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%-2-.T/THE PROGRESS Fr;ch7,1,SeR. 14, 1962 Pope Asks Recitation Of Mass Prayer For Council Speaks To World One Month Before 00:Council Opens (Complete Text of Address) VATICAN CITY, Sept. 11 (Radio NC)--Follow- ing is the text of an English translation of the address made by His Holiness Pope John XXIII September 11, in which he asked for recitation of a Mass prayer for the Second Vatican Council. " The great anticipation of the ecumenical coun-  cil, just a month away from its official opening, is shining in the eyes and the hearts of all the children of the holy and blessed Catholic Church. In the course of three years of preparation, an i, array of chosen minds assembled from all parts of the world and of every tongue, united in sentiments and in purpose, has gathered together so abundant a wealth of doctrinal and pastoral material as to pro- vide the episcopate of the entire world, when they ;;: meet beneath the vaults of the Vatican basilica, themes for a most wise appl!cation of the Gospel &apos; teaching of Christ which for 20 centuries has been " the light of humanity redeemed by His blood. ' We are therefore, by the grace of God, proceed- : ing satisfactorily. -,. The prophetic words of Jesus, pronounced in , view of the final consummation of the world, in- : spire the good and generous dispositions of men-- '- especially at certain periods in history--to a fresh start towards the highest peaks: "Levate cap:.ta vestra, quoniam appropinquat redemptio vestra" [Lift up your heads, your redemption is at hand] (Cfr. Luke 21, 20-33).  Considered in its spiritual preparation, the council which is to meet in a few weeks, seems to merit that invitation of Our Lord: "Videte omnes arbores cum tam producunt ex se fructum. :,, Ira et vos . . . scitote quoniam prope est regnum DeW [Behold the fig tree, and all the trees. When they put forth their buds, ' you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these :", things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near.] (Ibid.) This phrase, "Regnum Dei," (The Kingdom of God) ex- :. presses fully and precisely the tasks of the council. Regnum Dei signifies and is in reality the Church of Christ: one, holy, catholic and apostolic. Just as Jesus, the Word of God made man, founded her, for 20 centuries He has preserved her, and still today vivifies her by His presence and His grace. Through her, He is continually "renewing the ancient miracle which during successive ages, at times harsh and difficult, bore her in adversity and in prosper- ity, thus multiplying the victories of the spirit: Victories of truth over error, of good over evil, of love and peace over divisions and opposition. The Terms Of The Contradiction Good and evil are with us still and will remain with us in the future. This is because the free will of man will always have the freedom to express itself and the possibility of going astray. But the final and eternal victory will be with Christ and His Church in every chosen soul and in the chosen souls of every people. It seems happy and opportune to Us here to recall the sym- bolism of the Easter candle. At one point in the liturgy, see how His name resounds: "Lumen Christi." The Church of Christ, from . every point of the earth, responds, 'Dee gratias, Dee gratias," - as though to say: "Yes. Lumen Christi; Lumen ecclesiae; Lumen gentium." What else has a council ever been, in fact, but a renewal of this meeting with. the countenance of the risen Christ, glorious and immortal King, radiant for the whole Church, |or the salvation, the joy and the splendor of mankind? It is in the light of this apparition that the ancient psalm comes very seasonably: "Extolle super nos lumen vultus tui Domino. Dedisti laetitiam in cor mourn." [0 Lord, let the light of your countenance shine upon us! You put gladness into my heart.] (Cfr. Ps. 4) A true joy for the universal Church of Christ is what the ecumenical council intends to be. Its reason for xistence is the continuation, or better still the most energetic revival, of the response of the entire world, of the modern world, to the testa- ment of the Lord, formulated in those words which He pro- nounced with divine solemnity and with hands stretched out towards the farthest ends of the world: "Euntes Ergo--docete omnes gentes--baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiri- tus Sancti--docentes cos servare omnia quaecumque dixi vobis." [Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.] (Cfr. Matt. 28, 19-20). The Church Wishes to be sought again as she is, in her internal structure--vitality in her own behalf--in the act of You'll Pope Issues Be Glad Regulations Too- For Councd VATICAN CITY, Sept. 12 (NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII When You Buy Delicious AT ALl. BETTER GROCERY SUNNY - JIM has put the finishing touches on preparations for the Second Vatican Council by ap- pointing the council's major of- ficers and spelling out its rules and procedures. He did so only five weeks before the' council's opening, by issuing a motu proorio--the technical name for a document drawn up and signed by the Pope on his own initiative. One of the Pope's acts was to name a presiding council of 10 cardinals who will take turns in preriding over plenary ses- stuns of the ecumenical council in the Pope's name when he is not present. The 10 are from nine nations, and among them is Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. The motu proprio was releas- ed September 5. It is known as "Appropinquante c o n c i I i o " from its opening words (With the advent of the council.. 3. (The regulations for the council will be published in lull in The Progress next Fri- day), Classified advertising gets results in The Progress. Home to sell, buy or rent? Call MAin 1-88g0, Extension 21 STORES and solve your problems the --_-_-_-_-.,.-..---.--.-. easy way. r Seating Arrangement For Council's Opening Session THE SEATING of the Council Fathers along the nave servatore Romano. At the end of the main aisle will be the of St. Peter Basilica is shown in this artist's conception of papal throne and seating for the council administrators. the general assembly of the Second Vatican council which More than 3,000 Cardinals, patriarchs, bishops, consuhants appeared in a recent issue of the Vatican newspaper, L'Os- and observers will be accommodated along the tiered gallery. presenting anew, above all to her children, the treasures of en- lightening faith and of sanctifying grace, which take their in- spiration from those final words of Christ. They are words which express the preeminent task of the Church, her titles of service and of honor, namely, to vivify, to teach and to pray. Duty To Live Up To Teaching Considered in the relations of her vitality in her own behalf, that is, in face of the needs and demands of peoples--those hu- man circumstances which turn them towards the esteem and enjoyment of earthly goods--the Church considers it her sacred duty to live up to her teaching: "To pass through earthly goods in such a way as not to lose those which are eternal." (Cfr. Third Sunday After Pentecost; Collect). It is from this sense of responsibility before the duties of the Christian called to live as a man among men, as a Christian among Christians, that so many others, who although not Chris- tians, in reality ought to feel themselves drawn by good example to become Christians. This is the door that leads to that so-called activity, exterior yes, but entirely apostolic, of the Church, from which those words take their vigor and radiating power: "Doeentes eos servare omnia quaecumque mandavi vobis." [Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.]' The world indeed has need of Christ, and it is the Church which must bring Christ to the world. The world has its prob- lems and it is with anguish at times that it seeks a solution. It goes without saying that the busy preoccupation to solve them with timefiness, but also with rectitude, can be an obstacle to the spread of the whole truth and of that grace which sancti- fies. Man seeks the love of a family around the domestic hearth. He seeks daily bread for himself and for his dear ones, his wife and his children. He aspires toward and feels the duty to live in peace both within the national community and in relation with the rest of the world. He is aware of the attractions of the spirit which leads him to educate and raise himself. Jealous of his liberty, he does not refuse to accept its legitimate limitations in order to correspond more fully with his social duties. These most grave problems press ever upon the heart of the Church. . . in Time . . . in Eternity Hence, she has made them an object of attentive study. The ecumenical council will be able to present, in clear language, solutions which are demanded by the dignity of man and of his vocations as a Christian. Here are some of them: The funda- mental equality of all people in the exercise of rights and duties within the entire family of nations; The strenuous defense of the sacred character of matrimony (which imposes upon the married couple an understanding and generous love, from which results the procreation of the children), considered in its religious and moral aspect, within the framework of the gravest responsi- bilities of a social nature, in time and for eternity. Those doctrines which favor religious indifference or denial of God and of the supernatural order and those doctrines which ignore Providence in history and exalt out of all proportion the person of the individual man, with the danger of removing him from his social responsibilities, should hear again from the Church those courageous and sublime words already expressed in the important document Mater et Magistra, in which is summed up the thought of two thousand years of the history of Christianity. Another Point Of Enliqhtenment Where the underdeveloped countries are concerned, the Church presents herself as she is. She wishes to be the church of all, and especially the church of the poor. Every offense against and violation of the Fifth and Sixth Commandments of the Holy Decalogue; the neglect of tasks which flow from the Seventh Commandment; the miseries of social life which cry for vengeance in the sight of God;. all this must be recalled and deplored. The duty of every man, the impelling duty of the Christian, is to look upon what is superfluous in the light of the needs of ethers, and to see to it that the administration and distribution of created goods are placed at the advantage of all. This is called the spread of the social and community sense which is innate in true Christianity. And this is to be energetically put into action. What is to be said concerning the relations between the Church and civil society? We are living in the midst of a new political world. One of the fundamental rights which the Church can never renounce is that of religious liberty, which is not merely freedom of worship. The Church vindicates and leaches this liberty, and on that account, she continues to suffer anguishing pain in many coun- tries. The Church cannot renounce this liberty, because it is in- separable from the service she is bound to fulfill. This service does not stand as the corrective or the complement of what other institutions ought to do, or have appropriated to themselves, but it is an essential and irreplaceable element of the design of Providence to place man upon the path of truth and liberty which are the building stones upon which human civilization is raised. The ecumenical council is about to assemble 17 years after the end of the Second World War. For the first time in history, the Fathers of the council belong, in reality, to all peoples and nations. Each of them will bring his contribution of intelligence and of experience, to cure and heal the wounds of the two con- fliers which have changed profoundly the face of all countries. . . Powerful Precept of. Peace The mothers and fathers of families detest war. The Church, mother of all without distinction, will raise once more that plea which rises from the depth of the ages and from Bethlehem and from there on Calvary, in the hope that it may spread abroad in a prayerful concept of peace: a peace that prevents armed conflicts; peace which should have its roots and its guarantee in the heart of each man. It is natural that the council in its doctrinal structure, and in the pastoral action it promotes, should wish to express that yearning of peoples to travel upon the path which Providence has assigned to each one; to cooperate in the triumph of peace and to render it more noble, more iust and more meri- torious for all this earthly existence. The bishops, pastors of Christ's flock, "ex omni natione quae sub coelo est" [Devout men from every nation under heaven] Cfr. Act. 2, 5) will recall the concept of peace, not only in its negative aspect, which is the detesting of armed conflicts, but even more in its positive demands which require from every Cardinal Spellman Council Executives VATICAN CITY, Sept. rules which must be observed, 12 (NC)--Fi'ancis Cardiaa- and establishment of proced- ures al Speelman, Archbishop _. .... of New York, is one of 10 Car- , Among Its prowsmns are tnese dinals Pope John XXIII has _  ........... u " - w ,.atm Is me otncml tan- named to the co ncfl of pres- , ..... guage, amougn moaern mn dency for the coming Second ..... " Vatican Council. guages are auowea m one mrm of council sees,on Other Cardinals are from " ' @ Request that the Bishops keep their speeches within a 10-minute limit. N o n - Catholic observers eight other countries. The new secretariat for ex- traordinary affairs of the coun- cil is headed by Amleto Car- dinal Cicognani. Albert Cardi- nal Meyer, archbishop of Chi- cago, is among its seven other members. The Pope in addition set up 19 commissions for his council in Motu Proprio just made pub- lic. In general they parallel preparatory commissions es- tablished two years ago and are headed by the same car- dinals of the Roman Curia who headed preparatory groups. The long Motu Proprio cov- ers all phases of the council. It is divided into three major parts -- discussion of who will participate or assist in the council's development; listing It Among Oppose Reform Of Calendar JERUSALEM, I s r a e I, Sept. 12 (NC)--A committee will be set up here to combat proposed can attend two forms of coun- reforms of the present civil cil sessions, calendar which would lead to Requirement of two-thirds the Jewish Sabbath falling on majority of votes for enact- different days of the week in ment of matter for presentation different years. to the Pope. Formation of the committee Cardinals named to Council was decided on at a meeting of of the Presidency in addition to rabbis at the office of the Chief Cardinal Spellman are Cardi- Rabbinate here. nals Tisserant, Lienart, Tap- pouini, Gilroy, Play Deniel. Frings, Ruffini, Caggiano and Alfrink. 1,898 May Vote At Council When the Second Vatican Council convenes in October, it will be attended by 2,816 bishops, canon- ists and theologians, three times as many as in the First Vatican Council in 1869. The estimate is given by Henri Daniel-Rops, French Catholic wrffer, in a book on the council published by Hawthorn Books. If currently existing principles of Canon Law are ob- served, the author says, voting rights will be limited to 1,898 cardinals, archbishops, residential bishops, superiors of re- ligious orders, prelates and abbots nullius present. The 918 other participants--titular bishops, nuncios, vicars and prefects apostolic and certain theologians and canonists-- will take part in the discussions. Calendar reform was among the topics discussed at pre- paratory meetings in Rome for . the coming ecumenical council. Amleto Cardinal Cicognani, Papal Secretary of State, pre- sented his proposal as Presi- dent of the Preparatory Com- mission for the Oriental Churches. Nigerian See Raised VATICAN CITY (NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII has raised the Apostolic Prefec- ture of Yola, Nigeria, to the rank of a diocese and made it a suffragan of the Kaduna (Nigeria) archdiocese. The Pon- tiff named Msgr. Patrick Dalton, O.S.A., Prefect apos- tolic of Yola since 1950, as the first Bishop of Yola. S man a knowledge and constant pracuce of his own duties: hier- arcy, harmony and service of spiritual values open to all; pos- session and use of the powers of nature and science, use which is directed only and exclusively to the aim of elevating the standard of the spiritual as well as the economical welfare of all nations. Living together, coordination and integration are the noblest of ideals which echo in the international gathering, bringing hope, instilling courage. . . Deeper Application of Love The council desires to exalt, in a holier and more solemn form. the deeper application of fellowship and love. which are natural needs of man and imposed on the Christian as rules for his relationship between man and man, between people and people. O mystery of Divine Providence, by which the imminent celebration of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council once again uncovers and exalts, in an incomparable light, the duty of service and spiritual dominion of the apostolic chair, a duty which em- braces the destiny of all" humanity! Rightly did Prudentius, the ancient Christian poet, sing in his day of the triumph of the Divine Redeemer in the act of designating Rome the center of the new era in the history of the world, an era which had taken its inspiration and name from Christ. (Cfr. Prud. Peristeph. Hymnx II, VV 461-470;P.L. 60, Col. 324). During this preparation for the council, it has been possible to prove this. The precious links in the chain of love, which already from the first centuries of the Christian era, the grace of Our Lord had forged with the different countries of Europe and of the then-known world for the perfection of Catholic unity, and which through various circumstances seemed, later on, to grow weak and in fact to break, now attract the attention of all those who are not insensitive to the new breath which the project of the council has aroused here and there, in anxious desire fraternal reunion in the embrace of the ancient common mother, Sancta et universalis mater ecclesia. Here is the reason of Our serene joy which surpasses the first spark which We had when We first began the preparation of this world gathering. O the beauty of the petition in the liturgy: "Uno cuncto populo Christiano pacem et unitatem largiri digernis." [Deign to grant peace and unity to a united Christian people.] O the overflowing joy of the heart on reading the 17th chap- ter of St. John: "Ut omnes unum sint." [That all may be one.] Unum: one in thought, in word and in work. The ancient bards of the glorious deeds of Christendom (Cfr. Prud. Ibid.) returning to his stimulating motive for universal cooperation in justice and fellowship among all the nations, with telling force loves to recall to all the children of the Church that at Rome the two princes of the apostolate, Peter and Paul, are always in attendance. Paul, is the great vessel of election specially reserved to announce the Gospel to those who have not yet received it and Simon Peter, who for 20 centuries, seated in the first chair, is ready to open and to shut the door of Heaven: to open, you understand, dear children, to open the door in this life and for eternity. With forceful words he addresses the pagan idols--begone from your places, leave the people of Christ in perfect liberty. It is Paul who drives you out. It is the blood of Peter and Paul which cries out against you. . . from the East and the West In milder tone, the humble successor of Peter and Paul in the government and apostolate of the Catholic Church, on this vigil of {he council, loves to address all his children throughout the world, ex oriente et occidente (from the East and the West), of every rite, of every language, with the prayer of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost It would not be possible to find a happier expression more in accord with the individual and collective preparation for the success of the ecumenical council. We desire all throughout the world to repeat and to get oth- ers to repeat with insistence this prayer during these weeks from September 11 to October 11, the opening day of that great conciliar assembly. These words seem to come from Heaven. They give the note to the choral chant of the Pope, the bishops, the clergy and the people. One canticle alone rises up, mighty, harmonious, penetrating: "Lumen Christi, Dee gratias." This light shines and will shine throughout the ages. Yes, Lumen Christi, Ecclesia Christi, Lumen gentium. "Almighty and merciful God, through whose grace your faithful are able to serve you with dignity and joy, grant, we beseech you, that we may run without any hindrance towards the attainment of your promises. We, from all parts of the earth and from Heaven, thu implore you. Through the merits of Jesus Christ, Master. and Saviour of all. Amen." (Cfr. Prayer of 12th Sunday after Pentecost). i ii i Seminary Site Purchased OCONOMOWOC, Wis., (NC) -- The St. Columban Foreign Mission Society has purchase a 77-acre tract of land here as the site of a new minor college- level seminary. 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