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II Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle $4.00 per year--i0c per copy Seattle, Wash., April 6, 1962 i i i III VOL. 65--NO. 14  41 Fir,ts.,tio,,Of two (Published every Friday) L IPublished every Friday ) $4,00 pe r yearnl0c per copy I athol,ic Segregationists PREPARE FOR COUNCIL: 00ommission Talks Of Possible iChanges In Mass By James C. O'Neill VATICAN CITY, April 3 (Radio, NC)nPossible changes in the Mass, and contemporary problems facing missionaries in Asia and Africa were among many questions studied by the fifth session of the Central Preparatory Commission of the ecumenical council. t The fifth series of meetings began March 25 and was scheduled to end April 3. Unlike meetings at previous sessions, these have brought together mem- bers and consultors for four or more hours a day to cope with the great amount of material to be dealt with before the opening of the Second Vatican Coun- cil October 11. It is generally understood in Vatican circles that ahmong the suggestions debated was a proposal that e Mass be changed in its nonessential characteris- tics so that Catholics of all levels could better par- ticipate in it and understand its full significance. Among changes said to have been under con- sideration is that the Mass end at the "Ite Missa Est" instead of with the reading of the Last Gospel, as at present. Other possibili- ties include the reorganiza- tion of the Lessons, Epistles and Gospels to give them greater significance in mod- ern circumstances. No offi- cial information on these possibilities, however, was immediately available. posal that the Mass be changed in its nonessential characteris- tics so that Catholics of all (Continued on Page 2) San F,'clncisco iPrelate Enthroned sAN FRANCISCO, AprLl 3.nNewly enthroned Archbishop Joseph T. McGucken of San Francisco said here it is the job of Catholic lay leaders to carry out the teachings of the Church and not to yield to any tempta- tions "to tell the Church what it should be teaching." The Archbishop warned in address at his enthronement 3 of the "fickle incon- stancy of the human mind" in comparison to the Church's body of divine truth and of the transitory nature of "mere- ly human institutions." Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic Delegate to the U. S. Some 30 members of the hierarchy attended the cere- mony in St. Mary Cathedral. Archbishop McGucken, who had served as Bishop of Sac- ramento since January, 1957, was named to head the San Francisco See in February, 1962. eproved Archbishop Sends 'Paternal" Admonition NEW ORLEANS, April 2 (NC) Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans has sent Catholic segregationist leaders here a "personal and confi- dential letter" containing "a paternal admonition." The archdiocesan chancery office, in a statement acknowledging that such letters had been sent, de- clined to disclose their contents or the names of those to whom they had been sent. The chancery office issued its statement in con- nection with reports that Archbishop Rummel had threatened Catholic segregationist leaders with ex- communication. The excommunication threat, according to the reports, was directed to Catholics who appeared on the platform during a White Citizens Council rally March 30 protesting the announcement that Catho- lic schools here Will be integrated next fall, Mrs. B. J. Gaillot, Jr., president of Save Our Na- tion, Inc., said she had received such a letter. Her group teaches that the Bible proves that "God de- mands segregation." Emile A. Wagner, J'r., a member of the Orlean parish (county) school board, said he had refused to accept reg- istered letter from the arch- diocese. He said he had heard "that another letter to some- one else contained a threat (of excommunication)." Others on the platform dur- ing the segregationist rally were Republican candidate for mayor E. Ross Buckley; Le- ander H. Perez, Sr., a political leader in neighboring Plaque- mines parish; Democratic dis- trict attorney nominee James H. Garrison; Bernard J. Mc- Closkey, New Orleans director of regulatory inspection: and State Rep. Rodney Buras. Buras. who disclosed that he had received a letter and later had an interview with Arch- bishop Rummel, issued a state meat in which he said he would abide by the Archbish- op's desegregation order. The legislator said he would remain "emphatical- ly" opposed to racial segre- gation of schools but "as a member of the Roman Cath- olic Church, I must abide by its laws and deeisioos per. raining to the diocese io which I live." The chancery office state- ment denied that Archbishop Rummel had sent letters to all Catholics who were on the platform at the rally. The text of the statement follows: "It is true that 'personal and confidential' letter con- taining paternal admonition was addressed by Archbishop Rummel to a few Catholics Saturday, March 31, 1962. It is not true that such a letter was addressed to all Catholics who were on the speakers' platform at the Friday night meeting of the Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans. "Due to the fact that the letters were 'personal and confidential,' we prefer a! this time not to disclose either the names of the per- sons to whom the letters were addressed or the con- tents of the letters, unless these p a r t i e s themselves choose to make such dis- closure." None of the recipients would immediately release a copy of the letter to the press. Archbishop McGucken was Among prelates present for enthrned as the fifth arch" the ceremnies were Arch'fo CYOT P mbishop of san Francisco by bisli0ps Thomas A. Connolly of O resent Seattle andEdwardD. Howard Gratitude and Joy Dominates This Holy Night The ''C of Portland, Ore.; Bishops all r nia ,o3,d L, Begin of Oakland. THE TIME IS just minutes away before the celcbrati n begins. A two-part pictorial series starts in this issue of 12o T. Maher of Santa Rosa, of Holy Mass, climaxing the Easter Vigil. The site is St. The Progress to record graphically the sequences of Holy ruc xi C ill on' l where the fatthful have athcred to ob Week Startm from Palm Sunda throu h the Easter Vt d, Calif., Dermot O'Flanagan of James Cathedra " g " : g Y g : "g" B lsh op ! s Juneau, Alaska, Francis P. serve this holy night. The most solemn memorial in the the camera of W. C. (Charley) Heib, Jr. traces the par- Come sunset next Sunday, the most respiring d Leipzig of "Baker, Ore., Joseph entire year, the Easter Vigil emphasizes the central mystery ticipation of the faithful throughout Holy Week. these Consecrate liam J. Condon of Great Falls, of our redemption: Christ's saving death and gloi'ious resur- great days which fulfill their purpose of making holy the SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 NC)--The Most Rev. Leo T. her was consecrated here as Bishop of the new Diocese of Santa Rosa (Calif.) by Arch- bishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apos- tolic Delegate to the U.S. Bishop Hugh A. Donohoe of Stockton and Auxiliary Bishop Merlin J. Guilfoyle of San Francisco were the co-conse- ecelhators a t t h e ceremony, ich took place in St. Mary's thedral (April 5). Bishop Maher was named to head the Santa Rosa diocese when it was established in February, 1962. He had served as secretary to the late Arch- bishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco in 1947 and as chan- cellor of the archdiocese in 1956. Bishop Maher will be en- throned in St. Eugene's ca- thedral in Santa Rosa on April 26 by Archbishop Vagnozzi. New Bill Would Exempt College 00[xpense WASHINGTON, April 1 (NC) Rep. Peter W. Rodino, Jr., of New Jersey introduced a bill to grant taxpayers income tax exemptions on expenses in- volved in obtaining a highe'r education. The exemption under the bill H.R, 10938) would be granted education" expenses of the taxpayer or his dependents. The bill was referred (March 27) to the House Ways and Means Committee. Rodino said his plan "per- mits a student the freedom to choose his own fields of interest as well as his own institution" and "should pre- serve the flow of students to both public 'and . . . private cnlleges." He said il would involve "no elaborate Federal supervision, no chance of Federal control, no issues of race or Church or State." Dougherty of Yakima and Wil- Mont. and Thomas E. Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle. rection. With gratitude and joy the main altar of the Cathe- dral is now being prepared before the Eucharistic Service Helena Diocese Mourns Bishop Joseph Gilmore HELENA, Mont., April 3.The stunned Diocese of Helena prepared to pay final tribute to its spiritual leader for the last 26 yearsBishop Joseph Michael Gilmore, dead at the age of 69. Funeral services with Solemn Pontifical Mass of Requiem in St. Helena Cathe- dral tentatively were scheduied for April 11, the Chancery office announced. Bishop Gilmore died April 2 of a heart attack in San Fran- BISHOP GILMORE cisco. He was stricken while attending a dinner which hon- ored the Most Reverend Joseph T. McGucken on the event of his enthronement as Archbishop of San Francisco. The shock over the death of Bishop Gilmore was compara- ble to conditions which pre- vailed here on Feb. 19, 1938, when he took over the reign as fifth Bishop of Helena. At that time the diocese was recover= ing from the effect of a devas- tating earthquake--a fact men- tioned by Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, now Papal Secretary of State but then.Apostolic Del- egate to the U.S., who officiat- ed at the consecration of Bishop Gilmore. The words spoken by Car- dinal Cieognani to the stunned faithful on that February day were recalled by some in the shocked diocese today-- "Temporal misfortune h a s united all in the strong bond of charity, and this bond will become even stronger with the advent of your new bishop." Bishop Gilmore, a pioneer in the work of the National Catho- lic W e 1 f a r e Conference and episcopal chairman of its Im- migration Department at the time of his death, was born in New York City March 23, 1893. He was a boy of five when his Irish immigrant parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gilmore, moved to Anaconda, Mont. The future Bishop attended paro- chial school in Anaconda and later St. Joseph's College (now Columbia College) in Dubuque, Iowa. After he was graduated from college with high honors, he went to Rome where he studied at the Urban College. There he received his doctorate in sacred theology at the age of 22 and with a special dispensation was (Continued on Page 3) Proposed Postal Rate Hike Scored NEW YORK, April 3 (NC)-- Father Paul Bussard, publish- er of the Catholic Digest mag- azme, said the proposed in, crease in postal rates "would break the backs of many re- ligious publications and would price them out of business." The priest-publisher stressed t h e important spiritual, and moral role in the American way of life played by religious magazines and newspapers. Requiem For Bishop Gilmore In Bay City SAN FRANCISCO--A pontifi- cal Mass of requiem was cele- brated April 4 in St. Mary Cathedral for the Most Rev- erend Joseph M. Gilmore, Bishop of Helena, Mont., who died April 2, while attending installation ceremonies for the new Archbishop of San Fran- cisco, Joseph T. McGucken. The celebrant of the Mass was the Most Reverend Arch- bishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apos- tolic Delegate to the U.S. The Mass was attended by a large number of bishops who were in San Francisco for the installation. Many members of the clergy and faithful were also present. Archbishops and bishops pres- ent from the Pacific Northwest were: the Most Reverend Arch- bishops Thomas A. Connolly of Seattle and Edward D. Howard of Portland. and Bishops Wil- liam J. Condon of Great Falls, Mont.. Joseph" P. Dougherty of Yakima, Dermot O'Flanagan of Juneau. Alaska and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas E. Gill, Seattle, people of God. Psychiatrist is Named Laetare Medalist NOTRE DAME, Ind., April 1 (NC)Dr. Francis J. Braceland, chief psychiatrist at the Institute for Living, Hartford, Conn., will receive the University of Notre Dame's Laetre Medal for 1962, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., university president, announced. Dr. Braceland is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University and a former presi- dent-of the American Psychiat- ric Association. He is the first psychiatrist to receive the Laetare Medal, conferred an- nually since 1883 on an out- standing A m e r i c a n Catholic layman. President Kennedy was the recipient last year. "As physician, educator and naval officer, Dr, Brace- land has served with rare distinction," F a t h e r Hes- burgh said in announcing the award, 'q'hrougbout his pro- fessional life he has exempli- fied the competence of mod- ern medical science and a compassion born of his an- cient Christian faith." Dr. Braceland was certified in psychiatry in 1938 by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He was the b o a r d ' s secretary-treasurer from 1945 to 1951, its president during 1952. He was named president-elect of the Ameri- can Psychiatric Association in 1955 and assumed the presi- dency in May, 1956. He has served as chairman of the American Medical As- sociation's section on nervous and mental diseases and as president: of the Association for Research in Nervous and Men- tal Disease. He holds honorary degrees from several institn- tions and has written numerous articles and chapters m psychi- atric books. His wife is the former Hope Van Gelder Jenkins. DR, F. J. BRACELAND Psychiatrist In Today's Progress . . . FIRST SECTION Leaders Hear Story of Providence Hospital Development .............. 2 Singer Dennis Day Pleads for Decency in Entertainment ......... 3 Why A Vocation Issue (Editorial) ................ 4 Dramatic Story of Congo (Bishop Sheen) ........... 5 Order Celebrates Silver Jubilee ............. 6 SECOND SECTION Special Vocation Tabloid Supplement tableau of Our Lord's Passion and Death on the cross will be depicted by CYO teen-agers in Seward Park's outdoor amphitheater. "The Crucifixion," a stage production involving 72 youths in the cast, will be presented at 6:45 p.m. The Passion play will last about two houcs. There will be no admission to this presentation, being spon- sored by CYO teen clubs in the central deanery. But this is in store for those who come: "We will present a realistic account of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of. Our Lord," said Rev. John Marsh of St. Teresa Parish. The priest youth director 'of the central district, who is act- ing as director of the Passion play, continued: "The pageant is being pre- sented as a means of prepar- ing all of us to relive the s c r e d memories of Holy Week." Actually, youths and adults working on "The Crucifixion" have been reliving the sacred memories for more than four (Continued on page 14) Pope Names Bishop Bell To Sacramento WASHINGTON, April 4 (NC) --His Holiness Pope John XXIII has named the Most Rev. Alden J. Bell to be the Bishop of Sacramento. Bishop Bell has been Titular Bishop of Rhodopo. Its and Auxiliary to James Francis C a r d i n a I Mclntyre, Archbishop of Los Angeles. T h e appointment w s an- nounced here today by Arch- bishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apos- tolic Delegate in the United States. Bishop Bell succeeds to a See made vacant by the elevation of the Most Rev. Joseph T. McGucken, former Bishop of Sacramento. to be the Arch- bishop of San Francisco. Arch- bishop McGucken was en- throned in San Francisco. Iieadltnes And Deadlines World's Political Bazaar By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. This week a number of developments were un- der way but didn't quite reach the point where they made headlines. The U.S. expected to reach a decision, after consulting with its Western allies, on the tim- ing and conditions trader which negotiations over Berlin with the Soviet Union would be resumed. At Geneva the stage was be- ing set at the disarmament conference toble where any- thing is likely to happen. Fidel Castro has arranged a propaganda spectacular by pMeing on mass trial 1,179 prisoners taken during the in. vasion of Cuba last April. The Indonesian claim to Netherlands New Guinea is be- mg implemented by armed in- vasions which were repulsed by the Dutch shortly after Indo- nesia withdrew last week from talks set up by President Kennedy near Washington. He has requested resumption of their talks to avoid an explo- sive outbreak between Indo- nesia and the Netherlands. President De Gaulle, confi- dent Ihal the French people will overwhelmingly support his Algerian peace plan in next Sunday's referendum, flew to (Continued on page 16)