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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
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
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
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.
Notre Dame Honors Two
Noted Catholic Educators
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
Catholic Pi
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.
newspaper division
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
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
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
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
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
“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.”
P.O. To Issue New
Stamp To Honor
Gutenberg Bible
—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.
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
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
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
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
The a e 1 ite congregation
which is dedicated to the work
(Continued on Page 2)
XX ill Observe
Meeting Of
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

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