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December 12, 1958 T H E M E S S E N G E R THIRTEEN VISE ptorist~ Carl Hamman, who has 0 formal engineering train- supervised a $1,420,000 :Program at the Catholic of Puerto Rico since began in 1948. Hamman, with his of 60 workmen, has en- in the erection of three buildings, a 45,000- library and administra- a 1,400-seat chapel, residences, two dormitories, six smaller and a radio station. residences are now under He has been in Rico since 1926. O rle, Founded by Bishop James McManus, C.SS.R of Ponce, the university at first had only borrowed quarters for its 192 students. The following year classes were moved to the first permanent building on the cam- pus, a former sugar cane tract. Running on a budget of $800,000 a year, the university now has 4,496 students, 2,809 of whom are full time. Funds for the ambitious build- ing program, which began with contributions of material and week-end labor, were raised in Puerto Rico, with only 10 per cent obtained from outside the island. I ntof Prague Image ;Spanish, Says Book ]]Y PAUL H. HALLETT St. Teresa of Avila, who first York.- (Special)--The conceived the idea of dressing extensive research in the Infant as a King. Teresa is The known to have had an ardent de- by Ludvic Ne- votion to the Child Jesus. $5.95), con- Dona Maria bequeathed the complete, authentic statue to her daughter Polyxena, the world-famous who gave it to the Discalced statue. Carmelite Friars in Prague in the statue was not 1628. Before that, on Nov. 8, Spanish. Maria Man-1620, a Discalced Carmelite, tara married a Czech Dominic l~uzzola, Papal Legate since as the Holy of Prague to Bohemia as one of her wedding theory has it that the statue from Spiritual Three Outdoor shrines dedicated to Our Blessed Lady have bebn erected in Orrin, N. Dak a small village located in Pierce County and one of the several points claimed to be the exact spot of 'the geographical center of North America. in 1556. She took the to the court of Ferdinand II, rode into the midst of the Bat- tle of White Mountain holding a picture of the Child and crying: "Where are Thy ancient mer- cies, 0 Lord!" Heartened and inspired by the words of the holy man, the officers of the Catholic army of tardinuI.Elect Duke Maximilian turned back New York.--Pius XII's hu- Dame, Ind.--University the heretofore victorious Calvin- manitarian efforts to ease the ists, and thus gained one of the lot of the Jews during World -~ Dame students have decisive battles tot the faith in War II is featured in an article thousands of Masses, Europe. in the current issue of the ADL LiOnS, and prayers in a h n ~h m~,v - ~ tBulletin, published by the Anti- l. spiritual bouquet for T rvu vzczssztud~s,~ ueiamahon League oz ~al tip John F. OHara, the Infant Jesus has continued , of Philadelphia, who will to be honored in Prague in thei B Rith. the of a Car-Church of Our Lady of Victory. In "Pope Plus XII and the 15-17-18 in Rome. Members of the Congregation of served as Comforters, who were given of the university from charge of the statue, were jailed by the Communist regime in 1950, but the government was pliiiLi'ps: @It~ ot N4ClgSz ,* yABLETS ~~t unable to crush the devotion. From Bohemia the devotion spread to scores of countries in five continents. Hundreds of churches in the U.S. hold th~ Little King in special honor. The shrine pictured above was built by the twin brothers Wendelin and Joseph Bickler, and it was erected on Wendelin's farm in honor of the Immaculate Conception. The picture above shows the shrine housing the statue and the huge pyramid, which is topped off by the flag pole. The shrine is constructed entirely of prairie rock. The other two shrines are a grotto erected by Father Julius Binder and three seminarians and altar boys, and a Fatima shrine featuring three obelisks-carrying the statues of Our Lady of Fatima, Francesco and Jacinta. Jews," the author, Dr. Joseph-L. Lichten, points out that the late Pontiff "to a large extent was personally instrumental in or- ganized action to help Jewish victims of Nazism and Fascism. Salesians" Centenary To Be Noted in 1959 New Rochelle, N.Y.--Next year will mark the centenary of the establishment of the Sale- stuns of St. John Bosco, the Salesian mission headquarters here pointed out. Don Bosco and 22 companions launched the congregation on Dec. 18, 1859. It was formally approved 15 years later. When Don Bosco died in 1888, there were 768 Salesians. Today there are more than 18,000 from 60 nations. Among the events planned in the Salesians' centenary year is the observance of the Feast of St. John Bosco on Jan. 31. Italy Sent Cattle As Plus XII Asked rraciai Denison, Ia.--Some purebred Aberdeen-Angus cattle w e r e shipped to the Papal farm in Italy to fulfill a request by the late Plus XII. The herd will be used to start a breeding program. As the herd increases, the offspring will be given to poor farmers in Southern Europe. Father Leo J. Gannon of Harlan, Ia led the campaign for the herd, which has been grazing on the nearby Don Houston farm. e Toledo, O.--There are eight Catholic Interracial Councils be- low the Mason and Dixon line, and 36 in the country, reports George K. Hunton, executive pads secretary of the New York coun- women, and children, ell. He predicted there would be on trial to prove it. Beware of imitations. 45 or 50 such councils organized on Rupture, no-riskiby next summer. and Proof of Results. Speaking at the first annual meeting of the Toledo Council, Mr. Hunton said that what the Negro leadership wants is the full measure of what is due to the Colored as American citi- zens and as children of God. He said Negroes want the responsi- bilities, rights, and privileges APPLIANCE CO. St Marshall, Mich. Backache get the fast relief you need headache and "that our beloved country gladly hat often e rose miserable tired-out -~~ ~iseoraforte come on r stress and strain mt it fast l Another Atop San Dieso U. lid bladder irritation and drink--oftenset- San Diego, Calif.--Two huge comfortable feeling. fast in 3 separate cranes were required to lift the ln-relieving action to three and one-half ton statue of ;trig backache, head- ~s and pains. 2. by Our Lady of the Immaculate alder irritation. 3. by Conception into position atop tending to increase miles of kidney tubes, the blue-colored dome of the night's sleep and the University of San Diego. The millions have for over saves money, statue was blessed by Bishop Charles F. Buddy before it was hoisted to its 100 - foot- high perch. It is a landmark for avi- ators and sailors. Pn through all Regis- is 70c per word ,2words. lffour 21 on Catholic issuesZare used, Per word per issue. fall orders. Staffs Get Aid will appear the following Washington. -- Twenty- one teachers in Catholic colleges and universities are among the Sell stores. 302 recipients of National Sci- 3605 s. lSth. ence Foundation science faculty SCHOOL fellowships for 1959. Of the 82 senior post-doctoral earn to $65.00 a had. Age, edu- fellowships given, one went to Send for free a scientist in a Catholic school. Florence of Nursing, Dept The recipients were selected )a h, Chicago. from among 1,069 applicants. W-ee~ The stipends, equal approxi- at home. No mutely to the salaries of the re: no age limit~ cipients, are awarded for fur- in confers on the most newly landed refugees He noted a profound change in the attitude of Negro lead- ership as a result of the reversal of policy on the part of Catho- lic colleges in the Northeast and of seminaries and other religious training institutions, compared to 25 years ago, when only-a minority of them accepted Ne- gro applicants. of Nursing, ther study or research. Bldg Chicago. Apostolic Blessing and used New Orleans. -- Auxiliary aid. Bishop L. Adrian Caillouet, Holy Ghost Denver 2, Episcopal moderator of the ~--. Apostleship of the Sea in the U S received a message con- n--~eds veying the blessing of John ST. JUDE'S XXIII on himself and all mere- Father Mtss~sippi. bers of the organization. Iowa Nuns to Convert 51-Year.Old Academy Dubuque, Ia.--The Franciscan Sisters have announced that the Immaculate Conception Acad- emy--a high school for girls for the past 51 years--will be con- verted to a school for Franciscan aspirants in September, 1959. Permission to convert the school was granted to Mother Ruth Mary of the Dubuque 'Franciscan Sisters by Arch- bishop Leo Binz. The aspirants' school will maintain the same name as the high school. i He made clear his profound con- cern in many ways." Dr. Lichten writes that, after che liberation of Rome, while there was apprehension over the fate of Jewish prisoners in Nazi- Fascist hands in Northern Italy and Germany, Pins XII made one of his most fervent pleas for brotherhood. "For centuries the Jews have been most un- justly treated and despised," the Pope said. "It is time they were treated with justice and human- ity. God wills it and the Church wills it." The article tells of the "vio- lent press campaign" started by Hitler and Mussolini to prevent Cardinal Pacelli's election as new Pontiff, and of the meet- ing on March 11, 1940, of yon Ribbentrop and Plus XII, when the Pope made his position clear about the persecutions inflicted by the Third Reich upon indi- viduals in Poland. "Plus XII's humanitarian ef- forts to ease the lot of the Jews continued throughout the war," the author states. "French, Dutch, Ukrainian Bishops acted on behalf of the Jews on instruc- tions from the Pope . . . The Holy See established several of- fices devoted to rescue work :among the victims of the Nazis -- including, of course, Jews." When the Fascist regime in Italy started to expel Jewish citizens from governmental and scientific positions, the article says, the Pope invited many of ~them to the Vatican. "Thousands lot Jewish refugees poured into Vatican City; thousands of others sought shelter in the Basilicas and other buildings of the Holy See outside the Vatican State. No less than 15,000 were sheltered at Castelgandolfo." ForM" e Manila Cathedral Cardinal Agagianian, Pro-Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, consecrated Manila's rebuilt Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in the Philippines. The Cardinal was the Pope's Legate. The construction preceded the opening of a conference of some 60 Asian Bishops who met under the Cardinal's leadership to discuss problems peculiar to the Far Eastern territories. The Cathedral, a 400-year-old edifice, has been rebuilt five times. This last restoration, costing about $2,000,000, makes the church a reinforced, earthquake-proof building. Newly installed work included Italian stained glass and some 17 colors of Italian marble for the main altar and eight side chapels. e (Comment by Paul H. Hallett, Litt.D.) Flood Tide In France No nation has had a more remarkable record of recovery and trail-blazing than has France since May of this year. In the November elections the popular vote of the Communists declined by one-fourth. In 1956 it had been 25:5 per cent. The Reds now have only 10 seats in the Assembly. Because of a vicious system of proportional representation, these had been 149. That is, the Reds are a majority in only 10 of the 465 districts into which France is nauer and de Gaulle, issuing a communique backing the cur- rent status of Berlin and pledg- ing close economic and political collaboration. Improving Situations The London Tablet that probably few people im- agined, when UNESCO was set up at the end of the war, with the English rationalist Julian Huxley as its first Director-Gen- eral, that by 1958 the nations would be electing as his succes- sor a leader of Italian Catholic Action, Dr. Veronese. divided, and it is more than The election of a devout doubtful that convinced Marx- Catholic as the third general ex- ists are a majority even in ecutive of this important cul- these. General de Gaulle will be elected President Dec. 21, the first executive of any real power France has had since 1870. Re- garded with skepticism last May, he has consistently made the right moves at the right time. In bewildering succession eight French African terri- tories, bearing such strange names as Ubangi-Shari, Gabon, and Chad, have been graduated from colonial status to the rank of nations within the French Over-Seas Community. Nine others are expected to join them. Wisely led, they should evolve in time into nations of full Western culture. France has a stormy course to hold, and no one can predict the outcome, but the hopeful progress made so far shows the truth of Belloc's observation that "Europe can always expel a poison." France has been ex- pelling her poison under a man whose inspiration is largely drawn from Christian principles. It was heartening to see the two great Christian leaders of the European continent, Ade- rains Laymen Milan, Italy.--A new interna- tional college for overseas stu- dents was established in this city to bring laymen from Af- rica, Asia, and Latin America to Europe to give them special training that will enable them to serve as lay mission helpers when they return to their home- lands. The overseas college, founded with the encouragement of Car- dinal Giovanni Montini, is, in concept and development, 'en- tirely the work of laymen. It was inspired by the encyclical Fidei Donum, in which Pins XII :said that the missionary prob- a a, e- Father Ralph, S.V.D (left), i V|S|TS Magoya hlayor Chicago, of the S.V.D. Catholic Universities, Conferred with the Mayor of Nagoya, Kissen Kyobashi (right), about the welfare and progress of Nanzan University, Nagoya's only Catholic university. The mayor ex- pressed great interest in Nanzan and especially in the new faculty of economics scheduled to be inaugurated next spring. In order to enable the university to grow with the city of Nagoya and fulfill its missions of making Christ known to the Japanese, a program of expansion is needed, Father Ralph stressed. This can be realized only through the moral and financial support of Catholic Americans, the priest declared. Father Ralph will depend on contributions sent by mission- minded donors to S.V.D. Catholic Universities, 316 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago I, Ill. lem is bound substantially to a native clergy and to a qualified and conscientious native laity. The college is promoted and conducted by the Association of Laymen for Aid to the Missions, the Italian Catholic University Federation, and tl~e Graduate Movement of Italian Catholic Action. Students are supported by scholarship burses organized by the three groups, and are re- ceived by the college on the recommendation of the Sacred Congregation for the Propaga- tion of the Faith in Rome. The founders believe that Milan is specially adapted to train native laity because the spirit of this industrial city pro- vides a typically Western mode of life and a wide variety of university faculties with a sound religious and liturgical tradi- tion. Cardinal Montlni, in a letter of blessing to its organizers, said that the college expresses the missionary fervor of Milan "with new originality, making its own the formulas which the apostolic genius of Catholicism invents and adapts according to the conditions of the times and under the direction of the Apos- tolic See. It is a work of the laity for the laity." Ask Legal Action tural organization probably indi- cates no general trend, but it does show that secularists and Leftists are not in control of the organization, and need not be, if there are such sharp and de- voted Catholics as Dr. Veronese who are willing to take an inter- est in it. This election also shows the wisdom of Plus XII, who, al- though not hiding his reserva- tions about some of the weak- nesses of the UN groups, never despaired of them, Pope John XXIII was Plus XII's observer at UNESCO meetings in Paris. There are important situa- tions that looked hopeless only a few years ago but have since righted. A capital instance is the bitter Belgian school con- troversy, now seemingly solved to the satisfaction of all parties and with the vindication of par- ental rights. This should teach us that an attitude of extreme pessimism is not more justified than a naive optimism. Jet-Age Mathematics Jesuit Priest's Forte Boston.- Jesuit Father Stan- ley J. Bezuszka of Boston Col- lege, who is streamlining math- ematics for the electronic calcu- later age, will conduct a year- long institute for high school teachers. Applications h a v e already Defeat Soviet Efforts to Stop UN Programs United Nations. ~ Soviet ef- forts to put an end to UN broad- casts across the Iron Curtain in Russian, Chinese and satellite languages were defeated by the determined stand of Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, backed by the United States. The position of the Russians was that the UN should stop trying to reach the people of the world directly and should instead channel its news through local facilities in each country. In Communist states this would mean through Red- controlled channels. The U.S. held that the Soviet's purpose was to hide from the people decisions taken by the vast majority of UN mera- bers. More Mothers depend on Fleloheres Castorla than any other laxative WHEN A LAXATIVE IS NEEDED to correct listless.T ness, tantrums, loss of appetite due to temporary constipation DO AS MOST MOTHERS DO for prompt, pleasantl natural-like relief without the griping and diarrhea harsh adult laxatives may bring GIVE GENTLE FLETCHER'S CASTORIA--the only nao tionally-recognized laxative specially made fo~ children's special needs. Chas. H. Fletcher--The Original and Genuine ONLY A CHILD'S LAXATIVE FULFILLS A CHILD'S NEEDS Extra Soft Extra Cushioning E~ctra Protective Adhesive Foot Paddin= Dr. Scholl's KUROTEX is a superior moleskin, yet costs no more. A wonderfully effective relief for corns, callouses, bunions, sore toes, heels, instep and wherever a shoe psinfully rubs or pinches. Flesh color. 15~, 35~, 45 and $1.00. At Drug, Shoe, Dept 5-10~ Stores and Dr. Scholl's Foot Comfort Shops. Jmf cut/t to the reded md A TECLE HAIMANOT Abba means father, and poor Father Haimanot way off in Eritrea must really be a father to all the children in his far- flung parish at Hebo. He must provide them with food and shelter, besides teaching them the catechism At present, he is in the direst need of a simple structure which win serve as school, dormitory, and dining room. There, he will be able to feed not only their Httle emaciated bodies, but especially their souls. $2,000 will build this monument to the living or the dead Will you memorialize a loved one and extend God's kingdom? THE LOVE OF GOD DILATES THE SOUL. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Let our zealous missionaries do your Christmas shopping. We have a very attractive GIFT CARD with pressed flowers from Bethlehem. Spiritualize your giving Have a MASS offered; give an ENROLLMENT: Individual $1; Family $5--a gift that lasts all year; or Perpetually, $20 Individual, $100 Family Or a Dollar-A- Month CLUB MEMBERSHIP. Or a STRINGLESS GIFT. Or one of the following: Mass Kit $100 Chalice $40 Vestments $50 Altar 75 Ciborium 40 Mass Book 25 Tabernacle 25 Monstrance 40 Stations 25 Sanctuary Lamp 15 Pyx 15 Altar Linens 15 OUR POOR MISSIONARIES WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO OFFER HOLY MASS FOR YOUR INTENTIONS. ARTISTIC CARDS. been received from about 35 public and parochial schools for GREEN GARDENS the course, which will be taught under a $193,100 grant from Sounds like a summer resort, but actually Green Gardens is a the National Science Founda- LEPER COLONY in India. This place is not popular; yet, self- tion sacrificing Priests, Sisters and Nurses see Christ in these ul. cerated, social outcasts Please keep them smiling with the wear- ing of the Green:--THE GREEN OF YOUR LEPER FUND Pope Honors Mary DOLLARS. OR?mY- jeorhyexxCxi?it h?2Zd FAIR-SHARE WHAT GOD HAS WITH YOU. the Blessed Virgin on the Feast ' of the Immaculate Conception ESCAPE THE TOMB '---.muY Pr-a-~n-g--la~e the c01umn-----= ~ ~zmmacu a* ~once men --re'e1 "We do not wholly die. what's best in us escapes the tomb." Piazza di ----'n^ P~--:~'-I How wonderful to live on even after death through the eternal Spa~ ~ k ~LJ~Ut~u . . Square). priesthood of an adopted son. Sennnarmns The ancient column, exca-MATTHEW and THOMASin India beg $600 rated in 1778, was dedicated each for six years' training. ADORATION Sept. 8, 1857, by Plus IX for NOVICE-SISTERS LUCILA and INFANTA use as the base for a monument require $300 each for two years' preparation. to the Dogma of the Immaculate They patiently, hopefully await your gen- Conception, which had been pro- erosity. You can pay, as you like. claimed three years before. Educators Discuss Personality Problems Chicago --The Rev. Sebastian Miklas, O.F.M. Cap secretary cf the Franciscan Educational Con- ference, gave a paper before the seventh national meet- ing of the Franciscan Teaching Sis- terhoods at Vi- terbo College, La Crosse, Wis. The paper was originally Roseburg, Ore. -- Knights of prepared by Father Alan Columbus in Oregon are calling ~. on the state's district attorneys Fr. Sebastian t~;ynn, O.F.M to support a program to rid of St. Bonaventure University, magazine racks of indecent liter-I St. Bonaventure, N. Y who died ature. Raymond J. Martin, chair-INov. 5. The subject was: "The man of the decent literatureJUnmaking of Man, Personality committee of the OregonlBreakdowns," and was delivered knights, called on all K. of C.lat the two-day sessions of the councils to put committees toJconference, devoted to "The work on the project. IMind of Modem Man." MAKE YOUR WILL HIS WILL. PLEASE REMEMBER THE GOOD LORD AND HIS NEAR EAST MISSIONS* IN YOUR LAST WILL. NOT TOYS BUT BREAD We all love the land of our birth. We all cherish the scenes of childhood. Don't you think that Our Blessed Lord, too, must have a soft spot in His Heart for Bethlehem and Nazareth? The PONTIFICAL MISSION FOR PALESTINE is striving to take care of the homeland of Christ and His Blessed Mother. Please give a TEN DOLLAR FOOD PACKAGE to some poor child in the Holy Land. MONSIGNOR RYAN NEEDS YOU! To show our gratitude, we will send you a beau- tiful HOLY LAND ROSARY. WHY NOT DO GOOD NOW WHILE YOU ARE STILL ALIVE? FRANCIS CARDINAL SPELLMAN, President Msgr. Peter P. Tuohy, Nat'l Sec'y Send all eommunlcat|ons to= CATHOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION 480 Lexington Avo. ot 46th St. New York 17, N.Y. L" .*.