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Vol. 1, No. 13
Diocese Went Forward
In 12-Month Period
Review of 1951’s Events Indicates Both Spiritual
And Material Progress in Local See
The passage of the year 1951 into
history next week will mark the
close of the Church’s Holy Year
extended to the world beyond
Rome—an extraordinary opportun
ity for grace and spiritual progress
—as well as the end of an event
ful 12 months in the growth and
development of the Diocese of Co
lumbus.
Thousands of Catholics in the
Diocese, like their brethren
throughout the world, took ad
vantage of the Holy Father’s ex
tension of the Jubilee year and
gained the plenary indulgence by
visiting designated churches, re
ceiving the Sacraments of Confes
sion and Holy Communion, and
reciting the prescribed prayers.
Motet pastors in the Diocese em
phasized the unusual character of
the year of grace by engaging spe
cial preachers to conduct missions
for the parishioners and help cre
ate in them the proper disposi
tion for the Holy Year indulgence.
As a mark of filial devotion to
the Holy Father, the 12th anni
versary of his solemn coronation
as Pope was observed with a sol
emn Pontifical Mass at St. Charles
Seminary, Columbus. On the same
day—March 12—Bishop Ready pre
sented the seminary with a special
Holy Year medal as a gift from
the Pope.
With the end of the current
year the Bishop will have complet
ed all but four days of the first
seven years of his spiritual direc
tion of the Diocese of Columbus.
In November, at the annual
General Meeting of the Bishops of
the U. S. in Washington, D. C., he
relinquished his post as Episcopal
Chairman of the NCWC Press de
partment, according to the custom
of rotating the administrative
posts, and became Chairman of the
Committee on Motion Pictures.
His Catholic Press month mes
sage in February called attention
to the fact that the Catholic Press
brings to light truths that are not
otherwise reported, and declared
that it “deserves unqualified sup
port.”
In May the Bishop opened the
Catholic Press convention in New
York with Mass in St. Patrick’s
Cathedral, and later delivered the
keynote address at the same meet
ing.
Eleven new priests joined the
ranks of the Diocesan clergy in
1951, ten of them ordained here
and one in Rome. Ordained in Co
lumbus were: the Rev. Joseph
Stanton, the Rev. Arthur Dimond,
the Rev. Charles Haluska, the Rev.
James P. Hanley, the Rev. Thomas
J. Lowery, the Rev. Robert L.
Noon, the Rev. William C. Patter-
50 Missions Mark
Spiritual Activity
Of Holy Year Here
The Holy Year about to come to
an end next week was a period of
intense spiritual activity in the
Columbus Diocese.
In outlining the conditions for
obtaining the Holy Year indul
gence last January Bishop Ready
suggested that insofar as possible
missions and retreats be arranged
for the people to enlighten them
in the riches of their faith and to
encourage them to share in the
Church’s treasury of merit.
Since that time 50 missions have
been conducted in the parishes of
the Diocese, with most of those in
the larger parishes continuing for
two weeks to give everyone an op
portunity to take part.
As a result, practically every
member of the Diocese has had
offered to him a week of spe
cial attention to the things that
are God’s by a series of appropri
ate sermons, special prayers, Con
fession and daily Mass.
Pastors engaged missionaries of
at least eight congregations to
preach the mission sermons and
conduct the exercises. These in
cluded Passionists, Dominicans,
Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Jes
uits, Paulists, Vincentians, Pre
cious Blood Fathers, and Priests
of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Mary.
Review of
(N.C.W.C. News Service)
The world, in a dismal state
when 1950 ended, took a slight
turn for the better as 1951 began
to edge its way from the calendar.
Persecution of the church con
tinued in 17 countries of the world.
The communistic Tito regime of
Yugoslavia conditionally “freed”
Archbishop Aloysius Stepinac of
Zagreb, after five years in prison,
shortly after Hungary’s commun
ists jailed Archbishop Josef Groesz
of Kalocsa, for 15 years. Towards
the close of the year there was still
some optimism over the cease-fire
negotiations between the United
Nations and communist forces in
Korea.
During the year, the Sacred Col
lege of Cardinals was reduced to
49 members by the deaths of Their
Eminences Francesco Cardinal
son, the Rev. John P. Tague, the
Rev. James E. Kraus, and the Rev.
John J. Casey. The Rev. Peter Ess
man was ordained in Rome.
Two other young men of the
Diocese were ordained in India
as Jesuit missionary priests. They
are: the Rev. James W. Cox, S.J.,
and the Rev. Daniel T. Rice, S.J.
Death came in 1951 for ten
priests, including a pastor and an
administrator, and a Dominican
serving as a chaplain in Korea.
Those who died, in chronological
order, were: the Rev. Francis
Horak, who had retired in 1930
the Rev. Cornelius Powers, O.C.
S.O., a Trappist monk at Geth
semane and a former priest of the
Columbus Diocese the Rev. George
F. Drescher of Cambridge, Ohio,
also a former priest of this Dio
cese the Rev. Francis Reynolds,
pastor emeritus of St. Francis par
ish, Columbus the Rev. Leo P.
Craig, O.P., former Aquinas High
School teacher, killed in Korea the
Rev. Joseph G. Bender, pastor of
St. Nicholas Church, Zanesville
the Rev. Henry H. Schumacher,
pastor emeritus of Immaculate
Conception Church, Kenton: the
Rev. Anthony Tague, retired pas
tor of St. Bernard’s Church, Cor
ning the Right Rev. Msgr. David
P. Quailey, pastor emeritus of St.
Mary’s Church, Lancaster and the
Rev. Edgar Hoffman, administrator
of Our Lady of Sorrows Church,
West Portsmouth. (Requiescant in
pace.)
Hqnors from the Holy Father
came to five priests of the Diocese.
Elevated to the rank of Domestic
Prelate were the Right Rev. Mon
signori Roland T. Winel, Secretary
to Bishop Ready John B. Dona
hie, Pastor of Holy Name Church,
Columbus, and Dean of the Central
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Diocese Gives
Generously To
Clothing Drive
Total of 66,221 Pounds Is
More Than Twice Last
Year’s Drive Figure
The Columbus Diocese this year
gave nearly two and a half times
as much clothing as last year in
response to the annual appeal of
the U. S. Bishops at Thanksgiving
for war victims in Europe and
Asia.
The total collected this year was
66,221 pounds, compared with last
year’s total of 27,313.
According to the Rev. William
E. Kappes, Director of Charities
and Hospitals, the 1951 drive yield
ed not only a greatly increased
amount, but also a better quality
of clothing.
He pointed out that a great num
ber of winter overcoats and other
much needed items were contrib
uted, and that much of the cloth
ing had been cleaned and repair
ed before being given away. Many
pastors had asked their congre
gations to make their clothing gifts
as serviceable as possible, he said.
Reports from Maspeth, Long Is
land, distribution center of the
War Relief Services N.C.W.C.
drive, indicated that quantities of
the clothing collected last month
already were on the way overseas.
It also was reported that the re
sults of this year’s clothing drive
throughout the nation will greatly
exceed last year’s.
NEW YORK—(NC)—A million
pounds of clothing, donated in the
Thanksgiving drive conducted
across the nation by War Relief
Services—National Catholic Wel
fare Conference for victims of war,
already has been distributed in
Korea, the agency has been inform
ed by the United Nations Com
mand general headquarters.
WRS N.C.W.C. reported that
Catholics of the country contribut
ed more than 5,000,000 pounds of
clothing, bedding and other relief
supplies in the Thanksgiving cam
paign.
Merchetti-Selvaggiana, 79, Dean of
the College Dennis Cardinal
Doughtery, 85, Archbishop of Phil
adelphia, and Adam Cardinal
Sapieha, Archbishop of Krakow. In
the United States, His Excellency
Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Ci
cognani announced the Pope estab
lished a new Province by erecting
Seattle as an Archdiocese and at
tached to it as suffragan Sees the
new dioceses of Yakima, Wash.,
and Juneau, Alaska, with the Vi
cariate of Alaska and also erect
ed fhe new Dioceses of Greens
burg, Pa., and Dodge City, Kans.
A flourishing Catholic Press was
signaled by the launching of six
new Catholic weeklies in the
Washington and Newark Arch
dioceses and the Worcester, Cam
den, Columbus, and Charleston di
oceses.
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Disclose Names Of
141 Missionaries
In China Prisons
HONG KONG —The names of
141 foreign Catholic missionaries
jailed in Red China have been re
leased by responsible Church offi
cials here.
The list includes the names of
18 Bishops and Archbishops, four
of them American.
The list carries the name of one
Canadian-born Bishop and 14 other
Canadian missionaries. It also in
cludes 22 Italians, 26 Germans, 41
French missionaries, 12 Belgians,
three Dutch priests, two Irish
priests, five Spaniards and one Po
lish nun.
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Two Chaplains
Are Decorated
For Heroism
WASHINGTON, (NC) Two
priest chaplains who served with
the 1st Marine Division in Korea
have been awarded the Bronze
Star Medal for heroism in bring
ing spiritual solace to wounded at
the front, the Navy Chaplain Corps
here has announced.
The Rev. (Lt.) John M. Quirk,
a Naval Reservist, was thrown 50
feet last May when a land mine
exploded beneath a truck which
was speeding him and litter bear
ers to a rifle company that had
suffered heavy casualties. Despite
painful cuts and bruises, the
Bronze Star citation said, he at
tempted to crawl back to the
burning truck to help the other
injured.
After hospitalization in Japan,
Father Quirk returned to the Unit
ed States and is now stationed at
the Naval Air Station, Memphis,
Tenn. He was born in Newton,
Mass., and is a priest of the Bos
ton Archdiocese. During World
War II he also served as a Navy
chaplain.
The Rev. (Lt. Comdr.) God
frey J. Reilly, C.P., was decorat
ed for his service with forward
medical units. “Displaying at all
times utter disregard for his per
sonal safety and comfort, he labor
ed long, arduous hours under ex
tremely adverse weather condi
tions, and often under enemy
fire,” his citation said.
The Passionist priest is a native
of Pittston, Pa. He served with
Marine air units in the South Pa
cific during World War II.
Another priest chaplain, the Rev.
(Lt. j.g.) John P. Fay, has receiv
ed a letter of commendation for
service with Destroyer Squadron
Eight during sustained operations
against enemy forces in Korean
waters. The Irish-born chaplain
frequently used helicopters and
high lines to transfer from one
ship to another in the course of
his duties. He is a Providence
diocese priest and now is station
ed at the Naval Training Center,
Great Lakes, Ill.
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Blessed Pius
Beatification of Pope Pius X,
above, in June was one of the
highlights of Church history in
the past year. Called the “Pope
of the Eucharist,” his reign from
1903 to 1914 was one of the glor
ies of the 20th century. Prelates
throughout the world are pro
moting the cause of his canoni
zation.
Year’s Church Events
LAST DAYS OF 1950
As 1950 drew to a close, His
Holiness Pope Pius XII officiated
at impressive Christmas Eve rites
of closing the Holy Doors, bring
ing the “year of the great return”
to a close in Rome, but the Holy
Father extended the Holy Year to
the entire world. It was estimated
that some 3,000,000 pilgrims pass
ed through the Door during the
year.
In his 12th Christmas message
to a divided world, the Pope called
for a close union of all free peo
ples of the world as the best in
surance for peace.
'The world was saddened by the
death of His Eminence Konrad
Cardinal von Preysing, 70, courage
ous Bishop of Berlin, which reduc
ed membership of the Sacred Col
lege of Cardinals to 52. Death also
fl
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The Catholic limes
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Doc. 28, 1951
NEW YORK, (NC)—The man
who has been handed by a UNESCO
agency the key position in the
project to write the history of
mankind is one who has been
called “emphatically and vigorous
ly atheistic” and “a dedicated
iconoclast who has litle mercy
either on God, or on those who be
lieve in Him.”
He also has been dismissed from
the faculty of one of the leading
American universities because his
“attitude toward faith and toward
spiritual growth” aroused a’storr
of protest from students and from
sources outside the school.
The man is Dr. Ralph E. Tur-,
net. His new job is chairman of
the editorial committee of the In
ternational Commission or a
Scientific and Cultural History of
Mankind.
The program is sponsored by i
the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organiza
tion (UNESCO), but the Commis
sion will operate with independ
ence. Because of the auspices,
and in view of the awed publicity
it already has received, this work
could well develop into the most
influential history ever produced.
The Commission is to have $600
000 and five years to turn out a
3.000,000-word definitive and un
biased work which will be called
“A History of Mankind.” Ulti
mately, 1,000 of the most prom
inent scholars round the world
will take part in the work.
For the present, the names of
the 10-man Commission and of
some 65 “corresponding members”
Pupils’ Pleas Win
Proclamations Of
Prayer for Peace
DULUTH, MINN.—(NC)—As the
result of requests made by young
sters in the sixth and seventh
grades of St. Elizabeth’s school
here, the Governors of four States
have issued proclamations for a
day of prayer for peace.
The youngsters wrote to the
Governors of all 48 States, stress
ing the need for universal prayer
for peace.
Gov. John Davis Lodge of Con
necticut set aside Good Friday as
a day foj prayer and fasting.
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Oldest Bishop Dies
LONDON (NC) Britain’s
Idest Bishop, Bishop William
Brown, Auxiliary of Southwark,
has died in a London hospital here
on December 16) at the age of 89.
Shows Wot
claimed Pittsburgh’s beloved Bish
top Hugh A. Boyle, 77, and Agnes
Repplier, 95, of Philadelphia, dean
of American essayists.
Mrs. Zinaida Supe, 37, plucky
Latavian widow and her four chil
dren, sponsored by War Reliei
Services—National Catholic Wel
fare Conference were given a royal
welcome in New York as the
200,000th displaced person to enter
the country. Pope Pius announced
that “beyond all doubt” the tomb
of St. Peter had been found in
excavations under St. Peter’s Bas
ilica.
JANUARY
Court action was launched in
New York to ban Roberto Rossel
lini's “The Miracle” movie after
Cardinal Francis Spellman termed
it an “open insult” to Catholics.
The 1951 Chair of Unity Octave,
Victims of Red War on Church
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On Sunday, December 30, Catholics throughout the United States will offer up prayers for those count
less millions of their brethren who suffer for their faith in countries where a war of persecution rages
against the Church. Along with Cardinal Mindszenty and Archbishop Stepinac they will recall many
other prelates, priests and religious victims of "arrests" and "trials." Hungary's Archbishop Josef
Groesz is shown left, before he was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison by the nation's communist
regime Prague's Archbishop Josef Beran, right, was banished from his See by Czech Reds Rev. Thomas
Langley, of Framingham, Mass, (center photo,) shows the position he had to hold for four hours during
his "trial" by Chinese communists, who finally expelled him from China, as they have many other mis
sionaries. (NC Photos)
LTN Agency’s History of Man
May Be Edited By Unbeliever
in some 35 different countries
have been announced.
Among the nine “corresponding
members” for the United States,
not one is from a Catholic insti
tution of learning. None of them
is known as a Catholic or for
any Catholic activity.
Prof. Julian S. Huxley of Eng
land has been named vice-chair
man of the Commission. It has
been said of him that he has been
“explicit in his denials of the ex
istence of God, or any human
need for God, and of any human
dependence on an active provi
dence of God.”
Listed first among the “cor
responding members” from Great
Britain is Earl Bertrand Russell,
whose appointment to th faculties
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Pontiff Calls Christian Order
Foundation of Genuine Peace
By Rev. Joseph J. Sullivan
Radio, N.C.W.C. News Service
VATICAN CITY—To a world af
flicted with “spiritual anemia,” His
Holiness Pope Pius XII offered to
day the help of the Church in
bringing about “a perfect Chris
tian order” as the only safe founda
tion and guarantee of genuine
peace.
Like its twelve predecessors, this
year’s Christmas Eve message of
the Holy Father was again dedicat
ed to the cause of peace: man’s
yearning for it and man’s failure to
achieve it.
The Pontiff rejected the notion of
those “who see in ‘armed peace’
the definitive and last word on the
subject.” He warned against that
“practical materialism” which re
gards terror weapons “as the sole
and principal consideration in the
question of peace.” He counseled
that disarmament, though desir
able in itself, “is an unstable
guarantee of lasting peace.”
“The heart of the problem of
peace is now of the spiritual or
der,” the Pope said. “The problem
is a spiritual lack, a spiritual defic
iency. Too rare in the world of to
day is the deeply Christian sense of
values too few are the true and
perfect Christians. In this way, men
themselves set obstacles in the way
of actuating the order willed by
God.
“Everyone must be convinced of
this spiritual element inherent in
the danger of war. To awaken that
conviction is in the first place the
duty of the Church, and her pri
mary contribution to the peace to
day.”
observed throughout the world,
was termed the greatest ever in
the United States.
The free world stormed with in
dignation when Bishops Paul Goj
dik, Byzantine Ordinary of Presov,
and Michael Buzalka, Auxiliary of
Trnava, drew life sentences, and
Jan Vojtassak, of Spis, 24 years,
following a mock trial by Czech
Reds in Bratislava. Bishop Ceslaus
Kaczmarek, 55, of Kielce, Poland,
was reported under house arrest
by the Polish Red regime. The
Catholic Hour radio program was
carried by 143 stations, largest
number in the program’s 20-year
history.
FEBRUARY
Some 60,000 persons jammed
Kumasi for the first Africa Gold
Coast Eucharistic Congress. The
I nation s Junior Catholic Daugh-
HI-1SPAPER Division
Clio M’JsE’ui
Diocese Joins Nation In Prayer
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Bishop, 81, Is
Sentenced To
Forced Labor
LONDON, (NC)—Bishop August
ine Pacha of Timisoara, Rumania,
who has been sentenced to 18
years in prison, is again doing forc
ed labor on construction of the
Danube-Black Sea canal, accord
ing to a Vatican Radio broadcast
heard here.
Bishop Pacha is now 81 years
of age. He had been imprisoned
for a long time before his “trial”
earlier this year. Reports receiv
ed here before the “trial” had stat
ed that he was then doing forced
labor on the canal project.
The Vatican Radio broadcast
added that there are 37 Catholic
priests now forced to work on the
canal. Fifteen priests have al
ready died as a result of forced
labor there, it stated.
Dealing with those “who wrong
ly consider the Church as a kind of
earthly power” and demand from
her “a definite election in favor of
one or the other side,” the Pontiff
said:
“There can be no question of the
Church renouncing her political
neutrality for the simple reason
she cannot serve purely political
ends.” Those who want to make the
Church “their ally or the instru
ment of their political alliances ..
would bring her down to the same
level on which conflicting tempor
al interests are locked in struggle.”
On the other hand, the Pope reaf
firmed the right of the Church to
speak and judge on the problems of
the day, “for God is never neutral
toward human events and so
neither can His Church be.”
Taking issue with those “who de
mand the neutrality of the
Church,” the Pope declared: “The
Church cannot forget for an in
stant that her role of representa
tive of God on earth does not per
mit her to remain indifferent, even
for a single moment, between
‘good’ and ‘evil’ in human affairs.
If that were asked of her, she
would have to refuse and the faith
ful on both sides would have
to understand and respect her
stand.”
The Church’s contribution to the
cause of peace derives from her
“unique title which transcends ev
ery earthly thing and stems imme
diately from God,” the Pontiff con
tinued. It was the mission of Christ
“to establish peace between man
and God, between .nen themselves
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Id Took Turn for Better At Clot
ters of America marked their 25th
founding anniversary February 22.
Msgr. J. Lennox Federal of Ral
eigh, N. C., was named Auxiliary
Bishop of Salt Lake.
Catholic Association for Inter
national Peace petitioned Congress
to send 2,000.000 tons of grain to
famine-hit India. Gallery of Living
Catholic Authors 1951 awards went
to Msgr. Ronald A. Knox and Louis
de Wohl. The Catholic world mark
ed the second anniversary of Car
dinal Josef Cardinal Mindszenty’s
imprisonment by Hungary’s Reds.
After two-month showing, ‘-‘The
Miracle,” controversial movie, was
banned in New York State by the
Board of Regents. A broadcast by
Pope Pius XII opened a Lenten
drive among U.S. school children
to aid child war victims and par
ishes of the nation took part in
To the Reverend Clergy, Diocesan and Regular,
To the Members of the Religious Communities,
And to the Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus.
My beloved Brethren:
•‘We Are Easily
Satisfied With
The Best”
Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year
Nation To Beseech God s Mercy
In Victims of Red Persecution
Bishop Ready this week called on the Priests, Religious, and Faith
ful of the Columbus Diocese to observe in the fullest possible manner
the Day of Prayer and Reparation set for Sunday, Dec. 30, by the U. S.
Hierarchy.
In a pastoral letter announcing the observance, the Bishop said:
“We shall join our prayers and sacrifices with our Brethren through
out the country in petition for God’s mercy on the victims of perseca*
tion behind the Iron Curtain and in the Orient.”
The Day of Prayer and Reparation, the Bishop pointed out, will be
“an opportunity to proclaim publicly to the world our staunch loyalty
to Jesus Christ and to His Holy Church, and to pray for peace among
all nations.”
The text of the Bishop’s letter follows:
Official
DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS
198 East Broad Street
Columbus 15, Ohio
Sunday, December 30, 1951, will be observed as a Day of Prayer
and Reparation by the Priests, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese
of Columbus. We shall join our prayers and sacrifices with our
Brethren throughout the country.in petition for God’s mercy on the
victims of persecution behind the Iron Curtain and in the Orient.
At all the Masses that morning Pastors and Chaplains will be
eager to preach well prepared sermons on the extent and signifi
cance of the persecution. They will arrange for special devotions
during the day at times convenient for the Faithful.
Under the usual conditions, permission is hereby given for
Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day in
Churches and Chapels of the Diocese. Holy Hour devotions should
include special acts of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, the
Litany and Memorare of Our Lady and the Litany of All Saints.
The Oratio Imperata pro re gravi, “Contra Persecutors Ec
clesiae,” should be added to all Masses for Sunday, December 30th.
The Day of Prayer and Reparation will be an opportunity to
proclaim publicly to the world our staunch loyalty to Jesus Christ
and to His Holy Church and to pray for peace among all nations. It
will be a day to meditate on the words of our Lord when He spoke
to His disciples on the Mount—“Blessed are they who suffer perse
cution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed
are you when they shall revile you and persecute you, and speak all
that is evil against you untruly for my sake.” (St. Matthew, V 10, 11).
It will be a day to stand in admiration of the thousands of heroes of
our Holy Faith—Bishops, Priests. Religious and Faithful—who have
endured in the Holy Name of Christ the cruelty and tyranny of athe
istic despots.
No chapter in the long history of persecution against Christ’s
Church is more glorious than that written today by the heroes of our
common Catholic Faith. The Church suffers expropriation of her
Churches and schools, the suppression of her press, the destruction
of her religious and lay organizations. The faithful face mass de
portations, enslavement, starvation, the dissolution of families and
the perversion of their children. The Clergy and Religious are false
ly accused, dragged into courts which are travesties of justice, im
prisoned, tortured and killed. A paralyzing fear, so Inhuman and so
widespread as to stagger the mind, pervades the very atmosphere
in countries now under the bloody domination of the haters of God.
Yet the miracle of the ages continues. Millions of indomitable men
profess their loyalty to the common ideals of humankind, to the
Church, and to God. They are the glory of the Church today. They
are the hope of a free and decent world tomorrow.
In our prayers for peace on the Day of Reparation we shall
implore Almighty God to keep our Country strong in the determina
tion to protect our institutions of justice, dignity and liberty as well
as to promote the common welfare of all citizens. We shall pray
for the conversion of persecutors and all enemies of God. We shall
ask for the blessing of fidelity and perseverance on all who suffer
in defense of God’s rights and human dignity. We shall petition
God’s bountiful mercy on the Clergy and Sisters presently subjected
to the most horrible cruelties in the (Mice flourishing mission land of
China.
Confronted with the growing fury of the persecutor and the
appalling indifference of the world to basic human decency we hum
bly implore God to accept our prayers and sacrifices for the blessing
of peace among all people and for the recognition of His law among
the rulers of all nations. Through the Queen of Peace. Our Immacu
late Mother, we beseech Christ, Our Lord, to regard mercifully our
prayers and to inspire us to work more zealously for the defense of
His Kingdom on earth.
The passing‘of the old year and
the arrival of the new will be
marked with a special Holy Hour
in St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus,
Monday, Dec. 31, beginning at 11
p. m.
Special prayers of thanksgiving
will be offered for God’s abundant
mercies and blessings throughout
I the $5,000,000 Laetare Sunday
drive for the Bishops Fund for
War Victims.
MARCH
Pope Pius XII, Church’s 261st
Pontiff, reached his 75th birthday
and world’s Catholics marked 12th
anniversary of his election, coro
nation as Pope. In Munich, Ger
many, Cardinal Michael von Faul
haber was feted on his 82nd birth
day. Czech communist regime ban
ished Archbishop Josef Beran from
Prague, levied a fine against him.
Archbishop Aloisius J. MuencH,
Bishop of Fargo, N. D., was named
Papal Nuncio to Germany.
New York’s Auxiliary Bishop
Thomas J. McDonnell, who had
been for many years U.S. head of
the Society for the Propagation of
the Faith, was named Coadjutor
with rightt of succession to Bish-
December 17, 1951
Devotedly in Christ,
MICHAEL J. READY
Bishop of Columbus
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Holy Hour Scheduled New Years Eve
At 11 P. M. in St.l Joseph Cathedral
the past year and for His contin
ued graces during the coming
year.
The sermons during the Holy
Hour will be delivered by the Rev.
George Fulcher and the Rev.
James Geiger, assistants at the
Cathedral.
e of 1951
op John J. Swint of Wheeling, W.
Va. Some 40,000,000 persons saw
“Hill No. 1,” Easter television pro
gram produced by the Rev. Patrick
Peyton, C.S.C., Family Rosary Cru
sade founder. Burke Walsh,
N.C.W.C. News Service assistant di
rector, marked 25 years with the
news agency.
Notre Dame U. selected John
Henry Phelan, Beaumont, Tex.,
philantropist, as 1951 Laetare
Medalist St. Peter’s College, Jer
sey City, N. J., chose Frederick
W. Mansfield, Boston attorney, for
Rerum Novarum Medal Munde
lein College, Chicago, picked Mary
Tinley Daly of Washington,
N.C.W.C. Feature Service column
ist, for Magnificat Medal, and
French philosopher Jacques Mari
tain was awarded American Cath
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