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CONFERENCE MARCH 24-26 Vol. 1, No. 25 Needs Of War Victims Challenge Our Charity Annual Laetare Sunday Collection Is Sponsored By Bishops Of U.S. For World-Wide Relief Laetare Sunday March 23 will give millions of war victims throughout the world reason to rejoice when Catho lics of the U.S. contribute to the annual Bishops’ War Emer gency and Relief Appeal. A goal of $5,000,000 has been set as the minimum amount needed to carry relief to the stricken and suffering peoples of the world. Among those who will benefit from the charity of American Cath olics will be the refugees from Sov iet persecution who now number several million, and who still stream across the border to West ern Europe at the rate of 15.000 a month. Hard Core Remains There are also the so-called “hard-core” refugees, approximate ly 100,000 ill, physically handicap ped, and aged, who remain in DP camps of Germany, Austria, and Italy, as well as the devoted “DP Priests” who serve them. Also suffering from the ravages of the recent conflict and the po litical upheavals following it are the 8.000,000 expellees in Western Germany and Austria, and the priests and religious who minister to their needs against almost in surmountable odds. Moreover there are the civilians of the satellite nations and their bishops and priests for whom to morrow may be a day of torture and violent death. Millions Desperate Others who will benefit by the collection include: The 6,000.000 refugees from Red China crowded into Hong Kong and Taiwan. The refugees in the Near East, victims of the Arab-Israeli war. The civilians of war-torn Korea. The people of flood-ravaged Italy. The famine-ridden people of In dia. Greece and other countries. According to War Relief Serv ices, National Catholic Welfare Conference, the needs in all these areas are no less now than they have been at any time since the end of World War II. “Hundreds of thousands of lives and the salvation of countless souls depend upon the results of the Bishops’ Fund collection this year,” declared the Right Rev. Msgr. Ed ward E. Swanstrom, executive di rector of WRS. And in his recent letter to the pastors of the Diocese. Bishop Ready underscored the urgent ne cessity of the millions of souls in desperate circumstances. “The Lae tare Sunday appeal cannot fail,” he wrote. “There is too much de pendent upon its success.” o----------------- Cardinal Dies VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) —The death of His Eminence Gio vanni Battista Cardinal Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano. Archbishop of Bologna, has reduced the member ship of the Sacred College of Car dinals to 48 22 below its full strength of 70. Chinese Reds Hide Fate Of U.S. Prelate Native Sister Beaten For Faith, Inspires Fellow Prisoners To Believe HONG KONG (NC) Almost a year has passed since the day in mid-April, 1951, when •Brooklyn born Bishop Francis X. Ford of Meihsien, Kwangtung, China, and his secretary, Sister Joan Marie Ry an, of New York City, were whisk ed away to an unknown fate in communist China. The last time any known observ er saw either of the Maryknoll mis sionaries was on the morning of April 15 when the two captives were escorted to a waiting bus in Hining and driven to a communist prison, presumably in the South China city of Canton. On the day before, the Bishop and the Sister, bound like crimi nals about to be taken to the exe cution grounds, were marched un der an escort of 30 soldiers with rifles to the headquarters of the security police in Meihsien and thence paraded through the main streets of the city to the bus sta tion. Students and soldiers lined the way, shouting, “Down with the im perialists! Down with Ford! Death to the spy.” At the bus station, the Bishop and Sister were photograph ed and then put on a bus and taken to the neighboring city of Hining, the bus terminal for Canton trav elers. Nun Turns Beating Into A Red Defeat HONG KONG—Chinese commun ists brutally beat a nun to prove to fellow prisoners that she was a “criminal” because she believed in God. But the heroic patience of the nun during the merciless beat ing actually brought these prison ers to believe in a “Spirit in Heav en Who helps her.” The story was related by the Rev. Arthur Julien of Ghent, Bel gium, who arrived here after be ing forced from the Diocese of Lanlung in Kweichow province. The nun is Chinese and has now been released from prison, Father Julien said. For fear of reprisals against her he did not reveal her name. Music Fete Sunday To Stress Child: Citizen Of Two Worlds c. Richard W. Minshall, fifth gradar at St. Mary's School, Columbus, Citizen of Two Worlds" featured In Sunday's Music typifies the Festival. The Catholic Elementary Schools of Columbus will pro vide a fitting prelude to the Na tional Catholic Family Life Con ference when youngsters from 15 of the schools stage their seventh annual Music Festival Sunday, March 23,'at 3 p. m., in the Hartman Theater, Columbus. “The Child: Citizen of Two Worlds,” will be the title of this year’s fete, which will tell in music and song the young Chris tian’s progress through life as a citizen of heaven and earth. The title is taken from the 1950 mes sage of the U.S. Hierarchy. The festival will begin with the child starting his school life in September, learning the prayers that unite heaven and earth. “As the months move along,” the program indicates, “the child follows the liturgical cycle of the Church and the secular life of the social being, a member of so ciety. “In the grand finale, the child recognizes God as the center of all life in that great hymn, ‘Holy God, We Praise Thy Name’.” Most Rev. Karl J. Alter Archbishop of Cincinnati will preach sermon at Solemn Pontifical Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral Monday at 10 a. m. Local Priest’s Counseling Text Praised Bv Cardinal Tisserant The second book on counseling written by the Rev. Charles A. Curran, Ph.D., of St. Charles Sem inary, Columbus, entitled “Coun seling in Catholic Life and Edu cation,” was published this week by the Macmillan Company, New York. The 462-page volume includes a preface by Eugene Cardinal Tis serant, Dean of the College of Cardinals and Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Church, as well as a preface by Bishop Ready, to whom the book is dedicated. Appended to the volume is an extensive book list, a list of per iodical references, a glossary, and an index. (Father Curran will speak twice during the National Catho lic Family Life Conference in Columbus next week: on “Some Causes of Family and Personal Conflicts,” Tuesday, March 25, at 10 a. m. and on “The Purpose and Skill of Counseling,” at 2 p. m. the same day.) In his preface, Cardinal Tisser ants points out that “the virtues of counsel and prudence are es sential if men are to be led not only to know their Christian re sponsibilities but to do them.” Technique Necessary “For this reason.” he continues, “all available psychological know ledge and techniques of counsel ing must be studied and mastered by the Christian Apostle. This is especially true in these times when social and political condi tions demand of each Christian the maximum of personal respon- Rev. John Casey Appointed Assistant At St. Nicholas Bishop Ready announced last week the appointment of the Rev. John J. Casey as assistant pastor of St. Nicholas church, Zanesville. The appointment became effective Friday, Mar. 14. Since his ordination on Aug. 15 of last year. Father Casey has been at St. Charles Seminary, Colum bus. EDITORIAL The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Mar. 21, 1952 sibility and prudent action in thv midst of world events which pro mote both mass emotion and per sonal turmoil and conflict.” “Consequently,” the Cardinal concludes, “this book, ‘Counsel ing in Catholic Life and Educa tion,’ emphasizing as it does methods of fostering in each in dividual the development of the virtues of counsel and prudence, will have a significant and im portant role in the work of the Catholic Apostolate.” And in his foreword, Bishop Ready calls attention to the fact that “the practice of counseling has so recently and so rapidly af fected society that it is widely considered the latest modern im plement of educator, manager, supervisor, employer, psychologist, physician, clergyman, and even legal advisor.” “So many persons have turned counselor,” he adds, “to meet the present-day demand for direction, that startled common sense is justified in the suspicion that not all of them are qualified for their office.” “Sane Philosophy” The Bishop points out, however, that “Dr. Curran, who has devoted many priestly years to the study and practice of counseling, has the advantage of bringing his re search and experience into the framework of sane philosophy and Christian truth ... He joins age less truth with modern scientific discovery in an attractive exposi (Continued on Page 2) The “Christian in Action” na tional radio program will origi nate in Columbus Sunday, March 23, at the studio of Station WCOL, local outlet of the Amer ican Broadcasting Company. The Rev. Leo C. Byrne, director of the Family Life Bureau of the St. Louis Archdiocese, will lead a round-table discussion of “The Family Apostolate.” WCOL (1230 kc.) will transcribe the program and broadcast it at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Greetings The twentieth annual convention of the National Catholic Fam ily Life Conference will turn attention on Columbus next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Catholic Times and its readers join in extending a sincere welcome to all the members of the Hierarchy and other dignitaries who will honor us on this occasion. The convention will be most important not only because of the notables who will be here, but also because of the high purpose and content of the sessions arranged. Anything which has as its goal the betterment of family life can be nothing less than important. But a meeting, national in scope, which has as its theme, “The Home, a Church in Miniature,” must of necessity be tremendous in its value and significance. The Catholic people of the Diocese of Columbus and their friends in this area have a deep regard for things of merit. They will prove this by the manner and numbers with which they attend the three-day program. All of us join with our beloved Bishop in a fervent prayer that God’s blessing will rest on the deliberations of the convention and make it psoductive of much and lasting fruit. A MINK NEWSPAPER DIVISION OHIO STATE MJiSUH Columbus To Welcome National Catholic Family Life Conference Solemn Pontifical Mass On Monday To Open Three-Day Sessions National And Diocesan Family Awards To Highlight Convention Most ev. Patrick A. O'Boyla Archbishop of Washington will officiate at Family Holy Hour in St. Joseph Cathedral Wednesday at 8 p. m. Host To Convention i y I Most Rev. Michael J. Ready, Bishop of Columbus, will welcome the 20th annual convention of the National Catholic Family Life Con ference, and will officiate at Solemn Pontifical Mass Monday, March 24, at 10 o'clock to open the sessions. Most Rev. Peter W. Bartholome Coadjutor Bishop Bartholome of St. Cloud. Minn., will give one of the principal addresses at the evening session, Monday, March 24. at 8 p.m. He is Episcopal Moderator of the Family Life Bureau, National Catholic Wel fare Conference. His mother, Mrs. Catherine Bartholome, was named the Catholic Mother of 1942. She is 98. Most Rov. John J. Wright Bishop Wright of Worcester, Mass., will speak on “The Fam ily Retreat” at the Tuesday eve ning session, March 25, at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Deshler Wallick. The former professor of philosophy and dogmatic the ology at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton. Mass., was named Aux iliary Bishop of Boston in 1947, when he was 38. Seven Bishops To Take Part In Ceremonies Seven Bishops and an Abbot will be among the dignitaries present in the sanctuary of Si. Joseph Ca thedral for the Solemn Pontifical Mass at 10 a m. Monday which op ens the convention. Bishop Ready will be the cele brant of the Mass the Most Rev. Karl J. Alter, Archbishop of Cm cinnaii, will preach the sermon. Assisting in the sanctuary will be the Most Rev. Edward G. Het tinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Colum bus the Most Rev. Peter W. Bar tholome. Coadjutor Bishop of St. Cloud, Minnesota the Most Rev. James A. McFadden, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio the Most Rev. George J. Rehring, Bishop of To ledo., Ohio the Most Rev. John K. Mussio, Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio and the Right Rev. Ignatius Esser, O.S.B.. Abbot of St. Meinrad Abbey, St. Meinrad. Indiana. Ministers Of Mass Assisting Bishop Ready in the Mass will be the Right Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Schwendeman. assistant priest. The deacons of honor will be the Very Rev. Msgr. Harry S Connelly and the Very Rev. Harold J. O’Donnell. The deacon and subdeacon of the Mass will be the Rev. James A. Geiger and the Rev. Omer Schroe der. The Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. W’inel. the Rev. James J. Carroll and the Rev. Robert G. White will be the masters of ceremonies. The Right Rev. Msgr. John J. Murphy and the Right Rev. Msgr. Robert F. Cobum will be chaplains to Archbishop Alter. The following priests will be chaplains to the other Bishops and the Abbot: The Rev. William F. Connolly, the Rev. Albert V. Kessler, the Rev. James J. Foley, the Rev. John H. Eyerman, the Rev. George J. Kennedy, the Rev. Julian J. Schae fer, the Rev. Edward A. McGinty, the Rev. Raphael Rodgers, the Rev. Julius Klinec, the Rev. Paul R. Hammer, the Rev. Raymond Bau schard and the Rev. Harry Estadt. Closing Holy Hour The three-day convention will close Wednesday evening with a Family Holy Hour at 8 p.m. in the Cathedral, at which the Most Rev. Patrick A. O’Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., will be the cele brant, and the Most Rev. John K. Mussio, Bishop of Steubenville, will preach the sermon. The Very Rev. Msgr. Harry S. Connelly, pastor of the Cathedral, will lead the prayers. The music for both occasions will be furnished by the Schola Cantorum of St. Charles Seminary, Columbus, directed by the Rev. F. Thomas Gallen. Four Bishops Who Will Take Part In Convention Most Rov. Edward G. Hettinger Bishop Hettinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Columbus, will be Hon orary Chairman of the general session of the Family Life con vention Monday, March 24. at 8 p.m. in the Deshler-Wallick. This session will conclude with the presentation of Family Catholic Action awards, which will be made by Bishop Peter W. Bar tholome of St. Cloud. BE GENER€)US TO WAR VICTIMS SUNDAY Prica Ton Cents $3.00 A Year svents Of Three Days Next Week Will Have Impact On Christian Family Life Of Future The social structure of the nation and the family life of future generations will benefit by the events of the first three days of next week in Columbus. Scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 24, 25, and 26 is the 2Qth annual convention of the National Catholic Family Life Conference. Theme of the convention, “The Home: A Church In Min iature,” will give a religious emphasis to the three-day sessions and serve as a motto for the thousands from all parts of the U.S. who will take part in the convention. The convention will open with Solemn Pontifical Mass and close with a Family Holy Hour, both to take place in St. Joseph Cathedral. There will be general sessions for the entire gathering, on Mon day and Tuesday evenings, and sec tional meetings on particular ques tions at other times of the day. All meetings will take place at the Deshler-Wallick Hotel, head quarters of the convention. Truman Sends Message President Truman has sent a message to the Family Life Confer ence declaring that: “insofar as your deliberations will succeed in bringing Christ nearer to the American fireside and closer to the hearts of our people, you will be rendering a service of first-rate importance to our country.” “I am particularly attracted by the theme of your convention, ‘The Home: A Church in Miniature’.” the President wrote. “It clearly suggests that you aim to focus special attention on the religious aspects of home life: “Needless to say, these aspects are second to none in importance. Where religion is found in the homes of a nation, it will be found in the hearts of its citizens. And where it is found in the hearts of a people, one can rest assured of a sound patriotism, of an unfailing regard for justice and right. There one will find a God-fearing citi zenry. a genuinely virtuous nation.” His message was addressed to Mrs. John S. Reilly of New York City, president of the conference. Variety Of Topics Topics to be discussed, beside those of a strictly religious nature, are marriage counseling and pre marital preparation housing gear ed to family needs parent educa tion or child care and training in the home family recreational in terest and the adopted child. On the third day of the confer ence attention will be given to va rious types of activity—forums, in (Continued on Page 2) Rev. Edgar Schmiedeler, O.S.B. Director Family Life Bureau National Catholic Welfare Conference Most Rev. John King Mussio Bishop Mu$sio of Steubenville will preach the sermon at the Family Holy Hour in St. Joseph Cathedral Wednesday. March 26, at 8 p.m., bringing the Family Life Convention to a solemn close. Similar family holy hours will be held in dioceses through out the nation, uniting U.S. Cath olics in a renewal of their mar riage promises and pledges.