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Most Rev, James J. Gerrard, D.D., Vicar General of the Diocese and Pastor of St. Lawrence Church, 'New Bedford, as Diocesan Consultor: Appointment effective Wednesday, December 16, 1970. FIRST ASSIGNMENTS Rev. Marc H. Bergeron to St. Joseph Church, New Bedford, as assistant. I Rev. Robert C. Donovan to St. John the' Evangelist Church, Attleboro, as a!!sistant. Rev. Raymond P. Monty to St. Patrick Church, Fall River, as assistant.' Assignments effective Wednesday, December 23" 1970. , I ,


DESIGNA1!'ED "CORPORATE SOLE": Bishop Cronin signs documents designating him a "Corporate Sole" and legally empowers him to guide the financial and economic destinies of the diocese in the same manner as a corporate board. Present at the Dec. 17th ceremony at State House in Boston were: Attorney General Robert H. Quinn, Secretary ,~ ~~~' of..5tate John F. X. Davoren, the Bishop, Rev. Msgr. Reginald M. Barrette, chancellor~ Attorney Michael A. D'Avolio, Director of the Corporations Division. BISHOP CRONIN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE Bishop of Fall River

Christmas is il feast particularly, dear to us all. This year Christmas takes on an added meaning for me because it is my first Christmas~ as your new Bishop. •



In this holy season lOur thoughts are drawn to the allimporta'nt'tnith' of. the lncarnation-that the Son of God took on human flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary. He 'came among us for our salvation. His was a message of ~econciliation and peace.

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The Church carrie~ on the saving mission of Jesus the Diocese of Fall River,. Most any direct deliberate attack. This Rev. Daniel A. Cronin strongly is a fundamental right of the Christ. All of us, then, who profess our faith in Him must reaffirms the doctrine of the human person, which is of genbear witness to this' faith by doing our part to further Church in opposition to abortion. eral value in the Christian· conpeace and reconciliation among men. Our fervent prayer In a I~tter to be read at all cept of life; and hence as valid' especially ,in this Christmas season is that through our , Masses this weekend the bishop for the still hidden life within . the womb of the mother as for lives men may come to know and to accept Christ as Lord. teaches: I beg the divine Child to bless with abundant heavenly favors and graces the cletgy, religious and faithful of this beloved Diocese of Fall River, and I extend to all of you my heartfelt good wishes for a very holy Christmas and a blessed New Year. ' II

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My ,dearly beloved in Christ, I write to you on the sacredness of human life. As you all know, there is a growing tendency, in this country ~nd elsewhere, to liberalize the laws against abortion, if not to legalize abortion altogether. As shepherd of the flock of the Diocese of Fall River, I must state in an uncompromising and clear manner, together 'with the bishops of the Second Vatican CO!Jncil, that abortion is "an , unspeakable crime." As Catholics, ,we hold that the life of an unborn baby is sa,cred, and should no 'more be destroyed before birth than after birth. Such an act of destruction is a direct attack against innocent human life. The law of God is supreme and says "Thou shalt not kill." 'Christian moral teach-, ing abhors the evil of abortion. In 1951, Pope Pius XII very clearly expressed the teaching of the Church on this matter: "Innofeflt human life, in whatever condition it is found, is to be secure from the very' first

the life of the already born and developing outside of her." I reaffirm the unchanging teaching of the Church concerning the right to, life. Since abortion is a moral evil and against humanity, I urge my priests and faithful 1l1ity to oppose any attempt to legalize it or to liberalize the laws against it. We must remember at all times that we are dealing with a divine prohibition against the deliberate destruction of innocenthuman life. Let it not escape our attention that once the sacredness of human life is violated by any weakening of the laws against abortion, the other equally despicablE~ crimes of infanticide and mercy killing will be waiting their turn to be legalized. I am sure that no one at the moment has difficulty in respecting the life of the new-born baby or the elderly person paralized or mentally ill. But recent modern tendencies make it our duty to insist that the same human life is sacred and must not be

attacked even if not yet born. The deliberate destruction of an unborn baby can never be the solutiqn to apparent difficulties. .It is an evil and it subordinates the right to life to lesser values-material and social concerns and exigencies of the moment. On this feast of the Holy Family and mindful of tomorrow's feast of the Holy Innocents, I am directing that special prayers be said at the Prayer of the Faithful at all Masses today to ask God's protection against attacks on innocent human life and in reparation for the evils committed against it.

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Bishop's Christmas Bishop Cronin wlIl be' the principal concelebrant at the 8 o'clocl< Christmas Mass, Thursday evening (Christmas eve) at _St. Mary's Cathedral in Fcll River. The bishop will also celebrate Mass and deliver the homily on Christmas morning at I I :30 over Television Channel 6.


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C!I'onin Plans Parish Visitations

The following is the eulogy preached by Rev. Henry T. Munroe, assistant at Holy Name Church, New Bedford, at the Funeral Mass of Rev. Msgr. ..John J. Hayes, iate pastor of the Church, who died suddenly Dec. 14. We have just read an important message Qf Christ in the Gospel passage of this morning's Mass. Each· message given by • Christ, Who is the fulfillment of God's promise and the Savior of. mankind, contains within it the essence of life - not only the essence of human life as we know it-but also the essence of Divine Life as found in the Person of the GodMan, Jesus Christ, Our Lord. When Christ spoke, and indeed He speaks to each one today as clearly and as determinedly as He did to 'those who were in range of'His voice, every word Turn to Page Eighteen

Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, S.T.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River will visit Our Lady of the Angels Church, Fall River on Sunday morning and offer the 10 o'clock Mass. • Parishioners may avail themselves of the opportunity to meet the new Shepherd as he initiates his plan to visit all parishes in the diocese and offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and meet members of his flock.

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Charity Ball Presentees Thirty-eight young ladies will be presented to the Most Rev. Daniel A. Cronin, Bishop of the Fall River Diocese, at the 16th annual Bishop's Charity Ball on Friday, Jan. 8, at Lincoln Park Ballroom, in one of the many outstanding events to take place at the most widely known social event in New England. "These presentees represent parishes from all areas of the diocese," said Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Gomes, diocesan director of the Ball. This scintillating Winter ball will benefit the exceptional and underprivileged children, regardless of race, color or creed, of southeastern Massachusetts. Mrs. James A. O'Brien, Jr., of Fall River, chairman of the pre· sentation committee, has announced that the presentees with their escorts are scheduled to meet Sunday, Jan. 3, at 2:30 P.M. in the ballroom of Lincoln Park for a rehearsal of the impressive presentation ceremony. The presentees are: Attleboro Area Brenda McNally, Barbara Britton, Joanne Alix, Terri Yarsuites. Cape Cod and the Hslands Elizabeth Duane, Joan Fougere, Susan Davis, Cathleen Marie Cook, Consuela MacDonald, Joanne Elizabeth Quirk, Janet Kinchla. Fall River Area Pamela Rodrigues, Donna Marie· Marques, Jo Ann Francoeur, Frances O'Shaughnessey, Patricia Marie Mello, Louise Thiboutot, Renee St. Germain; Debra Veloza, Debra Ann Hodkinson, Donna Marie Perry, Mary .Jane Lenon. New Bedford Area Sandra Curry, Judith Ann Sara iva, Cecile Hebert, Marianne Dqnise Lacoste, Teresa A. Kut, Bonnie Smith, Elizabeth A. Humphrey, Barbara B. Boyce, Beth Ann Haden, Christine Caron, Kathy Ann Mason. Taunton Area Marguerite Ann Monaghan, Sandra Hazel, Marlene Braga, Debra Lynne Compos, Donna Evangelho.


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'F'cimily Planning Misses, Goal

Catholic Bishops S.core New York,! Abortfon Law

BOSTON (NC)-The American nation has failed to develop a· sound policy on family planning and population control because too many persons consider those terms synonymous. a U.S. government official said here. "This is clearly not the case." stated Dr. Louis Hellman. deputy assistant secreta'ry of Health. Education and Welfare. "It is increasingly apparent that cure rent concepts of family' ,planning will not slow down population ,growth in this country or in the rest of the world."



NEW YORK (NC) - Catholi~ bishops in the state with th~ 'nation's most liberal abortion law launched another attack on that legislation. which they termed "an 'outrage against hu'manity." ' The attack was ,contained in a letter issued by the 30 bishop,s of the eight dioceses in New York to coincide with Advent, It was read in all' the state's Catholic churches. ~ The letter claims that "once this law was passed, the abortionists lost no time in plying their 'death-dealing trade., Each day they grow wealthier from the killing of unborn children-,some of whom have been heard to cry as they were dropped into the surgical trash can. They eveh advertise their' monstrous com,merce beyond the confines of the state, thus making' New York the abortion capital America...· ' The bishops continued:

Hellman made his remarks in a panel discussion at an' American Medical Association meeting. Family planning, according to Hellman, means .contraception for the health .of the mother and ,baby. spacing pregnancies and permitting the woman to have every bab.y a wanted baby.' Population control, he said. meqns· limiting the number of -births so that an increase in population is halted or slowed.


"There is no evidence volu'ntary family planning will have any significant effect on population growth of the United States." Hellman said'.

_ 'Vicious Principle: "We plea~ with you to recognize the terrible consequences of legalized abortion. Once innocent life at any stage is placed at the mercy of others. a vicious p'rinciple has been legalized. Thereafter. a simple majority may decide that life is to be denie~ the defective., the aged. the inc:orrigible. and granted only'to the strong.. the beautiful, and the intelligent. , " "The day may come when' lawmakers can set standards which people ,must meet if th~y are to r~main alive. Already one standard has been set, who can say what others will come next? For, once respect for human life has been undermined the murderous possibilities ar~ limitless." The letter reminded legislators that "the right to decree the e~­ tinction of human beings for socalled social and eugenic reasons was once claimed in another la;ld..

"We must go one step beyond family planning," he added. "while maintaining the absolutely essential voluntary aspects of the effort."

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ST PETERSBURG (NC)-The Pi.nellas County School Board has approved a plan permitting the county's three Catholic high schools and 14 elementary 'schools to participate in its cenGod's Law First tral purchasing pool and audiovisual center. "It happened under the Nazi Father Jerome Diffley, associregime; who is to say it cannot ate superintendent for instruchappen here?" the prelates asked. tion in the St. Petersburg dioCatholics in New York state cese. estimated that the new ar· were told not to be "deceived rangement will represent a 35 because a civil law permits per cent,......thousands of dollarsabortions. God's law comes first saving on the cost of school and and God's law says: 'Thou shalt maintenance supplies. ~ot kill.' No civil law can ever the cooperative purchasing displace God's commandment." plan enables Catholic schools to , The letter warned that the purchase supplies through public Church "invokes a severe sanc- school bulk purchases. tion against any Catholic who Father Diffley said that two raises his unfeeling hand to de- other Florida counties earlier stroy this most defenseless of this year granted cpoperative all human beings - the unborn purchasing to parochial schools baby. The Church disowns by .in Sarasota and Manatee counimmediate excommunication arty ties. As far as he knows. these Catholic who, deliberately prb- counties" and his own' diocese cures an abortion or helps some- are the first in the nation to one else to do so." consolidate purchasing power.

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Youth Leaders Attend! Meeting WILLIAMSBURG (NC)-Youth national Business Machines activity leaders should not forget (IBM) and Dr. Patrick Mulvihill, to·pay attention to the goals and who currently holds the IBM ideas of the' young people they post, directed 'the conference. serve, speaker:s at the 13th naThey spotlighted management tional conference on Catholic . techniques for 'developing goals, youth 'said here. . and applied it to work as youth Spon'sored by the U. S. Catho- activity leaders. lic Conference youth activities "Leaders need to learn to lisdivision, . this year's <;onference ten and not impose their own also included' an orientation will on others," Mobley said. workshop for new youth leaderS. They must stop asking, "How About 200 diocesan directors can I motivate John Doe?" and from all over the country attend- ask instead, "How can I understand his motivation?" he said. ed the four-day session. Dr. LouisR.. Mobley, former Mobley said the clue to a perdirector of management train- son's motivation is in his job and ing for public affairs with Inter-· environment.

A NEW YEAR'S KISS The clock strikes twelve, drinks held high, a chor~s of Auld' Lange Syne, tears, laughter, a New Year's kiss. That New Year's kiss . . . what a beautiful way to say to others: "Mayall good things be yours!"

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Maintains Contact With F~rmerPrie'Sh KEARNY (NC)-The Newark :Archdiocesan Senate of Priests has established a special committee to maintain contact with area priests who have left the active ministry. Formation of the committee followed a report given by Father Thomas E. Davis on conversations he has held with' a group of former priests on behalf of the senate. In establishing the committee, · d'Ica t ed th a t ' t I th e sena t e 111 h d t f tn d f ope . °th or~h an : flu e 0 ~ePec t lI1 sh I ft teh ~r: ~r men IWI 0 ave e e mll1lstry as we as uncovering problems in the Church and the priesthood that could lead to efforts to assist men who are considering a return to the lay state. The l2-member committee will include four inactive priests. Several proposals have already been made by the former priests. One was that the former superiors of a man seeking a job as a layman should willingly provide letters of recommendation. Father Davis said the refusal to provide such letters was reported as being "extremely widespread" by the inactive priests. Other proposals advanced were for counselling services for troubled priests, severance pay based on service, and exploration of ways in which such men can be used in the apostolate. At its meeting at New Jersey .Boystown here the senate also heard a report from its president, Father Robert T. Lennon, that a misunderstanding over its

adoption of a paper concerned . senate 'to act in, other than a with. its authority had been consultative fashion would be . I"self~licjuidating~" ",-.' cleared u·p.' 'Evolving Role' I Father Lennon said that as a The' paper, drafted' for the' result' of the letter' senate delSenate by Father Anthony egation met with Archbishop' BoPadovano of lmmaculte Concep- land and Auxiliary., Bishop Jotion Seminary, Darlington, N. J;', . sejh A. Costello t~assure them asserted that senates, being re~- . that the senate was not issuing resentative of the "presbyteriuml' "a declartion pf independence." (the priests of a diocese) share He said the sen,ate had no inin the government of the did- tention of· going peyond the cese. . I authority i.t had been given by AdoptIOn of the paper led the archbishop, but that the • . I . . Archbishop Thomas A. Boland paper conSiders "the evolvll1g to send a letter to all priests. role of the senate," that is, what warning that any attempt by th'e it could become in the future.



Let's stop for a minute and think about that as we anticipate our New Year's celebration; We wish others to have health, happiness!.and peace, not just as a New Year's custom, but in every day encounters with people. Even now at Mass we give this a "sacramental," significflnce when we give each other the "kiss of peace'.'~ ..\ .. ' . \ . . ' ,'.

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PLEASE make your first New Year's Resolution be an act of love for others by sending a generous sacrifice for the missions today. What a beautiful way for you to begin the new year! And for the world's poor and their missionaries, your gift today Is like a "New Year's kiss"-a greeting and a prayer: "The Peace of Christ be with you." Why not do it-right now!



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Glory and Peace The Christian's approach to Christmas. should be s()me- .. what like the state of the ocean--':'stornis' arid disturba~ces on the surface but deep underneath·, c~lm a.nd' peace. Because he lives in a b!usy~O'rld, b~callse h~ is h'uman, the Christian cannot help' but- be .touched by this world in which. he lives, and its - ~easel,ess activity is bound'to cause some measure of turmoil' within his life. if it were otherwise, he would be inhuman or insensitive or uninvolved., But'this impact should' be' only on .the surface of his life. The Christian' is more than human. He is touched with and by the divine. He'.is in the image of G9d not· only by the fact of his creati:on by God,' but, by the r~ality ,of his redemption by Christ and Hisunionto that redemption in and .through and with, Christ. He has "put on . Christ." And so in the mid'st,oC-the world"s turmoil he should be at peace in union with Christ, knowing that in God he "lives and moves &nd has his being." , I ' . W'hile the' Christian lives and works to make this . world of his a good place-indeed, a Godly place-he also lives as a pilgrim who knows that this is his home only for, a while, and that his journey is from tbi's place to a permanent' dwelling. Christmas, then, is a time for him to re-live his union with Chris.t. It is a time to re-discover his inner self, . his, inner life, where there i~ peace and serenity because 'he is "united to Christ. And i the message Christ gives to him is that which Christ brought at His birth-glory to God, peace to men. This sums, up the whole relationship between God and man. Man', lives, or shoUld for God, his New' Mexico Indians Give Thanks Creator and his Father. And God holds out to His creatures and children peace, serenity in this world;' despite For Return of Tribal Homelands its turmoil, a'nd the eternal peace that comes with' ever.~. TAOS PUEBLO (NC) -Hun- lands including, their, 'sacred dreds of nature-worshipping Ta- Blue Lake. lasting life with Him in heaven.

Making 'an Impact· The Feast of the Holy F,amily this week·end is a fitting time for mot.hers and fathers and sons and daughters to take stock of their' family relationships and, of the efforts each is making to bring about more closely-knit and loving families. . .


Many persoris are upset-and rightfully so-at the disturbing state' of the world and Hie country and local communities. And these' same, persons feel a' sens~ or' frustration because, in so many instances, there is little or nothing that they can do directly to bring about a change' for the better in these, situations that upset them. But. people c'an' start wi(h themselves: And if members of a family begin where they arein their own homes and with their own family members..,.... then they can begin to bring hbout changes for the better here. . And with enough persoq.sin enough families doing this, the impact is bound to make itself felt in ~he community and then on a larger scale.

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The Senate, with White House os Indians, gave thanks here in a Catholic Church for success- blessings; overturned its own fully winning their 64:year-long ..Interior. Committee's' recommencampaign, to' regain tribal home- tdations and voted 70-12.·togive the TaQs Pueblos title. in trust to O~do' 48,000 ·acres. Sens. Fred R. Harris (D-Okla.) FRIDAY-The Birthday of Our and Robert Griffin (R-Mich.) Lord Jesus Christ: Solemnity. who led the Senate opposition White, ,Mass Proper; Glory; and succeeded in the battle for Creed; Preface of Christmas. the Indians' rights hailed the There are three different texts vote as a symbolic victory that for the Masses: Midnight, would give hope to thousands of Dawn, and Daytime. . Indians of other tribes. SATURDAY-St.. Stephen,. DeaOpponents didn't like what con, First. Martyr. Feast. Red. they termed a precedent-setting Mass Pmper; Glory; no Creed; settlement. "It sets a precedent Preface of Christmas. that the Senate will live to reSUNDAY' -. The Holy Family, gret," said Sen. Gordon L. Allott Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Feast. (R-Colo.). White. Mass Proper; Glory; The Indians are elated and their .90-year-oldspiritual leader, Creed; Preface of Christmas. MONDAY-The Holy Innocents Juan De Jesus Romero, personof Bethlehem. Feast. White. ally, thanked Congress in his Mass Proper; Glory;' no Creed; native tongue for "restoring our Indian religion and our Indian Preface of Christmas. lives." TUESDAY - Fifth Day Within Here 'in Taos, his followers got Octave of Christmas~ White. the message by radio. They ran Mass Proper; Giory; (Commemoration of St., Thomas across a wooden bridge to pray Becket. Optional); no Creed; at the tiny adobe Catholic . Church. Many were crying with Preface of Christmas. joy. WEDNESDAY-Sixth Day WithThe Indians say the regained in Octave of Christmas. White. Mass ·Proper; Glory; no Creed; lllnd and lake are sacred to their ancient native religion, although Preface 'of Christmas. THURSDAY Seventh Day most of them also worship here Within Oc;:tave of Christmas. in the Catholic Church built by White. Mass- Proper; Glory; the early Spanish missionaries. (Comrt:leinoration of St. Syl- They see no conflict and have vester., Optional); no' Creed; been prac;:ticing both religions for many years. Preface of Christmas. Archbishop James P. Davis of Santa Fe has long endorsed pasNecrology sage of the legislation destined DEC. 27 to return the land to the Indians. Rev. Thomas J: Stapleton, In 1968 the archbishop was 1956, Pastor, Corpus' Christi, among leaders of a then-new Sandwich. national committee formed to DEC. 28 support· the efforts of the Taos Rev, Charles R. S'mith, 1955, Indians to regain the land which Pastor, Immaculate Conception, had become part of the Carson Fall River. . National Forest.

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WASHINGTON (NC)-Guidelines for marriages involving Catholics with persons of other 'faiths were issued here by t~e Nati,onal Conference of Catholi<.; Bishops. Based on the mixed marriage norms issued last Spring by Pope Paul VI, the guidelines remove the demand that the nonCatholic party promise not to block his or her Catholic spouse from the Catholic's obligation to raise children of the marriage as Catholics. . Approved by the bishops at their recent. semiannual meeting here, the guidelines, which take . effect, Jan. 1 are to be implemented at the diocesan level. The bishops' statement also makes it possible for a mixed marriage to be performed in places other than a Catholic church and before a minister or official other than a Catholic priest, as long as some kind of public ceremony or public record is involved. In both (instances, the local bishop must be consulted, however. The guidelines cover 20 points, including the promise the Catholic party must make to continue practicing his faith and do all in his power to raise the children as Cath9lics. Specifically ruled out is the possibility of two religious. services or a single service in which both the Catholic and non-Catholic ritlial are .celebrated jointly or successively. Intercommunion is also forQidden. Local bishops, however, may give permission for a nonCatholic minister to participate in the Catholic marriage service by giving additional prayers or blessings or other words of greetings. , The bishops also instructed that· programs be developed to provide for basic pre-marriage education instruction involving such couples; to explore the possibility _of an ecumenical form of mixed marriages to be given in seminaries and through con-· tinuing education programs' for the clergy.

Schedule Electronic EducationConference NEW ORLEANS (NC) - An international conference on new trends in electronic education will meet here Jan. 4 to 9 at Loyola University. The conference has been named NUNTEC I, which stands for nuns in education fields and the possibilities' that modern technology opens up for them. Lay teachers and others intere;ted in Catholic education are also expected' to attend. NUNTEC I is jointly sponsored' by UNDA, international Catholic association for radio and television, and Loyola's communications department. The conference will acquaint Catholic educators with modern technological theories and equipment which are reshaping traditional black board and lectern styles of education. THE ANCHOP. Second Postage Paid at Fall River, Mass" Published every Thursday at 4tO Highland Avenue. Fall River, Mass, 02722 by the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Fall River. Subscription price 'by mail, postpaid $4,00 per year,

Giv'es Impression Of Controversia I Churchman

THE ANCHOR--, Thurs.,. Dec. 24, 1970

Students Start POW Campaign

Archbishop Helder Camara who heads the archdiocese of Olinda and Recife in impoverished Brazil, is one of the most celebrated. and controversial chyrchmen in the world. Most of us have heard of his activities or read one or another of

JAMAICA (NC)-5tudents at St. John's University here in Ncw York launched a nationwide c:lmpaign to gather five million signatures aimed at pressuring North Vietnam's government in· to releasing information about Amcrican prisoners of war. The campaign got its start at a rally in the auditorium of this urban campus. It will continue with a series of meetings to gather support from students on other campuses in the metropolitan area. A 5t. John's student spokes· man, Bernard Lawson. said: "Our appeal has no political af· filiation and it is being made ~trictly in the name of humanity. "We are very aware of the North Vietnamese gover~ment's intcrest in the sentiments of America's students, and for this reason we believe that we will succeed where others have fail· cd. We are prepared to meet with representatives of the North Vietnamese government to bring back any message from the people of North Vietnam to the students of America."




his speeches, but have had little personal information about him. Some is supplied by Jose de Broucker in his book The Violence of a Peacemaker (Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N. Y. 10545. $4.95), which comes to us in an English translation by Herma I3riffault and with exc~lIent p~lo10graphs by John Padula. T'lis is not a biography. It is, rather, a set of impressions, interspersed with lengthy quotati;ns from the writings and addresses of Dom Helder. Indeed, the biographical matter it contain~ is mostly found in an epi· logue written (or spoken?) by Dom Heidler himself. In 1964, Dom Helder was named to his present position, in the very poorest part of Brazil. The average income there is SI00. Seventy per cent of the populace is illiterate. The infant mortality rate is 50 per cent. In the sugar-refining town of Cabo, there are 30,000 unemployed out of a population of 60,000. "Only one man there has shoes to wear." Structural Change Neede:J Dom Helder has addressed himself to improving conditions. He does not live in the episcopal palace, but in three small, ~cantily furnished rooms, where the door is always open. He dr::J not we:u the episcopal regalia but goes around in a simple cassock, with a plain wooden cross. He once had faith in various covernmental undertakings to ~ecure the betterment of the poor masses in the northeastern region. But he no longer believes in them, because they have made the rich richer while doing nothing effective about the wretchedness of the poor. He has become convinced that there must be structural change in society before real justice can be achieved. For this, he has been labeled a Communist or a dupe of the Communists. The charge is base- ·Iess. Also, it has been alleged that he condones violence. He "ays that he can understand the violence of a Camito Torres or a Che Guevara, but violence is not for him. He has relentlessly preached non-violence. Critical of Capitalism He strongly advocates popular cducation. People must learn to read; they must learn of the realities of the contemporary world; they must learn to put .:side apathy and despair; they I:1USt learn their own power.


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It's fun to sing Christmas songs, but it's I1wre fun to play the guitar and autoharp. If you don't get '11zad at the kids who tak.e 100 long tU1ns, you can put a straw in your manger. "

He presses for what he calls "the humanization of the peot pIe," bringing them up from 1il sub-human status and a sub~ human life to the stature and the living conditions of men, to whom justice is due and to whom justice is rendered. Dom Helder is critical of caPi italism and of United States im c perialism in Latin America, es~ pecially of the economic sort. H~ believes that, as the Christian part of the third world, Latin America has a providential rol~ to play among the underdevel c oped countries. Solid Reality Mr. de Broucker attributes t9 Dom Helder the force of ~ prophet and the subtleties of a politician, and it is not hard to see why a dictatorship, such a~ Brazil's, looks upon him witl1 intense disfavor, and also why some of his fellow bishops have misgivings about him. i But Dom Helder insists that he respects the laws of the Church, could tolerate no disobedience' to the institutional I Church, and feels the need t~ he "in line with" Christ, the . Church, and the pope. There is no doubt that the author looks upon his subjeq as a great hero, and accords him a species of worship. The first

pages of the book cause one to fear that one is in for a soggy sentimental tribute. But the solid reality of Doin Helder cuts through the mists of emotional regard, and his own words succ~ed in characterizing and explaining him.

It has reminded us that in the 16th ·century men and women felt so deeply about their faith that they died to defend it," the Cardinal said. "This is true of our own martyrs and of the Protestants who suffered for their beliefs.

"The canonization will help to us what true ecumenism really means. It does not mean· abandoning the tabernacle, throwing away our rosaries or playing down the authority of the Pope. That is false ecumen~how


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WASHINGTON (NC) :.:.,.. The pulpit-pounding, hell-fire-and- ' brimstone parish mission preacher has disappeared from the Catholic scene, a priest invo!vec! in aiding the disappearance 'said here.

Despite the economy slump, the holi9ay season ,will bring out a rash of social. events, and whether it's an informal gathering of friends or an elabo'rate ' formal evening, clothes will glitter· and gleam. There. .are two trends. of . thoughts on holiday dressing.

The priest, La Salette Father John C. Hughes, said that parish retreats and missions, though still functioning, are not flourishing. He said this is because Catholics still associate parish missioners with "hell-fire and brimstone, strict moralistic views and old-fashioned theology, rather than with the present .personalistic .approach."


Father Hughes' is publicity chairman of The Inter-Community Association of 1!1issioners (Inter-Com), whose goal is "to enhance and gain respect fQr the image of the professional preacher in America." InterCom, Father Hughes said, has been set up to bring parish missions and retreats out of their current decline. Founded here in December 1967 at a seminar organized by the Paulist Fathers, Inter-Com has seminars held each December since then. Attended by more than 100 preachers from 22 orders and congregations of priests involved in mission work, the 1968 and 1969 seminars featured nationally known speakers and the last seminar, besides talks by a scripture scholar and a moral theologian, provided opportunities for general and small group discussions.


One 'group' of women likes to buy holiday outfits' that are topnotch in quality but have a more basic, round-the clock look. These a're outfits that' can be worn before five as well'asafter and can appear dressy or casual. , The other type' of woman chooses . the more elaborate, dressy. dress that fairly shrieks, ' PARTY. 'These can be J fun outfits, that lift ,your morale and really get you in a , celebrating mood. They, do have : one drawback, however, one can I get very tired of any outfit that is so memorable - everyone. remembers it. . , Such clothes are best bought ' by the gal 'who either has enough of a clothing budget that she can buy a "wear once, ~~seas(.m dress" or,leads ~u.~h a,i busy' arid; varieds9cial life ~that $I:te attends many different func-:' i !ions ea~.t( ·.seasO:n a.nd dpesn't' i run across the same people at each one.. , ." , ' ,. . ' .... : . , L<ir'ig'· fcir'~Ev~hjng :f:i ..' I predict'that"many of tpr r'eally ,.bnlV,e,,nscious' girl's will be 'going lorig for'evening. If you've had a long black, I or 'navy skirt, that you tucked, in the back of your closet a few' ye;lrs back, dig it out, buy a' lovely, soft and feminine blouse and join the parade. The .girls: who feel that it would be a bit' overdone (but really this season nothing is too much) tan 'always, save the longer lengths Jor at'





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THE ANCHORThurs.. Dec. 24, 1970

E&:iscopal Church Cuts Staff

BUFFALO (NC)-An economy drive by the debt-stricken Buffalo diocese means that at least 10 schools will close and a proposed Catholic hospital will not be built. As part of a massive financial retrenchment, other cutbacks outlined by Buffalo Bishop James A. McNulty include: One-third reduction of the £866,000 budget for 15 diocesan offices and related services. Sale of five major diocesan' properties. Relocation of the diocesan minor seminary. . \ A $50-a-year tuition increase raising the total fee to $400 in remaining qiocesan high schools. The bishop of the eight-county diocese announced the budget cuts after discussing rising costs and the $16 million diocesan debt in a closed meeting with pastors of its 272 parishes.

NEW YORK (NC)-The executive council of the Episcopal. Church in the United States has voted to cut in half the number of persons on it.s national headquarters staff. here. ~.

The action taken by the governing body of the denomination was taken at a' meeting in Greenwich, Conn. A spokesman for the church at its. headquarters here, explained that the estimated 100 persons who will lose their jobs will be notified by Dec. 31. ..

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Need $3.7 Million Despite 'all these retrenchments, property sales and consolidations, the diocese still nec::ls to raise $3.7 million to begin a systematic program of debt retirement. Otherwise, according to diocesan officials deficit financing will continue and progress will be impossible. In a fund-raising effort Msgr. John J. McHugh, chairman of the diocesan financial resources committee, called for a "motivated giving program" to be conducted during April and May, 1971, independent of the annual Catholic Charities Drive. The program, if ;:ccepted by pastors, would ask that parish quotas of 15 per cent based on parish income for 1969 be raised through an increased offertory drive.• <;atholic Population Diocesan high schools scheduled for phasing out by September 1971 include: Bishop O'Hern, 347 students; Bishop Colton, 333 students; Bishop Ryan, 268 students; Bishop Gibbons, 346 students, Nash Hall, 255 students, plus an annex to Bishop Timon High School in South Buffalo. In all, five Catholic elementary schools, four high schools and one annex are scheduled to close. by next September. Their total enrollment is 2,496. Msgr. Leo E. Hammerl, diocesan superintendent of schools,' .gave assurance t!lat all teachers and "all pupils now attending these schools scheduled for closing can be accommodated in other diocesan schools." The 948,000 Catholics in the diocese are thought to account for 56 per cent of the area's total population. In Buffalo, the state's second largest city, the proportion 'of Catholics is even higher.


The executive council approved the cut in personnel after it heard the results 'of an' informal survey taken among Episcopal. Qishops th~oughout the country. The prelates indicated to the governing.unit that the total anticipated income they would be abl~ to provide for the coming years was $10,929,126. The council had hoped for $12,702,376. Termination of employment will be conducted over the sixmonth-period from Jan. 1 to June 30, '1971. The council voted a $337,500 fund which will be used for severance pay, re-training programs, and a plan to help those without jobs to find other employment.

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Arrest Youth,' 19, On Arson Charge

THE ANCH9 R. Thurs., Dec..24; 1970':


American Girl Lea rns Fac'ts In Israel'

PHILADELPHIA (NC)-A 19year-old boy was arrested and three others are being sought in · connection with the firebombing of St. Elizabeth's parish here. There were no injuries. The fire damaged the rectory reception' room. The arrested youth has been charged with arson. conspiracy. setting personal property afire= and malicious mischief. Four · youths were reported to have tossed a Molotov cocktail through. the reception room wipe


YORK (NC) ~ Maureen Mc-,! Guire did ,something different! after graduating' from high school. .

Political science classes at' . Catholic'" High School here i . sparked bubbly Maureen's inter· est in' the Middie East. "I kept jumping on top of desks yelling; 'Israel must· win. 'Israel' must, win,''' she' said. '''Our problems ' of democracy:teacher kept saying. 'Ypu do~'t ~now the, facts.' :.

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Two other pombs exploded',on the pavement in front of the 'rectory. Information given by a youth who witnessed the' firebombing led to the arrest.

"I' wanted" to find out the' facts," Maureen said. ;'So I I 'went.". She just. returned from a • year's stay at a.n Israeli kibbutz I or' collective farm. ~, Her jobs. on the collective in- : e1ilded': everything from cutting! . . roses in a hothouse to counting I worms in cotton plants: She 'also f . worked' in the houses where~' babies are tended and.' in the.' com~unial restaurant. For the I first' Jew months. she attended. e1asses on Hebrew and Israeli' ~ culture half the day. ! I

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Maureen's kibbutz' was located: in. the Gaza Strip- a hot spot, for more reasons than its arrid ; '. .. I cliinate. '. In the "1948 war. residents of her kibbutz' ~topped' the.Egyp" ! tian advance 'on Tel .Aviv:In !. the Six-Day War in 1967, the i Kibbutz was an' Israeli he'ad-; quarters. ' . . ' ,, Current Middle East tension is I,. evident, too. The. collective id still surrouded by barbed wire and guarded every night. . -But Maureen. said war is' something the Israelis have: learned to .live with. "One night, I like to put things on the tree. I wouder Jesus the' terrorists came ... and blew: up our' water' pump, .?r tried to·... : she said. "I was the only' one: who was frightened by it."· : "They never got' upset. It I never bothered them," she con· I' BELLEVILLE (NC)-A statue- ing the "spectacular setup" of tin~ed. "They've got so' much: self-confidence ... It's this feel- I napper using. the unlikely Illame . th.e crib s~ene. "Your plastic Jesus was ing that they 'can handle what- I of Herod put ~:hrist' back in taken," the note said to "symever comes. and if they can't. Christmas. . . they can't.. That's life." The theft ot' a figure of the In- bolize digust with .'The Way of .fant Jesus was. stolen from an out· Lights," b~coming a tourist at· 'Whole New Society' door "Way of Lights" nativity traction, gathering people of The threat of attack is, one display midway between Belle- contradicting faiths, because of a spectacular' setup." . reason why children live sep- ville. III. and East St. Louis. "Is this conducive to the true " arate from their parents. 'in the I safest part of the kibbutz•.for ! Ah announcer at radio station meaning of Christmas?" the note most of tjle day. Maureen said. . WMRY-FM. operated by the. asked. 'Shrine of Our Lady· of the A 75,OOO-bulb "way of lights" Only a few hundred people Snows. which arranges the disleads' to the crib scene. a tourist !~ live in a kibbutz. so no child is play. broke' the th.eft· news. A attraction for a number of years' far from home. Maureen noted. note demanding $50.000 ran- in this area. Father Edwinthough' 'most . children have som was left in place of the . ~ grown up with their sitters. She statue. It was signed "Herod." GUIld, O.M.l., shrine founder.,~'_', said members of other faiths i s~id it's like being. tended by' your big sister. Twenty-four hours later the. have applauded the annual crib Maureen is 'now a freshman at statue was back-in its place with display•. designed to make peoPenn State University's York. a second "Herod" note protest- ple "more Christ-conscious." campus. She wants to transfer , t'o Hebrew University in Jeru- ' .. - - - - - - - ' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.....- - . salem her junior year. : She sees some similarities be- I tween Israel, and the United I • Savings Bank Life Insurance States. Right. ·now. all kinds of : people who are immigrating I • Real Estate Loans there-people who. came from'I • Christmas and Vacation Clubs caves and people who moved " o Savings Accounts from North America. she said. ! "They all have to live together I 6 5 Convenient Locations . and' work together ... They've I got to get some kind of unity to , NEW 'BEDfORD build their country. It's a whole I new society. and. they have· put SAV~NGS it together." .


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THE ANCHOR-, Thurs., Dec. 24, 1970

St. Mary's Home To Open House F'or Seniors


Magazine Lists 'Un~anonized Saints'

St. Francis prayed to th~ Lord, "Make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sad,ness, joy."

GRAYMOOR (NC) - Modernday heroes and models may 'speak to today's world better than some canonized saints, according to a Catholic monthly published here. The, Lamp: A Christian Unity Magazine, published by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, features an ecumenical "calendar of uncanonized saints" in its January issue.

And so it will be on Christmas Day as nuns of the Third Order of St. Francis, who staff St. Mary's Home in New Bedford, open their hearts and the home so 50 senior citizens of the Greater New Bedford area can partake of the day's spiritual and joyful blessings.

Trappist poet Thomas Merton and Jewish philosopher Martin Buber' are among those on the list. Others include Greek Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople; Pope John XXIII; civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; social reformer Archbishop Helder Camara of Olinda and Re~ife; Brazil's German theologian-martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, and Dorothy Day, head of the Catholic Worker Movement.

These old people might otherwise have been forgotten, but now they will enjoy this memorable day in' the true spirit of St. Francis. Ordinarily, the home would be vacant on Christmas Day as children scatter to be with their parents and benefactors, and nuns go home for the holiday. But this year Rev. William W. Norton, the home's director, ana Sister Marie Denis, superior of the Glen Riddle Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Philadelphia Foundation, proposed the sharing of their good fortune with the less fortunate.





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us to celebrate Christmas with the elderly. One cannot consider poverty in terms of just money. Many suffer the poverty of loneliness and depression. This day could be the iongest day of the year for some. "They have no one to be with on this joyous occasion and some, I'm sure, will celebrate with a bowl of soup,. if they can afford that. "This day is being organized with the co-operation of senior citizens' officials in New Bedford. They know only too well the people who should be part of this celebration. Transportation will be provided for those who can't make it to and from the home. "The list is being drawn up by those concerned workers who are deeply involved with the elderly in the community. I think it is commendable that all the sisters willingly gave up the chance to go home for Christmas to spend this day here. "There will be a Mass at 1 i A.M. for those who care to share in the spiritual joys of the day. Dinner will follow at noon, prepared by Sister Mary Dativa, O.S.F., and her staff. Then there willi be distribution of gifts and a program of entertainment featured by a songfest of all the carols of the day. "It should be a memorable day for all of us."


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Absenteeisml at Religious T.raining Classes MILWAUKEE (NC)-A report' Ide and Leslie A. Darnieder, asissued here disclosed more than, sistant school superintendents, a third of grade and high school and titled "Where Have All The 'age Catholics in the Milwaukeel Children Gone? The report is archdiocese ilre not receiving based mainly uon comparati:ve any formal religious training, baptism and enrollment statistics either in Catholic schools or dating back to 1947. The report recommended: Confraternity of Christian Doc-, trine programs. i "There may be need for adult inPrepared by the archdiocesanl structions at the time an infant education department, the reporti is baptized. Seemingly, a large estimated that pupils are not re- number of babies were baptized ceiving such training ranged and the baptism began and endfrom 23 to 37 per cent among: ed their formal contact with the grade schools, to 59 per centl Catholic Church." It added: "Each parish should among high schoolers. It was es-' timated that 95,000 out of examine its program to see why 250,000 Catholic students were this large number of children not recei~ing any religion educa~ are not being serviced, where tion. I they are and where are their ' Compiled by Father Harold J. parents? I






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Board 'Affirms' Fund Rejection

THE ANCHOR-" Thurs., l:)ec. 24, 1?70

Issues Warning Against Pollution Of Oceans

WASHINGTON (NC) - Members of the new board of directors of the National Office for Black Catholics (NOBC) voted here to affirm a Nov. 20 decision by the NOBC's interim board rejecting a $150,000 fund offer by the nation's Cathlic bishops.

ROME (NC)-If man continues to contaminate the world's oceans, he is going to pay a bitter price for his recklessness for many generations. This was one of several dire warnings given at the opening of the largest conference ever held to discuss problems and seek solutions to ocean pollution. The conference was convened by the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). About 3QO environmentalists and scientists were here to attend the Technical' Conference on Marine P~llution and Its Effe~ts on Living Resources. On'e' of, the first reports submitted to ·the conference was by Max Blumer, an oceanographer from Woods Hole, who said that no effective method currently exists' for neutralizing the up to 10 million tons of oil spilled annually in the world's oceans. , "A polluted small lake can be reclaimed within a few years," Blumer said. "Lake Erie mayor may not be restored within -50 years, but a polluted ocean will remain irreversibly damaged for many g~nerations." The only way to avert further pollution of ocean environment and preserve its ,resources is to prevent oil spillages from occurring in the first place, Blumer said. 'Formidable Prospect'

The new board's president, lawyer Charles P. Hammock of Philadelphia, said that the NOSC rejection of the money was based on concern with what the allocation represented as well as dissatisfaction with the amount. In a' letter to Bishop Joseph L. Bernardin, general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' and the U. S. Catholic Conference, Hammock accused the Church of paternal· ism in its dealings with black Catholics. "We are fully aware that various dioceses allocate money to assist black parishes and schools and sponsor some programs ... what cannot be overlooked is the paternalistic, patronizing way in which these totally white· controlled funds are handled," Hammock said.

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Lombardi Cancer R~search Center At Georg'etown

The conference opened three WASHINGTON (NC)~eorge­ weeks after Pope Paul, VI, ex- town University here will estabpressed concern about pollutjon lish the Vincent T. Lombardi of bodies of w~teI: when he Cancer 'Research Center as a spoke at the FAO on the organ- memorial to the former coach ization's 25th anniv.ersary. of the Green Bay Packers and ,"W~ see th~ pollutio!1 of the Washington Redskins. Lomrivers, lak~s,. even oceans - to , bardi died. of cancer at the unithe.,points of inspiring fear of a versity hospital Sept. 3. true 'biological' death in the Mrs. Marie. Lombardi, the near futur~ if energetic measures coach's widow, and Father R.J. aje not immediately and coura- Henle, S.J., university president, geous.lY taken and rigorously put stated the center will provide a into practice," the Pope said. "It is a formidable prospect Cuiture which you must diligently exReligion is the main determinplore in order to save from de- ing element in the' formation of struction the fruit of millions of a culture or civilization. years of natural and human se- I -H. Belloc lection," he added. , The FAO has described the world's oce!lns as "probably the o greatest remaining reserve of high protein food." Pollution is damaging this reserve so gravely ;~ as to threaten man's very'survi- I!i i ~ val, according to the FAO. ,~

multi-discipline approach to cancer research and facilities "of the most sophisticated 'nature for the diagnosis, care, and rehabilitationof cancer patients." Father Henle said planning of a cancer research center at Georgetown, one of thecoun-, ~ry'~ I?rgest medbkal .teachil)g instItutIOns,,' h as een In progress nearly two years under a National Cancer Institute grant. Mrs. Lombardi will serve as h~morary chairman of a national committee to develop resources for the center. Charter committee members include a number of sports, personalities, business and professional men,


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"The very activities you point to as evidence of the Church's concern for black people continue to systematically inflict upon black people and others a psychology of their own poverty, helplessness and dependency. "We are the victims of the manifest need of white Catholics and the hierarchy to have identifiable outlets by which to exercise their charity and prove their very liberal concern for the poor and the neglected."


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HONG KONG (NC) - Swimming is not a sport for the hundreds of young Chinese trying to escape to this British island colony just off the .coast of mainland China:

WASHINGTON (NC) - Aldo DiChiara, Catholic War Veterans' national commander, praised as heroic and humanitarian the abortive. effort of President Nixon t~ rescue American prisoners of war from North Vietnam. He said critics of the President and the venture, which employed a volunteer commando unit and bombing of North Vietnam POW camps, expressed an ~'undue solicitude for the welfare of the ~emy," plus a fear of reprisal.

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Urges AdmissioJ1 Of More Refugees .'

Deaf Mute Priest JOHANNESBURG (NC) - A deaf mute, the son of devout Jewish parents, has been ordained here in South Africa by Bishop Ernest Green of Port Elizabeth, a former chaplain to the deaf. Fa~her Cyril Axelrod, 28, said his interest in St. Thomas Aquinas' "Summa Theologica" led to his conversion and his decision to become a priest.



Ironically, Chairman Mao Tsetung had ordered all students to learn how to' swim, giving them the training needed to make their escape.

WASHINGTON (NC)-A complete re-examination of the nation's nationality and naturalization laws and procedures has been called for by an official of the Unit~d States Catholic Conference. In a statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Nationality, John E. McCarthy, executive director of migration and refugee services also recommended that the annual number of refugee admissions to this country· be increased "more in keeping with past demands." McCarthy gave strong support to legislative proposals urging admission of religious functionaries as special immigrants to this country. "The services carried on by members of religious denominations-staffing of schools, hospitals, orphanages, day-care centers, engaging in social work and community organization - are more and more in demand especially in the urban and inner city areas of the United States," he said.



Marist Brother Cites Primary Aims of Catholic Schools CHICAGO (NC) - A Marist Brother said here Cathloic educators and laity may be ignoring central reasons for existence, of their Church schools. : Brother Anthony J. Ipsaro of I the University of Notre Dame i education department told a I group of educators here the aim: of Catholic education should I center on encouraging creativity I

in schools, eliminating mindless conformity and. renewing emphasis on teaching students a sound Christian philosophy. "There seems to be a feeling that if we get money, everything will be all right," Brother Ipsaro said. "Catholic schools are the only really successful operation of the Roman Catholic Church," he

said. He said no other system operating in Catholicism-hospitals, charities, societies, other organizations - have proven as consistently successful as the Catholic school system.


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THE ANCHOR. Thurs., Dec. 24, 1970

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,CLEVELAND (NC) - Cleve· land's diocesan Commission on Catholic Community Action has asked Bishop Clarence G. Issen· mann to initiate a proposal guaranteeing equal employment· iriall contract ~ork and pur. chases in the diocese.

My grandmother always' tells stories of her family'- back- i~ , the "good old days." Her chil; dren gathered around the kitcht , en table and worked together; , making their own Christmas decorations, There was such a warmth, togetherness and glow to her narrations, you ,could al~

The proposal, passed with only one negative vote among some 50 commission members, . requested that Bishop Issenmann approve it and work out admin· istrative details with the Cleve· land office of the interfaith,sponsored Project Equality. of Ohio.. \ A commission spokes'man said that if the propqsal is, put into .action, 'it would be the first time l!ny : Project J;:quality office 'in the', country had established 'mandatory contract compliance to assure equal rights on the job.


most hear the fire crackling. I Last year I 'decided to follow her example. and restore that "old~fashioned' Christmas spirid to our ktchen. I gathered th~ children and we made plans[ They were thrilled with the idea, But, from our experiences, ) have some doubts about Grandi' rna's stories - and her reCipes~ Or maybe, she just forgot to give. me all the instructions. ~ There was the popcorn. My grandmother always popped corn,' advising, "No buying it alL ready done; the popping is half ,the fun. ". She then attached them, with straiight pins, one by one, to the end of 'each little branch. She said the effect was "like snowflakes drifting ovet the tree." "I , The. idea', sout:\ded'so good, Since the kids' had broken most of our ornaments, the popcorn would be a fine substitute. It · would be gorgeous, and it was' something they could all do to~ · gether. ' . We popped. pots full of corn;. ,they. ate "'aU of it. We poppe1 more. By .then they were so sicK of it, they didn't even· want t6 look. at it. After some brain~ washing, I convinced a few of them to' start pinning it to thb tree. ' , I


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-right into your finger... Unless the cranberries are very ripe. Then the needle goes right through, bu.t the. little berr-y squashes "in your hand. . After we had what seemed to be miles of these ropes, we fes· .tooned the tree. The popcorn looke.d lovely but the cl'anber, ries seemed to disappear. Something else Grandma did not tell me. If you want the cranberries. to shoW', YO,\Jl' 'have to. alternate them 'on the same string with::. -the popcoril·. My. cranberry compote ,for the fol· lowirig day, was ilOW: covered with pine s a p . . ' Grandm~'also told; me about a fine day I could make out .of flour and corn starch. Maybe she. couldinake it; I couldn't. .Wise SIIlOW Men . , I followed' her" r~cipe exactIy-' a handful of this,a pinch of' that, add a little water until it looks "rigl-i't" -- and I .had the most . unmanageable glop you ever saw. It stuck to .the kids; it stuck to the table; 'it stuck to . the floor .. : it just wouldn't stick to itself. Determined to prove I 'could make these' old·fashioned ornaments, I· added more flour until .we could mQld it irito a,1I ~orts'of'

Grandma Didn't Tell. . ,. Do 'you kno~ how'm'any litUk branches are on· . a Christma~ tree? Infinitely more than my pa~ tience could pin..popcorn on:!I . ' After an. hour's work; we couldn't even see what had been · done.' I . Besides, 'every 'time we tried to slip a pin through the popL corn, it shattered into crumbs. Grandma didn't tell me it had' to get stale before we could put a pin through it. '.. . I Instead. of a iight'drift of sno~ over. the .tree, we had the imz~ . zard of'SS on the floor. I Then I remembered another · of Grandma's great Christmas stories. She said they used to string popcorn arid cranberrie~ to decorale the tree. . So we tried to string the pop' corn. 'Oddly, this went weit In fact, it was going so well, I del cided to go all the way and con~ tribute the two boxes of crant. berries I had bought. (or .Ch·ristr mas dinne~. . _, I Ever try to put a needie .' through a cranberry? It doesn't ' go-and doesn't go-then zip I


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THE ANCHORThurs., Dec. 24, 1970

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NEW YORK (NC) - Cardinal Terence Cooke, military vicar for the U. S. armed forces, will confine his annual tour of military bases to the Pacific area and the Far East this year.

HARRISBURG (NC)-Ndnpublie schools in Pennsylvania reo ceived more than $4.2 million in state aid from the Department of Education on Dec. I, a department official said here. Vincent McCoola, director of the department's Office for Aid to Nonpublic Education, said that amount was part of a $19 million package that 1,147 non· public schools would receive over a two-year period. The non public schools' received about $4.8 million in September, and another $LO million has been earmarked for next year. The payments are for "rendering secular educational services" during th'e 1969·70 school year. In 196B-69, when the aid started, the nonpublic schools got $4.8 million. Most of the funds covering both payment periods - ' $14.9 million-will go to 1,064 Catholic schools, while 84 other nonpublic schools will receive $4.8 million. Principal source of funds since JUly 1 has been 14 per cent of monies collected from the state cigarette tax.

The-cardinal-archbishop of New "York will celebrate Christmas day with the troops in South Vietnam on a seven·day visit to Saigon. His itinerary includes: Alaska, Dec. 14-15; Korea, Dec. 16-17; Japan, Dec. 18; Tai· wan, Dec. 19; Hong Kong, Dec. 20; Saigon, Dec. 21·27; Thailand, Dec. 27·29; Philippines, Dec. 2930; Okinawa, Dec. 31·Jan. 1; Truk, Jan. 2; Guam, Jan. 3-4 and Hawaii, Jan. 5. He is expected to return to New York on Jan. 6 or 7. Anniversary Mass As a preliminary to his trip, Cardinal Cooke held his annual yuletide get·together for children of the New York Foundling Hospital. This year an added dimen· sion was the fact taht the cardi· nal was celebrating the 25th an· niversary of his ordination, to' the priesthood. To mark that occasion, an anniversary Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's cathedral. It was preceded by a party on Staten Island for nearly 2,500 children from orphanages in the New York archdiocese.

A newly formed group called Concerned Christian Laymen, charged, ina ·broclfure it' circu- ' lated among pastors and laity, that the council was involved in "controversial activities," has stated aims that are "totally un· acceptable to basic Catholic dogma," and is mainly interested in getting its hands on "Catholic money."

Franciscans Open Rural Institute JUTIAPA (NC) - Priests from the Franciscans' New York province has established the Center for Human Formation here to help serve the educational needs of the rural population in southeastern Guatemala. "The center will be a response to the problems and questions of the campesino (poor farmers), who is the symbol of faith for the Church in Latin America," Father Feliciano Napoli, codirector of the institute, said at ceremonies marking the founding of the center.

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President Nixon' Sets PoUti'cal Asylum WASHINGTON (NC) - President . Nixon announced new guidelines here to prevent recurrence of a recent incident in which a defectfng Soviet seama~ was refused sanctuary aboard a . Coast Guard cutter. Orders from Nixon to all federal agencies stated that no would be defector is to be re-, turned "arbitrarily or summar· i1y" to foreign control until it could be determined if his plea for asylum was legitimate. The President, aiso ordered that the White House be inform-

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!HE ANCHOR-Diocese of Fall River-Thurs. ,Dec. 24, 1970

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In the life 'of Christ we see MERCY - "Take courage, your sins are forgiven you; we see CC>MPASSION-"Allow the little children to come to me"':"'" "Unless you become like one 'of these, you ca'n not· enter the kingdom of Heaven." In the life of Christ we See CARE - "Whatever you have done for these, the least of my brethren, you have done to Me;" \ve see SACRIFICE-"The reason the Father loves me is because I lay down my life, that I may take it up again. No man takes it from me, but I lay, it down of Myself.'"

MADISON (NC) C;ltholic. Protestant and Jewish 'Ieaders have asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to protect the Amish way of life against a threat to religious liberty. Pending before the state high court is an appeal on behalf of three Amish fathers of '!'jew Glarus, Wis., convicted in a lower court on a charge of failing to have their children attend high school.

fered, had mercy, andcompassian, did not despair and gave Himself willingly to the Father -so too must the true Christian. In the period of the test of salva.tion; the time called life, he must bring to a degree of perfection all that is found in this wonderful, joyful, saving life of Christ; the accomplishment of his life being that he has Christ, and that he brings Christ into the world. In effect, that ,Christ lives in Him, and through Him, Christ lives in the world. What' is true of every person worthy of the name Christian, is all the more true of those chosen from among men to be the "dispensers of the mysteries of God"-those called to participate most especially in the priesthood of Jesus Christ by vocation and by their priestly consecration through sacramen· tal ordination.

The Amish way of life calls for the equivalent of a grade school education for their children. It opposes <:!ducation that is "increasingly technical, secular and materialistic," contrary to state school laws requiring children to attend high schools. The Rev. Willis Merriman, executive director,' Wisconsin Council of Churches; Rabbi Manfred E. Swarensky, who fled Nazi Germany's religious persecution in the 1930s an9 Msgr. Andrew R. Breinee, Madison editor of the Catholic Herald Citizen newspaper, filed a friend of court Brief on behalf of the Amish fathers.

The man marked with the sign of the Holy Spirit, Anointed with the Sacred Chrism, sealed with the sign of Sacred Orders must, in an ever-increasing degree, bring. this Christ, the lover of saints and 'Of sinners-into his own life and radiate it into the lives of all who even hear his name. He. must become a sign of Christ. On May 30th, 1931 along with several other young men, John CITIES SERVICE J. Hayes, an ordained Deacon DISTRIBUTORS in the Church of God, prostrated' himself just prior to Ordination Gasoline. to the Sacred Priesthood, the .Fuel and Range Litany of Saints was being sung,' and outside the Cathedral Church a civic parade was going by on the strE~et below-a band OIL BURNERS came 'by~it 'played "Y()u're in For Prompt Delivery the Army Now"-the soon to be. & Day & Night Service Father John Hayes mentioned many times, that this moment struck' him both comically and G. E. BOILER BURNER UNITS seriously 'at the same time. It What would. I say to Mary? ]'d say, "Can. Rural Bottled Gas Service helped him to realize how Christ I play outside with your Baby?" must be the One. to Whom all 61 COHANNET ST his allegiance was owed, the TAUNTON One Whom he must serve with Attleboro - No. Attleboro hfs whole heart and soul. charitable in judgement. If ever the Divine Mysteries who made , Taunton a man could find the good in Christ live among men. May Interest helps make the man, men, he did, and of this there is God receive his priestly soul. and Father Hayes had only one consuming interest in the en- no doubt. Always a man; always a F~(~~~::l$l~~~~:3'l:ll~::l$l~~~~)j-~~~~~~::tl:3'l:3'l:l'l::tl::tl:ll:ll::tl:ll:ll:ll~ tirety of his life-Christ Jesus priest,his presence enriched ~ • and the Church of God. An ever each and everyone into whose ~ ~ perfecting mirror of the Lord presence he came. "Unless the ' ~ was so evidently present in this ~ gentleman who was truly a grain of wheat falls to the earth ~ and dies"-dies to itself to be~ {S GENTLE MAN; in this priest ~ ~ who was a churchman-,..truly a come one with Christ. The philosophy of life which ~ CHURCH MAN. There was the ever present, strong, though enabled Monsignor Hayes to gentle determination to "restore emulate his Divine Exemplar so ~ all things in Christ" through the well, might have been borrowed ~ ministry of the Church and'in from Cardinal Newman, who faithful and humble obedience wrote,: They alone are truly to her' comm'ands and directives. able to enjoy this world, who begin ,with the world unseen. First things must always come They alone enjoy it, who h a v e ) : : ! : , : : : : first-the Church and its needs, abstained from it-They a'lone ~ : : :,: ,: a person in despair, one sick and lonely, many' personal inconveniences-some to the point of trial-"Let them come to me."

In the culmination of the birth of Christ, with' its subsequent fulfillment of the will of the Father-tl1"e shedding of the I~st drop of His Sacred Blood upon the wood of that Cross, there was no cry of despair-only the The story of the life of Father look and the word of love,.- Hayes, whether it be in Sand"Father forgive them" - "Son, wich, SS. Peter ancFPaul in Fall behold thy mother"-"Into yo'ur .. River, St. Mary's in the north hands I comme'nd my Spirit.'" end, or here at Holy Name is What is evidenced in the Life' one and the same story.. There of Jesus Christ, the Savior of. the were no two personalities, no world, is to be mirrored in the tw.o fronts to Monsignor Hayes, life _of. everyone who has the debut only the one-'-the one living sire and' is worthy to be call'ed solely to bring Christ to any and Christian. If Christ sacrificed, :so to all Men. How many can witmust the Christian sacrifice,-- ness to the .fact of his care? To and for the' same reasons that his compassion? To his gentle Christ did. r'f Christ loved, suf- and kind understanding? Always


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THE ANCHORThurs., Dec. 24, 1970

Schedule Hearings On Abortion Law TALLAHASSEE (NC)-Statewide hearings on possible changes in Florida's century-old abortion law were cl\lIed for here by state senate president, Jerry Thomas. The law now on the books allows abortions only when an expectant mother's life is in danger. Efforts to modify the law have failed in the past four legislative sessions. Five different abortion bills are scheduled for consideration by the 1971 Florida legislature, Thomas said they range from slight modifications to permit abortion under, strict medical and residency requirements to a measure permitting a patient and doctor to make the decision themselves.

BY LUKE SIMS Loyola College of Montreal hardly, if ever, found its way into the sports headlines of papers throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Michael Joseph Sylvia of North Dartmouth on the other hand received "ink" periodically during his four years at Bishop Stang High School. When the son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin J. Sylvia of 9 Summit Avenue, enrolled at the Montreal institution four years ago, nothing really changed. Sports fans in the Southeastern Massachusetts area remained in the dark about the fortunes of Loyola while Sylvia remained in the headlines. A few weeks ago, the Warriors concluded their season. And with the final gun, Sylvia put the wraps on a fine colllege career.

College President Named to Council JERSEY CITY (NC) - Jesuit Father Victor R. Yanitelli, president of St. Peter's College here, has been named by President Nixon to the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity. The 21 cmember council serves as a general advisory board to the Office of Economic Opportunity and reviews the effectiveness of the agency's war on poverty programs. Father Yanitelli, active in community and educational affairs in New Jersey, wi1l serve on the council until September, 1972.

For the past four seasons, the 5-11, 190-pounder has been a starting cornerback on the perennially tough Warrior defensive unit. During the first four games of this past season, in which Loyola enjoyed a 3-1 record, the defensive unit held the opposition to a total of 33 points (8.1 per game) to rank as the" best defensive record in Canada. Wins



Under head coach George Dixon, former star pro Canadian football player, the Warriors en-' joyed an unbeaten season in the former's first year at the helm (two seasons ago) and went on to gain a b'erth in the Central Canadian Division finals. Last year, despite injuries and inexperience, Dixon guided his mates to a .500 season. Sylvia played a leading role in both seasons. His performance was such that Dixon went out on a limb and predicted All-Star ratings for the North Dartmouth resident. While at Stang, Mike was a three letterman, competing in football, track and golf. As a member of the Spartans grid squad. he played offensive fullback and was a standout

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George Williams University in Montreal next September to earn his masters in that field. Country Club Caddy In addition to playing football on a varsity level at Loyola, Sylvia was in charge of the Men's Intramural football program at Hingston Hall (men's residence) during his junior year. With the gridir.on season behind him, Mike is now the head usher for all hockey and basketball games played on the Loyola campus. This year, Mike was elected to the Loyola of Montreal Athletic Association Council, one of only 10 members to be named to a post. The council is mainly responsible for raising funds for the athletic programs and is the "jury" in all student athletic "gripe" sessions. Mike worked hard to pay his way through Stang and LoYOla,

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LOUIsviLLE '(NC)-Students at a' Catholic school here. have appealed to North Vietnamese officials for ,better treatment and freedom for American prisoners of war. In a letter-writing campaign, l48pupils in grades 5. to 8 at Out Mother of Sorrows School addressed 'eithe'r the president of North Vi~tnam', or the North Vietnamese delegation at the Paris peace talks about American prisoners. '

As"'Guardlans ' , PHILADELPHIA (NC) - Two Philadelphia doctors entered "an abortiontase pend'ing here by, ask'ing t,!)e feder:al court of Penn J sylvaniais eastern ,district to ap~ PC?int them as' g4a~dians for un'i' born infants threatened' by abor~' tion. , Drs. George A. Porre~a, ,i;\nd' Basil J, Giletto, both obstetrician-~ , gynecologists, informed'the courf that they were entering the case on behalf of interested parties s8' far unrepJesent~d: ,unborn chilr' dren.'" . . On'the other, 'side, 1,141 men, w6miri. ~nd p'rofessionals have ;challeng~,d,Pennsylvania abortion laws and Philadelphia Distric~ ,Attorney Arlen Specter's en. forcement of them in a civil' sui~ filed against Specter, I ' , ' " I ' The •~?meilseek' reli~f: fro~ alleged, "state·imposed ,compu1t·', sion' to' bear a child as' a' ,'result of any present or future preg" nancy",;w:hiCh' they, may' wish to terrrlinate~for physical, emotional, , 'financial or other reasons, / Men'involyed in the c;ase see~ relief, ,from ,t!:le law on the ground' that, it forces them to become fathers, while theprofes~ sionals-doctofs, lawyers, psychologists, clergymen and socia'i work~rs~harged' that.the present abortion laws deter them in the practice of their profession~.




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Young relatives of new Ordinary manifest interest in ,Instaliation Dites.

Bishop Cronin waits for the Apostolic Delegate to lead him to the episcopal ~hair in the sanctuary of the cathedral.

... Two of the concelebrants, Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Considine, P.A. and Rev. Msgr. John E. Boyd, with Bishop Cronin.


THE ANCHOR-Diocese qf Fall River.-2Th·urs .. Dec. 24, 1970 '.

Bishop. Cronin and Archbishop Raimon di _.,t banquet commemorating installation Ceremony. Mrs. Cronin receives Holy Communion from her son. DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL-combine a life of prayer and action. Br.ingers of the Gospe! Mes· sage to souls everywhere by means of personal contact: Pauline Missionaries labor in 30 Nations. Members witness to Christ in a unique missionpropagation of the printed Word of ';od. The Sisters write. illustrate. print and bind their own publications and diffuse them among people of all creeds. races and cultures. Young girls. 14·23 Interested in this vital Mission may write to: REV. MOTHER' SUPERIOR 50 S~ .• Paul's Ave.. Boston. ~ass. 02130

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hogan of St. Raphael's Prorish, Medford are visited by their former pastor. Mrs. Hogan served as Bishol) Cronin's secretary while he was Auxiliary in Boston.

.Aged Most Ne.glected Minority in ~ation But little .Done To Improve Lot PHILADELPHIA (NC) - The old are perhaps the most neglected minority in America today. While modern medicine's efforts to extend the quantity of life have assured 67 years of existence for the average male an'd 73 years for the average female, little effort has been made to improve the quality of those extra years. In fact, there is a growing trend in America toward "ageism," according to psychiatrist Robert Butler of' Washington, D. C. Age-ism, he said, is just "not wanting to have all those ugly old people around." Butler predicts that by the end of the century, age-ism will be a problem equal to present-day racism. In the family-oriented Eastern world, age is a measure of merit. Elders are held in high esteem and are generally understood to react to that esteem with. considerable amounts of wisdom. But the hold of the family unit in the U. S. is at best tenuous. Rather than being the transmitters of the Western culture, the old have become a "strangely isolated generation," according to anthropologist Margaret Mead. Niche No nkhe has been provided in society for the old. For the most part, they are being phased out of the business and social worlds. It might seem that the old are the best suited for this fate. After all, some maintain they have had their turn at bat and an ample opportunity to provide financially for their retirement. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. One out of every four Americans 65 or over lives at or below the poverty line. Over two million or 10 per cent of the old live on social security alone. The combination of fixed incomes, diminishing savings and spiraling costs has shaped the old into a class that Time magazine has termed the "nouveaux pauvres"-the. new poor. Within this economic framework, there exist three alternatives for the old: to stay in their own homes, to move in with their children or to live in an institution. Many people are able, both physically and economically, to live in their own homes. But even this select group is faced with certain threats, not the least of which is boredom. Elderly women are generally better suited to retired life at home. The house is their hunting ground and there is always something to keep them busy. Men, on the other hand, are used to spending only part .of their day in the house and they often find themselves ill at ease in the restricted environment. Moreover, older men usually find their circle of associates dWindling with each passing year. Solution One solution to the boredom problem is evidenced in the reo cent upswing of "golden age" cities. The cities seem to afford the elderly with the happy combination of tranquility and com路 panionship. But only a small

More and more, the elderly percentage of the old are lucky enough to benefit from the cities. ,are exercising their political A recent Time magazine re- prowess. The 2.5 million-member port estimated that one-third of National Council of Senior Citithe nation's old live "in the de- zens was instrumental. in pushteriorating cores of the big cities. ing through Medicare and is now On Manhattan's upper' West active in bettering the services Side, thousands of penniless' provided by that bill. widows in dingy single-roomassociatio~s have Other occupancy hotels bar their doors banded together to provide their against the alcoholics and the membership with better autodope addicts with whom they mobile insurance, cheaper medishare the \bathroom, 路the pad- cines and the like. locked refrigerator and the "telephone down the hall." Faced with the financial inability to 'support themselves, many of the old move in with their children. Living together, WASHINGTON (NC) - The however, presents problems' for United Way for America, the both parent and offspring. recently reorganized United Elderly men usually do not Community Funds and Councils provide as big a problem when of America, has been chided by they live with their children. . a Catholic priest for lack of reThe diversion offered in a fam- ligious leadership. ily setting usually helps to keep Msgr. Lawrence J. Corcoran, the man busy. His principal dif- secretary of the National Conferficulty very often is that he is ence of Catholic Charities, sent separated from his old friends a letter to United Way presiand neighBorhood. dent Bayard Ewing of New York Elderly women, however, do criticizing the group for not not seem to adjust to the situ- electing or nominating a clergyati()n as well. Generally, they man to its new board formed at have been used to ruling the a meeting in Dallas, Tex. roost arid their unwillingness or, , Msgr. Corcoran, a member of perhaps, inability to relinquish the group's governing board bethis position often results in the fore its' reorganization, said a "Mother, I'd-rather-do-it-myself" clergyman should have been syndrome. named to the board because' Institution United Way appeals to the soThe third alternative, institu- cial awareness of business cortional living, is the one least em- porations when seeking contriployed. Only five per cent of the butions. old in America live in institu- . "Such motivation must appeal tions, according to Time. How- to more than fear or selfever, fewer than half of the interest," he said. 25,000 'homes offer skilled nurs"These basically' are concepts ing services. And the facilities which touch man's spiritual in many of the homes are far roots, concepts enunciated and from desirable, as recent reports, urged by religion. Since the by Ralph Nader. indicate. United Way will be dealing with Moreover, a constant threat in these concepts and means to imold-age institutions is that the plement them, it seems appropriresidents, continually being re- ate and even necessary to have. minded of their years by the the involvement of religious sights around them, will not be leaders at the highest level of able to turn their minds away -its structure." from death. Ewing would not comment on But beneath the problems of the priest's letter when asked living at home, with children about it by NC News, although or in an institution, there is a he sajd there are vacancies on basic problem. the board. He said clergymen Timetable had served on the board before Each individual ages accord- it was reorganized. ing to his own timetable, apparently, and the role that chronic illness plays on that timetable Name Outstanding is of uncertain influence, accord- Catholic Youths ing to Dr. Carl Eisdorfer of Duke WASHINGTON (NC)- Six ~ University. nominees for awards honoring ~ Activity-poor days resulting in outstanding Catholic young peoii boredom seem to have quite an pie' have been announced by ~ impact on the aging process, the National Catholic Youth Or-' m however. ganization Federation here. ~, Anthropologist Margaret Clark .~ Three teenagers are runnfng ~ interviewed 600 elderly people ~ in San Francisco and found that for the CYO federation's Out~ engagement with life contributed standing Catholic. Youth of the A vastly to their psychological Year plaque, and three ot-hers in ~ well-being, provided that the their 20s are competing for the federation's Outstanding Cathom enga~ement was not gain-related. ~ But the old have, for the most Iic Young Adult of the Year , part, been left so far out of the awa~. . Diane Berry, 18, of Miami, ~ mainstream, that it is not easy Fla.; Mary Jouise Morrell, 18, of ~ for them to become involved. St. Louis, Mo., and William ~ Strength ~ One way the old can provide Davi,d Pesqueira, 15; of Tuscon, '" the.mselves with activities is to Ariz., are the teenagers. All ~ exercise their tremendous polit- three have been parish or diocical strength路. The old are almost esan Cya officers and a,ctive in .~ equal in numbers to the nation's volunteer community aqivities. ~ Young adult nominees include /il blacks and the ranks' are grow~ " ing. Moreover, since practically Doug Scvott, 25, of Indianapolis, ,Iij Ind.; Sharon M. 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