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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Good friends pay attention And I can't see the promise of/Excuses you fall upon/So I pray to God not holding on/To things you By CHARLIE MARTIN left undone Catholic New Service (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) FIVE CANDLES (YOU WERE THERE) A promise or a dare/I would jump if/I knew you'd catch me./Staring over the edge/I can't tell/If you'll be here for me. I close my eyes/And make a wish/Turn out the lights/And take a breath/Pray that when/The wish is burned/You would say that/It's all about love REFRAIN You were there/When I needed you/You were there/When the skies broke wide,/Wide open/You were there/When I needed you/You were there/when I needed you You were never here I remember you said/Love was more/Than your good intentions Empty boxes on the floor/Things I never asked you for/I pray that when/The wick is burned/you would say that/It's all about love (REPEAT REFRAIN) You were there when I/You were there when I/You were there when I needed Written by Dan Haseltine, Steve Mason, Matt Odmark, Charlie Lowell Sung by Jars of Clay Copyright (c) 1997 by Bridge Building Music/Pogo- stick Music (BMI), 1997 by Essential Records Jars of Clay is back on Billboard's charts with "You Were There." The group is one of today's most .successful in Christian rock. This current hit is off their recent "Much Afraid" disc. The song's lyrics are enigmatic. However, the refrain makes a clear claim: "You were there when I needed you." Few statements are more telling of what true friendship means. A willingness to pause from one's activities and genuinely notice what is going on in another's life is one way we can be there for a friend. [,earning how to recognize the clues to hurt and discouragement is an important part of being a friend. Do you notice anything different about your friend's behavior? Especially, does your friend seem more boisterous or quiet than usual? Do you see any occasional rough language. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- par- USCC classification is A-IV -- ents are strongly cautioned that adults, with reservations. The some material may be inappro- MPAA rating is R -- restricted, priate for children under 13. "Deep Impact" (Paramount) Low-voltage disaster movie focuses on a TV network anchor (Tea Leoni) and a teen astrono- my buff (Elijah Wood) after the president (Morgan Freeman) announces that a manned space- craft (headed by Robert Duvall) has failed to deflect a huge comet from its deadly collision course with the Earth. Directed by Mimi Leder, the spectacular special effects are brief and fleeting while the personal stories are contrived and schmaltzy. A mas- sive natural catastrophe, suicidal and sexual references, occasion- al profanity and an instance of rough language. The USCC clas- sification is A-Ill -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13-- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "A Friend of the Deceased" (Sony Classics) Glum comic tale set in Kiev, i i iii i ii Better Safe Than Sorer Rd., E,  497 -8660 COMMUNICATION NEW YORK (CNS) w The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the (USCC Office) for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Artemisia" (Miramax) Melodramatic French produc- tion based on the life of 17th-cen- tury Italian artist Artemisia Gen- tileschi (Valentina Cervi), who at age 17 falls in love with the painter (Miki Manojlovic) hired to give her drawing lessons until her father discovers them in bed, her lover is sentenced to prison for rape and she goes off on her own to start her painting career. Writer-director A.gnes Meflet changes the historical record of the 1612 rape trial into an upbeat feminist romance which turns Artemisia into a modem woman breaking with the artistic and moral conventions of her time. Subtitles. Several fairly graphic sex scenes, some nudity and "Black Dog" (Universal) Contrived action thriller in which an ex-con truck driver (Patrick Swayze) is coerced into transporting assault weapons across state lines while pursued by murderous hijackers and federal agents. Directed by Kevin Hooks, the result is stan- dard TV-movie fare. Intermit- tent violence, occasional pro- fanity and an instance of rough language. The USCC classifica- tion is A-Ill  adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 m par- ents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappro- priate for children under 13. harmful behavior, like use of alcohol br Does your friend seem to care primary responsibilities, like sc A valued friend also is not quick er. When you ask another what is going on her life, accept what is shared. Do not perspective offered, eVen if it you. Listen. Affer hearing your friend all the way inquire if he or she has ideas on how current situation. Try to be hopeful withou! ing the pain that this person feels. Be careful about giving advice. offer none unless directly asked. Even the; cover what the other has painfulsituations cannot be fixed, but they I faced and eventually healed. Sometimes, the most imp is simply to be a caring, consistent one who is willing to sit with the pain. ': Much good can be accomF reach out to other teens. No most teens experience episodes of h agement. Be the caring presence of God for those your friends. Be sure they can say, ,'You when I needed you." ZIEMER Funeral Homes ' i i1| Four Convenient Locations "Clockwatchers" (BMG) Office drama in which four temporary secretaries bond, then are gradually torn apart when they come under suspi- cion after other employees' per- sonal items begin disappearing. Director Jill Sprecher's character study proceeds sluggishly but succeeds in exploring the frus- trations of being treated as a dis- posable corporate cog. Sexual references, petty thievery, a few profanities and an instance of rough language. The USCC clas- sification is A-III  adults. The EAST CHAPEL 800 S. HEBRON AVENUE Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, i the real andre proves depiction caricature, incessant frequent classification: Ukraine, where an unemployed translator (Alexandre Lazarev) who has hired a hit man to kill him changes his mind but cannot cancel the contract so hires yet another hit man to kill the first one, Director Vyacheslav Krishto- fovich creates grim social satire from the economic instability in post-communist Ukraine, which is seen as having left ordinary people adrift without a moral compass. Subtitles. Brief violence, fleeting nudity and sexual situa- tions. The USCC classification is A-III  adults. The MPAA rating is R  restricted. "The Hanging Garden" (Goldwyn) Pretentious Canadian clunker " about a homosexual (Chris Leavins) who returns home after a 10-year absence to attend his sister's wedding, then wallows icles a between a (Tommy I impetuo us Smith) Von and much sexist in painful recollections of his ty, abusive childhood and unhap- quent py adolescence. Writer-director uSCC Them Fitzgerald paints an ugly adults, picture of a wildly dysfunction- al Irish Catholic family in pic- turesque Nova Scotia but the intercutting of past and present, - comta MPAArati! Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 00Tbe,S astbof 486-3977 Just off Hwy. 50 in Montgomery, IN All You Care To Eat FAMILY STYLE BANQUET PRE.ARRANGED FLEA MARKET EVERY Browse The Village Every Monday seniors S