1536 Logan Street Denver 3, Colorado
I Feb. 6, 1961 Prior to givii^ the general regulations on fast and
nence for the Archdiocese of Denver, special attention is di
rected to the following items:
1. Holy Saturday, April 1, 1961, is only a day of fast, not
2. December 23, 1961, (not December 24) is a day of fast and c o n
^ t e abstinence. . LENTEN REGULATIONS (IN FAST AND
To foster the spirit of penance and of reparation fod sin, to
encourage self-denial and mortification, and to guide her children
in the footsteps of Our Divine Savior, H o^ Mother Church imposes
hy law the observance of fast and abstinence.
In accordance with the provisions of Canon Law, as Thodi- fied
through the use of s p e ^ faculties granted by the Holy See, we
herewith puMlsh the following regulations:
dN ABSTINENCE Everyone over seven years of age is bound to observe
law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on
Wednesday, and the IHgil of the Immaculate Conception, and Dec. 23,
1961. On days of complete abstinence, meat or soup, or gravy made
from meat, may not be used at all.
Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednes days and
Saturdays, and on the Vigil of Pentecost On days of partial
abstinence, meat and soup, or gravy made from meat, may be taken
only once a day at the principal meal.
ON FAST Everyone over 21 and under 99 years of age is also
to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are the week days of
Lent, including Holy
Saturday, Ember Days, and the V i ^ of Pentecost the Im maculate
Conception and on Dec. 2 3 ,196t.
On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless
meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may- be taken according to
each one’s needs; but together they should not equal another full
meal. Meat may be taken at the principal m i^ on a day of fast
except on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, and the VigU of the Immaculate
Conception and on Dec. 23.
Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, includ ing
tnllir and fruit juices, are allowed.
When health or ability to work would be seriously af fected, the
law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, a
parish priest or confessor should be consulted.
We earnestly e d o r t the faithful during the periods of fast and
abstinence to attend daily Mass; to receive Holy Communion (rften;
to take part more frequently in exercises of piety; to give
generously to works of religion and charity; to perform acts of
kindness toward the sick, the aged, and the poor; to practice
voluntary self-depial, especially regard ing dcoholic drink and
woridly amusements; and .ta pray more fervently, particularly for
the intentions of the Holy Father.
fi. Urban J. Vehr Archbishop of Denver'J
Federal Aid to Students Called Lawful by Senator
With ashes on t h e i r brows, Catholics aU overj the world will
embark next Wednesday, Feb. IS, on a
i SoUna Bithop
To AddrMB Mm Bishop Frederick W. FieUng
of Salina, Kans., win speak at the breaUast to be sponsored by the
Knights of Coiumbus for the men of Denver and vicinity on Sunday,
The men wiU m e iv e Com- ^munion in the 8 a.m. Mass in the
Bishop David M. Maloney wiU celebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church
Colorado S p r i n g s , March 12, a t 8 a.m tor the men in the
Pike’s Peak area.
pilgrimage that will take t b ^ to the Mount of C^- vary ahd beyond
to the joys of Easter Sunday.
The day offlciaUy opens the 40-day period of fasting d n d
spiritual rejuvenation observed in commemoration of O u r Lord’s
fast in the desert.
Ash Wednesday is from a li turgical point of view one of the most
important days of the year. It begins Lapt, wherein Christians each
relive in the liturgical worship the mystery of man’s redemption, w
h i c h reaches its climax in the events of Holy Thursday and G o o
d Friday. SYMBOL OF REPENTANCE
The day will begin in most churches of the Denver Arch diocese
with the blessing a n d distribution of ashes.
In the old Law ashes were generally a symbolic expression of grief,
mourning, or repent ance. In the early Church the use of ashes had
a similar sig nificance and, with sackcloth, formed part of the
public pen ances. BLESSING OF ASHES
The blessing of ashes today is one of the great liturgical rites of
the year. It was originally instituted for public penitents, but is
now intended for all (Kristians, as Lent should be a time of
penance for all.
The priests’s exhortation when he puts the ashes on the fore head
of the faithful are a spur to put off "the old man’’ of sloth and
By Ray W h ite h ea d
Direct aid from Federal tax funds to the student attending a
private school is not unconstitutional, asserted Sen. Eugene J.
McCarthy of Minnesota in a Denver press interview. !
The interview followed a talk he gave to the Democratic Forum, a
group that meets every Monday for lunch eon and an address on
It is logical, he said, to make a distinction between aid .given to
' schools as such and aid given directly to stu dents. There Is no
reason for holding that direct aid to stud ents is aid to the
schools they attend. But, he added, the question
must be considered in its his torical and parctical
Glancing over a list of ques tions ranging from compromise in
politics to the moral caliber of the legislators in Washing-^ ton,
the Senator pointed out
Story on the Senator’s | talk at Loretto Heights Col- | lege will
be-found on an i inside page. |
that he had written a book cov ering ”iem ' all. Entitled Fron
tiers in American Democracy, it WM'published in 1960 by the World
A Congressman since 1948, he Impresses one as a true and in
telligent gentleman, and devoid of all brusqueness of manner.
Patient in answering ques tions, it being a sunny day in Denver,
he was spared the ex perience he had while being in terviewed by
another Register reporter in 1956. On that par ticular day it
snowed and the Register reporter became one of the few persons in
the United States to have his car pushed off the ice by a Con
gressman. Being a big man physically, as well as politi cally, the
Senator, helped by another companion, got the car “off aqua firma
in no time” in the reporter’s word.
Catholics, said the 44-year- old Senator, are now respond ing to
their responsibility of active participation in politics, but the
important thing, he asserted, is the nature of the response and the
partici pation. Asked whether many weighty
moral problems arise from day to day in the life of the law maker,
he replied that the over whelming majority of problems fall into
the category of practi cal political decisions of deter mining
what is best for the country. Very few tough moral problems
Politics, he said, in response to a question on the m o r a i (Turn
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Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy
Pilgrimage of Penance ber, man, that thou art dust. and unto dust
thou shall re-
blessing suggest' s u i t a b l e thoughts for the opening of Lent:
“Almighty and everlast ing God, spare the penitent. . . bless
these ashes that t h e y may be a remedy to all who
invoke Thy Name . . . . 0 God, who.desirest not the death but the
conversion of sinners, look
T h e-ttc ien t prayers,of thej*j»«^ly uPon our human traility . .
. and bless these ashes, so that we, who know ourselves to be but
ashes . , . and that we must return to dust, may de serve to
obtain pardon and the
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Horties, Jobs Must Be Found
New homes and jobs will have to be found throughout the coun try
for the exiles from Castro’s Cuba-, according to Monsignor Elmer J.
Kolka, archdiocesan director of Catholic Charities.
“I am confident,” he said ^hat the Catholics of the Arch
diocese of Denver will do their part in helping these unfortunate
people, driven from their home land by tyranny and persecu
‘The Church in Miami is do ing a marvelous job in helping the
exiles,” Monsignor Kolka re ported upon his return from the
National Resettlement Con ference for Cuban Refugees held in the
Florida resort city.
“But there are at least 50,- 000 fugitives from the Castro regime
in the Miami area. Most of them have no jobs and no hope of finding
one. ’The Miami Diocese cannot be expected to carry the ioad in
Bishop Coleman Carroll of Miami, Monsignor Kolka re
ports, had the foresight to see the problem coming and set up a
Spanish Catholic Center to deal with it before the vast in flux of
refugees started pouring in. To staff it. Bishop Carroll invited a
number of Dominican nuns who had served in Cuba and four Spanish
priests, all of whom are bilingual.
The cehter distributes food, tries to find employment for the
refugees, and, when they need it, supplies them with cloth ing
provided by Catholics in the annual Bishops' Thanksgiving
Most of the exiles. Monsignor Kolka says, are professional peo
ple—doctors, lawyers, and .busi nessmen and 90 per cent of them
They'all have an intense feel ing of self-respect.
“Most of them,” he declar ed, “did not come to the dio cesan
center or the public authorities for aid when they arrived in the
Miami area. They tried to get along them-
3 Colo. Springs Churches Burglariz^ in One Night
G(xil of Burse Nears With Donations of $72
The SL Jude Burse moved within less than $500 of its 96.000 goal
this Week with donations totaling |72. .The fund for the education
of future priests for the Archdiocese of Denver has reached the sum
’Two parishes sent in additional payments on their own seminar ian
burses: Sacred Heart of Mary Parish, S. Boulder. 961.93; SL
Joseph’s Parish, Golden, $100.
Denver donors to the St. Jude Burse included: Mrs. E. L McC., 95;
D.V.Z., 930; L.M., 91; pe titioner, 91; Mrs. M.M.R., 91; M.C., 99;
J.H., 92; L.E., 92;
Mrs. L.E.M., in thanksgiving, 95; A.R.B., 91; and Mrs. E.H.,
Out-of-town contributions were received from Mrs. C.A.L., Colo
rado Springs, 92; Anonymous, Akron, 910, in thanksgiving; Mr. and
Mrs. B.E.M., Colorado Springs, 95; P.M.K., Colorado Springs, 95;
and Anonymous, Golden, 95.
Donations to the seminary burse should be sent to the Most Rev.
Urban J. Vehr, Arch bishop of Denver, Chancery Of fice, 1536
Logan Street, Denver 3, Cq]o.
Library-Auditory m, Residence Hall to Be Built Ground breaking for
the May a near-economic figure, one that
Bonfils Library and Auditorium justifies the addition of th e as
well as for a new residence hall at Loretto Heights College,
Denver, is set for Tuesday aft ernoon, feb. 14, at 4 p.m.
The May Bonfils Stanton gift makes possible the beginning of the
library auditorium complex.
A communique froip Ft. Worth, Tex., this week reveals, “On Jan. 25,
1961, the Housing and Home Finance Agency ^re served funds in the
amount of 9 1 ,200,000 to finance the con struction of housing
facilities for 250 women students under your application.
The new residence hall to be built on the north campus near Marian
Hall will be the sec ond residence hall built at the Heights under
the “Housing and Home Finance 40-Year Self Liq uidating Finance
The authorization of the loan announced to Sister Frances Marie,
president of Loretto Heights College, carried the ad ded
information: “This action was based only on the elegibil- ity of
Loretto Heights College as an institution of higher learn ing and
the need for the facili ties.”
The need of the facilities. Sis ter Frances Maries explains, is
relative to the building program Loretto has already announced in
the plans for the May Bon fils Library and Auditorium.
Loretto is forced to turn away resident students each year be
cause of the limited housing, the nun said.
The increase in enrollment that the new residence w i l l make
possible will bring the college population closer to
9 ,000,000 building program plan, ned for the south end of the Lor
etto Heights campus.
At the ceremonies Feb. 14, Archbishop Urban J. Vehr, D.D., will
preside. Joseph Craven, le gal consultant for the college, will
give the principai address
at the 4 p.m. convocation. Tom Tierney, executive vice presi dent,
of Colorado Hospital Ser vice, and chaihnan of Loretto's Board of
Trustees, will be the master of ceremonies.
Seniors in cap and gown will form an honor guard for the Board of
trustees and other dig'-
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’Three churches were burglar ized in Colorado Springs during the
night of Feb. 5. They were St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart, and Corpus
At Sacred Heart, the thieves broke into the church through a small
side window. They pried two cast iron poor boxes and a cast iron
vigil stand from the floor and carried them off. They escaped by
taking the lock off an alley door.
Loss was estimated at 9300 by Father Nicholas Tanaskovic, O.M.I.,
pastor. Insurance will cover the loss.
At Corpus Christi Parish it is thought the thieves entered the
church during the early morn ing hours. There were no signs of
forceable entry, though con siderable damage was done to vestment
cases, doors, a n d locks in an unsuccessful search for loot.
According to Monsignor Rob ert Hoffman, pastor of St. Mary’s
Parish, the burglary at tempt at his church evidently
took place in the early evening hours before the church' was locked
for the night. Outside of damage to the poor box and the vigil
light stand. Monsignor Hoff^man estimated the loss at little more
than 92 or 93 since both the poor box and vigil stand are emptied
several times during the week.
Since the beginning of the year, two Denver parishes also
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selves or they went to rela tives for aid.”
One reason for this reluctance, Monsignor Kolka added, was the
presence of many Castro agents in the area. The exiles a r e afraid
to let their presence in the UJS. be known because,of possible
reprisals on their rel atives in Cuba.
Another factor complicating the work of Church and muni cipal
officials in the Miami area is the presence of large num bers -of
children whose parents are still in Cuba.
“The Cubans believe,” Mon signor Kolka says, “that Cas tro plans
to take all children from six to 15 away from their parents and
send them away to government schools Yor in doctrination. Rather
than let this happen many parente have sent their chiidren to tite
U.S.” # ^ More than !half ‘of the- fugi
tives who have come to the United States have remained in the Miami
area, -because (hey hoped soon to be able to return to their
“But now they are beginning to face the reality that they cannot
stay in Florida until Castro is overthrown,” Mon- signor KMka
reports. One obstacle was removed
when President Kennedy sent a message to the Resettlement
Conference promising govern ment help to repatridte the Cu bans,
when conditions make that possible,' no matter in what part of the
U.S. they are staying.
“This promise,” -said Monsig nor Kolka, “made them more willjpg to
resettle in other parts of the country.” •The first steps for the
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Archbishop to Confer Awards for-Scouting
This Sunday is Catholic Scout Sunday.
One hundred twenty-five Cub S c 0 u t's, Boy Scouts, a n d Explorer
I Scouts will be honored at ceremonies in the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception at 4 p.m.
Archbishop Urban J. V e h r
The four Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul who staff Most
Precious Blood School are shown with • Archbishop Urban J. Vehr and
Father Donohoe, C.M., pastor, following the blessing of the convent
and school addition Feb. 1. They are, left to right. Sister Irene,
Sister Clothilda, Sister Terese, prin-
Dedicatioa at Preeioui Blood (See additional stories and pictures
on pages 10 and 11)
cipal; and Sister Loyola. The four sisters belong, to the world’s
largest religious contununity of women, numbering some 50,000,
founded by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac in France
Christian Days of Rural Living to S
will present awards to 84 win ners of the Boy Scout Ad Al- tare
Dei honor and to five Ex plorer Scouts who have quali fied for
the New Pope Pius XII plaque. PARVULI DEI AWARDS
The Parvuli Dei awards for 36 Cub Scouts will be blessed by the
Archbishop and then pre sented at later, ceremonies in the
recipients’ churches by their pastors.
Invitations have gone out to government officials, scout ex
ecutives, school authorities, and special -guests.
The ceremonies begin with a parade that will leave the Cath edral
gymnasium at 3:45 p.m. and proceed to the Cathedral. The parade
will be led by the Explorer Scout color guard from St. Mary
Magdalene’s Church, who will be followed by a mas sed formation of
Explorer Scouts from all units.
Members of the John Reddin G e n e r a l Assembly of t h e Knights
of Columbus, in f u l l regalia, will precede a mas sed colo^
guard [of American and unit flags.
They will be followed in the parade by the Ad Altare Dei award
winners, the Pope Pius X n awardees, the C ib Packs, and Boy Scout
The parading individuals will occupy the entire center sec tion of
the Cathedral, with seat ing for families and friends re served
in both side sections. FATHER ROBERT NEVAN8
Father Robert V. Nevans, pas tor of St. Peter’s Churdi in Greeley
and dean of the Greeley,
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A procession ol four men carrying bowls of different types of seed
to the sanctuary to be blessed will be part of opening ceremonies
at each of the two Days of Christian Rural Living in the Denver
The days will be held at St. John the Evangelist’s Parish,
Yuma, Feb. 21 and at Sacred Heart Parish, Roggen, Feb. 22.
To show the joy and love of family and home, wedding rings carried
on pillows to th e . sanctuary by a boy and a girl dressed in their
First Com munion outfits will be blessed.
To signify the “Gifts of Re
demption,” three men w i l l carry to the sanctuary a sta tue of
the Infant of Prague, a crucifix, and a family Bible. The blessing
and the prayers will be read aloud.
After Benediction and the prayer to St. Isidore, patron of farmers,
the envelopes con taining soil and seeds brought
by those attending will be blessed. The owner's name will be
written on the enve lopes.
To close the day. after the blessing of the soil and seeds, those
attending will march in procession to the churchyard for the
blessing of the trac-
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Homes and Jobs Are Needed for Cuba Refugees
fContmued from Pagt One) settlement of the exiles are now being
taken by the NCWC-Cath- olic Relief Sei^ces, Monsignor Kolka
reported. Dmsiers are being prepared on the Cubans containing
information on their education, occupational abilities, and so
forth. This information can then be used to locOm the most likely
section of the coua- try for resettlement and to help them find
jobs when they get there.
"When exiles come to the Denver Archdiocese,’’ Monsignoi Kolka
said, “We will want fb find them employment suitable to their
abilities. They are an*
'xious to help themselves and are willing to take any kind of job,
bat we will not be looking for "positions as domestics (or them.
’Ibey are capable, ta lent ed people, and we want to take advantage
of their ability.’’
Eugene Istomin to Play In Concert at Heights
Eugene Istomin will present I the fifth concert of the 1960-61 May
Bonfils Stanton Annual Concert S e r i e s at Loretto Heights
College on Monday ev ening, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.
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F o n i l h i r e
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2141 So. Broadway SUennan 4-27M
, Acknowledged as one of our greatest pianists by Pablo Ca sals,
Istomin is American born and trained. His program at Loretto will
"Fantasia, Opus 77,’’ . . Beethoven; “Sonata in F-Sharp Major,
Opus, 78’’ . . . Beetho ven; “Sonata in C-Sharp Min or’’ (quasi
fantasia) Opus 27, No. 2,’’ . . . Beethoven; “Noc turne” and
“Impromptu” . . Chopin; and “Gaspard de la Nuit,” . . .
L b i b m a n . T b B o c k h o r s t d C o .
GERARD R. TiBOCKHORSI, CKU
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Sister Katherine Therese, chairman of the music depart ment at the
Heights, wilt be the hostess for Istomin w i t h students Pat
Gagliardi, Jane Zengeler, and Char Blair.
The public is invited to at tend the concert, which will be held
in Machebeuf Hall on the Loretto campus. There is no ad
Three Churches Are Burglarized la One Hight
(Continued from Page One) have been looted. On 3 two armed robbers
held uV* the staff of St. Anthony’s Pahsh Credit Union and escaped
with $1,240 in cash and blank money orders. Last Jan. 15 thieves
broke into .the basement office of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and
escaped with an estimated $1,000.
Police officials were reluctant to give any specific reasons for
the rash of church burglaries in the area outside of the fact that
churches appear to be e^isy marks for petty thieves because of the
lack of protection equip ment such as alarm systems. They stated,
however, that the looting of poor boxes and the like has always
been a common problem.
Mardi Gras for Nuns According to the calendar,
Lent will begin this year on Wednesday, Feb. IS. In order that the
sisters might be strengthened for the 40 days ahead, a motion
picture will be shown at St. Thomas’ Seminary Sqtarday, Feb. 11, at
2 pjn. Non-Caloric — but stimulating — refreshments will be
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nitaries as they approach the stage in Machebeuf Hall where the
major ceremonies will take place.
Mary St. Peter, president of the student body wili make a special
presentation to M r s May Bonfils Stanton wjiose gift made the
ground breaking for
the auditorium possible on the same day as that of the li
Mr s . Donald MacHendrie, president of the Loretto Heights College
Alumnae; Mrs. William Eariy, president of the Loretto Guild; and
William Barnes, na tional chairman of the Parents Development
Committee, will participate in the ground-break ing portion of the
Representing Go v . Stephen McNichols w i 1) be Judge Ed ward Day.
Judge Gerald McAul iff will represent Mayor Richard
Don Brown, director of the Parent Development Porgram at Loretto,
is co-ordinator of the day. Invited to the festivities in addition
to those mentioned above are the wives of t h e
Federal Aid Lawful Says Senator (Continued from Page One)
caliber of the men in Wash ington, reflect, like most other
fields, the general condition of the entire society. There could be
an improvement, he added. In scrutinizing the politicai
scene, there is, he cautioned, a distinction to be made a b o u t
compromises. Compromises of moral principles are, of course, not to
be condoned. But most compromises are concessions in practical
lawmaking, he pointed out, and involve no questions of throwing
A member of Congress since his election to the House of
Representatives in 1948, he was a college professor for e i g h t
years at St. John’s University, CoUegeville, and the College of St.
Thomas, St. Paul, both in Minnesota. He is a Knight of Columbus and
Catholic Fores ter, and was awarded the Car dinal Newman Medal in
Millions of Americans s a w
him nominate Adlai Stevenson ition in what is considered the as a
caildidate for President at most stirring appeal of the the
Democratic national con- event.
Lent Pilgrimage Of Penance to Calvary
R. Pful Norm
A. J. Conlglio Via titxo Paul T. Wllkia
The great responsibility placed in us by the families we serve is a
tribute we constantly strive to merit.
Our Catholic staff, the largest, most experienced mortuary staff in
the region, is ever mindful of this responsibility.
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Archbishop Vehr in a letter to the priests of the archdiocese urges
Lenten devotions on Wednesday and Friday after noons or evenings,
or an eve-
300 Seniors To Tour Regis On Feb. 20 Seniors from parochial
public high schools in the Den ver area will be the guests of
Regis College at a special Col lege day on the Regis Camp'is on
Monday, Feb. 20.
Included on the program will be briefing sessions on the col lege,
and its programs, coun seling, a campus tour and swim ming in the
new fieldhouse pool, dinner, and reserved seats at the Regis vs.
Creighton Uni versity basketball tame.
John V. Coyne, assistant dean and director of admissions, said male
high school seniors who did not receive an invitation may make a
reservation through Coyne’s office anytime before February
The program, which could draw as many as 300 high school students,
will begin with a brief ing session in the Student Cen ter dining
room at 3:30 p.m.
Campus tours, with students from the Denver Club as guides, will
follow counseling sessions in the general areas\ of liberal arts,
commerce and finance, and science. Faculty members will conduct
The campus tours will end in the new Regis Fieldhouse where the
pool will be reserved lor the high school groups.
Dinner will be served in the Regis Student Center at 6:30 p.m., and
speciai sections have been reserved, at the Regis- Creighton
basketball game in the fieldhouse in the evening.
ning Mass with some devotions Holy Mass may be celebrated
on the evening of two days each week in the Lenten season, the
Priests should “try to reach by personal visit, or in some
effective way,” the indifferent and careless Catholics of t h e
parish to induce them to re ceive the sacraments and make their
peace with God.
Parishioners should be en couraged to Invite their non- Catholic
friends and their Cath olic acquaintances who may be careless in
the practice of their religion to the Lenten services.
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Deanery, will be the principal speaker.
Following Father Nevans’ ad dress. Father Barry Wogan, archdiopesan
s c o u t chaplain, will give an explanation of the Catholic scout
awards to be pre sented by the Archbishop.
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament wijl con clude the
ceremonies, after which the assembled scouters will march from the
.Cathedral. JOHN J. SULLIVAN
John J. Sullivan is the chair man of the Catholic Archdio cesan
Committee of the Boy Scouts, and Albert Towner, Jr., served as
general chairman of the Scout Sunday program.
The following men served on the Catholic Scouting Commit tee: R o
b e r t Keating, Gene Steinke, Pete Van Woensel, Ed ward A.
Jersln, Frank Phil lips, Frank Cuba, Medford Shiv ely, Leo
Kraemer, John Porch, Andrew J. Martelon, the Rev. Charles Jones,
the Rev. Barry Wogan, George Haberkom, Ed ward B. Stolte, apd
Days of Rural Living The final arrangements have been made for the
Days of Christian Rural Living in the Archdiocese of Denver. The
days will be held in Yuma on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and in Roggen on
Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The order of the day is as follows: 10 a.m.—All assemble in the
church, and Father Roy Figlino,
archdiocesan director for rur'kl life, will explain the day and
start the opening prayers.
10:05 a.m.—Four men will enter the church in procession carrying
bowls of different,types of seed. They will place the bowls on a
table in the sanctuary where the priest will bless them.
10:10 a.m.—Father John George Weber, executive secretary of the
National Catholic Rural Life Conference, will give the first
10:40 a.m.—A little boy and girl, dressed in their First Com
munion outfits, preceded by two altar boys carrying holy water and
marriage ritual, will march into the sanctuary. The little girl
will carry wedding rings on a pillow. The priest then blesses the
wedding rings to show the joy and love of family and home.
10:50 am .—Second conference by Father Weber, on “The Joy and Love
of Family and Home.”
11:20 a.m.—Signifying “The Gifts of Redemption,” three men will
march in procession to the sanctuary carrying a statue of the
Infant of Prague, a crucifix, and a family Bible. They will place
these items on the table in the sanctuary. The priest reads the
blessing and the prayers aloud.
11:80 a.m.—Mass, sermon, and Communion. 12:30 p.m.—Lunch 1:30
p.m.—General assembly and question period. 2:30 p.m.—Benediction of
the Blessed Sacrament, prayer to
St. Isidore, patron of farmers, and the blessing of the soil and
2:50 p.m.—Procesion by all to the church yard for the blessing of
the tractors, farm implements, and farm animals. This will close
the Day of Christian Rural Living.
trustees, the board of ambas sadors and their wives, all par
ents, alumnae and other friends and supporters of the college’s
The college ensemble under
the direction of Horace Davis will sing “Ciimb Every Moun tain”
from the Sound of Music and Mosart's I’Alleluia." T h e student
body will sing an open ing and closing chorus.
LENTEN READING Th e Last Hours of Jesus'
by RALPH GORMAN, C.P.
“TO CALVARY W ITH CHRIST” By Rev. Harold A. Buetow
“A DAILY THOUGHT FOR LENT” By Rev. Charles M. Herbst
“ TH E MAN-GOD ON CALVARY” By Paul J. Eisner
“WORDS FROM TH E CROSS” By Rev. Christopher Rengers, O^JM.
“W ITNESS TO GOD” By Leonard Johnston
“APPROACH TO CALVARY” By lu b e rt Van Zeller, OJS3.
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At Dedication Archbishop Urban J. Vehr is shown here
shortly after the dedication of the new addi tion' to Precious
Blood School, Denver. On the Archbishop’s 4eft is Father John
C.M., pastor of Precious Blood Parish, and to the right of
Archbishop Vehr is Father Roy Figiino, pastor of St. Augustine’s
Sophomores to Attend School On T roijble-Fre e Driving'
“How to Stay out of Trouble in an Automboile" w i l l be the theme
of the second an nual D r i v e r Improvement School to be held
for sopho mores in Denver Catholic high schools at 8:45 a.m.,
Monday, Feb. 13, in the Wyer Auditorium of the D e n v e r Public
Library, 14th Avenue and Broadway.
some 400 students are ex pected to attend the all-day sessions,
according to Officer Joe Hale of the Denver Po lice Department
safety educa tion unit, who is making ar rangements for the
' Under the direction of Judge Sherman Finesilver of the Den ver
Municipal Court, the school will feature lectures on subjects
ranging all the way from the importance of traffic signs and
directions on driving on ice and snow to the effects of alcohol on
driving and the provisions of hit and run laws. •
One of three films to be shown is on “Freeway Driving” most
Colorado drivers know little about. “I wish,” he said, “about 75
per cent of the driv ers on the Valley H i g h w a y could see the
Among the state and munici pal officials and safety experts who
will take part in the school are John Schooley, manager of safety;
Division Chief Clifford Stanley of the Denver Police Department, a
member of Ca thedral Parish;
Attorney General Duke Dun-
, The first meeting of the Rocky Mountain Regional Society of
'Catholic College Teachers of Sacred Doctrine was held Jan. 27-28
at St. Michael’s College in Santa Fe, N. Mex. Attending the
conference from the Den ver area were the Rev. Dominic Brady,
O.P., and Sister Fran cis de Sales, S.L., both instruc tors of
theology at L o r e t t o Heights College, Denver.
Father Brady discussed the nature of the Church, in the col lege
sacred doctrine courses with emphasis on the mystery of the
Mystical, Body and inte gration with grace and the sac
Sister Francis de Sales spoke of the liturgical positions of the
Oriental Churches in relation to Rome and their importance to the
teacher of college doctrine. Speakers from St. Michael’s College
and St. Joseph’s Col lege, Albuquerque, also ad dressed the
meeting concerning other aspects of teaching sac red doctrine
The Rev. Arthur Kinsella, O..P, from St. Michael’s Col lege spoke
on the value of an honor society as an incentive to improvement in
the curricula and teaching of religion and better scholarship on
the part of students. Recently Father Kinsella was on the Loretto
Heights campus discussing plans concerning the National Federa
tion of Catholic College Students
Forty Hours' Devotion
QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY Denver, Annunciation Denver, Convent of the
Shepherd Denver, Regis College Denver, St. Vincent Orphan
age Englewood, St. Louis’ Akron, St. Joseph’s LeadvUle, St.
with students from L o r e t t o Heights and Regis Colleges.
The purpose of the organiza tional meeting was to discuss and
outline topics to be pre sented at the national meeting of the
Society of Catholic Col lege Teachers of Sacred Doc trine during
Easter week, in Boston, Mass. Sister Francis de Sales will attend
this meeting and will be chairman of one of the discussion
bar; Chief Gilbert R. Carrel of the State Highway Patrol, Jack
Bruce, Denver traffic safety manager, and Municipal Judge Gerald
McAuliffe, a member of Christ the King Parish.
The sessions of the school will last for an entire school day from
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with an intermission for lunch from noon to
1:15 p.m. More than 9,000 persons have
attended sessions of the Denver Driver Improvement S c h o o l
since its founding in 1959. Ex perienced drivers as well as be
ginners have come to the classes, and sessions have been conducted
for teen-agers, mili tary personnel, traffic violators new
residents of the state, and persons with language difficul ties. A
special class has even been established for the deaf.
The school has won national recognition for its interesting and
thought - provoking manner of presentation. Although it oP' erates
without a budget, t h e school has acquired an imposing list of
glyphic demonstrations and visual aids to supplement the
Safety seminars under the di rection of the faculty of t h e
school have been presented throughout the state, at the Air Force
Academy, at Lowry Air Force Base, at the Federal Cor rectional
Institution, and at pa rochial and public high schools in all
parts of Colorado.
Silver Tea Is Planned At St. Andrew Seminary At the silver tea at
drew Avellino Seminary, Den ver, on Friday, Feb. 10, one of the
honor guests will be the Rev. Raymond Lopez, C.R.
Father Lopez, dean of stu dents at St. Andrew’s, is a wide-
Rev. Raymond Lopez, C. R.
ly known entomologist and ex pert in languages. He has been a
guest lecturer in both fields at Loretto Heights College. Born in
Navarra, Spain, in 1932, Fa
ther Lopez was ordained at the Theatine Fathers Seminary in Palma,
Majorca, in late 1956.
He came to the United States in March, 1959, and has been stationed
at St. Andrew's since. One of six boys. Father Ray mond has a
brother studying for the priesthood, also in the Theatine Seminary
Those in the Denver area in terested in the Theatine Fathers and
their work are cordially in vited to the Silver tea to meet Father
Francis Colom, C.R., and Father Lopez and see the seminary
building. The tea will be held from 2 until 5 p.m., at the
seminary, 11050 S. Birch Those who w i^ transportation from East
Mississippi Avenue and either South Colorado Boule vard or South
Harrison Street are asked to call SK. 6-6652 be fore boarding
either the No. 5 or the Colorado Boulevard bus, and a car will take
them from these points to the seminary.
The February meeting of the Friends of St. Andrew's will be held on
Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. Following a brief business
meeting. Father Fran cis Colom will show color slides of Spain and
Mexico. Re freshments will be served, and all are invited to attend
this special Mardi Gras meeting.
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Democracy Faces Test, Says Senator Democracy as an ideology
and also as it exists in actual government is today being subjected
to its most difficult test—the test of its power to meet the
demands of cold war and of uncertain peace.
This was the seed of thought left by Sen. Eugene J. Mc Carthy of
Minnesota in a lec ture at Loretto Heights Col lege, Denver, Feb.
The test of democracy, he said, is to win voluntary and
understanding acceptance by the great majority of those ideas that
are true, those ac tions that are good, and those things that are
“This is the genuine con sensus,” said the Congress man,
considered one of the most brilliant lawmakers in the nation's
capital, “a con sensus which is . based not upon a vague feeling
of unity or the yielding of one’s own position for the sake of
unity, but rather upon a reason^ progress to a common under
standing and common objec tive and common achieve ment.”
But there are many and great obstacles to the achieve ment of such
a consensus, he pointed out. “There is the ob stacle of language
involving confusion of i^eanlng and of definition. The debasement
of words through inflation and deflation of the meaning is at
least as serious as the debase ment of money.
“There is the obstacle of subjectivism and of self-asser tion.
There is the obstacle of distraction, which arises from accepting
that one's responsi bility is simply to pass judg ment upon the
world rather than to attempt to understand it and to save it,
thereby avoiding the difficult task of passing judgment upon men
and events and movements in historical context.”
In the face of the challenge to democracy posed by the cold war,
noted McCarthy, there has been great concern in the United States
to deter mine the goals of the nation, “a process in which aii of
the peopie must participate either actively or passively.”
But the responsibility for participation “rests primarily upon
those who have some power in forming the mind and the will of the
people- newspapermen, men of let ters, commentators, scholars,
philosophers, a n d theolo gians.”
The problem of determining goals, added the Senator, "seems doubly
difficult in the modem world. Goals propos ed are ofteh
conflicting and s o m e t i m e s contradictory. There are those
that appeal to the intellect and to the spir it and those that
promise pleasure and comfort. There
are those that stir man to creative effort and those that suggest
passive participation. There are goals proppsed which emphasize
security and those that call for sacrifice.”
There is a tendency in the age of technology and of acti vism, he
asserted, to discount the influence of ideas, but “ideas do have
“The ideas of economists and political philosophers,” he quoted
Lord Keynes, “both when they are right and when they are wrong, are
powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by
little else. Prac tical men who believe them selves to be quite
exempt from any intellectual influ ences a reusually slaves of
some defunct economist. Mad men in authority, who hear voices in
the air, are distilling their ftenzy from some aca demic scribbler
of a few years back.”
In medieval times, he point ed out, the studium, composed of those
who were supposed
iiiiiiliiiittii i iiM
to reflect upon the meaning of life and the movement of his tory,
were placed between the pebple and the centers of pow er of that
time primarily to protect the people from error and also to protect
them from exploitation and abuses.
Today, said the lawmaker, this role must he carried out by persons
and institutions whose status is not so clearly defined as it was
in medieval times, but the duty and need are, nonetheless,
Escorts for Senotor Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota who
delivered the opening address for the Laure- tanum Lectures at
Loretto Heights College on Feb. 6 is shown with the two collegians
served as his escorts. Carol Conley (left) is from Denver and Ann
Thulemeyer (right) is from La Junta.
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Telephone, Keystone 4-4205 Thurtdoy, February 9, 1961
No Doubt About Virgin Birth
T h er e m ay be a t em pta t io n for some Cath olics to sit back
all too complacently when doc- \
trinal disputes rend some of the Protestaht groups. 1 Such
disputes, to Catholics, are an inevitable result of separation from
the Church which speaks with an in fallible teaching voice. They
point out that the only true road to Clnistian unity in doctrinal
matters must lead back to the Vicar of Christ.
But it is perhaps even more important for Cath olics to understand
the issues involved, and for them to be “ready always with an
answer,” as SL Peter has urged, “to everyone who asks a reason for
the hope that is in you” (I Peter iii, 15)., Such an instance is
the current furor over the statement of the Episcopal Bishop of
California, the Rt. Rev. James A. Pike, that
. there is doubt as to the virgin birth of Jesus. Even within his
own Chuiiph, Bishop Pike has been accused of heresy by a large,
group, generally the “Anglo Cath ode” or “High Church”
THE VIRGIN BIRTH of Christ is among the most ancient of Christian
teachings. Thus, in the first cen tury, S t Justin dften repeats
that Christ was born “of a virgin,” and St. Irenaeus not only
asserts the same thing, but declares that it is in ttie rule of
faith and must, be believ^ by all. ’ >
Tlie belief is firmly rooted in the Gospels. St. Luke (i, 26 seq.)
relates that the Blessed Vmgin re-
i)lied to the angel who announced that she was about 0 give birth
to the Son of the Most High: “How shall
this happenf since I do not know man?” But the angel replied: “liie
Holy Spirit Shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High
shall’ overshadow thee.” St. Matthew relates (i, 18 seq.) that the
angel said to
2 Joseph, who was minded to put away his pregnant , bride: “Do not
be afraid, Joseph, son of David, to take .
to thee Mary thy wife, for this which is begotten in her is of the
Holy Spirit.”, St. Matthew, moreover, applies to the birth of Jesus
the prophecy of Isaias: “ ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son; and they shall call His name
Emmanuel,’ which is, interpreted, ‘God with us’ ” (Matt, i,
ALLEGATIONS APPEARING in the public press that the portions of Luke
and Matthew pertaining to the virgin birth are later insertions in
the text are simply answered: “There is no manuscript
.fo r the suggestion” (Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, p.
940). The giving of Joseph’s genealogy as that Of thO Infant is
simply following the custom of the tinie., Biblical reference to
Joseph as the father of Jesus simply indicates that Re was His
That Mark, thought by many to be the author of the earliest Gospel,
does not mention the virgin birth of Jesus proves nothing. As a
matter of fact, Mark does not mention the birth of Jesus at all,
but begins His Gosj^l with the ministry of John the Baptist and the
public; life of Jesus. Yet from this we would scarcely infer that
.Mark is denying that Jesus was born. Mark, closely associated with
St. Peter, was writing His Gos-
61 to p ^ e rv e the. teachings of St. Peter for the omans to whom
he had preached. He was writing for
an audience, whieh already believed in the Divinity of Jesus, and,
we may assume. His virgin birth. He chose to relate those incidents
in the public life of Jesus that would be ''most impressive to a
formerly pagan audience, such as the Romans.
THE VIRGIN BIRTH of Jesus was called into question in modem times
by rationalists who refused to admit anything miraculous in the
Gospels. They therefore deny ^ .v i r g in birth, and the miracles
of Jesus, and then search about for something to back up. their
stand. The reasonings they come up with are often out of this
Denial of the ^ g in . birth of Jesus would d^trpy one of the
foundation stones of Christianity and would lead, as a corollary,
to denial of the Divinity of Christ. It is one of the most firmly
bolstered truths of the Church, both in Scripture and Tradition,
and to deny it m h ld be in effect to deny the validity of all
' tiaii teaching. . » \2. —Msgr, John B. Ebel
S u m m it Meetihgi 1961
Tottering Steps Toward Unity
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are living better and longer than ever. What .hap p e n ^ to the
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This might come under the heading of believe it or not: Wort: is a
“normal way of
life” and is physically and emotionally good for one. This is the
conclusion of Dr. Lewis A. Levitt of Baylor University down Texas
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Denver Catholic Register
By Ed Smith
ONE OF THE MOST HOPEFUL SIGNS for
the revival of Christianity in the world today is the wide spread
long ing—and even vigorous action—among both Catholics and
Protestants to fulfill Christ’s prophecy that ‘‘There shall be one
fold and one Shepherd.”
The Protestant efforts to re store the unity of the early Church
have not always met with overwhelming joy from Catholics. Many
Tiave felt that movements such as the World C o u n c i l of
Churches, in spite of its own declarations to the contrary, are apt
to produce only a su perficial union of good fellow ship
varnished over a com plete lack of agreement on fundamental dogmas
of Chris tianity.
The fact that the efforts are taking place at all, however, is the
first really hopeful sign for a return to the ancient faith since
the time of the Reformation.
THE LATEST OF THESE Wotestant proposals on behalf of unity was made
in Decem ber by Dr.' Eugene Carsoh Blake and loudly seconded by
Episcopalian Bishop James A. Pike. Dr. Blake’s plan was for a union
of the Presby terian, Methodist, U n i t e d Church of Christ, and
Episco palian churches in the U.S.
Why this proposal met with mixed reactions—even among the
Protestants to whom it was addressed — is obvious from the outcome
of a similar plan in India upon which Dr. Blake's suggestion was
admit tedly based.
In 1952, after more than 50 years of preparation, the Anglican,
Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian denominations in
South India merged to form one organiza tion known as the Church
of South India.
THE AGREEMENT that made this merger possible re veals some of the
dangers as well as some of the strertgths that accompany all
Protestant efforts at reunion.
Besides accepting the Bible as a decisive standard of faith, the
CSI required belief in the
. articles of the A p o stle s’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. There
are, however, many ar ticles of belief held by the dif
ferent uniting bodies that were not mentioned—many of them_because
no agreement had been reached upon them. About these the CSI merely
expressed the pious hope that these disagreements would eventually
Belief is reqwred in only two sacraments,''BaptisiQ and the Lord’s
Supper—and even on the manner of the presence of Christ in the
Eucharist the constitution is purposely vague. Belief in other
sacra ments is permitted, and pro- cedut'es are given for the ad
ministration of some of these sacraments if the ministers wish to
ONE OF THE STRONGEST ’ points in the constitution of the
CSI is the emphasis upon Bishops. Some of the uniUng denominations
were histori cally opposed (0 any sort of hierarchy, and their
accep tance of the necessity of such an institution is a real step
forward in the direction of Catholic truth.
The catch is that the CSI ex plicitly says that its members are
free to believe whatever they wish about the nature and authority
of the episcopacy. Thus in the ssftne church there are members who
believe in Bishops as the successors of the Apostles with the power
to rule and to invest ministers with the power of a real priest
hood, and others who think of them as only ceremonial fig
IN A WAY, TO CATHOLICS the dispute is inconsequential, since the
Church has declared the orders of even Anglican Bishops as invalid.
To the members of the CSI, however, the disagreement means a good
Some Anglicans, for in stance, think their Bishops have valid
oMers in the Cath olic sense and can, in ordina-
By Joseph P. Kiefer
P e r h a p s n o p r e s i d e n t e v e r suffered harsher
criticism during his
tenure of office than Abraham Lincoln. Newspaper editors ridiculed
his ungraceful man ners, his drawling speech, and his lack of
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No Room for Discussion
tion, pass along the power to change bread and wine into the body
and blood of Christ. For these Anglo • Catholics, there is a real
problem about what to think of a minister or dained by a former
Congrega tionalist who holds no such be lief and intends to
bestow no such power in the ordination ceremony.
The conflict shows up in a curious way in the require ments for
the ministry. All fu ture C£l ministers are to be ordained by a
Bishop. Those who were non-episcopally or dained before the union,
how ever, were not required to be ordained again.
TO A N ANGLO-CATHOUC this means that there are three claues of
ministers: Those ordained by an Anglican Bishop beforb the union,
whose orders to the Anglo-Cathoiics w o u l d seem undoubtedly
valid; those not ordained by a Bishop at all, whose orders the
Anglo-Catholic would re gard as no good at all; and those ordained
by a Bishop after the merger, whom the Anglo-Catholic might regard
as only doubtfully ordained.
To compound these >dif(icul-. ties, the CSI declares theoreti
cally that all ministers can officiate at all services in|aU
churches. The difficulty is avoided in practice, however, by a
provision that no congre* gation has to accept a minis ter to whom
it conscientiously objects.
Such difficulties, of course, make any such merger as the CSI
impossible for the Catho lic Church. In some respects, however,
the South India at tempt at union is a real step toward the true
faith. - TO THIS EXTENT Catho lics can only hope that this first
wavering step is the be ginning of a voyage back home.
ITVERY NOW AND THEN we come across assertions that state
aid to the parochial school child is a matter freely "debatable
among CaUiolics. This is not so, as was made plain by Pius XI in
his ency clical on the Christian Education of Youth. Every
pronouncement on this question by a member of the American
Hierarchy is in the same direction.
The latest such statement—only the latest in a long list of
assertions of principle — comes from Arch bishop Karl J. Alter of
Cincinnati, who has added his voice to. protests against massive
federal aid to -edu cation that ignores private schools, which,
says the Archbishop, “im poses an impossible burden on Catholic
The Archbishop indicated that increased costs of voluntary educa
tion, made all the more unbearable by federal subvention of the
public schools, may force curtailment of the lower grades in
THE ARCHBISHOP came,out in favor of long-term, loiV-interest
federal loans for all schools, public and private. He declared he
did not want a direct subsidy for religious instruction.
Archbishop Alter said the al leged needs of schools are “greatlv
exaggerated.” He charged that add ing from two to six bUlions in
fed eral aid to the U. S. budget would be “economically
“What is back of the program of federal aid?” the prelate a^ed .
“The answer is that p ro fm onal employes [mostly h i ^ - salaried
school superintendents] want to , transfer control of the schools
from the citizens to the professional edu cators,” and thus avoid
accounta bility to tiie taxpayer.
EDUCATION COSTS have in creased 74 times since 1 ^ , the .
Archbishop pointed out, wnerea^' total national income has
increased only 28 times. Without massive fed eral aid, Uie nation
has added some 67,000 new classrooms each year for Gie past decade.
Estimates indi cate teat only M,000 new dais- rooms will be needed
each year in die coming decade.
The day will come, predicts Archbishop Alter, “when the cur rent
interpretation of the Supreme Court [against aid to reugious
schools] be replaced by a morej! logical, more historically
consistent,^ and more equitable one, just as in the school
Church Ahead of Legislature
'This Nation Under God' Cartoonists lam pooned bis awkward gestures
and clumsy expressions. What his critics did not reckon with was
that the more stones of derision they hurled at him, the higher was
growing the monument to his name.
Few events in Lincoln’s life received m o r e castigation than the
“Gettysburg Ad dress.” Edward Everett, fore most classical
orator, was invited to deliver the main ad- diess at the dedication
of the National Soldiers Cemetery at Gettysburg. The decision to
ask Lincoln to speak was a mere afterthought.
THE REST IS HISTORY. Everett spoke for nearly two hours. It was the
greatest ef fort of his brilliant career and the ovation was
The gawky Lincoln stepped to the rostrum. His speech was nine
sentences in length.
He considered his speech a dismal failure. The American and English
press agreed with him, describing it in s u c h terms as “silly,”
“dishwatery,” “dull,” and “commonplace.”
TODAY THE VERDICT is completely reversed.
As we commemorate the birthday of this great Ameri can on Feb. 12,
we can pray that the w o r d s he spoke at Gettysburg shall never
lose their meaning, that “this na tion under God,” shall never
forfeit its freedom, and that “government of the people, by the
people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth!"
By Paul H. Hallitt
An INTERESTING PIECE of legisla tion has been reported among
exactly three laws passed by both houses of the Colorado
Legislature in a little more than one month since i t s '1961
This law would permit persons to dis pose of all or part of their
bodies on death, notably for the sake of eye banks.
I had not suspected that the statute law of Colorado had placed any
barriers against the volufitary disposition of the human body after
its death by the one to whom it belongs. But it is illuminat ing
to know that the Church never had any such legislation.,
ABOUT 'THE BEGINNING of this century, Andrew Dickson White, a noted
university president, historian, diplo-
,mat, wrote a book, famous in its day, but discredited by the
scholarship of the late Catholic physician-apologist, James J.
Walsh, In whieh White made the as sertion that the Church, and
particularly the Popes, forbade the dissection of the human
Dr. Walsh showed that this was based on a false interpretation,
that in fact the medieval universities took the lead in dissecting
human bodies for med ical instruction.
Although, in the ancient world, hu man dissection as a means to
medical knowledge was perhaps not altogether unknown, it was very
rarely resorted to. Great physicians, like Galen of the third
century, did their dissection on the bod ies of pigs.
THE REASON for this reluctance to dissect the human body did not
spring from any respect the pagans had for it so much as from a
su^rstitious awe of the human corpse, an unreasoning fear that
Christian theology and discipline soon dissipated.
Jewish and Moslem opinion w a s equally as hostile to. dissection
that of the Greco-Roman pagans. It was left for the medical
faculties of Italy, Spain, and France to break down this
THE HISTORY of human dissection in the interests of science. Dr,
Walsh wrote, can be traced with absolute cer tainty only after a
decree issiied by Bon-'' iface v m in 1300.- ’ ?
During the 25 years foUowing this decree, in the Umversity of
Bologna, which was always closely in touch w h - the ecclesiastic^
authorities in Italy, and especially with the Pope, the foun
dations of dissection as the most impor tant practical department
of me teaching were laid by Mondino, whose book on dissectioh
continued to be the text book used hi most of the medical schools
for the next two centuries. '
IT WAS AT the famous medical school of Montpellier, abput the
middle of the 14th century,,when the Popes were at Avignon not far
away, that Guy de ChauUac made attendance at dissec tions
obligatory for everyx student, and obtained perm&sion to use
the bodies of criminals-for dissection ^purposes. At the time
Chauliac occupied the post df chamberlain to the Popes. ^
PIUS XII DECLARED imtenable'an opinion a few moralists bad'held,
that a living person could donate the cornea of his eye to another
person. Besides being an unjustified mutilation of an - important
organ, this would have led to, grave abuses. But any person may do
nate the cornea of his eye for use after his death. In fact.
Providence Hospital, , Seattle, serves as the nation’s foremost
clearing house for those who wish to do nate their eyes after
their death. Mercy Hospital, Denver, also has such an “eyh bank.” *
Once again the action of the Colo rado Legislature reminds us that
the teachings of the Church do not lag be hind any justified
action of sdentists.
Catholic Press vs. Challenge of '60s By Bob Ramsey
Fe b r u a r y is c a t h o u c p r e s s m o n th . It is the
month in which Catholic editors
and journalists stress the importance of the Catholic Press in
order that its influence be welcomed into Catholic homes around the
Perhaps there is no greater example of the need for the Catholic
Press today than the challenge posed to it by atheistic Communism.
This false ideology has been denounced by the Popes from its
inception. The words of the Pontiffs have been faithfully carried
in the Catholic Press for all to learn of this wide spread
AND SO WE READ that in 1846 during the time of Karl Marx, Pope Pius
IX de scribed Communism as “absolutely contrary to the natural law
itself.” In 1878 Pope Leo XII defined Communism as “the fatal
plague which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human
society, only to bring about its ruin.”
No Pope of the 20th century has written so scathing a denunciation
of Communism as has Pius XI. Referring to it as ar “satanic
scourge,” Pope Pius XI saw Communism as “being instrinsically
wrong, and no one who would save Christian civilization may
collabo rate with it In any undertaking whatsoever.”
In this same encyclical, Divini Redemptoris, on atheistic Communism
(1937), the Pontiff clearly asserted that the Catholic Press had
emerged as the lone defender of truth in the journalistic world
against the onslaughts of Communism.
THE POPE SAID: “In this renewal (of Christian living) the (^tholic
Press can play a prominent part. Its foremost duty is to foster in
various attractive ways an ever .better understanding of social
docMne. It should, too, supply accurate and complete informa tion
on the activity of the enemy and the means of resistance which have
b ^ n found most effective in various quarters.
“It should offer useful suggestions and wflm against the insidious
dec^ts with which Communists endeavor, all too successfully, to
attract even men of good faith.” " /
Today in 1961 the challenge posed by athe istic Communism is still
with ua. If there is a difference between its challenge in the
1800s and the 1900s, it is the magnitude of its nefarious
propaganda being waged on every front of human effort.
BUT, AR IN THE PAST, the Cathqlic Press reniains strong in its
determination to m eet,this challenge and to defeat it. The
Catholic Press will not be compromised on this issue and to any who
would be so com promised, the words of Pius XI n ^ t well serve u
an epitaph on tlleir tombstones. He wrote:
“Those who permit themselves to be de- edved into lending their aid
towards the triumph of Communism in their own country, will be the
first to fall victims of their error. And the greater the antiquity
and grandeur of the Christian civilization in the regions where
Commnniam successfully penetrates, so much more devastating will be
the harted displayed by the Godless.”
Tkundoy, Fabruary 9, 1961 Office, 938 Bannock Street THE DENVER
CATHOLIC REGISTER Telephone, K eysto n e 4-4205 PAGE FIVE
What Rhymes With Hose? The four St. Philomena kindergarten
gathered around the feet of .Sister Rosemary, their teacher, are
playing a game in which they are shown several pictures and pick
out the two that have rhyming names. The game is fun, but it also
helps the children develop a feeling for
sounds that will come in handy when they start to' read. The
pupils, left tp right, are Mark Se vier, Melissa Putney, Carter
Lee Clapsadle, and Charleen Hyde. They will take part in a demon
stration of kindergarten techniques at the CPTL all-day conference
in the Hilton Hotel March 9.
C P T L Delegates to See Young Scholars '\n Action'
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For adults wishing to have a good time, Feb. 11 and Wol- hurst
Country Club are two im portant things to remember. February 11 is
the date of the Mullen High School Mardi Gras ball and pageant
sponsored by the Mothers’ Club of M u 11 e n. The Wolhurst Country
Club is where this affair will take place.
This ball is not to be confused with the Mardi Gras ball held at
Mullen on Feb. 4. O n l y adults are invited to this one. It will
be the same pageant, however.
The price per couple is $6.50. A breakfast will be served at
midnight. Dancing will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The dress is
optional. Those interested must contact Mrs. Roberts, SP. 7-3928
The theme of “Around th e World in 80 Days” will be por trayed by
the costumes of the princesses, which are f r o m around the
The ball itself will be high lighted by a costumed pageant with
students from Mullen and their dates. The queen will be Mary
Sheridan of S o u t h High School attired in a costume matching the
w h i t e tuxedo of the king, Tony Peck of Mullen. The attendants
of the king and queen will be Ron Steinback and Billie A n n e
The rest of the “Krewe of Cadmos” include as follows Karen McCoy,
attired in the costume of Brazil, escorted by A1 Gagpe; Janet
Akolt, atyred in the costume of England, es corted by Mike
Sweeney; Caro lyn Barthusiak, attired in t h e
costume of Denmark, escorted by Mike Fariese; Beth Altmix, attired
in the costume of Spain, escorted by Robert Kinkle;
Bev Buttita, attired in the cos tume of France, escorted by George
Georgeson: S h a r o n Aymami, attired in the cos tume of Italy,
escorted by Joe Pike; Janice Parkhurst, attired in the costume of
Finland, es corted by Mike Flood; V i c k i Grand, attired in the
costume of Egypt, escorted by H e r b Younger; Jo Ann Seal, attired
in the costume of Persia, es
corted by Fran Schell; Donna Reed, attired in the costume of India,
escorted by Ken Dowd;
Betty Warwick, attired in the costume of Siam, escorted by Joe
Ziereis; Anita Spitz, attired in the costume of Ja'pan, es corted
by Mike "Crowley; and Janice Menard, attired in the costume of
Alaska, escorted by George Learned.
After the pagent is over the king and queen will go to the Kiko
room for their own private party with the rest of the royalty and
Open Mardi Gras Waltz The white attire of the king and queen at the
at the Mullen High School gymnasium. Ft. Logan, contrasted sTiarply
with the dark tuxedos of the dukes and the national costumes of
their dates. Opening a waltz are Queen Mary Sheri dan and King
Children ranging all the way from kindergarten pupils to stu dents
of Russian will show CPTL delegates how they learn in four
demonstrations of educational methods at the organization’s all-day
conference to be held in the Hilton Hotel March 9.
The education demonstrations, which will be held in the general
morning session of the confer ence, will be presented by kin
dergarten pupils from St. Philo- mena’g Sdiool, Denver; mem bers
of English classes from St. Bernadette’s School, Lpkewood; fifth,
sixth,'and seventh grade pupils studying Russian at All Souls'
School; Englewood; a n d speech students from Mt. St. Gertrude’s
'READING READINESS’ The St. Philomena’s pupils will
be featured in a demonstration -of teaching "reading readiness.”
This "s u b j e c t” is important, says Sister Rosemary, the kin
dergarten teacher, to develop the abilities that pupils will have
to use when they learn how to read.
Among o t h e r things, the teacher tries to widen the chil dren’s
vocabulary and to give
them a better concept of what the words mean. She gives them
exercises to develop their ability to recognize different shapes of
symbols and to train their mus cles to form such shapes in
preparation for writing.
Other exercises aim to develop the pupils’ ability to differenti
ate between different sounds and to associate spoken sounds with
The children from St. Berna dette’s will present a demonstra tion
of a story-writing project developed in the school’s upper seventh
grade. Using an article “The Story Teller’s Vocabulary,” by Dr. E.
W. Dolck in Ele mentary English, the pupils wrote stories for the
primary grades and some “Tall Tales” for third and fourth grade pu
pils. Then the young authors scurried about from classroom to
classroom, testing their stories on chillren of different ages to
find the types of stories most enjoyed by each grade level.
HERO OF ESCAPE The Russian classes at All
Souls’ are under the direction of Michael Pleskovsky, a hero of the
escape of thousands of White
Can't Bear to Look Diane Rice seems distressed at the thought of
all that land
under Communist rule as she points out the USSR on the globe.
Watching closely to make sure Diane gets her finger on the right
spot is Sister Martha Ann, principal of All Souls’ School,
Englewood, where Diane is a pupil. Taking a pleasant view of the
proceedings are three other pupils, who, with Diane, will be pre
senting a demonstration of the school’s Russian language pro gram
at the CPTL 'all-day conference at the Hilton Hotel March 9. They
are, from left, Bart Caruso, Diane Lefebvre, and Don Hicks.
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Russians from the port of Sevas topol in the tragic days of the
Russian Revolution. After stays in Turkey, Yugoslavia, France, and
Argentina, the Pleskovskys came to the U. S.
Since his arrival in Denver the past September, Mr. Pleskovsky has
been conducting classes in Russian for approximately 130 pupils in
the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades at All Souls’. He holds two
classes of 50 minutes each week for each class.
Another feature of this year’s meeting will be’ extensive ex
hibits of every subject taught in the elementary schools. Included
in each exhibit will be the text books, workbooks, and samples of
the pupils’ work in each area.
Mrs. Jack Hannon is the chair man in charge of the educational
exhibits, according to Mrs. Rob ert Knecht, CPTL president. Father
Charles Woodrich, arch diocesan director of vocations, will be in
charge of the exhibit area, assisted by Father John Anderson,
pastor. Mother of God Parish.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Mrs. George McCaddon will
be the master of ceremonies for the general session at 10 a. m. at
which the educational demon strations will be held.
Following these demonstra tions there w i l l be a fashion show of
the school uniforms worn by the parochial students of the grade and
high schools. The narrator will be Mrs. Steve Halpin, Jr.
There will also be a parade of children d r e s s e d as the
founders of the 21 religious or ders represented in the arch
Another new feature of this year’s conference will be a choral and
band workshop con ducted by Monsignor Richard Heister. This
workshop will be held on the first lower level in the Terrace Room.
Mrs. Harry Capra is chairman in t h i s area.
Twenty - 'nine choral groups and 14 bands will participate in this
session and prizes will be awarded the winners at the luncheon held
at noon in the grand ballroom. Distance has been no obstacle for
those wish ing to participate; St. Mary’s, Cheyenne, is sending
its band and Sacred Heart, Roggen, is sending a choral group.
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luncheon Club Meets In Colorado Springs
The Colorado Springs First Friday Luncheon Club, spon sored by the
Knights of Colum bus, heard the Rev. John Gib bons, O.M.I.,
assistant pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Colorado Springs, give a
talk on “Lent and Its Application to the Busi nessman” at the
leon Friday noon, Feb. 3. ! Men from all the parishes in jthe
Pike's Peak region gather I the first Friday of each month for the
noon affair in a down-
itown Colorado Springs restau- 'rant. A priest or layman speaker I
is scheduled each month. Men interested in joining the group are
asked to contact^ Robert Kleine at MEIrose 3-4360. Colo rado
Record From Confraternity Records Parish surveys often bring
revelations. This was the case in a recent tabulation of CCD
schools of religion made in the Denver area. Three parishes which
have the largest enrollment are St. Anthony of Padua’s, All
Saints’, and Holy Trinity, Westminster. The three chairmen shown
here are, from left to right, Mrs. Ulibarri, St. Anthony’s Parish;
Mrs. Cara- ghar. Holy Trinity, who is also Archdioc esan CCD
Chairman of Elementary Teach ers; and Mrs. Carter, All Saints’
Parish. They are looking over figures and totals while trying to
make plans for a smoother and better organized program in their
Mrs. Berenice Ulibarri is chairman of
23 elementary teachers at St. Anthony of Padua’s, with 1,005
children attending classes which are conducted six days of the
week. Mrs. Lyle Carter is chairman of 36 elementary teachers at All
Saints’; 1,050 children under instruction three days of the week.
Mrs. James Caraghar is chairman of 27 elementary teachers at Holy
Trinity, with three separate sessions taught every Saturday, and
1,200 children in attendance.
This all adds up to three chairmen; 88 teachers; and 3,255
children. The CCD school of religion 'program is filling a vital
need in these parishes, thanks to the generosity and sacrifices of
an active and spiritually interested laity.
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after 30 years of service. The brother of the Rev. James Healy,
O.S.B., of Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Healy was presented wit(i
a certificate of honorary recognition signed by former Postmaster
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entered the mail service in Rensselaer, Ind., in 1915. He was
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Terrence Conrad, F.S.C., the Denver youth made his vows before
Brother August Conrad, Christian Brother Provincial.
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REGISTER Telephone, K eysto n e 4-4205 Thursday, February 9,
Cathedral SodaHsts Plan Meethig Feb, 15
Lewaima Moore, prefect, an nounced that the business of the Denver
Cathedral Sodality of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception will
not be called to order until after Lenten services on Wednesday,
Feb. 15. The meeting will be held in the read ing room in the
basement of the church.
Following committee reports, Catherine Cemich, social life and
membership chairman, will present a program.
Sunday, Feb. 19, the sodalists Will hold their corporate Com
munion in the 0 o’clock Mass in the Cathedral. Ann Johnson,
apirltnal life chairman, reports t t a t the intention for the
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CPTL to Meet Feb. 16 At Sf. John's Parish
Members of the CPTL will be guests or at least onlookers— at a
pinata party at the oYgan- izatlon’s monthly meeting in St. John’s
Parish hall, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m,
The pinata party will be a part of a Spanish demonstration to be
conducted by the eighth grade class at St. John’s, under the
direction of Mrs. Piero Albi, who is conducting classes in Spanish
at the school.
Roils and coffee will be serv ed preceding the meeting at 9:30
a.m. The principal topic at the meeting, which will be in charge of
Mrs. Robert Knecht, CPTL president, will be the all day conference
of the CPTL to be held March 9 in the Hilton Hotel.
The Spanish skit of a pinata party was written by Mrs. Albi. She is
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Italian, and Spanish. This is the second year she has taught
Spanish at St. John’s.
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the Infant of Prague Nursery met with Monslgnor Elmer Kol- ka,
archdiocesan director of C a t h o l i c Charities, for the monthly
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