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18th Charity Ball Tomorrow Eve The Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., will be principal speaker at the 18th annual Bishop's Charity Ball tomorrow evening at Lincoln Park Ballroom

North Dartmouth. This is Bishop Cronin's third appearance at this outstanding social and charitable 'event which honors him for his work in behalt of execptional


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Six Diocesan Prie'sts In Clergy Changes The Most Reverend Bishop announced clergy changes affecting six priests. Rev. Walter J. Buckley, pastor of St. Kilian Parish, New Bedford, having reached the 'age of 75, will retire and will take up residence with relatives In Taunton. Rev. David A. O'Brien, pastor of SS. Peter and Paoul Parish, Fall

River became 75 on Jan. 3 and his retirement will also become effective on Feb. 1 at which time he will take up residence with relatives in Somerset. Rev. Francis M. Coady, pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs will succeed Father O'Brien as pastor at SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fait River. Turn to Page Two 0


and underprivileged children. Proceeds from the affair benefit four schools for exceptional children and four summer camps for underprivileged and exceptional children. Music will be provided by the internationally famous orchestra of Vincent Lopez, now from Miami, with Mr. Lopez leading the orchestra personally, and by the well-known orchestra of Al Rainone who will also conduct in person. The program for the evening is as follows: 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., music for dancing in the main ballroom by Al Rainone and his orchestra; 9 p.m. introduction of Vincent Lopez and his orchestra, following which Bishop Cronin will be escorted to his box by honorary chairmen, Edward F. Kennedy, Jr., Taunton, Diocesan President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Mrs. James H. Quirk, South Yarmouth, President of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Introductions of 36 presentees to Bishop Cronin will then be made by Robert M. Quirk, Presiof the Taunton Particular Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Dancing will follow, with a 10 p.m. Grand March followed

Upper Cap~ Cod路 Area CCD Board Day of Grace The Upper Cape Cod Area Board of Christian Doctrine will sponsor a day of recollection for area teachers on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Grasmere Country Club on Gifford Street, Falmouth. Rev. Richard Delisle, M.S. of the La Saletter Center of ChrisHan Living will be the featured Turn to Page Two

by the introduction of Bishop Cronin by Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director of the Bishop's Charity Ball. oDancing will then continue to 1 a.m. with Vincent Lopez and his orchestra in the grand ball-' room and Al Rainone and his orchestra in the lounge of the ballroom. Tickets will be available at the door. Over four thousand persons are expected' to attend the ball. The Presentees for this year are: Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton Area: Virginia Borden, Beverly Ferreira, Patricia Lambert, Diane Paradis. Cape Cod arid the Islands Area: Colleen Kheary, Mary Lipp, Camille Morgan, Patricia Mor-

tensen, Mary Virginia Smith, Mary Patricia Quirk. . Fall River Area: Theresa Ann Barreiro, Patricia Cresson, Murielle Degagne, Ruth Flanigan, Suzanne Gagnon. Gail Ann Howayeck, Rita Laurendeau,. Kathleen O'Brien, Constance Perry, Joan Rezendes, Phyllis Stanton.. New Bedford Area: Barbara Brazil, Christine Marie DiGiacomo, Cynthia Jane Duggan, linda Mae Francis, Maria Gomes. Debra Marie Langlois, Deborah Loranger, Mary Elizabeth Mahoney, Annemarie Saba, Janet Silveira. Taunton Area: Kathy Andrade, Kathleen Fenton, Joanne Elizabeth Machnik, Jeanne Neault, Theresa Sullivan.

Prayers Next Week For Christian Unity Christian Unity Week, this year, will stress the "transforming effect" of prayer on ecumenical ventures. "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" is this year's theme. The week traditionally set aside for ecumenical emphasis -Jan. 18-25-has been celebrated throughout the United, States since 1966 and fm hundreds of years in conjunction with the Feast of Epiphany in Europe. This year, the U. S. celebration of Christian Unity Week is cospons{)red by the Department of Faith and Order of the NaHonal Council of Churches and Graymoor Ecumenical Institute conducted by the Society of the Atonement. The World Council of Churches in Geneva has seconded the celebration and it has been recom-

mended by the U. S. Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Father Ralph Thomas of the Friars of the Atonement stated: "As Christians, we hear the Word and we ask that we may be given 'our daily bread' and that the kingdom of God become as full a reality on earth as it is in heaven. "As the searching of the Will of God g{)es on through prayer, we are also realistic enough to know that neither full reality of the kingdom nor full union among men will be accomplished next week or next year." "Full communi{)n has degrees," added Fr. J. Tillard, O.P., a member of the AnglicanCatholic Commission. "We should then have to discover toTurn to Page Two

Birthright of Cape Cod Offel路s Women A Loving Alternative to Abortion BY PAT McGOWAN



Ninety-Five Priestly Years With 95 years of active service bel' 27, 1897, the son of the late in the priestly ministry to the John and the late Nora (Brosnan) Diocese of Fall River, Rev. Wai- Buckley, Father Buckley received ter J. Buckley, pastor of St. Kil- his early education in his parian Parish in New Bedford, and ish's elementary- -and high Rev. David A. O'Brien, pastor of schools. SS. Peter and Paul Parish in He attended Holy Cross ColFall River, will retire from for- . lege in Worcester and prepared mal pastoral duties Feb. 1. for the priesthood at St. Mary's Both priests recently have Seminary in Baltimore and the reached the age of 75, the age Sulpician Seminary in- Washingat which such resignations are ton. Most Rev. Daniel F. Feehan to be tendered. His Excellency, M{)st Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, ordained Father Buckley to the S.T.D., Bishop of Fall River, ac- priesthood at St. Mary's Cathedral on June 7, 1924. cepted tha resignations. Turn to Page Two Born in Taunton on Novem-

An unusual ad appeared in last week's issue of The Anchor. Headed "Pregnant, and Don't Know Where to Turn?" it offered "free confidential help with your own decision" and listed the telephone number 617-771-1102 to call collect from 7 to 9 P.M. on weekday nights. The story behind the ad is heartening. It involves an interfaith group of Cape Cod Christians ready to offer medical, legal, financial and housing assistance to single or married girls and women "distress'ed by an unwanted pregnancy." Organized as Birthright of Cape Cod, the group has as its credo: "It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born." Members see their un路 dertaking as "a positive alternative" to abortion. "Many girls apologize for calling us," said Mrs. Susan Anderson, a founder of Birthright. "They say, 'I know I should get an abortion, but I don't feel right about it.' Many don't want an _ abortion themselves, but are beTurn to Pag~ Three



BffiTHRIGHT OF CAPE COD: Founders of Birthright of Cape Cod, organization seeking to aid women with unwanted pregnancies, are from left, Mrs. Patricia Cushing, R.N., Mrs. John C. Anderson, John C. Anderson. All are members of Our Lady of Victory parish, Centerville.

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Continued from Page One gether,. in the friendship and I! brotherly sympathy which hence- ; forth mark our relationship, thl~ I! degree of communion and the: form of cooperation that this II kind of unanimity attained would permit." The Graymoor Fathers" prayerful celebration of the week: of prayer-since 1908-has em· II phasized eventual reunion with Rome. In 1909, the Anglican II Graymoor Foundation was received into the Church as a II group. The Week of Prayer has since been a definite program I! for both the Roman and Anglican






The Most Reverend has accepted the resi&nations of Rev. Walter J. Buckley, p4stor of St. Kilian Parish, New Bedford and Rev. David A. 01'Brien, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River. . . Effective date of the retirements is Thursday, February I, 1973.




. . APPOINfMENTS Rev. Francis M. Coady, pastor at Sacred H~art Parish, Oak Bluffs, to SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River, as pastor.

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y Ninety- Fiv'e Prlesty ears Continued from Page One Father Buckley has served at Holy Family Parish, Taunton; St. Paul Parish, Taunton; St. James ,Parish, New Bedford, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Hyannis. He' has served as pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Osterville, and St. Kilian Parish, New Bedford. - Father Buckley will reside with rel'aHves in Taunton.

School, he enrolled at Holy Cross College in Worcester and pre-, pared for the priesthood at St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester. He was ordained to the priesthood on' June 6, 1925 by the Most Rev.' Daniel F. Feehan, Second Bishop of Fall River.

Father O'Brien served as assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs; Sacred Heart Parish, Taunton, and St. Mary Father O'Brien Parish, No. Attleboro. The son of the late Edward In 1947, he was named pastor and the late Julia (Shea) O'Brien, of St. Mary Parish, So. DartRev. David A. O'Brien was born mouth. He has since served' as in Fall River on Jan. 3, 1898. pastor at· St. Margaret Parish, After attending the Borden , Buzzards Bay, and SS. Peter and School and BMC Durfee High Paul Parish, Fall River. , The retiring priest also served as chaplain to the Bishop Feehan Council, Knights of Columbus of ~ontinued from Page One Bourne, and the Our Lady .of speaker. His topic and the theme Victory Court of the Catholic for the day is, ~'A New Year- Order of Foresters. A New Life.'" Father O'Brien will 'reside with The C<lUntry Club will serve a buffet luncheon and the day relatives, in somerset., will close with a concelebrated I. Mass offered by the priests of the area. Registration is scheduled for ~nnual 10 in the morning and the fee is two dollars which includes the Coyle-Cassidy High School, luncheon. ' Taunton, will hold its annual' It is open to all. j'Sno-Ball" from 8 to 1 Saturday night, Jan. 20 in the school auditorium. A social hour will begin Necrology the evening, followed by daneing from 9 to 1 to the music of JAN. 20 Jack Shea and the Tempos. . Rev. Roland J. Masse, 1952, I A buffet and set-ups will be Assistant, Notre Dame de ~erved from 10 p.m. and drawLourdes, Fall River. ings will feature a snowmobile JAN. 24 lnd a $500 savings bond. Brother Thomas Mulryan, Rev. Edward H. Finnegan, S.J., , .S.C. is ball chairman, aided by 1951, Boston College Faculty. Nirs. Francis J. Powers, Arthur ",-""""'""""''''""",,'''''',,''''''''',,.......,....''',,..,..........'''....'.......m'_ Dowd and Edward Johnson, presi~ents respectively of the Moth. THE ANCHOR eb', Fathers' and Monogram Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 Clubs. liighland Avenue. Fall River, Mass. 02722 will benefit the by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall

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Rev. Justin J. Quinn, pastor at St. Elizabeth Parish; Edgartown, to St. Kilian PariJh, New Bedford, as pastor. Rev. James W. Clark, assif.tant at St. Mary Parish, Taun. ton, to Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs, as administrator. Rev. Paul G. Connolly, as~istant at St. Mary Parish, New Bedford to St. Elizabeth Parish, Edgartown, as administrator. Appointments effective ThLrsday, February 1, 1973. .



Rev. Justiu J. Quinn, pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Edgar. town will succeed Father Buckley as pastor of St. Kilian Parish, New Bedford. Rev. James W. Clark, assistant at St. Mary Parish, Taunton to Sacr~d Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs, as administrator. Rev. Paul G. Connolly, assistant at St. Mary Parish, New Bedford to St. Elizabeth Parish, Edgartown, as administrator. All retirements and appointments are effective Thursday, Feb. 1. Father Coady

named administrator of St. Elizabeth's Parish, Edgartown.

Father Clark Father Clark was born in New Berford the -son of the late James W. Clark, Sr. and the late Catherine McHugh Clark. Agraduate of Holy Family High School, New Bedford, he attended St. Charles College, Catonsville, Md. and received his philosophical and theological tra,ining at St. John's Seminary, Brighton. ' Following ordination on Feb. 2, 1956 by Bishop Connolly in St. Mary's Cathedr,al, Fall River, he was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Patrick's Parish, Wareham. The newly assigned pastor of Father Clark also served as an SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall assistant pastor at St. Joseph's, , River was born in Fall River, the' Fall River and St. Mary's, Taunson of Mrs. Mary Greaney Coady ton from which he will leave for and the late John A. Coady. A his new post as administrator of graduate of Coyle High School" Sacred Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs. Taunton, he attended Providence In addition to parochial duties, College and received his philo· Father Clark served as assistant sophical and theologkal train- director of PAVLA and the Exing at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltension Lay Volunteers and was timore. named in 1970 as the first chairOrdained on Dec. 22, 1945 in man for the Taunton Municipal St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River Drug Commission. by the late Bishop Cassidy,' In June of 1972 Father Clark Father Coady was. assigned to received a M.Ed. degr,ee in OounSt. J,ames Parish, New Bedford. ' selling from Boston College. He also served as assistant pas· Father Connolly tor at Our Lady of the AssumpHon, Osterville; St. Peter the Born in Norwood, the son of Apostle Parish, Proviincetown; Michael J.and Irene Goetz Con-, St. Joan of Are, Orleans; Our nolly, the newly named adminisLady of Vktory, Centerville; and trator of St. Elizabeth's Parish, the Immaculate Conception, Fall ' Edgartown studied philosophy at River., the Maryknoll Seminary in New On May 23, 1969, he was York and theology at St. Mary's named administrator of Sacred Seminary, Baltimore. Heart Parish, Oak Bluffs until Ordained on March 17, 1956 his new appointment as .pastor in St. Mary's Oathedral Fall of SS. Peter and Paul, Fall River. River by Bishop Connolly, he Father Quinn was f.jrst assigned as assistant pastor at the Immaculate ConFather Buckley's successor at ception Parish, Fall River. Eleven St. Kilian Parish, New Bedford years later, Father Connolly was was born in New York City, the transferred to St. Francis X'avier .son of the late Michael J. Quinn Parish, Hyannis and on Aug. 19, and the late Josephine Ryan 1967 ~as re-assigl'loj to St. . Quinn. A graduate of Fordham Mary's Parish, New Bedford, his Prep, Fath~r Quinn studied the present assignment. classics at Venard . College, In addition to his parochial Clarks Summit, Pa., and phil os- duties, Father Connolly served . ophy at the Maryknoll Major as director of the Priests' Choir Seminary in New York. and isa member of the Diocesan On completing his theological Music Commission. courses at St. John's Seminary, Brighton,Father Quinn was ordained on Jan. 25, 1953 by Bishop Connolly in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Funerol Home Father Quinn has served as an 550 Locust Street assistant pastor at St. Mary's Fall River, Mass. Cathedral, Fall River; St. Kilian 672-2391 Parish, New Bedford; St. Thomas More, Somerset; and St. LawRose E. Sullivan rence Parish, New Bedford. Jeffrey E. Sullivan On March 18, 1971, he was



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Church Leaders Ask Killing End In No. Ireland BELFAST (NC}-Voicing unprecedented indignation over the continuing wave of sectarian killings in Northern Ireland, Irish church leaders appealed here to the British government and to their congregations to renew efforts to halt the carnage. In a joint letter to William Whitelaw, British secretary of state for NortMrn Ireland, Cardinal William Conway of Armagh, primate of all Ireland; Anglican Archbishop George Simms of Armagh; Dr. Victor Lynas, the mQderator of the Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Edward Lindsay. president of the Methodi$t Church, called on Whitelaw to make the prevention of the ~ssassinations his , first priority. In a message to their own, members the four churches appealed to the whole community "to root out this evil and tell the murderers and assassins that they are on their own." The horror of recent assassinations haunts their minds, they said. "We are conscious of the multiplying numbers of women and children who are being robhed of the mep they love路 and who are nightly living in fear. These sectarian and political murders, whether of civilians or security personnel, have brought shame to our land and tragedy to countless homes. They are a disgrace to our common heritage." Main Priority In reply to the churchmen's statement, Whitelaw said that the assassinations are a main priority for the security forces. "The fact remains, as the church leaders have today reminded us all, that the solution does really lie in the hands of the whole community," he said. "They can stamp out this sectarian violence" They have the information that the security forces need. Give us that assistance and this problem can be overcome." Whitelaw, who has said he believes 'that most of the assassinations have been of a sectarian nature, is unlikely to agree with a personal view expressed by Cardinal Conway later. The cardinal suggested that police assistance might be sought from Britain and that there should be more troops and police in all areas of Be1fa~t. Nevertheless, it was disclosed that the security "task force," which was extended in December, is to operate from a new but路 secret headquarters in the city.

Oppose Reinstating Capital Punish~ent INDIANAPOLIS (NC) - The Indiana Catholic Conference has expressed opposition to reinstating capital punishment. In a 20-page booklet entitled "The Social and Moral Issues Facing the People of Indiana," the conference, representing the five Catholic dioceses in the state, said ~vidence indicates that capital punishment fails to deter crime, does not protect society and is often imposed with ~reat inequality . "Even the most wretched and unforthnate human being has a life which must be regarded as inviolable," the booklet said.


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FOR STAMP LOVERS: Love is everywhere. Even on stamps. The U.S. Postal Service today revealed that this is the design which will appear on a "Special Stamp for Someone Special" to be issued Jan. 26 in Philadelphia, Pa.,'the "city of brotherly love." Nationwide distribution will be made in time for St. Valentine's day, but the Postal Service said it would be appropriate for any special occasions. NC Photo.

Offers Loving' Alternative Continued from Page One ing pushed to it by families or boy friends. They feel so alone," Four Babies A girl calling the Birthright number reaches a trained listener, prepared to offer whatever help may be needed. She is invited fo visit the Birthright office at 328 Winter Street, Hyannis, for a personal chat if she wishes. Professional social workers and counselors are' available if necessary and if a girl needs housing, Birthright has a list of Cape Cod homes ready to welcome her. "Four families have taken girls since we began last August," said Mrs. Anderson. "All are willing to do it again. And the experience of family living was wonderful for the girls;" The four babies who were born, she said, were placed for adoption, "four babies who might not have been here otherwise." And she recalled what a doctor interested in the program said at its outset: "!fone girl has her ba~y instead of aborting it, th~n this whole thing is all worthwhile." Altogether, she said. 20 girls from on and off the Cape, ranging in age from 15 to 38, have been aided in various ways since the inception of Birthright. "We feel that many more would come if they knew of us, and hope to reach as many clergymen and social workers as possible to let them know about our service." Birthright does not advise abortion under any circumstances, but neither does it cast aside a girl determined to end her pregnancy in this way. "We tell her that if she feels she needs counseling afterwards, we will be glad to help," said Mrs. Anderson. Usually, she explained, the Birthright volunteer to whom a girl first talks on the telephone will follow through on that particular ease. "If a girl aecides to stay with one of our families, we will arrange for the volunteer to see her on a friendship baSis once a week during the pregnancy. If a girl doesn't need

As of now, daytime callers to shelter, we will still offer her friendship throughout her preg- the Birthright number hear a nancy, plus any professional ser- warm-voiced recorded message explaining the program and revices she may need." questing that the person call Adopted Two again in the evening. However, Mrs. Anderson, who with her an emergency number is given husband and Mrs. Patricia Cush- for immediate use if necessary. ing, R.N., sparked Birthright of Men 'Needed Cape Cod, is the mother of two adopted tots, three years old and "The priests of the Centerville 18 months. "I look at "them and think parish have been very helpful to 'Suppose someone had taken us," noted Mrs. Anderson. She their lives instead, of bearing said that the New Bedford Disthem," she said. It was when the trict Council of Catholic Women Andersons applied to adopt a has invited Birthright representhird child that they discovereCi tatives to address an open meetthe supply of babies had all but ing at 8 Thursday night. Jan. 25 dried up. "The agency wouldn't at St. Francis of Assisi Hall at even take our application," re- Mill and Newton Streets. It is called Mrs. Anderson. "They said hoped that a Birthright office that between abortions and the will be opened shortly in the pill, there just weren't any New Bedford area. Paying tribute to her own husbabies." So it was that when she heard band's work in the organization, of a Birthright convention in Mrs. Anderson said that men are Atlantic City, she feit she was sorely needed. "We have come being offered a way of doing to realize that men are the best something about the hundreds people to talk to the fathers or of tiny lives that were being boy friends of the girls who . ended. "It was as if the Holy come to us." Birthright members have exSpirit was guiding us," she saId. After attending the conven- plained their work to many ortion, Mrs. Anderson lost no time ganizations. "It's very rewardin forming the Cape Cod Birth- ing," said Mrs. Anderson. "When right unit. She is its director, a little old man comes up to you and serving with her are Mr. and and tucks a dollar in your hand, Mrs. Charles Swain of Hyannis, or when a group of teenage boys treasurer and se,cretary respec- chips in and sends you a donatively; Mrs. Cushing, Centerville, tion-then you feel you've really educational coordinator; and reached people," Miss Patricia Donovan, West She and her co-workers 'feel Barnstable, recording secretary. strongly that "a girl's whole life The Birthright ,board includes can be remade by the way in Dr. Leonard F. Smith,' Dr. which she is treated at the diffiThomas H. O'Toole and Mr. Ed- cult time of an unwanted pregward Acton, all of Centerville. nancy," And they feel that God About 50 area residents are ,is directing Birthright. "The Holy active in the organization, said Spirit will make things happen Mrs. Anderson. They include _in His own time," those on telephone serv>ice, typists, clerical 'workers and women ,in charge of gathering clothes for layettes. Telephone workers serve one or two evenings a month. she said. "Most of our volunteers are young mothers or hold daytime 245 MAIN STREET jobs. If we could find women FALMOUTH - 548-1918 available in the daytime, we ARMAND ORTINS, PrOI? would be able to expand our telephone answering hours,"

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Rev. Patrick J. O'Neill. Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Fall River, has been elected Chairman of the Commission on Independent Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. He was elected Chairman at their December, 1972, meeting. A member of the Commission on Independent Secondary Schools of the Association since 1968, l\e is currently serving a second term on that Commission. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., serves as a regional accrediting ~gency for public and private secondary schools, vocation and technical institutions, and institutions of higher education in the six-state New England area. Fr. O'Neill, a native of Fall River, is a graduate of St. John's Seminary in Brighton, and holds a doctorate from Boston College. He has been active in diocesan affairs,and he has taught at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth; College of the Sacred Heart, Fall River; Catholic Teachers College, Providence; Salve Regina College, Newport; University of Notre Dame; and Harvard University. He had been active with the National Catholic Education Association, and is currently serving on several of that association's committees. He is a member of the Advisory Commission of the Massachusetts State Department of Education on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Titles II and III, and is also a member of that department's Professional Standards Committee, and has been since 1968 a member of the Massachusetts Educational Communications, Commission.

Condemn Attempts To Stir Up Strife CAIRO (NC)-About 70 Egyptian Moslem and Christian writers and journalists joined in con路 demning recent attempts to stir up interreligious strife in this country. Their statement was prompted by the tension following the burning of a Coptic church and some houses belonging to Christians in the Cairo suburb of Khanka.

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Commends. HEW Study On Job Dissbtisfaction

WASHINGTON (NC) - Feasi· b:iHty of a national pas~oral council is greater than it haH been since the idea was formally introduced in 1970, according to a spedal committee of the U. S. Bishops' Advisory Council. Specialists in history, educa.. lion, theology, canon law and! other fields met at Marriotsville,_ Md., Spiritual Center to explore! questions relating to a national, pastoral council (NPC). The 10-man interdisciplinary committee was set up by the advisory council to provide "on· going scholarly exploration" of questions relating to a National Pastoral Council. The NPC has 'been described as a national body representing many segments of the Church which would meet petiodically to discuss issues of concern to the Church and society and would make the results of its discussions available on a con· sultative basis to Church leadership. A year ago the U. S. bishops approved a report from the ado. visory c{>undl in which it concluded that an NPC, while desirable, 'was not immediately feasible. As positive signs; the com· mittee ci~ed: Positive Signs

, The 1972 Labor Day statement of theU. S. Catholic Conference dealt with the p~oblem of job dissatisfaction in the United States and the so-called worker alienation. There is mounting evidence on sition taken in our 1972 Labor every side, the statement Day statement, namely, that job pointed out, "that techno- dissatisfaction among American logical progress--even in the work~rs (white collar as well as wealthiest nation in the history of the world - has created almost as many problems for a large segment of the working


blue collar workers) is alarmingly wide-spread. 'The authors of. these four studies are also some'what more optimistic than many of our correspondents about the ability of American industry to correc;t this situation. ,


force as it has thus far J:llanaged to solve. Of the many unsolved economic 'and social problems in this area, one in particular the sheer boredom and the meaninglessness of so many of today's dead-end occupations and the low esteem in which society seems to hold these occupations _ is ... the most critical so far as the workers themselves are concerned." As a general rule, Labor Day statements don't create much of a stir one way or the other. This one, however, elicited a fair amount of reader response, most of it, to my surprise, rather negative in tone. The gist of the critical letters we received was that job dissatisfa;ction and worker alienation have been grossly exaggerated. Alarmingly Widespread Few of our correspondents went So far as to claim that un~killed and semi-skilled workers are deliridusly happy in their jobs, but some did say that American workers, by and large, are reasonably content, regardless 'of their occupation. Others ,argued that, while many' jobs are admittedly monotonous, there is very little that anyone can do to correct or improve upon this situation. Still others tQok the position that while, in theory, it might be desir:able to make im· provements in this area, the cost of doing so would be prohibitive both to industry and the consuming public. We have so little scientific information about this question of job dissatisfaction and worker alienation that it would be presumptuous for this writer or for anyone else to say that the foregoing arguments are completely without merit. On the other hand, within recent weeks four studies have appeared which seem to support the over-all po~

. Gets' Schools Post NEW ORLEANS (NC) ~ A priest of the Birmingham, Ala., diocese has been elected president-elect of the Southern Association of 'Colleges and Schools. Msgr. William R. Houck, Birmingham's diocesan superintendent of schools, will become president of the association, which includes C.,100· accredited colleges and schools in 11 states, in Dpr-;:mber, 1973.

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All of these studies are highly recommended. Their titles are as follows: "Work in America" (report of a special task force to the SecWASHINGTON (NC) - The men'ts against the ordination of retary of Health, Education' and National Conference of Catholic women: , Welfare, HEW, Wash., D.C.) Through the incarnation, "the Bishops has called in a report "Where Have All the Robots for an exhaustive study to de- Word of God took on flesh as a Gone?" by Harold L. Sheppar and termine whether women should male and thus a male prie,st is Neal Q. Herrick (The Free Press, be ordained. required to act in the person of Glencoe, Inn.) " . the male Christ. In a 1600-word report by th~ The fact that Christ selected "The Job Revolution: A Close Bishops' Committee on Pastoral look at the New Demands and Res'earch and Practices entitled . only men as His apostles and Rewards of Work" by Jud,son "'Ptreological Reflections on the disciples. "The constant tradition and Gooding (Walker and Co., New Ordination of Women," the com· York) .. pra-ctice of the Catholic Church mittee noted that there exist "Demographic and Job Factors some strong theological and pas· against the ordination of women, Associated with the 'Blue Collar toral arguments against the or· interpreted as of divine law, is of . such a nature as to constitute a Blues'" by Stanley E. Seashore dination of women. clear teaching of the ordinary .and J. Thad Barnowe (Institute But the report added that magisterium (teaching authority) for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.) "neither scriptural exegesis nor of the Church. Though not fortheology alone can give a clear; mally defined, this is Catholic In this - writer's judgment~ .answer to this question." doctrine," the report states. "Work in America" is the most The argument from tradition The ultimate answer must important of these recent studies. is of "ponderous theological imIt's a most unusual government come from the Church's teaching port," the study continues. "Its authority, the report said. The, document in that it pulls no punches and plays no political question is whether this author- force will not be ap.preciated by ity has already given a definite those who look for revelation favorites. and final answer. Only the teach· and theology in Scripture alone, In Right Direction ing authority itself can give the and who do not appreciate tradition as a source of theology." "In the breadth of its perspec- ultimate answer, the report states. The constant practice and trative and its freshness of out· The purpose of the report is dition of the Catholic Church look," HEW Secretary Richard- not to give a definite treatment which has excluded women from son. points out in his foreward, of the subject but rather "to en- the episcopal and priestly office . "ihis report literally takes' on courage further study and dis-would indicate a negative' answer everyone, not excluding some of cussion." to their possible ordination, the the thinking in the present Ad-· The question of ordaining report says. ministration. Manpower policies, "The well-founded present medical care strategies, educa- women has never been thoroughdiscipline will continue to have ly researched for Catholic theol. tional and welfare concepts, and and to hold .the entire field unogy, according to the report. more, are intelligently scrutinized by the writers. I cannot re- Therefore a study is required, less and until a contrary theocall any uther governmental re- the report says, not because of' logical develQpment takes plac~, port which is more doughty, con- developments in the Chllrch in leading ultimately to a clarifying statement from the magistetroversial, and yet responsible the past 10 years. The report cited two argu- i rium.... than this one." I agree with the Secretary in this regard. Neither "Work in America" , . nor any of the other studies referred to above pretends to say the last word on the subject of MILWAUKEE (NC) On could attend services," he said. job dissatisfaction and worker Christmas Eve Albert Rosen, a So, by. helping Christians to alienation. Taken together, how- Jew,. manned . the information celebrate Christmas by attendever, they represent a good step desk at St. Luke's Hospital here. ing chur<;h and family functions, in the right direction. While their Last year, the 55-year-old Rosen is perpetuating what he authors do not claim to .have all housewares merchant worked' feels is a tradition. He has been the answers, they do ask many for a radio announcer on Christ- helping Christians, indeed, all of the right questions. Moreover mas night. men, in another way - by visitthey point to the need for further In 1970, he filled in for a bar- ing prisons, talking with prisonresearch in this area. tender who hadn't been off for ers, writing to them. Thus far, .Senator Edward Kennedy and Christmas in many years. he has spoken at the Wisconsin . three of his colleagues in the Rosen's acts of charity are House of Corrections, the MiIUpper House introduced a bill done to foster brotherhood be- waukee County jail, the State last August ("Workers Alienation tween Christians and Jews. A, Reformatory at Green Bay and Research and Technical Assist- member of the board of gov·' the Wisconsin Home for Women ance Act of 1972") aimed at pro- ernors of ,Congregation Anshe- among other institutions. viding assistance for such re- sfard, Rosen told the Catholic'. Rosen's work has inspired research into the extent of job dis- Herald Citizen, Milwaukee arch- ciprocations from Christians. A satisfaction and wor1<er aliena- diocesan weekly, that what he _ Lutheran· woman, he said, has tion, its root causes, and its has been doing is nothing new. . formed a group to help Jews on cures. It is to be hoped that this . "For years the Jewish people their high holidays, specifically bill will be reintroducted and have been relieving Christian by manning 'switchboards in adopted in the next session of brothers in military service on KP Jewish homes and taking care of the Congress. duty or whatever so the men - children in n~rseries.

Bishops' Conference Asks Report' On Ordination of Women

At Marriotsville, the interdiscipHnary committee did not suggest that the NPC was yet feasible but gave some encourage· ment that such a council was at least more feasible. As positive signs, the committee cited: The admission of laity,. priests and Religious as observers at National Conference of Catholic Bishops meetings. The advisory council's recommendation that regional pastoral consultations be held in the spring of 1973, and the probability that a number of regions will be represented by priests, Religious and lay persons.

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Priest Gets Jail Term in Rent· Strike Case ~EWARK (NC) A white priest and a black tenant association leader have been sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating a court order involving $94,000 in rent strike funds from 200 residents at a housing project. Father Thomas Comerford, a resident at the Stella Wright Homes housing project here, and Toby Henry, president of the Stella Wright Tenants Association, were found guilty of coil.tempt of court shortly before the Christmas holidays. But Judge Invin Kimmelman delayed the sentencing until Jan. 3 because he said he did not intend to help the defenda~ts become "martyrs" by jailing over the holidays. The two men denied this and said they wanted immediate sentencing only to avoid long and costly court proceedings. 'Lead to Anarchy' The two were found guilty of violating a court order when they returned the funds to the tenants after it became apparent that they both would be required to turn the money over to the Newark Housing Authority. In passing the sentence, Judge Kimmelman said: "To allow your actions to go unpunished, becauce you profess to follow a follow a higher moral authority, will lead only to anarchy." He criticized the two for assuming that the court would take no action in remedying poor housing conditions. criticized by the tenants.. The Stella Wright rent strike was launched in April, 1970, to force the Newark Housing Authority (NHA) to make repairs and provide better security against crime for the tenants, most of whom are black. Contempt charges are still pending against three attorneys who represent the tenants association. The association was formed shortly before the strike as a means for tenants to air their grievances on housing conditions. Addresses Court Father Comerford has been living at the housing project for three years. He was given 'a leave of absence by the Newark Archdiocese to work with the Stella Wright Christian Association which he helped found. The Christian association was instrumental in helping found the tenants association. At the sentencing, the courtroom was filled to capacity. One hundred 6the~ persons were permitted to stand in the corridors and hear the proceedings through a public address system. Before being sentenced, Father Comerford asked the court to understand the plight of some of the tenants at the' housing project. He cited the case of an elderly woman .who found her husband stabbed in an elevator where he had been mugged. The priest cited another case where a pregnant woman had given birth to a stillborn baby after she had to walk down. 10 flights' of stairs because the elevator liad broken down.

Happiness Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product. -Ford


Thurs., Jan. 11, 1973


Estate Willed To Archdiocese

POPE CELEBRATES EPIPHANY: The majestic St. Peter's Basilica was the scene of the ordination of priests from 16 courhries as Pope Paul VI celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. It was the Holy Father's first public appearance since suffering a minor illness. Among the 38 ordainandi were priests from both North and South Vietnam.

Damage to Pieta Almost Imperceptible VATICAN CITY (NC)-Restoration work on Michelangelo's masterpiece, The Pieta, soon to be seen again by the public leaves the damage done to it almost imperceptible. Newsmen had a chance .to view the gleaming white marble statue of the Madonna and the dead Christ. They got a closeup look of -the restoration work which has been carried out after it was smashed by 15 hammer blows last May 21. The restoration work is all but unnoticeable. At a distance of six inches, the delicate nose of the madonna, which had been smashed brutally by Hungarianborn Laszlo Toth, seems almost unflawed. Only a faint, pencilthin line hints at the rejoining of the broken tip and the rest of the face. The left eye and eye-lid have been restored with unbelievable skill. Only the slightest variation in the 'tone of the white marble suggests that some damage had been done. Plexiglass Screen For the untold millions who will view the statue in coming years none of these minute imperfections wiII be noticeable at all. The statue wiII be on view in St. Peter's Basilica by the public sometime toward the end of February. But between the public and the great Renaissance masterpiece will be a distance of more than 30 feet with a three-panel plexiglass screen in between. Francesco Vacchini, chief en-

'Community Cells' OTTAWA (NC) _ Archbishop Joseph Plourde of Ottawa has suggested that small "community cells" be established in large urban parishes to encourage a greater fraternalism and dynamism in a parish. He told a meeting of parish councils in the Bronson area that larger parishes should be divided into sectors containing about 15 families each. One couple, he said, could b€: in charge of calling the others together for discussion and prayer meetings, or just for social get-togethers.

gineer of St. Peter's Basilica, said the special panelling will not only be unbreakable by hand but will be able to withstand gun shots, rocks or other missiles. Admitting that it might not withstand something of greater power, the Vatica·n engineer said, "but you have to admit it would be pretty hard to get a bazooka into the Basilica." The director of the Vatican Museums, Redig de Campos, described the restoration of the statue almost as if it were a jigsaw pUZZle. Fifty major pieces were collected from the floor of the chapel after the attack. Another 100 tiny, pieces were also collected. Arm Restored For six months·the restorers worked to fit the pieces back to-

gether. Using a cast of the Pieta which had been made several years ago when the statue was lent to the World's Fair in New York, the engineers made molds of the damaged areas and then fitted the broken pieces together. Where pieces could not be found or had been reduced to dust, the restorers mixed white carrara marble dust , similar to the marble of the statue, with resin and rebuilt with painstaking delicacy the original lines and form of the damaged parts. To restore the arm which had been broken in two places, the restorers inserted a thin steel pin to hold the damaged parts together and sealed the pin in with a resinous mixture which was pumped into the tiny pin-slot by means of vacuum pressure.

Baseball Commission·er Kuh" Says Clemente Had Touch of Royalty SAN JUAN (NC) - Puerto Rico's baseball star, Roberto Clemente, was among the first to organize a large collection to aid Nicaragua's earthquake victims last Christmas eve. The 38-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates' outfielder was killed in the crash of a plane taking off from San Juan airport with relief supplies for Managua, Nicaragua's ravaged capital city. Archbishop Luis Aponte of San Juan, who praised Clemente's efforts for the victims of the worst earthquake ever to hit Managua, has ordered special collections on Sunday Masses throughout this diocese of 1 million to gather further help. Clemente had been named on Christmas Eve to head Puerto Rico's earthquake relief commission after he organized on his own the first of a series of large collections. He was on his way to see new friends. He had v1sited Nicagragua's capital city a few weeks earlier as manager of an amateur baseball Puerto Rican team which played during a tournament at Managua. , Puerto Rico's newly. elected governor Rafael Hernandez * Colon called off inauguration fes-

DETROIT (NC)-The bulk of .a $12 million estate has been willed to the archdiocese of Detroit for use in the care and housing of the elderly. The bequest, described as the largest ever willed to a charitable organization in the state, was left by the late William A. Ryan. Ryan, a former Ford Motor Co. executive who built his fortune on the manufacturing of a "glorified toothpick," died April 26, 1971 at the age of 88. The bequest became known thrrough ~he routine publishing of the third annual financial report of the archdiocese. Said Ryan in his will: "All of the property which I own I give.. to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit to be used by and at the discretion of the Catholic Charities Division, or any successor' to such division of such archdiocese in such construction projects for the care and benefit of the elderly or aged in such archdiocese as are substantially -similar to or additions to the Kundig Center for the Aged, Detroit, Mich." A residence for the elderly at the Kundig Center is named for the Ryan's son, Francis, who preceded him in death. The elder Ryan donated the building to the center. The elder Ryan was born on July 28, 1882 in Ypsilanti, Mich. He worked for Buick and then Ford, where he became sales manager and friend of Henry Ford. He retired in 1927 and besgan manufacturing a medicated stick, "Stim-U-Dent." Ryan sold that business to Johnson & Johnson in 1963. Ryan willed all but a small ~raction of his common stocks and bonds-largely consisting of 99,000 shares of Johnson and Johnson stock-to the archdiocese.

Effective Talks

UNITED NATIONS (N C) Polish Foreign Minister Stanislaw Trepczynskl said that the visit of tivities except for a dinner for Cardinal John Krol to Poland visiting dignitaries, and declared helped improve Church-state rethree days of mourning for Cle- lations. Cardinal Krol "held mente. , many talks with officials and was Bowie Kuhn, baseball commis- so effective that it was quickly sioner, praised -Clemente as "a possible to make arrangements wonderfully good man ... He had that could not have been made about him the touch of royalty." before," the diplomat said. In Washington President Richard M. Nixon invited Americans to contribute generously to Managua's victims as the "best memorial" to Clem,ente, whom PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. he called "one of the greatest Sales and Service baseball players of our time. for Domestic ~ "He sacrified his life on a misand Industrial ~ • Oil Burners sion of mercy. The best memorial 995-1631 we can build to his memory is to 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE contribute generously for the reNEW BEDFORD lief of those he was trying to help," President Nixon added. The Pirates' manager William Virdon said Clemente will easily make the baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N. Y.


Endorses Key 73 STEUBENVILLE (NC)-Bishop John King Mussio of Steubenville has endorsed the goals of the year-long evangelism crusade called Key 73 and encouraged the priests, Religious and laity of the Ohio diocese to participate in it where feasible.




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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Jan. 11, 1973

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The Annual Week of Pr~yer for Christian Unity begins just one week from today. lIt is hot, of course, just One single week for the whole year. Rather it is a week during which is highlighted the prclssing desire of all Christians, I that there be "one fold and ane shepherd."

ROME (NC)-The Jesuit order has decided to reduce the num· ber of Jesuit theological sem.. inaries in the United States from ?;' :'.;.~. five to three, eliminating New· ?~: ' t: York's Woodstock College as a, seminary. ' Over the last several yets there has been much coopThe "overriding motive" be.. eration between Catholic abd Christian bodies of other hind the decision, according to' a statement issued at the Jesuit persuasions. There has beert cooperation in the areas of generalate here, was t<l provide social concern and welfar~. iThere have been meetings to "the best possible opportunities discuss matters of faith and morals, because here - and, for the preparation of future the issue cannot be avoided r denied - is the crux of 'the Jesuit priests." Declining numbers of trainees and increased situation. ' I ' 0: .. costs were also considerations, It is well to insist that there must always be charity. the Jesuit generalate added. .,,', "'. Woodstock College, once in But charity is no excuse for' a watering down of truth. If Maryland and now in New York, the Catholic position is that certain elements are matters . will no longer train future . ".: .... of faith and morals, matters of unchanging and unchangepriests of the Society of Jesus. able truth, then no amount pf charity allows these to be No decision has been made brushed aside as if they counted for little or nothing. The about the future of the institution, which has been an object ~cumenical thrust is not helped by pretending that these of controversy for its innovaI Issues are not present. tions, but a spokesman at the Jesuit generalate said that WoodDuring this coming Week of Prayer and always, there stock "has not been suppressed" must be pleading with God Ithat the minds of all be enin any ominous sense of that lightened. There must be constant working together' to word. clarify positions. Often, after!long and involved theological He commented that virtually discussions, there is the realization that different language 1II11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111~1II111111111111111111111111111 all the Jesuit theologates in the United States had come under is sometimes used to mean tfue same thing, while the same criticism from one quarter or language can mean different Ithings to different people. another. St. Louis University's theologAll must be done in a sp1rit of good will and sincerity. ical school will continue its proAnd when irreconcilable positions are met, then these must I grams for diocesan seminarians be seen for what they are and respected. To say this is not' and students from religious conLONDON (NC) - An interna- der 10,000, and Hungary and to discourage or play down ~he ecumenical movement. It tional congress of Jews from 2Q Rumania each have about 100,- ' gregations, but will no longer be is the acceptance of the realities involved in all ecumenical European countries - the first 000 Jews. These last two coun- a center of studies for Jesuits at least since 1933 - is sched- tries will be the only ones from preparing for the priesthood, Jesdiscussion. uled here Jan. 13-16. It is spon- Eastern Europe present at the uits will, however, continue to do graduate work there. sored by the 'World Jewish Con- London meeting. The three theologates that gress (WJC). One of the prime purposes of will continue to train Jesuit stuDr. Stephen Roth, execlltive the conference will be to seek dents are the Bellannine school There should be in the Jearts of many people a sense director of the WJC's European ways in which these small com- of theology in Chicago, the Jesof gratitude and fulfillment ~hat their charity has had, a: division, said: "We feel the Euro- munities can be helped. It is like- uit school of theology in Berkeley, pean Jewish community is strong ly that British Jewry, for obvidirec.t impact in the recent earthquake relief situation' in enough to take its place along- ous reasons, will T,llay the lead- ' Calif. and the Weston College scho'ol of theology in Cambridge, Nicaragua. side the American and Israeli ing role in this, communities, and to start makThe conference has a number Mass. Father Arrupe, in a letter to Catholic Relief Services moved in with all sorts, of ing its contribution to European of other purposes, some connectimmediate help but was able to do this only because of life which it made before Hitler." ed with the problems faced by the U. S. Jesuit provincial superiors , noted that each of the inthe generosity of those who c6ntributed to last Lent's Relief The present size of the Jewish Jews in the Soviet Union and stitutions "has uprooted itself Collection and the yearly Thahksgiving Drive. ' ' population in Europe is a per- some of which arise from> the from the more cloistered setting" manent testimony to the devas- Middle East situation. But there to move into an urban academic tation of the Nazis. A century' is also a strong outward looking complex "that allowed for imPeople give to these WiJh - at times - very little ago 87 per cent of the world element in the conference, as il- proved academic contacts and, thought except for the desirci to help someone else. They Jewish community was European, lustrated by sessions scheduled think very little of their sacrifice and are happy to and in spite of emigration the on relations with Christian opRortunities, the expanding of help some neighbor in need, eYen though this seems rather figure was still 60 per cent in, churches and on human rights . ecumenical ties and interchange, the development of new commu1939. Today it is 33 per cent, in Europe. ' vague and he seems tucked a1ay in the shadows. nity ,and field work arrangewith the great bulk in Britain ments." And so the earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua, brought and France. And many of the Describes Typical All three of the remaining all the more forcefully into tHe picture the very immediate French Jews have' arrived from centers will become a national Abortion Patient connection between-ooe persdn's giving and many persons North Africa since the' war. project of the 6,820 U. S. Jesuits Only Britain and France of being aided' by what i~ donattd. ' WASHINGTON (NC) - The under the direction of the Jesuit the West European countries Population Reference Bureau, a CDnference, which links the pro---.-/ Jewish populations in ex- private non-profit organization, vincials of the 10 provinces of From the tragedy there should come a -greater 'sense have cess of half a million, Of the re- has come up with a profile of the Society of Jesus in the of brotherhood and a deeper bommitment to charity. mainder, six countries have a what it considers the typical United States. Jewish population of between legal abortion patient in 'the 20,000 and 40,000, six of from United States. Protest Managua 2,000 to 20,000, and there are According to the bureau, she seven tiny communities of less Relief Control Js unmarried, less than 25 years than 2,000. SAN SALVADOR (NC) - At old, pregnant for the first time, , Other Purposes and probably will have her abor- an emergency meeting here ieadIn Eastern El,lrope there are tion in New York, California or ers of the International Red Cross protested the "lack of freedom" several small communities of un- the District of Columbia. in their relief operations in NicThe bureau's special role is to aragua for the victims of the OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER gather, 'analyze, interpret and Managua earthquake. Bordelon Manies Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River , ROME (NC) - A former priest distribut'e information concernOne of the leaders said unless , 410 HighlaJd Avenue" who, had been head of a U.S. ing population and related sub- relief supplies are allowed by the Catholic Conference unit has jects on a scientific and educa- government of Gen. Anastasio Fall R~ver, Mass. 02t22 675-7151 married a bank analyst from tional basis, Somoza to flow "in a free and Lubbock, Tex., in a quiet cereThe bureau's president, Dr. orderly way into refugee cenPUBLISHER mony in a small church near the Michael Brewer, said after re-' ters," the International Red Most'Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D. leasing the study results that the Cross will quit. \ . Vatican here. Msgr. Marvin Bordelon, 49, resigned as director abortion 'issue "will continue to Other relief groups have critiGENERAL MANAGER ASST. GENERAL MANAGER of the USCC World Justice and demand the nation's closest at- oized the excessive government Rev. Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, M.A. Peace Division late last year tention until safer, more effec- centralization of supplies, particRev. John P. 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Urges Release Of Prisoners

115 Catholics In Cong

KARACHI (NC) - The West Pakistan Catholic Federation, a lay organization, has urged the clergy of Pakistan to institute a campaign of prayer for the release of Pakistani prisoners of war held by India. The federation also asked the country's bishops to make their distress known to Pope Paul VI and to seek the Pope's intercession with world leaders and the Indian government to effect the prisoners' release. About 93,000 Pakistani POWs have been in India since the end of the civil war between Pakistan and its former eastern region, now Bangladesh, which was supported by India. The nine-m,onth war ended in December 1971. Although almost all the prisoners are in India, they are technically held jointly by India and Bangladesh, bOth of which refuse to let them go until Pakistan recognizes Bangladesh. Pakistan has refused to allow about 150,000 civilians to return to Bangladesh until the POWs are released.

WASHINGTON (NC) - The 115 Catholics in the new Congress which convened Jan. 3 are the largest number representing anyone denomination, according to statistics compiled by the interdenominational fortnightly Christianity Today. The number of Catholics in Congress is approximately proportionate to the number of Catholics in the United States. Most Catholic Congressmen, 84 out of the 1I5, are Democrats. • The largest percentage of seats in the new Congress are held by Methodists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians. The country's 3.4 million Episcopalians are less than two per cent of the population but hold 66, or 13 per cent, of the seats in the House and Senate. The new Congress has 84 Methodists and 78 Presbyterians. amounting to a larger proportion of Congress than those denominations' percentage of the general population.

Foundation Awards $22,000 in Grants NEW YOR~ (NC)-The Catholic Communications Foundation has awarded $22,000 in grants to 18 individtlals and organizations involved in the production of radio and television projects for the Catholic Church. In addition to the 18 awards, the foundation also named the first of the 1973 Communications Training Scholarships. to the Institute for Religious. Communications at Loyola University, New Orleans. The largest awards made by the foundation were three $2,500 donations that went to .communications centers of the archdioceses of New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. The foundation, established by the Catholic Fraternal Benefit Societies to aid the work of Catholic TV and radio, plans to announce two more series of grants in February and June, 1973. Those planned grants, in addition to those already announced, should bring the amount of money granted by the foundation to about $50,000. I

Report on Midnight Mass in Red China VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Vatican daily newspaper published an Italian news agency's report that a Christian midnight Mass was celebrated in the communist Chinese capital of P~­ king "for the first time since 1966." "Three hun(lred persons, among them many ambassadors and 30 Chinese Catholics, assisted at this first midnight Mass celebrated in six years in the Chl;lrch of the Immaculate Conception, or 'Nantang' (Church of the South)," said the ANSA news agency dispatch in L'Osservatore Romano. "The celebrant, a Chinese priest, Father Shi Yukuan, was assisted by four adults. He sang the'" Mass entirely in Latin, according to the pre-conciliar rite. The choir was composed of five persons and sang Christmas hymns in Latin to an organ accompaniment."


All denominations of Protestants taken together hold about 400 seats in the new Congress. Of the nearly nine million Lutherans in the country, only 16 hold seats in Congress, 11 of them Republicans. Of the country's more than 200 million' Bap, tists, 55 hold seats, all but, 1'6 of them Democrats.


PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR RECEIVES COMMUNION: One of the survivors of the plane crash which killed 29 persons in the Chilean Andes receives Communion from chap·' lains at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile .A spokesman for the 16 survivors said that they ate their dead companions when food ran out because they "thought of Jesus and how at the Last Supper He divided His body and blood among all the apostles."

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Eleven of the 14 Jews in Congress are Democrats and all four of the Eastern' Orthodox members of Congress are Democrats:

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Mrs. Grace Murray has been elected recording secretary of St. Margaret Mary Guild. A whist party will-be held at 1:30 on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18 in the CCD Center in Onset. ST. JOSEPH ATTLEBORO

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Catalog Sho~ping Beautiful Way to B:eafll D,old,ru;m,s I hate to be considered npatriotic, but I must admit . that I do enjoy fashions (in abything-home, clotJJ,ing, etc.) that come from other countpes. Perhaps it's the idea of many of the items around t e world being produced individually rather th,an on the at the International Airport mass production basis that Dept. in Iceland. Filled with such items we know so well here in the as handsome hand knitted sweat· States. Or perhaps it's just ers and beautiful silver jewelry, the mystery that surrounds goods from other countries, their novelty and their in many cases lower price.

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Says U.S. Population Exceeds 210 Million WASHINGTON (NC) - The . U. S. Census Bureau said the U. S. population at the start of 1973 was 210,194,312. The gain in population during 1972 was 1.6 million persons, the federal agency said, adding that the advance was lower than the .gains of 1971 and 1970. The population estimate includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the armed forces, federal employes living abroad and their dependents.

KAMPALA (NC) - Uganda's President Idi Amin told a special diplomatic delegation sent· 'by Pope Paul vi that religious freedom is guaranteed in this country and that he is not against Catholics as such. The papal delegation, headed by African-born Archbishop Bernardin Gantin, associate secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization' of Peoples, was sent to l)ganda after Amin had expelled dozens of European Christian missionaries on grounds that their papers were not ,in order and that some of them had undergone' military training' and .therefore were not to be trusted. Amin told the' papal envoys Dec. 19 that his policy "Is not to allow anybody. in Uganda to bring confusion." Earlier he had accused Archbishop Emmanuel Nsbuga of Kampala of being implicated in Israeli and South African plots against his governmen·t. He had also stressed that he wants to see all religions in his country' fully Ugandized to remove "the danger of foreigners trying to sow the seeds of dissension and destruction in the country."

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WASHINGTON (NC) ~ Nonschool superintendents Ihave joined public school offi,cials in a second national con· ference here sponsored by the pffice of Education of the U.S. pept. of Health, Education and :Welfare. The first conference held last l~ear in Warrenton, Va., involved ~chool officials from cities of more than 300,000 population. ifhis year invitations were extended to superintendents from tities with more than 200,000 population and where more than five per cent of the children are ~nrolled in nonpublic schools. I The planning committee in,fludes Msgr. James Habiger, president, Chief Catholic Administrators, Winona, Minn.; Msgr. francis Schulte, archdiocese of fhiladelphia superintendent of $chools; Father John Meyers, National Catholic Educational Association; Richard Thomp~on, executive secretary of the Council for American ~rivate Education; Dr. E. L. Whigham, Dade County,' Fla.,' ~ubliC s c h 0 0 I superintengent, committee chairman; Dr. U.ouis Kishkunas, Pittsburgh superintendent; Dr. James Red+ond, Chicago. superintendent; and Dr. Gene Geisert, New Or. I~ans superintendent.


Support Bish~op/s Stand on Strike EL PASO (NC) - The Council of Priests of the El Paso Diocese has endorsed Bishop Sidney M. Metzger's statement of support for the strike against the Farah Manufacttiring Co. here in Texas. Bishop Metzger last June announced his support for about 3,000 workers, mostly MexicanAmericans, who have been on strike since May 9 against the clothing manufacturer. The workers charge the firm tried to prevent the unionization of its employes. The priests' council, at its December meeting, issued the following resolution: "The Council of Priests supports the bishop in his stand on the strike at the Farah plant and offers to help in any way it. can." Antonio Sanchez, manager of the El Paso Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, said the strike was the result of the firing of about 250 Farah workers by the - company since JUBILARIANS: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Yell, residents of 1969, the year the union. began Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford, celebrated their Gold- its attempts to organize the em· ployes. . en Wedding Anniversary at the Home on. Jan. 6. In his statement. supporting the strike, Bishop Metzger had said: "The Church has to defend demands of social justice, i.e., the dignity of man, the dignity of Equal Rights Amendment Opposed labor and the right of the workBy Women's Council er to a living wage. Any obstaST. PAUL (NC) - The St. en has "consistently supported cles that may be set up to prePaul-Minneapolis Archdiocesan legislation that safeguards worn- . vent the workers from receiving Council of Catholic Women en's rights including the Equal a living wage are unjust." (ACCW) has launched a cam· Pay Act and the Equal Rights paign against a constitutional Act which forbids discrimination Catholic Organizations amendment giving equal rights on employment." In Public Spotlight to women. Mrs. Tracy said that although For Catholics in the United The council said that it favored states have seven years to ratify States, 1972 was a year in the laws protecting the rights of or reject the. amendment; "state women but that it feared the after state 'has ratified this public spotlight. . As members of right-to-life . h Equal RIg ts Amendment (ERA) amendment without its legisla- . groups and nonpublic school. orwou Id " open a Pan dora ' s box 0 f tive members really knowing the ganizations, Catholics fought leg· legal complications." ramifications of its passing." Congress approved the amende, islative and court battles; as ment last year, and more than The letter proposes to "en- members of the "Catholic ethnic" 20 states have already approved force the laws we now have, or' vote, they were courted by poliit. It will become law if 39 states if necessary, pass new laws but· ticians of both parties. ratify it. The Minnesota legisla- let us be wary of rushing into And as these groups captured ture is expected to consider the law something that will abolish public attention, the Catholic amendment in its 1973 session. hundreds of protective statutes peace movement - like other The ACCW announced its op- dealing with inheritance, mar- elements of the anti-war moveposition in letters to all state riage, child support and indus- ment - drifted out of the public legislators. and to all arch- trial life." consciousness. diocesan priests and women's •• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • ......... parish organizations. DAILY INTEREST SAViNGS ACCOUNTS The letter, signed by Lois Tracy; ACCW president, quoted Paul Freund, a professor at the PER ANNUM Harvard Law school, as sayipg: "If anything about the amendment is clear it is that it would Interest Earned From Day of Deposit to Day of Withdrawal transform every provision.of law concerning women into a constiALL DEPOSITS INSURED IN FULL tutional issue to be ultimately. resolved by the. Supreme Court. Minimum Deposit $100 PAID UP SHARE ACCOUNTS Maximum Deposit $40,000 . "Every statutory and common 1L law provision dealing with the 72 0 Dividends Paid Quarterly and Every IN PASSBOOK FORM Dollar Insured in Full manifold relations of women in society would be forced to run No Notice Required for Withdrawal the gauntlet of attack on constitutional grounds." The letter states that the National Council of Catholic Wom-


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Roberta, the youngest of our eight children, has Down's Syndrome, a birth defect characterized by her having 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46. It's more commonly known as Monolism. As I came out of church on Sunday, when Roberta ~as still an Bobbie comes down the stairs, infant, I met a woman who apparently had just learned still sleepy-eyed, a baby sweet· ness on her breath, half losing our youngest was retarded. her pajamas. She crawls into my In a very matter-of-fact tone, she asked, "When are you going to put her away?" The question shocked me, be-


cause I had not even considered the possibility. She w':)nt on to say that keeping a retarded child in my home would be unfair to my other children because the retarded one would be such a burden that I would not be able to give enough love and attention to the other seven children. This woman was sincere in her concern. But the uneasiness caused by her comment lasted only till I got home and saw the other children with the baby. They had nicknamed her ~'Jbbie ... and anything Bobbie (.'(1. any gain, any improvement, each of the other children considered marvelous. Hectic Mornings That was about six years ago. Bobbie now attends a school for the retarded. She leaves each morning on Ii bus, just like her normal brothers and sisters. She does many things the "normal" children do ... but she is different. Mornings in our house are hectic. I wake up feeling like death warmed over. I drag myself out of bed, to the kitchen, make a cup of coffee, and try to get my eyes open and my brain in gear. As the other children bounce into the ·kitchen, I hear, "Got breakfast ready?" "Where's the homework I asked you to sign last night?" "Did you write my absence note yet?" "Mom, hurry! The bus is coming!"

Bishops Criticize Injustice in Spain MADRID (NC)-The Spanish bishops' Justice and Peace Commission issued a Day of Peace message criticizing a wide range of injustice in this nation. "There are situations and structures which run contrary to true peace," the commission said. In the economiC' field, "there is a growing lust for profit among producers and an unbridled thirst for consumption among the peopl'e. An egotistic, anti-social behavior among many management leaders prompts them to foil the demands of social justice." Labor problems also demand urgent solutions, campus life has been stifled and "religious freedoms" should be broadened, the commission said.

lap, nuzzles her head into my shoulder and says, "Good morning, Mommy, I love you." Yes, Bobbie is different. Be· cause she has one extra chromo· some in each cell, she has difficulty learning, she is slow growing, her potential is limited. And how truly different she is in many other ways. She has a capacity for loving and tenderness that far surpasses "normal" children's. She has a goodness, sincerity, and sweetness that can soften any heart. One day recently I was exhausted, and all ·the children were wound up. They were scrapping and teasing each. other, and it was driving me right up the wall. I was just too tired for all the nonsense, and was trying desperately to keep from yelling at them. Rather than make a scene, I went to another room, sat down, and tried to fight back tears. None of the other children even noticed. Okay, Mommy? But BQbbie had observed, and followed me. She climbed into my lap, took my face in her two little hands, looked 'into my eyes, and asked, "You okay, Mommy?" Without even realizing I'm doing it, I find myself referring to Bobbie as "my little angel." Whatever extra worries a Mongoloid child brings to a fami1y,causing a shortage of love certainly is not one of them. Bobbie has brought unending joy ... and fostered unequaled love between all the members 'of our family. How many of us have accomplished as much in six years ... or even in a lifetime? Do you know any angels? They can he recognized. Angels have 47 chromosomes.

Cardinal Asks Renewed Prayers for Peace WASHINGTON (NC)-Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) here, asked "all men of good will" to renew their prayers for peace in the wake of an announcement that Vietnam peace negotiations would be reopened. "The cessation of the bombing and the prospect of the resumption of negotiations impels me again to call upon all men of good will to intensify their prayers," the cardinal said. He added a prayer that the negotiations would be "conducted seriously and in good faith-with the single objective of obtaining a speedy, just and lasting peace in Vietnam and in the world." A week earlier the cardinal had expressed "grief and dismay" over the "recourse to violent force and massive bombing 'in Vietnam." He had asked both sides to "return in good faith to the negotiating table."


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER: Sister Mary John,. SHF, has been named an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Reno. The superior of the Holy Family Convent distributes Holy Communion to a child at St. Thomas· Aquinas Cathedral in Reno where she received permission for distribution during a special ceremony. NC Photo.

Concern for Life Catholic Hospital Refuses to Stop Delivering Babie·s TACOMA (NC)-Citing its opposition to abortion, St. Joseph's hospital here rejeCted a recommendation by the Tacoma Gynecologic Society (TGS) that it dose -its obstetrics department because. of the declining birth rate here. In a letter to Sister Margaret Hudon, administrator of St. Joseph's, theTGS said it did not feel that a continuation of the obstetrics unit was justified "and we feel we can no longer actively support such a department." According to the TGS, all babies in the area should be delivered at Tacoma General Hospital. Sister Hudon said St: Joseph's decided to maintain the department because "we believe many expectant mothers would prefer not to deliver babies in an anti· life atmosphere. "If St. Joseph's closes her 00stetrics department." she added,"the choice will not exist in this area." Under a 1970 law, abortions are allowed for almost any reason in Washington, but hospitals are not forced to participate in abortions. . ..;Dr. James G. Billingsley, St. Joseph's n)edical director, said he felt the TGS recommendation was based more on a desire for greater personal convenience to doctors than on a concern for better obstetlical care. If all deliveries are in one hospital, an obstetrician can deliver more babies on a given shift. "But this argument," Billingsley said, "must be put in perspective with the total philosophy of Christian family medicine. Babies are born, not manufactured. "Excellence of service," he said, "is not guaranteed by number of deliveries alone." Family-Oriented Dr. Billingsley emphasized that the hospital staff believes that human life is sacred, and the concern for life ·in its deeper meaning prompts Christian hospitals· to be involved in total family practices. He said that the latest thinking in obstetrics is to treat birth as a natural process and to call

in specialists only in complicated pregnancies. "We have 14 excellent general practitIoners who have been deIivering babies at St. Joseph's Hospital for years," he said, "and they will continue to do so. If there is a need for specialists they are always called in." The medical director emphasized that St. Joseph's is a fam· By-oriented hospital. "It is not a medical supermarket, nor do we consider our operating rooms production lines. We are attempting to improve every facility in the hospital in view or our overriding Christian philosophy of total family care," he said.


Elected to Conference Advisory Council NEW YORK (NC)-Mrs. Kathleen Lukens, an author and mother of five, was elected a member of the Advisory Council of the U. S. Catholic Conference. Mrs. Lukens will represent New York state, one of 12 USCC regions, on the council. The Tappan, N. Y., woman was elected by delegates from the state's' eight dioceses. Mrs. Lukens, the mother of a retarded child, was co-author of the book, "Thursday's Child Has Far To Go," which diSCussed rearing a handicapped child. She was an officer of the Rockland County Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy.

NEW YORK (NC)-Catholic Relief Services (CRS) diverted a shipment of over half-a-million pounds of foodstuffs to the Nicaraguan port of Corinto in the Pacific to aid victims of the. Managua earthquake. The shipment was destined for CRS work in Guatemala. The U. S. Catholic overseas aid agency also released for emergency distribution 1,800 bags of flour and oats which had been delivered 48 hours before the earthquake .for the regular relief programs carried in cooperation with Caritas, Nicaragua's CathoUc charities organization. Another vessel with 130,000 pounds of clothing was sent by CRS to Nicaragua. Bishop Edward E. Swanstrom, executive director of CRS, sent $10,000 to Nicaraguan Caritas for emergency aid. (In Washington, the Division for Latin America of the U. S. Catholic Conference delivered another $10,000 to the Nicaraguan Bishops' Conference for their use in relief work.) CRS has instructed field workers in neighboring Central American countries to report to Managua as anchor men for further supplies· and funds from the United States. A spokesman for CRS said the agency is on standby for requests from Nicaraguan authorities for medical aid. Thus far, sources in Managua said, Red Cross organizations in the area have provided this help. J









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Urges Increased Aid for Vietnam

THE ANCHORThurs . , Jan. 11, 1973

Pop'e POlul Lauds 'Little Flower' On Annoversary

ROME (NC)-The p~esident of Caritas Internationalis, the international Conference of Catholic charities, has urgect a redoubling of generosity for its relief activities in Vietnam in anticipation of a ceasefire. "Hope of an imminent cease路 fire has been bitterly disappointed," Msgr. Charles H. Vath declared. "In this dramatic situation Caritas Internationalis is echoing the Pope's appeal, denounces violence and encourages all and everyone to pray and work for the promotion of a reconciliation leading to true peace. "But now hundreds of thousands of refugees and war victims, especially women and the old and children, while they anxiously await the silencing of the guns, are in urgent need of brotherly solidarity. Caritas Internationalis, anticipating . . . the ceasefire, makes a pressing appeal that all may redouble their efforts and their generosity to help the stricken population' without distinction of religion or ideology, with the sole .concern of alleviating human mis-

vATICAN CITY (NC) - On the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. Therese of Lisieuxcalled the "Little Flower"-Pope Paul said that the "luminous intuitions" of the young French Carmelite nun can shed light on current dilemmas between individuals and institutions. . Pope Paul also asserted that the life arid convictions of the nun who died at 24 can give lay persons "the taste for the -interrior life," strengthen Religious "in their total donation to the Lord," and can reveal to priests "the beauty of their ministry in the service of divine love." The Pope said, he hopes "that young people whose generosity or faith is hesitating today before the prospect of 'an absolute and definitive consecration may 路discover that such a vocation is attainable and beyond compare.': 'Peerless Guide' The Pope's comments on St. Therese were in a letter to Bishop Jean Badre of Bayeux and UsieUx. The handwritten letter was dated Jan.' 2, 100 year:s to the day that Th,erese Martin was born in Alencon, France. She died in the Cannelite convent at Lisieux on Sept. 30, 1897. Addressing himself to "all who are in quest of the essc:'1tial," Pope Paul urged them, "whether t.hey be contemplatives or apostles to look toward the C r;:1elite of Lisieux." . 'He said th路at,. aside from "a language marked by her times," St. Therese "is a peerless guide on the paths of prayer." He observed: "Many Christians can scarcely see how to reconcile in reality their personal development and the demands of religious obedience or the common life, freedom and authority, holiness and institution, ,realistic relations and charity, the diversity of charisms and unity, daily realism and the prophetic contestation of the present. 'Luminou!; Intuitions'


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ery." Caritas Internationalis, whose headquarters are in Rome, has channeled help to war victims in North and South Vietnam.

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PANAMA CITY (NC) - All collections at Christmas Masses in this archdiocese have been assigned to relief for the victims of the Managua, Nicaragua" earthquake Dec. 23. In a televised appeal Arch. bishop Marcos G. McGrath of Panama City asked for special "One of the biggest scandals contributions to be distributed in the history of the Church," he by Caritas, Catholic charities orwas to reflect later, "was to try ganization, and called on lay groups to organize relief efforts and make Christians out of Jews. for the more than 15,000 injured "Christianity is a religion for the survivors of the worst and :which I have great respect. I tragedy to hit that nation of 2 have great reverence for many million. Christians, but being Jewish is so There are no definite estimates sacred to me that I am ready to of the death toll, but judging die for it." from the area destroyed - about Just a few days before his 75 per cent of the city's builddeat.h, Rabbi Heschel was among , ings - officials voiced fears that the supporters of Father Philip the 'number of dead'might go as Berrigan who were on hand with high as 10,000 . his brother, Father Daniel Berri'!We must show our solidarity gan, outside the federal correcwith our brothers and sisters in tional institution in Danbury, Nicaragua," Archbishop McGrath Coml., when the Josephite anti'laid. war activist was paroled. The two peace priests were among the first callers upon the Heschel ,family upon hearing the news. , The rabbi, who was the scion of a distinguished Hasidic family ih Poland before coming to the Complete Line U. S. in 1940, became a compellBuilding Materials ing voice in American Judaism. His scholarly preoccupation with 118 ALDEN RD. FAIRH"VEN philosophy, history and the Bib993-2611 lical sense of 'man went far beyond the classroom and to the front lines of religious activism. "This is not a political demonstration," he told a crowd at a torchlight parade at Columbia university in 1966, protesting the Vietnam involvement. "It is a moral convocation, a display of concern for human rights." He risked the wrath of fellow Jews when he went to Pope Paul in 1964, urging ,a strong declaration on the Jews from the Vatican Council. He again met the FALL RIVER Pontiff in August, 1971.'

RABBI AND POPE: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel meets Pope Paul VI in an audi nce in 1971. The rabbi, wno fought for a strong declaration on the Jews by the Second ttican Council, died in New York during the holiday season. NC Photo. .


Rabbi's Death Losls to Ch ristians, Jews


NEW YORK (NC)-Christian Judaism, co-chairman of Clergy a d Jewish leaders expressed a Concerned about Vietnam, and s~nse of 10ss{Wer the death here the first rabbi appointed to the 0~1 Rabbi Abraham Joshua Hesch- 'faculty of Union Theological el, 65, Jewish theologian and Seminary, a Protestant institusch'Olar who fought for a strong tion, in 1965. d~claration on Jews by the SecDuring the Second Vatican ortd Vatican Council. Council, he met with ,Pope Paul Rabbi Heschel was a professor VI to urge a strong' declaration of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism on the Jews. The eventual docuat the Jewish Theological' Sem- ment denied Jewish guilt in the in ry. He was a leading scholar Crucifixion and sought to erase in the Conservative Movement of anti-Semitism.,

"St. Therese found herself constantly confronted with' such problems. Of course it would be vain to seek from her a modern ~ope formulation of these questions, still less systematic solutions. But one cannot deny the lumiMELBOURNE (NC) - Pope n'Ous intuitions that presided over her daily relations with her P~ul VI, will send three precious Sisters-notably the novices who tapestries for the 40th Internawere her companions-and over ,tidnal Eucharistic Congress, to her integration in the narrow bel held here Feb. 18-25. frame of her convent life. Eric Westbrook, director of "With the fineness of her sen- the Victorian National Gallery sibility, the lucidity of 'her judg- het-e, announced that the tapesment, her desire for simplifica- tribs will be displayed throughtion, her 'attachment to the es- out the congress ia~he great hall sential, one can say that she , of Ithe gallery. followed the spirit, opened an The tapestries have been inoriginal path, developed her own suted for about $290,000 for the spiritual personality, and enabled petiod of their absence from the many souls to start again in a Vatican Museum. way suitable to each. bating from the 16th, 17th "But to do this, she never an? 18th centuries, they illusmoved away from her obedience.. She knew how to utilize realis- trate themes closely related with tkally the lowly means offered th~ Eucharist: "The Breaking of her by her community and by' Bread," made in Belgium (1530); "The Miraculous Catch of the Church." Fis~es:' by Heinric~ Mattheus (1628-70) of Belgium, and "The Modicum La~t Supper," of Roman origin Beware of, little expenses; a (a~out 1780). small leak will sink a great ship. Westbrook announced also -FTanklin an .." f.,"val would

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held in c,onjunction with the congress. It will include the performing arts, exhibitions of ancient and modern works of art and a short film festival. Both the Roman Catholic and Anglican cathedrals will be used for music recitals and dramatic presentations. The National Gallery itself is spending about $70,000 on a half-scale "photographic exploration" of the Michelangelo frescoes in the Vatican Sistine Chapel.' Another festival highlight is expected to be a number of per路 formances by the Sistine Chapel Choir. Father Percy Jones, chairman of the festvial committee, said that its aim is to show something of the dimensoins of Christianity's impact on the arts and to demonstrate the link between reIigion and life-one of the prin-

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Pope Paul Says Bombing Halt Ray of Light VATICAN CITY (NC) -Pope Paul VI said that news of the suspension of the U. S. bombing of North Vietnam and the re-, sumption of peace negotiations is a "ray of light" for the new year. Sounding somewhat hoarse and tired from a bout of flu, the Pope told a crowd in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 31: "We do not want to pass up the opportunity of showing you right away the relief and hope that is ours, as it is that of the entire world, at tile news which reached us yesterday afternoon of the suspension of American bombing in NONh Vietnam above the 20th parallel and of the imminent resumption of negotiations for a cease-fire and, we . ardently hope, of a just and stable peace in Vietnam." Hailing the news as a "ray of . light," Pope Paul said the new development dissolves a bit the darkness that threatened to bring 1972 to a sad close and to open the new year on a dangerous note." True Peace Appearing again on New Year's Day at his window overlooking St. Peter's Square, the Pope told the crowd in the square: "We must desire peace at all costs. It is now part of the indispensable value of humanity and civilization." The Pope said that the desired peace is "certainly not easy, especially when such a great part of world economics and the organizations of peoples is based on armaments and criteria of rivalry and power . . . Power must be co m e ever more a necessity in the conscience of mankind. Then it will be possible." True peace, the Pope said, is "only attainable with the powerfuland paternal help of God."

Arrest Protester In Hospital WASHINGTON (NC)-A man described by police as a "crusader against abortions" was arrested here after he allegedly threatened two nurses and attempted to chain himself to a surgical table at D. C. General Hospital. Francis J. Murray, 42, of Chicago, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and threats. After arriving on a plane from Miami, Fla., he went to D. C. General Hospital's maternity section. He had a starter pistol, bicycle chains and locks, and clippings from a Chicago newspaper naming D. C. General Hospital and a Miami hospital as two hospitals where abortions are performed.. Two nurses met him and one of them, seeing the pistol, called the police. The nurses later said he told tern, "I'm taking over this place ... do what I tell you and nobody will get hurt." The nurses ran downstairs with Murray after them. As they neared the first floor, a policeman responding to the phone call entered. Murray ran back to the maternity section and was attempting to chain himself to a surgical table when the policeman arrested him, police said.

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TWIN-BROTHER PRIESTS: Fathers Severin, left, and Stephen Lamping are identical twins and co~pastors of Resurrection parish in Wellsville; Mo. NC Photo.

Twin Brother Co-pastors Confuse Many WELLSVILLE (NC)-Only the '\However, we' had just left cat knows for sure. for Italy on our way back to the The cat is named Mitzie. She 'United States," Father Stephen ,is the pet of Fathers Stephen and said. Severin Lamping, identical twins In the United States, Father serving as pastor and co-pastor Severin ta.ught at a Cincinnati at the Resurrection Parish here. high school,. became associate The antmal is the only one editor of the St. Anthony Meswho can confidently tell the men senger, editor of the Sodalist and apart. Herz Jesu Sendbote, and was di"Mitzie is the only one we rector of the local Catholic T{o1pcan't fool," said 'Father Stephen. ing Society, one of the largest "Yes, Mitzie will never come youth organizations in the world. to me," said Father Severin. The twin priests, born- Jan. I, 1901 in Cincinnati, had served in such diverse locales as Europe, Ohio and Kansas before coming - to the Jefferson City diocese for VATICAN CITY (NC) - A pastoral work. Japanese Capuchin priest who Their experiences are reflec- served in the Japanese army durtions of their travels, including ing World War II and later stud·run-ins with Hitler's Gestapo and ied in the United States was publication of several books on named bishop of the new dioconversion. cese of Naba on Okinawa. The They attended grade school in . diocese comprises the southern Cincinnati and completed minor Ryukyu Islands. seminary studies there. However, Bishop-elect Peter Baptist Tadthe twins, along with their three amaro 'Ishigami 'of Naha, the dio-. sisters, were taken to Damme, cese created from territory deGermany, by their parents-who tached from the diocese of were immigrants-for settlement Kagoshima in southern Japan, of an estate. was born into a Catholic family The twins then attended St. op the .island of Amami-Oshima Lodewijck College in Vlodrop, . in the northern Ryukyus Dec. 10, the Netherlands, .the Franciscan 1920. He attended minor semAcademy at Dorsten, Germany, inaries .at Fukuoka and Nagasaki and the Franciscan Academy of in Japan and the interdiocesan Theology in Paderborn, Germany. major seminary in Tokyo until Opposed Hitler' World Wfir II interrupted his On March 16, 1929, they were studies. He attained the rank of ordained in the historic cathe- sergeant during the war. dral of Paderborn and afterwards When U. S. Capuchin missionengaged in youth work and con· ducted retreats for the Young aries arrived in the upper RyuChristian Workers in Germany, kyus in 1947, the 27-year-old former seminarian helped them Holland and Belgium. "In 1935, we were run out of as a translator and catechist. He Germany by .the Gestapo because entered the New York province of our outspoken opposition to of the Capuchin order in 1949. After studies in Marathon, Wis., Hitler," said Father Severin.. That year they had published he was ordained in a parish in a book on converts, "Menschen Yonkers, N. Y., in September Die Zur Kirche Kamen," and 1952 and continued his studies in wrote articles for various Cath- Garrison, N. Y. In 1953, he returned to the olic magazines. Father Stephen said their writings were confis- Ryukyus and was pastor on cated by the Gestapo and the Miyako Island at the time of his nomination as bishop. police came to arrest them.

Japanese Priest Named Bishop

He later became the society's national president. Likes Pastoral Work Meanwhile, Father Stephen engaged in pastoral work and served as pastor of parishes in .Emporia and Olpe, Kan. It was during .this period that they wrote a booklet on the men· ace of Nazism, 100,000 copies of ,which were distributed by a Jewish group, and wrote another book on modern converts, '''Through Hundred Gates," which which was published in the Religion and Culture Series of the University of St. Louis in 1938. The book was translated into five languages. However, said Father Severin, he was always interested in pas. toral work. So, in 1955, he was made pastor of a Kansas City, Mo., parish. Two years 'later, he and his brother joined the newly formed diocese of Jefferson City. Father Stephen was named pastor at WeHsville, where he has remained. Father Severin was given a variety of assignments before becoming co-pastor at Wellsville in 1970.

VIGO (NC)-This i,s the story of a red carnation and how it helped the victims or Managua's pre-Christmas earthquake. A child, Maria Montes, brought the .carnation to Vigo's main radio station, saying: "This is the last one from my little garden. I would like someone to place it over Managua's ruins." The station manager decided to auction the flower. A radio listener-industrialist Moises Al· varez O'Farril-topped other bid·. del'S with $7,500. Then the car· nation left Spain with a mercy mission flight to Managua. An Iberian Airlines pilot dropped it over the city. Maria was only one of thousands of Spaniards coming to the help of the Nicaraguans, 'many of whom are of Spanish descent. During the first days after news of the earthquake reached here, hundreds went to Red Cross headquarters to give blood. Several cargo planes left Spanish airports with loads of aid supplies gathered at parishes and club buildings. The Church-sponsored radio chain, Ondas Populares (Peoples Air Waves), succeeded in collecting over $500,000 in three days of marathon broadcasting by its 45 stations throughout the coun· try. Parochial and other Catholic schools recalled students from Christmas vacation and youth patrols went on a block-by-block collection tour for Managua victims.

Priest Found Dead In Burned Rectory CHANNELVIEW (NC) - The body of a 41-year-old Catholic priest who was shot twice in the chest was found in his burned out rectory here in Texas. Father Lamar Schoppe was pastor of St. Andrew's Church in this suburb of Houston. Channelview fire chief Ed Smith, who said someone poured gasoline in the rectory's attic and set it afire, asserted that it "definitely is arson and mur· der." The nlotive for the crime apparently was not robbery, since a'bout $2,000 was found in money bags in the living room of the rectory.


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I THE ANCHOR-Dic)ces~ of Fall River-Thurs. Jan. 11, 1973 I

Catholics SNould Protest Anti.Semitis~ .in Russia

Some people insist tha~ things happen in groups. When there's one illness in the f~mily, they wait for two more. I don't know about that ~ut I do believe one experience triggers memories and feelihgs of an earlier one and eventually they can be strung toegther to give meaning tb ,manded the roundup of the Jews one another. Such a combiti. in Rome, hundreds, of Catholics I. helped Jews hide. She and her ation of experiences has lea family spent the dur:ation of the me to this column. Some friend~ war as '''piltients'' in a Catholic and I went to an e~cellent hig\'t school production of The DiarY of Anne Frank, thl~ Jewish pr1~"a~!G






teen whose family .tried to es~ cape the Nazis' in Holland by hiding for nearly two yeai's' irt the attic of a factory. The tru~ , story ended tragic:ally forth~ family. Only the father escaped the holocaust. All of the rest d'ied in the concentration camps~ We discussed the: play on the way home and the old haunting Cluestions came up, especially th~ one, "Where were all the Christ iians when the extermination I occurred?" It's a question I've been asked by dozens of high schooled whose pere!1I1ial reading favorit~ The Diary of AnnEl Frank. The question has an an:,wer and it'~ right. there in the diary. W~ know where at least two Chrisi tians w,ere, Meep and the owne~ of the factory who ,risked thei lives to hide and feed the Franks., Without thc,m, the Franks could never have attempted conceal J ment. Whenever there's a persel cuted people, they must have 'friends or must succumb to th~ persecutors. It's as simple as, that. I', Catholics HI~lped The discussion reminded mel of my seatmate on our 747 tol Rome last year. She was an~ aalian Jewess working in the: Italian Tourist Bureau in New!, York. I asked her many ques-I tions about the Jews in Italy dur-I ing World War II. She told mel that when Hitler's soldiers deI Pope Congratulates I 1

Cardinal Shl~han


VATICAN CITY (NC) - Popel Paul VI'sent a special message! of blessings and congratulationsl to Cardinal Lawrence Shehan of I Baltimore on his 50th anniversary as a priest. The papal letter, in Latin, was carried' on the front page of L'Osservatore Romano, the Vati· can daily. The Pope singled out the cardinal's wisdom and "zealous pastoral activities." In extolling the cardinal's service to the Church, Pope Paul applied the words of the Pr9phet Isaiah: "The spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has consecrated me with oil;' He has sent me to carry good news to those in misery and to, bind up the sores of the broken hearted ..."

hospital. , "The nuns took a terrific risk in hiding us and many others like us," she said, "Yet,they didn't seem to be terrified about it." "How did you know where to go to be hidden?" I asked. "Couldn't you have been in great jeopardy if you contacted the wrong Catholic?" "No, the priests, nuns and people all helped us. They didn't like the Germans any better than we did and they acted, as you would say, out of Christian principles." "How would you say i,t?" I asked. "Out of Jewish principles," she replied and we laughed. I asked her about the charge that the Po~e rerpained silent. "Well, we were all hoping he would Sl1-Y something, but, you know, followers have a lot more freedom to do the right thing than leaders. If the Pope had spoken against Hitler, many Catl\olics may have been gassed and he would have to take the blame for that today." Seeing Anne Frank again and recalling my seatmate from Italy struck me forcibly when 1 read about, the dilemma of Soviet Jews t'Oday. History has a terrifying way of repeating itself and I haven't seen much eVi~ence' that our Christians are pleading for more religious tolerance of the Jews in Russia. Russian Jews, although considered a' major nationality, are denied practically everything permitted other religions: seminarjes, schools, newspapers, synagogues, etc. Since Russia backs the Arabs, this makes the' Jews the natural enemy, both abroad arid at home, so that 3Yz million Jews in Russia (more, than in Israel) are beginning to face persecution' like the Ger'man Jews in the early Hitlerian era. What concern is this of ours? None at all ... unless we're committed to tolerance, freedom of religion, and love of fellow man. If we're committed to the Russian J.ews, the Israeli Arabs; the North Irish Catholics and Hare Krishna. We have no choice and there's a great deal we can do. "Followers have a lot more freedom in doing the right thing than leaders," my Jewish friend said. If every reader asks each of hisorganizatioms and leaders to publicly condemn anti-Semitic practices in Russia, the Soviet leaders will be forced to stop.. Public opinion plays a heavy role in today's global village. If' the outcry of American Christians against Soviet persection is loud enough, it will be heard. Then perhaps our grandchildre~ won't have to ask, "Where were all the Christians when the Jews were persecuted in Russia?"


Mission Award To NC Writer VATICAN CITY (NC) - Patrick Riley of the NC News Service Rome bureau won first place in a writing competition launched by the Vatican's missionary office for the 350th anniversary of its founding. Riley's article, entitled "The Missions Are Still Necessary," was chosen unanimously by a jury of five judges, including three superiors general of missionary orders.-It was published in the St. Cloud Visitor of St. Cloud, Minn. A shorter version was run in NC News Service. The jury's award recommendation to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples said: "This profound and stimulating article displays not only a clear perception of the questions involved, but also the author's intense personal interest. "He openly confronts the problems inVOlved, and gives them answers that are strongly convincing, at the same time, fresh and original. "The use of Scripture is skillful. "The article constitutes a distinguished model of religious journalism, destined for well-informed Catholic readers. "It is a valid contribution to missionary literature, and is' a work certainly worthy of consideration for a prize." First prize is a trip to South, east Asia. Riley, 45, has been stationed in Rome since 1962, when NC News sent him here to help cover the Second Vatican Council. He has been with NC News since , 1959, working first in Rome and -then for two and a half yeats in Washington before' reassignment to Rome. Before coming to NC News he worked as a copy boy and reporter for the New York Times, as 'a sub-editor for Reuters in London and as a reporter for United Press International in London and Paris. He and his wife, the former Anna Maria Paltrinieri of Bologna, Italy, have six children.

Impressed HijCllcker With Compassion BALTIMORE (NC)'- Cardinal Lawrence Shehan approached a would-be plane hijacker with the compassion and understanding that he shows to all people, according to a priest who witmessed the incident at Friendship Airport here. "It was just the way he does everything," said Msgr. Paul ,Love. "It was just the cardinal acting as he always does ... The cardinal didn't give any though't to the danger involve9. He saw it as part of his priesthood."

ASUNCION (NC)-Paraguay's It added that both CRS aJlle! Bishops' Conference has an- the Nixon Administration ir.! nounced here that a food pro- Washington have been advised 0 J~ gram they cosponsored with the move. I U.S. aid organizations will be ' "We want to declare at tbi~i phased out by next June after time that the bishops of Para,1 14 years of operations. guay gladly recognize the true', The announcement said that service rendered by these pr'D1i "by its very nature, a relief pro- grams to the country and to the gram cannot be continued in- Church, for which we, along definitely, or else those helped with all men of good will, lUrei become increasingly dependent deeply grateful." I, and the rest of the local ChrisThe statement denied news tian community fails in its own reports abroad that the bishopsj! duties of charity." move to discontinue the pr,)-' 'The Paraguayan Bishops' Con- grams was due to "differenclls ference, which met at the end of with the Paraguayan govern-:I December, also said a three-party ment." It stressed that "Christia,n agreement of 1958 between the communities in our midst mu:st Paraguayan government; Caritas, now mobilize their resources for:1 the bishops' charities organiza- the poor, in a show of solidartion; and the U.S. Catholic Relief ity." , Services, (CRS), "was unilaterContbluous Rift ally ended in June of 1969 by the Earlier Caritas sources in Pa:rgovernment" of Gen Alfredo aguay reported that thousands'jl Stroessner, Paraguay's strong of expectant mothers, young children and 'the aged benefited from., man for 17 years. In 1969 CRS took over distri- the relief distribution. At ol1lell bution of relief with the help of point the program was reaching' some government agencies, with- 336,000 persons - the country' out the aid of Caritas. Most re- has 2.4 million people - with lief supplies came from the Food over eight million pounds of food. 'for Peace Program sponsored by a year, and with clothing and: the U.S. government, but large medical supplies valued at $211 quantities of clothing were do- ,million. nated by U.S. Catholics. There are other relief programs Recognize Service operating in Paraguay, mostly "After carefully evaluating the under United Nations sponsor-' pastoral lessons drawn from ship. CRS is also funding some these programs, we feel the time social projects, and providing, has arrived to concentrate on the medical help. education of the Christian conSince 1969 there has been a II science of our people for them continuous rift between the: to become the agents of their bishops and the Stroessner rEl-' own economic, social and moral gime over the issues of political II uplift," the bishops' announce- prisoners, human rights and SCI-: ment said. cial reform. 'II,




California Court Allows Union To Resume Boycott-Strike


SAN FRANCISCO (NC)-The unit, and the Teamsters over the' CalJfornia Supreme Court has unionization of the laborers. II ruled, 6-1, that the United Farm The court said that the grow- : Workers Union (UFWU) can re- ers had signed agreements with, sume its boycott-strike against the Teamsters although it I 45 lettuce growers who signed seemed that "at least a suhstanagreements with the Teamsters tial number, and probably a rna-I Union. jority of field workers, desired I The court said the growers- to be represented by the UFWU ,; Teamsters accords, although and had no desire to have the I valid, were made without consul- Teamsters repres~nt them." . tation with the workers about Msgr. George G. Higgins, U. S. which union they wanted to Catholic Conference secretary represent them. for research and consultant to After the ruling, which over- the U. S. Bishops' Ad Hoc Com· ' turned lower court injunctions mittee on Farm Labor, said that I against' the UFWU activities the ruling shows that "there can I against the growers, Cesar Cha- no longer be any question about." ve, UFWU leader, said the let-the right of the United Farm II tuce farmers would face "a mas-Workers Union to use all legal. sive boycott and strike" unless means to organize the field' they signed agreements with his workers represented by thE~ Ii union. Teamsters, including picketing ,: The court's ruling stemmed and boycotting." from earlier att,empts by the "Speaking for the bishops' II growers to halt secondary boy- Committee on Farm Labor," he " cotts, strikes and demonstrations continued, ",I would simply addl organized by the UFWU against that this dispute, regardless 01' II farmers who secretly signed the legal technicalities involved" ' Teamster pacts covering field can only be resolved at the bar;, workers in July, 1970. gaining table." Two months later, the Monterey County Superior Court isI sued a series of injunctions . ,. ELECTRICAL against ,the Chavez group's ac-"~ Contradors tivities. The appeal of this lower ~~I"I, court's actions resulted in the ~~ state supreme court decision. 'Form of Favoritism' 'A In the suprem~ court ruling, ~.A I the judges said the lower court "'T"Q,~ 'injunctions were without merit ...., II because the growers had mot, ~~ as is mandatory under law, re, 'JII~ roained neutral in the dispute be944 County St. twe.en the UFWU, an AFL-CIO New Bedford • 1'1,









Assert Tensions Block Managua Relief Efforts SAN JOSE (NC) - C h u r c h sources here with first hand knowledge of the aftermath of the earthquake in neighboring Nicaragua said there is growing tension between the National Guard and voItmtary agencies there over the distribution of relief to victims.' They said tension is greatest between Red Cro'ss workers and officers of the National Guard. strong arm of Nlgaraguan dictator, Gen. Anastasio Somoza. "This gets in the way of fair distribution of foodstuffs and other aid," said a pr~est who asked to remain unidentified. A group of other Ptiests and several nuns who just returned from Managua; Nicaragua's ravaged capital, nodd~d in agreement. "People there are beginning to question the fairness and honesty of Guard authorities. They see that Guard members and their families are being given priority while plain civiJian victims are still in great need," the priest added. Frustrating Climate The tensions. are only part of a larger picture of panic and confusion, a frustrating climate in which many aid efforts are being dissipated, including heroic efforts by Church personnel. Church efforts have been also hampered by the almost total destruction of Church-related facilities and the ensuing disbandment of priests, nuns, Brothers and lay leaders. Many are reported working with emergency teams. Reports of sorrte deaths among Church personnel have so far gone unconfirmed; most superiors consulted in Managua and here said no deaths among their people have been reported. This is close to a miracle, as all Catholic schools and parish churches, as w~ll as convents, were flattened or damaged beyond repair by the Dec. 23 earthquake. Even the massive Managua Cathedral, made' of reinforced concrete, was heavily damaged and so~e fear that it will have to be razed like many other buildings. In FOrefront Several religious congregations with residences in Managua have moved their wounded to San Jose, as well 'as other personnel. Several nuns from the Divina Pastoral order - a Spanish group with many nuns from Central America "- have been hospitalized here. Reports brought by the group of priests and Religious said Church authorities in Nicaragua are in the forefront of voluntary aid. Archbishop Miguel Obando of Managua organized several of the first relief stations. The Papal nuncio, Archbishop Carlos Antonetti, delivered an emergency fund of $IO,QOO from the Vatican and is channeling further aid from Caritas Internationalis, international Catholic charities organization headquartered in Rome. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the U.S. Catholic overseas aid agency, has provided massive distribution of food and clothing. For more than a decade it has been the only foreign voluntary agency operating in Nicaragua in cOQperation with the local Catholic charities.

Thurs., Jan. 11, 1973


Bishop's Election 'Hopeful Sign'

BOYCOIT MAUDE'S SPONSORS: Members of the L. I. Coalition for Life demonstrate in front of CBS headquarters in N.Y.C. The demonstrators were voicing their protest againnst CBS' airing of the "Maude" show as an instrnucent of Pro-death propaganda. The demonstration coincided with the announcement of a boycott of CBS-TV and the companies who "Paid for Maude's Abortion."

Tax- Credit Ruling Dismays Catholics COLUMBUS (NC) - Catholic spokesmen expressed dismay at the ruling by a three-judge federal court here that an Ohio law granting state and local tax credits to parents of nonpublic school children is unconstitutional. Bishop Clarence Elwell of Columbus said he was "astounded" at the decision. "I cannot understand or believe it." Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati said he was "keenly disappointed and dismayed" at the decision. He said the decision "restricts, practically speaking, the constitutional ~freedom of parents to send their children to the school of their choice by ~enying them benefits to which they are entitled." In Washington, Dr. Edward R. D'Alessio, director of the U. S. Catholic Conference's Division of Elementary .and Secondary Education, said: ., "The decision is obviously disappointing - especially so because it runs counter to recent court rulings in favor of similar laws in New York and Minnesota. "It is inconsistent, to say the least, for parents of non-public school students in Ohio to be denied benefits which courts have approved in New York and Minnesota." Appeal Planned The decision will be appealed to the U. S. Supreme Court, said David J. Young, the lawyer reppresenting the group of nonpublic school parents who sought to uphold the law's ,constitutionality. The court ruled that the law which would have taken effect Jan. 1 was unconstitutional and prohibited the state from giving credits of up to $90 per child per year on state income, sales and property taxes.

WASHINQTON (NC) - Father Joseph Howze, who will be ordained auxiliary bish9P of the Natchez-Jackson, Miss. diocese Jan. 28, has been elected president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC). Bishop-elect Howze was elected on the fifth ballot between himself and Father August Thompson of Mansura, La., at the recent annual NBCCC conference here, according to Marist Brother Joseph C. Hager, NSCCC executive director. Bishop-elect Howze's program includes: Strengthening present NBCCC membership and developing new relations with other organizations of black churchmen. Establishing an office for director of vocations and initiating a program of recruitment of candidates for the priesthood. Brotherhood and permanent diaconate. Development of a program for the establishment of a national black theological center and promotion of the academic value of the black experience from a theological perspective. Assisting in the higher education and development of priests, Religious, permanent deacons and seminarians through professional training sessions, institutes, workshops and lectures. The election of Bishop-elect Howze is a sign of hope, and it "gives us an added voice in the bishops' conference," Brother Hager said.

The rejection of the decision ofa Minnesota state court which upheld that state's tax credit law.. Tanzania Chosen 'Simply Wrong' The court pointed out that 98 For P'ilot Study DAR ES SALAAM (NC)-Tanper cent of the state's nonpublic school children are in religious zania has been chosen as one schools, 95 per cent of them of the first countries for a pilot study on Church development Catholic. aid by Cor Unum, the organizaYoung said the court "totally tion begun in 1971 by Pope Paul misunderstood Ohio's tax and VI to coordinate Church aid projeducation laws." ects throughout the world. It argued that "this benefit The Tanzania Catholic Secreshould logically have been ex- tariat reported that Cor Unum tended to the praents of all said Tanzania was chosen beschool children in Ohio (books cause it is undergoing a peaceful and laboratory supplies will at social revolution and the Church times become necessary; field is anxious to participate in detrips and excursions will be velopment. ta.ken, at substanstial cost to the Tanzania President Julius parent) yet none are creditable, Nyerere is a Catholic. under the act, against the state To initiate its project, Cor income tax now in effect in Unum has proposed sending a Ohio." team of experts to Tanzania to "This is simply wrong," Young evaluate the development prioriSan Diego Bishop said. Books are paid for directly ties in the country and study Endorses Key 73 'and field trips are usually paid ways and means of supporting SAN I;>IEGO (NC) - Bishop out of special event funds paid the self-help efforts of the peoLeo T. Maher of SanL>iego added by the taxpayer. ple. . his name to the growing list of Catholic prelates endorsing the evangelical program Key 73. In a statement released here, Bishop Maher said, "I strongly urge our clergy and people to become involved in Key 73. Pray that the Holy Spirit will bless this remarkable effort to make Jesus' Christ more fully known throughout our continent." At least 17 other Catholic di- . I \'" ~ oceses in the United States have m . announced their participation in lOO~ l~ . Key 73, ~ year-long program of '-'" I~ ~~ â&#x20AC;˘ .' So We Can All meetings, prayer, study, and (~ ~ _.~ Be Proud door - to - door evangelization. Started under the sponsorship of Of Our I I Home Town' l several conservative evangelical denominations, Key 73 now has the support of over 100 denominations, church bodies and paraecclesiastical groups.

Young said he will ask the Supreme Court to permit the tax credit law to be enforced while a full appeal is pending. "It just isn't fair." "He said that New York and Minn'esota nonpublic school parents are receiving tax credits and Ohioans are not. Young called the Columbus court's decision "the most hostile to nonpublic education I've seen." He said the most significant items in the 35-page ,decision were: "The refusal of the court even to mention," the only federal precedent - a three-judge panel which upheld the N. Y. tax credit law as constitutional (the Columbus judges quoted only from the judge who dissented from the .majority opinion in the N. Y. case);

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THE ANCHOR-Dioc;ese of Foil River-Thurs. Jon. 11, 1973

It's Bad Enou,gh Having Flu But Wo,rse w~th Dog CIS Pal I

- By Joe alnd Marilyn Roderick I, , Every, year I am appalled by the number of toys the children get for Christmas ~hich are virtually unworkable a few days later. Most are rpade"of plastic and the slightest bending or straining puts t~em out. of order. Tqis is espe, dally true of toys for young . children involving the use the. poor Japanese was a bIt '.


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of battenes. I would estlmat~ watching some old war movies ,on that at least ,50 per cent o~ ,TV), I found nothing funny at battery-operated toys have a, all about being Public Exhibit

maximum life expectancy o~ from four to five days unde~ normal use. This is a s~d stat~ of affairs when we consIder, the amoun~ of money doled out foj such gIfts. This year our sturdiest gift was a hand loom produced iq nearby Pawtucket. It is made o~ wood and is mea~t. to pr~duc~ woven belts. Mehssa set It u~ with the aid of her mother and has since been producing a belt for herself which will be botH durable and eye-catching. Suc~ a gift will last as long as Meliss~ enjoys it and will not fall apart under normal usage. However,! thi.s is one o~ the fe~ ite~s t~~ chIldren receIved whIch WIll stIll be arou,nd and operational Llfte~1 the next couple of months. Never Again Now, whether anything can be done about this situation is questionable. I suppose the best approach would b~ to march on, the s~ores from whIch the toys were obtained and demand that the pu.rc?ase price be. returned, b~t, thIS IS hardly feaSIble today WIth, the independence of most stores. . Anyone who has tried to return defective mercha?dise is aware I of the .problems .lOv~lved. My own solutI?n IS .to chuck out the non-functIonal Items and res~lve never to buy their like agalO, or at least to buy only quality \ toys w.hich have some chance of survival. As. far as I am co~cerned, ~he m~Jor problem WIth massIve dIsposal of playthings is that I am training the childr,en to ~ccept ~~e whole concept of dlsposabIllty and pla?ned o?sol~scence; training whIch I thl~k I.S poor for them , to get early 10 hfe. We know that we are deluged , with disposable items for daily consumption, but should not passively accept such material without putting up some sort of resistance. If children learn to expect that the things they buy today will last for only a short period of time, they will further foster a feeling among manufacturers th"t they need only put things in pretty pa,ckages and forget about durability. --- In the Kitchen "My mother has the Japanese flu," said Jason proudly to his friends and they all peered in wonder' at me reclining on the couch "a la Camille" as they pressed their noses up against my sliding glass door. While I must admit I did think Jason blaming this particular bug on ';7





FREIBURG (NC) -- Thirty-one per cept of West GE!rmany's' diocesaq' and Religious order priest~ are "completely satisfied" with their assignments, according to an' opinion poll released by the Allensbach survey institute here. '

Number One in all my misery. How come in the movies or on TV when someone is ill she is ,shown languishing in a lovely room or. on a ve~ pretty couch dressed 10 somethmg long; flowing and feminine and with the final touch of a very pretty bow ill' her hair? When I get sick, my hair needs washing, my nose gets red and I look anything but romantic. ' "Go to bed" is generally the order given by our family GP when a flu bug hits the house. This in most cases is easier said than done. Finally compromising by settling for the couch in the TV room, I settle back only to realize,Ahat Missy, our SO-plus pound Laborador feels that th~ couch is also her rightful plaCe. Togetherness isn't too bad (in fact at f,irst I ,think it's rather sweet of her to want to be near me in my illness) until I realize that her winter coal is shedding and that every -time she jUmps on and off the couch a fine filih of golden hair settles over everything within sight - myself ineluded. ' However this isn't the worst part of sharing one's sickbed with the family pooch. Every now and then Missy decides she wants to venture out of doors and when she returns (lloaking wet from our monsoon-like New England Winter) she leaps joyfully into my lap ~nd we both end up smelling like wet dog. I 'wonder if Camille started out this way. Pork Chops are always a tasty addition to a meal and this oriental way of preparing them gives this economical meat a new twist. H gK P k eh ?n ong or ops 8 1010 pork chops salt . 2 tabl:spoon~ 011 • 1 medIUm- Ol1lon, shced % cup soy sauc~ If.I cup sherry wme 2 ~a?lespoons fresh lemon JUIce 1 4 o~. can sliced mushrooms, dralOed Y2 teaspoon ground ginger % teaspoon garlic powder Y2 green pepper, chopped Y2, 4.oz. can water chestnuts, shced L lemon, unpeell~d, sliced into cartwheels steamed rice 1) Sprinkle chops with salt; brown in oil in heavy skillet. 2) Drain off excess fat. ' 3) Cover with onion slices. Combine soy sauce, sherry, lemon juice, mushrooms and liquid, ginger and garlic powder. Pour over chops. 4) Cover skillet and baKe at. 350· for 45 'minutes. Add green pepper, chestnuts and lemon slices. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with stea~ed rice.


PRAYERFUL DEVOTION: Mr: and Mrs. Joseph Mendoza ofSt. Joseph's Parish, Taunton, pray before statue of Pilgrim Virgin now in that city.

State Bars Contracep'tive Questions CAMDEN (NC)-The New Jer- mortgage companies who; ask ~ble to keep up mortgage 'PRY" 1''':: sey state banking department this qusetion to stop immediate- . ments, he said. has begun a crackdown on lend- ly." Firms who ignore the warnJoseph' Bernardo, ~idi .. ing institutions that ask pros- ing "will in all probability have president of the company, s~jd pective home buyers for proof to answer for ,their actions." that the question is asked, by that they use contraceptives. many firms throughout the coun.. Schaub's action grew out of an 'The, crackdown followed sto- 'investigation by the Catholic try and that both the Veterans Administration and the Federal , ries in the, Catholic Star Herald, Star Herald this Fall. Housing Administration accept: the diocesan newspaper here, Ray and Betty Connelly, a the. statements as part of apPI,i,'i, saying that some couples had '. '. , been asked the question as part couple'who sought a mortgage catIOns. VA and FHA officials' ackno~1,: i of their applications for a mort· from Associated East Mortgage 'Co. of Camden told the paper edged . that they had received,'" gage. such statements but denied that: "There is no doubt in my mind that a company official had they sought the informatio~. . 1 that a question of this kind is i",- asked for signed statements from In announcing the crack~own moral and beyond the scope of , them and their doctor detailing Schaub said that he had Just betheir use of contraceptives. business ethics," Richard F. gun his investigation and that , Schaub, acting banking commisA company official admitted any prosecution would be han·' sionersaid in announcing the that the question had been asked died by ,the state attorney gen. crackdown. and said that he felt it was some- eral's office. If ,the VA and FHA "But even more outrageous," times necessary when both 'hus- are involved, the banking com· Schaub said, "is' the fact that band and wife work. If the wife missioner said he would "pac;k it's, illegal. No matter who's in- becomes pregnant, and leaves a few suitcases and take the volved in ,this thing or how many work, the couple may not be fight to Washington." times it's been done, we're going to drop it." Schaub said his statement "represents a warning for all



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Quantum Leap from Family To State Care Loses Many The Bishops point out in their Synodal document to one of the profound risks of the modern communications system-that it can influence tomorrow's citizens in a way that unfits them for genuine responsibility. We are born with the capacity for what a great largely, agricultural societies, the family has performed most of Russian writer denounces as the social tasks of society-edu"maniacal self-concern." We cation, care for the sick, help think about ourselves. We plan for ourselves. We come to believe-in the jargon of advertising-that "we owe ourselves"




everything our distorted, easily tempted and highly unstable psyches may suggest. It can be more wealth, more travel, more romance, more, "freedom." But it all adds up to the same thing -an almost irr,esistible determination . to Pl,lt ourselves, our individual drives, desires and needs first. And this is the opposite of responsibility. Its essence is to comprehend and accept the needs of others, to see them as other selves, as suffering, loving, vulnerable human beings who need help, support and understanding. T/lat we must accept this view of our fellow men is the fundamental law of Christianity and we are to love our neighbor as ourselves and to recognize that "greater love hath no man than that he give up his life for a friend." . No Cornmunlty Self-love destroys the human community, the earthly city. Neighborly love' builds it up. Without love there is no community. Without community we are reduced to the violent confrontation of incompatible drives and to the risk of deepening breakdown in the civil order. But these are highly abstract statements: Each generation has to work out the means of community in the concrete conditions of its own times. The Synodal document takes up the issue of the smallest and most basic community-the family. Clearly here mutual understanding, patience, compassion and forgiveness are essential to the bond. Selfish parents, selfish children, spurred on by surrounding "consumerism" in our advertising society of mass desires, can destroy the very fouI).dations of family affection. . But the problem is also a wider social one. In the past, in

Latin Rite Catholics JERUSALEM (NC)-Since the Latin-rite patriarchate of Jerusalem was restored in, 1847, the number of Latin-rite Catholics within its jurisdiction has increased from 4,141 to 50,795 and the number of parishes from 10 to 56, according to newly announced statistics. The territory of the patriarchate includes Israel, Jordan and Cyprus.

and dignity for the aged. The family was usually "extended," including different generations and parallel families of cousins. (In many parts of the world it was also polygamous.) It did not move about very much. A son who married built a house in the same village or another room was built on to the family house. It was stable, often at a low level of material standards, variety and personal freedom. Children were born every year. Most of them died. The position of women was generally subordinate, of old people influential and respected. As a system it lasted a long time-but it was not idyllic. The archetypal tragedy of Cain and Abel is there to remind us that· no war is more bitter than war between brothers.

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Bishop Outwalks Younger .Men HUALIEN (NC)-Seventy-fiveyear-Old Bishop Andrew J. Verineux, apostoHc administrator of this east coast diocese of Hualien, has been a priest for 50 years: a bishop for 23 yearsand is still going strong. He continues to put in a full day in his office or on visitations, and can still outwalk many a younger man along the mountain trails of his diocese. The bishop was joined by Cardinal Paul Yu Pin and the other bishops here Dec. 27 as he marked the golden jubilee of his ordination to the prIesthood. The bishop, a member of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, was born in November 1897 at Reims, France. Cardinal Yu Pin, exiled archbishop of Nanking, China, spoke during a jubilee Mass of Bishop Verineux's almost 50 years as

a missionary in China and of his consecration as bishop of Yingkow, North China, in 1949. The cardinal is from north China. Bishop Verineux was expelled from mainland China by the communists in 1952, That same year he was named administrator of the newly erected prefecture, later diocese of Hualien.

the history of Taiwan was ordained by Bishoup Verineux two years ago. Since then two more aborigine priests have been ordained by the bishop.

Aborigine Priests

He established the first Religious congregation for aborigine girls and today there are more than 30 professed aborigine Sisters of the diocesan Institute of St. Martha.

Starting from almost scratch Bishop Verineux built up in 20 years a diocese of more than 60,000 Catholics, numerically the second largest diocese in Taiwan. He is known as the "Apostle of the Aborigines." Most of Taiwan's approximately 200,000 aborigines of Malayan stock, fOllmer head-hunters, live in the mountains and along the narrow plain of eastern Taiwan'. The first aborigine priest in

In the past 20 years 172 churches, four small and mediumsize hospitals, 18 dispensaries, a seminary, a primary, secondary and technical schools have been built. The diocese has more than 70 priests, and there are about 100 Sisters, more than half of whom are Chinese. Because he is 75 years old, Bishop Verineux has offered his resignation to Pope Paul VI.

Families Shrink But in the last two hundred years the rise of the technological order has undermined most of the foundations of the traditional family. In developed countries, industry and service have replaced farming as the source of daily bread. Not much more than 10 per cent of the people live on the land. The rest live in the small homes and apartments of the city and suburbia where there is no room for more than parents an<;i children-and not too many children at that. As a result, family size has shrunk towards the two-child family, with better health care keeping those two alive. At the same time, the consumer economy with its demands for cars and dishwashers aDd fashion changes and vacations tends to exhaust the "spending dollar" and leave little over for the older family chores-of caring for older people and dependents and orphans. In any case it is assumed that tax money and the state bureaucracy will carry out such community tasks. It is hard to picture a more radical change . in responsibilities and opportunities. Community Breakdown We should look at this vast upheaval objectively. There have been great gains among the developed peoples in health, in education, in reasonable opportunity. The role of women has been enlarged and their interests wid· ened. Children are often loved, cared for and nurtured with an attention and dedication not possible "down on the farm." . But families are also more fragile and unstable. They are so small that they do not easily assume wider concerns - not even for grandparents or bereaved relatives. Above all, the quantum jump from family care for human misery to impersonal state concern allows all too many people-the old, the handicapped, the orphans-to fall out of the safety net. How, then, can this breakdown in "community" be repaired?


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K1NOWYOUR . FAITH ti ---,---4!-------.;..-------------~~.11 lespeciing the World God Gave Us I Respect ~i II

I God's world isn't up ,above or I even on ahead. It's here and now and all around us. The trick I , is ,to appreciate it for what it is. ! A false notion of religion pulls i us away from this world to make, us look for God in a world of i our own imagining beyond the; stars. : The Christian idea is that God I came into this world: "the Word I became flesh and made his I dwelling among us." The ChriS-I ti/iOJ' preaching is about "that. which we have seen with our I, eyes what w~ have looked upon t i

"We have a very strong respect for other people's money." So reads the first sentence in the ad of one of our American automobile companies. The second sentence of ,the ad r!'lfers to one of the cars in its line as a sign of the greatness of its respect. The ad is used to convey an attitude-in this case, the deal-





and our hands have touched- I the word of life" (I John 1,1). I The world into which he came I is the world he loves. He made i it and he gave it to Us as his ; choicest gilft. He gave us the i earth and everything that walks i or creeps or crawls on it, the i sky with the birds and the clouds ; that cross it, the stars and Plan-I ets 'that fill its endless spaces. Th'e seas and everything that swiins or swarms v/ithin them were mac!e by him; tli.ey are his. I He gave them 'all to us for us to I appreciate. I We can see him in his gifts. "Since the creation 01' the w9r:J 'I






invisible realities, God's eternal power and divinIty, have become visible, recognized through the' things he made" (Romans 1,20). We are glad to confess: "There

A-Priest IConfirms

For the first time in my life recently, I confirmed someone. No, I have not been named a bishop; neither was I usurping powers normally reserved to men with mitres. Instead, I simply followed the new regulations of the reformed rite for this sacrament which states: "In addition to the bish·

GRATEFUL FOR FOOD: "Eat whatever is sold in the 'market . . ." A merchant displays his wares at an outdoor .stand. NC Photo.

op, the law gives the faculty to confirm to the following . . . priests who, in virtue of an office , which they lawfUlly hold, baptize. an adult or a child old enough for catechesis, or admit a validly baptized adult into full communion with Christ."

began some months ago with me a series of instructions about the Church. We completed them, and Grace took the first formal liturgical step leading to full communion. In a quiet, private ceremony on a' recent Saturday afternoon attended only by her sponsors and a few immediate friends, she was conditionally baptized. Difficulty in· establishing with certainty details about her previous Baptism necessitated this provisional service. Afterwards :OM made her initial confession. Grace's full reception into the Catholic Church, however, came the next morning at our 9:45 Mass. 'She marched in the enI trance procession before. the ceiI ebrant and behind cross, book I bearer and lector. With her husband and two sponsors, she occupied a position of honor in the II"first pew waiting until after the homily before moving into the sanctuary. "


Ceremony First Step At that time, havin~ spoken Grace St. Onge waited over wi,th the congregation a profes30 years to become a Catholic. sion of 'faith, Grace stood before After those decades of faithful me and heard these words adMass attendance as an observer, I dressed to her and to the combut not full participant, the path munity present: ' finally cleared for her and she I Turn to Page Seventeen '

is one God, the Father, from whom all things come and for whom we live; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom" we live" (I Cor 8;5). Thankfulness The best response to a gift is to be happy with it and use it gratefully. That is Why thankful· ness is a bibJ'ical virtue and a theme of the Christian life. "Let us, give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him thanks and praise." St. Paul urges: "Dedicate your· selves to thankfulness. Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Col 3, 15.17). This applies to everything that exists and everything that happens. "Give thanks tQ God the Father always and for everything in the name "of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5,19). Paul even extends it to the forbidden foods of the Old" Testament lawthings that God's law had said were an abomination, that contaminated everyone who touched them (cf. Levificus 10). Show Appreciation He says flatly: "I know with certainty on the authority 'of the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; it is only when a man thinks something unclean that it becomes so for him" (Romans 14). So, he directs, "Eat whatever is sold in the market without raising any question of conscience. The earth and its fullness are the Lord's ... If I Turn to Page Eighteel1

er's respect for the buyer's money. Money is a thing that most people value. And if a seiler can convince his potential buyer that he values his money enough to give him what it's worth, chances are he may buy. Respect is operative when a person cares enough for another to be concerned about protecting what he values. ,t!ave you ever watched a 3-ora-6-year o,ld carefully take apart one area cookie after another, lick away the creamy center and with precision stack the outside' wafers on top of each other? I have on ,two occasions. And, on both, I remember thinking, "Oreo cookies are marvelous things." For those two children were

a cause of genuine delight and II provided a repetitive experiencll • of sheer success each time the outside wafers were separated 'I'" without being broken. ,I Respect: Reverence , Even though both children did II not care for the wafe~ part of thE! I oreos as something to eat, they respected their fragility and II treated them accordingly. Re.., spect is operative when a 'person treats an object-even something as seemingly inconsequential a~i a cookie, with genuine care and: reverence. 'Have you ever 'visited an art museum and gazed in awe at some of the masterpieces, the photographs, the sculptures, the mobiles, the artifacts? I have, and each time' I realize some change of outlook, some inner growth. There is no place Hke an art gallery to lift me out of myself and .give me cause to wonder at God's creative presence and activity in the hearts, , minds and imaginations of men. Respect is operative when a "person allows himself to be transformed by the beauty of an object and is awaken~ to a dimension of mystery that lies behind what can be seen and touched. Familiarity Breeds ...·•· . J We can becQme so accustomed Ii to things that we may take them' . for granted-we may waste and, I' "pollute-we may mar and deface Turn to Page Seventeen ' !

learning Respect "There seems to be a lack of respect for s.o many things today," wrote ,twenty-four year old Pat. Her words struck a chord in me as I read her two-page letter. Perhaps it was because I had





just returned from New York .somewhat startled at the widespread defacing of public property. Buses, subway trains, walls -all covered with painted graffiti. Perhaps, too, her lamentation over the lack of respect in today's world caught my attention because I had recently been so impressed with the unusual respect published photos of Larry Burrows, Ernest Haas, Andre Kerteyz, Margaret Bourke-White, Consuelo Kanaga and others. Their pictures reveal a deep reverence and compassion for people, an obvious respect for life. These and other sensitive photographers discover and reveal people's, dignity whatever their condition in life. A genuine re-

spect for people and things guides their creative eyes. Instead of using or manipulating people and thIngs they somehow capture on film the dignity of individuals, the value and beauty of 'natural things. As one contemporary photographer, Bernard Wold, writes of his own work: "People have always fascinated me: their foibles, strengths, dreams, daily activities, even their cruelties. Above all there is a quality which I believe lies within each of us, but about which we seldom seem aware-an inner beauty which transcends the pettiness of everyday life."

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Respect Nature In a lesser way, perhaps, but just as truly, things manifest a value and dignity of their own. Sensitive artists of every age, skilled artisans, creative people in each walk of life have respqnded with respect to the in- Ii herent qualities and unique value of physical things. The importance of having respect for things, using them properly, becomes painfully , clear in today's ecological crisis. ·11 The enjoyment of natural resources is being dangerously reduced because of widespread lack of respect for nature. For- I ests are being irreparably damaged, streams and rivers polluted Turn to Page Eighteen 1'1






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Interpretation of Human Condition Requires Talent I

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One of the major problems that affects American liberalism in its current crisis is romanticism - abandonment of careful and precise intellectual arguments for unbridled feeling and emotion. Norman O. Brown and Theodore Roszak, among others, have furnished a theoretical jus- are represented on TV stations? Anyone with the slightest 'extification for the flight from perience of the media knows that intellect, and. all sorts of they are not represented at all. lesser lights have eagerly followed. An interesting recent example of romanticism is a comment of


If the quota game is going to be

played, why are the Italians and the Poles excluded from it? Can Shirley McLaine be trusted to interpret the experience o'f a Polish housewife? Or Marlon Brando communicate the life style of a Mafia don? Quota System


Dr. Everett C. Parker of the Office of Communications of the United Church of Christ. Dr. Parker's agency has conducted a study of the racial and sexual distribution of jobs in commerical television stations and found, not surprisingly, that blacks and women are underrepresented. If he had been content with reporting that finding and suggesting that the stations ought to ask themselves whether they might be practicing discrimination, perhaps without realizing it, all would have been w 11 But Dr. rarker (as quoted in the November 22 issue of The New York Times) had more to say: "We cannot rely on white males to interpret and communicate the life styles and experiences of hlacks, chicanos, orientals, Indians, and women."

I have no doubt that there is some discrimination against women, blacks, orientals, Indians, and chicanos in the TV industry. I also have no doubt that there is discrimination against Poles and Italians. But I do not think discrimination is proved by mathematics. Training, taste, inclination, aspirations - all of these must be taken into account. Despite Dr. Pottinger and the zealots from HEW, underrepresentation of certain groups is not proof of discrimination. It is a bit of evidence, and one that must be taken seriously, but it is not enough to close the case - not in a world where careful analysis prevails over powerful feelings of righteousness. If those institutions which have exact representations of all minority (everyone is a minority, after all) and sex groups (both of them) are to be assumed free of discrimination, then we have a quota system imposed on us before the discussion has even begun. Self-Evident Observations

And quotas would not necessarily guarantee Dr. Parker's inOne wonders why not? There terpretation of the life styles of are certainly male writers who . minorities. A black face does not could much more adequately de- guarantee understanding of the scribe the expetiences of women black experience, nor a female than could Gloria Steinem. There body the understanding of womcertainly are white ·writers who an's experience. One would have could do a better job at describ- thought that these observations ing what most blacks are like were self-evident, but in liberalthan Jesse Jacksor{ could; and ism's present romantic interlude, there are certainly j~'wish writers they are not. Dr. Parker wants to see more who understand Gentiles better than many Gentih{;'writers. Are opportunities for women and women so differeilt' from men blacks in the mass media (and that no man can :write about perhaps for Poles and Italians, them? Are blacks so different too, though that's uncertain befrom whites that a white man cause he doesn't say). But such 'cannot preside over· ~i TV station an admirable goal is not going that tries to cover black experi- to be achieved by using quotas ences adequately? Are orientals as a means of proving discrimiso different from the rest of us nation, and it is certainly not gothat no one but another oriental ing to be achieved by insisting that certain fundamental kinds can understand them? There was a time when Dr. of human experience are totally Parker's assertion would have beyond the understanding of been written off as pure racism. those who do not have certain In my judgment, that is what it racial or sexual characteristics. still is. For, it denies the com- What is required to interpret mon humanity of us all and as- the human condition is talent. sumes that differences of sex, And sex or race neither guaranrace, and ethn,icity are so great tees the possession of it nor its that ,P'lutual understanding is not limitations. It is interesting to consider possible. that if William Shakespeare And come t6 think of it, why didn't Dr. Parker and his col- showed up at' a TV station that leagues find out how well had taken Dr. Parker's romansouthern and eastern Europeans ticism seriously, he would be refused employment as the one too many white male. Poor old Benevolence Will, he might think that that To be happy you ml;lst forget was sexism. And where would Othello, Portia, and Falstaff be yourself. Learn benevolence. -Bulwer-Lytton now? Pure Racism


MEETS FAMILY: "Becoming a Catholic means joining a huge family." A father introduces a child to a family gathering. NC Photo.

A Priest Confirms Continued from Page Sixteen "My friends, by Baptism God our ,Father gave this adopted daughter Grace new birth to eternal life. Let us ask him to pour out the Holy Spirit upon her, to strengthen Grace in her faith, and anoint her to be more like Christ the Son of God." A lengthy pause for silent prayer brought great stillness to the church. It was a powerful silence, but not as -potent as the intense attentiveness I felt when I then imposed both hands on Grace's head and' invoked the Holy Spirit. '''All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you' freed this woman from sin. Send your Holy Spirit upon Grace to be her ,helper and guide. Give her the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and love, the spirit of reverence in your service. We ask this through Christ our Lord." The congregation responded, not thunderously, but strongly enough: "Amen." Finally, I administered'the sacrament proper, anointing her forehead with the holy chrism,

Millions in India Receive CRS Aid NEW DELHI (NC) - U.S. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) administered food programs in India valued at $31.7 million that aided four million persons in fiscal year 1972, according to a report released here. In India, CRS carries out its activities in cooperation with the national and state governments, Indian Catholic Charities, various secular voluntary organizations and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The CRS child nutrition program fed 678,000 children daily. In Food for Work projects, in which unemployed persons voluntarily assist in self-help activities in return for food, aid recipients cleared over 23,000 acres of land, cultivated 67,363 acres and built over 27,500 low-cost houses. About 11,000 students received vocational training in the program.

a sign of the Spirit's coming, a sym1;>olof strength, growth, sonship of the Father and brotherhood with Christ. ''Grace, receive the seal of the Holy Spirit, the gift of the Father." Next, in conclusion: "Peace be with you." Family Member Grace returned to her place, we prayed the General Intercessions which included reference to this new 'member of our parish family, and Mass continued. . At Communion time, the congregation held back for a moment while Grace, her sponsors and family received the Eucharist under both kinds. They then came forward to communicate in the usual fashion. For the ,final blessing, she stood before the altar with a burning baptismal candle in hand and received the triple benediction provided in the ritual for those confirmed. Confirmation by the priest instructor at a scheduled Sunday Mass offers parishes several benefits: that procedure impressively tea,ches and inspires the members of the congregation in attendance; it illustrates the classical process of Christian ini· tiation-Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist; it also underscores the truth that becoming a Catholic means joining a huge family, becoming a member of the universal Christian community typified by this small segment of the Church. Other parishioners learned about Grace St. Onge's eventful weekend. They read about it in our bulletin on the way home after Mass (a common habit 'here). The printed word welcomed her as the congregations presence and verbal responses made her feel at home throughout the 9:45 celebration.


Continued from Page Sixteen -we may break and bend. Such attitudes betray a lack of respect for things, for people, even for ourselves. It is good every once in awhile to take a "respect walk" in the midst of our telephones and TV's, our cars and computers, our food and finery to reflect upon the service each provides, the leisure each makes possible, and the needs each fulfills. An old Scottish hymn provides a simple means in which to take a "respect walk"-either reflecting upon or saying a prayer such as, "Think of a World": Think of a world without any flowers Think of a world without any trees Think of a sky without any sunshine Think of the .air without any breeze. We thank you Lord, for flowers, trees and sunshine. We thank yOll, Lord, for praise your hOly name ... Think of a w.orld without any paintings Think of a room where all the walls are bare Think of a rainbow without any colors Think of the earth with darkness everywhere. We thank you, Lord, for paintings and for colors. We thank you, Lord, and praise your holy name. Think of a world without any people Think of a street with no one living there Think of a town without any houses No one to love and nobody to care. We thank you, Lord, for families and friendships, We thank you, Lord, and praise your holy name. Only human beings can evaluate things for their intrinsic value and treat ,them consciously with reverence and respect. This reverence and respect is an expression of man's spirit which, if developed, opens him to mystery, the ultimate of which is God, and frees him to be a little more care-full of everything.

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Book Abo~t I JFK Mainly' Repetition Q~ Known Facts Kenneth P. O'Donnell and David F. Powers, close associates of John F. Kennedy, have, with the assistance of, an edito~ named J~e McCa1hy, written a book about t~e late PresIdent. Its: tItle, Jo y, We Hardly Knew Ye (LIttle, Brown, 34 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02ll06. $8.95), give us tidbits from each of these phases, the most intriguing is taken from an old Irish being their explanation of Kensong. nedy's offer of the vice presiIt applies perhaps more accurately than the c:ollaborators realized, or at least than the reader may expect. They remark

dential nomination to Lyndon B. Johnson and the fuss set off by that. Of the Kennedy presidency they offer little that is new. They declare that Kennedy resolved to withdraw all U.S. forces from By Vietnam, should he be re-elected in 1964. This intention, evidently voiced in strictest privacy, was RT. REV. never conveyed beyond the inMSGR. most circle of the Irish Mafia. It ~s more than suggested that JOHN S. Kennedy's' religious faith was KENNEDY strong, and that he prayed daily, although he was not demonstrative where religion was concerned. ' at one point, "He seldom reMr. O'Donnell and Mr. Powers vealed his deep feelings or talked stayed on in the White House about them at any length." Mr. for some months after Kennedy's Powers was connected with Ken- assassination. Their portrait of nedy much longer than Mr. Lyndon Johnson may safely be 'O'Donnell was, and spent more called non-admiring. time alone with him than ,anyMead Autobiography one outside the Kennedy family. The famous American anthroIf he acquired any profound or intimate knowledge of Kennedy, pologist Margaret Mead has writhe has either forgott1en it or de- ten her autobiography. Blackberry Winter (Morrow, 105 Madicided to withhold it. Instead of a unique close-up, son Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.we get, in the main, a repetition $8.95). A prefatory note tells us of what others have already that blackberry winter is "the noted and written about Ken- time when the hoarfrost lies on nedy. There are unfamiliar anec- the blackberry blossoms; withdotes, more amusing than they out this frost the berries will not are significant. Also, there are set. It is the forerunner of a rich details of which this reviewer harvest." Dr. Mead explains, "In this was not previously aware, but these are minor, providing no book I have tried to describe the fresh insight, no occasion for a kinds of experiences that have made me what I am." The experirevised estimate. ences are chiefly with the people, Political Progress One, for example, is that Har- and the people a~e of different, ry Truman's opposition to Ken- interacting generations, in severr.edy's nomination in 1960 al contrasting cultures. Her early years, in the early stemmed from Joseph P. Kennedy's refusal to contribute to years of this century, were spent Truman's campaign fund in 1948. largely in Pennsylvania. Her Another is the author's view that mother and paternal' grandKennedy was much the toughest mother, who lived with the famof the Kennedy brothers, despite ily, were both professional womRobert's reputation. Still another en, and her father was a prois that Kennedy was inclined to fessor at the University of Pennjudge people by their appearance. sylvania. Thus, she was br.ought In "this book of scattered per- up in an intellectual atmosphere, sonal memories," what is most and she was educated mostly at distinctive is sidelights on Ken-, home. As a child, she was valued nedy's political progress, from and cherished for herself;, and his first run for Congress in was receptive to the influences 1946 to his death as President of two older generations, which 17 years later. Kennedy is shown had much to do with her forma' to have been a pragmatist, an apt tion and outlook. Even in childhood she was enpupil, and an adroit user of the practical means to win elections couraged to observe her surroundings exactly, to make notes and gain power. on them, and to write. She was The authors know the Boston political scene well, and there is being ,trained for the career. vigor and tang in their account which she would follow. In her of Kennedy's introduc:tion to it senior year at Barnard College, and its characters, and his gain- she chose anthropology as her ing mastery locally and then life work. While still a student, statewide. He learned, for exam- she married the first of her three ple, not to use a gleaming new husbands, all of them anthrocar while campaigning in Massa- pologists. chusetts, but to drive around in Needs of Children a battered old one. Her field work, here outlined, Religious Faitill as done principally in the South His quest for the presidency, Pacific: successively in Samoa, beginning in 1956, his course the Admiralty Islands, New Guinthrough the primaries in 1960, lea, and Bali. Thus, she spent the maneuvering at the Los An- \years living with and studying geles eonvention, and. his na- . primitive peoples, each with its tional campaign, all saw' the :own peculiar attitude toward authors 'deeply involved. They children.



PROTEST IN MINIATURE: A tiny toddler got into the ..act in' Rome when bicyclists held a protest against pollution caused by cars, trucks and motorcycles. The sign behind the child says: "No to the car ... symbol of progress." NC Photo.

Wisconsin Bishops Support CO's MADISON (NC) - The policy board of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference has approved a resor lution urging support for selective conscientious' objectors and the development of programs of alternate service. The resolution passed by the board - which is composed of the bishops of the state's five dioceses and officers of the con. ference - took note pf the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World of Vatican Coun~ cil'II. A provision of that document says that nations must make humane provisions for men who, . for reasons of conscience, refuse to bear arms "provided that they accept some other form of ser· vice to the community."

The resolution also noted that the Church's traditional position on "just war" required that each war be judged on its own merits. Thus, a person must have the opportunity to discriminate between a just and unjust war, the resolution said.

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Continued from Page Sixteen , by industrial waste. Even fife at-j: mosphere can be a health hazard ' for city dwellers. Respect fO.r natural things is becoming a ke:f to survival. . Respect for people, and secon· darily for things, implies a dis· .tancing of self from any attemplt to manipulate or misuse. It in,· volves a struggle to break through the crippling wall of self-centeredness that sees ValUE! , only in oneself. Selfishness blind~l I one to the dignity and beauty of ! others; respect or reverencE:;i opens our eyes and hear,ts to' appreciate others. Respect is a. characteristic of love. As such respect or reverence is; an essential part of religious edu· cation. It is an expression of love for people and things, ultimately for God who loves all that he , creates. Each person, every thing, can reveal something of God, but only if it is seen, valued, loved for itself. In other words, if it is approached with respect or reverence. Religious educators-be they parents, teachers, priests-have many techniques, including good photography and other media, with which to encourage respect. But most educative of aU is the educator's own respect for things and especially for people. Most important is his respect for those he teaches: Among many ways of showing respect for others in the religious education process, two have impressed me as very effective. The first is to try to listen carefully to each person. To. sensitively listen to another, genuinely trying ,to understand what he says and feels is a most tangible sign of respect. It says to another, "I think you are important." Unfortunately the experience of many suggests that listening is, a relatively rare occurence. The second sign of respect that is particularly effective in the religious education process is expectancy. To really expect others to have worthwhile ideas, insights, or creative gifts implies respect, communicates respect. Young and old alike feel a renewed sense of worth, a stirring of dormant creativity, when confronted by one who. respects them enough to really 'expect something of them. Listening and expectancy nurture respect in a world, which in Pat's view. seems so lacking in respect. Sensiti,ve .photographers suggest the kind of respect religious educators might well emulate. To lead others to recognize the beauty and dignity of people and things is an integral part of guiding them to recognize and respond to the gracious God whose presence may be felt in all created reality.

Continued from Page Sixteen partake thankfully, why should I be blamed for the food over which I have given thanks? The fact -is that whether you eat 'or drink-whatever' you dQ---IYou should do all for the glory of God" (I Cor 10,31)• This kind of deep respect for the real world God has given us leads Christians to use the most ordinary objects a:; sacraments of God.· A marriage becomes the One of her main interests has sign of his love for us. A piece been "the different ways in of bread can be handed across a which cultures patterned the ex- table with the words "This is my pected behavior of males and fe- body, . given for you." A loving males." Contrary to popular be- f human gesture of forgivene'ss belief, she ,found that whereas in comes God's own pardon. "If you one culture the men manage9 forgive men's sins, they are forthe busilless affairs and the com- given." The world and our lives within mOt! life of a group, in another it was the women who had this it !ire God's gift. We try to show role. In one the men would have appreciation by using them with little to do with the care and . ·thanks. Doing this, we meet him rearing of children, but in an-' in them every day. .other men and women' shared this equally. Her findings led her to con- ' clude "that a culture that reo jected children was a bad culINC. ture." She also became convinced that it is only by living concern for a particular child or' , children that "we can become in- ' formed advocates for the needs of all children." Dr. Mead holds opinions and values with which one, will not agree. But hers had been a career both unusual and useful, and her story, unfussily told, is 363 SECOND ST. FALL interesting throughout and not without its measure of Wisdom. 1IIIII1llllnllllllllllnlllnlll!lt1l1l1l111111mmmllIllI1l1llIllltlI11lt1llImUllllll..1II".... mmllll




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Honor Clemente At Ecumenical Service


Undefeated Durfee High Set For Clash With Arch Rivals The unbeaten Durfee High路 Hilltoppers from Fall River will place their eight game streak on the line tomorrow night when they face arch rival New Bedford in the Whaling City. Coach Tom Karam's Fall Riverites enter the fray as heavy favorites as New Bedford has had some difficulty Durfee's unbeaten hoop record getting untracked thus far. is all the more impressive in light However, when these two o~ the non-league. schedule. The area powerhouses meet anything is likely to happen. . When both were members of the now defunct Bristol County ., L.eague, the champIOnshIp race, more 0 ften than not, turned out to be a two team affair with either Durfee or New Bedford emerging on top. Since the members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Conference have rej(:cted bids by both schools to gain admission into the circuit, they have been forced to play independent schedules in all sports for this scholastic year.

hIghly regarded J:blltoppers have ~ot h~? and wIll not have .a p~tsy for an ~ppo~ent ~hls ~mte~. Also, theIr fIrst eIght vlctones have come on the .road Durfee WI'11 no t p Iay on I'ts h oD)El. co t fI J 16 ., ur un I a~uary ,agamst路 Holy Name HIgh of Worcester. The Red and Black's basketball superiority is known throughout the Commonwealth. Under the ,. guidance of Coach Luke Urban and Coach Karam the Fall RiverTHE BALL GOES THERE: Thanks to a low camera ites have compiled one of the best won-loss percentages of any angle, it looks like only a short reach for as'sistant coach secondary school in the state. Obie Duffy of Bellarmine College in Louisville to put the

Martha's Vineyard Off to Great Start The rejection of Durfee's and are more a run and shoot aggreNew Bedford's bid for entrance gation. The attack is led by guards into the Southeastern Mass.Conference has cau~ed a great deal Frank Ferraz and Glen Machado, of controversy among local both adept ballhandlers with exschoolboy sports enthusiasts. The cellent Speed.. The rebounding of issue may be resolved when the center Bill Mosa and forward loop holds its Spring meeting, Tom Gastall sparks the fast but until that time tile two break. But, it is overall team schools will have to continue balance and clutch performance playing independent schedules of men comipg off the bench that hopefully enroute to the state has led to the club's success. championship. Durfee should be in the tournament picture this Winter and for If either or both clubs qualify for the tournament, they will Winters to come. The Hilltoppers have done so by playing the best junior varsity club has been setopposition available. Although ting the pace for the parent club both would rather be in the and is also unbeaten thus far. league, and they will continue Durfee's future looks as bright their fight to become members, . as its past. Down on the Cape, Martha's their immediate goal is the playVineyard is leading the pack in offs. the eight team Cape and Islands Durfee, who is more likely to League. The Islanders are off to qualify, is playing a different a great start. They are unbeaten brand of basketball this Winter. in seven starts. The loop leaders The Karam coached clubs of meet Provincetown and Nauset past years were known for their this week in league competition deliberate offense and tough de- with the hope of increasing their fense. This year the Hilltoppers lead.

Full Slate of Games on League Docket While the Vineyard is playing host to Nauset tomorrow afternoon, Sandwich is at Nantucket, in the only other loop contest on the docket. At this writing Bishop Stang of Dartmouth is the area's only other unbeaten club. The John O'Brien coached Diocesans, currently leading Division I in the Southeastern Conference, are 6-0 with a tough week ahead. Stang's success comes as no great surprise. But, there have been plenty of. surprises in the Southeastern Conference already this Winter. Preseason prognostications have gone by the board. Favorites have been beaten. All four divisional races are shaping up into nip and tuck affairs that will probably continue all season. A full slate of divisional games is scheduled for tomorrow night.


Each division has three contests on the docket all of which will probably be close hard fought games. In Division I Stang is at Attleboro, Taunton is in New Bedford to meet Holy Family and Somerset hosts Barnstable. Case High of Swansea will entertain Falmouth, Bishop Connolly High of Fall River is at New Bedford Vocational and Fairhaven will be in Attleboro to play Bishop 'Feehan High in Division II.. Division III games include Dennis-Yarmouth at Taunton to meet Msgr. Coyle-Bishop Cassidy, Bourne at Dighton-Rehoboth and Seekonk at Dartmouth. Norton hosts Old Rochester of Mattapoisett, St. Anthony's of New Bedford travels to Diman Regional in Fall River and Wareham is at Westport in Division IV.


ball in the basket. But from wh.ere six-year-old Jimmy Desmond stands, it's a long, long way. Jimmy is one of the "junior pros" being trained by Bellarmine coach Joe Reible.

S for Spanish Resea路rcher Says Dollar Sign Comes' From Spain NEW YORK (NC)-The dollar sign cames from Spain, said a writer for a new Spanish ianguage magazine published here for the 12 million HispanicAmericans 'In the United States. "When the independence moy-ement began, the inhabitants of the colonies repudiated English money and' started their own, fashioned after the Austrian 'thaler' which, mispronounced, became 'dollar,' " wrote Vicente Giner Boira in ABC de las Americas. "The new currency was placed at par with the Spanish peso, which for three centuries had been considered the strongest in the world. Because of the initial shortage of 'thaler' coins, the peso circulated freely in America." What about the doMar sign? The Spanish coins bore the coat of arms of King Charles V and the two Pillars of Hercules between Spain and Africa that

in ancient history marked the end of the known world, the Mediterranean. When the newly free American settlers, mostly farmers, demanded payment for their products, they specified "spanish milled doJ.lars," Giner added. Soon the currency biHs were showing the S for Spanish 'and the two pillars close together over the S to make the $ sign, he explained. ABC-New York edition of a magazine-offered several pictures to i1ustrate the process, including a one-dollar bill printed in PhHadelphia in 1780. "At the time these bHls were called 'pillar dollars' ... Farmers particularly refused to accept any other kind of currency. In fact they were the ones to draw the $ sign on their bills of sale to make sure the transaction was paid in pillar dollars," Giner wrote.

CAROLINA (NC) - Archbishop Luis Aponte of San Juan, Puerto Rico, presided at a reading of the liturgy of Resurrection during an ecumenical service held for baseball star Roberto Clemente here in his hometown. The service took place as U.S. Navy teams searched for his remains and those of four companions, after their plane carrying relief supplies for Managua earthquake victims plunged into the nearby ocean on New Year's eve. Clemente was a practicing Baptist. He gained international reputation as a player with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Many of his teammates and other baseball per~onalities flew in from Pitts_burgh to attend the funeral services. Only the body of the pilot, Jerry Hill' of Ypsilanti, Mich., and the relief cargo have been found by frogmen. Clemente's relatives informed police, meantime, that some visitors who came to offer condolences walked away with several of the baseball trophies the Puerto Rican slugger had stored in the basement of his home.

Hope to Rebuild Lay Apostolate MADRID (NC)-The Spanish bishops called on Catholics to affiliate themselves once again with the Church's official lay apostolate and to offer personal sacrifices for the sake of justice in a Christian society. In guidelines issued at the close of their meeting here, the bishops included a promise to support: Church renewal and social reform efforts by lay leaders. Lack of such support by the bishops in recent years resulted in a practical disbanding of the once strong Catholic Action groups. The bishops also invited Religious orders of men and women to join their pastoral work and coordinate their goals with those of the diocesan forces.

Sees Conspiracy Against Vocations NEW DELHI (NC) - Modern man is "surrounded by a conspiracy" against Religious vocations, Archbishop Angelo Fernandos of Delhi told a recent vocation seminar here in India. The conspiracy, he said, includes anxiety, a hectic pace of life, brainwashing advertising and scandals at every level of life.




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Spanish-Speaking People on Feast of Epiphany


BISHOP CRONIN CELEBRATES EPIPHANY WITH: SPANISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE: Bishop Cronin visited the Regina Pacis Center, New Bedford and presided at a Mass offered by Rev. James E. Murphy, coordinator of the Diocesan Spanish-Speaking Apostolate, and Spanish-speak1 ing visitors from Taunton. Top left: A family group meets the Bishop in the presence of Father Murphy. Center left:1 Facial expressions' of youngsters demonstrate the elation' at meeting their shepherd. Bottom left: Anticipation is evident by the hands of the children as they wait to meElt' Bishop Cronin. Above photo: Interpreters for the occasion: flank the Bishop. Ramon Cotto, left and Pedro ROdrigUes,I'I' right from Taunton were invited by the Bishop to act ~lsl interpreters. .



Policy Violates Human Rights SAN DIEGO (NC) - In an end-of-the-year message here, San Diego Bishop Leo T. Maher scored the Soviet persecution of Jews, calling it "an outrageous violation .of human rights." "A million Jews in Russia are deprived, among other things, of the right to emigrate, the right to the free exercise of religion and the right to develop their own cultural life," he said. "They are persecuted because they seek to live as Jews. They are incarcerated in labor camps, they are victims of intimidation because they want to educate

their children as Jews. They may not gather in a house of wor-I ship or train religious leaders,," I said Bishop Maher. I "As Christians," the San Diego bishop added, "we may not il~¡; nore wanton oppression and fear,' with Which Russian Jews are now forced to live." The bishop caned on Christians I' in America to help the SoviElt I Jews ,to "protest against theiir imprisonment under ruthless conditions, arbitrary arrests, theiir! confinement' in mental institu-' tions and the growing acts (If, intimidation heaped upon them."



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