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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1961 THE OBSERVER PAGE 3 RABBI SAYS: 'E= er' Its Ecumenical Council NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Jews Gilbert, is "a clear statement re- look upon the coming Roman Ca- tholic Ecumenical Council with "eager entic}pation," a rabbi said recently in a national Catholic weekly magazine. This hopeful attitude is in di- rect contradiction to Jewish feel- ings toward previous councils, wrote Rabbi Arthur Gilbert in an article entitled "A Jew Looks at the Ecumenical Council." Jews once feared such councils as "the seedbed from which the most vicious and virulent forms of anti-Semitism were able to grow and flourish," he declared. But recent Popes have established a profounder sense of brotherhood with Jews, he said. Rabbi Gilbert, staff consultant to The National Conference of Christians and Jews project on Religious Freedom and Public Affairs, is an authority on Jewish- Catholic relations. Among actions Jews hope to see come from the Second Vati- can Council, according to Rabbi School Offers Chinese Course NEWARK, N. J (NC) -- More than 200 students at a public high school here are studying the nouncing anti-Semitism, defining the role of Israel in God's eternal purpose and acknowledging the Church's relationship to spiritual Semitism through the fatherhood of Abraham." In addition, unresolved political questions exist between the Cath- olic and the Jew on such questions as the position of the Vatican on the establishment of the State of Israel and the meaning of that State for the theology of the Cath- olic Church, R~bbi Gilbert noted. Conversely, the responsibilities of the new State of Israel to the Church and to all religious groups in Jerusalem have never been spelled out. "Jews in America hope also that there can be further conver- sation on such subjects as the re- lation of church and state, the moral use of political power by church organizations in shaping the public order and the Church's responsibility in charity to other faith groups in a pluralistic so- ciety," Rabbi Gilbert said. A significant stumbling block to any direct Jewish participation in the Council is the fact there is no one representative body" in existence that could be sure of the support of all Jewry," he declar- ed. Nevertheless, he pointed out, Augustin Cardinal Bea, who has HEAR PRIEST SPEAK ON HUMAN RIGHTS--The Rev. Herman A Porter, faculty member of Newman Central Catholic high school, Sterling, spoke to a meeting of the Rockford deanery of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Monday, Dec. 4, at Boylan high school. Attending the meeting, standing, from left, are: the Rev. Paul Fry, Mrs. Elwood McReynolds, Fr. Porter, and Mrs. Lee Hoover. Seated, from left, are Sister Marie Delores and Mrs. Paul Waller. Fr. Porter conducts parish missions and retreats to lay and religious groups. He is also active in the Catholic Interracial movement and has written for Catholic magazines and newspapers. The Rockford dean- ery is having a Mass offered Dec. 15 on Bill of Rights Day at St. Mary church, Rockford, at 12:10 p.m. for the intention of world peace. O ? VATICAN CITY, (NC)--In the third year of his reign and the 80th year of his life His Holiness Pope John XXIII concentrated on issues in two worlds: peace in the secular world, and the ecumenical council in the church world. As world tensions grew, the Pope repeated that true peace and serenity are found in a proper realization of life's meaning as a path to eternity. Receiving the diplomatic corps to the Holy See on the eve of the double celebration of his birthday and coronation, he spoke to them of "the duty incumbent upon all men to make good use of the time left to them to act in the interests of peace, civilization and real progress." During the year he made a special appeal for peace at a peace rally at Castelgandolfo, his summer residence. There he urg- ed world leaders to "face square- ly the tremendous responsibilities they bear before the tribunal of history." Pope Urges Prayers A few days later he issued an apostolic letter urging private and public recitation of the Rosary for that peace which "in the Christian meaning signifies in- sight of minds into that sense of The year 1961 brought the sec- ond stage of preparation for the Second Vatican Council. Mter completion of the first, the ante- preparatory stage, in which the opinions of the world's bishops and experts in various fields were collected, the 10 preparatory com- missions and two preparatory secretariats took the opinions, dis- cussed them in details and work- ed them, into the first draft of an agenda for the council. Throughout the year Pope John visited each of the commissions and secretariats and personally greeted the more than 800 indi- viduals that made up their mem- bership. Preparatory Commission Meets By year's end, the third and final preparatory stage was under way. This was the stage in which the Central Preparatory commis- sion, composed chiefly of cardi- nals and the heads of the congre- gations of the Vatiean's adminis- trative staff, reviewed the proj- ects offered by the preparatory commissions and secretariats for the council's agenda. The final approval of each of their decisions rested with the Pope. The Central Preparatory com- mission held its first series of meetings from June 12 to 22. 17, the material for the agenda[ers were Luis Cardinal Concha, of the coming council was studied]Archbishon of Caracas Vene- in more detail. The Pope himself[zuela and "~i " '" " ,u t~ useppe t:aramai made it known afterwards that . . the commission had decided to is- Feretto of the Vatzcan admini~. sue invitations to the council to/trative staff. non-Catholic observers. I The procession of dignitaries to Apostolic Letters Sent the Vatican began with Great Three apostolic letters were sent out by PoPe John this year. On March 18 he proclaimed St. Joseph patron of the Second Vati- can council. On April 18 he sum- moned Catholics of the world to a novena of prayers before Pente- cost Sunday to pray for the suc- cess of the ecumenical council. On September 29 he urged the re- citation of the Rosary for peace. The most important papal docu- ment of the year was Pope John's social eueyclical, "Mater et Mag- istra" written to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's social encyclical "Rerum Novarum." The ~ncyclical was the fifth of his pontificate, but it was the only one of the third year of his reign. Its more than 25,000 words affirmed the social teachings of Pope Leo XIII and Plus XI and i proposed solutions to new social Chinese language with the as- been appointed by the Vatican to VATICAN CITY (NC) -- The truth, justice and perfect brother- Rules of procedure were establish- sistance of Seton Hall university's maintain communication with Central Preparatory commission hood among people which dispels ed and details of the coming cardinals, including a sixth for Institute of Far Eastern Studies. other churches, has expressed of the ecumencal council is draw- every danger of discord and con- council were discussed. In its sec- the U.S Joseph Cardinal Ritter, Dr John B Tsu, institute di- hope Jews will set up a commit- ins up the council's agenda the;cinnati Msgr Francis Brennan, Reli-ious Or fusion." ond series of meetings, Nov. 7 to Archbishop of St. Louis. The oth- ~!ii;i ~iiia;;l: the ~ii ~ili! M y~L~q ~~T~JS~' ----- material It also plans to set oo i cr.TO Iident is the Pope. 0nly one. Patriarch Alberto Gori of the Friars Minor ann,|,|,|,|,|,I J|l tg * *- t l~rko,[ll.L'~k.lr/,J~l '~J.'~'k / -- J.t~[l. F M,u .t' at.llC;Z in ' [ Among the members of the pres- O of Jerusalem, belongs to . a summer school to tra teach-Adam Cla ton Powell of New* . . John Janssens, S J, the Socmty of , r, of the Chinese lan,ma~,e . 1,Y ient Central Preparatory commis- the Latin Rite. The others belong Jesus " ' In the Diocese of Rockford, scores of Christ s hun r de end on ou " '~ ~' ~ " orz cnairman oz me riouse ~uu-I to the Co-'tic Melkite Mar-nit- " g y P Y -- . ' . . SlOl'l mere are bo caruma]s, ~ parr]- p, o e caUon and Laborcommittee ~azd The Central Commlssmn as zts ' , ' -" archs 27 archbishons 6 bishons and Chaldean Rites " ' " Ito lighten their burden of physical want Won t you help by con- MIKF education legislation in the next li-ious orders " - which converge the labors of all tributing to THE CHRISTMAS S . he will not seek Fenerai aid to an four i r "' 1 of r'~ A " " . name indicates, is the body in - - " d super o s generae rehbmhops From 25 Natlons BA KET FUND FOR THE POOR === ,w g The 27 archbzshops represent ~5 the other session of Congress. .~. ~ ~ preparatory commiE-[ IAl~VlPl~g Powell, one of the congressionalI 1he carflmais alone repre sen[ z~ nauons: ~.urma, uoiivia, t:anana, sions and secretariats which were ]~~~,~-'~.f:~-'-~:~~ - nauons anu i]ve eonunems ar Ceylon Chlle Con o, Ivor Coast "~ |||I~|IE[[~ leaders in the unsuccessful fight : ", g Y,set up to study ~articular arab-' f-r "~" nn-~'" -ducation "ro t gentina Armenia Austria Aus- E1 Salvador, the West Indian Fed- lem- Aft :- "" ~ ,/ " PLUMBING graven tt~e ias~ session of ~on" tralia Brazil Canada, China, eration, Haiti, Indonesia, England, on ~ileir s'i ca~a~W]:dg UoPrkr.'ThretvS Chrzstmas Basket Fond Office pe , Columbia, England, Cuba, Ecua- Yugoslavia, Madagascar, New dor, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Mex- Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Domin- ico, Mozambique, the Netherlands, icon Republic, the United States Poland, Portugal, Spain, Tangan- Senegal, Tunisia, Union of South yika, Uraguay, Venezuela and the Africa, Venezuela, Viet Nam and United States. Pakistan. United States Cardinals Of the six bishops, two are res- Members of the commission rep- idential Ordinaries, four are titu- resenting the United States are: lar bishops. Two are of ~he dip- Francis Cardinal Spellman, Arch- cesan clergy and four are of the bishop of New York; James Fran- Religious clergy. The latter repre- cis Cardinal McIntyre, Archbishop sent the Benedictines, Missioner- of Los Angeles; Aloisius Cardinal ies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Muench of the Vatican administra- and the Society of St. Colomban. tide staff; Archbishop Martin J. R&M Wing-Golden Sovereign and U. S. Archery Bows Archery Supplies and Raw Materials 53 Jackson Street TW 6-2226 Aurora Hours: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Wednesday: 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. submit them for examination to the central commission. Presbyterians Visit Jesuits WEST BADEN SPRINGS, Ind. (NC) -- Eleven seminarians and two professors from the Louisville Presbyterian seminary were guests of the faculty and student body of West Baden college, a Jesuit house of studies here. According to the Rev. William P. LeSaint, S.J dean of the West Baden school of theology, the visitors were interested in the altar, tabernacle and confessional of the college chapel. Also of especial interest to the Presby- terian clerics were the college's theology library and periodical rooms. "Many of our seminarians were making their first contact with Catholic clerics," stated Albert C. Winn, professor of Systematic Theology at the Louisville semi- nary. "We were curious to learn about the life of our Jesuit hosts." ReD. Roger Dean, minister to the Presbyterian church in North Vernon, I*nd remarked as he was leaving: "I'm surprised we have so much in common." Gregory XVI, who died in 1846, was the last member of a religi- pus order to be elected Pope, and also the last who was not a bishop. 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Almost a year later, Dr. Fisher's counterpart in the United States, Bishop Arthur Lichtenberger, paid a similiar viE- it to the Pope. Kings, Queens Visit Kings and queens were also among the visitors. Queen Eliza- beth and Prince Philip of Great Britain paid a formal call on the Pope and King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belguim, also came on a state visit. During the year .he added saint and a blessed to the rolls of the Church. He canonized Sister Bertilla Boscardin, an Italian nun who died in 1922. A Capuchin monk, Innocent of Berzo, was beatified. In the third ye~ of his reign Pope John XXIII moved calmly, spoke sanely, and prepared the Church for the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Boston Cardinal Joins NAACP BOSTON (NC)--Richard Cardi- nal Cushing, Archbishop of Bo~ ton, has become a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo- ple, theassociation has an- nounced. Cardinal Cushing joined through the Boston branch of the NAACP. 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