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Vol. No. 38
Fete Planned In St. Luke’s
Parish Where He Served
For 37 Years As Pastor
Danville’s most prominent citi
zen, the Rev. Clement B. Teipe,
will observe the golden jubilee of
his ordination with a Solemn Mass
of Thanksgiving in St. Luke’s
church Sunday, June 29. Father
Teipe has been pastor at the Dan
ville parish for 37 of his fifty years
in the priesthood.
Bishop Ready will preside in the
sanctuary at the Jubilee Mass
which will start at 10 a.m.
Friends from far and near as
well as former parishioners will
join with present members of St.
Luke’s in honoring the Knox Coun
ty priest who is much-loved by
Catholic and non-Catholic alike.
Father Teipe has invited all to
join in his day of jubilee at a
public reception in the Danville
public high school auditorium at
8:15 o’clock in the evening.
Assisting Father Teipe at the
Mass will be the Rt. Rev. Msgr.
John W. Kerrigan, V.F., pastor of
Sacred Heart church, Coshocton,
as assistant priest the Rev. Eu
gene Dunn, pastor of St. Vincent
De Paul church, Mt. Vernon, dea
con the Rev. Robert Schuer, chap
lain at Mercy hospital, Mt. Ver
non, subdeacon, and the Rev.
James Carroll, secretary to Bish
op Ready, master of ceremonies.
Chaplains to the Most Rev. Bish
op will be the Rev. Richard Gros
ser, pastor of Blessed Sacrament
church, Newark, and the Rev. Al
bert Kessler, pastor of Corpus
Christi church, Columbus. The Rt.
Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel, Chan
cellor, will be master of ceremon
ies to the Bishop.
The sermon for the occasion will
be delivered by the Rev. Julian
Schaefer, pastor of St. Mary’s
church, Lancaster.
Assisting as minor ministers of
the Mass will be three seminari
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New Capital Post
Goes To Bishop
G. B. Oxnam,6Antf
ing the appointment of Bishop G.
Bromley Oxnam as the head of the
Methodist church in the Washing
ton area, secular newspapers in the
Capital noted his reputation for an
ti-Catholic utterancdfl
The Washington Times Herald,
in a special story reporting the ac
tion of the Methodist northeastern
jurisdictional conference in Harris
burg, Pa., called Bishop Oxnam an
“outspoken foe of Catholicism.” It
said he is also on record as being
against “any holy war on commun
The Washington Post said he
is “noted for never flinching from
a religious controversy,” and add
ed that the ‘two-fisted preacher”
has “flailed with equal enthusiasm
at what he has considered excesses
of capitalism and Catholicism.”
The Post also said ‘116 took a lead
ing part in the founding of Protest
ants and Other Americans United
for Separation of Church and
The nearby Baltimore Sun, also
in a special story, said: “His direct
attacks upon some policies of the
Catholic Church within recent
years have inspired answering
charges, and his stand on interna
tional affairs, especially as to the
most effective means of fighting
communism, brought his name into
the records of the House Commit
tee on Un-American Activities.”
Bishop Oxnam. who has been
head of the Methodist church in
the New York area since 1944. suc
ceeds Bishop Charles Wesley Flint,
who is retiring.
Fr. Clement B. Teipe Will Mark
Fiftieth Year As Priest Sunday
Mass, Reception Set in Danville
Reds Banish Bishop Paschang
7 U. S. Prelates Left In China
pulsion of Bishop Adolph J. Pas
chang, of Kongmoon, has reduced
to seven the number of American
Bishops still in communist China.
Bishop Paschang, who arrived here
via the Portugese colcny of Macao
was tortured and beaten last win
ter after refusing to meet Red ex
tortion demands.
Bishop Paschang, who is a Mary
knoller, is a native of Martinsburg,
Mo. The 57-year-old prelate dis
closed here that he was summoned
on June 1 to report to the Security
Police in Kongmoon, who told him:
“You haven’t kept the laws. The
people don’t want you anymore.
You must quit the country within
five days."
On the morning of June 6, police
guards brought him by boat to
Macao, where they took away all
the cash he was carrying and sent
him across the border penniless.
The Bishop borrowed money to
complete his journey to Hong
Bishop Paschang came into pro
minence last November when the
communists subjected him to tor
ture to force him to pay “flood
protection fees” amounting to some
$7,000 in United States money.
The demand was based on the pre
text that he owed this assessment
for repair work on dikes carried
on over the past 20 years. During
most of that time, Bishop Paschang
was not even in Kongmoon.
Manhandled By Reds
The prelate recalled that, when
he refused the Reds’ demands, he
was taken by members of the com
munist “Farmers’ Union” to a de
nunciation meeting, with his hands
tied behind his back and a rope
around his neck.
At the meeting. Bishop Paschang
was ordered to kneel before the
Steel Strike Slops Plans
To Ease Curbs On Schools
increase to 50 tons of steel per
project for school construction
without an allotment has been de
ferred by the National Production
Authority because of the steel
Present e u 1 a ions permit
schools to use five tons of carbon
steel per project each quarter and
two of the five tons may be struc
tural steel.
Plans to permit schools to build
gymnasiums with permanent
after July 1 are also delayed.
Planning National Religio
plan* for the first National Congress of Religious in th* United States. The Congress, which is convoked
by the Sacred Congregation of Religious will be held at the University of Notre Dame, August 10-14.
Left to right are: Mother Joan of Arc, Provincial Superior of the Ursulines Mother Killian, Superior
General of the Sisters of St. Joseph Mother Catherine, of the Daughters of Charity Mother Gerald,
Superior General of the Dominican Sisters Mother Rose Elizabeth, Superior General of the Sisters of
the Holy Cross Mother Helene, Superior General of th* Sister* of Providence Sister M. Madeleva,
President of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind. Executive chairman of the committee is Mother
Gerald. Mother Rose Elizabeth is treasurer, in charge of hospitality and registration. (NC Photos)
communist leaders. When he re
fused, 20 Reds manhandled him
until he fell flat on his face.
“For three hours,” he related,
“men and women slapped me with
their open hands as I knelt bound
before them. Women struck me
across the eye, which stayed black
for two weeks afterwards.”
Bishop Paschang was taken to
another village for more mistreat
ment and humiliation before being
Five Prelates In Jail
Of the seven remaining American
Bishops, five are in prison. They
are: Bishops Philip Cote, S.J., of
Suchow. a native of Lawrence,
Mass. Francis X. Ford. M.M. Kay
ing. of Brooklyn, N.Y. Rembert
Kowalski, O.F.M., Wuchang, of
Calumet, Mich. John A. O’Shea,
C.M., Kanchow, of Deep River,
Conn., and Ambrose Pinger, O.F.
M., Chowtsun, of Lindsay, Neb.
The two other American prelates
are both Maryknollers, Bishop
James E. Walsh, former Superior
General of the Maryknoll Fathers,
who was born in Cumberland, Md.,
and Bishop Fredrick Donoghy,
M.M., who comes from New Bed
ford, Mass. Bishop Walsh is in
Shanghai, and Bishop Donaghy is
in Wuchow.
Gels 1326 Pints
Of Blood For Hl
Within 15 Months
TOLEDO—(NC)—After his eight
hour day at the Toledo Casting
Corp., Andrew Kerekgyarto, may
put in another eight hours getting
free blood for those whose very
life may depend on it.
This World War II Veteran, fath
er of two children, has continued
as a volunteer “blood-hound” since
March 25, 1950, when he had a cold
and his mother had to have blood.
Since then he has secured donors
for 1,326 pints for patients in hos
pitals of this area. Besides conduct
ing his own private service—a free
one—he has worked to encourage
social clubs and other groups to or.
ganize blood donation.
Mr. Kerekgyarto said his overall
average is but a little under two
pints a day. One day he phoned 45
persons to get four pints next day
he phoned 45 and got four. At oth
er times, it has been easier, lining
up 10 in about 15 minutes, he said.
Mr. Kerekgyarto is a member of St.
Michael’s Greek Rite parish.
The Catholic
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Juno 20, 1952
The Sacred Priesthood
God Himself liberally sows in
the generous hearts of many
young men the precious seed of
vocation but human means
of cultivating this seed must
not be neglected. There are in
numerable ways and countless
holy means suggested by the
Holy Spirit and all such salu
tary works which strive to pre
serve, promote and help priest
ly vocations, We praise and
bless with all Our heart. If He
who offers even a cup of water
to one of the least of the dis
ciples of Christ “shall not lose
his reward,” what reward will
he receive who places, so to
speak, into the pure hands of a
young priest the sacred chalice,
in which is contained the Blood
of Redemption who helps him
to lift it up to heaven, a pledge
of peace and of blessing for
From The Encyclical
“Ad Catholici Sacer
dotii” of Pius XI
Catholic Press
Praised For
Aid To Popes
The Popes of this century have had
“indispensable support” from the
Catholic press in combatting the
enemies of God and man, Bishop
Leo A Pursley of Ft. Wayne de
clared here this week.
Addressing the forty-second an
nual convention of the Catholic
Press Association, the prelaite said
the Catholic press has amplified
and made articulate the papal coun
ter-offensives against rationalism,
materialism, secularism and neo
Lists Examples
“In all these counter-offensive
measures,” the Bishop asserted,
“the reigning Pontiff in every in
stance has found indispensable sup
port in the Catholic Press.
As examples, he cited the pi
oneering social reforms for which
Leo XIII sought to lay the founda
tion in his great Encyclicals the
many-sided campaign of Blessed
Pius to bring about a radical
restoration of culture and civiliza
tion in Christ the troubled years
of Benedict XV devoted o the
peaceful settlement of fratricidal
strife between Christian nations
the emergence of the monsters of
total godlessness during the pontif
icate of Pius XI and the battle cry
of Catholic Action which he sound
ed so vigorously, the inspiring
leadership of our present Holy Fa
ther, who sees more clearly than
any living man the clouds that
hang over the horizon of the whole
world, whose name means peace,
whose arms encircle the globe in a
gesture of fatherly love, whose
prayer for stricken humanity rises
incessantly before the throne of
Bishop Pursley continued: “That
is why we know that, when some
impartial, non-Catholic and quite
unexpected observer describes the
Catholic Church today as ‘the most
effective spiritual bastion in our
beleagured world,’ it is most often
the power of the Catholic Press
that inspires that friendly tribute.”
—Anti-Catholic prejudices play an
important part in the propaganda
and tactics of the German Social
ist party in its opposition to the
government headed by the Catho
lic Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
These prejudices came again to
the fore when Kurt Schumacher,
Socialist party leader, asserted
that “clerics and the western al
lies” have joined hands to keep
the German people in bondage.
Mr. Schumacher made this com
ment following the signing of the
provisional German peace treaty,
which his party opposes.
The Socialists, who are bent on
unseating the Adenauer govern
ment in the elections scheduled
for next year, use every pretext
to discredit the Chancellor as a
“tool of the West.” As a result,
the Socialists, who profess to com
bat communim, have become the
bedfellows of communists—for no
other reason than their desire to
win supreme power in national af
Strikes Called
Meanwhile, the socialist-domin
ated trade unions have called
strikes in various industries, giv
ing as their reason, opposition to
a new labor law dealing with the
representation of workers in man
agement In reality, opposition to
the Catholic Chancellor appears as
their principal motive.
Catholic labor groups consider
it an abuse of power by the trade
unions to use their influence with
the workers to oppose the policies
of the national government.
As shown by the trend now pre
vailing in the new state of Baden
Wuerttemberg, where socialists
Chinese Reds
Expel French
3 Priests Also Banished
Commies Keep Bishop
From Hong Kong Post
yaar-old French-born Catholic pre
late who had been in China for 40
years arrived here after having
been ordered banished “forever”
by Chinese communist authorities.
He is Archbishop Jean Jpseph
Deymier, Vicar Apostolic of Hang
chow, a Vincentian missionary,
who had been under house arrest
since Nov. 1 of last year. He ar
rived on the same day as Ameri
can-born Msgr. Eugene Fahy, S.J.,
Prefect Apostolic of Yangchow,
who was banished by the Reds af
ter nearly ten months in prison.
The Reds charged that the Arch
bishop had organized the Legion of
Mary in Hangchow and opposed
the projected “Inde pendent
Church” there.
The French prelate was placed
under house arrest in November,
1951 after the Reds moved against
the Legion of Mary, alleging it
was a “counter-revolutionary so
ciety.” He was questioned by po
lice on an average of three or four
times a week, some sessions lasting
the entire day. On Feb. 26, police
searched the Catholic mission, tear
ing down walls and ripping up
Writes Anti-Red Letter
Previously, Archbishop Deymier
had issued a diocesan letter warn
ing against the “Independent
Church" which the communists
were trying to set up. He stated
that the “independence” of the di
ocese had been assured by the
establishment of a seminary for
native priests and that the ordina
tion of 70 priests between 1910
and 1950 was sufficient indication
that the Church desired “self-rule,
self-support and self-propagation.”
The Red campaign came to an
abrupt end as the Catholics refus
ed to participate in it.
Three priests also expelled from
communist China meanwhile
brought the first news of the de
tention in the city of Hoi Fong of
another Bishop, whose whereabouts
had been uncertain.
The prelate is Bishop Lawrence
Bianchi, who succeeded as Ordi
nary of Hong Kong when Bishop
Valtorta died last September. He
was residing in Swabue, Kwantung
province, at the time and was de
nied an exit visa to go to Hong
The three priests—Fathers Raf
faele Dellanina, Luciano Aletta and
Michele Pagani—said that both
they and the Bishop were put into
a hotel room, where they were held
as prisoners and yet forced to pay
Priests Aid Agriculture
MANILLA (NC) Many Filipino
priests are receiving special train
ing in agriculture so they can help
their people toward better farming
methods and increased food pro
Thirty-four diocesan priests have
just completed an intensive course
at the College of Agriculture of
the University of the Philippines
at Los Banos, Laguna and similar
courses will be conducted each
Germany’s Socialists Oppose
Catholic Chancellor Adenauer
have joined hands with the Liberal
party and excluded the Christian
Democrats from the government,
a socialist election victory would
pave -the way for policies re
sembling those of the red rulers
in Eastern Germany.
In Western Berlin too, socialist
influences continue to be asserted
in favor of a school system unac
ceptable to the Christian churches.
As Petrusblatt, Berlin diocesan
weekly, points out, the word “God”
cannot be found in the proposals
for reorganizing public schools.
Christianity is relegated to a sub
ordinate position and merely con
sidered along with “other cultural
manifestations,” since “tolerance”
is said to preclude any emphasis
on a specific religion.
2 National Conventions
To Hear Cardinal Stritch
Eminence Samuel Cardinal
Stritch, Archbishop of Chi
cago, will deliver invoca
tions at both th* Democrat
ic and Republican national
conventions here.
The Cardinal will give th*
invocation at the G.O.P. key
note session July 7, the
convention's opening date.
He will also give th* Invo
cation at th* opening or at
th* keynote session of the
Democratic convention July
Cardinal Stritch gave the
Invocation at the opening
session of the Democratic
national convention her* in
Enrollment Swells
To 3.5 Million In
Post-War Period
The Church is more than keep
ing pace educationally with a post
war increase in population which
has added another Catholic for ev
ery four members of the Faith at
the end of World War II.
It is accomplishing this by pro
viding Catholic educational facili
ties for a postwar enrollment rise
of over 35 per cent, and by ex
panding religious instruction class
es for public school pupils. In
struction classes jumped in attend
ance more than 70 per cent in the
last five years.
These are findings of a N.C.W C.
News Service analysis of current
and past statistics compiled by the
Official Catholic Directory. Salient
points disclosed by the analysis
Students in Catholic elemen
tary schools have increased in
number by more than 80 per
cent in less than half a cen
Figures supplied by the Of
ficial Catholic Directory show
that in the last 35 years en
rollment rose from 1,537,644 to
2,776, 857.
The number of Catholic ele
mentary schools increased by
over 50 per cent and now totals
1. Over three and a half mil
lion students were in Catholic
schools ranging from grade schools
to colleges last Jan. 1. More than
a million and a half public school
students were receiving instruction
in the Catholic Faith. Adding pu
pils in Catholic protective institu
tions, 5,141,251 youths were under
Catholic instruction of some type.
Five years ago this total was 3.832,
Post-War Surge Noted.
2. Since World War II Catholic
elementary and high school enroll
ment each increased well over a
third. Elementary students num
bered 2,776,857 last Jan. 1, and
high school students 558,490.
3. Catholic colleges and universi
ties, despite a drop from the 1950
enrollment peak as the number of
GI Bill students slacked off, had
more than twice as many students
last January as they had in Janu
ary of 1944. The 1952 figure was
4. The vast expansion in Catho
lic education was made possible in
large part by doubling the number
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Catholic School Census
Shows Big Gain In ’52
Conan M1staken.
Magazine Asserts
vate and parochial schools “repre
sent the very essence of individual
freedom,” according to an editorial
in The American Federationist, of
ficial American Federation of La
bor magazine.
The magazine replied to an ac
cusation by President James B. Co
nant of Harvard University that
independent high schools are a
“threat to our democratic unity.”
He made this charge at a meeting
of public school administrators.
The American Federationist said
“we want no single pattern that
discourages inquiry and individu
ality and contains minds within
prescribed limits. Our public
school system should facilitate
greater individual freedom not
Adm. Nimitz
To Head Group
For Tax Relief
miral Chester W. Nimitz. one of
the Nation’s great naval heroes,
has assumed leadership of a state
wide organization formed to sup
port the California Legislature and
the Governor in freeing non-profit,
private schools from property tax
California is still the only State
in the Union which places a prop
erty tax on private, non-profit
Measure Passed
A measure to grant relief to
these schools was introduced in
the California Legislature early
last year. It was approved by the
Assembly, 75 to 0, and by the Sen
ate, 33 to 3. Gov. Earl Warren
signed the bill in May. 1951.
However, opponents to the tax
exemption measure initiated a ref
erendum and were successful in
preventing the Legislature’s and
the Governor’s action from becom
ing law.
The measure will be decided by
the California voters on the No
vember ballot.
Admiral Nimitz will head a com
mittee known as “Californians for
Justice in Education.’’ which will
undertake an, aggressive campaign
to support “the State Legislature
and the Governor on the school
tax issue by obtaining “Yes” votes
on the November ballot.
Cathedral’s Oldest Member At
Mrs. H. H. Hemler, who at 100, is the oldest living member of
St. Joseph's Parish. In her memory are engraved many a famous page
of church and city history.
Third Of British Lack Any
Church Contact, Priest Says
About onethird of the British
people have no contact of any kind
with religion, the annual confer
ence of the Catholic Young Men’s
Society was told here.
About 40 per cent of the popula
tion never go to any church. Of
those who do, one in 13 is an
Anglican, one in seven belongs to
other denominations and one in
two is a Catholic.
These statistics were given by
the Rev. John Coyne, member of
the Catholic Missionary Society
whose priests devote their lives to
work in the churchless areas of
“Many of the churchgoers do not
believe what is the very minimum
of Christian orthodox faith,” he
added. “Very often the broad
minded Christian is little removed
from the good pagan. The aston
ishing thing is that in spite of so
little positive practice of Christian
ity, religion figures largely among
the subjects debated by the ordin
ary man. That is our chance.”
Father Coyne told the 350 dele
gates to promote conversions
through ordinary daily contacts
with their fellowmen and not to
leave it to the clergy.
“After some years’ experience
both of missions for non-Catholics
and of inquiry classes, I can truth
fully say that no amount of public
advertising or propaganda from
the pulpit has anything like the
value of solid results that personal
contact has,” he said.
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yeer
School Population
Increases 750 In
Columbus Diocese
Catholic school population in the
Columbus Diocese continued its up
ward trend during the 1951-1952
school year.
This was disclosed by the Rev.
C. Bennett Applegate, acting super
intendent, who reported an in
crease of 750 students above the
previous year’s enrollment. Total
elementary and high school popula
tion is now 18.444.
Of that total, 14,012 are enroll
ed in 54 parish elementary schools
2818 in 18 parish high schools 316
in 4 private elementary schools
988 in 5 private high schools 27
in one special school and 283 in
the preparatop' department of the
Diocesan Seminary. The total num
ber of Mementary and secondary
schools in the Diocese is 82.
Serve As Teachers
There are 662 teachers on the va
rious elementary and high school
faculties distributed as follows: 409
teaching in the elementary schools,
including 40 Priests. 350 Sisters
and 19 lay teachers. In the high
schools, 253 are teaching, including
74 Priests, 150 Sisters and 29 lay
Four schools of nursing in the
Diocese have a total enrollment of
373 student nurses. There are 56
members on the faculties, includ
ing 9 Priests, 15 Sisters and 32
lay teachers.
Seminaries in the Diocese in
clude College of Saint Charles
Borromeo. the Diocesan Seminary,
and the Pontifical College Jose
phinum. Saint Charles has an en
rollment of 61 students in the Sem
inary Department with a teaching
staff of 10 Priests in residence. The
Josephinum has an enrollment of
107 students in the Major Semi
nary. 188 in the Minor Seminary
and a teaching staff of 24 Priests.
The College of Saint Mary of
the Springs enrolled 360 students
during the past year. Saint Mary’s
has a faculty of 7 Priests, 31 Sis
ters and 6 lay teachers.
The Annual School Report is in
tended to emphasize the self-sac
rificing efforts of parents, teachers
and clergy to provide a complete
education in Catholic schools in
conformity with the principles set
forth by the Councils of the
Church, the Encyclicals of the
Popes and the general Law of the
During the past five years. Fr.
Applegate noted, these efforts
have become manifest in the estab
lishment of new schools and the
remodeled or constructed additions
to many others.
Century Mark
Mrs. Hemler Saw
Parish Beginnings
In the East End of the city lives
a little old lady who has spent 96
of her 100 years in Columbus, and
whose remarkable memory vividly
recalls events which lave transpir
ed over 94 of those years.
She is Mrs. H. H. Hemler, who
lives with her daughter and son
in-law. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Beitel,
at 1469 Eastwood avenue. She
passed her one hundredth mile
stone May 17.
Boys In Blue
The oldest member of the Ca
thedral parish, she helped get the
parish started, and saw the Ca
thedral go up from the laying of
the cornerstone Nov. 11, 186f to
its completion and consecration,
Oct. 20. 1878.
Her vivid memory of Columbus
history covers her witnessing the
boys in Union blue marching -way
in 1861 and home again in ’63.
She saw Abraham Lincoln in
life, when, as a candidate for the
presidency, he visited the city Sep
tember 10, 1859 and made a speech
on the East Terrace of the State
House. She saw him again in death
April 29, 1865 when the funeral
train, earing the body of the ar
tyred president to its final re :ng
place i* his home in Srringfield,
Ill., stopped in Columbus.
Lincoln's Death
“I had another reason to remem
ber the President Lincoln Funeral
Cortege.” Mrs. Hemler '•aid. “The
parade started at the railroad sta
tion and went down Chestnut
street to High and thence to the
State House. A girl of 14 at the
time, and small at that. I couldn’t
see over the heads of the vast
crowd. A man held me on his
shoulder so I could see. In the ex
citement, I lost a shoe. I thought
it wouldn't make much difference
since my father was a shoemaker.
But I thought wrong. When I got
home, he impressed on me very
forcibly that a pair of good shoes
was something to be guarded. But,”
she chuckled. “It was worth it.”
The fact that her father was a
shoemaker, and one of the best in
the trade, was the reason Mrs.
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