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q L, .... h John E,.khart C 11 t P f tio a o er ec n Ily JOHN J. ECKHART "CHILDREN OF GOD," by rice of Love of the Father. along known lines of ortho- Msgr. P. Cuttaz, Fides Pub- His final,, conclusion bears doxy, pointing up again the lishers, inc., 391 pp., $5.95. repetition. We must all be- : bX A/OULD it not seem there come saints." t tVVtf is a correlation between "IN SILENCE WITH GOD," by the increasing noise and con- Archabbot Benedict B a u r, O.S.B., Henry Regnery Co., fusion of the modem world, 231J pp., $4.00. and the subsequent increase in the volume of books that call ]AUR needs never to enun- us, direct us, teach us to better It ciate the fact that we are it ,know and appreciate the verity aU called to mystic commun- f creation, that is the Will of ion. This entire book is writ- God. ten on the premise that we Both this book and the one already know and appreciate following teach, direct, call, that fact, and are now ready to what you will, concerning this begin the long, narrow road to fundamental essential, perfection. Monsignor Cuttaz was first While Monsignor C u t t a z introduced :o American read- ers with his work, "Our Life spoke with love and candor, he of Grace," published in 1958. spoke to the mind. This is not This present book completes bad. A ,rd compliments that first es- This author, I think, speaks Ua y. In the first book, Monsi- w. gnat Cuttaz dwelt upon the way ever so slightly more to the God, our Fether, deals with His heart. Nor is thiB bad. Actu- children. What He does for us. ally they are only the mani- ThiB book, in loving detail festation of two men of great talent saying much the same (which nu W seem an odd ob- jective t hang on detail) thing, each reflecting the truth through the medium of programs what the duties of his own gift. , the child are, to more closely align his will with that of the As we mentioned at the start Father. , of this effort, there seems to be a welcome increase in the The atthor draws on the book of spiritual guidance This genius of the past. This wealth particular work deserves our of the past he passes on; not attention as it flows from the ,?nly the thoughts of those that pen of an individual who has A, ent before, such as the Gos- spent his adult life following Vpels, ad St. Francis de Sales, the will of God in the strict but by tbe prowess of his own spiritual life. talent, the synthesis of what His fame as a retreat master was best for our benefit, alone would demand our full And as so many such au- attention. But he is more. He thors, one of his important con- is the abbot of one of Europe&apos;s clusions is "Mental prayer is most famous monasteries, and not limited to geniuses or theo- he is one of very few great logians! All one needs is n contemporary names in spir- -'eart capable of loving." itual literature. His book is divided into In the parlance of our en- two primary parts, that is vironment, the man knows .. The Mystlque of the Love whereof he writes. of the Father, and The Prac. Like Cuttaz, Baur develops i Feature Films On Television ' Belltngham R'ING-'rv (NBC) Channel $ I KVOS-TV Channel 12 KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7 [ Tacoma ') Seattle KTNT.TV (CBS) Channel II KOMO.TV. (ABC)Channel 4 KTVW-TV Channel 13 MOTION PICTURE CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONAL LEGION OF DECENCY: A-I--Morally Unobjectionable for General Pltrcnage; A-II--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults and Adoletcents: A-III--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults: A-IV--Morally Unobiectionable for Adults, with reservations; B---Morall3' Objectionable in Part for All; C--Condemned; NR--No Rating Available. q  fNoe: Tbe ratings listed below were those given the ' original movies. Most films before being shown on tele- vision are edited to onform to the television code and to the individaat station's time schedule, For this reason, objectionable parts contained in the original plot may be setted in the television verston and thus tH original Legion ratin ma not b# entirel7 torrett.) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 12:00 p.m.KVOt-TV--Top Gun ............................................ AI 3:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--The Ghost and the Guest .......................... AI 0:00 p.m.--KTVN-TV--,Gun Piny .......................................... A)  9:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV--BIood Alley ........................................ All 9:00 p.m.KINO-TV--Hever So Few ........................................ B 10:15 p.m.--KTNr-TV--Son of Frankensteln ................................ AH 11:00 p.m.KIR0-TV--Garden of Evil ..... , .............................. AI! 11:25 p.m.--KONO-TV--Ballaut at 43,000 .................................... AI 11:35 p.m.--KIN0-TVCorson CIty ......................................... AI SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 11:00 a.m.--KIRo.Tv--Swlrl of Glory ..................................... NR 2:00 p.m.--KIhO-TV--Rogues of Sherwood Forest ........................ At 4:30 p.m,KTqT-TV--Tarzan cmd the Green Godess ................... .NR 4:30 p.m.KTqT-TVPowder $meke Range .............................. NR 6:00 p.m.--KVOS.TV--Mnn from Laromle ................................ All [ 7:00 p.m.--K1NT-TVBlffer Victory ..................................... All 7:00 p.m.--K'lVW-TVRePent at Leisure ................................. All 9:00 p.m.KWW-TVSvper Sleuth ....................................... At .. 9:00 p.m.KOMO-TVHole In the Head ................................. All )) 12:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Nlght Unto Night .................................. All MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 9:00 o.m.--KOMO-TV--A Life in Balance ................................ All 11:00 a.m.--KVOS.TV--They Won't Believe Me ............................. O i 2:00 p.m.KTNT-TV--Take It or Leave It ................................ B 3:30 p.m.KINO.TVPalntlnu the Clouds With Sunshine ................ All 3:30 p.m.--k'TVW-TVWe're On the Jut7 .................................. AI 7:00 p.m.--KIRO-TV--Wor of the Colossal Beast ........................ All 7:00 p.m.KTVW-TVToII In the Saddle .................................. AI 10:00 p.m.WrNT-TV--Amazlng Mr. Williams ............................ AI) 10:45 p.m.kTVW-TVWI.,Je Girl ................ , ......................... AI 11:00 p.m.--WOS.TV--Captaln Horatio Hornblower ........................ AI 11:1 p.m.--gOMO-TVMaulln Rouge ..................................... B 11:30 p.m.KIRO.TV--Web of Evidence .................................. AIII TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 9:00 a.m.<OMO-TVReformer and the Redhead , ...................... AI ) 11:30 a.m.--KVOS-TV--They Won't Believe Me ............... , ........... e 2:00 p.m.--KTNT-TVAmazlng Mr. Williams ............................ All 3:30 p.m.--KTVW-TVBehlnd Prison Walls .............................. All 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--Flame of Calcutta .................................. All 5:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Run of the Arrow ................................ All 7:00 p.m.--KTVW-TVWaoon Master .................................... AI 10:15 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Appolntment In Berlin ............................ All 11:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Road to Ball ...................................... All 11:15 p.m.--KOMO-TVCh(na Gate ........................................ All 11:30 p.m.--KtRO-TVCarnlvol Story ....................................... O WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 9:00 a.m.--KOMO-TV--The Forbidden Street .............................. B 11:30 a.m.--KVOS,TV--Three Secrets ....................................... B 'J:00 p.m.--KTNT.TVAppolntment In Berlin ............................ All $:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Annohel Takes a Tour .............................. AI 3:30 p.m.--KING-TVThe Ea and I .................................... All S:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--The Little Giant ................................... All I 7:00p.m._KTVW.TV_Woman On Pier 13 .............................. NR 9:00 p.m.KINO-TVBeau James ........................................ B 10:00 p.m.KTNT.TV--Flama of New Orleans ............................ All 10:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Submarlne Base .................................. All 11:00 p.m.KVOS-TV--Mogambo ............................................ B 11:15 p.m.--KOMO-TV--The Tender Trap .................................... B 11:30 p.m.--KIEO-TV--Desert Fox ........................................ All THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 9:00 a.m.KON.O-TV--Glrl In White ....................................... AI 11:30 a.m.KVOS.TVThree Secrets ........................................ O 2:00 p.m.KTNT-TVFlome of New Orleans ............................ All 3:30 p.m.KIN-TVThe Egg and I ............................... .....All 3:30 p.m KTYW-TV--Submorlne Ease .................................. All 3:30 p.m.KVOS-TVJungle Patrol ....................................... AI 7:00 p.m.KTYW-TVAffalr With a Stranger ............................ All 7:00 p.m.KTgT-TV--JunQle Book ...................................... A!! i 10:30 p.m.KTVW-TVGlrls' Town ....................................... " II:00p.m.KVOS-TVThe Easy Way .................................... NR 11:1s p.m.--KOIAO-TV--Men In War ...................................... All 11:30 p.m.KIRO-rVTreasure of Panha Villa .......................... All 1:00 a.m.--KVOS.TV--They Drive hy Night ............................... O FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 9:00 a.m.KOMO-TV--Shootout at Medicine Bend ........................ AI 11:30 a.m.--KVOS-TV--Docepllon .............................. , ........... All 2:00 p.m.--KT.NT-TV--Ho Y Terror ......................................... A1 3:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Glrls' Town ...................................... All 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--Raton Pass ......................................... B S:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Sand ................................................. AI 7:00 p.m.--KVW-TV--Abe Lincoln In Illinois .............................. AI 7:00 p.m.--KRO-TV--The FBI Story ...................................... AI 10:00 p.m.--KrNT-TV--Counter Attack .................................... All 10:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Masked Raiders .................................... AI 11:00 p.m.KVOS.TV--Whlle the City Sleeps ................................ B i 11:00 p.m.--KIRO-TV--Terror from the Year .SO00 ........................ All 11:15 p.m.--KO,O-TV--Band of Angels ..................................... B 1:00 a.m.--KVOS-TV--Dlspatch from Reuters .............................. AI This RO IS Sponsored by Catholic Gifts & Church Goods, Inc. Religious goodl for the home, church and school. A pleasont shopping atmosphere with a select ,rIMY of religious gifts. 607 Unlon St., Seattle I MUtual 2.3929 importance of love, of God's will. It is a book to be pon- dered, not skipped through. It is a book to he re-read, not dropped in the sbme dusty corner that holds the new fiction. If you don't think it might apply to you, then heed. "We must accept the daily disappointments we experience in our inner life---our tempta- tions, our lack of persistence, our disturbing first thoughts, our emotions, our imperfect- tions, our weaknesses, our help- lessness, "our failure to con. centrate in prayer, our blind. ness and stupidity, our want of insight, irresolution in earry- in.g out the promptings of con- science and inspiration, the foundering of our good inten. tions." Does any of this sound like anyone you know? The author knows his poor brothers in Christ--the rest of us. Overlooking Bounty If half of humanity suffers from hunger, it is not because of any failure of God's Provi- dence. It is because we have yet to show a passionate deter- mination as His instruments in seeing to it that all men share in the benefits to the earth's bounty. i Mission Sunday By MOST REVEREND FULTON J. SHEEN HE Holy Father has declared that this Sunday be observed as Mission Sun- day throughout the world. How we wish that every Catholic in the United States could be here with us in Rome to hear bishops from all parts of the world tell of the conditions in which their people live, conditions of starvation, sickness and sub-human housing. Perhaps then, on THIS Mission Sunday, each of you would be inspired to help the Holy Father right the glar- ing imbalance between us and our impoverished brothers. e It is almost impossible for us who live in the U.S. to grasp the horrors, anguish and emp- tiness of stomachs and hearts in the slums of the world. Two hundred million Indians live on less than $3 a month; their diet is rice and pepper water once a day, sometimes one meal every other day . . . half the children in the world have no chance for education, and far more than half above the age of 10 have never been to school. Every year, 15 million more Chinese and six million more Indians are born into these conditions. If this increase continues throughout the world, within 40 years more than 76 out of every 100 people on earth will belong to underdeveloped nations. e The future of the U.S. depends not upon its economic growth, but upon the aid that Christians, as well as taxpayers, give to these undernourished, sick and badly housed. Nor is this only an economic problem; it is a moral and spiritual problem. Is it not over our civilization that Christ weeps and says: "Would that even today you knew the things were for thy peace?" His tears are being shed over the Cain that is within us; over the un- suspecting, unheeding cities; over the parishes and dioceses of our civilization; over each individual who asks with indifference: "Am I my brother's keeper?" How much do you love the world? The poor? Your faith? The missions? Just picture yourself looking out of a window of your Church. What do you see? Two billion souls who know not Christ! Lepers! Africans! Asiatics! Brothersl It is this suffering, agonizing, persecuted, thirt- ing Christ in the poor, the lepers, the slum dwellers and the unevangelized who will one day rise upin judgment, saying, "I was hungry . . I was thirsty . . . I was naked . . . and you gave Me to eat. You gave Me to drink." Or, "You gave Me not!" Mission Sunday is the only day in the en- tire year when you are asked to aid Christ in every single part of the world. You may not be able to help everyone, but you can aid him who aids everyone. And that is the Holy Father All monies collected are sent to him, and he aids all equitably Remember.. anything you are asked to sacrifice is small in proportion to what mis- sionaries and even your brother Catholics are suffering. No one else is bidding for the heart of the world except the Heart of Christ. Help usl GOD LOVE YOU to R.W.B. for SMiO "I have seen poverty in Asia and India. Believe me it is something. This year I did not go on a cruise and so I can give $350 directly to the Holy Father through you" . . . To B. MacN. tar $5 "Once again I forward my offering to you. You have given me the most realistic picture of the hardships endured by our neigh- bors. I quit smoking about two weeks ago and am lending you the money I would ordinarily have spent on smokes. I sincerely hope that my offering will help someone who can use it as a necessity and not as a luxury as I have done in the past." . . . To Anon. [or 850 "This money was intended as a gift for the children of a relative we were visiting, but when we saw how much they had, we decided that it could be used by some good missionary to far better advantage." We are not asking for your sacrifices only, but for your prayers as well. To remind your- self to pray for the Missions in every part of the world, order the Worldmission RoBary. Each decade is a different calor and repre- sents the five missionary continents of the world. Send your request and an offering ef $ and you will receive your Rosary blessed by Bishop Sheen. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mail to M os t Reverend Fulton ]. Sheen, National Director of the Society for the Propa- gation at the Faith, 366.5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001, or your Archdiocesan Director, Rev. Stephen Szeman, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104. Saga of Four Air Flights (Continued from Page 1) some rough sailing on the poll. tical level and their missions can scarcely be said to have been entirely successful. On the other hand they were in no sense failures. Only the French President is in a position to evaluate the outcome of his sojourn because it seems he is the only one who knows why he went to Latin America in the first place, and he is not likely to reveal his impressions now. Although he was received at every one of the 10 capitols with polite respect, the en- thusiasm that might be expect- ed to show whole-hearted ap- proval seemed to he lacking. More than that, in several in- stances his welcome was mar- red by hecklers and demonstra- tors. Traveling u n d e r unusual- ly strict security rules, Queen Elizabeth came to Can- ada to pour oil on the troubled political waters, only to suffer rebuffs, indignities and even boos, especially by the more vociferous elements advocating Quebec independence. Apathy a n d indifference among the people marked the queen's presence, rather than outright hostility, but it is still a question if the British monarch succeeded in as- suaging the bitter resentment of the dissident groups in Canada toward London. It is also doubtful that the royal visit helped to bolster Canadian Prime Minister Les- ter Peerson's government. The controversy may well end up by a complete revision of Canada's Articles of Confedera- tion drafted 100 years ago. Although President Macapa- gaps call in Washington and his conferences with President Johnson uppeared to be mostly concerned with trade economic matters, very probably he also discussed the Southeast Asia situation. This much can be deduced from press interviews and speeches he delivered during his tour. In Los Angeles, for U. S. would pull out of South Vietnam. Furthermore, he said that the first thing thut must be done to defeat the Communists in Southeast Asia is to "win the people" and this would ap- parently imply strong U.S. action against the Reds. Tshombe Returns Attracting m o r e attention than these three but achieving even less in the way of results was Premier Moise Tshomb's unpropitious trip to Cairo. He ,planned on attending t h e so - called nonaligned nations conference in order to seek aid against the Com- munist.led rebels threatening his government and to inform the other delegates of Red China's support o f those rebels. Although legally qualified to attend the conference, he was seized upon his arrival and held as a virtual hostage under house arrest by Presi- dent Nasser's police. After three days, he was permitted to leave Cairo last Friday. On his way home he stopped in Paris where he complained bitterly about the treatment he had received, calling it not only undiplomatic but "in- human." He also accused Nas- ser of trying to dominate the African continent and in doing so contriving to keep the Congo weak and chuotic. Nasser wants him to break diplomatic relations with him so that he can recognize the rebel regime in Stanley. ville, Tshombe charged. Speaking as the representa- tive of "Black Africa" as well es of the Congo, the Premier warned other African nations of the dnger of Nasser's in. fluence. Tuesday, Tshombe returned to his capitol city of Leopold- ville where the most massive popular demonstration in the Congo's history welcomed him. The 15 miles from the airport to the center of the city were lined w i t h wildly cheering crowds estimated at more than 200,000. The jeep bearing the example, he stated that it smiling, waving Premier was would be disastrous if the followed by e motorcade fiv.e miles long. There was little in his de- LNU I':  lj meanor to indicate that he had in any way been de- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 pressed by his rough ex- 6:30-7:00 a.m., The Hour at the Cruel- tied, KTL.N, Olympia, 920 on the diM, and KITI, Ceatralia.Chehalls, 1420 on "' Calendar SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 6:30-7:00 a.m., The Hour o! the Cruci- fied, KVl, Seattle, 570 on radio dial. 7:30 a.m. The Calholic Hour, KiNG SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, TWENTY. radio, 1090 on dial. SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTE- Interviews with Council Fathe from COST MISSION SUNDAY MASS: SI In- alL over the world. Iqultateslf thou shalt observe (Green). 7:45 o.m. Hour of St. Francis, KXA, GI. 2nd Pr. of Propagation of the Seattle, "Heart Divided." Faith (under one conc uson), 3rd of S:00 a.m. The Hour of the Clfled, St. Luke, Cr., Pref. of Trln. Mass for KBKW, Aberdeen 1450 on radio dial. S:00 a.m. Lamp Unto My Feet, KIRO.TV Channel 7. Prescntatlon of Pope John's Encycll- eal of Easter Week 1963. 6:30 p.m. Chollongo, KOMO.TV, Chan. nel 4. Panelists Rev. William TreacY, Rab- bl Raphael Levine and Dr. Lynn Car- son discuss "Time to Sit and Rest." 7:15 p.m. Sacred Heart Program, KTVW. TV, Channel :3. New series at tatks begins. 9:30 p.m., KOMO, radio, "Seaffle Unl. versify. New educational series with guests from Seattle University. NIGHTLY 11:30-12:00 p.m. The Rosary, KTVW. TV, Channel 13. Sign-off broadcasts o decade of the Rosary In beautiful picture and sound. EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9"30-10:00 p.m. The Rosary, KTVWTV, Channel 13. Sign.off broadcast, a decade of the Rosary in beautiful picture and sound. Parish. MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, ST. PETER ALCANTARA, CONFESSOR, M A S $ : Justus--The Uust man (White). GI. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, ST. JOHN KANTY, CONFESSOR, MASS: Mlsera, tlon--Man's mercy (White|. GI. WEDESDAY, OCTOBER 21, COM. MEMORATION OF ST. HILARIONt ABBOT, MASS as on Sun. (Green). No GI., 2nd Pr. of St, Hllarlon, 3rd of St. Ursula and Camp., no Cr., Com. Pref. Or MASS: as lustl--The mouth of the lust (While) (Com. of Abbots) Gl., 2nd Pr. of St. Ursula and Camp. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, FERIAL THURSDAY, MASS as on Sun. (Green). No GI., no Cr. Cam. Pref. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, ST. AN- THONY MARY CLARET, CONFESSOR, MASS: SacerdotesThy priests (White), GI. Abstinence. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, ST. RA- PHAEI., ARCHANGEL, MASS: Bene- dLctionaiess the Lord (While). GI, World governments, but not for , perience in Cairo, although there can be no doubt that he is even more fully aware of the problems that lie ahead for his government. Of one thing he can be cer- tain, and that is the over- whelming support of the non- Communist Congolese populace. One second thought, perhaps Tshombe achieved more by being the victim of prejudice at the hands of Nasser than if he had been permitted to attend the conference. Aligned Pro-Left A survey of the week-long proceedings of the nonaligned Cairo conference can lead to only one conclusion: it was aligned pro-Left. Officially it had no agenda, showed no prominent leader- ship, no bajeetive or pur- pose, despite mention in the concluding communique of the "principles of nonalign- ment." The meeting was dominated largely by the leftist spokesmen who seemed to be competing with one another in denounc- ing the Western nations even by name and on specific issues. For example, the demand that the U.S. relinquish the raval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, and withdraw all its garrison. By contrast, Red China und the Soviet Union were favored, Moscow being praised for hav- ing put over the limited unclear test ban treaty and Peking for wanting membership in the UN. It seemed, therefore that the alleged nonaligned jam- boree was nothing more than an indoctrination program in favor of the Communist bloc and against the West. Anti-colonialism, as applied to Western nations but not against Red imperialists, loom- ed hrge as a discussion topic and endorsement of the right of revolution against F r e e the slaves of Communist em- pires, was implicit. A 31-page communique was issued at the conclusion of the conference Oct. 11. Here are some of the points agreed to by the assembled delegations: It called for a new Geneva conference on Vietnam and the entire region formerly known as Indo-China. It called for termination of the U. S. military mission to South Vietnam. It called on the U.S, to lift the embargo of Cuba and tG i n i t i a t e negotiations with Castro to place relations be- tween the two conutries on "a normal footing." It denounced domination of Latin America by the U.S. It condemned foreign or non- African intervention i n t h Congo and demanded that all non.African mercenaries be dis- charged immediately. It reserved its severest condemnation f o r Portugal and South Africa, recom- mending complete embargo on all trade or other rela- tions with these countries. As this was the officially- designated second conference of nonaligned nations, it might have been expected to say something about disarm- ament, which comprised the principal reason for calling tho meeting at Belgrade, Yugo- slavia, in 1061. But this matter was scarcely noted. When India's prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, proposed sending a delegetion to Red China to appeal that she give up plans for developing nu- clear weapons, he was curtly rebuffed. Wonder why. Following the 1961 conference at Belgrade, delegations were. dispatched to Washington and Moscow requesting disarma- ment end discontinuance of nuclear testing. This time, nothing. NG cGoOMIN i G I N G HT DAY Fr;dey, OcL 16; 1964 THE PROGRESS5 'She's Breaking Up Our Marriage' By JOHN J; KANE, Ph.D. Professor of Soclolooy. Unlversl of Notre Dared My divorced nephew has recently remarried. My sister-in.law attempts to act like his mother, which she isn't, and keeps empha. sizing to me that he now has such a very nice wife and a little boy that it is too bad he did not meet her in the first place. I don't know what she is trying to rove, but I have an idea she would like to see my husband and myself separated and now after 41 years, 1 am still subjected to this needling. What do you think? OU are downright mistaken. If you have been mar- ried 41 years, you and your husband are probably at least in your early 60's. When a marriage has per- sisted for 41 years, the statistical probability of its breaking up is very slight. It is hard to imagine anyone in her right senses even desiring to see the marriage broken up. As Catholics, we are absolutely opposed to absolute di- vorce. By absolute divorce I mean divorce with the legal "right" to remarry. According to our beliefs, "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder." For the Catholic, marriage lasts until the death of one spouse with the exception of ecclesiastical annulment. In the case of an annulment, there never was any marriage in the first place. I feel you are somewhat concerned about the re-marriage of your nephew whom I also assume is a Catholic, and whose first wife is still living. You likewise resent comments that it is un- fortunate he did not meet the second wife in the first place. Be- cause of your particular religious values in this instance, you are verging on a type of superstition. It is hard for you to believe that a Catholic who obtains a divorce and then remarries can ever have a happy marriage. Obviously this is not the case. A happy marriage is a rather difficult matter to define. HERE is no doubt that some Catholics who obtain absolute divorces and remarry seem to be happy. No doubt they some- times feel a sharp twinge of conscience. For many, this may be a source of genuine worry, for others to whom their religion never really meant a great deal, there may be none of these feelings of guilt. This may be the case with your nephew. Among some Catholics there is some kind of a mixed up Puritanism. They actually believe, that a person who does not practice his faith conscientiously will "never have any luck." If one reads the words of Christ with care, they are ut times rather disquieting in the temporal sense. There is no assurance in the Gospel that one who practices his faith to the fullest extent will enjoy wealth or health. All you have to do is read the lives of some of the greatest saints to diseovere how miser- ably they suffered. It would be a very wise matter if this sort of understanding could be made clear to all Catholics. Certainly, the Church tries to do so, but a great deal of misunderstanding still persists. When tragedy overwhelms an individual, he is likely to ask, "Why did God do this to me?" It is as though he had a right to demand of God a better break in life because he tried to be virtuous. Carried to extremes, this is nothing more or less than super- stition and one can scarcely blame our separated brethren who sometimes criticize Catholics for these attitudes. It was unfortunate that your divorced and remarried nephew did not find his second wife in the first place. He probably would have been a happier man. He probably would have avoided divorce. I can sympathize with anyone who makes that wish for him. I cannot agree with the idea of absolute divorce and I would hnve to add that I feel it is more unfortunate that he obtained one. HY not devote your time and energy to praying for this nephew that God may give him the grace to return to the Church. (I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that he is a Cath. olic end this was the second marriage obtained as the result of an absolute divorce and the first spouse survives.) I think it might be quite wise to keep in touch with him. This marriage may be much less happy thau you are led to believe, and it may well be that his return to the Church could be facilitated by friends and relatives who treat him tolerantly. I doubt your sister-in-law's remarks have the kind of impli- cation that you imply. I am certain that if she ever did wish to see you divorced or separated, and I even doubt this, that she would still harbor such feelings. At the very least, you are being unfair. Try to put the entire though out of your mind nnd take some constructive steps to help your nephew, try to be kind to your sister-in-law both in thought and in deed. If time hangs heavily on your hands. I would urge you to throw yourself into some kind of work--church work, hospital work, or whatever--to take your mind off some of the thoughts over which you are now brooding. They are not healthy. They are dangerous. Try to forget them. RELIGIOUS SUPPLIES A Religlous Gift Means More St. Joseph's Catholic Gift Shop GL 4-0S84 First Communion Veils , ;!16 106th PLACE N.L IILLffU! You fly over the winter on West Coast Airlines Leave fhe ground fraffic fo fhe ground hogs. You're above all fhaf. West Coast Airlines Give Us a Fly Sometime!