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DCCW Convention At Freeport Oct. 8 See Page 6 Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XVI--No. 36 ROCKFORD, SEPTEMBER 8, 1961 10 PAGE3 School Bells Ring Again HOLY NAME RALLY PACE SETTERS--The well-known Purple Knights, prize winning drum and bugle corp, will set the pace for the officials' parade into Beyer stadium for the Sept. 24 Diocesan Holy Name rally in Rockford. The Knights will also be featured in a pro-rally program at 3:10 p.m. in a snappy field drill for the rally spectators who are expected to fill the stadium early because of the renown of the featured speaker, The Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen. The Diocesan Holy Name rally is open to the general public. Official parish delegates will occupy the playing field of the stadium but the permanent stands and auxiliary seating facilities are for the thousands of rally spectators who will attend. TOLEDO, Ohio -- (NC) -- A priest has urged Americans to raise their voices on all fronts to rectify the plight of millions of "voiceless' migrant f a r m workers. "We might well hang our heads in shame" for not alle- viating the dreadful conditions under which American migrant workers exist, said Msgr. Wil- liam J. Quinn, executive secre- tary of the Bishops' Committee for Migrant W o r k e r s. He preached at the annual Labor Day Mass here in the Cathed- ral of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. "Our vision is clouded and our horizons are n a r r o w,"~ Msgr. Quinn said, "when on this Labor Day of 1961 we do not include in our thoughts the several million American men, women and children who even on this holiday are working in the fields in the West, Middle West and East . . . for wages which are abysmally low and shameful." Without Benefits These workers, he stated, are "without unemployment insur- ance, without the ground be- neath them of the minimum wage, without overtime pay provisions, with no federal law to protect their children out- side school hours, with no pro- tection of the right to organize and bargain collectively." Msgr. Quinn said that the mi- grants are "the poor of Amer- ma; poor Whites from t h e South, Negroes from the South- east who work on the ripening harvest along the Eastern sea- board; Americans of Mexican extraction from the Southwest who work up through the Mid- dle West and West. The migrant, he asserted, is alone a m o n g all American workers because he "m u s t compete with workers of a for- eign land for his job." Competes and Loses He competes and he loses," he added, "because either he doesn't get a job or t h e job provided in this kind of compe- tition w o u 1 d not pay him enough to live in this country, even though the wage might be IN STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG, Pc. --(NC)-- l~/ursing services for parochial school children have been voted by the Pennsylvania General As- sembly. The House of Representatives, by a vote of 152 to 42, recently completed legislative action ne- cessary to make lawful a vi- tal part of the state's school health program which had been d e n i e d to 500,000 parochial school children. The legislative path was be- set with difficulties from the in- troduction of the nursing serv- ices bills last spring until the mo- ment before-final passage when Rep. J a m e s S. Bowman of Dauphin County rose to move that the proposal be tabled. Under Attack Previously, the legislation had been twice voted down in the Senate Committee on Education and once voted down in the Hous~ Committee on Appro- priations. Down to the final vote, it was under attack as violating con- # stitutional provisions relating to ~M~ VI l~/~M~ [separati n f church and state" ~ltj L I/IflL/UlL/ [ The measure, whose passage I had been sought by the Penn- World News 2/sylvania Catholic Welfare cam- Meet the Clergy - 2 mittee, received endorsement Family Chine" " - 31from the American Civil Liber-m It ie s union, the Pennsylva 'a Catholic Charities 3 AFL-CIO and the Jewish Corn- Editorial Page 4 munity Relations Council of Washington Background 5'Greater philadelphia. May They Rest 5 State Reimbursement Sharing Our Treasure 5 The new law, which had been Mission Column 5 passed earlier by the Senate 49- Women's Page 6 1, amends the existing School Coming Events 7 Health Services act to state that Requiescant 7i "every child of school age shall Weddings 7J be provided with school nurse services. LegZon of Decency 8 The act provides t h a t the Dgr;s A::swers Youth 8 state make full cost reimburse- S~. Vlnce ~$'s Jottings 8 ment to school districts for the I41 School News 8 rendering of nursing services For Teens Only ~ 9 according to the same arrange- TV Movie GuMe 9 ment by which doctor and den- Theology tar Everyman 101 tal services are presently made. [ A ceiling cost of $3.50 multi- plied by the number of children enrolled in a school is given. Bill Leadership It has been estimated that the new program will cost Penn- sylvania approximately f o u r nillion dollars. Leadership within the General kssembly on behalf of nursing legislation was provided by Sen. Paul W. Mahady, Latrobe at- torney. Leading the fight in the House of Representatives was Rep. A. V. Capano, attorney from Washington, Pennsylvania. Ask VA Land For Loyola WASHINGTON --(NC)-- Illi. nois' two senators have cospon- sored a bill authorizing the Vet- erans administration to turn over to Loyola university, Chica- go, 79 acres of a VA hospital res- ervation for use as a medical center. Sen. Paul Douglas intro- duced the bill (S. 2502) in the Senate for himself and Sen. Ev- erett Dirksen. Under the bill the VA would be authorized to convey 79 acres of the reservation of the VA hos- pital at Hines, Ill and struc- tures on them to Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine adequate for liie in the econ amy of Mexico." "If the family farm worked by the father, his wife and chil- dren is so basic to the fabric of American life," Msgr. Quinn stated, "then the continuance of low wages to migrant agri- cultural workers on large fac- tory-type farms must be brought to a halt." ST LOUIS -- (NC)-- Sacri- fices Catholics are making to live up to their religion "hurt more" today because they are mingling more with non-Cath- olics, Father John L. Thomas, S.J said here. "Catholics in America are far more mobile today than they have. ever been in the past," he told the American Catholic So- ciological Society at its 23rd annual convention here. "They are leaving the ghetto. They are moving to the suburbs, and for the first time Catholic reference groups are changing Now they are comparing themselves not with other Catholics, but with persons who are not Catholic." More Noticeable Such things as Friday absti- nence, and refraining from arti- ficial birth control, are now far more obvious to Catholics than ever before, the priest said. "You notice the sacrifice more when you are the one eating fish I ion Friday when everyone else has steak," he said. Father Thomas, professor .of sociology at St. Louis Universi- ty, spoke on "Family Values in a Pluralistic Society" at the three-day convention in the Cor- onado hotel here. He had harsh words for the increasing prevalence of dating among grade school and early high school youngsters. Sex-Sick Nation "We are building something into our culture that will de- stroy it," he said "Young people have just so much time and energy. Either they will apply it to their social life, or to their school work. He described the United States as "one of the sickest nations on earth in regard to sex." "We are destroying our chil- dren," he explained. "We are exposing them to early dating. Our culture is highly advanced,~ and young people, in order to fulfill their roles must have long years of hard formative train- ing. If they start their sex life at an early age, they are not going to get the training they Referring to the m i g r a n t need. workers as a--'voiceless pea- "We have built something in- ple," Msgr. Quinn continued: "They are in no federations or associations as are the farm- ers. They have no unions as do industrial workers. They are alone, at the mercy of the mar- ket and the employer. They may not or cannot speak out for better housing in place of the unspeakable housing which most of them have, for sani- ta}y facilities, for more pay, for equal treatment in the com- munities which they s e r v e. They are, indeed, a subdued people " No Political Voice The Monsignor said the mi- grant has "no political voice" and "does not vote largely be- cause he is a person without roots " "He doesn't feel like a bona fide American b e c a u s e he doesn't live like other Ameri- cans," he stated. "He does know that he generally gets more money in the s t a t e s I which use fewe= or no Mexman nationals " Msgr. Quinn said "the mi- grant does have ~ome friends: the people who write to their congressmen to tell them of the migrants' plight; the religious groups who help supply cloth- ing, entertainment and advice; the men and women and stu- dents who give religious in- structions and provide religious s e r v i c e s; the priests who preach and administer the Sac- raments " Much More to Be Done "But there is much more to be done," he stated "Our country is still weak when so many of our citizens must live as the migrants While they are silent, we must be their voice politically and socially and eco- nomically. While they are un- organized, we must insist to or- ganized labor that it must do more than it is doing "We must make clear to our congressman," Msgr. Q u i n rr Sen. Douglas said the land to concluded, "that we wish him be turned over to the university to support legislation w h i c h has been found "unsuitable for will keep both the migrant and further use" by the VA has- the small farmer from dying pital. on God's good green earth." to our culture that will destroy it at the very time Russia is building something into its cul- ture to preserve the common good. If a youngster doesn't get his lessons in Russia, he con- fesses in front of the class. Rus- sians make their children study hard -- and they're Puritanical in terms of sex," he said. New Problem The priest pointed out that the Catholic family has a far dif- ferent problem in confronting the rest of society today than has been the case in other gen- erations and in other countries "The Catholic family is clear- ly defined from the point of view of norms -- its philosophy anct theology," he said. "How "O in LOS ANGELES--Miss Emma Zandonatti, R.N of Rockford, is one of three lay women leav- ing Monday, September 25, for mission duty in Umtali, South- ern Rhodesia. Miss Zandonatti and 19 other lay men and women m a d Emma Zandonatti solemn promises here vecentl to serve three years in mission posts as members of the Lay Mission Helpers association Based on Request Their promises were accepted in St. Vibiana's cathedral by can these things be preserved in a pluralistic society -- a so- ciety where such things as pre- marital dating, for example, are not geared to the Catholic's life? "This is a case where a mi- nority is trying to,preserve its values when the rest of the so- ciety is not. And it is a new problem, because Am e r i c a n Catholic families are moving away from the cities and into the suburbs where they are in non-Catholic environments, often for the first time. Since World War II there has been a tre- mendous change in the pattern of society " Sharp Conflict In the suburbs, Father Thom- as says, the Catholic family finds its way of life in sharp conflict i with what is considered normal by other Americans "The life suggested by religion follows a pattern of deferred gratification," he said. "It post- pones immediate satisfaction in this life for long range goals in :the next "Our American culture is dif- :ferent. It says, 'enjoy now.' In- stallment buying is an example LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG JOB--This little girl, beginning her travels on the highway of education, is symbolic of some 28,000 other boys and girls who began a new school year this week in the 10 high and 63 parochial grade schools in the diocese. Guiding these citizens of tomorrow are 674 priests, sisters, and lay teachers dedicated to the standards of Chris- tian education. (Observer photo) ARCHBISHOP BINZ ON LIST -- a young couple must have at[~'~ the start of marriage thingsJ|df~ 1 adults of another generation didl I. IJ " not have after 20 years of mar-[ ri " VhAt?5:NeCmI:eYrs ~g:cause American Cathol e]Zi and~NC)new families are being confronted eonsultors have been named to with so many new problems, they need to know how Church doctrine applies to the situa- tions they run in t o, Father Thomas said. Not Getting Answers "If they don't get clear a~s- wers to their problems from their leaders -- and they're not -- they tend to be confused," he said. "They're not getting the answers, and religion con- sequently is not as meaningful in American life as it should be." This problem of applying doc- trine into contemporary prob- lems faces men of all religions in a pluralistic society such as the United States has, he said. The big problems facing Cath- olics in a pluralistic society particularly that of teenage dat- ing -- did not begin until after World War II, Father Thomas mid. He traced their origins to the increase in wealth among most families, with the result that nearly every family today belongs to the middle class. Con- sequently, the motivations that influenced 'an earlier, poorer generation have little effect to- day, he said. Results of Dating "What is needed is, first of all, a recognition of what is go- ing on, and, secondly, the appli- cation of some common sense to the problem. We've got to prepare our youngsters for their (Continued on page 2) commissions and secretariats preparing for the Second Vati- can Council. Among those appointed by Pope John are Archbishop Leo Binz of Dubuque and Msgr. Romano Guardini, ~vriter and theologian of Munich. Commission for Bishops Named a member of the Com- mission for Bishops and the Government of Dioceses is Bish- lop Vicente Enrique y Tarancon of Solsona, Spain New consul- tars of the same commission are Archbishop Demetrio Moscato of Salerno, Italy, Archbishop Binz, Bishop Petar Cule of Mo- WASHINGTON- (NC] --Catholics throughout the U. S have been urged to pray Sept 10 ["for the maintenance of peace and justice in the world ' The appeal was matte by Archbishop Karl J. Alter, chair- man of the administrative board of NCWC, in response to t h recent plea of Pope John f o r prayers on that day to forestall every threat to world peace. "The action of the Holy Father in celebrating a special Mass for world peace on Sept. 10 alerts all of the people in the United States to the desir- ability of following his action with prayers in this country for thz like purpose," said Arch- to bishop Alter in his statement, released at NCWC ' headquar- ters "It is hoped," the Archbishop stated, "that it will be possible for each parish in the United States, at the direction of i t s own Ordinary, to celebrate a Mass at which the prayers of the faithful will be solicited for the maintenance of pe~ce and justice in the world." Pope John's appeal for world- wide prayer by Catholics was voiced at a general audience Sept. 2. He said that threats to peace will be removed if the~ world prays for peace and lives by God's law. "Having prayed thus," he stated, "every danger will be removed, for all souls will have p r a y e d. Naturally, everyone must comply with the precepts of the Lord and therefore have the peaco of God in their hearts, so that the prayer for peace among individuals a n d among nations may be valid " The Pope said the crises of the times pose a danger to the peace of the entire world, "but only if men do not listen to the dictates of truth, justice and harmony which are derived genuinely oalg/zorn God." His Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre, Archbishop of Los Angeles The 20 Helpers w e r e given their assignments based on the requests of mission bishops for their specific professional and technical skills. The group included seven registered nurses, f i v e quali- fied teachers, a pilot, plumber, construction worker, school ad- ministrator, hospital adminis- trator, a magazine staff artist and two secretarial workers. St. Anthony Graduate The new group will brin to nearly 90 the number of Help- ers now assigned to missions overseas, from the South Paci- fic to South Africa. Miss Zandonatti, a graduate of St. Anthony School of Nurs- ing in Rockford, spent the past 12 months in training here, studying t h e o 1 o g y, ascetics, scripture, missiology and lang- uage. During her three years over- seas, she will be provided hous- ing, board and medical care by her mission bishop. The La Mission Helpers a s s o c ia tion will provide her with a month- ly allowance of $20 for personal needs. star, Yugoslavia, and Bishop Geraldo Farnandes, C.M.F of :Londrina, Brazii. New members of the Commis- sion for Discipline of the Clergy and Christian People are Msgr. Peter Whitty and the Rev. Mar- cellino Cabreras, C.M.F. New consultors of the same com- mission are Bishop Santos Moro Briz of Avila, Spain, Bishop Ernesto Corripio Ahumada of Tampico, Mexico, the Rev. Lamberto de Echeverria and the Rev. Milan Durica, S.D.B. Commission for Religion Bishop Pacifico Perantoni, O.F.M of Gerace-Locri in Italy has been named a consultor of the Commission for Religious. Msgr. Guardini was named a member of the Commission for the Liturgy. The Roy. George de Lepeleere, SS.CC was made a consultor of the same commission. New consultors of the Com- mission for Studies and Semi- naries are ArChbishop Norberto Perini of Fermo, Italy, Arch- bishop Giuseppe D'Avack of Camerino, Italy, and Msgr. Ber- nard Geyer. The Commission for the Ori- ental Church will have a new consultor, Msgr. Marian Strojny. Missions Bishop Jose Lecuona Laban- dibar, Superior General of the Spanish Institute of St. Fran- cis Xavier for the Foreign Mis- sions, has been named a mem- ber of the Commission for the Missions. New consultors for the same commission are Bishop Salvatore R u s s o of Acireale, Italy, Bishop Dragutin Nezic of Porec, Yugoslavia, Bishop Alan- so Toriz Cobian of Queretaro, Mexico, Msgr. Luigi Del Pietro, the Roy. Michele Benzo and the Rev. Eliza Gomez Domin- guez. Bishop Angel Herrera y rio of Malaga, Spain, was made a member of the Secretariat for Press, Cinema, Radio and Tele- vision. Bishop William Hart of Dun- keld, Scotland, is a new con- sultor of the Secretariat fo~ Christian Unity New members of the Commis- sion for the Lay Apostolate are Msgr. Jacques Bonet and the Rev. Albert Lanquentin. Missionary Work Displayed at Fair DETROIT -- (NC) -- Repre- entatives of 13 priest missioner societies and seven communities of sisters are on hand to show visitors at the 112th Michigan state fair now in progress the Church's mission apostolate. For the seventh consecutive year, the Archdiocese of De- troit's Propagation of the Faith ~office is sponsoring the Catholic World Missions exhibit at the fair which runs to Sept 10. It is expected some 100,000 people will visit the mission building and view displays from all over world.