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8 --On the Record-- TOO LATE TOO SOON Tender was the night/Took an early flight/Rushing home tonight/Something wasn't righUI can't believe my eyes/I know I must be dreaming The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Are you loyal to friends? By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST REFRAIN Did I come home/Too late too soon/You in his arms/Told me the truth/Too late, too soon I wish I would have known/I wouldn't have/Left you all alone/Temptation led you wrong/Tell me how long/This has been going on/'Cause I thought/Our love was strong/I guess I must be dreaming (REPEAT REFRAIN) What was I supposed to do/You had to see it/For yourself?Cause I thought/Our love was strong/I guess I must be dreaming (REPEAT REFRAIN) i Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Jon Secada Sung by Jon Secada Copyright (c) 1997 by SBK Records, a division of EMI Records Are you loyal to your friends? Being faithful and loyal in rela- tionships is a sign of maturity. Unfortunately, the person in Jon Secada's "Too Late Too Soon" discovers that his romantic partner has acted quite differently. Finding his girl in someone else's arms told me the truth." He "thought our love was strong," but now he realizes that "I guess I must be dreaming." While the song emphasizes romance, its message eas- ily extends to many types of relationships. People get hurt when loyalty is lacking. Yet, how can you know you and another genuinely share loyalty? Here are some questions to help you evaluate your sense of loyalty 1. When a problem occurs in the relationship, do you bring it up for discussion? People who possess loyalty should not act like the girl in the song. Still, there are no relationships, of any type. that do not at times face some problems. Being loyal means having the courage to address problems in ways that lead to growth for both parties. Lrhen done in the spilit of honesty and non-judgment, this act of loyalty shows how much you care about another. It reaffirms the depth ot seek with him or her. I 2. How trustworthy are you? The " " n I says, I wmh I would have know , , Tf you all alone; temptation led you wrong. other person cannot be trusted you are apart, then you are being the basis for this relationship. : 3. What do you say about the together? There is no place for gossip ships. Certainly, there are times necessary to talk to someone else about a ! ever, this is not hidden or done back. 4. Do you respect the other. your friend says no to one of your requestS, r or her choice even when it bothers you. You do not attempt to manipulate meeting your need. Instead, you tionship, like any healthy reh about how one can act. It's important recognize these boundaries. Loyalty does not just happen worked at. Yet fbw aspects of life are more Resolve both to give and receive loyal ..... :: (Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport,. At the movies: Current capsule rev" THE CATHOLIC  COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN 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 for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Addicted to Love" (Warner Bros.) A heartbroken astronomer (Matthew Broderick) and a vengeful photographer (Meg Ryan) join forces to wreck a romance between their ex- flames (Kelly Preston and Tcheky Karyo). Director Grif- fin Dunne's overly contrived romantic comedy has a dis- tinctly dark side, but relies heavily on the appeal of the rejected pair as they pre- dictably turn to each other. Brief comic violence, fleeting shadowy nudity and references to pre-marital affairs. The USCC classification is A-III adults. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "Brassed Off" (Miramax) British production set in a depressed 1992 Yorkshire min- ing town where the mine's band leader (Pete Postleth- waite) insists the group carry on with their music sessions in hopes of winning a national band contest. Writer-director Mark Herman's spirited drama goes overboard in its indict- ment of Tory social policies, but is otherwise a winning, warm- ly human story of a working- class community coping with economic ruin. Brief sexual innuendo, fleeting locker-room nudity, minor violence and intermittent rough language. The USCC classification is A- II[-- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (Universal) Uninspired sequel to the 1993 blockbuster again puts a scientific team (notably Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore), as well as a rival group of armed mercenaries, against a rampaging colony of genetical- ly re-created dinosaurs who are now thriving on another remote tropical isle. Director Steven Spielberg delivers the expected jolts of terror with special- effects wizardry, but the card- board characters and formula narrative make the movie less than involving. Several violent deaths and much intense men- ace. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. About kids, books and religion DAYTON, Ohio (CNS) -- You can take religion books out of public schools, but you can't take religion out of children, says a religious studies profes- sor who designed a college class on the topic of religious themes in children's literature. "I don't know that we have the right to deny our children the right to think about God," says Cecilia Moore, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton. "When you're younger, you're more open to spirituality. Children have a spiritual yearning." Moore, who will teach a sum- mer graduate course on religion and children's literature July 14-18, says even though public schools don't teach religion, "there is a lot of religion in chil- dren's books. Even though peo- ple wouldn't pick them up and say, 'This is a religious book,' religion is a prominent part of characters' lives in children's books," she says. "And many books on the reading list in pub- lic schools have a lot of religion in them." Of the 47 titles of books on her syllabus, Moore requires each student in her class to read 20. The range of religious traditions in the books runs from Christ. Jan to Islam to Jewish to Native American to African-American. Several deal with the Holocaust. Two deal with the Salem witch trials. One of Moore's favorites, "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters," by Patricia C. and Frederick L. McKissack, tells the story of how slaves celebrated Christ- mas. "It was the one time each year slaves could go visit family at other plantations," says Moore. "The book talks about what kind of food they ate. It talks about gift giving -- what kind of gifts'they gave each other, what kind of ghfxs they' gave to their masters. Children need to know their parents' and grandparents' history, and this is a way to do it. "I think this is really impor- tant as we enter into a diverse world, and more and more reli- gion is a part of that," she says. In addition to "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters," books on Moore's required reading list include "The Selfish Giant"; "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; "Charlotte's Web"; "Shabanu: Growing Up Muslim in Ameri- ca'; "All-Of-A-Kind Family"; "Elijah's Angel"; "Molly's Pil- grim"; "Twelfth of July"; "Mrs. Katz and 'lSash"; "Chicken Sun- day" and "How Do You Spell G.od?" . .... The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- A-II parents are strongly cautioned Not rated that some material may be tureAs' inappropriate for children under 13. "Ponette" (Arrow) French production in which a 4-year-old French girl (Vic- toire Thivisol) whose mother has been killed in a car crash is confused by adult attempts to comfort her with platitudes about heaven because she adamantly expects her mother will return to her. Writer-direc- tor Jacques Doillon convinc- ingly captures a toddler's inno- cent perspective but the film's preoccupation with the tearful child's abject misery becomes tiresome. Subtitles. Conflicting ideas about God and the after- life. The USCC classification is Mindless comedy: American bell add move up because (Paula Jail Torry), but together. Cundieff, inal or though tl of love, mostly sceneS, E fanity. The is 0 MPAA rating Living His //,,,,,, }L, A radio Bible Dr. Ann WVHI Mon. - Fri., 11:45 to Mon. - Sat., 5 "your word is a lamp to my feet and a Psalm 119:105 Prince of Peace Cath in Madison, Indiana announce the foll administrator position openings: At Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High Dean of Studies - Guidance and coun Science Teacher - Biology and Chemistry At Pope John XXIII Elementary School, 1 ] i Music- i(-4 (part-time) Please send rsumds and references by .. either: Nancy McCabe, Principal Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High School 221 201 West State Street Madison, IN 47250