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Release Initial Report Of,,cial Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Of First Development Fund Vol. 66No. 10  41 Seaffle, Wash., Friday, March 8, 1963 World's Hungry Look eTo Bishops' For Aid NEW YORK, March 5 to you that, until such time as (NC)mHis Holiness Pope John XXIII has expressed confidence the generosity of U. S. Catholics again will support a relief program I that will diminish "the hard- ships and privations which are still the lot of so many mem- their own individual nations will have achieved a certain measure of development and progress in every field, they are obliged to look with hope to the Holy See and to the continued generosity of the Catholics of the United States for the maintenance and fur- therance of t h e i r various been realized to date in the current Archdiocesan Development Fund Campaign. The announcement was made by His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly as the special gift phase of the campaign reached its midway point. Two Plans Offered During this phase of the campaign, about 25 per icent of the Catholics of the Archdiocese are being response of.your beloved c!ergy ! contacted and given the opportunity to make pledges and laity WlU commue to De m : under two plans. The founder's gift plan calls for a keeping with your country's no- : pledge of $500 while the pledge for the benefactor's hie tradition and provide yet i gift plan is $250, Both types of pledges are payable another eloquent token of grati- tude to Divine Providence for i lover a period of 10 months. the multitude blessings and ben- The special gift phase of the campaign will end efits received" March 17. Thusthe total amount raised to date has The special apostolic blessing been pledged with still a substantial number of pro- of Pope John was imparted in i spectso be visited. the letter to the archbishops and  A further report by the special gift workers will . bers of the human family." The Pope's sentiments were expressed in a letter to the members of the U. S. Hierarchy in connection with the 17th an- nual Bishops' Relief Fund ap- peal, which will be conducted, i generally, in parishes through- out the nation Laetare Sunday, March 24. A minimum goal of $5 million has been set for this year's campaign from March 17 to 24. The Bishops' Relief Fund is the principal source of financing Catholic Relief Services -- Na- tional Catholic Welfare Confer- ence, which conducts a world wide program of relief for the hungry and homeless distrib- uted solely on the basis of need. Copies of the Pope's letter were sent to each member of the U.S. Hierarchy by C.R.S.-N.C.W.C. which has headquarters here. In the letter, Pope John told 'the U.S. Bishops the "manner of your participation in the (Second Vatican) Council was a source of joy to the Common Father." He reminded that U.S. prelates at meetings during the council with bishops from other countries heard "cordial mani- festations of gratitude" for the work C.R.S.-N.C.W.C. has ac- complished t h r o u g h o u t the world. "Your brothers in the hier- archy from other lands," Pope John wrote, "especially from mission countries and f r o m South America, will also have told you of the hardships and privations which are still the lot of so many members of the human family. "They will have explained projects of zeal and charity." Pope John told the U.S. prel- ates: "We are confident that the bishops, "and to the clergy, Re- ligious and faithful under your care." HANDS THAT PLEAD mThe outstretched suppliant hands of these four children symbolize the millions of hands and hearts reaching beseechingly and hopefully out to you from God's poor the world over. Help them by a contribu- tion to the 1963 Catholic Bishops' Relief Fund Appeal which will be conducted in the Archdiocese of Seattle March 17- 24. Archdiocesan Construction Program Continues Subcommittee Will Hear Do Penance For Council's Success, Holy Father Asks VATICAN CITY, Mar. 5 (Radio, NC)Hks Holi- ness Pope John XXIII began Lent with a radio appeal to Catholics to Headlines and Deadlines: {)Have 2,000 Red Soldiers Left Cuba? By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Did they, or didn't they? That still remains the paramount question of the week. Reference obviously concerns the asserted departure of Soviet troops stationed in Cuba. But .there is no official statement or press release on the subject. The usual anonymous "in- formed sources" have let it be known that some 2,000 Russians sailed from Havana aboard a Soviet liner Friday, but re- frained from stating whether they were soldiers or techni- cians. The White House, the Defense Department and the State De- partment officials maintained discreet silence on the Havana dispatch. Previously, there have been reports of Soviet personnel leav- ing the island, and again this week several hundred soldiers were unofficially said to have gone home. All this may very well be true, but there is no informa- tion that the 17,000 estimated by the Defense Department last January has been sub- stantially decreased in num- ber. Khrushchev himself has not denied this figure, which may mean there are twice as many. Similarly, there is no infor- matioh that replacements for those who left might not have been sent over. After all, sol- diers are frequently shifted (Continued on Page 7) pray and do penance during the season for the success of the ecumenical council. The Pontiff's Ash Wednesday address also called on Catho- lics to practice austerity, which he called the mark of a sin- cere Christian and the way to bring justice into the home and society. Earlier in the day the Pope had knelt and placed ashes on his forehead. At his regular Wednesday audience he told the thousands of people attend- ing that the ashes were a re- minder of the certainty of death, which must come "to the father of souls and the Vicar of Christ, who is also a man and who will return to dust like all men." Visits Stational Church Between the audience and the broadcast, Pope John left the Vatican to visit Rome for the Lenten season's opening stational ceremonies at Santa Sabina's church. There he again spoke of the ashes as a reminder that "our days are numbered" and again urged Catholics to pray for the council's suc- cess. "We are now entered upon Lent, the first Lent after the opening of the council," the Pope said in his broadcast. "It is the period most indicated to make progress in acquiring virtue and especially in the practice of charity toward God and man. Council Gives Tone "The sublime harmonies of Revelation stand out in greater relief during the time of a council . . . It is therefore the council which gives the tone to this year's Lent by particular- ly stressing the task of every good Christian to live the pre- cept of charity rather than merely to contemplate and re- joice at this new flowering." Pope John said that during Lent Christians should study and teach the eternal truths, and bring help to the hungry and homeless. "You understand, dear chil- dren, that Our words today are not calling you especially to external practices, although they have their own full worth," the Pope said. "Our words," he continued, "are not immediately and sole- ly a renewal of the anxious appeal to provide for your fellow men who are less for- tunate than you by making their needs your own. Such an appeal is always being made by the Church. "But We wish above all to exhort you to make use of Lent to apply yourselves, in keeping with each person's vocation and condition, to the very grave duty of religious instruc- tion and to give to penance that true and efficacious place which belongs to it." Urges Study Meditation Pope John emphasized the duty of studying and meditat- ing on "the eternal truths which God has wished to com- municate to man." He con- tinued. "Thus, only in this light does man find himself, does he come to know his arduous and urgent duties an decide on the gener- ous practice of penance as a sign of love for the Cross. It is thus that the sincere and willing Christian is recog- nized." CHRISTIAN CULTURE SERIES, PAGES 6-7 / / Although the Archdiocesan Development Fund Campaign is in full swing, having for its purpose the construction of a number of needed facilities on the Archdiocesan level, proper provision is being made to maintain the construction pro- gram throughout the Archdio- cese on a parish level. At a recent meeting of the Archdiocesan Planning Com- mission, the final drawings were approved for the con- struction of a new convent for Assumption Parish. Seattle. an auditorium and CCD center for St. Martin of Tours Parish, Ta- coma, and a new rectory for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, More On School Aid Bill Vancouver. In addition, approval was granted for the presentation of preliminary sketches and plans for the following: Rectory, Our Lady of Fa- tima Parish, Seattle: addi- tional classrooms and lava- tory facilities, St. Louise Parish, Bellevue; church, auditorium and CCD center, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Federal Way; convent, Holy Rosary Parish, Tacoma; con- vent, Sacred Heart Parish, By John J. Duly, Jr. WASHINGTON, March 5 (NC)The House Edu- cation Committee w i 1 1 divide into three sub- committees for more hearings on President Ken- nedy's omnibus bill for aid to education. This decision reportedly was made in a closed meeting of the committee February 28 in order to get more detailed testimony on each of the 24 programs in the President's big proposal. The action confirms an in- formal understanding with wit. nesses who already have testi- Under consideration are' the following projects: Convent, St. James Cathe- dral, Seattle; convent, St. Catherine's Parish, Seattle; hall and CCD center, St. Barbara Mission, Black Dia- mond; hall and CCD center, St. Aloysius Parish, Buckley; school, auditorium and con- vent, Holy Rosary Parish, Ed- monds; rectory and convent, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Everett; hall, St. Joseph Mis- sion, Kalama; church, school, rectory, convent and audi- torium, St. Thomas More Parish, Lynnwood; convent: (Continued on Page 3) fled, most of whom told the committee they expected to re- turn with more specific an- alyses. Kept As One Bill The past three weeks of hearings were designed chiefly to receive opinion on whether the bill should be kept in its present form or separated into several measures. It will be kept as one bill. Despite the committeCs in- tention, the sessmns continual- ly veered onto the question of including church-related and other private elementary and secondary schools in the bill. At present, these schools are out. Public schools, how- ever, would be given $1.5 bil- lion in four years for "selec- tive and urgent improve- ment." The absence of aid to private education undoubtedly will be discussed more intensely when subcommittee hearings begin. Msgr. Frederick G. Hochwalt. director of the education de- partment of the National Cath- olic Welfare Conference, has told the committee he is pre- pared to return. Not Time To Evaluate Noting in his recent testi- mony that witnesses were lim- ited to ten-minute statements, the Monsignor said this was not time for a "complete eval- uation" of legislation "of such importance to education and of such serious implications to millions of citizens." "I assume." he said, "there will De subcommittee hearings which will provide adequate opportunity for a full presen- tation." The N.C.Y.C., the Citizens for Educational Freedom and one or two others, chiefly, rep- resentatives of the booming Jewish parochial school move- ment, will urge equal consid- eration for private elementary and secondary schools. Other Backers It is possible that the argu- ments of private school sup- porters will be backed by others, perhaps some labor representatives and the Na- tional Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored People. Liturgical Civil R .00hts Message Week Plans Begin Asks New Anti-Bias Laws PHILADELPHIA, March 5. Tacoma and, church, audi- torium and CCD "center,  , Liturgical ,Week, sponsored Vashon Island. by the Liturgical Conference (NC) -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be host to WASHINGTON, March the 24th North American Li- 5 (NC)President Ken- turgical Week from August 19 nedy in his first civil to 22, Archbishop John J. Krol rights message to Con- of Philadelphia announced. gress called for new with headquarters in Wash- ington, is an annual meeting open to all clergy, laity and Religious interested in a deeper appreciation and a wider knowledge of the Church's life of worship. (The Liturgical Week was held in Seattle in 1962.) Theme of the 1963 meeting will be "The Renewal of Christian Education." Discus- sions will explore the renewal taking place in Scripture studies, liturgy, theology, cat- etchetics, the lay and family apostolates and other aspects of Christian life, the Liturgical Conference said. The program will include 7 general sessions, 10 talks by well-known personalities, 17 specialized discussion groups, 18 regional meetings, and sev- eral special events and demon- strations. About 8,000 people from the U.S. and Canada are expected to attend. All general sessions will be held in Convention Hall. Pope John Grants New Indulgences VATICAN CITY (NC) -- His Holiness Pope John XXIII has granted indulgences for recita- tion of the invocation: "O Mary, Mother and Queen of Christian families, pray for US." A partial indulgence of 300 days can be gained by reciting the invocation with a contrite heart. A plenary indulgence can be gained once a month by reciting the invocation daily for a month, and fulfilling the usual conditions: Confession, Communion and prayers for the intentions of the Pope. Indulgences are the remis- sion of temporal punishment due for sins which have been forgiven either in Confession or by an act of perfect contrition. 1,003 Attend Nocturnal Vigil Nocturnal vigils on the eve of the first Saturday of March drew a total of 1,003 persons in St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Patrick Church, Ta- coma. The Cathedral had an attend- ance of 529 and there were 474 at St. Patrick's. The devotions are held on the eve of the first Saturday of each month in answer to re- quests of Our Lady of Fatima for prayerful observance of first Saturdays. legislation on several fronts to combat discrimination. The President asked for laws against discrimination in vot- ing, education and employment, and urged that the Civil Rights Commission be strengthened. He gave voting rights more attention than he did to any other of his legislative propos- als. His most controversial sug- gestion in this area called for the appointment of "temporary Federal voting referees" who should be authorized to serve would be empowered to pass as a national civil rights clear- uppn the qualifications of would-be voters. He said that this would pro- vide temporary relief while voting suits are proceeding through the courts in certain areas. --Called for a program of Federal technical aid to school districts that are in the process of desegregation. --Urged Congress to extend for at least four years the term of the Civil Rights Commission, which is due to expire Novem- ber 30. --Said that the commission ing house providing advice and technical aid to any private el public agency requesting it. In the area of employment,' the President said he would use his executive powers to the fullest to end discrimina- tion. In regard to public accom. medations, the President said any discrimination in rail, bus or airport facilities "will be dealt with promptly." The President also promised full equality in the use of faci- lities in national parks and recreation areas. Lenten Custom PENITENTS, DRESSED IN hooded garments dating from medieval times and signify renunciation of sin, file along a street in the Avento quarter of Rome on Ash Wednes.: day. They are members of the Sacconi Rossi (Red Congregation), an Italian Cath01iel, group which observes this ancient tradition of penance each year at the beginning of Lent. Interracial Problems Topic Forum Evokes Stark Portrayal o, Institutes Of Red Threat In Hemisphere By d. J. GILBERT and social--must be guaran- countries keep awake and si,ns of Russia," he de- WASHINGTON, March teed to the peoples of the vari- alert." clared. pus nations. But Dr. Manuel A. De- Joaquin Belaguer, former 4Some jarring thoughts Readers of the Catholic press Varona, expresident of the president of the Dominican on the threat of Corn- are familiar with all of these Senate of Cuba, saw Castro Republic, said "Cuba has con- munism in this hemis- disclosures. However, the fact Cuba grer, tly facilitating the verted herself into a tremend- that the speakers carried im- spread of Communism. "Be- pus focus of agitation covering phere were evoked at a pressive credentials, and often fore the Soviet domination of the whole hemisphere." He forum here. attacked the problem from a Cuba," he said, "Communist added that while Castro's Speakers from more than a new angle gave this particular subversion in Latin America image has become somewhat half dozen Latin American meeting new impact, was carried out on a limited blurred in Latin America, "he countries said the rise of scale." is still, however, a symbol for Castroism has greatly height- 'Keep Awake and Alert' ened the Communist threat, "The proximity of Cuba to Russia's great distance made greattion inSegmentSLatin Americaf the popula-which but is not the only problem; the United States is only in- it very difficult to establish a consider themselves the vie- that the threat is not to the cidental to the problem" of sateUite in this hemisphere, he rims of economic and social in- United States alone, but to all Communism in this hemis- asserted, adding that "the fail- justice." nations in this half of the phere, said Horacio Estol, U.S. ure of the Communist attempt world and all of them must correspondent for Clarin in in Guatemala demonstrated New Strategy Needed cooperate in meeting it; that Argentina. Only just returned this fact." Dr. De Varona said the it is not enough merely to from his own country, he said The conquest of Cuba peoples of Latin America "are overthrow bad governments, "Castroism can only be stopped "opened up unexpected hori- already alert and in a bel- but justice--political, economic if all the Latin American zons to the imperialistic de- (Continueon Page 7) WASHINGTON, March 7 and housing. Several Chicago (NC)--A miniature version of leaders and participants have the successful Conference on been invited to join in the Religion and Race held in Chi- session, Mrs. McCarthy sakL cago in January will be fea- tured in the National Council of Catholic Women's leadership training institutes this year. Mrs. Joseph McCarthy, NC- CW president, said final plans are being drafted for the series of six, three-day insti- tutes, theme of which will be "Challenges: 1963". The institute for the West Coast is in Oakland, Calif., Sep- tember 26 to 28. Based on the Chicago con- ference proceedings, the second day program of each institute will be tiffed "Challenge of Justice and Love." The main topic of discus- sien will be the challenge of race relations in such fields as education, employment in Today's Pro resscl.. Fluoridation: Yes? No? ..... 3 New Our Lady of Lourdes .... Rectory for Vancouver .... 3 'Not Negotiable' (Editorial) ................ 4 Sorrowful Mysteries List Also Our Own Sufferings.. $ Don't Worry, the Reds Are Still 90 Miles Away ........ 7 St. Patrick's Day Festivities Planned ................... 8 Tacoma Foster Parent Din- ner Set .................... 9 Teens Seek CYO Hoop Crowns ................... 10 Faculty of Three Schools Hit*: Decision on Theologians 12