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Vol. 65--No. 34 Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Seaffle, Wash., Friday, Aug. 24, 1962 (Published every Friday) $4.00 per year--10c per copy OConfirmation by Council Fathers Urged: Largest 'Week' To ,Date Hears Appeal For Dyna mic enewal f Liturgy 962 Statement Issued: U.S. Bishops Ask Prayers For Success eOf Vatican Council (Complete Text of Statement, Page 6) WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (NC)mThe U.S. Catho- lic Bishops have appealed to the nation's Christians --Catholics and others alikemto pray for them and for other participants in the Second Vatican Council. They asked the 42 million U.S. Catholics to join in novenas of prayer and penance which they re- quested in all pari.shes, schools and religious houses. The intention of the nine-day period of prayer, they said, will be that "God may pour forth His abounding grace on our Holy Father, on all the Fathers of the council, and particularly on the Bishops of this country, that none may fail in the council's great work of full evangelical renewal within the Church." Non-Catholic Christians were asked to beseech the Holy Spirit for guidance at the ecumenical council which opens in Rome October 11. Ask Non-Catholics To ,loin "We invite all our non-Catholic brethren who glory in the name of Christian to join us in asking that the Holy Spirit enlighten and guide the ecumenical council so that it may become an instrument for the promotion of Christian unity according to the mind of Christ," the Bishops said. The appeal for prayer came in the hierarchy's 1962 annual statement entitled, "Statement on the Ecumenical Council." It explained the nature of the Church, the background and purpose of the coming council, the role of the Bishops of the United States in the council and the duty of Catholics to deepen their spirit of charity toward their separated brethren. On their role, the Bishops said they will nol go to }he council empty-handed,, but rather with "rich experience" to share, chiefly the advantage to the Church from living and grow- ing "in an atmosphere of religious and political freedom." The statement was released here by the administrative board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Ordinarily, the Hierarchy's annual statement is issued in November at the conclusion of the Bishops' meeting here. This year, the Bishops will meet in Rome that month during the council. The Bishops, noting that the 20 previous councils were re- sponses to immediate crises, said that "while certain exter- nal conditions and pressures I lend special timeliness to the calling of a council now, yet Headlines and Deadflnes: Life Given At 'Wall Of Shame' By George N. Kmmer, Ph.D. Another life was snuffed out at the Berlin Wall last Frklay. An 18-year-old youth attempt- ing to flee the East Berlin slave compound was shot down by the Red vopos and callously abandoned to lie unattended within a few yards of freedom for more than an hour while his life blood slowly ebbed away. His only crime--seeking sat- isfaction of a human desire m,d the exercise of a human right to be free. To some folks this may have seemed like another ordinary incident scarcely meriting head- lines, because similar events have been occurring with such frequency as to become com- monplace; but to those who really understand Communism it has appeared strikingly dif- ferent. Here was a demonstration of stark Communism in ac- tion. Here was Communism exposed in all its fiendishness and arrogance and chicanery. It is understandable that ex- asperated West Berliners be- came wrought up over the alroeity, altacked Soviets pass- ing the city, demonstrated for days, and even called on U.S. troops to go home. Inaction on the part of the Allied command has engen- dered distrust and cynicism not only in Berl; , but tkrough- out the world. The confidence captive woples formerly placed in the Wesl has once again been grievously shaken. How can we now convince them that we are champion- (Continued on Page 5) our Holy Father has repealed- ly insisted that these are not the main reasons for the ap- proaching one." Internal Renewal Is Purpose "Perhaps it is not too much to say," they added, "that the coming council is unique in this, that its direct and con- scious purpose is the internal renewal of the Church." In this renewal of the Church's life, they continued, the Bishops of the United States will hope to make spe- cific contributions. But to con- clove of the Bishops as "mere (Continued on Page 6) Cardinal Cites K. of C. Good Public Relations BOSTON, Aug. 22 (N. C,) -- Richard Cardinal Cushing said here that tolerance and good pub- lic relations have been major factors in the progress of the Church in the United States. The Archbishop of Boston told delegate to the 8Oth interna- tional convention of the Knights of Columbus that "there is no place in Catholic life for pre- judice, bigotry or animosity." Speaking of prospects for re- ligious unity, he said "no one expects a united Christendom in our lifetime or in the dis- rant future," but he added that "c h a r i t y, friendly dialogues and respect for the beliefs of others" would eventually "bring forth abundant fruits." Cardinal Cushing preached Au- gust 21 at a Mass preceding the start of the K. of C. con- vention. He declared that "good pub- lic relations is a characteristic (Continued on Page 3) l In Today's Pro00ressa . . . At Greatest Liturgical Week Ever ............... ; .... 2 School Official and Regula- tions .................... 3 Number 23 ............... 4 Complete Text of Bishops' Statement . ,. ........... 6 Sisters Take Part in Pro- fession Ceremonies ...... 7 Four Couples Renew Vows 8 Holy Name Sisters Take Vows ..................... 10 CONGREGATIONAL PARTICIPATION in the liturgy was evidenced by this photograph taken by Progress pho- tographer Bob Jackson in the World's Arena at the Wednes- day noon Mass of Liturgical Week. Religious and laity in the congregation joined with the celebrant, Rev. Aloysius F. Wilmes of St. Mark Church, St. Louis, Mo' in worship- ping God. Approximately 5,000 persons participated daily in Masses, other forms of public worship and demonstrations in the arena during Liturgical Week. Schools Benedictines Open 11 Bishops Enroll Present ,0o0 Academy Meeting At Mass Wednesday, Sept. 5, is "back to school" day for some 33,000 youngsters who will again fill the Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools. Even though classrooms have been added to schools in some par- ishes and two new parish schools will be opened during the coming year, there are waiting lists for admission to most parochial schools. Under construction are new elementary schools in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Seattle, and St. Philomena Parish, Des Moines. Construction delays in Our Lady of Guadalupe School will postpone occupancy but classes will begin on schedule. Chil- dren registered for the first five grades will be transported to the old Maryknoll School for classes until the new structure is ready. Parents will register their children during October for the first four grades in St. Phil- omena Parish, Rev. Joseph Or- pen, pastor, announces. T h e school will open at the begin- ning of the second semester in February. Two New Schools Our Lady of Guadalupe School, located at 34th Ave. S. W. and S.W. Myrtle St., is a ten- classroom structure. The split- level school building will also house the parish hall, which will be used as a temporary church. Sisters of St. Mary will staff the school. St. Philomena's new school is being erected at 220th Ave. S.W. and S.W. 18th PI., Des Moines. The two-story build- ing will have 12 classrooms on two levels with an adjacent one-story wing for administra- tive offices. A new convent also is to be erected for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who will staff the school. Many Lay Teachers The Rev. Philip H. Duffy, su- perintendent of schools, reports that about l,O00 teachers, in- cluding 250 lay teachers, will (Continued on Page 3) SISTER BENEDICT SCHOLAND, O.S.B. Mt. St. Benedict Convent OLYMPIA  The Rev. Martin E. Schirber, O.S. B., president of the American Benedictine Academy will be chairman of the opening session of the ABA meetings today at 16 a.m. in the Abbey Theatre at St. Martin's Abbey. John Cogley, founding editor of "Today" and former exec- utive editor of Commonweal, will give the opening address. Twenty-eight abbots, two pri- ors, 63 priests and 48 sisters will be in attendance at the 27 sessions included in the four- day conference scheduled to conclude Monday. The sessions are divided into four sections: Sacred Studies, Social Sciences, Library Sci- ence and Fine Arts. Included in the social sci- ences section will be a dis- cussion of migratory labor in which Sister Benedict Scho- land, O.S.B. of Mt. St. Bene- dict Convent will be a parti- cipant. Father Martin will be the chairman. Other topics will include: "Trends in Theology and Lit- urgy Which Unite and Divide," "Obedience and God's C o v e- nant with His Chosen People," "Significance of the Monastic Rite of Profession," "Christ's REV. MARTIN SCHIRBER, O.S.B. President, Executive Board, American Benedictine Aeadenly Obedience and the Monastic ldeal," "The Motivations for Consecration i n Obedience," "Obedience and Contemporary Monastic Life," and "Lincoln and the Pacific Northwest." Included in the meeting will be an art exhibit and picnic luncheons, hiking and swim- ming at Lambert Lodge. Following the Academy meet- ings the General Chapter of the American-Cassinese Congrega- tion will meet from August 27 to 30. The General Chapter is held every three years in a monastery selected by the Chapter itself or by the Pres- ident and his council. All Ab- bots who have jurisdiction, all Conventual Priors, and the delegates elected by the vari- ous monasteries attend the chapter, and treat with mat- ters pertaining to the govern- ment of the Congregation. Archabbot Denis Strittmatter, O.S.B., of St. Vincent's Arch- abbey, Latrobe, Pa., is now the president of the congregation. The Visilators are Abbot Cuth- bert McDonald, Q, S.B., St. Benedict's A b b:e:y, Atchison; Kansas, and Abt Theodore Kojis, Abbey of SL Andrew, Cleveland. E 1 e v e n archbishops and bishops were in at- tendance at the ponti2ical Mass in the World's Fair Arena last night which closed the 1962 Liturgical Week. Celebrant of the Mass was the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seat- tle. Assistant priest was Rev. Godfrey Diekman, O.S.B. Dea- cons of honor were Reys. Frank Norris, S.S. and Paul Purta, S.S. Deacon was Rev. Shawn Sheehan and the sub- deacon was Rev. Joseph Buck. The Rev. Stephen Szeman and Rev. Dennis Foudy, S.S., were masters of ceremonies. The Most Reverend Charles H. Bus- well, Bishop of Pueblo, Colo., gave the sermon. Attending p r e I a t e s and t h e i r chaplains included: Most Reverend Martin M. Johnson, Archbishop of Van- couver, B.C., Very Rev. John R. Sullivan, S.S., Very Rev, Michael O'Neill, S.S.; Most Reverend George B. Flahiff, O.S.B., Archbishop of Winni- peg, Manitoba, Rev. Joseph Doogan, Rcv. Bernard Cre- mer, Rev. John Egan. Most Reverend William van Bekkum, S.V.D., Missionary Bishop of Ruteng, Indonesia, Rev. Anthony Palmasani, Rev. Joseph Vogel; Most Reverend Joseph P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yakima, Rev. Thomas Mc- Ennis, Rev. William Quick; Most Reverend Dermot O'- Flanagan, Bishop of Juneau, Alaska, Rev. Gerald Moffat, Rev. Gerald Lovett; Most Rev- erend Bernard To,el, Bishop of Spokane; Rev. Philip Duffy, Rev. Joseph Petosa; Most Reverend Thomas E: Gill, Auxiliary Bishop of Se- attle, Rev. John Doherty Rev. John Murphy; Most Reverend Philip M. Harmon, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, Rev. Jo- seph Gustafson, S.S., Rev. William Morris, S.S., Rev. John Dougherty, S.S.; Most Rever- end Walter Curtis, Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., Rev. Law- rence Low, Rev. Gerald May, ovsky; Most Reverend Charles A. BusweU, Bishop of Pueblo, Colo., Rev. Donald Piro, Rev. George McLean. Fr. McManus Says Use of Vernacular 'On the Increase' By Rev. John P. Donnelly SEATTLE, WASH., Aug. 22 (NC)--The president of the national Liturgical Conference has urged the Second Vatican Council to "undertake a liturgical renewal whi,ch will make the Church and her life more intelligible and attractive." Father Frederick R. McManus also asked the council Fathers to "confirm and stimulate the litur- gical apostolate... (and) continue and accelerate the great liturgical restoration ini,tiated by the Roman pontiffs." Father McManus, a professor of canon law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., spoke at the opening general session of the 1962 North American Liturgical Week. Some 4,400 priests, Religious and laymen attended the meet- ing, held in the civic arena on the grounds of the Seattle World's Fair. Citing the panorama of space-age exhibits in the surrounding World's Fair, Archbishop Connolly declared: "We cannot remain neutral and on the sidelines as we view the changes taking place in the world, or be concerned only with our own salvation?, "We must transform this modern world into the Kingdom of God... in preparation for His return," he said. Father McManus said developments in the liturgy so far this year are "causes for Christian joy and Christian hope." He said these developments underline the impertanee at- tached by the Church to pastoral preparation of the people, congregational responses, invocations and sacred song during the Mass and the sacraments, and particularly the increase in "use of the mother tongues in the liturgy itself." Referring to last February's papal constitution on the stud ..... of Latin, "Veterum Sapientia," Father McManus said there was "not the least hint or suggestion that the Holy See intended to withdraw the concessions of bilingual rituals, to revoke the ex- press encouragement given by both Pope Plus XII and Pope John XXIII to the uses of sacred song in the mother tongue at low Mass, or halt the gradual development in this matter al- Fr. McManus Thanks Archdiocese May I use the pages of the Northwest Progress to express the sincere ap- preoiation of the Litur- gical Conference, its of- ricers, directors, and mem- bers, for the warm and gen- erous reception accorded the Liturgical Week in Seat- fie. First of all, we are most grateful to His Excellency, Archbishop Connolly. for his kind invitation and con- stant encouragement through the months of preparation. The charity and the enthus- iasm of the Archbishop were reflected in the co-operation of all who had a special part in the arrangements for the Liturgical Week: the many committee members and their chairmen, the volun- teer workers both before and .during the meeting, all under the guidance of the able and zealous general chairman, Father Donald Conger. And we are especial- ly thankful to the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese of Seattle whose presence at the meetings of the Liturg- ical Week demonstrated their concern for the Church's worship. One great satisfaction for the members of the Liturg- ical Conference and others who came to Seattle from distant places was to see the progress and the fruit of the enlightened liturgical participation program al- ready at work in the Arch- diocese under the direction of the Most Reverend Arch- bishop and the guidance of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission. It is certainly the hope of the Liturgical Conference that the days of study and prayer will help to stimulate and promote still further the programs of deeper liturgical u n d e r- standing. Again, we are deeply grateful for the dedicated efforts of all who labored to achieve the success of the 1962 Liturgical Week. Yours sincerely in Christ, (Rev.) Frederick R. McManus President, The Liturgical Conference ready undertaken by the same apostolic See." Subsequent actions by the Sa- cred Congregation of Rites, ac- ting under the authority of Pope John, indicate that there are two distinct questions in- volved regarding the place of Latin in the Church, he said: These are "first, the study of Latin by the clergy of the west-: ern Church for various impor- tant purposes, and second, the introduction of the v ar i o us languages iflto the. liturgy as the needs of the people may re- quire and as authority may de- termine," he said, .................. Father McManus cited three , (Continued on Page 3) Liturgical Leaders Elected Eleven persons, five of them already on the roster, were announced Thursday as the new members of the board of directors0f the Liturgical Conference. Philadelphia was also named the site of the 1963 Liturgical Week to be held August 19-22: The Rev. Frank B. Norris, S.S., of St. Patrick Semina, Menlo Park, Calif., waS re- elected to serve until 1964. He was the only one named from the Pacific Coast. The other 10 will serve until 1965 according to Rev. Fred: crick M c M a n u s, Conference president, who made the aft- nouncement at the concluding afternoon sessmn in the World's Fair Arena Others re-elected were: Rev, Joseph M. Connolly, Baltimore, Maryland; Rev. John H. Miller, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame; Rev. H. A. Reinhold, Pittsburg; and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Sherry, CincinnatL The new directors are: Bi =I hop Charles Hehnsing of Kan- sas City - St. Joseph, Mo.; Roy. Barnabas Ahern, C:P., Louis- ville, Ky.; Rev. Clement J. McNaspy, S.J., associate editor or "America" from New York City; Rev: Aloysious F. Wilmes, St. Louis. Mo.; Sister Mary Francille, C.S.J., Regi College, West0n, Mass.; and Dr. Alfr Bei?ger. Cincinnati. The 1963 Liturgical Wcek will be held under the patronage of Archbishop John J. Krol of Philadelphia. t /