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An intimate closeup of the Cardinal (second photo from right) was taken during a press conference last year at which he indicated his wish to resign from his vital post for reasons of health. However, he remained solely out of obedience to the Holy Father's wishes. His love for children is witnessed in photo at right as he stops to talk to a group of youngsters on the streets of Rome. Cardinal Tardini was the founder and director of Villa Nazareth, an orphanage housing and caring for boys carefully selected to become a Catholic elite in all fields of endeavor. The death of the Secretary of State was announced by the Holy Father personally when the Pontiff appeared at the balcony of his private library and spoke to a crowd of 10,000 below. VATICAN CITY --(NC)-- Do- menico Cardinal Tardini, who served the Holy S e e for 40 years, died as he had lived-- w i t h obedience, humility and faith. Death came for the Vatican Secretary of State on Sunday af- ter a career that had included service as parish priest, profes- sor and Vatican Official. Cardinal Tardini's death leaves 83 cardinals. Thirty of these are Italians and 53 are of other nationalities. Simple Tomb Mass for the Cardinal was of- fered Wednesday in St. Peter's basilica in the presence of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. The celebrant was Archbishop An- tonio Samore, t h e Cardinal's close collaborator as secretary for extraordinary ecclesiastical affairs in t h e Secretariat of State. After the funeral, his body was taken to Vetralla, a small village 33 miles north of Rome, f o r burial in a simple tomb which the Cardingl had built ~or himself years ago in the ~Uarmelite .convent there. ' Official Notice On Monday the body of the Cardinal was sealed in a coflin with solemn ceremonies. Before the coffin was sealed a lead cyl- inder containing two sheets of parchment giving details of his life was placed beside the body. In keeping with tradition, the parchments were signed by all the prelates presenL Pope John himself gave the first official notice of the Cardi- nal's death, when he appeared at noon on the same day at the window of his private library overlooking St. Peter's Square. After reciting the Angelus he spoke over loudspeakers to a crowd of some 10,000 below. In a voice shaking with emotion he anounced the death of Cardi- nal Tardini. He led prayers for the Secre- tary of State and described him as "the closest and strongest helper of the Pope in the gov- ernment of the Holy Church." Final Crisis The final crisis which ended in Cardinal Tardini's death be- gan on July 25 at Chianciano, Italy, a resort where he had gone for a few weeks' rest as had been his custom for many summers. On that day he showed sym- toms of general depression, and the doctors considered it advisable to have him return to Rome as soon as his strength permitted. The Cardinal made the 100 mile trip back to Rome with- out difficulty on the morning of July 29, traveling by ambu- lance. That day, however, his con- dition worsened, and despite the efforts of doctors he suffered an acute crisis of the circula- tory system during the night. Witnesses at his bedside said Cardinal Tardini immediately understood the gravity of his condition. Viaticum and Ex- treme Unction were administer- ed by Archbishop Antonio Sa- more and by the Cardinal's per. sonal secretary, Msgr. Angelo di Pasquale. Dies During Mass At the same time Pope John, Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XVI--No. 31 ROCKFORD, AUGUST 4, 1961 12 PAGES St. Elizabeth in Rockford ROCKFORD -- St. Elizabeth Social center, the city's first so- cial and civic center, will mark 50 years of service to the com- munity Sunday, Oct. 15, with a day-long celebration. Included in the golden jubilee activities will be a six division ~arade, a Solemn Pontifical High Mass and a banquet at Boylan Central Catholic high school. The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, bishop of Rockford, who will serve as an honorary chairman for the event, will offer the Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Mary church. The Mass is open to the public. Chairmen lasted General chairm~an for the to its present location at i505 S. Michael, Sister Marie Immacu- Main street in 1912. For the last 40 years, the cen- ter has been under the super- vision of the Missionary Ser- vants of the Most Blessed Trini- ty. Its first director was Sister Vincent, who served until 1925. She was succeeded by Sister lee, Sister Anna Claire, Sister Marie Immaculee (who returned in 1948 to serve until 1953), Sis- ter Elizabeth Marie and Sister Ann Sebastian, who has served since 1956. The Rev. Francis J. Moroney is spiritual director of the center. Special Announcement There will be a meeting of all Holy Name so- ciety officers and chaplains from the diocese in St. Peter parish hall, 1229 N. Court street, Rock- ford, Thursday, August 10 at 8 p.m. Purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the Diocesan Holy blessing. The senior Cardinal Deacon, Cardinal Canali holds a number of top Vatican posts. A Presi- dent of the Pontifical Commis- sion for Vatican City State, he is in charge of all matter re- lating to the government of the 7, 1874, Cardinal Canali studied for the priesthood in R o m e where he was ordained in 190(J. He entered Vatican service in 1903 and later served as Sub- stitute Vatican Secretary of State, Secretary of the Sacred i Congregation of Ceremonial and l small territory. As G r a n d Assessor of the Sacred Congre- Penitentiary of the Church, he lgation of the Holy Office. LIONHEARTED PRIEST--A familiar sight to the villagers of Waarebeke-Grammont, Belgium, is this mild-mannered lion named "Jakka," who was raised by the village priest. Eighteen months old and getting pretty big, "Jakka" is shown climbing the steps of the village rectory with the Rev. R. P. DeWolf, after a stroll in the surrounding countryside. .4. ary affairs. Cardinal Tardini held his post for the remainder of Pope Plus' reign. After the Pope's death the Sacred College of Cardinals named him regent of the Secre- tariat of State during the per- iod before the election of a new pope. In November, 1958, Pope John named him a cardinal and appointed him secretary of state. He thus became the first Vatican secretary of state since 1944, when Luigi Cardinal Mag- lione died. Pope Plus had not named a successor. dren, Freeport. Major Seminar- ians' Picnic. Tuesday, August g 8 P.M. -- Rockford Woman's C 1 u b Auditorium, Rockford. Commencement Exercises-St. Anthony Hospital Schoolof Nursing. Address. Thursday, August 10 9 A.M.--St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford. Pontifical Low Mass --Sisters' Jubilee Celebration. St. Vincent's Home for Chil- dren, Freeport. Minor Seminar- hans' Picnic. Sunday, August 13 3:30 P.M.--Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Aurora. Cum- in e n c e me n t Exercises--St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurs- ~g. Address. All the conference sessions St. Patrick will be held in the parish hall, which is equipped with air-conditioning, and are sponsored by the Family Life bureau. Conducting the meetings will be: the Rev. Francis J. Bun- at of the Catholic Women's league. In 1926, it became a Red Feath- er agency of the Community Chest. First located in a small home at the corner of Kent and Fer- guson streets, the center moved nike of Sterling on Sunday; Mr. ~ ~ . = and Mrs. Glen E. Kuehn of]~ LconomlstS Rockford on Monday; Dr. John] J. McHugh and Dr. James H. Ig'~ Topp, b o t h of Rockford, on JDDOsc Wednesday; and the Rev. Wil- ~t liam F. McMahon, Friday. Directors of the Family Life bureau of the Diocese of Rock- ford is the Rev. Francis J. Mo- roney. Conference supervisors are Mr. and Mrs, Robert DuFore, with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fox serving as reservations chair- men. The three other pre-Cana con. ferences will be given Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Fri- 'day, August 13, 14, 16 and 18, and will take place at St. Jo- seph Mercy hospital, Aurora; the Newman center, Sterling; and Christ the K i n g church, Wonder Lake. Michigan Doctor Leaves for Africa PORT HURON, Mich.--(Na)--- A doctor here who has 1 o n g wanted to aid the people of Before House WASHINGTON--(NC)--Econo- mists from two Catholic collegesI testified before a house commit-, tee in opposition-to a proposal for federal health care for the aged. t Father Stanley J. Parry, ! C.S.C of the University of No-: tre Dame, told the house ways' and means committee that the health care proposal is based on "a fearful view of the fu- ture." He said the plan seems based on the assumption that only fed- eral action can provide ade- quate health care for the aged. But current trends suggest the opposite, he added. "In this age of anxiety, we ought not to legislate anxiety into' our very legal system," Father Parry said. Austin S. Murphy, dean of the business administration school Africa has decided to do some-at Canisius college, Buffalo, thing about it. N.Y said the needed means to In fact, he is already on his solving the problems of the med- way with his wife and four chil- ically "indigeant" are already dren to Solwezi, Northern Rho- present in existing laws. desia. Dr. Robert Barnet s a i d he He said the proposed federal a program would result in "serf- will be the only doctor in ous overuse" of health facilities 20,000 square-mile area. .Jand that its cost would "grow A graduate of Notre D a = mI University, he received his excessively and disproportion- medical degree from Stritch ately to its usefulness." U.S. increased 98 per cent be- tween 1950 and 1960. That decade, he stated "saw the rise of the great program cycles which are recognized in the programming industry: the cops-and-robbers cycle, the cy- cle of the Western, of the 'pri- vate eye' and so on. A mini- mum of recollection will remind us that the dominant character- istic of the cycles has been crime and violence." Echoes Sentiments "I for one," Msgr. Schieder declared "do n o t hesitate to echo the sentiments of the At- torney General of t.h e United States, as reported recently, that the portrayal of crime and violence is a 'major factor' guy- PASTOR ARRIVES--The Rev. Aloysius J. Tierney, O.S.A newly appointed pastor of St. Mary, Rockford, has arrived in Rockford from E s p a d a Mission of St. Francis, San Antonio, Tex where he has been stationed for the I a s t three years. Father Tierney w a s assistant pastor at St. Mary in 1946 and 1947. D NEW YORK--(NC)--A lead- ing Protestant theologian praised His Holiness Pope John XXIII's new social encyclical, but quali- fied his praise with strictures on the Pope's opposition to birth control. The Rev. Dr. Reinhold Nie- buhr of Union Theological Sem- inary said the encyclical--' MaWr et Megistra is a "formidable' document "explicitly designed to emphasize and give contempor- ary application to the social teachings of the Church." The Rev. Dr. Niebuhr noted that the reaction of non-Catho- lics to the encyclical "has been generally one of amazement that a church which they considered 'reactionary' should come out so clearly for such 'liberal' poli- cies as social insurance, the whole philosophy of the 'welfare state' and aid to underdeveloped countries.'" But, he continued, this "amazement rests of course upon a misconception of modern and ancient history." "it has always been one of the virtues of Catholicism that it had a firm hold on the social substance of human existence and was never tempted to the extreme individualism of many versions of Protestant and secu- lar faith. It also skipped the whole period of classical econo !omy and never doubted that po- litical authority should exercise dominance over the economic sphere in the interest of justice,'" !he said. In This Issue World News 21 On the Lighter Side 3. Family Clinic Strange But True 3 Coming Events 3 May They Rest 3 Meet The Clergy -~ Sharing Our Treasure 5 Mission ~oluma 5, Encyclical Text 6 & T Women's Page 8 Theology For Everyman $ Reqnieseant 9 Legion of Decency 1@ Doris Answers Youth I0 St. Vineent's Jottings lO TV Movie Guide lZ Catholic O rlU --then Monsignor--Montini was named pro-secretary for ordin- for extraordinary affairs in 1952. At the same time Cardinal Sunday, August 6 St. Vincent's Home for Chil Tardini pro-secretary of state came undersecretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Affairs in 1929 and was raised to the rank of domestic pre- late in the same year. In the 1930's he held several ~osts which familiarized him with the Church throughout the world. In 1932 he was a mem- ber of the papal mission attend- ing the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. The following year he was named to the Pontifical Commission for Russia, of which he later became presi- dent. He was named a consul- tor to the Sacred Congregation for the Oriental Church in 1934. Msgr. Tardini was named substitute secretary of state for ordinary affairs in 1945. He was also appointed secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law. At the end of 1937 he became secretary for extra- ordinary affairs in the Secre- tariat of State and secretary of the ongregation for Extraordin- ary Affairs. Final Honor Pope Plus XII named Msgr. tante" (Clerk) in the Congrega: tion for Extraordinary Eccle- siastical Affairs. Gains Experience Appointed a papal chamber- lain in 1922, Msgr. Tardini be- the Secretariat of State in 1921, when he was named a "minu- in Rome on February 29, 1888, and spent most of his life in his native city. He was ordained to the priesthood on September 20, 1912, and for nine years there- after taught theology at the Roman seminary. He became associated with then at his summer residence at Castelgandolfo, was informed Jday's. activities is .Mrs. Lucy Name rally at Rockford in September at which ' Domino Other cnalrmen are of the Cardinal's condition. : the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, auxiliary bishop t ;Mrs Barbara Roman, banquet" In the early hours of the mor-' " - ' of New Y o r k, will speak on Communism. The ning of July 30 Cardinal Tardi- j Lawrence Aroisi and Art Curl- meeting wil! be under the direction of the Rev. ni failed steadily. Archbishop! i r?ssi, parade; Sam M arino, pub- Arthur J. O Neill, diocesan director of the Holy Samore offered Mass in a room ,tlClty; ~am veccnlo, IlOa~; ~vlan- adjoining the sick room, and ,uel Pirello, tickets; Harold Pa- Name society. the Cardinal from his bed made vela, souvemr book and Mrs. the responses of the Mass in a :Rose Virglli, decoratmns. . strong, clear voice. ~ Otner nonorary cnmrmen, m rlest Asks Actlor After Mass Archbishon Sa- addition to Bishop Lane, are ) more recited the prayers for Mayor Benjamin T. Schleicher, the dying, and again the Cardi- William K. Todd, president of ' thermaroo!airecmrs of me nai recl~ect me responses. )nTV Vice Diet A little before 4 a m a phone uommumty unest, ana ~ster ~ ~ 9 9 call as "ut ~- t^ fi~:^~=-z~, Ann Sebastian director of St. ~ Ill U '* ct~bl;:~l~Ctll~U/" i ' Ehzabeth Socml center fo to tell the Pope'that the doc- !"i: ,i~I ~ ~. . n I r h f r H, Parane Division, Kou~e torn o onge ad any hope o il, +iil~ ". , the Cardinal's recovery The ~i ; ~ ~! :: ~erving as co-cnairmen wim WASHINGTON ~ (NC) -- A erning the appalling increase of Pope then went at once to his ~;,r::it!i :i~ii:~/(,:i ,i:~,i iihiiiiiiiilllh,~;iil;i','J~:~;~il;illiii~ijliii! Mrs. Domino are Dorothy priest expert on youth problems l juvenile delinquency." chapel and offered Mass for '.~ I Lamb, Sam Cannariato, Helen suggested to a Senate subcom-], He told the subcommittee that him When ha fini.chad Mn.~g ~t t~t~at ur rt~.-u&r~A t~uNtmrtt~Nu~---rticnaru ~uameno and Juuy vince fright), an en- ]Rimkus Gordon J Ruel. Mrs roittee that action be taken toI 'we find in the year 1961 young 4-5-5" a:m(~- PoI~---Jol~n -was- in- gaged couple from Rockford, register for the coming Pre-Cana conference to be hosted by St, JBarbara Roman Mrs. Beulah~cut down on the diet of terror J people Ix)ssessed of an almosi~ formed that CardirJal Tardmi " Patrick church August. 6 through 11. Making note of the registration are Mr. amLMrs; Pa~iek JSlanghter, Dominic 'rrioto and offered to youngsters by televi-I a,~g sophistication." had diedwhile the Mass wa s in Sreenan, co-registratmn chairmen for the event The conference, at St. Patrick is the first in]Mrs. Eleanor Wahlquist. sion. [ 'They are accustomed to the oro~ress a series of four such conferences to be held at various parishes throughout the diocese during Divisions planned for the pa- Msgr. J o s e p h E. Schieder ]idea of vice, of violence, of the - - Background the month of August. (Rockford Newspapers photo),]rade include marching bands, said he believes there is a basic]element of the brutal in human, Pope John came immediately - [ -r, ~ ~ I ifloats, color guards, civic groups relationship between TV vio-[ life, to a degree that stuns,' to the Vatican apartment of the ]~f'/l~[ ~IP~,J[ ~gl/lt~g311and veteran marching units, lence and the increase in crime, lhe continued. 'Now we are far Secretary of State and knelt for j~. ~vtv~ ~t ~.~ ~.~t&~tw ~ William Reinhold will serve as He testified recently before the t from applauding the vague and a long time in prayer at his [lrll '~ 1 Istarter. The parade will begin subcommittee on juvenile de-lnaive young person; neverthe- bedside. He then attended Mass ]~[-~r],]~. ~m}~$,]~.~,4"~.~iflat 2:30 p.m linquency of the Senate Judi-Jless, it is a serious matter when for Cardinal Tardini in his pri- ]----~ JJ The marchers will assemble in ciary Committee. [one encounters in fairly virtu- vate chapel. [J' 1-]} "~ t* ]1 ]the vicinity of the Faust hotel. . tous young people a tolerance of ViolenceLTCle Messages of condolence flow- J~[~, nocmora ]The parade will proceed west Jevil induced by nothing more ed into the Vatican from such [ [ The director of the Youth de-]nor less than the diet of terror dignitaries as Italian President partment, National Catholic J fed them from the mass como Giovanni Gronchi and Premier Welfare Conference, noted that]munications media- and more Amintore Fanfani. the Federal Bureau of Investi-Jforcefully by television." Domenico Tardini was born gation recently released statis-[ tics showing that crime in the