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Vol. XXXII, No 4


March 1979

Declares Latin Anaerican Expert

Future of Church Seen In Third World by SUSANNE HOFFMAN Members of the college community and guests attended a lecture on Wednesday, February 14 at O'Hare Academic Center given by Reverend Peter J. Henriot, entitled, "Latin America challenge to North America in Politics and Religion." This was another part of the continuing 78-79 Symposium Lectures on Peace and Justice. Father Henriot's purpose in addressing the community was to enrich our awareness concerning the elements and aspects of the Church in Latin America and their implications and challenges to the United States. Before he

Father Henriot

began his lecture, Father Henriot asked his audience to consider the question, "What kind of Church would you like to be living in in the next ten years'?" This question is significant because the church is a major part of the world. Reverend Peter J. Henriot was ordained a Jesuit Priest in 1970. Father Henriot is a political scientist, a member of the Center for Concern in Washington, D.C. since its founding in 1971, and its recently appointed director. He was also an active member of the Bicentennial Program, "Liberty and Justice For All." For three months in 1972, and nine months between 1976 and 1977, Father Henriot lived in Latin America. During the last nine months he spent, Father Henriot lived in a hillside barrio of about 50,000 people located in Medellin, Colombia. He experienced on the first hand level the severe problems faced by these people such as food scarcity, unemployment, and over-population. In Father Henriot's words, he had the opportunity "to put names and faces on facts and statistics." The main theme of Father Henriot's lecture was to stress the

Seniors Present Research Topics by SUE O'CONNOR Is Nazism on the rise in the United States today? How did rock and roll really begin? Was Senator Joseph McCarthy a pontical opportunist? The answer to these and other timely questions will be heard on March 31, 1979, as the seniors in the History and Politics Department make their annual research presentations. The presentations summarize a semester of guided research on a topic of the student's choice. This year the diversity of topics reflects the varied research interests of the department members. It also insures that there will be something for everyone. The Shakers, a religious sect, will be Maureen McCann's topic. Maureen will argue that the Shaker way of life was a reaction to the evils that they perceived iri society. Maureen holds the distinction of being the College's first American Studies major. Susan O'Connor will compare the Nazi ideologies of Hitler and the American Nazi Party. Hitler, of course, rose from an obscure Austrian border town to absolute mastery over Germany and the better part of Europe. He determined the fate of a people and influenced the course of world history. The American Nazi Party is alive and well in the United States today. Will the American Nazis {who are anti-black and anti-semitic) determine the fate of the blacks and Jews in the United States? Will America's neo-Nazis successfully take up the political and moral legacy that Hitler left behind ? Are they correct in claim-

ing that cultural diversity in the United States is leading to the decline of the great White race? The answers should prove to be both frightening and intriguing. Donald Currier's presentation will not be frightening but will be very unique. Don will present the history of rock and roll. Those of us who know Don are looking forward to an entertaining presentation. Continued on Page 4

point that the majority of Catholics today are living in the Third World. This means that the fate of the Church is being decided in the context of the Third World, and we must, therefore, focus more of our attention on the changes taking place in these countries, and their implications. Latin America is most significant because the majority of all Catholics are living there. Consequently, Father Henriot spent most of his speech outlining thirteen of the most significant changes in the Church in Latin America, as well as their implications and challenges to the Church in the United States. Included in the thirteen points stressed by Father Henriot were: The Commitment of the Church to Justice; The Appreciation of the Second Vatican Council; The Role of the Laity; The Role of Women; and, perhaps his most startling point, The Price to Pay for this Development. Eight hundred and fifty laity and religious have been murdered, imprisoned, tortured, or exiled. Father Henriot pointed out that this has been "the price to pay for a church pastorally related to the people." Father Henriot's lecture is valuable to our c::;mmunity because it points out that the Catholic Church in the United States is a part of a world Church. To recognize the problems that exist in Continued on Page 4

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Wanda Frazier

by SUE COSTA Last Saturday, March 3rd, six Salve students left Newport. Their destination was Washington, D.C. The students, Dina Gonsalves, Steve Malley, Jim McNamara, Lew Bower, Katie Hannon, and

cruitment of personnel for state government; and 3) to enable students to develop a knowledge of the structure and procedure of state government. Wanda Frazier has also been selected as an intern in the Attorney General's Office, besides her state internship. Wanda is the very first recipient of this new internship program. The College community is honored to have these three fine students at our campus and offers sincere congratulations to them.

Laurie Schremser

by ALASTAIR BROWNE During the interim here at Salve, twelve students, under the direction of Dr. James Hersh, visited the land of St. Patrick. The land is, of course, Ireland. Guided by Dr. Hersh, this group of students went to study Irish folklore and mythology. Some of the group, being of Irish descent, learned more about their heritage, and a few even went so far as to visit their relatives. Although there were no formal classes, lectures were given, while ample free time allowed students to take a good look at the country for themselves. Ireland is a scenic country with many old traditions. There are towering mountains carpeted with grass, topped by round, filed-down peaks that rise up, like an island in the sky surrounded by clouds.

Capital Invaded

Trio Take Honors This semester three Salve students have been selected as Rhode Island State Government Interns, Wanda Frazier, .a senior; Susanne Hoffman, a sophomore; and Laurie Schremser, a junior. This award allows the interns to attend seminars and legislative sessions, as well as give them the opportunity to work in various legal offices. The State Internship Program has three main objectives: 1) to provide a link between the public and state government; 2) to open a channel for the potential re-


Sue Hoffman

Kevin Logue are spending this week in the nation's capital on an internship program. The object of this internship is to observe the atmosphere of government proceedings and law making. In order to get the clearest and most realistic picture of exactly what goes on in Washington to keep the wheels of the Republic turning, each of the Salve students has been working in the office of a Rhode Island representative. Dina Gonsalves and Lew Bower have been sharing the office of Junior Senator John Chafee, while Steve Malley and Kevin Logue have been working in Senior Senator Claiborne Pell's office. Katie Hannon and Jim McNamara have spent the week keeping Congressman Edward Beard's office in order. They are busy running errands, delivering messages to high offices, and covering the other odds and ends in the offices that keeps them running smoothly. Despite the 9 to 5 work hours, the students have had their freedom to explore the city and enjoy their spare time. The Smithsonian has been a favorite hangout during the week. Although the students are, for the most part, paying for the experience themselves, they have Continued on Page 4

There are pubs, in which people do Irish dances, and bring in trad it i on a I instruments such as fiddles, wooden flutes, banjos and time whistles to play traditional Irish music. Broken down castles, picturesque horses and buggies, and warm-hearted people are all part of this enchanting isle. During the trip, the students visited four major cities: Tralee; Galway, Sligo, and Dublin. In Tralee, Dr. Hersh and the students had one of the best evenings of their trip. The National Folk Theater of Ireland, known as the "Siamsa Tire, " performed for them. This folk group has entertained everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall, in London, to America, with cheering crowds and sold out performances. When the Salve students saw them, they were in a small thatched-roof cottage. At one point, students listened to a well known novelist, Brya n Ma cMahon, who, for th1¡ee hours, told stories of Irish Tradition and folklore. In Tralee, Salve students also saw Irish dancers and heard their music. At Galway they encountered Professor Padraik Henry, who lectured on Old English. They also talked about The Tain, pronounced "taun," a book that the students read concerning Irish folklore. Visiting the Isla nds of Aran, located off the west <.;oast, the students met the most Irish of the Irish, those who speak mainly Gaelic, the Irish language. Before they left for Sligo, the travellers saw the early Chr,stian settlements, standing stones, and stone circles around Galway. Received by the mayor of Sligo, the students proceeded to visit the grave of William Butler Yeats, in Drumcliff, outside of Sligo. What really made their stay outstanding in this city was a husband and wife team of two archaeologists. Both of them gave informative lectures. The husband took the students on a day trip to the passage graves, dating back to megalithic times. Giving a lecture with color slides, the wife talked on the archaeological historical significance of Ireland, dating from 2000 B.C. to 500 A.D. Last of all, the students went to Dublin, capital of Ireland. There, they visited Trinity College. They listened to a lecture on Continued on Page 4

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