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Official Here to' Explain Catechetical Directory Rev. Msgr. Wilfrid H. Paradis, appointed by the bishops of the United States to oversee the production of a national catechetical directory, will speak to the priests, religion teachers, principals and interested laity. The talk is scheduled for Bishop Connolly High School, Fall


River, on Friday, Jan .. 25, at 10 o'clock in the morning. The official description of the Directory is that "it. will be a pastoral and practical document that will be officially issued by the American bishops. It will contain the norms, and guidelines for the teaching of religion to all Catholics in the United States in our times. It will be designed to speak to the pastoral, sociological and economic conditions of today." Vatican Council II initiated the General Catechetical Directory that was issued in April of 1971 . after five years of preparation. In the Spring of 1972, a committee of seven American bishops was created to oversee the production of a national· directory for the United States. They appointed Monsignor Paradis, the Episcopal Vicar for Christian Formation in the Dio'cese of Manchester, as Project Director with Sister Mariella Frye, a Mission Helper of the Sacred Heart, as assistant. In speaking of the process involved in preparing a national directory, Monsignor Paradis said "that the process being worked out demands broad conTurn to Page Two

Asserts Catholic Press Gaining in Importance NEW YORK (NC) - In the struggle to make known the Church and oils answers to the problems of the world, the Catholic Press is more important than ever, according to John F. Fink, president of the Catholic Press Association. Fink expressed this sentiment in a statement for the February observance of Catholic Press Month. "Today emphasis ,is being placed on adult religious education. No source can do this job better and with such regularity as our Catholic newspapers." Fink said. "They ·become a channel for teaching and explaining Christian doctrine, and for correcting occasional misinterpretations by secular news media." Fink said the Catholic newspapers serve as a vital means of communication between the bishop and his people. "In' fact, there is no other means by which a

bishop can reach his people as effectively, quickly and at the lowest possible cost." Fink pointed oilt there are 425 Catholic periodicals published in the United States and Canada which have a combined circulation in excess of 22.5 million copies. "Yet the Catholic press is beset with numerous problems, largely financial in nature. Publishing costs continue their dramatic rise while circulation and advertising revenues either remain stable or decline," Fink said. Despite these problems, Fink said, Catholic periodicals continue to ,be "one of the greatest bargains" in the publishing field. '~People have always recognized the need for Catholic periodicals, and in our fast-moving, changing times, that need is greater than ever."

Special Observances Mark Catholic Schools Week February 3-10 will be Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Fall River. Each school in the diocese is planning some special observance which range from alit and poster contests to open house celebrations. The theme is a challenging one-eatholic Schools: Different Where It Counts - Message, Community and Service. Teachers are enthused; with fiscal problems and ~ome rather difficult Supreme

Court decisions in the recent past, it is time to renew and invigorate. Taunton schools have selected January 27-February 2 as their special week to make the public aware' of just what Catholic schools are doing. Values education is a well-known word in modern educational circle today, yet the entire foundation of Catholic schools has been based on values.

The theme of the 1974 Catholic Schools Week, set for Feb. 3-9, is "Catholic Schools, Different Where It Counts-Message, Community, Service." The theme is drawn from the 1972 pastoral message of the U. S. bishops on education, "To Teach as Jesus Did," in which they reaffirmed their conviction that "Catholic schools which realize the three-fold purpose of Tum to Page Two

Various Plans in Diocese Confront Abortion Threat Diocesan response to Tuesday's anniversary of the promulgation of abortion guidelines by the U.S. Supreme Court took immediate and long-range forms, including homilies and prayers at weekend Masses, a Washington demonstration and formation of a Birthright organization in Fall River. The sanctity of all life was the sermon topic in diocesan pulpits, as requested by Bishop Cronin, and intercessions at the Prayer of the Faithful at weekend Masses reflected the same concern.

Reschedule An Ecumenical Dialogue sponsored by the Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of Fall River, originally scheduled for Jan. 10 at Bishop Connolly High School and cancelled by a winter's storm, will be rescheduled at a later' date acceptable to Bishop Cronin and the Protestant ministers working within the the Diocese of Fall River, it was anounnced by Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill, chairman.

Many individuals donated to a drive sponsored by the National March for Life committee to send red roses to all senators and representatives on Tuesday as a symbol of commitment to life. The donations also aided in sending representatives to Washington for a peaceful demonstration at the Capitol. Among those making the trip from the Fall River diocese were Teresa Dupre, Beth Duffy, Jo McGowan and Ann Azevedo, all students at Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River. Also present were Joseph .czerwonka and Robert T. S. Simmons. The latter is area coordinator of the National March for Life committee and director of the Life Resource Center of Fall River, an organizaNon devoted to supplying reference material to anti-abortion movements. In Washington, said Simmons, the demonstrators called on area legislators to emphasize the prolife message conveyed 'by the roses previously delivered. They then participated in a silent vigil, standing around the Capitol building holding their own red roses. A pro-life rally was followed by a flashlight procession around the Capitol before demonstrators dispersed. Last weekend also saw the

first of two training workshops for volunteers in Birthright of Fall River, fourth Birthright program to organize in the diocese with the aim of providing pregnant girls and women with counseling and posHive aid in carrying their babies to term. The oth- • er programs' are on Cape Cod and in New Bedford and Attleboro. Some 50 men and women, mor~ than expected, registered for the ·Fall River workshop, said Tom Donahue, of Birthright's board of directors. The new program, nonsectariTurn to Page Five

Senate Supports Bishops' View At the regUlarly scheduled meeting of the Fall River Diocese Senate of Priests on Friday, January 18,' at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River, the Priest Senators unanimol,lsly passed a resolution concerning the abortion question which reads as follows: "One year has passed since the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold pro-abor.tion stances of many of our state legislatures. As the Representative Body of Tum to Page Two


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Continued from '~age One Christian educatior - to teach doctrine, to build community, and to serve-are .he most effective means available to the Church for the education of chil, dren and young people ..." The 1974 Catholic Schools Week is the second sue. annual observance, Dr. Edwa:d _ R. D'Alessio, director of thr USCC's Elementary and Second" i'Y Education Division, explained, are "to tell the public in general and the Catholic community in particular that Catholic schools are viable educational institutions and to encourage renewed commitment to the Catholic school as the most effective instrument available to the Church in the United States for realizing the purposes of Catholic education." D'Alessio estimated that about 60 per cent of the 165 archdioceses and dioceses in the country participated in the 1973 observance. He said that many favorable comments, requests for more substantial assistance and promises of greater efforts for 1974 appeared on evaluation forms that the dioceses returned to his division. Materials for the 1974 week' have been sent to all Catholic schools in the country. They include a 35-inch-by-45-inch display calendar, a poster and a 32-page booklet. "Making the Dif,ference Count," all produced with the USCC's Division for Creative Ser:vices, and a 24-page booklet, "Tips and Tactics for Local School Public Relations," produced by the Chicago archdiocese -in 1972. "Making the Difference Count" contains. -A DAY-BY DAY calendar for Catholic Schools Week with specific ideas for highlighting \Vithin six days the kind of events that happen in schools ,throughout the year and the kinds of values these events , develop; A month-I;>y-month promotion calendar pointing out some thematic approaches that might be taken to plan curricular and extracurricular events; --Curriculum modules - suggested activities, games, films, readings on value education, peace education, poverty and justice education and community service learning; -Suggesti9ns for media use; Reproducible designs. It is not clear what impact the 1973 Catholic Schools Week had on enrollment last fall, but Catholic education officials throughout the country indicated to NC News at the beginning of the school year that they expected enrollment to be relatively stable in contrast to the sharp dr,ops' of recent years.

Receives SecIreta ry , VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope Paul VI received U. S. Treasurv Secretary George P. Schultz and his wife in a private audience Jan. 18.

The Drama Club of Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River, will present a theatre festival of three one-act plays at 8 Wednesday and Thursday nights, Jan. 30 and 31, in the Prospect Place assembly hall of the academy. The plays include "The Sandbox" by Edward Albee, featuring Maureen Bolger in a study of the problems of old age; "The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes" by Wiliam Gillette, a comedy featuring Kenny Richards and Priscilla West; and "This Property Condemned" by Tennessee Williams, featuring Sharon Whipple in a study of a girl whose imagination transforms her drab life into a glamorous existence..

Directory PLAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Members of the clergy of the Taunton area meet to plan projects for the celebration of Catholic Schools Week. '


Emphasize Quality of Catholic Schools The quality education, wholesome environment and sound moral formation available at Cartholic schools will be stressed to Taunton parents at a series of meetings scheduled for next week and launched this weekend at all Masses in Taunton area churches with homilies on the benefits of Catholic education. Meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, all beginning at 7:30, will present a keynote speech by Joseph Murray of S1. Joseph's parish, Dighton, a Taunton ban'ker, a parent and an advocate of Catholic education_ Murray's address will beJollowed by presentations from representatives of Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton Catholic Middle School and the three Catholic elemen-

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Rt. Rev. Michael J. O'Reilly, 1948, Pastor Immaculate Gonceptio~, Taunton. FEB. 2 Rt. Rev: Patrick Hurley, 1968, Pastor, St. Joseph, Taunton. Most Rev. William Stang, D.D., 1907; First Bishop of Fall River, 1904-07. Rev. Patrick F. McKenna, 1913, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Taunton. Rev. John L. McNamara, 1941, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Fall River. Rev. P. RO,land Decosse, 1947, Pastqr, St. Hyacinth, New Bed-, ford. FEB. 3 Rev. Antonio Ponte,'1952, Pas'tor,' Our Lady of Angels, Fall River. FEB. 4

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taT)' schools of the area, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Mary and St. Jacques. Taunton area priests and school principals will also be present to answer questions and lead dicsussion. Program Lo(:ations Tuesday's program will be

held at St. Jacques parish, Wednesday's' ,at St. Mary's and Thursday's at Sacred Heart. Organizers say they hope to deliver the message that "Catholic schools are a viable alternative for the parents of Taunton children."


Senate V'iews Pension; Holy year Continued from Page One Priests within the' Catholic Church of Fall River, we wish to publicly endorse the declaration of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops which says in part that 'laws that ,conform to the opinion of the Court in opposition to God's plan of creation and the Divine Law are immoral laws.' We urge ,our people and all other concerned! citizens to adopt a positive attitude toward life and reaffirm their own commitment to its protection. We strongly sugges.t that state and federal legislators, along with the various communication" media, be reappraised of our vital concern in this sacred area of the life process itself, namely; the right to be born." Along with progress reports' from the various committees of the senate, several substantive resolutions were l!lso discussed and voted upon. The Temporalities Committee. under the co-chairmanship of" Rev. Msgr. John E. Boyd and Rev. George W. Coleman presented a resolution stating that the Department of Finance and Administration obtain the services of an independent pension consultant to make' a study which would include an evaluation of the present diocesan pension plan for priests, offer suggestions for its improvement and present also one or more options. The resolution was unanimously passed. In addition,' the Committee for religious under the co-chairmanship of Rev. James R. Nickel, SS.OC. and Rev. Msgr. William D. Thomson gave the following to the senators for discussion and decision: "Whereas participation of re-

ligiouspriests in the Senate of the Fall River Diocese, is minimal,. and. whereas,' religious priests can and should be integrated into the activity and teamwork of the diocese as a whole, if the local church is to manifest its unity in the spiht: be it resalved that every religious order/congregation of priests working in the diocese elect from its members one representative to the Senate for a term of two years." The resolution, after being unanimously accepted路 by the senators was presented to the Constitutional Committee for implementation. Rev. Robert J. 'Carter and Rev. James F. Lyons, co-chairmen of the priestly renewal committee presented a complete outline with background for a plan of priestly renewal in conjunction with the universal celebration of the Holy Year. Their presentation considered in part -that the diocesan priests and their Ordinary both' during the preparatory year of 1974 and the Holy Year itself, 1~75 gather for special days of recollection with the themes of 'fai~h' and 'prayer' in 1974 and 'priesthood' and 'reconciliation' during 1975. Specific scheduling and organization was also presented including place, 'format, da,tes, hours, etc. This was also unanimously passed and will, along with all proposals of the senate, be presen ted to the Bishop of the Diocese for his study and decision. The next meeting of tne Senate will be ,at the Catholic Memorial Home beginning at eleven o'clock in the morning of Friday, February 8, 1974. All priests are irivited to attend. ...:.:.'


Continued from Page One sultation with the Catholic pop路 ulation at large. "It is geared to reach parents, priests, religious and nonprofessional teachers of religion at the parish level. Their' ideas and opinions will be the basic materials from which the Directory will be written." In an effort to fulfill some of these expectations in the Diocese of Fall River, a core group has been !,!stablished to coordinate efforts that all interested Christians will have an opportunity to give some input into the Directory. Public meetings are now being arranged for various areas of the Diocese: Taunton-Attleboro,. the Cape and Fall River-New Bed''ford.' Dates~ for the'se meetin~s "will~ be 'annouhcei:r"ilt' 11" 路iiiter date.

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Thurs., Jan. 24, 1974

Churches Council Sets Program

The Washington Post recently published a rather lengthy letter signed by the research director of an organization known as the Farm Labor Research Committee. I thought I knew about. all of the Washington-based organizations working in the field of farm labor, but this is one has been peddling throughout I had never heard of before. the United States for 10 these Judging from the contents of many years. its letter to the Post, I would say that the organization bears very close watching. This is by way of saying that a number of us in


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Washington, who are committed to the cause of trade unionism and collective bargaining in the agricultural industry, have already decided among ourselves to watch this committee like a hawk because we are convinced that it's up to no good so far as the farm workers of this nation are concerned. The committee's overall purpose -as its own promotion literature comes close to admitting -is to prevent, or at least to discourage or delay, the organization of 'farm workers into a viable union 9f their own choosing and this to make it impossible for them to engllge in colleqtive bargadning with the growers who empioy them. More specificalJy, the committee's avowed pur-pose-but by no means its only purpose - is to prevent farm workers from being covered under the National Labor Relations Act.

Members of all area churches are invited to attend the annual assembly of the Greater Fall River Council of Churches, to be held at 6:30 P.M. Wedpesday, Jan. ao in the social hall of First Congregational Church, 21 June St., Fall River. A team from the New England Center of the Ecumenical Institute will present "A New Model for Interchurch Cooperation," a description of a revolutionary local church concept. Organizers say "This program is for all who believe in Christian unity and want their church to be involved in a relevant ministry to the community." . Reservations for a dinner preceding the program will close at noon tomorrow and may be made by calIing the Council office, telephone 673-4670. Reservations are not necessary for the program itself.

Same Goal This raises the question, incidentally, as to whether or not there is a direct or indirect tie-in between the National Right to Work Committee and the newly established Farm Labor Research Committee. The fact that their offices are just around the corner from one another in the business center of Washington is no proof at all, of course, that the two organizations are in cahoots with one another. For the time peing, suffice it to say that, whether collusively or by sheer coincidence, they are pursuing -identicaUy the same goal in identically the same language. There can be no doubt about the fact that their goal is not merely to prevent the nation's farm workers from being covered under the National Labor Relations Act, but to prevent or ~t least to discourage them from organizing-period.


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. The new committee's recent letter to the Post makes it abundantly dear that this ts what PRO-UFE SCULPTURE: Sculptor Gene Jantzen of Carthey are up to. The letter argues, lyle, Ill., stands beside his pro-life wood carving a large hand on the basis of a very superficial , study made by the Ariz,ona Ecu- with a fetus resting in its paim. Jantzen, a corrective theramenicaJ .Council in September pist and member of St. Mary's parish in Carlyle, said the 1972; that "the majority of farm work symbolizes that the fate of the unbom child has been workers interviewed in Califorput into the hands of the physician by the' Supreme Court nia and Arizona do not want to ruling of January, 1973. NC Photo. join a union. According to the Council, the workers said they already made better wages than . . . unions would pay; they want freedom to move about; they have doubts that union members Old Stuff LONDON (NC)-A large depu- be equal to those of teachers in have any rights, any power, or The committee takes the po- any input; their main concern tation vistted the House of Com- other academk subjects, and sition-as expressed, for exam- is protection of their personal mons recently to plead for the teaching materials and books retention of Christian education should -be available as those for ple, in its letter to the Post- freedom." in state schools. that "Far from protecting perother studies and comparable No Friend of Workers The lobbying group, organized time should be allowed for relisonal freedom, the National Labor Relatrlons Act effectively That's what's known as by the interdenominational order gious education in all the schools. subordinates the individual throwing down the gauntlet not of Christian Unity, whose rights of the union organization. only to the United Farm Work- chairman, Lady Lothian, is a Pop~ Under the NLRA's monopoly ers but also to the Teamsters, Catholic, put its case in a petibargaining provision, a partic- who, whatever mistakes they tion presented to Roy Hattersley, ular union selected by a bare may have committed in their the opposition Labor Party's VATICAN CITY (NC) - The majority of employees voting -ill-advised and hopefully ill-fated spokesman (or "shadow minisparish must devote itself not in a representation election be- struggle against the UFW, are ter") on education. They asked him to consider only to practicing Catholics but comes the exclusive bargaining firmly committed to the cause of to everybody within its boundagent for all employees in the trade unionism and collective these proposals: aries, Pope Paul told a group of -The teaching of Christianity unit-including those who did bargaining. Hopefully, then, the priests here Jan. 5. not vote in the election, and Teamsters wiII cooperate with should continue in all state That pastoral duty, he told those who wish to act as their the UFW and with the rest of schools and should be improved: the priests, stems from Christ's -Local education authorities own bargaining agents, without the labor movement in a joint command to preach the Gospel be encouraged to appoint should representation by any union." effort to neutralize and counterRunning this argument right act the anti-union propaganda of advisers responsible solely for to every creature. The Pope was speaking to into the ground, the committee the Farm Labor Research Com- such Christian education, definconcludes by saying that "the mittee and similar organizations. ing aims, improving training about 80 Dominican priests from courses ,and finding ways of Paris who had met near Naples extension of our present system It goes without saying that making Christi~ni.ty a living 1he preceding three days to disof labor la,w to agricultural cuss their work. workers would do nothing to these organizations are entitled reality; -Teacher-training -colleges "We have often had occasion, protect the individual rights of to their own opinion about the provide specialized beloved sons, to drive home the the farm workers who are being pros and cons of covering the should used as pawns in the power nation's farm workers under ex- courses for those wishing to principle that the Church is missionary by her nature," he said. strouggle between the United isting federal labor legislation. teach Christianity. -Funds and facilities to im- '~Her founder Himself confided Farm Workers and the Team- On this issue there is obviously sters. It would, in effect, give room for honest differences of prove the pay and status of re- to her the mandate to 'Preach the the authority of law to the abro- opinion. Even the United Farm gious education teachers should Gospel to every creature.' Workers Union is not in favor "Like the Universal Church, so gation of those rights:" the diocese and the parish are by This is old stuff to anyone of straight coverage under the Denounces Violence VIANA (NC)-Bishop Francis- their nature centers of evangelwho has even a casual interest present National Labor Relations in the subject C?f federal labor Act. The UFWU is demanding co Helio Campos of Viana asked ization" The missionary drive legislation. It's a faithful para- that the NLRA be amended to the . Brazilian Bishops' Confer- that derives essentially from the phrase of the almost obsessively meet the particular needs of its ence to support the local Church Universal Church communicates and diocese in· its struggle itself to the diocese and overanti-union line which the Na- own constituents. ( © 1974 NC News Service) against police violence. flows from that into the parish." tional Right to Work Committee

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Meeting For Feb. 7

Vocation or Job? One aspect of a religious vocation that is not discussed 'very much today is that this is a calling. God 'first invites a young man or woman to serve Him as a priest, a brother, a nun. And the person responds and is given the grace by God to live the life that will bring one closer to God and give to others a model for Christ and Christ-like service. All too often is a vocation equated with a job. And the danger following this concept is that it doesn't make much differen~e how often and even if one changes his job or not. A religious dedication is not lightly undertaken by a person. His final commitment does not come at an immature age. It comes only after long years during which he is questioning himself-and others are questioning and evaluating him as well. Once undertaken, it is 'a commitment. While there may be an· exceptional case when a priest or nun or brother finds after living his vocation fOf a time that he cannot continue in it, this is an exception. . It would be most unfortunate if recent articles gave the impression that the doors out of convents and recto'ries and monasteries were jammed open with people leaving. This simply is not so. Some are leaving. Some have always been leaving. Perhaps more are leaVing now than in other times. This is the price of renewal- people hold up the mirror and sometimes in panic or in discouragement or in a display of immaturity flee what onGe seemeo to be their vocatio.n.

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Rule of Renewal The late beloved· Pope John was a man who was far from the easy-going anything-goes type that he is so often painted as being. He was a holy and a simple and a wise man. And he was able to point out very candidly the faults of men and their needs but in such a way that they would not take offense but .resolve to do better. . He often presented before men the five points that Pope St. Gregory !Iaid doWn in the seventh Century for the renewal of the spiritual life. He reminded his listeners that while human nature ebbs and flows like a tide, it is~like the tide-still the ebbing t;lnd flow of the same substance. There is change-but there is sameness, too. And the means of renewal that were valid thirteen centuries ago are valid . in every age, since man remains man.


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Every now and then, social histories of ethnic groups appear on the stage of modern literature that are not only authentic and factual but also very entertaining. Stephen Birmingham is a writer who has ha~ tremendous success in such a field, attaining nahave, that all the Irisl1 in AmerThe five points listed by Pope Gregory and reiterated by tional notice with his com- ica were at one time relegated Pope John are dear: the desire for heaven, the mortifica- . mentary on wealthy Jewish to the category of Shanty Irish tion of concupisence, a simplicity alien to worldly pomp, life in "Our Crowd." Once by their more affluent Yankee more he has come up with a detachment from an immoderate desire for wealth, and best seller, this time with a re- employers, not only because of the section of town they were the exercise of untiring and generous charity. . flection. on America's Irish Cath- allowed to live in but also be-

These considerations face man with what exactly he is, where he can easily go wrong, and what steps he must begin to take to keep his life directly pointea in a. worthy , way through life and toward God. They' are simple. They are clear. They allow for ,no ambiguity. They are not complicated by qua'lifications or sophistry. They still remain a rule of spiritual renewal.


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cause of their immigrant determination to remain loyal to the faith of their fathers, a determination which is scarcely evident in some of their descendents, However, as Mr. Bil'Jllingham clearly indicates, this adversity which was openly proclaimed as "No Irish Need Apply" only provided a challenge to the Irish to swiftly seek advancement in the world of social status by using the opportunities of this land and of their church.

Rise of the Humble Immigrant The sad commentary concerning many of today's first Irish families in seeking this social acceptance is that. they have· become more Yankee than the Yankees. At one time it seemed that the only time they could stand together would be at reading of the Gospel. Today, even this unifying element has disappeared from the lives of many families. Yetmany have. retained their family loyalty to the church and in many ways have been served very well by the

church 'in their search for advancement and public notice. The chapter in Mr. Birmingham's book concerning the famous Countess Brady serves as an example of how even the most humble immigrant can rise to fame amid a circle of dis-· tinguished church prelates. The book also clearly indicates how many a simple cleric rose to the ranks of the royal purple by their association and friendship with the ri.ght families an'd friends of influence in high

A meeting with the area Catholic Charities Appeal directors is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 at Headquarters at 410 Highland Ave., Fall River, with Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director, presiding. The purpose of the session is to discuss the mechanics, theme and procedures for this yea.r's Catholic Charities Appeal dating back to 1942. The Special Gifts Phase will start April 22 and end May 4. The house-to-house Parish Appeal will begin on Sunday, May 5 ami extend to Wednesday, May 15. Most Rev, Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., Bishop of Fall River will serve as honorary chairman of the Apl)eal for the fourth time as Bisnop of the diocese. For thirty-three years the Appeal has supported the works of charity, mercy and social and educational service throughout the diocese to all people, regardless of race, color and creed. Area directors to be present at tHe meeting will be Rev. Bento R. Fraga, Holy Ghost Church, At, tleboro, for the Attleboros area; Rev. John F. Andrews, St. Francis ·Xavier Church, Hyannis for the Cape and the Islands; Rev. Justin J. Quinn, St. Kilian's Church, New Bedford, in charge of the greater New .Bedford area. Also, Rev. Walter A. Sullivan, Sacred }leart Church, Taunton, directing Appeal activities for the Taunton area. Msgr. Gomes, Our Lady of the Angels Church; is also area director of t.he greater Fall River section.




church circles-a practice which is still alive and well even in our own day. Another living proof that the Holy Spirit must be with the church in its quest for survival. True, these traits might not be relegated to the Irish alone, but for the most part they have put them to good use in their rise to fame or forune. Yet one should not think that Mr. Birmingham has brought to the world of letters just a book of gossipy stories and back room insights. He has made a very good attempt in his quest to portray the Irish in America, not merely as the jigs and reels of tinpan alley nor the John .Wayne bar room brawlers, so commonly typified as a national trait. His view is open and honest, ·though limited by the focus of his view of merely the wealthy and so called successful. To this extent, some might feel that "Real Lace" could not he considered a true document of social history of the Irish in the United States. If there are any short comings to be considered in the book itself they are not to be found in what' it says, relates or doouments but rather are to be found in the light of the author's own limited frame of reference. Within these boundaries the author. has presented not only a most readable and enjoyable book but also a valid social history of a people who overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve their present position in the fabric of American life, If during one of these dreary and dull days of winter you would like to have a good laugh and also learn why the Irish themselves can laugh, pick up a copy of "Real Lace." •

Speaight's Book Evalu'ates Shakespeare Productions

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The performance of Shakespeare's plays in England, on the Continent, and in America is the subject of Robert Speaight's sumptuous new book, "Shakespeare on the Stage" (Little, Brown, 34 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02106. $15. Illustra~ed). Mr. Speaight is himself a distinguished and Herbert Beerbohm Tree. were elaborate, especially English actor, whose most· These in the case of Tree, whose realfamous role has not been ism encompassed havi~g live Shakespearean but that of Thomas of Canterbury in T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral. I saw his performance of the part at



London's Old Vic in 1937, and many of its details are still bright in memory, especially his delivery of the Saint's St. St<;lphen's Day sermon. It is evident that Mr. Speaight has seen hundreds of Shakespearean productions, both in English and in other languages. Himself an actor of subtlety, force, and taste, he is exceptionally well equipped to evaluate such productions. He also is a writer of note, as his other books and many articles and reviews attest. His is artistic discernment of a high order, as witness his writings abbut the paintings and prints of Georges Rouault. There is something catholic about his powers of appreciation. Noted Tragedians His book is both historical and crHical. He begins, for example, with a concise account of the Elizabethan theatre: that is, the place, and in particular the stage, where the works' of Shakespeare were first acted. We are told of the scenic accessories, the use of music as an adjunct, the mode of speaking the verse. "The absence of dramMic criticism at the time-and the theatre got along very well without it," he says, "leaves us in the dark about much that we should like to know. What, for example, 'were the uses of soliloquy?" He next considers the eminent tragedians of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, David Garrick, Edmund Keane, and Charles Kean among them. Nor are the great actresses overlooked. When Sarah Siddons did the sleep-walking scene in Macbeth, an observer remarked, "Well, sir, I smelt blood! I swear that I smelt blood!" Records of Impression He is but one of the witnesses quoted. ·People who saw the most celebrated artists perform have left records of their impressions. From them can be gleaned details of the staging, the business, the emphasis in the great speeciles. Mr. Speaight has been assiduous in gathering these records and putting them together in a way which stresses comparison and contrast. London saw much Shakespeare in the nineteenth century, 'as in the productions of Henry Irving

rabbits frisking on the stage during A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tree, like others, "was putting in a great deal that Shakespeare had left out, and omitting a great deal that he had put in." Tampering with the text was traditional even in England. It ran rampant on the Continent. Happened in Boston There is an extensive section on the American Edwin Booth's Shakespearean roles, and the productions of Sothern and Marlow who were still making the rounds in this country when I was a youth. John Barrymore's Hamlet and Richard III, in the 1920s, with superb stage settings by Robert Edmund Jones, get their due. But I am intrigued by the statement that "in Boston a performance of Hamlet was stopped as immoral, and a cock fight put on instead." Well, I suppose it could' happen in Boston. Gielgud, Olivier Mr. Speaight maintains that Harley Granville-Barker, in the first decades of this century, achieved "a crucial breakthrough in the evolution of Shakespeare on the stage." He challenged 'the willful and ponderous modes, and sought to be "faithful to Shakespeare and the stage for which he wrote, without falling either into pedantry or pastiche; ... to be essentially Elizabethan and dynamically modern at the same time." Barker's lead has been very influential ever since. This is clear as Mr. Speaight summarizes the work of the Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare, the Stratford c upon ~ Avon Memorial Theatre in our own time. He describes the per.f'Ormances of Gielgud and Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans, and other English stars who have illuminated the plays in recent years. The Shakespeare festivals at the Stratfords in Ontario and Connecticut are evaluated, and very fairly in the judgment of one who has seen something of their efforts. On Stage Some performances which Mr. Speaight dwells on (John Barrymore's and John Gielgud's Hamlets, for example) are also under scrutiny in a peculiar but (for the theatre buff) fascinating book entitled On Stage (Arno/ Quadrangle, 10 East 53rd St., New York, N. Y. 10022. $12.50). It contains a selection of theater reviews from The New York Times over a period of 50 years, 1920-1970. Edited and introduced by Bernard Beckerman and Howard Siegman. The reviews are reproduced exactly as they appeared in The Times. They have apparently been photographed from the files. This means that the print is small and often difficult to read. Anyone with eye trouble is warned off. '

, BIRTHRIGHT DIRECTORS: Among members of board of directors of newly formed Birthright of Fall River are, from left, seated, Mrs. Jean Shea, Holy Name parish, Fall River; Mrs. June Partridge, St. Louis de France, Swansea; Tom Donahue, St. Patrick, Somerset; standing, ·Mrs. Claire Howard, Our Lady of Fatima, Swansea; Sister Angela, R.N., St. Anne's Hospital; Maureen Donahue, St. Patrick, Somerset.

Plans Confront Abortion Threat Continued from Page One grow over a period of time. You John Lund, Marcelle Warrener, an and not politically oriented, must be a freeing agent. It's not Rev. Edmund P. Fitzgerald, Marwill have its headquarters at the theory of counseling that iette Eaton, Marie Leandro, SisClemence Hall of St. Anne's Hos- makes a lot of 'difference," he ter Angela, R.N., Donald Corripital, 243 Forest St. It is expect- conNnued. "It's what happens gan and Dr. Victor A. Palumbo. ed to be operational in about a when two people turn on to each month. ether." He reminded his hearers that Workshop participants heard an explanation of "Birthright as "it is a very beautiful experience a Mission" by Susan Anderson, that these girls allow us to enter Cape Cod director, and a discus- their lives. How much we must sion of fetology, pregnancy and respect them for this!" abortion by Leonard Smith, M.D., Dr. Ryan will continue his disCape gynecologist. cussion of counseHng psychology "Serving the Community An introduction to the psychol- at the second workshop session, Since 1873" ogy of counseling was given the scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers hy Dr. Joseph Ryan, Saturday at Clemence Hall. Also Cities Service Petroleum psychologist and director of spe- to be hear.d during the day are Products cial education for the Fall River addresses on social services school system. ava'i1able to expectant mothers, Gasolene & Diesel Fuels He told the audience "our own . legal aspects of the Birthright Fuel Oils attitude towards pregnancy out program, and an explanation of of wedlock affects our ability to office procedures for volunteers. Liquified Pefroleum Gas help a girl in such a situation," The day is open to new memStewart-Warner Winkler and listed as a requirement for bers who were not able to attend & Cooling Heating last Saturday's session. would~be helpers the ability to have a positive regard for the Installations Board of Directors individual being helped. Birthright of Fall River was "You must be a genuine adult 24-Hour Burner Service person," he said. "You can't organized by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Partridge and Mr. and Mrs. come on like a machine or some448 BROADWAY, TAUNTON Tom Donahue. Serving with thing out of textbook." . them on ,its board of directors . Attleboro - No. Attleboro Empathy Needed are Claire Howard, Jean Shea, Taunton Birthright volunteers, who will Sheila Feitelberg, Dr. Ryan, Atty. "help girls deal with the fact and implications of pregnancy," need empathy, stressed Dr. Ryan. He defined this as an "objective, insightful awareness of the feelings and emotions of another." Warning that volunteers should not "come across as expert adults with all the answers," Dr. Ryan said that they must develop a sensitivity to the person be• BANQUETS • WEDDINGS • PARTIES ing helped. "Note gestures, expressions, the feelings behind • COMMUNION BREAKFASTS words-this is a talent that can be developed." 1343 PLEASANT STREET FALL RIVER Much of counseling, said the psychologist, is a gradual mat673-7180 ter. "You will need to give girls . . an opportunity to develop and ..................................


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Led by Sister Grace Donovan, SUSC, Region One Chairman, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious held their winter meeting earlier this month at M1. S1. Joseph, Brighton. Sister Grace is provinci~1 superior of the Religious of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts, with headquarters in Fall River

Neied·ed More Than Ever Catholic schools have come a long way since I attended elementary school more than 30 years ago. Comparing my education then with -what my children are learning now in our parish school, I'd say there are some vast improvements. ' Specifically I find that children taught by toClay's meth- '1ly," and advice in the daily paper by Ann Landers, Dear :)ds understand their ,religion A~by and Dr. Joyce Brothers. better than we did. The old So it as wise of our bishops Baltimore Catechism was a great book. '(I still have mine and refer to it ,from time to time.) But the emphasis years ago was






on 'memorizing the answers instead of learning what they meant. Unfortunately, we didn't always know what w~ w!:'re talking about when we rattled off those answers. This was especially true when it came to the sixth and ninth Commandments and the Sacra. menth of Matrimony. Today our parochial school has a program for teaching human sexuality which is part of every grade's prescribed wmk. ' The introduction of sex education comes as a result of a statement five years ago by the American 'bishops. They noted there is a value and necessity of.. wisely planned education of our children in human sexuality adapted to the maturity and background of our young people. They Are DiffElrent Today's young people are different in certain respects. They are living in the age of the ,information explosion, They accept a TV picture from the moon as a casual event, not the marvel of science and electronics that we parents do. . They refuse to consider war as a viable answer :;0 international problems because their ed'ucation in nuclear science and electronics makes them understand war really c:ould wipe out civilization. We parents think of war in terms of a patriotic undertaking involving machine guns, victory gardens and air raid wardens. Sex, too, is regarded differently by today's young people. It's all around them. I'm not talking about X-rated movies and porno stores. I'm talking about the lyrics of songs, that come out of every radio" the plots of such wholesome family entertainment as "The Brady ,Bunch" and "The Parudige Fam-

Louisiana Tax Credit Law Unconstitutional BATON ROUGE (NC) - A three-judge U. S. district court here ruled Louisiana's 1972 tax credit law unconstitutional. The law granted credits of up to $50 per child to parents for tuition paid to nonpwblic schools during the 1972 tax year.

Topic for the 45 major superiors meeting in Brighton was "Integrated Apostolic Spiritual, ity," and members discussed implementation of a synodal document on justice and episcopal statements on the teaching of Christian doctrine and evangelization in the modern world. Also participating in the threeday conference from the Fall River diocese was Sister Almerinda Costa of the Sisters of S1. Dorothy.

to call for the introduction of sex education into our schools at all grade levels. Sex education has also been introduced into' many public schools and I've heard from some of those parents, who are, unhappy about the way it is presented to their children. An Extra Person So I think that the subject of sex education is an additional reason why we parents need: our Catholic schools even more, today than ever before. If we parents are the ones who really need our Catholic schools. it follows that it's up to us to solve the problems that are plaguing these schools and threatening their existence. Let's consider some of the problems and what we can do about them: Finances: We can indicate to our bishops that we will support broad-based diocesan-wide fund raising campaigns for education. This has been the proved method of building these schools and it will work to keep them operating. Parents in New York State are organizing into a federation to solve financial problems themselves. 'These are not parents who grumble, complaining that it's hopeless; They're doing .something other than meekly giving up. Enrollment: If' your schools are closing because there are too few students, "sell" your school to others. Lack of Religious Teachers: Vocations, in most cases, come from Catholic schools. There won't be more vocations until we boost our enthusiasm for these schools. ,The only thing that. can kill Catholic schools is parental anemia. GIVE YOUR, SCHOO~ A TRANSFUSION TODAY!

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Little Anne 'Kercham didn't read the book she's found to be comfortable to lean on but it concerns a 'problem which affects her, early childho~d education. Father DanielBrent of Rochester, N.Y., suggests that pre··school classes in Catholic schools might help cut the loss of enrollment. He said that getting parents involved early with Catholic education might enGourage them to support it. NC Photo.

Reality University President Sots Church Schools Must Redefine Role

Council Makes Abortion Controversy Tape WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Council of Catholic Laity (NCCL) has produced a 60minute cassette tape-recording which the organiza,tion says "digs deeply into the prologue" of the abortion controversy. The NCCL convened a seminar of experts in the fields of sociology, psychology, medicine, theology and law, and recorded their conversations_ The purpose of the seminar was to "determine the emotional, psychological and physiological workings of pregnant persons who consider abortion," the NCCL stated.. ' "Discussions relate to solving the controversy before it reaches the hospital or clandestine end," according to an ad for the tape appearing in the NCCL magazine.



ST. LOUIS (NC) - Church schools have not 'aLways been the "moral lighthouses", theywould like to be and must start redefining what they stand. for, said the president cof St. Louis University. Jesuit Father Paul S. Reinert, president of St. Louis University for over 25 years, said that "people want to know where we (church schools) stand and what we stand for ... Credo appearing in the back of catalogues is too vague, too general ~md will no longer suffice," Father Reinert told over 100' members' of the National Association of Schools and Colleges' 'of the United Methodist Church that church schools cannot "justIy say that we, as institutions, are any more sensitive to· the moral implications of some of the great social issues plaguing' society," He cited as examples immoral investment practices, war-related research grants, under-the-tahle recruitment of student athletes, low employment of minorities and limited 'promotion of women faculty members and staff. Church-related schools, he said, must divest-themselves of a number of "sham pretensions as well as some rather dubious claims based more on myth and memory than on present-day reality," . ,One myth Father REdnert questioned is that churchoorelated institutions, have more independence than state schools. He said that, just as the state schools are restrained by dominating legislatures, actions by private schools are constrained

by dependence on private' donations. If Christ'ian colleges are to survive, Father Reinert said, more of them are going to have to put Christianity fully into practice.

The New Bedford District Council of Cathlic Women will sponsor an open meeting at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall alt 7:30 on Monday night, Jan. 28. An informative. panel will be presen~ed by Mrs. Benvinda Rose and Mrs. Beverly Gendron, co-cpairmen of the Community Affairs Commission. On the first anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court ruling on abofltion this panel made up of representatives of the Massachusetts Youth for Life Commission, Catholic Welfare Bureau, and Director of the local Birth-, right group ,wfllpresent their views: and answer aU questions. Refreshments will be served by the hostesses from the 81. Martin de Porres Guild.


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While there's no indication that spring will bring any greatly drastic changes in either hemlines or stylng there are a few predictions that I do feel enough like Jeanne Dixon to make. 1) Pants for women will remain as popular as ever. There has been a Note too that many stores that swing in some design houses closed their hat departments away from pant outfits and will be re-opening them this sea· toward dresses but: I still son to a new and larger audifeel justified in saying that in most women's active lives they need the comfol'table feeling that slacks afford and also the smart styling.


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2) Look for (not eagerly, though) a rise in the cost of clothing. Wools have been tagged to go up at least 20 per cent and many other fabrics will go up as well. Prices of fabric, labor, and overhead will all rise and finished gal'ments, of course, will cost more. 3) Because of rising costs, more and more women will turn to the sewing machine. Even though material will reach an. all time high it will still be cheaper to sew than not ·to. 4) Again because of the scarcity of everything, look for a European attitude toward what one does buy. That is, women (and men too) will buy little but well and take extremely good care' of those items they do pUl'Chase. Return of Hats 5~ Look for a return of the chapeau, either in the form of a nice soft slouch or the turban. The latter is great if your hairdo isn't all it should be and you still have to make a public appearance. Many of the latter shapes also have the added attraction of a veil, a piece of artistry that has been 'missing from the fashion scene for many a moon.

Russians Misunderstand Swedish Celebro.tion STOCKHOLM (NC) - A St. Lucy's day c~lebration by a group of Swedish schoolgirls on the Trans-Siberian express got them into trouble when Russian passengers thought the girls were conducting a religious demonstration. The girls, accompanied with their teacher of Chinese, were on their way by way of Moscow to Peking for a two-week study trip. On St. Lucy's day, the student group, dressed in white, went through the train .carrying candles, singing, greeting other passengers and serving gingerbread cookies. They were met with coldness by the Russians on the train, who thought it was a religious demonstration and that the cookies were Communion wafers, which they refused to accept. It took much time and energy for the students to elCplain that they were conducting a traditional Swedish celebration.

ence. Once it was only the matronly who wore hats but in the past few years it has been the young who have taken them for their own, 6) Look for a more careful shopper. I think the young are teaching us this. They will shop and shop until they find just what they want and for the price that they want to pay. They shun buying just for the sake of a brand name or designer's name, and they have ta'l:!ght us that clothes need not be expen·sive to be attractive. All in all, it looks as if '74 is going to see a great change in our style of living and perhaps even our attitudes toward the clothes we wear while we're doing that living.

Launches School Enr'lollment Drive BROOKLYN (NC)-The Brooklyn diocese began a major drive J'an. 10 to increase enrollments in its 190 elementary schools. According to Father Joseph P. Bynon, Brooklyn diocesan school superintendent, the campaign's immediate goa'l is to enlist new students for the 1974-75 school year. "You've Got a Good Thing Going" is the theme of the campaign, said Father Bynon. He pointed out that student per,formance in the diocesan schools ranked about the national aver·age in mathematics and a full year ahead of the national average in reading skills. "Equally important," Father Bynon said, is the Second Vat'iean Council-oriented "program of value formation that is taught in religion classes, that grows out of student contact with committed Christian teachers, both lay and Religious, and that is expresssed through parish liturgical experiences and through school projects for the community." While the campaign' is unprecedented in Brooklyn, other dio· ceses in recent ;years have run similar campaigns, Elementary school enrollment in the Brooklyn diocese dipped from 140,000 in 1972-73 to 127,000 this year.

HOSPITAL BENEFICIARY OF FRIENDS' WORK: At the annual luncheon of the Friends of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, a check for $1,500 was presented to the institution for the purchase of in-patients on all floors. Participating in the presentation were: Mrs. Alexander Vezina, Jr., a member of the gift shop committee; Miss Mary R. Dwyer, newly named president of· Friends of St. Ann's and Sr. Jean Marie, hospital administrator.

Catholic Newsletter Records 'Dreams' MILWAUKEE (NC) - '!Like Martin Luther King, the Catholic league has a dream. H dreams of the day \v,hen Catholics in America will be treated with respect ~nd justice-by the mass media, civic and political groups, legislatures and courts." These words are a preamble -to a statement of goals which leads off the first newsletter of the Catholic League for Reli-

gious and Civil Rights (CLRCR). Formed last Mayas a kind of Catholic civil rights and antidefamation league, CLRCR has been "inundated" with requests for help, according to ,Stuart D. Hubbell, CLRCR executive direc· tor. kmong other goals, the newsletter says that "the Catholic' Lea~ue dreams of the day when

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Isaac Hecker Award To Dorothy Day BOSTON (NC)-Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, has been named the first recipient of the annual Isaac Hecker Award given by the Paulist here. Lawrence Kessler, director of the center's office of peace and justice, said the award, named after the founder of the Paulist Fathers, will be given in recognition of Miss Day's "radical commitment to the Gospel, which has come to symbolize the best in the action of the American Catholic community."

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Pope Paull's Private Comment O~ Trip to Holy Land Revealed

VA11ICAN OITY (NC) - Pope Paul VI commem'orated the 10th anniversary of his historic pilgrimage to the Holy Land by asking all to pray for "wise and just solutions" for the Middle East crisis. Pope Paul referred to his. Jan. . 1964 visit to Israel and Jordan during a noon talk to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square. The day before, the Vatican newspaper, L'Osserv.atore Romano: disclosed some of ~ope Paul's pnvate notes made 10 Septembr 1963-shortly after his eleclion as Pope-on his decision to visit Jerusalem and the holy places. L'Osservatore Romano's assistant editor, Father Virgilio Levi, disclosed in an editorial private and hitherto unpublished notes of Pope Paul written on Sept. 21, 1963, 'in which the Pope set down his intention to visit the Holy Land and the aims of the pilgrimage. The Pope wrote of his intended journey: Brotherly Encounter "This visit must ,have as its aim the rendering of honor to' Jesus Christ, Our Lord, in the land which His com:ng into the worLd has rendered holy and worthy of the veneration and of protection on the part of all Christians.... A subordinate air of the simple pilgrimage is the moral defense of these holy places, the reawakening of Catholic interest for the protection which the Catholic Church cannot avoid of desiring for them ..." The papal notes, which Father Levi said were written in the Pope's own hand, continued by listing other aims on goals:

"The imploring of peace in that hlessed and troubled .land; the attempt at a brotherly encounter, as the beginning of a more stable reconciliation, with the various separated Christian denominations present there; the hope of finding some convenient form of hringing closer together the other two monotheistic, religious expressions, so strongly entrenched in Palestine, the Hebraic and Islamic religions." Penance Charity ' The Pope also wrote: "This pilgrimage must be very quick and must have the character of siroplicity, piety, penance and charity. It must be arranged in silence and .carefully prepared in every· d~tall. Few and sele~t perso~s wll~ take part. It wllI.c?nslst mamly.of acts of worshIp I~ the m?st Im~or.tant plac~s 'lInked WIth ~~e bIblIcal mystenes of Our Lord. Ten years after having written those lines, Pope' Paul reA WHIZ AT REPAIRS: Sister Valentine Marie Zajdel called, "as ·if it were today, we is such a whiz at: repairing anything from a typewriter to celebrated the Feas.t of the Epipha television set that she has become known as "Sister Fixit." any at Bethlehein, here we went as a humble, hurried pilgrim, but An elementary school teacher in Chicago fQr 27 years, the a pilgrim filled with exuberance School Sister of Notre Dame has saved her convent and and aware of the importance and school about ,$1,000 a year since she took a typewriter the significance of such an repair course a few years ago. She is now enrolled in a event: ..." TV repair course. She accepts no money for the work, Concluding his thoughts for the daY, which was also the asking "just a Hail Mary or Our Father." NC Photo. Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Paul said: "We think still of that land where this spiritual experience so consoled us. And we cannot but speak of our desire for peace . Nonpublic Schools Students Entitled to Aid, for all in that land, holy to all. Supreme Court Told And so we invite you, brothers, sons and friends, to pray that the WASHINGTON' (NC) - The that the services provided under questions which still trouble 'it Supreme Court was told that as- Title.I of the ESEA are supplemay find in the negotiations under way wise and just solutions." signing public school teachers mental services for .children who to provide remedial services. in are unable to meet normal Catholic schools is a constitu- standards and that they are not tionally acceptable way of meet- ,in any way designE:d to hel,p the B~ock ing the requirements of the Ele- nonpublic schools. mentary and Secondary EducaThe ESEA was passed, Friedtion Act (ESEA) of 1965. man told the court, because of istrator and social services comThe court heard arguments in a recognition by President Lynmissioner. Dumpson did not name the Wheeler, v; Barrera, a case in don B. J,ohrison and Congress groups opposed to his appoint- which educationiilly deprived that there were milLions of edument, but the New York T.imes chHdren attending inner-city cational-ly deprived children reported they were Catholic and Catholic schools in Kansas City, who, without help, would not Jewish agencies. Those agencies Mo., and their parents claim be able to assume their rightful either denied the charges. or re- that t,he clHJdren have been place in society. treated inequitably by the Mis"This program :s completely fused to· comment. souri state board of education. ' under the control of public auThe apparent reason for opThomas M. Sullivan, an at- thorities," Friedman said. Pointposition to Dumpson's appointtorney for the nonpublic school ing out that the tea·chers are emment is the support of Dumpson, children, and Daniel M. Fried- ployees of public school agencies a black and a Catholic, for a man, member of the staff of the and 'are subject to the control lawsuit challenging th~ religiousU. S. soUcitor general, argued of public school authorities. based system of child placement in New York. In the city post, Dumpson could strengthen the public influence on religious foster care and adoptive policies'. Opponents of the current system say that the, emphasis on religious affiliation in child place. , ment discr~minates against P~ot­ estant blacks. Dumpson told NC News he "will not speculate as to .what agencies are involved but he said that Deputy Mayor James Cavanaugh told him "certain sectarian groups" opposed his appointment. The New York Times editorialized against the alleged religious obstruction saying, "The objections to the Dumpson appointment registered at City Hall by some Roman Catholic and Jew,ish agencies represent an indefensible intrusion on the selection process."


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Charges SEictarian Groups New York City Appointment NEW YORK (NC) - "Sectarian groups"-apparently Catholic and Jewish welfare agencies -have been charged with blocking the appointment of a Fordham Univ.ersity official to a high' New York City post. James Dumpson, dean of the Fordham graduate school of social services, charged that the presure from "certain sectarian groups" forced Abraham Beame, the city's new mayor, to reconsider -Dumpson's appointment as acting human resources admin-

Asks' Denial cfTV Station License ST. LOUIS (NC) -- Missouri Citizens for Ufe (MCL) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny Iice~sing renewal to KMOX-TV here on the grounds that the station shows favoritism toward the pro-abortion viewpoint. The petition to the FCC was filed by Mrs. Mary Ann Johanek, chairman of the Eastern Region of MCL. "The point of the suit is that we felt we were unfairly treated as far as news coverage was concerned on Channel 4 (KMOX)," Mrs. Johanek .said. "We felt that petition against the renewal of the license by the FCC was one avenue open to us and that is why we took it." .

Sisters in the Attleboro and Taunton area will meet at St. Joseph's School, Attleboro, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, for an explanation of Catholic Scouting and the way in which it complements CCD or Catholic school religious programs. Also on the program will be a demonstration of a typical Scout meeting and a display of Indian lore by members of Troop 37. The evening is under the sponsorship of the Attleboro-Taunton area Catholic Scouting Committee. Plan Evening Those participating in the evening will be Maurice Kent, cha'irman of the Attleboro-Taunton Catholic Scouting Committee; Chief Frederick Govain, Scout Executive of Annawon Council; Mrs. Trudy Ridlon, Catholic Committee member; Rev. Normand Boulet, Area Catholic 'Chaplain; St. Joseph's Troop 37 and the four area chaplain's aides; Joseph Fernandes, St. Mary's Troop 61, Norton; Mi· chael Hebert, St. John's Troop 4, Attleboro; Alan Fournier, St. Mary's Troop 14, Mansf.ield and David Dion, St. Joseph's Troop 37, Attleboro.

Condemn Torturing Political Prisoners MUNICH (NC) - The West German Bishops' Conference has condemned the use of torture against political prisoners and others and has protested the violation of freedom of conscience and worship that exists in certain countries. A copy of the bishops' statement on ~hose practices-:..called an infringement of fundamental human rights - was sent - by Cardinal Julius Doepfner, president of the bishops' conference, to all diplomatic missions accredited to the West German government.










Voice Optimism About Church's 1974 Prospects LONDON (NC) - Despite the gloomy forecasts of economic and political chaos in the New Year, many Catholic commentators here appear optimistic about prospects' for the Church in 1974. The past year provided "many achievements to lift the C,hrislian heart," said the Universe, a national Catholic weekly. "There are growing signs that the Church in Britain and throughout the world is beginning to regain its confidence after the period of division and conflict following Vatican Two." There is still a' worldwide shortage of vocations·-"and the rise and fall in vocations is one way of judging the spiritual well-being of the Church here on earth"-but Catholics must not doubt God's promise to assist the Church until the end of time, the Unive'rse said. The New Year provides an opportunity to help the Church get back into its spiritual stride more quickly by using the next 12 months as a time of preparation for the 1975 Holy Year, the Universe added. Quiet Growth The Catholic Herald, another British weekly newspaper, said the past year had seen "the quiet hut steady growth of the Church in England and Wales expressed in pastoral initiatives, increasing eou,menical cooperation and practical concern about social problems." It had some criticism of events in 1973 but told its' readers to "take heart. When a thing ceases to be worth arguing about' then it is really time to start worrying." Looking over the past year, a Catholic Herald correspondent, Peter Nolan, said that the the Church's attempts to stir consciences about the Third World of underdeveloped nations, Nolan said, had been successful--culminating in December with a petition to the government from Catholic, Anglican and Protestan t leaders for more a-id to the poorer countries. Future Strategy Nolan was pessimistic about the continued fall in conversions and the increasing number of teenagers from so-called good Catholic homes who are deserting the Church. The gulf between the number of Catholic marriages and Baptisms and the number of practicing Catholics aiso continued to widen, he said. The future strategy of the Church here - outlined during the year in a booklet entitled "Church 2000"-involved such social questions as lapsed Catholics, Catholic education and sociological research on such subjects. "I't seems that if we really care about the future of the Church visible we must ... set up a Catholic sociology and social research institute," he said.

Parents Set J'genda Forthcoming activities to be sponsored by the Parents' Association of Sacred Hearts Academy, Fall River, include a Father-Daughter dance F1riday ,. night, Feb. 1 and a candy sale, to be conducted by the students and held from Tuesday, March 12 through Friday, March 29.

THE ANCHORThurs., Jan. 24, 1974


Says Coup Best Thing for C~ile BOGOTA (NC)-The military coup that toppled the government of Marxist Presidenl~ Salvador Allende was "the best thing that could have happened to the country," Bishop Alber:o Gilmore, chaplain of the Chilean armed forces said here. AuX'iliary Bishop Gilmore, of Antofagasta, spoke at an armed forces chaplains meeting organized by CELAM, the Latin American Bishops Council. The discussions centered around ,the problems and means of evangel· izal:ion in a military env:ironment and provided an opportunity for exchanging ideas and experiences among the chaplains. ' Bishop Gilmore, who is a general in the Chilean armed forces, added .that "although there have been some exeCl1tions in Chile, these have not been indiscriminate and have been carried out only after a military tria!." "It is a Lie tha.t 'the army has shot people in the streets, it is false that lthousands of people have been jailed and it is false . that the coup was aided by a foreign power," Bishop Gilmore said.

Calls, for Renewal Through Prayer CARDBOARD CRISIS: Sister Jutta Hamadek helps feed starving children in a reiief camp at :Bati, Ethiopia. The children are kept in makeshift cribs made from cardboard boxes which had contained food.. Sister Jutta helps manage a. secretariat in Addis Ababa that coordinates all Catholic aid and deploys doctors and relief workers. (NC Photo.

Catholics Avert Ethiopian Catastrophe ADDIS, ABABA (NC) - A stream of goods, much of it provided by the Catholic relief. agencies of various countries, has helped to prevent a catastrophe in famine-stricken Ethiopia, but the battle against hunger has not yet been won. Irish Holy Ghost Father Michael Doheny, organizer of the Irish relief organization Concern, said, "We are happy that a lot of lives have been saved through the Church's operation." Despite the aid, the severe drought in Ethiopia resulted in thousands of deaths either through starvation or epidemics. The West German branch of Caritas, the Catholic charities organization, has sent more than $735,000 worth of materials and money to Ethiopia. The reaction of people living in the refugee camp at Kobo, a-bout 600 miles from here, to a visit by Sister Jutta was testimony to the impact that the Catholic relief workers have had. Women kissed her hands: and with tears in their eyes stammered their thanks. Children clung to her. Sister Jutta recalled that when she left her work' in a hospital near Addis Ababa to ol1ganize, help in the faminestricken areas, she found people starving and dying along the road that runs through both provinces to the north. Unable to walk any farther, thousands sat _by the roadside or outside the blocked-oU towns and waited for a bowl of cereal or a little water.

Catholic relief workers brought in grain, established kitchens and fed thousands daily. They built barracks and set up makeshift hospitals. They housed orphans in especial centers. In Kobo, a well, blocked up for years, was made to work with a motor pump, saving a seven-mile walk to the river. At Makele, Sister Helen Lally, a member of the Daughters of Charity from County Meath, Ireland, said: "In June and July, we had 300 deaths. Now the death rate is almost nil." She recently admitted 107 derelicts from the streets, mostly old men, haggard and ftauntlooking, victims of the famine. There are still difficult cases of undernourishment or vitamin deficit~ncies, especially among children, and relief workers still need . more medicine, blankets and clothing. The relief camps are situated in the hills, about 7,200 feet above sea level where at night, the temperature drops below freezing. To many, no help has yet come. To provide it and to eliminate the need for people to undertake long marches to seek food, the government has established 17 grain distribution centers in the two provinces. These centers can also provide aid to the nomads, who live between the mountains and the Danakil desert. Ethiopian army helicopters and the Federal Frontier Defense resupply these centers by air. Despite all the aid, the real

problems remain unsolved. The United Nations has calculated that there is a deficit of almost 150,000 tons of grain cereals in the provinces of Tigre and Wollo. Only long-term plans for the improvement of the irrigation system, road-building, the introduction of better methods of cultivation and the building of silos will free the people from constant fear for their lives. In many mountain villages, the draft animals have died and there is no grain for sowing. Many farmers sold their land to large property owners. Emperor Haile Selassie has decreed such sales, forced by the famine, null and void, but some who dared to ask that their lands be returned have been killed. Recent rains have been very sparse and the coming harvest seems likely to be insufficient. A new catastrophe will not find the country and relief agencies unprepared, but the supply of aid must continue until longterm programs can take effect.

DENVER (NC)-The coming year should be one of "spiritual renewal through prayer which will seek reconciliation as its exterior expression," Archbishop James V. Casey of Denver said in a taped message played in the churches of the archdiocese. Since he first arrived in Denver in 1967, Archbishop Casey said, there have been instances of confusion and misunderstanding, and new directions for the Churqt. These matters, he said, "resulted in some bitternesss and, for many, alienaUon from one another." The archbishop said that he was especially hopeful that the prayers would reach persons separated from the sacraments because of marriage problems, persons who feel alienated from the Church, and non-Catholics.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Jan. 24, 1974

Millions Re.iect Public Schools' Secularism, Supreme Court Told WASHINGTON (NC)-Reversing a lower court dedsion in a Missouri school aid case would result in forcing most children into the public. schools, whose secularistic atmosphere is rejected by millions of Americans, the U. S. Supreme Court has been told The assertion was made in an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed in the Wheeler v. Barrera case by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights' and Citizens for Educational Freedom (CEF), a nonsect;lrian group advocating parental freedom of choice .in education. Joining in ,the brief were the National Union of Christian Schools, a Protestant organization, and the Nation,al' Society for Hebrew Day Schools. The Missouri case was brought by a grollP of nonpublic school students and their parents from Kansas City, who claim that the students have been denied their fair share of benefits to which they are entitled undel~ the Ele-mentary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. In March, the 'Eight'h 'Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal funds were being arbitrarily denied to the nonpublic school students. Reversing the Court of Ap-

ATLANTA (NC)-Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers of America peals decision, the amicus brief (UFWA), has been awarded the said , would result in "forcing 1974 Martin Luther King Jr. all American children, save the Nonviolent Peace Prize here Jan. very well to do, into public 14. education." ' Mrs. Coretta King, Dr. King's Maintaining that such a result widow, said that the Martin is unacceptable to Americans of Luther King Jr. Center for Social various denominations, the brief Change chose Chavez for, his continued: "courageous nonviolent struggle Pagan Values for economic independence and human dignity." "Millions of religiously comIn Bakersfield, Calif., Chavez mitted American parents are not told NC News that he accepted going, to see their children subthe award on behaI.f of all farm jected to schooling in which workers and in recognition of prayer is silenced, in which the the UFWA's "peaceful efforts Ten CommandmeC1ts as the Word to bring justice to the most opof God may not be taught, in pressed and forgotten workers which religious values are relain America." tivized, and in which, backed by Although Chavez never met the power and pI estige of the Dr. King personally, the two state, secular humanist; pagan spoke several times by phone, and agnostic values are made to Chavez said. "His message, pemteate the daily life of the , which was essentially a Chrisclassroom" LIFE MEMBER: NAACP President Kivie Kaplan, left, tian message, is an inspiration Cutting a citizen off from benefits to which he is entitled on presents NAACP Life M~mbership plaque to Cardinal in the work of all of us," the ·the ground that such benefits Humberto Medeiros, Archbishop of Boston, center, as Mon- UFWA leader said. "We have "serve to accommodate his pref- signor Archibald McLees, a member of the NAACP Board found a lot of hope in what he said, but more importantly, we erence for a religiolls education of Directors, lo.oks· on. . are impressed with his commitfor his child," the brief asserted, ment to action, and the way he "is as much an offense to the was always among the people. principles of equal protection and Chavez said that Dr. King's of government neutrality towa'rd writings and speeches have given religion as it is a gross caricature him "much enjoyment, but also of the principle of nonestablishVATICAN CITY (NC) - Vis- prepare for the. Holy Year in proof that great things can be ment (under the First Amenditors who come to Rome for the order to avoid disturbing daily done through nonviolence." ment).", Holy Year must not be disap- life in the city as much as pospointed in "their ,spiritual expec- sible while also arranging to tatiqns," Pope Paul VI told accommodate thousands of pil- Supports Moslem grims. Rome's Mayor Cielio Darida. Building Plans "It is of great importance," The mayor and his city counOSLO (NC)-Bishop John W. he said, "to arrange things' so logical dialogue, but he said the cil paid an annual visit to the Gran of Oslo has aopealed for that Holy Year visitors will find lack of spiritual ecumenism" or Pope Jan. 14; and the Pope took at Rome a welcome that does generosity toward Moslems who personal renewal is, serious the occasion to apply to the city not disappoint their spir.ituai ar~ trying to build a mosqu~ enough to threaten the whole of Rome a descriptiop of Jerusa-_ here in Norway. lem in the Old Testament: "city expectations. This (is necessary) movement. The Moslem Union of Oslo renot only for the religious out-. At the same time, the arch- of perfect beauty, joy of all the recently asked city authorities ,come of the great event but, bishop has great hope for the earth." for a plot of land on which to The Pope continued: "You will moreover, for the prestige, build a mosque and have also future. "Who would have bepraise, recognition and memories lieved; who could have predicted not reprove us should we pursue 'that can result in honor of the applied for recogniilion as a 15 years ago, the ecumenical, this transcendental eoncept of very name of Rome." religious organization. progress we see all around us the Eternal City. This spiritual Moslem' immigrant workers, ,transfiguration of Rome is still . today?" he asked. Treatment of the Poor cently asked city authol'lities Archbishop Baum made his within the sphere of our pastoral The Pope did not go into de- Sweden without an'y religious observations in an interview mission and of 'our Catholic reli- tails of what might disappoint assistance. They are very poor, with NC News here shor.tly be- gious interpretation from the Holy Year visitors during their . he said, and he asked that Swedes be especially open fore the annual Week of Prayer historic-geographic point." Pope Paul noted that many visit in Rome. In the past, how-' toward them. "In addition," 'he for Christian Unity celebrated. ever, he and the Rome diocesan by Christians amunc\ the world plans are being worl<ed on ~ vicariate, have often denounced said "we believe in the same Jan. 18-25. pornography displayed on bill- God as they do." There are about 4,000 MosThe Washington ar:chbishop Ecumenical Effort boards as well as on newsstands led the U. S. Catholic Church and in motion pictures and plays lems in Norway, most of them in into the ecumenical era as first Ends Boycott as defacing the spirtual nature Oslo. ST. LOUIS (NtC)-·A dispute of the city. exeoutive director of the bishops national commission for ecumen- between the United Farm -WorkThe Pope also in the past has ical affairs, 1964-,67. In that er of' America (UFWA) and a· been critical of Ute city's treatcapacity he laid the groundwork local food store chain was re- ment of the poorer segments of See Us for the oMi.cial Catholic di- solved and picketing ended here the population. Similarly, Rome's alogues in the United States with the aid of a Catholic and vicar general, Cal'dinal Ugo About with Lutherans, Anglicans, Meth- an Episcopal, priest. Poletti, has been olltspoken in odists, Presbyterians, the OrthoMsgr. John A. Shocklee, exec- criticizing the city administradox, and even some Baptists. He utive secretary of the St. Louis tion, and plans shortly to hold a is now chairman of the U. S. Archdiocesan Commission on meeting of "the Christian combishops' Ecumenical and Inter- Human Rights, and Father Bill munity" of the city to reflect on religious Affairs Committee. Chapman of the Episcopal dio- the "responsibility of Christians Archbishop Baum acknowl- cese of Eastern Missouri said in the face of the demands of Wareham Falmouth edged that the slowness of that -they served mainly as cat- justice and charity for the city 295-3800 548-3000 alysts in keeping the UFWA of Rome." Church officials' to respond to .. .. the work of ecumenists is a and Schnuck's Market, Inc. talk- I problem, but he said that the ing.' lack of gl'lassroots ecumenism is The UFWA was picketing probably a more serious obstacle Schnuck's stores be<:ause the to unity.' firm was selling lettuce which While interfaith oooperation IS was not picked by the UFWA. often good on the local level, A battle has been raging since n. he said, in the area of doctrine the spring between the UFWA 7 Perry ~~ 'Our Heating "there is a real lack of aware- and the Teamsters Union to deAvenue -III ness, of understanding ... Local termine which group 'will organecumenism needs more study, ize . the nation's farm workers. AMERICAN Oils Make TauntonMass. both of Scripture and of doctri"The problem was to move ~III. nal understanding. We need things off dead center," Msgr. 822-2282 Warm Friends' more emphasis on faith and Shocklee said. "The two sides order." 'had no communications going."

Pope Paul· Stresses Spiritual Expectatiol1ls of Visitors. to Rome

Archbishop Jlaum Says Conversion To Christ Is Key to Unity WASHINGTON (NC) - The drive for Chr-istian unity will die "unless there is personal con. version to Jesus Christ" according to Archbishop William W. Baum of Washington, one of the e~perts leading ecumenical among the American bishops. Archbishop Baum gave high marks to efforts in the fields of interfaith cooperation and theo-

Diocese in Pari:sh Planning P'rocess PRovmENCE (NC}-The 'diocese of Providence is entering the parish planning phase of the goal-setting process or management~by-dbjootive program, in existence in the diocese since October, 1972. ' The process is designed to improve pastoral programs, diocesan administration and the op-' eration of diocesan agencies, programs and institutions in the coming years, said Father John Dreher, diocesan director of planning and development. The aim of the entire process is the building of parish community, he said. "Christian community is basically a sharing of faith and religion, and of support and prayer for each member's faith," he explained. "Too often in the past, we have lost sight of the true meaning of parish commun.ity by immersing it in social, financial or administrative surroundings. But it goes far deeper. "It's a long range process, but if we first develop parish leadership through goal setting, and then work towards informing and involv,ing every adult practicing Catholic in the diocese, we will be able to exercise an impact on the community as a whole."

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Ja n. 24, 1974

Firesides, Quiet Thoughts Are Right for January


By' Joseph and Marilyn Roderick

This is dream time. The catalogs have started to come in and I am making lists of the things I intend to buy for the garden in the Spring. From past experience I know my long lists will be whittled down considerably by the time I make out 'my After the Chr·istmas rush, the actual orders; but it is still thought of doing absolutely fun to go through the nothing exciting for a whole catalogs and select all the month is just marvelous. I forthings you would really enjoy buying. In a'pproaching said catalogs there are a number of things to keep in mind that might be usefttl to the novice. To begin with, it is always a good idea to work with a catalog in one hand and a general gardening book in the other. The catalog will appeal to the eye and the gardening guide should inform you as': to bloom time, type of soil; location and exposure with regard to plants you are considering. Truer Picture Equally important to me are such things as method of reproduction. For instance, if plants are quick reproducers I am more likely to buy one of each rather than three or four of a kind. One plant can then lead to two or three the following year and save me the cost of the initial purchase in terms of numbers. Then again, the catalog pictures plants and flowers at their best with the intent of selling a product; the manual or gardening book describes the plant, not in glowing salesmen's terms, but in terms of its true position in the garden, so a much truer picture of the flower is to be had. My rule of thumb is that I rarely buy a plant which is presented in glowing terms because it is my experience that quality is in inverse proportion to degree or ballyhoo. The catalog can be a confusing a.ffair, but reputable firms usually include a description of the plant, . some directions for culture, anci bloom time. If such information is not included, then the odds are that the firm which mailed the catalog is not of top quality. 'There are excellent garden suppliers who are reputable and who stand behind their products and these are worth looking into. Anyone wishing this information may write to me in care of Thl'! Anchor, and I will be happy to send a list of such companies along to. you. In The Kitchen I feel a bit like Scott Fitzgerald with a bottle of wine next to the typewriter, but I must admit it's less of an addiction than it is a new find for mE~ that wine and cheese make a very perfect evening snack. There are a lot of new things one can discover during January for it's a hibernating month. I'm sitting typing in front of the fireplace where the flames are creating such lovely patterns on the darkened stones that I feel I should be writing the great American novel, rather than a weekly column; but with the outside temperature reading about 10 above, all the comforts of home are just that. January is a time in New England where the weather forces life to slow down, sometimes to a standstill.

get meetings (this is probably a Freudian error), love having friends in for that wine and cheese, and suddenly rediscover my home. God's Work I'm sure that not even Howard Hughes could buy the exquisite feeling all of us experienced when we viewed God's work 'after the last ice and snow storm. For three days and in some areas more, every tree and bush was a work of shimmering a~t that could not be rivaled hy Tiffany. A peek outside our windows revealed a world previously imagined only in fairy tales. To many January is a depressing month to be gotten through quickly, but with a little thought it could be the time you finish that sweater, read or reread some Victorian novel, take up needlepoint or just rest and think. God had a purpose in planning this type of month - why not enjoy it? I'm sure all women have one . very favorite recipe that they bring out for special occasions. This one is mine. Ice Cream Pie Spectacular 1 egg white 14 teaspoon salt 1,4 cup sugar 1 Y2 cups chopped walnuts 1 pint coffee ice cream 1 pint vanilla ice cream 3 Tablespoons butter 1 cup brown sugar Y2 cup heavy cream Y2 cup golden raisins 1 teaspoon vanilla 1) Beat until frothy the egg white and salt, add gradually, bea,ting well after each addition the 1,4 cup sugar. 2) Fold in tqe walnuts and with '8 spatula spread into a buttered 9 inch pie plate. Prick with fork and bake in a 400· oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool. Chill. 3) Spoon evenly into chilled pie plate one pint coffee, ice cream. Return to freezer and chill about one half hour. Remove from freezer and top with vanilla ice cream. Freeze until ready to use. 4) Just before serving make raisin oarmel sauce. 5) In a heavy saucepan heat the butter. Add and heat, stirring constantly, the brown sugar. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and add the heavy cream. Heat one minute more and stir in the raisins and vanilla. I mentioned last week that I would attempt to estimate the cost of each recipe. This pie could run you anywhere from $3.50 to $4, depending on where you buy your items and the type of ice cream you buy. It can be made with a cheaper ice cream but because the ice cream is the most important ingredient I prefer one of the better brands, which brings the cost up.

GRAYMOOR JOINS INVESTMENT COALITION: Graymoor Father Michael Daniel, superior general of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, has joined a coalition of 11 church groups which own stock in companies operating in southern Africa. The coalition has asked the firms to reveal the extent of their operations in nations that deny human rights. Graymoor, which owns 1,200 shares of Union Carbide, is the first Catholic group to join the Church Project on United States Investments in Southern Africa. NC Photo.

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The :Parish Parade SANTQ CHRISTO, OUR LADY OF VICTORY, FALL RIVEl{ CENTERVILLE Installation ceremonies for the Women's Guild members were Council of Catholic W,omen will hosts at an ecumenical service be held at 6 P.M. Sunday, Feb. held last night in the church. 3 at the Coachmen restaurant. Mrs. Jeanne Duane was -in charge Busses will leave the church at of refreshments for the event. 5:30 P.M. In charge of arrangeGuild members heard a disments are ,Mr,s. Virginia Brown cussion of the advantages of a and Mrs. Mary Faria who re- town charter at their January quest members to call any coun- meeting and were urged to vote cil officer to make reservations. • on the matter at a March elec-' The next regular council meet- tion. ing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12. ST. ANNE, ST. GEORGE, FALL RIVER WESTPORT Tickets are still available for The Women's Guild will serve a S!1owball Dance to take place a chicken bal"beque dinner and Saturday night, Jan. 26 'in the conduct a penny sale on Satur- school auditorium. day night, Jan. 26 in the school The 6:30 P.M. folk Mass Sunhall on Rte. 177. Tickets may be day, Jan. 27 will feature the obtained from any guild member. singers of St. Anne's Group, led Anyone unable to attend the by Sister Lucille Gauvin. ' dinner is urged to come later and Bingo is played in the school be present at the penny sale. hall every Wednesday night at The annual Minstrel Show 7 P.M., with doors open at 5 scheduled for May 4·5 will hold P.M. 'its first rehearsal at 7 o'clock on Sunday night, Jan. 2'7. All pari- ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, shioners are urged to share in FALL RIVER this project. A Mardi Gras dinner dance will 'be sponsored by a parish MT. CARMEL, committee at 7 P.M. Saturday, NEW BEDFORD Feb. 23. The Nite Club EntertainThe PTA will sponsor a Valen~ erlt; will supply music. General tine Dance from 8 to midnight on chairman for the event is Roger Saturday night, Feb. 9 in the Vezina. Kennedy Youth Center with music provided by Gilly ,Ferro. ST. MARY, Tickets will be $2.50 a person SEEKONK , and will include a ·continen'tal Beginning this Saturday the breakfast. 6 P.M. vigil Mass will be a folk ST. ANNE, Mass. NEW BEDFORD ,ST. JOSEPH, A Family Mass will be offered at 7 o'clock on Sathrday evening, ATTLEBORO The parish council will m~et Jan. 26 with the theme being Tuesday night, Jan. 29. "Let Your Light Shine." St. Joseph's Junior Corps is Children receiving Holy Communion and Confirmation this holding a raffle of tickets for a year will share important roles Bruins game Thursday, Feb. 7. in the Mass. Symboli:z:ed during The drawing will take place the Mass will be the initiation Sunday, following Knight of the, of Communion candidates into Altar and Junior Corps installaChrist's life and acceptanc~ of tion and investiture ceremonies. A planning meeting- for ~he Confirmation candidates as witannual parish variety show will nesses of Christ's light. be held at 8 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. All are invited to the Mass. 5 in the school building. SANTO CHRISTO, FALL RIVER Busses will leave the church' at 4 P.M. Sunday, Feb. 3 for the 4:30 installation banquet of the Council of Catholic Women, The 12th annual cheerleadto 'be held at the Coachmen ing contest sponsored by the. restaurant. Catholic Youth Organization of Proceeds of a dance scheduled the diocese of Fall River is for 7:30 Saturday night, Feb. 23 scheduled for the Kennedy Comwill benefit the church repair munity Center, New Bedford, on fund. To be held in the church Sunday afternoon, March 3 and hall, the event hilS as chairmen 10. Mrs. Lorraine Lima and Mrs. Four divisions have been set Herculana Raposa. MusiC will be up: elementary schools (grades by the Jardinaires and tickets 6" 7 and 8), CYO seniors, high will be availa1ble at the door. school' jayvees and high school ,:arsity. Elementary competition will take place at 2 P.M. Sunday, , Monsignor HiSlgins March 3 and all other divisions Receives Award at 2 P.M. Sunday, March 10. CHICAGO (NC)-Msgr. George Entries must be received by G. Higgins, ,secretary for research Wednesday, Feb. 20. More inof the U. S. Catholic Conference, formation may, be obtained from was voted this year's recipient Sister Mary Sheila at' Bishop of the Pope John XXIII Award Feehan High School, Attleboro. by the Association of Chicago Public and private schools are Priests, (ACP), it was announced eligible in both grammar and here. high school' divisions. The award was given to Msgr. Awards will be given to the Higgins for his work in the .first three squads in each divistruggle by the United Farm sion. Workers of America foJ(' the right Over 15 entries have already to rellresent the farm workers been received, and organizers in labor negotiations. say the high school competition Msgr. Higgins' column appears promises to' be the most outweekly in The Anchor. standing in years.

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ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Rev. Ronald A. Tosti will be guest speaker at the Monday, Jan. 28 meeting of the Women's Guild, to take place in the school hall. Guests are welcome to hear Father Tosti's address on "Changes in the Modern Church," A chicken barbecue and penny sale are scheduled for Saturday night, Jan. 26, also in the hall. Tickets are available from the rectory or guild members or may be reserved by calling Mrs. Vivianne Lizobte, telephone 992-1289. • HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Project Leisure will meet from 2 to 4 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 31 • in the school hall. Rev. Richard Wolf, S.J. of the faculty of Bishop Connolly High School will present a program highlighting music of the 1940's. Refreshments will be served. The 1923 Club will hold a dinner-<lance for paid up members at 7 P.M. Saturday in the school hall. A new unit of the AID TO CHILE: Workers load food and blankets on a club will begin Sunday, Feb. 3. Parish Girl Scouts are contruck for distribution to needy families in Santiago, Chile. ducting a cookie sale and the Caritas Chile has said that 80,000 persons h'ave benefitted cooperation of parishioners, is from contributions of relief organizations in Europe and the. requested. The parish ski club holds trips United States. U. S. Catholic Relief Services donated $5,000 and 80 tons of food, clothing and medicine. Recipients were ,every Wednesday night, leaving political prisoners' families and others affected by the over- from the school at 5:30 P.M. Adult chaperones and drivers throw,of the Salvador Allende government. NC lPhoto. are needed for the project and ~ay". c~n.tilc~~R.t~\;'.) Y{jJl!~~ .. ,G.. Campbell at the rectory.,

Commissiolr'l Urges Greater Study Of Eucharist,. Office of Bishop

ROME (NC) - Greater study on the Eucharist and on the office 'of bishop were jecommended by the second meeting of the mixed commission of the Lutheran World Fedenition (LWF) and the Vatiqm Secreta,riat for Promoting Christian Unity. The meetings were held recently in Rome. The mixed commission seeks' to stimulate development of Catholic-Lutheran relationships in the search for Christian Uni:ty. The first meeting was held last year and a third meeting has been set for the second half of Hl75. At the recent meeting par'~ic­ ipants discussed ,two study documents: one prepared 'by Lutheran Prof. Atolf Morton Ritter on the resuI-ts of historical research on the subject of "The Early Christian Church and Its Significance for the Struot.ures of the Chu,rch Today"; the other, prepared by Dr. Vinzenz Pfnur,a CathoHc, on the subject of "The 'Problem of Minlistry in· the AcELECTRICAL Contradors

ST. MICHAEL, . FALL RIVER Abortion will be discussed by Mrs. Hilda Nicolosi at the meet· ing of the Home and School Association slated for 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the school hall. The speaker is active in anti-abortion organizations. All area residents are invited to at· tend. Ticket sales have begun for St. Michael's annual spring fashion show, to be held at Venus de Milo restaurant Wednesday, March 13. They are available from parents of parochial school pupils or from members of the . planning committee. Parishioners and friends are asked to save _paper and magazines for a drive to be held the weekend of April 20.

tual Dialogue Between Lutherans and Catholics." A third paper was also presented. lot was prepared by Lutheran Prof. George Lindbeck on the topic of "The Future of Inter-Confessional Discussion on Ministry," Prof. Lindbeck pointed out the need for greater study by both Catholics and Lutherans on various important problems connected wfrth the. office of bishop. A communique issued at the . end of the meetings said that in the ~uture i,t is hoped that the mixed commission can present a sta-te~ent of common understanding of the' Eucharist by bdth-churches, pal1ticularly I in the light of other ecumenical , studies being carried out by NOTRE DAME, v:arious interchurch groups. Further study' on the ministry, FALL RIVER The Council of Catholic Women and especially on 'the oUice of bishop, as well as a continuing will feature a calendar party at of efforts to insure that the its meeting set for 7:45 P.M. Roman Catholic and Lutheran 'Monday, Jan. 28 in Jesus~Mary churches can help each other in academy auditorium. Hostesses various fjelds of action was rec~ are Mrs. Maurice Mathieu and ommended. Mrs. Normand Desrosiers.

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KNOW YOUR FAITH The Use of Money

Taking Up the .Collection Shortly after my arrival at Holy Family in Fulton, a parishioner made 'this promise: "Father, if you take care of our spiritual needs, we will take care of the' parish's financial needs."

One of the strongest themes of the Old Testament is the condemnation of idol worship, the adoration of false gods. At first glance the subject seems to have little or no relevance today; idol worship is not too common a practice in our society.

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'f.wo-and-a-half years later I can testify that this extremely generous, but not wealthy parishioner turned his promise into a prediction. The weekly income has remained constant, even increased; bills have been paid promptly; normally within 10 clays; the debt on a three-yearold church is down from $74,000 to $35,000. What remains remar,kable about such dalta is that we also eXiperienced during this time, a four-month strike at our major industry (the collection never declined a bit) and a heavy assessmen1t (55c per offertory- dollar) for the Catholic school apostolate. -It -argues convincingly -for a soft-sell, hardly-ever-mentionfrom-the-pulpit approach to parish finances. We prinl !: the weekly of,fer,ing figure in our bulletin and have the trustees give a very detailed report at the fiscal year's conclusion. Otherwise, the subject is seldom mentioned except to extol these people for their loyal support throughout a dif,ficult, innationary period. While rtotally accepting this gentle, silent philosophy about money and worship, I s'till believe that the collection Is or should form a significant feature of Ithe Sunday eucharistic celebration. It ought to involve everyone, be clearly visible and occupy a distinct, exclusive slot within the liturgy. integrate into Liturgy For those reasons I prefer a literal passing of the basket rather than the in and out thrust of ushers wilth long-handled one-al'm receptacles. The former forces persons to take the basket from a neighbor and hand it to another. In a minor way, they become involved. For these reasons, also, I am not enthused about the procedure of leaving one's offer,ings at the door upon arrival at church. This has a basically noble' purpose - to minimize time and effort given to money matters at Mass-burt it fails to integrate collections effectively within the liturgy. The Roman Missal's General Instruotion supports this viewpoint in article 49: "At the beginning of the liturgy of the eucharist, Ithe gifts which will become the Lord's hody and blood are brought to the altar ..."

DEVELOPING ATTITUDES: Parents can help their children develop right attitudes toward money by reflecting such attitudes in their own lives. A boy learns to share with the Church through the example of his parents who gave him the dollar to put in the coming collection NC Photo. "It is desirable for the faithful ,to present the bread and wine ... The rite of carrying up the gifts continues the value and spiritual meaning of the ancient custom when the people brought bread and wine for the liturgy from their own homes." "This Is also the appropriate time for the collection of money or gifts for the poor and the Church. These are to be placed in a suitable area, but not on 'the altar." For these reasons, finally, I think congregational singing while the baskets are being passed can prove counterproductive It violates a liturgical principle which maintains two major actions should not occur at the same moment in public worship.

Background Music It is awkward to say the least; simultaneously to reach into one's wallet or pocketbook, pass the collection receptacle, open a hymnal, find the proper page, and sing with gusto. This seems, instead, an excellent occasion for background music - a 'harmonized choral piece or an instrumental interlude. Those fill the vacuum, neutralize collection sounds, and create a prayerful reflective cHmate. Such an atmosphere enables the community to rest a bit mentally, leisurely ponder the homily's points, and prepare for at-

tentive participation in the e4charistic prayer. A procedure of this type presupposes sufficient ushers who can .supervise the gathering of monies with swift dispatch and patient celebrants who will sit and wait during that period. It also presumes a procession (ideally with different parishioners each week) and a warm, friendly greeting from the priest for the gift bearers at the altar.

Seton Bicentennial Year Proclaimed ANNAPOLIS (NC)-Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel has issued a proclamation declaring 1974 as Seton Bicentennial Year. In the proclamation, Gov. Mandel said, "Blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born citizen of the United States to be proclaimed Blessed by the Catholic Church, has brought honor to her country and to this state by her exemplary practice of the virtues to her many roles as daughter, wife, mother, Religious, educator, and ecumenist." . Cardinal Lawrence Shehan of Baltimore opened the Seton Bicentennial Year at Emmitsburg, Md. with a Mass attended by about 1,400 clergy, Religious and lay persons. Mother Seton was a native of New York City, but founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph in Emmitsburg, Md.

But on second thought it becomes clear that there are today idols-false gods":"'as seductive as any which tempted the Israelites of the Old Testament. One of the most seductive of all is money. Idolatry is the word that best describes the manner in which many persons center their lives on, .the pursuit of money and what it can buy. Many people in their heart of hearts define themselves, not in terms of personal qualities, but in terms of money. "I am a person who earns $17,000 a year, lives in a $40,000 house, drives a' $3,500 car, takes a $500 vacation each year ..." Paradox But there is a curious paradox in all' this. Many of the same people adopt an almost puritan attitude on the subject of money when it' is a question of legiti· mate financial appeals directed to them· by other people. "If the poor would get out and work, they wouldn't be poor." "The trouble with my pastor is that he's always talking about money." "I don't know what those teach~rs are talking about, wanting their salaries raised." The message in such comments is clear, although not expressed in so many words: "It is all right for me to be obsessed with money, but it is wrong for

Sider to Leave Religious Life PURCHASE (NC)-Sister Elizabeth J. McCormack, president of Manhattanville College, an· nounced here in New York that she is leaving the Religious life after 30 years. In a letter to the college community, the 51-year-Old former nun said she had asked for and received release from her vows because "the commitment I made in 1944 can no longer be fulfilled by me within the Society" of the Sacred Heart, to which she belonged. "The world in which we live is dynamic," Miss McCormack said. "It is inevitable that both instil!Utions and individuals evolve as they are moved by the forces of life." She had been contemplating leaV'ing the Religious life, she added, for three years.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Jan. 24, 1974

Says Real Understanding Comes' ()nly From Conflict

VATICAN CITY (NC)-FriendIier relations between the United States and the two Communist giants, the Soviet Union and China, were the' outstanding developments in 1973, 'according to the Vatican's foremost news ana· Iyst. Federico Alessandrini, head of the Vatican Press office but writing in a private capacity, warned however that the eventual direc· tion this new course will take "is ,not easily foreseeable."

It is a peculiar time for ecumenism. On the one hand, the range of agreement among theologians of various denominations on controversial doctrinal points is rapidly expanding. On the other hand, suspicion and distrust among religious collectivities and The result was that while the organizations is increasing. scholars were coming closer and Thus, Catholics and Angli- closer together, Protestant and, cans have reached agreement Jewish nativism was increasing on a theology of the priesthood but Catholic civil rights organizations are beginning to emerge as Catholics gra~p the fact that ~W:&ltrzm$tm:::'4:::::::}::7:;: .......:?:..


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nativism did not disa.ppear from American society with the elec· tion of John Kennedy. The Su·! preme Court decisions on parochial schools and abortion have aroused the ire. of Catholics more than anything else in a long time. hldeed, one hears considerable anger at church leaders for not fighting these battles vigorously enough. Both agreement andcontroversy seem to be' growing spontaneously. I' would like to suggest that this is riot only 'not so unusual, but typical for American society. Conflict and understanding must go hand in hand; any understanding on the theoretical level which does not take into account the realities of inter·group conflict in American life will not be worth very much. It is' only out of conflict-carried on within the overarching American consensus-that real understanding can come. ' Warped Decision In the first flush of ecumenical enthusiasm two things happened that facilitated religious dialogue in the short run but may have postponed long run I:nderstand~ ing. First of all, many American Protestants apparently thought that Catholics were going to stop being Catholics and become native American Protestants. Secondly, many Catholic leaders -motivated by the naIve liberal ecumenismthat thought there was no difference among denominations in the United Statesbegan leaning over backward to' avoid giving the slightest' offense to. the newly discovered separated brothers. Thus one of the Supreme CouM justices who voted against aid to Cathoilic schools is well known for vehement antiCatholic feelings. This was never mentioned when his appointment, was being considered and was' not mentioned after the warped decision forbidding aid to Cath· olic schools. Or again, clergy and hierarchy have held back when many laity (particular,ly in large cities in the East) wanted to take a leaf from the black· strategy in demonstrating for aid to Cath· olic schools. Such militancy was thought inappropriate in an era of religious good feeling.

in the United States, to such an extent that I believe anti-Cathoic feelings are higher. than they have been in the last thirty years. To a considerable extent,' we have only ourselves to blame. We accepted the abuse of '.'eth· nics" as hawks and racists all through tiie sixties. We turned our back on the Polish jokes in the na,tional media. We pretend· ed that Catholics (ethnic and otherwise) were not underrepresented in the top corpot,ate bureaucracies, many of the major foundations, and the senior faculty of almost all the great uni· versities. We yielded on issues that were important to many Catholics without any sort' of militant protest. Small wonder the nativists thought we were going to stop being Catholics. And does anyone seriously think that all the publicity given ,to departing priests and 'nuns did not have some of the Maria ,Monk nativism about it? Essential Interests It is axiomatic that the health of America's competitive pluralism requires that no group give up what are its absolutely essen· tial interests. If they do-or their leaders pretend to - a safety valve is closed off; and what appears on the surface to be harmOIJY is in reality' a boiler just about ready to explode. Conflict in the United States is as much a way of communication as theological dialogue. Dur· ing tile past decade we have ,communicated very effectively through the latter but have forgotten completely the need to communicate through the former. As a result, theologians have made rapid progress; but the National Council of Churches thinks it can return once again'to its anti-Catholic stances of the past on school aid without paying any price for so doing. RaCism and anti-Semitism have been smoked out in Americ'an society. Both are unfashionable (though the recent diatribe ·of Father Berrigan makes one wonder if anti-Semitism is becoming fashionable again-it is interesting to see the sa'inted Dan en· dorsing a cause which starts wars on religious holy days, murders prisoners, and guns down innocent athletes and air travelers). But nativism has not been smoked out. It is alive and well in the corporate board rooms, the eiite "anti-ethnic" journals and the Supreme Court. Catholics must make it clear that ,the pemnanent end of nativism is absolutely essential to 'the vital self·interests of American Catholics. ' Theological agreement is fine; but as long as nallivist bigotry in the Supreme Court denies aid to Catholic schqols, only half the ecumenical task has been done. © 1974" Inter/Syndicate

Writing in the Vatican City weekly photo magazine, L'Osser: vatore della Domenica, Alessan· drini observed: "Nobody would think of underrating the historic importance -and 'in ~his case the adjective can perhaps be used without exaggeration-of this evolption and of the merits Henry Kissinger acquired in making himself its ar·' chitect. "Yet it is to be hoped that the pursuit of this goal of peace leads nobody to undervalue particular issues' which,at least un'. til recently, were local corollaries of the broader confrontation." Religious Freedom

IDOLATRY: )[dol worship is not too common a practice' In our society. But on second thought it becomes clear that there are today idols-false gods-as seductive as any which tempted the Israelites of the old Testament. One of the most seductive of all is 'money. The great god, Money. NC Photo.

Tll'e Use of .Money Continued from Page Thirteen family and dependents. "Making provision;" furthermore, ordinarily includes a good deal more

Accuse Cocllition Of Religious Bias WASHINGTON (NC) - OfficiaIs of Catholic and non-sectarian organizations have accused the newly formed National Coalition for Public Education and Religious Uberty (PEARL) at religiou~ bigotry and of a s~rong anti-Catholic bias. "I fail to see how PEARL can do anything good fQr American education," said Father C. Albert KQob, president of the National Catholic Educatlional Associaltion (NCEA),' "since it has a negative philosophy and is made up of organizations known for thei,r >bigoted attitude toward Catholic education." SI~uart D. Hubbell, executive di-rector of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, called N'a,tional PEARL "nothing more or less than an anti-eath· ole coalition." Msgr. Edward F. Spiers, execul~ive director -,f Citizens for Educational Frel-Jom (CEF), a non-sectarian nonpublic school aid group, noted that National PEARL has its headquarters in the National Eduea~ion Association's (NEA) government relations office here and includes aJIllong its offkers ,the NEA president. The new coaLition is "an effort on ,the part of the public school bureaucracy ,to keep all funds under their own control," Msgr. Spiers said.

than providing the bare necessities of life. In a society like our own, a number of things which in other times and places were considered luxuries are now genuine necessities.

(Alessandrini seemed to be referring,here to issues such as the muzzling of free speech and the curtaining of religious freedom by authoritarian regimes. He has elsewhere pleaded that the lessening of international tens·ions should not diminish international concern over deprivation of human rights.) . . He continue£"To'igrior~' th~~e . issues as if they didn't exist or to be indifferent toward them ... would create bitterness and resentment, repressed for the moment but no less real for that." "History, or more precisely the' 'authors of history books, ;have got us into the habit of judging the suc,cess or failure of politicians 'by f.inal results."

In generai, a person with a mor,ally good attitude toward money wHl be in the position 'of divesting himself of money and material goods-getting rid of the excess - rather than constantly strugggling to amass more. He will, quite' simply, not want more than he really needs and he will rather steadily dispose of what he finds he does not need-not through extravagance and reckless spending, but in ways that make a genuine contribution to the well being of other people.

Although Alessandrini said no· body could doubt that relaxation of tensions between the United States and the two great Communist powers "are truly the salient events of the year just over," he expressed doubts that the "end of the American commitment in Southeast Asia" could actually mean peace ,in Indochina.

Parents can help their children develop right attitudes toward money by reflecting such atti· tudes in their own lives. The parent for who money is not the be-all and end-all of life and who makes it a steady practice to divest himself of what he finds to be excess is well on the way to tea'ching his children a healthY approach to money.


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Four Cluhs Chase Stoughton In Hockolnock Hoop Title Race The nine team Hockomock League basketball race appears, at this juncture, to be basically a four team battle for second place. With the campaign reaching the half way mark tomorrow night, the Black Knights from Stoughton hold a two game advantage the schedule will tell the tale over their nearest competi- for Mansfield, North Attleboro tors. The unbeaten quintet and Oliver Ames of Easton. could very well go through The three schools along with

the remainder of the season without a serious challenge from its league counterparts. The Hockomock leaders will bear watching come tournament time. While it is still possible for, at least, four Hockomock clubs to catch Stoughton, it is unlikely, realistically, the challengers will be fighting to qualify for a Division I state tourney berth. Nonleague winners must win 65 per cent of their in state games, to qualify. At this writing, all three schools within the eonfines of diocesan territorial limits that are members of the Hockomock circuit have excellent chances of qualifying. The second half of

Sharon are presently engaged in a dog fight for second place. North and Oliver Ames have a slim hold on second place. Mansfield and Sharon are a game behind in third. Conceding that each will probably lose one more game to Stoughton, the race will evolve as a head-to-head confrontation among the four. Stoughton is not only enjoying success on the hardwood courts, but also on the ice. The Knights lead the eleven team Southeastern Hockey League by one point over King Philip of Wrentham. Barring any let down, Stoughton will send representatives to both the state hockey and hoop championship tourneys.

New Bedford and Diman Now Teams to Beat Unlike' the hockey being played in the mid-sector of the diocese, which is club hockey, the Southeastern circuit is recognized by the Massachusetts Principals Association and thus its members are eligible for post season competition. The only other hockey loop within the diocese so recognized is the small (four team) Ca~pe Hockey League. Winners from both leagues will participate in the state playoffs. Canton and Oliver Ames are still within striking distance of Stoughton and, King Philip in the SHL and could quaUfy for the tournament. Canton is presently third in the standings with 20 points, one behind King Philip and one ahead of Oliver Ames. However, the Easton club has played one less game and could move up in the standings with a victory in that contest.. In the Cape loop Falmouth and Barnstable are contesting

for the tourney position. The two lar.ger Cape schools have both been successful in hockey in past seasons although somewhat hampered by a limited schedule. In the 26 team Southeastern Massachusetts "Basketball Conference Diman and New Bedford have moved to the fmnt of their respective divisions as the loop begins second half adion. Diman shocked many observers by defeating Wareham in their Division IV battle last week. Both clubs were unbeaten in league play entering the contest and it was thought by many that Wareham would handle the Artisans with ease. Such was not the case. Although Diman holds the edge now, the divisional race should get more interesting as season progresses. New Bedford Vocational and Norton are improving rapidly and could have a' say in the eventual outcome.

Conference to Realign Football Divisions Dartmouth is the only Conference team other than Diman to emerge from the first half with an unblemished record. The Division II frontrunner is oile game ahead of Holy Family High of New Bedford and two ahead of Case from Swansea. Seekonk and Old Rochester are tied for the top position in Division III. Both have suffered one league defeat. New Bedford leads favored Taunton by one game in the Division I standings. While the athletes perform on the basketball court and ice this week and next, Conference athletic directors will meet to make ready a proposal for Monday's Conference meeting regarding football alignment for the 1974

season. The league's principals are expected to vote on therecommendation in Attleboro at that time. There is little doubt that alignment changes are forthcoming. Durfee High and New Bedford are now members of the circuit. Both will be included in the new alignment. Without doubt they will be placed into Division I, but what will happen from that point on is anyone's guess. . Bishop Feehan High of Attleboro, Msgr. Coyle-Bishop Cassidy High of Taunton and Somerset have the poorest records in Division I over the past two seasons. It is probable that Feehan and Coyle will be moved.

LEPER LEADS SINGING: A cured leper catechist leads the congregation in song at a Mass in the leper settlement near Kasama, Zambia. The church and homes are made of mud and mortar and are threatened by heavy rains. People could use help in making bricks but do not appeal for it for as a visitor to the area recently stated "There are no appeals here-just suffering, silent dignity." NC Photo.

Dolphins' Shu la, Wins With Dedication HOUSTON (NC~"Being associated with Don Shula makes you proud to be a priest-to see his dedication and Christian spirit. The whole team is touched by that spirit." That's the way Father Brendan Dalton, one of several priests who travel with the Miami Dolphins football team, describes the coach of the Superbowl champions. ,Before their g,ames members of the team are able to attend either Mass or an interdenominational service, both of them arranged by Shula, a Catholic. A native of County Kerry, Ireland and an assistant pastor at St. 'Bartholomew's parish in Miramar, Fla., Father Dalton said: "The team has a spirit which is indefinable, but it is' there. Call it spirit, dedication, togetherness, belief in a single goal: being number one and staying number one." "I remember; the nuns doing a fine job and their classroom discipline," Shula said of his grade school days at St. Mary's .in Painesville, where he played tackle. While there, ShuJ.a said in an interView here, he played soft路 ball with the other students. "One of the parish priests, Wareham has been undefeated in Division IH the past two years in football and is a likely candidate to move up a division. Case has lost only twice in the same division, 'both times to Wareham. It is feasible that it could be moved. Whatever changes are made the league's governing body will be directed by the constitution' which states that the purpose of the conference is to provide equitable competitive conditions for all.

Father John Dearden, usually pitched softball with the lower classes agains, the upper classes during rE~cess. I made my first confession with Father Dearden, now cardinal of Detroit." Later, he won a scholarship to the Jesuit:run John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland. "I admired the Jesuits for the way they did things," Shula said.' ''I'll always be impressed with their purpose to educate the whole man. I am thankful for the opportunity to a.ttend John Carroll." Father Dalton said he felt that Shula is a better coach than even the legendary Vince Lombardi. "He will be be greater; better, more talked about than Lom路 bardi ever was,"

And the next time the Catholics on the Dolphins team go to Mass, they will probably see a rather famous altar boy, Dol路 phin quarter-back Bob Griese, who often serves during the Masses before the games.


Clergy Education NEW ORLEANS (NC) - The National, Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy will hold its fifth convention Feb. 19-21. The convention at Notre Dame seminary here, is for all directors of con路 tirruing education programs for dioceses or religious communities.

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