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PAGE2 N Native Priests Expelled From Cuba MIAMI. Fla. -- Cuba's native and some 600 Sisters were sent Catholic priests are now being back to Spain from Havana on expelled from the island, ac-I June 14, he said, Most of Cuba's cording to a priest refugee re- 700 priests are Spanish. cently arrived here. ] All foreign-born priests and He said a list of Cuban clergy isuperiors of religious orders in to be ousted has been prepared Cuba were given until June 30 by the regime of Fidel Castro. to depart, t h e refugee priest The source declined use of his said. name. The forced departure of the In the meantime, the regime clergy is taking place, he re- continues to implement its May p o r t e d, against a powerful 1 order that all foreign-b o r n propaganda barrage in the Cu- priests must leave, ban press alleging that they More than 100 Spanish priests lare leaving of their own choice. Pope John ParallelsVictories VATICAN CITY -- The victory of the church over today's forces of evil parallels David's victory over Goliath, His Holiness Pope John XXIII said at an audien~.e granted to the Pontifical Mis- sionary Union of the Clergy. "We face something that seems enormous. But it is not strong nor is it valid since it is aquestion of the attempts of er- ror, greed and violence. We sometimes fear and we are s o m e t i m e s discouraged at thoughts of the future," he said. "Yet this giant will have to give in before the will and grace and mercy of God. And we must not believe that the victory of this Goliath must be universal destruction and ruin The simplicity of little David rising against the giant represents tru- ly the universal Holy and Bles- sed Catholic Church." Baccalaureate Services Opposed WASHINGTON -- A national Jewish group complained here about public school graduation exercises with a religious slant. It is said such ceremonies, called baccalaureate services, violate separation of Church and State. The complaint was made in a resolution adopted by the Na- tional Community Relations Ad- visory council, a coordinating group of Jewish community councils and national organiza- tions. The resolution said: "Since the education provided in the public schools must not be re- ligious, the ceremony conducted by the public school authorities marking the termination of the period of education likewise must not be religious." Ilth Catholic Building Bombed BUENOS AIRES--The recent bombing of the headquarters of the Y c u n g Catholic Workers was the llth such attack on a Catholic c h u r c h or building since May 1. The bombers, who did consid- erable damage to the building, escaped unrecognized. Father Agustin Luchia-Puig, O.S.A editor of Esquiu, Catho- lic weekly here, said that the bombings, starting with church- es, have the appearance of a systematic, "premeditated cam- paign" and are not the work of a single terrorist. "This shows how the Red in- fluence is spreading throughout Latin America, reaching our own city," he said. Although Church authorities h a v e not commented on the source of the bombing, there is a growing belief in some circles that the destruction stems from a campaign directed from Ha- vans. Red China Called Prison Camp NILES, lll.--A priest who saw] the Communists take over his homeland said China n o w is "the largest prison camp on earth." Father John P. Lee in a lec- ture at Notre Dame High School here said: "The Communists say they have the welfare of children a n d o 1 d people at heart. In my own province they u se d child labor to build a bridge. Many children froze to death." Elderly Chinese, once protect- ed and venerated at home, are placed in institutions for t h e aged now, he said. "They are! underfed and abused and their dead bodies are used for ferti- lizer," Father Lee added Communists agents were sent into China back in 1919, he said, and made major strides during the eight-year Chinese-Japanese war by ignoring the war a n d strengthening themselves. To Start Missionteens Program MEMPHIS, Tenn -- Two 1961 graduates of the Christian Broth- ers high school here have left for Nicaragua to begin a mission program designed to assist chil- dren there. T. Michael O'Ryan and Frank A. Grisanti will launch the Mis- Sionteens program which con- sists of volunteer teen agers who devote one summer as aides to the missions after they have graduated from high school. The two youths will help with the recreational activities of children at the Cristobal Colon school in Bluefields, Nicaragua. Although the school is a govern- ment institution, it is taught and managed by Christian Brothers. Vacations to Million Children ROME--More than a million Italian working class children will enjoy vacations at the beach or in the mountains this year as guest of the Pontifical 1Relief Organization. Special camps will care for children who are polio victims or who are suffering from oth- er physcial or mental ailments that would normally exclude them from taking part in theq summer program. !1 The Pontifical Relief Organiza- [ tion works in cooperation with diocesan organizations through- out Italy and is aided in great part by Catholic Relief Services- National Catholic Welfare Con- terence and its director for Italy, Msgr. Andrew P. Landi. Three Schools Drop First Grade CINCINNATI -- Three large parochial schools in the Cincin- nati archdiocese will drop t h e first grade this fall. The parishes are St. Helen's, Dayton; St. Vivian's, Finney- town: and Our Lady of t h e Rosary, Greenhills. The latter two are in Cincinnati suburbs. A shortage of teachers, cou- plod with rising costs and en- rollment, was given as the prin- clpal reason for the move. Recently t h e Archdiocesan School Board issued a regula- tion placing at 50 the maximum number of children in a paroch- ial school classroom. At t h e same time the board announced as a general policy that where any curtailment of parochial school operations is deemed necessary, lower grades are to be drppped rather than upper grades. THE OBSERVER PINT-SIZED RELIGIOUS (IN TENNIS SHOES)---Shown preparing for the Serra International convention in Minneapolis are these children from Incarnation parish, part of a group of 20 appearing in a "Parade of Habits" during the convention sessions to publicize Serra's work in promoting religious and priestly vocations. The three little "Sisters" are, (from left) Kathy Schatzlein, in a Dominican habit; Christy Schatzlein, a Franciscan; and Mary Boslinger, a Benedictine. The boys are: Mike Gray, a Christian Brother; Shayne O'Connor, Dominican; Bryan Bolkcom, Redemptorist; Tom O'Malley, diocesan priest; Mike O'Malley, Servite; Don LaSota, Carmelite; and John Dotray, Blessed Sacrament priest. GEORGETOWN, B r i t i s h Guiana, (NC) -- The govern- ment took o v e r 51 primary schools operated by various de- nominational bodies, and at the same time voiced a threat to t he country's Catholic secon- dary schools. Three Catholic p r i m a r y schools were m~aong t h e 51] seized. All Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and Moravian schools were closed temporarily in pro- test. The various Christian bod- ies also staged a three-mile protest march through this cap- ital. About 3,000 parents and children joined in the march, which was climaxed by a mass meeting in downtown Bourda Green. Meanwihle, t h colony's Train Teachers of Handicapped . bishop, Bishop Richard L. Guil- ly, S. J of Georgetown charg- ed Education Minister Balram Singh Rai with seeking "to de-i stray denomination education." Bishop Guilly's statement~ came in reply to a speech in' which Rai had denounced whati he called "the discriminatory and segregationist tactics in the admission of pupils to Catho- lic secondary schools." The Bish- labeled Rat's assertion "fan- tastic." "There are a consider- able number of non-Catholic teachers and pupils in Cath- olic schools," he said. The Scottish-born prelate also asserted: "Mr. Rai threatens to withdraw the government grant from any school which refuses Here's More About British Court (Continued from page I) might have failed but for thf Hungarian uprising in 1956, which caused a split inside the British Communist party. Only the Beginning Commentators also pointed out that Byrne's victory after years almost single-handed bat- tle is only the beginning of a fight inside the Electrical Trad- es union where Frank Foulkes, a Communist, is still president and avid Communists hold other !strategic posts in administra- tion. Two results are that the next Electrical Trades union elec- tions will probably be supervis- ed by neutral referees and that the Trades Union congress will decide to intervene actively in ~bvious scandals in any other T RANGE BUT TRU - = . Little-Known Facts for CatholicB By M. |. MURRAY ~ ~m. ~w.~ ~ unto Reveal Red Plot The Catholic Herald, national veekly, said the Communist- dominated World Federation of Trade Unions was responsible for the long history of unrest in the British car and allied indus- tries. Quoting from a recent report of the Economic league here it said the 369 strikes and the resulting loss of two mfl lion working days in the indus- try since 1949 was part cf the plan of the WFTU to disrupt the defense and export indus- tries of NATO countries. Giving details of the "cold war" activities of the WFTU it said a permanent international liaison committee for car work- ers was set up four years ago and that Communist shop ste- wards from the big British car plants cooperated. This year they all went to a special meet- ins in Milan, Italy, where plans were drawn up for new cam- paigns for higher wages, short- er hours, easier and slower work -- all deliberately aimed at fomenting strikes. I11OU~H NOT O~ ~" ~14~ "['WttLVr, ST. ~RNABA$ Has ~EN ~IONORED "fl4E "hTL O~ *A~STLE'.t ELEGANT BEAUTY SALON l 3Foz St. at RJverdde TW 6.3356 a CHICAGO -- DePaul univer- I t i e s special services depart- try will open an institute t [ment. He train teachers of the handicap- The, ingtit will ts, At-h th - S r ] ute me~ - pod this eptembe. ~ z lads of instructing the deaf, the Summer'sat ship of the Catholic Charities of lhard- f'h a r i n g, those with Try a New Air Condittoned Chicago, of DePaul, and of the lspeech defects, and the mental- Chicago Catholic school board, l ly retarded. Hair Dryer the institute will be directed by] Msgr. Vincent W. Cooke, arch- Dr. John M. M,cCauley, a psy-]diocesan supervisor of charities, chologist formerly of the Uni-lsaid that DePaul is the first versity of IUinois, and now a tCatholic university in the coun- member of the Catholic Chari-'try to develop such a program. AURORA CLEANERS & FURRIERS COLD STORAGE VAULT We Specialize in Drapery Cleaning 129 GALENA BLVD. 800 FIFTH STREET PHONE TW 74771 ~ PHONE TW 7.8773 AURORA Need Priests in Latin America BOGOTA, Colombia--A Priest in Latin America must serve more than six times the num- ber of Catholics served by a priest in the U. S according : In Latin America, statistics indicate, each priest serves 4,730 Catholics, compared with 770 in the U. S. The CELAM statistics showed that in some of the area's coun- tries -- including Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic--the ratio of priests to Catholics is about one to 10,000. They also showed that most La- tin American pr~iests are c o n- centrated in cities, while much of the rural population is serv- ed by foreign missioners or is priestless. to statistics released here, by the Lati'n Ameriqan Bishops' Council (CELAM). ' There are now 39,447 priests to care for Latin America's 186 million b a p t i z e d Catholics, CELAM reported. By contrast the U. S. has 12,000 more priests to serve less than a quarter as many Catholics. to submit completely to his min-tning of July were institutions isterial dictatorship." It is Rai, lrebuilt by the government on he said, "who is guilty of dis- crimination because he wishes to discriminate against denom- inational religion." "Stand Together" When the Education Minister shot back with the statement that Bishop Guilly "is not auth- orized to speak on behalf of Anglicans and others who know only too well the intolerance and bigotry of t h e Catholic Church," he was answered by the Anglican Archbishop of the West Indies, t h'e Most Hey. Alan Knight. Archbishop Knight declared: "We stand together. Whoever attacks one o us must reckon with us all." British Guiana, crown colony on the northeast coast of South America, is about the size of Idaho and has a population of around 560,000. About 260,000 people are East Indians, most- ly Hindus. There are approxi- mately 160,000 Protestants and 79,000 Catholics. Ruled by the leftist People's Progressive par- ty led by Dr. Cheddi Jagan it is scheduled for independence within two years. Bishop Gull- ly expressed fears last winter that the country was on the road to becoming a Communist atellite. Rebuilt by Government About 90 per cent of the col- roy's approximately 300 schools were founded by Christian de- nominations. One-fifth of them are Catholic. The government pays teachers' salaries and helps maintain school build- lags. The 51 schools taken over by the government at the begin- land provided by the Christian communities. The C a t h o I i c schools taken over are situat- ed in the villages of Charity, Malgretout and Santa Rosa. The Christian Social Council representing th~ major Christ- ian denominations, called for the protest closing of Christian schools on June 30 and again on July 3. Praise Recalled Education Minister Balram Sing h Rai, who is now charg- ing Catholic secondary schools with discrimination, had high praise for one of them t w o years ago. The Catholic Standard, fort- nightly paper of the Georgetown diocese, recalled that Rai visit- ed St. Rose's High School here on July 23, 1959, and had this to say in a speech: "Here at St. Rose's, amid such beautiful surroundings, it is patent that the headmistress and her staff have fully grasp- ed the true aims and objects of education and are doing every- thing they can to produce a more responsible and useful cit- izenry . . . I also wish to thank the Ursuline Order for its 112 years of loving service in the cause of education in this coun- try." AURORA MEMORIALS Since 1906 Aurora-Lohmann Monument Co. 727 S. Lincoln, Aurora Phone TW' 7-7270 BOCKMAN DIAMOND RINGS A Name Famous for Quality Diamonds Since 1892 BOCKMAN JEWELERS 53 MAIN STREET AURORA Phone TW 7-8468 - TW 7-8404 Ralah Dunley Insurance Agency Complete INSURANCE Service 43 Galena Blvd. Aurora, III. ,~ !! 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He was pastor of St. Catherine, Dundee, from 1917 until his appointment as pastor o~ St. Joseph, Harvard, in 1929. In January, 1947, he was appointed vicar forane by the late Bishop John J. Boylan and in January, 1950 was named diocesan consultor. On March 26, 1950, he was elevated by Pope Plus XII to the dignity of domestic prelate with the title of Rt. Rev. Monsignor. Later that year, Bishop Boylan appointed~Monsignor Keenan as rector of St. James Pro-Cathedral, Rockford, where he remain- ed until December, 1959. He was then appointed as pastor of St, Patrick, Rochelle, where he is currently stationed. ~4~ ~:~:::::~ ::::::::::S:~4:: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: .::.:.~:.::.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.z .~z:: ~ ~z ~.~<.~ ~ + ~ -< Patronize Our Advertisers ST. 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