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John Eckhart Exegetics for Everyone A certain sign of what new concepts and concerns are of increas- ing importance among the mem- bers of the Mystical Body is'. the corresponding increase in appropriate literature. R i g h t now, as indicated two weeks ago, the dam has broken on books about birth control, "the Pill," and marriage in general. Another area showing a bur- geoning gro'th in publication is the all imrtant study of the Bible. We Catholics call this exegetics. There have always been com- mentaries on the Bible, there always will be, but the sudden (past year) increase augers well for a concomitant increase in lay appreciation and under- standing. "THEOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT," by Joseph Bonsirven, S.J., translated by S. F. L. "rye, Newman Press, 413 pp., $9.75. O ONE pretends that either exegeties or theology makes for snappy, interesting reading. The reader must pos- sess motivation, must want seriously to increase his' under- standing, and therefore his love, of the word of God. This particular book, I would think, will have a relatively specialized reader appeal, that is, to the scripture scholar, the librarian, and the student, of any denomination. This recom- mendation is correctly made by the publisher. The author, in what must have been a monumental la- bor, extracts the pertinent theology of the New Testa- ment as relating to such as- el pects as "The Son of Man," "The Kingdom of God," "The Kingdom of the Son, The Church," and "The Way," of both Kingdoms. He goes on with a brief but incisive description of the early Christian" community, leading By JOHN J. ECKHART into a detailed section (part three) on the theology of St. Paul. Of special interest in this book is Father Bonsirven's capable combination of Biblical study and its relationship to pastoral practice. When writing of the morality of the Gospels, he elaborates: "The faithful who lay them- selves open to tile action of grace will experience a two- fold instinct in the depths of their hearts--the sense of the line they are to follow and an inner impulse which will help from above will facilitate their progress." It is almost as if the author were his own best witness to the fact that a detailed, spe- cialized study of the Gospels must result in a depth of love that cannot help but create practical spiritual comment on the abstract theology. "THE FOURTH GOSPEL," by Rev. Louis Bouyer, translated by Ray. Patrick Byrne, S.M., Newman Press,. 223 pp., $4.50. T. JOHN, the theologian, the poet. the man wrapped in divine fire. His Gospel can never be read without the re- newed assurance that the Gos- pels. Synoptics included, could only have been written with Divine inspiration. It is St. John that takes us into the realms of light and life, transcending contemporary Jew- ish useage. We all know this, and we must realize from time to time, just how spiritual, how abstract is the Good News of St. John, how much more dif- ficult to grasp in his essentials. Father Bouyer more clearly defines St. John's clear view of history, of salvation his- tory. St. John saw Christ as the continuing, then-and.now fulfillment of God's interven- tion in worldly history. This is a detailed study, writ- ten with style, wrilten with economy, written I am sure, that everyone may read with understanding 'and profit. "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK," by Alexan- der Jones, Sheed and Ward, 225 pp., $4.50. HE value of this book is immediately obvious, pres- cinding from the certain care- ful scholarship. The format, the arrangement, is most excellent, both for plan of study and for immediate reference. A short introduction presents St. Mark, his writing character- istics and his environment. This is followed by explanation in depth. The format is such that the left page is the actual Gos- pel text, and facing is an almost word for word commentary and explanation. The detail, of in- tense historical, anthropoligi- cal, sociological, and theologi- cal is a glance away from the related text. It is of the nature that ex- plains what was meant by "evening," the "penny," and "Greek," as well as the more abstract speculation concern- ing "Kingdom of God," "Son of Man,'" and "Sin." There could be few better reference works as a compan- ion to New Testament studies. It would be my hope that the publisher will soon match it up with companions to the rest of the Synopties and St. John. "THE FORMATION OF THE BIBLE," by Rev. Georges Auzou, B. Herder Book Co., 386 pp., $6.00. HERE is always need for the approach taken by the excellent exegete, Fa the r Georges Auzou. Without too broad a gener- ality, we can safely admit that many books dealing with exe- getics, or Bible study, are either of such a sophisticated scholarly approach that their worth is diminished for anyone less than a specialist, or on the other hand are couched in such broad unspecifics that they can e e o @ e e t Feature Films On Television laellam KING-TV (IC) Channel . ]k'V'O$.TV Channel 12 KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7 Taeama Smttin EINT-TV (CBS) Channel 11 KOMO-TV (ABC) Channel 4 KTVW-TV Channel 13 MOTION PICTURE CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONAL LEGION OF DECENCY: A-I--Morally Unobjectionable for General Patrcmage; A-II--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults and Adohmcents; A-III--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults: A-IV--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults, with reservations; B--Morally Objectionable in Part for All; C--Condemned; NR--No Rating Available. (Note: The rtingt listed below were those given the originM moies. 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Religious goods for the home, church and school, A pleasant shopping atmosphere with a select variety of religious glfte. b07 Union St., Seaffle I MUtual 2-3929 only be classed/as an introduc- tion. This history of the Sacred Writings of the People of God has struck an admirable bal- ance between these two posi- tions. The very good reason for this is Father Auzou's tal- ent as a writer juxtaposed on his well known reputation as a specialist scholar. Both the Old and New Testa- ments are brought into histori- cal focus, which proves an im- measurable aid to insight.' We can better view the Bible as a stream of totality, correlate' the variety of literary influences, when we have the assistance of this book: While more and more fine ef- forts are being presented to the public, this book, along with "The World of God," by the same author, would seem to strike the right high note of interest, presentation, scholar- ship, and a degree of special- ized profundity. He transcribes for each of us the beauty of the song of the,Covenant, still playing in the hearts of man. You Are Needed If everyone concluded "I don't count" imagine what con- sequences would result! You are important .... No one will ever be in exactly the same cir- cumstances or be offered" the same opportunities as you. WorryAbo tth Chu h DoYou u e rc By MOST REVEREND FULTON J. SHEEN 'Should I Marry ARE you worried about the condition share with each other." As the Old Testament of the Church, our Church, in oth- says of manna: "He .that gathered much ,had ..... Y_ . nothing over--andhethatgatheredlittlenaano Be_ause I'm Pregnant?' er parts or me worlD.  Are you wonder- lack" ing why the poverty of the bishops at the Council " * By JOHN J. RANE, Ph.D. has been a recurring theme in this column? We Professor of Soclaloqy, Unlverdb/ Notre Dame hope you are. We know that you would be war- , Another bishop wro!e to tel! me: "I mus! I am 18 years old, graduated from high school last spring, ried, and no longer wonder, if you could be here seave [ne t.ouncu. I just reeewea news mat and now pregnant. The father o[ the c/,ild is 19, a Lutheran. We in Rome with us. Then you would see that you cannot judge the Church in the world by the Church in the United States. We in the U.S. are living in a Palm Sunday of prosperity for which we thank God. But in the Mystical Body throughout the world Christ is living in different Gospel scenes. Christ is in China today as if His Body were once more in the Tomb on Holy Saturday. In Japan He is weeping again over a city where few wipe away His tears. Behind the Iron Curtain He is being buffeted between Pilates and Herods who daily condemn Him to death. He is being chased from the Sudan and the Congo as He was once driven from the land of the Gerasenes. In the slums of Latin America He cries unrecognized in the poor: "The foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His Head." It is this persecuted Christ that we see in over half of the bishops at the Council. They are here as the representatives of Christ living in the Mystical Body throughout the world. You read about the Council in the press, but I tell you that there is an agonizing, suffering, impoverished Church in session here. You read only about ideas, but most of the bishops here live either on the verge of poverty or in danger of persecution. We who live in comparative peace and com- fort are a part of this persecuted Christ. What is little for us to give in the name of Christ may sustain the life of Christ in another. Take, for example, the words of one bishop who wrote me in Rome to thank me for 210 one dollar Mass stipends: "Such aid means a lot for our poor diocese. This aid is enough for the living and transportation expenses of two missionaries for a whole year." How this makes us think of the words of St. Paul: "Of course, I do not mean that others should be relieved to an extent that leaves you in distress. It is a matter of share and share alike. At present your plenty should supply their need, then at some future time their plenty may supply your need. In that way we two villages in my diocese were surrounded by a group of unidentified men. Eight were killed, 30. wounded, 400 houses burned and almost 3,000 of my good people are without food and shelter. Abyss cries out to abyss. Can you help me?" In the name of Christ crucified, may I ask you to help our brother bishops and priests and religious and faithful throughout the world? Will you heed this Christ appeal? Who will? The rich? The comfortable? The benefactors of "mil- lion dollar" schools and churches? The poor in spirit? Remember, the Holy Father's Society for the Propagation of the Faith is the only mission organization in the world that aids the Missions everywhere, Christ everywhere. Thank you and God love you. GOD LOVE YOU to M. O. M. /or $L45 "1 have been accustomed to spending this amount on myself each weekiust /or chaco. lates t. How ashamed el myselt I felt when I read about the poor n;issionary bishops. This is the beginning of a weekly offering [or those who can put it to much better use than l." . . . to M. ]. B. for $1,000 "For the Holy Father's missions. 1 was so busy that there didn't seem to be time [or a vacation. Now it gives me more pleasure to send bhn the money than to take a vacation trip. I am 68 years old and am still working." Would you like to get more mileage out of your money by giving to the missions? By taking out an annuity with The Society for the Propaga- tion of the Faith you will receive annual returns on your investment and save on capital-gains tax while you save souls. Send your appreciable securities to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith and you will receive a greater re- turn spiritually and materially. Direct your re- quest for our pamphlet on annuities, including the date of your birth, to Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen, 366 5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to and mail to M o st Reverend Fulton ]. Sheen, National Director of the Society [or the Propa. $ation of the Faith, 366.5th Ave., New York, 1N.y. 10001, or your Archdiocesan Director, Rev. Stephen $feman, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104, Orthodox Light Years Away (The /ollowing article on the Orthodox Church o/ Greecethe largest  the Greek Orthodox Churches represented at this Novem- ber's Pan-Orthodox con/er- ence on the island o/Rhodes was written by a native o/ Athens who is a ]esuit and a prominent historian.) t s By Rev. Paul Buhagiar, S.J. ATHENS (NC)  While close to Catholic teaching in the field of doctrine, the Orthodox Church of Greece in ts sacramental life and many other customs is tight-years away from Catho- lic practice--Latin Rite practice at least. Among its customs are these: All the secular clergy must be married before ordination to the diaconate, and must have at least one child before they can be ordained priests. No man is ordained to the priesthood unless there is al- ready a vacancy in a parish church or chapel to which he can be assigned. While lay theologians are authorized to preach, there are many pastors who because their education is inadequate are never permitted either to preach or hear confessions. Bishops are chosen from the ranks of the monks, as bishops must be unmarried. Monks are not bound to live in monasteries, and many reside at home with their par- ents or other relatives. The Eucharistic fast is so rigorous that lay people are re- ....................................... quired to abstain from eating meat, fish, eggs and milk, and PRAYER TO ST. JUDE To be said in gre, affliction, or when one seems to be de. prived of all visible kelp, or [or cases despaired o. "Mint holy apostle St. Jude, faithful lervant end friend of Jesus, the name of tha traitor who delivered thy beloved Mas- ter into the hands of Hi= ene. mie= ha= cauoud thee to be for- gotten by many, but the Church honor= and invoke= thee unl- ver=ally,  the patron of hope- le=a cases, of things de=paired of. Pray for me who em ao mis- erable; make uae I implore thee, of that particular privilege ec- corded of thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help ;* most deapaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need thet I may receive the consolu- tionJ and succor of heaven in all my necemiti, tribulation* a n d fferings, particularly (Here make your. request) und that I may Blem God with thee end all the eiect forever. I rOmie= thee, 0 Blemmd St. de, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor thee as my from sexual relations, for a whole week before receiving Holy Communion. In general, customs surround- ing the celebration of the sac- raments vary a great deal.from those in use in the Latin Rite Catholic Church. The sacrament of Baptism is given by immersion: The body of the baby is thrust into the water three times. And as in Eastern Catholic rites, the form of administration is pas- sive: "(Name) is baptized in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Immediately after Baptism, within the same ceremony, the sacrament of Confirma- tion is given the baby by the same priest. The two sacra- ments are never dissociated. For the sacrament of Pen- ance, the Greek Church pre- serves some of the austerity it had in the first centuries of Christianity. There are no con- fessionals. Moreover, absolution is not given at the end of the confession, but only after the performance of the penance. For the reception of Holy Communion, the fast re- quired of the laity becomes more stringent as the times ap- proaches: In addition to the weeklong fast from meat, fish, eggs and milk, the people must also abstain from olive oil-- the staple of the Greek diet-- for the three days immediately preceding Communion. And a total fast from all liquids and solids is required beginning at .midnight of the day of Com- munion. Because p r i e s t s usually' celebrate the Divine Liturgy (Mass) every Sunday, they are not subject to the same fasting regulations. If they did, they would presumably have to fast perpetually. But if it is difficult to re- ceive Penance and Holy Com. ' reunion, it is extremely easy to receive the sacrament of the Anointing. Whereas in the West t h i s sacrament traditionally has been reserved for those in danger of death, in Greece it is given for the remission of sins--on Wednesday of Holy Week everybody in church re- ceives Unction-- and for ill- ness, not necessarily serious. Actually, the sacrament is seldom given when there is a danger of death, as there is a widespread belief among the people that it would hasten death. While ordination t o t h e priesthood is a simpler rite than in the Catholic Church in'the West, the marriage rite is longer and more complieat- ed. In eases it judges serious, the Orthodox Church grants divorce and permits remar- riage. But nobody is allowed to marry more than L three times, even if thrice a widow or widower. The Church of Greece has two major penitential seasons, eorreslnding to Lent and Ad- vent, when fast and abstinence are required. The pre-Pasehal fast, beginning on the Monday before the first Sunday of Lent, is the same as the strict Euch- aristic fast. Thus it bars meat, fish, eggs, milk and olive oil. Sexual continence is also re- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 6:S0-7:00 o.m., The Hour of ths Crul- fled, KTLN, Olympia, 920 On the dial and KTIT, Centrolle-Chehalls, 420 on ths diM. 1 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER g 6:30-7:00 o.m., Thl Hour of lhs Crpci- ned, KVI, Soutne, Sl0 on dlol. 7:30 n.m., Ths Cothollc HoUr, KIN radio, 1090 on dial 7:45 a.m., Hour ot St. Fr=ncls, KXA, Seattle, "Happiness For Manusla." 8:00 a,m, The Hour at the Crucified, KaKW, Aberdeafl, 14.;0 on dial. :30 p.m. Challougs, KOMO-TV, Chan- nel 4. Panelists Rev. William Treaty, Rabbi 'Raphael Levine and Dr. Lynn Corson special end powerful p a t r o n have timely topic, "Healing Election and to do ullin my power to Penances vary--themost cam- Wounds." encourage devotion to the man being the abstention from 7:ts p.m., ,salll Henri Program, Amen." KTVW.TV, ChannM 1.;. Holy Communion for a period Series on Decent Literature continues. (To encouage dvoti to of time, but including almsgiv- :30 p.m., KOMO radio, ,,sounle Unl. 81. lude, d i s t r i b = t thb ing, the recitation of special vsru." NIGHTLY p u y or acknowledge in writing favors eceived, etc.) prayers, and the reception of the sacrament of the Anointing National Shr|ne of St. Jude --and can be imposed for pe- Clari Fatkml riods lasting months or even 221 W.st Madimn Street years. When the penance is ful- Chllo 6, IIh filled, the penitent returns to ::-...-.- the priest for absolution. 11:30-12:00 p.m. Ths Rosary, KTVW-TV, Channel 13. Sign-off broadcast, a decade of the Rosary In beautiful picture and sound. EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9:30-10:00 p.m. The Resory, KTVW-TV, Channel 13. Sign-off broadcast, a decade of the Rosary In beautiful picture and sound. 'quired. But olive oil is permit- ted on Sundays, and fish also is allowed for Palm Sundy. The pre-Christmas fast, begin- ning November 15, is the same, except that eating fish is per- mitted. There are similar fasts prior to the feasts of SS. Peter and Paul (one week) and the Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin (two weeks). As to the question of the ob- servance of these customs, it can be said that the country people--about 50 per cent of the more than 8.1 million members of the Church of Greece (which takes in well over 90 per cent of the total population)--abide by the fasting regulations strict- ly. In the towns and cities the religious observance is more lax. But as a whole, it must be said that the Greek Orthodox people still cling firmly to their religion. . Calendar SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 'INENTY- FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, MASS: Diclt DomlnusThe Lord said (Int., G?ad., Off., and Comm. Ants from 23rd Sun.--Pr., Ep., Gasp., See., and Pestcom from 5th Sun. after Epiphany) (Green). GI., Cr., Fref of Trinity; Mass for Par sh D V. OFF. of Sun.Camp. of Sun. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, DEDI- CATION OF ARCHBASlLICA OF OUR SAVIOR MASS: Terrbllls-Terrlble IS thls place (Whlfe). GI., 2nd Pr. of St. Theodore, Cr., Com. Pref. DIV OFF. (a)-Lauds: c at St. Theodore. Vespers: no C. Comp. of Sun. TUESDAY, ST. ANDREW AVELLINO, Confessor MASS: Os lustlThe mouth of the |usf (Whlte).'GI., 2nd Pr. of Holy Martyrs, Tryphon, etc. DIV. OFF, (C)--Lauds: c. of Holy Martyrs. Camp. of Tues. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, ST. MARTIN, Bishop, Confessor MASS: Statuit--The Lord declared (Whlte). GI., 2nd Pr. el St. Menna. DIV OFF. (S)--Lauds: c. of St. Menna. Camp. of Wed. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, ST. MARTIN I, Pope. Morfvr MASS: sl dlllgts mL.-If lhou Iovest Me (Red). GI, DIV. OFF (C)Comp. of Thurs. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, St. Fran- cis Xavier Cobrtnb Virgin MASS: TenuIsfl--Thou holdest (Whlfe). GI., 2nd Pr. of Sf. Didacus. DIV. OFF. (C) --Lauds: c. of Sf, Dldacus. Comp. of Frl. Abstinence. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, ST, JOSAFHAT, Bishop, Martyr MASS: Gaudeomus--Let us all relolce (Red). GI. OIV. OFF. (C)--Vespers (Green) of 26th Sun. after Pent. (Fr. of 6th Sun. after Epiphany). Camp. of Sot. love each other and would marry but this boy's father will not permit him to sign "the child's lite away to become a Catholic'*. He wants to. run away and get married but 1 doubt 1 could do this and keep my religion. 1 have made a mess at my life but what can ! do? 1 could give the baby up, but is there "some way I can keep the baby and marry the jather, too? THE problem of premarital pregnancy seems to grow each year. So far as official figures go the rate was more than three times as high in 1960 as it was in 1940. But these figures are little more than fair estimates. The true number of children born out of wedlock is simply unknown. Sometimes it is middle aged parents Sometimes it is a desperate teen-age girl speaking alone. Contrary to popular no- tions premarital pregnancies are much more frequent among women 25 to 29 than among teen-agers but perhaps something less of an economic problem in these cases. They still remain a serious moral, psychological and sociological problem. Each ease must be considered individually. There is no single, simple rule of thumb to be applied such as make the man marry the girl, or for the girl to have the baby clan- destinely. Since you believe you really love each other, marriage should certainly be considered He wants to mar, you. or. at least, you say he says he does. His father is opposed. But it is the son's child, not his father's. How far can this tyrannical father push his son? Psychologically, this boy seems rather weak. He is the father of the Child. He claims he is willing to marry you. But he lacks the c)urage to stand up to his father. He even suggests running away and marrying you. You have not said this boy is opposed to signing the prom- ises required before a mixed religious marriage. If he isn't, I think he should take his courage in hand, so tell his father and arrange for the wedding. If he does not do this, you had better think twice about him as a potential husband. If his father can dictate his life now at the age of 19 in the critical circumstances in which you both find yourself, what will he do under more normal circumstances? You already have an in-law problem and you're not married yet. Expectations of big- ger and worse in-law problem.s loom brightly on the horizon. NY thought of marriage outside the Church is impossible. Aside from the very serious moral aspects, it will tear you to pieces psychologically. It is not to be considered. Please don't consider it or give this boy a hint you will. Weak as he is with his father, he will try to persuade you. He may succeed if you show any sign of giving in. You feel you have made a mess of your life. Don't udge yourself too harshly. This is not to condone premarital sex rela- tions but one mistake need not ruin your life. What concerns me more than your pregnancy is the type of boy you are considering for a husband. If he can stiffen his backbone, let him try to point out to his father his willingness to sign the premarital promises. It is his business, not his father's. It is possible to understand his father's attitude toward having a grandchild reared a Catholic. But a little more thought might have been given to this matter when he first started dating a Catholic girl. This boy should discuss the whole affair with his father, his mother, too. Try to convince him he has no objection to the pre- marital promises and I think he may be successful. But you, too, should seek some help. From the way your letter reads, you are trying to shoulder this whole problem alone. It is not surprising you are desperate. Why not censult one of your parish priests? Perhaps he can talk to this boy's father, or perhaps even better, to the minister of the boy's father. Furthermore, you are going to need psychological support, and probably some economic help in any case'. Ask one of your parish priests to recommend you to Catholic Social Service. Work- ers there have faced this problem frequently and probably even the slant your difficulty has taken. O long as you keep this to yourself, discuss it with no one except your boy friend, I fear the psychological consequences. You do not mention your own family in the letter, but they, too, must'be told. Again, I can only repeat what I just said--go to a priest and a Catholic Social worker for guidance and emotional support. Finally, it would be unfair to overlook the fact that this beY'I father may be able to prevent the marriage, unless, of course, it becomes a eeurt case. This, I preune, you and he, and both of your families wish to avoid. Suppose you do face the problem of leaving town quietly, having your baby and putting it out for adoption? This can be a severe emotional problem and I do not mean to underestimate it. That is why you already need professional help. Since this .possibility cannot be entirely discounted, try to face it with as much equanimity as you can at this moment. Perhaps you can be beiped to do so if you think of the conse- quences of marrying outside the Church, or I regret to say, of marrying this boy at all. Even if the father's Opposition to the premarital promises is removed, please try to be very, very certala you are really in love with this boy and that you are really ready to marry him. Just make absolutely certain that the opposition you are encountering is exclusively that of the boy's father. If you can satisfactorily resolve these questions which I have purposefully raised, and overcome the objections to a Catholie wedding, then marriage seems indicated. If not, then make ar- rangements to have the child in another city and allow the baby to be adopted. The right decision in this case really involves three lives. I ORDER TICKETS HOW BY MAIL! Only in Seattle Can You See ifl . A'00REY HEPBURN.REX 00ARR00ON HOLLOWAY I I MAIINEI5 W,). * Mm*nl Loge $;,00... Ohmtra $1.115 I I MATIN EES [St, S=n. & Hold*,) M*m" Lee. I.IO Orch'ff" $','$ I I I tKt I EVENINGS(Frl$atHolidtyl&HoLEv*l.|..*Me.Logei3...Orck,2 I I ["- | EYENINS$ tSun. }hm Thum] ... Mum;ne Log* S2.S0... 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