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Pope John Speaks of Possible Death Implores Prayers CHRISTIAN CULTURE i( For Council SERIES PAGES 6 and 7 And For Peace ! Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Pope John XXIII showed a clear improvement Cardinal Montini Scores Efforts To eDilute Authority MILAN, May 28 (NC)--Giovanni Cardinal Montini in a sermon strongly critical of attempts to dilute ec- clesiastical authority has called for a "deeper, more intense and more active sense of the Church's unity." The Archbishop of Milan observed that the Cath- olic Church is working for reunion with the "many and powerful groups of Christians who are separated from it." He added: "It seems to us that we must call to unity not only those who are outside the paternal home, but that we also, who are Catholics and who have the fortune and responsibility of living inside the pater- nal home, must have a deeper, more intense and more active sense of the Church's unity. "The need and the duty of harmony are weak- ened and forgotten, the obligation and the honor of discipline are slack and are often betrayed, the dutiful and provident function of authority is questioned and sometimes denied." At another point in his Ascension Thursday ser- mon, Cardinal Montini said: OGraduation Reaches '63 Climax Commencement '63 reaches its climax this week in theArchdiocese with the two biggest gradua- tion ceremonies, scheduled on the Seattle Center grounds. The ninth annual Seattle Cath- olic high school combined com- mencement exercises will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the Arena. Seattle University's com- mencement ceremony will fol- low at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the Opera House. Eight hundred and thirteen high school seniors from Se- attle's nine Catholic high schools will receive diplomas principal speaker is Roger E. Dunham, Seattle attorney. Giving the valedictory will be Ramunas (Ray) Mikelionis of Seattle Prep. Salutatorian will be Anne Hanify of Forest Ridge. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip Duffy, archdiocesan superinten- dent of schools, will preside. The combined total of the nine schools is the largest Se- attle graduate total. Schools and the number of seniors from each are Blanchet, 228 boys and girls; Forest Ridge, 38 girls; Holy Angels, 53 girls! Holy Names Academy, 181 girls; Holy Rosary, 51 girls; Immacu- late, 46 girls; O'Dea, 99 boys, St. Euphrasia's, 10 girls; and Seattle Prep, 107 boys. Among the record-number classes are those of Holy Names, Immaculate and Seattle Prep. Approximately 480 seniors will receive bachelor's degrees in Seattle U's largest graduating class. Among them are 13 who could graduate "summa cum laude" -- with highest honors. Sixty-nine others are eligible for degrees with honors. There are also 62 candidates for master's degrees. SU's principal commence- ment speaker is R. V. Hans- berger, president of the Boise Cascade Corp. The 43-year-old president of the forest prod- ucts corporation will receive an honorary doctor's degree. Presiding will be the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V. G., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle. St. Martin's College Thurs- day conferred degrees to 50 seniors in Olympia. Commence- ment speaker was Rev. Wil- liam Treacy, Assistant Chan- cellor of the Archdiocese and drector of Seattle's Catholic Information Center. The balance of the gradu- ation schedule includes Aqui- nas High School at 8 p.m. auditorium in Tacoma. Negro Convert Becomes Priest ATLANTA, Ga. (NC) -- A Negro convert to Catholicism was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan of Atlanta in the Cathedral of Christ the King here. Rev. William E. Calhoun of :arrolltown, Ga., the fir s t egro to be ordained in the archdiocese, was raised the priesthood May 25 and his first Mass May 26 it Our Lady of Lourdes church in Atlanta. "Here and there some peo- ple with ludicrous temerity speak of 'humble disobedience' to the hierarchy as a right and as a brilliant discovery of the spiritual life. The clear and re- sponsible instructions of eccle- siastical authority are vivisec- ted to find through sophistry and casuistry the necessary ar- guments for evading their grave meaning. "What is missing is a sin- cere and loyal sense of the Church. What is wanting is an understanding of the in- violable and generic principle of the living Church which is its interior, beloved and de- clared unity. "Our complaint and our ex- hortation are addressed to dis- obedient and insolent Catholics, to lukewarm and selfish Cath- olics, to all of us who must support with greater cohesive- ness and greater spirit of sac- rifice and of faith the spiritual and social reality of our Catho- lic community's interior unity." Headlines and Deadlines: World Prays For Pope By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. The world daily con- tinues to await with bated breath news from the Vatican, where a great leader lies critically ill. Plans for President Kennedy to have an audience with Pope John late next month were "suspended" Monday but they were not canceled. Few figures in our time have attained the pre-eminence and popular attention of Pope John XXIII, and none has produced greater headlines. It is understandable, then, that prayers of all faiths are being offered up for the re- spected Pontiff. The Communist atheists can and do respoct him, but they cannot logically pray for him. To comment in the same col- umn on Jomo Kenyatta, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev and their ilk is unseemingly, yet they too are making headlines. So goes the news, good and bad. Even though it is bad, it is still news, and must be endured. Little change, much less prog- ress, has been noted in the week's headlines. Everything has been on the quiet side with inklings of further develop- ments soon. The big blot on the domes- tic scene, unfortunately re- flected worldwide, is the in- creasing turmoil generated by the showdown on segrega- tion. Tendencies of extremism in some quarters are only making it more difficult to reach an amicable settlement. In Haiti the situation con- tinues about the same, with dic- tator Duvalier still in firm con- trol, but an explosion may be expected at almost any time. Assertions of continuing So- viet military buildup and cor- responding denials have again been characterizing the dispute over Cuba. President Kennedy at last week's press conference stated he is not aware of in- creased Soviet aid in munitions and men, but he did not deny that this was continuing. (Continued on Page 5) Vol. 66--No. 22 ' 41 Seaffle, Wash., Friday, May 3 I, 1963 $4.00 per yeer New Laborers In The Archdiocesan Vineyard THE ARCHDIOCESE'S five newly ordained priests raised their arms for the Last Blessing at the ordination Mass, which they celebrated with the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, Saturday in St. James Cathedral. The ordinandi (from left) are Rev. William B. McKenzie of Arlington, Rev. John M. Holland of Seattle, Rev. James B. Dunning of Arlington, Rev. Irvin A. Gran- daw of Port Townsend and Rev. Bernard F. Jonientz of Seattle. The solemn rite was witnessed in the crowded Cathedral by clergy, Religious, families and friends of the newly ordained priests, climaxing their studies for the priesthood in St. Thomas Seminary. (See Page 2 for more pictures on the ordination.) --(Progress Photo by W. C. Heib, Jr.) Ove__.__r Koree: Knights Collect 1,067,000 Gov't Drops Contraceptives Pennies 'For Heaven' Among Farmers SEOUL, Korea, May 28 (NC) m Korea's Ministry of Health and Social Af- fairs has dropped its plan for free distribution of 221,000 contraceptive devices to poor families in rural areas. The ministry has admitted that its birth control program for this nation's rural popula- ation has failed. Causes of the failure are the rural people's age-old traditions, which oppose contraception, and the minis- try's lack of money to pay for the contraceptive devices. Money already allocated for the purchase of the devices will now be used to step up the number of free vasectomies in rural areas from 10,000 to 23,- 000. Vasectomies are steriliza- tion operations for men. The military regime, which came to power in 1961, is the first Korean government in history to advocate artificial birth control. BELLINGHAM--There are many things to re- member about the Knights of Columbus' 60th annual state convention which Sunday con- cluded its three-day proceed- ings here. Approximately 1,067,000 pen- nies were collected from the state jurisdiction's 42 councils for the Knights' unique "Pen- nies for Heaven" drive. The all-time high means that $10,670 will be given by the Knights equally to the Arch- diocese of Seattle and the Dio- ceses of Yakima and Spokane for the education of seminar- ians to the priesthood. Tacoma Council, headed by Grand Knight Leo J. Eberle, was named the recipient of the State Deputy Award, em- blematic of the best oper- ating council in the state. An increase in the state of the Order's Religious Informa- tion Bureau program was re- ported by Gerard S. Welch, state chairman from Seattle. The past state deputy said that 52,491 inquiries were received May 1962 to May 1963 after per- sons saw advertisements of the Faith in 16 daily newspapers in Washington. The increase was by approxi- mately 4,000 from the previous year as was 14,656 enrollments for religious instruction, top- ping by approximately 1,O00 the 1962 figure. John D. Carmody of Seattle, who served as state deputy from 1913 to 1915, was given a certificate of appreciation by his fraternal brothers during the banquet in which delegates and guests heard the workings of the Order from Gerald C. Riley, supreme director from Los Angeles. in his over-all condition May 29 after a period of severe crisis suffered the preceding day. The phrasing of the communique from the Va- tican at press time Wednesday 'was cautious, how- ever, making it clear that the condtion of the Holy Father remains grave. A massive blood transfusion Tuesday enabled the Pope to survive the massive hemorrhaging caused by an abnormal stomach growth that he has suffered from for a year. VATICAN CITY, May 28 (Radio, N.C.)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII, weakened by internal bleeding allied with an abnormal growth in his stom- ach, voiced hope that prayers said i,n his behalf would include the intention that if he died, his death would win blessings for the ecumen- ical council and for the cause of world peace. The existence of the stomach growth was made public by the Vatican May 28 in a bulle- tin published in L'Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper here. It said Pope John had been suffering from the ail- ment for "about a year." The statement identified the trouble as "g a s t r i c hetero- plasia." This is defined medi- cally as "the replacement of normal cells by abnormal tis- sue" or as "malposition of normal cells." (According to a spokesman at the National Cancer Insti- tute in Bethesda, Maryland, heteroplasia is a term which is not used in American medi- cine and "evidently describes a condition for which we would use some other term." He said it could indicate cancer, but also could be used as a general term for any abnormal growth, malignant or benign.) The bulletin revealing the existence of the growth said that Pope John had listened to Mass offered in the room next to his bedroom Tuesday morning May 28 and that he had received Holy Commun- ion. The 81-year-old P o p e had hemorrhaged critically during the night of May 24-25, and Vatican sources indicated that he had had further attacks of internal bleeding. But the bull. etin of May 28 said that the hemorrhaging had been re- duced. It said also that it was "compensated for by the treat- ment prescribed" -- indicating that he had been receiving blood transfusions. Three physicians were with the Pope from 1O a.m. until noon on Tuesday. They are Dr. Antonio Gasbarrini, his personal physician, who bad been summoned from his home in Bologna several days earlier; Dr. Pietro Mazzoni of Rome, who had remained near the papal apartment for al- most a week; and Dr. Peitro Valdoni, a leading Italian surgeon. Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, who as the Pope's Secretary of State is his closest collab- orator, conferred with the Pontiff both before and after the doctors' visit. It was to him that Pope John said that prayers in his behalf should include the intentions of the ecumenical (Continued on Page 3) at the banquet and was among 375 persons, including 91 voting delegates, 99 other Knights and (Continued on Page 3) Asks City Agency To Consider try's economic underdevelop- ment and demanding a wide- Burden Borne By Catholic Parents ranging program of social re- form. Fr. Sullivan New Rector In Baltimore The Very Rev. John R. Sullivan, S.S., rector of St. Thomas Seminary in Kenmore, has been appointed to a new post as rector of St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Md. The announcement Thursday of his transfer accompanied other appointments, affecting both the archdiocesan major seminary and St. Edward's Seminary, by Very Rev. Lloyd McDonald, S.S., Provincial of the Sulpician Fathers in the United States. The Rev. Denis D. Foudy, S.S., vice rector and a faculty member of St. Thomas since 1953, will succeed Father Sul- livan as rector. Father Sullivan, whose ab- sence will be keenly missed by the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese, has been since 1952 rector of St. Thomas Semi- nary and of St. Edward's semi- nary when the major seminary department shared the same fa-. cilities with the minor seminary. Also leaving the major semi- uary for St. Mary's in Balti. more will be Rev. Paul Purta, S.S., St. Thomas professor since 1959 and chairman of the Arch- diocesan Commission on Litur- gy and Sacred Music. Returning to St. Thomas from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Mich., where he wa; vice rector is Rev. Charles A. Kerin, S.S. A new professor at the major seminary will be Rev. John C. Falcone, S.S., from St. Mary's in Baltimore. Three professors will also leave St. Edward's Seminary for new assignments. The Rev. John J. Kitmartin, S.S., will become principal of the seminary high school de- partment of St. Charles College in Catonville, Md. Going to St. Mary's for a year of intense prayer and study in preparation for their entrance into the Society of St. Sulpice are Rev. Frederick V. Cwiekowski and Rev. Robert L. Turner. Four others will become members of the minor semi- nary faculty. They include Rev. John W. Bowen, S.S., from St. Charles College; Rev. William Ill The Mcst Reverend Thomas mmops .. =,..-r,,* '. Queenan, S.S., from Balti- A. Connoily, Archbishop of more; Rev. Adrian Mercier, Seattle, presided at theban- Wide Social from Catholic University quet. in Washington, D.C.; and Rev. J. Sproule from the Diocese of The Archbishop was a guest Reform Sault st. Marie in Canada. of honor along with Carmody BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Confirmation May 28 (NC) -- Paraguay's For Adults Bishops have issued a 32-page pastoral deploring their coun- The Sacrament of Confirma- tion will be adminstered this JERSEY CITY, N.J., (NC)  This city's first Negro councilman has asked the Jersey City Incinerator and Sewage Authorities not to submit bills to Cath. olic schools. Fred Martin pointed out that in this city Catholic schools bear half of the city's education costs. "When city schools are billed (for services), the money goes out from one pocket and comes in another," he said. "But when a Catholic school pays, it is just another burden on overburdened Catholic parents." Racial Conference To Hear Bishop Gill meeting of the National Confer- ence on Religion and Race in Chicago. The Seattle convenors are the Most Reverend Thomas A. Con- nolly Archbishop of Seattle; Rabbi Rahpael Levine of the Temple de Hirsch; and Rev. Everett J. Jensen, president of the Greater Seattle Council of Churches. The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, will speak at an afternoon session, be- ginning at 2:30. The remainder of the after- noon will be spent in workshop groups with these topics to be discussed: racial exclusion in religious groups; desegregation of congregations; the role of the religious institution as an employer, administrator and educational force in promoting equal opportunities; and the church and synagogue in a racially-changing community. Among the workshop chair- men are Rev. John D. Doherty, archdiocesan director of the Confraternity of Christian Doc- trine and assistant superintend- ent of schools; Rev. Ambrose Toomey, O.P., chaplain of the University of Washington New- man Club; Dr. Robert Larson of SU's sociology department; and Mrs. Melvina Squires of Catholic Children's Services. King County Superior Court Judge Solie M. Ringold will speak at a session following the 7 p.m. dinner in the Stu- dent Union Building. Co-chairmen of the confer- ence are Rev. John D. Lynch of St. James Cathedral, Rev. Lemuel Peterson and Rabbi Jacob Singer. Reservations at $3 per person including dinner may be made at Room 701 in the Seaboard Building. The conference will be held in SU's Pigott Audito- rium. Conference hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. The pastoral, published April 28, reached here late because of strict censorship in Para- guay. The Bishops said that there are historical and geo- graphical reasons for Para- guay's economic underdevelop- ment, but that this in no way justifies the social abuses af- flicting the majority of the population. The egotism of the upper class and their un-Christian attitude of liberal capitalism are primarily responsible for this state of affairs, they said. Bishops denounced "indiffer- ence before the seriousness of this problem," and said that prominent Catholics have a duty to face the problem. Paraguay's present situation is "characterized by a lack of goods and resources, especially in what concerns goods of prime necessity, such as food, health, lodging, work and ed- ucation," the letter said. The Catholic Church in the See City of Seattle and its environs will lend able and needed support to the battle against racial dis- crimination when the Confer- ence on Religion and Race con- venes Wednesday, June 5, at Seattle University. Leaders of the other two major faiths in the Seattle area will join forces to consider the responsibilities of religion, con- cerning racial problems. The Seattle conference will be one of the 10 local conferences in the nation to follow-up proj- ects developed in the January Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. to converts and adults at St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, and Sunday, June 9, to converts and adults at St. James Cathed- ral, Seattle. Each recipient is asked to present a card to the chaplain assisting the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., in the conferring of the Sacrament. The card, which can be ob- tained from the recipient's pas- tor, must have the name of the saint chosen as patron and other information asked. An instruction on Confirma- tion and the order of the cere- mony will be given at St. Pat- rick's tomorrow, June I, at 8 p.m. and at the Cathedral Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. L In Today's Progress ... Ordination Pictorial ........... 2 Father Jordan Celebrates Jubilee ......... 3 'This Tremendous Lover' ....4 Insights to Zen Catholicism...$ Graduation Ceremonies at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma ................. 7 Our "Statesmen" Do Well ...8 Education Efforts Cannot Overlook Catholic Schools .10