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Bishop1s -Office Lists Clergy Appointments Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., Bishop of Fall River, today appointed twelve diocesan priests to various posts throughout the Diocese. Appointed were: Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, D.Ed., as Administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River, while remaining Diocesan Director of Education. Rev. John C. Martins, as Administrator of St. Peter Parish, Provincetown. Rev. Edward J. Byington, as Diocesan Director of Communications and Editor of The Anchor, in residence at St. Patrick Parish, Fall River. Rev. Jay T. Maddock, as Assistant Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Taunton. Rev. Timothy J. Place, as As-


sistant Pastor of St. George Parish, Westport. Rev. John P. Cronin, as Assistant Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Taunton. Rev. George E. Harrison, as Assistant Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Seekonk. Rev. Arnold R. Medeiros, as Assistant Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Taunton. . Rev. John A. Perry, as Assistant Pastor of St. Mary Parish, New Bedford, and Campus Ministry at Southeastern Massachusetts Un,iversity. Rev. Thomas C. Lopes, Assistant Pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish, New Bedford, as Chaplain to the Juvenile Court of New Bedford. ' Rev. Raymond A. Robillard, Turn to Page Sixteen



,Freedom to embrace a Religious vocation was one of the liberties won by American Catholics through the War of Independence. On the veiling day of the first nun to be professed in the original United States, a Jesuit priest, Father .Charles Neale, declared that it was "by

the happy Revolution of the Government in America" that God "has drawn. us out of our bondage and restored us to our just rights." The symbol of the liberty hailed by Father Neale was Elizabeth Carberry, 47, who on May I, 1972, became a Discalced Turn to Page Eleven

Jesuit Father Francis Sullivan of the Gregorian University here will discuss ecclesiology and Redemptorist Father Sean O'Riordan of Rome's Alphonsianum University, will dis'cuss moral theology. Jesuit Father Francis McCool of the Pontifica'l Biblical Institute will be the staff moderator for all presentations and discussions. Bishop Cronin, in his capacity as Chairman of the special Committee of Bishops which is con.cerned w.ith the direction of the North American College, noted that he anticipates that the sessions will be most fruitful and beneficial for all participants. The theologans include Do-' Bishop Cronin explained that minican Father Ambrose Mc- this year's Consultation will be Nicholl of Rome's University of modeled on a progr,am previSt. Thomas also known as the ously held. His Eminence TerAngelicum, who will discuss ence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishcontemporary philosophy; Sul- op of New York, whom Bishop pician Father Raymond Brown of Union Theological Seminary in New York, who will discuss Feast of the Assumption New Testament problems, and Jesuit Father David Stanley of Holyday of Obligation 路the Jesuit thealogate in Toronto, Friday - August 15 Canada, who will discuss Christology in the New Testament. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River and Chairman of the United States Catholic Conference Episcopal Committee for the North American College, announced that he will participate in the Secohd Theological Consultation which will be held in Rome at Casa Santa Maria, the house for graduate studies of the North American College from August 30th to September 28th. Bishop Cronin will lead a group of thirty American Bishops who will meet dur,ing the Consultation with a group of theologians for study and discussion of a variety of pertinent topics.

Cronin succeeded as Chairman of the Episcopal Committee for the North American College, led a delegation of members of the American hierarchy a year ago at the first Consultation. The new Rector of the North American College, Reverend Monsignor Harold P: Darcy, scheduled this year's gathering in response to widespread interest expressed by many American Bishops. Father Dennis F. Sheehan of Boston, who is program director of the Consultation said, "These consultations are an organized effort to make an exchange between bishops and theologians possible. We stdve to offer a wide spectrum of views and interest. When poss-ib'le, the theologians live in the house, and that makes informa1 discusSiion easy. "Besides the discussions, we invite members of the various Vatican offices to visit and speak to the bishops. In that way, the Vatican people get acquainted with the views and problems of the various dioceses, and our bishops gain f.irc;thand knowledge of the central offices of the Church." .


Name Fr. .Byington First Director Of Office of Communications His Excellency, the Most Reverend Danie'l A. Cronin, Bishop of Fall River, announced today the establishment of a new Diocesan Office of Communications. Bishop Cronin' has appointed the Reverend Edward J. Byington as first director of the Communications office. Father Byington, who will assume his duties on August 27th, has been named by Hishop Cronin to. succeed Reverend Monsig..nor Daniel F. Shalloo as Editor of The Anchor. "It is apparent," Bishop Cronin ex.ptained,; "that oar Diocesan newspaper will remain the primary organ of communications." The new Diocesan Director of Communications will channel much of his energy into' The Anchor.' Father Byington will also coordinate the prep.aration and re1ease of news items and stories descrihing activities of Diocesan apostolates and will serve as liaison with media outlets in and outside the Diocese. He is expected to serve as spokesperson for the Bishop and the Diocese in many varied contacts with media representatives. Bishop Cronin noted that Father Byington will serve in his riew position on a full-time basis. Father Byington will reside at Saint Patrick's Rectory in. Fall River. The Diocesan Office of Communications wiU be located at the Diocesan cemplex on Highland Avenue. Bishop Cronin paid ~pecial tribute to Monsignor Daniel F. Sl1alloo and Father John P. Driscoll who have been associated with. The Anchor since its incepHon eighteen years ago. "We are' profoundly grateful to Monsignor Sha1100 and his collab-

ish. Father Driscoll is intimately associated with the direction of Holy Family High School in New Bedford, the venerable parochial school at St. Lawrence Parish. "Monsignor Shalloo kept advising me that it was time for 'new blood,'" the Bishop stated, "and I supp,ose that he meant that a younger man might come to The Anchor. Certainly, no-one could be more vigorous than he and Father Driscoll continue to be." The possibility has now come, Bishop Cronin commented, of allowing a priest to engage in Turn to Page Three


orator, Father Driscoll," the Bishop said, noting the devotion and competence with which 'the two priests, heavi!y burdened with administrative and parochial responsibilities, had otought to .the editorial offices of The Anchor. "Monsignor Sha1100 has been warning me for some time now," the Bishop explained, "that he and Father Driscoll were finding it increasingly diffkult to maintain the high standards of The Anchor and tend to the pastoral care of souls in their respective parishes." Monsignor 8halloo is Pastor of Holy .Name Parish in the See City and Father Driscoll is Pastor of Saint Lawrence Par路 ish ,in New Bedford; both are large parishes with many pastora'! endeavors. Monsignor Shal100 is a frequent visitor to Truesdale Hospital where Sacramental care of patients is the responsibility of Holy Name Par-

Religious Ed Sets Theme Faith Alive Representatives from the two New England Archdioceses and the nine dioceses will gather in Hartford the weekend of August 23-24 for the Twenty-Eighth New England Congress of Religious Education centering on the theme, Faith Alive. Religious educators-lay men and women, priests, Sisters amI Brathers~parents and interested Catholks and Christians - will gather to attend talks and seminars and to exchange programs and views on such topics as spirituality, preparing young people for religious maturity, position of minorities, bicentennial topics the Nat'ional Catholic Directory, prayer, sacraments, the retarded. Wide-ranging discussions on the Turn to Page Four


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Foresees La rger Role for B路lacks In Church HOUSTON (NC) - A black priest said here he believes the age of the black man in the Catholic Church has dawned. The priest. Josephite Father Carl A. Fisher, 29, first black director of vooations of the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephite Fathers and Brothers), said his appointment a year ago and the recent election of another black priest, Father Elbert F. Harris, as consultor general of the Josephites were "signs of the times" and added: "Finally blacks will have a voice in the Catholic Church in a conSitructive way."


OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENTS Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, as administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Fall River, while remaining as Diocesan Director of Education, effective Wednesday, September 17, 1975. Rev. John C. Martins, as administrator of St. Peter Parish, Provincetown, effective Wednesday, August 27, 1975.

Father Fisher cited the alltime high admission of eight black seminarians into the Josephites' seminary in September as another reason for his view that a new day for blacks in the Church has arrived.

Rev. John P. Cronin, -as assistant pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Taunton, effective Wednesday, September 3, 1975. Rev. George E. Harrison, as assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Seekonk, effective Wednesday, September 3, 1975. Rev. Jay T. Maddock, as assistant pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Taunton, effective Wednesday, August 20, 1975. Rev. Arnold R. Medeiros, as assistant Rastor of St. Anthony Parish, Taunton, effective, Wednesday, August 27, 1975. . Rev. John A. Perry, as assistant pastor of St. Mary Parish, New.Bedford, and Campus Ministry at Southeastern Massachusetts University, effective Wednesday, September 17, 1975. Rev. Timothy J. Place, as assistant pastor of St. George Parish, Westport, effective Wednesday, August 20, 1975. APPOINTMENTS Rev. Edward J. Byington, as Diocesan Director of Communications and Edi~or of The Anchor, with residence at St. Patrick Parish, Fall River, effective Wednesday, August 27, 1975. Rev. Thomas C. Lopes, as Chaplain to the Juvenile Court of New Bedford, effective Monday, September 1, 1975. Rev. Raymond A. Robillard, as Chaplain to the Juvenile Court of Taunton, 路effective Monday, September I, 1975.' Rev.. Richard A. Shean, as Chaplain to the Juvenile Court of Attleboro, effective Monday, September 1, 1975.

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Funeral Rites for Fr. Szpara Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.n. was principal' celebrant at a concelebrated Mass offered on Tuesday night, Aug. 5 in Holy Rosary Church, Taunton for the repose of the soul of Rev. Callistus Szpara, O.F.M. Conv. who died on Sunday, Aug. 3, in Braintree. Father Szpara served as pastor at the Taunton parish from . 1930 to 1943, and then again from 1960 to 1969. Upon com, pletion of his term as pastor, he remained in residence at the Holy Rosary ,Friary until his death. Father CalIistus celebrated his golden jubilee 'in the priesthood in 1973. On Wednesday morning, Aug. 6 in the Holy Rosary Church, Very Rev. Edmund Szmkiewicz of Baltimore, provincial of the Franciscan Fathers Minor Conventual, was the principal celebrant of a Mass offered for the departed Father CalIistus.

Rev. Felcian Plichta, O.F.M. Conv., pastor of Holy Cross Church, Fall R路iver delivered the homily at the Mass on Tuesday night. Rev. Anthony Konieczny, O:F.M. Conv. of Corpus Christi Church, Buffalo, N:Y. delivered the homily at the Mass offered on Wednesday morning.

Encouraging Signs "All of the prospective seminar.ians are COllege-trained," Father Fisher said in an interRISING DAWN: The Assumption altar in the National view. "One is an assistant disattorney, one is a speech Shnne of the Immaculate Conception features this mosaic , trict pa,thologist, two are accountants, designed by John de Rosen and executed by Peter Recker. one is a teacher ... These are "Who is she coming forth as the rising dawn?" is taken from encouraging signs and more and Canticle of Canticles 6:9. The National Shrine, in Washing- more black Religious in the ton, D.C., has become a focal point for Holy Year visits, with CathoIic Church are being ac18 diocesan pilgrimages either complete or planned for Fall, cepted." "The priesthood is not a life and thousands of persons making the trip privately. On the for the weak," the voluble, feast of the Assumption, August 15, Archbishop Jean Jadot, vivadous Josephite went on. apostolic delegate in the United States, will celebrate noon 路~It's a life for the strong-willed. Mass at the Shrine. NC Photo As blacks we've had all the experiences of economical deprivation, educational deprivation, housing deprivation and cultural deprivation. Therefore, the ROME (Nq - News reports bound to observe just laws but pr,iesthood is a natural vocation:' reaching Rome say Father Zivko "should not conform" to unjust Kustic, editor of the Yugoslav ones. He pointed out that only a few Catholic weekly Glas Koncila In February, 1973, a contribu- black men have lefit t~e priest(Voice of the Council), has been tor to tbe paper, Miss SmiljanC). hood during the troubled. decade sentenced to five months in Rendic, was sentenced to a year in the Church after the closing prison by the Supreme Court of in prison for unknown reasons. of the Second Vatican Council. Croatia, a province of Yugosla- In April, 1973, an issue of the Now there are 169 black priests via. paper was confiscated because of in the United States, 15 of them Father Kustic, a BY,f:antine-rite articles dealing with the situa- Josephites. Catholic priest and father of sev- tion of the Catholic Church in "We've had no vocational eral .children, was accused in communist countries. crisis among black priests," 1973 of "agitating against the Father Fisher said. "We realize state," but he was found innothat as black~Religious we can Necrology cent in May, 1973, by a local open many doors for ser,vices AUG. 22 court in Zagreb, Croatian capital. Rev. Msgr. Manuel J. Teixeira, and aids to the black commuThe higher court conviction, 1962, Pastor, St. Anthony, Taun- nity:' overturning the local court's rul- ton The reason there were so few ing, reportedly caused surprise in Rev. William R. Jordan, 1972, bl'ack men who entered ReIiYugoslavia because no one ex- Pastor, St. Louis, Fall River gious life in the past, he said, pected the priest's imprisonment was that "young black people AUG. 23 after tbe lower court decision. Rev. Thomas Clinton, 1895, had a difficult time identifying Glas Koncila is the Zagreb Pastor, St. Peter, Sandwich with the Catholic Church." archdiocesan weekly and the . AUG. 24 largest Catholic paper in YugoRev. Peter J.B. Bedard, 1884, , slavia. The charges had been brought Founder, Notre Dame, Fall River Funeral Home AUG. 25 against Father Kustic because of Rev. Joseph F. Hanna, 1974, 571 Second Street two articles he wrote, one deploring the lack of priests in Founder, Holy Cross, South Fall River, Mass. Yugoslavia's .Banat district and Easton 679-6072 AUG. 27 the other describing the life of a . MICHAEL J. McMAHON Rev. Msgr. Francisco C. Betthird-century Christian martyr, Registered Embalmer tencourt, 1960, Pastor, Santo Polion. In the article about Polion licensed Funeral Director he wrote that Christians are Christo, Fall River

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Fr. Byington Continued from Page One the communications apostolate on a full-time basis. Though Father Byington will reside at Saint Patrick's Rectory in Fall River, he will be able to devote his complete attention and energy to his new responsibilities. "We have long recognized," Bishop Cronin said, "that communications are a vital component of the apostolic mission of the Church in contemporary society. Our hope and expectation is that our new Office of Communications will be a step in the right direction in responding to a definite need. Certainly, I have every confidence that Father Byington, blessed as he is with natural talent and. virtue, will make a definite contribution to the work of the Church and the Diocese in his new position." Bishop Cronin; who has for three years now served as an elected member of the Communications Committee of the United States Catholic Conference, noted that the Decree of Vatican Council II on Social Communications has challenged bishops to utilize instru. ments of social communications in promoting the apostolic endeavors of the Church. He spoke of the establishment of the Diocesan Communications Office and the appointment of Father Byington as its first director as measures inspired by the Council's challenge, designed to enhance the capacity of the Diocese to carryon its mission in the postConciliar Church. Father Byington, the son of Mrs. Ethel McCoomb Byington and the late Maurice F. Byington, was born on March 20, 1939 in Fall kiver. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River and Boston College, he entered the armed services in 1960 and served in the Counter-Intelligence Corps and was released from active service in 1965 with the rank of captain. For one year, the new ed,itor of The Anchor served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and in 1966 entered the business world. In 1967, he entered St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore. Ordained on August 15, 1970 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River by Bishop Connolly, Father Byington was appointed assistant pastor at St. John the Evangelist Church, Attleboro and served as assistant to the moderator of the Attleboro Area CYO. On Feb. 4, 1971, he was 'named a member of the Diocesan 'Commission for Divine Worship. On June I, 1972, he assumed his present assignment as assistant at Sacred Heart Parish, Taunton.

New Editor NEW YORK (NC) - Father Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits, has' named Jesuit Father Donald R. Oampion, 53, editor-in-<:hief of America magazine since June 1968, as director of information and press activities at the Jesuit generalte in Rome, it was announced here. At the same time Jesuit Father Joseph A. O'Hare, associate editor of America since June 1972, was named to succeed Father Campion as"' editor-inchief of the weekly magazine and president of America Press, Inc.

Monsignor de Mello Commemorates Dual Anniversaries on Successive Days Commemorating his 67th anniversary as a priest and 97th birthday on two successive days constitutes an experience unique in the life of any man. But for Msgr. E.S. de Mello, retired pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taunton the two day~ will be commemorated i'n a manner typical of Monsignor Mello's entire life - in a prayerful and tranquil atmosphere. His daily Mass at hie; table altar will highlight both oJaysfor the retired monsignor lives a life permeated with thanksgiving to Almighty God for his blessings as a priest and longevity in life. Although retired and 97, no one should presume that the beloved Taunton prelate is inactive. Daily Mass in his study followed by the recitation of the Divine Office and the Rosary

Ordained on Aug. 15, 1908 by the late Bishop Feehan, he served as assistant at Mt. Carmel Church, New Bedford and the Holy Family Church, Taunton. On Oct. 31, 1913, he was appointed the first pastor of St. Joseph's in No. D!ghton. He was named pastor of S·t. Elizabeth's, Fall River three years later and remained there until his assignment ,in November 1933 to Our Lady of Lourdes, Taunton.

are life-long habits that have made Monsignor de Mello the tranquil man he is.


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Diocesan Woman Aids in Planning NCCW Parley

Mrs. Michael J. McMahon of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, Fall River, director of the Boston Province of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), was among members of the executive board of that organization who met this month in Bethesda, Md. to finalize plans for the 37th NCCW convention, to be held in Portland, Ore. Nov. 7 through 11. Theme for the meeting will be Pope John XXIII named him a "Spirited Women." Domestic Prelate with the title Also at the meeting, Commuof Right Reverend Monsignor on 'nity Affairs and Family Affairs Oct. 31, 1961. Commission chairmen of NCCW On March, 1967 Monsignor de presented statements for board Mello retired and became pastor approval, reflecting some of the emeritus but continues to reside high priority interests of the in Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory NCCW. with Rev. Manuel M. Resendes, Unanimously approved were present pastor, and Rev. Steven declarations deploring violence MONSIGNOR de MELLO Furtado, assistant pastor. and obscenity depicted in public media and pledging "continuing efforts to develop better understanding and awareness of natural family planning methods." Members also discussed the The cost of the material was parish church, St. Dominic's, in possibility of holding the NCCW Northfield and appealed for aid, prohibiNve, and so she decided Verona knew she must do some- to write to New York City gar- 1976 general assembly in Philathing to help. Together with ment and textile manufacturers, delphia concurrently with the friends and fellow members of .. explaining her purpose in asking Eucharistic Congress to be held the parish, Verona bought some for material and enclosing $5 in that city next August. material and started sewing ses- requesting them to send her all 'sions making clothes for the' the remnants of material they Celebrate Mass ,missions. could spare for that amount. Within a few days she had re- For Emigrant Poles ROME (NC)-Auxiliary Bishceived all her money back and Cal. Bishop Heads was flooded with boxes of mate- op Alfred Abroamowicz of Chiria). There was no way her cago presided at a concelebrated Farm Labor Board church group alone could handle Mass for 1,500 Polish emigrants SACRAMENTO -'(NC)---'Auxiliary Bishop Roger M. Mahony all of it. Without hesitation Ver- in the Basilica of St. Mary Maof -Fresno has been appointed ona approached other Northfield jor here recently. The emigrant Poles had come chairman of the Farm Labor women's church groups and inBoard which will administer the vited them to join in the project. to Rome on a special Holy Year recently enacted California Agri"It was the most marvelous pilgrimage from the United culture Labor Relations Act. ecumenism you'll ever know. States, Canada, Austria, France, Bishop Mahony is the only Nobody argues theology. It's Scotland, West Germany, EnU. S. bis'hop to hold a full-time just a good feeling working to- gland and Switzerland. federal or state government job. gether," the mother of four said. The concelebrants included From that modest start, Oper- Bishop Henryk Roman GuibinoGov. Edmund G. Brown,' Jr. announced the composition of ation HOPE has snowballed wicz, apostolic administrator of the board July 26 and said Bish- across the country. Now thou- Vilna, U.S.S.R., who delivered op Mahony's term would be for sands do the work just a handful the homily, and some 60 Polish two years. did a few years ago. priests.

Minnesota Woman Wages Poverty War NORTHF!(EJLD (NC)-Verona Devney wouldn',t have made it through West Point, and her volunteer "army" isn't exactly what you would call spit and .poHsh, but together this gentle, graying Minnesota farm woman and her horde of dedicated volunteers are waging a mgst impressive war against poverty, a war they're winning hands down, one they have been winning from the moment they started. There is no chain of command in Verona's "army." It has no formal organization-no bylaws, ,no officers, no ,dues. In short, it is a model of how not to do ,something - a model that for some reason works superbly. Operation HOPE (Help Other People Everywhere), which began back in 1965 in response to a Southern missionary's appeal for help, is a loosely knit, nationwide network of people helping their less fortunate neighbors. Us purpose is to take surplus and donated goods which would otherwise be dicsarded, make them into useful items and distribute them to the needy. The secret of Operation .HOPE's success~a secret Verona would love to share with the whole world - ,is that everyone connected with it, whether they are on the giving end or the receiving end, is rewarded. Verona said, "Every day I become more than ever conV'inced that the real value of Operation HOPE doesn't lie in what it does for those who receive for those who give. It gets them involved in the world and material help. It's what it 'does the human race, puts a glow in their hearts and minds and lives, and keeps it there." Verona, who is a 'native of St. Paul, admits that her desire to aid the poor is almost an obsession. God has been good to me all my life," she said. "I've always had the feeling that I've got it too good. It's a tremendous responsibility to have too much. If God has given me one grace, it is the realization that you have to help other people." And so, when a 50uthern Catholic missionary came to her


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Faith Alive Continued from Page One present state and future plans for religious education in its myriad aspects will take place. Dr. Peter John Giammalvo, Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Nashville,' and a native of New Bedford, will he one of the featured speakers on "Effective Leadership in Parish Religious Education." A graduate of Bishop Stang High School and Holy Cross College, Dr. Giammalvo studied at Vanderbilt University and the George Peabody College for Teachers. His session will provide some basic leadership skills for per· sons involved in organizing and teaching in parish religious ed· ucation programs. It will address itself especially to the needs of volunteers who teach in parish programs as well as those of the director or coordinator. Dr. Giammalvo is a former parish religious education director and so is eminently qualified to give a practical approach to parish religious education.

Crises in Two Lands According to an article in The New York Times, a welleducated Indian woman in New Delhi lamented the censorship of the once-lively Indian press: " 'Are we1never to find out any more about the things that are happening- in our own country? Are we to be dictated 'to, like peasants in China or Russia?' Then, sadly, she answered her own question: 'It's already happened, I guess, and the surprising thing is that it was done so easily.''' The tragedy of India's fall from democracy is that it is being accomplished so easily'. And Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has brought this about in the classic way: through control of the army and police, arrest the few outspoken opposition members in the political and academic worlds and then clamp a strict censorship on the press. And that is all there is to it. Fearful of much the same specter of a dictatorship of the left, the people of Portugal are putting pressure on the small communist-oriented minority presently in control of the government. A main bone of contention is a Catholic television station that has been seized, with government knowledge and approval, by a handful of Reds. Demonstrations over this last weekend were mounted to insist on the return of this vital means' of communication to its rightful owners. . The people and especially Catholic Church leaders in Portugal see clearly what maneuvering is going on. Once a government can control the army - and. this is a serious question still being worked out in Portugal - and once a government controls the media of' communications, the peopJe have little opportunity to know what is going on .and to do anything about it. The tragedy in India seems beyond recall; the crisis in Portugal is still being played out and it is to be hoped that it will come to a happy conclusion with the will of the majortiy of the Portuguese people able to assert itself.

A Matter of Conviction The President's wife fell into a trap during her television interview in which she indicated that she would not be surprised if her unmarried daughter disclosed she was having an "affair." Mrs. Ford was led down the road to the statement and either she does not have convictions on the matter or wanted to appear to be a "modern mother" or was trying to be so polite and agreeable that she allowed her own values to be submerged. Be that as .it may, she presented the sad sight of a person who just does not or can not stand up and be counted. It is such a relief when one sees - on certain rare occasions - someone on television who states a position of values. This can be done without "kookiness" and with firm politeness. And when it is done in this fashion it invariably is met with respect even if not with agreement. But people are looking for someone who has a position and who is not afraid to· state it with clarity, with firmness, and with unemotional determination. All too often a person with positive values is intimidated into silence or fuzziness, is inflamed into emotional rhetoric that takes the spotlight from his position to him and makes him appear to be less than sane, is unsettled by scorn Of the charge that he is not "with it." It is unfortunate that Mrs. Ford said what she did. It is sad if this is what she believes. It is even sadder if she was talked into the statement or made it against her inner views.

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.Urban Ills For the past two weeks the small town of Little Compton, R.I. h2!S been celebrating its tricentenary as a community. For those who were able to attend any of the wonderful celebrations of this event one could not but marvel and admire the sense of community and unity that puzzle out of what was once tightly formed neighborhoods. was evident among the Families that once shared and depeople of this town. A sense pended upon one another have of co-operation and belonging was more than evident as the townsfolk enthusiastically shared in their community anniversary. For many outsiders and visitors it was a fleeting glance of what life might be among a community orientated people and for others a scene that has too quickly vanished from the pages of Amerkan life in this age of community upheaval. The people of this land are swiftly losing their sense of belonging, their spirit of community, their civic pride. In striving for a progress material orientated, too many cities and towns have destroyed the very essence of community. In the upheaval of. wqat is supposed to be urban and civic renewal, millions of citizens have been forced to roam the land like so many displaced persons. Rib· bons of concrete termed superhighways have made a jigsaw

been shattered and divided like so many bricks by the wreckers bulldozer. Not only have familiar landmarks been destroyed but also patterns of living and life. As a result urban unrest together with urban neglect have made the city streets a highway for crime. The decaying cities of the land are now proving to be a challenge to human adaptability. Ethnic and racial tensions are fragmenting neighborhoods as well as disrupting the development and maintenance of stable communities within our cities. In turn those who can flee these urban tensions are placing burdens and problems upon the backs of suburban areas ill prepared to meet the sudden influx of desperate city dwellers. Only the poor are left behind in the man made canyons to battle each other.

Rootless People The wonder boys and whiz kids of urban planning have placed so much emphasis on buildings and highways that they have forgotten the· most impor. tant element that builds community, namely, people. They might have brought to man the skyscraper and the shopping center but they have left him a rootless wanderer. We are fast becoming a society that is learning to be rootless. This rootlessness clearly is asso-

ciated with a decline in companionship, a decline in meaningful group activities, a decline in mutual trust and respect and a decline in basic community psychological needs. It is encouraging a shallow· ness in basic and necessary personal relationships and a total indifference to community problems. For many people it is producing a loss in one's sense of personal well being-leading to a sense of powerlessness and en-

CASTELGANDOLFO (NC) Pope Paul VI praised a group of young Holy Year pilgrims who· had walked 250 miles from the north 'Italian town of La Spezia to Rome, taking turns carrying a cross, when he spoke to thousands during his Sunday Angelus talk here Aug. 10. Referring to a photo in the Vatican daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Paul said: "Today we see in our newspaper the story and the picture of a pilgrimage of young people, taking turns carrying a large heavy cross, coming on foot by long and wearisome stages, resting wherever possible, over'the 400 kilometers which lead from La Spezia to Rome, the city central to our religion." Pope Paul asked: "Is this a sign of the new generation? Do these young people become the avant-garde of hope and daring for us and for am"

Refuge of Incompetent "No unsolved proble~ in medicine or surgery is solved by killing the patient. To kill the sick man is the refuge of the lazy, the incompetent, the unscrupulOUS, who meet the' problems by asserting no problem exists." -Blakely couraging a life style of hedon· ism. If" we are to truly' renew and restore our cities and towns we must once mOre get down to basics and begin to realize that man is ~ social animal. He needs as fundamental to his total well being not the material junk that machines produce but rather a sense of community and a sense of continuity. As we begin <to celebrate the bicentennial of this land, we must also begin to rediscover ways to restore the natural human community. We must sincerely seek out ways and patterns of living that will permit us to enjoy some sense of continuo ity in our lives, so that all of us can really feel that we have a place in the ongoing stream of life.

THE ANCHORThurs., Aug. 14, 1975

Cardinal Scores Busing Violence I n Boston Area BOSTON (NC) - "The actual physical violence we witnessed this past year in Boston is wrong -50 wrong," said Cardinal Humberto Medeiros of Boston. "It is a rejection of our vocation to strive to reconcile all men with one another in Christ." In a statement issued by the cardinal on busing-related violence, he said that it is his hope to penetrate "the consciences of many who call themselves 'Chri5tians' but who casually tolerate - and sometimes even encourage - physical violence toward other racial and ethnic groups." "Violence also raises its ugly head in such spiteful phrases as 'nigger', 'whitie', 'spic', and othp-r ob5cenities which blaspheme the dignity of God's image in man. All too often this past year, their use polluted the atmosphere of our city, also the facile' application of the term 'racist' did little to stem the city's escalation of emotions. Frequently, legitimate concerns and perspect ives were dismis5ed and sp'irits slashed by the cruel employment of this word. My brothers and sisters, dialogue and con3tructive cooperation demand courtesy toward and respect for all men and everyma:1." Personal Penan~c The cardinal went on to say' that the busing concern is the concern of everyone in the archdiocese, not just those who live in Boston. "I do not wish to confine this message .to >its inhabitants alone," he said, "The suffering of the Christian community in Boston, the anguish, frustration and fear of black, white, red, yellow and brown is the concem of everyone in the archdiocese. As Christians, we must never forget that we arc called to 'bear one another's burdens' (Gal. 6,2)."

He added "each of the faithful to undertake some personal penance for the next two weeks that the goals of peace, justice and freedom for all might become a reality in our city."

Charges Supreme Court Heartless MILWAUKEE (NC) - A majority of the U. S. Supreme Court seems determined to strike down all laws that aid children in Catholic schools, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has charged. In its July newsletter, the Catholic League condemned the decision in the Meek vs. Pittinger case in which the U. S. Supreme Court rejected major provisions of a Pennsylvania .auxiliary services law. The law provided state aid to nonpublic schools in the form of counseling speech and hearing therapy, and related services. The League termed the decision "heartless" because it deprived "the poorest of children of hearing and visual tests, of remedial and correctional services," and further deprived "disadvantaged children of educational, physical, and psychological heJp they need to cope with congenital problems because, the court said, these children are in Catholic schools."


Shrin·e to HOllor Msgr. Flanagan BOYS TOWN (NC)-A shrine will be built in Boys Town's Dowd Memorial chapel in remembrance of Msgr. Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town. Father Robert P. Hupp, director of Boys Town, said that the crypt now holding Father Flanagan's remains will be moved from the baptistry on the east side of the chapel to the planned shrine, which will be built on the west side.

LEARNING DIFFICULTIES PRACTICUM: Seated: Susan Soares of Fall River, Mary Scott of New Bedford and Jean Pappas receiving directions in the course from director, Mrs. Peter Healy, standing.

Educator Notes Parochial School Children Entitled to Chapter 766 Benefits By PAT McGOWAN Kids wanting to go to summer school? Shedding tears when a_ four-week session ended? Teachers so involved that they took "their" youngsters on weekend excursions? It all happened this summer at the Fall River Middle School, where Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU) sponsored a six-week Learning Disahilities Practicum for 20 teachers from area school systems, designed. to help them identify and cope with children's Jearning problems. As well as the adults, 20 learning-disabled children, ages 8 to 13, were involved in the program, attending classes for four of the six weeks and enjoying a one-to-one relationship with the adults learning t,ow to help them. "It was really touching on the chHdren's last day," said Mrs. Peter Healey, director of the program and a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Fall River. "We had a little party and it was like the last day of regular school, with all the farewells. Some of the adult students hadn't realized how attach~:i they had become to the children." Mrs. Healey, director of education for perceptually handicapped pupils in the Fall River school system, headed a team of expert teachers giving the summer course. They included Sister Ann Boland, SUSC, principal of) the innovative Holy Union Primary School in Fall River, who taught mathematics methods; Mrs. Eleanor McCarthy, New Bedford, a specialist in physical exercises designed to teach children gross and fine motor control; and Mrs. Janice Maynard, Fall River, who instructed participants in special methods of teaching reading, writing and spelling. Mrs Healey said that the children who were enrolled in the summer program are all receiving ongoing training through her department, but that the extra attention they received this summer was a definite plus for them. "You can't measure the things that happen when two people are together in such a relationship over a considerable period of time," she said.

She noted that the course participants as well as learning specific teaching skills, were instructed in the process of making core evaluations of leamingdisabled children. Core evaluations are a series of tests and interviews with a child, hi5 parents and other involved individuals, designed to pinpoint learning problems and produce an ·individual "prescription" for dealing with them. For Parochial Pupils Such evaluations and subsequent teaching aids are mandated by Chapter 766 state legislation, she said, and she stressed that they are available to parochial and other private school youngsters as well as to public school pupils. If a parochial school ,is unable to supply a service needed by a particular chi'ld, she explained, he or she may receive it under publk school auspices, usually by going to a nearhy school or special center for a part of the regular school' day or week. Help could include audiovisu:l1 aids for children with hear-ing or vision difficulties, special school settings for pupils with emotional or family problems, or special teaching methods for children unable to learn basic skills under normal classroom conditions. Such methods were emphasized at this summer's program. Mrs. Healey. said the Middle School, a new building, offered an idea'l setting. "It was easy to get down on the carpeted floors to do exercises with the children, we had a'ir conditioning, a quiet location-what more could you want?" What sort of chil4 can benefit from the special techniques taught this summer - what should parents and teachers look for in determining whether or not a child is learning disabled? "If a child is not keeping up in school or is not up to his peers in any other section of his life, we should ask why not," said Mrs. Healey. She noted that very often only a slight adjustment in a child's normal school life is necessary to help him achieve greater potential. "Simple things like giving him a lighter work load, providing a study spot with no distractions,

us-ing a slightly different approach in teaching reading or arithmetic - for some children this is aU that's needed," she said. Commenting that there were 16 boys to four girls in the summer program, which ends tomorrow for adults and closed last week for the children, Mrs Healey said that no one really knows why more boys than girls seem to be learning disabled. "J say 'seem,' " she commented, "It may be that girls are better at covering up any problems they may have!" But teachers, aded by programs such 'as Mrs. Healey direGted, are getting better at uncovering such problems and helping the children who possess them.

Father Hupp said that the ·construction of the shrine will enable more people to view the founder's tomb ·and further enhance the memory of the man who made Boys Town possible. "The shrine will allow our many friends who visit the home each year to file by the tomb and pause to offer a prayer if they wish. The present location is very small and very difficult for visitors to see the tomb. We have thousands of friends tour the oampus each year. and every one of them asks to see Father Flanagan's burial place. "It will be a most appropriate shrine and is now being designed. There is no timetable for the project but we would hope to start as soon as possible.

"I feel this project will be one more way to demonstrate our love and gratitude to Father Flanagan whose vision and concern for yoU'th created Boys Town some 58 years ago. This beautiful shrine, located in the chapel he ·Ioved so much, seems a most fitting tribute to his spiritual and humanitarian efforts for homeless and troubled youth."

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Summler Camp's GreatEspecially for p1arents I have never seen my friend, Mom Stoutheart, get upset. She stays calm under situations that would send the rest of us off to an asylum. I think her two boys, Patrick and Michael, might deserve the credit for it. If you had to spend ' more than 20 minutes with "?h? ~o~'re not . inviting. those two, you'd either learn . rt urball b'l'ty ... or you 'd You re 'lnslstmg. To dig out a Impe ravine? kill them. So I was delighted "The ravine was fine till they the other morning when she invited me over for coffee, and mentioned that Patrick and Michael were at Boy Scout camp.

By MARY CARSON It was a chance for me to visit with her without instant insanity. She was just explaining how, in spite of being such terrors, the two of them had earned enough money to pay for camp themselves. The Scout troop had bad a candy' sale, the troop's share" going into a camp fund for each boy. As she was explaining, she offered me a piece of candy. There were 17 more boxes on the shelf. They earned the rest of their funds mowing lawns and doing odd jobs around the neighborhood. "I haven't had a complaint in two days," she continued. "I guess I've heard the last of it. I do hope that Mrs. Pickey's hedge grows again. She really shouldn't have told them she wanted it pruned close. Phone Rang "I hope they're okay. It's ten days, and I haven't heard. I even gave them post cards all filled out. All they had to do was check of how they were, and how they liked camp." With that, the phone rang. "Hello: Patrick? "We must have a bad connection. I can hardly· hear you. "It's hard to talk through the bandages on your mouth? Are you doing the requirements for the First-aid ba.dge? "Oh, Michael was doing that, and four guys can't get the adhesive tape off their mouths? "You were doing Edible Wildlife? And poison ivy isn't edible. "You got a perfect score? That's nice. For what? "You found poison oak and poison sumac, as well as the poison ivy. "Why haven't you sent home the postcards? "What do you mean you haven't found your footlocker? "The Scoutmaster wants to talk to me about that? Yes, Mr. Stoughton, how are you? "Mr. Stoughton, stop gritting your teeth. "You want to invite Patrick and Michael to stay another two weeks? How nice of you!

came to camp? "They started digging at the base and caused a landslide? "And their footlocker is buried under the landslide.... and their tent. . . . and three other boys' tents. . . . and your tent, Mr.' Stoughton? "Yes, I can see that would cause some inconvenience. "But Mr. Stoughton, why were they digging there in the first place? "They were looking for Indian artifacts . . . for the Archeology badge? "Why didn't you warn them of the danger? "You were one of the 'four guys' that Michael taped up' for the First-aid badge? "The Archeology badge doesn't consider digging out those footlockers as finding a lost civilization? . "All civilization has been lost since Patrick and Michael came to camp? "Yes, I can understand that. "Yes, Mr. Stoughton. I'll tell them. Yes, ,I'll make it very clear .Put Patrick back on the phone. "Patrick . . . now listen very carefully. I want you two boys to dig fast. ... Find Mr. Stoughton's footlocker first. Do you hear me? FIRST! . Wby is it so important? Because if he doen't have it before the day is over he's going to burn you two at the stake tonight . . . during the ,Indian campfire!" As she hung up the phone, she was beaming. . . . "Two . more ... ~hole ... weeks!"

Advocate of Unborn Lobby Congress WASHINGTON (NC)-An ecumenical group of more than 200 persons from six Eastern states spent July 30 here lobbying Congressmen to act on a constitutional amendment to protect the unborn. . A spokesman for the group, John' Mawn of Ronkonkoma, N. Y., president of Families for Life, area organization, said the group was seeking "to find out from Congress why they have failed to act" on the appeal made by more than 25,000 persons last Jan. 22 at a March for Life rally here. The rally called for a constitutional amendment to reverse the effects of the U. ·S. Supreme Court decisions on abortion. The decision in 1973 struck down most state restrictions on abortion. The constitutional amendments subcommittee of the Senate, chaired by Sen. Birch Bayh (DInd.) has completed hearings on constitutional amendments related to that decision and is expected to begin deliberation.s on the amendments this fall.

LIFESAVING BY RADIO: Franciscan Father Heinrich Biedermann adjusts the antenna for his amateur radio operation in Grosskrotzenburg, Germany. The priest, whose call letters are DK3ZB, saved the life of a person in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, who needed a rare medication for the treatment of chronic hepatitis and mushroom poisoning. When he heard a distress call for the medicine, Father Biedermann got help from German police, the Yugoslavia consulate, and a manufacturer, and the drug was flown to the patient in time. NC Photo

B,eaufy in T,he Aged Benedictine Nun Is Sympathetic To Cause of Elderly

PHOENIX (NC)-The Diocese of Phoenix has filed suits in federal court aga'inst four dairies and five bakeries in Arizona, claiming that price fixing has caused the diocese through its rectories and schools to pay higher prices for food than it would if the companies had not conspired to fiix prices at artificial levels. The· diocese seeks triple damages from the dairies and bakeries, which were convicted of price fixing in Arizona. One suit named as defendants Borden, Inc., Carnation Co., Formost-McKesson, Inc. and Shamrock Foods. The four dairies and five of their executives pleaded no contest last fall to criminal charges of fixing milk prices. They were ordered by U. S. District Court Judge Carl A. Muecke to furnish large volumes of milk to several charities, including the' St. Vincent de Paul Charity Dining Room here where more than 6,700,000 free, hot meals have been served to the needy during the past 23 years and where meals are served every day of the week. A second suit named as defendants Holsum Bakery, Inc., Rainbo Baking Co. of Phoenix, Rainbo Baking Co. of Tucson, Ba,ird's Bread Co. and C. J. Pat. terson Co., operator of Serv-Us Bakeries. The five bread com. panies and six of their execubives were fined more than $125,000 in May after pleading no contest to price-fixing charges. The sentencing of the dairy executives has been postponed until Sept. 15 by Judge Muecke. The suits filed requests that the diocese be awarded triple the amount it was damaged by the price fixing. That, amount will be fixed either by a jury or by the court. .

Malnutrition Is Africa's

But she said found that there Medical Problem mLES (NC)-"I've yet to meet NEW YORK (NC) - "If you an old person who can't be re- is a similarity between the eldspected as a human being. Sen- erly and the young-that some- want to know if a child in Africa ior citizens should have top pri- times "they both feel insecure is healthy or not, the best thing ority in our love and respect." and in the way, and must be to do is weigh him," according to Father Carlo Capone, medical That is the judgment of Bene- made to feel important." director for sub-Sahara Africa "Never hesitate to consult the dictine Sister Irene Sebo, who has lived among the elderly 15 residents on problems," she con- for Catholic Relief Services, years. She is the administrator tinued, "There is no substitute overseas aid agency of U. S. for experience, they have a Catholics. of St. Benedict Home here in Father Capone, an Italian Illinois and the recently el.ected wealth of wisdom, acquired through living, through suffering Conlata missionary priest, said president of the National Gerithat the "health-weight relationand through hard work." atrics Society. It's hard to imagine that any ship" is not a complete medical After Jiving wit:. the elderly formula applicable to child care 24 hours a day, Sister Sebo said: problems exist in the tranquil around the world. But he insists atmosphere that prevails at St. "I feel sorry of administrators Bened,ict. The colonial ranch- that it works in Africa in most who don't actually live at their cases because "health and instituNons. They're like work- styJe home is surrounded by growth are the same thing for evergreen tree's, which stand as ing mothers who can't be with the child in Africa." their children all day-they miss a memorial to the residents who "Malnutrition is the single planted them some years ago. so much." In the back, two scarecrows graatest medical problem in "You have to be with the guard a large garden which puts Africa today," Father Capone aged all the time to see the vegetables and melons on the said. "And because- of the seribeauty that shines in their eyes, home's dining tables. ous, lifelong effects it can have to learn the wisdom they've acThe daily needs of the 52 res- on children during the first five quired through a lifetime," she idents, aged 67 to 99, are attend- . years of their existence, CRS said. "I listen to them and I ed to by four Sisters, 17 full- has concentrated heavily on learn what's not in the history time and six part-time workers, combating malnutrition among books-their remembrances of • and a resident chaplain, Father the very young and on teaching places and events." Claude Viktora. A barber, doc- their mothers the importance of Sister Sebo said, however, that tors, a podiatrist and a beauti- nutritious food and hygiene." in the beginning her position at cian are regular visitors to the the home required some adjust- home. ment. A former junior high Sister Sebo advises those school teacher, she was more ac- looking for a good home for the PLUMBING & HEATING, INC; customed to dealing with the aged to visit various institutions. Sales and Service young. for Domestic -...A...~ She is suspicious of families who and Industrial ~l@ "In fact, in those eady days, are ready to make arrangements Oil Burners --=. one of the residents criticized over the phone without even see995-1631 me for treating them like young ing the place, explaining that St. 2283 ACUSHNET AVENUE students, for over explaining Benedict is not a "dumping NEW BEDFORD ground." things," she said.


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Planining of Fall Wardrobe

Nuns Contribute To Defiense Fund

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When I was in hig~school and college the most exciting event of my summer was the arrival of the fall college issues of tile fashion magazines in early August. By that time the charm of summer clothes had waned, pale colors were looking just that-pale-and all my friends were eagerly sleeveless sweaters come with their own matching cardigans looking forward to the new for a costume look that adds up looks for fall. Time changes points in the sweater game. most things and while I'm beyond the stage of getting excited about the college issues of magaznees, I find that my teen~ge


, daughters are now the ones planning school wardrobes with those issues in their laps. Glancing over their shoulders, listening to their comments and browsing through their section of the stores, I can agree that there are some lovely clothes on the fall scene for high schoolers, those who are college bound, and even the ageless woman who loves smart sportswear. Sweaters are everywhere and they are truly lovely. Turtle necks, crew necks, and the classic cardigan are holding their own with really decorative sweaters becoming the conver5ation pieces. Bright Sweaters For those gals who loved the decorative T shirts, it follows that their sweaters should be as bright and young-looking as the tops they have been wearing all summer. Scandinavian designs can be found in many of these attractive knjts, and if someone in your family is a talented knitter, then why not put in a pitch for a hand made one. If you don't succeed, however, don't get discouraged, for many of the readyto-wear versions have the distinctive look of a hand-knit. While the sleeveless sweater may not be as popular ,as it has been, do look for it to add a layered 10Qk to a young wardrobe. Some of the newer versions have a capped sleeve effect that gives them a "this year" lOOK. Other

Anglican Group 'Warns Of TV Influences LONDON (NC) - Greed and materialism can be fostered by much of television's fare, an Anglican Church body said in a memorandum to Ii: government committee set up to consider the future pattern of British broadcasting. The warning came from the 5tanding committee of the Church of England's Gen~ral Synod, in a memorandum of evidence signed by its chairman, Archbishop Donald Coggan of ~nterbury.


"The pervasiveness of advertising in commercial broadcast,ing, with its heavy emphasis on the material world and its appeal to acquisitive iniltinct5" is a matter of "considerable concern" to many church~en. he wrote.

BROOKLYN (NC) - The Sisters' Senate of the Brooklyn diocese contributed the largest amount-almost $3,OOO-of any group in the country to the defense fund for joan L'i We. Miss Little is on trial in Raleigh, N. C., for murder. She is chargea with stabbing her white jailer to death. She has claimed she was fighting off a rape attempt. Sister Mary Camille, vice president of the Sisters' senate, said that a recent letter from Mich· ael' Fidlow, ~xecutive director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, termed the donation of funds raised nationally by 'the senate as "by far the greatest amount forwarded to the center by anw group in the nation."

Knit Coats I mentioned in the column only a few weeks ago that knitted coats will be very important for the older and more sophisticated dresser, but the young set, not to be left out, have their own version of this coat. Its shorter, slightly heavier, but every bit as fashionable. Now that the magazines are here with all the fashion news, Meryl is doing just what I did when I was her age, cleaning her closet, throwing out what 5he doesn't feel she can wear any more, sprucing up what' she does have and making lists of items that shall need to make her "look" for fall '75 the best one possible for the least amount of money.

Prize For Ecumenical' Aefivity Awarded VATICAN CITY (NC)-The honorary president of the World Council of Churches, W. A. Vi&ser 't Hooft, has been awarded the Cardinal Augustin Bea Prize for Ecumenic'al Aotivity in Geneva, Switzerland, Vatican Radio announced. Ca'rdinal Jan Willebrands, president of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Chris-tian Unity, spoke at the presentation ceremony for Visser 't Hooft, who was general secretary of the World Council of Churches from 1938 to 1966. The prize is named after the late Cardinal Bea, first president of -the secretariat which was created by Pope John XXIII. It was initiated by the International Humanum Foundation, which has 'its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland.

Diocese Issues New Marriage Guidelines DAVENPORT (NC)- The Davenport diocese has joined the growing ranks of U. S. Catholic dioceses that have issued guidelines on the preparation of young couples for marriage. The new rules issued here apply to marriages in which one or both persons is under 21. The rules provide for a 90-day waiting period from the time the couple first contacts the parish priest until the time of the wedding. Announced by Bishop Gerald F. O'K.eefe of Davenport; the rules require that during the 90d~y period the couple attend a marriage preparation conference and at least four meetings with the priest who is to officiate at the wedding. The four meetings with the priest are to cover such topics as preparation for the ceremony, the spiritual element of marriage, the Church's teaching on marriage, a reinforcement of topics covered at the preparation conference and planning for the liturgical celebration on the wedding day.


CARDINAL IN JERUSALEM: Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia shoulders a cross in leading the Stations on the Way of Sorrows in the Old City of Jerusalem July 25. The cardinal visited the Holy Land along with a group of pilgrims from Philadelphia. NC Photo

Unu,sual Experim,ent Sisters Live at High-Rise HomeFor the Elderly !DETROIT (NC) - To the residents of Elmwood Park Plaza here, Adrian-Dominican Sisters Marie Carmelita Brown and NOl'ita McDonQugh are special people. The Plaza is a high-rise home for the elderly, and the two nuns, both in their 70's, are fulltime tenants. Their residency is an unusual experiment. Usually, retired sisters go to a retirement house or if necessary to a nursing home. Before Sister Norita came to the Plaza in February of this year, she lived at a home for aged sis-ters in Cincinnati. Sister Irene Marie, provincial superior of the St. Catherine's province of the Adrian-Dominicans, explained how the move came about.


The Elmwood Park complex mixes senior citizens with handicapped people. Of the 202 apartments in the building, 33 are designed specifically for the handicapped. According to James Few, manager of the building, 40 per cent of the residents get a rent supplement from the government. They pay one-quarter of their income, which is mostly Social Security money, as rent. The population is split 50-50 between whites and blacks. Sister Norita s-~id that the sisters' role ,in the building is to witness the' Gospel to the poor, including the poor in spirit. Sister they are gational and sick

Marie Carmelita said fulfilling their "congrerole to visit the lonely as Chl'ist did."

"One of our sisters has been employed for three years by Holtzman and Silverman, the company that builds these highrises," Sister Irene Marie said. The nuns generally have no "One of her jobs has. been to interview people coming in, to set schedule or routine to follow. check what assets they have and - "They can get involved as to see if they are eligible to get much or as little as they want," in. She said the high-rises could Sister Irene Marie said. "No sure use some sisters, as the sis- great expectations are put on ters have much to give. They them. They seem to be very incan listen with an open ear and volved in having a listening ear. administer to needs." But they're not there to be some Placing the two nuns at Elm- big counselor with all the anwood Park Plaza is a pilot proj- swers.'· ect, Sister Irene Marie said. If the project is successful, other The sisters try to learn the Holtzman-Silverman names of all the building's reshigh-rises for the elderly, one in idents. Both are former school Detroit and two in Cleveland, teachers, Sister Marie Carmelita could also get retired sisters as for more than 50 years, and Sisresidents. ter Norita for 48 years.

"Our senate has defined its goal as offering ministry for justice as perceived in the Hght of Gospel values," Sister Camille noted. "Concern for women's rights and the improvement of the p~nal system are part of our on-going interests." Contributions, she said, came from convents and lay people as far away as Alaska and Puerto Rico. Stories des-cribing the financing of Miss Little's defense however, had largely overlooked the funds raised by women Religious, the nun noted.

Protestants Organize Against Abortion WASHINGTON (NC)-A new Protestant group caned the Christ.ian Act'ion Council has been formed to oppose abortion and to stress that human life issues are a concern for all Chris-ti,ans, not only Catholics. The council's acting chairman, the Rev. Harold O.J. Brown, said that the group's two ba'sic tasks will be to: Remind non-Catholic Chl"istians that virtuaHy alI Christians from the beginning have been aga'inst pennissive abortion and for the protection of alll human life; Make clear to lawmakers that abortion and related problems are not merely sectarian or doctrinal iss-ues, but issues of fundamental ,importance to the whole of Western civiliz·ation.

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Deacon's Wife Has Important Role DAYTON (NC) - When her said she isn't' the least bit surhusband was in training for the prised that he does so well at permanent diaconate, Mrs. Elsa handling his responsibilties. Mascorro wondered why she and III was convincGd from the the wives of the other men in very beginning he could do it." the program were repeatedly explained the 37-year-old native asked how they felt about their of Laredo, Tex. husbands' future work as deaThe Mascorros were welcomed cons. with open arms by parishioners Now she knows why. After at St. Helen's and by the pastor, two years as a permanent dea- Msgr. Jame5 Krusling, ac~ording con's wife she realizes that it's to Mrs. Mascorro. The prIests at not ony her husband Susano, the paris~ "have all worked very who has taken on added re5pon-. closely Wlt~ S~sano an? have ensibilities. But Mrs. Mascorro couraged hIm, she said. wouldn't have it any other As a permanent deacon. her way. husband assists at one or two Two-and-a-half years ago the Masses each weekend, regularly Mascorros came to Dayton from distrib~tes communion and is San Antonio Tex. where Susano responsible for preaching the Mascorro w~s a ~ember of the homily and conducting Baptisms pioneer permanent deacon class . every third weekend. of that archdiocese. His new status as a deacon Geo. F: Sheehan has definitely changed things at home, "but the family has not suffered in the least," Mrs. Mascorro said in a recent interview BOX 456 with the Catholic Telegraph, the W~LLFLEET. MASS. 02616T Cincinnati archdiocesan weekly. Sales Service Rent'ls, Welcomed by Parish Off Season 1·617·395·2992 Her husband continues to 1-617-349·2970 Eves. 1·617·341':2190 work full time in logistics command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base here and to be a father to their three daughters while serving as a deacon in St. Helen's parish. Mrs. Mascorro

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This Cape Cod Directory of Churches and Masses Mass Schedule for Summer Season 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 A.M. 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 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Schedule runs June 28 - Labor Day Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:30, 11 :00 A.M. 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 A.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:00-5:00 and 7:00-8:QO P.M.

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




THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur. Aug. 14,1975

OUR L~Y 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 A.M. First Fridays-Ultreya-8:00 P.M. First Friday Masses at .1:00 and 9:00 A.M.

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

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

CHATHAM HOLY REDEEMER Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. Saturday Evening-5:00 P.M. DaiIy-8:00 A.M.

SOUTH CHATHAM OUR LADY OF GRACE Masses: Sunday-8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30. A.M. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M. DaiIy-9:00 AM.

EAST FALMOUTH ST. ANlHONY Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. SlItucdlly Eve.-5:00 &: 7:30 P.M.

Daily-8:00 A.M.

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.

EDGARTOWN ST. ELIZABETH Schedule begins June 14 Masses: Sunday-9:00, 10:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-4:00 • 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 A.M. (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 A.M.· Saturdays 8:00 A.M.

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

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 ancl 7:30 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M. and 12:10 P.M.

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

MARION ST. RITA Masses: ,Sunday-8:30, 10:00, 11:15 A.M. Saturday Eve-5:00 and 6:30 P.M. Daily-8:30 A.M.

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

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

SIASCONSET, MASS.UMON CHAPEL Masses: Sunday-8:45 A.M. July and August

OAK BLUFFS SACRED HEART Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:15, 10:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:15 & 7:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M.

Mass Schedule for Summer Season NORTH EASTHAM CHURCH OF THE VISITATION Masses: Sunday--8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM. Saturday Eve.-5:0Q 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. Daily-7:00 A.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

SANTUIT ST. JUDE'S CHAPEL Masses: Sunday-7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 A.M. Saturday-5:00 P.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:15 - 5:00 P.M.

MASHPEE QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:30 P.M. Confessions: Saturday-4:15 - 5:00 P.M. POCA$CC1'

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 7:00P.M. Daily-7:30 A.M. 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 A.M., 7:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M.' Daily-7:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. (except Saturday) Confessions: Saturday-4:00 - 5:00 P.M. and 6:45 P.M.

SANDWICH CORPUS CHR~TI Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M. and . 12 ~oon Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-9:00 A.M.

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

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 A.M.


Saturday Eve.-5:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 A.M. Out Lady of Perpetual Help Novena-'-Wednesday Morning Mass· at 8:00 A.M.

CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER Schedule begins June 29 Masses: Sunday-7:00 P.M. _

WAREHAM ST. PATRICK Masses: Sunday-7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Saturday Eve.-4:00 and 6:00 P.M. Daily-7:00 A.M. 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: Yz hour before.Masses Schedule for July and August

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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 A.M.' .

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

NORTH TRURO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Masses: Sunday-8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 A.M. 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 A.M. First Friday-Mass and Exposition 11:00 A.M. and Benediction 2:00 P.M. Confessions: Saturday 4:00· and 7:45 P.M.

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

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

WOODS HOLE ST. JOSEPH Schedule from June 21-Sept. 1 Masses: Sunday-8:00, 10:00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-7:00 P.M. Daily-8:00 A.M. (9:00 A.M. Sat. only) Confessions: Yz hour before Sunday Masses



ST. AUGUSTINE Schedule begins June 14 Masses: Sunday-8:00, 10:30 A.M. Saturday Eve.-4:00 and 7:00 P.M. Daily--8:oo A.M. (Mon.-Fri.) Confessions: Saturday-2~30" 3:30. P.M.

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lhat Justice Thurgood Marshall "seems to feel that every private school is a segregation aca. deroy." -, Both justice~ took part in the recent Meek vs. Pittinger case "even though they had missed all the oral argumentation due to sickness." Father O'Neill said. In that case .the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Pennsylvania law that provided state aid in the form of auxiliary services to nonpublic schools.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Schedule from June 2I-Sept. 1 Masses: Sundav-8:00. 9:30. 11:00 A.M. Saturday Eve.-4:15 and 5:30 P.M. Daily-9:00 A.M. Confessions: Yz hour before Sunday Masses





extremist question." claims Father Michael O·Neill. superintendent of education for the Spokane diocese. "Some very serious courtwatchers feel that certain members of the court are clearly tainted by anti _ Catholicism, which has bee'1 called the 'antiSemitism of the intellectual,'" the priest wrote in a column in the Inland Register, Spokane diocesan newspaper. Father O'Neill cited U. S. Supreme Court Justice William O. ••••• + • • • • • •• • ••••••• Douglas as one example, saying BOOKSTORE and that the justice's autobiography put Cardinal Francis Spellman at RESTAURANT the top of his "most despicable MAYO BEACH - KENDRICK AVENUE Americans" list. WElLFLEET. MASS. Tel. 349·3154 In writing one opinion on aid Dine Overlooking Cape Cod Bay to private education, Father COCKTAILS O'Neill said. Justice Douglas Be Sure To Visit Our Famous Bookstore in the Back of the Restaurant I quoted extensively from "an ex- LUNCH - DINNER pert" whom the priest character- I +BREAKFAST • •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • +ized as "some teacher from a . third-rate Bible·belt Protestant college whose book on parochial Fpr schools is matched by his other professional tracts with titles like 'The Rojnsurance service manish Church: the Whore of Babylon.' " at no extra cos.t, Marshall, Too seeFather O'Neill, member of the United States Catholic ConferBryden ence Committee on Education from 1971 to 1974, was presiInllurnnl"AJ .4 gl"Y_ oem or me wasnmgton :state Route 6A., Sandwich 888.2244 Fed era t ion of Independent Established in 1945 Schools. He is author of "How Good Are Catholic Schools?" and "New Schools in a New Church."






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THE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thur. Aug. 14, 1975

Sees Landmark in History Of Religious Dialogue .Commonweal magazine is currently running a series of articles by non-Catholic writers on the general subject, "What I Think About the Roman Catholic Church." The second article in the series (8/1/75) by Leo Pfeffer, a well known constitutional lawyer the State of Israel without being who as the chief legal anti Semitic "even though there spokesman for the American is strong and practically univerJewish Congress during the f>al identification between Jews

controversial 1950s and 1960s, gained the reputation in some circles of being a professional anti-Catholic.

and the State of Israel and Catholics -and the Church." Mr. Pfeffer says that before Vatican II he did not like the Church "because it was monolithic and authoritarian and big and frighteningly powerfu!." He no longer uses that kind of preIy Vatican II language: Time marches on. MSGR. Partial Change iIn the aftermath of Vatican GEORGE G. 11, Pfeffer continues, "I still do HIGGINS not like (the Catholic Church), but I do not like it less than I did' not like it during (the pre. For my own part, 1 never real- Vatican II period), and the reathought of him in those tel1l1s. son is that, while it is still what pn f>everal occasions I dialogued it was before, it is considerablv with him at what used to pass less so, if you can make out for ecumenical meetings in the! what I mean." If I have undergood or bad old days preceding stood him correctly, what he yatican H. While I disagreed, means is that the Church, in his more often than not, witn his opinion, is gradually-in prac;views on Church-stat,e issues tice, if not in theory-redefining and looked upon him as being itself to meet his own notioll of .' rather doctrinaire, I always en- what the Church ought to be: a joyed his company and never locally controlled the impression that I was alist church based on popular dealing .with an anti-~athoUc sovereignty in Pfeffer's own inbigot in the usual sense of the dividualistic understanding of that very fluid term. word. Quite the contr,ary. Even if I were disposed to arDistorted Infonnation gue this point with Mr. PfeUer On the other hand, I got the impression more than once that -and for present purposes, I Mr. Pfeffer's feel for the nuances am not-a newspaper column of Catholic thought and Catholic would hardly be the proper 'practice-and his knowledge of forum in. which to do so. On the what was actually happening in the other hand, with the best of the Church-were less than ad- good will and with due appreciaequate. (I got the, impression tion for his partial change of that he tended to genera!ize too heart with regard to the Cathol,;c freely on the basis of nartial or Church, I cannot help but say ·that his sociological approach to distorted information.) . , tbings Caitholic (whatever one I still have th~t impref>sion may think of his theology) is a , (though to a lesser extent) after bit too careless for a scholar of , reading his Commonweal article. his admitted competence-and a The text is refreshingly frank bit too provinCial as well. and, on the whole, rather irenic. In summary, Mr. Pfeffer argues that one can dislike or disagree Humanitas P'rize with the Catholic Church without being an anti-Catholic bigot Winners Named PACIFIC PALISADES (NC)(I agree), just as one can dislike The writer!! of "Larry" and episodes of "The Law" and "SunBlasts Government's shine" series were named the 1975 winners of the annual HuRefugee Resettlement manitas Prizes for a total of 'SACRAMENTO (NC) .:... The $50,000. Vietnamese refugees are housed .The awards presented by the "in the world's most expensive Human Family Institute under a concentration camps" as a result of the federal government'f> mis- grant from Lilly Endowment, management of the refugee re- "honors writers of prime-time , settlement program, a state wel- television programs that reflect human dignity and treat with fare official charged. sensitivity and compassion every 'Robert Gnizda, deputy secretary of California's state health person's search for fulfillment and welfare agency, estimated and meaning." Arthur Hiller, chairman of the that $300 million of the 405 million appropriated by Congress Awards Committee of the Human for the refugee resettlement pro- Family Educational and Cultural gram has been diverted to· the Institute, announced the winners, military for relocation camp ex- July 17, on the "Today Show:' penses. The $25,000 prize for "the teleIt was reported earlier that play most fully communicating Gnizda had criticized the vol- those values which enrich the hu·unteer agencies, commissioned man nerson," went to David Seltby the government to resettle zer ,for his special "Larry," the the refugees, for skimming off story of a young man who is federal money earmarked for the mistakenly thought to be reo tarded. refugees and their sponsors.


A NEW HABIT: Sister Jane Lawrence of St. Rita's Church, Alexandria, Va., learns the habit of good car care in a free clinic for women sponsored by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Washington, D.C. The course is designed to help female motorists understand how her car works and teaches her to handle minor problems and' gives her background for dealing more knowledgeably with repairmen. NC Photo

Priest Urges Portuguese Continue To D·emonstrate For Freedom VILA NOVA DE FAMALICAO (NC)-The people of this northern Portuguese city, the scene of recent anti-communist violence, were urged to continue to demonstrate for the survival of free- . dom by their pastor. 'Father Joaquim Fernandes, at the funeral of a 19-year-old youth. Luis Carneiro Barroso, killed by troops during an attack on communist hel!dquarters here by citizens, said that the people of Famalicao are imbued with a Christian concept of life and a desire for peace. "We are a profoundly free people. and want to remain so," the priest said in his sermon, .carried .over loudspeakers to an overflow crowd. "We are defending the survival of a Christian society where man is responsible for his acts and is not a machine," Father Fernandes said. He then asked the people to attend an anti-communist rally at the neighboring city of Braga, a Catholic stronghold of about 120,000 inhabitants. Rallies after Sunday Masses there were called in support of the bishops' repeated requests to the ruling armed forces, - that freedom of information be fully., restored in Portugal. Socialist and Catholic newspapers and radio and television broadcasts have been sharply curtailed by the government. At Coimbra, half-way between Lisbon and Braga, some 20,000 Catholics demonstrated for freedom of worship and freedom of information. Chanting slogans and holding religious emblems, the crowds defied threats by local left-wingers that "trouble will follow" if Catholics demonstrated. The threats did not materialize. "A Church united will never

be vanquished," said posters car-

ried by the demonstrators. "Christ, Our Life and Freedom," said others. At FamaHcao crowds wrecked the Communist party headquarters and shops of known communistsafter military authorities delayed delivery of Barroso's body for a full day. The young male nurse and a 34-year-old tractor driver, Laurentino Carvalho, were killed :by troops defending the communist headquarters.

DETROIT (NC) - A General Motors official, answering a group of Church critics, has said that the corporation's management does not believe that tts presence in Chile will either strengthen a repressive government or implies any approval of that country's current government. In a letter to Gen~ral Motors Corporation, seven Catholic and eight Protestant church officials had expressed "deep dismay" at news that GM is bidding to become one of Chile's three major automakers. \ That letter sugge&ted it would be "immoral... and economically unwise" for GM to lend support to the government of Gen. Augusto ~nochet because of lts "numerous violations of human rights and documented cases of torture:' The letter charged that GM "would be giving a national and international legitimation" to a repressive government. The 15 Signers represent churehagencies that hold stock in GM, suggesting that the corpOMtion's -expansion in Chile may ,be made an issue in next year's round of stockholders' meetings. Answering the letter, GM ~ice president Anthony DeLorenzo said: "The first question to be answered corn:erning any investment at home or in a foreign country is whether a satisfactory return can be made on the stockholders" investment." ~neral DeLorenzo said Motors "feels lit has a moral obligation to .the Chileans we employed. If at all possible, we should do our best to have these people continue in productive jobs. "There is a question of whether our disagreements and disapprovals will improve the lot of the people involved if we as a nation withhold diploma,tic recognition, or we as a business withdraw from participation:'





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Albany Priests Fill Out Report Card on Bishop ALBANY (NC)-As part of a long-range planning program for the A·iibany diocese, every parish priest of the 14-county diocese in upstate New Y{)rk was asked to respond to' a 13question "report card on the chancery and the bishop. Father Michael Farano, associate director of pastoral planning for the diocese, said that "some very frank questions" elicited "some very frank answers." In 'an ,interview in Crux, a newsletter for priests .and Religious published here, Father Farano said that criticisms, "positive points, proposals" about the pastoral plan "will all go int{) the planning process for the chancery." Bishop Edwin B. Broderick of Albany spoke of the planning process as a "theological learning process" with "extra dividends." He said that' besides the priests, the process "involves the people directly." He continued:: "It also concerns itself with each participant's concept of the Ohurch. Some have said to me that even if no plans were formUlated, the process itse1f was for them a new insight into the Church. Better Understanding "Because they were able to sit down with some fellow parishioners and talk about goals, plans for their parish and tie them into a program of goals for the diocese, many came to a better understanding of and appreciation for the whole Church." As a result of a pilot program, each of 14 parishes has entered a "covenant of responsibility" with Bishop Broderick. The bishop said that {)nce he receives these covenants "and the planners are able to sit down and go over them al1, we'll have a better idea about the diocese~wide programs." He added: "we'll be able to work more cogently on goals' and objectives for the entire diocese." The planning process involves a determination of mission and roles of a defined group, the formulation of an action plan, the wr.iting of a covenant of accountability and a performance review.

Memorial Dedicated To Second Grader HILLSDALE (NC)-A memorial was dedicated on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church here to a second grader who was slain two years ago whii·le delivering Girl Scout cookies to a neighbor. The slain girl was Joan Angela D'A'iessandro, who was a student in the second grade at St. John's School on April 19, 1973, when she left her home to deliver cookies that had been ordered throught her. The memorial was provided by members of the family, acquaintances and others moved by the young girl's death. .Explaining their' reason for the memor-ial, Mr. and Mrs. Frank D'Alessandro, the dead girl's parents, noted that "We felt that this tragedy had particular religious significance because it took olace on Holy Thursdav."


Bolivian Rulers Oust Missioners

FIRST CARMEL: This sketch shows the first American Carmel, established at Port Tobacco in southern Maryland, in, 1790. Two years later, Elizabeth Carberry, 47, became a Discalced Carmelite nun, Sister Teresa of tbe Heart of Mary, first female Religious to be professed in the United States. NC Photo.

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LA PAZ (NC) Ignoring Church requests for a trial instead of expulsion, the military government of Gen. Hugo Banzer ousted from Bolivia three Spanish women missionaries on charges of aiding an illegal political group. Sisters Ana Marie Ajuria, superior of the Mercedarian Sisters, and Cristina Recorder of the Sacred Heart Congregation were placed aboard an airliner headed for Spain July 22, along with lay helper Ana Lidia Franc. The three had been arrested 10 days earlier at a parish in the highland city of -Oruro during a meeting of leaders of mine and farmw{)rkers of the Bolivian Workers Federation (COB), banned in November during a government crackdown on rebellious miners. In reply to government charges of subversion, the Bolivian bishops and the Confederation of Religious had asked for a trial to clarify their alleged participation in the meeting. Earlier Church sources in Orura said the nuns had been asked to do kitchen and other household duties for the parish of Agua de CastiUa, where the meeting took place. Some 30 campesino leaders were arrested. . The government is also ignoring a July request by the Bolivian bishops for amnest(y for political prisoners in Bolivia as a Holy Year gesture in a predominantly Catholic country. "Such gesture will foster a climate of justice, charity, freedom and respect for the dignity of the human person; and this will be beneficial to the whole society," the Bolivian Bishops', Conference said in their petition.

Monastery Maryland plantation would prove Continued from Page One Acreage for a monastery was Carmelite nun, Sister Teresa of useful in late years, after she had entered a convent attempt- soon found on a secluded green the Heart of Mary. In the United States at that ing to subsist on its own farm hillside near Port Tobacco. Father Neale dona:t~d his entire time there were 25,000 Roman products. ' patrimony to buy it. Several tiny Catholics two~thirds of them in Discalced Carmelites clapboard buildings adjoining a Marylrand. Many traced their anwere hastily cestry to Catholics who had When peace came and with it small chapel come to the New World in 1634 a Constitution assuring religious erected, and the convent was under protection of the first Lord freedom, Catholics of southern dedicated Oct. 15, 1790, the Baltimore. Maryland were prompt to claim feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, Before the Revolution Cath- their reward. Repeatedly "sev- foundress of the Carmelites. One week 1ater the convent's olics and Jews were barred from eraI in Charles County" petipublic office in the colony, and tioned the bishop of Antwerp, first postulant arrived. She was, ·the l'ites of the Roman Church Belgium, to send nuns tc estab- of course, Elizabeth Carberry, were prohibited. Year after year lish a convent in 'the United hringing with her a bedstead, the Mass was celebrated in pri- States. After more than six farm implements, kitchen uten· "ate homes behind drawn cur- years those efforts were success- sils, and for a dowry 150 British tains by a handful of Jesuit mis- .fu'l, and in April, 1790, four Dis- pounds left ,to her by her father. sioners, disguised as country calced Carmelite nuns left Hoog- Eighteen months later, she begentlemen, who carried the Host straeten, Belgium,' for Maryland. came the f·irst nun to be professed in the convent and the in ·their'saddlebags. Harassed and 'hunted by the colonial author- , Three of them were Maryland- nation. As Sister Teresa of the Heart ities, fined and even jai'led at born: their superior, Mother Bertime, they kept the fuith alive in nardina who had been Anne of M:ary,she stayed at Mt. Carcooperation with the people they Matthews, and her two nieces, mel ·in Maryland the rest of her Sisters Mary Aloysia and Mary life. She d~ed in her sleep Jan. served. Eleanora Matthews. The fourth 18, 1814, at the age of. 69. Complete Line In the midst of such troubles, was an Engjljsh nun, Sister Clare National Shrine Elizabeth Carberry decided at Joseph Dickenson, from a neighBuilding Materials' By 1831 the nuns were obliged ·theage of 20 that she wished bor,ing convent in Antwerp. Es118 ALDEN RD. FAtRHAVEN above all things to become a nun.· corting them were Father Neale, for economic reasons to leave 993-2611 Pretty, popular and courted, she who was Mother Bernardina's Port Tobacco. The little convent had already refused several of- nephew, and Father Robert buildings fell into ruins and Were :fers of marriage. She was born Plunkett, soon to be the "first almost forgotten. In our own into a large and devout Catholic:: .president of Georgetown Univer- time, however, ,there has been a ELECTRICAL serious movement to restore family and was apparently the sity. Contradors them. The ·site ha,s been declared favorite ohild of John Baptist a National Shrine, and although Because of an edict of NapoCarberry 1'1, a prosperous farmer leon banning religious dress in it has been only partially rein St. Mary's County. Since there was no convent in public in Belgium, the four nuns stored to date, it has become a the colonies, she begged her were obliged to travel in secular .place of pilgrimage. father to send her to Belgium dress. Carrying luggage which where other Maryland girls had included a .host-baker . and (Rose Martin is an author and gone to be pmfessed-and had ·chapel fittings and wearing never returned. John Carberry, fashi{)nable clothing contributed historian. She has compiled the however, would not hear of it. by well-wishers, the four women life of Elizabeth Carberry from So there was nothing for Eliz- boarded a smaIl vessel at Am- a family Bible, government records and other original sources.) abeth to do but wait and hope sterdam, the Netherlands. ,to take her vows some day in her native Irand. He wait la,sted 27 years. Records at the National Archives in Wa!)hington, D. C., reveal that at lea'St three of Elizabeth Carberry's brothers-Henry, Joseph and Peter........served as (OMPLETE HEATING SYSTEMS soldiers in the Revolutionary SALES & INSTALLATIOIlS W'ar. One of them, Captain PROMPT DELIVERIES Henry Carberry, was mentioned DIESEL OIlS in George Washington's letters. 24 With her father deceased and HOUR SERVICE her brothers away at war, Eliz· 465 NORTH FRONT ST" abeth Carberry stayed home and NEW BEDFORD helped manage the family farm. The ~xperience of running a


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Brian Moore's Latest Book Tantalizing, Tedious Work Brian Moore writes mystery steries. They are not whodunits, but the reader has to be something of a detective to get at their meaning. This was true of his novel Catholics, laid in the future aRd presenting a conflict between an ultraconserv'ative community of monks immensely profitable to the owners. But the '~ollection, still at and an ultraliberal represent- ,the Carmel motel parking lot, is ative of -a much-changed less and less visited and suffers Holy See. It is true of his latest work, The Great Victorian Collection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 19 Union Square West, New




'York, N. Y. 10003, 213 pages, $7.95). Its chief character is Anthony Maloney, 29, assistant professor of history at McGill University, Montreal. Visiting California, Maloney stops overnight at a motel ,in Carmel. There he dreams of a vast collection of Victorian artifacts. When he gets up in the morning and looks out the window, he see" this collection arranged in th:: parking lot. Examining it, he findS it to be real and authentic, and corresponding perfectly with his dream. Fake or Genuine It is路 visible and tangible to others: the motel proprietor, the police, the press. News of it spreads rapidly. Experts come to examine it. They disagree: it is fake, it is genuine. The originals of some of-the items still exist in museums. But those of other items have long since been destroyed, 路and are known only by descriptions in books. The destroyed originals of at least one set of items were known to only a handful of people. Maloney goes on dreaming the same dream. It is as if the collection would vanish if he did not continue to dream it every night. But then there is a change in his dream. It becomes one in which he is obsessively monitoring the collection, keeping it under ,constant scrutiny, endlessly tracking it on a television screen. This is an excruciating experience,and to avoid it, Maloney shuns sleep. He keeps himself awake by frantk activity, and reaches ,the point where he simply cannot sleep. Little by little, the coHection deteriorates, and so does he. Which causes which? Eventually the distraught Maloney commits suicide. Meanwhile, a management concern has undertaken to exploit the collection. A nearby tract of land is acquired, and on it is built the Great Victorian Vil'Iage, complete with motels, restaurants, shopping plazas, and 'all manner of pseudoVictorian exhibitions and amusements. The public flocks to the Great Victorian Village, which becomes


ST. STANISLAUS, FALL RIVER Following a Bon Voyage Mass to be celebrated at 5:45 p.m. this Sunday, partkipants in a parishsponsored pilgrimage to Poland will depart, led by Rev. Robert K,aszyns){li, pastor A penny sale will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 in the school hall. Gifts may be left at the rectory or convent, if pickup service is desired, donors may calI Mrs. Annette Golembewski, chairperson, at 678-8116. . Tickets for a concert by Father Hanagan Boys' Town Ohoir to 'take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Bishop Connolly High School auditol"ium are now available. Proceeds will the parish school. 5t. Stanislaus Credit Union will hold its 10th anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Reservations for this event close tomorrow. ST. FRANCIS XAVIE,R, HYANNIS The annual summer fair of the P,arish Guild will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow on the church lawn or, in case of rain, in the parish center. Attractions will include a foods table, white elephant booth, Cape Cod souvenirs, homemade items, books, she'11craft, raffle pl"izes and children's items. 路Snacks will be ava.jJahle and a lobster roll luncheon will also be held in the church basement. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, ACUSHNET New officers for the Women's Guild will be installed Wednesday, Sept. 10. They include Helen Hudon, president; Violet Robert, vice-president; Nancy Carreau and PauHne Croteau, secretaries; and Laura Martel, treasurer.. Prospective members may attend this meetdng or contact any officer or Theresa Ledoux, telephone 995-2503, for further ,information on guild activities.

Real, Incorrupt What does this cryptic narrative mean? One possible interpretation has do with American history and institutions. These come about through the dream of not one man but many. They remain real, incorrupt, and working only so long as the creative dream is not lost sight of. But such scrutiny as exists in BLESSING: Retired Bishop a police state can make them oppressive. And such cheap stim- :loao Pereira Venancio of ulation and superficial celebra- Leiria, Portugal, will preside tion tf them as is found in crass at the blessing of the statue com ercial ventures like Disof the Immaculate Heart of neyl nd and Freedomland, etc., . Mary who appeared to three are narcotic distraction from children at Fatima in 1917 at ,the real thing, which consequently declilles. ceremonies of the consecraOr is Mr. Moore commenting tion of a shrine to the Imobliquely on artistic creation: maculate Heart in 81. Edthe mystery of its coming into ward's on the Lake Church, existence at all, the vigilance required to insure its integrity, Port Huron, Mich. NC Photo the danger of vulgarizing or marketing it, the unequal competition posed by gaudy trash? Other readings will occur to other readers. Every reader will have to puzzle the book out for OUR LADY OF HEALTH, himself or herself. Many will be FALL River discouraged by the necessity of The parish celeblJltion in honracking one's brains as one pro- or of Our Lady of Health will be gresses through the book and held this weekend, Aug. 16-17. after one has finished it. Much On Saturday evening, the proabout this tantalizing work is gram will start at 6 o'clock and ingenious. But it can become te- consist of concerts, and dious as it becomes more and food specialties. more complicated. On Sunday morning, a special Mass will he offered at 8 o'clock Life Can Be Tedious There is nothing very compli- and a procession will start at cated about Robert G. Deindorf- 2 o'clock. Following theproceser's Life in Lower Slaughter sion, special menus will be avail(Saturday Review Press/Dutton, able and there will be entertain201 Park Ave., South. New ment for young and old. , ST. MARY, York, N.Y. 10003. 179 pages. HOLY TRINITY, soum DARTMOUTH $7.95), but it can be tedious. WEST HARWICH The fourth annual old-fashioned Mr. Deindorfer is a native of The parish will sponsor its anrural Illinois. He is married and nuaL auction from 7 to 10:30 p,m. country fair sponsored by the has a son. He has lived for years Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. parish will be held from 10 a.m. in New York City, where he 20 and 21, in the church audi- to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 on the parish grounds, dimaxing worked for a public relations torium. with a grand prize drawing for firm. ST. ANNE, a $1000 bill. On a visit to England, he and NEW BEDFORD General chairman is 'George his wife discovered the delights F'inal arrangements for a ba- Saint Aubin, aided by a large of the Cotswolds region in zaar to be held the weekend of committee. The program will beGloucestershire, and in partic- Aug. 22 w:i11 be made at a meet- . gin with contests from 10 a.m. ular those of its villages like ing slated for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, to 1 p.m., including doll carriage . Lower Slaughter (population Aug. 17 in the parish school hall. decorating, bicycle safety, frog 191). They decided to buy a Volunteers are welcome to at- jumping and watermelon eating house in one of the viUages and . tend. for children and a bake-off for spend their summers there. adults. Pl'izes will be awarded A suitable house was found in by Heidi Parker, the Junior Miss Lower Slaughter, was purchased then five or' six. One evening, Massachusetts. and renovated, was rented to after watching the local TV Refreshments will include Portwo teachers for 10 months of news, the child remarked, "No tuguese specialties and New the year, and occupied by the murders today, Daddy," Mr. England seafood favorites and Deindorfers during the other Deindorfer wondered, "Was there booths and games will offer a two months. In 1973, the Dein- any way of restoring his inno- "moon walk," penny candy, dorfers decided to move to Low- cence and sense of wonder?" candles, handwork items, a couner Slaughter fQr a Stfly of at try store, homebaked goods, a Peace, Quiet least two years. iLife in Lower Slaughter is f,armers' market, "treasures and They were fed up with New much different from existence in trash" and an evening auction. On the entertainment program York - its noise, dirt, crime, New York. There is peace and perils. The peace was wreaking quiet-and pure ai.r. Everything will be a magician, folk singers, ruin among their friends: ulcers, and everyone moves much more various other singing groups, a hear'! attacks, mental break~ slowly. There is time to enjoy dog show, square dancing, a downs, failed marriages. They simple pleasures. One can walk rock concert and the first comwere especially concerned about about, night as well as day, munity concert sponsored by a National Guard summer course. the city's effect on their son, without fear of being mugged.

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ST. KILIAN, NEW BEDFORD The Women's Guild will sponsor a whist party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 in the church hall at DaV'is Street and Ashley Boulevard. Proceeds will benefit the parish. OUR LADY OF ANGELS, FALL RIVER CCD teachers, helpers and all others interested in the parish religion program will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 in the church haIl. The pat'ish council will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the hall. The annual procession honoring Our Lady of Fatima will take place Saturday, Sept. 6 under sponsorship of the Ho1y Rosary Sodality. A Mass in observance of the feast will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. HOLY NAME, FALL RIVER Teachers and typists are needed for the parish CCD program. Volunteers may contact Sister Romana, RSM, telephone 6760898, or Rev. Bruce Neylon, 679-6732. A bus trip to a Tanglewo~ concert wi'll leave the parish schoolyard at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, returning at 9:30 p.m. Those going are asked to bring a box lunch for the noon meal. An AugusHndan priest will speak at all Masses this weekend on the missionary projects of his community. ST. JOSEPH, ATILEBORO Juniors Corps members wi'll attend a Patriots game Sunday, Aug. 17, departing from the parish yard at 6 p.m. Two women are needed as den mothers for Cub Pack 37. Volunteers may call the Cubmaster at telephone 222-7596. A few tickets rema'in for路.a Liberace performance Friday night, Sept. 5 in Warwick, which parishioners will attend by bus. Reservations may be made at the rectory. A Blessed Sacrament Father will speak at all Masses this Sunday on the mission work of his community. OUR LADY OF LOURDES, TAUNTON 'Parishioners will hold the annual celebration of their patronal feast Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7 on the church grounds at 49 First St. The observance w:ilI begin with a solemn Mass at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by a procession from the church to a shrine on the grounds. Attractions for the evening wil'l include a Portuguese and American food sale, music, entertaipment, games and an auction, concluding at midnight. Sunday's program will begin with a procession at 1:30 p.m., followed by a concert and Portuguese folk dancing. Events w.ill conclude at 9 p.m., at which time raffle winners will be announced. Rev. Steven R. Furtado, general chairman, and Rev. Manuel M. Resendes, honorary treasurer, are being aided by a large committee in making arrangements for the feast. ST. MARY, ONSET Members of SS. Margaret Mary Guild will hold a cake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 on the church grounds.

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KNOW YOUR FAITH A Lived Expression of Faith By MARY MAHER Now that Watergate has waned we can always tune into "Love of Life" to get our daily fare of the problematic. At this writing ,that morning television program, badly named, features one mayoral graft, two-and-onehalf affairs, one alcoholic problem, one young girl afraid of sex, one young man who hates his parents, a prostitute who likes her profession and an old lady saddened by all of the above. It outdoes anything St. Paul cautioned his Corinthians to avoid. It is an inferno without Dante's guiding hand to distinguish the circles. If the program were not interspersed with ads for drain opener, toaster ovens and angler brooms, the normal viewer would surely have a neurotic world view. I wonder why we watch it. Could it be that we like to see problems rolled out and then melodramatioally solved with media magic? Do' we gain hope by watching others resolve their problems? (Who ever heard of an unresolved morning serial. These questions lead us to the nature of hope. Is hope a virtue of cr,isis management, a gift that comes therapeutically in rough, depressed times? Does hope solve

BY MARIE McINTYRE Is it wrong to say "The future is present" and really mean it? Not if you are a Christi.1ln and understand how the risen Christ is our future. It is as simple as that and as profound as that! The . fact that our future is 'present is the basis of our hope. What is hope? It is the motivating force behind the kinds of things we do bec'ause we have faith. It is the power that pushes' us into actions of trust and courage. In all probability, it is the most necessary virtue of our perplexing time when so many statistics point to despair, the opposite of hope, as. being more in keeping with the way things seem to be heading. What good is Christian hope in a world so bent on evil tha t we vote almost half of our budget for making the means of war while we run around crying peace? What kind of Christian hope can operate in a world where thousands are dying of starvation each day while we get fatter and sit in comfortable pews and say that we don't want our spiritual leaders to tell . us about our Chr,istian social responsibilities from the pulpit? What brand of hope surv,ives as we become more leaderless in good-f-or-all"peop'le government, in meeting new needs in the Church, in -local community problems? Somewhere between the extremes of giving up all hope of achievement and of aggressively

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our problems by eliminating the By WILLIAM E. MAY raw, despairing portions of our Every human being who has experience? How do men find ever existed, including Jesus, hope? Let us look at these queshas experienced disappointment, tions. abandonment, and failure in his Hope is a Gift Hope is, no doubt, a gift that life. We make plans for the fucomes when man needs it. Sure- ture, knticipating in our minds ly it comes then because hope the happiness and joy that will is mediated through man and be ours and that we can share when we declare ourselves needy with our famHies·· and friends the Lord acts with our friends when these plans are realized, and loved ones who reach out and then we work as faithfully to us. Gabriel Marcel expressed and diligently as possible to sehope communally as "I hope in cure them. But all too frequently our plans go up in smoke and 'you for us." But hope also comes from tragedy strikes. .the long-range, lived expression A baby is born and we rejoice. of faith. As such it is an ever- But then it dies or is crippled by present treasure which we hold a terrible accident or disease. in our spirit. It is not the same We eagerly. await the arriva'l of as an optimistic disposition. a loved one and then are sum· Some persons who have had to moned to a hospital to find him struggle with their natural bent lying ,in agony or crippled or for pessimism have developed a dead. And most tragically of all, lively sense of hope. Hope is a we put our trust in another and theological virtue which means, learn that he simply wanted to among other things, that it does use us and then cast us aside depend upon man's image of like a heap of garbage. ExperiGod. If God is experienced as . ences of this kind could be mulFather, a man's hope will be tiplied over and over again; they long-range and steady. If one's are the common lot of a'll men. image of God is that of an indif- Each of us can tell his own tale ferent dictator who, skybound of woe. No one can give us a and aloof, descends-if he wil'ls satisfactory explanation of the --to man's distress, chances are suffering and misery, the sensethat such hope out of that image less stupi9ity of the pain we Turn to Page Fourteen bear. Yet despite the sorrows that afflict us we keep on struggling, hoping in the future. Without hope life would be hell. Hope, it can be said, is the dynamic of confronting the problems of life our lives, the source from which with trust in human powers' we can draw the strength to only, there is room for Christian keep on trying, to pick ourselves hope. up and face the future with Hope Transcends Trust courage. Here again, we go to Christ But what is the basis of our for answer. We see in Him a hope? Many people today really trust relationship with His do not have any hope, and many Father even .when, humanly others place their hope in speaking, hope should be aban- "man," that is, in themselyes. doned. What a hope-filled cry Yet we can wonder whether echoed down the .centuries from "man" is a fitting source for the the cross: "Into thy hands I hope that we need. From expericommend my spirit!" ence we know how frequently Jesus teaches us that our hope we have been betrayed by others -His hope-transcends trust in and, even more' paradoxically, the merely human and goes be- how often we have betrayed yond to tha.t power which en- ourselves. compasses the human. What we Pauline Wisdom 'learn from Christ is that our hope is' hope for that which is For the Christian the source humanly unattainable. And that of life-sustaining hope is God. is precisely the lesson so many "Our hope is in the name of the of us are apt to forget. Thus, Lord'!" We beJ.ieve that the one the despair and the giving up. and only God, the absolutely Of course we can't do it alone. sovereign Lord of life, is our Saving ourselves is impossible. friend. The "wisdom" of the Being saved by Jesus is some- Christian that Paul proclaimed thing eise. Through the trans- and that was regarded by the forming power of faith in Him, Greeks of his day as foolishness and through careful planning and -as is still regarded today by decisive action, we can hope for many as foolishness-is a wisgenuine human living. Hope dom "that Scripture calls the means that we are realistically things that no eye has seen and seeking good and aggressively no ear has heard, things beyond going after it, being very con- the mind of man, all that God scious of our need for God's has prepared for those who love heip. 'Him" (Cor. 2:9). We believe Risen Savior that this' loving God is the one The primary message of Chris- of whom it is written: "Does a tianity is the fact that there is woman forget her baby at the hope because of the resurrection breast, or fail to cherish the son of Christ. Everything that of her womb? Yet even if they doesn't make sense, including forget, I will never forget you. Turn to Page Fourteen See, I have branded you in the







"OUR HOPE IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD": Sleeping in a cardboard box in a weed-strewn parking l?t near downtown Indianapolis, an alcoholic seems to be In a hopeless situation. NC Photo palms of my hands" (Is 49:15-16). Emmanuel: God With Us Our hope in the Lord is center on Jesus, the Son of God who became fully and truly one of us. In Jesus God Himself exper·ienced the loneliness and heartache, the treachery and suffering that we experience. Jesus, true God become true man, teaches us how to be men. Because Jesus is our EmanuelGod with us and for us-we can make Paul's words our own: "For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord" (ROll) 8:38-39). Because of Jesus we can have hope. But when we say that we can ·have hope, what do we mean? By hope we do not m~an an easy-going optimism, a belief that "everything is going to work out all right in the end no matter what." The God of the Christians, the only God, is not some kind of Mighty Mouse who will swoop down to save us in the nick of time no matter what. No, the God in Whom we beHeve and in whom we pin our hopes is a God who is indeed always ready to be with' us in our struggle, but He is a God who can be with us only if we let Him. He does not force Himself on uscould a friend do that? We have to let Him come to live in our hearts and to be with us, and we can do this only if we open our hearts to Him and to all our brothers and sisters who are His images. Yes, He made us in His image-He even shared in our humanity so that we could share His divinity.

come to 'strengthen us in our lives can come to us only. if we are ready to be reconciled with Him and with our brothers and sisters. "If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something' against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go: first to be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift" (Matt 5:23-24).

Our hope' is indeed in the Lord. But our hope is va'in if we are unwilling to be reconciled, if we are unwilling to put our trust in our fellow men and in ourselves. We can ·in this sense, put our trust in men, but we do so only because we know that the ultimate source of that trust is the living, loving God who is' so greatly our fr,iend that He became one of us, became a man like us, and thereby gave us the power to trust in man.

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Cubans Oppose Ending Embargo

Portuguese Bishops Protest Nationalization of Catholic Radio LISBON (NC)-The Portuguese bishops, protesting publicly against the ruling Revolutionary Council's announced decision to take over the Catholic-owned Radio ReMscenca, charged the government with failure to stand up to violent minorities. The bishops denied that labor difficulties within Radio Renascena were at the root of the takeover, but rather a widespread campaign of calumnies against the Church. The bishops pointed out that the majority of workers at Radio Renascena supported them. Eighty employees of Radio Renascenca, protesting against its occupation by 16 communistled workers, charged them with depriving others of their livelihood. The bishops also refused to accept an administrative commis· sion appointed by the Revolutionary Council to run Radio Renascenca. The military group had given assurances that the committee would guarantee the Church the use of the station, along with other groups. Meanwhile, the leader of the Socialist party, Mario Soares, warned that his followers were prepared "to paralyze the whole country in protest against what we consider an attack on the intelligence of our people through the manipulation of news by minority groups." Soares, formerly foreign minister and now a minister without portfolio', was speaking to Socialist newspaper workers. Extreme leftists were still occupying' the ,Socialist newspaper Republica. He declared that nothing is more important in Portugal than the struggle for a free press. The Revolutional Council's announcement that it was nationalizing all radio stations constituted a reversal of its earlier order that Radio Renascenca be returned to the Church. The reversal was seen here by observers as a move by the government to placate the more radical groups among its leftist supporters. Thousands of extreme leftists marched through Lisbon to oppose .what they called fascist and capitalist moves against the r-evolution. After a week of tensions president Francisco da Costa Gomes urgently appealed for discipline and internal peace, and told the citizenry the alternative is a worsening of economic and social conditions. After the occupation on May 27 of Radio Resnascenca, Church authorities obtained a'restraining order from the ministry of communications. But the Armed

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VATICAN CITY (NC)-The issue of compusory sex education for children in Danish public schools has been taken to the Strasbourg European Court of the Rights of Man for a decision, Vatican Radio reported Aug. 8. The 'case was taken to the court by a group of Danish parents who are seeking to have the 1970 Danish school sex education law repealed as a violation of the European Convention of the Rights of Man, of which Denmark was a signer, the broadcast said.

ORLANDO (NC)-Members of Cuban communities in central Florida interviewed recently seem opposed to a possible lifting of the embargo imposed by the Organization of American States against Cuba 11 years ago.

Forces Movement, which controls the Revolutionary Council, has shown reluctance to dislodge the ultra-leftists from the station. Radio Renascenca's management supported the protest of the employees against deprivation of their jobs by the communist occupation. The management called on the Revolutionary Council to uphold its former decision to return the radio facilities "to the rightful owners." The employees' statement had said of the council's earlier deci· sion: "This was a decision in defense of the real workers, of the freedom of information and of the Church's right to use the radio station for its mission."

Hope Continued from Page Thirteen death, has been overcome by Christ's resurrection and ascension. Because Jesus is alive now, risen and glorified, we have someone in our human history who overcomes evil, death, sin. Because 'this Jesus who is alive is faithful, we can trust Him in a way that we cannot trust any other being. Once we come to know Christ through faith, we become more attracted to Him through love. It is through our love that our trust in Him grows. This gives us new courage and hope. We trust in Him to do with us what we can't do by ourselves. This does not mean that we sit back and do nothing. We open to Him and cooperate with Him by recognizing that our own human weakness can be overcome by His power and love. When we love enough, we trust enough. This means that our hope will cause great things to happen in ourselves and in our influence 'on and for others. We' will find ourselves exe'l-ting :initiative and responding to needs in a way we never thought possible. When enough Christians face this world's problems with Christian hope as the energetic power behind our actions, we will see transformations which could not be possible otherwise. Lov&oFilled Lives


EXEMPLARY PARENTS: "Some of the most hopeful people I know are parents of mentally retarded children." Identifying letters in a tray, a mongoloid child shows her teacher what she has learned in a Montessori school in Georgetown. As 1:1. sign of their hope, her parents have not placed her in special education, but are watching her progress in the school with healthier children. NC Photo

A Lived Expression of Fa ith or sister in Christ acted or Continued from Page Thirteen will be feeble. Hope rests full- ' failed to act. It is not good to make heaven an antithesis of time on man's image of God. earth. Hope is not the natural probJesus placed hope directly in lem-solving process. that "Love His love of life-a love so great of Life" presents by eliminating that He gave }life that we might h~rdships, m-wiH and actual evil. Sometimes hope solves nothing have it in a new way in Life. As in the concrete but helps one to we learn to value and love life live there. Some of the most in Life tenderly, boldly and with hopeful people I know are par- genuine passion for its quality, ents of mentally retarded chil- we shaH grow in hope. Sitting dren. They have learned to live on our thumbs as life goes by, the realit)' of "no cure" for their dressed as it is ,in rags ~nd children. Hope seen in this griMy, rkhes, is the surest way to quiet, non-solvent way is not romantic. bored despair. Hope is always in I.t asks great love--Iove' so great that it gets up each morning "00 in the posture of a Rodin sculptake the same step it took the ture-<>ne foot forward, ready to act. day before." (Saint-Exupery)

Examples of the faith and hope and love~filled lives of such people as Sister Teresa of CalHow does a man find hope? lt cutta, Dorothy Day, Baroness De Hueck Doherty keep us seems a gift that comes to fit aware of great possibilities. All the contour of each man's spirit. of us have known people who, One man hopes for health or when faced with adversity that enduring illness. Another hopes seemed insurmountable, placed their faith in God. God was their for 'a good' me for h~s children. last hope. We have watched them Millions hope for food to aHay gather strength to live with their , stomach pa:j~. Man does find problems, and sometimes, we hope through a fa1ith that have even witnessed their find- transcends or goes beyond the ing a solution. This is sufficient proof that giving ourselves in concrete settlings of life. I am trust tei an all-trustworthy and sure that many have outrun desav,ing God is surely the answer spair in this world by their be-_ to the question of meaning in lief that life in the next "world" our lives today as it has been will be better. in every age since Christ rose to "be with us, even to the end of Rodin Sculpture the world." It is a safe rule-of-thumb to The future is present because Christ ,is our future and He is believe that ordinarly hope must alive and with us so that we can rest on concrete concern and ac· become more fully alive. God! tion in this world. Heaven may I.f we don',t believe in your be a picnic to which we are exfriendship, where else can we pected to bl'ing something. Togo? "You have the words of night some man may hope more or less' because I as his/her brother eternal life."

"The embargo was imposed when it was' discovered that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro had infiltrated Venezuela and other Latin American countries," said Dr. Luis M. Perez of Sanford. "Since the infiltration has continued, I see no reason to discontinue the embargo," he said. "To do so would be interpreted by all Latin American nations as permission for anyone to insult and attack the United States as Castro has." "Lifting the embargo would only help Castro," said Pedro Ramos, a businessman in Orlando. "Castro has nothing to offer the United States and everything to gain from us." "Lifting the' embargo would only destroy all hope of anticommunist forces in Cuba for U. S. SUppOllt," said Ramos. "These people have been fight· ing freedom for years. "I Imuw," Ramos said. "I lived under Castro's dictatorship for five years."

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Bishop Venancio Says Portugal Will Never Succumb to Communism WASHINGTON (NC)~Portu­ gal is "going through an hour of difficult triaL" but its people will never succumb to communism, according to a Portuguese bishop whose former diocese includes the famed Marian shrine at Fatima. >Bishop Joao Pereira Venancio, the world president of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, here in New Jersey for a weeklong meeting of national leaders of the Blue Army at its U.S. headquarters, declined to comment further on the current political situation in Portugal. "The Blue Army," he said, "is in no way political and has undertaken no special action in favor of Portugal. • "Blue Army members do now as they have always done: they endeavor merely to live the message of Fatima, the message of prayer, penance and reparation." Asked if he felt the people of Portugal ca.n withstand the ap· parent determination of the leftwingers to downgrade and even· tually suppress the Church, the 71-year-old former bishop of Leiria, Portugal, said: "I have always understood the promise of Our Lady that th<~ 'faith will always be kept in Portugal' to mean that Portugal would never succumb to com· munism, which is the synthesis of all the 'errors of an atheist Russia,' which Our Lady prophe. sied would spread through the whole world if her requests are not heard." Bishop Venancio continued: "But I know that Portugal must suffer for either one of two reasons: either because we have not responded sufficiently to her message; or, because we have reo sponded, and even as the children of Fatima took - suffering upon themselves when they accepted the message from Our Lady, so Portugal must expect the rage of Satan whose defeat in our day was announced at Fatima when Our Lady said: 'In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph ... Russia will be converted and an era of peace will be conceded to mankind,' " As for the faith of the Portu· guese, Bishop Venancio cited this example: "Last May 13, despite a bomh threat, one of the greatest crowds in history - estimated as high as one million, which is about a tenth of our population-came to Fatima to pray for our nation following the recent coup. This was in effect a tremendous dem· onstration both of their faith and of t1wir loyalty,"

Deacons in U.S. V:ATICAN CITY (NC) - Half of the world's -permanent deacons are in the United States, Vatican Radio said Aug. 8. Of the 1,600 permanent deacons, 800 are in the United States, it broadcast.

With the Blue Army under constant attack by pro-commu· nist newspapers in Portugal, Bishop Venancio declined to comment further about the pres· ent situation in his country. However, one Blue Army lead· er had this comment: "In the opinion of many, most Portuguese would rather stay and be martyrs if necessary rather than flee before a militant atheist minority who are trying to choke communism down the throat of their Terra de Santa Maria (Land of Our Lady). "A few weeks ago, in Rio Major, halfway between Lisbon and Fatima, the entire town came out with pitchforks and scythes to face the communist· led army. 'Shoot us,' they said, 'if you want to preach communism here,' The troops, and the communist doctrinaires who had come to persuade the town that communism was good for them, withdrew rather than create a town full of martyrs," Bishop Venancioand John M. Haffert, international director of the Blue Army, left Aug. 9 for a nine-day pilgrimage to a number of U.S. cities, carrying with them the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan and the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.


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GUARDING NOVITIATE: A guard dog keeps watch at the Alexian Brothers' former novitiate in Gresham, Wis., to keep Indians from taking it over again. Alexian officials said they would not give the buildings to the Menominee Indian tribe because terms. of the February agreement have not been kept. The pact was signed after a 34 day takeover by a militant warrior group. NC Photo

LONDON (NC)-The failure of a parliamentary committee to recommend action by Parliament on legislation to restrict abortions has killed the measure for the current session of parliament. The Select Committee on the Abortion (amendment) Bill issued an interim report recommending immediate government action to improve the operation of -the abortion law, but without radical change. The amendment bill was intro· duced by Labor party Member of Parliament James White of Glasgow. In February, the House of Commons agreed in principle to the amendment bill, but the government submitted it to the select cQmmittee for study. The bill could be reintroduced in the next session of Parliament. The committee report urged that private abortion clinics should be required to comply with a scale of fees set by the government in order to receive approval and that details of financial arrangements other than fees, between such private clinics and doctors, reference agencies or advice bureaus should be published.

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Announce Clergy Appointments


Continued from Page One Assistant Pastor at St. Jacques Parish, Taunton, as Chaplain of the Juvenile Court of Taunton. Rev. Richard A. Shean, Assistant Pastor of St. Mary Parish, No. Seekonk-Attleboro, as Ghaplain to the Juvenile Court of Attleboro. Monsignor O'Neill Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. O'Neill, Diocesan Director of Education, the son of the late Patrick ~nd the Iate Sarah (Coogan) O'Neill, was born in Fall River on March 9, 1931. After attending Sacred Heart Parochial School in Fall River, he studied at Msgr. Coyle High School in Taunton and Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Warwick. He was ord.ained to the Priesthood at St. Mary'-s Cathedral by Most Rev. James L. Connolly, Fourth Bishop of Fall River, on February 2, 1957. Msgr. O'Neill has served at Immaculate Conception Parish, St. William Pal'ish and Catholic Memorial Home in Fall ~River; St. Thomas More Pari&h, Somerset, and Bishop Stang High School, No. Dartmouth. After serving as Acting Superintendent of Catholic Schools and then Superintendent, he became Diocesan Director of Education with the reorganization of the educational apostolate in the Fall River Diocese in 1973. In 1968, he was named a member of the Advisory Council for Title HI, ESEA Project; Educatoional Consultant in 1971; Vice-President of the Superintendents' Division of the National Catholic Educational Association in 1971 and later President of the Department of Chief Administrators of Catho'lic Education, N.C.E.A. Msgr. O'Neill also served as a member of the Teachers' Certification Committee for the State of Massachusetts and as Chairman of the Commission on Independent Schools of the New England Association of Schgols and Colleges. In June 1957, Msgr. O'Neill was granted a Master of Education from Boston College which later granted him a Doctorate in Education in 1966. On June 30, 1974, Pope P}lUl VI named the Diocesan Director of Education a Chamberlain of His Holiness with the t'itle of Monsignor. Father Martins Rev. Joao Cipriano Martins, the new administrator of St. Peter Parish, Provincetown is the son of Joao Cipriano Martins and RMa Candida Ferreira Martins. He was born on August 17, 1931 at S. Sebasta'io, Terceira, Azores.

After his elementary education at the S. Sebastiao Public School, he studied at the Seminary of Angra, Terceira, Azores. He was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Jesus the Savior, Angra, Terceira, Azores, on April 10, 1955, for service in the Diocese of Fall River. His first appointment was as assistant pastor of St. Anthon"y of Padua Parish, Fall River, from December 1955 to May, 1965. He has also served at St. Anthony Parish, East Falmouth; St. Elizabeth Parish, Fall River; Santo Chl'isto Parish, F'all River; St. Anthony P,arish, Taunton.

Holy' to Sign Security Pact VA11ICAN CITY (NC) - The Holy See is to be a signatory to a document to be signed at the Helsinki, Finland, summit Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe on July 30, not as a temporal power, but in a joint effort to build peace in the world, Vatican Radio broadcast July 22. "The Holy See could not remain aside, remain indifferent to an initiative for collaboration, peace and development which attracts the adherence, not of a limited group of countries but, of practically all European states", said the broadcast. "The Holy See, added Vatican Radio, "could not ignore an initiative which, in what Europe represents, interests the entire family of nations, and in a particular way the countr>ies which through geographic or other reasons are most tightly linked to the old continent." Vatican delegations have attended every meeting on the 15nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe over the last two years either in Helsinki or in Geneva Switzerland. They have been led by toplevel Holy See diplomats of the Council for the Public Affairs of the Church, Archbishop Agostino Casaroli, secretary and Msgr. Achille Silvestrini, undersecretary. At all such conferences the Vatican delegates have ,been recognized as :participating members because of the Holy See's special sphere of influence over and above mundane affairs, said Vatican Radio. The Helsinki Conference was called to discuss three specific issues: deliniation of Europe's post-World War 11 frontiers, cooperation in areas of science, technology and ecology, and the free circulation of men and ideas irrespective of ideologic:al boundaries.

Pope UrgeS Catholics Enjoy New Liturgy VATICAN CITY (NC)-Pope in a certain degree concelebrate Paul VI has encouraged Cath- with the priest because he, the olics to sing at, participate in, 'alter Christus' - (Other Christ), and enjoy the Church's revised . is God's spokesman before the liturgy. people and the people's spokes"Those who sing are partic- man before God." .ipating , those who participate The Pope called the Hturgy a don't become bored but enjoy "communion of souls, of prayers, themselves, and those who take of voices, of 'agape,' or charity." pleasure in prayer stay or rather He said that it is not enough grow as Christians, and those "to assist passively" at the litwho are 'Chl'istians are saved," urgy.. "Participation is necesPope Paul told an evening gen- sary," he added. eral 'audience in St. Peter's The people, he said, should Square. consider the liturgical celebraThe Pope was speaking of the tion to be a school for listening reformed liturgy as one means and learning, a sacred act that of reaching the Holy Ypar ideill is begun and led by the priest. of renewal. "0, if the (Second Vatican) He told the crowd of about Council, if the Holy Year, aid in 50,000: "The people must be the task of letting the people composed of faithful. who are participate and sing in the litaware, who participate and who urgy, they will have accom-

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pUshed a religious work for the community that is of the greatest worth," Pope asserted. The Pope said tional uplift that in the liturgy is escapism from world.

that the emoCatholics feel not a fOfm of the concrete

"No," he explained, "it is an infusion of wisdom and energy that makes the faithful zealous, generous and active citizens in the field of earthly reality while it shows them' the way and leads them to heavenly citizenship." Following his talk the Pope saluted more than 2,000 pilgrims of Polish ancestry, among them many Polish-Amerkans. The group was led by Bishop Ladislaw Rubin, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.

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