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XXVI--No. 1 CHICAGO --(NC)-- Septem- ber has been set as target date ~. for members of a new lay mis'- ~t sionary group to start work in the home missions of the United States. The program will be conduct- ed by the Catholic Church Ex- tension society. The "Extension volunteers" program and the program of papal volunteers for Latin America will do their re- cruiting jointly. ,Begin Work The papal volunteers, who will also be laymen, are to begin work in Latin America around the same time that the first Ex- tension volunteers start service in U. S. mission areas. The Rev. John L. May, gen- eral secretary of the Extension society, said the Extension volunteers program will "enable dedicated Catholics to give not just their money but them- selves." The Extension society was in- corporated in 1905 to give fin- ancial aid to U. S. home mis- sions. Since then it has spent some $50 million. Auxiliary Archbishop William D. O'Brien of Chicago is the society's pres- ident. Offices in Chicago Central offices of both lay mis- sionary programs are in Chi- cago. They officially began operation Jan. 1. Last April, Father May said, the Extension society in co- operation with the Chicago Catholic Action Federations be- gan a six-month survey of lay mission needs and opportunities in 36 U. S. dioceses. The survey produced a list of "several hundred detailed re- quests for lay mizsionaries to serve in many different roles," he stated. Father May said the Extension volunteers program will recruit Russian Church Will Not Unite With Rome Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese ROCKFORD, JANUARY 6, 1961 12 PAGES ATHENS --(Radio, NC)--The Russian Orthodox Church does notintend to unite with the Ro- man Catholic Church, a spokes- man for the Patriarch of Mos- cow repeated here. "The Catholics can unite with! Us only if they give up the inno- vations they began at the time of the schism of the churches," he said. The spokesman was here with Patriarch Alexi, h e a d of the Russian Orthodox Church, on the last leg of a journey through the Near East that included don- ferences with the Orthodox pa- triarchs in Alexandria, Damas- cus and Jerusalem. The state- ment made h e r e was in the tenor as one made in behalf of the Patriarch three weeks earli- er in Damascus. single persons and married cou-I The national secretariat of the pies in the 21 to 55 age bracket. ~aual volunteers nro~ram has :hcan 1 UtSa cd:e tteh~Sun~g;lits headquarters at 720 North P P ei ." . special circumstances, he said. Rush Street, Chmago 11. It s ha- The period of service will be!tional secretary is David O'Shea, one year or longer, executive secretary of Chicago's Father May stressed that ap- Catholic Action Federations. plicants will be carefully screen-f According to Father May and ed and required to take part-kthe Rev. John J. Considine, time training. When finally ap-iM.M.' director of the Latin proved, each applicant wili sign ~ America bureau, N.C.W.C de- c contract for "a clearly spot-[tails on both programs will soon tried term of service under de-lbe sent to colleges and lay apes- finite conditions," he said. [tolate organizations throughout Father May said inquirieslthe country. about the Extension volunteers[ The central offices of both program should be directed to l volunteer programs will begin himself at the Catholic Church!processing applications and Extension Society, 1307 South Iworking with prospective volun- Wabash Avenue, Chicago 5.[teers after Feb. 15. On the Feast of the Holy Family, The Family Life Bureau extends best wishes to all its friends throughout the Diocese of Rockford. Cana Conferences Pre-Cana Conferences Christian Family Movement O , NCWC, agecs MIAMI, Fla.- (NC)- The U. S. Catholics' worldwide relief agency has opened offices in the Cuban refugee emergency center here to aid the resettling of thousands of Cuban exiles. Minerva Mores of the Catholic RMief Services-National Catholic Welfare Conference is in charge of interviewing Cuban refugees at the agency's offices. President's Representative The emergency center was established here under the di- rection of Tracy S. Voorhees, President Eisenhower's person- al representative for the re- settlement of Cuban refugees. Lucy Torres, a social worker, is conducting preliminary in- terview work. "The first two days the office was opened 68 persons were in- terviewed," Miss Torres said. "All have the same story--they are without jobs and without leave Cuba. Diocesan Agency Also represented atl t h e ~mergeney center is Centro Hispano Catolico, Miami dioce- san a g e n c y. Refugees from Cuba are arriving in Miami at the rate of 1,000 a week. They are given food and clothing at the emergency center and pro- cessed for resettlement. Msgr. John J. Fitzpatrick, a member of the Miami Cuban Refugee committee, said that funds provided by the Federal government are used for trans- portation a n d relocation of exiles. No Federal money is going directly to the refugees, the Monsignor said. He described rumors to that effect as "un- founded and unfortunate," and added that donations from pri- vate sources are needed to carry on the work. CATHOLIC FAMILY OF YEAR--This family of a rurM Missouri public school teacher has been named the first National Catholic Family of the Year, by the Family Life Bureau, National Catholic Welfare Conference. Of the eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Hotze of Leopold, Mo who have been married 53 years, six are children in religious life. Front row, 1. to r.: Leo F. Hotze, S.V.D:, Rector, Divine Word Seminary, Perrysburg, Ohio; Alphonse J. Hotze, S.V.D Secretary General, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan; Anna M. Hotze, (mother); Bernard L. Hotze, K.S.G (father)ateacher; Clement Hotze, S.V.D Headmaster, St. Peter's College, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Second row: Clara (Mrs. Matthew McElroy) Shrewsburg, Mo.; Sis- ter M. Angele, S.S.N.D teacher at Motherhouse (Mrs. Matthew McElroy) Shrewsbury, Mo.; Sis- M. Clares, S.S.N.D Principal, Mission School, Kyoto, Japan; Sister M. Bernard Ann, S.S.N.D Librarian and Latin Teacher, Catholic High School, Burlington, Iowa; Adele, (Mrs. Henry Hofstee) Everett, Wash. Is Year Of Thanks Says Pope VATICAN CITY--(Radio. NC) I--His Holiness Pope John XXIII saluted 1961 as a "new year of spiritual thanksgiving, of har- mony between h e a v e n and earth." It is "a 1961 in the blessings and graces of the Lord," he told more than 3,000 people attend- ing his regular audience on the last Wednesday of 1960. Warm Applause The audience took place as usual in St. Peter's basilica. Acknowledging the w a r m ap- plause w h i c h greeted his en- trance i n to the church, the Pope said that while it was cold outside, there was no lack of warmth in the hearts of those present. The Pope paid special tribute to the Pontifical Association for is, however, always in danger, if men are not truly of good will. We shall say the Te Deum in Thanksgiving shortly, and the Holy Childhood, worldwide children's organization devoted to sfostering baptism and Chris- tian education for children in mission countries. The association has "had an extraordinary growth and is a true reflection of heaven, an ex- ercise of charity throughout the whole world," Pope John said. "In this work, children them- selves give much and are bless- ed, already exercising their charity for those of their own age." Look to God The Pope recommended that to meet the challenges of ,the new year, all look to God: 'To Him, Principle and End of the universe, goes recognition, for He has given us and preserved for us this year, despite human conflicts, a certain peace which Day We pray that the peoples will be saved from evils on earth and that they might follow the way marked for them by God." Moral Issues Cited in Strike IBy Belgians By Father Elie Vandenbussche, S.J. BRUSSELS--(NC)--Moral and social issues have been raised in the violent antigovernment strike of socialist unions which brought this country's economic life to a virtual standstill. Despite vehement socialist denials, many observers h o 1 d that the strike was called to overthrow the government of Social Christian (Catholic) Pre- mier Gaston Eyskens. Ostens- ibly the strike was called to prevent passage of new auster- ity laws designed to bring the natimfs expenditures into line with its income, sharply reduc- ed by the loss of the colony of the Congo. Fear End of Government Many Belgians fear that the socialists seek to throttle demo- cratic government in Belgium. Catholic moralists and social experts have called the strike unjustified and entirely dis- proportionate. Unions in t h predominantly Catholic north of the country did not heed t h e strike call. Jozef Cardinal van Roey, Archbishop of Malines, branded the strike "illegal and unreason- able." Say Bill Justified Catholic social experts have stated that the austerity' bill before Parliament is justified by economic needs and that it divides the burden of sacrifices Family Communion ./ Crusade :I!::IZ:: : ;: i+> :! i : i/~i i i: ::: :~i =~ ~. ~ i= ~ ~ :~ ~:i~ il ~ i !~ii :!i ~ i~ ~ >:~ ~ ~ ~'~i{~'~ ~ NEW HOME--The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane and Sister Ann I Sebastian, superior of St. Elizabeth Social Center, stand before I the newly blessed convent to be used by the Missionary Sisters t of the Most Holy Trinity who staff the Social Center in Rock-[ ford. The convent recently acquired and remodeled for the I Missionary Sisters is located at 1413 S. Main Street. Bishop Lane offered the first Mass in the convent chapel on the Vigil Cardinal's Death Grieves Pope equally among all classes. So- VATICAN C I T Y --(Radio, cialist union leaders declared in NC)-- His Holiness Pope John calling the strike that the high- er taxes and reduced social benefits would put the heaviest burden on the working class. Will Not Bow to Violence Premier Eyskens warned in a nationwide radio address that "the very existence and func- tion of our institutions are at stake." He said his government XXIII expressed grief at the death of Joseph Cardinal Wen- del and s p o k e of "the painful news" at the conclusion of his New Year's day Mass in St. Peter's. The night before, when news that the Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising was dead reached here, the Pope imme- diately went to his private cha- pel to pray for the Cardinal's soul. He offered his Mass the next day for the Cardinal. In a telegram to Church au- thorities in Munich, the Pontiff expressed sorrow at Cardinal Wendel's passing. "We remem- ber fondly," he said, "his ever- solicitous efforts to fulfill dif- ficult pastoral duties of the g r e a t archdiocese -- efforts which were given special ex- pression in the preparation and fruitful celebration of the recent international Eucharistic Con- gress of Munich, which engen- dered admiration, encourage- ment and edification all over the world." Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sent a message of condolences to the Pope, paying i tribute to the Cardinal's concern for his nation's welfare. "With the death of Cardinal Wendel, Germany loses a Prince of the Chvrch whose merits will continue to receive ti e g r e a t e s t consideration and greatest honor," the Chancellor said in his wire to Pope John. would never b o w to violence, and he appealed to the striker to return to work. Remind Aliens of Christmas after the Sisters moved to their new home on Dec. 23. The convent will also serve the Missionary Cenacle Aposto- late, a group of lay:workers associated with the Social Center. An open house is planned for the public Sunday, February 5 fol- lowing that scheduled for the religious Sisters of the Roclfford convents on Sunday, Jan. 29. (Herzog photo) :Must Register g January WASHINGTON --(NC)-- Ali ens in this country are remind- ed that they must report their address and other data during January to avoid possible fine, imprisonment or deportation. Bruce Mohler, director of the department of immigration of the National Catholic Welfare conference, called attention to the strict federal government requirements. "Each alien should visit his local post office, obtain the sim- ple report card, Form 1-53, and at once note the requested data and promptly return the card, not by mail, to the officer in charge," Mr. Mohler said. The only persons exempt, he cautioned, are diplomats, per- sons aecredffed to certain inter- national organizations and those temporarily in the United States as farm workers. S MUNICH, Germany--(NC)--finishing high school. He be- Joseph Cardinal Wendel, Arch- bishop of Munich and Freising, died suddenly at his residence here on New Year's eve. He was 59. Death was attributed to a! heart attack, i Cardinal Wendel's death re-! duces membership of the Sacred College of Cardinals to 81, not counting four cardinals-elect named on Dec. 16. ! Joseph Wendel was born on May 27, 1901 at Blieskastel in the Scar district. He was the son of a tailor. When he was l confirmed by the then Bishop Michael yon Faulhaber of Spey- or, the prelate said: "Some day I hope to meet you again in my seminary." The youth was to succeed him as Bishop of Speyer and then as Cardinal - Arch- bishop of Munich. Young Wendel entered the minor seminary at Speyer after Use Teams for Liturgy Changes PEORIA -- (NC) -- Special demonstration teams have been organized by the Peoria Dioce- san Commission on Sacred Lit- urgy, Music and Art to aid parishes in carrying out the Holy See's liturgical directives, The teams will bt available to local pastors to appear be- fore groups to teach practical methods and procedures in the recited and sung Mass. came conductor of the semin- ary band. In 1920 he moved to the Ger- man seminary in Rome. He earned a doctor of philosophy degree with highest honors and a doctor of theology degree. He was ordained on October 30, 1927. Named Coadjutor On April 4, 1941, Pope Plus XII named him Coadjutor with the right of succession to Bishop Louis Sebastian of Speyer. He was consecrated the following June 29 and became Bishop of Speyer on June 4, 1943. During the war the young Bishop of Speyer was noted for his unstinting aid to its victims. Once he took a refugee family of 10 persons into his own home. After the war he rebuilt 120 ruin- ed churches of the diocese, and he helped build more than a thousand homes and apartments. Became Cardinal in 1953 On Aug. 9, 1952, he was named ninth Archbishop of Munich and 70th Bishop of Freising, succeed- ing the late Cardinal Faulhaber. He became a cardinal at the consistory of Jan. 12, 1953. As Cardinal - Archbishop ot Munich he criticized government emergency housing as flimsy and lacking "certain basic re- quirements without which men do not feel at home." During a meeting of Protes- tants in Munich, Lutheran Bish- op D. Froder Beyer of Hader- S slev, Denmark, and his wife were house guests of Cardinal Wendel. Organized Eucharistic Congress The crowning achievement of Cardinal Wendel's busy career was the organization of the 1960 International Eucharistic Con- gress at Munich, July 31 to Au- gust 7, which drew a million pil- grims and a violent propaganda barrage from communist coun- tries. His strenuous work in or- ganizing the congress may have helped bring on his early death, according to informed circles here. He took a personal part in all phases of organizing the congress, World News 2 Meet the Clergy 2 Feature on Art 2 Nucrology 5 Missions 5 Catholic Charities 5 Women's Page 6 Weddings 6 People in the News 7 Doris Answers Youth 8 Legion of Decency 8 Forty Hours ~ ,~ Our Readers Write'us 9 TV Movie G 9 Deaths 9 Theology Everyman 10 Weekly 11 Family CI 11 / L t I J