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VoL XVI--No. 15 Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese ROCKFORD, APRIL 14, 1961 10 PAGES O O "I WILL NOT LEAVE ORPHANS." (John 14-18) But what THIS LITTLE GIRL IS BOTH sister and mother to the babyconcrete provision did Our Lord make not to leave orphans she is carrying. She not only must provide for herself but for such as this? 1. He made us "other Christs" by Baptism. 2. He the baby as well. A sacrifice to The Society of the 'Propagation inspired sacrifice by making the center of worship the Mass. of the Faith will relieve the burden of one so young. 3. He made his Vicar on earth establish the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to gather your material sacrifices. RT ? P S H S P 55 MI , STERLING -- The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, Bishop of Rock- ford, will preside at the second diocesan day of Christian Rural Living Sunday, April 23, at New- man Central C a t h o 1 i c high school. The Spring Ceremony, consisting of the blessings of soil and seed brought in by the Peo- ple, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and the out- side blessing of livestock and farm machinery, will begin at 12:30 p.m. from an NCCW institute in Washington, D.C for national chairmen, and she will speak on "The Role of the Woman in Our Rural Homes." The Rev. William Boland, pas- tor of St. Patrick parish in Dixon, will direct the discussion program, assisted by the Rock- ford Diocesan Director of Rural Life, the Rev. Clement Petit, pastor of St. Charles parish in Hampshire. The Rev. John G. Weber Joseph Meisner NEW ADDITION TO SEMINARY--This new $410,000 addition to St. Joseph seminary at St. Charles, completed in September, 1960, will be dedicated Sunday, April 16, with a solemn bless- ing by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane. The new addition contains six classrooms, a gymnasium The need for complete and up. to their motto, Friendship,[otherwise it is not fulfilling its Bishop Lane thanked the For- Seeking a channel to work for and a dormitory The seminary is under the direction of the Servants of Mary of St. Joseph thorough Catholic orientatio~l for Unity, Charity. . [purpose." esters for supporting the pro- improved conditions in rural Province -" organizations participating in the ' There are times when Cath-I First Requirement grams of the diocese. He men- communities, Meisner joined the " ' life of the church was emphasiz- olic groups exist which have lit-] Referring to the requirements tinned especially their contribu- staff of NCRLC four years ago. Nk T A I 1 D, a ' ~ /"N Since then he has traveled over [~[]t~[~r /~dr~/fn Iltl#tlll tdl ,qtlIWIFFI1YIflI'V ed by Bishop Lane in a recent fie more than a name to distin-lfor membership in the Women's tions to the fund for the educa- 150,000 miles meeting members I, KJ ,T ~. J.IL.ALK.~[ L~IcJL~.W.m-L ~,l ~, ~L.~,w L.m -.L.m.~,l m j talk to the Diocesan Conference[guis~ them from non-Catholic[Eatholic Order of Foresters, the tion of seminarians and their of Church and secular organiza-I of the Women"s Catholic OrderIgroui~s. In fulfilling your purpos-IBishop said, "The first, thing participation in the project I his sermon iv- es and living up to your motto,[ that is required of you is that which has been given to all worn- tions dealing with the informa- ~ ~ ~ 1 1 /-N "l of Foresters n ' ' g " ' ' h Din tional, legislative and spiritual II I- 1 .c oo ,r l d ~ rt n rtrl d]h~ ~r en in St. Mary church, Sterling, you must be led to serve God[you be good Catholms. Your ens groups through t e - ' - J[qJP (] l.JJl~ 1[~,qL[ q P [1 ---! 1-LlqbL on Sunday, April 9, BishOp Lane and the church wholeheartedly.[ whole concern should be for the cesan Council of Catholic Worn- program of the Natmnal Catho L'm)L'~ ] 4 V told delegates from the dourts of It is expected of every Catholic[ service of God and your love for len, the attendance at daily li.c Rural Life Conference. i the Diocese of Rockford that[organization that it advance the[one another will follow natural-'Mass by at least one repr-esenta- Role of Womeg~ ST CHARLES -- The n e w versicle "Emitte" and two Solemn Benediction of t h e r h 1 " tlve of each family each day they must in a Catholic way, livetcause of Christ and His chu c ,t Y. ' ' Another panel speaker will be $410.000 addition to St. Joseph prayers IBlessed Sacrament will then be " . Day's Program Mrs. Ambrose Hermes of Rock Minor Seminary will be solemn- The bishop will then intone the I given by the bishop. "mill" I"T 1 1= '3 -- !" The diocesan conference this Falls, chairman of the Commit- " " ' r Ivu - HOCllWaH u--es[s Lona year began with registration initee on Rural Life for the Rock-ly blessed and dedicated by the antiphon Asperges lvie' and The Ve y Rev. Thomas M. ,t.~JL*.~. .L.L ~ ~ the old Newman high school at ford DCCW, and recently ap-:Most Rev. Loras T. Lane here proceed around the seminary Ferrazzi, general consultor, will tJ "-~"" ' 9 a.m. Workshops were held in pointed national chairman of the Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Fol- blessing the different rooms af- be the deacon and t h e Roy. /-~ ~| "~ CI,1 ~ 1 the same building from 9 to 10:3(} Rural Life Committee of NCCW. lowing the ceremonies an open ter which he will return to the Benedict M. Rori, O.~M prior Mrs Hermes has lust returned house w~ll be held for the publm emlnar on ,IlUrCll ;Dcnool 2kill f c OWe,bYele~a?tedn S~ " and a droner" will' be served for" main chapel for the prescribed of St. Dominic, will be the sub- " " prayers deacon Master of ceremonies ' . . . Bishop Lane ' the visiting clergy. Placing Crucifix will be the Rev. Francis J. M0-, I CITY N J (NC) A Cathohc educatmnal expert ment bmef has opened the door ATLANT C -- -- . . . ~ roas~ oee~ omner was serv- The new addition, completed The procession will" then be roney. has suggested a national citizens' seminar to thresh out the to the question ol conshtutmn-ed in St Mary auditorium fol in September of 1960, consists reformed and to the h y m n The seminary, established in question of Federal aid to church schools. Msgr. Frederick G. Hochwalt, director of the National Catholic amorphosis" as a result of a Welfare Conference education government brief which sought department, urged that one of to put grants and loans on the t h e country's private founda- tions sponsor a two-week meet- i n g of lawyers, educators, churchmen and others to dis- cuss the controversial issue. Msgr. Hochwalt also suggest- ed that efforts to secure federal loans for private schools b'e dropped in favor of an attempt to obtain outright grants. Private Suggestion Only He stressed, hvwever, t h a t his suggestion was a private one and was not made in his official capacity. The Monsignor said :his think- ing on the issue of aid to church ~chools had undergone ~ "met- same constitutional footing. The administration brief, pre- pared by t h e Department of Health, Education and Welfare and made public in late March, o p p o s e d on constitutional grounds both across-the-board loans and grants .to church-re- lated grade and high schools. Msgr. Hochwalt said the brief held that the same 'constitution- al principles apply to both loans or grants to church schools. Grunts, Not Loans "This has shifted the empha- sis to grants, since the same principle is seen as ;applying ~to both," he said. "The govern- ality all the way. It has advanc- ed my thinking " Msgr. Hochwalt took this stand during a press conference at the 58th annual convention of t h e National Catholic Educa- tional Association and during a nationally' televised debate on the issue of aid to c h u r c h schools. He disclosed that the Nation- al Catholic Welfare Conference had called a meeting of legal authorities to prepare a state- ment for Senate education sub- committee hearings April 17 and 18 on a bill to give loans tJ private schools. He said advice on the con- stitutionality of o6tright grants will be sought from the consti- tutional law authorities at the planned NCWC meeing. lowed by election and installa- of six classrooms, including a "Vexilla Regis" will proceed to 1937, is located in Valley View the place where the crucifixis i tion of next year's officers. A class of new Forester candi- dates, "The Josephine Weigl class" was also initiated. New Officers Newly elected officers for next year are: Mrs. Florence Nicklas of Elgin, president; Mrs. LeRoy iClark of Rockford, vice presi- dent; Mrs. Caroljeanne Fay of Elgin, recording secretary, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dowting of Free- port, treasurer. Mrs: Mildred Bradley was named new WCOF representative on the DCCW board, and Mrs. Mary McCor- mick was presented a plaque in recognition of two years as presi- dent. Next year s convention will be held at St. Joseph, Elgin, the first Sunday after Easter. 7 Bishop Lone Tuesday, Apr": 18 7:00 p.m.--Marmion Military kcademy, A u r o r a. Annual Bishop's Burse Night--Dio- :esan Serra Clubs. physics and chemistry lab, a gymnasium and dormitory. The present buildings accomodate 125 students under the direction of the Servants of Mary (Ser- vite Fathers) of St. Joseph prov- ince. Procession to Chapel Ceremonies will begin with a Thursday, April 20 6:30 p.m. -- Hotel F a u s Rockford. Annual Bahquet of the Catholic Woman's League of Rockford. Sunday, April 23 8:45 a.m. -- St. Stanislaus, Rockford. Cornerstone C e r e- mony for the New Church. 12:30 p.m.--Newman central Catholic H. S Sterling.Dioce- san Christian Rural Life Day. procession to the main chapel with Bishop Lane being escort- ed by an honor guard of ~emi- narians, clergy and Fourth De- gree KnigIYts of Columbus. The processional--'Ecce Sa- cerdos Magnus" will be sung by the seminary choir as will the ?Veni Creator" which the bish- op intones on arriving at the high altar of the chapel. Fol- lowing this the bishop sings the to be placed. After this the bish- op will bless the seminary and all present. on Route 25 between Elgin and St. Charles. The Very Rev. Ray- mond M. LaBate, OS.M is rec- tor and master of students. In This Issue World News 2] Necrology 7 On The Lighter Side 2 TV Movie Guide 7 Meet The Clergy 3iDoris Answers Youth 8 Requiescant 31Hi School News 8 Mission Column 51Family Clinic 9 Coming Events ~tFor Teens 0nly : 9 Women's Page 61St. Vincent's Jottings $ Catholic Charities 71Boylan Photo Feature 1@ National Program Meisner found many of" the families seeking public welfare in city neighborhoods were often new arrivals from low income farm areas and smaller rural communities lacking sufficient employment opportunities. S P National Spokesmen " Special Displays 1 Immediately following the Special displays from parishes I ~ ceremony national spokesmen throughout the diocese will beI,I|~ld[~d~:~]r]J | will discuss changing times af- set up, and young people will be[ ~'~.~t~,t.~t.~,~ fecting our cities, towns and present with displays of their[ rural communities. Highlighting work in 4-H, Scouting, Future~r'~ ]-]} ~ the afternoon panel will be the Homemakers and Future Farm-[|~'~ n[~, ~:~] ~] Rev. John George Weber, ex- ers. All families of the diocese]"L'u" ~.-v ~, pxE ecutive secretary of the National! are invited to attend. Lunch| Catholic Rural Life Conference can be obtaine.d for a small fee] ELGIN -- Arrangements are V. F Asst. Priest: the Revs. who will speak on "National for those who wish to come[now be~.g completed for the,W. L Bradley and H. M: Schry- Farm Organizations and the early. Reservationsare not[ annum ~mcesan n.~g r.~cnooi or, ~eacons.o~ nan or; me very NCRLC " " needed - [lwusic ~esdval wnlcn Will rake r~ev. ~t. d. Wahl, ~eacon; xne -~'-~'-' " " ~ nd " Iplace this year on Thursday, Rev. W. C. Robert Subdeacon; I tamer weoer was oorn a 1~ I v "~ " IVIorone and . ~pru z~tn. ann me tte . ~. o. y raised on a farm mnorthwest N ~[} S r e d ' I I e cholarshtp I The nroaram fo th ay will B. J. Mullane, masters of cere- A Kansas ann serveo as pastor m -- -" - -- r " ' " E A begm w~th the Most Rev. Lo as momes several pamshes of the dlocesel C A R P ENTERSVILL -- ] r' ~ le n Pan " z~ane one mg a ~o m I of Salina before his release a[new scholarship fund for all[. ~ ~ ,*" Director of Arrangements lyear ago by Bishop Frederick[eighth graders in St. Monical e Ca at' g: 'a ary cnurcn Sermon at the Mass will be Freking of Salina to assist the] parish is now being offered by] " ' " ~iven bv the Rev Robert E [~lprogram of NCRLC on a full-lthe sodality of the parish which[ .-~ Pr~ grmn At 2 P.M ,~hneid~,r, superintendent of St. TH l ~[time[ basis Father Weber had[isl] holding a card and bunco[ ~omowlng me ~aasp, mncn Edward Central Catholic hi=h revlousl, served as diocesan art Sunda,April 30 at 71will be served in St. Edward = h,~ hor= ~t, ,~ent= from ~+ " P Y P Y Y director of rural life. Within the p.m. in the church hall to raiselcafeterm after which a brief re- Edward will act as minor rain- [past few weeks he has address-[money for the fund. |hearsal will be neia m me gym- isters. led gatherings in Colorado, Examination for the scholarqnasmm Nebraska Iowa, Mmsoum and ship will be held ~t St. Edward[ P g " . The musical ro ram will be ~rrangemems mr me mumca~ Minnesota. ~high school in Elgin Saturday[gin at2 p.m. with approximate ~ d;$:d~b?es.P~:ra~. a~es~uem~? I m o r n i n g, April22,at I01 ly 900 hign scnoot smaems m J ' E I ~u~ure ol l ou~n / . . I five bands .one orchestra and tion, O. b. F Fresmem oz me O'CLOCK, " ' I Also speakmg on the afternoon/ Those interested in the schol-[nine choral groups combining Rockford DmcesTMun~ ~fd::: Ipanel will be Joseph Meisner, a r s h i p should contact Mrs.[ their talents for the presenta- l~auonal bamouc s / [NCRLC field secretary, who will Peterson before Friday, Aprill tion. :ors Assn. Ideal with the place of our youth 21 The telephone number is[ Officers of the Mass will be: The Public is cordially invited A Ion the farm and in our smaller Htk 6-7641 [The Rt. Re' P. L. Kennedy, ;o be present. [towns and cities in a talk on " " , ["What Is the Future of Our [Youth?" [ Mr. Meisner comes from a [farm near Springfield that has [ been owned and operated by his [family nearly 90 years. He re- T [ceived a degree in economics THIS IS A PICTURE OF TRUE HUNGER. The sores on the land administration from St. child's face are the result of malnutrition. The Holy Father s [Louis university, Mo and then I50,000 missionaries care not only for the bodies but also for,i[spent four years in Catholic wel- souls of such children. Through your sacrifice to The Society [ -[[fare work amid families in for the Propagation of the Faith you too can contribute to their [ |[downtown city slums. During those same years he was active care. in the Catholic youth program.