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elm Eckhart Who Is The New Man? THE NEW MAN, by Thomas Morton, Far- rar, Straus and Cud- ahy, Inc., 248 pp., $3.50. S T. PAUL exhorts us to strip off, to kill, the Old Man. In writing to the Colossians he warns all men in all times that there is no life in the Old Man, that the soul can live only in the new man. It is this New Man that is the subject of Father M. ouis (Thomas Merton) latest k anent the spiritual life. Who is the new man? Mor- ton writes of the New Man'f origins, his birth into life, and his relations. It is not enough to say that each of us is The N6w Man, when through the Sacrament of Baptism we are led into the mLnew land of God's grace, when Dither personally or through the Fmediation of a sponsor we re- nounce Satan and his works and in so doing kill the old man, dear friend and genial playmate of sin and darkness. When Adam entered into himself, erecting the wall of his own humanity between imSelf and God, the man that erged on the side opposite and hidden from God was the first "old man." The world and its concupi- scence were the results of Adam's fall. The old man had entered the spiritual history of man. Christ, the New Adam, is also the New Man. It is He that makes it pas- tor all men to become new men. It is the New Adam that makes it possible for man to turn into himself to find his true nature, the personality existing, with, in, and for God, through the Son. In this spiritual introspection d e do not emerge from our- yes opposite and hidden from , but rather the New Man emerges, a son of the Divinity of the Father, a brother of Di. vinity in the Son, an instru- ment of Divinity in the Holy Spirit. The emergence of the New By JOHN J. ECKART during the Easter season. The Easter Liturgy resounds with typological and symbolic reference to the New Man called out of the old by the new life that is in Christ through His church. This hook begins with an ex- ploration of what Father M. Louis terms his "Promethean theology." The subject matter, while not directly related to the concept of the New Man, serves well to introduce the subject as it deals with a type of 01d Man, the Promethean type. The author develops his Promethean theology by using this term as expressive of that kind of theology, or spiritual life that considers God's infi- nite grace as anything less than a free gift, as something that must be stolen from God and held against all comers. It is primarily a sin of pride, a foolish regard by the person that he must prove his personality by reaching into the Olympus heaven and take something that makes him greater and in some way makes God less, thereby nar- rowing the gap between man and God. At times when reading some HEADLINES of Merton's contributions to The Catholic Worker, I feel Father M. Louis flails without direction. His militant pacificism, while grounded most certainly in the considered view of an excel> tionally talented eontempla. five, somccimes leads to con- elusions that would leave his country extremely vulnerable to the onslaughts of the Com- munist world, those whose consciences are less tender on the subject of war. Thomas Morton is for peace, for the Peace of God, and who can gainsay him, most cer- tainly not this column. But then this prolific Trap- pisS offers a book such as this and we know that Thom- as Morton, Father M. Louis, still stands humbly among the finest spiritual writers, and writers on spiritual mat- ters, of our age. He continues to ask more and more of the reader, forcing the reader to wonder if indeed we are not all called to be con- templatives, no matter what vocation God has granted us. J God Love You r008.y, 27, w%2 THE PROGRESS--S T-00ro00gh. Loss Of Nose rAmL______XY Parents Ar,00 Too N ESKIMO mother in the far North e individual nat]onal average of 27 cents this Old Fashic ned was carrying her infant in a crude  ear.' Suppose that you personally promised to  basket strapped to her back. At the end send the Pontiff $10 in the name of the Lord of the day, she discovered that her daughter's and His mother! But let us not merely suppose By Pother John L. Thomas, S.J. tiny nose had completely disappeared--it had been rubbed off by prolonged contact with the rough handle of the basket. Seeing the bloody holes in the baby's face, the mother no longer wanted her child. So she gave her to a mission- ary, who flew the infant to a hospital many miles away. There, the child grew up among the Sisters, who also saw that plastic surgery restored her nose. When she was 1{] years old, Ann, for that was her name, was told by the missionary that she should return to her parents for a while. All of the young men who met Ann as the plane stopped en route to her home fell in love with her. But her parents still did not want Ann--she had been away from them too long. Ann begged the missionary to take her back to the Sisters. Today, she is a Sister herself. Thus, God in His mysterious ways arranged for a vocation through the loss of a nose! But what would have happened had that mission- ary had no plane, or his mission no bospital or Sisters? Jumping to another part of the world, let us suppose that the bishops of Africa did not have to turn away more than 10O appli- cants a year for want of funds. Suppose that the 3,500 young men who are refused admis- sion to the seminaries of Spain, because they are filled, could be trained for Latin America. How different the world would bel Suppose that the Catholics of the United States, realizing that the spread of the Church through- out the world depended on their generosity to the Holy Father, decided to give him more than AND DEADLINES: Bit Of Arm.Twisting corridors endangering Western air traffic. At the same time the State Department said Tuesday that it appears possible to reconcile the Western and Soviet posi- tions on the GermanBerlin issue. Very likely reconciled in favor of the Soviets. But all this may not be viewed so optimistically in Bonn or Berlin. This is shown by the fact that Secretary of State Rusk has postponed ne- gotiations until further com- ments are received from Bonn on the "slightly re- worded" proposals made by the U.S. last week. (Continued from Page 1) the Berlin dispute in Washing- ton, which was expected. The Soviets doubtless fore- see a probability that these may result in concessions which will advance "settle- ment" on their own terms. What was not expected was the clamping down by the U.S. this week of a blackout on any news regarding this question coming from Bonn or Berlin. At least no dateline from either place has appeared, ex- cepting that General Clay was honored on his birthday by West Berliners and that Soviet Man is especially significant, as Father M Louis writes, planes have again buzzed the Then, too, he will leave Sun- day on an extensive air tour m'''''mmm'm='='''==='=u'- I" which will take him to Athens I for the HATe Council meeting 23rd Annual North American LITURGICAL WEEK In Seattle August 20.23 ReglstroHon foe: $3.00 per personl $5.00 per married couple NAME .................... ........................... l ADDRESS ............................................. ! I CITY .................... ZONE .... STATE ........... I I Mall to: |962 Llturglol Week, 410 Morlon St., Seattle 4, Wash. 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RENNES DUSSELDORF fRANKFURT AMSTERDAM BARCELONA BRUSSELS COPENHAGEN LISBON ROME. ZURICH  (By . . you will, won't you? Thank you. GOD LOVE YOU to Roy. D. K. for $10: "At this seminary it is customary for the newly ordained to buy popcorn for the other seminarians. I have taken the liberty of sending you my popcorn money in the name of my fellow seminarians." . . . to Mrs. N. M. for $10: "In thanksgiving to St. Joseph for recovery from n severe opera- tion." . .. to Mr. and Mrs. F. N. for $100: "This represents sacrifices made for the missions throughout the Lenten season. Please use it as you see fit.".., to D. R. V. for $2: "This is the money I was saving for a butterfly net. Some people in foreign coun- tries need it more than I do." At a loss for gift suggestions? Turn them into a gain for The Society for the Propagation of the Faith by selecting our smart cuff-link sets (oval or square), tie clasp or ladies' charm. 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Because they name the exact hour I have to be home, I often have to leave a party just when it's starting to be fun. Don't they realize how embaassing this can be? ROWING up in the modern world can be pretty rough at times, and I can fully appreciate some of your difficulties. It's not easy to be different from others, particularly when they seem to be nice kids, just interested in having a good time. You feel you're getting old enough to stand on your own feet. This proves you're developing normally, for a spirit of inde- pendence is a necassary quality of a mature person. But aren't you overlooking a few important points? In the first place, you are not yet a mature woman. To be sure, you've passed the awkward stage when you were considered too old for toys and too young for boys, but you still have a good way to go before you'll be entirely on your own. If you're not convinced that this is the ease, just ask yenrsolf who buys the groceries and who pays your bills. FR. THOMAS You may consider your parents old-fashioned in some ways, but they're modern enough to know how to earn a living and to provide all the things you need while you're going to school. How much time do you spend worrying about your next meal or how to pay for your new dress? No, you haven't grown up yet! More important, when your parents brought you into the world, they acceded the responsibility before God and society of guiding your grow into full Christian maturity. Because we are all deeply influenced by the friends we have and the kind of social life we lead, an important part o your parents' respeibility eousists in supervising your friendships and your social activities. conclude that the Four Power pact made at the end of World War II has been virtu- ally consigned to the limbo of barren treaties. The Soviets have broken the treaty repeatedly, but the West has likewise been responsible for breaking it by being re- miss in seeing that the terms of the pact were observed. Thompson in Moscow last Jan- uary and February. The first shift took place when the UN authorized a com- mittee o{ 18 nations to convene in Geneva last March to draw up a protxxsal for disarmament which would be submitted to the UN Assembly June 1. France declined to send dele- gates because it believed such Apart from these censidera, a meeting would be worse than tions, the futility of making useless for it would only afford any kind of agreement with the Soviet Union a sounding the Communists is evident, board for its propaganda. yet for years the West has striven to reach an accord with the Soviet Union to set- tle the Berlin and German question equitably and in ac- cordance with the terms of the Four Power pact. All efforts were rewarded For some unexplained reason, a .ide product of.the disarma- ment conference, which in- cluded discussions of a nuclear ban agreement, was a series of meetings by the Soviet Union, Britain and the U.S. on the Berlin and German questions. As France had predicted, or practice Secretary Rusk un. dertakes to make an agreement on Berlin and Germany with an ambassador of the Soviet Union is not quite comprehen- sible. True, Britain and France as well as West Germany will be kept informed on what is going no, but this does not alter the negotiating proce- dure. Questions Answered On 'Challenge' The third in a series of "Challenge" programs designed by intransigence, obstructions, delays, refusals to negotiate, rejection of all reasonable sug- gestions, repudiation of obliga- tions under terms of the treaty and finally complete violation on the part of the Soviets. Shifts Made One would think that at the very least, even though the original treaty had been dis- carded, the negotiating parties should be the four who made the post-war agreement in the first place. At one point it appeared that the problem would be resolved in the UN, which might not have been a bad idea if the world organization had been anything resembling the kind of international body it pretended to be. But that proposal passed quickly. Then a round of talks between Rusk and Gromyko was held in September, and another useless series between Gromyko and U.S. Ambassador HOLY CROSS BROTHERS the disarmament conference has been sterile and the three.power talks bogged down to the point where they threatened to terminate. Then a second shift took place whereby Britain stepped aside, leaving only the U.S. and the Soviet Union to carry On. Before leaving Geneva last month, Rusk and Gromyko agreed to keep the discussions going. U.S. Invitation After the foreign ministers went home, leaving lower-level negotiators to haggle over dis- armament and test ban ques- tions, the U.S. insisted on con- tinuing the German and Berlin discussions with the Soviets. The next shift came when the Administration invited the Soviets to parley in Wash- ington. By this time the Soviet Union had a new ambassador thee, Ann!ely F. Dobrynin, a smooth and experienced negotiator. To date, he and Secretary. Rusk have held two "very "friendly" procedural meetings, One at the request of Dobrynin, and the two have now agreed to enter into formal negotia- tions on Berlin aS-soon as Rusk to answer vitewers' questions will be telecast Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. on KOMO-TV, Channel 4. Questions on religious and family problems will be an- swered by the three panel members: Rev. Wililam Trea- cy, Dr. Martin Goslin and Rabbi Raphael Levine. The first part of the discus- sion will focus on problens of broken homes and the remain- ing time will be devoted to questions of religious toler- ance for others customs and philosophies. KOMO-Radio will rebroad- cast the progt;am Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Hour Of St. Francis Play Slated "How Small A Fire," is th Hour of St. Francis presenta. !ion for Sunday, April 29, on KXA Radio at 6:45 p.m. and in Everett on KQTY at 7:30 a.m. The story follows the path d a small but important word returns, about May 12. beirg omitted from a story The amazing situation is about a woman's charnoter. not only that only two of the The story races through the four lmwers are undertaking community until it is about to to negotiate but that an am- destroy the innece pomon bassador and a secretary of involved. state find themselves en the same plane. In the past, and as has been Serve God Thrcmgh customary, negotiations axe Farming Trades Teaching conducted by officials o=t the Writing Social Work Clerical Work Foreign Millions 881110 level, ambassadors with For Information write: Brother ambassadors, foreign ministers Gilbert Burke. 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CHARTREUSE Yellow-86 Proof Green--ll0 Proof Sch;effelln & Co., New York Most parents don't find this easy under modern eonditions.i Rapid means of transportation render parental supervision doubly difficult, while the number and nature of the social aetivi. ties now open to young people necessarily require that parents impose some limits and restrictions. Suppose Parents Did Not Care ET'S look at it this way. Suppose your parents didn't cam whom you ware with, where you went, what you did, or whm yon returned home. If you failed in school because your social life interfered with your studies, they would just shrug their shoulders and say: "You're old enough to know your duty." If you kept company with the wrong type of companions and got in trouble, they'd tell the police: "Don't blame us, she's old enough to know better." If you became pregnant, as now happem to thousands of girl. your age, they would tell the social worker: "Why, at her age, we wouldn't insult her by trying to ran her soelal life." If year emotions trapped you into an early marriage, again like so many thousands of gifts your age, your parents wouA4 just nod: "You've made your bed, now you'll have to sleep in It." ' Do you want your parents to treat you in this careless, off- hand manner? Many delinquent girls" complain bitterly flint their parents neglected them. Although they were allowed to do as they pleased, they rightly regarded this parental permissiveness as an indication that their parents really didn't care for them; I think you would feel the same way if your parents showed no concern about your s0cial activities. Parents Have To Know UT YOU may say you only want them to show a little less coamern. Well, let's look at your complaints a little closer They want to know whom you are with. How else can they be sure that you don't keep company with persons who might mis- lead you or give you a bad reputation ? They want to know what you did and where you went. If you've behaved properly and remained away from disreputable places, why should you object to giving them this information? Surely as long as your parents are responsible for you, they .... must know what you do when you are away from them. You say they embarrass you by setting a definite hour when .... you must return home. Ill you stop to think about it, your parents are not unreasonable and their rules get you out of embarrassing situations. Good parents protect the health of their growing children by seeing to it that they get sufficient sleep. They also know that it is imprudent for young couples to spend long periods together particularly when they may be tired. For your part, if your date knows the hour you must be ini you won't have to argue with him about when to return, and you have an excellent excuse for avoiding some of the thoughtless; late-hour proposals that your common sense tells you axe gerous." All you have to say it: "Sorry, but you know what time I have to be home." .No, your parents are not old,fashioned. They may seem dif- ferent from many others because they love you and take their parental responsibilities seriously. Although you may not know it, you're a very lucky girl. PENNY DRIVE Otxm heart to help a sick or crippted child. l