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2--THE PROGRESS Fr;day, May II, 1962 fr[ r, iI 11 I I ] .... : DOOLEY HOSPITAL TAKEN -- Vtentiane, Laos, May 8 (NC)--Muong Sing, the village where the late Dr. Thomas Dooley, U.S. Catholic physi- cian, founded his hospital for the poor of this southeast Asian nation, has been captured by pro- Communist troops, according to reports reaching here :- REDS REFUSED STATUS -- Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanganyika, May 9 (NC)--Application of the Tan- ganyika Communist party for official status was re- fused here because the party failed to meet the mini- mum membership requirement of 12 persons, sub- rotting only seven names. In its application, the Communist group de- elared that its aims included the removal of all foreigners from the civil service, commercial life and even religious bodies. Commenting on the action, the News Bulletin of the Tanganyika Episcopal Conference said the registration failure was no cause for complacency. PROMISES FAMILY TV FARE -- Montevideo, Uruguay, May 8 (NC)--A new television station, Tele- doee, that has committed itself to high standards of .... Christian family entertainment, was inaugurated here : with Antonio Cardinal Barbieri, O.F.M. Cap., Arch- bishop of Montevideo, among those attending the dedication ceremony. SOCIETY FOUNDED--Salamanca, Spain, May :9 (NC)--A society of Friends of the Pontifical Uni- versity of Salamanca has been founded here to raise donations for the 21-year-old Catholic institution, which is not connected with the seven-century-old state University of Salamanca. MAIL RELIGION COURSES POPULAR--Seoul, Korea, May 9 (NC)--Correspondence courses in reli- ion, successful in the Western countries where non- atholics often fLud it psychologically difficult to ap- proach priests directly, are also proving their value in this mission land. A total of 98 adult Baptisms have been re- ported in a recent nine-month period in response to a mail course conducted by a refugee priest from North Korea, Father Vietorinus Youn, and a  missioner from Chicago, Father John R. Heisse, M.M. Interest in the course quickened after it was ad- vertised in Korean daily newspapers. NURSERY OPENED--Sorokdo, Korea, May 9 (NC)  Archbishop Harold Henry of Kwangju has taken over operation of a nursery for infants born to patients at the leper hospital here at the request of the Korean government. --el TMthr the past babies born to patients were left with parents until they were three years old despite the fact that they could be infected by the disease during that period. That danger has been eliminated by the estab- lishment of the nursery. ARMED WITH PAPAL SWORD -- Kampala, Uganda, May 1 (NC)--A burglar with a penchant for bishops houses was captured in the home of - Bishop Vincent Billington here armed wLth a sword of a Papal Knight of St. Gregory. Next day at the police station, an ecclesiastic from the Archdiocese of Kampala identified the sword as one stolen shortly before from the home of Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka of Rubaga. ARTISTS WILL COMPETE--Rome, May 9 (NC) ;Thirty artists will compete m painting the best scene of the hometown of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. A commercial firm has sponsored the art con- test, inviting painters from various nations to the village on May 20 to depict the best views of the village. The winning painting will be presented to the Pope. The competing artists are from Austria, France, -Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The paintings will be displayed in public shows in the principal cities of Italy before the winner is chosen. OPENS COLLEGE BUILDING---Morogoro, Tan- ganyika, May 8 (NC)--Education Minister Solomon Eliufoo said in opening a new building at the Holy Ghost Fathers' teachers' training college here that it is further evidence of the "close cooperation" be- tween the government and voluntary agencies. He pointed out that the government had allo- cated some $33,000 to the college in the past two years. Reds Make Church Mrs. Treacy (Continued from Page 1) Treacy, Followed by John, Jos- eph and May. Sweeney's script read: "It was not until her eldest son, William, had almost fin- ished high school that she realized his desire to becmne a-priest. We know that the example set by the devout mother helped to make her son so successful in serving God," Her most triumphant joy was seeing her eldest child or, dained a priest June 18, 1944. She has since remained with her two other sons on that Irish farm in Bailyquaid, Coun- ty Leix. Both of her other sons are still single. Her daughter is now Mrs. William Phelan, mother of seven and residing at Garron Castle, Ballybrophy, County Leix. Mr. Treacy had died in 1948 while Father Treacy was serving in St. James Cathe- dral Parish. And so Mrs. Treacy was con- tent to spend her remaining years in Ireland while hoping to see her priest-son every so often during his vacations abroad. But all that changed when Thomas J. O'Brien, general chairman for the Mother of the Year program, invited her to come to Seattle to re- ceive the 1962 honor. With the assistance of Ray. Wil- liam Meany of St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, County Kildare, the Knights were able to have Mrs. Treaey leave her beloved Ireland for the first time for the lung plane ride to the Pacific Northwest. Father Meany had been a classmate of Father Treacy since high school and was or- dained with him. Another key figure who helped in the arrangements was Father Mc- Ennis, who has known the family for years. Meanwhile, telephones began to ring in K ofC members' homes throughout Seattle to notify them of the surprise. All was conducted with tight- lipped secrecy. When Mrs. Treacy arrived Sunday (her plane came three hours early), she was brought to the city by Father McEnnis. Later Mrs. Treacy was lodged at, of all places, Holy Names Academy, where her priest-son is in residence. The Mother of the Year pro- gram began Monday at 7 p.m. with dinner. At the head table with Mrs. Treacy were the Arch- bishop, Father McEnnis and K of C dignitaries. Is Mother Of Year IN ONE OF the most dramatic gestures, made by Seattle Knights of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Agnes Treacy, mother of Ray. William Treacy (right) was brought from Ireland to Seattle and named 1962 K of C Mother of the Year. Her being a recipient was kept secret from Father Treacy until the actual anouncemcnt of the winner. The honor was bestowed Monday in the K of C Hall before the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, and 400 other Knights and guests, all of whom shared in the joy of both mother and priest-son. Father Treacy had dis- closed later that Archbishop ConnoUy was the first arch- bishop his mother had ever met. And she could not imag- ine herself eating at the same table with the Archbishop. This was such an honor. At 8:15, those at the head /:able proceeded to the third- floor level and retired in a small room, adjoining the council chambers. At 8:25 Father Treacy ar- rived with his guests to deliver the main talk at the presenta- tion program. His guests, Rabbi and Mrs. Raphael Levine and Arthur Gerbel St., had taken him to dinner on the pretext of discussing their KOMO.TV religious program, "Challenge." During his opening remarks, Father Treacy had said: "One of the best secrets I know is the secret of the mother b e i n g honored to- night." Many throughout the audi- ence moved uneasily thinking he had stumbled onto the secret. "I raise my right hand," Father continued, "as a sign that I, too, do not know who she is. But in so honoring her we honor the symbol of motherhood. And, whenever we honor motherhood, we honor Mary." Pursuing his theme, "Mother- hood of Mary," Father Treaty concluded that "motherhood is the art and quest of lave and that the Blessed Mother has fulfill- ed it perfectly." When the reading of the bio- graphy had begun and certain statistical d a t e s and places mentioned, F a t h e r suddenly realized that the one to be honored was his mother. His look of surprise gave way to tears as he prepared himself to receive this honor for her. He had thought that it would be presented "in absentia." He was yet to see her receive the honor herself. At approximately 9 p.m., she and those escorting her en- tered the chambers. It was, indeed, a dramatic scene. The days, following the K of C program will be full of activ- ity. Wednesday she spent two hours watching her priest-son working in the Chancery. This Sunday, Father Treacy and his mother along with the Levines and Dr. and Mrs. Mar- tin Goslin--the doctor being the other panelist on "Challenge" --will be guests 0f Century 21 at the World's Fair. Mrs. Treaty will be riding up the elevator and dining 600 feet in the air with the others in the Space Needle. Speaking with a brogue that is all County Kilkenny, Mrs. Treacy says that America has made a tremendous impression on her by her people. She has not gotten over their genuine warmth, hospitality and sin- cerity. She has been especially pleased when persons, meet- ing her for the first time, greet her as an old family friend. Meanwhile, the smile on Fa- ther Treacy, gained that Mon- day evening, has not left his face. "This surprise has really given me new insights into human nature. I shall be happy to live and die in the service of the people of Se- attle. I am grateful to all those who have made this p o s s i b I e, particularly my Brother Knights and those from all walks of life and religion who have expressed their joy to me." The Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese, Father is also director of the Catholic Infor- mation Center and has been chaplain of Seattle Council since 1951. He has served in St. Atphonsus, Cathedral and Immaculate Parishes. He was incardinated in the Archdiocese in 1951, seven years after his arrival here. His mother joins four other outstanding women who have previously been honored by the Knights. They are Mrs. Ger- trude McKay, 1960; Mrs. Kate Logan, 1959; Mrs. Steve Wood, 1960; and Mrs. Richard Kearns, 1061. Mrs. Treacy will remain in Seattle until after May 24. When she returns home, Mrs. Treacy will be the "world's best traveler." 40,000 Martin Receptions For .... " Mrs. Treacy Catholic Population Nears 43 Million NEW YORK (NC) -- U.S. Catholics now total nearly 43 million, accord- ing to the Official Catho- lic Directory for 1962 published here by P. J. Kenedy & Sons. The exact total given by the directory is 42,876,665 and includes Catholics in the 50 states, all families of the de- fense forces at home and abroad, and the diplomatic and other services abroad. The new total is an increase of 771,765 over last year's fig- ure of 42,104,900, and a 10-year increase of 12,451,650 (or 40.9 per cent) over 1952's figure of 30,425,015. With the elevation of Atlanta, Ga., to the status of archdio- cese, there are now 27 archdio- ceses in the United States, with a Catholic population of 18,518,- 165. The establishment of the new Dioceses of Baton Rouge, La., Oakland, Calif., Stockton, Calif., and Santa Rosa, Calif., brings the number of dioceses to 120 (in- cluding the vicariate of Alas- ka), with a Catholic population of 24,358,500. (This figure includes two mil- lion Catholics reported by the Military Ordinariate, the dio- cese for Catholics in the armed forces). The 27 archdioceses reported a growth of 35,306 and the 120 dioceses 736,459. Brooklyn con- tinues as the largest diocese with a Catholic population of 1,493,164. The 1962 directory lists 234 members of the hierarchy, an increase of 14. They include five cardinals, 34 archbish- ops, and 195 bishops. An increase of 899 in the number of the clergy brings the total of ordained priests to 55,- 581, the large.st ever recorded. There are now 33,774 (633 more diocesan or secular clergy, and 21,807 religious order priests, an increase of 266. Newly or- dained priests listed for the first time, number 1,679. One cardinal, five bishops and 780 Will Give Red Hats To Two New Cardinals VATICAN CITY (NC) -- His Holiness Pope John XXIII will present red hats, the symbol of a cardinal's rank, to two newly created Princes of the Church in a private ceremony May 21. They are Giovanni' Cardinal Panieo and Ildebrando Cardinal priests are listed in the nee rology. Professed Religious person- nel include 11,502 Brothers and 173,351 Sisters, represent- ing respective increases of 574 Brothers and 2,913 Sisters. For the ninth straight year, the number of converts enter- ing the Catholic Church ex- ceeded 125,000. During 1961,; 128,430, became C a t h o I i c s, bringing the total conversions during the past decade to 1,- 354,968. S.S. Hope Is On Mission To Peru SAN FRANCISCO, May 9 (NC)--The S.S. HOPE, privately sup- ported U.S. hospital ship, has left for a year's mercy mission in Salaverry,i Peru. The ship is carrying a staff of U.S. doctors and medical personnel who will give train- ing in modern medical tech. niques to Peruvian members of the medical profession. Salaverry, 300 miles north of Lima, is the port for Tru. lille, site of the new Univer- sity of Trujillo Medical School, whose staff and facil. ities the hospital ship will augment. While in Peru, the HOPE staff will use the ship as a base for trips to other Peru- vian cities. Departure of the HOPE froml h San Francisco May 9, marked the start of the ships second v mercy voyage. Last September it returned from a year-long voyage to Indonesia and South Vietnam. Serving as Catholic chap- lain on this trip, as on the first, is Father John F. Meg. ner, S.J., of the University of San Francisco. O The S.S. HOPE is sponsored by Project HOPE, a private program for medical training for the underdeveloped coun- tries. Project HOPE has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is directed by Dr. William B. Walsh. Church Map lissued MADRID (NC)- The Hier. archyls Office of Information and Statistics here has pub- lished a nine-color map shaw- ing diocesan boundaries and pinpointing 20,000 parishes. It is Spain's first such ecclesias- (continued from Page 1) from the Canary lslands, the throne was a 12-year-old boy subject of one of the paintings, who was cured of gangrene thraugh St. Martin's interces- mon m 1954. Numbers of American groups interested in inter- racial relations were present at the canonization. Among them were 50 members of Catholic Interracial Counells from Akron, Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Also represented was Chi- cago's Friendship H o u s e, whose group was led by Msgr. Daniel Cantwell. There were 40 members of the Blessed Martin Society of the same city's St. Anthony Parish, led by Father Edward Hughes, O.P. Father Daniel Miller, pastor of a large Negro paris.h in Camden, New Jersey, re- marked: "Many Negroes think that Mrs. Mary Agnes Treacy will be honored at two receptions at Holy Names Academy next week. The first, inviting the Re- ligious of the area, is planned Saturday, May 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The second, for the public, will be a farewell party Mon- day, May 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both will be held in the Academy parlors. Mrs. Treacy is the mother of the Rev. William Treacy, chaplain at Holy Names for the past 10 years. The reception, which the Sis- ters will attend, will precede the lectures for Sisters on the Sacred Liturgy scheduled May 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Antoniutti. They did not receive At Holy Names their hats along with the other cardinals elevated at the March 19 consistory because they had to be in Portugal and Spain re- spectively to receive their red birettas from the heads of those two nations, where they had served as apostolic nun- cios. Red birettas -- another sym- bol of a cardinal's rank--are traditionally bestowed by the Spanish and Portuguese chiefs of state on nuncios to their countries who are created car- dinals. Bishop Begin Enthroned tical map. For the UNUSUAL IN GIFTS... GUnDERSOn Original Jewelry 127 PINS 764 DROADWAY SEATTLE TACOMA I LITURGICAL I I I I WEEK I ! ! ! In Seattle . , [ August 20-23 l I St. Martin is a saint just for ,. /n,o Theater them. 1tell them that this Is diserimlnation. St. Martin is VIENNA (NC) --Communist a saint for all." Czechoslovakia has converted Father Miller's parish is St.  Do 1 the Catholic church at Stuben- Bartholomew's. bach into a theater. The masso!peoplecrowding Cured By St. Martin de The Czechoslovak r e v i e w into St. Peter s for the canoni- Hudebni Rozhledy in report- zation represented a vast cross- POINTING TO HIS LEG, Antonio Cabrera Perez of the ing this 'miracle of the church" said: "What was once the vestry is now the cloak- room. The choir loft was turned into a balcony. The high altar was converted into the stage. In e nave there is room enough for an audience of 150 to 200 persons." JIM PEAHUT BUTTER JAMS, JELLIES aJ PRESERVES MOTHER'S DAY CARDS & GIFTS m e amain FIRST COMMUNION Supplies & Gifts ORDINATION GIFTS And Remember SUNNY JIM ( AND CHUUCN 00OODS. Inc. TABLE..00 '.0000FovoriteSYRUP" I - c0000ol;o Book So,o, -- "Ai"'a"s  607.609 UNION ST. SEATTLE - I MU. 2-3929 .%. %._ % I_ ........ section of the Universal Church. Oriental bishops wearing gilded crowns sat next to purple-robed African prelates. Europe's an- dent nobility, including Italian princes, rubbed elbows with de- vout Irish nuns and clapping, cheering Spanish pilgrims. Among the processmn of gift- bearers to the Pope at the Of- tottery of the canonization Mass were two young Negro students for the priesthood of St. Martin's own order, the Dominicans. They carried tra- ditional gold cages containing doves. Despite Pope John's often demonstrated dislike of ap- plause during religious cere- momes, the pilgrims could not contain themselves as he entered the basilica. Clapping followed his slow progress down the longest nave in the world. Again as he pro- nounced the traditional words of canonization, applause welled up from the people. However, when the Confiteor was chanted, containing Martin's name among the list of saints after SS. Peter and Paul, the crowd was silent. Throughout the 150-minute Pontifical Mass that followed, Catholics from at least 30 coun- tries answered the Latin re- sponses of the Mass of St. Martin. Canary Islands explains that it was cured through his prayers to Peruvian mulatto, Brother Martin de Porres, recently canonized by Pope John XXIII. With him is Cuban actor Rene Munoz who plays St. Martin in a film of the saint's life. In Oakland See] Reglseratlon fee: $3.00 per person; $S.00 per married couple NAME ............................................... ADDRESS ............................................ CITY .................... ZONE .... STATE ........... OAKLAND, Calif. (NC)--The ] first spiritual head of the new ! Oakland diocese here beside I California's Golden Gate called ] Porres upon his people to practice the I golden rule. I Mall to: 1962 Liturgical Week, 41 O Marion St., Seattle 4, Wash. I The Most Rev. Floyd L. Be-  I I gin said the practice of "fra- mmmmm=mmm=mmmmmmmmmm=---, Votive Masses of St. Thomas Aquinas Permitted This Year two second-class votive Masses honoring St. Thomas Aquinas may be celebrated this year in such churches and oratories on a day established by the bish- ops and the superiors of semi- naries. The feast of St. Thomas Aqui- nas normally falls on March 7, but was displaced this year by Ash Wednesday. VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) --The Holy See has granted permission for the celebration this year of special votive Masses in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas in "those churches and oratories where the Saint is venerated as the heavenly patron of all Catholic schools." Pope Leo XIII declared St. Thomas Aquinas patron of all universities, colleges and schools in 1880. A decree of the Sacred Con- gregation of Rites grants that Catholics Help Refugees TOLEDO, Spain (NC)--En- rique Cardinal Pla y Deniel, Archbishop of Toledo and Pri- mate of Spain, has ordered a special collection to help stu- dents from behind the Iron Curtain and to bolster the work of the Alliance of the Creed, an organization founded in Spain a decade ago to aid the Church of Silea,e. ternal charity" is the "spir- itual barometer of our love of God" at his enthronement cer- emonies in the new Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales here. Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic Delegate in the Unit- ed States, officiated at the en- thronement of Bishop Begin, whose new diocese covers 1,467 square miles in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, inhab- ited by 1,314,700 persons, 329- 040 of whom are Catholics. Bishop Begin urged his peo- ple to inaugurate the history of the new Diocese of Oakland by dwelling for a few moments on charity--"the Queen of Vir- tues." He pointed out that Christ spent His public life remov- ing from others the cross of pain and suffering; that when He healed the man born blind He also changed his vocation so that he might now save his soul without the afflic- tion. The Bishop warned that in the final judgment, fraternal charity seems to be the sole measure of man's worth in the sight of God; that man shall stand or fall for all eternity on whether or not he fed the hun- gry, gave drink to the thirsty, and performed the works of mercy, SEATTLE UHIVERSITY EUROPEAH TOUR DEPARTING SEATTLE June 15, 1962 Led by Father William J. Gill, S. J. 55 DAYS-9 COUNTRIES COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE GO NOW AND PAY LATER ,16200 Only Down Mary North Travel Service, Inc. 3701 S. W. Alaska St. Seattle WEst 5.3404 Berlin Senate Votes Funds For Churches BERLIN (NC) -- The Berlin Senate has voted a half million dollar subsidy for Catholic church construction in the city and $1 million for construction of Protestant churches. The bill requires" ratification by the lower house. Its backers argued that Berlin's declared intention of developing itself as a culture center demands that the city's religious life be nur- tured. !