Plan will abolish last obstacles
1-rom a Special Correspondent
THE setting up of a special commission for establishing practical plans for fighting the obstacles which still stand in the way of racial integration, was announced in a Pastoral letter issued last Sunday by Cardinal Ritter, Archbishop of St. Louis.
Read in all the churches of the diocese, the Pastoral comments on the urgent need for speedy racial integration. Every one of the faithful is called upon to make a strict examination of conscience so as to put away all trace of prejudice and discrimination, writes the Cardinal.
Everyone, he insists, has the duty of collaborating with the Church and the community for the carrying out of the programme which the commission is about to draw up. • Everything which stands in the way of the effective exercise of the rights conferred by God on all men, must be removed, Cardinal Ritter emphasised.
Meanwhile, Fr. Gerard Sloyan, President of the National Liturgical Conference of the U.S, has asked the 5.000 members of the movement to take part in th march on Washington on August 28 to protest against racial discrimination.
The appeal he puts out exhorts members of the conference to show publicly their faith in Christianity by taking part in this peaceful demonstration, Those unable to take part personally are invited to hear Mass and offer it that their brothers in Christ may soon be granted the rights of which they have until now been deprived on account of origin or race.
In Newark, N.J.. Fr, Aloysius Welsh, coordinator of programmes for inter-racial justice, has said that a conference organised by all the major religious communities of the region has as its object to provoke rapid and complete integration of coloured people.
—Irish Dominican head, has been appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature. the supreme appeal court of the Church in marriage and other Cases. Cardinal Browne also serves in the Vatican Congregations of the Religious, of Rites and of Seminaries and Universities.