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O QI STANWOOD PARISH PLANT _ DEDICATION PAGE 3 o.+., Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seottle Vol. 67--No. 28  41 Seafi'le, Wash., Friday, July 10, 1964 $4.00 per yea.r--10c per copy I Equal Before God-and Men Lodge is Honored: Buddhists ?ake PRESIDENT GIVES DR. LUTHER KING JR., A PEN USED TO SIGN CIVIL RIGHTS Rights Bill Signed into Law WASHINGTON (NC)--President Johnson, sign- ing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, said the measure seeks to add social equality to Americans' ralready existing spiritual equality. Mr. Johnson said the rights act says that "those who are equal before God shatl now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels and restaurants, and movie theaters, and other places that provide service to the public." The President, speaking on nationwide television July 2 out- lined the purposes of the act and urged all Americans to support it and join in implementing it. He said the founders of the nation "knew that freedom would be secure only if each generation thought to renew and enlarge its meaning" and added that "now our generation" has been called on to "continue the unending search for justice." He said the civil rights act had received "the thoughtful sup- port of tens of thousands of civic and religious leaders in all parts of this nation, and it is supported by the great majority of the American people." Mr. Johnson declared that the law's purpose is not to "pun- ish" or "divide"but to "end divisions.., which have lasted all too long." "This civil rights act is a challenge to all of us to go to work in our communities and our states, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last vestiges of injustice in our beloved country." he said. "So tonight I urge every public official, every religious leader, every business and professional man, every working man, every housewife--I urge every American to join in this effort to bring justice and hope to all our people and to bring peace to our land... 'our"Let us hasten that day when our unmeasured strength and unbounded spirit will be free to do the great works ordained to this nation by the just and wise God who is the Father of us all." PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS RIGHTS BILL Auxiliary Bishop John S. Spence of Washington, Msgr. Fran- cis T. Hurley, Assistant General Secretary of the National Cath- olic Welfare Conference, and Ray. John F. Cronin, S.S., associate director of the NCWC Department of Social Action, were among those who witnessed the signing of the civil rights act. U.S. Denies Juana Castro's Statement MEXICO CITY (NC)--The U.S. embassy here has denied it had any part in the activities of the sister of Cuba's Premier Fidel Castro, or in any statement is- sued by her after her arrival here from Havana by plane. Replying to a charge by Castro in Havana that the U.S. Em- bassy here wrote his sister's statement in which she accused Castro of turning Cuba into a country of terror and hunger, an embassy spokesman said: "The embassy had nothing to do with Miss Castro's state- ment. All we know about it is what we have read in the news- O papers." i; Juana Castro, 31, came here June 20 on a regularly scheduled 'flight from Havana and asked political asylum from her broth- er's regime. She remained in seclusion nine days, then read a statement at a press conference in which she accused her broth- ers, Fidel and Raul, of delivering Cuba to Russian Communist imperialism. She said her country was "nailed to a cross of tor- ment imposed by international Communism." Miss Castro charged her brothers hold 75,000 political op- ponents as prisoners in Cuba. She denounced their treatment of the Catholic Church, but said they had not banned it in Cuba because they feared adverse reaction from abroad. She said all who take part in Church activities are listed as enemies of the Castro regime. Miss Castro said that, once while taking part in a religious procession, she saw a boy who was carrying a banner of "the Virgin of Charity" beaten to death by persons she called her brother's "henchmen." She expressed hope that her brother's regime will be over- thrown. Mount St. Vincent Residents On Outing A THREE-HOUR TRIP to Saltwater State Park July 2 Clare, F.C.S.P., head of the therapy program at Mount St. was enjoyed by 106 residents of Mount St. Vincent Home Vincent's, plans to make it an annual affair each July 2. in West Seattle. This is the second such trip for residents of Three buses were hired for the outing. the home, the last being held in July of 1963. Sister Rose Over Send-off By Rev. Patrick O'Connor SAIGON (N.C.)--Buddhists, with Vietnamese government approval, took over much of the send-off program for outgoing U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge at Ean Son Nhut airport here June 28. One result, especially from a speech made, will probably be rekindling of criticism of Ambassador Lodge at Tan Son Nhut airport here June 28. Most of the crowd lined up before the speakers' stand near the airport were organized Buddhist students, M  Is marshalled by members of ex co Buddhist Youth, a Boy Scout. type body. A troop of the regu- lar Vietnamese Boy Scouts was shunted to one side, away from and behind the speakers' stand. In the center of the main throng a banner bearing in large letters the name of a "BoDe," or Buddhist school, was uplifted, facing the speak- ers' platform. Later, while the majority of well-wishers, including diplo- mats, stood just outside the VlP reception hall, four Bud- dhist bonzes (monks) were among the few allowed to walk out to the plane for a final farewell. All this was recorded, of course, on Vietnamese news- reels and by foreign TV cameramen. A Cao Daist lay delegation was present, with the sect's flag, and a group of Cao Daist clerics. They were almost lost among the Buddhists. The Buddhist organizers made use of the occasion to represent Ambassador Lodge as their champion and to re- mind his successor that they hoped he would "also under- stand" Buddhist aspirations. Their meaning was made clear in a speech delivered by a Buddhist student, described as "the people's representative." The English text was read by a Vietnamese officer. It was, in fact, official and was made available to this correspondent next day by the ministry of education. This government - sponsored speech rehashed the themes of last year's Buddhist agitation which brought about the over- throw of the late President Ngo dinh Diem's regime. "You first set foot on our territory amidst a most tragic situation, wherein the entire Vietnamese people in general and Vietnamese Buddhist in particular were being abused, oppressed and repressed by the Ngo dinh Diem regime," the speaker told Lodge, who ar- rived here last August 22. Your time y arrival . . brought us the immense con- fidence that was needed for the struggle against the Ngo tyranny... Our appreciation and our gratitude towards you were w a r m ! y demon- strated during your visit to the Xa Loi pagoda, right after the November 1 revolution of last year." Xa Loi pagoda, in a residen- tial part of Saigen, was head- quarters of the militant Bud- dhist leaders who directed the campaign against the Ngo dinh Diem government. "We hope that your succes- sor . . . like you, will clearly (Continued on Page 2) Inerracial Leader Plans Seaffie Talk "Christianity and the Racial Revolution: 1964" will be the topic Of a talk to be given by Mathew A h m a n n, National Catholic Conference for Interracial Jus- tice executive director from Chicago, at 8:30 p.m. Wednes- day, July 15, in Seattle Univer- sity's Bannon Hall on campus. Ahmann's visit to Seattle is being sponsored by the Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle. His appearance includes dis- cussions with Seattle religious and lay interracial leaders, said Walter T. Hubbard Jr., CIC president. Ahmann's talk at SU is com- plimentary and open to the public. The 33-year-old interracial leader has a wide and varied experience in social work and national sociological service after having graduated from St. J o h n' s University in Minnesota and the University of Chicago. He served in 1962 as organ- izer and executive secretary for the National Conference on Religion and Race and last August was the Catholic chair- man of the mammoth Free- dom March  Washington, D.C. Ordaz Eleced MEXICO CITY (N.C.) Gustavo Diaz Ordaz has been elected president of Mexico in an election that saw his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) sweep to an ex- pected victory. Diaz Ordaz, 52, government secretary in the pres-nt cabi- net of President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, will be sw o r n in as this country's next president December 1. While there were several parties contesting the election, The PRI is in reality that only major political force and has been ruling Mexico for nearly 50 years. Nevertheless, Diaz conducted a vigorous cam- paign, taking part in street rallies and parades. A lawyer and a son of a government accountant, Diaz Ordaz has had long years of service as a government ad- ministrator. Although inde- pendent, he is regarded as a friend of the United States and is known here as a foe of Communism. As government secretary, he crushed a 1959 railroad strike and arrested its leftist leaders. He jailed Mexico's top Com- munist, artist David Siquerios, and outlawed all Communist demonstrations. The defection of Fidel Castro's eldest sister Juana to Mexico a few days before the election was seen as a political windfall for Diaz Ordaz. Bolivia Prelae H,fs Look Article PATERSON, N.J. ,ONC) --An auxiliary bishop of Paz, Bolivia, has de- scribed as false a U.S. maga- zine's report that some leading Catholics are acquiescing in an unpublicized birth control drive in Latin America. Bishop Gennaro Prata, S.D.B., who was residing at Blessed Sacrament Parish rectory dur- ing a visit, strongly denied the allegation. The 41-year-old Italian-bern prelate was asked for comment on an article in Look magazine which alleged that "an unpubli- cized campaign for birth con- trol is underway in Latin Amer- ica with the acquiescence and measured support of key ele- ments of the Roman Catholic Church." He called the Look article "an insult to the intelligence of Latin America as well as im- pugning the integrity and loyal- ty of our priests." "Futhermore," he said, "how far can one trust a journalist who will not reveal his sources? What priest could condone birth control because it is 'a lesser evil' than abortion? The au- thor's logic defies description. An evil, even a lesser one, is not permitted." The prelate, a member of the Salesians of St. John Boseo, stated that "if we have learned anything from the his- tory of attempts to solve complex social problems by the simple experient of birth control, we have learned that the country which decides on birth control has lost its vigor, is dying, if not already dead." Bishop Prata said the arti- cle's implication that "our part of the world is dead or dying" is an insult. "We don't need fewer people -- we need more people. We need immigration. We need people with skills and the technical knowledge to help us develop our natural re- IllOUl'Og'* Begins Se tember 14: Opening Date For Council Confirmed By Pope Paul VATICAN CITY (NC) --Pope Paul VI has estab- lished September 14 as the opening date for the third session of the ecu- menical council. The announcement of Papal Secretary of State Amleto Car- dinal Cicognani said: "The Su- preme Pontiff Paul VI, in an audience granted to the under- signed today, deigned to es- tablish that the third session of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council will begin next Septem- ber Fourteenth, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross." The announcement was dated July 3 and published July 4. At the next to last meeting of the council's second session, Nov. 29, 1963, the council's sec- retary general announced that the council would probably be- gin its third session Sept. 14, 1964. But the secretary, Arch- bishop Pericle Felici, told the council Fathers that the Pope would give them a definite opening date in good time. Although no closing date has yet been announced, the ' session will probably end be- fore November 25 to give the council Fathers time to at- tend the International Eucha- ristic Congress in Bombay, India, beginning on that date. The council press secretary, Msgr. Fausto Vallaine, said in March that the session would close November 20. The first session of the coun- cil opened October 11, 1962, and closed December 8 that year. The opening of the second ses- sion was originally scheduled for September 8, 1963, but was delayed three weeks because of the death of Pope John XXIII. The session ran from Septem- ber 29 to December 4, 1963. Monsignor Vallainc said the official announcement of the opening date of the third ses- sion "marks in a way the end of the so-called inter- session period." He said the intersession work entrusted by the Pope to the counciliar commissions has in fact been carried out by them. He described the amount of work accomplished as "certain- ly remarkable, especially in view of the fact that the mem- bers of most of the commis- sions reside in every part Of the world and have to surmount quite a few difficulties to meet in Rome." .. Monsignor Vallainc was writ- mg in the very issue of the Vatican City daily, L'Osserva- tore Romano, that published the announcement of the third ses- sion's opening date. He pointed out tat Pope Paul, describing the interses- sion work December 4, said it should prepare "formulas that are deeply studied, rigorously enunciated, properly condensed and shortened." Adapfion Seen Key To Easf-Wesf Unify WASHINGTON. (NC) beth sides were responsible --In seeking Christian Unity it is a mistake to attempt to impose the ways of the East on nations of the West or vice versa, a Catholic bishop from Israel said here. Archbishop Georges Hakim, the only resident Catholic bishop in Israel, told a group of priests at a Georgetown Uni- versity liturgy institute that unity can better be achieved by voluntarily adapting one's own customs than seeking to impose them on others. "If we are looking for unity we must go along as far as we possibly can with the Orth- odox," he said. "I have no doubt but that the liturgical movement will have salutary effects on all -- non-Christians as well as Orthodox and Protestants. I have been very happy to see the exchange that has taken place among US." Archbishop Hakim, spiritual leader of 24,000 Melkite Rite Catholics in Israel, noted the step- by- step improvement of Catholic-Orthodox r e I a t i o n s under Pope John and Paul: "First Pope John said that for the schism. Pope Paul on opening the second session of the .council said that 'if' we have sinned we ask forgive, ness. At Jerusalem he left no more question: We have sinned and ask forgiveness. "If we are going to be Cath- olic not only as regards terri- tory and time but also as re. gards customs," Archbishop Hakim said, "then we must be open to all sorts of new prayers and ceremonies." He cited the difference in Christmas cus- toms between East and West, saying: "Only since St. Francis of Assisi have you had the cus- tom of exhibiting the manger at Christmas time. We don't have such a custom. But we still believe just as firmly in the Incarnation, and cele- brate Christmas with just as intense solemnity." Archbishop Hakim said that in the present ecumenical at- mosphere attempts should be made to bring whole churches together--"not by way of re- turn to the one true fold, but in the spirit of reconciliation of two erring and repenting groups. Sainthood Ahead for 22 African Martyrs VATICAN C I T Y (NC) --The Vatican's Congre- gation of Rites has ap- proved t h e canonization of 22 A f r i c a n Negroes who were slain in Uganda in the 19th century for refusing to renounce their Faith. It was also expected that some note would be taken in the canonization ceremonies of 12 Anglicans who died during the same persecutions rather than deny Christ. The vote by the Roman con- gregation July 7 accepted the validity of the miraculous cures of two missionary Sisters in Uganda in 1941. Sisters Marie Louise Griblet and Mae Rachildre Buch were dying of pneumonic plague when a no- novena to the martyrs effected their cure. One of the witnesses for their cause was a Moslem physician who treated them at the time. The 22 martyrs are the first Africans south of the Sahara to be declared saints. They were beatified in 1920. Converted to the Faith by the White Fathers, who first came to Mriea in 1878, the 22 natives were ordered to be killed by their local ruler between 1885 and 1887. The leading figures among them are Carlo Lwanga and Mao this Kalemba Murumba. The proponent of the cause for canonization was Paolo Cardinal Giobbe and the postu- lator was Rev. Anthony Wou- ters, W.F. Pope Paul VI was present at the meeting of the congrega- tion which also approved two miracles attributed to Luigi Guanella, the Italian founder of two religious communities who died in 1915. 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