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CHRISTIAN CULTURE SERIES, PAGES 6 and 7 Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle rl.t,, Seaffle, Wash., Friday, Nov. 9, 1962 Vol. 65--No. 45  4.1 r,, s,ct,,,, OAncient Rite Marks Pope's Coronation Date: 35-HOUR WEEK JUSTIFIED? PAGE 5 $4.00 per yeor--10c per copy Council Fathers Attend Jubilee Mass Challenges Use Of Taxes To eAid Humanism NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (NC)mA Catholic educator suggested here that if tax funds cannot be used to support church schools, neither can they be used to support public schools which teach secular human- described as a religion by the U.S. Supreme Court. This point was raised by Msgr. Edgar P. McCar- ren, superi.ntendent of schools in the Rockville Centre, N.Y., diocese, on a television program sponsored by the Religious Freedom and Public Affairs Project of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. oU.N. Told Of Pope's Peace Plea UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., Nov. 8 (NC)--Brazil has reminded the United :ions General Assem- of the urgent appeal for peace made by His Holiness Pope John XXIII at the opening of the ecumenical council. The reminder came in a speech in the assembly's first .ommittee by the chairman of the Brazilian delegation, A1- de Melo Franco, who called for a formal prohibition on all nuclear weapons testing. The Brazilian stated: "I returned from Rome a few days ago, and there I had the honor, as: a delegate of my government, to witness the sol- opening of the Second Ecumenical Councit. Perhaps never before in the history of mankind has there been witnessed such a gather- ing of so many spiritual cur- rents. In addition to the repre- sentatives of the Roman Catho- lic Church, there were present many observers of the sepa- ated Christian churches and f various other religions." New Canadian Bishop ,Named VATICAN CITY, Nov. 6 -- (Radio, NC)--The Rev. Reml De Roo, pastor of Holy Cross Pafish in the St. Boniface arch- diocese, has been appointed Bishop of Victoria, B.C. Bishop-elect De Roo succeeds the late Bishop James Hill who died March 29. Bishop.elect De Roo, who has been pastor of Holy Cross parish for the past three years, speaks English. French, Flem- anti italian. Msgr. McCarren noted that secular humanism was de- scribed by the Supreme Court as a religion in a 1961 decision involving a Maryland man who had been denied a notary pub- lic's license because he refused to profess belief in God. To protect his freedom, the court ruled that the government could not favor religions which profess belief in God over those which do not, Msgr. McCarren said. Among the latter, he ad- ded, the court specified Bud- dhism, Taoism, secular human- ism and ethical culture. "Secular humanism is a way of life--and now the Su- preme Court calls it a reli- gionlwhich places great em- phasis on human dignity, hu- man worth and personal right," the Monsignor said. "But this rather accurately describes precisely the way of life which is taught in a value system by the public schools. And then the question arises, if the government cannot give aid to any religion, cannot pre- fer one religion or aid all to- gether, how can it give support to secular humanism?" Later Msgr. MeCarron said: "If it (secular humanism) is a religion and it is being taught in the public schools-- and I think most public school educators would be glad to affirm that such values are taught--then the point still re- mains, how can it be support- ed by publie f u nds, if no kind of support for any reli- gion can be given in the pub- lic schools?" Rabbi Arthur Gilbert of the Conference of Christians and Jews, moderator of the pro- gram, commented in conclu- sion: "If the curriculum or the pub- lic school program in no way is permitted to make references to God, then in effect does this not establish a philosophy of lifo which suggests that values exist without relation to God? Vatican Pavilion POPE JOHN XXIII (at top) presses a switch in the Vati- can that sent a signal starting pile-driving operations for the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair grounds in Flushing Meadows. Flanking the Pope are Vatican Secretary of State, Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (left) and Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York. In the rear are Bishop At New York Fair Bryan "McEntegart of Brooklyn and Thomas J. Deegan Jr., of the Fair committee. At the bottom is an artist's sketch of the oval-shaped pavilion to be built at a cost of about $2,000,000 Ddminating the exhibit will be Michelangelo's "Pieta." (Religious News Service). Community Service Theme Is Stressed At NCCW Convention By Paul W. McCIoskey DETROIT, Nov. 6 (NC) --The theme of service to society was recurrent throughout sessions of the National Council of Catholic Womeffs 31st nation- al convention. Father Dennis J. Geaney, O.A.S., of Fort Wayne, Ind., theologian and author, told a workshop session on spiritual development that "the one in- fallible way of developing spiritually is to come in con- tact with human need, to come in contact with Christ in per- SOn." Father Geaney added that "many want to find Christ in the tabernacle. But they can- not unless they first find Him in other people." Sister Mary Emil, president of Marygrove College, Detroit, noted at a general session November 5 that "it's pretty hard to get excited over suffering if it isn't right in front of you." In an inquiry in the field of public morality, John M e n g, president of New York's Hunter College, declared: "Those who cynically con- form their actions to the de- mands of personal self-interest, of popularity, of the 'needs of the moment,' or of some other equally spurious requirement, betray at one and the same time the most cherished prin- ciples of American democracy and the moral order mandated by a just and loving God?' Msgr. John E. Kelly, former director of the Bureau of in- formation, National Catholic Welfare Conference, who now is a pastor in New Jersey, spoke to a public relations seminar on the topic of Cath- olics in controversy. In dealing with controver- sial issue on a community basis, be said, it is a big help for a Catholic organization to team up with other respec- table groups with similar goals. "For example, most Protes- tant and Jewish parents, as well as those of no faith, do not want their children to be read- ing obscene literature or to attend morally dangerous mov- ies," he said. (More On NCCW Page 3) Discussion LONGVIEW -- In var. Clubs Popular In Longview Parish ious homes throughout St. Rose Parish close to people have met in small easy, informal, intent. Eight of the groups are new this fall. They were spurred into exist- ence by the appearance of the of St. Rose's CCD, Mrs. Richard Sinnett, Mrs. James Daly, her husband, Dr. James P. Donnclly, his wife, Dr. Frank Donohoe, Mrs. Read and Mrs. Donohoc. Christian Culture Series in The years. The fledgling clubs are Progress. enthusiastic; for the old-tim- Some of the seven other ers, life just would not be the groups have been meeting reg- same without their regular ularly for as long as four meetings. The Discussion Club leader ' :. :i for the CCD in St. Rose's is Ed : : Read, an engineer who man- ages to attend the o p e n i n g meeting of each new club. With .... :::. i ,:.::::::.i the help of his two trouble- : )::.::-: shooters, one a physician and : ):i:::i: i::::!: the other a butcher, all of the groups are visited often and kept sailing smoothly. Members of the charter clubs in St. Rose's have gotten the "apostolic itch" long ago; they have drawn their friends into groups. Two of these clubs have grown so large that soon they will have to split. An un- hdppy task indeed, but a splen- did sign of life. All who have belonged to clubs for any length of time are "sold on them." Helen Marshall, chairman of a club that has been go- ing for three years says, '"l]m Discussion Club has really become the center of our social lives; during cob fee time at our guild meet- ings and after Altar Society, the conversation always seems to revolve around the last Discussion Club meet- ing." For George Searing. "Our Discussion Club meeting is the one activity Shirley and I groups during the last two weeks to study their faith to- gether. Each discussion group is sim- ilar to the one pictured below: PARTICIPANTS of Discussion Clubs in St. Rose Parish, Longview, give their views on the success of the Discus- sion Club program in the above article. Pictured above are (from the left) Ed Read, Discussion Club chairman Holy Father Acts To Speed Council Debate really look forward to and plan toward. For us. it's the most important date on the calen- dar." Mrs. James Daly, mother of seven, has this to say: "I don't think our club has missed a meeting in the last three years. We never break up for the summer. W i t h the end of school in June. all winter ac- tivity stops except Discussion Club. We can't do without it." Helen Anton, a nurse at St. John Hospital here in Long- view, was all a-tremble last week as she prepared to chair- man a newly-formed women's group. After the first meeting she was all smiles: "Things went so well. The club seems to run itself. We're going to love it." All the clubs in St. Rose Par- ish. new and old. are using as their text this year the Chris- tian Culture Series published in The Progress. There is wide- spread delight with the series. Dr. James P. Donneily says of it: "The series presents our faith in all its breadth and richness. With it, I see the Church in a new light." Discussion Clubs are easy to start. Once begun, they are a habit that is hard to break. For the Catholic laymam they are the way to a deeper knowledge of God and His Church. a deep- er love and finer service. (Below is the fifth communique /tom the Most Rever- end Archbishop Connolly since the Second Vatican Ecu- menical Council opened October 11. In his comprehen- sive commentary on proceedings, Archbishop Connolly has included today a description o[ the Mass November 4 commemorating the [ourth anniversary of the Holy Father's coronation.) By The Most Reverend Thomas A, Connolly Archbishop of Seattle ROME, Nov. 7Yesterday the Secretary General of the council made one of the most important an- nouncements heard thus far in any of the sessions. Apparently in response to a number of appeals and to check the progressive falling off of attendance, the Holy Father granted to the council Presidency of ten cardinals the faculty of bringi.ng to a close the dis- cussion on a given chapter when in their judgment the matter in question has been sufficiently examined and expounded. In such a case the council president is to put the proposal to a vote of the Council Fathers and they are free to accept or reject it. Home For Christmas This regulation will enable this great lumbering giant of a council to make some definite progress in the remaining weeks of this session which definitely closes December 8, according to another announce- ment made yesterday. So apparently we shall be "out of the trenches" and home for Christmas! The council was beginning to bog down from the weight of oratory to which the Fathers were being subjected day after day with no noticeable respite in sight. The attendance had dropped from 2504 at the open- ing session to a low of 2196 on Monday. Today there were 2211 presenh Of course, some of the older prelates have returned to their dioceses, due to the infirmities of their advancing years, oth- ers are confined to their quar- ters with colds which are prev- alent at the moment, your cor- respondent being similarly af- flicted. Temperature Dropped To 40 The temperature hereabouts took a sudden drop last week, with a low of 40 and apparent- ly none was ready for it. Now, the overcoats have come out, the woolen scarves and probably other invisible types of accoutrement are bei n g worn to fend off the blasts of winter. At the same time, the siroc- co that plagues Italy and Rome at times throughout the winter blows in from the Sahara pick- ing up moisture from the Medi- terranean and depositing it all along the coast. The humidity takes a sudden rise, almost to the saturation point and the walls of most of the unheated buildings drip from the depos- ited moisture. It is actually quite "muggy" here at the mo- ment. The heat was turned on in most of the hotels November 1, at a cost of 200 lire per guest, about 33 cents, and it is worth every bit of that. To get back to the business at hand, shortly after the above m e n t i o n e d momentous an- nouncement, t h e chairman president of the day, CardinaI Tappouni, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, availed himself of the .new faculty and pro- posed a vote on terminating the discussion on the second chapter of the agenda on the sacred liturgy, dealing with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Much Repetition In Arguments Some four prelates 'had spok- en on the subject yesterday ..... 24 on Monday and 27 on the preceding Wednesday before the four day intermission, most of them discussing the pros and cons of receiving Com- munion under two species and (Continued on Page 2) At Lutheran Meeting SISTER M. EMMANUEL, director of social service at the St. Philomena Training School. Brooklyn will be a principal speaker at the Na- tional Lutheran Welfare Conference in New York November 13.14. The Gcad Shepherd Sister has con- ducted workshops at Augus- tana Lutheran Seminary and College in Illinois. Rescued ]'HE REV. ROBERT L. DEPlNET, M.M., an Amer- ican missionary lost in the Philippine Sea for four days with three Filipino compan- ions was rescued by a U.S. Air Force seaplane. Father Depinet's launch experi- enced motor trouble and when the anchor rope broke, the boat began to drift out to sea. 863 Attend Nocturnal Nocturnal :gils on the eve of the first Saturday of Nm ember attracted a lotal of 863 per- sons in St. James Cathedral. Seattle, and St. Patrick Church. Tacoma. The Cathedral had an atten- dance of 454 and there were 409 al St. Patrick's. The devotions are held on the eve of the first Saturday of each month iz7 answer to re- quesls of Our l,adv of Fatima for prayerful observance of first Satur 'avs. / r, d}