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Friday, Oct. 19,1956
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Member St. James The Less
Lay Diaconate May
Be Possible Solution
For Priest Shortage
Tha author of tha following article was a membar of the
American delegation to the International Congress on Pastoral
Liturgy recently concluded a* Assisi. He ha* been an instructor
in the liturgy at the Catholic University of America and the Uni
versity of Notre Dame. Hi* article sum* up the late Archbishop
idea* on restoring of the diaconate to tho laity.
By Father W. Michael Ducey, O.S.B.
(Written for N.C.W.C. News Service)
This question ha* been str
iously debated in France, Ger*
many and mission countries.
The report on the success of
the new Holy Week ordo in the
United States, prepared by
the late Archbishop Edwin
O'Hara, indicated that serious
consideration has been given
the suggestion in American oc
clesiastical circles as well.
That report, delivered by Aux
iliary Bishop I-co Duorschak
of Fargo, ended with the follow
“The inspiring liturgy of the
Holy Week should be adaptable
not merely to well established
parishes, but also to towns and
villages in our rural areas where
there may not even be a chapel.
The Church al Praver through
the liturgy *hould bp a witness
to Chris! .n even village, through
the restored ministry of the dia
This suggestion, along with oth
ers made in the report, comes as
a kind of "last will and testa
ment’ of Archbishop O'Hara, one
of our great American pastoral
Th* critical lack of priests
In many region* ha* made the
normal conduct of pastoral ac
tivities very difficult, if not im
possible, in an over increasing
number of dioceses. This diffi
culty is net being ameliorated
by the corresponding grovrth of
The loss of priests during the
war thp shift of atholic popu
lalions to areas free from linn
Curtain restrictions and the dif
ficulties presented to pastoral ac
tnities among people still behind
the Iron Curtain, all combine
v. ilh the tremendous demands
made upon priests in mission
countries Io cause grave concern
to Church leadeis
This concern has been sharp
ened by the new Holy Week lit
IS GOOD BUTTER
That’s Why Millions Us*
of the Assisi Liturgical Congress came a suggfs
might solve the acute shortage of pnests, espec
tally in mission areas.
It was recommended that the ministry of the diaconale
be restored to the Latin Catholic Rite.
urgy. Here the difficulty is that
the new ritual calls fdr a great
er participation by the laity but
the new character of the services
also demands a greater minister
ial assistance tor their proper
performance. In parishes having
only one priest, laymen have oft
cn been needed to carry out some
of the less important roles.
Hence the desire is being
voiced for a restoration of that
form of pastoral assistance rop
resented by the minor order*
as well a* the diaconate. The
diaconate and minor orders
were self-contained liturgical
ministries in the early church.
Now retained only in their sym
by many to offer en ideal solu- I
tion to the problem. I
form, in tho Latin rite,
restoration as a prac
aid in ministerial fune
and pastoral work is teen
Thus the Conlerrnce of Vicars I
Apostolic for Indonesia and hi
na recommended, among olherl
things that, ’the minor churchl
functions and orders be re estab I
lished in a form adapted to I
modern conditions.” I
An official mandate of the I
Church.” it continued, ’should be I
j.i\cn to lay assistants in the I
care of souls catechists, lectors.I
etc by means of a true liturg
ical action performed either bj
a bishop or Driest.
Even tne restoration of the dia I
conate. without the obligation of
celibacy, should be considered
for the benefit of those parishes
which lark priests to aid in the
distribution of Holy Communion,
This resolution was brought
to Assisi by the official spokes*
man for the missionary coun
tries, Bishop Wilhelm van Bek
kum ,S.V.D., vicar Apostolic of
Ruteng, Indonesia. Bishop ven
Bekkum stated "such a reform
in the traditional system of or
dination 1* greatly to bo de
sired (for) the difficulties
confronting missionary priests
Distributing Holy Communion
to hundreds and sometimes even
thousands of the faithful hy one
or two priests disrupts and un
duly prolongs the services Some
1 times a single priest has to care
[for as many as twenty settle
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AWAY FRH aattilai to bvyl
Member K C. Council 2898
Bishop Ready meet* several of the
principal figure* in the 11th annual DCCW
convention held last week in Columbus.
From left to right, Mr*. Alexander Glock
ner, regional director of the National
Council of Catholic Women Mrs. Leo Jen
nings, the new president of the Diocesan
Record Crowd Attends
A plea for more fervent
and more frequent prayers
for peace was voiced by
Bishop Ready when he ad
dressed the Eleventh An
nual Convention of the Dio
cesan Council of (’atholic
Women in Columbus last week.
Bishop Ready spoke to tho
convention group at the Pon
tifical High Mass at St. Joseph
Cathedral and at the closing
banquet at the Neil House. He
stressed the great need for ac
tive assistance to the aged and
infirm of the Diocese by pro
viding increased facilities for
their care and by giving them
personal attention in the true
spirit of Christian Charity.
The women of the Diocese were
also urged by their
lake a strong stand
in dress and decency
of entertainment and
their power to effect an improve
ment in this regard.
in all forms
tn do all in
A record crowd of 103ft per
sons registered for the conven
tion. Throughout the morning and
afternoon the delegates and vis
itors attended workshops which
were conducted by the commit
1 «V on Religion' Activities. Cath
olic Charities, Family Ufe. Par
ent Teacher Associations, Social
Action, Internationa! Relations,
Adult Education, Organization
and Development Civil Defense,
land Public Relations.
At the business session dele
I gales from Parish Councils and
I affiliations throughout the Din
cese passed on a group of resolu
lions developed hy the standing
of the organization.
I In regard to a proper respect
I for the sanctity of Sunday, the
I Council went on record as giv
I ing its support to all reason
I able attempts to promote or en
I force legislation which will al*
I low a real community observ
I anca of Sunday by forbidding
I unnecessary employ ment on
I that day.
Council urged that public
use the authority giv-
en them in constructing public
housing which will help fulfill
II he needs of low income groups
that Council members devote
I their efforts toward founding and
loperating rest homes and nursing
I homes near
the parish churches
land that the Civil Defense "Bud
Idy Program” be approved in the
On the subject of integration
the Councils resolutions stated
that Parents in fulfilling their
I divine obligation to
should not have to en
the suppress.on of their
Lights through segregation May
I all sections
of this country qmck-
ly find it possible to integrate
I their schools"
I Iav Teachers
in the parochial
system were commended
by the Council for their sacrifices
I to provide
parochial education for
larger numbers of Catholic chil
I In regard to Federal Aid
I ward all
Speakers Stress Need For Active
Stand Today In Public Affairs
Miss Alba Zizzamia, UN corre
spondent for the National Cath
olic Welfare Conference. The
Council urged members to con
tinue “to seek every opportunity
of cooperating with local civic
groups toward educating the citi
zens of the community on the ne
cessity, nature and function of
Vnited Nations as an agency for
world understanding, peace, and
In her talk on “Who
children, the Council
that "Segregation is un-
in any area therefore.
children should share the
I minimum service* offered in
I Council members
I vote conscientiously
were urged to
in the com-
ing election, and in the 1957 ses
Ision of the Ohio legislature to
pay particular attention to the
issues: Fair Employ-
I ment Practices
Act. Film Censor-
ship, Protection for working worn
I en and
minors, and right to work
I On the subject ef unrestrlct
I ed shewing ef condemned films
I in i number of moving picture
I houses, the Council stated that
I "this inability of the communi
I ty to afford any protection or
I support to families trying to
I train their children for a heal
I thy, reeponsiblo adulthood re*
I veals a shocking wooknoM In
I our social fabric."
I The Diocesan Council’s plonk
Ion the United Nations coincided
I very closely with the views ex
•pressed by the banquet speaker.
Council Bishop Ready Miss Alba Zizzam
ia, National Catholic Welfare Conference
News Service correspondent at the United
Nations, who gave the principal address of
the Convention and Mrs. Frank Vogel,
the retiring president of the Diocesan
11th DCCW Convention
Neighbor.” Miss Zizzamia asked
for patience and understanding
of the problems that face United
Nations and a consideration of
the positive achievements of the
many agencies connected with it.
Miss Zizzamia stated that the
UN is only as good as the nations
that comprise it. and as the rep
resentatives sent to it from those
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A plea for understanding of
different cultures of various
peoples in United Nations was
made by Miss Zizzamia. She al
so asked her listeners to con
sider taking foreign students
into their homes, particularly
those from countries having dif
ferent culture* than ours, re
gardless of race or color.
Introduction of the newly
plected Diocesan Council officers
concluded the convention Mrs.
Frank H. Vogel, the retiring pres
ident. presented the following
new officers to the Council: Mrs.
I^o Jennings, St. Nicholas Par
ish, Zanesville, president Mrs.
J. Harold Breen. St. Christopher's
Parish, Columbus, secretary and
Miss Veronica Basbagill. St.
Mary'a Parish, Delaware, treasur-
Mrs. Jennings is a past preai
dent of the Eastern Deanery of
ans to write k
VATICAN CITY—(Radio, NO
—The Vatican City daily newspa
per has praised the New England
girl who withdrew from a beauty
contest in l/indon because she
aid not want to appear before
judges and the public dresseu in
a bathing suit.
Mi** Janatto Da Montalk had
baan elected "Mis* New Zea
land" and was to appear in
competition for the title, "Min
In withdrawing from the con
test she said she had been elect
ed Miss Zealand on the tasis of
grace, culture, education and
intelligence and not .or the beau
ty of her physical lines alone.
The Vatican daily, L’ Osserva
tore Romano, noted that at long
last a contest was “honored by
an honest withdrawal which
amounts to a protest.” These fe
male exhibitions, the paper ob
served, were unheard of in the
pagan world and are not jot ap
proved in the greater part of the
The present type of oeauty
contests, it said, are incongruous
and contradictor}- phenomena in
a Christian society. The beau’y
contests, it added, bear close re
semblance to zoological studies
for the improvement of a breed
of the Society of African Mis
sions was celebrated here at a
Mass presided over by His Em
inence James Cardinal D'Alton,
Archbjshop of Armagh.
Present at the 100th annivers
ary of the society, founded by
Bishop Belchoir de Bresillac in
France, was Archbishop Albert
LeVame, Apostolic Nuncio to
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the Council of Catholic Women,
and is Vice-President of the Di
ocesan Lay teachers Association.
She is a teacher at St. Nicholas
School Zanesville and is ac
tively serving on the Zanesville
Council of Human Rights and the
Zanesville Community Center, as
well as the Zanesville Catholic
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hours and mwMrte* of sunshine. Each of
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At the end of the tore-week contest,
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:
Green vestments, Gloria, Sec
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Masses) of St. Hilar ion and for
the Propagation of the Faith,
Credo, Preface of the Trinity.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
AAASS AS ON SUNDAY
Green vestments, no Gloria,
Second prayer (in Low
for the Pope, no Credo, Common
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
MASS AS ON MONDAY
FEAST OF ST. RAPHAEL
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White vestments, Gloria,
ond prayer (in Low Masses) for
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
COMMEMORATION OF STS.
CHRYSANTHUS AND DARIA
MASS AS ON SUNDAY
Green vestments, no Gloria,
Second and Third prayer* (in
Low Masses) of Sts. Chrysanthu*
and Daria and for the Pope, no
Credo, Common Preface..
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
MASS AS ON SUNDAY
Green vestments no Gloria,
Second and Third prayers (in Low
Masses) of St. ^varistus and for
the Pope, no Credo, Common
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 97
SATURDAY OF OUR LADY
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