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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1961 fhe Society for the Propagation of the Faith Diocesan Director: THE RT. REV. MSGR. THOMAS S. GREEN, 507 Avenue B Sterling, Illinois, Telephone (MAin 5-0640). VETERAN MISSIONARY SEES GLORIOUS ROLE FOR CHURCH IN JAPAN One of the most influential and most respected missionaries in Japan expressed his considered opinion that "the Church in Japan may yet be- come the decisive factor in saving the millennia 1 traditions of this noble nation." This statement was made to the Tokyo Fides correspondent in an interview on the occasion of his 70th birthday by the Very Rev. Hermann Heuv-! ers, S. J pastor of St. Ignatius Church in down- town Tokyo. Father Heuvers is nationally known for his poetry and plays and for the many works of literature and art which he inspired. He came to Japan in 1923, a few months before the earth- quake which laid waste to the capital. From 1937 to 1941 he served as President of the then strug- gling Sophia University. Pasto r of St. Ignatius since 1942 he is one of the most successful convert makers in Japan. Father Heuvers, whose great love for Japan has earned him the affection of the Tokyo Intelligentsia said: SENSE OF HARMONY "The Japanese people are sound and not yet mt off balance by the technical age. Their sense )f harmony is the striking feature of their national character. If this nation will be able to keep its mind and heart at ease in the midst of the whirl- pool of modern life, this '.feat will be the major contribution of Japan to the ailing modern world. The West senses this, and the eyes of the world i are on Japan. Will this hope be fulfilled? Yes, if Japan is able to keep and foster her previous heritage." The gray-haired soft-spoken Jesuit then added, "And the role of the Church? I see it this way: The Church conserves and observes, as St. Augus- tine says. If others are not interested in saving Japan's heritage, then let the Church do it. Our Japanese Christians are still the best behaved con- gregation in the world, as visitors from many na- tions testify. We are few, but already we contribute beyond our numbers to the preservation of the ethical and aesthetic traditions of Japan." COPENHAGEN DOCTOR. CONVERT TO ENTER BENEDICTINE ORDER Dr. Paul Reiter, until very recently Head of the Section for the Mentally ill in the City Hospital of Copenhagen, has made it known that he will shortly enter the Benedictine Order. Dr. Reiter became a Catholic some years ago. Announcement that the sixty-six year old special- ist in psychiatry will become a Benedictine monk has caused considerable stir in various' circles of Copenhagen. He has devoted himself extensively to the study of medical, theological and phil[ osophical problems. His writings include a study on Martin Luther. In an interview with members of the press of Copenhagen, Doctor Reiter made it clear that he is making this latest step in full reement with the members of his family. t By entering the Bendictine Order Doctor Reiter follows in the footsteps of Bishop John Theodor Suhr who is a convert and also a member of the Benedictine Order. Father Most Wins Award DUBUQU~E, Ia. -- The Rev. William G. Most, Ph.D pro- 'lessor of Latin and Greek at Loras college and an authority! on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the recipient of the Mariological Award f o r 1960 presented by the Mariological Society of America The citation and cash award were presented to Father Most at the group's national convert- tion in Pittsburgh, Pa during[ the past week by the Rev. Wal-I ter J. Burghardt, S. J of Wood-I stock, Md president of the so- ciety. Father Most referred the cash award to the society's li- brary. In making the presentation, Father Burghardt cited Father Mast's book "Mar), In Our Life," and other Mariological writings of the Loras profes- sor. His articles have appeared in many publications in :this country and abroad, and he has lectured in various parts of the country. THE OBSERVER HONOR CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS AT NEWMAN CENTER--Members of the Immaculate Con- ception court, DeKalb, Catholic Daughters of America, were guests at a recent banquet held at Newman center on Northern Illinois university campus. Pictured above (l to r) are Mrs. Emil Mareheschi, district deputy of the CDA, Miss Eleanor Quinn, state regent, the Rev. Hubert Mc- Ginn, Newman chaplain, and Mrs. Henry Kensieki, grand regent. Father Most is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Most of Dubuque. He is a graduate of Loras academy and Loras col- lege and has been on the Loras faculty since 1940. His doctorate was earned in 1946 at the Cath- olic University of America in Washington, D. C. Annual Dance ROCKFORD -- Members of' the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, Muldoon Council, will hold their annual Winter Formal sisterhood at Mount Saint Fran- on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 8 until midnight at the Elks club. The affair will be a dinner- dance to the music of Johnny Dells and his orchestra. New Yearbook PAGE 5 THE II THE RT. REV. MSGR. LOUIS J. FRANEY, P.A Vicar Gen- eral of the Rockford diocese, served as vice-chancellor and chan- cellor of the diocese for 20 years preceding his appointment as Vicar General in 1947. Msgr. Franey was born in Galesburg on July 18, 1903, and took his high school studies at Suffern, N. Y and St. Ignatius, Chicago. After graduating from Loyola university he made his philosophical and theological studies for the priesthood at K e n r i c k seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. He was ordained March 26, 1932, by Bishop Edward F. Hoban in St. James Pro-Cathed- ral, Rockford. Msgr. Franey's first assignment was as assist- : ant at St. Mary, DeKalb, where he remained three years until his appointment as assistant at St. Mary, Aurora. In 1937 Monsignor was called to the chancery ofice to serve as vice-chancellor, a post he held for six years, when he was made chancellor In 1945 Pope Plus XII named him a Domestic Prelate, and in 1950 an addition- al honor was bestowed on him when His Holiness named him VATICAN CITY -- The 1961 edition of the official Vatican a Prothonotary Apostolic. Sept. 10, 1957 Msgr. Franey was made Vicar General and also yearbook, Annuario Pontificio, is scheduled to be presented to His Holiness Pope John XXIII on January 18. received an appointment as chaplain at the Poor Clares man- ; ~At~ ~ : astery, Rockford Since July 1959, he has been diocesan director [/~qJt~| ~ [ ~of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. ]11 [1FbJ D [Tomasso Labella, dean of the t" tav } Irope [Papal Chambers: ~/' [~' Im The. Pope's visit to the Holy ROCKFORD ! Office lasted nearly two hour~,- -- On January 6,[for the Christ child. He delayed[cure land faro permanenthead-il (l 8 O1[ All Catholics throughout the world his journey to perform an act l,uarters and for man, other during which he stopped in each r~l J i I celebrated the Feast of the of kindness and, as a result, he kina c* il7,r~t.o ~ ~r-~.~.~,~ office and spoke to each mem- o ' I Epiphany, somehmes known as failed to keep his rendezvous ViLtiblbO{l|L ~/|IbI AU her of the staff. It ended with "the Feast of the three Magi Through the ensuing 33 years, m a specml song, wmtten mrI or Gift-Bearers." Ln Rockford, his life was characterized by the occasion, the aspirants toldl VATICAN CITY (NC) -- Pope br]ei aaaress ny tne rope to ]r h s to become sis John XXIII has begun a serms members and consultors of the the day took on special meaning love of neighbor and his reward of the" ope ~ - r~ ~ . r as if to em has]zelot calls at atlcan offices to congregatmn for 35 young aspirants to the came on Good Friday. On that te s and, " p ' day he bartered all his earthly their happiness at being in the make himself better acquainted Visits fo other Vatican offices possessions for the safety of a young girl who had been pur- sued by soldiers and heard from Heaven the words "What you have done unto the least of my brethren you have done unto me." Thanks to Bishop The aspirants then turned their attention to Bishop Lane. They thanked him as one who, like the Fourth Magi, performed many acts of kindness. They thanked him for their tempor- ary Provincial House, for his assistance in helping them se- Rockford Province, they sang in the last lines, "Rockford, we're here, we're here to stay." Accompanying Bishop Lane during his visit were his Secre- tary, the Rev. Francis J. Mor- oney and the Rev. Edward S. I Wright, Chaplain at Mount Saint !Francis. Forty Hours Ss. Peter and Paul, Cary Second Sunday after Epiphany St. John. Savanna --- Second Sunday after Epiphany. with the men who help him govern the Church. His first call (Jan. 4) was at the offices of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Of- fice just outside Vatican City in Rome. His visit was made ~n private form, that is without the ceremony that usually ac- companies his public appear- ances. Earlier Pope John had receiv- ed groups of lay Vatican em- ployees and dependents, head- ed by Count Enrico Galeazzi, general director of the Vati- con's technical services, a n d are scheduled. cis, 839 North Main Street, who welcomed one whom they call- ed "a Fourth Gift-Bearer." Their guest was Bishop Lane who paid them a visit upon their return from Christmas vaca- tion. In a skit which they pro- pared for the Bishop, they dramatized the fictional account of the Fourth Magi. Legend of Abdiel According to a legend, Abdicl was to meet the other Magi and accompany them ifi their search OUT All 1960 Models Still Going On! 330 $. Church St. WO 3-8421 Rockford, IlL The Customer Is King At this bank each customer is of firs impor- tance. Whether you have a small savings or checking account or are a substantial user of several of our services, we appreciate your pa. tronage. 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