August 16, 2013

What was in the news on August 16, 1963?

Predictions on a council document about the world, and prayers for the deceased infant son of JFK

Criterion logo from the 1960sBy Brandon A. Evans

This week, we continue to examine what was going on in the Church and the world 50 years ago as seen through the pages of The Criterion.

Here are some of the items found in the August 16, 1963, issue of The Criterion:

  • Theology of temporal order foreseen as council result
    • “Brussels—One of the results of the Second Vatican Council will be to give Catholicism an explicit and official theology of the temporal order, Cardinal Leon-Joseph Suenens, primate of Belgium and one of the leading personalities of the Council, declared in an interview here. Cardinal Suenens is supervising the work of the commission in Rome preparing for what has been termed ‘Schema 17.’ This is the agenda item covering the relations of the Church to the world. It will deal with contemporary issues, among them international peace, interracial justice, industrial relations, duties to underdeveloped countries and population problems.”
  • Voices hope for Church in Hungary
  • Martin Inn to occupy old St. Joseph School
  • ‘Our age is decisive,’ pope tells Milanese
  • Reveal late pontiff set up peace prize
  • Helps direct rights march
  • Charities bureau appeal: Foster homes urgently needed
  • Ideally suited: Montessori approach to teaching religion
  • Eradication called only bias cure
  • Discuss liberty issue: U.S. bishops convene for pre-council session
  • Cardinal Cushing offers Mass for Kennedy infant
    • “BOSTON—The Mass of the Angels—Requiem Mass for infants—was offered here for Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, 2-day-old son of President and Mrs. Kennedy, by Cardinal Richard Cushing. … The Kennedy infant died [Aug. 9] in Children’s Hospital here two days after his birth. Cause of death was a respiratory ailment. The baby had been baptized … shortly after he was born prematurely by Caesarean section. … Among the many messages of condolences to the Kennedys upon their loss was one from His Holiness Pope Paul VI.”
  • Clothing, profession rites held at Woods
  • New farm labor bill evokes some criticism
  • Only 14 years old: New Albany girl is ace swimmer
  • Participate in Mass, [Young Christian Workers] told
  • Hurls no-hitter, but loses game
  • Modern catechetics not new, parley told
  • Use of vernacular will be TV topic
  • Hong Kong needs churches badly
  • Around the archdiocese: Several parishes set picnics and dinner
  • Marian College coed aids Indiana apostolate
  • Profession rite, investiture held at St. Meinrad’s

(Read all of these stories from our August 16, 1963, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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