NEWS & VIEWS:

Deedy, John

NEWS& VIEWS Drmon and Quarterly Making its final appearance with its current special issue on China is the Holy Cross Quarterly, a victim to finances and the one-man-management syndrome. Father...

...George G. Higgins...
...Summerhill told a Birthright convention in Toronto...
...She told the Toronto con-vention that Birthright 'must keep its identity and stay out of the contraception contro-versy and any other politi-cal activity...
...There will be no successor...
...Catholic diocesan agen-cies which have adopted the Birthright name and set up "illegal" chapters...
...There were food, drink, music, and a Jesuit from Loyola College in Baltimore, Father Daniel McGuire, who effused as he blessed Golden Sands: "This is not just a con-dominium...
...Mrs...
...Each year, hundreds of girls, many of them non-Catholics, are afraid to seek help from Birthright because of these illegal chapters be-ing operated out of diocesan offices," Mrs...
...Charter planes shuttled guests from Baltimore-Wash-ington International Airport, as part of a $750;000 pro-motional effort...
...They asked that a par-ticular effort be made to keep families intact, and stressed that by regularizing the alien situation, the prob-lems inherent in people liv-ing in hiding-such as crime, welfare needs and inhumane conditions for families-can be alleviated...
...A Clarification On June 20 I wrote of quickened humanitarian con-cern about the fate of il-legal aliens in the United States, and I linked this to a sensitizing resulting from the influx of the Vietnamese refugees...
...Be-sides, the college is anxious to economize, and the Quarterly thus is a handy savings' in-strument...
...I regret the ambiguity...
...For whatever consolation it may be to Casey and bis par-tisans, the Quarterly goes out with a bang rather than a whimper...
...The publishing high point, of course, was its Berrigan issue, which had a press run of over 40,000 (double the Quarterly's normal figure), went into a German edition, and was converted into a paperback book with a print-ing of 50,000...
...For one thing, there is no heir apparent to Casey...
...The Quarterly was perhaps the best thing to emanate from Holy Cross since Michael Harrington and Phil Berrigan took their degrees...
...It regularly exceeds its $20,000 budget (the print-ing bill alone for the China issue is $38,000), and rubs some alumni the wrong way, to boot...
...So the Holy Cross Quarterly goes the way of Continuum and the Columbia Forum, proud publications that pro-jected precisely the image a campus publication should of a college and its concerns...
...The remarks were not so intended...
...The China issue is the most ambitious of its his-tory, and the most intellectu-ally prepossessing...
...JOHN DEEDY...
...The observations have been read as a reflection on the individuals cited in the column and on the U.S...
...In 1972, she said identification of Birthright and the Catholic Church would result in some women deciding not to seek its services and Protestant churches deciding not to of-fer support...
...Mrs...
...The 160-page issue, profusely il-lustrated, is available for $4 from the Quarterly office, Holy Cross College, Worces-ter, Mass., 01610...
...My hope in the begin-ning of Birthright was that this would become a truly ecumenical movement," she declared...
...Casey has put together a important li-brary item, featured by some provocative first-hand obser-vations of his own from a 1973-74 trip to China...
...In a way, it is, but the problem is that there are still too few Protestant churches involved...
...The Holy Cross Quarterly wasn't as famous as the other two...
...It is a tower of human glory . . . an everlast-ing memorial to innovative organization-a consecration to free enterprise...
...Now to see what happens...
...Anti-Abortion Front Trouble in the anti-abortion camp: the founder of Birth-right, a movement for provid-ing alternatives to women seeking abortion, is taking legal action against a dozen U.S...
...Summerhill, a Catho-lic who founded Birthright in 1968, has criticized Cardi-nal Cooke of New York and the New York Birthright of-fice for giving the movement Ľa "Catholic image...
...They were meant, instead, to reflect on certain agencies of government, par-ticularly the Department of Immigration, and on those who have cooperated with the department in its witch-hunts on aliens (such as the unnamed archdiocese of the item...
...Incidentally, since the item appeared, a delegation of Catholic bishops met with President Ford at the White House and urged amnesty for illegal aliens in the coun-try...
...Catholic Conference, which has long fought the good fight in behalf of aliens, notably through officials such as Msgr...
...In Ocean City, Md., mil-lionaire businessman Victor Frenkil opened his new $20 million, 24-story high-rise Golden Sands Club, which he calls the "Cadillac" of the new condominium...
...AM.D.G...
...The Quarter-ly's primary audience is Holy Cross' 21.000 alumni, who receive it free...
...That might assign onus, but it doesn't diminish the loss...
...The hearing was cordial...
...Louise Summerhill of Toronto charged Catholic chancery offices and charities' organizations in the U.S...
...Father William Van Etten Casey, S.J., who built the Quarterly into a colorful and scholarly publication (prov-ing once again that these qualities need not be mutually exclusive), has resigned for reasons of health...
...Brooks re-mained very supportive of Casey and the Quarterly throughout the years, and the decision to let the journal die is less his than it is some clerical pencil-pushers' in the :ollege's administration of-fices...
...It was around only eight years-but they were spec-tacular publishing years, as the Quarterly tackled topics ranging from the troubles in Ireland to town-and-gown re-lationships in Worcester...
...The Berrigan issue brought the wrath of many alumni down on Father John E. Brooks, S.J., college president, and for a time alumni con-ributions dipped...
...Folding it means money in the bank from a couple of directions...
...with being the "greatest obstacles" to the movement...

Vol. 102 • July 1975 • No. 9


 
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