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Priests' Senate Publishes Counselling Directory At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Fal1 River Diocesan Senate of Priests, held at the Catholic Memorial Home, Friday, March 16, the presentation of the Social Concerns Committee was finalized. Rev. Robert A. McGowan, cochairman along with Rev. Thomas C. Lopes of this committee made the presentation first of al1, of the "Marriage and Family CounselJing Directory." The 31 page directory was prepared by the committee over this past year and contains the descriptions of the many and varied public and private agencies concerned with family an(J marriage counselling throughout the entire Diocese of Fall River. The Senators had received copies for study at the February meeting and reports received on the directives were more than favorable. Father McGowan then presented the two following resolutions: That the Senate will fund the printing of "Marriage and Family Counselling Directory" published by .the Family Life Committee of the Senate. The Senate will fund the distribution of the Directory to all priests of the Diocese. Both resolutions were unanimously passed by the Senate

Greater Research In Family Life Needed by All There is nothing typical any more about .the Catholic family in Amellica, or, as one f,amily life ,leader put it: "If U. S. family styles were ever homogeneous, they are not so today." With that thought to guide them, leaders from Catholic marriage and family organizations met in Chicago recently' to exchange ideas and to form some loosely knit cooperative projects. On one point they all seemed to agree: that the changing needs of the Catholic family have to he studied, and researched more today than ever before. And those needs have to be fulfilled, they added. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Christian Family Movement (CFM), the International Confederation of' Family Movements which deals with the Turn to Page Threp.

and all priests and agencies of the diocese will be receiving a copy shortly. Father McGowan, referring to GATHERING OF FRIENDS: Pope Paul greets Bishop Cronin warmly as Cardinal the lengthier report of the Social Medeiros, center, and Auxiliary Bishop Gerrard, left, share the joy of .the audience Concerns Committee presented at the February meeting, then granted by the Holy Father to a small group of those who accompanied the Archbishop of Boston to Rome on the occasion of his elevation to the College of Cardinals. Before proceeded to present the followhis episcopal ordination, Bishop Cronin served Pope Paul in the Vatican. ing proposals to the senate for ultimate presentation to the Most Reverend Bishop: That a ful1-time Diocesan Director of Family Life be appointed by the Bishop and that the priest who is appointed has nothing more than Sunday responsibmties in a parish. That the person appointed to this position have the competence described in the family life WASHINGTON (NC) - The 'create a community united by since 1959. She was then 36 report. president of Trinity Col1ege here faith and ethical and moral val- years old, the youngest col1ege That the procedure recom- has urged Catholic institutions of ues." president in this country. mended in the Committee report higher learning to become ceO'路 Sister Claydon, a leading Last year, she was one of nine for appointing the Director be ters for research into "the sa- spokeswoman on education, U. S. delegates from the U. S., fol1owed. credness of life and the right to made her comments in a speech -and the only woman delegate That the Director of Family life." to the John Carroll Society, an from 23 nations, at an internaLife be given a job description Sister Margaret Claydon of the organization of Catholic profes- tional Conference on Catholic including the responsibilities of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur _ sional men in the archdiocese of education at the Vatican. In her address to the John the director as given in the com- also recommended that Catholic Washington. mittee report. Sister Claydon has been pres- Carrol1 Society, Sister Claydon . universities and col1eges proThe assistant directors of vide chaplains who will redis- ident of Trinity Col1ege, a smal1 noted that the past decade has Turn' to Page Six cover for students "the way to liberal arts school for women, seen "the erosion of moral values" anq. "the removal of any sense of th-e transcendent in our CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL lives." A reflection of the turmoil in society was the U. S. Supreme Court abortion ruling in January Arthur Edgar Wills, St. Mar- parish, Attleboro, will serve in Castro, an Attleboro native, by which the majority of the garet's Parish, Buzzards Bay, a similar capacity for the Attle- attended Coyle High School and jurists "decided against life and . Bryant College. He is treasurer for death," she said. John F. Coyle, St. Pius X, South boro area. "Our colleges and universities Yarmouth, have he-en named of Attleboro chapter of the Red The men will assist Rev. John area lay chairmen f.or the Cape F. Andrews and Rev. Bento R. Cross, a trustee of the Portu- must, particularly 路at the univerand Islands area of the Fal1 River ,Fraga, Cape and Attleboro area guese-American Club and a di- sity level, engage in serious,ondiocese for the 1973 Catholic appeal directors respectively, rector of the Attleboro Lions going research in these areas Charities Appeal. Thomas O. Joseph H. Feitelberg, diocesan Club. He has been active in pa- which will be the most seriously challenged in the days ahead, Castro, St. John the Eva~gelist lay chairman; and Msgr. An- rochial and religious groups. those areas concerned with the thony M. Gomes, diocesan apsacredness of life and the right peal director. to life," she said. "Another obligation of colWills, :administrative officer leges and universities in these for -the Cape Cod Canal office of the Army Corps of Engineers, Turn to Page Two is active in SCouting and the Confraternity of Christ路ian Doctrine and was a 1972 recipient of ,the Marian Medal. He was educated in the Boston public Pictures schools and at the University of of Massachusetts.

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COYle, who served as parish appeal Chairman last year, is also active in the Holy Name Society. A World War II veteran, he served under General' Patton, and after .the war was employed by Westinghouse Electric in Boston, moving to Cape Cod in 1947. He attended Harvard and St. Botolph Art School. .

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Magazil'E~ Discusses Judaism,

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Mar. 22, 1973

Pays TriblLite to Rabbi Heschel

Fall RiverConcelebrated Mass For Rev. J. Normand Hardy' Twenty-three years of priestly his cal' for deposit in a bank, service was offered to Almighty Bom in Fall River on Jan. 13, God as a sacrifice along with 1917, Father Hardy filled pasthe sacrifice of the Mass, as toral assignments in Notre priests of the Diocese of fall Dame, Fall River, St. Jacques Roiver offered a concelebrat~d Parish, Taunton, and St. Anne Mass of Christian BuriaI for Parish, New Bedford. their confrere, Rev. Joseph NorFrom 1959 to 1961 he was asmand Hardy, of the 51. Peters- sistant .pastor at Good Shepherd Parish, Orlando, FIorida. After burg diocese In Florida. Most Rev. James J. Gerrard, serVing: also as assistant pastor Vicar General, performed the at Holy Cross Parish, Palmetto, final commendation; Most Rev. he was named pastor of AscenJames L. Connolly, former Bish- sion Parish, Fort Myers Beach. From Sept. 29, 1971 to his op of Fall River, who 23 years ago ordained the murdered man . death, Father Hardy was pastor of St. Raphael Parish, Lehigh a priest, attended. Rev. Msgr. Alfred J. Gendreau, Acres, and served as a member pastor of Notre Dame Church, of the diocesan liturgical comFall River, and Episcopal Vicar mission. Bishop Charles B. McLaughfor the Fall River Area, was the chief celebrant. Eight diocesan lin of St. Petersburg Diocese priests joined him ,in the Mass and the priests of the Florida while others from throughout Diocese concelebrated a Mass the- Diocese witnessed the rites. of Christian Burial for Father Rev. Thomas Morrissey, assis- Hardy before his body was tant pastor at .Notre Dame Par- transferred to Fall River. "I felt that he was the best ish, was Master of Ceremonies. The homily, stressing the hu- man I had." That was the way maneness of the priesthood and Patrick Jerome Robinson, a '10the exalted divine gifts placed year-old black res,ident of Palmetto, ,Florida, described 56by Christ in "earthen vessels'" year-old Father Hardy. .was delivered by Rev. John R. Father Hardy had willed half Foister, assistant pastor of Notre of his estate-of an undisclosed Dame Pari.sh. sum 'induding a savings ac,Father Hardy, pastor ofSt. cpuntand securities-to the. Raphael Church, Lehigh Acres, Robinson boy whom he had beFlorida, was killed· by a thief or . friended several years ago when thieves on Monday evening, the youngster was gravely ill March 12. Police said between from malnutroiUon. $200 and $400 had been taken "I felt that he was the best from the trunk of his automo~ man I had," said young R"obinbile. The money was apparently son who Father Hardy had once from church collecUons' that ,tried unsuccessful)' to adopt. the priest generally carried in "He talked' to me about the rigl'it way to grow up,about going to college. He told me, 'Be honest, go to church every Sunday.' " "He was a very, very compassionate and sympathetic man," NEW YORK (NC)-The board said Rev. Thomas Anglim, pastor of directors of the Catholic Press of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Association (CPA) has endorsed Fort Myers and Dean of the the National News Council being southern deanery of the .st. established by the Twentieth Petersburg diocese. Century Fund. "He wasa'!ways sympathetic "The board of 9irectors of the and helpful especially to miCatholic Press Association wel- grants or black people-people comes the formation of a coun- who were kind of down ,in life. cil," the hoard sa'id in 'a recently It was his project in life." approved resolution. "We pledge our wholehearted support of the council, especially' in view of Father O'Sullivan recent cOlJrt actions threatening Died March 17 the freedom necessary for' jour- . ·Rev. Killian O'SuHivan, SS.CC., nalists to carry out their respon- 'Provincial CounseUor of the sibility to society." Fathers of the Sacred Hearts in The CPA board added that it Fair-haven, died on Saturday, hoped the council-which plans March 17,. after a long illness. to receive and evaluate comBorn in County Cork, Ireland, pla'intsabout violations of press 58 years .ago, he entered the freedom 'and make reports Sacred Hearts' Fathers in 1944. would dnclude the religious press He was first professed at Warein its concerns. ham and made his fina'! profes. M.J. Rossant, Twentieth Cen- sion and was ordained a priest tury Fund director, assured the in Washington, D. C. Following his ordination in CPA that the council would in; deed meet with CPA representa- 1950, he was named vocational tives and thanked the Catholic director of ,the' Sacred Hearts journalism group for its support. Novitiate in Co·otehill,. County "It is very encouraging to re- Cavan, Ireland. He later became ceive such strong encouragement superior ape! novke master there. ,In 1958, he became director of at a time when powerful voices in journalism are seeking to pre- the sponsorship program at th~ vent the establishment of ,this Fairhaven Provincial House and _ needed new institution before was named Provincial Counsellor. it is launched," he said. A concelebrated Mass was offered at St. J'oseph Parish, Fairhaven, yesterday. Very Rev. THE ANCHOR Fintan Sheeran, SS.ce., provinSecond Class Postage Paid at Fall River. Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 . cial was principal concelebrant. Hlehland Avenue, Fall River. Mass. 02722 Rev. Daniel McCarthy, former by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail, postpaid. provincial, delivered the homily. ~ per ye.r. .'

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DECEASED: Cardinal Giuseppe Ferretto's death Iast week' reduces College of Cardinals to 143 withJ16 eligible to take part in a papal election. Cardinal Ferretto was friend- of Bishop Connolly and had visited the Fall River Diocese.

Pope Stresses Churches' Unity With ·Vatican VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope VI stressed the unity of local churches with the Vatican in separate audiences with delegates accompanying the newly created cardinals from Los Angeles and Boston. Speaking in English, the Pope told some ~O priests and laity from Los Angeles that he wished them to learn from this encounter in Ro.me the same unity they have expressed in their allegiance to Cardinal Timothy Manning. ."Priests especially," Pope Paul said, "are 'aware, as Paul told the Philippians, how Timothy 'has proved himself by working with me on behalf of the good news.' " The Pope continued: "It is our hope that all the priests of Los Angeles will feel more closely one with' us, and that the ecclesial bonds that unite them with their Ordinary will draw them closer to the successor of Peter." Pau~

Precious Gift Speaking to Cardinal Humber.. to Medeiros of Boston and his delegation, the Pope welcomed , them with the peace of Christ. "We hope you will always .have that precious gift which Jesus Christ offers us, His peace," the Pope told Cardinal Medeiros. "But we are confident (you will ~press) that further peace which. comes from the unity of the Church: the unity of bishops with the See of Peter and among themselves, and their unity with their priests, Religious and people." Cardinal Manning left Rome March 9, for Dublin and his hometown of l3allingeary, County Cork. While in Dublin the new car~ dinal, accompanied by his brother's family from Ireland and few California clergy, were the guests of the president of Ireland, Eamon De Valera.

NEW YORK (NC) - Editors call the considation of this of the Jesuit weekly, America, cha'nge." Jacob Neusner, professor, relihave devoted an entire issue to contemporary Jewish religious gious studies, Brown University life and thought, as articulated . said: "Heschel attempted to creby the late Rabbi Abraham Josh- ate a 'natural theology' for Juda-' ua Hesche!. ism, a theology which would be. Rabbi Heschel, 65, professor gin where people actually are, of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism in all their secularity and ignoat the Jewish Theological Sem- rance, and carry them forward inary of America, died in late to Sinai." December. 'Effective Partner' "Our editorial purpose," exProf. Fritz A. Rothschild, of plained Jesuit Father Donald the Jewish Theological Seminary Campion, head of the map.a7.ine'~ faculty: "Heschel shows how editorial staff, "extends beyond this 'scandal of particularity' (of the paying of a justly deserved Judaic doctrine) can be overt1'libute to the memory of an out- come: not by abandoning this standing religious thinker. ancient faith in favor of ·a vague "Christians today cannot af- broad humanism, but by showford to remain ignorant of the 'ing modern Jews that their clasvitality and rich vIgor of reli- sical tradition speaks to the congious thought and life within the cerns of all human beings and one community with which they is grounded in universaJl and have ties so deep and lasting a~ pervasive traits of our existence';' to transcend human understandFather John C. Haughey, assoing." ciate editor of America said: In the March 10 issue of "His prayerfulness made him an America four Jewish and four e~tremely effective partner in Christian writers recaH the the encounter with Christianity. bearded and beloved scholar He did not, in fact, trust a spirit who visited Pope. Paul VI in of dialogue that did not emerge 1964 and 1971 and is credited from a personal interiorization with many of the strengths of of one's own ,faith." the Second Vatican Council decFa,ther Raymond E. Brown, laration on the Jews and non- BibHcal scholar at Woodstock Christian religions. and Union Theological Seminary: "The Old Testament can tell us Meeting With Pope something about the sanctity of Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chan- this life that we might not suscellor emeritus of the Jewish pect from -the New Testament. Theological Seminary, told of Abraham Heschel was a man Dr. Heschel's recoHection of his wHo listened -to the voices that mid-counC'i1 encounter with Pope s'peak in the Hebrew Scriptures, Pau!. Dr. Heschel "thoughtfully and his life was an eloquent spent several' hours with _me, witness of their power to sancdescribing in detail what had tify. men." occurred, .and how much· he thought he had achieved," Rabbi Finkelstein said. '''But he had Continued from Page One achieved more at that time than. one could know." days is to provide chaplains 'who The Rev. John C. Bennet, re- will perform their ministry as tired president of Union Theo- pastor, priest and prophet, and J'ogical Seminary wrote: "I truly governor ... Within our colleges, believe that there h~IS been a the chaplain must exercise leadradical brea1k in-the minds and ership in liturgical observance consciences of both Protestants and celebrations, and rediscover and Catholics with their evil for today's students the way to past of anti-Judaism, which so create a community united by often helped to create the cli- faith and moral values." mate in which brutal racist antiSemitism has flourished ... Abraham Heschel has had an enormous in1i1uence in what: one may

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Family Life Continued from Page One Spanish-speaking, Teams of Our Lady, Marriage Encounter, and the U. S. bishops' office of family life. "The meeting was a sharing," said Peter Foote. He and his wife were one of two chair-couples on the program comm~ttee of CFM. He said the meetJing, the first of its kind for the Catholic family groups, was valuable in finding out what was needed in the family movements. "Ther€ is a need for continuing reflection about marriage and the family. There ,is a need to dispel confusion about what is going on both in secular and religious aspects of family life as well as in the interplay of the two," Foote said. "The family movement comes alive by a careful observation and reflection' on what is happening in families, and an effort to make a response in the light of the Gospel. What people want from us 'is support in doing' that." Foote said ,that when f,amily life leaders taIk about family life today, ,they are no longer talking about on€ thing. What is binding th€ leaders together, Foote be· Iieves, is the need to clarify the atmosphere as to what needs to be done to respond to different family needs. Married couples today, said Msgr. James McHugh, head of the U. S. Catholic Conference family life division, are under pressures from a constantly changing society. There is greater mobility in changing jobs, in places to live, in. education. There is no stratified class distinctions as. in other courutr,ies, he pointed out. What is needed for many Catholic married couples- in the United States is a "supportive network" of assistance from the family life groups, Msgr. McHugh said. Otherwise, he warned, many of these couples "are sure to become victims of instability of the social structure."

Hospitals Declare Stand on Abortion

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Diabetics Form New Group The Greater Fall River Diabetic Association will hold an or·' ganizational meeting at 7:30 Wednesday night, March 28 at Model Cities Neighborhood Clinic, 102 County Street, FaIl River. All diabetic patients, their friends and relatives, are urged to attend. The association will have as its purpose the dissemination of information regarding the control of dia'betes. At the initial meeting Dr. Gordon Stokes of the staff of Truesdale Hospital will speak on physiological and. sociological aspects of the disease. Refreshments and a discussion period will follow. The new group is co-sponsored by St. Anne's Hospital, the Model Cities agency and Southeastern Massachusetts University College of Nursing.

LEADERS MEET TO PLAN APPEAL: Rev. Francis L. Mahoney, assistant at Immaculate Conception Parish, Fall River and diocesan director for American Catholic Overseas Aid Fund Appeal, center, discusses the campaign scheduled for the weekend of March 31-April 1 with Bishop Edward E. Swanstrom, right of the Catholic Relief Services and Msgr. Andrew P. Landi, assistant director of CRS, left.

Diocesan Students on Board of Directors Of Massachusetts Youth for Life Two members of the Fall R,iver diocese are on the board of directors of Massachusetts Youth for Life, a coalition of young persons opposed to legislation permitting abortion. They are Michael P. Vandal, Westport, a student at Boston College, and Robert T.S. Simmons, Fall River, a student at Suffolk University. Vandal is chaIrman of the board and Simmons serves as -its treasurer. The org,anization has issued the following statement in support of anti-abortion legislation now before the state. house of representatives: Massachusetts Youth FOR Life, as a coalition of persons who believe in the dignity of all Iife strongly supports resolution H6092 presently before the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We thus state our approval of this bill which petitions the Congress of the United States to enact. legislation amending the Bill of Rights to establish the rights of the unborn. It is our concern that Hfebegins at the time of concept1on; and it is our concern that this life be respected and SUbsequently, protected.

misunderstanding the safety of the mother, and totally disregarding the life of ,the unborn, the Court see~s to reduce the argument to a matter, of a ·woman's privacy. Privacy and convenience are almost always welcome developments, but when they are the' catch' words that seek to re-define matters of life and death as the trivial matters of practical expedience, the propaganda must be rejected by any civilized society. The most fundamental purpose of society is to protect life. In a land whose foundations are built upon the laws of God and liberties of man, let us never aI-

ST. PAUL (NC)-Catholic hosChurchmen Oppose pitals in Minnesota have declared Capital Punishment that they will fight any efforts to CARSON CITY (NC)-Bishop force them to permit abortions. Joseph Green of Reno has anThe Minnesota Conference of nounced his opposition to cap. Catholic Health Facilities took ital punishment and urged that l:Jhat stand in a statement realternatives to the death penalty affirming the Church's opposi-such as life-long incarceration tion to abortion. of criminals-be considered. The resolutions stated that Catholic facilities "shall vigorEpiscopal Bishop Wesley ously defend . . . the constituFrensdorff of Nevada joined the tional right of hospitals to proCatholic prelate in opposition to vide health care services in a the death penalty, asserting that manner consistent with this it does not deter violent crime stated position/' as many believe. Active Response. The resolution also declared The churchmen made .their continued "support for and pasFor those unaware, Mass. comments in statements presage of -laws preserving the right Youth iFOR Life has ,been formed sented to a joint hearing by ,the of any person or institution to .in active response to the recent state senate and assembly judirefuse to administer, perform or Supreme Court decision calling ciary committees. The state submit to an abortion as a matfor abortion on request up to the legislature is considering 10 bills ter of personal conscience." sixth month of pregnancy. We related to ,reinstatement of caphave resolved to promote respect ital punishment in the state. Names New Dean for all human life, at every stage Last June the U. S. Supreme WASHINGTON (NC)-Eugene of its development from the Kennedy, chairman of the biol- moment of concepti-on to that Court ruled that capital punishogy department at the Catholic time of natural death; to cam- ment as generally imposed in UniverSity of America, has been paign in the ,interest of respect this country was a violation of named dean of ,the Graduate for life; and to do everytl')ng in the Eighth Amendmen.t prohibiSchool of AI'lts and Sciences. He our power to defend the right to tion against cruel and unusual is a fellow of the Washington life of all persons, withpartic- punishment. However, the court 'at the same Hme indicated that Academy of Science and Diplo- uJ.ar regard for the unborn. it might llIpprove new death penmat of the American Academy of Any scientific attitude toward alty laws baring personal discreMicrobiology. He will replace. John J. Murphy, who has served abortion must be characterized tion by· judges and juries in as dean of the school since 1968. as the destruction of life. While sentencing.

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wonder why these Supreme Court Justices, who have seen so many years of Hfe, cannot appreciate. the facts of life, and the gestation through which each and every human being indubitably must endeavor. However, as youth, we are very dose to that life which so many seek to destroy. It is from this close vantage point that we recognize the preciousness of the individual life of each child growing and developing in its mother from zygote to embryo, to fetus, to birth. It is with fervent trust in the goodness of mankind that we seek the defense of these young children unseen to us in the womb. We urge our legislators, and all people, to look to the myriad of positive alternatives for recompense of social problems, and to do so in the Hght of undying hope.

Dubuque to Aid Pregnant Women DUBUQUE (NC) - The Dubuque Archdiocesan Catholic Charities here said it will "put its money where its mouth is" for pregnant women who do not want their babies. In- a letter to Catholic pastors, Catholic charities director Father Thoma'S Rhomberg said the organimtion would guarantee funds "to assure that financial 'consideration would never be a factor in ~empting a mother to abort." Most women"who cannot afford medical care themselves are already eligible for funds from other sources, :Father Rhomberg said, and in such casces Cathol:ic charities counselors would refer women to the appropriate sources. But, he said, if no other sources are available "the Church's agency will &ee that the bills are paid. We believe the Church must put its money where its mouth is."

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Mar. 22, 1973

'Meqny Promises Support For Farm Workers Union , James R. Hoffa, former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was 60 years of age on Valentine's Day. At a mammoth birthday party sponsored by some of his middle-echelon pals in the International, he told a reporter that his chief however, that he would move, ambition is to "be able to quickly to block ,any bid by Hofspeak out aBain about the fa to return to union office. in injustice to the little people ,violation of the condition of his of America." I think we can all agree that that's a very worthy ambition. Unfortunately, however, the "lit-

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tle people" represented by the United Farm Workers Union have already learned, to their utter dismay, that, with friends and champions like Jimmy Hoffa, they really don't nel~:1 any enemies. Speaking on Fe1,. 20 at Stanford University, Hofh blithely characterized UFWU president Cesar Chavez as "i~­ competent." Listen to who s taJlking! He also predicted-with a degree of, self-assurance worthy of a better cause-that the Farm Workers Union will "go out of business" once its jurisdictional dispute (sic) with the Teamsters is settled. "We aren't going to give up to another union what is under our jurisdiction," Hoffa said at Stanford. "We will fight Chavez just like we fight employersuntil we win, and we will win." (This I doubt, but that's another matter). Signed Boycott Pledge Often dr,awing loud boos from the crowd of some 200 students, Hoffa added: "I think if you just have a IJittle patience, Chavez will go out of business and we'll keep flourishing. If we are wrong (you are, Jimmy) Chavez will have a big powerful union., If we are right, Chavez will probably become part of us." If Hoffa really believes that last statement, he is capable of believing almost anything. It's interesting to note that the self-styled champion of the "little people" who is now threatening to put the Farm Workers Union out of business is the same Jimmy Hoffa who, less than six months ago, signed a lettuce boycott pledge and, shortly thereafter, strongly defended Cesar Chavez and his movement in a rather heated colloquy with WiolJiam F. Buckley on the latter's television talk show. One can only guess as to what it was that prompted Hoffa to change his mind so suddenly and unexpectedly. My own guess is that he has decided to get himself reelected as president of the Teamsters International and -with this goal in mind, is already scrounging around for ran'k-andfile support wherever he can find it. Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst has stated publicly,

release from prison. Kleindienst said that the government will strictly enforce the terms of President Nixon's commutation of Hoffa's sentence. Cold-Blooded Threat It remains to be seen, of not the Decourse, whether partment of Justice willI, in fact, lower the boom on Hoffa, if he decides, on advice of counsel, to disregard the Attorney General's warning. In any event, if Hoffa can eventually square himself with the government, I suppose he has as much right as any other Teamster to run for the presidency of the International. The decision is up .to him; it's none of my business, one way or the other. , \. I think it is my business, however, to say very bluntly that Hoffa's cold-blooded 'threat to destroy the Farm Workers Union is absolutely disgraceful from the point of view of trade union ethics. I say this re1luctantIy and with deep regret, for the last thing in the world I would want to do would be to pick a fight with a man who has Just ,been released from prison and is still on probation. Hoffa's record, then, is completely beside the point and has nothing whatsoever to do with the matter under discussion in this column. For present pur-, poses, I am simply saying that his recent punch-drunk attack on Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers Union marks him in my book as a street-corner bully. Disgraceful Action The' on'1y thing to do with a bully is to call his bluff. My calling his bluff, however, is obviously a rather meaningless gesture. I am sure that he and the Teamsters International could care less about my opinion on this matter. The only, organization that can call their bluff and really make 'it stick-the only organization' 'that can hit them where it hurts -is the national AFL-CIO. Fortunately there is good reason to think that the Federation is preparing to do just that. At the recent AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, George Meany went out of his wayan two different occasions to let the media know that the Federation fully intends to su'pport the Farm Workers Union-and support it all the way-in its life-and-death struggle with the Teamsters. He said, among other things, that "the agreement they (the Teamsters) made with the growers recently in California, to me is tantamount to stri'ke brea,king. And you can quote me on that." _ Later -in the same press conference, he added, for g,ood measure, that "the Teamsters action in -sighing this back-door con~ tract with. the growers in CaBfornia in order to destr.oy the Farm Works Union . . . was

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ACIES CEREMONY: Bishop James J. Gerrard presides at 21st annual Acies Ceremony of Legion of Mary of Diocese of Fall River. J?edicated to sanctification through prayer and spiritual work for souls, the Legion reconsecrates its active and" auxiliary members yearly at the rites held at St. Mary's Cathedral. From left, Mrs. Jean Fairhurst, Legion secretary; Mrs. Katherine Hart, treasurer; thle Bishop; Rev. Matthew Sullivan. SS.CC., homilist; Miss Marie Lebeau, president; Very Rev. Thomas J. Harrington, spiritual director, of Fall River Comitium of Organization.

Philosophy ,Outpoin1ts; Newer Programs WASHINGTON (NC) - The ancient .study of philosophy outpointed new programs in "special ministries" 'such as inner city work in 13. survey of seminarians and their teachers. Most of those responding to the survey conducted by the Center for ,Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) here, said that a good philosophy program provIdes a solid foundation ;for understanding the Christian faith and that this is the most important factor in planning a seminary program. This was considered more important than factors such as developing, capabilities in specific fields of the. arts and sd· ences, and preparation for special ministries. "Preparation for special minis· tries received almost no first or second place choices," said Fa,ther George F. McLean, a Catpo!ic University philosopher who conducted the survey. "Indeed, it was thought by some to be a thoroughly foreign consideration. 'Enthusiastic, Response' "This appears surprising in the

from a trade union point of view, absolutely disgraceful." Agrees With Meany Two days later, returning to the 'same subject, Meany said, with reference to Hoffa's Stanford tantrum, that "Jimmy has looked in his crystal ball many times in the past, and he hasn't always come out right." I agree with President Meany all the way. In my opinon, he was dead right in saying'that the Teamsters are not going to be successful in their unconscionable effort to destroy the Farm Workers Union. Here's hoping' that Hoffa and the Teamsters will get Meany's message and come to' their senses before it's too late-not too late for Chavez and his struggling union, but too late for the Teamsters., The old adage is still true: the bigger they are, the haL"der they fall. A word to the wise is~or at least ought to be-sufficient. ( @ 1973 NC Features·)

view of the emphasis that has been placed in recent years, for example, upon the importance of the study of the social sciences as preparation for innercity' apostolates," Father McLean said. "This may suggest an increasing awareness that people turn to a priest not f-or his understanding of the mechanics of poverty as, treated in the economic and social sciences but for his awareness of the meaning of poverty arid ,mater1al well-being for man's life in God. '''The survey found a positive and enthusiastic response to the phlJo:sophy significance of among aI-I categories," Father McLean said. "But there was an interesting contrast: -between the students and thl~ professors when asked about, the role of philosophy 'in relation to the student's persona'! growth."

ing the meaning and value of life" and as contributing to "human growth in spirit and! in truth in the world, in one's community and in God:~ Father McLean said that following Vatican II some' seminaries dropped the strong!y systematized study of philosophy. Last year, however, the Vatic·an Congregation for_Catholic Education sent the bishops of the world a circular letter emphasizing the need for a full, structured and coordinated program of phiIosoph¥' in priestly formation. "The vast majority of respondents," Father McLean said, "felt that the letter was not calling for a rejection of the insights that had been gained during the past decade but was asserting that the time had come for assimilating these insights into an integral understanding of man."

'Value of :Life' The professors stressed that philosophy strengthened a student's critical and analytic capabilities, he said. The 'students, however, saw philosophy comses, "when well taught, as uncover-

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Theology Schools Share Trust F'und NOTRE DAME (NC) - The University of Notre Dame's department of theology became one of seven theological schools to share a gift of $350,000 from the Charles E. Merrill Trust, Ithaca, N. Y. The $350,000 is the first major gift to a $42 million development program being conducted by a consortium of the seven schools. The other theology schools are: The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif.; Harvard DiVinity School, Cambridge, Mass.; Yale Divinity School,

New Haven, Conn.; Union Theological Seminary, New York; University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, and the Vanderbilt Divinity School, NashvtiIle, Tenn. In making the announcement, Charles E. Merrill, Jr., chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, said, "There is a void in our culture. I bel'ieve the foundations have' a responsibility to encourage and support these seven top-ranked theological institutions as they seek to understand the void and devise new and creative ways of overcom'ing it."

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PARISH CENTENARY: Principals 'at tha lOOth anniversary banquet of St. Joseph's Parish, Fall River held on Sunday night were: Rev. Msgr. George E. Sullivan, pastor of St. Joseph's; Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S. r.D., Ordinary of the Diocese, who also addressed the gathering of more than 600; His Honor James P. McGuire, newly named Superior Court Justice and master of ceremonies for the evening's affair.

Vicious Legislation Proposed in Oregon EUGENE (NC)-Catholic hospitals would be forced to allow abortions and sterilizations under a bill that has been introduced in the Oregon legislature here. The Dill wpuld also require hospitals to provide replacements for any staff member who refuses to participate in an abortion. Oregon's two Catholic bishops called the b-Bl "monstrous" and said that "it would be difficult to imagine a more vicious piece of 'Iegislation, totally un-American in its attack on those freedoms \ guaranteed by the Constitution " ." We urge immediate and vig- orous reaction by way of protest," Archbishop Robert J. Dwyer of Portland and Bishop Thomas 'J. Connolly of Baker said in a joint statement. The bilI was introduced at the request of the Oregon Women's Political Caucus and has been referred to a committee. The bill refers to state and municipal hospitals and to all hospitals "entitled to a tax exemption of any kind under state law or supported ·in who'le or part by a state of local grant or subsidy." Virtually all private h!ospitals, including Catholic ones, receive some form of state aid or tax exemption. The bill says hospitals cannot "adopt a policy of excluding or deny-ing admission to any person asking sterilization" or "seeking .termination of pregnancy."

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Seminarian Survey The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate in Washington recently conducted a, survey of seminarians and seminary professors. It came up with the view of most respondents that a good philosophy program was more important than such areas as developing capabilities in' the arts and sciences and inner city work. , The future priests and their teachers were of the opinion'that a good philosophy program laid the foundation for . understanding the faith and this ,is the most important factor in planning a seminary program. This attitude should provide great encouragement to the whole' people of God. It shows that the seminarians have the right order of priorities-that they appreciate that theirs is a work of faith, that their calling is from God to minister among God's people as His ministers, to' build up the faith that God gives His people. ' Expertise in various fields such as specialized ministries are facets of the ministry, important ones, to be sure; but cannot take the emphasis from' the main thrust which is to show people how to live the faith, the life of union with and in God through Jesus Christ by the help of the ' Spirit. " The seminarians see' this' as their main work and look to the seminary to assist them in preparing for it. They see that future activities in which they will engage are the overflow of solid knowledge which goes hand in hand with the faith that God has given to them and wishes them to share with others.

Church and State Italian Cardinal Michele Pellegrino gave an interview in lVIexico in which he deplored links the Church has with the power structure. He asked the question, "How can the Church in some countries give witness to the Gospel if it still appears as an accomplice to social injustice." The Church's stand on social justice is on the record. , Encyclicals from the time of Leo XIII are clear and unmistakable in their calling for social justice and ,in spelling out how this should be brought about. But the Church also has a human element and is made up of people. There has.been a long tradition i~ some areas of the world of government support of the Church's mission. While this was a matter of supporting missionaries and paying salaries so that priests and religious would. be free to preach the \\lord of God is all well and good. But such a tie-in has-inevitably, it would seem--also meant in some places that Church officials have felt an obligation to the State and to those in places of political power. And this has given the appearance of Church support, of the power structure, sometimes in the face of needed reform. . This is the case nn'Latin America. There is need cof re,form so that many more persons can live in the dignity that their human nature, much less their sonship in the Father, demands. The reform will be brought about by violent revolution or by peaceful revolution. But change there will be. And the Church and her members and especially her leaders must be in the forefront of the peaceful revolution, instructing government officials how they must act so that social justice will be done. Wltatever would hamper Church leaders in the performa,nce of this work of God must be put aside. And if the traditional support of the Church by the State is such a ltandicap, then this must be cast off as a custom that has had its day, is no longer of value, can be a hindrance to the Church in giving a wrong appearance, and so must be done away with. '

Bishops Issue Basic, Teacl'tlings For Catholic R'eligious Edllcation

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LOS ANGELES (NC) - BasiC Teachings for Catholic Religious Education. a document recently issc:ed by the U. S. bishops, offers the best hope for restoring the integrity and stability of religious education, according to participants in a national conference on the document. The Lumen Christi forum her~ of Catholics United fbr the Faith (CUF) was described by CUF offieials as the first national puh:ic conference on the document. Each of the 400 participants was given a copy of Basic 'Teachings, which served 'as the basic document of the conference. Archbishop Robert Dwyer of Portland, Ore., called Basic Teachings an answer to "an intolerable situation" in which "the teaching of' reli~ion in our schools and CCD courses has become increasingiy less satisfactory from any standpoint of thorough presentation and doctrinal purity." "Even where the teaching has been conscientious and at least in intention in full conformity with orthodOXY," Archbishop Dwyer said, "the outcome has been a sad impoverishment of· popular knowledge and understanding of the Church." Official Standing

The blame for such a situation, he continued, emphaticalLy does not rest with the laity. "It was, as a matter of fact, from alert lay Ca'thotics that the first ~arnings were sounded ..." Basic Teachings "is no more OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER than an attempt to specify and. Published weekly by,The Ca~holic Press of the Diocese of Fall River list those doctrines of the Church 410 Highland AvenUe! which are certainly of faith. Fall River. Mass. 02722 675-7151 which must be known. believed PUBLISHER and practiced ..." the archbishop Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin. 0'.0.• S.T.D. said. "And this it does, I believe, GENERAL MANAGER ASST. GENERAL MANAGIER . reasonably well." Rev. Msgr. Daniel F. Shalloo, M.A. Rev. John P. Driscoll Archbishop Dwyer said that now he and other bishops would ~ leary Press-·ralr River

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promulgate Ba9ic Teachings "as the official standard of teaching in our schools and CCD classes." He said, howevelr, that 'he had no illusions that th:is would be easy. "There are many of our teachers, in good faith or in bad, who have been infected by the virus of modernism. who will not readily conform to the episcopal mandate or even heed the warning of discipline."

Continued from Page One family Hfe be appointed in each area of the diocese following the same procedure as recommended for the director. • That the Diocesan Director be commissioned to work in cooperation-'with the assistant directors, the senate, and the priests and laity of the diocese to develop a comprehensive family Hfe· program on a diocesan, deanery, and parish level in response to . the four 'major areas of concern' as described in the committee report. Reflecting the concern of the entire senate, discussion ensued and after several points of clarification, the entire six proposals were unanimou.sly approved by the Senate. Following 'the prescribed procedure, the pr9Posais will now be presented to the Most Reverend Bishop for his study and action. Joseph Reilly to Speak In other actions, the senate received reports from the other committees of the senate including that on priestly renewal, pastoral evaluation, constitutional and temporaliNes. In addition, items for the annual meeting of the National Federation of Priests' Councils were discussed to better enable Father Lopes to represent the Fall River Clergy at the meeting this week in Detroit. The next meeting of the priests' senate will be at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, April 13 'at the Catho[.jc Memorial Home. Mr. Joseph Reilly, Executive Secretary of the Massachusetts Cath~c otic Conference will address all assembled at 3 o'clock. All priests are invited to attend-both the meeting and the presentation by Mr. Reilly.

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PHILADELPHIA (NC)-Priests, nuns and laymen plan ,to visit the homes of city residents here Divine Person as part of a spir,itual 'renewal H. Lyman Stebbins, CUF pres- pro~ram at four inner city parident, said, "Basic 'Teachings re- ishes. minds us that the W<IY to devel: The voluntee,rs said they would op a love for Jesus Christ is to visit the residents of St. Elizacontemplate the. Divine Person beth, St. Columba, Most Precious of Jesus Christ as Holy Church Blood and Our Lady of Mercy has presented Him in the entire· parishes, wh.ich are participating treasury of her teaching and Lit- in the program as the members urgy. That is where we find Him, of the Christian Community of 'and finding Him is the whole ob- North Central Philadelphia. ject of catechesls. And that is During the visits. the volunwhy I say· that this document teers hope 'to discuss the needs comes to us by the grace of of residents and inform them of GOd-as a light on a very dark the advantages of parish serpath, as a herald ,()f the Lumen vices. ChristL" ' The visits, during, March, ,April, May and June, are exTheologian, Frank Sheed discussed Genesis and orig.inal sin, ,pected to be followed by Sunday the latter a fact that Archbishop open houses, at which area resiDwyer said had been given short dents can tour parish facilities, shrift in much CUfirent teaching. attend parish services and meet with parish staff members. Guided by St. Paul. said The visits are part of a larger Sheed, we can believe that a renewal program to strengthen catastrophe attended man at his Christianity in the areas in origin and that thi:3 catastrophe which the parishes are locatE!d. ultimately brought Christ to His "The real value of a cluster of death on the Cross to redeem four parishes working, praying, man. worshipping, teaching and learn"Even when through Baptism ing together is that.lt will bring we get the indwelling of Christ, together the approximately 10,that doesn't settle it," he said. 000 Catholics in North Central "Our life as Christians is the ef- Philadelphia and will give them fort to bring the elements of our an effective means of reaohing fallen nature into conformity. out to their neighbors and showing them that we oare," said with the life of God." Father John O'Brien, assistant Other speakers strl~ssed the pastor at St. Elizabeth's· Church. belief that the Euchclrist is a '''By uniting, the four parishes, Sacrifice and the importance of without losing their idenNty, will SCripture. be significantly strengthened."


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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE: March 19 marked 100 years of service of Religious Sisters of Mercy to St. Lawrence Parish in New Bedford. Left photo. Standing in front of St. Lawrence Convent, which was originally the Russell estate, purchased in 1873 for $30,000 as St. Joseph's Hospital, are Sister Mary Carolyn, Sister Mary Antonine and Sister Mary Daniel. Center photo. Sister Mary' Fidelies, a senior resident

English Catholics Plan Mass Rally Against Abortion LONDON (NC) -Little white buttonhole flowers are 00 be sold at Catholic Churches throughout England and Wales during March to draw attention to thej evils of abortion. The imitation flowers costing a couple of cents each are intended each to represent an aoorted child. This is part of the latest national campaign organized against abortion by the interdenominational Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. It will culminate March 25, feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady, with a mass rally through Manchester, industrial city in the northwest. There the thousands of expected marchers will dump their flowers in a receptacle in central Albert Square-to represent dramatically what happens when a fetus is destroyed. 150,000 a Year

and unofficial historian of the Sisters in New Bedford, with th~ original brass plaque that remains from the days when the Sister~ ministered to the sick in what was St. Joseph's Hospital. Right photo. Standing near St. Lawrence Church are the two principals of the parish schools where the Sisters now teac.h, Sister Charles Francis, left, of Holy Family High School, an4 Sister Mary Nathan, right, of Holy Family Grammar School.

• Sees Upswing In Benedictine Vocations SAN DIEGO (NC)-There has been a "remarkable upswing" in the past two years in vocations to the Benedictine orders of priests and Sisters, Benedictine Abbot Primate Rembert Weakland said here. . "I do not like to prognosticate on the basis of a two-year period, but in the past two years' there has Qeen a remarkable upswing," he said. "There are novices in . religious houses where there had been none." The head of the world Benedictine Order had recently completed a special conference and retreat with 50 pr.ioresses of Be~edictine convents in the United States. In an interview with the Southern Cross, San Diego diocesan newspaper, he said that the order has come through its crisis period. "The biggest crisis was shortly after the Second Vatican Council," he said. "Then people felt they could immediately change the whole world, so everyone wanted to get out of the monasteri~s and change it. But now we are finding that people sense the need for a great deal of profundity, so that 'interiority' is the key word today."

A quarter of a million homes in the Manchester area will be given leaflets in the next few weeks urging support for this 'Point of Unity' antiabortion rally. Distributed by the Legion of Mary and other . Father Weakland, who was abCatholic and non-Catholic bot of a pr.iory in Pennsylvania groups they will show a 20- for four years before being week-old aborted child with the elected to Benedictine primate, slogan: "You paid to have him is the first American in that killed." This is a reference to position. He heads a headquarfree abortions available through ters in Rome responsible to the National Health Service. 11,000 members of 31 congregaThe leaflet will also quote tions of men Religious around abortion figures now running at the world and a coordinating 150,000 a year 'and tell of pres- office ror 21,000 Sisters of the sure on doctors and nurses to order. It is termed a confederatake part in such operations. tion" on which he is the "point Orga·nizers planning the parade of unity," Most of the order's establish· through Manchester are expectments have local autonomy acing a crowd of about 100,000. cording to Father Weakland, depending on economic ~tability to View-Point some ex.tent. "We are in almost every type An optimist sees an opportuof apostolate," he said. "We are F nity in every calamity; a pessi not attached to any specific mist sees a. calamity in every work by principle, and we are opportunity. not service oriented. Historically, -Churchill we have been bcund - up with

Hopes for 100 New Priests in Decade

schools, but we constantly as necessities and are gravitating LITTLE ROCK (NC)-Bishop adapt to the changing needs -of towards the monastic community' Andrew J. McDonald of Little experience once more," the Church," Rock has called for "100 newlyThe office in Rome is funded ordained priests over the next He said he foresees a resur· gence of monasticism. "It will by a $7 contribution from every 10 years" in setting his first not be without difficulties, some monastery for every professed major goal for the diocese since of which I have seen already. I monk, he said. An international becoming bishop last September. also expect many sufferings to school for theology, liturgy and While the diocese now has come. But as I travel the world philosopjhy is also maintained only 96 diocesan and 68 ReliI am convinced that the values in Rome, as well as special com- gious priests, Bishop McDonald we represent are values the missions in other cities. . said that his goal "is not unrealChurch needs, at all times and In particular reference to worn- isNc." . en Religious, Fr. Weakland said in all cultures," "To get the generous response The partIcular values of prayer, they are becoming more and of youth," he said in a circular communitY and solitude are be- more community conscious and letter to priests, Religious and coming acceptable again, he are trying to arrange their laity, "Here's what's needed: said. ",People are seeking these apostolic services so that they "I-Young men must be can maintain this community young men of daily prayer; 2structure. Young men must sacrif.ice-pracPress Associations "They want to maintain com- tice self-denials; 3-Young men Form New Center munity life, prayer and exchange. who wish to face the exciting NEW YORK (NC) - A Cath- The old individualism is dying and real issues of life should olic Press Center has been cre- out and there is a deepening of leave themselves open to the ated here through the joining of prayer," he said. call of Christ," the offices of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) and the Catholic Major Markets Newspaper Assooiation (CMMNA). In addition to housing CPA • Savings Bank Life Insurance and CMMNA offices, the center will be headquarters for the In• Real Estate Loans ternational Catholic Union of the • Christmas and Vacation Clubs Press in North America and the Catholic Journalism Scholarship • Savings Accounts Fund. • 5 Convenient Locations In announcing the establishment of the center, the CPA and NEW' BEDFORD CMMNA said the CMMNA-the advertising sales organizations for Catholic papers-will be responsible for planning and programming sessions at the joint convention of the CPA and the Associated Church Press in MinNatural Color Photographs neapolis May 8-11. The ACP is a Protestant-Orthodox p~ess of group.

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ST. PAUL (NC) - Enrollment in Catholic schools dO' aU dioceses in Minnesota has decreased from last year, accor~ ing to the 1972-73 Official Catholic Directory published by the Catholic Bulletin here. The directory said the diocese or 8t. Cloud has 9,675 students in the 1972-73 academic year, a drop of 1,902 students or 16.4 per cent. In addition, the 256-page publication said the Winona diocese ·has 8,559' students, a decline of 1,318 pupils or 13.3 per cent.

Is That Hats Arell In They are using descriptions such as changeable cloche., becoming beret and head-turning turban, but the message they are really trying to get across is that the head covering is back. Hats disappeared as quickly as our money' when the teasing comb came in. surpass the former because Hairdressers got bursitis in even women who once try the turban their shoulder!; from the ef- shape will find that it's such a fort of producing beehive great camouflage for a sagging hairdos but nevertheless .they kept on teasing, our hair became brittle and broken, but it was aU for the sake of fashion so we suffered. .

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However, after all that suffering we weren't going to hide those towering inches of beauty under a chapea,u. Hadn't we spent nights with our heads practically hanging out of bed in order not to crush one puffedup lock, wrapped our heads in yards of toilet tissue or gauze to 'accomplish the same, and finally given up combing altogether so that our teased silhouette would stay as fresh as everyone else's. Never again, we vowed, would we wear hats,' and crush this work of'art that was known as·a hairdo. Pretence Abandoned! The 'sec,ond, and' it almost looked like fatal, blow to the hat industry was abando~~eD.t of the custom that women sh'ould wear head coverings in church. At this all pretence was likewise abandoned and women pushed their hats ,to the back of the cupboard.. . Judith Keith, author and lecturer on fashion, wrote, "It· is a pity that so few women wear hats today! A well-chosen hat can be ,the difference between whetJher you 100Je drah 01' dramatic, vibrant or washed-out, stunning or so-so." This is an opinion with which I thoroughly agree. Think back to the women who stand out in your memory as ,striking and I'm sure that in viewing them in your mind you'll recall that their outfits were completed with smashing-looking ·hats. Top witJ:t Toppers This season there is every indication that many women will top off their outfits with toppers. The most popular silhouette will be the smaU-brimmed 'breton, followed very closely by the turban. In fact, I predict the latt~r may catch up with. or

Nazareth Scouts Volunteers are needed to help with a Special Girl, &out Troop which meets every Thursday from 3 to 4:30 P.M..at Nazareth Hall, 887 Highland Ave. Fall River. Those interested may contact Margaret Smith at 6742241 or Alice Nelmes at 678-6516.

hair-do that it will be~ome a fashion must. Now, after all this advance publicity about your Easter bonnet I'll just have to buy one myself. I mean, how would it look for me to urge eve'ryone else to top off their outfits 'and for me to go bareheaded? This will be the excuse I'U give Joe when he gets the bill for my new Easter bonnet.

Warns Against Delay Of Confirmation

CARDINAL AND MOTHER: Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinezof San Juan, Puerto Rico, is accompani,ed by his mother, Rosa, 76,· as he enters his titular church of St. Mary .of Divine Proyidence in Rome. NC Photo.

The diocese of Crookston, according. to the. directory, lost 324 students from last year, or 10.6 per cent leaving it with an enrolment of 2,739. Enrollment at archdiocese of St. PaulMinneapolis schools dropped eight per cent, or by 4,332 students, far a 1972-73 registration of 49,516. In the New Ulm diocese, the, directory said, school enrollment was 6,891 this year, a decline of 419 students or 5.7 per cent.. The diocese of Duluth lost 5:6 per , cent, or 197, of its students ·for a registration this year of 3,321 pupils, the directory said. The directory swid that the statewide ,enrollment decrease was 8.3 percent. The publication provided the first local compilation of enrollment statistics for the entire state.

KENOSHA (NC)-"Confirination in the Catholic Church shouldn't be delayed until one is actually 'worthy of it' because that time never comes," according to Archbishop William E. Cousins of Milwaukee, adding that there is no best age for New Jersey Man Heads Public, Ca'thc,lic reception of the .sacrament. Speaking at a citywide reliSchool Boards gious education program for OCEAN CITY (NC)-Herbert kal bent. Adams, a member of Catholics enrolled in nonpublic T. Adams, Jr., and his wife the F.irst United. Methodist schools, the prelate. noted that Catherine have gone ito great Church, sings in that: church's Anglican Primate Says Confiimation, whiCh entails an thaf their children choir.. One daughter sings in the Youth Seeks Religion lengths to see actual meeting with Jesus Christ, school glee club, and his wife get a good education. isa turning point at 'which one's MADRAS (NC) - Anglican is a memher of St. Augustine's Besides his full-time job as life is never again the same. Archbishop Michael Ramsey of parish choir. manager of general services for After "walking W1.ith Christ in "We are a very ecumenical Canterbury told a press conferthe strictE!st sense," he said, a ,the Atlantic City Electric Co., ence here that the world's youl1g family," said Adams proudly. Adams is president of both the person "received" by Confirmapeop'le are trying to rediscover tion becomes an adult respon:;i- Ocean City board of education religion. and the ·St. 'Augustine parish ble for his own soul. The Anglican primate, who is The archbishop said the pros- school boa,rd here. on an extended visit to the OriMrs. Adams is president of pective confirmand can be preent said "I welcome Jesus freaks pared for confronting' this turn- the parish PTA, a member of the Plans are finalized for the ing point within his· own family . parochial school board, and vol- 1973 Evening of Renewal and as a genuine religious movement circle. Mothers and fathers, he unteer head of St. Augustine's Recollection sponsored by the .. of the young. 'The established church and something to learn .said, are good sponsors for con- hot lunch program. Massachusetts State' Circle, firmation since they live with Why the heavy involveme'ilt in Daughters of IsabeHa, to cele- ahout ,their enthusiasm for the confimland daily. education? "Our children," Ad.. brate the anniversary of the Jesus." Archbishop Ramsey acknowl· . ams told the Catholic Star Her- birthdate of Queen Isabella, '. edged, but did not deplore young ald, the Camden diocesan news·· Patroness of the Order, Calls Refugee Plight paper. Members in the Fall River Dio- people's worldwide tendencies to Two Adams youngsters attend cese will meet at 7 o'clock on rebel against tradition and auShameful, S~ocking HONG KONG (NC) .;... The Ocean City high school and three Wednesday evenjng, April 25 at thority, including religious estabomission of any reference in the go to St. Augustine's. "We were the, LaSalette Shrine, Route' 118, lishments. But he noted: . "There is too much permisVietnam cease-fire agreement to interested in seeing that they Attleboro. the rights of the country's refu- had as good an education as we The speaker for til':! evening is siveness among the younger gengees was ealled "shameful and could possibly obtain for them," Rev. Andre A. Patenaude, M.S., -eI1ation. There is a lot going on . Director of the Shrine. which tends to undermine the shocking" by an official of Cath- Adams said. Adams brings a won"Herb Reservations are to he made family. The most important task . olic Relief Services (CRS), U. S. derful dimension to our school with the ,Diocesan Chairman, is to uphold the Christian prinCatholic overseas aid agency. "Vietnam's refugees have, be- boud," said Father James F. Mrs. Claire' McQuaide, 36 Lafay- ciple of one man, one wife, and come the political and military Walsh, pastor of St. Augustine's ette Street, North Attleboro the lifelong character of marriage." pawns of all sides," Father Rob- parish. "He isn't a Catholic but 02760, by Monday, AprH 16. ert Charlebois, regional CRS di- his overall v,iew is very helpful rector for Southeast Asia, told to our school's development." Adams' unusual position as NC News. He was interViewed THE DA,UGHTERS OF ST. PAUL while '00' a visit here from Sai- head of two school boards developed last year when St. Augusgon. serve them all "Victims of the horrendous tine's school decided to regionfact of war" they had the great- alize and formed a school board with the gift of the I Adu/ta 'est personal concern in the to set its policy and directions. . cease-fire-that of the right of Pa,rtly tlecause of his experience lbe Sick Word of God; man to live. But the cease-fire on the Ocean City education People with the Truth agreement ,was only a military' board, Adams was asked to take , and political document. It carried charge. • '-. llIe '001 . .. "that makes men free" As president of the St. Augus. no mention of the moral respon- . sibility leaders arid nations have tine board, Adams is responsible to protect the rights of refugees. for ,the educational 'policies af- These contemplative-active missionaries have' unlimited horizons to affect the lives "In order that the sounds of fecting 231 children; on the of millions through the Press, Films, Radio, TV, Cassettes, etc. Why n~t share in an all-ernbraci.ng apostolate? Serve the People 'of God and the war may give way to the works Ocean City board he serves 962 world In the apostolate 01' SOCial Communications, of peace, refugees must be con- students in two elementary For Information Write To: Name : : . sidered a priority concern .And schools and 1,368 in the consoli. ~ DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL Address . unless the Church directs its col- dated high school. 50 St. Paul's Ave. .. : Zip . lective services to this· problem, Besides their educational inBoston, Ma. 021:10 I\ge ; . it .wi'll have failed," terests the Adamses have a mus- ########~#########.~."##,."#""#"""~,.,~.,,,,,,,,,.

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Retir,em,ent Planning Offers 'Anti-Div路orce: Insu,rance'

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Being a mother, particularly a mother of young children, is a full-time job. With the cost of living rising, food, shelter and clothing for a family' are expensive. If the family is trying to provide Catholic education, the expenses can become astronomical. Many fathers are working two ners we must prevent it happen-ing to ourselves. We have a duty jobs, or father and mother to ourselves to develop comare both working, often tak- mon interests. This duty holds

ing turns caring for the family while the other works. Consequently, they spend little time with each other.

By MARY " CARSON

Often in the first 15 years of marriage, the wife is dedicated to the care of her family, and possibly holding a job besides; the husband is dedicated to his job, striving harder and harder to provide the support for the family. A day comes when the children are grown and gone. The parents now have more time and more money for themselves. But that is all they have. Suddenly they find they have noth'ing else in common! More Divorces Government statistics now. show that more and more long term marriages are breaking up. Thirty years ago, the divorce rate for "older" marriages was four per cent. Now, of divorces granted, 40 per cent go to couples married' more than 10 years; 25 per cent to couples married more than 15 years. And this is just divorces granted. It doesn't include separa.Vions, or those residing at the same address, but in effect "separated." To compound the tragedy, a poll conducted by Elmo Roper says that two~thirds of\the older couples felt their love was no deeper than when they were first married. Why? And more to our concern, cim we do anything to prevent ourselves from being added to the soaring statistics? Personalities can change over the years, One partner can grow intellectually or culturally, while the other stagnates. A man whose job required travel could rind little in common with a woman who tied all her interests to her children, whose mind never grew 'beyond her own four walls. A woman who expanded her interests through education, books, h~r work, or volunteer services, could find herself miles apart from a husband who vegetated into a routine job all day and TV every night. It seems to me that,as responsible parents and marriage part~

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just as great an urgency as feeding our families! Must Take Time , Parents, must take time for themselves .: .. even .if it's only an hour a week, to start something, something of vital interest to both husband and wife. It may take some money. But it also may be that it's a more valuable expenditure than a new car or a new piece of furniture. Start a hobby together ... something you both find interest路ing. In sharing that activity, your interest will grow. Use it as a goal you can achieve when the children are grown. But build your interest in it now! Plan for those years when the children are gone ... plan on doing things together that you can begin now. Start building a vacation home yourselves ... a home you can move into when it's just the two of you. Too expensive? Start a little garden. Get books out of the library; read and discuss them. Learn a craft together. Get yourselves involved in volunteer work. Start anything! But' start it now, while you're willing to learn something new .. ;' while you still care enough ab'otit each other to want to work together. Learn to enjoy being and working together! It's insurance against adding your marriage to the statistics! . Are you working on your "re. tirement" ,plans now, or have you other suggestions for enjoying life together after the children 'are gone? Write to me care of The Anchor and I'll combine tqem into a' future column so your experience can help someone else.'

Schedule Workshop On P~storal Councils WASHINGTON (NC) A workshop on "Pastoral Councils - Participation 路and Planning'" will be held at the Oatholic University of America here in midJune. Diocesan pastoral councils will be the central focus of the workshop, which is cosponsored 'by Catholic University and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). It will be held in two sessions, June 1119 and June 15-18, with the longer session focusing on particular problems as well as general questions. Father Michael J. Sheehan, assistant general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and .the U. S. Catholic Conference and a member of the workshop f,aculty, said the workshop comes at a time when diocesan pastoral councils are beginning to have a strong impact on the life of the American Church. He pointed out that 126 of 137 dioceses surveyed in 1972 indicated that they either have a diocesan pastora'l or are planning one.

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'Remrain Open ST. LOUIS (NC)-A year after three orders of nuns anounced that they would withdraw from 18 schools here, 13 of the schools are continuing to operate, largely with lay staffs and increased involvement of paI'ish clergy. In ,addition, two of the five schools which closed have become part of a four-parish consolidated school, according to the St. Louis Review, the archdiocesan newspaper here. Of the 13, three operate with lay faculties and Sister-principals; one reta:ined four nuns; one has one nun teaching religion; one has two nuns part-time; and seven operate with no Sisters at all on the faculty. Several pastors queried by the St. Louis Review said that the loss of nuns has not meant any lessening of religious education or general academic standards. It has meant, however, increased operating expenses.

SCULPTOR FOR POW BRACELET MONUMENT: Harold Balasz, 44, who has offered to design and execute a peace monument made of prisoner of war bracelets, stands beside an abstract relief which he created for the entrance of his home in Mead, Wash. Bracelets have been coming into Spokane, Wash., for the monument, proposed by Mrs. Ellen Ewing, associate editor of The Inland Register, diocesan weekly newspaper. NC Photo. .

'Fantastic Idea' POW Bracelets Returned to Build Peace Memorial SPOKANE (NC) - Hundreds of prisoner of war bracelets, which will be used to bui'ld a m'emor-Ial to lpe1ace, have been pouring into the office of the Spokane diocesan Youth Ministry. The hracelets, each bearing the name of a prisoner or a man who has 'been missing in action in Indochina, have been worn by Americans as a sign of concern 'and support for the servicemen. Now, with the return of the prisoners, wearers have wondered what to do with the bracelets. It was suggested that the bracelets be gathered together and melted down to build a monument to lasting brotherhood and peace. Sculptor Harold Balasz oflfered to design and execute the monument-free-because he believes peace should be lasting and that a reminder is needed. John Tenold of SpokJane Steel Foundry offered to recycle the bracelets for Balasz' use. Father Patrick O'Donnell of the dioc'esan Youth Ministry offered his office as a' "receiving station" for bracelets sent through the mails; his corps of youth as area "collectors." He. has received hundreds, from almost aH sj)ates. "A peace monument from the bracelets is just a fantastc idea," said Mrs. Harold Shively of Spokane, whose son James was recently released in Hanoi. She said other ~amilies of POWs agreed. For Safe Return "I can think of nothing that would honor the men more-all

who have paid the supreme sacrifice with their lives, and those who have given many years of their freedom that peace might be the realization of many dreams," Mrs. Shively saLd. Cathy Trembley, sister of a missing serviceman, said: "1 can't think of a better use tor the bracelets of homecoming POWs than a peace monument honoring all the men ..." Cathy's brother, Lt. Jay Forrest Trembley, USN. has been missing since August of 1967. "As a matter of fact when the POWs come home, I can't imagine them wanting to see 'their' bracelets being worn, being reminded of this period in their lives," she said. "It's a different story for the thousands of American wearing boocelets for the missing in action. Hundreds still wear the one -inscribed with the name of Lt. Commander Rod Mayer of Clarkston, Wash. Mayer was listed by the U. S. Navy as a POW-but his name was not on the list released by Hanoi. . "But we are not really discouraged by this," Mrs. Joe Mayer, his mother, said. "We feel certain he is alive somewhere." People in such distant spots as Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Nova Scotia will continue to wear their bracelet for Mayer's safe return. Organizers here have asked that the braceJ.ets 'be worn until a man returns home. Once this happens, the wearers are asked to send the 'bracelets to: Bracelet Peace Monument, Box 2203, Spokane, Wash., 99210.

Urges Catholic Support For Lettuce Boycott OAKLAND (NC) - The social justice commIssion of the Oakland diocese urge:! Catholics to support the United Farm Workers' Union (UFWU) boycott of iceberg (head) lettuce. In a statement released by the commission's chairman, Msgr. Joseph Skillin, the group charged that "growers have employed in this dispute every possible means to prevent the United Farm Workers from being recognized as the legitimate bargaining agent of the field workers." The commission asked "the average citizen, the average person of conscience" to lend his support to the UFWU by refusing to buy iceberg lettuce "unless it comes in a box displaying the Black Eagle," the symbol of the UFWU. In urging Catholic3 to boycott lettuce, the sodal justice commission said, it was "joining its voice to the 30 Catholic bishops and Catholic organizations that have ,taken a similar stand."

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IHE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Mar. 22, 1973

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CARDINAL'S SISTER: Cardinal Medeiros gives Com-munion to his sister, Mrs. Natalie Souza of Fall River.

AT ST. MARY MAJOR: Bishop Cronin gives ComHOMILlST: ardinal Memunion to James: Brennan of Attleboro. deiros in St. Sus~nna's.

, RECEPTION AT METROPOLE HOTEL: Assembled just prior to the Reception given to the Cardinal are: Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, Most

Rev. James J. Gerrard, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese; Cardinal MedeirosJ and Most Rev. Daniel A. Croninl , Ordinary of the Diocese of Fall River.


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Concelebrated Mass offered as Cardinal Medeiros takes possession of his titular Church in Rome, St. Susanna's.

CARDINAL GREETS FRIENDS: Cardinal Medeiros greets Mr. and Mrs. H. Frank Reilly of Fall River.

TAUNTONiANS IN ROME: Rev. James F. McCarthy and his sister, Helen of Taunton meet the new cardinal.

NEW BEDFORDITES:. During a hiatus in the reception for the new Cardinal, he posed with Dr. David Costa, Jr., Mrs. Victor Rebello and Adrian H. Desrosiers, all of New Bedford.

PAST PRESIDENTS: Two past presidents of the DCCW, Mrs. John Mullaney of Attleboro, center and Mrs. Aritides Andrade of Taunton, right, at the reception.


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THE . ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Mar. 22, ,1973

Gr~wing Up Does:n't Always Mean Growing Nice

TALLAHASEE (NC)-Florida's Catholic bishops have affirmed the right of farm workers to form unions and engage in collective bargaining in order to improve their working conditioJ;ls. • The bishops also criticized a bill, now before the state legislature, that apparently is aimed at the organizing efforts of Cesar Chavez' United Farm Workers Union (UFWU).

A reader phoned me. "Will you please write a column about adult discourtesy? I just came from a meeting where the adults were the noisiest, most discourteous listeners I've ever been around. It seems to me we do a lot of talldng about children's behavior. pIe were giving her open glares What about adult misbe- and one or two brave souls, havior?" "sh-sh'd" her but none of us "I'll do the column, I'll do were mature enough to ask her the column," I promised. And here it is, not just because a reader has asked for it. I'm doing it because adult discourtesy

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has bugged me for a long time, too, only I never thought of it as a~olumn topic. Yet, where else can' we talk about it? It's a bit different to chastise adults openly at a meeting as we do children. We fig-. ure adults deserve better treatment, although I'm not sure why. We 'find a number of categories under adult discourtesy. The first is the Meeting Kibitzer. This aduH, generally female, I hate to admit, feels free to com~ent openly while someone else is trying to speak. It's annoying on two counts: she prevents 'others from hearing the speaker and eventually she has to ask the speaker to repeat the information she missed hearing while she wa,s talking. The Meeting Kibitzer is legion. The most irritating one I had the misfortune of being in class with was a woman who tried to be the -class comedienne in a sewing course I took a couple of years ago. Perhaps it would have helped if she was funny but she was merely grating. No One Mature While the teacher tried to illustr.ate some technique, the kibitzer kept up a runnjng dialog that prevented the rest of us from' following complicated details. What bothers me is why we let it go on week after week After the first session, the woman sat in an increasingly isolated island. The rest of us chose seats "as far away from her as possible. She just talked louder. By the end of the course, several peo-

Catholic University Names New Dean WASHINGTON (NC) - Benedictipe Father Colman J. Barry has !been named dean of the new School of Religious Studies to be opened at the Catholic University of Amer.ica here this September. . Father Barry, a visiting professor rat Yale University's divinity <school, was president of St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., from 1964 to 1972. The 51-year-old Church historian and author' was selected for the C.U. post after a five-monlth search for candidates, in this country and Europe.

In a joint statement, the prelto be quiet.. I'm not sure it was ates urged the legislators to use the teacher's' role to quiet her, although had I been teaching the "great prudence" in implementclass, I think I would have ing the state constitution's spoken ,to her about her ruderight-to-work provisions and to insure that the workers would ness. not ,be further exploited. Another discourteous category )s the open Distracter. This is The state legislators are conthe ,person who, during a class sidering a bill that would amend or meeting, files her nails, exthe right-to-work provisions to cavates her purse, writes letters,. prohibit .the use of the hiring h~!l TO MAKE ~ROFESSIONS: Sister Maria Lauren Dono- -a hallmark of labor associataps his foot, raps his knuckles, yawns, picks his teeth with his hue, left, and Sit s r Marie Frechette will make final profes- tions-for farm workers. tongue 'and otherwise entertains sion of .vows 0 Sunday as missionary Servants of the Opponents of the legislation, himself with a variety of juvenile activities. Surely he or she Most Blessed T 'nity at ceremonies at Blessed Trinity which has the support of the was the comic 'book devourer in Motherhouse, Pl)iladephia. Sister Maria Lawren, a Phil- state's agribusiness interests, maintain that· it would stifle fifth grade. and has matured to adelphia native, is presently missioned to S1. Francis Xavier. UFWU attempts to unionize graduate level distractions as an Missionary Cen~cle, Hyannis. Sister Marie, daughter of field workers and that it would adult. Mr. and Mrs. Wtiillie Frechette, Our Lady of Assumption pel'petuate the current employThen there's the Stare Ahead- parish, Ostervill , is assigned to Regina Coeli Cenacle, ment system. that, they say, exer. This one is superb at ignor-' ploits the workers. . ing queues: Staring straight Greensburg. The 'bishops signing the stateahead, he drives into the parking ment were Archbishop Coleman , place you are in line for or she F. Carroll of Miami, Bishop Paul pushes her cart in front of you F. Tanner of st. Augustine, Bishin the supermarket line. The op Charles B. McLaughlin of St. Stare Aheader dare not look at the person whose place he's Nun Urges ~ospital Staff Members Have Petersburg, Bishop William D: Borde'rs of Orlando and Auxilusurping or the malevolent ex'H onef t D·la Iogu e' W·th DyinI g iary Rene H. Gra-cida of Miami. pression will shrivel him. So he 1 pretends he's alon~ in the bank, \MILWAUKEE (NP-"Whole- we find him and doing what we dining room, or parking lot, . some, honest dialogue" with the can for hiI:JI; ." alld. th~n.asking ., '. .. stepping in front of everyone he ~ dying as essential fhr all mem- God for His help." CHAS. F. Sister Zita spoke at a Catholic pretends isn't there. bers of a hospital staff, accordhas worked Hospital Association institute on ing to a nun who Big Is Best with the dying. services to the aging. About 75 Finally, there's' the Big Is Best Sister Zita Marie Cotter told hospital and nursing home percategory. This adult shoves a meeting of hospital administra- sonnel from 15 midwest states aside a waiting child as if he tors here that she pad learned attended the sessions. OIL CO.; I~C. doesn't count. This is the clerk the need for truthfUlness while She said .that all who come 254 ROCKDALE AVENUE . at the cash register who doesn't working at St. dhristopher's into contact with patients "can even s'ee the child waiting pa- Hospice near Lond09' . NEW BEDFORD, MASS. be brought to a point -of respondtiently' with his goods and Although 81. Chri~topher's of- ing honestly and int.elligently" money and reaches behind him iered "the tull spectrfm of med.- when asked if he or she is getto serve a waiting adult. This is ical sdence," she said it was ting better: She stressled a need the adult in' the church pew viewed generally as k haven for to keep aH employees inf-ormed who won't move over for the dying persons. "It ras geared of patients' conditionB through HEATING OILS . child trying to enter, although .to give caring, comforting, pain- discussion groups. COMPLETE he'll gladly smile and move for relieving support," sh~ explained. adults. HEATING SYSTEMS Sister Zita said thjt hospitals The Big Is Bester secretly tells INSTAllED us a lot about himself that he and homes for aged can be of may not malize. He teUs us that service to .patients wi hout going 24 HOUR OIL BURNER he doesn't consider children through extraordina~1 means 0:: . SERVICE people, that size 'is what counts prolonging life. '\Much of this pro 9nging me and that he'll willingly take adBUDGET PLANS vantage of those weaker than is merely prolonging death," she The Vargas Oil Co. protects himself, including those more. observed. "Do YOUO~ don't you: 273 .CENTRAL AVE. your family's heating comfort polite than he. In his mind, man- tell a patient he's dYinf is always a big question." ,ners are w~~aknesses. aU year round. I 992-6216 These are my categories of "It's difficult .to he p patients TRY. US FIRST adult discourtesy. They may :}ot . face the reality of de th but we NEW BEDF:ORD be scientific but they're around. must try .to be h nest with If nothing else, they prove that ,them," she urged. growing up doesn't necessarily. "At Sh. Christophe's," ,Sister mean growing nice. Zita explained, "all ere given ~::II:;nlmmrnl[lIlIl:OO:tlJllrnlffimrnlIlIl:~ Capsule Review: Surely one the opportunity to exT'ress themof the best books on the subject selves on what they e perienced of change in the church is Re- with the patients. newal and the Middle Catholic "We should respeclt the paby William J. Bausch. In this tients but we must be tuned in most readable work slanted and be ready so we dpn't dodge ROUTE 6--bl!tween Fall River and New Bedford toward the middle Catholic ,the issues. As administrators we (taken ~from Time Magazine's don't want· our sensiti~1ity to be , One of Southnrrt New England's Finest Facilities "Middle American") Fr. 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Bingo is played every Tuesday night at 7 in the parish center at Robeson and Summer Streets. Ample parking is available.

The Council of Cathol,ic Women will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:45 on Monday evening, March 26 In the Jesus Marie Auditorium. Rev. John R. Foister will show slides of Rome.

HOLY FAMILY, TAUNTON

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The Women's Guild will sponsor its annual penny sale at 8' Tuesday night, March 27 in the church basement. Members will take a bus trip to Chateau peVilIe Sunday, April 17 for dinner and a performance of "Gypsy." The bus will leave the church parking lot at 4:30 P.M.

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Law, Professo:r Tells Civil Rights Co'mmission to Defend Unborn SOUTH BEND (NC)-A Notre Dame law professor has submitted a formal complaint demanding that the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights "take immediate' action to restore the civil right to life to the child in the womb." Charles F. Rice asked the civil rights commission to intervene on the 'grounds that the U. S. Supreme, Court abortion decision denies the unborn child "equal protection of the laws." "As ~ong as permissive abortion laws are on the books and enforced, the child in the womb is the only human being in our society against whom the death penalty can be enforced at the mere discretion of others," said Rice. "He is discriminated against because he is a m'ember of a 'class,' the unborn, and the 'procedure'involved in a nullity." Rice said the civil rights commission is required by law to step in and .investigate the abortion situation ,b~ause federal government is involved through the compliance of military hospita1s with state abortion laws. "In view of the ... decisions of the Supreme Court of January 22, 1973," said Rice, "military hospitals will' apparently henceforth perform abortions practi· cally on an elective basis." 'Without Adjudication' , Rice pointed out that "from April 1971 through March 1972, 4,666 children in the womb were legally kmed .in military hospi· tals." He also cited estimates by medical authorities that 1.6 million 'abortions per year would be performed in the United States following the high court decision. Rice objected to a previous legal opinion delivered to the civil r.ights commission, which

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EX-POW WEDS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART: In claimed that the abortion issue a Catholic ceremony at the Army hospital chapel in Valley does not fall under the commission's jurisdiction because it is Forge, Pa., CWO Joseph Rose III, 26, of Morgantown, W. not a question of "the adminis- Va., married Donna Steele, 26, the high school sweetheart tration of justice." he had proposed to six years ago. Col. Hugh J. McKenna, "Abortion denies the child in the womb the equal protec·t!on Catholic chaplain, officiated. Rose was captured Feb. 8, of the laws 'in the administration 1968, after his helicopter crashed on a flight to Danang, of justice'... The denial exists be- South Vietnam. Marriage witnesses included six other cause the child is made liatle to former, prisoners of the Vietcong. NC Photo. death at the :hands of pr.ivate persons with '110 adjudication of his guilt of any cr.ime, let alone a crime punishable by death," " said Rice. Poor Health Care Programs Blamed '''And the procedural defect 'in the administration of justice' In Typhoid Outbreak to the child in the womb is total, WASHINGTON (NC)-A U. S. those for the general public," that .is, he is condemned to death without any adjudication what- Catholic Conference (USCC) of- said Sister Schwager. "Migrant ever ,that he is guilty of a ,ficial here blamed "deplorably" and seasonal farmworkers are ,low health standards for the out- confronted dailY with critical, crime," he continued. break of typhoid in Fl'orida mi- events such as those we are wit'Clear Mandate' nessing in Florida today due to grant labor camps. their inability to gain entry into "Moreover," said Rice; "he is "It is not difficult to believe any adequate health care sysplaced in this position because he is a member of a specific that thi<s serious communicable tem." class, that is, because he .is a disease, which is relatively unSister Schwager charged that child in the womb rather than a known' among the majority of the present government program Americans, could so forcefully person already born." for migrant health care is and so quickly debilitate over This situation is unique to the unborn child, said Rice., "No 100 migrant workers," said Sis- "shamefully underfunded" and other human being is placed in ter Virginia Schwager, director reaches less th'an 10 per cent of a similar predicament under our of the usec health affairs divi- the migr·ant population. sion, who was also acting as law," he said. "Lf we are to avoid repetition Rice told the commission that spokeswoman for the rural life of such tragic occurrences as it would violate "its clear man· and Spanish-.speaking divisions ,those in Florida," she said, "our date under the law" if it refused of the conference. national leadership should urge to consider the abortion issue. At least 130 cases of typhoid a much deeper commitment to "If the Commission on Civil fever have been reported in mi- the health needs of the migrant Rights, will not act in this mat· grant camps in Dade and Collier and seasonal f'armworker." tel', its members ought to ac· counties in Florida. The 'disease knowledge their futility and reo first broke out in a camp near Vexation sign," he saJd. "As Rev. Theo·' Homestead, Fla. It was reportedNever bear more than one kind dore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., for· ly caused by sewage leaking into mer chairman of the Commission the water system in the ~mp. of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have on Civil Rights (and president "Health standards for mi· had, all they ha~e now and all of Notre Dame) said recently in -Hale another context, 'No one has the grants are deplora:bly lower than they expect to have. right any more to play games with human life in America.' "

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MEXICO errv (NC) - The Christian Family Movement (CFM) has opened its first counseling centers on family planning for Catholic couples here. The centers are part of an effort by the Church in Mexico to educate Catholics on the matter following the government's launching of a campaign on responsible parenthood early this year to curb rapid population growth. Mr. and :\1rs. Luis Guzman Garcia, the couple which heads CFM, said at the end of a meeting here that the movement is concerned with the overall pic· ture of family life, not just planning the number of children. "We also deal with social justice, family income, urban problems affecting family life, and the impact of education, both at school' and through communications," the Guzmans said. "We also paid a great deal of attention to the problems of,our youth and to its concern for human values." CFM leaders are following pas· toral guidelines laid down by the Mexico bishops last December, placing decisions on family size on the married couples, and acknowledging the right of government authorities to facilitate distribution of information on family planning. 'God-Given Mission' Such government action in providing information "must follow the demands of ,the moral law and must respect the free· dom of choice of husband and wife," the bishops said. They added that a couple's decision '~to have another child or not, implies the right and responsibility to decide upon the means .. .following with sincerity the dictates of their conscience." CFM centers will provide in· formation and courses on Christian family life and answer questions from couples on concrete situations under the guidance of priests. At the same time the Mexican Bishops Conference has circulated a detailed outline for workshops on "Responsible Paternity." It stresses "the greatness of the God-given mission of communicating life in the fullest sense, not only biological, but also spiritual."

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Says Art Is to Conceal Art In Gardening As in Sports

Publicity chairmen (If parish organizations are asked to submit neVis items for this column to' The Anchor, P. O. Box 7, Fall River 02722. Name of city or town should be Included, as well as fUll dates of all activities. Please send news of future rather than past events.

By Joe and Marilyn Roderick

The first crocuses have bloomed and it is with some pleasure that we look forward to working in the ga.rden again. With about 15 pounds too much on our frame, we look forward to the regular, purposeful exercise that will shed weight without tedium your .fri~ndly psychiatrist or the , or unnecessary exertion. poor farm instead. Unfortunately, I am an We can all complain until armchair kind of person and we're weary of hearing our own

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get a great deal of pleasure out voices, but until We, as consumof books and leisurely, untaxing ers, decide to becomE!' determ~ntal pursuits; unfortunately, mined enough to take some posibecause this kind' of acti~jty tive steps, all our groaning will does very little for one's phys- be in vain. ical tone. Rather, it leads to Boycott Meat flabbiness or shortness of wind, which are hardly good for mind It has been suggested that we or. body. So ~t is with some an- 'boycott the high prIce of meat ticipation that I look forward to" by setting aside Tuesdays and the steady physical activity Thursdays or any other two days whIch good gardening affords. of the week that you feel so inClined, as meatless days. (Right Looks Effortless' now, of course, Catholics are abAs with any physical activity, stainingtrom meat on Fridays gardening should be almost ef- as a Lenten practice.) Finally, a fortless or at least appear to be very strong statement will be so. Watching Bobby Orr race made if ·a large enough majority down the ice, one never gets the heeds another plea to observe feeling that he is exerting him- meatless the whole first week of self to any great degree; when April. Hank Aaron swings his bat, he Here now is some positive acdoes it In such a way ~s to look tion that can be taken during effortless, so it is wIth any a,th- Lent when a Httle sacrifice can lete. be offered' up as part of one's They know their task and Lenten -observance. their bodies respond knowledgeCreole Rice au Gratin ably and effortlessly to the job at hand. Gardening or any kind The headlines in this mornof physical work is similar in .ing's paper read' "Housewife nature. Endurance, temperance, Best Weapon in War on Food and continuous controlled ac- Said President Nixon." After tiv.ity are f,ar .more J:roduotive that encouraging note, it looks than outrageous exertions fol- as if the ball has been thrown 10,wed by periods of neglect. right in our 'Iaps and we can exI have often said in this col- pect no help from the governumn that a garden must be look- ment. S.O on with meatless ed after daily and ,on a regimen. meals! Two hours a day is sufficient for %. cup uncooked riCe most gardens,and even this time 1 cup .water . can be divided into shont perjods. 1 teaspoon salt I never really spent this much % cup chopped onions time in the garden, but it is 1f3 cup chopped green pepper normally weedforee and in fairly ~ cup chopped celery good condition. 1 'l2 Tablespoons marg,arine Of course, enjoyment is half 1 cup canned tomatoes the hattie. II could never bring 112 teas.poon salt myself to run around a track on 1 teaspoon sugar a regular basis, but I do not 1 teaspoon chili powder hesitalte Ito stoop one hundred Y2 teaspoon Worcestershire times a day in the garden to pull sauce out noxious weeds. The end re1 cup grated Cheddar cheese. sult is the same though, and so 1) Combine rice, water and to each his own. For me and salt. Bring to boil. Stir, cover those of my readers who enjoy and reduce heat. Simmer 15 minthe garden, there is not and utes. never will be a substitute for the 2) Meanwhile cook onions, good earth." green pepper and celery in margarine. In the Kitchen 3) Add tomatoes, salt, sugar, No matter where I have been chili powder and Worcestershire in the past two months-from sauce. Add cooked rice and simfashion shows to recess breaks- mer until thick. Pour into 1 the talk eventually gets around quart greased casserole and top to the extraordinary prices of wHh cheese. food-especially meat. 4) Place under" broiler . and Day by day, it seems, the melt cheese. If hubby complains about his prices change and always' upward. A pound of lard that sold lack of steak, take him for a for $.19 for as long as I can re- tour of the market-he'II change member' ;is suddenly selling for his tune! .29; overnight, it appears, hamCORRECTIONS: It has come burg has jumped from $.89 a to my attention that the amowlt pound to $1.39; even the lowly of sugar was left out of the lemhot dog is selling for over $la on rice puff recipe (March 1 ispound. Why, six ,tiny lamb chops sue). It is one half. cup. will set a budget back over $4. Some people 'who have made. A walk through the supermar- the pistachio bar (Feb. 8 iSSUll) ket is, as depressing' as an old '. have found them very hard. Will' war movie and the final mile you please hold off making them to the checkout counter is 'until I. have' a chance to retest enough to send· you running to 'the recipe.

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ST. JOSEPH, ATTLEBORO The Knights of the Altar will sponsor a penny sale and money raffle at 8 o'cloek on Saturday night, March 24 in the parish hall. Tickets for the' raffle are available at the rec;tory or from any of the altar boys or junior corpsmen. Refreshments will be. available. Proceeds will go to the church renovation fund. All girls from grades 8 through 11 who are interested in joining the senior girl scouts are invited to an open meeting scheduled for 7:15 on Monday night, March 26 in the parish hall.

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HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Openings exist in the parochial school for grades one, two KENNEDY SPACE CENTER and three. All other grades are {NC)-Seeing a mdn at the Kenfilled. Those desiring to register nedy Space cent~r wearing a , children in the gr.ades available Roman coUar and Ifational Aero- may call 674-9131. nautics and Spac~ AdministraTeachers are needed in the tion badge, one nlrmallY thinks parish CCD program. Those inhe i.s a chaplain. . terested may contact Sister EveBut not 'in the ase of Jesuit lyn at 679-6732 or 678-5137. Father William Barhaby Faherty, Training is available for beginauthor and historiJn. ning teachers. A rummage sal,e will be held F'ather Faherty, lWhose pub- at the school from 4 to 6 tomorlished books indud , the popular row afternoon. Clothing and "Walls for San Se~astian," is a other articles can be left at the history professor at St. Louis. school any time today or tomorUniversity on leav~1 at the Unirow and pickups may 'be arversity of Florida 0 write the ranged with Mrs. James Chaofficial history of t e U. S. space rette, ~78-4637. program. Rabbi Norbert Weinberg will He is collahorati g on the job speak ,on "Highlights of Judawith Dr. Charles BJnson, a Uni- ism" at 2 Thursday a.f,ternoon, .versi.ty of Floridr historian. March 29 in the school hall unSince I,ast year, t~e men have der auspices of Project Leisure. researched countles documents All with a free afternoon are inand conducted inn merable in- 'vited to attend. ' terviews with space frprogram personnel. Their 12.ch~pter work is OUR LADY OF ANGELS, supposed to be clmPleted for FALL RIVER Lenten Masses are celebrated publication in the summer of at 7 AM. and 4 P.M. Monday 1974. • through Friday. Confessions are "It's for you and 'Ve," the soft- heard one half hour before each spoken priest ·said f the book, Mass. StatIons of the Cross will "for the taxpayer, the people be held at 6:30 AM., 3:45 P.M. who funded this hole adven- and 7 and 8 P.M. on Fridays. ture." Children of Mary will attend Father ,Faherty sa:d he hoped 9 AM. Mass, followed hy a the book would rovide the meeting on Sunday, March '25. reader .with an un~erstandab;e A penny sale is slated for 7:30 analysis of why thf U. S. em- P.M. Friday, March ilO, in the barked on the spare program, church hall. particularly the AI1ollo operaThe Council of Catholic Women tion, and how it ~chieved its announces its annua:l motherresults. I daughter Communion breakfast He indicated the ~nalysis was to follow 8 AM. Mass Sunday, difficult to write ~ecause of May 6. The CYO will hold a dinproblems of Pladn~ the mOO:1 ner and fashion show at Venus landing program in its proper de Milo restaurant Wednesday historical perspective and of tell- night, April 4. A Communion breakfast and ing the truth about t e space adventures without OfJnding any- meeting for Holy Name Sooiety members will follow 8 AM. one. Mass Sunday, March 2~;. .

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ST. GEORGE, WESTPORT Rehearsals are in progress for the 12th annual parish variety show, "The Fabulous Year§," . to be held at Dartmouth Hi'gh School AprH 27, 28 and 29. Tickets are available from cast members or at the rectory. The Women's Guild will present a fashion show, "S,ew into Spring," at 8 tomorrow night in the school hall on Route 177. Mrs. James Steadman and Mrs. Norman Lizotte are co-chairmen. Refreshments will be served by Couples' Club members and many prizes will be awarded. Bingo -is played beginning at 7 every Wednesday night in the hall. The Women's Guild will meet Monday night, March 26. A demonstration of cooking with cordials will be presented and guests are invited. The parish council will meet at 7 Sunday night, March 25 in the hall. . ST. ANNE, FALL RIVER Bingo is played every Wednesday night in the school auditorium. . A CYO dance is scheduled for tomorrow night in the school recreation hall. Tickets must be purchased in advance from members. None will be available at the door. Las Vegas Night will be held from 7 to midnight Saturday, March 24 in the school auditorium. Volunteers are needed for the Catholic Charities appeal. They may contact Rev. Clement M. Paquet, O.P. at the rectory. The parish Lenten retreat will be preached in English at 7 each night from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29 by Rev. Francois M. Drouin, O.P. HOLY NAME, NEW BEDFORD The Couples' Club will hold a Spring Frolic Dance a,t the parish hall from 8 to midnight Saturday, April 14..Music will be by ·the Novas Band and refreshments will be served. Youth activities of the parish will be among projects aided by proceeds. Tickets will ·be available at the <loor or may be obtained from William Bancroft, telephone 994-7863. ST. LOUIS, FALL RIVER The Women's Guild will sponsor a mammoth public penny sale at 2 ~unday afternoon, April 1, in the church hall on Eagle Street, Mrs. Wilfred St. Michael, guild president and penny sale chairman announces that over 250 awards will be made, in addition to door prizes. The next r~gular guild meeting will take place at 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, March 27, with Mrs. Thomas Hinchcliffe as chairman.

Low-Cost A' ortion NEW YORK (NC)[The president of the ROCkefelrr Foundation had called for idespreac and low-cost aborti n services for poor women. D. John H. -Knowles said that b th government and private he~lth' insurance policies shoul pay for ahortions whether th yare performed in hospitals r abortion .clinics. He also advoc ted estabment of free or low cost abortion referral services.

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'Thorns' of Consumption Choke Daylight of Grace Bishops before we look in'some detail at the Bishops' concrete recommendations for pursuing justice in the world, we ought to consider once again the question whether anything they say will have any effect. Our Lord, after all, ex-· pected much of his teaching to be overlooked. In the par- on the stony ground of an obdurately hardened heart. able of the sower, he deBut the seed can fall on scribed the various reasons which would explain the enormous inattentiveness of man. After two thousand years of not listening, mankind still presents

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deaf ears to the Lord's words on justice and judgment and d'oes so for the old familiar reasons. The sower's seed is the word of God and on nothing in the Gospels is the word so explicit as on the subject of justice. To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, visit the sick-these "corporal works of mercy" are quite simply the condition. The Old and New Testaments repeat the commands of justice and neighborly love on every page. But do we listen? No-the seed falls first on stony ground. What does this mean? It means the alienated and indeed devilish side of man. The hearts of people can become so fuB of hatred, contempt, fear and envy that they no longer see their neighbor as even human. What "justice" would a Nazi guard show in a death camp to a suffering Jew? What justice do tne bully-boys and gunmen of Northern Ireland show to the passerby they spray with ma•• chine gun fire-and so do, for

added blasphemy, in the name of Christianity? Quieter Hatreds Of course, when hatred reaches this pitch, hardening every instinct in man that can give him a claim to "humanity," we recognize the devil's work. But do we see it in quieter and more respectable types of hatred? In' contempt for "welfare bums"? In wary distrust of ethnic minOl'ities? In bland indifference toward those who are too handicapped to help themselves in . life? When compassion dies, the satanic power in each of us-the side we call "original sin"-can begin to stir. Then the seed falls

Charities Directors WASHINGTON (NC)-The diocesan directors of Catholic charities, an affiliate of the National Conference of Cathopc Charities will hold their semiannual meeting here Apr.il 4-6. The first day of the meeting will be devoted to a theologica,l discussion of "freedom, responsibility and the service mission of .the Church." Among other topics on the agenda are the role of the diocesan director in Cartholic charities and the convening process for regicmal meetings.

ground and start to grow. But there is no moisture and the seedling withers. This failure, the Lord tells us, repres.ents those who believe warmly in the Gospel until the first time of tnial. Then they give up. And all of us know how easy this is. In principle, we love our poor neighbors until they move into the same street. In principle, we want to feed the hungry children until foreign assistance turns up ,in the budget. In principle, we reject the idea of povertystricken old people dying in loneliness and squalor. But they live too far from us to be visited. At the first challenge to active sacrifice and genuine action, we give up.

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Urges Christians Imitate Christ In Love, Service HAMILTON (NC)-The moral principles of the Ten Commandments remain' valid and necessary, but a Christian must also imitate Christ in love and service and suffering, Archbishop Joseph L. Bernardin of Cincinnati sa'id here in Ohio. "It is not enough to fashion one's life solely after the moral values expressed by the Ten Ccmmandments - as indispensable 'as these are," Archbishop Bernardin said in a sermon here

"In addition, each individual, grounded in the person of Christ, must demonstrate the meaning and value of His commitment to Him." The archbishop said that "aIthough we are faced with new challenges because of the highly sophisticated and technological world in which we live, the moral principles which should prbVtide the basis for the responses we made to these new situations are the same now as before."

"To imitate Christ as the measure of our total commitment to Him is to love God in a way that He does" and to "love our neighbor as He loved us," Archbishop Bernardin said. He acknowledged that this. kind of commitment "can bring in its wake suffering and misunderstanding," and that "it can demand a great deal of patience and courage." But, the archbjshop said, "this is the life to which we are called as Christians."

This capacity for not actively following up our convictions about justice is closely linked to the last failure in our Lord's parable - the seed that "fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and chocked it." This represents the reaction of those who are choked by "the cares, the riches and the pleasures of this life." Perhaps at no time has this temptation been so acute for Christians for never in history have the 'riches and pleasures been available to so many Christian people. Nor have the cares - of not getting enough, of losing what we have-been so widespread. Swamped Souls There is nothing static about men's expectations. Unless appetites, drives, envious comparisons. and uneasy conformism to other people's standards are checked by rules of conscience and a sense of justice, the Christian soul can simply be swamped . by the surrounding acceptance of luxury and "upward mobility." If all your neighbors think a second car and a swimming pool are the outward signs of inner success, if success is the only yardstick, it can become almost heroic virtue to say that the second car is less important than summer camps for orphans, houses for the aged poor or-in tax tel'mS - public money for . headstart programs or for the rebuilding of ghettos. We live so surrounded by people for whom a tax cut is the obvious solution to pressures on personal income that it can again be heroic virtue to say: "I approve of a tax increase on higher .incomes, including my own, provided the money goes not to new, even more scientific and deadly weapon systems, but to the suffering and destitute who need the money more than I do." We do not say this. We barely even think it. And the reason is that the "thorns" of wanting ever higher consumption have grown round us so thickly that we hardly even see them. They have all but excluded the daylight of grace.

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KNOW YO~R FAITH Jesus Christ: lamb of· God

When I was in high school. I worked after class in my Dad's bakery. It was a great experience. Making delicious pastries was as satisfying as 'eating them. Each Easter brought a special experience as we made dozens of pound cakes shaped like lambs. Decorating the lambs with rich white frosting and shredded coconut was a challenge. Brown raisins became eyes, green colored frosting provided the fresh spring grass on which the lamb lay, and edible pink flowers added a final touch. The finished lamb was beautiful to behold and tantalizing to taste. At the time I was hardly aware of the symbol'ism of the Easter lamb. Creating and sampling the pound-cake animals was .engrossing enough. But I was very much aware that lambs were made only once a year-at Easter time. Later I realized more clearly that the lambcakes were meant to recall not only the new vitality of Spring life, but the very source of all Hfe, Jesus Christ,' the "Lamb of God." The fact that we made the lamb ca,kes only at Easter pro-

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vided a clue to the meaning of tion by which he ~reed ,all manthe biblical reference to Jesus as kind for new life. I the "Lamb." In the New TestaAPocalYlse ment the title "Lamb of God"· The last book of the Bible, '~he Book of Revelatio" also cal\ed the Apocalypse, d scribes Jesus throughout as a Uamb. "I saw' a Lamb standing,~a lamb that had been slain" ( ev. 5:6). The sym:Jolism is striki g: The Lamb FR. CARL J. who had 'been slai9 is standing! PFEIFER, S.J. He who had died iSilive; victorious over the powe of death itself. Surr.ounding t e Lamb, as the vision of John I~ th~ Apocasymbolizes all that , Jesus lypse develops, a huge crowd and race achieved in the events of Good from everynatio stood shouting: "alvation is Friday and Easter Sunday Turn to Page ighteen namely his death and resurrec-

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glish poet, was a very religious man. His poem, "The Tiger," asks what sort of God must he be who crea,ted that fierce and powerful jungle beast. His poem, "The Lamb," asks a sim'ilar question about a different kind of animal: "Little

know who made thbe?" The lamb does n~t reply, so the child who is as~ing goes on to give it some hin s: ' Hi.HKMmJ)H1!((&W4'

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Gift Bearers At Mass "Today's Gift Bearers: 5:15 (Verdi family); 8:30 (Lena Crisafulle and Alphia Trepasso); 9:45 (Pawlewicz Family); 11:15 (Calkins Family.)" This simple announcement in - our weekly bulletin has significantly helped to strengthen the community spirit here at Holy Family. Parishioners now wonder about the identity of an at-

aged us and we then began the lengthy process of converting check marks on a questionnaire into houl's of volunteer service.

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tractive family which brought up the water, wine, altar breads and collection basket during Mass. Reading the bulletin (handed out at the door as they leave church) on their way home gives them the answer. That brief indication of the gif.t bea,rers for major Masses, however, represents the results of hard work-some computerized plal1ning, numerous phone calls and personal home visits. One Sunday nearly a year ago, we replaced the homily with a 10 minute census survey at all our Masses. In addition to factual data (name, address, phone number, usual Mass attended, age, education, occupation, etc.), we asked for opinions on several matters, 'and finally, requested help in different areas (e.g., school lunch program, religious education classes, ushers). The positive response greatly encour-

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many authorities' often abused the willingness of the obeyer. Instead of obedi€'llce today, we hear more of freedom and self-determination. The individual wili choose what he wants to do. St. Paul certainly wouldn't quarrel with this. He often spoke of how Jesus came to make us free. The very role of authority and law was to lead persons to grace and freedom. But a flaw lurks in the garden ot freedom. Associating obedience with slavish and childish authoritarian'ism' can reduce it to an obscenity not to be thought about. The funny thing is that once freedom is imagined to have eliminated obedience behavior, cranky rebellion begins to take over. Honest rebelliousness that leads to maturity instead becomes a" pathetic striking out. Flailing b~omes a way of life. Obedience: Respom:e This makes freedom the equivalent of a perpetual tantrum. What is forgotten is that obc{!ience, in its deepest forro, is a response to God's desJire' for us. The divine desire on our behalf in an unerring direction, which if we follow it, will lead to our perfect fulfillment. The word obedience comes from the Latin,

"ob-audire," which means "to 'listen." The depth of God's hopes for us speaks to that whiCh is most profound within us. Obeying, in this instance, is hearing what 'absolute love h,as in mind for us. God calls us, even commands us, to the one true path of becoming human. Because he does it out of love, he always leaves us our freedom. This ,is why today's freedom-seekers often miss the point, for in doing their own thing, they listen only to themselves. Thus they reduce their future to the pathetic horizons their own wild wants to dream up. They have forgotten that personal growth demands dialogue, -' listening to another - especially the divine other. . When the Bible calls Jesus the Lamb of God, it is commenting on his radical obedience. It is common, even today, to' use an animal image for a human trait. !.'ions still bespeak courage, elephants remind us of memory, dogs tell us of affection. Just so, lambs evidence trusting obedience. Obedience of Christ Now some could say they are ,perfeotly willing to be a Iamb before God, tliat is, they will render obedience to him, but they aren't going to obey people. Jesus gives the opposite example. He always strove to do the will of his IFather, and, equallY,he attempted to respond obediently to the authority of his day. He is remembered as being an obedient child to his parents. He is shown paying taxes to the state and follOWing the r.itual requirements of Jewish religion. Now on ritual laws he shows an independence 'of spirit, that is, he is not a slave of the law. Hence he often breaks the letter of sabbath observance, by curing the sick 'and even recommending breaking ,the fast when his Turn to Page Seventeen


Lamb of God Continued from Page Sixteen starved friends needed food. In his freedom he teaches that the ~ Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Despl;ote these freedom gestures, Jesus is generally portrayed as faithful to the ritual and cultural practices of his day. Even the Last Supper is an act of fidelity and obedience to the ancient Passover command. We krtow he was· bringing new meaning to the old acts, for he said he did not come to destroy the law and the prophets, but to give them fulfillmentth~t 1s, fresh meaning. In Right Sense The Bible reserves the highest praise for Jesus' obedience. Saint Paul sees ,it a's the very road that led Jesus to be our savior and to his own glorification. "And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has exalted- him and hestowed on !tim the name that is above every name." (Philippians

I have been struck recently that some of my kook mail and some of the kook correspondents of the Catholic right wing press have taken umbrage at the use in my writings of the word "Yahweh." At first I was so baffled by this reaction that I didn't take it seriously. But as the nasty very much whether we use faor unfamiliar forms of comments piled up I began miliar address. He is not likely to thinl< to suspect that something that we are trying to communi-

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really strange was going on. . cate with someone else if we There are a number of reasons use a new name. Those who for using the name Yahweh. wish to continue to address Him First of all, it happens to be the by traditional titles are surely free to do so. But I wonder if they 'are free to insist on a reliligion -that is immune from the extraordinary, the unexpected, By the surprising. Quite the contrary, our religion is a religion of surprise anj REV. our God is a God cf surprise. ANDREW M. Yahweh's sudden intervention in human affairs is His selfGREELEY disclosure on Sinai was the greatest surprise in human history. Unannounced, uninvited, name that God revealed to us and, as it turned out, frequently on Sinai. If it is good enough for unwelcome, He announced,' "I am Yahweh your Goo." And the Him, then it surely is good human race has yet to get over enough for us. It is also the Hethat surprise. brew equivalent of the Greek "Kyrios," the Latin "Dominus" God of Wonder and the English "Lord" (through Jesus was another surprise the Hebrew "Adonoi" which was used as a code for the and his resurrection the biggest Sacred Name). It stre~ses the surprise of all. One can imagine continuity of' the Jewish and how the first witness to the resChristian strains of what is es- urrection must have felt; and we sentially one religious tradition); have St. Paul's description of it makes clear the ahsolutely how the surprise hit him. You decisive importance for all sub- want stabHity, predictability, imsequent religious development of mutability ,in your religion? Then the Divine self-disclosure on I'm' afra'id you should get Sinai. I hardly insist that every- another God. John Shea, in his booklet, one use that particular divine What a Modern Cathol.ic Bename; it just happens to be one that is comfortable for me to Heves 'about Heaven and Hell, concludes by observing that the use. Why then the outrage from best way a Christian c~n prepare critics? First of all, I thought it for death' is to develop his camight be anti-Semitism. "Yah- pacity for surprise. Gregory weh" is a Hebrew name (though Baum, in Man Becoming, tells of pre-Israelite origins appar· us that the essence of our faith ently). Maybe some people are is that "tomorrow will be difoffended hy the fact that our ferent"; no matter how bad God 'is a Jewish God. Or perhaps things are today (even if today they are offended at my pre- is the day of our death) some· suming to speak the Sacred thing new and different will hapName that was unspoken for a pen tomorrow. 'Yahweh, then, is not only a considerable period of Jewish wonderful God; he is also a God history. of wonder. When we are no God of Surprises longer startled by His surprises, we may have the wrong God; But then, why say, as one the right one is somewhere else. columnist did, that the use of © 1973, Inter/Syndicate the name is "supercilious"? Finally, it dawned on me. However hallowed the tradition, however Antipoverty Agency legitimate the symbolism, however sound the theology, the Publishes Bookle'~ name "Yahweh" is offensive to WASHINGTON (NC) - The a certain kind of Catholic Campaign for Human Developmentality because it sounds ment, . the U. S. bishops' anti"strange." With so many other poverty agency, has presented a things changing, can't we at 68-page booklet to the U. S. least use the old name for God? Catholic Conference's advisory Why do people have to show committee on the CHD's educaof.f by using unusual names? tional efforts. Isn't it enough that the Mass The booklet, entitled, "The Edis in English and nuns are wear- ucational Thrust of the Cam~ ing miniskirts? Can't we at least paign for Human Development: have stability in how we address A Progress Report 1970-72," is God? Isn't there anything that also being sent to bishops, CHD , is free from change anymore? diocesan directors and education One can, I think, call God personnel, diocesan' information whatever one pleases. I don't officers and others associated imagine that it offends Him with the Church's antipoverty effort. Compliance The publication is the first I don't want any yesmen comprehensive summary of the around me. I want everyone to CHD's education efforts, which tell me the truth-even though generally are not as publicized it costs hill) bis job. 'as the "action" aspects of the -Goldwyn CHD's overall pmgram.

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POWERFUL CONQUEROR: "But this Lamb (Jesus Christ) is not cuddly, soft or cute. ~or is he at all childlike. He is a powerful conquerer. He is not at all like Blake's little lamb. He is very much like Blake's tiger." A high contrast study of a tiger, his eyes "burning bright in the forest of night," as poet William Blake described it. NC Photo.

The Lamb of God Conquers All Continued from Page Sixteen Jerusalem. He has charge of the hook of life. The Lamb is certainly Jesus Christ. But this Lamb is not cuddly,_ soft or cute. Nor is he at all childlike. He is a powerful conqueror. He is no~ at all like Blake's little lamb. He is very much li'ke Blake's Tiger. Jesus, the conqueror of Revelation, is called the Lamb because of the special kind of conquering which Jesus did. He overcame the kings of ·the earth, the power of the demons, the wealth and pride of the Roman empire, by letting himself be put to death in sacrifice. Sacrifice This is not what most people mean by conqueril}g and viotory. But ,it is what Christianity means. And so when Revelation praises the Lamb' for his mighty conquests, 'it calls him "the Lamb who was slain." He was killed that others might live. This is the victory th,at overcomes the world. Jesus let himself be sacrificed~like the Jewish Passover lamb. In the Book of Exodus (Chapter 12), God was going to strike down the Egyptian oppressors and set his people free. He told the people through Moses that each family should find a lamb "without spot or blemish" and kill it and eat its flesh "without breaking a bone of it." They should take the lamb's blood and smear it over the front of their houses. Then when the angel of death cam~ through the land to punish God's enemies, that death would pass over the families whose houses were marked' with the lamb's blood. And so it happened. Therefore,. every Passover after that the Jews kept the same observ,al1ce down to Jesus' day.

Jesus in the New Testament is the lamb who was slain that we might be marked with his blood and be saved from death. Peter writes: "you have been redeemed ... not with perishable things, such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot." The Crucifixion scene in John's gospel says Jesus' legs were not broken "that the Scripture might be fulfilled: Not a bone of him shall be broken." Paul writes: "Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed."

I believe that after we have overcome our anger at the abuses of authority, we shall come again to value the depth meaning of obedience. St. Thomas Aquinas spoke of obediential potency, by which he meant that persons are born with a special glory to be attained by listen'ing to the loving voice cf God urging them to become who they should be. Obedience like this is not groveling slavery or immature childishness, but a humble and honest opennes's to the vocation that comes from God. It also me::ms that obedience to persons and civil and ritual requirements will be done with discrimination and civility and dignity. This is being a "lamb" in the right sense.

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Ernie Bradford's Gibraltar Tells History of Fortress ErnIe Bradford~s Gibraltar (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 757 Third Ave., New York, N. Y. 10017. $6.50. Illustrated) is 'subtitled "The History of a Fortress." The great Rock at the entrance to the Mediterranean is indeed a fortress, prooably the stoutest in the world; at. least until the ad- tered their wish to remain associated' with Britain. Mr. Bradford vent of air power. believes that the fortress' return It is a surprisingly small to Spain is inevi~able. But how

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will this come abnut, and when? He cannot say. Enter Miss Read English village life has, no more delightful reporter in fiction than the lady who writes under t.he name "Miss Read." By' Her latest offering, is T)'ler's Row (Houghton Miflin, 2 P,ark RT. REV. St. Boston, Mass. 02107. $5.95). The narrator, as usual, is Miss MSGR. Read, headmistress or Fairacre JOHN S. School. It is a grand sounding tit-ie, but the school boasts only KENNEDY two teachers, one for the inf.ants, the other for the older ~~~:tw~w~~"t children. There is· in ?'airacre village a of 1,400 feet. It projeds from Spain and the African mainland set of three cottages joined together in the' manner of townis only 14 miles away. Certainly Gibraltar was the houses; these are, called Tyler's hridge by which the M90rs, in Row. They have been neglected the eighth century, entered Eu- and are in a shocking state of rope. They seized it in 711, disrepair. To inspect them come Peter turned it into a fortress, and went on to subd,ue all of ~pain, and Diane Hall, a middle-aged which they held for the next 700 couple, he a teacher who is lookyears., It was not until 1452 ~hat ,ing forward to retirement. The the Spanish recovered Gibraltar. Halls think they can do something with the cottages. Having Longest Siege bought them they set about reA little over 250 years later, pairing the central one, which the English attacked and sub- they,are to occupy. dued the Rock, got title to it in Foul Weather peace treaty signed in 1713, They encounter the usual and have hung onto it ever since. problems which people who unFor Britain it has had prestige value. Thus, lin the 1770s dertake to restore run-down British power was un:der chal- property bemoan. There is more lenge all over the worl4, and to be done than at first appeared; successful challenge as in the the costs amount alarmingly; the case of the American colonies. delays are exasperating. But worse, perhaps, are the It was during the American occupants of the attached cotRevolution that the severes~ siege ,of 'gibraltar's history took tages on either side; an old soldier in one, an old harridan in pIace. With Britain involved in fight- the other, enemies. Foul weatherahead! ing both the colonies and France, When the Halls have their Spain took the opportunity to section done to their satisfacinvest Gibraltar by land and sea. tion, they move in, and find This siege lasted three years and seven months (1779,178:3, the themselve!l caught in the crosslongest continuous one in 'his- fire between the aged but reThat , doubtable combatants. tory. Shot and shell were poured problem is solved, but not soon, upon the rock, the towl1 was laid in ruins, disease took a heavy' and not without some anguish. On this frail frame the author toll, -but the fortress held out. has put together a slight' but interesting and amusing story, Strategic Worth which does not lack true pathos. It was only later, especially Village characters make their . after the opening of the Suez entrances' and exits, various Canal in 1869, that Gibraltar crises occur, the seasons come was of highest importance be- and go. As usual, there is- apcause' of its ,key position on the pealing description of the beauroute to and from the Mediter- ties of the countryside, theacranean. It became, as well, a curate description of the peculimajor trading center. And it had' arities of village life. ' strategic worth in both World A minor work, this is perfect Wars. of its unpretentious kind. Since 1-830, it has ,been a BritTrivial Piece ish crown colony. In 1956 the populatiqn was some 24,000. It , A. B. Guthrie, Jr., is a weightrepresents a racial and cultural ier writer than "Miss Read," as melance: Genoese, Maltese, he 'proved, for examp,le, in the Spaniards, Jews, Indians (most memorable The Way West and of the merchants), and British. The Big Sky: In Wild Pitch Spain wants title to Gibraltar, (Houghton Mifflin, 2 Park St., and at present the Rock is cut Boston, Mass. 02107. $5.95), he off from the Spanish mainland. has struck out in a somewhat Its value to Britain, except as a different direction, and also, one symbol is questionable, and its fears, has struck out. _ maintenance ,is expensive. But Here' he is offering a murder by a vote of 12,138 to 44 (in mystery with a Montana setting. 1967) the Gibraltarian~ regis- The setting is impressively real-

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Jesus Christ: Lamb of Continued from ~age Sixteen from our God, whol is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb" (Rev. 7:9-10). The, \Lamb saves: That salvation is described later in John's visipn: "He will lead them to spring!of life-giving water, and God wi~! wipe away' every tear from their eyes" (Rev. 7:17). In the Ne~ Jerusalem, where there "shall Ibe no more death or mourning, flying out or pa'in" (Rev. 21:4), 9arkness will .dissolve in the light of the Lamb, and death will be .~wallowed in the life-giving waters flowing from the Lamb and God's throne (Rev. 21:23; 22:1). \ . John's mystical vi1ion of Jesus, the Lamb, risen but still bearing ,the marks of death'l symbol'i"'es the very core of Chtistian faith. We believe the deatl and resurrection of Christ is the radical source of our own triumph of life over death. Symbolis~'

The lamb sym'boliSrll may not ,appeal to contempdrary' urban dwelllirs as it did tf> the early Christians who live~ in closer contact with the lan~, and were at home with the 01 Test'ament ritual of the 'Paschal Lamb. But in any event the bi lical name for Jesus, "Lamb of God," crystallizes Christ's .role Ias saviour of man from every fOIr[m of death and diminishment. "Saviour" can be a pather abstract theological erm, but translated into the "~amb" im: age of the New TeStament the meaning of "salvation " may become more concrete. The Lamb frees man from all hat limits life - darkness of tnind and .spirit, ·mourning, pain Iand every form of death. He renJws us, refreshes us with life-giving waters. Jesus, the La b of God, 'is able tQ free us to gtow in the

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Dividends This extra bit of planning and preparation has yielded handsome dividends. Just yesterday a dentist's wife told me her youngest daughter, upon learning the family would be bringing . up the gifts on Holy Family Sunday, jumped with joy and considered the honor her finest Christmas present. I' aI-so have heard of wives going to the hair dresser, parents stopping at Confession, children shining shoes before their Sunday "appearance." One woman told me that tears streamed down her cheeks as she watched a particularly large and beautiful family bring (with less than military precision) the of.ferings up the center aisle to the priest waiting in the sanctuary. 1 wondered last week what were . the feelings of a non-Catholic father who joined his w.ife and children in the procession. I wonder, too, about those in the pews as they observe a family with long-haired college boys and bright eyed grammar school girls bearing gift~ to the altar.

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At root this involves a dying with him to the sl~lfishnes-s that , IS sin in order to rise to a life of 'unselfish love. Motivation The very fact the Lam'b who was slain stands reveals that for these who place their trust in Christ ,th,at all death bears within i-tself the seeds of life. Conversely the image suggests' that all growth in life comes only through death. With him we can overcome the powers that dlminish our physical and spiritual vitality, discovering sparks of new life in the dying ember-s of existence. Perhaps this so-unds poetic, mystical, far from the real'ities of daily life. Yet for hundreds of thousands of Christians faith in Christ, who triumphed over sin and death, has provided motivation and courage to face and overcome sickness, poverty, loneliness, oaptivi-ty, p'ersecution, pain, anxiety, sel.fishness, death itself. The sight of the lamb standing after being killed has suggested hope to p~ople who seemed overwhelmed with suffering, and ha-s brought a joyful smile to the face of persons steeped in sorrow. The Easter Lamb can remind us all that beoause of Jesus, the , true Lamb of God, we can affirm life where others see only death, 'and glimpse rays of light where darkness blinds .others' eyes. "Behold the Lamb adf God, who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper."

This ceremony may seem uncomplicated to -those of us who are priests or Religious or persons accustomed to leadership roles in front of crowds. But I sense in such circumstances that most people become quite nervous, ev,en if' proud, and breathe a sigh of relief when they finally get back to their pews. All the more reason for a sensitive solicitation of volunteers, a careful at,tention to preparation, and a clear explanation of the spiritual reasons behind this practice. The Roman Missal's General Instruction reads: "It is desirable for the faithful to present the bread and wine, which are received 'by the prie~t or deacon at a suitable place ... 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."

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SCHOOLBOY' SPORTS IN THE DIOCESE By PETER J. BARTEK Norton Hiih Coach

Forcasts Exciting Campaign In S. E. Mass. Track Circuit Southeastern Massachusetts track fans will witness some of the best dual track meets ever staged within the confines. of diocesan territorial limits this Spring when action commences in the newly formed Southeastern Massachusetts Conference. The nivision Meet will follow twenty-one league schools theTheformat of the old Narry, that participate in Spring Bristol County and Capeway track will battle for separate Conference championship meets titles in three divisions. The alignment of schools into divisions closely parallels the football divisions with the stronger schools in the first bracket and the smaller schools in the third group. Each school is scheduled for six dual meets within its own division. Unlike' football and basketballl ,the league has not listed any imerdivisional competit,ion dn track. Schools may schedule non-league meets according to their individua~ preferences. The oonference's season will climax with Division Championship Meets on May 19.

which likewise culmin/llted league competit,ion. Th~ Division I meet is slated for Attleboro, Division H will be held at Bishop Feehan High in Attleboro and Division HI teams will meet at Diman Regional Vocational in Fall River. League officials were plagued with many problems in a'ligning schools into divisions and alleviate some of the problems' that existed in the three track circuits that functioned' before the formation of the new Conference. Two major areas of consideration were order of events and facilities.

League Sets Standard Order of Events To the credit of the loop steps have been taken that will undoubtedly bring about better competition imd less aggravation for coaches and participants: All conference dual meets will follow the order of events as approved by league members. That order lists all ,field events to he contested first with the two mile run to be started as soon as two milers finish competing in field events. At sites where two weight areas are not available the discus will follow the shot put and where two jumping pits are lacking the long jump will follow the triple jump. In addition to the four field events I,isted above all league dual meets will also include the high jump, pole vault, and javelin. The running events will start with the 120 yard low hurdles

and then proceed to the 100 yard dash, 880 yard run, 440 yard run, 120 yard high hurdles, 220 yarc.I dash, ~ ·mile. run and conclude with the 880 yard relay. In past years the home team, in many cases, could establish the order of events. The privilege gave an unfair advantage to the host coach who could align the events in favor of his athletes /Which often brought about the wrath of the opposing coach. The standardized order is equitable in that all mentors can prepare for a meet knowing when events will be staged. Some schools in the old Narry, Bristol and Capeway' circuits have competed in track for many years but never with adequate facilities. The ,track was a chalk line around the baseball f,ield which may have been a quarter mile give or take a few yards.

Seven Powers·Chalienge for "1" Crown In spite of the facilities many of these schools have produced outstanding track teams, However, not to ·~ake anything away from .the athletes who performed enthusiastically under the circumstances, equitable competitive conditions were not present at these sites. • In order to bring about better conditions, the league has dictated that all circuit meets shall be held at schools which have regulation track and field event areas. Schools which do not have such facilities have scheduled their home meets at schools nearby that possess adequate track areas. These two factors in addition to the div,isiona'1 alignments should set the stage for a tremendous track season. The area's seven strongest track schools, with the possible exception of New Bedford which

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS' MASS: Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York receives Offertory gifts from women who were among the 206 persons installed as "extraordinary ministers" of Holy Communion during a service in St. Patrick'~ Cathedral. Of the new ministers, 87 were women, including 54 Sisters. Candidates were nominated by local clergy and were trained in the doctrine of the Holy Eucharist, ministry and personal sanctity.

Eucharistic Ministers NEW YORK (NC)-Two hundred and six laymen and women from the New York archdiocese were authorized and installed by Cardinal Terence Cooke to serve as "extraordinary ministers" of 'Holy Communion. Eighty'-seven of the "extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist" were women and of these, 54, were .Sisters. Sev.enteen Brothers and 109 other laymen were ~ncluded in the ceremony, held during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral here. The ceremony followed three session of instructions, provided ibythe vioars of the archdiocese. Candidates were nominated by local clergy. Their training covered the doctrine of the Holy Eucharist, ministry and. personal sanctity.

is not a Conference member, are aligned in Division I. Each meet They were presented to Carshould feature existing compe- dinal Cooke and three times retition. Members of ,the first division include Barnstable, Lawrence High .of Falmouth, Dart- . p'rotestors Delay mouth and Dennis-Yarmouth all Douglas Speech of the old Capeway Conference, CLEVELAND (NC)-An estiSomerset from the Narry circuit and Bishop Stang and Attleboro rna·ted 75 antiabontion protesters of the Bristol County League. delayed and then interrupted a AU seven schools have demon- speech at Case Western Universtrated their track power over sity here hy U. S. Supreme Court the years on both the local and Justice William O. Douglas. The demonstrators shoved the state levels. Bishop Connolly High of Fall their way into the 'h~1I where River, Seekonk, Dighton-Reho- Douglas gave a speech on the both, Taunton, Msgr. Coyle- need for preserving the environBishop Cassidy of Taunton, Old ment f·rom radioactive contamRochester of Mattapoisett· and ination. Bishop Feehan are the Division Police reported no arrests or injuries despite some scuffling II teams. Case High from Swansea, and veI1bal bicker-ing inside the Diman,Bourne, New Bedford hall and outside, chiefly between Vocational and Norton will com- the antiabortion forces and proabortion counter-pickets. pete for Divisi9n HI honors.

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Seeks Volunteers For Work at Home

NEWARK (NC)-In a reverse twist,the Newark archdiocesan agency .whlich sends lay volunteers to mission areas is now seeking volunteers to work in Jersey City. . The pilot program is being worked out by Father George L. Mader, .director of ·the Intema.tional Liaison Office, and Father Richard Brozat, a former missioner, who is administrator of All Saints Parish in Jersey City. As head of the liaison office, Father Mader has recruited lay volunteers from Newark for service in mission areas of the United States, Latin America and other areas overseas. Now, he is loolting for a social worker, religious education coordinator and secretary - each committed to two years of service-to work at All Saints. The parish, which once had a membership of 1,200 families, now ministers to 300 families, most of them blacks.

New York their "serious responsibility" to serve the Eucharist reverently and live by it in their own lives. Duning the Prayer of the Faithful during the Mass there was one hint that the new practice, authorized by the Vatican's Congregation for the Sacraments and already in effect in other dioceses, has not met universal,ly with popul,ar approval.' The prayer was for "all who find difficulty in accepting this ministry, that they may come to understand the contribution which these ministers will make to a more reverent Eucharist."

C. U. Chancellor WASHINGTON (NC)-Newly appointed archbishop William Baum of Washington will replace the retired archbishop Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle as chancellor of the Catholic University of America. In assuming the chancellorship, Archbi~op Baum will act as a Uaison between the university and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and between the university and the Vatican.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Mar.

22, 1973

FORMER PARISHIONER: Mrs.. "Mary Souza Oliveira of St. Michael's "Parish, Fall River is greeted by the Cardinal.

ST•. MleH L PARISmONER: Among the many who received the Eucharist from their former pastor at St. Michael's was Arthur Rebello of Fall River.

AMBASSADOR AT MASS: The newly' named U. S. Ambassador to Italy, John A. Volpe during Communion in St. Susanna Church, Rome.

TAUNTON AND ATTLEBORO MEET IN ROME: Among the hundreds attending the Consistory in Rome were: Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hoye of Taunton; Mrs. Raymond Guillette and Mrs. Manuel Castro of Attleboro.

SOMERSET A SO REPRESENTED: Frank V. Medeiros and Manuel Souza of Somerset discuss the spirituality of each and ever)'" event of the Consistory with Rev. Bento R. Fraga of Holy GflOst Parish, Attleboro, in the- great Piazza San Pietro on the walk separating the v.tirn from the city of Rome, Italy. .


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