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10--THE PROGRESS Fricla 7, April 26, 1963 : SUDAn "You know what Nero did to the Christians." ERSECUTION is an ugly wold, one that should not be used lightly. To a Christian, however, it is a familiar word and one that has been with us ever since the time of Christ. All persecutions are not necessarily :being conducted today in countries behind the Iron Curtain. One 0 the most severe and cruel persecutions taking place is the one that is going on right now, today, in the country of Sudan. This country is divided into the north and south. The north is predominantly Arabic and the south is predominantly haade up of the Negro tribes. The majority of the people in the north are Moslems and those of the south from various religions and a great number are Christians, Today the Moslems of the north are trying to subject the tribes of the south and make them completly subservient to the north not only economically but also socially and religiously. "One language--Arabic, one religion--Islamism for ALL is the cry in Sudan today. To accomplish this end the government is being led by All Baldo, a violent anti-Christian provincial governor who once said "you know what Nero did to the Christians, well I am prepared to do even more than that." He is surrounded by others, for instance: the assistant director of education in the south who says, "we are prepared to slaughter three fourths of the population of the south in order to have the remaining quarter subject to us." It may have to come to that. The people in the south are filled with a sense of independence and their Christianity, be it Catholic or any other religion, is deeply ingrained, and they are ready to give up their lives rather than to give up their religions. Noose Law The government, however, is doing everything possible to stifle and strangle Christianity. In fact, the latest law of the government called "The Missionary Societies Act" (but by the people the Noose Law), has for its very purpose the destruction of all other religions except Islamism. No one may preach, no one may be converted, baptized or even assemble for Church except with the specific permission of the government, which is not forth- coming. Churches are closed, schools are closed, missionaries are expelled from all the hospitals and orphanages and all of the Christian schools are closed in the south. U.S. Aid During the year 1961-62 Sudan received for educational purposes $9,313,360, from you and me--the U. S. Government, and $758,300.00 from private U. S. foundations. Every penny of these funds was spent in the north of Sudan and on educational pro- jects in the north. During.that time the-schools were closed in the south and all the Catholic school property was confiscated during the last six years. This flagrant disregard for the rights and liberties of mil- lions of people goes on today in the Sudan with the knowledge and approval of other nations, which deem it more expedient for them to say nothing. The reason is apparent for this attitude of foreign countries. The Sudan is apparently following an international policy of neutralism. Western nations wish to remain friendly with this uncommitted country, which seems to be a barrier against the ambitions of Egypt's Nasser, as well as of Communism in Central Africa. So, it is expedient for "one man to die" for the country. 'How We Conquered the Church' In the meantime, on the desk of All Baldo, former governor of the Equatoria Province, there is a book: "How We Conquered the Church", by Man Tze Tung. And in the meantime the Christ- ians are suffering. Their priests and missionaries "are removed, their schools are closed and it is difficult for them to secure the very necessary things they need to continue unless they bow down to the wishes of the north and unless they leave their Christian faith. Any schools that are ope n are taught in Arable, a language that these people never knew and never had. Their texts are all Moslem books and their teachers are teachers from the north. Their state has become a police state. A knock on the door at night has become a common thing. They cannot express their opinions. They can do nothing but suffer, be imprisioned and be executed as enemies of the state. To a school master who_ stripped him of. his cross, a Zande child replied: "You can do that, but you cannot take God away from my heart." This, then, is what is happening to the Christians in the Sudan. This is a persecution. This is why we pray for the perseverance of victims of religious persecutions in mission lands as our Holy Father requested. And Then the U. N. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed December 10, 1948, by the General Assembly of the United Nations States that "no one can be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile" . . . That "everyone has a right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion" . . . That "everyone has a right to Freedom of opinion and expression." . . . That "everyone has a right to peaceful assembly and association and no one may be compelled to belong to an association". And yet, a country that flagrantly violates everyone of those articles is supported by our country and continues to bask in the light of its prosecution. Very soon there will only be a handful of priests, native clergy and their bishops left in the country of Sudan. They need our prayers and help and sacrifices, We can be sure though, that it is their suffering that will sprout forth a new andstronger Faith in Christ for Africa. @ Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mail it to Father $zeman, Archdiocesan Director Of the Society for the Pr6pagafion of the Faith, 90? Terry Ave., Seattle 4, Wash. i '1 i Lake. City Area Shop At Your . Friendly IGA FOODLINER 145th & Bothen Way i When you patronize our advertisers, tell them you saw their message in The Progress. Tryle Walk Shoe Salon Practical Nurse Students Finish Preliminary Training JUST COMPLETING their 22 week period of intensive classwork are the above practical nurse students at St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. The girls now enter a 30-week clinical rotation period in order that they might earn the title of licensed practical nurse. St. Peter's is the only Catholic pro- gram in the state and plans are now being made for another class this fall. For information, write Director of Nurses now. The students are: (top row, left to right) Nancy Haight, Yakima; Martha Russell, Olympia; Harlene Basel, Astoria; Bonnie Hazen, Aberdeen; Barbara Greene, McCleary; Kath- ryn Zakrzewski, Astoria, and Barbara Vohin, Scio, Ore. (Middle row, left to right): Estelle Sexton, Olympia; Judy Harris, Brooks, Ore.; Larissa Wright, Olympia; Sharon Hosler, Astoria; Myrna Kirkwood, Baker, Ore., and Saldra Hartmann, Sublimity, Ore. (Bottom row, left to right): Corinne Albro, Olympia; Clare Riesterer, Sublimity, Ore.; Karen Lavender, Seattle; Phyllis Carlson, Astoria; Sharon Evenstad, Port Angeles; Teri Goldade, Seattle, and Diane Johns, Olympia. CDA Members Asked For 'Christian Renewal' YAKIMA"Christian unity cannot be obtained without Christian renewal," the Most Reverend Jo- seph P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yakima, told Catholic Daughters of America, at a banquet held in the Chi- nook Hotel, April 20. The banquet was a highlight of the biennial state conference. held here, April 19, 20 and 21. "From renewal of an in- tense internal sanctity, ex- ternal unity among Christians will flow," the Bishop told the more than 300 attending the banquet. Pope John, he said, has set the pattern for all popes to come. The re- action to his actions toward all the peoples of the world has been little short of mira- culous. "Your Catholic Daughter pro- gram is designed for your Christian renewal," he told the C.D.A. members. "It is in your name, your motto, your colors and all your designated activi- ties. Use it for your own spirit- ual advancement." Mrs. J. W. Kennedy of Tac- oma, state regent, spoke briefly on the national pro- gram, announcing the forma- tion of a new committee, "Women for Decency" of which, as supreme director, she will be national chair- man. The Rev. Andrew Prouty of Tacoma, state chairman, gave reminiscences of his years as court chap- lain of Court Tacoma. Bishop Dougherty presented an award to the outstanding Junior Catholic Daughter of America, Janice Wohlers. who is a junior at St. Joseph High School, Wenatchee. He also gave rosaries, blessed by Pope John to three outstanding Cath- olic Daughters, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. George Harrier of Yakima, state monitor, and Court Caruana chairman of work for the blind, and Mrs. James Amend, Court Caruana grand regent. Father,Prouty was also presented a gift. Mrs. Fred Monroe, Wen- atchee, state chairman of ed- ucation, announced the win- ners of the annual poetry con- test. Among the nine winners were the following from the Seattle Archdiocese: Division One: fourth through sixth grades, first place, Christ- ine Zderic, St. Leo School, Tac- oma; third place, Christine Barwick. St. Michael School, Olympia. Division Two: seventh through n in t h grades, third Retreats For Men Available Through June The Palisades R e t r e a t House for men announces that there are many open- ings available for those wishing to make retreats between now and the week- end of June 28, the final re- treat before the conclusion of the year's schedule. The nine weekends left give all men of the Arch- diocese a ready opportunity to get in their yearly retreat before summer vacations be- gin. For reservations just call the retreat house. From Se- attle call VE 9-3755 and from Tacoma call WA 7-9621. Yakima NCCM To Receive Award Sunday WASHINGTON, April 22 -- The Yakima Diocesan Council of Catholic Men won third place in the nationwide con- test for works of Catholic Ac- tion sponsored by the NCCM. The certificate of merit will be awarded at the 1963 conven- tion to be held in Atlantic City, N.J.. April 28. The Yakima Council received their prize in category "A", federations of organizations, for their "Operation Under- standing." This consisted of working for a better under- standing of the Catholic reli- gion on the part of non-Catho- lics by conducting "Open House" day for the inspection of Catholic churches and schools. Seattle Cookbook Available NOw "Seattle Creative Cooking," a new cookbook published by the Seattle Creative Activities Center is now on sale at the Center's headquarters. 234 14th Ave. E. The green and white cook- book contains over 300 recipes contributed by members of the Japanese Classic Center and leading citizens of the community. Among the con- Presented tributors are symphony con- T 0 K Y O (NC) -- Catholics, ductor Milton Katims, artists P r o t e s t a n t s and Orthodox Maria Frank Abrams, home jointly put on a Christian play economist Katherine Wise, Hoge April 18 composed in a classical Sullivan, manager of the Space Japanese art form, the Noh Needle, and University of play. Washington Professor Angelo Mainichi Shimbun, one of Pellegrini. Japan's leading newspapers, All proceeds from the sale worked with the Christian Noh of the $2.00 cookbook will bane- Play Memorial Commission to fit the Seattle Creative Activi- produce the p,!ay, entitled The fleas Center, a non-profit or- Resurrection, at Tokyo's Noh ganization. Theater. The commission was set up in Calls For Vocation 97 to promote Christian ideas through Japan's classical art. 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