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D John Eckhart r t 1 By JOHN J. ECKHART "RELIGION AND THE AMER- a matter of socio-statistical ICAN PEOPLE," by John L. fact that eight per cent of Thomas, S.J., Newman Press Catholics do not believe in so7 pp., $4.50 ne of the increasingly .puiar indoor literary and 'analytic sports in this country is the more and more complete lissection of t h e American religious mind. While the Catholic American comes in for his large share of interprttation and explana- tion, thins ook concerns itself with thq rider study of most of the .mijor faiths in the United Stales. After thelprobings of Eugene Thorman md Daniel Callahan as per the American Catholic, what more is there in that area? PlenCy, but it does not concern us here. Father Thomas is a sociol- ogist by raining, inclination,; and vocabulary. This be- comes manifest by his loving usage d certain esoteric terminology so well remem- bered from university sociol- ogy classes. Without phrases like "value orientation," "frame of ref- erence," "outgtoup," and "normative struaures," t h e sociologist would be very much like the rest of ts. However, the uthor does do the job of putthg American religious relatiomhips in their appropriate positions in the United States socio-political scene. This he his done by the compilation of a set of statis- tics sent out thrmgh the media of a questionmire to 2,987 American adults This series of questionnaires questons such as, you believe m God, Do you Christ was God, Do believe orificial birth con- is sinful, .=low do you rate clergy, and Do you feel group., try to interfere your ligious beliefs or liberties? you an imagine, some inte'esting r e s u I t s cropped tp among the jungle of tablesand columns. It is difficult a believe, but it is the Trinity A sort of con- tradiction, but that is tabu- lation for you. We find also that roughly (how rough is roughly?) three out of five stated they (Catholics) attend Mass every Sunday. Against the Protestant record this is phenomenal. However, the reverse indi- cates that two out of five are missing Mass on those Sundays. A variety of avenues of in- vestigation and bases of future interpolations exist in t h i s book. While it is of a some- what specialized interest, wad- ing through the tables, skip- piling the tedious compilations of statistics, the lay person is able to find not only interest- ting, but some startling in- sights into the religious mind of the American adult belieyer. I think the author's own con- clusion is worth repeating. "We have shown that re- ligion still constitutes a per- vasive element in American eulture and will probably re- main so in the future. We have uncovered a substantial core group of traditional be- lievers in all churches and suggested that they be care- |uily distinguished from the f e ! 1 o w travelers currently swelling the recorded mem- bership. "We have noted the spirit of relative tolerance and mu- tual acceptance among the major faiths though they dif- fered considerably in their at- titudes toward :some practical programs." "A HARMONY OF THE GOS- PELS," in the Knox trans- lation, edited by Leonard Johnston, L.S.S., and Aldan Pickering, M.A., Shoed and and Ward, 252 pp., $6.00. ne of the most fascinat- ing and interesting meth- ods of Gospel study for the layman is the comparative analysis of the Gospels. In their harmony and architec- tonic completeness we find a large part of their validity. This book simply arranges the passages of the Gospels in a format that shows the same subject as written by Saints Matthew, Mark, Lake, a n d John, each alongside the other for ready referal. There are no interpreta- tions, no intellectual addenda to becloud the simplicity of the Gospels. It would be difficult to think of a better companion to your New Testament than this par- allel compilation of the hap many of the Gospels. The book is complete with an Index to Sections and a Text Index. Feature Films On Television Bellingham KING-TV (NBC) Channel 5 KVOS-I' Channel 12 KIRO-TV (CBS) Channel 7 Tacoma Seattle KTNT-TV (CBS) Channel 11 KOMO-W (ABC) Channel 4 KTVW-TV Channel 13 MOT.ON PICTURE CLASSIFICATION BY NATIONAL LEGIONOF DECENCY: A-I--Morally Unobjectionable for General Patraage; A-II--Morally Unobjectionable for Adults and Adtlescents; A-IIIMorally Unobjectionable for Adults: B--Morally Objectionable in Part for All; C-Condemned; SC--Separate Classification; NR--No Rating Available. (Note: The ratings listed below were those given the orignal movies. Most films before being shown on tele- visim are edited to conform to the television code and to he individual station's time schedule. For this reason, ob]tionable parts contained in the original plot may be de hted "in the television version and thus the original Lgon rating may not be entirely correct.) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 2:30 I.m,KING-TV--Prince of Pirates ............................... : ...... B 4:00 Jim,--KIRO-TV--rhe Daughter of Dr. Jekyll .......................... a 6:30 I.m.--KTVW-TV--Powder town ....................................... A-II 9:00 .m.--KING-TVDlary of Anne Frank ................................ A-I 10:00 .m.KTN'r-TVThe Mummy's Hand ............................... A-II 11:0Q g.m,KI RO-TV--Cleopatro ........................................... NR 11:00 p.m,KVOS-TV--The Actress .......................... . ............. A-el 11:30 p.m.-KOMO.TV--Onmbers B-52 ............................. /. ........ NR 12:05 am.--K ING-TVThe Vanquished .................................... A-n 12:4S a.m.--KVOS.TV--Suddenly ........................................... A-II SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 II:30ro.m.KIRO-TV--ToII Man Riding .................................... A-II 11:30 a.m--KVOS-TV--Hobson's Choice ................................... A-II 2:00 p.nl.--KING-TV--I Confess ........................................... A-It 4:30 p.ll.-4(TVW-TV--Falcon in Danger .................................. A-I 4:30 p.ln.--KOMO-TVJust Around the Corner ........................... A-I 4:30 p.mKTNT-TVTarzan and the Leopard Woman ................. A-II 6:00 p.rh--KVOS-TVGladiator of Rome ................................. NR 7:00 p.ra--KTNT-TVl Aim at the Stars ................................ A-It 12:30 a.lrIK/OS-TVTell If To the Judge .................................. B MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 9:30 pln.KOMO-TVBoffle Taxi ........................................ A-I 2:00 p.m.--KTklT-TVSundoy Dinner for o Soldier ....................... A-I 3:30 g.lnKIRG-TVSIarlift (Port I) .............................. A-I 5:30 p..--KVes-TV--If, The Terror from Beyond Space ................ A-I 7:00 p.m.--KIRO-TV--The Disembodied ..................................... B 7:30 p.mKINP-TV--Father of the Bride ................................ A-I 10:30 p.m.KTN.TVThe Fighting Lady ................................. A-I 11:30 p.m;.--KVOSTVDesperato Journey .................................. A-I 11:30 p.mKOMt.TV--Down Three Oark Streets ........................ A-II 1:00 a.m.KTV-TVExperiment Alcatraz .................. : ........... A-II TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 9:30 p.m.KOMC.TVEscape from Red Rock ........................... NR 2:00 p.m.--KTNTCVThe Fighting Lady ................................. A-I 3:30 p.m.--KING-V--StarUff (Part II) ................................... A-I 5:30 p.m.--KVOSVJourney into Fear ................................. A-II 10:30 p.m.KTNT-'VThe County Chairman ............................. NR 11:00 p.m.--KVOSAV--The Young Don't Cry ............................. A-II 11:30 P.m.--KOMOV--Secret Mission ..................................... A-I 1:00 a.m.--KTVW,V--The Sea Around Us ............................... A-I WEONESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 9:30 a.m.KOMO-/--The Skipper. Surprlsed His Wife ... ............... A-I 2:00 p.m.--KTNT.Tr--The County Chairman ............................. NR 3:30 p.mKING-TL-Hosty Heart ......................................... A-I 5:30 pm.KVOS-TL-Combat Squad ...................................... A-I 7:00 p.m.KTVW-Tr--Alico Adams ....................................... NR 10:30 p.m.KTNT-TP-Threugh Different Eyes .......................... A-It 11:00 p.mKVOS-T-The Lost Time I Saw Paris ...................... A-n 11:30 p.m.--KOMO-T'mThe Yellow Tomahawk ........................... A-II 1:00 a.m.--KTVW-T--The Threat '. ................................... A-II THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 9:30 a.m.KOMO-T'-Ghost Diver ...................................... A-I 2:00 g.m.KTNT-TV-Through Different Eyes ........................... A-II 3:30 p.m,KING-TV-He's a Cockeyed Wonder .......................... A-II 5:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV-The Sharknghters ................................. A-II 7:00 pm.--KTNT-TV-BelI, Book and Candle ............................ A-Ill 10:30 p.m.--KTNT.TV-The Werewolf ...................................... A-II 11:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV-The Big Sleep ........................................ S 11:30 p,m,KOMO.T'Teenagers from Outer Space ..................... A-II 1:00 a'.mKTVW-T---Unexpeded Uncle ................................ A.II FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 9:30 a.m'--KOMOJVlroquois Troll ...................................... A-I 2:00 p.m.--KTNT-'?--BIg Business ........................................ A-I 3:30 g .m,K I NG." .--Ca r ibbean .......................................... A-II 5:30 p.m.--KVOS[V--Jungle Moon Men .................................. A-I 7:00 p.m.--KTVVTV--OuI of the Past ................................... A-II 10:30 p.m.--KTN'frV--Rumble on the Docks ................................ S 11:00 p.m.--KVOfrV--EI Paso ............................................. a 11:30 p.mKONg-TVMaaya ............................................ A-It 1:00 e.m.--KTV-TV--FIyIng Leothernecks ................................ A-I This Review Is Spomored by Catholic Gifts l Church Goods, Inc. Religious goods for the home, church and school. A pleasant shopping atmosphere with a seted variety of religious gifts. 607 Union St., Seattle I MUtual 2-3929 Cowardly No-Doer Are you the type of person Confucius was talking about when he said: "To know what is right and not to do it is the worst eowardiee." Episcopal Drivers and Beggars " 6:  Friday, Nov. 8, 1963 THE PROGRESS--5 ,, 'I Don't Believe In OME  As one sets in Council and who can satisfy our wadis so readily with ,. ' n drives, are now driven by the Spirit to help Shotgun Weddings looks out over the 2,500 bishops ...... one sees many ways in which they may carry the bnrden ot the Mystical Christ in the  "  "urh .... Ch c. be divided--by color, by race, by natron. But ff one views them through the prism of pover(y .............. Tou gooa peopJe m me u a wno nave neen By REV. WALTER IMBIORSKI in the world, they fall into two classes: the bish- , ........... ;, A,;,,o .... ;11 .... i .... ric h Family Life Director, Archdiocese of Cklemle o.ps W:shave "drives" and the bishops who are count'y=,'i]l 'now"nidvted";o'glve "u:;;s on Guaa' Columnist for Roy. John L. Themm, $.J. egg" . _ condition you give the Poor Christ more. 'Cart- My unmarried daughter who is a senior i high ....... .. . tas Christi urget nos"--"The Charity of Christ school is pregnant. The [ather is 19 years old and pretty " ne nrst group o mshops, when it wants to . , .............. . . . orwes us. wnat a great ,nurcn we wm De m irresponsible. Alice wants very much to marry hint, but budd a three-mdhon-dollar cathedral or a four- million-dollar high sehool, sets the machinery of a drive in motion and 1o! The goal is over- subscribed. The other bishops, from mission lands, are the "beggars." Though shepherds, they have no sheep to be sheared. Though pastors, they are without rich parishes. Their hands are mostly open in benediction but rare- ly closed in possession. They are "the tin-cup episcopate" who are driven by poverty to beg from those who have overcome poverty with a drive. o The Holy Spirit of love has its own sweet way of drawing both together. When a bishop from the United States sits alongside a bishop, who has 7,500 Catholics in a population of 10 million, the former feels like Zacheus, who sees he must share his wealth, and the other feels like the Samaritan leper, who rejoices in thanks for the blessings received from his neighbor There will be a new spirit in the Church of the [1.S. after this Council. We from the land of drives daily look on our brothers in Christ who have nothing. We see ourselves like other Simons of Cyrene, who are compelled to carry the Cross of Christ. The Council is laying ou us the burden of the African world, the cross of Asia, the poverty of Latin America, the hunger of hundreds of millions. Where the Gospel says "Simon was compelled," one might also say "Simon was driven." So we, the future through this sharing with the poor! You can practice this new Spirit now by helping these poor bishops who hold out empty hands daily at the Council. Send your sacrifices to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. GOD LOVE YOU 70 C. G. /or $500. "I have just sold my house without the aid of a realtor, so I cau send this amount to the poor o/the world." . . to Mrs L. H. M. /or $10. "'Half o t this is #om what the n,en called a 'cuss pot" from poker games while on a/ishing trip. The rest is my donation." . . to M. N. H./or $10. "l won a pool on the World Series; enclosed is a share [or the Missions." "May We Be GLUTTED When They Are GUTTED?" Learn the answer by reading Ihe special November-December issue of Mission. Let us know if you wish to be put on our mail- ing list for this bi-monthly magazine containing articles, anecdotes, cartoons and pictures. A subscription is only $1. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifices to it and mail it to Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, National Director of the Society for the Propa- gation of the Faith, 66 - 5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10001, or your Archdiocesan Director, Rev. Stephen Szeman, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104. Goodbye To South Vietnam Unity flight to Rome where her three other children await her. They were flown there by arrange- ments made by the U.S. gov- ernment. Should she leave the U.S. now, she would be required to obtain another visa from the rebel regime in Saigon before being permitted to re-enter this country, Department of State officials said Tuesday. U.S. Responsible? To what degree, if any, the U.S. government was respon- sible for the 18-hour military coup Friday and Saturday re- mains an open question. General denials have been issued, according to press reports, but they were made by the u s u a I unidentified "spokesmen." hend. But several other of the rebellious generals had been like him. Another enigma is Gen. Ton That Dinh, a youthful officer, 38, who is credited with hav- ing planned the coup. He had assertedly openly defended his President and in every manner proved loyal to him. However, it is said that recently he re- quested the cabinet position of Secretary of the Interior, which was refused him. When the Buddhist issue arose last June, he said he began planning Diem's over- throw while he was tempor- arily relieved of his military command. But how he sue- eeeded in beooming one of the leaders of the eoup has not been explained. Now he has been named Secretary of the Interior by the military junta, and as such he will head police and security agencies. He will bear watch- ing. Future Prospect South Vietnam will be ruled by a military junta for some time to come, regardless of the outcome of the war against the Viet Cong or other developments. Fortunately, all the mem- bers of the junta are pro- Ngoc Tho as premier has been set up. Outcome The U.S. is ready to recog- nize the military junla govern- ment, perhaps this week, al- though the recent anti-Com- munist juntas in the Dominican Republic and Honduras still await U.S. recognition and any sort of aid. This inconsistency is not so strange when it is noted that the Buddhist high priest Thich Tri 0uang, accused by Diem's government of being pro.Communist, was given asylum in our embassy in Saigon since last August, but Tuesday, when Ngo Dinh Can, brother of President Diem, sought asylum at the U.S. Consulate at Hue, he was handed over to the rebel regime. Ngo Dinh Can was not a gov- ernment official, but he was immediately flown 400 miles to Saigon in a U.S. military plane and turned over by U.S. offi- cials to the rebel junta. The way it looks from here, South Vietnam's stability has now been destroyed and the un- certainty of final victory over the Viet Cong is multiplied. Already there is talk of uniting South Vietnam with Communist Ha Chi Minh's North Vietnam under a "neutralist" regime. Even though this may not happen, a coalition govern- ment may very likely be im- posed on South Vietnam just as it was on LaDs, and South- east Asia will be further undermined. Then, good-bye to the Republic of South Viet- nam! (Conlinued from Page l) circumstances of the death of President Ngo Dinh Diem and lfis brother, Nhu. However, M a I c o m W. Browne of the Associated Press has given our papers a fairly detailed account of what hap- pened to them, from the time the coup started until he per- sonally viewed photographs of the two slain leaders. Fairly established and ac- cepted is the fact that the two men were no suicides, despite pfficial, insistence of the rebel Saigon government that they were "accidental suicides." The Saigon government's version that they lost their lives while grappling for a pistol in the armored ear in which they were being taken to army headquarters is scarcely tenable, inasmuch. as the two unarmed leaders had informed military au- thorities of their whereabouts and voluntarily surrendered. That they were shot and stabbed en route can only point to assassination or murder. Equally untenable is the re- port that the bodies were hastily and secretly buried for fear that the enraged populace would do violence to them. No evidence, much less proof, has been furnished to show that the populace as a whole was ei- ther enraged or outraged; rather, that it has accepted the coup as a fait accompli. What remains to be explain- ed is whether the soldiers who killed President Diem and his brother Nhu were ordered to do so, and if so by whom, or whether they did so on their own accord. If they did it without beirig ordered, the absence of any dispatch relating to an investi- gation or interrogation of the perpetrators of the deed raises some doubt that this had not been prearranged or planned. A 1 t h o u g h Washington's "high" Ad:ninistration offi- cials are said to have priv- ately declared their regret for what had taken place, there has been no official statement to that effect nor, so far as is known, has an official expression of sympa- thy or condolence to Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu come out of Washington. Madame Nhu is still in Los Angeles, having at the last minute, on advice of her phy- sician, canceled her scheduled SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 7:30 a.m., Catholic Hour, KING-Radio (090 kc.) Second talk by Rev. Bade Griffiths, O.S.B., of Kerolo, India. His topic today is "Ways of Knowing God." 7:45 a,m,, Hour of st. Francis, KXA- Radio (770 kc.) True story of a pilot who cresheS through the roof of o monastery and is saved by o member at o religion he has abandoned. The story is entitled "Miracle et Chimay." 8:30 a.m., Look Up and Live, KIRO- TV, Channel 7. "The Lighter Side," is the second of a two-part series exploring the role o( humor in contemporary religion. The , Rev. Hugh Michael Behan, diocesan director of radio and lelevision in Grand Rapids, Mich., is hosl. Frank McHugh reads "Dawn," by J F Powers, a humorous story about whimsical hap- penings in a mythical Catholic diocese, and a poem by Phyllis McGinley. 9:15 a.m., Sacred Heart Program, KIRO- TV, Channel 7. The Rev, Clement McHospv, S,J,, as- sociate editor of America and Catholic Mind and director of the Catholic Record Society, will Speak on "Catho- lics and the Bible," the second in the series "Toward Better Understanding." ,t p.m., Chollenge, KOMO-TV, Channel 4 The Rev. William Treacy, Rabbi Raphael Levine and Dr. Lynn Carson discuss highlights of their People-lo- People tour in Europe and the Near East. 7:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Program, KT- VW-TV, Channel 13. "What Incentive Love? is the lille of a talk by Rev, Francis J. Pettish, S.J., professor of religion at Loyoln University of Los Angeles. This is 1he last in the series. "The Power at Love." No two accounts of thj mat ........ DOCTOR KRAMER ter seem to agree, although the Reviews The News general assumption is that our 'government officials were well claimed anti - Communists. The major problem for their country at the moment, how- ever, is not Communism but a threat to national unity. Although President D i e m managed to weld the nation together into some sort of unity, basically the threat of another fragmentation such as existed 10 years ago is not improbable. Diem was accused of having been repressive in his methods. but too little consideration was given to the fact that his gov- ernment was engaged in an all-out war against the Com- munists, while required to maintain internal unity The U.S. government "spokesmen" are hopeful that the new regime will establish a democratic republic again with leadership they can ac- cept, and with which they can successfully terminate the war against the Communists. The military junta has de- dared it will be the ruling power until a new constitu- tion can be written and an- other election held, but when this will be done is attybedy's guess. Meanwhile, a caretaker ad- ministrative cabinet with for- aware that a coup was in the making. That they aided or abetted the plot directly or in- directly is another question. That the Administration of- ficially has been demanding the dismissal of Ngo Dinh Nhu and the adoption by President Diem of reform measures which were never fully spelled out has been well known for some time. It was perhaps only co- incidence, therefore, that just prior to the military revolt the U.S. had implemented its demands on the South Viet- nam government by withhold- ing funds for the support of Diem's so - called "palace guard" unless they were sent ..... .:: :.  :: :    'i;+:: :::::.:v:::,..:.: ,,:...:,:.:.:;:.:.::..:.:i!::;.':, :.:.: :::>x..\>\>a into eombat against the Viet Cong and later by eurtailing shipments of eonsumer goods and supplies. The least that one can say is that the U.S. had made condi- tions favorable or even inevi- table for what was supposedly known to be a planned over- throw of Diem's regime. Present Rulers Considerable mystery s t i I I surrounds the action of the 12 or t4 generals who assertedly plotted to overthrow President Diem, most of whom had all along given him loyal support and were apparently v e r y friendly. Consider, f o r example, Gem Duong Van Minh, who named himsel[ chief of state Tuesday. He was proclaimed a hero in 1955 for having decisively defeated the guer- rilla forees of the powerful Birth Xuken, a sect whose private army controlled the police force and gambling dens of Saigon. That was the time Ngo Dinh Diem was elected president of South Vietnam. The two men were on the best of terms, and in 1959, Diem promoted the general to chief of the field command. Last year, this of- rice was abolished, and Gem Duong Van Mirth was made military adviser to the Presi- dent, the post he held when last week's coup occurred. He had taken no part in the 1960 attempt to overthrow the Diem government and had never been suspected of anti- administration views. How an apparently dedicated officer like him could have turned on his longtime friend and su- perior is difficult to compre- 'Haste Makes Waste'  "  You can rely upon the Devil WRITERS to tell you that "haste makes waste," but don't forget the N, Y. pabllsher wants boak$ en all suh- iects, tictlen, nonnctlan. No tse for old proverb: professional opinion. FREE: Brochures ' that show how your book can be publish- "fraud and deceit a r e ed, publicized, sold; lips and article always in haste." reprints on writing, publishing, contracts. Wrltt Dept. 465-K w,.-::======:.-::-.-:.-::,.:= Exp0siti0n3- AnK AVS s., N.Y. 1, PRAYER TO ST. JUDE To be said in great affliction, or when one seems Io be de- prived of all visible help, or for cases despaired of. "Mose holy apostle St. Jude, faithful aervant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered thy beloved Mas- ter into the hands of His ene- mies has caused thee m be for- gotten by many, bm the Church honors and invokes thee unf- ree-sally, as the patron of hope- less cases, of thinga despaired of. Pray for me who em so mia- erabh; make me I implore thee, of that particular privilege ac- corded of thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help i most despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the commla- tion and ran:car of heaven in all my n-aiti tribulations a n d aadferings, particularly-- (Here make your request) and that I may Bless God with thee and all the elect forever. I promise thee, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, and 1 will never cease" to honor thee as my Rieclal and powerful p a t r o n and to do all in my power m encourage devotion to thee. , Amel" (To encourage devotion to St. Jude, distribute this p r y r er ack.ewledge in writing favors reced, etc.) NatioHI Shrine of St. Jude Claretian Fathers 221 West MadisoB Street '" Ckile 6, Ill. mer vice-president N g u y e n :::::::::::_.::::::..x,m he has retused. My brother (my husband has been dead nine years) says we should force him to marry but I don't agree. My daughter is very upset and says she will never give up the baby. She also insists that ahhough she has to leave school she will stay at home and bring up her child Father, we don't have a lot of money and there are two younger children in the house, l've gotten over my shock and want to know how to handle this situation [or everybody's good. Please ansn, er soon. OST people don't realize how important a gM's father is in her pro-adolescence and teen-age years. When people remark on how nine-year-old Suzy can "twist her father around her little finger", they seldom realize that it is with her father that Suzy is naturally and prop- erly learning how to relate to men It is quite frequently the girl whose father is absenl too busy, impatient or not interested in her, that goes inlo adoles- cence with great curiosity, gullibilily and need for nmle affec, tion. It is this type who may well become an unwed mother. Don't follow your brother's adviee and try to "pressure" the young man into marriage. All the arguments about the family honor and giving the baby a name are fine. But the baby's future and the couple's future are more important. It is rarely a good idea to encourage a marriage in this sit- Uation unless both parties can honestly and freely say "even if there were no child on the way we would really want to marry." Your daughter's action indicates immaturity at the very least while the boy's actions and attitude in this situation indicate ir- responsibility and even selfishness. Unless there are many good positive factors to offset the feeling of being coerced and trapped, the feeling of "oh we might as well see how it works" marriage would be very unwise. Does this mean the young man should be made to assume no responsibility? Not at all. Some arrangements should be worked out (involving his parents if necessary) to make him contribute financially to the birth and early care of the child. If nothing can be worked out informally, consult a lawyer. Most states hold the father, if he is known, liable to provide sub- stantial assistance in these circumstances. Local Diocesan Aid Available S for her staying during the coming months at home, this is not a good idea. This is not because she is a terrible sin- ner, but because her presence will cause considerable embarrass- ment to herself and the family and serious confusion for the younger children. If private arrangements cannot be made for her, contact the Catholic Charities or Home Bureau office in the diocese in which you live. If you cannot call directly, have the parish priest (or any priest for that matter) put you in touch with them. They ear make various kinds of arrangements to give Alice the care and attention she needs in either a private home or in some institutional setting, or even in a different town or city if the circumstances warrant it. There is usually no charge at all for those for whom payment would be a hardship. Do all you can gently, but firmly to persuade Alice to "let the baby out for adoption." It seems well established that most unwed mothers who want to keep their babies are satisfying a need of their own--either to expiate guilt or to give meaning to their lives, or just to have someone dependent upon them. Baby Needs Both Parents THIS is simply unjust. It is unfair to the child to try to raise it / without a father and without a "name when he could be pro- vided with a real home and two loving parents. I am not a great believer in a mother's love overcoming all in circumstances of this kind. Your daughter needs SPecial understanding in the months to eome. Perhaps the most difficult thing she will ever have had to face in her entire life was telling you about her pregnancy and watching you every day, knowing your shock and dis appointment. This is the classic ease in which you must hate the sin and love the sinner. Encourage her to complete her high school work, even by mail Help her make plans for the future lest she permit herself to feet that life is over and just drift or come to despise herself. She may well need somebody to talk to. to help sort out her feelings and face the future. Again maybe the parish priest could suggest a wise and qualified person. I hope these thoughts are helpful. IN GIFTS . GUnDERSOfi s2r PINE 7&4 IIROADWAY SEATTLE TACOMA open every day luncheons from $1.35 dinne:s fzom $2.45 children's menu ample free parkinq' Seafood Restaurant Featurinq the original Skippar'e dishes. At yx=cht basin, i mile nortk el old floating bridge. For reservations call EAst 2-217S 00.Anth0ny N00essenger The National Catholic Family Magazine . 340,000 subscribers $4.00 per year Somple copy sent upoe requeg . Published by the FIANCISCAN FATHERS ] Peanut md somple cony, ..... " . ,., .-. i ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER 1615 Regl: Street, Cininncrtl, Ohio 4521@ For the UNUSUAL