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GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM Vol. 1, No. 39 Italian Cardinal Blasts Moral Re-Armament’s Claims, Authority’ Says Buchmanites Deviate From Faith Sees Danger To Noii-Catholics As Well As Catholics MILAN, Italy (Radio. NC) The “Moral Re-Armament’’ move ment was condemned by His Emi nence Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster, Archbishop of Milan, as “hetero dox.” a “thing different from the Catholic faith” and as dangerous for non-Catholics as for Catholics. In a statement published in the archdiocesan daily, L’ltalia, the Cardinal said that despite his warn ing a year ago the movement con tinues to propagate itself in his archdiocese. He added that it even receives the financial support of some “generous hearts” here. The Objections Cardinal Schuster listed these objections to Moral Re-Armament: “The movement follows a Protest ant system because, by lightly by passing the Catholic Church, the only one charged by Christ with transmitting to souls the treasures Block Georgian’s Move To Ban U.S. Envoy To Vatican WASHINGTON—(NCWC) The Senate Appropriations committee, Tuesday, knocked out the 1953 State Department Budget Bill an amendment inserted by the House of Representatives which would have barred the establishment of any regular U.S. diplomatic mis sion of the State of Vatican City. A clause inserted while the bill was before the House Appropria tions Committee last March pro hibited the State Department from using any of its funds to establish any foreign service post or mission exclusive of regular consular posts in any state or country before the Senate confirms the first chief- of mission or other diplomatic repre sentatives to such countries. Congressman Preston of Georgia, author of the amendment, said it was designed to prevent money being spent on the establishment of a mission to the Vatican City. o------------ Easter Vigil To Be Theme Of Ohio Liturgical Parley CLEVELAND (NC)—The new Easter Vigil services recently au thorized by the Holy See will be the theme of the 13th annual Litur gical Week here August 18 to 21. Thousands of priests, religious and laity from every state and Can ada are expected to attend the ses sions. Msgr. M. B. Hellriegel of St. Louis is president of the Liturgical Conference, which sponsors the annual meeting. Holiness Hour On WBNS To Wind Up 19-Week Run To Resume In Fall One of the most popular broad casts ever to be aired in Columbus will terminate a 19-week run on station WBNS next Sunday after noon. and suspend for the sum mer, to be renewed in the fall. This is the “Hour of Holiness”, a drama and music program based on the lives of the saints, which won such reception that requests for copies of the scripts have come in from communities in eight states from New York to California. In addition, at least one woman listener, a non-Catholic, was drawn toward the Faith. She has made inquiries about instruction, according to the Rev. George Ful cher, S.T.D., assistant pastor of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and ecclesias tical advisor to the program. Next Sunday’s broadcast, based on the life of St. Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, will start at 2:30 p.m. and run for the half-hour. Starting last Feb. 24, the lives of 17 other saints have been presented in sim ilar fashion. Originally scheduled at 10 a. m., the program was switched to the 2:30 p. m. hour about a month ago. They ff'ere Human The programs have been under the general supervision of the Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel, chancellor of the Diocese, who was also the featured speaker on the introductory program. Arrange ments for the series were made with the cooperation of Mr. Geer Parkinson, program director of WBNS. The scripts, which were written by Miss Mary Martha Sliter of Christ the King Parish and well known radio and magazine writer, are based on the theme “Sainthood for Moderns.” The programs present the saints as they were, as men and women of the Redemption, it would direct ly place souls in immediate contact with God and His grace. “This is contrary to the Divine arrangement and the Gospel. In the present order one cannot ar rive at the Father, except through Christ. No one reaches Christ, ex cept through His Church.” Moral Re-Armament is “danger ous for- non-Catholics,” the Cardi nal added: “It offers them a re ligious form which is cut in half and subjective, a morality without dogmas, without a principle of au thority, without a supremely re vealed faith, sheep without a shep herd and outside the legitimate sheepfold of Christ. In a word, it offers a religiousness which is arbi trary and therefore laden with er rors. Danger For Catholics “The movement is particularly dangerous for Catholics because Jesus Christ sent His Spirit, the Paraclete, upon His Church ‘to teach it all truth.- But the members of Moral Re-Armament seek it in stead at Caux Moral Re-Armament general headquarters in Switzer land where they find a subjective pietism of the authentic Protestant stamp.” Cardinal Schuster quoted Dante to offer guidance to Christians who “desire an authentic re armament based on Catholic dogma and not subjective sentiment.” He said: “You have the Old and New Testa ment and the shepherd of the Church who guides you. Let this be enough for you and your salva tion.” ------------o---------------- Bishop Ready To Attend Installation Ceremony Bishop Michael J. Ready will at tend the installation of Bishop William E. Cousins, D.D., as head of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, next Wednesday, July 2. The solemn installation cere monies will take place in St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria, with His Emi nence Cardinal Samuel Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, presiding and preaching at the colorful rites. The installation Mass will begin at 10:30 a. m. ----------o------------ Priest Praises Key Union CLEVELAND (NC) The Communications Workers of Amer ica, a labor union which plays a key defense role, was praised by the Rev. George A. Schneider for keeping out communists. Father Schneider, Cleveland chapter chap lain of the Association of Catho lic Trade Unionists (ACTU), spoke at the CWA national convention. Radio Series On Sainthood Draws Requests For Scripts From 8 States Coast-To-Coast St. Gabriel Parish Mass At St. Mary’s College Mass for the parishioners of the new St. Gabriel Parish will be offered in Christ the King Chapel of St. Mary of the Springs College at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., starting Sunday, July 6. In making the announce ment, the Very Rev. Msgr. Har old O’Donnell, assistant Chan cellor of the Diocese and ad ministrator of the new parish, said that Masses will be offered there each Sunday until the new St. Gabriel’s Church is built. The new church will serve Amvet Village and the area North and West. Mass Leagues Condemned Bv Bishop Ready Scores Commercialization Of The Holy Sacrifice Lays Down Three Norins In a letter sent to the priests of the Diocese last week, Bishop Ready condemned the current abuses which have sprung up in the country during recent years regarding the solicitation of funds by certain groups with the promise of remembrances in a great num ber of Masses. 4 w I1B N S Outlining the nature of such appeals, the Bishop said that “groups of Religious ?nd Religious Institutions have set up so-called Mass Associations. Mass Leagues, Purgatorial Societies, in which they propose to enroll individuals and family groups on the payment of a fixed monetary contribution, rang ing from five to twenty-five dollars for individuals, and up to one hun dred dollars for family groups, and promise daily and perpetual re membrances in a large number of Masses.” Shocking Violation Such obvious commercialization of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a shocking violation of the spirit of Church law, the Bishop contin ued, noting that “for a given sum, not books, magazines or patent medicines are offered, but the spir itual benefits of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” The advertising programs used by the various bodies engaged in these particular solicitations of funds is of a shocking and highly offensive nature. It is the practice of these organizations to play upon the sensibilities of those who have lately lost a member of their fam ily and exploit their very natural grief. It is the inhuman practice of these organizations to imply or in sinuate that the “bereaved will be failing in the remembrance of their deceased, if they do not make a contribution for the enrollment of the deceased in some such Associ ation,” it was pointed out. In consequence of these flagrant (Continued on Page 2) Broadcasting tho lift of I St. John the Baptist over WBNS last Sunday art: (I to r) Thomas Williams of St. Charles College as St. John Donald Schulz of St. Charles Seminary as St. Andrew, and James J. Lang, 1348 W. Seventh avenue, narrator. Insert is Miss Mary M. Sliter, 848 Francis street, writer of the scripts. erns of their own times, subject to the stresses and strains and temptations of men and women of all times. “They are based on the theory,” Miss Sliter said, “that any one can be a saint, if he conquers temptation and cooperates with grace, as did the saints, who were, to begin, just ordinary men and women like everyone else.” Each broadcast is based on the life of the saint whose feast day comes during the ensuing week. St. John the Baptist was the subject of last Sunday’s broadcast next Sun day will feature incidents in the and therefore all too human, mod- life of St. Paul. (Continued on Page 2) A 1935 graduate of St. Mary of the Springs where she majored in English and Sociology, Miss Sliter is presently employed by the Farm Bureau Insurance Company. In ad dition, she writes constantly for Catholic magazines and other pub lications. For some two years, she wrote, directed and produced a series of radio programs on WVKO for the Diocesan Council of Cath olic Women. She is also the organ ist at Christ the King Church. Preparation of a script takes an average of about 20 hours, Miss Sliter said. Sometimes the research The Catho ii‘C Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Juno 27, 1952 CPA Convention's highlight speaker, Hi* Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch, upper photo, Archbishop of Chicago, was met by three editor-bithop* at he ar rived for convention banquet at Notre Dame University. Left to right, front row: Very Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Notre Dame president and university host Bishop John F. Noll of Fort Wayne, founder and editor of Our Sunday Visitor and epis copal host to gathering Cardinal Stritch Bishop Thomas K. Gor man, Coadjutor of Dallas and former editor of the Tidings, Los Angeles, and Bishop Albert R. Zuroweste of Belleville, former editor of The Messenger, East St. Louis, III. Back row, left to right: CPA officials, Father Thomas A. Meehan, editor of the New World, Chicago, and incoming president F. A. Fink, OSV man aging editor and retiring presi dent Mrs. Fink Msgr. John S. Randall, managing editor of The Catholic Courier Journal, Roches A ham dinner, a bazaar and en tertainment by radio and TV sUrv will feature the annual Orphans’ Festival July 4 at St. Vincent’s Or phanage, 1490 E. Main St. The day’s complete program was announced this week by Rev. Wil liam E. Kappes, Diocesan Director of Charities and Hospitals and gen eral picnic chairman. To Give Prizes Activities will get underway at 11 a.m. and continue until 11 p.m. Award winners will receive a two week trip for two to Bermuda and an all-expense trip for two to a trio of ’52 World Series games. The dinner will be served begin ning at 4 p.m. Fr. Kappes pointed out that the $1 charge for adults and 50 cents for children is one of the lowest prices in the area for a picnic dinner. Among radio and video person alities to entertain are Johnny Win ters and Roger Garrett, both of WBNS-TV Lynn Ballard, Spooks Beckman, Charlie Cesner and Joe Hill ot WLW-C Bud Sweeney, WHKC, and Walter Furnis, WCOL. The fund goal for the picnic is $25,000, or about 35 per cent of the income needed by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity of Stella Niagara to operate the orphanage each year. A diocesan institution, under the direction of Mother Mary Ida, the orphanage is home to an average enrollment of 90 boys and girls ranging in age from 2 to 15. The Catholic Welfare Bureau places the children in the home, usually because one of the parents is de ceased or ill, or the parents are separated. Needs Cited We’re trying to brighten up the orphanage and make it as home like as possible,” Fr. Kappes said, adding that playground equipment, play room furniture .and dining room tables and chairs are some of the things the children need. Co-chairmen of the picnic are J. W. Echenrode and L. T. “Larry” Murnan. They will be assisted by Bud Sweeney and Ann Duffy, pub licity Art McGovern, auditor Jo seph Lang, grounds committee chairman James Alberts and Frank Shea, jr., special gifts. 4 Organizations working to make the festival successful are the Cath olic War Veterans, the Altar Soci eties of Holy Rosary and St. John’s parish, the Christian mothers of Widely-Honored Canadian Labor Leader Dies At 65 SYDNEY, N. S. (NC) —Alexan der S. MacIntyre, 65, of Sydney, who was honored by St. Francis Xavier University with an honor ary master of arts degree although he had practically no book or class room education, is dead. He started as a mine worker at the Cape Breton soft coal pits when he was 14. As vice-president of the United Mine Workers for District 26, he was a leader in the fight for improved conditions in the soft coal mines of Nova Scotia province. At Catholic Press Convention 1* fl ter, secretary Father Albert Nevins, MM, editor of Maryknoll, retiring treasurer, and James F. Kane, executive secretary of the the Catholic Press Association. Father Thomas A. Meehan of The New World, Chicago, lower photo, elected Catholic Press As sociation president at the 42nd St. Vincent’s Orphanage Picnic Highlights July 4 In Columbus Holy Family parish, the Fatima Club of Sacred Heart parish. Knights of St. John, Nos. 97 and 98, Knights of St. John Auxiliary, the Santa Maria council and Coun cil No. 400 of the Knights of Co lumbus, and St. Vincent’s Orphan age alumni. Father Gribbon Arrives From Far East Spiritual Adviser To 1100 Airmen The 1100 Catholic airmen at Lockbourne Air Base have a new chaplain. He is the Rev. James Gribbon. a captain in the Air Force, who has been in uniform for the past three and a half years, most of it in foreign service, in cluding Japan and the war zone in Korea. Father Gribbon succeeds the Rev. David G. Dennis, assistant ed itor of the Catholic Times, who served as interim chaplain at Lock bourne since the Rev. Frank Ebner was assigned to the Far East. A native of New York City, Fa ther Gribbon was educated at Ca thedral College in that city, and at St. Joseph’s Seminary in nearby Yonkers. He was ordained in 1942 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. New York, by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman. Following an assignment as as sistant pastor in St. Angela Merici Parish and St. Peter’s Parish in New York City, Father Gribbon en tered the service. He was sent to Offutt Air Base, Omaha, Neb., as chaplain in October, 1948 and thence to Japan in September, 1950. He was chaplain at Itazuke Air Base, which was closest to the Korean fighting lines when hostili ties started in June, 1950. Home For Supper “The Eighth Fighter Bomber Wing was based there,” he said. “It was not unusual to see them take off right after breakfast for the front in Korea and come home Dutch Army Has Greatest Chaplain To Soldier Ratio THE HAGUE—(NC) Holland may have the highest proportion of chaplains in its army of any country, figures released by the Dutch army’s chief chaplain indi cate. Msgr. Herman Van Stralen re ported that there is one Catholic and one Protestant chaplain for ev ery 1,500 men, and in wartime for every 1,000 men. This means one chaplain for each 750 or for each 500 men. The United States Army esti mates that it has one chaplain for every 1,000 men at present. France has one for every 3,000, Belgium one for each 1,500, and England one for each regiment. CPA Re-defines Role Of Catholic Press national convention at Notre Dame University, greets the new CPA vice-president, Charles J. McNeill (right), who is general manager of George A. Pflaum Publisher, Inc., of Dayton, O., and Ray Donovan, Notre Dame public information director. New Yugoslav Bishops ROME (NC) Two Yugoslav Bishops were consecrated in the Zagreb cathedra! last April, ac cording to information now re leased by SICO. the Information Service of the Oriental Church here. They are Bishop Gabriel Bukat ko, Titular of Severiana and Ad ministrator Apostolic of Crisio, and Bishop Tokic, Coadjutor to Archbishop Nicholas Dobrecic of Bar. Lockbourne Gets Neiv Chaplain in time for supper. It was that close. “And.” he added, “wives would be standing at the air strips anx- Fathcr Gribbon iously scanning the skies for their husbands’ planes when homecom ing time came. Sometimes some of them didn’t return.” In September, 1951, Father Grib bon found himself in Korea where he was assigned as chaplain of the 67th Tactical Reconnaisance Wing. After two years in the Far East, eight months of which he spent in the war area, he was recalled to the States, and assigned as chap lain to Lockbourne. The Sacred Priesthood It is the priest’s task to clear away from men’s mmds the mass of prejudices and misunderstandings which hos tile adversaries have piled up the modern mind is eager for the truth, and the priest should be able to point it out with se rene frankness there are souls still hesitating, distressed by doubts, and the priest should inspire courage and trust, and guide them with calm security to the safe port of faith, faith accepted by both head and heart error makes its on slaughts, arrogant and persist ent, and the priest should know how to meet them with a de fense vigorous and active yet solid and unruffled. From The Encyclical “Ad Catholici Sacer dotii” of Pius XI 250 Attend DCCW Meet Give Special Emphasis To Children’s Problems “Widening the Avenues of Christian Charity” as the theme of the third quarterly meeting this week of the Columbus Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women. Th session, attended by approx, imately 250 women in the central deanery was held in Canal Win chester High School. St. Mary’s parish, Groveport, St. Simon and Jude parish, West Jefferson and St. Paul’s Parish, Westerville, spon sored the event. Outlining charitable needs of the diocese was Miss Joyce Lawler, case worker for the Catholic Welfare Bureau. Miss Lawler advocated establish ment of a child guidance clinic where a psychologist, priest, psy chiatrist and social worker could join force* to solve mental prob lems of children. She also called for a home-maker service to aid families temporarily broken by the absence of the mother maternity guilds to pro vide baby layettes and furniture to poor families parish programs to aid the aged group homes for maladjusted teen-aged boys and girls and emergency and tempor ary foster homes for boys and girls who are “problem children Another speaker. Sister Rose anne, O.S.F., of Our Lady of Mercy, Granville, summarized the needs of retarded children. Rev. William E. Kappes. dioce san consultant for the committee cooperating with Catholic charities described the church’s views to ward work with orphans, the sick, aged, and the poor. He said that the word poor could refer to those who need spiritual, as well as physical and financial aid. Others on the speaking rostrum were the Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel Mayor Dewey Shoemak er of Canal Winchester Mrs. Phil lip Ficocella of Christ the King Parish Mrs. D. O. Newhart, St. Michael Parish Miss Lucille Mc Grath. Holy Rosary Parish: Mrs. Albert Wolf, Corpus Christi Par ish: and Miss Kathleen Smith, St. John the Evangelist Parish. Mrs. Alexander J. Glockner of Holy Name Parish presided over the meeting. Mrs. Glockner is pres ident of the DCCW. The Right Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Schwendeman, pastor of Holy Cross Church, Columbus, will de liver the sermon and the Right Rev. Msgr. John B. Donahie, pas tor of Holy Name, will be master of-ceremonies. Other officers will be: the Rev. George A. Fulcher, assistant at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus, dea con, and the Rev. James Hanley, assistant at Holy Redeemer Church, Portsmouth, sub-deacon. Serving as minor ministers will be Roland Toror, seminarian at Mt. St. Mary’s in Cincinnati, and the following seminarians at St. Charles College. Columbus: Robert Manning, Charles Griffin, and Col by Grimes. Fr. Essman received the Sacra ment of Holy Orders from Bishop Martin J. O’Connor, rector of the North American College in Rome, on Dec. 8 of last year. On the fol lowing day, he celebrated his first Solemn Mass in the Church of St. Lawrence and St. Stephen in Rome. He attended Holy Name grade school and St. Charles Preparatory School and College. Following his PRAY GOD TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST Price Ton Cents $3.00 A 42nd Annual Convention Secs Function As Vital To Nation Catholic journalists from all over the United States met for their 42nd annual convention last week at Notre Dame. The major events and accomplishments at the three-day meeting of the Catholic Press Association. June 18 to 21 were: 1. A re-definition by prominent speakers of the vital role of the Catholic Press in keeping alive the true spirit of dem ocracy, a brotherhood of man in the Fatherhood of God. Speak ers included His Eminence, Samuel Cardinal Stritch of Chicago and Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, coadjutor of Dallas, Tex. 2. Resolutions protesting the “dissemination of unsubstantiated charges and unsupported statements of purported fact by press and radio and television today.” 3. A resolution pledging members to “fulfill the moral respon sibilities of our own work by reporting, interpreting, commenting upon and judging the statements and acts of others with strict adher ence to the demands of charity and justice 4. A resolution calling for a veto of the McCarran omnibus immi gration bill on the ground that, in its present form, it is nationally and racially discriminatory, and because “there is need for the free move ment of oppressed peoples from one land to another.” Stress Needs Of Christian Charity Work Yoer 5. A resolution pledging mem bers to "urge Catholic readers to fulfill their civic responsibility,” to go to the polls and vote in the forthcoming important national elections.” 6. Elected officers for the com ing year. 7. Awarded prizes, including gold medals to member papers, for general excellence and excellence in specific fields. New Officers The Rev. Thomas A. Meehan, ed itor of the New World, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was elected association president, Charles J. McNeill, general man ager of George A. Pflaum. Publish er, Inc., of Dayton. Ohio, was elect* ed vice president, and the Rev. Philip L. Kennedy, managing edi tor of the Observer, newspaper of the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., was elected treasurer. Elected to the Board of directors were Father Kennedy, Mr. McNeill, Msgr. John S. Randall, managing editor of the Catholic Courier Jour nal, newspaper of the Diocese of Rochester, N ¥., and David Host of the Marquette University School of Journalism, representing the Catholic School Editor. Milwaukee. Monsignor Randall was appointed secretary. The role of the Catholic Press in modern society was examined by several speakers, among them His Eminence, Samuel Cardinal Stritch of Chicago, Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, Coadjutor of Dallas, Tex., John J. Daly, editor of the Catholic Vtrginian, Richmond, and the Rev. Joseph C. Walen, editor of the Western Michigan Catholic, Grand Rapids. “IT ork Well" “If the Catholic Press does its work well, we can look forward to the brightest period of Christian civilization in the history of th® world,” Cardinal Stritch declared. Emphasizing that the Catholic press must be “up to date,” Cardi nal Stritch added, “with all the constructive forces of Catholic truth it must live in its own age and it must seek to integrate and harmonize and make intelligible our age in the light of Catholic truth. With the church, its main concern will be the winning of souls for Christ.” Pointing out that part of the work must be based on the social life and institutions, the Cardinal said, “it is not only concerned with exposing the futility of systems which have brought about the ca tastrophes of our times, but also it woiks and labors to give men that force which will enable them to repair the rents in their social fabric and to make it more re splendent than it has ever been in the past.” (Continued on Page 2) Fr. Essman’s 1st Solemn High Mass Will Be At Holy Name The Rev. Peter Essman, who was ordained a priest in Rome on the feast of the Immaculate Concep tion, will celebrate his first Sol emn High Mass in his home par ish—Holy Name Church, Colum bus, this Sunday at 11:45 a.m. graduation, he went to Rome in th® autumn of 1948 to study theology at the Gregorian university there. Fr. Essman arrived in New York aboard the Queen Mary yesterday and was to have arrived in Colum- Father Essman bus sometime today. He will re main here until Autumn when he will return to Rome for graduate studies in theology. Fr. Essman’s father is a civil en gineer with the state highway de partment. His younger brother, Joseph, graduated from the College of Engineering at Ohio State uni versity June 6. Fr. Essman’s fam ily lives at 2329 Indianola avenue.