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Sunday, January 15, 1950 THE OBSERVER-EDITION OF O R" Ii DAY' VI |TOR :NtW. [Secl ion Pa'ge $h Eyewitness silica Visits Of Clergy And Religious As Holy Year Unfolds Itself American Seminarians Take Part in Procession Led By Bishop Martin J. O'Connor, Rector; Priests, Students From Behind Iron Curtain, Present REV. JOSEPH J. SULLIVAN Rome--(NC)--Within five days of the opening of Holy Year the world might be said to have made the Jubilee, at least through its clerical representatives in the Holy City. On the very first possible day following the opening of the Holy Door, Monday, December 26, the Holy Father him- self led the members of the clergy from every part of the world to the tomb of St. Peter to ' recite the Jubilee prayers with him. They in turn, on the two days fol- lowing went in a body ~ the other Basilicas to fulfill the conditions required for gaining the indul- gence, to pray for the Pope's in- tentions, for the "great return and great pardon" for all men and all nations. In pectoral cross or surplice, in cassock or cowl, bishops, priests and seminarians from practically every country under the sun went on Tuesday to St. Paul's Outside the Walls, and on Wednesday to both St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major, going from the former to the latter, and final stop in formal procession which stretched" almost the full half mile distance of the Via Met:ulana which joins the two great basilicas. American seminarians took their part in the procession on each occasion and on Tuesday Bishop Martin J. O'Connor, Rector of North American College, carried the pilgrim's cross and led the en- tire procession through the Holy Door into St. Paul's. There were many other priests from the United States who were not so easily iden- tified because they wore the habit and tonsure, and even the beard in some cases, of the various monastic orders. The procession of Wednesday, e sombre thou~rh it was with its drab religious garb, was vivid and color- ful in the image and reflections it stirred. Here was geography and history as well as theology pass- ing before one's eyes. All the coun- tries of Europe walked side by side and in company with Africa and the Middle East. From behind the iron curtain there were priests who not long ago made their way to freedom and seminarians who cannot go home, to *take their places beside their brothers from the United States and other free countries to pray that the Peace of Christ and the Kingdom of Christ may soon reign in their own and all other countries. Archbishops and Bishops from North and South America walked side by side with seminarians from Australia and England chanting the "Magnificat," singing the "Ave Marls Stella," while ahead of and behind them were monks and mendicants, clerics and mem- bers of all the religious congrega- tions. ANDREW G. MILLER EXCAVATING AND FARM DRAINAGE All Type Bulldozing Work PHONE DUNDEE 815R2 GILBERTS, ILL. Here walked a gray-bearded Italian Capuchin whom age and illness had sent home to die after a lifetime of sacrifice and toil in the Orient, and beside him in the same brown habit and cowl, a boy from Belgium preparing to take his place. And so they went--Carme- lites, Redemptorists, Passionists and Jesuits, together with all the others who are here at the heart and center of the Church preparing for the priesthood itself, or to further its work, in their native lands or in the far reaches of the missions everywhere. The first ranks of the procession entered the Basilica of Our Lady through the Holy Door and group- ed around the main altar singing litanies and hymns until the whole long file had packed the great central nave. Then the prescribed prayers were recited and the~ "Credo" chanted in unison. A symbolic sidelight was pro- vided as the clergy began to leave the church through the eenterl door. An Italian pilgrimage of several hundred persons, led by a Dominican Friar, entered through the Holy Door and followed in the places of the priests to pray for their own and the Pope's inten- tions. On, Page Paper, I0 Cents A Year, A4arks Birthday New Orleans ~(NC)-- They ha'/e'o newspaper here which pub- lishes 1 I editions a year, has a cir- culation of 27,000 and an annual subscription rote of i0-cents. It's God's Children and it has just cel- ebrated its third birthday. The paper is published by the parent education division of the archdiocesan branch of the Con- fraternity of Christian Doctrine. The idea for the paper grew out of o meeting between Msgr. Ger- ard Fry, CCD archdiocesan direct- or; Msgr. Henry C. Bezou, arch- diocesan schools superintendent, and several nuns and members of the laity, all active in child wel- fare work. Purpose of the paper is to show parents how to take active part in religious training of children and how to maintain a Catholic atmosphere in the home. The paper is published once each school month and has a vacation issue. It is circulated to the par- ents through parochial school chil- dren; pupils at CCD classes, at mothers' club meetings, by parish mailing and several other ways. The one-sheet, three column paper contains such helpful sug- gestions as how to meet the sit- uation "if children lie like rugs," how to encourage good reading, and what to do when a child gives evi- dence of having a religious voca- tion. There ore seasonable ar- ticles, too, on how to make an Ad- vent wreath and how to promote penance in Lent. Contributors to. the paper have been members of various Sisterhoods in the arch- and o number of the laily. VILMAIN & LARSON GROCERY and MARKET Formerly Strains TEL. 2B0-281 48 AVER ST. HARVARD, ILL. SHIELDS OIL CO. Skelly Products Gasoline and Fuel Oil Rt. 14 HARVARD Phone31 Weddinqs Rockford -- Miss ~rene Szymanski and Pfc. Joseph Arbisi, in St. Anthony of Padua church, Jan. 7. Fulton -- Miss Margaret Enright and Thomas J. Hand. by the Rev. M. F. Cal- laban of Immaculate Conception church, Dec. 31. Sterling" -- Mrs. Mary E. Frye and Har- ry A. Drane, by the Rev. L. H. Ambre of St. Mary's church, Dec. 31. Tampico -- Miss Mavis Irene Heeren and Robert V. Garland. by the Rev. A. 7M.. Weitekamp of St. Mary'e church, Jan. Golden Jubilarians Mr. and Mrs. John Dinges, well known Sublette residents and mem- I bers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church, will celebrate their golden[ wedding anniversary Monday, Jan-[ uary 16. The festivities will begin with a High Mass of Thanksgiving at 9 a. m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help church offered by the Rev. Edward J. Lehman, pastor. A family dinner will be served at noon. The jubilarians will re- ceive friends at "Open House" from 2 to 4 p. m. and from 7 to 9 p. m. John Dinges, son of the late Peter and Christine (Schaub) Din- ges and Lillian Reis, daughter of the late George and Margaret (McCallvin) Reis were married in St. Mary's church (now Our Lady of Perpetual Help church), Sub- lette, on January 16, 1900. At- tending the couple were Cornelius Dinges and Tena Burkardt, now Mrs. Jacob Michel of West Brook- lyn. Mr. Dinges and Mrs. Michel will also be their attendants on Monday, January 16. The couple started farming southwest of Sublette and remained there until 1944 when they retired. They then purchased a bungalow in Sub- lette where they have since made their home. Mr. and Mrs. Dinges are the parents of eight children: Mrs. Gilbert (Ruth) Malach of Knox- ville, Tenn., Rueben Dinges of Sublette, Ralph Dinges of Chicago, Lester Dinges of Sublette, Mrs. Gilbert (Velma) Kellen of Sub- lette, and Mrs. Robert (Dolores) Leake of Rockford. A daughter, Mrs. Tony (Martha) Pillitach is deceased. A daughter, Mildred also died in infancy. There are 22 grand children and 2 great grand-chil- dren. Mr. Dinges, who is 73, is in com- paratively good health, is quite ac- tive and a member of the Holy Name Society. Mrs. Dinges is also in fair health and able to take care of all her household duties. She is a faithful member of the St. Anne society. Support Of Taft-Thomas Federal Aid Bill Seen In President's State Of Union Report To Congress Washington--(NC)--There was one surprise tucked away in the State of the Union message delivered by Presi- dent Harry S. Truman before a joint session of Congress and that was his recommendation on the Federal-aid-to-education problem. A number of political writers, radio commentators and other experts read into the Presi- dent's words an out-and-out en- dorsement of the controversial Taft-Thomas bill, which passed the Senate at the last session of Con- gress but was bottled up in the House. The bill would provide $300,000,000 a year in Federal aid but would confine this assistance to public schools. The President's words on the subject were: "We must take immediate steps to strengthen our educational system. In many parts of the country, young people are being handicapped for life because of poor education. The rapidly in- creasing number of children of school age, coupled with the short- age of qualified teachers, makes this problem more critical each year. I believe the Congress should no longer delay in provid- ing Federal assistance to the States so that they can maintain adequate schools." True. the President did not men- tion the Taft-Thomas bill by name, but a President seldom does such things in a State of the Union message. The political pun- dits, however, read the endorse- ment of the Taft-Thomas bill into the message through the Presi- dent's use of the words, "Con- gress should no longer delay in )roviding, Federal assistance to the States... Women's Theology School Is Honored Notre Dame, Ind.--(NC)--The Apostolic Blessing of His Holi- ness Pope Plus XII has been con- veyed to the faculty and student body of the school of sacred theol- ogy at St. Mary's College here. The school was founded in 1943 to en- able Sisters and laywomen to work for advanced degrees in religion. The benediction was conveyed in a letter from His Eminence Giusep- pe Cardinal Pizzardo, Prefect of l the Sacred Congregation of Sere-i maries and Universities. He wrote! Sister M" Madeleva, C.S.C., school i founder and president, that during an audience with the Pontiff he explained the operation of the school and added that the Pope "rejoices in the success of your school of sacred theology." FUNERAL 51-59 Center Street THIS IS YOUR STATION Battery---Carburetor~Electric Service FRANCIS J. ADAMS 280 S. Grove Tel. Elgin 1540 EVERYTHING for the MOTORIST Phones: 2577--2578---1540 Drugs THIEL'S DRUG STORE C. J. THIEL, R.PH. "The Proscription Store" 1 61 Dundee Avenue 1000 Gilts And Bequests The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make on acknowledge- ment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the education of worthy young men to the Priest- hood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of religion in the needy areas of the Diocese. Bequests to the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. BoyIon, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to an indi- viduol ~rish should be mode in the above title but with a direc- tive stating that the bequest be administered for the benefit of the oarish. ..................... --~ Party Planned By Somonouk Parish Somonauk--The second of the series of winter card parties spon- sored by St. John's parish, Somono auk, will be held Thursday, Jan- uary 19, at Feehan hall. 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