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: :? Vital News Through facilities of the N. W. 12. Service The Progress pre- sents, in every issue, vital Cat]h- olic news and views from all the world. I ,n/- J 'in,,5 .- , ; r'i! : x..,.' 2" Christmas Edition The Progress presents its annual Christmas Edition, in four sections. It goes to our readers with the cordial wishes of many business friends. You can reciprocate by patronizing the ad- vertisers. Vol. 50, No. 49. FIRSTOF FOUR SECTIONS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947 ,:' (Published Every Friday) $2.50 Per Year MILLIONS TO RENEW LEGIC00]00I OF DECENCY PLEDGE Greek:Pile Nzw VIEW OF BETHLEHEM Attacks Released-Time Three Million Solemn Prom,ses To Bishop Slain Religion Program, Asks Catholics In Be Made Sunday In ByRedTroops I Protestants Reject It Soviet Zone All U. .... S. Churches /U  S vehemen ' " "-- Sl.rlr ro.. -=u-.--...l , " SUPREME . ANTO-O.---Dec zz A .... . ,,',.'----- u ..... :.. I Legion Reports Percentage of Objectionable Films .... t attack, upon there- Increased Markedly In Present Year ! ! ' masea-ume rengmus-eaueauon Church Workers ,n [ __ P.fllIDT P_fltRlm:g IProgram in American public - German Area tIN concert with millions of Catholics throughout the United UUUil/ ggllrdlllLILIIIJ schools was made here in an ad-   .......... I dress before the annual meetin= of B-- MAX JORDAN 1 mes, members oz an parishes in the uzocese of Seattle 9  J ATgIT . APpeAl] the Texas state Teachers Associa- (N.C.W.C. News Service) Iwlll renew the pledges of the Legion of Decency, Sunday nuz,,-z v n z*brtion by Mrs. Eugene Meyer, widely- 'BERLIN, Dec. 11.--There is now I next. Congregations at every Mass will rise to their feet and Bishop Theodore G. Romzha of the I  known writer and speaker on so- a total of 3 308,668 Catholics in the ^^1 ............ ,,, r^..;oo + ......  .....  +; eiai roblemo and wife  *h ....  ..'*  ^f occu.otion in Ger }Suezz,n# lsvvuJ J IJ w.oo  o vn, uu .vv Byzantine-Slavonic Catholic dio- I D C c 9-- . ..... z,-- -* ........ e " cese of Mukacevo, (.Soviet Car- ] WAS.H:INGTON, . ., De:= . lisher of the Washington Post many according to latest sta- [. tion pictures, to protest the show- ','he umtea tates upreme our " .... ' . I .... --- . ._ Iing of indecent and inmoral ic- patho-Ukraine) two priests and I today heard the plea of a professed -- Mrs. Meyer appealed to the new usucs. !  n f| I turPs and those which loPlf_V two seminarians, last October 25, I atheist that Cham-ai Illinois 'rocestant preserve--the First Of these I 158,668 resided in the l =1 BBBUB mmmmmmm  ....... -. - were revealed here Friday by e sa" " ' ' " '" II KJ_UUU Lmm|| Bi II creme ann crunlnais, ann co re- ublic schools be rohibited from Amendment group headed by zon- at the end of the war, wnue ,,-| .......  ........ ,^^.  ....  .... Bishop Daniel Ivancho, coadjutor -ermittin- reli-ious instruction Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Ox- 2,150 000 came in afterwards as l .. --B a. - in .... ha v b" ct" P   " ' I oz amuse en tna s  o 3e ion- classes in their buildings ham to stop the "battering down of refugees and expellees from the I bl i urea - - matter of olc - , public school doors" by sectarian i eastern provinces annexed by Rns- YOUtlIS Mardl t a ;epioCtw.neSt united  counsei' of The. classes are conducted by clergymen. Only if they see to it, sic and Poland. ram,,  Ifho i=rch- 11 e'-Poli-= in +o Protestant, Catholic anu Jewish that the released time roam is '  ....... TI ....... I_ m______-- I ......... , ........... F s, rr, ests now on outy in me zone instructors after r-,lar classes -. - - . , . " ||| IUnited States renew these pledges , , enmmated, she sazd, ,wnll Pro- number 1,324; 500 of them refu- ||||9|| |||itlon the Sunday within the Octave "Sudden Death" Report Is Amplified With Details of Brutal Murder HOMESTEAD, Pa., Dee. 10. - (NC)--Shocking " ' partmulars con- cerning the "sudden deaths" of of the Greek Ritq=Diocese of I Pittsburgh. : I (The "sudden" death of Bish- op Romzh under unexpla2ned circumstances, was previously reported in a Prague dispatch to and without cost to the schools, testants be justified in opposing gees. of th feast of the Iannaculate N.C.W.C. News Service, dated Pupils take the "instructions after Catholic claims for public support Only one Catholic publisher has I Pope November 24.) their parents sign requests, of their parochial schools." [so far been licensed in the Russian Tells Them CoMrade, Conception. According to reports received by Mrs. Vashi McCollum, the pro- She also held that an "unreal- lzone, but he is overburdened with Conviction, Awareness Each week The Progress pu- Bishop Ivancho fram reliable fessed atheist appeallant, is the istic Catholic leadership," though larder s from the Soviet administra- lishes the Legion of Decency sources abroad, the story behind wife of a University of Ilinois pro- allegedly without support from tion and unable to get out any' Needed Now classification of films currently the deaths of 36-year-old Bishop reamer She says her 14-year-old Catholics generally, looks upon Catholic publications, being shown in this area. A de- Romzha and his companions is as son James was embarrassed by be- public health and welfare aid to Soviet authorities have opened a VATICAN CITY, Dec. 8.--(t/a- tailed list of pictures now being follows: ing the only child in his class who parochial school children as a special department for "Leninism" die, NC)His Holiness Pope Plus distributed appears on page On October 25, Bishop Romzha, did not take religious instructions. "steppir[g stone toward their am- at the university of Leipzig Stu- XII called upon young Catholics eight of this issue. the Rev. Daniel Bachinsky (a The Illinois state court rejected bition that their schools be recog- dents willing to take part in these ' today to be aware of their mission Figures released at the National classmate of Bishop Ivancho), and her contention that thegiving of nized as an integral part of the courses are given a monthly cam- and their duties "which the pres- Legion of Decency headquarters the instructions violated the First American educational system, with pensation of between 350-400 ent moment imposes upon you in in New York show that motion the Rev. Nestor Silvay, accom- panied by two unidenUfied simi- Amendment of the U. S. Constitu- the same rights as our public marks and one food parcel per a peremptory manner." pictures rated "objectionable in narians, were driivng in a horse- tion. schools to public support."" month. Addressing 5,000 members of part" reached a new record in drawn Cart to the large parish of The U. S. Supreme Court, at Scores Catholics Secret Police Hamper the Roman Diocesan Federation percentages this year,as Catholics Veliki Lucki, near Ushered, Bishop l conclusion of the' hearing, Mrs Me er said t Catholic Activities of Italian Catholic Action Youth across the nation prepare to re- Romzha's See city. Both of the I today, took the case under'lvise- y hat Catholic theoloans la ..... un the other hand, all Catholic Organizations,. the ,Holy Father new their Legion of Decency priest victims, according to Bishop i ment. . . g] , wyers aria nzsmmans .... are bus ....... actlwtles cantuP to be severely set forth three principal qualities pledges on Sunday, December 14. Ivancho, have relatives who race I The finding of factsAn the case the Fir handicapped by the communist- as distinguishing marks of Cath- Commenting on tile recent priests in North America.  by the Illinois .cgurts, presented that th ^  ........ :: . controlled secret police which has olic youth: (1) Adherence to clear strong opposition ,* the picture j enonseui.:Pwse;e l l  :[ierVhthe eOatt:r Gr. and strong principles nd convic- "Forever Amber" by B,shops, On Way To Reeonseentte ,nn-c . I to the justices df the United ts stooge "1 priests and the laity'around te Some years ago, the people of In-this new view of Bethlehem, the =rtist has marked by a cross the[ (Continued on Page 7) statem h of a campaign to "confuse Axneri- us, a a y: '. . tions, (2) Personal courage and the Veliki Lucki parish had gone location of the Basilica of the Nativity, between the wo belfries'J--0(H  I cans anu ............... urete amung us a aim-| cently oisappearea. . after attending. (3)Awareness of the inseparable country, the Rev. Patrick J. over to the schismatic Russian Or- (CaO, oHc -one at the left). , trust ...... ;_ ! a meetmg of his group, werner union between religion and life. - . : -  ,. of our own most eu .,- t .......... Masterson, executive secretary -  sti[uti0ns '- " ae '-  nmem, promeric .m ne ,oes- The young people had gathered of the l%-ati0mal Legion, sazd thodox Church, but after the at- ltis the bells of the Catholic: Chilrch here which are heard around th| [ contende ............. . . resmt, sneo  taut movement of Saxony, suffered for the observance of the 35th en- "this rallTing to the support of rival of the communists they had world on the radio at Christmas ....  u,  tnt. 1/le maQers o the same -race" uogether vnua" a hum- niversary of their organization the Legion exceeds any other become disillusioned. They re- GERMAN 01VlSI0N l the Catholic Church are becommg .... I ber oz young sruaents. pented and petitioned for reunion The lower level of the Grotto of the Nativity (below) contains the t a serious threat to our national I ...... and marched from the Lateran similar action in years." with the Byzantine-Slavonic Rite. recess (X) .which long held the Manger, the wooden pieces of which [ unity, stability ancl educational " Only two recent tems nat are Basilica through Rome to the Vat- Nearly one in every six fiims Their petition was granted and lure now in the Basilic of St. Mary:Maor in Rome. The natural rock' SPUR CAMPAIGN progress..." not depressing can be reported in ican where the Pope received them 15.91 per cent--were put in Class Bishop Romzha and his compan- is covered with marble slabs, lighted by lamps and adorned with Mrs. Meyer deplored the recent this connection. The Sisters of in the Hall of Benedictions. "B" by the Legion reviewers. This ions were enroute to the parish to FRET, Dec. 9.(NC)-- report of the non-sectarian Ameri- Charity were authorized to reopen In his address the Pope tern/led compares with an overall average reconsecrate the church, paintings of the Adoration of the Shepherds. It is in exclusive Catholic While driving to Veliki Luc, Possession. Copyrighted photos by Albina Bros., Jerusalem. (NCWC) can Council on Education on "The their Catholic hospital in Dresden that it was the Feast of the Ira- of 10 per cent in this classifica- " The United Nations and all gov-I Relatin f Religion to Public Edu- and to rebuild their chapel which maculate Conception and said he tion since the first Legion ratings rattan." " She sazd" that the Council," was destroyed in an air raid. The wished to place young Catholics were issued in February, 1936. a military tank came from be- ernments are "the work of the which had urged that religion be Russians have also permitted the all over the world under the pro- (Continued onPageS) S'l'00lin Won't Stop devil"' speakers f Jehvah's Wit- presented as an integral part f peningfaseminaryfrstudents tertian of the Blessed Virgin so FOUR SENTENCED nesses told street crowds in all branches of learning, had gone of the former Archdiocese of Bres- that they might advance victor-Alb Fil Still ,, Kassel over a public address sys- "further than any church groups lau in Neuzelle, near Guben. iously under her banner, er m i tem installed on a truck. Because have ever dared to go, in defying The sight of Catholic youth IN WARSAW TRIAL M Arthur Can Stop 1/shedsaid'they are,,itchurchesis"devilish,"wrongto prayfrthefortheSpeakers the American traditins f separa'them.,,estab- tion of Church and State." Peru To Mark marching through the streets Of Rome presented a striking con- Rated Objectionable Teachings of this sort are in- 'Peace Week' At trast to the columns of commu- N:--'W" YORK, Dec. 9.--(NC)-- WARSAW--(IC'--Dr'rIdzi- Him Says Bulli t Tim mst00-00swhopa00edin mierz Bilan and Jan Stepien were ,m-, cluded in the publications of Je- American-Born Prelate r stma e Rome over the week-end. The National Legion of Decency hovah's Witnesses who now seem has announced here that the film sentenced to death and Jan Kor-  to be more active than ever in car- Installed As Bishop Pilgrims From All "Forever Amber," the first pro- . LIMA, Peru -- (NC) -- A na- necki and Franciszek Kacki were ious parts of Germany. They have In Moslem Province tional Peace Week, to be observed Americas In Mexico duction of Twentieth Century-Fox sentenced to 8 and 5 year prison OLUMBUS, O., Dec. 9.--(NC)-- Mr. Bullitt gave his listeners just applied to American authori- terms respectively at the close of %, To keep China out of Stalin's a sharp warning: "America is ties for permission to send 250,000 the recent Warsaw trial of mem- DACCA, India, Dec. 11 (NC)-- during the Christmas holidays to receive the "C" or "Con- from December 26 to 31, will be For Guadalupe Feast demned" classification, has been hers of the Polish National Party, hands, the United States must" in danger. Stalin like Hitler ll copies of their books into the To an American-born prelate, held throughout Peru under the MEXICO CITY, Dec. 9--(NC) removed from that rating and which has been outlawed by the I send her munitions, economic aid not stop. le can only be American zone for free distribu- Bishol) Lawrence Graner, C.S.C., patronage of Senora Maria de Je- --,Pilgrims from all countries of placed in the "B" or "Morally Ob- Communist Warsaw regime, and MacArthur. stopped." He rejected the idea of tion. of Dacca, went the honor of being sum de Bustamante, the first lady the American continent have been To keep Western Europe free a preventive war, however, as the first bishop to be installed in from communist domination, the In view of the danger that teach- Dr. Bilan, a Przemysl lawyer, morally unfeasibIe, ings such as those spread in gas-eastern Pakistan since the estab- of the land. gathering here this week in prep- jectionable in Part" category with As part of the celebration Peru's aration for the celebration of the the following comment: prewar president of the National J. S. must supply economic and "We cannot create the custom sel might incite rebellion and en- lishment of the Moslem State. cities will fly white - flags and Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe on "Revisions made in this film are PartYan activefr memberthe Przemyslof CatholiedistriCt'or- stablishingfinancial aidaanddemocratictake thepoliticallead in of all nations treating one another courage subversive activities the Archbishop Ferdinand PerJer, there will be a campaign to give December 12. ' deemed sufficient to meet sub- ganizations, and a leader of the as a peace group by launching a trequest isnot likely to be granted. S.J., of Calcutta presided at the in- wide diffusion to the words of the The Archbishop offered the stantially the original objection of Plish undergrund during the lunin in that area" th ry::is awhmnl:h: : boi August SPeak of the Cologne stallatin eeremnies.Snde:tniing otof; P;Pl:aSrr.n .... Gospel, which, said Senora de "Dawn of Day" Mass at the Guad- theLegion that the film glorifies German occupation, was charged, These were the recommendations ......... ]branch of the Witnesses was re- Bishop Graner is a native of Bustamante, "will interpret with alupe Shrine at 4:30 a. m. today, immorality. However, 'Forever along dth his co-defendants, with of Wil/iam C. Bullitt, former U.S. c e n cently sentenced to three months Franklin, Pc. He has spent most profound eloquence the true feel- Archbishop Jose Martinez of Mex- Amber' still lacks the adequate conspiracy against the regime. Ambassador to Russia and France, and " ............ / in jail for serious libel of the of his priestly life in the Bengal "ing of this crusade of Christian ice, will offer the solemn pontiff- morally compensating v a I u e s They were declared to have plot- in his address here in the Erskine uey uu not nave me Demos. Catholic Church mission fields, brotherhood." cal Mass on the feast day in the which should be present in a story ted the overthrow of the regime by Lecture series, sponsored by the The former diplomat criticized beautiful Basilica. of this kind." force. College of St. Mary of the Spring. American policy withmentChina, underlie saidwhichthe Yaltathe regardRussiansAgree_tO N ew C_ h urc h f or T acoma P ar,s" h Official A4d A4 " AtC B were given interests in Manchuria o ern USIC00 r an e was the most "unneccssarily dis- graceful andpotentiallydisastrous Legion of Decency g in Wo hip S y document...ever signed by a Fitti President of the United States." n rs , a s .o said General Marshall t-tagn'e'-e t*'enewa" failed in his mission to China rs E y ill Lit gY beeause heaceeptedthepreva.. nc c ca on ur 'o"' S. Government view" tll00t " the Soviet Union was a "peace- ro the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Seattle: : loving democracy" and that the THE pledge of the Legion of Decency will be renewed in (By N.C.W.C. News Service) "Venerable brothers . . no1 Chinese communists were mere The following are unofficial without sorrow have We learned agrarian reformers not alhed all parish and mission churches on Sunday, December 14, th Moscow. 1947. The form of the pledge to be read is published herewith. translations of excerpts from the that there are those who use the 1 r tm of Mr Bulhtt advocated the ]m papal Encyclical "Medlater Del" vernacular in the celeb a " n' - " " - Churchthe auguStis a Sacrifice of the Eu, mediate turning over to theChiang , ' _. on the Sacred Liturgy, issued hy charisL The use of the Latin Kai ehek government of the mill- His Holiness Pope Plus XIL Tle I tary materml rottmg and rust official English translation ot languag "in the great part of the, " " " - the encyclical ha not yet been clear and noble sign ling in the Aleutians, Japan, Oki- '': Issued by the Holy Mee. of unity and an effective antidote nawa, Guam and the Philippines," # "|F WE must lament on the one to every corruption of pure dec- plus 60 to 75 million dollars worth December 12, 1947. Bishop of Seattle hand that in some areas the. trine. In many rites, of course, the !of cotton, oil, gasoline, wheat, to- In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy understanding of the sacred lit- use of the vernacular can be very bacco and machinery. He declared urgy is at times neglected or al- helpful to the people, but only the that a relatively small amount of Ghost. Amen. most ignored, We note on the Holy See has the power to grant aid now would have a tremendous I condemn indecent and immoral pictures and those which other hand with apprehensive solic- this concession. Therefore, hath- effect on Chinese morale, glorify crime or criminals. I promise to unite with all who itude that some, too desirous Of ing may licitly be done in this re- "But most of all," he stated, protest against them. innovations, stray from the path of gard without the counsel and up- "we need to have in China st sound doctrine and prudence. For proval of the Holy See; for, as general of the first order to or- I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience in promoting a liturgical renais- We have said, regulations on the ganize at once with the Gener- about pictures that are dangerous to my moral life. sance they often advance principles sacred liturgy depend exclusively allssimo ways and means to This is the new St. Jolm of the Woods Church, in the Midland district near Tacoma, which will be dedi- As a member of the Legion of Decency, I pledge mylf which either in theory or in prac- on its authority." preserve the vital interest oI teated, Sunday, December 14. The Right Rev. Monsignor W. J. Noonan, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, to see only good pictures. I promise, further, to stay away tire compromise this sacred cause Laity's Participation In .Mass the United States in Chinese in- /Tacoma, will officiate at the dedication ceremonies, beginning at 10:30 a.m. altogether from places of amusement which show pictures and not infrequently even contain- "Venerable brothers, it must be dependence. e have such a I The new church, built at a cost of $42,500, replaces one destroyed by fire on Christmas ever, 1940. inate it with errors regarding clearly explained to your flocks, General already in the Far East, than can be an occasion of sin. Catholic faith and ascetical doc- that the faithful, in taking part in only five hours by plane rom I The Rev. Robert E. Logan, pastor of the parish, announces that a mission, to be preached by the Rev. trine.' (Continued on Page 5) Nauking--MaeArtlaur.,, Charles ;, Suver, SJ., will begin lua Uae church on its dedication day. Please turn to Page 3 for other official notices _J : :? Vital News Through facilities of the N. W. 12. Service The Progress pre- sents, in every issue, vital Cat]h- olic news and views from all the world. I ,n/- J 'in,,5 .- , ; r'i! : x..,.' 2" Christmas Edition The Progress presents its annual Christmas Edition, in four sections. It goes to our readers with the cordial wishes of many business friends. You can reciprocate by patronizing the ad- vertisers. Vol. 50, No. 49. FIRSTOF FOUR SECTIONS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947 ,:' (Published Every Friday) $2.50 Per Year MILLIONS TO RENEW LEGIC00]00I OF DECENCY PLEDGE Greek:Pile Nzw VIEW OF BETHLEHEM Attacks Released-Time Three Million Solemn Prom,ses To Bishop Slain Religion Program, Asks Catholics In Be Made Sunday In ByRedTroops I Protestants Reject It Soviet Zone All U. .... S. Churches /U  S vehemen ' " "-- Sl.rlr ro.. -=u-.--...l , " SUPREME . ANTO-O.---Dec zz A .... . ,,',.'----- u ..... :.. I Legion Reports Percentage of Objectionable Films .... t attack, upon there- Increased Markedly In Present Year ! ! ' masea-ume rengmus-eaueauon Church Workers ,n [ __ P.fllIDT P_fltRlm:g IProgram in American public - German Area tIN concert with millions of Catholics throughout the United UUUil/ ggllrdlllLILIIIJ schools was made here in an ad-   .......... I dress before the annual meetin= of B-- MAX JORDAN 1 mes, members oz an parishes in the uzocese of Seattle 9  J ATgIT . APpeAl] the Texas state Teachers Associa- (N.C.W.C. News Service) Iwlll renew the pledges of the Legion of Decency, Sunday nuz,,-z v n z*brtion by Mrs. Eugene Meyer, widely- 'BERLIN, Dec. 11.--There is now I next. Congregations at every Mass will rise to their feet and Bishop Theodore G. Romzha of the I  known writer and speaker on so- a total of 3 308,668 Catholics in the ^^1 ............ ,,, r^..;oo + ......  .....  +; eiai roblemo and wife  *h ....  ..'*  ^f occu.otion in Ger }Suezz,n# lsvvuJ J IJ w.oo  o vn, uu .vv Byzantine-Slavonic Catholic dio- I D C c 9-- . ..... z,-- -* ........ e " cese of Mukacevo, (.Soviet Car- ] WAS.H:INGTON, . ., De:= . lisher of the Washington Post many according to latest sta- [. tion pictures, to protest the show- ','he umtea tates upreme our " .... ' . I .... --- . ._ Iing of indecent and inmoral ic- patho-Ukraine) two priests and I today heard the plea of a professed -- Mrs. Meyer appealed to the new usucs. !  n f| I turPs and those which loPlf_V two seminarians, last October 25, I atheist that Cham-ai Illinois 'rocestant preserve--the First Of these I 158,668 resided in the l =1 BBBUB mmmmmmm  ....... -. - were revealed here Friday by e sa" " ' ' " '" II KJ_UUU Lmm|| Bi II creme ann crunlnais, ann co re- ublic schools be rohibited from Amendment group headed by zon- at the end of the war, wnue ,,-| .......  ........ ,^^.  ....  .... Bishop Daniel Ivancho, coadjutor -ermittin- reli-ious instruction Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Ox- 2,150 000 came in afterwards as l .. --B a. - in .... ha v b" ct" P   " ' I oz amuse en tna s  o 3e ion- classes in their buildings ham to stop the "battering down of refugees and expellees from the I bl i urea - - matter of olc - , public school doors" by sectarian i eastern provinces annexed by Rns- YOUtlIS Mardl t a ;epioCtw.neSt united  counsei' of The. classes are conducted by clergymen. Only if they see to it, sic and Poland. ram,,  Ifho i=rch- 11 e'-Poli-= in +o Protestant, Catholic anu Jewish that the released time roam is '  ....... TI ....... I_ m______-- I ......... , ........... F s, rr, ests now on outy in me zone instructors after r-,lar classes -. - - . , . " ||| IUnited States renew these pledges , , enmmated, she sazd, ,wnll Pro- number 1,324; 500 of them refu- ||||9|| |||itlon the Sunday within the Octave "Sudden Death" Report Is Amplified With Details of Brutal Murder HOMESTEAD, Pa., Dee. 10. - (NC)--Shocking " ' partmulars con- cerning the "sudden deaths" of of the Greek Ritq=Diocese of I Pittsburgh. : I (The "sudden" death of Bish- op Romzh under unexpla2ned circumstances, was previously reported in a Prague dispatch to and without cost to the schools, testants be justified in opposing gees. of th feast of the Iannaculate N.C.W.C. News Service, dated Pupils take the "instructions after Catholic claims for public support Only one Catholic publisher has I Pope November 24.) their parents sign requests, of their parochial schools." [so far been licensed in the Russian Tells Them CoMrade, Conception. According to reports received by Mrs. Vashi McCollum, the pro- She also held that an "unreal- lzone, but he is overburdened with Conviction, Awareness Each week The Progress pu- Bishop Ivancho fram reliable fessed atheist appeallant, is the istic Catholic leadership," though larder s from the Soviet administra- lishes the Legion of Decency sources abroad, the story behind wife of a University of Ilinois pro- allegedly without support from tion and unable to get out any' Needed Now classification of films currently the deaths of 36-year-old Bishop reamer She says her 14-year-old Catholics generally, looks upon Catholic publications, being shown in this area. A de- Romzha and his companions is as son James was embarrassed by be- public health and welfare aid to Soviet authorities have opened a VATICAN CITY, Dec. 8.--(t/a- tailed list of pictures now being follows: ing the only child in his class who parochial school children as a special department for "Leninism" die, NC)His Holiness Pope Plus distributed appears on page On October 25, Bishop Romzha, did not take religious instructions. "steppir[g stone toward their am- at the university of Leipzig Stu- XII called upon young Catholics eight of this issue. the Rev. Daniel Bachinsky (a The Illinois state court rejected bition that their schools be recog- dents willing to take part in these ' today to be aware of their mission Figures released at the National classmate of Bishop Ivancho), and her contention that thegiving of nized as an integral part of the courses are given a monthly cam- and their duties "which the pres- Legion of Decency headquarters the instructions violated the First American educational system, with pensation of between 350-400 ent moment imposes upon you in in New York show that motion the Rev. Nestor Silvay, accom- panied by two unidenUfied simi- Amendment of the U. S. Constitu- the same rights as our public marks and one food parcel per a peremptory manner." pictures rated "objectionable in narians, were driivng in a horse- tion. schools to public support."" month. Addressing 5,000 members of part" reached a new record in drawn Cart to the large parish of The U. S. Supreme Court, at Scores Catholics Secret Police Hamper the Roman Diocesan Federation percentages this year,as Catholics Veliki Lucki, near Ushered, Bishop l conclusion of the' hearing, Mrs Me er said t Catholic Activities of Italian Catholic Action Youth across the nation prepare to re- Romzha's See city. Both of the I today, took the case under'lvise- y hat Catholic theoloans la ..... un the other hand, all Catholic Organizations,. the ,Holy Father new their Legion of Decency priest victims, according to Bishop i ment. . . g] , wyers aria nzsmmans .... are bus ....... actlwtles cantuP to be severely set forth three principal qualities pledges on Sunday, December 14. Ivancho, have relatives who race I The finding of factsAn the case the Fir handicapped by the communist- as distinguishing marks of Cath- Commenting on tile recent priests in North America.  by the Illinois .cgurts, presented that th ^  ........ :: . controlled secret police which has olic youth: (1) Adherence to clear strong opposition ,* the picture j enonseui.:Pwse;e l l  :[ierVhthe eOatt:r Gr. and strong principles nd convic- "Forever Amber" by B,shops, On Way To Reeonseentte ,nn-c . I to the justices df the United ts stooge "1 priests and the laity'around te Some years ago, the people of In-this new view of Bethlehem, the =rtist has marked by a cross the[ (Continued on Page 7) statem h of a campaign to "confuse Axneri- us, a a y: '. . tions, (2) Personal courage and the Veliki Lucki parish had gone location of the Basilica of the Nativity, between the wo belfries'J--0(H  I cans anu ............... urete amung us a aim-| cently oisappearea. . after attending. (3)Awareness of the inseparable country, the Rev. Patrick J. over to the schismatic Russian Or- (CaO, oHc -one at the left). , trust ...... ;_ ! a meetmg of his group, werner union between religion and life. - . : -  ,. of our own most eu .,- t .......... Masterson, executive secretary -  sti[uti0ns '- " ae '-  nmem, promeric .m ne ,oes- The young people had gathered of the l%-ati0mal Legion, sazd thodox Church, but after the at- ltis the bells of the Catholic: Chilrch here which are heard around th| [ contende ............. . . resmt, sneo  taut movement of Saxony, suffered for the observance of the 35th en- "this rallTing to the support of rival of the communists they had world on the radio at Christmas ....  u,  tnt. 1/le maQers o the same -race" uogether vnua" a hum- niversary of their organization the Legion exceeds any other become disillusioned. They re- GERMAN 01VlSI0N l the Catholic Church are becommg .... I ber oz young sruaents. pented and petitioned for reunion The lower level of the Grotto of the Nativity (below) contains the t a serious threat to our national I ...... and marched from the Lateran similar action in years." with the Byzantine-Slavonic Rite. recess (X) .which long held the Manger, the wooden pieces of which [ unity, stability ancl educational " Only two recent tems nat are Basilica through Rome to the Vat- Nearly one in every six fiims Their petition was granted and lure now in the Basilic of St. Mary:Maor in Rome. The natural rock' SPUR CAMPAIGN progress..." not depressing can be reported in ican where the Pope received them 15.91 per cent--were put in Class Bishop Romzha and his compan- is covered with marble slabs, lighted by lamps and adorned with Mrs. Meyer deplored the recent this connection. The Sisters of in the Hall of Benedictions. "B" by the Legion reviewers. This ions were enroute to the parish to FRET, Dec. 9.(NC)-- report of the non-sectarian Ameri- Charity were authorized to reopen In his address the Pope tern/led compares with an overall average reconsecrate the church, paintings of the Adoration of the Shepherds. It is in exclusive Catholic While driving to Veliki Luc, Possession. Copyrighted photos by Albina Bros., Jerusalem. (NCWC) can Council on Education on "The their Catholic hospital in Dresden that it was the Feast of the Ira- of 10 per cent in this classifica- " The United Nations and all gov-I Relatin f Religion to Public Edu- and to rebuild their chapel which maculate Conception and said he tion since the first Legion ratings rattan." " She sazd" that the Council," was destroyed in an air raid. The wished to place young Catholics were issued in February, 1936. a military tank came from be- ernments are "the work of the which had urged that religion be Russians have also permitted the all over the world under the pro- (Continued onPageS) S'l'00lin Won't Stop devil"' speakers f Jehvah's Wit- presented as an integral part f peningfaseminaryfrstudents tertian of the Blessed Virgin so FOUR SENTENCED nesses told street crowds in all branches of learning, had gone of the former Archdiocese of Bres- that they might advance victor-Alb Fil Still ,, Kassel over a public address sys- "further than any church groups lau in Neuzelle, near Guben. iously under her banner, er m i tem installed on a truck. Because have ever dared to go, in defying The sight of Catholic youth IN WARSAW TRIAL M Arthur Can Stop 1/shedsaid'they are,,itchurchesis"devilish,"wrongto prayfrthefortheSpeakers the American traditins f separa'them.,,estab- tion of Church and State." Peru To Mark marching through the streets Of Rome presented a striking con- Rated Objectionable Teachings of this sort are in- 'Peace Week' At trast to the columns of commu- N:--'W" YORK, Dec. 9.--(NC)-- WARSAW--(IC'--Dr'rIdzi- Him Says Bulli t Tim mst00-00swhopa00edin mierz Bilan and Jan Stepien were ,m-, cluded in the publications of Je- American-Born Prelate r stma e Rome over the week-end. The National Legion of Decency hovah's Witnesses who now seem has announced here that the film sentenced to death and Jan Kor-  to be more active than ever in car- Installed As Bishop Pilgrims From All "Forever Amber," the first pro- . LIMA, Peru -- (NC) -- A na- necki and Franciszek Kacki were ious parts of Germany. They have In Moslem Province tional Peace Week, to be observed Americas In Mexico duction of Twentieth Century-Fox sentenced to 8 and 5 year prison OLUMBUS, O., Dec. 9.--(NC)-- Mr. Bullitt gave his listeners just applied to American authori- terms respectively at the close of %, To keep China out of Stalin's a sharp warning: "America is ties for permission to send 250,000 the recent Warsaw trial of mem- DACCA, India, Dec. 11 (NC)-- during the Christmas holidays to receive the "C" or "Con- from December 26 to 31, will be For Guadalupe Feast demned" classification, has been hers of the Polish National Party, hands, the United States must" in danger. Stalin like Hitler ll copies of their books into the To an American-born prelate, held throughout Peru under the MEXICO CITY, Dec. 9--(NC) removed from that rating and which has been outlawed by the I send her munitions, economic aid not stop. le can only be American zone for free distribu- Bishol) Lawrence Graner, C.S.C., patronage of Senora Maria de Je- --,Pilgrims from all countries of placed in the "B" or "Morally Ob- Communist Warsaw regime, and MacArthur. stopped." He rejected the idea of tion. of Dacca, went the honor of being sum de Bustamante, the first lady the American continent have been To keep Western Europe free a preventive war, however, as the first bishop to be installed in from communist domination, the In view of the danger that teach- Dr. Bilan, a Przemysl lawyer, morally unfeasibIe, ings such as those spread in gas-eastern Pakistan since the estab- of the land. gathering here this week in prep- jectionable in Part" category with As part of the celebration Peru's aration for the celebration of the the following comment: prewar president of the National J. S. must supply economic and "We cannot create the custom sel might incite rebellion and en- lishment of the Moslem State. cities will fly white - flags and Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe on "Revisions made in this film are PartYan activefr memberthe Przemyslof CatholiedistriCt'or- stablishingfinancial aidaanddemocratictake thepoliticallead in of all nations treating one another courage subversive activities the Archbishop Ferdinand PerJer, there will be a campaign to give December 12. ' deemed sufficient to meet sub- ganizations, and a leader of the as a peace group by launching a trequest isnot likely to be granted. S.J., of Calcutta presided at the in- wide diffusion to the words of the The Archbishop offered the stantially the original objection of Plish undergrund during the lunin in that area" th ry::is awhmnl:h: : boi August SPeak of the Cologne stallatin eeremnies.Snde:tniing otof; P;Pl:aSrr.n .... Gospel, which, said Senora de "Dawn of Day" Mass at the Guad- theLegion that the film glorifies German occupation, was charged, These were the recommendations ......... ]branch of the Witnesses was re- Bishop Graner is a native of Bustamante, "will interpret with alupe Shrine at 4:30 a. m. today, immorality. However, 'Forever along dth his co-defendants, with of Wil/iam C. Bullitt, former U.S. c e n cently sentenced to three months Franklin, Pc. He has spent most profound eloquence the true feel- Archbishop Jose Martinez of Mex- Amber' still lacks the adequate conspiracy against the regime. Ambassador to Russia and France, and " ............ / in jail for serious libel of the of his priestly life in the Bengal "ing of this crusade of Christian ice, will offer the solemn pontiff- morally compensating v a I u e s They were declared to have plot- in his address here in the Erskine uey uu not nave me Demos. Catholic Church mission fields, brotherhood." cal Mass on the feast day in the which should be present in a story ted the overthrow of the regime by Lecture series, sponsored by the The former diplomat criticized beautiful Basilica. of this kind." force. College of St. Mary of the Spring. American policy withmentChina, underlie saidwhichthe Yaltathe regardRussiansAgree_tO N ew C_ h urc h f or T acoma P ar,s" h Official A4d A4 " AtC B were given interests in Manchuria o ern USIC00 r an e was the most "unneccssarily dis- graceful andpotentiallydisastrous Legion of Decency g in Wo hip S y document...ever signed by a Fitti President of the United States." n rs , a s .o said General Marshall t-tagn'e'-e t*'enewa" failed in his mission to China rs E y ill Lit gY beeause heaceeptedthepreva.. nc c ca on ur 'o"' S. Government view" tll00t " the Soviet Union was a "peace- ro the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Seattle: : loving democracy" and that the THE pledge of the Legion of Decency will be renewed in (By N.C.W.C. News Service) "Venerable brothers . . no1 Chinese communists were mere The following are unofficial without sorrow have We learned agrarian reformers not alhed all parish and mission churches on Sunday, December 14, th Moscow. 1947. The form of the pledge to be read is published herewith. translations of excerpts from the that there are those who use the 1 r tm of Mr Bulhtt advocated the ]m papal Encyclical "Medlater Del" vernacular in the celeb a " n' - " " - Churchthe auguStis a Sacrifice of the Eu, mediate turning over to theChiang , ' _. on the Sacred Liturgy, issued hy charisL The use of the Latin Kai ehek government of the mill- His Holiness Pope Plus XIL Tle I tary materml rottmg and rust official English translation ot languag "in the great part of the, " " " - the encyclical ha not yet been clear and noble sign ling in the Aleutians, Japan, Oki- '': Issued by the Holy Mee. of unity and an effective antidote nawa, Guam and the Philippines," # "|F WE must lament on the one to every corruption of pure dec- plus 60 to 75 million dollars worth December 12, 1947. Bishop of Seattle hand that in some areas the. trine. In many rites, of course, the !of cotton, oil, gasoline, wheat, to- In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy understanding of the sacred lit- use of the vernacular can be very bacco and machinery. He declared urgy is at times neglected or al- helpful to the people, but only the that a relatively small amount of Ghost. Amen. most ignored, We note on the Holy See has the power to grant aid now would have a tremendous I condemn indecent and immoral pictures and those which other hand with apprehensive solic- this concession. Therefore, hath- effect on Chinese morale, glorify crime or criminals. I promise to unite with all who itude that some, too desirous Of ing may licitly be done in this re- "But most of all," he stated, protest against them. innovations, stray from the path of gard without the counsel and up- "we need to have in China st sound doctrine and prudence. For proval of the Holy See; for, as general of the first order to or- I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience in promoting a liturgical renais- We have said, regulations on the ganize at once with the Gener- about pictures that are dangerous to my moral life. sance they often advance principles sacred liturgy depend exclusively allssimo ways and means to This is the new St. Jolm of the Woods Church, in the Midland district near Tacoma, which will be dedi- As a member of the Legion of Decency, I pledge mylf which either in theory or in prac- on its authority." preserve the vital interest oI teated, Sunday, December 14. The Right Rev. Monsignor W. J. Noonan, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, to see only good pictures. I promise, further, to stay away tire compromise this sacred cause Laity's Participation In .Mass the United States in Chinese in- /Tacoma, will officiate at the dedication ceremonies, beginning at 10:30 a.m. altogether from places of amusement which show pictures and not infrequently even contain- "Venerable brothers, it must be dependence. e have such a I The new church, built at a cost of $42,500, replaces one destroyed by fire on Christmas ever, 1940. inate it with errors regarding clearly explained to your flocks, General already in the Far East, than can be an occasion of sin. Catholic faith and ascetical doc- that the faithful, in taking part in only five hours by plane rom I The Rev. Robert E. Logan, pastor of the parish, announces that a mission, to be preached by the Rev. trine.' (Continued on Page 5) Nauking--MaeArtlaur.,, Charles ;, Suver, SJ., will begin lua Uae church on its dedication day. Please turn to Page 3 for other official notices _J