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Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. bS--No. 37 41 (Firsf of Two Secflons} Seaffle, Wash., Friday, Sepf. 14-, 1962 (Published every Friday} $4.00 per year--10c per copy Rad,os Message To World: National Holy Pope Sets Mass Prayer Name Honors For Council's Success Archbishop (Complete Text of Pope's Message on Page 21 VATICAN CITY, Sept. 11 (NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII has appealed for worldwide recitation of a Mass prayer for the coming ecumenical council and indicated the assembly will dig deeply into social questions. The Pontiff, in a radio address relayed by Vatican Radio to outlets in most European countries and Canada, spoke exactly one month before the opening of the Second Vatican Council in Rome October 11. Pope Addresses World.Wide Audience Prelates Proes: Hit 'Terrible Evil' Of Sterilization RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 12 (NC) -- The Bi,shop of Richmond said here sterilizations performed at a Vir- ginia hospital are a "terrible evil deserving of "utter protests and condemnation. Bishop John J. Russell told a press conference the "obvious and crudely sel- fish" purpose of reducing taxes by encouraging mothers of poor families to be sterilized after that every person "who be- lieves in the dignity of the hu- man person must be revolted by this practice . . ." Bishop Russell thus added voice to the condemnation by Archbishop Patrick A. Q'Boyle of Washington who condemned sterilizations per- formed at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va., in a sermon in his cathedral. Archbishop O'Boyle said Fan- quiet Hospital's program has elleadflnes and Deadlines: 2 And 2 oEquals 5, Maybe 3 the birth of their third child and thus avoiding increased public assistance for them." The Archbishop s p o k e at a Mass in St. Matthew's Church, September 9. "Sterilization of innocent in- dividuals, whether voluntary or compulsory, is fundamentally wrong not only because the Catholic Ch ur ch says it is wrong, but because it directly violates a natural right which is so profoundly sacred that it may not be taken away from the individual by the state and may not be voluntarily surrend- red to the state by the individ- al," said Archbishop O'Boyle. Bishop Russell said that "it is reported that the same practice prevails in other maternity clinics in Front Royal, Va., and in South- ampton County, Va." He did not name hospitals involved. In the meantime, an array of other Catholic and some Protestant spokesmen, plus a Congressman, also condemned sterilization. Rep. Charles S. Joelson of New Jersey called for a Con- gressional investigation of the hospital if Federal funds are being used on the institution's program. "The contention that such sterilization operations are vol- untary sounds completely hol- low," he said in a statement. "The women involved are un- dereducated and underprivileg- ed. Father John C. Knott, director of the Family Life Bureau, National Catholic Welfare Con- ference, on a Washington, D.C., television program, asserted: "Sterilization o f individuals, whether voluntary or compul- sory, is fundamentally wrong." The NCWC official empha- sized it "directly violates a natural right which is so pro- foundly sacred that it may not be voluntarily surrend- ered to the state by an in- dividual." He added: "People are not free to destroy or mutilate their members or in any other way render them- selves unfit for their natural functions." Father Knott said the business of a physician "'is the preser- vation of life, not its preven- tion or elimination." By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Very likely, a n y o n e who is not confused by the news this week can make two and two equal five, or perhaps three. Item: President Kennedy said the U.S. will not invade Cuba, He called the military hard- ware the Soviets have been dumping there "defensive wea- pons." He requested Congress to give him stand-by authority to call up 150,000 reservists. Item: Khrushchev indulged in his favorite ame of rocket- rattling and de- NYt(, S nounced what 2llalysJ he called Pres- ident Ken- L nedy's "aggressive plans" and provocations to "aggravate the international atmosphere." He agreed with the Presi- dent that the arms being sent to Castro's regime were "ex- clusively for defense but contended that the defense was "against U.S. invasion." He sends President Kennedy a gift of five cases of good Russian wine--red of course. Item: Last week, the U. S. space scientists succeeded in changing the course of the vehicle Mariner II at a distance of one and one-half million miles out to bring it within 9000 miles of Venus. After six failures, the Sovi- ets have not yet been able to (Continued on Page 5) He interrupted a personal re- treat he is making in prepara- tion for the assembly of the world's bishops in order to give the address. Pope John said preparations for the council indicate that Rome will be the center of a new area in the history of the world. He said the council's at- traction to those interested in reunion with the Church causes him "serene joy." Pope John asked "everyone throughout the world" to re- cite and to get others to re- cite the prayer of the Mass for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. He asked that this prayer be repeated daily until the open- ing of the council: "Ahnighty and merciful God, through whose grace your faith- ful are able to serve you with dignity and joy, grant, we be- seech you, that we may run without hindrance toward the attainment of your promises. We, from all parts of the earth and from heaven, thus implore you. Through the merits of Jesus Christ, Master and Sa- viour of all. Amen." He said it would not be possible to find "happier ex. pressions more in accord with the individual and collective preparation for the success of the ecumenical council." On social teachings, the Pon- tiff put great stress on what he called the need for the Church to point up the sense of responsibility C h r i s t i a n s must show in their social life. It is this sense of duty and the good example it represents that draws non-Christians to the Church, he said. He added that "the grave problems" of society today press upon the Church and he said the council "will be able to present, in clear language, solutions which are demanded by the dignity of man and his vocation as a Christian." The council, he indicated, will explain the fundamental equality of all peoples "in the exercise of rights and duties within the entire family of nations." It will also make a "strenuous defense" of the sacred character of matri- mony he said. Pope John said those teach- ings which exalt the individual to such a position that he is in danger of being removed from his social responsibilities will hear again those "courageous and sublime words" of Mater et Magistra, his major social encyclical. Serrans To Honor Prelates VANCOUVER, B. C. m Two Northwest prelates will be honored Saturday, Sept. 22, by Serrans when they meet for Serra International's three-day annual District One convention here. In the spotlight will be Arch- bishop Edward Howard of Port- land and Archbishop William Duke of Vancouver. The two archbishops will be cited for their continued interest in Ser- ra, which promotes vocations to the priesthood. Coadjutor Archboshop Mar- tin M. Johnson of Vancouver will give the keynote address - that Saturday at the banquet, honoring the two other pre- lates. Under the direction of Igna. tius E. Morrison of Seattle, dis- trict governor, all proceedings will be held at the Bayshore Inn here. The meeting opens Friday, Sept. 21, and continues through the following Sunday. Theme is "The Serran in His Club and in the Lap Ap- ostolate." Delegates from Seattle, Tac- oma, Everett, Yakima, Spok- ane, Walla Walla, Portland, Willamette Valley, Ore., and imately 300 Serrans and their wives are expected. Welcome From World's Fair City GETTING SET to welcome to the Word's Fair City hundreds of delegates from throughout the Archdiocese to the third annual Archdiocesan Holy Name convention are from left City Councilman Clarence F. Massert, Gerald M. (Jerry) Oaksmith, arch- diocesan president: and Tim Sullivan. convention chairman. The convention, beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, at Seattle University, is expected to draw delegates from more than 80 parish societies. Behind the dignitaries looms the famous World's Fair Space Needle. --(Progress Photo by W. C. Heib Jr.) NCCW's New Latin America Program Receives Praise WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (NC)--A cardinal and an NCCW official in the forefront of the Latin Ameri,ca mission- ary program have lauded the National Council of C a tho lic Women's new study project. Focus: Latin America. The need for this type of a program was cited by Richard Cardinal Cushing. Archbishop of Boston, who said: "No citizen of the United States can afford to remain unconcerned about conditions in Latin America today." The Cardinal added: "I strongly urge Ameri- can Catholics to participate in the study pro- gram Focus: Latin America, sponsored by the National Council of Catholic Women, to learn of current eonditions and problems, to study alternatives for the future." In a letter to NCCW headquarters here, Father John J. Considine, M.M., director of the Latin American Bureau, National Catholic Wel- fare Conference. said: "The appearance of Focus: Latin America is a historic event. Never before in the English language have we had such a fascinating series of illustrated drama studies of our 200 million Latin American neigh- bors, prepared with authentic portrayal of the facts as the Latin Americans themselves know them, always with sympathetic appreciation of the Catholic role in the events and situations presented." Focus: Latin America, now available through the NCCW headquarters here, is an information kit of nine fact s h e e t s and an introductory booklet. In discussing the project, Mrs. Arthur L. Zepf, NCCW president, stated: "Our hope is that by focusing attention on the problems and :: :, potentials of Latin America we will develop individuals who not only want to help but know how they want to help." The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly will be honored Sunday, Sept. 16, by the Holy Name Society of the United States when the Archbishop of Seattle receives the national Shield of Blessed Gregory X-- Crusader. The award is given by the society to members of the hier- archy "who have notably fur- thered the Holy Name within their diocese." The presentation will be the highlight of the two-day con- vention o f the Archdiocesan Union of Holy Name Societies in Seattle starting Saturday, Sept. 15, at Seattle University. The award will be bestowed on the Archbishop at the brunch, scheduled at 11:45 Sunday in the SU Student Union Building cafeteria. Making the presentation will be Rev. Dennis B. McCarthy, O.P., national Holy Name di- rector. He will also give the principal address at the clos- ing session. The announcement from the society's national headquarters in New York said: "Since his accession to the See of Seattle, Archbishop Con- holly has notably distinguished himself in the interest of the Holy Name Society." It stated that the Seattle pre- late has designated the Holy Name Society as his organiza- tion for laymen in the Archdi- ocese. The society, the an- n o u n cement continued, has furthered t h e Archbishop's campaigns for proper obser- vance of Sunday and against pornographic literature and has served to promote the work of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Archbishop Connolly, it said, Convention Attracts HN Men Delegates from m o r e than 80 parish societies will attend the third an: nual Archdiocesan Holy Name convention Saturday and Sun- day, Sept. 15-16, in Seattle. Theme wilt be the "Second Vatican Council and the Pub- lic Image of the Church." All sessions will be held in Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium and the liturgical functions in nearby St. James Cathedral. In attendance will be Rev. Dennis B. McCarthy, O.P., na- tional director, who Sunday wilt address the Holy Name men at the closing general meeting. Two. other leaders will be taking part in the two-day as- sembly: Very Rev. Joseph M. Agius, O.P., Provincial of the Dominicans' Western Province and Holy Name western re- gional director; and John Mull holland, field director of the National Council of Catholic Men in Washington, D.C. Gerald M. (Jerry) Oaksmith of Seattle, archdiocesan presi- contributed the first $100 to- dent, will open the convention ward the establishment of a  o.n .m atur,4, .......... ., . ................ j. John D. fdm library whmh the soetety ; '$pellman of Seattle, archdio- maintains, cesan vice president, will give His personal interest, and consistent support with the a'i.d of pastors throughout the Arch- diocese have been reasons for the lay organization's Steady growth and development. The shield, which he will re- ceive, is named for Blessed Gregory X, the Pope who com- missioned Blessed John Ver- eelli to have the :Dominican Order promulgate devotion to the Holy Name. Previous recipients of the award have been the late Bish- op L. Ireton of Richmond, Va.; Archbishop Thomas J. Tooten of Mobile-Birmingham; Arch- bishop Joseph T. MeGucken of San Francisco; Archbishop Edward F. Hoban of Cleve. land; and Bishop Stanisiaus V. Bona of Green Bay, Wis. The presentation will mark the second conferral of a na- tional Holy Name award in the Archdiocese. In 1958. Joseph J. Wilson, now of St. Mary Par- ish, Seattle, received the Ver- celli Medal, given annually to the outstanding H ely Name man in the U.S. the keynote address. The first of three pmtels, highlighting the eonvention theme, will start at I0:30 a.m. Panelists, discussing "Ira. (Continued on Page 3) i in l'oday's Progress.. Page School Conflict Described As Greatly COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 (NC) -- The Ohio Board of Education pres- ident said here differ- ences and conflicts bet- ween Catholic and public edu- cation have been magnified out of proportion. Viyne E. Schaffer, the board head, told a standing-room- only crowd of priests, Sisters and lay teachers at St. Mary of the Springs College that those who are interested in the education of America's chhdren should emphasize the great areas of "common beliefs, com- mon problems and common goals." The principals and teachers of the Diocese of Columbus held their annual meeting August 29 and 30 at the college. Shaffer said educators often Magnified asked why schools---or teachers --aren't as good as they used to be. He noted the "golden age of education" is always the time when the person ask- ing the question was in school. This attitude has always been a fact of life for teach- ers and "the hardships of one but teachers still make less than plumbers." hnproving guidance and counseling. This, Shaffer said, could save a great many chil- dren from becoming dropouts. Bettering special education. Shaffer said the education of special children- such as the generation always become the deaf, the blind, the gifted, and lost virtues of the next," he the children of migratory work- said, ers--is necessary to give all a Among the major problems chance. facing educators, Shaffer men- tioned: The need for new courses. "]'he pool of human knowledge has doubled in the last 15 years, and will probably double in the nsxt." Dropouts. "Only 69 per cent of those who start school in Ohio graduate from high scllool." Attracting more teachers. "Pay is not the whole answer, Instilling a moral sense and non-materialistic values. "Many times a wrong snap judgment has ruined a child's whole life." More children coming into the schools. "Where we now have two classrooms, in 12 Full Text of Pope's World- Wide Message .......... 2 Discussion Club Format Simple .................. 3 - Signs of Life (Editorial) .............. 4 Best Stock on Market (Bishop Sheen) ......... 5 Altar at Lynden Conse- crated .................. g Postulants Received at Providence and Mt. St. Dominic's .............. 7 Football Forecast Gives O'Dea High Rating ...... 8 The Congo (Society for the Propagation 6I the Faith) .................. 10 - Exodusfrom Fear CARRYING A SCRAWNY CHICKEN in her hands attd a frightened child on her back, a tired, but determined, t Montagnard woman of central Vietnam is led by her young years we will need three; where we now have two teachers, we will need three in 12 years." Shaffer also outlined a pro- gram for improving our schools (Continued on Page 3) son away from her mountain home. Umilling to bc tools of the Red Viet Cong guerillas, these mountain people have begun a general exodus to the lowlands. So far, more than 60,000 have abandoned their homes to seek refuge in gov. ernment resettlement towns.