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8 May : The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record--- A song with a balanced view of love- BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES You're my peace of mind/In this, crazy world/You're everything I've tried to find/Your love is a pearl/You're my Mona Lisa/You're my rainbow sky/And my only prayer/Is that you realize/You'll always be beautiful/In my eyes The world will turn/And the seasons will change/And all the lessons we will learn/Will be beautiful and strange/We'll have our fill of tears/Our share of sighs/My only prayer is that you realize/You'll always be beautiful/In my eyes (REFRAIN) You'll always be beautiful/In my eyes/And the passing years will show/That you will always grow/The more beautiful in my eyes When there are lines upon my face/From a lifetime of smiles/When the time goes to em- brace/For one long last ride/We can laugh about it/How time really flies/We won't say goodbye/Because true love never dies/You'll " always be beautiful/In my eyes iii Written and Sung by: Joshua serve as a catalyst to resurface the pain that we have (REPEAT REFRAIN) Kadison Copyright (c) 1993 by SBK Records I suspect that Joshua Kadi- son's "Beautiful in My Eyes" will soon be heard at lots of weddings. Off the same CD as Kadison's first hit, "Jessie," the song clearly describes the potential within ro- mantic love. The song's character speaks of the goodness he finds in his romance. He understands that as time passes there will be "lessons" to learn. Surely, he and the woman he loves will have their "fill of tears" and "share of sighs." Yet, he tells her: "My only prayer is that you realize you'll always be beautiful in my eyes." What I like about this song is its balance. Most of today's pop music makes romantic love into something that it is not -- a magic elixir cur- ing all of life's problems. Such an idea misrepre- sents the genuine ways love can affect our lives. A much more helpful and realistic approach is to see how love relationships become teachers and guides for our lives. Let me explain. All of us enter romance with a variety of past hurts. Many times our pain has been pushed outside conscious awareness. Since every rela- tionship, no matter how good or healthy, eventu- ally encounters problems, these very difficulties hidden away within us. Consequently, one's romance can become a :  guide for rediscovering the ways you need to heal, However, such a perspective requires the sight that the current hurt is a needed .... us. Too often, we immediately blame the other per:: son for what is hurting us. We fail to see what is being mirrored back to us about-our lives, and ically about our past. What can be more helpful is to ,step back fr0' the current problem and ask ourselves these queS": tions: What else might be happening here? Does what I am feeling now remind occurred in my past? Could this current anger or: i hurt also be emotion related to.past events? .... As Catholics, we respect marriage as a ment, meaning that it makes real God's power a presence in our lives. Part of this power and _. is God's desire to help us find healing for whatever ways we have been hurt in life. Use your love relationships as ways to thishealing and guidance, and then watch and your partner grow more beautiful eyes. (Your comments are always weleonte. Please address" Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 1 Rockport, Ind. 47635.) Sisters sing for retirement assistance Sixty sisters from 32 com- munities have collaborated to make a recording -- to benefit the Tri-Conference Retirement Fund for Religious and S.O.A.R (Support Our Aging Religious). Their effort is enti- tled, Sisters in Song: Cele- brate. Their album is described as a recording of select pieces from the Catholic tradition both contemporary and tradi- tional; from the American reli- gious tradition, spirituals as well as folk hymns; and from the Christian choral tradition. Cardinal Roger Mahoney of Los Angeles described the ef- fort as a "creative and novel way for our women religious to continue to battle the immense crisis surrounding the issue of retirement for some 40,000 members over the age of 70." Sisters in Song: Celebrate is available from Oregon Catholic Press for $9.95 (cas- sette) or $12.95 (compact disk), plus shipping and handling. Orders may be placed by call- ing (800) LITURGY. Maverick is slick, superficial, escapist fun MOVIE REVIEW By GERRI PARE Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- The race for summer box office megabucks begins with a spir- ited romp through the Wild West with "Maverick" tWarner Bros. I. Title star Mel Gibson plays the genial gambler in a story that seems custom-written by William Goldman to play up Gibson's easygoing on-screen charisma. TV's original Maverick, James Garner, co-stars as vet- eran lawman Zane Cooper, hired by crafty riverboat owner James Coburn to prevent cheating (heaven forbid) dur- ing high-stakes poker matches on board, in which the winner takes all -- a half-million dol- lar pot! With such booty to be had, even the demure Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster) wants in on the game. She's a light-fingered lady who charms Cooper but doesn't fool Maverick when his wallet vanishes after she bestows a saucy kiss, But first all three must em- bark on a perilous stagecoach trip together to reach the river- boat, Maverick is particularly hard. pressed. He's $3,000 short of the big game's en- trance fee and those who owe him have endless excuses to put off paying up, Plus he's got a nasty varmint (Alfred Molina) on his tail just itching to tighten a noose around his neck, Director Richard Donner's comic western maintains a zesty pace which, combined with high style, a top-notch cast and a few plot surprises, makes for a real crowd- pleaser. Gibson fans will enjoy his engaging persona, fancy, fast draw skills and hunky torso which is frequently on display. Garner is a genteel presence whose role at first seems just a tip of the hat to his previous Maverick status, but gains heft as the plot thickens. And as it does, viewers may draw parallels to "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" for its same- veined brand of humor. In the weakest segment of the movie, Graham Greene plays a wisecracking Native American who dupes a visit- ing archduke (Paul L. Smith) into paying for the privilege of thinking he has put a bogus ailing Indian out of his misery. As not anyone or anything is meant to be taken too seriously in this near-spoof of western conventions, substance is glee- Jill II IH fully ignored in favor of es- capist fun, taking the form of an implied fling between Gib- son and Ms. Foster and as- sorted double dealings. This keeps the movie at a highly commercial but quite superficial level. On the other hand, meticulous production design and Vilmos Zsig- mond's superb cinematogra- phy provide continual visual delights. "Maverick" is one slick movie with blockbuster written all over it -- to the point where the ending is patently con- trived to ensure a sequel. Due to some stylized vio- lence, a brief, discreet bedroom scene and a few coarse expres- sions, the U.S. Catholic Con- ference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture As- sociation of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. i Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St.. Downtown Washington Phone: 254-5141 II II III MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 III I CTNA: What's ava CTNA RCIA: Liturgz esis is the series one-hour the Catholic tions Network series will begin at 6 p.m. CDT, June 14 and 21. These three models, methods tions for the Rite o Initiation of Adults- Part I provides ing of liturgice well as an shift from instructional to initiation models for : formation. The presenters are Father Ja Don Neumann and Sister Barbara O'Dea. Part II illustrates the insights ing them directly to various aspects of the Initiation of Adults, including the The presenters are Father Robert Duggan, ning and Rita Ferrone. 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