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2--THE PROGRESS World By JOHN $. ECKHART WELFARE BILL INCLUDES CHILD-CARE A-. Gencies-- Washington, D.C. July 23 (NC)--Congress has sent to President Kennedy a public welfare bill whose aid-to-dependent-chJ,ldren provisions would permit all child-care institutions to take part in the Federal program. Under the measure, Federal funds could be joined with state and local;funds to pay for the care of a neglected child taken from his home by court order and assigned to a institution. It is estimated that all but about 125 of the 1,200 child-care institutions ha the country are under re- ligious auspices. TO HEAD CISTERCIAN ABBEY--Roscrea, Ire- land, July 23 (NC)--Father Eugene Boylan, O.C.S.O., widely known for his books on the spiritual life, has been elected abbot of Mount St. Joseph Cistercian abbey here. His brother Father Stephen M. Boylan, O. Cart., is superior of the Carthusian monastery near Arling- ton, Vt.--the only one in the United States. He has two sisters who are nuns. Abbot-elect Boylan. 58, is a graduate of Uni- versity College, Dublin, .where he won a traveling scholarship in physics and a Rockefeller Fellowship, which enabled him to study atomic physics at the University of Vienna from 1926 to 1928. He joined the Cistercians in 1931. In 1953 he went to Australia to arrange for the foundation of a Cistercian abbey at Melbourne. * "k "* "k GETS NEW PREMIER--Vaduz, Liechtenstein, July 24 (NC)--Gerard Battliner, a lawyer, was unani- ously elected new premier of the government of this third smallest country in the world by the local diet. He is 33 years old and a Catholic, like his pre- decessor, Dr. Alexander Frick who had retired for reasons of health. After the July 16 election, Dr. Battliner was of (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Church has always been the patron el arts and science. With the modern emphasis on technical science, it is well to recall Catholics who have made significant con- tributions in the field el natural science throughout history. This is the third in a series.) A friendly critic noted recently that this series would seem to infer that a good Catholic scientist was a dead Catholic scientist, or that Holy Mother Church approved only the work of scientists that have experimented their last experiment a n d formulated their last formulae. All nonsense of course as there are living examples to the contrary, Roman Catholic men of science who find no cause for discomfiture in the fact that are still alive. Higher mathematics, or more specifically theoretical mathe- matics, is a world of stratified atmosphere, bound by the heaven of absolutes and infinity and an earth of precision and deducible qualities. Here is a world where relationships re- main exact, but the nature of relationships themselves are sought. It is in this rarified at- mosphere, where few men breath the heady stuff of sym- bolic abstractions, that moves the commanding figure of Mar- ston Morse, a mathematician of formidable recommenda- tions, once hailed by the Sor- bonne as "the intellectual grand- son of Henri Poincare." Like that famous French theoretician of two genera- tions ago, Morse seeks to re- call the place of mathematics in the communion of the arts. In pragmatic times such as these, the fact that he has succeeded where other giants have failed, is an indication of his intellectual prowess as well as his devotion to both the arts and mathematics. Princeton's M o r s e agrees wholeheartedly that mathema- tics has a strong and highly useful application within the world of technology. Without it of course, technology would founder. Mathematics in World of the Arts However the inner creative urge engendered by mathema- tics places it as an art, asserts Professor Morse. The world of Higher Mathematics Council's Primary front where he earned the Task Will Relate cure laude) from Colby College with an B.A. in 1914. Doctor Morse earned his M.A. from Harvard in 1915 and his PhD from that same univer- Sity in 1917. A great number of other universities have con- ferred honorary doctorates on Morse, just a few we might note as Notre Dame, Brown, and Columbia. However the list is much longer and would serve little purpose in listing. Suffice it to say that this is one way that the academic world has shown the high re- gard that it holds for Marston Morse. He recalls his early interest and growing satisfac- tion in the relationship be- tween mathematics and art. He studied music when a boy, a church organist at 13, and the obvious relationship be- .!I tween mathematic relation- ships and musical beauty were not lost on him. He also noted that the rule and meas- ure of exact mathematics could create real beauty in the eraftmaaship of cabinet making. Upon receiving his doctorate in mathematics, Morse enlisted in the AEF as a private and was shipped to the non-mathe- matical and un-beautiful French I experimental science is neces- sarily finite, but the world of mathematics can think of in- finities. This reconcilliation of the arts and mathematics have roots growing in the boyhood of Morse downcast in Maine. He was born in Waterville, Maine, 1892 His secondary ed- ucation was in that fine ex- ample of the eastern classical prep school, Coburn Classical Institute. He graduated (summa Croix de Guerre for bravery. While on the subject of Marston Morse's medals we should men- tion that he was awarded a Presidential Citation for his work with the proximity fuse, and he is a Chevalier in the Legion of Honor. A Life of Teaching His entire adult life since leaving the army has been de- voted to the cause of mathema- tics and the teaching thereof. He has taught at Cornell, Brown, Harvard, and since 1935 he has been on the elite faculty of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Suffice it to say that he is also an honored member of just about every learned society in the world that is connected with the sci- ence (and art) of mathematics. His contributions to this world of mathematics have been universally recognized as brilliant scholarship and incisive logic. We should like to say more about his contri- butions but it is not our for- tune to be very conversant with "calculus of variations- in.the-large," which is said to be highly useful in the ap- plied sciences. He is the author of "Cello- quire lectures on the Calculus of variations," and "Func- tional Topology and .abstract Variational Theory," neither of which are children's stories. Professor Morse finds a true beauty and spiritual affinity be- tween mathematics and beauty, and must see in both a reflec- tion of Divinity. To Church Itself (Continued from Page 1) council. This is a decision which must be made by the Pope or by the council Fa- thers and the Pope together --more probably the former. Everything indicates, how- ever, that such a decision will certainly be made. When the Pontiff spoke to the priests of Bologna Feb. 20, 1960, he said: "Once we have established, agreed upon and set forth the best solutions (to the Church's needs), including the new demands of the times, we shall be able to indicate to the separated brothers the sure road of that unity to which they also aspire." And when Cardinal Ben, dur- ing the press conference grant- ed to the Foreign Press Club in Rome April 25, 1962, was asked whether the secretariat would continue its activity after the council, he answered: "This evidently depends upon the results of the coun- cil. If one may judge from the development which have transpired in the secretar- iat's past two years of exis- tence, it would seem nec- essary that the work would increase, and even greatly, but the actual decisions will depend upon the results of the council." To understand the secretar- iat fully, then, one should re- gard it in its three phases: preparatory to the council, dur- ing the council, and after the courcil. It was established as a pre- paratory body June 5. 196{I with the motu prupno erno Dei nutu" of Pope John, which instituted at the same time all the other p:eparatbry commissions and ecretariats. It was classified as a secretar- iat and not as a commission because of the newne.;s of its material and because it did not crrespond, as in the case of the commissions, to one of existing congregations in the Church's central administra- tmn. Referring to the secretariat in "Superno Dei nutu," the Pope said: "As a token of Our affection and good will towards those who bear the name of ChristJ tan but are separated from this Apostolic See, lo enable them to follow the work of the council and to find more easily the path by which they may arrive at that unity for which Jesus Christ prayed so ardently to his heavenly Father, We are establishing a special 'advisory board' or secretariat . . . " The secretariat was there- fore given a double purpose. Its immediate purpose was to inform non-Catholic Christians on the work of the future coun- cil; to receive their wishes and suggestions relating to the council, to weigh them and, if sworn in by the reigning Prince, Franz Joseph II. Liechtenstein is situated in the Upper Rhine val- ley between Austria and Switzerland. Nearly all of its approximately 16,000 inhabitants are Catholics. CHINESE ORPHANS IN U.S. HOMES m Hang Kong, July 23 (NC)--Twelve Chinese orphan children are scheduled to leave here soon for the U.S. where they will find homes with adoptive parents The adoptions of the children, 10 girls and 2 boys ranging in age from one to seven years, were ar- ranged by the local office of Catholic Relief Services- National Catholic Welfare Conference, worldwide re- lief agency of U. S. Catholics. The children have been adopted by foster parents in Akron, Ohio, Havertown, Pa., Suffield, Ohio, and by families in New York, California, New Hampshire and Indiana, PRIEST INVITED TO MOSQUE  Peshawar, Pakistan, July 23 (NC) -- The Imam of Ahmediya Mosque here has invited a Mill Hill missioner, Father H. Van Griekeri, to explaha  to his congregation the Christian doctrines of sin and redemption The invitiation came after the Moslems gave a warm reception to a talk delivered to them by an Anglican minister, the Rev. Mr. Warris, on the Bles- sed Trinity and the Incarnation. -k "k r -k SOCIAL WEEK HELD IN PANAMA--Panama City, July 23 (NC)The Church in Panama centered its attention on family life here during its first Social Week. Auxiliary Bishop Mark McGrath of Panama, who initiated the week, said it marked "the begin- ning of a social, religious, nonpolitical movement to enlighten the people on Christian principles," His Holiness Pope John XXIII sent a message to the participants in the week, through his Secretary of State, Amleto Cardinal Cicognani. -k -k "Jr r CROSS BERLIN WALL FOR FIRST MASS-- Berlin, July 24 (NC)Permission to cross the Berlin wall to celebrate his first Mass ha his home parish in West Berlin was granted to a new priest by the Com- munist authorities in  East Bedim :: The approval was;:de!ayed so long that prepa- , rations for the Mass remaified in question up to the last minute - : Earlier, the priest's parents had been denied per- mission to cross from West Berlin to attend the July 1 ordination of their son and six others who were graduated from the Erfurt Seminary in East Germany. You'll Surf Agains Sisers U e| I Be Glad raospIral Too- Is Dismissed When You Delicious KETCHIKAN, Alaska, July l0 (NC) -- A suit which sought to prevent the city of Ketchi- kan from building and leasing a new hospital to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark has been dismissed by Superior Court l00uy J.dge Waiter Welsh Judge Walsh cited a num- ber of cases in support of his : dismissal of a resident's suit, which had charged that the lease arrangement was un- constitutional because the Sis- ters Would practice "a see- tartan medical code" upon all patients. The hospital is expected to le ready for operation early next year and the Sisters have pirchased adjacent property on which to build quarters and other facilities for themselves. SUNNY. JIM AT ALL " " BETTER GROCERY STORES For the UNUSUAL IN GIFTS... GUHDEIIOn Original Jewelry E27 PINE 764 BROADWAY S|ATTL| TACOMA , J Pathet Lao Guards Bar Newsman (Continued from Page 1) the hall-door another Pathet Lao sentry, fingering an auto- matic rifle, motioned to me not to mount the first step. Two civilians appeared and brought me inside. I asked to see Prince Souphanouvong, to whom I had sent a letter in- quiring about the five priests missing in Pathet Lao terri- tory. Two days earlier, he had returned to Vientiane from his Plaine des Jarres headquar- ters, in a Russian mrplane. (Next afternoon, the car of the Polish member of the In- ternational Control Commission was parked outside the house.) The Prince, of medium height, well-groomed in a dark gray suit, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and a small moustache, looks like the French-educated civil engineer that he is. Now aged 50, he studied in Hanoi, aries, who will be needed until enough Lao priests and bishops are ready. Does the govern- meat intend to restrict the en- try of missionaries?" "We will admit according to the needs," he said, "and we will accept aid from every- body, provided that it is un- conditional." Outside the relatively few matters that the new cabinet had had time to decide, he could speak only for his own party, of course. But that party is powerful now in the government and still has its own army. Two days after this inter- view, Prince Souphanouveng as "acting premier" addressed a number of public officials and invited questions. An army colonel stated "one of my wor- ries" by asking bluntly: "Will this coalition be able to check the establishment of a Com- munist regime?" The Prince tried to evade the question, calling it "v e ry vague" and saying "it is use- less to speak at length on this problem." The agreement reached among the pro-Communists, neutralists and anti-Commu- nists provided that all deci- sions of the ministries of de- fense, interior and foreign af- fairs must have the approval of all three parties. It stipu- lated als0 that "all decisions of the .gvernment" should be unammous. According to the new Mifiis- ter of Information. Phoumi Vongvichit, this means that. apart from the three chief New Vietnamese Samps northern Vietnam, and in France. He married aViet- H The Virgi M y namese, who is a supporter of on o r n a r Ha chi Minh's Communist re- SAIGON, July 25 (NC)--The Vietnamese post office has issued a series of four stamps honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Duc Me La- Vang, the Blessed Mother of La-Vang. La-Vang, about 20 miles south of the border of the Communist-ruled north, is the site of the national shrine of Our Lady in Vietnam. It is in the Archdiocese of Hue. In 1798, during a persecution, some Christians took refuge in La-Vang, then a wild, remote wooded valley. According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin appeared to them while they were saying the Rosary under a tree in the forest. The first chapel in La-Vang, a thatched hut, was burned in 1885 during a fierce per- secution, said to have claimed 20,000 victims. The present church, built in 1924, ranks as a basilica. Gregorio Pietro XV Cardinal Agagianian, Prefect of the Sac- red Congregation for the pro- pagation of the Faith, and is depicted on the stamp, with Francis Cardinal Spellman, a background of trees. Archbishop of New York, have The stamp, in four denomina- visited La-Vang as pilgrims, tions, was issued July 7, an- The statue of Our Lady with niversary of President Ngo the Divine Child venerated at dinh Diem's taking office as La-Vang resembles that of Our premier in the somber year of Lady of Victories in Paris. It 1954. gime. He retains his title of His Highness, like his neutralist half-brother, Prince Souvanna Phouma. He could give me no in- formation about the missing priests. I asked him whether the coalition "government of na- tional unity" would main- tain freedom of religion. "Yes," he answered. "It is part of the general program, to preserve democratic liber- ties and freedom of con- science. ' He was referring to a speci- fic assurance in the speech de- livered by the new Premier, Souvanna Phouma. when pre- senting the members of the government to the King June 23. "Does that mean that the government will allow reli- gious education to continue," I asked. "The principle is admitted," he replied guardedly. "The gov- ernment will not oppose, but the details have not been stu- died yet." "The government will doubt- less admit foreign technicians," I said. "In the field of religion, that means foreign mmsmn- ministries, government deci- sions must be unanimous "only in important matters." The day after he told me this, he called a press confer- ence and declared that the new government "protested" against the landing of American troops in Thailand. The new premier had left for Europe only three hours earlier. h few days later, the anti- Communist deputy premier, Phoumi Nosavan, announced that the Minister of Informa- tion had not submitted his declaration for government approval and had spoken only for himself. Apparently, then, either the declaration was the first viola- tion of the rule of unanimity or it was not "an important mat- ter." Phoumi Vongvichit, tall for a Laotian. suave, looking younger than his 50 or 52 years, has been chief negotiator for the pro-Communist side in Laos and Geneva. I asked him if he is secretary general of the Nee Lao Hak Sat party. He said that he isn't. "I am a member of the cen- tral committee," he said. "I have been absent in Geneva and I am not sure who is sec- retary general now." When he left for the reopened Geneva conference, he went by way of Hanoi and Peking. The chief of the delegation sent to Geneva by the new Laotian government is Quinim Pholsena, 47-year-old minis- ter of foreign affairs. He be- longs to the neutralist group but is said to lean leftwards. I called on him one morning to see if he could have in- quiries made about the missing priests. Speaking French, like his colleagues, he apologized for his inability to discuss the matter. His car was at the door to take him to the airport. "I leave for Geneva at 10 o'clock," he explained. "By way of Bangkok?" I asked, wondering if I could reach him there with a written query. "No," he said, "by Hanoi and Peking." Desegregation In Atlanta See Begins] ATLANTA, Ga., July 21 (NC)--Eleven Negro children will attend pre- viously all-white Catholic grade and high schools in the Atlanta archdiocese beginning in Sept- ember. Archbishop.Paul J. Hallinan of Atlanta, m a letter read June 10 in all churches of the archdiocese, said that in 1962 school integration is "the logi- cal step." "It protects that freedom of choice which is the right of Negro parents and children as Catholics a n d Americans," Archbishop Hatlinan said. The Archbishop stated that the school integration deci- sion was preceded by "long and prayerful deliberation" and had been approved unanimously by the arch- diocesan board of consulters and the superiors of religious institutes. He stressed the Atlanta arch- diocese's "long record of apos- tolic concern for Negroes." "Our churches have always been open to everyone regard- less of race or color," he said. "White and Negro Catholics have attended Mass and re- ceived the sacraments side by side for generations. "Excellent schools, as well as pioneer Negro missions, have been established to reach and teach the Negro, not to segregate him. Steadily, the Catholic Church has moved forward." Archbishop Hallinan ex- pressed gratitude to public authorities for "the climate of law, order and justice in which we live." He said Catholics take pride in this tradition and are faithful to its law. "We are confident that every Catholic in the archdiocese will stand loyal and firm with his Church, as we move toward the full measure of justice, with faith, with prudence and with courage," he said. The Atlanta archdiocese has 19 grade schools enrolling 6,- 397 pupils and five high schools with 1,330 students. Archbishop Hallinan said in his letter that high school registration had al- ready been carried out on an integrated basis last April 9. He set July 15 as the deadline for grade school registration. The archdiocese numbers 33,372 Catholics in a total population of 2,152,65L Catholic school integration here was foreshadowed more than a year ago in a pastoral letter issued by the then Ordi- nary, Bishop Francis E. Hy- land. Almost identical state- ments were issued on the same day, February 19, 1961, by Archbishop Hallinan. who was then Bishop of Charleston. S.C., and by Bishop Thomas J. Mc- Donough of Savannah, Ga. The three prelates said that "Catholic pupils, regard- less of color, will be admit- ted to Catholic schools as soon as this can be done with safety to the children and the schools." The three bishops set 1961 as a year of preparation for inte- gration in their dioceses. Maryknollers Hall First Local Priest SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (NC) --The first parishioner of Cote- ca parish to become a priest in the decade since Maryknoll Missioners became pastors there has just been ordained. He is Father Pablo Duran. The Maryknollers, pointing out that the primary objective of missioners is to put themselves out of business by building up a local clergy, called his ordi- nation one of the most signifi- cant events in the history of the parish. Council Fathers ST. GREGORY NAZIAN- ZEN, Patriarch of Constan- tinople who died in 390, was called upon by Emper- or Theodoius I to preside at the second ecumenical held in Constantinople in 381. This council was aimed at stamping out the last traces of paganism and deal the final blow to Arianism; in effect, it proclaimed the Di- vinity of the Holy Spirit. need be, to pass them on tel other commissions. Its larger and more general purpose is to aid non.Cath- olic Christians to find "that unity for which Jesus Christ prayed so ardently to His heavenly Father." In practical terms this would mean, for example, to establish the exact situation with unity problems in various coun- tries: what various non-Cath- olic Christians have in com- mon with the Roman Catholic Church in doctrine, discipline and cult, and also how they differ from it; what are the desires of these different groups touching on the pro- blem of unity and what the Catholic Church can help them to true unity. In the preparatory period of the council the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity has been the point of contact and correspondence between Rome and non-Catholic groups and personalities. It was instrumental in ranging the papal audiences of several important non-Catholic leaders. The secretariat has further- more admitted representative of non-Catholic bodies as ob- servers of the preparatory, work of the council, such as Canon Bernard Pawley of the Church of England and Dr. Edmund Schlink of the Evan- gelical Church of Germany. The initiation of observers to the council in the name of the Pope has also been work- ed through the offices of the secretariat. Following upon unofficial and informative c o n t a c t s, an undisclosed number of these invitations have already been issued. While the council is in pro- grass the secretariat will enter more deeply into the exercise of its proper functions. At that time much of its work will be to assist the non-Catholic ob- servers. 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