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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record- LUCKY ONE" You're the kind/When you love you love/With all your might/And you're the kind/I would dream about at night/Now I'm the lucky one/Baby, I'm the lucky one Don't count on luck CNS COLUMNIST You're the kind/That I want to be with in the dark/You're the kind/That is capturing my heart/And I'm the lucky one/Baby, I'm the lucky one REFRAIN And I have never been the one/To fall in love so soon/But I could never face/Another night or day/Without you/Baby, I'm the lucky one You're the kind/With poetry and Valentine cards/You're the kind/Who will never ever leave/And I'm the lucky one/The luckiest girl/Baby I'm the lucky one REPEAT REFRAIN Written by Amy Grant/Keith Thomas Sung by Amy Grant Copyright (c) 1994 by Age to Age Music Inc. (ASCAP) Christian music artist turned pop star Amy Grant has a new disc 6ut titled "House of Love." The CD combines both her styles and gives Ms. Grant another chart hit in "Lucky One." The song is a woman's reflec- tion on how she's found the kind of guy that "I would dream about at night." He is the "kind that is capturing my heart." She admits that "I have never been the one to fall in love so soon." However, now she feels that "I'm the lucky one!" Listening to the song made me wonder: When it comes to romance, does it take luck to find the right person? The answer may depend on how you look at ro- mance. Many times, how we meet another person depends on circumstances. There does seem to be an element of coincidence in many begin- nings of relationships. Yet, the eventual course of a relationship is influenced by many factors other than luck. For example, you can develop a sense of what kind of person you want to marry. Your mental picture reflects your values. Given this self-knowledge, you can evaluate whether a dating relationship holds the promise of developing into a permanent commitment. Furthermore, you can assess whether the person you are dating shows respect for you. Does the individual listen to your thoughts and! feelings, even when he or she has a different view- point? What happens when there is or conflict between the two of you? Does this person stand up for him- or herself without putting you down while working with find a middle ground thatboth of you can accept? Surely, any of us could list a whole that depends less on luck and more on going slow with love and then honestly evaluating what we experiencing. Pausing to listen to your thoughts feelings about a relationship can possibly prevent heartbreak in the future. Personally, I believe that each of us is called depend more on trust than luck. We cannot be sure what will happen in a relationship. Yet, we that God wants us to experience love tion. i Like all other aspects of our lives, Goc to make choices when it comes to romance -- to spend time thinking things through. In making choices we determine what our lives will become. Whether these choices lead to hurt or happiness, God's love will strengthen us and guide our way, (Your comments are always welcome. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rock" port, IN 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. "Clerks" (Miramax) Raunchy gutter-talk comedy about a day in a New Jersey convenience store whose bored cashier (Brian O'Halloran) passes the time in graphic sex- ual conversations with a cretinous buddy (Jeff Ander- son) as well as past and pre- sent lovers (Lisa Spoonhauer and Marilyn Ghigliotti). Writer-director Kevin Smith presents a limited assortment of young adults, including drug users and sellers, all of whom regard promiscuity as casual fun to be enjoyed without thought of commitment or con- sequences. Extensive graphic descriptions of oral sex, posi- tive view of teen-age sexual relationships, off-screen necrophilia, brief drug abuse and constant rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. "Jason's Lyric  (Gramercy) Muddied melodrama of two brothers in a black neighborhood on the outskirts of Houston cen- ters on the hard-working Jason (Allen Payne), whose growing ambition to leave the ghetto for a better life elsewhere is in- spired by his love for girlfriend Lyric (Jada Pinkett), but his criminal brother (Bokeem Wood- bine) gets entangled in a bun- gled robbery which eventually engulfs all of them in tragedy. Director Doug McHenry over- burdens the thin, predictable story with the brothers' bond of guilt as youngsters who killed their abusive father, then wildly romanticizes Jason's love affair and ends in a bloodbath of gang violence. Graphic brutality and gore, several simulated sex acts and occasional rough language. 1346 U g "Ofiflolld lg n fete n c e  ,: classification is O -- morally of- fensive. The Motion Picture As- sociation of America rating is R -- restricted. "Little Giants" (Warner Bros.) Strained comedy in which a single dad (Rick Moranis) is persuaded by his tomboy daughter (Shawna Waldron) to coach a pre- teen football squad composed of rejects from the town's official peewee team coached by his arrogant brother (Ed O'Neill), a former gridiron star. Director Duwayne Dunham's sentimen- tal exercise in youthful hi jinks is fiat and often in bad taste resulting in a picture whose contrived underdog situations are as largely unamusing as the inept title team's unlikely triumph on the field is entirely predictable. Vulgar language, crotch jokes, a running gag about breaking wind and a lu- dicrous instance of "comic" pro- fanity. The U.S. Catholic Con- ference classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "Love Affair" (Warner Bros.) Sentimental remake of the 1939 "Love Affair" in which a couple (Warren Beatty and An- nette Bening) have a shipboard romance though each is en- gaged to another, then plan to meet three months later to get married, until a tragic accident jeopardizes their future. Direc- tor Glenn Gordon Caron's sumptuous, postcard-pretty melodrama is sweetly old-fash- ioned in its execution though it ultimately disappoints as the lovers' characters are only su- perficially developed. Romantic complications and an instance of rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A- II -- adults and ado- lescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Pulp Fiction" (Miramax) Ultraviolent tale of vicious killers and assorted lowlifes (no- tably John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer) whose paths murderously intersect during a I 24-hour period in Los Angeles. Writer-director Quentin Taran- tino finds much slick, cynical humor and a twisted code of honor among characters for whom life is cheap and crime is a profitable lark. Much gory vio- lence and positive depictions of drug use, a homosexual rape, fleeting nudity, many racial slurs 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. "Radioland Murders" (Universal) Opening night in 1939 Chicago for a new radio net- work proves wildly eventful when the head writer (Brian Benben) frantically struggles to keep the on-microphone ac- tors supplied with dialogue while trying to reconcile with his estranged wife (Mary Stu- art Masterson) and elude po- lice pursuing him for a series of murders that begin in the station after it signs on the air. I I MILLER & MILLER _ "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" _ . _ _. 424-9274 FINE FOOD GIFTS of CHEESE, FRUITCAKE and BOURBON FUDGE made by the Monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani. Cheese served at the White House - Fruitcake rated #1 by Newsday (flavored with Kentucky Bourbon). 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