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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I ii i i Entertainment May 22, 1992 On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service Columnist MONEY DON&apos;T MATTER One more card and it's 22/Unlucky for him to make it/He never had respect for money it s true/That's why he never waitsht's why he never has enough To treat his lady right/He just pushes her away in a huffand says/Money don't matter tonight. (REFRAIN) Money don't matter tonight/Sure didn't matter yesterday/Just when you think you got more than enough/That's when it allup and flies away[that's when you find that you are better offfMaking sure your soul is all right/Because money didn't matter yesterday/And it sure don't matter tonight. Look, here is a cool investment/They are telling him that he just can't lose/So he goes out and tries to find !a father/But all he finds are users/All he finds are ;)snakes in any color/And in any nationality and sight/Seems like the only thing he can t do/Is iust :roll his eyes .and say ,r .... {IEAT REFRAIN} Where your treasure is your heart will be also (REPEAT REFRAIN} Written and Sung by Prince Copyright {c) 1992 by Warner Bros, Some of Prince's music I like and some I don't. One song that caught my attention is his re- cent release off the "Diamonds and Pearls" disc. "Money Don't Matter." The song asks us to evaluate our lifestyle. Should we follow society's emphasis on the im- portance of material wealth? Beyond this, Prince criticizes how government is w/'lling to risk young lives in order to supply the resources necessary to fuel our current lifestyle. The song raises the question of spiritual well- being. Whether it be one's personal use of money or a country's decision about war and violence, Prince suggests that "you are better off making sure your soul is all right." ,, This line reminds me of Jesus' warning that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. These words focus on the soul quality of How generous are you with your personal fi- ,, nonces? Do you set aside a certain percentage t he] p others in need? Do you volunteer to help pay part of family expenses? As for material possessions, each i,':[ needs to resist society's dogma that  !!:! ter. Possessions are meant to make our lives :"::| more enjoyable. Yet we need to question what :'i.ii ! brings true and lasting joy Too often we are om,..i couraged to fill up voids in our hearts by put- ::'i chasing more stuff, Before buying something, ask yourself if you really neecl it. Even a new car won t make up for a lack of friendship and emotional caring from those most important in our lives, if: !:!] Finally, you can be clear about resisting :! any appeal to use violence. Jesus was one of .: hist9ry's greatest teachers on the non-violent way of life, To follow him is to uphold every human being's dignity by practicing respect, ;: tolerance and understanding. This is one song where I ver.y nmch personal integrity, with Prince, We can listen to Hey, nowimaybe We co uuld-find afiood reasonJTo ...... integrity, We can make those choices ::::i!i send a child on to war/be wna[ i[ we are controuing m jesus view. no possessmn, no ease or o.. s.,.o ... . :i:il all the oil/Js it worth a child dying for?JIsit worth lifestyle, no victory over a so-called enemy is ever  " * u.. .... . . :.| it?A long lffeis what we lilje forfrhen a.long life worth the price of one's spiritual integrity.. ,, . .......  will come to pass/An, ything is better than the picture Each of us can aspire to live in a way that { Your commems are mways welcome. 4 ofa child/Ina cmud of gas/And you think you got it promotes spiritual well-being. Please address: Charlie Matin, RR 3, Box:ii!4:il bad.. . For example, consider your use of money. 182, Rockport, IN 47635,) .... .:_ i i ii 'America's Most Wanted' host still mourns murdered son By SR. MARY ANN WALSH Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) "America's Most Wanted" celebrated its 200th capture in May. But for John Walsh, host of the Fox television series, which airs Friday nights, 8-9 p.m. Eastern time, that cap- ture couldn't lessen the pain that led him to his work: the murder of his 6-year-old son, Adam, who was kidnapped from a Florida shopping mall in 1981. "I still have as big a wound," said Walsh. "I am doing a life sentence for Adam's murder." Adam's killer wasn't caught, but others have been thanks to the series which recreates crimes and urges viewers to call in tips for po- lice. Citizens average 3,000 calls per week to the show using its toll-flee number, 1- 800-CRIME-92. and lhe pro- gram has led to the capture of 42 percent of the criminals profiled. In an interview in Wash- ington, Walsh recalled his youth in a Catholic home, where his father, also named Adam, was active in the Knights of Columbus and his parish Holy Name Society. Walsh himself attended St. Mary's parish school and the now-closed Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Auburn N.Y. His wife, Reve, is Protes- tant, he said, but their chil- dren, Meghan and Callaghan, are being raised Catholic. "We all go to Sunday Mass, even Reve goes," said Walsh. who cited her "deep-seated faith." Their faith was tried when Adam was kidnapped and de- capitated in the summer of '81.. "It shook us to the roots of our religious beliefs," said Walsh, who wondered how God could allow this evil to exist. "I went through a terrible grieving process," he said. Comfort came from the coroner he went to see  about burying Adam's remains. Walsh recalled him saying, "You can either choose to let this take you down and evil will have won, or you can try to make sure it doesn't." Walsh and his wife began lobbying, successfully, for a measure passed in 1982 that allowed names of missing children to be entered into the FBI's National Crime In- formation Computer as well as 1984 legislation that estab- lished the National Center tar Missing and Exploited Chil- d ran. The couple also founded the Adam Walsh Child Re- source Center for public edu- cation on child safely and legislative reform. The 1983 NBC television movie "Adam" and its 1986 sequel, "Adam: His Song Continues," led to Walsh's hosting "America's Most Wanted." Walsh said his work helps him feel Adam "didn't die in vain" and that maybe he can "prevent another Adam somewhere from dying." 1,500 pack church for Marlene Dietrich's funeral PARIS (CNS) -- Nearly 1,500 friends, family mem- bers and admirers gathered in Paris to bid a tearful farewell to cinema's ultimate femme fatale, Marlene Dietrich, at a traditional Catholic funeral. The seductive German-born blonde, whose husky voice, high cheekbones and long legs fascinated screen audi- ences for 60 years, died May 7 at her Paris apartment, i.:.'%:whge, she had spent her twi- ;:.,: liar:years as adiSabled and cash-strapped recluse. Miss Dietrich was 90 years old. "Everyone knew her life as an artist of film and song, and her strong and tough stands," said the priest officiating at the May 14 funeral at Madeleine Church. "She lived like a soldier and would have liked to be buried like a soldier." Four pallbearers carried Miss Dietrich's coffin, draped in a Frehch flag, to the,fr" ', " " i " in the church. A wreath of white lilies and pink and yellow roses from President Francois Mit- terrand was laid at the altar. The German and Russian am- bassadors and envoys from the United States and Britain were present. Miss Dietrich's body was to be flown in a regularly sched- uled Lufthansa flight to Berlin, where she was to be buried alongside her mother in a private ceremony. " . . .:;:: The work "breaks my heart," and "it makes me angry," he said. "There are certain people who hunt women and chil- dren," he said. "Men and women must hunt them and stop them from hurting other people." He struggles with the Gospel admonition to turn the other cheek, he said. "All the principles of the Catholic religion are abso- lutely right," said Walsh. But "it's hard to subscribe to the gentle nature of the Catholic religion when tlie reality is you almost have to be a war- rior of sorts to survive." Walsh said the series has comforted people, citing in particular its showing a photo of a girl murdered by James Charles Stark and buried in an unmarked grave. Tips from the series led police to Stark. "I knew somebody was looking for this little girl," Walsh said. After the series showed a morgue photo of the 19-year- old, he said, there were calls from 20{} sets of parents whose daughters were miss- ing. The girl was identified and her family no longer had to search for her. "It ended their torture," said Walsh. The show also has led to recovering missing children, including 5-year-old Nicole o veils Ravesi in 1990, wh '-od found along with her a lle kidnapper. Walsh said he doesn't lorlg to catch Adam's killer. 'There just never vas enough evidence "he said, rl "I don't lust ,,, be" vengeance," he added, l.bS: lieve ou work through [,,I  ". Y ....... t ,otU": svstem lie sale. - e::  " , ,"let "' like to see Adam s 1<I1 , b0<. bought to justice, bu! t iic 8 lieve if he doesn't get l.uthe: in this life, he'll get it Vl , next." The death of their child Pe t:: pressure on the WalsheS z" year marriag..e . ,ali ve For a while, "all you,, said: in common is the griel: ,, b0 Walsh "It was a struggl; tho said, "but we believ.a e, vg institution of marriag .,. loved each other, tried tt:d ture each other." He au, 0 that "we still battle" to ' " together, who  Adam's siblings, born after he died, ,,knOV/' about him," Walsh said. had "Callaghan wishes he id. an older brother," Wals,h s'io "They know her.ha0 heaven," he added. ".IVleaid was the first one wt}.o;o Adam was a star in le_. s to and Callaghan always sly r os, me "He's looking out w Dad."' "I believe it," said "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" Miller & Miller ::. ...... 424"9274 .-,,,,