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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i i m ul i u i .i i i i i ii A : . @ meditation for the da s irom ': washed away/My foundations were made of By CHARLIE MARTIN clay./As my soul slides down to die/How could I Catholic News Service lose him/What did I try?/Bit by bit I'-ve real- ? ized/That he was here with me/And I MY FATHER'S EYES looked/Into my father's eyes. Sailing down behind the sun/Waiting for the prince to come/Praying for the healing rain/To restore my soul again/Just a poor lad on the "" :: run,/How did I get here/What have I done/When will all my hopes arise/How will I know it when I look/Into my father's eyes? (REPEAT REFRAIN) REFRAIN Into my father's eyes/My father's eyes/When I look in/My father's eyes/My father's eyes/My father's eyes. Then light begins to shine/I hear those ancient lullabies/And as I watch the seedling grow/Feel my heart start to overflow/Where do I find the words to say/How do I teach him/What do we play?/Bit by bit I've realized/That's when I need them/That's when I need/My father's eyes. (REPEAT REFRAIN) When the jagged edge appears/Through the dis- 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 by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Nightwatch" (Dimension) Edgy thriller in which a law student (Ewan McGregor) work- ing nights as a morgue attendant finds he's been framed for the murder of several prostitutes when an investigating detective (Nick Nolte) uncovers evidence tying him to the crimes Director Ole Bornedal sustains the pic- ture's ominous atmosphere and sense of dread until an implau- sible ending ruins its credibility. Some violence and rough lan- guage, sexual situations, brief corpse nudity and occasional profanity. The USCC classifica- Easter to here? What have I done? When will. all] arise?" Even in the face of his deepes might have questioned: "He I look into my father's eyes?" Maybe Jesus wondered if his fell short of what was expected of him. felt "like a bridge that was ing that "my foundations were made : :.. Written and su&g by Eric Clapton - Jesus always trusted. Copyright i998 by RepriseReords for the idnll,- utts, did doubt possibly ed States and WEA International for the world outside the United States. As I listened to Eric Clapton's new release, "My Father's Eyes," some of the lyrics still bring to mind Jesus' own passion and death on the cross. Even when the church focuses on his tri- umphant resurrection, our minds will always go back to the cross. For me, these lyrics offer food for thought -- a meditation -- for these weeks after Easter when the church continues to reflect upon the death and resurrection of Jesus. As Jesus hung dying on the cros's, those who loved him greatly could only watch and wonder what final earthly thoughts filled his mind. Perhaps he asked himself: "How did I get tion is A-Ill  adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Paulie" (DreamWorks) Frail comedy follows the mis- chievous misadventures of a wisecracking parrot (voice of Jay Mohr) who criss-crosses the country in search of the little girl who first owned him. Director John Roberts surrounds the talkative bird with good-heart- ed people (including Gena Rowlands and Tony Shalhoub) and one cardboard villain (Bruce Davison) in a sweet, col- orful story of modest appeal. A rude expression and a muttered instance of profanity. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rat- ing is PG  parental guidance suggested. "The Player's Club" (New Line) Cheap exploitation piece about a single mother (LisaRaye) work- ing her way through college as a nude dancer in the sleazy bar of the title. Written and directed by rap singer Ice Cube, the bogus story is little more than a trans- parent pretext for exhibiting nude dancers, a variety of sexu- al encounters and acts of vio- lence in and around the club. Visiting Nurse Plus, Inc. Supportive services that make a difference. VNP has provide a variety of supportive home health services to area families since 1982. Call us to review a video of our services. VISITING NURSE moment  through his consciousness abandoned by his Father? In his last breaths, Jesus' decision to totally surrender to the Father. moments that summed up his Jesus might have come to this thought, I've realized that he was here His spirit was home, and the Father and the Son was complete. As we move through the dayS season, let's take the opportunity vision of our relationship with our do you glimpse your Father's eyeS? Your comments are always welcome address: Charlie Martin, 7125W 200S, 47635. Princeton 108 N First Ave. (812) 385-3717 Evansville 610 E Walnut St. (812) 425-0853 Numerous sex scenes, nudity, violence including a rape, fre- quent rough language and occasional profanity. The USCC classification is O  morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R  restricted. "Sonatine" (Miramax) Violent Japanese tale of an aging, world-weary gangster (Takeshi Kitano) whose boss sends him to settle a mob turf war in a distant locale where he comes to realize he has been betrayed and turns to taking revenge on his former col- leagues. Also written and direct- ed by Kitano, the story centers on a series of bloody killings which are given a disturbingly comic edge until the proceed- ings culminate in a nihilistic bloodbath and suicide. Subti- tles. Much gory violence, sexu- al situations with fleeting nudi- ty and frequent rough language. The USCC classification is O morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Species II" (MGM) Pedestrian but gory sci-fi sequel in which an astronaut (Justin Lazard) returns from Mars unaware he is carrying an alien creature in his body which soon takes control, compulsive- ly mating wit h. after bearirg until the down by genberger). 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