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Archbishop Tells Of Pope Ey ................. Nuns Donate es El .... 81st Birthday Celeb r ation Aftero,hersDeathu..may_ seeThat (Contmued from Page I) NAUVOO, llI., (NC)-- June 29 The current session adjourns Saturday, December 8 at 12th CHRISTMAS VISITmROME, Nov. 28 (NC) a public session, with the Holy Father presiding. The eyes of Benedictine Erancis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, Said here he plans to make his 12th annual Christ- mas visit to U.S. servicemen at overseasbases this year. The Cardinal will spend Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam, and then go to Bangkok, Thailand, it has been reported. The Cardinal revealed his intention to make the trip when he received a group of 70 American air- men and their wives who are stationed at the U.S. Air Force bases at Brindisi and Taranto: Cardinal Spellman received them at his hotel No- vember 23 at 8 a.m. before leaving for the session of the ecumenical council, * "A- * REFUGEE CARDINAL LEARNS ENGLISH WURZBURG, Germany, Nov, 23 (NC) -- Jozsef Car- dinal Mindszenty, Primate of Hungary, has learned to speak English in his refuge in the American Lega- tion in Budapest. Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, national Catholic weekly published here, reports that the 70-year-old Cardinal has learned English well enough to con- verse with his special bodyguard and with the , Catholic members of the legation staff who attend : his Mass on Sundays. When the Cardinal took refuge here after the Hungarian revolt of 1956, he already spoke German, French and Italian besides his native Hungarian. CURE CREDITED TO THERESE NEUMANN- PASSAU, Germany, Nov. 26 (NC) m A cure credited to the intercession of Therese Neumann has been reported in a diocesan newspaper published here. The Passau diocesan newspaper Bistumsblatt said that Sister Eleutheria Ellman of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Zweisel wrote to her parents in Eicb- staett of the apparent cure of the mother of one of her assistant nurses. POPE SENDS GOODWILL MESSAGE D VATI- CAN CITY, Nov. 27 (Radio, NC) -- A message of goodwill has been sent to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India by His Holiness Pope John XXIII. The Pontiff disclosed during an audience ac- corded to the bishops from India attending the Vatican council November 23 that he had sent the message. The Pope did not disclose the nature of his mes- sage but said that he had received a very respectful reply from the Indian Premier. PATRONESS HONORED m GUANTANAMO BAY, Nov. 27 (NC) -- Cuba&apos;s patroness, Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, has a place of honor in the U.S. Naval Station's chapel here. A copy of a 300- year-old statue at Cobre stands on the left side of the chapel's sanctuary near the altar rail. Every day, many of the Cuban refugees and workers here pray before the statue. For the Cubans, the statue is a symbol of the days when Cuba was free and of the future when she will be free. It was a U.S. Navy chaplain's idea to bring the statue here. ' 'U.S. DOES .NOT FORGETGOD OR SOLDIER'-- " Fort Stewart, Ga., Nov. 26 (NC) President Ken- . nedy quoted poetry to some 3,000 troops here to drive home the point that the U.S. remembers God " and the soldier at all times, not only in time of danger. The President recited a four-line poem after ex- pressing :his thanks to officers' and men of the First Armored Division for their past service and for "pros- : ent actions during the difficult period of the last i four or five weeks." "Many years ago, according to a story," the President stated, "there was found in a sentry box  in Gibraltar a poem which said: " 'God and the soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before. When the danger is past and all things righted, God is forgotten and the o|d soldier slighted.' " "This country," the President concluded, "does not forget God or the soldier. Upon both we now depend," -'-#--= Pope's Gift To Build Flood Victims' Homes SEOUL (NC)--A $10,000 gift from His Holiness Pope John XXIII to the victims of the ..... Sunchon flood disaster will be used to build new houses for the poorest of those who lost their homes, Archbishop Harold Henry, S.S.C., of Kwangju and the Korean Ministry of Health and Social Affairs have decided. Hot Cakes ....... Next week we shall have no mid-week holiday for sessions are scheduled for every day to enable us to clean up a few odds and ends connected with some of the schemata. Break of Nine Months The above-mentioned announcement constitutes a nine-month break in the council sessions which should give the various com- missions the time and the opportunity to work over and to re- duce in format some of the constitutions or schemata that will be presented next fall. This appears to be quite necessary for there has been some dissatisfaction expressed regarding the agenda (constitutions, schemata, theses) as it has been submitted to the Fathers of the council by certain of the preparatory com- missions. Criticism Varied A number of the Fathers have spoken out openly in criticism of the length of the schemata, of their general character, of their lack of specific application to the ne<ls of our own day, of the absence of a pastoral spirit in some of thcm, of their excessive rigidity, of the need for some recognition of the development of certain theological and scriptural studies, of the danger of mak- ing truth almost incomprehensible to our separated brethren and so on. In some instances the revision of some of the constitutions presented to us required days and days of consideration and of interminable speech making. With regard to the constitution on the sources of Revelation, for example, the prospect of revising and correcting and amend- ing many of the points, seemed to a majority of the Fathers to be hopeless and, as you no doubt have read on page one of last week's Catholic Northwest Progress, the Holy Father inter- vened for the second time this session and scrapped the con- troversial thesis, He appointed an entirely new commission to redraft it for presentation to the council next fall. This action followed a vote that showed the great majority of the Fathers in favor of a re- draft of the constitution but they failed by 106 votes to muster the necessary two-thirds majority. The constitution on communi- cations media (pressure from Radio, Motion Pictures, Tele- vision), more or less innocuous in character, was substituted and discussed for four days. On Monday last, the Constitution of the Unity of the Church was presented to the Council Fathers for discussion. It is a three part thesis called "Ut Unum Sint", "That They May Be One." Remarks Are 'To Point' While it is intended to deal exclusively with the Orthodox churches of the east, it contains some points that might be ap- plicable to relations between both Catholics and Protestants. However, this phase of the question will come Up for discussion later, probably in the fall of 1963 and it will be presented by the Christian Unity Commission headed by Cardinal Ben. Many of the patriarchs and bishops of the Eastern Rites have spoken on this thesis and their remarks have been "to the point, frank and informative." Pope Celebrates Birthday The Holy Father celebrated his gist birthday last Sunday, November 25. He offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7 a.m. in the Chapel of the Pontifical University of the Propaga- tion of the Faith outside the Vatican. The Mass was attended by a number of cardinals, archbishops, bishops and seminarians studying in various colleges in Rome for missionary dioceses and vicariates. Spoke on Old Age After the Mas, the Pope had some thoughtful remarks to make on the subjects of old age (I know just how he feels) and death. He said that he had been reading the Office of the Dead in his breviary and had come across the words: "Thou hast granted me life and mercy and Thy visitation hath preserved my spirit." He then said: "We have arrived at the start of our 82nd year. Will we arrive at the end of it? We are not excessive- ly concerned. Any day is a good day to be born and any day is a good day to die." He often remarks on his advanced age in an offhand manner, Soon after he was elected Pope in October 1958, he declared that his age he might have a reign of about 30 months at the most. His prophecy was not particularly to the point as subsequent events have shown. This son of humble farm folk who never aspired to be any- thing more than a humble parish priest, has been responsible for some of the most vital changes in the history of the Church as well as for the renewal of his own office. His conception of Commentary On Council Is Beamed East VATICAN CITY, Nov. 29 (Radio. NC)--Vatican Radio carried to Communist eastern Europe running commentaries on the opening of the general council. Descriptions of the opening ceremonies were beamed east- ward in Polish, Hungarian and Russian. The radio also broadcast to Africa in Swahili, English and French. It a I s o beamed spe- cial broadcasts to Australia and New Zealand and to the United States. If you haven't been reading The Progress advertisements, ou have been losing money. ead and profit. Dome Towers Above Tiber AN UNUSUAL VIEW of the dome of St. Peter Basilica (in background) is seen by photographers who covered the rising of the Tiber River due to heavy rains. It had reached alarming levels and here the waters reach the arches of the Bridge of Angels. the papacy most of all has revived a more or less discarded tradition. 'Bonus Priest' He has said that he did not consider himself a great diplomat or an outstanding administrator or a particularly erudite scholar but rather a "bonus pastor." a good shepherd. He travels out of the Vatican and around Rome at will, sometimes much to the dismay of the security police. He has visited his sick friends in hospitals, he has gone to orphanages, reform schools, prisons, etc. He has given first Communion to children in working class neighborhoods and washed the feet of young priests at the Mann- dy on Holy Thursday. He is equally at home with laborers as well as with chiefs-of-state. A great Pope we have . . . a humble, warm-hearted Man of God. Last Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock the Feast of the Presen- tation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. we assembled in the Basilica of St. Mary's of the Angels, to renew our clerical promises with Sulpician Alumni from all over the world. It was quite a gather- ing. CardiLal Leger, Archbishop of Montreal presided, in his titular church. Cardinal Feltin, Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Lienart, Archbishop of Lille, France, Cardinal Gerlier, Arch- bishop of Lyons, France--Sulpician students all--and Cardinal Concha, Archbishop of Bogota, Colombia, S.A., who has three Sulpician seminaries in his province, were in attendance. In addition, there were some 140 archbishops and bishop and an equal number of priests and seminarians, from the Canadian College and other colleges and seminaries in Rome. Renewed Clerical Vows The priest and seminarians made their clerical promises to the Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal, seated on his throne, the archbishops and bishops from their places in the sanctuary dur- ing exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Short sermons were delivered by Bishop Louis Guyot of Cou- tances, France and our own Bishop Gill of Seattle. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament was given by Archbishop Shehan of B..Itimore and we concluded the ceremony with the chanting of the "Magnificat", "My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord"; Attended Reception A short reception was held in the Canadian College after the observance where we were able to meet alumni from a number of seminaries, Spartan-trained and wholesomely educated as ourselvesI ! I It was a good dayl There remains one mere communique for which I am sin- cerely grateful. We will all be glad to get home. As th lu- gubrious monk said to the visiting monsignor, "It's not lust the couneil, it's the whole blank thing." That's 3O for tonight. Our blessing to all of you. nuns at St. Mary's Priory here have been given a new lease on another life. In the largest group pledge ever received at the Iowa Lions Eye Bank at the State University of Iowa, all 105 members of the Benedictine community here pledged their eyes after death to the bank for a erson with impaired vision or for medical research. That, reports the SUI Eye Bank, is a record. Mother Clarisse s aid the Nauvoo Benedictines had been aware of the program for several years. She related: "But last year, a friend, a donor, spoke of the pledge of her eyes. Suddenly it struck me that this was a real charity we could easily offer our fel- low human bcings." Professed members of the community si g n e d pledges which were turned over to Dr. Glen Peck, a Fort Madison, Iowa, optometrist and a mem- ber of the Iowa Lions Club who has treated several of the Sisters. Mother Clarisse said additional pledges will be com- ing from the community. "The Sisters," she noted, are happ,, to make the gift. They feel glad to continue to do good after their deaths." The pledges involved ar- rangements with Iowa and Ill- inois highway patrols to coop- erate in rushing the donated eyes to Iowa City when the occasion arises. Only the cornea, or trans- parent covering, is used in the transplant operation. But all parts of the eye are used in medical research. In a corneal transplant, a healthy cornea is removed from the donor shortly after the death and used to replace a clouded or defective cornea in the eye of the patient, it was explained. The donor's eyes must be removed within a matter of hours, after death--as few as four. Until recently they had to be used within 36 hours after removal but doctors found that placing the corneas in glycerin will preserve them up to three months. Thus a small emer- gency sunplv can be kept on hand. While not a cure-all for eye ailments, doctors c 1 a i m the Lutheran Bishop Praises Pope HAMBURG, Germany (NC)-- A leading Lutheran Bishop has,, praised the "openmindedness of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. Bishop D. Lilje of Hanover, head of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, told a group of Protestant teachers here recently that the "openmindedness" t h a t Pope John has shown "never officially existed before in the history of the Church." The Bishop pointed out that relations between the Lutheran and Catholic Churches have im- proved. "There is no more struggling as there was in our fathers' time," he said. Bishop Lilje said that the ease with which the Catholic Church a d o p t s Lutheran hymns is astonishing, as well as the fact that Catholic hymns are sung in Protestant churches. The Bishop cautioned, how- ever, against too much opti- mism regarding the prospects for eventual union of the two Churches. 'Eyes' Have It Holy Humility of Mary Sis. ter Mary Vide, going blind before a cornea transplant in September, now threads a needle without glasses. operation will help substantial numbers of people. They esti- mate as many as 15,000 to 20,000 in this country could benefit from the program. Nurses Told Hospital Is House of Mercy OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 29 (NC)--ChrNtian ideals of nurs- ing are "almost lost, almost totally obscured in the awful darkness of secularism," a nurse educator told the Dioces- an Council of Catholic Nurses here. Sister Rose Paul, head of the department of Nursing Educa- tion at St. Mary's College, Xavier, Ken., said nursing edu- cation is beginning to look at the patient as a learning ex- perience for students rather than as the object of mercy and charity. The current attitude of nurs- ing education, she said, is whether the patient either is or is not a good learning experi- ence. "He is regarded as the college student regards experi- mental animals in the biology laboratory, with complete emo- tional detachment if not some repugnancy or distaste." she said. The hospital, she said, ex- ists for a e0mpletely different reason. "It was built for the express purpose of providing care for the man who cannot care for himself. It is a house of mercy; it is not compar- able to the college biology laboratory." Sister Rose Paul said that the work of a nurse is intensely personal. "Mary has be- queathed to everyone of us, her daughters, her own task of love--the joyoustask of tak care of her Son." 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O'Connor (left), rector of the North American College, Rome, to His Holiness Pope John XXIII. Others shown are Bishop Allen J. Babcock of Grand Rapids, Mich. (center), and Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Arch- bishop ot St. Louis (partially hidden behind Pontiff) at right. Auxiliaries For Newark Are Named WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (NC) --His Holiness Pope J'oh n XXIII has appointed two aux- iliary bishops to Archbishop Thomas A. Boland of Newark. They are: Msgr. John J. Dougherty, president of Seton Hall University, South Orange, N. 3, who was named Titular Bishop of Cotenna, and Msgr. Joseph A. Costello, vice chan- cellor of Newark, who was named Titular Bishop of Choma. The appointments were an- nounced here by Msgr. Gerol. amo Prigione, charge d'Affairs at the Apostolic Delegation. Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, the Apostolic Delegate, is at- Sodality Congress Date Announced BOMBAY, (NC) -- The Third World Congress of Sodalities of Our Lady will be held here during the 1964 International Eucharistic Congress, the ex- ecutive council of the National Sodality Federation has an- nounced. tending the Second Vatican Council. Bishop-designate Dougherty, who was ordained July 23, 1933, has been president of the 9,000- student Seton Hall University since 1959. The institution is conducted by the Newark arch- diocese, one of the nation's largest See's, embracing 1,495,- 298 Catholics. Bishop-designate Costello, a native of Newark, was ordained June 7, 1941 in Newark and was in parish work from 1941 until 1956 and has served in several archdiocesan posts. YOUR SEATTLE CITY LIGHT