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0 The Message --for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Entertainment December 25, 1987 On the Record By CHARLIR MARTIN NC News Service Columnist Love is much more than the feeling this song describes Is This Love? I should have known better/Than to let you go alone/It's limes like these/I can't make it on my own/Wasted days and sleepless nights//md I can't wait to see you again. I find I spend my time/Wailing on your call/How can I tell you babe/My back's against the wall/I need you by my side/To tell me it's all rightY'Cause I don't think I can take anymore. REFRAIN: Is this love That I'm feeling Is this the love That I've been searching for Is this love Or am I dreaming This must be love 'Cause it's really got a hold on me A hold on me. I can't stop the feelin'/I've been this way before/But with you I've found the key/To open any door/I can feel my love for you/Growing stronger day by day/Growing stronger day by day/And I can't wait to see you again/So I can hold you in my arms. REPEAT REFRAIN Is this love/That I'm feeling/is this the love/That I've been searching for/Is this love/Or The following am I dreaming/Is this the love/That I've been sear- chin s for/Is this love/Or am I dreaming/Is this the love/That I've been searching for? Recorded by Whitesnake Written by David Coverdale and John Sykes Copyright (c) 1987 by Whitesnake Music Ltd. Whitesnake's "Is This Love?" climbed into the Top Ten during December, perhaps on its way to becoming the group's second top-rated single. The song describes a person wondering if love is what he is feeling. Apparently he defines love in the romantic sense of feeling close and very at- tracted to another. Whatever he is feeling, his emo- tion is bringing new opportunities into his life because "with you, I've found the key to open any door." Love is a powerful force in our lives. As we enter into 1988, I want to suggest that each of us examine how loving we are to others. I speak of love in a sense that goes beyond the song's description. Romantic love is something most peo- ple seek, but the power of love is far more exten- sive than romance. Each of us can help build a more loving world by allowing our care for others to affect their lives. If you choose to try being more loving in 1988, it is important to keep two points in mind. First, real love is freely given: It does not bargain to receive something in return. Instead, a loving person freely supports others. Second, the choice to be more loving brings a specific focus. How loving you are is shown by your behavior. Love is much more than the feeling the song describes. It is an act that follows upon the deci- sion to do something positive for another. To answer the question, "Is This Love?" , check and see if what you are experiencing leaas to specific caring acts, given freely, without con- cern over what you will receive in return. I challenge you to pick out one goal for love in the coming year. Put this goal in writing and share what you have written with someone you trust. Ask that person to periodically check in with you about whether you are still practicing your work of love during 1988. Such a plan will state your commitment to live in a more loving way throughout this coming year. Your comments are welcome always. Please address to: Charlie Martin, 1218 S. Rotherwood Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47714. . Copyright (c] 1987 by NC News Service i i i Ul i i iii ii Christmas broadcasting highlights Christmas joining in. Midnight Mass at the Con- in the News". Provided by the "Daily Bread". Daily prayerful broadcasting highlights were compiled by Mar/st Father Joseph Fenton of the U.S. Catholic Conference Depart- ment of Communication and from information supplied to the Message office. Consult local ]/stings for times and sta- tions in your area. "Christmas in Rome 1987," Thursday, Dec. 24, 11-12:30 p.m. (CST} on NBC (WHE-TV 14). Midnight Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II from St. Peter's Basilica with music by "Christmas Special," Fri- vent Immaculate Conception, Indiana Council of Churches, day, Dec. 25, 9-10 p.m. (CST) Ferdinand, will be broadcast on this 15-minute news show deals on NBC (WFIE-TV 14}. The Na- WBDC, 101 FM, Huntingburg. with current events. tional Council of Churches Consult local listings for the Every Sunday, 10-10:30 a.m. presents a program dealing time ofthebroadcast. {WITZ, 990 AM, Jasper) with Christmas, its music and "Crossroads". A weekly half- message of peace as it is observ- Monday-Saturday, 11:30 hour program from the Pas- ed in different communities a.m. and Monday-Friday, 5 sionist Radio and Television around the world, p.m., {WVHI, 1330 AM, Centre. Evansville) "Living His Bishop Francis R. Shea will Word". Bible teaching with Every Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. celebrate Midnight Mass at St. Ann Gries. {WVHI, 1330 AM, Evansville) John the Baptist Church, Every Saturday, 11 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Newburgh, on Christmas Eve. It (WIKY, 104 FM/1400 AM, (WJJN, 1180 AM, Newburgh) will be broadcast on WIKY, 104 Evansville) "Religion in the FM, Evansville, at 11:30 p.m. News." Co-sponsored by the the Sistine Choir. The Christmas Children's Diocese of Evansville. Christmas in St. Louis," Mass at Holy Family Church, Every Sunday, 7-7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 11 Jasper, will be broadcast on (WBDC, 100. 9 FM, p.m.-midnight {CST) on ABC WBDC, 100.9 FM, Hun- Huntingburg-Jasper} "Country (WTVW-TV 7). Archbishop tingburg, on Dec. 24, 4:45-6 Roads."A Paulist production, John L. May of St. Louis, presi- p.m. -the program features Father Joe dent of the National Conference Midnight Mass at St. Joseph Brigner relating music to every- of Catholic Bishops, celebrates Church, Jasper, will be broad- day life. the Christmas Midnight Mass at cast on WITZ, 104.7 FM, theSt. Louis Cathedral with the Jasper. On Christmas day, it Every Sunday, 9 a.m. Cathedral Adult Choir and the will be rebroadcast at2p.m, on { W B D C , 1 0 0 . 9 F M Pontifical Children s Choir WITZ, 990 AM and 104.7 FM. Huntingburg-Jasper) "Religion New movie has some hilarious moments NEW YORK (NC} -- "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (Para- mount} is a comedy with Steve Martin as an advertising man trying to get from New York to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. His journey becomes a black comedy saga of one travel nightmare after another. Planes are grounded, trains break down and even automobiles catch on fire. Mak- ing the experience even worse is that by chance he is traveling with a talkative, bungling salesman {John Candy}. , : Martin's sarcastic ennui and Candy's effusive geniality play off each other rather well, but the plot situations begin to become predictable, with the audience ahead of most of the disasters. Director John Hughes has turned from teen-age melodramas to try his hand at adult comedy and the results are mixed. Anyone who has had a bad experience with the airlines, railroads or car rental agencies will find many of the situations more realistic than comic. It may not be high comedy, but it does have some hilarious moments. However, because of some rough language and sex- ual references, the U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-III -- adults. $chnitzelbank RESTAURANT scripture teachings based on the daily Mass readings by Father A1 Lauer, a Catholic priest from Cincinnati. : Every Sunday, 10-10:30 a.m. (WNIN-TV 9, Evansville} "Catholic Mass". Every Monday, 6:30-7 p.m. (Evansville Cable TV Channel 6} "Message of Evangeliza- tion" The program is sponsored by the diocesan Evangelization Office. Silent Night Holy Night "May the special/0000 meaning of l Christmas l abide with $[lllMtlt0000/lmn you a/ways.' BEST WISHES FROM THESE EVANSVILLE FIRMS BROWN & HUBERT 306 N. 7th Avenue 425-9049 BROWNING FUNERAL HOME 738 Diamond Avenue 425-2896 EVANSVILLE APPLIANCE PARTS, INC. 900 E. Diamond Ave. 423-8867 MOONEY COPY SERVICE For your next printing order HIlary DeJean 40 E. Sycamore 423-6626 TEKOPPEL BLOCK 1701 West Ohio 422-2491 or 422-2416 i