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( ( READY TO BECOME SOLDIERS OF CHRIST--Holy Angels church in Aurora was the scene of this photograph taken re- cently as 237 adults prepared to receive the sacrament of Con- firmation from the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane. These ceremonies at Aurora were the sixth in a series of deanery confirmations The Rev. Thomas E. Brady has been appointed superinten- dent of Marian Central Catholic high school, Woodstock. Father Brady, administrator of St. Pat- rick church, Hartland, has been a member of the Marian faculty for the past two years. Pastor Brady, a native of Har- 'Ill attended Loras col- ;go. Dubuque, a n d St. Mary seminary, Baltimore. After his ordination in 1954 he served as assistant at St. James Pro-Ca- thedral, Rockford, until 1958. At that time he was assigned to graduate studies at the Univer- sity of Notre Dame where he obtained a Master's Degree in education. Father Brady succeeds the Rev. Eugene C. Baumhofer who h~s b e e n superintendent at Marian since it opened in 1959. Father Baumhofer is pastor of St. Mary church, McHenry. Presently the enrollment of Marian is 580. Seven hundred ~tudents are expected in Sop- The Rev. Thomas C. Brady tember. The school is staffed by Sisters of the Holy Cross, in addition to diocesan priests and lay faculty. In This Issue OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS The Reverend Francis E. McDonnell to be Chaplain of Mercy zille Sanitarium, Aurora. The Reverend Cletus A. Anger to be Assistant at Saint Monica's Church, ~arpentersville. The Reverend Harold L. Nilges to be Assistant at Holy Angels Church, Aurora. The Reverend Earl A. Ambre to take graduate studies. The Reverend Thomas C. Brady to be Superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock. The Reverend Philip E. O'Neil to be Assistant, pro tern, at St. Flannen's Church, Harmon. The Reverend Adolph H. Weideman to be Assistant at Saint John the Bapist Church, Johnsburg. The Reverend Leo J. Barrel to be Assistant at Saint Anne's Church, Dixon. The Reverend Robert C. Williams to be Assistant at Saint Laurence Church, Elgin. The Reverend Philip L. Kennedy to be Assistant at Saint Nicholas Church, Aurora. The Reverend William J. McHugh to take graduate studies. The Reverend James J. Griffin to be Assistant at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Crystal Lake. The Reverend Thomas F. Caughlin, newly ordained, to be Assistant, pro tom, at Christ the King Church, Wonder Lake. The R~werend Thomas J. Dempsey, newly ordained, to be As- World News 2[ For Teens Only 9 sistant', Serra Report 2 Theology for Everyman 10 Diocesan Reading Report . 3 Meet the Clergy 10 Washington Background 5 Mission Column 5 Women's Page 6 Coming Events 7 St. Vincent's Jottings 8 Doris Answers Youth 8 Legion of Decency 8 TV Movie Guide 9 m Anniversary VATICAN CITY-- L'Osserva- tore Romano will publish a spe- cial international issue in June to commemorate 100 years of publication of the Vatican City daily. pro tom, at Saint Monica's Church, Carpentersville. The Reverend Harold J. Heineman, newly ordained, to be Assistant, pro tom, of Saint Joseph's Hospital, Elgin. The Reverend James R. O'Brien, newly ordained, to be As- sistant at Saint Patrick's Church, Rockford. The Reverend William P. Staff, newly ordained, to be Assistant, pro tom, at Saint Joseph's Church, Aurora. The Reverend Lawrence M. Urbaniak, newly ordained, to be Assistant at Saint Margaret Mary Church, Algonquin. IS/x A grand total of 1,244 persons officially became "soldiers of Christ" during May in impres- sive adult convert confirmation ceremonies in each of the six deaneries of the diocese. Admin- istering the sacrament on each occasion was His Excellency, the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane. The final total was reached Tuesday, May 30, with the con- firming of 273 adults and con- verts from 17 parishes in the Aurora deanery at Holy An- gels churcL in Aurora at 8 p.m. Besides the 273 confirmed in Aurora, there were 346 confirm- ed in Rockford, 166 in Elgin, 104 in Freeport, 210 in McHenry, and 145 in Sterling. Individual Parish Totals Of these deanery totals, par- ishes with the mostconfirmands were topped by St. Bridget church, Loves Park, which had 76 prepared to take up the cause of Christ. Holy Angels parish, Aurora, was second with 63 can- didates and St, James Pro-Ca- thedral, Rockford, followed with 50. Other individual parish stand- ings among the top ten were: Ss. Peter and Paul, Cary, 40; St. Anthony, Rockford, 37; Our Lady of Good Counsel, Aurora, i 35; St. Patrick, St. Charles, 35; St. Joseph, Elgin, 34, St. Lau- rence, Elgin, 34; and St. Berna-I dette, Rockford, 34. Musical Program One of the highlights of the confirmation ceremonies in each deanery was a well-plan- ned presentation of a musical program during the confirma- neries Y that time 145 persons were con- firmed: Marian Central Catholic high school, Woodstock, was the scene for the fourth in the ser- ies of confirmation ceremonies. Held for the McHenry county deanery Tuesday, May 23. the ceremony saw 210 converts and adults present themselves to the bishop. Final Ceremonies The fifth confirmation event for the Rockford deandry, took place at St. Bridget church in Loves Park, Monday, May 29, with 346 persons receiving the sacrament. The parishes represented at the rites in Aurora, were Sand- wich, Somonauk, DeKalb, Bata- via, Geneva, Elburn and the 11 ~arishes in Aurora. "PEACE BE WITH YOU"--With these words the Most Roy. Loras T. Lane concluded the ceremony of confirmation for one of two persons in Aurora recently who received the sacra- ment in their homes because of illness. Following the private ceremonies at the two homes the bishop proceeded to Holy Angels church where he confirmed 237 adults from 17 parishes in the Aurora deanery. The ceremonies were the last in a series of six deanery rites held during May. (Virginia Fields Studio photo) Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XVI--No. 23 ROCKFORD, JUNE 9, 1961 10 PAGES tions, with heavy emphasis be- I ing laid upon congregational ~ 1 .~ : singing. Each person in attend-II~["~ 1 S I uggesttons ance at the ceremonies receiv-I v ed a printed program with the l words to the hymns that were to[ ~41. IFIow to wome D ' be sung y " In referring to these eventsI - : [ |- I]~it d~r~, Ar~ t'- I in a letter to the priests of theI DIXON -- The Most ~" ,t or ~otrn~h, diocese before the ceremomeslLoras T Lane bisho- of R e v. r~ev. Barnabas L u n d e r g and began: Bishop Lane wrote, ^.n ~n a^~:--,~ Pc, Rock-O.S.B monk of Marmion ab- WASHINGTON--(NC)--Pro- . ~fo,u, w~ u~u~,~ ,~. Anne "bey, subdeacon; and the Rev. testant and Orthodox church these confirmation days should| parish buildings here Sunday, Philip E. O'Neil, assistant pas- groups are telling the Holy See be an, inspiration to all who at- June 11, at 11 a.m. The build- tor of St. Anne, master of core- what they think should be dis- tend. They will testify to the vi- gor of the, Church in the dio- cese and its determination to press forward in the cause of Christ's truth." First In Series First of the deanery confirma- tion ceremonies was held in St. Mary church in Freeport on Tuesday, May 9, at 8 p.m. At that time 104 persons were con- firmed from parishes in Jo Da- ~viess, Carroll and Stephenson counties. Bishop Lane delivered the ser- mon during the~ ceremony and stressed the benefits of personal sanctification and social respon- sibility in the church .which come from this Sacrament. The second in the series of confirmations was held at St. Mary church in Elgin Tuesday, May 16, at 8 p.m with 1156 can- didates presenting themselves to the bishop. The confirmands were from parishes in Northern Kane and DeKalb counties. Sterling, McHenry Third deanery confirmation was held at Sterling Thursday, May 18, at St. Mary church At i n g s are located at 1100 N. Brinton Ave. Ministers of Mass Rev. Myles F. Callahan, pas- tor af the parish, will assist Bishop Lane during the Pontifi- cal Mass. Two former pastors of St. Anne, the Rev. Clement Caine and the RoT. Rona!d L. French, will be deacons of hon- or. Also assisting at the mass will be: the Rev. Edward J. McIssac, pastor of St. John the Baptist, Savanna, deacon; the Tuesday, June 13:" 9:00 A.M. -- St. Joseph Con- vent, Milwaukee, Wis. Investi- ture of Postulants in the School Sisters of St. Francis. Sunday, Jane 18: 11 A.M. -- St. Nicholas Church, A u r o r a. Centenary Celebration of Parish and Gol- den Jubilee Celebration of the Right Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schu- macher, V. F. monies. Formerly located on N. Dixon iAve St. Anne opened in 1928 with the Rev. Thomas Flynn as pastor. Other pastors have been :the Rev. Joseph Driscoll, now at St. Gall parish, Elburn; the Rev. Clement Caine, later pas- tor of St. Mary, Sycamore, and the Rev. Ronald L. French, now pastor of St. Peter, Geneva. i The Rev. Myles F. Callahan, the present pastor, was ap- pointed to St. Anne from Fulton in March, 1957. cussed at the coming general council of the C~tholic Church. And the Holy See is grateful for these suggestions, says an American priest who is help- ing prepare ~or the council. Father T h o m a s Stransky, C.S.P said the suggestions are coming at the express invita- tion of the Holy See. They are flowing in steadily to the Secre- tariat for Promoting Christian Unity, of which the young Paulist is a staff member. "We have already received m a n y 1960 1 Completed in such suggestions, and we hope The building fund campaign history will say we have used for the new c h u r c h - school building and the rectory-admin- istration building was begun in June of 1959 and construction began in September of that i year. The rectory was complet- ed during the first week of No-i vember, 1960. The church was completed 1 a t e r the same month and the first Mass was offered on Christmas eve, 1960. The new buildings are situat- ed on a 10 acre area purchased for $35,000. The site is one-half mile north of the old location !on N. Dixon Ave. them wisely," he said. Father Stransky spoke at a press conference here (May 31) shortly after arriving from Rome on his way home to Mil- waukee for a vacation. A favorite suggestion of non- Catholics is that the council thresh out the problem of tol- erance: how to reconcile the demands of truth with the rights of those in error. Another suggested topic is the related problem of the Church's status with the State. Still another is the layman's role in the Church. APOSTOLIC DELEGATE AT ELGIN--The Most Rev. Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, D.D apostolic delegate (left), paid Elgin a brief visit Friday afternoon after graduation ceremonies at Mt. St. Mary academy in St. Charles at which he presided and gave the address. He was ac- companied by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, D.D and other church dignitaries. Stepping at St. Edward high school to bestow his blessing on Elgin school children and adults, Archbishop Vagnozzi was presented an Elgin wrist watch which hot was adjusting as this photo was taken. I[Elgin Daffy Courier News photo) ST. CHARLES- The Most! Rev. Egidio Vagnozzi, Apos- I tolic Delegate to the United States, presided and gave the address last Friday morning for the graduation ceremonies at Mt. St. Mary academy. In his address, Archbishop Vagnozzi stressed that Catholic education has to be complete education, including the elemen- tary, the high school and the college levels. The Apostolic Delegate point- ed out to the graduates" that the greatest need of our times is for a greater sense of personal re- sponsibility. They must, he said "bring love and charity to the cause of our civilization." Noting the spread of atheistic communism, the distinguished speaker stated that there will be "no peace, no rest until the evil of commumsm ~s extwpated. Christians must have the deter- initiation to protect their own society, and the greatest weapon is their faith. The graduates were warned that they will find many enemies to" their faith. These enemies will attempt to change their ideas. The mode of attack will not be direct chal- lenge but through the medium of derision. In closing the Apos- tolic Delegaate encouraged the graduates to give their best ef- forts toward bringing about in America a happier and more ~fficient Christia~ country. APOSTOLIC DELEGATE VISITS ROCKFORD -- Most Rev, Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, (third from right), apostolic dele- gate from the Vatican to the United States, Friday made his first visit to Rockford as house guest of the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, (third from left), bishop of the Rockford diocese. Archbishop Vagnozzi was en route to Milwauk~, Wis for the Marquette university commencement. Left to right are Roy. Francis J. Moroney, secretary to Bishop Lane, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Pio Laghi, secretary t~ the apostolic delegate, Bishop Lane, Archbishop Vagnozzi, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis J. Franey, Vicar General of the Rockford diocese; and Very Roy. Raymond J. Wahl, chancellor of the Rockford diocese.