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'JOURNAL OF A SOUL' '1 Live to Obey God's Slightest Commands' First of Two Sections Vast Education Aid Program Launched in US BY JOHN J. DALY, JR. WASHINGTON (NC) m The US government now stands on the brink of launching a vast program pio- neering in Federal recognition of the educational needs of both public and private school pupils. By a vote of 73 to 18, the Senate (April 9) added its endorsement to House approval on March 26 of President Johnson's $1.3 billion proposal. The President hailed passage of the measure. He predicted that it would prove to be "just the beginning, the first giant stride toward full educational opportunity for all of our school children." The Chief ExecUtive signed April 11 the bill into law at the one-room school in Johnson City, Tex., where he began his own education. His first teacher, Kate Deadrick Loney, sat beside him. Mr. Johnson explained the Sunday signing of the bill, say- ing: "I do not wish to delay by a single day the program to strengthen this nation's elementary and secondary schools." He then expressed his "devout hope" that his own "sense of urgency" will be shared by Commissioner of Education Francis Keppel and other education officers of the federal government charged with implementing the program. The bill sped through the Senate, as it had through the House, propelled by urgent appeals of the leadership that Con- grass capitalize on the wide consensus of support for the legis- latiorh Sen, Wayne Morse of Oregon, chairman of the Senate edu- catian subcommittee and the bill's floor manager, repeatedly characterized it asexperimental in its approaches and appealed that t:b. giv.va.a year's trial nm , L ' ' (Continued, on Page 2) Anti-Church Moves In Poland Attacked BERLIN (NC)  Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski of Warsa W has accused Poland's Communist government of using public funds to mount a large-scale attack upon the Catholic Church and on religion. In a Palm Sunday sermon reported here, the Primate of Poland said the state is using "dirty means" to battle the Church. "It is monstrous that we Catholics must reject God because there is a group of people with power and public funds wishing it," besaid. "Where is the reason? Where is democracy? Must we reject God in the name of law? It is a monstrosity to demand this from the nation. We must not keep silent." The cardinal specifically mentioned an article from Rome in a government-owned newspaper which reported on Italian banks controlled by the Catholic Church. He said the author of the piece "is a man who resides in Rome on state funds, (yet) he is so limited in his education that the only thing he sees in the Church are banks. The strength of the Church is in Christ." The cardinal's sermon came in the wake of two letters sent to Communist officials which complained that the government is attacking religion on many levels in violation of a 1960 conven- tion signed by Poland which commits the signers to avoid dis- crimination in education. The letters, reportedly seen by a West- ern newsman, were written by Cardinal Wyszynski and by Auxil-. iary Bishop Zygmunt Choromanski of Warsaw, secretary of the Polish Bishops' Conference. Last December Bishop Choromanski complained to the Min- ister of Religious Affairs that the state was regulating classes in religion in violation of the agreement. The government official, Tadeusz Zabinski, rejected the charge, declaring that the state always has been recognized as having control over schools, More recently Cardinal Wyszynski defended Bishop Chore- manski in a letter to Polish Premier Josef Cyrankiewicz. "The Polish episcopate and its secretary never luesfioned the achievements of people's Poland in the field of education,*,' said the cardinal. t Don't Misrepresent Product, Pope Paul Tells Businessmen VATICAN CITY (NC)- Pope Paul VI urged businessmen to shun misrepresentation and to stick to their word in business dealings. He also urged them to be prudent in using funds entrusted to them. The Pope was speaking to Italian business agents April 10 who were holding their first national congress in Rome. "Can your profession disregard sincerity in giving informa- tion, and fidelity to one's word?" the Pope asked. "Isn't your word the practical to01 of your trade, of your transactions?" Pope Paul urged the businessmen to be "men of your word." He continued: "We will add another suggestion. Be reasonable and moderate in seeking profit for your services, and avoid in- discreet speculation. This is demanded by the common good- that is to say, by the people who put their savings into business and take from it the things necessary for life. "It is demanded, we believe, by your own interest, which will benefitali more when people trust you and your services." Editor's Note: "Journal of a Soul," by Pope John XXIII is one of the remarkable personal documents of our time. It is a spiritual diary that provides in- spiring glimpses into the profoundly human person- ality of a beloved religious leader; it is a record of awesome spiritual size and importance. Totalling 170,000 words in original manuscript, it was started in the year 1895 when Angelo Roncalli, then 14, be- gan to study for the priesthood. For 67 years until shortly before he died in 1963 Pope John, as semi- narian, priest, bishop, cardinal and as the Pope, maintained this continuing story of his innermost thoughts, fashioning a superb chronicle which con- stantly reflects a humble man's efforts to regulate his life by God's will. From "Journal of a Soul," The Catholic Northwest Progress presents the first in a series of 18 weekly excerpts. The entire series is brought to you through the courtesy of the Ballard Blossom Shop, 2001 N.W. Market St., Seattle., SU 2-4213. HO am I? Nothing. What is my name? What are my titles of nobility? I have none, I am a servant and nothing more. I have nothing of my own, not even my life. God is my Master, absolute Master over life and death. No parents, no relations, no masters in this world. My real and only Master is God. So I live only to obey God's slightest commands. I cannot move a hand, a finger or an eye, I cannot look before me or behind, unless God wills it. In His presence I stand upright and motionless like the meanest soldier standing to attention before his officer, ready to do all, even to cast myself into the flames. This must be my task my whole life long, because I was born for this: I am a servant. I must always look on myself as a servant. Therefore I shall have not one single moment free for serving my own in- terests, my pleasures, my vanity, etc. If I were to do this I should be no better than a thief because I should be stealing time which is not my own, I would be an unfaithful servant, a wicked servant, unworthy of my hire. Alas! This is exactly what I have done. What confusion and shame I feel! So much pride, arrogance and presumption, and I do not even know how to be a servant. 0 Lord, my God, I acknowledge the rights You have over me. Forgive my infidelities. Evil inclinations often distract me from attending to Your divine service. But now no more of this! I bind myself to Your service and stand before You like St. Fran- cis Xavier. Look at me, O Lord. "I am Your servant, O Lord:: give me understanding that I may learn Your commandements." And the Lord, my Master, has given me His orders. I am to know Him, love Him and serve Him all my life. What blessed servitude, what glory, what supreme honor! I am the King's ; page, to go with Him everywhere; I am admitted to His secrets. Then, after a miserably short service, I who should have obeyed Him without any reward am made a sharer in His own glory in heaven. He has put all the creatures of this earth, all the gifts of nature, all these things at my disposal, so that I may use them only to raise myself towards Him and love Him. This is the reason for their existence. Therefore, when I use creatures for (Continued on Page 9) Cardinal Explains Secretariat VIENNA (NC)  The task of the new Secre- tariat for Non-Believers is not to attack atheism but to promote the pastoral efforts of the Church, according to its president. Franziskus Cardinal Koenig oI Vienna spoke in a statement issued shortly after the secre- tariat's founding was officially announced in Rome April 8. He said the new organization will seek to find ways to make ll;e Church's work secure throughout the world and that it will also try to make con- tacts to promote peace. It will aim, he continued, to diminish hatred wherever hatred uses r e I i g i o u s or antireligious weapons. The secretariat, the Cardi- nal went on, will not only co- nrdinate cultural and pastoral efforts but also deal with the various types of atheism -- practical atheism, doctrinal atheism and atheism support- ed by state such as exists be- hind the Iron Curtain. He described government- backed atheism as a great danger. Cardinal Koenig voiced the fear that it may be hard for the new secretariat to find, atheists-interested in: make& contacts and holding discussions with the Church. Thus, he said, the practical work of the organization will be to carry out scientific re- search on the bases of athe- ism and to inform Catholics about the problems of athe- ism. Members of the scretariat, he said, will be bishops named by Pope Paul VI. It will also have the advise of experts and consultants from all parts of tbc world. He said a proposal has been made to include non- Catholic Christians among the latter. OLYMPIA -- A pontifi- cal Mass of requiem was sung Monday in St. Mar- tin's Abbey chapel here for Father Edward Weckert OSB, who prior to his death Friday was for many years a triple- sports coach at St. Martin's College and pastor in Cle Elum. Celebrant was Rt. Rev. Ra- phael Heider OSB, Abbot of St. Martin's. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, presided in cope and miter at the Mass. The Arch- bishop also gave the absolu- tion in the chapel. Giving the absolution at the grave in the Abbey cemetery was the Most Reverend Joseph New Liturgy Emphasizes Easter Rites The first Easter Alleluias according to the New Liturgy will ring out in the Archdiocese of Seattle this Sunday, April 18, with the celebration of the Feast of Christ's Resurrection from the dead. The texts of the Easter Masses insist on the his- toric fact that Christ has arisen from the dead; but they insist as well that the Lord's Resurrection is a fact with a meaning for us here and now. Since Chris. tians are members of the Risen Christ, humanity has greater and greater access to a new fife, the very life of God. With the Easter Vigil the Church begins putting aside the penitential spirit of Lent and opens the season of rejoicing as Holy Week reaches its climax. The Solemn Paschal Vigil Service will precede midnight Mass in most churches of the Archdiocese. The holy night of Vigil will include the blessing d the new fire, blessing of the Easter Candle, chanting of the "Exultet" in English for the first time; the Prophecies and the Litany of the Saints; blessing of the baptismal water;, baptism of new converts and the renewal of baptismal promises. Those wishing to receive Holy Communion at midnight Mass must abstain for one hour from all food and drink except water which does not break the Eucharistic fast. Easter vigil services will begin at St. James Cathedral at 10:30 pm Holy Saturday. Solemn pontifical Mass of the Fald- stool will begin at midnight. The celebrant will be the Most Reverend Thomas Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, who will preach. Assistant priest will be Father Michael Cnd masters of ceremonies will be Father Stephen Szeman and Father John Lynch; deacon, subdeacon and eressbearer will be seminarians. Easter Sunday Low Masses will be at 5:15, 6, 7, 8, 9:15, 12 noon and 5:30 pro. The solemn pontifical Mass at the Resurrection will be offered at 10:30 am Easter Sunday. The celebrant will be the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, who will preach. Assistant priest will be Father Jarlath Heneghan and deacons of honor will be Father Cody and Father James CrandratL Mas- ters of ceremonies will be Father Szeman and Father Lynch. Deacon, subdeacon, metropolitan and processional erossbearers will be seminarians. The St. James Cathedral choir will sing. Archbishop Connolly, by virtue of special faculties has dis- pensed the faithful of the Archdiocese from the law of abstinence on Holy Saturday, April 17. However, since it is still a day of fast those bound to fast may take meat only at the principal meal. The Lenten fast continues until midnight Holy Saturday. CHICAGO (NC)  Pon- tifical requiem Mass for Albert Cardinal Meyer of Chicago, the reserved scholar who became head of the na- tion's largest Cathofic diocese and a leader at the ecumenical council, was offered April 13 in Holy Name cathedral. Cardinal M e y e r, 62, died quietly April 9 in Mercy Hospi- tal, where he had remained for six weeks after undergoing sur- gery February 25 for a brain tumor. He had been in a gen- eral decline for nearly a week and two days before his death lapsed into a coma, from which he did not awake. Celebrant of the requiem Mass was,Auxiliary Bishop Cle- tus F. 0 Donnell of Chicago, CARDINAL MEYER vicar general of the archdio- cese. The eulogy was delivered by Archbishop William E. Cous- ins of Milwaukee. Cardinal Meyer was bern in Milwaukee and served as archbishop there before coming to Chicago: Burial followed in the ceme-- tery of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Ill. The funeral arrangements were according to wishes ex- pressed by Cardinal Meyer be- fore his operation. Hundreds of dignitaries of church and state crowded the cathedral for the requiem Mass. On hand were four of the five living US cardinals -- Francis Cardinal Spelhnan of New York, James Cardinal MeIntyre of Los Angeles, Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis. and Law- rence Cardinal Shehan of Bal- timore--as well as Paul Emile Cardinal Lager of Montreal. Unable to attend was Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston, who is recovering from recent major intestinal surgery. Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, also was present. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, and Most Reverend Joseph P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yakima, were among *the hundreds of prelates attend. lag the funeral rites. Tributes and messages of cow dolence poured in from many sources, religious and secular, Catholic and non-Catholic. Pope Paul VI cabled a message ex- pressing his grief, as did Am- leto Cardinal C.ienguani, Papal (Continued on Page 2) The B,l-ess.ings of the Risen Christ to all on Easter Mor.00 i / / t v FATHER EDWARD WECKERT P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yak- ima. Father Edward, 77, died in an Olympia hospital after a long illness. His coaching football, basketball and baseball gave SMC a colorful tradition and he remained an avid sportsman - after becoming pastor in 1933 of St. John the Baptist's Parish in Cle Elum. He retired from his pastorate in that Diocese of Yakima par- ish in 1963 when he had become too ill tb attend to his pastoral duties. Father Edward was born March 2, 1888, in St. Paul, Minn. He became a Benedic- tine monk at St. Martin's July 1911 and was ordained May 25, 1916. He started his coaching ca- reer in 1909 while in his theo- logical studies. In January of 1926 he was named president of the Washington-Oregon Confer- ence, composed of Mt. Angel College and Columbia College.-- now Portland University -- m Oregon, and St. Martin's and Seattle College -- now Seattle University. During his teaching career at St. Martin's he taught mathe- matics, English, calligraphy and music. Survivors include two bro- thers, Peter Weckert, Ivanhoe, Minn.; Joe Weckert, Cloquet, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. Fred Dawson, Barron, Wis. Burial was under the direc- tion of Mills and Mills Funeral Home here. (More about Father Ed- ward's athletic saga on Page Twelve). FIRST SECTION Holy Sepulchre Shrine Restoration Underway ............... 2 American Cancer Society Sets Crusade ......... . ........... 3 Moral Evaluation of Alabama Boycott ...................... 4 Civil Rights Draws Heavier Load of Opinions ............... S The Drinking Sickness (Editorial) ........................... $ Easter Is Pivotal Point of Liturgical Year .................. 7 Life Between Liturgies ....................................... 8 Priest-Artist Enriches Knowledge .............................. 9 Bless Those PAL Pastors .................................... 10 Passover Feast at St. Patrick's in Tacoma .................. 11 CYO Dinner Honors 1,500 Adult Leaders ..................... 12 Mission Program vs. Peace Corps? ......................... 14 SECOND SECTION Easter Edition Tabloid, featuring Catholic Information Center and Christian Family Movement .................. 40 pages . . . In Today's Progress... [ at a recent sermon by Pope Paul VI on the crucifixion of Christ. The Jewish Committee claimed in a statement that it appears that the Pope's sermon "sharply deviates from" the ecumenical council's pending declaration on the Jews. Pope Paul in an April 4 Lenten sermon said Jews of Christ's time rejected Him and "finally killed Him." He said the same thing was being done today by men who are against God. Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher, director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies at Seton Hall Urn'varsity, said the sermon was "by no means" a repudiation of the Vatican coun- cil's declaration that the Jews are innocent of the death of Christ. Pope Paul noted that Jews of Christ's time had opposed Him "and finally killed Him." A number of Jewish leaders and groups have expressed concern over the remarks. "The Pope's deep sensitivity," Monsignor Oesterreicher said, "his profound sympathy with the ecumenical spirit, his keen . awareness of and response to, the problems that stir our genera- tion are a guarantee that his mind as well as his heart are in accord with" the council declaration. (See documentary Page Nine.) Requiem Sung for J American-Jewish Coroup [Chicago's Cardinal Father Edward, 77 Sad at Papal Sermon I Widely Mourned mi tteeNElTs YeOxpRrKs (sN:)' '-sa:::s ?:i cn Ja;piis2J:nm,,