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D Speaks To Catholic Children: .Pontiff Asks For acr,f00ces NEW YORK, March 7 (NC)His Holiness Pope John XXI!I has appealed to the Catholic school children of the U. S. to pray and make sacrifices for the "countless" children in need throughout the world. D Pope John, in a message broadcast nationally by the four major radio networks, also asked the school children to pray for world peace and for the success of the coming Ecumenical Council. The Pope's Ash Wednesday appeal on behalf of the needy children of the world launched the 1962 Bishops' Relief Fund Appeal in the Catholic Schools of the country. The appeal will be con- ducted throughout Lent in the nation's Catholic schools. The school children usually collect about a million dollars of the total. The main appeal in the an- nual drive will be made during the week of March 25, culmin- ating in the traditional Laetare Sunday collection, April 1, in some 16,500 U.S. Catholic parishes. An overall goal of $5 mil- lion has been set for the fund appeal, whose proceeds are used to support the work of O Catholic Relie Serviees--Na- tional Catholic Welfare Con- terence, the U.S. Catholic overseas relief agency. Pope John's message was read by Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington at the Pope's request. Archbishop O'Boyle is chairman of the NCWC administrative board and a former executive director CRS-NCWC. Addressing his audience as "dear Catholic school children of America," the Holy Father said in part: "Our heart is grieved as We view the difficult circumstances in which, through no fault of theirs, so many boys and girls of your own age have to work their salvation. "Your prayers, therefore, dear boys and girls, We ask OUTSTRETCHED SUPPLIANT HANDS of these little ones are symbolic of the hands and heart reaching out from millions of homeless, hungry and destitute in areas of need end distress overseas. Help cau be given by a contribution to the 1962 Bishops' Relief Fund Appeal which will be conducted in all Catholic churches throughout the United States. This plea ties in with that of Pope John to Ameri- can Catholic children to pray and make sacrifices for the "comltless" children in need throughout the world. in a very special way for the countless children who find themselves in great spiritual and temporal need. In the spirit of Lent--a period of in- tensified prayer and sacrifice --pray for them and seek to help them in some material way also. "In cooperation with your bishops who are eager to carry on their noble world-wide re- lief program, make every and any little sacrifice you can in order to be able to bring your contributions, however large or small, as a Lenten offering for all the needy of the world--but especially for the less fortunate children. Your pastors and the Sisters in school will tell you how you can make these offer- ings. "Remember, always, as you give these sacrifices with your customary generosity, that God will reward you abundant- ly..." Human Rights Commission: ˘00li;00i,a b" tI,00, "I S00,ml00 Vol. 65--No. 10 41 Senl-fie, Wash., March 9, 1962 (Published every Friday) $4.00 per year10c per copy One Priest's Opinion: Calls Anti ommunist Crusades ' ackets' God Is Bigger Than Mindszen'y Group Space, Glenn Avers WASHINGTON, March 5 (NC)Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., told a Senate subcommittee that God is bigger than space and "He will be wherever we go." The Marine lieutenant colonel, who orbited the earth three times in his space capsule, told the com- mittee Feb. 28 that it would be foolish to assert that God could "God is certainly bigger than that," Col. Glenn added. pinpointed in space. "I b,, Ie think to try to limit God think He will be wherever to one particular section of we go." His remarks in the area of space or something is a very foolish thing to do," he stated. "I don't know the nature of God any more than anyone else, nor would I claim to be- cause I happened to have made a space ride that: got us a little bit above the atmosphere." St. Patrick Day Mass Scheduled A solemn high Mass in honor of St. Patrick will be offered in St. James Cathedral on the saint's feast day, Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. The Most Reverend Archbish- op Thomas A. Connolly will pre- side at the Mass. The Most Reverend Bishop Thomas E. Gill, V.G., pastor of the Cathe- dral, will be present in the sanctuary. The Rev. William E. Galla- gher will be celebrant. The Rev. William Treacy will be deacon; Rev. Jarlath Heneghan, subdeacon; Very Rev. Corne- lius M. Power, assistant priest; U.N Group To Debate preach.Rev" Desmond McMahon will The Rev. A. J. Shaughnessy and Rev. A. L. Leahy will be "Freedom Of Religion Rev.Chaplainst°theArchbish°pandLaurence O'Larey and Rev. Howard Lavelle will be chaplains to the Bishop. The Rev. Thomas O'Calla- UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., March 3 (NC)A proposed set of principles de- signed to protect religious freedom is to be debated by the United Nations Human Rights Commission. Discussion of the proposal, known as "Principles Relating to Discrimination in Respect of the Right of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion," will take place at the commission's for the UN subcommission on prevention of discrimina- tion and protection of minori- ties. At its 1960 session the sub- • commission discussed both the report and proposed set of prin- ciples, which drew some ad- verse criticism from Catholic sources. The draft text of the principles has since been circu- lated to govermnents for their comments. The Human Rights Commis- sion, the subeomission's par- ant body, will deal with the proposed principles in the light of these comments. It will, also decide whether the principles should form the basis of a UN declaration or should be the subject of one or several inter- national conventions. A declara- tion would be adopted by the UN General Assembly and giv- en widespread dissenination and study. A convention would be a legally binding interna- tional treaty for the nations that sign it. Before final action is taken, the commission's decision will be reviewed by the UN Eco- nomic and Social Council and the General Assembly. During the subcommission's consideration of the protxed principles in 1960, Father Eu- geno Burke, C.S.P., professor of dogmatic theology at the Catholic University of Amer- ica, in Washington, D. C., said the text should have a pream- ble recognizing the fact that for "the religious man religion is a transcendent reality." Speaking for Pax Romana, in- ternational Catholic movement of students and intellectuals, Father Burke said such a pre- amble should also recognize the right of the religious man to have his view of religion recognized and protected. ghan will be metropolitan cross bearer and Rev. Michael Cre- hart processional cross bearer. The Rev. Lawrence M. Willen- borg will be first master of ceremonies and Rev. John Lynch will be second master of ceremonies. More Boston Priests Leave For Missions religion were made after Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wiseon- ......... sin asked how his thoughts during his flight related to his faith. The Vatican City Daily hailed Colonel Glenn as "a faithful Christian" and called his successful orbital flight a "peaceful and audacious new victory of man over space." Pope John offered his con- gratulations to the U.S. and Colonel Glenn in an audience with Attorney-General Robert Kennedy and his wife. Glenn, who is a Presbyterian, said: "I cannot say that while I was in orbit I sat there and prayed. I was pretty busy. People in the past have tried to put words in my mouth on this." He also said that his religion "is not of the fire engine type --not one to be called on only in emergency and then put God back in the woodwork in His place at the end of a particu- larly stressful period." The Marine colonel said he feels a man should live his life as though every day might be his last, but added meeting beginning March 19. The original text of the pro- al was drafted by Arcot aswami of India, who recommended that the United Nations adopt them at the con- clusion of his report, "Discrim- ination ha Religious Rights and Practices." TM rqmrt was prepared Headlines And Deadlines Testing OWill Not Mean War By Geerge N. Kramer, Ph.D. Once again, there were encouraging trends in the news this week. At long last, the U.S. has decided to resume nuelem" testing ha the atmo- sphere in late April, unless the Soviet Union in the mean- time will agree to an iron-clad treaty banning all tests with effective controls and inspec- tion. The Soviets are not likely to do this. They will endeavor to make all the propaganda they can out of the U.S. decision, which has long been overdue. This will not mean war. If anything, it will in the long run prevent the outbreak of armed hostilities, provided we remain strong militarily and conduct a firm and reso- lute policy in dealing with Moscow. Event in the face of compara- tively mild resistance to Khrushchev's demands regard- ing the upcoming Geneva dis- armament conference n ext Wednesday, he has backed down on two counts. He las reluctantly agreed to a foreign ministers' level meet- ing instead of a summit which he attempted to impose on the other 17 nations, and he will accept the U.S. proposal to dis- cuss a nuclear test ban in (Continued on Page 10) Walks In Procession: Custom Revived ARCHBISHOP-ELECT JAMES J. BYRNE TBioS h o p Byrne Head See Of Dubuque ROME, March 7 (.Radio, NC)Hi,s Holiness Pope John XXlII renewed an ancient tradition after a lapse of two centuries by taking part personally in the procession which opened the season of Lent here. On Ash Wednesday traditional stational church of Santa Sabina as he has done in past years. But this year he participated personally in the procession, the first time a pope has done so since the reign of Clement VIII (1758- 1769). The Pope will continue to take part in lenten proces- sions each Sunday during Lent, but he will not confine himself to the processions at Rome's traditional stational churches. The Roman stations are churches where in ancient times on certain appointed days the clergy and people of Rome went in procession to assist at a Mass celebrated by their bishop or his repre- sentative. The stational churches are still, mentioned in the Roman Missal. According to ancient custom, the popes went first to a church chosen as a point of Pope John went to the assembly (called the "col- lecta") and then went in pro- cession to the church assigned for that day's ceremonies. On Ash Wednesday, the Pontiff went first to the Church of St. Alexius and from there went in proces- sion to St. Sabina's. Processions for the Sundays of Lent will be: March 11, from St. Mark's church to the Gesu church. March 18, from Church of Our Lady, Queen of Hearts, to St. Theresa's church. March 25, from the chapel of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood to the Church of the Canadian Martyrs. April 1, from the Church of Santa Maria in Monte Santo to the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. April 8, from Ihe Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina to St. Peter's basilica. WASHINGTON, March 7 (N C)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII will proclaim at the forthcoming Consistory t h e Most Reverend James J. Byrne to be Archbishop of Dubuque. Bishop Byrne, who has been serving as Ordinary of the Dio- cese of Boise, Idaho, will suc- ceed Archbishop Leo Binz who was transferred to St. Paul. This was announced here to- day by Archbishop Egidio Vag- nozzi, Apostolic Delegate in the United States. Archbishop-elect Byrne will that he himself falls so far short of this that it is "piti- ful." 600 Attend since been carved from the Nocturnal Vigil original diocese. Nocturnal vigils on the eve Dubuque will be the third See of the first Saturday of March attracted a total of 600 persons in St. James Cathedral, Seattle, and St. Rita Church, Tacoma. The Cathedral had an attend- ance of 359 and there were 241 present in St. Rita Church. The devotions are held on the eve of the first Saturdey of each month in answer to requests of Our Lady of Fatima for prayerful observance of first Saturdays. BOSTON (NC)--Eight more diocesan priests, who have vol- unteered for missionary service in Latin America, received their mission mandates and crosses as members of the So- ciety of St. James the Apostle. The eight new volunteers bring to 59 the membership of the Society of St. James, which was organized by Richard Car- dinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, to help meet the need for priests in Latin America. The priests, who e o m • from Boston and other dio- ceses, took part in a depar- ture ceremony February 25 in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Cardinal Cushing pre- sided. The volunteers are: Fathers Robert H. Beauregard, Albert H. Stankard, Dean C. Putnam, George F. Emerson, John E. Jusseaume and James M. Brodorick, all of the Boston archdiocese; Father Cornelius Lynch of the Providence, R.I., diocese; and Father Patrick : :::: Ahearue from County Water- ford, Ireland. They will spend the first six months of their assignment in Lima, Peru, where they will study the language and customs of their mission areas before :':::::::: being assigned to pastoral du- ties. in w h i c h Archbishop-elect Byrne has served as a member of the Hierarchy. Born in St. Paul, Minn., July 28, 1908, Archbishop- elect Byrne was ordained in the Cathedral at St. Paul in 1933. He made graduate studies in Education at the University of Minnesota and in Sacred Theology at Low vain University, Belgium. In 1947, Father Byrne was named Titular Bishop of Etch- na and Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul. K Of C Reports New High In Insurance Is Unde" Fire WASHINGTON, March 5 (NC)A priest-expert on Communism charged here that most extremist anti-Communist crusades operating today are "finan- cial rackets." "I am convinced that three-quarters of these groups are in it for the mon- ey," said Father John F. Cro- nin, S.S., assistant director of the Social Action Department of the National Catholic Wel- lure Conference. olics" are being attracted to extremist groups. Emphasizing the beoklet's argument that the major Red threat to the United States is external, not internal, he said The Sulpieian author of nu- ------------------" merous analyses of Commun- For editorial comment see ism, made his remarks while Page 4; outlining for newsmen the con- -"-----------------%------'--%%%-. tents of his new booklet, "Com- munism: Threat to Freedom." The booklet, he said, marks the "beginning of a campaign for sanity" in rec- ognizing the perils of Com- mumsm. Total distribution of the publication is expected to be between 500,900 and 1,000,000 copies, he said. "We expect quite a bit of use of it in schools and parish groups," he said. It is pub- lished jointly by the NCWC publications offioe and t h e Paulist Press, New York. Father Cronin told reporters one reason for the booklet was the requests made by several bishops concerned about claims that a "sizable number of Cath. the so-called anti-Communist c r u s a des are "fighting the wrong war, at the wrong time, at the wrong place." Father Cron/n said there is "every evidence" of an "in- terlocking d i r • e t n r a t e" among major extremist groups and that there are now at least SO groups "ex- tremist enough to make a splash." He said the primary group defended in his booklet from charges of being either Com- munist party members or sym- pathizer8 is the Protestant clergy. Communist influence among Protestant ministers is virttml- (Cmednued on Page 2) PapalAudience For First Lady NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7 (NC)--A new high in total insurance in force and in assets was achieved by the Knights of Columbus in 1961, according to Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart. The report shows that at the end of last year the fraternal organization's total insurance in force was $1,137,830,696, a net gain during the year of $90,024,761, or 8.6 per cent. The K of C assets during the year amounted to $8,744,922, an increase ol 15 per cent. become the ninth spiritual lead- er of a See which was estab-,. WASHINGTON# : March *S (NC)---Mr :Jolm F. " : laShednn as archdiocesea diocese m 1837,m 1893,and  Kennedy is being received in audience by His Holl,- Eleven other dioceses have ness Pope John XXIII at the Vatican March 1,1, it was disclosed at the White House here. The audience for the PreSident's wife is taking place during a two-day stop- over in Rome on a trip which home at the Vatican and d- will take her to India and Paki- scribed Pope John as s "jolly" stan. She is scheduled to arrive and "wonderful" man. in Rome on March 10 and will Mrs. Rose Kmnly, the leave the following night for Presidont's mottnw, is a New Delhi. ceuntess, am honer eferrnd The President's brother, Att. upon her in 1951 by Pope Pins XII for her exemplary mother- Gen. Robert F. Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, were received in audience by the Pope Febru- ary 21 dinting their recent around - the - world trip. Mrs. Ethel Kennedy, at press con- ference on their return here, said she was made to feel at All Smiles and Cups For CYO Orators GLIT'FERING TROPHIES and wide smiles were displayed Sunday by the top winners of the CYO Oratory Contest after final resuhs were announced in St. Leo's Auditorium in Tacoma. Finalists (from left) are Katherine Waltz of Immaculate Conception Parish, Everett, winner of the junior division; James Gillingham of St. Benedict's, Seattle, junior runner-up: Susan Kesling of Holy Rosary, Seattle, senior division runner-up; and Thomas Trebon of St. Benedict's, senior champion. Contest theme was the "Catholic Press." Tre- bon will represent the Archdiocesan CYO in the eighth annual National CYO Oratory Contest April 23-24 in Washington, D.C. (Full texts of winning oratory speeches will be found on Page Two.) hood and charitable works. Details of the visit, an- nouneed in Washington, worked out by officials of the Vatican and of the U.S. Era, bassy in Rome, The audience is being held in the Pope's study. Mrs. Kennedy will be met at the Villa Tavm, na, where the U.S. Embasq in Rome is located, by Arehbishop Martin J. O'Connor of Scran- ton, Pa., rectoc of the North American College in Rome, who will escort her to the Vatican. Archbishop O'Connor then will conduct Mrs. Kennedy to the Pope's study for the priv- ate audience. Since both the Pope and Mrs. Kennedy are fluent in French it is pre- sumed, they will converse in that language. Pope John also will re- ceive in audience some American a e w s m • n and women who are accompany- ing Mrs. Kennedy on her trip. The First Lady is expected to leave the. Vatican about 11:30 a,m., and go directly to the North American College in Rome, where she will assist at Mass in the private chapel of Archbishop O'Connor. Follow- ing the Mass she is scheduled to make e brief tour of the college and greet the students before returning to the Villa Taverns. l New Series On Stations Begins Today An inspirational series for Lenten reading starts in this edition o| The Progress. Titled "Stand by Cross," the series gives ap- propriate thoughts for chil- dren and adults while they pray and meditate on the Fourteen Stations of the Cross. The series is being written by Rev. Michael Cody, as- sistant pastor of Holy Faro- i!y Parish, Seattle. You will lind this inspir- ing Lenten theme on Page Five. I III -