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2THE PROGRESS Friday, April 10, 1964 Q Don't Re.strict Pursuit Learning CLA Told 01T (NC) -- A Bishop warn- of "certain dan- Of TteW which can ten the life of Catholic p. G. Emmett Carter of United States and Canada at- tended the sessions. Speaking on ,'Culture in an Industrialized Society," Bishop Carter told the librarians that there is no truth which is not worth seeking. ,'The universe, we think !on, Ont., was keynote with Christian hope, is essen- S,aker April 1 at the 4Oth an, tinily perfectable . . . this is l;convention of the Catholic the concept laid so well be- h4"y Ass0ciafion. fore us by Pope John XXIII ma 1100 delegates from the in his encyclical Pacem In 00:.00rrAWAi Ont. (NC)- The Canadian Post Office Department i, ,, ].ed a new stamp bearing the inscription Pacem m Terns on April 8. The stamp shows a globe of white and blue sur- --_runded by a gold banner bearing the Latin inscription in drk$.:  gold, Canada has never before issued stamps with a rligiQus theme. grhere was no indication in the Post Office announcement vther the stamp was in tribute to Pope John XXM and his eyciical "Pacem in Terris." New Dispensation Jordan (NC) -- A traveler was invited to a of Jordanian friends, and found himself on a with many Arabian delicacies containing foregoing these, he satisfied himself with some of ::on-meat items. A neighbor at the table pointed to the "Why don't you try some of these? They are traveler said he knew they were, "but I am a Catholic, we do not eat meat on Friday.', Jordanian said, "I am a Catholic too. But here Friday at sundown . . Y to say, this was not a new dispensation -- and it s not true. . i Showdown vote Near in Malta :VALLETrA, Malta (NC) -- This British colony is heading for a showdown vote early in May deciding whether the Cath- olic Church will retain its favored status in civil affairs when full'independence is achieved May 31. The. point at issue is the new constitution proposed by Pfme Minister Giorgio Borg Oliver which preserves the fa- vol"ed::position long held by the Church on this small Mediter- rancan island that is 98 per cent Catholic. The constitution as it now stands is opposed by Malta's Labor party, headed by former Primeminister Dam Mintoff, which wants to break the tra:ditional ties between the Church and the civil government. The constitution is now being debated by Malta's Parliament. If Parliament approves the document -- and approval is almost a certainty, since Borg Oliver's party is represented by the ma- jority of the delegates -- then the constitution will be the subject of a public referendum, probably in the first weekof May. : G t ,Nonornlc Justice Asked in Spain % .....  MADRID (NC) -- Ecclesia, Spanish Catholic Action's offi- cliat)rgan, said in an editorial marking the 25th anniversary of thh end of the civil war that "a progressive leveling . . . by eans of a just distribution of the national income, has be- come the inevitable task of those who love peace." . .%Th e weekly asserted that there remain in Spain "great dif- f'.nces between the scandalous abundance of a few and the iigence of many." In this context it quoted from an address nde: in :June of 1958 by Enrique Cardinal Pie y Deniel of To- lI6 Primate of Spain, to 200 leading civil war veterans: "It is di en0ugh to win, it is also necessary to convince. It is not t time to fight with arms, but a time to work together to rmedy social injustice . . ." Ecclesia lauded the regime of Generalissimo Francisco Fran- co for restoring political calm to Spain and for keeping the country out of war. When You - ....... Delicious Hindu-Chrlst|an u'U D ue Be Glad NAGPdR, India (NC)--Lead- 00-" Orthodox and Protestant com- munities joined in a weeklong study session here to pave the way for Hindu-Christian dia-  logue. Hindu teachers were present. One feature of the meetings was the reading together of selected passages from. the Bi- ble and the Upanishads in a Rl.t.. spirit of contemplation and prayer. The group, which met at headquarters of the National . . Christian Council; outlined its goal as "a sharing of personal experience rather than an aca- demic discussion, a common lis- tening as we attempt to enter deeply into both the Christian andthe Hindu Spiritual experi- inca." AT ALL BETTER GROCERY: STORES Liturgy Expert Named Monsignor ST. LOUIS (NC) -- Msgr. Martin B. Hellriegel, pastor of Holy Cross parish here and a priest for 50 years, has been elevated to protonotary apos- tolic, the highest rank of mon- signor, by Pope Paul Vl. Monsignor HelMegel h a s been a pioneer in the liturgi- cal movement in the United States. He will be honored at the :National :Liturgical Week conference to be held here in August. Terris," the Ontario Bishop said. "We have to refrain from any inhibiting movement of this spirit," he continued. Bishop Carter identified three dangers to Cath01ic scholar- ship: 1 "The practical denial of the transcendental nature of the truth." This is manifested, he said, by the policy of some "powers that be" that it is much better to leave people alone, in ignorance. 2 "Exaggerated prudence in debating' issues touching on the spiritual realm." He said that although the Church is divine, it is also inthe hands of human beings. This sometimes engen- ders the idea, he continued, that we have something to hide. Bishop Carter cited difficul- ties during the first session of Vatican Council II in getting the proper publicity. With the formation of the council press office, subsequent coverage has given the world an example by its frank and open debates, he said. 3 "Intellectual sluggishness due to an exaggerated sense of 'having arrived' at the truth." Bishop Carter told the librari- ans that. "though we have the great treasure of Revelation, it was never meant to be a point of arrival." He exhorted his listeners to "take this field of God and work it and produce fruit which is worthy of the sons of Abra- ham and of his children." Earlier, an author, lecturer rand teacher told delegates that wholesome reading is the effective way of offsetting the harmful influences exerted on today's children by the mass communications media. May Hill Arbuthnot, the 1964 winner of the association's Re- gina Medal for her "distin- guished contributions to chil- dren's literature," made the ob- servation in her acceptance ad- dress at the awards luncheon March 31. At their final business ses- sion April 3, delegates ap- proved a resolution expressing their "wholehearted approval" of the Library Service and Con- struction Act, recently passed Eucharistic Congress Center BOMBAY'S HOLY Name Cathedral, pictured here, will be the scene of many of the activities of the XXXVIII In- ternational Eucharistic Congress to be held from November 28 to December 6, 1964. Valerian Cardinal Gracias of Bombay will be host to the thousands expected from many countries. by Congress and signed by the President. Next year's convention will be held April 20 to 23 in Philadelphia. Sister Claudia, association president-elect from Marygrove College, Detroit, will be in- stalled for a two-year term at the 1965 meeting. Palisades Site Of lns+i+utes Two theological institutes, one for married couples and another for the clergy, will be held in August at the Palisades Retreat House. "The Theology of Christian Marriage" will be held August 1-2 for married couples. "A Dynamic Moral Theology for the People of God" is scheduled August 3-7. Conducting these institutes will be Rev. Bernard Haring, C.Ss.R., peritus of the Second Vatican Council and faculty member of the Academia AI- phonsiana, the Redemptorist Seminary Faculty of Moral Theology in Rome, and the Pastoral Institute of the Let. eran University and Lumen Vitae Institute in Brussels. He is conducting this sum- mer nine such institutes in the United States. Advance registration for a limited enrollment has been opened and will close June 15, according to Rev. Francis Coony, C.Ss.R., Palisades di- rector. "The two institutes here will mark an extended use of facilities at the archdiocesan retreat house," Father Coony said. Clergy fees are $20 for day students and $35 for boarders. Laity fees are $10 for day stu- dents and $15 for boarders Enrollment will be limited at each institute to 50 boarders and 125 day students Registrations should be di- rected to Father Haring. Pali- sades Retreat House. Box 348. Tacoma 98401. Information is also available by phoning from Seattle VE 9-3755 and from Ta- coma WA 7-9621. Educators Turn Criticism Aside; Accept Challenge By John J. Only, Jr. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (NC)More than 17,580 Catholic educators h e 1 d their schools  and their leading criticup to the sun in this resort city for four days of close inspection. Looking at their schools, the educators saw what was com- monly described as a crisis, but no permanent flaws. They turned aside talk of panic and applauded speaker after speak- er who said the challenge could be overcome. The record-breaking number of registrants, attended by a large press corps, also looked closely at critics, but whatever the term used, such as "a member of the lay intelli- gentsia," they clearly were studying the thoughts of only one person--Mrs. Mary Perk- ins Ryan. Mrs. Ryan's hook, "Are Parochial Schools the An- swer?" was generally con- ceded to be the biggest single influence at the 61st national convention of the National Catholic Educational Associa- tion in Convention Hall. The New Hampshire Catholic author and liturgist suggests in her book that the Church could abandon its schools and col- leges today. She claims pupils could get a better religious for- mation outside them, especial- ly in view of the liturgical re- newal. Mrs. Ryan's book was the subject of a major press con- ference, the inspiration for a project to explain the aims of Catholic education and the fre- quent departure point for speeches about the future of the schools. The author herself, not in at- tendance at the convention, told the Camden, N.J., Catholic Star-Herald by telephone from her home that her intention was merely to ask for an exam- ination of the value of the Cath- olic school system. "If this examination results in more schools, fine; if it re- sults in fewer schools, that's fine too," she was quoted as saying. Admit Challenge Both the preacher at the con- vention's opening Mass and the keynote speaker at the first general session spoke of the challenge facing C a t h o 1 i c schools today. Archbishop Celestine J. De- miano, Bishop of Camden, N.J., said at the opening Mass there were "certain difficulties," but they are not insurmountable. "Let us not panic and elim- inate certain grades or be- come selective and ruin the school system our people have established in sacrifice and generosity," he said. Bishop John J. Dougherty, president of Seton Hall Uni- versity, South Orange, N.J., spoke in the keynote speech of "the mounting crisis in Catho- lic education" due to financial pressures and a lack of suf- ficient number of teaching nuns. He said Mrs Ryan's book deserves "s e r i o u s considera- tion," but that his own convic- tion is that the nation needs Catholic education to assure "survival of a strong Christian humanism." Plan Documented Book Delegates to meetings of the NCEA's elementary school de- partment, at their first meet- ing, overwhelmingly approved a proposal to contribute to a fund to publish a fully docu- mented book on the validity of the concept of the U.S. paro- chial school. The fund could total about $40,000. It also would be used "to publicize in popular terms the remarkable success story of the American parochial school," according to its sponsor, Msgr. William E. MeManus, Chicago archdio- cesan superintendent and re- tiring president of the ele- mentary department. A press conference was told later by an official of the NCEA that statistics for the current academic year indi- cated the quality of Catholic elementary schools was being continually raised, that student enrollment still expands rapid- ly and more Sisters entered classrooms this year than the year before. This was the report of Msgr. O'Neil C. D'Amour, associate secretary of the NCEA's school superintendents d e p a r tment, who gave newsmen this opin- ion on the "crisis" in the schools: Going Up, Not Down "I agree that we are on the brink, but I think we are going up, not down, as long as the panic mongers do not gain as- cendancy." In another session, a widely k n own Catholic sociologist, Rev. Andrew Greeley of Chi- cago, told Catholic educators that unless they support more objective social research into their schools, they will be un- able to refute "the armchair experts" who comment on pa- rochial education. At the convention's second general session, the new Su- preme Knight of the Knights of Columbus proposed that in view of the challenges Catholic edu- cators see facing them today, a national advisory commm- sion be formed. John W. McDevitt said the commission could collect and disseminate information "o n every phase of the present problem" and help coordinate attempts of local groups to solve their problems. At the convention's second major press conference, de- voted entirely to Mrs. Ryan's book, four superintendents took exception to her views. Asks More From Mrs. Ryan One, however, Msgr. Arthur T. Geoghegan, said he hoped Mrs. Ryan would continue to write in the same vein, elim- inating what he called the ir- relevant and inaccurate ma- terial which he said makes up most of her present book. Other convention highlights included: Appeals by Msgr. Alfred F. Horrigan, president of Bel- larmine College, Louisville, Ky., and Rev. Paul Reinert, S.J., president of St. Louis (Mo.) University, that establishment of new Catholic colleges be voluntarily restricted until edu- cators agree on a national plan for expansion. Monsignor Hor- rlgan said he personally would like to see six all-lay Catholic institutions begin within the next decade. A call by Robert G. Weav- er, administrator of the Fed- eral Housing and Home Fi- nance Agency, that education work closely with deprived people, especially those affected by urban improvement pro- grams. A recommendation by G M e n n e n Williams, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, that Catholic schools recognize "a special responsi- bility" to prepare students for a world in which Africa will play an increasingly important role." Reelection of Archbishop John P. Cody, Apostolic Ad- ministrator of New Orleans, to his third consecutive one-year term as president general of the association. The next conven- tion will be held in New York City. Cardinal Siri Suggests Council Reduce Its Work By James C. O'Neill GENOA, Italy (NC) "Let us do what is neces- sary. This is always a good rule for summit level meetings such as the ecumenical council." With these words Giuseppe Cardinal Siri of Genoa, ex- pressed his belief that the coun- cil should deal only with a few major and compelling issues rather than with the numerous proposals that have been pre- sented. "One more session is enough and it is eonvement." Cardinal Siri declared in an exclusive interview with the N.C.W.C. News Service. "To- day the bishops cannot remain absent for too long a time. The dioceses would suffer too much." Asked what he thought re. mained of the necessary work to be completed, the 57-year-old churchman singled out the schemas dealing with the sources of Revelation and the doctrine on the bishops. To these he also added "all ma- terial that concerns laymen and the presence of the Church in the world (Schema 17). The rt can be completed through the commissions and, even bet- ter, through ordinary means." The Archbishop of Genoa, one of the presidents of the council, disagreed with those who main- tain that the pace of the coun- cil up to now has been too stow. On the contrary, he said: "I am of the opinion that there was too much haste. A council must be respected and must deal with few, necessary, unpostponable, su- preme things. The others can be dealt with in a different way." Asked if he favored lifting the rules of secrecy that sur- round the work of council com- missions and council projects that have not yet come to the floor, the Cardinal was em- phatic. "No. Everything that is in the process of formation, even though merely civil, must reach a certain pedec- tion before being communi- cated to the public. Before that moment, as everybody knows, even business firms, reserve is necessary." The Cardinal continued: "As- suming, for the sake of argu- ment, that the public should also know, its right (to infor- mation) will begin at a certain In Favor of Index Reform THE SOCIETY of Catholic College Teachers of Sacred Doctrine has voted to ask for a thorough reform of the section of canon law dealing with the Index of Forbidden Books. The convention at Washington, D.C., elected as president Rev. Raymond A. Parr of Alverno College, Mil. waukee, shown here with Sister Julie, c.s.J., and Rev. Urban Voll, O.P., of the Catholic University of America, retiring president. point; the point I mentioned. Not before. This is, after all. an ordinary rule." Turning to specific matters before the council, Cardinal Siri said he did not think it is necessary for the council to discuss the question of reli- gious liberty. "This doctrine is already quite clear and precise, at least for those who know it. The schema which was pre- sented was not right; naturally this is my humble opinion." As for the relation of the Church to the Jews, the Car- dinal stated that he thought it would be "better not to speak of it, because, to speak of it, we should first of all say what our Lord Jesus Christ and St. Paul said of the great drama. To speak without mentioning that would be a real error and I do not think that it would please the Jews very much. Let us leave them alone and pray for them and let us love them as brothers." Cardinal Siri also indicated that he does not think the c0un- cil will take action on race rela- tions. "The Catholic doctrine is clear on this point, and to speak of certain matters, in themselves fight and true, could play into the hands of political factions." "Let us do what is neces- sary. This is always a good rule for summit level meet- ings such as the ecumenical council." On the subject of the concept of the collegiality of the bish- ops, the Cardinal made it clear that he does not think the test vote taken during the last ses- sion of the council has any force. "The vote on collegiality is null, because it was done with- out specifying the meaning of the term. When a question is asked which may have from three to five meanings, without specifications, any answer is worth from three to five an- swers, that is to say, it answers nothing." Regarding the proposal that a senate representative of the world's bishops be set up to advise the Pope on major prob- lems, the Cardinal said: "Let as abide by what was done by Jesus Christ. The constitution of the Church is what it is, that is to say, what it has been to this day. The Pope is free to choose the advisers he wants, other- wise he would not have the primacy. It does not seem to me reverent to advise him on his senate. He has it and he, and he alone, can change what he wants." As Catholic Educators Meet KEY FIGURES at the 61st annual meeting of the National Catholic Educational Assoc- iation, held in Atlantic City, N.J., are pictured at the convention. Left to right ere: Archbishop John J. Cody of New Orleans, President General of the NCEA; Auxiliary Bishop John J. Dougherty, Newark, N.J., president of Seton Hall University, keynote speaker; Archbishop Celestine J. Damiano, Bishop of Camden, host to the delegates, and Msgr. Frederick G. Hochwalt, Executive Secretary, NCEA, Washington.(NC Photos) Pleta, Shepherd On Way; El Greco To Stay Home NAPLES (NC) -- Michelange- lo's Pieta and the ancient statue of the Good Shepherd left Italy for the Vatican Pa- vilion at the New York World's Fair April 5. The Good Shep- herd statue was the first aboard the Cristoforo Colombo, and was lowered safely into Hold No. 3. Then the massively boxed Piefa was caressed onto the forward deck and its water- proof and buoyant casing se- cured to the ship. The Pieta had been insured for $6 million and the Good Shepherd for $2 million. The Spanish government has decided against sending the El Greco masterpiece, "The Bur- ial of the Count of Orgaz," to its pavilion at the New York World's Fair. The huge canvas will remain at the Church of St. Thomas in Toledo, from which it has been rmoved only once since El Greco finished painting it in 1586, The Archbishop of Toledo, Enrique Cardinal Pie y Deniel, had earlier approved its re- moval but Spanish authorities held that the national treasure might be endangered. Only they know the secret Only four monks of the Carthusian Order know the secret of making Chartreuse, a secret preserved for more than 350 years. Their dedication is rewarded by your enjoyment of this superb liqueur. Beiore or after dinner, or as a delightful chilled drink, chartreuse is I enjoyable in a variety of ways. For illustrated booklet on Chartreuse, write Schieffelin & Co., 30 Cooper Sq, New York, Dept. R. 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