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GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM Vol. 1, No. 34 n 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: On the first Pentecost Sunday, Christ’s Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit. They immediately began to fulfill the Son of God’s mission among inert. It is the same world-wide mission of the Church today—the redemption and sanctification of all men. Our Lord foretold that the powers of hell would assail the Church. The pages of history tell the heroic story of the apostles and their suc cessors overcoming the hatred of tyrants, the calumny of enemies and apostasy of believers. As predicted by Christ, the Holy Spirit strengthens the Church and guides her constantly in truth and holiness. We rejoice on Pente cost Day in the blessings which have been so bountifully given to us by our incorporation into Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church. On the Feast of Pentecost, we join with millions of our brethren through out the world in the fervent prayer: “Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy Faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.” The Feast of Pentecost has a particular significance to us in the Diocese of Columbus. It is the day for the annual appeal in behalf of our Seminarians. Traditionally, our people have marked this day by special prayers for the young men answering Christ’s call to be laborers in His vineyard. The devoted and generous-minded men and women of this Diocese have set aside this Day as a time of spe cial offerings to provide the best facilities for the training of young men called to be “ministers of Christ and dispensers of the myster ies of God.” I urge you, my beloved Brethren, to continue your generosity toward the devout young men in this Diocese who have been called to the service of God and the salvation of souls. One hundred ten young men of this Diocese presently are preparing for the Sacred Priesthood in our Major and Minor Seminaries. God willing, these young men will be ordained to be pastors in your midst, to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, to administer the Sacraments, to preach the Gospel of peace, to teach your children and in all things to be your faithful Shepherds. Through their long years of study, you can well realize, my dear people, that the expenses involved in the training of our Diocesan Priests are considerable. During the past year, the total cost of the education of Seminarians was over $65,000. The amount far exceeded the sum available to the Diocese for this purpose through the Pente cost collection and other gifts designated for the training of our Seminarians. It is with particular urgency, therefore, that I appeal to you to be even more generous in your contributions this year on Pentecost Sunday. The current inflation has not spared the seminaries. The cost of maintaining worthy candidates for the Sacred Priesthood is comparable to the increased expense in man aging your own homes. In preparation for the holy Feast of Pentecost, we shall pray for the fine young men now engaged in their studies for Holy Orders in our seminaries. We shall beseech the Holy Spirit to endow this Diocese with numerous, zealous, holy and self-sacrificing priests. Through the intercession of the Blessed Mother we shall seek the blessing of God on fathers and mothers who encourage their sons to presevere in their holy desire to serve the Church. In our prayers we shall be fervent in acts of thanksgiving for God’s favors to this Church of Columbus in the past and for the increasing number of worthy candidates studying for our Diocese. We remember gratefully all who have helped our Seminary through their wills, bequests and donations. We commend the de votion of our people to the Divine Priesthood of Jesus Christ. May all the Faithful of the Diocese do theirjull share in responding to this appeal on the Feast of Pentecost. May the Church of Christ flourish here in pursuing her holy mission of teaching and sanctifying the Faithful through the ministry of holy priests. A public novena to the Holy Spirit is to be conducted in all the churches and chapels of the Diocese beginning Saturday, May 24th, and ending on Pentecost Sunday. A copy of the official novena prayer follows. This letter is to be read at all the Masses on Sunday, May 25th, and appropriate announcements made on Pentecost Sunday. The col lection is to be forwarded to the Bishop’s Office within ten days. Ry order of the Most Reverend Bishop, ROLAND T. WINEL Chancellor PENTECOSTAL NOVENA “The charity of God is poured forth in our, hearts by the Holy Ghost, Who is given to us.” (Rom. V. 5). “Your Father from heaven will give the good Spirit to them that ask Him.” (Luke XI, 13). Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy Love. V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let Us Pray O God, Who by the light of the Holy Ghost, didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful, grant us by the same Spirit, a love and relish of what is true and just, and the perpetual enjoyment of His con solation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Prayer for Guidance O Holy Spirit receive me as Thy Disciple. Guide and enlighten me. Bind my hands that they may do no evil cover my eyes, that they may see it no more sanctify my heart, that evil may not dwell within me. Be Thou my God be Thou my guide. Whithersoever Thou leadest me I will go. Whatsoever Thou forbiddest me I will renounce. Whatsoever Thou commandest me in Thy strength I shall do. Lead me, then unto the fullness of Thy truth. Amen. Prayer to the Holy Ghost for the seven Gifts received in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Leader: O Spirit of Wisdom, All: preside over all my thoughts, words and actions, from this hour till the moment of my death. L.: Spirit of Understanding, All: enlighten and teach me. L.t Spirit of Counsel, All: direct my inexperience. L.: Spirit of Fortitude, All: strengthen my weakness. L.: Spirit of Knowledge, All: instruct my ignorance. L. Spirit of Piety, All: make me fervent in good works. L. Spirit of Fear, All: restrain me from all evil. Let Us Pray Heavenly Spirit, make me persevere in the service of God, and enable me to act on all occasions, with goodness and benignity, patience, charity and joy, longanimity, mildness and fidelity. Let the heavenly virtues of modesty, continency and chastity adorn the temple Thou hast chosen for Thy abode. O spirit of Holiness, by Thy all-powerful grace, preserve my soul from the misfortune of ain. Amen. Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Ghost, pray for us. Imprimatur May 21, 1952 Devotedly in Christ, MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus MICHAEL JOSEPHUS, Episcopui Columbensis. Parley Lists Problems Of Ohio Migrants Term Education, Housing Unsuitable for Workers: People’s Attitude Scored Problems confronting migrants from Texas who spend the summer in Ohio helping with the cultiva tion and harvesting of crops were outlined last week at a state-wide conference in Bowling Green. The parley, sponsored by the Consumers’ League of Ohio, brought together labor and educa tion officials, farmers, canning factory spokesmen and representa tives from the Toledo and Colum bus dioceses. Taking part in the meeting was the Rev. A. L. Winkler, director of Social Action in the Columbus Diocese. Speakers at the two day event noted that 10,000 laborers come to northwest Ohio each spring to aid principally in sugar beet and toma to production. Most of them are Texas residents and Catholics of Spanish-American origin. Lack of education is their chief problem, a conference speaker pointed out. It was noted that many are illiterate, do not speak English, and have never been in tegrated into the American way of life. Poor Housing Noted Also lamented was poor housing, which lacks space, sanitary facili ties and heat in the fall—factors which may explain the high tuber culosis rate. Moreover, it w'as pointed out that the people in the community are hostile to them, wanting them to come when they are needed and urging that they leave when the work is done. They do not want their children in schools. It was also explained that there are no government regulations guaranteeing a minimum wage. They do not receive social security and are not eligible for unemploy ment compensation. Somerset Prior CIO Civil Rig! The Very Rev. James J. McLar ney, O.P., prior of St. Joseph’s Priory, Somerset, and former pres ident of Aquinas College high school, Columbus, will be the head line speaker at the joint Labor Community civil rights conference scheduled for the Seneca Hotel, Columbus, next Wednesday, May 28. The Rev. A. L. Winkler, director of social action for the diocese of Columbus, will also participate in the program, discussing the subject of civil liberties. The day-long program is being spearheaded by the Ohio CIO coun cil and its local affiliate, the Co lumbus CIO council. It is the fourth such conference held by the Ohio CIO in recent months, with previous meetings having been held in Youngstown, Dayton and Cleveland before overflow Father McLarney gatherings. Father McLarney is well-known for his oratory and his speech is to highlight the conference on human rights which bears the title “Living Together in the Commun ity.” Joining the CIO groups in plan ning the program were representa tives of all the major Columbus organizations interested in the fight for full civil rights. The list of participating organi zations includes: The Catholic In- The Catholic Tinies Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 23, 1952 Episcopalians Endorse Released Time Program PORTSMOUTH, N. H. (NC) Unanimous endorsement of a pro posed released-time program for religious education of New Hamp shire public school students featur ed the 150th annual convention of the New Hampshire Episcopal Di ocese in St. John’s Church here. Approximately 175 lay and cler ical delegates representing Epis copal churches throughout the State recommended that the Legis lature adopt enabling legislation which would allow school children time off for religious study. To Headline ts Conference terracial Council, the Anti-Defama tion league, the Ohio League for Constitutional Rights, the Indepen dent Business and Professional As sociation. B’nai B’rith, the National Religion-Labor Foundation, the Co lumbus Community Relations coun cil, the Columbus branch, NAACP, ADA, the Columbus Urban League, the Franklin County council of churches, and the Social Action Committee of the Columbus Coun cil of Catholic Women. Mayor James A. Rhodes and the chairman of his recently formed Columbus Community Relations council, James Maddox, will be on hand to greet the delegates. The morning session will give the experts in various fields an op portunity to outline the problems of prejudice and discrimination as they exist in the community. Herbert Evans, vice-president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, will pre side at the session. Topics up for discussion will in clude unemployment, housing, pol itics and employment practices. Rev. Joseph W. Merchant, ex ecutive secretary of the National Religion-Labor foundation, will al so take part in the discussions. Following the round-table dis cussion, each panel will report back to the full assembly, with suggestions for action designed to eliminate prejudice and discrimi nation in the community. Ray Ross, director of Region 2-A, UAW-CIO, will summarize the dis cussions and close the conference. Paul Shearer, secretary of the Ohio CIO Civil Rights committee, and Harry E. Mayfield, president of the Columbus CIO council, point out that the conference is open to all interested individuals and or ganizations, as well as to delegates of all CIO Unions in Franklin county. -----------------o----------------- Named To Basilica Staff VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) —Msgr. Primo Principi, secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City, has been named to succeed the late Msgr. Ludwig Kaas as secretary of the Sacred Congregation of the Basilica of St. Peter. The commission is re sponsible for the upkeep of the great basilica. Candidates For The Seminary Young men who are to finish high school in June, and who feel that God may wish them to serve Him in the Holy Priesthood of the Diocese of Columbus, should make immediate .application, through their respective Pastors, for admission to St. Charles Seminary. Time.will be assigned to each applicant for interview and ex amination. It is important that application be made without delay. For those who are under financial difficulty, full or partial scholarships are available. As our Most Reverend Bishop wrote in his recent pastoral letter on vocations, no young man in the Diocese who feels that he may have a priestly vocation is to be denied the opportunity of developing it. Application for admission to the Seminary is to be made, in each instance, through the applicant’s Pastor. Right Rev. Msgr. Paul J. Genn, Rector St. Charles Seminary Attending the seventh annual spring conference of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held Sunday in Newark were (left to right) Miss Marion Swickard, president of the Diocesan Council Bishop Michael J. Ready Miss Sofia del Valle of Mexico who served as guest speaker, and Miss Louise Metzger, Diocesan Council secretary. Approximately 1,600 persons attended the meeting. JI Archbishop Wyszynski’s state ment, whose full text has become available here, does not contain a single reference that could be in terpreted as hostile of the present Polish regime. The Archbishop admits that, ow ing to the broad nature of the Commencement Exercises June 4 For St. Charles Fifteen young students for the priesthood will be awarded their Bachelor’s Degrees at Commence ment exercises scheduled to be held June 4 at St. Charles’ semin ary, Columbus. Bishop Ready will confer the de grees at ceremonies in the Campus Theatre beginning at 4 p. m. The Rev. George A. Fulcher, S.T.D, will deliver the commence ment afternoon address. The conferring of the degrees will highlight commencement week activities at the E. Broad street school. On the same date—at 8 p. m., 56 graduates of the St. Charles prep aratory school will receive their di plomas from Bishop Ready in the school gymnasium. The Rev. Urban C. Wiggins, A.B., w^l give the address. Commencement Week Commencement week activities actually get under way this coming Thursday, May 29. when the an nual Junior-Senior Banquet is held at 7 p. m. Baccalaureate sermon will take place Sunday June 1 with the Rev. Leo R. Brehm officiating. A solemn Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in the seminary chapel at 8:45 Tuesday, June 3. At 9:30 a. m. the traditional “raising of the flag” of the class of 1953 will take place on the South Campus. The day’s activities will close with the Borromean’s Festival of Song in the dining hall at 7:45 p. m. Graduates of the Prep School will be guests at this event NEWSPAPER DIVISION 1,600 Attend DCCW MeetingYearA$3.00CentsTonPrice Statement Of Polish Primate Brings Bitter Attack Bv Reds Paper Scorns Assurance That Hierarchy Is Living Up To Their Two-Year Old Pact With State LONDON (NC) A concilia tory statement by Archbishop Ste fan Wyszynski of Gniezno and War saw on Church-State relations in Poland has been answered by the leading Polish communist paper with a bitter attack on the coun try’s Bishops and on the Vatican. Archbishop Wyszynski, who is Primate of Poland, made his state ment in connection with the sec ond anniversary of the agreement between the Polish government and the country’s Bishops. Publish ed in the Cracow archdiocesan weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, the statement concludes: “We (the Polish Bishops) are making every effort to the end that the agreement will retain its obligatory power and that it will be realized to the fullest possible extent.” However, Trybuna Ludu, lead ing communist daily in Warsaw, rejected these assurances by the ranking Polish Bishop as follows: “The passive attitude toward anti-Polish plottings of a part of the Western German clergy and the Vatican, the failure to settle the problem of a permanent Church administration in the west ern territories, and the tolerance given to the criminal activities of some priests: all this is not an ex pression of an honest fulfillment of the agreement.” Nothing Hostile agreement signed two years ago, its realization “meets with various difficulties and is not being accom plished without friction.” Yet, re gardless of these difficulties, th Archbishop continues, the agree ment “is an important act and has a positive significance in the lives of the Polish people. It is an ex pression of the will of the hier archy and the government to cre ate conditions of agreeable coexist ence and to form a foundation for the internal peace that is so neces sary for Poland. “Signing the agreement, the gov ernment took the position that it (Continued on Page 2) Death Claims Oldest Priest In New York NEW YORK (NC) Solemn Requiem Mass for Msgr. John A. Nageleisen, 90, chaplain of Leo House, Catholic hospice for immi grants, was offered in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, presided at the Mass which was offered by Msgr. Walter P. Kellenberg, Chancellor. Monsignor Nageleisen, a priest for nearly 68 years, was pastor emeritus of St. Nicholas’ Church and was the oldest priest of the New York archdiocese. A native of Piqua. O., he made his studies at St. Charles Borromeo College and Seminary, Carthagena, O., where he was ordained in 1885. One of his brothers was a priest and two sisters, nuns. He was appointed to the semi nary faculty shortly after ordina tion, but failing health forced him to relinquish this post. Four years later, he joined a staff operating missions throughout Indiana. He traveled by horse and buggy, lived in the open and slept outdoors at night. He credited that robust ex istence with restoring his health and delighted in teasing the doctor who had given him only a few years to live. He taught at St. Joseph’s Col lege, Collegeville, Ind., and edited in his spare time the Messenger of the Precious Blood magazine which he founded for the Precious Blood community. In 1896 he came to New York and was appointed assistant at St. Boniface Church. He became pastor of St. Nicholas’ in 1908—the parish where his bro ther, the late Msgr. Urban Nagel eisen, had served as an assistant. A highlight of his pastorate, which extended from 1908 to 1937, was the centenary of the founding of St. Nicholas in 1933. Patrick Cardinal Hayes, Archbishop of New York, and George Cardinal Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago, took part in the observance. -----------------o----------------- Will Consecrate Bishop BROOKLYN, N. Y. (NC) Bishop-designate John J. Board man, Titular of Gunela and Aux iliary of Brooklyn, will be conse crated on June 11 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, it has been announced. Archbishop Thomas E. Molley, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the consecrator and the co consecrators will be Bishops Thom as J. McDonnell, Coadjutor of Wheeling, and Raymond A. Kear ney, Auxiliary of Brooklyn. The sermon will be preached by Arch bishop Richard J. Cushing of Bos ton. Also attending the meeting was Bishop Michael J. Ready of Colum bus the Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel, DCCW moderator, Miss Jean Fondreist of Dover, council president of the northern deanery and Miss Marion Swickard of Co lumbus, president of the diocesan DCCW. The conference, held in St. Fran cis de Sales Church, centered around the theme “A Devoted Will to Catholic Action.” Discussing Catholic Action. Bish op Ready told of visiting Mexico during the persecution and learn ing the work of the laithy. said there must be such a devotion to Two First Masses Sunday First Solemn Masses will be sung by two new priests of the Colum bus Diocese this Sunday, May 25. The Rev. Robert Emmet Gately and the Rev. Jerome Kendzierski, who were ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Bishop Ready yester day—Ascension Thursday—will go to their home parishes for their first Solemn Masses. Father Gately will offer his Mass in St. Patrick s church, Watertown, Mass. Father Kendzierski will offer his Mass in St. Hedwig's church, Wil mington, Delaware. The public is invited to view the remodeled and enlarged quarters of St. Rita’s Home for the Aged, 1415 E. Broad St. during an open house celebration Saturday and Sunday. Occasion lor the open house is the official opening of the annex, which increases the capacity of the home to 50 patients. The home is operated by the Car melite Order for the Aged and Infirmed and is staffed by six sis ters, two of whom are registered nurses. Before conversion into a rest home on March 6. 1949, the E. Broad St. building had been oper ated by the Sisters of St. Fran cis as s residence for business girls. The public will see the entire facilities, including the new chap el (pictured above), also the recreation room and dormitory in the annex, which faces Latta Avenue. The old chapel locat ed in the E. Broad St. build ing has been converted into an eight-bed infirmary. The first Mass was said in the annex last Sept. 8th. Interior remodeling, however, has been completed only recently. One of the features of the open house will be a benefit tea, spon sored by the Friends of St. Rita. This organization was formed in PRAY GOD TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST Bishop Ready, Lay Leader Cite Work Of Catholics In Mexico Catholic Action can mean food and clothing sent to ravaged countries, reading to a lonely old woman or working with the underground in countries where Christianity is banned. This definition was given^by Miss Sophia de Valle of Mexico City last week in a talk at the seventh annual spring confer ence of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The meeting attended by more than 1600 was held in Newark. Miss de Valle, leader of the Cath olic Action movement in the Mex ican capital, told of religious op pression in her coun‘ry. She told how Communion was distributed by young boys as runners when the celebration of Mass was banned how children had been given relig ious instruction in small groups in homes and how religious had been trained in business and iniustrial places. All this was’ not without sacrifice for many were exiled: oth ers lost all their possessions and many were jailed. Prayers and a “de’-oted will to Catholic action” had its effect and today conditions have greatly im proved. She urged her listeners to have an appreciation of the liberty and abundance of their country and. in their thanksgiving, to help others. Christianity eve" where if we are to have peace. He said there were but two out standing voices today in the plea for civil rights. One was a political voice that of the president of tbf United States and the other wa' a union. The voice that should make the plea, he said, was the Christian Church, but that Chris tianity seemed embarrassed about seeing justice done. Commenting on the National Council of Catholic Women, Bish op Ready said it was not a person al thing but a social thing which united all Catholic women’s organ izations in a general council to co (Continued on Page 2) Completes Mass As Fire Rages Through Church MADISON, N. J. (NC)—The Rev. Stephen J. Patch had 10 minutes to go to complete the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent Mar tyr Church here when the 60 foot church steeple caught fire from a short circuit. More than 200 school children and scores of adults quickly left the structure. Fire engines ar rived and their crews turned high-pressure water hoses on the steeple. Embers flamed down on the altar and other parts of the church. A 200-pound chande lier fell, showering the interior of the church with broken glass. But the Mass went on. And two 12-year-old altar boys. Rich ard Farrell and Larry Allarco, stayed at Father Patch’s side until he had finished. Then Fa ther Patch removed the Blessed Sacrament, and the three ran from the burning church. Minutes later the steeple col lapsed on the altar. Later Father Patch said: “I had only 10 minutes to go, and I knew I could make it. The boys were wonderful and I am proud of them. They didn’t have to stay.” Msgr. John J. Dauenhauer, pastor of the church and Vicar General of the Paterson Diocese, estimated damage at about $100,- 000. St. Rita’s Home Will Welcome Public In Two-Day Open House March. 1951, to give financial as sistance to the Carmelite nuns in their care for the aged. The group has 18 guilds in Columbus and is headed by Miss Stella Reinhard, 72 Huffman Ave., and Miss Kathleen Smith, 639 Wilson Ave. Member ship is open to both men and wom en in the diocese. Hobbies and handiwork of the residents will also be on display during the two-day festivities, Mother Elizabeth, superior, has an nounced. Visiting hours on both Saturday and Sunday will be from 2 to 6 p. m. The Sacred Priesthood Blessed are those Christian parents who are able to accept without fear the vocations of their sons, and see in them a signal honor for their family and a mark of the special love and providence of our Lord. Still more blessed, if, as was oftener the case in the ages of greater faith, they make such divine visitations the object of their earnest prayer. -From the Encyclical, “Ad Catliolici Sacer dotii” of Pius XI.