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Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XVi--No. 7 ROCKFORD, FEBRUARY 17, 1961 12 PAGES APPLE RIVER, St. Joseph, The Rev. Henry L. Weckerle SCALES MOUND, Holy Trinity (mission), The Rev. Henry L. Wecker!e AURORA, St. George, The Rev. John Vuc St. Joseph, The Rev. Joseph J. Weitekamp St. Peter, The Rev. Joseph A. Rzeszotko Sacred Heart, The Rev. Leonard J. Guzzardo BATAVIA, Holy Cross, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. William J. Donovan BELVIDERE, St. James, The Rev. Themas P. Lynam BYRON, St. Mary, The Rev. Paul E. Kunkel DAVIS JUNCTION, St. Peter (mission) The Rev. Paul E. Kunkel CHERRY VALLEY, St. Rita, The Rev. Michael J. Shanahan CRYSTAL LAKE, St. Thomas, The Very Rev. Burwell E. Beddoes DIXON, St. Anne, The Rev. Myles F. Callahan , DURAND, St. Mary, the Rev. John J. Kilduff ' IRISH GROVE, St. Patrick (mission) The Rev. John J. Kilduff ELBURN, St. Gall, The Rev. Joseph A. Driscoll ELGIN, St. Joseph, The Rev. Henry M. Schryer St. Lawrence, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Philip L. Kennedy St. Mary, The Rev. Willis L. Bradley St. Thomas More, The Rev. Walter C. Roberts ELIZABETH, St. Mary, The Rev. William F. Morrisey FREEPORT, St. Catherine, The Rev. J. Philip Reilly (adm.) St. Thomas Aquinas, The Rev. Arthur J. O'Neill FULTON, Immaculate Conception, The Rev. Edward L. McDonald ALBANY', St. Patrick (mission) The Rev. Edward L. McDonald GENOA, St. Catherine, The Rev. John M. Dording HAMPSHIRE, St. Charles Borromeo, The Rev. Clement P. Petit HANOVER, St. John, The Rev. William F. Morrissey HARMON, St. Flannen, The Rev. David A. Murphy HARTLAND, St. Patrick, The Rev. Thomas C. Brady (adm.) LEE, St. James, The Rev. Edward J. Connolly MAPLE PARK, St. Mary, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Conron MARENGO, Sacred Heart, The Rev. Daniel O'Connell MAYTOWN, St. Patrick, The Rev. Charles E. Sherman MENOMINEE, Nativity BVM, The Rev. Raymond M. Hettermann MORRISON, St. Mary, The Rev. Francis P. Kennedy POLO, St. Mary, The Rev. James D. Burke ,j['ROPHETSTOWN, St. Catherine, The Re v. Thomas W. Neville KRIE, St. Ambrose (mission), The Rev. Thomas W. Nevifle "ROCHELLE, St. Patrick, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo M. Keenan ROCKFORD; St. Edward, The Rev. Emmett W. Murphy St. Patrick, The Rev. John F. Regan SHANNON, St. Wendelin, the Rev. Peter Watgen SOMONAUK, St. John the Baptist, The Rev. M. J. Wendt, O. Praem. SOUTH BELOIT, St. Peter, the Rev. James F. Mulcaire SPRING GROVE, St. Peter, the Rev Edward J. Lehman STERLING, St. Mary, the Rev. Th(nnas S. Green Sacred Heart, The Rev. Francis J. Bonnike SUBLETTE, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, TheCRev. Robert P. Donovan TAMPICO, St. Mary, The Rev. Ambrose M. Weitekamp VIRGIL, Ss. Peter and Paul, The Rev. I. A. Esser WARREN, St. Anne, The Rev. William H Regnier ROCKFORD -- G i r 1 Scouts, Campfire Girls and Junior Cath. olic Daughters of America will gather at St. James pro-cathed- ral Sunday, March 12, for the ob- servance of Girl Scout Sunday and presentation of the Marian award. The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, Bishop of Rockford, will make the presentations at 3:30 p.m. All GirI Scout leaders and councilors for Campfire Girls or Junior Daughters are asked to contact the Rev. Charles W. Mc- Namee, diocesan chaplain for scout programs, at St. Laurence rectory, Elgin, so that all the names of girls who will receive the award may be processed. The Marian award, designed to help in the spiritual enrich- ment of girls who are active In An anti-Castro student strike at private schools, mainly Cath- olic, has resulted in widespread absenteeism despite government efforts to stage pro-Castro student demonstrations and hints that the schools might be nationalized. members of the anti-Castro Rex'- olutionary Directorate. Checks of junior and senior high schools disclosed absenteeism running from 50 to 100 per cent. The strike had not spread to public schools. Charge Repression Meanwhile. the government- controlled Federation of Uni- versity Students has charged some Catholic priests with us- ing "violent repression" against ~tudents who attended a pro- government rally held recently in Havana. The federation al- leged t h a t "reactionary and fascist clergy who continually attack the revolution now attack students who express their soli- darity with the revolution." Plan to Restrict Teachers j Premier Fide[ Castro's an- nounced plan to restrict selec- i tion of teachers to those trained !at three government normal schools is being interpreted by~ members of organizations offer- ing a program for girls, was es- tablished by Bishop Lane in the Rockford diocese in May, 1959, Lnd this year will be s e c o n d the awards have been pre- sented. some Havana educators and parents as a move to train a large group of communists to i infiltrate the rest of Latin Amer- !ira. The Catholics of Cuba havei built up a school system of 340 schools with an enrollment of 70,000. Despite charges and threats by the Castro govern- ment. the secretary general of the C u b a n Confederation of Catholic High Schools. Dr. Ma- r[no Perez Duran, says: "We will stay open as long as the students stay with us." Publish Attack on Church The communist weekly news- paper, Cuba Nueva, has pub- lished an attack on Catholic Church officials, saying: "We face a conspiracy by the Cath- olic schools." This has been followed by circulation of leaf- lets and demonstrations against New C.S.C. Catholic schools in Havana, Guantanamo. Santiago a n d Camaguey City. WASHINGTON -- (NC) -- All :types of colleges and universities i must be aided by the federal government, the influential :American council on education has said. This aid must be forthcoming if the essential national goal of providing for future students is to be met, said the federation of more than 1,000 educational in- stitutions and 144 organizations. On Yearly Basis If proposed the federal govern- ment provides $350 million each year in loans for dormitory con- struction and an average of one billion dollars in both loans and matching grants for classrooms, libraries and laboratories. It also recommended a broad expansion of fellowship" pro- grams under the National Sci- ence foundation, a government agency encouraging scientific re- search, and under the 1958 na- tional defense education act to increase the supply of college teachers. More Student Loans The council also favored con- tinuation and expansion of the program of loans to college stu- dents provided by the defense education act and a new pro- gram of scholarships starting with $25 million the first year and rising to $100 million by the fourth year. The statement by the council whose membership reflects the variety of private and public in- stitfitions of higher education in the United States, said, "the ex- isting system of higher education suggests important limitations." More Than Half Private "More than half the colleges and universities, enrolling nearly 45% of the students, are private- IF ~ ly,supported,' it said ~ ~ ~]J~ (]V"I~J~)I 'All types of institutions must IJ-~ .L~ ~o~w~,~,~J[be expanded and improved if the "-" [essential national goal of pro- CINCINNATI--(NC)--The mi-Ividing for future students is to grant labor problem is "a na- be met. ational disgrace," a Federal "Hence, the American council Government official declared atIon education, representing high- a conference on the subjectler education as a whole, does not here. ask for general assistance from John Walsh, executive secre, the federal government in pay- tary of the President's Commis- ing faculty salaries. sion on Migratory Labor, de- scribed in an interview the' sys- tem as "one based on poverty and destitution." "Half a million poverty-strick- ! ence was U. S. Sen. Harrison of the Catholics press. A. Williams of New Jersey, The comments of the bishops chairman of the Senate subcom- and editors were made in con- mittee on migratory labor, nection with the observance of February as Catholic Press Month. FOR THE LEAST OF THESE, MY BRETHREN--The poster of the 1961 Catholic Bishops' Relief Fund appeal, which will be conducted in more than 16,500 churches and Catholic schools of the U. S March 5 to 12, depicts "The Little Girl of Mileto." The minimum national goal is $5 n'$d- lion, which serves as the basis for the world's largest private voluntary overseas relief pro- gram. Donation~ can be made at any Catholic church or Bishops' Relief ,Fund, Empire State Building, New York 1, N. Y. ! ROCKFORD -- Girls in the]ships to Bishop MUldoon high Cath61ic grade schools of Rock-[school. ford and adjoining areas in Illi-] Sister Agnes Charles, O.P nots, and Catholic girls now at- principal at Muldoon, announc- tending ~ighth and ninth ffr~de.$ ed that competitive examina- ~ ~'. ". lxions will be given Sh~firday at m pumm SChOOlS are engmie tO[the school for those girls in Win- compete for full tuition scholar-]nebago, Boone and Ogle coun- ties, who are interested in try- ing for these scholarships, each one of which is worth $100, the cost of a year's tuition at the school. ~ Begin at 9:30 Examinations will begin ~t 9:30 a.m. "and continue until 2:30 p.m. They will include tests in reading, English, mathema- tics and mental maturity. Girls are asked to bring their own lunches, although milk and en migrant workers live in con- soft drinks will be available in i the cafeteria during the lunch ditions as wretched as any you ~']llJ~ will find overseas," he said, and~ If1 1 [pert d" while "some improvement" hasl ~'~ I Following the examinations, taken place it "isn't fastI . Ithe guests will be taken on a five per cent of the total were enough." Several bishops and editors the Catholic press to give us the " " . . -- ]tour of the-facilities at Muldoon, of Cathohc interest A major speaker at the confer- have cited the increasing worth background and the follow-up on [Parents are invited to accom- Catholic current events. Our His comments appeared in the laity must take it from there, February issue of The Lamp and present the true image of magazine, published by the the Church to the local corn- Graymoor Friars, Garrison, munity." N.Y. The most important function Editorial comment by other Nat i i i l ,ersl i j WASHINGTON--(NC)--The national Liturgical Conference is lay organizations, diocesan litur- gical commissions and other groups. More Aware of Movement "We know the Catholic com- munity is becoming more and more aware of the liturgical movement," he said, "and we hope by our membership drive to meet this interest with prac- tical services." launching the "biggest membership drive in its 22-year history," The Rev. Frederick R. McManus, the president, announced here. "If the sacred liturgy is to have its proper place in the con- sciot~sness of the Church in America," he said, "more priests and people must become active in the program of renewal out- lined by the Holy See.' : 55,000 Letters Mailed bership campaign. Mr. Mann[on Father McManus, a member defined the conference this way: of the Canon Law faculty at the Catholic University of America, Voluntary Association said more than 55,000 letters are "It is a voluntary~ association being mailed in the first phase of bishops, priests, Religious and of the campaign, lay people who are interested in The letters will go to all pas- promoting greater appreciation tors and diocesan cleegy in the of the Church's worship, and ea- U.S .to some 15,000 lay people,in assisting in the ira- to religious orders, and to many of the Holy See's Catholic institutions, and wishes concern- The second phase of the drive ing active congregational par- will include efforts to reach na- ticipation in the Mass." tlonal, diocesan and parish or- Mr. Mafinion, who opened the ganizations of lay people, conference's national office here Level Must Be Lifted a year ago, said the staff "has Father McManus said "the had to work overtime to keep up level of knowledge and under-with the requests for informa- standing of the sacramental life tion and advice from parishes, of the Catholic press is to serve truth, said Bishop John P. Cody of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The Central California Regis- ter, newspaper of the Monterey- Fresno diocese, said: "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 wisdom." Reading More John J. Dalaney, editor of Image Books, pointed out that American Catholics are reading more than ever before, but there is room for far more reading in the Catholic field. "There were 16,000 different titles printed in the U. S. during 1960," Mr. Delaney stated, "and of that total only 900 -- about of the church must be lifted if active participation is to be more than external conformity to law." I John B. Mann[on, the L|turgi. ca[ conference's executive sec. retaey, is conducting the mem- NOTRE DAME, Ind.--Sister M. Verda Clare, C.S.C Presiden of the Cardinal Cushing College, in Boston, Mass since 1954, has been appointed the Midwest Provincial Superior of the Sis- ters of the Holy Cross. Mother Verda Clare succeeds Doran, daughter of the late Mr. Mother Mary Clare, who died in md Mrs. William J. Doran, f~- office last month. She is expect- merly of East State street. She l attended St. James Parochial ed to assume her new duties school and was graduated from Rockford high school. In the *diocese of Rockford, the Sisters of the Holy Cross teach at Marian Central Catholic high school, Woodstock, St. Mary Archbishop Karl J. Alter of incinnati referred to the dio- cesan newspaper as "an indis- pensable means of instruction and communication." W~thout it, he stud t e Church would be deaf and dumb, at least as far as its general interests are concern- ed." Guides For Living Archbishop William O. Brady of St. Paul said that in the Catholic newspaper "there are TV in Korea grade school, Woodstcick, and St. Joseph grade school, ~Iarvard. SEOUL, Korea -- A series of programs, called "Religion in Korea," is being broadcast by the American Forces Korea Net- work TV station. The prbgrams are sponsored by the Chaplains' office of the Eighth Army. They will deal with various Christian churches in Korea and t h e i r progress since Korea was freed in 1945. guides for living that the dedi- cated Catholic needs for his own development." The Archbishop called for more readers of the Catholic press, but he said "increased readership is not to be had by !subscription drives." It comes, he state,on: when priests and people are convinced that the news of the Catholic world is important on Broadway and can make Park or Summit avenue a better 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. Moroncy, Director, it was revealed that fhey will be conducted in Rockford, Aurora, Sterling, and Woodstock. Dates and places are as follows: newspapers follows: The C a t h o 1 i c Transcript, newspaper of the Hartford arch- diocese and the Bridgeport and Norwich dioceses, called atten- tion to some of the nations where there is no press free: dora. "During C a t h ol i c Press Month," the newspaper stated, "each one who reads the Catho- lic press would do well to think of the millions who~wish they could." The Catholic Star Herald, newspaper of the Camden dio- cese, said alert Catholics "will read the Catholic press to be better informed and more help- ful to their fellow citizens in an age of doubt and religious in- differentism." Posts WASHINGTON---(NC)--Pope John XXIII has divided the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by detaching from it the Counties of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuykill so as to form the new Diocese of Allentown. total population of 897,325 in- habitahts. It will have 264 dio- cesan priests and approximate- ly 50 Religious. The new diocese will have 150 parishes with a resident pas- tor. There are 98 elementary schools with almost 30,000 stu- dents and 14 high schools with 7,005 pupils. Within its con- fines are located a house of theological studies of the Vin- cent[an Fathers and a novitiate of the Society of Jesus. Covers Five Counties The five counties of the new diocese have within their bor- ders 3 orphanages, 2 schools for retarded children, 1 training school for girls, 3 hospitals, and 4 homes for the convalescent and aged. The city of Allentown itself has 110,000 inhabitants, of'whom 26,000 are Catholics. There are ten parishes in the city, and the Church of St. Catherine of Siena, built seven years ago, Georgian in style, with a seat- ing capacity of 1,100, will be the ca~edral of the diocese, At the same time the Pope has named the Most Rev. John Krol, formerly Titular Bishop of Cad[ and Auxiliary of Cleveland, to be Archbishop of Philadel- phia. This See l~as been vacant since the death of John Card- inal O'Hara, C.S.C on August 28, 1960. Bishop of New See He has named the Most Rev. Joseph McShea, formerly Titu- lar Bishop of Mina and Auxil- iary of Philadelphia, to be Bish- op of the new See of Allentown. He has appointed the Most Rev. Leo Byrne to be Coadjutor Bishop with the right of suc-! cession to Bishop Mark CarrollI of Wichita. Bishop Byrne has been serving as Auxiliary to Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Arch- bishop of St. Louis. These actions of the Holy Father were announced here to- day by Archbishop Egidio Vag- nozzi, Apostolic'Delegate to the United States. 2,773 Square Miles The new Diocese of Allen- town .will embrace 2,773 square miles with 243jFo0 Catholics in party their daughters during the tour. Any girl desiring to register for the 1961-'62 school year will be able to do so that day, al- though official registration is not until the following Saturday, Feb. 25. A registration fee of $5 ~s required. Visit Schools Sister Agnes Charles and Sis- ter Agnes Cecile along with sev- eral student leaders have been visiting all the parochial schools in the vicinity during the past week to tell the story of Mul- doon and answer questions of prosi~ective students. They point out that Muldoon will graduate 122 scniors next ,June and that there will be room for an incoming freshman class that could ~ lber as high as 125 girls. There is also room for one more home room in next year's sophomore group, should advance registration in- dicate the need. NOTICE Bishop M u I d o o n high school, Rockford will hold registration for incoming freshmen students on Sat Feb. 25. A special exam- ination to determine re- cipients for scholarships will be held on Sot Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Both events will take place at the high school. World News 2 Meet the Clergy ." 2 Forty Hours 5 Our Readers Write Us 5 Basketball Scores 5 Washington Background 5 Wome~n's Page 6 Weddings c 6 Necrology 7 St. Vincent's Jottings 7 Deaths 7 Legion of Decency 8 Family Clinic 9 Doris Ansvers Youth 9 Theology for Everyman 10 Catholic Charities Column 10 TV Movie Guide 11 People in the News 11 St. Mary Church, Rockford March 12, 13, 15, and 17. shortly before~March 1, and will tak~ up residence at the Sisters' Provincial House in South Bend at that time. Many residents of Rockfor( will remember Mother Verda C.Am:a a.s the former Dorothy St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Aurora March 12, 13, 15, and 17. Marian Central Catholic H. S Woodstock March 5, 6, 8, and 10. Newman Center, Sterling March 12, 13, 15, and 17. Attendance at Pre.Cana Conferences is open to engaged couples planning to marry,before next fall.