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Area Serrans Convene April 22 Clubs of Two Dioceses to Hear Dr. Wright


Dr. Vincent P. Wright of Stonehill College in North Easton will be the principal 'speaker at the Spring conference of District 40 of Serra' International which will be held in Westport on Wednesday night, April 22. The administrative assistant to the President of Stonehill Col-' lege will discuss "External Changes in the Ch~rch."


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Vocations Folk Mass Planned By Serrans The Serra Club of Greater New Bedford will sponsor a Folk Mass for Vocations at 7:30 on Saturday evening, April 11 in Bishop Stang High School Auditorium, North Dartmouth. The service is open to all Catholics wishing to share with the Serrans in the evening of prayer for Vocations. Rev. John J.. Smith, Diocesan Director of Vocations and assistant at St. James Church, New Bedford, will celebrate the Mass. The homily will be de'livered by Rev. Mr. Joseph D. Maguire, a deacon serving at St.James Parish, New Bedford. . The musical program will be provided by the nine novices of the B!essed Sacrament Novitate, Barre.

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74th Year The Anchor begins the 14th year of publication with the current issue. This diocesan newspaper, which has steadily grown in circulation, commenced on April 11, 1957. We are pleased with the impact T~e Anchor has made on the Southeastern Massachusetts community as well as the service it has rendered to the well being of the church and the progress in ecumenism.

Edward J. Harrington is president of the Fall River Serrans who will host the members of six other clubs in the Providence and Fall River Dioceses.


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The conference, which will be .• ;, held at White's Restaurant, will ," .' ' , . open with a training program . at 5, followed by a one-hour social at 6 and then the dinner 'meeting at 7. The clubs which comprise District 40 are: Providence Diocese: Newport, Providence and Kent County. Fall River Diocese: New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton imd Fall River. The Most Rev. James L. Connolly, Bishop of Fall River, will be the district conference guest. __A Presidents of the three other diocesan clubs are: EDWARD J. HARRINGTON Turn to Page Eighteen Fall Rlyer President

Appeal Kick-Off Meeting Tuesday Over 900 members of the clergy, religious and laity of the Roman .Catholic Diocese of Fall River will be present at the opening meeting scheduled for 8 o'clock Tuesday night, April 14, in the auditorium of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River, to kick off the. campaign for the annual Catholic Charities Appeal. This .year's appeal is the 28th annual call for giving to the 31 agencies of the Appeal.

The Special Gift phase of the appeal will be conducted' from April 20 to May' 2. The parish house-to-house . campaign is set for May 3 to May 13. Mr. Joseph C. Murray of North Dighton, 1970 Lay Chairman of theappeal, will direct his talk to the large number of laymen and laywomen present at the session. Mr. Murray said: "We must appeal to the laity of the diocese and to the non-Catholic supporters of the appeal. The heart and the succe~s of the app~al are in

the parish and with the laity." Most Reverend Bishop James J. Gerrard, Auxiliary to the Bishop of Fall River, is episcopal chairman of this year's appeal. Bishop Gerrard said: "The appeal is in honor of Bishop Connolly. He is observing his 25th anniversary as a Bishop. The entire 25 silver jubilee years were spent in the diocese. "Because .he cares for the poor, the needy, the elderly, the sick, ,he underprivileged and the youth, he has established and

Plan Scouting Awards Program Joseph F. Murphy, diocesan chairman of youth activities, announces that the 11 th annual awards program for the Catholic Committee on Scouting and Marian Committee of the Diocese of Fall River will be held' at 7:30 Thursday night, April 30, in St. Jacques Church, Taunton. Bishop James L. Connolly will concelebrate Mass with the

youth chaplains and then will present the St. George, St. Anne, Pelican, and Our Lady of Good Counsel medals to leaders of Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Camp Fire Girl programs. A buffet will follow. in the school hall. Tickets for the buffet are available from the. following committee members: DIOCESA.N-Rev. Walter A. Sullivan, Joseph F. Murphy, Walter P. wiicox. '

Canon· Law. Scholars Score First Draft of New Code NEW YORK (NC)"-High ranking canon lawyers and scholars have warned here that a secret draft document outlining a new general constitutional law for the Catholic Church is monarchical, rigid and likely to dash renewalist hopes raised by the Vatican Council. The 1,350 with a "sub secreto" - secrecy label. He said no arrangements member Canon Law Society for making it public have been is "urgently concerned" with decided on. developing a theoretical basis for reform of canon law "which 'will 'mean the' institutional reform. of the Church," said Father William Bassett: chairman of research and development for the Canon Law Society of America. The Catholic University' law professor also said that, despite requests, the society has been denied a major role in the present reform being undertaken in sec'recy by the five-year-old papal commission, chaired by Pericle Cardinal Felici. A staff member of the canon law commission said copies of the fundamental law draft have been sent to the world's bishops,

The document - a 123-page booklet of' 94 proposed canons which would make up the "Lex Ecclesiae Fundamentalis" (Fundamental Law of the ,Church) could bring about a crisis "that would make the birth control crisis look like a Good Humor Man," said'Father Bassett. Father Hans,Kung comment~d: "We have a Clear knowledge of this top secret document. It is clearly conceived in an absolutist spirit; it has been sent to very few persons; but it could be fundamental law for 500 million Catholics. We must discuss this." The draft was compiled by a Turn to Page Seventeen

FALL RIVER-Rev. Arthur T. de Mello, Mrs. William F. Patten, Mrs. Harold E. Ward; Rev. John F. Andrews, Atty. Harold K. Hudner,. TAUNTON-Rev. Barry W. Wall, Francis L. Frazier; Mrs. Theodore J. Aleixo, Rev. Martin L. Buote, Mrs. Joseph F. Murphy. CAPE COD-Rev. Bernard R. Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E.. Wills.. NEW BEI?FORD-Rev.Roger J. Levesque, Rudolphe A. Blanchard~ Rev. William F. O'Connell, Mrs. Lawrence A. Harney. The awards are presented to persons wha have made significant contributions to the life of the Church through their service to youth in Scouting and Camp. Fire Girl programs.

Asserts Dialogue Most Important To Ease Tension CHICAGO (NC)-"Priests must be neither foot-draggers nor gun-stingers in their relations with bishops," Fr. Frank Bonnike, newly elected president of the National Federation of Priests Councils declared here. Pastor of St. Mary's Church i!l DeKalb, Ill., Father Bonnike said "priests must do their homework, appreciate the pressures which bishops face today, and do everything to keep open channels of cOlllmunication." Turn to Page Six

expanded 31· agencies for chari·' table and social .service works. Because we care to help him in these works, we are dedicating the appeal to lBishop Connoily. Our tribute to him would be our enthusiastic response to the appeal. That is the only personal testimonial he wants." Bishop Gerrard will highlight the session with a summation of the work rendered by Bishop Connolly during these 25 silver jubilee years. The techniques and mechanics of ~he appeal will be given by ~ev. Msgr. AnthonyM. Gomes, diocesan director of the appeal. The children of Nazareth Hall School, Fall River, will perform with a skit honoring Bishop Connolly. Band selections before, during and after the meeting will be rendered by Bishop Stang High School Band, North Dartmouth. Bishop Connolly will address the session of clergy and laity. He will speak of the present and the future work to be done in the diocese in the field of charitable and social service ministrations. A coffee hour will be held for the eight representatives . from- each of the 114 parishes. A tour of the high school for those who have nQt viewed the edifice will . be conducted by the students of Connolly High. Ample parking space is available at the school. '111"III""""",""'I""""'I",n",,'II[III'''''1"',II""I"I,mtllUIII"""I'I'III,I'II')'"ll'"""


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'Christian Opinion. Shows, I~creas~d Understanding of Israel's I'leeds WASHINGTON (NC)-Roman Catholic and Protestant opinion, as .reflected in major periodicals published in this' coun'try, re-' centIy has shown increasing understanding of Israel's security needs and support of Israel's sovereignty, a study by the, American Jewish Committee disclosed.. Details of the study of the American Christian press, were reported here at a meeting of the committee's policy-making board of governors. 'Rabbi Marc' H. Tanenbaum, national interreligious affairs director, in an, interview with the -New York Times, said that much liberal· Protestant opinion had ,shifted from a previously "critical position toward Israel to a more sympathetic and evenhanded understanding." The committee's report quotes 'Father John 'Sheerin, editor of the Paulist magazine, The Catholic World, as saying that Israel's "existence is every bit as valid as that of numerous other states whose legality is never questioned." ' The study quoted the ,Rev. Alan Geyer, Protestant editor of The Christian Century, a national ecumenical journal, as saying that "the human rights of Israelis and the sovereign rights of Israel are powerful and legitimate claims upon a religiously grounded sense of justice." Spiritual Meaning The study quotes, as another ~ample of the shift of Christian editorial thinking, a joint editorial that appeared in the March, 1970 issues of the United Church Herald, official journal of the United Church ,of Christ, and The Lamp, publication of the Roman' Catholic order of the Graymoor Fathers. The editorial signed by the Rev. Martin Bailey, the Protestant editor, and Father Charles Angell, the Catholic editor, deplored, "glaring anti-Jewish statements from otherwise re-

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spected Christian leaders" that they encountered on a recent fact-finding tour in the Middle East. Rabbi Tanenbaum said: "This editorial trend is linked with a new growth in recent months in' 'intellectual understanding on the part of Christian scholars :and leaders that Israel increasingly has deep spiritual and theological' meaning for Christianity :as it has' for Judaism.';

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In New 'Jersey i Bishop Walter W. Curtis of, the was princ'ipal 'Bridgeport Diocese ,• I celebrant of a concelebrated Mass of Requiem offered on Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield, N. J., for the repose of the soul of Rev. Paul V. ColIis,,47 yeat:s of age, who died on March 30. The son of the late William P. and Elizabeth Shea Collis, I he was ordained in 1948 and ser'ved as associate director of the Family Life 'Apostolate in the 'Newark Archdiocese. In 1967, Father Collis estab- _ Iished the Family Life Bureau in Anchorage, Alaska. His parents were natives I of Fall River and among his survivorsis Rev. Msgr. Patrick A. Collis of Philadelphia.

Let us pray: As we lay our gifts upon the altar, symbolic of Christ and ourselves, let us pray for the following intentions. - , ' (Response: Lord, hear o~r pr~yer)


That God will bless, comfort, and sustain our Holy Father, Paul, our Bishop, James and all our bishops, in their guidance of the people of God, let us pray to the Lord Lord, hear our p~ayer

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APRIL 18 Rev. Hugh B. Harrold, 1935, Pastor, St. Mary, Mansfield. Rt. Rev. John F. McKeon, P.R.', 1956, Pastor, St. Lawrence, New Bedford. APRIL 20 Rev. 'Edw.ard, F. 'Coyle, S:S., 1954, St., Mary, Seminary, Paca Street; Md. .


Mass Ordo FRIDAY-We·ekday. Mass . (Choice of· Celebrant). . ,' 'SATURDAY~St. Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church; , Memorial. White. Mass Prop¢r; 'Glory; Preface of Easte'r:' ' '

'APRIL 22 Rev. James L. Smith, '1910, . SUNDAY-Secohd ~unday,After Easter: ,White. Mass Proper; Pastor, Sacred Heart, Taunton. Glory; Cree'd;,Prefaceof Easter: Rev. Thomas F., Fitzgerald, , 1954, Pastor, St. Mary, Nan- MONDAY-Wee k d a'y. Mass tucket.: . (Choice of Celebrant) TUESDAY - St. Justin, Martyr. Memorial. Red. WEDNESDAY-Weekday. Mass Day of Prayer (Choice of Celebrant) ,, , Apr. 12-Our Lady of the ImTHURSDAY - Weekday. Mas s maculate Conception, (Choice of Celebrant) Fall River. St.Boniface, New Bed• I ford. "

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The Senate of Priests ,will meet on Friday, April 10, at 1:30 P.M. in the Catholic Memorial Home in Fail River.

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That God will bless all priests, especially those in our own parish, who are so generous in their service of souls, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer' , That God will instill in the hearts of youth a joyful willingness to spend themselves in bringing Christ to the world, let us pray to the Lord \ Lord, hear our prayer That God will call forth from homes in our parish the future shepherds of our souls, let us pray to the Lord Lord, hear our prayer That God will increase the number of dedicated religious in the guidance' of youth and {the alleviation of suffering, , 'Jet us pray to the Lord Lord, hear our prayer That all the yOl,lth of our parish will bear witness to Christ by their willingness to live as real Christians in' our world, let us pray to the Lord Lord,hear our prayer That God will give to our faithful de·parted the reward promised to His faithfl;ll servants, let us' pray to the Lord Lord, hear our prayer

o lieavenly Father, stir up Within us the consciousness' that you are ever in our midst. Let us be mindful that you . walk and speak to our world through each one of us. May we fulfill your' comma.nd that we be a light in our ,world. This witness' of reflecting you in our daily lives, we ask through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen'

DENVER (NC)-A Jesuit theologian 'said here no apology is necessary to secular humanists from Christianity because in the Catholic tradition, it cont,inuously has cared about man. Father William J. Sullivan, S.J., told the second Mile Hi Re~ Iigious Education Congress here, Christianity has been criticized in two particular areas-slavery and the role of women. He added no apology is necessary in' these areas either. The acting chairman of Marquette University's theology de-. pllrtment, said: "Secular humanism is dominate in universities today, and that includes Catholic universities too." Secular humanism is critical of Christianity and includes a focus on man himself, but the test of any philosophy, ideology or religion, according to secular humanists, is its ultimate concern for the well being of man, Father Sullivan said. Youth continuously asks what difference . Christianity makes concerning the well being of man, he added. Relational Concept Father Sullivan said within Christian revelation, there is a strong anthropological bias with a message for man. The Gospel is not about God, it· is about man in relation to God, he said. The Gospel is man-oriented because of the relational concept of the Father throughout the New Testament; the Incarnation with man as a model for God's rresence on earth, the worllJ was created for man, he declared. "No o'ther religion or philosophy gives the individual tlie significance that Christianity gives him. A tremendous importance was placed on individual human being because Christ died for individuals. Even the resurrection, the most exalted situation, is in relation to man," he said. 'Father Sullivan said the . Church actually is the force which destroyed slavery, and the Church is responsible for the improved role of women. Both came about because of Christianity's emphasis on the individual value of each person, he declared.

Oblates to Meet The Oblates of St. Benedict will hold II chapter meeting at Portsmouth Abbey, Saturday, April I i. The meeting will begin with Mass at 4, dinner at 6, followed by a Social Hour. Please contact the Abbey or phone 675-7804.

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NEW YORK (NC) - Catholic Relief Services here sent 100 tons ot' used clothing to Istanbul, Turkey to aid victims of the Gediz area earthquake. Bishop Edward E. Swanstrom, executive director of the American Catholic overseas aid agency, said the clothing, valued at $350,000, is part of the reserve stocks from . the annual Thanksgiving Cloth· ing Collection.


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Rooted in the mission pf the Church we are aware of our responsibility to the preaching of the Word and the witness of life. "May they everywHere convey the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His mysteries" (Reg!. 27), In accord with apostolic priorities and, the appeals of the Church in the world, being united with her in her pastoral endeavor, we desire to be servants of charity and with a courageous prudence to place ourselves at the disposal of all, especially the very poor, those who suffer the greatest want.

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE PRESENTATION STAFFING -St. Anne's Hospital and School of Nursing -Marian Manor -Madonna Manor -Rosary House of Studies, Washinglon, D.C. -Santa Rita College, Bayamon,' Puerto Rico -Migrant Social Work in Texas (Raymondville)

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Polish Prelates Se·ek F'ree Press

CLEVELAND (NC)-Father Donald E. Heintschel, new president of the National Association of Vicars for Religious, believes American nuns are a generation ahead of the' rest of the Church in renewal. Father Heintschel said if adaptation means changing exter- ' nals of life and renewal general added. The Sister trained in education has more to offer means changing interior life, than just teaching the young. It then priests have not ye.t is a waste of talent, she opined,

begun the updating called for by the Second Vatican Council. "In Vatican II the men of the Church decided there was to be an aggiornamento. In America, at least, it is the women of the Church who are most bent on bringing - and sometimes dragging-the rest of the people of God into the contemporary world," the Toledo diocesan priest asserted, adding: U. S. Sisters now are showing a primary concern for prayer-a "mark of interior change." Father Heintschel. questions whether priests have begun examining the externals of their lives and adapting to the n~odern world. "Perhaps the pattern set at Vatican II is right. Men should think out the idea and let Religious women carry them out. The Religious have been the safeguards of the faith for centuries. And, they will continue being that for many years to come," he told clergy conference here in Ohio at which nuns, for the first time, were among the speakers. Much to Contribute Sister Mary Brigid Griffin, superior general, Sisters of St. Joseph of Cleveland, said a nun's life-style formerly was ordered on the idea that the world stopped at 10 nightly. Now, she added, Sisters are beginning to find out the worJd is just coming to life then. To relate to the world, Sisters have to change their rule in order to be "where the people are when they need us," S'ister Brigid declared. The nun has much to contribute to the adult world and, therefore, . needs more relationship with adults, she stressed. Sister Brigid noted that in evaluating the purpose of the Sisterhood in the light of the Gospels and the needs of the contemporary world, not only must rules be changed but also nuns' religious garb. The habit, she said, must not set a nun apart from the world so she gives the impression of being either a "super-saint" or an inferior person. Waste of Talent "The modern Sister," she added, "wants to be recognized. and valued as a person, as a woman. The habit and the rule had all but destroyed her individuality." She observed the concept of sanctity formerly was conformity to the rule-nothing more and nothing less, because the rule was the will of God. The apostolate of the community, its life-work should also be guided by the needs of the contemporary world, .the superior

Plan College Credit Classes for Police NEW ORLEANS (NC)-Loyola University soon will begin teaching college credit classes to New Orleans police recruits. Father Homer Jolley, University president, said the first class will be a one-credit course in hasic English. Later, classes in sociology and psychology will be offered. The classes are part of a joint university-city effort to upgrade the education level of city police I officers.

to confine Sisters with masters and doctors degrees to 'teaching grade school students when they could be working effectively with adults. Male Ego Threat Sister Brigid !laid nuns would be given more meaningful assignments in a parish, if pastors would evaluate them as adult individuals. The Ohio Sister was joined by a panel of seven other nuns who gave an eye-view of renewal through a question-and·answer format, with priests asking the questions. Tensions in the parish between priests and Sisters is "not pitting priest against Sister." It is "man against woman," the panelists maintained. Seminarians (and priests) need to be taught the psychology of sex if the relationship between priests and Sisters is to be improved, it was emphasized. The Sisters agreed the feminist movement may be "a real threat to the male ego" but Sisters feel no real need to become involved in it. Pastor Problems Pastors came in for panel criticism. Pastors, the Sisters said, have "a tendency to treat us as little children or as puppets to do their work. They will not' listen to us when we have much to contribute to the parish life." Sisters. find no difficulty-in adapting to 'modern Iife-workwith their motherhouse. They have no trouble getting' along with assistant pastors, the panelists agreed. "It is the pastor who' is our problem. Pastors do not seem to dialog with us any more willingly than they do with their assistants. Frequently just one person, the pastor, blocks any progress in renewal," the panelists maintained.

C,harge Bias in Use Of Federal Funds NEW YORK (NC)-Representatives of four major religious bodies have charged the city of New York with discrimination against non-public schools in its administration of Federal funds. Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestant and Jewish leaders said that although religious schools teach some 14 per cent of the city's school children, they were getting only four per cent of Federal funds supplied under Title I of 1965's Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Members of the group threatened to seek a court injunction to stop all aid distribution under the Title I provision. Msgr. Eugene J. Molloy, chairman of the Committee of Non-Public School Officials of the City of New York and education secretary of the Brooklyn diocese, said: "For five years we have refused to take such action be-' cause of our moral concern for the grave needs of children in the public schools of the city of New York. However, the cumulative injustice to eligible children in non-public schools, the vast majority of whom are black and Puerto Rican, compels us reluctantly to adopt this position."


HEADS MISSIONERS: Provincials of the Divine Word Fathers have been re-elected to their current posts. Father John Walter Bowman, S.V.D., left, will serve another three year term as provincial superior of the Divine Word Missionaries Southern Province in the United States. At right is Father Donald J. Ehr, S. V.D., 41, a native of Jesup, Iowa, re·elected provincial for the Eastern province. His headquarters are in Washington, D. C. He was first appointed to this. post in March of 1968. NC Photo.

Survey Sermons Poll Shows California Ministers Avoid Controversial Issues . DEL MAR (NC~A poll disclosed "the vast majority" among 1,580 clergymen of nine Protestant denominations in California have made no 'statement on such issues as the Vietnam War, the grape pickers boycott and the racial crisis. Dr. Rodney Stark of the University of California at Berkeley, who headed the survey, commented: "When we analyzed the results, we began to see why Christian congregations have been so unshaken by years of sermonizing. It turns out that whether or not people Hsten, there is not much to hear. Most sermons rarely toucn on controversial m'oral and ethical issues." The survey showed: "Only 22 per cent of' the clergymen surveyed delivered sermons on the grape workers strike, for or against." "A third of the ministers never mentioned the war in Vietnam frort their pulpits, one way or the other, even in passing." "The majority of the clergy had not devoted a single sermon on racial problems from the late spring of 1967 to the spring of 1968.,; (It was noted that during this period. racial violence and burnings broke out in a number of cities, the Kerner report on civil disorders was issued, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was slain, triggering another series of riots.) Dr. Stark was assisted in the survey by Dr. Bruce Foster, Berkeley sociologist, and Dr. 'Charles

Y. Glock, chairman of the university. sociology department. Their findings will be published in the April issue of Psychology Today magazine, 'which sponsored the survey and described it as "the largest ever undertaken to examine the political beliefs of any body of clergymen." '

BONN (NC)-Freedom of information will be a top item for discussion at coming sessions of the Polish Bishops' Conference. Cardinal Stef~n Wyszynski of Warsaw told a meeting of Warsaw priests. According to reports received here, the cardinal commented that although Poland has some publications that are called Catholic, "we do not, in fact, .have a Catholic press." He said the publications permitted .to operate must present their material "from dictation" or according to "recipes worked out for individual publishing concerns and imposed on them as . conditions for continued publication. The cardinal cited the weekly Siowo Powszechne, organ of the government-supported Pax Movement of Progressive Catholics. He said that that paper recently published a speech of Pope Paul VI, which, according to the cardinal, was a falsified version because the passages quoted were selected "in accordance with tl)e recipes." For this reason, he said, Catholics in Poland cannot obtain a true picture of the Pope's idea on various current subjects. .

Priest Arrested RAIPUR (NC)-..A· priest arrested here in India for not reporting the Baptism of converts has now been released on bail pending trial. Father Stanislaus Paul was detained under house arrest for two days for refusing to hand over to the police the baptismal records of his parish. ELECTRICAL Contractors

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Survey Shows Nu'mber of Blacks In Public Offic'e Increases

THE ANCHOR:-Diocese of Fall Ri"ver-Thurs., Aprir 9, 1970

New Forms of, Ministries: Church's Pastoral- -Mission (Substituting for Msgr. George Higgins this week as author of the following column is Father P. David Finks, director of communications of the Task Force on Urban Problems, United States Catholic Conference.)

There will be a grand fiesta in San Antonio, Texas, when Father Pat Flores of Houston, Texas,·will be ordaitted to the episcopate, on May 5. The Chicanos say that the appointment of this first Spanish-surnamed Bishop in the whole United States richly The point of the film is that deserves a fiesta. This Chi- there is npt a social, _action cano bishop is the first fruit agenda for the Church' that is of a new coalition within the optional and secondary to the Catholic Church in the United States. Mexican - American priests mainly ,in, the Southwest formed an organizatioJ;l' only a few months' ago. They named their association Padres (Priests Associated for Religious, Educative and Social Rights.) With the support of HispanlcAmerican lay people and, several' varieties of "Anglo~' clergy working in ..Mexican-American , parishes, they are already meeting with the National Conference of Catholic Bishops_ to -develop in coalition _a new style of Church mission among the 12 million Catholics of Hispanic-, Am~rican origin in the U. S. Planning for Action , These signs of life in the Southwest come simultaneously with other vernal stirrin~s in the U. S. Catholic Church. The National Federation of Priests ;Co'uncils met with 450 delegates in San Diego; the first national Conference on Pastoral Councils convened in D~yton, Ohio, and the bishops' conference has formed a special committee of c1er~ and lay people to study the feasibilitv of a National Pastoral' Council. ' Such developments arc a step ahead of bishops" clergy and laity monologuing at each other from safe distances. This serious planning for action is far better than endless, anguished discussions of identity develop,mont usually convened in convention hotels far from the maddening crowd. Nevertheless, my organizational"sixth sense" warns me to curb any premature, ecstatic reactions at this point. The reorganization of the U. S. Catholic Church is just beginning. All the ,struggle to this point has only succeeded in disorganizing ,the former structure so that a reorganization is possible. Increasingly the oilly alternatives to the gruelling work of organizing people around real human issues would seem to be bomb-throwing, verbal or chemical, or advancing ecclesial senility. The United States Catholic Conference Task Force on Urban Problems opened its recent presentation to the priests' councils federation in Sari Diego with a 20-minute film entitled "Pastoral Agenda for,the 70's." The human issues of today, "w,here real people are and where they hurt," were all laid out in multiple screen panorama: The internal problems and the marvelous possibilities were there: war and peace; environmental destruction; unbelievable poverty side by side with man strolling on the moon; Blacks and C\1icanos seeking their share of the action; Youth: restless, idealistic, caughf up in drugs or revolution; middle class working men and women, silent but angry, beginning to ask hard questions abo,ut their own human priorities. I

sa~ramental ministry. New'forms of ministries to people "where they are" is the pastoral mission of the Church: , ' Enabling Institutions This, mission ,is, intimately , , bound up with sacraments, ;Iit,urgy and Sunday collections. Otherwise, to paraphrase Saul " NEW YORK (NC) - J. Peter Alinsky, the Church appears! to ,Grace, international shipping people, and especially the young, firm president and'long active in as more interested in life after Catholic laity activities, has death than in the :possibilitie~ of _ been appointed national 'chairlife after b i r t h . ' man of the 30th annual National The U. S. Catholic Church is a- Bible We~k, Nov. 22 to,29. coilection of local churches. The Wallace, E. Johnson, board National Conference of Cathblic chairman of the Laymen's NaBishops, the U.S. Catholic Con- tional Bible Committee, interference, and a future National faith group of 'business and proPastoral Council will continue to fessional leaders which founded be enabling institutions. With the Bible Week, observance in functions of coordination and 1940, said Grace' is the second communication ,among the vari- Catholic ,layman to head the ob-' , ous, local churches. I ser,!,ance. This means that issues for the The late Frank M. Folsom, pastoral agenda must be, discov- Radio Corporation of America ered and acted upon at the 10,cal chairman, headed,the observance level. I in 1963, .::-... Gather ResourcesGrace is president of W. R. Pastors and people are' begin- Grace and Co. He was honored ning to work together to study by the University of Notre Dame the communit.ies in which they with its annual Laetare Medal in find themselves. The next step 1967 and was named Churchman is to plan and gather spiritual of the Year by Religious Heritage and physical resources to get the ,of America in 1968. job done. , Once a local issue is under-' stood the churches and other groups within an area can form the kind of coalition to treat not' only symptoms but' get at -the Greater Fall River families are .causes that produce the problem. invited tc? ,attend a day of recolParish _youth clubs and CYO 'Iection to be sponsored' Sunday, basketball leagues are not effec- April 19 at Round Hills Center tive ministries to young people fo,r Renweal. Soutl;1 Dartmouth, facing decisions about drugs, the by the parish council of- St. Jodraft, and decaying school sys- seph's Church, Fall River. tems. , Rev. John J. Tucker, S.J. will Adult' parish organizations ~re conduct the day, to start with not a wide enough base to help Mass at 10 o'clock and conclude working people upset by high at 4, with a dinner to be served taxes and insufficient govern- ·at midday. Offering will be $3 ment services.' ' I for adults, $1.50 for children, Police officers, postal workers, and Sisters of Mercy from St. firemen in their difficult occupa- Joseph's parish will offer' their tions expect something mqre services as babysitters for tots, than honorary, chaplains and together with seniors from Saannual Communion breakfasts. cred Hearts Academy. . Fade Away I If sufficient teenagers register Minority groups feeling the for the day a special program loneliness of long c.ampaigns are will be planned for them, note probably ready to enter into organizers. Reservations may be coalitions that will advance their made at St. Joseph's rectory, and programs for freedom -and : a will close ~unday, -April 12. larger share in the pie. Round Hills Center is located Vocations to the clergy and re~ on the old Colonel Green estate, . Iigious life will be recruited tooff Tucker Road, South Dartday as in the past from the mouth. example of men and women living full, rich lives as followers of Jesus in making' the Gospel live among real people. It is somewhat in style _today among some Catholics to talk bf imminent confrontations between Tile Dorotheans devote themselves to bishops and their priests and lay all activities concern:ng youth: Cate· people if the Church does not get chetical work; domestic duties, educa· itself together and move. . tion and mission work, in the United History, however, seems to reStates, ,urope, Africa, South Amer· cord that Churches, like other ica arteriosclerotic institutions, simWould you Iikp to serve God ,as a ply fade away. The Catholic Dorothean? Write or visit our NoVl' Church in Italy and France {(ept Hate House at ' all the trapp,ings but became in- \ creasingly the haunt of elderly VILLA FATIMA ladies and little children in first ~o County St. Taunton, Mass. Communion veils.

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WASHINGTON (NC) - More blacks hold public office in the United States today than ever before, according to a report issued by the Metropolitan Applie~ Research Center here and counting 1,469 blacks in elected public offices. ' The report shows that only three-tenths of one per cent of the nation's elected positions are filled by blacks.. despite the fact that Negroes make up more than 10 per cent of the nation's population. ,The survey, the only complete list of black officeholders compiled, states that blacks hold public office in 41 of the 50 states.' In each state where Negroes have been elected to some post, the population is at least one per cent Negro. , About 38 per cent of the elect, cd officials are small town and rural Southerners; Some 62 per' cent, mostly city dwellers, hold office in northern and western states. One Senator A ,iob-by-job breakdown shows 48 Negroes serving as mayors, 575 as city officials, 362 as school board members and 168 as state legislators. Most of the nation's 114 black ,iudges live outside the South, while the 99 - black marshals, constables and sheriffs ,live in the southern states. Black representation on the national level is limited to one U.S. s'enator and nine members of the House of Representatives. None is from a southern state. The pattern of black absence from legil?latures is continued on the state level, especially in the South. Three southern states with more than two million' blacks have no black members in the state legislature: Alabama, Arkansas and 'South Carolina.. Lack of Records In northern states, imd cities, the pattern is still evident~ Only in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the percentage of blacks on the city council significantly lar:ger than

the percentage of blacks in the population. Black women, the report indicates, comprie,s 8.5 per cent of all black officials. Shirley Chisholm of New York is the only black woman ever. elected to Congress, but 13 black women presently hold positions in state legislatures. ' Research Center personnel reo sponsible for the tally point out that the lack of records makes it hard to compare current figures on black officeholders with figures for past years. But the survey concludes that more blacks are in· elected offices in 1970 than ever b~tore.

Fr. Brown Joins' Register Staff DENVER (NC)-Father Francis F. Brown, former editor and staff member for' 20 years of the Steubenville (Ohio) Register, has joined the staff as associate editor of the .National Register here. He was' released from the Steubenville diocese with a letter of recommendation by Bishop John King Mussio of Steubenville. In recent years Father Brown has been in parish work and has been active in the civil rights movement. He was one of 20 priests who left the Columbus, Ohio, diocese in 1944\ to serve in the new former Steubenville diocese.




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THE ANCHORThurs., April 9, 1970

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ATLANTIC CITY (NC) - Catholic educators around the world have "all the characteristics of a truly essential apostolate," said Bishop Raymond J. Gallagher of Lafayette, Ind., chairman of the National Catholic Educational Association. Discussing the theme of the association's 67th an- future trends of Catholic educanual convention here- tions by being exposed to a wide of speakers and topics at "Catholic Education: the array the four-day convention.

Global Dimension" - the bishop described the "zest and enthusiasm of newer nations, the rich tradition of Europe, and the technical proficiency of American educators." He remarked "each of us enriches the other." He said Catholic educators should have a "sense of responsibility to improve education as a tool for developing nations. But he emphasized "this is also a check list for ourselves," since an effort must also be made to provide the best possible education for all U. S. citizens. "It's a humbling experience to tell others what to do when we have unfinished business in our own back yard," he said. Bishop Gallagher said a major purpose of this convention is "to maintain, and indeed improve, the morale of the 'troops' in Catholic education," Constant Liaison "I see no greater priority at this moment as far as·the Church is concerned," he said, "that to define very clearly the image of Catholic educators," and to define "in very realistic terms" the importance of C.atholic education "in the total teaching mission of the Church," Dishop Gallagher, association chairman since April, 1968, sees the organization as "a'. form for. .professional educators" through which ·they can contin.lIe th'eir professional devel.opment and structure their attitudes toward educational problems. He discussed the association's "partnership" with the U. S. Catholic Conference department of education which is a separate organization. "We feel that the two are supplementing one another very nicely," he said. "And there is a constant liaison between the two out. of which a single viewpoint is developing with reference to Catholic education." "The association sees a very fruitful and a very achieving future for Catholic education," the bishop said. "The whole thrust is toward tailoring the cloth of Catholic education to the pattern of the future." New DIrections ' Earlier, Father C. Albert Koob, O. Praem., association president, described some possible new directions for Catholic education to newsmen. Father Koob urged trying "something different," rather than merely duplicating public schools. In addition to the conventional type, he spoke of Catholic schools which would be "supplcJ.nentary" to public schools: He described "halfschools" which might teach only humanistic subjects such as social studies and religion, and the possibility of "sharing time" with public schools for humanistic studies. He said "a complete fusion of all Christian education" had taken place in India and it is "just possible" there will be "a federation of all nonpublic schools in the next few years" in the United States. Convention delegates have Itcpt abreast with present and


. Right to Read U. S. Commissioner of Education James E. Allen Jr., ad· dressed Catholic school superin. tendents and supervisors at 'a dinner meeting "Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic, Federal Style 1970." Allen cited the importance of the national Right to Read pro· gram which has as its goal that no child should. leave school "without the ability and the desire to read to the full extent of his capabilities" by the- end of the 1970s. A National Reading Center and a National Reading Council will be established toward this goal. "Your support i~ already being demonstrated in many ways," Allen told the Catholic educators. He described an Education Progress Center which will conduct a pilot Right to Read program for 550 minority children in northern . and southern California this Summer. The center will be staffed on a volunteer basis by nuns from surrounding areas with experi· ence in teaching reading to disadvantaged children.,


SPRINGFiELD (NC) - Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie recommended Illinois provide $29 million this year to assist the state's nonpublic school system, emphasizing the immediate urgency of the problem. d ••• In his message (April 1) to the Illinois General Assembly, the governor cautioned the lawmakers: "Failure to provide funds to these private and parochial schools this year may very well mean the total collapse of the private school system. Gov. Ogilvie underscored these points in his message: "Children in our nonpublic schools have a legitimate claim to assistance from the state." "Many other states already have recognized the necessity of this kind of aid." "The need is urgent." "It has been estimated that collapse of the private and parochial school system would increase the cost of education to Illinois taxpayers by $400 million a year." "Nonpublic schools offer an opportunity for' educational diversity and freedom of choice, values that are important to the entire educational system of the state." . "An investment of relatively small amount of public funds to supplement the resources of the non public schools would provide significant benefits."


JOURNALISM SEMINAR: Among the students from diocesan high schools participating in the Journalism Seminar conducted at Stang High, No. Dartmouth were:. Paula Rousseau, seated, Bishop Stang High; J. Michael Sullivan of Bishop Connolly High, Fall River; Joan .Basile of Bishcp Feehan High, Attleboro.

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Precisely the Point Bishop Remi DeRoo of Cistoria, British Colombia, has issued a report, one he has sent to the Holy Father, which contains an analysis of the ups and downs of CathoUcism in his diocese. He mentions how some people are suffering from' a .sense of anger, confusion and frustration and says, -"The real issue here is that the Church today encourages diversity in unity. There can be many valid points of view dn complex issues. In no way does this destroy unity in faith:' That is precisely the point.


On many issues there is and can be legitimate diversity. On other issues there must be unity. People just want to be assured of which is which. I They are not upset when it is explained to them that there are differing points of view on matters of style, techniques, customs and approaches within the Church. They accept this: . But they, are fearful that some day someone. w~ll come along and tell them there can be different· points of view on the Apostles Creed or -the Commandments. This is the heart of the matter. It would seem that whenever there is talk of change and diversity and differences, this must be prefaced by the assurance that some things cannot and do not and will not change, that there is a whole body of beliefs and morality that is stable, that is unchanging, that is the unity of fait~.




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Commenting on this statement, Rabbi Charles Weirt· berg of Malden has said that "the art of listening must be restored. It is' the powe~ of reason and the root of all understanding." A rather serious problem truly is being overshadowed ' W . b th t h tt 'b t' these days by more sensational confrontations with drugs, Rabb1 em erg says a per aps we are a n u 109 d "1 d' d E t b these too much sincerity to the rebellious movements and quotes war ap. .CIVI Iscor. v~ryone see~s o. e on the novelist Earl Rovit: "People yearn for the ultimate _ bandwagons and, to a certam degree, nghtly so. However, upheaval because they believe that it will restore innocence we. shoul9. ~ot fc;>rge~ ot~er ling, has been a tre!Jlendous negand purity to the world:' Yet it may be' destrilction that .equall~ senous-. sOCial Ills _. ative force in community life. really attracts them. Their basic' attitude is not that they that we· are f~cmg ~s ~he Positive and fundamental. attiof a rapidly. chmbmg tudes of marriage life must be result want. to break in order to let . uncontrollable . windows '. . . the fresh air in , the: and divorce rate. realized on a national scale if the fact IS they are hopelessly 10 love with the sound of break" We read a growing list of civil tide is to turn. ing glass." I di~orces each night in the local' Afternoon TV 'soap opera vio-

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Each day '."elfare And a proof of thiS IS that they protest, they cry· out, agencies face the mount~ng social . they condemn, they smash, they tear down. But they wil~ ~ffects of divorce. Each. day' pa~not listen Ishes are confronted wI~h 'multI. . personal problems resultmg from_ . The Rabbi sa~s that is needed is patience anq matrimonial separations. The effects of the growing respect and love that says-listen.. "Without it we shall divorce rate have nurture~ many have chaos, arrogance arid anarchy; with it we' ~hall have of olir present social ills.' The emotional cOJ;lflict of di- . constructive, dynamic and responsible answers to our coni vorce 'not :only has traumatic ef- . I temporary problems.~' fects in the .lives 'of the'invoived l..' 'couples, but, even 'more so; in - - -.....- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - _ . . . . . ; the lives .of their children. I' .. ' The loss ofparental identiflcation, uVderstanding and' counsel-. .




lence makes a mockery of marriage and love. The motion picture trend that publicly acclaims wife swapping and infidelity must be disclaimed. Marriage is indicated, in many modern novels, as an outdated, old-fashioned, archaic system of social relationships. These attitudes only' encourage divorce situations that are socially destructive among insecure personalities.. . . We seem to have little desire to face thissoeialp~oblem in our search' for instant· heaven.

Urges Dialogue Continued from Page One The road to reduced tensions between bishops and priests is "dialogue,. dialogue, dialogue," he said. "We all have to rid ourselves of the stereotypes we have about one another," he added. , Father Bonnike, elected at the federation's recent convention in San Diego, Calif., discussed a wide range of issues facing today's priests during an interview at NFPC headquarters here. Senate President He listed these as democracy in the Church, the holiness of priests, co-respovsibility with bishops and laity; due process machinery, optional celibacy, involvement in the world, and the generation gap within the ranks of priests. Father Bonnicke, 47, a native of Elgin, Ill., has had a lively .career since his ordination in 1952. He has served as administrator and pastor of three parishes in the Rockford diocese as a school superintendent, and is currently a member of the diocesan urban task force. He helped found the Rockford priests senate in 1967 and served as its first president. A delegaate to the original federation constitutional convention in 1968, which created the nationwide grouping of such senates, .he has been a member of the federation's executive board and steering committee. He was general chairman of the organic zation's 1969 House of Delegates meeting in New Orleans, Shared Responsibility Citing the need for open lines of communication, Father Bonnike said: "The important thing is to create forums where everybody can· be heard" and 'in true faith toJ06k for the Holy Spirit wherever people are' working for' the reign of God." He added "It is important also that bishops establish a means of direct and early response to the . decisions and resolutions of their priests councils, even if this decision is to send the resolution "ack to committee for further study. In this way priests know that their bishops listen seriously and are concerned." Father Bonnike said shared responsibility should be implemented at all lEivels of the Church.

Think and Act The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must thik anew and act anew. -Lincoln,

serio~s marriage difficulties have suffered untold agony at the hands' of dillelante and dabbler. Many so-called "professional" counsellors, including members of the clergy, have led husbands and wives into a lifetime of emotional suffering by' their own idiosyncrasies and insecurities. We .must stop inflicting. guilt with pious platitudes! tape 'ath. We should begin to see divorce have been offered by 'the state er than human needs and as.a human tragedy and bring to or church to meet this new atWe 'should 'firstre-evalu~te these families humane and loving tack on matrimony. and re-order not only our think- help. The day for segregating the OFFICIAL NEWSPAPJER OF THE DIOCESE OF FAll RIVER I ': Few dioceses have priests who ing but also our technics if we divorced man and woman into a Published weekly by The Cath~lic'Press of the Diocese of Fall River have bee? professionally t~ained to face. ~his problem realis- wanton category must pass. '..: )Is".marn!lge counsellors. Cana tlcally and. smcerely. The day should now come 410 t:-tighland Avenue ': Con~erenci~S-- and· the ..Catholic The' divorce proble~ of _the when we can free. these people Fall Rive~'" 'M~~s';~02712 :.,;.. ' .' 675-7151 Faml!y Movement have been '70~ c~!1not be ~hallenged by fro!Jl the, .bondsof hate and re- , se.emmglr gEia~ed' to re,ach only a past cliches and' arch~ic struc- create; by ·ev~ry .means ·at our PUBLISHER' . limited ·group. Hardly any Cath-: tures.. , . . . disposal,a life of love in them.. Most Rev. Ja~,~s:\ ~~.?,~~.~~y:, ~;D:" p.~~'. " . " I ~ 'i,,' J\;. !>lic ;~~Ifare agencies h~ve de-. New d~velopmen~s .in social .tf lov.e is forever then, any, .: GENERAL MANAGER ASST: GENERAL MANAGER . partments that help the divorced . psychology and marriage coun- solution to ,this. problem. f),fdi. person in an in-depth manner' II" . .. . "b' . .' -..... d .' . Rev. Msgr. Daniel F.Sh~lIooi M.A.; ~" Rev;;: John.;.P;, Driscoll- ,'.. .',.> .. , ,~",~.;."., ,:~.-'. . se...'n,g mu~t e encou~age ,011 a voice· willl<ertainly .have an eter-,: . . ': .:,: . " .," .. '. '.' •." ,,:,,',' §;','.:;" !!.~ / ';i.; .,':.;,.1'::; State soclal,welfare dtY-lslOns, .>compe.tent and· profeSSIOnal Iev,el. nal..effecL, not ,tr~. r~alm . ~ .: i', :,;. :;;I·.~1~ql~@~EQITOR .'~: ;~ ,;;;;-;;~; h~;; .~~. J:~-§!1fortu~~t~IY"~r~t_;OYet-exte.nd~d: '!lp;'5~1?rltt)or th{iupa~., of. the Diyine, but ,esp~c;ially:.i.n . . t Hugh J. Golden, J.D. I . and over-worked, Many SOCial (te.ur! .. . . , '. tile daily life of our .communiti~s -"leary Press-Fall River '? " "·;··workers'find they serve the mad-' Too many people' involved' in: and homes'-" . . u..,"""'"'t=oo;>......=-_ _-.,,_...-,.......-;.....~ .~. ~~:- . .1l,o.$.~------'""'"" "'_'\'t.~.~~~~ .......... ...-....w.~"""'lf,..,....;.:.. ... ·~~.'" ..l".~

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SAIGON (NC)-"'I Bring Out the Beast in a Boy" is the title of an article announced on the cover of an "intimate" magazine on sale here. "The Sex Slasher and the Nude Divorcee" is the bait announced on another, displayed for sale in the same place. The place? It's the American PX (Post Exchange), the store operated by the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service here for American and allied military personnel and civilian government employes. Here are a few more samples, each from a different magazine, all offered for sale recently to PX customers in Vietnam: "Sadistic Slaying of the Butchered Blonde;" "Sex MarathonA Sexmad Doctor ¢ ¢ 0) an Orgy 0) 0) 0) a Failing Marriage;" "Latest Switch in the Sexual Revolution. Wild Girls of the New 'Open Love' Barracks." Then there's a glossy book, published in Tokyo, called Japanese Nudes, and the Amateur Photographer," with 43 pictures Iisteel in the table of contents.


THE ANCHORThurs., Apri~ 9, 1970

Sex-Obsessed Magazines Displayed For Sale in Vietnam PXes

Town Will Buy C,atholic School

The Post Exchanges are a U.S. government "instrumentality" that renders enormous" service to RANDOLPH (NC)-Voters in troops everywhere. It makes such an area school district here in near-necessities as toilet articles, Nebraska faced up to the high writing materials, supplementary cost involved in absorbing 300 eatables and reading matter students from a soon-to-c1ose available at reasonable prices. Catholic school into the public It goes further and sells camschool system. eras, film, radios, phonograph By a 686 to 179 majority the records, souvenirs and the like. voters in School District 45 apThe headquarters of the serproved a $695,000 school bond vice is in Dallas. The Vietnam issue. PXes operate under the Pacific The elementary and high Exchange Service in Honolulu, school of St. Frances parish here Office fin Saigon , will close in June. The bond The profit made by PXes 'is issue was proposed to use $390,not taxable and is devoted to 000 for purchase of the Catholic welfare purposes within the armparish school building and $305,ed forces, according to a spokesCHAPLAINS TO NURSES' GUILDS: Bishop Connolly has na'med 000 to build an addition to the man. The U.S. Navy normally runs its own ship's stores, but' Rev, William W. Norton, left, chaplain at St. Mary's Home, school. A 55 per cent vote was ashore in Vietnam the 'Army and New Bedford as chaplain of the New Bedford Nurses' Guild, necessary to approve the bond Air Force PXes also serve the and Rev. GeorgeE. Harrison, assistant at St. Mary's Church, issue. Neil Kluver, Randolph school Navy and Marine Corps. Taunton as chaplain of the Nurses' Guild of Taunton. superintendent, joined Father Nearly all the magazines sold Otto Beuher, pastor, and Father by the PXes in Vietnam are supRobert Eimers, school superinplied by a concessionnaire, the tendent at St. Frances, in supStar Distributing Company, afpo:rting the bond issue. filiated with the Morning Star, Father Buehler said the decian American-owned newspaper Maine' Regional High School Closing Forces sion to close the schools because published in Okinawa. (The exPupils Into Over-Crowded Public System of rising costs "was not easy." ceptions are the news weeklies, which have their own distribuBIDDEFORD (NC)-St. Louis principally by the three Catholic He lauded the voters for facing tion system from Tokyo.) , Regional High' School,. operated parishes here. The parishes have up to a "realistic and practical The Star Distributing' Com- for 40 years, with a present stu- claimed the school support has solution to the problem." pany has an office in New York, dent body of 552, will close in been an ,undue burden for the VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope which orders the various publi- June. Endless Seeker last year. The students generally Paul VI will make a one-day cations and has them shipped to No facts are to me sacred; will be absorbed by the already Bishop Peter L. Gerety of over-crowded public school sys- none are profane; I simply experflying trip April,24 to the Italian Vietnam. The company has an island of Sardinia, one of the office and warehouse in Saigon Portland, said the closing deci-' tem here. iment, an endless seeker, with poorest and most backward and representatives who report sion "has given me more sorrow" no past at my back.. -Emerson on deliveries and sales through- than any he has made since comareas of the country. ' ing to Maine in 1966. Staffing The Vatican announced that out-nthe country. and financing the school are the Long Way Down the Pope will visit Sardinia for HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE MEN, in your vothe sixth centenary of the feast According to one of its offi- chief reasons for the closing. ,cation plans consider the teaching Brotherhood. The Maine Ord'inary estimates a of the Statue of Our Lady of cials, it supplies magazines and Bonaria. The statue has been paperback books to about 200 deficit of $200,000 if the school For information wri~e: XAVERIAN BROTHERS venerated by Sardinians since it PXes in Vietnam. "We supply operates another year. c/o Bro~her 6u" C.F.X. was washed up on the island everything from the Bible down," The school is a consolidation 704 BRUSH HILL ROAD MILTON, MASS. 02186 near the fishing village of he said. Having seen some of of three high schools, supported .....•.. . Bonaria in 1370. the magazines,. one might add, Sardinia, famous for its ban- "a long way down." The publicadits, is 'U5 miles off the coast of tions are carried as' regular PX Italy. Pope Paul will be the first stock and are sold by PX perpope to visit the island volun- sonnel, who in the larger stores tarily. Two early popes, St. Hil- are usually Vietnamese girls. ary (461-468), and St. SymA Regional Exchange Council, machus (498-514), were born on comprising an Air Force brigathe island but never returned dier general and six colonels, after their elections. Pope St. three Army, three Air Force, is Pontianus died in exile on the responsible for overseein~ the island in 235. PX operation in Vietnam. Three Pope Paul has visited other members of the council form a parts of Italy, such as Florence Publications Review Committee. and Taranto, as well as a number There is no chaplain on this of other countries. His last flight committee or on the council. The PXes in Vietnam have a out of Rome was in July and virtual monopoly of the goods August to Kampala, Uganda. Our Lady of Bonaria was pro- they sell and of their customers. claimed ,patroness of Sardinia by They have more than 500,000 buyers who have' little choice Pope St. Pius X in 1908. Her fame was widespread in but to make their purchases at the Mediterranean and in 1536, the PX. Magazines displayed in Spanish explorer Pedro de Men- such a non-competitive market doza named the city of Buenos have an obvious sales advantage. Aires, the Spanish version of 'Worse at Home' Bonaria, in her honor. The more - than - half - million customers include a high proportion of young men. "'We have a Amendment Skirts younger type of customer in School Prayer Issue Vietnam than, say, in the PentaANNAPOLIS ~NC)-Maryland gon," a PX official commented. New, miracle oven These men are' far from their voters will vote In November on a proposed amendment to the families and from the environCleans itself automatically! state constitution which skirts ment of their homes and homeland. Many of them are frequentthe issue of prayers in public ly exposed to mortal danger. schools. ' EverKleen porcelain enamel re~ists grease and Approved. in the closing moIt is before such men and in food spatter and continually cleans itself whenments of, the legislature session such circumstances that the sexever the oven is in use. here, the proposed' amendment obsessed magazines are displayed for sale. to go on the November ballot asserts "nothing shall prohibit" One standard excuse offered references to God at public occa- is that "the newstands at home sions or in public places. are as bad and often worse," Maryland Atty. Gen. Francis which is true. These men, howB. Burch, a proponent of prayer ever, are not at )home. Morally. Reg. PFice $309.95 in public schools, cautioned legis- as well as physically they are lators that if the amendment is exposed to more hazards than No Charge for Delivery and Normal Installation intended as a device to allow they ever were' at home. Bible reading and prayer in pubAnd in this case the purveyor lic schools, it is null under federal, is not a street-corner peddler and Maryland court decisions.' profiting by loopholes in the law ComptJny Legislators . who backed' the to make a few dollars by any amendment said it makes no ref- means. Here the purveyor is the 155 NORTH MAIN STREET:"'" PHONE OS 5-7811 U.S. government. erence to prayer.

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By Marilyn'.Roderick It look~ as if everyone is going to have a -"'corking" good' time this Summer if the shoe styles already on the market are any indication of what we'll be wearing ion our feet come beach time. Wedgies are what we used! to call them-now they are ·In talking this situation calling them corkers. Many apiece, over with some other mothers of are sling-back, others have young children, ,m'any of us just a piece of canvas or . agreed that sneakers need ,to be

CHICAGO (NC)-A priest proposed occasional use of movies instead of homilies and a greater variety of .music during the new liturgy of the Mass. Father John Krenzke, O.P., of the Chicago archdiocesan liturgical commission, speaking at a meeting of Catholic women at Aquinas Institute in nearby River Forest, explained' the changes. and the theology behind them, in the new order of the Mass introduced in the archdiocese on Palm Sunday. "If you can't accept someth,ing said during the Mass, don't say the Creed," the Dominican said. "Much of the confusion in the .Church today is because priests have avoided ,preaching controversy in the Gospels. After all, Jesus was controversial." Speaking at a multi-media program sponsored by the archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Father Krenzke said he saw no objection in using filmstrips in place of homilies on certain occasions. "There's nothing wrong with this. It's instruction," he said. He criticized the monotonous "four song approach" used at most Masses and said there are 14 possible places for songs in the Mass." He also recommended parishes use a musical variety at Sunday Masses-"a qui~t Mass, an organ Mass, a guitar Mass." He s.aid a banner with the responses in full view of the co~gregation would eliminate frantic searching through missalettes during Mass.

vinyl across the instep, but all made much sturdier and that are set atop a cork sole. The even those costing $5.95 a pair do not last any. longer than their cork industry $2.98 counterpart.· .; should be in One mother did mention that for quite a reshe had found that sneakers sold vival! Platform by a mail order house that also shoes were big has retail stores in our area wore in the 40s but better than' even the higher the y haven't priced versions. In the suppleappeared 0 n ment to their catalog"ue that I the' fashion received in the mail today I did scene in any note that in their strongest qotgreat num~er ton duck sneakers they are offersince that time. Don't you remember Carmen Mi-. ing any two pair for $5. Budgetranda and Betty Grable dancing wise, this seems a good buy and down in Rio on high platform I think I'lL take advantage of it.' Of course I know my girls will . wedgies with wondrous fruit insist on a pair of sandals, along decorations? I haven't seen any fruit· deco- with the sneakers, and Melissa, . ORDINATION IN ":,0. FAIRHAVEN: Rev. Stanley Kolasa, rations on the corkers for sum" who is absolute death on .shoes, mer 1970 but I have seen lots·of should manage to get all of two SS.CC., left, of Lynbrook, N.Y., and Rev.. James R. Nickel, 55.CC. canvas and bright shiny vinyl in weeks out, Of hers before ~he of Hazel Crest, III. select their scriptural readings 'prior to their a gay array of colors, especially soles fall off, the straps break ordination by Bishop Connolly in St. 'Mary's Church, No. Fairthe patriotic ones of red, white and a general sandal break-do~n haven on last Friday evening. and blue. . . occurs-and then back to the good old sneakers. Low' Heels Out Fashion is even creeping into Shoes are going higher, both the children's' shoes and' with it in price and in stature, and the increasing prices. My olaer low heeled styles that Jackie daughter is still. quite huffy he-, Immunity Is Granted • wore in the White House ip the cause I wouldn't pay $14.95 for Unfrustrated Sister Conrad Teaches School, early' sixties are surely and a pair of Easter shoes that ~he' In Abortion Case swiftly on their way out. Serves A~ Nursing Homes' Dietitian felt she co'uldn't live without. . CHICAGO (NC)-Judges Otto I can't say that I regret their I'm afraid'l:in still quite oldpassing, for while they were aw- fashioned and' I believe that this DETROIT (NC)-In the~e in- and it's the most neglected area 15erner and Luther M. S'vvygert of the U. 'S. Court of Appeals fully comfortable (and a comfort- is a great deal of money to pay flationary high - cost - of - living of service I know." ing change from the spike-heeled, for a pair of shoes that will' be days, countless workers with a There are more than 400 elder- here in Illinois have granted immunity from prosecution to a pointed-toe killers of the fifties), in a couple of months. variety of skills are' holding Iy residents at' the four nursing doctor planning an abortion on there were very few styles that outgrown to. make ends homes she serves. One home is down two jobs I'm going to try to convince her meet. But a moonlighting did anything for anyone's legs. to wait another year nun- planning to open an addition to a girl who claimed she became or so before The flatness of the heel had a she ventures into this price range that's so.mething else again, espe- accommodate 200 more residents pregnant as the result of a rape. The judges 'issued a temporary cially since she doesn't keep a -and Sister Conrad is ready for tendency to make even shapely -at least until we both wear dime she makes from extra-cur- that job, too. restraining order prohibiting legs look awkward. the same size and I can Dorrow ricular activities. "There is much discussion state and county authorities from Higher heels, while taking a After Sister Mary Conrad about restlessness among Religi- prosecuting Dr. Charles Fields, bit of "know-how" to walk in, do her shoes! Kreusel puts in ':I full day teach- ous, frustrations and so on, but chairman, University of Chicago a lot more to make a pair of gams look glamorous. Of course, 'Bearings' Plans London ing home economics, and religion I feel I am really one of the medical school's obstetrics and at St. Philip Neri school here, unfrustrated," Sister Conrad gynecology department, who ironically, while the height of the Melbo.rne . Br.cmches . planned the operation. ' 'she takes on "job No.2 as a con- said.' heels are going to throw legs into . NEW YORK (NC) - Bearings sultant dietitian at four local "This is work I love to do, focus, designers and promoters for Re-Establishment, a non- nursing homes. and I'm doing it with my religiare out to hide them. Moonlighting is nothing new ous vocation. I work with paThe claim is that these clogs profit group devoted to easing that will appear on bea'ch and the transition of clergy and Reli- to Sister Conrad-she's been tients and administration at the homes and I know much 'of the streets come Summer are quite gious reentering secular life, an- doing it since 1966. She explained the motivation consultation is spilling over 'incomfortable due to the fact that nounced here that the group was the contoured, high soles have .opening new offices in London for her after-school -hours 'job: to the homes and lives of the "There are some 20 million sen- nursing home employees." inner arch supports, and that and in Melbourne, Australia. Plans call for opening of' a ior citizens in our country now, Sister Conrad has worked for they will give our legs much 24 years in nutrition and dietemore support than the flat san- Sydney office in the future. The tics in hospitals. organization presently has 'of- ,Ask Three-Way Unify dals. . She channels her salaries from If sandals are your thing. and fices in New York City; Buffalo; the four nursing homes to the you can't imagine a Summer Miami, Pittsburgh; Washington, Dialogue in Britain LONDO,N (NC) _ Three-way motherhouse of the Sisters of St. without a pair, then fret not for D. C.; Austin, Texas and Littlethey too will still be with us, ton, Colorado. unity talks among Catho.lics, An- Joseph of Nazareth to support a Bearings' spokesman said they glicans and Methodists in Eng- fund ".for aged and retired SisThis sandal type even appears 'in the dress shoes, but these have a expect to handle about. 1,000 . land were urged by 300 Anglican ters of her community. cases in 1970, most of them higher heel. In fact some. of the Catholic priests and seminarians. clergymen who form the Society sandal. styles even have the plat. of the Holy Cross. In an open letter to Cardinal form soles and much higher, Although services are provided thicker heels, again a throwback for all who request them, th:ey John Heenan of Westminster, the reported that ministers make ilp Anglican bishops and the presito the thirties and forties. Every Summer my children 20 per cent of· their clients, nib- dent of the Methodist Conferbis one per cent, ,brothers two run through two and sometimes' per cent, nuns 13 per cent and ence, the society cited the offithree pairs of s~eakers and per-' priests and Catholic seminarians cial discussions .·already taking The Dominican way of life is different; and it is a noble haps even a pair of sandals place between Anglicans and the remaind~r. ·1 Catholics. and ,between Methand demanding way of life. Think it over. It may be that Plan Joint Church Although not an official Cath- odists and Catholics. God wants you to be .a witness to Him in the olle organization, the group has The society suggested that. "a With Presbyter.ians . received the praise of New York's' Cardinal Terence Cooke. joint Anglican - Methodist - CathCONGREGATION OF TORONTO (NC)-Catholic and I olic commission should be formed ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA Presbyterian officials have anh composed of representative theonoun~ed plans here for construcC icken Supper logians, liturgists and historians, tion of a new church to be used '. A homemade chicken supper to explore the possibility of TEACHING AND CATECHETICAL WORK for worship by both groups. will ,be ~erved by members of unity in doctrine, government The church is part of a mas- . St.Catl\l~rine Fund Raising Com- and worship." . sive new apartment complex be- " . mittee from 5:30 to 7:30 SaturThe Society of the· Holy Cross for further information apply to ing built. in North York, Ontario. ~ay' night, April ,11· at the Do- 'said it has reservations' on doc. REV. MOTH~ GENERAL The cooperative building pr:oject mini~an Convent, 3'7 Park Street, trinal grounds about the pro37 PARK STREET .FALL RIVER, MASS..' 02721 . is the' first of its kind 'in the' , Fall River.' 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By Joseph and Marilyn Roderick We were saddened this week by the announcement that beginning July 1, no outside burning will be allowed in Massachusetts, with the exception of the barbecue pit. We can understand this in terms of t.he n~ed to keep our air clean but it, saddens us to think that no longer will, fits and snowy boots); and with tongue in cheek and every finger our senses be titillated by crossed I must concede it seems the smell of burning leaves to have come through with flying in the Fall. This may seem like " silly point to be concerned about, but it is just another one of those ever-increasing restrictions which narrow the pleasures of living. Enjoyment for most of us comes in small doses; the first crocus, walks on the beach, a walk in the woods, a find of black raspberries growing wild, a clear, starlit night; things we cannot plan but which surprise us by their existence and which give us special joy. Auto Real Problem All of this because of the automobile. I read an article recently in the New York Times which reported that a West Coast ecology group had bought a 1970 automobile and buried it unused' as a symbolic gesture against the automobile manufacturers. This is the heart of the matter. Burning ieaves in one's back yard adds very little to the pollution to the atmosphere in comparison to the amount of exhaust generated by only one automobile. It is here that we should begin to move. A truly concerned government would not be making symbolic gestures but would support stern legislation to limit the number of cars 'o'n the' hlghw~ys. As with most of these things, what causes us the greate~t concern is the lives we can expect for our children. If in fact, the atmosphere is so contaminated that we can no longer burn leaves 01: trash, then we must consider that there is not much hope that the next generation will enjoy the bounties of Nature that we have so promiscuously misused. In the Kitchen If anyone had told me I would be sitting at this typewriter on April first, writing about the second largest snowstorm to hit our area within two days, I would have replied that he was definitely being pessimistic, even for a New Englander. But here I am and right outside my window are the remains of our second spring snowstorm. In one way I'm glad that our usual messy winter weather chose to return for one last fling, otherwise I would have had to wait until next winter to find out if my new vinyl kitchen floor was childproof. Today it has been tested and retested by Jason and his friends, and Melissa and hers (all resplendent in dripping snow out-

colors. At least,what dirt has landed on it doesn't .show and" in' my book that's what counts. I'm hot one of those gals who concerns herself with the hidden dirt-my problem is with all that dirt that fairly shouts at everyone who walks in, "Here I am!" Sore 'Thumbs Nine years ago we bought' a kitchen floor that the dealer all but guaranteed would remain beautiful from one washing to the next and that it did providing the second w,ashing took place , no longer than -an hour after the first. 'Appearance-wise, it had a very unappealing beige and' brown color scheme that should have blended in beautifully with the mud that the kids were always dragging in, but for some unexplained reason every spot stood out like a sore thumb (and who wants a kitchen floor full of sore thumbs?). ' , However, throughout the longsuffering years that it graced my floor I could not think of any, reason for getting rid of it short of burning down the kitchen, and even I didn't hate it that much. Someone up there must listen to a housewife's prayers, though, for ,when we decided to add to the tiouse we realized' that' the kitchen floor would have to be replaced and that thorn in my side got torn up and carted off to the dump. ' Finally it looks as if my kitchen floor blues have ended; however before you conclude that my housekeeping problems are over I must mention that the very dark, dark, dark, wood floor that I had put in the new living room already shows indications of requiring daily care because every single speck of dust shows. Ah, well, you can't win them all. Here's a salad that looks as pretty as it tastes and lends just the right light touch to a heavy meal.


THE ANCHORThurs., April 9, 1970

Enioyment for Most of Us Corries In Small Doses

VOCATIONS RALLY: Six parishes under the sponsorship of . the Holy Cross Sisters rally at St. George's, Westport on Sunday ?fternoon. Mark Dumont, rear; Helene Aubut, left, and Eugene Gemme, right, of St. Ann~'s School, New Bedford pres'ented the rally's theme, "Light on Life." '

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2 boxes (3 ounces each) lemon , or lime flavor gelatin teaspoon curry powder can (8Y2 ounces) crushed pineapple 2 Tablepsoons lemon juice. 3 fully ripe bananas 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1) Mix the first two ingredients in a bowl and add 2 cups boiling water, stir until dissolved. 2) Drain syrup from the pineapple into a 16 ounce measuring cup, add lemon juice and fill remainder of cup with cold water. • Stir into gelatin mixture. Charter Member 3) Pour a thin layer into a 8" square baking pan and chill until Sister Thomas More of the faculty of St. Anne's, Hospital ' firm. When firm slice 1 banana School of Nursing, Fall River, lengthwise into thirds; make a has been named a charter mem- design in the pan and bind de~ ber of the Boston College chap- sigll with another thin layer of ter of Sigma Theta Tau, nation- the mixture. 4) Chill remaining ,gelatin al nursing honor society. Two other Fall Riverites were named until ~hickened but not firm. with her, Miss Mary Beth WiI- Slice remaining bananas and add r,ox of the faculty of Northeast- to the mixture with celery and' ern University, alld Miss Edna pineapple. Spoon into pan and Lambert, assistant director" of chill until firm. Invert to unmold.' Truesdale Bospital 'School ,'of: ,Serve with a dressing (I prefer a ' sweet one here). Nursing.

Lo,nely Busines's: Student for Ministry Gets Little Help Ca'rrying Telephone Pole:-Cross CHICAGO (NC) - Scripture tells that carrying a cross is a lonely job arid reports that helpers for the task are few and far between. Most people are content to take Scripture's' word for it. Kent Schneider, however, wondered if things had changed in 20 centuries, and so he shouldered an 80-pound telephone pole shaped like a cross and carried

Catholic, Leader Blasts Abortion Statement LONDON (NC) -Norman St. John-Stevas, a Conservative member of parliament and one of this country's prominent Catholic lay leaders, called for, the dismissal of Britain's secretary for social services because of what he called' the secretary's "callousness" concerning abortion. Speaking at a meeting of teachers spol)sored by the Institute of Religious Education here, St. John-Stevas criticized Richard A. Crossman's comment in the House of Commons that "20,000 illegitimate children would be alive today-with all the consequences of that if it were not for the abortion act."

it along Chic~go'f M.ichigan Avenu'e, during East,er week, waiting for somepne to help him. nut things haven't seemed to change much at all. The 24-yearold musician, who will be ordained as a United Church of Christ minister this Spring, reported that most persons ignored him when he asked for their help in shifting the cross's weight. Some didn't completely ignore him. They said something sarcastic. Some became angry because he imposed on them. And some even helped but not many, he said. Schneider said he chose the telephone pole-cross to dramatize both the crucifixion of Christ and modern society's inability to communicate. He said contemporary Americans "are terribly afraid of being honest, of talking to each other." His way of the cross was followed by a small group of friends, members of his Center for Con-· temporary Celebration. Thy filmed his e'ncounters with Michigan Avenue pedestrians for use in the group's religious celebrations. Members of,the center include a nun, a priest and two Catholic seminarians.

NOTRE DAME (NC) - The University of Notre Dame curriculum revision committee has recommended a coeducation experiment as part of its II-point program for increased flexibility in the school's curriculum. The program, approved by the university's academic council after two years of preparation, involved students deeply in the proposals for change. The pattern which runs through the committee's study is evident in what is probably the most farreaching of the group's recommendations: the proposal for a residential, coeducational Notre Dame-Saint Mary's College experimental program. Committee members received three separate proposals for ail experimental college during its deliberations, It recommended the appointment of a coordinator and an advisory board to plan "a residential, coeducational, crosscollege program in the sophomore year to experiment broadly in innovative academic methodology and to test new educational departures." The earliest possible date mentioned for implementation was the Fall' of 1971. 'In other instance,> of increased cooperation with Saint Mary's, the committee adopted a common schedule and grading system as well as' a new, joint academic .calendar which omits the "lame duck" session between the end of Christmas vacation and the end of the first semester'. The two-year, study and its recommendations both reflect growing 'student 'control at the university. Many of the. changes stem ,directly from student requests, while others widen student involvement in planning his own and ,the university's educational goals.

Court Approves Suit In Death of Nun SANTE FE (NC)-New Mexico's Supreme Court ruled here that a religious community can bring suit for damages in the accidental death of a nun who had taken a vow of poverty: The suit is being brought against Hertz car rentals and the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. by the treasurer-general of the Sis- tel's of Charity. The nun who was . killed was Sister James Marie, S.C., prineipal of St. Mary grade school in Albuquerque.

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Crossman's statement, the Catholic leader charged, would have a harmful effect on millions of citizens of illegitimate birth whom the social services secretary was supposed to be helping.


"The problems of illegitimacy shoul9 be met. by social and legal reforms and not by an attempted shortcut by way of abortion," St. John-Stevas said. "Mr. Crossman has shown a callousness which totally unfits. him to be in charge of,' the social services, of this country and he should be rEiIievect .pf, his position ,by the prime minister."


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THE ANCHOR:Thurs., April 9, 1970

Urge Governor Veto Maryland Abortion 'Bill ANNAPOLIS (NC) Leaders of Maryland's Catholics have petitioned Gov. Marvin Mandel to veto a

Fairhaven is the site this month of meetings which bring together Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts from Japan, Ireland, England and ail over the United States. These meetings of the American branch of the Congregation are in preparation for an international or General Chapter of all provinces of the community next year in Rome. Over 30 el~cted dele.gates of the Amencan Prov. ince of the religious commu-

Bay State Judge Permits 'Leyden School _Prayers BOSTON (NC) - Judge Paul V. Rutledge of the Massachusetts Superior Court ruled here in Suffolk Cou~ty, public school children may constitutionally recite classroom prayers but prohibited teachers from participation. In a decision that apparently . runs contrary to 1[ 1963 U. S. Supreme ,Court outlawing of classroom prayers and Bible readings, Judge Rutledge ,denied a petition for a permanent injunction against the practice. The petition was filed by Massachusetts Education Commissioner Neil V. Sullivan. Spells Out Views Attorney General Robert F. Quinn, whose office represented the education commissioner, said Judge Rutledge's ruling will be studied to determine whether additional legal action should be taken against the Leyden School Committee. '

bill approved by thl:l legislature which woul<J give the state an nity lleld a week of I>rovincial . i abortion law virtually without Chapter meetings at the Monaslimitations. . tery on 3 Adams Street in .FairGov. Mandel has given no in-· haven. The auditorium of St. dication what action he will take Joseph's school was used for on: the legislation, which cleared . voting s e s s i o n s . : the legislature in an earlyThe first session of the chapmorning session. ter was concluded here in JanuAt a press conference, the gov- uary and its results have recehternor indicate(. he will hear ly been approved by the Congi-eviews of Catholic leaders and gation's Superior General in others interested in the measure. Rome. Independent Provinces He said he expected to decide his ' One' of the major decisions of course of action by May 1. He also recalled when he was the first session will result in a speaker of the House, he voted reorganization and simplification against.a bill enacted in 1968 of the administration of the liberalizing the abortion laws. He American Province. .r:\t present said his objection to that. mea- the province stretches coast to sure was not based on· principle, coast and includes Japan,' Irebut on the lack oCa residency re- land, England and the Bahamas. School prayers have been reThe present head of the Amerquirement and other safeguards sumed in Leyden without teacher in the legislation. ' icanProvince, Fr. Shintan Sheerparticipation. Morally Unacceptable an, SS.CC., just returned from a Judge Rutledge, in a threeIn a telegram to the governor, visit to all the mission areas of page decision, stated: the' Maryland Catholic Confer- the province, is fully aware .of "The fact that during the prayence said it "deplored" the legis- the problems involved in being AT FAIRHAVEN MEETING: Key figures at international lature's action. The conference responsible for such a vast area. meeting of Sacred Hearts Fathers and Brothers held this month er session one of the children said the law "represents a repu- . Consequently the Chapter aptakes the initiative to read from diation of the sacredness of and proved a "Federation of Inde- at American provincial house in Fairhaven are Father Finton the Bible, an anthology or other the right to human life of the un- pendent Provinces" with mutoai Sheeran, SS.Cc., seated, American provincial, and Father Brian, spiritual text or, on occasion, the prayers, traditional or innovaborn child." The message said: aid contracts established to re- chapter coordinator. tive, are said' or read aloud does "The Roman Catholic bisqops of place the present unwieldy str~c­ Maryland regard this action as ture. The result will be a unique not in ·the court's view offend socially and morally unaccept- experiment in international. coagainst the United States Supreme Court's decisions, or the able." operation. Though the result ~i11 "The conference requests an be three independent provinces first amendment to the United Catholic College Giris Study Judaism opportunity to be heard at a (Western U. S.; Eastern U. S.; States Constitution." On Vacati¢)n Tour of New York public hearing before you take Ireland-England), the proposed Brockton Situation any action concerning the sign- charter will open up avenues 'of But the gefilte' fish and the NEW YORK (NC)-Eight of Attorney ,Ralph Sullivan of ing or vetoing of this measure," cooperation and provide a basis the statement said. for ml,ltual'assistance in areas 'of them reached into the brine to sour ,pickles were part of the Boston, who represented the The statement was signed by personnel, training and finances. pull out the sour fruit at Kap- tour, and so the girls stopped at Leyden School Committee, said The Eastern Province will re- lan's Orchard Street Pickle Stand Kaplan's, at WEVD (a Jewish he believed Judge Rutledge's deCardinal Lawrence Shehan of Baltimore; Cardinal Patrick 0'- tain Japan and the Bahamas as in what is left of New York's radio station), at Katz'~ Deli- cision is the first of its kind catessen, Streit:s Matzo Factory since 1963 when the U. S. SuBoyle of the Washington archdio- dependent mission areas. The Jewish ghetto. 'and Shapiro's Kosher Wine Com- preme Court ruled on classroom cese, which includes five coun- new provinces created' by the Shopgirls hurrying a little prayers and Bible readings. ties in Maryland, and Bishop division will be free "to assume snack? Housewives finishing the pany. The superior court ruling apThey also stopped at Yonah Thomas J. Mardaga of the Wil- mission obligations of their oWn. shopping before the onset' of the mington, Del., diocese which in- The Hawaiian Province is con- Sabbath? Or eight Catholic girls • Shimmel's Knish Bakery, but parently clears the way for cludes nine counties in Mary- sidering joining this Federation. from Terre Haute studying Jew- they had to be carefUl of what school children in Brockton to they -ate. ,Some knishes are filled resume classroom prayers. Mrs. land. The second session considered ish culture? with, chopped meat and Catholic Rita Warren, an advocate of the No Resttictions the various apostolates artd You guessed it: eight Catholic Cardinal Shehan at a press works of the community. It eval- girls from Te'rre Haute, etc. . . . girls from S1. Mary-of-the-Woods classroom practices, is involved conference in Baltimore asserted: uated and made recommenda-· and getting college credit for it College don't eat meat on Good in litigation in the courts as a result of school prayer campaign. "I can, only hope that the gov- tions to the 5}eneral Chapter" , yet.. The pickle-popping school-. Friday--even. for college credit. ernor will veto this socially and . 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Maryland's House of Delegates voted down a bill to provide state aid to nonpublic schools amid warnings from the bill's supporters that defeat would mean closing schools performing 'a vital public function. Baltimore's Cardinal Lawrence Shehan commented: "It is with a great deal of regret that I learn that the General Assembly has indicated that it does not intend to provide state financial assistance to non-public schools at this time. "Nevertheless, the need for assistance continues to grow. The financial burden upon the parents and the school is ever-increasing. "I wish to express my gratitude," tardinal Shehan continued, "to those who so effectively brought to the attention of the public and General Assembly the facts surrounding the necessity for prompt and substantial assisttance to the non-public schools. They have performed a genuine public service, the significance of which will undoubtedly be felt in future legislative deliberations." No Bitterness , The Baltimore cardinal added that "those legislators who have indicated an understanding of the real issues and ,a sympathy for the plight of non-public education also have my thanks." Cardinal Shehan promised that "despite the lack of favorable action, the archdiocese of Baltimore and the parishes which comprise it will do everything in their power to maintain the schools operated under their auspices; However, the financial crF sis continues to grow and a solution providing a substantial new source of revenue must be promptly found. "It is my hope," Cardinal Shehan concluded "that there will be no expression of bitterness or rancor directed toward anyone involved in the recent legislative decision, and I look forward to the mature consideration and good will of aU parties affected by this very grave problem of the financial crisis in non-public education. Closings-Tuition Raises Shortly after the bill was defeated, the superintendent of Catholic schools in the archdiocese of Baltimore announced two school closings and across-the-' board tuition raises, in M!lryland's Catholic grammar schools and high schools. Msgr. William C. Newman said that the tuition range in Catholic grammar schools would go from the current rate of $25 to $150 per year to $50 to $200 per year. He added that high school students would be paying a tuition of "approximately $500." Supporters _ of the bill were drawn from those who favored aid to private schools in general as well as from those who see private schools as part of the solution to the educational crisis facing the city of Baltimore. With the bill's failure this year, "it will be 1973' by the time the money is available, and by, ,then some ,of these citly schools will be long gone," protested state delegate Paul Weisengoff, a Baltimore Democrat.



CHAVEZ SIGNS: Bishop Joseph Donnelly, left,' watches Cesar Chavez and Lionel Steinberg, right, as they seal the table gr~pe contract with a handshake. NC Photo.

Farm Workers, Growers Sign Contract " Bishops Had Significant Rol'e in Settlement

LOS ANGELES (NC)-Agreement between striking farm workers and three Coachella Valley table grape growers was announced at a press conference held here under the auspices of Archbishop Timothy Manning of Los Angeles. -Involved in the unprecedented settlement are the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, led by Cesar Chavez, the David Freedman Co. of Thermal and Indio; the Wonder Palms Ranch, partially owned by Freedman Co., and the Travertine Ranch owned by Charles Freedman in Oasis. The gr:owers involved produce one-eighth of the Coachella table grape crop and about one per cent of the total California crop. The agreement is the nation's first labor contract covering table grape pickers. The two sides were brought together through the mediation efforts of a committee of bishops, established by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops at their annual meeting last November. . It was delegated to study the table grape dispute in the San Joaquin and Coachella valleys of California and to make recommendations as to possiblesolutions. ' Bishop Medeiros Member' Archbishop Manning is a committee member and declared that he "welcomed the three growers who have so laudably brought to a conclusion the contract, and we equally welcome Mr. Cesar

Holy See Confirms Election of Abbot

WASHINGTON (NC) - The Holy See has confirmed the election of Father Edmund F. McCaffrey, O.S.B., as abbot of Belmont Abbey in North Carolina. The confirmation was announced here by Archbishop Luigi Raimondi,' apostolic delegate in the United States. Abbot McCaffrey was elected to succeed Abbot Water A. Coggin, O.S.B., who resigned Feb. 10. Abbot McCaffrey will have jurBasic Test isdiction over the abbey territory An idea that is not dangerous which includes Belmont Abbey is not worthy of being called an College. He will be the fourth idea at all. -Hubbard , head of the 94-year-old abbey.

Chavez and his representatives from the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee." "It is our ardent hope," Archbishop Manning said, "that this day's business will be but the beginning of a chain of such contracts so that prosperity and peace can once more descend into our fields' and homes. The Church is happy to have been a servant to the parties involved in these conflicts, to have been the bridge across which a meeting could take place." Other members of the committee are Bishops Hugh A. Donohoe of Fresno, W,alter J. Curtis of Bridgeport, Humberto S. Medeiros of Brownsville and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph F.' Donnelly of Hartford, who is chairman. Vexing Problem Bishop Donnelly said ~hat the, bishops of the United States have been "acutely sensitive" to the national problem of the,farm labor dispute.

Canadians Combine For Social Action OTTAWA (NC) - Representatives of more than 30 Canadian organizations involved in social action programs have banded together in a working partnership aimed at speeding up social development here and abroa,d. The new Canadian Coalition for Development immediately approved action strategies designed to push tax reforms for low-income Canadians, to give support to Canada's minority groups, and to promote world development. A 13-member provision executive committee has been established to coord,inate the group's activities. The, coalition is described in its statement of intentions as "an experiment in Canadian pluralism." Instead of operating as a super-agency, it will function as a working partnership of organizations "which meet on the common ground of shared human values" to carry out specific 'actions together. By pool'ing their resources in voluntary efforts, coalition partners inte'nd to supplement the efforts of government agencies. As a third force between individual citizens and governments, the coalition "will strive to become' a new lever for the elimination of poverty" and for a better quality of life. ' .

"Time and time again," he said, "We have officially addressed ourselves to solutions to this vexing problem. Again there were many requests for formal support on the part of the bishops for the grape boycott. After extended' discussions ,it was decided that it would be much more constructive if the bishops could bring together the growers and the farm workers to negotiate their differences." Questioned at the conference, Lionel Steinberg, president of the David Freedman Co., said that "the bishops' committee had a significant role 'in out' efforts to reach agreement with the union. I doubt we could have arrived at an equitable solution without their counsel and encouragement."

Slovakia Restricts Nuns' Activities BONN (NC)-Nuns in the Slovakia region of Czechoslovakia have been ordered to cease all activities in parishes, it was reported here. 'The Slovakian board for Public Worship at Bratislava also informed the nuns' superiors that the nuns will have to stop religious instructions in schools by the end of the current school year in June. The nuns' activities will be restricted to caring for aged priests and nuns, nursing the mentally ill and taking care' of children with physical and mental defects. Nuns doing normal nursin'g work in certain public hospitals, however, have not yet been ordered to halt such activities because there are no replacements available.

CHICAGO (NC)-The Catholic Church has been' urged to make "an all-out war against racism and ignorance" as one of its primary social goals to be accepted by clergy and laity. James T. Harris, executive director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, issued his plea here at a conference on the white man in the black community. The session was sponsored by the Catholic Clergy Conference on the Interracial Apostolate. Harris said the war on racism an<~ ignorance must be won, "because members of society's most disadvantaged minority see as major obstacles to their progress individuals and groups within the Catholic Church." Restll'ucture Projects He cited the "raCist" influence of Catholics in police departments, political parties and public and private education establishments in neighborhoods where blacks and other minorit~es are seeking to live:. "The fact that the neighborhoods are not readily open' to minority citizens is evidence that the Catholic Church harbors the most benighted, bigoted and spiritually decadent members of our society," he opined. Harris, however, said these socia:! barriers can be overcome if the Church restructures its educational system and finances economic development projects for disadvantaged minorities. Such action, he added, would enable significant and measurable improvements in the nation's metropolitan areas, especially in the inner-city.

Get the Information From Experience NKONGSAMBA (NC)-Priests who want to do away with celibacy should listen to multi-wived Africans, according to Bishop Albert Ndongmo of Nkongsamba, Cameroun. "It is precisely our African polygamists who advise us, Catholic priests, to remain celibate. They know what they're talking about," he said.







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ST. PAUL (NC) - .Proposed join" the federally-funded Proj- other officials of the community Closing of the Assumption church ect Discovery.' an ungraded have been trying to close the parish school has.stirred up con- inner-City program due to start school since 1967.··..always for the benefit of the Notre Dame troversy. with 'charges and coun- in September. By Barbara Ward He claimed, Sister Pauline and order." tercharges issued by the pastor He criticized the community For the new "Copernicans," the men and warnen every- and the' School Sisters of Notre Dame who conduct the school. for committing a large number where who are beginning to see our little planet Earth as of their nuns to "secular" projA· majority of the parishioners Death of .Priest a focus of loyalty and devotion against the proliferation of in the predominantly German. ects. He said the Sisters should Arouses Suspicion nuclear weapons, the greatest .threat to the survival Of American parish are bitter over try to keep open as many schools LUANDA (NC) - Rumors are the proposed dosing. The school spreading in this Portuguese ter- like Assumption as possible. in· the human experiment on . stead of getting;involved in sectake' seriously the prescriptions has an enrollment of slightly ritory that a priest originally re- ular .projects. this planet is, of course, nu~ they are handing out so force- more than 100 students. ported killed in a motorcycle. acclear war. We know enough fully to others? Will they too Sister Pauline said the monMsgr. George Ziskovsky. pas- cidentwas actually murdered. about the genetic damage begin to disarm? tor. in a three-page. statement, and they suggest that he was'. signor's statement' was "out of laid blame for the proposed clos- killed because of his activities in focus" and added there are SAlLT Talks inflicted by radioactivity to real"grave misunderstandings" which ing on the School Sisters of an independence movement. ize that. no matter who starts such a war, all This is where' we are now. Notre Dame. in general. and SisFather Lino Guimaraes was cannot be clarified immediately. are losers. The Very shortly. Russia and Ame'r- ler Pauline Fritz of the Sister- reported killed in a motorcycle She said that the school closing planet's vulnerica will meet to renew their talks hood who is personnel director accident on Christmas Day. 1969. matter is still under review. able envelope .: on the limitation of strategic of the archdiocesan bureau of Now. however. rumors are Msgr: Ziskovsky said joining of air, soil, and arms. If they come to some education. in particular. spreading that he was murdered. Project Discovery would mean water-the "biagreement which permits them . The monsignor ,claimed the Although statements pertaining removing religious objects from osphere" on to begin to lessen their own nu- ' closing was recommended Dec. to the case have been collected classrooms. withdrawing prefer· which all living clear armaments. there is now' a 15 by the education bureau "in by Church officials here, no for· ence given Catholic students and things depend chance that other, less powerfUl retaliation for the fact that the mal government inquiry has been making religion an optional subcannot stand states, will take seriously tq.e parish of Assumption would not announced. ject. more than a newly ratified anti-proliferation certain degre~ treaty. contamination. But if the great powers simply . Fill tHe lifego On "proliferating" themselves bringing cir~uits of ra'infall arid -from missiles to anti-missiles winds and tides with sufficient to anti-anti missiles to multiple radioactivity' and the children to MIRVs to every last horror the be born will be genetic' and can· scientific imagination can inveJ:lt cerous freaks. . . -then clearly the anti-proliferaTo try to limit the' number pf tion treaty will become a dead' governments which can actually letter. i launch nuclear attacks is, thereBut further proliferation is an fore. the course of wisdom. Nu- immediate danger. Here in the clear technology is getting pro- United States there are strong . ! gressively less expensive. Small pressures ,at work suggesting states with large grievances that Russia will pull, decisively might be able within a couple of ahead unless America accepts a decades. to introduce nuclear greater commitment .to the antiarms into local quarrels. But con· ballistic missile (ABM) systetn tamination cannot be local. 'Just and m'ore thorough-going testi~g as tbe debris from the vast vol- of the next' scientific' "break canic explosion of' Krakatoa through." tHe m,ultiple indepert,filled the skies with worldwide dently-targeted ~ !t'e"entry 'vehicle dust at the end of the 19th cen- (MIRV)-a hydr~-headed montury", a savage "little" nuclear 'ster which attaches a number of war even at the tip of Africa or nuclear warheads to a single on a 'remote Pacific archipelago missile. ~ould. ·by the end of the 20th. send the !!trontium count soaring Joker in Pa~k ! and hasten the progressive conSimilar arguments were us~d tamination of the entire bioat the end of the fifties to sugsphere. gest a "missile gap" which th~n Precarious First Step was said to put Russia ahea? There turned out to be no gap. So a check to the spread of the but America's suddenly expand~d lethal weapons is an essential missile program stimulated ;a first step. The difficulty is that Russian anti-missile program it is still a precarious one. Quite against which in large measure apart from China's no,,-participa- the present American proposals tion in the world community and are a reaction.' : the reservations· felt by France· The joker in the pack is that. and also by states such as India which confront unsettled local no matter what the level of exdispute~. many governments pense and sophistication. these have made the point that it is all missile systems provide no provery well for the major nuclear tection. The distinction between powers - America, Ru~sia. Brjt- a "first strike" and a "second Union' with Christ and Heaven! ain-to try to prevent the spread strike" is largely without meait'. ing. America or Russia migh~. of nuclear weapons. But this puts other nations in under certain conditions. wip,e a position of permanent inferior- out 60 to 70 per cent of each ity. This reason of national pres- other's industrial and urban intige drove General de Gaulle to stalla.tions and thus apparently invest heavily in a nuclear force end the risk of a counter .blow for Franc~an expenditure which or second strike. But even if no'submarineincidentally so starved French 'public funds for education and borne missiles were available for housing that it contributed di- protection-and they would be...l... rectly to the revolt of 1968 which the first strike would be virt~alJ:y proved to be the fuse lit to ex- as lethal for· the attacker as the attacked. And this fact is rooted plode de Gaulle's J;"egime. For Travel Information write to: However. the folly of nuclear not in any weapons system but in the nature of the single bioDIRECTOR, ST. TERESA'S MOTHERHOUSE VOCAnON spending is not enough to deter non-nuclear powers. The question sphere of 'our planetary existGERMANTOWN, NEW YORK 12526 which they have raised again and ence. Once the radioactivity un· leashed by a, first, strike had setagain during the negotiations is The, servicel ;endered by the Carmelite silterl are' motivated by their religioul dedication the question whether the. Great tled on ,aggressor and' victim and Itrengthened by Ikilll and abilitiel acquired through profeilional training In thll Powers themselves will do some- alike. then. in Khrushchev's ter~ work, noble ani generoul loull can find co~plet, God in nihiiltering to the ;thing to reduce' t~eir' own mili- .rible words. i'the. living would agl1d under the patron~ge ~ Our Lady ,of Mount Carmel• tary preponderance. Will they . envy the dead." Readiness on the part of America .and Russia nO,t to "proliferV,sit_t~e ~armelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm in the Diocese of Fall River Correct' Beginning , ate'" into new' n:uciear - weapons' If a man will begin with cer- ,systems is thE;refor~ not. only, tl!e " The Catholic. 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Asserts Oberammergau Passion Play Fundamentally. Hostile to Jews NEW YORK (NC)-Philip E. Hoffman, pre!?ident of the American Jewish Committee, charged here that the Oberammergau Passion Play "remains fundamentally hostile to Jews and Judaism" despite recent revisions. At the same time, spokesman for two major American Jewish groups urged Cardinal Julius Doepfner, of Munich, Germany, not to attend or associate himself with the Oberammergau play because of its anti-Semitic elements. Dore Schary, playwright and national chairman of the Anti· Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith, joined Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, president of the American Jewish Congress, in a plea asking the cardinal to ignore the pageant. The two told Cardinal Doepfner that his presence at the play could be "miscontrued as endorsement by the Church." Hoffman said his statement was based on a reading' of a new textual analysis of the 1960 and 1970 scripts of the centuries-old play. , The results of the textual study were communicated: to West German church and government authorities by the American Jewish Committee, which plans to publish the analysis shortly in German, French" Spanish, and English. Council Policy While many anti-Jewish words and passages have been removed In revising the pageant for this year's performances, other objectionable material has been left In, the st';'dY concluded. Moreover, the study said that the entire story line and the underlying conceptions of the play, unchanged in the new version, violate the policy adopted in 1965 at the Second Vatican Council in its Declaration on Non-Christian Religions. "That Vatcian action," Hoffman recalled, "adopted as it was by the overwhelming majority of the council Fathers, repudiated any form of Christian teaching that would perpetuate the myth of coIlective Jewish guilt for the death of Jesus, and any corollary teachings that would directly or indirectly nurture hatred or prejudice against the Jewish people 01' Judaism." 'Anti-Jewish Bias' Both during and after Vatican II, American Jewish Committee representatives discussed the issue of anti-Jewish references, in the Oberammergau Passion Play text with a number of church and government officials. All of them. Hoffman stated, indicated a desire to purge the play.. of its anti-Jewish references. Hoffman added that the 1970

Senators to Study State Abortion Law BOSTON '(NC) - The Massachusetts Senate approved a proposal to establish a special commission to study the state's abortion law. The Senate action followed the House's rejection of six measures to alter or abolish the Massachusetts law on abortion and birth control. A vote on a seventh bill to revise the birth control statute was postponed. A resolution introduced by Sen. Beryl W. Cohen of Brookline urged a two-month' commission study. of the abortion' issue. It would delay the Senate's final disposition of the bills aimed at amending the existing laws.

text did not bear out the claim, made recently by Oberammergau officials, that the new text merely foIl owed the Gospel reports of the Passion. On the contrary, the AJC study continued, the script still abounds with distortions of Scriptural passages and with non-Scriptural elements: The American Jewish Committee's study concluded that the Oberammergau pageant remains "pervaded by an anti-Jewish bias which not only distorts the facts of Jesus' history but also obscures those passages of the New Testament that offer a basis for balanced and positive images of Jews and Judaism." The content analysis was conducted by the Interre.ligious Affairs Department of the American Jewish Committee, directed by Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum. The passion play has been performed in Oberammergau, .a Bavarian town about 40 miles from Munich, since 1634. Severe criticism of anti-Semitic elements in the pageant has been leveled by Jewish groups and others in the past decade.

Bishop to Ordain Three Saturday Most Rev. Bishop James L. ConnoIly will ordain to the priesthood three deacons of the Congregation of Holy Cross at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, April II, in the chapel of the Holy Cross Fathers Seminary, North Easton. To be ordained are: Rev. Mr. Robert R. Baker, C.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker, 15 Corrente Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. Rev. Mr. Roger J. Cormier, C.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime J~ Cormier, 609 Birmingham St., Bridgeport, Conn. Rev. Mr. William H. Kelley, C.S.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Kelley, 27 Arcadia Ave., Lowell, Mas'S. Following their studies at Stonehill College, the deacons entered upon their theological studies at Holy Cross CoIlege, Washington, D. C. They are now completing their religious and pastoral program at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, Ind. In June, the new priests will be assigned to apostolates entrusted to the Holy Cross Fathers.

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PARISH FLAG EXERCISES: The boy scouts of Sacred Heart Parish, New Bedford shared in the exercises of raising a new flag for the parish. Left to right: Roland Paquin, scout; Rev. Henry R. Canuel, pastor; Normand Chartier, scoutmaster; Joseph Theodore, representing the American Legion, donor of the flag.

Questions Over.Population WASHINGTON (NC)-A member of President Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers told an audience at American University here that he saw "little reason to expect overpopulation" around the world. Although admitting that some of the world's poor nations might be overpopulated at the present time,Henrick S. Houthakker said there was "no evidence" that overpopulation was a general threat. Speaking on problems of economic development, Houthakker called population control as a developmeint aid "a simpleminded idea." "As far as I am aware," he

added, "it has not been demonstrated that there exists any close, casual relation between the growth of per capita national product and the growth of pop'ulation, and there is no obvious reason why there should be." "There is little reason to expect overpopulation for the world as a whole in the foreseeable future," Houthakker continued. "What is, of course, more serious is 'that overpopulation may lead to a degradation 'of the social and physical environment." But even this, he explained, is a problem of the distribution of population, rather than the quantity of·people.

QUITO (NC) - Ecuador's National Priests' Council has recommended that bishop~,deal directly with the Vatican instead of papal diplomats in their countries. The council also urged further study of the celibacy issue and proposed an action program to aid the Ecuadorian priests in their ministry and living conditions. The meeting was attended by 110 of the 1,600 priests serving in Ecuador and by three members of the Ecuadorian Bishops' Conference: Bishop Leonidas 'Proa~o of Riobamba, Bishop Vicente Cisneros of Ambato and Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Gonzalez of Quito. Resolutions' passed by the priests' council urged: Bishops' conferences to establish a Vatican relations department to deal with the Holy See and the abolition of papal nunciatures. More freedom for priests in their efforts for social justice and reform and in dealing with political issues. Priests to become "incarnated" with the poor in order to accomplish the liberation of man. Further studies on optional celibacy for priests and on or· daining qualified married men for the priesthood, and allowing priests who have married to return to pastoral work.

Poor Fellow That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that a wrong one. -Johnson

Ecumenical Meeting Has Symbolic Value BEIRUT (NC) - A conference of Christian, Moslem, Hindu and Buddhist scholars was held here to build up a group of people committed to working for mutual understandni&.. and interreligious dailogue. "The fact that we lived together for nine days in close involveemnt provides a sign and a symbol for other men," said Dr. Hassan Askari, a Moslem from India's Osmania University. The meeting, organized by the World Council of Churches, had as its theme "Dialogue Between Men of Living Faiths." The 40 participants came from ,Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The meeting was not "a conference of world 'relgiious" nor of "official represenfatives" but a gathering of scholars who have specialized in dialogue to consider "present discussions and future possibilitie's,"said .Dr. Stanley J. Samattha, a study secretary of the WCCO and or· ganizing secretary of the meet.Ing.


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Rhodesia Bishops . Defy Government' Race Policies SALISBURY (NC)-Rhodesia's five Catholic bishops have announced defiance' of government efforts to force Church support for the government's racial segregation measures. In a blunt three-page pastoral letter distributed throughout the nation, the bishops outlined "dangers to the Church and her mission" stemming from Rhodesia's constitLition. "What has happened is this," the bishops explained. "New legislation is bringing to a close the honorable and fruitful tradition of understanding and cooperation which has hitherto existea between Church and state in Rhodesia. Henceforth; the Church shall merely be tolerated'" ...... "The liberty of the Church to move freely among the people has been set aside in principle, and the missionary who is sent to teach all nations may hence; forth exercise his apostolic function on sufferance only, where .and when and for as long as he is issued by the state with a permit to do so." Church Future at Stake Pointing out that new racial policies draw a sharp line between the area set aside for the country's whites and that reserved for, blacks, the pastoral letter continued: "It may well be that we shall also be denied, in violation of our conscience, the right to educate in our schools whomsoever we will. We may even be forced by regulation to refuse hospital beds to anyone not of the race approved in that area. "Priests and nuns and teaching Brothers may have to be segregated in their communities according to their racial origins. The whole future of the Church in Rhodesia is thus at stake. , The.bishops urged Catholics of Rhodesia to' speak out against the government's policies. Commenting that, like the Apostles, they "must obey God rather than man," the five prelat~s -added: ,. Restdcts ,Mission "Discriminatory laws have now been enacted which are contrary to Christian faith. This we cannot accept * * . . our Divine Lord, in becoming man, bound the whole human race to Himself ......... and chose so to identify Himself with men that He takes as done to Himself, in hurt or in love, whatever we' do to' our fellow-men." The five bishops emphasized that they are in no sensemeddling in politics. Rath!,!r, they explained, the government precipitated the crisis by interfering with the exercise of Christianity. The pastoral pointed out that "our mission of service to all se«tions of the cOlllmuriity * (0 * has ,been grievously restricted:" It concluded with a challenge: "We cannot in c6nscience and will not in practice accept any limitation of our freedom to deal with all people, irrespective of race, as members of the one human family, as our brothers in Christ."



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PROVO (NC) - Officials of Mormon-operated Brigham Young University here in Utah, fac~d with being cut off from other schools because Mormons ex~ clude blacks from the prieshood, have taken full-page newspaper ads predicting that blacks will some day be admitted to tije priesthood. The ads appeared in Washington and Oregon papers, where student bodies at several schools have protested athletic competition with Brigham Young teams because 'of the black exclusion' policy. The students bave 'de-

manded that the schools sever relations with' the Mormonowned institution. Signed by ~righam Young president Ernest L. Wilkinson, the ads admit that "there is a religious 'belief, confirmed by each prophet of the church that blacks of African lineage may not, at the present time, hold the priesthood." But, Wilkinson added, "the time will come when they will be given the right to hold the priesthood." Wilkinson 'emphasized that Mormons "are reminded by the

very core of our beliefs that all men are brothers, that those who do not hold the priesthood,women, young children, blacks, non-members-'-are as precious in the sight of God as those who do." Protest over athletic relations with the Mormon school have taken place at Colorado State and the universities of New Mexico and Wyoming, as well as at the Washington and Oregon schools. California's Stanford Qniversity has already announced it will no longer compete in ath.letic events with Brigham Young.

Dallas Sophomores To Study in Rome DALLAS (NC) - Al1 sophomores at the University of Dallas' will be expected to spend one semester studying at the institution's new campus in Rome, Italy, beginning in the 1970-71 school term. Dr. Donald A. Cowan, president of the diocesan sponsored university, said a spacious facility belonging to the School Sisters of Notre Dame has bee'n made available .to the university. Tuition, board and room in Rome will be no more than the regular fee here in Texas and special group transportation rates have been arranged, Dr. Cowan announced.

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National '>Park Service Bans Smithsonian's Kite Carnival WASHINGTON (NC) - I t was a tempting time for one person to tell another to "go fly a kite." But one government agency here pulled a switch and told another government agency not to. Things had been looking cheerless for some time. At least a dozen crises, at home and abroad, seemed to get worse instead of better. The income tax deadline was approaching swiftly, and the Spring weather was disappointing. The capital city could stand a chuckle, and it got it. The National Park Service told the Smithsonian Institution to stop flying kites on the Mall. The Smithsonian Institution is a religious complex which embraces the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, an astrophysical observatory, the National Portrait Gallery and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, to name only some of its interests. The "establishment," as it is called. which' heads it, includes the President of the United States, the Vice President and members of the presidential cabinet. Violates Lsw Smithsonian buildings pretty well dominate the Mall, the broad greensward between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument. It has tried for some time to get more people to visit the area by staging carnivals, concerts, exhibits, plays and various other entertainments. Now it has been told that it must discontinue a Kite Carnival it has sta~ed the last three Springs. A law enacted in 1892 says 'it is iIIe~al to fly a kite anywhere in the City of Washington. It all seemed like so much froth. Not many people knew about the law, and kites have been flown in various parts .of the city every year for as long as anyone could remember. No one rose up to explain why the law was enacted in the first place - perhaps kites frightened horses-but there were many to say it was outdated and should be repealed. An attempt at repeal was to be made in an omnibus crime bill before Congress. Not So Frivolous Actually, the action' of the National Park Service may not have

Backs Fund Drive For Cathedral MONROVIA (NC) - 'President William V.S. Tubman of Liberia, n Methodist. is spearheading a drive for $75,000 to help construct the new Catholic cathedral here. In a radio. appeal the president asked the whole country to support the fund drive for the new $200,000 b':lilding. In his appeal Tubman said that the Catholi~ community in Liberia "has' ,rendered great and invaluable services. to the nation and its people in evangelism, health and the training of Liberian citizens in many aspects and avenues of life, thereby enabling them to perform ·their civic and other obligations to the country." . Tubman said his administration has encouraged all denomi· nations in the contruction of religious and educational buildings" and that churches have received funds for this purpose, "with the' exception of the Roman Catholic Church."

been as frivolous as some critics claim. Many of the political demonstrations and other rallies held here take place in the Mall area and in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, thus falling in the jurisdiction of the park service. Recently the park service prepared a questionnaire which would have required persons planning demonstrations in federal park \lreas to supply certain information about themselves, their organizations, the purpose of the rallies, the number expected to take part, whether they were. expected to be peaceful or turbulent, and so on. Just days after the park service told the Smithsonian Institution to stop flying kites on the Mall, a U. S. District Court judge here struck out 15 of 33 questions the park service planned to put to prospective demonstrators. To have an anti-kite·flying law on the books, and not enforced, might have complicated the en· forcement of regulations which the park service hopes to apply to future political demonstrations in Washington.

Announce World Youth Council TAIZE (NC) - An ecumenical council of young people from all over the world is being organized by· Prior Roger Schutz of the Protestant monastery of Taize here in France. Prior Schutz announced the council to 2,500 youths who came here from 35 countries for the Easter weekend. "In order to seek to live Christian realities in the present tmmoil, to bring ourselves together,' to reconcile opposition, we need an instrument, a means, ,and I announce it to you now: we are going to hold a council of young people," he said.. The idea of the council originated with a small international team directed by Margarita Moyano, former president of the World Federation of Catholic Youth and now secretary of that organization .for Latin America. International meetings of young people have been held at Taize for the past several years. Taize is an interdenominational and ecumenical Protestantmonastic community. It was founded by Prior Schutz in 1940.

University Provides Cash Settlements ,ST. LOUIS (NC) - St. Louis University is providing cash as well as compassion for students and faculty of its engineering school, dropping its civil,. industrial, electrical and mechanical engineering departments. Father Paul C. Reinert, S."., president, announced that engineering students still in the program at the end of its' final semester in June of 1971 would receive a· grant of $750 for each of the nex.t two academic years in 'order to complete their education at some 'other school. The money could be used for any purpose, Father Reinert said. Engineering faculty· members who remain until the end of the next academic year will receive an additional half-year's salary. In addition, any faculty children now in undergraduat~ school at· SLU will be allowed to complete their education iuWon-free, and any faculty child under age 20 will be allowed four years at SLU at half-tuition. .

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Second Connolly Lecture Heard "Theology of 'Revolution" was the topic yesterday of the second lecture in the Bishop James Louis Connolly series sponsored at. Southeastern Massachusetts University by the Newman As.. sociation. Peter H. Beisheim, the assistant professor of theology at Stonehill College, was the speak....... .. er. .' . . ~ •. Next lecture in the series will SIDE EFIFECT: A mother and child exhibit the poverty which be.given at I Wednesday afteris one of the. side effects of what is referred to as "institutional· noon, April 22 in Room 228, subordination" in a pamphlet issued by the United States .com- Group II building. The series will be concluded mission on Civil Rights. NC Photo. Wednesday, May 6 by Dr. Vincent Dwyer, Tll'appist monk. All lectures are open to the public, and are under direction of Rev. Harold Wilson.

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WASHINGT.ON (NC~"Racism is a dirty word in America-and a hotly controversial one." These are the opening words of a new pamphlet published here by the United States Commission on Civil Rights, chaired by Notre Dame University president Father Theodore Hesburgh, c.s.c. The illustrated pamphlet wraps an essay written to show the effects of racism. The pamphlet was written by Dr. Anthony Downs, senior vicepresident of the board of directors of the Real Estate Research Corporation and a consultant to the National Advisory Commis-. sion on Civil Disorders. Downs' essay pointed out that "million of Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Negroes, Indians and other minority groups in our society suffer from severe depri. vation and injustice." . - White Racism The reason for this, Downs charged, is what white' Americans have never fully understood, but what the Negro can never forget: that ·white. society is deeply implicated in' the ghetto. "White institutions created it," he continued, "white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it. "Race prejudice' has shaped our history decisively in the past; it now threatens, to do so again. White racism is essentially responsibl.e for the explosive mixture which has been accumulating in our cities since the end of World War II." The failure of the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner report) to define its charges of racism led many people to reject the' whole report; according to Downs. To correct .that situation, Downs outlined an operational definition of racism. In his view "racism is any attitude, action or institutional structure which subordinates a person or. group because of his or their color." Heavy Residue This subordination, Downs claimed, is the core of the 'race problem ,in the United States. He

sail1 it manifests itself in two ways: through overt racism, the blatant use of color as a tool' of suppression, and through institutional subordination. The author noted the second is a suppression of minority groups because of conditions and beliefs growing out of overt racism. Downs said that more than 300 years of overt racism-of barring blacks, Indians and other minorities from their rights solely because of color-has left a heavy residue of institutional subordination in the U. S. He noted that while overt racism has been dying, its place has been taken by the more subtle and often more effective institutional subordination.

Literary Magazine Is Btack Oriented NEW YORK (NC) - A -new magazine printed in paperback format and billed by the publisher as the nation's "first black-oriented literary magazine in book format" has made its -app~arance at bookstores. Amistad I, a collection of fiction and. non-fiction s~lections by and about Negroes, will appear biannually in 1970, but Random House, the publishers, expects it to become a quarterly next year. . Taking its name from a slave ship commandeered by its black cargo, Amistad "deals in relevance,'" according to its' editors. "We know" the book's introduction says,' "that' the truth of Western civilization lies in precisely what has been omitted in its teachings. We propose to answer the questions that so many of the young are asking."

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CLEVELAND (NC) - Thirtytwo seminarians and eight Benedictine Brothers have been authorized to help distribute Holy Communion. The seminarians, all in minor orders or the subdiaconate, were deputized during a Mass concelebrated by faculty members at St. Mary's Seminary, the Cleveland diocese's school of theology. The Brothers were deputized at a later ceremony in St. Andrew's Benedictine abbey here. Bishop' Issenmann also authorized Abbot Jerome Koval, O.S.B., of s.t. Andrew's to deputize Benedictine Brothers to assist in distribution of the Eucharist whenever necessary. Use of clerics, Religious and lay people to distribute Communion is authorized when ill health, advanced age or the large number of, communicants prevent a priest from distributing the sacrament.


Easter week was made memorable for four students at Feehan High in Attleboro by a trip to Columbus, 0., for a reunion of students who traveled to Europe: last Summer with the American Institute for Foreign Study.. ' Accompanied by Sister Mary Enda, the lucky quartet were . address by Todd Hodwitz,' former Peace Corps worker, who Richard Cash, .Jeanne Mol- discussed conditions and life lins, Martin Dubuc and styles in India,' where he- spent

Charles Lafond. his Peace Corps service tim~. He Martin was also in the news re- urged Stangites to participa'te tn cently for his election as an hon- the school-quilding program of orary member of the North At- the' corps,in which American tleboro Democfatic Town Com- schools donate funds to buIld Ii mittee. The recognition came for school in a needy area of a: forhis interest in politics and his eign country. . :' invaluable assistance to the com~nnounce Scholnrships' mittee. I At ~tang High, North DartIt's that time again, when ;area mouth, student journalists from schools announce scholarship all parts of' Southeastern Massa- winners as the result of high chusetts met to hear professional school entrance exams recently advice from staffers of the New . taken by eighth graders. ,' Bedford Standard-Times. It hapAt Mt. St. Mary Academy,lFall pened at the third annual Stang- River, full tuition scholarships sponsored Journil1ism Workshop. for four years have been merited Arrangements, were made by by Donna Sullivan, Holy Ghost Theresa Maria Downey, editor of School, Tiverton" and Karen Stangscript, Stang's new~paper, Russell, St. Michael's,: Swansea. Paula Ann Adamowski, Stang- A partial tuition, scholarshi~ for script layout editor, and Charles four years has gone to Melinda Swiszcz, photographer.. Sullivan, ' St. Stanislaus, ~Fall' River, and a partial tuition grant Honor Societiell for one year to Joanne Robin'son, rwelve students from Holy St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Family High, New Bedford,' were , Donna is the daughter of: Mr. among' delegates to the annual and-Mrs; Michael J. Sullivan: Jr., Spring convention of the South-· 160 Hooper Street, Tiverton, eastern Massachusetts Regional while Karen is the daughter of' Association 'of National Honor Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Russell, 81 Society Chapters, held this year Oak Street, Swansea: at Bridgewater State College. Melinda is the daughter of Mr.. Sex Education' was the theme of and Mrs. Daniel A. Sullivan, !608 the' meeting, and among speakers Hood Street, Fall River; and were Wallis Wood and Dr. Carl Joanne is the 'daughter of 'Mr.' . C. Willgoose. ' :" . arid ·Mr-s. ,James.A -Robinson;.1258· Holy' Family's panel discussion Ridge Street, Fall River. :, representative and group discusAt Sacred Hearts Academy, sion leader was Daniel Dwyer, Fall River, Colleen Brown has re- , reports Jane Martin.' Also note- ceived a full tuition scholar~hip worthy in the Holy Family con- for four years. She is the daughtingent: Neil Barney, elected ter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett K.. treasurer for the regional asso- Brown, 315 Tremont Street, 'and ciation. Neil was also the one a student at, Sacred Heart junior from HF who attended School. " . ' the convention. He hopes for a Half tuition scholarships I for career in medicine. four years have gone to Jeanne At Stang Iltudents heard an Marie Medeiros, daughter of Mr. :

Sentence Conn. Man For Priest Murder _ SCHOOL OFFICERS: Officers at 'Prevost High School, Fall River, include, front .to rear, James Jackson,' school president; Giles Charest; Senior A. president; Paul Roy, ,Senior B' president. 'and Mrs. Manuel Medeiros, 42 Summerfield Street, also a student at Sacred Heart; and Deborah Ann Martins, daughter of Mr. and l'vtrs. Manuel Martins,' 277 Lindsey Street, a student at St. Michael's School. The' Mary Lyons Freshman Scholarship' has gone to Elizabeth Ann Medeiros, Holy Name School.

gevin, Maxine Mayer, Celeste Poirier, Susan Skawinski, Mary Ellen Tetreault and subs Pat Br'oullette and Pat Deam. Holy Family reports another scholarship winner. Pat Loria, accepted at UMass, has received word tf\at $1900 in scholarship' aid will be hers for her freshman year; Pat's senior class vicepresident, Christian Action Movement president and a National Honor Society member.

SALEM (NC) - A 28-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to strangling a Catholic priest here a year ago, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison here in Missouri. ' 'George F. McEnerney of Ansonia, Conn., entered his plea to a charge of' second degree murder in the death of Msgr. Howard C. Teacle, 46, of St. Louis. Police discovered his body last April in a motel room in Sullivan, Mo., about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. In a sworn statement 'before the court, McEnerney admitted that he and a companion decided to steal' the priest's car and money, and that he choked the priest~·:..,.- ' ,:.' - ,- '.

Faculty Win!! A faculty-student basketball game 'at Feehan was' "a tremtm- ..•. .... t:"~lIyer' Milda'" "'.'-" dous victory for the faclilty, with Congratulations to Bonnie a score of 73-54," says our re- Smith, Stang SeniQr, who reReal Reason porter-on-the-spot. ceived a silver medal in Speech You thought several Diocesan Also at Feehan, the school Festival finals held at the Unischools were closing in June becheerleaders have been chalking versity of Massachuhetts in Am- cause of personnel and financial up victories. In the Diocesan con- herst. Her category was group problems? You were wrong. The -test, held at Feehan, they' won discussion. ' real problem is that Dickie, Paul first place, 'and in an area' state .... and Steve, second' graders in one contest, they took a second, iF' a ,. C f of th~ affected schools, won't The winning la'ssies are Louise Ibl.errgy on terence stop breaking the chalk. At least Antaya, Elsie, Cardin, Pat Cronin, To Discuss Celibat:y 'that's what a fellow second gradKathleen Donnelly, Deborah LanLONDON (NC)-Celibacy:will er told them after the teacher be one of the topics discussed at had scolded them the umpteenth 'y''> the first national conference of ,time for the offense. "If you'd : ~. t':.' ;~. diocesan clergy of England and quit breaking the chalk, the I Wales, according to a tentative schools wouldn't have to close," agenda. $ she said, crossly. Msgr. Michael' Buckley, direc-. tor of the Woodhall Pastoral Center at Linton, where the conHelps Solve 3 Biggest ference will be held June 1-5, said that the meeting will discuss the question: What positive Worries and Problems assistance is celibacy to a Just sprinkling FASTEETH on priest's pastoral ,care? your dentures does all this: (1) HelPB hold both uppers and lowers Among other topics in the profirmer longer; (2) Holds them more comfortably; (3) Helps you eat posed agenda are worker-priests, more naturally.FASTEETH Denture the election of bishops, estabAdhesive Powder Is olkallne-won:t sour under dentures. No gummy, lishment ,of a national clergy gooey. pasty taste, Dentures that council, relations between priests lit are essential to health. So see your dentist regularly. Oet easy-toand bishops .and reevaluation of use FASTEETH at all drug counters. the seminary system.




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Lawyers Reject New Code Continued from Page One sub-commission of canon lawyers serving iJ:) a consultative capacity to the all-Cardinal Pontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Canon Law, which meets next October. It carries the date of Sept. 20, 1969 in its current version. Those who are "doing the work" of changing the Code are trying to roll back to a preVatican II understanding and approach and bring the whole forward progress of ,the Church to a stop," the canon law society official commented. He continued to say that the proposed changes were dominated by an authoritarian approach. The document quotes from Vatican 11 to bolster' the specifics of papal power endorsed by Vatican 1. It presupposes no basic change in Church structure. Scholars Attack Other opinions expressed at the three-day "Symposium on

Co-Responsibility in the Church" concerning the document were: It will precipitate a crisis of major proportions in the Church. Many persons will be frustrated and the hopes of the Council would ultimately be destroyed. Vague on the rights of individual churchmen and co-responsibility. Confusion of dogma and law, a dogmatization of the law and a legalizing of dogma. Looks so pious when you read it all, but it only becomes exact when it speaks on, the rights of , the Pope. Basically reaffirms the mori-, archy as the fundamental governing \1ltructure of the Church. A real blow to the ecumenical movement. This type of reaffirmation of a triumpha,1ist position would make more intense what is already some disillusionment among Protestants about Vatican II hopes.

Cursillo for Men Starts Tonight A men's Cursillo will begin tonight at La Sallette Center for Christian Living, Attleboro. With Bill Barnes, Marion, as lay rector, team members presenting the program will include Joseph Murray, Ralph CharIwood and Stanley Koss, North Dighton; Leo Oliver, Acushnet; Will Rousseau and William Downey, New Bedford; Paul Morrissey, Attleboro; Robert Johnson, Wareham; Manny Brun, Fairhaven; and Normand McEnaney, North Attleboro. A day of recollection for Cursillistas will be held in South , ,Dartmouth Saturday, April 18 and in Wrentham Saturday, May 2. Reservations for South Dartmouth may be made with Robert Horan or Richard Lopes and for Wrentham with Miss Claire Moriarty.

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B'Nai B'rith Publishes Texts For Parochial School Use NEW YORK' (NC) - Publication of instructional material on Jews and Judaism prepared especially for parochial schools W~s announced here by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Entitled "Image of the Jews: Tcachers' Guide to Jews and their Religion," its ~urpose is "to help the individual teacher by providing n basic fund of information and by offiering a systcmatic approach to the study of the Jewish religion." ' The publication, prepared for the league by Ruth Seldin, an editor and teacher, 'with the assistance of Brother Joseph Ir-. win, F.S.C., of the Department of Reli~ion. Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, N.Y., is divided into two parts. The first is a series of six written lectures on various aspects of Jewish life by prominent Jewish scholars, and a teachers' guide. The latter contains four basic sections: The American Jew, What Jews Believe, Jew'ish Worship and the Jewish Year nnd The Life of the Jew. Each section presents the teacher with specific aims and objectives, a brief "overview," suggested classroom activities and discussion topics and a bibliography. Close Cooperation Brother Irwin, in a foreword to the guide, calls it a challenge to "the coming of age on the part of Catholic teachers" and says that one of the advantages of the ecumenical age is that "Cath-

Dayton to Discipline Student Protesters DAYTON (NC)-The University of Dayton has dropped prosecution plans against a , group of students who staged a 23-hour sit-in at the administration building. Father Raymond A. Roesch, S.M., university president, agrees with a recommendation of County Prosecutor Lee C. Falke who said there is insufficient evidence to sustain a prosecution. The insufficiency stems from the failure of witnesses to testify against demonstrators. Father Roesch said students who "formally" violated ,university regulations during the disturbance will be disciplined. It is estimated that some 150 took part in the overnight sit-in, during which some offiCe files disappeared, long distance telephone calls were made, furniture and other equipment ~a.maged.

olic people in general can now m~asure their mature security in Catholic belief by recognizing more fully the vaule of persons of other religions." The manual is an outgrowth of a two-part closed-circuit tele路 vision series on Jews and Judaism, produced 'by the New York archdiocese and the Anti-Defamation l.:eague, and designed as an inservice course for teachers in Catholic parochial schools and Confraternity of Christian Doctrine programs. . Resulting from the increasingIv close cooperation between Catholics and Jews, the series included five programs on "The Image of the Jews in Literature" and seven, programs on "Jews and their. Religion." The programs transferred to film, are currently being used in nearly 40 dioceses.

Priest L~ads Social Refor,m Movement BOGOTA (NC)-A leader of a priests' social reform movement in Colombia has denied reports that 'he will join any guerrilla band. But at the same time the priest, Father Rene Garcia, defended the actions of Father Do-mingo Lain and the late Father Camilo Torres. After being laicized, Torres joined a guerrilla band in 1965 and was killed dur~ ing an army ambush a few months later. Father Lain, a Spaniard, expelled by the Colombian government a year ago as a subversive, has reportedly slipped back into the country and joined a guerrilla group. Father Garcia, a leader of the Golconda social reform 'movement, had been in France seeking funds to launch a magazine for the movement devoted to the "theology of liberation." On ,his return he said that he is now more than ever committed to the struggle of his fellow priests in the Golconda movement. HO~,ORING


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Unique Ministry Five Religious Denominations Conduct Project at Shopping Center LAKE GROVE (NC)-Bringing Christ into the marketplace has true ecumenical meaning at a shopping center here, with five major religious denominations working together .in what is called Smith Haven Ministries, Inc. The interfaith operation at the big Smith Mall in the center 'of Suffolk County on Long Island has no church or chapel." Its main concern is social renewal in the suburban-ruraL area it serves. The idea began among Long Island Presbyterians three years ago but now includes the Roman Catholic diocese of Rockvifle Centre, the Episcopalian diocese of Long Island, the Lutheran Church in America, and the Eastern New York Methodists. While the extensive covered 'shopping center was being built, the Presbyterians had thought about a potential congregation ,and made plans to locate in the area-then decided to get into the mall itself. The Rev. A. David Bos started the Nesconset Experimental Ministry which became Smith Haven Ministries as other groups joined the Presbyterians. A Catholic priest, Father T. Peter Ryan, was recently reassigned from his parish to work full time as associate director of thc ministries. He had served in a consulting capacity to the Rev. Mr. Bos in developing his idea of a small ministry. ' The Rev. Mr: Bos explained:

"The most important facts for understanding our ministry are that: "We understand ourselves to be an extension of the ministries of lotal congregations, pa~ishes, and synagogues. "We understand ourselves to be ecumenical (we are now incorporated and the ultimate responsibility for the ministry rests with a board of governors which consists of representatives from the five denominational groups which give us major support.) Social Renewal "We understand ourselves primarily as a ministry of social renewal involving social action, community action and community services." Father Ryan listed some specific projects that Ministries is concerned with: community information and referral, group housing, work with low-income black and white families to help them adjust to re,sponsibility as home-owners for the first time, and finding adequate housing for those in substandard housing. "The ministry is in touch and working closely with three neighborhood opportunity, (anti-poverty), centers in Gordon Heights, Central Islip and Brentwood," Father Ryan continued. "We also have a close working relationship with the departments of the student union at Stony Brook and Suffolk County Community Colle~es:' he added.

NARRAGANSETT (NC)-Drother Gabriel Moran, F.S.C., was elected provincial superior of the Christian Brothers' Long Island路 New England province, which has headquarters here in Rhode Island. , I He succeeds Brother Joseph Finnegan, who held the office nine years. The province conducts high schools in 路the Boston archdiocese and the Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, Providence, Norwich and Manchester dioceses. Brother Moran ateended Catholic elementary and high schools in his native Manchester, ,N.H., and studied for a year at the Univer~ity of'New Hampshire before joining the Brothers in 1955.

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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs., April 9, 1910

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By Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Kennedy

ST. JOSEPH, NEW BEDFORD The Couples Club will sponsor a May Frolic from 8 to midnight Saturday, May 16 in the church hall. A buffet will be served and prizes awarded. Tickets are available from Mrs. Leon Branchaud, telephone 995-6413 and from Bourassa's Hardware Store. ST. JOSEPH, FALL RIVER A Portuguese dinner will be served Saturday evening, April 25, by the Men of St. Joseph. This will be the second in a series of national menus. Tickets are available from club members, at Bernie's Cleansers or at the rectory. The Women's Guild will meet at 7:45 tonight in the school hall. A family day of, recollection open to parish~oners and nonparishioners will be held Sunday, April 19, at Round Hill Center for Renewal. Reservations may be made at the rectory and will close Sunday, April 12. ST.. JOHN OF GOD, SOMERSET, A penance celebration for first communicants and their parents will be held at 6 Wednesday, evening, April 22 in the church. SACRED HEART, FALL RIVER The Women's Guild' will sponsor .a dinner-dance on Saturday, April 18 in' the lower school hall. Bob St. Amour will furnish music an<! a hot buffet will be served. .The CYO will sponsor a dance from 8 to 11 Saturday night, April 11 in the school hall. Those wishing to help set up for the event are asked to come at 1 Saturday' afternoon. ' SlI'. LOUIS OF FRANCE, SWANSJEA Mrs. Wiliam Reed, Fall River art teacher and fashion illustrator, will present a portable art , show at the regular meeting of Ste. 'Anne's Sodality scheduled at 8 on Wednesday night, April 15. in the church hall. Mrs. Roger Robillard and Mrs. John.. McCarraher, cochairmen, have announced that a. rummage sale, under the sponsorship of St. Anne's Sodality from fl-9 on Friday evening, April 24 and from 9-noon on Saturday morning; April 25. For pick-up service, contributors may call Mrs. Normand Dube, Mrs. Reginald Pelle-' tier, Mrs. Eva Laliberte, Mrs. Raymond Levesque or Mrs. Edmond P. Trembley. ST. PATlRICK'S SOMERSET The ,annual ,Communion breakfast of the Women's Guild will be served after the 8 o'clock ' Mass on Sunday morning, April 12 'in the Somerset Lodge. Reservations for the Spring Social and Smorgasbord planned for April 19 will close on Sunday, April 12.


.. Jim Haskins is an Alabama-born Negro who now teaches fifth grade in a New York City school. What his task is like, he conveys in Dairy of a Harlem Schoolteacher (Grove Press, 80 University Place" New York, N.Y.' 10003. $4:95), which has' entries Their preparation -for school from the beginning to the is, therefore, utterly inadequate, close of one school year and their behavior in school is (1967-8). The 1,000 children not ·conducive to their learning. in the school (a new building, Fights, Rackets by the way) who are black or SPEAKS TONiGHT: Reverend Pupils show a hostility one itO" Puerto Rican, Thomas J.' Lynch, S.T.L.; conanother. They avoid meaningful, with the former organized play. Fights are for- sultant to American Bishops' making .up 98 ever breaking' out, and can be Committee on Canonical Affairs per cent of 'the fierce. Various rackets go on and former Canon Law Society .school popula-' among the children, such as ex- of America president will speak tion. .Most are tortion. tonight. for Attleboro' Q,istrict from families Decorations and bulletin }Serra Club, meeting at Brook well below the 'boards are torn down. The school Manor, North Attleboro. Profederal poverty is broken info, and vandalism i i.s gram 'will begin at 8, and pubincmne level. The perpetrated, again and again.' neighborhood is In sum, Mr. Haskins gives us a lic is invited. badly run down, horrific picture of a system and is infested which is tipping into chaos. This Traditionalists Try with drug ad. dicts. Residents 'drink " on the conditio~ is not peculiar to New streets, and sometimes offer York. It is approximated or ap- J'o Occupy Church drinks to teacher's as, they leave proaching in a great number of CICERO (NC)-Four men have ! school. Shouting and fighting are American cities. been arrested here in Illinois and generally going on. American Society charged with intimidation after Until the end of the school th~y tried to occupy St. ValenJohn W. Aldridge, author of year in question" there was no tine church' in protest' over playground connected with the In the Country of the Young changes in the liturgy. school. The children played in (Harper's Magazine Press. $5), is The four men told Cicero po,the street, and all too often one . professor of English at the Uni-' or another was run down by a versity of Michigan, hence pre- lice that they were members of sumably acquainted at first hand the Society of Mary and Joseph, car. with the young. He is also a lit- a group they' described as "a Attack Teachers There was tension, sometimes erary critic of high caliber, hente Catholic action society" attempting to prevent the "chaos" in hostility, between' black and well versed in cultural ,matters. His new book is a critique of ' the Church allegedly caused by white teachers. Decentralization of the school system was being American society as it has devel- increasing liberalism. debated at the time. This polar- oped in the last 25 or 30 years Police reported that a Sister ized the teachers racially,' with and an attempt to' explain and from. the parish called them 'prescribe for the genera,.tion gap the whites fearing that decentralafter the four tried to take over , ization would mean their losing of which we hear so much. Mr. Aldrigde's argument is ex- the church and had surrounded their jobs. Angry confrontations tended, intricate, flecked with St. Valentine's pastor, Father were followed by icy silences. Richard Podgorski. 'No damage Pup i I s sometimes attacked wit, fired with indignation, some- was reported. times convincing, sometimes alteachers, striking" or beating In New York, Father Gommar them. Mr. Haskins speaks of one most preposterous. It does stimboy in his room (fifth grade) ulate thought, and should spark A. DePauw, leader of the, Catholic Traditionalist Movement who was armed with a knife plenty' of discussion. urged priests and laymen 'to joi~ which, he said his mother gave him in protesting the new order him, with the suggestion that if Serran~ of the Mass. He urged a counthe teacher touched him, he ter-reformation to combat use should "wait until you turn Continued from Page, One of the new liturgy,' ,which went around and then stick you." Taunton: Willam P. CaUahiui. into 'effect in many American In Wretched Condition Attleboro: John J. Carty. dioceses on Palm Sunday. Absenteeism was common New Bedford: Vincent T. Hemamong the teachers. There was ingway. ' a stea..dy cycle of teachers leavTuition Eased Wives of the members have ing and replacements" coming in. been invited to attend the annual NEWARK (NC) Regional The supportive services (such as high school tuition rates in the guidance) w ere undependable Spring concla've. Newark Archdiocese,' recently with urgent cases getting no raised from ,$350 to' $600, have attention for weeks and months. Mt. Carmel Girls been modified ,to help. parents of :, The sellool, although new, was The, Mt. Carmel CYO Gi~ls larger families. Parents with in wretched condition. Needed repairs were not made'. Whatever , basketball team of New Bedford more than one child in' high the head custodian "can save in has been crowned queen of the school at the same time will be repair bills goes into his pocket Junior girls' league with a 14-2 giVen an automatic reduction of record. Olga Sardinha - led the $200 for the second child; $400 » * » Custodians make more money than a principal and two team in, scoring with 195 points for, the third and $600 for the closed the season as league <fourth .where there is financial teachers combined; some make and runn'er-up in scoring. ' need. as high as $40,000 a year." Nm-cotlcs, Numbers , The children reflect their home and neighborhood background. One boy in Mr. Haskins' room ; in the had ~ record of being in school only 36 days in four years. Providence Pupils' absenteeism is'· due not ; of only to sickness" but also to Saint Mary-of.. the~Woods parental whim or neglect. to the lack of supervision or interest Indiana ' I on the part of elders. This program offers a diversity of activities which Theirs is a world of narcotics, enables a young woman interested' in .serving God numbers, drunkenness, conflict, and others to study and to experience close shock. Across the street from the contact with Sisters in religious life. school an exhibitionist performed ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP invites interested high in his window daily. Repeated school seniors, wo~en wor~ing toward a college calls to the police brought hardly degree, and those Involved In the business world. any response and no solution. For more information please contact the: "Many ghetto children do not I SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE Imow what a pencil is until they come to school," Mr.' Haskins St. Raphael Provincial House reports. "They may have' never 147 Madison Street seen their mo~her or father use Fall River, Mass. 02720 ..................... one."



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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, HYANNIS Members of, the Women's Guild will conduct a giant rummage sale from 10 to 2:30 Saturday morning, April· 25 in the parish center. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. Clean, mended and usable items may be left at the center, in the lower church hall or at the home of Mrs. Barbara F~nn, 76 Pine Street, Hyannis. For pick-up service, donors may contact Mrs. Marie Cheney, telephone 7755478. ST. LOUIS, FALL RIVER Plans are being completed for a wig fashion~show to be sponsored by the Home-School Association at 7:30 Wednesday night, April 15 at White's restaurant. No tickets will be available. at the door and reservations should be made with Mrs. Thomas Correira, telephone 3-2074, Mrs. Avelino Mendes, 3-9449, or Mrs. Lawrence Moniz, 3-6824. John Assad will be commentator for the show. ' The unit also plans a dinner dance Saturday night, May 9 in the hall. Pete Vincent, hypnotist, will provide entertainment. ST. JOHN BAPTIST, CENTRAL VILLAGE A public whist will be sponsored by the Women's Guild at 8 Saturday night, April 11, in the parish hall. Miss Sophie Olivera will be chairman. . ST. THERESA, SAGAMORE, The Women's Guild will hold Neighbors' Night at 8 Wednesday night, April 15 in the church hall on Main Street. Invitations have been extended to members of area women's groups. A musical program will be presented by students of Sacred Hearts Sem' ., inary, Wareham. MT. CARMEl., NEW BEDFORD The PTA will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 on Sunday night, April 12 in the school. The meeting will feature a film on the causes, treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency, entitled "The Invisible Child." ,Mr. and Mrs. Louis Costa, Jr. will be in charge of refreshments.

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Hockomock Diamond League Pennan1t Chase Underway If Mother Nature flashes the green light, the Hockomock League will open its 1970 baseball season this after" noon, With pre-season practice sessions being scheduled on a day-to- day b~sisand many non-league games cancelled because of poor playing conditions, most Hock- the diocese's three representa- Mansfield; North Attleomock clubs will enter to- tives boro and Oliver Ames of North day's contests with little or Easton.

no actual game experience under their belts. Consequently, the schools with the most experienced performers are being touted as the "teams to beaL" Franklin and Canton which have an abundance of talented returnees, are expected to provide the major opposition for the rest of the loop. Either is capable of running away from the rest of the pack, but it is the contention of most Hockomock followers that the race will be extremely close with at least five clubs capable of besting Franklin and Canton. Among the five challengers are

In Mansfield, Coach Jack Dunn will rest title hopes on good defense and timely hitting. The Green Hornets will go with Jim McCauley on the mound today against North Attleboro in the league opener. McCauley is a big fastball pitcher who likes to mix up his offerings. Beyond McCauley, Coach Dunn has an untried mound staff. Aspirants include Les Epstein, the club's starting shortstop; Jackie Auld who is also battling for the first baSe job; Al Salachi and Jim Woodlock. Salachi may be used at first when he is not toiling on the mound.

Three Area Clubs in Thick of Race Senior co-captain Bill Shaw is slated for the field post with junior Gary Eagan working to his right. The third outfield position probably will not be settled fOf a few weeks. Coach Dunn plans to use John Kelley, Charlie Zaffini and Ben Haskell on an alternating basis until one of the trio establishes superiority. Lou Certuse is the club's starting third baseman but, because of an injury, may have to be moved to second. Veteran Antone Florencio will once again handle the catching chores. The senior co-captain is a hard working youngster who will be called upon to lead the team defensively. Coach Dunn has to be optimistic about his club's chances in the title race, but his optimism is somewhat guarded because of the Hornets' limited pitching staff. If the pitching comes through, the big Green will definitely be in contention, all the way. Over in North Attleboro, the situation is reversed. Coach Bob Guthrie has a trio of pitchers who can put 'North at the top of the pile, come June.

Ace of the staff is senior Rollie Provost who finished last year with a 5-3 record. Considering that the Red- Rocketeers had an over-all 8-8 loop record, PrQvost has to be considered one of the premier hurlers in the league. Two victories last season came on no-hitters. Junior Jim Connelly and sophomore Don Anderson,' both of whom saw varsity action a year ago, are ready to prove they too can win in the tough Hockomock. Co-captains Darryl Northup and Bob Cambridge will patrol left and center field for' the Rocketeers with either Bob Ward or Ernie Soullier in right field. Cambridge is also a possibility at first. If Cambridge plays the out~ field, then Chet - Bodinski will be used at first. Doug DiNardo and Mike Kapitan, in all probability, will be at second and third in today's opener. Coach Guthrie has been trying Paul Tetreault , Jim Shaw and Bruce McLean at shortstop. It appears as though Tetreault has the edge but he will have to work hard to hold the post. I

Down-to-the-Wire Finish Forecast The all-important catching position will be handled by freshman Jim Bodinski. The youngster, who has been ~very impressive in pre-season work-outs, appears to have all the necessary tools of a fine catcher. Last season Xapitan did the catching but with Bodinski entrenched behind the plate, Coach Guthrie has been able to move the versatile senior to third, bolstering the infield defensively. If North has a weakness this Spring it probably is its offensive attack. Paul Tetreault is the only returnee who hit better than .300 last year. North will have to get better hitting if it expects to finish at the top of the Hockomock standings; Last Spring's second place fin-


isher, Oliver Ames: will be out to improve a 9-7 record and hopefully overtake defending champion Franklin. The Tigers have five retu~ning veterans around whom Coach Bob Wooster will build his aggregation. Senior John Coe will start his third season behind the plate to receive the slants of ace pitcher John Miller. The co-captain hurler, who compiled a 5-1 league record last year, is looked to for an even stronger compaign. Miller, a southpaw, will share the mound with lefty Peter Rockwell and Bill Clay. The latter will play first base when not pitching. Rich Bodio will start at second replacing his older brother, Bill, who gradu-



Career' in Accounting Holy 'FQ,mily Grad's Goal By' Luke Sims

-Tom Healy is an articulate young man who has a fascination for figures. His six sisters have nothing to do with his obsession. Tom is a "number nut" who would rather curl up with a good math problem than a bestselling novel. To satisfy his "thirst for the digits", Healy entered Bentley College last September to pursue a career in accounting. Upon his graduation three years from now, the New Bedford native hopes "to enter the accounting field and eventually work for a major corporation." Between math problems, Tom managed to find enough time to help spark the Falcon freshmen basketball team to fine 10-4 record. The 5-11 first year man poured in the points at a rate of seven per game and was considered one of the team's leading ball handlers and playmakers. Tom was a member of championship Holy Family basketball squads throughout his high school athletic career and further proved his athletic prowess as a standout performer on the Blue Wave's young soccer team during his senior year. Aspires to Varsity The New Bedford teenager is eagerly looking forward to next season when he hopes to gain a berth on Coach Al Shield's varsity. Unlike his high school days when she was a two-sport standout, Healy has limited his athletic activity to one sport incollege. He hopes to make the most of it. Healy, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Healy, 95 Chestnut Street, and is the only son in a family of seven. The Healys are communicants of St. Lawrence Parish. Older sister Ann Marie is a housewife, Mary Jane and Dorothy are out of school, twins Martha and Marsha are students ated last June. On the left side of the infield, Coach Wooster plans to use veteran Dale Guglia at short and Jim Becker at the hot corner. In the outfield, the Tigers will go with Rockwell in left, -cocaptain Brad Norman in center and Paul Calerses in right. Norman is rated as one of' the league's top prospects both offensively and defensively. It will be the stickwork of Norman and the pitching of Miller that could propel Oliver Ames into first place by the end of the campaign. According to Coach Wooster, the league race could duplicate last year's battle when Franklin won the title with a 12-4 record, Oliver Ames and Canton tied for second with 9-7 marks and four clubs finished with 8-8 records. The Hockomock race will defi, nitely be a wide open affair.



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