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Law Day, K of C Mass Slated At Cathedral The Rt Rev Damian Jentges, O.S.B., Abbot of Mt. Angel Abbey, Ore- gon, will give the sermon and the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Arch- bishop of Seattle, will preside at the annual Law Day Mass at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, in St. James Cathedral. The Mass will be held in con- junction with the annual Mass of the Religious Information Bureau of the Knight of Colum- bus State Council. G e r a I d McKay, Catholic Activities chairman for Seat- tle Council, has extended an invitation to all those attend- ing the Mass to a dinner and program immediately follow- mg at the Knights of Colum- bus, 722 E. Union. The dinner and program will take the place of the regular council meeting and will be an open meeting for the ladies. The event will replace the Council's April 29 meeting, which has been canceled. The first day of May of each year has been designated by Congress and the President of the United States as "Law Day, U.S.A." It is set aside as a special day of celebration by the American people in apprecia- tion of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the U.S.; of their rededica- tion to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other as well as with other nations; and for the cultivation of that re- spect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life. James F. MeAteer is the chairman of the committee of lawyers planning the Mass, Frank Eberharter is vice chairman and Eugene Hooper is secretary. Serving as honorary vice chairmen :j :: Vol. 66--N0. 17 Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle 41 Seaffle, Wash.; Friday, April 26, 1963 AN EVENING MASS, observing "Law Day, U.S.A." and highlighting the Knights of Columbus Religious Infor- mation Bureau program, is being arranged Wednesday, May 1, in St. James Cathedral. K. of C. and lawyers offi- cials include (from left) Rev. William Treacy, Seattle Coun- cil chaplain and moderator of R.I.B.'s Seattle Replies Com- mittee; James F. McAteer, chairman of the lawyers' com- mittee, and Eugene F. Hopper, committee secretary. The Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly will pre- side at the Mass. (See story of K of C Apostolate on Page Two.) are Judges William J. Lind- berg, Charles P. Moriarty, F. A. Walterskirchen, James W. Hodson, and George R. Stuntz. Attorneys serving on the committee are Harold Ander- son, Arthur J. O'Sullivan, John J. Costello, John Caley, Rob- ert Beezer, Thomas St. Pierre, T. Patrick Corbett, Thomas Morrow, Thomas J. Greenan, Richard McCann, Philip J. Poth, Joseph Holleman, R. P. Guimont, Norm Pressentin, John Hedricks, Joseph Lanza, Fred Dore, Fred Hoover, H. C. Wilson, James P. Curran, Hugh Carney and James Mc- Bride. Conferral Of Medals Set: Investiture Of Monsignori Slated At Cathedral May 5 Nine priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle, recently elevated to the "ink of Domestic Prelate to His Holiness, Pope John XXIII, will be invested with the robes of their new office at ceremonies at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in St. James Cathedral, Seattle. His Excellency, the M o s t Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, will con- duct the investiture rites for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Mur- tagh, pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Seattle, and golden jubilarian; and Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Doogan, M.- Ed., principal Blanchet High School. Lay women and men who will receive the "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" medal include: Charles Albert, retired presi- dent of the Seattle Particular Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Peter J. Emt, man- ager of the St. Vincent de Paul Salvage Bureau; Leo Galla- gher, Tacoma, "father of the camping movement" in the Archdiocese; Mrs. Mary Bres- nahan, associate editor, The Catholic Northwest Progress; Miss Nora O'Neill, secretary to Archbishop Connolly; Dr. Pat. ricia Smith, lay medical mis- sionary in Vietnam; and Miss Irene Weber, director of case- work, Catholic Children's Serv- ices. Dr. Pafricia Smith Conference Deadlocked: priests, giving them the title of Monsignor. At the same ceremonies, the Archbishop will present the papal medal, "Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice" to three laymen and four laywomen. News of the honors was re- ceived earlier by Archbishop Connolly from the Apostolic Delegation in Washington, D.C., and announced in The Progress February 15. Priests who will be honored include: The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Wolter, J.U:D., Officialis of the Archdiocesan Tribunal, and pastor of St. Teresa's Parish, Seattle; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cor- nelius M. Power, J.C.D., Chan- cellor of the Archdiocese, and pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Seattle; Rt. R.ev. Msgr. Ailbe M. McGrath, Dean, Cen- tral Deanery, and pastor of Holy Family Parish, Seattle; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip H. Duffy, Ph.D., Archdiocesan Superin- tendent of Schools; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael P. O'Dwyer, Dean, Southern Deanery, and pastor emeritus of St. Michael's Parish, Olympia. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. McFadden, Dean, Western Deanery, and pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, Tacoma; Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mat- tie, Dean, Northern Deanery, and pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Everett; Attendance At Sunday Mass To Be Taken A tabulation of Mass attend. ance in all parish and mission churches, chapels and stations ::f the Archdiocese, where the iaity attend Mass, will be con- ducted at all the Masses Sun- day, May 5, and subsequently on each Sunday in May. By order of the Most Rever- end Archbishop Thomas A. Con- nolly this count will be taken since it has been over three years since an accurate tabu- lation was compiled. Whaf Is PAVLA? See Page 6 $4.00 per year--10c per copy Invokes Encyclical To Bring 'New Spirit' To Arms Meet GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24 (NC) i The peace encyclical of His Holiness Pope John XXIII has been brought before the world disarmament conference here in an effort to bring "a new spirit" into the deliberations. Alfonso Arinos, chief of the Brazilian delegation to the con- ference, told his confreres that if the negotiations were to be continued, they should be re- sumed in a different spirit. Then he cited the Pacem in Terris encyclical as an op- portune guide. CWV State Arinos said he spoke not merely as a Catholic in recom- mending the Pope's words, but as a "man of good will," in the way in which the Holy Father spoke, "without distinc- tion as to his bearer's religious or philosophic convictions." "The gentle old man in the Vatican," said Arinos, "at- tracts the confidence and the hope of the world because in simple words he puts simple truths before the consciences of the great. He says what everyone thinks, everyone ex- cept certain governments, cer- tain military circles, certain political assemblies or certain laboratories carefully preparing the destruction of the peace of the world." The Brazilian delegate, act- ing as chairman of the session at which he spoke said further: "With a tranquil voice, yet strong enough to reach hun- dreds of millions of homes, the beds of the sick and the cradles of children, the Holy Father describes the anxieties and hopes which, it seems, have not yet been able to eradicate mistrust, pride, ambition or fear. "The Holy Father speaks of the future to the living, and condemns those who by universal death' try to ex- tinguish forever the light of that future. "His thoughts are simple be- cause the immense truth which they proclaim is simple. He tells us that without disarm- ament there will be no peace, and that the idea of security founded in th e equilibrium of destructive forces permanently in progression is absurd. "He shows us that the ideal of peace in security can be attained only by the growth of confidence, by the cessation of nuclear tests for military pur- poses, and by real disarmament under effective control. "He reminds us that the basic ideological contradic- tion which divides the world todfiy cannot be overcome except by an international institution with greater pos- sibilities and functioning on the principles of righteous- ness and the rules of justice. 'Those thoughts are shared by the overwhelming majority of human beings who, terrified and powerless, are witnessing the wastage of economic and scientific resources in the folly of armament, while the greater part of humanity is vegetating in ignorance and poverty." Earlier, the delegate speak- ing before the deadlocked I% nation disarmament conference, said: "There is no sign that real negotiations will begin in the near future. We even ask our- selves whether it has been wise to resume talks so soon in such an atmosphere of im- potence and confusion. The truth is the positions of the two great power blocs have hard- ened. They are more deeply divided." Arinos then stated that Pope John's "long experience, cour- age, broadmindedness and sim- plicity enable the Holy Father to arbitrate our ideological and political divergencies. Meet In Referral To Gynecologist As Aberdeen 'Noted Roman Catholic' Hit ABERDEEN m The Catholic War Veterans' 17th annual state conven- tion will draw to this Grays Harbor city delegates from 10 posts in five cities Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. Highlight will be the banquet, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Morck Hotel, convention site. Dignitaries in attendance will include Rev. Charles E. Kelley, pastor of SS. Aegidius and Mary's; Rev. Joseph Dominie pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish here; Rev. Michael Smith of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Bremerton, state chaplain; Mrs. Helen G. Sturgis, national CVW Ladies auxiliary president; and Aberdeen Mayor Walter Failor. Mrs. Sturgis will be in Aber- deen the two days to attend the state auxiliary, meeting, held in conjunction with the convention. The Saturday schedule also includes a noon luncheon and the convention ball to follow the banquet, all at the Morck. Father Smith will be cele- brant of the convention Mass Given Papal Honor at7:45a.m. Sunday in SS. Peter and Paul Church. The Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas A. Con- A breakfast will follow in St. Mary's School. nolly has announced that Dr. Patricia Smith, Seattle The convention will conclude lay missionary in Vietnam, has been named a re- with a crab feed at 3 p.m. in cipient of the Papal Service : ...... ::: the Morck. Award, "Pro Ecclesia et Pon- Presiding at the business ses-   t sions will be State Commander Rafael A. (Chico) Chavez of Bremerton. Mrs. Loretta Maller of Bremerton will preside at the auxiliary meetings. Convention arrangements are being headed by John Zelasko, iiiii: iii): assisted by Paul Lambrix and Post Commander Bill Furth. ili:i:! : :i:ii ::::; . hers Other are key Hugh convention Fitzpatrick, plan- John Novak, C l y de Ellis, John Hulbert, Henry Kalino- iiii wski and Don, Fabian and Jerry Furth. Total convention registration fee is $10.25, Zelasko announced. ACCW Meet DR' PATRICIA SMITH Opens Sunday In Everett tifice" by Pope John XXIII. Dr. Smith will receive the medal in absentia at cere- monies in St. James Cathe- dral May 5. Other Archdiocesan laymen and women who will receive the award are Mrs. Mary Bresna- han, Miss Nora O'Neill, Miss Irene Weber, Charles Albert, Peter Emt and Leo Gallagher. The award is given by the Pope to those who have given long service in their work for the Church. Dr. Smith, 36-year-old grad- uate of Holy Angels High School, Seattle University and the University of Washington Medical School, is presently in charge of a 40-bed hospital in Kontum, Vietnam, where she has served four years. Dr. Smith began her work in Vietnam as a member of Inter- national Grail, a Catholic move- ment which places hundreds of young women in apostolic posi- tions according to their skills. Her first assignment was in the leprosarium run by the Sisters of Charity in Kontum, a city of 5,000. From there she went to work in a tiny dispensary nowhere adequate for the hundreds of EVERETT--The 39th annual Archdiocesan Council of Cath- olic Women convention will open this Sunday, April 28, at the Everett Elks Club. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ailbe M. McGrath, archdiocesan moder- ator of the ACCW, will give the invocation and welcome and Mrs. William 3. Paul, presi- dent, will preside during the two-day meet. The theme of the meeting, "Responsibility in a Chang- ing World" will be used as the theme of the workshops to be held Sunday afternoon. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. in Immaculate Con- ception Church by Rt. Rev. Msgr. John G. Mattie, pastor of Immaculate. The Rev. Wil- llam P. Lane, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Church, will give the sermon. At the banquet following Mass the Most Reverend Arch- bishop Thomas A. Connolly will accept the seminarian aid burse from Mrs. 3. E. Jenkins, ACCW Seminarian Aid chair- man. Toastmistress for the ban- quet is Mrs. Edward Mura of Bellingham. General chairman is Mrs. Blanche Hedge, also of Bellingham. persons who flocked there each day. Just completed is the new hospital built by the German Bishops' Relief Fund. Dr. Smith and one nurse, Miss Joan Blondiene of Milwaukee have sole care of the hos- pital. At the present Dr. Smith is busy seeking new equipment, painting, and always seeking additional qualified staff mem- bers to aid her work load. Charges Against C.U. 'Untrue' WASHINGTON -- The board possible speakers presented of trustees of the Catholic Uni- by the graduate student coun- versity of America has found ell." The trustees approved the sp- as untrue and unwarranted the pointment of a committee corn- charges made of abuses and posed of the vice rector, secre- supression at the University. tary general and deans of vari- "Clear evidence was submit- pus faculties to serve in an advisory capacity to the rectory in the formulation of policies relative to the selection of pub- lic lecturers for the university forum. It also stated that the vice rector, deans of the schools of theology and philosophy and two other deans selected by the vice rector shall constitute a committee to advise the rector in specific instances, adding that the final decision shall rest with the rector. ted" to the board at its regu- lar spring meeting April 24. The board's resultion was an- nounced by Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle, of Washington, chancellor of the University. The board also states "in unanimous resolution" that Msgr. William J. McDonald, .rector, and Msgr. Joseph B. McAllister, vice rector, "act- ed within their authority and responsibility in making a decision concerning a list of WASHINGTON, April 23 (NC)IA priest expert on family life problems has taken to task a na- tional magazine for re- ferring to Dr. John Rock as "noted Roman Catholic gyne- cologist." That designation is used by the Saturday Evening Post April 20 in a subtitle appearing over an article written by Dr. Rock, gynecologist emeritus of Har- vard University. Objection to it is expressed by Msgr. John C. Knott, direc- tor of the Family Life Bureau, National Catholic Welfare Con- ference, in a letter sent to Matthew J. Culligan, president of the Curtis Publishing Com- pany, publisher of the Post. Msgr. Knott said Dr. Rock has "a reputation as gynecolo- gist" but as a Catholic "he has never personally accepted the official teaching of the Church that contraception has been, is now and always will be a seri- ous moral evil." Dr. Rock's article appears in the Post's "Speaking Out" column. Entitled "It is time to end the birth-control fight," it is subtitled: "A noted Roman Catholic gynecologist calls for a public policy on birth con- trol that meets the needs Of all religions." Msgr. Knott objefts strongly also to two assertions made by Dr. Rock in his article: (I) that some modern Catholic scholars "obviously realize that the re- ligious conflict today regarding birth control is really confined to methods and not objectives," and (2) "that the Church has not concluded its examination of the morality of the progesta- tional steroids (oral birth-con- trol pills) when used for fertil- ity control." "Talking Nonsense" Msgr. Knott says in his letter that when Dr. Rock "talks about the only difference be- tween Catholics and non-Cath- olics in the area of birth con- trol as being one of methods, he philosophies of life. Catholics: believe marriage is made for begetting children and they are not alone in this belief. "is Misleading..." Msgr. Knott states that Dr/ Rock "is misleading, to make an understatement, when he says that the Church is still open on the question of the oral birth-control pill." "Pope Plus XII and all theo- logians," he adds, "are unani- mous in condemning it as a con- traceptive measure." is talking nonsense." Dr. Rock; Msgr. Knott con. * "The basic difference," he cludes, "does no service ta thl: continues, 'between, the,official :cause of good relations, Catholic position andNat of the alone that of truth, when " Planned Parenthood Federation. writes a prescription compound- to which he (Dr. Rock) is medi- ed of half-truths, false implica, cal consultant, is founded on tions and unfounded hopes.,' divergent a n d Contradictory (See story on Page 2) Up.To-Date Spirit Of Council .,d Deadhnes: Noted At Educators Meeting Nikita By John J. Daly, Jr. mons given by our Holy Father walt, NCEA executive secre- to call an ecumenical council, tary,.dehveredclress the keynote ad" lqdlqllaaClCIIlI ST. LOUIS, April 24 'Progress and prospects' are indeed 'restoration and renew- al'," said the Cardinal at the opening session. Similarly, Archbishop J o h n Cody, Apostolic Administrator of New Orleans who was re- elected to a second term as NCEA president general, took up the theme in his homily at the convention's opening Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Ritter. "The Fathers of the coun- cil converged on Rome from nearly all countries of the world . . . You have come to the 'Rome of the West' from all corners of the country... You have come here to share and to learn," he said. The ecumenical council's spir- it of reaching out toward sep- arated Christians found expres- sion early in the convention when Msgr. Frederick H, Hoch- (NC)His Holiness Pope John XXIII's widely quoted word to describe bringing the Church up- to-date was firmly entrenched in the discussion here of U.S. Catholic education. "Aggiornamento" was the understood sixth word in the National Catholic Educational Association's convention theme: "Catholic Education . . . Prog- ress and Prospects." Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Arch- bishop of St. Louis, a past NCEA president general and host to the convention, was first to note the relationship between the annual assembly of Catholic educators and the Second Vati- can Council. 'Restoration and Renewal' "Your theme is in accord, is it not, with the inspired sum- New NCEA Building Planned Limelight Disclosing plans for a new By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. building to house the NCEA in .... Washington, he said the various Khrushchev has again Catholic learned societies managed to get backinto would be invited to take up the limelight. residence there and the aca- demic brotherhood thus'formed After celebrating his 60th would attempt to strengthen birthday and returning to Mos- Catholic relationships with secu- cow from a month on the shores lar and other educational of the Black Sea, he broke out bodies, into print last week-end with an A Federal official who spoke interview obtained by Italo Pie- at the second general session tra, director of Il Giorna, a left- was also affected by the spirit ist paper of Milan. of reviewing the church's past The tone of his views as re- and reaching out in bold ways vealed in the text of the Italian into the future, interview shows no change in Undersecretary of L a b o r Soviet policy but it does indicate John F. Henning, pointing to that the drive toward the same low-income urban areas and old objectives will be continued their residents as the birth- with even greater intensity and vigor. (Continued on Page 2) There is one thing that can be said for the Communists. They are consistent in their policies and principles, wrong as they are. They never wmv- er, which may account for their success up to the present time. As usual, Khrushchev opened his interview with a sharp at- tack on the U.S. regarding the Cuban question. Hopes for peace growing out of this crisis are not being fulfilled because the U.S. is continuing its old policy from a position of force; he said. Typical of his continuing abu- sive attacks on the U.S. is the following: : "The unrestrained campaign (Continued on Page 5) In Today's K of C Among Ecumenical Pioneers .................. I Port Townsend Parish Plant Dedicatiofi Set Tomorrow. 3 Something More (Editorial).. 4 Learning Is Fun, Fun, Fun.. S Archdiocese SponsorsPapal Volunteers for  Ame. The Bishop Takes A Swing ica ............. ,,..,,, ....... , THE MOST REVEREND Thomas E. Gill, V.G.,Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, takes his Liturgical:Guilds: Mark An, mversary ..... ,...,...,.. ? turn at the nail-driving contest, a part of the annual Vocation Day held April 24 at St. SMC Among Seionce Ea'aat Edward Seminary. The grade school boys and there were 720 of them were guests of Recipients ................. 8 the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The day's program in- CDA M e m b r s Ask for cluded a tour of the seminary, a picnic lunch on the grounds and athletic contests. "Christian Renewal" .,...1O !