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Bishops' Commission ill Aid Pope • Council Votes on Birth Control hema VATICAN CITYmThe Vatican Council approved proposals to establish a central commission of bishops to aid the Pope in governing the Church and to re- organize the .Roman Curia. Both proposals were voted by overwhelming major,ties in balloting on amendments to the schema on duties of bishops. The vote on the bishops' commission showed the council's largest number of qualified-approval ballots, 852. Qualifications centered mainly on dropping the the word, "full," from the phrase saying the bishops with the Pope have "full and supreme power" in the Church. By Patrick Riley VATICAN CITY (NC)mThe ecumenical council heard the Church's Dutch cardinal declare that "an honest doubt" is arising among married people and theologian on whether the rhythm method of birth control is the only moral way to reconcile the demands of married love with the other needs of married life. The "precise question," said Bernard Cardinal Alfrink of Utrecht, "is this: in performing this one and the same act a moral conflict has arisen. For if in this act a couple wants to preserve its biological purpose, their human duty of the human and Christian education of future and present offspring is com- promised. "If, on the other hand, they wish to preserve the good of fidelity and the good of education, then (outside of periodic continence, which is exercised by many spouses with great Christian virtue, but more often is tried with great inconveni- ences, or outside of complete continence, which . . . demands greater moral strength than a couple normally is supposed to have) only one solution is open to them: namely, performing the marriage act while excluding offspring, at least in this concrete act." Cardinal Alfrink said it is evident that if this exclusion were accomplished "by the use of means which without any doubt are intrinsically evil, the Church can never admit the (Continued on Page 2) THE REV. NElL G. McCLUSKEY, S.J. Catholic Press Is on the Spot e, Heavy diagnoses will be administered Sunday /through Tuesday, Nov. 8-10, at Seattle's Sorrento Hotel, site of the 1964 Pacific Northwest regional convention of the Catholic Press Association. Secular newsmen and advertising experts will determine whether the Catholic Press wields a vital influence in the main- stream of American life. The Progress is host to CPA delegates from magazines and diocesan newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. QC The convention's main speaker will be Rev. Neff G. Mc- •  luskey, S.J., academic vice president and dean of faculties at Gonzaga University. The Seattle-reared Jesuit will speak at the Monday evening banquet on the role of the Catholic Press in educating Catholics to the value of Catholic education. Convention theme is "Vital Influence," bordering on social issues like religious freedom, ecumenism and civil rights. (See the CPA Convention Headliners on Page 2). Q00daw Khrushchev- ,00or Neegotiated Prelate's Freedom NEW YORK (NC)- Norman Cousins, editor of ethe Review, dis- Saturday closed he went to the Soviet Union in December, 1962, to negotiate with then Premier Nikita Khrushchev for the re- lease of Archbishop Josy f Slipyi of Lvov, who had spent nearly 18 years in jail and un- der house arrest. Archbishop Slipyi's release liwas announced in Moscow Feb. 'IP'9, 1963, tWo months after the Cousins-Khrushchev meeting, and at the very time that the Catholic prelate was secretly arriving! in Rome. Pope John XXIII confirmed news of the release on the morning of Feb. 1O, a Sunday, and met the Ukrainian Catholic primate that same afternoon. Archbishop ilipyi has remained in the 'IF_ome area since his release, Looking to You! TATTERED "N" TORN --Although these two lads in an African bush village tre well ventilated, they are still able to smile because they know that someone's response to the Thanksgiv- ing Clothing Collection will bring them a new wardrobe. They lee depending on youl and last February Pope Paul VI conferred on him the new title of "major archbishop." Cousins tells of his part in gaining freedom for the Byzan- tine Rite leader in the lead ar- ticle of the Saturday Review for November 7, entitled "Notes on a 1963 Visit with Khrush- chev." In it, the 52-year-old ed- itor makes public the fact that he had long meetings with Khrushchev both Dec. 7, 1962, and April 12, 1963. He did not report on the meetings when they occurred, Cousins states, because he was serving as a "private emissary" rather than as a journalist. The second meeting took place two days after Pope John's encyclical on peace, Pacem in Terris, was released at the Vatican. Cousins relates that he had been entrusted with an advance copy of the en- cyclical, translated into Rus- sian by Vatican officials, for presentation to the Soviet Pre- mier. He recalls that when he gave the copy of the encycli- cal, Khrushchev told him he was pleased and would "read it with great interest." Of the first meeting, in Mos- cow, Cousins states: "I was acting in behalf of church lead- ers who felt the time might be opportune for exploring the possibilities of enlarged free- doms inside the Soviet Union. In particular, the object of the mission was to obtain the re- lease of Bishop Slipyi, head of the Ukrainian Rite..." The editor records that his liaison with the Holy See in the Slipyi negotiations was Rev. Felix Morlion, O.P., president of the Pro Deo University in Rome. Of his initial meeting, Cousins states: "I was authorized to say that Pope John was hopeful that the bishop might spend his few remaining years--he was now in his seventies--at some distant seminary. "The chairman (Khrash- ehev) had said . . . that he would like to establish good relations with the Vatican and that he had a profound (Continued on Page 2) Official Newspaper for the Archdmcese of Seattle T.o'r',o. .......... Vol. 67, No. 45 Seattle, Wash., Friday, Nov. 6, 1964  41 $4.00 per year10c per copy 'GREAT TO BE YOUNG' Bishops Stress CYOers Liven Up Convention Clarity in New Its' great to be young. English Usage More than 400 teen- agers knew it and made the most of it at the 1 lth WASHINGTON (NC)  The American Bishops' annual Archdiocesan CYO Con- Commission on the Liturgical Apostolate has warned vention in Seattle's Olympic that there is "the greatest possibility of scandal" if Hotel. They were helped along in the new English usage in the Mass the prayers and Scripture by some 300 adults, passages are read hurriedly "or without attention to meaning. These delegates came from The commission in a special statement asserted that the use all parts of the Archdiocese to of the vernacular language instead of Latin is no automatic guer- convene, deliberate and have antee of fulfilling the ecumenical council's goal of providing the some fun along the way from Friday through Sunday. Their people with worship which is "meaningful and intelligible to accomplishments were many. them." In electionecring, Jerome The bishops of the commission, which is headed by Arch- Guenser, a Seattle Prep sen- bishop John F. Dearden of Detroit, called for dignity of speech ior from Our Lady of the and manner by the celebrant and lector alike. They held that Lake Parish, was elected any recitation of prayers in a routine or sing-song manner president, would be a grave abuse of the spirit of the council's Constitu- President of both the CYO tien on the Liturgy. north district and his parish The commission's wide-ranging statement is designed to serve teen club, Jerry, 17, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. as a guide for the liturgical changes which come into general Guenser, 7728 31st Ave. N.E. use in the United States November 29. Other new officers are Jo- Must Follow Tradition seph Preston Alex Jr., St. Jo- Further in connection with the liturgical reform, Pope Paul seph's, Seattle, vice president: VI said that it must not represent a real contradiction between Diane Bye, St. Frances Ca- the past and present, but should represent changes which are brini, Tacoma, secretary: and in perfect agreement with a healthy tradition. Sharen Loomer, St. Mary Mug- The Pope spoke at a reception October 30 for the Council dalen's, Everett, treasurer. Liturgy Commission, headed by Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro of Alex's campaign trick brought Bologna, Italy. in dividends. He distributed 1,200 fortune cookies wherein (Statement on Liturgical Changes, Page 7) thls fortune was read: DEEDS Seeks Negro "Confucius say: Joe Alex Is your man. If anyone can do it he can. (Vice President)." Alex is student body treasur- Jobs Breakthrough er at Seattle Prep. Diane, St. Frances Cabrini Teen Club president and ACY0 cultural By Fred Cordova chairman, is also student body It has been a cool summer and winter looms even treasurer at St. LeG's High cooler on the civil rights' demonstrable front. School. Another treasurer for THE NEW archdiocesan CYO officers, elected Saturday at the CYO convention in Efforts toward interracial justice involve putting St. Mary Magdalen's, Sharen is Seattle's Olympic Hotel, are Diane Bye (foreground) of Tacoma, secretary; and (from more warmth into the negoti- a senior at C a s c a d e High left) Joseph Preston Alex Jr,, Seattle, vice president; Jerome Guenser, Seattle, president; able hearts of employers for effective tool for demand of School. equal employment. But that, New CYO archdiocesan chair- and Sharen Loomer, Everet h treasurer, Progress CYO Photo by W. C. Heib Jr., available jobs for Negroes. most leaders agreed, seemed men are Lori Turner, St. Bar- This inwork is DEEDS, which playing the trump card prema- nadette's, social; Robert Betz, means Demand Equal Employ- turely and even unwisely. meat in Downtown Seattle. "Thus," declared Hubbard, St. Benedict's, cultural: Rich- I Still Under F" Spearheaded bytheCongress "the CICisn°tinv°lvingit" ard Thomas, Our Lady of SS U e I re: of Racial Equality (CORE), self in the boycott at the pre- Guadalupe, athletic; and Marl- ellen Terhar, Our Lady of the DEEDS was initiated with the sent time." help of other responsible civil There have been attempts at fromLake' Seattle.religi°us" They are all Attorneys General ACLU Hits Flying rights groups like the National securing jobs for Negroes--a Advancement for the Colored notable one that of the "Job The Christ the King Service Figh dg plaques were presented to So- t Pie e Challenge Of 'Under God' Flags People (NAACP), the Seattle Center," established by the Urban League, Baptist and Seattle Chamber of Commerce attle's Our Lady of Lourdes WASHINGTON (NC)- The attor- HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. (NC) Methodist ministers alliances in in the old Washington Junior Teen Club in the central dean- , ery; Bremerton's Our Lady neys general of 30 states have joined in  The American Civil Liberties Unon company with the Catholic In- High School at 18th Ave. and Star of the Sea Teen Club in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to dis- has protested the practice of flying terracial Council of Seattle E. Washington St. (CIC). There is a slight discrepancy the western deanery; and St. miss a challenge to the use of the words "under pennants with the motto "One Nation Under Anne's Mission CYO Teen Club The problem is how to secure between demand and supply. in Forks in the northern dean- God" in the pledge of allegiance to the flag as God" under the American flag on the borough a substantial number of jobs The latter factor takes highly ery. recited in public schools, hall and in three public parks here. in industries, businesses and skilled or technical jobs, fre- The plaques go to the best Arguing that the challenge is based on a The ACLU said the borough had no right to offices in the downtown area. quently requiring a college This includes federal, state, degree and that all-important • jurisdictions.teen dubs in theirothersrespectiVereeeiv. "falsecourt toPremise'"lay to resttheYfurtherCalledefforts°n theto establishSUpreme spend public money for religious flags. How- county, city and private con- criteria of experience. ing honorable mention in. ever, Mayor John F. Knowland said he would earns. If degree-holding Negroes do elude: a religion of secularism in our schools." pay for the $3 flags himself. Display of the "The type of jobs, at this apply, lack of experience may St. Joseph's, St. Anne's, Holy They also warned that a ruling against pennants was suggested by a member of the point, is not important," said cut them short. Rosary, St. Matthew's and St. "under God" in the pledge would have "de- Holy Name Society at Corpus Christi parish. Walter T. Hubbard Jr., CIC This is the dilemma in the Francis of Assisi in the central; vastating impact" and give aid and comfort to Similar pennants are being flown beneath president, economic circle. Some thing St. Edward's, Shelton, and St. "those whose unrelenting and dedicated effort flags at local Catholic and Episcopal churches. Hubbard pointed out that or some one has to give and Frances Cabrini, Tacoma, in is to remove from our public life every vestige Mayor Knowland pointed out that the phrase to there are roughly 63,000 jobs that role must fall on the the western; and St. Mary Mug- of our religious heritage." which the ACLU objects is taken from the pledge in the downtown area and that employer. dalen's, Everett, a n d Holy The ease in question was carried to the of allegiance to the flag approved by Congress. three per cent of those, or Meanwhile, according to Hub- Rosary, Edmonds, in the north- high court in September by an organization roughly estimated 2,200, were bard, the CIC is deliberating era deanery, called the Freethinkers of America, which con- """'""""'""`'"H`'1"""""'""tr"''H`"r'"""'"'"'""""'"H""""*""" held by Negroes. With few moves to bring the cause of in- (See More CYO Convention Photos on Page Ten.) tends that the use of "under God" in the flag court to dismiss the Freethinkers appeal in an exceptions, this three per cent terracial justice into better pledge recited by children in public schools amiens curiae (friend of the court) brief signed means the lowest menial jobs focus in the Catholic life here. Cardinal Named violates the First Amendment's ban on an by Maryland Atty. Gun. Thomas B. Finan and andlike otherJanit°rial'unskilledSh°ework.shining establishment of religion. Assistant Atty. Gun. David T. Mason. Although CORE had set a WOITIn Named ly The case originated in 1956 in Port Rich- The high court held the practices in these quota of 1,200 new available To Ho Office round, N. Y. The New York Court of Appeals, cases to be religious exercises and their pro- jobs by the first of February, Commission VATICAN CITY -- Cardinal highest in the state, last June unanimously up- sauce in public school classrooms a violation a negotiable figure is being Meyer of Chicago has been held lower court rulings in favor of the practice, of the First Amendment ban on a religious sought, Hubbard said. Consultor named by Pope Paul to mum- The state attorneys general ask the high establishment. "What is really needed is a bership on the Congregation of breakthrough on all levels of VATICAN CITY (NC) the Holy Office, along with Car- employment--the low as well --The first woman to be dinal Traglia, pro-vicar general AGAINST EXCESSES: as the high," he empha- appointed to a major of Rome, and Cardinal Le- ' ' sized. "We would like to see directive post in the Church is FebvreofBourges, France. B zil Wants Council a gradualinereaseofjobsin a DutchprofessorofLatinand Cardinals Meyer a n d Le- r the downtown area and a Greek who has been named a Febvre are only two of 14 car- better break for the qualified consuitor of the postconsiliar dinals of the Congregation who Stateme Sai head an archdiocese outside of rlt o rl rlts Negro. This could be done liturgy commission. through vocational training She is Dr. Christine Mohr- Rome. RIO DE JANEIRO (NC)--The Brazilian hierarchy and also with cooperation of man who teaches at the Uni- [ i hopes the ecumenical council will say something laber unions in tbe jobap- varsities of Nijmegen and prentieeship program." Utrecht. Miss Mohrman is Asks Canonization about excessive devotion given to saints, a council DEEDS, when it had been one of the 200 coasultors who For Pope John expert declared here. first introduced, carried e rider are being named to the eom- VATICAN CITY (NC)--A Pol. The Rev: Estevao Bitencourt, O.S.B., an advisor in the form of a boycott of all mission. ish bishop suggested at the ecu- to the Brazilian bishops, said that in Brazil "many sin- businesses in the downtown B o r n in Groningen, the menical council October 39 that cerely religious people pay adoration to the saints, but area. T h e proposed rider Netherlands, Aug. 1, 1903, she rapid steps should be taken to- they do not do so as faithful Catholics." He was refer- brought much discussion and was educated at the two uni- ward the canonization of Pope ring to several native sects who use saints as the even disagreement among civil versifies where she now teach- John XXIII. center of their worship, rights leaders, as. She is an expert on litnrgi- Auxiliary B i s h o p Bohdan In the past few years Church authorities in Brazil Most of the city's 27,000 cal texts and on the writings Bejze made the suggestion af- have discouraged t h e s e practices by discontinuing Negroes live in the central of St. Augustine and St. Bar- ter emphasizing the role saints area, close to downtown. It is nard. play in shaping culture. The some festivals of saints. As early as 1950 the arch- estimated that Negroes spend She teaches courses in Early bishop was speaking during the diocese of Rio de Janeiro laid d o w n norms that close to 12 million dollars an- Christian, Late and Medieval council debate dealing with the allowed churches to dLsplay statues only of their nually in the downtown area. Latin and in Early Christian Church in the modem world, titular saints. The boycott looked to be an Greek.