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Vol. 65--No. 40 41 Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Seattle, Wash., Friday, Oct. 5, 1962 Great Crescendo Of (Published every Friday) $4.00 per year--IOc per copy Prayers Council Success Major News Agencies Pope John Visits Enlarging Rome Staffs The writer of the follow. ing story is an American priest who formerly served as N.C.W.C. News Service correspondent in New Guinea and is now director o[ the Divine Word News Service, Rome. By Father R. M. Wiltcjen, S.V.D. ROME, Oct. 3 (N.C.) m The world's leading news- gathering a g e n ci e s are planning extensive word and picture coverage of the Second Vatican Council. A survey of the plans of their Headlines and Deadlines: News is Schirra " @Uplifting By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Once again, the U.S. sent an astronaut into orbit in plain sight of millions of "IV viewers around the world, something the So- viets have not done despite their claims to four similar ace achievements, e blastoff lifting Walter M. Schirra in his space craft "Sigma 7" for a six-orbit flight was bounced News off Telstar to Rome bureaus showed they are aiming at providing comprehen- sive coverage to reach millions of people throughout the world. United Press International, with more than 9,000 news- paper, radio and television clients, will have its regular staff plus five additional staff correspondents from London and Paris. Associated Press, which serves 3,500 newspapers and radio and TV stations in the United States alone, will have extra personnel from New York and also from England and Germany. In all, the AP will have six men working full time on the news coverage of the council and another five work- ing part time. The same totals will be working full and part time on picture coverage. Agence France Presse and Reuters also plan to increase their Rome staffs for the council. ANSA, the Italian news agency, plans to assign four men to cover the council full time. The American news weekly, Time, will have one man as- signed to council coverage full time, with three others back- stopping him as the need arises. Its sister publication, Life, is sending a special team of photographers as well as newsmen from Paris and New York. Newsweek's top Rome man, Curtis G. Pepper, who covered the World Council of Churches assembly in New Delhi last November, will de- vote full time to covering the worldwide gathering of blsh; ops and will have an assist- ant. Sergio Lepri, director of AN- SA, said that "clients in Mexi- co, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea have already asked for as much detailed in'formation as possible on the ecumenical council and we have answered that we shall do everything possible to satisfy their wish- es." John Earle, chief of the Reuters bureau in Rome, said his headquarters in London "recognizes that this is a ma- jor event in the life of the Cath- olic Church and that other re- ligions all over the world will have a direct interest in the proceedings." William F. Sunderland, UPI bureau chiefhere, said the council will be the "greatest religious event of our time or possibly even of the century." But he said that news coverage will be difficult. He said that "aside from the communiques to be issued by the press de- partment of the council, report- ers will have to try to get fuller explanations of the exact points of view of the different sides involved in each argu- ment." NewAnt" ,-Religious flalysls the opposite de Called side of the Cru$a another first for U.S. BERLIN, Oct. 4 (NC) --Pravda, the Soviet Communist party's main newspaper, has issued a call for a new militant struggle to stamp out religion. Moscow Radio immediately took up the retain. It cited Pravda's complaint that "athe- istic education is often carried out unsystematically . . . and without having, an impact on the basic mass of believers." But, according to information reaching here, Moscow Radio chose to do its bit for atheistic education at 4 a.m.--hardly the peak time for impact on be- lievers or anybody else. The Pravda editorial said REV. JOHN P. DONNELLY Named To New Post a bachelor's degree in journal. ism in August, 1959. Besides serving as editor of the I n I a n d Register, Father Donnelly has since his ordina- tion been a curate at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane. Since 1961 he has been chaplain of the Excelsior Club, an or- ganization for Catholic young adults, and a member of the advisory board of the State Legislative Subcommittee on Ob- scene Literature. that during the 45 years of Communism, the minds, mor- als, way of life and the entire spiritual image of the Soviet working people have undergone radical changes. But it la- mented that "old things are tenacious" and do not disap- pear without struggle. Then it said: "There are still more than a few Soviet people in the thralls of religion. Prejudices of the past and superstition prevent them from developing fully their creative forces in work, public life and in the construction of Communism." Radio Moscow in its report continued: "The paper calls on all party organizations and ideological establishments to carry out sci- entific-atheistic propaganda sys- tematically and purposefully and to explain patiently and convincingly the groundlessness of religious beliefs. In the press, radio, lectures and talks, hypocritical religious morality and attempts of ecclesiastics to adapt themselves to the' de- mands of the time must be exposed and the incompatibil- ity of scientific Communism with religion must be demon- strated so that all Soviet people become emancipated from the yoke of religious prejudices and become active creators of the brightest, just society on earth, communism." NCCW Plans For Convention In Final Stage DETROIT, Oct. 4 (NC)- Planning for the 31st biennial convention of the N a t i o n a 1 Council of Catholic Women moved into the final stage here. The convention will be held in Detroit's Cobo Hall from No- vember 3 to 7. The two-year planning aims at the largest gathering in NCCW history. More than 10,000 delegates and visitors from 50 states and from military posts overseas, are expected. Theme of the convention is "The Christian in a Changing World." People in the Soviet Union could have seen this on their televisions, if their government allowed it to appear on their screens, something which is as yet not known. They could also have heard messages direct from Schirra as he passed over their land, not relayed from his home port the way the conversations re- portedly made by the Soviet astronauts were transmitted. "I, too, see fire41ies," he told John Glenn as he passed over the West Coast on his second orbit. Schirra put in a good day's work, with over- time, as he traveled some 160,- 000 miles in nine hours until he successfully ditched in the Pacific Ocean near Midway (Continued on Page 10) Father Donnelly Heads Bureau of Information WASHINGTON, OcL 3 (NC)nFather John P. Don- nelly, editor since 1959 of the Inland Register, news- paper of the Spokane, Wash., diocese, has been named director of the National Catho- lic Welfare Conference Bureau of Information. He has also served as direc- tor of the Spokane diocesan Bu- reau of Information. Father DonneUy's appointment was announced here by Msgr. Paul F. Tanner, NCWC general secretary. He will assume his duties November 1. F a t h e r Donnelly succeeds Msgr. John E. Kelly, who re- cently resigned f:om the Bu- reau of Information to resume pastoral duties in the diocese of Trenton, N.J. Father Donnelly, 29, was born in Spokane November 14, 1932. He moved with his family to Wallace, Idaho, in 1934, remain- ing there until I942, when the family returned to Spokane. He made his seminary studies at St. Edward Seminary, Ken- more, Wash., and was ordained a priest May 24, 1958. Follow- ing ordination he studied at the University of Missouri journal- ism school, where he received / / Pope Prays For Council Success THIS PICTURE was taken as His Holiness Pope John XXIII bowed his head before the main altar at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on the feast of St. Paul's Conversion. It was on this feast in 1959 that the Holy Father first made public his intention to convene the Second Vatican Council. Yesterday the Pope traveled across Italy on the longest pilgrimage by a pope in nearly 100 years, again to pray for the Council's success. He went by train to the shrine at Loreto on the Adriatic Sea and returned by way of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. U.S. Bishops Set Clothing Collection For November WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (NC)--The Catholic Bish- ops' 14th annual Thanks- giving Clothing Collection will take place November 18 to 25, Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington, chairman of the National Catholic Welfare Con- ference Administrative Board, has announced. In a letter to the Bishops of the United States, Archbishop O'Boyle emphasized the plight and the continuing needs of the poor and afflicted in impover- ished and underprivileged areas of the world. "There is no measuring the value of the clothing collected each year in our annual Thanks- giving appeal as far as the poor and needy in distressed areas of the world are concerned," he said. "The fact that each year our good Catholic people re- spend so generously to our annual appeal for clothing at Thanksgiving is ample evi- dence that they are most anxious to cooperate in this yearly effort for the poor overseas," he declared. As in previous years, the used clothing, shoes, blankets, bed- ding and other mat -ials donat- ed during the Bishops' Thanks- giving Clothing Collection will be processed, b a 1 e d, shipped abroad and distributed by Cath- olic R e I i e f Services- NCWC, through its worldwide network of relief and rehabilitation proj- ects and centers established in 67 countries. Archbishop O'Bovle made spe- cial mention of the clothing sent by CRS-NCWC to victims of the earthquakes in Iron, Italy and Greece, the September typhoon in Hong Kong, where 75,000 were made homeless, and the recent disastrous flood in Spain. He called the clothing "a tre- mendous and vital help in their hour of need." He praised the parish priests, the Religious and the volunteer lay workers through- out the country who "have always been most generous in offering their cooperation in the conduct of the appeal, even though it entails great inconvenience and sacrifice.'* Final figures on the 1961 .Thanksgiving Clothing Collec- tion show that approximately 17,400,000 pounds of clothing, shoes, blankets, bedding and other useful materials were col- lected. According to Auxiliary Bishop Edward E. Swanstrom of New York, executive director of CRS-NCWC, these materials have an estimated value of $25 million. He a d d e d that their worth in term s of the great good they accomplished was be- yond human calculation. Shrines, Leads World In Petition Vatican City, Oct. 3 (NC) His Holiness Pope John XXIII has given the world's priests faculties for offering Mass from Midnight on Oc- tober 11 to allow Catholics to pray for the success of the Ecumenical Council at the moment of its opening on that day. VATICAN CITY, Oct. 4 (Radio, N.C.)--His Holi- ness Pope John XXIII made a 400-mile trip to pray at two of Italy's most famous shrines for the success of the ecumenical council a week before its opening. Pope John's railroad journey to the shrine of Our Lady at Loreto and of St. Francis at Assisi was the longest a pon- tiff has taken away from the Holy See in 105 years and the first time a pope has traveled away from Rome by train in more than a century. (Since January 1959 when the Holy Father announced that there would be a Second Vati- can Council, His Holiness has implored the faithful to pray for its success. Led by their pastors, Catholics everywhere are praying during these pre- Council days for the Holy Father's .intention.) The Pope's trip took place on the feast of St. Francis of As- sisi October 4. He went to the shrines, he said, "as a more intense invocation for heavenly protection," for the coming council. He left from the Vatican rail- road station at 7a.m. and ar- rived in Loreto at 11 a.m. After visiting the basilica, he left for Assisi, arriving there about 4:30 p.m. He retued to Rome in the evening. During the trip, the train slowed down at railroad sta- tions in the principal cities so the Pontiff could greet the crowds that had gathered. cording m tradition, the build- ing is the one in which Our Lady was bern and iv which the Annunciation took place. Many popes and saints have approved the tradition and nu- merous miracles are recorded at the shrine, The tradition states that the building was carried away from Nazareth in 1291 by angels, who took it first to Terasatto on the Dalmation coast in what is now Yugoslavia. The house is said to have been found by shep- herds in a Terasatto field where, the evening before, there had been no building or building materials. It contained (Continued on Page 2) Peace Corps Experiences Hardship By Jim Flanne CLEVELAND n It's too early to tell how well the Peace C 0 r p s volunteers will do their job of selling freedom in foreign coun- tries. But if they fail, it won't be because they have been coddled in their training. That w a s t h information gathered here from two young volunteers who left October 1 for service in Honduras. They are Mary Lou Jackson, a nurse, and James H. McAuley, teacher. Their training day at St. Louis University began at 7:30 a.m. and ended at 10 p.m. with time out only for meals. Saturday's sessions went from 7:30 to 5, and Sunday was an off day, but almost everyone u sed it for cramming. Their studies included an in- Reported On National And State Fronts: Budqet Lists Item State-Paid Birth For Information Control For Cases On Birth Control WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (NC)--A $1,000 item for distribution of birth con- trol information at local maternal and child welfare clinics is included in the District of Columbia budget for the 1963- 64 fiscal year. The District's budget bill, including the birth control item, has been approved by both the Senate and House, although other differences between the two versions have made necessary a Senate-House conference. The $1,000 requested in the budget would be for distribution of birth control pamphlets at clinics. In 1960, the D.C. Commissioners sought ap- proval for a program of distributing birth con- trol information and devices to clinic patients. On Welfare CHICAGO, Oct. 3 (NC)A state wel- fare official here has said he favors using public funds to finance birth con- trol treatments for mothers on relief. Harold O. Swank, executive secretary of the Illinois Public. Aid Commission, said mothers on relief should be allowed birth control treatments, including sterilization, with the aid agency, paying the bill. "If a woman requests sterilization or birth control medication and her doctor agrees, I think it should be done," Swank said. Swank said that case workers should not vol- unteer birth control information, but should give it only after a request from a relief recipient. The last visit to Loreto by a pope was made in May, 1857, by Plus IX, who also stopped at Assisi during his trip. Announcing Pope John's jour- ney, the Vatican City daily, L'Osservatore Romano, said: "The shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, which is one of the most venerable in the world, will be the goal therefore, as on many occasmns in past centu- ries, of a solemn act of love and faith on the part of the Vicar of Christ. His pilgrimage will serve to fire more greatly the faithful of the whole world in ardent prayers to Mary, Help of Christians." Birthplace Of Ma W The shrine at Loreto is a small building about 31 by 13 feet enclosed in a basilica. Ac- tensive c o u r s e in Spanish, plus history of the U.S. and Latin American eountries. After weathering the June-to- August St. Louis program, the volunteers were sent to Puerto Rico for a m .nth--to test their s p e a k i n g acquaintance with Spanish; to learn first hand the customs of Latin American peo- ples, and to test their physical fitness for Peace Corps work. Their ordinary day in Puerto Rico began at 6 a.m. with calis- thenics. It e n d e d about 9:30 p:m. O t h e r days, when they were in the field, volunteers sometimes had to c o n t i n u e around the clock. The physical fitness pro- gram included such things as ..... mountain climbing, h i k i n g a n d "drown - proofing." The (Continued on Page I0) What Doctors Say About Birth Control An enlightening series of birth control will be presented by The Progress every week, starting with this issue. Appearing under the auspices of the Catholic Physicians' Guild of King County, the seven-part series will deal with moral problems related to medicine. The articles on birth control will be the first of other tentative series dealing with medical moral problems. Dr. Raymond J. Clark is the lead-off writer, discussing the moral aspects of artificial and natural means of birth control. His article and the series itself will be introduced by Dr. John L. McKay, guild president. Dr. Edwin T. McCamy will follow with two articles. The first will concern the natural means of birth control and rhythm and the second on "Will Natural Means of Birth Control Work?" | i Dr. Emmett MeKillop later will discuss "Artificial Birth i Control," followed by Doctor Clark with "Birth Control by I Pills." The compiled work00 of variou:, physicians, edited by, Dr Robert J. Lowden, marks the sixth of the series on 'Birth ! Control by Surgery." Doctor McKay will conclude the series ! by discussing birth control by mechanical means. I (The first of the series may be found on Page 5,) | .! ,J