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Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XXVI--No. 5 ROCKFORD, FEBRUARY 3, 1961 12 PAGES ~::!: ::?;:i: :~:i:i::.:~.(.:~:i:: ~:: : i::. ::: i:: :::: :::: ~: i' : : .::: ~: : ~L: :.?.~! Say How Would YOU Like To Own One of These? A portable television set! A portable sterephonic record player! A transistor radio, a clock radio or a boys or girls wrist watch! These are pictures of the actual prizes being offered the top crusader in each of the five divisions. The crusader who is the best salesman in his division will be the guest of Bishop Lane at dinner and will get to choose from the above gifts. The diocese's top salesman will get first choice, second high, second c h o i c e, and so. on. There is still more. than a week to go, plenty of time to bring good Catholic reading to your friends, relatives and neighbors, and plenty of time to win one of these s beautiful prizes. :~:~::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~>,::~::::.~:.~.? .::::$~:~:x-:.:~.:.y xe~x .'.~.~ ~ :.' * / [Editor Cites [Danger. to --A Catholic newspaper editor asserted that the greatest dan- gers facing the Catholic' press are indifferentism and the :"mad rush for technical proficiency" at the expense of the spiritual. Gerard E. Sherry, managing editor of the Central California Register and regular columnist for THE OBSERVER. told a Catholic press symposium here, that while it is primarily a medium of information and in- struction "the Catholic Press also has the vital role of assist- ing in the leading of all men out! of the darkness of sin into the bright light of grace." "In this awesome -task, edi- tors and writers in the Catholic Press cannot stop at merely being competent journalists," he said. "They must also strive to be competent Catholics. It is in this area that the Catholic press shows its greatest weak- ness. In our mad rush to be as technically competent as our s e c u 1 a r contemporaries, we have neglected the need for re- ligious competence." Not Competent "Not enough priest and lay editors are sufficiently compe- tent in theology, philosophy and sociology," he said. "Further,- more, some are. so unworldly that they hardly are of the world. Hence, they fail miser- ably in their function of present- ing the Church to the world and the world to the Church. The ]task of the Catholic editor is to ]bring the men of our times to ]the Church in all its fullness, in all its vitality, in all its spirit- !:i:i;i:)::i:';:i i!?!:!:i:~: uality." Too many Catholic editors[ Boston, receives a copy of "Treasure in the Field," a biography of Mother Joseph, eo-fouudress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Mamur, from the author, are afraid of disturbing thel Sister M. Fidelis. !fpper right) Father James Finley, C.S,P vicar general status quo and therefore prod-] uce "not only passive Catholic[ of the Paulist Fathe. s, looks at the first issue of Paulist Fathers News, probably newspapers and magazines, but/ the first new Catholic periodical for 1961. At center left is the official 1961 Catholic alas, passive Cathohc Mr.] THE CATHOLIC PRESS--AN INTEGRAL PART OF CATHOLIC LIFE--The month of February has again been designated as Catholic Press Month. Throughout the world, an emphasis is being placed on the reading of Catholic newspapers, books and periodicals as a necessary part of religious instruction. The above photos serve to illustrate the various aspects of the Catholic press the world over. Every month is Catholic Press Month for Father Yves Tourigny, W.F (upper left), editor of Musizi, a Catholic family, publication in Uganda. The Canadian White Father missionary is busy training an African staff to take over the publication. At upper center, Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Sherry said. Apostolate Not Passive "The apostolate of the l~ity," he said, "is not by any means passive. It is vital Catholicism. There is no room in the Catholic er number of young women of the diocese than the proposed junior college which, it was un- derstood, would accept day stu- dents only. It will also make possible educational opportuni- ties for the advancement of the young Sisters who must be train- ed for their apostolate of Chris- tian teaching in the hundreds of schools conducted by this branch of the Dominican Order. Curriculum "The curriculum to be,set up wi1~ offer both the traditional liberal arts courses leading to the bachelor's degree in arts .and science and vocational training in various fields. A special fea- ture will be a two year terminal course in secretarial science." Mother Gerald stated that the $!:!:ii:::!::!i i:?:ii:!:!ii::!:::::>: iiit :~!~:~:!~.'.': ii! ~ .x, q~+ i~::~::::i!::::!!~!::i!~? :::::::::::::::::::::: Press month, poster dramatizing the theme, "Alert Catholics Rehd the Catholic Press." In the bottom row (from the left) are pictured the city room of the National Catholic Welfare Conference News Service, Washington, D. C which occupies a place in Catholic journalism similar to that of the As- sociated Press and other international news-gathering agencies in the field of secular journalism; a novel outline of the African continent covered w~th Catholic newspapers that serve its various areas; and officials of the Catholic Press Association: Floyd Anderson, managing editor of The Advocate, official publication of the Archdioc,ese of Newark, and the Diocese of Paterson, N. J.; John J. Daly, Sr editor of the Catholic Viriginian and past president of the CPA; Father Peter V. Rogers, O.MJ editor of Mary Immaculate Magazine; and Father Albert J. Nevins, M.M editor of Maryknoll Magazine and president of the CPA. es college could not be determined at this time. However, she indi- cated that an effort would be made to accept freshman day students in September, 1962. "If construction is not unduly delay- ed, it may be possible for resi- dent freshmen to be accommo- dated at that time also. A class will be added each year there- after until the four year college is in full operation. Its name has not yet been revealed." Schools. In Diocese In the Diocese of Rockford, the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Mich staff the following schools: ROCKFORD, Bishop Muldoon high school, St. Ed- ward; ELGIN, St. Edward high school, St. Mary; LOVES PARK, St. Bridget; ST. CHARLES, Mt. SJ ROCKFORD--Elementary school teachers throughout the di- cese wilt have an opportunity to observe actual classrooms. teaching of reading, in other than their own classrooms, during the early part of the second semester. Demonstrations will be held in different schools on varying dates. The first will take place at Holy Cross school, Stockton, Feb. 7. This will be followed by one at~t. Joseph school, Aurora, Feb. 8: St. Peter school, Rockford, Feb. 11; St. Thomas school, Crystal Lake, Feb. 18; and St. Mary school, Sterling, Feb. 22. Purpose of Workshops [----" Because of the emphasis thatIsteps of a developmental read- and extend the reading skills and abilities of grade school stu- dents, teachers have evidenced an interest in sharing their techniques and methods of in- structing. By observing class presentations, children's re- sponses, different means of re- view and recall, devices for mo- tivati6n and encouragement, in- structors will more readily be able to make adaptations to their own teaching situations. No one specific technique will be employed. The grade level the reading levels within the grade, the text and teacher's manual being used as well as each teacher's creativeness and ingenuity, will be the determin- ing factor for each lesson. Points to be Noted Since "reading" is "respond- is being given in the Diocese of ing program as suggested by Rockford this year to improve current reading authorities. ing," be it word calling, under- standing the explicit meaning of a passage or a stimulus to an image, an attempt will be made to concentrate on certain Press for mediocrity. The de- mands of these times require . men of courage in business, in labor, and in goyernment. It is more than ever needed in the Catholic press. "We need more Catholic journalists who will obey and' follow the policies of compe- tent, ecclesiastical authority and at t~e same time dare to be unpopular in swimming against the tides of apathy and secularism," the editor said. ADRIAN, Mich. -- Plans for the Catholic junior college for women in Rockford, ~nnounced in August, 1959, have been changed. The college which Will offer a full four year course, will be located at St. Charles, Ill,in the eastern section of the Rock- ford diocese Announcement of the change Civic Community Mr. Sherry warned that the was made by Rev. Mother Mary Catholic press must not turn its Gerald, O.P Mother General of back on the secular community, the Dominican Sisters here. He said: "The diocesan corn- Mother Gerald gave a number of munity embraces the civic corn- reasons for the change. munity. Therefore the Catholic "Recent surveys show that the press has a vital stake in corn- existing facilities at Muldoon munity affairs. Its editors must will, in all probability, be needed strive to be leading citizens, not for high school classes in a few for the purpose of fame or years when the high school pop- prestige but because their wit- ulation has reached its peak, and ness is required in the world." there is little room for expansion Bishop Lone Monday, February 6 there in order to provide for college students. The Sisters of St. Dominic own an extensive and beautiful piece of property at St. Charles, which is ideally suited for a college campus. It is not far from Mount St. Mary academy which is also conduct- ed by these Sisters Serve Greater Number date for the opening of the new St. Mary academy, St. Patrick. NEW OBSER;CER COLUMN has received favorable comment from members of Congress, edu- cators, sociologists, and fellow journalist -- including Walter Lippman and Joseph Alsop. Covering a remarkable range of subjects: armaments, foreign aid, refugees, Civil rights, etc Mrs. Herzfeld's Column is based on careful a n d extensive re- search, deals always with con- crete current issues, reflects a Today marks the first appear- ance in the OBSERVER of Nor- ma Krause Herzfeld. A "back- ground" writer, Mrs. Herzfeld i is former committee secretary and former wce-premdent of the 4 p.m. --St. Margaret Mary Mother Gerald stated further, church, Algonquin. ~ Confirma-"Since the original plans were tion. ' made, the rapidly growing. Ad- 7:30 p;m. -- St. Thomas the:rian Dominican congregation has Apostle Church, Crystal Lake. established~ headquarters there Confirmation. for one of their recently created ;Catholic Association for Interna- tional Peace, a contributor to America, Commonweal, e t c. One America article (on civil defense) drew bi-partisan praise from the governors of New York T, ,~a, you ,~ IProvinces. The new collegiate and Califronia. thorough grounding in Papal ~'~ "ID,] = 11 7"30 p m --St Mary Church m.s!!tution, which w!ll provide fa- Mrs. Herzfeld s column h as !.eachmg on m!ernatmnal rela-I~ 1511ZaDe[ll ' . . ~ 'lcmues mr resiaent as weu as oeen reprinted several times in uons ano on me soeiat oraer,l DeKalb Connrmahon Iday students, will serve a great- the Congress:onal Record, and (See Page 4) Idr~ ~,-~,~l = II.~.-. Wednesday, February 8 ~ ~~lU(311i:lCl(3 lli:l~ 4 p.m.--St Mary Church, Gil-I ' 0|[~ ~'~ berts. Confirmation. II # ~ ' II~-en J.-][ M1 se 7:30 p.m. -- St. Catherine[,~]~p~]~['~d~ ][ ~ - Church, Dundee. Confirmation.* I ~. ~./~1~1~t. ~ ~ ru n~cu~t~ -- .tne WllSSlOn- This will include definite con- sideration being given to the average, remedial and acceler- ated pupils. The lesson plans will follow the sequence of the orientation and motivation of the story based on the teacher's objec- tives, the guided silent reading, the word analysis aspect, the rereading of the lesson and the follow-up ~ctivities such as, workbook assignments, other curriculum tie-ups, etc. ' Evaluation Period Following each demonstra- tion, which is scheduled to take approximately one hour, the teachers will discuss the pros and cons of what was observed. The diagnostic and creative angles of the lesson will be analyzed -- showing how the one reinforces the other. Through this means of "sharing ideas" it is hoped that all parti- cipants will have a broader out- look on ways and means of en- hancing their own teaching ability, a better understanding of the material and suggestions proposed in their manuals and a stronger feeling of security in what they, themselves, are doing each day in their own classrooms. @ World News 2 Missions 5 Catholic Charities Column 5 Forty Hours 5 Our Readers Write Us 5 Woman's Page 6 Weddings Rural Life Page 7 Doris Answers Youth g Legion of Decency 8 Basketball Scores 8 Hi School News 9 Family Clinic 9 Deaths 9 Nuerology 10 TV Movie Guide 10 Coming Events 10 Meet the Clergy 11 St. Viueeut's Jottings 11 Theology for Everyman 12 Lenten Pre-Cana Conferences for engaged couples,have been scheduled throughout the Diocese of Rockford by the Diocesan Bureau of Family Life. In an announcement made by the Rev. Francis J. oroney, Director, it was revealed that they will be conducted in Rockford, Aurora, Sterling, and Woodstock. Dates and places are as follows: St. Mary Church, Rockford March 12, 13, 15, and 17. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora March 12, 13, 15, and 17. Marian Central Catholic H. S Woodstock March 5, 6, 8, and 10. ary Servants of the Most Bless- ed Trinity, who staff St. Eliza- beth Social center, will h01d open house for the public Sun- day, Feb. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in their new cenacle at 1413 S. Main St. Last Sunday the sis- ters were hostesses to sisters from all convents in Rockford. Sister Ann Sebastian is center director, and her. assistants are Sister Mary Reparta, Sister Maria Dolores, Sister Catherine Francis and Sister Regina Marie. Mrs. Anthony Domino, a center board member, is chairman of Sunday's open house. Her committee include~ Mrs. Albert- Johnson, custodian of the Madonna club, and Mrs.! Sam Cannariato. The new cenacle, which has been remodeled and redecorat- ed during the past three months, also provides space for meet- ings of groups sponsored by the center at 1505 $. Main St. Thursday, February 9 7:30 p.m.--St. Joseph Church Elgin. Confirmation. Saturday, February 11 7 p.m. -- Byron High School Byron. Charter banquet of Mary and Peter Council, Knights of Columbus. Sunday, February 12 3:30 p.m.--St. James Pro-Ca- thedral, Rockford. Boy Scout Sunday. Conferral of Scouting awards. Hirohito Visited Newman Center, Sterling March 12, 13, 15, and 17. TOKYO -- (NC) -- Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda have received a visit from Father Dominique Pire, O.P winner of the 1958 Nobel peace prize and f~)under of villages for refugees. The Belgian Dominican priest also visited Hiroshima. Attendance at Pre-Cana ConJerences is open to engaged couples planning to marry be~ore next ]all.