September 12, 2014

What was in the news on September 11, 1964?

As the third session of Vatican II prepares to open, ecumenism is seen at a central theme

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 September 11, 1964, issue of The Criterion:

  • Ecumenism seen as top issue for third council session
    • “VATICAN CITY—In the minds of men within and without the Catholic Church, the Second Vatican Council will meet its most formidable test when it tackles its schema on ecumenism. This policy-making document on interfaith relations, the third on the council’s agenda at its forthcoming third session, will not only help to shape the outlook of Catholics toward persons of other faiths, but will directly affect the outlook of persons of other faiths toward Catholics. The interest of the world at large centers chiefly on one part of the schema: its statement on religious liberty. For the Protestant and humanistic world, this is a test of good intentions of the council and of the Catholic Church.”
  • Archbishop Schulte’s schedule
    • “Archbishop Schulte will leave Weir Cook Airport at noon [Friday] on the first leg of a flight to Rome for the third session of Vatican Council II. The overseas charter flights is scheduled to leave New York at 7 p.m. Accompanying the Archbishop, as he did at the first two sessions, will be Father Raymond T. Bosler, Criterion editor and pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Indianapolis. Father Bosler is one of several hundred priests who have been named periti [experts] for the council.”
  • Marxist soundly beaten: Christian Democrat wins Chilean election
  • Historic precedent: Women to be admitted as auditors at council
  • Fr. Ajamie cites impact of Mass in vernacular
  • Cardinal dead at 83
  • Concelebration to open council
  • Third session preview: Council and Catholic education
  • A new understanding: Council and matrimony
  • Notre Dame given journalism grant
  • Annual open house scheduled Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s Home
  • Enrollment hits 5.6 million mark
  • Underline Bible’s words on Mary
  • Latin American family life to get CFM lift
  • Dual vernacular is approved
  • Cardinal Bea predicts fruitful third session
  • Origin of episcopal authority discussed
  • St. Meinrad opens 103rd school year
  • Anglicans join in unity petition
  • Sunday’s grid jamboree to launch CYO season
  • Cleveland diocese planning to ‘adopt’ El Salvador parish
  • Clergy-laity dialogue ‘ground rules’ asked
  • More foreign nuns will study in U.S.
  • Immaculate Heart girl joins Papal Volunteers
  • American church art wins nun’s support
  • Marian College classes to resume Wednesday
  • British prelate’s views: Mixed marriage law changes predicted
  • Public schools to share cafeteria facilities
  • Race issue seen crucial for labor
  • Raps Catholic laxity in race issue
  • Pope selects ND head for special assignment

(Read all of these stories from our September 11, 1964, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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