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Fricley, Feb. 15, I%3 , THE PROGRESS--3 Official .:,., PAPAL HONORS " D His Holiness Pope John XXIII has appointed the following priests Domestic Prelates with the title of Right Reverend Monsignor: Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Walter Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cornelius M. Power Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ailbe M. McGrath Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael P. O'Dwyer Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. McFadden Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mattie Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip H. Duffy Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Murtagh Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Doogan In addition, the Sovereign Pontiff has conferred the Papal Service Award, "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" on the following: Miss Nora O'Neill D Mrs. Mary Bresnahan Miss Irene Weber Mr. Leo Gallagher Mr. Peter Emt Mr. Charles Albert Washington's Birthday J All the faithful of the Archdiocese of Seattle are hereby dispensed from the law of fast and abstinence Friday, February 22, a national holiday in observance of the birthday of George Washington. All who use this dispensation are exhorted to make, in a spirit of gratitude, some offering in favor of the poor for the intention of our Holy Father, Pope Uohn XXIII. THE CHANCERY By order of the Most Reverend Archbishop February 15, 1963 Monsignori-Elect Gave _ Many Years of Servme Father O'Dwyer Doogan and a member of A native of Killeen, Goodls- Archdiocesan Commission of cross, Ireland, Very Rev. Mi- chael P. O'Dwyer was ordained in 1909 in the Cathedral of Thurles in Ireland. The son of Denis and Kate Ryan O'Dwyer, Father O'- Wyer came to the P a c i f i c orthwest after his ordination d served as curate at the Cathedral from 1909 to 1914 during which time he was Bishop O'Dea's secretary. For two years he was pastor at White River, Kent, and, af- ter several months at St. George Church, Seattle, he was named pastor of St. Patrick, Seattle, from 1917 to 1922. 1922 saw Father O Dwyer appointed pastor of St. Mi- chael Church, Olympia, a po- sition he would hold until 1945 when he was named pastor emeritus, the title he holds now after 40 years of service to St. Michael's. Father O'Dwyer was director of the P r i e s t s' Eucharistic League until 1961. He celebrat- his Golden Sacerdotal Jubi- in 1959, and is Dean of the Southern Deanery since 1927. Father is a member of the Vigilance Committee. Father McFadden Celebrating his tenth year as pastor of St. Patrick Church, Tacoma, is Very Rev. Edward 1. McFadden. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the of James E. and Anna Joyce McFadden, Father was educated in Cleveland, enter- ing the seminary of St. Patrick in Menlo Park, Calif., in 1922. Ordained in Seattle in 1928 by Bishop O'Dea, Father McFad- den's first assignment was the Cathedral, Receiving his bachelor's de- ee from the University of shington in 1936, Father was Liturgy and Sacred Music since it was founded. Father Ouffy The Rev. Philip H. Duffy, Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools, was born in Chicago, the son of Alfred and Jane Carroll Duffy. As a child his family moved to Tacoma where Father attended St. Pat- rick School. After going through St: Mar- fin's High School and two years of St. Martin's College in Lacey, be received his bachelor's de- gree from the University of Notre Dame in 1931, entering St. Patrick Seminary in Cal- ifornia two years later. From St. Patrick's he went to the Catholic University of America and then to Har- vard where he was awarded his doctorate in 1942, the same year he entered St. Edward Seminary, Kenmore. Ordained in 1945, Father Duffy served as curate at the Cathedral until 1947 when he was named to his present position. Under his guidance the Department of Education has expanded greatly. In 1961 Rev. John P. Doherty came to the Department as head of the Confraternity of Christian Doc- trine. Father Duffy also served for a time as notary of the Matrimonial Tribunal, b e i n g apoointed in 1945. Father Murtacjh A golden jubilarian, Rev. Michael Murtagh was bern in Clonelly, County Longford, Ire- land, the son of John and Mary Farrelly Murtagh. Ordained in St. Mary Cathed- ral, Kilkenny in 1912, Father Murtagh's first assignment in the Northwest was an assistant n a m e d superintendent o f at St. Patrick's, Tacoma, for a schools, a position he held 11 year and then spent three years. In 1944 he was appointed years in Assumption, Belling- ham. pastor of St. Teresa Church, Seattle,, and in 1953 received the pastorate of St. Patrick's, where he subsequently built the attractive Aquinas High School. Father was appointed Dean the Western Deanery in 1954 and was appointed notary of :he Matrimonial Tribunal in 1934, in which capacity he served for a time. Father Mastic The Rev. John G. Mattie, the son of John and Anna Shinski Mattie, r e.c e i v e d his early schooling in Detroit and semin- ry trainin at Mount St. Mary eminary, Emitsburg, Md. Ordained in 1936, Father first served at parishes in Nebraska until he became affiliated with the Seattle Diocese in 1940. Serving as curate at Church of the Immaculate, Seattle, and Star of the Sea. Bremerton, Father was then chaplain at Sacred Heart Omhanae, Seat- e, ' and in 1949 was naml star of St. Brendan Church, othell. Durim his ektht years there, Father Mattie was re- snonsible for the construction of a new church, hall and rec- tory.. Appoirlted Dean of the North- era Deanery in 1960, Father served as pro-synodal judge of the Matrimonial Tribunal from 1957 to 1958 at which time he transferred to Everett where he was named pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish. In Everett, Father is chaplain of the Serra Club and has been since 1957. Other past assignments of Father MaRie's include Arch- dioce,an Director of Catholic Cemeteries from 1946 until the appointment of Rev. Joseph ? After assignments in Burling- ton and Laconner, Father was named pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sedro Woolley where he remained 20 years. He received his assignment as pastor of St. Patrick, Seattle in 1942 and, although his church was uprooted by the construc- tion of the freeway, Father Murtagb completed the con- struction of a new church in 1961. Last June, Archbishop Con- holly presided at a Mass of Thanksgiving marking the 50th year of Father Murtagh's or- dination to the priesthood. Father Dooqan Principal of the ever-growing BlancheS High School, Rev. John P. Doogan, a native, of Seattle, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Doogan of Immacu- late Parish. After attending Immaculate G r a d e School, Father entered St. Edward Seminary and was ordained in 1946. Serving as assistant at the Cathedral, St. Michael's in Olympia and as chaplain of St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, for four years, Father Doogan was pastor of St. Philip Church, Woodland, for a year before being named principal of the new Blanehet High School. He is at present spearheading the new high school construc- tion program for the Archdio- cese. Under his capable leader- ship, BlancheS High School has developed an excellent scholastic standing. Father Doogan is also chap- lain,of Providence Heights, a position he assumed "when the new College of Sister Forma- tion was opened. Development Fund Drive Begins (Continued from Page 1) and laity of the Archdiocese directly. He asked for their "generous financial assistance and cooperation in this cam- paign." Too Few Cotholi High Schools Since World War II, the num- ber of Catholics in the Arch- diocese of Seattle has doubled, but during this period only one Catholic secondary school, Blanches High School, has been built. Last year the Arch- bishop pointed out, nearly 3,000 children were graduated from parochial and private schools but less than half of them could be accommodated in the high schools of the Archdiocese. It is estimated that of 23,000 Catholic children of high school age, less an one out of four attend a Catholic high school because of the lack of space. bn/ee The current program has inaugurated to remedy this situation. Construction of five new high schools is immediately under consideration. They will be located strategically in various central areas of the Archdiocese. The first school to be con- structed will be South Seattle High School and will serve the parishes of South King County. Other schools will follow on schedule when teaching staffs have been secured from reli3i- ous communities of men and women. They are: Bellevue High School serving parishes in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Lake Hills, Eastgate, Horizon View, Issaquah and Mercer Island. South Tacoma High School which will serve the parishes in South and East Tacoma. Vancouver Area High School serving parishes in Clark, Cow. litz and Skamania Counties. North King County High School which will serve the parishes in the northern end of King County and the south- ern portion of Snohomish County. Further long range planning calls for the construction of additional regional high schools in the Aberdeen, Bellingham, Chehalis, Everett, Longview and Renton areas. All Co.lnstitutional All the new high schools will be co-institutional in character with boys and girls pursuing their studies in separate wings, associating only in the library, the cafeteria and certain of the elective courses. The buildings will be cc:a. pletely equipped with every modern convenience and are designed to accommodate up to 1,500 students, depending upon the requirements of the local- ity. At St. Edward's Seminary in Kenmore, which was built 29 years ago, the immediate vital need is a new chapel. A total of 236 young men are now study- ing for the archdiocesan priest- hood and they have the use of only a temporary chapel which must be replaced. The construction of the new chapel will not only provide a badly needed facility, but will also replace space in the seminary for other uses. Plans also call for the sub- sequent expansion of class- room and dormitory facilities at the seminary. Plan New Home For Aged A new home for the aged is also being planned by the Arch- diocese. The new home will be a retreat where the aged will find comfort and privacy, where they will make new friends and take part in mean- ingful activity. It will accom- modate 250 men and women. Several such homes are need- ed. The Archdiocesan Develop. ment Fund has been estab- lished to secure the monies re- quired for these projects. The First Archdiocesan Develop- ment Fund campaign now under way has been organized so that every wage-earnir_g Catholic in every parish will be given the opportunity to support this effort on various levels of giving. In general there are three phases in the campaign--the Advance Gifts phase, the Spe- cial Gifts phase and the Cen- eral phase, The priests of the Archdiocese have been working for the past several weeks mak- on ing solicitations of large gifts in the Advance Gifts phase and last week were joined by mem- bers of the executive commit- tees which have been formed in each parish. This week, large numbers of men of the Archdiocese re- ceived initiJ training in soli- citation procedures for the Special Gifts phase, and they will complcte their training next week. This will be fol- lowed by a series of report meetings. Just prior to the inauguration of the General phase of the campaign still larger numbers of men will receive similar training so that ultimately the number of workers participat- ing in the solicitations effort will range up to many thous- and. Meetings On Sub- Regional Basis All these training and report meetings are conducted on a sub-regional basis. To facilitate operating procedures in the campaign, the Archdiocese has been divided into three regions a geographical basis, Region "A" is in the central area of the Archdiocese; Region "B" in the north and Region'"C" in the south. These regions have been further divided into sub-regions each consisting of small groups of parishes which meet at vari, ous central locations to re- ceive training and make rlv ports. Archdiocese moderator of the campaign is Very Rev. Ailbe M. McGrath, pastor, Holy Family Church, Seattle. Each region has its 'own moderator and assistant moder- ator. They are: Region "A" -- Revl Michael O'Callaghan, pastor, St. Ed- ward and Rev. Joseph E. Vogel, pastor, St. Paul, Seattle: Region "B"--Very Ray. John G. Mettle, pastor, Immaculate Conception, Everett, and Rev. Patrick K. O'Brien, pastor, Immaculate Conception, Mount Vernon; Region "C"--Rev. Andrew J. Squier, pastor, St. Frances Gabrini, Tacoma, and Rev. Leonard Rafalowski, adminis- trator St. Michael, Olympia. One Answer To Lack of Vocations: Suggest Relaxation of Celibacy Rules The author of this article was received into the priests sometimes meet with every discouragement in continuing Catholic Church M 1955 after serving Jor 16 years in the to exercise their priesthood as Catholics. Anglican ministry in England. Unmarried, he was There are at least four motives behind this, and all of them ordained a Catholic priest after four years at the Beda have a bearing upon the problem of the married Protestant College in Rome. Since 1959 he has worked at the eonvertminister.. Catholic Inquiry Forum in Montreal. First, there is the whole force of Christian tradition and By r-ether Walton Hannah teaching from earliest times that the perfect chastity of celibacy - (N.C.W.. NeWS seav,cs} is the higher and more angelic state in itself, apart from all A new look at the recruitment and training of practical considerations. Dedicated virginity, sacrificially under- priests will certainly be on the agenda of the acumen- taken by the priest from supernatural motives, is therefore re- ical council at some stage, quired for ordination to major orders. The Orthodox accept this The shortage of vocations in some countries is ideal for the episcopate. The Latin Church of the West in early already acute. To some extent this can be made good centuries imposed it also on the diaconate and priesthood, and by making greater use of the lay apostolate; far too many priests rather later on the subdiaconate also. are bogged down in administrative jobs that the laity could well Secondly, there are many practical and economic difficulties take off their shoulders, and there is a crying need for intensively which arise in fitting married clergy into a parochial framework trained lay men and women as instructors and catechists, designed for celibacy. Bedo Colleg e A Proof Thirdly, there is the desire to avoid scandal among the sim. There are untapped resources of late or delayed vocations pie faithful of the Latin Rite who have never heard of married from men in adult life who could still give many years to an ac- priests in communion with the Holy See. tire priesthood were there more special seminaries for their Fourthly, there are the strongly entrenched forces of tra- training, and more bishops who would encourage them. The ex- ditionalism and conservatism which tend to look upon the Latin perience of the Beda College in Rome has amply proved this Ends Visit To Holy Father Church and Latin customs as the Catholic norm, and other tra- ditions as tolerated deviations which should not be allowed to point. There is' also the problem of the convert Protestant minister. THE PRESIDENT OF THE METHODISTS of Great affect (one is almost tempted to write infect) the main stream A small category numerically, perhaps, yet they have their own Britain, Rev. Leslie Davidson, is all smiles as he leaves the of Western Christendom. presence of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. The Protestant Perfect ChostiW Desired special experiences and insights of great value to the Church, leader spent half an hour with the Holy Father on what St. Paul, brought up in the strictest sect of the Jews, a pharisee Let us examine these factors in their application to the of the Pharisees, made full use of his intimate knowledge and un- was termed "a courtesy call." With him is Msgr. Igino Car- married convert clergyman. No one would wish to dispute the derstanding of the Law and Prophets to expound their fulfillment dinale, chief of protocol of the Papal Secretariat of State, validity of the first point, or question the value of perfect chest- in Christ. who served as interpreter during the Vatican audience, ity. However. even in the West there are two standards among So too the priestly convert from the Protestant ministry can, the priesthood, the diocesan, and the monastic or regular. To perhaps uniquely, see the Catholic religion as the fullness of and, by special ]ndult, to retain their wives. A few similar take but one point of difference, the latter alone are vowed to God's revelation in the perspective of the incomplete truths ordinations have followed, including one in Denmark. poverty, which is again a higher Christian ideal, held by our separated brethren. Fairly recently, a married Lutheran seminarian became a Not all convert Protestant ministers discover a vocation Catholic, and was ordained to the priesthood. From the canoni- As for practical difficulties, they are indeed many and vari. ous. Each rectory is a center of communal celibate life, the to the Catholic priesthood, even if they happen to be unmarried, cal point of view there is no reason why this policy could not pastor with his curates, and the married convert clearly could Not all are Suitable; just occasionally a restless misfit in a be extended to other countries, not fit into this framework at all. But with a little imagination Protestant ministry will become a Catholic for less than adequate Celibacy of course is an ecclesiastical discipline, and is not many other spheres of activity could be opened to him. reasons. But in far too many cases a marr/ed clergyman finds part of the divine law. Priests of the Eastern Rites may be mar- There are teaching positions, convert centers, hospital and Faith, accepts it with heroic sacrifice, and then finds that an ried before their ordination. There is no tradition in the Catholic convert chaplaincies, and many specialized apostolates. The active life of full-time service to God abruptly ends. or Orthodox Churches of priests marrying after ordination, younger ones could perhaps become service chaplains. Loss On Both Sides The only body claiming valid orders which allows their. One often hears, as another objection, "I could never make He finds himself trying to adjust in middle life to some un- priests to marry is the Anglican Communion, and their claim to my confession to a married priest"--as if the seal of confession familiar secular profession. If he has teaching ability he is valid orders has of course been repudiated by the Catholic would somehow be endangered in domestic intimacies. But lucky, but not all Protestant ministers (or Catholic priests either, Church. Byzantine Rite Catholics, and the Orthodox too, make the very for that matter) have abilities in that profession. They miss their But even among Catholics of Eastern Rites there is a cer- opposite objection: "I could never make my confession to a ministry tragically, and surely the Catholic Church is missing tain pressure to impose celibacy, particularly in the New World celibate priest, he wouldn't understand my family problems." something too. There is wastefulness here. But what is the where through emigration and escape through the Iron Curtain, (Continued on Page 6) answer? East and West meet in parallel parishes. Even in Europe it is A courageous trail was blazed by Pope Pins XIi in allow- becoming difficult, if not impossible, for a married man to be 1 4rm More Seminary Opens ing four German Lutheran ministers to become Catholic priests ordained in the Byzantine" Rite, and convert married Orthodox ,001 Subscribers In New Guinea PORT MORSEBY, P a p u a, To D D. (NC) -- The Missionaries of rrouress the Sacred Heart announced they are opening a seminary (Continued from Page 1) at nearby Bomana to train itional) 23; St. Patrick, Dock. men in their six vicariates in ton, 21; St. Mary, Anacertes, the trust territory of Papca 20; SS. Peter and Paul, Aber- and New Guinea who wish to deen, 12; St. Margaret Mary, join the society. McKenna, 10; Sacred Heart, Lacey, 10; Sacred Heart, La- :---w-v- Conner, 9; St. Ceeelia, Win- --,Hurry, slow, 9. Speakers Sunday F ellows ! Twenty-two parishes will be visited by Press Month priest- speakers Sunday, Feb. 17. The parishes and their respective speakers are: St. Luke, Seattle, Roy./ames Gandrau; St. Joseph, Van- couver, Rev. James Mallahan; Our Lady of Mount Virgin, Seattle, Rev. I a m e s Pruss, M.M.; St. Mary, Monroe, Rev. Paul Purta, S.S.; Our Lady of Lourdes, Vancouver, Rev. Jo- New Convent Planned For Assumption Parish seph Erny, St. Edward, Seattle, Rev. CONSTRUCTION of a new two.story convent at Assump- room suites on the second floor with the chapel, community Stephen Szeman; Assumption, tion Parish will begin immediately. Designed by Gotteland room, refectory and kitchen on the first floor and the rec. Bellingham, Rev. R o b e r t and Koczarski, architects, the general contractors are Caw- reatlon room, laundry and furnace room in the basement. Turner; SL Benedict, Seattle, f'M@lll Im IUS drey and Memo. The building, which features a full day- Construction will be of wood frame with brick veneer and Rev. Patrick Clark; St. Cath- bouh soil/@ light basement, will be located on the northeast corner of cedar siding. The shake roof is designed to match the archi- erine, Seattle, Rev. Gerald 33rd N.E. and N.E. 62nd directly across the street from the tecture of the church and interior finishingwill he of plas. couver,Mffat; Rev.St" JosephJames'Petosa;Van" SUNNY JIM church and rectory. Facilities will provide 18 study-bed- ter, wood paneling and vinyl asbestos floor covering. Sacred Heart, Seattle, Rev. Desmond MeaMahon. St. George Seattle, Rev. -OIP@III Lay Retreat Schedule Chalice Returned To Dublin Damian Glenn, O.S.B.; An- thony, Renton, Ray. David The Palisades Visitation Retreat As Token of Pope's Affection White; All Saints, Puyallup, Rev. Robert Daly; St. Mar- (Mm's Rtrut Hmum) (WemGm's Retreat Hotme) DUBLIN (NC) --A chalice C. McQuaid of Dublin, who garet, Seattle, Roy. John Mit- presented to the Holy See by has given it to the Dublin chad, Snohomish, Rev. Fred the Irish government three dec- pro-cathedral. Cwiekowskip; St. Mary, Cen- February 22- 24 ades ago has been returned to Accompanying t h e chalice tralia, Rev. Jerome Dooley; Dublin as a token of the affec- was a message from Amleto St. Philomena, Des Moines, Sacred Heart, Bellevue St. Anne, Seattle tinn f His Holiness Pope John Cardinal Cieognani, papal sac- Rev. Dennis Muehe; Immacu- St. Louise, Bellevue Holy Rosary, Edmonds XXIII. retary of State, who said the late, Everett, R ev. Stnaton The chalice was presented by gift was intended as "a token Boyle. March 1-3 the Irish government to the of (Pope John's)benevolence" Immaculate, Mount Vernon, papal legate to the Interaction. and a memento of the late Rev. Vincent McEachen, St. George, Seattle Immaculate Conception, al Eucharistic Congress held Pope P i u s XI and Lorenzo O.P.; St. Charles Borromeo, St. Mary, Seattle Raymond here in 1932. Cardinal Lauri, who was papal Tacoma, Rev. Luke O'Don. BUY THE FAMILY  PACK! St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma Pope John sent the chalice legate to the Eucharistic Con- nell, O.S.B.; Sacred Heart, . . . and terntuber SUNNY JIM TABL SYRU_.P , St. John of the Woods, Tacoma recently to Archbishop John gross. Bellevue, Rev. Philip Duffy. ----v-'= -, |