Newspaper Archive of
The Observer
Rockford, Illinois
September 1, 1961     The Observer
PAGE 10     (10 of 10 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 10     (10 of 10 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
September 1, 1961
 

Newspaper Archive of The Observer produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




PAGE 10 THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1961 THEOLOGY FOR EVERY MAN n I i 1 Nov. 5" " ,WASHINGTON--(NC)--Some handbooks and other items to The old hrase "You have to know hint to love him' Zeads ~t ght millionCatholicyoung assist local groups in planning p . . . sm~ e to pose this question for the spiritual li]e: Just how much ~ople in the U.S. and at over- programs is. available from the do you have to know before you can truZy Iove? To what degree r, ~as military ba~ are exnect- l~t~wu Youth Department, 1312 is knowledge of God and intellectual appreciatio~ of H~s in- 1, ~ to observe the-llth ~Lnnual Massachusetts ~.Avenue, N. W ]inity a prerequisite to devotion and fervor? These and related etc ah'onal Catholic Youth Week~,washington ~, ~.t questions are dealt with in the following commentary prepared that whlcn is permeated wltn rove ws ct 29 to Nov 5 -- et St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Mass It is reprinted [ram We resemble God only remotely as we become aware of the]relation to both God and the law knowledge and love must go Announcement "of the event I~iii::ii!~i~ii?i:~:ii~i:::i:~ i~i~i!::!i~::~:;:: ~i ?:i~;:: y:::: 7:~i~i~:::i~ii:::ii':~i?:ii~i~ The (Bos~on) Pilot imaterial world about us On a higher level is the knowledge hand in hand. There are limits to the extent to which an indi- . ~ ~^r^ t ~"r Too~"h I Say You Saw It in that is directed towards action This knowledge brings us con- vidual man can speculate about God. What-he does know, how- ]~'~ S~c~i= der ~dl'~eo'tor " of ~t~le THE OBSERVER Q DOES MORALITY DEPEND ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE T~v~v x~rill h~xro itc fnl;nrt~tianc {. ahcahlto ron]itv Ant1 fho llm. ' . LAW OR ON LOVE OF MORAL GOODNESS? Isciousness of our power over the material universe which we L'~."' "-"" Y~-~ ",~. ~-': "':'." "~ -7".'~".'-;~ ~'.'~ :"-. Y o u t h Department National ~i!~i~!~!~!i~i?~i~!~!~!~i~/~i~i~i~i~i~ii~i~i~ii~i;~i~ii~ii!ii~i~i~:i.;ii~i~:ii!i~ t~ea ex~en~ ~o wmcn ne can alscover an~ emoora~e ~ne ~ac~ oz ~' ~ t . A To say that morality is to be interpreted entirely in terms can control through the images of sense. As we grasp the es-|God,s infinitely r~rfect Bein~ makes it nossible for Him to ren- uatnonc wez~are ~omerence, ~e~ ~ ~ i" . . . " " which sponsors the observance g, . of i gs by intellectual abstraction and gum insight mtolresent to himself with ever-increasing awareness the value of . . [KULK tALL~ of oddness wtth no relatmn at all to knowledge would be to sences th n overlook the fact that morality expresses the objective depen- the causes of our exnerience we discover the necessary rel~tion-IGod for his life As this awareness of God's goodness grows, it Msgr: S c h ~ e,d e r said the . "n the ima e and like-! ' ~. ' wee~ meme will De "~outn- dence of man on God. Man ~s created ~ g ship of the created umverse of God. The h~ghest degree of know-lwill arouse successwely the selhsh love of God m vmw of H~s /I I ness of God Th~s means not only that man s fiee wm ]s a snar ower n ~s w lhn ness t u a d the un If h lay um~y trum " ' " - edge is wisdom which is made nerfect by charity Here the rela-Jp a d H'. i " g . o help s, n se is e - " [I ~ s~ s~ I 1 " ik . ' ~. " * * * ~ng m the freedom of God, but also that man s know edge is 1 e tranship between man and God intellectually grasped by man/which thinks of God as ]nhmtely good in H~mself. Schools and youth groups oh-l[ I God's knowledge. And since freedom in God is not blind, free-lbecomes the basis of the perfect love in which we reciprocatel It will be impossible to know that we love God unless we serve the w e e k through pa-/I Wondering Who Can | dam m man the basis of his moral life wilt ve possessea in me r . . ~ the love wh]cl~ God has bestowed upon us. [have intellectual understanding of His infinite perfection, rades, radm and TV programs,/I. hA~t~ You W h .t~t I m which man shares in the know~e~ e o~ ~o . I,s ecial reli ious ex r ~s measu'e . g -~ IT IS EASY, THEREFORE, TO UNDERSTAND the relationIGrowth in intellectual appreciation of God is not, however, a P g . e c ses, o-l| "T-ar-" I IN EVERY EXERCISE OF FREEDOM ann m every ac~ oI,clal and athlehc events The e s " h--- i-]between knowledge and love in our moral life Morality is the[necessary condition for lo,ing Him more ardently. And as loveI : [I I Knowleo e man s uKeness to ~oa IS manlzesL ~, ~oa ~ ~re ~ . " " O nin ~a oI me week me g scmnce of salvation One who is trul moral will be trul reli becomes more and more ardent, God's grace brings to the soul pe g y,|[ Pknn, ~AA g I?R? I ' ' Y Y - r " ~l~ ~lI gious. The most untutored person who has a loving knowledge[a correspondingly deeper appreciation of the depth of H's~ Be- Feast of Ch ~st the King, ~s an-[|, ~ [ [~[~ ~[ ~ ~lt ~[~ [of God bears a closer resemblance to Him than does the learned/ing and the scope of His law, even for those whose lack of in- nually designated National Cath-/| ~r 3-oal4 I I~ w-I ~- --ir-~ professor who manifests an attitude of skepticism towards God[tellectual training and capacity makes it impossible for them ohc Youth Communion Sunday.l| ,IPU~ML~IVAV Ill~ll~ff [ I /tt~tUkl ,IPiOl~#t D/~.l.liJl~tmltCOt~ ][and religion Theoretical knowledge may be brilliant in its grasPito discourse about God in the language of theology and philo- A promotional kit for the[[ /11~ / Lllal ~ I I JVrll~ .t ixl a ixvis u--~l~ffi-lx ~ I[of the applicatmns of the moral law, but it cannot be compared[sophy. [week, containing posters, bump-|l (Also Charter Bus Service) | I STANDARD SERVICE I[with the simple understanding of the relation between man and[ o IS IT CORRECT TO SAY THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT|er stickers, prayer cards, a{| 305 W 14th Rock Falls [ o h ' o " r o h "lli "~" sample sermon radio and TV|| " I I "l'l.l~ "l'lDl~ "TIDCg lid d t at ~s f und in a holy pe son, even th ugh e be,terate]eRACTiCE VIRTUE ARE VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN INABIL-[ ' ,I|acco ing to the standards of the educational world. While love|iTY TO APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF VIRTUE FOR THEIR|--~ I ONE STOP SERVICE IIhas its necessary source in knowledge, knowledge without love]LiVES, II I Bo wo cannot make a person morally good On the other hand, love can tl e I 206 E. Wilson St. Phone TR 9.1273 ~ " [] [ A. It is correct to say that if we knew God perfec y, w wouldll I rise m ~ne summl~ oI supernarura[ cnarlty without beneilt of " " [have already attained the objective of all the virtues, which is|[ ROCK FALLS I tithe elaboration of knowledge that is brought about by human[to develop in ourselves the moral goodness of which we are[I I FINEST IN FOOD FINEST IN DRINKS I[scholarship. [capable In this life, however our knowledge of God's is im-[I ~ I.~"~. ~ ~ i~. ~:~ .~ [ RA B L T ' ~ ,~ .= 1-, ,~ ~ L I at x~ a ~.axx x.axJ~.~ v I I as our knowledge of God and of our relations with Him becomes/ness of the differences between good and evil To go beyond ll ~ I TAVERN II OUR MO L RESPONSI I I Y, however, becomes greater[perfect and obscure. Nearly all people have a general aware-ll [ 0,99 ,crORCE c NERI Owner MARVIN TOPPEL Manager I]more and m re perfect. As we recognize the goodness of God|this point requires considerable education which many people ll "Notice Your Appearance OTHERS DO" ] I $'OUTH BATAVIA'AVENUE BATA~A IJreflected in our human experience, we must follow up its [m-]fail to acquire. Thus some people who appreciate the moral[I -" I u,~,~. -~, "'1"7 Ilplieations for our moral life All knowledge tends of its nature/ goodness of justice and the evil of injustice have distorted ideas[| = I ~nv~,r~ ~r, ~ Jr"I I ~NI5 uwn r I to move us towards God and to make us love the mflmte good-]about the value and meaning of the wrtue of chastity. Again,~| ---- J, r. ~ x~, uwner I . ness of God in its created reflections Every normal man should|some people may regard the more exalted virtues of kindness[] 323 l~t Ave. fMA 5-0571~ Rock Falh ] / O~018I 2~ ve ~,~'1/~ O UDII) I~OCK.Ical S |,Itbecome more and more familiar with his own likeness to God|and humility as having significance only for those who live/I dad~$~ve, ~ua ~-uazxi nook xa.~ I I I:nlTng RM~R[R 2. RFMITY gHOp I|and should experience more and more the force of God's good-lapart from the world. Though they realize their power to strive/| I ,v-.~, Ilness impelling him to live in accordance with the moral law. To[for high ~deals, they are blinded by temptations which arise in[ I Barbers: foe Fohos -- left Orland I[ verl k the fruitful possibilities of our knowledge of ereatedlundiseiplined selfishness and sensuality. [~ ~]~[~~ Jt,~ I Beautician" Lucile Lohman Ilthings will have the effect of making us less and less conscious/ WE ARE FACED WITH THE FACT that :n the ~e--'~r l~vels'~ m~n~ .at~ Jtt~ l " . I[ / a '~,- 1.-"~,- v. |I W iVItItI~I 2 West Wdson St Phone TR 9 3464 Botovm o~ tne ~mage o~ t ,oa w~tmn our own sores umy when we rove r h r b ll fe t~ ral h ," " it . [of human natu e t e e can e bus[ca y de c "ve mo at "-| ~.~ God can we continue to be morally good t=onversely, our ful ~ f n ward I .ll . ' . : "[tudes. For some people the defect is oneof ind'f ere ce to s][ " Ill I hllment of the moral law will be an ewdence of our love of on o 1 o 1 s the are mtellectuall ~theverynoti sofm ra g odandevi a y ' y[| Ii I I IIGod apprehended. For others, there is blindness for certain types ofll rtl v ! I11 l~'l'l'L~(TJ~'JlI-A'LL} I I ~ ~ l~l~I I~'~TqP - Q. HOW CAN WE LOVE GOD BEFORE WE KNOW HIM?lmoral goodness, combined with sporadic attempts to live a|l I I I I X.~ 11 1" .1.~l ~JJXJ .1. ~ I]AND HOW CAN WE KNOW WHAT WE DO NOT ALREADy|Christian life. A third type of defect is common even among/[ T~,T. Ill u ut, I I w ~,~v~w~x~,~ I~LOVE~ /habitually good people They recognize the value of moral prin-/I ~uneral name Ill . ~ . ,: . I ~r~, MP.t~t~W.~nr~, L~W~'~ r~ulrmr~ ~x " ' " ' es rrescrt rton npectattst$ I ~ APHIX~ERY A. We have already noted that there ~s a difference betweenlc~pl in general, but they fred ~t dlfhcult to apply these prin./I Illl~rescrtptton ~pec~atts$$ i I ~ ~ r~n~Vl ~. ~ ]]purely speculative knowledge and knowledge that is directedlciples in circumstances which might be painful or inconve-[I Established 70 Fears Ill R.F. FITZGERALD I "'l~'e Service What I~'e Sel~' towards some. desired good result. From this.same point of view nient, particularly for themselves. " " 19874 I there is a difference between the speculahve knowledge thaCtl ALL THESE DEFECTS MAY AROUSE one or other of two/I f,"-:'-': : [[I [ I Time Payments [[something is commanded or forbidden by law, and the knowl-[ compensating attitudes. Some people, first of all, are positively|l A~e ttenKes -- vwner Ill PHONE 3415 I I 845 E. Wilson St. TR 9.355~- /ledge that obedience of the law will have a definite persohallhostile towards ideals of moral goodness which conflict withlI Phone: Morrison 2322 I/I 105 w MAIN ST. I I BATAVIA ivalue. The very notion of law supposes the notion of obliga-ltheir own interest. For such people the moral law is a eon-/I mane: morHson I/I I It[on. And the notion of obligation supposes the notion of a|stant challenge to their moral waywardness They become|l Ill MORRISON. ILL. I i I/moral goodness towards which observance of the law is di-[openly critical not only of moral values, but of those who are|L |,l I lllil ~mm ~iimlm~ aip~lm/n $II~t~l IJrected. / |successful in living morally good lives. This attitude of hostility/-- ~ " I BA/AVIA ~Httl MtIAL bHU~ I/ THE MORAL VALUE OF OBSERVANCE of the law, how-[can reach the point at vchich a person will be completely scorn-/g ~~'g~Dr~ i I|ever is not always in the foreground of our knowledge Simi-|ful of moral goodness, and develop a self-deceiving hatred oftI' ~'~I~IVI~m~" I ~o~ Heat Oy nepuOttc I[larly, the authority of'the lawgiver is sometimes seen too much]even the natural moral law. ' [I | I ~.~, ~n a =-r~,~I|in the light of his authority to inflict punishment, rather than inl Other people become merely insensitive to moral values,|l A II I I I ip V I~ I1 I 1 qPU I lI [ d[~ l I l~ ~llSOn ~)lr DA/AIIA /1% 1-.~/at~r-I/ I " " I/me hgbt of his appreciation of the value of the law for those]without manifesting any degree of hostility This attitude isLI u u A L I / I D U I t I I1 U m g a I ,|who will obey it. Mere knowledge of the law must be accom-|found largely in those who live merely to enjoy themselves.|[ I I I/panied and supported by love of the value which the law has forlThey are pleasant and agreeable and have no desire to offend]| 3 bedrooms, 20 x 12 drittwooa panema romuy I I I|the satisfaction of our human needs. Many people who cannot]any one. Yet they are completely indifferent to those aspects/I room, 2 car flarage, built in caloric kitchen. Plus- I I 14.11mn,b Cnrtls I[grasp the technicalities'in which the law is expressed have alof the moral law which emphasizes self-discipline and self-ll teredwalls Hardwood floors -- full basement. I I . ,w -.- I-- - |ldeep appreciation of its moral value. It has been well said.ldenial. The source of this kind of moral indifference is self-II We will finance I |l . ror" All--1I ccasIo S .A" -- Itl[ that there are more people who grasp God by love than there areI indulgence, rather than undiluted pride. /I, " I ,Visit the Store with The Best Selection 'IELIZABETH . . . IFormer Graduate[ . ]1 SENKEL BROS. BLDG. CORP. J I jill I tAcuvtues oz l ewman t mo /i 3515 AUBURN ROCKFORD I I II I r m t ' ma l /I I z A.M. Graves I DRUG STORE ELIZABETH [Wins FellowshipJOHNs0N S Outhned for Comm Year OFF. w 4-7.5 MODEL T, 7.2o46 Prescription urugg",' I Ill It ROCKFORD -- Joseph H Me / DEKALB--Newman Club ac- scheduled religious and intellec:[i l " hwtms for the coming year for tual programs an Advent mad hone TR 9 1466 Batavia (~AKA~ Intyre, son of Mr and Mrs 117 S. Balavia Ave. P - Cathohc student of Northern AN III J]William McIntyre "and a 1954[ " s [Lenten series of lectures have*[ JOHN P, SREEN I I ~ ]graduate of St. Thomas high[ [ " I Is Quahf,ed To Take Care I ! ' Illinois university were discus- been scheduled for next year llA KI II llschool is one of 1,400 college se-/sea a n a oum.nea recenuy a~ a[~ I Of Your Everyday Insurance I niors selected from among 10- ~ "~ ~: Needs MIAU~ " committee chairmen .~iz~:~:i:i 000 applicants to recewe a . " . " ~;:~: The leadership weekend un Ill I I Woodrow Wilson fellowship in = " Patr0nlze Office WO4-5977 1961 earn etition aer me oirec~ion of me r~ e v. III Underwood S I[I Bulck-Pont|oc-GMCTruck I] P " " [Hubert V McGinn and Ted[ -- ---- ] --Home TR 7-6402 I Sales and Service He will study at Northern I1- " r Adv rhsers Kg / IIAVgN I[I r t e I/I [ilinoi universit /Holm, president, was conducted] OU e I --- I s y ann w]u ma tt~ AIU CONVALESCENT HOME III.u;r I/I Phon R, [[ jor in the ield of economies. I Ill IffP/KULi~liJJ~i II /ann lvirs. U. ~. ~wct~mn, paremsI I Ii!~i:I I'~i I ltl nnt,~h,mq're Ill /|of the club chaplain. I I~:l~ ~~ I iwen.ry-rout .sourIII r~,~.~ I/I I/ Concerned Over Apathy IHAI~V~IWn I St. Bridget's Parish ~ I nursing senrtce, lil T n r~ III ' ~.- ~ 11 I~ Ir'llllLlr~lILl~ I I III u e.up III [~ . I/ Although the membership of[ ~ I ! Eileen Hofmann, R.N. Ill Wax/ns III ]l ll Complete t antetng 3ervtce []the Newman club at NorthernI Owner I/I Lubrication I/I |1~; ~ /-, ~.~ ~, . I|Illinois university is the largest ~,'/'t,~ f' ~ t. 1 ~or uver DU xears m llhn z ~ ~, ~ u ~. u~ ~,* I ~ 95 204 E Th rd St . Ill o I}1 Ifl] I/ the nation, the executive! ~f/ith,h~ c,o,Purchase P ro ram gTashin$,o's and one of the largest taxon, . .no, s Ill --* N "" " ! Av Ill I[ i i|council evidenced much c o n- C~ PHONE2-931! Ill ZZaDiXoN,Orm~oeo e. Ill I/cernCathOlic verthestudents apathy of manYrelevant to ,/ ' THE ELIZABETH STATE BANK THE HARVARD For Everyone. ' ~ " ~ the student apostolate. T h e " ,I ill fl Member Federal Deposit Insurance Carp. I[council decided that every pos- STATE BANK "k Pagel's Rental Purchase Plan , Area s Lar est g IItl EDNA N. ~IIRUS SHOP ill ~ ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS I[sible means of contacting the h, . -- r, . Displays II/ |l IICatholienon-members shouldbe if~O Interest Paid r'aget,s rr'l r ew r ome rtan III /I Ilutilized. On Savin-s Accounts Pagel s Trade In Plan SIMMONS Bedding IIll ~ r ~ II JI Club~ business meetings were ~ "~r Paael's 10% Down Plan K.ROEHLER Furniture II11 I[SAVANNA - -- -- /scheduled far the first Sunday "~ ~ ' "- "tB~a~ ghtOofreamChm rn:hw onul rd: Member of F.D.I.C. SAW ke Crend' * Home Electrie Shop Ine. Westinghouso Appliances Amana Refrigerators & Freezers Electrical Contracting & Repairs PHONE: AT 4.0011 213 West First St. DIXON, ILL. 124 Galena Avenue Dixon, Illinois AT 4.8341 RUBY R. NATTRE$$. O~ra~ "Insurance Exclusively" DIXON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING .PHONESOFC. AT 2.8174 RES. AT 4-707) Dixon, III. SUNDAY 6:30 P.M, JAMES GARNER JACK KELLY 13 WREX-TV Your Friendly lndeponden$ Grocer FINEST IN MEATS We Give S&H Green Stamps* 8rinton at Bradshow able to attend. Socials Altered The heavily attended week- end socials were slightly alter- ed. In order to provide more tangible benefits for club mem- bers, the executive council felt that one dance a month should be restricted to members only. The annual Newman ,club for- mal will also be held for alum- ni and members only. In addition to the regularly Skelly Products GASOLINE FUEL OIL Harvard--Whitney 3.4131 New Homes and Apartments Now Available to Compare! Construction Co 536 Windsor Rd. Rockford. Ill. Cali TR 7-7804 Today ELLIOU JEWELRY CO. EstQblished 1889 SAVANNA ILLINOIS The NATIONAL BANK of SAVANNA "Your Bank For Every Financial Service" Member F.D.I.C. 229 Main St, Sevann~ Ill. Fuller Memorial Chapel Phone 5555 309 Chicago Avenue Savanna, Illinois Considine's Insurance Agency Ofc. Phone 255, Res. Phone 286i Fu/ton Illinois ,t.txterzt| re, Since 1878.-- Corner of Sixth and Eleventh Completely Air-Conditioned Phone 9121 -- Fulton, Ill. CO-DIRECTORS J. M. Foy Llewellyn Fo~, John O. Seesser "MEADOWDALE" Choice Locations Streets- Curbs- Gas- Water- Sewer ALL LOTS FULLY IMPROVED HOME PRICES START AT $11,300, INCLUDES LOT P yments As Low As$80.00 Per Month Including Taxes and Insurance Plus Painting NAME YOUR OWN DOWN PAYMENT Route 173 To Alpine Rd. Turn North & Follow Signs These are conventionally built homes Moterial Purchased Locally Labor Done by Local People CONVENIENT TO ST. BRIDGET'S CHURCH & SCHOOL TELEPHONE TR 7-2549