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ri Papal Delegate Learns English LAGOS, Nigeria--Every day rival here in December. But he the Apostolic Delegate to Cen- tral West Africa arrives at St. Gregory's High School for Eng- lish class, and takes his seat among the boys. Archbishop Sergio Pig~nedoli keeps studying it with the same painstaking persistence t h a t has made him fluent in French, German, Latin and Spanish, as NEW YORK (NC) ~ The Catholic Press Association is offering an on-job training pro- gram to select Latin Ameri- cans who wish to learn North American publishing techni- ques. Father Albert J. Nevins, M. M president of the CPA, an- well as his native Italian. The 50-year old prelate holds has achieved a remarkable fa- cility in English since his ar- doctorates in canon law, let- ters, and history. Egyptians Pray for Lumumba C A I R O, U.A.R. -- SpecialI Coptic Rite Patriarch Steph- prayers for the repose of the soul Ianos I Sidarouss of Alexandria of Patrice Lumumba, Congoleselcelebrated a Requieum Mass for premier killed after being ira-]the late premier in his cathedral prisoned by his political rivals, lhere. Attending were two of Mr. were said in all Egyptian Cath-,Lumumba's sons Patrica and olic churches at the request ofjFrancois, who are studying in the Bishops. I Egyptian schools. Anglican Attends Consecration stenberg, left the sanctuary to shake hands with the Angli- can Bishop, the Most Rev. T. B. McCall, and one of his cler- gy, Rev. K. Raft. Then Bishop Rush and Archbishop de Fur- stenberg, who is Apostolic Del-: agate to Australia, joined the procession of clergy from the cathedral. ROCKHAMPTON, Australia-- -- The Anglican Bishop of Rockhampton attended the con- tecration here of Father Fran- cis Roberts Rush as Catholic Bishop of Rockhampton. After the ceremony the new bishop an d the consecrator, Archbishop Maximillian de Fur- 420 Catholic Camps wASHINGTON -- There arelquirements, activlities, location 420 Catholic approved day and I and mailing address is included. residence camps in the UnitedI The directory, priced at $1, States and Canada, according]may be obtained from the Na- to the 1961 Directory of Catho-ltional Catholic Camping Asso- lic Camps. Iciation 1 3 1 2 Massachusetts A i brief description of each Avenue N. W Washington 5, camp, prices, attendance re- D.C. Violin Concert for Prisoners BUFFALO, N. Y. -- The in- mates of the Erie County Pent tentiary in nearby Alden gave Father Cyril Schommer, S.J a long ovation when he finished playing a violin concert for them. ' "To me, they were no dif- ferent than any other nude- ence," said Father Schommer, who gave up a promising career as a violinist to join the Je- suits in 1938. The priest, a faculty member at Canisius college, once play- i ed for the Minneapolis and Jul- !liard symphony orchestras. Nun at Nuclear Center summer m o n t h s, beginninl June 10. Sister Benigna will work radiation research as it relates to the life sciences. Her find- ings at Oak Ridge will be ap- plied to her teaching programs of the college, which maintains WEST HARTFORD, Conn.-- Sister Maria Benigna, biochem- ist at St. Joseph College here, has been named a research sci- entist in the biology division of the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory. The appointment was made by the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and is for the a well equipped nuclear labora- tory. Fourth of World Is Catholic ASSISI, Italy--Approximate-lreports that 842,600,000 of the ly one-fourth Of the world's]world's total population of 1,- population is Catholic, accord-IS20,000,000 adhere to the Catho- ing to a .new reference bookllic Faith The largest concentra- published here. I tions of Catholics are in Europe The book, entitled Cristo nel and in the two American con- Mondo (Christ in the World), tinents, it says. New Support Won in Capitol A resolution for this purpose WASHINGTON,--A propos- posed annual "Interfaith Day" has won new congressional backing. Rap. Lester Holtzman of New Y o r k introduced a resolution H. J. Res. 271) in the House of Representatives designating (S. J. Res. 24) was introduced in the Senate in mid-January by Sen. Kenneth B. Keating of New YOrk. Rep. Holtzman's resolution was referred to the House Ju- diciary Committee. An Inter- faith Day measure wets approv- the fourth Sunday in Septem- ed by the senate in the gSth bar of each y e a r Interfaith Congress, but the House did Day not act on it. Catholic Quiz Book Issued PATERSON, N.'J.- A book liar entertainment, but as an of puzzles and quizzes on Cath ~ ' -laid to Catholics in general and alia enemas has been publish- converts particular m learning ea nere oy me ~. Anmony s Guild Press more aoout tne aoctrlnes ant1 The 80-page booklet, "Puzzle]truths of the Faith." and Quiz Book f o r Adults, [ The booklet is the work of contains combined anagrams, IFather Damien Anthony Wen- crossword puzzles acostics and zel, O.F.M of St. Joseph's other puzzles. I church Winsted, Conn. form- According to a spokesman, Jar editor of the National Cath- the puzzles are meant not only lolic Almanac. Save Taxpayers $18 Million SYRACUSE, N. Y -- Catho- for the costs of a pupil in pub- lic schools in the Syracuse dio- lic schools. The total is based case save taxpayers of the sev- on statistics from the Univer- on-county area more than $18 sity of the State of New York million a year by educating 38,- State education department. 484 children. The figure does not include The Catholic S~, diocese the capital ifivestment of the newspaper, says the exact total diocese in buildings, convents is $18,096,568, based on figures and other physical equipment. 1961 Rural Family Has 15 MONTREAL, (NC) ~ A :family with 15 children, three of them in religious life, has b e e n named Canadian Rural :Family of 1961. The honor went to the Nar- cease Gervais family of St. Timothee, Laviolette county. Mr. Gervais, whose wife died in 1954, received an honor cer- tificate (Feb. 24)' from Social Welfare Minister Emilien La- france. Mr. Gervais, 88, is patriarch of 206 living family members spread over four generations. Two of his daughters and a son are members of religious orders: Five of his sons are farmers, and three of his daugh- ters are married to farmers. Mr. Gervais has 100 grand- children a n d 81 great-grand- children. Publishes National Edition DAVENPORT, Iowa, (NC)] The national edition, the pa- --- The Catholic Messenger, lpaper announced, will not con- of the Davenport diocese, has]l tain local news. Diocesan news will be printed in a special sec- begun printing a national andt tion which will be pulled out of a diocesan edition. I the national edition. Parish Has Home Show ~, FLORISsANT, Mo --Parish-[church here. The parish span- es where the traditional fund-Is red a home show, with ad- raising ventures have run out]messiah one dollar per person, featuring exhibits by more than of steam might take a leaf froml 30 home suppliers and manu- t h e book of G o o d Sheperd] lecturers. a nounced that applications are being accepted for the program. It is open to men and women in the editorial, business cir- culation. advertising and mech- anical departments of recogniz- ed Catholic Latin American publications. Persons accepted for the pro- gram will become working members on the staffs of spon- soring North American Catho- 850 Priests Preach Mission BARCELONA, Spain -- Sohae [olics of the Barcelona area in 850 priests fro m all parts all450 centers set up in' churches, Spain are conducting a general schools, theaters and a dance mi.ssk~ for ~e two million Cath- hall lic publications for a period of from one to three months. The sponsoring publication will pay a subsidy to the visitor that will cover his cost of living while in the U. S. It will be equivalent to a regular s t a f f salary. Application forms and fur- ther information m a y be ob- tained f r am Dr. Cesar Luis Aguiar, general secretary, UL- APC, Casilla de Correo 1139, Montevideo, Uruguay. The ULAPC is serving as the Latin American coordinator for the screening and assigning of all applicants. O[ Recollection ROCKFORD -- The Young Catholic Adults are sponsoring a Day of Recollection Sunday, March 12, at St. Patrick parish. The speaker will be the Rev. Leo Petit M.S.C and the day will begin with Mass at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served in the church hall, and confer- ences will be at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. 8he day of prayer will close Benediction at 5 p.m. Reserva- tions may be made with parish representatives. There will be $1.50 registration fee. THE OBSERVER ROCKFORD--Pre-Cana con- ferences for engaged couples will be held at St. Mary Church Sunday beginning at 1:30 p.m. March 12, and Monday, Wed- nesday and Friday evenings of next week. Serra Club Vocation Day At Sterling STERLING -- Members of the Rock River Valley Serra club ities. A great variety of the works of the Church will be displayed by religious communities who are engaged in social work, mission fields, nursing and teaching. Among the exhibits will be one by the priests of the diocese, the Claretian Brothers and Sons of the Sacred Hea:t Missionary seminary. Parents and childrer~' from the Sterling deanery are invited to attend and to visit with the priests and sisters who will b~ there. The program will feature the awarding of prizes for the an- nual vocation essay contest which was open to eighth grade students and high school seniors of the deanery. A short play entitled "The Call to Serve God in Religion," will be presented~ and there wil~ be continuous showing of movies during the afternoon. Refresh- ments will be served in the cafeteria. Robert Propeter, Sterling, is chairman of the event, and his assistants are John Sullivan, Dixon, and Robert Mohr, Rock Falls. Year after year, the highest awards go to the wine of The -- -- Chr,st,an Brothers '~[OOK at the medals in the Trophy with consistently superb quality in J~.Room of The Christian Brothers The Christian Brothers Wines in bat- Winery. tle after bottle, year'after year. They were awarded to the wines of There ate easier ways of making The Christian Brothers at the Sacra- wine. The Brothers chose their way mento State Fair and the Los Angeles long ago.' They labor in an ancient County Fair. * tradition of excellence, and see no These awards hold a meaning for reason at all to change. you, They prove you will be rewarded Califortile Ruby Part Produced and bottled by The Christian Brothers of California, makers of fine wines, sparkling wines end brandy. Sole Distributors: Fromm and Sichel, inc. New York, N.Y Ch)cago, Ill New Orleans, Le San Franch o, Calif. Conference sessions will be conducted in the parish hall, and session leaders will help the engaged couples attending to analyze what married life naturally and properly ,should be according to God's plan. Topics will range from fam- ily finance to the rearing of children. All interested engaged cou- ples should contact Mr. and Mrs. Len Fox by calling EX 9-3072. or Mr. and Mrs. Ken Farreli at WO 4-1815. Conference sessions will be conducted by the Rev. Arthur J. O'Neill, St. Thomas Parish Freeport, Sunday, March 12; Mr. and Mrs. William W. Len- FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1961 ST. ANTHONY SPONSORS CHICKEN DINNER--Home and School association will sponsor chicken dinner on Sunday, Mar. 12 in the parish hall from one until four p.m. Pictured above I, to r. are Sam Vecchio, ticket chairman; She Pirello, kitchen chairman; Mrs. Peter Zummuto, the Rev. Anastasius, O.F.M. Cony pastor, Mrs. Lalio Celitti, general chairman and William Cason presid ant, Hom ~e an d Schoo. ~l asso ciation. (Phot .~o by Ross-Mor ~) Protest Decay of Public Morals 8,800 Persons Korean Orphan HRP HIM TO REACH HIS GOAL ~b VERONA, Italy--(NC)--More than 50,000 Catholics in this northern Italian city walked in procession for two hours chanting )selma as part of a public protest against the current decay of )ublic morals. The procession was lead by ~ishop Giuseppe Carraro of and vulgar exhibitionism which Verona, who carried a proces- sional cross through the streets of the city. The protest ended with a Mass in the cathedral at w h i c h Bishop Carraro preached. In his sermon the BiShop in- dicted parts of the press, pub- lic entertainment and beach ap- )arel. "We raise our voice against the moral harm perpetrated by that filthy and foul press which has nothing in common with the dignity of the journalist, writer or editor truly conscious of their mission and duty," he declared. The Bishop scored "those forms of public entertainment, prepared and accompanied by a whole world of publicity, and by a truly pathological form of star worship, by photographic In our Divine Word Sam;narles ;. India, Philippines and Japan, we have a number of sfudenh preparin(j {or the pries+hood. MANY ARE VERY POOR and need f;nan- ;al help ~o ran Jr;hue ~heir $+udies. -----'~ T|A! OFF-'- Deer Fc~hm Encloed fred $ for sponsoring o 'studen# to the pfilmtk~l ~ ~ O CITY .2 0NIL . . ~ A ~ MAIL TO , has nothing in common with art and the freedom of artistic expression." Moreover, he said, his peo- ple protested against "the mor- al harm brought about by cer- tain clothes and manners, par- ticularly at resorts, which of- 'fend the moral sensitivity of honest people and wound afro- !ciously the delicate innocence of children and Which no ex- cuse of hygiene, entertainment or tourism can justify." Communion Day ROCKFORD -- The Fourth De- !gree Knights of Columbus, Mul- doon assembly council 470, will hold its annual Communion Sun- day at 8:15 a.m. on Mar. 19 atl St. James pro-Cathedral. All Fourth Degree members including the honor guard are to attend. Breakfast will be served im- mediately following the Mass at the KC club rooms, 116 No. Win- nebago st. by the Ladies of Columbus. The principle speaker for the "breakfast will be Gerald F. Tuite, assistant attorney general of the State of Illinois. ChatS'man for the event, is John C. Slade, Sr. In the Bishop's Schedule which appeared in the March 3 issue of THE OBSERVER, Confirmation was listed at Ss: Peter and Paul church, Cary, for Sunday, Mach 12. This was an error. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, as indicated in the Official Schedule in this issue. Tour Churches InAYakima Catholic churches in the Yak- ima diocese during "Operation Understanding" Sunday. Cath- olic officials called it a "com, plate success." T h e observance fea[ure.2 open houses in every parish m this central Washington d i o- cese. Tours were conducted through churches and a recep- tion was held for visitors after each tour. The 8,800 persons who ac- cepted the invitation "in build* ing a bridge of understanding among people of various faiths" total about 3 per cent of the total population within the dio- cese. As part of the project, the Our Times, newspaper of the diocese, was sent to every household in the diocese. It ex- tended an invitation to visit the Catholic churches. The project was conducted jointly by the Yakima Dioce- san Councils of Catholic Men and Women under the direction of Bishop Joseph P. Dougher- ty of Yakima. Makes Home In United States NEW YORK (NC) -- It's a big jump from being Mi Ae Son to being Barbara Jean Ril- ey. But for a two-year-old Ko- rean orphan girl it was just a matter of stepping out of an airplane. That's how young Barbara Jean (or Mi Ae Son) took up h e r new life as the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Riley of Oneida, N.Y. Her arrival brings the num- ber of Riley children to eight -- two boys and six girls. On board t h e same plane which brought Barbara J e a n here was Wun Nyo Ji, another two-year-old Korean girl, who was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Januszka of Rahway, N. J. The Januszka's has five other children. 'Adoption of the children was arranged by the Catholic Com- mit}ee for Refugees -- Nation- al Catholic Welfare Confer- ence, in cooperation with Cath, olic Relief Services -- N.C.- W.C. Parish Supper GARAGE SOMANAUK --2' The parishion- ers of St. John the B a p t i st General Auto Service church are sponsoring a corned beef and cabbage supper Fri- I Towlng Service day, March 17, at Feehan hall. Motoroh Radio & TV Serving will be from 5 tp d p.m a n d dancing at 9 . Boats end Motors wilI follow. Adults $1.50 a n children, 75 cents. DIAL 2461--FULTON, ILL. T H Plain folks but plenty smartl Gramps heada a house. hold of 3 generations -- all with ideas of, their own. Walter Brennan stars. THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M. Complete Banking and ' Trust Service Grade "A" First National Product, / Bank ";::.":i' ! A of """ .:!:" I I WOO"S'OC Sm Illinois MamSe;. .D C. ROCK FALLS DAIRY Fed*,al R rv. 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