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27--THE PROGRESS Fri,da 7, Feb. 15, 1963 Holy, Father Honors Archdiocesan Pope Names Domestic Prelates Nine priests of the Archdiocese h a v e been appointed by His Holi- ness, Pope J o h n XXIII Dometlc Prelates w t t h the title of Right Reverend Monsignor, according to the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, They are Rt. Rev. Msgrs. oseph L. Welter, Cornelius M, o w e r, Ailbe M. McGrath, Philip H. Duffy, Michael Mur. tagh and John P. Doogan, all of Seattle; and Rt. Ray. Msgrs. Michael P. O'Dwyer of Olympia, Edward J. McFadden of Tacoma and John G. Matti of Everett. Their biographical sketches follow: Father Walter The Rev. Joseph L. Welter, pastor of St. Teresa Church, Seattle and officialis, or presid- ing judge of the Archdiocesan Tribunal, is a native of Mel- rose, Minn., the son of Alexan- der and Margaret Haub Welter. Father Welter entered the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and was ordained there in 1916. After post-graduate work at the Pen. tificio Seminario Romano Mag- giore in Rome, Father Welter returned to the U.S. in 1919. At that time he served in parishes in New Jersey until he became a professor at the Pontifical College Josephinum in 1923, a post he held until he came to Seattle in 1938. On his arrival he took up residence at St. James Ca- thedral and worked at the Chancery, preparing the Die. cesan Synod which was pub- lished in June, 1038. He then became an assistant at the Cathedral until his appoint- ment as pastor of Holy Ros- ary Parish, Edmonds, in 1944. In 1953 he was named pastor of St. Teresa's. Father Wolter's other titles included Advocate of the MatH- monlal Tribunal of the Arch, diocese in 1938; vice officialis in 1940 and officialis in 1943. Father Power A native of Seattle, Very Rev. Cornelius M. Power, is Chancellor of the Archdiocese. The son of the late William and Catherine Dougherty Power, Father was educated at St. Mary School and O'Dea High School for a year before he en- tered the minor seminary in, Mountain View, Calif. Ordained by the Most Rever- end Bishop Gerald Shaughnes- sy, S.M. in 1939, Father Pow- er's first assignment was the Cathedral as a curate for a year after which he attended the Catholic University obtain- ing his degree in canon law. Father Power served as di- rector of the Society for the 'Propagation of the Faith, as Vice Chancellor before his ap- pointment as Chancellor in !951. He is director of the Negro Apostolate, secretary of the Clerical Relief Board, pro.synodal judge and con- suitor, and secretary of the Archdiocesan Planning Com- mission. Father Power was appointed notary of the tribunal in 1940, pro-synodal judge in 1943 and has served as chaplain of the Seattle Serra Club for almost 18 years. Father McGrath .Pastor for 26 years of Holy Family Church in Seattle's White Center district, V e r y Rev. Ailbe M. McGrath is a na- tive of Emly, County Tipper- cry, Ireland. The son of John P. and Hem rialCarr McGrath, Father Mc- Grath was ordained at the American C 011 e g e, Louvain, Belgium in 1926, for the Seattle Diocese, For the first eight :years in the U.' S. Father Mc- ath was a curate at St, Pat- rickParish, Tacoma, from 1926 to 1934, the year he entered the Catholic University for post- graduate work m 4he field of social work.  .... After six weeks at St. :}'ames Church, Vancouver, he received REV. JOSEPH L. WELTER Pastor, St. Teresa Parish, Seattle REV, PHILIP H. DUFFY Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools VERY REV. JOHN G. MATTIE Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Everett Six lay persons in the Archdiocese h av e been awarded the papal medal, "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" (for the Church and the Pon- tiff), by His Holiness Pope John XXlII as announced by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The recipients, honored in recognition of their service to the Church and the papacy, are Miss Nora O'NeilL Mrs. Mary Bresnahan, Miss Irene Weber and Charles Albert, all of Seattle; Leo Gallagher of Tacoma and Peter J. Emt of Woodinville. Brief sketches of the recipi- ents follow: Miss Nora O'Neill Nora O'Neill's dedicated serv- ice to the Church in the Pacific Northwest began more than 25 years ago. She served as secre- tary to Bishop Shaughnessy for several years and has been secretary to Archbishop Con- nelly since his installation here in 1948. She is also the bookkeeper and accountant for the Corpora- tion of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle and has handled many millions of dollars during the dynamic construction pro- gram occasioned by the unpre- cedented growth and develop- ment of the Archdiocese in recent years. A native of Butte, Mont., Miss O'Neill attended St. James Cathedral School, later Butte Central High School before be- ing graduated from Seattle's Immaculate High School. She is the daughter of Mrs. Hannah O'Neill and the late Dennis O'Neill. She is a long time member of St. James Cathedral Parish and quite active in the CCD and other parish programs. Mrs.. Mary Bresnahan Many of the stories on the growth and development of the his assignment as administrator of Holy Family Church and in: then Diocese of Seattle and now Archdiocese- its prelates, priests, Religious, laity, par- ishes and organizations--have been either written or edited by Mrs. Mary Bresnahan, associate editor of The Prog- ress. During her more than 30 years of service with The Prog- ress, she has served as reporter and acting managing editor. Her editorial and reportorial career has supplied Progress and NCWC readers with stories on national conferences and major archdiocesan events. Active in civic affairs, she is past president of the Queen Institute of the Young Ladies Institute and the Metropolitan Soroptimist Club of Seattle and former chairman of the Arch- diocesan Council of Catholic Women's libraries and litera- ture committee. The widow of the late Ray- mond Bresnahan, Mr$ Bresna- hun is a member of St. James Cathedral Parish. three weeks was named pastor. Father McGrath has given many years of faithful devo- tion and service to the very busy': and active Diocesan Planning Commission since 119 and became an Archdio- cesan Consulter in IgM. He was named de}in of the Cen- tral Deanery in 1go0 at which time he also became moder- ator o f t h e Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Father McGrath has served as director of the UGN drives in the Archdiocese for a num- ber of years and is chairman of the Archdiocesan Develop- ment Fund Campaign which is now underway. Father was appointed pro- synodal judge of ile Matrimon- ial Tribunal in 1942 and has served continuously since that time, Father McGrath has been a parish priest consulter many years and is also Archdlocesan Director of Family Life. (Continued on Page 3) VERY REV, CORNELIUS M. POWER, J.C,D. Pastor, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Seattle VERY REV. AILBE M. McGRATH Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Seattle VERY REV. M. P. O'DWYER Pastor Emeritus, St. Michael Parish, Olympia IOANNF.$ XXIII PONT. MAX. DILECTE FILI, $ALUTEM ET APOSTOL1CAM BENEDICTIONEM. FRRCES AD NO$ ADMOTA$ LIBENTI BENIONOQUg ANIMO EXCIPIBNTE$, UT $INOULARI$ IN TE BPNEVOLENTIAE NOSTRAB TESTIMONIUM PUBLICB IXHIBEAMUS, QUIPPB CUM D13 CATHOLICA RE! PKOFECTU ATQUE INCREMENTO NON UNO SIS NOMINE BENE MERITUS, TB ANTISTITEM URBANUM SEU PRAELATUM DOMESTICUM ELIGIMUS, FACIMU00 AC RENUNTIAMU$. TIB1 PROPTEREA POTESTATEM TRIBUIMUS HONOKIBUS, PRIVILEOIIS ET PRAEROOATIVIS UTENDI, QUAE EK CONSTITUTIONE PRAESERTIM ,INTER MULTIPLICES, S. PR PP. X CUM HAC DIONTTATE b"UNT CONIUNCTA. John XXlll, Supreme Pontiff Beloved Son, Health and Apostolic Benediction Responding willingly and graciously to grant the power to use the honors, privileges the recommendations we have received that and afives which are attached to this ,a prerog #e F dignity, een #e publicly show proof of our particular es-  toward you, especially since under more than one r heading you have distin- guished yourself in promoting and furthering ' the cause of the Church, we select, appoint and name you, N.N., of the Archdiocese of Seattle, a Prelate of the Papal Household (a Domestic Prelate). To you, moreover, we most of which ore outlined in the Constitution "Inter multiplices" of St. Plus X. Given at Rome, at St. Peter Basilica, on the 12th day of the month of January in the year 1963. (Signed) A. G. Cardinal Cicognani, Secretary of State of His Holiness. VERY REV. E. J. McFADDEN Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Tacoma Priests What Is A Monsignor? As early as the 14th century, it was the cus- tom to address persons high in rank or power with the title, Monsignor. The term, meaning "My Lord," comes from "Dominus Mens" in Latin, "Monseigneur" in French and "Monsignore" in Italian. It is today a title of distinc.t tion granted to certain mem. bers of the clergy as a mark of papal recognition of their ser- vices to the Church. There are two classes in the U n i t e d States: Protonotary Apostolic and Papal Chamber- lain. The Protonotary Apostolic is a Domestic Prelate, whose appointment is for lif and whose title is Right Rover. end. The nine priests of the Archdiocese who are thus honored have been granted /his class. The Papal Chamberlain is REV. NIICHAEL MURTAGH granted the title of Very Rev- Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Seattle erend. Since the title actually per- ................ .....  tains to all prelates of the :i : ::  Western Church by virtue of : their office, monsignori (the REV. JOHN P. DOOGAN Principal, Blanchet High School Papal Honors Conferred On Six Laymen LZ0 GALLAGHER Tacoma Philanthropist Archdiocesan CYO PETER EMT Salvage Bureau Manager St. Vincent de Paul CItARLES ALBERT Past Council President St. Vincent de Paul Miss Irene Weber Casework director of Cath- olic Children'sServices, Miss Irene Weber is a woman de- voted to bringing Catholicism into the lives of the thousands of neglected, unhappy children who came into the care of CCS. A native of Iowa, Miss Weber came to Seattle with her family and received her degree at the University of Washington with graduate work in social work at the Catholic University of America. Serving Catholic Children's Services many years, Miss Weber assumed her present position in 1945. She is now a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Miss Weber lives with her mother, Mrs. A. W. Weber in West Seattle's Holy : Rosary Parish and finds time to take part in her parish's CCD pro- gram. Leo Gallagher Leo Gallagher, well known civic leader of Tacoma, has been caller the "Father of Camping" in the Archdiocese of Seattle by His Excellency Arch- bishop Connolly. It was through his generosity and encouragement t h a t the Archbishop was prompted to undertake a summer camping program for the Archdiocese some 14 years ago. The pro. gram has developed to such an extent that in the three arch. diocesan camps more than 2,000 boys and girls were cared for last summer. A member of Holy Cross Parish, Gallagher donated the large piece of land on Raft Island where Camp Blanchet is now situated. The president of Sound Mat- tress and Felt Co., has also been active in other phases of the archdiocesan youth pro- gram. He is a St. George Medal winner of Scouting, a member of the CYO Tacoma- Pierce County Board of Direc- tors, recipient of the Pro Dee et Juventute National Award and has served on the board of the Tacoma Catholic Children's Services. Gallagher and his wife are presently vacationing in Swit- zerland. r MISS NORA O'NEILL Secretary to Archbishop Connolly MRS. MARY BRENAHAN Associate Editor, Catholic Northwest Progress MISS IRENE WEBER Casework Supervisor, Catholic Children's Services f 'Pro Ecclesia et Ponhhce THB DECORATION "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" (for Church and the Pontiff) had its origin in 1888 as a token o the golden sacerdotal jubilee of eo XIII; he bestowed it on those who had assisted in the observance of his jubi- lee and on persons responsible for the success of the Vati. can Exposition. The medal bears the likeness of Leo XIII and since 1898 the Popes have bestowed this medal on lay- men and laywomen in recognition of outstanding service the Church, ' plural form) are entitled to wear vestments of purple, mantellatum or laced surplice, the rochet or flowing robe over the surplice and the birettum or square cap. The appointment of the nine priests brings the total of men. signori in the Archdiocese to 10. The only other Domestic Prelate in the Archdiocese to. day is Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph E. Camerman, paster of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton. The last priest to be named a domestic prelate was the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Quain, former pastor of St. Anne Par. '" ish in Seattle. His investiture in 1958 was held in conjunction with his golden jubilee as a priest. Monsignor Quain later died in December of 1959. The total number of monsig- nori of the Archdiocese, estab- lished May 31, 1850, now stands( at 22. Deceased monsignori are Rt. Rays. Francis X. Prefontaine, Felix Verwilghen, John Boulet, Gustave Achtergael, Daniel A. Hanly, James G. Stafford, John Sweens, William J. Nee. nan, John F. Gallagher, Thom- as Quain and Theodore Ryan. The Most Reverend Joseph P. Dougherty was named a monsignor while serving as Chancellor of the Archdiocese prior to his appointment as Bishop of Yakima in 1951. Peter J. Emt The "patriarch" of Wo0din. ville is Peter J. Emt, cow-pun- cher, circus strongman, team- ster, quicksilver mine operator, coal-yard operator and mana- ger of St. Vincent De Paul's Salvage Bureau in Seattle. A native of Bridgeport, Conn., Emt became a Vincentian in 1922, one year after he was converted to the Faith. His in- terest in the salvage bureau committee at St. Anne Parish has led him to his vocation which since has spanned some 40 years in helping the less for- tunate. He became salvage bureau manager in 1923 and today has under his direction some 200 persons. Emt is a member of St. Brendan P a r i s h in Bothell which includes Woodinville its parish boundaries. Charles Albert Mention St. Vincent de Paul and the name Charles Albert is spoken next. The 79-year-old leader 43 years ago brought the Society to the Pacific North- west. Serving for almost years as president of the Par- ticular Council for King and Kitsap Counties, Albert retired last year as its chief executive. A native of Chicago, Albert moved to Seattle in 1918 and since has lived at 1902 N. 46th St. in St. Benedict Parish. One of the most interesting tales of American Vincentian- ism is Albert's invaluable as- sistance in starting a Japanese conference in Seattle and also playing a major role in found- ing the Society in Japan. Albert is still active in his St. Benedict Conference, which he began in January of 1920, and in the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.