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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1961 THE OBSERVER ' PAGE 5 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). CHRISTIAN ETHIOPIA TODAY PAGANISM Nature worship and magical rites are practiced by some parts of the Gala tribes in the western part of the country, and also by the less-civilized groups inhabiting the southern deserts: Bantu, Somalia, and Danakils, perhaps 9,000,000 persons in all. The sorcerer is all-powered here--and since there is practically no Christian missionary ac- tivity, the Moslem religion brought in by traders is making easy converts; MOSLEMISM olic Workers In The Vineyard Community Chest Agency By Lisa Fcrris Catholic Charities Staff This is one of many stories that unfold before us here at the Catholic Charities. Our story begins on a dark, overcast after- noon. Cold biting winds, mingl- ed with flakes of snow, whipped the face of a teenage girl. As she walked toward her destina- tion, . the portals of : Catholic Charities, she relived the lone- liness, hunger and despair of the past year. FORMOSA'S SPACE SHIP CHURCH -- A church which l~as She thought of other girls h er aroused considerable interest in the Kaohsiung prefecture of South Formosa is the new Church of St. Michael, described in the Taipei E~glish-language daily as the "space-ship church." Designed by a young German architect, Rudolph Neusch, who recently flew here for the dedication, the first Mass in the church was offered by Msgr. Joseph Arregui, O.P Apostolic Prefect of Kaohsiung. The church is operated by German Dominican missioners expelled from mainland China. age, safely sheltered in the arms of a family, school and church. She had never had these basic, simple needs. Hav- ing been on her own at a very young age, the problems of sup- port and existence had been continuous. WASHINGTON -- (NC) -- A the Protestant mass. [the return of fallen-away Cath- prominent theologian believesa Progress Depends on Answer Iolics, Msgr. John K. Cart- Y.hristian unity is far in the] Progress, said Father Wei-[wright, rector of St. Matthew's future, despite recent succcssesigel,' depends on one "soul-try-[cathedral, Washington, spoke of European Protestants andling" question that is yetun-l(Jan. 23) of bad example given Catholics in melting a w a ytanswered: [by practicing Catholics. many past hostilities. I "Did the Protestant Reform- "Many lapsed Catholics," he "We must not think that ors of the 16th century restore said, "try to justify their negli- Christian unity and the appear- that C h u r c h which Christ genre by pointing out the ira- once of but one visible Chris- [ounded to its pristine purity orof those who go to tian Church is in the frame-did they leave it?" church " One day with youthful impetu- ousness she had accepted the offer of marriage. "At last here is someone who cares for me. One who will give me security " How mistaken she was going to be, ,for had she discussed this move with a qualified adult, much suffering might have been avoided. She knew nothing about him. The man she mar- ried was years older. He had proven to be untrustworthy and insincere. They moved from city to city, looking for work. They found neither work nor happiness. One day he left. She was alone and stranded in a strange city, friendless, homeless and penni- less. What would you do if a very young teenager *sat and sobbed out this story to you? Point a finger? Or, help? We help. Needs Social Worker In spite of well - meaning people who would like to help in these cases it takes a social worker's tools of perception, sympathy and material help to delve into the problems which a person such as our teenager presents. To overcome her present trauma will not be easy. The immediate physical needs, as food and shelter, will suffice for today. It is tomorrow and the next tomorrow, that the reha- bilitation of her mind and body must be considered. This takes time. thought and effort. Her story has just begun JOURNEY IN THE RAIN--His Holiness Pope John XXIII is seen through the rain-splattered window o[ his limousine as he rides on his way to visit the headquarters of the Sacred Congregation ~ff the Eastern Church The Pontiff started his new year with a series of visits to the Sacred Congregations, which are the equivalent to ministries in a civ, il government. C N.C.C.M. Scelte8 LONDON--(NC)--An Ameri-[is Richard J. Walsh. head of can television team has arrived the radio and TV section of the U.S. National Council of Catho- here to plan and film half-hour lic Men. programs a b o u t St. Thomas Parts of the film on St. Thorn- More, Cardinal Newman, "G. K. as More are to be shot at Chel- Chesterton and M s g r. Ronald s e a, London. at the convent Knox. near his old home where a cam- Working w i t h the National munity oi~ nuns now maintains Broadcasting Company TV unit day-and-night vigil before the Blessed Sacrament. clothes to those who can pay, Leading personalities associ- gxves clothes to those who can't ated with the cause of Cardinal pay--and listens to those who Newman, and'who knew Ches- 4 want to talk. terton or Msgr. Knox. will be There are about six and a half milhon Moslems, The center not only supports interviewed in the series, to be principally in the eastern proviaaces and Eritrea. itself from the salvage but also shown in the U, S~ later this donates to charity. Last year year on the "Catholic Hour" The city of Horror is one of its largest centers, and t h e donations totaled '$3,441, nationwide feature directed by which was given to poor, most- the NCCM. The unit will also conversions are often effected, as in other parts of ly Negro parishes here. to a St. visit Chesterton's old home in Francis Xavier Mission Circle, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Africa, by marriages between traders and native and other Catholic causes, now a hostel for convert clergy women who become Moslem and often convert thelr whole famlly 1 Church are not visible." tions will today be answered waY~e fp U;~dgt:h~rdyl~.~:esna~e tl~oni:falorVagatlooUtcleetntarndhCatho "Here and there we find in- affirmatively by the group to said ' ' " " Mrs. Ellis, with a few volun- IN DIXON PR ITI - TANTI.qM dividrual conversions of Cath- which it is relevant." he said. olic- minded Protestants, but In another U n i t y Octave Trembles at Stories teers, founded the center three ,years ago It is in a poor, most- IT'S there ]s no such tendency in There are less than 20,000 Protestants in Ethiopia Ere is no ~uch tendency j service, whose intention was I ahvays ere mble when] " /I IT'S III Funeral Home I sam ly Negro ne~gnDornooc tram joke about the Pope or the/the outside, it looks like a sec-/I H |! b I I itl lone :ecv, e I and Eritrea combined, including several hundred )IXON ". : cone corners me to tell a/ " '1 -- A tat --. - Ill u I Catholic traffic cop or about|and hand clothing and furniturell ll I,I Ill L L L Ill~'tmhl~anr$ I missionaries who are quite active and, benefiting the Jew and Irishman who[st re. But in between boxes of]] lit::'::'::' Y;'?" I l r,gm extensive financial help, build entire villages, ' WAKItFS---I)UM01tD$ ~l went to heaven and of what St.|things for sale are stacks of[] FOR ill" MRh E~IZASETH .JONES] Peter said to them,' he stated.[Catholic pamphlets with signal[ Heating Illn,L~,~b ~,~, | Oistribute Bibles and offer material help of all [ Gulf Service I impression left with/"for free and bulletin boards[I AirCondltioning H r~,~,cj I the lapsed Catholic, and also[with pictures of Negro sam!s, a[[ Electrical Contracting I[I DI,XUN I Complete Selection kinds. The greater obstacle of their action is ofReligious Goods [ PETROLEUM [with the person who is notlNegro P o p e. bishops, priests l| n. A. "PETE" NOW[atIll,I * n "" "'-" '"" "'" AT 4 9021 or AT 2 9301 Ethiopia s great devotion to Our Lady. Protestants,[ !R DucTs I~ ''c,practical,at Catholic" all' ls t hatwho tells~the'andThenUreS'sult" tls hat. many who Ill' AT"'" 4-9021Y'-- ""~0, AT 2-9301 i/l~Ill' rnvr~c $-,|, are considered "Tsere-Marian": enemies of Mary. I ]the tale has a very cheap and~eome to buy, remain to talk [ Waxing [ordinary concept of his FaithlWhen they get too deep for Mrs. r-vz:non . "~:~lx~'~/.~-~~ ] L~/brication land of divine things," Msgr. Ellis, she refers t h e m to a Jq~|~l[--q~E~kl[~ . e . --J-E~ ~RS THE NATIONAL CHURCH I Washing I Cartwright said. priest. She doesn't keep score, ~:: Ibut the center has been respen- . {:!ii~:i~, DIXON. ILLINOIS I PHONE AT 3 7, I P l't Isible for a couple of hundred !:::~::}::::~ii There are practically no official texts defining the . I North Galen. Ave. I New a y Converts. and fallen-away Cath- Greater Income and Bel tel I DIXON, ILLINOIS [ Former member- of Youth -~f[ The arthritis first began both- Pa l#lfin aumlnhla tn :::::::::::: theological position of the Ethiopian Church, but in SAN SALVADOR (NC) iolics returning to the Faith. -- " -- a" ~" i!!!~::~:!i~ii erlngiVl s ~nls u a y a general, its faith is that defined in the first ecru- " Catholic Action have foundedl ~i i( ~Ups~T] ' o ago. It started in her toes then ~:i!iiii! a Christian Dem crat party m ' . ~:::::~ menical councils: Nicaea, Constantinople and The Xl Salvador as a third force|crept to her ankles, then to her Business Tra|~ed iil;::::::iii! between economicliberalism[knee" .~But with the aid of a il l lair i::::::::iiii:i:;!!i! Ephesus. Since the fifth century, nothing has been HOPP] and communism Icane, she still manages to open IVlIMIII~lllll~ ~All~l~lql i::i:::~::~:i~ -- ' [the center every morning and a~l~,|iunuu w~vain~,ai i::~:ili:::~i added to its position, and its various theological Iclose it every night. In between i~::::~:ii!i a a I she helps volunteers sell old {~::,i:::ii!:/::: discussions have resulted in no new definitions. DIXON. ILLINOIS New Classes Start Jan. 30 - Feb. 6 iiii! :i!il There is great recourse to the Bible as the rule of Faith, and the Greek Fathers are held in high esteem. In addition to the books of the .Bible ad- mitted by the Catholic Church, some apocryphal books are considered cannonical by the Ethiopian clergy. The Church is monophysite, that is, it admits only one nature in Our Lord, following the Coptic Church of. Egypt, of which it was for centuries a sort of "vassal church." CATHOLIC CHURCH The Catholic Church has been active in Ethiopia only since the 1850's (except for an abortive at- tempt at missionary work by the Portuguese in the 16th century). There are about 70,000 converts, separated into the two rites: the Latin for hose converted from paganism, and the Oriental (By- zantine) for those coming from the Ethiopian Church. This diversity is rather a drawback, for people see it as a division in the Church, and J;efer the National Church which is united . . . which has the rich and dramatic Gueze liturgy which harmonizes so well with the pageant-loving and rather ceremonious character of the people. Downtown Dixon Illinois Finest Motor Hotel TY In All Guest Rooms $ Children FREE BUFFET LUNCHES DAILY in THE TRAIL ROOM (Monday thru Friday) DINNER NIGHTLY in THE 1837 ROOM (Food Service Till 10 P.M,) 215 S. Galena Ph. 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