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8 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana October -- Dn The Record-- A time to be there for SOMEONE TO LOVE [ ....................... 1 thing is all right/It's because of By CHARLIE MARTIN  you{I, was able to/Give my heart Don't even like to think about / CNS COLUMNIST  again/You gave me it/I don't know what I/Would ] I (REPEAT REFRAIN) do without it/I only know I live and breathe/For your love Written by Babyface. Baby, you came to me/In my time of need/When I needed you/You were there for me/Baby, the love from you/Is what got me through/It's because of you/I was able to give/My heart again/You gave me (REFRAIN) Someone to love/Someone to touch/Someone to hold/Oh someone to know/Someone to love Someone to trust/Someone to hold/Oh some- one to know I thought I'd never love again/I thought my life was over and/I didn't want to face/Nor even see another day/Suddenly from nowhere/Baby you appeared/You dried my tears/You cared for me/Baby, your love for me Truly rescued me/It's because of you/I was able to/Fall in love again/You gave me (REPEAT REFRAIN) For so long in my life/I wouldn't let love in- side/But I swallowed my pride/The day you arrived/Now that you're by my side/Every- Sung by Jon B and Babyface Copyright (c) 1995 by Sony Songs Inc./ECAF Music (BMI) How could you bring more love into our world? In Jon B's debut chart hit "Someone to Love," a fellow describes how love re-entered his life. In his words, "It's because of you I was able to give my heart again." He tells how he thought that "I'd never love again." He believed that his "life was over." He" "didn't want to face nor even see another day." Yet, because of the power of one person, "I was able to fall in love again." Clearly, this song speaks of romantic love. How- ever, it is the song's broader message that needs to be heard: Each of us has the ability to bring more of love's healing presence intn cur world. When we act in loving ways, we live as Jesus did. We show that, indeed, we are Jesus' disciples and that we want our Christianity to provide posi- tive effects on others' lives. Teens have many ways to practice their disci- pleship. The following are just some suggestions: others 1. Don't belong to a clique. Sure it's fun to hang out with your friends. But also reach out yond your immediate circle of peers to members your class who are overlooked by others. For exaVa- ple, sit with someone new at lunchtime or invite someone to an activity .... 2. Find out how you could get more involved in your parish community. Does your parish need more baby sitters for weekend liturgies? Could give some time to a program that visits senior citi- zens? Perhaps there is a need for more coaches younger children's sports. Speak up. Tell others you want to give more time to parish needs. 3. Become a pen pal to a teen in one of the world's suffering areas. Millions of teens live with challenges that we can hardly begin to understand. But love knows no boundaries. Talk to a teacher or someone on your parish staff about writing to a 4. While reaching out, don't forget those you live with. Are there ways you could be more sup- portive and understanding toward a ter? What extra household chore could you take that might ease your parents' workload? Jesus taught us that love can, does and will continue to make a huge difference in our world. Now is the time to be that difference. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.) ., At the movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting. "Moonlight and Valentino" (Gramercy) Feminist drama about a widow (Elizabeth Perkins) who gradually puts her life back together after her tragic loss with the help of her best friend (Whoopi Goldberg), her college-age sister (Gwyneth Pal- trow) and her mellowing ex-step- mother (Kathleen Turner). Di- rected by David Anspaugh, the sit- uation is deeply emotional but the treatment of these supportive women is highly cerebral and their characterization is more sentimen- tal than convincing. Adult themes, including sexual situations, occa- sional profanity and rough lan- guage. The U.S. Catholic Confer- ence classification is A-III adults. The Motion Picture Associ- ation of America rating is R -- re- stricted. "Seven" (New Line) Gruesome thriller about a vet- eran homicidd detective (Morgan Freeman) and his cocky new partner (Brad Pitt) on the trail of a serial killer, each of whose tortured victims represents one of the seven deadly sins. David Fincher directs a pointless exer- cise in shock value as increas- ingly horrific murders come full circle to ensnare the detectives as well as the killer. Muddled theme of religious fanaticism, in- termittent violence, graphic shots of mutilated corpses with full nudity, base sexual refer- ences and much rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is O -- morally of- fensive. The Motion Picture As- sociation of America rating is R restricted. "Showgirls" (MGM-UA) Relentlessly sleazy potboiler about a hardened Vegas stripper (Elizabeth Berkley) who graduates to performing in a casino's topless show, then steals the star spot by incapacitating its lead dancer. Di- rector Paul Verhoeven's sexist de- piction of women is a mindless ex- ercise in sneering, leering voyeurism. A brutal gang rape, simulated sex acts, much exploita- tive nudity, drug abuse and rough language. The U.S. Catholic Con- ference classification is 0 -- morally offensive. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating Catholic.history and dictionary on CD-ROM HUNTINGTON, Ind. (CNS) w Our Sunday Visitor publish- ing house has issued its Ency- clopedia of Catholic History and its Catholic Dictionary on CD-ROM for use on personal computers. The package has hyperlinks that let users call up addi- tional dictionary cross-refer- ences on screen -- either from the historical encyclopedia or from elsewhere in the dictio- nary m by simply pointing to a hyperlink word or phrase in the text and clicking a mouse button. The $49.95 program gives electronic access on a single, 4-and- 3/4-inch compact disk the entire contents of the 1,000-page Encyclopedia of Catholic History, published as a book earlier this year, and the 500-page Catholic Dictionary, published in book form last year. It also includes a compre- hensive index, a glossary, vari- ous topical indexes and tables, on-screen "help" windows and an art gallery containing the art found in the printed books. Other capabilities, including clipboard, notebook and print, allow users to print entries, at- tach their own notes to them and edit and paste text and il- lustrations into their own word processing programs for other uses. The program requires an IBM-compatible personal com- puter equipped with a CD- ROM reader, mouse and Win- dows 3.0 or better Our Sunday Visitor repre- sentative Joe Isca said the electronic historical encyclo- pedia/dictionary is a compan- ion to a another electronic reference work the company issued last year. That work combined the Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Encyclope- dia, which came out in book form in 1991, with the Catholic Dictionary. The earlier electronic refer- ence work is available for $49.95 in either CD-ROM or 3 1/2-inch diskette form. Isca said the diskette version of the earlier work requires about 14 megabytes of memory on a com- puter's hard drive, while each CD-ROM program installs only one file, less than a kilobyte in size, on the hard drive. Our Sunday Visitor's Ency- clopedia of Catholic History / Catholic Dictionary on CD-ROM, publication No. 756, is available in religious book- stores o1" can be ordered pre- paid for $49.95 each from Our Sunday Visitor Books, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750. Add $3.95 per order for postage and handling. is NC-17 -- no children under 17 admitted. "Steal Big, Steal Little" (Savoy) Comic misfire about identical twin brothers (both played by Andy Garcia) pitted against each other when their adoptive mother leaves a vast Santa Barbara, Calif., estate to one son, prompt- ing the other to desperate mea- sures to wrest it from him. Direc- tor Andrew Davis-relies on contrived whimsy and weak ro- mantic complications in an over- long story that eventually affirms family loyalty and marital fidelity. Minor violence, references to adul- tery and a few profanities. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifi- cation is A-III -- adults. The Mo- tion Picture Association of Amer- ica rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some ma- terial may be inappropriate for children under 13. "To Die For" (Columbia) Black comedy about an ambi- tious small-town TV weather forecaster (Nicole Kidman) : ing a documentary teen- agers whom she to murder her husband to make the film enough to attract TV and sales. Director Gus Van biting satire lampoons the suit of fame and the me( avid coverage of killers tending to trivialize a ous act of vengeance maxes the story. treatment of revenge brief violence, a few bedroo$ counters and intermittent language. The U.S. Conference classification adults, Motiorr Picture America rating is R stricted. 301 MAIN ST. VINCENNES. 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