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t 0 ) / C F M and Church Renewal / Hand- in-Hand . B_yFather James Deady In these days of renewal, reform and updating, and of the emergence of the layman, we may be inclined to think that all these things began to happen suddenly only five or so years ago. For a true per- spectlve, we need to realize that they did not fall out of the blue. Long years of study, thought, experiment and actlonpre- ceded and prepared for the renewal in- spired by Pope John XXIII and imple- mented by the Second Vatican Council. This is true  no less of the development of the lay apostolate than of the liturgical movement, and both have gone hand in hand fron) the beginning even as they do today. Long years of spadework had pre- pared the soil for the dynamic renewal which is so forcefulw at work within the body Catholic in our time. High among the giants who pioneered the modern lay apostolate in the form Of Catholic Action was Canon JosephCardiJn of Belgium, founder of the Jocists, the Young Christian Workers, and who de- veloped the observe, judge, act technique common to these groups. Catholic Action in the United States has grown from the seeds which Canon Cardijn sowed, and became crystallized in the Christian Stu- dents. It is highly significant (for the lay apostolate) and gratifying to those who take an active part in it that Canon CardiJn, already in his early 80's and not even a bishop, should have been elevated by Pope Paul VI to the cardinalate in the recent Consistory. The'Christian Family Movement itself grew out of an infOrmal meeting of Chicago business men wh0. when they lunched to- gether, found their conversation con- tinually returning to their familieS. They ,Happy t; All Ederer. Corporal,on MA. ,2-442 I 2931 First Ave. So. Seattle Alteration Center "Germaine" (Mrs. Henry M. Seguln) 1629 Queen Anne Ave. AT 2-6486 Seattle Happy Easter HI-LINE Plumbing & Heating Company Plumbing and Hot Viter Heating CH. 4-5020 or GL. 4-5020 444 S.W.. 153rd Seattle arrived at an awareness of the need to Christianize family life among Catholic families. A priest advised them of the technique of Canon CardiJn. They met to- gether with their wives now, and the CFM, as it Is now known, was born. That was some twenty years ago. Since then the movement has spread aroundthe world into about sixty countries. Monsignor Reynold Hlllenbrand of Chicago has been associat- ed with CFM since its earliest days. He has been a dynamic source of inspiration to the movement and is the national chaplain of CFM. In a time of revolution, and I feel that we are undergoing a true revolution, there is bound to be a lot of "Static", rather loose talk about freedom, democracy, the emergence of the layman, and so on. In the process of renewal there must, of course, be Something of catharsis, but only that can be discarded which under the guidance of the church is found to be inadequate for the presentation of Jesus Christ to men in our times. We must have the emergence of the layman. The question is. into what is he going to emerge? The prineiple which must direct all genuine disciples of the Church both in attitude and in a.ction is the truth that the Church is Christ in the world, and despite the imperfections and the continuing need for refrom In the human element in the Church, we love theChurch because it is the Body of Christ. The layman in the Church is a member of Christ. The emergence of the layman must mean his emergenc-e to his full dignity as a member of Christ, and this means his emergence as a mature, coura- (Continued on Page 29) For the Unusual in Or,entallgu p- Area Rugs Carpels Pande Oameron &Co. "Free Parking" 6th and Virginia 520 Virginia MA 2-5566 Seattle Cline's Garage PAUL CLINE LA. 5.6464 6256-35th N.E. SeaffJe Easter Greetings Meridian Pavers EM. 4-4750 10301 Aurora No. Seattle Happy Easter :6 U. S. Insecticides MA 2-4471 84 Seneca St. Seattle ALOHA MEAT MKT. 819 - 5th No. Where You Meet Good Meat AT 2-66S0 Seattle EVANS CUMMING'S Funeral 'Home Serving Seattle for Over 35 Years HOWARD E. CUMMINGS, Owner SU. 2-3642 Located In The GREENWOOD DISTRICT Adjacent Parking 8760 Greenwood N. Seattle I I J Friday, April 16, 1965 THE PROGRESS---Page 15 Father James Deady, Moderator Marshal's O,e-gour Martinizing LI. 2-5344 629 N.W. Richmond Beach Road. Richmond Beach Zerline's Fifl Avenue Jewelry 1416 F'dth Ave. MA 3-0820 Seattle Easter Greetings NATIONAL AUTO PARTS Of Midway TR. 8.454 I 23419 Pac. Hwy. So., Seattle .: ,- .. TER/ iI HAPPY E I, GREETINGS / ACME IRON WORKS EA. 4-1,148 2520 So. College Sea'l-He Happy Easter DON & ZENDA'S VALLEY CAFE 77.13 Rainier Ave. So. Open 24 Hours PA 2-9220 Seattle Happy Easter RAY SOME Construction Company ME. 2.9393 127 North 36th Seattle