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Birth Control. a Complex Medical Moral Issue Poorly Understood: 'Can You Date A THE PROGRESS 5..-= 00Moral Aspects of Artifi:'al & Natural Means Divorced Person?' (During the next few months, a series of lems when related to medicine. We consider like too much theological double talk and hair forces have confused and tempted us with the it a privilege to be able to present the Cath- splitting, but is it? argument that rhythm is no different than the olic physicians' view on this seemingly com- plex matter, and hope that from this effort will grow a better informed Catholic laiiy. ]OHN L. McKAY, M.D.) By Dr.Raymond J. Clark OME Catholics suffer from many mis- conceptions in the whole realm of marriage, rhythm and contraception. Only an enlightened, intelligent Catholic laity and clergy can effectively counter the tremen- dous propaganda campaign being so effectively waged by misdirected but dedicated, highly or- ganized and well-financed groups. First, let us deal with the question most com- monly heard both within and without Catholic circles: "Why does the Church persist in maintain- ing her stand against contraception but con- done the use of rhythm when they are beth basically the same?" The so-called "Church's position" represents nothing more than an appreciation of the natural law governing all humans, not only Catholics. This law very simply recognizes man's re- spensibility for his acts. We recognize that the purpose of the appe- tite for food is to satisfy the body's nutritional requirements. But we may not eat in excess on the one hand, nor, on the other hand diet so severly as to injure our health. It seems a foregone conclusion, obvious and repulsive to us all, that we may not eat; then, as in Nero's time, resort to some means to induce vomiting. The reason is clearly that this breaches natural law and resorts to a primitive, repug- nant act simply to allow us the pleasure of eating with the respoasibilty of the discomfort or the weight gain from the calories eaten. Is the above argument so difficult? Why, then all of this confusion with respect to sex? unnatural means of birth control. It seems clear that, as in dieting, rhythm is a natural means which recognizes the right to coitus but also sees the responsibilities at- tendant upon the gratification of this appetite, namely possible conception. Any intelligent person would admit pleasure is secondary to nutrition in eating and so in sex it is secondary to procreation. Though Nero is repulsive to us as a slave to the pleasure of eating and vomiting only to eat more, is it any different than the use of condoms, diaphragm, jellies and pills to allow one the pure unlicensed pleasure of sexual re- lations without responsibility for our acts? The main error in our thinking is we fail to recognize the most basic problem of this whole controversy and our reluctance to accept the simple truth that we are only happy when we control our appetites and passions. articles will appear in The Progress under the auspices of the Catholic Physicians" Guild of King County. The first series will deal with the subject of birth control. This topic, which has long been much VJmiscussed and, at times, poorly understood, is becoming more complex ith the advent of drugs that can control fertility and, thus, conception. Because o/these and other medi- cal advances, it becomes apparent that we must re.affirm our moral principles. Involuntarily, the practice of medicine becomes involved in any complete discussion birth control. Thus, it is our purpose to troach thi.s subject from a medical stand- point and include the surgical, oral, mechan- ical and natural methods of birth control, along with the corresponding and ever- present moral principles involved. In writing these articles, we, as Cathoiie physicians, will be fulfilling an obligation to assist the ..... clergy in dealing with moral prob- To the average person the answer seems Obviously, it is Powerful passion and powerful (To be continued) 00hysicians' Om'ld A'xms To Aid Clergy, Laity /A N obligation to assist O tlining the King County "m guild s programming, Doctor the clergy m deahng M e K a said. " " y . There Is no wxth moral problems, re- yardstick on activities." lated to medicine, has been un- But he did mention three tra- on medical moral problems and to assist the clergy and the laity in solving them, Dr. Me- Kay pointed out. Another organization, fulfill- ing similar aims, is the Catho- lic Physicians' Guild of the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, headed by Dr. James McNerth- hey. dertaken by approximately 110 members of the Catholic Physi- cians' Guild of King County. Their aim in presenting the physicians' views on matters springs from the hope that their efforts will produce better-informed Catho- fie laity on medical moral prob- lems. The four-year-old guild in King County is headed by Dr. John L. McKay, physician and surgeon from St. Joseph Parish Seattle. Other guild officers are Dr. Steve J. Wood, vice president, and Dr. Emmett McKillop, secretary-treasurer. Chaplain is Rev. Theodore Sullivan, pastor of St. Mark Parish, Seattle. The guild was primarily organ- to afford Catholic physi- fans to become better informed ditional events and two in the "talking stage." The traditional events include the annual Day of Recollection at St. Thomas Seminary, the annual St. Luke's Day Mass and breakfast-meeting and two other business meetings during the year. "These meetings may in- crease depending on the need," he added. The St. Luke's Day Mass will be said this year at 7:15 'a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Provi- dence Hospital c h a D e 1. The breakfast-meeting will follow in the Providence Nurses' Lounge. Among activities in the "talk- ing stage" is the plan to afford University of Washington medi- cal students through the New- man Club an opportu|Jty to be exposed to medical moral teachings. The guild has also been asked to moderate a discus- sion group for Seattle Univer- sity premed students through the SU Sodality. Topic will be "The Role of the Catholic Physician in Everyday Liv- ing." Legion Of Decency Listed here are ratings of the latest films received by the Na- tional Legion of Decency. First-Run Movies Showing In Seattle A-I--Phantom Of the Opera, Wild Westerners. A-2--Hands Of A Stranger. A-3--The Interns. Other Movies Currently Showing A-l--No Time For Sergeants, Merrill's Marauders, M u s i c Man. Whistle Down the Wind, Five Weeks In a Balloon, Tea- house Of the August Moon, Horse Soldiers, Friendly Per- suasion, Delicate Delinquent, Sad Sack. Biblical Renaissance By JOHN J. ECKHART S a book satisfies needs, so does it grow in importance. There is a growing realiza- tion that what we as Catholics need is a greater appreciation of exegisis, Bible study and understanding. We have been properly criticized by Protes- tant scholarship in that past because of Catholic apathy in the field of Bible study since the 19th century. M. l'Abbe Georges Anzou aids greatly in clarifying both our past and present position regarding biblical studies. The Word of God (B. Herder Book Co., 255 pp., $4.75) is an excellent example, as well as erudite exposition, of the re- newed and growing Catholic interest in the Bible. This is not to infer, as l'Abbe Anzou emphasizes, t h a t the Church has ever considered the Bible as anything less than the revealed word of God, or has at anytime relegated the Bible to a position less worthy than it deserved. In his section of the book that deals with historical back- ground of the Bible he indi- cates the respect, the devotion, that the Church has always had for the Old and New Testa- taunts. He does not bother to fur- ther explode some of the old Protestant bromides concern- ing the Church forbidding the reading of the Bible, or chaining the Bible to the Wall so the simple-minded Medieval laity could not read the revelations of God. He does put the history of the Bible in the West in its proper ating fields of study are avail- able to any who would plunge further into exegisis, etymol- ogy, anthropology, and of course Hebraic history. Perhaps m o r e than any- thing else this book accom. plishes the task of awaken- ing lay, as well as clerical, interest in the intrinsic rich- ness and value of the Bible, and he does this in a manner removed from the staggering footnote and academic pro- fandities that can kill rather than vivify. But if the reader follows scriptural studies no further than this exemplary introduc- tion, he will know a deal more about his Bible, the founda- tion of faith, than he did be- fore. While we are ail aware, per- haps subconsciously in some instances, of the interior di- mensions of God's word, l'Abbe Anzou does much to external- ize this flowering awareness. ---J.J.E. ERASMUS, by John P. Dolan, Ph. D, Fides. HE name, Erasmus, often evokes the lift- ed eyebrow. After all, didn't he flirt with heresy a little bit? Of course, he stayed in" the fold, but weren't there a few glances toward the Protes- tant whirlwind outside? startling at such a time, but now, in the age of ,'.e laity, we read his works arid wonder what all the fuss was about. Erasmus was a humanist and an advocate of the classics. He was blamed, then. for taking many of l:is ideas from pagan sources, but a study of his writ- ings reveals the fact that for him all good things pointed to Christ; and should lead to Christ. His critism of the monks was virulent However, no historian, Cath- olic or other wise, will try to contend now that it was un- founded. The lax lives of many of the clergy was another cause of scandal that drove people from the church. On looking Lack at Erasmus, it becomes clear that instead of plucking the blossoms of the Reformation, he was fighting it at the root. The first part of this book is an introduction and analysis of Erasmus bv Dr. John Dolan. He studies Erasmus' writ- ings, and his commentary is of great help when reading the second section. Dr. Dolan also quotes and answers criti- cisms that have been I ailed against Erasmus by various historians. The second part of Erasmus' own. It is: the Handbook of the Militant Christian and no one pursuing it can lose sight of the Christocentric ideal of It is time Erasmus was re- his thinking. evaluated. He was never heretical, merely far ahead of his times. When he wrote, the layman was singularly uneducated in context and perspective. But matters of religion, and most he does much more. of the clergy wanted it that He traces out the history of way. Indeed, tlis was one of the Bible as to its background, the reasons for the success of He is hard on those who fill their lives with novenas and devotions of the saints and points out how these things should turn us to Christ, and not crowd Him out. This book will give you a new look at Erasmus, and will perhaps help to restore him to his rightful place.-- A-2--Sayonara, Hell Is For writing, and transmission. In Heroes, Please Don't Eat the so doing he shows what fascin- Daisies, Kid Galahad, Mr. Sar- donicus, Crazy For Love. A-3--Payton Place, Return To Peyton Place, Mating Game, West Side Story, North By Northwest, Ask Any Girl, Boys Night Out, Sweet Bird of "Youth, Exodus, Only Two Can Play, Susan Slade. B--Young Guns. Condemned--Virdiana. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 6:00 p.m., Challenge, KOMO- "IV, Channel 4. "Censorship of Movies" is today's topic. Panelists Rev. William Treaty, Rabbi Ra- phael Levine and Dr. Lynn Cursor w i 11 discuss drive-in movies and subject material of movies. 7:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Pro- gram, KTVW-TV, Channel 13. The Rev. Francis L. Filas, S.J., chairman of the depart- ment of theology at Loyola University, Chicago, discusses "what Happens at Mass?" 9:15 a.m., Sacred Heart Pro- gram, KIRO-TV, Channel 7. "Is faith a sign of weakness in a person?" asks Rev. John R. Maguire, S.J., assistant pas- tor of St. Monica Church, Crave Coeur, Miss., in a series of television talks devoted to "Backgrounds of Faith." FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 2:30 p.m., F a m i 1 y Theater, KTNT-TV, Channel 11. "Dawn of America" drama- tizes the events that led to Christopher Columbus' voyage westward. A cast of more than 100 actors takes part. the Protestant revolt, by DOROTHY E C K H A R T The ideas of Erasmus were SMITH. God Permits Persecutions By MOST REVEREND FULTON J. SHEEN T is very diffi,cult for our puny minds to grasp why God should permit the Church in China to be destroyed; why He allows Northern Vietnam, which was the most Catholic part of the whole mainland of Asia, to suffer a Communist persecution, why He lets all our schools in the Sudan be closed. Here we must bow down in Faith, for we will never understand why God should allow the Church to be so persecuted when He has the Power to prevent it. O The history of the Church throughout the centuries is a "Sealed Book." The Apocalypse tells us that no one on earth can open it; only The Lamb can do so, and that will not be until the Last Day. We do know that when John saw its mystery, hidden and sealed, he said: "I was all tears." Today's happenings explain his sorrow. But the difference between God's thoughts and ways and our thoughts and ways is not only in the evil that is done to the Church, but in His mercy to us. God's pardon, unlike ours, 'is undisturbed by any sense of personal resentment, though sin is an offense against Him. It towers above the loftiest of earth's beauties of forgiveness, as the stars above the plain. We cannot weary His mercy, nor exhaust His pardon. Sustained by this knowledge, let we who are called, unworthily, to be members of the Church share in all her sorrows and persecutions. Oh, what you could do to your character and dis- position if you but daily put a dime at the foot of the Crucifix in your room in honor of the "Sealed Book," and then send it to the Holy Father through his Society for the Propaga- tion of the Faith at the end of each monthl GOD LOVE YOU to Mrs. 2II1. K. /or $5 "I received this sum for playing the rgan in church and want to give it to the mis- sions in thanksgiving for the 50years I have been able to play for His Honor and Glory." ... to Marie, ]ackie and Patrbcia for $5 "For all of God's poor children in mission lands." . . . to Mrs. G. D. /or $50 "I had a narrow escape with death--they found me lying between rows of corn, in the sun, after suffering a heat stroke. Tis offering is in thanksgiving for being Jound." . . to Mrs. ]. B. for $10 "'My children are all married, so now I bake wedding and birthday cakes. Please accept this part of my profits for the missions." Send us y0uf old gold and jewelry--the valu- ables you no longer use but which are too good to throw away. We will resell the ear. rings, gold eyeglass frames, flatware,, etc., and use the money to relieve the suffering in mis- sion lands. Our address: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 366 5th Ave., New York 1, New York. Cut oat this enlumn, pin your sacrifice to it and mall it to Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, National Director of the See|cry for the Propa- gation of the Faith, g 5th Avenue, New York 1, N.Y., or your Archdiocesan Director, Rev. Stephen Szeman, get Terry Avenue, Seattle 4. By Rev. John L. Thomas, S.J. Associate Professor, St. Louis University Is it wrong to keep company with a divorced person? A former classmaie of mine is going steady for several years already with a non-Catholic divorced man whose wife is still living. When I talked to her about this, she says they don't intend to get married Can slze receive the sacraments which she does--or does she live in mortal sin? I don't suppose any sincere Catholic girl ever starts dating a divorced person with the serious intention of marrying him. In our society, dating has come to serve a variety of purposes. Although its primary purpose is to provide suitable op portunities for meeting and selecting prospective marriage part- ners, it has also become the major means through which the unmarried can participate in social life. Dating for "fun," or entertainment, that is, dating with no serious thought er intent of Feature Films On Television Bellingham KING-TV (NBC) Channel 5 KVOS-TV Channel 12 KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7 Tacoma Seattle KTNT-TV (CBS) Channel 11 KOM0-TV (ABC) Channel 4 KTVW-TV Channel 13 MOTION PICTURE CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONAL LEGION OF DECENCY: A-l--Morally Unobjectionable for General Patronage; A-II--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults and Adolescents; A-III--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults; B--Morally Objectionable in Part for All; C--Condemned; SC--Separate Classification; NR--No Rating Available. (Note: The ratings listed below were those given the original movies. Most films be]ore being shown on tele- )vision are edited to conform to the television code and to the individual station's time schedule. For this reason, objectionable parts contained in the original plot may be deleted in the television version and thus the original Legion rating may not be entirely'correct.) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 2:00 p.m.--KOMO-TV--BIg Leaguer ...................................... A-1 2:30 p.m.--KING-TV--The Bribe .,'r ...................................... A-11 3:00 p.m.KIRO.TV--Henry and Dizzy ................................... A-1 4:00 p.m.KTVW-TV--Indlan Agent ...................................... A.1 5:30 p.m.KTVW-TV--So Soon to Die ..................................... NR 8100 p.m.--KTVW.TV--Fugttives for a Night ............................. A-1 9:00 p.m.--KING-TV--The Egyptian ........................................ a 0:00p.m.KVOS-TV--The Ghost and Mrs. Muir ......................... e 0:30 p.m.KTNT-TV--Ruthless .............................................. B 1:00 p.m.--KIRO-TV--The Unseen ........................................ A-1 1:15p.m.--KOMO-TV--Across the Wide Missouri ....................... A-11 SUNDAY, OCTOER 7 I:30p.m.KVOS-TV--Young Wives Tale ................................. NR 3:00p.m.KIRO-TV--Roed to Zanzlzor ................................. A-11 4:00 p.m.KOMO-TV:--Mr. Imperlum .................................... A-11 4:00p.m.--KTNT-TV--The Man Who Came To Dinner .................... B 4:30p.m.KTVW-TV--Beeuty for the Asking ............................ A-11 5:00p.m.--KVOS.TV--Tarzan Finds o San ............................... A-1 7:30 p.m.--KTNT.TV--Caught ............................................ B B:00 p.m.KTVW-TV--Below the Sahara ................................ A-11 8:30 p.m.KOMO-TV--Haedlum Priest .................................. A-11 9:00g.m.KTNT-TV--Back in Circulation .............................. A-11 1:15 p.m.--KOMO.TV--Unseen Enemy .......... , ......................... A-1 11:35p.m.--KING-TV--Under the Cover of Night ....................... A-11 MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 9130 a.m.KOMO-TV--Pl red Wife ......................................... e 10:00 a m.KTVW-TV--Big Game ........................................ A-1 I: 30 p.m.KTVW-TV--Chaslng Yesterday ................................. NR 2:30p.m.--KTNT-TV--Her Husband's Secretary ......................... A-I 3:30p.m.--KING-TV--ThrlII of a Romance (Part 1) ......................... 4130 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Prlsonor of Zenda .................................. A-1 6100 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Actlon la Arabia ................................... A-1 10:00p.m.--KTVW-TV--The Man Who Dared ............................ A-11 10:30p.m.--KTNT-TV--One Touch of Venus ................................ B 10:00 p.m.--KVOS.TV--Forbldden Street .................................... E 11:30p.m.--KOMO-TV--fflame of Youth .................................. A-11 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 9:30a.m.KOMO-TV--Lone Wolf Meets a Lady ....................... A-11 0:00a.m.--KTVW-TV--FIve Came Back .................................. A-11 1130 p.m.KTVW-TV--Melody Cruise .................................... NR 2130p.m.--KTNT-TV--Here Comes Carter .................................. A-1 3:30p.m.--KING-TV--ThrlII of a Romance (Part II} ................... A-]I 4:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--GenUeman Jim .................................... A-1 6:00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--The Master ,Race .................................. A-11 10:00 p.m.--KVOS.TV--F:utler Brush Man ................................. A.11 10:00 p.m.--KTVW.TV--Gunga Din ......................................... A-1 10:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--The Big Wheel ....................................... B 11:30 p.m.--KOMO-TV--Thunder Over Tangiers ............................ A-1 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 9:30 a.m.--KOMO-TV--MIss Pacific Fleet ................................. NR 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--LIttle Orvle .................................  ..... A-1 1130 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Double Deal ............................... ....... A-11 2:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--On Trial ............................................ a 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--Vanessa, Her Love Story ........................... NR 5130p.m.--KVOS-TV--Home in Indiana ................................. A.11 6:00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Mexican Spfffire at Sea .......................... A-11 10:00 p.m.--KVO$-TV--Patterns .......................................... A-1 10:00 p.m.--KTVW.TV--GIrl in Every Port .................................. B 10:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--FabuIous Derseys .................................. A-1 11:30 p.m.--KO/O-TV--Frlvate Affairs .................................... A-I THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 9:30 a.m.KOMO-TV--Soclet y Smug01ers ................................. A-1 10:00 a.m.--KTVW-TV--Muslc in Manhattan ............... , .............. A-11 1130p.m.--KTVW-TV--One Crowded Night ............................... A-11 2:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Love Is on the Air ................................. A.1 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--Sporting Blood ......................................... S:30p.m.--KVOS-TV--Mask of Dimltrlous ................................ A.11 6:00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Riff Ruff .......................................... A-11 6:30 p.m.--KIRO-TV--Target Zero ........................................ A.1 10:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Summer tie ............................................ B 10:00 p.m.KTVW-TV--Macao ............................................. e 10:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--DevW s Pass ....................................... NR 11:30p.m.--KOMO-TV--The Famous Ferguson Case .................... ..NR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 9:30a.m.--KOMO-TV--Swlng Out the Blues .............................. A-11 10:00a.m.--KTVW-TV--Saint in New York ............................... A-11 1:30 p.m.KTVW-TV--Powder Town ................................... A-11 2:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Dawn of America .................................. NR 3:70 p.m.--K ING-TV--Th rue Comrades ..................................... B 5130 p:m.--KVOS.TV--Dstant Drums ..................................... A-11 6'00p.m.KTVW-TV--Star of Mldnlght ................................... NR 110:00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Glrl In the Case .................................. A-I 10:30 p.m.--KTNT-TV--MlracIe of the Bells ............................... A-1 11:30 p.m.--KOMO-TV--Thunderlng Jets ................................... A-1 Q This Review Is Sponsored by Chotlc Gifts l Church Goods, Inc. Religious goods for the home, church end school. A pleasant shopplnq atmosphere with a select vari- ety of religious gilts. 607 Union St., Seaffle I MU'ual 2-3929 4 / / selecting a mate, has become widely accepted ' among all age groups today. Continuing a trend started after World War I, the focus of recreation and entertainment among the unmarried has shifted increasingly from the home or family to one's age group, and since their activities are mainly couple- centered, most participa'Jn in social life in- volves cross-sex associatiorls or dating, FR. THOMAS Indeed, this pattern is so generally accepted that any other relationship tends to arouse considerable suspicion. These popular attitudes toward dating go far to explain the reasoning or rationalizing through which your friend-and a dis- tressing large number of other Catholics try to justify their con- duct when dating a divorced person. They usually begin by insisting they are only seeking entertainment, and inasmuch as all parties concerned are quite aware that there can be no thought of marriage, they con- .... tend that this form of dating offers a ligitimate means of participating in social fife. Their self-deception is also supported by another false premise that conveniently remains implicit; namely, that the divorced person is somehow similar to an unmarried person, or, in other words, that the civil divorce decree has freed him from the bonds of a valid marring e. Laboring Under Misconceptions his premis tends to remain implicit, for every informed Cath- olic knows very well that a civil court cannot dissolve a valid marriage contract, even though the civil courts in this country erroneously presume to do so. Unfortunately, some pooorly-instructed Catholic apparently believe either that only Catholic marriages are valid or that only the marriage bend between Catholics cannot be dissolved by civil divorce. At any rate, whether many labor under this misconception or not, it is evident that far too many act "as if" a divorced person were free from his marriage bonds, for though they would probably hesitate to keep company with a married man, they seek to justify their similar conduct with one who has been divorced. Considering the current dating patterns, facile rationalizations and misconceptions, we can anticipate continued 'heavy losses to the Church stemming from this conduct. According to reliable estimates, some 800,000 persons are divorced each year, the majority of these eventuall3, remarry, and they do not necessarily i remarry other divorced'persols. Like your friend, many Catholic girls start out by insisting that they are dating divorced persons only for entertainment. Yet by its very nature such dating readily leads to mutual emotional or sexual involvements, and once their relationships reachthis stage, they find it easy to convince themselves that their need for each other is greater than their need for God, so they contract an invalid marriage. An analysis of suCh'affairs rrveals several typical patterns. First, a couple may start otit with the clear understanding that they cannot marry, but since they continue to date, this understanding serves merely as a convenient rationalization en- abling them to avoid taking an objective view of the situation until they are too deeply involved to care about spiritual con- sequences. Invalidity Proof Needed econd, since divorce is widely accepted by non-Catholics, they may proceed well along in the courtship process before re- vealing to the Catholic party that they have been divorced. At this point, a sincere, informed Catholic would discontinue dating at once, or at least, until presented with clear proof that the previous marriafe was invalid, yet some Catholics continue the affair while blindly clinging to some vague hope or rumored belief that the Church may not recognize such mar- riages as valid. Third, some divorced Catholics start dating on the pre- text that their marriage was invalid and will shortly be declared invalid or be annulled by the Church. Unmarried Catholics should know that a marriage must be regarded as valid until declared otherwise by the proper Church , authorities. The mere fact that a marriage case is being studied by a Church court or is believed to be invalid by the partners means nothing in terms of freedom to engage in dating. 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