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I O--THE PROGRESS Friday, kuusf 28, 1964 f !00Siiver Jubilee Manifests Vigor In Archdiocese of Seattle .(Continued from Page One) Idaho, Oregon and the Golden State -- California, whose dela- gation from Archbishop Con- nelly's native city was head- ed by the Most Reverend Jo- seph T. McGucken, Archbish- op of San Francisco. Other witnesses to the "liv- ing" Liturgy, in the responses and stnging led by Rev. Joseph Buck of Snoqualmie, were three visiting abbots and a dozen monsignori. The Liturgy was made in- telligible by the singing of hymns in English. The Com- monion hymn, written in the 19th century and entitled "Lord, Who at Thy First Eu- charist Didst Pray," prayed "for wand'rers from Thy fold" to "bring them back, G o o d Shepherd of the sheep." Here, too, were witnesses at the Mass -- Protestant and Jew. ish leaders, who are friends of the Archbishop. The spirit of the jubilee itself was detailed by the disting- uished jubilarian at the lunch- eon that followed in the Olym- pic Hotel where members of the hierarchy and clergy paid tribute to him. Said Archbishop Connolly in his response: "A jubilee observance must be more than a mere remem- brance of the glories of the past. It must be so consti- tuted as to condone the oc. casion that a renewed dedi- cation and a renewed conse- cration of one's self to con- tinue the attempt to rebuild the world for Christ. And to- day, I take this occasion in your presence to renew my oath of service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Seattle and I dedicate all that I have of mind, heart, will and strength to the accomplish- ment of that purpose." Previous to his remarks, the Archbishop was presented with a gift from priests of the Arch- diocese. The gift, the Arch- bishop said, will be used as a "lasting memorial" in the pro- posed chapel of St. Edward's were due to the efforts of Archbishop Connolly. "I was brought even closer to the Chair of Peter," Bish- op Dougherty said, "when Archbishop Connolly gave me the fullness of the priesthood by consecrating me a bish- op." Archbishop McGucken, speak- ing for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told of his See City's most illustrious son -- Thomas Arthur Connolly--and the many memorable events still recalled by San Francis- cans of the Archbishop of Se- attle. The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., showed the audi- ence the need for a "dynamic leadership" in the post-war ex- panding years of the then Di- ocese of Seattle. In the scheme of Divine Providence, the Aux- iliary Bishop of Seattle pointed out, Archbishop Connolly ral- lied the diocese to meet the burgeoning demands of Cath- olic growth. Bishop Gill spoke for the Archdiocese and in elo- quent terms presented the ap- preciation of the clergy, Re- ligious and laity of the Arch- bishop's spiritual ministrations. Archbishop Connolly is first a pastor, a shepherd of souls, declared the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ailbe M. McGrath, pastor of Seattle's Holy Family Parish. The capable and witty toast- master of the luncheon, said that the Archbishop's primary concern was the salvation of souls and that his "brick and mortar" apostolate was an ef- ficient means to that end. Acclamations a g a i n were voiced Thursday evening, this time by pastors of the Archdi- ocese and their parishioners. They were joined by citizens of Washington State in the person of Governor Albert D. Rosel- lint, who presented to the Archbishop on their behalf a handsome engraved plaque. The gala affair drew a ca- pacity-filled crowd to the Olym- pic's Grand Ballroom and was ably "toastmastered" by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cornelius M. Pow- er, Archdiocesan Chancellor and pastor of Seattle's Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Participating in Sunday's pro- gram of the public reception will be Mrs. Harold Barry, Archdiocesan Council of Catho- lic Women President; John D. Spellman, Archdiocesan Union of Holy Name Societies presi- dent; and Steve Cawdzey, Arch- diocesan Catholic Youth Or- ganization president, all repre- senting the laity of the Arch- diocese. Seminary, t h e archdiocesan minor seminary in Kenmore. Beatles, Too, in Press Conference: The Most Reverend Joseph Here for Jubilee: P. Dougherty, Bishop of Yak- ima, gave the toast to His Holiness, Pope Paul VI. In tracing his own priestly and episcopal life, Bishop Dough- erty said that the several audi- ehces he had with the Pope End of Apartheid Hope Of South African Prelate President, Public VlPs Send Congratulations (Contlned from page 1) Episcopal Jubilee Ceremo- nies, The Most Reverend Governor Albert D. Re- Thomas Arthur Connolly, sellini a I s o sent a state- Archbishop of Seattle, will ment and a resolution corn- observe the anniversary of mending the Archbishop, his twenty-fifth year as a was unanimously passed Monday by the Seattle City bishop; and Council with the concur- "Whereas, Archbishop rence of Mayor Dorm Bra- Connolly personally a n d man. through his archdiocesan ' President Johnson's rues- staff, always has cooperated sage reads: with the city government of "I have learned with the City of Seattle; and much pleasure from Sen- "Whereas, Archbishop ator Jackson that you are Connolly, in the Ecunemical today observing your sll- spirit of good-will and em- veranniversary as bishop, phasls upon the best qual- On the Joyous and me- ities of Christian life, al- rentable occasion, I whole- ways has been a strong and heartedly Join your many moving force for friendli- ;. friends in extending to ness among our citizens of you my warmest greet- various faiths; and ings and congratulations. "Whereas Archbishop You may look back with much pride and satisfac- Connolly's influence has tlon on the many years been of deep significance of dedicated service which in helping maintain and you have rendered to God enlarge the vitality of and to your community, good citizenship and ob- May the years ahead bring you the happiness servance of laws among which you so well de- our residents; and serve." "W h r e a s, Archbishop Governor Rosellini Thurs- Connolly has, for sixteen day at the banquet, sponsor- years, given vigorous and ed by pastors and parisbion- scholarly leadership to the ors, presented the Archbish- spiritual life of our citizens op with a plaque on behalf who are members of the of the citizens of the State Catholic Faith, as reflected of Washington. Prior to the by the growth of religious presentation, he released a and school facilities; and statement which said: "Whereas, Archbishop "Because of his rare hu- Connolly has attained ma- man qualities, so well ex- ture stature in the fields hibtted in his humane works of racial Justice and immi- and spiritual contributions, gration as a forceful and citizens from all parts of the articulate spokesman for state Join with me in ex- people who could benefit pressing our warmest relict- from such churchly advo- tations and congratulations cate; and on the Silver Episcopal Jub- "Whereas, Archbishop flee that marks 25 years of devoted service by Arch- Connolly, as the Chief bishop Thomas A. Connolly Shepherd of some 256,900 Catholics in Western Wash- of Seattle. ington, will be celebrant of "In the best tradition of a Pontifical Mass at 10:30 American open hearted- a.m. on August 26, 1964, in nose, all of us, lrrespoc- St. James Cathedral; and live of overriding denomi- national preferences, read- "Whereas, the city offi- fly acknowledge the great ctals of the City of Seattle r services this man has per are aware that this Silver formed t n o u r State Episcopal Jubilee is one of through his faith in God the happiest occasions in ,, and his belief in the dignt- a life dedicated to the ty and rights of free men. Christian faith, and is a sig- In pursuing these prin- nificant event which brings ciples, Archbishop Conol- happiness to members of ly also has helped pro- all parishes within the Arch- serve and strengthen ev- diocese; Now, Therefore, ely concept of genuine "Be it resolved by the Americanism. City Council of the City of "It is a privilege, there- Seattle, the Mayor concur- fore, to salute this beloved ring: and distinguished minister "That we hereby laud of God, and to express a and commend His Excel- devout wish that this ob- lency, The Most Reverend servance will be accompani- Thomas Arthur Connolly, ed by ever-increasing bless- and extend to him, on be- ings to him and the Arch- half of citizens of all diocese he serves." faiths whom we represent, Numbered 19952, the City our deep appreciation for Council resolution lauds and the services, religious and commends the Archbishop civic, which he has so and extends appreciation energetically glvenduring "on behalf of all faiths" his fruitful years of sere- , whom the council and ma- ice in his Diocese, and ex- yor represent. The resolu- tend to him our warm tion reads: good' wishes for continued "A resolution of official long years of distinguish- " appreciation a n d civic ed spiritual leadership. commendation of His Ex- "Be it further resolved cellency, the Most Rever- that this resolution b e i end Thomas Arthur Con- spread upon the minutes of nelly, D.D., J.C.D., Arch- the City Council, and that bishop of Seattle, on the a copy, signed by all mem- happy occasion of his Sil- bers. be sent to The Most ver Episcopal Jubilee. Reverend Thomas Arthur "Whereas, on Wednesday, C o n n o 11 y, Archbishop of August 26, 1964, in Silver Seattle." ARCHBISHOP GARNER --(Photo Courtesy Seattle Times) Archbishop Meets Newsmen ed from civil rights, federal aid to education, major league baseball in Seattle, the Beatles to religious freedom. Shown on the left is Rev. James H. Gandrau, director of the Archdiocesan News Bureau and editor of The Progress. take care, I suppose, of the spiritual training of around 75 to 80,000 children (inclu- ding CCD) in the Archdio- cese." On supporting federal aid to education: "I certainly would and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't... I'm a firm believer of the fact that if the United States is ever going to fall apart, it is go- ing to fall because of the cancerous erosion of moral- ity from within. The welfare of our country is contingent upon our citizens having some type of moral training .. We forget that the freer a man is, the greater is his obligation to discipline him- self and to discipline himself he must have some moral sanction." On future archdiocesan projects: "Our vocation program is beginning to bear fruit... We'll be able to do a lot more than we are doing now. We have a lot of small apostolates that are neces- sary-care of the blind, care of exceptional children, care of the deaf and so forth. And some of these aposto- lates are somewhat neglect- ed because we don't have the personnel." On the Beatles: "I do not think that the teen-agers' stir over the Beatles does any harm. If it were not the Beatles, it would be something else." On the Vatican Council: "I believe that one of the hottest issues in the next ecumenical council's session will be the question of re- ligious freedom--freedom of conscience. Last year that was not brought up for any formal discussion because of lack of time. This year, it will be presented to the body of bishops." WHILE television cameras and radio tape recorders ground away, Archbishop Connolly greeted some 30 rep- resentatives of press, radio and television at a press con- ference Friday in his residence. Newsmen's questions rang. supported them and the needs . . . (Delivering the punch-line to an accompany- ing joke) 'You ain't seen nothin' yet!' But we'll carry on as long as the economy of the area supports itself . . . The Church itself is taking a different look. It's getting closer to people. The worship of the Church is becoming more intelligible with the use of English. Now, whether or not that is going to attract more people to the Church is an- other question : . . Hereto- fore, the people followed the Mass in a bi-lingual missal. Since 1959 we have had congregational participation in parts of the Mass. Of course, it has enabled them to fulfill their Sunday obli- gation with a great deal more zeal and fervor." On criticism of church leaders, having the "social leadership-control" of civil rights: "I believe that the church people were in this from the beginning because it was a moral issue. And they felt more or less impelled to help our Negro brothers because of that particular issue. We all realize that the Negro was not being ac- corded that proper use of his God-given rights; that he was being hindered in many ways in trying to se- cure work. Of course, we don't have the situation here as is common in the south. But still our Negro citizens are being denied their com- mon civil-rights that are God-given as well as rights guaranteed in the Constitu- tion. Now why some of their own people have not gotten into it, I don't know. When t I appointed Father (John D.) Lynch to head up our Catholic Interracial Council, one of the reasons I did that was to keep the move- ment out of irresponsible hands.., to keep it on an HE wide perspective of an archbishop's role in a leading metropolis was revealed early Friday morn- ing at a press conference for the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly in his residence in Seattle. some 30 newspaper,, ra- dio and television reporters quickly pitched questions, ranging from major league baseball in Seattle, to the Beatles and religious free- dom. Fielding the queries nice- ly, the Archbishop was just as quick on the uptake and return, sometimes with a display of wit and humor. Here are some of the ques- tions and Archbishop Con- nelly's answers: On Seattle's needs for next year: "Well, now you are touch- ing on a raw nerve. One of my particular 'beefs' in general is the fact that so many of our citizens are careless and indifferent so far as the general welfare of the city is concerned... Generally speaking, we have a very fine class of citizens in the Northwest because I am completely sold on the Northwest. But we have peo- ple who are only interested in having a roof over their heads, three meals a day and piling one dollar on top of another. They don't seem to go for beauty or culture." On major league baseball in Seattle: "I certainly will (support the sport). But whether I buy a season ticket or not is something else again. I would like to." On the Archdlocese's pro- Jected plans the next 25 years: "It depends on the pas- tors and the people who even keel so that the spon- sorship of the movement would be accomplished and t h a t the demonstrations would not get out of hand." On criticisms from Catho- lics of Archbishop's stand on civil rights: "I was criticized for com- ing out and endorsing the housing ordinance on the ballot by some of our own people, who were inspired more or less by fear--for fear that the value of their property would be depreci- ated if the Negroes spread all over the city from the area in which they now live. Which, of course, I don't recourse at all. As I told the members of our Inter- racial Council here some time ago that we should not be changing programs to spot the Negroes in this area and this area and that area throughout the city and to see to it that the people in the area did not panic and will not. First Of all, a program of education is needed to alert our people to some of these things." On whether parochial edu- cation will continue: "It will continue as long as our people want spiritual religious training for their children. As long as they are ready to sacrifice to attain that objective. We have three schools opening this summer, one in Ed- monds, one in Auburn and one in Federal Way, repre- senting an investment of a million and a half dollars. Fortunately, we have three religious communities to staff the schools. That's our principal and biggest prob. lem, of course, the matter of securing competent, capa- ble teachers to staff our school... We're not fall- ing behind . . . But per- centage- wise we are not much farther ahead than we were in 1950 . . . We By Patricla Ford T the Ecumenical Coun cil two years ago, a South African archbishop f o u n d himself chuckling aloud in the midst of the solemn, momentous pro- ceedings. A minor issue had popped up on the floor. Beware of minor issues. They frequent- ly mushroom into monumen- tal tedium, even during Ecumenical Councils. Minor or not, it appeared that all of Rome was pre- pared to speak on the sub- ject, and entitled to do so. As the voices droned on, the African archbishop was perhaps wondering if he would outlive the debate, when his weariness came to an abrupt end. "It occurs to me," mur- mured a nearby voice, "that there may be such a thing as being too democratic!" It could only be an Amer- ican. Turning in his chair, the Most Reverend John C. Garner, Archbishop of Pre- toria, South Africa, found h i m s e 1 f grinning at the American Archbishop Thom- as A. Connolly. Such an unorthodox In- troduction marked the be- ginning of friendship. This week, the gentle Arch- bishop Garner arrived In Seattle to honor his friend's 25th Episcopal Jubilee. Surrounded by the robust growth and prosperity of Archbishop Connolly's arch- diocese, the visitor's heart m u s t surely ache for his own flock. Comparisons be- tween the Seattle and Pre- toria archdioceses are elec- trifying. Archbishop Garner is a white native son of the "awakening giant," the Re- public of South Africa. He is a small, vigorous man who speaks with a crisp British accent, and his re- markable inner strength and compassion mark him as one who has learned to deal with trouble. "This ls a time of re- birth for our Continent," he said. "The Church ts there to assist in its birth pangs. The Communists have no hold in my coun- try now, but we cannot afford to wait another ten years to further the Cath- olic apostolate, or all Af- rica will be lost to Christ." Since 1948, the govern- ment has enforced a racial policy known as apartheid, aimed at "separate develop- ment of the races." Apart- heid calls for completely separate institutions, jobs, and residences for whites and nonwhites "It is as if a line were drawn down the middle of Africa which no Negro must ever cross. Apartheid bris- tles with ugly injustice-- the Church can only protest and show by example that she disapproves. South Af- rica is booming with the riches of gold, diamonds, iron and uranium . . . but nonwhites, who make up four-fifths of her popula- tion, Itve in desperate pov- erty." In Archbishop Garner's charge, is the spiritual des- tiny of 40,000 Catholics, of which 30,000 are Negroes. For many months of the year, he travels the world as economically as possible, and with the dignity of a saint, begs in their behalf. The major support of his churches, mission schools, seminaries and novitiates must come from outside his troubled nation. "My generous people give all they can to the C h u r c h," he reflected, quietly. "When one's in- come is only $40 a month, pennies are very impor- tant." However, pennies cannot support such institutions as St. Paul's Regional Minor Seminary and St. Bridgit's Juniorate, the only schools of their kind in the Trans- vaal province. Not only will these schools answer the urgent need of producing more Negro priests, broth- ers and nuns to labor among the Africans, but they serve a more immediate purpose. "When we separate the young people from t h i r tribes before they reach pu- berty, we save them from sexual ruination resulting from exposure to such tra- ditions as fertility rites." Despite the mighty bur- dens of his office, the arch- bishop is filled with the hope and pride in his nation t h a t characterizes South African citizens. "Apartheid c a n a n d must be ended, and it will be--when African Negroes will be allowed skilled jobs and professions. Even now, the affluent white men are rejecting employ- ment as bus drivers and postmen. It's a beginning, at least. Soon, I hope, Jus- tice will come about through industrial a n d commercial demands." In the hands of such men as Archbishop G a r n e r, Catholicism faces a vibrant future in Africa. "African Catholics worship with the intense devotion distinctive of early Christianity, and even their baptismal names are chosen after the earl? Christians. Cletus, Clement, Cecilia, Agnes... the strong and sturdy names of other souls who lived in hard times. These devout Catho- lics are in good and loving hands. Soon, Archbishop Garner will return to his compli- cated homeland. And every week, he wiU again be read- ing a favorite publication which fills him with "awe and admiration for the American people." It is called the Catholic North- ' west Progress, and reflects the life and times of the "good and generous people" who live in another world than his own. We wish him Godspeed. In more ways than one, this awesome prelate is a man with a mission. OFFICE SUPPLIES PRINTING STATIONERY OFFICE FURNITURE 11S SenNa Street MAkt |-1440 ,TRICK & MURRAY The Entire Stair of KennelI.Ellis Inc. ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHERS EXTEND TO Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly CONGRATULATIONS On The Occasion Of His SILVER EPISCOPAL JUBILEE 1939- 1964