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News Section--Page 8A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, March 26, 1950 m Father Corrigan, baseball coach at St. Thomas high school, has is- sued a call for Ditchers and catch- ers to report for practice. Only five lettermen will be back from last season. Of this number only one is a catcher--no pitchers. Jack Sharkey, 1949 pitcher, suffered a fractured shoulder in basketball and will be unable to play. Dave Stone is the catcher. Other lettermen who will be back for the Tamales are Gene Cleary, Jim Daul, Joe Gulotta, and John Timm. St. Thomas has 13 games on schedule for the season, opening with Durand at home. April 4--Durand . April ll--Belvidere April 18--At Freeport April 21--East Rockford April 25--Aquin May 2--Freeport May 3--West Rockford May 5--At Durand May 10--At East Rockford Housekeeper Wanted Housekeeper wanted--for a priest's home in o small town. Address ap- plication, giving references to, The Observer, Box 479, Freeport, illinois. 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Aquin and Freeport basketball teams were feted at dinner in' the Masonic. , temple with other county i high school teams Dolph Stanley was the speaker of the evening. He is head basketball coach at Beloit college. Coach Glenn Chandler's heavies of St. Anne's, Amboy, won their eleventh straight victory. They de- feated Franklin Grove heavies at St. Patrick's hall, 28-11. The Lights also won from the Franklin Grove, 24-9. Archbishop Addresses French Army Chaplains Paris-- (NC)--Military chaplains are not mere auxiliaries working on the fringe of the Church's activ- ity, but participate in its mission- ary life, Archbishop Maurice Fel- tin of Paris told the convention of l French Army chaplains here. The convention was attended by the Rev. Thomas F. Corcoran, chief! of chaplains of the United States occupation forces in Germany. Father Corcoran is a priest of the Alexandria, La., diocese. Bishop Gabriel Garrone, Coadju- tor of Toulouse, a former chaplain himself, spoke of the practical as- pects of chaplains' work: they should concentrate first on the career officers and men since they would have more influence on re- cruits if they have success in in. doctrinating the career personnel. He emphasized the need for close cooperation with the parish clergy. 35,000 Catholics Listed Copenhagen-- (NC) --There are 35,000 Catholics in the three Scan- d~navian countries, of Denmark Norway and Sweden, whose total population is 16 million. The larg- est group of Catholics in one cen- ter is located here with 9,000. Bishop Theodor Suhr, O.S.B., Vicar Apostolic of Denmark, recently ad- dressed a capacity congregation on Catholic indulgences. A number of Protestants attended. Most Rev. John $. Russell, forme~ pastor of Nativity Church, Wash- tartan, who was consecrated Bishop of Charleston, S. C.o on March 14, in St. Matthew's C~. thedral, Washington. Archbishop Arnleto Giovanl Clcognanl, Apos- tolic D e ! g a t ta the United States, was the consecrator. Co-' consecrators w e r e Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washing. ton and Auxiliary Bishop John $. McNamara of Washington. Photo Clam-Statler. (NC l lwt ) OBSERVE CORONATION ANNIVERSARY A Solemn Mass to commemorate the llth anniversary of the coronation of Pope Plus SIT was held in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, on the campus of Catholic University of America. Bishop James E. Kearney of Rochester preached the sermon. Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, presided at the Mass. Among those participating* were, left to ri~ght: Archbishop Francis P. Keough of Baltimore; Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington; Archbishop Cicognani and I.talian Ambassador Alberto Tarchianl. Photo by Renl. (NC (Photos) Pilgrimage For U. S. Boy Scouts Planned By Group I IJ ' ure Newark, N. J.--(NC)--Correct sex education demands Rev. George M. Dowd the imparting of information as part of a general program of To Lead Youthful education towards purity, the Rev. Walter F. Curtis, theology Pilgrims To Rome professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, N. J., told a Catholic Forum here. New York--A pageant of CaSh- "This requires the formation in the young of a strong olic history from pagan Rome to will, a clear knowledge and a# pure resolve," Father Curtis said. Denies Saying the blessing of His Holiness Pope Of the three elements, he added Plus XII is being prepared for the the "pure resolve" is the most ira- CI S k Catholic Boy Scouts of the United )ortant. Father Curtis said it is arias ee States. inellmbent on the parent to inform S h ! C I It will feature a major youth a child of God's plan. C OO antra Father "Curtis spoke during a Washington---(NC)--Leo Pfef- pilgrimage for the Holy Year, now panel discussion on "Sex Education fer, of the American Jewish Con- being organized by the Catholic and the Parent." Another speaker, greta, has denied reports that he Committee on Scouting under the Joseph P. Dunn, Newark attorney, said a clerical group was seeking leadership of the Rev. George M. said that in law and in history eventual clerical supervision of all parents always have been recog- education in this country. He had Dowd, national director of the cam- nized as the educators of their mittee. While in Rome'the scouts children. He said this view con- been quoted to that effect in a will have camping facilities pro- tinued until the advent of the pub- number of metropolitan newspa- pers. vided by the Catholic Scouts asso- lic school, when the spread of th~ In a letter to the Washington .............. erroneous notion that the school cm~zon o~ Jm~y. 11ney. wu~ san represented the state first and the Post, Mr, Pfeffer said that he was from r~ew xorK on ~ne Imer t, eor- parent second became prevalent, quoted inaccurately, and that a gic on July 13. Mr. Dunn declared that constitu- false impression was given of the ............ ]tionally the parents still have the substance of his remarks March 6 zne scouts wm v]sl~ zne Impor- right to reject efforts of the state at n meeting of the Committee on tant shrines of Christendom, in- to impose school laws which clearly Federal Aid to Public Education in cluding the four major basilicas of exceed the common good. He cited New York. Rome, St. Peter's, St. John Lateran, Oregon's experience of compulsory "I did not charge," wrote Mr. sex education for school children Pfeffer, "that any clerical group St. Mary Major and St. Paul Out- and said parents of Oregon have was seeking domination of public side the ,Walls. They hope to be the right to withdraw their chil- education in this country. I mere- received in audience by the Holy dren from such classes, ly warned that there was a danger that the use of public funds for Father. Other speakers included Dr. sectarian education might ulti-' Elizabeth M. Kelly of the Newark mately result in the disintegration Their itinerary also will pass Board of Education; Dr. Harold of the secular public school sys- through Florenee, Venice, Paris A. Murray, vice president of the tern into a system of public sup- Lourdes, London and Ireland. New Jersey Medical Society; Mrs. ported sectarian institutions as ex- Travel arrangements will be Bernard Degnan of West Orange, ists in the Province of Quebec, N. J., mother of eight children; Canada." made by the American Express- and Mrs. Edward F. Fitzpatrick, Among the speakers at other Catholic Travel League offices, Forum president, sessions of the meeting were Mrs. while inquiries can he made also to Eleanor Roosevelt and Congress- the Catholic Committee on Scout- British Bishop Praises man Graham Burden of North ing here and to diocesan scout Carolina. chaplains and local scout councils Press For Handling Of throughout the country. Catholic School Issue "ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW" Coptic Orthodox Press London--(NC)--Praise for th, Attacks Catholic British secular press in its treat- STATE and CAPITAL ment of the Catholic schools ques- Church Over Suit tion is contained in a pastoral let- THEATRES ter issued by Bishop Edward Ellis Cairo, Egypt (NC) --Repeated of Nottingham. CHARLES HOUSE ENTERPRISES. INC. attacks agams~ t h e Catholic "From my own observation and Church have appeared recently in reports sent to me," he writes, "the the Coptic Orthodox (schismatic) national and local press have given lay press following the end Of the us a very fair, hearing. That this conflict between the Coptic Ortho- should have been done ~or a minor- dox Patriarch Yussab II and the ity, and at a time when every inch lay members of the Patriarchal Ad- of space was in demand, seems to ministration. The National Egyp- me an indication that those respon- J FIREPROOF STORAGE | tian Court ruled in favor of the sible saw our case not as one of[ 715 S. Main Street I Patriarch's claims, defended by partisan importance, but of general Catholic Coptic-Rite lawyer, Yus- principle affecting the well-being of ROCKFORD. ILLINOIS set Cassia Bey. the nation as a whole. Lawyer Cassia Bey's strong de- "Our fight is not just a political fence of the Orthodox Patriarch's msue or a mere struggle for better RECHT-FROELICH rights was described as "a maneu- school buildings and greater state ver of the Catholic Church to win support. We are engaged in a bat- CHEVROLET CO. over to herself the Patriarch and tle for the souls of our little ones clergy of the Orthodox Coptic ~a battle in which Cardinal Minds- 330 South Church at Green St. Church of Alexandria." Lay inter- zenty, Archbishops Stepinac and Phone3-8421 terence in patriarchal matters is Beran and a host of clergy have responsible for the decadence and been ready to suffer imprisonment, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS the many divisions among the mere- torture and death..." bert of the Coptic Orthodox corn- ' munities. This interference is seen VIOLA'S BEAUTY SHOP It PALACEBEAUTY SHOP l as constituting one of the greatest 107 Hull Street II I 171/2 N. 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