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FRIDAY. MARCH 24, 1961 -- THE OBSERVER PAGE 5 f FOR A PERSONAL SACRIFICE FOR LENT 1961 Why Lenten Self-Denial Will Spread the Church! "There was to be no want of unity in the Body; oll the different parts of it were to make each other's welfare their common core. If one port is suf- fering, all the rest suffer with it; if one port is treat- ed with honor, all the rest find pleasure in it." The Scriptures here tell us that we are to be sym- pathetic or mission-minded in relation to the Church in other parts of the world. If the Church in one area of the world is suffering or persecuted, we are to feel that suffering and persecution as our own; if the Church in another part of the world is making con- verts, we are to rejoice in that spiritual prosperity. Notice that there are to be no parochial, diocesan or notional interests, but rather a universal or mission- ary interest in the Body of Christ throughout the world. If a speck gets in your eye, your whole body hurts; if your tongue tastes something sweet, your whole body rejoices. So the Catholic is to be sensitive both to the Palm Sundays and to the Good Fridays of the Church in every part of the world The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is the Pontifical arm for gathering alms througt~out the world for the 13S,000 missionaries. When we are dealing with something as Spiritual as the extension of the Kingdom of God on earth, people cannot be asked to give what they have before they have given what they are. Giving is o consequence of being. When the heart is given to the Lord, it is easier to extend the hand; but it is very hard to open the hand with o gift when the heart is closed. If the heart-gift to the Sacred Heart is sincere, the hand- gif will follow. St. Paul developed this thought when he was tak- ing up a collection for the persecuted and starving Jewish Converts of the Church of Jerusalem. He told the people of Corinth how generous the faithful of Macedonia were: "And their gift went beyond our hopes; they gave their own services to the Lord which meant, as God willed, to us." St. Paul says that they were so poor that it was impossible to ex- pect much from them, but they gave far more than expected because they hod already given themselves to the Lord. WASHINGTON BACKGROUND U.S. @ By Norton Krause Herzfeld,possibility of "going back" to When Walter Heller, chair-Ithings as they were before. man of the President's Council Canada. England and Western of Economic Advisers, t o I d Congress recently that "an eco- nomic upturn would be only the beginning, not the end of the solution to our economic prob- lem," he was not minimizing the present recession. Rather he was emphasizing the fact that this recession was built upon an economy that had never ful- ly recovered from the 1958 re- cession, an economy faced with problems very different from any previous ones. This has been manifest in a slow economic growth rate incapable of pro- ducing the nearly four million new jobs needed every year for the U.S. labor force, and in a high rate of unemployment which has remained higher af- t e r every postwar recession despite apparent economic re- cover:/. When production recovered from the 1949 recession, the un- employment rate was still over 5 per cent. After the 1954 re- cession it was 4.2 per cent. Af- ter the 1958 recession it was 5.9 per cent. Today the over-all un- employment rate is approaching 7 per cent, anal a good deal of this is that hard core of chronic unemployment that has been developing for 10 years. Only since the end of World War II have economists identi- fied this long term unemploy- ment as a separate phenome- Europe, all mature, high-con- sumption economies, have the same problems. England recog- nized this special unemployment problem back in the Thirties and has since attempted to deal I w]th ]t on a national basis by retraining and shifting jobless workers, and by trying to push industrial development in the stricken areas. Success has been rather limited, especially in try- ing to keep new industry from overcrowding Southern England. The European Coal and Steel Community has moved workers across national boundaries, with Italian workers, for instance, moving to Belgium and Ger- many where jobs were avail- able. Two alternatives always ap- 3ear: moving the workers to the economy. Causes of these funda- mental alterations include auto- m a t i o n a n d technological change, migration and decen- tralization of industry, depletion dst l with $200 million available :for loans and grants for public works, $7.5 million for technical assistance such as 'studies of area assets and possibilities, and $10 million for subsistence pay- ments to worker~ while they are being retrained. The loans for new plants must be shared equally between urban and rural areas. Right now there are more than 100 urban areas which will qualify, and rural areas haven't been counted up yet. This much capital divided up that many ways will not amount to very much. Hence, while needed, this aid is not going to solve the problem. Mobility of workers will un- doubtedly have to be increased in coming decades, and this means that they must be able to move from one community which has been quite satisfac- tory to them to another which is equally satisfactory, at ]east in such fundamentals as hous- ing, schools and community fa- cilities. New social and psychol- available jobs, or moving new jobs to available workers. Nei- ther solution is a simple one, however. New or relocating in- dustry may need raw materials, a trained labor force, commu-' n i t y facilities, transportation and water supply. Some indus- t r i a l enterprises also want cheap labor and no labor unions. PRINCETON, N. J. --(NC)-- Relocation for workers may l Some 270 students, faculty and mean giving up homes and cam-] administrative members of the munity ties, moving children Princeton Theological seminary from schools loss of job senior-here have signed and sent to ity, acquiring new job skills. ]Congress a petition opposing Studies have shown that the' any form of Federal aid to non- greatest concern of workers non. They call it structural un- who must relocate is housing, employment because it is caus- but all such change is a hard- ed by structural changes in the ship. T H E ADMINISTRATION's program for federal aid to de- pressed areas is designed prin- cipally to bring new industries and jobs to areas of chronic un- of resources, changes in con- employment. It is a very modest sumer demand, relocation of effort which seems to be based d e f e n s e facilities and basic~primarily on the English exper- changes in defense r e q u i r e-Jience, and its effects will be ments, and shifts in internation-|limited. al trade, Once these changes/ The bill would set up an Area take place there is very little'Bedevelopment Administration Jesuit and Mason to Debate obtained permission from hls religious superiors to accept the challenge. The debate will take place in what French Ma- sons call "a white meeting," or closed session in the lodge. Father Riquet hag given the Lenten conferences in Notre Dame cathedral here. the most celebrated annual series of ser- mons in France. He was a pris- oner in a nazi concentration camp during World War II. PAR1S--(NC) -- Freemasons from throughout France a re expected at the masonic lodge of Laval to hear a celebrated Jesuit take Up a Mason's chal- lenge to debate the Catholic Faith with him. The Mason threw down his challenge publicly: "I defy a Catholic priest to come and justify his belief in a debate a! the Masonic lodge! The Rev Michel Riquet, S.J. a SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL Fresh Air Heater--2 Visors--Air Foam Cushions --- Permanent Anti-Freeze -- Deluxe Eel Air { Type Steering Wheel induce you te buy now so we con stnrt 1961 off with e hun / I .i.c t $ 409i I $ iel $1998! BACHRODT .f Structu anges ogical problems will arise that[derdeveloped areas are still be- Chilean copper miner and tht must be faced. Education must be widened and improved to enable unskill- ed workers to obtain skills they will need in a society where automation and technological changes make increasingly high demands on their abilities and knowledge. A higher level of education may also help them cope with increased mobility. WHAT IS required now is the raising of this country's sub- standard housing, education, transportation and public facil- ities, rather than emphasizing higher and higher standards where they may already be very high. R a i s i n g substandard wages and thereby increasing consumption in this "have not" group is also necessary. If this is not done, this ob- server believes that we may be witnessing the beginning in this country of a society where the poor will become poorer while the well-off become more well- off, just as generally through- ant the world the people in un- Oppose Aid to Non-Public Schools committee of six students, has been sent to Rep. Adam Clay- ton Powell of New York, a Pro- testant minister who is chair- man of the House Education and Labor committee which handles ~ Federal s c h o o 1 aid legislation. Copies of the peti- tion w e re sent to all other members of Congress. Fifty Protestant denominations The petition declares its op- and 30 foreign countries are position "to any form of gay- represented in its student body. ernmental aid to private or The petition, drafted by a parochial education." WEEKEND PASTOR--Father Albert F. Pereira, pastor of St. John's church, Leesburg, Vs offers Mass at the Middleburg (Va.) Community center near President Kennedy's weekend re- treat, Glen era. When the President attends Mass at Middle burg, Father Pereira becomes the President's pastor. A native of Portugal, Father Pereira said that he looks upon his preach- ing at a Mass which the President attends as a wonderful op- portunity. 40,000 Calls on Telephone Syracuse, N. Y. --- Forty thou- sand calls a week are placed to a local telephone number for spiritual advice and comfort. Callers who dial GRanite 4- 4261 hear a recorded message provided by the Franciscan Apostolate of the Telephone at the headquarters of the Conven- tual Franciscan Fathers. The telephone apostolate has operated on a 24 hour schedule "MAVERICK" "k JAMES GARNER ")c JACK KELLY Channel 13 WREX-TV Always the Finest Permanents VIOLA'S BEAUTY SHOP Hair Cutting Tints Evening Appointments PHONE WO 24634 1139 Revell Ave. Rockford 3 Big Locations 330 S. Church WO 3-8421 1515 Kishweukee we 5-8681 2643 11th St. we 2-3705 since last October. It uses, eight telephone lines. The recorded messages are changed daily. They range wide- ly in topic and treatment from serious themes to light humor. Father Dunstan McDermott, 0.F.M. Cony said the peak loads come at 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. The fewest calls are placed on Monday. As a result of the success of the local project, he said, simi- lar telephone apostolates are conducted at five other Conven- tual Franciscan houses in other cities. Generosity follows spirituality. Giving follows grace. When self has been yielded to the Lord all of Christ. Hence our problem is not to get people to give; to get peop,e to consecrate ,hemse,ves to God I !1 ill ROO |NG I We teovethe"give"compaigntothesecularw9rld I,thru." ]l Ill I where the giving is first. We want to spiritualize " you; then you will give to the Society for the Propa- I PARIS AUTOS OS.O, Ill Far'A I/I I gotionoftheFoith. We cannotbeexpectedtosacri- [ P llgr Sc:RUe O ' SienR:o]fi::8' rice for the Cause of Christ in Africa or Asia until i,u P ' SINCE 1931 a we first love Him Who died for Africa and Asia. I SINcE 193, II Q ~o~ ~o~. cost I/I A ~,ic, I I 1231 S. Main RackferdIll umper //J Rockford, IllimeisJ' i ,"5 " : FIFTH WEEK OF LENT Dear Monsignor Green: ! am enclosing $ as a SPECIAL LEN- TEN SACRIFICE for the Home and Foreign Missions of our Holy Fother. Name The Thriftiest, Most Beautiful Food Stores In The Rockford Diocese Lecetlees: ] a LOVES PARK ROCHELLE a ROCKFORD STERLING a ELGIN a DIXON AURORA a WOOD5TOCK MORRIS CRYSTAL LAKE FREEPORT DEKALS * ST. CHARLES OREGON ROUND LAKE CARPENTERSVILLE Remember This Number Dial 2-6685 PLUMBING & HEATING CO. 111 S. Court St. Address City or Town Zone State, Make checks payable to: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith 507 Avenue B Sterling, I11. The Missions depend even on the smallest gift! coming poorer w h i I e the wealthy nations are becoming wealthier. To keep such a ~u]f from developing, the laundry workers and migrant farm workers and dimestore clerks who make less African cocoa farmer must bQ enabled to buy the products of the Arab oil refinery-workeF and the Danish dairy 'farmer. :How this can be accomplish. ed remains to be seen, but it goes to the heart of structural than $1 an hour will have to be unemployment, and is likewise a enabled to buy the products of key to greater national and ill- the auto worker and the con-[ternationa] economic growth. struction worker who make $31 (Copyright, 1961 The CatholiG [ an hour. lnternntional]y, too, the Reporter) Archbishops Given the Pallium VATICAN CITY--(NC)-- The Philadelphia at the secret con- pallium, s.~nbol of the Iulness sistory on March 16. Arch- of episcopal jurisdiction which bishop George Flahiff of Winni- archbishops share w i t h the peg -- whose appointment had Pope, has been conferred on 11 been made public only the pre- archbishops- among them the vious day--was also given the new Archbishops of Pbiladel-pallium. phia and Winnipeg. The pallium was also con. His Holiness conferred pallia ferred on Archbishop Agostino --circular bands of white wool, Saba. whose promotion to tb~ to be worn over the shoulders Archbishopric of SassarJ, Sat- outside thes other vestments- dinia, was announced at the on Archbishop John J. Krol of same consistory. Let Laymen Help in Council VIENNA -- (NC) -- Austria's Bishops are suggesting to the Holy See that laymen be given a greater part in preparing for thg Second Vatican Council. They announced this in a statement following their an- nual spring conference. "In a petition addressed to those responsible for preparing the Second Vatican Council, the Austrian Bishops will request that lay experts be called upon in larger measure to partici- pate in preparatory work for the council," t h e statement said. According to an authoritative report, the Bishops' petition asks t h a t laymen be put to work on the Preparatory Com- mission for the Lay Apostolate and in the Preparatory Sec- retariat~o r Communications Media. New Seminary for Pope's Diocese BERGAMO, Italy -- (NC) -- there are 711. he said= As a re- Bergamo, home diocese of Pope sult the diocese is building a John which used to suffer from the lack of seminarians, now needs more room in its semi- nary. Bishop Giuseppe Piazzi of Bergamo has reported that in 1957 there were 472 students at- tending the seminary. Today new seminary to handle the overflow. The Bargain0 diocese h ~ s 629,000 Catholics in :414 parish- es. 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