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Sunday, June 13, 1948 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Section--Page 5A Washington Letter Hope For Impresses U.S. He Demancls Just Social Reforms And Christian Conscience J. J. GILBERT Washington--A most striking thing about His Holiness Pope Plus XII's name-day address to the Sacred College of Cardinals was, in the opinion of observers here, its note of hopefulness for peace. It was felt that the Sover- eign Pontiff definitely indicated a belief that things will continue to net better throughout the world stead of worse. This was based largely upon the Holy Father's proclamation of 19~t) as a Holy Year, and the language in which he did so. Oc- curing only every 25 years, these twelve-months traditionally bring thousands upon thousands of pil- grims to Rome from all parts of the world. It is felt by observers that His Holiness would not thus have invited great pilgrimages to the Eternal City, unless he were convinced that Italy is firmly set upon the path to stability and re-~ covery. It is felt that he would not have extended an invitation to pilgrims to come from all parts of the world, unless he felt that peace would prevail and that world conditions would not inter- fere with their coming, beginning 18 months from now. Leading up to his announce- ment of the Holy Year, Pope Plus said: "There was a moment when it might have been doubted whether the Eternal City would be mater- tally and spiritually in a position to guarantee a worthy setting to an event of such far-reaching import. But the vigor, the high- mindedness and the strong feel- ing for order, Justice and peace of the people of Rome and of Italy have made such a profound im- pression on the Catholic world as to dispel all doubt and to remove the basis of any fear." This is taken as a clear indi- cation that the Pope believes Italy has made a good beginning toward a real recovery, and that it will continue to follow the path it has taken Observers feel that, with 1950 to look forward to--a time when they will serve as hosts to people from many na- tions-the Romans and Italians will work harder than ever at their own rehabilitation The Holy Father's use of the words "the whole Catholic uni- verse" in making the proclamation of the Holy Year, is taken to indicate that His Holiness confi- dently believes that the people from the whole universe, or at least a very large part of it, will be able to come to Rome on that occasion Therefore, students of such matters say, the Holy Father has shown that he does not look for war in the next two and a half years Delivered on June 2, the first quotations from Pope Plus XII's discourse reached Washington at a time when Congress was really; beginning to worry about the! legislative jam facing it on the eve of the national political con- ventions, as President Truman[ made last.minute preparations i for a trip to the,West Coast, and as political and aiplomatie obser-] vers were still pointing to the lessons to be learned from Rus-I sia's effort to put the United States on the defensive after Am- "bassador Walter Bedell Smith de-~ livar d his now famous "oral ! It was noted here that the Pen-I tiff called for "just and necessary reforms" to be put in effect, and it was observed particularly that he did so in ringing and vigor- ous language. "Now is the mo- ment," the Holy Father said, "when everyone who still trea- sures in the depths of his soul a spark of Christian spirit must ~ake up." The Holy Father said, too, that "this awakening may painfully disturb the smug tran- ~ quility of those to whom the day- Hght of reality points inexorably to sacrifiees and changes to which, " . in their slumben, they had not ; ~ven a thought, and from which , : =+ they can no longer escape." ismsou'W a ! realization of the seriousness of[ the Palestine situation Many who[ had thought of events in the Holy" Land only as a struggle between two factions in a war, were drawn up short by the Sovereign Pen- lift's question: "How could the Christian world look on uncon- cernedly or in fruitless indigna- tion as that sacred ground, which everyone approached with rever- ence most profound, to kiss it with warmest affection, was being trampled by troops of war and bombed from the air.+ Allow the Holy Places to be completely de- vastated ? Reduce the 'great Sepulchre of Christ' to a mass of rubble ?" These and other highlights were at once challenging, even to a Washington in one of its busiest non-war periods. But it is con- :fidently expected that in calmer periods to come, more than one person in the National Capital will study again and again the elo- quent and stirring passages of I this most notable address They will read again the Pen- lift's words that the attitudes, resolutions and acts which result !rom the reawakening he calls for "form the solid front of the Christian conscience which is de- termined at the proper time and place, to put a stop to the ad- vancement of religious nihilism, to the violence of brute force, to the profanation of the person and dignity of man, to the assaults against society or society's mis- deeds." They will ponder the Holy Fa- ther's" plea for the "rescue" +or those persons who have given themselves "a double conscience, for while they pretend to remain members of the Christian com- munity, at the same time they fight as auxiliary troops in the ranks of those who deny God." Such persons, who may have thought they were fooling every- one except those whose chestnuts they were pulling from the fire, were no doubt surprised to hear the Father of Christendom speak of their work as "double dealing," and to say that, sooner or later, they would become "a poisonous tumor in the very bosom of Christianity." Those who are honestly inter- ested in the enthronement of so- cial justice, will read over and over again the Holy Father's ad- monition that "the reconquest of so many wayward and embittered hearts, who have lost the true con- cepts and sound ideas about the world and God and themselves, will depend essentially on the earnestness, loyalty, energy and fairness which all men of right Break Ground For New Convent I National Latin Construction is under way for a new convent at St. Theresa of resus parish, Aurora, and the picture above shows the pastor, the Rev. Charles A. Henkel, turning the first spade of dirt as Sisters, architects and contractor look on. Left to right in the picture are Sister M. Maximime, Sister M. Leonard, Wybie van der Meer, associate architect, Father Henkel, G. P. Molitor, another associate architect, and Arnold Lies, contractor. Upon completion of construction, which is expected about the first of the year, there will be a chapel and 16 rooms for use of the Sisters, who now live in the school building.--Aurora Beacon- News photo. to N o r t h w e s t e r n university's Dyehe stadium at Evanston on July 9 and 10 for the Olympic trials Sports At press time, Muldoon's Dave French was giving a good account of himself in the annual boys' city golf championship tournament be- ing conducted at Ingersoll park in Rockford. Dave led the first day field with a snappy 71 for 18 holes. Final 18 holes were being played as we met our deadline. Training School Chuck Cremer Chaplain St. Mary With books and diplomas safely Guild Speaker tucked away, members of the var- ious high schools throughout the Freeport--The Rev. Robert P. diocese have centered their con- Donovan, chaplain at the Illinois Awards Given Muldoon Students Rockford -- Twenty-eight Mul- doon high school students merited awards in a nationwide Latin con- test held in March, in which all of the Latin students participated. Winners have just been announced. The contest, sponsored l)y the "Auxilium Latinum,' a Latin mag- azine, was based on syntax and translation. The winners are. seniors: Magna Cum Laude, Janaan Laury; Cure Laude, Antoinette Cwynar, Cath- erine Hansen, Patricia Holm, and Mary Jane Kolkmeyer; juniors: Cum Laude, Janet Bohrer, Jeanne Gutzwi]ler, Margaret Kliefoth, Mary Sue Lapinski, Maralyn Mc- Mahon. Patricia Murphy and Na- talie Raethz. Sophomores who won included: Summa Cum Laude, Mary Jane Verona; Magna Cure Laude, Bar- bara Thomas; Cum Laude, Barbara Cole, Louise Colusso, Josephine Gallina, Loretta Kalin, Carol Mc- Kelligott, Therese Murphy and Joan Sachs. Freshmen winners were: Summa Cum Lauds, Louise Fedeli; Magna Cure Laude, Loretta Schobinger and Patricia Roche. Cum Laude, Mary Alice Asprooth, Nellie Cac- ciatore, Christine Gehrt and Mary Ann Jeffries. Rosary College To Conduct U. N. Center For Teachers River Forest, Ill. -- To help teachers in Catholic schools of Illinois obtain information about the United Nations quickly and easily, Rosary college has estab- lished a volunteer educational cen- ter to be operated in conjunction with the U.N. Department of Pub- lic Information. Sister Mary Peter, president, has accepted a United Nations' in- vitation to participate in a nation- wide network of educational cen- ters. Students in the International Relations Club will operate the center under the supervision of Sister Albertus Magn~us, modera- tor. The new project will mean that teachers wishing to know more about the United Nations will have a central clearing-house in their own state to which they can turn for information and study aids as the Rosary college center will be equipped with reference kits of principle will bring to the solu- centration on the different city Training School for Boys, St. United Nations literature for use lion of the fundamental problemS!league races, now in full swing. Charles, will speak following a in answering inquiries about U.N. growing out of the ruin and revo- lution of the war and its after- At Rockford, 14 letter awards supper of St. Mary's Guild of St. organs, activities, ac_comp!i.s.hment.s, were presented to the St. Thomas Mary's parish at 6:30 p.m. Monday [ and publications, in aaamon, 1~ math." nine, a team that gathered 13 vic- evening, June 14, in the parish,will have a limited supply of pup- tortes in 16 starts. 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"tha -re, ant need to[ Aquins Bulldogs came out of main courses of the dinner, guests by stamps for a reply, should be ~.n"~id~v~'~a ~"~ra-r'elaxsea wi I their first attempt at fielding a are asked to bring a dish to share addressed to Sister Albertus Mag- ................... ;/_ __th . . ~ousing, brea~ and work hard ball team m the .hmtory of and their own table service, nus at Rosary college. the school a bit wiser Coach ~ Kienle's crew, although swamped Sistor Winifred Robert Gordon Heads " r" , [by such formidable opponents as ~.,o~lr~ ~e~[s I Rockford's St. Thomas and East Visits Sterling Parents' Association high, managed to survive their ini- ------ ----" . tial year, which is always the hard- Sterling--Sister Mary Winifred, Elgjn-~--The annua, l_ school pl:s . , est. Next year's team should ira- as a sister of the Order of St nets at wing rar~ u. 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