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LV ,' worn yell :m... J. l_ # Fa ]" nearal Ions New : ,0000o00c#ory .dtle Rock -- Another Little I n i. landmark will soon wm- li c ith the construction of a r, 1;tll rectory for , ':dral parish St. Andrew's .... here. two-story priests' resi- l: [E will be of stone, will be " ":rlned to harmonize with the a .lm!tecture of the Cathedral ' [.door_. and will replace tim Btr-eld edifice at 617 Lou- : ,- Street that was the home ti,.mhe late Bishops Edward c ..!erald and John B. Morris. arl}e rector The Very Roy. It, ' . B. Francis McDevitt, said '1 fireproof construction, tllg plamed by John Truem- of the archit',.ctural firm of ,cchio, Cromwell, Carter & and, will cost ap Ioxnnate I" ' P" ' ' " iL65,000, and will provide .'l quarLers for parish . s and accommodations for :]Ring church dignitaries. INTER-RELIGIOUS COMMITTEE -- Vice President ttubert It. Itumphrey met with representatives of a new committee to rally ,'e- ligious support in the national war against pov- erty. Left to right: Louis Stern, New York, past president, Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; Archbishop Robert E. Lucey, San Antonio; the Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Official CPublication of" 1he 00iocese of" ffittle 00ock LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, JANUARY 28, 1966 NO,. 4 . , , Blake, Philadelphia, stated clerk of the United Preshyterian Church in the U.S.A.; the Rev. Dr. Norman Baughcr, Elgin, Ill., general sec- retary of the Church of the Brethren general brotherhood board; Rabbi Seymour Cohen, president of the Synagogue Council of Amel:ica, and Bishop Raymond J. Gallagher of Lafayette, Ind. (NC Photo) :nsignor McDevitt said the !]um'a!. parish, which now ' C0nly about 600 communi- , , has $50,000 on hand with pO'il to begin construction. .e. ial collections to help fi- Ntgenan" . NovenasFadlng fromSeenscene Deacons s .,le is contemplated, the rec- Chicago (E)  The venerable ,: nneeded,aid' but financi f, om .), through.helplyl Missions Sa|e novenasCathlic appearsPractice tof observingbe passing Requesfe ] ds of the parml ' from the American religious 'i' RECTORY on Page 3 P "" scene, a staunch advocate of Chicago (E) The hierarchies ,. ...__ Lagos, Nigeria (E)- Mission- the devotion said here. of Brazil and Chile hav. be- aries and mission stations, ap- Father Patrick McNamara, come the first in the World to O.S.M., in announcing the end of publication for his small weekly "Novena Notes" after 29 years, expressed his concern that "it's the end of an era for novenas." He noted that the publication once boasted more than 50,000 subscribers. The Servite priest feels that the younger generation is not as spiritual-minded as its eld- ers and is "much less inclined to public prayers." He also cited the new liturgy approved by the Second Vatican Council as contributing to the recent drastic decline in novena at- tendance. 05!1 /* . * I ,.{ned,ctm.e s 00'i00'other Dies I*N ', .,,,. I ittle Rock AiWetht IIs ,lY  was offered in the cha',gl auta,:fS)ls Orphanage hmTe :  u Ior Mrs. Gertrude -iffer I innema i:l:. .'S 1.  .c,l u d  n g :So ' :trp :J2u:s: md{' " offered" le Mass was The 'm' l all, " James p.' McDonnb., .hanage chaplain The ser- a a.s Preached Iy '/'he Roy. Ctor?lv lliedmueller,,of St Jo spiritual ,%!] o . . hns Home .o,..- "3 emmary, Little Rock, :jananephew of Mrs Linne p,: MRS. LINNEMAN on Pg. pear to have escaped harm dur- ing the mid-January uprising that saw the Nigerian govern. meat toppled in a military coup. One Sister trying to go to Enugu had to return to Lagos after her plane circled over the eastern capital for two hours without landing. Eventually she got there by a different route. Moslems make up the largest religious group in Nigeria, and there have been problems in the past over the control of Christian schools in some sec- tors of the country. But reli- gion appears to have played no part in the present disturbances which resulted in the deaths of Prime Minister Abubakar al Tafawa Balcwa and two region-premiers. Subsc.ripfion The new head of state is Maj. Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-lron- si, a 41-year-old professional soldier and a Catholic. The See NIGERIA on Page 2 Renewals Due Little Rock  Guardian sub- scribers will receive subscrip- tion renewal envelopes in the mail next week. The envelopes will be sent to addresses where the sUbscrib- ers receive The Guardian. They should be delivered in Arkan- sas around midweek. Guardian Sunday will be ob. served in the Diocese of Little Rock on February 6, and sub- scribers may use the special en- velopes to deposit the $5 sub- scription fee in the collection baskets of their parish church- es. Those who wish may mail See GUARDIAN on Page 2 o: of C. Completes Plans parish, Marche. Little Rock Council No. 812 is the sponsor of the new West Memphis Council, and is pro- cessing all applications for membership in it. A big delega- tion from Pulaski County is ex- See K. of C. on Page 3 petition the ttoly See for the use of ordained married dea- cons: Agnelo Cardinal Rossi of Sao Paulo, Brazil, disclosed the pe- titions here. He said the Holy See has not given approval yet, but that in anticipation of it, laymen already are being trained as deacons in Brazil. Another prelate prominent in efforts to re-establish the Church's order of deacons told See DEACONS on Page 2 Feast Days Next Wednesday, February 2, will be the Feast of the Purifi- cation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Candlemas Day, when candles to be used throughout the year will be blessed. Next Thursday, February 3, will be the Feast of St. Blaise, the day the church designates for the blessing of throats. _r New W. Memphis Council .... est Memphis_ Elaborate :'" i --,,v, ,,_ e oeen completed for ; aSUtution of Rev. Francis ;'.Prendergast Council of the ;ights of Columb ")'nday - us here on ";Z , cuorual, y 6,  Pwards , !.lsa s men fs of the r?,tt be Sident d:rish, of 50 eastern Ark- will be charter mem. new council, which named for the first Pastor of St. Michael's West Memphis, who 1951. te hDeputy James D. Braek. _" ' o will direct the initia. n of new members, said that .)g.uest of honor at the insti- uon_ ef 'lbrother the council will be l_ s, The of Father Prender- Vezy Roy. Msgr. ";4['rnas Inam., J' Prendergast, pastor i.. ''"ulate Heart of Mary The Sentry Says: People Are Afraid to Aid Those in Dire Distress, The Dogs Never Had It So Good. For Details. Read Qui Vive? on Page 4 Ecumen,sm Binds All, Pope Says Vatican City (E) -- While cautioning against the danger of "excessive enthusiasm," Pope Paul VI called for the commitment of all Catholics to the progress of ecumenism. He warned those who are skeptical of success regarding Christian unity efforts or who are fearful that the efforts will entail doctrinal indifferentism that their attitude "is not in ac- cord with the will of Christ." The ecumenical spirit, he told his weekly general audi- ence during the worldwide ob- servance of Christian unity o('- tave, was one of the principal characteristics of the ecumeni- cal council. Catholics, he said, "can no longer ignore a problem of such importance and topical- ity," but must carefuUy avoid extremes in their approach to it. Wrong Attitude "On the one hand," he said, "there is an attitude demon- strating an excess of enthusi- asm and over-simplification, as if contact with the separated brethren were easy and with- out danger, and as if the im- mediate establishment of con- cord and collaboration would result from ceasing to attach importance to doctrinal and disciplinary matters. Thi atti- tude is wrong because it can bring about illusions and delu- sions of weakness and con- formism not at all beneficial to the cause of true ecumenism. "There is on the other hand the attitude of the diffident and skeptical. Some fear that ecumenism may entail criti- cism and revision of the truths of the faith, disregard for Christian traditions and teach- ings, and conformism to the re- ligious concepts of others at the expense of one's own. Still others fear it is vain to hope for the effective re-establish- ment of one single religious be- lief and a single and true ec- elesial communion. Too many things divide us from the sepa- rated brethren; they say, too much tim has passed since the breach -- by now unbridgeable -- and one should not expect miracles which would be need- ed for a true reconciliation. "This attitude is prompted by See ECUMENISM on Page 9 Supreme Pontiff Expresses Concern Abo,ut Rise in Invalid Marriages Vatican City (E) -- Pope Paul VI has expressed concern over the "startling increase in cases of invalid marriage." The Pope expressed his con- cern during the annual audi- ence granted to judges and of- ficials of the Sacred Roman Rota, the Church's high court which deals mainly with matri- monial problems. The dean of the Rota, American-born Msgr. Francis Brennan, delivered a brief speech of homage and in it touched on the increase of matrimonial cases which have come before the court. In reply/Pope Paul praised the Rota's work in the "exer- cise of the supreme jurisdic- tional power proper to the Holy See." After examining the spir- itfial foundation of the Church and its "human and sociologi- cal expression," as the visible Church of Christ, the Pope declared: "We make our own the cry which you, my lord dean, raised in your illumined speech re- garding the startling increase in cases of invalid marriage. We also regard this plmnome- non as a characteristic sign of a weakened sense of the sac- redness of the law on which the Christian family is found- ed, of the restlessness of mod- ern life, of the precariousness See MARRIAGE ott Page 3 Subscriptions During February, Catholic Press Month