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hdioces e Focuses On Catholic Press Ecumenism Is A Keynote: Priest-Speakers Will Carry Message To All Parishes "The Progress, a bridge to understanding" will be a key theme of the 24 priests who have been named Press Month priest-speakers by the Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly. Eighty-seven of the 111 parishes in the arch- diocese will be visited by the special speakers with the archdiocese divided into sections so that certain parishes will hear the Press Month sermon February 3, others on the 10th, some on the 17th and the re- mainder on the 24th. In those parishes which priest- speakers are unable to visit, the pastors will give the sermons. Although the purpose of Press Month is to see a subscription to The Progress in every Catholic home, an added emphasis is being placed this year on sending gift subscriptions to non-Catho- lic friends and neighbors. Pope John XXIII has set as a goal for modern Christians the complete unity of the Christian world. His obvious desire to break down and destroy wherever possible the prejudices and erroneous misconceptions that Protestants have about Catholicism can be aided through the Catholic Press. Many Protestants have a renewed interest in the Church due to the Ecumenical Council and the efforts of Pope John. Week by week, in order to satisfy this interest, Catholic diocesan papers have brought full coverage on council develop- ments, Catholic magazines have published background and inter- pretative articles and book publishers have produced helpful and illuminating texts on past councils and the present one. It is our duty to get the Catholic Press to our Protestant acquaintances and so that they, as well as Catholic residents of this area may keep abreast of the council news, and the growing volume of other Catholic information, immediate subscriptions to The Progress are urged. The 24 priests appointed by Archbishop Connolly to preach press month sermons are: Rev. Stanton Boyle, Blancher High School faculty; Rev. Pat- rick S. Clark, St. Patrick Parish, Tacoma; Rev. Fred Cwiekow- ski, St. Edward Seminary; Rev. Robert M. Daly, St. Michael Parish, Olympia; Rev. John P. Doherty, Assistant Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools; Rev. Jerome A. Dooley, St. Rose Parish, Longview; Rev. Philip H. Duffy, Archdiocesan Superin- (Continued on Page 2) WILLIAM F. MUEHE, vice president and cashier of Pacific National Bank, counts himself among The Progress' many avid readers. His weekly reading habit of the arch- Banker William F. Muehe is a long-time friend of The Progress. That friendship has stretch- ed through many editions since the turn of the century. Muehe, vice president and cashier of Pacific National Bank, always looks forward to The Progress' arrival at his home at 1415 Willard Ave. W. in St. Anne Parish. "We are never without it," he said. "The paper has al- ways been at our home, even before I was married." A native of San Francisco, the 62-year-old bank executive has been a Seattle resident since 1908. In 1922, he was married to the former Grace Collins. Together, they have been subscribers to The: Pro- gress for 40 years, Both., are avid readers. Muehe says he always looks at Page One for the general over-all coverage of what is happening in the world. A thorough reader, Muehe also Headlines and Deadlines: Why Did De Gaulle Do It? By George N. Kmmer, Ph.D. When President Ken- nedy,recently intimated that he was going to pur- sue a tough course in achieving progress even if in the process he would offend some of our friends, the full import of his statement was not apparent. News This week, ly we think we #4/!{I SiS know at least ' ' one of the im- plications. He is going to get tough with Charles De GauUe. After some 17 months of striving to obtain membership in:the European Common Mar- ket (the six-nation European Economic Community or the EEC), Britain was excluded this week by a French vote. This was not exactly a sur- prise, although in some quar- ters it was hoped that a sort of eonipromise might be of- leered.  But De Gaulle sum- nlarily rejected Britain's ap- plication because, according to him, she was not "ripe" or fully qpalified to join a "Eu- ropean" Europe. The U.S. bad done all in its OuWer to have Britain admitted, t to no avail. Now the Ad- ministration and many writers not ,even generally supporting the Administration are vexed at what they consider the haughty and Napoleonic design of the French President. But De 6aulle's admirers say he h.ad broad shoulders and can carry the burden of criticism as well as the responsibilities resulting from his action. "For those who have not fol- lowed the history of this devel- opment, the 'question must arise: Why did he do it? Beginnings Wi the Treaty of Rome was :ignd March 25, 1957, and the legislatures of the six sig- natory nations ratified the pact by mid-summer, an organiza- tion was set up for the purpose of gaining mutual economic ad- vantages by the lowering of tariffs Btain had a different (Catinued oa Page i0) diocesan newspaper began at the turn of the century. To him as well as many other alert Catholics, The Progress has always been a source of truth. Is Long-Time Reader V I N CI T Officiol Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seottle Vel. 66--No. S . 41 Sea+fie, Wash., Friday, February I, 1963 looks forward to all of the ed- itorials, which "finger pertin- ent subjects and are to the point." Parish news is interesting, he says, and he always looks for items, concerning St. Anne's. Being sports- minded, he never misses the sports page. Church's slant on current events. After all, what we're looking for is the truth. In my book, it is very important for me to receive The Pro- gress every Friday as it is to get the secular newspapers every day." Muehe ranks the weekly com- muniques of the Most Rever. Anne parishioner has been treasurer of that parish's St. Vincent de Paul Conference for 33 years. He is also former treasurer of Serra International and one of Serra Club's first members. His membership in the Knights of Columbus and in other civic organizations, keeps Pontiff Sees President Excludes Large Solidarity . Segment In Aid Program From Counol WASHINGTON, Jan. for the training of librarians grants for adult basic educa- VATICAN CITY, Jan. 30 (Radio, NC) m A sense of "Christian solid- arity" has resulted from the first session of the Vatican council, His Holiness Pope John XXIII told a gen- eral audience here. Pope John also indicated for the first time that the council may last beyond next Decem- ber. A worldwide penetration of a "sense of Christian solidarity," he said Jan. 23, has resulted from the "noble and tranquil" reception g i v e n by various Christian bodies to the an- nouncement of the council, from the attention and sympa- thy with which they followed its labor and from the favor- able impression they took home with them. The Pope told about 1,000 persons gathered in the Vati- can's Clementine Hall: "We 29 (NC)mPresident Ken- nedy's 1963 education program follows the pat- tern of its predecessors on the issue of aid to church- related schools: Colleges and universities are in, grade and high schools for the most part are out. On the level of higher educa- tion, both public and private colleges would be eligible to take part in a proposed three- year billion dollar loan pro- gram for construction of aca- demic facilities. Likewise, students in both public and private institutions could share in student loan in- surance, student work-study grants and graduate fellow- ships. In addition, the program calls for forgiveness of up to 50 per cent of a National Defense Education Act loan to a stu- dent who chooses a teaching career. This forgiveness feature would be extended on an across-the-board basis to all and other specialized person- nel. However, the President's pro- posed four-year, $1.5 billion program of Federal grants for raising salaries of grade and high school teachers and for building grade and high school classrooms would make funds available to public schools ooly. As now, public grade and high schools would get grants for science, mathematics and foreign 1 a n g u a g e teaching equipment. P r i v a t e schools would get loans only. Only Public Schools... Also, only public schools would be eligible for vocational education funds and Federal tion. M r. Kennedy's education message to Congress January 29 made no direct mention of the controversy over Federal aid to church-related schools, which contributed to the defeat of his education program for the past two years. He did say, however, that the nation "can no longer afford the luxury of endless debate over all the complicated and sensitive questions raised by each new proposal on Federal participation in education." "All Hard Problems" "To be sure, these are all hard problems--but this nation (Continued on Page 2) Protestants Hit State's Birth Control Plan PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 29 (NC) 80 per cent of them are women, --A panel of Protestants agreed eitler widowed, unwed or de- here that a state plan to help serted by their husbands. solve Welfare problems by giv- "What we are saying is I'he Progress to him has al- end Thomas A. Connolly, Arch- ways been a source of truth, bishop of Seattle, relating the "I think principally that the activities of what are going around in the world do not only affect the Church but all people," he declared. "It is very helpful to get the him in the forefront of com- bless God because the coun- munity leaderip and resp0n- , ell went so well, even if there first session of the Second Vat. sibil[ty ................ ,was som certainty and icon Council among the high- Bill Muehe, a long-time lack of experience at the beginning." "The Spirit of the Lord is friend of this newspaper, is indeed an alert Catholic be- cause he follows the Catholic press. lights of The Progress. The uncle of Rev. Dennis Muehe, archdiocesan director of Catholic Charities, the St. Space Leaders Hold Conference EXPERTS: ON SPACE get together at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where a television program on United States Progress in Space was made for the U.S. Information Agency (USIA') for showing in South American countries. Left to right are Astronaut Col. John D. Glenn, who was interviewed by Georgetown students; Father Martin McCarthy, S.J., assistant director of the Vatican Observatory in Rome; and Dr. William J. Thaler, chairman of the Georgetown University Department of Physics, who was the outstanding space-age scientist of the Office of Naval Research. (NC Photos) New Series Shows Rosary Meditation A new series, entitled the "Scriptural Rosary," begins in this issue of The Progress. Fifteen illustrated decades of the Scriptural Rosary, a modern version of the way the devotion was once prayed in the Middle Ages, will be published weekly, through the courtesy of the Scriptural Rosary Center in Chicago, Ill. Writing the introduction to the new series is Rev. John M. Dougherty, S.S., professor of Sacred Scripture and Spiritual Director at St. Thomas Semi- nary. Presented as a service to readers, the series affords a bead-by-bead method of medi- tation to help increase the de- votional impact of the Rosary. Following the old medieval custom of assigning a different thought to each Hail Mary bead, the meditations have been arranged so that the story of each Mystery unfolds, bead-by-bead, in 10 consecutive steps. More importantly the Scriptural Rosary draws its thoughts from the Old and New Testaments with direct quotations from the Scriptures. The series will be found on Page Five. Interracial Movement 25 Years Old i CHICAGO, (:NC)--Frieadship House, national Catholic inter- rcial movement with head- quarters here, will mark the opening of its 25th anniversary year in the work for inter- racial justice February 9. T h e movement's chaplain, Msgr. Daniel M. Cantwell, will offer Mass in old St. Mary's Chapel. The celebration comes one month after Friendship House saw its unique educational home meeting program, through sponsorship of an interfaith committee, bring 2,500 white persons to the homes of 500 Chicago-area Negroes for talks on racial problems. Friendship House began in 1938 when Catherine de Hue, k, a Russian immigrant and form- er baroness, moved into de- pression stricken Harlem in New York and drew others to work with her. here," he said. The Pope said that the world's bishops came to the council as to a meeting of a family "to study together the problems of the Church." He added that (nun-Catholic) ob- servers were invited "'with courtesy and responded with courtesy." Pope John noted how dif- ferently matters went at the First Vatican Council (1869- 1870). He said that this time observers were able to follow council deliberations with full liberty and to see "that we do not have cannons, that we do not have mysterious threatening forces, that we have nothing to hide." He said that the council will resume in September and con- clude in December and even "perhaps later because when p e o p 1 e come together and things go well, the desire to re- main together can arise." The Pope was speaking ex- temporaneously and did not elaborate. At the end of the audience, the Pope walked to the adjoin- ing Consistorial Halll to greet other faithful there. No 'Free Speech Protection For Obscenity' TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29 (NC) --Obscene literature has no right to protection under con- stitutional free speech gnaran. tees, the Kansas Supreme Court was told here. Arty Gen. William M. Fer- guson echoed a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in making this point before the state high court during oral arguments in an obscenity case. The case is before the state Supreme Court on appeal from a rQng by Geary County Dis- tric@'Court Judge A. B. Fletch. er, Jr., that 31 paperbacks seized at a newsstand in Junc- tion City are obscene and should be destroyed. Ferguson conceded that the guarantees of free speech and press are "extremely broad and the dividing line exceed. ingly narrow." But, he added, "these books are trash and if the obscenity and references to sex were re- moved, there would be nothing left." Attorney Stanly Fleishman of Hollywood, Calif., represented the publishers of the 31 books. Admitting that the books "probably would offend a well- read person," he argued none- theless that they are not legally obscene. teachers, rather than to public school teachers only as is now the case. All-Celleges Included Both public and private col- leges would be eligible for grants for library construction and expansion; foreign lan- g u a g e programs; graduate school expansion; and college- level education of technicians in engineering, science and health. The public and private insti- tutions of higher education would also be equally eligible for Federal grants for elemen- tary and secondary s c h o o 1 teacher training; and for spe- cialized training of teachers of handicapped and gifted children and adult illiterates, as well as ing artificial birth control de- vices to public relief recipients is poor public policy, A Peoria "IV news director, Chuck Harrison, said that the plan of the Illinois Public Aid Commission w o u 1 d provide birth control devices to teenage girls and thus encourage forni- cation, which is a crime in the state. "I find it a little ludicrous for a state body to become a party to a crime," Harrison said. "And we would be aiding thousands in crime. It's just that simple." The Rev. William Johnson, pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal church, pointed out that most of the Illinois public aid recipients are Negroes, and let's make R easy for these women to go out and enioy themselves. It's like saying if a person is going to steal, let's help him steal. What happens to our moral values?" he asked. The Negro pastor asked that the p'oblem be attacked by treating its cause, which he described as economic depriva- tion of Negroes in American society. Former Peoria mayor Eu'- geae Letter categorized the program as an attack on fam- ily discipline and thus ill-con- ceived. The discussion on the contro- versml welfare program was held at a Peoria Kiwanis Club meeting. In the ecumenical spirit of under- standlng--why not send The Progress to a non-Catholic friend this month? 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