Texas Gulf Coast Register (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, April 4, 1969 Page: 1 of 8
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April 4, 1969
To: Our devoted Clergy, Religious and Laity:
Greetings and best wishes!
On the other hand, the Church today
plainly tells us that it is about time we
would exercise our own free will and not
depend on directives in matters of our
ritual life. In our own country, with
eption of Ash Wednesday and
Good Friday, we are allowed the use of
flesh meat each day. The Church, how-
ever, does not tell us we are expected to
cat meat on all the other Fridays of the
year. She exhorts us to continue to ab-
stain. She leaves the choice to ourselves.
Moreover, the Church cannot dispense us
from the obligation of doing penance, for
Sacred Scripture itself says: "Unit
• penance you
seriously the importance of self-denial has
therefore, who has taken
the serene knowledge that he has acted
in accordance with the teaching of the
Church. In his application of the acts of
penance which he performed, he has
made himself realize to some degree the
pain and sufferings which Our Lord en-
dured in obtaining for us our Redemp-
And just as on the first Easter Sunda.
when Christ’s sufferings were bu
memory and He had completely overcome
death in his glorious resurrection, so too,
the genuine Christian suspends his Lent-
en practice of self-denial that he may
share with the risen Christ the tremen-
dous joy of the Easter season.
Easter is, indeed, a time of rejoicing.
It means the fulfillment of God’s promise
that He would redeem mankind. No more
would man be denied access to heaven.
Easter is a time of comfort for all of us
because by His own Resurrection from
death to life, Christ has assured each of
us that we, too, shall rise from death.
Easter is a time when we renew
faith in God and in His goodness,
his resurrection Christ proved Himself
be God who cares for us and who has
destined us to share in His glory in the
kingdom of heaven.
May the joys of Easter come to each of
you and to your loved ones in great
abundance! May it be a joy that will
never fade! May the Risen Savior bless
Sincerely yours in Christ.
Bishop of Corpus Christi
Beginning on Saturday,
fulfill their Sun-
Church, Port Aransas, by taking pari
a special^Mass to be celebrated at 7:30
April 12. Catholics may fulfill their Sun-
dny Mass obligation in Sacred Heart
Church Rockport. and St. Joseph’s
Ghurch, Port Aransas, bv takine part in
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Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Corpus Christi
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 196?
p.m. on Saturd
Another Lent has come and gone and
suddenly we are face to face with the
beautiful season of Easter. Easter is a
of rejoicing. Our joy at Eastertii
denial which were performed during the
. There are those who
time or rejoicing. Our joy at fcastertime
will be proportionate to the acts of self-
which were per for me
forty days of Lent. There ai
feel that the Church should impose a rule
which requires the performance of actual
penance. Without it, they will excuse
themselves from all forms of self-denial.
rdoy in each church. Aym
is the Saturday after Easter.
The purpose of this privilege is to give
residents who must work on Sunday and
week-end vacationers an opportunity to
take part in an unhurried Mass each
In Rockport Sacred Heart Church, be-
sides the 7:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday,
will have Sunday Masses at 7:00 a.m.,
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m.
VOL. Ill No. 50
MIDEAST SERIES SET
South Orange, N.»J.
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to he issued from the Seton Hall
A series of papers to givo Catholics a
belter idea of why the state of Israel
ista and on the problems of the Midi
In Port Aransas, St. Joseph's Church,
in addition to the Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Mass, will have Mass on Sunday morning
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Saturday, April 12
The special Saturday evening Mass
Concern Keys to
By Florence Herman
A call for open accountability of all
diocesan assets, and an expression of re-
gret that the National Conference of
Catholic Bishops (NCCB) had not been
officially represented marked the final
day proceedings at the three-day National
Federation of Priests' Councils convention
In other resolutions, the priests recom-
mended at least a one-j
d the ABM system;
of the decision to build
agreed to support actively the grape boy-
cott of the United Farm Workers, and
suggested that the expenditures of up to
per cent of parish income for commu-
nity and social work be permitted with
the approval of the pastor,
council, and the Bishop.
WHEN THE FLOOR was opened to
new business, a resolution was immedi-
ately proffered by delegates representing
all member councils in Michigan and Illi-
'That the NFPC call upon the NCCB.
through its president. Archbishop, now
Cardinal-designate. John F. Dearden, to
appoint a fact-finding commission to re-
solve the current impasse in San Antonio,
Washington, and elsewhere presently
overshadowing the genuine concern of
charity which is the basis of Christian
"If the NCCB does not act. the NFPC
will itself appoint a committee to take
appropriate action to resolve these im-
passes and re-establish harmony in the
"Until due process is a functioning real-
ity in the Church, the NFPC will offer
its services, through its executive commit-
tee, to appoint u fact-finding board to
mediate similar disputes when no reason-
able resolution is possible through ordi-
IN SAN ANTONIO, a number of
priests at odds with Archbishop Robert E.
Lucey have called for his resignation.
Cardinal Patrick O’Boyle of Washington
disciplined some 40 "conscience" priests
who insisted the cardinal was mistaken
in thinking the papal encyclical on birth
control ruled out artificial contraception
Numerous speakers backed the resolu-
tion. Father Ray Godert,
"even if we have to go to the wall with
it, even if it means the death of the
NFPC, for there is no better way to die
than for my brother."
Appropriate action suggested by the
delegates included signature lists of
priests from around the country, civil
trial since the priests were said to be
deprived of their civil rights, and even
refusal of priests to serve in a Church
which they feel does not live according to
the Christian Gospel.
A strongly worded resolution, which
was generated by the reading of a letter
refusing the NFPC a hearing at the
NCCB spring meeting, resolved "that the
house of delegates entrust its executive
board to express to Cardinal-designate
Dearden its great disappointment at this
failure to hear the elected representa-
tives of half of the councils of their own
THE PRIEST who early took over the
headlines of the NFPC meeting ended the
convention rather subdued "but extremely
Father Joseph O'Donoghue, delegate of
the Association of Washington Priests,
took the opening session by storm when
he suggested that the entire agenda be
scrapped, and all sessions devoted to dis-
cussion of such issues as birth control,
poverty, peace and race.
What emerged at the end of the meet-
ing, and what Father O'Donoghue was
said to want most, was a resolution on
due process, which he said would bring a
great feeling of hope for brother priests "who
have felt despair that there was no re*
BECAUSE Father O'Donoghue had
made the headlines and TV screens, some
NFPC delegates were upset, saying their
convention was being
public and to the bii
onsignor John Kiley, past president,
Newark Senate of Prii
DDonoghue’s words needed to
I the questions I;
agenda does reflect the wishes
th his cal
perhaps appealed directly to Rome."
Jhicago Priests, drew
with his call for "a
to be drawn up and
)f the country made known
i series of provincial meetings.
, poverty, race, ecumenism, and
other topics are problems best worked out
at the grass roots, not at national gather-
ings. This meeting can only motiviate
that action in the areas in which the
problem can be met most effectively."
Notre Dame Univ. Band
To Visit Corpus Christi
Father Patrick O’Mai
lley, of Chicago,
apposed, was elected to anoth-
term as president.
Delegates voted to hold the 1970
vention in San Diego and the 1971
vention in Baltimore.
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lewish Relations of the
Arabs were defeated, the imago of Israel
war of 1967, when the
the world, the secretariat says, and Anti-
Israeli feeling is often seen by Jews as
"Arub-lsrneli peace must he built on a
foundation of truth and justice,” the
Blessing at Park’s Opening
Father Charles McNaboe, Diocesan Director of Cat
ed by Cathedral acolytes. Danny Hernandez and Di
nounced the Blessing at the formal opening of the ne
o Cavaness, pro-
opening of the new Lulac Village Park,
held last week. The new housing complex consists of one hundred and fif-
i 1400 blocl I ~
ty two units: is located in the 1400 block of Horne Road, in Our Lady of
the Pillar Parish. It was constructed at an estimated two million dollars by
the League for United Latin American Citizens in cooperation with the
Federal Housing Authority.
35 New Cardinals Named;
Four Americans Included
The College <
the first half of
of Cardinals, which during
century numbered 60
e naming by
all-time high of 136.
strength with the naming by Pope Paul
>intces bringing the total
petto" during Pope
Among the newest Cardinals are four
Americans and one Canadian: Archbishop
John Dearden of Detroit, Archbishop Ter-
ence Cooke of New York, Archbishop
John Carben-y of St Louis. Bishop John
Wright of Pittsburgh, and Archbishop
George Flahiff of Winnipeg.
IT WAS ALSO announced by the Va-
will be en-
in the Roman Curia."
In that case their nominations
with Pope Paul, as did the nomination of
three cardinals "in
John XXIITs reign.
consistory will be the third
new cardinals and reflects the Pop
sistent effort to exp
for the creation of
nd and international-
tican that Bishop Wright
trusted with a I
Luigi Raimondi, U.S. Apostol-
said "it is evidence of the
Holy Father’s desire to draw upon prel-
ates from various parts of the world to
assist him in the central administration
of the Church."
The consistory will be held here April
Of the 35 new members of the College
of Cardinals, Pope Paul announced the
names of only 33, reserving the other two
"in petto" (in the breasti.
some future date will reveal the names of
the two when it is opportune to do so.
However, because he has indicated their
nomination now, they will take prece-
dence in the College of Cardinals as of
this date, unless Pope Paul should die
before making their names public.
The University of Notre Dame Concert
under the combined leadership
rector James Phillips, will present a con-
at Del Mar Auditorium
i on April 10, 1969. 1
i Chapter of the Knights of Col
UTh * S^°n80r‘ng *he event-
Christi on Apr
1969. The Corpus
lrector Robert O'Brien and assistant
concert here will be among a series
or programs the band will present during
4,000-mile spring tour.
The band has been touring annually
since the end of World War II. Thousands
enthusiastic listeners throughout the
nited States, and parts of Canada and
Mexico have heard the band perform in
he concert hall. Countless other
®een and hean
TV, on radio and by recording. The
otre Dame Concert Band is believed to
f® j^e m°st widely traveled university
Dand in the United States.
The organization is especially noted for
its spirited, fine quality music and the
wide variety of its concerts. The program
is designed for the enjoyment of all ages
and tastes. Tickets are available from:
Cullen Mall Box Office, C. C. Church
Goods Store, and Knights of Columbus
iroceeds from the concert will he
■ the Retarded Children’s Pro-
grams in the area.
There will also be a concert at Laredo
Civic Center, Laredo, Texas, on April 11,
sponsored by the Laredo K of C Council.
Among several students from this area
attending Notre Dame, some of whom
will be here during the Easter vacation,
are: Mr. Patrick Meany, Phillip Kucera,
Michael Lewis, David Picton, James Kel-
ley, and James Whitmire.
Corpus Christi Cathedral
— 12 noon — Liturgical Service
— 3-4:30 p.m. - Confessions
— 5:30 a.m. — Easter Vigil Ser-
a.m. — Easter Pontifical Mass
— 10 a.m. — Attend religious
cture of Father Anthony Padovano,
April 13 - 11:30 a.m. - Offer Mass -
annual Diocesan Cursillo Ultreya,
Knights of Columbus Hall, Alice
Attend ceremonies for
storical marker honoi
Peter Bluntzer, Meyersville, Texas
1 15-17 - At)
April 19 — 10 a.m. — Attend annual
Board meeting, Corpus Christi Minor
April 20-3 p.m. - Vocation Mass,
Corpus Christi Minor Seminary
6 p.m. - Bless Chapel of St. James,
in Pope Paul’s rei,
i the College of Cardinals.
IN ADDITION to the Ordinaries of
dioceses that traditionally are honored
with the rank of cardinal and papal dip-
lomats and curial officers, Pope Paul has
chosen to confer the red hat on a number
of dioceses never before headed by a car-
Among these are India's Archdiocese of
Ernakulam, whose new cardinal will not
only be India's second cardinal but also
the first cardinal of the Syro-Malabar
Scotland receives its first resident car-
dinal in centuries, since the only other
Scot in modern times to receive the red
hat is Cardinal William Heard, a member
of the Roman Curia.
Other firsts are cardinals for New Zea-
land, Malagasy Republic (Madagascar),
the Congo, and Korea.
The nomination of Father Jean Danie-
lou, French theologian, follows the Pope’s
desire to give cardinalitial honors to out-
standing Church scholars who in past
times would not normally be considered
for membership in the sacred college.
Convene April 13
The Corpus Christi Deanery CYO will
hold its annual convention on April 13,
Dennis Bartosh announced last week. The
president of the Deanery CYO also an-
nounced that the theme of the convention
will be "It's Up to Me."
The convention, which begins at 12:30
p.m., will be held at St. Paul’s parish in
Alexandra Hoch, Extension Volunteer
working at Our Lady of the Pillar parish,
will be the guest speaker. The "March
On Brothers" from San Antonio will pro-
vide the evening’s entertainment.
Dennis Bartosh and Father Hugh
Clarke, deanery youth moderator, have
extended an invitation to all the youth of
the deanery to participate in the annual
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