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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 152

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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It's still the SAME Catholic Church! ft COMIC BOOK REVIVAL Comic books, long the province of small fry, are growing in popularity among high school and college-age youngsters. Marvel Comics, run by Stan Lee, a creative writer in his early 40's, publishes the adventures of nine super-heroes including Captain America. The Human Torch, Spider Man, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk and Mighty Thor. These bizarre stories, drawn in Pop-Art style, are similar in appeal to the outlandish Homeric myths and legends of past generations. Another big comic seller on the youth market is Head Comix created by Robert Crumb, a young, mad genius from San Francisco. Crumb's drawings are published in underground papers and in an anthology recently put out by Viking Press. Head Comix strips resemble old Popcye cartoons and Barney Google, but unlike the Sunday funnies, the strips lean heavily on sex, drugs and politics for their subject matter. The comic book revival is all part of the rapidly expanding youth culture in America. It may not seem so, with all the changes made in recent years. Changes, for example, in the language, music and ceremonials of the Mass! In some regulations and devotions! In certain institutional structures! In the role of the laity . . . the garb of religious . . . the emphasis on social concerns ... the new communion with other Christian church Ixxlies. Christians of our time, of course, have never witnessed changes in the Church which seem so revolutionary. And some may wonder if the winds and waves of renewal and reform that sweep against "the rock of Peter" may not have changed the very nature of the ancient Church. Actually, however ... in its doctrines and the essentials of the Faith . . . the Church has not changed at all. It is still the custodian of the full deposit of Christian truth... still the divinely-instituted channel of sacramental grace ...still the same Catholic Church! What's happening in the Church today is not a revolution, but another milestone in the evolution and maturing of Christianity to meet the ever-changing spiritual needs of mankind. We call it "The Christian Pilgrimage" and we've just published a pocket-size pamphlet under that title which we are sure you will find highly interesting and enlightening. It's free nd we invite your request for a copy. This easy-to-read pamphlet gives you a graphic picture of Christianity in its often-turbulent evolution through eight critical ages in its history . . . the Age of Witness to Christ, Age of Missionaries, Age of Reformers, Age of Teachers, Ae of Critics, Age of Catholic Defenders, Age of Ra-. tionalism, and the still unfinished era of Liberalism. We're sure you will enjoy reading "The Christian Pilgrimage" and you are welcome to a copy free without obligation. Write today ask for Pamphlet PR-29. We'll send it promptly . . . nobody will call on you. lohn D. Rockefeller 3d. HOW TO TREAT YOUTH How should adults treat students who rebel? Should they be treated as Communists, foreign agents, anarchists, revolutionaries, de-spoilers, rioters or juvenile delinquents? John D. Rockefeller 3d (Princeton, class of '29), chairman of the board of the Rockefeller Foundation, says there are three courses open to the older generation. "One is backlash and suppression. We caught frightening glimpses of what this would be like in Chicago and Mexico Cily. If we choose this route, the only victors will be the small fringe of extremists who want to see our society destroyed." The second response of "apathy or muted hostility," Rockefeller believes, "basically avoids the issues or yields grudgingly in a kind of tokenism. It is not working very well, and if I am right that the youth revolt of today is sornething more than the normal rebelliousness of the young, then it will not work at all in the long run " The third course "is simply to be responsive to trust our young people, to listen to them, to understand them, to let them know that we care deeply about them. "In my judgment, the key to sustaining the energy and idealism of youth is more direct and effective action on the problems about which young people are concerned the problems of our cities, of our environment, of racial injustice, of irrelevant and outmoded teachings, of poverty, of war. . . . "We must take as seriously as do the young the great Judeo-Christian values of our heritage. We must be as dedicated as they in fighting injustices and improving our laws. We must take responsibility for resolving the massive problems of our society." Rockefeller is the father of four children, was for years president of American Youth Hostels and.despite his 62 years, stays in close touch with the leading youth movements throughout the world. WHAT YOUTH IS READINC The Autobiography of Malcolm X Siddharlha by Herman Hesse Young Radicals by Kenneth Keniston Strangers in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein Arrogance of Power by Sen. William . Fulbright FREE Mail Coupon Today! Plcai unJ m FrM PompttM tnlilltd "lh Chrillion Pilgrimage." Name J" I I n 19 I I Address. State City -Zip- IRONY Servicemen returning from Vietnam report that marijuana in that bedeviled country is easy to come by, that it is one of th.e staples of the black market, a pack of ten "joims" costing $1. How ironical that in defending so-called "vital U.S. interests in Southeast Asia," so many CI's should be exposed to such un-American evils. St MUSIC AND YOUTH To truly understand young people, you must listen to their music. Rock 'n' roll music, like youth, is fast, driving, harsh, frenetic, critical, yearning yet filled with visions of a new world. At an early age, kids learn about the great developments in rock 'n' roll: the Elvis Presley-Chuck Berry tradition, carried on by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; the Motown sound, mostly black soul music from Detroit; the San Francisco renaissance, led by electric rock groups like the lefferson Airplane; the folk-protest movement, exemplified by singers )oan Baez and Bob Dylan. Rock 'n' roll stations abound in every major city. Publications cater to the growing young audience. Probably the best is Rolling Stone magazine, written on a sophisticated level and published in San Francisco. (Subscriptions $f a year, write: 746 Brannan St., San Francisco, Calif. 94103). KIUGHTS of COLUItlBUS RELIGIOUS INFORMATION BUREAU 3473 SOUTH GRAND, ST. LOUIS, MO. 63118 UNFORGETTABLE! I8JJ.1881 include F DISCOVER AMERICA A Ml of leven different 50c California Cold ptecet. 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