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,2i---THEPROGRESS Frlda,Dec. 2S, 19641964-Year Of Many Notable Ch Commemorate Bombay Flight VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican City post office issued four stamps December 2, the day Pope Paul VI flew to Bombay for the 38th International Eucharistic Congress, in denominations of 16, 25, 60 and 200 tire. Hospital for Poor Opens HaNG KONG (NC)--A $3.5 million Catholic medical center for the poor, built mainly through the help of West German Cath- olics, has been officially opened here December 17. : In a tuberculosis control wing donated by U.S. Catholics through Catholic Relief Services-National Catholic Welfare Con- terence, a plaque of the late President Kennedy was unveiled by the German legate, Msgr. Joseph Teusch of Cologne. A cancer treatment wing was donated by Great Britain through the Hang Kong Council of Social Service, and a labora- tory was equipped through gifts from the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. The hillside facility provides medical care for the people of So Uk, one of the colony's densely populated refugee areas. It is conducted by the Canossian Sisters of Verona, Italy. Asks Free Catholic Press LISBON (NC)--A Catholic bishop has declared that religious publications must be free of government interference if they ar e going to act in the service of truth. The statement was made in a sermon by Bishop Enrico Dias Nogueira of Vile Cabral, Mozambique, at a Lisbon Mass mark- ing the 41st anniversary of the Catholic daily newspaper, Novi- dudes. It was subsequently printed in the newspaper December 16. It was the latest act in a recent tug-of-war between the Church and state in Portugal. Stressing the importance given to the Catholic press in the ecumenical council's degree on mass communications, Bishop Ditts Nogueira said the service of truth is not always easy because of "various impediments" placed on publications. As an instance of this he mentioned financial interests that shape editorial policy. Opening 'Pageant of Peace' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Lyndon B. Johnson lighted the national Christmas tree and inaugurated the annual Pageant of Peace, here. The tree and the pageant decorations are on the Ellipse, the park behind the White House and in the shadow of the Washington Monument. President Johnson, shown above with Mrs. Johnson, told the nation that "these are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem." Auxiliary Bishop William J. McDonald of Washington, rector of the Catholic University of America, gave the invocation at the ceremony. Christians Urged to Vote MASERU, Basutoland (NC)--Christians in this soon-to-be-in- dependent Negro nation, e n t i r e I y surrounded by the white- doninated Republic of South Africa, have been urged by their church leaders to vote in the February elections preliminary to independence. Archbishop Emmanuel Mabathoana, O.M.L, of Maseru said in a letter issued jointly with Anglican, Methodist and other Protestant leaders that "Christians as citizens have a serious obligation to participate in the election." Catholics make up about 40 per cent of this country's total population of approximately one million. Other Christians ac- count for another 30 per cent. Stars at Cardinal's Party LOS ANGELES (NC). Comedian Bob Hope and Lawrence Walk and his orchestra were featured entertainers at James Francis Cardinal McIntyre's Christmas party for children here. The party, which raised $27,211 for needy familities, was attended by 200 children from institutions, hospitals and settlement houses mad more than 1,200 adults. ' Cardinal Mclntyre greeted the childrel and gave them gifts. place in history, 1964 per. haps will be remembered best as the year of the big changes Pope Paul VI changed papal practices by making a jet plane pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the beginning of the year, and made a similar pil- grimage to Bombay, India, for the 38th International Euchar- istic Congress near the close of the year. It was the year when the most progressive civil rights law in the last century was en- acted in the United States, when the ecumenical movement engendered by the late Pope John XXIII continued to spread through the nation, and when a record 44,874,371 U. S. Catho. lics, a year's increase of 1,026,- 433, was counted. It was the long.awaited year when English was introduced in the Mass and in the admini- stration of the sacraments throughout the nation. Here are some outstanding events of the year of great changes: January Meeting with Orthodox Pa- triarch Athenagoras highlight- ed Pope Paul's VI's historic Holy Land pilgrimage .... Ne- therland's Princess Irene con- vetted to Catholicism, renounces right to Dutch throne . . . Archbishop James P. Davis transferred from San Juan, P.R., to Santa Fe, N.M .... Deaths: Carlo Cardinal Chiarlo, 82; Andre Cardinal Jullien, 81; Rev. Gustave Weigel, S.J., 67, ecumenist, and Msgr. Anthony Brouwers, 51, Los Angeles world mission promoter. February John W. McDevitt, Waltham, Mass., elected K. of C. Su- preme Knight, succeeding Luke Sanfa Fe See Joins Sae Church Council SANTA FE, N.M. (NC) The Catholic archdio- cese of Santa Fe, in an action described as a "def- inite, step in mutual un- derstanding and true charity," is joining the New Mexico Coun- cil of Churches. Archbishop James P. Davis of Santa Fe and the Ray. Mr. Harry Summers, executive sec- retary of the church council, ointly announced the historic step (Dec. 19) at a meeting in the archbishop's office here. The New Mexico Council of Churches p r e s e n t 1 y includes seven Protestant denominations as members. This is the first time that a Catholic diocese has oined a Council of Churches. However, St. An- drew's Catholic cathedral in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a Catholic parish in Tulsa, Okla., belong to the local church councils in their areas. Archbish Davis and the Ray. Mr Summers listed four "basic princioles" which they said underlie the decision. They are: "I) The 'peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ' will be evidenced in one more witness by this action. "2) The essential fact of 'unity but not uniformity' will be recojnized in a noble effort toward the ideal of John XXIII and other ecumenical leaders: 'unity in essentials, difference in everything else'." "3) Strength will be tdven to certain fundamental doctrines and principles which the church must communicate to the con- temnorary world. "41 The present unwarranted dunlieations, mainly in social policies, charitable endeavors and so on, will be made un- necessary." The two men called the move "a source of deep satisfaction and a cause of great expecta- tions not only for the Christian communities of the state but also for every man of good will, because it is a definite stay in mutual understanding and true charity." "The message of Christmas is certainly evidenced by this act of fraternal charity, for which the prayers, the support and the understanding of all men of good will are both asked and needed," they stated. Archbishop Davis designated Msgr. O. A. Coggiola-Mower, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation i n Albuquer- que, as representative of the Santa Fe archdiocese to the Council of Churches. Msgr. Coggiola-Mower has for sev- eral months represented the archdiocese in his reiatlona with the council on a less official basis. Requiem For Adolph Fox BREMERTON -- Requiem Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dee. 26, in our Lady Star of the Sea Church here for Adolph Fox, 60, who died recently after a lingering iU- nose. Mr Fox was the brother of Rev. Arnold Fox, OSB, pastor of Visitation Parish, Tacoma. Father Arnold will be celebrant at the Ma : House approved 290-130 and Educational Association meet- icate . . . Most sweeping civil rights bill in 100 years enact- seventh centenary of Corpus sent to Senate the nation's most liberal civil rights bill . . "The Deputy," controversial play critical of Pope Plus XII, opened on Broadway... Phila- delphia Archbishop John J. Krol opened beatification cause of Mother Mary Katherine Drexel, foundress of Blessed Sacrament Sisters, who died in 1955 . . . Nearly 200 Catholic missionaries expelled from sou- them Sudan . . . Deaths: Aux- iliary Bishop James H. Grif- fiths, 60, of New York; and Jo- seph Lamb, 71, New York, K. of C. Supreme Secretary. March Cincinnati archdiocese schools scheduled to drop first grade in September, sending an esti- mated 10,000 children into pub- lic schools . . . Frank A. Hall, retired N.C.W.C. News Service Director, promoted to Corn. mender of the Silver Star, Ord- ing in Atlantic City, N.J .... Pope Paul granted Ernest A. Beck, 39, former Lutheran minister from Detroit, married and father of two children, a dispensation for ordination to the priesthood with approval to continue in married state . . . Archbishop Thomas Toolen or- dered all Mobile-Birmingham, Ale., diocesan elementary and high schools integrated racially in September... Mich- elangelo's Plata unveiled at New York World's Fair wit h Peele Cardinal Marella as pa- pal legate... May The 1964 Official Catholic Di- rectory reported 44,874,371 Catholics, year's gain of 1,026,- 433... Rev. Patrick O'Connor, Society of Columban, voted Catholic P r es s Association Journalism Affard at 54th an- nual convention in Pittsburgh er of St. Gregory the Great ...... Holy See approved U. S. Pope named: Msgr. William J. Bishops' recommendations for McDonald, 55, rector of Cath- olic University of America . . . Deaths: Archbishop Daniel J. Gercke, 89, retired Bishop of Tucson, Ariz.; Archbishop Josip Upcic, 84, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and Ray. Joseph T. O'Callahan, S.J., 58, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., professor and World War II naval hero, only chaplain to win Congressional Medal of Honor April Recommendations of special U. S. Bishops meeting in Wash- ington for use of English in Mass and in liturgy of U. S. extensive use of English in Mass . . . Some 10,OO0 attended dedication of Our Lady of Czes- tochowa chapel at National Shrine of Immaculate Concep- tion, Washington . . . Catholic Digest magazine given to Col- lege of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn... ". Pope Paul estab- lished a secretariat for non- Christians headed by Paolo Cardinal Marella . . . Rev. George T. Boileau, S.J., was ap- pointed Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, with right of succession. ed by Congress . . . U. S. Su- preme Court reiterated its stand against Bible reading and prayers in public schools in case involving Florida schools. . . Pope disclosed Church is undertaking a reevaluation of Christi feast observance . . . California bishops in ioint state. ment asked for end of racial violence... Archbishop Martin 3. O'Connor, who resigned, was succeeded by Bishop Francis F. Reh of Charleston, S.C., as rec- the birth control issue tar of North American College N.C.W.C. Legal Department in Rome... First U.S. Mass in urged caution aod reserve tow- English offered at 25th Liturgi. ard proposal for constitutional amendment to permit prayers, Bible reading in public schools. Father Vincent A. Yzermans, St. Cloud, Minn., named direc- tor of N.C.W.C. Information Bureau . . . Retired Bishop Edmund F. Gibbons, 95, the world's oldest bishop, died. July English, French venacular in Mass and sacraments in Canada was scheduled January 1 by nation's bishops . Ray. Gerard J. Campell, "S.J., was appointed president of George- town University, Washington, D.C .... Death claimed Holy Cross Sister Mary Madelva, 77, poet and former president of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind. August Pope Paul's first encyclical, "Ecclesiam Suam," was issued . . . Cardinal Spellman in Denver talk attacked U.S. Su- preme Court rulings in smut cases as "shocking" . . . Bishop Richard O. Gerow of Natchez- Jackson ordered racial integra- tion program in September for Mississippi Catholic schools... President Johnson signed into cal Week in St. Louis. September Third session of Second Vati- can Council opened wi/h Mass coneelebrated by Pope Paul and 24 prelates, including Balti- more's Archbishop Lawrence J. Shehan, Philadelphia's Arch- bishop John J. Krol . . . Women auditors were admitted to working council sessions... collegiality of bishops, church in the modern world, religious liberty declaration and state- ment on Jews were chief coun- cil topics . . . N.C.W.C. Social Action Department's Labor Day statement appealed for speedup of work on unemployment prob- lem, war on poverty, giving special attention to racial in- justice problem . . . N.C.W.C. Education Department esti- mated 5,653,000 enrolled in U.S. Catholic elementary and high schools . . . Pope John XXIII National Seminary for Delayed Vocations, founded by Boston's Richard Cardinal Cushing, opened at Weston, Mass., with initial class of 52 . . . Holy See signed accord with Communist Hungary and Church appoints bishops of five Sees there . . . Christian Democrat Eduardo Frei easily won Chilean presi- dential election, upsetting Marx. ist candidate . . . Death came to: Clement Cardinal Roques, 83, of Rennes, France; Arch. bishop Jozef Gawlina, 71, pre- late for Poles in exile; Carlton J.H. Hayes, 82, historian-diplo- mat. October Pope Paul canonized 22 Uganda Martyrs, slain in 1885, Re.enactment of Three Wise Men A: AFRICAN youngsters, members of a Maryknoll mission parish in Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika) commemorate the feast of Epiphany, coming January 6, by re-enacting the visit of the Three Wise Men, one of whom, Gasper, was an African.(NC Photos) FOR HOLY LAND CHURCH: Pope Blesses Cornerstone VATICAN CITY (NC) --Pope Paul VI blessed the cornerstone of a new Sanctuary of the Primacy which will be built in the Holy Land on the remains of an ancient church marking the spot where Christ .told St. Peter "Feed my lambs. , . Feed my sheep." The Pope visited the spot last January 5 during his pil- grimage to the Holy Land. To the minister general and administrative council of the Franciscan Order, which plans to build the new sanctuary, the Pope said: "It was natural that of the many stopping places which marked our pilgrimage from one spot to another in the land of Jesus, one in particular should fill our soul with a dee p inner emotion: That is to say, the place which offered us a vivid re- minder of the conferring of the primacy to the Apostle Peter when Christ addressed to him the solemn words 'Feed my lambs... Feed my sheep.'" (John 21,16) The Pope praised the Francis- cans for determining to build a new Sanctuary of the Primacy at el-Tabgha. The present plans call for the removal of the gray-stone walls erected by the Franciscans in 1943 over the ruins of the ancient shrine of the primacy and replacing them with a more elegant memorial to the conferring of the pri- macy. A member of the Fran- ciscan council emphasized, how- ever, that the new b u i I d i n g U.S. Bishops Approve Grant for Montezuma ROME (NC) -- The U. S. Bishops have approved a grant of $1,250,000 for construc. tion and remodeling at Monte. zuma Seminary, the institution which trains priests for Mexico Funds for the seminary in New Mexico will be raised over a three-year period and will come at the rate of approxi- mately $200,000 a year from the Bishops' Welfare Fund and $250,000 a year from the fund of the American Board of Cath- olic Missions. Montezuma Seminary was es- tablished by the U. S. Bishops 28 years ago to train priests for Mexico when Catholics In that country were suffering bloody persecution. S i n e e establish- ment, the seminary has trained 1,300 priests, seven of whom are now bishops. T h e school provides major seminary training o n I y. The present student body numbers 426. It is staffed by 26 Jesuits from two Mexican provinces. The Bishops' grant will pro- vide for the erection of two new student dormitories and a chapel and extensive renova. tion of the old central building which lacks many modern facil- ities. During the p a s t scholastic year, two-thirds of the operating funds for the semina, were provided by the U. S. Bishops and one-third by the Mexican hierarchy. Archbishop ,lames P. Davis of Santa Fe, N,M,, appealed to the bishops for the grant. The prelate, chairman of the Epis- copal Committee f o r Monte- zuma Seminary, noted that it has achieved an "outstanding reputation for scholastic excel- lence and spiritual formation of high quality." The Archbishop said the high reputation of the seminary is illustrated by the fact that it receives more than twice as many applicants as it can han- dle. He added that 34 of 53 Mexican dioceses a r e repre. sented i.tha present student body. - would be "modest." Pope Paul said the sanctu- ary would remind pilgrims "of the place where Peter received from Christ the keys of his kingdom and where, 20 centuries later, he returned as a humble pilgrim in the person of his successor." The Pope also spoke of his "esteem and admiration for the work, never sufficiently praised, which the sons of St. Francis have been carrying out for seven centuries in the land of Jesus." Franciscans have built most of the Catholic shrines in the Holy Land. More than 400 Fran- ciscans are in the Holy Land to staff holy places and give help to travelers. Anglican College Honors Priest WINNIPEG, Man. (NC) -- A Catholic priest received an hon- orary theological degree from an Anglican College here. De- scribed as the first time such an award was made in North America and, possibly the world, the honorary doctorate of canon law was conferred on Rev. H. P. Kierans, S.J., of Halifax, N:S., at St. John's Col- lege annual convocation here. The college is affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Father Kierans was rector of St. Paul's College, Winni- peg, from 1958 until early this year, when he was trans- ferred to St. Mary'a Univer- sity in Halifax, a Jesuit insti- tution, as dean of studies. Commenting on the: award. the Rupert's Land News, Angli- can publication eL Winnipeg, said: "This is believed to be the first time that a Roman Catholic priest has accepted an Anglican theological d e g r e e anywhere in the world, and is known to be the first such oc- currence in-North Americaand Great Britain. : and beatified Father Luigi Guanella, the "incorrigible" priest of Coma, Italy, who died in 1915 . . . Second Vatican Council approved proposals for a decree on ecumenism outlin- ing Church's position on non- Catholic Christians; Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Shriver re- ceived 1964 Peace Award at Catholic Association for Inter- national Peace convention in Washington... the 1964 James $. Hoey awards for interracial justice went to Trenton, N.J., Mayor Arthur J. Holland and Negro actor Frederick O'Neal in New York . . . First Mass in Spanish in 453-year Church histo .ry of Puerto Rico offered by Bishop Alfred F. Mendez, C.S.C., in Arecibo . . . Death claimed: Rev. Father Jean B. Janssens, S.J., 71, Jesuit gen- eral; Bishop John P. Treacy, 73, of La Crosse, Wis.; Charles H. Ridder, "/6, president of the Catholic News, New York, and James P. Mitchell, 63, former Secretary of Labor. November Use of English in the Mass was introduced throughout U.S. . . Third session of Second Vatican Council ended with controversy over postponing vote on religious liberty declar- ation . . . Constitution on Na- ture of Church with bishops' collegiality its key concept, and decrees on ecumenism and on oriental churches were ap- anges proved. Pope Paul bestowed title Mother of the Church on Mary and reduced from three to one hour Eucharistic fast from solid food and alcoholic beverages . . . Albert Cardinal Meyer of Chicago was named to Congregation of Holy Office . . Archbishop Patrick A. O Boyle of Washington reelected chairman of N.C.W.C. admini- strative board of U.S. bishops meeting in Rome . . . Popdl Paul congratulated President Johnson on his landslide presi- dential election victory . . . Mrs. Rosemary Kilch, Youngs- town, Ohio, elected president of National Council of Catholic Women . . . Mass killings of missioners by Congo rebels were reported . . . Tiara pre- sented to U.S. Catholics by Pope Paul was displayed in New York .... U.S. Supreme Court dismissed suit seeking deletion of words "one nation under God" from flag pledge . . Bishops' Committee on Motion Pictures, Radio and Television asked action against "deplorable trend" in films... Bishop Edward C. Daly, O.P., Des Moines, Iowa, killed in Rome plane crash. Death also came to: Archbishop Joseph F. Rummel, 88, of New Orleans; Archbishop Paul Bernier, Bish- op of Gaspe, Qua., in Rome and John J. Daly, St., 59, editor of the Catholic Virginian, Rich- mond, Va. December Pope Paul made a jet plane pilgrimage to Bombay and In- dia's International Eucharistic Congress, where he was wel. corned by millions . . Auxili," ary Bishop Ernest L. Unter._ koefler of Richmond, Va., was" named Bishop of Charleston, S.C .... U.S. Supreme Court upheld keep public accommeda-., tions section of 1904 Civil Rights Act . . . Cardinal Spellman left i for Ponce, P.R., to consecrate,, Bishop Fremiot Torres Oliver, then to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, for his 14th annual i Christmas visit with U.S. serv- icemen . . . His,erie St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, was" raised to a minor basilica . . . Thousands of Catholics flee Com- munists in Vietnam . . . Riots in Sudan threaten remaining Missionaries . . . Death came. to F. Gordon O'Neill, 70; editorl } of the Texas Catholic., Dallas; and British poet Dame Edithi- Sitwell, 77, a convert, in Lon-" don. Bishop Named ..... To Charleston WASHINGTON (NC) -- Pope. Paul VI has named Bishop Ern- * est L. Unterkoefler to be bishop of Charleston. To the preseqt time, Bishop Unterkoefler has been Auxiliary to Bishop John J. Russell of Richmond. The appointment was an- nounced here by Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic Dele- gate in the United States. Bishop Unterkoefler succeeds to a see left vacant by the transfer of Bishop Francis F. Reh to the office of rector of the North American College in Rome. Born in Philadelphia on Aug. 17, 1917, Bishop Unterkoefler was ordained for the Richmond . diocese at the university May 18, 1944, by Bishop John M..' I McNamara. Following ordination, he spent three years at the Catholic Uni- versity in the study of canon law. Nun Finds Anti Cancer Factor In Clams COLUMBUS, Ohio (NC) A Dominican nun at St. Mary of the Springs Col- .lege here is one of a handful of scientists whose work has laid the foundation for a possi- ble cancer cure. Sister Rosarii Schmeer, chair- man of the college biology de- partment, disclosed that a re- search method she developed over the past two years is cred- ited with making possible the discovery that clams contain a substance which successfully retards cancer in animals. Her activities were men- tloned in conjunction with a report on a tumor-preventive extract issued by Dr. C. P. Li of the National Institute of Health. Sister Rosarii--who has been active in cancer research since she was an undergraduate here 16 years ago--has had "amaz- ing" results with her clam ex- tract. Injected into diseased mice the powder, which has been dubbed Mercuric after the Latin , name of the clam, has been 60 to 100 per cent effective in in- hibiting tumors. 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