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Situation In Laos Tense SAIGON, Vietnam, s,00u- ation in Laos has gone from uneasy to disturbed to tense a n d turbulent since the coalition government .....  lj ..," was instal,ed last June 23. That much is clear from re- €1 ''-' ..r Father Szemon ports of travelers arriving here from Vientiane, the administrat. REFORmRTI0n OR REUOLUTI0n HE SITUATION IN LATIN AMERICA today is desperate and volatile. The social injustices and lack of equal distribution of opportunity in society have been going on for centuries. Now the only question is: will these inequalities be changed by reformation or revolution. Is Peru ready for a democratic transformation, or will the ive capital of Laos. The "coalition" was bound to end in collusion, collapse or collision. Which it will be, and when, is not yet clear. The Rightists, the Neutralists and the Communist Pathet Lao are represented in a cabinet that seems designed for dead- lock. Each party controls a separ.ate part of the country and Says World Is Weary Of Walls LAFAYETTE, La. (NC) "The desire for unity hangs over us like a breath of fresh air," Auxiliary Bishop Warren L. B0udreaux of Lafayette told a Religious Emphasis W e e k convocation here at the Univer- sity of Southwestern Louisiana. Speaking on "The Council and the Search for Christian Unity," Bishop Boudreaux re- minded the students: "We live in a world of walls and cur- tains--the Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall--and we are tired of them. Behind them men SPECIAL! PRICE SALE RELIGIOUS ART PRINTS * INTERESTING SELECTION e SOME RARE, ONE OF A KIND e MANY SIZES e MOST IN FULL COLOR majority still cling to "old ways," thus risking a conflagration which would only benefit the Communists? June elections should clarify this issue; meanwhile the Church waits and worries. Until last year, when the Communists organized Peasant Unions, the illiterate workers had been living in serfdom for centuries. Now they refuse to work without pay, and the cry "a la Cubana" (as in Cuba) is heard in the land. One per cent of Brazil's population controlling 60 per cent of the arable land . . . farmers using their toes to sow seeds . . . food rotting on fertile acres because of lack of roads makes mar- keting impossible. Such is the situation in Latin America, where one of every two people depends on the soil for a living. There is consider- able arable land, but less than half el it is cultivated. Existing farms are inefficient, the workers little more than serfs. With good reason, LAND REFORM IS A RISING CLAMOR IN ALL OF LATIN AMERICA. What is the Church doing to help solve this crisis? "There is not a bishop in Latin America today who does not stand four- square behind land reform," organizing credit union and co- operatives, pressing for speedy rural developments. Some ex- amples: PERU: At the prodding of an American missionary, 23 In- dians each put up $1 to start a self-help bank eight years ago. Today this is the largest credit union in Latin America, serving more than 40,000 people through 200 branches. Bishops of three dioceses are now negotiating to divide large Church properties among the peasants. CHILE: The Bishop of Taica has "sold" 180 hectares of Church property to 18 families, loaning each the money to buy a tractor and a herd of cows. COLOMBIA: The Archbishop :of Medellin has given all per- sonal goods to the poor and transformed his palace into a school for peasants and workers. His decision to share dinner each day with two workers has had a great psychological effect on the country. Before land reform is an actuality, the farmer must have land, know-how and incentive. The Church also hopes to give him dignity! @ Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to tt and mail it to Father Szeman, Archdbeesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 90? Terry Ave., Seattle 4, Wash. Pope Plus Implicated: Award Rekindles Strife Surrounding P!,oy BERLIN, May 23 (NC) that Pies XII had in- The presentation by the West Berlin govern- ment of a special award for a p 1 a y implicating Pol Plus XII in Nazi Ger- many's murder of the Jews has rekindled the controversy sur- deed "raised his v o i c e against frightful inhumuni- ties, especially against the oppression and annihilation of persons and nations . . ." If his pleas went unheard, they said. the fault was not his. Protestant and Jewish leaders rounding the play. . . : ... also .spoke out in defense The Jerhn Senate, execunve . v the warUme Pope branch of the West Berlin go .. ! ' t "Award WRh the presentatton of ernment, bestowed i s ........... of the Young Generation" on 32-year-old Rolf Hochhuth for his play called "Der Stellver- treter" (The Vicar). The pres- entation was made at a cere- mony in the Academy of Arts before a large invited audi- ence. "Der Stellvertreter" presents Plus XII as a selfish, cowardly politician who shares blame for Germany's extermination of over six million Jews because of a prize to Hochhuth by the socialist-dominated West Bar. iin government, new pro- tests we r e immediately made. Msgr. Erich Klausener, press officer of the Catholic Diocese of Berlin, whose father was executed under the Nazis, is- sued a statement declaring that the: award jury had struck at the faith of many of their fellow citizens. The choice in- he did not intercede directly in dicates, he suggested, that the their behalf. In the epilogue to jury holds provocation alone the play Hochhuth declares of to be art. the Pope: "Perhaps never before in his- Thousands of people couldn't tory have so many people paid with their lives for the pas- be wrong..'they all subscribe sivity of a single politician." to the Pacific Northwest's The Catholic Bishops ina largest diocesan weekly--The joint statement in March d e- .... Progress. How about you? serving all faiths c e n tra/ly Ioeate d FUNERAL DIRECTORS 1634 llth Avenue • EAst 2.7484 one b/ock north of pine #treat a separate armed force. The troika formula has p r o v e d tricky. An "immediate task" of the coalition government was to unify the three armies. It is clear to the whole world they have not been unified. In fact, two of them are more sharply divided from each other now than they were last summer. A section of Maj. Gem Kong Le's neutralist troops has ap- parently left him and come closer to the Communist Pa- thet Leo. He and the main body of his men have moved further away from the Com- munists. The split has led to bloodshed, which has devel- oped from assassinations to armed conflict now reportedly involving the Pathet Leo. Last May and June, Maj. Gee. Kong Le joined the chief field commander of the Com- munist troops, Brig. Gem Sing- kapo Chounramany, in visiting Communist governments from East Germany to North Korea. Now Kong Le denounces the Reds for trying to make a Com- munist colony out of Laos. The zones occupied by the Help Build Jungle Airfield grow small. There is stirring in human hearts everywhere a BROOKLYN-BORN Capt. Robert Rafferty (left), ad- desire for unity." viser to Vietnamese Rangers guarding the newly.constructed Rang Rang airfield, relaxes with Columban Father Patrick O'Connor, NCWC correspondent, and Lt. Col. R. B. Rob- inson, senior adviser to the Vietnamese engineering bat- talion. The three men watched the first plane land on the jungle airstrip in an area where the Viet Cong (Communist) guerillas have roamed almost at will for 16 years. three parties have no definite boundaries; probably no one of them is entirely in the hands of any single group. In general, the north can be said to be held by the Communist Pathet Lao, the south by the rightists, and the two cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang by the neutral- ists. Many government officials probably favor the neutralists but they watch anxiously to learn how the wind is blow- ing. While the south is largely controlled by the rightists, Com- munist soldiers and agents from north Vietnam still pass through southern Laos on their way to wage guerrilla war in south Vietnam. It is believed that many north Vietnamese Communist soldiers are still in northern Laos. Ra- cial similarities make it easy for them to blend with Laotian troops and the general popula- tion. The International Control Commission a ppea r s to be largely ineffective. It is still imoossible for mis- sionaries to reenter the zone controlled by the Communists. Thus considerable numbers of Christians are deprived of Mass and the sacraments. The Pathet Lao authorities have still failed to give any in- formation about the fate of five priests who disappeared in the territory held by them. Pope's Niece Marries soTro IL MONTE, Italy (Radio, NC) -- His Holiness Pope John XXIII sent a special blessing for his niece's wedding here in his home town. Maria Roncalli, 23, daughter of the Pope's brother, Giuseppe Roncalli, married Luigi Gotti, 27, a tile factory worker, in a ceremony at which a nephew of • the Pope, Msgr. Battista Ron- calli, officiated. The invitation extended to Protestant observers to the Second Vatican Council "stir- red a feeling of expectancy," the prelate noted. "Doors were opened which had been closed for 400 years." "General indications are that the search for unity is not an the KAUFER €O. 4th at Stewart MA. 2-4173 The Pacific Coast's Leading Catholic Snpply House SEATTLE  PORTLAND  SPOKANE  TACOMA easy or quick road," he con- tinued "but the vast majority of us want to find it. Various church groups are talking among themselves about unity. Catholic, Protestant and Jewish committees are studying ways of removing prejudicial refer- ences to other faiths in their LAY TEACHERS "Earn While You Vacation" Generous cjuarantaed summer income |s available χo you through publishers of famous World Book Encyclopedia, Childcraft, Cycle-Teacher and World Book Dictionary. Approved by Cath- olic educators everywhere. This is an unexcelled opportunity to extend your teaching influence as you add appreciably to the family income. Write or Phone FIELD ENTERPRISES EDUCATIONAL CORP. 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Cardinal Koenig Cardinal Mindszenty Early Solution 'Unlikely' ROME, May 22 (Radio, N.C.)--No quick solution is likely in the case of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, according to the Austrian cardinal who saw him in Budapest in mid-April and has arrived here to report on their interview to Church authorities. Franziskus Cardinal Koenig, Archbishop of Vienna, told newsmen on his arrival May 16 that many factors are involved in Church-State negotiations in Red Hungary concerning the possbl e departure of the Hungarian Primate from the U.S. le- gation there. But Cardinal Koenig, who met the press briefly at the Rome airport, said the negotiations about Cardinal Mindszenty are "the business of the Vatican" and declined to comment on his role in them. Asked to give his opinion about the possible future arrival of Cardinal Mindszenty in Rome, he said only: I do not believe there will be a rapid solution." New Dictionary Has Record Number Of 'Catholic' Words NEW YORK (NC)--Catholic- ism is represented by a record number of new words in Web- ster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary. Among them are clerk regu- lar, consulter, Red Mass, pos- tulator, Real Presence, Divine Office, Forty Hours, the Way of the Cross and quasimodo. Clerk regular is defined as "a religious combining monas- tic vows with the ministry of a diocesan priest." Quasimodo comes from 'quasi mode geniti infantes": as new'born babes, words of the Introit for Low Sunday. Congregations and orders of the Catholic Church are more fully represented for the first time in a desk dictionary. Th e ones defined include Mary- knollers, Claret(arts, Vincen- tians and Xaverian Brothers. The newly published April 3 dictionary, the first new band- sized dictionary in I0 years, gives more intensive coverage of religion in many aspects, be- liefs and phases than any pre- vious editions. 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