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2 The Message-- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Finding and using your power By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic New Service REAL WORLD I wonder what it's like/To be the rainmaker.fl won- der what it's like/To know that I made the rain./I'd store it in boxes/With little yellow tags on every one/And you can come and see them/When I'm done,/When I'm done. I wonder what's it's like/To be a Superhero./I won- der where I'd go/If I could fly around downtown/From some other planetdI get this funky high on yellow sundBoy I bet my friends will/All be m stunned./They're stunned. REFRAIN Straight up./What did you hope/To learn about here?Fir I were someone else,/Would this all fall apart?/Strange. Where were you,/When we started this gig?/I wish the real world)Would just stop has- sling me. I wonder what it's like/To be the head honcho./I wonder what I'd do/if they all did/Just what I said./I'd shout out an order,/"I think we're out of thisdMan, get me some./Boy, don't make me/Wanna change my -- tone/My tone." REPEAT REFRAIN Please don't change./Please don't break./The only thing that seems/To work at all is you./Please don't change at all/From me to you,lAnd you to me. REPEAT REFRAIN Written by Rob Thomas Sung by Matchbox 20 Copyright (c) 1996, EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI) What comes to mind when you see the word '.'power?" Do you ever consider your own personal power? "Real World" is Matchbox 20's latest release off their highly successful disc "Yourself or Someone Like You." The lyrics seem to describe a person's struggle to discover his own power. The person in the song wonders "what it's like to be the rainmaker" or a "superhero" or a "head hon- cho." He says to himself, "I wonder what I'd do if they all did just what I said." To me, these words reveal that this individual feels he has little influence over his own life. Perhaps that is why he says, "I wish the real world would just stop hassling me." He does not say what these "hassles" are, but apparently he experiences little power to resolve them. His only sense of control appears to be in his relationship with his girlfriend: "Please don't change. Please don't break. The only thing that seems to work at all is you." All us of need to feel our power. Real power COMMUNICATION ...... CAMPAIGN "  t a * and directed by Victor Flem. ing, the movie re-creates not the history but the myth of the Old South and its destruction in the Civil War and Recon- ed and edited by Cherot, the fit- fully funny story explores a theme of what-do-women-want in somewhat witty but largely superficial fashion. Mild sexual NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol-. lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the US. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Gone With The Wind" (New Line) Re-release of the 1939 epic historical romance spanning 20 years in the troubled lives of its ambitious Southern heroine (Vivian Leigh), the man she loves (Leslie Howard) and the man she marries (Clark Gable). Produced by David O. Selznick I Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 I III II I III I I struction. Though blacks are treated in the stereotyped fash- ion of its time, the picture is sympathetic towards its main black characters, particularly Hattie McDaniel, whose per- formance earned an-Academy Award. Wartime violence, romantic complications and black stereotyping. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is G -- general audi- ences. "Hay Plenty" (Miramax) Talky comedy taking place over a New Year's weekend during which a trio of African- American women individually attempt to seduce a penniless writer (Christopher Scott Cherot) who turns his memory of the experience into his first screenplay. Also written, direct- u I II RUXER innuendo, an instance of pro- fanity and much rough lan- guage. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Henry Fool" (Sony Classics) Urged by a pompous would- be author (Thomas Jay Ryan) to write down his dark thoughts, a garbage collector (James Urba- niak) gains literary fame and respect while his mentor mar- ries the trash man's sister (Park- er Posey) and inherits his menial job. Writer-director Hal Hartley's wry fable touches on art, politics, family relations and personal redemption in a tale marked by black humor and bizarre twists. 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I power does not mean always getting means being able to express your view Acting with a sense of one's own power accepting another's power and dignity. 3. Realize that at times are not under your power. Knowing when t0 der to what occurs in life allows us to our genuine power. 4. Believe and experience the Spend time dreaming about how your life. 5. Realize that the most powerful created universe is the power of love. This holds atoms together, heals directs our souls to their you will come to know power, your Creator. I encourage you to discuss with teachers and the leaders of your what power means in their lives. Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, of profanity. The USCC classifi- cation is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. with reserva rating is R "Out of Sight" Giddy crime Elmore federal torn between arresting a (George Clooney) to pull off a d traitorous par Soderbergh's the result doesn for shallow and a highly Some nasty treatment impli sional profanity rough classifica with reservatiorS, rating is R "I Went Down" (The Shooting Gallery) Irish crime story in which a good-hearted parolee (Peter McDonald) is forced by a mob boss (Tony Doyle) to team with a blundering ex-con (Brendan Gleeson) in hunting down the gangster's double- crossing partner (Peter Caffrey). Director Paddy Breathnacb con- trives to inject ditzy humor into an increasingly dark tale of revenge with unsatisfying results. Some nasty violence, a sexual encounter with nudity, occasional profanity and much rough language. The USCC classification is A-IV -- adults, Donald ). Traylor President Job opening at Holy Rc Supervisor of our before and after .... child care program. Experience in child-care and supervision are required. Send r6sum6 to the Parish Office at 918 W. Mill Rd Evansville, IN 47710. CATHOL