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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Jul -- On The Record-- - What should you 'swear' to another? I swear by the moon/And the By CHARLIE MARTIN Atlantic Recording Corp. stars in the sky/And I CNS COLUMNIST What's the best way to follow swear/Like a shadow/That's by up on a hit? Why, of course, put your side/I see the questions/In out another release that zooms to your eyes/i know what is  the top of the charts. Very re- weighing/On your mind/You  cently All-4-One's "So Much in can be sure/I know my part/'Cause I stand be- Love" was hot. Now, their "I Swear" ranks No. 1. side you/Through the years/You'll only The songs offers us pure romance. The guy in dry/Those happy tears/And though/i've made the song tells his girl that everything will be per- mistakes/I'll never break your heart fect. He tries to take away any questions weigh- ing on her mind by stating: "I'll love you with REFRAIN every beat of my heart." I swear by the moon/And the stars in the Her only tears will be of the happy variety. sky/I'll be there/I swear/Like a shadow/That is She'll never "have to ask if I still care, 'cause as by your side/I'll be there/For better or time turns the page my love won't age at all." worse/Till death do us part/I'll love you/With Such thoughts might well convey one person's every beat of my heart/And I swear full intention to be committed to another. Yet they do little to provide us with realistic under- I'll give you/Everything I can/I'll build your standings about love. dreams/With these two hands/We'll hang some Suppose the guy expressed something like the memories/On the wall/And when/Just the two following: "I really care about you. I know that of us are there/You won't have to ask/If I still I'm likely to make mistakes, and at times you'll care?Cause as time turns the page/My love probably get hurt. I hope we both will learn won't age at all about love through our times of disappointment and discouragement. I can't say for sure if our REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE romance will endure. Yet I will try to treat you with kindness. Through God's help, maybe our Written by Frank J. Meyers & Gary Baker love can lead us both to become better human Sung by All-4-One beings." Could a recording group turn these ideas into s hit? Well, I might be asking too much. necessarily based in reality. However, ing to another about your love, be careful what you : promise. Each of us enters romance with a history Some of this pain might be based in how we Other injuries relate to former romances. the source of our hurts, a new loving fers us the chance to learn more about cluding a chance to understand and heal our What if a person swore to do his or her best to power learning and healing for both people in the re lationship? What if a person swore to live the re day at a time, attempting to fill each day with fair- ness and respect. what if this individual swore to work with you so that God's gifts of joy and meaning might i your lives together? Perhaps his or her words would not give you the makings of a Top 40 hit. But you would have re- ceived a treasured invitation to walk on path of love. (Your comments are always welcome. Ple e address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, RoC " port, IN 47635.) CTNA: What's available CTNA The Politics of Values: Chal- lenges, Dangers and Opportunities for Social Justice Leaders, a panel discussion, will be transmitted on the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Among the panelists on the hour- long program will be George WeigeI and Margaret O'Brien Steinfe[s. The CTNA program on the Politics of Values is one of the Washington Area Lecture Series, aired on Thursdays through August. 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. [ L i i Baked Potao, Beans, ??7??, Rolls $8.00 in Advance $9.00 at Door (Call Mark Scheller for tickets -- 479-6054) Music & Dancing Casino-type Games SATURDAY. JULY P.3 5 a.m. = II p.m. AATIVITY Men's Club 3635 Pollack Ave. (between Vann & Greenriver) 476-7186 USCC offers capsule reviews of home NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are home videocas- sette reviews from the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. Each videocassette is available on VHS format. Theatrical movies on video have a U.S. Catholic Conference classification and Motion Picture Association of America rating. All reviews in- dicate the appropriate age group for the video audience. "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" (1950) One of the pair's lesser ef- forts, directed by Charles Lam- ent, follows the boys from Brooklyn to the Sahara Desert, where they get caught in the middle of shady dealings be- tween a greedy legionnaire (Walter Slezak) and a bellicose sheik (Douglass Dumbrille). Comic violence. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-I -- general patron- age. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. (MCA/Universal, $14.98) 'he Egg and I" (1947) Postwar comedy in which a city couple (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurr.ay) buy a broken-down chicken farm, then learn about country life the hard way from rustic neighbors Ma and Pa Kettle (Marjorie Main and Percy Kil- bride). Directed by Chester Er- skine, the fish-out-of-water proceedings provide mild fun, with Miss Colbert especially good as the bemused, spunky wife, until taking a turn into romantic "melodrama for a sen- timental finish. Domestic mis- understandings. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-II -- adults and ado- lescents. Not rated by the Mo- tion Picture Association of America. (MCA/Universal, $14.98) "The Further Adventures of Ma and Pa Kettle" (1949) The first of nine comedies featuring the hillbilly couple from "The Egg and I," this one has phlegmatic Pa (Percy Kil- MILLER & MILLER  "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 SENIOR CITIZENS SAVE ON AUTO INSURANCE Call us today for discounts New Low Ratesf Special Discountst Call us today for a quote. INSURANCE AGENCY 464-5993 -II DENNIS K. FELDHAUS Mater Dei Class of '70 bride) win a luxurY tobacco slogan cc. when he's rism, it's up to (Marjorie from being evicte( Charles Lament has a with the house's gets and fv best humor comes droll handling ell material by character actors. fashioned family fare Catholic Conference tion is A-I age. 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