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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i i .i . i i ii i May 3,1991 i Entertainment | II III I r q II I i i,i i i On the Record By (3tARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist i i I've Been Thinking About You We must have been stone crazy/When we parted, we were just friends/Because 1 miss you baby/And I got those feelings again/l guess I'm all confused about you/I feel so in love/What can I do? REFRAIN: I've been thinking about you I've been thinking about you I've been thinking about you I've been thinking about you Talking big with strangers/I watch you'walking up/She was my one temptation/But I did not want her to stay/Deep down I'm siill confused about you/Yes I am baby/I feel so in love/What can I do [Repeat refrain) What good is being here without you/I want to know/l feel so in love/What can I do? (Repeat refrain) Written and sung by London Beat Copyright (c} 1991 by MCA Records Inc. Did the group London Beat get named after their sense of rhythm? They sure keep the beat I I Taking time to talk about your feelings going in their hit "I've Been Thinking About You" The song describes a relationship filled with (:onfusion. The guy misses his past girlfriend. He knows that "when we parted, we were just Mends." Yet, "deep down l'-m still confused about you." He just can't stop "thinking about you." Sometimes an individual may not be certain what he or she wants from a relationship. Perhaps real attraction toward another is present. Yet, is a deeper romantic involvement what one really seeks'? Apparently, this is just the type of uncertainty that caused the separation for the couple in the song. "However, the guy now realizes that he feels "so in love," He asks, "What can I do?" If his former girlfriend is willing, it's time to start talking. Both of them can begin to examine their feelings of uncertainty and confusion. What do these feelings say about their past? Can they name those problems or disappointments that have influenced these confused feelings? At this point in the relationship, what does each of them want? Confusion need not be a permanent state if we take the time to talk through the feelings, To do this successfully, each person must genuinely listen to what the other is sharing. Honesty and acceptance must guide the way if this dialogue is II I to be helpful. For example, the other person may express conflicts or concerns that you do not want to face. This can surface hurts that have been ignored. Yet this very avoidange may be at the root of the confusion. Now is the time to bring as much as possible out into the open. If this can be accomplished without either person passing judgment on the other, the confusion may give way to a whole new level of understanding. Such communication is not easy. In fact, couples often benefit from involving an objective, third party, someone they both respect and trust. When we are discussing past hurts, any of us might become defensive. This third person can help us listen to what is being said, as well as ensure that what is being stated and the way it is expressed remain within the bounds of fairness. Being confused need not be a negative experience. Rather, see it as an invitation to discern deeper truths about oneself and/or a relationship. From this knowledge, a correct path for the future can be discerned. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address to: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.) i i i i i iii i i ii ii Bishop says TV movie is wrong By SR. MARY ANN WASLStt Catholic News Service WASItlNGTON (CNS) -- A made-for-TV movie airing May 6 wrongly makes the Diocese of Scranton, Pa., appear hesitant to help a fam- ily who felt their house was possessed by demons, said the bishop of Scranton. "We did the best we could with the information we had at the time," said Bishop James C. Timlin of Scranton commenting on "The Haunt- ed," which is to be broadcast on the Fox network. He spoke in a telephone interview after he read a review of the fihn, which por- trays Jack and Janet Sn]url, devout Catholics who were plagued by unexplained nois- es and even assaults by spir- its in their 100-year-old West Pittslon, Pa., home. In the review, Henry Herx, director of the U.S. Catholic Conference Ot'fice for Film and Broadcasting, said some viewers may find "the worst impression is that of the local bishop refusing to investigate the Smurls' appeals for exor- cism until it became front- page news." "Others will realize the Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc, FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. need for utmost caution in trea(/ng questions of diaboli- cal possession," Herx said. In the movie, a priest sug- gests to Mrs. Smurl that the church prefers to ignore such matters as evil spirits because they are ridiculed by modern society. Bishop Timlin objected to that portrayal. "We get lots of requests for things like this," said Bishop Timlin. Many come from the people who are mentally ill, he said. The movie "wild stir up a lot more of these things." The Fox movie is based on the 1988 book, "The Haunt- ed," written by journalist Robert Curran will] the Smurls and parapsy(:hologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. "File book recounts events hal)pen- ing to the Smurls after they moved into their West Pittston house in 1973. 11] 1986, the Smurls met the Warrens and t)ecame the cen- ter of publicity which forced then] to move a year later. KNOX COUNThl SEED COMPANY VINCENNf-S i A(:cording to the book, the home was exorcised three times with no success by a priest of the Catholic Tradi- tionalist Movement, then Father Robert F. McKenna, from Monroe, Conn., who is now a bishop. The Catholic Traditionalist Movement broke away from the Catholic Church in 1964 to protest reforms instituted by the Second Vatican Coun- cil. The Fox movie marks the second time in little more than a month that Catholics and exorcisms have heel] fea- tured on network television. On April 5 ABC's "20/20" broadcast a rite of exorcism performed on a 16-year-old. : i i :00chnitztlbank RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN DELICIOUS GERMAN FOOD PR/ME R}B CHARBROILED STEAK COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN SEAFOODS SALAD BAR BANOUET ROOM FOR PRIVATE PARTIES FOR ALl, YOUR CA TERING NEEDS, CAl`L [482.2640] Hwy 162 S. 393 3rd Ave., Jasper, IN i i im DONUT BANK Co.,,, 9.=t" 5 Convenient Locations I II II i i i i i i L, l,ee ] Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street [ : : Washington, IN 254-3612 I Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. I Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling I Installation Sales & Service [ 422-9242 ] OperaledbyMicbaelandPatricia Koch 2210 N. 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