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GRATIA PLENA DOMINUS TECUM Vol. 1, No. 45 5-Day Instruction To Include Choir, Organ Techniques The first summer school of liturgical music ever to be held in the Columbus Diocese will open Monday. Aug. 18. at St. Charles College, and run through Friday, Aug. 22. Under the sponsorship of the Gregorian Institute of America, Toledo, the school is one of sev eral which are being conducted throughout the country, “to en courage the proper practice of church music and to assist organ ists. choir masters, and teachers to gain a better understanding of church music.” According to the Rev. F. Thom as Gallen. Diocesan Director of Church Music and instructor at St. Charles, the week’s session is open to priests, nuns, and laymen and women who are organists, choir masters, members of choirs and classroom teachers of music.' Special Teachers Two special teachers have been engaged for the sessions at St. Charles, Father Gallen said. They are the Rev. Alfred Trudeau, S.S.S. of Eymard Seminary. Suf fern, N.Y., and Mr. John Yonk man, secretary of the Ft. Wayne, Ind.. Diocesan Church Music Com mission. Father Trudeau, who is a well known composer and teacher, will conduct the sessions on Gregorian Chant, while Mr. Yonkman, who is also organist and director of music One Free Session One session of the Diocesan Summer School of Liturgical Music at St. Charles College will be held free, according to Fa ther Gallen. This is a special clinic to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. It will be conduct ed by Mr. Ralph Jusko. publica tions director of the Gregorian Institute, and is open without charge to all choir directors, choir members and organists of the diocese. at the Cathedral in Ft. Wayne, will conduct the sessions on choral technique. The fee for the sessions is $25, Father Gallen said, and arrange ments for meals for those attend ing are being made to be served in the cafeteria. For those com ing from outside the diocese, he said, special living accommoda tions are being set up in the dor mitories, but, he added,* in the latter case registration must be well in advance. Such living ac commodations would cost $20, he said. Those wishing to attend, he add ed, can register directly with the Gregorian Institute of America, 2132 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo or by making advance reservation di rectly at St. Charles College, 2010 E. Broad Street. The Curriculum The curriculum for the week’s sessions is as follows: Classes from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Gregorian Chant, theory and methods from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, classes in choral and vocal techniques, practical choir training methods, selection of music and repertoire and sight reading drill. Each afternoon seminar or round table discussions will be held on selection of music, liturgy, choir management, church music legislation and the use of the-or gan at church services. The after noon sessions w ill be under the di rection of Father Gallen. ------—o----------------- Notre Dame Honors Two Noted Catholic Educators NOTRE DAME, Ind. (NC) The Rev. Mother Mary Gerald Barry, O.P., president of two col leges—Barry College in Miami, Fla., and Sienna Heights College, Adrian, Mich.—and the Very Rev. Francis J. Conriell, C.SS.R., dean of the School of Sacred Theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington. D.C., will receive honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Notre Dame, August 8. The occasion will be the 107th annual commencement exercises. No Abstinence Next Friday Friday, August 15, is the Feast Of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven. All the faithful are bound to hear Mass on that day. Since this Feast falls on Friday this year, Catholics may eat meat by reason of a pro vision of the general law of the Church. Diocese Offers Course In Liturgical Music At St. Charles Aug. 18-22 Regional Meeting Planned Signing the letter were lay lead ers of the Protestant, Greek Or thodox, Catholic. Armenian and Moslem communities in the Israel held area. The letter stated that under the new law. all persons residing in Israel territory who were ex-Pal estinian citizens at the time the State of Israel was established and have been registered as residents prior to March 1, 1952, and who were still residing in Israel terri tory when the citizenship law took effect, automatically acquire Is raeli citizenship. In Defiance The writers stressed that the law contains no provision for re nunciation of citizenship by per sons who come under the category described unless they become citi zens of another country. They charged that in applying the law to Jerusalem the Israeli govern ment was acting “in defiance of the United Nations decision” de claring the city to be an interna tional zone. The letter continued: “Non-Jewish residents of Jesusa lem, as well as many Jewish Resi dents, do not wish to acquire Is raeli citizenship against their will. Jerusalem having been declared an international zone to be adminis terd by the United Na'ions, we feel that residents of the city who do Catholic Education Is Topic Of Meet ST. LOUIS (NC) Champ ioning of the parochial school system will be stressed at the na tional convention of the Catholic Central Verein of America and the National Catholic Women’s Union here Aug. 16-20. In inviting Catholic laity and clergy to participate, Albert J. Sattler of New York, national pre sident of the Central Verein. stressed that this convention will be most important in view of the complex problems facing the Church in America He cited as an example the recent attacks on the parochial schools. Approximately 7 0 0 delegates will attend the five-day session. The National Catholic Women’s Union has a membership of over 100,000 and the Central Verein numbers more than 80,000 men. Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter of St. Louis is Episcopal Protector of the Central Verein, while his Em inence Samuel Cardinal Stritch. Archbishop of Chicago, is Episco pal Protector of the National Cath olic Women’s Union. wRi Planning the fourth regional conference of the National Lay women's Retreat Movement are, left*, to right, the Rev. Edward F. Healey, Diocesan Director of Lay Retreats Mary Boland, co-chair man of the conference and Mrs. Thomas J. Murnane, publicity chairman. Blanche Maegher, co-chairman, was not present when the picture was taken. The fourth conference—and the first to be held in Ohio— will take place at the Deshler-Wallick hotel in Columbus, Nov. 8 and 9, coming to Columbus at the invitation of Bishop Ready. Non-Jews In Jerusalem Protest Compulsory Israeli Citizenship Church Leaders Call For UN Action To Restore Basic Human Rights In Israel JERUS A LEM—(NO—Spokesmen of the nnn-Jewish inhabitants of the Israeli-occupied sector of Jer usalem have protested to the Unit ed Nations against being “forced” to become Israli citizens. In a letter to Trygve Lie, UN secretary general, the representa tives took sharp exception ti pro visions of Israeli’s newly-erracted citizenship law. The Citizenship Or dinance 1952 came into force on July 14. not wish to become Israeli citizens should be given United Nations passports or other travel documents pending the implementation of the United Nations decision on the in ternationalization of Jerusalem.” In their letter, the non-Jewish representatives complained also of discriminations and injustices which, they declared have deprived their communities of basic human rights. Rights Suppressed “The non-Jewish population of Israel and Jerusalem,” the letter said, “have not been given equal opportunities of employment, or paid equal wages nor have they been given the same benefits as Jews in social services and educa tion. They have been deprived of the right to own and enjoy prop erty freely, freedom of movement and speech, and other elementary rigl ts which, although they have been accorded under the law. arc. in fact, denied through intimiria tion and various indirect methods of suppression.” Appealed To UN The non-Jewish representatives appealed to Mr. Lie to bring their petition to the competent body ir. the UN “with a view to influenc ing the government of Israel not to force Israeli citizenship on 'hem, and at the same time not to de prive them of their basic human rights as a retaliatory measure.” The non-Jew'ish leaders’ protest was made in the wake of other steps which were regarded here as a repudiation of the UN decision regarding the internationalization of the Holy City. These were the action of the Israeli government in proposing to transfer its Foreign Office from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem —as it had done earlier with other branches of government—and the subsequent removal of various cm bassies to Jerusalem. The United States recendv warned Israel against moving it foreign office to Jerusalem while the question of internationalizing the Holy City remained unsettled. It said it had no intention of shift ing the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. ------------o----------------- Solemn Requiem Mass Sung For Sr. Mary Pascal Solemn Requiem High Mass was sung in the Convent Chapel of the College of St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, July 23 for Sister Mary Pascal (White), O.P., who died three days earlier. A native of Newark, Sr. Pascal had taught in Catholic schools for the past 400 years. Last year, she instructed the 7th and 8th grades of St. Mary's school. Lancaster. She is survived by two sisters, Sister Mary Annette, O. P., of St. Mary of the Springs, and Mrs. Mary Meyers, of Reynoldsburg, and two cousins, Mrs. Clare Car roll. of Columbus, and the Rev. William O’Brien, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Delaware. The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 8, 1952 Retreat Group Sets Meeting For Columbus First Regional Conference Of Lay woman's League Planned For November The first regional conference of the National Laywomen’s Retreat Movement ever held in Ohio will be held at the Deshler-Wallick ho tel in Columbus Nov. 8 and 9. The meeting, to be known as the Ohio State Regional Confer ence, is coming to Columbus at the invitation of Bishop Ready. It is the fourth such conference to be held in the nation, according to Mrs. Thomas J. Murnane, of St. Mary Magdalene parish. Columbus, who is serving as publicity chair man. The two-day meet will be han dled through the Religious Activ ities Committee of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The Rev. Edward F. Healy, Diocesan Director of Lay Retreats, has ap pointed Mary Boland of Holy Name parish and Blanche Maegher of Our Lady of Victory parish to serve as co-chairmen. Three national officers of the group recently attended a meeting called here by Fr. Healy to lay initial plans for the conference. Those attending included Cather ine Bauer, president, and Mary Jane Sullivan, executive secretary, both of St. Louis, and Catherine Carney, of Chicago, regional vice president. Main business at the initial meeting was the setting up of a tentative program and the discus sion of the work of the prospec tive committee chairmen. Purpose of the regional confer ence is to bring together women desiring to exchange ideas on re treats and to stimulate interest among those who are not acquaint ed with them. o----------------- Catholic Pi •ess Gains 2 Million New Readers Circulation Hits New High Of 17,251,449 Secular Daily Newspapers Lag NEW YORK While U.S. secu lar daily newspapers register a decline in circulation, the Ameri can and Canadian Catholic press has climbed to its greatest circu lation in history. This was disclosed by compar ison of trade publication figures with statistics reported here in a Catholic Press Association survey. According to the survey, 549 publications issued by the U.S. and Canadian Catholic press cur rently have a circulation of 17, 251.449. This is a gain of two million subscribers over the last official figure released by the Catholic Press Association in 1950. Meanwhile, Editor & Publisher, newspaper trade weekly, report ed U. S. daily newspaper circula tions showing a one per cent drop for the first quarter of 1952, com pared to that quarter of the pre ceding year. James F. Kane, executive secre tary to the Catholic Press Associa tion, pointed out that the Catholic press is expanding much more in the number of new publications (Continued on Page 2) The Sacred Priesthood The priesthood is a great work gift of the Divine Re deemer, Who. in order to per petuate the work of redemp tion of the human race which He completed on the Cross, confided His powers to the Church which He wished to be a participator in His unique and everlasting Priesthood. The priest is like “another Christ” because he is marked with an indelible character making him, as it vere, a living image of our Saviour. The priest repre sents Christ Who said, “As the Father has sent me, I also send you “he who hears you, Hears Me.” Admitted to this most sub lime ministry by a call from heaven, “he is appointed for men in the things pertaining to God, that he may offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.” To him must come anyone who wishes to live the life of the Divine Redeemer and who desires to receive strength, comfort and nourishment for his soul. From th« Encyclical "Menti Nostra*" of Pius XII OSU Newman Group To Go To Nat’l Meet Will Also Play Host To Ohio alley Province At Fall Meeting Here A delegation of Catholic students from Ohio Slate University, mem bers of the Newman Club, led by their chaplain, the Rev. James Mc Ewan, will attend the national Newman Club Federation at Pur due University, Sept. 4 to 7. At the same time. Father Mc Ewan announced that Columbus will be the scene of the fall meet ing of the Ohio Valley Province of Newman Clubs which will be held Oct. 24 to 26 in the Newman Club here at 1946 Iuka avenue. Students from some 130 secular colleges and universities in Michigan, Kentucky. f’hio, Indiana and West Virginia will journey to Columbus to take part in the meeting to be held at the Newman Club here at 1946 Iuka avenue. Preparations for attending the national convention at Purdue will be discussed, Father McEwan said, at an executive meeting of the Ohio State Newman Club to be held next Sunday. Delegates from some 600 Newman clubs, representing some 300.000 Catholic students in secular col leges and universities throughout the country are expected at the na tional convention at Purdue. Highlight of the convention will be the presentation of the John Henry Newman award to an out standing l%vman. Past recipients of the award are Mrs. Clare Booth Luce and Mvron Taylor. Another feature of the conven tion will be the offering of Divine Liturgy according to the Ruthenian Rite in St. Thomas Aquinas Chanel on September 5 by the Rev. De sider Simcoe, pastor of St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church. Trenton. N.J. Father Simcoe is married and the father of five children. The Ruthenian Rite is one of the 19 rites in the Catholic Church, some of which have married clergy. Bishop John G. Bennett of La fayette in Indiana, will offer a Sol emn Pontifical Mass in the chapel (Continued on Page 2) Diocesan Nurses Plan Picnic Th* Diocetan Council of Catholic Nurses makes plans for a basket picnic to be held at Camp Mary Orton, two miles north of Worthington off rout* 23, Sat., Aug. 23, from 2 p. m. to 8 p. m. This marks th* first time th* nurses have held their picnic for four years. Some 75 persons are expected. In th* picture ar* seen Miss Eleanor Vogel (seated in center), chairman of the program com mittee, while standing (I to r) are Mrs. T. J. Dickey, a graduate of Mt. Carmel, now at St. Simon's Island, Ga, and a guest of the nurses Miss Irene Offenburger and Miss Eleanor O'Donnell. A MINK newspaper division OHIO STATE MUSEUM COLUMBUS 10 OHIO CT These are some of the current questions the NCWC News Service posed to three eminent Catholic scientists and an equally eminent Catholic theologian. The three scientists, while ad mitting that the saucers are some kind of phenomena, were unwill ing to commit themselves to any other possibility than that they might prove to be natural mani festations. The theologian, unwilling to comment on scientific aspects of the saucers, if any, was quite will ing to state that there is nothing whatever in Catholic theology which denies the possibility of the existence of life on other planets. Somethings But- Dr. George Speri Sperti, an au thority in scientific research ac knowledges that objects could be made to travel at “flying saucer” speeds but adds there are no de pendable data upon which to base conclusions regarding the “sau cers.” Dr. Sperti is director of the Institutum Divi Thomae with headquarters in Cincinnati mem ber of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences discoverer of biodines inventor of the K-va meter and the Sperti sun lamp treatment process, and author of works on scientific subjects. Louis Henry Crook, an expert in the field of aerodynamics points out that “flying satlcers” are noth ing new and have been reported as being seen for years. confident etfpects that meteorologists one day will come up with the answer. Mr. Crook is head of the school of aeronautical engineering at the Catholic University of America, who has perfected several import ant inventions in the field of aero dynamics. The Rev. Francis J. Heyden, S.J., one of the nation’s leading astron omers, holds that there is no use speculating on the subject because there is nothing to speculate on. Father Heyden. astronomer at Georgetown University, was chief astronomer of the Manila Observ atory in the Philippines from 1931 to 1934. taught astronomy and navigation at Harvard from 1942 to 1944. and has written extensively in the field of astronomy. The Very Rev. Francis J. Con nell, C.SS.R., an eminent theolog ian, while not plumping for inter planetary machine theory, never theless points out that nothing in theology would discount the possi bility that life—even a better life than world-bound folks know it— exists on other planets. Father Con nell is dean of the School of Sac red Theology at the Catholic Uni versity of America, associate ed itor of the American Ecclesiastical Review, and widely known as a Bishop Ready Designates Collection Day To Help Homes For The Aged As Well As For The Home Missions St. Rite's Home for the Aged St. Raphael's Home for the Aged Life On Other Worlds? Could Be, Says Catholic Theologian X^ hal Are These Saucers? Something? Nothing? Here’s What 4 Em nent Catholics Say Do flying saucers really exi&t? If so, what are they? Can they be from other planets as many have speculated? If 5 radio speaker, author and teacher. Father Connell asks: Can Catho lic doctrine admit of one or per haps more worlds, other than ours, peopled with rational beings sim ilar to men on earth? The answer ot theology is: Neither revelation, the common teaching of the Fathers, tradition, nor the solemn pronouncements rule out the possibility of life, per haps similar to ours, on another planet. “Theologians have speculated on this problem long before Orson Welles frightened America with dramas of “Men from Mars,” or Buck Rogers, and before space ships” became standard fantasies in the Sunday comics. More man 70 years ago the ques tion was discussed by the Rev. Angelo Secchi. famous Italian Jes uit astronomer, and the Rev. Jac ques Monsabre, prominent French Dominican orator. Both admitted the possibility of rational creatures existing on another planet. A modern theologian who touch ed on the question is the Rev. George Van Noort. a Dutch scholar who died within the last decade. In his “Treatise on God the Cre ator,” published in 1920. Father Van Noort states: A person would not violate the faith who would be lieve that there are certain ration al creatures on other heavenly bodies (page 122) Theologians have never dared to limit the Omnipot ence of God to the creation of the world we know.” -----------------o----------------out. P.O. To Issue New Stamp To Honor Gutenberg Bible ST. BONAVENTURE.IN.Y.—(NC) —There’s one man here who was tickled pink over the news that the Post Office Department will issue a special commemorative nostaee stamp in honor of the 500th anni versary of the first printed book— the Bible of Johann Gutenberg. Postmaster General Jesse M. Donaldson announced that Sep tember 30 will be the first day for sale of the commemorative stamp. Father Irenaeus Herscher. O.F.M Librarian of St. Bonaven ture University here, was highly pleased by the news. For more than a decade. Father Herscher has ad vocated such a stamp. Through a sort of one man campaign. Father Herscher plugged for the issue, through talks with students at the university and through communi cations with government officials. The commemorative stamp will be issued in the midst of National Catholic Bible week from Septem ber 28 to October 5, being spon sored to commemorate the anniver sary of the Gutenberg Bible by the National Center of the Confratern ity of Christian Doctrine in Wash ington, D. C. PRAY GOD TO SEND LABORERS INTO THE HARVEST Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yoar Cites Need Asks Church Donations Be Made Aug. 17 Bishop Ready has set Sunday, Aug. 17, as the day for the annual collection for the aged people of the Columbus diocese and for the welfare of the home missions. The dav is the Sunday within the octave of the Feast of the As sumption and the works for the aged and the missions have been commended to Mary’s protection. There are two homes for the aged and infirm in the diocese, St. Raphael’s, 1550 Roxbury Road, and St. Rita’s, 1415 E. Broad Street. Both are supervised by the Car melite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. St. Raphael’s, first of its kind in the diocese, was opened in Jan uary, 1948. A new three-story wing was added in 1950 which increased the capacity of the home to 75 persons The original St. Raphael’s was the former Samuel P. Bush estate which was built in 1917 of stone from the quarries ot Marble Cliff. The property has three land scaped acres. The new addition, built on the south end of the older structure, is of stone similar to the original, and is fireproof through out. The home contains the most modern of rooms and equipment, a chapel, a recreation room, an occupational room, screened porches, a diet kitchen on each of the three floors of the new wing, and a barber shop for the men and a beauty salon for the women. In addition, there is a special “St. Joseph’s Workshop” where the men can keep themselves occu pied. St. Rita’s was for 30 years a Catholic home for working girls before its conversion to a home for the aged in 1949. It. too was remodeled and enlarged in 1952, expanding its facilities to accom modate 50 men and women. All rooms were remodeled and refur nished. a new chapel, recreation room and dormitory were built in the annex, while the old chapel was converted to an eight-bed in firmary. The a e 1 ite congregation which is dedicated to the work (Continued on Page 2) XX ill Observe Meeting Of Protestants Catholics Named To Attend Convention: Gather This Month At Lund. Sweden STOCKHOLM—NO—It has been confirmed thst Catholic observers will be present when the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches meets at Lund, Sweden, from Aug. 15 to 29. The World Council is a federa tion of Protestant churches which includes also a small g- oup of east ern Orthodox bodies. The Swedish Hierarchy had namod three Swedish priests to act as observers at the Lund meet ing. Msgr. David Assarson. Father de Pailleret, O.P., and Father Ger lach. S.J. The designation.ot Catholic ob servers at the Swedish meeting is in harmony with instructions is sued by the Holy Office in Feb ruary, 1950. it has been pointed These instructions permitted, even encouraged. Bishops to name competent priests to treat "ith persons outside the Faith in such a wav as to assist them in under standing the Catholic Church's doc trines and teachings while ta' ing pains to maintain its position as the one true Church The Faith and Order Commission is a Christian unity movement which combined with the Lif0 and Work Movement to form the World Council of Churches at Amsterdam, Holland, in 1948. The Commission deals with theological issues in volved in reunion. Masses Slated At Fairgrounds Two Masses will be said in the Music Hall of the State Fairgrounds. Columbus, Sun day, Aug 24 for the benefit of/ Catholics attending the annual Ohio State Fair. The Right Rev Msgr. George Schmenk of the Josephinum will offer both Masses a Low Mass at 8:30 a. m. and a High Mass at 10:30 a. m. The Girls’ Choir of St. Peter's church. Co lumbus, will sing the High Mass. The Music Hall is located in the southwest corner of the Fairgrounds.