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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record CLOSER TO FREE All 'free' choices have consequences Everybody wants to live/Like they wanna live/Everybody wants to love/Like they wanna love/Everybody wants to be/Closer to free/Everybody wants respect/Just a little bit/Ev. erybody needs a chance/Once in a while/Every- body wants to be/Closer to free/Everybody one/Everybody two/Everybody free/Everybody needs to touch,/You know/Now and then/Every- body wants a good friend/Everybody wants to be/Closer to free By CHARLIE MARTIN Written by Llanas/Neumann Sung by BoDeans Copyright (c) 1993 by Llamann Music (ASCAP)/Slash Records Would your life be different if you were more free? That's my question after listening to the BoDeans' "Closer to Free." The word "free" suggests different things to dif- ferent people. The song says that "everybody wants to live like they wanna live; everybody wants to love like they waLna love." That is how some people conceive of freedom. Another idea of freedom is asso- ciated with political rights. Thus, we speak of living in a "free" country, having certain individual rights protected by law. Sometimes freedom is thought to mean living without restrictions or limits. But that is really an illusion. For with freedom come consequences. We cannot say we are free if we are unwilling to live " with the consequences of the choices we make. Denying that our choices and actions have con- sequences doesn't make them disappear. Our lives are constructed of what we choose. If we don't like what is happening in our lives, perhaps it is time to re-examine our choices. For example, if you are dissatisfied with your grade point average and wonder if it will limit your choice of colleges, look at your study effort. Clearly, you are free to work harder at your studies or not. Sure, it might be more appealing to spend the evening on the phone with friends, but ,, have a test tomorrow? Then the question becomes: W1 more? Most likely you won't be able both at length and study to do well on the test. free to choose, but you are not free  : : of.your choice. This same idea also applies to (:,nsider your relationship with your are free to keep or break promises made But the choices you make about this will the quality of the relationship you your parents. Good relationships mutual trust. You are free to destroy or Even when we think we are free of limits or consequences. If you want like you want to live, first reflect on the conse" quences of living that.way. Will the sults be what you desire? Will the your choices and actions enhance your ......... , (Your comments are always dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, 4 7635.) ....... At the movies: Current capsule reviews II COMMUNICATION IN 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). "Captives" (Miramax) Angry and confused over her divorce from an unfaithful hus- band, a woman (Julia Ormond) begins working as a dentist in a London prison, where she soon falls into a passionate af- fair with a lonely inmate (Tim Roth) who can't protect her from being blackmailed by a fellow prisoner. Director An- gela Pope sets up the situation credibly enough, but has trou- ble sustaining the risky ro- mance which follows, then turns the ending into a conven- tional thriller. Some nasty vio- lence, a fairly graphic sex scene and occasional rough language. The USCC classifi- cation is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "The Craft" (Columbia) Cliche-ridden horror clunker in which four Catholic high school girls-turned-witches (led by Fairuza Balk) cast evil spells on classmates until one of the quartet (Robin Tunney) tries to stop them from doing further harm. Directed by An- drew Fleming, the occult non- sense employs thousands of snakes and maggots, though some of the spells have deadly results. Stylized violence, brief sexual innuendo, several crade expressions and an instance of rough language as well as pro- fanity. The USCC classifica- tion is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- re- stricted. "Mulholland Falls" (MGM- UA) Investigating the bizarre murder of a call girl (Jennifer Connelly) with whom he had once had a brief affair, a 1950s Los Angeles detective (Nick Nolte) runs up against a covert government conspiracy to con- ceal the facts in the case. Di- rector Lee Tamahori's stylish melodrama is rich in period at- mosphere but the weak plot is derivative of 1974's "China- town" without the benefit of its intelligent screenplay. Recur- ring brutal violence, several bedroom scenes with nudity, frequent profanity and mini- mal rough language. The USCC classification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R  re- stricted. "The Pallbearer" (Mira- max} Comic misfire about a well- meaning wimp (David Schwim- mer) who's persuaded to eulo- gize a high school classmate he doesn't even remember, then is seduced by the deceased's grief-stricken mother (Barbara Hershey), though he's only in- terested in wooing a former classmate (Gwyneth Paltrow). Directed by Matt Reeves, the script gives trite treatment to the personal crossroads faced by the title character and his twenty-something pals. Fleet- ing bedroom scenes, recurring profanity and an instance of 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. "The Quest" (Universal) Set in 1928 Tibet, a skilled street fighter (Jean-Claude Van Damme) competes in a world martial-arts champi- -onship as his suave con man manager (Roger Moore) plots to steal the first prize -- a .... solid-gold dragon. Also directed by Van Damme, the result is little more than a series of bone-crunching bouts sur- rounded by a flimsy plot with one-dimensional characters. Recurring martial-arts vio- lence and an instance of pro- fanity. The USCC classifica- tion is A-III -- adults.-The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- par- ents are strongly cautioned that some material may be in- appropriate for children under 13. "The Substitute" (Orion) Formula action thriller in which a between-jobs military mercenary (T tames an school class, then gang of drug the school as erations. Directe( Mandel, the go through quired by a vig lence and nude dancers rough langU classification offensive. The R -- restricted. (! - T F s Box 68 • Montgomery, Donald J. Traylor President DUBOIS COUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Member FDIC YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK PRINCIPAL Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, is establishing a president-principal administrative model and is looking for a principal to assume direction and supervision of the teaching-learning process, related activities, and day-to-day operations of the school. We are an archdiocesan school serving the needs of 570 students from a diverse and supportive local community• Applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics with administrative experience On the secondary level and eligible for licensing under Indiana requirements• All inquiries and information should be directed to the: Office of Catholic Education Attn: Bishop Chatard Search Process P.O. Box 1410 indianapolis, IN 46206 (317) 236-1430 Position Available Catholic Elementary School • Spirit School Holy 1760 S. Lodge Avenue Evansville, IN 47714 Starting date is AuguSt Salary commensurate and experienc@ Candidate must be Catholic and valid Indiana Elem License. For an application please Ms. Phyllis Director of Schools, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, In (812)424-5536 Application deadline ;. i?,