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LXIII, NO. 40 OCTOBER 4, 1974 00CCW-M to Hear 00oodle Priest' sgr. RomanleHo Feeney 00Qturns Church 0 irCester, Mass. (NC) - i. er Leonard Feeney, a  Priest excommunicated L TM, and 29 of his followers e len reconciled with the r, according Bishop to rd Flanagan of War- -r, Mass. lop Flanagan _has con- rumors that last spring cepted back into the a raost of the members of  Feeney's community, Yes of the Immaculate of Mary, at St. Benedict's , Still River, Mass. He _%afirmed that Pope Paul accepted Father into the Church ago through the in- of Cardinal Hum- of Boston. The had been ex- for preaching a interpretation of the "Outside the Church Is no salvation." Reconciled of 23 men and six Who followed Father 'sought and obtained earlier this ishop Flanagan said, We had submitted their to the Sacred for the Doctrine in the Holy See." members of the ity have not been Li,..0nlY condition set down in lag the men and women t e Church, the bishop said, i',t each individual "make al profession of faith lag to the traditional 'a.', Each did so, the said in his presence. men and women were iSolved, '' he said, "of any i Col censures which they  have incurred" while ers of the religious k n]ty. [1 Father Feeney placed | ib,'.."UOus stress on mem- ,iD in the Church and ac- |.fficials of Boston College reipation in "a worldwide Jib( , acy to weaken, or at , v-t silence, the most fun- d[i tal dogma of the Church, I.]l? the Church there is no l49 then Archbishop d Cushing "silenced" Peeney after repeated that his interpretation trine on salvation was e. the Vatican published llk, " of excommunication F' Pather Feeney. L N. Little Rock -- "The Noodle Priest" is coming to Arkansas. Msgr. John Romaniello will be a featured speaker during the Oct. 19-20 annual joint convention here of the Little Rock Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women and Catholic Men. The famous Maryknoll priest gained his unusual nickname in Hang Kong when he conceived the idea of converting U.S. government wheat into noodles for distribution to refugees in the Far East. Monsignor Romaniello, who is assigned to Catholic Relief Services and directed CRS operations in Hang Kong for 18 years, will speak at 1:30 P.M. Oct. 19 in St. Patrick's Parish Center, 19th and Maple Streets, North Little Rock. The Monsignor is on a nationwide speaking four, familiarizing clergy and lay groups with CRS work. During his visit to the DCCW-M con- vention, he will show two films, "The Dignity of Man," filmed in Honduras emphasizing self-help environmental projects, and "Sahel : The Advancing Desert," on drought conditions in six sub-Sahara African nations. For 23 years prior to joining CRS, Msgr. Romaniello served as a Maryknoller in China; in 1938 he was appointed Prefect Apostolic of the Kwangsi Prefecture. During World War II he had over 500,000 refugees under his care in the city of Kwelin until it fell to the Japanese in 1942. He then served as civilian chaplain with the United States 14th Air Force for the remainder of the war. In 1945, he returned'to Kwelin to help the local people recon- struct their devastated homes and reestablish small businesses. However, he was eventually expelled from China after being held under "house arrest" for two years. Born in Avigliano, Italy, Sept. 1900, Msgr. Romaniello came to the United States in 1906 and was reared in New Rochelle, N.Y. He attended Cathedral College, N.Y.; Maryknoll Junior College, in Clarks Summit, Pa., and Maryknoll Major Seminary in Ossining, N.Y. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 17, 1928. He was awarded Master of Arts degree in Asian Studies from the Yale Graduate School in 1952. Seeks Vocations Father Kenneth C. Stewart, O.F.M., Cap., of Queen of Angels Retreat Center, Saginaw, Mich., has been appointed to the new post of National Vocation Director for the National Office for Black Catholics. The Capuchin priest, a native of Washington, D.C., was or- dained in 1967 and became the first black pastor in Milwaukee. In his new post he will direct a parish- centered recruitment program and will develop programs and materials to interest black youths in serving God's people. As Synod Opens Evangelization Tied By Pope to Progress Vatican City (NC) -- Pope Paul VI opened the fourth world Synod of Bishops Sept. 27 with a declaration that the preaching of God's word and the progress of peoples work hand in hand. Only one day after his 77th birthday, the Pope presided over two meetings of this synod on evangelization, preaching at a Mass for the synod's 207 participants in the morning and delivering an address of almost 3,000 words at the synod's first plenary session that afternoon. Speaking at the Mass in a strong, clear voice, the Pope prayed: "We might be tempted to make an immediate analysis of the spiritual needs of this world. We prefer however to turn in the first place to You, to confirm in ourselves this basic Diocesan Vocation Council Planning Plenary Session Little Rock -- The Diocesan Vocation Council will hold its fall plenary meeting at 6:45 P.M. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the meeting room of the Nurse Education Wing at St. Vincent Infirmary here, Father Joseph L. Patio, council president, has announced. His Excellency Bishop An- drew J. McDonald will speak. One of the major items on the agenda is the election of an executive board to implement the Vocation Council's calendar of events for the 1974-75 year. To be elected to the board will be three diocesan priests, four Religious men, two Religious women, three laymen and four youth representatives. Also to be discussed are the Parish Vocation Committee and its goals for the coming year. Included in the calendar of events is a vocation awareness weekend for girls Dec. 6-8 at St. John's Catholic Center. The weekend is designed for high school juniors and seniors and college-age women interested in finding out about the "Woman Religious Today." A holiday social for seminarians, priests, Sisters, Brothers and members of the Vocation Council is planned for Dec. 30. April 20, 1975, has been set aside as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. A committee will be formed to provide a nucleus for a workshop at the Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization Convention May 2-4 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The final event for the year will be a vocation weekend for young men of high school and college age June 27-29. The weekend is designed to give the men more information about the priesthood and religious life. Vocation Council officers, in addition to Father Pallo, are Sister Scholastica Vogelpohl, O.S.B., vice president; Sister Joanne Taetz, S.S.N.D., secretary; and John Shields, treasurer. Father Pallo said in a circular letter on the forthcoming meeting that all Deaneries should send a delegation. "One of the top priorities in the Church today," he said, "is the urgent need for totally dedicated priests, sisters, religious men and women, dedicated to living the gospel message." certainty: That the very reality of evangelization comes forth from You, Lord. Like a river it has its source, and You, Christ Jesus, are this source. Lord Jesus, behold we are ready to go and preach again Your Gospel to the world." At the plenary session that afternoon in the streamlined synod hall, Pope Paul noted that the participants in the synod represented "ecclesial com- munities spread throughout the world." He stressed that he was awaiting the results of their month-long deliberations, and he picked out "three notes" which he said seemed essential to the debate: - The necessity of fulfilling Christ's mandate to teach the Gospel to all; - The universality of the Gospel message for all peoples, tribes and tongues; - The goal of evangelization as Christ's mission. Concerning the necessity to preach the Gospel, Pope Paul said it was a "binding duty, even almost menacing" in its demands on Christians. Program Features Listed for Teachers N. Little Rock - A Sister of Christian Charity from Wilmet- te, Ill., who is an authority on currents in changing education, and a three- member guid- ance panel from New Orleans will 8r. Henry be featured at the annual Diocesan Teachers' Conference here Friday, Oct. 18. Sister M. Henry Cornflle, S.C.C., who has been on the staff of summer workshops at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, N.Y., will speak on "Moral Development: A Shared Responsibility." The New Orleans team that will lecture and conduct group sessions at the convention will consist of Sister Judith, a Marianite Sister of the Holy Cross, Miss Judy Goodwyne and Miss Janice Thomas. Their topic will be "Blending Guidance and Religion in the Sister Judith New Olivetan Benedictine Motherhouse to Be Dedicated Oct. 12 This is a high-angle architect's sketch of the new Holy invitation this week "to all friends of Holy Angels... to Angels Convent, seven miles north of Jonesboro, that will attend the dedication." The route to the new motherhouse is be dedicated by His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. Mc- north from Joncsboro on Highway 141 to a right turn on a Donald of Little Rock one week from tomorrow, Saturday, gravel road past the KAIT station and antenna, then one Oct. 12, at 2:30 P.M. Rev. Mother M. Benedicta, O.S.B., mile tothe convent entrance on a left turn. prioress of the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters, issued an open Elementary School." The conference will be held in St. Patrick's Parish Center, 19th and Maple Streets, North Little Rock, with Father Joseph Doyle, V.F., as host. Sister Henry Cornille is principal of Josephinum, a multi-ethnic high school for girls in the heart of Chicago. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at St. Louis University and her Master's Degree at Loyola University, Chicago. For the past six years, she has been provincial director of education for the Sisters of Christian Charity. Sister Judith is elementary superintendent of schools in the New Orleans Archdiocesan Office of Education. She has degrees from Our Lady of the Holy Cross College and Xavier University in New Orleans. She has been an elementary teacher, elementary principal and supervisor and founded the Lourdes Community School, an experimental project in the SEE TEACHERS ON P. 2 Miss Goodwyne Miss Thomas Bishop McDonald To Return Monday Little Rock - His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald will return to the Diocese of Little Rock next Monday, Oct. 7, after an absence of five weeks. He will arrive at Little Rock Municipal Airport at 11:20 A.M. on Delta Airlines flight 645. Bishop McDonald left Arkansas Aug. 30 and attended episcopal meetings on the east coast before flying to Rome, where he spent four weeks attending a theological con- sultation with 68 other American bishops. The consultation's theme was "Toward the New Man in Jesus Christ," and it featured numerous lectures by out- standing European specialists in theology, biblical studies and related fields. Pope Paul VI concelebrated a Mass with the bishops at the conclusion of the conference.