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Official [ People of All Faiths Pray 00o00000,,mat,on o, ,00u,ts ' For Recovery of Holy Father The Sacrament of Confirmati,on will be admin- (Continued from Page 1) istered on Pentecost Sunday, June 2, 1963, at 3 p.m. to converts and adults of the City of Tacoma and vicinity in St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, and Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m. to converts and adults of the City of Seattle and vicinity at St. James Cathedral. Each recipient will present a card to the chaplai assisting the Most Reverend Archbishop or Bishop in conferring of the Sacrament. The card, which is to be procured from the proper pastor, is to bear the name of the saint chosen as patron and other infor- mation as indicated thereon. A brief instruction on the Sacrament of Con- firmation and the order to be followed for the cere- mony itself will be given in St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m., and in St. James Cathedral Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. Vigil of Pentecost Saturday, June 1, the Vigil of Pentecost, is a day of fast ad partial abstinence; i. e. meat may be taken at the principal meal. Ember Days Pastors and others concerned are asked to re- mind the faithful on Sunday, June 2, that Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, June 5, 7 and 8, are Ember Days. Wednesday and Saturday are days of fast and partial abstinence;, i. e., meat may be eaten at the principal meal; Friday is a day of fast and complete abstinence. Clergy Retreat The annual retreat for the clergy will open Mon- day, June 10, 1963, at St. Thomas Seminary, Ken- more, Washington. The Reverend Pastors will announce to their parishioners where priests may be obtained for sick calls during the retreat. THE CHANCERY By order of the Most Reverend Archbishop May 31, 1963 June Intention For Family Rosary Public Morality With a profound awareness of the widespread evil influences that are sapping the moral and spirit- ual strength of the Christian world, our Holy Father has chosen the month of the Sacred Heart to urge all Chris- tians to unite their prayers and efforts in combating the world- wide pernicious and immoral forces that are gradually break- ing down the essential fiber and texture, yes, subverting ,the very foundation of our Chris- tian civilization . . . We can best describe public immorality as the combina- tion of all those evils which affect directly or indirectly the moral life of a whole ,'ommunity or nation, and hence it not only degrades 'he one who acts immorally hut also excites others to sin because, of the bad example given . . . Any leniency toward those re- sponsible for the promotion of moral venom throughout our land (authors, publishers, play- wrights, etc.) will result in a universal national catastrophe far more deadly than that caused by the poison of Com- munism or any other hateful curse . . . No matter how much we may, in principal, detest the evils of censorship, let us not be blinded by the protesta- tions of those who diaboli- cally portray all that is crude and indecent, depicting them in settings designed to make them appear justifiable and acceptable to all classes of society. Prayer is very important. However, only when prayer is reenforced by the combined ac- tive and practical forms of or- ganized protest, will we con- vince even ourselves that we are opposed to the evils sub- verting our Christian way of life... One last word. In your vigi- lance to immunize yourself from the dire effects of pub- lic immorality, keep in mind that, as an active lay apostle of the Sacred Heart, you have a God-given responsibility to do all in your power to pro- tect your neighbor from the same evils. -- Sacred Heart Messenger Race Problem Entering 'Crisis' WASHINGTON, M a y 28 m "The race problem in the U.S. is entering a period of deep crisis," according to reports given at a meeting in New York of representatives of the three major faiths. This evaluation was given by Rev. John F. Cronin, S.S., who represented the Social Action Department, National Catholic Welfare Conference, at the meeting• It was attended by delegates from most of the 67 organizations that slnsored the National Conference on Religion and Race, held in Chi- cago the past January. At the meeting, the appoint- ment of Dr. Galen R. Weaver of New York as executive sec- retary of the National Confer- ence on Religion and Race (NCRR) was confirmed• The NCRR also organized a continuation committee as a policy-making body and set up four commissions to assist the conferenee's work for racial justice on the local level. The purpose of the meeting in New York, Father Cronin explained, was to review the progress made against racial discrimination since the inter- faith conference in Chicago and to map plans for future action. "We were immensely heart- ened by field reports indicat- San Juan Islands Mass Schedule Se÷ The Rev. Paul Auer, pastor of St. Mary Church, Anacortes, announces that the summer Mass schedule effective this Sunday, June 2, on San Juan Island will be: 6:45 a•m. at Roche Harbor and 8:30 a.m. at Friday Harbor. Orcas Island will have a 10:15 Mao.s at the East Sound Oddfel- lows Hall Lopez .will have Mass at 4 p.m. at the Ebbtide Inn and there will be evening Mass at 8 p.m. in Anacortes. There will be no evening Mass at Edison. ing that more than 30 cities have organized local programs for interreligious, interracial action," Father Cronin said. "But we were also deeply dis- turbed by indications that re- ligious groups are facing a 'now or never' situation. If we do not move into the field rapidly and intelligently, there is great danger that racial ten- sions will breed increasing ex- tremism on both sides. "The patience of the Negro is wearing thin," he con- tinued. "What is just he wants immediately, not in some vague future time. He wants full acceptance of his human right and his human dignity." Father Cronin said that "or- ganized religion in America accepts these goals as just," and "it is now our task to aid in their achievement." The NCRR has support of the three groups that convened the meeting in Chicago: the N.C. W.C. Social Action Department, the National Council of Church- es' Department of Racial and Cultural Relations, and the So- cial Action Commission of the Synagogue Council of America. At the meeting in New York a budget of $67,000 for one year was adopted; The three sponsoring groups and the 67 participating groups of the conference in Chicago will as- sist in raising the funds. Old, New Cle Elum Pastors Feted CLE ELUM -- A reception honoring Rev. Edward Weck- ert, O.S.B., pastor of St. John the Baptist Church here for 30 years and Rev. John Shaw, who will take his place, will be held Sunday, June 9, at the Eagles Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Father Edward is retiring be- cause of illness. Father Shaw, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Shaw of St. Thomas Parish, Riverton, was formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish, White Salmon. council, and the peace of mankind. The Pope heard Mass at 6:30 Wednesday morning as he had on Tuesday and again receiv- ed Communion. The Wednesday commun- ique which ran to over 850 words said he had had a "night of quiet rest" during which he had "no need of assistance." It said that at 10 a.m. Wednesday "a dis- tinct improvement was noted in the general condition of the august patient." The communique said that "even in the acute moments of crisis" the Pope "never suf- fered (mental) absence or con- fusion•" He was spending his days in serenity, in prayer • . . withfull mental presence and lucidity" it said. Cardinal Cieognani went to the Pope's bedside at 8 a.m. Wednesday "for the ordin- ary audience during which the Holy Father was inform- ed of eurrent affairs and par- tieularly of the popular out- pouring of prayers and good wishes rising from the whole world." The Tuesday bulletin publish- ed by L'Osservatore Romano had referred to both the Card- inal's and the doctors' visits. It said: Heard Mass Tuesday "Today, Tuesday, the Holy Father heard Mass celebrated in a study adjoining his bed- room and received Holy Com- munion, as is done when the Holy Father cannot celebrate Mass himself. At 8 a.m. he received Amleto Giovanni Car- dinal Cicognani, his Secretary of State, who was with him for almost half an hour in normal audience. "The Pope's day was spent in rest and in humble and serene recollection in conform- ity with the will of God. "Those attending him noted an edifying effusion of peace and of trust which radiates from the august person, desir- ous of the closest union with God and of offering every sac- rifice for the Church and for all his children. "The Cardinal Secretary of State, who was received a second time at 12:15, had told the Pope during the morning audience: 'Most Holy Father, the whole world is praying for Your Holiness.' Suggests Prayer For Council "The Pope with a loving smile and after a brief silence replied: 'Since the who le world is praying for the sick Pope, it is very natural that this supplication should be given an intention: If God wants the sacrifice o f the Pope's life, may it help win copious blessings for the ecu- menical council, for the holy Church, and for mankind which aspires to peace. "'If on the contrary it pleases God to prolong this pontifical service, may this help to sanctify the soul of the Pope and of all who are working and suffering with him to spread the reign of our Lord both in the ancient and newer areas of Christianity and in the whole world.' "The illness of the Holy Father is being followed by Doctors Gasbarrini, Valdoni and Mazzoni. The hemorrhagic phenomena due to the gastric heteroplasia from which the Pope has suffered for about a year and which, after several months of arrest, had recurred with new intensity in the past few days, are now attenuated and the organic consequences linked with them are, up to to- day, limited and compensated for by the treatment prescrib- ed." While the Pope was gravely Iceland Bishop Arrives THE FIRST NATIVE ICELANDIC bishop since the Reformation, the Most Rev. Johannes Gunnarsson, S.M., Bishop of Reykjavik, Iceland, arrives at New York International Airport for dedication ceremonies at the new Montfort Fathers' senti- nary, Bay Shore, N.Y. He was met by Rev. Roger M. Charest, S.M., provincial su- perior of the Montfort Fathers. Pope Greets Mission Leaders POPE JOHN XXIII is surrounded by national directors of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in one of the last photos taken of him before his public appearances were curtailed for health reasons. At the left, with his back to the camera, is Gregory Peter Cardinal Agagianian, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Faith. On the right, shown in profile, is Auxiliary Bishop Fulton J. Sheen of New York, national director of the society in the U.S. ill, hope remained alive that his strong heart and constitu- tion would see him through the critical effects of his hemor- rhaging. The Pope's physicians had said earlier in the week that the Pooe's health was showing improvement. L'Osservatore Romano r e- porting May 27 on the findings of Drs. Antonio Gasbarrini and Piero Mazzoni, said that dur- ing the evening of Sunday, May 26, Pope John's health "show- ed improvement in its gen- eral condition, above all sub- jectively." T h e communique continued: "Concerning t h i s --(Religious News Service Photo) the Pope has s-uttered since last fall, and which in Novem- ber resulted in an acute condi- tion of anemia, after a period of medical care and of rela- tive quiescence, has again in recent days provoked an anemic condition, w hi c h is now being controlled by suit- able treatment. "For this reason the doctors have advised the Holy Father to rest, limiting as strictly as possible all physical activity." Despite obvious concern, the atmosphere at the Vatican re- mained calm May 27. On Sun- day morning, the Papal Secre- tary of State, Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, visited Pope John by two days :another and more optimistic statement. The Vati- can press office had said on May 24: ',In competent Vatican cir- cles there is again 'confirma- tion of a marked improve- ment in the condition of the Holy Father, which is defined as satisfactory. One continues to note a progressive rallying of the Pope, who has appeared very fatigued in past days." Apprehension about the Pon- tiff had grown when his weekly Wednesday general audience of May 22 was canceled less than an hour before it was scheduled to begin. ... It Is Still St. Peter's improvement, His Holiness' for 45 minutes. Later in the doctors spoke of further ira- day he drove to suburban provement;in the illness: to, ': Ft'ascati, of which he is titular day, Monday•" Cardinal Bishop, to officiate at The "subjective" improve- ment mentioned was author- itatively explained as mean- ing that Pope John was feel- ing better and less weak, and that the physicians we r e maintaining reserve pending further study. The Pope was expected to recover if he could get adequate rest. Observers further interpreted the Osservatore report to mean that the Pope's loss of blood had been terminated. The further study being undertaken by Drs. Gasbarrini and M a z z o n i concerned the origin of the hemorrhages the Pope had suffered during the preceding days, it was learned. The doctors felt that the in- ternal bleeding stemmed from causes other than the "gastric disturbances" the Pope had been subject to, and were seek- ing other possible causes. No further information on the diagnostic procedure was im- mediately available. Suffered "Gravest Crisis" It was learned, however, that the hemorrhaging suffered by Pope John on the night of May 24-25 was the gravest crisis he had yet undergone• Because of this bleeding his physicians in- sisted that he not further ex- haust himself by going to his apartment window for his usual Sunday noonday blessing. It was because of the Pon- tiff's failure to appear at his window that the Vatican press office issued a special com- munique concerning the grav- ity of his illness• It said: "The Holy Father, e o n- trary to his custom on Sun- days, will not appear today in the window of his private studio to pray with the faith- ful gathered in St. Peter's square and to give them his blessing. "His doctors have advised His Holiness to rest and to limit all physical activity as much as possible. Anemic Condition Present "The gastric ailment which ceremonies marking the 350th anniversary of the Marian shrine of Capo Croce. Archbishop Angelo Dell'Ac- qua, the Substitute Secretary for Ordinary Affairs in the Sec- retariat of State, told newsmen that if the Pope's condition had been really dramatic-- had the Pope been at death's do o r -- Cardinal Cicognani would not have gone to Fra- scati but would have remain- ed in Rome. Hears Of Celebration The Cardinal on his return from Frascati was invited back to the Pope's apartment to fill him in on details of the an- niversary celebration. P o p e John was understood to have been very much moved to hear of the applause and cheers in his honor on the part of the people in Frascati. Cardinal Cicognani again visited the Pope Monday morning to discuss pressing business. About noon on Monday, Dr. Gasbarrini too called on the Pope. He re- mained in the papal apart- ment for almost an hour. Unable to offer Mass him- self, the Pope was given Holy Communion• Despite rumors to the contrary published in some Italian papers, it was learned that this was as a normal spiritual comfort, not as the Viaticum of the dying. Many Vatican offices, es- pecially those dealing with the press and radio, were being swamped with tele. phone inquiries from all over the world about the Pope's health. L'Osservatore Romano r e- ported May 27 that "many telegrams f r o m sovereigns, heads of state, chiefs of gov- ernment, foreign ministers" and hundreds of other dignitar- ies-including many cardinals and bishops--were flooding in- to the Vatican voicing good wishes for the Pope. The Sunday press communi- que indicating the gravity of the Pope's condition followed Lay Retreat Schedule The Palisades (Men's Retreat Hoase) St. Mary, Anacortes Assumption, Bellingham Sacred Heart, Bellingham Sacred Heart, LaConner St. Aloysius, Buckley Sacred Heart, Lacey St. Mary, Monroe St. Peter, Suquamish Visitation Retreat (Women's Retreat House) June 7-9 Queen of Angels, Port Angeles Star of the Sea, Port Townsend Holy Family, Auburn St. Joseph, Tacoma June 14-16 St. Mary, Anacortes St. Anthony, Renton SS. Peter and Paul, Tacoma St. Rita, Tacoma The Pope appeared, how- ever, at his apartment window overlooking St. Peter'ssquare and told t h e disappointed crowd of about 10,000 persons that "It is still St. Peter's, whether inside or out." He then led the recitation of the Rcgina Coeli and gave his blessing to the crowd. He look- ed drawn, but his voice was firm. In his impromptu appearance to the crowd, Pope John also referred to the feast of the Ascension, the following day. He said: "We hurry behind the Lord, who has ascended into heaven, and not being able to follow Him, we remain on earth in His Holy Church and we imitate the Apostles who gathered together and im- plored the Holy Spirit. You just heard it, and you ask it each day, each of you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Then he concluded with the Italian words "Saluti, saluti" --"Greetings, greetings." The crowd responded with cries of "Viva il Papa"--"Long live the Pope." On Ascension Thursday itself, the Pope re- appeared briefly at his apart- ment window at noon, but left quickly a f t e r reciting the Regina Coeli and giving his blessing. Knights Top 'Pennies For Heaven' Drive (Continued from Page 1) guests and 128 ladies attending the banquet. Clarence George of Spokane was reelected State Deputy as was Fred Abraham of Renton as secretary, A.J. Finn of Van- couver as advocate and Joe Klingele of Yakima as warden. Warren Tauten of Colfax is the new treasurer. Five Knights from the Arch- diocese were also chosen along with seven others as delegates to the Order's supreme conven- tion in August in Milwaukee. They are Edward J. Logan, im- mediate past state deputy from Seattle; Lyman Fellows of Bel- levue, Prosper Ostroski of Aberdeen, George McCusker of Olympia and 1963 convention chairman Forrest Whittaker of Bellingham• Other delegates are Clarence George and Frank Gonzales of Pasco. Two of the councils from the Archdiocese were among the top four councils, receiv- ing Six-Point Program cita- tations with Tacoma. Grand- view placed second followed in order by North Seattle and Seattle Councils. Delegates chose Yakima as the convention site for next year. Friday, May 31, 1963 THE PROGRESS-- Father Jordan Marks :: Silver Jubilee June 9 The Rev. Jordan Donovan, O.F.M., pastor of I Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seattle, will celebrate his silver sacerdotal jubilee Sunday, June 9, with a: solemn Mass at St. George Church followed by a recep- tion from 3 to 5 p.m. in the hall of Our Lady of Lourdes School. The Rev. Antoine Wishon, O.F.M., will be deacon of the Mass and Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan, a cousin of Father Jordan's will be sub- deacon. The Rev. Cornelius Snyder, O.F.M., will preach the sermon. A breakfast for the clergy will follow the Mass in the rectory of St. George's. Father Jordan was born in San Francisco, July 23, 1912, the son of William and Cath- erine Donovan. A graduate of St. Francis School in Sacra- mento, he entered the junior seminary at St. Anthony's, Santa Barbara, the novitiate at San Luis Rey, Calif., took his philosophy at San Luis Rey and his theology at the Old Mission, Santa Barbara. The date of his ordination was June 12, 1938. Besides his cousin, Father O'Callaghan, Father Jordan has a brother, Thomas, of Carmiehael, Calif., and a sister, Lillian in Sacramento. Another cousin, Sister M. Leonard, is a member of the Holy Family Order. Father has served at several parishes through the State of Washington in his 25 years in the priesthood. From 1939 to REV. JORDAN DONOVAN O.F.M. 1941 he was the assistant at St. Rose in Longview. From 1951 to 1945 he was assistant at St. George, Seattle and from 1945 thru 1949, he served as pastor at St. George. From 1955 to 1956 he was assistant at St. Francis in Spokane, from 1956 thru 1961 he was superior at St. Francis Mission, Winlock; from there he was transferred to his pre- sent assignment as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes. PAVLA Head Will Visit Archdiocese Monday The Rev. Victor Fer- nandez, S.J., national di- rector of the Papal Volunteers for Latin America will be in Seattle this coming Monday, June 3. Those interested in t h e PAVLA program or in talk- ing with Father Fernandez may see him during the day at the offices of the Pro- pagation of the Faith in the Chaneery building, 907 Terry Ave., or attend his talk at 7:45 that evening in the con- ference room of St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. The PAVLA director is com- ing to Seattle from national offices in Chicago because of the tremendous response of the Seattle Archdiocese to the full- Szeman continued, "to know and see that the people of this Archdiocese are in tune with the need of sacrifice and lay leadership so necessary to advance the Church in the world today." On the national level Father Fernandez has said that the PAVLA program has sent 180 volunteers to 12 Latin Amer- ican countries up to now and 48 more volunteers will join the program between June and September (none of the latter are from this Archdiocese.) However, Father Fernandez said requests are currently on hand for nearly 500 lay vol- unteers to work in Latin Amer- ica. page feature story The Pro- When you patronize our gress ran recently on the work advertisers, tell them you of PAVLA. saw their message in The According to Rev. Stephen Progress. Szeman, Archdiocesan Director of the PAVLA program: "The response to the recent story in The Progress on the need for volunteers has been one of the most outstanding in the whole country. "It is gratifying" Father I MERZ SHEET I METAL WORKS We do new and repair jobs for all purposes where sheet metel is re- quired. MAin 3.0242 2011 Jackson Street SEATTLE 4 i His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman, Arch.bishop of New York, says of the June Reader's Digest book condensation, "This true story-The Triumph of ]ants Babson-will appeal to all who admire courage..." "ELDOM--even on the battlefield  --is a human being asked to pass through an ordeal more demand- ing than that faced, so courageously, by this little girl. And it will be evident to all who read the inspiring story of her two- year battle with leukemia that what sus- tained her, what gave her the strength to help others (even while she herself was dying) was her faith in God. 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