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atecl000000tical Sunday Set September 8 By George N. Kromer, Ph.D. Vol. 66--No. 36 41 . and Help Of Laity Necessary eadhnes: , ..y._. f._.....:.-.. , ///.y...-- Soviets _ - - For Confraternity i Program The Con/raternity of Christian Doctrine . . , "'The Church's first line o[ defense Hold o,o,, the foremost enemy o[ morMity, religious ignorance." This Sunday, Sept. 8, is Catechetical Sunday and special sermons on the Ball Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle CCD will be preached at all Masses in all churches of the Archdiocese. Charlie Brown never seems to learn, does he? As if everyone didn't know who Charlie Brown is, we identify him as the amiable, trusting character in the comic strip called "Peanuts" and de- scribe him as naive to the point of gullibility. In return for his affableness and mildness he suffers humilia- tions and frustrations at the hands of his assumed friends. His particular nemesis is Lucy, whose chief genius seems to consist of blaming, ridiculing and deceiving Charlie Brown. Football, for example. This time of year, she insists on holding the football for poor Charlie, and when he attempts to boot the ball, snatches it away, and he lands on his back. She promises she won't do it again, but invariably she does, D and this goes on year after year. It happened again Sunday, with a slight variation. Charlie, apparently fed up with past experiences, at first refused to I accept Lucy's promise that she wouldn!t play him false again. "I can't believe it, I can't believe it, that any one was so completely stupid," says Char- lie Brown, referring to his past naivete. But Lucy promises again, and even seals the promise with a handshake. Meditated Charlie Brown: "What could I do if someone is willing to shake on some- thing, you have to trust her." Then he relented and per- D mitted Lucy to hold the ball. He charged down the field for a terrific kick-off. Wham! He landed flat on his back as Lucy snatched the ball away with the acrid observation that her hand- shake was not "legally binding." Many U.S. Senators must be (Continued on Page 5) World's Fair Christian Exhibits Seaffle, Wash., Friday, Sepf. 6, 1963 In his Official published in today's Progress, the Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly says: "Once again I wish to stress to the laity of the Archdiocese... the most important fact that the advance of Christian truth and of the peace and security which its pos session inevitably bring is a task which must be actively and energetically promoted by the Catholic laity." The Rev. John P. Doherty, Archdiocesan Director of the CCD, sees the CCD as "the principal channel by which the teaching mission of the Church is exer- cised." SPIRES, TOWERS, CROSSES, famous religious art ob- jects, and light beams reaching skyward will project the Christian message at the New York World's Fair. Religious pavilions will cover more than seven acres which are pro- vided rent-free. The Vatican Pavilion (top left) will be on an oval plot, surmounted by a lantern and cross and hous- ing a 350.seat chapel. Also in the same pavilion will be the "Plata," (center) created by Michelangelo which the late Pope John XXIII agreed to send for display. The Protestant Center (top right) will be a united Christian display proclaiming the theme, "Jesus Christ, the Light of the World." The center is sponsored by the Protestant Coun. cil of the City of New York. The main spire of the pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) (center left) will reach upward 127 feet and be crowned by a statue of the Angel Moroni. The Billy Graham Pavilion (center right) will be octagonal and incorporate a theater and chapel. The Christian Science Pavilion (bottom left) will rise 35 feet in the form of a seven-pointed star and will be topped by a "sky dome." Films showing the harmony between science and religion will be shown in the Sermons from Science Pavilion (bottom right), an exhibit sponsored by the Christian Life Convention of New York City. (Religious News Service Photo). I) Requiem Sun For Fr. Kane A solemn requiem Mass was sung Wednesday in St. Joseph Church for REV. FRANCIS J. KANE, S.J. Rev. Francis 3. Kane, 70, for- mer procurator of Seattle Uni- versity, who died September 2. Celebrant of the Mass was Rev. Francis Wood, S. J.; deacon was Very Rev. A. A. Lemieux, S. J.; subdeacon, Rev. Leonard Kaufer, S. J., and Very Rev. Louis Sauvain, S..T., gave the sermon. The Most Reverand Arch- bishop Thomas A. Connolly presided at the Mass and the ceremony of absolution. Burial was at Mount St. Michael cemetery in Spokane. Father Kane had been pro- curator at Seattle U from 1940 to 1944 and again from 1947 until his retirement a year ago. Born in St. Paul, Minn., he had attended Seattle Prep and Seattle Col- lege as a young man before entering the Society of Jesus in 1915. His t e a c h i n g assignments through the years took him to Gonzaga High, Spokane, Seattle Prep and Marquette High, Yak- ima. Before his ordination he had studied theology at He- throp College, Chipping Nor- ton, England, where he was ordained in 1929. Father Kane served as assistant pastor at St. Mary Church, Pendleton, Ore., and also at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane. He was provincial advisor in Portland from 1944 to 1945. Father Kane is survived by four brothers, Ralph and Ger- ald of Seattle, James of Belle- vue and Thomas of Renton and by 30 niece s and nephews. Manning and Sons Mortuary handled the funeral arrange- ments. "The CCD is intimately and exclusively bound up with the chief work of Jesus Christ . . . 'That they may know Thee, the only true God'." The CCD is organized on the parish level and the chief apos- tles are the laymen and women who assist their priests. A cen- tral parish planning group, known as the parish executive board and composed of four officers and six chairmen, meet regularly with the priest di- rector. The six chairmen represent the six divisions of the CCD. namely: 1) the Teachers of the parish schools of religion who instruct youth of the Archdiocese attend- ing public schools. During the past year 23.241 elementary school children were instructed by 1,243 lay teachers and 345 religious, while 712 lay teachers and 142 religious instructed 10.614 high school students. 2) the Helpers who are the necessary complements to the instructors, acting as secreta- ries, transportation workers and assistant teachers, as well as doing such necessary tasks as caring for the CCD buildings and providing baby-sitting serv- ice for the teaching staff. Dur- ing the past year 1,164 lay members were active Helpers. 3) Home Visitors who recruit students of the classes and check up on absentees by visit- ing the parents. They help their 'pastor by taking the parish census and keeping such rec- ords up to date. Composed mostly of men, there were 824 members of this division last year. 4) Parent Educators section of the Confraternity who seek to impress upon Catholic par- eros the fact that their function as teachers of religion in the house is a God-given assign- (Continued on Page 3) Ecumenical Leader Holy Name Speaker The Rev. William B. Greenspun, C. S. P., of Washington, D. C., will be among noted speakers at the fourth annual convention of the Archdiocesan Union of Holy Name Societies Saturday and Sun- day, Sept. 14-15, in Seattle. The Paulist priest, who is coordinator of the Anostolate of Good Will and nationally known for promoting better 'under- standing between Catholics and non - Catholics. will h e a d a panel discussion on the "Holy Name Apostolate." The discus- sion subject has also been chosen as the convention theme. Three hundred delegates from parish H o 1 y Name Societies throughout the Archdiocese are expected to attend the business sessions at Seattle University and the religious ceremonies in St. James Cathedral. The Most Reverend Thom- as A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, will preside at the banquet, highlighting the two- day assembly at 7 p.m. that Saturday in the SU Student Union Building. State Attorney John J. O'Con- nell will be principal speaker. Key presentations at the ban- quet will include the announce- ment of the Holy Name Man of the Year and a special award to KOMO Radio and Televi. sion. The Seattle communica- tions firm will be honored for promoting religious understand- ing through its local program, "Challenge, '' and through ,its American Broadcasting Com- pany network shows. Jack Gordon of Greater Se- at fie, Inc., and a member of Seattle's Assumption Parish, will be master of ceremonies. State Senator Charles P. Mor- iarity Jr. will be guest speaker at the Sunday brunch, also in the Student U n i o n Building. Archbishop Connolly will pre- side. Among the anticipated bus. iness session reports will be those of the archdiocesan del- egates, attending the recent eighth quadrennial e o nv e n- tion of Holy Name Men of North America in Buffalo, N.Y. Another special feature, ac. cording to general convention chairman Louis I. Brislawn of Seattle, is the invitation extend. (Continued on Page 3) Priest Elected VFW National Chaplain The Rev. Robert McCoy, pas- tor of St. Michael's Church; West Salisbury, Pc., has been elected national chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at its 64th national convention in Seattle. Father McCoy, a priest ot the Altoona-Johnstowa, Pc., diocese, is presently s his thi term as .Penn, sylvania department chaplain of the VFW. Purpose For Fulda Meeting Is Clarified By Vatican VATICAN CITY, Sept. 3 (Radio, NC) --The Vatican Press Office has issued a four-point com- munique in a n s w e r to "certain completely arbitrary statements and comments in the press on the work of the German and Scandinavian Bish- ops Conference recently held at Fulda." Text of the communique: "1-- The conference was scheduled by the German- language Episcopate for the first days of July, but it had to be postponed because of the death of Pope John XXIII and the election of Pope Paul VI. "2---Besides the Bishops of Germany, some representatives of the neighboring episcopates took part in the conference at Fulda, as has regularly hal> pened in the first.period of the Meeting 'Not Conspiracy,' Cardinal Says FULDA, Germany, (Radio, NC) -- Joseph Cardinal Frings, Archbishop of Cologne, has pro- tested against Italian press coverage of a meeting of Ger- man-speaking b i s h o p s here which spoke of a "German conspiracy against Rome." The meeting of G e r m a n- speaking bishops from Ger- many, Austria and Switzer- land was held prior to the open- ing of the annual conference of the German Hierarchy here. The German-speaking pre- lates discussed matters deal- ing with the second session of the ecumenical council open- ing September 29. Cardinal Frings, chairman of the German Bishops Confer- ence, told newsmen at a press conference that it is "down- right nonsense" to speak of the meeting of German-speak- ing bishops as a "conspiracy." The meeting, he said, was a mere routine matter. council on occasion of the several periodic meetings of the German-language Bishops at the Anima (Teutonic College of Santa Maria dell' Anima) in Rome. "3--During the conference (at Fulda) the Bishops studied the schemata which are to be dis- cussed in the next session of the council, following the sug- gestions which have been made to council Fathers by the late Pope John XXIII. It is well known that many episcopates in various parts of the world have acted in a similar man- "It should be further noted that the German-language Bishops met for the same purpose during the first part of February this year at Munich, sending a report on their studies to their con- freres. The same was done this time. "4--The study and discussion were carried out in an at- mosphere of great calm and in a friendly spirit, for the Ger- man and Scandinavian Bishops had as the sole purpose of their meeting a serious and careful preparation for the coming ner.., meetings of the council." ; : 77 City Official Approves Clinical Birth Control RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 3. (NC)City Attorney J. Ellicott Drinard has held that it is legal for the League of Planned Parenthood to give out oral con- traceptives and advise on their use in city health clinics. The Richmond Study Committee, an opponent of the contra- ceptive program, said shortly after the opinion was issued that it will seek a hearing before the City Council to appeal the ruling. Drinard held that the planned parenthood group's program of using volunteeers to distribute the drugs is the same as ac- tivities by other volunteer groups in city nursing homes and recreational programs. The Study Committee contends that serious social and medi- cal problems are created by the planned parenthood program in contrast to activities of other volunteer agencies. Integrate In South Carolina CHARLESTON, S. C., Sept. 3 (NC) -- Fifteen Negro stu- dents were enrolled in four former all-white Catholic schools here as racial !ntegra- t i o n of Charleston diocesan schools went into effect. The enrollment of the 15 was announced by Rev. J. Fleming M c M a n u s, diocesan superin- tendent of schools. They regis- tered August 29 and 30, a week after Bishop Francis F. Reh of Charleston had directed that the diocesan schools be racial- ly integrated. The Catholic integration plan was speeded up by a court de- cision w h i c h ordered public schools to integrate. Father McManus said the 15 Negroes applied out of a pos- sible total of some 200 Negro students attending all-N e g r o Immaculate Conception school. The Negroes were given the choice of continuing at Immaculate Conception or registering at four previous all - white schools--Cathedral Sacred Heart, Blessed Sacra- ment and St. John's. Cathedral School with an ex- pected total enrollment of 210 will admit 7 Catholic Negro elementary students. Two Ne- gro students will enter Sacred Heart School which expects a total enrollment of 250. Blessed Sacrament, with an expected enrollment of 900, will have 3, while St. John's, with an ex- peoted enrollment of 450, will admit 3 Negro students. Anglicans LOURDES, France (N. C.)  "An historic occa- sion" both for the shrine of Lourdes and the Church of England was the description of Bishop Pierre Theas of Lourdes as he greeted Anglican Bishop Wilfrid A. E. Westall, leading the first of- ficial Anglican pilgrimage to the shrine. Dr. Westall, Bishop of Credi- ton, Devonshire, led 57 persons on the plane trip from London. They heard Bishop Theas speak Welcomed of the desire of all Christians now for unity, and listened to him describe the shrine as ded- icated to Mary, whom St. Au- gustine had called the Mother of Unity. A hall just outside the Lourdes sanctuaries was re- served for the Anglican pil- grims. They held their serv- ices there each day. Bishop Theas personally took the vis- itors on a tour of the grotto and baths. At the grotto the Anglican pilgrims knelt and joined in the Litany of Our Lady. The Church of England pi!- grims, including Bishop West- all, walked one afternoon in the lay section of the daily proces- sion at the shrine. They also attended Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and joined in an all-night vigil at the shrine. T h e Anglicans entertained Bishop Theas at dinner August 26, three days after their ar- rival, Two d a y s after that, Bishop Westall in turn was a guest at a luncheon given by Bishop Theas in his residence, Other guests included Joseph REV. CHRISTOPHER SCHNEIDER, pastor of Buras, La., examines the damage to Our Lady of Good Harbor Catholic elementary school there. It was damaged by a gaso- line explosion and fire. The school was boycotted last school year because of orders to integrate. Archbishop Closes School Damacjed By Explosion NEW ORLEANS, La., S e p t. 2  Archbishop John P. Cody has ordered the closing of a Catholic school at Burns, La., which was heavily damaged by an explosion and fire. "To protect the lives of the priests, Sisters and children of Our Lady of Good Harbor par- ish, I can do nothing else," the archdiocese's Apostolic Ad- ministrator s aid in a state- ment. He said it was "an out- rage that must be deplored by To Lourdes Cardinal Lefebvre, Archbishop of Bourges, France, and sev- eral other Roman Catholic bish- ops. Bishop Westall's sister had visited Lourdes in 1930 and had been received into the Catho- lic Church there. She died at Abbeville, France, on her re- turn journey, accompanied by author Maisie Ward. Another personal connection with Lourdes for the Anglican pre- late is a Lourdes rosary given to his mother by writer Maur- ice Baring. every right thinking person." Three f i v e gallon gasoline cans, one still full of gasoline, were found on the roof of the school by state fire marshalls, indicating the explosion and fire were planned deliberately. The pastor of the parish, Rev. Christophe r Schneider, O.F.M,, said investigators believed that gasoline had been poured Leander H. Perez Sr., is politi- cal boss of the civil parish. He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church last year for opposing orders to integrate Catholic schools. Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans were first in- tegrated last fail. The Buras school was the first Catholic through ventilators. He said a burned path about 50 feet long led;away from the school. Anoarently, he added, the path was usexi as a fuse. The priest reported that the August 26 explosion blew out two walls of one classroom and blew blocks out of the wall of an adjoining classroom. The roofs above beth rooms were set afire. Also cracked by the explo sion were walls of the teachers' lounge and two lavatories. The section of the school damaged was a new section built in 1961. Father Schneider s a i d that nuns who staff the school re- ceived anonymous phone calls during the afternoon August 26 warning that the school would be bombed. Burns, along the banks of the Mississippi R i v e r about 60 miles south of New Orleans, is in Plaquernines parish (county). school in the archdiocese to open with integrated classes, Several s t u d e n t s attended classes the first few days but classes were then boycotted. The school remained open dally the rest of the school year but no students showed up after the first few days. It was scheduled to reopen September 3. During the past year window panes m the rectory of Our Lady of Good Harbor parish have been shattered by shot- gun blasts. This last happened July 6. "It is shocking to find in our beloved America, a nation ded- icated to freedom under God, that the right of people to edu. cote their children freely as they choose, in accordance with proper educational standards and with their own belief in God, has been so grossly vio- lated," Archbishop Cody stated. 4 f