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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana J --On the Record-- Be a l i el ine of hope By CHARLIE MARTIN feels and what genuinely is occurring, I know a place down past an CNS COLUMNIST elissa have their own validity. But old shack]On a road that goes Etheridge the here and now. The future may be to nowhere/Ain't nobody corn- I _ Copyright (c) 1995 unlike what one currently feels or ing back/We can go there by M.L.E. Music Inc. (ASCAP), When in such situations, two steps tonight/We can talk until Island Records Inc. First, share your feelings with a safe, dawn/Or maybe something else/I'll leave the mental person. This individual might be radio ondThe radio on. "Nowhere to Go" is Melissa Etheridge's current friend, a teacher at school or someone on chart hit. It's offher new CD titled 'Tour Little Secret." parish ministry staff. Being listened to REFRAIN The song describes a couple wandering aimless- sary step toward healing and renewed There's no one to hear/You might as well ly through a town. They recognize familial- spots Second, begin to view your life from a scream/They never woke up/From the Ameri. like "the Wal-Mart and the prison down by the old perspective. Hurt has a way of n can dream/And they don't understand/What V.A." They eventually head off to an "old abandoned view. Perhaps the same person who they don't see/And they look through you/And boxcar" where they "can talk until dawn." validates your feelings will help you see your! they look past me/Oh you and I dancing It isn't clear whether these individuals are natives -- ways to change or replace the lost slow/And we got nowhere to go. homeless. However, they do appear lost in life, and Support is the common certainly they have "got nowhere to go." steps. When others walk with us, our Past the Wa|-Mart and the prison/Down by the Thankfully, homelessness for teens is not com- "nowhere to go" is lessened. old V.AJJust my jeans and my T-shirt/And my mon. Yet, teens and most of us have experienced the grieve what has been lost. Yet, we blue Chevrolet/It's Saturday night/Feels like song's sense of being lost and lonely, feeling unsure through the pain and rediscover new life everything's wrong/I've got some strawberry of how to direct our lives. We can be sure that God will be wine/I want to get you alone,/Get you alone. Many times such difficult feelings come upon sources of support. Teens caring about each , :: us when a dream comes to an end. A teen might another source. i (REPEAT REFRAIN) receive a final rejection notice from a college that he Jesus taught us that we need each or she really wanted to attend. Another may find that lifeline of hope when a peer feels Down by the muddy water/Of the mighty his or her family broken apart by divorce. Others nowhere to go. Mo/In an old abandoned boxcar/Will I ever find that their romances have dead-ended. know?/Dance with me forever/Thls moment is No matter what the dream, when it ends a per- (Your comments are always welcome. divine/rm so close to heaven/This hell is not son may feel that there is "nowhere to go." It feels address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, mine/This hell is not mine. like one is lost in life. Ind. 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN NEW YORK CNS -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are als given for the Motion Picture Association of America !MPAA. "Bitter Sugar" (First Look) The pro-Castro beliefs of a young Cuban student (Rene Lavan) are shaken to the core when he discovers his fiancee Mayte Vilan) has taken to pros- titution to survive and his rebel- lious brother (Larr Villanueva) has deliberately injected himself with AIDS-tainted blood in protest against the repressive regime. Director Leon Ichaso's melodramatic political tract blends doomed romance and family crises into a scathing por- trait of a: beleaguered island whose economy caters to tourists at the expense of its own people, Subtitles. Brief Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Servic = Ed. L. Lee = Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-36!2 [[ ii [ [I [ [ M&N Fire & Safety Equip.iCe. Inc. Over 25 years sales and service in the Tri-state 670 E. Franklin 424-3863 I spurts of violence, a discreet sex- ual encounter and some rough language. The USCC classifica- tion is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the MPAA. "Jingle All the Way" (20th Century Fox) Macho-themed comedy set on Christmas Eve as a harried dad /Arnold Schwarzenegger and a frantic postman (Sinbad) chase around the city, desperate to get the last Turbo Man doll each has promised his son. Director Brian Levant's extended sitcom substi- tutes rudely aggressive behavior for genuine humor in a contrived series of tiresome skirmishes. Frequent slapstick violence and fleeting sexual innuendo. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "Sling Blade" (Miramax) Challenging picture of a men- tally retarded man (Billy Bob Thornton) after his release from the asylum to which he had been committed as a boy for murder- ing his mother and her lover. Upon his return to his Southern hometown, he's befriended by a i I i boy (Lucas Black and his wid- owed mom (Natalie CanerdayJ until her abusive boyfriend (Dwight Yoakam) threatens them all. Also written and direct- ed by Thornton, the portrayal of" the retarded man earns sympa- thy through its gentle, some- times humorous, depiction of his simple, common-sense approach to difficulties, though its dark ending is appropriately disturb- ing. Some chilling oil-screen vio- lence, alcohol abuse and occa- sional rough language. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R-- restricted. "Star Trek: First Contact" (Paramount) Headed by its bold captain (Patrick StewartL the 24th-cen- tury Starship Enterprise battles an on-board invasion by killer aliens while racing back to the year 2063, where a crisis on planet Earth could terminate humankind. Director Jonathan Frakes weaves together two sep- arate stories for a sci-fi tale of old-fashioned adventure jazzed up with futuristic visuals. Some stylized violence and fleeting sexual innuendo. The USCC I I I I I AUTO TOPS SEAT COVERS. 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