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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July 7" Learning from love By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service ADIA Adia, I do believe I failed you./Adia, I know I've let you down./Don't you know I tried so hard/To love you in my way?/It's easy, let it go. Adia, I'm empty since you left me./I try to find a way to carry on./I search myself and everyone/To see where we went wrong./There's no one left to finger./No one left to blame./No one left to talk to, honey./There is no one left/To buy our inno- cence. REFRAIN We are born innocent./Believe me, Adia./We are still innocent./It's easy./We all falter./Does it matter?/Believe me, Adia. Adia, I thought that/We could make it.fl know l can't change/The way you feel./I leave you with your misery/A friend who won't'll pull you from your tower./I'll take away your pain,/Show you all the beauty/You possessdIf only you would/Let yourself believe. (REPEAT REFRAIN THREE TIMES.) Written by Sarah McLachlan and Pierre Marchand Sung by Sarah McLachlan Copyright (c) 1997 by Arista Records. Inc. What do Sara McLachlin, Bonnie Raitt, and the Indigo Girls have in common? If you know the answer, you are likely familiar with Lilith Fair, a trav- eling tour of some of today's best pop artists. McLachlin is also currently on the charts with "Adia," a cassingle off her very successful "Surfac- ing" disc. The song is an interesting tale of a failing relationship. The girl in the song is surprised at what has hap- pened. She has spoken with "everyone to see where we went wrong." She realizes that there is "no one left to finger, there's no one left to blame." She always "thought that we could make it... (but) I can't change the way you feel." Despite the disappointment she sings, "We are born innocent .... We are still innocent." Yet the truth remains: The romance seems to be over. Most of us do enter romantic relationships "inno- cent." This innocence is also lack of experience. We don't know what we need to know. Sometimes individuals have unrealistic expecta- tions about first romances. A worthwhile goal in dat- ing is to learn about relationships rather than to r-==-'" I THE CATHOLIC  ............. COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN eF NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference OdSCC) Office forFilm and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "The Opposite of Sex" (Sony Classics) Seriocomic tale concerning the unstable sexual relation- ships of a pregnant 16-year-old CRANEY'S BODY SHOP, INC. Complete Body Repair & Refinishing Cars, Pick-ups, & Semis Rt. 4 Veale Creek Rd. Washington, IN Fred D. Craney (812) 254-6412 iii I I I WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS @BB.LSCXJT ,,me nutes Free Nights &Weekends f, r1 Year Denise Jones. Nikki Lunsford Bilt Greene. 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"Small Soldiers" (DreamWorks) Mean-spirited fantasy mixes live action and animation in a story of toy soldiers coming to life bent on destroying rival peaceful toys, but in the process the aggressors also target two families housing the enemy toys. Appallingly, the humans become just as violent as the computer-generated toys in director Joe Dante's cynical par- ody of macho heroics. Recur- ring fantasy mayhem ,and brief drug references. The USCC clas- sification is A-W -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material Knights of Columbus Council 565 ..... 2901W. Maryland St., Evansville, Ind. Phone: """ ""',Jza-zca, 5 p,m. to 9 p.m. every Friday Saturday July 10th and 24th Public welcome! I ,I I I VOUR FAMILV i PHARMACY l i Satman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street "John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 I I Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. 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Being in relationships is part of God's plan to help us find value and meaning in our own liveS., with the girl in the song, you may not to understand why some dating However, even when they do, they opportunities for growth and learning. Try to regard every experience of caring others as a way to discover more of the self. Your comments are always welcome. Please addr#: Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, Ind. 47635. may be inappropriate for chil- dren under 13. "Whatever" (Sony Classics) Downbeat coming-of-age drama in which two high school seniors (Liza Well and Chad Morgan) from dysfunctional families sneak out to drug par- ties and try casual sex, but end up going in very different direc- tions. Writer-director Susan Skoog captures the adolescent angst of rudderless girls lacking parental guidance, but the unsentimental narrative is flawed by one girl transformation. 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