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News Section--Page 6A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, April 16, 1950 The For The Propagation Of The Faith DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: REV. THOMAS S. GREEN 442 Highland Ave., Dundee, III. The Popes And The Missions Native Clergy: Let us recall to your attention how important it is that you build up a native Clergy. If you do not work with all your might to ac- complis~ this, We maintain that your apostolate will be not only crippled, but it will prove to be an obstacle and an impediment for the establishment and organization of the Church in those countries. We are more than willing to ad- mit and recognize that in some places steps have been taken to ov- ercome this obstacle by the erec-! tio~ of seminaries in which native you;.ns of good promise are duly in- structed and prepared to ascend to the dignity of the Priesthood, and to instruct in the Christian Faith those of their own race; neverthe- less We are still at a great dis- tance from the desired goal. You remember the complaint of Benedict XV in this matter: "It is a matter of sorrow that there are regions to which the Catholic faith was brought centuries ago, and where nevertheless you do not find a native clergy except in an in- ferior condition; that likewise there are some peoples who have been converted long since and who have emerged from barbarism and have attained such a degree of civ- ilization that they produce men of standing in all the various civil arts and although they have been under the salutary influence of the gospel and of the Church for cen- turies, have not yet been able to produce a bishop to rule them, nor priests whose teaching should have weight with their fellow citizens." Perhaps, sufficient attention has never been paid to the method whereby the gospel began to be propagated and the Church of God to be established all over the world. PIUS XI Status Of Church In Red Ch'na Still Varied Hang Kon~" --(NC)-- Reports from different parts of communist China continue to give a varied picture of the status of the Church there. Missionariesin some areas report comparative freedom; those in other areas receive only a cold ~toleration; still others are subject to the stiffest restrictions. The varied treatment of the Church is all the more confusing because it is reported that the cen- tral government at Peiping has issued comparatively tolerant in- structions to all local governments on how the Church and religious groups should be treated. According to the instructions the local regimes are to permit free- dom of religious activity; are for- bidden to seize religious property or may requisition it only with the consent of the religious authorities, and must restore to the proper re- ligious authorities those properties which have been seized. The opinion expressed here is that local authorities are still act- mg very independently of the cen- tral communist regime and inter- pret central directives as they wish. "Rerum Eccle.siae" Latest reports continue to confirm = ............ -~ ~ ....... --~ : :::~::_- ...... - ......... ~ the opinion that the Church fares 56 To Receive First Communion In Aurora Parish Aurora--At the 7:30 a. m. Mass Sunday, April 16, 56 boys and girls of St. Nicholas school will re- ceive First Holy Communion. Sis- ter M. Fredella, O.S.F., has pre- pared the children for reception of this Sacrament. The following children are mem- bers of this year's class: Thomas Adams, Theodore Anderson, Law- fence Asselborn, James Bank, Don- ald BerBer, Dale Beyer, Elaine Bil- len, Gerald Blassage, Bernard Bow- ker, Joyce Brumme], Charles Campbell, Sylvia Christoffel, Ju- dith Clawson, Douglas Clementz, Kenneth Didier, Michael Eckle, Mary Kay Flynn, Gene Franzen. Nancy Gengler, Manuel Guzman, James Hankes, Richard Hastert, George Hesch, Diana Hilger, Judy Holst, Sandra Hera, Judy Ann Kelly, Marilee Kartheiser, Donald Laver, Darlene Ledger, Ralph Lewis, Patsy Mateas, Freddie Mar- tin, James McGray, Patsy McCue Frank Medernach. lano Dunne Motor Sales Authorized Ford Dealer Official Tire Inspection Station Chicago Motor Club Service 204 West Main St., Piano, Illinois John Dunne, Proprietor Religious Sterling Rosaries Gold Plate and Sterling Medals Bride and Bridegroom Prayer Books HUNTER G. CUTTING ROCKFORD TRUST BI,DG. ROCKFORD | BLUE gIRDS DIAMONDS $25 a~d Up CARL LINQUIST Jewelry, $11vee 1137 BroadWay, Rockford Sharleen Medernach. Thomas Meredith, Roberta Meszaros, Ken- neth Nagel, Judith Pulfer, Joseph Reier, Patrick Riordan, William Russ, Genevieve Ryan, Mary Schaefers, Kenneth Schuler, Janet Schweisthal," Karol Stankus, Carla Stephenson, Richard Thibert, Don- ald Thill, Jackie Turner, Janet Zeno and Judith Zeno. The class will rceive First Com- munion from their pastor, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schumacher. In- vesting with the Scapular of J Our Lady of Mount Carmel will take place at the parish church at 2:.?,0 Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Henry M. Schryer, assisting will conduct this service which closes with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Keep Religious Ideals Declares Gen. Eisenhower New York--(NC)--To preserve our Western culture we must con- tinue to teach religion, President Dwight D. Eisenhower of Columbia University has declared here in commending the university for ex- tending its religious education facilities. The broadened Columbia curricu- lum will have 36 religion courses. Among the new ones will be a "Survey of Roman Catholic Theol- ogy," to be taught by a priest- ~cholar whose name has not yet been announced. In making the announcement of the new courses, President Eisen- hewer said: "The understanding as well as the maintenance of West- ern culture and its democratic in- stitutions depends upon our pass- ing on the intellectual ideas and spiritual ideals ofthe Judaea- Christian tradition. "All of this should be commune- cated to students of our day with the same thoroughness of scholar- ship and the same maturity of ap- preach as in other disciplines. As an independent university in a free society can, Columbia stands for the perpetration and the extension in our culture of those spiritugl forces on which a free society ulti- mately depends." Sacred Heart School Presents Program Aurora--On Sunday, April 16, the pupils of Sacred Heart school will present the annual program which provides entertainment for all ages and all walks of life. The kindergarten and first grade pupils will open the program with "Indian Song." "My Rheumatiz," by the second grade, will give all an insight into the inevitable old age period of life. Room Three, in "Love Me Love My Cat," will make all aware of what it means to be at odds with one's neighbor. Fol- lowing a colorful "Butterfly Drill" by the girls of the 5th and .6th grades, the upper grades will be featured in a musical comedy, "Sally In Our 'Alley." best in the big cities and in south- ern China and experiences most re- strictions in the north and in rural areas. Together with reports of repres- sions for the Church in many areas come stories of an increased in: terest in the Church. Some mis- sionaries report the largest num- ber of catechumens and adult bap- tisms in years. The harsh treat- ment accorded the Church in some l areas is said to have increased the ~fervor of many Chinese Catholics. i Missioners state that many form- :ez'lv lax in their faith have now become fervent Catholics. The greatest loss for the Church appears to be among the youth. All children are forcibly indoctz'i- nated in communism and most of them are accepting its doctrines without question. SSCA To Feature Bishop's Family Life Statement St. Louis--(NC)--In keynote talks during the 20th annual Summer School of Catholic Action, the Rev. Hector W. Daly, S.J., a Canadian, will analyze the Novem- ber, 1949, statement of the U.S. Bishops, "The Christian Family," it has been announced here. The Queen's Work, which spon- sors the summer school, has an- nounced the following itinerary: June 12-17, St. Louis; June 26- July 1, Erie, Pa.; July 3-8, Chicago; August 21-26, New York, and August 28-September 2, St. Paul, Minn. After the Chicago sessions, the announcement stated, the facul- ty members will embark on the Sodality pilgrimage to Rome. The pilgrimage will also visit the fam- ous shrines of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Lourdes and Mont- I serrat. The faculty members will return in time to conduct the New York school sessions. Catholics Gain In Holland; Now 38% Of Total Population Amsterdam. Netherlands--- (NC) --The latest census in The Nether- lands shows that there are 3,700,- 000 Catholics, who constitute 38.5 )er cent of Holland's population. In 1930 the Catholic percentage was 36.4. The Dutch Reformed Church numbers 3,000,000 adherents, or 31 per cent; other Protestant denom- inations 937,000 or 9.4 per cent, while 1,600,000 profess no religion at all. A rise was shown by all denom- inations except the Evangelical- Lutheran Church and members of the Jewish faith who dropped from 112,000 in 1930 to 14,000. The no-Churcl~ people rose from 14 per cent in 1930 to 17 per cent this year. Catholic authorities, alarmed over reports that many of the faithful moving to the western provinces and large cities are giv- ing up their faith, are seeking a Building Program To Start At Notre Dame Tile University of Notre Dame as part of its long-range $25,000,- 000 building program, hopes to erect four new buildings during 1950-51, it was announced yester- (Jay by the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame. Father Cavanaugh revealed that the four buildings being contem- )lated in the near future include a new Science building, a Notre Dame Inn, a Liberal and Fine Arts building, and a new student resi- dence hall. Nearly Half Catholics Kobe, Japan--(NC)--With 170 Catholics and 130 taking spiritual instruction out of a total of 650 students at the Jesuit High School in Kobe, nearly half of the student body is substantially Catholic. Ap- plications for the new year which begins this month totalled 350, but Aurora Marmion Alumni To Sponsor Dance Aurora Chapter of the Marmion Alumni association will sponsor the annual Spring Dance Friday, May 12, at St. Andrew's Country club, Route 59. Music will he hy the "Rythm Club Orchestra." Dress is informal. Friends are invited. Tick- ets may be obtained from any ofdh the following officers of the club:~ Ray Reuland, Larry Ambre, C. J. Augsburg, or Dale Wolf. This will bring the total enrollment up to 750 for the new year, an in- crease of 15 percent. EDWIN HOGAN Sewer Contractor. Free estimates cheerfully given on all storm and sanitary sewers and water mains. Office and Yards 750 N. Madison Phone Dial 5-4732 Rockford, III. of these only 150 could be accepted. i .............................. SCHOENING Painting and Decorating Contractors PAINTS and PAINTING SUPPLIES COLOR TINTING SERVICE 1606 W. State St. Phone 2-511 Rockford, Illinois S E. 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