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• Church Dominant In Rights Vote


Thurs., July 9,


Continued from Page One Even more telling, perhaPS, are the comments of Southern legislators. Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, their Senate leader, was blunt in his final speech be­ fore the Senate's historic June 10 cloture vote to cut off the anti-rights filibuster. .Expressing "profound sorrow" at the role of religious leaders, Russell said those who had thrown their support behind the bill included "cardinals, bishops, elders, stated clerks, common preachers, priests, and rabbis." Prelates, Seminarians Active On the CathoHc side, certain­ ly, the Senator's assessment was accurate. The list of active backers of the rights bill ran the gamut from princes of the Church to youthful seminarians, and included as well many lay­ men and Catholic organizations.

Cardinal Cu~hing Lauds Pas!=oge Of Q iahts Bill BOSTON (NC)-Richard Cardinal Cushing said here Senate passage of the civil rights bill removes "a shad­ ow that has stretched across our American life for 100 years." The Archbishop of Boston said government leaders have given "a' new dimension to American freedom" and it "remains for us to . see this blossom and bear ·fruit in every neighborhood and home." .The Cardinal said that "for those among our citizens still unconvinced of the necessity of legislation insuring civil rights for' all people, we must continue the firm and patient task of per­ suasion and education." "To be successful," he said, "even good laws must have the confidence and respect of the community they regulate; grudg­ ing or half-hearted compliance will only generate new bitter­ ness and, encourage civil unrest.-

First Mass Continued from' Page One assistant at Immaculate Concep­ tion parish, North Easton, now pastQr of St. Joseph's Churoh, Woods Hole, will be'the preaoh­


A buffet w-ill be served im­ mediately after the· Mass in the parish auditorium. Father Mullen, who W3S born en J11n. 14, 1938, graduated from Msgr. Coyle High School ift 'l'aunton in 1956. He then at­ .tended Cardinal O'Connell Sem­ inary in Jamaica Plain and St. Sohn's Seminary in Boston be­ fore he went to Rome to complete Ilis studies M the North' Ameri­ ean College. The N()rth Eamon priest was .-dained in Rome at 1he Chut'oo etl .Christ the King by the Most Rev. Martin J. O'Connor, Sem­ &nary rector, on Dec. 18, 1963. Father Mullen, brother Of lames D. Mullen Jr. and Mrs. 9scar (Dorothy) Conceison, both e( Norbh Eamon, celebrated his first Mass in the chapel of the Notre Dame School in Rome im­ mediately following his Oi'dina­ tion.

Renewal,' Reform Continued from Page One

ibis, the Cardinal called atten­ tion to the 'Pope's January meet­ mg with Greek Orthodox Pa­ triarch Athenagoras and his de:­ eisioh to return a relic of the Apostle St. Andrew to the Or­ -.odox church' in Patraa in Greece. Responding to a number of tiuestions, Cardinal· Bea declin­ ~ to predict whether the wock el the council could be conclud­ ed in the session that· begins in September. He did say that h~ expec1led "imPIOrant· things" lr-om the upcoming session. Among them, he named state­ ments on the Church, the bisb­ eps, revelation and ecumenism.

Anglicans Propose

Separate Schools

WINNIPEG (NC) -Anglican churches from the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have agreed to study establishment of separate schools. About 100 delegates from churches in the provinces set up a study commission after lively debate at a meeting at which it was charged there is increasing secularism and lack of religious background in public schools. :Roman Catholics already have separate schools, supported par­ tjally by tax funds, in the two ~nadian provinces.

Some rights opponents sought

to paint this religious involve­ ment as a violation of an Amer­ kan tradition on the role of re­ ligion in public life. But this argument was rebut­ ted by one of the leading Cath­ oHc figures in the interreligious effort, Father John F. Cronin, S.S., assistant director of the Social Action Department, Na­ tional Catholic Welfare Confer­ ence.

Heads Stigmatines SPRINGFIELD (NC)-Father Charles F. Egan, C.P.S., former missionary and administrative officer, has been appointed pro­ vincial of the American province of the Stigmatine Fathers. The native of Waltham, Mass., joined the community-Priests of the Holy Stigmata of Our Lord Jesus Christ-in 1933.


OLD FRIENDS WITH NE:W HOPES: Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston and ~rchbi8hop Iakovos, Greek Orthodox . Church leader in America, right, old friends, meet in Den­ ver, Colorado. The Cardinal addressed a meeting of the 17th biennial Ecclesiastical Congress of the Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America, stressing the need for unity in Chrig.tian endeavor. NC Photo. .

Holy Father Cans Third Session Continued from Page One iness will be reduced to the barest essential problems. Some new questions will be reviewed in full-scale discussion; some unresolved schemata will not be reopened to full debate. but simple votes will be taken and the draft will be arranged ac­ cordingly but without open de­ bate. Schema 17-as yet untouched by debate-promises to be most interesting and crucial. Herein are contained many of the prob­ lems-called "modern" by some -which Christians, the world over, find difficulty in solving. Here the Fathers will be under the scrutiny of the whole world - especially the non-Catholic world, it would seem. Some' of the probable topics to be treate~ are: Peaee, Racial· Equality, Population "Explosion," Birth Control Problem, Problem of Unequal Distribution of World's Resources, Family Life, Individ­ ual Rights, etc.. Most of the m()re enthusiastic Fathers in the Council, iii public statements, have stated that they think at least one more 'session necessary-aft~r.this third ses­ sion. For the CQuncil to end with thee third, much material would have to be dropped and too many questions would ~­ main unresolved. Other ·Fathers think that the Council has already taken on too much material and the Church has already treated many of the questions in her ordinary teaching. It should be enough that those interested re­ turn to learn better what the Church has already taught. The Holy Father had originally expressed the hope that the third session would be the last. However, in sta'tements since the closing of the Second Ses­ sion, even he has not only lef,t the door open for further ses­ sion(s) but has hinted of the real possiJbility of further work for the Vatican Council. Since the attendance at the council is a real hardship on both bishops and dioceses, many

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prelate!: have sought for other' ways in which the business of the Council could be adequately 'treated without the bishops go­ ing to Home. Some of the suggestions have been a postal-council where all the business would be treated by mail, a permanent senate of representatives of the world's episcopacy established in Rome which would immediately aid the P()pe and participate in run­ ning th(~ world-wide Church, a ftequently-convened co U n c i I . which '",ould pass judgements on the work of commissions (a council every 10 years), a new' form of government of the universal church patterned OR the Eastern synooal governme.nt. At prellE!nt, indications are that tltiH Third Session will not be the last of this Council. It ,might u'ell jell the questiOns .[lOW before the council and draw the general lines for redrafting . according to the majority opi~- . ion of the Fathers. Then a fourth llession could possibly be co~- , Yened tel, give final judgment Oft the que:,tions and activate the c!Ouncil decisions under the l~uidance of the Holy Father.


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