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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1961 ROCKFORD -- In order toI of which are being sent to help the children in the ele-I each school from the diocesan mentary schools in the diocese of Rockford b e c o m e more "spelling conscious" and de- velop a more sensitive "spell- ing conscience", a spelling pro- gram has been prepared by the Very Rev. Msgr. Raymond J. bureau of education. 3. If more words are needed --continue with the "spelling demon" list -- even into the next grade's list or further, if necessary. 4. From here on use t h e Wahl, diocesan director of edu- word list of the basic reader cation, and Sister M. Celine, O.S.F elementary school su- for each respective grade. pervisor. The program h a s 5. In dictating words, the been arranged as follows: teacher should always p r o- nounce the word, use it in a A. Beginning Oct. 13 and sentence, then repeat the again on the 13th of each suc- word. ceeding month--up to and in- 6. In answering, the pupil eluding March -- each teacher will conduct a spelling bee with her own class---each grade sep- arately. The names of the monthly winners in each grade of the school will be given a prominent place of recognition. B. Each school is encouraged to conduct "inter class" con- tests whenever and as often as is' deemed feasible. C. On April 13. a bee should be held in each school with the six winners of each month's contest participating. However, this bee should consist of three should always pronounce the word, then spell it just once. F. It is imperative t h a t throughout the year all spelling textbooks (workbooks) be com- pleted conscientiously and neat- ly. Pupils will be expected to have their book.s ready to be examined a.t all times. el Fall Festtval o o, At St P grades 1-2-3 forming one; those eter grades 4-5-6 forming the sec- ROCKFORD---The Home and ond; and grades 7-8 forming the School association of St. Peter third. This spelldown will deter- parish announced plans for a mine the representative of each four-day fall festival at the first school's group who will take meeting of the year, Sept. 19. part in the deanery bee that will be held May 1. (Place to The festival will be held on be designated later), the s c h o o 1 grounds, starting Wednesday, Oct. 18, and contin- D. The winners of the dean- uing through Saturday, Oct. 21. cry bees will take part in the The first three days the festival diocesan bee that will be held will be during the evenings only, in Rockford May 15. and the last day will be open all E. The words to be mastered day. for each month's contest should be based on: A1 Tempin, chairman of the 1. The spelling words of the ways and means committee, is basic spellers--on each grade in charge of festival plans. Jack level- as far as the wordsMuraski heads the booth corn- have been studied, mittee, and Mrs. Leonard Weeg 2. The list of "spelling. de- w il 1 be in charge of refresh- mons' for each grade--copies ments. Rides for children will be available, and 17 booths will y H provide entertainment and food. Fort ours Proceeds will go to the Sisters st. Patrick, St. Charles -- of Loretto foundation Prizes that will be awarded Nineteenth Sunday 'after P~nte-,~ during the festival include a cost. St. Nicholas, Aurora -- Nine- Stereo console, a portable TV, teenth Sunday after Pentecost. four clock radios and four tran- St. Mary, Freeport- Nine-sistor radios. teenth Sunday after Pentecost.i The Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. G. St. Patrick, Maytown, Nine-McMillan, pastor of St. Peter, teenth Sunday after Pentecost. and Sister Gerald Clare, princi- St. Peter parish, Spring Grove pal, spoke on school policy and -- Nineteenth Sunday after Pen- answered questions from par- tecost, ents. Joseph N. Strotz FOR THE ILTIMATE STORE FRONTS Furnace Repairing and Installation Air Conditioning Ventilating Skylights Gutters 469 High St. Aurora TELEPHONE TW 2-3126 I 210 MAIN ST. TW 2-9100 For Any Occasion BUS SERVICE CHARTER COACHES TEL. TW 7-8532 Joliet-Aurora Transit Lines, Inc. 135 Trask St. TWINOAKS 7-9803 The Rev. Francis L. Fflas, S.J. Noted Jesuit Next Speaker be presented at the Thomas More Adult Education center here by the Rev. Francis L. Fi- las, S.J Sunday, Oct. 8, from8 until 10 p.m. Father Filas, chairman of the department of theology at Loyo- la university in Chicago,' will speak on "Teaching Children About Sex." The seminar will be held at Holy Cross school, Wil- son and Van Buren streets Fr. Filas was born in Cicero, Ill in 1915, and entered the Jesuits in 1932. He was ordained a priest in 1945. Shortly after his ordination, he was assigned to the University of Detroit where he was responsible for intro- ducing the Cana Conference movement in that area. Since 1950 he has been stationed at Loyola university, where he re- ceived the chairmanship of the theology department in July of 1959. He has spoken to more than 80,000 husbands and wives, or couples preparing for marriage, and has made many education- al and religious telecasts. Father Filas received his doc- torate degree in Sacred Theolo- gy with special concentration on the theology of St. Joseph and has since been a recognized au- thority in this field. His seventh and most recent book, St. Jo, seph and Daily Christian Living was published by Macmillan in 1959. Nurse at Aurora Honored, Given $500 Scholarship AURORA ~ Miss E m me Onak, R. N graduate and fac- u 1 t y member of St. Joseph Raymond M. tidier Mercy School Nursing was ilhonored during the past week e~=--~ ]lby the Women's Hospital Auxil- REAL "ESTATE Iliaries of the Illinois Hospital INSU A, NCE ] I J association with a scholarship |laward in annual competition. ]1 This year's award is the' third ]]received by graduate faculty DIAL t'~'7~-) IImembers of St. Joseph Mercy 2 3226 ~==~ f ]lschool of Nursing. In 1959, Miss |]Roseann Tossing, was selected |land in 1960 similar honors went 257 N. UnionL Aurora lito Miss Marilee Hennessey. Resldenee: Ph. TW 7-7088 |] The most recent winner, Miss IIOnak, plans to continue her ,w o r k at DePaul university where she is currently enrolled The scholarship grant of $500 is given to the best qualified registered nurse, who has earn- Your Doctor ed distinction in her years of Will Prescribe study and is exemplary in her . chosen profession. MOVING? LOCAL OR LONG DISTANCE Aurora--Phone TW 7-9618 12 Downer Place Children's Shoe Specialists 41 SOUTH ISLAND AVE AURORA, ILLINOIS "SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY" LEONARDI FURNITURE TV AND APPLIANCE Visit Our Furniture Department We Feature: WADE BROWN G.E. PHILCO BASSETT ROPER HAMILTON SEALY ADMIRAL MAGIC-CHEF 907 S. River St. Aurora TW 6.176I BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION/AURORA 4 % R.orves oj Over $2,700,000.00 On All Savings Assets Over $45,000,000.00 Per Annum (Current Rate) 77 S. Broadway save by Mail--Pastas. Paid Both Ways Aurora, Iflinois re,: TWin Oaks, 7-8761 SAVINGS INSURED TO $10,000.00 . THE OBSERVER FAMILY CLINIC B t ;as By FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Louis University Our discussion group would like your views on a widely pub- licized article concerning the birth-control issue, written by "an i eminent Roman Catholic doctor" (GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, July; READER'S DIGEST, September). The author, Dr. John Rock, seems to make too little of the real differences between Cath- olic and non-Catholic thought on this subject, and we were amazed at his position concerning the use of sterilizing contraceptive "pills." What do you think of his "solution" to what the article calls this "divisive religious controvery"? SINCE THE ARTICLE YOU MENTION deals with several highly controversial points, George, your request presents a big order for a small column Hence I must be brief and selective in my comments Aurora, Ilk TW 2-9733 AGENT FOR REPUBLIC VAN and STORAGE CO. World Wide Movers smce we live in a pluralist society, our laws and policies cover- i ing public institutions should respect the convictions of all groups. THIS MEANS THAT EXISTING restrictive laws should be abol- Lhed and pertinent public institutions should make available all methods of birth control on a voluntary basis. Finally, progress toward the resolutions of doctrinal differences will come about only if a much broader variety of birth-control methods emerges, so that effective techniques acceptable to all religious groups will become available. This requires extensive research, and the article closes with the suggestion that the federal government PAGE 3 COMPLETE CARD PARTY PLANS--~Members of the Altar and Rosary society of St. Patrick parish, Rockford, are shown completing plans for the annual fall card party to be held in the church hall at 8 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 3. (1 to r) Mrs. Arthur King Jr Mrs, Edmund Pearce, general chairman; and Mrs. Matthew Zordan, candy committee chairman. Other committee chairmen for the event are Mrs. Thomas Guzzo, tickets; Mrs. Peter DalPra and Mrs. Roy Mur- ray, prizes; Mrs. Michael Domich, tables and tallies; Mrs. Thomas Hogan, raffle; Mrs. Ken- neth Giersch, decorations; Mrs. Robert Rowe, r efreshments; and Mrs. Byro n Hogan,publicity. UVeddln ,l FISH - SHRIMP - CHICKEN BBQ Dining Room -- Delivery-- Carry-Outs 1045 Main St. 1 TW. 7-8320 For DON KERR'S ! AURORA JANITOR SUPPLY CO. | CATERING TO THE INSTITUTIONAL TRADE .I Completa Janitor Bar Restaurant Supplies 723 No. Highland BOB WEILAND (Phone TW 6.6021) BILL KRAMER St. Peter School Defines Social Work T h e Archbishop explained Holds Toy Fair ROCKFORD---St. Peter Home Sell Cookbooks and School assocfation will spon- sor a toy fair in the parish hall here Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refresh- ments will be served, and toys ordered at this time will be de- livered the first week in Novem- ber. Albert Tempin, chairman ef the ways and means committee of the School association, has announced that a 36-inch Heidi doll will be given away at the fair Mrs Robert Myers is in charge of refreshments for the event which will benefit the Lo- retto foundation. ROCKFORD- "St. Berna. dette's JJishionary," a cookbook compiled by the Ladies of St. Bernadette parish will be on sale at the parish Bar-B-Q Sun- day, Oct. 1. The cook book committee has also made arrangements with television station WREX for an "On The Spot" display of the book during October. Aurora Redi-Mix Concrete Jor all purposes DIAL TW 6-9714 SANZ CATERING SERVICE Weddings Club Socials Banquets CoHos Catering Church Dinners Picnics NORTHGATE SHOPPING CENTER Phone TW 2.5900 Aurora THE BLUE LANTERN 1435 New York St. Aurora, Illinois SUPERB FOOD Accommodations /or Banquets and Wedding Parties For Reservations Phone Twin Oaks 8.4741 IN DINING PLEASURE ITALIAN-AMERICAN FOODS STEAKS-CHOPS-RIBS- SEA FOOD CHAS. E. DAY AGENCY, INC. INSURANCE Any and All Types o] Coverages Aurora Savings & Loan Building JIM REGNIER CHUCK DAY Bear & Wing Bows Custom Arrows Complete Line of Archery Supplies and Raw Materials R & M CUSTOM ARCHERY 53 JACKSON STREET Phone TW 6-2226 AURORA Hours: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. IMPROVEMENT fEDERAL sAvINGS to help you achieve HAPPINESS and FINANCIA SECURITY we're your guide your friend ? MAY THEY REST IN PEACE '? i The following clergy of the Diocese of Rockford passed on to their eternal rewards on the dates listed. Your prayers are re- quested for the repose of their souls. Oct. 2, 1928---The Rev. John E. Shannahan, pastor of St. Michael parish, Galena, is buried in St. Michael cemetery, Galena Oct. 4, 1936--The Rev. P. J. Gallagher, pastor of St. Mary, East Dubuque, is buried in Decorah, Ia. Oct. 5, 1920--The Rev. Thomas Finn, first chancellor of the Rock- ford diocese, is buried in St Mary cemetery, Rock- ford. : Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the souls of thy servants, Thy priests whom in this life, Thous didst honor with the sacred office, may rejoice in the glory of heaven forevermore. Amen. trol are derived from principles based on natural law, which should be apparent to all thinking men. However, they must ad- mit that the traditional Christian conception of natural law has.been rejected by the majority of non-Catholics so that argu- 'meets based On it are no longer accepted FINALLY, IT IS POSSIBLE that this article proved so up- setting to your group, George, because it brought them face to face with the practical implications of a pluralist society for a religious minority. Different beliefs concerning the nature of man and his basic institutions have far-reaching consequences in the practical order both in terms of public policy and per- sonal conduct. As members of a religious minority, American Catholics must face the fact that since they cherish a distinctive set of beliefs values, and norms relating to sex and marriage, their approach both to the objectives and methods of family planning will tend to differ from the majority, while in matters of public policy they must take into consideration the practical implications of pluralism. (Father Thomas will be unable to answer personal letters ) should support such programs Even this necessarily brief outline indicates that the author AURORA--Miss Jenet Bank end Ken- has tackled his difficult subject with considerable acumen and neth Fri ~ in Our La~ of Goo~ Counse~ TOLEDO. O h io -- (NC) -- that "charity is a thing of the. church, Sept, 16. directness We agree that controversy concerning family plan- Miss Joan Lee Covert and Robert E. Charity toward one's neighbor spirit," a n d "social work a, ning has tended to focus on methods rather than objectives; that Ve$otell in St. Mary church, Sept. 23. demands both individual effort thing of the mind," and "the nYaou--Miss ooromy Boehrn and aer- and community effort. Arch- two are not in opposition but public policy regarding birth control will probably follow the nero F. Staniszewski in St. Mary church, bishop Karl J. Alter of Cincin- are complementary to each oth- precedents established in regard to divorce, therapeutic abor- sept. ~. CRYSTAL LAKE--Miss Aire Noor and nati told delege~tes to the con- er." tion, and sterilization, as recent experiences in New York, Den- James Jevicky in St. Thomaa church, . ! I mentmn these th,s~ ,v, ver, and Washington indicate: and that considering the world- segt~x~ Miss Judy Bohlken and Rich- vention of the National Confer ~ ;,-, wide significance of family planning problems, there is need for ~ R. C~oper in St. Patrick church, Aug. ence,You:Of C~t mclth ConCharit] tc exem- tWOstated.reasons,",The firstArchbish Pis thatAlterwe much more research " ELGIN--~iss Patrlcia Carey and Thorn- plify az :1 xez rise the :pirit of must never lose sight of t h e ON THE OTHER HAND, the article contains several state- as A. Hickey in St. Leurence church, ments that must be qualified if misunderstanding of the Catholic Sept. 16. Christiz ~ ;oli, arity in human fact that it is the spirit of Christ . . ~iss Larown .urner ano Leonaro ~-. society, ' he ArchbishJp told which must infuse all social posztmn is to be avoided. Fzrst, and thzs ~s by way of greater Kubiak in St. Laurence church, Sept. 9. the delegates (Sept 24) in a work to make it meritorious Miss Lucille Freise and Dale Ewert in premsmn, the Church does not teach that chemmal and mechan- St. Laurence church, Sept. 16. sermon delive 'ed at a Pontiff- The second reason is that there ical methods of birth control violate the natural law "in that ~ARTLANO--MiSS Virginia .Halbrnaier cal Mass in he Cathedral of is a growing tendency to mini- ,and Robert Elhson in St Patrick church they frustrate procreation. Such methods are judged contrary sept. 2. " " " ' Our Lady Qu :en of the Most mize individual responsibility to natural law because they hinder or inhibit the adequate ful- McHENRY--~iss Kathleen Wright and Holy Rosary. and overemphasize social re- h marital ac b n erf Jack Osterby in St Patrtck church Sept fillment of t e " t y i t ering with the natural physio- 23 " ' " ' " Christi= a Concept sponsibility in the cause of hu- logical process it initiates. Hence the contraceptive act is judged t, OLO--Miss Eleanor Oetzendaner end Archbisho~ ~ 1 t e r declared man welfare. The right attitude R~ald Heldenrelch m St Mary church evil in itself and not because it may frustrate a possible concep- Aug. 24. " " " ' ' ~" t is one of balance In a word~ tna~ "In l;ne L:nrlsuan concep "." :. tion JohnRlCHMONO--hAiSSo McGee tn NanCYst JosephStillingchurch'nd of society, all areresponsible ~eTsib~lits~ t?mZ:t:~m:a* /e- Second, with the exception of religiously active Protestants Sept 9' " " ' for the whole" and the individ- po ~ Y " ' 'on " i~i '; and Jews, Catholics do disagree with non-Catholics over the oh- ROCK FALLS--Mrs. Bernardlne Getz- gram oz soma resp szb ty ual responsibility is to promote jectives of family planning. They regard marriage as a sacred e~u~rac'~,r ~nd.W~rren Blum m St. Andrew the common interest of all." calling or vocation in which the partners seek thier mutual sane- ROCKFORO--Miss taro; Wesorek and "Social work had its origin ~/IlsSlOn Panel tification by dedicating themselves to the service of new life. ~oh~. H3. aenney ,n St. Edwerd church, in an understanding of the fact In this connection it is relevarrt to note that modern secular Miss Marlene Herkovich and Oixon definitions of marriage do not include procreation as an essen-ss;h iCHS~'RPE~i[hUrNh~ncS;Pt'ge'aelr that many of the problems ROCKFORD--A panel discus- tml element, and :thomas Sweet in St. Patrick church, which affect the well-being of sion on missionary work in the THIRD, IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE that Dr. Rock's statement Ses~2L'ES MOUN~--Miss Ly~a Schu,z thepoverty,individualor disease,-" whetheror depen-it be meetingS Uth willof thebe LadiesPresentedof Colum-at a concernin~ the "pill should prove disconcerting, since it seems epd .Joseph. Hasken ~n Holy Trinity dency of any kind -- can be bus Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in t h e to imply t-hat theCatholic view on this subject has not yet been CCL~n~ENePoN~' H,LLS--~,ss Clementine clarified. However, Catholic moral theologians are unanimous Menerd and Raymond Nmes, Jr ot traced in part to social causes Knights of Columbus hall. The " ' " " r Aurora in Notre D~me church, Aug. ~ Scientific social work is not panelists include the Richard in statmg that the use of the pill for contraceptzve pu posesI NAPERVlLLE--MaS Martha Oiehl an~ an invidious reflection on the Muraskis, Kenneth Farrells and is prohibited, inasmuch as it constitutes direct sterllization, IRobert Hettinger in Ss. Peter and Paul F urth althou h the doctor s solutmn to the difficult problems wimam Naretta ot Rockford in St. E~- genuine spirit of charity, but the Rev. William McMahon who which is wrong . churCh,RAC NE,Sept'wls~]--Miss Marie Zwege and rather its rational implementa- spent their summer vacation du- o,g . . "ward church, Sept. 9. M Vols tion. Charity, to be genuine, ing missionary work in States- relating to public policy will probably be accepted m our pmrai- SHEFFIELD--MIss Carolyn . must be an intelligent service boro, Ga. Both couples are CFM ist society, it will disturb many Catholic thinkers, since they ~riW"~mcP" s e~y ~t. Tamp,re m St. to our neighbor, not a brush-off members, and Father McMahon maintain that the arguments against contraceptive birth con- with some passing alms." is a CFM chaplain.