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POVERTY CAN BE LIKE A TRAP unless you support such private efforts as the Bishops' Fund and urge your Government to continue its overseas aid efforts, millions upon millions of youngsters like the one above can never hope to escape from poverty. The collection in more than 17,000 churches in the United States will be taken up on Lactate Sunday, March 28. See story page 3. VoI. 68, No. 12  41 $4 yr., 10c copy Seattle, Fri., Mar. 19, 1965 Change of March 27 Epistle Permitted VATICAN CITY (NC)- The postconciliar missiOn on the Implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy has granted worldwide permission for a substitution for the traditional lesson in the Mass of the Saturday after the third Sunday of Lent, which falls on March 27 this year. Instead of the long reading from the book of Daniel deal- ing with the elders' slanderous accusations of Susanna, the epistle of the 21st Sunday after Pentecost may be substituted. The substitute reading is taken from St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians (chapter 6, verse 10 to 17). Appropriate to the spirit of Lent, it speaks of the Christian's battle against the wiles of the devil: "You must take up the armor of God, if you are to resist on the evil day, to do your whole duty, and to hold your ground." IlL2 Prelates Expected Abbot's .... Blessing Twenty=two prelates from 11 states and Canada will be present in the sanctuary of St. James Cathe- dral in Seattle Saturday, March 20, when Rt. Rev. Gerald Raymond Desmond OSB is blessed as Coadjutor Abbot of St. Martin's Abbey in Olympia. Celebrant of the pontifical Mass of blessing will be the Most Reverend Thomas A. Coanolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The age-old ceremony of abbatial blessing will begin at '10:30 am. Assistant abbots in the ceremony will be Rt. Rev. Denis Strittmatter OSB, Archabbot of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa.; and Rt. Rev. Raphael Heider OSB, Abbot of St. Martin's Abbey. Archabbot Denis is also president of the American Cassi- nese Congregation of Benedictines. Giving the sermon will be the Most Reverend Joseph P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yakima. The Yakima Ordinary was ordained n the same class with Abbot Gerald June 14, 1930 in St. James Cathedral. Altogether, there will be two archbishops, four bishops, two archabbots, 13 abbots and one conventual prior among the dignitaries. These include Their Most Reverends: Archbishop Martin Johnson of Vancouver, BC; Bishop Syl- vester W. Treinen of Boise; Bishop Remi J. De Roo of Victoria, BC; and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas E. Gill VG of Seattle. Abbots are the Right Reverends: Archabbott Bonaventure Knaebel OSB of St. Meinrad's Arch- St. Meinrad, Ind.; Abbot Baldwin Dworschak OSB of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minn.; Abbot Lawrence Vohs OSB of St. Bede's Abbey, Peru, Ill.; Abbot Gilbert Hess OSB of Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD; Abbot Anselm Coppersmith OSB of Conception Abbey, Conception, Mo,; Abbot Damian Jentges OSB of Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict's, Ore.; Abbot Eugene Med- ved OSB of Westminster Abbey, Mission city, BC; Abbot Daniel Kucera OSB of St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, Ill.; Abbot Ignatius fayette, Ore.; Abbot Philip Berning OSB of St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, Oka.; Abbo: Gerald Benkert OSB of Marmion Abbey, Aurora, Ill.; and Coadjutor Abbot Thomas Hartmann OSB of SL Benedict's Abbey, Kas. Also in attendance will be Father Egon J. Javor OSB, con- ventual prior of Woodside Priory, Portola Valley, Calif. ABBOT GERALD'S ,PERSONAL ARMS 'Let Us Love One Another' / / / / PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Bishops Outline Formal Plan for Ecumenical Work WASHINGTON (NC)--The seven-member Bish- ops' Commission for Ecumenical Affairs took steps here to plunge the U.S. Catholic Church into the main- stream of ecumenical encounter. Under the guidence of Lawrence Cardinal Shehan of Balti- more, the commission briskly advanced Catholic involvement by approving nearly a dozen projects at a one-day session March 10. At the conclusion of the private meeting, Msgr. William W. Baum, executive director of the Commission, said these actions were taken: Approval of an effort to draw up suggested guidelines for bishops on matters of common prayer and worship. Establishment of eight subcommissions to explore the possibilities of formal conversations with Orthodox, Protestant and Jewish bodies; Endorsement of a workshop in Boston in June for officials and representatives of dioceses engaged in ecumenical activities; Approval of a similar workshop for representativies of the nation's seminaries, perhaps held in conjunction with the Boston meeting; Exploration of a proposed Inter-Confessional Institute for Ecumenical Research; Agreement to seek the services of clerical and lay experts to assist the work of the bishops, especially in the subcommisions dealing with other religious bodies. Monsignor Baum said the course now being steered in ecumen- ical affairs is being determined on the local level by individual bishops guided by the Vatican Council's decree on ecumenism. This, he said, is in line with the decree which states: "The course to be adopted, with due regard to all the cir- cumstances of time, place and persons, is to be decided by local episcopal authority, unless otherwise provided for by the Bishops' Conference according to its statutes, or by the Holy See." The Vatican's Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, pressed by matters directly related to the Second Vatican Coun- cil's work, has begun consideration of a directory of ecumenical practices, but has not completed it, Monsignor Baum said. The U.S. ecumenical office, launched in January, will draw up its own recommendations in the meantime, Monsignor Baum said, (Continued on Page 4) Church-Run PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS ENDORSED: CollegeAid 00ghts O;S Ap U00h:IJs Mass Miir ostolates --A Maryland judge has ruled that it is constitu- tional for the state of Maryland to provide funds for the con- struction of buildings at church- affiliated colleges. Circuit Court Judge O. Bowie Duckett said March 11 it was "crystal clear that the Mary- land legislature was in no way concerned with religion" when it made the appropriations to four private colleges in 1962 and 1963. The suit opposing the state grants had been brought by the Horace Mann League, an or- ganization of public school ad- ministrators, and 13 taxpayers. The attorney for the plaintiffs has indicated the suit will be carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. Two of the schools involved in the court test are Catholic. St. Joseph's College of Em- mitsburg was given $750,000 'in matching grants for a sci- ence building, and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore was allocated $750,- 000 for the same purpose. The other colleges are Hood Col- lege (United Church of Christ) in Frederick, and Western Maryland College (Methodist) in Westminster. In his 27-page opinion, Judge Duckett said the primary pur- pose of the grants was to con- struct classroom and science buildings and other structures used for secular purposes. The legal question to he decided, he said, was whether the primary effect of the grants was to ad- vance religion. Since the primary effect of the grants was not to aid re- ligion, said Judge "'Duckett, therefore "all the appropria- tions are valid and constitu- tional." 'UN Parish' Dedicated Dy FREe COROOVA IN WASHINGTON, DC (photo above), civil rights pickets are removed from outside the White House by police after scores of d enmnstrators sat or lay on Pennsylvania Ave- nue during rushhours. The'White House was the site of several demonstrations in behalf of the Negro voter registration drive in Selma, Ala. In Washington State (photo below) Father John Lynch, moderator, of Catholic I nterracial C o u n c i 1, Tuesday leads a civil rights mar/:h rom, Sattle'S Federal Court House to St. J ames Cathedral for. aMass of Reparation due to reign of terror in Alabama.  (Photos by Religious News Service and by Ken Harris of Seattle Post-Intelligencer) NEW YORK (NC)--"The par- ish church of the United Na- tions," a modern granite struc- ture costing more than $2.2 mil- lion, was dedicated here by Francis Cardinal Spellman with solemn ceremonies attended by many diplomats. Following the Mass the cardi- nal recalled he blessed the cor- nerstone of the UN building. He reminded that his aide, the late Auxiliary Bishop James H. Griffiths, who served the Holy See and the National Catholic Welfare Conference in UN af- fairs, was concerned deeply with UN work. The cardinal expressed the hope that in Holy Family church all will pray the UN will become "a united family of nations" and that its work for peace will succeed. The towering grey church of the Holy Family on East 47th Street is just a few minutes walk from the UN headquart- ers and is attached to the Pope John XXIII Pacem in Terris multilingual library. A 142-foot- high aluminum bell tower rises from the east wall of the church. At the dedication ceremonies March 14, attended by UN Sec- retary General U Thant, Msgr. Joseph N. Moody of New York said in a sermon he hoped '/the men who struggle for the cause of peace in the vital in- stitutions near this church will occasionally glance at its spire." (Full text of Father John Lynch's sermon at Mass o/Reparation on Page Two). The Mass of Reparation, offered Tuesday evening in St. James Cathedral "to Almighty God, who has been offended by the violence to His children in Ala- bama," mirrored the social apostolates being undertaken today by the Church. Civil rights was in the forefront because the Mass had been precipitated by the reign of terror that continues to suppress equal rights of Negroes in Alabama. The Mass invoked the forgiveness of God for all who have denied Negroes their human and con- stitutional rights. Drawing some 1,000 persons--both Catholic and non-Catholic-- to the Cathedral, the Mass was preceded by a civil rights march from the US Court House five blocks away. Approximately 300 joined in that freedom march, sponsored by the Catholic Inter- racial Council of Seattle, and were assured of its "catholic" validity by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop, who had authorized the demonstration. Speaking at the con- clusion of the Mass, the Archbishop declared: "I wish to state here again of my approval and endorse- ment of any type of peaceful demonstration or march or exhibition that will serve to alert our fellow citizens to the un- fortunate plight of our colored fellow citizens." Noting that public opinion "is an important factor" in the civil rights struggle, Archbishop Connolly emphasized: "It will be public opinion that will eventually secure the aims and ends for which this battle is being fought and may the Good Lord through our prayers and through likewise our own personal involvement in this struggle bring it soon to a successful eenelusion." The Archbishop aured Negroes in the congregation of his "constant and continuing cooperation in their struggle to secure for their fellow citizens in Selma, Alabama, and Mississippi and elsewhere the full and complete exercise of their human and civil rights." The Archbishop called for the settlement of the critical situ- ation through "deeds, not words" and "for action now, not to- morrow or next week or next month." Throughout the one-hour liturgy, these were also evident: active congregational participation in the Mass to espouse the liturgical renewal and ecumenicity with the presence of scores of Protestant clergymen and laity. Welcoming non-Catholics to the Cathedral, Father John D. Lynch, moderator of CIC and celebrant of the Mass, said that all of the violence in Alabama is the result of social jealousy and envy. "We must look beyond and see the real evil in acts of oppression which are an insult to Almighty God because He made these people in His own image and likeness. Man has tried to destroy the image of God." Using love as the theme of his sermon, Father Lynch said that charity is the greatest of all virtues and hatred the worst of all evils. "Any man who says he loves God and hates his neighbor," the civil rights priest leader emphasized, "is a liar." Although the pews in back of the Cathedral were not filled throughout, attendance at Mass was high considering that it had come about after a two-day notice. Present in sanctuary also was the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill VG, Auxiliary. Bishop of Seattle. Faces of all hues were seen in the congregation-Caucasian, Negro, Oriental, Filipino, Indian. Sitting together in groups were many from religious communities -- Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of the Holy Names, Sisters of Charity of Providence. Within the walls of the Cathedral came loud and dear the civil rights hymn, "We Shall Overcome." The nationally.used song was sung before and after Mass. Leading the congrega- tional singing was Father Francis Coony CSSR, director of the Palisades Retreat House. (Continued on Page 2) Cou)t Underlines Stand on Movie Censorship WASHINGTON (NC)-- The U.S. Supreme Court, overturni,ng a New York ban on a Danish Movie, has given staes and cities with film censorship, laws another nudge to bring them in line with its latest ruling on this issue. In a brief order March 15 the high court reversed a decision of New York Court of Appeals upholding a ban by the s,tate Board c,f Regents against a movie called "A Stranger Knocks." constitutional, must observe In explanation the court cited the First Amendment fights of a March 1 ruling in which it constitutionally prn,tected films. struck down a Maryland film Presumably, in reversing the licensing law because is lacked New York ban on "A Stranger adequate procedural safeguards Knocks," the court meant to for unobjeetianable movies-- indicate that New York's een- cheifly, a guarantee of speedy action by censors and courts. The Supreme Court thus un- derlined the stand it took in that earier case (Freedom V. Maryland): that systems fc,r the prior censorship of movies, though not in themselves un- sorship law--at least as applied in this case--did not provide adequate procedural s a f e- guards. But cn the same day the high court refused without comment to consider another case in- volving a challenge to 'the New York law. The plaintiffs in this second case based their challenge on the argument that prior cen- sorship of movies is per se un- contittfional. In view of its earlier rejection of this argu- ment and probably because of a different set of fac, the court apparently saw no rea- son to consider to the appeal, which was brought by two men operating in New York City as the Gate Film Club. The "A Stranger Knocks" case begun in June, 1963, when the state Board of Regents re- fused to g r a n t a license for the film's exhibition unless two scenes it judged obscene were ........ deleted. The Trans-Lux Distributing Corporation, the movie's dis- tributor, went to court, and the Appellate Division of the Su- preme Court reversed the re- gents. However, the Court of Ap- peals reinstated the regents' ban in a decision on March 26, i What Kind of Church Would You Build?! --. in Today,s Progress... ] By JAMES C. O'NEILL VATICAN CITY (NC) What kind of church would you build if you had the opportunity? It was this question that set Giulio Cardinal Bevilacqua musing on paper for an article in L'Osservatore della Domen- ica, the Sunday picture maga- zine of Vatican City. The 83-year-old cardinal paint- ed a picture of what he would do. At the same time the arti- cle disclosed some aspects of the personality of a man who has been a close friend of Pope Paul VI through many years. Herewith are excerpts from his article. It is not the complete article but rather a sampling of Cardinal Bevilacqua's thought. It also reflects some of his experience in building his own church in Bresica. "I would like it (my church) to appeal to the diffident, and even to the enemy as an epi- phany of the sacred; space which is not sacred be- cause of the cross above it nor because of a statue stuck to its side, but sacred because it is distinctly different from any other built over space around it, sacred because its warm outlines whisper to the mas- sacred man of the street: 'All of you who are burdened with sorrow, come to me'." "I would like my church to be among houses, like many of the greatest cathe- drals, so that the uninterrup- ted and vital exchange be- tween the drama of God and the drama of man may be (Continued on Page 4) "... That You Love One Another as I Have Loved You". .... 2 Pope Pleads for World's Needy ................................ 3 TO t) ....Q....o......... ACCW Slates Greatest Story Ever ld 4 More on Whether "Drivers, etc.," Belong in Sanctuary ....... 5 , , ,) We ve Grown Accustomed . . , (Editorial) ................. . Pioneer's Devotion to the Sacred Heart ,. .......... , .............. 7 Let the People Sing ......... ; .................................. 8 PAL Payoff March 26 .......................................... 9 Consensus All-Catholic, All-Northwest Basketball Team ......... 10 Information Please .............................................. 12