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Pope ExtetJ00 Commissio OnMassMed00a By James C. O'Neill VATICAN CITY (NC)nPope Paul VI has extended the scope of the Pontifical Commission for Motion Pictures, Radio and Television to include "daily and periodical press" and changed the commission's name to that of the Pontifical Commission for Mass Media. In a morn proprio, a papal document drawn up by the Pope and issued on his authority, dated March 7 and published April 7, Pope Paul implemented the decree on communications media approved by the council and promulgated by the Pope The first of these was the motu proprio Sacram Liturgiam, issued January 25, implementing portions of the conciliar con- stitution on liturgical reform. In addition to changing the commission's name and extend- ing its competence to the press, this motu proprio specifies that the commission now has the authority to implement the "directive norms of the decree" on communications media and that it is to prepare for the Pope's approval "an appropriate pastoral instruction" which would help bishops "in the fulfill- ment of their pastoral activities in this sector" of mass media. The motu proprio also stresses the importance of the co- operation of expert laymen with the commission and in its work. A spokesman for the commission pointed out that there are already three laymen on the commission, Prince Carlo Pacelli, Count Enrico Galeazzi and Vittorino Veronese. Pope Paul states that the late Pope John in his motu proprio Boni Pastoris issued in early 1959, had given a "new orientation" to the Pontifical Commission for Motion Pictures, Radio and Television which was headed by Archbishop Martin J. O'Connor, rector of the North American college in Rome. The document then continues to its essential point: "Therefore since this authoritative vote of the venerable Fathers of the council is in accord with our desires, we, modi- fying the name and amplifying the task of the above com- mission, by our own initiative, with certain knowledge and after mature deliberation, by virtue of this letter and from henceforth institute the Pontifical Commission for Mass Media, entrusting to it as regards the interests of the' Catholic religion, the problems relating to motion pictures, to radio and to tele- vision and to the daily and periodical press." The Pope states that the commission in serving the truth would serve to bring about harmony among peoples and he quoted Pope John who had told the foreign press association in Italy in a 1961 audience that by "working for truth, one works for human brotherhood." Day of Prayer For Vocations Set For Sunday Sunday, April 12, the Feast of the Good Shep- herd, has been set as a World Day of prayer for vo- cations and the faithful of the Archdiocese of Seat- tle, will participate, according to an official letter from His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly. The Church's need for reli- gious vocations has never been greater than it is today, Rev. Godfrey Poage, C.P., director of the Pontifical Office for Re- ligious Vocations, said at the Headlines and Deadlines: Brazil Jails Commies By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Other than the death of General MacArthur, t h i s week's news is the usual run of the mill--Brazil, Cyprus, Panama, with only minor de- velopments in any place. Following the complete vic- tory of the military forces in Brazil which resulted in the flight of President Joao Goulart to Uruguay, his office was de- clared vacated and Ranieri Mazzilli was sworn in as pro- visional president. The Brazilians are awaiting the election by their Congress of an interim president who will serve out the unexpired term of Goulart which was to run to October. 1965. All this is strictly accord- (Continued on Page 5) Vatican when the Holy Father announced the Day of Prayer. "Because the need is so very great, His Holiness Paul Vi has ordered a worldwide day of prayer April 12 for both the western and eastern Catholic Church, and I am happy to say the response has been wonderful," said the former vocations director of the Passionist Fathers' Chi- cago province. Holding a sheaf of letters from religious superiors and apostolic delegates and nuncios from dozens of nations. Father Poage said the daylong observ- ance April 12 will dnclude Mass for vocations. It*Tulfills the first step in the program for stimu- lating youth to give their lives to God, he said. "The first step in any voca- tions program is prayer," Fa- ther Poage said. "We need prayers in the whole world to reverse the downward trend in vocations. "When you consider that one country, the United States, out of 95 nations ac- counts for 50 per cent of all religious vocations you begin to see the dimensions of the problem." In the Archdiocese of Seattle, Masses will be offered for this intention of the Holy Father and the Prayer for Vocations will be recited after all Masses. (The prayer appears on Page 3). Solon Urges Churches To Help Rights Bill WASHINGTON (NC)m Sen. Hubert Humphrey said that if the Senate passes a fair and effective civil rights bill it will be only because of the active sup- port of spiritual leaders and church people of the nation. say again that if we are to suc- The Minnesota legislator, ceed in the Senate, if we are strategy chief for the admin- to pass a fair and effective istration's civil r i g h t s bill, bill, it will only be because of spoke April 6 by telephone to a the active and strong support Lutheran group in Hollywood, of the spMtual leaders and the Fla. church people of America," Humphrey s a i d the nation needs .to develop a consensus on the civil rights bill which will support Senate action and In Today's the churches can play a major q " " role in developing this favor- " ro-ress able opinion. "Religious organizations and the churches in America are the custodians of dignity," he said. "One of our finest hours is now upon us--if the churches do what they can do in civil rights, in the war on poverty and in showing all the world that democracy can solve the human social problems better than any other form of gov- Seattle ROTE Views ernment." Royalty Court ............. 10 "I have said before and I ,,,,,, IllllllllIlll[lllllfflll[llllllltlllllllII lll[!lll;lllllllllll[lliIIIIllllflll[tl]llllIIIlltll Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. 67No. 15 CHRISTIAN CULTURE SERIES PAGE 6 Seaft-Je, Wash., Friday, April 10, 1964  41 (Published every Friday) $4.00 per yearlOc per copy Bishops Submit Decisions On Vernacular to Rome WASHINGTON (NC) The Bishops of the United States met here to discuss questions relating to the use of English in the lit- urgy of the Church in this country. Their conclusions are being sent to Rome for submission to the Commission to implement the Constitution on the Liturgy. Until word is received from the Holy See confirming the deci- stuns taken here, there will be no official statement on behalf of the U.S. Bishops, it was an- nounced. Some 200 members of the Hierarchy took part in the day-long discussions at the Catholic University of Amer- ica. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. and His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle. were present. Following the meeting Arch- bishop John F. Dearden of De- troit, chairman of the Bishops' Commission on the Liturgical Apostolate, made the following statement: "The assembled Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of the United States in their first gen- eral meeting on the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vati- can Council discussed proposals on the use of English in the Mass, sacraments and brevi- ary. They also discussed the English texts to be used. "These decisions will now be submitted to the Commis- sion on the Liturgy in Rome for final approval. When this is forthcoming, they will be put into effect in the United States as soon as possible. Nothing can be said, how- ever, until they are approved by Rome." The Constitution on the Liturgy, enacted by the Second Vatican Council last December 4. in large measure leaves it to national or regional bishops' conferences to determine how much of the Mass and the sac- raments should be in the lan- guage of the people. It also provides for a long-range revi- sion of the worship of the Church in general. The American Bishops is- sued a joint statement in Rome in December stating that they had agreed "to make full use of the vernacular conces- sions made by the council." They noted that the council constitution allows the vernacu- lar for most of the parts of the Mass that are sung or said aloud up to the Canon, and also for other prayers such as the Sanctus and the Our Father. After their Rome meeting the U.S. Bishops entrusted implementation of their deci- sions to the Bishops' Corn- INSPECTING QUAKE AREA: Apostolic Delegate Brings Pope's Blessing, Aid to Stricken Alaska (From Left) Monsignor Cornelius Power, Bishop Thomas E. Gill Father D. Harvey Vagnozzi and Bishop Dermot O'Flanacjan. Apostolic Delegate, and escort- ed him to Anchorage. The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, greeted Archbishop Vagnozzi in the name of the Most Rev- erend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, who was attending meetings in Washing- ton, D.C. Bishop Gill, who also had at- tended the Washington, D.C., meetings, arrived by plane at the airport only about 30 min- utes before the Apostolic Dele- gate. Pope Paul Concerned Archbishop Vagnozzi t o I d archdiocesan officials of Pope Paul's personal concern for the earthquake victims. Others of the archdiocese on hand to welcome the Apostolic Delegate included the Rt. Ray. Msgrs. Cornelius M. Power, Ailbe M. MeGrath and Philip H. Duffy, and Revs. James H. Gandrau. editor of The Progress, Rev. D. Harvey McIntyre, John P. By Ray. James H. Gondrau The Most Reverend E g i d i o Vagnozzi, Apos- tolic Delegate to the Unit- ed States, carried the per- sonal blessings of P 0 p e Paul VI and a check for $10,- 000 to the people of Alaska on his personal inspection tour of the earthquake-stricken area this week. The gifts, and a check for $5.000 sent by Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York, were presented to the Most Reverend Dermot O'Flanagan, Bishop of Juneau, by Archbishop Vag- nozzi upon his arrival at Seat- tle-Tacoma International Air- port here Friday. The Northwest ]et liner which carried the papal am- bassador f r o m Washington, D.C., landed at 6 p.m., resum- ing its flight to Anchorage, Alaska, at 7:30 p.m. Escorted to Anchoracje Bishop O'Flanagan, who had flown to Seattle from Juneau earlier in the day, met the Mclntyre, Archbishop Egidio Doherty and Thomas C. Mc- Ennis. After his arrival, the papal representative was driven to nearby Hyatt House, where he visited in the Hotel's Interna- tional room until leaving for Alaska. He told Bishop O'Flana- gun that he planned to spend several days in Alaska. Comments on "Deputy' During his brief visit, Arch- bishop Vagnozzi commented on Rolf Hochhuth's controversial play, "The Deputy," now ap- pearing on Broadway. Concern- ing the playwright's accusation thatPope Plus XII was culpa- bly silent in the face of Nazi atrocities during the last world war, he said, "The real motive behind the play is an attempt to share responsibility for the massacre outside Germany, for- cing facts and documents to prove a theory." In view of the present re- evaluation of the role of Catho- lic schools in America. the delegate indicated that he did not belie;e Catholic schools would ever become outmoded: "'The Catholic schools are the backbone of the Catholic Church in the U.S. I have traveled and lived all over the world. Where there are Catholic schools, the Church is flourishing; where they de not exist, the Church goes down." Archbishop Vagnozzi added that he was gratified by state- ments made by several U.S. bishops who said they will never give up their schools. Visited Coast in 1961 The Apostolic Delegate previ- ously visited Anchorage in July, 1961, when he blessed the cor- nerstone of the Catholic Junior High School then under con- struction. The school was un- damaged in the quake. On the same trip to the Pa- cific Northwest in 1961, Arch- bishop Vagnozzi dedicated the Archdiocesan College of Sister Formation at Providence Heights, Issaquah. CCD Needs Service of Laity (See Photo on Page Three.) T h e Confraternity of Humphrey said. Christian Doctrine canrfot succeed in fulfilling its ,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,1,,,, ............ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,E,,,,,,t,,,,;,,,,,, allotted task without the ser- Educators Turn Criticism Aside, Accept Challenge... 2 Regional Vineentian Meet Set 3 Cause and Effect (Editorial) ................ 4 Disturbed over Housekeeping 5 Missionary to Speak at ACCW Breakfast .......... 7 CYO Baseball League's Bigger'n Ever ............. 8 vices of dedicated and fully- trained laity. This was the concurrence of approximately lOO CCD dioces- an directors meeting f r o m Monday to Thursday in Seat- tle for the 28th time to learn, discuss and formulate the teaching mission of the Church in the United States. A lay organization utilizing all the resources of a parish in spreading the faith among those who have not the oppor- tunity or privilege of complete religious education, the CCD was termed as a "grass root apostolate," the "bridge be- tween clergy and laity" and the area "where the laity takes over the teaching ministry of the Church under the direction of the hier- archy." Today the CCD goes hand in hand with the Catholic schools to provide a full Christian for- mation to all Cath- Fr. Collins olie children and youth, ac- cording to Rev. Joseph B. Collins, S.S., director of the National CCD Center in Wash- ington, D.C. It was pointed out at one of the discussions in the Olympic Hotel, the conference site. that 55 per cent o[ Catholic children of grade school age and 80 per cent of Catholic teen-agers of high school age are enrolled in public schools. It was estimated that in 1O years these sta- tistics will increase as high as 70 per cent over the latest figures. The CCD, most priest - directors opined, will be able to meet this demand only if confraternity schools are adequately financed, staffed with trained teachers. The work of the CCD in the Archdiocese of Seattle testifies to the same progress and prob- lems as the rest of the nation. According to Rev. John P. Doherty, archdiocesan CCD di- rector, 25,365 grade school chil- dren are enrolled in confrater- nity classes. Catholic grade school enrollment is 27,012. The CCD leads Catholic high school enrollment, two to one, with 11,136 in Confra- ternity classes and only 5,977 in Catholic high schools. Total CCD enrollment is 36,- 501--exactly 3,512 more than in Catholic schools. CCD vaca- tion school enrollment is 14,921. There are also in CCD 494 Religious and 1,926 lay teach- ers. Three hundred and sixty- two Religious, including 77 seminarians, and 509 lay per- sons teach in vacation schools. Other C CD statistics in- clude 733 home visitors, 1,199 helpers, 498 apostles of good will, 2,086 in discussion clubs, 3 5 6 parent-educator group workers, I,88 families receiving parent-educator lit- erature and 294 in parent:edu- cator discussion clubs. mission on the Liturgical Apostolate. It was the work of this commission that formed the basis of discus- sion at the general meeting of the U.S. Bishops here. Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis and Archbishop Paul Hallinan of Atlanta are U.S. prelates on the commission in Rome to which the liturgical decisions of national bishops' conferences are submitted. The U.S. Bishops' Commis- sion on the Liturgical Aposto- late is composed of Archbishop Dearden, Archbishop Hallinan, Bishop Vincent Waters of Ra- leigh and Bishop Victor J. Reed of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The use of the mother tongue in the official liturgy is cer- tainly the most striking of the changes provided in the Con- stitution on the Liturgy that went into effect February 16. The Council Fathers recog- nized the actual diversity in the Church, Rev. Frederick R. Mc- Menus, who served as one of the council's official advisers, pointed out in a series pub- lished earlier in The Progress, Father McManus wrote: "Looked at realistically, Latin is not even remotely a univer- sal language. It is not the language of the Scriptures, nor the language of the Oriental churches. The vast majority of i the world's inhabitants do not even have ancestors who spoke Latin. "The bishops of the ooun- ell were willing to vote for the most radical language concessions, provided t h e y were made dependent on the approval to be given by the bodies of bishops for the ? respective countries or re- gions of the world. "One reason for their unanim- ity is the long, hard work of all who proposed and publicized: the vernacular question over the years. Events have proved ? them right. They truly sensed the mind of the Church and the needs of the Church. "The vernacular thesis is a simple one. If the words are to be meaningful and prayerful, people must pray in their own language." End USSR Churchl Persecution, Goldberg Asks i WASHINGTON (N.C.)Associate Justice Arthur i J. Goldberg of the Supreme Court said here all men of good will should speak out against religious perse- cution in the Soviet Union. Goldberg spoke April 6 to a protest meeting sponJ sored here by 24 Jewish organizations assembled to raise their voices against Russia's treatment of Jews. Soviet Jewry was described as the most severely limited of the religious groups in the USSR. Goldberg told the conference: "'We are not and cannot be unmindful of the plight of the great body of people in the Soviet Union whose human right to freedom of religious exercise is substantially curtailed. "The discrimination against Jews by the government of the Soviet Union is an aspect of overall discrimination against all religious groups." But he said the evidence is "overwhelming" that Jews are more limit! than others and that discrimination against them has reached "the proportions of virulent anti-Semitism." "The tragic experience of mankind with the cancer of anti- Semitism so fresh in the minds of all makes it imperative that those who believe in the dignity of man and in human rights speak out in vigorous protest," he said. Goldberg, in stressing the brotherhood of man, touched upon the controversial Rolf Hochhuth drama accusing Pope Plus XII of failing to speak out against Nazi persecution of Jews. "I believe that the dramatist did not do justice to that great and good Pontiff, Pope Plus XII. Jews are and ever should be grateful for what the Pope and the Catholic Church did to rescue innocent Jewish victims of Nazi insanity and barbarism," he id, O BE FORMED... BE INFORMED In the formation of Youth, parents must use initiative and imagination to make religion a vital, challenging element of their daily ac- tivities. Fostering the habit of daily, concrete, spiritual reading can open the minds of our children to the reality of a life united to Christ. We suggest: LIFE OF CHRIST  Madden YOUTH BEFORE GOD  Kelly YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS Greeley Catholic Gifts & Church Goods, Inc. 609 Union St. MU. 2-3929 SEATTLE, WASH. Z