September 20, 2013

What was in the news on Sept. 20, 1963?

Pope Paul revises the rules for the next session of the council, and the Greek Orthodox primate predicts that unity is impossible

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 Sept. 20, 1963, issue of The Criterion:

  • Pray and do penance for council success, pope urges faithful
  • Orthodox archbishop visits pope
  • Laity to sit in: Pontiff revises rules for 2nd council session
    • “VATICAN CITY—His Holiness Pope Paul VI has directed that Catholic laymen be admitted to the second session of the ecumenical council and that non-Christian as well as other non-Catholic representatives be welcomed as observers. Pope Paul disclosed the following decisions: Admission of some Catholic laymen and some representatives of the major international Catholic institutions. … Reinvitation of non-Catholic Christian observers at the council, increasing the number, and also inviting the representatives of non-Christian religions who were not invited to the first session.”
  • ‘Nature of the Church’ first council topic
  • Marian sets men’s dorm construction
  • Two Oldenburg Sisters to leave for New Guinea
  • Nuns at Unitarian Church-School
  • Archbishop leaves for Rome Thursday
  • Plan to put pope on U.S. television
  • The Hoodlum Priest
  • 90 use shared-time program
  • Bishop Sheen proposes new mission aid plan
  • Touchy council issue: Eastern Rite Catholics resent ‘foreigner’ tag
  • Parents told to exert more school influence
  • Scrap pays for new church
  • Magazine says Hitler planned to seize pope
  • Brilliant Church rites set for council session
  • Pope returns to Rome; lauds Marian devotion
  • Delayed vocation seminary to open
  • Know who started Columbus Day?
  • Two nuns set precedent in Newman Club work
  • New library to greet Notre Dame students
  • Canon law seen guardian of Church’s stability
  • Bishops urge campaign against bracero law
  • Many not informed on Church schools, TV official says
  • Greek Orthodox primate says unity impossible
    • “ATHENS—Archbishop Chrysostomos, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece, sharply attacked the Catholic Church here and said that reunion between the two churches is unattainable. … ‘Unity of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church is unattainable on doctrinal and other grounds,’ he said.”
  • New English press officer appointed for Vatican Council
  • New Albany parish sets card party, style show
  • American mission effort miserly, prelate says
  • Half of missioners go to S. America
  • Donate land for seminary
  • Plan to admit newsmen to sessions of council
  • Fr. Hans Kueng traces effort to update Church
  • Pope voices concern over Vietnam crisis
  • Don’t stymie lay efforts, bishop asks
  • Invite Negroes to move in, cardinal asks Catholics

(Read all of these stories from our Sept. 20, 1963, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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