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SUSAN LAMB of Our Lady of Lourdes School places the crown upon the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at last Sunday's Mary's Day ceremonies held at St. Edward Seminary. The crownbearer is Joseph Baird and attendants to Susan included Mary Celine Dorian, Lynn Henderson, Karen Pompeo and Pamela Short, all from Our Lady of Lourdes. The Rt. Ray. Msgr. John P. Doogan, principal of Blanchet High School, delivered the sermon. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, presided and Rev. Jordan Donovan, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, was the celebrant of Benediction. (Photo by W. C. Heib Jr.) eMary's Day Ceremonies State KofC :--._ To Honor ""'-- " "Grand Young Men" of Washington Columbian- ism will be honored at the 60th state convention of the Knights of Columbus Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, here. Special convention guest will be John D. Carmody of Sea- ttle, who will be marking the 50th anniversary of his election as the seventh State Deputy of the Washington jurisdiction. Also in attendance in an honored capacity will be the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Sea- attic, who will preside at the convention banquet Saturday evening in Assumption Parish Hall. Principal speaker of the ban- quet will be Gerald C. Riley, Supreme Director from Los Angeles. He will attend all of the convention proceedings. Serving four terms on the Supreme Council's board, Riley was California's State Deputy in 1950. Delegates from 42 councils in the state, including 23 in the Archdiocese, will settle down to business with an agenda that includes policy-making sessions, elections resolutions and counting coins in the Pen- nies for Heaven Drive. The Pennies for Heaven Drive is expected to hit the $10,000 mark, according to State Deputy Clarence George of Spokane. Pennies are collected from each Knight in the state during the 12 months to augment the State Council's contribution to the Archdiocese of Seattle, and the Diocese of Yakima and Spokane for the training of seminarians to the priest. hood. Highlights of the Friday con- vention schedule include the sahnon barbecue at Bipedal Donovan Park on the shores of Lake Whatcom and the con- vention ball in Leopold Hotel, convention site. The Ray. r Bernard J. Barry, state chaplain and pastor of Spokane's Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, will be celebrant of the memorial Mass at 7:30 a.m. in Assumption Church. A ladies bus trip to Vancou- ver, B.C., will set off Satur- day's social calendar. The Pen- Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. 67kNo. 21  41 Seeffle, Wesh., Fridey, Mey 24, 1963 Firsf of Two Sections $4.00 per yeer '1 rrational Approa,ch To .... School Issue Scored DETROIT, May 22 (NC)--A Catholic spokes- man in the aid to schools issue said stirring up f e a r s of encroachment upon the Constitution is "an irrational approach" in dis- cussing Church-State relations. William B. Ball of Harris- burg, general counsel for the Pennsylvania Catholic Welfare Archbishop To Ordain Deacons (Major and Minor Orders To Be Conferred. See Page Eight) His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, will ordain to the priesthood five deacons from St. Thomas the Apostle Semi- nary in ordination ceremonies Saturday, May 25, in St. James Cathedral. The rite will begin at 8 a.m. The deacons, who will labor as priests in the Archdiocese are: The Rev. Mr. James Burke Dunning, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Dunning of Immaculate Conception Parish, Arlington. The Rev. Mr. Irvin Arthur Grandaw, son of Mrs. Urban A. Grandaw of St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Port Townsend. The Rev. Mr. John Michael Holland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Holland of Utica, Mich., and formerly of St. John Parish, Seattle. The Rev. Mr. Bernard Fran- cis Jonientz, son of Mr. and Conference and a constitutional authority, made the statement in a debate here May 16. He was replying to a warn- ing uttered by Leo Pfeffer. general counsel for the Am- erican Jewish Congress, of the "great danger of allowing minor encroaehments on the separa- tion of Church and State be- cause each little move serves as a precedent for the one that follows." Ball replied that Pfeffer was labeling things as "en- eroaehments" which have never been ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some 500 persons heard the debate, sponsored by the Met- ropolitan Detroit branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. In his opening statement, Pfeffer called separation of Church and State "one of the great advances of civilization." He said that the preamble to the Constitution was re- markable for what it does not say--that it omits any men- tion of God. ::::= 'Big Sister--Little Sister' INTERRACIAL FRIENDSHIP is being promoted in Pittsburgh, Pa., as girls from Canevin Catholic High School participate in a program to get to know little Negro girls. Here Mary Ann Meighan (left rear) and Eileen McNally assist Beverly Dillard, Mary Ann White and Bernadette Dillard with their First Communion dresses. The program includes parties, picnics and pilgrimages. (Religious News Service Photo) "For the first time. in his- tory, government specifically disclaimed guidance over the conscience and religious be- liefs of the country," Pfeffer said. He said that idea is now threatened by efforts to put religion into schools and to finance religion outside the school by providing such things as bus transportation to paro- chial pupils. Ball countered in his state- ment by saying that there is a "preamble to the pre- amble" in the Declaration of Independence whieh states that "we are endowed by our Creator . . ." and that this is a specification that rights spring from God. Ball also said that the U.S. Supreme Court has never ac- cepted "absolute separation" of Church and State. He cited several Federal programs which support paro- chial schools, such as the National Defense Education Act, the G.I. Bill, the school lunch program. Nocturnal Vigil May 31, June 1 Nocturnal vigils will be kept throughout the night of Friday, May 31, and into the morning of Saturday. June 1, in St. James Cathedral, Sea- attle, and St. Patrick Church, Tacoma. The vigils are kept in re- sponse to requests of our Lady of Fatima for prayerful obser- vance of the first Saturday of each month. Prayers will be offered for peace and vocations and acts of reparation will be made. nies for Heaven Parade begins Mrs. Max Jonientz of St. Ed- Draw 7,500 To Semi na ry quetat 1 p.m. followed by the 7. ward Parish, Seattle.The U S Hierarchy Speaks " Mass at 8 a.m. in Assump- McKenzie of Immaculate Con- , ' ' tion Church begins Sunday's ception Parish, Arlington, and Seventy - five hundred Seattle, presided at the color- you and I are either too lazy schedule with the final session the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex members of the Religious and laity braved an un- usually warm spring sun last Sunday to pay trib- ute to the Blessed Mother in the annual Mary's Day cere- monies held at St. Edward Seminary. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Headlines and ful rites and Rt. Rev. Msgr. John P. Doogan, principal of Blanehet High School, deliv- ere'd the sermon. Addressed primarily to the school children taking part in the procession, M o n s i g n o r Doogan!s. talk centered around Pope John XXIII'S devotion to the Blessed Mother. In speaking of the H01y Father, Monsignor Doogan said: "Old, tired, sick as he is, he is still doing things that or too scared to try. "He has made you and me sit up and take notice of what it really means to be a Cath- olic." Monsignor Doogan also said: "One of the secrets of the Pope's great ability to get things done is his completely childlike devotion to Mary . . . He is convinced, as all of us should be, that devotion to Mary is not something added to (Continued on Page 7) scheduled at 1 p.m. Convention arrangements are being chairmaned by Forrest Whittaker. Bert Koh- ler is grand knight of host Bellingham Council, sixth oldest in the state. Belling- ham's last K of C conven- tion was held 15 years ago. A member of St. Joseph Par- ish in Seattle, Carmody served as grand knight of Seattle (Continued on Page 2) Gould of Arlington. Serving as aeehpriest in the ordination ceremony will be Very Rev. John R. Sullivan, S.S., rector of the major seminary. The Rev. Justin E. Knuff, S.S., and Rev. William Mor- ris, S.S., will be chaplains to the Archbishop. The Rev. Denis D. Foudy, S.S., major seminary vice rector, will be master of ceremonies. eDead/ines: I I Churchmen Graduation Protest Ban Cooper Is Greater After Orbit By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. The stature of astro- naut Gordon Cooper was even greater Tuesday than when he had orbited the earth 22 times. In an eight-minute speech before a hushed and impressed assemblage of Congressional members, federal judges, dip- lomats and other dignitaries, he repeated a prayer he composed and recorded on tape early Thursday morning as his Faith 7 capsule spun through its 17th orbit over the middle of the Indian Ocean. During a triumphalmotor- cade from the White House, where President Kennedy had pinned the NASA Distinguished Service Medal on Cooper's la- pel, to the Capitol Building, hundreds of thousands cheered wildly. Despite the adulation and popular acclaim, Cooper mod- estly ascended the speaker's platform folded his hands on the lectern and spoke briefly and simply. He had declined to accept a speech which had been written for him. "I'm not much of a preach- er," he said, after which he told what prompted him to record the prayer. "Things had been going so beanti- fully." He then recited the prayer. At its conclusion he was hon- ored with a standing ovation. The reaction of the propon- ents of the peculiar heresy of separation of Church and state and those who would drive God out of public affairs has not been reported. Perhaps they would like. to protest. They wouldn't dare! The greater portion of Cooper's remarks were directed toward the subject of space- (Continued on Page 5) Space Science at Catholic U THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY of America in Wash- ington has announced that it will open the first school at an American college or university to be devoted to space science. It will be directed by Professor C. C. Chang shown here with Msgr. William J. McDonald, rector of CU. Pro- fessor Chang is investor of the vortex-ring cavity reactor for space propulsion to planets. (Religious News Service Phoko) Coordinating Commission To Meet VATICAN CITY, May 23 (NC) -- The seven cardinals of the Coordinating Commission of the Second Vatican Coun- cil are scheduled to meet here June'4 to study the work done by the other commissions dur- ing the council recess. The Coordinating Commission is headed by Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, Papal Secretary of State and includes Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. Its secretariat consists of Archbishop Pericle Felici, the council's secretary general, and the five under- secretaries, one of whom is Archbishop John J. Krol of Time Comes To Archdiocese An illustratively-bright tab- loid supplement accompanies this week's edition of The Progress, featuring its Gradu- ation Issue 63. Twenty-four o f f s e t-printed pages of sparkling photographs and stories will tell Progress readers of the achievements of the Class of 1963, being grad- uated by the 15 high schools in the Archdiocese. Total graduate total is 1,102 seniors--a new all-time high in archdiocesan s e c o n d a ry school annals. Commencement exercises in Seattle, highlighting the ninth annual combined Catholic high school graduation ceremony, is scheduled Sunday, June 2, in Seattle Center Arena. Beginning with the Provoca- tive cover sketch by Progress staff artist, Bernie Webber of Everett, the graduation issue portrays all of the seniors in one of their unforgettable and anticipated milestones: Gradu- ation Day. On Neqros OKLAHOMA CITY, May 21 (NC)--The barring of Negroes from the local YMCA and other facilities drew sharp pro- tests from Catholic and Pro- testant spokesmen. Bishop Victor J. Reed of Oklahoma City-Tulsa said "I condemn racism in all its forms." He expressed the hope that the "many" segregated establishments in the state will "open their doors to all those willing to patronize them." Statements of protests also came from Episcopal Bishop Chilton Powell and the Rev. Earl Kragness, executive sec- retary of the Oklahoma Coun- cil of Churches. Groups of Negroes briefly picketed the downtown YMCA after two visiting Negro youths were refused admission. Coinciding with the YMCA incident was the barring of Negro members of the Okla- homa Ladies Bar Auxiliary -- an association of lawyers' wives -- from a local club and I II II II] cafeteria. Out Against Racism ST. LOUIS, May 23 (NC)  Joseph Cardinal Ritter charged here that "The weapons of segre- gation, discrimination and economic oppression can be every bit as cruel as gas chambers a n d concentration camps." Dismissing the doctrine of racial superiority as "insane," the Archbishop of St. Louis urged citizens to unite in a "holy discontent" at instances of race prejudice. "We can never rest content so long as injustice remains," Cardinal Ritter told the St. Louis Conference on Religion and Race, held here May 19. The Cardinal said racism is being practiced in St. Louis asin other parts of the coun- try. He particularly singled out housing discrimination for condemnation and said it is estimated that 70 per cent of all Negro homes in St. Louis are in "blighted" areas. "Surely it is a grave injustice and discrimination when one segment of our population in this area is forced because of economic conditions to live in substandard dwellings, or even more so when that segment is denied freedom of housing be- cause of public sentiment and by the manipulation of un- scrupulous and greedy real- tors," he said. Outlining the approach of the Church to such problems as racial discrimination, he com- mented: "The Church is not and should not be a power bloc, capable of forcing compliance Pope John Slated To Go On Retreat In Preparation For Pentecost effect that he had had a new attack of illness. But no au- thoritative comment about the Pope's health was available. Private Audiences Canceled The week before the feast of the Ascension, however, he had canceled for two days May 17 and 18 all private audiences and regularly scheduled con- ferences with cardinals and other high officials of the Church's central administrative staff. The Pope's planned retreat would not only allow him a period of special prayer, but would also free him from the burden of audiences and rou- tine business. Novena In St. Peter's His retreat was to coincide with the pre-Pentecost novena to the Holy Spirit to implore Christian unity, scheduled for the Blessed Sacrament chapel of St. Peter's basilica. The novena, a revival of the nine clays of supplication for unity recommended by Leo XIII, was to begin on Ascension Thmsday and end on the Vigil of Pente- cost. It was organized by Bishop Pietro Caniscio van Lierde, the Pope's Vicar General for Vati- can City, in collaboration with the International Unites Asso- elation, and other groups work- ing in behalf of Christian unity. The Holy Father's Wednes- day general audience was canceled less than an hour before it was scheduled to begin today. But the Pope appeared at his apartment window overlooking St. Peter's Square and told the disappointed crowd of 10,00O that "it is still St. Peter's, whether inside or out." Pope John looked drawn but recited the Regina Coeli in a firm voice. VATICAN CITY, May 22 (Radio, NC)- His Holiness Pope John XXIII was expected to with- draw from all but the most pressing demands of his office so that he could go on a spiritual retreat in prepara- tion for the feast of Pentecost. There was no official an- nouncement of the Pope's plans. But Vatican authorities said May 21 that Pope John would go on retreat within a few days. Word of his pending with- drawal followed rumors to the with directives of iteadership. "Rather, it is for the Church to enunciate principles and their application to mod- ern problems Clearly and without equivocation, leaving it to men of the Church as free citizens to devise the most effective means of ap. plying them to concrete situ- ations." Dr. W. Sherman Skinner, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Church Federa- tidn, told the meeting that members of the major faiths have a "bad conscience" on the race issue, because they have failed to carry out the teaching of the churches. He described segregation as "amoral and religious issue" and said it "defies the basic tenets of Biblical faith--the oneness of God, the Father- hood of God, the nature of man as made in the image of God." Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, pres- ident of the St. Louis Rabbini- cal Association, criticized churches for failing to take adequate action on the race problem. "The religious communities of America have been too silent and too reluctant to raise the voice o protest against the forces of evil who sow discord, disharmony and inequality in our land," he said. 9 Pan Am offers yoa the only service from Seattle/Tacoma to Europe -and it's nonstop by Jet I Carl your Travel Agent or  4.212 Ticket Office: 1320 Fourth Avenue {1! 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