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GRATIA PLENA DOM INUS TECUM Vol. 1, No. 42 At Dover Will Sisters of Divine Providence who comprise the faculty of St. Joseph’s School in Dover are to have a new convent. This was announced this week by the Rev. David Dressman, O.F.M. Cap., pastor of the parish. The new convent. Father Dress man said, will cost more than $100,000, and will replace the pres ent convent regarded as unsafe for occupancy and which will be razed and the area utilized for the pres ent time a$ a school playground. The new convent, he added will be a two-story brick building with dining area, reception looms, re creation facilities and a chapel on the first floor, and 14 rooms on the second floor for the Sisters. Designed by Lawrence Motter of the architectural firm of Firestone and Motter of Canton, he said, the building will be erected on a va cant tract at Tuscarawas avenue and Sixth street. The site is now being used as a playground. Bids for the new building are in. Father Dressman added, and it is hoped that construction can be started before Fall. In making the announcement Father Dressman said: “Teachers of St. Joseph’s School are women who have dedicated their lives to religion and the education of chil dren. As young girls they left the world and its attractions to live a life of sacrifice as a religious com munity. “Unmarried, they devote their entire life to the salvation of their own souls and the souls of others. They are mother auxiliaries or mother helpers. Their only ambi tion and purpose here in Dover is to assist parents in educating and training their children. “During the last 66 years, the Sisters of Divine Providence from Pittsburgh have been working un der adverse circumstances. Among their hardships have been the un healthy and cramped living quar- Urge G.O.P. Adopt Immigration Plank But To No Avail CHICAGO-- (NC) —War Relief services of the National Catholic Welfare Conference joined here with 25 national, fraternal and re ligious organizations, federated in the American Committee on Spe cial Migration in presenting to the Platform Committee of the Repub lican Party a proposal for special migration legislation in the party’s 1952 platform. However, the platform as finally drafted had nothing whatever to say about immigration. Msgr. Edward E. Swanstrom, Executive Director of War Relief Services and Acting Chairman of the American Committee on Spe cial Migration, headed a committee of four member agencies which appeared before the Foreign Policy sub-committee of which Senator Eugene D. Milliken of Colorado was chairman. Paul McCormack, executive as sistant to Monsignor Swanstrom, was the spokesman for the group. He urged the Republican Party to adopt a platform plank supporting immediate enactment of special migration legislation designed to help alleviate the refugee and pop ulation stresses in Western Europe. Monsignor Swanstrom explained after the meeting that “The enact ment of such a special legislative program was advocated not only from a self interest point of view, but also as a reaffirmation of free enterprise as the path tn world peace, progress and prosperity.”! jhakC*?-* Dover Planning New Convent For St. Joseph .. A I Construction Of New Convent Start By Fall ters for a goodly number of years. And since these self-sacrificing sis ters have been such a tremendous power for good in this community.” they are deserving of a better and more decent home. “We Catholics feel that we owe it to them. This new building, we hope, will be started next month. We have confidence in God and the generous people of this com munity that they will not let this necessary project fail." .................... Medical Society Won’t Reinstate “Mercy Killer” MANCHESTER, N. H. (NC)— For the second time, the Hillsbor ough County Medical Society has refused to reinstate Dr. Hermann N. Sander, physician who was the central figure in a “mercy death" murder trial that attracted world wide attention here two and a half years ago. The doctor was acquitted on a first degree murder charge in con nection with the death of Mrs. Abbie C. Barroto, 59, at the Hills borough County General Hospital, where she was a cancer patient. Knights Of St. Mrs. Renner A INDIANAPOLIS Mrs. Clara Renner, a member of St. John’s parish, Columbus, and a member of Columbus, Auxiliary No. 3, Knights of St. John, was re-elected president of the National Auxiliary group at the supreme convention of the Knights and Auxiliary held here in Indianapolis last week. Mrs. Renner, who is serving her fourth term as president of the national group, lives at 834 S. 22nd street, Columbus. She is first vice president of the Columbus group. Raymond Hammer of Piqua, O., was re-elected president of the Knights. The meeting, which attracted some 5,000 delegates and guests, adopted resolutions condemning “the alarming breakdown in de cent moral standards of govern- Mrs. Clara Renner ment deploring the “attempt to make a religious issue” of the pro posal to resume diplomatic rela tions with the Vatican denouncing the charge that parochial and pri vate schools are harmful to the welfare of the state and pledging defense of the rights of American parents to educate their children in schools of their own choice re dedicating the organization to pro motion of the ideals of the Chris tian family. Among the highlights of the con- ■ftp 4.PA The Sacred Priesthood Our Lord saw the multitudes “lying like sheep that have no shepherd.” Such multitudes are to be seen today, not only in the far distant lands of the Mis sions, but also in countries which have been Christian for centuries. How can a priest see such multitudes and not feel deeply within himself an echo of that divine pity which so oft en moved the Heart of the Son of God?—a priest, we say, who is conscious of possessing the words of life and of having in his hands the God-given means of regeneration and salvation? But thanks be to God, it is this flame of apostolic zeal which is one of the brightest jewels in the crown of the Catholic priest hood. Our heart fills with fath erly consolation at the sight of Our Brothers and Our beloved Sons, Bishops and Priests, who like chosen troops ever prompt to the call of their chief hasten to all the outposts of this vast field. From the Encyclical "Ad Catholici Sacerdotii" Pius XI John Select ixiliary Head vention were a colorful parade in dress uniforms through downtown Indianapolis and a competitive drill participated in by various com manderies and auxiliaries. Teams from St. Boniface parish, Roches ter, N.Y., won first prize in both divisions. It was the first time in the history of the organization, it was said, that a single parish has won both top awards. Joanettes drill team, of Columbus, finished second. Archbishop Paul Schulte of In dianapolis welcomed the delegates to the archdiocese. Bishop James E. Kearney of Rochester, N.Y., su preme spiritual director of the Knights of St. John, preached the sermon at the Solemn Mass open ing the deliberations. Reports of various committees at sessions of the Auxiliary revealed that during the last year the or ganization financed the building of a chapel in India educated a young man for the priesthood fur nished a hospital chapel supplied cribs for an orphanage sent more than 10,000 articles of clothing to war-ravaged countries sponsored several large donations of blood to the Red Cross, and its members were instrumental in getting homes for a number of displaced persons. Fred J. Schoettle. president of Te Deum International, was a speaker at the convention’s ban quet session, and complimented the organization on its high pur pose of “infusing into human so ciety a broader and higher mor ality.” o------------- New Texas Nursing Schoo] Admits All Creeds, Ibices AUSTIN, Tex. (NC) The first Catholic school of practical nursing in Texas, now operating here, is open to all regardless of race, color or creed. First students at Holy Cross School of Practical Nursing include Negroes, whites, and girls from families of Latin-American origin. Missionary Sisters of the Immac ulate Conception, who operate Ho ly Cross Hospital, conduct the new school. ■N While here, both girls at tended local schools. e trude went to St. Mary of the Springs Acad emy, while Use went to St. Mary’s High School. Both were members of this year’s The Catholic es Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, July 18, 1952 s Two ’teen-age girls, one from Austria, the other from Germany who have just completed a year of living and study in this city under the guidance of two local Catholic families will soon be back in their own countries as unofficial “am bassadors of good will.” They are Gertrude Fries. IT of Vienna, Ausb-ia, who lived this past year with Mr. and Mrs. John Dell, 1619 Vendome drive, and Use Graf, 16, of Steislingen, Ger many, who lived with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Williams, 712 South Third street. A Year Of Study The girls spent a year of study here in the United States under a State Department student program and were under the sponsorship of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in cooperation with the National Council of Catholic Wom en. Their job will be to tell their friends back home what they saw and learned in the United States. Miss Graf graduating class at their respective schools. Use has already sailed for her home country. She left last week on the S.S. Constitution from New York with a group of 49 other Ger man boys and girls who have also spent the past year in similar fash ion with Catholic families in other cities of this country. Gertrude will sail for home sometime next month. She left for a trip to Canada last week to visit with some relatives. Both girls benefited greatly, ac cording to their sponsors here from their stay in this country. Both would like to return here to live permanently. Both gained at least 20 pounds during their American year. Fine Scholars Excellent scholars, both, the girls spoke English before they left their own country, but. after a year here, their English had improved greatly. Gertrude, called “Trudie” by her American school friends, would like to be an interpreter, accord ing to Mrs. Dell. “She speaks very good English,” Mrs. Dell said, “and liked mostly to read and study, though she did attend several foot ball games last year.” Use has ambitions to be a for eign correspondent, Mrs. Williams said, “though she could do equally well as a photographer’s model, a career which she is also consider ing. She was offered two college scholarships, but was unable to ac- New Parisian Bishop PARIS—(NC)—Msgr. Pierre Brot, a vicar general of the Paris Arch diocese, has been named by His Holiness Pope Pius XII as Auxil iary to Archbishop Maurice Feltin, it was announced here. He suc ceeds Bishop Roger Beaussart, who died recently. Teachers i K Columbus Trains 2 Teen-Age "Ambassadors Of Good Will’ Back To Germany, Austria Following Year Living Here cept them because the State De partment refused to extend the time of her stay. “But,” Mrs. Williams added, “we still want to do something about that. My husband and I grew to love her so much that we would like to adopt her.” jlL Reports con cerning 47 oth er ’teen age boys Y and girls who Wjjl JU. sailed for home last week after .gN" their year here KJare similar. All grew to love Rh America and JB Americans. All Miss Fries want to return to make this country their permanent home. Two others besides Gertrude and Use found themselves in Ohio Robert Druetschell, an 18-year-old lad from Baunauch, Bavaria, landed in Fostoria, O. Six feet, four and a half inches tall, his American schoolmates at St. Wendelin’s High School promptly nicknamed him “Shorty.” He liked that, he said, as “I liked everything else about America Others In Oh io Herby Kirner (it was Herbert before his American friends short ened it for him) was thrilled at having been able to work on a big, modern farm at New Riegel, O. His father has a farm in Wuert temberg and Herby wants to ap ply some of the things he learned in the U. S. He thinks square danc ing and tractor pulling contests will go over big in his home town. Elfriede Huhn stayed with a fam ily in East Palestine, O. She came to America wearing a plain German dress, her hair in braids. She left using her American nickname “Elfy”, sporting a poodle cut, wearing lipstick and dressed in new American clothes, including high heels. “With all those nice clothes in this country,” she asked, “why do they w'ear jeans and those colored shirts to school?” While here, the boys and girls had been placed in Catholic homes by the N.C.W.C. in cooperation with the National Council of Ca tholic Women. The State Department program which brought a total of about 500 German and Austrian youths to the United States last year aims at givi. youths, who '■how promise of leadership, a chance to get first hand acquaintance with the Amer ican way of life. Another 420 youths will arrive in the U.S. in August under the program. About 75 are under the sponsorship of the N.C.W.C. Praise Freedom All the youngsters were enthusi astic in their praise of the freedom and informality typical of the American people. They were unan imous in their high regard for the sound Catholicity of the families with whom they stayed. They were particularly impressed by the Ca tholic fervor and devotion of the men. As one youngster said: “People who know the truth about America will love her. Just as people who know the truth about Germany will love her. too.” All the youngsters took serious ly the advice of the Rev. William McManus, who directs the N. C. W. C. program for the teen-age students. Father McManus remind ed the youths that on their arrival here a year ago he had asked them to act as good will ambassadors from Germany to the United States. Pope Appeals For Support Of Refugees A#k# All To Assist U.N. Fund To Aid Afflicted Awaiting Resettlement GENEVA, Switzerland, (NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII has called on governments and private agencies to support the appeal of a United Nations agency for funds to aid refugees awaiting resettle ment. The Pope s appeal is contained in a message to G. J. van Heuven Goedhart, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, uhose office here has released the text of the Papal statement. The U. N. official was recently received in audience by the Holy Father. The message is as follows: “Among the many painful and distressing problems created by the war, there is one which, de spite the organized efforts made in recent years to solve it, remains a source of grave preoccupation. It is that of the refugees, those of our fellow-men who, under pres sure of political events, have been forced to abandon their home steads and country and seek hospitality and a livelihood in foreign lands. “If we plead their cause, it is to give a renewed expression to the abiding interest which We have ever taken in their sad lot, and to pledge the continued support of the Holy See for the praiseworthy work being accomplished by inter national organisations for the al leviation of their pitiable con dition. In this regard We warmly commend the recent initiative of the United Nations High Com missioner for Refugees which has as its objective the establishment of a fund for the purpose of pro viding for the essential human needs of the many refugees who, by reason of their extreme poverty, are unable to maintain themselves while awaiting resettlement. “Our earnest solicitude for these sorely afflicted members of the human family urges Us to exhort governmental authorities as also social service and charitable associations to cooperate whole heartedly in fostering this very laudable initiative and to contri bute generously to this most time ly appeal. In doing so, We feel con fident that We are voicing the sentiments of all those who, be cause they dearly cherish the Christian values and freedom for which, in such great part, these refugees are suffering, cannot re main unmoved by their present ad versity nor be indifferent to their future destiny.” --------------o------------------- Create New See In India Name Two New Bishops COCHIN, India (Radio, NC) Together with the creation of a new diocese the appointment of two Indian Bishops has been an nounced here. The new diocese is that of Alep pey and consists of territory taken from the area hitherto included in the Diocese of Cochin. Both cities are seaports on the west coast of southern India. The Most Rev. Alexander Eday azheth has been named as the first Indian Bishop of the Diocese of Cochin. He suceeds Portuguese born Archbishop Vieira Alvernaz, who in 1950 was named Coadjutor with the right of succession of the Archdiocese of Goa. The Most Rev. Michael Arattu kulam has been named first Bishop of the new Diocese of Aleppey. —o------------------ Urge# Philippine School# Give Religious Instruction MANILA (NC) Dr. Paul R. Hanna, director of education of the Mutual Security Agency in the Philippines, went on record here as favoring religious instruction in the public schools. In a statement to the press, the American educator declared that “there is a universal desire that spiritual values be stressed in edu cation. If a man does not have a purpose in life, then he is nothing more than a machine.” Dr. Hanna, professor of educa tion at Stanford University, Cali fornia, is on leave to carry out his educational mission for the U.S. State Department. He will have a part in disbursing $5,000,000 for educational rehabilitation in the Philippines over a period of 5 years. Hospitals Here Ranked High In Nation Unique In Special Care Of Sick Franciscan Nuns’ Story On WHKC The story of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis and the life of the order’s foundress. Mother Frances Schervier, will be dra matized by the Ave Maria Hour Sunday. The program will be carried by WHKC at 3:30 p. m. The story will trace the his tory of the order from its be ginnings in Aachen, Germany, to its hospital work in America. These are the nuns whom Abra ham Lincoln called “Angels of the Battlefield” because of their bravery under shell fire in the Civil War. The Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis conduct St. Anthony’s and St. Francis Hospitals in Co lumbus. Fr. McLarney Named Prior By Dominicans The Very Rev. James J. McLar ney, O.P., last week was re-elected prior of the Dominican House of Studies and re-appointed pastor of St. Joseph Church in Somerset. He will hold both positions for the next three years. Approval of his re-election came this week from the Very Rev. T. S. McDermott, Dominican provincial in New York City. Bishop Ready then appointed Fr. McClamey as pastor of St. Joseph’s, the oldest Catholic Church in Ohio. Fr. McLarney, widely known as a public speaker, has served at the Dominican House of Studies in Somerset as a professor of funda mental theology for the past eight years. Born in New York City, Fr. Mc- Fr. McLarney Clarney received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown Uni versity, Washington, in 1925. He also holds the degrees of Lector of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Sacred Theology. Since his ordination in 1932, he has taught at the Dominican House of Studies in Chicago, Rosary Col lege, River Forest, Ul., St. Mary of The Springs College, Columbus, and the Faculty of Theology in Washington. He is also former president of Aquinas High School here. o------------------- Fr. Vito Perrini, Assistant Pastor At Dennison, Dies The Most Rev. Edward G. Hettin ger. auxiliary bishop of Columbus, was the celebrant of a Pontifical Requiem Mass Monday in Immacu late Conception Church. Dennison, for the Rev. Vito Perrini. Fr. Perrini died in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Friday of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 40. Born in Castellaneta province of Taranto, Italy, on Apr. 9, 1912, Fr. Perrini was ordained in Rome on July 14, 1935, after studying at the Collegium Propaganda Fidei there. He came to the Columbus Diocese in 1950 and was stationed at St. Mary’s church, Marion. Later, he was transferred to Im maculate Conception in Dennison as assistant pastor, where he serv ed until his death. Fr. Perrini is survived in Italy by hi mother, a brother and two sisters. The body was sent to New York for burial. ---------------0.. Canadian Bishop Named OTTAWA, Ont.—(NC)—The Rev. Leo Blais, rector of the cathedral at St. Boniface, Manitoba, has been named Bishop of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, succeeding Bishop Reginald Duprat, O.P. PRAY GOD TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year Catholics Open 24 New Insitutions In U.S., Canada Catholic hospitals in the Col umbus Diocese ranked high among Catholic hospitals in the United States in the care of the sick during 1951. More than 37.000 acutely ill were cared for in the eight hospitals of the diocese dur ing the year, according to the Rev. William Kappes, director of the Catholic Welfare Bureau, Diocese of Columbus. At the same time, it was learned that at least 7,500,000 persons received treatment through Cat holic hospital and health services in the UJ5. and Canada. This was reported with the publication of the 1952 Catholic Hospital di rectory compiled at St. Louis by Hospital Progress, official journal of the Catholic Hospital association. 800,060 Babies Editors of the directory said 4,150,000 acutely ill patients sought medical care in the Catholic gen eral hospitals during 1951 and that almost 800.000 babies were bom in these hospitals. According to Father Kappes, more than 8,000 babies were bom in the Catholic hospitals in the Columbus Diocese during a com parable period. The record also shows that Col umbus holds a unique spot in facilities for the care of the chron ically ill, and for special care of women. “Since 1895, when it was estab lished, St. Anthony’s Hospital has taken care of the chronically ill in addition to those with acute illness,” Father Kappes said. “How ever.” he added, “the number of applicants always exceeds the num ber of beds available. At St Anthony’s there are 130 beds for chronically ill, and 72 for acute cases.” “During the past year.” Father Kappes added, “St. Ann’s earned the distinction of becoming the only women’s hospital in Columbus.” Thus Columbus anticipated a need which was cited in the nat ional directory report which said: “So far, only a few general hos pitals, Catholic and non-Catholic, have organized special departments and nursing units for the care of the chronically ill. This is a pro (Continued on Page 2) -------------------o------------------ Guatemalan Land Reform Law ‘Marxist’ Substitute# State For Big Owners, Ignores Needs Of Persons, Critics Say MEXICO CITY, (NC) The disturbing growth of communist ideas in Guatemala is demon strated again by the “land reform’* law recently enacted by the country’s leftist-dominated parli ment. Informed persons here share the view expressed before passage of the law by the Guatemalan Catholic W'eekly, Verbum, that the measure offers “a marxist solution, not a Christain one.” They agree that there is, indeed, need for land reform measures in Guatemala and they point out that the Church there has often cited the desirability of increasing the number of actual landholders. But, they are convinced, the new law achieves the exact opposite of a true land reform: while it takes property away from the large landholders it hands it over to an even larger one: the state The laws was dratted by a leading Guatemala marxist, Victor Manuel Gutierrez, who recently returned from Russia Many Soviet totali arian ideas, it is pointed out here, are reflected in the new law, as for instance: (1) Only the use of the expro priated'land will go to the tenant farmers. Ownership remains vest ed in the state through an agri cultural committee” responsible only to the President. (2) All questions arising from the application of the law will be resolved by the President and any appeals to the courts are bar red. (3) While, theoretically, the original owners of the expropriated lands are to be compensated, they have no guaranty that the state will meet its obligations.