August 30, 2013

What was in the news on August 30, 1963?

Catholic involvement in the March on Washington, and archdiocesan schools gearing up for a new year

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 30, 1963, issue of The Criterion:

  • Labor Day Statement asks equal job rights
  • Ladywood dedication scheduled this Sunday
  • Many bishops present: Catholic involvement in ‘March’ extensive
    • “WASHINGTON—Catholic involvement was extensive and varied in the August 28 March on Washington seeking ‘jobs and freedom.’ Catholic groups, local and national, marched under identifying banners, a Catholic archbishop offered the invocation at the Lincoln Memorial, a Catholic layman who was one of 10 co-sponsors addressed the outpouring, extra Masses were scheduled in downtown churches and Catholic institutions offered overnight accommodations. Archbishop Patrick A. O’Boyle of Washington accepted an invitation to deliver the invocation at ceremonies held at the Lincoln Memorial. The archbishop is chairman of the local Interreligious Committee on Race Relations.”
  • To open September 4: Archdiocesan schools expect 39,000 pupils
    • “Two new Catholic elementary schools are opening in the archdiocese this year while another is forced to turn away 75 pupils. Such is the picture as teachers, youngsters and parents prepare for the opening day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The Archdiocesan School Office has estimated that nearly 39,000 pupils will enroll in the 106 parish grade schools in the archdiocese. About half of that total will attend the 38 parish grade schools in Marion County. Fifteen Catholic high schools in the archdiocese will have about 7,500 students, with 11 Marion County Catholic institutions counting for more than 5,600.”
  • Schools to enroll 5.5 million
  • Two cities schedule Labor Day Masses
  • Challenges to Polish Reds
  • A theologian’s answer: Who belongs to the Church?
  • Sees council ‘updating’ Catholic marriage norms
  • Changed clergy-laity relationship foreseen
  • Crowd of 2,000 in attendance at Talent Show
  • Cite fraternity growth on Catholic campuses
  • Family Clinic: Is sanctity possible in today’s world?
  • Bible still most translated work
  • Planning common campus for order seminarians
  • Urges service groups as aid to vocations
  • Pope encourages expansion of CFM
  • New Albany youth, 17, is leader in Junior Achievement program
  • Catholic layman’s role in public education
  • 1963 Labor Day Statement
  • St. Meinrad monk named to teach in Rome college
  • Religion classes for 2,163 children held this summer
  • Built by Augustus? Archeologists seeking historic altar
  • Pope Paul simplifies title
  • Controversial topic: Scripture and tradition issue faces council again
  • Fuller Christian life needed, pope declares
  • School integration step-up scheduled
  • Laud pope on test ban

(Read all of these stories from our August 30, 1963, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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