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PLAN U. S. POLISH SHRINE--Eight U. S. bishops of Polish ancestry have undertaken plans for the construction of a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Czestochowa, patroness of Poland, to be located in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Con- eeption in Washington. One of four major chapels in the shrine, it will be dominated by a mosaic similar to the icon shown above which is a copy of the picture of the Mother of God at- tributed to St. Luke and resting in the famous sanctuary in Poland. 17 DIOCESAN COUPLES ATTEND NCWC J[DETROIT -- (NC) -- -It ' count y He said some ssues An ex his r pert in the race relations field lAmerican Catholics loudly de- charged here "that in far too lnounce communism, employ un- many cases, Catholic laity and skilled efforts to smoke out clergy have not followed the domestic communists, but "are strong call for leadership given by their bishops" to combat ra- cial discrimination. Father John F. Cronin, S.S assistant director of the Social Action department, National Catholic Welfare Conference, in the keynote address at the Na- tional Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice being held at the University of Detroit, said that despite many concerted Catholic efforts "it still :seems that the issue of racial justice has too low a priority in general Catholic thinking." Church's Stand "With a few honorable excep- tions, we are generally following the crowd. We should be giving outstanding leadership," Father iCronin said. letting slip the possibility of a real and intelligent effort to save Africa from communism." Father Cronin said that Negro- es are tired of a "gradualism that was too often a cloak for in- action or acceptance of the sta- tus quo." He said they want to- tal equality now, full acceptance with no thought of their race. "Can we as Catholics question the justice of their claim? And can we be laggard in fighting for what is just? If Catholic Chris- tians of the Middle Ages could leave their homes and go forth in a crusade to the Holy Land, i cannot we at least leave aside our complacency and indiffer- ence and join a crusade for i freedom and justice? The cry then was: God Wills It. Today Probing the question, "Have we repeat that cry: God Will~ Catholics Met the Challenge of It," Father Cronin declared. Interracial Justice?' Father Cronin mentioned that in recent years "pope after pope has spok- en on the unity and solidarity of the human race" and viewed ,--I racism as "an abhorrent crime." T The NCWC official recalled the strong stand taken by the U. S. Bishops in their 1958 statementl '+ew on "Discrimination and the Christian Conscience," which, he said, "spelled out concretely and even bluntly the evil conse- quences of enforced segrega- tion" and issued an "unmistake- ably clear" call for action. Those in Forefront He said that Catholics have in- tegrated schools, universities, hospitals and other diocesan faci- In !~ ~ ~[~ lities; that the Catholic press "is Jt.L m.~,w w~t, doing its part to educate Cath- I olics on race relations," and that NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Ap-[Msgr. Hillenbrand F a t h e r organizations like the National proximately 17 couples a n dlDennis Geaney, U.S.A author Council of Catholic Men, the Na- several priests from the Rock- =n,~ 1,~,~tur,~r Donal,~ Thorman,tional Council of Catholic Worn- ford Diocese will be among the "~ "~ ~.'f "~ ~' o'~ lien and the National Cathohc managing eoltor OI ~ve lvlarla 800 married couplesand 200 Youth Council have 'shown in- h 12thna magazine"Father Louis Putz; r " ' n''" priests attending t e -,c easing se sltlwty to the need tional convention of the Chris- C.S.C Un!versity of N o t r e for racial justice." tian Family Movement at the Dame; Martin Work, executive Father Cronin said there were VATICAN CITY--(NC)-- His Holiness Pope John XXIII has named a new Bishop of Berlin to succeed J u 1 i u s Cardinal Doepfner. He is former Auxil- iary Bishop Alfred t~engsch, who resides in the Soviet sec- tor of the divided city. Appointment of the 40-year- old prelate was announced Au- gust 18, only four days after I Cardinal Doepfner took official possession of his new See, the Archdiocese of Munich a n d Freising, thus relinquishing his post as Bishop of Berlin Worldwide Attention Pope John sent the new Ordi- nary a telegram with his per- Vol. XVI--No. 34 Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese ROCKFORD, AUGUST 25, 1961 10 PAGES University of Notre Dame and nearby St. Mary college. The Rockford federation, un- der the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. John Caron of Rochelle, will form the hospitality com- mittee at the convention The Carons will also be in charge a workshop on "S6cial In- being held Friday, Au- gust 25. Other Couples Attending Other couples attending the convention from the Rockford Diocese are: from Rockford -- Messrs. and Mmes. John sachs Jr Edward Didier, Dennis Ho- gan, M a r k Conboy, Richard Muraski, ' Kenneth Farrell, Wil- liam Lennon, Francis Murphy and Chalmer Hart; from Au- rora -- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Musich and Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Murphy; from Sterling --Dr. and Mrs. A1 Fender, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bauer and Mr. and Mrs. Jonn Thomas; and from Rochelle --- Mr and Mrs. Joseph Carom Also attending from the Ro- chelle area will be Julius Ikem of Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, who is on an extended visit in the diocese under the sponsor- ship of the Rochelle CFM. Convention Theme Theme of the three-day con- vention, August 25 through 27, as well as the CFM program for 1961-62, is "Family Life: Center of Social Re-birth." Seminars, workshops a n d panel discussions at the con- vention will cover a wide range of t o p i c s including " "Parish Liturgy and the Family," "The Parent as Educator," "Retard- ed Children" a n d "Migrant Workers." Dr. Karl Stern, a convert who is a psychiatrist and au- " a thor, will speak on Chrlsh n Family Life" during the open- ing session Bishop William E. Power of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, will address the second general ses, director of the National Coun- icii of Catholic Men; and Fa- ther Barnabas Ahern, C P a noted Scriptures scholar Diocesan director of t h e Family Life bureau in the Rockford Diocese is the Rev. Francis 3. Morone3 Lay.Teachers' Instttute Aug. 31 ROCKFORD --An institute for all lay teachers to he employed in the diocesan ele- mentary schools will be held Thursday, A u g. 31, at St. Bernadette hall beginning at 10 a.m. the favorable elements in an- .swering the question of whether Catholics have met the challenge of interracial justice and added it "would be Pollyannish to leave the problem at this point." Telling -Indictment "We have progressed in 30 years, but so has almost every luther sector of our nation," Fa- 'ther Cronin said. When questions serial blessing for him and the PLAN DIOCESAN HOLY NAME RALLY--The Most Rev. Loras I people of his diocese. I T. Lane, episcopal host of the diocesan Holy Name rally Sept. Bishop Bengsch came into] 24 in Beyer Stadium, discusses details with the event's co-chair- worldwide notic~ when commu-I men Louis C. Baehrodt, center, and James H. Dunn. The theme nist authorities tapped his tele-I of the rally~is the Christian Answer to Freedom. The Most Rev. phone wire in September oil 1959. The appointment of an East Berlin citizen will be favorable for most Catholics of the Per- fin diocese, since most of them Fulton J. Sheen, national director of the Society for the Pro- pagation of the Faith and nationally famous television person- ality, will address the audience, which is expected to be one of the largest ever gathered in Rockford for a religious rally. of Catholic leadership, sense of live in Red-held territory He urgency and specific Catholic will probably be allowedto contributions in meeting the visit all of them question are raised, the NCWC Travel Restricted l official said, "our smiles of com- Out of the 586 000 Catholics I ' . . placency tend to disappear,in the dmcese188 000 live m RD T -- is ' ' m" ~uux eu -- ne recent meet- mlrme ior me rany. xney wnl b~ by Cyrus Holler, of Freeport,[coincides with the observance of 'A more telhng mdmtment East Berhn and 180,000 the .lassisted the more tangible matter of Soviet Zone of Germany ing oI represen~auves oI parish r "hb": another Rockford Grand Master of the Northern]Freedom Week. The theme of priority," Father Cronin said It was not clear whetherlHolyName Societiesfroml g oup, ~ e ~oly 1,4ame men oi Illinois Province Fourth Degree the rally is the Christian Answer ' h li n r 11 nf ~s. refer ~ ram parish 'Have Cat o cs ge e a y bee ~Bishop Bengsch will be allowed]throughout the diocese named[ I Knights of Columbus; first aid to Communism. Because of the ,1he musm committee mr me as concerned about racial jus- to visit West Berlin s 276,000 heads of committees for the die-[ committee, headed by Dr. Roger I prominence of the speaker, ,~ep~emoer rally wm De corn- tree as they have about Federal Cathohcs. ~cesan Hol" Name roll-" sched [ Rice, St. Patrick parish; corn- Bishop Sheen, one of the larg- y y prlseo oi me rxoly l~ame wen oi aid to Catholic schools, indecent First reports indicated that " St Patrick arish Rockford' literature and movies and ques- he would not. Diocesan officials uled for Sunday, Sept. 24 at P,mittee in charge of the presen- est crowds ever gathered in tions connected with contracep- in West Berlin said he had been This group will be in charge of tation of the colors, Arthur Cur- Rockford /or a religious rally is tive birth control? The last item is particularly important, be- cause here we also have an area in which Catholics also may find it difficult to live according to the law of God. To be specific, does the average Catholic hear as many sermons on racial jus- rice as he does on birth con- trol?" Time for Aotion In the matter of segregated housing, Father Cronin said, unable to obtain permission to travel to West "Berlin for his formal acceptance of his new office The Rev. Daniel D. Tranel tc Lhe Faculty of Marian Central Catholic H i g h School, Wood- stock. CA-IPAsks Disarmament Og " " r anlzatl0n WASHINGTON--(NC)--A com- mittee of the Catholic Associa- tion for International Peace has called for adoption of a bill to establish a U. S. disarmament agency. William J. Nagle, speaking as announced that the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, National Di- rector of the Society for the Pro- pagation of the Faith and na- tionally famous TV speaker, will give the address on the Chris- tian antidote to the threat of Communism. Co-Chairmen Named , Heading the Holy Name men s committees as co-chairmen of the rally are Louis C. Bach-! rodt and James H. Dunn, Jr i both of Rockford. The program l committee is headed by JohnI Stafford, also of Rockford. i The publicity and promotion committee is on a deanery ba- sis with the following heading this group in their respective deaneries: Aurora, Elmer We- ber; Elgin, Elbert Buck; Free- port, John Mueller; McHenry county, Lawrence Dougherty; Rockford, Joseph Cavallero Sterling, Raymond Pacola. Delegates' Procession An important part of the Holy vocal music preceeding the ral- ly and the group singing of pa- triotic and religious numbers during the rally. A committee in charge of band music for the parade will be named after the high schools open in September. St. Bernadette and St. Brid- get Holy Name Societies of Rockford and Loves Park are in charge of the stadium arrange- ments which include auxiliary seating facilities for several ossi, St. Stanislaus parish, Rock- expected. The rally is open to ford; religious ceremonies,' St. both men and w. omen and it .is ~, . ,-. . expectea mat ~lsnop ~neen wilJ, refer ana ~t ~owara nolv " also draw a large audience from Name Societies from Rockford. the non-Catholics of surround- Large Crowd Expected j ing communities who are famil- The diocesan Holy Name rally liar with his televised lectures 13 St. Paul Archdiocesan Sch.ools ill Otter Fewer Than 8 Grades thousand in addition to the per- ST. PAUL --(NC)-- Thirteen ments, financial pressures on manent stadium bleachers mrishes in the St Paul arch-!parishes, especially t h o s e in I r of A " 'suburbia, and a shortage of n Cha ge ltar tiocese w i 11 offer fewer than St. James Pro-Ca!hech:al Ho!y eight grades in their schools te~che:s: ~e~ls:l~-~n~,~ fur th~ l~ame ~ociety neaaeu oy wfl- . . ~"-'~- ~ ~- liam Van Vleet is the commit- during the coming year. first time this fall will offer tee in charge of the erection and Msgr. Roger J. Connole, arch- fewer t h a n eight grades. Six decoration of the altar to be us- d i o c e s a n superintendent of schools built in recent years do " " ' r edin the stadium during the ral- schools, called this sltuatmn a not yet mclu~e all eight g ades. ly. very serious trend." 'Three others have eliminated Other committees include the The shortage of classrooms first grades previously offered, honor guard committee headed results from growing e n r o 11- Msgr. Connole reported. PERSONAL INvoLVEMENT ESSENTIAL, Catholics should, as a matter of principle, reject the idea. He added: "This moral principle should be preached from our pul- pits, just as we preach other moral principles, especially when an issue is at hand " The NCWC official recom- mended: "There should be quiet conferences among the leading Catholic laity of an involved neighborhood to secure accep- tance of the principle and "action to implement it. We have had sufficient examples in many parts of the country to know the techniques of countering block- busting and panic selling of houses for racial reasons Cath- sion the following morning on olics should then join forces with chairman of the committee on Name rally will be the orderly "The Role of the Layman in other community groups to form morality and warfare of the 34-procession of parish Holy Name ,*~" c,~. ~" " HIJACKED PRIEST Father oa unitedrtun front, for fair housing year-old organization, told the delegates. For th,s" purpose a Other Major Speakers -- PPO ity. Senate Foreign Relations com-delegates' committee was ham- ~ Other major speakers at the ~e~l: lVl. lVlcAuu.tte, ass~stan~ i Hurts Church, Nation i mi,ttee that the proposed agen-ed with the president of each [ ~, ~r~w couwa~un^- win"'"1' ,~,~u='"""~" p ot ssor ot pnnosopny aria I Father Crania said that Cath- cy s role as coordinator of dis- rish Hol - Name Secret" actm' ,pa 3 Y g 4 ~'~"-',~,=, ,~,~,o~"'~ ~ ---- -Jm - - ,~ ~ theology. .at Marymotmt col- .olics could 'do much more to I armament efforts is badly need- as local chairman. On the first director of the Institute of So- tege, Sahna, Karts,was one ]secure fair job opportunity for led. " two Sundays of September the l DAVENPORT, In.- The need]for the allegiance of nations,"las long as the Umted States, cial Relations, Loyola univer- ~ me passengers aboard the [minority groups.' Clergy and] He called attention to disarm-,committee for the local regis-[for personal sacrifice emerged]Father Murphy said "It is also[with 8 per cent of the world's~ sitv. New Orleans, "Commu- ran american jez airliner hi- [laity should be active in human[ament studies being carried out tration of delegates will sign upl ~ ,t ~ +he v 'h ~ I o w,~ ~,~ ,h~,-h ~ ~ v,~r~ ~f I people, produces aria consumes ~mm and Socml Response- lacked recently over Mexico ]relatmns councils and other[by umvers~tms, but said that those men who w~sh to represent[ [ 150 per cent of the worlds con- ' 1 Hll and flown to Cuba On a fact civic groups for th~s ur se he "we thmk that some of these h The uan ~moem sponsorea ~muy ~er uatvary ann ren~ecosL sumer goods |ility,' and Msgr. Reyno d "- . - [ ' " " p po,[ ' their respective paris es. ] " ] [, , l~enbrand of Hubbards Woods, finding trip to Latin America, Ideclared. [valuable studies have not been remainder of the stadium seat-~week on the Lay Apos~o*a~elfinos i~self ~ per cen~ uamonc.[" ' If we Catholics stooa ~or, Ill the organization's national Father MeAuliffe was later The NCWC official said the I fully utilized by the government ing area and the auxiliary seat-[here ]Hundreds of millions of mmen[ more, more would stand for us, chaplain, who will give The returned to Miami where he [Catholic buying power should be lsimply through a lack of a con- ing nlanned will be open to the[ More than 500 students, Re[l-[ and women are not Ch ist'a s;] the Roy. James Anderson, for- Chaplain's View " is shown waiting for another employed to break the virtual tral coordinating governmental general public on the day of the[gious and lay adults from acrossI hundreds of millions have no]mer YCS national chaplain, The CFM chaplains will con- plane which would take him boycott of Negro labor in certain authority whose major responsi-rally [the country attended the pro-[faith at all. Within the Church, [ said. "We must be out there. vane at Notre Dame for threeto Lima, Peru. He will also Iskilled trades He said a speciallbility is disarmament." An'im,'~rtant function in hart-[gram which combined the YCSlit is estimated that only 20 per[fighting to wipe out the causes da--s --recedin" the ~'eneral con visit Colombia, Bolivia and I concern of Christian charity l Nagle said that lack of clear . ~" ~ I Midwest Study week with pro-I cent of the world's Catholics areIof poverty and illiteracy." V e:n ~i o n. )~ppear~ng on the Brazil on his fact-finding mis- should be "the demoralizedlcut authority within the govern-~e~:g~n:o c:~tW:d ~ht:~:lyn~aeXelgrams for lay adults, Younglrea!ly practicing thel, r faith " .I,"Harmless Minority" chavlains' program w i 1 1 be sion Igroups in our slums, especially]ment over disarmament efforts on, ;u he th,~ ,~,-,~ot;, ,~] Christian Nurses, Fapm reran-I ~ne unurcn in me ommaI TO many peopte o~ me worla, ~ the youth has proven a "major handicap --arkin"~ which was volunteered[teers and Extensmn Volunteers.[States, he stud, although ~t con-[we Catholics are a harmless ,I "Let us not deceive our-lt this country's efforts ~. +~ s, ~ ~, ~ao.~.o ~"';ot, ,fl "The Church needs your sac-] tributes 75 per cent of all fundslminority who are at most agin- = !, Iselves," Father Cronin told thel "The present crises in Berlin ~ ~:,;~1"~ r~'~:;e'*'~ ~'~:~r~r~.~ [rifices to accomplish its mis-]that go to the missions, contri-[ners. We are nice people known I~1 "~' ~1 ~ ~ ~ ~ 11 ~ Iconvention. "Both our Church/and other areas," he said, ,i~. was's tron ~l~'~'ur'~ed'~bv~'~is/Sion,'' the Rev. Laurence Mur-]butes only 3 or 4 per cent of the]for being against immodesty, .1.l~ JI. ll," I/ ~.~ .i L~ q.~ ~.A[/ K.~ , land our nation are suffering[ 'make it more important than committee that'those attendina|phy, M.M associate editor oflmission personnel. 'The 1960]birth control, certain movies l throughout the world because oil ever that in this session Con-the rally as official parish dele~-/the Maryknoll magazine World[ figures ,tell us something sur-[ and communism." May They Rest 2~,Rural Life Page 71racial discrimination here Peo-[gress pass the Disarmament ,~o,o~ ~h, in *o,other ~,~/Campus told an assembly. 'And[prising, Father Murphy said.| 'The world is full of educat- " " " ' I ctiv nice Cathohc Charities 3,Le~ion of Decency ~ pie of color judge Christians bylAgency bill and provide the ~ ~,~ ~ ~;~,~o [the basic meaning of sacrfflce,[ Amerman Cathohcs send less[ed harmless, meffe e, Family Clinic 3i ". -'.:- :'-'[Ihow they act as well as how|funds to make the new agency e-~ [as St. Augustine said, is every]than 7,000 missmnaries abroad/Catholics," he said. "'Today we - 3,vor~s ~nswers ,oum ~;~ the r-ach'' / r ~m Ushers Committee ood and hol thin that men riests Reli ious and la men" need more than harmless and uonung r venrs . - y p e . t operau~v p~ o~ r,~o- I g Y g ] --P,g Y ,| B H~ ~cnooi News 8 Washington aekground 51 -'-- i God Wills It [ sible.' Within Bayer Stadium the seat [ do that will build up the body[ American Protestants send[ ineffective Catholics. We again Sharing Our Treasure 5 For Teens Only 91 The NCWC official said that[ Nagle said that passage of the ing of the spectators will be di-| of Christ." [ more than 28,000. ' [ need heroes, crusaders, marty- Meet the Clergy 5'.St. Vincents Jottings 9imany African Catholic students]bill (S. 2180) could have "noth- rected by St. Anthony Holy[ 18 Percent Catholic I Use Half World's Goods |rs, people who are willing to Mission Column 5iTV Movie Guide :9]lose their Faith as a result of]lug but a salutary effect" on Name Society of Rockford which] "We live in a world in which[ "No Amerman" 's conscience[ give up everything, for Christ I}GGW Page 61Theology for Everyman 10[the treatment they recmve m] world l ublic opmmn, forms the offmml usher corn- two great vismns are competing[ should be at ease, 0 Shea stud,| and for others.