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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record--- REACH Setting goals give meaning to life. By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST Some dreams live on in time forever/Those dreams you want/With all your heart And I'll do whatever it takes/Following through/With the promise I made/Put it all on the line/What I hoped for/At last would be mine (REFRAIN) If I could reach higher/Just for one moment touch the sky/From that one moment in my life/I'm gonna be stronger/Know that I've tried my best/I'd put my spirit to the test/If I could reach Some days are meant to be remembered/Those days we rise above the stars So I'll go the distance this time/Seeing more the higher I climb/That the more that I be- lieve/All the more that this dream/Will be mine (REPEATREFRAIN) Written by Gloria Estefan and Diane Warren Sung by Gloria Estefan Copyright (c) 1996 by Sony Music Entertain- ment Inc. What musician do you enjoy so much that you want to purchase ev- erything he or she records? That is about how I feel about Gloria Este- fan. Her recent chart hit "Reach" is just one more example of her talent. The cassingle appears on two CDs, a forthcoming collection of her new work titled "Destiny," plus a special disc honoring Atlanta's Summer Olympics titled "The Rhythm of the Games." The song is appropriate for a disc honoring the Olympics. Many of the song's images describe the effort required to compete on the Olympic level. These athletes do whatever it takes, putting it "all on the line" as they follow through on their commit- ment ("the promise I made"). All the participants will reach deep inside themselves as they put their "spirit to the test." I like the song because of the ways it speaks about goals. Few of us aspire to win Olympic medals. In fact, in any given high school, only a small percentage of the students make varsity teams. Yet, every teen who wants satisfaction in life needs to identify goals. Striving toward them be- comes a way to express one's individuality. Many times, the path to such goals is discov- ered by figuring out what we care deeply about. Some teens want academic achievement. Others enjoy class or school leadership. Still others look for adventure and the chance to match their develop- ment against physical and emotional challenges. There are no "right" goals, just your own sen of who you are and the passion to reach the goals that are alive within your soul. Here I also want to mention the being a follower of Jesus. Most of you column are Christians. You have been initiated l the life of faith, perhaps by your parents Consequently, you have been encouraged tA take on some very demanding goals. You to live with the generosity, the concern for others and the personal integrity that it takes to disciples. Your reward will be worth far more than any gold Olympic medal. Given your life will make a significant difference to many ers. Your service, your compassion and your hon" esty will stand as an alternative to the greed, : olence and the pain in our world. However, don't expect others to national anthem or any other sign not receive much recognition for many others will experience the even if they don't clearly acknowledge the To live in accord with such goals, uinely "reach" -- allow ourselves to be grow. How far are you willing to reach? (Your comments are always welcome. dress: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, : 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) are also given. "Blush" (First 'Run) The fate of two prostitutes and a wealthy client become tragically entwined after the Red Chinese victory in 1949 when their brothel is closed, his property is nationalized and he marries one of them when the other turns him down. Director Li Shaohong explores the effects of sudden grinding poverty on previously pampered individuals, bring- " ing out their humanity even as one strengthens, another de- spairs and one resolutely re- sists coming to terms with changed circumstances. Subti- tles. Some sextral innuendo. The USCC classificatiorL is A- III -- adults. Not rated by the MPAA. 'ne Cable Guy" (Columbia) One-note comedy stemming from the unstable character of a manic cable installer (Jim Carrey) who becomes a danger- ous pest when he tries to make a friend out of a customer (Matthew Broderick). Directed by Ben Stiller, the thin concept -is dragged out in weak skits yielding few laughs until fi- nally ending with the title character going completely over the edge. Unfunny life- threatening predicaments, sex- ual situations and language, coarse expressions and occa- sional profanity. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be in- appropriate for children under 13. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (Disney) Touching animated tale set in 15th-century Paris, where the cathedral's deformed bell ringer, Quasimodo (voice of Tom Hulce), rescues a kindhearted Gypsy (voice of Demi Moore) from the clutches of his cruel guardian (voice of Tony Jay), who raised Quasimodo as a monster unfit for human contact. Directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise stay true to the humanistic spirit of the Victor Hugo classic while adding formula comic characters, sprightly songs, and a happy-ever-after ending to the colorful proceedings. The USCC classification is A-I -- general patronage. The MPAA rating is G -- general audiences. "Lone Star" (Sony Clas- sics) Tangled tale of justice un- folds in the story of a Texas sheriff (Chris Cooper) investi- gating a 40-year-old murder implicating his former-sheriff father and his dad's corrupt, trigger-happy predecessor (Kris Kristofferson). Writer-di- rector John Sayles slowly jug- gles the narrative strands and character relationships, even- tually pulling them all to- gether in a thoughtful story about prejudice, integrity and healing. Fleeting bedroom en- counter, brief violence and oc- casional rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- D.O.W.N.T.O'W.N 301 MAIN ST. " VINCENNES, IN 47591 adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Moll Flanders" (MGM) Uplifting costume drama based on the heroine (Robin Wright) of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel, who triumphs over ille- gitimacy, poverty, prostitution and the loss of her husband and baby in her struggle to carve a place for herself in a scornful,- class-conscious world. Writer- director Pen Densham embroi- ders the ditional never loses ters' humanity as love and hope Fleeting bedroom nudity, real sific MPAA rating is ents are strongly some material maY priate for children "Brescia planted the of achievement and cultiva belief that through hard work and Thomas O. Castlen PsychologylPol. Sci. '76 Daviess Circuit Court Judge personal succeed at integrity, we can . ,, whatever we choose to dO. Brescia College can provide you with a high- Classes are small and taught by outstanding offers over 30 majors and 1 7 minors in its ba programs. Our Catholic heritage can help well-educated and thoughtful leader, (eady the 21 st century. 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