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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September 16,' -- On The Record m Times of change: Times to look to your future - A TIME FOR LETTING GO Life goes on that not only speaks about tomorrow but stays with Sometimes you find out/What you wanted/Isn't really what you need/And the dream/In all its promise/Was never meant to be/Al} your hope and des- peration/Won't make it like it was/And you believe/The pain will never pass Believe me in time it does By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST' (REFRAIN) You've gotta know/When love is over/You gotta learn/To carry on/And with the world/Upon your shoulders/You walk away/When hope is gone/When your golden road/Has reached the end/You find a way/To start again you know/There's a time for love/A time for letting go When you're standing/Tall tomorrow/Looking back at yesterday/Through the memory of/Your sorrow/How the dawn was/So far away/You'll be far/Beyond the shadows/Where hearts can/Learn to shine/And you'll realize/The endless night/Was only a moment in time REPEAT REFRAIN The night is long The night is cold With nothing to believe in Just hold, 'cause i Your new day is waiting Let go and let it begin (Repeat Refrain) Written by M. Bolton/D. Warren Sung by Michael Bolton Copyright (c) 1993 by Warner-Chappell Music Ltd.(PRS)/ Mr. Bolton's Music Inc. (BMI)/ Realsongs (ASCAP) The opening lines of Michael Bolton's "A Time for Letting Go" are likely to stir feelings in most people: "Sometimes you find out what you wanted isn't really what you need, and the dream in all its promise was never meant to be." Disappointment affects all of us sometimes. We find that we must make a life adjustment. We need to let go of a dream that isn't what we thought it would be or that we now realize never will be achieved. Bolton reminds us that this disappointment will soon pass: "With nothing to believe in, just hold, 'cause life goes on. Your new day is wait- ing. Let go and let it begin." This is the truth. Yet, letting go is easier to talk about than to experience. We may realize that the future awaits us. However, a present emotional upset can seem overwhelming. Healing from the pain of a lost dream takes time. It also takes love a the kind of support us through today's loneliness and heartache. Teens need to know that such support is able. Our God knows all the corners of our heartsl : even those where we try to hide our sadness and de- spair. When we bring our grief to the Creator, we vide a spiritual avenue so that God's healing gradu- ally can transform the hurt and lead us to renewed trust in life. Another important source of support comes fron friends, especially those among our peers who stand what a lost dream feels like. Because they un- derstand, they don't try to rush us into feeling They are simply there, listening and caring. Friends like this continue to believe in the promise that our future holds. They walk with us until we are: ready for our future. . This also describes the kind of friend each of us!i can be for others. We can be patient and persevering We can affirm how God's healing grace will come into another's life. Yes, there can be "a time for letting letting go is more a process than an event. Whether personally involved in the process or trying to support a friend, live it one day at a time. God will guide your way. (Your comments are welcome always. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rock. port, Ind. 47635.) At the movies: Current reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. "A Simple Twist of Fate" (Touchstone) Poignant updating of George Eliot's 1861 novel, "Silas Marner," in Which a miserly di- vorced carpenter (Steve Mar- tin) is transformed into a lov- ing foster father after adopting an abandoned baby, only to face losing her at age 11 (Alana Austin) when her wealthy biological father (Gabriel Byrne) sues to regain custody of the child. Also writ- ten by Martin and directed by Gillies MacKinnon, the hand- somely shot drama presents well developed characters who gradually come to terms with past mistakes in an uplifting story of love and acceptance. Negative depiction of drug abuse, mild sexual references and an instance of profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-II a adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Rapa Nui" (Warner Bros.) Overblown melodrama set on Easter Island shortly before its first contact with Euro- peans follows two brawny na- tives (Jason Scott Lee and Esai Morales) as they compete in brutal physical ordeals to be- come leader of the island's clans and to win the hand of the beautiful woman (Sandrine Holt) they both love. Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the story plays on the level of trite ro- mance and the undeveloped characters are uninvolving, the result being a visually striking but otherwise barren fiction. Some gruesome violence, much ethnographic nudity and a pre- marital sexual relationship. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. Papal trip among Faith & Values cable fall specials WASHINGTON (CNS) -- rally at the New York archdioce- Other Catholic specials the church after the Berlin The Faith & Values cable channel plans live coverage of Pope John Paul II's October visit to the United States. Coverage plans include the prayer service from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, the papal speech on the family at the United Nations, a youth san seminary, a family prayer service at Shea Stadium, and Masses at the Meadowlands in New Jersey and Camden Yards in Baltimore. Faith & Values also plans to show a documentary on the life of Pope John Paul during the Oct. 20-23 visit. ATTENTION tit TV VIEWERS No Money Down Receive 50-200 T.V. Channels Cinemax, Showtime, HBO 1-800-347-4331 1-800-680-6770 1-800-484-9281 I I slated to run later this year on Faith & Values are (all times Central): -- "Body & Soul: Health Care in America," hosted by Martin Sheen, examines the human values that should guide a health care system for all, Friday, Oct. 14, 8-9 p.m. (repeated Saturday, Oct. 15, midnight-1 a.m.). -- "States of Faith: A Look at Religion in America," which features interviews with au- thor Stephen Carter and poll- ster George Gallup and looks at trends and traditions as lived out today, Friday Oct. 21, 8-9 p.m. (repeated Saturday, Oct. 22, midnight-1 a.m.). -- "A Time to Build," which examines the re-emergence of Wall's fall, Friday, Nov. 4, 8-9 p.m. (repeated Saturday, Nov. 5, midnight-1 a.m.) "Violence and the Media: Finding Solutions," a live tele- conference at which filmmakers, policy-makers, communications experts and psychologists ad- dress the issue and give practi- cal suggestions to parents con- Cerned about the impact of TV violence on their children, Sun- day, Nov, 6, 1-2 p.m. "My Soul Proclaims: Voices of Catholic Women," looking at Catholic women's contributions to church and so- ciety from both the historical and contemporary angles, Fri- day, Nov. 25, 8-9 p.m. (re- peated Saturday, Nov. 26, mid- night-1 a.m.) Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service I 422-9242, i Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville I Wade Funeral Home Robert J. Wade 119 S. Vine Street, Haubstadt, IN 768-6151 Call about pre-need counseling. Alan J. Wade The Motion of America rating is stricted. "In the Land of the (International Film French des the daily life of of various age groups, mately concentratidg small class of grade-schooll dents struggling to le speak under the ance of devoted Using sparse dialogue, Nicolas Philibert's unSe mental, nonmanipulative allows its subjects to communicate guage their feelings richness of life despite problems. Subtitles references to prejudice stereotypes about the U.S. Catholic Conference sification is A-II adolescents. Not rated bY Motion Picture America. "What Happened (Goldwyn) Unsettling two- drama about a middle" paralegal (Tom Noonan) 30ish secretary ( in the same firm whose ward first date begins dinner in her Ma: dio and ends up as very troubled unlike the workaday ties they project. Also and directed by dramatic situation is ing as a reflection of the ness of urban life and the vidual's need to have. sense of belonging. regarding emotional some sex and drug and occasional rough The U.S. Catholic classification is A-III The Motion Picture of America rating is R stricted.