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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record IF I EVER LOSE MY FAITH IN YOU Trust God as God trusts you You could say/That I lost my faith/In science and rogress/You could say/That I ost my belief/In the holy church You could say I lost/My sense of direction/You could say all of this/And worse, but (REFRAIN) If I ever lose my faith in you/There'd be noth- ing/Left for me to do Some could say/l was a lost man/In a lost world/You could say I lost my faith/In the people on TV/You could say/That I lost my be- lieffln our politicians/They all seemed/Like game-show hosts to me {REPEAT REFRAIN) I could be lost inside their lies/Without a trace But every time I close my eyes/I see your face I never saw no miracle of science/That didn't go/From a blessing to a curse/I never saw no military solution/That didn't end up/As some- thing worse/But let me say this first By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST i (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written and sung by Sting Copyright {c} 1993 by A&M Records Inc. Sting's new cassingle, "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, " de- scribes how very rundown one's faith can become. The release is off his new disc "Ten Sum- moner's Tales" and features his distinctive, now almost vintage, vocal style. Feeling shaky about belief is something that naturally occurs to most of us. We think we be- lieve in certain individuals. Then something happens that causes doubt to erupt in our minds. The person in the song examines his world and decides that only his faith in a relationship merits assurance and credibility. He tells this person: "If I ever lose my faith in you, there'd be nothing left for me to do." While it helps to know that there are people we can count on, even more important is main- taining belief in oneself. Unfortunately, this is one belief that can be difficult to sustain. Our mistakes, disappointments and others' critical comments chip away at this faith. Fur- ther, how we were treated as children signifi- cantly determines whether we hold on to faith and respect for ourselves. Part of healing shaky faith in ourselves is to realize and accept that no matter what happens, / we are loved. God our creator sees throug] life's circumstances and validates the each of us -- even when we have lost our God. And when we make a mistake, God worD within our circumstances so we can i: ways to experience our goodness. : Finding the courage to try something new also restores belief in oneself. Life of opportunities. We choose whether open to these new opportunities. Sometimes we can only take Still, doing this is a way to begin anew. your heart and acknowledge your dreams, Pick one dream today, and specific action, no matter how small, that that this goal holds promise for your life ..... Perhaps the deeper message in Sting': how we can empower each alive. Love, given and received between two pie, mirrors the eternal, God-given good ness each person's soul. With such knowledge, we can science, politicians, or whatever, an how truly valuable each of us is. :' (Your comments are always welcome,: Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box i Rockport, IN 47635.) 'Last Action Hero' glamorizes mindless women and an instance of rough language, the U.S. Catholic Conference classifi- cation is O -- morally offen- sive. The Motion Picture As- sociation is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inap- propriate for children under 13. Once Upon a Forest Three little forest animals brave the unknown to find herbs for their sick friend in the animated "Once Upon a Forest" (20th Century Fox}. Wise old Cornelius the bad- ger {voice of Michael Craw- ford} conducts classes for the woodland's youngest mem- bers: Abigail the spunky wood mouse, Edgar the shy mole, Russell the ever-hungry hedgehog and Cornelius' niece, tiny Michelle. Disaster strikes when an overturned chemical trucks seeps gases into the forest, killing all the plants and making little Michelle ill. By GERE PARE USCC Office for Film and Broadcasting the movie parodies the ex- cesses of action movies, it still positions Slater as Danny's role model and a real superhero who solves prob- lems with weapons, not words. It might be considered as adult escapist fare, but its numbing nonstop violence -- despite being stylized for comic effect -- is still objec- tionable for the way in which it is glamorized and made to seem so cool to impression- able Danny. The only time Danny disapproves of Slater is when he meets Danny's mum {Mercedes Ruehl} and treats her with respect in- stead of with his customary sexist behavior. While one shouldn't be hu- morless in judging a parody, neither can one support a movie that ultimately equates heroism with big guns. Due to much mean-spir- ited, comic violence, positive treatment of phony male heroics, sexist images of Columbia's "Last Action Hero" proves that a superstar, souped-up shootouts and spectacular stunts do not nec- essarily guarantee a great movie. In a clunky formula film, director John McTiernan sim- ply stitches together endless action sequences glamorizing mindless mayhem after 11- year-old Danny (Austin O'Brien} is magically sucked into a movie starring his fa- vorite action hero, trigger- happy Los Angeles cop lack Slater {Arnold Schwarzeneg- ger). The clumsy plot is sup- posed to project comedy and adventure. While there are numerous comic lines, the sense of adventure is sorely missing. What is not downplayed is the boy's worship of shoot- on-sight Slater, and though Books celebrate Celestine Sesquicentennial Her only hope is if her three pals can make it to a distant meadow and return with healing herbs. But on the way the trio must con- front a vicious owl, huge con- struction vehicles and the im- possibility of plucking herbs off a rocky cliff face -- unless they somehow fly to it. Director Charles Grosvenor turns in a gentle tale whose predictable sweetness makes it too bland for all but the very young. A couple of musical num- bers give a little spark to the production, the hands-down winner being "He's Gone, He's Back," a funeral cere- mony turned into a celebra- tion when the three travelers save the day for a baby bird. Ben Vereen's voice here as the Bible-thumping preacher is sure to wake up dozing adults. There is also slight excite- ment when the trio construct a flying "flapper-wing-a-ma- thing" and their adventures take wing. The Hanna-Barbera anima- tion is of standard, unremark- able quality while the static backdrops of woodland and meadow are exceptionally pretty, conveying a storybook feeling. Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS" QUALITY FOODS ANO MEATS Also Huntingburg and Oakland City BECHER & KLUESNER FUNERAL HOME Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th North Chapel, 33rd Newton A local history book and a genealogical resource book will be available during the Celestine Sesquicentennial Celebration, July 8-11, ac- cording to Father John Boeglin, pastor of St. Peter Celestine Church. "Celestine, Indiana: A Sesquicentennial History" is a 340 page history book di- vided into sections. The first section includes a short review of the history of Southern Indiana, focusing particularly on the people, towns and churches of Dubois County. The latter half of this first section speaks of the Celestine area. Other sections in the book include a list of the locations in Europe where the early Ce- lestine immigrants came from; a detailed description of those buried in the local cemetery and the possible lo- cations of their burial plots; descriptions of the businesses in the community; a listing of current organizations, clubs and committees; a 65-page appendix of general informa- tion about people, places, churches and communities in the Dubois County area. Also included are inserts of the first recorded owners of land in Hall and Columbia Town- ships. The book is "a storehouse of fascinating information about the development of eastern Dubois County," ac- cording to Father Boeglin. The book is available now or at the time of the Sesquicen- tennial for $18. The second book --"Our Connections to the Past: St. Peter Celestine Ancestral Charts" -- contains genealog- ical information of families tracing back five generations. Some 600 families of the east- ern Dubois County area are included. Most of the families had some connection with the Celestine community. "We must keep in mind that the Celestine Catholic community existed some 20 years before neighboring Catholic communities devel- oped," said Father Boeglin. "We know of no other work ever produced in Dubois County for such genealogical purposes." The book will be available at the time of the Sesquicen- tennial celebration. Tucked into the messages to about the enviro] under-7 set may Upon a Forest" but anyone likely to just The U.S. ence clas, general pa tion Picture Asset America rating is audiences. "Happil Snow White are about to be the dead intervenes, the prince Snow White felles, cousins Dwarfs, can re-release of dio's 1990 the Grimm fails to capture the 1937 zippy pacing, bers and ' for children hearted family Catholic cation of the general pat Motion Picture America rating eral audienceS. WHOLESALE TR]BUTION & YARD 482-1961 SE Ph: 482-1125