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GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM Vol. 1, No. 37 Featured Will Be Keynote Speakers, Awards, Mass For Deceased Members NOTRE DAME, Ind. (NC) More than a dozen topics of high current interest to Catholic editors and publishers will be discussed at the 42nd Annual Catholic Press Association convention here, June 18 to 21. His Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch. Archbishop of Chicago, will preside and speak at the con vention banquet. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, Coadjutor of Dallas and Episcopal Chairman of the Press Department, National Catholic Wel fare Conference, will be honorary chairmen of the keynote luncheon, chairman of the session consider ing News Service problems and will preside at the Journalism Tinies Men to Attend R«v. David Dennis, assistant editor, and Robert Wunderlin, business manager, will repre sent the Catholic Times at the 42nd annual convention of the Catholic Press Association at Notre Dame. Awards luncheon. Bishop John F. Noll of Fort Wayne, host to the convention, will deliver the key note address at the keynote lunch eon and will also speak at the con vention banquet. Bishop Albert R. Zuroweste of Belleville, Ill., Assist ant Episcopal Chairman of the N.C.W.C. Press Department, will offer the annual Mass for deceas ed members of the C.P.A., and Bishop Leo A. Pursley, Auxiliary of Fort Wayne, will preach on this occasion. Topics to be considered at indi vidual sessions of the convention include: the effect headlines have on newspaper readership, how oth er media (pamphlets, books, etc.) affect Catholic magazines, the place of the Catholic newspaper in its community, research as an aid to editors and publishers, a pro fessional code of ethics for Cath olic magazines, the function of a diocesan publication, Catholic ed itors and women readers, how to (Continued on Page 2) Requiem Mass For Brother Said By Local Priest Requiem High Mass for Ambrose M. Schneider, 74, of Columbus, who died last Sunday, was celebrated in St. Leo’s Church Wednesday by his brother, the Rev. Cornelius Schneider. Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife, Ida two sons a daughter an other brother five sisters, all of W'hom are nuns and 12 grandchil dren. Mr. Schneider, who lived at 100 Thurman avenue, was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Leo’s and the Knights of St. John. For many years, he managed a jewelry store at Main and Third streets. Burial was in St. Joseph ceme tery. Priest Who Sa On Last Land 1 An Iowa priest who said the first Mass ever to be celebrated on Earth’s last continent visited Columbus this week. He is the Kev. William J. Men atcr of Dubuque, la. The “last con tinent” was Antarctica where he said the Mass when he was chap lain of the fourth Byrd expedition, “Operation High Jump,” in 1946 47. His visit to Columbus is to at tend the Ohio State convention of the Amvets of which he is nation al chaplain. Not only was the Mass which Fa ther Menster said on Jan. 26, 1947, the first Mass ever to be celebrated on the great frozen waste “way down under,” but it was also in his own words, “the first public wor ship to God ever conducted by any clergyman of any faith in that farthest South area." Age-Old, Ageless In a tent pitched on the lonely Ice-pack in the great white silence of Little America, a scant few hun dred miles from the South Pole Fa ther Menster set up his tiny altar. His little congregation of lonely men, thousands of weary miles and many weary months from home, knelt on the rough ice and bowed their heads as Father Menster of fered the age-old, ageless, sacri fice. Said Father Menster: “It was a solemn moment. It was, I believe, a fulfilment of the words the prophecy of St. Paul in his Epistle to the Romans (Rom. 1-8): ‘First I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaim ed all over the world.’ Catholic Press Association Meets At Notre Dame For 42nd Annual Convention: Three-Day Parley Set To Address A Four Fined Four editors and writers, two of them women, were found guilty by the court and each fined the equiv alent of $150 and costs. At the same time, the court ordered the defendants to print retractions in their own newspapers and in two prominent secular dailies—Il Mes saggero, of Rome, and Corriere della Sera, of Milan. The case originated in May, 1949, when the Rota brought suit after L’Unita and II Paese printed articles stating that annulments of marriage could be “bought” from it. Subsequently, L’Avanti and Noi Donne made similar charges, and the Rota brought suit against them also. Outcome of the case was an- id First Mass Visits Columbus “Thus,” he added, “with this Mass, the Faith, figuratively and literally, reached the ends of the world.” The only clergyman of any de nomination to accompany the Byrd expedition that far South, Father j|lF Father Menster Menster incorporated his experi ences in a book, “Strong Men South,” published in 1949 by the Bruce Company of Milwaukee. Father Menster’s assignment to the Byrd Expedition was under Navy orders. A Lieutenant-Com mander, he served as chaplain in the South Pacific for two years from 1942 in the thick of the great battle with the Japanese for con (Continued on Page 2) Journalists Catholic journalists from all parts of the United States will attend the annual convention of the Catholic Press Association, at the University of Notre Dame, In diana, June 18-21. Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago (upper photo), will give the ban quet address. Among the other participants are (lower photos) Bishop Thomas K. Gorman (left), Coadjutor Bishop of Dallas and honorar president of the CPA Bishop John F. Noll (center), of Ft. Wayne, host to the members who will give the keynote ad dress Francis A. Fink (r*9ht), of Our Sunday Visitor, president of the CPA, who will preside. (NC Photos) Roman Rota Wins Libel Suit Against Four Leftist Papers By Rev. Joseph J. Sullivan ROME (Radio, NC) The Sacred Roman Rota has won a li bel suit against three communist publications and one socialist news paper for printing defamatory re marks against the Vatican tribunal. Involved in the case were the two Rome dallies, L’UnftS and II Paese, and Noi Donne, a woman’s magazine, all communist organs, and L’Avanti, socialist newspaper. The Rota, which handles appeals from diocesan courts in matrimoni al cases, had complained that ar ticles appeared in the publications alleging that “annulments” could be “bought” by those with enough money. nounced in Osservatore Romano, Vatican newspaper, which publish ed a full page history of the suit. The newspaper stressed it had been necessary to establish recog nition of the juridical personality of the Sacred Roman Rota because of leftist objections that the tri bunal had no such standing. Osservatore cited facts and fig ures from the Rota’s annual re ports which, it said, prove that the number of decisions granting an nulments of marriages by the tri bunal has been greater among those whose cases were handled free of charge than among those able to pay fees. (In its 1951 report, the Rota dis closed that it heard 184 marriage cases during the year, and that 88 of these were handled free, all the expenses being borne by the Holy See. Marriages were held to be valid in 116 cases, and in the re maining 68 cases decrees of nul lity were handed down.) Proof Cited The Vatican newspaper said that the trial had revealed the annual deficit sustained by the Rota in its work. It stated that in the 1948 1949 judicial year the deficit was about 20 million lire, or $30,000. It said approximately the same def icit resulted in the 1949-1950 year, while in 1950-1951 the deficit was about $37,000. All these deficits, Osservatore added, were related to the costs of the cases brought before the Sacred Roman Rota and were ex clusive of expenses involved in maintaining premises, and furnish ing various other incidental needs. -------------------o------------------- New Bill Aids Churches WASHINGTON (NC) Both houses of Congress have passed a bill permitting churches to import, duty free, articles for church pur poses. Altars, pi||pits, communion tables, baptismal fonts, shrines or parts of foregoing, including statu ary, could up to now be imported duty free only if the donor had the shipments made in his own name. The measure was sent to Presi dent Truman. Dropping ‘Anti’ Pamphlets An Error, He Says WASHINGTON (NC)—A half dozen copies of an anti-Catholic pamphlet fluttered down from the visitors’ gallery on to the floor of the United States Senate during one of its regular sessions. Copies of the pamphlet struck two Sen ators. Police took into custody an eld erly man who had been sitting in the gallery. They said later that he claimed he had not dropped the pamphlets deliberately, but that they had fallen from his hand. He was released. Some persons at the Capitol said they had seen cop ies of the same pamphlet in at least one other place in Washing ton, mingled with legitimate press releases available to Washington Newsmen. The pamphlet is entitled ‘Paroch ial Schools and Treason”, and at tacks “the Vatican’s schools.” The Catholic limes Columbus 16, Ohio, iFriday, Juno 13, 1952 The Sacred Priesthood The priest is the minister of Christ, an instrument, that is to say, in the hands of the Di vine Redeemer. He continues the work of the redemption in all its world-embracing univers ality and divine efficacy, that work that wrought so marvelous a transformation in the world. Thus the priest, as is said with good reason, is indeed “another Christ” for, in some way he is himself a continuation of Christ, “As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you,” is spoken tfi the priest, and hence the priest, like Christ, continues to give “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will.” From The Encyclical “Ad Catholici Sacer dotii” of Pius XI robin Says Labor Is Youth Frontier DUBUQUE, la.—(NC)—The trade union movement is a field of rich opportunity for Catholic young peo ple, Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin told 140 graduates at Loras College here. “This labor movement, it seems to me, is a new frontier for Amer ica’s young people, full of job op portunities of all kinds,” the Cab inet member declared. He specified the need for tech nicians, lawyers, economists, writ ers, newsmen and specialists in public relations, education and so cial work. Terming the trade union move ment a challenge to all young peo ple he said “it is a challenge for young Catholics in particular, for the eyes of the Church are turned upon working people and their problems more than ever before.” “The razor sharp edge of the new social order is in the field of labor and industrial relations,” Secretary Tobin continued. “Regardless of the career you choose, you have a moral obliga tion as men trained to be future leaders, to become constantly fa miliar with the great social changes of our time and the new develop ments in industrial relations. I nestly ask you to look to labor to morrow, for therein lies our fu ture greatness as a Nation, and therein lie great opportunities for dedicated Catholic lay leaders.” HONK KONG—(NC) A com munist court has sentenced Msgr. Ignatius Maxmilian Koenig. Pre fect Apostolic of Shoawu, Fukien Province, to a year’s imprisonment, it was reported here. The same court, held at the local police head quarters, impose a seven-month prison sentence on 63-year-old Sis ter Ferdinanda Gauss, and expelled another nun and three priests. Msgr. Koenig and Sister Ferdin anda were arrested on May 5 at the Shaowu mission by the security po lice and bound like criminals, were led through the streets to the jail. The entire mission personnel, con sisting of five priests and two sis ters, had been under house deten- Seek To Solve Vital Problem Of Migration Delegates From 35 Nations Meet In Spain To Help Ease Road Of Displaced BARCELONA—(NC)— A world wide program of education and in terpretation of Christian principles in tackling the problem of surplus populations was recommended here at the first general meeting of the International Catholic Migration Commission. Delegates from 35 countries at tending the meeting also called for “a widening of Catholic activity in every country, bringing about a mobilization of all Catholic re sources toward that end.” The sessions were presided over by James J. Norris, European di rector of War Relief Services, Na tional Catholic Welfare Confer ence, and chairman of the Com mission’s executive committee. One of the resolutions adopted appealed “to governments with re sources and territories to liberalize their immigration legislation with a view to making a substantial contribution to world peace through a more equitable distribu tion of the goods of the world to all men.” Recognizing that “large move ments of peoples needed for a solu tion of the surplus population problem cannot take place without substantial capital investments on the part of international, national, governmental and private sources, delegates declared: “Such investments should be of a sound economic basis giving a fair return to the investors.” Famed (JlUTcIl Leader Dies In New Jersey Final Rites Of Archbishop Walsh To Be Televised Millions Mourn Prelate NEWARK, N. J. NC Sol emn Pontifical Requiem Mass for the Most Rev. Thomas Joseph Walsh, 78, first Archbishop of Newark, will be offered today in St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral here. His Excellency Archbishop Am leto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, will offer the Mass and Bishop Thomas L. Boland of Paterson, one of seven members of the American Hier archy who were consecrated by Archbishop Walsh, will preach the sermon. The funeral rites will be televised and broadcast by radio. Chinese Reds Jail Prelate, Nun Banish 4i Missionaries The spiritual leader of more than 1,000,000 Catholics in the Newark archdiocese died June 6. He will be laid to rest in a crypt in the new Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, now nearing completion, which he did so much to make possible. At a meeting of the archdiocesan consultors, Bishop James A. Mc Nulty, Auxiliary of Newark, was elected to serve as administrator of the archdiocese until a succes sor to Archbishop Walsh is named by the Holy See. Archbishop Walsh had a part in the development of five Catholic colleges in New Jersey and more than 200 churches, schools, hos pitals, orphanages and other insti tutions were added to the arch diocese which was under his direc tion since 1937. A priest for 52 years and a Bish op for nearly 34 years. Archbishop Walsh was born at Parker’s Land ing, Pa., on December 6, 1873, the son of Thomas and Helen Curtin Walsh. He studied for the priest hood at the College and Seminary of St. Bonaventure, Alleghany, N. Y., at the Apollinaris University, Pontifical seminary in Rome, where he received doctorates in divinity and Canon Law, and was ordained in Buffalo, N. Y., on Jan uary 27, 1900. Archbishop Walsh was named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne in 1922, less than four years after his consecration. He was honored signally by Pope Pius XI, and dec orated by several foreign govern ments. tion since October 19 last year. At the police trial, eleven “accu sations” were read against the Shoawu prelate. He was charged with having connections with the Japenese during the last war, with being in contact with the Italian government, attempting to estab lish the Legion of Mary, “sabotag ing” the communist independent church movement, gouging out eyes from the babies in the or phanage, and using the bodies of dead babies to fertilize the gar den. Accused of Mutilation The court also produced a “wit ness” to state the day and hour he had “seen” the prelate gouge out the eyes of a baby at the or phanage. The flowers on the graves of the cemetery for children gave rise to the allegation that the mission used the dead bodies to fertilize the flowers. Msgr. Koenig was found guilty on these counts, the court holding him responsible also for the ac tions of all the missionaries. Sister Ferdinanda was accused of causing the deaths of 100 of the 180 children received in the mis sion foundling home. When a Chi nese woman who received the ba bies testified the children often died in her arms before she even reached the Sisters, or were dead when the nun accepted them at the gate, she was admonished to “keep quiet.” “Your one duty,” she was told, “is to accuse the foreigners.” Others Banished The Reds also banished Sister Dora Schupp who had been impris oned since Sept. 8 last year. She was superintendent of the mission dispensary. Also ordered banished were the Reys. Arthur Ogger. Cletus Loh mann and Edmund Goldmann, all members of the Salvatorian Con gregation. Besides those in prison, there remain one other priest and one Sister in Shaowu, still under house arrest. They are not permit ted outside their own residence and are not allowed to have any contact with the people. Public Mass has been forbidden in Shaowu since December 1950. ——o-------------- Gide’e Writings On Index VATICAN CITY—(Radio, NC) All works of the late French novel ist and playright, Andre Gide. have been placed on the Index of forbidden books. The decision was taken by the Sacred Congrega tion of the Holy Office on April 2, and the decree was issued under date of May 24. rj’VtSlON “Slums exist everywhere—thou sands of them,” he said. “Birming ham and the neighboring industrial area have 103,000 houses that are long over-ripe for demolition. Sal ford (near Manchester) has 20.000 such homes. Demolition orders have been withheld for thousands of houses in Glasgow.” The British government is try ing to build 300,000 homes a year— less than the average before the war—without attempting to solve the problem of the slums, he add ed. One of the mam results is that young married couples, in many cases, must live with their rel atives. Marriages are breaking up through frustration and the health and spiritual wealth of the nation are being seriously affected. Sordid Conditions Mr. Kerrell-Vaughan gave as ex amples of how people live in Brit ain today the fact that over 5,000 people in one London district, Is lington, live below ground in homes that never see the light of day. An other 15,000 live in the same condi __ ____________________________________________________ Price Tan Cants $3.00 A Y**r New Parish Is Dedicated In Honor Of St. Gabriel Will Include Amvet Village And Area North And West DECREE We herewith define the limits of SAINT GABRIEL PARISH, Columbus, Ohio, to be: Northern Boundary: Denune Avenue from Joyce Ave nue on the West to Alum Creek on the East. Eastern Boundary: Alum Creek from Denune Avenue on the North to Holt Avenue on the South. Southern Boundary: Seventeenth Avenue from Joyce Avenue on the West to Woodland Avenue on the East Holt Avenue from Woodland Avenue to Alum Creek on the East. Western Boundary: Joyce Avenue from Seventeenth Avenue on the South to Denune Avenue on the North. Such boundaries are established as of this 12th day of June, 1952. MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus New British Housing Effort Aims To Aid 6 Million Homeless LONDON—(NC)—Britain's Cath olic Parents’ Associations have de cided to launch a drive for better housing for the nation’s 6,000,000 homeless people. Delegates from southern Eng land met at Archbishop's House, Westminster, to consider the pos sibility of organizing a national Catholic conference to draw atten tion to the situation. A. R. Kerrell-Vaughan. an au thority on housing, told the dele gates that 2,000,000 families in Britain today pre waiting for homes of their own. This means that more than 6,000.000 are living in slums or are otherwise badly housed. tions in Deptford and Finsbury, two other areas. He urged Catholics to do all they could to fight this growing and deadly evil, which is a problem af (Continued on Page 2) Dublin Launches Extensive Church Building Program DUBLIN (NC) An exten sive church-building program is under way in the Irish capital to meet needs created by increases in the city’s population. In the past 100 year, the population has grown from 396,916 to 691.630. At the same time, a fund-raising drive has been launched to finance a considerable extension of Holy Cross College in Clonliffe, the Dublin Diocesan seminary. Each parish in the archdiocese is contri buting its share to help provide enlarged accommodations for the training of Dublin s future priests. The Dublin Archdiocese at pres ent has 91 parishes, compared with 66 in 1901 and 48 in 1850. The number of churches is 191, compar ed with 152 in 1900 and 126 in 1850. Fourteen new churches some just about completed and others recently begun are being erect ed in newly built-up areas on the outskirts of the city, which up till a year or two ago were green fields. Demonstrating the need for more churches is the fact that as each new’ church is opened it is immediately crowded for the Sun day services. Honor Society Elects Nuns Thr** nuns war* among a group of 27 students at tha Catholic Univarsity of America, salactad for mombarship in the Phi Beta Kappa society, which recognizes their ixcellence in studies. Dr. Fran cis E. Litz, president of the society, congratulates the nuns, the first so honored at the University. Left to right: Sister Amelia Wozniak, G.S.S.F., of Enfield, Conn.,* Sister Rosa Maria Iceza, C.C.V.I., of San Antonio Sistor M. Robert Thompson, SJAA., of Lockport, N Y. (NC Photos) PRAY GOD TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST 8 Acree Bought For New Parish Msgr. O'Donnell Named as Administrator A new parish dedicated under the title of St. Gabriel was canon ically established June 12, 1952, th* Feast of Corpus Christi. In announc ing the erection of the parish. Bishop Ready said it followed the recommendation of the Rev. Earl I. Holtzapfel, pastor of St. Augus tine's parish, from which the par ish is form"* The area of the new parish is the northeast section of the city, pop ularly referred to as Amvet Vil lage. It will serve that development and the territory adjacent to th* north and west. The Very Rev. Msgr. Harold O’Donnell, assistant chancellor of the Diocese, has been appointed administrator of St. Gabriel’s par ish and will proceed immediately to provide suitable church and so cial facilities for the people of th* Monsignor O'Donn*ll area. Presently, there are approxi mately 300 families in the area. Eight acres of land have been purchased on the north side of Mock Road at Woodland avenue for the parish site and plans are under way for the new construction. The boundaries of the new par ish on the north will include De nune avenue from Joyce avenu* on the west to Alum Creek on the east the eastern boundary along Alum Creek from Denune avenu* on the north to Holt avenue on the south the southern boundary in cludes Seventeenth avenue from Joyce avenue on the west to Wood land avenue, north on Woodland to Holt avenue. Holt avenue to Alum Creek Joyce avenue will be the western boundary from Seven teenth -venue north to Denune avenue. 5th Hughes Son In Family Of 7 Becomes Doctor The fifth brother in a family of Catholic doctors received his M.D. degree June 6 at the Ohio Stat* University Medical School. He is Vincent Patrick Hughes, 3186 Indianola avenue, son of Mrs, George F. Hughes and the late Mr. Hughes. Three of his four brothers, all practicing physicians, received their M.D. degrees from Ohio State while the fourth received his from St. Louis University Medical School. All five graduated with the B.S. degree from Notre Dame Univer sity. They are: Dr. J. J. Hughes, 987 Grandview avenue: Dr. Thomas, 1975 Arlington avenue: Dr. Henry G.. 490 Erst North Broadway, and Dr. Robert G. of St. Louis. Mo. Rob ert is the brother who took his M.D. at St. Louis. Two sisters bring the total num ber of children in the Hughes fam ily to seven. The sisters are: Mar tha who is a secretary for the D. L. Auld company, and Mrs. S. H. Bergman. Both live at the Indian ola avenue address. They are mem bers of Immaculate Conception par ish. o------------------ Columbus Church Schedules Appeal An appeal on behalf of the mis sion parish of Sacred Heart, Mil ford Center, will be made in SL Thomas the Apostle Church, Co lumbus, at all masses Sunday The Rev. Willian. Meyer, C.P.P.S., pastor of the mission parish, will preach at the masses, describing his work and requesting prayers and alms. The Milford Center parish num bers only 16 persons and is situated in the midst of Amish persons. It is one of 26 missions within the Columbus Diocese. Sunday’s appeal has been ar ranged by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.