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2--THE PROGRESS Friday, Nov. 23, 1962 &apos;RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS MONTH' NOTED m Washington, Nov. 21 (NC) -- The District of Col- umbia Commissioners have proclaimed November Rehglous Emphasis Month" in the nation's capital. Purpose of the observance, they said is to focus attention on spiritual values and encourage families to attend church. COPTER SERVICE CONSIDERED m L i s b o n, Nov. 21 (NC) -- Helicopter service for next summer between here and the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is being considered by the Civil Air Board and TAP, the Portuguese Airline. It now takes neatly three hours by train or car to go from Lsbon to the shrine which is I00 miles north of here and 15 miles from the nearest railroad station. NAME CHANGED m Vatican City, Nov. 22 (Radio, NC)--His Holiness Pope John XXIII has is- sued a decree changing the name of the Urban Col- lege of the Propagation of the Faith to the Pontificial Urban University and given it a rank equal to that of other major pontifical institutions of higher learn- ing such as the Gregorian and Lateran Universities. BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ CHOSEN--Cologne, Germany, Nov. 22 (Radio, NC)The German Catholic Film and Television League has accepted the United Artists film, "Birdman of Alcatraz," for its list of the year's best films. The league praised the film for its convincing  defense of human dignity and its contribution to a : true idea of freedom. The film was classified A-2 (unobjectionable for adults and adolescents) by the Legion of Decency. ATTEND MASS FOR RIOT VICTIMS--La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 19 (NC)--Some 2,000 students attend- ed a Requiem Mass in the cathedral here for the five persons killed during a street battle between backers and opponents of Cuba's Marxist Premier Fidel Castro. The students prayed for the conversion of com- munists. About 25 persons were injured in addition to those killed in the rioting, which occurred October 26 at the height of the world crisis brought on by ,the erection of missile bases in Cuba by Soviet tech- nicians. U. S. POLICE FINANCE INDIA CHURCH--Kat- itachlra, India, Nov. 21 (NC)--A new $10,000 Cath- olic church, financed by donations from Catholic policemen in Brooklyn, N. Yo, has been blessed here. Father Kuriakose Mialil, pastor of St. Mary's parish, said at the opening that Mass would be of- fered at the church for the benefaetors three times a year. The church was built by funds collected over : the past four years by members of the Our Lady of Fatima Club of Brooklyn South Police Department. Haiti Regime Ousts Bishop,: Three Priests SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic, Nov. 20 (N.C.)-- The government of neighboring Haiti has expelled a bishop and three priests from the country in a renewal of its anti-Church measures that date back three years. Ousted by Haitian President Francois Duvalier, according to r e p o r t s reaching hre, was Bishop Paul Robgrt .of Les Go- naives who had rbeet forcibly removed from his diocese by the government in early 1961.: Also exiled were three priests identified only as Fathers Mar- tin, Robin and Saliou. The Bish- op and priests are all natives of France. Their expulsion brings to 12 the number of churchmen-- three bishops and nine priests --forced out of Haiti since 1959 The ousted clerics were scheduled to fly to New York November 17, reports added. Bishop Robert was to go on to Rome to report to His Holi- ness Pope John XXIII and the priests were to go to France. ----- -.-., hagen. Heads Foundation REV. IAUGUSTINE STOCK, O.S.B., professor of Sacred Scripture at Im- maculate Conception Semi- nary, Conception, Mo., has been ,lamed superior of the first American Benedictine foundation in Europe. MO nk s from Conception Abbey will staff the new monastic Settlement in Den- mark, made through the co- operation of Bishop Theo- d0re Suhr , O.S.B., of Copen- ou'll Immaculate Heart 100th Anniversary O" WASHINGTON (NC) -- Mem- bers of the U.S. province of the Immaculate Heart Missioners will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of their com- munity November 25. Father. A I p h o n s e Rigouts, When You Buy c I. C. M:, provincial superior, will offer a solemn high Mass Delicious st. John's church in nearby : McLean, Va'. Father Frederick SUNNY McGuire, C.M., executive secre- tary of the Mission Secretariat, Pope John XXIil Receives U.S. Bishops (Continued from Page 1) dinal had extended an invitation to the Holy Father to come to New York to bless and open the Vatican pavilion at the 1964 "Ex- position." It was ctated that the Holy Father made no reply. When you are reading this communique in your Catholic Northwest Progress, the remains of the Thanksgiving turkey will be resting, probably on its side, within the cool precincts of your reh:igerator, surrounded by the ruins and remnants of that happy repast. I hope you have given us displaced persons a brief mo- ment as you pulled your chair close to the festive board and pre- pared to assault the traditional bird. Turkeys here are selling at 80 to 90 cents a pound. Guests of Ambassador This evening, the American cardinals, archbishops and bish- ops will be the guests of the Ambassador from the United States and Mrs. Reinhardt at the Vil!a Taverna on the Embassy grounds. The reception will have a Thanksgiving theme or motif, we pre- sume, so that we can join in spirit with all at home in observing this great national holiday. On Thursday evening our hotel is serving a typical, American "we hope" Thanksgiving dinner to all the guests, so we shall be right there with you, at least, gastronomically speaking. The weather here, since many of you are weather-conscious, has been consistently stormy and wet. I do believe that in the past week or so, Rome has had fifty per cent of our annual rain- fall at home. An inch an hour here does not seem to be unusual at this time of the year and "t is usually preceded by a blinding display of lightning and a series of thunder-claps that rattle windows and shutters. We have never seen such a show of celes- tial pyrotechnics and, though the lightning forks angrily from the clouds close by, at any time of the day or night, it never seems to strike any one or do any damage. But enough !s enough for we are deprived of our daily constitutional under such con- ditions. Father Sullivan Among Privileged We were happy to note that our genial mentor in the fields of theology and canon law made the front page of last week's Progress. Father Sullivan is now among the privileged class of "experts" or "periti" with a special place in the council sessions. However, probably for reasons best known to the authorities here, the "periti" cannot open their mouths during the sessions without extraordinary permission ! ! ! He is in good health as are Bishops Gill and Dougherty and the rest of our Fathers. We were happy to note that the usual Serra dinner was held at St. Thomas Seminary and that our brother Serrans from Everett, Tacoma and Seattle were in attendance. We received personal reports from John Kaufer, president of Seattle Serra, for which we are very grateful. It appears that Father Denis Foudy, Father Michael O'Neill of St. Edward's Seminary and Father Cornelius Power, temporary vicar general and chancellor of the Archdiocese, all performed admirably. This annual dinner is, as it was this year, one of the highlights of the Serran year; it is an  important occasion in the annals of tile semin'ary also. Guests of Sulpicians, Bishop Gill Speaks This mention of the Seminary brings to mind the invitation that we privileged Sulpician Alumni received recently to observe the patronal feast of all Sulpician Seminaries and houses, Our Lady's Presentation in the Temple. We are gathering tomorrow evening at five o'clock at the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, iiiiii: :i:i!i :+ :::::< ::2 Pontiff Looks To Years Ahead HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN XXIII brings his right hand to his eyes, striking a meditative attitude during core- ninnies at St. Peter's Basilica. The Holy Father, now con- ducting the Church's 21st ecumenical council, will be 81 November 25. all priests and bishops and cardinals of whom there are several, to renew our clerical promises. Short sermons will be given by Bishop Louis Guyot of Coutances, France, and by Bishop Gill. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be given by Archbishop Lawrence Shehan of Baltimore. At six o'clock, there will be an informal gathering at the Canadian College and we are looking forward to the occasion to inspect other Sulpician Alumni from all parts of the world. This should be good! 1 Well, there are twelve working days left before we are "paroled" on December 8. The work of the council continues apace and as we look back on the results of the past six weeks, it appears on the surface at least, that we have accomplished very little, with relation to the entire volume of work that lies ahead of us. However, although the Council moved along at a somewhat slow and ungainly pace in the beginning, it has made progress consistently and steadily during the past several weeks. The entire schema or constitution (or agenda, if you will) on the Sacred Liturgy was considered in its entirety and subjected to a minute and exhaustive study and examination in all its eight chapters and 105 sections. It still remains to be seen, however, what has been definitely achieved for the statutes or canons have not been returned to the Fathers for discussion by the Com- mission on Sacred Liturgy. When these the presented to the coun- cil again, they will be subjected to further discussion and ulti- mately approved or disapproved or changed in one way or an- other. It is thought that this might take place before adjournment on the 8th but there is no definite information to be had. Conclude Sacred Liturgy Schema The schema on Sacred Liturgy was concluded a week ago with a discussion on Gregorian chant which will keep its primacy despite changes recommended for the use of sacred music in the Church's ceremonial drawn from contemporary sources. Sacred art also came under scrutiny with a number of suggestions and recommendations, the Fathers for the most part condemning any- thing bizarre, grotesque and questionable for other reasons, gadgets where a coin is inserted to light an electric candle as a votive light, or to secure a few notes of music from a statue. A number of abuses in this order were mentioned, most of which were entirely foreign to most of us from the USA. I am sure most of you have been kept informed by NCWC News Service on the problems that seemingly call for the fixing of a definite date for Easter and, of course, for the rest of the liturgical year that follows. Much was said on this point. Real Split In Council With the conclusion of the discussion on Sacred Liturgy, we turned to the discussion of the first constitution in the schemata (or agenda). Here, as was anticipated, a real split developed among the Fathers of the Council. The schema in question deals with the sources of revelation and the ensuing discussion was concerned with the acceptance or rejection of the draft that was presented to the Fathers for consideration. Little was said actually on scripture, tradition or Biblical interpretation for the time was and has been con- sumed for the past four working days on the question as to what to do with the schema presented by the council's prepara- tory commission. The members of this commission, all competent, scholarly men, have been meeting in Rome, on and off, for the past three years to formulate a schema to present to the Fathers of the Council. Now, many of them, and these are quite articulate and insistent, have refused to accept the draft, disagreeing with it on the ground that it is too long, too complex, that it will require endless changes, etc. Others desire to accept the agenda and proceed to amend it in accordance with the will of the majority of the Fathers. This will be determined by a vote, probably, in order to ascertain the basic views of the majority on this contro- versial subject. It is hardly likely that the entire draft or schema will be rejected to be completely re-written. It is an important issue for the next several chapters stem from this opening chapter. It will probably be five or six days before the question is settled and the chapter in question subjected to a complete analysis and some modification. More of this later. Thanks Progress Readers That is 30 for tonight and our blessing goes to all of you with these words: It is impossible for me to acknowledge the messages I have received regarding these weekly reports and I desire to take this means to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the kind readers who wrote to me. Your response was most encour- aging. Thank you. Sources Are Debated COME, HEAR The Story of (Continued from Page l) among theologians. TheCouncil looks problems of salvation UNIVERSITY TOWER be debated in its particular of Trent (1545-1563) spoke of a "prior to Revelation" (as the provisions, being a m e n d e d only where necessary. 3)=Others wanted the whole project put on the shelf. At the 19th assembly of the council it was voted to pass the project on the liturgy on to the liturgical c o m m i s s i o n for amendment. The vote, taken on a motion by Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, Dean of the Sacred College, resulted in an over- whelmingly favorable majority. A mechanical tabulation show- ed 2,162 of the perforated bal- lots were affirmative, 46 were opposed, and 7: were void. C a/'difial Tisserant's motion asked for a prompt return for the project from the commis- sion to the general body, so that a vote could be taken on it in its final form. Votes were taken on fourcommission amendments at the 21st session and all were overwhelmingly affirmative, Objections'. to the council's .proposed constitution on Rev- elatiotfmounted at the 20th g e n e r a,l congregation, as some Fathers demanded that it be rewritten root and branch. But voices were also raised defending the project. Arguing that it was basically sound, the defenders urged that it be de- bated in its particulars a n d amended only where neces- sary. At the 19th general congre- gation November 14 the debate centered on the project as a whole, without examining its details. The very title of the project, "The Sources of Revelation," has been subject to debate Former Columban General To Work "unique fount" of Revelation, and "the term "two sources of Revelation" came into use among Catholic theologians in the post-Tridentine period when they were defending Tradition against the attacks of Protes- tants, who put all their faith in the Bible alone. A proposal was made in the debate that a study group be formed of council Fathers who want an entirely new projeet and those who want to amend the present project. T h i s group would have the task of finding points of mutual agreement. Those wanting to throw the project out and start afresh argue that as now proposed it smacks too much of the class- room, that its terms are ex- cessively abstruse and are in danger "of making the truth incomprehensible to the sepa- rated brothers," that some of its statements are too rigid, that it does not take enough account of the growth of dogma and is therefore not ma- ture enough from a theological point of view, and that it over- council communique put it), and gives little encouragement ::::'! ...... to scientific research in theol- ogy and Scriptural studies. The communique said the defenders m a d e the point that "The foundation of pas- toral action is very clear in its exposition of teaching, and the truth does not give , offense to the separated brothers who also are in ::::: ;:::: .......... search of it." The proponents were reported to have added: "The duty of the council is to illustrate and safeguard Catholic doctrine in- tact. The project as it is pre- sented has been prepared by learned bishops and priests and, moreover, has been ap- proved by the central com- mission made up in large part by cardinals." The defenders also said sem- inaries are awaiting precise di- rections from the council on doctrinal and exegetical prob- lems "which are discussed to- day in journals and books without clarity of ideas a n d depth of study," as the com- munique expressed it. SHOW YOUR FAMILY THAT YOU CARE-- Ernie Hanis SERVE THE FINEST IN BAKED FOODS FROM THE BaN TON BAKERIES-- Soon to rise on University of Portland Campus UNIVERSITY TOWER will offer a host of exciting advantages for retirement living. Only minutes from all of Portland's attractions, yet full privacy is yours in any of the TOWER'S 413 modern apartments. You'll like the Catholic atmosphere, the opportunities for learning at the Universify of Portland. You'll enjoy the verdant campus and. 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