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Vol. 1, No. 47
500 From Diocesan Schools
To Attend Two-Da y Session
More than 500 sisters and priests
from some 81 parochial schools in
the Columbus Diocese will convene
nt the College of St. Mary of the
Springs for the Golden Jubilee
Meeting of the principals and
teachers of the dioces., Aug. 27
and 28.
The two-day session is centered
around the theme Recruiting for
The Rev. Paul Campbell, pastor
of St. Lawrence Church. Pittsburgh,
will deliver the sermon at 9 a. m.
Wednesday. Aug. 27. at St. Joseph’s
Cathedral. Father Campbell, dioce
san consulter for the Pittsburgh
Diocese is a vice president general
of the Catholic Education Associa
tion and editor of the Catholic
The Speakers
Prominent speakers who will ap
pear on the two-day "’•ogram in
clude Dr. Clyde Hissong, director
of the Ohio State Department of
Education the Rev. John Kennelly,
pastor of St. Lawrence Church, Chi
cago: the Rev. John O’Brien, pro
fessor of religion at Notre Dame
University, and Dr. Wilfred Eber
hart. professor of English at Ohio
State University.
All are prominent educators. Dr.
Hissong received his B.S. degree at
Miami University, his master’s de
gree at Teachers’ College. Colum
bia University, and his PhD. from
Ohio State University. A member
of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Hissong
was dean of Bowling Green State
University’s College of Education
from 1929 to 1952. He has written
several books and many articles in
the field of education.
Father Kennelly is widely known
for his interest and work in the
field of vocations. For many years,
he has participated in the voca
tional institute held at Notre Dame
Father O’Brien is professor of
the philosophy of religion at Notre
Dame and the author of a dozen
works in the field of religion, phil
osophy. and modern science. A
graduate of Holy Cross College, St.
Viator, the University of Chicago,
the Catholic University of Amer­
]7 Local Young Women Take
Part In Religious Professions
Seventeen young women from
the Diocese of Columbus were
among many participants in cere
monies of reception and profession
held at the motherhouses of four
orders of religious recently.
Four of the women were among
44 participants in ceremonies held
at the chapel of the motherhouse
of the Sisters of the Third Order
of St. Francis, Congregation of
Our Lady of Lourdes, in Rochester,
The ceremonies took place on
the Feast of the Assumption, Aug.
15. The four women are:
Sister M. Rose (Margaret Grif
fin), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.
Helen T. Howard
Elected I). Of I.
National Regent
Mr«. H«l«n T. Howard
Mrs. Helen T. Howard, a member
©f Our Lady of Victory parish, Co
lumbus. was elected national regent
of the Daughters of Isabella at the
group's convention in Toronto,
Canada, recently. Mrs. Howard was
unopposed for the post and w?as
elected unanimously.
Mrs. Howard will head the or
ganization which includes 100,000
Catholic women in 700 circles, for
a two-year term. She will have jur
isdiction over all circles and will
attend all the state conventions.
For the past 13 years, Mrs. How
ard has been national vice-regent of
the D. of L. and for five years
prior to that she served as Ohio
state regent. The Howards reside
at 1635 Glenn avenue in Grand
Teachers, Principals, Will Meet
For Golden Jubilee Convention
ica, the National University of Mex
ico and Oxford University, Eng
land, he received his PhD. degree
from the University of Illinois for
his research work in psychology.
Among his best-known works ere
“The Faith of Millions.” the
Truths Men Live By,” "Evolution
of Religion,” “Pathways to Happi
ness, “Courtship and Marriage,”
and “Sharing the Faith.” He has
lectured at a number of leading
universities in the United States
and in England.
Dinner Meeting
Dr. Eberhart is a graduate of John
Carroll University in 1927. did
graduate work at Ohio State Uni
versity where he received his mas
ter’s degree in 1930 and his PhD.
in education in 1936.
A special feature of the first
day’s meeting, Aug. 27. will be the
dinner of community supervisors
at St. Mary of the Springs at 5:30
p. m. At this session, the Rev.
Thomas Sabrey will discuss the dio
cesan vocations program.
Diocesan priests scheduled to
speak are Fathers Edward Healey.
F. Thomas Gallen. James Kulp and
Robert Hardwick. Pastors, lay
teachers, P.T.A. members and in
terested parents are all cordially
invited to attend all general ses
Exhibits of school books, sup
plies. equipment and audio-visual
aids will be open throughout both
meeting days. Special exhibits em
phasizing the anniversary theme
and entitled “Now and Then” will
depict the highlights of diocesan
education in 1903 and 1952.
Additional special displays in
clude one of the school children's
original work in last year’s dental
hygiene health project, and exhib
its of the*work of the Catholic Wei
fare Bureau, the diocesan office of
the Propagation of the Faith, the
Columbus School Health Service,
the Catholic Library Association,
and the National Catholic Music
Educator’s Association.
The program proper is divided
between general sessions and spe
(Continued on Page 2)
J. Griffin, of Circle, O., who pro
nounced her final vows Sister M.
Goretti (Rita Bendinelli), daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Rizzi Bendi
nelli, of Portsmouth, who pro
nounced her first vows and Miss
Martha Banchy, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Banchy, of Ports
mouth. and Miss Francis Tannian,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
K. Tannian, of Portsmouth, both
of whom received the religious
Ten women participated in rites
held in the chapel of the Sisters
of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate,
Joliet, Illinois, Aug. 12. Four Sis
ters from the Diocese pronounced
perpetual vows, two novice^ made
their first profession and four
postulants were admitted into the
Those who made lifetime vows
of poverty, chastity and obedience
were Sister M. Clqophas (Dolores
Doody), Sister M. Martha Ann
(Elaine Schneider), Sister M. Shar
on (Rosemary Kerscher) and Sister
M. Timothy (Patricia Kossman).
All four are graduates of St. Mary
high school, Columbus.
Sister Marie Bernadette (Pa
tricia Coughlin), of St. Mary Mag
dalene parish, Columbus, and Sis
ter Paul Marie (Margery O'Dea),
of St. Michael s parish, Worthing
ton, made temporary vows.
Receiving the brown habit and
the white veil of the novices were
Patricia Britt, now Sister M. An
dre, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Britt Ruth Greiner, now
Sister Lawrence Marie, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Grein
er Patricia Ann Mitchell, nojy
Sister M. Rene, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Mitchell and Pa
tricia O’Neill, now Sister M. Rose
Daniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel O'Neill. All are from Co
Sister Mary Goretti (Betty
Jones), of 1646 Harvard street, Co
lumbus, professed temporary vows
in the Negro order of the Oblates
Sisters of Providence. The cere
mony took place Aug. 15 at the
temporary novitiate house in Bal
timore, Md.
Two women from Columbus
were among those tating part in
the ceremony of profession at the
mother house of the Sisters of the
Holy Cross at Notre Dame, Ind.,
Aug. 15.
Making final vows was Sister
Mary Agnes Ann (Roberts) while
Sister Mary Vera (Packer) made
her temporary vows.
Father O'Brien
Golden Jubilee
Booklet Ready
For Meeting
Lists Accomplishments Of
Diocesan School System
For Past Half Century
A special fifty-page souvenir pro
gram for the forthcoming meeting
of parochial teachers and princi
pals will commemorate the 50-yoar
record of progress in the Columbus
diocesan school system.
In a letter to Father Bennett
Applegate, acting superintendent
of diocesan schools. Bishop Mich
ael J. Ready commends the pro
gram and points out the signific
ance of its story as one of the glor
ies of Ohio as the state eeleorates
the sesquicentennial of its admis
sion into the Union.
The program contains a brief
history of Catholic education in this
area before Columbus became a
separate diocese and details the
achievements of previous Bishons
of Columbus—Rosecrans, Water
son. Moeller, and Hartley—in es
tablishing the school system of the
Bishop Ready says in his letter:
“We have the solemn duty of
thanking God for the strong fai*h
and intrepid courage of the pio
neers who used the heritage of
freedom to build on strong founda
tions the blessed system of Cathol
ic Education. Generations of sel
wart fathers and mothers, of hone
ful youth, of saintly Sisters, of de
voted Pastors take their honored
place in the panorama of faith and
sacrifice which inspires us today.”
Post-War Growth
The accomplishments in the post
war years in the diocese of Colum
bus are brought out in the history
which states: “From 1944 to 1951,
the total school population increas
ed from 14,138 to 18,444. Bishop
Ready was keeping pace with (he
population increase by establishing
new parishes and schools and ap
proving the expansion of classroom
facilities in many long-established
parishes. Five new schools -’’ere
opened in Columbus proper.
“Although the total school en
rollment has increased by more
than 30 per cent since Bishop
Ready's installation in January
1945, the percentage of Catholic
students in Catholic schools has
been maintained. The teacher train
ing records have shown a remark
able improvement during the past
four years. The parents are well
organized in their ’parish units of
the P.T.A.”
During Bishop Ready’s inci'H
bency, several historic develop
ments in the field of education
brought from the Bishop’s pen
manv a forceful pastoral letter and
public statement. Two are given
special prominence in the report:
the federal aid controversy and the
threat of secularism. In full rectyv
nition of the traditional Christian
principle of the primary right and
duty of parents in the education of
their children, the Bishop enlisted
the cooperation of parents through
the organization in every parish of
Parent Teacher Associations.
The history also records the de
velopment of the annual meeting
from its beginning as a gathering
of principals to its present all-em
bracing scope as a stimulus to the
professional-growth of all those en
gaged in the work of Christian edu
cation in the schools of the diocese.
The historical research and writ
ing for the program are the work
of Dr. Anne B. Whitmer of the
English Department at Ohio State
Mass For Mark Sullivan,
Nationally Known Author
requiem Mass was offered up in
the Church of the Assumption of
the Blessed Virgin Mary for Mark
Sullivan, nationally-known newspa
per columnist, author and editor,
who died in the Chester County
Hospital at the age of 77.
The Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 22, 1952
Father Campbell
Dr. Hissong
Says Enemy's
Methods Can
Defeat Him
TORONTO (NC) Catholics
must use in defense of religion the
same media that has been used
against their way of life. Bishop
Henry J. O'Brien of Hartford,
Conn, told 2110 delegates at Daugh
ters of Isabella national convention.
The Bishop spoke at a Solemn Pon
tifical Mass in St. Michael’s Ca
thedral. He reminded his listeners
that the dominant “thought of this
age is not Catholic, it is decidedly
This is evident “from the little
reaction manifested by the average
Catholic ‘to the impact of pagan
thought in action in our daily life,”
Bishop O'Brien said.
“Advantage must be taken ol the
methods of publicity and education
that have advanced the causes of
so many systems threatening our
v.,y of life, in advocacy of the
principles and policies of Catholic
ism, the Bishop said.
The prelate pointed out that from
the beginning it “was God’s inten
tention that woman should be a
full equal of man and (his doctrine
is central in the leaching of the
Women have realized the neces
sity for entering into the work of
solving social problems by propos
ing Christian remedies, he declar
ed. The Bishop added: “We turn
to them when peace is so uncer
tain. so fragile and frail, to take the
lead in bringing all men to the real
ization that war is merely destruct
ive and suicidal.
The BisWp urged the delegator,
who represented 100.000 Daughters
of Isabella in the United Sta‘°s
Canada and the Philippines, “to be
come increasingly conscious of
what you can do in this most vital
endeavor” for peace. He asked
them to “devote yourselves ’in
stintingly to bring home to those
all around you the truth of our
Holy Father's warning that unless
the course of violence is checked
and averted, such times lie o lore
us in the world as we do not dare
Solemn Requiem
Mass Celebrated
For Fr. Martin
Solemn requiem Mass was celc
brated Saturday in St. Stephen’s
church. Hamilton, O.. for the Rev.
Urban Paul Martin, a graduate of
St. Charles College, Columbus. Fa
ther Martin was killed in an auto
accident Aug. 12, in Kweeokee,
Born Sept. 10, 1925 in Middle
town, he attended high school at
the Maryknoll Junior Seminary.
Mt. Washington, Cincinnati, grad
uating in 1943. He received his
B.A. degree from St. Charles in
1947 and completed his studies for
the priesthood at Mt. St. Mary of
the West seminary in Norwood.
In 1948, Father Martin joined
the Home Missioners of America.
He was assistant pastor at Sacred
Heart church, Appalachia. Va. at
the time of his death. Burial was
in Glendale, 0.
The Sacred Priesthood
The experience of twenty
centuries fully and gloriously
reveals the power for good of
the word of the priest. Being
the faithful echo and rejcho of
the -‘word of God" which “is
living and effectual and more
piercing than any two-edged
sword,” it too reaches "unto the
division of the soul and spirit”
it awakens heroism of every
kind, in every class and place,
and inspires the self forgetting
deeds of the most generous
hearts. All the good that Chris
tian civilization has brought in
to the world is due, at least rad
ically, to works of the Catholic
From th© Encyclical
"Ad Catholici Sacerdotii"
Of Pius XI
(German Reds
Aim To Form
New Diocese
Ml/mpt To Gain Control
Of Sees In Three Cities
Protestants Also Ruled
FRANKFURT. Germany—(NC)—
Red officials in the Soviet zone of
Germany are understood to be con
templating the forcible establish
ment of an artificial dioce-e in
eluding sections of three diocese,
in that zone.
'lhe sees reported to be affected
are Fulda, Osnabrueck and Pader
The Soviet-zone sections of thes?
dioceses are now undei the juris
diction of Ordinaries i esiding in
western Germany. The cornmun
i.'ts have long insisted that the
Bishops or their representatives
could have access to them only by
special permits.
Within the last f?w weeks Bish
op Adolf Bolte was expelled from
the Thuringian distric4 of hi dio
cese because he had v sited towns
lor which the Red officials insisted
his permit lacked validity.
The Reds are now refusing i ev
idence permits to priests not now
raiding in the Sovie’ zone “ven
though they may have been born
there. The Red refusal is made on
the pretext that these priests were
“trained in western seminaries
At the same time it is being
made increasingly difficult for
both Catholic and Protestant cler
gymen in the Soviet zone to main
tain contact with theii superiors
in the West. In many instances
they have even been refused pet
mits to visit relatives in the west.
The ordination of priests now ap
pears to be impossible in the whole
of the Soviet zone unless they are
trained in the sole seminary thee
It was recently inaugurated at Er
furt after permisssion for its “stab
lishment in Berlin was refused.
The eighth annual Labor Day
Mass will be held in St. Joseph's
Cathedral, Labor Day, Sept. 1. In
augurated by Bishop Ready in
1945, the Labor Day Mass observ
ance in Columbus is one of the
oldest in the country. It has em
phasized the interest of the Church
in economic life, the cause of the
working man, and in promoting
peaceful and just relations be
tween labor and management.
The bitterness attendant on the
recent steel strike shows the need
for much greater progress in the
field of labor relations. Columbus
is now witnessing a major strike
and the Mass will serve to ask
God's blessing on this community.
See the Catholic Times next
week for the complete progrem
of the Labor Day observance.
Members of the CIO, the AFL,
and the railroad brotherhoods, and
business men are serving on the
committees in preparation for the
Mass to which all are cordially in
vited to attend.
Meanwhile, the National Catho
lic Welfare Conference issued a
plea to dedicate Labor Day to
“man’s dignity and man's brother
hood." The Rev. R. A. McGowan
is director of the department of
social action which issued the plea.
Plea For Harmony
“May God Who made us as we
are and Christ Who showed us
our dignity and brotherhood help
us to dedicate Labor Day to man's
dignity and man's brotherhood,”
the statement prays.
“Labor Day should be Church
Day for everybody,” the statement
continues. “It is a kind of All
American Social Justice Day. We
are made in the image and like
ness of God. We can think. We
have will power. Christ our Lord
came down to redeem us. If we
do not carry our personal dignity
into so important a part of our
Two Xeu Bishops
To Be Consecrated
At Buffalo. N.Y.
BUFFALO, (NO—A double
consecration ceremony for the
Most Rev. Leo Smith and the
Most Rev James J. Navagh has
been scheduled here for Sept 24.
Bishop-elect Smith will serve as
Auxiliary of Buffalo and Bishop
elect Navagh will become Auxili
ary of Raleigh, N. C.
Consecrator will be His Excel
lency Archbishop Amleto Giovanni
Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to
the United States. Co-consecra
tors will be Bishop Raymond A.
Kearney, Auxiliary of Brooklyn,
and Bishop James H. Griffiths,
Auxiliary of the Military Ordinan
Bishops-elect Smith and Navagh
were classmates at Canisius Col
lege here and w'ere ordained De
cember, 1929. Since ordination
their careers in the priesthood
have been closely related and their
elevations to the Hierarchy were
announced within a few weeks of
each other by the Holy See.
8th Annual Labor Day
Mass To Be Celebrated
life as our work, we are demean
“We also depend on one anoth
er. We are extraordinarily im
portant individuals but we are
interdependent by our very na
ture. That interdependence is en
nobled by kinship we are chil
dren of One Father, and we have
an adopted son-ship through Christ
our Brother. We are born to be
brothers. We carry that over into
our work or we are demeaned and
so are others.”
Enormous changes have taken
place since the 80 s and 90 s “when
Labor Day was in the process of
becoming a holiday,” the state
ment points out.
411 Workers Now
In the early days, it is recalled,
“labor” w'as a term used for man
ual workers of the skilled trades
and the so-called unskilled work
(Continucd on Page 2)
Summa Cum Laude
Degree Awarded
Fr. James Kraus
The Rev. James K Kraus, a
priest of the Columbus Diocese
who was ordained a year ago, has
been awarded a degree of Licenti
ate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)
“summa cum laude" from the Uni
versity of Fribourg, Switzerland.
The son oi Mr. and Mrs. Robert
J. Kraus of Akron. Father Kraus
was ordained Aug. 15, 1951, the
Feast of the Assumption, by Bish
op Ready. In July of 1950. he had
been awarded a “magna cum
laude” Bachelor of Sacred The
ology (S B.) degree from the Uni
m-sity of Fribourg.
Fr. Kraus attended parochial
grade and high schools in Akron
and St. Charles college, Columbus,
before entering Fribourg. He will
take his final year in graduate
studies at the Angelicum in Rome
starting in October.
St. Augustine Parish To Build New Church
An artist's drawing of the projected new St Augustine Church by Louis F. Karlesberger, architect,
under the direction of the Rev. Earl Holzapfel, pastor The location is Greenwich avenue and Hudson
street. Seating capacity will be 650 and construction is expected to get underway sometime next year.
Parish To Mark It’s Silver Jubilee
With Festival Starting August 28th
Parents Vi in
Tax Relief
In Australia
Law VI low Deduction*
For Education: \pplie*
To Parochial Schools
CANBERRA. Australia (NC)
—Parents of children attending
Catholic schools will benefit from
income tax concessions under the
new Federal budget outlined here
by Treasurer Sir Arthur W. Fad
The concessions provide for in
come tax deductions of up to 50
pounds maximum for each depen
dent child under 21 receiving full
time education. The policy applies
to children in Catholic and other
denominational schools as well as
to those in State schools.
Referring to the concessions in
his tyudget speech. Sir Arthur
said: “Because of increasing costs
of education, representations have
been received from a wide cross
section of the community for some
relief on account of expenditure
incurred by parents in educating
their families. It is now proposed
accordingly to allow parents a con
cessional deduction for education
expenses incurred up to a maxi
mum of 50 pounds for each de
pendent child under 21 years re
ceiving full-time education.
"This concession,” the treasurer
added, “will commence to appiy on
and from July 1, 1952, at an an
nual cost to revenue of approxi
mately 1.500,000 pounds.”
Seen As Great
Danger In l.S.
MADRID. Spam (NC) Re
ports heard here that pornography
is increasing in the United States
and Canada brought a warning
from Ecclesia, organ of Spanish
Catholic Action, that it can prove
an “enemy within" more to be
feared than Communism.
In an editorial Ecclesia praised
the efforts of Catholics in both
countries to stop “this plague in
books, magazines and even in
short stories for children.” Com
menting upon the reports that cer
tain U.S. courts have said such
efforts are “unconstitutional and
against the freedom of the press,”
the magazine said:
“Under such circumstances, and
unless North America clears its
house of such enemies, the trust of
the Christian world in a youth
which becomes perverted cannot
be based on security or even hope,
the more so when the authorities
confess themselves to be power
less, in evoking existing laws, to
stop the catastrophe.”
Ecclesia's praise of Catholic ef
forts to combat immoral publica
tions in the United States and Can
ada referred specifically to pro
nouncements made by the Hier
archies of both countries. The
magazine commended also efforts
of the National Council of Catholic
men in Washington, D. C„ of J.
Edgar Hoover, director of the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation and
of legislators in the two countries
to curb attacks on public morals.
Prico Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Parishioners of St. Augustin©
Church, Linden, will celebrate the
church's 25th birthday with a three
day Silver Jubilee Festival start
ing next Thursday, Aug. 28 on the
church grounds, Greenwich and
Loretta avenues.
The celebration will also mark
a quarter-century of the parish's
tremendous growth which has re
sulted in the need for a larger
church and greater school facili
In commemoration of the event.
Bishop Ready will preside at an
11 a m. Mass next Sunday, Aug.
A new addition to the school,
completed last winter, increased
the number of classrooms to 12,
while construction of the new
church with a seating capacity of
650 will probably start sometime
next year.
Building Campaign
In a Silver Jubilee building cam
paign launched last year, mem
bers of the parish raised nearly
$200,000 in pledges.
At next week's Silver Jubilee
Festival, the program, under the
direction oi James Whitehead,
general chairman will provide en
tertainment for everyone, child
ren and adults. A ferris-wheel,
a merry-go-round, swings, a min
iature train are set up to provide
rides, in addition to games, prizes
and refreshments A 1952 Chevro
let tudor sedan will be on display.
On the first day of the festival,
Aug. 28. it yvill be 25 years to
the day since the church was dedi
cated by the late Most Rev. James
J. Hartley. Bishop of the Columbus
The site for the church and
school was purchased in 1920 by
the Rev. Hugh Ewing, pastor of St.
Peter's Church, Columbus. At
that time, there was some doubt
that there would be a need for
another parish in the northeast
section of the city, but when the
new church and school were com
pleted in 1927, the number of
Catholic families in the new par
ish had increased to 250. When
the school was opened in Septem
ber. 1927. some 172 students were
enrolled in the eight grades.
First pastor was the late Rev.
Otto Guenther, appointed in
September. 1926, and it was under
his supervision that the church
and school were planned and built.
Father Guenther served till 1942
when he resigned because of ill
The present pastor, the Rev.
Earl Holtzapfel was appointed in
July, 1942
Tremendous Growth
Linden's growth, reaching tre
mendous proportions since 1940
brought hundreds of new families
into the parish. The school be
came overcrowded and standing
room only became the rule at
many of the Masses.
School enrollment this year will
top the 600 mark including a
record-smashing first grade of
140. This will give St. Augustine
the largest enrollment of any
elementary school in the Colum
bus Diocese. Last year it was
necessary to employ four lay
teachers to assist the regular staff
furnished b.v the Sisters of Notre
So rapidly did the parish grow
that two new parishes were es
tablished from its original terri
tory during the past five years.
They are St. James the Less. Oak
land Park avenue and St. Gabriel
in East Linden near the AMVET
subdivision. But even with this
split, there are more than 1200
families St Augustine Parish.

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