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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I June 17, 1994 On The Record-- Affirm how others enrich your life BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY Baby, I love your way, every- day/baby, I love your way, everyday I By CHAR LIE MTIN / CNS COLUMNIST Shadows grow so long before my eyes/And they're moving across the haze/Suddenly the day turns into night]Far away from the city/But don't hesi- tate/'Cause your love just won't wait (REFRAIN) Baby, I love your way, everyday/[ want to tell you I love your way/I want to be with you night and day The moon appears and lights the sky/With the help of some fireflies/I wonder how they have the power/To shine, shine, shine/I see them under the vine/But don't hesitate?Cause your love just won't wait (REPEAT REFRAIN) Oh baby, oh baby, please/Everyday/I love you, I love you/I love your way I can see the sunset in your eyes/Brown and gray and blue besides/Clouds are stocking is- lands in the sun/I wish I could buy one/Out of season/But don't hesitate/'Cause your love just won't wait (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written by Peter Frampton Sung by Big Mountain Copyright (c) 1994 by Giant Records How's this for a musical combination: Peter Frampton and reggae? Not something I would have considered, but Big Mountain has done it. Off the soundtrack disc of"Reality Bites" and into the Top 40 comes this group's Jamaican version of the Frampton classic "I Love Your Way." The song still celebrates romantic fantasy and the thrill of falling in love. Yet this cassingle also made me think about what we say to those who add to the happiness in our lives. Do we readily tell these people how they uplift us? Think for a moment. How do you feel when someone speaks about the good that you bring into his or her life? What effect does such posi- tive affirmation have on your view of yourself? Most times such affirmations not only help us feel better about who we are, but inspire us to discover more of the best in ourselves. Everyone likes to be appreciated. Yet more than this, affirma- tion expands our power for good. The guy in the song talks in a general way about his girl. Even more effective is naming in a specific way what you appreciate about a person's style, ac- tions or choices. Here, I speak not just about ro- mance or about someone you are dating. Rather, you can affirm anyone who adds to the quality of your life. For example, what have you told your parents, latel, about the wa s that the rovide for your die: Y Y.. YP Do you take their efforts for granted? Do you notice how the household responsibilities get done, the bills get paid, or the special ways your parent cares for: .... your needs? Or how about your friends, especially those who support you through life's difficulties and chal- lenges? Do you tell them what it is like to know th at you can count on their understanding? . ,^ I am sure you could come up with a list of po!v who make your life more enjoyable and meamnL"" Tell them you love the way they touch your life. Do this to affirm their gifts of caring and to remind them of the power they possess to make a difference in your world and theirs. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, BoX 182, Rockport, IN 47635.) CTNA: What's available CTNA World Youth Day and the Future is one program in a se- ries, World Youth Day '93 Revis- ited, to be transmitted by the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. CT. Paul Henderson, director of programs and events for World Youth Day '93, recalls Pope John Paul Irs meeting with the youth of the world last August in Den- ver, and looks at how that pow- erful experience continues to af- fect Catholic young people a year later. For more information about CTNA, contact Paul R. Lein- gang, office of communications, Diocese of Evansville, (812) 424-5536 or (800) 637-1731. Or Call (800) 432.CTNA. cOMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Auto! Home! Fire & Life! Your Personal Service Agent James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. Franklir Street 425-3187 Funeral Homes Four Convenient Looatione HIGHLAND CHAPEL 6300 FIRST AVE. ] .... , i ' "Where customers send their fdends" . Open nightly tiI 9 p.m. I,TcbclhoP & o. us m so., - J.p., - 4sz.zzzz Did You Know: 1-800-937-USA1 OLDS CIERA is most trouble free car made in America .......... J.D. Powers St. Mary's Medical Center produces seeks comments, on Families at Risk A television program, "Tri- we must face the reality that- creed religion or State Families at Risk: How the American family is in jeop- cording to Adams Can We help Them Survive?" will be broadcast on four tele- vision stations next week. The one-hour documentary is scheduled on WEVV Chan- nel 44 on Monday, June 20 at 9:30 p.m.; and simultaneously on WTVW Channel 7, WFIE Channel 14 and WEHT Chan- nel 25, on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Citing a United Way study, Daughter of Charity Catherine Kelly and Allan R. Adams say that "the breakdown of the Tamily unit is one of the most pressing problems in the Tri- State today." Sister Kelly is vice president for mission services at St. Mary's Medical Center. Adams is president of the board of United Way of Southwestern Indiana. "Traditionally, families have been the glue that has held our society together," they say in their joint letter. "But sadly, ardy." The letter goes on to say, that "We see evidence of this fact every day, as stories of do- mestic abuse, neglect, teen pregnancy, and violence on our streets and in our schools fill our newspapers and airwaves. In fact, according to the 1993 United Way Community Needs Study, we, as a community, feel the breakdown of the fam- ily unit is one of the most pressing problems in the Tri- State today." "Tri-State Families,at Risk" was prepared in a similar for- mat to the "Cry of the Poor" documentary broadcast last year. It was produced by St. Mary's Medical center and sponsored by Partners in Car- ing, a group of health and human service agencies. The program explores the cycle of concerns impacting so- ciety today -- issues that affect everyone, regardless of race, Kelly. The program with the look at they say. ,rt als0 what's right." They say will meet people the many r vices here in our that are striving to positive difference. Adams and encouraging view the TV and to respond to gest the following questions: What is message of the How were you ally? In your sues stand out as, community? As a nity, what can spend to some How are you willing A community held in St. Center Auditorl day, July 6, at 6: Director say.s more Hol Catholics willing to say so By MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service HOLLYWOOD (CNS) More and more Catholics who work in Hollywood want to be known as Catholic, according to a veteran Catholic director of sitcom episodes. Jack Shea, once a member of the U.S. Catholic Conference Communications Committee, said he and his wife, Patt, helped form the group Catholics in Media to "have a place that they can identify with." Shea, director of the CBS sitcom "704 Hauser," said his hopes for Catholics in Media are "not to have one big organi- zation, but .a lot of small chap- ters." Recently, St. Paul Parish in Los Angeles began monthly meetings for young Catholics in the entertainment business, Shea said. "There's a lot of people in the business who go to church a lot," he said, adding he doesn't think Hollywood people are much different from the rest of the population in terms of practicing their faith. A lector and eucharistic min- ister at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Los Angeles, Shea said that in taking his faith into work each day, "I would have to say my personal prayer life is very important. "I am known as a Catholic. I don't hammer it but I don't hide it.] lows other peeP other Catholic" with me in Jack, as as writer, "The Right Choice video that bishops' was done at the dinal Roger M. Angeles, chairmau ops' Committee on tivities. Shea also was Cardinal MahOn: drafting of the pastoral Film ViewerS: lenges and ,'