July 11, 2014

What was in the news on July 10, 1964?

Religious leaders praise the newly passed Civil Rights Bill, and Father Hesburgh is honored by the president

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 10, 1964, issue of The Criterion:

  • U.S. religious leaders ask for support of rights law
    • “Religious leaders, hailing signing of the Civil Rights Bill into law, stressed that it is up to all Americans to make it work. Cardinal James Francis McIntyre of Los Angeles said he was ‘happy that the elected representatives of the people have kept faith with the Constitution of the United States and the benign spirit of Abraham Lincoln.’ ‘We are confident that the provisions of this new law will be accepted and obeyed with docility, understanding and Christian love,’ Cardinal McIntyre said. He called the rights act ‘a concrete expression of the conscience of all men of good will’ and added: ‘The formation of that conscience has been the concern and the work of the Church for many long years. To this end, she has labored by precept and example to instill in men’s hearts those lessons of human dignity and human equality which flow from Christ’s teachings.’ ”
  • President outlines rights act
  • Brookville native: Veteran of Peace Corps raps U.S. ‘complacency’
  • Cardinal Koenig: Stresses Church support of democracy, liberty
  • St. Meinrad to launch Latin America priory
  • Melkite rite archbishop plans three-day visit
  • Rome ordination set for Rev. John T. Rocap
  • Council resumes on September 14
  • Laymen and the Council: After the council—what?
  • What Vatican II means to the women religious
  • Roundup time for missioner
  • Bishop plans 26 ‘belt’ parishes
  • City of Angels? Commonweal hits L.A. repression of clergy
  • Bolivian prelate denies U.S. magazine charges
  • Should hospital workers have right to organize?
  • Catholic-Orthodox intercommunion seen
  • Town is created for gypsies
  • Pope speaks on help for ex-convicts
  • Orthodox to use English in rites
  • Communion before confession
  • Annual CYO Swim Meet to open Monday
  • Youth Council sets city-wide dance tonight
  • Nikita soft on Church?
  • India optimistic about papal visit
  • New Xavier Rynne book
  • Mission ship set for launching
  • Priest and minister both officiate at wedding
  • Archdiocese extends Hoosier hospitality to Filipino bishop
  • ND’s Father Hesburgh to be honored
    • “WASHINGTON—Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, was one of 30 persons whose names were announced by President Lyndon Johnson to receive the 1964 Medal of Freedom, the highest civil honor the president can bestow.”
  • Anglican Church seeks greater use of Latin
  • Lay volunteers hit record total

(Read all of these stories from our July 10, 1964, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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