHARD H. HIRSCH USCC Dept. of Communication NEW YORK (NC) -- "Have Faith," a new sitcom series beginning Tuesday, April 18, .9:30-10 p.m. EDT on ABC, deals with' the lives of four priests in a downtown Chicago rectory. In the first episode, "The Teacher," we meet Msgr. MacKenzie (Joel Higgins, from "Silver Spoons"), a slightly ir- reverent young cleric; Father Edgar Turtle (Frank Hamilton}, an elderly priest from the "old school"; Father Vincent Paglia Ron Carey, from "Barney i Miller"}, the cost-conscious parish accountant; Father Gabriel Podmaniski (Stephen Furst, from "St. Elsewhere"}, a former Notre Dame tackle who was recently ordained; and the new secretary at the rectory (Francesca Roberts}, an avowed agnostic. The debut episode concerns Father Turtle's disciplining of a bratty sixth-grader (Jenny Lewis} whose parents threaten to sue the parish, a parishioner (Peggy Pope} who believes she is possessed by a demon who ravishes her as she sleeps, and the hiring of the new rectory I secretary who doesn't know the difference between a priest and a rabbi. "Have Faith," described by ABC as "an ecclesiastical ensemble comedy," is several cuts above recent, ill-fated series about priests. Both the talent and production values of the first episode make it better than passing escapist entertain- ment fare. While much of the humor -- male camaraderie -- could have as easily been set in a firehouse or a police station, "Have Faith" shows promise of ad- dressing real pastoral concerns of parish life from a light, Religious broadcasting highlights The following religious features Father Joe Brigner AM, Newburgh) "Daily broadcasting highlights were relating music to everyday Bread." Daily prayerful compiled from information life. scripture teachings based on supplied to the Message Every Sunday, 9 a.m. the daily Mass readings by office. (WBDC, 100.9 FM Father A1 Lauer, a Catholic Monday-Saturday, 11:30 Huntingburg-Jasper) priest from Cincinnati. a.m. and Monday-Friday, 5 "Religion in the News." Every Sunday, 6 a.m. p.m., {WVHI, 1330 AM, Provided by the Indiana { W B D C, 1 0 0.9 F M, Evansville} "Living His Council of Churches, this Huntingburg-Jasper} "The Word." 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This first show was not without its limitations, however. For example, some people may feel that religious figures simply do not belong in situation comedies. In a few instances, the rela- tionships between the four priests ring false. Whatever nor- mal frictions exist in most rec- tories -- which seldom are lucky enough to have four resi- dent priests -- the priests' put- downs of one another are neither as constant nor as sharp, and the Father Pod- maniski character is simply too much a buffoon to be credible. The producers tell us that they intend to take on the church's "controversial" issues in subsequent programs and to deal with sensitive subject mat- ter. How well remains to be seen. Nevertheless, "Have Faith" is endearing and its producers appear committed to exploring the extended family life in a rectory and how priests today relate to one another and to the parish community they serve. That just may be fun, and perhaps even a little uplifting and enlightening. 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The Accidental Tourist, A-III The Accused, O Beaches, A-III The 'Burbs, A-II Chances Are, A-III Chocolat, A-III The Dream Team, A-III Dream a Little Dream, A-III Iron Eagle H, A-II Rain Man, A-III Troop Beverly Hills, A-II iii ONE STOP Does It All ! . I Professionally   Finished Dry rJ .,,.._ Q' Coin Operated ilB Dry Cleaning Coin Operated Jim Clayton Laundry Ph. 476-1359 FABRIC Clayton CARE CENTER 1404-10 Wsh. Ave. Evansville