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Density Map Upsets Staid Hofions In U, S. Glendale, O. --(NC)w The map recently issued by the National ~tholic Welfare Conference to B)w the density of Catholic pop- "[ation in the United States by dioceses is correcting some long- standing but erroneous impres- sions, according to a distinguished mission authority. "The new map is of particularly great interest," said the Very Rev. W. Howard Bishop, Superior Gen- eral of the Glenrnary Missioners, who have their headquarters here. "It upsets many of our notions con- cerning the density of the Catholic population, particularly with re- gard to the supposed overwhelming priority of the great northeast." The map to which Father Bishop refers is an outline of the United States in which archdiocesan and diocesan boundaries have been drawn instead of the state bound- aries that appear on the political map. Using a dot to represent each 2,000 Catholics resident in a par- ticular diocese, the maps show graphically how the Catholic pop- ulation is distributed over the United States. In two tables print- ed in the margin of the map, infor- mation is given as to the proportion of Catholics in each diocese are to the general population in that area. Father Bishop last August was elected the first Superior General of the Home Missioners of Ameri- ca (the Glenmary Fathers), which he founded in 1937 with the en- couragement of the late Archbis- hop John T. McNicholas, O.P, of Cincinnati. In the early 1930's, while a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Father Bishop made a study of the counties in the Southern and West- ern States which were without priests. He founded the Home Mis- sioners of America to bring the Faith to the "deserted" counties and other sections where the Church, though represented, is weak. :atholics Barred Teachers In Scotland County London -- (NC) -- A Catholic cannot become a teacher in the Scots county of Caithness, it has been revealed. Col. Ian MeHarly, Caithness di- rector of education, announced this when he told the county education committee that he was asking an applicant for the post of domestic science teacher at Wick High School whether she was a Protest- ant or a Catholic. The rule is con- tainbd in the education committee's minutes, he pointed out. The ap- plicant was from Ireland. A member of the committee, James Mulraine, objected to this, saying that if there were Catholic pupils there should be Catholic teachers. Councillor J. Abrach Mackray said the school was a Protestant one and they should try to avoid appointing a Catholic. The com- mittee deferred its decision. 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(Monday) 10:00 p.m. WFJL (FM)--Air Edition of {he ~ew world iTnursaay) 10:15 p.rn.---WFJL (FM)--Evening Devotions (Friday) 11:55 p.m.--WFJL (FM)--Meditations (Friday) N.B.,-the initials M--T--W--Th---F--S stand for the days of the week. e Bethlehem-- (NC)--Masses were offered continuously from midnight of Christmas Eve until four in the afternoon on Christmas Day at the Crypt marks the spot of the neath the Church of the Nativity aere. The Masses were permitted to continue so long because of a cen- turies-old privilege granted by .the Holy See. According to tradition, the crypt marks the spot of the original manger in which Jesus was laid by Mary after His birth. Celebration of Christmas at the spot where Christ was born was blessed hy cloudless, sunny skies after 12 days of incessant rain. The sun shone brightly when Pa- triarch Alberto Gori of Jerusalem made his entrance into the Basilica of the Nativity. An unusually large throng, in- cluding a group of 20 American tourists, awaited the Patriarch's arrival from Beit Jala. They stood before the 14-century-old church through which the pageant-like procession passed en route to the adjoining F r a n c i s c a n parish Church of St. Catherine. There the Pontifical Vespers were chant- ed by the choir composed of friars and orphans from Jerusalem. , Bethlehem's midnight, once sanc- tified by the angels' gloria, this year echoed with bells chiming a new message of peace. At the same time Patriarch Gori intoned the angelic hymn "Glory be to God in the highest," and the image of the Child Jesus was unveiled at the altar. The remote clangor of the great bells mingled with the silvery chimes of the sanctuary, the peal- ing of the organ and the singing of the boys' choir. The resplendent vestments of the clergy in the bril- liantly lighted, incense-clouded church presented an unforgettable scene. Patriarch Gori officiated at the midnight Matins and Mass. This was followed by the traditional procession to the Crypt of the manger bearing the lifelike, carved figure of the Infant Jesus. Among the diplomats present at Slothower Radio and Appliances RADIOS --- REFRIGERATORS -- RADIO SERVICE 323 LINCOLN HWY. m TELEPHONE 619 ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS Ip the ceremonies were representa- tives from Amman and Damascus members of the United States le- gations, French and Spanish diplo- mats and officials of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Korea Chaplain Visits Japanese POW Converts Seoul --(NC)-- On his five-day R-and-R (rest and relaxation) trip to Japan, the Rev. (Capt.) Marian Budny, Army chaplain from Brook- lyn, N.Y., renewed old friendships --with former Japanese prisoners of war. Five years ago Father Budny served as chaplain to Japanese prisoners of war in the Philippines. He made 60 converts among them. Of the last 15 executed for war crimes, he baptized ,11. One of these was Colonel Euhara, who had headed the Kempeitai, Japanese secret police, in the Philippines. "One of my best helpers was a Japanese officer I baptized, Capt. Ha,(me Ohno," said Father Budny. "He spoke English. I instructed him and he instructed others. He was executed." The majority in the camp were ordinary P.O.W.'s. Among them were two Japanese priests, who had been drafted into the army, Fathers Ueda and Watanabe. Father Budny obtained facilities for them to celebrate Mass. They assisted him in his work among the prisoners, Catholic and non-Christ- ian. On his recent visit to Japan, Father Budny also renewed con- tact with Joseph Ok(, a Japanese Catholic who had helped him, and ex-Major Miyaki, one of his con- verts. He hopes for a longer visit to look up more of his converts and the families of those executed. He spent nine months as chaplain to No. 1 P.O.W. camp in Luzon, at Canlubang, 30 miles from Manila he recalled. Religious, Charity Groups Benefit In Woman's Will Involving Several Millions New Orleans --(NC)-- The will of Mrs. Edith Libby Dufour be- queathed $25,000 to the uptown OUR SUNDAY VISITOR JanT ar______ y 6_ I95_ 2 NC Writer Covers Cardinal Spellman's Tour Of Korea Washington--(NC) -- The Rev. Patrick O'Connor of the Society of St. Cotumban, N.C.W.C. News Service correspondent in Korea, was the only correspondent cover- ing for the world press the three- day Christmas visit of His Emi- nence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, to the United Nations troops at the fight- ing front. None of the Cardinal's stopping places across Korea l~ad air strips long enough to accommodate large planes, some of the strips can only take two-seaters. Hence, correspondents covering the flying visits of the Cardinal were limited to four: one each for news stor- ies, photos, news reels and radio. In such cases, the various news services agree on one man whose dispatches are pooled. Represen- tatives of five major news services here agreed on assigning the place to Father O'Connor. He reported for them and, separately, for N. C.W.C. News Service, whose sub- scribers are mainly weekly pa- pers. Because of this arrangement, the N.C.W.C. News Service had the only eye-witness reporter throughout the Cardinal's Christ- mas visits with the troops. Father O'Connor's spot news dispatches for the daily press were used by Associated Press, United Press, International News Service, Reu- ters and Agence France Presse. house of the Little Sisters of the Poor; $10,000 to the downtown house of the Little Sisters; $5,000 to the Sisters of the Good Shep- herd, and $5,000 to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul for St. Vincent's Infant Asylum. In addition to these and several personal bequests, the will gave $5,000 each to the Lighthouse for the Blind, Home for Incurables, and La Sac(erie de Dames Hospitalieres, a non-demon(national organization. Mrs. Dufour left the bulk of her fortune to be devoted to educational and charitable purposes through a trust fund. Judge Walter B. Ham- lin, before whom the will was pro- bated, directed that an inventory of the estate be made. It is expect- ed to run to several million dollars. 5A Th___ee Observ Editio____ n Gifts And Bequests I The Diocese of Rockford will | gratefully accept gifts and lega- | cies from benevolent persons who | desire to make on acknowledg-I ment of God's goodness to them. | Gifts to the Diocese will be | used for Saint Vincent's Home for | Children and Saint Josephs Home I for the Aged, for the education | of worthy young men to the Priest- | hood, for works of charity In on | ever-broadening field, and for the | support of religion in tha needy I areas of the Diocese. I Bequests at the Diocese should | be mode In the legal title: "John | J. Boylan, Catholic Bishop of Rock- / ford. Bequests to an individualI parish should be made in the above | title but with a directive stating | that the bequest be administered | for the benefit of the parish. / J Swiss Hierarchy Fails To Get Permission For Evening Masses Basel --(NC)--- An official ap- plication of the Swiss Hierarchy for permission to say evening Masses on the feast days of Car- pus Christi, the Assumption, All Saints and the Immaculate Concep- tion has been refused in Rome, it has been officially announced here. The application had been moti- vated by the desirability to ac- commodate the faithful in dias- pora districts where these holy days are not observed. KIPA, Swiss Catholic News Agency, adds: "It seems then that in other countries, too, evening Masses might again be abolished." However, in Germany there is a growing tendency to introduce them on a scale even wider than heretofore. Mihm ,UNERAL HOME Michael G. Mihm AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone 32 Amboy, IlL e GORAL BROSe ROOFING CO. 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