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Vicar-Apostolic First Bishop: :=iii!iiiiiiii:iiii! :::::::::::: i:i:: :::5: i: 7:iiiiii7 ii i Louisiana Parochial School Admits Negroes 7W 3 seven-year-old Negro girls are shown in the proces- i,g opening day demonstrations. However, a local political sion as a parochial school is integrated at Buras, La. Nuns leader, excommunicated for leading opposition to the arch- lead the group in saying the Rosary in the march to Our diocesan integration order, was calling for a massive boy- Lady of Good Harbor School. The school was first to open cott of the school. Segregationist officials of Plaquemines in the Archdiocese of New Orleans which has integrated Parish (county) barred the parochial school from receiving its parochial school system. Five Negro and 43 white stu- free textbooks and funds for a school lunch program, the dents attended on the first day. Normal enrollment is 340. school's right under Louisiana law. Some parents did not permit their children to attend, fear- (Religious News Service Photo) South's Catholic Schools World Integrated Smoothly Events March On Ey George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Labor Day weekend is not usually the time when John Q. Public gives much attention to eval- uating the news. He noted the baseball scores, the all-time new record of 465 weekend traffic fatalities and the Iranian eb.rthquake death toll which may have reached 10,000. Holiday or no holiday, world events march on, and the trend this week promises bigger headlines for some time to come. It seems to I'PWS h a v e b e e n Analysis planned th at , way by the Cofarfiuriists gdared to begin with the announcement of the alleged orbiting of two Soviet astronauts. At that time it appeared as a propaganda pitch oriented toward the 17th UN session this fall and involving perhaps Ber- lin, Africa and the Far East. This is the image of the news this week with Cuba thrown in for a big measure. Then, there is another U-2 "incident" which Khrushchev is threatening to toss into the UN cauldron to keep world unrest simmering and to ten- derize the U. S. with charges that the action was "obvious- ly provocative" and a threat to world security. In an official note the Soviets asserted that a U-2 had flown over Sakhalin, a remote island north of Japan. The U.S. did not deny nor question the ac- cusation but replied that "an unintentional violation may in fact have taken place." At the same time, MIG jet fighter planes were creating hazards to Western air traffic in the Berlin corridors, thus brazenly violating Western hts, and Communist bullets felled another East German trying to scale the Berlin Wall, another crime against human- ity. It is little less than fantas- tic the way the Reds contrive to keep the whole world in tension and turmoil while at the same time diverting the blame against the U. S. That applies equally to Cas- tro's Communist regime which again this week denounced the U.S. for "endangering world peace" a n d indulging i n. "Yankee war hysterics." At the same time it boldly admitted making anagree- ment with the Soviet Union to supply more military aid, there- by violating the Monroe Doc- trine and engaging in overt acts against the U.S. Despite t h e Administra- tion's contentions that our agencies are doing great work in disseminating information to form world opinion on Com- mu:-ist misdeeds and to create a favorable image of the U.S., the efforts up to now seem im- potent and incapable to offset the barrage of Communist pro- paganda. \\; The best we seem to come up with is a willingness to negotiate, and the only re- sults we have to show for these honorable intentions is abject failure. Catholic schools in two Deep South archdi,oceses were integrated racially without any disturbing incidents. More than half a century of segregation at schools in the New Orleans and Atlanta; Ga., archdioceses came to an end Tuesday, as white and Negro pupils marched into schools to- gether, in most instances after attending Masses in parish churches. In New Orleans and its suburbs, 150 Negro students attended classes with white students. In Atlanta, 17 Negro students--the total number who had registered attended classes with white students. As anticipated by school authorities in both cities, there were incidents of picketing by segregationist groups, but no untoward dis- turbances were reported. In New Orleans the activities of the pickets were curtailed shortly after classes convened as rain began falling. At Our Lady of Good Harbor School in Burns, 60 miles south of New Orleans, 13 white students were in attendance. The school had opened August 29 with 43 white and five Negro children in attendance. The school was closed two days later when school authorities learned parents of the stu- dents had been threatened with "economic re- Council Preparations: prisal and bodily harm." FBI agents entered the case and classes reopened Tuesday. Last year there were 340 white students and no Negroes enrolled at the school. School authorities reported the following numbers of Negro pupils at schools in the city of New Orleans: Little Flower, ten; Mater Dolorosa, two; St. Mary's, twelve; St. Leo the Great, one; St. Mary of the Angels, two; St. Frances Cabrini, two; St. Anne's, three; St. Gabriel the Archangel, three; and St. Rose, one. At the outskirts of New Orleans there were three Negro students at St. Joseph the Workman School and one at St. Rosalie's. At Sacred Heart School in Morgan City, one Negro attended Sacred Heart School; two were at St. Scholastica School iu Covington, and in Jeffers5n Parish (county) Catholic schools, 20 Negros attended classes. In Atlanta, Ga., Father Harold J. Rainey, Chancellor, said. "Everything w e n t along smoothly." He said that only 17 Negro pupils registered to attend previously all white Catholic schools. They were all accommodated in six schools. The Atlanta archdiocese has. 18 elementary and five high schools. There are 158 elementary and high schools in the New Orleans arch- diocese system. Pope Tells Plans For Plus IX Beatification inheriting original sin was de- clared a dogma of Faith by Plus IX in 1854. The three new saints to be proclaimed Decem- ber 8 are all 19th-century Re- ligious -- Blessed Francesco Maria of Camporosso, O.F.M. Cap.; Blessed Pierre Eymard, S.S.S., and Blessed Antonio Pucci, O.S.M. A fourth canonization, that of Blessed Vincent Pallotti, is tentatively scheduled for next January. Pope Inspects Progress On Council Seating VATICAN CITY, Sept. 5 Radio, NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII Monday went to St. Peter's to pray at the tomb of Pope Plus X on his feast day and then had a look at the progress being made in trans- forming the huge church into the assembly hall of the Second Vatican Council. Pope John knelt in prayer at St. Plus X's tomb, which is just inside the main doors of the basilica. He was attended by a group of high churchmen, including his Secretary of State, Amleto Cardinal Cicognani. 617 Attend Nocturnal Vigil Nocturnal vigils on the eve of the first Saturday of Sep- tember attracted a total of 617 persons at St. James Cathed- ral, Seattle, and St. Patrick Church, Tacoma. The Cahhedral had an atten- dance of 228 and there were 389 present in St. Patrick's. The devotions are held on the eve of the first Saturday of each month in answer to re- questn of Our Lady of Fatima for prayerful observance of first Saturdayn. CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, Sept. 5. (Radi,o, NC)His Holiness Pope John XXIII h a s voiced the hope that he may be able to preside at the beatifi- fication of Pope Plus IX some time during the Second Vati. can Council. During his rer.ular Wednes- day general audience at his summer estate here, Pope John had referred to Plus IX as one of the most loved and most hated personages of the 19th century. He said he has hoped for some time to be able to proclaim him blessed." His hope, Pope John said, is that God will concede to him the great gift of being able to decree the honors of the altar during the 21st ecumeni- cal council to the pope who convoked and presided over the 20th ecumenical council. The Second Vatican Council opens next October 11, 93 years after the opening of the first. Plus IX, who convened the council of 1869-70, died in 1878 after a 32-year pontifi- cate which saw the dissolu- tion of the l,O00.year-old Pa- pal States and the unification of the modern nation of Italy. Everything is now ready to begin hearings on the heroic nature of Plus IX's virtues, ac- cording to Msgr. Canestri. He noted that beatification pro- ceedings require three such hearings, antepreparatory, pre- paratory, and general--this last in the presence of the Pope-- before Plus IX can be hailed as Venerable. After that, miracles attri- buted to Plus IX's interces- sion have to be studied and approved before the beatifi- cation process can be suc- cessfully completed. Three canonizations are scheduled for next December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The belief that Mary was conceived without Holy Name Men To Hear Nat'l Director The Rev. Dennis B. McCarthy, O. P., national director of the Holy Name Society, will lead a list of authoritative speakers at the third annual convention of the Archdiocesan Union of Holy Name Societies Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, at Seattle University. Other speakers include Very Rev. Joseph M. Agius, O.P., former pastor of Seattle's Blessed Sacrament Parish and now Provincial of the Do- minicans' Western Province and western Holy Name re- gional director; John D. Spellman of Seattle, archdio- cesan vice president who will give the keynote address, and Gene Ford, SU development director. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, will preside at the Sun- day general brunch meeting, which will feature Father Mc- Carthy as the principal speaker. The Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V.G., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, will be celebrant of the Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Cathedral. Theme will be "The Second Vatican Council and the Pub- lic Image of the Church." Accentuating this theme will be a "top flight" group of pan- elists, making up three discus- sion panels, announced general chairman Tim Sullivan. Lewis A. Argano of Renton will head the panels. All sessions will be held in SU's Pigott Auditorium, Gerald M. (Jerry) Oaksmith of Seattle, archdiocesan president, will pre- side. The Rev. Cornelius Sny- der, O.F.M., archdiocesan spir- itual director and pastor of St. George Parish, Seattle, will be celebrant of the convention Mass at 5 p.m. that Saturday in the Cathedral. Spellman will give the key- note address at the 9:30 a.m. Saturday session and Ford will speak at the banquet at 6:15 p.m. later in the day. for Vicariate Of Alaska Elevated To Diocese The growth and vigor of the Church in Alaska received official recognition from Pope John XXIII with the elevation of the Vicariate of Alaska from a mission territory to the Diocese of Fairbanks. ::;:::::::: ::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : ::: ::.',.'.i: ::::: ' The announcement of the ii::i::i::i::iii::7:Ti::i::::/ii::iiiT:::i:/:i elevation by the Holy Father iiiiiiii::ii:: was made by the Apostolic : .... ::i::ili::ii::i::!i::!!.. Delegation in Washington, D. i ....... ::% C., September 5. ii; ::" The new diocese will have iiiii::i:: as its bishop Francis D. Glee- son, S. J., titular bishop of Cotenna and Vicar-Apostolic !i  .... " since 1948. The new diocese !ii::i{: ........ embraces more than 515,000 square miles and has a Cath- olic population of 15,755 in a total population of 81,900. The Church of the Immacu- late Conception in Fairbanks will serve as the pro-cathed- ral until plans are formulated for a new church which will serve as the cathedral. - The vicariate was erected in 1916. The only other diocese in BISHOP GLEESON Alaska, that of Juneau, was Promoted created in 1951 at the time Seattle was named an archdiocese. The Juneau Diocese takes in southeastern and south-central Alaska, including the cities of Juneau, Anchorage, Ketchikan, Sitka and Skagway. The new Fairbanks Diocese includes all that territory to the north of the 3tmeau Diocese including Fairbanks, Nome and the vast Alaskan territory served by the Jesuit missions. The new bishop of Fairbanks, Bishop Gleeson, was reared and educated in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Carrollton, Mo., in 1895, Bishop Gleesan came to Yakima with his family in 1901. A graduate of Marquette High School in Yakima, he attended Gonzaga College a year before entering the Society of Jesus in 1912. He taught as a scholastic at Seattle Preparatory School from 1920 to 1923. Ordained in Spain in 1920, Bishop Gleeson was appointed to Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, from 1928-1938 where he was rector and president. In 1938 he was named rector of the Jesuit Novitiate in Sheridan, Ore., and four years later became pastor of St. Stanlb laus Church in Lewiston, Idaho. In 1947 Bishop Gleeson became superior of the Jesuit Indian Mission at Omak, Wash., a position he held one year until his appointment as Vicar-Apostolic of Alaska in 1948. Bishop Gleeson succeeded the Most Reverend Walter Fitz- gerald, S.J., who was Vicar-Apostolic from 1945 to 1947, the year of his death. Bishop Fitzgerald had succeeded the Most Reverend Joseph Crimont, S. J., who had served from 1916, when the vicariate was erected, until 1945. The new diocese includes 16 parishes, three missions and 50 stations. Thirty-one priests serve the Fairbanks Diocese, 27 of them Jesuits. There are three high schools and six elementary schools. Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. 65--No. 36 41 Sea+4le, Wash., Friday, Sept. 7, 1962 i.00'rl' (Published every Friday) Archdiocesan Aid Required For Confraternity Program This Sunday, September 9, is Catechetical Sunday. Special sermons on the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will be preached at Masses in all churches of the Archdiocese., In his official pflblished in today's Progress, the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, exhorts the people of this Archdiocese to help and assist "in erasing from individual lives, from families and from neighborhoods the blight of religious ignorance." The Archbishop says: "On this feast of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, I write principally to arouse within you an awareness of the mis- sionary obligation that was given to you through your Baptism, that was emphasized yet stronger in the commission and graces of your Confirmation." "To the thousands of laymen and women of the Archdiocese who are members of parish Confraternities, I wish on this Feast to gratefully acknowledge your unselfish and fruitful labors. The difficulties . . . which you encounter . . . do most certain- ly invoke upon you the choice favors of heaven. "I continue to ask parents to allow nothing in this world to be thought of as more important than the bringing of religious and moral training to the lives of their children . . . You are the chief teachers and your eternity is closely linked to the fulfilling of this major responsibility of your lives." Primary Objective Explained The CCD has six primary objectives and these are explained by Rev. John Doherty, Archdiocesan CCD Director: Religious education of elementary school children not at- tending Catholic schools, in vacation schoolsl instruction classes and correspondence courses. Religious instruction of Catholic youth of high school age not attending Catholic schools . . . and this concerns more than 30,000 youngsters. Religious discussion clubs for adult groups, including students attending secular colleges and universities, and out-of- school youth. Religious education of" children by parents in the home. Instruction of non-Catholics in the Catholic faith. Participation as a society, and under the direction of the pastor, in functions of public worship; the annual celebration of the feast of Christian Doctrine (Catechetieal Day) in each par- ish, on the day prescribed by the Archbishop. Six Confraternity Divisions To accomplish these objectives, six Confraternity divisions have been established: CCD school of religion, helpers, home visitors, apostles of good will, discussion clubs, and parents- educators. Coordinating the Confraternity program in each parish is the CCD executive board, composed of the priest.director and 10 lay members. This board meets monthly to study the spit- dtual needs of the parish, to study the best means of meeting the needs and outline a program of action. The School of Religion gives weekly instructions to children in public schools. CCD teachers are trained in methods of teaching religion and Catholic doctrine. Materials used are especially designed for the public school child. Confraternity Home Visitors recruit children and adults for religious instruction classes and discussion clubs. CCD Parent.Educators cooperate in a program arranged for parents to help them to teach religion in the home. One of the divisions offering unlimited opportunities for service is the CCD Helpers. They arrange for the transporta- tion of children to classes; prepare instruction materials; keep records; provide a parish CCD library and act as cadet- teachers. The Apostles of Good Will work to bring non.Catholics into the Church and to bring back fallen-away Catholics. Discussion Clubs are formed in groups of from six to 12 adults. They meet to study and discuss religion in order to develop the facility in presenting the teachings of the Church to others. This year a new series reviewing the history of salvation is planned. It will be an all-embracing survey of doctrinal theology and will attempt to unite Catholic belief to its prin- cipal sources--the Bible and the Liturgy. The subject matter will be published every two weeks in The Progress. (For further details on the discussion clubs, see Father ...... Doherty's article on Page Four. Feature photographs on the CCD may be /ound on Page Five.) Official Catechetical Sunday To the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Dearly Beloved ha Christ: One of the most important obligations encumbent upon the Archbishop is the teaching of the word of God. His chief concern must be to broadcast the true faith, to. transmit to children a realization of God's proper role in their lives, to proclaim to young and old alike a proper understanding of the rights of God, the claims of Christ, the nature of His Church, the memories of the Saints, the chief dogmas of Christian faith, the difKcult things of God's moral law. The Archbishop hears from Christ the words addressed to the first holders of the episcopal office: "Going there- fore teach ye all nations." In fulfillment of his office the Archbishop looks to his priests who share his teaching office and to the religious who have given their lives to the service O f God in His Church. The Archbishop looks also to Catholic laymen to share his teaching office by as- llll ii J ii N i i I i SHERIFF I sumhag their proper role within the Church, an active, practical role involving much more than the preserva- tion of faith in their own lives or within their own family. Holy MOther the Church has every reason to look to you Her laymen and women, for help and assis- tance in erasing from hadividual lives, from families and from neighborhoods the blight of religious ignor- ance. Your obligation as well as my own, as well as that of your priests and religious is to have a regard for the spiritual work of others over whom you have charge or wi, th whom you come in contact. On this feast of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, I write principally to arouse within you an awareness of the missionary obligation that was given to you through your baptism, that was emphasized yet stronger in the commission and graces of your confirmation. Together with Christ's personal vicar, our Holy (Continued on Page 3) i ii ............. " FBI TRAINED--UNDERSHERIFF 7 YEARS 20 YEARS' EXPERIENCE DEMOCRAT- "SUPERIOR CANDIDATE" MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (PAID ADVERTISEMENT) /