July 4, 2014

What was in the news on July 3, 1964?

Local religious sisters celebrate milestones and a reflection on the initial delay of the Civil Rights Bill

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 July 3, 1964, issue of The Criterion:

  • Little Sisters’ drive passes $1.6 million
    • “The drive to raise funds for the proposed St. Augustine Home for the Aged has succeed in far surpassing the $1.5 million mark. …They emphasized that $1.8 million is actually needed to build, furnish and equip the new home to be operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor.”
  • Hospital head enjoys special jubilee ‘role’
  • Special events scheduled for hospital’s jubilee
    • “Archbishop Schulte will launch a week-long 50th Anniversary observance of St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, when he offers a Pontifical Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, in neighboring Holy Name Church.”
  • Archbishop Schulte to speak
  • Racial tension mounting in Mississippi
  • Carmel novenas open Wednesday, July 8
  • Seen threat to child: Raps ‘contraceptive civilization’
  • Laymen and the Council: Where are we
  • ‘All men of good will’ linked to council aim
  • Asks churches to join fight against poverty
  • Timetable pending: England plans two-step change to vernacular
  • Ex-superintendent of public schools slates First Mass
  • Aches, pains offered as prayers
  • ‘What of the Day’: The Civil Rights delay
    • “Those who have been berating the United States for its long and tedious delay over the Civil Rights Bill might well give a look backward at what they have said. They have been attacking the very process by which the people of this land are protected from foolish legislation. When the final Civil Rights Bill was ground out and passed, a much finer piece of legislation was brought forth than the one which originated in the House, and failed of being crammed down the throats of the reluctant Senators. The long delay served its purpose.”
  • Ask basic revisions in liturgy training
  • Peace Corpsmen start training
  • Cardinal Meyer calls for closer laity-clergy ties
  • Pope urges ‘one’ Europe
  • Cardinal Cushing on Latin junket
  • Girl CYO All-Stars are doing a good job
  • Catholic college stars among Olympic hopefuls
  • Family Clinic: White girl planning interracial marriage
    • “Q. ‘I am a white girl, a Catholic, in love with a Negro who is also Catholic. What is the Church’s stand on such a marriage?’ A. ‘The Catholic Church has no objection to interracial marriages. As a matter of fact, in many parts of the world where Catholicism is the religion of most persons, interracial marriages are common, particularly in Latin America.’ ”
  • New constitution urged in Congo
  • Layman is named to school post
  • New entrance rite urged for weddings
  • Programs slated for Catholic Hour
  • Pope offers public Mass
    • “VATICAN CITY—The Pope who sits in the chair of Peter and bears the name of Paul offered a public Mass on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul (June 28) which is the great feast of Rome.”
  • Cardinal Cushing reveals he had cancer operation
  • A baptism a day for 50 years
  • New association to fight leprosy
  • 911 nuns at motherhouse: Summer session opens at Woods
  • Orthodox prelate hails restoration of relic
  • Papal peace roles highlighted
  • 100 priests from Italy in Latin America
  • Studied in Fort Wayne: American married man is ordained to priesthood
  • Additions to faculty announced at Marian College

(Read all of these stories from our July 3, 1964, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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