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Reorganize Education Apostolate \ The Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, announced today a plan for the, total reorganization of Diocesan educational efforts. The plan brings together under one Department of Education the many diverse educational apostolates

which now exist in the Diocese, Diocesan clergy last September and institutes new programs' in at the close of retreat that there be "better 'coordination of the areas of special need. The plan, which has been un- teaching office, both in Catholic der study for a year, implements Schools and in catechetical the desire expressed by the classes." It also embodies the Bishop to teachers at the Dioc- desire to bring "a whole new esan Convention last May and to 'thrust" to the educational apostolate in the Diocese, and to provide for sound doctrinal and moral formation. The reorganization calls basically for a single Department of Education with three sub-. sections: Schools, Religious Education of Youth, and Adult Education. Each section will be headed by an Associate Director and assisted by Field Coordinators as needed, all operating under the general supervision of the Director of Education who will be immediately responsible to the Bishop. The Diocesan Board of Education, which, up to now,' has functioned in an advisory capAn Anchor oj the Soul, Sure and Flrm-"-St. Paul acity to the Bishop in matters affecting Catholic' schools, will be reconstituted to include repreRiver, Mass., Thursday, April 5, 1973 sentatives from other educational apostolates and will then broad$4.00 per year en its advisory functions of all 17, No. 14 漏 1973 The Anchor PRICE 10垄 areas of Christian education. Rev. Patrick J. O'Neill, D.Ed., has been named Director of Education. Associate Directors will

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Charities Appeal Meeting Next Wednesday' Evening The opening meeting of the thirty-second annual Catholic Charities Appeal of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River wili be held a 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, April 11 at Bishop Connolly High School auditorium in Fall River. Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D. Bishop of Fall River, will be the keynote speaker. This is Bishop Cronin's third year as Appeal honorary chairman. More than 900 clergy, religious and laity of the diocese will be present. The Special Gifts phase of the Appeal will be conducted from April 23 to May 5. The parish house-to-house campaign is set for May 6 through May 16. Joseph H. Feitelberg of Fall River, this year's diocesan lay chairman, will ~Iso speak. Feitelberg stressed tb,e importance of the kick-off meeting for the campaign in the t~p phases of the

Appe'al. He路 hopes that every priest, every religious and six members of each of the 116 parishes will attend. Feitelberg said: "1973 presents a special challenge. In reordering its priorUies this year, Government has established that social services can best be handled on the local level through "self help" among the area's residents. Therefore, the demand for all diocesan services is greatly expanding. We need the help of every individual." Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director of the Appeal, will explain the theme, techniques and mechanics of the campaign. Groups from Bishop Gerrard High School and the Catholic Memorial Home will entertain the large audience with renditions of music and song. A coffee hour will follow the meeting.



St. Patrick's Church in Fall River is making plans for the 100th anniversary of the Parish. The festivities will begin with a Solemn Baptism scheduled for April 26, the 100th anniversary of the first Baptism in the Parish. Schedule of celebration events is as follows: April ,29 - Administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation by Most Rev. James J. Gerrard, D.D., V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese and a former assist, ant at St. Patrick's. T'ime will be at 3 P.M. May 13-First Mass of newlyordained Rev. Horace Travoasos at 5 P.M. May 2D-Centennial Mass at 10 A.M. with Most Rev. Daniel

be: Sister Marion C. Geddes, RS.M., for Schools; Sister Rita Pelletier, S.S.J., for Religious Education of Youth, and Rev. Michel G. Methot, M.A., for Adult Education. Sister Barbara McCarthy, O.P., will continue as Coordinator for Schools, and Sister Theresa Sparrow, R.S.M., will 'join the staff as Coordinator for Religous Education of Youth. Emphasis on Unity The apostolate of religious ed-

Pope Releases Instruction Regarding Communion

In an instruction, Immensae Caritatis; approved and sanctioned by his authority, Pope Paul VI has decreed that, effective January 29, 1973, there is to be more leeway for the reception of Holy Communion under difficult or unusual circumstances. While not allowing the reception of Communion in the hand for the United States since the American Bishops have refused to request it, the document allows the appointment of lay or Religious extraordinary ministers of the Sacrament; reduces the time of the Eucharistic Fast for some; allows the reception of Communion more than once a day in certain circumstances. "Present-day conditions," the document states, "demand that, while the utmost reverence owing to such a Sacrament is constantly maintail).ed, greater access, to Holy Communion should A. Cronin, D.D., Bishop of Fall be made possible so that the River. faithful, by sharing more fully in June 10 - Grammar School the fruits of the sacrifice of the Graduation at 5 P. M. Mass, might dedicate themselves June 16 and 17-Anniversary more readily and effectively to Festival. God and to the good of the September' 21 -Concelebrated Church and of mankind. Mass commemorating the 50tl1 "First of all, provision must be anniversary of the Consecration made lest the reception become of the Church. Concelebrants .impossible or difficult owing to will be the priests who have a lack of sufficient number of come from the Parish and those ministers. Provision must also be who have served ,in St. Patrick's. made lest the sick be deprived of October 21-Centennial Dinner such a great spiritual consolation at 7 P.'M. at White's Restaurant. by being impeded from receiving There will also he a Memorial Holy Communion because of the Mass for deceased parishioners law of fast, which they may not at which Most Rev. James L. 'be able to observe, even though Connolly, D.D., former Bishop of it be already very moderate. Fall River, and a native of the "Finally, it seems appropriate Parish, will be principal con- to determine in which circumcelebrant. stances the faithful who ask to

St. Patrick's in Fall River Plans "lOOth Anniversary


ucation heretofore conducted un路 der the auspices of the Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Office will now be assumed by the sub-section concerned with the Religious Education of Youth. Liaison will thus be maintained with CCD programs in every parish. The Reverend Ronald A. Tosti, presently Director of the CCD Office' will return to full-time duties at Saints Peter and Paul Parish, in Fall River. In emphasizing his desire to unify the educational apostolates of the Diocese Bishop Cronin called attention to the guidelines expressed in the recent Pastoral Message of the National Corio ference of Catholic Bishops: The essential unity of the education ministry should be reflected in its programmatic expressions ... Far from competing with one another for money, personnel, students, etc., they must function together harmoniously and efficiently, complementing and supplementing one another in order to achieve jointly the' fullest possible realizaion of the threefold aim of Christian education: teaching doctrine, building community and serving others. (To teach as Jesus Turn to Page Eleven

receive sacramental Communion very number of the sick, espea second time on the same day cially in hospitals and similar inmay be permitted fittingly to do stitutions, requires many minisso." ters. Extraordinary Ministers "Therefore, in order that the A lack of ministers may occur: faithful, who are in the state 01 "-during Mass, because of grace and who with an upright the size of the congregation or a and pious disposition, wish to particular difficulty in which a share tn the Sacred Banquet, may celebrant finds himself; not be deprived of this sacra"-outside of Mass, when it is ' mental help and consolation, it difficult because of distance to has seemed appropriate to the take the Sacred Species, espe- Holy Father to establish extracially the Viaticum, to the sick ordinary ministers, who' may .in danger of death, or when the 'fum to Page Six

Bishop Implements Decree In Diocesan Guidelines The Most Reverend Daniel A~ Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, has announced today the implementation, ,in the Diocese of Fall River of a program of extraordinary Eucharistic ministry by lay people. Under the terms of provisional Diocesan guidelines promulgated by Bishop Cronin, des-

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ignated individuals will he prepared and commissioned to assist parochial clergy by distributing Holy Communion at Sunday and holyday Masses where large numbers of communicants are present. The local Diocesan implementation of the practice of designating lay Catholics to distribute Holy Communion during Mass comes .shortly after the promulgation by the Holy See of an

Instruction on the Eucharist. The "Immensae Cal1itatis," as the document released by the Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments on March 29, 1973, is called, extends to diocesan bishops the faculty to appoint extraordinary lay Eucharistic ministers to meet pressing pastoral needs of the faithful. The Vatican document speaks of utilizing such ministry when the number of communicants approaching the Eucharist is great and when sacred ministers, priests, deacons or acolytes, are -not available in sufficient numbers to distribute Holy Communion conveniently, so that the celebration of Mass is unduly prolonged. PAST HISTORY The designation of lay persons to administer Holy Communion in instances of exceptional necessity is not without precedent in Church discipline. Though the Turn to Page Six


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Provisional Diocesan Guidelines There are specific parochial situations in the Diocese of Fall River where extraordinary lay ministers of the Eucharist will, doubtless, prove very helpful, for example in some parishes where on!y one priest is assigned, or w~ere a priest is severely impeded by reason 6f health. It appears opportune to implement extraordinary lay Eucharistic ministry, where genuine need exists, in accord with the following provisional guidelines: (1)


Pastors, making a prudential judgement regarding' the existing needs of the individual parishes, are invited to nominate one or two Catholic' persons of mature age, exemplary for their fidelity to the Church and stable in family and civic relationships, as extraordinary ministers of t~e Eucharist. a. Such nominations should be in the form of a letter to the Most Reverend Bishop which describes the existing parish need, and which provides specific assurance of the qualifications of the nominees.

A program for instruction and preparation of the persons so nominated will promptly be arranged· by the Diocese. If feasib!e, a regional or Vicariate program wi!! be con~ucte~. a. In due course, the rite whereby extraordinary.· ministers of t!':e Eucharist .wi!! be commissioned will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop at the Cathedral.


Thus commissioned, extraordinary lay ministers of the Eucharist wi!! function in t~eir parishes, assisting at the distribution of Ho!y Communion under the species of Bread with the priest(s) at Masses of obligation where significant numbers of communicants participate in the liturgy.

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Extraordinary lay ministers should be suitably dressed when exercising their ministry. Where, the lay Eucharistic ministry is introduced in parishes, it will be incumbent upon the local pastor to provide a careful pastoral instruction and explanation regarding this extraordinary ministry to paris~ioners.

For the present experimental period, no faculty is conveyed for the ad hoc, appointment of extraordinary.lay Eucharistic ministers in parishes for specific occasions.




Religious superiors who recognize an extraordinary need in any given religious house, especia!!y in the care of sick religious, are invited to make representation of the circumstances to the Most Reverend Bishop' in a letter. No general faculty is conveyed for the i~plementation of extraordinary Eucharistic ministry in oratories of religious communities. In due. course, the results of the provisional implementation of the extraordinary lay Euc~aristic ministry in Diocesan parishes will be subject to careful review by the Most Reverend Bishop. Counsel of the clergy who will, by then, have had an opportunity to observe the practice, will be sought, and a determination wi!! be made regarding permanent Diocesan norms.

The Provisional Diocesan Guidelines become effective in the Diocese of Fall River on April 1, 1973, by order of the Most Reverend Bishop.


OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS I Rev. Patrick J. O'Neill, D.Ed., Director of Education.


(CA Chai:rma1n For Cape! Cod' Mrs. Gilbert J. Noonan of 'St. Patrick's parish, Falmouth, has been appointed lay ;chairman of the Cape Cod ar('la Cathc;>lic Charities Appe3.1 'for 1973. A graduate of La~re'nce High School, ,Falmouth, Mrs. Noonan attended Simmons i College in Boston. She is most active in many diocesan and bvic org~nizations. ' She has been past president of the Fall River Did,cesan CO\lncil of Catholic Women, past president of the Cape Cod District Council of Catholic Women, <:Ind past rp.;ent of the Falmouth Circle Daughters of I~abella. She has been active ini her parish Ladies Guild anu Confraternity of Christian Doctriri~. . She is vice·president of the 'Falmouth Civic B~autificadon Committee and truhee of the I Falmouth Hospital. ! .Mrs. Noonan wid assist the Rev. .fohn F. Andrews, Cape Cod area director of ~e Appe,al, Joseph H. Feitelberg, Diocesan lay chair-man of this year's Ap· peal and the Rev. Msgr. Anthony M'. Gomes, diocesan' director! of the Appeal, in the work of the .Appeal covering the parishes and : I I' special gifts phases in the Cape Cod and Islands area; I

DETROIT (NC) - Representa· tives of the U. S. bishops have pledge9 greater future collabora· tion between the National Conference of ,Catholic Bishops (NCCB) and the National Federa· tion of Priests' Councils (NFPC). The assurances were given by Msgr. Colin A. MacDonald, a former NFPC vice·president and now executive director of the NCCB's Ad Hoc Priestly Life and Ministry· Committee, and Cardi· nal John Dearden of Detroit, former NCCB president. Their comments were made to

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the NFPC House of Delegates, which was concluding a four-day meeting here. Earlier in the· conclave, Father Reid Curtis Mayo, NFPC president, said the priests' organization, chided for its liberal stances on some issues by members of the American hierarchy, had embarked on an era of collaboration with the U. S. bishops. "It is a fact that there are

some bishops in the church who have no use for the NFPC," Msgr. MacDonald said. ".There are also many priests in the U. S., some quite articulate, who think that the NFPC is not only a blueprint for a 'New Church: but more so a blueprint for ch'aos. It is also a fact that most bishops and priests don't feel this way."

Sister Rita Pelletier, S.S.J., M.A., Associate Director for Religious Education. Re~..' Michel G. Methot, M.A., Associate Director for Adult Education.

Sister Barbara McCarthy, O.P., M.A., Coordinator for Schools. Sister M. Theresa Sparrow, RS.M., REd., Coordinator for Religious Ed.ucation. All appointments are effective Sunday, July 1, 1973

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ADVISORY COUNCIL: Advisory Council to the U. S. Catholic Bishops has 60 members throughout the country who will send the Bishops materials on shared responsibility. Members of Region I-the

New England States-include, left to right, Msgr. Colin A. MacDonald, Joseph H. Maguire Jr., Miss Maureen McNamara and Thomas Mulvihill. NC Photo.

Cross-Section of American Catholic Church To Advise U.S. Bishops on Shared Responsibility WASHINGTON (NC) - The U. S. Bishops' Advisory Council has urged American ,Catholic prelates to "manifest their thinking" in' pastoral letters on "shared responsibility" among bishops, priests and lay persons. The 60-member council, with the approval of the Administrative Committee ot the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' (NCCB),is expected .to send ma~ terials on "shared responsibility'; to the bishops to help them write pastorals on the increasingly popular topic. These materials, bishops' spokesmen indicated, would include Vatican papers, conciliar and post-conciliar documents, and a bibliography on diocesan pastoral councils. Specifically, . the committee has been examining the feasibility of establishing a national pastoral council to share responsibility with ,the bishops in Church decision-making processes. A spokesman for the Advisory Council said his group has been informed the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy has no objection - as previously reported - to the study on a national pastoral . coun~il. The four-year-old Advisory Council recently was enlarged from 50 to 60 members. It includes six bishops, six priests, 12 laymen, 12 laywomen, three men Religious, three women Religious, and 18 "at large" members who are bishops, priests,

For. Diabetics A panel of children with diabe(es will discuss their own experience with the disease at a meeting of the Greater Fall River Association for Parents of Diabetlc Children at 7:30 Wednesday night, April 11 in the cafeteria of St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. Also to speak is Dr. Priscilla White of the Joslin Clinic, Boston, and international authority on pediatric diabetes. All parents and other relatives are invited to attend.

Religious and lay persons. At year-old Harvard graduate and present there are two vacancies. an official of' the U. S. bishops Bishops, priests, lay persons conference are members of the and members of.religious orders 60-member U. S. bishops' Advisare elected on a regional basis ory Council from New England. New England by their peers; 18 at-large members are selected by the Advisory Thomas A. Mulvihill, at 24 one Council .and NCCB and U. S. , of the youngest members of the Catholic Conference (USCC) of- Advisory Council, is a 1970 ficials. gradu~te of Holy, Cross College, Two college officials, a', '24~ Worcester, Mass. Recently he

Clergyma'n Sees Anti-Catholic Trend in Abortion Disput'e DALLAS (NC) An Episcopal that can be imposed by a single priest has charged that the U.S. school systeJ:l1," Father Carroll Supreme Court abortion decision stated. signaled the emergence of an Advocates of abor,tion-on-deanti-CathoHc atmosphere in a mandand the demise of the society that has lost its values. CathoHc school system are workFather Charles Carroll, a ing for a ~'value-free communclergyman fro,m California who ity" through division of the varhas served as a fellow at the ious chUrches, Father CarroH Instutute of Ecumenical and Cul- said. Attempts to divide the tural Research at St. John's Uni- churches and create a similar versity, Collegeville, Minn., also "value-free community" were said that advocates of abortion- , made by the Nazis in pre-World on-demand were striving to di- War II Germany he said. vide, the various churches as Pandora's Box the Nazis did in Germany. German churchmen today, Father Carroll, who was an however, are. wary of 'attempts observer at war crimes trials at to divide their congregations Nurenbur.g following World War over the abortion issue, and FaII, made his comments in an ther Carroll said, Catholic and address to the Catholic clergy Lutheran bishops have joined in of the Dallas diocese at the Uni- opposition to proposals to relax versity of Dallas here. abortion statutes in hoth West In what was a general defense and East Germany. "The Germans realize very of Catholic opposition to abortion, the .clergyman noted that well that abortion on demand of newspapers and other publica- the patient can easily become tions practice discrimination abortion on 'demand of the against Catholic opponents of state," Father Carroll said. 'abortion hy identifying them as "We can e~pect demands on Catholics, Such identification, charity patients to submit to he said, in effect tells the reader tubal ligations and abortions in to discount the speaker's views exchange for health care." The priest said "the real powbecause he must hold his posier today is in the laboratory and tion as Church law. . "What is important is not the question is who will control that the Church is against abor- H. Science" he added, "can only tion, but why the Church is ascertain what is, not what against it," he said. should be. That i~ our business." "The Supreme Court has openAnother anti-Catholic move, he said is aimed at de~troying ed a Pandora's box, no less than, Catholic schools, allegedly for and probably ,greater than, the Pandora's box opened over Hirthe sake of pluralism. "Real plural,ism will be lost oshima in 1945," Father Carroll in the conformity of thought said.

received a masters degree in the U. S. Bishops' Committee education from Harvard, - and on Priestly Life and Ministry. now is a high school social Msgr. MacDonald, 52, was studies teacher. Mulvihill and born in Nova Scotia and raised his wife, Eileen, live in Old in Manchester. He served in a Wethersfield, Conn. variety of posts in that diocese Joseph H. Maguire, a former and was a founding vice presichairman of the Advisory Coun- dent of the National Federation cil, is assistant dean and chair- of Priests' Councils. He now man of the English department lives in Washington and works at Holy Cross. ," at the bishops' headquarters Maguire has served. on the , the're. ' . . council since it was started in Maureen A. McNamara, the 1969. He was vice chairman in 1971 and chairman last year. only woman member of the The 37-year-old bachelor is also council from Region I, is regisvice president of the Advisory trar and director of the student Council committee that is ex- information center at St. Michploring the possibility of forming ael's Col1ege, Winooski, Vt. Miss McNamara is vice president of a national pastoral council. the Vermont League of Women Priest Member Voters, a member of the BurMsgr. Colin A. MacDonald, a lington city zoning board and of priest of the Manchester, N. H., the Burlington diocesan ecumendiocese, is executive director of ical commission.

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Worker Alienation Serious' Problem for Industries '. Three years ago one of the leading lights in th~ liberal intellectual Establishment declared in a feature article published in the New York Times Book Review that the American labor movement is irreversibly on the. decline and is no long~'r being taken seriously in the circles in Union" (Knopf, New York. $7.95) he argues that while the which he moves. To "prove" United Auto Workers (the union his point, he argued that the in his title) and General Motors

importance of any social move- (the company in question) may ment can be gauged by the num- , pretend for the record that they bel' of books that are being writ- are adversaries or even enemies, ten about' it. Since the number in point of fact they have developed "a civilized relationship" which is mentally advantageous but doesn't necessarily serve the By best interests of GM's workers and customers. MSGR. I have been fairly close to the UAW for many years and have GEORGE G. also enjoyed a warm personal relationship with .some of the HIGGINS' GM's top negotiators. Even at that (or ~aybe because of that) I really don't know what to of books being written about make of Serrin's fascinating the labor movement was then on book. Surely there is something GREATER NEW BEDFORD AREA CHAIRMEN OF CCA: Joseph A. Robida, Ronald t.he decline, he said it followed to be said for his basic thesis. R. Loranger, area :lay cha~rmah; Bishop Cronin, who addressed the New Bedford meeting that the lahor movement was I have the uneasy impression, definitely on the wane but un- however, that he has 'overstated of priests and parish lay chairmen; Gilbert Costa, and Richard Fontaine. Mr. Robida, Mr. fortunately didn't seem to know his case against the union and Costa and Mr. F()ntaine will serve as co-chairmen. , I. the comp·any. it. i . Be that as it may, both the The trouble with that thesis is. is that during the past three company and the union would be : ' , years the market has been glut- well advised to pay' careful at· WASHINGTON (NC) - 'Tihe definitely provides protection for Another addiu'on to the ted with boo:ks about the labor tention to what Serl"iin says movement. In fact, I think it about their failure to meet the U. S. Senate approve1 a "con- hospjtals and specifically .for amendment requires individuals receiving Hill-Burton or health care facilities to post would be accurate to say that problem of boredom on the job. . science" claim to protect doctors, those more books on this subject have and worker alienation. Why is it, hospitals and hospital personnel funds," . Msgr. McHugh said. their policy publicly if they debeen published' since 1969 or he asks, that so little has been from being forced td participJte "There is virtually no hospital- cline to participate in abortions 1970 than in any comparable p,er- done in negotiations to improve in abortions or sterilization pro. aside from private physicians' or sterilization procedures. conditions in the plant. '''The an- cedures if it is contrary to their hospitals....,that is not receiving Sister Mary Maurita, president iol of time in recent history. swer," he says,~ "is Jhat funda- "~~ligious .beliefs '01' : mor~l COI:J,' Hill-Burton funds:'" . of the Catholic Hospital'''AssociaStill Alive . .1.. . • I, tion. praised the Senate for passI don't know what this proves mental changes in th~.~-fa,ctQry _ yiction.... ' I •. ' Must .Post Policy' system can occur only when . ing the amendment and for pass-if anything. At the very least it The freedom of conscience pro· would seem to suggest that the fundamental changes are made vision would apply t6 all health If there is 'any federal money ing the whole health bill. Withlabor movement is still alive and in the philosophy and practices personnel or institutions whibh involved in the funding of a out such a hill extending present· of the corporatiqn and the union services, she said, "it is really' kicking. -and the corporation and the participate in "any program hospital, Msgr. McHugh said, the health services to the poor that On the other' hand, it doesn't language of the "good con. established, or financed totally necessarily mean that the labor ' union believe their philosophies or in part by the fed~ral gover,n. science" clause applies to health will be cut off-unless they have ment." ' an immediate alternative promovement is enjoying the best of and practices are correct." , care in that hospital. , gram that is viable." Wishful Thinking health. To the contrary, many of The health bill amendment inThe provision, sponsored by those who are writing about it Again, that's probably an Sen. Frank Church (Dem.-Idaho), troduced hy Sen. Church was at the present time are con- oversimplification. The fact that further amended before it passed vinced that it's in serious trouble. the company and the union was adopted 92-1 byl the Sen~te to include an anti-discrimination . The Daughters of, . as an amendment to; MassachuWilliam Serrin,';labor reporter haven't done nearly enough to clause. This clause protects physetts Senator Edwar~ Kennedy's for the Detroit F.tee Press, is a improve conditions in the plant St. Paul sicians and health care personnel case in point. In,,;~ recent book doesn't mean that they are to- health bill extending for one who refuse to participate in serve them all ••• entitled "The CQmpany and the tally oblivious to the problem. year 45 federal health programs abortions or sterilizations from that expire June 30. There is some reason to believe, ;,1: any discrimination in "employThe bill-S.B. 1136-was sub· ment.. in federally funded hospihowever, that they may not be Charities Dlrectors taking the problem' seriously, sequently passed, n J19.1t w~s tals. prlsonen enough. Company executives' and sent to the House, where hear:Appoint Se~retary Younl People fami/iel ALBANY (NC)' ' - James A. union officials have been quoted ings on the extension i of the pro· grams are being h~ld by tne recently as saying, with an ap1\\e \,oor ""e "'el/ Cashen, a former' .official of the BAMBOO i ' United Hospital Service of New parent note of pique in their Commerce Committee,• gift of the Word of God; with , AQUARIUM. With'thetheTruth York, has been named executive voice, that talk about' worker "that makes men .free" Msgr. James T. M;cHugh, di· alienation and boredom on the , New England's Most secretary of the New York State These contemplative·active missionaries rector of the Familyj Life Di~i­ have unlimited horizons to affect the Council of Catholic Charities job has been grossly exagger- sion of the U. S. Catholic ConBeautiful Aquarium Jives of millions through the Press, ated. Directors. Films, Radio, TV, Cassettes, etc. 75 TANKS FOR YOUR ference (USCe), hailed the vote That sounds like wishful Why not share in an aII-embracing apos· Cashen, a 39-year-old attorney SELECTION as a "very positive i and very tolate? Serve the People of God and the of Rockville Centre, N. Y., re- thinking on their part. They powerful affirmation on the part world in the opostolate of Socia I Communications. For Information Write To: 761-7690 places John Szilgit of Rochester, would be much better advised to of the Senate that they wanted DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL Wide'Selection of Accessories admit very frankly that the N. Y., who accepted a post with SO SI. Paul's Ave., Boston, Ma. 02130 to provide fully for the good con" the State University of New- problem of worker alienation is science of health car'e facilities , 25 Years of Service to the Public ~ame .. York ' indeed a very serious problem ~ddress . ,f 726 WASHINGTON STREET _and personnel." : I .. Zip . :, Route 1, So. Attleboro,' Mass. ) The organization of Catholic and one that simply can't be ~ge , . He pointed out· that' the efCharities officials serves· the ignored any longer. They may eight dioceses of the state, which not know what to do about it, fects of the bill wouldl be signifiemploy:s hundreds of paid and but since it was .the auto indus· cant if it is pas:;ed into law. "It voluntary workers in social ser· try that led the way in develop· ing the assembly line and similar vices. Abbot Na.....ed Cashen, a graduate of the Cor- mass production methods, it : I nell University law school, was ought to have enough ingenuity ATCHISON (NC)-I;lenedictine to lead the way in finding assistant executive director for Father Brendan William Downey DISPENSING OPTICIAN the United Hospital Fund of New a solution to the insufferable has been elected abbot of St. York for the six years just prior human' problems which have reo Benedict's Abbey here lin Kansa~. Complete Optical Service to assuming his position with the sulted from the introduction of Abbott Downey h~s been assis450 HIGH STREET Council of Catholic Charities Di- such methods not only irr- the tant -professor at the ,University FALL RIVER rectors. Before that, he worked auto ndustry but also in every of Kansas School of Religion , '1 For Appointments in the legal department of the other major industry in the since 1962. As abbott his responAssociated Hospital Service (Blue United States. 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Vigil of Prayer In Fairhaven A First Friday Mass and five hour prayer vigil will be held Friday night, April 6 in St. Mary Church, Fairhaven. The services will be the ninth in a series of vigils at area parishes, held for the purpose of praying for peace and honoring the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The program will begin with confessions preceding an 8 P.M. Mass of the· Sacred Heart. Included in the evening will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hour and Benediction. The vigil will end with a midnight Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart. Refresments will be served during the evening, and all are invited to attend all or part of the services. Further ,information is available at St. Mary rectory, Fairhaven.

Served 57 Years As Dominican Auxiliary Bishop James J. Gerrard, Rev. Lucien Jusseaume, Vicar f9r Religious, and delegations from the Dominican Priory, Dominican Sisters, Dominican Academy tlnd St. Anne's School, all Fall River, were in attendance at the funeral of Sister Marie Antoine, O.P., for over a half century a teacher in schools of her community before her death last week at age 85. Born in St. Hyacinth, Canada, Sister Antoine was the daughter of the late Antoine and Josephine Boulay. A member of 'her .community for 57 years, she had taught at St. Anne's 'School, Fall River; St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet; and St. Peter's Plattsburgh, N.Y., prior to her retirement 10 years ago. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anne's Church by Rev. Gabriel Blain, O.P., prior of the Dominican Priory. Interment was in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fa'll River.

Support Extension Of Health Service WASHINGTON (NC)-A U. S. Catholic Conference health official has expressed support for , legislation proposing to extend for a year most programs under the Public Health Service and Community Mental Health Centers Acts. The Nixon administration has asked that community mental health centers, regional medical programs, Hill-Burton hospital construction grants and educational assistance programs to students in biomedical research be allowed to expire when their authorizations expire in June. In a letter to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Health, Sister Virginia Schwager, director of tile USCC's Division of Health Affairs said "It would seem that serious consideration of questions raised as to the effectiveness of existing health programs cannot possibly take place before the June deadline." She expressed support for a bill proposing to give Congress more time to review the merits ~nd defects of these programs.

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PERTH (NC)-A group of Filipino wood carvers will have access to Australian markets because of the efforts of Father Sean O'Shea of Fremantle, director of the Apostleship of the Sea in Australia. An Apostleship of the Sea team visiting the Philippines in 1970 realized the commercial potential of the carvings. The Filipino carvers, who use religious themes, have been living at a subsistence level because of marketing difficulties in their own country. Father O'Shea will supervise the distribution of. the Filipino religious carvings through a national wholesaler in Australia. The c.arvers live at Paete, a word in Tagalog-the national language of the Philippines-that means "chisel." The town stands on the edge of a rain forest that ahounds in acacia and other woods noted for their use on carving. A display of the Filipinos' religious carvings was visited by about 25,000 persons at the 40th International Eucharistic Congress, held at Melbourne in February.


of the 2,400 members o'f the New Bedford District Coundl of Catholic Women are developing an affirmative action plan to try and counter the recent United States Supreme Court ruling allowing abortion on demand within the first three months of pregnancy. Still in the first stages of organizing a campaign to change the ruling either through court reconsideration or legislative mandate, the representatives of the organization have been busy making people aware of the full impact of the court's mliug. Led by Rev. Roger D. LeDuc, assistant pastor of St. Joseph's Church and moderator of the city's District Two, the women have begun a campaign that has three main points: First, to work in conjunction with Birthright of Cape Cod, a group offering pregnant women alternatives to abortion; second, make people aware of the horrors of an actual aboJ:tion; and third, to work with state and national groups to write a constitutional amendment if necessary, to outlaw abortions. Up to this point, those who see the Birthright films on an actual abortion have become instant anti-abortionists according to Mrs. Beverly Gendron of St. Mary's church on Tarkilri HilI Road. This is part of the awareness program. Father LeDuc points out that very few people realize what is involved in' abortions and what actually takes place .in the operating rooms where they are performed. In Teas Mrs. Gendron spoke with strong emotion about the films and of the reactions of those who see them. Many women who have seen the slides have left "in tears," thoroughly shaken by what they have seen and determined to do something about it, she said. "We're open to any type of work to further the antiabortion campaign,'" Father LeDuc said of the council's efforts. The New Bedford council is a division of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, a medium through which Catholic women of the diocese can speak and act as a unit on all matters of public interest. "Its object is to further spiritual and material undertakings. which may be recommended by the bishop, and work as part of the National Council of Catholic Women,". Father LeDuc said. The local group is working in conjunction with the national council, which is trying to change the ruling at the national level either through a review of the' recent court ruling or through legislative action to write an anti-abortion provision into the Constitution. For All Faiths Although it is limited at this moment to the district councils, Father LeDuc and Mrs. Gendron see an opportunity ahead to ininclude in the anti-abortion effort members of the Protestant and Jewish faiths. Although the Roman Catholic Church has been leading the way in opposition to the high court's ruling, the local group recognizes


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New' Bedford District Council Members loin Fight Against Abortion Forces

Inactivity FIGHT ABORtION FORCES: Rev. Roger D. LeDuc, assistant at St. Joseph's, New Bedford and moderator of District 2 of the DCCW; Mrs. Joseph R. Gendron, and Mrs. Eugene H. Goldrick, secretary and president, respectively of the New Bedford District Council are principals in developing an affirmative action plan to counter the decision of the U.S; Supreme Court. that many persons persons· of other faiths are just as much against abortion on demand as is the Church. By means of telegrams, telephone calls and personal contact, District Two members want to spread the word of their efforts and encourage more residents to join them. . Mrs. Gendron said the organization is also seeking state legislation to protect the jobs of hospital personnel who refuse to participate in abortion operations. The New Bedford district numbers some two dozen organizations, including the Catholic . Nurses Guild, Catholic Women's Club of New Bedford, Daughters of Isabella and others. Diocesan-wide, the various councils encomp~ss about 8,000 women, Father Leduc added. Membership is also open to Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, parish councils and similar parochial and area organizations. The .group also wants to bring attention to the city's Catholic Welfare Bureau and the work it does with pregnant women and adoptions. Making people more aware of abortion and the alternatives to ,this practice, is seen by the council as taking a big step forward in the controversy. The personal contact phase is working very well, Mrs. Gendron said. "As word gets around, people are responding," Father LeDuc added. Major Problem The major problem, the priest said, is getting people to realize just "how iJ:ltense and important

the abortion situation really i~." One of the first problems the district faces is how to go about making change. Understanding and wor-king through the legislative process is often complicated and confusing. But the women are learning and learning quickly how to go about it. They recognize that theirs will be a long' and arduous campaign. Changing a local law is one thing. Changing a national law is a whole new ball game. But' with their faith in their convictions to sustain them, council members see no reason why they cannot eventually ma'ke' that change and reaffirm this nation's belief in God's commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

Two Blessings HONG KONG (NC) - When Anglican Archbishop Michael Ramsey of Canterbury arrived here on a visit he was wearing a ring given him by Pope Paul VI. After a young Catholic girl kissed his ring the archbishop said: "Now you have two blessings; mine and your Pope's."

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Continued from Page On~ prescriptions of the' Code of Canon Law, the "comrtlon law" of the Church, restrict- the disIn a single week last month, 350 persons in the' United tr·ibution of the Eucharist to States were shot to death-239 cases classified as homclerics in Sacred Orders, exceptions have long been noted. Saint icides, 91 as suicides, and 20 as accidents. The Associated Tarcisius, it will be recalled, was Press, which conducted the survey, pointed out that this martyred as he brought the number constituted a 70 per cent rise in gunshot deaths Sacred Species to Christians imover a similar survey conducted, four years ago. prisoned during the Roman perSeveral conclusions may be drawn from' the present secutions of the early centuries, and in times of war and persestatistics. . cution, special faculties have One conclusion that is inevitable is that the violence 'been exercised by'pious lay peoof American society does not seem to be abating. There ple throughout Church history. In recent years, Pope Paul VI is such an attitude of "do what you feel like doing" that has conveyed to bishops in. many irritation and· animosity toward others easily erupts into parts of the world, including the murder. The moral imperative, Thou shalt not kill, has United .States, permission to been eroded by permissiveness which seems to see all establish an extraordinary lay kinds of activity a~ a legitimate working out of one's Eucharistic ministry. While the own nature, so when this explodes into violation of the practice, has, to some degree, been prompted by a shortage of rights of others there 'should not be surprise. The surprise priests, one basic reason for its is-when. will people see that moral restraint, a return to implementation has been the the ~Commandments of God, a realization. that one's freegreat number of faithful Cathodom must be a limited thing, when will people see this . lics 'who receive Holy Commuas the answer. nion at Masses of obligation. Frequently it is precisely to reAnother frightening conclusion from. the cold statistics spond to this pressing pastoral is the availability of weapons. If a person deliberately sets need that extraordinary lay minout to kill another person, then he will always be able to 'isters of the Eucharist are apfind' a weapon. But in the heat of passion, of anger, how pointed. MADE SURVEY sad it is that there can be a weapon available, one capable Early in 1973, a survey of pasof .bringing about the ultimate effect-death. toral needs in the Diocese of Fall It would seem that the time is long past when there River was conducted, and the , should be more restrictions on handguns. No one IS claimparish clergy were invited by Bishop Cronin to present opining that this is the answer to all crime and death. But ions on the possible implementait would remove one all·too tempting answer for the settion of an extraordinary Eucha- . Continued frorrl Page One Note to Priests tlement of a family argument or a neighborhood quarrel give Holy Communion to them"Since· these faculties ar~ ristic ministry by lay persons. . or a moment of depression. selves and to other: faithful tinder granted only for the spiritual Certain realities were clearly ap. And whatever acts as a deterrent to the taking of the following conditions: I good of the faithful and for parent. New parishes now exist to "Local OrdinarieS have the fac- cases of genuine necessity, serve the needs of Catholic resihuman life is to be commended and tried. ulty to permit a shitable p~rson priests are to remember that dents ·in suburban towns, while individually chosery ,as an extra- they are' not thereby excused city parishes remain functioning. ordinary ~inister ;for a sp~cific, from the task of distributing the In many instances, this has nea realignment of Illinois Senator Charles Percy has said that th'e tfnited occasion or for a time or, in the Eucharist' to the faithful who cessistated case of necessity, ! in some' per- legitimately request it, and espe- pl'iestly personnel. Where three States is on the brink of a major breakthrqugh in 'an at- manent way, either to give the cially from taking and giving or four priests once served in a tempt to change ideas on work. . given parish, thanks to the moEucharist to himself or to qther it .to the sick. bility enjoyed by priests today, ~'The person who has 'been One great area is the realization that all too many faithful and to take it to the as well as such pastoral expediworkers.. and especially those on assembly lines, are bored sick who are confined to their appointed to be an extraordinary ents as the introduction of vigil i minister of Holy Communion is with their work and the results show it-shoddy work- homes. "This faculty ~ay be ~sed necessarily to be duly instructed Masses on Saturdays and before manship, built-in mistaKes, problems in the things made; whenever (a) there, is no priest, and should distinguish himself holydays, good pastoral care of and all sorts of emotional strain on the individuals involved deacon or acolyte; ;(b) these! are by Christian life, faith and souls can be provided by one or prevented from ~administering morals. Let him strive to be two priests. At the heavilyin the making. Holy i because, of worthy of this great office; let attended weekend Masses, howThe importancce of the individual tends to be over- anot.herCommunion pastoral ministry or be- him cultivate devotion to the ever, t.he number of communi· shadowed by the complexity of modern technology. The cause of ill health I or advanced Holy Eucharist and show him- cants in many Diocesan parishes person sees himself too often as a cog in the machine, age; (c) the numbe~ of the f~ith- self as an example to the other· is overwhelming. Many of the priests of the Dio.a tool of the' nameless' and faceless organization managers, ful requesting Holy Cornmu-· faithful by his piety and revera detail- in the production and consumption of things. Such . nion is such that tHe celebra'tion ence for this most Holy Sacra- Gese recognized that Masses on certain occa.sions, being a self-attitude could upset a person who was not sure of of Mass or the' dIstribution of ment of the Altar. Let no one be were, the Eucharist outside of Mass chosen whose 'selection may unduly prolonged because of the his own God-given dignity, a person with. a poor self- would be unduly p~olonged.'; cause scandal among the faithful. . number of com~unicants. Faced image, a person who lacks deep awareness of his own with this extraordinary situation, Bishops may also permit priests Communion Twice A Day creation by God and his importance in the eyes of God. to appqint such rPinisters I "in Already the faithful are per- many suggested the implementaof an extraordinary lay The question that big business must solve is the ques- cases of genuine necessity, : . . mitted to receive Holy Commu- .tlOn for a specific occasion." The nion twice on the same day: Eucharistic ministry. tion that religion seeks to solve also-making the person Bishops may delegate their fac- Saturday morning and SaturPLAN GIVEN aware of himself as a child of God with all that this im- ulties to auxiliary bishops, epis- day's Sunday Vigil; Easter ~igil In effect, the practice means plies. Technology is trying to answer the difficulties by copal vicars and eriiscopal dele- and a later Easter Mass', that, where such a pastoral need "I, ' 'Christmas midnight Mass and exis.ts one or two parishioners setting-up work teams and by selling the individual on gates.-"The suitable p~rson (extra- later Christmas Mass; Holy will be carefully prepared to ashis importance. But. the answer is basically a religious one minister) shall be des- Thursday Chrism and Last Sup- sist in distribution of Holy Com'and no Madison Avenue techniques will substitute for ordinary munion at Mass. Bishop Cronin ignated according t6 the follOw- per Masses. this. And the worker himself will be the first to see this. ing order: lector,: student ' of There are, however, "similar will review each request made major seminary, male Religious, occasions which suggest tliat "- by Diocesan pastors carefully, woman Religious" catechist, Holy Communion might fitting. and will appoint the nominated Catholic man' cir wom!an. ly be received twice in the sllme lay persons as an extraordinary This . order however can 'be day." The law by which the minister of the Eucharist. The changed ac~ording ito tJ:te pm- faithful are permitted to receive lay Eucharisti'c mi~ister will asdent judgment ofi the local Holy Communion only once a sist 'the. celebrant of the Mass, Ordinary." ' I. day remains in effect. Excep- administering Communion to fellow parishioners just as the priest Male superiors :not having.. tions, however, are noted: major orders, woman superiors, ....., those Masses in which does, reciting the formula, "The OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER , Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River and their respective' vicars may the Sacraments of Baptism; Con- Body of Christ." also be named wnenever the fimlation, Anointing of the Sick, The extent to which the new 410 Highland Avenue ' Sacred Qrders and Matrimony faculty will be implemented in same conditions eXi~t. Fall River, Mass. 02722 675-7151 If time .permits, ithe chosen are administered; also at a ,\\1ass . the Diocese is not yet apparent. extraordinary minister should at which First Communion is While some parishes have no iqlPUBLISHER. receive the mandate according1to . received; mediate need of lay EUGharistic Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D. ."-at Masses at which a ministers, certainly the assisGENERAL MANAGER ASST. GENERAL MANAGER a special rite and they are always to distribute Holy Commu- church or altar is consecrated; tance such persons can offer will Rev. M~gr. Daniel F. Shalloo, M.A. Rev. John P. Driscoll nion according to liturgical at Masses of religious profession be heartily welcome in many ~ leery Prell-,rell liver . norms. ' Tum to Page Twenty parish churches.

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"Beautiful People in Miserable Situation, ' Nun's. Estimate of American Indians

CINCINNATI (NC) - The Church in .the United States is in the midst of a storm unique in its history, according to Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, the church histor路ian. Catholics a~econfused about basic dogmas, and caught in a national moral decline, Msgr. Ellis Sllid in 1m interview in St. Anthony's Messenger, a monthly magazine pUbli~hed here. While the Church as a whole has weathered infinitely worse storms than the one that is now upon her, Msgr. EHis said the U. S. Church has "never experienced anything like this before." "If all of us had observed in a serious way what the Second Vatican Council sairl, the Church would be much more unite;l than she is. We haven't followed the council's directives. Instead, too many of us have heen deflected from its goals by the culturfll. forces (materialism, nationalism, individualism) that are tremendously powerful," he said.

NEW ORLEANS (NC)-"I've never worked with a more beautiful people in a more miserable situation." , Sister Jose Hobday, who is part Indian herself, was summing up her experiences in working at the Fort Peck Indian ,reservation in Montana, which is 400 miles from the Pine Ridge reservation where members of the militant American Indian Movement (AIM) are holding the Woundeq knee, S.D., hamlet. The Franciscan Sister, who came here to conduct a workshop, discussed the Indian culture and its conflict with the white culture in an interview here. Indians on the reservation where she works are primarily Assiniboin, with some Sioux. The Assiniboin, she said, are a .fal1ming tribe which has ambivalent feelings toward AIM. "They back the frustration of their young, but they cannot go along with the means of expression AIM is using," she said, adding the Fort Peck Indians felt the same way about last year's occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Building in Washington, D. C., by militant Indians. "They basically regretted the

Catholics Affected Causes for alarm are "on all sides," he said, pointing to the rising rates of cr,ime and divorce, "the continued national mania for material goods" and the unadulterated individualism of Americans. Msgr. Ellis sees Catholics as heing no truer to Gospel values than their fellow countrymen. "It would be superhuman to exist in this environment and not be affected by it," he said, ;'I'd love to be able honestly to say that I see a' real, deep and genuine difference between the Catholic and non-Catholic communities in this regard. I can see nothing of the kind ... the lure of wealth has taken us!" The greatest enemy of the Church in the modern era, Msgr. Ellis said, 路is "nationalism and its cousin racialism." Country and race are given preference to the Gospel, he said, but added that tbis was not merely an American problem. Msgr. Ellis is also disturbed that for some Catholics in recent years confusion and douBt seemed to have overshadowed basic Catholic beliefs like the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and an afterlife. Fears Moral Collapse His advice -for bewildered Catholics today is first to be as honest as they possibly can and to find comfort in the .Gospel teaching that faith is a precious gift that needs to be tested as gold in the fire. "In all the world I have found nothing better than the Roman Catholic Church as a depository of ultimate truth," Msgr. Ellis said. "She has more answel's than any other source to which I have turned for an explanation of the perplexing circumstances of human existence." . Msgr. Ellis said he has "ultimate"hope for the nation" and "faith in Christ's abiding presence with His Church." But the immediate future makes him anxious, for he fears a moral collapse for the nation and a loss of effectiveness for particular sectors of the Church.

"Almost everything on the reservation is run by whites, stores and politics," she said. "There's only one Indian-owned store." ' In addition, she said, the school system on the reservation is an inferior one. "Our kids go to high school in a building that was condemned 30 years ago - a beaten up, boarded up, tumbledown -building," she said. "This on a .reservation where the Indians were guaranteed a good education. Thirty miles down the road, where there is a big white popula1ion, there's a whole new school system." SISTER JQSE HOBDAY destruction of the building," the nuns said. "Yet, the BIA. has been the instrument of destruction, they feel, of everything they have - their land, their homes, their family life, their sacred lands. They felt it was natural of the young people to go to the building that represents the source of Indian oppression." Inferior School System The oppression, she explained, comes in many forms for the native Americal'ls.

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Poorly Taught Indians emerge from the high school-where teachers are hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs -with fifth-grade education, she said. "Those who want to go on to college have to have caring teachers and extra assistance to make it in that first year there," she said. "After that, ,they will go right on through. They're not stupid or retarded, they are just poorly taught. Some kids do poorly on the elementary level because they come .from a bilingual home, and BLA teachers will not recognize this." The Sister indicated the oppression might be caused by white man's distrust of the Indians' different culture. "Money is not a big thing to the Indians," she said. "Enough to cover your needs is all you have to have. They aren't really convinced that you should spend a lifetime pursuing money."


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City of Churc~es Needs Still More ROME (NC) - Churches, Churches everywhere, but Rome still needs 100 new ones to provide spiritual care to thousands in its fast-growing, sprawling '. suburbs and lits downtrodden, squalid shanty-towns. Pope Paul's vicar for the Rome diocese, Cardinal Ugo Poletti, recently appealed to parishioners of Rome to contribute money toward construction of new parish centers in the "one-third of ,the city which lacks adequate religious centers." Pope Paul himself, like his recent predecessors, is aware of the problem. New Housing Speaking of new housing developments in Rome, he recently observed that the government had provided many services to new residents, but that many of these communities still had no church. Admitting that this was a phenomenon common to many modern urban developments, the Pope added: "When we look at Rome and see this, it tugs at our heart." The ancient center of Rome has no lack of churches, many of them built over the ruins of pagan temples centuries ago. These have great historical heri: tage and are used by Romans and tourists alike as spiritual centers. Pressed . Stiil, with an estimated eo,ooo persons mOVling ,to Rome each year, coupled with the fact that ;building and housing 'are very expensive, the Church and the city government are hard pressed to provide the necessary facilities. ' . Pope Pius XII built 62 new parishes between 1952 and 1959. Pope John XXIII, in his three short years as Pope, added another 30 churches. Since then, 30 more parishes have been created. . Rome stiil, however, needs many more parish centers to serve adequately the one-third of the city devoid of proper churches.

VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope and asked if "he could have rePaul VI's use of an Italian Com- mained indifferent to, the idealo-, munist leader to deliver a pe\ice gies professed in North Vietnam appeal to Hanoi in 1966 -does not 'which are -in confl'ict with relimean that the Catholic Church gious truth and .legitimate civil has changed its attitude toward liberty." atheistic Marxism, according to The article answered that any an influential Rome magazine papal document, such as Pope Bishop Asks .Aid published by the Jesuits. ' Paul's encyclicals Pacem in TerThe article, in the most recent ris or Populo Progressio For Flood Victims issue of Civilta Cattolica, re- makes a reader "'aware that the WAS1'!INGTON (NC) - The ferred to a news report, later Catholic Church has always re- Nashville: Tenn., diocese has apconfirmed by the Vatican press futed atheistic Marxism, while pealed to the National Catholic office, that the Pope had sent a trying to find some 'modus Disaster Relief Committee for aid memorandum .to the Communist vivedi,' approach or avenue open for nearly 2,000 Tennessee famigovernment of North Vietnam to authorities in Communist lies whose homes were hit by to plead for a peaceful settlemtnt countries, naturally for the spir- floods. ' of the war in Southeast Asia and itual good of the faithful in these Bishop Joseph A. Durick of pledging his impartiality. countries and, even more genNashville, in making an appeal The Vatican had sent the mes- erally, for the affirmation of cersage .to Hanoi by means of a tain values related to the com- for immediate assistance, said loss of home furnishings and perdelegation of the Italian Commu- mon good of the whole of sosonal belongings has been exnist party headed by the now- ciety." tremely heavy. He said that propsecretary of th'e party, Emilio In One Direction erty losses in Chattanooga alone Berlinguer, lin late 1966. Immehave amounted to $35 milliion. The article granted the Italdiately following publication- of The Catholic Disaster Relief the news story in February, re- ian Communist p.drty has had some effect in trying to shape Committee, based in the National action on both .the left and right of the Italian political scene was public opinion in Italy as far as Catholic Charities Conference 273 CENTRAL AVE. peace in Vietnam is concerned, offices here, is appealing to U.S. vigorous. even going so far as to transmit dioceses for contributions. Communists and other leftists 992-6216 Catholic Charities agencies in claimed it showed the Pope had a papal message. However, 1t said "it must be' Mississippi were also urgently to go outside of the Italian poNEW BEDFORD litical coalit,ion, which excludes added and underlined above all requesting bedding and blankets that the Communists' actions for flood victims in that state. the Communists, to make contact with Hanoi. The extreme pointed in one direction only right charged the Pope's action . . . all the wrong was on one could favor the entrance of Com- side; all the right was on the munists into government coali- other." The article declared that the tions from which they have been Italian Communists limited their excluded so far. 27 Park Street, Att:eboro, Mass. efforts at ending the Vietnam Challenge Intent war to working for a victory 278 Union Street, New Bedford, Mass. The Civilta Cattolica article, "for the North Vietnamese ComFIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS rejecting both reactions, said munists and not for a just and AND LOAN ASSOCIATION they "contain a huge dose of honorable peace for all involved. exaggeration." .Jt also challenged "The battle of the Italian REGULAR SAVINGS 5t,4% the basic intent of Italian Com- Communist party, in short, has 90 DAY NOTICE ACCOUNTS 5%% munism's peace efforts in gen- not been directed to the triumph eral. of truth, and even less of free1 YR. CER.T1FICATES MINIMUM $1,000 5%% The article referred to Pope dom, but only to a victory of . -2 YR. CERTIFICATES MINIMUM $3,000 6% Paul's well known concern for Commu'nism and particularly Sothe suffering of the people of viet Communism, in the area of Dividends Paid Quarterly both North and South Vietnam Southeast Asia."




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'LANSING (NC) - The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) -board of directors has urged the federal government to lift the mo'ratorium on housing subsidies and community development programs as soon as possible. The board, consisting of seven bishops, five lay persons, a priest and a nun, unaI;limously approved a resolution saying that. Michigan already faces a critica'l housing shortage. The moratorium has served "to underscore a problem which is rapidly assuming disaster pro-portions in the state of Mkhigan," the board said. "It is as discouraging to us ..." the board said "as it must be demoralizing to the poor and deprived that federally sponsored programs which held out a promise of hope, for decent housing have been so precipitously terminated, albeit temporarJly."

I should have had a ,hint of what was to come as I watched all those women walk down New York's Fifth Avenue the summer of '70 in the Women's Liberation Parade. Here were no stringy-hair~d, masculine-looking fe-, males, such as those magazine artiCles seemed to fea- modern woman who refused to be' typed will find a solution. ture as proponents of wom- Perhaps she'll turn to sewing (a en's rights. No, here were lot of the young swingers have) fashionably women.




or who knows, if she's at all successful with her meat boycott, she may very well find this her most useful weapon and resort to it as a means of bringing clothing prices back ,into the realm of reality. New T~pe Our modern day media have made the uninformed consumer a thing of the past and this fact along with the existence of such consumer leaders as Ralph Nader, who really seem to care about what happens to the American public, w-ill soon make retailers and manufacturers aware that they are dealing with a new type of customer. "You've come a long way, baby" may be just a slogan for a cigarette commercial but the strudes ,that began on a New York sidewalk may well fead to some great gains (even in fashion) that could well deserve an extension of that slogan.

Oh, here and there one did notice a fe'w of those we had been told were stereotypes of Women's Libbers, but on the whole it was an attractive-look ing group -that walked down Fifth a little over two years ago. Today these women are still being heard, and loudly, and 'along the way from that Gotham sidewalk they have picked up a large number of converts to their cause. Possibly one area where they have made considerable Fire Threatens Future progress is that of fashion. Of Kentucky College Marketplace Maverick ST. MARY (NC) - The deOne great phrase that I ran across recently puts it very well. struction of Byrne Hall at St. It labels the new woman con- Mary's College here. in a fire 'has sumer as a "maverick in the threatened the future of the 152'year-old school, according to colmarketplace." She refused to wear the midi, lege officials. The two-story 89-year-old imd forced manufacturers, debuilding housed the seminary's signers and buyers to eat their library, auditorium, two student words. Stores were caught flatfooted (really, when was'the last recreation rooms, and the camtime that, one remembered when pus store, Resurrectionist Father John we didn't become slaves to the Lesousky, president of the 152dictates of the fashion industry?), She tQok slacks and slack suits year-old college, described the into her life and she has refusea $500,000 loss as "staggering" to to give them up 'even though this small rural college semthe everchanging fashion world inary. "The library was by far the has been pushing for a change. And finally she's demanding greatest loss," he said. "It repbetter made fashions for less resented 150 years of effort." money, which is going to be a Many of the volumes date from difficult' goal, seeing that many the early days of the school, and clothes will be selling next fall are irreplaceable. for about a 25 per cent increase Urges Hospitals Refuse over this year. Although complaining about To Perform Abortions high prices, I'm sure that the BOSTON (NC) Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros, of Boston Czechoslovakia Parishes has urged Catholic hospitals to refuse to perform abortions. He Are Without Pastors told the New England ConferVIENNA (NC)-At least one- ence of the Catholic Hospital third of the 4,690 parishes in Association that'the controvery Czechoslovakia are without pas~ over abortion puts Catholic hostors, ac,cording to the Catholic pitals in a "cruel dilemma ... as magazine Miteinander, issued they find the laws of the state here by the St. Canisius Founda- . . . in conflict with ,the laws of tion. God ..." , There are about 3,500 priests "Let me say only that we can in that Communist-ruled coun- never escape from this dilemma try, but one-eighth of them are by surrendering to the state." not allowed by the regime to the cardinal said, and the Church engage in pastoral work, the "must assume a greater role as magazine reported, the teacher and witness to that There are about 7,200 Sisters, , decency and moral behavior that but all of them are restricted to is willed for all men by God. working in institutions such as "The only situation in which homes for the aged and mental reproductive activity has objechospitals. They are not allowed tive meaning and moral justifito teach in schools. cation is within the sanctified The country's two seminaries association of a unique and inhave a total of about 560 stu- dissoluble marriage," Cardinal Medeiros said. dents.


BICYCLE BUILT FOR THREE: It may not have been built for three, but this !bicycle in Hanoi, North Vietnam, does the job for: a worKer and his 'family. The bicycle is th~ main form of transportation for the city's 1.2 million people, according to an A,merican reporter recently returned from there. Compared With a typical worker's wage of 50 dong ($12.50) la month, a bike is expensive at 300 dong ($75), so families! make the most of the vehicle. NC Photo. I


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While aware of the problems encountered by the government subsidy pr-ograms, the board said the moratorium "has imposed a paralysis on most activities directed toward ,providing decent, low-cost housing." The ,board asked the government to end the moratorium and "initiate new 'programs designed to solve the critical housing shortage." The Nixon adniinistration declared the moratorium in January and said that it would develop programs to replace earlier programs which, "administration off.icials said, had failed to solve the housing problems. However, no new programs have yet been initiated.


WASHINGTON (t-lC)-Leaders A budget which discriminates of I three major faiths 'have or appears to discriminate charged that the feqeral govern- , . against the disadvantaged "can ment has proposed ~ cuts In the only increase alienation, cyni,197~ fiscal hudget t~at "pena~ize cism and distrust," ,they warned. the most disadvantaged of our Such a -budget "distorts our napeople." : tion's moral purpose and social . The statement ha~ the sign-a- vision," they said: . The three r~l~glOu~ )eaders tures of Bishop-elect James S. Rausch, Washington!, D. C., gim- urged the admmls,tratlOn, Coner,al secretary of t~e Natib~al gress and all Ameflcans to careConference of Catholic Bishops fully reflect on the proposed and' United States Catholic Con- budget., "Just decisions ahout feren-ce; Dr. R. H. Edwin Espy, the, wa"( a n~tion collects and New York, general secretary' of spends Its public f~nds ar.e e~se~: the National Councili of Chur~h- tlal to' the pursuits of Justice, es; and Rabbi Henry S. Seigman, they concluded. I New York, general secretary 'of the $ynagogue Coun~il of Am~r­ ica, & The proposed budget "eliminates, diminishes, or lpostponel)" important social programs in education, urban development, farm labor programs, 'Icommunity action, housing, meaicare and child care, they said; "Sharp reductions I in ma~y programs of special importance to the inner city break faith with the commitment of our nation to treat' the urban crisik as national problem. '


"Sharp cuts in heal~h and ho~­ pital programs play havoc with the 'physi,cal needs of 1-\mericans, parti~ularly the young, the aged and the poor," the three generaI secretaries said. ! . They said social pro~rams that are n(>t working should be modified, "but they should Inot be r~­ duced or eliminated unless the problems they were d~signed to ame!i<>rate are reduced or eliminatea."

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There aren't too many days that Mom Stoutheart's seven kids 'are all in school. It always seems one of them brings some kind of sickness home and shares it with the others. The other morning, she did send them all to school. Two of them didn't look too well, but she. figured that's If I were you, I'd want to get rid him too." where they got the germs in of "He's back? You'd like me to the first place . . . maybe talk to him?

they could give them back. She called me and invited me over ... to celebrate the first day in weeks with no one home sick.




She has just poured coffee when the phone rang. "Yes, Yes, this is Mrs. Stoutheart." "The school nurse,'" "Which child?" All over Desk "Patrick? That's strange. This morning his sister looked worse than he did." "Now, what about Patrick?" "All over his desk?" "Did you call the custodian? "Getting the custodian is his teacher's problem?" "Have you tried just letting him rest?" "He keeps jumping off the cpuch ~nd r~n~ing ~o th~ ba~~room?" ' "That would make it difficult for him to rest." "Do you think it's just an upset stomach, or is he really coming down with something?" "Well, does he have a temperature?" "You haven't taken it yet? "Does his forehead feel warm?" "You haven't been able to find out?" "Well, he doesn't sound terribly sick if he's doing all that running around." "Have you an !!ntacid tablet you can give him?" "Even if I tell you to?" "Only if you have written orders from the doctor?" "You're only allowed to administer band-aids?" "No ... I'm afraid a band-aid won't help." . "Yes, I can u'nderstand that you'd like me to, come get him.

Bogota Priests Oppose Land Revaluation BOGOTA (NC)-Three parish priests in the slums of Bogota are conducting a protest against land revaluations decreed by .the municipal council. Hundreds of families have joined their protest. ' Fathers Rene Rivera of Santa Lucia Parish, Francois Cordoba of Fidel Suarez and Luis Donme of Venecia Parish said revalul\tiem for taxing purposes will mean increased burden on the poor. Most of the homes are makeshift and lack city services. The area was visited by Pope Paul VI during the 1968 International Eucharistic Congress held in Bogota.

"Hello, Patrick. This is your mother.~'

"You knew that?" "'Cause that's who the nurse said she was going to calL" "Okay. Now, how do you feel?" "Fine?" She Needs Him Too "Then why have you been running to the bathroom? "Patrick?" "Patrick?" "PATRICK, why aren't you answering me?" "Oh. Yes, nurse. Now you need the custodian?" "Yes. I know you want me to come get him. But I don't have the car. And it 'looks as if every car on the block is gone." "Can't you just let him wait there? Maybe he'll feel better by the time the school bus leaves." "All you are allowed to do is let him rest, and put an ice pack on his forehead?" "Well ... that's. all I can do for him here." "Look. I'll try to find a car I can borrow, and I'll call you back." She hung up the, phone and said, "Maybe I'd better call 'a cab." As she was looking for the number, the phone rang again. "Yes, this is Mrs. Stoutheart." "Oh, yes, nurse." "Patrick's sister just came in your office?" "Please . . . just stay calm. "Nurse .: .. stop crying. It's all right. I'm coming. I'll get there as fast as I can. But I have to call a cab." She dialed another number, "Hello Ace Cab Company? Can you come quickly to 222 Pine?" , "It's an emergency!" "The school nurse is going to be sick."

Plan Festival on New Forms of Worship LONDON (NC)-A festi:val of new forms of religious worship will be held in London this summer in an attempt to encourage the wider use of modern art, music and drama. Ten London churches, including one Catholic church, will be used to stage the festival, wh.ich will end with a eucharistic service in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, June 10. Anglican Bishop - Colin Winter, exiled from South Africa, will preside at the service. A wide variety of services and performances has been planned for the week June 3 to 10, including jazz and folk music settings for religious ceremonies, poetry readings and liturgical dances. Anglican Archbishop Michael Ramsey of Canterbury will take part in a public discussion of new forms of worship.


VISITS MOTHER: Rev. Reinaldo Cardoso, missionary from Portugal to the island of Timor, shows his mother, Mrs. Irene Cardoso of Immaculate Conception parish, New Bedford, items made by members of his flock. Immaculate Conception parishioners recently held benefit programs for missioner.

Key 73 Evangelistic Movement 'Receives Praise and Criticism "Evangelism is on the move!", programs a brpc;hure of Key 73, a year-long interfaith evangelistic crusade. "It has found a new jntegrity, a ·new enthusiasm and a bold new thrust." But the skeptics say Key 73 is failing to get in touch with many Christians, and is an ,affront to Jews. Key 73 ca~ries the vision of having its participants visit every "unchur,ched" family in the United States and Canada to bring Christ into' their lives. 45 Dioceses Participate The goal of Key 73 is primarily to confront the people of North Amerka with the Gospel of Christ by prodamation and demo onstration, witness and ministry, word and deed. It was conceived by ~otestant evangelists more than six years ago and was mobilized last fall. 1973 is Key 73's year of action. The "key" to Key 73 is "the man in the pew working at the congregational and community level," says the Key 73 brochure. It is by effecting this grass roots movement that Key 73 hopes to live up to its slogan: "Calling Our Continent to Christ." More than 45 Ca'tholic dioceses have decided to participate in Key 73. All together, more than 140 Christian denominations and groups are involved. The participation among Catholic communities varies in activity and in enthusiasm from one diocese to another. A priest who is active in ecumenical work in an: East Coast diocese, and asked not to be identified, said ,he found Key 73 too unstructured. "You can't find a handle on it," he said, "I found it very difficult in my mind to tie the whole thing together and see apy unifying force."

A priest. from Ohio, who also asked to have his name withheld, said that some Key 73 leaders have made serious errors in the promotion of the movement. He criticized the "Christian nation" approach of some Key 73 advocates. "I think that the contention of some who say that the United States is a Christian nation is patently false," he said. In one suburban area that he is familiar with, the priest said, only about 40 per cent of the residents claimed some af~i1iation with a religion. He said this is typical of many communities in the United States. Serious Errors Some Christians faithfaul to Key 73 seem confident they have launched a program that will become the most successful evangelistic movement in the history of the Christian Church. And those who 'are skeptical of Key 7:1 say they have good reasons to question how much is really being accomplished by it. Praise and criticism have come from various Christian denominations, including Catholics. NC News took a sampling of views from some priests across the nation.

OLYMPIA (NC)-Gov. Daniel Evans of Washington has signed into law a bill providing grants of up to $300 a year for needy and disadvantaged students in both public' and nonpublic schools. The law provides payment up to $100 a year for elementary school students and up to $300 a year for secondary school students. At least 25 per cent of the funds must go to needy public school pupils. The money ,is to be paid to the families of th~ students and may be spent for tuition or books. A spo'kesman for the American Civil Liberties Union said the organization is studying the law with the intention of challenging it in court on the issue of separation of church and state. Speaking earlier in support of the measure, Sen. Robert Rider, a Seattle Democrat, said the taxpayers now pay $660 a year for each public school student. If the new law helps preserve nonpublic schools, -it would save the citizens more than $500 per student per year, he said. It ,is estimated that the grants will cost the state about $750,000 in the next two years. A case pending in the state supreme court has held up payment of school aid funds voted in 1971, and any challenge to the new law might also cause the money to be withheld.

D of I Tea' Among diocesan representatives attending a tea honoring Miss Claire Bertrand, 1973 state regent for the Daughters of Isabella, were Dorothy C. Pires, Seekonk, state secretary for the organization, and Claire E.· McQuade, North Attleboro, a trustee. The function took place in East Longmeadow.

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FINGERS DO THE TALKING: A volunteer working with the de~f prays the Our Father to those who cannot hear. NC Photo.

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Challenge Pro-Life Attorneys' I ' Mediocre State Courts' Decision Unscholarly, ,

WASHINGTON (NC)-If there WOUNDED KNEE (NC)-Representatives of religious organi- was reticence ampng pro-life zations have assisted refugees leaders to criticize the U. S. Sufrom Wounded Knee since they preme Court's Jan. 22 rulings on were 'ousted from the hamlet by abortion, that retJicence virtually disappeared when the court militant Indians Feb, 27. Jesuit priests, who run mis- nailed down its decision a month sions on the Pine Ridge Reserva- later. "Amateurish, mediocre, unNon where this historic town is located, have housed, fed and scholarly" were among some of clothed those driven from the more descriptive adjectives Wounded Knee by American In- ' used by pro-life leaders in the dian Movement (AIM) members legal field who saw their faint who seized the town to forcE) the hopes for court appeals snuffed federal government to improve out on Feb. 26. With appeals still pending in treatment of Indians. In addition, members of sev- Texas and Georgia, with other eral nuns' orders and representa- petitions pending, the pro-life tives of the National Council of leaders were still hoping for the Churches (NCC) have assisted legal door to be left at least the refugees during .the armed slightly ajar. But on Feb. 26 the high court occupatJion of their homes. refused to reconsider its earlier As persons driven from' the decision strilcing down the Texas town were aided, Indians holding and Geqrgia abortion laws. It Wounded Knee and U. 'S. gov- ' also returned other c'ases to lowernment forces surrounding t~e er tribunals in nine states, and. hamlet exchanged increasingly brutal gunfire that resulted in the serious wounding of the chief U. S. marshal for Nebraska, Lloyd Grimm. Federal government spokesOINCINNATI (NC) - Limited men, who maintained contact college training in logic and philwith the India,ns holding Wound- osophy for the U. S. Supreme ed Knee despite the hostmties, justices tinged their decisions on conceded more casualties could abortion, a former Catholic eduresult from the fighting unless cator has concluded. an agreement was concluded in "As I see it, this was a dethe near future. " cision that could not be based entirely on' legal principles," Hostilities Resumed wrote Msgr. Cary J., Ryan, reThe situation was complljcated tired superintendent of schools by the presence of Indians led for the Cincinnati archdiocese. by Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Msgr. Ryan was referring to Chairman Riehard Wilson. Wil- the Jan. 22 Supreme Court rulson, whom the militants hope to ing that the states could not remove from his post, and his -interfere with a ~oman's decisfollowers set 'up roadblocks ion to have an abortion during around Wounded Knee to com- the first six months of pregnanplement those of the U. S. gov- cy. ernment and forced National Writing in the Cincinnati archCouncil of Churches representa- diocesan weekly Catholic Teletives off the reservation because graph, Msgr.' Ryan said: "The they ostensibly felt the NCC personal philosophy of life of, people threatened to unseat Wil- each justice almost certainly son from his tribal post. was involved in making up his Early in March, the NCC had mind as to what his decision arranged a ceasefire based on would be!' several proposals for agreement Traditionally, wrote' Msgr. ~etween Indian and government Ryan, a student receives the representatives. However, the core of trlj.ining in logic and gituation deteriorated and hos-- philosophy during his undermities resumed. graduate college days. The just"This is an extremely difficult ices had poor training during situaNon," said Jesuit Father this phase of their education, Theodore F. Zuern, rector of the Msgr. Ryan maintained. He I,isted the nine justices Holy Rosary Mission at Pine Ridge, the home of 12,000 In- along with the colleges they atdians, about half of them Cath- tend~d as undergraduates: Burger, the University of Minneolics. "There is so much division sota; Blackmun, Harvard; Bren-' among the people on the reser- nan, the University of Pennsylvation. Our work for years will vania; Douglas, Whitman'·College; Marshal'l, Lincoln Univerbe healing divisions here."

dismissed the appeal of a Fordham University, la\V professor who was challehging New York's liberalized Jbortion law. The court thus: cleared its docket of a backlog of abortion cases which had been held back pending its ruling I~st month in the Texas and Georgia cases. "I cannot say tha't the court's latest ruling came a~ a surprise," said Juan J. Ryan of New Providence, N. J., presiderit 'of the National Right to LifJ, Committee. "It is obvious that: they made up their minds weI1 in advanceof hearing the suits!" Veneer of Sch~larship Ryan said that the January decision made it a virthal certainty that the Supreme Court justices would rule 'against !the petition of Fordham's professor Robert Byrn. Byrn was' !asking the courts to recognize that the un. ' horn have legal fights. "As far as I know)" Byrn said, I

Asserts Su.preme Court Justices ,Lack Training in Philosophy sity; Powell, Washington and Lee; Rehnquist, Starlford; Stewart, Yale; and White,: the University of Colorado. ; Msgr. Ryan said some of the schools could be i considered among the best dn Ith~ nation. But he added that t~e education' the justices received at these schools "did not pr¢pare them adequately to deal with the aborI tion case!' Quotes Lippntann The former educatpr said the justices' decision was not "in accord with the religious tradition that has done $0 much to form the culture of Ithe American people!' , He said that if the j'ustices had the kind of collegel, education that America's founding fathers had, "there would have been quite a different deci~ion in the I abortion case!' Msgr. .Ryan quote~ liberally from a 1940 speech given by the journalist Walter Lippmann entitled· "Education Without Culture." Lippman said: "Th~ men who signed the Declarati?n of In-· dependence and later wrote the Constitution were pJ;'Oducts of an educational .system: which acknowledged and accepted the idea of the natural la~!' , Lippmann maintained that the doctrine of natural [law "has been rejected by m04ern, secular education" and that constitutional problems w6uld arise I as a result.

"this is the fiTst time in the history of this country that human lives have been condemned to death without a hearing. "I don't want to seem as though I am exaggera,tjng, but these decisions are much worse than even the most pessimistic pro-life people thought, they would be," Byrn told NC News. Jerome Frazel, NRLC vicepresident, described the Supreme Court justices who voted in the majority opinion as men who mistakenly think they have solved a moral problem. "The whole opinion has a veneer of scholarshi.p, but in fact it is horrible scholarship," Frazel said. "Their disClaimer in having any expertise as to when life begins is incongruous because they then proceed to make a ruHng based on'the premise that they know when life begins!' Only Recourse Left These pro-life attorneys were in unanimous agreement that the best legal action now is a nationwide effort for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court's decision. "We need," said Byrn, "an amendment that mandates protection of human life regardless of age, imperfection of the contion of unwantedness. 'This would protect a human being at every stage of his life!' Michael Taylor, NRLC executive secretary, said the constitutional amendment route "is the only substantial recourse left to the citizens of this country to re-establish the rights .of the unborn." Taylor suggested that the prolife movement should initiate immediate action in Congress and in state legislatures "to protect the rights of individuals and insttitutions that will now be increasingly under attack!'

INDIANAPOLIS (NC) - The Cathol'ic bishops of Indiana have endorsed the lettuce boycott being conducted by the, United Farm Workers Union. The prelates, in a statement released through the Indiana Catholic Conference, said they supported the UFWU activities in the hope they would lead to a· resolut,ion of the dispute involving the UFWU, the Team.sters and the lettuce growers that sparked the boycott. The UFWU,' led by Cesar Chavez, is conducting a boycott against lettuce not marked' by the un~on's emblem, the black Aztec eagle, and has been urging support for their action across the country. The boycott resulted from a dispute in which the UFWU char,ged the Teamsters had been pe~itted_:by growers to. unionize farm workers without polling the workers to determine if they wanted Teamsters or UFWU representaNon. The bishops, asserting the boycott entails "a grass roots struggle by the w.orkers to gain a union of their choice," said without UFWU representation, the laborers plight "will remain desperate!' "In these circumstances, the Catholic bishops of Indiana strongly support the lettuce boy-, cott and urge the cittizens of Indiana. to purchase only 'iceberg' lettuce clearly marked with the official United Farm Workers' label. . . . "We further urge our diocesan personnel and institutions to support the boycott throughout the state. Our purpose in this is to bring about collective bargaining and a just settlement of the dispute!'

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Sister Marion C. Geddes, R.S.M.

Sister Rita Pelletier, S.S.J.

Rev. Michel G. Methot

Sister Barbara McCarthy, O.P.

Sister Theresa Sparrow, R.S.M.

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Bishop Unifies All Phases of Education into One Apostolate Continued from Page One Did, NCCB, November, 1972, No. 92) Bishop Cronin further noted that another new document of the Bishops' Conference, Basic Teaching for Christian Religious Education, will serve as a focal point and a guide for the development of religious education curriculum at all levels within the Diocese. Under the new plan, the Director of Education would be responsible for coordinating all Diocesan educational programs according to policies and guidelines established by the Bishop. His chief responsibility would be to establish and supervise effective religious educational programs in the three general areas. He would also de~ermine priorities among the various educational programs and allocate' equitably the educational resources available He would meet regularly with the Associate Directors for each section and report' monthly to the Bishop on the activities of the entire Department.

Included among the responsibilities of this Associate Director would be the development of standards of curriculum and ,content for religious education programs, the determination of qualifications for coordinators of parish programs, the establishment of training programs and continuing in-service assistance for teachers, and the maintaining of a resource center for catechetical materials. Adult Education The Associate Director for Adult Education would plan and coordinate programs for continuing religious education of the laity no longer enrolled in educational institutions, and for Campus Ministry. The Associate Director will develop educational programs for the laity in such areas as doctrine, Christian life, parish councils, liturgy, ecumenism and social responsibiHty. He will also be responsible for maintaining a working relationship with chaplains and appropriate administrative officials at colleges within the Diocese and recommending religious education programs for college students.

ducted workshops for administrators and' School Boards in Boston, Providence, Springfield, Portland (Maine), Bridgeport, Orlando, Fargo and Portland (Oregon), as weIl as for the NCEA Convention, Major Superiors of Religious Women, and Catholic School Supervisors of New England. Father O'Neill is present,ly Vice President of the Department of Chief Administrators, National Catholic Education Association, and Chairman of the Commislon on Independent Secondary Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He has served on numerous educational com~ittees on the state and national ~evels. Sr. Marion C. Geddes

novice mistress and consultant for the Sisters of St. Joseph. She has given workshops in religious education and has directed the parish CCD programs. Fr. Methot The new Associate Director for Adult Education is the Reverend Michel G. Methot, presently an assistant at ~aint Lawrence Parish, New Bedford. Father Methot was ordained to the priesthood on Feb. 20, 1971, by Bishop Cronin, having completed his seminary course at the Catholic University of America in Washington, from which institution he received his Master's Degree in Theology.

taught on the elementary level for 12 years. For eight years Sister served as Principal of Dominican Academy. She is a member of the General Council of Dominican Sisters of FaIl River, and Secretary to the Dominican Educational Association. She was a consultant for Title III COD Projects from 1969 to 1972.

Sr. Theresa Sparrow

Sister Theresa Sparrow for the past 25 years has taught at all levels in the elementary schools of the Diocese, and is presently a member of the Religion Department at Bishop Feehan High School. She has participated in Selected Classroom Project, A graduate of Saint Anselm's ESEA Title HI, and has been a' College, Manchester, ,N. H. Father teacher in the Onboard Program Methot, before entering t:he sem- in New Bedford .and a consultant 'inary, was a member of the fac- for the COD Open Classroom ulty of Somerset High School, Project. Since 1965, Sister has where he taught Spanish and been involved in the in-service French. He has attended NDEA training of CCD teachers. She Institutes at West Virginia Uni- was diocesan representative at versity and at Saint Anselm's, NECEC Experiment in Religion _ CoJolege, and completed a sum- at Boston College in 1969. Sister mer program of studies in the Theresa hold a REd. degree Religious Education Department (rom the Catholic Teachers Colof Catholic University. Father lege, Providence and has comMet:hot has served on the faculty pleted course work for a Master's of Holy Family High School in degree at St. Bonaventure ColNew Bedford, teaching religion lege in New York. since his assignment to Saint Lawrence Parish in that city.

Sister Marion C. Geddes, RS.M., present Assistant Superintendent of Schools, will become the new Associate Director for Schools. She has over. '35 years of teaching experience on both the elementary and secondary levels. She was the first principal of Bishop Feehan High School and held that position for Schools five years. She was appointed The Associate Director for Supervisor fot Diocesan schools Fr. O'Neill . Schools would direct all educain 1966 and Assistant SuperinRev. Patrick 'J. O'Neill, D.Ed., tional programs carried on in the tendent in 1969. elementary and secondary newly named Director of the Sister Marion holds a Bachschools of the Diocese, as for- Department of Education has merlydone by the Superinten- served as Superintendent of elor's degree from Providence Sr. Barbara McCarthy dent of Schools. This work Schools for the Diocese since CoIlege Extension and a Master's would include maintaining stan- 1961. He was ordained in Febru- degree from Catholic University Sister Barbara McCarthy, O.P., 43 RODNEY FRENCH BLVD. dards for teachers, curriculum, ary, 1957, after studies at St. of America. Sister has been and Sister Theresa Sparrow, NEAR COVE RD. NEW BEDFORD awarded an IDEA fel'lowship, in Brighton, and John's Seminary texts, facilities' and financial All Your Money Insured Against loss R.S.M., will act as Field Coorand has served. as a consultant management, as well as assisting ,served as Assistant at St. ThomAll Personal loans life Insured dinators for Schools and ReliIII, COD Projects, as for Title as More Church, So~erset, for in the long range planning for Home Mortgages on Easy Terms seven years. He has been chap- consultant for Title III Summer . gious Education respectively. No Penalty Clauses schools. Bank In Person or by Mail A new emphasis will be placed lain and religion teacher at Project, Fall River Public Schools, Sister Barbara has held this Welcome Into Our Credit Union Family as Diocesan repre::J.entative of on making Catholic schools more Bishop Stang High School from NECES, as a Member of the Ad- position for the past two years. Open Daily 9 am·2. pm Frl. &·8 pm directly availahle to the entire 1964 to the present. She received her A.B. degree visory Committee of ESEA Title -ParklnlFather O'Neill received a Masparish community. As the Bishfrom Regis College, and her M.A. CLOSED SATURDAYS ' ters degree in Guidance from II Library Media, and as a mem- from Boston CoIlege, and has ops' Pastoral states: ber of the Executive Board of The school should be. a focal Boston College in 1957 and a the New England Unit of NCEA. point for many educational Doctorate in School AdminisThe new Associate Director' efforts on behalf of childr~n, tration in 1966 from the same young' people and adults. (To institution. He has attended ad- for Religious Education of Youth Teach as Jesus Did, NCCB, vanced seminars at Marquette is Sister Rita PeIletier, S.S.J., University and the University pf presently Principal of St. Joseph November, 1972, No. 94) INDUSTRIAL and DOMESTIC School, New Bedford. The Associate Director for Re- Notre Dame. In addition to his high school ligious Education of Youth Sr. Rita Pelletier would direct all educational pro- work, Father O'Neill has taught Sister Rita has completed grams for elementary and secon- at the College of the Sacred dary students who do not attend Hearts in Fall River, Catholic course work for a Master's deCatholic schools. Since the ma- Teachers CoIlege in Providence, degree in Religious Education at jority of Catholic children and Salve Regina College in New- Fairfield University. She has youth wit:hin the Diocese fall port, University of Notre Dame taught on the elementary level within this category, the chal- in Indiana and has 'lectured at for 25 years, has been Principal New Bedford 312 Hillman Street 997-9162 • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• + ••••••••••••••• lenge in this area is formidable. Ha'rvard University. He has con- since 1970." and has served as





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ST. MARY, NORTON Members of the Catholic Women's Club will sponsor a buffet dinner dance at 8 Saturday night in the parish cente,r. Music will 'be by the Bee Bee's and bar service will be available.

She'd Appreciate Sympathy AN D Action for Problems It ~appens with increasing frequency. An annoying problem with the water softener, city government, or school arises and the citizen calls to get some service from his servants. He used to get action. Now he gets a kindly listener at the other end of the wire. I call it. telephone' "Mrs. Hanson, Henry Hanson therapy. Telephone therapy "... Will you hold, please, embodies the philosophy of Mrs. Hendricks, while I pull your of the "Ten it to the chaplain" .school of an earlier army. If a recruit voiced a complaint, he was told to ten it to the chap-

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lain, meaning that the chaplain could . do nothing about the problem but that he would make the soldier feel better by listening to J?im. Today, every company and institution has its telephone therapists ready to listen and dp nothing. They don't argue with the 'caller who wants something don~ about the speeders in the street or barking dogs or dangerous school bus drivers. They understand. . They sympathize. They make the appropriate re: sponses geared to. soothe the responses like, "Of / caller, course," and "I don't blame you." When the caller hangs up, he'a awfully glad somebody down there understands him, Problem Remains But the problem is, the problem remains. A second call a few days later brings more sympathy and still no action. 'Finally, the caller is left with the choice of putting .up with it or getting angry. Or the problem does away with itself; the icy hill in need of sanding melts away. ' I hate to be forced to become angry to get something done. I would much prefer an adult approach, that of unemotionally reporting a problem with a quick response.,from the institution but it seems that nothing is done until the customer becomes' obnoxious. Otherwise, he's listened to and politely ignored. Let's take a routine problem Itke an overcharge on a bill. The first call goes like this: "Hello" this. is Mrs. Henry Hanson. I just received my billl and ..." "'Will 'you hold, please, Mrs, Henry, while I connect you with billing?" "Hello, this is' Mrs. Henry Hanson. I just received my bili and " " One moment, please, Mrs. Lanson (sic.). There's a can on my other line. Will you hold, please?" . . "Hello, Mrs. Landers. Thank you for holding. Now, what is the nat4re of the problem?" , "My name is Mrs. Henry Hanson, not Mrs. Landers. I was billed for two queen-sized mattress pads and I ..." "What was the date of purchase, Mrs. Henry?"


ST. PATRICK, FALL RIVER The Women's Guild will hold a rummage sale from 4 to 7 P.M. Saturday, April 7 in the school basement. Dona,tions of clothing AWARD: ~ather Mark R. and bric-a-brac may be brought nay, 33, a Fr~nCiscan priest to the school after 6 P.M. tofrom Los Angele$. is the. first morrow. Baked beans will be Catholic given a $3,000 grad· available to eat at the sale or to uate fellowship in religIOUS take home, and coffee will be served all day. Mrs. Joseph Drojournalism from: the United 'byski is chairman for the f;!vent.

Have to' Get Mad ,The conversation procedes like this until, without losing her cool, the customer whiles away the morning, spelling her name Methodist Chutch's Joint and holding. She sighs with sat-. Committee on G:ommunica- ST. ANNE, I RIVER isfaction that the problem is tion. A master's .degree can- FALL An Easter dinner-dance will cleared up, only to receive, a few days later, another inaccu- didate at the ,U~iversity of take place in the school audirate billing, this time with inter- California, Los Angeles, Fa- torium from 7 to 1 Saturday est tacked onto it: ther Day is a former United night, April 7, with dinner servShe may call politely one more Farm Workers' Union chap- ed at 7:30 and dancing to the time but the third time around, lain and former editor of the music of Art Perry. The parish board of education she's forced to become angry' and curt with the person who re- Farm Workers' :newspaper, will meet at 7:30 P.M. Monday, April 9 in the rectory. sponcis with a quick, "I'll see EI Macriado. NC: Photo. Bingo is played in the school that something gets done," and I • auditorium at 7 P.M. every Weddoes, although it's always a case , nesday. of solving the problem after the Maurice Francoeur is organizadrenalln has run. ing a Washington, D.C. bus trip There's little so frustrating as from Monday,' July 2 through being listened to like a child. It Thursday, July 5. One price will is demeaning to an adult (prob. I WASHINGTON (NC) - In an cover transportation, hotel acably to a child, too, come to think of it). I would much rather effort to override the Supreme commodations, guide service and be told, '~Look, there's no way Court abortion decis1ion, 15 mem- nine meals. More information is we can sand that .icy hill this bers of the House have pro- available from Francoeur at 674week. We've got all our sanders posed a constitutional amend- 2411. tied up on the main streets. If ment that would giye states the HOLY NAME, you want the hill sanded, you're right to make and' ~nforce their NEW BEDFORD Plans are being formulated for going to have'to sand it' your- own aborttidn laws. . self.", .: ' . ' '. , . . a: gigantic'. yard .sale'scheduled I Rep. G. William \yhitehurst, a I might leav.e the phone miffed, Virginia Republican,' said the for Saturday,' May 19 fram9 but I know where I stand. And amendment he wrdte was de- A.M. to 4 P:M. in the church that's not at the window wait- .signed to nullify the U. S. Su- parking lot, Martin Barry, chairman, has ing for the sander which has preme -Court abortion decision . been promised and ignored by wh'ich said state jegi'slatures can- requested all parishioners to that kind voice on the other. end not set abortion policies during start now in gathering items for the sale. ,of the liile. the first three months of pregThere may be some who pre- nancy. Instead, saia the court, fer sympathy, but I don't see a decision on wheth'er a woman Episcopal Priest Sees why we can't have both. can obtain 'an abortion for any Anti-Catholic Rise :zc * * reason during this period was to DALLAS (NC)-An Episcopal Capsul,e Review: Why Am I be reached by the :woman and priest charged the U.S. Supreme Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? her physician. Court abortion decision signaled by John Powell, S.J. is an ex"The appropriate [response to the emergence of an anti-Cathocellent handbook on understandinge oneself. For those who Hked such an exercise of :raw judic'ial lic atmosphere in a society that Games People Play or I'm OK, power is to amend the Constitu- has lost its values. Father CharYou're OK, this will be of inter- tion to expressly guarantee the les Carroll, a clergyman' from est. For those who haven't read people's right to hat-e the issue California who has served as a fellow at the Institute of Ecumenthem but would like to under- decided by representatives diical and Cultural Research at St. rectly accountable toi the public," stand their feelings and reactions John's University, Collegeville, said Whitehurst, whOse proposal better, this is a good introduMinn., also said advocates of tion to the subject of self-aware- was co-sponsored by 11 other abortion-on-demand were strivRepublicans and I three Demoness. $1.95;. Argus, 3505 N. Ashing to divide the various churches crats. land, Chicago 60657. as the Nazis did in Germany. The amendment states:

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Opening Day Mass To Honor Clemente

BROOKLYN (NC) ~ Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, the first Puerto Rican, cardinal, will concelebrate a Mass, April 6, the opening day of the baseball season, for the late Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Our Lady of Perpetual Help basilica here. Among those invited are Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn and members of the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pi-' rates. . The collection will go to victims of the Managua earthquake. Clemente, a Baptist. died Dec. 31 in a plane crash on a mercy mission mission to Nicaragua with relief ·supplies.

ST. MATHIEU, FALL RIVER Forthcoming events scheduled by the Council of Catholic Women include an April Shower Bas~ ket whist party at 8 P.M. Saturday, April 14, with Mrs. Robert Ouellette and Mrs. George .Cummings as chairman and co-chairman. Members' are asked to bring their baskets and returns to the meeting hall frol)'l 7 to 9 P.M. the eve of the p'arty. Donations of prizes will also be gratefully accepted. A regular meeting, open to visitors, will take place at 7:30 P.M. Monday night, April 30. A calendar party will follow a business session. A communion supper is planned in the parish hall for Sunday, May 20, to follow 5 P.M. Mass. Mrs. Albert Gelinas and Miss Alice Boulay are in charge of arrangements. SS. PETER AND PAUL, FALL RIVER The parochial school will benefit from an auction and flea market to be sponsored at 7 P.M. Saturday, April 14 in the school hall at 280 Dover St. by the 'Home-School Organization. Doors will be open at 6 o'clock for inspection, according to announcement by Mrs. Deanna Stevens;\ chairman. Turn to Page Fourteen ,





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'Another Life' "Nothing in u,l!S bnstitution shall bar any state .or territory or the District of .Columbia with regard to any 'area·over which it has jurisdiction ~rom allowing,regulating or prohibiting the pract!ice of abortion.": Whitehurst acknovyledged the ar·gument of abortion advocates that women have '~a right to their own bodies" a~d the right to determine the si~e of their families. "This is true," he said. "Once ·a woman is pregnant, however, there is another life and body to be concerned with-that of the unborn child. The: American people should have the right to decide this issue for themselves."

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GREENSBURG (NC)-Faculty members at Seton Hill College here, a women's college run by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, voted 31-2 not to be represented in collective bargaining by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Only 37 of the more than 80 faculty members at the college were eligible to vote. The National Labor Relations Board hact ruled that Sisters of Charity teaching at the college should not be included in the faculty bargaining unit because of their different "economic interests." Sister Mary Schmidt, college president, said she was "extremely pleased" by the results of the voting. A union "certainly would be detrimental" to the interests of the college, she said, because a union "invariably begins to negotiate matters beyond salary." Since the Sisters at the college were not included in the bargaining unit, they would not have a voice in making decisions that affected them, she said. Unionization, Sister Mary added, "poses a great threat in my view to Catholic higher education across the country." Describing unionization as "bizarre" in a small liberal arts college, she said it intrudes into the academic setting people who are not famHiar with it. . •Autocratic Administration' Charges by spokesmen 'for the Pennsylvania State, Education Association (PESA) that the college 'administration "seemingly hired outside PR people who put on an 'anti-bargaining campaign" are "absolutely not true," Sister Mary said. William Pettibon, a spokesman for the PSEA, said that the association originally had 45' per cent of the eligible faculty members signed up, but du~ing two years of hearings first before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and then before the National Labor Relations Board, "those people who felt aggrieved had been replaced." Sister Mary denied that aggrieved faculty members had been replaced. She said" that one had resigned to take another position, one had retired, one had died, and three posiNons were cut in a retrenchment program. College enrollment has dropped from a high of 770 to its present 660. The original causes of discontent among facultY members, Pettibon said, were "'autocratic administration" and "no movement in terms of salary."

Oppose X-Rated Movies on TV LOUISVILLE (NC)-The showing of X-rated motion pictures on prime time television Was denounced by the national board of the Catholic Daughters of America at its semi-annual meeting here. ' "We are going to make our position known to advertisers," said CDA national regent Mary C. Kanane of the Union County, N.J. ' The board reaffirmed its position deploring· the U. S. Supreme Court abortion decision.

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Thurs., April 5, 1973

,Served 77 Years In Priesthood

GIFT FOR THE POPE: West German President Gustav Heinemann gives Pope Paul a modern statue as a memento of their recent discussions at the Vatican. The Pontiff told Heinemann: "We place great confidence in West Germany in establishing true peace, long-lasting and worthy of mankind, and we nourish the hope that West Germany will be able to make an important and precious contribution for the maintenance of peace in Europe and in the world." NC Photo.

-' Says Public Will Decide Abortion Issue 'DUBUQUE (NC)-Public opinion decides whether a country permits the wholesale slaughter of unborn babies or outlaws abortion on demand, according to a British edlitor and author. "Ultimately it is public opinion that will decide," John Eppstein said in an interview here. "If the public is indifferent, you'll never get any change. That means there's an enormous amount of work to. be done at the grassroots level and there's no shortcuts." Eppstein, editor of two London-based journals on international politics, observed the effects of liberalized abortion laws in the United .states during his latest visit. He was in :Qubuque to address a local chapter of Catholics United for the Faith.

Cites Radio Public Service Message NEW YORK (NC)-The CBS radio network has cited a Campaign for Human Development (CHD) radio public service message, as one of the best of 1972. The radio spot, entitled "That Remarkable Store," was produced by the Franciscan Communications Center, Los Angeles, for the CHD radio campaign. , CHD is the U.S. bishops' antipoverty effort. Its radio and television campaign is supervised by the division for creative services of the United States Catholic Conferences communications department. The 30-second spot was an intervjew with a woman who runs a second-hand clothing store in Appalachia. The theme was that the poorest of' people do not want handouts when they have the chance to pay for what they need. The CHD spot was 'among 12 cited out of 73 public service radio campaigns which CBS aired in 1972.

were similarities between Britain's legalized abortion and the U. S. Supreme Court's outlawing of states' restrictive abortion statutes. Federation Urges "It's a mystery to us as observers how sudde'nly this deciPeace Education DETROIT (NC)-T,he National sion (by the U. S. Supreme Federation of Priests' Councils, Court in January) W{l.S made," representing 131 organizations of Eppstein told The Witness. But Catholic priests, took steps here he thinks the change in legal aimed at maintaining world peace tradition in the United States, through education of Catholics as in Britain, "wouldn't have and moral pressure on a major been possible without an intensive campaign somewhere in the multinational industry. In an all-day session of its background." He said there was not much House of Delegates, it initiated and voted seed money for a- public protest when Parliament World-Without War program for debated and passed the British sustained peace education of Abortion Act, but public opinion has been turning against it. ~merican Catholics with a plan"People have realized the efning, resource and training cenfect the act has," Eppstein said. ter. The second measure was aimed It has made London the aborat "initiating dialogue" for the tion capital of Europe-where an economic conversion of the Gen- estimated 160,000 were pereral Electric Co. from war-mak- formed in 1972-and "the racking means of production to a ets which it caused are as bad more peace-making operation. as the Mafia," he said. In an interview with the Witness, the Dubuque archdiocesan newspaper, Eppstein said there

SAN FRANCISCO (NC) Father George Matthew Trunk, a priest for 77 of his 102 years, died at the rectory of Nativity' Church here March 11. Father Trunk's long life was dedicated to serving the, religious needs of thousands of people, but he also found time to paint and write a weekly newspaper column. He was horn Sept. 1, 1870 in Bace-Fask, Austria, and studied for the priesthood at the diocesan seminary in Klagenfurt. On July 17, 1895 he was ordained and served as assistant priest and pastor at various churches in that diocese. He came to America in 1921 and his first post was that of administrator of a German national church in Berwick, N. D. In 1924, ,Father Trunk was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Leadville; Colo., and he served there until 1946. While in Leadville, he painted a series of new testament scenes on the walls and ceiling of the church. It has since been declared a National Siovenian Monument. Father Trunk came to San Francisco in September of 1946. following his retirement from the Leadville parish. His more than quarter century of residence at Church of the Nativity was spent serving the needs of Croatian and Slovene Catholics.

CHD Funds Help Bronx Residents N~W YORK (NC) - A group given $40,000 by the U. S. bishops' Campaign for Human Development (CHD) is managing tenant associations in the South Bronx as a way of helping residents' alter their slum-ridden conditions. The group is called Longwood Management. It:s director is 25year-old Robert Morrero, who was born and raised in the Bronx. "People think a border should be built up around us so no one can get out or in," said the Puerto Rican. "But we know that's not the answer." 'The answer is to overcome such circumstances as landlords collecting rents and not making repairs, disappearing when their buildings are about to crumble and leaving the tenants to pay rents without getting any benefits.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Apr. 5, 1973

,The ,Parish Parade

Consumer Meat Protests May Spark Wise B.uying

ST. JOSEPH, , ATTLEBORO Beano workers will mark the first anniversary of the game in the parish tonight. Led by Charles Buebendor, many parishioners have donated every Thursday night to the project since its inception. A retreat for high school students of the parish will be conducted' this weekend at Ephpheta House, Manville. A father-son supper will take place in the church hall at 7 Sunday night, April 15. A judo exhibition will follow the meal.


By Joe and Marilyn Roderick It has been cool in the garden this week so I have not been too venturesome as yet. There is time and enough to begin the chores that have to be done outside without 'suffering the discomforts of the cool and sometimes downright frigid spring breezes. Whether the boycott will evenThe garden seems to be a tually lead to a reduction in food little ahead' of itself this prices remains to' be seen, but . year, and I am a week or so ,just the fact that so many peo-

behind. The major task ahead of me is getting the lawn in some sort of shape. Our young dog, Missy, has .wreaked havoc on it and, 1 think the days of a green lush' , lawn are past. This week 1 raked it cl~an and intend to fertilize it this weekend. But there are huge holes in it caused by our digging pup which will have to . be reseeded and worked from scratch. There are also more dead spots on the lawn than 1 care to count and they will represent a great deal of special care. At best, lawns are dfficult to keep, but the addition of a dog makes' them almost an impossibility. However, a lawn makes a garden, and 1 don't intend to give up the ship without a fight. Dwarf Evergreens We have been doing a considerable amount 'of ordering for the garden in preparation for the Spring. Our biggest investment again is the purchase of dwarf evergreens. These are attractive in themselves and do serve. a functional purpose. in that they remain relatively small and require a minimum of ,upkeep. Most of the dwarf ever~ greens. are not true dwarfs but they are semaller than the monsters that grow and 'overwhelm our small houses and plots. They are interesting to watch develop and add a graceful touch to the garden. We have also' purchased some new phlox. Ours have gradually aged and taken on the magenta hue typical of this flower as it goes to seed. Every three or four years we find that we have to replenish our supply of new plants for late Summer bloom. In the Kitchen By' the time this column is published 1 hope that we are' coming to the end of a' completely meatless week, and even more than that I hope that it is a suc- ' cessful one that reaches from coast to coast. This will be the first, time in my history as a homemaker that - 1 can remember a group of consumers banding together to. make their protests heard. (Unless "you want to count the Bos· ton Tea Party.) This is a democracy that we hope is responsive to the pulse of the people and it's about time that pulse began beating loud enough to be heard. Oh, sure that there will be many groans as those who enjoy beef do Wlithout" but 1 must admit that I'm amazed that almost everyone I have spoken to this week fervently avows that he or she is going to go meatless. From .Ji/:>eral extreme to ultraconservative, the cost of food has touched the lives of everyone who has to ask "How much."


ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER The Women's Gu~ld will meet tonight after 7 o'clock Mass. -The Mass will be offered for the beatification of Frederick Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in whose honor this week has been set aside. Parishioners are invited to attend a lecture at 4 P.M. Sunday, April 8 in the school auditorium by Dr. Charles Smiley, astronomer and former faculty member' of Brown University. He will discuss the work of Copernicus, as part of an international observance of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern astronomy. Preliminary homilies will be heard at all Masses this weekend in preparation for a parish Lenten .retreat. The Men's Club will hold elections at 7 P.M. Sunday in the school hall. Prospective members are invited to attend.

ple are concerned means that we ST. GEORGE, are shopping with a more judiBROTHER HERMAN WESTPORT cious eye, getting more for our A whist party for the benefit food dollar 4f this is possible, •of the school fund will take place and passing up expensive con· Rec~gnizes· at 8 Saturday night in the school venience foods in favor of the hall on Route 177. Mrs. Joseph "more work involved" types that ~ello is chairman. cost less. Rehearsals are held in prepBrother Herman IE. Zaccarelli, Who knows, the r,ise in food cost may even lead to a con- International Director of the aration for the annual parish sumer market that is wiser' and International Food, Research and show, "The Fabulous Years," to more cautious than that of a Educational Center of, North be presented Friday, Saturday year ago because need forced Easton and a nationally recog~ and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29, MT.CARMEL, SEEKONK buyers into judicious purchasing. nized authority ori institutional at Dartmouth High School. Bingo is played every WedA Rhode Island Consumer Seeing that this is our meat- food service, haS received a less' week, I wanted to make special testimonial from the nesday in the school hall, with consultant will be guest speaker sure that we topped it off with United States Army for his con- an early bird game at 7 P.M. and at the regular monthly meeting of the Women's Guild scheduled a great fish. dish. Joe proriounced tribution toward 'the develop- regular play beginning at 7:30. for 8 o'clock on Wednesday this one' delicious, therefore I ment of Army Food Service. SACRED HEART, night, April 11 in the church John D. McLaughlin, Major NEW BEDFORD feel it's worth printing, seeing center on Rte. 44. Refreshments that fish' is' my husband's fav- General, USA, :Commandant, The St. Anne's Women's Club will be served by Mrs. Beverly onite food but also noting that President, Departrrent of the he's fussy about how it is pre- Army Subsistence Operations Re- is sponsoring a discussion on Ferreira following the lecture. view Board, cited Brother Her- "The Right to Life" at -8 o'clock pare-d. The Women's Guild has finalman's contribut,ion to "develop on April 10th iri Sacred Heart ized plans for a cabaret at 8:30 Baked Cod With Shrimp Sauce Church Hall. Speakers will prel 2 pounds cod (or other thick a more effective, .efficient and sent the problem of abortion and on Saturday night, April 14 in economical food service program. the church center. Music will be fish fillets) The introduction of this modern offer their views on the situation, furnished by The Noblemen and % cup cooking oil discussing the various implicaArmy Food Ser~ic~. System has a buffet will be served at 10 1 teaspoon salt already significan~ly improved tions of the Supreme Court's de- o'clock. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 22, 1973 which cision of January food service. sup,?ort for the Tickets will be $3.00 per per~ (canned maybe' ilsed. '}, ~- ,.aHows:.abortion,on ;demand. ' .. soldier." I. . son arid may, be obtained by ·1 can (10 oz.) cream of shrimp The topic will be discussed by contacting ,Mrs. Eleanor WhitGeneral· McLaughlin states, soup (I used the frozen kind.) "Through the broap application Dr. Frank Smith from Newton, ney, hostess for the evening or % cup light cream or milk of his professional' knowledge and Michael Vandal, a student any member of the guild. , 2 Tablespoons sherry in the field of food service,- at Boston College and chairman % teaspoon rosemary ST. PATRICK, Brother Hetman, h~s' made out- of the Mass. Youtlo! for Life. % teaspoon paprika SOMERSET at The panel of speakers hope, standing contdbutions to the parsley ,The Christian Co~cerns ComArmy Food Service 'program. The' the very least, to stimulate 1) Wash and. dry fillets thorspirit with which. his expertise thought which realizes the value mittee will meet at 8:30 tonight oughly. Cut into serving size was applied typifies the excel~ of life. All are welcome to at- at the Fisher House. All parishpieces and place in shall 2 quart lent rapport which exists be- tend, including proponents, op- ioners interested in joining this baking dish. Drizzle 2 Tabletween the Internatiqnal Food Re- ponEmts, and those uncertain of committee are urged to atte~d. spoons cooking oil over fish and search and Educational Center the righteousness of abortion. Additional teachers are needed sprinkle with salt. and the United States Army. Time will be provided for ques- for the Fall CCD program, and 2) Bake in a 350 oven 25 to may contact Sister Claire any His contributions haVe assisted in tions and answers. 30 minutes or until fish flakes morning at the Fisher House, providing the best ifood service easily when tested with a fork. ,telephone 673-3463. support for the soldier and will Baste with pan juices several be of lasting bertefit to the sultant, to numerous institutions A family communion breakfast times during ba~ing. United States Army. His assis- and organizations and writes will be held Sunday, April 15, 3) While fish is baking, cook tance reflects gr~at personal many books and magazine arti- following 9 A.M. Mass at St. mushrooms until tender in rededication and is Ii clear dem- cles. His most 'recent book is Louis de France hall, under the maining 2 Tablespoons melted onstration of the highest degree "Nursing Home Menu Planning, joint sponsorship of the Men's margarine or cooking oil. Add deof professionalism.", Food Purchasing and Manage- Club and the Women's Guild. frosted soup, light cream, sherry, Brother Herman attended Corment" which . he co-authored. Ticket deadline is tomorrow, and rosemary and paprika, stir' and nell University's School of Hotel Brother has been appointed to tickets are available from Betty heat thoroughly. and Restaurant Administration, the editorial Advisory Board of Novacek or Natalie DeGaetano. Remove fish to heated serving with advanced studies at George INSTITUTIONS/VOLUME FEEDTrips are planned to New York platter; spoon sauce over fish Univ~rsity. He ING Magazine and CAHNERS City on Saturday, April 28 and to Washington and garnish with parsley. Makes founded the Food Research Cen- BOOKS. - Nomination to this Chateau de Ville Thursday, May 6 servings. ter at North East6n in 1961, board is the result of outstand- 3. Further information is availNEX WEEK: A wow of a re- which serves church-'l"elated fa- ing contributions to the foodserable from Natalie DeGa,etano or_ cipe-Harvey'Wall-banger Cake, cilities in the United States. vice/lodging field. ~ally Fisher. from sent in by a diocesan reader. 'Closely associated with the commercial food indust~ throughout his career, he was chosen in 1965 Lay Councils Gear as one of the ten most ·notable To Commitment people in food service. WASHINGTON (NC)-The na- . The Food Research and EducaINC. tion's three major Catholic lay tion Center founded a newslet., councils have announced that ter to assist the elderly living their meetings' next October in alone to plan, purch~se and preNew Orleans will emphasize pare foods with a mO,dest budget, "commitment and accountabil- and Brother Herman serves as publisher of this newsletter. ity" of their groups. . The Community Leaders - of The national meetings "will seek consensus on issues dealing America cited Brother Herman, with the development of the pei- in the 1971 edition, i for his exson, the family, the Church, the tensive sociological involvement community and the global per- with feeding of American poor 363 SECOND ST. FALL RIVER, MASS. spective," the councils announc- and needy. .' ed. Brother Herman setves as conI

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Hopes Church Life· Styles Labor Movement Shifts Efforts Will Return to Simplicity Christian WASHINGTON (NC) - Chris- nations with fair-wage legislation Evian meeting was prepared by

In seeking justice inside the structures of the Church, the Bishops lay it down as a principle that those who work for the Church should be reasonably paid and given the degree of social security prevailing in the society to which they belong. Presumably, those who dedicate this is the standard, will poorer Christians feel uncomfortable, themselves wholly to the re- held at a distance and even religious life, vowing to aban- jected? If, on the other hand,

don all secular claims to wealth, do not expect the "ising incomes, standards and aspirations which belong to worldly society. But


they, too, have the right to security, particularly among the increasing hazards and weaknesses of old age. Nor would the Bishops, ,in laying down this general principle, in any way rule out the special vacation of self-surrender which sends a Mother Theresa to embrace <the deepest poverty of the poorest societies and take from God's material creation no more than the minimum claim for food and shelter without which work and service become impossible. Splendour Required So the principle is clear. The practice is much more confusing. It is a simple fact of history that many 'of the Church's habits-of reward, style, and residencewere formed during the European Middle -Ages. In the hierarchical order of feudal society, the attributes of authority and leadership were felt to require h1igh ceremony, vis,ibility and splendour. A Bishop was a grandee of ecclesiastical society, just as the secular nobility represented an ascending order of earthly power. There were Prince-Bishops who combined both authorities. The Pope himself was conceded a measure of primacy over kings and emperors. The outward expression of the inward supremacy gave the world the incredible beauties of the Roman Renaissance, the breathta'king beauty o( St. Peter's, the austere magnificence of the Vatican courts and palaces. In country after country, episcopal residences repeated that splendid style. To this day it can :be found in some palatial structures inha'bited by Papal Nuncios and even, occasionally by B-ishops. Naturally in the utilitarian, industrial order of the 20th century, both the luxury and the beauty have declined. Pope Paul VI has been at speoial pains to lessen the monarchical tradition of ceremony and display at the Vatican, and to meet the people of the world in simplicity and love. But there are still confusions. In wealthy "bourgeois" societies such as those of the Atlantic world, should the standards of Church leaders conform to the local practice of, say, 'successful physicians and businessmen? If

one room in a convent is all the Bishop concedes to his personal comfort, will he lose that dimension of dignity and stature which may even be a precondition of preserving a measure of Christian influence? Full Compassion' In poorer societies the problem may he even more agonizing. The unspeakable' poverty piling up at the base of society among the "marg,inal men" of a Rio or a Calcutta or a Lagos cries out for the full compassion of total giving and sharing. There would seem to be no way in which a Bishop living in a traditional palace can do the Lord's work among destitute families liv,ing in tar-paper shacks on a starvation diet. The stark and deepening contrast has led Church leaders like Don Helder Camara of Brazil to abandon his palace and live in a single room. But an argument can still be made that the "marginal" masses will be helped more speedily if government pol-icy is changed and a hierarchy meeting with the leaders of a country on equal terms can influence policy ina way that is not open to those who visibly and strenuously throw in their lot with the poor. Yet there are two reasons for supposing that in the coming decades, the Hfe styles of Church leaders wil'l tend towards greater simplicity. The spectacles and splendours of the Church will be reserved more and more for Ithe great festivals of religious rejoicing - Easter and Pentecost and All Saints-when -it is God's majesty that is celebrated and all the earth's resources of art and beauty are called into use. But f'or his human representatives, great modesty of Hving will be demanded by the steadily . deepening poverty of .millions upon millions of God's children in the stil1 unindustrialized . world. iJt will also be demanded by the growing realizat'ion that the high consumption societyof long, sleek cars, steady increases in the use of energy and heavy protein diets-is not one that can be extended <to everyone or even maintained for the minority without unacceptable strain on the planet's resources and life support systems of a,ir and water. These new perspectives point the Church back to the evangelica'l simplicity of her beginnings.

New Directory WASHINGTON (NC) - The National Catholic Office for Information has published a 1973 directory listing the communications and information directors, and radio and television representatives in the 164 U.S. Catholic dioceses. The 1973 directory, the third annual edition, includes for the first time a supplement on national communications centers. and related organizations.

tian labor unions are shifting their effmts for better wages and working conditions from the local to the world level, to meet multinational corporations on their own grounds. Details for the new strategy were worked out by the Latin American Confederation of Workers (CLAT), its assistant general secretary, Henry Molina, said here. Molina, a veteran of the Christian workers' movement in Venezuela, was returning from the meeting in Brussels, Belgium, of the council· of the World Confederation of Labor. On his way to Caracas, Venezuela, he visited with officials of the Latin America'Division (LAD) of the United States Catholic Conference. The LAD has funded some of the leadership training courses of CLAT. The new world strategy, he told the NC News Service, comes from the conviction that multinational corporations are highly mobile, can close factories in

and open subsidiaries in countries with low labor costs, thus increasing company profits. Workers cannot move, he added. Concerted Action "Latin America has felt the adverse impact of these 'multinational corporations and hecame 'keenly aware of the need for concerted action in all countries, rich and poor," Molina said, . A new world charter for workers will be discussed at the September meeting of the WCL at Evian, France, th~ labor leader announced. "There is the added support of the First Congress of Third World Workers - Asia, Africa, Latin America-meeting at the same Hme and place, and of the Trade Union Conference of Industrial Nations, also gathering at Evian." The WCL, known until 1968 as the International Federation of Christian T.rade Unions, claims a membership of 12.7 million in 74 countries. The working paper for the

Emilio Maspero, head of CLAT and vice-president of the world confederation. The WCL con· gress meets every four years. Strong Control The paper deals with labor conditions in underdeveloped nations, contributions by the Christian workers movement to improve those conditions, and the choices left for the poor in their struggle for social justice. "Here is where we stress the fact that the international ramifications of capitalist enterprises have given management strong control of labor and markets, and this includes the socialist block. Take the big five industrial powers: United States, Russia, China and the European Common Mar· ket: they hold world production in their hands," Regarding CLAT, Molina said the two million members affiliated in 19 countries of Latin America "are concentrating now on regaining control of their nation's resources,"

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Our Faith In the Risen Lord We do not remember Jesus because of the fact that he died; , all men die. We do not remember him because he died so bravely : and devoutly; others too have I made brave and pious ends. It is not even the terrible cruelty and injustice of his death for which : we especially honor Jesus, for i thousands of people have been ,crucified, and other thousands J have been killed in equally cruel ,and unusual ways. Often their : sufferings too were undeserved, Jesus lives for us today be, cause, beyond his death, Jesus , became the- Risen Lord. This is 1 the most important fact about : him. This title makes sense of all other titles we have been talking about. "Son of David, Son of , Man, Son of God, Word, Lamb, : scrvant"-all these other titles , were given to Jesus because' of " what people thought and believe ,about him. ' /

These titles are the result of reflectio'n on his life and works.


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A father at this same session concurred somewhat and remarked that his boy :wants to go to church only on' those Sundays when we have coffee and dough'nuts afterwards. '1', This question o'f special litur: gies for children is' a complex one indeed. Should we "lower" the Eucharist to their level or must we wait until they mature enough in age and understand, ing to appreciate an especially , adult worship experience? Will new words and gestures appro- priate to their youthful capabil'Hies make a difference? Or ought we be content to provide good eucharistic celebrations for grownups and expect the little ones in times to follow the example and embrace the values of older persons? The Belgian bishops and our own bishops' Committee on the, Liturgy (BCL) ,apparently believe eucharistic prayers tailored precisely for children would improve the situation.. In its November, 1972, newsletter the BCL reported that it presently has under preparation texts for the

title "Risen Lord" is, one which states flatly sorpething that his first followers actually saw. When they called him "lord" during his lifetime, they were praising him highly and making a certain. act of faith in his regard. But when the Apostles in their preaching' called Jesus "the risen Lord," they were telling people what they themselves had seen. "Am I not an apostle? ~ave not seen Jesus our Lord?" (I Turn to Page Seventeen

Jesus Is Risen and With Us Each day for two weeks I visited Joan. She was twenty-four. Driving cross-country, she had been involved in an auto accidimt. She was stretched out on

A Children's Liturgy At'a recent e'{ening meeting of First Communion parents in one , of our parishioner's homes, the 'mother of severa,1 very young 'children asked me why we couldn't have a Mass especially , designed for such tiny tots. She stated her own little girl gets : bored, doesn't understand the , service and either falls asleep or , spends the 45 minutes looking around at neighbors and bother" ing them.

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young and printed for information purposes a sample from Belgium geared for those in the 7 to ll-year-old age bracket. Those who developed this latter eucharistic prayer felt it should be constructed in a manner that would lead children into the adult forms and also leave grown ups uncomfortable at Masses in which it might be employed To achieve this, they suggested the following be retained in a children's eucharistic prayer: the' basic structure and order of the adult formula (outlined last week) plus the exact texts of the introduction to the preface, the "Holy, holy, holy Lord," the institutional narrative, and the memorial acclamation. ' By Acclamations The Belgium bishops recommended a practical measure in experimental procedures: prepare the children by haviI)g them hear a recording or reading of the text and observe what words or phrases they, do not understand and those parts they like best. Not a bad idea for any liturgical cail~hesis 'with the young. A particularly interesting feature of the eucharistic prayer for children is the frequent interruption (5 times) of the proclamation by acclamations. "Glory to you, 0 Lord. We love you." (Said or sung by the leader). "Yes; glory to you, 0 Lord" (by the children). Succeeding phrases include a variable second line by the leader: "You save us." "You gather us together." "You protect us. "You love us." I have found that except when listening' to stories or observing new sights young people have an attention span of about 10 seconds. This type of regular vocal involvement on their part in the, ·eucharistic prayer could well sustain interest throughout the text. Turn to Page Seventeen


her hospital bed, .with all mannero of weights and pulleys attached to her legs. Joan had already been there for several weeks


when I became temporary chap'Iain in that hospital. She was to be there long after my temporary duty was I over. Each day, uSUllily in the early evening, when II would stop by to visit her, I found her husband sitting beside her bed. He had given up a fine job in the East, moved to an apartment near the hospital, and was doing odd jobs. He spent what free time he had each evening with his wife. Whenever I dropped in, he was reading from the -Bible to her. Always he was reading .from St. Paul's Epistle -to ~e Romans. Jim told me one evening over, a cup of coffee in the -hospital cafeteria that if it were not for what he and Joan found in the "Letter to the Romans," he could .not find the courage to face the tragedy that had suddenly disrupted their lives. Particularly in Chapter Eight' of Romans they had found the hope to face a life of permanent paralysis. It is worth reading and rereading R~mans, Ch. 8. It speaks of suffering, death, sin, slavery, corrl!ption, agony, weakness. But Paul finds in the Resurrection of Jesus reason to face life's diminishments with confident hope, courage and even joy. Jesus passed through all that can detroy man's happiness and showed through his rising that even death can contain I seeds of life. Paul points out that because of Jesus' Resurrection, and through the Spirit of the Risen Lord, absoluteLy nothing whatever in life or death can separate us from God's love which comes to ,us in "Christ Jesus, our Lord" (Rom 8:35-39).The Resurrection is the grounds of hope, that life can come through death, that joy can transfuse sorrow, that peace Turn to Page Eighteen

LONELINESS: "Magdalen, weeping alone in the garden, torn with sense of utter loss, is an image of the alienated person today .... walking wounded whose feeling ofinner· loneliness drives them to drink, drugs, violElDce and tears." A drug, addict desperately "shoots" heroin in a lonely dark room. NC Photo. In the Easter stories of the Gospels tears yield to laughter, cowardice become courage, and dO,ubt .turns 'into. faith., Ill. terll!~.. ot'our: 'contem'poraiy' condition, Easter tllen would mean that alienation would yield to community, paralyzed inaction would become productive involvement,


and despair would be transfigured into hope. Magdalen, the apostles in the Upper Room, and Thomas the doubter are symbols for the present situation. Easter shows how this can be changed: Magdalen, weeping alone in the garden, torn with a sense of utter loss, is an image of the -alienated person today. Over half the hospitals in America today are filled with people whose sens,e of loss is so great that their ability to relate has deteriorated to the point of crisis. Beyond them are the millions of· walking wounded, whose feeling of inner loneliness drives them to drink, drugs, violence and tears. Capacity to Love M'agdalen was fortunate. She never let her sense of loss destroy her capacity to love Jesus and call forth his presence. She will not be put off by death, that radical fullness of .Tesus. The religious capacity to love Jesus would do much to aid the alienated of our society. Many of them think he is dead and gone, and of no use to them any more. The Easter story of Mag-

dalen at the grave is a reminder that all lonely people face 'a grave, a seemingly dead end. What they ~ust d.o. is J~ce it like Magdalen, with a searching, yearning capaCity to love Jesus and urge him to make his presence known and felt. The Easter· story is an assurance that such a love will not be disappointed. Tears will turn to laughter, for Jesus is risen indeed, and the lonely person will rise to presence and fulness. The apostles huddled, behind . the locked door in the upper room on Easter night exemplify the paralysis of inaction that frightens sci ma':lY today. Problems are too big to be faced. Run .awa" from them instead. This is childish fear and unworthy of grown men. The Easter Christ, comes to the scared apostles like a father to timid children. He settles down, talks to them of 'peace and tells them of their mission to grow up, get out into the world and bring God's forgiveness to men. ' Tale of DC!ubt They are to stop their infantile nourishing of· their own hurts and disappointments. The risen Lord makes them aware of how much he loves them and how thoroughly he forgives them. Now he will have no more of their immaturity. They are to spend nine days in prayer, at the end of which the Holy Spirit will sear them with heavenly power to march courageously among the children of men. Fear, cowardice, immaturity, infantile cravings are all too prominent today. Too many of . us have our own version of the upper room, where we sit licking our wounds behind locked doors. The Easter Lord searches for ~s. If our, resistance isn't foolishly petulant, he will break through Tum to Page Seventeen

Pl'acing Bla~e for Vietnam Recalls U.S. Isolationism

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The "hate America" journalists are busily engaged in trying to pin the blame and the guilt for the Vietnam war on the American people and its most popular leaders. Since the Kennedy administration is still immensely popular, it becomes necessary to blame it for the war. David Halber- approach to foreign policy and starn's brilliantly written but ~,he American responsibility to h II b make the world safe for de. S a ow ook argues t~at the mocracy." Ev:,er since then, our war was caused by the elite that ~enn,edy brought to ~ashin~ton th~ best and .th: brIghtest, by their own admission.


intellectual hetters have urger! on ~s. the need for responsible participation in foreign problems. " We were morally responsible to resist Japanese aggression in China and Hitler's aggression in Europe. We were morally responsible to help Europe back on its feet after World War II. We were morally responsible to support Israel. Finally, we abandoned our traditional isolationism and began to take seriously our moral obligation to help the rest of the world. War Criminals

And now those who got us This strange appeal to snobbery comes with bad grace from into it all (or their children or a journalist who cheerfully ad- intellectual descendants) tell us mitted durIng the crisis at Harp- that we are arrogant war crimier's that he was <Jne of the most nals. If they had left us alone 'brilliant journalists in the coun- we would still be isolationists try. If the Kennedy intellectuals and all the deaths of World War were arrogant, Mr. Halberstam II, Korea, and Vietnam would never have occurred. easily matches them. Then there is Henry Fairlie's Maybe the 1939 isolationists obscene effort to blame all the were right after all, but if anytrouble of the 1960s on the fact .one can remember those years, that Kennedy raised people's ex- it was precisely the Catholic pectations both at home and ethnics who were most roundly abroad. If the President had not denounced for their "immoral" led the population to expect bet- opposition to foreign involveter things we wouldn't have had ment. The particular' villains all the subsequent trouble. Only were the kish and the German an Englishoman-indeej, only- a· Catholics (the others, it was asleft wing Englishman-could be sumed by the elites of the 1930s that dumb. ~I wonder when Mr. probably couldn't even read and Fairlie will write an analysis of write), because they dared to what Britain is doing in Ireland.) oppose riding to the aid of beThen there are the reviews of loved Mother England. And Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye in among the Irish, one of the worst the Establishment press, almost anglophobes was Joseph Kenall of which quote Halberstam nedy. You can't win. and ,Fairlie, and ridicule the ef- . But the American people may forts of Kenqeth O'Donnell and have learned. The next time David Powers. The reviews are England gets into trouble, it is angry, of course, because the going to have to go' elsewhere book is selling so well. The for help. It might try Sweden Kennedys are still popular, and or North Vietnam. that is an affront to the left © 1973, Inter/Syndicate wing journalistic establishment. Wilson's Position To make matters worse, one Kennedy is still alive and shows every sign of planting banners once again on the battlements of Camelot. For the "hate America" left, this is an intolerable affront. They should govern America and force from it an acknowledgement of its guilt, not those insufferable Kennedys"l If one wishes to blame the war on anyone, the proper choice might be Woodrow Wilson. For that quintessential nativist was the first to advocate a "moral"

Illustrate Sermon TEXARKANA (NC)-The parishioners of St. Edward's parish here in Arkansas were surprised at a recent Mass when ushers gave them small. rocks as they entered the church. Dtiring Father Leo Riedmueller's homily he told the people the rock repsented the hardness of heart of a person' who doesn't listen to the word of God'. He asked his parishioners to carry the rock with them to remind them of the fact.

Postal Rates Hurt Religious Press WASHINGTON (NC) - James Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Press Association (CPA), warned of the "demise" of many -religious publications unless Congress provides them with relief from the current postal rate structure. ' Such relief, he said, would be afforded by a bill submitted to the House subcommittee on postal service by Rep. Morris K. Udall, a Democrat of Arizona. Doyle made his comments in testimony before the subcommittee, which is holding hearings on the Udall legislationn. The CPA official's sentiments reflect the concern in Catholic press circles over the ultimate impact of postal rate increases which were approved for secondclass, non-profit publications last. June. Those increases, issued by the Postal Rate Commission, would raise postal rates for religious publications (magazines and newspapers) by an estimated 350 per cent over a 10-year period.


RISEN SAVIOR: "Jesus lives for us today because, beyond his death, Jesus became the Risen Lord." Jesus rises from the tomb in this 16th century work by Borgo:, gnone, "The Resurrection." NC Photo.

Continued from Page Sixteen and communicate to us fatherly courage. If we let him bless us and bring us his peace, then we shall no longer be bothered about our private hurts, but rally to the cause of helping others toward a life of courage and dignity. Finally the Thomas story, a tale of doubt, illustrates the despair that freezes over so many hearts today. Thomas didn't weep or run scared; he chose the hopeless cynicism that rendered him cold to the advances of the divine. What saved Thomas was the warm and rejuvenated faith of the community. His friends gathered around him and prayed • with him and infected him with the contagious ecstacy of their own faith. Thus they prepared him to be open to the appearance of Jesus and the vision of his wounds. Thus the cold doubter could say, "My Lord and my God." Concern, Compassion Doubt and despair, especially in some parts of our intellectual community, need to feel the communal force of believers. Easter people awash with the "living waters" of God, should swarm around the helpless doubters and despairers with delicate concern and compassion. In this way they weaken the foolish defenses of disbelief and aid the person to receive the audience with Jesus who will show him the agony of his wounds and communicate the power of his hope. These are but a few of the rich impressions of the Easter event. Jesus comes again to appear to new Magdalens, frightened apostles, anl:l doubting Thomases. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring this Gospel of peace. Jesus is risen, Alleluia! He is risen indeed, alleluia.

Our Faith In the Risen Lord Continued from Page Sixteen Corinthians 9,1). "He was seen by Cephas, then by the Twelve. After that he was seen by five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still alive, although some have fallen asleep. Next he was seen by James; then by all the Apostles. Last of .all, he was seen by me" (I Corinthtians 15, 5-8).

All the other titles we give Christ draw their power. and their life from this one. If this one were not legitimate, the oth~rs would have nO value and would disappear. "If Christ was not raised, your faith is worthless." "If our hopes in Christ are limited to this life, we are the most pitiable of men." "In that case, those who have fallen asleep in Christ are the deadest of the dead" (I Corinthian 15, 16ff.).

-we would not be talking about him now. But instead, "in the time- after his suffering, he showed them in many convincing ways that he was alive, appearing to them over the course of forty days and speaking to them about the reign of God" (Acts 1,3): "Therefore," said Peter in the first recorded Christian sermon, "let the house of Israel know beyond any- doubt that God has made both Lord and Messiah this Jesus whom you crucified" (Acts 2, 36). And Paul writes: "He was made Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness , - by his resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1. 4). By this faith, millions of people since that day have found life in his name. And so can we.

Our Messiah But the fact is, Jesus Christ has a claim on our hearts because he did rise. Because we believe in that resurrection, we are happy to confess that he is our Messiah, King Savior, and Son of God. If the faith in God which he once taught us had failed to deliver him from the power of death, he would be forgotten today. If he !lad died-and no more

Children Continued from Page Sixteen The following excerpts illustrate how the authors have attempted to translate phrases into a child's language. "Do not forget Pope Paul, our bishop, our priests, and all Christians in the world." "Do not forget the people who have left this world to meet you. Receive them into your kingdom. Keep them near you."

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Two' Remarkable Women Portrayed in Biographies' In Dorothy Day and Virginia Woolf we see two re-' markable women in many ways dissimilar, but at least comparable as persons of influence in their times. Mrs. Woolf has been dead for almost 32 years" but her novels are still, available in paper. Maurin died almost 30 years back editions, as they Would not be if there were no de- ago, and in the interval the fame mand for them. Miss Day, and the impact of Dorothy Day


grew, especially in her dedicavery much alive, remains a bea- tion to pacifism and her civil can of Christian integrity on the American scene. ,di~obedjence in response to what William D. Miller's A Harsh she regarded as government's attempt to create a war psychology. She paid the penalty by going to jail several times. Dorothy Day is now in her By 78th year. Some of the projects which she initiated or insp.ired RT. REV. have disappeared. Some remain. But what matters is the purity MSGR. of her commitment, herunwavering courage, and the 'evidence JOHN S. she has given of the effectiveKENNEDY ness of Christian love in consisJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Members of Our Lady of Health parish, Fall River, tent action. will present "Jesus Christ Superstar" at 8 P.M. Saturday and Sunday nights, April 14 Mr. Miller's book is more than a biography. It examines the' and 15, in the church on Cambridge Street. Tickets are available at the rectory and from and Dreadful Love (Liverright, antecedents, the growth, an::l the 386 Par,k Ave., S., New York, concrete workings of the ideas cast members. F<?urteen parishioners are cast members for the rock opera and five muN. Y. 10016.$9.95. Illustrated) of .Peter Maurin as brilli;ll1t1y sicians will. supply accompaniment. tells the story of Dorothy Day mediated by Dorothy Day. and the Catholic Worker moveVir3inia Wooli' ment which she founded. In VirVirginia Woolf was born ginia Woolf: A Biography (Har- (1882) into a writing family. As life can mature except through brief creed: "Jesus Christ is Continued from Page Sixteen court Brace Jonanovich, 757 3rd a small child, she was a spinner dying to all that stifles love. Lord."." The first crucifixes bore can permeate pain - "if only Ave., .New York, N. Y.· 10017. not the broken body of the dead of fantastic stories. " we suffer with him so a's to be "Unless the grain of wheat dies, $12.50. Illustrated), Quentin Bell it remains just a grain of wheat. Christ, but the regally robed, golThe boys In her .family went to glorified with him" (Rom 8:17). recounts his famous aunt's life. But if it dies, it produces much den crowned figure of the Risen . Colu~bia University as a matter Joan and Jim really believed Dorothy Day was born in 1897 of course. It was equally taken Lord. A common image was that fruit'.' (In 12:24). of American Protestant stock, for granted that the girls would that. They found in their faith in of the lamb standing upright, In the earliest days of Cristianwas fervently religious at an not have a higher education or, Jesus, the "Risen Lord," the ity 1?elievers expressed their deep still bearing th e marks of sufearly age, but gave up religion indeed, much formal education deepest source of life and light faith in Jesus' life-giving pres- fering and death. The Eucharist while a student at the University at all. But readin.g, study, the dis- during what were intensely b,rought the, Christians together ence and power over death .in; ,the :"F'" :,',;: :.)!! '; of Illinois. Her father was a cussion' of ideas was the regular .. black days. For me they exempli'to celebrate, Jesus;' presence as fied the kind of faith that relijournalist, and she took, LIp the thing within the home. making a definite difference in same trade. their daily lives. ; When Mrs. Woolf committed gious education of all kinds is . Her overriding interest was suicide in 1941, it was generally meant to encourage - a living not in making a career, but in' supposed that the horrors of faith in the presence of Jesus Religious educators need to help people face their lives with service of the poor. This brought World War II had sodepresssed Christ, risen and with us in the WYNNE (NC)-Catholics in faith in Jesus' life-giving presher into socialist and Communist her as to drive her to despera- midst of all that makes up daily St. Peter's Parish here in Arkan- . ence with them. Religious educircles in New York. In that city tion. _Actually, however, she had human experience. sas and St. Mary's Parish in Deep Faith cation is meant to enable Chrisshe associated with people, then a long history of mental breakFor the Christian, faith centers nearby McCrory have started a tians to grow to a maturity of unknown, who were to become downs, one in 1904 having been major literary figures, (e. g. Eu- accompanied by an attempt at on the Resurrection of Jesus, not pro-life movement designed to faith such as that exempl'ified by. help all persons whose lives are Joan and Jim, who, through faith gene O'Neill). self-destruction. Throughout her merely as a past reality in the threatened. , life of Jesus Christ, but as a very in the Risen Lord, found love, A Convert life, she teetered on the edge of In full page advertisements in life and joy in what for others ,present power in the contempoHer becoming a Catholic was madness, and there were extend- rary World: "I am with you "al- two local newspapers, the parish would have been ultimate tragmysterious, as is often the case. ed periods of grave illness. councils of two churches pledged edy and absurdity. She married Leonard Woolf, ways", Jesus tells us (Mt 28:20); their spiritual, financial and soShe was happy, she said, yet Risen, he comes to bring us life there was something missing' in an advocate of socialist causes, in its fulness (In 10:10). No pow- cial resources to help those conin 1912, and for the next 30 her life. Unaccountably, she borer of death or diminishment. can templating abortion, suicide, rowed a friend's rosary and tried years he took care of her. To- extinguish the life of his Spirit euthanasia, abandoment, social to say the rosary prayers. She gether they founded, and did· within us, even though no true withdrawal, murder or mutilation PLUMB!NG & HEATING, INC. began to go regularly to Mass, much of the physical work of the of human life' or limb. Hogarth Press, which gave first Sales and Service . without understanding why. She "We hereby stand and speak Cardinal Raimondi for Domestic ~ was baptized: "the action was al- publication to a number of writfor a chance (as we were each and Industrial ~ In New p'ost most wholly mechani<;:al, with ers later to attain celebrity. Oil Burners ' given the chance) for all God's VATICAN CITY (NC) Pope Top Journalist no sense of. peace' or even con995-1631 created people to come to term For one so delicate, she pro-, P~ul VI gave prominent jobs in viction that she was doing the 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE af~er ,conception, and to live life right thing." Her prayer w'as duced a,n exceptional quantity, ,the central administration' of the _until that hour when that same, NEW BEDFORD and quality too, of journalism. Church to two former papal dipthat she might be of service. God shall call them to a new life She came to feel that her She was a perceptive critic. But lomats and a Spanish bishop after death," the advertisement task was "to try to discover how it is her novels which are her whom the Pope personally ap- said. the mission of the Church might lasting claim to fame. She was pointed to' the 1971 session of This help will be furnished become vital to the welfare of an innovator in fiction, highly the World Synod of Bishops. without any attempt "to convert, subjective, detailing moods and Cardinal Luigi Raimondi, 61, the world" at a time (the early convict, . condemn· or . . . charge 1930s) when darkness was fall- states of consciousness, and former apostolic delegate in the (finacially or legally) any pershifting back and forth in time. United States and a career Vatiing over it. At .this juncture she' Hers was a family of non- can diplomat, was named prefect son" assisted. met Peter Maurin, whom she Father John F. O'Donnell, pasbelievers, and she was wont to of the Congregation for Saints' spoke of as "the French peasant tor of the par,ishes, said his parmock at religion, She, saw ChrisCauses. whose spirit and ideas will domtianity as sometimes ,doing posiThe congregation examines ishes realize they must help a inate ... the rest of my life." YOU'LL tive harm to people. Of two the lives and writings of those girl with a premarital pregnan.y 'The Worker' IE women who nursed her during proposed for the various steps "rather than socially and morally It was at 'Maurin's urging that one of her illnesses, she said leading to their proclamation as shame her into ,seeking an aborTICKLED' tion." . , Dorothy Day founded the paper "they w~re charming and good saints. "We .must help her in every called The Catholic Worker. Lat" women but spoiled by religion." Cardinal· Raimondi, named to fr•• delivery-Call er there came the Houses of Mr. B~lI's book is a model of the sacred college by Pope Paul way to bring the child to term," Hospitality' for the poor, the- order, clarity, and discernment. March 5, returns to his native he said. "This includes helping feeding of multitudes, the com- He strives successfully to present Italy after service in the papal her to stay in school ,if she so . munitarian farms, the retreats, Virginia Woolf as she was. His diplomatic corps in Guatemal~, decides, helping her to keep her 373 New Boston Road and so much else which sprang . close relationship to her does not the Vatican, India, Haiti and child after birth without a' declared father, or helping her betray him into assuming the· caMexico before his lengthy tour in from the collaboration of these Fall River 678-5677 place the, child fO!' adoption." pacity of champion or apologist. the United States. two extraor?inary Christians.

Jesus Is Risen and With Us

Po rishes Pledge. Help for Unbo,n






" THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., Apr. 5, 1973



Coaches and Officials Prep For Interesting Campaign For the next week to ten days little or no activity will take place on the local schoolboy scene. During this period most clubs will participate in scrimmage and non-league games. In what could be called the lull before the storm coaches will make the final decisions regarding opening While most of the concern cenday lineups and the like. tered around the placement of particular schools within one diWhile the athletes are sharp- vision rather than another, a ening up their individual skill, situation that could seemingly the member schools of the be resolved rather easily, a few Southeastern Massachusetts Con- league members would like to ference will be making decisions see three divisions rather than regl\rding the' alignment of bas- . four next basketball season. ketball teame for next Winter. It is virtually impossible to The manner in which the final how much support alignments are arrived at may ascertain prove to be the most interesting the three divisional proposal has development of the Spring cam- at this time. But, there still exists a core who favor the prespaign. As was reported in this col- ent alignment. The latter group umn a few weeks ago, there argues that equitable competwere a: few schools who voiced Itive conditions can not exist in objection to the four divisional a three divisional setup given system utilized this past Winter. the present .league members.

Only Two Enjoy Undefeated Loop Season The Conference overcame tremendous obstacles on the way to its formation. Much credit should be given to those individuals and scllools who worked so hard to ilring about more equitable playing conditions for the athletes throughout the area. The task confronting them now is another in a series of problems that must be solved to make the circuit stronger. How the basketball alignment problem will eventually be resolved is anyone's guess. However, it is interesting to look at the results of the just completed season and to speculate on what may happen. Twenty-four teams cqmpeted in the circuit last Winter vying for the championship in four divisions. It is interesting to note that only two teams, Bishop Feehan High of Attleboro and Old Rochester Regional of Mat-

tapoisett, finished the ten-game divisional schedule undefeated. The Shamr·ocks led Division II from start to. finish and were never really challenged for the crown. On the other hand, the Regionals who won the Division IV title, were involved in three or four nip and tuck affairs. Dartmouth ran away from the pack in the Division III race, but not until the fina'} week 'of the campaign. In Division I Bishop Stang High of Dartmouth edged Taunton by a game. However, the Spartans were quickly eliminated from post-season tournament competition while the second place Tigers won the eastern Massachusetts championship and finished second in the State. Six of the clubs in the Conference qualified for the State tourney by winning at least 60 per cent of their games.

Conference Seeks to Resolve Injustices On the loss side of the ledger, each team won at least, one divisiona'l game. While it may' be little consolation for some schools, it has been many years since the same situation existed in the Bristol County, Narragansett and Capeway leagues. Holy Family High of New Bedford finished last in, Division I with a 1-9 mark. The Parochial school has the smallest boy enrollment of any school in the league. and, in retrospect, should have been placed in another bracket. However, in light of Holy Family's enviable post record it is understandable why it was placed in Division 1. New Bedford Vocational, with the same record as Holy Family, ended the campaign at the bottom of Division II. Like their city pwbably counterpart, Voke would have been more competitive in another bracket. However, in both Divisoion III and IV the final standings were

not determined until the last game of the season. A review of scores indicates that, at least, half the games played in these divisions were not decided unti'l late in the contest. It appears that by simply realigning a few schools within the Conference that most of the injustices of the first season will be resolved. The problem is to determine which teams should be moved up. The four division setup did, in fact, provide equitable competitive conditions for most of the Conference members and was generally successful. While it is not inconceivable that the same could be true in a three divisional arrangement, it would be a little more difficult to achieve. More schools will be moved upward to create new divisions. Given the fact injustices existed with four divisions it would appear that more would be present with only three divisions.

BASILICA TELECAST: Narrator Sir Ralph Richardson is dwarfed by the architecof S.t. Peter's Basilica in Rome in this scene from TV telecast, "Upon This Rock," whIch WIll be seen on NBC special on April 17. NC Photo. tur~


Suggests Conference of Fetal Experts. NEW HAVEN (NC)-An editorial in Columbia Magazine, the Knights of Colunibus publication, suggests that a "national conference of fetal experts" be held to establish that life begins at' the moment of conception. The suggestion was made as a means to overcome the U. S. Supreme Court's Jan. 22 abortion decision. The· ruling said states could not "restrict abortions during the first six months of pregnancy, ·and could regulate the operations in the last three months only to protect the mother's Hfe or health. It is at the beginning of the final trimester, the court said, that the fetus achieves viability. The editorial, appearing in the April issue of Columbia magazine, contested the court's opinions on when Hfe Begins. "The critical point of whether the developing child has human me was treated very casuaUy in the court decision," said the magazine. "It took note of evidence that human life begins at conception, but immediately added: 'We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins."

When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary is not in a position to speculatJe as to the answer." The magazine added: "However, the court not only specul,ated, 'but decreed the answer. It ruled in effect that no -Hfe is present in the growing fetus until -it reaches the seventh month. Either that or it made a mockery of the right to life provision of the American Declaration of Independence."

The magazine said a constitutional amendment declaring that the unborn have basic rights from conception was one way to reverse the high court ruling. "A second approach to reversing the court decision would be to call a national conference of fetal experts to speH out the medical doctrine that human life indeed exists from the moment of conception," the editorial said. "In the face of such new evidence the high court might agree to reconsider -its opinion and to arrive at a more logical ruling."

WH IT·E'S Family


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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Foil River-Thurs., Apr. 5, 1973

'. Papal Instruction on Com'munion , Continued from Page Six .nence from food and alcoholic or for the conferral of a 'canon- drink is reduced to approximately one quarter of an hour, for the ical mission'; following: "-at the following Masses of "-the sick in hospitals or in the Dead: the funeral Mass, the Mass celebrated after notifica- their. own homes, even if they tion of death, the Mass on the are not confined to bed; "-the faithful advanced in day of final burial and the Mass age who must remain at home on the first anniversary. ."-at the principal Mass cele- because'of age or who are living' brated at the cathedral or in the in a home for the aged; "-sick priests, ~ven if not parish on the fea搂.t of Corpus Christi arid on the day. of a pa- confined to ,bed, and elderly rochial visitation; at the Mass priests, who wish to celebrate celebrated by the major superior Mass or receive Holy Commuof a religious community on the nion; , occasion of a canonical visitation, "-persons looking after the of special meetings or chapters; sick and the aged as well as "-at the principal Mass of a those relatives of the sick and Eucharistic or Marian Congress, aged wishing to receive Holy whether international or na- Communion with them, whenever they are unable to observe tional, regional or diocesan; "-at the principal Mass of the fast of one hour without any 路congress, sacred. pilgrimage inconvenience." or preaching mission for the peoReal Piety ple; The Instruction also cautions the administration of Viaticum,' in which Commu!lion that adequate steps be taken to can also be given to the relatives ensure real piety in the administration of Holy Communion in and friends of the patient; "-also Local Ordinaries may, the hand as is done in some 15 countries throughout the world. besides those cases mentioned "Let the greatest diligence and above, grant permission "ad . care be taken particularly with actum" to receive Holy Commu.regard to fragments which pernion twice in the same day, as often as they shall judge it truly haps break off the hosts. This justified by reason of genuinely applies to the minister and to special circumstances, according the recipient whenever the to the norm of this Instruction." Sacred Host is placed in the hand of the communicant." In speaking of sacramental Mitigated Fast piety, the document terminated: In danger of death, anyone "A suitable instruction and may receive Viaticum -without catechesis of Catholic doctrine is any fast. Remaining in force is necessary concerning both the the concession already granted real and permanet:\t presence of by Pope Pius XII whereby ~'the' Christ under the Euchar:istic spesick, even if not confined to bed, cies and reverence du~ to this can take non-alcoholic drink~ Sacrament. . and medicines in either liquid or "It is necessary to instruct the solid form before the celebration faithful that Jesus Chrst .is the' of Mass and the reception of the Lord and Saviour and that the Eucharist without any restriction same worship and adoration of time." . given to God is owed to him "In order to appreciate the present under the sacramental dignity of the Sacrament," the signs. latest Instruction of Pope Paul "Let the faithful be counselled states, "and to prepare with joy therefore not -to omit a sincere for the coming of the Lord, a and fitting thanksgiving after time of silence and recollection the Eucharistic banquet,. such as before the reception of Holy may accord with each one's parCommunion is opportune. ticular ,ability, state and duties. "So that participation in this "In the case of the sick, however, it will be a sufficient sign heavenly table may be altogether of piety and reverence if, for a worthy and profitable, the value brief period of time, they turn and effects deriving from it for their minds to the greatness of both the individual and the com-路 the mystery, The period of time munity must be pointed out to of the Eucharistic Fast or absti- the faithful in such a way that their familiar attitude reveals reverence, fosters that intimate Power ,love for the Father of the houseMen tinged with sovereignty hold who gives us 'our daily can easily feel that the king can bread' and leads to a living relado no wrong. tionship with Christ of whose . -Douglas flesh and blood we partake."


VISIT COVERS DUAL PURPOSE: Bishop Cronin commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Douglas White Assembly of the Fourth Degree of the Knights' of Columbus by being principal celebrant and homilist at a concelebrated Mass offered at St. Theresa's Church, So. Attleboro and then greeted the parishioners after Mass. Top: Bishop Cronin and Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Chabot, pastor of the host parish are photographed with the K of C. Fourth Degree Knights prior to the serving of the Communion Breakfast. Middle: The Ordinary .of the Diocese greets the young of the parish. Bottom: Adults are elated as they meet the Bishop.

..GENERAL CONTRACTORS and, ENGINEERS' JAMES H. COLLINS, C.E., Pres. Registered Civil and Structural Engineer Member National Society Professional Engineer~








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