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Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol 66--No. 44  41 Seale, Wash., Friday, Nov. I, 1967 Monk Says Church Not To Blame In Diem Trouble WATTALA, Ceylon (NC)mA Buddhist monk told students here that no self-respecting Buddhist should blame Ceylon's Catholics for the trouble be- tween South Vietnam's government and Buddhists there. Boyagama Dhammaaratna Maha Nayake Thera, a prominent Buddhist monk, told a meeting of the Buddhist Student Union that Buddhists in South Viet- nam suffered because of the dictatorial behavior of one man and his followers. Buddhists should protest against the actions of the Diem government, he said, but Catholics in Cey- lon should not be pilloried for something that is not their fault. In Jaffna, a working committee of the East Asian Headlines and Deadlines: Reds Want More Than Just Wheat By George N. gramer, Ph.D. We haven't sold any wheat to the Russians yet. They would prefer that we give it to them, or at least favor them with prefer- ential terms. Since the Moscow wheat dele- gation arrived in the U.S. to meet with U.S. officials and negotiate terms with private American grain traders, no progress has been reported on closing the deal. There has been much hag- gling over the cost of shipping: When President Kennedy grant- ed permission to sell wheat to the Soviet Union he stipulated that shipments be carried in U.S.-owned vessels and that export licenses be granted "for delivery to and use in the So- viet Union and Eastern Europe." It now appears that the Russians are complaining about the e0/ts, because U.S. transportation rates are too (Continued on Page 5) Christian Conference issued a statement on the Vietnam situ- ation, saying: "W e associate ourselves with the plea of His Holiness Pope Paul VI that proper rec- ognition of the rights of peo. pie be accorded and that all should work to establish fra- ternal concord. As Christians we advocate and defend for all men everywhere the free- dom that we seek for our own churches and their mem- bers." Representatives from Chris- tian Chur:hes in Ceylon, India, Pakistan, Burma, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia were at the Jaffna meeting. Meanwhile, 20 nursing Sisters have left a hospital in Well- sara, yielding to a government policy which will have all for- eign nursing nuns out of Ceylon by next March. At one time, 250 nuns were working in Ceylon's hospitals. The last group of nuns, 60 at Colombo General Hospital, will leave in March. Fears have been expressed that a government white pa- per soon to appear will make the position of private schools in Ceylon even more difficult than it has been since a 1960 law led to government take- over of most of the country's smaller private schools. Before the takeover started, there were more than 700 pri- vate schools. Now there are 48, most of them Catholic. CYO Convention Draws 700 The Olympic Hotel, a staid downtown Seattle landmark, is the site and setting of approximate- ly 700 .teen-agers and adult leaders, attending t h i s Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 10th annual Archdiocesan Convention. All proceedings will be on the up-and-up and certainly do credit to the reputable tradi- tion that is found in the well- known hostelry. For the edification of its younger as well as older dele- gates, the convention includes four plenary panels under the headings of the social, athletic, spiritual and cultural aposto- lates. Distinguished persons, known regionally for their stellar works, will participate as pan- elists. Their presentation of views will highlight the con- vention theme, "The Y o u n g Catholic in the Lay Aposto- late." Saturday's main social event is the banquet, start- ing at 6 p.m. Speaker is Rev. William B. Greenspun, C.S.P., of Washington, D. C., na- tional director of the Aposto- late of Good Will of the Con- fraternity of Christian Doe- trine. Award presentations at the banquet will also include the Archdiocesan Christ the King Plaques to the best operating teen clubs and the National Eagle of the Cross Medals to inspirational teen-agars. The convention mixer, fol- lowing the banquel, is: open to all non-delegate CY0 c a r d- carrying teen members. Ad- mission is $1.50 per person. Deanery delegates the three days will wear various col- ored h a t s, distinguishing their respective deaneries: green for central, gold for northern, red for western and blue for the southern deanery. The convention will conclude the annual observance of Na- tional Catholic Youth Week in the Archdiocese. e Medalist Praises Negro Leaders In Rights Issue NEW YORK (NC) Oct. 28 -- Leadership shown by Negroes has been the key force in the struggle for equal rights for all men, one of two men hon- ored for interracial justice work said here. This noint was made by James T. Carey, lecturer on criminal sociology at the Uni- versity of California, who with Percy H. Williams, a member of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Oppor- tunities, received a James J. Hoey Interracial Justice Award. The silver medal awards, named for the first president of t h e Catholic Interracial Council of New York, were presented to the two men at a luncheon by Auxiliary Bishop Philip J. Furlong of New York, who represented Francis Car- dinal Spellman. Carey, who is white, helped , f o u n d Catholic interracial councils in San Francisco and Oakland. He now lives in Berkeley, Calif. Williams, a Negro, resides in Washing- ton, D.C., and is a member of the Washington archdio- cesan Committee on Human Relations. A. Philip Randolph, presi- dent of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, said in an address at the luncheon: "The coalition of three religi- ous faiths has brought into the civil rights struggle a new force and a new factor that can make the difference be- tween failure and success in working out the problems." Referring to the August 28 civil rights march on Wash- ington, Randolph, its organizer, said it was the first time in his experience that "the three faiths agreed on a broad pro- gram to develop and exe- cute," and their participation was "not in terms of mere dis- cussion but in action." Carey said in accepting his award: "I rejoice that I live in a time when the leadership in the struggle for human equal- ity has passed from white to black hands so that a new people might continue in a new way the story of human dignity and freedom. I come here today as a penitent aware of my own inaction, of the in- action of all white people, even those who for a few brief dra- matic moments affirm their identity with suffering black men." Williams said much has been accomplished "in the pursuit of racial justice," but added that "there is so much still to be accomplished, and the ur- gency of the situation demands even more attention than it has previously received." Vatican Pavilion At World's Fair DEPICTED IS AN architect's rendering of the entrance of the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Constructed on an oval-shaped plot of land of 50,000 square feet, it will cost about $3,000,000. Surmounted by a lantern and a cross, it will rise 100 feet high. This court will be the approach to the exhibit area featuring Michelangelo's famed "Pieta" and other Christian art works. / / 17- Friday's The 13th Are Enough, Archbishop Writes ROME (NC) Oct. 30--The Ecumenical Council overwhelmingly voted to lay the groundwork for giving Bishops a larger role in governing the Church and for restoring the ancient order of deacons. The CoUncil Fathers voted on four questions on the role of Bishops and one on the permanent dia- conate. An overwhelming majority agreed that the bishops form a body or college Which succeeds the College of the Apostles and, together with the Pope, has full and supreme power over the Church and has this power by Divine right. The vote was taken to guide the Council's Theological Commission in revising the schema on the Nature of the Church. BY THE MOST REV. THOMAS A. CONNOLLY Archbishop of Seattle ROME, Oct. 30 m How would you like to come up against Friday the 13th each month for 13 months? It is enough to set the naturally superstitious rational believers in omens whirling with the blind staggers. There would in all probability be a bounty set on all black cats, but it would be a real holiday for the goblins, the gremlins, the leprechauns and others of that select society. And yet, it is a distinct possibility for last week the date for Easter and the new universal calendar, the amendments to the fifth chapter of the schema on Sacred Liturgy which dealt with the Liturgical Year, were all approved by overwhelming votes in their favor. The Church itself would not draw up the calendar reforms. That would be left to the proper authorities. The United Nations and other organizations have been s|udying a perpetual calendar for a number of years. The Gregorian Calendar, under which we are now operating (since 1582), is said to have need of some revision. The action taken by the Council merely indicated that the Church would have no objection to the reforms on religious grounds. I suppose something can be said in favor of a perpetual calendar, something similar to the universal calendar, already (Continued on Page 2) Largest Hospital In Alaska MOTHER JUDITH, Provincial Superior of the Sacred Heart Province of the Sisters of Charity of Providence, stands before the new Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, on her first visit to the largest private hospital in Aaska. Costing $6,000,000, the new 155.bed hospital serves a wide area of the state. It is the only hospital (private) equipped with a heliport, which is used regularly. The Providence Sisters have served Alaskans since 1902. Priest Drops Fasting As Mayor Acts On Smut NEW YORK (NC)- A Catholic priest has "tem- porarily" d r o p p e d his water-only fast against pornography following city moves to crack down on obscenity distributors. The Rev. Morton A. Hill, S.J., of St. Ignatius Church here took solid food for the first time in three days October 28 after it was announced that Deputy Mayor Edward F. Cav- anagh Jr. had been named to spearhead a drive against smut. Father Hill had been living on nothing but water since 6 p.m. October 25. He said then he would continue until the city took aclion against pornog- raphy distribution. At the same time Rabbi Julius G. Neumann of Zichron Moshe synagogue undertook a dawn-to-dusk fast in protest against pornography and op- pression of Jews in the Soviet Union. The 48-year-old Jesuit priest spoke of his fast and its pur- poses in a sermon October 27 at St. Ignatius church. He said distribution of por- nographic literature to chil- dren violates "parental civil rights" and leads to such evils as sexual perversion and narcofie addiction- Father Hill declared t h a t New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner last July had promised a four-part anti-pornography program in response to ap- peals from Operation Yorkville, an i n t e r f a i t h antiobscenity campaign undertaken here last year. He said the program prom- ised by the Mayor included establishing a fulltime police unit to take action against dis- tributors of "hard core" per- (Continued on Page 3) I In Today's ] P aro.ress... Discrimination, Church.State Relations Are Council Topics .................... 2 Ft. Vancouver Program Honors Pioneer Nun ....... $ Small But Real Beginnings (Editorial) ................ 4 Civil Rights Statement On Proper Role Of Clergy .... 5 Lung Study Grant Awarded To Providence ............ 6 Library Opens At Bellevue's Sacred Heart Parish ....... 7 Records Don't Mean a Thing In 39th Prep-O'Dea Grid Classic ................... 8 Fr. Lyons Aboard Sea-Going College ................... 10 POPE PAUL VI elevates the Most as he celebrates a memorial Mass in St. Peter's Basil- ica for the late Pope John XXIII. Fathers of the Second Vatican Council attended tie Mass which marked the fifth amfiversary of Pope John's election. --(Religious News Service Photo). Throngs Note Pope John's Election Anniversary VATICAN CITY (NC) Oct. 28m Pope Paul VI offered Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Ecumenical Council Fa- thers and a vast throng of laymen, priests and Religious to mark the fifth anniversary of tim election of Pope John XXIII October 28. The celebration of the election of a late Pope is unprecedented in living memnry and per- haps some authorities say certainly--in all his- tory. Leo Ca.rdinal Suenens of Malines-Brussds, in an hour-long eulogy delivered after Pope Paul's Mass, said Pope John "left men closer to God and the world a better place for men to live." The Belgian Cardinal said that although Pope John has left us, "we dare to believe that he is more than ever present in our midst." The Cardinal declared: "It is right and fitting that we should ask him to intercede for us now with God, so that our council labors, which he inspired, should evolve and come to perfection." For the commemorative ceremony, St. Peter's was still rich with damask wall hang- ings of the previous day's beatification cere- mony. Innumerable chandeliers installed for Blessed Dominic Berberi's beatification illumined the rites honoring Pope John. The late Pope's two brothers were present. Pope Paul shook hands with both of them as he left the Basilica. Cardinal Suenens noted in his eulogy that "on the morrow of his election John XXIII might have seemed to be a 'Pope of transi- tion.' " "And indeed he was that, but in an unex- pected manner that the expression does not sug- gest in its usual meaning. History will surely judge that he opened a new era for the Church and that he laid the foundations for the transi- tion from the 20th to the 21st century." Represenfafive Asks. U.S. " ;ion of Education PHILADELPHIA (NC) Oct. 30  Rep. Hugh L. Carey appealed here for a national commission of "men of good will" to work out a solution to the is- sue of Federal aid for elemen- tary school children, including those in private schools. The Brooklyn, N.Y., con- gressman, outspoken advocate of including parochia ! and other private school pupils in Federal aid proposals, spoke Oct. 26 to the convention of the Pennsylvania federation of the Citizens for Educational Freedom. Carey is a member of the House Education Committee and sponsor of the G.I. Bill for Junior, a measure which would give a flat grant to every school child which could be spent at any school. The bill is strong- ly endorsed by the CEF. Speaking at the convention's banquet, Carey contrasted the spirit of cooperation among U.S. higher education with the determination of principal edu- cational groups on the pri- mary and secondary level to keep private schools out of Federal aid proposals. The difference in approach, he said, is the reason why NCEA. Official. Says Schools Will Survive WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (N.C.) Oct. 25---U. S. Catholic schools face serious problems but they will survive, "despite some predictions to the contrary," a National Catholic Educational Association official said here. The Roy. C. Albert Koob, O. Praem., NCEA secondary school department associate secretary, cited "a new spirit of determination . . . among Catholic educators which is leading to definite improve- ment and higher standards." "Most of our schools are far better today, than they were five years ago," he told the annual Hartford archdiocesan teachers' institute. Father Koob conceded, how- ever, that Catholic schools are "moving more slowly in the direction of improvement than many critics would like." He attributed this to three causes: "lack of adequate funds to expand and im- prove; shortage of qualified personnnel; and a traditional policy of conservatism re- garding change in methods and techniques." If some cutback in Cath- die education should be necessary, as for example by dropping some elementary grades, "it will be done re- luctantly and with the hope of catching up later for time lost," he said. Father Koob charged that "the greatest weakness" of Catholic schools today is "in the area of religious instruc- tion." Congress is far advanced in its work on Federal aid for colleges and has not yet se- riously begun work on aid to pre-eotlege schools. Carey then drew an imag. ina/'y picture of representa. fives of the two educational levels before a Congressional committee. He gave the name "Edgar" to the figure repre- senting pre-college schools and "Vergil" to the college spokes- man. It went this way: "Edgar says: Sound educa- tional policy demands that funds be disbursed to public elementary schools only. "Vergil says: It is in the na- tional interest to aid all st-a- dents in all schools since ev- ery school serves a public pur- pose and we need to develop the full potential of every American. "Edgar says: Aid to all students will cause fragmen- tation and endanger the cen- tralized public system. "Vergil says: The alterna- tive to multiplicity of schools is a state monopoly. A mon- opoly cannot inspire and su- stain that variety of thought and belief essential to a free pluralistic society. "Edgar says: Aid to all stu- . dents is unconstitutional, vio- lating the Jeffersonian Separ- ation of Church and State. "Vergil says: No one seeks aid to religion. It is the func- tion of the Congress to write constitutional legislation which benefits the children and serves the general welfare." Care:/said a "new approach,' is needed because public and private elementary education "in at least half the nation is in a hazardous difficulty which this nation can ill afford." Nation Warned of Reckless., nconfrolled Experiments U By J. J. Gilbert ASHINGTON Two sober warnings have been issued here that mankind could get too smart for its own good. The welter of speculation over national politics, coexistence with Soviet Russia, relations with our NATO allies, the ad- verse balance of payments, and the like, pales somewhat before the advice of two presidents that reckless scientific experi- ments may cause the human be- ing and the world irreparable harm. President Kennedy, address- ing the National Academy of Sciences, noted that "science today has the power for the first time in history to under- take experiment with premedi- tation which can irreversibly alter our biological and physi- cal environment on a global scale." Dr. Frederick Seitz, presi- dent of the National Academy of Sciences, said advances to- ward completely cracking the "genetic code" and progress should he closely watched "to assure they don't get out of hand," he said. President Kennedy told the scientists that he knew many of them were concerned over "our responsibility to control the effects of our own scien- tific experiments. .... For," he said, "as science investigates the natural environment, it al- so modifies it--and that modifi- cation can have incalculable towards the artificial control of consequences, for evil as well muscles conceivably could lead as for good." to great benefits for humanity, Dr. Seitz said current ex'peri- but there might be unforeseen merits in genetics might reach adverse effects if such knowl- the point where investigators edge were applied directly to might want to attempt altering man and to his agriculture, the nuclei of human cells in Experiments in these fields both the living and the unborn.