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BLESSED ALL ASIA Rights Law Enforced Precedents,., ,, ,,Brkenl On U.S. Aid i,,, i _ Programs -- Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of $eottle _u n _,- _,- a u, S pr% sASH InN jGoThO sNo n(NC Vol. 67, No. 50 41  Seattle, Wash., Friday, Dec. I I, 1964 $4.00 per year--10c per copy s AT EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Pope Paul Blesses 300,000 RECORD CROWD WITNESSES CONSECRATION OF SIX BISHOPS IN BOMBAY Bringing Missal to Mass Soon .Will Be Out-moded, Priest Says BATON R O U G E, La. (NC)  A liturgist said here that bringing a mis- sal to Mass soon will be old-fashioned. "It will be as archaic 'as the rosary at the Holy Sacrifice. .You do not take part in public vorship by burying your nose i'W-'n a book," said Rev. Robert Hovda, editor of the National Liturgical Conference's quarter- ly publication. The priest, assigned to the St. Paul Student Center at North Dakota State University in Far- go, spoke on the vernacular and other changes in the Mass to teachers in Baton Rouge di- ocesan schools and members of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. "It is not necessary," he said, "to check the celebrant to see if he reads the prayers to you correctly. Listen to the word of God as he gives it to you." Until the faithful are con- vinced of the importance of their role in the liturgy and be- come involved in the current "rediscovery of the act of re- demption," he said, they Will tLegion Condemns Movie Made in U.S. NEW YORK (NC)--The National Legion of De- cency announced Decem- er ;/ that a Condemned ring has been issued to the film, "Kiss Me Stupid," starring Kim Novak and Dean Martin. The Mirisch Corporation pro- duction is the first U. S. made movie to be given a Class C (condemned) rating by the Catholic evaluation agency .since "Baby Doll," Ella Ka- Zan's production, released by w'Warner Bros. eight years ago. The reason for the C rating of the film, which was produced and directed by Billy Wilder, was stated by the Legion as fol- lows: "Satire on the foibles of Its people has always been a sign of the healthiness of a society. Through humor the weaknesses of men can be ex. posed to a salutary recogni- tion by all, and, many times, much more effectively than by serious preachment. Mr. Wilder's earlier film, "The Apartment," was an example of such effective comic satire. "In the case of 'Kiss Me Stupid,' however not only has Mr. Wilder failed to create a genuine satire out of a situation comedy but an amateur com- poser who attempts to sell his songs to a big-name singer in exchange for the adulterous at- tentions of his alleged 'wife', but he has regrettably pro- duced a thoroughly sordid piece of realism which is esthetically as well as morally repulsive. Crude and suggestive dialogue, a leering treatment of marital and extra-marital sex, a pru- rient preoccupation with lechery compound the film's bald con- donation of immorality." In releasing this rating the Legion at the same time ex- pressed its astonishment that "a film which is so patently inde- cent and immoral" should have received a seal of approval from the Production Code Au- thority of the Motion Picture Association of America. "It is difficult to understand how such an approval is not the final betrayal of the trust which has been placed by so many in the organized indus- try's self'regulatin"' com- mented the Legion. "Moreover, the release of this film by Lopert Pictures, a whol- ly owned subsidiary of United Artists, at any time but partic- ularly at the holiday season of Chanukah and Christmas is a commercial d e c i s i o n," ob- served, the Legion, "bereft of respect for the Judeao-Christian sensibilities of the majority of our American people." be jus t play-acting. Pastors and people together, he said, must have patience as they "struggle together out of the old world into the new." In answer to a question con- cerning singing at communion time, Father Hovda comment- ed: "At this moment of the Mass, Christ makes us all one in Him. We should be acute- ly aware of our neighbor and our solidarity during this most profoundly social mo- ment of a profoundly social act." -'He also said sermons at Mass will be different. The em- phasis will be away from the "moralistic advice offered from experiences of the past of the priest" and toward the Gospel," he said. Introduction of the vernacular, he said, "takes away the smoke screen in the liturgy and lays all the problems where we can see them." More basic reform will be needed if the current changes don't make the Church's pub- lic worship understandable, he said. Atonement for Crimes THESE NUNS will spend the rest of their lives in prayers of atonement for the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazi regime. The Carmelites are shown in their 00Froesanfs Se ilm Awards NEW YORK (NC)mln a move to prod American film making into produc- ing more and better films for family audiences, the National Council of Churches has estab- lished a series of annual mo- ttion picture awards. The announcement came on he heels of the statement by the Catholic Episcopal Commit- tee on Motion Picture: Radio and Television in which the leg- ion criticized Hollywood for a "substantial decrease" in the production of films suitable for family attendance. The bish- ops also objected to an in- - crease in the number of "ob- Ijectionable" films for adult au- v diences. The National Council of Churches, which includes most Protestant and Orthodox churches in the U. S., will an- nounce its first film awards for outstanding artistic merit. India Pilgrimage ROME (N.C.)  Pope Paul VI, the man who called himself a "pilgrim of peace," is back in Rome following a trip to Bombay, India, where he met with a reception such as no pilgrim has received in the history of the world. For four days and three nights, the 67-year-old Pontiff met with the people of India-- rich people, poor people, young people, old people, statesmen and religious leaders, Catho- lics, Protestants, Jews, Ortho- dox, Hindus and Buddhists. Wherever he went he was greeted by cheering crowds. "We come as a pilgrim, a pilgrim of peace, of joy, of serenity and love," the Pope said upon arriving at Bombay airport December 2. "We greet all the Indian people, every man, woman and child. And we extend our greeting to all the nations of Asia, to every nation in the world. "May they always remember that all men are brothers under the fatherhood of the Divinity. May they learn to love one another, to respect one another, to avoid vio- lating the natural rights of others. May they ever strive to respect these rights in truth, in justice and in love." Three days later, when he was departing from the same airport, the Pone told a huge throng he vyuld ,always carry "an unforgettable memory" of his visit to India, and he added: "We feel ourself to share in a moral citizenship with this lend, which we will ever love." For Pope Paul and for India it was a week which broke all precedent. Never before, until Pope Paul flew to Bombay for the 38th International Eucha- ristic Congress, had a reigning Pontiff journeyed so far to the East. Never before in Bombay had such crowds greeted a for- eign visitor--surpassing those which turned out for Eisen- hower, Khruschev or Queen Elizabeth. To the people of India he was "the holy man from Rome," and they greeted him by shouting "Jai Pope Sahib" (Hail Mr. Pope). The Pope, often weary but smiling, re- sponded with "Jai Hind" (Hail India), and met his hosts with a gesture of folded hands which the Indians call "namaste." The trip began on a rainy morning at Rome's Fiumicino airport December 2. The Pope had been up the whole night working on telks he would give in India. To a small crowd at the airport, before he boarded his Air India jet, he said he was making the trip as a "re- ligious testimony to Christ Our Lord." Once airborne, the Pope rested for a while, then strolled back to the rear com- partment to greet passengers and newsmen. For the sur- prised reporters it was an- other first--a papal press con- ference. He told an Italian Communist newsman there would be "many fine dia- logues ahead of us." The plane touched down for one hour in Beirut, Lebanon, where 15,060 persons turned out to greet the Pope, despite the fact that many Arabs still resent the ecumenical coun- cil's actions regarding the Jews. Pope Paul spoke with Lebanese President Charles Helou and Greek Orthodox Bishop Elias Saliby at the air- port terminal, then departed once more for India. If the reception at Beirut was enthusiastic, the welcome at Bombay was beyond de- scription. Only a small per- centage of India's population is Christian, but tens of thousands were at the airport to greet the Pope. Other thousands lined his route into the city. When the door of the jetliner was opened, Pope Paul, wear- ing a white cassock and a scar- let cape, was the first to appear. He was erected by Valerian Cardinal Gracias, who was his host in Bombay, by several other cardinals, by In- dian Vice President Zakir Hus. sain and Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Then began the slow 12-mile trip into the city where a crowd estimated at one million persons pressed forward along the route to catch a glimpse of the honored visitor. Many Hindus believe the sight of a holy man sanctifies the on- looker. Often the oolice had to struggle to keep the papal mo- torcade from being engulfed. Pope Paul's first stop was the outdoor Oval where the main functions of the Eucha- ristic Congress were held. He blessed a group of newly- (Continued on Page 2) DEMANDS POLITICAL Overthrow of Vietnam Regime, Buddhist Aim By Rev. Patrick O'Connor SAIGON (NC)It was late on the tense night of last August 24. Gen. Ngu- yen Khanh, then presi- dent, was parleying with two brown-robed Buddhist bonzes (monks) in the head- quarters of the Vietnamese armed forces. They and their colleagues had set students demonstrating against the gov- ernment. Now they were stating their terms. The general hesitated. Then one of them, Thich (Ven- erable) Tri Quang made his threat. He had two bonzes ready to burn themselves, if General Khanh would not yield. He yielded. A week later, he yielded again; this time to an ultima- tum given by the second of the two bonzes, Thich Tam Chau. The demands each time were essentially political. Political aims and question- able methods have lowered ambitious Buddhist bonzes here in the esteem of many Buddhists and non-Buddhists. The activities of these bonzes have been criticized as neith- er good Buddhism nor good citizenship. The bad impression is not lessened by statements that sound like double-talk to many others. On November 23 and 24, for instance, Buddhist lead- ers issued statements disown- ing responsibility for antigov- eminent riot, while assailing the government and calling the youthful rioters "heroic" and "innocent." The recent riots, unmistak- ably fomented and encouraged by Buddhist bonzes were aimed at overthrowing a government formed only three weeks ear- lier. The reason given was that it did not meet the wishes of "the people," especially Budd- hists. No poll had been taken, or could have been taken, of the people or even of the Buddhists. The truth was that a relative- ly small number of bonzes wanted men of their choice in the government. They wanted them in key ministries -- notably those of justice, social welfare and in- formation. Thich Tam Chau's choice for minister of informa- tion was the editor of an anti- Catholic, vehemently p r o- Buddhist newspaper, Ha nh Dong (Action). This paper has been suspended by the govern- ment. for publishing material dangerous to public security. (Though known for its shrill pro-Buddhist partisan tone, Hanh Dong, when quoted in the Saigon Press Analysis of the U. S. Information Service, is described as just "an indepen- dent and influential newspa- per." The Catholic-edited Xay Du'ng is quoted as "a pro-Ro- man Catholic newspaper" and no more.) Political bonzes do not hesi- tate to use dangerous measures against their country's govern. ment in time of war. On No- vember 28 Thich Tam Chau an- nounced an "all-out" non-cooper- ation campaign against Prime Minister Tran van Huong's gov- ernment. Seated with him at the press conference and obviously acqui- escing, was Thich Ho Giac, who as deputy chief Buddhist chaplain holds the rank of ma- jor in the Vietnamese armed forces. The bonzes' interpreter for a foreign journalist was Tran Quang Thuan, who until the end of October was minister of social welfare. He said he had come to the bonze's press conference just as a specta- tor. Late on the night of Novem- ber 2, after a day of two vio- lent demonstrations that had started from the Buddhist cen- ter, the former minister of so- cial welfare -- who is also a former bonze -- and the former (Continued on Page 3) chapel at the site of the infamous "death" camp maintained by the Nazis at Dachau, Germany. The grounds have been converted into Holy Blood Convent. Shift in Birth Control Policy Announced by AMA MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (NC)  The American Medical Association has called for support of birth control programs, includ- ing those of nonmedical groups and community.sponsored wel- fare agencies. This change in policy, advo- cated by the association's trus- tees and accepted by its House of Delegates, is a shift from a neutral policy on the question of birth control and sexual be- havior adopted 26 years ago. The House of Delegates, com- posed of 228 members elected by state societies, met here De- cember 2 with some 5,000 mem- bers of the association's 204,- 000 members. "There should be no re- tion was urged to provide "ade- quate medical direction" to the formerly disapproved nonprofes- sional birth-control agencies. The resolution states that birth control information and assistance should be made available to all patients requir- ing such aid, but this should be in keeping with the religious convictions of the patient. The delegates drew no preference between birth-control aid dis- pensed by private doctors and community - sponsored health services. The AMA acted on a re- port of a committee that in- eluded Dr. Mary S. Calderone, a leader in the planned par- enthood movement in New York. The committee called on the AMA to modernize its "An intelligent recognition of the problems that relate to hu. man reproduction, including the need for population control, is more than a matter of respon. sible parenthood; it is a matter of responsible medical prac. rice," the committee claimed. The trustees said they have approved on their own author- ity a new brochure on all aspects and methods of birth control -- drugs, chemicals, devices and the rhythm meth- od approved by the Catholic Church. A major concern of the dale.. gates was to reiterate AMA support of the Kerr-Mills Act and to set up its opposition to proposed health-care programs of the Johnson Administration, given the go-ahead for agencies to demand compliance with the civil rights law from governments and private agen- cies taking part in U. S, pro- grams. Under title 6 of the law passed earlier this year, racial discrimination is banned from programs getting Federal aid. Regulations for compliance cover programs administered by the Departments of the In- terior, Agriculture, Labor and Health, Education and Welfare; the Housing and Home Finance Agency, the General Services Administration and the National Science Foundation. President Johnson's announce- ment December 4 said: "All key Federal officials have been in- structed to cooperate with state and local governments and with private organizations and in- dividuals participating in Fed- eral programs to insure that there is complete understand. ins of the regulations and com- pliance with the Congressional mandate." Medal Given Prisoners Negoiafor CINCINNATI (NC) -- James B. Donovan, New York attorney, was pre- sented with the St. Francis Xavier Medal by Xavier Uni- versity here and likened to the 16th century missioner-saint for whom the award is named. The Rev. W. Eugene Shiels, S.J.: chairman of the univer- sity's history department, said of the medalist, who negotiated the release of Cuban prisoners captured in the abortive anti- Castro Bay of Pigs invasion: "He restored to the 20th century one of the Church's ancient corporal works of mercy that is all but forgotten by modern man- he ran- somed the captives at great personal peril and sacri- fices." Donovan, a Fordham Univer. sity alumnus who also nego- tiated with Soviet Russia for the release of Francis Gary Powers, U-2 plane pilot, and two other Americans, was hon- ored at the annual observance of St. Francis Xvier's feast day by the Xavier Alumni As- sociation. The medal has been award- ed annually since 19M to a person exemplifying the spir- it of St. Francis Xavier. In his acceptance speech, Donovan called ov American businessmen to help "remove the seeds of Communism" in Latin America by making in- vestments that will improve working conditions and wages of Latin American workers. Kids Are No Kids At Cal By George N. Kramer, Ph.D. Overshadowing in sig- nifi,cance all other news during the week was the disgraceful spectacle on the University of California Ber- keley campus. It displayed all the trappings and characteristics of the "stu- dent" demonstrations that took place against the House Com- mittee on Un-American Activi- ties meetings in San Francisco in May, 1960. There was even a striking resemblance of many of the participants as well as a simi- larity of their behavior, al- though this time the purported reasons for the lawless vio- lence were different. In 1960, the protest was against the HCUA session to inquire into certain Com- munist activities in Northern California; this time, under the auspices of a new organi- zation called the Free Speech Movement, the issue is unre- stricted "political" activity on the campus. Almost 800 sit-ins were finally forcibly removed from Sproul Hall, the administration build- ing, on orders from Governor Brown last week after they had occupied the premises for more then a day and a night. Many resisted arrest for tres- pass, whereupon the familiar re- frain of "police brutality" rent the air, as was the case in 1960. Governor Brown called the (Continued on Page 5) Target' ................... 2 Concrete CCD Hall and Social Center is Dedicated ........ 3 Because We Love (Editorial) ................. 4 Liturgy of the Word ........ $ Two Babies Added to 12th Child Baptism Roll ........ 6 'Casting Eloquence ......... 8 Brother McBreen Invested ..10 WASHINGTON (NC) -- The U.S. Office of Education said here college and university en- rolhnent this fall totaled 5,320,- 294, with 1,825,805 students in privately controlled institutions. The federal agency said en- rollment in public institutions rose 13.1 per cent and that in private schools by 6.8 per cent over figures for fall of 1963. The office said the jump is du largely to arrival of the post-World War II babies at col- lege age. "The impact is ex- pected to be just as great next year," it commented. The current total enrollment figures doubles that for 10 years ago, it said. available to both private and clinic patients," the trustees said. The policy-making House of Delegates in 1936 was opposed to what it called "propaganda" about birth control from non- medical agencies. This policy was termed unrealistic at the meeting here and the associa- BERLIN (NC)--Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski was met by a cheering crowd when he stepped off the train in Warsaw at the end of his trip from the ecumenical council in Rome, it was reported here. Several hundred priests and laymen shouted "Long live our father" when the 63-year-old Primate of Poland arrived at the station. The cardinal accepted a bouquet of flowers and asked jok- ingly: "Are you going to admit me to the city?" --(Religious News Service Photo) straint on the positlon con- stand to "conform to changes commonly called the medicare I I cerning the dissemination of in society." program. ] tn Todtw's I birth-control information, and, Up .s with other forms of qual- I Wy Progress... College Enrollmenf ity medical care, such infor- Cheer Cardina szynski Church in Congo 'Real marion should be equally