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Vol. No. 18
Three Priests Receive
New Assignments Feb. 1
New Diocesan Director of Lay Retreats Named
Two C.I.C.M. Fathers Come To Columbus
Three priests received new ap
pointments this week from Bishop
The Rev. Edward F. Healey, pro
fessor of Latin and English at St.
Charles Seminary, Columbus, is the
new Director of Lay Retreats for
the Diocese of Columbus. He re
places the Rev. John H. Eyerman,
pastor of Holy Spirit parish, Co
lumbus, who has been the Director
of Lay Retreats since August, 1949.
Father Healey was born in Co
lumbus and was graduated from St.
Charles Seminary, Columbus. He
completed his studies for the
priesthood at Mt. St. Mary Semi
nary, Norwood and was ordained
by the Most Rev. James J. Hartley
Dec. 18, -1943.
Previous to his appointment on
the teaching staff of the Seminary,
Father Healey’s other assignments
School Office Continues
Survey of 1949 Graduates
A survey of the 1949 graduates
of Columbus Catholic high schools,
being conducted by the Diocesan
School office, is nearly completed,
the Rev. Bennett C. Applegate,
Acting Superintendent of Schools,
reported this week. Results of the
survey will be used in formulating
a vocational guidance program for
the high schools.
A copy of the questionnaire sent
to the graduates is reproduced on
page eight of this week’s Catholic
Times for those who did not re
ceive or have mislaid the original
Outstanding Sj
At ’52 Family ]jfe
Representative Eugene J. Mc
Carthy of Minnesota will be one of
the featured speakers at the 1952
National Catholic Conference on
Family Life, which will be held in
Columbus from March 24 to 26.
Before he entered politics, Mr.
McCarthy was widely known as a
Catholic educator. He taught at St.
John’s University, o 11 e eville,
Minn., and later headed the soci
ology department at St. Thomas’
College, St. Paul, Minn.
Bishop Michael J. Ready of Co
lumbus, who will be host to the
convention, and the Rev. Dr. Ed
gar Schmiedeler, O.S.B., director of
the Family Life Bureau, National
Catholic Welfare Conference, at
tended a recent meeting of the ar
rangements committee at which
the Rev. Thomas F. Duffy, com
mittee head, presided.
The committee decided that 19
were to St. Joseph Cathedral, Co
lumbus, Immaculate Conception
parish, Kenton and St. Joseph par
ish, LaRue.
The Rev. Hilary Van de Velde,
C.I.C.M., has been appointed admin
istrator of St. Cyprian parish, Co
lumbus. He succeeds the Rev. Rene
Martens, C.I.C.M., who is going to
St. Malachy parish in Philadelphia.
Father Van de Velde comes to
Columbus from Philadelphia where
he worked for five years with the
colored people of that city.
The Rev. Francis Van Hee,
C.I.C.M., has been appointed as
sistant pastor of St. Dominic par
ish, Columbus, to succeed the Rev.
Paul Delaere who is going to Mary
hill Seminary, Pineville, La.
Father Van Hee, newly arrived
in the United States, comes to Co
lumbus from Harrisburg, Pa.
The Most Reverend Bishop announces the following appoint
Effective February 1, 1952
The Reverend Edward F. Healey appointed Diocesan Director of
Lay Retreats.
The Reverend Hilary Van de Velde, C.I.C.M., appointed Ad
ministrator, St. Cyprian’s Parish, Columbus.
The Reverend Francis Van Hee, C.I.C.M,, appointed Assistant
Pastor, St. Dominic’s Parish, Columbus.
By Order of the Most Reverend Bishop,
Chan ?ellor
Luncheon Club Sets Talk
By Retreat League Head
The Catholic Men’s Luncheon
Club will hear Cornelius J. Tracy
of St. Michael Parish, Worthington,
speak on the retreat movement at
the next meeting of the Catholic
Men’s Luncheon Club in the Vir
ginia Hotel this Friday, Feb. 1, at
noon. Mr. Tracy recently was in
stalled as the new president of the
Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League
of the Columbus Diocese.
All Catholic men are eligible to
attend the luncheon club’s meet
ings, which are held on the first
Friday of each month.
leakers Slated
sessions will be held during the
convention, each closely related to
the convention theme, “The Home,
A Little Church.” The committee
announced that speakers from all
sections of the country will take
part in the sessions. They include:
Dr. Dorothy Donley Dowd, Wash
ington, D. C. Helen E. Peixotto,
chief clinical psychologist, Child
Center, the Catholic University of
America, Washington Sister Mau
reen, College of St. Scholastica,
Duluth, Minn. Mrs. John S. Reilly,
New York president, National Cath
olis Conference on Family Life
the Rev. William R. Clark, O.P.,
sociology professor, o v i dence
(R.I.) College Mrs. Alfred Berger,
Cincinnati, feature contributor to
Worship magazine Abbot Igna
tius Esser, O.S.B., St. Meinrad’s
(Ind.) Abbey and Seminary the
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Thia Is ths major oporating room in the new gynecological department. Shown prepping for surgery are
Dr. John De Marco, resident physician, and two nurses: Mrs. Evelyn Luckemeyer, left, and Mrs. Wretha
Catholic Press Chief Answers
Thomas Sugrue’s 'Half-Truths'
F. A. Fink Tells Time Editor So-Called ‘Catholic
Journalist' Does Not Represent Church
F. A. Fink
A. Fink, president of the Catholic
Press Association, has written
Henry Luce, publisher of Time,
protesting that opinions expressed
by Thomas Sugrue, quoted in the
January 21 issue of the weekly
news magazine, are “not at all
representative of Catholic
thought.” Time reprinted in part
an article by Sugrue published in
The Christian Herald.
“Your religion editor calls Sug
rue ‘a Roman Catholic journalist
and author’. Why?” asked Mi.
Fink. “Just because he was born
into a Catholic family? A better
designation would have been ‘a
journalist who claims to be a Cath
“A look at Sugrue’s autobi
ography (‘Stranger in the Earth’,
published by Holt in April, 1948)
would have convinced your editor
that religiously Sugrue is a very
confused man. By his own admis
sion he has had little, ’f any train-
World Has Tot
Writer Says
A recent column in the Colum
bus Citizen endorsing birth con
trol drew sharp rejoinders this
week from readers who, for the
most part, considered the article
insulting and immoral.
Columnist Mrs. Walter Ferguson
argued that “some way must be
found to stop the rising birth rate”
in countries like China, India, Ja
pan. and Africa.
She declared that “the world’s
best thinkers” believe hunger can
not be alleviated until the world
population is reduced. To support
her argument she named three of
the w.b.t’s as Bertrand Russell, Jus
tice William 0. Douglas, and Jawa
harlal Nehru.
Mrs. Patrick Kirwin of 1369 Elm
wood Avenue called Mrs. Fergu
son’s column “the kind of pagan
rationalizing we have come to ex
pect from the secularist thinkers of
our day, all of whom completely ov
erlook the spiritual equation.”
She cited studies made by U. S.
Dept, of Agriculture scientists
showing that while more than 50
percent of the earth’s surface is ar
able, only 10 percent is under cul
tivation. (The Citizen neglected to
print this part of her letter, how
R. E. Christin wrote that “as a
parent of eight, four of whom have
worn the Navy uniform, I vigor
ously protest your judgment in
The Catholic limes
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Fob. 1, 1952
ing in his religion he reveals
prejudices against the Church he
does not seem to accept its spirit
ual authority, and he is not ac
quainted with its literature.”
Commenting on Time’s observa
tion that Sugrue “is upset by dis
cord between Catholics and Pro
testants” and that he “thinks that
his own Church—particularly in
the U. S.—deserves a good share
of the blame .. Mr. Fink asked
Mr. Luce: “But is he qualified to
speak for Catholics or even as a
In his letter to the Christian
Herald, which Time reported, Sug
rue “doesn’t reopen heresies” but
“he does play on half truths,”
wrote Mr. Fink.
“The stock charges, reiterated by
Sugrue, that the Catholic Church
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This step goes further than the
previous arrangement whereby
from 1942 until the end of flic
war Japan was represented at the
Vatican by an Envoy Extraordi
nary, Ken Harada. This did not
establish normal diplomatic rela
tions. Under that arrangement the
Holy See was represented in Japan
by an Apostolic Delegate not ac-
Many People,
arents Protest
publishing such insulting, un-Amer
ican philosophy.”
“Why do you not devote your
space,” he asked, “to more posi
tive education that will produce
law-abiding and God-fearing citi
zens? ... As an editor and leader
in our community you will be ex
pected to answer for this article.”
“How can we ever expect peace
on earth,” Mr. and Mrs. John A.
McAndrews wrote, “when our news
papers condone the greatest sin
against God’s laws?”
Earl Potts, president, and Louis
F. Von Ville, secretary of the St.
James the Less Holy Name Society,
pointed out that “the way to de
feat Communism is to follow God’s
law and not the laws and by-laws
of such groups that approve birth
control and hold it up as the only
salvation for our country.”
Other letters of protest were
signed by W. E. Poly, president of
the St. Aloysius Holy Name So
ciety Margaret Maxwell, F. W.
Cavanaugh, Hugh J. Dorrian, Sr.,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Grimes, and Jos
eph F. Long.
Only one letter favored Mrs. Fer
guson’s opinion. “I was very happy
to read Mrs. Walter Ferguson’s ar
ticle on planned parenthood,"
wrote Mrs. Robert B. Greene. Mrs.
Greene is chairman of publicity for
the Planned Parenthood Center in
Chancery Office
Issuefl Warning
Two persons have boon solicit
ing funds from Catholic families
in Columbus. One claims to be a
Benedictine brother. Nothing is
known about this man.
The other has boon soliciting
funds from the former subscrib
ers of the "Vincentian" maga
zine asking funds for the Clare
tian Fathers. The salesman
states that the Claretiens are
coming into the Diocese to train
young men for the Diocese.
There Is no truth in this.
"Extension" magazine, pub
lished by The Catholic Church
Extension Society, is the only
magazine which now enjoys a
letter of approval for magazine
solicitation in the Diocese of Co
Catholic citizens are caution
ed about giving Mass Intentions
to unauthorized solicitors. Stip
ends for Masses should be given
to the parish priests or sent to
the Missions Office, Society for
the Propagation of the Faith,
246 E. Town Street, Columbus
15, Ohio.
Vatican And Japan Propose
Complete Diplomatic Relations
Full Exchange Sought By Japanese As ‘Normal Step'
In Restoration of Nation’s World Status
By Rev. Patrick O'Connor
(Radio, N.C.W.C. News Service)
TOKYO The Japanese govern
ment has asked to have full diplo
matic relations with the Holy See,
and the Holy See has agreed. Notes
to this effect were exchanged on
January 23 between Archbishop
Maximilian de Furstenberg, Apos
tolic Delegate to Japan, and Vice
Foreign Minister Sadao Iguchi, rep
resenting Premier Shigeru Yoshida
who is also foreign minister.
The news has been widely pub
lished in the Japanese press and
radio. Asahi Shimbun, one of Ja
pan’s largest newspapers, carried a
photograph of the Archbishop and
Mr. Iguchi. No editorial comments
have appeared in newspapers so
When diplomatic relations with
the Holy See were proposed about
20 years ago, considerable discus
sion was aroused. Japanese Budd
hists were strongly opposed. Now,
according to a foreign ministry
source, the decision was made, an
nounced and apparently accepted
as a normal step in the restoration
of Japan’s diplomatic connections
with the world.
The Cabinet voted on the de
cision and will also vote on the ap
pointment of the diplomat chosen
to represent Japan at the Vatican.
The Legislature does not vote on
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Mrs. N. F. Rennie,
Mother Of Priest
Buried Thursday
Mrs. Nellie Faivey Rennie, moth
er of the Rev. Leonard Faivey,
pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes
church. Marysville, Ohio, died
Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the home of
her son in W. Newton, Massachus
etts. She was 86 years old.
Besides Father Faivey, Mrs. Ren
nie is survived by two’sens, Frank
of W. Newton and John, of Dor
chester, Mass., and a daughter, Mrs.
Paul Walsh of S. Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Rennie was buried from St.
Bernard church, W. Newton, Thurs
day, Jan. 31.
St. Ann’s Hospital Will Show Public Its New Equipment At “Open House” Sunday, Feb. 10th
The Hospital continues its care of young dependent children. Sister Julia, supervisor, Is shown attend
ing to one of her charges In the nursery for youngsters from 4 to 9 months old. Tho up-to-date cribs
are part of the new equipment.
u mink
-0 'J 3 (js i
Innocent Victim
credited to the Japanese govern
ment. Now Japan plans to send a
Minister to the Vatican, while the
Vatican will be represented re
ciprocally here by an Inter-nuncio
accredited to the Japanese govern
Premier Yoshida included the
announcement of the negotiations
for Japan’s diplomatic relations
with the Vatican in his address at
the opening session of the Diet on
January 23. In a statement an
nouncing the exchange of notes,
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
said that the Japanese government
and the Holy See made the decision
“desiring to maintain and further
the amicable relations existing be
tween them.”
Sister Anthony, 52 (above) is the
nun who was shot through the
heart on the steps of the Con
vent of the Sisters of Charity of
St. Vincent de Paul in Ismailia,
Suez Canal Zone city under fire
from Egyptian terrorists. The
former Bridget Ann Timbers of
Peekskill, N. Y„ her violent
death created an international
incident, with British Army of
ficials blaming Egyptian thugs
for the killing, and Egyptian
spokesmen accusing British sol
diers. Acting Foreign Minister
Ibrahim Farag Pasha of Egypt
expressed "deep concern, sor
row, and regret" to U. S. Ambas
sador Jefferson Caffrey at the
slaying of the nun. U. S. Consul
Ellis Johnson of Port Said went
to Ismailia to investigate the
case, and a British Military court
also is making inquiries into her
CWV Post Will
Sponsor Lenten
Radio Programs
Our Lady of Fatima Post of the
Catholic War Veterans will spon
sor a 15-minute Rosary broadcast
five nights a week (Monday to Fri
day) throughout Lent at 10:15 p. m.
over Station WHKC, Columbus.
This will be the second year the
CWV post has undertaken the ser
ies, entitled “Prayers for Peace.”
Planning details of the program
are James H. King, Commander of
the post the Right Rev. Msgr. Rol
and T. W’inel, post chaplain and
John Moses, WHKC program man
Msgr. Harry S. Connelly
Shamrock Club Chaplain
The Very Rev. Msgr. Harry S.
Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph Ca
thedral, Columbus, has been ap
pointed Chaplain of the Shamrock
Club by Bishop Ready,- it was an
nounced this week.
The Shamrock Club is a local
organization of Catholic laymen of
Irish extraction. The Club was
founded to insure the religious cel
ebration of St. Patrick’s Day, March
17, by attendance at Mass and the
reception of Holy Communion fol
lowed by the annual St. Patrick’s
Day breakfast.
$500,000 Improvement Program
Completed At St, Ann ’s Hospital
To Be Blessed Sunday, Feb. 10th
Begin Course
On Matrimony
At Lockbourne
A series of marriage preparation
lecture-discussions was scheduled
to begin Thursday, Jan. 31, at Lock
bourne Air Force Base under the
direction of the Rev. (Lt.) Frank
H. Ebner, Catholic Chaplain.
The Rev. Francis Schweitzer, as
sistant pastor of Corpus Christi
Church, Columbus, was to open the
series with a talk on the present
condition of marriage, and the
Christian ideal.
The remaining eight talks, to be
given on successive Thursdays at
7 p. m. in Lockbourne’s East Chap
el, will cover the following sub
The qualities to look for in your
partner the elements of true and
of false love the purpose, dura
tion, aad place of courtship mas
culine and feminine psychology
home economics the knowledge,
distribution, and use of revenues
and services in the home Marriage
as a Sacrament and as a vocation
Church law and civil law concern
ing marriage and the marriage
Names of other priests who will
speak in the series will be an
nounced later, Father Ebner said.
Minister Asks
For Prayer In
Public Schools
A Presbyterian pastor added his
voice in Columbus this week to the
growing chorus of demands that be
lief in God and the moral law be
taught in public schools.
Dr. Edward W. Stimson of the
Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincin
nati, attending the Ohio Pastors
Convention, told reporters Monday
that “teachers themselves, with ad
vice and encouragement of local
boards of education, should teach
religion and have prayers in class
“Belief in God and the religious
basis of morality still can be
taught,” he said. “In line with this
conviction, the state of New York
recently prescribed that prayers be
said at the beginning of each school
day. The prayers have been clear
with Protestant, Roman Catho
lic, and Jewish leaders as accept
able to all.”
He disclosed that in Cincinnati
a Board of Education committee
has been studying a similar pro
Library’ Unit Meets Feb. 9
The Columbus Unit of the Cath
olic Library Association will meet
at the Ohio Archaeological and
Historical Museum. North High
and Fifteenth Sts., Columbus, Sat
urday, February 9, at 2 p. m. John
O. Marsh, Curator of History nd
Librarian, will talk about the facil
ities of the Museum Library and
conduct a tour.
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yea
‘Open House’ ill Give Public Opportunity To Inspect
New Surgery Department and Other Equipment
St. Ann’s Hospital, since 1907 a major factor in the social welfare
of the people of Columbus, will demonstrate its greatly increased use
fulness to the community Sunday, Feb. 10, when it asks the public to
inspect its modernized building and expanded facilities.
Bishop Ready will bless the renovated hospital at 4 p. m., follow
ing an “open house” scheduled to begin at 1 p. m.
Mother M. Roseanne, Administra
tor of the Hospital, in extendin'
an invitation to the public to taic
part in the Feb. 10 observance, ex
pressed her gratitude to the com
munity for its support of the insti
Completion of the $500,000
project, begun in March, 1950, add
a full department of gynecologic?’
surgery fthat is, surgery relating to
diseases of women), with beds for
20 patients, major and minor op
erating rooms, laboratory, central
supply room, and improved X-ray
The new gynecology department
occupies the second floor which
formerly was occupied by depend
ent children between the ages of 2
and 6. These were transferred to
St. Vincent’s Orphanage, Columbus,
in September, 1950.
The Hospital’s maternity depart
ment, for which it has become fa
mous. remains on the third floor,
with improved and expanded facil
Where there was one general
nursery for babies, for example,
there now are four regular nurser
ies, an isolation nursery for babies
requiring special treatment, and
one for prematurely bom infants.
Also added are 10 more beds,
raising the capacity of the materni
ty department from 30 to 40 pa
The hospital will continue to
care for dependent children under
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Priest Sentenced
As Tito's Regime
Wars On Church
LONDON—(NC)—Another priest
in Yugoslavia has been sentenced
to a long prison term, a Catholic
woman has been imprisoned for
harboring “war criminals.” and
the official communist newspaper
in Belgrade has again accused
priests of “anti-state” activities.
At the same time, news has
reached here stating that the Yugo
slav government maintains at leas'
60 large and small concentration
camps confining more than 200,000
political prisoners, including an un
specified number of nuns and 280
These reports, it is pointed out
here, serve to confirm the recent
editorial comment in II Quotidiano.
Italian Catholic Action daily, that
the Yugoslav communist regime
persists in its war against the
Church and pursues tactics similar
to those of the Red regimes behind
the Iron Curtain.
Rectory At St. Aloysius’
To Be Blessed By Bishop
Bishop Ready will dedicate and
bless the new rectory at St. Aloysi
us church, Columbus. Sunday, Feb.
3 at 6 p. m.
The Rev. William F. Maloney is
pastor of St. Aloysius church.
The new rectory, which was re
cently completed, was begun last
April. Located at 21-23 Clarendon
avenue, the home has 16 rooms,
comprising suites for the staff, con
ference rooms and offices.
Among the additions to the hospital is this fully equipped laboratory
on tho third floor. Mrs. ElFzwWth Clark, laboratory technician, is
shown making a blood count.

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