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Vietnam Commies Get Orders
To Lure Catholics Into Fold
HANOI. Vietnam. (NO Vie
tnamese communists have received
instructions to work harder in
luring Catholics to the Vietminh
side. They have been told how to
do it “with a spirit of patience and
careful attention to detail.”
In a party publication a writer,
si cm ng himself “N.D.,” analyzed
reasons why Vietnamese Catholics
have stayed aloof from “our cause”
and promised “fine results” if the
tactics he outlined were used.
Illustrating the failure to gain
Catholic support, he pointed to
one region where “since April,
1950, more than 2,000 Catholic®
have left, to take refuge in the
enemy zone. A small number of
Catholics have sold themselves to
the enemy, while others remain in
different or on the fence.”
Stating that “action on the mas
»es is the keystone of our (organi
zing) work.” the writer outlined
the following program to win Ca
“Our activity must be applied
on the economic viewpoint,
n order to become political, little
b) little. That is. we must begin
in irking on the Catholic masses
helping them to improve their
standard of life. We must arouse
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Meanwhile, he added, the com
rades must make special efforts
to lead “progressive Catholics”
down the Red garden path.
“At the same time, we must
work on a certain number of re
latively progressive Catholics,
without demanding a high degree
of re-education of them.”
That means, the communists
won’t make the tactical blunder of
insisting that Cathloics become
Marxists at once.
“Thus," he continued, “they can
go, by little and little ... We
should direct these advanced
Christians with tact and give them
means to take action. If possible,
we shall help them to launch news
papers as ‘Catholics of the Resi
“The (party) cadres will give
the Christians the explanations
necessary to calm all their anxie
ties concerning (vietminh) govern
ment policy, above all in matter
concerning churches and the be
Behind all this tactful mani
pulation, the non fist of real com
munism is shown, however.
Churches are to be left open.
But activities that do not have a
strictly religious purpose, for in
stance. works of charity, must be
abolished. Communist lessons must
be given in the schools.
Those who oppose negatively,
that is. “by not paying contri
butions or by not allowing the new
(i. e. communist) programs of in
struction in Catholic schools" must
be brought before the communist
chiefs “to be enlightened or warn
To those who oppose actively,
said the writer, “let us show our
selves merciless.”
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26.888 Catholics
Bound For India Missions
Brother Aloysios J. Nehr, S.J., a Columbus native, points out
the location of th* Patna Mission District, which will be his home
in October. With him is the Rev. James Kulp, director of the Society
of th* Propagation of th* Faith in this dioces*. The society raises
funds which will help send the lay brother abroad.
A 24-year-old Columbus youth,
a brother in the Society of Jesus,
will sail from New York Aug. 15
for mission service in India
Packing his suitcase for the long
trip is Brothei Aloysius J. Nehr.
son of Mrs. Albert Lines of 302’
E. Mam St. He is the second Jesuit
from Columbus to be assigned to
the Patna Mission District.
The brother will sail from New
York to Naples, stay in the Italian
port for about three weeks and
then board an Italian liner for
Bombay. He'll arrive in India
sometime in October and begin
study of the Hindi language at
Iolunleered For Service
IBs eventual assignment there,
and he doesn't know as yet what
it will be, will fulfill a desire he
has had for four years to serve in
the missions. He volunteered for
the humble work three years ago
because he “wanted to be more
generous in serving God.”
The lay brother must do quite
a lot of traveling, however, even
before he embarks for the Orient.
He was at home last week, the
second visit here since he entered
the Scared Heart Novitiate in Mil
ford in July 12. 1946.
From Milford, he is scheduled
to go to the Jesuit Scholasticate
at West Baden. Ind., where he will
study Hindi for about two weeks.
He'll then go to the Jesuit Mission
headquarter® in Chicago for a going
away ceremony Aug. 10.
In going to Patna, Brother Nehr
will work in a thickly populated
district where there are 26,881)
Catholics. According to the Cath
olic Mission Directory of 1950, the
area has 10 native brothers and
nine missionary brothers, 29 native
priests and 02 missionary priests,
included in this number is the Rev.
Daniel Rice, S. a native of
Brother Nehr is a former mem
ber of Holy Cross parish here. He
attended St. Mary Magdalene
School and Corpus Christi High
School before entering the Society
of Jesus.
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Man. Dra.an Chlaia.
He took his first vow®- poverty,
chastity and obedience at Milford.
Feb. 2. 1949 He will make his
final profession in about six years.
Is One Of 8 Children
He has three brothers, Frank.
Maurice and Charles two sisters.
Elizabeth and Nancy, besides two
step sisters, Marilyn Jean and Kath
leen and a stepbrother, Michael.
Their prayers will accompany
him on his long journey and on his
assignment which may keep him in
the Patna mission the rest of his
But the prospect of not return
ing to the United States is over
shadowed by his willingness and
determination to serve. Christ
“I'm anxious to get started,”
Brother Nehr smiled.
How much do you suppose the
Catholics of America contribut
ed last year per head to the Holy
Father for the spree of the faith
through the 614 missionary
areas of the world? Would your
guess be that they contributed
more in a year than people het
at a horse race? Well! In the
four track® of New York State
last year 4.000,000 people bet
$78 per head. Would our sacri
fices equal that or would it be
more? We speak not of what
Catholics send directly to par
ticular mission societies, but on
ly of what was given directly to
the Holy Father that he person
ally might distribute to all the
missions, to the unknown, the
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Sailor Serves
First Mass He
Ever Attended
a young gob served the first Mass
he ever attended is recounted by
the Navy’® senior Catholic chaplain
on active duty in an article accept
ed by the United States Naval In
stitute Proceedings here.
The Rev. (Capt.) Vincent J. Gor
ski, now 8th Naval District chaplain
at New Orleans, was vesting for
Mass back before World War II,
on board the submarine tender
Holland in San Diego harbor, \Ujen
he noticed there was no seTOr.
He turned to Big Jim Maher, sailor
coach of the ship's boxers, and
asked him to get some one to serve.
Father Gorski noticed that the
hands of the young sailor who
came up were trembling a bit,
and the priest asked if he kdew the
Latin for serving. The sailor shook
his head. Rather than embarrass
him by sending him back, the chap
lain said he’d help the gob along
by whispering what to do during
the Mass. Things went along fine.
After Mass the gob told the
chaplain he was stationed on the
cruiser Northampton, and was wait
ing to go ashore on liberty when
the church boat came by. “Come
on down—we have room for you,”
those in the boat said, and he came
The gob hadn’t volunteered to
serve the Mas®. Big Jim Maher
had merely turned to the blue
jacket on his left and said: “You
go up there and serve the Father.”
He wasn’t even a Catholic!
CCD, NCWC Send Priests
On Reich Teaching Mission
Msgr. Joseph E. Schieder, director
of the Youth Department of the
National Catholic Welfare Confer
ence, and Msgr. Charles M. Walsh,
director of the Confraternity of
Christian Doctrine of the New
York Archdiocese, have arrived
here for a 40 day tour.
They will conduct leadership
training course® for religious and
educational leaders who work with
military personnel and their fam
ilies in the European theater.
15c Yearly Is Average Mission
Donation Of U.S. Catholics
----------------by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen...... .....-.. -■.-
“Ever y o n e
for himself” is
the law of
Satan “Beai
ye one anoth
er’s burdens”
is the law of
Christ. Those
who have a
deep faith are
keenly sensi
tive to the fact
that two-thirds
of the population of the world go
to bed hungry every night and
that their average income is less
than $4 a week There is only
one man in all the world who
feel® the hunger of the world,
and who hums with zeal for the
conversion of every soul that
i® the Holy Father. The rest of
us have our sympathy localized.
But with 100.000 missionaries
knocking at his door, he turns
to his faithful to fill his hands
that he may empty them to lift
the burdens of others.
God Love You---------------
Vicar of Christ Here is the an
swer. The contribution of Cath
olic® last year to the Holy Fath
er’® Worldmi»8ion Society for the
Propagation of the Faith was 15c
per man, woman and child. That
is not enough to buy a package
of cigarettes. Most American
children spend more than that
each week on ice cream
Have we no sins in our souls for
which we have to make repara
tion and penance? Are we not
praying for a favor which might
be won by sacrificing a day’s
wages for the Holy Father's Mis
sions? ... If we tell Our lx»d in
Holy Communion that we love
Him, then we ought t» prove it
by helping save more soul® in In
dia. Africa and those other mis
sion lands for whom we pray
daily on the World Mission Ros
ary which we will send at your
request and a $2 offering. The
rosary will be blessed by me.
If you had a private audience
wuh the Holy Father would you
say: “Your Holiness here is 15c
for your 1,100,000 pagans.”
Well, The Society for the Propa
gation of the Faith is His own
Society with which He start* new
dioceses, supplies new mission
aries, and builds new churches.
In the name of Jesus and Mary,
lighten His burden and you will
lighten your own. Cu» this col
umn out now. pin your sacrifice
to it and send it to the Most Rev
erend Fulton J. Sheen, National
Director of The Society for the
Propagation of the Faith, 109 E.
3Rth St., New York 18x, New
York, or your Diocesan Director,
Reverend James Kulp, 246 East
Town Street, Columbus, Ohio.
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700 POW’s
Attend Mass
On Koje Isle
HELENA, Mont. (NO More
than 700 North Korean prisoners
of-war attended a Mass offered in
their compound of Koje island by a
U.S. Army chaplain.
The Rev. (Lt.) Emmett P. O’Neill
reported the incident in a letter
to the Rev. James R. White, editor
of the Western Montana Edition of
the Register here.
A Mass offered by Father O’Neill
was the first opportunity for the
prisoners to attend religious serv
ices since the prison riots broke
out on Koje. Before the break up
of the big compounds into smaller
units, and separation of die-hard
communists from other prisoners,
it was impossible to reach Chris
tian® in many of the compound®.
An army officer told the prison
ers that a priest was coming to
say Mass in their midst, and that
all who wanted to could attend.
There would be no compulsion.
Father O'Neill expected a few
dozen at most and arranged to use
one of their huts. To his surprise
about 700 showed up. and he was
forced to say Mass out-of-doors.
“They made a very devout audi
ence even though only a few were
Catholics,” Father O’Neill wrote.
“They expressed the desire to have
me return.”
At the request of a Korean Bene
dictine priest on the island, who
was a refugee from the north. Fa
ther O'Neill also offered Mass in a
Korean village about 40 miles
from his camp. Much to his sur
prise, he had a congregation of
about 200 and more than 70 receiv
ed Communion.
No Catholic Chaplains
When the priest-chaplain arriv
ed on Koje he found there were
no Catholic chaplains assigned to
troops permanently stationed
there. Ministering to the men were
three missionary priests who were
taking care of Catholic prisoners
of-war. When the anti-communist
prisoners were moved, the mission
aries went with them. This left Fa
ther O'Neill the only American
priest on the island.
Father O Neill praised the faith
of the Korean civilians, including
particularly the many refugees.
And he spoke highly of the mis
sionaries who are still free to car
ry on. They must travel long dis
tances and serve huge numbers.
“It takes real courage and zeal,
and these men have it,” he com
Father O’Neill is from the He
lena. Mont., diocese.
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On July 19, we feast
St. Vincent de Paul, who
taught the faith to the
poor by his works of
sweet charity. He foun
ded the Sisters of Char
ity, who guard our little
When dear Father Jo
seph Hayek appealed for
help in building his
humble little chapel at
Bejardfel, Lebanon, we
received all too little.
Father need® $500.
Please do help him.
Christian Trade Unions Affirm
Need For Reform Of Business
ternational Federation of Christian
Trade Unions has appealed to
employer organizations not to op
pose needed social and economic
reforms and to help in building up
a human society “based upon
justice and Christian charity and
not upon capitalist exploitation.”
The appeal was contained in the
resolutions passed by the dele
gates to the 11th annual congress
of the Federation. Fourteen coun
tries were represented. At the con
clusion of the congress, J. P. S.
Serrarens stepped down from his
post as general secretary of the
Federation, which he has held for
32 years. He was succeeded by
Auguste van Istendael, a 35- year
old Belgian.
The question of co-determi
nation, that is the participation of
labor in the management of in
dustrial enterprises, was one of the
main topics studied at, the con
gress. The resolutions adopted
urged organizations affiliated with
the Federation to study closely
the experiments now under way
in various countries, particularly
Germany, in this field of economic
reform. Christian trade unionists
should make every effort to use
all means at hand, even if they are
insufficient, toward assuring
workers a share in the manage
ment of industries, professions and
in the general economic structure.
In doing this, it should be made
clear to workers that these are
steps toward the final aim: “the
full participation of labor in
economic and social decisions in
all spheres, and especially that of
The delegates condemned any
eonomic system based solely upon
the profit motive as well as any
wholly collectivized system lead
ing to a totalitarian state. They af
firmed the “need of a profound
reform of modern enterprise" in
such a way that it is no longer,
“as in liberal capitalism subjected
to the primacy of money, nor. on
the other hand, becomes a simple
wheel in an economy entirely
planned by the state.”
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This month we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of
Saint Mary Goretti, the eleven year old martyr of chastity, whom our
Holy Father ha® raised to the honor* of the altar.
In far off India a little novice of the Sisters of St. Joseph has taken
this name—Sister Mary Goretti. We are hopeful that a kind friend
will make her an adopted daughter and pay $300 needed for her two
year®’ training. She will teach the poor the lovely way of Our Lady
and of her little patron Saint. Can you help? The smallest gift doe*
ST. JOHN DAMASCENE was a great Saint of the Near East. Right
now DAMASCENE TAMBRUR1 is training to be a Near East mission
ary in the grand old Seminary of Grottaferrata near Rome. He has
four years before he reaches the altar. Can you give $400 In any
installments over these four years and thus make him your adopted son
in Christ?
GOOD ST. ANNE is feasted on Juy 26 and we are asking her to
inspire a kind donor to give a set of Maas vestments for the SHRINE
CHAPEL OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, now rising among the poor of
Alwaye, India. The set costs 50 and you ean honor not ony St Ann*
but her wonderful daughter. Our Lady, under her greatest modem title.
♦♦♦From FATHER HENRY AYROUT, S.J., sterling apostl* for the
orphan* of Egypt, comes this appeal: “By September I must gather
enough clothing, sandals and soap for a thousand little children. I
beg you to ask our many Near East friends for a three dollar gift, to
take care of one child. God will bless them for this charity.”***
BISHOP CHE1KHO of Akra, Iraq, writes of 160 new convert® in an
isolated village of his poor diocese: “Oh. if there could be found
another friend of God's poor to give $1,500 for a chapel there. The
humble parish priest. Father Thomas Guillo, keeps pressing me, but I
have not the mean*.’****BISHOP CAHSAI of Ethiopia begs for sacred
articles for his little chapels. A chalice and the monstrance for Bene
diction can b* given for $80. But even a dollar i® rarest gold.
GOD'S WANT AD AGAIN***In benighted Jugoslavia the Basilian
Sisters have suffered much because of war end religious persecution.
The poor Sisters escaped with only the clothes on their backs. Now
the beg our aid so that they ean gather together once more in their
little convent at Zagreb. Surely the Lord will bless you for your
providential part in giving them $500, so that they can gather up the
remnants of religious life.
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Mother Montecuccoll
is superior of their foun
dling orphanage at Beth
any, near Jerusalem. She
pleads for $300 for 80
tots at once. Won’t you
help? How precious is a
$10 gift!
His people do th*
work. Your money gives
the precious stones for
God’s house among the
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