February 13, 2015

What was in the news on February 12, 1965?

The question of bus rides for private school students, and discussion of the reform of the curia

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 February 12, 1965, issue of The Criterion:

  • Urges bus decision based on merit alone
    • HARRISBURG, Pa.—A Catholic attorney said here that the question of school bus rides for non-public school pupils should be settled on its merits alone and not on the basis of extraneous issues. … ‘The question of school buses must be faced upon its merits,’ said [William B. Ball], a constitutional lawyer. ‘Is it a measure for the health, welfare and safety of children? Is it reasonable in cost? Is it constitutional? Will it create harm to the structure of our public schools?’ ”
  • Father Hans Kueng: Calls reform of curia key to council success
    • “NEW YORK—One of the most distinguished Catholic theologians in Europe has discounted the ‘progressive versus conservative’ conflict within Vatican II. The contest, he said, ‘is primarily between the progressive council itself and the reactionary curia. Father Hans Kueng holds that ‘many a bishop,’ faced with the question of deciding the relative importance of three more council sessions or reform of the Roman Curia, would name the reform of the curia without any hesitation.’ … [Father Kueng] believes that the fourth session may well determine whether ‘the council, which has won so many battles, will also win the war in the end.’ ”
  • Form group to push lay diaconate
  • Mother Mary Loyola, nun with a mission
  • Chancery announces new parish
  • Public hearing held on school bus bill
  • Raps unfair criticism of council, pope, curia
  • Columbus acts to curb housing discrimination
  • Four to be consecrated day before consistory
  • St. Meinrad Benedictine in Rome serves as official curator of papal gifts
  • Protestants try harder: Catholics reported lax in convert work
  • Pledge self for future, today’s nun advised
  • Indianapolis girl served on SS. Hope
  • Council auditor: Spanish lay leader urges liberty action
  • Reminds future priests of anti-poverty mission
  • Pope drafts program for Catholic layman
  • Poverty ‘Job Corps’ labeled unrealistic
  • ‘Sweetheart Ball’ set for Feb. 20
  • Richmond class in catechetics is well-attended
  • ND plans to appeal ‘Goldfarb’ ruling
  • Nuns conduct prison classes
  • Seek agreement on Mass changes

(Read all of these stories from our February 12, 1965, issue by logging on to our special archives.)

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