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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Love goes unseen (REPEAT FIRST VERSE TWICE) By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE If you could only see/The way that she loves me/Then maybe you would understand/Why I feel this way/About our love/And what I must do./If you could only see/How blue her eyes can be/When she says/When she says/She loves me. Well you got your reasons/And you got your lies/And you got your manipulations/They cut me down to size/Saying you love but you don't/You give your love but you won't. (REPEAT FIRST VERSE) Seems the road less traveled/Shows happiness unraveled/And you got to take/A little dirt/To keep what you love/That's what you gotta do/Saying you love but you don't/You give your love but you won't/You're stretching out your arms/to something that's/Just not there/Saying you love where you stand/Give your heart when you can. Written by Emerson Hart Sung by Tonic Copyright (c) 1996 by PolyGram Records Inc., EMI Blackwood Music/EM and M Music Publishing (BMI) A reader in Evansville, Ind., sent me these touch- ing comments about the new chart hit from Tonic, "If You Could Only See." She wrote: "I am a divorced mother with only one son. I know by my son's words and actions that I am talked bad about by my son's father and the father's family. I want my son to know that I think about him all the time and that I love him very much. Every time I hear Tonic's 'If You Could Only See,' I can't help but think of my son." Her words witness to the power of music. Music helps us recognize and release the feelings stored in our hearts. Clearly, the song is not addressing a mother-son relationship. Yet, what a song describes and how it affects a listener can be two different things. The song makes the point that love is not always noticed by others. Sometimes, what we give by car- ing is not appreciated. As the woman's letter says, we can't control how THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN "., o 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). "Chinese Box" (Trimark) Disjointed pastiche of scenes from the unhappy life of a dying British reporter (Jeremy Irons) in Hong Kong on the eve of the Crown Colony's return to Chinese sovereignty. Directed by Wayne Wang. The use of the dying reporter as a mbtaphor for the end of British rule only gets in the way of what is essen- tiaUy an impressionistic picture of Hong Kong as a cultural crossroads of East and West which its new rulers will likely find as puzzling as American viewers. Sexual situations and I I If some rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Homegrown" (TriStar) Dreary tale of three dope- heads (Hank Azaria, Billy Bob Thornton and Ryan Phillippe) who unwittingly promise to sell their murdered boss' marijuana crop to both a dealer and to the mob. Director Stephen Gyllen- haM's lurching mix of supposed comedy, drama and suspense is an abysmal failure which treats drug sales as a highly profitable lark. Stylized violence, sexual encounters, brief nudity, benign attitude toward substance abuse and other criminal activity as well as much rough language and profanity. The USCC classi- fication is O  morally offen- sive. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "The Horse Whisperer" (Touchstone) When a 14-year-old girl (Scar- lett Johansson) is seriously injured in a gruesome accident which traumatizes her beloved horse, her career-driven mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) enlists the help of a Montana horse healer (Robert Redford) with \\; TRUCK AND TRAILER SALES IO( STATE H%nt " 57 EVANSVILLE, IN 47732 [ I I I I II I II I I II I I I IIII III I I iii I ii I I III I I whom the mother falls in love during the long healing process. Also directed by Redford, with a stress on the calming effects the spectacular rural setting has on the troubled characters, the sensitively observed drama makes a moral point while exploring painful adult and par- ent-child relationships. A gory vehicular accident, mild sexual innuendo and a few instances of profanity. The USCC classifica- tion is A-II  adults and ado- lescents. The MPAA rating is PG-13  parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for chil- dren under 13. "Lawn Dogs" (Strand) Disturbing tale in which a 10- year-old girl (Mischa Barton) stubbornly seeks out the friend- ship of a dirt-poor 21-year-old laborer (Sam Rockwell) but their innocent relationship is misunderstood by vicious adults, with tragic results. Director John Duigan delivers a darkly manipulative drama of class prejudices which stacks the deck by pitting an entire community against a brash but i JOHN MANGIN Owner The Decorating Corner 21 East South Washington, IN 47501 Btiness: 254-7794 Home: 234-3087 Illll II Ill 486-3977 Just off Hwy. 50 in Montgomery, IN All You Care To Eat Buffet Dining . FAMILY STYLE DINING AND A LA CARTE BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE PRE-ARRANGED AMISH TOURS FLEA MARKET EVERY TUES. & WED. Browse The Village Shops Every Monday Seniors receive 15% off! I I I I iii ii iii . i I i i another person experiences our gift. woman has no [ her. Yet, I-want teens to always creates good. It may not tion with another that you desire, but never is just lost effort and energy. Let's say you really care about to support him or her in positive ways. time, you want to date this pe she is just not interested in more You might feel like saying, Probably you will feel disa: er, choosing to continue caring abou t means accepting his or her decision Naturally, this does not mean ing altogether. You can still ing a friend of the first person ..... As Christians, we try to live as believe that love makes a difference, 1 believe that love is the Yes, there will be times in loving 'will say to ourselves, "If you .... still go on loving. Your COIIlmglIts are always z Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rocort,. / well-meaning youth. Sexual sit- uations, some full nudity, scat- tered violence and intermittent profanity as well as rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is A-IV  adults, with reserva- tions. Not rated by the MPAA. "Little Men" (Legacy) Uneven tale of an 1871 Boston street urchin (Michael Caloz) who makes great progress in a rural boarding school until his scrappy city pal (Ben Cook) turns up and causes severe problems for the dedicated cou- ple (Mariel Hemingway and Chris Sarandon) who run the school. Directed by Rodney Gibbons from Louisa May Alcott's novel, the dramatiza- tion does well in re-creating the look and feel of the period but fails to bring any fresh insights to the sentimental story and its sentimentalized characters. A bloody fist fight, a dangerous game with a knife and a few -  )! curse fication is adolescentS. is PG  pa gested. ,'Quest Animated a a blind Arthur (voi nan) from of Gary ( powers Du Chan, numerous on a Camelot, changes from a ian city into democracy Stonehenge" violence and The [I  adults The eral audienceS" industrial, X/OUR FAMIB/ ! 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