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The Message- for Cathohcsof Southwestern Indiana ---On The Record-- ALWAYS BE MY BABY We were as one/For a moment in time/And it seemed everlast- ing/That you would always be mine/Now you want to be free/So I'll let you fly/'Cause I know in my heart/Our love will never die By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST (REFRAIN) You'll always be a part of me/I'm part of you indefinitely/Boy, don't you know/You can't escape me/Oh darling/'Cause you'll always be my baby/And we'll linger on/Time can't erase a feeling that strong/No way you're ever gonna shake me/Oh darling/'Cause you'll always be my baby I ain't gonna cry/And I won't beg yoil to stay/If you're determined boy/I will not stand in your way/But inevitably you'll be back again/'Cause you know in your heart babe/Our love will never end (REPEAT REFRAIN) I know you'll be back boy/When your days and your nights/Get a little bit colder/i know that Be realistic i you'll be right back baby/Oh baby believe me/it's only a mat- ter of time (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written and sung by Mariah Carey Copyright (c) 1995, Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. Imagine this scene. Your dating partner decides that he or she wants to be free of you. Do you see the separation as temporary, believing that inevitably the person will come back to you? Or do you face the loss, grieve it and then reopen yourself to new relationships? My questions flow directly from Mariah Carey's new chart topper, "Always Be My Baby." The song is off her recent "Daydream" disc, which already has produced "One Sweet Day." Most of us have gone through such situations. When we are young, we date a number of different people. In the long term, this is helpful. It allows us to learn more about ourselves, what we want in life. And we gain understanding of what is needed for a good relationship. Yet separation and loss do hurt, even when we realize that it can be for the best. The girl in the song chooses not to see the guy's decision as a loss. She says: ;'When your nights get a little bit colder, I be right back baby. Oh baby believe me, it's only a matter of time." Perhaps she is right. But she needs to questi0 why she wants to be in a romance with someone who treats her like this. What is more likely is from feeling the pain of his leaving. Her words, r "You know in your heart babe, our love will nave end," may be a way of avoiding reality. If so, she will remain stuck in wishful fantasy. Yes, it is possible that her boyfriend will seek her out. But currently he is choosing to out of the relationship. Romanticizing this fact, tending it to be otherwise or planning life uncertain possibility erodes one's power effectively rightnow. We all get lots of opportunities to tant choices in life. I encourage you to focus present moment. If this moment is painful, God's healing and comfort. B3 gradually can move on to rediscover that the life : God gives you holds continuing promise and hope. (Your comments are always welcome-plea,rt , address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, K oclu IN 47635.) I  i ' '''" /I THE CATHOLIC II II COMMUNiCATiON I m 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). "Eraser" (Warner Bros.) A federal agent (Arnold Schwarzenegger) fends off a mur- derous colleague (James Caan) while protecting the innocent executive (Vanessa Williams) who reported a plot to channel advanced weapons to the Russian mafia. Charles Russell directs a sleek, fast-paced thriller glamor- izing explosive mayhem, huge guns and vigilante justice. Exces- sive violence, intermittent pro- fanity and recurring rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is O -- morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. 'he Low Life" (Cinepix) Wry comic drama centers on a frustrated would-be writer (Rory Cochrane) struggling with bizarre tamp jobs, a desperately friendly roommate (Scan Astin) and an oddball girlfriend (Kyra Sedgewick). Director George Hicjenlooper inconclusive nar- rative focuses too vaguely on five floundering twentysomethings hard-pressed to convert their college diplomas into successful careers. An implied sexual encounter, an instance of recre- ational drug use and some pro- fanity and rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Stealing Beauty" (Fox Searchlight) Staying in a Tuscan villa with the parents of her late mother, a 19-year-old American (Liv Tyler) becomes the subject of intense interest when it becomes common knowledge she is quietly seeking a partner with whom to lose her virginity. Director Bernardo Bertolucci lavishes endless attention upon sexual encounters, some full nudity, casual drug use and intermittent profanity and rough language. The USCC clas- sification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. Whatever happened to the vision of Vatican I1? Book Review: Redefining the Church: Vision & Practice Edited by Richard Lennan Published by E.J. Dwyer Pty. Ltd. (Australia), 1995; dis- tributed in the U.S. by More- house Publishing, Ridgefield, CT. Soft cover, 140 pages, $9.95 Reviewed by MARY ETTA KIEFER, O.S.B. Message Staff i This edited volume is the latest in a series on Faith and Culture produced by the Catholic Institute of Sydney, with contributions from four men and four women, all scholars of the institute. The editor notes in his introduc- tion that this is not a defini- tive theology; rather, the book calls the Church to be the community of graced believ- ers described in Vatican II. In the implementation of this "plan" -- for it is indeed a plan the Church need not scrap the whole structure and begin again, but can build on those documents best expressing the real mission of Church. This book is an attempt to be faithful to the emphases of Vatican II, with the expectation that such faithfulness will produce a dif- ferent Church. In the words of the editor, "... not a Church which has abandoned the Spirit of Jesus, but one which recog- nizes that that Spirit is to be incarnated in an evolving histo- ry. ' Redefining the Church is a prime resource for adult reading and discussion. Its hope-filled message is needed in parishes, communities of religious men and women, councils of priests and Church hierarchy. There is nothing radical here -- nothing revolutionary. Instead, there is great love for the Church and confidence in her future. About the editor-author: Richard Lennan is head of the department of systematic theol- ogy at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia. He brings a global treatment of the evolution of Church, and the other seven contributors, all faculty of the institute, complete the view of a spirit-filled Church. Redefining the Church: Vision & Practice is available from Morehouse Publishing, 871 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridge- field, CT 06877; Ph.: (203) 431- 3927; Fax: (203) 431-2964, or from religious bookstores. .il Vincennes Bicknell Sandborn Ilo'nro t=y''P r i n c e t o n Patok Member F.D.I.C. UNITED SOUTHWEST m O1LD NA'IIlON/dL lbENOBIE1P WASHINGTON-SHOALS-LOOGOOTE E M&S Fire & Safety Equip. Co. Inc. Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri-state 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 Golden Jubilarians Damian "Pete" and Delores (Cook) Brothers of will celebrate their fiftieth wedding ner party for family and friends at the July 6. The couple was married July 8, Church. 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