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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record-- Possible steps to take when things are going w SOMETHING'S ALWAYS WRONG The song offers a clue to why this just a casual conversation. You're hoping couple faces such difficulties. They play will be attentive to what is discussed. Another day I call/And never By CHARLIE MARTIN a "game of putting things aside as if speak/And you would say/Noth- CNS COLUMNIST we'll come back to them some time." i 3. In the conversation itself, take responsibility| what you feel. Blaming another does not help ing's changed at all/And I can't feel/Muchhope for anything/If I won't be there/To catch you if you fall/Again it seems/We meet in the spaces/In between/We always say/It won't be long/But something's always wrong Another game/Of putting things aside/As if we'll come back/To them some time/A brace of hope/A pride of innocence/And you would say some- thing/Has gone wrong/Again/It seems we meet/In the spaces in between/We always say/It won't be long/But something always wrong Written by Glen Phillips, Todd Nichols, Toad Consequently, these conflicts never get resolved, and "something's always wrong." Perhaps one or both individuals are afraid to face the problems between them. They fear that admitting the conflicts will bring the end of their romance. Unfortunately, avoiding prob- lems only increases the possibility that the love between two people will erode. If you find yourself in a dating relationship where problems are being avoided, realize that this is serious. If it isn't possible to raise the level of communication there, something really is wrong. But perhaps considering these steps will help you see if better communication could make a difference: 1. First, be honest with yourself. What are you feel- lems. Tell your partner that your relationshi or her is important to you, and you are willin it together. 4. Suggest joint problem solving, inviting his ideas on how to make changes in the difficult Be flexible. As you work on the immediate also are enhancin nication. Further, many times j tum toward change makes the problem less hurtful both of you. 5. Ask God to guide you. Your openness become pathways for God's healing for both Living in a relationship where Sung by Toad the Wet Sprocket ing? Particularly, what angers or resentments have you Copyright (e) 1994 by Sony Tunes IncJWet " stored in your heart? Also, try to name the fears that Sprocket Songs (ASCAP) have held you back from speaking about your feelings to The group with rock's most original name has an- other chart hit. Toad the Wet Sprocket's "Something's Always Wrong" tells the story of a relationship about to fall apart. the other person. 2. Ask the other person for a time when you can speak about your concerns. Be sure you agre on a time when distractions can be minimized. The purpose of set- ting up a time is to let your partner know that this is not wrong" is painful. Young people who are need to be content with such a situation. Seeifit is t ble to move beyond fear to (Your comments are always welcome. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, IN 47635.) Religious programming on broadcast cable TV in Decem WASHINGTON (CNS) m Broadcast and cable television will air a wide variety of Christmas services and spe- cials throughout December. NBC will show Midnight Mass from the Vatican at 11:30 p.m. EST Dec. 24. Faith & Values Channel cable highlights (all times EST): -- "Silent Mouse" with Lynn Redgrave narrating the true story that led to the composi- tion of "Silent Night," 9 a.m. Dec. 10, repeated 8 p.m. Dec. 20, midnight Dec. 21, 8 p.m. Dec. 24 and 9 a.m. Dec. 25. --"Christopher Closeup," with Father John Catoir look- ing at humor and healthy liv- ing with physician and stress management expert Steve Allen Jr., son of the famous c0- median, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, re- peated 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. "Have Faith," about a parish priest canceling bingo but reinstating it after parish- ioners protest and promise to give thanks to God during the games, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14, re- peated 1:30 a.m. Dec. 15. "The Joy of Music," in which host Diane Bish takes pan flutist Zamfir and the Joy of Music Chorale to perform Christmas music in Europe's famous cathedrals and churches, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, re- peated 3:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 25. -- "Santa," a BBC special showing the evolution of Santa Claus to today's image, 8 p.m. Dec. 18, repeated 9 p.m. Dec. 22 and 1 a.m. Dec. 23. -- "Highway," which looks at how Christmas is celebrated on the Channel Islands, Great Britain's southernmost area, 6 p.m. Dec. 20, repeated 7:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 4 p.m. Dec. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 25. -- "'Tis the Season," a Hawaii-set story of how a young girl learns the real meaning of Christmas from a mysterious woman who seems to personify its spirit, 9 p.m. Dec. 20, repeated 1 a.m. Dec. 21. -- "Silent Night," with Span- ish opera star Jose Carreras in Salzburg, Austria, explaining religious customs associated with Christmas and singing "Silent Night" in the church where it was written, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, repeated midnight Dec. 22 and 4 p.m. Dec. 25. -- "The Journey," the Father Peyton's Family Theater show starring Lois Nettleton about a teen-ager who helps a home- less, pregnant robbery victim against her father's wishes, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, repeated At the movies: Current 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. "Junior" (Universal) Lowbrow comic fantasy in which a fertility specialist (Danny DeVito) tests an anti- miscarriage drug by injecting a fertilized egg into a willing male colleague (Arnold Schwarzeneg- ger) who then refuses to end the experiment after the first trimester and goes to term with the pregnancy while romancing the woman (Emma Thompson) whose frozen egg was used with- out her knowledge. Director Ivan Reitman's one-joke premise of a pregnant man relies on common stereotypes of expectant women for its laughs while presenting fetal experimentation as all part FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE  RSCHER ELEC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 of a nutty plot that gets increas- ingly bizarre. Comic treatment of reproductive technology, refer- ences to casual sexual relations and an instance of profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inap- propriate for children under 13. "Mrs. Parker and the Vi- cious Circle" (Fine Line) Dark depiction of the life of writer Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh), focusing on her close relationship with humorist Robert Benchley (Campbell Scott) and other members of the famed Algonquin Round Table luncheons in the 1920s and '30s which helped sustain her emo- tionally through failed mar- riages and a doomed affair with playwright Charles MacArthur (Matthew Broderick). Director Alan Rudolph's joyless dramati- zation captures some of the acer- bic wit of the Round Table's celebrities, but is unrelievedly grim in its portrait of a talented woman turned bitter by years of professional insecurity and self- loathing. A few brief bedroom scenes with nudity, frequent al- cohol abuse, a suicide attempt and occasional rough language. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- re- stricted. "The Pagemaster" (20th Century Fox) Bland, mostly animated tale starts with a fearful boy (Macaulay Culkin) wandering into a library where the librar- ian (Christopher Lloyd) magi- cally turns into a wizard provid- ing the young worrywart with experiences of adventure, horror and fantasy which leave him a braver lad for having faced up to his fears. Director Maurice Hunt animated effort is a tame affair which preaches the value of reading without offering young viewers much in the way of won'- der or imagination. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-I -- general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G -- general audiences. 12:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and midnight Dec. 26. ' -- "Rough Edges," a drama about two woman who meet at a park bench near a vandalized nativity scene, 9 p.m. Dec. 21, repeated 1 a.m. Dec. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 24, -- "Focus on Faith with Kathie Lee Gifford," in which the talk show host and singer shares her faith and the music of Christmas, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23. -- Christmas Mass from St. Frances of Rome Church in New York, 1 p.m. Dec. 25. -- Pope John Paul Irs "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and to the World") message at 2 p.m. Dec. 25. Eternal Word Television Network cable highlights (all times EST: -- "Nicholas, The Boy Who Became Santa," animated tale of St. Nicholas, in English at 8 p.m. Dec. 11, repeated 10 a.m. Dec. 14, 10 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3:30 a.m. Dec. 17, and in Span- ish at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11, re- peated 6 a.m. Dec. 12, 6:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 2:30 a.m. Dec. 25. -- "The Fourth Wise Man" starring Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin and Ralph Bellamy as the Magi, in English at 8 p.m. Dec. 15, repeated 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 4:30 a.m. Dec. 17, 10 p.m. Dec. 20, and 1 p.m. Dec. 24 and 30, and in Spanish at 11 p.m. Dec. 10, repeated 1 a.m. Dec. 21 and 4 p.m. Dec. 26. "Music for Christmas" performed by The Catholic University of America's music school and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immac- ulate Conception's choir, 4 a.m. Dec. 18, repeated 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 10 p.m. Dec. 22 and 8 p.m. Dec. 25. -- "Christmas in Nurem- berg  with music of Bach and Handel plus Christmas fa- vorites, 5 a.m. Dec. 19, re- peated 1 a.m. Dec. 22, 5 a.m. Dec. 25 and 11 p.m. Dec. 26. -- "The Savior is Born," Morgan Freeman's narration of the first Christmas, 11 p.m Dec. 19, repeated 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 4 p.m. Dec. Dec. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. Dec. 26. -- "A Castle with British tenor O'Neill singing carols ! torian setting, 1 a.: repeated 11 p.m. p.m. Dec. 24 and 1 25. -- "Silent Night with singers ists backed by State Orchestra, 21, repeated 1 a.m. a.m. Dec. 25, 11 and 1 a.m. Dec. 30. -- "The Gospel Christmas Story, ment of Scripture of the Holy Land, in 8 p.m. Dec. 22, Dec. 23, 4:30 a.m. night Dec. 25 and 10 27, and in Spanish Dec. 17 and 4 p.m. -- "A Time to with Donald who bears witnesS mas through his als, 8 p.m. Dec. 5:30 a.m. Dec. 24 Dec. 25. q Christmas Eve Pope John Paul II, St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, re Dec. 25.   -- The pope's message live at 8 p.m. Dec. 24, p.m. Dec. 25 and 26. -- Christmas brated by Cacciavillan, papal to the United the Basilica Shrine of the ception at 10:30 P. preceded by a live tation at 10 p.m. -- Christmas Our Lady of Monastery Chapel ham, Ala., live at 25, repeated at 8 and midnight Dec. -- Christmas brated by Hickey of the Basilica of Shrine of the ception at noon Dec.