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0 The Message  for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment I June 7, 1991 On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist J ,. , ,, , VOICES THAT CARE Lonely fear lights up the sky/Can't help but won- der why/You're, so far away/There, you had to take a stand/In someone else's land/Life can be so strange/I wish we never had to choose/To either win or lose/We could find a way/But I won't turn my back again/On our world affairs/So hurry home to your land REFRAIN: Stand tall, stand proud/Voices that care are crying out loud/And when you close your eyes tonight/Feel in your heart how our love burns bright I'm not here to justify the cause/Or to count up- all the wrongs/That's all been done before/Just can't let you feel alone/When there's so much hveending outto you/All the courage that you ve known/The bravery you've shown Clearly lights the way/We pray to make the future brighVro make a wrong thing right/We are all praying you remain strong/That's why we are all along {Repeat refrain} Our actiOns depth of our commitment Written by David Foster, Peter Cetera, Linda Thompson Jenner Sung by Voices That Care Copyright {c) 1991 by Air Bear Music/Linda's Boys Music BMI/ Warner-Tamer Lane Pub. Corp. BMI/Fall Line Orange Music ASCAP Copyright (c} 1991 Giant Records "Voices That Care" features a gathering of pop and country stars expressing support for the U.S. men and women who served n the Persian Gulf. While the song's intent is directed toward U. S, military personnel, it is easy to extend the message to all who suffered in this international tragedy. Unfortunately, the governments of our planet have yet to accept Jesus message of non-violence and respect for all life. Instead, conflicts are set- tled by the terror of modern weapons. and illness trouble so many of our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters. Each of us can help by donat- ing generously to agencies bringing aid to those still caught in the aftermath of the war. Two such organizations are the Inten]ational Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services. 2. The sin of war is also a sin against our planet. Few of us have the opportunity to help clean up the ecological devastation. However, we can donate money made through recycling efforts here at home. Why not help two causes at once working to improve your local environment and sending any funds gained to those working with the mess in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. 3. There may be in your area a family of someone who was killed or seriously injured in the war. Keep these people in your prayers, and if possible reach out personally to those experenc- With more than 200 Americans and approxi- mately 300,000 Iraqis dead from the Persian Gulf War, plus the deaths of Kuwaitis and many from moans being other countries, it is clear that we as a human terror of war. Our actions family have failed once more what Jesus taught of our cSmmient US. (Repeat refrain twice) and IJ I[ I I I I (Your I II I I I II I Telebriefing scheduled on priestless parishes By PAUL'R. LEINGANG Message Editor "Priestless Parishes: A Priests' Perspective" is the title of a telebriefing being provided by the Catholic Telecommunications Net- work of America and the communications office of the Catholic Diocese of National Federation of Priests' Councils. Work on that report was begun in 1989, when a committee was formed by the NFPC Board to study the phenomenon of Eu- charistless parishes from a priest's perspective. Committee members con- suited with the Theological Society of America, the ed States. They also gathered materials at two NFPC con- ventions. Featured on the program will be Father Joseph Brink, NFPC president, and Father Denis Herren, a member of the NFPC Board Committee on Priestless Parishes. Priests, pastoral associates, religious are invited to attend parishioners and others who share concerns in this matter, especially those experiencing a priestless parish and also those "who see it approach- ing." Among the topics to be pre- sented are the role of the Sun- day celebrations of Eucharist in the Roman Catholic tradi- tion, the difference between the celebration of the Eu- charist and the reception of communion, ordination and the role of orders, and pas- toral and sacramental min- istry. The telebriefing is sched- uled for Wednesday, June 26, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT/EST. Evansville. Canon Law Society, the Pas- the telebriefing, according to The program is a follow-up toral Life Institute and Pres- information prepared by to a report prepared by the byteral Councils in the Unit- CTNA. Also invited are Good reading for the hopeful By PAUL R. LEINGANG similar plunge into the close- 'deep down they have another Message Editor choice." A book review: "A Crisis of Hope in the Modern World," by Edward Wojcicki. The front cover of Edward Wojcickrs book promises that the book will discuss obsta- cles to hope, challenges to hope and reasons to hope. The book delivers what it promises. In the foreword, Henri J. Nouwen terms the book "a truly pastoral work" which "touches our wounds careful- ly and never condemns." Nouwen adds, "it helps us to look compassionately at our own weaknesses as well as the weaknesses of others, and, most of all, it states clearly and unambiguously that we have a choice to make, a choice to hope." Wojcicki is a friend, a man I first met when he worked for a secular newspaper and I worked in television and radio news. His decisiori to become editor of a Catholic newspaper helped me to make .up . mgv',, ,,.taJfe. 0, up range of the institutional church. I have been aware, from a distance, of a small portion of the process Wojcicki has gone through. I am convinced that his experience is similar to the experiences of many who are called to be "lay persons in the church." Reading his book adds abundant example and detail to his personal wit- ness. Wojcicki is, even at close range, a person of hope. Wojcickrs call for hope is not preachy, but personal. His writing is clear and straightforward, allowing the reader an entrance into his soul. Wojcicki is a journalist who lets the reader see with his eyes as he peers into the church evolving toward the next millennium. Others may see mistakes, apathy, bitter- ness or cynicism -- all treat- ed in chapters of the book. Wojcicki has another view, expressed clearly in an open- ing challenge: The book is dedicated, "To ,,nyone with a spark of hope; "A Crisis of Hope in the Modern World," by Edward Wojcicki, published by The Thomas More Press, 205 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606-5097. Paperback, 12.95 I Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St.- Downtown Washington Phone: 254-5141 I I|1 r- Professionally Decorated Cakes for All Occasions COOKIES BROWNIES FRUIT FRI1-T[RS DANISH MUFFINS Built with Quality to Save You Time & Money .In(PEZ.a .i BSilffS IINSMI.SIOIIS Factory and General Office Hwy. 231 S. 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