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Sunday, June 13, 1948 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Section--Page llA Christian Groups At U. N. Protest Proposal To Insert Right To Divorce In Declaration Of Human Lake Success, N.Y.--(NC)---An amendment offered by delegate of Byelo-Russia that the right to divorce be in- serted in the Declaration on Human Rights brought quick protests from the delegates of two Christian organizations during the U.N. discussions here of Article 13 in the Declara- tion on Human Rights. The protests were made by A." Vanistendael, representative of the International Federation of Chris- tian Trade Unions, and Miss Cath- erine Sehefer, representative of O Funeral Director FURNITURE UNDERTAKING WALLPAPER and PAINT louis T. Slaymaker HOSIERY DRESS PRINTS O orrlson Funeral Service REYNOLDS' FURNITURE STORE Fmmltm~, Rues, Llnoleums Sewing MnelkMel, Picture Fremlnll UNDERTAKING R~men~ N~ PhOnePhone 227122 Fthv International Union of Catho- lic Women's Leagues. Both or- ganizations have consultative sta- I tus with the United Nations Eco- nomic and Social Council and its Commissions. "If the Commission accepts the insertion of the dissolution of marriage in this text," Mr. Vanis- tendael told the U.N. group, "it must recognize in all fairness an equal right to the Christians for the proclamation of the indissolu- bility of marriage, which is equally valid for men and women, and presents another aspect of equality as to marriage. "Christians, however don't ask such a proclamation because they respect the freedom of conscience and practice a real tolerance. Nevertheless, they require that the same tolerance should bei shown toward them." A declara-! tion of the right to divorce, he said, would take on the aspect of a norm for "moral guidance for individuals and for peoples,"--a norm to which Christians through- out the world could not agree. 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Dairy GRADE A Pasteurized Dairy Products "At Your Store one At Your Door" Pk4me 689 114 N. Peoria St. Gilts And Bequest The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make an acknowledg- ment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the education of worthy young men to the Priest- hood, for works of charity in on ever-broadening field, and for the support of religion in the needy areas of the Diocese. Bequests to the Diocese should be made i~ the legal title: "John J. Boyish, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to an indi- vidual parish should be made in the above title, but with a direc- tive stating filet the bequest be administered for the benefit of the parish. "be offensive to our consciences and contrary to our deepest con- victions of the real freedom, dig- nity and good of individuals, the family and society." State Of Israel Also Special Citation New York--(NC)--Maj. Audrey E. Eban, Israeli representative to the United States, has declined on behalf of the new State of Israel to accept a special citation from The Churchman, independent Prot- estant Episcopal magazine which has been accused of a prQ,-Soviet bias. The citation was refused by Israel to avoid involving "the state of Israel in domestic con- troversial matters." Recently Sec- retary of State George C, Marshall refused The Churchman's annual award because, he said, the mag- azine was not an official publication and it en~aged in world political discussions. Dr. Guy Emery Shipler, editor of the magazine, was one of a group of Protestant ministers and one Protestant layman who visitecr Yugoslavia and reported finding "full freedom of religion" under the Tito regime. The report has been attacked as presenting an incom- plete and untrue picture of re- ligious conditions in the "Iron Cur- tail" country. -ram Even though the citation had been officially refused by Israel, it was accepted by Dr. Israel Gold- stein, formez president of the Zion- ist Organization of America. acting as an "American citizen and a Zionist," at The Churchman's an- nual dinner here. The citation was presented by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam of the New York area of the Methodist Church, who is an outspoken critic of the Catholic Church. Dr. Goldstein accepted the cita- tion in behalf of Israel despite a letter/rein Alfred Kohlberg, chair- man of the American ~Iewish League Against Communism, who had written to him charging that The Churchman had a "pro-So- viet" bias and requesting him to reconsider his acceptance. At the dinner Dr. Goldstein replied to the letter, stating that he felt no bar- rier to registering his personal ap- preciation for the award to Israel. The citation honored Israel for offering refuge to persecuted Jews of Europe and a home to ~]isplaced persons and for its stand for the dignity of man and equality of op- portunity. r Want Church Bells To Ring July 4fh I ~ I New York-- (NC) --An appeal to | tAI U qLAI A IPu P |J| ................... l1 all churches across the nation to I W, n. ~AK," I11 _ ~*~*~"~h~ *" ..... ~ |Jring their bells from 9:55 to 10 I " ~.~~..2:.-.----- Itl Sales---STUDEBAKER--Service Jla.m. on Sunday. July 4, has been J rlAKUWAKI~ Ill Complete Body and Fends; Work i[made here by the American ~=J' MAY'rAG WASHERS |Jl Martin 9utbcmrds l/Heritage Foundation, sponsors of .._ J l the Freedom Train. The Founds- mm ,,--..,-, ,...., ..... ill 90 A,,..I, .- ...... ~ " ..... ~ ...... Ill ~ --'-~__-'" ... l] tzon nas also asked that Jmy mane qDi uI/,On IZh V to & ! z:: Fi,,t Pone :Y, Ill .one ,=, umo,. ,,hIlFourth sermons be de oted discussion of the freedoms enjoyed b ~l~ J by Americans. ' Benk, , ARE You :Ha k Tientsin, China--(NC)--The first City Nat|anal Bank ,-ppo,.-o thue thot me schoo under a h h 1 C t o "c auspices for :' J 16 fm in l,-,n~ In I J J Ven~ die,stun Pelm* I~siblef |]registered nurses in populous Hopei I. . 'n,~ c~n,v ill |]provinee has be~n founded at the J h,d Ill -- II Cathohe General Hospital here ! m ~~ mmmme l I| BUY IIIG~ VOUl ADVt~R~ARS Uland has received the approlmtiou Open Persecution In Red China Subsides; Opposition To Religion Continues, Missionary Writes Pezping, China.--(NC)--The open persecution of the Church by Chinese communists has subsided in recent weeks, but a deep-seated opposition to the Church and all religion continues, according to a letter received here from a mission- ary deep in Red-held territory. believed here to be due to the to the Red excesses against the~ missionaries. To avoid any kind of reprisals the missioner uses pseudonymns for the missions and priests of whom he speaks in the letter. "Anti-religious measures have subsided a bit," the letter says. "Father B. went out bravely and spent Easter at 'Highwall.' But he had to leave the place the same day. Too many Christians crowd- ed to his Mass, and this the au- thorities resented. He is tolerated at 'Oldtown' now, however. "For one month he was able to visit all his Christian units by i night. I hear that he was not seen by any pagans during the whole month. The nights go swiftly: Confessions, a sermon, conversa- tion with the people, Baptisms. Just after midnight he offers Mass. Then he walks a few hours to the next group of Christians, where he finds hiding and sleeps during the day. "The young Chinese priest, Fa- ther C., can circulate more easily, although he was arrested and held for 14 days by the communists. He visits the villages tinder his care quietly and recently visited the city where two priests were exe- cuted last summer. The four Sis- ters there had been without Mass or the Sacraments for eight months. The sacrifices of the Sis- ters have brought about conver- The easing of persecution is wide publicity given recently sions all through the city. The man who killed Father Anthony with an axe at the mob trial has asked with tears to become a Christian. "I am bus~ at the mission cen- ter, but sometimes go to outlying missions. The joy of Christians on seeing a missionary makes us forget any danger in the visit. An old man told me: 'Father, I was here under the Boxers, but their reign of terror was nothing com- pared to this.' It's harder to stand up day after day under op- pression, than with God's grace to meet the direct challenge of martyrdom. "Our principal solicitude is for the youth. We have no schools. All who profess any religion have been removed from teaching posts. Parents who try to teach self- control and exert a good influence are attacked. The youngsters get nothing in school but ideology and license..." Devolionm St. Catherine's-Genoa---Fourth Sunday after: Pentecost. 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