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pRoGRESS Be ,964 Red Threat For mba Congress: Greatest estments (Continued From Page 1) BOMBAY, India (NC) --- The 1,500 convents in "" they stated. They were brought .... by truck to Dong Hoi, just India are taking an active : Catholic Unions Win Battle RECIFE, Brazil (NC)--Catholic farm workers' unions in this. poverty-stricken area in northeastern Brazil have won their 18.day campaign to get government financial aid for sugar firms and restore a sharp cut in sugar workers' wages. -Wages had been cut in July from $22 to $9 a month because of. the xestriction of credit to the sugar industry which came as aresult of the government's anti-inflationary policy. The cut was sharply criticized by Rev. Antonio Melo Costa who heads the 20,000 members of Catholic farmers' union. Father Melo Costa said that the "low wages that are caus- ing hunger must be raised with better financing of the sugar enterprises" and later threatened strikes in 40 sugar produc- ing centers. The government then announced July 29 new financing for above the 17th parallel, and were then flown across coun- try by helicopter, "about 40 minutes' flight," to a point in- side Laps. From there they came on foot through the jungle and over the mountains into central Vietnam. Before leaving Dong Hot by helicopter, they said, they had to change from their regular North Vietnam uni- forms and discard all insig- nia. After that they traveled in tunie and trousers of mot- tled greenish hue. The use of helicopters by the the industry at a level 270 per cent above that of last year. North Vietnamese is something' new. These helicopters can Germany's First Concelebration have come only from eastern ...... Europe, with the necessary OTTOBEURON, Germany (NC)- Abbots and monks at- tjnding the general chapter of the Bavarian Benedictine Cong- regation here took part in the first concelebration of Mass in Germany.  :TheMass was concelebrated with special permission of Giacomo-Cardinal Lercaro of Bologna, president of the Vati- can Liturgical Commission. Abbot J o h a n n Hoeck, O.S.B., of spare parts and fuel. The pilots were Vietnamese, according to the prisoners. Statements made by prison- ers, through interpreters, in the presence of officers and two weeks after capture, must be hand in preparations for the International Euchar- istic Congress here November 28 - December 6. Sister Patri- cia' Frank, superior general of the Poor Sisters of Our Lady here, is vice chairman of the sacristy committee and has enlisted the cooperation of the religious communities of India. "We are trying to have 400 portable altars for the con- gress," she said, "with all the other things necessary -. chal. ices, vestments, etc. We have tried to collect these from re. ligious congregations of men and women in India and the re- sponse has been very good. "We are getting about two million small Hosls and about 200,000 large Hosts for Com- munion from South America. The Mass wine is coming, from France and other countries are contributing to the congress as well." She said that Pope Paul VI Pfaffenhofen, president of the Bavarian Benedictine Cong- regation,- spoke on the Benedictines' contribution to the litur- gical reforms made by the ecumenical council. :Beatification Cause in View LISBON (NC) -- The preliminary diocesan investigation into the life and virtues of Father Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz, S.J., Portuguese preist famed for his efforts for the poor, who died in 1948, has been completed here, and his beatifica- tion cause will now be introduced at the Vatican. taken with reserve. According has promised 600 or more to American military sources, copes, as may be needed, as no final interpretation of these  his gift to the prelates attend- accounts can yet be made. ing the congress." I saw weapons taken from the Viet Cong, some of them taken in July at Nam Dong. They in- cluded identifiable Russian, Chinese and .Czech weapons as well as some weapons of French and American make that the Viet Cong had them- selves captured earlier. A ma- chinegun bore the Czech im- print: Ceskoslovenska Zbrojov- ka, Brno. Another machinegun closely modeled on it had the date, 1951, tooled into the met- al, not in numbers but in large, clear Chinese characters. The Viet Cong in this area have recently received im- portant new supplies of arms, according to military sources here. "Up to last May only two or three Viet Cong units in these parts had 60 ms. mortars," an American ad- visor said. "Now every Viet Cong unit BeemB to have them. The attack on Nam Dong opened up with a mor- tar barrage." In the countryside of these A total of about $16,000 has been contributed toward the sacristy work by the religious communities of men and material. The committee is also issu- ing seals, which are used to advertise the congress and to help raise money for it. There are three series, and each has 10 issues. The first is of litur- gical symbols; the second on Catholic landmarks of India; and the third on popes and prelates connected with the Eucharistic congress. Six rail- EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS SEALS ISSUED lion of these seals have been printed. The committee has also is- sued Christmas cards, especial- ly designed by Indian artists, which ar6 also being sold as souvenirs to help raise money for the congress. Nine differ- ent kinds of cards were pre- pared by Indian artists and a total of 600,000 have been or- dered. Many of them were used last Christmas and they will be used again this year. 60,000 at Croagh Patrick WESTPORT, I r e l a n d offer the Holy Sacrifice until "It is the duty then of every (NC) -- The annual pil- grimage to Croagh Pat- rick attracted 60,000 pil- grims, many from over- seas. This pilgrimage commemo- noon. Confessions were heard in the open air and Holy Com- munion distributed to the pil- grims, also in the open because the oratory is very small. Part of the penitential exer- cises on the top includes mov- ing around the stone-covered one of us to help in the work of re-union by constant, fer- vent prayer. If we pray in a spirit of charity and bring others to pray for the unity of all men in the Catholic Church, the day will certainly come when the words of Our Divine Renewed Hope Stirs Philomena Adherents By Rev. John Oonnelly OnOeOr?caan.nually, m any are MUGNANO DEL CAR- Today there seems to be DINALE, Italy (NC)--The name "Philomena" may be stricken from Church records, but in this little town near Naples where a body purportedly hers has been ven- erated since 1805, there is a "Never say die" attitude. Thou- sands are expecled to gather again this year on August 11 to keep her name alive on what was formerly her feast day. Official cult of St. Philomena was recognized by Pope Greg- ory XVI in 1837 and thence spread throughout Italy and the rest of Europe and eventually to Asia and America. Then in 1961, the Congregation of Riles expressed its conviction that there never was such a person and ordered the name stricken from official records and the feast dropped from the calen- dar, much to the chagrin of parishes dedicated to her and perhaps thousands of women and even some men named af- ter her. There had, of course, never been a formal process of can- onization for the young girl. Martyrs have often been de- dared saints almost automat- ically by the fact of martyr- dos. It all began in 1802 with the discovery of a body in the cata- combs of Priscilla near Rome, in a grave which carried a jum- bled inscription on three red bricks. Readjusting the bricks, it was possible to arrive at the inscription "Peace be with you Filumena." Added to this was the testimony of a glass phial discovered in the grave, pre- sumed to contain blood. Since such objects were regarded in antiquity as "sure signs of mar- tyrdom," the conclusion was reached that Philomena indeed was one of the early martyrs. Supporting evidence w a s added later, partleularlv the devotion shown her by St. .Tahn Vianne.v, the Cure of Ars and patron saint of par- ish priests, who claims to have had a vision of the yonn, martyr tnstruetin him something new in the air at Mugnano. "Authoritative sourc- es" report the case for the re- habilitation of the saint will be submilled in the near future to the Congregation of Rites for sludy, with the citation of the acts of the canonization of St. John Vianney and the testi- mony of the cure of Pauline Jaricot playing a prominent part. "How could she have been cured through the testimony of a saint who never existed?" they want to know. ']'he three red bricks would al- so come up for reexamination, they say. Opponenls of Philo- mena have maintained these bricks date from the second century and were later trans- A ferred in the fifth century toq the tomb of a poor girl--hence the body now at Mugnano. But Rev. Giuseppo Bona- venia, S.J., supported by the archaeologists P r a n d i and Mustillo, has arrived at a dif- ferent conclusion which seems to be supported by the so-far unpublished reports of another famous Jesuit ar- chaeologist -- whose name iB being withheld. According to this report, the bricks had been used for a previous tomb, there would be some trace of a second layer of plaster and also some dam- age to the edges of the bricks. Regarding the jumbled or- der of the bricks, the report suggests this as the mistake of an illiterate grave-digger and that it is a common oe- eurrenee on tombs in the catacombs. It is certainly not surprising, the report states, that the grave digger would not have known Latin, the language of the inscriptions. Will this report lead to a re- opening Of the case for Philo- mesa and a reversal of the congregation's ban? The con- gregation says definitely not. The people of Mugnano, who h a-v e restrained themselves thus far "out of deference to Pope John XXIII" in whos reign the ban arose, are no saying it is only a matter of time. SUZZANE HELPS YOUNg VATICAN PAVILION VISITOR. Assist at Vatican Pavilion NEW YORK -- Vatican Pavilion hostesses at the New York World's Fair, like Susan Hebron, above, assist visitors by answer- ing questions, giving descriptions and helping with tours. The 18 young women are chosen carefully from among some 2,000 applicants. Each girl is assigned to a specific area of the pa- vilion for a week at a time. They are supplemented each day by a staff of 25 volunteers. Uniforms worn by the hostesses have been described as a magenta one-piece dress with two inverted pink pleats. An el- bow-length cape is fastened to the dress with a gold pin of a design inspired by the papal coat-of-arms. Headgear is a "modi- fied bishop's hat." CRS Aids Indta Fire Victims NEW YORK (NC)-- The overseas relief agency of U. S. Catholics has provided food, clothing and other relief supplies to more than 2,000 families in India made homeless as the re- sult of fires touched off in factional fights among Communists. Reports from the diocese of Vijayawada said that 1,661 houses have been destroyed by the fires during the last month, leaving 2;57 families homeless. Factional fights among Com- munist pat'ty supporters, the reports said, led to touching off the fires. A thief Who V00/as Not Quilty YONG DONG, Korea (NC) -- Stealing food in this very poor section of Korea can be more like borrowing on credit. Father Joseph L Waters, M.M., of LaCrosse, Wis., reports that tliis has been the experience of the Sacred Heart Korean Sisters here. One evening the Sisters washed their rice and, as is cus- tomary, left it out in the yard overnight. When they awoke, the rice was gone. There were only a few grBins left on the level walk, and they were spread out in Korean characters which read, "Sorry for taking the rice. Will pay you back." two provinces the Viet Cong have extended and tightened their hold since the coup d'etat that overthrew the Ngo dish Diem government on Novem- ber 1. Buddhist attacks on Catholics in some villages, the campaign against officials of the fqLrner regime and the wholesale :changing 'o civil a n d military administration cleared the way for these com- munist gains. Some of the new authorities were either afraid to oppose the unruly elements who in- voked. Buddhism and the ,'rev- olution," or were their willing accomplices. Physical attacks on Catho- lics, such as were perpetrated last November and December are apparently not happening now. But the atmosphere of in- timidation persists, and people of doubtful loyalty who pushed their way to power in the vil- lages of that time are still in power. It cannot be denied that some Buddhist partisans, con- sciously or unconsciously, have been making the communists' work easier. The question is: Are some Buddhists looking for more "grievances" to exploit or are they trying to shield Commu- nist sympathizers and agents? Meanwhile a group of pro- fessors of the State University of Hue are sniping at the present government and at Father Paul Can van Luan university rector, in a weekly journal of opinion called Lap Truong (Viewpoint). The leader and organizer of the militant Buddhist in this area is the bonze Thich Tri Quang. He is a contributor to Lap Truong. The general com- manding the 1st Division, Gen. Nguyen canh Thi, actively sup- ports the publication and helps to distribute it. .+++ Scout Mass at Valley Forge APPROXIMATELY 10,000 Boy Scouts attend a field Mass during the Sixth National Jamboree encampment at Valley Forge, Pa. Celebrant was Archbishop John P. Cody of New Orleans, LB. Giving the sermon was Bishop William G. Conner of Greensburg, Pa., episcopal moderator of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Among those at- tending were Rev. Joseph Marquart of St. Luke's Parish, Seattle, who is archdiocesan scout chaplain. Included in his jamboree section were 26 Catholic scouts and seven leaders from King Cotmty among others from eight councils in the Archdiocese. The 1964 story of Valley Forge and its message to scouts and their leaders will be given by Father Marquart in words and pictures at the 15th annual Archdiocesan Scouters Conference and seventh annual Scouteree October 3.4 in CYO Camp Don Bosco.--(geligioua News Service Photo) ; ,a rates the 40 days of prayer and fast performed by St. Pat- rick on the bleak mountain. Traditionally for over 500 years thousands of pilgrims have climbed -- many on bare feet --the rugged paths leading to the summit 2,510 feet tp. The "St. Patrick's Bed" on ,one's knees and making the "round" of the oratory reciting the Ros- ary. An indication of the hard- ship of the pilgrimage, especi- ally regarding the rugged as- cent, is the fact that 10 people trek begins at night when the were treated for injuries, three long lines of cars, buses ahd::::; :,of them: suffering from free- trains have disgorged their tured legs. passengers at Murrisk, near the foot of the mountain. Numerous special trains are run from Dublin and other main centers to Westport, a few miles from the starting point of the climb. As they make the ascent the pilgrims perform certain exer. cises, including the Stations of the Cross and they recite the Rosary, litanies and other pray- ers and hymns. On reaching the peak, about dawn, Masses be- gin and continue until about noon. This year the first Mass was celebrated at 4 a.m. More than 60 priests continued to A First CONGRESSMAN William Edward Miller, above, of New York, a graduate of Notre Dame University, is the first Catholic nominated by the Republican Party for the second highest office in the nation. Pope John's Diary Shows His Humility In 1929, on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as a priest, the Catholic Digest reveals t h a t Pope John made this entry in his diary: "Countless priests already dead or still living after 25 years of priesthood have ac- complished wonders in the apos- tolate and the sanctification of souls. And I, what have I done? My Jesus, mer cyl But while I humble myself for the little or nothing I have achieved up to now, I raise up my eyes to- ward the future. There still remains light in front of me; there still remains the hope of doing some good. Therefore, I take up my staff again, which from now on will be the staff of old age, and I go forward to meet whatever the good Lord wishes for me." This year marked the 6Oth anniversary of the first climb by Archbishop Joseph Walsh of Tuam as a newly ordained priest. His first Mass on the summit was celebrated exactly 50 years ago to the day July 27. Today he no longer makes the climb, but greets the pilgrimB at the foot of the mountain and presides at Mass in Westport when they return from the mountain top. In a special sermon this year, Archbishop Welsh referred to the aims of the Second Vati- can Council. Speaking of Christ- inn unity, he said: Pope Prays For Nations In Turmoil CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (NC)--Pope Paul VI led visitors at his summer villa here July 19 in reciting the Angelus and also prayed that nations with a responsibility for humanity will not be turned aside from their responsibility by their own internal disturbances. It was his first Sunday noon appearance before the public since his arrival at this hill country vacation spot south- east of Rome several .days earlier. Pope Paul first asked pray- ers for Italy, which he said "has such a need for a strong, just, good and workable social order." Without b e I n g specific, the Pope then asked for prayers for "other countries whieh are still troubled by so many internal upheavals, lest they lose the sense of their mission of peace and of jus- tice in the midst of human- ity." The Pope also sent his greet- ings to those in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City who were listening to him over a telephone-loudspeaker hookup. Lord will come to pass: 'They tn build a new nar;sh rhurrh -. shall hear My voice and there In Are. This t,st;monv is lv- I . shall be one f0td find one Shep- pn further wei-ht bv the fact herd." that it ; eon+a;ned in the Appealing for prayers for a,'t of St. John's canonlza- Catholics behind the Iron Cur- " tain, he said their form of per- tFurlhe rmn testimony c o m e s secution was worse than that f,nm a nrnteue of this saint. of the early Christians. lauline .Tar;cot. who was sent i--::. J' ....... :C e bvhim tnMuunanin 135 tn +u,reu onc rt 00rav at Phi,ome.a's ,o00h ..d who returned cured from n -'- .H*ur";cal 00o,ta00 +,,hess. 00e+or ..,;,, be brouuht out in the impend- Week Event in.. trial for her wn beat;fie'a- finn s nroblematlca], but L'- ST. LOUIS, Me.-- A concert Osservatore Rfimann. Vat;can of sacred music will be pre- Cit,, daily, in 1.q82 DUh|ihd an sented during the 25th Annual rticle in which it said Pauline Liturgical Week, to be held 3arcot "went to the klnedom here from August 24 to 27. of Nanles, whence she returned The concert will be under the mlraculnuslv healed from her direction of Dr. C. Alexander many illnesses." No mention Peloquin, composer and con- wasmade of Philomena, bow- ductor from Providence, Rhode ever. :Island, and director of the Pelonquin Chorale. The concert will be given at St. John's Basilica near Litur- gical Week headquarters in Kiel Auditorium, at 3 p.m., August 26. It will feature church mu- sic through the centuries, with a special accent on mu- sical developments in Ameri- ca. Dr. Peloquin will explain the selections during the con- cert. The Rev. Frederick MeManus, former president of the National Liturgical Conference, will give an In- troduction. A special feature of the con- cert will be a demonstration of the kind of music for wor- ship which Catholics can ex- pect to see developed in the next 10 years. Sacred m u s i c set in contemporary musical themes by such composers as Gelineau, Sommerville, Fitz- patrick, Rivers and Dr. Pelo. quin will be included in the program. There also will be selections of music which is now available in English for use in the new vernacular sung Mass. Doctors' Conference Scheduled VALLETTA, Malta (NC) -- The first European Conference of Catholic Doctors wil be held here from Sept. 6th to 10th. About 500 physicians are ex- pected to attend. There ls also '(he alleged revelation to a Sister Maria Lonlsa of .Tsus in whlch sh claims Philomena apl0eared to her and revealed she was the daughter of Greek oar- ants who bad converted to Christianity shortly b e f o r e her birth. The 1.961 decree of the Con- gregation of Rites had the in- stantaneous effect of stiflimz of- ficial devotion to Philomena, but there are many devotees not so willing to give up, In this town, the body from the care. combs has never been removed from its glass niche in the sanctuary of the church, and twice a year -- on the former feast day of August 1l and on May 25, the date the body was recovered from the catacombs --thousands still come to ven- erate Philomena. Among the EVERY MONTH IS SANDWICH MONTH WHEN THEY'RE MADE with SUNNY JIM PEANUT BUTTER JAMS, JELLIES and PRESERVES At ALL Better Grocery Stores WEEK-END ;i00|I:IAlll At Your Favorite.. DEL MONTE- No. 303 Tins Fruit Cocktail 5 for 1.00 You Save 3Sc PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY & SATURDAY AUG. 7 and 8 RECIPE OF' THE WEEK Hamburger Royale 1 lbs. lean ground bee[ cup bread crumbs 3 tba. Kikhaman soy sauce 1 egg 3 tbs. catsup  tap. pepper cup grated or finely chopped onions Mix all ingredients together in bowl. 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