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FAGE 2 Mission Team Drawing Crowds SAPPORO, Japan--Tall, athle- tic American priests here are taking advantage of their height and skill to turn basektball into an effective mission method. "In a spertsminded country such as Japan," the Rev Ber- trand A. Gramelspacher M.M, of Jasper, Ind said, "a game of baseball or basketball affords the best opportunity of meeting the most people at one time." For the past five months a quintet of Maryknol[ missionar- ies serving on this northernmost Japanese island have toured the various parishes here playing rite best teams of each village. Recently the Maryknoll five earned islandwide respect by knocking.over the championship high school team before a capa- city crowd. "In the backwoods area here the simple appearance of a for- eigner attracts attention," re- ported Father Gramelspacher. "But a whole team of foreigners will bring out an entire town. The missioners use the oppor- tunity to become friendly with the people and hope that it will lead some of them to further in- terest in the church." Americans Second Largest Group ROME--Americans make up the second largest national group at the Pontifical Gregor- ian University, Rome's largest ecclesiastical institution. Vatican Radio reported that more than 3,000 students from 75 countries are registered at the university. The largest national groups are: 543 Italians, 482 Americans, 322 Spaniards, i75 Germans, 163 English, 147 Brazilians, 138 French, 135 Mexicans, 85 Cana- divans, 73 Belgians, 61 Irish and 58 Dutch. A total of 1,548 priests and seminarians are taking courses in theology. On the graduate le- vel there are 189 students regis- tered in the Pontifical Institute of Biblical Studies, 74 in the Pontifical Institute of Oriental Studies and 215 in general gradu- ate courses. Urges Overall Refugee Aid MIAMI -- Federal aid should be given toward the education of some 6,000 Cuban refugee children in schools in this area, and it should include the 2,650 children in parochial schools as well as those in public schools. This is the recommendation of a report prepared by Florida School Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey and members of his staff. The recommendation has been echoed by Dade County Superintendent of Schools Joe Hall. The Bailey report says if was only an "accident of geogra- phy" that made Florida the center of Cuban refugee prob- lems. He said the meeting of the refugees' education needs should be the responsibility not only at the county and state, but also of the nation. ATLANTA; Ga. -- Thirty-one Catholic schools are among 157 desegregated colleges and uni- versities in 15 southern and bor- der states and the District of Columbia included in a listing 31 Catholic Schools Desegregated prepared by the Southern Re- gional Council. The council said its list is bas- ed on information in its files and "may not be complete." Most of the schools on the list first admitted a Negro to its law school. The remaining schools are new institutions which have opened for the first time in recent years on an inte- grated basis. Most of the institutions on the list did not desegregate until af- ter 1948, the Southern Regional Council said. Some still restrict Negroes to graduate and profes- sional schools, while others have not actually admitted any Ne- have desegregated since 1935, gross but profess a non-discrim- when the University of hfary!and inatory admission policy, Priest Says Witches Still Thrive LONDON -- An English priest research and interviews had in- has asserted that witche~ stili!diaated that mosrWitches do not practice their craft in modern usa:their "powers" for evil pur- England: - poses He defined witches as But the Rev. Joseph Christie, people who use charms and in- $.J said no "self-respecting cantations to try to inRuence witch" wants to associate with people or events. evil and that many witches "are : .Father Christie has taught and attractive young peoPle."lectured extensively in the Unit: Father Christie said a year of:ed States. 100,000 Sterilized in Past l0 Years NEW DELHI, India--A total health~center here is successful. of 66,261 women and 41,768 men The formation of an all-party in India have uridetgone steril- committee of Indian members of ization oI~erations in the past 10 years, according to 6fficiat gig- Parliament in regard to family urea. ' planning is under consideration. But only 1,8 million of India's The cooperation of separate population of 40? rriilliorr have family planning units at the cen- received advise on family: plan- ter dnd in Indian states is also ning. It was disclosed that con- being sought. THE OBSERVER language on a makeshift blackboard. At right, the Sister gives a sewing machine demonstration for a group of older girls. The young ladies are all garbed in their traditional Indian saris (NC Photos) %i:iiii:;ii: i! MUSLIM GIRLS AT PAKISTAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL --- St. Theresa's School for girls in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, conducted by the Presentation Sisters, is attended mainly by girls of the Muslim belief. At left, one of the Sisters holds an outdoor class for the little tots teaching them the basic rudiments of their own t WIN A I REAL LIVE PONY F RIE! , IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS PICTURE to i)te g8 iiiii!iii! the ,EE THE PONY AURORA--Movies being shown inthe city of Aurora and sur- rounding towns are now being evaluated according to the Legion of Decency ratings by the Young Christian Students of Our Lady !of Good Counsel parish. When these evaluations have been compIeted the rated lists will be posted in Our Lady of Good Counsel church and school and copies will be provided for both Marmion and Madonna high schools. Under the guidance of the chaplain of the YCS group, the Rev. William Collins, the idea has grown to where active par- ticipation by most of the groups' members has been achieved. As constituted the,program contacts theatres in the area to obtain information relative to the movies being presented. iilii! beloved il story that lives in :ii:i !:!=:i. iiiii!!i, a million hearts bursts into life More Workers As the program gains momen- tum additional persons will be needed to carry out this pro- This information is relayed to a team which gives it to the i persons responsible for the list- ling of the movies' rating and ;for typing and distribution to IN OUR LOBBY AND GET YOUR FREE ENTRY BLANK NOW. Patronize Our Advertisers participating schools and or- ganizations. EET FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1961 e THE LERGY THE REV. EDWARD GILLESPIE, assistant pastor of St, James parish, Belvedere, was born in Chicago on April 1, 193I. His parents were Edward and Mary Agnes O'Bryne Gillespie. He attended Quigley prepara- tory seminary, Chicago, and St. Joseph seminary, Westmont, where he took high school studies. He took his college studies at St. Joseph seminary, Westmont and St. John's Uni- versity, Collegeville. M i n n. He studied philosophy at St. M a r y seminary, Baltimore, Md where he also studied theology. He was ordained by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane at St. James Pro-Cathedral on May 25, 1957. His first assign- ment was as assistant at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Free- port where he served until he was assigned to his present parish, Social Inquiry A social inquiry program of the YCS group on TV and movies brought out the serious- ness of watching' improper movies. It was concluded that the effects of such viewing are not only evident on those ac- tually seeing the movie, but also that patronage of such shows will increase the num- ber of improper movies, weaken the moral fibre of a person, then PARIS--(NC)--Catholic, Protestants and Jewish religious lead- ers went through with their announced plan to bring a joint pro- posal for an Algerian truce personally to President Charles de Gaulle, it has now been reported here. The. weekly Protestant publi- cation, Reforme, announced that the threp churchmen saw Presi- dent de Gaulle secretly at the beginning of December. They earlier had agleed~ to postpone their joint mediation effort un- til the referendum on Algeria's OMt:r ibW:g~eri. rMa~ahrak B:U~e'lSt~:'delegation to the president t~, ~ Y :[included Maurice Cardinal Fel- flank Lsovelll 1-)o13 ~u~ 1e, anfl[ . . Jack Harmon' tin, Archbmhop of Par~s; Pastor Marc Boegner, then president of the Protestant Federation of France, and Grand Rabbi Jacob "Kaplan, head of France's Jewish community. gram. From the program out- The Protestant organ said: lined the Opt Lady of Good "General de Gaulle said he ap- Counsel YCS group intend not only to minimize attendance at A-III, "B" and "C" movies but hope to call attention to movies that are .worthy of general pa- tronage. Further information may be obtained from Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L'. Wermers, 643 South Fourth St Aurora. preciated their step. He valued both what was done and the way it was done. Nevertheless he brought out that the truce en- visaged did not answer the cur- rent situation. For understand- able reasons this overtflre re. mained confidential until the ref- erendum." The joint overture to President de Gaulle was suggested by the Protestant Federation of France early in November. Originally France's Moslem leader, Si Bou- bakeur Hamza, was to have tak- en part, but he withdrew be. :cause of criticisms levelled against him by fellow Moslems. Plan Transmitter VATICAN CITY The Bishops of Australia and New Zealand have informed Vatican Radio that they are collecting funds for a new 100-kilowatt transmit- ter for Vatican Radio broadcasts to Australia, New Zealand and persons, a community and even- Oceania. tually national thinking. "It's Easy Parking at Parker's" LUMBER PLYWOOD MILLWORK ROOFING INSULATION HARDWARE Plumbing and Electrical Supplies WEYERHAUESER LUMBER Phone: JUno 4-0057 ~:~- Phone: JUno 4-49~4 After preliminary ~,o~'oo, lCTrRLINa at regular bi-weekly meetingsI~ "- v YCS members volunteered toI~'lllllllllll''~I meet with the chaplain and the!| I lay moderators for the!l GRENNAN II group, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald[ I/ a n d Wermers, and work out details. ! and SON II NDABIki" ~et ,:is.n. II ":-'" II Assignments ,or getting tho',l A Co,',ol;c o,o.++ + II * + movie listings Were given to i| mana,ed Funeral Home l[ ~P~ ~!S Kay Heiman, Mike Campbell, ]l - II - ~ Flor "de Maria Zuminga, Joe/| MATT GRENNAN, Owner II Wermers, Marilyn Joseph, TonY,I II Proske, Jerome Kazak andll II Plumbing Healing AirCondihoning' Vicki Popp. These now turnt 202 FOURTH AVE. ][ ' ' " - " I STERLING MA 6-0122 |[ thew findings to Fresm de ~a Riva, Meg Baum and Ken~ li.:ll .alie Wampach. ~ ~, Then comes the evaluation by SHEET METAL SHOP STERLING LENNOX 'Aire-FIo' Ed Tossing and on to the typ- ing department where we find Heating & Air- George Schlitz, Tom Petit"and Kail Malley. When reports are completed Thursday evenings, distribution is taken over by traceptives will be given free Catholic leaders in India have ~ ~ II Conditionin |t to villagers in select area~ if often spoken against family[ ? ----]| ----ll g I present distributionat theruralplanning programs .in India. I McNEIL [L[CTRIC . ,i =, III 207 E. 4th St. II .L J, II :---,- 7" lil America's Finest-Made Cars III M, 5 0111 II Hits Runmr as .~.suru I Electrt~ti,g Ifl [L---~II London---4,~)--Archbishop Go f- of England assembly here that I I [ (Plymouth -- Valiant) [I frey Francis Fisher labeled "ab-the conversion rumor is being] Itl " " " In circulated in North America. ll II I1 surd" a rumor that he is retir- Referring to his hour-long meet-II I II ing as Archbishop of canterbury ing with Pope John XXIII last l I . s, because he wants to become a December 2, ArchbishopTisher Roman Catholic. stated: The 75-year-old prelate who is ~'I need only say that it is just stepping out of his post as spir- as likely, no more and no less, itual head of the Anglican Cam- that the Pope having met me de- reunion next May told a Church sires to become an Anglican." Must Shed 'Western' Tag in Japan JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--To make faster progress in Japan the Church needs to correct the idea that it is ~ western religion only, according to a former Bud- dhist monk who is now a Catho- lic. Professor Paul Tagita said misunderstanding of the Church was the cause of the long perse- cution suffered by Catholics in Japan. "Even today all too many Jap- a lecture tour of the U. S. He summed up his appeal for adapt- ing Christianity to JaPan's cul- i ture and customs in the phrase "unity, not uniformity)' A faculty member at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, Pro- tess0r Tagita has been succes- sively a member of the Congre- gational Church, a Buddhist monk and a Catholic. He urged that Catholic mis- anese, in some degree; have a sionaries in Japan study Japan- similar misunderstanding of it,'! ese culture in order to. encour- he said. age its blending with Catholic Mr. Tagita spoke here during liturgy and rites. World Layman's Mission Territory COVINGTON, K yk -- The secular world is e mission rather than the cooperative en- terprise of both clergy and laity." The Most Rev. Richard H. Ackerman, Bishop of Coving- tc]p, compared the aimlessness of men without religion to the wanderings of the liner $aflta Maria, hijacked by Portuguese rebels. He said that without religion meh go through life "all mixm up like the SantoMaria, from one port to the the/-, ing no impress on the world." territory of the lay Christian," Rep. Frank W. Burke Of Ken- tucky told the Covington Dio- cesan Council of Catholic Men. "It will be penetrated, roe n, for MA 5-2424 I 310 EAST THIRD STREET STERLING, ILLINOIS Sterling Carpet Drapery Linoleum MA 5.0750 11 E, 4th St. structed, restored ' in the light of Christ's teachings only if we do it," he said atthe coum oil's sixth annual convention (Feb. 5). Rep. Burke noted that the! 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