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Changes Must Violate Tradition, Paul Vi Declares City (El -- Pope Paul that liturgical reforna represent a real con- between the past and but should represent which are in perfect wilh a IlealtIw tra(li- )ape spoke at a recep- 30 for tile Council Commission, headed hy Cardinal Le]&apos;caro of a, llaly. ope said that in (,arry- the liturgical constitu- Reporfs Council City (El -- The bish- world here for the council can never that Pope Paul VI at them. to TV equipment re- installed at strategic In St. Peter's basilica, can "spot" by remote every move they installation was connection with the in- of a "new look" in decorations of the :nts where the Pope re- mportant visitors. There radio setup there before enabled him to listen in lcil dehates whenever he Now there is TV also. - is One council Father apt at coml)osing lim- When he gets tired of to speeches of the is his latest pro- tinal Cushing of Boston lo all men allows. he's no Ira]in r, knows how to holler. matter of fact, the Bos- spoke a perfect When he look a vigorous from Page 1A) Mass of (]ne of the sessio,ls next Wednes- Vincent Smith and of the l)iocese ustine have been in or the past few days. are both alumni oil St. and, oil cam'st, we had Lalk about. Fr. Smith is the diocesan paper of {tsline, and Fat]mr Ham- Navy (hap ain lncated iego Calif. Om,se, we get together :ally with our seminar- the North American Ft. Bob Bm'ton and Fred Gunti. Mr. Gunti deacon today at of tile th)ly Apos- Will have supper (din- them tonight in honor )ccasion. of being kel)t prelty to keep up with Work, 1 always make think of things back am very happy to hear Work which is being Fr. Micek and his Dio- tnd Religious Council di- on our Vocations Pro- -)f course, they and I this will he a "long )rogram which we are tying to help the pas- our Catholic families he ultimate success of rogram will depend on ell Catholic fathers and and young people un- what a vocation to sthood or to the reli- really means. c papers are "full lion of tile ecumenical it is necessary to insure that new provisions be harmonized with tradition. "To this end it is necessary to be sure that tile desire of newness is liar excessive, not taldng sufficiently into consid- eration or conlpletely ignoring the litm'gical heritage of tile I)ast," he said. "This mistaken way of acling would not be a renovation but a rev(dutinn of the holy liturgy. In 1ruth, the liturgy is like a strong tree, the beauty of which comes from the continual re- newal of ils foliage, but the vigor of which is attested to hy the antiquity of its trunk, which puts strong and deep roots down into the earth. "In fhe liturgical field there must m)t he a real eontraditiorl between past and present, but everything must come about harmoniously, so that whatever changes may be in perfect agreement with healthy tradi- tion, and that new liturgical f()rms sprt)ut Sl)ontaneously from those already existing," he said. Referring t,) the revision of liturgical books, the Pope said that in order to follow the ha, stand in regard to both reli- gious liberty and the Church's duty to do justice to the Jewish people. The "house" gave him enthusiastic applause. When Patrick Keegan, ln'esi- de,It of the World Movement of Christian Workers and coun- cil auditor, was about to be, come the first laymen to ad- dress the council, he was shown l)y Msgr. Achille Lupi of the council secretariat to a bench covered with ceremonial green ch)th next to the statue of St. Peter where the patriarchs are seated. Waiting for his turn, he seemed a bit uncomfortable on that stiff board, so Archbishop John ,I. Krol of Philadelphia, one of the five council under- secretaries, walked over to him to I)ut him at ease with small t a 1 k conversation. Pat, of course, was in wonderful shape and his address was received enthusiastically. Some cardi- nals palled him on the shoul- der, others congratulated him, shal<ing hands. "Then," said Pat, "l went right over to the coffee shop. 1 did crave a smoke, you know, Oll(.e tilt, excitement was over." Thanks to the council, the photogral)hic industry must be booming. One of the major Rome firms taking pictures at of the Liturgy." 1 read The Guardian from cover lo cover every week. I can honestly say, in spite of my favorable pre- judice, that no Catholic l)aper carries a more accurate and full treatment of the changes which will soon take place in the Liturgy. But 1 call under- stand how some of you might be confused by some of it. My advice is: "don't worry or fret." Father Ernst and am' Diocesan Liturgical Connnission will work out with your pastor a procedure which will not he difficult. It: will take a little time, effort and cooperation on your part, but 1 am confident that you will realize, as time goes on, that the goal of "closer i)articipation of the laity in the Holy Sacrifice" will be worth the effort. Keel) up your l)rayers for the Council. Don't be confused or irritated by some strange and incorrect things that may ap- pear about the Council in se- cular papers. I am anxiously looking forward to seeing you before to() long. God bless you. Bishop Fletcher HEROES HAVE THEIR DAY  Pope Paul Vl gave a special au(lience to 16 children from various countries who were being taken on a tour of Europe in recognition of acls of hero- ism each had performed. Here the Iloly Fathei" talks with Rita Sanford, a 14-year-old English girl. A victim of polio from the age ()f 6. she walks s(,ven miles, supporling herself on a wheel- chair, 1o qualify lor membershil) in the Girl C, uides, English equivalent of the Girl Sc)uts. tier act has been called an "apostolate of ol)tim- ism" among all polio victims. (NC Photo) ture and aims of the liturgy, texts must have the character- is]its of truth, beauty, and be imbued with spirituality, sim- plicity and essential brevity. Moreover, the Pope stressed, the teaching aspect of tile litur- gy must be kept in mind. Al- though the liturgy is addressed to the Divine Majesty, he said, it also contains teaching for Christians, and must therefore be a school of piety, truth and cimrity. the council has turned out some 50,000 photographs since its opening. Add the product]oil of a dozen or so ()the]" firms ia this field, and the work of the amateurs, and you will con- elude that a regular nlarat:hon of photography is in progress here in Rome, sparked hy tho council. Chinese-language council bul- letins, which are so intriguing. ly exotic that everybody looks at then] even though nobody seems able to read them, are written longhand by a Chinese priest here in Rome, then air- mailed to the Catholic Center in lhlng Kong. From there they are distributed all over eastern and southeastern Asia, many to the united States and other countries in the Western Hem- isphere where Chinese natiolo als resid'e. The nine council Fathers fr(mt llungary, seven of them I)ishol)s, had to pay from their own pockels for Umir trip from Budapest to Rome, which about exhausted their funds. No help was forthcoming fronl their SCHEMA 13 (Continued from Page 2A) scribed as platitudinous." lie protested that he could not fail to say "a word in tribute to the scholarly humil- ity, the admirable patience, the h)ving faith and forebearance with which the overwhehning majority of periti (council ex- perts) work." Bishop Wright is a member of the mixed commission that drafted schema 13. tle maintained that the schema would not appeal to people who are preoccupied with the moral crisis of modern culture because it regards this moral issue el'isis as merely symptomatic of a deeper crisis of ideas and therefore of dog- ll] a. Noting that it is "always eas- ier to call in the police" than to get at the root of a difficul- ty, Bishop Wright asserted that the men who must dig at the roots of our crisis are the think- ers and scholars -- "and in Women's Council Role Seen as 'Encouraging' Vatican City (E)--"That the doors of the council have been opened to us is encouraging in, deed," said Catherine McCarthy, the first American laywoman to be an auditor at the ecumenical council. Mrs. McCarthy, i)resident of the National Council of Calho- lie Women, said the ncws of I]er al)pointment came as a surprise while she was attending a con- vent]on in Salina, Kan. She hurriedly flew hon)e to San :Francisco lo I)ack, then flew ]]ere. Due 1,) other con)n)it- eonllnunist governnlent, so now they are lhe guests of the Ht,Iy See fin" their stay in the Eter- nal City. Some of the French Cana- dian council experts and theo- logical advisors have beautiful names, l lere are some samples: "Lafortune" (Good luck), "San- schagrin" (without w o r r y), "Bellefleur" (beautiful fh)wer). Suppose you met Msgr. Good ]Luck, wouldn't that be a real inspiration? Some 150 to 200 guests, both women and men. are admitted i o the council Masses t)reced- ing the actual meetings. A good n)any of these would like to receive Italy Communion, but this would cut down even further on lhe time available for dehates. So it was ruled that only men and women coun- cil auditors may receive, with terms of the council, the word for scholar is peritus." A reporter asked Bishop Wright for comment on Arch- bishop I-Iecnan's suggestion that the council create a new commission to rewrite the schema, and that the council meet in another three or four years to discuss it. Bishop Wright said three years and more had ah'eady gone into 1)reparation of the schema (including material pre- pared for the other schemata which have since been aban- doned), and that Archbishop Heenan's suggestion would mean a total of seven or eiglat years in the preparation of the schema. ments she can remain here only two weeks, she said. Mrs. McCarthy said the Irend toward a greater accel)tance of women in the Church is "grati- fying to all of us who are anx- ious lo take an active part in lhe affairs of lhe Church and eontrihule toward the heltcr- ment of tile win'hi. "In America, ,)t' course, wain- ell are now ill the nlaillstl'eilln of public life, anti l lhink lhey have (10110 greal work, I)arlicu- larly ill lhe field of civil rights and in lhe anli-I)()vcrty caln- paign. In the c(,,urse of these exl)eriences we have all learn- ed to pronmte (lialogue wilh wolnen ill other CtlIll)S. "Now ()Ill" coop(,ralioll is in- vited even in the council," she saitl. "I feel this is a great blessing and a l)ar[ of lhal up- dating and renewal the council is ailempting h) acconl)lish. We wolnen are very iIn('h a part of the Church anti wallt to do our share in making this 1)rograln conic to life." no intent of discrintination be- cause they represent all the laily on lhese occasions. An ever-growing nmnber of pricsts now can be seen on the streets of Rome wearing what they call in these parts "the clergyman," which means coats and pants after the American and English fashion. The cas- socks still predominate, hut slowly Italian dioceses are ex- pected to follow the precedent established by the Trent dio- cese and discard them. Council Reports Aimed at Moslems .loh), The Philil)pines (El The largely M()s]em readers of the Sulu Star are gelting week- ly reports on the Second Vati- can Council first-hand fr am Bishop Francis J. McSorley, O.M.I., Vicar Apostolic of Jolo. The paper, published by the prelate, aims its arl.ieles at the 98 per cent Moslem populalion here. THE GUARDIAN NOV. 6, 19643A O