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Catholic News Through the Camera&apos;s Eye Plan National Catholi: Cc00mping Convention P. Swann (left), executive secretary of I bert, convention coordinator for the 6th Nation- 1 Catholic Camping Association, dis- al Convention of the NCCA. The convention will hnal arrangements with Richard N. Gil- l talce place in Boston January 25 to 27. (NC) Favorite Book Of Family: Checkbook lhe checkbook is out again for Dick Griffin of Tulsa, Okla., and the whole family :lrs. Griffin and ten children'---know why. Mr. Griffin, a middle-income pipeline em- lloyee, pays out some $540 a year to send five young Griffins to Catholic elementary and high schools. :Mrs. Griffin says "Cathol ic education for the children means .every- thing to Dick and me. I only pray we can continue." The children are Sheila, 15; Rich- ,rd :13; Sharon, 11; :REarianne, 9; Dianne, 7; Patrick, 5; Elizabeth Anne, 4; Stephen Joseph, 3; Erin Annj 2; and Kelly Anne, 5 months. (NC Photos) rchbishop of Canterbury iring, Hails Visif to Pope (Radio, NC) -- The Geoffrey Fisher said announcing his as Archbishop of Can- that the purpose of his to the Pope had been fulfilled." licm,n Primate of All that the aim of his His Holiness Pope John December 2 was one of unimpaired friend: meeting with the "gloriously fulfilled" his he said, just as had his meetings with the Chris- in Jerusalem and After warm references to his hour - long conversation with Pope John and his subsequent meeting with Augustin Cardinal Boa, S:J., president of the ecu- menical council's Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, Dr. Fisher said: "What is going to come out of it? There is one particular and general thing• The particular is the creation of a new secretariat of which Cardinal Boa is to be the head and which exists with one purpose only--to keep the Vatican informed of the opin. ml. ions and views of non - Roman Fisher, spiritual head of churclles. lurch of England since I "That in itself is a mark of aid Jan. 17 he is retiring l terrific importance -- that the turn his lea'dership of I Communion over l who can bring a energy to bear." ent by Prime an's of- had ten- 31, as of next that the II, "with grea d accepted Archbishop Fi : - • • Saer talked tout ms meeting With the Po-e a meeting of t - stern Churcanglican and ,- on 13 ^ associauon ., a " "' said: "You know What h- ...... ratu_ appens wnen • tips" es in a rath ' bleak ' c, a '- - '-a-ens w" Y u know %%d it falls on a "" --d "Z' zou feel much ,•a.a l- u'te honestly, that ate_ aPPenmg to many oi rue worlc[ as a result of tour. "I carried it throu • ti, m of What gmhigth:; It was not t he work of a stateman who s • th aw clearly ths or at ou he i ght to be but t dea of ordinary thinking: 'What fun it be to do this.' would not have been pos- unless other circumstances make it so-- least of the Pope him- Who had made it clear he like to meet and be on with leaders of Church of Rome desires to know in a proper way, and not by a back-stairs finding out method, what other churches are thinking and doing." The Archbishop -- a former president of the World Council of Churches--said that Cardinal Boa told Mm, "We should value your help in this enterprise." He said he replied: "We shall give you ew.'ry conceivable help we ('all." Dr. Fislmr also said that since his return, he had received let- ters from all over the world from people saying: "One result ell your visit is that our local Ro- man Cat!relic people are much friendlier than they were yester- day•" Mother-or- Child Dilemma Never Rises Today, Doctor Says I eoria, Ill., (E)- The much- pregnancy was too much of a debated doctor s dilemma of strain on a woman suffering whether to save the mother or from suck diseases, he said. the baby never comes Up in a "But the more medicine pro- hospital, a physician has de- grossed, the more they found lared, they were on the wrong track," "Never does the point come where you have to make a de- cision between the mother and the baby," Dr. Paul Blough t01d a Newman Club audience at Bradley University. "You will find in every in- stance that they take care of the mother, because by taking care of the mother they save the infant." IIe said that a large part of the general public Catholics includ- ed, think that a doctor may still be faced with cases demanding that he choose between the moth- he continued. "They now con- sider that an induced abortion is harder than carrying the preg- nancy to term." Much of the confusion centers on the moral principles involved, he asserted. The Church forbids direct killing of an innocent lmr- son. But indirect taking of life is morally justified for propor- tionate teaser, s. lie gave as an example a pregnant woman who has an ap- pendicit.is attack. The physician judges that an operation will certainly kill the fetusthe un- er and the' child. Such misun- born child. Yet he is morally derstpnding probably took a foot-I bound to cure the mother, which hold, he safd, when it was eom- normally means rernoving the mon practice to induce an abor-] appendi'x. I f miscarriage rhsfilts, tion when a woman suffered I it is an undesired effect, an in- from heart trouble, diabetes, Idirect result. There is abso- kidney disease and other aft-llutely no wrong done I ments. / If the expectant mother de- Medical theory then held that I velops a serious tllness which Last Rites by Flashlight An unidentified priest kneels in the tangled.wreckage of a head en auto crash near St. Paul, Minn., gi'ving last rites to dead while a policeman trains his flashlight on the priest's ritual bck. Seven teenagers lost their lives in the crash. (NC) Lay Vice President To Notre Dame One of the first laymen in the Staff country to become a vice presi. dent of a university adminis- . tered by a religious order, Wil- One of the nation's foremost Kam D. Fissinger of St. Louis, Catholic scholars, Dr. George has been named vice president N. Shuster, former president c f John Carroll University in ef Hunter College, New York, Cleveland. He is the former has been named assistant to public relations director at the the president and professor of Jesuits' St. Louis University. Eng)ish at Notre Dame Univer. Jchn Carroll University is also sity. Dr. Shnster retired from cc, nducted by the Society of his post at Hunter College last Jesus. (NC Photo) March after serving 20 years. He is U.S. representative on the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organ. Priest Catholic ization. (NC Photo) Students Jailed Billy Graham By Sudan Court Lauds JFK Beirut, Lebanon, (IC) -- Father Paolino Dogale, a Sudanese priest, was sentenced to 12 years Palm Beach, Fla., (H:)--Evangel- in prison last month in Wau, ac- ist Billy Graham said he believes cording to reports from Khar- that President Kennedy "will be- , e most prayedfo, man toum received here. come th " The priest, a former member in the world." .... of Parliament, was found guilty The Soutllern ..apt)st cr.usaoer of making copies of a circuler al- and the first catnonc tzmez Ex- legedly written by Christian sec- ecutive renewed acquaintance ondar.v schoolboys protesting/during a golf. game and n alUnrCh- against government's substitu-' eon arrange here oY e . rge ting on Friday, the Moselm holy A. Smathers of Florida. Mr. Ken- day, for Sunday as the official nedy stood beside the Rev. Mr. weekly holiday. Graham at a press conference. The circular, of which only The evangelist said Mr. Kennedy from 120 to 150 copies were said during the presidentitil campaign to have been made, proposed a had promoted a better under- protest "by peaceful means" for standing between the Protestant purely religious reasons. It call- and Catholic churches in this ed for a boycott of Sunday work country. He added that Mr. Ken- and faithful observance of roll- nedy's victory had probably re- gious duties, duced forever the importance of The four schoolboys tried with the religious issue in elections. the priest were reportedly sen- The Roy. Mr. Graham paid tenced to 10 years each. tribute to the losing Republican Sudanese authorities refused ticket Uichard M. Nixon and to allow an N.C.W.C. priest re-Henry abot Lodge, for not )orter to cover even the first bringing the l'e!igi°us issue into stage of the trial in October. the campaign. Conunentator Voted Bandleader Shuns College Award Philadelphia, (E)--David Brink- Inaugural to See ley, radio-TV reporter and com- mentator, will receive the !3th Cardinal [vested annual journalism award of the Rome, (Radio, NC) -- Band- La Salle College weekly news- leader Lionel Hampton had an paper, the Collegian. invitatior to plaY at t.he .Pres The award, a plaque "for out Idential inaugural teswues .. standing public service in thel Washington, bu_ tne ˘urne._} field of journalism," was estab- I down to see josepn waruma lished in 1949. It ill be pre-[Ritte r get his Red Hat. sented at a d!nner in the Park-" Mr. Harp.top, at 46 virtually Sheraton Hotel in Washington on a legendary'figure of the Benny January 24. Brother Daniel Ber- Goodman era of swing music, nian, president of the college, has admired Cardinal Ritter ever will present the plaque, since the CaihaI integrated -z : z -  schools of the St. Louis archdio- cese in 1947. They have been SCHOOL AID personal friends since 1958 when they traveled to Europe on the (Contimmd from. Page 1) same ship that year. .. _ mean increased taxes for rail- Mr. Hampton recauea here lions of Americans for which that he then said to Archbishop they would get no return unless :heir children were transferred to public schools. He added: "It ican child be denied the Federal I is unthinkable that any Amer- funds allotted to other children, which are necessary for his men. tal development because his par- calls for treatment by a drug ents choosefor him a God-con- that may cause a miscarriage, ered education." "again you give her what she needs. The Cardinal spoke at the "You aren't desiring that she final report meeting here of the miscarry. That's a side effect, campaign.to raise $25,million for You can't help 'it. You always :local Cathoiic education. The try to save both and do the best you can tlnder any circum- drive was'oversubscribed by $15," stances," " ' million. | For Better World Sister M. Lelia, a School Sister cf Notre Dame from St. Louis, has been, named the first American member of th e wom- en's promoting group for the Movement for a Better World. She will undergo a nine-month tvainin period in Rome and then'join the American secre- tarmt of the movement which aims at the reawakening of thought and action for a better Christian world. (NC Photo) HAITI THE GUARDIAN JANUARY 20, 1961 -- 5 : m New Cuban Pastora ....... d' d Deno, unces Isan s Re s (N.C.W.C. News Service) The head of the Catholic by open defiance from gover n``. Church in eastern Cuba issued ment forces Organized banffs his fourth pastoral letter in of Castro followers crowded the eight months denouncing corn- Masses at which the pastoral was munism in Cuba and said that such pastorals are "the only means of publicity left." Archbishop Enrique Perez Se-! rantes of Santiago called on all Cuban Christians to join in a new fight against communism. "We fight because we know that there exist in the world today only two fronts face to face," the 77-year-old prelate told his peo- ple. "One is made up of those who are disposed to give their lives for Christ . . . the other of those who consciously or uncon- sciously are trying to eliminate God and erase ttim from human life." The Archbishop referred ob- liquely to the suppression of freedom of the press under the Castro regime. "We write so many pastorals," he said, "be- cause they are the only means of publicity left to us now that the press, radio and television are a luxury reserved exclusive- ly for those who oppose us." After declaring that the strug- read, and tried to drown out the readings by singing revolution- ary songs. Militia forces simul- taneously demonstrated in ......... cathedral square. The Archbishop's latest pas. :* toral was drawn up for the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6. Under  the press controls now in force in Cuba, however, it did not be- come general knowledge outside the Santiago area for more thpn a week. Vatican City publication for the first time has accused Cuban Prom!or Fidel Castro of serving communism. • • ' s 'i' The Vahcan Cty weekly, L O - servators della Domenica, point- ed out that anti-religious propa-i ganda is broadcast by the gov-- ernment-controlled radio and TV stations and that bishops are (Continued from Page 1) gle today is basically "with Duvalier regime's charge that he Christ or against Christ," Arch- gave money to university stu- bishop Perez Serantes implicitly dents Striking against the gov- threw down the gauntlet to pro- ernment. He said his expulsion Red hecklers who tried to dis- was part of a longstanding anti- rupt the Masses at the Santiago Churct campaign, cathedral in November 13, when his last anti-communist pastoral On January 10, the regime ex- pelled Auxiliary Bishop Remy was read. He stated: "It is certain that we are Augustin, S.M.M., of Port au fighting communism. At this Prince, who administered the time in life, the hour of fear--: See following the Archbishop's if it ever affected us- has ouster. Bishop Augustin, the passed•" first ltaitian to be named a bish- The Archbishop first pointed op, has gone to the U.S. )ublicly to communism with Pro- Since November, Haitian stu- mier Fidel Castro's government dents have been out on a pro- last May, when he said in a pas- test strike against the imprison- torial: "We cannot say that the ment by the government of a enemy is now at the door, be- student leader accused of being cause it is already within, speak- a communist, loudly as though settled in its own domain." The Haitian government ex- Archbishop Percz Serantes' polled four priests--all French- born  along with Bishop Au- mid-November pastoral, entitled gustin. The regime also closed "Rome or Moscow," was greeted down La Phalange before im- posing a censorship on all com- munications to and from Haiti. The remaining Haitian Bishops met Dec. 15 with Msgr. Giovanni Ferrofino, Apostolic Nuncio to Ifaiti, but declined to comment on the meeting. News of the excommunication decree was officially suppressed in Haiti, but reached the coun- try through foreign radio broad- casts. The excommunication decree issued Jan. 12 by the Sacred Con- sistorial Congregation, specified those who were excommunicated CONSISTORY (Continued from Page 1) the Church is not impeded, he continued, there are still serious reasons for fear in the "propa- ganda carried out on behalf of materialistic doctrines, the spread of a selfish quest ,for pleasure and the insidious attacks on the sanctity of the family and the moral health of the people, es- of youth." Pope John declared: "It is a matter for regret that as all "principals whatever their the unanimous and worldwide kind and rank, necessary accom- ;ire of all the nations for plices . . . those who induced peace does not succeed in con- them to commit (violations of fluering the widespread fear and canon law) and those who in any way contributed in such a way that, without their qeoperation, the crimes might not have been committed." Release from the excommuni- cation, the decree said, is re- served to the Holy See. The excommunication was bas- ed on canons 2209 (parts 1, 2 and 3), 2334 (parts 1 and 2) and 2343 (part 3) of the code of cannon law, which deal with interference with the rights and liberties of the Church, persons who lay violent hands on bishops and the liability of accomplices in of- fenses. The decree described the sanc- tion as "latae sententiae," which means that the guilty parties were excommunicated by the mere fact that they committed tensions which disagreements carry forward to eonsequen- of great seriousness . . . The Pope expressed his sot- at the death of four cardi- pals wire died in recent months --Pietro Cardinal Fumasoni Bi- )ndi, John Cardinal O'Hara, Giuseppe Cardinal Fietta and Joseph Cardinal Wendel--and then spoke of the new cardinals. He then named the four new cardinals and the 30 old cardi- nals present t the consistory voted their assent to their crea- tion. Among the cardinals present was Aloisius Cardinal Muench, former Bishop of Fargo, N.D., and Apostolic Nuncio to Ger- many. After the cardinals formally approved the Pope's nomina- tions, the official notices of nora- called "anti-revolutionary." An editorial in the weekly-- written by Federico Alessandrini, an editor of the Vatican City ' daily, L'Osservatore Romano -- declared: "Only God knows what awaits there, our brothers, who are now the "prey--for supposed reasons of state--of a 'sorcerer's appren- '!. rice' who in the name of liberty ...... is taking away the liberty of a  predominantly Catholic people • who have trusted and hoped in: ,. him." The editorial said that Pre- mier Castro has changed his country's future because of "al- : leged necessity" and also wants'/: Catholics to change without car- ing that such a change is impos-" sible unless they betray their Faith. It continued: . ,.' "Fidel Castro, driven by events• which seem to dominate him; : shows daily a character shift: : from the neutralist position , wh;ch he used to maintain. His battle against 'American imper- ialism' leads him to align him- self always more closely with the Soviet Union and through it with communism. Communism, it added, is using Premier Castro in two ways, to increase discord in the free world and to provide a bridge- head to Latin America. The editorial said that the 0nly thing that may halt the Cas- tro regime is "the prudent 'tat-** ties of ommunism itself." Com- munists, it said, may come tu think that the Premier's gal is so excessive that it no 15nger serves communist goals. MRA (Continued from Page 1) , session on August 8, 1951, atten- .... tively examined the proposed:: question and decided to Issue the following directives: Not Fitting "1. It is not fitting for either' : diocesan or religious priests, and much less for nuns, to partici- in 1he meetings of Moral Rearmament• • <, •: "2. If exceptional circumstan-;, cos should make such participa% tion opportune, the permission€ of the Sacred Congregation of :.i the Holy Office must be request, ::i ed beforehand. This permission will be granted only to learied .:: d experienced priests. :, , an"3. Finally it is not fitting that : the acts without the necessity for a further specific pronounce- ment of sentence. Bishop Expelled for Political Retsons, Haitian Envoy Buenos Aires, (E) -- Auxiliary Bishop Remy Augustin S.M.M., of Port-au-Prince was expelled from Haiti for political, not reli- gious, reasons, the Haitian am- bassador to Argentina claimed here. Ambassador Hubert Carre de- clared that the conflict between the Bfshop and the government of President Francois Duvalier goes back to the 1957 elections when "an important group of the Franeo. Haitian clergy took a stand in favor of the candidate Louis Dejom. ,..---._._,, Ritter: "Some day they're going to make you a cardinal, and I want to be there when it hap- pens." News that the Pope had decided to name Archbishop Rit- ter a cardinal was announced shortly before Mr. Hampton was invited to take his band to Wash- ington to play at a presidential inaugural ball for the fourth  time. tie had played similar en- gagements for the Truman inau- guration in 1949 and the Eisen- hower inaugurations in 1953 and 1957. But Mr. Hampton's mana- ger, knowing the musician's in- tention to go to Rome, declined the invitation. Mr. Hampton, a native of Birmingham, Ala., attended Cath- olic grammar and high schools in Chicago and the University of Southern California. He cre- dfts his start in music to a nun in Chicago who taught him to play the drums. He now makes New York his home and the cen- ter of operations from which he plays engagements in the United States and Europe. He and Mrs. Hampton came .to Rome on a pilgrimage led by Father Bernard Strange, pastor of, St. Rita's parish in Indianapo- lis, ination were carried by Vatican the faithful should accept Posts., officials to the new Princes of of responsibility in Moral Re-, the Church waiting at their armament, and especially not-,,: places of residence, fitting that they join the so-:.! 400 With Cardinal Ritter At Formal Notification Rome, (Radio, NC)- Joseph Cardinal Ritter was surrounded by some 400 clerics and laymen when he received formal notice of his elevation to the Sacred College of Cardinals. The notification ceremony took place at the North American College here Jan. 16. On receiv- ing the two official documents announcing his elevation, the Cardinal-Archbishop of St. Louis said he was deeply touched and strongly aware of his great un- :worthiness for the honor shown him. Those witnessing the formal ceremony included Archbishop Martin J. O'Connor, rector of the North American College, and bishops who had accompan- ied Cardinal Ritter to Rome. They were Archbishop Paul C. Schulte of Indianapolis; Bishop lohn P. Cody of Kansas City-St. Joseph; Bishop Joseph M. Mar- ling, C.PP.S., of Jefferson City; Bishop Charles H. Helmsing of Springfield-Cape G i r a r d e a u; Bishop Ernest Primeau of Man- chester, N.H.; and Auxiliary Bishop Glennon P. Flavin of St. Louis. Also present was Coadjutor Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel O.S.B., of St. Meinrad's Archab- bey, St. Meinrad, Ind. Fourteen relatives of the new Cardinal--one of them Sister i Marie Catherine, of Clarksdale Miss.--were among the laity on hand. Outerbridge Horsey, min- ister of the U.S. embassy in Rome, was also present. called 'policy team.'" . This three-point admonition :''i has been repeated a number of times by the Holy Office  its :! advice was Sought anew on the ?:i subject of Moral Rearmament, : i I One of the most recently pub -  lished repetitions of this caution is a letter from H|s EminenCe' Josef Cardinal Pizzardo, SeCre- : tary of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, to Archbish-' ) op Giovanni Panieo, Apostolic .... Delegate to Canada. : Cardinal Pizzardo prefaced the ' three-Point reminder with these remarks: Recalls Advisory ....... "Because of the intensiflea-, ti0n throughout the world of the activities of Moral Rearmameat, :and considering the frequent'.,  requests for instruction which have been made on the subject to the Holy See, I believe it oP- portune to recall to Your Ex- cellency what had been commum' .... icated to the apostolic deie, '' tion in 1951. "The Sacred Congregation is "' astor smd to see Catholics and even p'riests seek. certain moral and social objectives, however praiseworthy they may be: ,: the bosom of a movement Whlcn possesses neither the patrimony i of doctrine or of spiritual llfe, nor the supernatural means of grace which the Catholic Church has. "It is even more astonishing to see certain people have ami exaggerated enthusiasm which apparently makes them belleve that the methods and mea'nS : developed bY Moral ment are more efficacious The biglietto---letter formally movement than in the announcing the cardinal's eleva- Church itself. • ...... t ........ , *,,, u,n .odv "The danger of syncretism . ' " . .. . • . . ' . : :/