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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record-- Manipulation and melodrama in music BREATHE AGAIN would surely fall apart/And I pathy. , .... . :  ,r , If I never feel you/In my arms again/If I never feel/Your ten- der kiss again/If I never hear/I love you now and then/Will I I never make love/To you once again/Please understand/If love ends/Then I promise youJI promise you/That I shall never breathe again/Breathe again/Breathe again/That I shall never breathe again/Breathe again And I can't stop thinking about/About the way things used to be/And I can't stop think- ing about/About the love that you made to me And I can't get you outta my head/How in the world will I begin/To let you walk right out of my life/And blow my heart away And I can't stop caring about/About the apple of my eye/And I can't stop doing without/Without the center of my life/And I can't get you outta my head/And I know I can't pretend/That I won't die if you decide/You won't see me again By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST i can't get you outta of my mind/'Cause I know I can't deny it And I would die if you decide you/Won't see me again Written by Babyface Sung by Toni Braxton Copyright (c) 1993 by ECAF/Sony Songs Inc. (BMI) When it comes to romance, apparently pop music just can't be too melodramatic. That's my conclusion based on Toni Braxton's hit, "Breathe Again." The drama arises from the song's character who states: "I would die if you decide you won't see me again." For her, "If love ends, then I promise you ... that I shall never breathe again." Perhaps these words reflect how devastated she feels about the possible loss of the romance. Yet we don't have to express emotions in such a manipulative manner to be clear about what we're feeling. The song's situation raises a question about how to respond to others when they attempt to manipulate us with their feelings. What should you do if someone tries to change your decisions by voicing his or her emotional reactions? In such a situation, first remember that you are never responsible for what another feels. Car- ing individuals empathize with what another is experiencing. However, taking responsibility for what another feels goes beyond the limits of em- And I can't stop thinking abouUAbout the way my life would be/No I can't stop thinking about/How could your love be leaving me/And I can't get you outta of my mind/God knows how hard I tried/And if you walk right out of my life/God knows I'd surely die/And I can't stop doing without/Without the rhythm of my heart/No, I can't stop doing without/For I CTNA: What's available  Parish resources being transmitted on the Catholic Telecommunications  Network of America include the follow- ing: Catechetical Formation--What Catholics Believe; Dimensions: Conver- CTNA sations in Catechesis; RCIA: Liturgical Catechesis; and Creative Catechesis. Prayer and Spirituality---Guide- lines for Growing Spiritually Mature; Channel of Peace. Children's Programming--Sacred Heart Kids' Club (Spanish and English); The Gospel according to St. Bernard. Scripture Studies: Introduction to St. Paul; The Sunday Scriptures. Self Improvement--Preaching; (Destinos Learning Span- ish). CTNA programs are transmitted on Ku-Band, Satellite SBS 6, Transponder 13. For more information, contact Paul R. Leingang, Office of Communications, Diocese of Evansville, (812) 424-5536 or (800) 637-1731. Or call (800) 432 CTNA. I Wo of Life Abortion has become the "safety ualve'-allowing men, and so- ciety itself, to abandon pregnant women to face their problems a/one." .... ; , Juii,e Loe sch IIII I I I WE'RE YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR LOW COST AUTO INSURANCE Independent Agent Many companies to choose from 79 years of experience JAMES A. NIEMEIER Mater Dei Class of '69 INSURANCE AGENCY 464-5993 &L0000ope Mo=tenonce00 vice esioentlal & Commercial Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Lawn Fertilizer and Weed Control Available Featuring Scotts lawn care products. Shrub trimming and mulch application Call today for free estimate. Evansville & Newburgh Areas FIRST MOWING PRICE 812-422-7834 or 1-800-255-4464. We can be understanding toward d persoh being hooked into trying to fix his or her Rather, acknowledge and validate which are important to the other ings relate to your decisions or actions, this person to seek support from others. When your decision is based on something need to do for yourself, don't give up take care of the other's pain. Such you of appropriately responding and thus is likely to leave you feeling easy about the relationship. In this song, the manipulation is as I know, no one ever died by attempting to or her breath. "" But most manipulations are more subtle. we do not realize that we've been later when we check out our feelings tion. However, it's not too late. Go back to the' dividual and share your perception about occurred. Do this in a caring way. self-righteousness. If you intend to stay in the relationship, other individual to work with you to ....... non-manipulative responses for the future At times, we all give to the extent that we can recognize can grow more honest and respectful ..... Where respect grows, love will thrive. (Your comments are always address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box. port, IN 47635.) Mater Dei staging 'You're a Good Man Charlie By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer This week, When Mater Dei High School offers its spring production, it's offering more than a cartoon. It's offering a philosophy of life. Director Jayne Hobgood said the play, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," offers a look at the "human condition. It's Charlie Brown's philosophy of life." Cast members include Bernie Schmitt, Matt Schmitt, Alex Zenthoefer, Tom Kirsch, Sarah Kirsch, Dawn Baum- gart, Missi Canada, Emily Lif- tick, Krysti Kite, Becky Will and Amy Schenk. Lynn Batema is stage man- ager and Tony Scheller is as- sistant stage manager. Members of the Mater Dei orchestra who are providing music for the production in- clude Jim Griese, Sarah Kores- sel, Elizabeth Verkamp, Mark Decamp and Maisy Pritchard. Linda Palmer and Jerry Grannan are musical directors. Bob Fischer of St. Philip built 15 cubes which will be in- terchanged throughout the production and serve as the set. The play will be held April 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 at 2 p.m. All perfor- mances are at St. Benedict School Auditorium, 530 S. Har- lan, Evansville. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. :. ..... Cast members of Mater Dei's prt Good Man Charlie Brown" include, Kite, Becky Will, second row, Sarah Tom Kirsch, Emily Lifflck, third row, Bernie Schmitt, and, back row, Dawn -- Message photo bY ]1