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FREEPORT and understanding of the Din- --New impetus their responsibilities. "Tal~e pm:t through Baptism to unite the cesan C.ouncil of Catholic Wom. en's program of Catholic action was the keynote of the council's fourth biennial convention Sunday at Aquin Central high school. Nearly 600 women registered for the all-day program of meetings, workshops and exhibits climaxed by a general assembly in the at- ternoon when the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, Bishop of Rockford, gave in the affairs of the Church, the parish and your community, i' Bishop Lane advised, for "if you safeguard the community you will safeguard your home." Dominican Editor Speaker The featured speaker at the con- vention, the Very Rev. Reginald Masterson, O.P of St. Rose priory, Dubuque, Ia explained the role of women within the Mystical Body of Christ. In order souls of men to their Head. "Though women do not proper- ly share in this sacramental min. istry, there is an intimate de- pendence of the motherhood of the faithful upon the sacramental maternity of the Church. This significance arises from the fact that every one who is incorpo- rated in the body of Christ be- comes His bride and through this relation are made to bear fruit the individual soul. Since the soul in turn is conformed to the physi- cal, emotional and psychological dispositions of the body, women have a special retie to play in the exercise of this spiritual ma- ternity within the Church by rea. !son of their natural maternal in- stincts." The general assembly was also the occasion for Mrs. Albert Wipper, newly elected DCCW president, to-assume office. Mrs. his annual message to the coun- to determine this role, he de- within the Church both personal-ITimonthy Sullivan of Sterling, re- eil. clared, it is necessary to realize ly and socially to the good of the tiring diocesan .president, intro- Pointing out that Pope John has that the life of the Church goes whole Mystical Body I duced Mrs. Wipper before receiv, made three important talks on beyond the visible elements to the Women Have Special Role ling the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice the role of women, Bishop Lane fact that its role is to bring forth Such a bridal relationship is lmedal from Bishop Lane. The explained that women today must Christ among men through its adapted by an all wise Sanctifier Iletter ~from Pope John accompany- not take too narrow a view of sacramental maternity and to the peculiar characteristics of ing the award was read by the ~ Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis J. Franey, ~':. ~::i.::! j "~ i ::i| P.A V.G diocesan moderator ~~~-~: :: ~:' ~ " :It Greetings From NCCW ~ " " ~:: ~~. ~:: : ~/ Following the welcome of Mrs. ~~:~:~~~J [Harold W. Johnson of Freeport, ~~[]~[eonvention. chairman, and the '~~~~ trey. Leo H. Ambre, host pastor, ~'~:::" ~~ [Mrs. Edward G. Sliney of Elgin, ~f~ :!~~ [director of the Chicago province i [on NCCW, brought greetings from :.::i [the national board and paid tri. [bute to the late Nora LeTourneau i [of the national NCCW office who i:~.iiii/worked extensively in the Rock- [!: ~ : ~i~:.~i~::::~: ! : !~i~::~i~i~ !~::~::~;~i~i~ ::~::~;:~i~i~i~ii~:::i::~l"::~i~; ford diocese." A check for ap- :i~~ ]proximately $7,000 for the New- :i~lman Student center at DeKalb i!i~~ liras presented to Bishop Lane by ~!:!il ~ i ii }i ~iii ii jiI ii!i!!!!i!!!i!!i!!~~ IM;ie:~lniV:; two other new offi- [cers on the diocesan board was /announced: Mrs. Edward Bartel [of Sterling, recording secretary; and Mrs. William N. Boetsch of NEW ACCOMPLISHMENT--Mrs. Ryan has learned how to operate an electric typewriter with her Crystal Lake, treasurer. Both toes since she was crippled by polio. Shown with her is her son, Billy.---(Photo from Carpenters- women, along with Mrs. Wipper, ville.Dundee Review). " " will serve two year terms. Mrs. Presentation Made hv Lane Wipper is immediate past presi- ~,SHOI~ ]dent of the McHenry deanery , . i council' Dimes, was honored as "Woman of the Year" by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at its convention Sunday at Freeport. Because Mrs. Ryan, a polio vic- tim, spends most of her day in a rocking bed, Bishop Lane visited DUNDEE -- Mrs. William J. ltime to the rocking bed, and it items for sale have been made Ryan, mother of three, and a zeal- !wasn't until October, 1954, that by polio victims. ,[Mrs. Ryan returned to her ham I Mrs. Ryan was baptized a nusworker for the Church and th= ! where she still spends most of her Catholic by the Rev. John Regan, National Foundation's March of time in her rocking bed with a then pastor of St. Catherine, in :portable respirator to make February, 1955, and she was con- breathing possible, firmed by Bishop Lane two years Runs Gift Shop later. She can sit up in a chair for as Three years ago Mrs. Ryan long as two hours wearing a spe-~ was named "1958 Polio Mother of cial support. In spite of a handi-the Year." The citation read in cap that would totally incapaci- part--'in recognition of her cant- rate most people Mrs. Ryan, man- l age and determination in combat- hel" home Wednesdav~ to rnresent' ages a, gift shop, "The Country ing the ravages of polio," in main- ~h, ,~;m,;~ a~, ~ ch i Store,' which is adjacent to the ltaining her rightful place as ~. i yan home The shop is staffedlmother homemaker and citizen" sentation ceremony were me r~ev 'b the R a" hi i - " y y n c loren, uayl, 13, tans m ner mspwational example Francis J. Moroney, secretary to Rae, 12, and Billy, 11, and several lto other young mothers fighting to the bishop; the R!. Rev. Msgr. faithful friends. Many of the gift I regain a functional role in life." Philip L. Kennedy, V.F dean of the Elgin deanery; the Rev. John W. Vaughn, pastor of Mrs. Ryan's parish, St. Catherine; and the~ Rev. Walter C. Roberts, Elgin deanery moderator of the DCCW. Council Representatives Representing the diocesan council were Mrs. Albert Wipper, president; Mrs. Timothy Sulli- van, immediate past president; Mrs. Edward Sliney, Chicago pro- vince director; Mrs. Joseph Smith, Elgin deanery president; and Mrs. Joseph Weidemann, Newman co- ordinator. Mrs. Jean Ryan was stricken, with polio in August, 1952. Mterl spending eight months in an ironI lung, she was transferred to I rocking bed during the daytime. In May, 1953 she was moved full Farm Labor Bill Sic ned luctantly WASHINGTON (NC)--President Kennedy reluctantly signed a bill providing a two-year extension of the Mexican farm labor program. The measure permits farmers in some 25 states to hire "braceros" to cultivate and harvest crops un- til December 31, 1963. The ad- ministration had tried to amend: the law so .wages and working conditions of domestic farm work- ers would be improved, but Con- gress rejected the proposals. The administration program was backed by a number of organiza- tions, including the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. The President had been urged by the National Council of Catho- lic Women to veto the bill. A similar message was sent to the President by board of direc- tors of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. ' Before signing the measure the President said he bad been as- sured by Labor Secretary Acthur J. Goldberg that every lawful means would be used to protect wages and working conditions of domestic workers and to prescribe standards for recruiting Mexican workers. O D BY THIS TESTIMONIAL, The Rockford Diocesan Council of Catholic Women desires to give honor to one who has merited dis- tinction for the outstanding and exceptional manner in which she has professed the faith of Christ, and for her devotion to an apostolate which is so near to the Heart of Our Divine Lord. As a good Catholic wife and mother, she has always striven, in union with her husband, to make her home one of God's sanctu- aries. There His rule is recognized and obeyed, His goodness is acknowledged, and His providence is gratefully received. The children in her home have been instructed by word and example' in the things of time and of eternity. Their religious instruction in the home has been supplemented by attendance at Catholic schools in accordance with the mind of the Church. Having a broad outlook regarding the needs of the Church, she has been active not only in her parish, but also in many areas of Catholic Action in the diocese. Especially worthy of note is her contribution toward various projeets for the benefit of the Newman Foundation at De Kalb, in which she has given so generously of her time and talent. These external activities on her part are the outward manifestation of a soul that has been nourished by the Bread of Life, and of a heart that loves her Saviour so dearly. She has truly been the valiant woman described in the Book of Wisdom, one whose worth has been reckoned as greater than precious treasures from distant lands. Her outstanding life and work are all the more remarkable because of the physical handicap which came to her early in her Stricken with polio- myelitis, this devoted wife and mother rose to the heights in the apostolate of suffering in perfect resignation to the Divine Will. Along with her great work in behalf of the Church, she has also participated actively in the nation-wide campaign to halt the spread of this dread illness, and in devising ways and means of helping other victims. She is an inspiring example and a living testimony to the fact that those who suffer with Christ will reign with Christ. Because of these and other accomplishments, and in grateful recognition of her many endeavors for the cause of the Church, the Rockford Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is pleased hereby to proclaim MRS. WILLIAM J. RYAN of Saint Catherine parish, Dundee, as the Catholic Woman of the Year in. the diocese of Rockford. Given at Rockford, the eighth day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-One. LORAS T. LANE Bishop of Rockford MRS. TIMOTHY SULLIVAN President-Rockford Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Business Meeting At the opening business meet- ing in the morning Miss Irene Doll, Freeport deanery president, welcomed convention.goers. Mrs. John T. Even of Aurora, par- liamentarian, presented amend- ments and Mrs: Sullivan read resolutions prepared by Mrs. Jo- seph Wiedemann. Mter reports from deanery presidents the meet- mg was adjourned and the morn- ing, workshops started. Miss Doll and Mrs. Joseph Smith, president of the Elgin deanery will continue in their posts, and Mrs. Charles Kuda, first vice president, will be presi- dent of the McHenry deanery. The three new deanery presi- dents are: Mrs. Paul Waller, Rockford; Mrs. Even, Aurora; and Mrs. Harold Glassner of Am- boy, Sterling. New Directo.r~ New directors-at-large are Mrs. .W.B. Van Vleet of Rockford; Mrs. Richard Coar of DeKalb; and Mrs. Ray Faivre of Sublette. Mrs. A. C. Raders of Freeport is the new board representative of the Daughters of Isabella, and Mrs. Orville Bradley of Sterling is the representative for the Wom- en's Catholic Order of Foresters. Eight workshops were present- ed both morning and afternoon. "The Objectives of Christian Edu. cation in Contemporary Society" was the subject of the Home and School symposium. Speakers were Dennis Ferrare, Robert Roman, Mrs. Merrilie Corcoran and Sister M. Celine O.S.F diocesan super- visor of schools Legislation Workshop Mrs. Even was the principal speaker in the legislation work- shop, and Mmes. Wilfred Kenny, James Boesen and A. C. Fonder presented a panel discussion on "The Call to Action." Mrs. Ralph (Continued on Page 2) Conference On Scripture For Pr' e: ts ROCKFORD: The fall confer- /ence for the clergy of the dio- cese will be held at St. Patrick church here on Thursday, Oct. 26. The day's schedule begins with a 10:30 a.m. Solemn Pontifical Requiem offered by the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, for the Most Rev. John J. Boylan, third b!shop of Rockford. Following this anniver- sary Mass a conference will be given in the church. Mter a noon luncheon, a second conference will be held in the )arish hall. This conference on Sacred Scripture will be conducted by the Rev. Barnabas M. Ahern, C. P. a renowned Scripture schol- -- Father Ahern has a doctorate in Thi I Sacred Scripture from the Biblical i Institute in Rome and has a na'- n i tional reputation for his writings and conferences on Scriptural subjects. He is one of the editors World News 2!Women's Page 6 of the New Testament Reading Meet the Clergy 2DCCW Convention 7 Guide published by the Liturgical Catholic Charities 3~Hi-Scbool News 8Press of Collegeville, Minn. A Coming Events 3 Doris Answers Youth 8 member of the Congregation of Requiescant 3 Legion of Decency 8 the Passion, he is prefect of Editorial Page 41St. Vincent s Jottings 91studies at Sacred Heart retreat, Mission Column 5 Family Clinic. 101 the provincial seminary of the May They Rest 5! TV Movie Guide 101Passionists Fathers in Louisville, [,~ari~ Our Treasure 5i Theology for Everyman lliKy. Official Newspaper of the Rockford Diocese Vol. XVI--No. 41 ROCKFORD, FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 1961 12 PAGES PURCHASE LAND FOR COLLEGE -- Negotiations for the pur- chase of approximately 50 acres of land from Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Norris, to be used for the new college for girls at St. Charles, have been completed according to Rev. Mother Mary Gerald, Mother General of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Adrian, Mich who will conduct the school. . Original plans to locate the college on land opposite Mt. St. Mary academy were changed because the new site, on the Fox river north of Jones woods SPEAKING AT NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (NC) l"some members of the laity seem --The Apostolic Delegate appealed jto want the publicity more than~ to Catholics here to show non-!to spread understanding and co- Catholics that Church life is i operation when they take public warmly Christian Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, Apostolic De|egate in the United States, spent three days at the convention of the North Carolina Catholic Laymen's association. In addition to his appeal for positions against viewpoints of the Church and of the BishOps." Criticism Good Then he added: "Not that lay Catholics should never criticize. That can do much good and can help the Church in its daily life --so long as charity and pati- to diocese Th;re ~sa n(~t~knherehof ;:~d "This is a matter of charity, ofI good will, especially when Catho-I lic views and ideals are misun- derstood." ] He stressed that the moreI Protestants know Catholics in-I dividually, the more" quickly willI misunderstanding and prejudice I vanish. "Every truly Catholic I citizen will radiate warmth and.I love," he said. I Laity Should Speak I , I Once'a little church or mis-, sion is built, and a small con- gregation gathers," he said, "the non-Catholic soon begins to learn that the Catholic life and outlook is warmly Chr!stian." In speaking to the laymen, the Archbishop said the laity "can and should present its ideas and viewpoints concerning the Faith and the Church -- so long as they work along with the Bishops and the Church." "Sometimes," the prelate said, Parish Blessed With Vocations ST. LOUIS, (NC) -- Nineteen youngsters from one St. Louis parish left recently to study for the priesthood and the religious life. Father Richard J. Gallagher, director of vocations for the St. Louis archdiocese, said they were members of St. Mary Magdalen parish. Of the 19, 'three girls joined sisterhoods and 16 boys and west of the St. Charles country club, offers better opportunity for future expansion. Architects for the project are Barry and Kay of Chicago. Construction of three of some 10 to 12 buildings will begin soon with expected completion in the fall of 1963, at which time classes will begin. Facilities under the present plan will be sufficient for a student body of 500, including both resi- dent and day students. the U.S. Bishops' 1958 statement against enforced racial segrega- tion is a Magna Charta on human rights. Use Good Judgment "But regions and dioceses dif- fer," he said. "What can be ac- complished immediately in one area may have to wait a while longer in another region. "Each bishop must use his own good judgment as to how far and how fast he can implement the 'Magna Charta' for Negro ad- vancement in his owndiocese. Progress may be slow, but it must be steady " MM y dear friends in Christ: went to seminaries. all the mission organizations, this'is the principal one." On his recent visit to the Diocese of RoCkford, Bishop Sheen, the National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, told me of the }: dire needs in the various mission areas of the Church. He explained that one of } the great problems today is the training of native clergy in mission lands. Re- gardless of the privations, sacrifices and hardships that 'must be undergone, many places are answering the in those VL~. RITATI l~ - - . ca I at the prmsthood and the religious life. But there are not sufficient semi- only assist in building new seminaries in mission but we will also share in bringing God's word and and grace to those still in the darkness of unbelief. I appeal to you, therefore, in God's name to give, and to give generously, to thosewho need our help so urgent- ly. Next Sunday, October 22, is your opportunity to dem- onstrate your support of the great missionary endeavors of the Church through your contribution to and promise of prayers for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. In return, may He, Who will not be outdone in generosity, reward you with a hundred-fold in this lift and in the life to come, Cordially yours in Christ, Open Cause To Beatify Nazi Victim PADUA, Italy (NC)--The be- atification cause of Father Maxi-] milian Kolbe, who gave his life to] save that of a fellow prisoner inI a Nazi concentration camp, hasI taken a major step forward withI the opening of the apostolic pro-[ cess of the cause here. . I Father Kolbe was born in Zdun- ka-Wola, Poland, on January 6, 1395, and joined the Conventual Franciscans in 1907. He was a seminarian at the Franciscan house in Padua. Ordained in 1919, Father Kolbe returned to Poland, where he founded the Militia of the Imma- culate Conception. A second mili- tia center was established through his efforts when he was a missionary in Japan from 1930 to 1936. He returned to Poland in 1939 and was arrested by t~e Nazis less than a month after the out- break of World War II. When a prisoner escaped from the latter camp, the German com- mandant ordered 10 men to die by starvation One of the men chosen, Franciszek Gajowniczek, was the father of a family Fath- er Kolbe volunteered to die in his place. The 10 prisoners were shut up in a windowless cell. After two weeks, Father Kolbe, who had led his fellow prisoners in Rosaries, hymns and prayers, and three others survived: They were ordered killed with an injection of phenol. Catholic Party lands, comeback trail in preparation for mercy the 1964 election. It was reported that the CAP now has the required number of party registrations to campaign in eight towns To gain the status of an islandwide party, the C~P must have a membership equiva- lent to 10 per cent of the total vote cast in the November, 1960, election, as well as 10 per cent of the vote cast in each election dis- :rict. Puerto Rico's Department of Iustice has ruled that the CAP has won the right to use a blue bell as its political insignia. The party originally had a rosary as its insignia, until Gay. Munoz Marian signed a bill forbidding the use of religious symbols by politi- cal parties. Most Reverend Loras T. Lain Bishop of Rockford ROCKFORD -- His Holiness, Pope John XXIII has named the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane a mem- ber of the Commission for Studies and Seminaries in preparation for the forthcoming ecumenical coun- cil. The announcement was re- leased this past week at the Vati- can. Since the announcement of plans for an ecumenical council more than a year ago; eleven commis- sions have been established to prepare the council agenda. More than 700 commission members have been appointed from all parts of the world to work in this preparatory phase of the council. This most recent release which included Bishop Lane's appoint- merit as a member of a com- mission also named three consul- tars to other commissions. Bis. hop Lane was the only Americap named at this time. His appoint- ment brings to 52 the number of NorthAmerican Bishops from Canada, Mexico and the United States who have been appointed to council commissions. The Commission on Studies and Seminaries is headed by Guiseppe Cardinal Pizzardo who is perma- nent secretary of the Sacred Con.~ gregation of Seminaries and Uni. versifies in Church government, The secretary of this commission is the Rev. Augustine Mayer, O.S.B. The work of this commission in preparation for the forthcoming Second Vatican Council is im- portant to the Church as it will determine the course of training for future generations of priests. In past history, the decisions of the Council of Trent concerning seminary studies had a great in. fluence on the course of Church history. Lay Missioners ST. LOUIS (NC)--A mission so- ciety eomP0sed of 2,200 laymen here raised $189,000 for the mis- sions in the last fiscal year. Churchmen have been im- pressed not so much by the amount of money raised--nearly $100 per member--but the man- uer in which it was accomplished, "It was done on a daily basis," said Dorothy Willman, chairman of the Women's Division of the Daily Worldmissionnaires. "Each member agrees to make soma sacrifice each day for the mis- sions." The monetary value of the sac- rifice is then contributed to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. During the fiscal year, which ended October 1, the 2,200 St. Louis members made 4,010,835 sacrifices to raise the sum. The sacrificial nature of the project won the praise of both Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Auxiliary Bishop Ful- ton J. Sheen of New York. According to Msgr. Edward T. O'Meara, St. Louis archdiocesan director for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, each Daily Worldmissionnaire agrees to say a few brief prayers dally for the missions, as-well as contribute 25 cents daily to the missions. But the money to be raised must come from a personal sacrifice, he said. BISHOP LANE Sunday, Oct 22 3 p.m. Rockford--Groundbreak- ing ceremony, Mt. St. Francis Motherhouse. 7:30 p m. Elgin--Confirmation at St. Laurence church.