Newspaper Archive of
Arkansas Catholic
Little Rock, Arkansas
March 7, 1969     Arkansas Catholic
PAGE 11     (11 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 11     (11 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
March 7, 1969

Newspaper Archive of Arkansas Catholic produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 7, 1969 PAGE !1 Clothing LADIES !ady-To-Wear esville Congress Asked to Guarantee Federal Aid to Children in Non.public Schools Washington (NC) -- Spokesmen House Committe on Education and adequate," he told the committee. for Catholic schools urged Con- Labor. He recommended federal school gress to extend and expand federal The committee is holding hear- aid that would reach a level of aid to education -- and guarantee ings on legislation to extend the $100 a pupil over the next four nonpublic school children a fair 1965 Elementary and Secondary years "starting adequately in UGH S share in its benefits. Education Act, the major instru- 1969." Pleas for increased school aid, meat for federal aid to elementary Noting that the number of Cath- including more assistance to stu- and secondary schools, olic schools declined 2.9 per cent dents in nonpublic schools, were Nonpublic school students share in 1967-68, primarily for finan- made by eight Catholic educators in ESEA funds under Title I, ser- cial reasons, Msgr. Donohue said who testified March 4 before the vices to disadvantaged children, Catholic school closings are "a , Arkansas Since 1884 itkins Department Store Batesville, Arkansas THE CITIZENS BANK "Friendliness is a part of our Service" ,IE RI 1.3811 ARKANSAS ELL MOTEL and RESTAURANT Air Conditioned - Color Television Large Swimming Pool 167 and Main St. Batesville, Arkansas i Crouch Funeral Home "Dependability Since 1891" Phone RI 3-2277 ttesville Arkansas Shirrell Printing 664 Harrison Phone 79.3-5738 Batesville, Ark. ERLING STORES 187 East Main lie Arkansas and both students and teachers in crisis for public education as nonpublic schools benefit from well." Title II (library materials)funds. Nonpublic schools "keep the However, some nonpublicschool public schools honest," prevent spokesmen, as well as some neu- public education from "exercising an unchecked monopoly" and tral evaluative bodies, have con- "could provide an experimental cluded that nonpublic schoolpupils laboratory free from many of the are not receiving as much as- bland restraints of a public dom- sistance as they are legally en- titled to under ESEA. This has been inated school policy," he said. attributed both to non-cooperation "It is becoming increasingly on the part of some public school clear that the failure of federal officials and, in some cases, to government and state legislators poor planning or apathy on the to provide help to the financially part of nonpublic school officials, hard pressed parents of nonpublic Catholic school spokesmen tes- school children will spell finan- tifyingbefore the Housecommittee cial chaos in public schools," were Msgr. James C. Donohue, he declared. director of the Division of Ele- If present Catholic school stu- mentary and Secondary Education, dents were transferred to public U.S. Catholic Conference; Msgr. schools, he said, "property tax Edward T. Hughes, Philadelphia rates could not bear the added archdiocesan school superin- burden and the result would be tendent; C.P. Callahan, assistant a cutback in curricular offerings, school superintendent in the dio- a significant increase in class cese of San Diego, Calif.; Father size and possibly staggered school Franklin Fitzpatrick, Brooklyn di- classes." ocesan school superintendent; Among Msgr. Donohue'srecom- Msgr. Henry Gardner, school sup- mendations were: erintendent in the archdiocese of --Authority for the U.S. Corn- Kansas City, Kan.; Father Emmet missioner of Education to guaran- Harrington, Portland, Ore., arch- tee nonpublic school students a diocesan school superintendent; share in F_SEA Title I services Father Harold Ide, Milwaukee should local administrators be un- archdiocesan assistant superin- able to do so. tendent of schools; and Father --Creation of state advisory Louis F. Generes, New Orleans councils for Title I programs re- archdiocesan school superinten- presenting all educational re- dent. sources in a state. U.S. Catholic elementary and --"Proportional participation secondary schools now number some 13,000 and have an enroll- of nonpublic school students in ESEA Title Ill (experimentation meat of more than five million, and innovation) projects. Msgr. Donohue called for ex- pansion of EEA and said both Msgr. Hughes endorsed contin- public and nonpublic schools are uation of ESEA but warned against facing a growing financial crisis, changing it from a "categorical" especially in the cities, aid program -- with funds desig- "Local tax resources and pri- anted for specific purposes -- to vale contributions are no longer a system of "block grants" -- Catechetical Texts Held Too Sociological Los Angeles (NC) -- Some cat- echetical texts today are more sociological than religious, the director of the Los Angeles archdiocese's 19,000-m ember Confraternity of Christian Doc- trine said here. In many catechetical texts do- day," said Msgr. John K. Clarke, "there is much watering down of the content of doctrine. This is being supplanted by amethodology in which the presentation of es- sential truths is clothed in a lang- uage that is far more sociological than religious." Msgr. Clarke, interviewed at a CCD Congress here, said that "to be true to their calling, Con- fraternity workers must make cer- tain that the child of God knows in simple language of his hea- venly Father and His Divine Son, Jesus Christ; the redemptive role of the Church for all mankind; the eminent authority of the Holy Father who is Peter, and -- above all -- the power of prayer." with the use of federal funds left largely to the discretion of state officials. He said block grants "face the danger of being channeled into the ordinary needs of education" rather than toward the poor, the handicapped and toward experi- mentation and innovation. If Congress should decide in favor of block grants, he added, it should also incorporate into the legislation a bypass formula, allowing the U.S. Commissioner of Education to intervene direct- ly and thus making it "specific- ally possible for direct aid to be administered to all clildren, even in the face of antiquated state constitutions or laws." This was a reference to the fact that restrictive provisions in more than 30 state constitutions hinder distribution of public funds to church-related education. Msgr. Hughes said Catholic schools "achieve a community purpose: they work toward nation- al goals .... Our largest com- mitment is at the hinge of our nation's future, the city, and particularly its victimized chil- dren." 8atesville Federal Savings and Loan Association College Batesville Arkansas 72501 STONE-HANCE MONUMENT WORKS 704 HARRISON ST. BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS PAUL WRIGHT MEN'S STORE Phone RI 3-4117 JERRY AND NOLA EVANS and Gift Shop 55 COLLEGE BATESVILLE. ARK. 72501 ALL HOURS PHONE RI 3-5783 82.Year-Old Cardinal Testa Dies in Rome Vatican City (NC) -- Gustavo Cardinal Testa, former prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Church and life-long friend of Pope John XXIII, died Feb. 28 at the age of 82, a week after Pope Paul VI visited and blessed the aged cardinal in his sickbed. Cardinal Testa suffered a heart attack Feb. 21. His death reduced the college of cardinals to 101 members, from a high of 118 in 1967. At the time of his death he was pro-president, or acting head, of the Administration of the Patri- mony of the Holy See, which has responsibility for control of the Holy See's income and property. After extensive contact with" Eastern-rite Catholics during his service as a diplomatic represen- tative of the Vatican in Egypt and Palestine, Cardinal Testa was named prefect of the Congrega- tion for the Eastern Church in Infirmar 9 Seehing Cand 9 Stripers Little Rock -- Teenagers who plan to do volunteer work as Candy Stripers at St. Vincent Infirmary this summer may begin making application immediately, it was announced recently by Mrs. Ed- wina Taylor, director of volunteers at the Infirmary. Mrs. Taylor said applications would be accepted from youngsters between the ages of 15 and 21. More than 150 youngsters are expected to participate in the pro- gram this summer. Candy Stripers provide a variety of service to St. Vincent's during the summer in such areas as physical therapy, radiology, ad- mitting, nursing stations and gift, flower and coffee carts. The youngsters benefit from the program in that they have an opportunity to consider health fields as careers while they are providing needed comnmnity ser- vice. Approximately 150 Candy Stri- pers provided more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service to St. Vincent Infirmary last summer. The program is open to all young people within the age limit re- gardless of race, creed, color or national origin. More information may be ob- tained by contacting Mrs. Taylor at 661-39-5 or 661-3000 between 8"-00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. 1968. He served as head of the congregation, which handles all matters relating to the persons, discipline and distinctive rites of the Eastern Catholic Church, until his resignation in 1967. The youngest of four children, Gustavo Testa was born in Bol- tiere, Italy, in the diocese of Bergamo on July 18, 1886. After studies in the Salesian College at Treviglio and the Bergamo public schools, he entered Cerasoli College in Rome and studied at the Pontifical Seminary for Juri- dical Studies. He was ordained on Oct. 28, 1910, in Bergamo in the presence of Father Angelo Giuseppe Ron- calli, four years his senior, who had been ordained two months earl- ier and who became in 1958 Pope John XXIII. After earning a doctorate in theology and a licentiate in Sa- cred Scripture in Rome, Father Testa returned in 1913 to teach at the Bergamo diocesan semi- nary. The future Pope John was also on the seminary faculty at that time. in 1920, Father Testa entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See and was as- signed to the papal mmctaze In Vienna, Austria.