Protestant· Leaders for School Aid PROVIDENCE (NC)-Nine Protestant church leaders have issued a statement urging "the Protestant community to stop acting as though its only concern was the destruction of the Roman Catholic school system and starting acting in trust toward our Roman Catholic brethren." The Protestant churchmen suggested to the R. I. General Assembly that public funds could "become available for the education of all the children within the state" in' accordance with the U. S. Constitution. In Boston, meanwhile, Rev. Paul L. Sturges, executive minister of the Massachusetts Baptist Convention, told the State Legislature: "We cannot oppose 'I< * >I< public monies being used for the support of non-public or religious schools, provided that the leaders of schools seeking such
Cha rities ApP'ea I Initial Phase Is Underway A dedicated volunteer group of Special Gift solicitors, numbering over 600, is in the midst of the first phase of the Catholic Charities Appeal which ends Saturday, May 3. Over 2,225 contacts will be made with professional, business, fraternal and industry leaders who have been' afforded the opportunity of contributing to 31 agencies of the Catholic Diocese of Fall River' which render social and charitable ser· vices for all people of the community. Attorney James H. Smith of Falmouth, Appeal Lay Chairman said today: "The first returns of Special Gifts are heartening. This indicates a cordial reception to the solicitors and a generous response to the needs of charity by the donors." Atty. Smith noted that every year the generosity of the do'''''''''''''"''''''"'''I1II'''U''''''''''"II'''' 1111111111111110'"
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4. The special gift solicitors, making returns speedily, hope to have their contacts made and their returns filed at their respective area headquarters by Saturday, May 3. The slogan of the 1969 Appeal is: "Every gift makes a difference." The solicitors find this theme appealing to the contributors thus far approached in the Special Gifts campaign. Each gift counts to the thousands of people who are helped in the 31 appeal services. Efforts for an increase in giving must be made to meet ris,ing maintenance costs and to provide new services to be started by the Most Rev. James L. Connolly, honorary chairman, who is planning a new St. Vincent's Home in fall River, a functioning Nazareth School for the exceptional 'children in Attleboro, a new camp in Mashpee for the Turn to Page Fourteen
support are willing to accept the obligation involved in the acceptance." The Rhode Island Protestanf leaders said their statement was made "to deny any impression that Protestants are united in
their opposition" to a bill in the State General Assembly, which would provide salary supplements to non-public school teachers. Under the bill, the state would pay about one-third of the sal-
aries of non-public schoo! teachers of exclusively secular subjects. Father Edward W. K. Mullen, superintendent of Providence's financially troubled Catholic school system, believes passage of the bill will slow
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QUINCY (NC)-A rift between a Wollaston pastor and the religious community which staffs an elementary parochial school may result in the closing of the educational institution-a result that has municipal officials-and, particularly Mayor -J. Vincent Smyth -screaming. The city fathers are taking no sides in the tilt between Msgr. Walter J. Leach and the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. The Mayor's concern is for
the financial and educational crisis if the 900-pupil school
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closes. The Mayor's feeling is indicated by his request for an immediate meeting with Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston. The future of the school has been in doubt since late December, when the nuns notified Supt. of Schools Dr. Lawrence P. ICreedon that they would be leaving at the end of the current academic year. Supt. Creedon said the nuns told him the reason they were leaving was "the lack of coopTurn to Page Fourteen
New Unity Moderator The Most Reverend Bishop today appointed Rev.· Cornelius J. O'Neill, assistant pastor of S1. ,Pall! Church, Taunton, as the Moderator of the Diocesan Commission for Christian Unity. Father O'Neill succeeds the Rt. Rev. Henri A. Hamel, pastor of St. Jean-Baptiste Church, Fall River, who has served as chairman of the commission and who will remain a member of the same group. The Taunton priest was ordained a priest on June 3, 1950. He is the son of the late Patrick J. and Sarah J. (Coogan) O'Neill and the brother of Rev. Patrick J. O'Neill, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools. A graduate of Sacred Heart
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School in Fall River and of Msgr. James Coyle High School in Taunton, he studied for the priesthood at St. Charles Seminary in Catonsville, Md. and St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. Ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Connolly, then auxiliary bishop of Fall .River, he has since served at St. Margaret Church, Buzzards Bay; Sacred Heart Church, Oak Bluffs; Holy Ghost Church, Attleboro; St. Joseph Church, Taunton; and St. Augustine Church, Vineyard Haven. Father O'Neill is also the Taunton Area Moderator of the DCCW; the Taunton Moderator of the Particular Council of St. Vincent de Paul; Pro-Synodal Judge of the Matrimonial Tribunal; and Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal.
Chaplain Chief Backs Vietnam Policy SEATTLE (NC)-"This world is not now and never will be a flower garden," Msgr. (Maj. Gen.) Francis Sampson, Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army, told 400 delegates at the Military Chaplains Association convention here. "War goes on continually," he added "wars· against individuals, against forces of injustice, against forces of graft and against forces of corruptions. Although we don't like to fight, this is all the more reason we don't lie down and let these forces take over." The monsignor said "I'm satisfied the Vietnam War is a just policy." In an interview, he praised today's military men and compared them to the soldiers of World War II and Korea. Today's men are better educated, he said, and are "better led," They take to military life "with much less moaning and groaning than did the men during World War II and Korea."
Msgr. Sampson declared: "Chaplains are neither drum beaters for the service, nor recruiters. We are not designated as national policy exponents and we're not propaganda agents. We're chaplains because we want to give men the opportu-
See Serra Story - Page Three nity for free exercise of their religion," he said. Msgr. Sampson said the dissidence of today's youth is nothing new. "We've always had a violent segment relating to the military establishment," he said, recalling desertions during the Revolu-
Ordination The Most Reverend Bish· op has announced that at the ordination to the priesthood which will take place in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, on Saturday, May 3, all priests who are present at the ceremony may celebrate the Mass with the Bishop and the six newlyordained priests. Those who concelebrate are asked to bring amices, albs, cinctures and stoles and will concelebrate from their places in the Cathedral.
tionary, Civil and Spanish American Wars. "Sometimes there weren't enough men left in an outfit to fight a battle." "But," he added, "I can't conceive of today's dissidents representing any sizeable proportion of their age groups, because today's men in ojJr services adapt them selves so well." Highlight of the four-day convention was presentation of the National Citizenship Award to Turn to Page Fourteen
down, though not halt, the retrenchment of parochial schools in Rhode Island. The statement of the nine Protestant clergymen followed one by Episcopal Bishop John S. Higgins of Rhode Island, longtime opponent of aid to parochial schools. Bishop Higgins said the salary supplement bill is "immoral" legIslation, because some private schools it would benefit do not need assistance, noting there are about six private schools in Rhode Island that are financially independent and would not need state funds. "We believe the argument being raised about the 'Immorality' of teacher-support to certain 'rich' private schools to be nothing more than a 'red herring. '" the nine Protestant leaders stressed. They also took issue with another argument made by some Turn to Page Fifteen
30 Philosophers Deplore Church Unity Thr'eat NEW YORK (NC)-Thirty Catholic philosophers attending the American Catholic Philosophical Association's annual meeting here have issued a statement pledging their allegiance to the Pope and deploring what they described as current threats to Church unity. The statement said: "We reaffirm our allegiance to the Pontiff. We support h.im in his efforts to bring about internal peace in the Church and to promote a greater degree of orderly freedom. "Despite the present turmoil, we are confident about the final outcome. The oldest institution of the Western world may be undergoing a crisis, but we do not believe it is destined to succumb to current ephemeral winds of doctrine or to a rebellious minority of its children." The signers are convinced that Pope Paul is trying to expand freedom within the Church and added that such an effort is "imperiled by disruptive forces." The four past presidents 'who signed the statement are: Father Leo R. Ward, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame; Dr. Vincent E. Smith of Columbia University; Dr. Francis E. McMahon, lecturer in Philosophy at. Roosevelt University in Chicago and Dr. Vernon Bourke ofSt. Louis University.
Conference President Says Meeting, Positive, Realistic HOUSTON (NC)-At the closing session of their semiannual meeting here, the U. S. bishops approved issuance at the earliest possible date of a statement reaffirming their commitment to retain priestly celibacy and restated with "strong conviction and growing concern our opposition Dearden of Detroit, National to abortion." The bishops Conference of Catholic Bishops president, was asked at a closalso urged Congress to ex- ing news briefing about the tend the Nation\ll Labor Relations Act to agricultural workers, pointing out the farm workers' strike is now entering its fourth year, and heard Auxiliary Bishop William E. McManus of Chicago discuss Church and education. Cardinal-designate John F.
"tone" of the meeting. He said: "Generally, it has been very positive and I think we can say it has been realistic. Basically we have accomplished most of the things we set ourselves to do." Turn to Page Eighteen
Denies Leading Peace March In Rome·
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969
SAGINAW (NC)-Bishop James A. Hickey, new rector of the North American College in Rome, said in an in-
Diocese of Fall River APPOINTMENT Rev. Cornelius J. O'Neill, assi.stant· pastor of St. Paul Church, Taunton, as Chairman' of the Diocesan Commission for Christian Unity. Appointment effective today. April 24, 1969.
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Association Welcomes Religious Involvement on Negotiatio~s PHILADEJ.'.PHIA (NC) - The president of Philadelphia's Association of 'Catholic Teachers (AFL-CIO) said that his group "eagerly awaits joining with our co-educators in the various religious orders toward achieving th'e goal" of quality education. . Commening on a speech at the National Catholic Educational Association convention in. Detroit by Father Joseph L. Lynn, O.S.F.S., director of education for the Oblate province which staffs Northeast Catholic and Father Judge High Schools here, ACT president John J. Reilly said: .' ".''The, Association' of Catholic Teachers welcomes the statement of. ·F.ather. Lynn. regarding'. the interest of. the ,members' of religious orders in bargaining with
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the archdiocese in relation to their rights as teachers in archdiocesan schools. "Surely, they have rights as professional staff members as well as the basic right of collective bargaining. Plan Ass()ciation "The association has no Tntention of taking away or asking the archdiocese to take away anyone's 'necessary rights'whatever these may be. Rather, we firmly believe that working conditions of professional Religious teachers-with the possible, e~ception of compensation .......should, ,be.,properly.: subject to negotiation. "However,"if,'; as: Father Lynn' states, "his order would withdraw from any school where control passes out of its hands,' it is not clear how this would be consistent with what he calls the 'total commitment of religious. orders.' . "We believe that the schools of the archdiocese should rightly be controlled by the archdiocesan superintendent of schools' office as the proper r~presenta tive of the people of the archdiocese." Father Lynn had said that representatives of 107 different religious communities in the Philadelphia area plan to form an association which will "demand to sit at the bargaining table" during negotiations between ACT and the archdiocese.
Minn. Court Fines Mass Demonstrator MINNEAPOLIS (NC)-Donald Olson of Minneapolis has been convicted of breach of the peace for having interrupted a Mass at Resurrection Church here last October. . Municipal Judge John W. Hanson fined him. $100, then stayed the sentence 10 days to permit an appeal. Olson, who is not a Catholic, had called' out and remained standing during the service when others sat. He was one -of 32 persons who had gone to the church to attempt to start a "dialogue." All but one left the church after the sermor. .
Necrology MAY 2 Rt. Rev. M. P. Leonidas Lariviere, 1963, Pastor, St. Jean Baptiste, Fall River. MAY 6 Rev. Thomas P. Elliott, 1905, Founder, St. Mary, Mansfield.
terview here. in Michigan that he did not lead a Rome peace march of North American College students during Holy Week. The march took place almost immediately after the former Saginaw auxiliary bishop was named to head the school. Bishop Hickey was identified in some pictures as the, priest at the head of the peace march. He admitted, however, that he was among those who completed the 15-mile hike. Bishop Hickey said he had , nothing to do with the organization of the peace march. He also contended that to refer to the pilgrimage as a peace march is erroneous, at least in the sense understood in the United States. "It was a thoroughly religious thing," Bishop Hickey said, "an event that occurs every year. It is called 'The Waik of the Seven Ch'urches' and dates back to St. Philip Neri in the 16th century. The students chose to make the BIBLICAL MONUMEP'lIT: Manuscript of 1,47.2 pages, all single walk a penitential event this spaced, almost hides author Robert C. Broderick. His "Encyclo- year. pedic Subject Index of the Bible" covers 13,000 subjects and contains three-quarters of a million citations. It is Broderick's 14th Bests Opposition book, compiled at his hOllie in Brookfield, Wis. His-wife, Virginia, He is the wisest and happiest artist and designer, is well known to readers of the Catholic man, who, by constant attention Press for her paintings, drawing and art work. NC Photo. of thought discovers the greatest opportunity of d01ng good, and breaks through every opposition that he may improve these, opportunities. -Doddridge.
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VATICAN CITY (NC) - Pope Paul has praised members of the National Council of Churches of the United States for their cooperation with Catholics to resolve "war and violence, the conflict between the races and between the rich and the poor. "You no doubt are aware that the witness of your ecumenical spirit, attitudes and activities is not confined to your own country," the Pope had told the Protestant leaders at a special audience. .
He said that "ecumenical promise" in the United States has made churchmen "more ready to face the grave problems that lie in our way." Bishop Mathews noted that "these major problems are neither only Roman Catholic, nor are they only Protestant: "In the ecumenical movement of our national life, we find ourselves being drawn together to deal with problems too vast for any of our churches to face alone," Bishop Mathews
"The relations between Roman Catholics and Protestants in the United States have, in many ways; implications for the general ecumenical and-we would add - missionary movements throughout the world." A statement prepared by Methodist Bishop James K. Mathews from Boston, chairman for the Consultation on Church Union, was read at the audience'.
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, May 1 Ordination SEATILE (NC)-Bishop-designate Cornelius M. Power of Yakima, Wash., will be ordained at St.' James Cathedral here in Washington on May 1.
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GASTONIA (NC)-Business has improved 25 per cent since the Center Theater in this North Carolina community here told its patrons to "put up or shut up"-put up their money for family-type films or shut up about the showing of movies containing sex and violence. RL. the experiment series ends May "Sonny" Baker Jr., owner of 20.He pointed out that as a citithe Center and Webb Thea- zen of the community he must ters, recently ran an advertise路 ment in the local newspapers explaining that "we have received complaints about no family-type movies." He booked a series of unobjectionable films, every one of which "is fine entertainment for the entire family." "If you want to see sex and voiolence," Baker said in the ad, "then you will have to watch TV or go to some other theater." The Center Theater is now half-way through the 60-day experiment, and gross receipts show an increase. Patrons definitely have responded favorably to Baker's challenge: "Now show us if you are willing to buy family-type movies instead of sex and violence." Not Enough But the 25 per cent increase is not enough to impress the movie companies, Baker said. "We need to double the business of what we usually do," he said, if the film producers are to be convinced that the current trend of sex and violence in movies is not appreciated by patrons. Baker said he will continue showing family-type films after
respect the attitudes of the community. Too often, Baker said, there are theaters owned by out-of-town persons who do not care what is shown, just so long as a good profit is made. No Complaint Although Baker's ad was right to the' point, he did not receive any complaints from patrons. ",They needed an eye-opener," Baker said. "The people needed something like this." The movie fare at the Center has included "Hello Down There" and "My Side of the Mountain," which was held over because of good business. Future bookings include Walt Disney's "Smith" and "African Safari."
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969
Msur. Sampson, Army ChaplaIns ChIef ~'. To Address New Bedford Serrans Maj. Gen. Francis L. Sampson, chief of chaplains of the United States Armyand only the third Catholic chaplain to hold the post in the, 194-year .history of the Army - will be guest speaker Monday night at a Teenage-Curates Night sponsored by the New Bedford Chapter of Serra International. The dinner meeting is scheduled for 6 P.M. at Stang High chief of chaplains in January School. Cur ate s from 1966 and was promoted to the throughout the diocese are rank of Brigadier General the invited to the evening sesfollowing month. sion. Also invited are present and past chaplains of any of the military seFviqJs. They are asked to inform NealF. Wall, 36 Laurel Street, Fairhaven, if, they will attend. The teenagers are being invited by Serra club members. Approximately 200 are expected. Msgr. Sampson, a native of Cherokee, Iowa, is a 1937 graduate of Notre Dame University. He prepared for the priesthood at St. Paul's Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., and was ordained for the Des Moines, Iowa Diocese on June I, 1941. He was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in, the Army Chaplain Corps in 1942 and on June 6, 1944, he jumped with his paratroop outfit, the IOlst Airborne Division, as the invasion of Normandy began. Won DSC It was during the Normandy invasion that he volunteered to remain with 14 wounded men when American troops pulled back from counterattacking Germans~ He was wounded there and the incident won for him the nation's second highest military award, the Distinguished Service Cross. . After being returned to England temporarily, he rejoined the troops and jumped again, into Holland. On Dec. 19, 1944, he was captured by the Germans
COLOMBO (NC) - The head of the Anglican Church in Ceylon has offered prayers for Pope Paul VI in the "stress and strain" faced by the Catholic Church today. Writing in the Ceylon Churchman, official organ of his church, Bishop Harold de Soysa of Colombo noted that the other churches throughout the world regard "the present difficulties" of the Catholic Church with understanding and sympathy. Bishop de Soysa said the stress and strain in the Catholic Church was to be expected in view of the whole process of ST. PAUL (NC)-The "fair bus" aggiornamento and of reform bill has been recommended for and renewal inaugurated' by passage by voice vote in both Pope John at the Second Vatithe Senate and House education can Council. committees of the Minnesota The bishop added: "We too Legislature. KEARNY (NC)-The 44-memoffer our prayers for. our brethBoth committees added amend- ren in the Roman Catholic ber Newark Archdiocesan Senments which would make the Church, and especially for His ate of Priests unanimously bill effective July I, but not re- Holiness the' Pope and all in au- adopted a resolution at its quire full implementation until thority in that Church, that they monthly meeting here calling Aug. 15, 1970. may be led by God the. Holy for the establishment of, a parThe amended bills would re- Spirit at this time into the' way ish council in all parishes. quire that school districts which in which God is leading them The resolution also asked provide busing for public school through the many controversies Archbishop Thomas A. Boland students do the same for non-' and problems they now face." to "strongly recommend" the public students within the disestablishment of such councils trict. The legislation would not "to promote mutual coordination be applicable to extracurricular Fini!llh Translation of various lay associations and activities. enterprises." Of Old Testament Prior to the committee votes, Adoption of the resolution WASHINGTON (NC) - The came as delegates from parishes House committee chairman Roy Schulz said he would not bring first ecumenical modern English throughout the archdiocese are the tuition reimbursement bill translation of the Old Testament in the process of electing lay up for a vote unless the Senate from the original languages has representatives to an archdioceeducation committee passes it, reached- completion, with the san pastoral council now in the or its authors "come up with a publication 'of Volume II, Samuel process .of formation. to Macabees, of the five-volume tax bill" to fund its proposals. Organization of the 80-memThat bill seeks state aid to edition of the Confraternity of ber body, being formed on the help pay the cost of "secular" Christian Doctrine Bible. suggestion of the Senate of Volumes I, III, and IV of the Priests, is to be completed this subjects taught in nonpublic Old Testament were published Spring. schools. previously; Volume V, the New Testament, will be released by Iowa College Honors late summer of this year, ac- Pope Paul Appoints cording to a CCD spokesman. Judge Otto Kerner The project was begun in 1945. Polish Auxiliary The new translation was DUBUQUE (NC)-Otto Kerner, VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope Judge of the U. S. Court of Ap- prompted by the recommenda- Paul VI has named Father Edpeals and former governor of tions of Pope Pius XII in his 'en- mond Ilcewicz to be auxiliary Illinois, has been named recipi- cyclical Divino Afflante Spiritu. bishop of Lublin, Poland. ent of the Loras College 1969 With this encouragement, the Father Ilcewicz was born John Fitzgerald Kennedy Award, Bishops' Committee of the CCD April 12, '1924. He attended the presented annually to "an out- decided to sponsor a路 translation Lublin seminary and the Cathostanding American," in honor of of the Bible from the orginal lic University of Lublin, where the late president. languages or the oldest extant he received a degree in canon Kerner, who served as chair- form of the text. law. man of the U. S. National AdThe translation also was to He was ordained in 1948, and visory Commission on Civil Dis- take into account the advances recently was an official of the orders, will receive the award at in ancient language research and Lublin diocesan tribunal and recthe June 1 commencement exer- improved methods of examining tor of the Church of the Holy Spirit. <:ises. the texts.
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MSGR. F. L. SAMPSON at Bastogne, Belgium, and was imprisoned in Stalag II-A, north of Berlin near the Baltic Sea. At his own request, he was permitted to stay in this enlisted men's prison rather than being transferred to one for officers. Following his liberation from the prison camp in April 1945, he returned to the United States and was assigned as chaplain at Dowling High School in Des Moines. Served in Korea Returning to the military in. 1946, Father Sampson served at bases in the United States before going' to Korea with the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He jumped with tne 187th at Sunchon, during the unit's battle to rescue American prisoners of war and to cut off the North Korean avenue of escape. In July 1962, Father Sampson was assigned to Germany, where he served as a vicar delegate, of Europe, the representative of Francis Cardinal Spellman in religious matters dealing with military personnel. Honorary Doctorates In Heidelberg, Germany, In January, 1963, he was invested as a domestic prelate. Cardinal Spellman presided at the ceremonies. He was appointed deputy
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-!hurs. Apr. 24, 1969
Name Prevostit'e David Poisson As Outstall1ding State Teenager; To Enter National Co~petition
The New England Congress of Religious Education will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Hartford under the auspices of Archbishop John F. Whealon, D.O., according to announcement made by the Rev. Augustine H. Giusani, Archdiocesan CCD Director. The Congress, being held for the 23rd consecutive year, is being planned by the Diocesan CCD Directors of the II Dioceses of the New England Region, and is sponsored by the Archbishop and Bishops of that Region. Dates for the convocation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 through 24 and it will be held on the campus of the University of Hartford on Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford. Varied Program Over 5000 people are expected to attend a widely varied program of some 30 seminars and workshops featuring outstanding speakers in the field of religious education. The Congress will appeal to parents, clergy, religious, college students and seminarians, religious educators and parish council members. Further information will be available shortly from the Diocesan CCD Office at 446 Highland Avenue, Fall River.
A Spring talent show at 7:30 Wedrlesday night, May 7 in Blessed Sacrament hall will bertefit the memory ,book of St. Joseph's High School in Fall River. Songs and skits will be on the agenda, reports our Anchor .gal, Anne 'Braga. Dances I are big as harbingers of Stang scientists plan a field ' t r i p to the IBoston Science Mu. Sprmg, tOO. Sacred Hearts, seum and another to the OceanFall River, Prevost High, al- ographic Ipstitute in Woods so Fall River, and Stang in North Dartmouth, all had affairs last Friday, with The Kidds, the In Corporation and the Tangerine Zoo as the musicmakers. And at Prevost David Poisson has been named as Outstanding Teenager of Massachusetts. He'll receive a trop.hy from Governor Sargent and will continue to competition with other state winners. Also in the line of awards is the announcement of the annual Firestone Scholarship winners. They include Thomas R. Barnes, Prevost, and Carol Ann Kramer, Holy Family High, New Bedford. Both received certificates of merit and savings bonds for use in furthering their college educations. The, two are among 141 recipients of such awards throughout the country. Daughters Win "The daughters won victoriously," reports Denise Berube of Dominican Academy's motherdaughter basketball game. She doesn't mention the score, Tact? Also at DA, seniors heard a talk on marriage by Mrs. Robert Griffin, a Pan-American Day was sponsored by the World Culture Club, and business' students toured a local bank.
Hole. President of the' science club is Mark Coholan and the moderator i~ Sister Miriam Julie. And Holy Family's tennis team won i~s first game, against Fairhaven, 3 to 2. President of the unit is Michael Meredith. Prevost *ational Honor Society memb~rs will trek to S~rat ford, Conn., Ithere to view a production of ~hakespeare's "Henry VIII." In 'charge of' arrangements is Dohald Harrison. I College Acceptances AccePtan~es keep coming. PREVOST YCCL: Officers of the Youth Council for Christian Latest: at P1revost, David ,Poisleadership at Prevost High School, Fall River are, from left, son, Dennis Rioux, Ronald Briere, Robert Daigle, Carl Brodeur, Edmund Tremblay, secretary; John Hogan, vice-president; Jim Paul SUllihn, SMTI; Alan Ford, president; Donald Bouchard, treasurer. White, BroWn; Edmond Tremblay, Coast! Guard Academy; Jean Howard, Christine Wilding Students from -most diocesan Charles RoJsseau, Johnson and and Donna Cabral. highs took part in the MassachuWales; Earl~ Flynn, Stonehill. ~ Prevost High School honor setts Student Youth Conference, At Holy Family Edward For- student Stephen Cote has added held Tuesday at Bridgewater Sees Vital Position tin has beenl accepted at Bridge- to his laurels by earning the State College. This year's theme water; Diane Lefevre at Kath- rank of Eagle, Scout. Also at was ' "Student Involvement, For Librarians arine Gibbs; land Wayne Silva at Prevost, students attended a day Rights, Responsibilities." NEW ORLEANS (NC) - The Stonehill. of recollection directed by Rev, newly installed president of the at St. Visitors, visitors. Girls And at Mt. St. Mary's in Fall William Cullen, S.J. of the ConJoseph's High enjoyed a talk Catholic Library Association River, the top 10 seniors have . nolly High School faculty. from Sister Celestine, a student said here librarians are in a been anno~nced. In order, Serra Club members. at Holy at Salve Regina College, who pivotal position in times of inthey're Pat Talbot, 'Valedictorian, Family recently held an open tellectual ferment and social unApne Hefko, Alice' McManus, meeting on the subject of trans- told them of teenage customs in rest. India, including the startling fact Cynthia O'Cbnnell, Jane MeDon- portation, under direction of Sister Helen Sheehan of Trinthat Indian boys and girls never aId, Anne Ilibeau, 'Carol Costa, club president Steven Furtado. talk to each other. -Also at St. ity College, Wasbington, D. C., I And students at Stang High Joseph's was Msgr. Henri A. conducted by the Sisters of are enjoying an occasional cof- Hamel, who blessed school rings Notre Dame lie Namur, who was installed at the closing session of feehouse session in the school for junior class members. the convention, told 800 delecafeteria: Students and friends And Mt. St. Mary was host to gates: "We want to be occupied are invited and program feature more for thb then new United local folk singers, conversation. Mrs. Eva Slane and Doug Mar- with this ferment, this unrest." land, who spoke to senior En"We' have more than a perStates, the eastern bank of the and refreshments. Mississippi River was removed Stangites who've "graduated" glish students on "The Taming -sonal interest in these probfrom the Quebec diocese. In from the TEe weekend have of the Shrew," prepartory to the lems," she continued. "By defi1793, a new Idiocese was formed taken as a project the aiding of 'girls attending a perfOrmance nition, we are entrepreneurs of for Louisian~, taking away the CCD classes for the mentally re- of the play in Beverly next ideas, the middlemen of the intellectual world." western bank of the Mississippi tarded. They saw their efforts month. from Quebec!. come to fruition this month as Finally in 1796, as a result of they acted as sponsors at speOn StageJay's Treat~ between England cial Confirmation ceremonies adFri., Sat., May 2, 3 and the United States which ministered by Bishop Connolly was signed two years ea;lier, the in the school chapel. A' coffee S PERFORMANCES Quebec dioceSe lost its American hour for the youngsters who. posts on th~ Great Lakes. De- were confirmed and their parEves at 8:30 troit was ambng these posts. ents followed the service. Matinee, Fri. May 2 at 4:00 P.M. •I Being Aware Fmal Break Mt. St. Mary's Community of Europeans !probablY first saw the Missouri bank of the Missi- Christian Living has just sponssippi, where St. Louis is 10- soreda "Being Aware" week, cated, in 1'683 when Father with the aim of encouraging stu~.~()Ij) PllHCE Jacques Ma~quette and Lpuis dents to become more aware and Joliet made their way down the appreciative of each other. Girls Mississippi irt a voyage of dis- wore name tags for the week and, participated in various getcovery. I ting-to-know-you activities. The present archdiocese of St. Batflll on Shololl'J "'Ieiehem', stories Louis was fdrmed as a diocese ti-~~==·~-=-~-~-~-~~.~-~~ in 1826, mak'ing the final break NEW RATES!! from its Can~dian ties. 6H~~ JOSE~ 'The gigantic proportions of ... ~ bt lRegu'ar SavIngs 5% the original See of Quebec prevented its bi~hops from visiting, l,.c.~ 90 Day Notice 5 Y2 % all of it. 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Cardinal Roy to Visit fiormer Qu'ebec Archdiocese Outpost ST. LOUIS (NC)-When Maurice Cardinal Roy of Quebec delivers the keynote speech at the National Council of Catholic Men convention here today, he will be the first Quebec prelate to visit an important outpost in the once gigantic Canadian See. The city of St. Louis is named for the French king who is th~ patron of the Quebec archdiocese. This is no mere coincidence. The city of St. Louis was once part of the Quebec archdiocese. History buffs saw Cardinal Roy's visit here as an opportunity to dig into some little known facts about the once far-flung Quebec See. Although St. Louis and Quebec are more than 1,200 miles apart, they were linked together in the archdiocese of Quebec, ol.dest . See-except ~or Mexico Clty-m North Amenca. In the late 1600s, Pope Clement X issued a papal bull declaring that the then new diocese of Quebec was to include all the present and future possessions of France in North America. New France, a~ t~a~ ti!'1e,. extended to th_e MISSISSIPPI River. It s~on expanded to the Gulf of MexIco and to the Rocky Mountains as well as to the Hudson Bay area. New Diocese An effort in Louisiana attempted to dismember the huge diocese, but Bishop De Saint"Vallier, second bishop of Quebec, prevented it. His ecclesiastical empire was not to last long. A century later, in 1784, when an apostolic prefecture was established in BaltiI
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02722. ST. KILIAN, NEW BEDFORD A whist_ party will be held by the Ladies Guild at 7:30 Saturday, April 26 in the school hall on Earle Street. Proceeds will benefit the school fund. Mrs. Joseph Babiarz and Mrs. Herve A. Caron are co-chairmen. Refreshments will be served. ST. JOSEPH. FALL RIVER The Women's Guild will conduct a rummage sale from 10 to 8 tomorrow in the school hall. Donors may leave contributions in the hall from 7 to 9 tonight. A briefing meeting of Catholic Charities collectors will be held at 2 Sunday afternoon, April 27. Volunteers are urged to attend. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Contemporary music wit' tl.ccompany the 5 o'clock Mass Sunday afternoon, April 27. Pre-School religious training will begin its last quarter from 9:45 to 10:45 Sunday morning. Celebration will be the topic for this period. A cake sale will take place at the school from 7:30 till 12:30 Sunday morning, under the .auspices of the school's Civics Club. Proceeds will aid in purchasing altar boys' cassocks and surplices. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER Volunteers are needed for the parish band and are requested to come to weekly rehearsals at 10 Sunday morning in the parish hall. The Council of Catholic Women announces its annual Communion breakfast to follow 8 o'clock Mass Sunday morning, May 4. A Maybasket whist is planned for 7:30 Saturday night, May 10. Holy Rosary Sodality members will hold a Communion breakfast and meeting following 8 o'clock Mass Sunday morning, May 18. Also on May 18, at 1:30 in the afternoon, will be the annual blessing of autos in the church parking lot. ST. MARY·S. TAUNTON New officers of the Women's Guild are Mrs. Edmund J. Fitzgerald, president; Mrs. Robert Hill, vice-president; Mrs. Robert Daley, and Mrs. Edward T. Laughlin, secretaries; Agnes Laughlin, treasurer; Mrs. Charles Grady, auditor. Rev. Norman Ferris is spiritual director for the guild.
Reds Admit Religion 'Not Exterminated' BONN (NC)-In spite of "uncompromising struggles," religion has not yet been "exterminated" in communist Albania, according to the newspaper of the Albanian Communist party, "Zeri i Populit." KNA, the German Catholic news agency, said the paper blamed the survival of religion on the "relaxation" by party activists of "tenacious" and "persistent" attempts to do away with religion in Albania. As an example, the Albanian Communist party organ pointed out that p,arents still have their children bllptized secretly. Moreover, the paper concluded, C,ommunion hosts are being ba~ed in state bakeries clandestinely, and, in smaller towns and villages "religious burials are taking place."
THE ANCHORThurs., April 24, 1969
5 Donato Family of New Bedford Have Seen Much of World in 11 Years of Marriage Taunton DCCW When Anne Thomas of New Bedford and John Donato of Boston were married in St. James Church in New Bedford in 1958, neither expected to turn into a "globe trotter." However, like many young service families today, the Donatos are people on the move. Their son Michael, 9, was born in Evreux, France. Their daughter Rachel, I, was born in Peruand baptized there by Rev. I John J. Lawler, M.M., of New Bedford. Tuesday, the Donatos left for a cross country trip by car to Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota, where John, an Air Force master sergeant, is to be stationed. Last week, sitting ,in the living room of the S. Joseph Thomas home at 166 Aquidneck St.the home of Anne's parents, where the Donatos visit "between assignments"-they talked about their life as modem wanderers. Rather Be Home Anne admits that she'd "rather be home in one spot and have my own home," but indications are she wouldn't have wanted to miss the travels she already has had- and the ones that may be in store in die next five or six years. Their first "real home" was in France. John was an Airman 11c at the time and housing on the Air Force base in Evreux was at a premium. So, the Donatos had to "live on the economy." "At first, it was hard," Anne says. "I wanted to live on the base. But later I realized how lucky we were that things happened as they did. Lots of Americans just stay on the base and when they"leave a country after two or three years, they can't even say 'Thank you'· in the language." That wasn't the case for the Donatos. "We lived in an old chateau," John says. "It was beautiful. There were four or five acres of grounds with apple trees and pears and plums, cherries, filberts and walnuts-they grew everything. A little stream flowed right through the grounds." . One of the biggest adjustments for the young couple, then in their early 20's, was trying to keep warm in cold weather. "Th"ere was a furnace," John says-motioning with his hands in a small - square to indicate the size-,' "to heat the 15 'to 20 roomS. It didn't." "I was wrapped up in a blanket most of the time," Anne says. "But spring and summer were beautifuL" - .... . Learned .language Diiriiig bf;r days in France, Anne learned to speak fluent French. "I had to," she explains. "John was gone much of the time and I had to shop every ~ day." "She'd go 'to the· market and barter with the farmers for fresh fruits and vegetables," John injects. "Yes," says Anne. "At first they took me. But after a while they began to think I was French -then I sometimes got the better of them." ·From France, the Donatos went to Dow Air Force Base in Maine and then Anne came home to spend a year with her parents while John was \n Vietnam. Later he was stationed at Pease Air Force Base in Maine. Their most recent assignment was in Peru, where John was assigned to the Air Force Mission. In preparation for that assignment, both John and Anne went to school at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington -he for six months and she for a six-week course in the Span-
To Install Officers of Taunton District Three of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women wi1l be installed at a Mass at 6:30 Wednesday night, May 21 at Marian Manor. The ceremony will be followed by a dinner at the Red Coach Grill, Middleboro. The district sponsored an open meeting featuring exhibits and foods from 10 countries, including France, Lebanon, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Israel, Mexico, Germany, and Portugal. The program was directed by Mrs. Aristides Andrade and the International Affairs Commission of the district and also featured folk songs and slides on the Holy Land shown by Miss Eileen Henchy.
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WITH SOUVENIR: Mr. and Mrs. John Donato look at souvenir of their many travels with children Michael, 9, and Rachel, 1.
ish language and customs and traditions of the Latin American countries. "One of the things that was impressed on us," she says wryly "is that women in South Amer. ica never, never wear slacks. So none of us brought slacks and that's all the women wore." When the Donatos arrived in Lima, their first phone call from the pension that was home the first two months, was to Father Lawler, a friend of Anne's family. 'Big Red' "From. then on we saw quite a bit of him," John says, recalling with a grin that Father. Lawler's undignified title in Lima i$ "Big Red." "All the wives in the Air Force Mission baked cakes for his bazaars," John recalls. "Protestant and .Catholic. I'd pick them up and deliver them." The New Bedford missionary "looks wonderful and feels wonderful," they say; "but he works too hard." "All priests there do," John says. "In Ciudad de Dios, there's a church there that Cardinal Cushing built, four priests are trying to serv~ what's estimated at at least 60,000 people-and the fourth priest just arrived. There were just three." He shakes his head as he adds, "They're kept pretty busy!" Living expenses in Peru are high, the Donatos admit, "but, if they told me to be ready to head back there in 24 hours," says John, "I'd be packed in an hour and say, 'What do I do with the other 23 hours?" Many Souvenirs John expects to remain in the Air Force for at least another five years when· he will be eligible for retirement. Then the Donatos will have their "real home" instead of "packing and unpacking and then packing again," as Anne puts it.
When that day comes, they will have surrounding them souvenirs of the places in which they have lived and in which they have made homes. There is an antique French coffee grinder that a friend gave Anne when she was le~ving Evreux. And an old grandmother clock German friends got for John from East Germany. They have marble fruit from Pisa that looks good enough to eat, figures from Ecuador and a beautifully designed hand woven wall hanging from Peru. "Wherever we are is home," Anne says. And, like all the other young couples of their generation who are on the move today, John and Anne Donato are piling up a storehouse of memories to help furnish their future.
CLEVELAND (NC) - St. Joseph High School, operated here by the Society of Mary, has announced an "ability to pay" tuition schedule for next Fall. Brother Philip T. Aaron, prinpal, said the school will use the computerized "parents financial statement" developed by the School Scholarship Service in Princeton, N. J. Fall tuition at the 2,000-boy school, largest in Ohio, will be $450. A parent who feels he cannot afford the cost can complete the parents financial statement, Brother Aaron said. The form also has 'space to· note the amount being spent on education for other members of' the family.
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There has been a concerted effort throughout the nation to push through liberalized abbrtion bills. Any opposition to such proposals is greetedI by tlie cry that one group cannot and should not..., impose its morality I on another. _ To press this line of reasoning to i,ts logical conclusion would be to honor the beliefs of t~e single individual who thinks that everything goes a~d, therefore, that all laws should be done away with since these inflict upon him the morality of other groups.
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Priest: Let us pray. Lord we beg your .help for Holy Church, for all civil Authorities, and for the salvation of all men. .
It must be recalled that law has as its aim good order in a community. And those who believe that good order is based on a respect and a rev~rence for human life - either several weeks after its birthl or sever.al weeks before - cannot allow themselves, to forfeit their right to speak to maintain such reverence ijecause they fear the epithets of those opposing them.. Th¢re comes a time and a place when a group must say -:This area of belief is so strong within us and so necessary a part of community order that we will make al stand here and I will not retreat from it. _ A liberalized abortion law was brought up in the . I New York Assembly last week with erery prospect of passage. It was defeated after an assemblyman who had been crippled with polio as a child rose I in opposition to the provision of the bill that would allow abortion "when there is medical evidence of a substantial risk that the foetus, if born; would be so grossly malformed, or would have such serious physical" or mental ~bnormalities, as' to be permanently incapable of caring for himself."
The crippled assemblyman said to this, "If we are prepared to say that a life should not come into the world I malformed or abnormal, then tomorrow we should be preparedto'say .that a.Jife already in ,this world' which becoines"'maiformed 'or' ab-norrila:l 'should 'no(~be' pennit" d' ;,~ '. ,. ..... 1,- .....,,_.. . . ":~')"'\';, 'lh'-i"; '. '~~ .•. , .1.' r' ..• ---, te . . .
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Life is not 'the 'privilege nor the prerogative of "the beautiful people." If we believe it to Ibe the creation of God then it must be treated at every stage with reverence. If a person is endowed physically ~nd intellectually, then he should be humble in the face of such good fortune and use all he has to further the ghod of humanity. If he is not SQ·: for:tunat~, then others I h~ve a duty to help provide for him, if the human· faplily is to be a family and not merely a jungle favoring the survival . . . . ' . I" of the fittest. Human beings are not dirt to be swept away b~ cause unsightly, nor garbage to' be thrbwn 'outside because offensive to the eyes of some, rior things .to be destroyed because they cannot measure I\U p to someone's standards of who is acceptable. I
_ Others have tried to solve social problems by elimi~ nating people. The world still. hangs 'it~ head in shame because there was not more and effecti~e protest when one man worked for what he called the! "final solution" of Nazi Germany's problem. I Reverence for life is not a slogan - its is a cornerstone of human decency.
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All: We beseech you, hear us. Lector: That just peace and true concord be realized among people violently afflicted by wars or civil discord. All: We beseech you, hear us. Lector: That the measure of God's goodness to us may be also the measure of our generosity to others. All: We beseech you, hear us.
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Our Fell oW"Ma;n::~' The "Catholic Charities of the diocese this week commences its appeal in the various, communities of Southeastern Massachusetts. Hundreds of sincere volunteers will invite the various business, fraternal and fiidustrial leaders to sh~re in the work that this private agency does in give-away game. We face, as a result, the philosophy of the local communities. This is as louder the chant, the greater the it should be! One of the grant. . most-unfortunate trends, in our In the history of American modern society, 'is the assump- .democracy, the private sector tion of the corp9~al works of can never be neglected. Governprivate agencies into the federa- ment agencies, caring for_ some tion of big government.. needs of the people, have their As we know-from our sad proper role but the private agenexperiences in medicaid and wel-. cies also have a very important fare-these opportunities just do function in our society. This role, not work, in the majority of in fact, assures the continuation cases, to serve the basic needs of of democracy. the individual. They are, by naThe individual is able to help ture, impersonal. his fellow-man according to a The human person is reduced philosophy of charity, a theology to a mere computer card. of love. It is a better reflection There are many selfless ser- of a man, true and sincere love, vants of government who seek for his fellow-man. to improve the system and comIt is not a mere sharing with piment its deficiencies. Yet" the 'have nots,' but a love for they are completely stymied by those who seek the concern of the system itself. their fellow-man. Another danger - that all are It is our firm belief that the aware of-is the philosophy ~of various agencies of the Catholic life that the system fosters; diocese reach out to help all namely, the get-all-you-can idea members of o'ar area. It does this of life. not in the spirit of necessity, The element of true' sharing is but, because the Church wishes lost and 'char~ty is reduce'! to a to help' all men.' in need..
How About You" Will You Do Your Share? There are voices of criticism and 'negative agents of doubt who feel that the Church is not doing everything it can in the community. This may be' the situation in some instances. However it is not intentional. Rather, it is due to the lack of resources, in the field of trained personnel, or, material support. The Church tries to do its ,best, with all its heart and soul,
because it does care for the individual and his personal needs. Its motivating force is the sermon on the mount . From the sincere and heavenly work of Rose Hawthorne Lathrop hospital to the affectionate and true experience of the exceptional children: From the child who has no living parents to the child whose parents do not care. To the loving parents
Lector: That those who labor in God's vineyard for the poor, oppressed, the retarded, and homeless may receive their reo ward from the great riches of His grace. All: We beseech you, hear us: Lector: That all Catholics of the ,DiQcese and our paris'h may heed.the Wshop's ,c'all to ,charity litld''graciollsly'cooperate"in sup~ port" of this effort.' . . All: We beseech you, hear us. Lector: That all workers for our Catholic' Charities Appeal may be welcomed with Christlike warmth and love. ., All: We beseech you, hear us. Priest: 0 God, our refuge and strength, give heed to the pious prayer of your Church, You Who are the source of devotion; grant that what we ask for in faith we may obtain in deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who is God, living and reigning with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. All: Amen.
Conduct Interfaith Pastoral Meetings PRESQUE ISLE (NC)-Clergy of all faiths participated in three area seminars of the Association for Pastoral Care here. The association is endorsed by the Roman Catholic diocese of Portland, the Maine Council of Churches and the United Baptist Convention. The program is partially funded by the Bureau of Mental Health and the' Maine Ccmmission on Rehabilitation Needs.
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969
MULTI-MEDIA DISPLAY: Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was among agencies cooperating at multi-media display of tools for religious education presented at Union Methodist Church, Fall River. From left, Sister Rose Angela, S.U.S.C. of Bishop Cassidy High School, Taunton, explains making of religious banners; group watches demonstration of sacred dance as adjunct to worship services; participants construct symbolic display from "junk." Topics portrayed
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included "The Church of the 21st Century"; "What on Earth is God Doing?"; "God's World and Mine." From left, around table, Michael A. Tarcinale, Jr., ecumenical representative from Sacred Heart parish, Thompson, Conn.; Rev. Fred Lyon, United Church of Christ, Lakeville; Edward McDonagh, CCD lay director for Fall River Diocese; Michael Tarcinale, Sr.
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NEW YORK (NC) - The way, the Church. of today is search for certainty which dom- more explicitly a pilgrim Church, inated Catholic thinking for cen- even in her doctrinal affirmaturies is being "relentlessly re- tions. placed" by the "quest for under"As in Vatican Council II, so crisis affecting seven Catholic standing," a Jesuit theologian today she does not come to the world with a hatful of answers. sChools in Seattle's central area. said here. The Archdiocese of Seattle Father Walter J, Burghardt, She is a .struggling Church, a announced the study will gather S.J., professor of historical the- people in travail, trying as never all. relevant data on the curri- ology at Woodstock College, before to understand: to undercula, operations and funding of spoke on "From Certainty to stand herself and the world she the five primary and two secon- Understanding: The Exciting wants to serve, to understand dary schools operated under Pilgrimage of Contemporary the 'sin of the world' and the Catholic auspices in central Catholicism," at Hunter College sin in each man, to understand what it means to be born withSeattle. here. Father Patrick S. Clark, archThe lecture was .delivered out Christ and to. live with Him, diocesan superintendent of under the auspices of the John to die in Christ and to rise to schools, said the purpose of the Courtney Murray Forum-named Him. "This is far from arrogance. It study is to determine whether for the late Father John Courtsufficient sources of operating ney Murray, S.J., theologian, is man, humble before the mysand capital funds can be identi- author and expert at the Second fied to support the present or an Vatican Council, who died in Ask Reorganization altered school structure. 1967. 'FIrmly Committed' Father Burghardt said this Of Public Schools quest for understanding has creNEW YORK (NC)-The New "These Catholic schools could be closed within the next few ated "tension" within the New York legislature has been years or penalized with substan- Church which "need not be dis- asked "to reorganize the public dard education for their students astrous," but can be "creative, school system of New York City unless we begin now to solve the provided they be lived in a new so as to provide by law for recontext, a fresh certitude, a sponsible control by local comcrisis," Father Clark noted. "There is a crisis as far as paradoxical perception of faith munities of public educational that extra amount of mOl)ey as passionate affirmation and policies and programs." The suggestion was made in a needed to make us academically risk." Pilgrim Church statement issued by the secreexcellent," he stated. One central area school in"Yesterday's Catholic looked taries for education of the Archvolved is primarily white. The for answers," Father Burghardt diocese of New York and the others have high percentage~ of said. "Today's Catholic is not diocese of Brooklyn. Msgr. Indians, Orientals and Negroes. even certain he is asking the George A. Kelly is the New York Father Clark stressed the right questions. Put another secretary and Msgr. Eugene J. Molloy is the Brooklyn secretary. Archdiocese is "firmly committed" to schools in the central "In this entire controversy area.. "It is our desire to make Alumnae to Meet surrounding decentralization the system second to none," he there is only one real central isIn New Orleans said. sue," the statement said, "better NEW ORLEANS (NC) - The education for children, or, to put "It is our assumption,". the school head continued, "that 17th biennial conference of the it another way, better teaching Catholic education is vital to the Associated Alumnae of the of children under conditions central area and that this role, Sacred Heart will be held here conducive to learning and as it becomes apparent, will Monday. Theme of the confer- achievement." The two Church school offiattract financial support from ence, which is expected to draw over 1,000 delegates, is "Christ cials said the New York Board of outside the area." Education has not succeeded in Father Clark said an analysis and Personal Responsibility," Keynote speaker will be recent years in providing qua)ity will be made of academic and financial operations and an atti- Louise Desaulniers, assistant education, .. especially for the tudinal survey will be used to managing editor of the Atlantic poor, "even though more inoney determine the路 prevailing opin- Monthly and recording secretary is spent on a child's education ions and convictions in the five of the AASH, who wiJI speak on in this city than anywhere else in the nation." the conference theme. parishes involved.
SEATTLE (NC) - A 10week study is underway here in the State of VVash~ ington to resolve a financial
tery of God's image on earth." Fath'er Burghardt emphasized there is "tension" in the Church today, and added this tension is "inevitable." He said Father Murray had predicted the course of events following the council, and compared the experience of today's Catholic with the experience of the bishops at the council. Certitude in Commitment According to Father Murphy, the contemporary Catholic, like the bishops, "must begin with a good deal of confusion and uncertainty; will therefore pass through a period of serious crisis and tension, but can expect to end with a certain measure of light and joy," Father Burghardt said. The Jesuit theologian concluded: "Faith finds its certitude in the very decision, in the passionate affirmation of commitment to Christ, a certitude quite other than the philosophical or historical certitude that can come from a' study of faith's credibility. And precisely herein lies faith's risk. It is not a commitment on objective evidence; it is not subject to rigid demonstration; it is even compatible with doubt.
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Scots to Fight World Poverty EDINBURGH (N C) - The Catholic bishops of Scotland are to set up a commission for justice and peace aimed at fighting world poverty. Modelled on the Vatican commission formed by Pope Paul two years ago, the new commission will work with governmental and international agencies, nonChristian bodies and other Christian churches. The aim will be to educate Catholics in their duty to alleviate world poverty and distress, to help develop poor countries and to promote social justice at home and abroad. Its program does not include fund-raising. This is already being done through the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund set up in 1965. The decision to form the commission was taken by the bishops at their bi-annual meeting at Aberdeen.
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969 I
Mothers Find PricJs Rise, Quality Falls in Tots r Togs I
By Marilyn Roderick
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what little girls-are made of. I didn't realize h9W true this was· until my boy (made of snails and puppy dog's tails) came along to compare my girls with, and t~en I looked I back in wonder on how I had accepted all their sweet~ dryer proof., If anyone took. a . survey I'm sl./re they would fmd ness and gentleness without that homes that have tiny occueven a second thought. Of pants also have dryers; that is,
course we all pay a price for the majority 6f them do. Neverthele~s, there are few having pretty little girls and the price is the cost brands that seem able to withstand the in:tense heat of the of pretty little clothes. There dryer. Most items we buy look was a time, not just marvelous up to the first so long ago, washing and! drying and then when a very look like sotnething purchased charming little for a Barbie Idoll. girl's dress could If a motherl wants to beat .this be purchased for problem of washday woes, she is $5 or $6 at the forced to do :one of two things; very most. An either buy her children's clothes ext r a spe~ial a few sizes t~o large in the first p~rty creatIOn place or spepd her time back might run as .', at the clothesline. It's ~ Problem high as $~20r $14 b.ut thiS was an e~ceptlon-a once a year exI don't mirtd this latter solupen~lture. . tion for very special party Tlm~s certamly h~ve changed. clothes but I Ihave become "apThat ht~l~ cotton shift now sells pliance spoiled" and I refuse' to for a minimum of $12 and those end up with .tfroien hands and luxury dresses tha~ nan~s a.nd frosty fingers Ifrom hanging out godmothers buy begm their price . range in the $17 bracket. This eve~-day Ite~s. If one chooses is almost a 50 per cent increase t~e flr~t solutIOn and buys la~ger that has gradually taken place Sizes, It turns lout to be the time over the past four to five years. the m.anufact}lrer really meant Quality No Better sanfOrized aln~ yo~r young We would like to say that' rebels lou~ly vOIce their protests with this increase in the price of over wearmg Ibaggy c~othes. , children's clothes there has also Careless workmanship cry the' come an increase in their quality' manufacturersf' poor standards and· workmanship, but quite the on the. part of. t~e manufactu-: inverse relationship is true. rl;!rs,· c,ry th~ Ir.etal1ers, and ~he Melissa put on a pair of new one who. ends up on· the 'losmg pajamas the other night that end. ?f thi~, "pass-th~-buck" had been a birthday gift and cham IS the ·consumer. Prices are the whole leg (along the seam rising, qualityl is declining, and line, thank goodness) had un- all . we can. hope for is tnat raveled. The friend who gifted someon~ Willi come along and Lisa with these p.j.'s buys only tllke pity o? the frustrated at quality .stores, so I know homemaker and mother. these were supposed first qualI ~ty, .but ther.e is very little -that Catholic Nlun Addresses IS first quahty today. Zippers break after a few Jewish Congregation wearings, seams unravel to disI close on eighth inch seam allow. ST. JOSEP~. (N9-A Cat~oances and colors that looked so hc nun, s'pea~mg m a JewI~h pretty and bright in the store templ~, said d,lfferent groups m turn out to be 'non-color-fast A~erlca must approach ea.ch when confronted with that es- other ~n the Ibasls of equahty sential ingredient-water. and Without ·resort to stereoI · types. Anot her bone ~ f co~tent Ion "Only when divp.rse groups can. that I have to pI~k w~th the live and interact with each other ~anufacturers of c~llidren s wear as equals," said. Sister Frances IS how about. ~akmg these gar- Rhodes, an edhcational consultments (especially playclothes) -ant to the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, will this counWelcomes Appointment try realize "it'~ tremendous cultural richness. 'i Of Secretariat Head Speaking at ifemple Adath JoGENEVA (NC)-The appoirit- seph to members of the Jewish ment of Cardinal-designate Jan . congregation She said the enWillebrands as president of the counter of v~rious groups in Vatican Secretariat for Promot- America - whites and blacks, ing Christian Unity was called Catholics and I Jews, rich and "a great encouragement to the poor- has been marked by "a ecumenical movement" by the mind-set that is' anything but general secretary of the World enlightening." Council of Churches (WCC).· "We have 'successfully shieldThe message from the WCC ed ourselves against each other official, the Rev. Eugene Carson by assuming defensiveness," she Blake, follows: commented. . I . "Bishop Jan G. M. WilleI brands' appointment as president D of II Mass of the Vatican Secretariat for . Promoting Christian Unity is a . Assumption (];ircle No. 74, Fall great encouragement to the ecu- River Daughters :of Isabella, will menical movement. It means the attend the Chartriel Six television. I work of secretariat is both ap- Mass and receive corporate preciated and accepted by Pope Communion at 19 Sunday mornPaul VI. . ing, April 27. Rev. Francis M. "Bishop Willebrands' deep Coady, circle chaplain will celepersonal commitment· to the brate Mass. Bt1eakfast will folmovement and his detailed low at the Hc;>liday Inn, New. knowledge of other Churches Bedford. Mrs. Marion Barrette, will greatly help in the tasks we breakfast Chairman, will be are now facing. . . ." aided by circle lofficers.
NEWMAN INStALLS: At installation ceremonies for Bristol Community College Newman Association in Fall River are, from left, Rev. Harold J. Wilson, chaplain; Robert Lemay, vice-president; Elaine Bleau, secretary-treasurer; William Golden, president; Albert Rov, facultv advisor. Officers were seated at Bible vigil. service with them~ of unity and peace. Also honored at program was James Haskins, who received plaque as.Outstand· ing Newmanite of Year.
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. , COLUMBUS (NC) - A minimum $2,500 a year salary for Sisters teaching in Catholic schools was recommended to Ohio bishops. This minimum wage, according to. 87 M:;ljor .Superiors of Men ahd 'Women, would .offset rising living costs for religious communities. The increase, sought in graduated steps over the next three years, would cost Ohio Catholics an estimated $3 million of $3.5 million a year. Religious orders in the Cleveland and Youngstown dioceses presently receive ·$1,100 a year for each teaching Sister. The rate is $1,800 a year in the Cincinnati archdiocese. Archbishop -Kari J. Alter of Cincinnati described current salaries as "very inadequate to meet Sisters' living costs and obligations." . Bishop Clarence G. Issenmann
Second Mass Funeral For Con9 Victims HUE (NC) - For the second time in April the people of this old imperial city held a mass funeral for victims of the Viet Cong forces who occupied the city for 25 days during the Tet (lunar. new year) offensive of February, 1968. Two hundred- and sixty were buried - by relatives in family burial grounds. These were the ones identified py some piece of jewelry or clothing and claimed by their families. On April 1, amass funeral was held for 134 bodies found in shallow graves in the sand flats southeast of the, city. Since these first bodies were accidentally discovered, vOlimteer workers have been digging systematically in the same area. So far they have found almost 500 bodies.
Fictitious Humi.lity Humility is often only a feigned submission, of which we make use to render others submissive. It is an artifice of pride which abases in order to exalt itself. -La Rochefoucauld.
of Cleveland said his fellow bishops "recognize the fairness of the request, and we'll do our best to implement it." The superiors also requested that after three years, the teaching Sisters' salary scale be adjusted 'annually to 'coincide with the cost of living 'index. . . They ·recommended diocesanwritten' job descriptions for teaching Sisters, individual contracts, recognition of Sisters as members of the parish, encouraging them to take part in parish activities, and assignment by the d i 0 c e san superintendent of schools of the number of Sisters to 'staff each .parish school.
The leadership role of superiors will be the theme of the Annual Institute for Local Superiors, to be held Sunday, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 22 at Stonehill College. Directed by Rev. William F. Hogan, C.S.C., J.C.D., theology professor at the North Easton college, the program will consider leadership and communication, spiritual leadership, group dynamics, the theology of community and the problems involved in destructuralization. The subject of the young religious will also be discussed.' Sister Anita Speakers, in addition to Father Hogan, will include Sister Anita Caspary, I.H.M., superior general of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters; Mother M. Claudia, I.H.M., Villa Maria House of Studies, Immaculata, Pa.; Rev. George Montague, S.M., St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas; Frank X. Sheehan, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Rev. George Colby, C.S.C., of the Holy Cross Fathers Mission Band, North Dartmouth, Mass.
Chaplains Offer Masses For Cardinal-Designate SAIGON (NC)-Catholic chaplains in South ViEitnam have pledged 1,000 Masses for Cardinal-designate Terence Cooke of New York, .military vicar of the U. S. armed forces. Father Robert Crawford: a Vincentian priest from Philadelphia; military delegate for the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam, and Msgr. (Col.) Gerard J. Gefell, assistant military delegate and command chaplain of the U. S. Army Vietnam sent the following message to the cardinal-designate. "To His Eminance, Terrence Cardinal Cooke: On the occasion of your elevation to the cardinalate, the United States military chaplains in the Republic of Vietnam, offer one thousand. holy Masses for your intention 28 April 1969."
Improve Preaching SYDNEY (NC)-A long-range plan to improve the preaching of Australian priests was approved by the major clerical religious superiors of Australia and New Zealand at their annual four-day conference, held at Sacred Heart Monastery in suburban Kensington.
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Seek to Improve Religion Course
By Joseph and Marilyn Roderick
For the past two weeks we have begun to get back into the swing of working in the garden again. It feels great to get outside but the muscles are a little stiff and the fingers a little sore. It surprises me every Spring to find just how out of shape I am and I am sure I share My quiet retreat, since we finished the upstairs, is my bedthis with a great many men. room, which does have a bit We have become so desk of soundproofing, thanks to bound that even the slightest exertion causes us to catch our breath and take a rest. When I compare my ability to work with that of older men, I have to be ashamed of myself. My father, for instan¢e, at his age is a far better worker than I am even though he has not done much heavy work for years. In my father's case he worked as a salesman for many years, certainly not a physical job, and yet he can work me under the table. Hard To Do We are constantly being warned 'by doctors that unless we exercise we will be susceptible to all sorts of ills when we grow older, but it is very difficult to undertake a physical fitness program on one's own, partly because it is time-consurning and partly because life has become relatively easy for us. The hire of the television set ~ is greater' than the pleasure of physical exertion. The garden does give me the opportunity to get a little exercise without going out· of my way. The constant stooping, bending, shoveling, raking etc., do help limber up the muscles and take some of the weight off or at least mtift it to the right pl~te;;. . , 'RigJtf now I get into the garden for about an hour a day and of course more on weekends. As the season progresses and the days are longer and warmer, the time will be extended to two to three hours a day and by the time the Summer ends I will be ready to do all sorts of physical work - when I'll really have none that I care to do. And so it goes from one season to the next, but it is getting more difficult to find time for the garden each year, and I suppose sooner or later I will be looking' for Jason to pickup part of the load. In the Kitchen "Hail Mary, full of gracewhat a quiet little place," is what my mother utters when she enters her cozy little apart. ment after spending a day babysitting for my Indians. At least, my mother has a peaceful place to go home to, but most of us have to find our own quiet spot under the same roof with the afore-mentioned noise-makers.
Finch Orders Study Of TV Violence WASHINGTON (NC)-A scientific study to determine whether televised crime and violence affects the mental health of the viewer has been ordered by Secretary Robert H. Finch of the Health, ~ Education and Welfare Department. Dr. William H. Stewart, surgeon general of the Public Health Service, will head the study. He will select about 15 psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, child development specialists and experts from related fields to make up the Surgeon General's Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. The committee's report is expected in October, Finch said.
ST. PAUL (NC)-Recommendations for the improvement of religion teaching in Catholic high schools of Minnesota have been made by the state's Association of Religious Educators (ARE). The recommendations were released by Father John Forliti, ARE director and professor at Nazareth Hall Seminary, in conjunction with results of an ARE survey of religion programs jn the high schools. The recommendations call for a core of qualified religion teachers by 1970 in every Catholic high school in the state, including a chairman, a resource person - not necessarily the chairman-who has a degree in theology or religious education granted since 1963, and several teachers pursuing graduate work or in-service training in theology or religious education. The report additionally calls for each diocese to establish this year a continuing education fund to enable religion teachers to pursue full-time study in theology or religious education, or to pursue course work and inservice programs at local institu-
carpeted floors and the distance from the T.V. At this moment we have an architect working on plans for remodeling our house and I personally think he has come up with some of the greatest ideas since the repeal of prohibition. His main objective is to give the parents (Joe and me in this case) a small wing to ourselves consisting of bedroom and private study-library. This would be away from the main activities of the house, but with doors open one would still be able to hear a sick child. '\, Own Things He has arranged rooms so that most of the family living would be done in one area of the house, while entering and studyGAY N,INETIES: Dressed appropriately at Goy Nineties Boll ing would l}ave thei,r own areas. at St. Anne's parish, Fall River, are, from left, Mr. and Mrs. Basically he doesn't recommend Paul Melancon, Mrs. Raymond Bonville and Mr. Bonville. Event changing the exterior of the was port of observance of 100th anniversary of parish. ~ions. house greatly (other than adding Full-time students assisted by one large living room in the the funds would "contact for a rear) but what he has done is specified period of service in the designed a plan whereby each respective diocese after comfamily member will have a pletion of studies," according to chance to enjoy his own "thing," the recommendations, and partLegion of Mary Director Stresses while utilizing every inch of time students WQuid "have a- reliving space to its fullest. duced teaching load and be reDevotion to Blessed Virgin Each of us has a right to leased during the school day, if WASHINGTON (NC) - Some Msgr. Falls recalled that he had programs necessitate,· to atprivacy, but in a home where there are small children this is 5,000 PhiJJldelphians attending been in St. Peter's basilica on tend" them. very hard to come by; but ev~ the first "Philadelphia Day" at the day Pope Paul proclaim'ed eryone can't· reorganize his the National Shrine of the Im- Mary "Mother of the Church." "At this point," he said, "the College, Archdiocese house or have someone do it maculate Conception here heard . either, but this very clever man devotion to the Blessed Virgin feelings of the Council Fathers has shown us how it possibly Mary described as essential to on the question of the dignity of To Help Inner City the work of Christian unity. ST. PAUL (NC)-The St. Mary were most emphatically could be done. Until that time, though, most In his homily at the concele- expressed as they rose to their Paul and Minneapolis archdiocof us will have to treasure that brated Mass which climaxed the feet and applauded most enthu- esan board of education and the College of St. Thomas have anabsolute gem of silence when the pilgrimage, Msgr. Thomas B. siastically. children are in bed or that even Falls, Philadelphia archdiocesan "I felt the sudden surge of nounced the joint sponsorship of rarer moment when everyone's director of the Legion of Mary, emotions. I watched, heard and an innovative, ungraded educaoff playing and we have the asked: "How can we brothers in shared in the thunderous ape tion program for inner city stuwhole house to ourselves. Christ speak of Christian unity, piause of the cardinals, patri- dents here. "Project Discovery" will use Of course there will come a of a reunion of the Christian archs, archbishops and bishops. day everyone is either married family, without talking fondly of On that day, the Council Fathers people in the inner-city commuor away at college and because a common bond we all should showed everyone that they did nity as its "prime resource" acI'm a changeable female I'll have--the love of a mother, a not want any downgrading of cording to Chester J. Oden executive director of the project. probably be bored with all that mother who is the Mother of Mary." The program is to become oppeace and quiet!, .God and Mother of Men?" erative in six or seven schools in If your family likes raisin or "Mary," Msgr. Falls said, the Fall of 1970. Its implementadate squares they'll love these "must be a part of the ecumen- Stage Protest March tion will cost some $3 million, "easy-to-make" date layer bars. ical movement, for ecumenism For Project Equality he said. Financing is being without Mary is like a family Date Layer Bars CHICAGO (NC) - A protest sought from the U. S. Office of without a mother," ~ cup shortening or butter march staged by a group called Education, and funds would also 1 cup brown sugar Msgr. Falls, who was one of 1 ~ 'cups sifted all-purpose flour the American observers at the Seminarians for Racial Justice come from the archdiocese. urged establishment of a Chi~ teaspoon salt Second Vatican Council, said 1 cup quick-cooking rolled devotion to Mary does not de- cago branch of Project Equality, a program to mobilize church oats tract from· but increases devo- purchasing power for equal em1 Tablespoon water tion to Christ and that devotion ployment oppportunity. Filling to Mary was not "downgraded" ONE STOP Some 200 Catholic, Protestant but more firmly established by and Jewish students participated. SHOPPING CENTER ~ cup raisins the council. 1 ~ cups water There were stops at the Jewish • Television • Grocery 2 cups pitted dates .(I used Thunderous Applause Center and the. ChUrch Federa• Appliances • Fruniture the ones that are already cut After Qutlining the statements tion, which represents various and hav.e powered sugar on from the Second Vatican Council Protestant religions, before the 104 Allen St., New Bedford -them) cut up on devotion to Mary and on the march ended at the Catholic Holy 997·9354 1) In a saucepan combine the place of Mary in the Church, Name. cathedral. dates, raisins and the water. Cook; stirring often about 8 minutes or untIl they reach the Consecration Highlights consistency of jam. 2) Cool date filling and set Diocesan Centennial aside. Cram together the shortLA CROSSE (NC)-Highlight • Savings Bank Life Insurance ening and sugar. of the La Crosse diocese's cen3) Sift the dry ingredients and tennial year will be the conse• Real Estate Loans stir into the creamed mixture. cration of. the new Cathedral of • Christmas and Vacation Clubs Add the oats and water and mix St. Joseph the Workman and a until crumbly. civic banquet on May 7. • Savings Accounts 4) Firmly pat one-half the James J. Norris, president of mixture in a greased 13 by 9 by the International Catholic "Migra• 5 Convenient Locations 2 inch baking dish. Spread with tion Commission, Geneva Switzdate filling and top with remain· erland, will be the banquet NEW BEDFORD ing crumb mixture. . speaker. The celebration will be5) Bake in a 350· oven for gin with open house. at the about 35 minutes. Cool and cut. cathedral here in Wisconsin.
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In the search for areas of common agreement and common action between the great Powers, we should not forget one iss:ue which, in the most total way imaginable, affects equally every being on this planet. This is the living envelope of air and water upon which all control to check their ill effects. _ all, we have no systems life on this planet depends. Above of genuine international cooperThe Bible tells us that God ation to ensure that one nation's
sends down His rain on the just and the unjust alike. But suppose the rain is full of radioac- . tive particles?' In one of the" most beautiful poems ever written, John Keats speaks of "* * * the moving waters at their priestlike task, . of pure ablution r a u n dEarth's human shores." But suppose the waters are choked with oil slicks and chiefly deposit on polluted beaches the massacred carcasses of birds and fishes? We think, naturally, of the winds of Earth as cleansing and invigorating forces. In fact, the image of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is of a "mighty wind." But suppose these winds bring a freight of noxious fumes and killing gases and oUght the the fields and forests with poisons generated in neighboring industrial areas? This phenomenon is already observable in Sweden where the woods are attacked by industrial fumes blown over from Britain. Danger Signals In short, all round a world in which, so far, only a quarter of the economies are fully industrialized, in which science, applied to production, is not much more than a century old, we a!"e seeing the dan!ers signals of a sort of undercover chemical warfare which industrial man is waging against himself. • By the middle of the 21st century, when 90 per cent of the human race may live in cities and depend upon industry, when perhaps over half the world's energy will be nuclear energy, breeding massive radioactive wastes, is it not conceivable that our planet will be on the point of becoming barely habitable and gas masks will be what the., well-dressed citizen normally wears? We should not exaggerate. So far only one great lake - Lake Erie-may have been totally destroyed by the discharge of industrial wastes. Smog is still a phenomenon of only a few big cities. Perhaps only half our rivers are in some measure contaminated with untreated sewage and the casual draining off of pesticides and fertilizers. We are not yet within sight of global disaster. Yet the fact remains that the red lights are flashing. We are using chemicals and forms of energy on a new, vast and untested scale. Their use is increasing. We have no rules and no
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delinqency may not completely blast its neighbors' health and wealth. It is for this reason that the Swedish government has proposed to the United -Nations a common study of these environmental dangers in preparation for a world conference which could establish the risks, lay down guidelines of policy, and seek to impose sanctions and inspection systems. Interests Converge Here, quite obviously, is an area in which the interests of all the nations, great and small, could be made to converge. Scientists of every race and ideol~ ogy are already deeply disturbed by the facts of pollution. In fact, in an exercise of citizen pressure rare in Soviet society, scientists were the leaders of an active lobby which persuaded the Soviet government to place restrictions on the expansion of paper industries on the shores of Lake Baikal. These operations were polluting the absolutely uncontaminated waters of this lake which has the deepest, purest fresh' water of any lake in the world and was beginning to go the tragic way of Lake Erie. But citizen pressure is needed everywhere if governments are to take seriously the efforts, to get the maintenance of environmental standards into the international domain. The conservationist movement needs more active support in all the developed countries and this is perhaps the time to suggest that citizens with Christian affiliations should be more active in this field. If one thing more than any other shines forth from the Bible, it is the wonder, beauty and majesty of the universe drawn from chaos under God's hand. The great mysteries of creation in Genesis, following so closely our- unfolding knowledge of the: .evolutionary process, are crowned with· the triumphant affirmation that God looked on His creation and found it goodlight and air, water and earth, seas and continents, trees and plants, all living, breathing, things, all of them good. We must keep them so. To defile and degrade them with filth and waste defiles and degrades the work of Ciod Himself. Could any concern have ,a more profoundly religious sense?
Publish Textbooks For Three Rites COCHIN (NC)-A committee of priests and Sisters here in India has published the first common catechism textbooks for use bv Kerala state's thrpp rites. The 21-member committee compiled a total of eight textbooks to be used by nursery children and by pupils from the first to the seventh grade. Some 100,000 copies of each book were printed, a record in the history of publication in the Malayalam language.
IRISH STYLES: Miss Anne Tolan will present an Irish fashion show for members and friends of St. Francis Xavier Women's Guild, Hyannis, at 8 Tuesday night, May 6, in the parish hall. Mrs. E. Stuart Rounds is ticket chairman. The program will feature Irish styles for all ages and will incorporate comments on Irish history and place names. Miss Tolan has appeared on radio and television throughout the United States.
LONDON (NC)-A majority of the rank and file of the Methodist Church in Britain has voted in favor Qf \IniQn with thti Church of England, according to official poll figures issued here this week. Figures show that about 53 per cent (38,621 local representatives) voted in favor and about 44 per cent (31,810 local representatives) against, while about three per cent (2,306 local representatives) recorded neutral votes. The votes came from quarterly circuit meetings, lowest rung in the democratic structure of the Methodist Church and overwhelmingly lay in structure. District synods, which are domi-
Youths Cooperate For Decency Rally NEW YORK (Nt) - Three teen-agers are cooperating with the Fire Officers Association in planning a "Rally for Decency" here. They are Alan Rosenthal and Michael Levesque of Miami, who were instrumental in organizing a similar rally in Miami which attracted more than 30,000 persons, and Fran Garten of Great Neck, Long Island. Miss Garten, who reigns as "Miss American Teen-Ager," explained the plan: "There is a climate in the United States we want to bring out in New York. There are youths that want to bring about decency in art, in literature, in life."
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full Methodist Conference meeting in July. This is attended by ministers and laity in equal numbers. The two Anglican regional convocations of Canterbury and of York will meet jointly in London to make their own decision at the same time. Though the present Methodist vote is in favor of union more" interest is shown in the quite . considerable vote against. The Methodist Conference will probably want a much stronger sign of general approval before going ahead with any unity move.
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Pope Plans Visit To Switz·erland VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope Paul VI will go to Geneva, Switzerland, in the first half of June at the invitation of the International Labor Organization (ILO), whic"h will be celebrating its SOth anniversary. He will also visit the headquarters of the World Council of Churches. Pape Paul made .the announcement at a general audience. He said that he had accepted the "unexpected" invitation with "humble gratitude." He called the ILO "such a deserving and representative international organism, so very congenial with our own mission of justice, of peace and of brotherhood." The International Labor Organization is an association of 108 nations designed to bring together representatives of government, labor and management to improve working conditions, raise labor standards and promote economic stability. It was established in 1919 as an autonomous associate of the League of Nations, and now is a specialized agency of the United Nations. An official of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity said Pope Paul, through an aide, asked officials of the WCC if he might visit its headquarters while in Geneva, the answer wasan immediate yes.
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Do you read our mail? ... If so, you'll receive in the next·week or two our invitation to help the Holy Father do what Christ did in the Holy Land. , •. In Bethlehem, for instance. At the Pontifical Mission Orphanage our Sisters are giving a home to 60 little Arab girls who otherwise might have been lost forever.... In Jerusalem the Pontifical Mission office provides clothing (collected in the U.S.A.) to the aging and the crippled, babies, the destitute-as well as food and medicines (more than 1,000 children daily receive their 'Only hot meal).... Refugee boys are becoming tailors at the Salesian, School in Nazareth, automobile mechanics at the Benedictine School in Lebanon. . . . Blind girls learn to "read" in the Gaza Strip, deaf-mute boys begin to speak at Father Roberts' home near Beirut. 'It's all possible because you support the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. . . . What is the Pontifical Mission? The sister agency of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, it's the Holy Father's self-help relief agency for 1.5 mil· lion Arab refugees. begun 20 years ago by Pope Paul himself (then Monsignor Montini) after the first Arab·lsraeli War. Your own mission of mercy in the Holy Land, it serves Moslems as well as Christians on the basis of 'need, not creed.' ••• If you do not hear from us this week, why not write to us? We'll tell you how you can help.
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Collegiality and Celibacy Canadian Bishops Topics
OTTAWA (NC) - Collegiality-sharing responsibility with bishops and lay people-is the primary concern of Canadian priests. They want that "teamwork" more than anything else. That was the primary point expressed as a national consensus by delegate priests from the En- terium - the whole body of priests. Somehow, that reality glish-speaking, regions of of the presbyterium, with the Canada, addressing a work- bishop as its head, has to come
shop of the Canadian Bishops' general assembly here. The celibacy issue ranked second among nine national concerns of Canadian priests. Others were experimentation -"a total openness" to establishing policies for orderly adaptation "in every aspect of pastoral life," according to Father Philip Hanley of Nanaimo, B. C.; research - sociological, psychological and through other social sciences; continuing education of priests as professional development; more useful deployment of clerical pesrsonnel across Canada (some areas have a surplus of priests while others are desperately short); spiritual life of priests, the role of diocesan priests' senates, and laicization procedures. On the last point, they asked for more prompt handling of cases in which men ask to be relieved of ministerial duties, and that the decision be left to national groups or even individ-ual bishops. Dialogue "Collegiality is number one," Father Hanley told a press conference. "The national consensus is that priests want collegiality right down the line. "We want to dialogue with the bishops on an on-going basis; we want'it on a diocesan level through the senate with the bishop, and among the priests of the diocese;" he added. Asked whether he agreed with that concept, Bishop Remi De Roo of Victoria, B.C., chief coordinator on behalf of the Canadian bishops on the dialogue among English-speaking priests, said: "I'm not only satisfied, but J think that since Vatican II a bishop cannot effectively govern his diocese without the presby-
Appoints B.ishop For Lithuanians WASHINGTON (NC) - Pope Paul VI has appointed Msgr. Anthony L. Deksnys, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, East St. Louis, III., to be titular bishop of Lavellum with the task of providing for the spiritlial assistance of Lithuanians living in Western Europe. The appointment was announced :here bY\ jArchbishop Luigi Raimondi, Apostolic Delegate in the United States. Bishop-designate Deksnys was born in Buteniskis, Lithuania, May 9, 1906, the son of Stanislovas and Vinceslava Kiliute Deksnys, who now reside in East St. Louis. He attended elementary school in Onuskis, Lithuania, and high school and college at Rokiskis, Lithuania. He made his studies for the priesthood at the Metropolitan Seminary at Kaunas, Lithuania, and at the Theological and Philosophical Faculty at Vytautas the Great University, Kaunas. He was ordained May 30,1931, in SS. Apostles Peter and Paul Cathedral-Basilica, Kaunas. He made post-ordination studies in education, philosophy, sociology, ancient and medieval history at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, taking a doctorate.
back into focus. On Celibacy Bishop De Roo said: "I make the distinction very clearly in my mind between ordaining married men (possibly) and allowing priests to marry. In the tradition of the Eastern Church married men have been ordained, generally, mature men. Some people just don't see the distinction, but I think it is very valid. When you see the Church accepting a tradition over a p.eriod of years it is rather irresponsible to wave it aside and say 'sociological conditioning.' We are talking about the.mystery of God here * '" * and the very nature of vocation. "We've got a hangup on democracy here in North America: we tend to think that everything should be democratic and that a majority vote establishes truth," he continued. "The priesthood is primarily a call from Christ * ,~ * the vocation does not come from the community," he said. "What comes from the community is the call to exercise it in a specific situation, and that (particular) exercise may cease at a certain time, by decision from both sides. But it is not for the community to decide, that the vocation ceases."
Toledo Cathol ics Support Schools TOLEDO (NC) - The diocese of Toledo now knows that the Catholics in these 19 northwestern Ohio 'counties testify to strong support for its schools. This substantiation came as part of the 85-page report of the census and survey program tc?ken last October and November when 17,000 volunteer enumerators called at 425 residences. The diocese engaged Census Management, Inc., Washington, in the joint effort that also revealed approval of liturgical changes, an awareness of social issues, some decline in religious views anc' practices. Bishop John A. Donovan, at a media conference announcing the results, said the near future will bring into being a diocesan council as a continuing opportunity for the people to inform him, through their council 'representatives, of their. thoughts on Church issues. He said: "Right now I feel that they have expressed themselves freely on Catholic schools, religious education, the liturgy, parochial administration and practices, social issues and so forth."
Cardinal to Attend Theology Discussion VILLANOVA (NC) - Bernard Cardinal Alfrink of Utrecht, the Netherlands, will be among the participants in a nine-day theology symposium to be held at Villanova University here, June 19 to 27, 'on the theme: "The Dynamic in Christian Action." Sponsored by the university's theology department, the symposium will feature scholars from this country and abroad.
FINDING REFUGE: Various officials of Catholic agencies come to aid of five young Cuban refugees who were picked up at sea and brought to Baltimore. Seated, holding pencil, is John E. McCarthy of United States Catholic Conference Refugee Service and standing is staffer Robert Wright. At right are interpreters Esteban Diaz and Nancy Conrad of Baltimore Archdiocesan Spanish Apostolate. NC Photo.
College of Sister Formation to Close Curriculum Useless for Many SEATTLE (Nt)-The College of Sister Formation at Seattle University will close June I, ending 13 years of academic service. The announcement was made by Father John A. Fitterer, S.J., unive'rsity president, and Sister Alice' st. 'Hilaire, associate dean of the Sister Formation College. "The decision was reached after a long and careful study that had taken into consideration the strengths and weaknesses of the Sister Formation program,. the trends of postVatican II and projections of future enrollments," Sister Alice said. There are 32 students enrolled this year in the college, out of the university's total. coeducational enrollment of 3,678. The college last year numbered 121. Emphasis on Education "A decade ago emphasis was on a strong educational program for young Sisters coupled with withdrawal from the secular world." Sister Alice said. "The educational emphasis remains. But since Vatican II, it is now believed better for Sisters in training to be in contact with society rather than isolated for five to seven years." The Sister Formation College offered the degree of bachelor of
Fight on Poverty To Have Priority COCHIN (NC)-The new Indian cardinal has declared that poverty, illiteracy and disease will be the three fields that will engage his closest attention in future. Speaking here to more than 50 journalists invited for breakfast at his residence, Cardinal-designate Joseph Parecattil of Ernakulam ,said that in the campaign against poverty he has built houses for the' homeless and contributed his share 'for food self-sufficiency in' Kerala state. The prelate spoke after the president of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists, K. R. Ravi, described his elevation as an honor not only to Kerala but to all 'Indians.
arts in social 'science. "Formerly, the curriculum served practically all the students, since it was geared ,to incoming freshmen, which was the status of most candidates to the sisterhood," Sister Alice explained. "There is, however, an increasingly high percentage of those entering religious life who have completed some or all of their college work." It was recently found that more than one-third of the candidates to the religious life could not make use of the college's curriculum," she said. Copperating Communities Organized in 1956 as one of Seattle Oniversity's seven major academic units, the College of Sister Formation has a main campus on a 243-acre tract of land, Providence Heights, in a Seattle suburb. The college is conducted by Sisters of Charity of Providence in cooperation with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark in
Bellevue and Sisters of St. Dominic-Congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas in Tacoma and the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Edmonds. There are subsidiary campuses at Bellevue and Edmonds. The college's faculty consists of Sisters of the four cooperating women's religious communities, faculty members from the university's main campus and guest faculty. The student body is derived from the four cooperating communities together and also has guest students from other religous communities as far away as Uganda. ~
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SAN JUAN (NC)-A five-day seminar on parapsychology was conducted here by Father Oscar Quevedo, professor of parapsychology at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Parapsychology is a science that investigates psychological aspects of apparently supernatural phenomena. Father Quevedo discussed the various aspects of supernatural phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance and extrasensory perception.
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Semina.rian Outlines New Approach To Increase Black Voc'ations TECHNY (NC) - The image and symbolism of' a "white" priesthood has to be changed if the lack of priestly vocations. among black youths is to be remedied, according to Thomas James, S.V.D., 26, third year theologian at Divine Word Seminary here in Illinois. Addressing the Catholic Clergy Conference on the Interracial Apostolate in Pittsburgh, the seminarian opine<;l: "To further black vocations to the priesthood, we must gain the trust and confidence of young blacks with a whole new approach. First, we have to change the image of the Catholic priesthood," which is connected with befng white. He said the refusal of certain seminaries to accept black youths in the past "still has a psychological effect on black youths," who think that "joining the priesthood means selling one's self to the 'institutiQn.''' Second, the lack of leadership among black priests in the United States "has caused black youth to search elsewhere' to fulfill their potentials. They want to be leaders and to control communities, so they exclude the priesthood.' Third, since other avenues and opportunities have opened to black youth in which they may be accepted, "new symbolism must be found for the black priesthood," he suggested. Fourth, the sudden rise of black power has cJ'eated an awareness in black youth that they. do not have to accept the stereotypes presented in' the past. "Fifth," he continued, "we have to fully accept the fact
Vietnam Policy Continued from Page One retired Army Gen. Harold K. Johnson, who received a papal award in 1968. Keynote address foJ' the convention was given by the Rev. A. Reuben Gornitzka, chairman of the board for Metropolitan Ministry of the American Lutheran Church. Discussing the convention theme, "Our Nation, Its Morals and Morale," he stated: "We are an' insecure people, in spite of our scientific expertise, our affluence and our position of world leadership. That insecurity demands we ask the question of who we are under God."
Cha rities Appea I Continued from Page One emotionally disturbed .children and a new wing for the elderly at the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. . Bishop Connolly said: ' , "Expansion of the present 31 services is indicated because of the increased demands on our agencies. Therefore, we appeal to all that every gift makes a difference. Your gift counts." ,
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Continued' from Page One eration from Msgr. Leach and, as a result, a deterioration in the quality of th'e educational program being offered the: students attending St: Ann's." A meeting has been arranged for Tuesday between. Msgr, l.each, Creedon, and School Committeeman James F. ~McCor mick, Sr., and Paul C. KE;lly.
that separatism has also 'caused blacks to reject the thought of becoming priests in a 'white' church." . The last suggestion Mr. James made was that an attempt must be made to solve the identity crisis of blacks "which has made them wonder about the Christian principles that we teach. "If these principles of Christianity have not bettered the human condition in which the black man lives,' why should he join with the 'oppressors'? The Church is a white institution, and to become a priest, in short, is to become 'one of them.''' . He added that in spite of the factors mentioned, blacks realistically dream of more black vocations. But the recruitment has to be reorganized and new means tried, he believes. The special mission of a priest among black people will be to "free black men of their fears, he will break down separation with love; in short, he will help men to be human."
Thomas Merton, beloved ·monk of the lwentieth century, once said' of his fellow monks: "Dedication, for us, is not romance, it is routine."
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Plans to Publish Three Ma,ga2':~nes
CINCINNATI (NC)-The Catholic Students' Mission Crusade will begin publishing three'magazines next Fall to take the place of The Shield, its 48-year-old magazine now published qua!terly. ' . Student members of the national executive committee at a meeting made the decision to replace the Shield with separate publications for high school, .grade school, and college' and I NEW YORK (NC) .:.... Lillian seminary affiliates. High school affiliates, constiBlock, managing editor of Religious News Service, has been tuting the largest segment' of named a vice-president of the CSMC membership, will receive National Conference of Chris- a'monthly, newspaper-style tabtians and Jews in "recognition of loid called Cosmic. CSMC offivital contributions to intercreed- cials said the name suggests Hie al understanding,'" Dr. Sterling universal scope of the Church's .W. Brown, NCCJ president, an- mission work. The new publication will be nounced. Miss Block, who has been" supplemented either with a yearmanaging editor since 1957, last book or with quarterly brochures missionary backyear celebrated her 25th anni- containing versary with RNS. This service ground material. Decisions on was organized by the NCCJ in the nature of this material will 1933 as an independently'man- be made by moderators and stuaged agency to disseminate news dent leaders of the high school affiliates, to whom questionabout all 'religious groups. naires are being mailed. , Dr. Brown said Miss Block Grade school affiliates will will continue as RNS managing editor. The vice-presidency is in receive a quarterly publication, recognition of vital contributions as yet unnamed, containing ·mis~g intercreedal understa'nding sionary information of interest which the news service under to grade school students and reports of their missionaryactiv. Miss Block has made. He added that he relies on her ities. 'the publication to be provided counsel and ',advice regarding NCCJ programs, and will con- for the college-seminary bracket tinue to call on her in an advi- is to be "a quarterly. of serious mission studies." Final decision sory capacity. on this publication, however, will be based on replies to a \ J ersey easure ItS questionnaire now being distribMothers on Welfare uted among the college and sem-' TRENTON (NC) _ The State inary students. • • Assembly has voted to' penalize" mothers on welfare .rolls who Britain to Publish have more· than two illegitimate children and students who par- Theological Work ticipate in disturbances on colLONDON (NC) - A massive lege campuses while studying .American survey of Catholic under a state scholarship: theology running to 164 bookS is With one vote to spare, the . also to be published in Britain. Assembly sent to the Senate a Hutchinsons, British publishing bill to deny New Jersey home group, announced it has secured assistance' payments to mothers the contract to copublish and of three illegitimate children print in this country this massive unless bastardy proceedings are work which is eventually to be instituted in court. This would expanded by about 40 per cent require the mother to name the into a Catholic Theological Enfather of the child and would cyclopedia running to ·30 large enable the state to force the volumes. father to contribute to the' The publishers of the Amerchild's upkeep. ican survey, on which work has Opponents charged .that the now been going on for five proposed legislation "hits at the years, are the World .Publishing welfare problem by starving the Company of New York and children." . 'Cleveland, a subsidiary of the . ,The measure to '·pi.l1;ish college Times Mirror Company of Los demonstr<itors carried by a two- Angeles. The series' is being vote margin. It would cut off called Theological Resources. assistance to any student who The first volume is expected . refuses to obey orders of the to be published here next year college, provided the refusal. is and the whole encyclopedia comdeemed of a serious nature and pleted within frve years. A com. contributes to· campus disrup- puter is being used to tackle the tion. cross-references.
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.Romance or Routine?- II
This thought was echoed recently in a letter we received from a missionary bishop in South Africa. "To build a new church, to found a new school, to open a new mission hospital is exciting and romantic," he wrote. "Not nearly so romantic is. meeting the bills for the feeding and clothing of the Mission Fathers, Brothers, and Sist~rs, or keeping the overworked mission vehicles on the road." Both Thomas Merton and the Bishop in Africa have stated that real dedication to the Christian ideal is not always fashionable or glamorous. More often than not, our attempts to live the Christian life end up in the nitty-gritty business of personal sacrifice on behalf of others. And there is nothing glamorous about daily self-sacrifice! ' Honeymoons do not last forever. Many a young missionary has learned soon enough that the initial excitement and charm of mission life soon give way to day by day routine. He must learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, develop new eating habits. He must walk miles in blazing heat to visit sick, villagers. He must help out in the dispensary,' its walls bursting with crying children. He must, with patience, train "a team of catechists who will eventually assist him in his work of spreading the gospel. But, above all, the missionary must be available to the people, open to the people, 2nd willing to learn from them. This daily 'routine does not lessen the nobility of the missionary's calling. Rather, it raises his vocation to a new levelthat of. persevering and dedicated service to others. This is our calling, too. As Christians we must accept the challenge of day to day living. We must be willing to sacrifice for others each and lilvery day of our lives. For it is in this seeming routine of daily sacrifice that ·we will find our reward. Send your sacrifice TODAY! SALVATION AND SERVICE are the work of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Please cut out this column and send your offering to Right Reverend Edward T. O'Meara, National Director, 366 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10001, or directly to your local Diocesan Director, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine, 368 North Main Street, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720.
THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969
Protestant Leaders Favor, State Aid for Schools act in any other manner is to do Continued from Page One opponents of aid to non-public irreparable harm to all the chilschools-the charge that such dren of the state and to make a aid would contribute to lie of any pretense of ecumenicity." "racism." Dr. Sturges spoke before the "While we would not for a moment deny that the educa- Massachusetts Legislature which tional system has supported is currently considering bills ~o racism within this society, we provide public funds for paying seriously doubt forcing poor teachers and helping to support teachers upon Roman Catholic religious schools. Must Find Way children will make any contri"The time has ,come when bution to a solution of this American Baptists must shed the problem," they said. "We hope the black commu- vestiges of parochial fear, shake nity will see through those who off the remnants of narrow dewould pit the Roman Catholic nominationalism and accept the and black community against 'posture of mature realists in a each other. While it is obvious pluralistic society," he emphathat the Roman Catholic Church, sized. In the past, mar,y Bapt~st leadas well as the Protestant churches, have been racist insti- ers !?ave been vigorous oppotutions, it is just not accurate nents of aid to non-public nor fair to treat the churches schools. "The pressures on our school as if the recent past has had systems, both public and private, no effect upon them." are such that the education of Bay State Support a whole generation must be The clergymen said the "pres- faced honestly and with a sense ent inadequacy" of both public of priority and urgency," Dr. and non-public schools in the Sturges stated. He added: state "can be largely attributed "Since religious schools, to a stand-off between Protes- which already have plants in tants and Catholics. Protestants operation, are caring for- a not have been successful in keeping inconsiderable number of stuany substantial support from dents, some way must be found parochial schools, whil~ in turn to continue their existence as Roman Catholics have not been part of the total school system particularly interested in support of the Commonwealth." of the public schools. Accept Requirements "We believe the only hope for "Both from an economic and an adequate education for all the an ecumenical position, we canchildren of Rhode Island lies in not oppose the proposition of all the citizens of various reli- public monies being used for the gious groups beginning to act on support of non-public or relithe basis of trust and confidence gious schools, provided that the in each other," they said. "To leaders of schools seeking such support are willing to accept the involved in 'the, acStu,denfs Recruited, " , obligation ceptanc'e:": ", ",', .::'; ;"',", Among the conditions which For Law Training Dr. Sturges said non-public SAN FRANCISCO (NC)-Eight school leaders must be willing to Northern California law schools accept are that religious schools have combined to recruit ethnic be required to meet state educaminority students to, introduce tional standards and the "subthem to a legal education. The mission of these schools and schools have planned a sikweek these teachers to public control Summer institute for 40 selected and regulation." students. The institute will be conducted here June 16-July 25, according San Francisco See to Dr. Peter J. Donnici, newlyappointed director of the North- To Form CouncH SAN FRANCISCO (NC) - A ern California Council on Legal ' Education Opportunity, which is Pastoral Council for the' archdiosponsoring the program. Spon- cese of San Francisco is one step soring institutions include the closer to "getting off the drawing board and becoming a realUniversity of San Francisco and ity," according to Judge Paul Santa Clara University. Hupf, chairman of the organizing "Students will be selected committee. from 1969 college graduates," he Four committee members met said. "Those who complete the recently with Archbishop Joseph course successfully will be guaranteed admission to one of the T. McGucken to present a draft eight participating law schools," of the proposed by路laws and a report on representation and Donnici added. election of members to the council. The committee recommended Legislators Reject the council consist of" 50 memMore Tuition Aid ben,. "We want it large enough to represent all the life in the MADISON (NC) - Extension of a state tuition grant program archdiocese but not so large that to graduate students in private it becomes fragmented." Hupf colleges and universities was cut said. out of a state agency budget request by the joint finance committee of the Wisconsin legisla- Pope Paul 11'0 Leave ture. ' For Africa July 31 The tuition grant program was VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope approved by the 1965 legislature Paul VI will leave on ,his' African to help private schools compete journey July 31, the Vatican City with state higher educational in- daily, L'Osservatore Romano, stitutions. Under the law, tuition has announced. grants are, provided, based on The paper' gave no' other defamily income needs. tails except to say the trip will In its first year, the program last two days." . applied Only to freshmen, the When the Pope announced his second year to freshmen and intention on March 19 to visit sophomores and so on until this Uganda, he left his' schedule September, it was to be extend- vague, except to say the trip ed to graduate students. , would be sometime in the second The funds to provide grants to half of July. The new announceundergraduates will be contin- ment puts his journey partly into ued. August.
PROFESSION CEREMONiES: Bishop Connolly' presides at profession ceremonies for Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. From left, front, Sister Bernadette of the Immaculate; Sister Elizabeth Mary; Sister'Therese Amale; Bishop Connolly; Sister Martin de Porres; Sister Rose Mary; Sister Rose of the Child Jesus., On stairs, from left, ,Sister Josephine of ~e~us;, ~ister RO,seanna'of the Sckred :Heart; Sister Mary of the Child Jesus; Sister Mf~he'le Theres9i Sister Ann Marie Dominique.
Florida Pastor Definesl Change, Chall~nge Says Spanish Explorers, Had Manly Faith ST. AUGUSTINE (N C) Change and challenge were key words in a discourse at the historic Mission of Nombre de Dios, site' of the first Mass offered here in the national's oldest city. Msgr. James J. Heslin, Jacksonville Bea,ch, pastor and presi. ' dent of the St. Augustine Foundation which erected the votive church and the Beacon of Faith cross at the shrine, told an assembly of pilgrims: "Seeking change for the sake of change is indicative of a lack of faith rather than a lively faith." He also admonished: "We have developed a wrong notion of the meaping of cp,allenge." Discussing challenge, Msgr. Heslin asserted: "There is challenge in keeping the Ten Commandments: challenge in entering a holy marriage and staying married; un路 limited challenge in serving God as a priest or in religoius life for a lifetime. Great, Dedication "Perseverance in the priesthood and religious life today, evidently calls not merely for ordinary dedication but for great dedication." The monsignor recalled the first Mass at the shrine, known as the nation's fountainhead of Christianity, was offered by Father Lopez Mendoza Grajales, who accompanied Gen. Pedro
My Master The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will. -George.
Menendez de Aviles and the Spanish explorers in their landing here. "These seafaring, daring men had been separated from their homes and their fatherland for a long period. They had undergone untold hardships and yet their faith was undimmed. We visualize them as gallant men with a stable, manly faith," the monsignor said. In contrast to conditions today, he declared: "Somehow we do not think of them as Catholic men who continuaHy sought change for the sake of change in their religious practice. I am sure theirs was a lively faith."
something out of the ordinarysuch as being a millionarire or an astronaut. Achievements like these certainly pose a challenge. But challenge is much more universal than this."
Wrong Notion Msgr. Heslin also observed: "Perhaps one reason why our young people miss the challenge (of the priesthood) is that we have developed a wrong notion of the meaning of challenge. Challenge is made to mean
"Many problems confront the Church today and unfortunately 'many of these problems are internal. In the present age, we have become so crisis conscious that if a crisis does not already exist, then some feel they must create one," he said.
Challenge refers to the quality of any and every action rather than to its size," he said. "Undoubtedly Father Lopez and his fellow countrymen faced well nigh insurmountable problems as they tried to plant the cross of Christ in the New World. Beginnings are never easy. However I venture to say that the problems that confrontea them were external rather than internal ones,"
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Ponders Gloom.y Com-ments On American Way of Life By Msgr. George G. Higgins Director, Division. of Urban Life,. U.S.C.C. ,
Arnold Toynbee, the British historian and philoso. pher, who celebrated his 80th birthday in London on April 14, believes that the American "dream" has failed. "The expectations were," he told The New York Times in a wide-ranging birthday interThis being the case, I found it view, "that America could rather disturbing to read in cut herself off from the bad Mathieu's excellent study that Old World and could create Teilhard, in spite of his admiraan earthly paradise - yes~ an earthly paradise - in the New World," Th e assassination of President Kennedy and his brother, Senator Robert Kennedy - among o the r recent tragedies and t r au m at i c set-backs - has shocked Americans into realizing that this was a totally unrealistic dream. That is to say, Americans have finally been made to understand - to their great surprise and disappointment - that no people or nation can hope to escape the common lot of humanity, which is one of suffering and tragedy. and of blighted hopes. and unfulfilled expectations.' . '. The fact that I was traveling in Europe when I read Professor Toynbee's disconcerting critique of the American dream made it that much harder to :;wallow. In fact, my first reaction to the interview was frankly rather chauvinistic. Severe Indictment In other words, I was tempted to dismiss the professor as a superannuated CassandJ'a who has a reputation for generalizing all over the lot in terms of centuries and millenia and seems to enjoy telling people that their time is up and that their particular form of civilization is doomed to extinction. Subsequently, however, I was brought up shortOwhen, by coincidence, I came across an equally severe indictment of the' American way of life in a new book by a young French economist, Pierre-Mathieu, on the political and economic thought of the great Jesuit scientist and philosopher, Teilhard de Chardin. Lack Vision Teilhard lived in the United States for a number of years and was kno.wp to have admired many of its accomplishments, especially in the field of science and applied technology.
Association Honors Cardinal-Designate NEW YORK (NC)·-eardinaldesignate Terence J. Cooke of New York, Protestant Episcopal Bishop Horace W. Donegan of New York, Rabbi Edward Klein and Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U. S. Supreme Court were among 44 persons honored here by the Ministerial Interfaith Association, for work in interfaith and interracial matters. Posthumous awards also were made to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy; the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and several others. The Ministerial Interfaith Association was founded in 1964 to serve the medical, educational spiritual and recreational need~ of the area's deprived residents.
tion for many features of American life,. thought that the American people, with their passionate, all-consuming interest in the here and now, lack a meaningful vision of the future and that their philosophy is a form of "paganism'" which accounts for the "spirit of melancholy" that affects so many Americans in spite of (or possibly because of) their affluence and phenomenally high standard of living. Teilhard, like Toynbee, can REQUIEM FOR VICTIM: Rev. Edward Ruddy of Dover, N.J., offers Mass for Navy Lt. Robert not help but recall the decline and fall of the Roman empire Taylor, one of 31 crewmen aboard plane shot down by North Korea, in home of Taylor's motherwhen he looks around the in·law, Mrs. Owen McGarry of Chicago. Facing camera in background. Fr. Ruddy officiated at United States and sees the Taylor's wedding. NC Photo.' American people concentrating almost compulsiveily on the immediate enjoyment of material things and finds .so many of the~ lacking, in vision and hope, WhICh, he says, presupposes a 6 certain thought or concern for the future. . He added that the climate of NEW YO~K (NC) - One of charge of a very active and proFatal in Long Run opinion on the part of both the Catholic Church's ecumen- ductive relationship with the Jewish . community . of the Catholics and Protestants "has It is a great temptation for ical leaders foresees a time Americans-or at least for one "when all Christians will be so United States; yet we prefer to grown increasingly more conduAmerican-to discuss this kind united in faith that they will be refer to this as interreligious, cive for cooperation, for mutual of criticism as being either prej- able, with full integrity to their and sticking to the more specifi- understanding. " udiced or completely uninformed. faith, to De united in the one cally Christian m~aning to .the Asked if there is a problem ·of . After all-we are tempted to Eucharist, in one communion term ecumenical." "institutionalized ecumenism," service," reply - Europeans as just as "The ecumenical· movement, Msgr. Law admitted there is. Msgr. Berna~d F. Law, execu- Msgr. Law said, is not a unique"pagan" and just as materialistic "Certainly there is a rampant tive .director of the U. S. Bish- ly Catholic phenomenon. The as we have.. ~ver been. anti - institutional syndrome ops' Committee for Ecumenical he said, is not exmovement, That mayor may not be true. . which cuts across every area of and Interreligious Affairs, made clusively Catholic. The fact remains, however, that "And certainly if it· is to be life, which cuts across every Toynbee and Teilhard are' not this prediction in an interview alone in thinking that the Amer- on Guideline, An NBC 'television ecumenical it must be reciprocal church, and consequently it finds _ so that we do have very many a manifestation in reflections upican philosophy of life (to the network program. He added, however, that such active relationships in the name on the ecumenical movement as extent that there is such a thing) is seriously deficient iIi unity is not possible now. Striv- of the committee with various well," he said. many respects and that the ing for that unity is the goal of Protestant churches, Orthodox "I believe," he ac.!ded "that inthis country, as stitutional ~cumenism not only malaise which has taken hold of ecumenists and the ecumenical churches in movement. And just what does well as with the National Council has a place, but a very necessary the American people in recent times could prove in the long Msgr. Law mean by ecumenical? (of Churches)," place because I view ecumenism "We use as a working definirun to be fatal. as a movement toward greater tion a rather restrictive underChristian unity. And Christians As I sit here in Rome jotting standing of the term. as referring Teachers' Contract find themselves in institutions. down these random notes, I can to any efforts toward the prolook out the window and see the motion of greater unity among Stirs Controversy "This is a quite human phenruins of ancient Rome - stark Christians," he said. "The basis CLIFTON (NC) - Representareminders that civilizations do for the movement is the unity tives of teachers at 10 regional omenon," he explained, "and I come. and go. ,I should also re- which believers have in' Christ high schools in the Newark arch, think that they're going to conport, of'.cour.se,--that it has been as Lord and Saviour, the unity diocese threatened to boycott tinue to find themselves in institutions, and therefore any rainillg cats and dogs in Rome which believers have in bap- classes and take a strike'vote if movement towards unity must for s~veral days. tism," a .new disagreement with the involve the institutions in which . That may account for the archdiocese is not settled satis- they find themselves,", Reciprocal Movement' sombre tone of the foregoing refactorily. . But in limiting the term, ecuflections on the American way The threat was made at a of life. After all- as the natives menists do not limit their con- press conference here called by Helps You Overc,ome tell you at the drop of a hat- tacts, Msgr. Law explained, "be- officials of the Association of the same committee has cause it's not supposed to rain in Regional Second.ary . . School Rome at this time of the year. Teachers. They charged' that the Looseness and Worry Urge Substitute archdiocese had changed its Expects to Recover No longer be annoyed or feell1l-atposition since negotiating a new ease because of loose. wobbly false In any event, I rather suspect For Amendment teeth. FASTEETH. an Improved contract with the teachers, but alkaline powder. holds plates firmer SYRACUSE (NC) - The New this was denied by Thomas Gasthat as soon as the sun comes so they feel more comfortable. Avoid out again I will be less inclined York State Catholic Committee, sert, Newark attorney who repembarrassment caused by loose false teeth. Dentures that fit are essential to go along with the jeremiads .speaking for the state's bishops, . resented the archdiocese during to health.See your dentist regularly. has sent a letter' to members of the bargaining. of Toynbee and Teilhard. Get FASTEETH at all drug counters. the state legislature urging sub. In fact, I find it almost impossible to be pessimistic in stitution of the U. S. ConstituRome when the sun is shining in tion for the so-called Blaine all its glory and the temperature Amendment of the state ConstiON CAPE COD goes over 60. The local weath- tution, which has stood as a erman, who has been most un- barrier to any state aid to parocooperative during the past few chial schools since 1896.. The committee declared that weeks, is promising that this will BUILD"ING MATERIALS "today the judicial climate is set come to pass by tomorrow or to make effective a single the next day at the very latest. 715-0700 church-state standard in educaIf he keeps his promise, I ex- tion," since certain federal aid pect to recover very quickly has been proven to be constitufrom my chance encounter with tional. The Federal First Amendsome of the more pessimistic ment would provide "legal uniwritings of Toynbee and Teil- formity" in state' and federal AMPLE PARKING hard. laws.
-Unity in Eucharist Goal'of Ecumenists BelUef in Christ
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University. Must Recreate Strong Community Sense NOTRE DAME (NC)-The president of the University of Notre Dame said here the survival of the contemporary university depends upon "recreating a vital university community" united by values it is willing to articulate, and defend. Only a strong sense of community Kerr Commission on the future Higher Education which can "confront the free of called for enrolling one million wheeling of faculties, the students during the next six
occasional violence of students, the capriciousness of administrators," Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., stated. Father Hesburgh addressed an international conference on "The Task of Universities in a Changing World," held at Notre Dame's Center for Continuing Education. Inner Strength "The university," he said, "needs great inner strength, a strength that has been sapped by inner disunity-faculties that have forgotten that the most important function of a professor is to teach * ,;, ';' students who have on occasion pressed dissent to a point of violence~"~ ,;. that militates against those great central values of the university * * ';' administrators who have forgotten that their greatest function is to unite all the component parts of the university " ,~ ,~ and to maintain them against all internal and external forces that would pervert or denature them. Father Hesburgh warned against confusing the capabilities of students, faculty and administrators. Public Domain He also said trustees and alumni have contributions to make to the university community because "the university is in the public. domain whatever its sponsorship, public or private, and the trustees and alumni best represent the public of each university." The priest-educator predicted a future emphasis on equality of education, citing a report of the
Hospital Association Plans Convention MINNEAPOLIS (NC) - "The Evolving Health Care System" will be the theme for discussion as leaders of the nation's Catholic hospitals, nursing homes and related institutions meet June 10-13 at the Minneapolis Auditorium and Convention Hall. The 54th annual convention of the Catholic Hospital Association is expected to attract some 5,000 health services personnel. Archbishop William E. Cousins of Milwaukee, episcopal chairman, Department of Health Affairs, United States Catholic Conference, will speak on "Religious Values in Patient Care". Highlighting the opening general session will be a discussion of the "CHA Task Force Committee Report - Phase II 'of Study of the Future Role of Catholic Sponsored Health Care Facilities" with Msgr. Timothy F. O'Brien of San Francisco, CHA president, Mother M. William Joseph, R.S.M., of Dallas, Pa., president-elect, and Sister Mary Brigh, O.S.F., of Rochester, Minn., taking part.
Secret Satisfaction If I can in any way contribute to the diversion or improvement of the country in which I live, I shall leave it, when I am summoned out of it, with the secret satisfaction of thinking that I have not lived in vain. -Addison.
years from the nation's lowest socio-economic classes. Whether the universities can maintain traditions of quality while expanding enrollments is not 'yet known he said. Humanism Father Hesburgh defended the traditional university heritage of humanism. "Values loom high in any assessment of university wisdom, and values are best manifested by the priorities that characterize the univerSity enterprise," he said. "I would hope that the universities might look to the ultimate realities that humanize all human concerns, and these are basically philosophical and theological concerns," he stated.
Jesuit Professor Asks La icization JERSEY CITY. (NC) - In a FOLK ENSEMBLE: Folk singers participate inVocation Day observance at St. Stani~lau~ palletter to the student publication ish, Fall River. From left, linda Tower, Sister Catherine Marie, C.S.S.F.; Sister M. Jacqueline. at St. Peter's College here, Father Daniel Kilfoyle, S.J., of C.S.S.F., Sister Rita Joseph, S.S.J.; Sister Sue Ellen, O.P.; Sister M. Gerard, R.J.M. the college theology faculty, revealed that he has sought permission to leave the Jesuits and has requested laicization from the Holy See. In addition, Father Kilfoyle indicated that he has asked college authorities to give him a teachThe World Day of Prayer for Vocations was marked Sunday at St. Stanislaus paring contract for the 1969-70 year. ish, Fall River, with a folk Mass and afternoon of Christian fellowship. Participating Father Kilfoyle, 37, said he h;1S no intention of leaving the in the Mass was the Folk Ensemble of .Our Lady of Angels Provincial Motherhouse in Church or --of getting married, Enfield, Conn. with Sister Catherine Marie of the Felician Sisters as directress. Sharalthough his request for laiciza- ing in the event with partion includes a request for perWorld Vocation Day had as its ed out. It was with a hope to ishioners and friends were mission to marry in the future if primary goal not a brainwashing lessening some of this lack of some 80 Sisters representing of young people but rather edu- knowledge that- World Vocation he is released from his vows. A native of Brooklyn, Father various religious communi- cating young and old as to the Day was sponsored. Its true Kilfoyle was ordained in 1963 ties in the Diocese of Fall River; meaning and value of this phe- fruits will be known only years and was assigned to St. Peter's Sisters of Mercy, Dominicans, nomenon in the Christian midst from now, but a beginning has in 1964. He will present his doc- Holy Union, Sisters of St. Jo- known as the "religious life." been made. toral dissertation in June at eph, Religious of Jesus and Mary The Church faces today not Union Theological Seminary, and the Felician Sisters. so much a crisis of faith as a New York, where he has pursued IIncrease 1 Million Future Trends? crisis of ignorance, it was pointgraduate studies in theology NEW DELHI (NC) - India's The afternoon program includsince 1965. Catholic population increased by ed a panel di~cussion on the relCommenting on Father KiI- 'evance of religious life in the Opens Membership more than a million during the foyle's status, Father Edmund Church of today and the future. past five years, according to the G. Ryan, S.J., executive vice Dialogue participation came from In Conference country's latest Catholic Direcpresident at St. Peter's, said that an overflow audience of youngNEW ORLEANS (NC)-Mem- tory. The directory, released here Father Kilfoyle remains a Jesuit sters, oldsters and those in-be- bership in the Christian Preach- by the Society of St. Paul, liste.; and a professor in. good standing. tween. ing Conference was opened to over 7.6 million Catholics in the He sai<1 action路 on Father KiIProtestant ministers and a band country, as against 6,515,600 in .Questions from the floor stim-" foyle's'refluest for a contract to of CPC priest members was es- 1964. teach will be held off until ulted discussion as to what fu- tablished to give communicaRome acts on the request for ture trends in religious life would tions-type retreats. These actions be. The consensus reached was laicization. that religious life in its essent- came in the closing days of the ial mission as a grouping to- CPC conference here. gether of Christians who truly Prelate Promises Father Thomas Carroll, vicebelieve and love dedicated to president, said that by opening Frequent Dialogue service rather than recognition the CPC to all preachers some J. TESER, Prop. BUENOS AIRES (NC)-Coad- has yet to see its most flourish- of the best preaching abilities in RESIDENTIAL jutor Archbishop Juan Carlos ing day. the U. S. could be utilized by INDUSTRIAL Aramburu of Buenos Aires has CPC. Likewise, there would be COMMERCIAL announced that in the future the fullest possible open discus253 Cedar St., New Bedford Accept Resolution there will be frequent dialogues sion and sharing of ideas on 993-3222 A resolution sponsored by preaching, he said. between bishops and priests on .~'#########4####~#~######~ the socio-economic problems af- Stonehill College students representing the kingdom of Nepal fecting the Argentine people. His announcement followed was one of nine accepted out of several days of meetings with a 250 proposals at the annual group of clergy called the Third model United路 Nations session in World Priests, which has been New York attended by represenscrutinizing every move of the tatives of over 150 colleges and Argentine bishops. (The Third universities. The Stonehill deleWorld is a term usually applied gation was headed by Kevin Moore, New Bedford. Following to the developing nations.) In March, a delegation of the up its interest in Nepal, the COlltractors Sinrce 1913 Third World Priests reportedly Stonehill International Relations gave Archbishop Aramburu a Club will have as principal 699 Bellville Avenue note analyzing the clergy crisis speaker at its May banquet Kul in the Rosario archdiocese which Chandra Gautana, a Nepalese New Bedford has threatened to reach national exchange student. A library display is also featuring Nepal. proportions.
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Fantastic, Capricious Novel By Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Kennedy, The most spectacular performance on Broadway just now is that of Alec McCowen in the title role of Hadrian VII. In the Summer, a second company, headed by Hume Cronyn, will begin a national tour. This curious play, in ' which an English layman is, elected to the Papacy and ficulties, but the Cardinal of Pimlico has cOJ)1e up with a and turns the Chureh upside- solution. . down, is based on a curious Rose, once in Rome, finds that novel which was first published 65 years ago. Because of the success of the play, the novel, after languishing in obscurity for decades, is now re-issued in paperback: Had ria n the Seventh by Frederick Rolfe (Ballantine Books, 101 Fifth Street, New York, N.Y. 10003, plus postage, 95 cents). Rolfe who sometimes took to himself the title Baron Corvo, was born in London in 1860, the son of Anglican parents. He became a' Roman Catholic, and sought to be a priest, only to be dismissed from, the seminary each time he had succeeded in gaining admission. He was a cranky, gifted oddity, who tried his hand at teaching, painting, writing, He never knew success, struggled along in penury, was a waspish enemy and had enemies as waspish. His later years he spent in Italy, and he died in Venice in 1913, penni-less. George Arthur Rose is the name under which Rolfe appears in his novel. Rose is an artist and' writer who lives In the garret of a London boarding house. He is a convert to Catholicism, who for 20 years has been intent on becoming a priest. He knows this to be his vocation, and he is inflexible in pursuing it. Treated Shabbily He has been thwarted by dishonest and tricky <:hurchmen, who have ousted him from seminaries on flimsy pretexts or without explanation. 0 the r 'churchmen have cheated him and libelled him as he has tried to make a living. In fact, the English Catholic body has treated him shabbily, and he now takes delight in paining these co- ~ religionists of his. Suddenly he is summoned from his garret to the boarding' house parlor. Respectfully awaiting him there are the Cardinal Archbishop of Pimlico and the Bishop of Caerleon, both of whom he had known unhappily, in earlier times. They question him minutely about himself and his aspiration to the' priesthood, and propose that he be ordained almost immediately, putting at his disposition a large sum of money which is not only to pay his debts but also to recompense 'him for injustice and injury done him by them 'and their kind. He agrees. He then finds ,himself called to Rome. The papal throne has been vacant for a long time. The cardinals in conclave have been unable to produce a successor to Leo XIII, and have finally chosen the method of compromise. This means that the college selects a small group of its number which will work out the problem and name a new pope. The group. too, has had its dif-
the solution is his own election to the papal throne. He is scarcely fazed by this development. Accepting the decision, he is immeqiately in full command, and signalizes radical change by ordering that the central window overlooking St. Peter's square be unbricked, so that he may there give his first blessing to the city and the world. He thus breaks with the tradition, in force since the fall of the Papal States in 1870, that a new pope gives his blessing , within the basilica. This is only the beginning. He is crowned on the steps of St. Peter's (as Paul VI was to be in 1963); he has the old papal villa at Castelgandolfo reopened and goes to live there periodically (as Pius XI was. to do after 1929); he sallies forth into Rome and visits almost casually (as John XXIII was to begin doing in 1958). Imperious, he enters into combat with those functionaries in the Church whose ideas he sees as outmoded or deformed, and whose methods he believes to be damaging. They are vanquished. He keeps hammering away at the idea that the Church and churchmen are meant to serve. Hadrian directs that all the Vatican treasures be sold. Enormous' sums are realized, and they are put' into works immensely beneficial to the social order of the world. He himself lives in undecorated and com. fortless quarters, refuses to wear lace, smokes a cigarette whenever he likes. Glorifies Kaiser The sovereigns and presidents of the great powers turn to him to settle the rivalries and contentions which threaten war. He accepts the role of Supreme Arbitrator and decrees a new Roman Empire under two emperors, with Wilhelm II of Ger. many as emperor over his own country, Russia, Austria, France, etc., and' Victor Emmanuel III as emperor over Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece;. much of the Balkans, etc. He also rearranges the rest of the world (with the United States annexing South America). All this in the first year of his pontificate! This quite unexampled novel is fantastic in many senses: imaginative and imaginary, extravagant, eccentric, capricious. The style is elaborate ("The arrows of' cardinalitial eyes impinged upon him; and glanced off the ice of his mail".) Words polysyllabic, obsolete, or invented for the occasion abound ("dicaculous descriptions,", "delirious onomatopes," "Hendescasyllabic allocutions," "fumicables"-Le.. cigarettes). Rolfe detested Socialism, glorified Kaiser Wilhelm as a great man,' made predictions which failed to materialize. He paid off old scores ruthlessly in his book. A homosexual miasma pervades much of it. It is a literary freak,. yet it has inner vitality and, in some respects, a quality of prophecy.
. SPOKESMEN: On the subjects of Catholic schools and the church in the cities, spokesmen at the NCCB meeting in Houston were Auxiliary Bishop William E. McManus, left, ,of Chi'cago, and Cardinal-designate John J. Wright, Bishop of Pittsburgh, 'who compare notes on their talks to the assembled bishops and newsmen covering the meeting. NC Photo.
Positive and Realistic Continued from Page One He spoke of the long range ,effectiveness of some of the actions 'and referred specifically to the guidelines given for theological training of candidates for the priesthood. "It represents a very substantial updating of theological training they will receive. . . The long range result will be reflected in the generation of priests ahead." Asked whether he believed schism is imminent at all or within the forseeable future in the U. S. Church, Archbishop Dearden ,said: "I think we have reason for great optimism. We began with a very strong religious faith. The Church in the U. S. had 'a vigor quite outstanding among all churches throughout the world: This is something strong on which to build. In this strength, while tensions will undoubtedly occur, I do not think they are ' of such nature we could ,look for anything that would be a schism." Report ,on Biafra Newsmen asked him about the possibility of making bishops' meetings more open to the press. ' He said: "We would not have the same open, unhindered and blunt dialogue we have in a meeting closed to our own membership. We have achieved this to a very high degree." Auxiliary Bishop Edward E. Swanstrom of New York, executive director of Catholic Relief Services, gave a brief report on aid to Biafra, pointing out that American Catholics had contributed almost $3 million by April 12 for aid to Nigeria and Biafra. He said the total value of aid provided victims on both sides of. the civil war was more than $7.5 million. He asked the bishops to urge their people to pray for a ceasefire that will end . "this dreadful holocaust." Cardinal-designate Terence J. Cooke of New York suggested encouragement of some lowkeyed education program to point out the advantages taxexempt institutions and churches
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provide society, and to condemn abuses by such tax-exempt organizations. Youth's Attitude Bishop McManus in his talk said: "The most serious problem presently facing the Church in education . . . is youth's negative attitude toward the Church." He noted that "the Church in education will be heard mainly by those to whom it h'as listened." He added: "We hear disturbing reports that youth is losing confidence in the Church as an institution. . . . Present day rumbles of unrest may be only a prelude to a roar of rebellion by a whole generation of young people." "A renewed and radically restructured apostolate to the young is imperative.... Youth's problems with the Church are honest and open... '.Their present attitude is to wait and see whether they will' remain with the Church. They will remain, I believe, if we can persuade them that in Church and by Church they will be heard," he said. Schools Crisis He said the question uppermost for many people is, do the bishops intend to continue ele~ mentary and secondary schools. He referred to the November., 1967, bishops" statement that "we therefore will do our part to continue, improve and strengthen these schools,'.' and said it merits reaffirmation at this time. "Worst of all, we find that in this time of national properity, when Catholic families as a group have moved up the economic ladder, weekly contributions - the mainstay of parish school support-are diminishing in many parishes." He added, "Unwillingness to donate it" is suspected as the cause. The main crisis, he said, is "a crisis of confidence in the Catholic school's future," which confronts the wholeChurch-bishops, clergy, Religious and laity._ "Together, all in the Church must help schools survive this crisis."
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Parishion~rs of sf Anthony of the Desert Church, Fall River, will honor their pastor, ChorBishop Joseph Eid, for 40 years service at a testimonial Sunday, June 8 at Venus deMiio restaurant. Honorary co-chairmen for the event are Bishop Francis M. Zayek, Maronite Exarch for the United States, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. General chairman for the parish is Michael S. Sahady, aided by a large committee. , The program will begin at 10:30 Sunday morning with a concelebrated Mass at whiCh Bishop Zayek will preside. The banquet will follow at 1 o'clock. Blessed Sharbel Chor-Bishop Eid has served in Fall River since 1929 and for 17 years also served as pastor of Our Lady of Purgatory Church in New Bedford. For years he has been closely associated with the cause for canonization of Blessed Sharbel Makhlouf, Hermit of Lebanon. He recalls as a high point of his life attendance at beatification ceremonies for the holy man at St. Peter's in Rome and he is now hopeful that the process of canonization will be completed in the near future. The Fall River pastor is also active in the cause of Father Jacob, another Lebanese monk outstanding for virtue. St. Anthony of the Desert parish is attached to the Maronite Exarchate for the United States, rather than to the Fall River Diocese, but close ties are maintained with the Diocese and Bishop Connolly wrote to Chor'Bishop Eid in connection with the forthcoming testimonial: "I congratulate you on your long and distinguished record in reli-, gious路'and public or community 'matters. I pray God may continue you for years to come as a faithful servant of your people, guiding them along the paths that lead to God, and bring them assurance of final blessedness in the abode of the just." Proceeds of the testimonial will benefit a fund to construct a Fall River shrine and chapel dedicated to Blessed Sharbel and a school for needy children in Chor-Bishop Eid's native district of Mozraat-En-Dahr, Lebanon.
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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. Apr. 24, 1969
SCHOOLBOY SPORTS IN THE DIOCESE By PETER J. BARTEK Norton Hlala Coacb
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May Be Beaded for t'eliW'oy Blaine Young Doing Well in Minors By Luke Sims
Competent Talent Aplenty In Bristol Golf Circuit Attleboro looms as the northern division pre-season favorite while it is expected that Durfee High of Fan River and New Bedford will battle it out for the first place honors in the six-team southern division of the Bristol schoolboy golf league which gets underway next the competition between Durfee and New Bedford goes right Monday. Mark Forbes ,who down to the wire when the two is well known throughout arch rivals collide in the last the area for his accomplishments on tile basketball court, rates llie nod as the top flight member of Coach Frank O'Connell's Jewelry City six-man team. Forbes is aiming for the Cape Cod qualifying round at the Pocasset Country Club, the fore runner to the individual Statewide championships. The qualifying round is scheduled the last week in May with the State competition listed about 10 days later at the Saddle Hill Country Club in Hopkinton. Coach Bill Nugent is counting on Dick Auclair to pace the' Fall River representatives in the southern division while Coach Jack Curry figures Dick Gottesman will lead the Whaling City Crimson to the 'divisional flag. There are many area golfers who would not. be .surprised if
match of the season on June 2. These same pundits do not anticipate the same close race in the northern division, predicting a much easier time for the O'Connellmen. Dennis Gamache is one of the more capable players in the twodivision set-up. Coach Neil Lowe expects that young Gamache will tum in some surprising scores in those matches involving his Bishop Feehan High team of Attleboro, also competing in the northern division. Msgr. Coyle High and its cross-town rival, Taunton, Dighton-Rehoboth and Bishop Connolly High of Fall River round out the northern division. Coach Tom McCarthy will lead his Connolly forces for the first time in the scholastic competition.
Opening Matches Scheduled Monday In the southern division, Somerset, Bishop Stang of Dartmouth, Old Rochester Regional of Mattapoisett are the other contenders in addition to Durfee and New Bedford. Vocational of New Bedford was originalIy scheduled to participate but has withdrawn. Holy Family High, also of New Bedford, will supply the opposition for those who had arranged to play the Trade School, but the Whaling City Parochials will not be official Bristol Scholastic Golf League members this season. Each of the 12 clubs are listed for 10 league matches, a home and away confrontation with the other five divisional teams. At the conclusion of league play, the divisional champions will pair off for the loop title match. The circuit has adopted the match point system of scoring. Two points will be awarded for a team win and one for a tie. Individual matches will be contested over a nine-hole distance. The number one and two golfers of each dub squaring off in one foursome, three and four in a second and five and six in the third all competing individ,:,ally and as partners.
One point is scored by the winner of the individual play and then a third point is awarded to the team best-ball for a total of three points per four-some, or, nine points in the match. In opening round action listed for Monday Durfee will meet Old Rochester at the Reservation Country Club in Mattapoisett, Bishop Feehan will be at Dighton-Rehoboth, Attleboro will host Bishop Connolly at Highland Country Club in the Jewelry City, Taunton and Msgr. Coyle will meet at the Bristol County course in Taunton and Bishop Stang travels to Suspiro's in Somerset to take on the Blue Raiders. New Bedford originally scheduled to play crosstown rival Vocational, will vie with Holy Family at the Whaling City course and, in the only match on the docket for Wednesday, Coyle will be at the Highland Country Club to meet Bishop Feehan. The area schoolboy golfers will play through the first week of June, interrupted only by the area individual state qualifying round listed for May 9.
Wareham Hosts Class D Relay Clubs Then the divisional leaders will battle it out for league honors before both clubs head for the area team finals to be played June 16 at the Chicopee Country Glub. While t~e golfers are out on the links sharpening-up their game over the weekend, area trackmen will be fighting it out in the second annual Eastern Massachusetts relays on Saturday.
As in the past, the relays will be contested at four different sites. Class A teams will meet at Boston College, B competition will be held at Xaverian in Westwood and C action will take place in Andover. And, in Wareham, the Vikings will use the occasion to dedicate their newall-weather track as they host the D competition. All of last year's championsClass A Weymouth, B Andover,
It's a long way from the Bristol County League to the majors but Blaine Young is headed in that direction. The former Bishop Stang baseball standout is currently on the Jamestown, N. Y. roster in the Ne\y York-Pennsylvania League where he is listed as a pitcher. This is the second year of professional ball for youthful Young who made his debut last season after being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the annual major league player draft in June. Blaine was the only performer in Southeastern Massachusetts to be drafted. . After a shaky start the lanky left hander settled down and pitched steady ball the rest of the campaign. He was so effective that he was inyited back for another season. Young got his "break" shortly after he had pitched the Spartans to a share of the Bristol County League championship when he was signed by Red Sox scout Wilfred "Lefty" Lefebvre of Seekonk. On June 19 former Stang innings compiling a 1.03 earned baseball coach Gerry Hickey run average in posting a 4-1 recmade the announcement that . ord. His victories came .over Blaine would depart for James- Taunton and Feehan, both of town the following day. He was whom tied the Spartans for the just one of 41 players drafted by title, Durfee and North Attlethe Sox but he was being afford- boro. His lone setback was an opened a rare opportunity. That Young" was first drafted ing day, 4-3, loss to Durfee when and later signed came as no sur- the Hilltoppers pushed across prise to County followers. Dur- three unearned markers late in ing his senior year he hurled 52 the game. He also had a save to his credit. In addition to his pitching prowess, Young was among the NUa1$ Test German better hitters in the league comMeo51es Vaccine piling an average of .300 includBUFFALO (NC)-Religious or- ing several key hits and had 10 der nuns in the diocese of Buf- runs batted in. Hickey was and still is greatly falo are being asked to help determine Which of three vac- impressed with his former firecines against Germtm measles bailer. has the least side-effect. Dr. Michel Ibrahim, deputy Erie County health commis- Petition Financial sioner, has said about half of Operations Report the 14 orders here so far have LOS ANGELES (NC)-James agreed to take the vaccines. Francis Cardinal McIntyre. and He said "he selected nuns-in other Los Angeles archdiocesan what he believes is a first in the officials have made no response nation-because a viable vaccine to a petition filed by a laity cannot be tested in married group urging a pubIfc report of women who might be pregnant: financial resources, spending The rubella virus can cause fetal and other Church operations in defects in the early months of the archdiocese. pregnancy, and the live, though The letter of the Los Angeles attenuated vaccine virus may Association of Laymen (LAAL), have similar effects. which claims a membership of 850, was sent to the cardinal, according to Thomas Rock, C Lawrence High of Falmouth, LAAL president. Rock said the letter pointed and D Archbishpp Williams of Braintree-will be back to de- out public reports on Chur.\路l operations now are made in a fend their titles. number of dioceses in this counThe only area club competing try. He 'said the cardinal was in the large-school class A asked to support "discussion and bracket is New Bedford. Barn- implementation of a full and stable and Attleboro will repre- uniform' system of public acsent the locale in B competition counting" at the semi-annual and Wareham, Dighton-Reho- meeting of the U. S. bishops in both, Sekonk, Old Rochester Houston. along with Provincetown will compete for Class D" honors. Falmouth will have to defend against Bishop Stang, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Coyle and Dennis" Yarmouth from within diocesan territorial boundaries plus a Prescriptions called for dozen or so teams from outside. and delivered Competition is scheduled to LOFT begin at 10 A.M., starting with CHOCOLATES the field events, except in Class 600 Cottage St. 994-7439 A where the running events will New Bedford be contested first.
"Blaine always had excellent control," said Hickey. "He has a good fast ball and excellent curve and should develop into an excellent pitcher." If Bhiine has a fault it's in the control department where he has a tendency to be wild in the early goings. Hickey worked on the problem with his southpaw slinger and the control improved greatly over the second half of his senior campaign. "If he can lick that small problem, there's no doubt in my mind that he can be a big league hurler," beamed Hickey. Young is the s~m of Harry Leon Young, 140 Bridge Street, Fairhaven and is a member of St. Joseph Parish. In addition to his baseball career at Stang, he was an excellent footbalI player and track man. As a member of Coach Charlie Connell's gridders Young was a top notch pass receiving end and defensive safety, earning All-Bristol County honors in both departments. Young has expressed interest in continuing his schooling and would like to attend Bristol Community College in the "offseason." Although he enjoys all sports, Young is restricted during the Summer months. Instead of swimming, surfing and just plain sunning, he's devoting all of his attention to one thing ,~ * ,;, baseball. He and a lot of other people are hoping it will eventually lead to a trip to Boston.
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