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ARTS BROWSING The Other Viewpoint q[ "filE QUEST FOR CATHOLI. CITY, The Development of High Church Anglicanism," by George Tavard, Herder and Herder, 227 pp., $5.95. here might be some question if this book is not really for the specialist, or at. least a reader with a consuming in- terest in the development of High Church Anglicanism. After reading I concluded that while this specialization may be true, the book makes fascinating reading for anyone. h q  Fether Tavard treats the de- velopment of High Church Angelicanism, f r o m Henry VIII, through the conversion of Cardinal Newman, to the pre- sent day. almost exclusively from the viewpoint of a de- veloping theology. ) q This is a comparatively rare view. Most authors find it exceeding dilfieult to as- sesa the religion of the Eng- lish nation divoreed from the complex web of polities and dynastic struggle. In other words, here we have the Theological considera- tions that concerned the clerics and divines of Anglican his- tory. The easy reasoning has always included a section on (1 the lusts, both physical and ec-  onomical, of "good king Hal." However, there were profound philosophical tenets that were under scrutiny at that time, which continue to this day. The thinkers of Anglicanism, from Laud, the Caroline Di- vines, through the Oxford Movement, were deeply involv- ed in questions of episcopal collegiality, transubtantiation, By JOHN J. ECKHART and the hierarchy of orders. These were cause for sincere doubt and introspection, having nothing to do with heated pole- mics, or anti-Romish "popery." During this entire period, needless to emphasize, the Holy Roman Catholic Church was the large and looming comparative criterion. The theologians of High Church Anglicanism were drawn now towards, now away, from the opposing standards of Orth- dox Catholicism and extreme Evangelieanim. A well conceived and execut- ed work like this better illustrat. es the soul searching that is a pah of separation. Through the objective talent of Father Tavard we are able to view a separated Christian church, honestly striving for the unity they know is right but as yet unable to square Petrine supremacy with the philo-theological s c h o o 1 of thought developed since the establishment of Anglicanism. "MARTIN LUTHER," by John M. Todd, Newman Press, 290 pp., $5.75. uring my last trip to Ire- land I was engaged in a light-hearted discussion with a friar of the Augustinian Order in Cork. I asked this fine gentleman if the Augustinians have ever lived down Luther. He answered, in the same light-hearted vein, I insist, that the current trend in dialogue literature w o u I d convince t h e Augustinians that indeed, they are to be congratulated f o r having 1t?131[Lr1r1Fr1l1]r1HL11F1iIlk1iiH1;ii1tt1jii*ii Legion of Decency First-Run Movies Showing in Seattle A.1--Flrst Men In The Moon, Delicate Delinquent, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, My Fair Lady (recommended), Murder Ahoy A-2--Yaungblood Hawke A-3--The Outrage A-4---Devll's Wantn given Luther to the world, While this extreme is not likely, we are at least experien- cing more enlightened apprais. als of the Reformer. Lutherans have tended to canonize the man, to the point that while the Bible remains their main source of inspiration, many of Luther's comments have taken on the coloring of canonical dictates. On the other hand, Catholic literature has raised an op- posing pole t h at presents Luther as a raving mad man and a seducer of nuns. We are as guilty of emotional falsifica- tion as the Lutherans. Down-the-line historical stud- ies, such as this fine book, are becoming more common. It has taken 400 years for the clouds of ill-smelling dust to settle, for the land to be clear- ed for the successful fruition of honest work. John Todd is a Catholic convert. He had three alter- natives He could have lean- ed a way over backward, which would have destroyed objectivity as much as the second alternative, w h i e h would have been to follow the old path. Happily he chose to portray a sincere man, a stubborn man, a man with a conscience in a titanic struggle with that conscience that resulted in a large slit in the robe of Christ. The author selected his facts with one criterion in mind, it appears from his writing and that was, the truth. Sanctify Efforts The more you are powered by a deep love of man for love of God, in the holy task of re- newing and refreshing govern- ment, the most persistent your efforts will be to ensure for everyone the benefits of healthy politics. You can thus be an effective instrument in bring- ing about the orderly conditions on earth that will help man to achieve his eternal goal. ..... Fr;dsy, Dec. II, LITURGY OF THE WORD Gospel for Third Sunday of Advent By REV. MR. THEODORE I. MARMO AST week's Gospel saw John the Baptist send- ing his disciples to Jesus to question Him about His work. Today's Gospel is a flash- back; it tells us of John's work. Briefly stated, his work is to give testimony about Jesus. The whole of John's work doesn't make sense unless it is seen in relation to Jesus. In fact, the words just before today's selec- tion read: "This is the witness of John when . . . " John's work as reported in St. Matthew (3:1-12), St. Mark (1:1-18), and St. Luke (3:1-18) had come to the attention of the ruling group of the Jewish re- St. Thereto Seminary, Kenmore hope in a coming salvation from all enemies is fulfilled. In the Messiah, God is to come and vindicate His rule through judgment and salva- tion, such as was manifested in the Exodus and the return from the Babylonian Captivity. (If the meaning of these events is sketchy, it would be well to read Psalms 77, 106, and 135 for the Exodus and Psalm 125 for the Captivity.) At Jesus' time, expectation of the Messiah was particularly high. But John is not the await- ed one. liion. Since John's activity was religious, the Jews (who in St.  John's Gospel stand for the rul-  era, the enemies of Jesus) send priests, who held th6 religious authority, to question John of- ficially. The Levites, policemen of the Temnle, accompany them on Who is John? Ella was ex- pected to return to earth before the Messiah to prepare the way, as we gather from the prophet Malachia (3:23). John says that he is not the returned Ella. Our Lord, however, does say that John fulfills the role of Ella (St. Matthew 17:9-13). Nor is John the Prophet prom- ised by God (Deuteronomy 18: 15), who would be a new Moses to lead the people from slavery to the Promised Land. Who then is John? He is a the journey from Jerusalem to the Jordan: they serve as body- guards in the wild lerritory. Sensing the question on their minds, John abruptly renlies that he is not the Messiah. This term is important if we are to understand the Gospels and this particular selection. The Hebrew word "Mes- siah," the Greek "Christ." and English "Annotated" all mean basically the same. But for a Jew the word had rich overtones. There is not space to develop the word as it de- serves, but for our purposes, we might say that it refers to the one in whom Israel's herald's voice in the delert. Here is a reference to the book of lsaia (40:3) where it speaks of God's act of re- demption in bringing about the return from Babylon; In this event, the Israelites saw a new Exodus. John's role, then, is to prepare for a new intervention in history by God. There is to be a new judg- ment of God in which His wrath would be poured out upon sin- ners and His protection and fa- vor bestowed on His faithful ones. This answers the question about John's baptism for the Pharisees in the delegation who were experts in ritual clean- ness. John's is a baptism of re- pentance, a ceremony to show a change of mind and heart. That John's preaching prepared for this can be seen in St. Luke 3:10-14, where John lays down the conditions to get ready for the coming iudRment. Everyone is to do just what God exnects from him. And no one better exemplifies this than John himself. He aspires to be no more than God intends him to be. It was for this that our Lord praises him (Luke 7:28). John's mission, then, is to prepare for Jesus. But great as John is, still in his own eyes he is unworthy to per- form the smallest service for the Messiah who has eome, Jesus. It is Jesus, not John, whom the faithful ones of God await. And yet, to meet Jesus, their attitude of mind and heart must be that of John the Baptist. 1%4 THE PROGRESS--S I i IM I ' Confession Needed For Aged Deaf By JOHN J. KANE, Ph.D. Prefeesor *4 Seelelqy, Uelvers;ty of NMre Dame I am an aged person, a sinner, Who has not been to conlessien in years. ! desire desperately to go, but 1 cannot 8 o to the priest in the sacristy. Since ! am deal, is it alright to go to con/essmn even though I do not hear the advice the priest gives? I go to MaJs reutarly, but I cannot even bring myself to discuss this matter w=th a priest. Yet I pray daily tot grace to make my conlession. OU are presenting a moral, physical and psycho- logical problem. The moral problem is rather simply answered. You should go to confession since you daily pray for the grace to do so. Perhaps my approach to your psychological and physical' problem will help. Age takes its toll of persons in many different ways. Some seem to escape its ravages almost entirely and at 80 or 90 have nil their faculties only slightly impaired if at all. Others are prone to deafness, to defects in eyesight, are unable to get around at all or even senility, which is a physical disease interfering with the mental faculties. I suspect a combination of two factors keeping you from con. fession. First, since you have not confessed in a long period of time, you are filled with misgivings. You have forgotten, perhaps, that penance is the sacrament of mercy instituted .by Christ just because we are all sinners. I[ we all led lives el perfection, confession would not be neees. sary. Unfortunately, as a result of original sin, this is not the ease. One of the side effects of old age is a tendency toward ti- midity, to feelings of insecurity. You are afraid of what the pries( will say or even  more perhaps of what he will think of you. You should recall that in the vast majority of ses, con- fession is completely anonymous. There are large urban parishes in the center of cities where confessions are heard every day. Hundreds and at times thousands of penitents enter the confes- sional. The priest may never have seen the person and may never see him again. The priest is not particularly interested in your identity ez. cept insofar as your state in life has a bearing on your confes- sion. Perhaps you forget, but your name is not asked nor are you obliged to identify yourself or others. Just the opposite is true. The priest is just as eager as the penitent to observe the anonymity of the confessional. F course this is not the ideal situation. Far better that you seek out a permanent confessor who will undersiand your problems, can counsel you more effectively and thus help you live a Christian life to the fullest extent. Again, you may have forgotten the strict obligation of the priest never to reveal what he hears in confession. He cannot even mention it to you outside of confession without your permis. 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(Note: The ratmgs listed below were those given the original movies. Most /i/ms be/ore being shown on tele. vision are edited to con/orrn to the television code and to the individual station's time schedule. For this reason, ob/ectionable parts containad in the original plot may be aeteted in the television verswn and thus the original i Legion rating may not be entirely correct.) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1| 1:00 ).m.--KING-TVIt Come From Beneath the Sea ................... AI 5:30 ).m.--KTVW-TVFarmer In the Dell ............................... AI S:00 ).m.--KING-TVWar and Peace ..................................... AI 8:00 ).m.--KTVW-TV--Desert Passage .................................... All 9:00 ).m.--KVOS-TV--The Little Hut ........................................ B 11:00 ).m.--KIRO-TV--Wlth A Song In My Heart ......................... B 11:00 Lm.--KVOS-TV--Possessed ........................................... All 11:1S ).m,--KOMO-TV--Separote Tobies ................................. AIII 11:30 ).m.--KING-TV--$torm Warning ..................................... A(I 1:00 a.m.--KVOS-TV--Wollflower ............................................ B SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 11:00 a.m.--KVOS-TV--Elephant Stampede ................................. al )1:00 a.m.--KI RO-TVGunsHnger .......................................... B i 2:00 p.m.--KING-TVThe Wild One ........................................ B 4:30 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Men Against the Sky .............................. At 4:30 p.m.--KTNT-TVTarzan and the She-Devil ......................... AI 6:00 p.m.KVOS-TVKIng Creole .......................................... B 7:00 p.m.--KTVW.TV--We Who Are About to Die ......................... All 12 mldnlght--KVO S.TV--Honeymoon ........................................ All MONDAY, DECEMBER 14 9:00 a.m.KOMO-TV--Stagecoach to Fury ............................... All 11:30 a.m.--KVOS-TVMy Reputation ..................................... All 2:00 ).m.KTNT-TVSIIk Hat Kid ....................................... NR 3:30 ).m.KING-TV--Mr. Soft Touch .................................... At 3:30 ).m.--KTVW-TVAdventures of a Rookie ............................ AI I 5:30 ..m.--KVOS-TVThe 49th Man ...................................... AI 7:00 ).m.--KIRO-TV--Killers From Space ................................. IA 10i45 P.m.--KTVW-TV--Marlaes Fly High .................................. AI 11:15 |.m.--KTNT-TV--BIock Angel ...................................... All i 11:00 ).m.--KVOS-TV--She Wore a Yellow Ribbon ........................ AI 11:30 D.m.--KIRO-TV--$fors and Stripes Forever ......................... AI TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 9:00 a.m.--KOMO.TV--Her Twelve Men .................................. AI I 11:00 a.m.KVOS.TV--My Reputation ..................................... All I 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--We Were Strangers ................................. e i 5:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Low vs. Billy the Kid ............................. All 7:00 p.m.--KTW-TV--Mexlcon Splfflre's Baby ............................ All 10:00 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Thunderblrds ........................................ AI 10:30p.m.--KTVW-TV--Solnt in London ................................... A1 I 11:00 p.m.--KVOS-TV--My Favorite Wife .................................... B [ 11:30 p.m.--KIRO-TV--Noncy Goes To Rio ................................. All WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16 9:00 a.m.--KOMO-TV--Dimples ............................................. AI I 1]:00 o.m.--KOS-TVThe Great Garrick ................................... AI 2:00 ).m.--KTNT-TV--Thunderblrds ..................................... ,...AI i 3:30 ).m.--KING-TV--We Were Strangers .................................. B 3:30 ).m.--KTVW-TV--Vorlety Time ........................................ B 5:30 .m.--KVOS-TV--Oklnowa ............ . ................................ At 7:00 Lm.--KI RO.TV--Alakazam ............................................ AI 9:00 .m.KING-TVJulle .............................................. AI 11:00 ).m.--KVOS-TV--Navy Blues ............ ............................. AI 10:15 ).m.KTNT-TV--H01d That Cond .................................... AI 10:30 ).m.--KTVW-TV--The Underdog ..................................... At 11:30 ).m.--KIRO-TV--Cry Vengence ........................................ B THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 9:00 a.m.--KOMO-TVApache War Smoke ............................... Atl I 11:00 a.m.KVOS.TV'rhe Great Garrick ................................. AI 2:00 p.m.KTNTTVHold That Coed .................................... AI 3:30 p.m.--KING-TV--Santa Fe ............................................ AI = 5:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Who Done It ........ ................................ AI 7:00 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Down Argentine Way ....  ........................ All i 7:00 p.m.--KTVW-TV--Gambllng Daughters ............................... All 10:00 p.m.--Nightmare Atley ................................................ B i 0:3S p.m.--KTVW-TV--Consplrocy ......................................... ..AI !1:00 p.m.KVOS-TV--The Crowd Roars ................................... AI 1:00 a.m.KIRO-TVJohnny Rocco ........................................ AI FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 9:00 a.m.--KOMO-TVThe Old Men end the Se ......................... AI 2:00 p.m.KTNT-TV--HIgh School ........................................ AI 3:30 p.m.--KTVW-TVThe Master Race ................................... All 5:30 p.m.--KVOS-TV--Norlhwest Stampede ............................... AI 7:00 p.m.KIRO-TVCheaper By The Oozen ............................. AI 0:00 p.m.KTVW-TVRockefoers of the Range ........................... AI 10:00 p.m.--KTNT-TV--Purplo Heart ....................................... All l:30p.m.--KTW-TV--Seven Days Ashore .............................. All I1:00p.m.--KVOS-TV--Ride the Pink Horse ......... , .................... All 1:00 a.m.--KVOS-TV--Hangman's Knot .................................... All Thll RIVTIW II spensored by Catholic Gifts & Church Goods, Inc. Rellslous gooas tar the home, church and school. A pleasant shopplnl atmosphere with a select varietY at religious gifts. b07 Union St., Seattle I MUtual 2-3929 Kids Are No Kids at Cal (Continued From Page 1) demonstration "anarchism" but we think he used the wrong name to describe it. The press generally has ful- ly presented the student cause, but the fact that from 30 to 40 per cent of those ar- rested were not enrolled at the University has not been equally, stressed. One also tends to lose sight of the fact that less than 800 out of an enrollment of more than 27.000 engaged in the un- dignified activity, to state it mildly, and that there has been widespread opposition to the agitators on the part of the student body at large. As expected, the vast maiori- ty of the University of Califor- nia students at Berkeley, like students everywhere, are at- tending in order to get an edu- cation, not to engage in campus "political" activity and defy the authorities and break the rules. And so it is not surprising that almost 27,000 legitimate students have gone about their business acquiring an educa- tion and have taken no part in DOCTOR KRAMER Reviews the News the recent turmoil. 'Only Kids' There is also the taxpayer to be considered. When (he Cali- fornia taxpayer considers the amount of tax revenue allocat- ed for the support of the state's college and university system he naturally assumes he is get- ting his money's worth. Now when he reads that the University authorities have agreed to eome to terms with the handful of demonstrators, which is to say they accepted the Ultimatum of the agita- tors, he begins to wonder. And then when he reads fur- ther that a substantial segment of the faculty has taken the part of the agitators against the ad- ministration authorities, he won- ders still more. We recall that in 1950, at the height of the violence, some by- standers were heard to tell ar- resting officers, "Let the kids alone," and "Kids will be kids." The leaders it the present case are not unthinking kids and their activity can scarce- ly be classed as a college prank. Also, it has no relation to academic freedom or free speech. Familiar Pattern In checking the records we discovered that just two weeks prior to commenting on the "student riots in San Francisco in 1960, we had written, "All of a sudden, student Teen-Agers Show Gratitude By MOST REVEREND FULTON J. SHEEN EMEMBER the Gospel story about the cure of the 10 lepers? Only one, a Samaritan, returned to thank Our Lord. Think of it! Ten men who had been doomed to a living death, destined to a suffer- ing vigil as, limb by limb, their bodies rotted away. Ten men given back their lives, and only the member of an outcast race came back to say "Thank You." O And today, gratitude is still one of the world's most neglected virtues. What of us in the U.S.? How much we have been given but how often do we return to thank? In the midst of modern discouragement about teen-agers who have more and seem less grateful for it than most, it is well to know about one mem- ber of that "outcast race" who wrote us: "I needed some way to thank God for all He has given me. Money is just about the only thing I haven't got right now. Please use my last $2 for the missions." It is signed "A Broke Teen- ager." Another teen-ager whose initials are J. P. writes: "I am 14 years old and have heard that wanting to share is a sign of growing up. I hope this is true because I want to share the knowl- edge of the Redemption with all my brothers and sisters in Christ -- the poor, sick and hun- gry of the world, and help them to know God. I see Christ suffering in them. One would be sel- fish to keep to himself the knowledge of Christ's Redemption and not spread it. I want all to know and reach salvation and so I pray. Pray- ing is the best way of helping the missionaries but still I want to do more. I have much to be thankful for: my faith, wonderful parents, a good education, liberty, good fortune, health. When I think of all the s t a r v i n g,, poor people of the world, the sick with no help, the many who know no God and places where GOd lives in a terrible shanty, I cannot, as a Christian, let this be. Char- ity is a mark of Christianity." "I think in life I would like to teach souls to love God as He loves them. The money I send isn't very much in relation to all that is needed, but 1 know it cannot be used for a better purpose. Somehow it may 'loosen a nail or lift a thorn or bind up a wound.' Once I asked Mary to intercede for me and asked God to help me win a poster contest. I won, so part of the prize money, which I promised to Him, is included" It is this well-thought-out spirit of sacrifice in the young that spells hope for the future. An- other $2 sacrifice came with the following note: "Please use this for the missions. I'd only spend it on the Beatles and the missions need it more." May we ask the teen-agars who read this partic- ular column to emulate those of your own age and to share your blessings with the poor of the world. The secret of all happiness is service, as all unhappiness of the heart comes from seeking one's own pleasure. What wonderful hope we would have for the future if we received 100,000 such letters from teen-agers God Love You. GOD LOVE YOU to R. MeG. tar $I "'En- closed is my allowance. It is [or the needy. They need it more than I do.'" . . . to Sue, Margie, , Helen and Lucy tar $4 "Our Girls Club had a show and we made $8. We are sending half ot it to the lepers" . . . to G. P. [or $200 "This is to be used as you wish. It is part of what 1 earned last summer while working in a sugar refinery. 1 would like to send more but l cannot because I am attending college." o Do you find yourself perplexed by problem Christmas presents? What to give a teacher, priest,: nun, relative, is always difficult to de- cide. A welcome gift for anyone on your list (or for yourself) is a subscription to "World- mission," a scholarly quarterly magaziqe of cur- rent missionary activities edited by Most Rev- erend Fulton J. Sheen. Read about the fron- tiers of the Church in the world today. Send only $5 for a year's subscription to: "Worldmission," 366 5th Ave., New York, N. Y. 10001. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mall fo M o s t Re,erend Fulton ]. Sheen, National Director of the Society [or the Propa- qatlon of the Faith, 366-5fh Ave., New York, .Y. 10001, or ),our Archdiocesan Director, Roy. Stephen Szeman, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104. demonstrations broke out in widely separated countries..." Oddly enough, the past sev- eral weeks we again had occa- sion to comment on "student demonstrations in Moscow, Cai- ro, Algiers, Saigoon and other parts of north, south, east and now the west. It could be a remarkable co- incidence, but the character of the demonstrations at the Uni- versity of California makes the coincidence highly improbable. If the Board of Regents backs up the faculty Academ- ic Senate which voted 7-1 to submit meekly to the FSM demands, they will make of the California University cam- puses a string of Hyde Parks where everyone and anyone may spout off without restric- tion. Keep Informed In 1776, the population of the U.S.A. was about 3 million. To- day as it near the 200 million mark, it becomes ever more and more essential for the average citizen to play an in- telligent, responsible role. To keep yourself reasonably informed in regard to the run- ning of your government will require an increasing amount of time and thought. But too much is at stake to settle for less. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 7:30 p.m. The Shepherds and the Magh KCTS-TV, Channel 9. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 6:30-7:00 a.m., The Hour of the Cruel- ned, KTLN, Olympia, 20 on the dial, and KITI, Centralia-Chehalls, 1420 on the dial. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 6:30-7:00 a.m., The Hour of the Cruci- fied, KVI, Seattle, ST0 on mdle dial 7:30 a.m. The Catholic Hour, "Church Muslo In Parish Worship," KING radio, 1090 on dial. 7:45 a.m. HOur Ot St. Francis, KXA, Seattle, "Man of Mystery." 8:00 a.m. The Hour of the Cruclned, KBKW, Aberdeen, 1450 on radio dlul. 8:00 a.m. Lamp Unto My Feat, KIRO- TV, Channel 7. Eucharistic Congrese In Bombay visited. Y:15 a.m., The Chrlstophers, KVOS- TV, Chunnnl 12. ,:30 p.m. Challenge, KOMO.TV, Chert. nnl 4. Panelists Rev. William Treacy, Rabbi Raphael Levlne and Dr. Lynn Carson discuss "The First Commandment." 7:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Program, KTVW.TV, Channel 13. Talk on "Avoiding Disputes In Mar. rlase." NIGHTLY 11:30-12:00 p.m. The Rosary, KTVW.TV. Channel 13. Sign-off broadcast, o decode of the Rosary In beautiful picture and sound. EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY :30-10:0e p.m. The Reenry, KTVW.TV, Channel 13. Slgn-ff broadcast, a decade of the Rosary in beauhtuI picture and sound. sion and the possibility of this is highly unlikely. Because of your age, you may be exaggerating your of- |eases. Not that any sin can be truly exaggerated, but yo have the feeling that you are the worst of men and you ale permitted the fear of loss of self respect to keep you from sac- raments. Perhaps your problem is more acute because you come from a small town where you are known. To get over this hurdle of returning to the sacraments, I would make two suggestions. If you are not incapacitated, why not go to a neighboring large city where your fears of being identified would be dissi. pated? Or, failing that, why not make your confession to a vis- iting priest during a novena, a retreat or mission in your own church or one close to your hometown? Although I urge you not to wait for such a devotion but go to confession as anon as possible. Once you have returned to confession, most probably all of the fears will disappear. You are permitting yourself to live in an unrealistic world of dread which simply does not exist. It is important that you be able to hear the priest when he counsels you oy gives you your penance. Most churches today, at least in towns and cities, have equipment for those hard of hearing. There is a sign on the confessional box indicating that this is the case. Again, if such devices do not exist in your parish or your hometown, you might make arrangements to go to a church in another city where they do have them. If this is not feasible, you might inform the priest of your handicap and he probably can arrange to hear your confession in circumstances which would avoid any embarrassment to you. F you will inform the priest of your age and deafness at the outset, he will understand both your psychological and phy=- ical problems. You may be amazed to find that his first word= will place you completely at ease and confession will not be the ordeal you now make of it. Perhaps it may be helpful if you think of the whole mtt of your confession this way. In the sacrament of penance we must humble ourselves, confess our sins, express our sorrow for them and promise to amend our ways. No doubt this is rather humiliating. How can it be otherwise? Sin is an offense against a just and merciful God. The proud man is not likely to be a true penitent. He cannot humble him- self. He cannot seem to realize the enormity of offense against God. So if on the occasion of your next confession, you do feel rather humble and insecure, this is a small price to pay for God's mercy ns extended to you in this sacrament. Try to recall that in confession, the priest is another Christ. Surely, you could confess to Christ were He on earth. Try else to remember your earlier confessions, recall the sense of peace that followed this sacrament, the joy that pervaded your soul. Finally, remember the parable of the Shepherd who left 99 other sheep to find the one that was lost, and remember the joy that will be in your soul will also exist in heaven ove the sin. ner who does penance. ..()I INTERIORS "Your Cethol;c Decorator" Draperies Furniture Carpets Re-upholstering Architectural Accessories 203 8ROADWAY EAST EA. 5.7870 (Bro!dway Theeter Edifice) O L I