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P re s s M o n th Subscriptions LENTEN FEATURESpAGES 5 AND, mReaches 5,122 Vol. 67--No. 8  41 Seattle, Washing+on, February, 21, The fire under the subscription kettle is still hot. The temperature reached the boiling point at 1,737 degrees. And so for the third week in a row, new subscription highs have been achieved by The Progress during the 1964 campaign of Catholic Press Month in the Archdiocese. The 1,737 new subscriptions, gained during this drive's third phase, elevated the Press Month total to 5,122--a considerable increase from last year's campaign. The total to be realized this Sunday should top the 1963 all-time high of 6,477. St. Anthony's Parish of Renton topped the campaign's third phase ,with a total of 208 from 199 new and nine gift sub- seriptions. Others reaching the century mark were St. Benedict's, Seat- tle, 133; St. Francis of Assist, Seahurst, 107; St. George's, tie, 107; St. Bernadette's, Seattle, 100; and Christ the King, Seattle, 100. The Top Ten was rounded out by St. Luke's, Seattle, 91; Sacred Heart, Seattle, 82; Sacred Heart, Lacey, 79; and St. Catherine's, Seattle, 72. The Second Ten includes St. Vincent de Paul's, Federal Way, 66; Immaculate Conception, Everett, 61; St. James, Van- couver, 59; St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma, 57; All Saints, Puyallup, 54; Immaculate Conception, Mount Vernon, 37; St. Mary's, Anacortes, 36; Our Lady of Fatima, Seattle, 31; St. Anne's, Tacoma, 28; and St. Joseph's, Lynden, 22. Other parishes helpiug to make the Press Month drive a success thus far were St. Mary's, Centralia, 21; St. John Vian- y mission, Vashon, 19; St. Margaret's, Seattle, 17; fmmacu- te Conception, Raymond, 16; St. Mary's, Monroe, 15; St. Joseph's, Elma, 10; St. Mary's Star of the Sea, Port Townsend, 9; Our Lady of Mount Virgin, 9; St. Cecilia's, Winslow, 8; and St. Joseph's, Pe Ell, 4. Add 79 other new subscriptions from the miscellaneous pile and the answer is 1,737 for the third phase of the drive. Speakers for Press Month will visit 23 parishes this Sun- day. The parishes and their respective preachers are: St. Patrick's, Tacoma, Rev. Dennis Muehe; St. Teresa's, (Continued on Page 3) iAgree Tax Use Catholic Interracial Counc,I stabl,shed By Fred Cordova The formation of the Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle was announced today by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The first of its kind in the Archdiocese, the new organi- zation will be affiliated with the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice which coordinates from Chicago some 57 affiliated councils in the field of human relations. The Archbishop appointed as chaplain of the Seattle council Rev. John D. Lynch of St. James Cathedral, co-chairman of the Seattle Conference on Religion and Race and mem- ber of the Seattle Central Dis- trict Coordinating Committee for Civil Rights. The council's initial major activity will be an evening civil rights Mass to be celebrated Monday, March 2, in the Cathe- dral. The Archbishop will pre- side. Letters of invitation are being sent to pastors, other priests and heads of various Catholic lay organizations urging their parishioners and members to attend the Mass. "The Seattle CIC is offer- ing its services to the Most Reverend Archbishop in the Catholic participation of civil rights in the Greater Seattle area," said Walter T. Hub- bard Jr., chairman of the council's steering committee. Noting that the council will direct itself within the central deanery, embracing the Great- er Seattle area and King Coun- ty, Hubbard added: "Among the purposes of the council are to spearhead Catholic participation in civil rights, provide necessary as- sistance and representation, disseminate information and encourage the further involve- ment of the clergy, Religious and laity in the betterment of human relations." The council has taken for its first action the endorsement of the Open Housing Ordinance, appearing on the Seattle general FOR BETTER HUMAN RELATIONS: CIC to Spearhead Catholic Participation In Civil Rights ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- There was agreement hat public tax funds legally may be used to supply inge benefits to students of private and parochial schoo!s in the latest William B. Ball, Leo Pfeffer de- bate, a feature of the American Association of School Administrators convention here. Ball, executive director and general counsel of the Pennsylvania Catholic Welfare Committee, Harrisburg, Pa., transportation o f nonpublic and Pfeffer, counsel of t h e, school students. merican J e w i s h congress, Pfeffer agreed'with Ball that ew York, agreed on the aid. the Supreme Court had made inciple but expressed gent views over its possible outcome in their debate Feb- similar services for nonpublic ruary 15. Some 15,000 deleg- school pupils but said "bitter gates attended the convention, competition" a m o n g church- Secretary of State Dean Rusk, related schools would follow a onetime school teacher, told if the practice became general. the delegates American school children are entitled to a Urges Sharing "sound, basic, liberal educa- bun." Owen B. Kiernan, Massa- Of Education IIpEhusetts education commission- er, told the convention the Tax Dollar idea of a college education has municipal election on March 10. The need of the CIC in the Archdiocese was first voiced by Catholic members of Negro, Filipino, Indian and Japanese races who had attended an in- formal dinner-meeting, spon- sored last June by The Prog- ress. The need for an organization like the CIC to coordinate the joint Catholic participation in local civil rights matters was evident after subseque nt demonstrations and marches, the establishment of the Seattle Conference on Religion and Race, the controversies over the Open Housing Ordinance and rising awareness of needed civil rights in the Greater Seat- tle area. "We need people who can help us make this interracial council work," Hubbard said. Hubbard, a union leader and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, lives with his wife and children at 1800 27th Ave. in St. Teresa's Parish. Steering'committee secretary 1964 is Mrs. Melvina Squires, super- visor of adoptions for Catholic Children's Services. She lives at 230 23rd Ave. E. in St. Jo- seph's Parish. Other subcommittee chairmen include Mrs. Ralph Olsen, St. John's; Mrs. Louis Wilcox, St. Mary's; Mrs. Joan Kis, St. Ed- ward's; Charles Langen, St. Bernadette's; Joseph L.Thimm, Our Lady of the Lake; Arthur Wheeler, St. Teresa's; and Max Gubatayao and Timothy H. Harn, Jr., both of St. Joseph's. Among the clergy associ- ated thus far with the coun- cil are Rev. Richard Stohr, pastor of Our Lady of Guada- lupe Parish; and Rev. Am- brose Toomey, O.P., moder- ator of the University of Washington Newman Club. Also assisting is Dr. J. Rob- ert Larson, professor of sociol- ogy and humanities at Seattle University and a member of St. Joseph's Parish. Committee meetings are be- ing held at St. Peter Claver Center. In Some Nonpublic .................................. School Areas Priests, Appeals For Parish Unity Timothy H. Ham Jr., Rev. John D. Lynch, Mrs. Melvina Squires, Walter T. Hubbard Jr., and Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. O sted Reach Hom noted that he had ordered the charge d'affaires of the Ca- nadian embassy in Haiti, Charles Bedard, to lodge an official protest with the Du- valier regime for refusing to allow any Canadian official to see the wo Jesuits who were held in prison. The two were Rev. Paul Lar- Pope Lauds Parish ROME (NC) -- Pope Paul VI told thousands of Romans gathered at a neighborhood church on the first Sunday of Lent that he came to visit them to honor the calling of parish priests and to stress the importance of the bonds that unite all members of a parish. Pope Paul resumed the practice begun by Pope John XXIII of visiting a church in one of Rome's more crowded sections on each Sunday of Lent. He drove to the Church of St. Pins X on Monte Maria, not far from the Vatican. The crowds lining the way were so dense that it took the Bishop of Rome 20 minutes to reach his destination. The Pope, who had avidly responded to the salutes of mem- bers of his Roman flock, vigorously climbed the 30 steps lead- ing up to the modern Church of Pins X. He was followed by Luigi Cardinal Traglia, his pro-vicar general for Rome, and by the parochial clergy of the district. After walking in procession through the square fronting the church and kneeling for the blessing with a relic of the True Cross, the Pope delivered an emotion-filled homily. His voice rang with the echoes of his feelings. He told the assembled crowd that he had come to be with them on the first Sunday of Lent because "we intended to honor the priesthood." Gesturing to the assembled clergy, Pope Paul declared: "The parish priest carries the burden of the needs of the society around him. He must answer before God for all the souls entrusted to him. It is a responsibility which becomes almost a stranglehold, a torment, a martyrdom, for those who experience it. "We therefore feel a solidarity with our priests and want to share with them this very heavy cross." spiritual retreats for s o m e amee, S. J., and Brother Fran- Secondly, said the Pope, he wanted to honor the parish as 2,000 persons in the little cois-Xavier Ross, S. J., who a spiritual community. "There is a special bond among the more than four years since were arrested at the Port-au- faithful of a parish," he said. "There is a special unity which its opening, was seized by the Prince airport January 31 on makes it into a family, a body." government their return from a trip to The day of the ouster, Ca- Canada. Arrested with them C; th li s--a--o--c Told R-egrets nadian Minister of External was Rev. Paul Hamel, S. J., Affairs Paul Martin issued a who had gone to the airport statement in Ottawa declaring to meet them. All were im- Over Greek Bitterness that the Canadian government prisoned in the notorious Fort was "very displeased by the Dimanche jail. decision of the Haitian govern- While Father Hamel was re- ATHENS, Greece (NC)--Greek Orthodox priests ment to expel a mission which leased several days later, fol- and laymen have met here with Catholic Archbishop has brought so much good to lowing a protest by the Ca- the Haitian people." Martin n a dia n charge d'affaires, Benedictos Printesis of Athens and expressed regret said also that "Canada could Father Laramee and Brother over the bitter reaction of some of their leaders to the not be satisfied by the vague Ross were held in jail until recent meeting between Pope Paul VI and Orthodox allegations about the activities they were hustled off to the of the Jesuit mission, which, airport February 12 and Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople. to our point of view, have in ejected from Haiti. , Among the events that have no way been improper." According to Rev. Jean d- disturbed those seeking friend- Professor Theodosius Sper- The foreign minister further Auteuil Richard, S. J., Pro- lier relations between Catholics anza of the University of Ath- vinciai of the Jesuits' lower REV. ROBERT JEAN, S.J. and Orthodox in Greece were Canada province, neither Fa- ther Laramee nor Brother Ross apparently suffered any par- ticular ill-treatment. The pro- vincial said however that the conditions at the Fort Diman- che prison were obviously "de- plorable." The superior of the Jesuit N.C.W.C. NEWS SERVICE The Haitian govern- ment of President Fran- cois Duvalier expelled the entire Jesuit com- munity from the country and automatically forced the closing of the nation's only ma- jor seminary. The 18 priests and Brothers of the Society of Jesus in Haiti, all members of the Jesuit pro- vince of lower Canada, were forced to fly out of Port-au- Prince, the capital, Ash Wed- nesday, February 12. Two of the Jesuits had been held in prison incommunicado for 12 days prior to their ouster. The Canadian Jesuits under- took t h e Haitian mission in 1953, after the Holy See re- quested them to provide the faculty and administration of the Port-au-Prince seminary. With their expulsion, the semi- nary was closed. The approxi- mately 60 seminarians w e r e sent home. The 100-room Jesuit retreat house, which had provided Shows Effects of Detention community in Haiti, Rev. Ger- ard Goulet, S. J., who was also rector of the seminary, said on arriving in Montreal that the Haitian government is engaged in "deliberate pro- (Continued on Page 2) Delegate Says Schema Ignores Crux CHICAGO -- A Protes- tant theologian said here "as long as we attempt to impose one philosophy of education on a pluralistic society, someone will get hurt. Edwin Palmer, dean of stu- dents at Westminster Theologi- cal Seminary, Chestnut Hill, Pa., told a National Association for Personal Rights in Educa- tion (NAPRE) meeting at De- Paul University here February 15: "A far better way would be to admit frankly that America is a pluralistic society, to col- lect taxes from all, and then to let each use his own share of the education tax dollar in the school of his choice." "In this way no one's religi- ous convictions would be tram- pled on," Dr. Palmer added. He said while it teehnically is true that parents have free- dom to send their children to any sehool, "in actuality bemuse of low income many people are not free to use the schools of their preference." Education is primarily the re- sponsibility of the parents, not of the state, he said. was a "very encouraging sign" that the text of the schema "is based on the one hand on internal renewal of the Church and on the other on prayers of all Christians." The Greek theologian said that in contrast to the Catho- lic approach, the World Coun- cil's ecumenical stance is against recognition of any single center of church author- ity. He said that it is precise- ly for this reason that the Or- thodox are able to participate in the World Council, which "far from adapting monolithic attitudes on doctrinal and ethi- cal questions remains open to diversity and gifts of the Holy Spirit." BERLIN (NC)--An ob- server for the W o r I d Council of Churches at the Second Vatican Council told a World Council meeting in Odessa, Russia, that the Vatican coun- cil schema on ecumenism "seems deliberately to ignore the major difficulty." The crux of the problem, Dr. Nikos A. Nissiotis said, is 'the unquestioned principle of obedience to Rome as the one center of organic unity of the Church." The committee's secretary- general, Dr. W. A. Visser 't Hooft of the Netherlands, told an interviewer that he ex- pected future cooperation by ens, who directs the official publication of the Greek Or- thodox Church, described the Patriarch's actions as a be- trayal of his church in a lec- ture attended by the highest Greek Orthodox officials. The Catholic - Orthodox meeting that discussed these developments was held at the headquarters of the Assump- tionist Fathers here. At its con- clusion Archbisho, Printesis asked for joint prayers for Christian unity. public conferences and news ar- ticles characterized by attacks on both Pope and Patriarch. The monthly newspaper of the Typos, reviewed the meeting in the Holy Land in an attitude of hostility. A widely-distributed leaflet by Orthodox Archiman- drite Augustin Kantiotis has called upon Patriarch Athen- agoras to make a retreat on Mt. Athos -- Orthodox monas- tic center -- in penance for his meeting with the Pope. [ In ......... v Progress I . . . Toda's . . . "Around the World" ...........................................  Holy See Condemns Oral Contraceptives ...................... 3 CIC Needs Your Support (Editorial) .......................... 4 New Way of the Cross ......................................... 5 Aura of Mystery Cloaks Crucifix Relic at Milton .............. 6 Mystical Body of Christ ........................................ 7 Loretta Young .................................................. 8 Lenten Menus ................................................... g Bellarmine Expansion Underway ............................... 11 It's CYO Tournament Time .................................... 12 Rare Stamp Covers ............................................ 14 the Catholic Church with the World Council, but he saw no indication, in reports from Catholic friends, that this would include actual member- ship. Yisser 't Hooft said that the conferees at Odessa sug- gested to the Soviet govern- ment that it allow the print- ing of Bibles. Although no public action was taken on Soviet antireligious measures, private representations were made to Soviet officials, The council will hold its next meeting, in January, 1965, in Enugu, Nigeria. Its members declared their deep concern over the intertribal warfare in in Rwanda and launched an appeal for a special $1,000,000 emergency relief fund to help been oversold to the American people as if "it were the one and only pot of gold at the end of life's rainbow." The Ball-Pfeffer debate was carried on closed circuit tele- vision throughout this area for vte e benefit of delegates and hers unable to get to Con- ntion Hall. The two frequent- ly have debated the Federal aid to education question in recent years. Ball emphasized that more than one-seventh of the coun- try's school children attend private and parochial schools. He said tax funds should not he denied these students sim- ply because they attend pri- vate or church - related in- stitutions. Ball agreed tax funds should not be used to finance private a n d religious instruction in nonpublic schools, but contend- ed they could be used proper- ly for certain secular benefits, such as transportation, health nd s a f e t y of students. He inted out that this view was agreement with the deci- sion of the U. S. Supreme Court in the Everson case in 1947 which approved the prin- ciple of using public funds for Subscription altitude: ,122 and the PRESS MONTH total is still rising refugees from Rwanda and other African nations. Nissiotis, a Greek Orthodox lay theologian, is associate di- rector of the World's Council's Ecumenical Institute at Bos- sey, Switzerland. He reported on the Vatican council session at the Odessa meeting of the W o r 1 d Council's 14-member Executive Committee February 10-14. Nissiotis said that for the the Orthodox, the Catholic view of supreme papal authori- ty is "the basic obstacle in discussions." But this ques- tion is left out of the pro- posed ecumenism schema, he said. He said, however, that it J