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PAGE 2 New Encyclopedia Volumes NEW YORK- Two new vol- "Christian Beginnings" was umes of the 150-volume ' Twen-!written by Jacques Zeiller, pro- tieth Century Encyclopedia of lessor of history at the Sor- Catholicism" have been publish- ed here by Hawthorn Books. Donne m rams. "'The New Testament Apocry-I Individual volumes sell for pha" was written by Jacquesl$295 each, but subscribers to Herviex, French theologian and the series receive them for $2.50 author. I each. Radio Program Inaugurated FRESNO, Calif.--A 15 minute I California Register, newspaper Catholics. news and commentlof the Monterey-Fresno diocese program, "The Register On The I and columnist fro" The Observer. Air," was inaugurated here Mr. Sherry will also produce the (,Jan. 8) on radio station KFRM. program, which has been sched- It features Gerard E. Sherry, uled for 26 weeks. managing editor of the Central $13 Million Gift to University ST. LOUIS -- A total of $13,- ing to August A. Busche, Jr 083,350 in gifts has been given general chairman of the pro- to St. Louis university, repre-gram. senting 72% of the $18 million The second phase, beginning goal set for the first phase of a in 1963 and ending in 1968, the development program, university's 150th anniversary The first phase, begun in 1959 year, will seek to raise another and due to end in 1963, is to fi- $28 million: nance "priority needs," accord- Press Facilities for Council VATICAN CITY--A press of-on the ground floor, the office rice is being prepared for the will be equipped with telephone c o m i n g Second Ecumenical booths and other conveniences. Council. The press office will be in di- The office, which will be used rect contact wtih the Council's by newsmen from all over the! preparatory commission and world, will be located in one will come under that body's jur- or the two office buildings fac- isdiction. ing St. Peter's Square. Located Benedictines Bound for Brazil ATCHISON, Kan. -- (NC) -- Three Benedictine monks of St. Benedict's abbey here will leave this month for mission duty in Brazil. Abbot Cuthbert McDonald, O.S.B has assigned Fathers Stephen Burns, O.S.B Matthias Schmidt, O.S.B and Otho Sul- livan, O.S.B to be pioneers for the first American Benedictine foundation in Brazil. They will "establish the foundation on a 200-acre plot in Gama~ a satel- lite of Brasilia, the capital. The city of Gama is being laid out for a population of 60,000 and expects to have some 20,000 i residents by this summer. The monks will build a small primary school, a church and rectory, and a con :eat to house THE OBSERVER In Honor of Bishop Lane ROCKFORD --- St. Anthony church will hc its annual ban- quet honoring the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane Sunday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. About 225 members of St. An- thony Senior Holy Name society will attend the Italian dinner. Heading the committee in charge of the event are Law- rence F. Arbisi, chairman; the Rev. Anastasuis Kuzdral, pas- tor; and Nick Rotello, co-chair- alan. Committee rnembers include Sam Pirello, John Cason, Sam was made pastor of St. Peter Terranova, Bernard Orlett, church, South Beloit in m30. He PLAN BANQUET--Committee members assisting in planning the Feb. 5 banquet at St. Anthony, ,John Wittowski, Augie Sacco, was also p a s t o r or St. Anne Rockford, in honor of the Most Rev. LorasT. Lane include (l to r) Lawrence F. Arbisi, Ray An- [Gerry Sagona, Sal LaLoggia, CAm'ca, Dixon before being assigned to the Geneva post. dreoni, the Rev. Auastasius Kuzdral, pastor of St. Anthony parish, Anthony Minardi and Nick Ray Spaiare, Sam P. Rotolo Rotello. The parish Holy Name society is sponsoring the annual event. o S I Cosmo Matranga, Sam Cassaro tJ~ AI K'~'~ 1 R in axes Larry Marotta, Jim Messina @L'J Jot,JP ~,/ Russ Pirello, Anthony Bovi[ ungar ~, Libertori, A1 Triolo, l d [ ! l~ ~ ~om~H~lStS Frank st Angel, Ted addcock COU ~I~ I """ Jr J l/- st "1~ 7 Carl Abate, Ray Andreoni and H 1/ ~ /]~ J~l ~ 1/I ]~" ~,f 1Fo ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Anthony Minardi. CHICAGO--(NC)--If the 332,117 pupils in Chicago archdiocesan Fschools--the nation'~ largest school system--were transferred o ~ ~ /---~ ~ q[J ~ ~' IF ~ ~ ~.~ I[ P E~' Mr Mmardz is resident for ,p ,~ ~, an,q,~ pubhc schools taxpayers here would have to put nut $402 5 roll- . . the nvw v,~al, a,lu % ,~ ~- . ~ . ' VIENNA -- Hungary s Red paganda, the lmpmsonment or provement m the Church s posz- 7 hon more each year to pay lor their education. la la 1~ onlis retlrlnR presment oz tile ulers are intensifying their confinement of bishops, and the tion in Yugos ' m'~,ht have ~ . " This estimate was released ~, hOly ~xamesociety campaign to convince the world arrow, alien of episcopal author- awkward repercussions in Hun- " here by Msgr. William E. Me- seers that the Church lives freely and ity by state -appointed commis- Manus, archdiocesan superin- even prosperously in that cam- sars tendent of schools The figure Repercussions Possible was contained in his report to Some observers believe the a meeting of the Catholic School Hungarian regime has been Board. munist land. Press officers at legations in free countries are spearheading the campaign abroad. They are flooding edi- torial officers with letters com- flaining bitterly about articles impugning freedom of religion in Hungary. The press officers assert that such articles are based on false information and misrepresenta- tion of the Hungarian govern- ment's policy. They generally offer what they declare are the facts. May Talk to Priests In Budapest itself,govern- ment officials haveoffered foreign correspondents the op- portunity of talking to Hungar- ian priests. These priests are CRS to Help in .r. ,pries 3tamoVrograln Ipleasure without absolute neces: st Isity. The priests know that the NEW YORK --(NC)-- Catho- tee in a statement, send rail- government scans foreign pub- lic Relief Services - National Catholic Welfare Conference will distribute in Africa and Asia patriotic U. S. stamps col- lected by a stamp organization here. This was announced by Free- dom Stamps, a volunteer com- mittee which sends U. S. stamps to foreign collectors in an ef, fort to counteract what it des- cribes as Soviet propaganda carried on by means of stamps. The USSR, said the commit- lions of "gaudy stamps with strong, effective propaganda messages" to Africa and Asia countries to be sold at low cost in local stamp markets. Freedom Stamps proposes to fight this by distributing, at no cost, donated U. S. stamps whose pictures tell the story of our way of life. CRS-NCWC, the American Catholic overseas re- lief agency, will cooperate in distribution, it said. Ursuline Nuns Leave Cuba NEW ORLEANS --- (NC) Thirteen Ursuline nuns arrived here by plane from Havana, two days after the break in U. S.- Cuba diplomatic relations They disclosed that four other American Ursulines had left for convents in Mexico and Peru. They had been stationed at the Americans Ursuline Aca- demy in Havana, which was opened in 1941. The academy's average enrollment of 600 now has dwindled to nearly'100, the nuns said. Cuban'lay teachers now are operating the academy. The nuns were preceded here seven weeks ago by 34 Cuban students of the academy who !now are attending the Ursuline academy here. Nine others are at the Ursuline academy in Dallas, Texas. 2,000 Wed 50 Years Renew Vows CHICAGO .--(NC)-- Abouf 1,- 000 couples married more "than 50 years crowded Holy Name cathedral to renew their mar- riage vows on the Feast of the Holy Family. Albert Cardinal Meyer, Arch- bishop of Chicago, presided at the ceremony, telling the cou- ples that "the sermon today is preached from ~he pews, by you." "The more than 50 years in which you have lived together is a fitting tribute to the stabi- lity of the sacrament of Matri- mony," he said. The couples received indivi- dual scrolls from the Cardinal inscribed with their names and a prayer written for them by him. Queen Honors Nigerian Bishop Another Comm0 nwealth pre- late honored was Bishop Fran- cis Mazzieri, O.F.M Cony who was made an honorary O.B.E. LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth has honored Nigeria's first na- tive bishop, born in a harem and the son of a tribal chief whom he helped to prepare sac- rifices to pagan gods. Auxiliary Bishop Dominic Ekandem of Calabar, who re- ceived his father into the Church after ordination, was named in Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the Queen's tradi- tional New Year's honors list. The Queen also gave the same honor to Msgr. Edward Coleiro. professor of Latin at the Royal University of Malta. Three Sisters received awards. Two were made Members of the Order of the British Em- pire and one received the Brit- ish Empire Medal. lications for any mention of Hungary, and that what is pub- lished in Toronto might land them in jail in Budapest. And there is always the chance that the earnest correspondent to whom they talk is a plant who might denounce them to the secret police for antigovern- meat opinions. No Free Press A Dr. Varkonyi, director of the communist-c o n t r o 11 e d Catholic Action of Hungary, makes a point of declaring that Catholics enjoy the right to publish a free press in Hungary. ' "l In fact, the natron s seven ml- lion Catholics are not allowed a single Catholic daily news- paper (they have had none since 1045), and have only one weekly paper, Uj Ember (New Man), with a circulation of 50,- 000. Hungary's single Catholic monthly, Vigilia, is permitted to circulate only 7,000 copies. The communist party, on the other hand, publishes a large number of daily papers with a total circulation of six million. There are fewer than half a million party members. Real Propaganda What Dr. Varkonyi and his agents avoid mentioning are the 635 convents and monaster- ies confiscated by the commu- FR n~st government, t.he 10,000 monks and nuns made home- less, the more than 3,000 Catho- lic primary and secondary schools that have been "na- tionalized," the methodical in- terference with religious in- struction and the contempt heaped upon it in official pub- lications, the massive govern- ment -- sponsored atheistic pro- Elgin Group installs Officers ELGIN ~ At the January 'meeting of St: Laurence Altar and Rosary Sodality new offi- cers for the coming year were installed. Mrs. Albert Droz is the new president; Mrs. W. A. Seamer, vice-president and Mrs. Levis Yelich, secretary. Mrs. D. A. Whiting succeelds herself as treasurer The at. Rev. Msgr. Phil.lip L. Kennedy, pastor, addressed the Sodality and" told of plans for future expansion of the Baby - Sitting service at Sun- day Masses. During a discus- sion period, it was suggested that new Sodality members should: be welcomed by a per- sonal call their Top Family Enjoyment? Protest Persecution in Cuba SANTURCE, Puerto Rico--The The government of Fidel Cas- Catholic Young Workers of Puer- era persecutes the Church and to Rico have denounced the its organizations because "they seizure of the organization's fight communism vigor0.asly headquarters in Cuba and the and without fear," the declara- arrest of some of its leaders. "We denounce before t'he world this aggression against the working youth of Cuba who are persecuted, imprisoned and killed for defending the Chris- tian and democratic ideas of our American continent," a dec- laration of the workers of Puer- to Rico stated. lion added. "The lives of the Joeist lead- ers of Cuba are in danger," the statement said, because they stand "fully with the Church in Cuba, its bishops, the' JOC and the people of Cuba in this strug- gle to redeem their freedom and human dignity." Book of Kells on Exhibit THURS. 7 P.M. WREX-TV Channel 13 t LONDON--One of the most valuable ancient manuscripts in the world, the Book of Kells, produced by Irish monks over 1,000 years ago, was.put on dis- play here. The book, containing the Four Gospels written in Latin and il- lustrated, has been lent by Trm- i~ College, Dublin, its home owlmr~ ~ for the past 300 years, as the centerpiece of an exhibition of early Celtic illuminated manu- scripts. The book can be seen ui~til March 5 side by side with the famous Lindisfarne Gospels, 3reduced by monks in northern England some 1,200 years ago, which are being loaned by th~ British Museum. spurred to its propaganda ef- fort by rumors of negotiations between the communist govern- ment of Yugoslavia and Catho- lic bishops in that country. It is believed the Hungarian Reds fear that any substantial ira- gary. The Hungarian Bishops, as far as they are still at liberty, might be encouraged to make certain demands which would be fully supported by Catholics there. And world opinion, which cannot be entirely neglected even by a totalitarian regime, might begin to turn its attention to the oppression of the Church in Hungary. Statue Unveiled SA DA BANDEIRA, ngola-- (NC) -- A 120 foot monument topped by a 40 ton s t a t u e of Christ the King has beeri unveil- ed in this Portuguese East Afri- can city. Archbishop Moises A1-! yes de Pinho of Luanda presid- ed. Says CIUDAD TRUJILL0, Domini- can Republic -- (NC) -- Offical government sources have an- nounced that Catholics bishops have.met Dominican strongman Rafael L. Trujillo in a concilia- The announcement comes inlassured the bishops, "We stand the midst of a violent campaign with the Catholic Church as by ,the government - controlled children of the C a t h o 1 i c radio rnd press against Catho- Church." lie leaders and institutions In January of 1960 the Bishops of the Dominican Republic is- throug;;out the country, sued their first pastoral of a tory interview. According to the government communique, Archbishop Ac- tavio Beras, apostolic admini- strator of Ciudad Trujillo, read (Jan. 10) to Generalissimo Trujillo a letter of the bishops complaining that their pastorals in defense of human rights had been given a "wrong interpre- tation." The government communique said Archbishop Beras declar- ed: "None of us could ever sus- pect the wrong interpretation given to our words." It also attributed to him a complaint against "an offen- sive against the Church under pretext of the pastoral." According to published re- ports, Generalissimo Trujill o Presenting ! political nature since the Gen- eralissimo rose to power 30 7ears before. They protested against a wave of arrests on grounds of sedition, and de- clared that the rights of people come before the rights of the state. The letter did not mention Generalissimo Trujillo or his brother Hector, then president of the Dominican Republic. Next month in another letter the Bishops repeated their plea for the release of those detain- ed. Inc. the widely-acclaimed professional troupe from the Catholic University of America let at Sacred Heart Seminary Gvnmasium Sunday, January 22 3 p.m. Benefit of Sacred Heart Seminary, Geneva T AN OPPORTUNITY to participate in o first- hand experience in in- ternational u n d e r- standing. You, a typi- cal American Catholic family can help t h e world's future leaders learn about the United States a n d Catholic l i f e in this country. Host families are need ed for senior h i g h school students from Europe and k a t i n America (boy or girl) for one school year, be- ginning July, 1961. For further details, 7 IDAY, JANUARY 20, 19 1. CLER(;) MEET THE THE'-REV. RONALD 17eLlS FRENCH, pastor of S;. Petl; Church, Geneva, was born in Montreal. Canada on August 5, 1893. the son of Alh'ed Joseph and Matilda Prince French. He took his high school studies at Bourget School, Pdguad, P.Q Canada. Hc took his collez:e and philosophy studies at St. Viator college, Bourbonnais, Ill. His theology studies were taken at St. Viator Scholasticate, Chi- cago and St. Paul Seminary, St. P a u 1, Minn. He did post graduate work at Notre Dame University in the summer of 1923. Father French holds a B.A. and an M.A. degree from St. Viator college. He was ordained by fhe Most Rev. Edward F. Hoban in Chicago on J~ne 27, 1927. In the diocese Father French has served as assistant at St. James Church, Belvidere and St. Mar3, church, Aurora. He Operating expenses for Catho- lic grade schools, he said, are expected to be more than 52 million dollars for the current year, while the same expenses for high schools are estimated at about 14 million, a total of 66 million dollars. Raise In Taxes The Monsignor's estimate of $402.5 million per year as the cost to taxpayers if the Catholic school pupils went to public schools was based on operating expenses, of public schools and: the cost of building new class- rooms to care for the young- The Catholic school system here begins an archdiocesan wide campaign to recruit lay teachers on Februray 1. One appeal has already been made to Catholic college senior stu- dents and Msgr. McManus said response has been satisfactory Authorities do not plan to dis- continue any grades, his report said, but one or two grades in a few schools may be discon- tinued if it is impossible to era- play enough lay teachers to staff all vacant classrooms. Increasing Disturbance Msgr. McManus' report also expressed "uneasiness" over the high cost of public educa- tion. "Catholics are becoming in- creasingly disturbed." DONAHUE RAMBLER 10 W. Exchange Freeport SERVICE BODY CO, j "No Job Too Large Nor Too Small" Phone AD 2-3516 114 H. Walnut Freeporf rER$ONAL LEATHER GOODS 1~ DECORATnVE HOME FURNISHINGS GIFTS -HANDBAGS--CARDS "k LUGGAGE . . I~rge t.Iectioo F~aturin~ the Famous American Tmlristtr TRI.TAPER Across From The Courthouse FREEPORT, ILLINOIS For Good Food . 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