Page 1

,.....,......

;

.b

The ANCHOR

\

.f!,

,

An Anchor 01 the Soul, Sure and FIrm-St. Paul

Fall River, Mass., Thursday, July 3, 1975

Vol.19,No.27

©

1975 The Anchor

PRICE 15c $5.00 pet

,ear

NOT SELF INTEREST

Church Is Advocate Of All Human Needs WASHINGTON. (NC) - The president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops-U.S. Catholic Conference has challenged the claims of a priestcongressman that the Catholic Church's legislative priorities are dictated by institutional selfinterest. In a letter to Jesuit Father Robert Drinan (D.-Mass.), Archbishop Joseph Bernardin of Cincinnati told the congressman that his "charge of institutional self-interest in the legislative priorities of the bishOps simply is not true with respect to the United States Catholic Confer· ence. Nor do I believe that it·

is true of the bishops or the Church generally. "I must conclude tbat your remarks were the result of your being unaware of the facts." Archbishop Bernardin included a summary of USC.C congressional testimony on a wide variety of social issues and noted that Father Drinan's criticism" came at about the same time he and four other bishops had met with the President to discuss five key issues, including the world food crisis. The USCC's "very heavy in· volvement" in the food area alone "would be sufficient to Turn to Page Twelve

ORDINATION IN ROME: Newly ordained priests prostrate themselves before Pope Paul (extreme left) during a ceremony in St. Peter's Square June 29. About 20 of the ordination class of 359 are Americans. The ordination of one American, the Rev. Mr. Millard G. Boyer, was postponed when his parents were killed in an airline crash in New York.

Pope Asks Priests Give • Selves In Total Service

VATICAN CITY (NC) - In a ceremony Pope Paul himself described as "never before equaled," he ordained 359 deacons to the priesthood in S1. Peter's Square June 29. The Pope told the new priests that total priestly dedication opens up to them "the panorama of mankind."

Father Andrade Assumes Seminary Work Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., Bishop of Fall River, has today announced the granting of permission to Rev. Manuel Andrade, pastor of Our Lady of Health Parish, Fall River, to resign from that parish ministry and devote himself to the care of seminarians at the Seminary of Yucatan, Mexico, for one year. Rev. Luciano J. Pereira, assistant pastor at St. Michael Parish, Fall River, has been assigned by the Most Reverend Bishop as administrator of Our Lady of Health Parish, Fall River. Father Andrade, pastor of the Fall River parish since June, 1970, has always had a strong

FR. LUCIANO PEREIRA

inclination to be associated with the training of seminarians. He always entertained the hope of studying at the Gregorian University in Rome and serving as a professor in a seminary. A Taunton native, Father Andrade studied at the Angra Semi· nary in the Azores where he hoped to remain as a seminary professor, Continuing to St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, he also prayed to be accepted among the Sulpicians to do seminary work. The permission had to be denied because of the need of Portuguese priests in the Diocese of Fall River. Later, together with Rev.- Augustinho Pacheco, now in pastoral work in the. Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, Father Andrade petitioned Richard Cardinal Cushing to be accepted in the Society of St. James the Apostle and do missionary work in South America. Arrangements could not be completed at that time. . Three years ago,· receiving a usual letter seeking financial support for the Seminary of Merida in Mexico, Father Andrade asked that a particular seminarian be chosen by the faculty whom the Fall River pastor would adopt and help to the priesthood. The seminary faculty invited Father Andrade to visit both the seminarian and the seminary. His visit became a close association with ail the seminarians on Mer-

ida. Seminary officials eventually asked Father Andrade to join them. It was only this year that Bishop Cronin was able to agree to the petition of Archbishop Manuel Castro Ruis and permit Father Andrade, with his blessing and encouragement, to undertake seminary apostolate in Mexico. Born in Taunton on March 30, 1926, the son of Manuel and Maria Hortensia Medeiros Andrade, Rev. Manuel Andrade was educated at the Village of Rabo de Peixe, on St. Michael Island in the Azores. After beginning his preparaTurn to Page Five

. FR. MANUEL ANDRADE

Pope Paul, who was marking the 12th anniversary of his coronation as Pope, stressed the priestly function of service to people in need in a talk to the deacons from five continents, including 25 Americans. "Know how to listen to the groan of the poor, the candid voice of the child, the thoughtful cry of youth, the complaint of the tired worker, the sigh of the suffering and the criticism of the thinker," the Pope told the newly ordained priests in the course of the almost four-hour, openair ceremony. The Pope personally laid hands on each of the deacons who came up in twos to kneel before him on the steps of S1. Peter's Basilica. Ten cardinals annointed the palms of each ordained. Then

each of the 359 returned to the Pope to receive from him the kiss of peace. Before the actual ordination, the .deacons lay face down in eight long rows on a huge red and gold carpet, while a crowd of about 70,000 chanted the Litany of the Saints. The Pope knelt during the litany at a crimson prie-dieu. He appeared to be deep in prayer. The 77-year-Old Pope, calling the priesthood an "exciting adventure," reminded the· ordinands that their vocation "has upset the normal and attractive plans of your life." The priesthood, he continued, "has even asked from you reo nunciation of conjugal love in order to extol in you an extraordinary fullness of love for the Turn to Page Four

LIBERTY and JUSTICE FOR ALL By FATHER MARION A. HABIG As the first rays of sunrise pierced the darkness of the easte,rn horizon on the morning of July 4, 1776, the Angelus bell of San Jose Mission in the Spanish province of Texas an!l0unced the dawn of another hot sunny day. About 275 Coehuiltecan Indians, who lived in stone apartments abutting the walls of the mission square, got up from their raised wooden beds covered with , buffalo hides and gunny-sack sheets, and quickly assembled for morning Mass and instruction. Franciscan Father Pedro de Ramirez, who had begun the building of a beautiful new stone church eight years before, was waiting for the mission Indians

in the spacious triple-domed sacristy. Because the church proper was still under construction and was not completed until six years later, the sacristy was used. for divine services and the overflow of the congregation stood in the arched hallway of the ad· joining "convento" or priest's residence. A year and a half later Father Juan Agustin Morfi (a Spanish phonetic spelling for the Irish "Murphy") visited San Jose Mission and found Jits new church to be "very beautiful, having a lovely cupola and a rich facade, decorated with statues and ornaments." It was nearing completion at this time. Father Morfi wrote in his "History of Texas, 1673. Turn to Page Twelve


2

'"

Confers Degree On Blind Student In Hospital Room

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

The first off<ampus commencement exercises ever held for one individual in the history of Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, took place last week in a patient's room at Rhode Island Hospital.

DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER

OFFICIAL RESIGNATION

Rev. Manuel Andrade, pastor of Our Lady of Health Parish, Fall River, has resigned from the pastoral ministry and has been granted a one-year leave of absence to serve on the Faculty of the Seminary of Yucatan, Mexico.

Leonard A. Theroux of River Road, Marstons Mills, a member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Osterville, received a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Dr. Richard J. Ward, Dean of the SMU College of Business and ·Industry, as his wife Lise and close personal friend and fellow graduate, Roman Senteio, watched the bedside ceremony.

/ \-

&

ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Luciano J. Pereira, assistant pastor at St. Michael Parish, Fall River, to Our Lady of Health Parish, Fall River, as administrator.

Sr. Mary Dympna Dolan and Sr. Cecile Marie Duarte

The resignation and assignment become effective on Wednesday, July 23, 1975.

Bishop of Fall River

Rabbi Suggests Jews Obtain Knowledge of·New Testament ALBANY (NC) - A rabbi spe- moc:.phere that is thousands of cializing in New Testament stud· miles removed. in space and alies defines his role as' "trying . most 2,000 years in time," he to make Jews understand that sa.id. the Christian view of Jesus is Rabbi Sandmel explained that more than a def,inition. It's an it is difficult to foster interfaith emotional bond from early understanding because it is dif· youth." ficult to make clear to people Rabbi Samuel Sandmel is Dis- that "the basic points of departinguished Service Professor at ture, the basic axioms from Hebrew Union College-Jewish which we start in religious' traInstitute of Religion in Cincin· ditions condition us so that we nati, Ohio. He was in Albany derive different lessons. We live recently to speak to Roman in sort of different atmospheres." Catholic, Pretcstant and Jewish Nevertheless, he said, he beclergy. lieves interfaith dialogue is no In an interview with The Evan- more difficult than ecumenical gelist, the Albany diocesan news- dialogue. paper, Rabbi Sandmel said: "My knowledge of ecumenical "There is a long background efforts is that they center on among Jews of non-acquaint- Jesus as if that's .the whole ance, of deliberate shunning of thing," he said. "That's basic", knowledge" about Christ. He but not the whole thing by any added that he has written several means. There are a whole range books because he feels that Jews of things apart from Jesus that ought to know what's in the ought to be explored," New Testament. All denominations and faiths "Jesus the man can be grasped are hampered by vocabulary, he by Jews," he said. "There is no reason at all for Jews not to said. "Christians 'and Jews have look at Jesus with warmth and used common vocabularyatonement, sin-but meant difadmiration," ferent things. This has been a However, he said ,that he does real barrier to communication. not think Jews are going to share in Christianity's -theological doctrines which proclaim Jesus as the son of God. "That is just so far removed Funeral Home from the Jewish experience. It 571 Second Street entails capturing an ancient at-

O'ROURKE

Necrology JULY 17 Rev. Nicholas Fett, SS.CC., 1938, Pastor, S1. Boniface, New Bedford Rev. Edmund J. Neenan, 1949, Assistant, Sacred Heart, Oak Bluffs. JULY.16 Rev. Bernard· Percot, O.P., 1937, Founder, St. Dominic, Swansea JULY 17 Rev. William J. Smith, 1960, Pastor, St. James, Taunton

Fall River, Mass. 679-6072

MICHAEL J. McMAHON Registered Embalmer Licensed Funeral Director

JEFFREY E. SULLIVAN Funeral Home 550 Locust Street Fall River, Mass. 672-2391 Rose E. Sullivan Jeffrey E. Sulliva .1

Dean Ward cited Theroux, who graduated dean's list and with distinction, as "a fine inspiration to fellow students for his perseverence and scholarly achievement in spite of his blindness and illness," He extended to him the congratulations of the entire SMU community.

Jubilarians Fairhaven Sisters to Commemorate. Anniversaries with Mass on Saturday At 1:30 on Saturdayaf.ternoon, July 5 a Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in the cha~el of Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhaven in commemoration of the 25th and 60th anniversaries of the profession of Sr. Cecile Marie Duarte, SS.CC. and Sr. Mary Dympna Dolan, SS.CC. Sr. Mary Dympna, 82 years of age, was born in Northern Ireland. During her long career in the field of education, she taught at St. Joseph's School, Fairhaven and has been stationed at Sacred Hearts Academy in Fairhaven for more than 50 years. Born and educated in Hawaii, Sr. Cecile Marie· entered the religious life in 1928 and took vows as a member of the Sacred Hearts Congregation on April 22, 1950. In 1951, the silver jubliarian, in the company of three other sisters, established a new mission on the island of Kauia, the oldest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands.

BROOKLAWN FUNERAL HOME, INC. R. Marcel Roy Roger LaFrance -

G. Lorraine Roy James E. Barton

FUNERAL DIRECTORS 15 Irvington .Ct. New Bedford 995-5166

.Manuel Rogers & Sons' FUNERAL HOME 1521 North Main Street Fall River, Mass. Raymond R. Machado Arthur it Machado Tel. Office 672·3101 Res. 673-3896 - 673·0447 THE ANCHOR Second Class Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass. Published every Thursday at 410 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02722 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price by mail, postpaid $5.00 per year.

Following 21 years in the Pacific, she returned to the states and became principal of the Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhaven. At the closing of the Fairhaven academy, she joined the faculty of St. Joseph's Elementary School as· a departmental teacher 'in grades six to eight. She has also served as Sacred Hearts Parish CCD coordinator and as community alternate delegate to the Sisters' senate of the diocese. . . Sr. Cecile Marie leaves the area on July 18 to serve in the Diocese of Honolulu.

'Mrs. Seton' A revised edition of Rev. Joseph I. Dirvin's definitive illustrated biography, "Mrs.. Seton," commemorating the forthcoming canonization of Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton, will be available in August from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It includes a new foreword by Terence Cardinal Co()ke, the proclamation of canonization, photographs, a bibliography and an index. Cloth and paper edition~ are available.

COUGH~IN

D. D. Wilfred C. Sullivan Driscoll FUNERAL HOME

Funeral Home Inc. 308 Locust Street Fall River, Mass.

20E. WINTER STREET

John J. Coughlin

FALL RIVER, MASS.

Michael

J.

Coughlin

675-7055

672-3381

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE A WARING-ASHTON H4.

SERVING ALL' FAITHS

FUNERAL HOMES

Serving All Faiths Regardless of Financial Circumstances For Over 102 Years CITY LOCATION 178 Winter Street Between Cherry & Locust Sts. FALL RIVER .

SUBURBAN LOCATION 189 Gardners' Neck Road North of Rt. 6 Intersection SWANSEA


Connolly Brother Directs National CLC Convention Brother Theodore Letendre, FIC, guidance director at Bish, op Connolly High School, Fall River, and chairman of the national committee of Christian Life Communities (CLC) moderators and promoters, will direct the organization's 10th biennial' national convention, to be held from Aug. 13 through 17 at the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. CLC, based on the Marian sodalities formerly active in nearly <Ill Catholic high schools and colleges, takes its spiritual guidance from the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. In the Fall River diocese, groups are organized at Bishop Gerrard and IBishop Connolly High Schools, Fall River; in St. Paul's parish, Taunton; and at Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth. Five Workshops The August program will include daily prayer sessions, conr.elebrated Masses and five workshops, dealing with Ministry Mary, Liberation, Women in the Church, and Peace and Justice. Bishop Louis Gelineau of Providence will be installed as CLC episco~al moderator at the convention, succeeding Bishop Maurice J. Dingman of Des Moines.

La Sa I'ette Sets Camp Retreats .Weekend retreats for campers will be offered by La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, during J.uly, August and September, under Ihe direction of Brother Richard Brochu, M.S. He states that programs are designed for family participation and counselors will be provided for children. Rev. Andre Patenaude, nationally known folk singer, will lead evening campfire sessions. Dates for the weekends are July 11 to 13 and 25 to 27, Aug. 1 to 3 and Sept. 19 to 21. Programs will begin Friday evening and end at noon Sunday. Advance registration is required and further information is available from Brother Richard at the shrine.

Jesuit Poet-Priest 'Talks of Many Things' At Southeastern Massachusetts University By PAT McGOWAN Every age has its prophets and Daniel Berrigan is one of ours. So when the "high priest of American radicalism" spoke recently at Southeastern Massachusetts University, an overflow crowd was on hand to hear a wide-ranging free-form talk, mostly emerging spontaneously in response to audience questions. ' The Jesuit poet was introduced by Dr. Donald E. Walker, SMU president, with such praise that he commented wryly, referring to his imprisonment for his activities protesting the Vietnam war, "If you'd been around, I'd have been paroled much sooner." Discussing the power of "basic compassion over technological superhuman machinery," Father Berrigan said, "Every question comes down to whether we believe in the power of human life over death." Declaring that the Bible has much to teach us about today's world, he observed that "Kissinger's dream is not different from that of Nabuchodonosor-both dreamed of empire." He added that the Bible also warns that all empires fall, "whether Rome or Washington." "What do we do in this time which for many of us seems to be a kind of mean time," he queried, and 'answered that "First, we are called on to rejoice that no one is dying under

Blesses New Shrine To Sacred Heart . HARLEIGH (NC) - Bishop J. Carroll McCormick of Scranton blessed and dedicated a new outdoor Sbrine to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Raphael's Church here Sunday, the pastor, Father Girard F. Angelo, announced.

Heads Committee

WASHINGTON, (NC) - Bish- . op Gerard L. Frey of Lafayette, La., has been named chairman of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' (NCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The committee will serve as the official conference liaison with the charismatic renewal movement.

THINKING ABOUT CAPE COD? How many times have you wished to get away from the rush of city life and build your own Cape Cod home? Well, here's your chance. I have a choice parcel of land over 11,000 sq. ft. in West Yarmouth with private beach rights, wonderful neighbors a,nd little. traffic. Begin fo make your dreams comEl true. Only $11,000.

Helen M. Webster REALTOR

Q

~

DANIEL BERRIGAN, S.J. our bombs; but secondly we must be aware of the suspicion that Vietnam was only an incidentthe colossus has not been dismantled." Discussing the opposition of "some members of the American left" to bringing Vietnam refugees to the U.S., he commented that time would,prove th;at they should have stayed 'in their own land. "The economic squeeze and inherent racism here will be against them. And I shudder to think of the cultural baptism of Vietnamese children at American hamburger stands." Will Keep Trying Asked, "Do you want this gov· ernment toppled?" Father Berriganretorted, "I will spend the rest of my life without seeing substantial changes in our struc-

THE ANCHORThurs., July 3,

Reparation 'Vigil 'In New Bedford

A five-hour vigil in honor of tures, but I will continue trying." Declaring that "only non- the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and violence is historically interest~ _ Mary will be held from 8 to 1 ing," he said he would take his on July 4 at St. Boniface Church, cue for future actions from "the Coggeshall Street, New Bedford. Purpose of the vigils, held at time sense of the people." He spoke of "a profound cul- a different church each month, tural taproot" in the Eastern is to make reparation for sin and lands-"People there have never to fulfill the reque~t of Our Lady bought' the idea that human of Fatima, to pray for peace, say change can be quick and cheap" organizers. Tomorrow night's program -and' he emphasized that the will begin with Mass, followed human Spirit has need of religious roots - "the Eucharist, by recitation of the rosary, a Passover, whatever one's heri- meditation, a holy hour, Benetage is. ,Politics is not enough to diction and ,at midnight, a secsustain one over a long period ond Mass. Refreshments will be of struggle. The Vietnamese had served in the course of the much more than that in their evening.. religious beliefs, which gave them spiritual vitality and a ca'Simon Peter' pacity for suffering, joy and pa"Simon Peter," .a drama de· tience." p_icting Christ through the eyes The priest added that "the of St. Peter, will -be presented Middle East situation makes free of charge at La Salette Vietnam look simple," and re- Shrine, Attleboro, at 3 p.m. Sun· plied to the question, "Given the day, July 6. The play is written opportunity, how would you forand directed hy Rev. Richard mulate American foreign policy?" D. Waters, a Methodist minister with a simple "Good God!" who founded the Trinity Square Likening abortion to infanti- Players in Providence and the cide, he said, "I mourn living in Fisherman's Players in North a time and society where abor- Eastham before beginning his tion is considered necessary by present ministry in Boston. victimized women," but also commented that "right to life" movements may be accused of hypocrisy when espoused by organizations that did not equally protest "IS years of genocide" in Vietnam. And speaking of attempts at "communitarianism," the priest recommended, "Try them out. There should be less talk and more doing."

USED FURNITURE

Arrang.m.nts Now Han IMn Madl for You to TraY'. Nlarly Two ThoUsand YNn in Only rlft"n Day. to thl

HOLY LAND

wi,h ,he Bib'e as your guidebook. under 'he direction of

Father William

NORTONSt. Mary's Parish, New Bedford

I WANTED I -

PICK·UP SERVICE -

Notre Dame Parish St. Vincent de Paul Store

1799 P'easant Street Fall River, Mass.

TELEPHONE 672-9129

Sept. 3

Help us to Help them who are in Need ••••• A ••••••••• ••• ••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••

Where The Entire Family Can Dine Economically FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE (617) 675-7185 or (617) 673-0821

$1204

(B

Tel. 775-2202

REALTOR

from/to

Providence

Holy Scripture comes alive for you as you walk the Way of the Cross in a Jerusalem which looks almost as it did when Jesus was crucified. Your faith forever takes a deeper meaning as you pray where stood the stable in Bethlehem or kneel in the Garden of Gethsemane. You will gaze out over the,Jordan valley from atop the Mount of Jericho, visit Nazareth, Cana, the Mount of Beatitudes. and many other holy places.

PAPAL AUDIENCE

Come to the Holy Land! On your way you'll stop for your holy year pilgrim's blessing and homily by the Holy Father and a thorough holy year tour of the Vatican and Rome. On your return you'll trace the steps of St. Paul at Athens and Corinth in Greece. r"e li"f sfep ;s fo send in f"is coupon fodoy. Bv refurn mail vou will receive a fact-packed folder which tells you whaf you can ellpect every moment of an unforgettable

,..

71 BERRY AVENUE WEST YARMOUTH, MASS. 02673

3

1975

experience.

I Rev,

William Norton 'SI. Mary's Rectory 343 larkiln Hill Rd.

I I ~::: :'~~~~~d. Mm, 02745 I Please send your colorful fold.r: I Na.._ . _.. _ , , I

,

(phone 9953593)

I I I ,

I I

t;.::~:~~~~~:2~~~~J


4

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

America and God The United States of America is a nation of religious pluralism.' This means exactly what it says-that the government does not foster or favor or support one religion over another. There is, in fine, no "established" religion, no official religion.. This is a far cry from concept that the United States is anti-religion or opposed to religion. And yet this is what is all too often presented as the case in this nation. Certain Supreme Court decisions have taken on overtones of antireligioq; it is recognized that a parent is free to choose a religion-related school for his child, but if he makes this choice he is penalized and the child is not allowed to' take advantage of the tax-supported programs available to children in the public school system. It has reached the point where the federal government is taking the position of penalizing religion but giving full advantage to the atheist. This is indeed a long way from the 'mentality and purpose of the Founding Fathers of this country who deliberately and consciously and with full intent constructed this nation upon belief in God and God-given rights. They had no intention of ruling God out of the national picture but only wished to safeguard the conscience of each religious person and only intended to free the government from the support of one religion over another. But recent decisions and attitudes have put religion on the defensive; have made it appear that the common denominator of this nation is practical atheism; have tended to penalize those who exercise their right to worship God; have made those who foster belief in God and service of God appear to be outside the American tradition or as oddities on the American scene, to be tolerated or suffered but surely not to be approved or helped. It is about time that the basic documents establishing .this country be read instead of merely enshrined and honored. It is about time that people realized that the basiC thrust of this nation is a religious one and that no one of religious inclination need apologize for this or feel himself less an American. It is about time that the fastidious atheist who objects to God or belief in God or God-given principles be informed that while his attitudes will be respected they cannot become the new basis of American national or public life, that they cannot be imposed upon others, that this nation must be true to its foundings and that if this offends him, then it is too bad but there is a limit below which Americans cannot go. But it would not do for this nation to turn into what it' was never intended to be simply because those who believe in God have been put on the defensive, made to feel less American for proposing what any of the early figures of American history would take very much in stride and, indeed, with expectation-belief in God.

Priestly and Service At the ordination of three hundred and' fifty-nine priests by Pope Paul in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the Holy Father pointed out what has been a theme in his own papacy-the priest must repeat to himself: "1 am destined to the service of the church, to the service of the people." This the Pope has repeated again and again-that the priesthood. is not to be seen in terms 'of power and privilege and prestige but in terms of service, the kind of service that echoes the words of the Lord, "The son of man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life in ransom for the many." . The Pope has certainly lived this in his own life. And this is what each priest must echo in his own life and what every person must look for and expect to find in the priest.

@rhe ANCHOR OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER

Published weekly by The Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. 410 Highland Avenue Fall River Mass. 02722 675-7151

R-:v. John P. Driscoll

PUBLISHER Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, D.O., S.T.D. ASSISTANT MANAGERS ,...,leary Press-路Fall River

Rev. John R. Foister

INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4

In 1846 the American Catholic hierarchy declared Mary the Patroness of the United States under the title of her Immaculate Conception.

Ordination Continued from Page One sake of the kingdom of heaven." At the Mass, which' also marked the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Paul urged the new priests: "Never turn back. Jesus himself teaches you this: 'Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.' This is the law of a vocation: a total and definitive 'Yes.''' The Pope stressed the social aspect of the priestly ministry, telling the ordinands: "If there 路-is a service which calls for those who exercise it to be immers~d in the many-sided and tumuluDUS experiences of society, even more so than the teacher, the doctor, or the man in public life, it is the service of the priestly ministry." The priest, Pope Paul said, is obliged "not only to make himself available for every dialogue, every invitation sincerely given to him, but t,9 take pastoral initiative himself to seek out those who may have need of him whether willing or not." The Pope said that the priest must work for social justice "in accordance with the spirit and the forms of Christian sociology, which must find its energy and inspiration in the Gospel and the school of the Church's Magisterium (teaching authority), and not in .other sources which are alien to Christian principles."

Calls East German Trip Fruitful

the

mooQlnq

REV. JOHN F. MOORE

SI. William's Church

Sunshine Politics Mayors quake when they march on city hall, Governors go out of their way to greet them, Congressmen make it a point not to miss one of their bean suppers, Senators never fail to give them V.I.P. treatment when they visit Washington and even Presidents have been known to receive them but also in the halls of Congress. at the White House. What From the early days of Medigroup is this that wield such care, the senior citizens of this power and influence, you might ask? Who are these people that all politicians stand before in dread and fear? Well for the most part they are their own mothers and fathers, now organized and systematized into a federation of Senior Citizen power. The golden ager has fled the rocking chair and bas taken to the road. From coordinated bus trips to planned lunches the retired American has become a force in the political life not only in remote New England villages

land have been coming together that they might be heard as one. The National Association of Retired Persons and the National Council of Senior Citizens have over ten million members on their rolls. Their lobbies speak with a loud voice and few politicians would dare not listen to their appeals. For them, Grey Power is Poll Power. They know that the retired American is by far the voting American. And their numbers increase each and every day.

Grey Politics on the March With the help of the advances in medical science, the number of elderly and retired people in this land multiplies and expands every voting year. It is estimated that at the present time there are more than twe'nty two million people over the age of 65 in this nation. This group accounts for ten percent of the country's population. Add to

these figures and facts the numbers of people under 65 who have sought early' retirement and also have joined these new forces in American life and you can see why Sunshine politics has the potential to deliver such a political clout. Sick of sitting around watching each other adding wrinkles, the newest political power mao

ROME (NC) - The Vatican's specialist in East European negotiations, returning from a precedent-breaking vi"it to East German officials, called his talks there "useful and fruitful." Archbishop Agostino Casaroli told reporters at the airport on his arrival back from his sixday trip to East Germany that he and his communist hosts "agreed that direct dialogue should continue." The secretary of the Vatkan's Council for the Church's Public Affairs said he viewed such fu'ture talks with "measured confidence." """","""""''''''''''''''1101路,'''',".1,'"..,

''''路.'',"""".1."",."""."""."""", II

chine is not afraid to march with cane in hand to reprimand some poor legislator as you would a pre-primary pupil. The dear old grandmother rocking away in the corner and the beloved grandfather playing checkers with his cronies are fast becoming a mere memory. Senior citizen organizations, bingoes, whist parties, bus'tours and the doctor has set them free. They look around and see many more of each other and they ban together. In the early part of this century less than four percent of Americans were over the magic Medicare age of 65. In a few short years from now it is projected that over twenty five percent of this nation's population will have reached this age. With a zero population growth and an increase in Hfe expectancy, more and more will politicians be forced to focus in on the needs of the elderly. No longer can they be ignored. Liberated by the new winds of social trends, all of us must truly realize that Grey Politics is on the march.


THE ANCHOR-

Requests Cape Parishes Enter· Fresh Air Program Members of Cape Cod parishes life and recreation, travel and are appealed to by the Harwich new friendships. Junior Women's Club, which is Children range in age from 5 seeking volunteer vacation par- to 12, and up to 16 for those who ents for the New York -City return to the same family. Each Fresh Air Fund program. summer more than half are "reClub officers explain that the invited" guests to the same home Fresh Air Fund is an independ- and a welcome may be extended ent, fully tax·exempt organiza- from two weeks to all summer. tion, providing free vacations for The Fund provides each child's New York City boys and girls. transportation, liability insurThroughout its history, the Fund ance and medical expenses. Each has accepted children of every is given a complete health and faith, race, and n'ltiona1it" ~c· nurse's examination within 24 cording to only one criterion: hours before leaving New York need. Gity. Of the free vacations available Children arrive in groups, acto New York City boys and companied by escorts. The first girls this year on the basis of need alone, over 80 per cent will . group of children will arrive on be provided by the Fresh Air the Cape on Thursday, July 17, a second group on Thursday, Fund. July 31. While recreation is the main No elaborate plans or arrangeobjective of this program the extent of enrichment for an ur- ments are necessary. Families ban child is limited only by the are simply asked to include th~ir imagination and energy of his young visitors in their summer schedules. or her host family. If a Fresh Air child it taken Further information on the into your home this summer, say program ,is available from Mrs. ufficers, you will be host to one W. Cahoon, Homelife chairman of 16.000 needy children visiting of the Harwich Junior Woman's in homes like yours. A "Fresh Club; telephone 432-4380, or Air" is given the chance to ex- from co-chairman, Mrs. R. Streitperience the pleasures of summer matter, 432-6153.

Announce Clergy Changes Continued from Page One tion for the priesthood at the Angra Seminary, Azores, he continued at S1. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1949 at S1. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, by Bishop James L. Connolly, D. Sc.His1., the fourth bishop of Fall River. Father Andrade has served at S1. Anthony of Padua, Our Lady of Angels, Espirito Santo and Our Lady of Health Parishes in Fall River; Our Lady of M1. Carmel and Immaculate Conception Parishes in New Bedford. Father Pereira Born in Capelas, S1. Michael Island, Azores, Rev. Luciano J. Pereira :s the son of Palmira Botelho de Medeiros Pereira and tb~ late Antonio Joaquim Pereira. Following his studies in the Azores, Father Pereira attended the Seminary of Angra. He was ordained to the priest-

hood by Most' Rev. Guilherme Augusto da Cunha Guimarais in Angra, Terceira, the Azores, on May 30, 1954. Father Pereira has served as assistant pastor at Our Lady of the Angels and S1. Michael Parishes in Fall River, and Our Lady of M1. Carmel Parish in New Bedford. In September 1972, Father Pereira was given a special award by the Greater Fall River Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding service to immigrants. From its inception, he bad been associated with the Portuguese Youth Cultural Organization. The Information Referral Center for Portuguese Immigrants also owes its existence to Father Pereira, who also serves as guid· ance counselor for Portuguese immigrants in the Fall River public schools.

Food is our product •.. Service is our pride! There's a lot to like about Fernandes Super Markets . . • Serviced Fish and Deli, Serviced In· store Bake Shops,

Thurs., July 3, 1975

Xaverian Jubilee· Brother Theodore Melvin, C.F.X., son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Melvin of 138 Fenner St., Fall River, recently marked 25 years as a Xaverian brother at a liturgical celebration at St. John's High School, Shrewsbury. A graduate of St. Patrick's grammar school, Fall River, and Coyle High School, Taunton, Brother Theodore attended Boston College before entering religious life. He taught at Xaverian College, Silver Spring, Md., Flaget High School, Louisville, Ky.; Mount Loretto, Staten Island, N. Y.; Keith. Academy, Lowell; St. Joseph's Regional, Montvale, N. J., and Notre Dame High School, Utica, N. Y. before undertaking his present assignment in Shrewsbury.

APPRECIATION DINNER: Participants in "appreciation dinner" for lay people and Sisters who are members of a patient visiting program at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, are, from left, Sister Madeline Clemence, D.P., dean of school of nursing at Southeastern Massachusetts University; Rev. Kevin Tripp, hospital chaplain and program coordinator; Sister Nathan Doherty, R.S.M.

Rhodesian Bishops Charge LONDON (NC) - A commission of the Catholic bishops of Rhodesia, in a report issued here by the Catholic Institute for International Relations, have charged Rhodesia's white-supremicist security forces of deliberate assaults on local Africans. The report by the Rhodesian bishops' Justice and Peace Commission alleges tha,t Rhodesian security forces operating against sporadic guerrilla attacks in northeast Rhodesia show gross disregard for lives and property of innocent people. The report calls such conduct deliberate on the grounds ,that it follows a persistent pat,tern.

Struggle Sharpens Over Abortion LONDON (NC) - A public battle for and against tighten~ng ·Britain's abortion law is growing more tumultuous, while Par· liament studies the proposed legislation.

Bruta~ity

"As long as such a state of affairs is allowed to continue we need hardly wondai' if the claims of Russian or Chinese communists so near to our horders exercise a powerful attraction for the masses of Rhodesians who feel that they have nothing to lose," Bishop Lamont observed.

Pro-abortion groups organized mass <Iemonstrations here and were reported to be organizing . pickets at British embassies in France, the Netherlan<ls, Germany, Italy' and Switzerland.

~lJ3tJ04t,y

fIedeud /JlO/Vi~~ and !l!oan ~~odauon 1029 Route 28 (Box 280) _ South Yarmouth. Mass. _ Phone 398-6088 Orleans Shopping Plaza • Rte 6A.-Qrleans. Mass. • Phone 255·5211 INSURED SAVINGS "

Bishop Donal Lamont of Umtali argued in an introduction that the violence of the White Rhodesian security forces on the one hand and of the black antigovernment guerrillas on the other is driving Rhodesians to communism.

AT HIGHEST RATES ALLOWED BY LAW

- - - - - FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE ARE OPEN - - - - 9 to": 30 MondaJ thru Thursday •

9 to 6: :00 Frida,

9 to Noon Slturda,

-REMEMBER: WHERE YOU SAVE DOES MAKE A OIFFERENCE - - Your SJlvinls insured b)' FSlIC,,an alene)' of the feder,al lovernment

AQUA·'CIRCUS The Most Unique Show On The Cape! Route 28. West Yarmouth Ph. 775-8883 S/NBAD 'he CAMEL, too! .' .

Families Who Play Together Will .~ Stay Together

I,.~;~~;·.

'l_ . 1

You'll like us, too!

'1

r

, ,. ); V

~.:;-

Hoppy :..-

~/GOATS

..

----

.~~f-''''

. f'-(~~' ;,.~.~ -.... . ;

Luncheonettes, Convenient Customer Rest Roo~. Try us .•.

D~~:;Y

PEACOCKS & BIRDS ALLIGATORS - PENGUIN PIRANHA • SEAL

~. JAGUARS COUGARS BABOONS WOLF LLAMA MONKEYS

and More!

AQUA-CIRCUS 32 Stores in Southeastern Massachusetts OPEN I;)AILY 8 a.m .• 9 p.m. MONDAY thru SATURDAY

5

THIS COUPON WILL ADMIT ONE CHILD FREE. ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT'

COMPLIMENTS OF BLACKY & CINNAMON. Ou, Playful Bears!

* *

PONY RIDES


6

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

Stress Focus On

Human Values

.Familiar Problems Usually Better Than New Ones Most people worry ... at least sometimes. Occasionally I get so adept at worrying, I do a terrific job worrying about things that never happen. Most of the things I worry about can be generalized under three headings: lack of faith, hope, or love. If I think about the you really t,rade ... for serious worries and com- Would the breakup of your marriage, plaints that crop up in con- loss of vocation, kids gone bad, versations with friends, most or loss of Faith? fit under these headings. But people tend to worry in terms of more specific problems: serious illness, marital discord or

Iy MARY CARSON

The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know. A friend used to quote: "If you put all the troubles of the world in a big, brown bag, and you had to draw some out, you'd pick out your own." So it boils down to the fact that we'd like to see our problems· solved . . . but we ,really don't want to exchange them for other problems. There really is no point in stewing, for it accomplishes nothing. It doesn't change the problem one bit. Generally a problem is not our own doing. It gets handed to us . . . like an ugly, useless gift from an eccentric aunt. The difficulty lies in accepting it graciously, making it as incons--icuous as possible, and learning to live with it. Build Love If we've really pinned down just what our problems are, then we should decide whether or not anything can be done about them. In most cases, something can be done. Saying "I care" or "I'm sorry" can begin the building of love. Any positive aCtion, even if it's long-term, toward solving a problem can build hope. And if nothing really can be done, try believing that God cares about you. Build faith. Now, stop worrying. Thank God for the blessings you do have ... . and the problems you don't.

turmoil in a religious vocation, children in trouble, money problems, uncertainty in our relationship with God. Everyone of these problems has its opposite: good health, marital harmony or joy in a vocation, good kids, financial security, peaceful conscience. So I've devised - a system to deal with worries. I write down every problem I can think of, including my own and those of my friends. The problems go in Col.umn A, the opposites in Column B. I draw a box around any problem in Column A that is mine and a circle around my blessings in Column B. More Circles If I am really honest with myself, I find more circles than boxes. I finish up thanking God for my blessings. Now, look at your own problems. Suppose you could instantly unload one of your problems . . . but to do it, you had to take on another person's worry you can cross oM any problem you want from Column A . . . Sisters of Providence but you must take another from Observe Cen+ennial Column A and skip the matching PITTSBURGH (NC)-The Sisjoy from Column B. ters of Divine Providence locatSu,pose you have someone - ed in dioceses across th~ counin your family seriously ill. try, in Puerto Rico and Korea are observing their centeimiai year in the United States with Archdiocesan Agency ceremonies in St. Philip Neri To Become National Church, Dungannon, Ohio. BLOOMFIELD (!'jC)-The InTheir three provinces. based in ternational Liaison Office will Pittsburgh, Normandy, Mo., and become -an independent national Boston will follow with formal agency within two years, accord- opening ceremonies in each area ing to Father George L. -Mader, and later ceremonies "throughout founder and director of the the year-long celebration period. Founded in Mainz, Germany in agency which places lay volunteers in domestic _and foreign 1851 by Bishop William Emmanmission assignments. uel Von Katteler and Mother Plans for the shift from an Marie de La Roche, the order archdiocesan to a national office was originally known as the have been approved by Arch- Congregation of Teaching and bishop Peter L. Gerety of New- Nursing Sisters of Divine Proviark, according to Father Mader. dence. Their original apostolate of Complete independence is to be achieved in 1978, he said, by teaching and caring for the sick, which time the agency hopes to in particular the families of the working poor, was interrupted engage a full-time lay director. In the interim, Father Mader with passage in Germany- of the said, the Newark archdiocese "May Laws" of - 1876, which will continue to provide some placed various restriotions on funding with additional funding the Catholic Church. Forbidden coming from the Maryknoll then to teach, and hampered by Fathers aQd private donations. restrictions on religio'us commuOther funds will be solicited nities in general, the Sisters from interested -dioceses and sought new areas for their apostolates. foundations.

DAYTON (NC) - All the sci- and technology in the world will not provide lasting solutions to world hunger unless human values and basic social s1ructures are of primary concern in devolopment, a Jesuit leader in rural development said here. "We have the technology to take care of the food problem, even though such inputs as fertilizers are now costly," said Jesuit Father William F. Masterson in an in·terview. "But development will get nowhere unless we are developing people." Father Masterson last year won the Magsaysay Award, the highest honor given by the Philippines, for his work in advanc,jng social progress in Southeast Asia. He said he believes that man can feed himself, but social institutions must be organized "to help the prim~ry producer." His words reflect an approach he has followed since he started working >in the Philippines in the early 1950s. His efforts led to the establishment of the Xavier University College of Agriculture on the Indiana-sized island of Mindanao in 1953 and the founding 10 years later of the Searsolin (Southeast Asia Rural Social Leadership Institute) training center that has served 14 nations of Asia. Fa· ther Masterson's program has .prepared more than 750 professional agriculturists and rural community leaders for these countries. ~nce

.... GUEST AT ORDINATION: When Charles A. Kuebler was ordained a deacon recently, he had an unusual but invited guest beside him-his seeing-eye dog Grelle. Performing the ordination is Auxiliary Bishop Thomas W. Lyons of Washington, D.C, Kuebler, a native of Plains, Pa., and b\ind since he was 10, completed his studies for the priesthood at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame University, in 1973. He will serve as a deacon at Holy Family Church in Hillcrest Heights', Md., a Washington suburb, before his ordination to the priesthood. NC Photo,

New York Schools Tops In Forensic Tourney PHILADELPHIA (NC) - Two New York City high schools took top honors here in the annual tournament of the National Catholic Forensic League, May 22-25. In final competition for national debate and speech championships, teams from Cardinal Spellman high school and Regis High school took first and second 'place, respectively, among 1,500 representatives from 38 dioceses for over-all excellence. Marquette University high school of Mrilwaukee placed third. • Named top-ranking senator in student congress sessions held in ,Philadelphia's city hall was Dan Polsenberg of Holy Ghost, Prep, Cornwells Heights, Pa. The top representative was John Fortier of Detroit.

FAIRHAVEN LUMBER CO. Complete Line Building Materials 118 ALDEN RD. FAIRHAVEN 993-2611

Montie Plum~ing & Heating Co. Over 3S Years of Satisfied Service Reg. Master Plumber 7023 JOSEPH RAPOSA, JR. 432 JEFFERSON STREET Fall River 675·7496

SHAWOMET GARDENS 102 Shawomet Avenue Somenet, Mass. Tel. 674-4881

3Yz room Apartment 4Yz room Apartment Includes heat, hot water, stove, reo frigerator and maintenance service.


THE ANCHOR-

Declares Ba,rgain S,ho,pping Only Way Bu.dgets Survive

Thurs., July

By

MARILYN RODERICK

shirt (part of his school uniform) looks like that ad they used to have for tattletale. grey by the time 2:30 arrives? And why is it that he never ends the season with the same number of jackets with which he began? Now, I know not all little boys have this problem. I've seen many that look brand spanking new from morn till night, and some even emerge from Jason's school looking pretty good, just slightly the worse for the wear and tear of a day of learning. My son looks as if he helped clean those halls of learning with hims~lf.

Just a Mirage .While my pride is hurt to have a boy who generally looks like a cross between Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, mv friends console- me with the information that all boys are like this and that the perfect young gentlemen [ think I see are really just a mirage. What really bothers me, other than my pride, which has had huge dents in it for years,

Praises African Catholics Devotion ROME (NC) - Cardinal Seggio Pignedoli, who as Pope Paul's representative consecrated the shrine of the martyrs in Uganda on June 3, praised the faith and devotion of Uganda's Catholics in an interview on Vatican Radio. "An enormous throng attended the dedication ceremonies," Cardinal Pignedoli said. "Some of them traveled 125 miles on foot and took· a week to make the journey. There were 23 archbishops and bishops and scores of priests from all over Africa. Between 4,000 and 6,000 people attended."

Sr. Named to Women's Educational Council WASHINGTON (NC) - Sister M. Joyce Rowland, president of the College of St. Teresa of Winona, Minn., has been named to a two-year term as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Women's Educatinoal Programs. The act provides for programs and services to i~prove and ex.pand opportunities for women in vocational and career educatiQn. physical . edticatlonand ed1£a~ tional a4millistratron.·' . ~.

I try, however, to shop some of the area outlets and I have found that some bargains do exist, only you need the time and energy to pursue this type of shopping. One store I have discovered and tell all my friends about is part of a large chain that adver. tises brand name merchandise at discount prices. At this spot I picked up a $24 sports jacket for the aforementioned lad for $3, an amount that wouldn't even pay for the labor on the jacket. Only Way As mothers know, children's underwear sells at unbelievable prices, and if you have a good pye for flaws many irregulars sell below cost. Most of us would like nothing better than to shop without thinking about price (as someone once said, "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it"), but in a world where the dollar is shrinking, our children grow normally, and play roughly, bargain shopping is the only way to survive.

Sa Iutes Cord i no I On Feast Day PHILADELPHIA/(NC) - Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia and Pope Paul VI have the same patronal feast day - St. John the Baptist (June 24). The Pope-whose name is Giovanni Battista Montini (John Baptist Martini)-remembers the coincidence each year, and sends greeting to Cardinal Krol, together with his apstolic blessing. Two other highly puaced Vatican officials who bear the name of John-Cardinal Jean VilIot, papal secretary of state, and Archbishop Giovanni Benelli, substitute secretary of statealso regularly send Cardinal Krol feast·day greetings.

Resigns To Become. Assistant Pastor FORT LEE (NC). - A pastor here in New Jersev has resi~ned to take a position as assistant pastor in the same parish. Explaining his move, Msgr. Eugene Reilly, pastor at Holy Trinity parish, said simply, "Not many fellows my age get the chance to be~in all over." Msgr. Reilly, who has been pastor here for seven years, will be 64 in October. "A pastor has to take care of all the temporalities, the material things involved in the parish plant-plus be close to the people," he said in an interview after his resignation was announced. "I can~t any longer do both things. So I chose the people over the things." . In telling the people of the parish about his plans, he assured. them from the pulpit that ~'TMnewinan will be Number 1. He· wilrbepasrorin e\'ery way."

7

7 ,000 Expected At Cononiz,otion

I just paid $37 for two outfits for my nine year old that will probably end up left at someone else's house, in the trunk of our car or even in the locker at the beach. Billions have been spent flying men to the moon, but I would settle for a small research study on the amount of money we have how to have a boy go out of .is to spend just keeping the chilthe house looking neat. Why dren covered decently, not eleis it that each pair of socks gantly. immediately has one member gobbled up by the sock monster before it can even get in the wash? Why is it- that the white

3, 1975

,ro,l WOMAN RABBI, WOMAN CANTOR: Marcia S. Bernstein (left) became the second woman rabbi in Reform Judaism when she was ordained· at Temple Emanu-EI· in Manhattan June 8. During the ceremonjes Barbara Herman (right) was invested as the first female cantor in Judaism. Both studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, the oldest rabbinic school in North America. Cantors co-officiate with rabbis at Jewish worship services and supervise all musical activities in the synagogue. NC Photo.

Orthodox Chu:rch's View Archbishop Quotes Pontiff's Address Concerning Ordination of Women VATICAN CITY (NC) - The Vatican daily newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has reprinted a long article by an Orthodox archbi'ihop who asserts that the Orthodox Church cannot permit the ordination of women as priests. "The .orthodox Church, while r'eco~ni7ing that women must be ·considered e1ual to men in social and political life, cannot accept the entrance of women into the priestly ministry of the Church through ordination," Archbishop Athenagoras, Greek Orthodox archbishop of Great Britain, wrote. He was commenting on discussions on ordination of women among clergy and laity in his diocese. L'Osservatore Romano reprinted it June 16. It was accompanied by a picture of a woman reading at a lectern before a congregation. The caption was a quote from Pope Paul VI's speech to a Vatican committee on the International Women's Year April 19. The caption read: "Altbough women have not received the call to the apstolate of the twelve, and therefore to the ordained ministry, they are nevertheless invited to follow Christ as disciples and co-workers . .. we cannot change what our Lord has done, nor His call to worn·

drive out demons, to raise the dead, cure the sick, preach the Gospel, as the evangelists testify," the archbishop asserted. He dismissed the theory that Jesus was prevented bv the social mores of the times from ordaining women. "Why then was He not influenced hy these notions in other camps? Why did He place man beyond the precept of the Sabbath which was in force in that epoch? . . . Why, when He discovered in a pagan woman faith superior to that of His feHow citizens, did He not entrust to her the task of ministry?" The archbishop, quoting the same words of Pore Paul to the Vatican committee in April, maintained that ordaining women would have serious re.,ercussions in ecumenical relations. He noted that some Roman Catholic theologians have warmly embraced the idea of ordaining women. But then he judged: "It seems that these people are the same ones who doubt, deny or ignore the mystery of the Holy Eucbarist, the mystery of the apostolic succession, the mystery of the infallibility of the Church." The archbishop's words, addressed to the priests and faithful of his archdiocese included this assertion: "The will of

en."

Christ and the experience of 20

"Why didn't Christ entrust to women the transmission of the charisms nor give the offices to those WOmen who had helped Him during His ministry and to those who were the first to see Him after His Resurrection?" the archbishop asked. "Precisely because He consid· ered them suited for another mis'iion. Who can challenge the mind of Christ?" The archbishol'), who resides in London, pointed out that the Mother of God, though. hiehly honored by the disciples before her death, was not called on to act as an Apostle. "The most Holy Mary did not receive the mandate to transmit the charisms as did the Apostles, to administer the Eucharist, to

centuries of His Church, from the apostolic era until today, must be considered a guide to be respected. To refute it would be doubting the will of Cbrist and the value of the apstolic experience and would bring danger to the Christian community, to the persons and to the ministry of the Gospel."

LEMIEUX

ROME (NC) - Mother Seton's canonization next Sept. 14 will bring 7,000 American pilgrims to Rome, according to Sister EI· eanor McNabb of the Rome secretariat for the canonization. "We have already processed between 4,000 and 5,000 applications for tickets," Sister Eleanor said in an in terview with NC News. "We are prepared for a toal of 7,000." An American secretariat was opened on Feb. 20 at Seton House, 1053 Buchanan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017, to handle advance request for tickets to the canonization. The Rome secretariat, at Via Marc Antonio Colonna, 2lA, was opened in May. . "The goal of these offices is to assure that all American pilgrims will get tickets to participate in the canonization ceremonies in St. Peter's," Sister Eleanor said. Most of the Americans due to arrive for the canonization are members of organized tours. "We are not a housing bureau," said Sister Eleanor. "Americans who are coming have joined tours that provide for the residence and food in Rome. Our job is to get them into the canonization in an orderely fashion." No major artistic representation of Mother Seton has yet been commissioned by the Sisters of Charity founded by her, but this is being considered.

Cathedral Organists Name Officers CINCINNATI (NC)-The twoyear-old National Association of Catholic Cathedral Organists and Choirmasters met here recently to consider plans for expanding the membership of the organization. Luke H. Richard of Worcester, Mass., was elected president. He succeeds John Grady, organist and choirmaster of St. Pat· rick's Cathedral, New York, one of >the founders of the group who was named an ex-officio member of the executive board.

See Us First See Us Last But Seflt Us

I

GEO. O'HARA

CHEVROLET

PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.

1001 Kings Hwy.

Sales and Service . . . for Domestic and Industrial s§ Oil Burners

NEW BEDFORD

995-1631 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE

Open Evenings

NEW BEDFORD


8

The Merchants on This· Page Glad'ly Sponsor

Jesuit Says Jesus Represents Struggle for Human Freedom CINCINNATI (NC) - Jesus' Passion and Resurrection represents "a struggle for human fret'· dom and libpration, for the wellbeing' and wholeness of man," a Jesuit from India told a wdrk· shop of men and women Reli· gious at Mercy Center here. That struggle, said Jesuit Fa· tht'r Samuel Rayan, must be conI inued by Jesus' disciples. He called Christ's invitation to follow Him a difficult one that requirt's "a new vision of life and the courage to live it." The workshop, on leadership and evangelization, was sponsorecl by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. The workshop focused on the need for humanization in institutions and relation· ships in society and in Religious congregations. Father Rayan is conducting several such workshops throughout the country before returning to India, where he serves as dean of theology faculty at the Jesuit seminary at Delhi.

diets many of our creations, comforts, structures, prides." Likewise His disciples are callen to a non-conformist life, "to be signs of protest, to be signs of the fire that was Jesus." But today there are meaningful signs that all of mankind' is becoming more humanize::!, more open to the Gospel." He pointed to the search for authenticity and meaning, truthfulness and frankness, particularly among the young; the concern for community; the search for transcendence or the meaning of things and people in depth; the growing appreciation of non-violent resistance and protest methods. Geo. F. Sheehan

4

Wellfleet Multi£(!) Speed Bike Shop BOX 456 WElLFLEET, MASS. 02667 Service Rentals

Sales

Off Season 1-617·395·2992 1·617·349·2970

Eves.

I

1·617·349·2190

Jesus Himself is a sign, said Father Rayan, "but He is not a sign to which everyone opens lip. He challenges and contra·

Doane'Beal'Ames

~

INCOI'"OIAUD

MAC DONALD'S

FUNERAL SERVICE Serving All Faith, Since 1926

Sandwich Hardware Co. SANDWICH, MASS.

Tel. 888-0292

Robert L. Studley, Treas. Boward C, Doane Sr. Gordon L. Homer Howard C. Doane Jr. Robert L. stUdley HYANN IS 775-0684 South Yarmouth 398·2201 Harwich Port 432-0593

This Cape Cod' Directory of Churches and Masses' Mass Schedule for Summer Season EDGARTOWN

BREWSTER OUR LADY OF -THE CAPE Schedule runs June 28 • Oct. 12 Masses: Sunday-8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 6:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. except Wed. 7:30 P.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:00-5:00 P.M. and 6:006:30 P.M. First Friday-7:00-7:30 P.M.

EAST BREWSTER .MACULATE CONCEPTION Schedule runs June 28· Labor Day Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM. Saturday Eve.-4:30 and 6:00 P.M.

BUZZARDS BAY ST.MARGARETS Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 7:30 P.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 6:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. Confessions: Saturday-4:00-5:00 and 7:00-8:00 P.M.

ONSET ST. MARY-STAR OF THE SEA IAasses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM. Saturday-6:30 P.M. Daily 9:00 AM. Confessions: Saturday-3:30-4:30 P.M. and after 6:30 P.M. Mass

ST. ELIZABETH Schedule begins J1;.1ne 14 Masses: Sunday-9:00, 10:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-4:00 • 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. (Mon.-Fri.) Confessions-Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 P.M.

FALMOUTH ST. PATRICK Schedule effective weekend of June 28-29 Masses: Sunday-7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:15 and 5:30 P.M. Saturday Eve-5:30 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 AM:- Saturdays 8:00 A.M.

FALMOUTH HEIGHTS ST. THOMAS CHAPEL Schedule effective weekend of June 28-29 Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:15 AM. Saturday-4:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM.

HYANNIS ST. FRANCIS XAVIER Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 AM. and 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:oo AM. and 12:10 P.M.

YARMOUTHPORT SACRED HEART Masses: Sunday-9:00· A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 P.M.

CENTERVILLE

($) RL

~ ill

NICKERSONBOURNE FUNERAL HOMES

40 MacArthur Boulevard Bourne, Massachusetts 02532

Leprechaun Gift Shop

{Rt. 6·A, Sandwich, Mass.

TOM & FRAN DALLAS

HALLETT Funeral Home Inc.

975 ROUTE 28

SO. YARMOUTH, MA.

283 Station Avenue South Yarmouth, Mass. Tel. EXeter 8-2285 Director~Norman

• BRONZE PLAQUES • MONUMENTS • MARKERS

Canal Monuments 238 Main SI. Buzzards Bay, Mass, 02532 759-4415 Loca I & Long Distance Service

I ••••••••••••••••••••••

The Village Flower , Shoppe ~;

I I

449 Main Street

'\j

West Dennis, Mass. Flowers for All Occasions

I

Funeral • Weddings - Social

l

398-3863 •

• •

• • •

• + • • • ,. •

+ •••••

A. Hallett

(8 EATON .~and

BLUTE

Funeral Service I nccrporoted 240 Main Street Buzzards Bay, Mass. 02532

678 Main Street Harwich, Moss. p2645

- Telephones Buzzards Bay 759-4414 Harwich 432-1610 Hyannis 771-1123

9

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of fall Riv~r-Thurs. July 3, 1?75

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

OUR LO\DY OF VICTORY Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:15, 9:30, 10:45, 12 noon Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:00 and 9:00 AM. First Fridays-U1treya-8:00 P.M. First Friday Masses at 7:00 and 9:00 AM.

MARION ST. RITA Masses: Sunday-8:30, 10:00 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 P.M. Daily-8:30 AM. Friday-Benediction & Rosary 7:00 P.M.

WEST BARNSTABLE OUR LADY OF HOPE Masses: Sunday-8:45 and 10 AM. Saturday Eve.-4:30 P.M.

CENTRAL VILLAGE ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM. Daily-9:00 AM. Sunday Masses Parish Hall: 9:30 and 10:30 AM.

Daily-9:00 A.M.

EAST FALMOUTH ST. ANTHONY Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 & 7:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM.

EAST FREETOWN OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHAPEL Masses: Sunday-9:00, 11 :00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-6:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 A.M.

CHURCH OF THE VISITATION Masses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M.

OSTERVILLE OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. DailIY-7:00 AM. Confessions: Saturday-4:00 - 5:00 P.M:

SANTUIT ST. JUDE'S CHAPEL Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 AM. Saturday-5:00 P.M. Confessions: Saturday~:15 - 5:00 P.M.

MASHPEE QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Confessions: Saturday--4:15 - 5:00 P.M.

POCASSET ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST Schedule begins June 22 Masses: Sunday-7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11 :30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily':""'7:30 AM. . Confessions: Saturday - 4:00 - 4:45 P.M. and following 7:00 P.M. Mass for half-hour

PROVINCETOWN ST. PETER THE APOSTLE Masses: Sunday-7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM., 7:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 AM. and 5:30 P.M. (except Saturday) , Confessions: Saturday-4:00 - 5:00 P.M. and 6:45 P.M.

SANDWICH

ST. ANTHONY Masses: Sunday-:-7:00. 8:30, 10:00 (Folk Mass), 11:30 AM. and 5:00 P.M. Saturday-8:00 AM.. 4:30 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM.

CORPUS CHRISTI Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00. 10:00, 11:00 AM. and 12 Noon ' Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-9:00 AM.

NANTUCKET

SAGAMORE

OUR LADY OF THE ISLE Schedule starts weekend May 31 Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:30, 11:30 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M.

HOLY REDEEMER Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM. Saturday Evening-5:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. OUR LADY OF GRACE Masses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M.

NORTH EASTHAM

MATTAPOIsm

CHATHAM

SOUTH CHATHAM

Mass Schedule for Summer Season

Daily-7:30 AM. (Saturdays 9:00 A.M.) Rosary before 7:30 A.M. Mass daily

SIASCONSET, MASS. UNION CHAPEL Masses: Sunday-8:45 AM. JUly and August

OAK BLUFFS SACRED HEART Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:15, 10:30 AM. #

Saturday Eve.-5:15 & 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 AM.

ORLEANS ST. JOAN OF ARC MaSGes: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena-Wednesday Morning Mass at 8:00 A.M.

BASS RIVER OUR LADY OF THE HIGHWAY Masses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30 AM. Daily-8:00 A.M. (July and Aug.)

SOUTH DARTMOUTH ST. MARY

Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. & 7:30 P.M. Saturday Eve.-5:15 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M. Saturday only-8:00 AM.

SOUTH YARMOUTH ST. PIUS TENTH Masses: Sunday-7:00, 9:00, 10:15, 11:30 AM. 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.--4:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 and 9:00 AM. (9:00 A.M. Mass Mon.-Fri. only)

VINEYARD HAVEN ST. AUGUSTINE Schedule begins June 14 Masses: Sunday-8:00, 10:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-4:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 AM. (Mon.-Fri.) Confessions: Saturday-2'30 - 3:30 P.M.

ALBANY (NC) - In a reaction to the Supreme Court's Meek v. Pittinger decision against private schools, a Catholic organization here has called for a "massive taxpayers' revolt" to emphasize the importance of nonpublic education. The statement came from the Catholic School Administrators' Association of New York State, an independent professional as~­ sociation with a membership of more than 1,000 administrators representing approximately 800 of the state's 1,200 Catholic elementary and secondary schools. The statement, unanimously adopted by the 16-member executive board of the group, came

in reaction to the Supreme Court decision in a Pennsylvania case which outlawed auxiliary services aid to private schools other than textbooks. The court said that textbooks were permiss'ible because textbooks used in public schools were loaned directly to students and did not further religious objectives. But the auxiliary services, material and equipment supplied directly to the non public schools constituted "an impermissible establishment of reli· gion," the court said.

'BOOKSTORE and RESTAURANT

CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER Schedule begins June 29 Masses: Sunday-7:00 P.M. ST. PATRICK Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM. and 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-4:00 and 6:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 AM. and 9:00 A.M. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows the 7:00 A.M. Mass and continues until 7:00 P.M. on 1st Fridays Confessions: ~ hour before Masses Schedule for July and August

374 Main St., Falmouth 548·9837 Racquet Restringing Tennis Equipment and Clothing

ST. ANTHONY Masses: Sunday-9:00 A.M. Confessions: Y2 hour before Mass

WELLFLEET OUR LADY OF LOURDES Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-6:00 and 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:30, 9:00 AM.

TRURO SACRED HEART Masses: Saturday-7:00 P.M.

UPPER COUNTY ROAD OUR LADY OF THE ANNUNCIATION Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-4:30 P.M. Daily-8:00 A.M. Confessions: Saturday-3:45 P.M.

WESTPORT ST. GEORGE Masses: Sunday-7:30, 8:45, 10:00, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 6:30 P.M. Daily-9:00 AM.

WOODS HOLE ST. JOSEPH Schedule from June 21-Sept. Masses: Sunday-8:00, 10:00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M. DaiIy-8:00 AM. (9:00 AM. ~at. only) Confessions: ~ hour before Sunday Masses

NORTH FALMOUTH (Megansett) IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Schedule from June ?l-Sept. 1 Masses: Sundav-8:00, 9:30, 11 :00 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-9:00 AM. Confessiops: ~ hour before Sunday Masses

BREAKFAST -

~

LUNCH -

DINNER

• •••• + ••••••••••••••••

Fpr . professiona~ Jnsurance service at no extra cost, see Bryden

r

@

245 MAIN STREET

FALMOUTH - 548-1918 ARMAND ORTINS, Pror~.

Insurance Agcy. Route 6A., Sandwich 888-2244 Established in 1945

~~~~~~~~

THE

Cornwell Memorial Chapel

BANK

Dignified Funeral Servke

WAREHAM

CAPE CODS FIRST BANK 1821

295-1810

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 AM. Saturday Eve.-6:00 P.M. HOLY TRINITY Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 noon Saturday Eve.-5:00 & 7:00 P.M. Daily-9:00 AM. First Friday-Mass and Exposition 11:00 A.M. and Benediction 2:00 P.M. Confessions: Saturday 4:00 and 7:45 P.M.

Dine Overlooking Cape Cod Bay COCKTAILS Be Sure To Visit Our Famous Bookstore in the Back of the Restaurant

ORTINS Photo Supply

NORTH TRURO

WEST HARWICH

Tel. 349-3154

On:y Complete Jennls Shop In Town

A Tremendous Racquet

WEST WAREHAM

MAYO BEACH - KENDRICK AVENUE WELLFLEET, MASS.

GRAND OPENING

WAREHAM

DENNISPORT ST. THERESA Masses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-6:00 P.M.

Orgo ni.zati'on Asks Taxpayers Revolt

FALIoIOUTH

WOOOl HOLE

EAST FALMOVTJol

FALIrIlOUTH nAZA

NOflTH FALMoutl'l • OTIS "I" FORCE SASE .CAPE COO MALL HYANNIS SOU1H YARMOUTH f"Ll,f(JUTH l611) 548.1000

BAY TRAVEL SERVICE

For All Your Travel Needs Especially Rome In the Holy Year 759-2522

,.

l'lYANNIS 16111 J1I 1000

MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORMION

CARPET, -- --, PJ/S Inc. PJ:~ -

.....

CARPt;TS

Bourne Bridge Rotary BUZZARDS BAY

COMPLETE FlOORING WALLPAPER CARPET CLEANING CENTER

2360 Cranberry Highway (Route 28) West Wareham, Mass. 02576

After Mass Sunday Brunch At

POCASSET GOLF CLUB Lunches - Sandwiches - Cocktails Tennis Courts Available Now

County Road, Pocasset 563-7171

(6171 295·8111 ~###~####################.#.~

Tel. 548-0042

, i

I I

8

Bourne Rotary

Gulf Station

BOURNE, MASS. Tel. 7'59-4863

I

Uenkins Funerall

Private Function Room

George E. Towers

, Est. 1949i

Home, Inc. 584 Main Street ,

,

;West Falmouth, Mass. Directors Harold W. Jenkins, Jr. Clemellt E. Walsh


10

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

Police State Necessarily Associated With Marxism I see by the papers that those two towering Catholic intellectuals, Peter Steinfels and David O'Brien, have both recently come out in favor of socialism. I guess that makes it official: the latest fad is Catholic socialism. Just when it turns out that the American drive all thc citizens out economy is apparently not just into the farmland (I wonder why going into a long depression • Abe Beame never thought of and that those who were that. If ,t'ley :really want to predicting that we would turn to socialism to escape from such a trauma are hedging their bets, the best and brightest young

By

REV. ANDREW M. GREELEY Catholics jump on the- socialist bandwagon. 'Twas ever thus. We always come in late. But I have a proposal to make. Why don't we take up a coUection to send Messrs. Steinfels and O'Brien, as ·well as Joe Holland and Peter Henriot (of the Center for Concern), off to spend some time in a real socialist country. I've just come back from one, an~ I think such an experience would be extremely instructive for them as they marshal their forces to lead us into the Marxist camp. Police Informants They could learn about postal censorship and how it is impossible to import "dangerous" books into a country. They could learn how to set up a network of secret police informants in every organization, every classroom, every office in the land. They could find out how to control the flow of news so that people have to go to the bother of listening to foreign radio programs if they want to find out what is really going on in the world. They might acquire skill at censoring a scholarly article before it can get published (like we used to do in the Church). They can find out how you use the possibility of a precious visa to visit another country as a means of imposing conformity on potential dissenters. They can see how eliminating all political opposition from parliament and governing by party decree. (Obviously Messrs. Steinfel,j, O'Brien, Holland and Henriot would be party members issuing the decrees.) They can acquire the technique for flunking students who disagree too vigorously with official theory and firing faculty members who tend to dissent. There are all kinds of useful skills you have to know to run a good socialist society. Our American Catholic socialists ought to get them early. Theory vs Reality Or, if Eastern Europe is too tame for them, they might try Cambodia where they can find out how to solve New York City's finandal<· problems: you

remake our society, they could go to Tannnia and learn from the saintly Catholic socialist Julius Nyrere how to herd six million peasants into concentrationcamps. Or they could go to China and see how Mao's thought police keep that busy ant hill running and at the same time practice acupuncture. Or they could take a short trip to Cuba and find out how to suppress all political opposition for . fifteen years. Our Catholic socialists really must "learn that. You can't expect to be good at running a police stale overnight. Ah, they argue, you can have socialism without a police state. Where, I want to know? Real Marxist socialism always turns into a police state once it get!> power-as it almost did in Chile and probably will in Portugal. In theory, socialism does not mean a police state, but in practice it always has. But you see, the trick of the Catholic socialists is to compare the reality of American capitalism with all its obvious faults with the pure theory of socialism; it's a trick they've learned from their secular counterparts and it always works. You can't miss when you compare an ideal theory with grubby reality. Welfare Statism B'ut maybe they mean the social democrats of England or Germany? If that's all they are talking about, then they are not being very radical at all, but only pushing New Deal welfare statism a few steps further down the road. Why all the brave talk about socialism? West Germany may well be the most capitalist nation in all the world (and oddly, with the strongest economy, even if they don't count all the unemployed foreign laborers in their unemployment statistics). England is in the process of destroying itself with the socialist government deliberately using unemployment to control inflation - just as Milton Friedman and Arthur Burns would wapt. This is socialism? The trouble with out muddleheaded Catholic intelligentsia is that they are capable of no thought which is not derivative. If the current fad among the nativist elite in this country is cocktail-party socialism (often discussed in places like Martha's Vineyard where, if they try real hard, the Catholic imitators may get invited someday - so long as they don't eat with their fingers), then the Catholic intellectuals hecome sociaHsts. Superficial, Foolish They don't realize that there is a Catholic alternative to both communism and socialism which is in fact far more radical than

ESCAPING PORTUGUESE LEFTISTS: Catholics being evaculated on a militaxy truck from the Lisbon patriarch's residence are surrounded by screaming leftists demomtrators. Hundreds of leftists had trapped 500 men, women and children inside the archdiocesan headquarters where Cardinal Antonio Ribeiro lives and troops were needed to evacuate' them. NC Photo.

• Fear State-Church Conflict In Portugal VATICAN CITY (NC)-A report in the Vatican City daily newspaper has likened the leftwing labor difficulties encountered by Portugal's Catholic radio station to the mu:,:zling of the Portuguese Socialist newspaper Republica. L'Osservatore Romano quoted the manager of Radio Renscenza, F'ather Pedro Goncalves, as saying that the refusal of left-wing workers to broadcast the station's regular programs "cannot be considered an isolated case in the country's political, social and religious picture." Apparently referring to the government's reluctance or unwillingness to enforce laws against such censorship by the radio station's employees, Father Goncalves said the dispute "could reach the point of a break in Church-state relations."

The workers are demanding that manual Joaborers have a right to state their own views over the radio. The Portugue!>e Socialist party has threatened to withdraw from the government unless its newspaper Republica is re-

opened. The government shut it down May 19 after printErs tried to occupy its offices and oust the editor. The Military RevoJoutionary Council promisEd June 6 to invoke Portugal'! press freedom Iaw to reopen th~ newspaper.

CPA High Honor To Fr. Sheerin NEW YORK (NC)-The Catholic Press Association (CPA) has awarded Paulist Father John B. Sheerin its highest honor for outstanding journalism, the St. Francis de Sales award. Father Sheerin, 68, author of several books and a leader in ecumenism, was editor for 24 years of the Catholic World, now published as the New Catholic World. The award was presented at St. Patrick's Cathedral during a memorial Mass on the f;inal day of the CPA convention.

Leaders in the newspaper segment of the competition Vlere the National Catholic Repor:er, an independent weekly published in Kansas City, Mo., and .the Church World, diocesan newspaper of Portland, Me. EacQ received two first-place awards and two second-place awards.

"BUCKY" The Television King

EASTERN TV &

Dominates Awards either. The neglected principle of subsidiarity may be celebrated by the Quaker economist F. E. Schumacher in his "Small is Beautiful," but our Catholic thinkers seem to have a hard time remembering what the word meant when they learned it in school so long ago. But that's what happens when American Catholicism deliberately sets out (and officially -in its bicentennial program) on a program of canonizing the mediocre, the second-rate, the derivative, the superficial, the foolish. Come to think of it, maybe the fund-raising campaign would be limited to one-way tickets. (Andrew Greeley, priest and !>ociologist, is Program Director of the National Opinion Research Center of the Universit~.Qf Chicago.)

U.S. Catholic, a monthly mag- " azine publis~ed in Chicago by the Claretian Fathers, dominated the CPA publication awards, receiving 10 magazine awards, in cluding five first-place pI1izes.

APPLIANCE 1196 Bedford Street Fall River, Mass. Dial 673-9721 SALES AND SERVICE

Servlnc the area for over 25 ,ears

Color Process

Year Books

Booklets

Brochures

American Press, Inc. OFF SET -

PRINTERS - lmERPRESS

1-17 COFFIN AVENUE

New Bedford, Mass.

Phone 997-9421


11

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3. 1975

Resents Commonweal Editor's Criticism Some weeks ago, in testimony presented on behalf of the U. S. Catholic Conference (USCC), I urged the Congress of the United States - as part of a broader legislative package - to grant across-the-board amnesty to the millions of aliens who are in this country illegally and are recent. It was presented on March 13 - long before anyone threatened with expulsion. knew or even sU5pected that we Subsequently the governing would subsequently be faced with body of the Holy Name province of the Franciscan Fathers, the Catholic Center of Migration Studies, and a few other Cath-

an influx of Vietnamese refugees. I might add that my testimony grew out of a series of meetings which were held many months ago - again, long before the Vietnamese refugee problem had erupted. The 30-odd priests, laymen and laywomen who took part in those meeting5 have been deeply concerned about the illegal alien problem aJid have been in favor of amnesty for a long time. Their interest has never had anything to do with the Vietnamese problem. In all my dealings with them, I have never heard one of them refer either directly or indirectly to Vietnam. That goes specifically for Msgr, Anthony Bevilacqua, Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who is mentioned by name in Deedy.'s column. Msgr. Bevilacqua's concern for illegal aliens is a matter of deep per5Qnal commitment based on his own pastoral experience in the Brooklyn area and has nothing whatsoever to do with the Vietnamese refugee preblem. Ditto for my colleagues at the usec. Parenthetically, let me add that the bishops who comprise the Executive Committee of the National Con,erence of Catholic

By MSGR. GEORGE G. HIGGINS

olic organizations endorsed this recommendation. John Deedy, managing editor of Commonweal, is pleased with this development, but he seems to think that our support of amnesty for illegal aliens was prompted by our concern for the Vietnamese refugees. In his regular bi-weekly column, "News and Views," in the June 20 issue of Commonweal, he says: "Maybe this concern for the illegal alien5 would have cropped up without the stimulus of the Vietnamese influx. But it is doubtful. .." In summary, he leaves the impression that my own "recent" statement on this matter and the supporting statements of the other organizations referred to above followed and were stimulated or prompted by the influx of ·the Vietnamese refugee5. Deeply Concerned This is a rather tendentious and completely inaccurate reading of the situation. The fact is that my own "recent" Congressional testimony in favor of across-the-board amnesty for illegal aliens wasn't really all that

I _

NEW BEDFORD SERRANS: Arnold Parsons, feft, past president of the Serra Club of New Bedford congratulates Abel D. Fidalgo, right, as he is installed as the new president by the district governor of Serra, William W. Pettis, center.

Cardinal Outlines .Pro-Life GQals

ST. LOUIS (NC) - Cardinal John Joseph Carberry of St. Louis outlined to some 1,000 persons Bishops met with President Ford attending a special pro-life lituron June 18 to compare notes on gical service at St. Louis Cathea number of current issues. At dral the directions that future their insi5tence, the illegal alien pro-life activities should take. problem (including a renewed The cardinal included in his demand for amnesty) was high proposal: . on the agenda of that meeting. -A call for "an amendment to the United States Constitution Personal Letters As further proof of our con- restricting abortion;" -Continuation of a strong tinued interest in this matter, I would also add that on June 17 "educational program for our I sent personal letters to the own people, especially for the members of the House Subcom- young!" -Continuation of work to mittee on Immigration urging Seminary to" Award them to support a strong am- "impress upon the community an ne5ty provision in the so-called awareness of the threat to all Degree to Women Rodino bill which was being human life posed by easy access PHILADELPHIA (NC) - The marked up that week for action to abortion!" first women ever to graduate . ' -Clarification for people facfrom St. Charles Borromeo Sem- on the floor., My gu~ss IS that we WIll, lose . ing "agonizing decisions about inary here will receive master of temporanly on the amnesty Issue pregnancy that there are real arts degree5 in religious studies -n?t f?r lack of comparable ~r- answers to these problems prefin commencement exercises June gal1lzatlOns and from the medIa, erable to the horror of abortion'" 22. including one of my favorite . f' 0 a . . - R·· ems t't I u t"IOn m socletv 'The 83 graduates include' 76 magazmes, Commonweal, WhICh, h ' "f' h . compre enslve respect or uwomen, most of them members to t h e b est 0 f my recollectIOn, rf' Il't f " of religious communities. They has never demonstrated any sig- man I e m a I s arms. are graduating from the sem- nificant leadership in tl'iis area. inary's religious studies division, The plain fad of the matter i5 set up in 1971 and offering eve- that the USCC and the other ning and summer cla5ses. The Catholic organizations referred division is distinct from the reg- to above are, for all pr:actical ular seminary program preparing purposes, the only groups in the candidates for ordination to the entire country which are effecpriesthood. tively pushing for amnesty. Previously, the seminary had I have already relayed the awarded degrees in course only above information to Mr. Deedy to young men preparing for the in the form of a personal letter priesthood. The religious studies which was written more in sordivision ha5 been officially cer- row than in anger. I told him tified by the Vatican Congrega- that while I welcome legitimate tion' of the Cleagy as an adult criticism, I would prefer not to catechetical center. have my motives questioned. No Judge Genevieve Blatt of sensible bureaucrat expects to Pennsylvania's Commonwealth win them all, but when you hapIDEAL LAUNDRY Court will be the 143-year-old pen to do the right thing for a 373 New Boston Road institution's first female honor- . change, you don't appreciate beary degree recipient and com- ing told gratuitously that you Fall River 678-5677 mencement speaker. did so for the wrong reasons. ,

11

.~

~

I

,

,

• ,

.... ,

~."

',"

~

,I

,

,

I:

_• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ow

.

ANDERSON & OLSEN INDUSTRIAL and DOMESTIC

HEATING-PIPING and AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS 312 Hillman Street

997-9162

New Bedford • • • • • • • • • •

0

•••

OPEN DAILY For The SEASON at 1:00 P.M.

INCORPORATED 1937

GENERAL CONTRACTORS and ENGINEERS' •

JAMES H. COLLINS, C.E., Pres. Registered Civil and Structural Engineer Member National Society Professional Engineers FRANCIS L. COLLINS, JR., Treas. THOMAS K. COLLINS, Seey.

ACADEMY BUILDING ..

FALL RIVER, MASS. $ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ~.

-.


12

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

Church Is Advocate

-

--

·f

Continued from Page One ically the rights of parents who disprove any charges of narrow, choose or wish to choose churchinstitutional self-interest," h2 related schooling for their children and the rights of students said. Archbishop Bernardin's lettcr who attend or wish to attend followed ,comments Father Drin- such schools. an made in a speech to the leg"In addition, as you are islative seminar of Network, a perhaps aware, some recent jugroup of nuns and other church dicial opinions have introduced people lobbying on social justice novel constitutional interpertaissues. tions which are grossly prejudiFather Drinan criticized Cath- cial to the rights not only of olics who lobbied against abor- supporters of church-related edution and for aid to non public cation, but potentially of all relischools but avoided other politi- gious groups and individuals." cal issues. Other Agencies "The ~shops love to come to Archbishop Bernardin also us whenever they want some: that Father Drinan's "accharged thing that benefits the institutional Church," he said. "1 hear cusations ... are contradicted in from the Church lawyers, and an even broader context by such even the bishops, when they , Conference . programs as 'the want to protect Church tax ex- Campaign for Human Development; Catholic Relief Services; emptions." "In no way do the activities of the bishops' Bicentennial· Prothe (USCC) conform to the crit- gram on 'Uberty and Justice ical portrait sketched by you," for All;' our active involvement Archbishop Bernardin wrote in in the farm labor issue; and our continuous efforts, through conreply. gressional testimony and other Refugee Worl{ means, to be supportive of the Archbishop Bernardin focused broad range of human rights in on the issues discussed in a tbis country and abroad." June 18 meeting between the Father Drinan has made simibishops and President Ford. lar charges about priorities in Referring to the bishops' dischurch legislative policies in othcussion on the resettlement of er speeches. He has also critiVietnamese and Cambodian refcized what he sees as the failugees. he said: "As I am sure ure of Church to deliver largeyou must realize, institutional scale grassroots support for isself-interest is not served by sues other than school aid and such efforts. Human need is." abortion. He also noted that the bishops In his Network speech, he used had expressed support to the amnesty as an example. He said President for proposals to parole testimony presented by Father into the United States a "generJ. Bryan Hebir, associate secreous number" of refugees from tary for International Justice and Chile, now run by a military Peace for the USCC, was probjunta. ably the best testimony presentDiscussing the bishops' posied before Congress on the subtion favoring amnesty for illegal ject. aliens and opposing punitive But Father Drinan said the measures, Archbishop Bernardin Church has not delivered grasssaid: "While a number of the roots support for any amnesty illegal aliens are certainly Cathlegislation. olics, there is no. meaningful sense in which our efforts to secure a humane and equitable Abortion Report resolution of this problem can be described as an expression of Disturbs Clergy LONDON (NC)-An Anglicannarrow self-interest." Methodist joint report on aborAgainst Abortion Discussing abortion, Archbish: tion whose publicatio"n has been stopped by the Cburch of Engop Bernardin said: "Although opland 'is understood to have disposition to abortion is often and turbed some leading Anglican incorrectly stereotyped as a churchmen by taking too favor'Catholic' position, the fact is able a view of Britain's 1967' that many persons of a wide va- Abortion Act. . riety of religious and philosophiBoth cnurches expected the recal views s!)are the realization port to provide a basis for their that abortion is evil. .•. consideration of the abortion "Once again I must say in all amendment bill now being consincerity that there is no way sidered by a parliamentary select in which our position on abor· committee. In February, the tion can reasonably be described "House of Commons agreed in as an expression of institutional principle to amend the 1967 act. self-interest. Our concern is with human life. "Although you have often Bishop Replaced made it clear that you do not. VAHCAN CITY (NC)-Pope agree with those who support Paul has accepted Bishop Etienne a constitutional amendment to Loosdregt's petinion to be reprotect unborn life, I do not be- lieved of his duties as apostolic lieve your disagreement. consti- vicar of Vientiane, Laos. The tutes a justification for you pub- Pope has replaced the Frenchlicly to misrepresent the motives born Oblate with Bishop Thomas of those with. whom you dis- Nantha, a Laotian who had been agree." his auxiliary in the LaoHan capSchool Problems itcal. Bishop Loosdregt, according Noting that support for aid to the Vatican press office, had to nonpublic education "comes been suffering from ill health. closest to your notion of insti- But the Vatican, faced with the tutional self-interest," Archbish- almost certain expulsion of forop Bernardin said that the school eign clergy from Indoohine1se aid question is "ultimately . . . countries has appointed native ~n is!lue of human rights: specif. bishops.

Liberty And Justice For All Continued from. Page One 1779," and he added that "the whole structure is admirably proportioned and strongly built of stone and mortar. . . . It is, in truth, the ftirst mission in America, not in point of time, but in point of beauty, plan, and· strength." . , Spanish Texas Mission Founded in 1720 by Venerable Father Antonio Margil de Jesus, the saintly apostle of New Spain during a period of 40 years, San Jose Mission was now reaping the fruits of the hard and patient work of the, earlier missionaries. Father Ramirez, whose "dedication, zeal, and religious spirit deserved all praise" (as Father Morfi wrote), was the Father President of all the missions in Spanish Texas, so' San Jose served as the headquarters. In 1776 there were seven mis· sions. Because it was necessary to protect them against the raids of hostile Apaches and Comaches, all of them were built like fortresses. For this reason, too, they were established close together in two groups, each of them near a presidio or fort at which there was a garrison of Spanish soldiers. Near each presidio there was also a villa or town of Spanish colonists. One grout) included, besides San Jose Mission, the missions of San Antonio de Valero, Nuestra Senor de la Purisima Conception, San Juan Capistrano, and San Francsico de la Espada. San Jose was 'always in the care of missionaries from the ~o- -. called Franciscan Missionary College of Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico. The other four were founded by Franciscans of a similar college in Queretaro, Mexico. In 1773 the friars from Queretaro, because they had to take over the former Jesuit missions in Pimiera Alta (northern Mexico and southern Arizona). surrendered their Texas missions to the friars from Zacatecas. San Antonio Mission San Antonio was founded in 1718, the same year that the Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar and the Villa de Bexar were established. Secularized in 1795, the mission became famous as the Alamo. Missions Conception, San Juan, and San Francisco were originally founded in eastern Texas in 1716 and "moved" to the San Antonio River in 1731. In that year also a small group of 15 families came from the Canary Islands and settled in the Villa de Bexar, which was henceforth known as the Villa de San Fernando. Mission Conception, which served for a time as the headquarters of the Texas miss'ionaries from Queretaro, had a large and beautiful stone church with twin towers long before the San Jose church was built. It was dedicated on' December 8, 1755, and is still standing intact today, the oldest unrestored stone' . church in the United States. The missions in the San Antonio group, except San Antonio de Valero, were not completely secularized until 1824. The population of the entire San Antonio area in 1776, including the Indians in the five missions, was about 2,000. The second group, consisting of two missions in 1776, was also situated on the banks of the San Antonio River, about' 90

Of course, the Spanish Province of Texas in 1776 was not coextensive with the present state of Texas, for the province extended only from the San An· tonio area northeasterward to the Sabine River and beyond that into present Louisiana and southward to the Gulf Coast. At that time the Rio Grande was not a political boundary, and three other prov'inces, Nuevo Mexico, Coahuila, and Nuevo Santander (now Tamaulipas), ex· tended into western and south'ern parts of the present state. 37 Missions

FR. MARION A. HABIG, O.F.M.

,In what is now the state of Texas there were 37 Spanish missions begun in the century from 1682 to 1793 and lasting for a short time at least. The most successful were those in existence in 1776,

miles southeast of San Antonio, near the present city of Goliad. Today :in the city of San AnNearby was the Presidio of La Bahia with a company 'of sol- tonio there was still the original diers and a settlement of Span- .church of the Mission Concepish colonists. Originally the pre- cion and the restored churches sidio and one of the missions, of the other four missions. Near Nuestra Enors del Espiritu San- Goliad are the restored La Bahia to, were founded in 1722 on Gar- presidio and its chapel and the citas Creek which flows into restored church of Espiritu SanMatagorda Bay. Both were to Mission. moved to the Guadalupe River Recommended reading: "The in 1726, and from there in 1749 Alamo Cha1in of Missions: A Histo the banks of the San Antonio. tory of San Antonio's Five Old River. Another mission, Nuestra Missions," by Father Marion A. Senora del Rosario, was founded Habig, O.F.M. (Chicago, Francisnear the. La Bahia mission and can Herald Press, 1968); or "Our preS'idio in 1754. Catholic Heritage in Texas," by The total population of the La . Carlos E. Castanada (6 vols. Bahia area in 1776 was probably Austin, Tex., Von Boeckmannabout 1,000. Jones Co., 1936-1950).

I

D & D SALES AND SERVICE, INC.

FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATION APPLIANCES AIR CONDITIONING 363 SECOND ST. FALL RI'VER, MASS.

WEBB OIL,' COMPANY TEXACO FUEL OILS DOMESTIC & HEAVY DUTY OIL BURNERS

Sales - Service - Installation MAIN OFFICE - 10 DURFEE STREET, FALL RIVER

Phone 675-7484

+ •••••••••••••••••••

«

+ ••••

«

27 Park Street, Att:eboro, Mass. 278 Union Street, New Bedford, Mas".

FIRST FEDERAL. SAVINGS

AND LOAN ASSOCIATION

REGULAR SAYINGS 5%% 90 Day Notice Account 5% % 1 yr. Certificates minimum $1,000 6%% 2V2 yr. Certificates minimum $5,000 6%% 4 yr. Certificates mini.mum $5,000 7%%

We compute interest continuously-day of deposit " to day of withdrawcil ' . ,

.....


THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

13

KNOW YOUR FAITH A Reconciling Community By WILLIAM E. MAY The local parish has at times been thought of primarily as a spiritual "service station," as it were: a place where one goes periodically for spiritual energy (the Mass and the Eucharist), an occasional spiritual checkup and overhaul (Penance), and directives from the "Church," that is, the priests and their hierarchical superiors. It has also been conceived as the agency that sponsors a school for instructing the youth, particularly on mat· ters religious and moral, and the place for conferring such sacraments as Baptism and marriage. There is surely a basis for looking upon the parish in this way, but if we do we are missing the forest for the trees. The parish is 'in essence an "ecclesiola," the Church itself in miniature, the basic "call," as it were of the oeople of God, the assembly of the faithful. As such the entire purpose of the local parish is, Vatican II reminds us, "the good of souls," that is, or people, of you and me and of all human beings (see "Decree on the Bishops' Pastoral Office in the Church." par. 31). The principal duty of the pastor of a parish is "to preach God's word to all t he Christian people . . . that the Christian community may bear witness to that charity which the Lord commanded" (ibid., par. 30).

II

Lay COllaboration In addition, we are told by the Fathers of Vatican II, "the laity should' accustom themselves to working in the parish in close union with their priests, brining to the church community tbeir own and the world's problems as well as questions can·cerning human salvation, all of which should be examined and resolved by common deliberation. As far as possible, the laity ought to collaborate energetically in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by their local parish" ("Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity," par. 10). . To think primarily of the local parish as the Church in miniature, with the mission of proclaiming God's saving truths and of bearing witness to His limitless and selfless love for all human beings is not always easy, nor does it come about effortlessly. But this is 'precisely what the local parish is meant to be. It is important to think deeply and realistically about what this means. Parish Assembly' The parish is first of all the assembly of the people of God. We come together in our parishes not as iSOlated individuals, with his or her own hopes and' desires, troubles and problems. We come together as persons in community, as a people who are Turn to Page Fourteen

.A Living Parish

"No man is an island," the saving goes, but, in a sense, every man is an island. Each individual influences othpr persons and is influenced by them. At the same time, we always remain unique, independent human beings never totally absorbed by the group nor fully understood by others.

By

FR. JOSEPH M. CHAMPLIN

That fundamental tension between the individual and the community manifests itself, in the new communal rite for the sacrament of Penance. The ceremony is entitled "Rite for Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution." A section from the mtroduction to the ritual summarizes the purpose of such a service: "Communal celebration shows more clearly the ecclesial nature of Penance. The faithful listen together to the Word of God, which proclaims His mercy and invites them to conversion; at the ~ame time they examine the

conformity of their lives with that Word of God and help each other through common prayer. After each person has confessed his sins and received absolution, all praise God together for His wonderful deeds on behalf of the people He has gained for Himself tbrough the blood of his Son." The tension we noted developing during the period when each person confesses ,his or her sins. That is, of course, a highly indiaction and the vidualistic amount of time required will vary greatly from person to person. Even with a plentiful supply of priests available, the relation of sins and discussion with a confessor may extend for a lengthy interval. Delay For those who have already confessed and await the ceremony's conclusion, that delay can produce boredom and restlessness. For those still waiting to confess, the delay creates an uncomfortable pressure which destroys some of the celebration's effectiveness and may prompt them to rush or even skip the confession. The priests likewise experience a tension in this arrangement. Trained to view the sacrament of Penance as a delicate, personal event and to view each penitent as a singuar individual, Turn to Page Fourteen

Some Time For Understanding By MARY E. MAHER "We've got to take some time for understanding On that long, winding road back to love." Kris Kristofferson, "Full Moon" As I write this my telev.ision shows countless thousands of exiled children. victims of war. An unending ·staccato of suffering. And I think of my topic: parish renewal. It is, on the surface, terribly ,incongruous to attempt an alleviation of the universal evils that I?lague our world and to establish this practically within parish renewal. I am haunted by the statement of a friend, "Community today is a luxury of the middle class." Indeed, have we the time to think of renewing our particular parishes when the whole world shudders at the possibility and actuality of· "what man has done to man"? This age is one which has taught us that if any of us is to survive we must all indeed, at least, try to see the world as capable of some measure of com· munity. It may be, for some, a romantic Don Quixote gesture to believe thus. It may be for others a token of evasion. It may be called the abstraction of a philosopher. But we must begin where we are: we have no other spot. Projection of Unity To accent the Teal is the first act of faith. A parish is but one small unit of what we claim the Church to be: Christ's presence in time. We know that many parishes today do not project an image of unity. Divisions over the future of the school system, the inevitable transferral pains of power between clergy and an increasingly energetic laity and the impossible demands placed u"'on those who believe the Church to be influential in the hi,story of our culture are not a tasty invitation to the Kingdom we have long symbolized as a banquet. The renewal of a parish is under enormous stress. It is no longer possible that its vitality can be in terms of Melville's man, "isolato." There was a time in the early days of our nation when the geographic bonds of so many parishes could contain the main reallities that influenced a man's life. I recall writing the history of my small, Minnesota parish when I was 18. It was not difficult: the Germanic and Gallic traditions met and c1a~hed, then eventually 'inter-married and learned to live together. It is much different today, even in urban pal'ishes. The clearest theological premise for parish community is this: Community is the fruit of hearing and responding to the Gospel as a people together. By a circular logic, the Gospel is heard in more depth as the relationships within a community are strengthened. The Gospel does not first change structures but people. People who change, chan~e structures. The basic

HEARTS AS WELL AS MINDS: "We have got to see that road (back to love) as not different from the long road that takes innocents out of Saigon. We are all learning to understand that our hearts, not simply our minds, are the fabric of community." A refugee child is consoled at the resettlement camp in Indiantown Gap, Pa. NC Photo. principle of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture seems operative in parish renewal: homes (parishes) are made to fit the people who live therein, not Vlice versa. Parishes built as theological row houses with statiC similarities are waning now. Parfshes are but the contours of the fa·ith sensitivities of the people who reside therein, that is, in those parishes which can live with the reality that faith is an expression of the Gospel in many diverse cultures. Fabric of Community We need a wide, renewed understanding of who a parish is before we can act towards renewal. Out of our renewed understanding can come a renewed life-if we can act. "Renewal" is a tricky word, not necessarily meaning the opposite of old. It means, more accurately, changing our hearts (Jeremiah). It means moving beyond ourselves to others wherever they are in need (Jonah). It means the binding up of wounds so that we can be concerned about the total oivic community and world in which we live. Most parishes have people gloriously diverse in life styles. Most parishes, like Jacob's coat of many colors, are

not in reality similar ilt all in life styles. This reality makes some' people nervous and they seek. neo-conformity and call it "fa~th."

"We've got to take some time for understanding on that long winding road back to love." We have got to see that road as not different from the long road that takes innocents out of Saigon. We are all learning to understand that our hearts, not simply our minds, are the fabric of community. The days of what a parish is are yielding to an era of who a parish is. Such a parish will not be a middle-<:Iass commodity; it wil1 require Bonfoeffer's costly grace.

-

WEAR Shoes That Fit ''THE FAMILY SHOE STORE"

John's Shoe Store 43 FOURTH STREET Fall River 678·5811

PRINTING SINCE 1898

MAILING BathTub Ruined ?

~

~( tl

OW

'-

SINCE 1941

WEB OFFSET SINCE 1967

~

()

We Can RESURFACE IT! Like New -

Guaranteed - No Removal WH ITE OR COLOR

Call Collect LECTROGLAZ 1·385·9319

679-5262

,..


14

The Parish Parade

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

Study Suggests Catholic Press Inadequate on Social Justice WASHINGTON (NC)-A study of the Catholic press and its concern for social justice suggests that the Catholic press "collectively pays inadequate attention to the issues of social justice, generally reporting major events but giving no special educational emphasis to the subject." Th~ study was sponsored by the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice (NCOIJ),

A Living Parish

-

.""

Continued from Page Thirteen they may find the need to speed along and offer little advice. This is extremely frustrating. Similarly, when instructed be.fore hand by the planners to ask no questions and give no guidance, simply to recite the words of absolution, some confessors see themselves reduced to mechanical absolving machines. We have tried to ease (one does not resolve) this conflict between the individual and the communal by preparing two types of Penance services. the first includes all the typical elements - common song, prayer, readings, etc.-but never really concludes. After the sign of peace and Our Father, we -invited participants either to sit in church and reflect on the peace experienced through the service, or to step downstairs for coffee, cookies, ·conversation and a continuation of the reconciliation achieved by the ceremony, or to meet Christ in the sacrament 'of Penance by confessing to one of the many priests available. ' These liturgies have not 'attracted huge crowds - perhaps 50·15O-but the confessi6ns afterwards were of high quality and lasted for perhaps an hour. Neither priest nor penitent felt rushed and if the lines' were long or the delay lengthy, one could walk downstairs for refreshments an'd return later. Weakness of Plan .. The weakness of this plan is the ahsenceof a communal song and prayer at the end celebrating the congregation's joy and reconciliation. Our second communal Penance service follows the new Rite exactly and at the specified moment those who wish choose their confessor from among the many priests present. Advance publicity promises and the priests observe a procedure in which few, if any questions are asked and little or no counsel given. During the "confession portion," those jn the congregation alternately sing an appropriate hymn, recite suitable prayers (like the Reproaches of Good Friday) and listen to choral or instrumental music. We encourage them to utilize this "waiting period" as an occasion of prayer for their brothers and sisters about tei meet Jesus in the sacrament of Penance. A Palm Sunday afternoon celebration of this second type attracted a community of 400 individuals who helped one another and rejoiced with each other over Christ's forgiveness ·and peace.

a Catholic human relations organization located here. It was done by Roger Yockey, a national representative of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (AFL-CIO), and a former newspaper reporter and journalism teacher, and his wife Marilyn, a former elementary 'and secondary school teacher. The study examined 53 Catholic papers, 38 percent of the total in the United States. The total circulation of the papers examined was 2,823,782. That is 52.75 percent of the combined circulation of 5,352,469 for all U.S, Catholic papers. The examination period was from Nov. 15, 1972, to May 15, 1973. The study was limited to stories distributed by National Catholic News service (NC) and Religious News Service (RNS). It fQund t)1at of 394 "social concern" stories distributed by . NC during the study period, 288 were published by at least one newspaper. Of 715 RNS stories, only 148 were used. One-fourth of those were different versions of NC stories. The maximum useage for any NC story was by 26 newspapers. The maximum for RNS was 11. The combined maximum for any single story was 33.

Fall River Parish Plans Picnic SS. Peter and Paul P.arish in Fall River will hold its annual picnic Aug. 8, 9 and 10, it was announced today by Rev. Ronald A Tosti, general chairman. Father Tosti said that for the first time .in three years the three-day event will be held at "our own facilities"-in the new air-conditioned recreational center and on _the church-school grounds.. Parishioners, especially committee members, are looking forward with eager anticipation to the return of the picnic to their "home grounds," after holding it for two years at St. William's Center. "We'll be eternally grateful to Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine, pastor of St. William's Church, for coming to our rescue the past two years," Father Tosti stated. "Had it not been for his wonderful generosity in making his parish facilities avaHable to us, we would have had to cancel what is our major fund-raising event each year:' Parishioners were forced to seek outside aid when fire destroyed their church and made it necessary to use the basement of the school for masses and other religious services. Now, with the reconstruction task complete-church, school and center all in one buildingthe way is clear again for the gala annual event to be held on parish property. Again serving as co-chairmen are Mrs. Stal}ley Janick and Norman (Loggie) Hathaway. The co-chairmen said the event will feature the usual suppers the first two nights, an auction, penny sales, Las Vegas and a mi,hva~r filled with attractions for all ag:s.

PUblicity chairmen of oarish orlanllallons are liked to submit news items for this column to The Anchor, P. O. Box 7. Fall River, 02722. Name of city or town shOUld be l#,cluded, I I well I I full dates of III Icllvlties. Please send news of future rathar thin put events.

ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Participants in a pilgrimage to Poll!-nd planned for this summer will hold their final planning meeting in the school hall at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6. The annual parish summer festival will take place Saturday and Sunday; July 19 and 20 at Westport fair grounds. Donations of prizes may be left at the rectory or convent, previous to those dates. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, NEW BEDFORD New officers of the Women's Guild are Mrs. Anna Galanek, president; Mrs. Genevieve Tracz, vice-president; Mrs. Pauline Amaral and Mrs. Pauline Waclawik, secretaries; and Mrs. Bertha Fraga, treasurer.

" PERSONS IN COMMUNITY: "We come together in . our parishes as persons in community, as a people who are one." An artist symbolizes the response to God's call that brings a parish community together. NC Sketch.

A Reconciling Community Continued from Page Thirteen one. A re,ponse to God's gracious and loving call is what brings us together, along with an eagerness to answer His call by giving Him what He wants so that He can give to us something that we could never gain all by ourselves, something indeed that we could not even dream of if He had not. told us about it: His own friendship and life. And what is it that He wants of us? The ans.wer is ourselves. He wants us to become His friends, His chosen ones, by being willing to worship Him in heart and mind. We worship this living, loving God who is our very best Friend by offering Him in sacrifice of the Mass, by becoming sacramentally one with Him and His onlybegotten, Jesus, in the Eucharist, the sacrament of tbanksgiving and joy. But this act of worshipping love is a true act of such love only if it comes from a people whose hearts, whose wills, are clean-only from a people who have become reconciled to God and to their fellow human beings. "When you are presenting your gift at the altar," Jesus tells us, "and if you remember that your brother has any grievance against you, leave your gift right there before the altar and go and make up with your brother; then come back and present your gift" (Matt. 5:25). Worship and Witness We, that is you and I, are sinners. "If we say we have rio sin in us, we are deceiving ourselves and refusing to admit the truth" (1 ·In. 1:8). As sinners we have broken the covenant, the bond, that God wants to exist between us and Him and between

and among human beings everywhere. .The wounds we inflict on ourselves and others by our 'sins can be healed only by God's saving grace and love. His reconciling love is mediated to us through Christ and His Church, and this means through us who are the people constituting that Church. Thus the local parish is not to be considered as something analogous to a service station, where each of us purely as individuals might go for a fillup or overhauL Rather it is the assembly of the people of God. It exists in us as persons in community, who commonly profess, under the leadership of our pastors, the trq.ths we hold as Catholics, and put those truths to the test by seeking, as a community of believers, to help' those about us realize that God is alive and that He is' a God who empowers us to live lives of selfgiving love. If the world is ever to believe, local parishes must make belief credible. For them to achieve this mission, we, the people who make those parishes to be what they are, must exist as worshipping and witnessing communities, communities of reconciliation and love.

ST. PIUS X, SOUTH YARMOUTH The annual parish bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 16. A coffee bar will be open during the morning and lunches will be available from noon to 2 p.m. ST. JOSEPH, ATILEBORO Parishioners are requested to save trading stamps for the School of Religion. Donations may be given to Miss Eunice Hutchinson or Rev. Normand Boulet. The fourth annual summer festival will take place the weekend of July 25 on the parish grounds. Volunteers are needed to staff booths and may contact the rectory for further information.

Reelect Superior WARRENTON (NC)-Pass.ionist Father Paul M. Boyle has been reelected to a third term as provincial superior of the Passionists' Holy Cross (Western) province with headquarters in Chicago. A former president of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and of the Canon Law Society of America, Father Boyle was first elected provincial superior in 1968. ELECTRICAL Contractors

944 County St. New Bedford 992·0560

g'llIIilllllllllll11I1'"""'''''"""'""'''''" """" " """"""""lll""llllll""""llllll'"'"III II II I 1111I1111I11 IIIIIIII II!:

Anlone. S. Fen'o,· Jr. Dispensing Optician

- Complete Optical Service 450 High Street

Fall River

f.llllll 1II11111111111hllllllllllll lllllll 'lll 11111111111111111111 1l1l1l1l1l1111l1l1l 11111111I 1111 III III 111111 1II 111111 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII~


tHE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

15

Federal Employes Refuse to Sign Declaration of Independence WASHINGTON (NC)-Would you sign the following document? "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they. are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of HappinessThat to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institutp. new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles. and organizing its Powers in such Form. as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Some 2,300 federal employc('s in 12 federal agencies in Wa~h-­ ington were shown that quotation-without being told it was a section of the Declaration of Independence - and asked to sign it in a survey taken by the People's Bicentennial Commission, an organization concerned with, the celebration of the American bicentennial. Forty-seven per cent of those surveyed did not recognize the quote as coming from the Declaration of Independence. Only 32 per cent would sign the document; 68 per cent refused. Of th05e who agreed to sign the document, only 16.5 per cent recognized it as the Declaration. while the rest did not. The agency with the worst

record on signing the Declaration was the Pentagon-20.6 per cent signed, 79.4 refused. . The Department of Agriculture was next, with 21.3 per cent signing, 78.7 per cent refusing. Employes of Congress had the best record, with 46.8 per cent signing, 53.2 per cent refusing. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare was next with 45.5 per cent signing and 54.5 per cent refusing.

"I work for the government and I' ,know it doesn't follow those principles" ... "I think everybody in the City of Washington should know and read this. It should be taught in all of the schools"... "There shouldn't be anyone in the COuntry who wouldn't sign that" ... "This is a bad agency. The people in there wouldn't have any idea what this is all about." Comments by those who refused to sign include:

"Do you read the Christian Science Monitor? They wrote it" ... "I don't usually sign anything my husband's advice" ... "I can't sign, because I'm military. I can't sign anything." ... "That's the Declaration of Independence. I disagree with that thoroughly." ... "This is a an· archy. Anarchy is prohibited in the Constituton" ... "Yes, I recognize it. It's from the Communist Manifesto. I read it in a history book."

AFriendly ",essage to our 10lleable sailers . t ;hree months, DEAR SAVERS, , 'ty of your bank for the pa:nendous loyalty AS I REVIEW the aCdUvtol note that due to your trltehV growth which h please 'oy a h ea '1 I am more t an b nk continues to enJ ur disposal. and support your :u with all the means, at 0 , il nows us to serve y hareholders In a a d sits of our s d ing the THE GRAND TOTAL o~ ~e~~900a nedt i~C~:~eln U:he past . s now stan U insure 111 real typ~s;f ~a~Js,876 with every dd~a:irst mortgage loa~~o~ now ~rl~y ~ys your .ban~'2g:~n~ and our mortgagen:::ed in tbis tUne otal of ."UUUl 1 assets re ' estate for ~M3,220 while -our, t;t: $65,467,181. . ' f stands at ve reached a neW big of savings statement ha END paid on all types oEm 000 DIVID f 'ust over ~, THE QUARTERLY dw e were able to trans erJosits at our Atamounted to $781,672 ~:tection of 0,": savers. 0~~,677 in the ~s~ o reserves for the p Z72,906 an Increase, the same perlo ~leboro office now ~otal:'seekonk office dur;:gd a new plateau of c three mon~hs ~:l ~e;osits $471,382 and rea e increased Its to " d $lO,l55,Z72. arters in Seekonk an e are enlarging our qu window as we pr~pare BY THE WAY, w 't boxes and a walk-UP, that commutUty on 'd~W1la safe depOSl . rsary of serv1l1g proVl "'oe tenth anD1Ve to celebrate our August 1st. ' we offered another. neW . 95th anniversal1' interest bearing MARCH 17th,O~ f our deposlt~rs/an ning 50/0 per ON etUence 0 Account,ear, conv vice for the The In-Clover 1 The recepuon to' ser king account known as unded quarter y. che c t paid or compo . h interes year Wit helming. date has been overw h greater profit and. CIENT service for t e b'ective. Don't FRIENDLY AND ~:~~s is our one a.nd ::~p:r~tive bank are convenience of our fiends that savings In a d that it would be a forget totellallyourd rMassachusetts law, an . fun un er d u insured In them as we 0 y~ . pleasure to serve

Vica r Deplores Violence in Rome ROME (NC)-Acts of violence and sacrilege against Rome's churches and the Blessed Sacrament were deplored in the name of Pope Paul VI by the Pope's vicar general for Rome, Cardinal Ugo Poletti. . In a communique in the Vatican daily, L'Osservatore Romano, June 7, Cardinal Poletti said: "Interpreting the paternal feelings of the Pope for his Diocese of Rome, we have always deplored every act and form of violence, expressing sorrow and calling for repentance and a sense of responsibility. "All violence and arrogance is ever detestable from whatever persons or circles it comes and at whatever persons and circles it is aimed. Indeed, it strikes not so much at an adverse ideology as at man, individual man, and in every person struck it is the image of God the Father that is injured." The cardinal enumerated recent acts of violence in Rome. He cited the attempt to firebomb the doors of two parish churches, continued: "Blasphemous graffiti on the walls of churches continually prove a rude spectacle for foreign visitors. Last May 13 the Church of St. Agnese in the Piazza Navona was the scene of hooliganism. On the evening of June 1 a molotov cocktail burst inside the Church' of the Holy Twelve Apostles.

At the Deparment of Justice, 76.4 per cent of the employes surveyed refused to sign, while 23.6 per cent signed. The People's Bicentennial called on' the President and all members of Congress to sign and reaffirm the Declaration of Independence. The commission called on church, labor and civic group5 and the press to circulate the Declaration widely. Comments by those who signed the Declaration included::

Figures based on May '75 report

Sincerely, RRAY, President, •." ",' ". JOSE PH C. MU . d stllWWi."i,h!t":

Spellking for tlle officers, directors lin

Do Vie love our "ver,? YOU BET WE 00/

*

T,unfon Co-oper,tive S,nk T,unfon *Attlehoro· Seekonk

*


16

THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. July 3, 1975

SPIRITUAL CARE- FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES: Left photo, Bishop Felixberto Flores of Agana,Guam, administers confirmation to one of 700 young Vietnamese refugess at Gab Bab Beach; Orote Point, Guam..

u.s.

Right photo, Archbishop Jean Jadot, Apostolic Delegate to the United States tries to coax a little girl into saying hello, but she shies away, seeking refugee in a Sister's skirt at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. NC Photo. /

Catholic Conference Urges Parishes to Sponsor Refugees

FORT CHAFFEE (NC) - To expedite the resettlement' of Vietnamese refugees, the U. S. Catholic Conference (USCC) recommends that parishes, rather than individuals, become the chief sponsors of refugee families. Groups, communities, and parbhes hav~ greater resources than individuals, said David Lewis of the USCC Migration and Refugee Services office at this base, which is housing more than 24,000 refugees, most of whom are in "closely knit" family' ,groups.

Lewis spelled out USCC guidelines for sponsorship at a news conference in the Little Rock diocesan chancery office, and noted that the requirements would put a strain on most individual Americans wishing to serve as spqnsors. "We are not discouraging individual sponsorships," Lewis said. "On the other hand, we can resettle the refugees faster if groups and parishes undertake responsibility for them." Lewis emphasized all sponsorship applications from Catholics must be filed initially with

local pastors. This requirement will be waived, he said, only in cases of Vietnamese residents of the United States who apply to sponsor relatives ffom one of the refugee centers. More than 150 American dioceses now have resettlement directors, Lewis noted, and those are the channels' through which "applications are routed. Lewis listed USCC requirements' for individual or parish sponsors. They will be expected, he said, to: Welcome, the refugee and his family;

Calls on Schools to Aid Children from Vietnam WASHINGTON (NC)-"l am encouraging" administrators of Catholic schools to make a special effort to 'welcome children of Vietnamese refugees into our schools," the president of the National Catholic Educational Association said here. Father John Meyers, NCEA presrldent, said that "Catholic educational" leaders should be in the vanguard of efforts to help

Vietnamese refugees start a new life in this c-ountry." "Since a large percentage of the refugees are Catholic," he said, "our schools are confronted with the challenge of realizing on their behalf the educational mission of the Church, so clearly ertunciated in the bishops' pastoral "To Teach as Jesus Did," Catholic educators particularly are in a unique position to make,

rea.J for the refugees the pastoral's precept that 'Community is at the heart of Christian education not simply as a concept to be taught but as a reality to be Hved.''' NCEA, founded in 1904, is the world's largest private educational organization. It serves its voluntary membership of some 15,000 schools and parish centers on all educational levels,

VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AT CAMP PENDLETON: A girl with flowers in her hair kisses the episcopal ring of Bishop Leo Maher of San Diego during .the bishop's visit to Camp Pendleton, Cal. NC Photo.

Provide shelter and food until the refugee becomes self-sufficient, but shelter does not have to be in th~ home of the sponsor; Assist the refugee in applying for the specific but limited funding provided to the. refugee to offset financial hardship; Provide assistance in finding employment and in school enrollment for children; Cover ordinary medical costs or medical insurance, and once

employmen.t is obtained, the s;onsor will assist the refugee in locating permanent housing, acquiring minimal furniture, and arrange for utilities. Among the refugees at Fort Chaffee, Lewis said 12,464 are Buddhists, 10,143 are Catholics, 1,567 are Protestants, 1,270 are Confucian or Cam-Dai, 59 expressed no religious preference, 23 are Jews and three are Brahmans. About 30 per cent speak English.

Catholic Volunteer Effort路 Aids Refugees on the Island of Guam AGANA (NC) - A massive, around-the-clock volunteer effort by Catholics on this U. S. island territory in the Pacific helped to care for the spiritual and physical needs of the Vietnamese refugees. Nearly 40,000 refugees have been flown here, housed and fed since evacuation Operation New Life began the last week of April. Here they have been receiving preliminary health and immigration d3earances before moving on to camps in the United States. Bishop Felixberto Flores of Agana, citing the tremendous volunteer work of priests, Sisters and military chaplains, said that "40 per cent of the refugees are Catholic, probably due to the _French influence in Vietnam." (fhe population of Guam is about 80 per cent Catholic.) The volnteers come from the civilian community as weB as' from the military dependents on Guam. The bishop said that they have idEmtified six Vietnamese priests among :the refugees, as well as -six Carmelite nuns and a number of seminarians. Daily Mass The Vietnamese priests, he reported, are offering Mass daily in the 11 refugee camps on Guam. One priest, though eligible to continue on to the United States, intends to remain until aU the refugees are gone, the

bishop said. Father Lawrence F. Briske of the. Milwaukee diocese, a chaplain at the naval air station, said that his group of- 175 volunteers help process refugee papers, man foodlines, sort and hand out donated clothing, dispe-nse medicines and even provide entertainment in the camps. One of the most important volunteer jobs is locating Vietnamese refugees to be united with relatives and friends who got out of Vietnam at different times. "It's just amazing what these people can do," said Father Briske. "The sailors are incredible too. Hundreds of them work all night as volunteers, then take a show.er and go to their regular jobs." Admiral Steve Morrison, commander of the Marianas naval forces and coordinator of the joint military effort to handle the evacuees has repeatedly praised the volunteer effort.

Archbishop Sheen NEW YORK (NC)-Archbis~ op Fulton J. Sheen, former bishop of Rochester, N.Y., is conducting a closed retreat for all the bishops of the Philippines. Following the retreat for the bishops, Archbishop Sheen will conduct a two-day retreat for priests ,and a two-day retreat for Sisters in the Philippines.

07.03.75  

Fall River, Mass., Thursday, July ORDINATION IN ROME: Newly ordainedpriestsprostratethemselvesbeforePope Paul(extremeleft)duringaceremonyinS...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you