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12raTHE PROGRESS Friday, Nov. 6, 1964 i  Father Szeman Chinese Keep the Faith From time to time it is a very good thing for us to stop and think of and say a few prayers for the many people who are still suppressed in the huge country of China. Almost daily these people are compelled to attend unending indoctrination meetings, sometimes as many as 56 days in a row. This Communistic propaganda deals mostly with the attitude to be adopted by Christians in the Sine-Soviet struggle, their way of looking at the Vatican, "the tool of American imperialism," or generalities about religious superstition. There are many articles in the papers in the China mainland within the past six months dealing with this type of propaganda. For instance, in April the paper, "Kuang Min Jih Pao," published an article which said: "However, religion too is a superstition. It is a kind of superstition that is deep-rooted and has powerful means at its disposal. Moreover, since it works on a larger scale, its influ- ence is more to be feared .... Indeed, religious and supersti- tious thoughts constitute a serious threat to the socialist revolu- tion and organization." With such thoughts constantly thrown at the Chinese people it is important that we keep them in our prayers constantly. However, the Chinese people who have fled the Communist are not forgetting their countrymen who still must undergo all Society for The Propagation of the Faith Rev. Stephen Szemon, Archdlocesan Director 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4--MA. 2-8880 this suffering and persecution. In fact, the Chinese refugees dis- parsed throughout the world are strengthening their faith and grown. For instance, the Chinese Mission at Taegu, in South Korea, which started from nothing four years ago, now has about 96 neophytes and a fervent group of catechumens. A kindergarten school, which opened last summer, now has 76 Chinese pupils. In The Philippines, in 196S, 559 adults were baptized and 2,795 children were baptized among the dispersed Chinese refugees. Catholic schools which opened during the past few years in The Philippines to serve the Chinese, now have 9,800 pupils. Thanks to these schools the younger generation is be- coming more aware of its Christian life and this is having its effect on the fervor of the parents. The same story is true in South Vietnam, where the parish of St. Francis Xavier in Cholon had 800 pupils. In Thailand an edition of 10,O00 copies of the "Manual of the Correspondence Course on Religion" in the Thai language has just been printed. Five thousand copies of this manual have been distributed to people who are now actively engaged in taking this course. Even in Chile, at Santiago, at the "Pet-Yen" school, 57 pupils made their First Communion, 24 were confirmed. Besides this, the pastor has organized a night school for grown-ups. The cur- riculum covers everything connected with Chinese culture from literature and history to music and cooking. We can see, then, that in spite of the persecution, in spite of the drastic change which people had to adopt themselves to in the new lands and countries throughout the world, the faith is still strong among the Chinese people and is still growing. It is up to us now to continue our prayers and sacrifices to help them in every way we can. God bless you. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and moll it to Rev. Stephen Szemon, Archdioceson Director of the Society [or the Propogation o[ the Faith, 907 Terry Ave., Seottle 98104. 0 SUFgLm I'HNff STATiONlmY FROM 5:30 P.M. COCKTAILS Elegant Dining on picturesque Lake Union AT 3.3030 IqltINITU R| III Semen  Iiu 3-1440 TRICK & MURRAY Bergman LUGGAGE CO. NO W OPEN! UNDER ORIGINAL MANAGEMENT 40% WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS FOR OVER 40 YEARS Third serving all faiths , cen/rally located FUNIRAL DIRICTOR$ 1684 11fh Avem/e * EAst $.7484 one block north of pt# =If eeL SU Cadets Again LT. COL. Robert K. Lieding (right), professor of military science at Seattle University, presents the Warrior of the Pacific Trophy to (left to right) Cadet Capt. Larry Yama- ura, Cadet 1st Lt. Carlos Bumanglag, Cadet Capt. John C. Combs, Bellevue and Cadet Major Charles D. Kirkey. This is the second year in which the SU team has taken the g Take Marksman Trophy trophy which is awarded the outstanding rifle team in the field of 214 which entered competition. Besides SU, only the University of Hawaii, University of Puerto Rico and the University of California at Davis have won the coveted award two or more times. Direct Catholic To Open School Gonzaga-in-Florence Relief Agency Near Red China Offers Summer Program HONG KONG (NC)--Brother Lawrence O'Toole, F.S.C., as- sistant superior general of the Christian Brothers, laid the cornerstone of a school two miles from the Communist Chinese border. The sehool will be the only secondary school serving the Fanling dlstriet--an area of about 50 square miles with a population over 100,O00, al- most entirely refugees from Red China. The new $260,000 school is be- ing built with the financial as- sistance of the Hong Kong gov- ernment. In addition to the land, the Brothers received a donation of about $130,000 from the government and an inter- est-free loan of $87,000. SPOKANE  A seven-week summer program that will include a nine-day tour of Italy will start next June 21 at Gonzaga University's branch in Florence. Designed for teachers and graduate students, and under- graduates with upper-division standing, the program is being made available to persons in- terested in "the sources of western culture, the Rev. John H. Taylor, S.J., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga and director of the Florence summer school, said today. Gonzaga's overseas branch at Florence is now in its second year of operation. "With the facilities now available we are convinced the summer program will prove highly attractive," Father Taylor said. Dedication rites for a new facility t h a t will provide classrooms and accommoda- tions for 10O students in Flor- ence were held November 1. Estimated cost of the sum- mer program will be $950 per student, Father Taylor said. A tour of Italy July 10-18 will include visits to Assist, Rome, Monte Cassino, Naples, Pom- peii, Salerno, Anzio and Vi- terbo. A ten-day period for individ- ual travel after final examina- tions, and return to the United States Aug. 18, is planned also, Father Taylor said. At KAUFER'S A CRUCIFIX AS A GIFT Nofhing more fruly Catholic and nofhing more cher- ished by he recipient. Kaufer's imported crucifixes have a suble beauty of design end material. Some are slightly modern in con- cept, but devotional withal. STANDING CRUCIFIXES $3.$0 to $15,3S HANGING CRUCIFIXES 6 Inches to 24 inches from $I,80 to $41 SICK CALL CRUCIFIXES $4.50 to $13.50 KAUFER CO. [ "' :'sTfswAk00'*n" nMdATZac40173o U first in catholic supplies Washington Owned and Operated Stores i Bruce Kinsch, Seattle Univer- __%%%% Release of Prelate sity education graduate, has been appointed program assist- ant for the Catholic Relief Ser- vices office in Saigon, Vietnam. The new relief director of the Catholic overseas aid agency flew to Saigon last week with his wife, the former Mary Hem- men of Seattle. The 27-year-old Kinsch re- ceived a philosophy degree from St. ThomasSeminary in 1962, and later attended Seat- tle U. In his new position, Kinsch wi 1 1 supervise allocation of food, clothing and medicine to m o re than 425,000 people reached by Catholic Relief in war-torn Germany. COR$ST$ LINGERIE " HOSIERY 4552 UNIVlIIITY WAY [ ou.,i,y Ve.,00 FOR HOME FREEZERS WE ALSO CATER TO hotels, hospitals, Institutions, restaurants, schaols rand ol!age|. Pefschl's. Quolity Meats 1417 13th Ave. Ilk. 4.6933 Arranged by Editor (Continued From Page I) regard for Pope John, but he feared that the release of Bishop Slipyi would have ex- actly the opposite effect. "'In what way?' I had asked. " 'The moment he is released, there will be big headlines say- ing the bishop was tortured by the Reds,' he had said. 'This would not exactly help the cause of improved relations.' "I had replied that it was my understanding that Pope John was not seeking the release of Bishop Slipyi for the propa- gandist exploitation. He was genuinely concerned about the health and well-being of the bishop. As a matter of basic human justice, he hoped the bishop would be freed. "The chairman proceeded to expound on the cast of Bishop Slipyi for almost 20 minutes. He traced the long history of rivalry between the Ukrainian Rite Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. He spoke about Bishop Slipyi's predecessor, Metropolitan Shep, tytsky, who died, the chairman said, under circumstances that suggested his departure from this earth may have been un- naturally accelerated, although he did not say by whom. In any event, he said the bishop had been imprisoned for good and sufficient reason. "My purpose was not to argue that point, l had said. But it was seventeen years since the arrest took place. Surely any further punish- ment could serve no useful purpose. "You may be right, he had said, adding that he would look into the matter and let me know. "At that December meeting, as I got up to leave, the chair- man reached into a drawer and took out two letters on which Christmas greetings to Pope John and President Kennedy had already been engraved. Then he signed the letters and asked me to deliver them on my return to Rome and the United States. "Several weeks later, after I had returned to New York from the December meeting in Moscow, I had received a tele- phone call from the Soviet Am- bassador in Washington. Am- bassador Dobrynin asked if I could come to Washington soon. He had some news to transmit to me. "Two days later, at the Soviet embassy, the Ambassador said he had been asked to convey the greetings of Premier Khrushchev and also to say that the Premier was happy to arrange for the unconditional release of Bishop Slipyi. The Ambassador asked where and how and to whom the Bishop should be delivered. "I thanked the Ambassador for the good news and immedi- ately communicated with Father Morlion, president of Pro Dee University in Rome, who was then in the United States. Throughout all the arrange- ments leading up to the appoint- ments in Moscow and the Vati- can, Father Morlion had occu- pied a liaison role. "Father Morlion telephoned Rome immediately and con- veyed the good news. Within a few hours Vatican officials drew up a plan for Bishop S!ipyi's return to freedom. The plan, accepted immediately by the Soviet government, called for the bishop to be flown to Vienna, where he would be met by the Pope's personal repre- sentative and flown to Rome. "The plan was successfully carried out within a week. Bishop Slipyi was brought to the Vatiacn where Pope John, despite his now advancing ill- ness, greeted him and told of his joy at seeing him reunited with the Church. "Following this meeting, the bishop was eseorted to a secret retreat sothe miles outside Rome. No reporters were permitted to see the bishop. Indeed, it was only after the bishop had arrived at his secret retreat that the news of his liberation was released. "The day following this an- nouncement, I received a tele- phone call from Ambassador Dobrynin in Washington asking me if I had seen the afternoon newspapers. I said I had not. The Ambassador suggested that I do so. Then he read to me a news story under the follow- ing headline: Bishop Tells Of Red Torture "He asked me if I would care to make any comment concerning what appeared to be a breach of good faith. I said I had no direct knowledge of what had happened but I was absolutely certain that there had been no breach of faith. I said I would telephone the Vatican directly and find out what I could. "Vatican officials were pro- foundly shocked when I told them of the news break in the U.S. Bishop Slipyi had spoken to no newsmen. They termed the story a pure concoction. They said they would set the record straight immediately. In particular, Osservatore Romano would carry a front-page state- ment quoting Pope John to the effect that the news stories about Bishop Slipyi were with- out authority and were repudi- ated by both Pope John and Bishop Slipyi. "What troubled Vatican of. ficials most of all was that this incident might interfere with further attempts to bring about release of churchmen imprisoned i n Communist countries. "I telephoned Ambassador Dobrynin and informed him that the news stories were com- pletely unauthorized and that the next issue of Osservatore Romeno would set the record straight on the authority of the Pope." (L'Osservatore Romano on the front page of its Feb. 15, 1963, issue, noted that some segments of the press had pub- lished detailed stories concern- ing Archbishop Slipyi, and then added: "We are authorized to state that neither the Holy See nor Archbishop Slipyi had any part in issuing them.") Cousins in talking of his meeting the following April notes that he began their seven- hour encounter "by thanking the chairman for his affirma- tive response to the request for Bishop Slipyi's release." He continues: "Once again, I expressed the regrets of Vatican officials at what had appeared to be a breach of faith in some of the news coverage that followed the bishop's release and of the pro- found elation of Pope John at being reunited with Bishop Slipyi. "The chairman said he un- derstood, adding that some journalists didn't know what to do with good news. "The chairman then inquired about the health of Pope John, saying he had often thought of, and been inspired by, Pope John's desire to contribute to world peace in whatever time remained to him. "This seemed like a propi- tious moment to transmit to the chairman an advance eopy, translated into Russian by Vatican officials, of Pope John's encyclical, Paeem in Terris. "The chairman said he was pleased to know about the en- cyclical in advance and would read it with great interest. "I then brought up the mat- ter of Archbishop Beran, of Czechoslovakia, who had been interned for some years. Card- inal Augustus Bee, of the Vati- can, had told me of his great concern for the bishop's health. "The chairman said he was unfamiliar with the case of Archbishop Beran, and that this was a matter that concerned the Czechoslovak government. "Recognizing this, I said that Cardinal Bee was hope- ful that the chairman might be willing to use his good offices to explore the matter with Czech government offi- cials. "The chairman said he would take the matter under advise- ment." (Archbishop Josef Beran was freed by the Czechoslovak re- gime the following October, but was not permitted to resume his duties as Archbishop of Prague. 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