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Vol. 1, No. 50
Diocese Backs 1953 United Appeals Drive Diocesan Agencies Helped B) Fund Drhe Dales Sept. 30 To Oct. 23 Catholic agencies and individ uals are firmly behind the 1953 United Appeals Campaign which takes place here from Sept. 30 through Oct. 23. An army of some 7000 Columbus and Franklin County residents will be in action to raise the quota of $2,387,520. This will be divided between 72 health and welfare agencies including the 67 agencies of- the Community Chest, the Red Cross. Cerebral Palsy Association. Heart Association. USO, and Can cer Society. One Big Drive This one bjg drive supplants former individual drives by all these agencies. The allocations set for the participating agencies are as follows: Community Chest. $1,644,412 Red Cross. $429,070 USO-United Defense Fund. $115. 525 Cancer Society. $110,000 Heart Association, $62,500 and United Cerebral Palsy Associa tion, $26,013. Catholic institutions benefit dir ectly from the United Appeals Drive through Community Chest allocations, according to the Rev. William Kappes, Diocesan Direc tor of Charities and Hospitals. One Catholic agency, he said, re ceives practically total support from the fund. This is St. Steph ens Community House. Two oth ers, the Catholic Welfare Bureau, and St. Euphrasia School, receive about 60 percent and 50 percent, respectively of their operating budgets. This year. Father Kappes said, request for funds for these three (Continued on Page 2) Annual Drive Bv Holy Name In November November has been set aside as Annual Diocesan Enrollment Month by the executive hoard of the Columbus Diocesan Holy Name Union, according to W. H. Mc Grath. vice presiddfit. who is chair man of this annual project. Questionaires were sent our din ing the past week to the Spiritual Director of each parish requesting information on the present mem bershin and the total number of men eligible in each parish. 1 hese reports are to be assembled no later than Sept. 15, and will serve fcs the basis of the enrollment pro ject during the month of Novem ber. It is the objective of the com mittee in charge to have “every Catholic man a Holv Name man Actual enrollment in each parish will take place on the regular Communion Sunday in the month of November for that particular parish. The project in each par ish will be under the direct sup ervision of the special director and the vice-president of the Parish Society who is responsible for membership. Assisting vice-president McGrath in the annual enrollment for the entire Diocese are the following members of his committee: Char les E. Leach. 783 Berkeley Road Louis Von Ville. 774 'E. Bright on Jack McAndrews, 1936 Fair mont Arthur F. Wohlfrom, 2712 Coventry Road Eduard Seidel, 167 W. Cooke John L. Rodenfels, 3110 Broadmoor Edward P. Wolf. 536 Townsend Henry A Reinhard, 2540 Abington John Hennessy, 3493 Eisenhower Road. Bishop Helps Launch United Appeal To Bar God From Schools Is To Put The Nation In Danger Apostolic Delegate To he U.S. Warns That Teachers Hold The keys To The Child's Tomorrow CLEVELAND (NC) "There is no neutrality in school either you educate or you diseducate. "If God is kept out of school, the tomorrow of youth is in danger, and the country is in peril, for the security of nations is based on the respect of the citizens toward the law of God.” His Excellency Archbishop Am leto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, ex pressed these thoughts in a ser mon during dedication of Hoban Dominican High School here. He spoke at a Pontifical Solemn High Mass marking the dedication. The new school, built to accom modate a thousand girls, was nam ed in honor of Archbishop Edward F. Hoban, Bishop of Cleveland, and the Dominican Sisters of the Con gregation of the Most Holy Rosary from Adrian, Mich., who will op erate it. Archbishop Cicognani said that the student “seeks from the teach ers the art of living he asks the teachers to prepare him for tomor row, and this is the hope which an imates him in attending school. "It is, therefore, the teachers who, whether they will it or not, and no matter what subject they teach, sow the seeds of the tomor- Cliurch Centennial lo Feature Lynch, Noted Irish Tenor Christopher Eynch, distinguished Irish tenor and star of two net work radio programs, will appear in concert at Memorial Hall in Co lumbus as a feature of the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Pat rick’s church. His appearance has been sched uled for Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p. m. according to the Cen tennial Committee planning the Christopher Lynch event. This will be the evening be for the Solemn Pontifical Mass cel ebrating the centennial of the church’s dedication. Lynch, who was born in Rath keale, Ireland, is a protege of the late John McCormick. Inspired by McCormick s confidence in the ten or’s future, manager Arthur Jud son signed Lynch to a long term contract, sight unseen. He was al so signed, before evei coming to this country, as a star of the radio show, "Voice of Firestone.” He has also appeared on Fire stone’s TV program the "Telephone Hour” and the "Family Theatre” besides having made numerous re cordings. hl h, hi u Bishop Michael J. Ready confers with Chairman Preston Cooke of the 1953 United Appeals-Red Cross Campaign on plans for the drive which opens here Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 23. A number of Catholic agencies and institution* benefit directly from the drive. row of their pupils, their moral, social, religious tomorrow and their tomorrow will be also that of society." the Archbishop added. "This school is added to the numberless institutions of educa tion fostered by the Church in the past and the present." Archbishop Cicognani continued. "They have a characteristic proper to them selves. a value which embellishes and elevates them beyond words the imparting of a culture which does not exhaust itself in human things. "There is a complete Christian tradition in their imparting of light to the intellect, a tradition which has given nourishment and life to our civilization, has molded excellent citizens, and besides has known how to turn the energies of youth toward mans transcendent end.” o------------------- Diocese Sends Delegates To Charity Meet More than 50 members of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, in addition to clergy, laymen and sis ters engaged in charitable work are representing the Columbus Diocese at a national meeting in Cleveland. The occasion is the 38th Nation al Conference of Catholic Charities and the annual meeting of the So ciety of St. Vincent De Paul. The convention, in progress at Hot^ Statler, began Thursday and ex tends through Monday. Delegates will participate in workshops and panel discussions on such topics as adoption, family counseling, understanding teen agers in institutions, social work training, youth and the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and immigra tion policies and programs in the United States. Highlighting a general meeting of the Vincentians will be a talk by the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen. Auxiliary Bishop of New York. Bishop Sheen will address the group at 2:30 p. m. Sunday. Another focal point is a Solemn Pontifical Mass at 11 a. m. Sunday with the Most Rev. Edward F. Ho ban. S.T.D., Archbishop-Bishop of Cleveland as celebrant. Sub-deacon at the Mass will be the Rev. Will iain Kappes. diocesan director of charities and hospitals. The event marks the first time that members of the St. Vincent De Paul Society have had an oppor tunity to attend a national con clave. A meeting of parish priests Wed nesday in Cleveland preceded the joint convention sessions. The priests discussed such subjects as housing, family health benefits, unemnloymcnt and racial and na tionality problems. -------------o------------------- Aniericaii-Borii Priest Is Consecrated Bishop PRINCE ALBERT. Sask—(NC) The Most Rev. Leo Blais, who was born in the United States 48 years ago but who has lived in Canada since the age of six, has been installed as the fourth Bish op of Prince Albert. He was solemnly consecrated in the Cathedral at St. Boniface. Manitoba. He had been rector of that cathedra] since 1946. Archbishop Ildebrando Antomut ti. Apostolic Delegate to Canada, officiated al the consecration The Catholic TimesCTOHIO10 Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, Saptombar 12, 1952 EMBER DAYS Next Wadnasday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17, 19 and 20 ara Ember Day*. All three are day* of Fast on which only one full meal is permitted. Friday is a day of total abstinence. Wednesday and Saturday are days of partial abstinence. Meat and soup or gravy made from /neat may be token once on Wednesday and Saturday and only at the principal meal. Universe Will Always Hold Deep Mvstery Pontiff 1 ells Astronomer** Il l« Improbable Man ill Ever Solve Secret CASTELGANDOLFO. Italy (Ra dio, NC)—The mind of man, over coming the limitations of the sen ses. has made marvelous progress in conquering the immensity of cosmic space. Yet. with all the ad vances in man s ‘wonderful climb to the heavens.” it is "completely improbable” that he will ever suc ceed in recognizing or solving the mysteries of the physical universe. His Holiness Pope Pius XII reached this conclusion in a dis course to 400 of the world s leading astronomers whom he received in audience at his summer residence here. The scholars, representing 35 countries, are now meeting in Rome for the eighth general as sembly of the International Union of Astronomers. The Divine Spirit These mysteries, “stupendous and hidden” as they are to the hu man spirit, point to the existence of “one Spirit Who is infinitely superior, the Divine Creative Spir it W’ho created everything that ex ists. conserves it in being and gov erns it.” the Holy Father said. This Divine Spirit, though dis tinct and different from the world, is not removed from the world in "disdainful isolation” as deistic theories would have it. It is always present in the world which He cre ated the Pontiff explained. It re veals itself to the scientist "who knows how to find a meaning in the totality of existing reality.” "as the breath of goodness and love which pervades all and explains ail.” Spirit of Men "What thing is then this spirit of infinitesimal man, physically lost on the ocean of the universe but daring to ask his extremely limited senses to discover the countenance and the history of the boundless universe, and then succeeding in revealing both of them? "Only one answer, strikingly ev ident. can be given.” the Pope con tinued. “The spirit of mar belongs to an order of being essentially dif ferent from, and superior to, that of matter, even though that matter be of immeasurable mass. The development of man’s con cept of the universe "has rightly overturned the ancient geocentric and anthropocentric ideas,” that is. those views which consider the earth and man as the center of the cosmos, the Pope went on. Our planet has been contracted "to the dimensions of miscrscopic star dust.” man has been shrunk "to (he size of an atom on this bit of dust.” and both have been confined “in a corner of the universe.” the Pontiff explained. -------------------o------------------- 2 Local Nuns Attend Parley In Holv City Two Dominican sisters from St. Mary of the Springs College. Co lumbus, are in Rome this week attending a three-daV meeting of Superior Generals of Pontifical Institutes for Religious Women. Mother Bernadine, O.P., Mother General of the congregation of St. Mary of the Springs and Sister Aloyse, O.P.. secretary General, left here by air Monday night for the conference. The parley was called by the Sacred Congregation of Religious at the request of the Holy Father. Chief purpose of the meeting, which began yesterday and contin ues through Saturday, is to coor dinate and eventually promote the organization of a federation among religious women throughout the world. Other topics of discussion will be: 1. The need of religious educa tion of Sisters for an apostolate common to all parts of the world. 2. Need of better understanding between religious institutes to fac ilitate apostolic work. 3. Establishing national superior schools for Sisters to develop their religious and social education, and also to discuss a similar founda tion in Rome. The Mother Generals, of which 117 are from United States aloflV, will also receive practical directiv es from the Holy See for the apos to’ate of religious women. Attending the conference are re ligious engaged in education, care of the sick and other works of i charity. While we honor the memory of the Catholic father of printing who 500 years ago gave the Catholic Bible to a Catholic Europe, we al so welcome the publication of the first volume of a new Catholic translation of the Old Testament which, it is hoped, will become standard for American Catholics for years to come. This transla tion has been made directly from the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic and in this respect it is something, if not unique, at least very extraordinary in the history of the English Catholic Bible. New Catholic editions of tjne Sacred Scripture are, of course, nothing unusual, but with very rare exceptions they have been all more or less successful revisions of the venerable Douay-Rheims ver sion made in 1582 and 1609. This in turn was made from the an cient Latin translation known as the Vulgate and produced in the main by St. Jerome some 1500 years ago. Council Approves Vulgate Obviously, reading a translation of a translation is not the ideal way of understanding the thought of the original author, but the choice of the Vulgate as the start ing point was governed by a de cree of the Council of Trent which was passed at the height of the Protestant controversy. In 1546 the Council decreed that, of all the Latin translations then current, the Vulgate was to be the "au thentic” or official Bible of the Western Church, and it alone was to be used in “public readings, dis putations, sermons or explana tions.” This was not an arbitrary action the Fathers of the Council had good and sufficient reasons for choosing as they did. Every lay man has surely heard of the num erous vernacular translations of the Scriptures occasioned by the religious controversies of the 16th century and headed by the Ger man version of Luther. Perhaps less well known is the fact the new Latin translations al so were appearing on both the heretical and the orthodox side. Even the Reformers believed that while German. English. French, Italian or Dutch were fit vehicles for propaganda, for appeals to the crowd, only Latin was a suitable medium for theological debate. But Bishop To Ordain 16 Bishop Ready will ordain 16 young men deacons and confer tonsure on 25 from the first year theology class in ceremonies slat ed for 8:30 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Pontifical College Joseph mum, Worthington. A MINK NEWSPAPER DIVISION OHIO STATE MUSEUM COLUMBUS Break Ground For St. Gabriel’s The Very Rev. Msgr. Harold O'Donnell turn* the first spade ful of earth at the groundbreaking for the new St. Gabriel Church at Mock road and Woodland avenue. Msgr. O'Donnell is adminis trator of the new perish. Standing directly behind him in the picture is the Rev. Earl Holtzapfel, pastor of St. Augustine's Church, Linden. The new St. Gabriel Church which will accommodate 250 person* seated, is scheduled to be completed about Mar. 1, 1953. It will serve the large AMVET Village in Northeast Columbus. Church Awaits Initial olume Of Old Testament Translation By Rev. George T. Wolz, S T.D. (The following article was spe cially written for The Catholic Times in conjunction with the ob servance of Catholic Bible Week. Septi 28 to Oct. 5. Father Wolz is instructor in Sacred Scripture and Biblical languages at St. Charles Seminary, Columbus.) An anniversary celeb ration should look two ways back to the past, to the event which is being commemorated, and forward to the future, to the new to which the old should inspire us. It is pleas ant to note that the celebration of Catholic Bible Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 5) has been planned with this in view. 5th Synod In 1 Hocesan History Convenes At Cathedral Oct. 8 what Latin translation was to fur nish the countless scriptural quo tations such debate made use of? Protestants Object The Protestants did not particul arly care for the Vulgate because of Its long association with the Church. And all scholars, Catho lic and Protestant alike, agreed that as a translation, it was far from perfect. Hence an intoler able situation arose while some theologians were quoting the Vul gate. others were citing one or an other of the contemporary Latin (Continued on Page 3) P.I.M.E. Sets Up First U.S. Seminary Here Five Young Men, Including Two Americans. Already Accepted For Studies The first seminary of the Ponti fical Foreign Mission Institute of Ss. Peter and Paul, ever to be es tablished in the United States is opening in Columbus and has al ready accepted five young men as students. Two of the students are Amer icans, and three are Italians, now on their way from their native land and due to arrive here sometime next week. The Americans are Ronald Mey. ring of Dayton. O, and Robert Leigh of Chicago. They are already in residence at the new House of Studies which the Institute has es tablished at 324 East North Broad way, a property recently purchased from the Barry family. The young men will study for the priesthood at St. Charles Sem inary and at the Pontifical" College Josephinum. The Rev. Dominic Rossi. P.l E is superior of the new House, and Scrutatores or Prefects for the balloting announced by Bishop Ready are the following: the Very Rev Msgr. Harry S. Connelly. Pas tor of St. Joseph Cathedral the Rev Julian .1. Schaefer. Pastor of St Mary s Church Lancaster the Rev. Paul J. Bernier. Pastor, St. Patrick s Church. Ixmdon: the Rev William E Kappes Diocesan Dir ector of Catholic Charities and Hospitals and chaplain of St. Vin cent’s Orphange the Rev. Law rence Corcoran assistant Diocesan Famous Missioners Open Seminary Price Ton Cent*, $3.00 A Year Will Enact Statutes Affecting All The Clergy And The Laity The fifth synod of the Diocese of Columbus since the es tablishment of the diocese in 1868 will be convened Wednes day, Oct. 8 at 10 a. m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, according to an announcement by Bishop Michael J. Ready. The purpose of the synod is to enact laws that are neces sary or useful for the welfare of the dimrsp after the clergy ha'r been consulted about the needs of the diocese These laws, which af fect both the clergy and the laity of the diocese, are confined to the limitations prescribed by the com mon law of the Church. The last synod, in 1902. was held under the direction of Bishop Henry Moeller who afterwards be came Archbishop of Cincinnati. Official* Named Officials of the Fifth Diocesan Synod were announced by Bishop Ready as follows Promotor of the Synod, the Right Rev. Msgr. Fran cis J. Schwendeman. S.T.D., Pas tor of St. Leo s Churoh and Dean of the Central Deanery. Procura tor of the Clergy, the Rev. Raphael Rodgers. Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Chillicothe Secretary, the Rev. George A. Buchmann. J.C.D., Notary of the Diocesan Matrimon ial Bureau: Notary, the Rev. George Schoor. J.C.D Vice Chan cellor of the Diocese Masters of Ceremonies, the Right Rev. Msgr. Roland Winel. Chancellor of the Diocese: and the Rev James Car roll. Assistant Chancellor Cantors, the Re\ Thomas Gallen. Dioces an Music Director and the Rev Richard F. Dodd, Assistant Pastor. St. John the Evangelist Church and Chaplain Director of Camp St. Joseph and Camp St. Rita. Director of Catholic Charities and Hospitals and the Rev. Bennett C. Applegate, acting Diocesan Super intendent of Schools. Convocation of the Fifth Synod of the Diocese of Columbus will direct attention to Church history which shows that diocesan synods have been held since the early days of the Church. Each synod, in a sense, provides one more link between the Church of the present time and that of earlier centur ies. The word “synod” is derived from the Greek word for an assem bly “synodus” and is a gen eral term for ecclesiastical gath erings under hierarchial authority for discussion and decision on mat ters relating to faith, morals and discipline. The word appears for the first time in the so-called "Apostolic Canons” about the year 350 A.D., and corresponds to the Latin word "concilium," to which Tertullian made reference more than a cen tury earlier. Besides the diocesan synod, the Code of Canon Law prescribes sev tContinued on Page 2) ather Connelly Appointed National Chaplain Of Elki The Rev. Richard J. Connelly, pastor of St. Colman's church, Washington C. H.. has been named national chaplain of the Benevol ent and Protective Order of Elks. The announcement was made Monday night at the Elks’ Head quarters in Chicago by Grand Ex alted Ruler Sam Stem of Fargo, ND. Father Connelly is now serving his third year as state chaplain of the Ohio Elks and second term as state chaplain of the American Le gion. The house at 324 East North Broadway, recently acquired by P.I.M.E., the Pontifical Foreign Mission Institute of Ss. Peter and Paul. The order, which is more than 100 year* old, is here estab lishing its first seminary in the United States. Five young men, in cluding two Americans have already been accepted the Rev. Casto Marapese is procur ator. Both are from Italy where the Society was established mor- than a hundred years ago. From small beginnings it has grown to include 18 bishops. 500 priests. 75 lay broth ers. 408 seminarians, 61 sisters. It operates 19 foreign mission, more than 600 schools, staffed by cate chists and lay teachers. 167 orphan ages and 144 hospitals. Father Rossi has been in this country about a year and a half. He spent eight years in Africa, principally Ethiopia, from 1939 to 1948 when he went to Brazil. In Af rica. he worked among the Galla tribes where it was necessary to learn four different languages. and several dialects of each. The lan guages were Amara. Galla. Darasa and Sidamo. Father Marapese taught in the Society’s seminary in Naples be fore coming to the United States. Father Rossi pointed out that the new seminary is dependent completely on the charity and mis sionary zeal of the people of this area. The new East North Broad way house, he said, is empty, lack ing everything by way of furniture, cooking utensils and other necessi ties for bare living. All donations. (Continued on Page 2) Archbishop Named As Papal Legate To Pakistan Gov't KARACHI. Pakistan (NC) Archbishop Alcuin van Miltcn’rurg, O.F.M., of Karachi has been n.*med charge d'affaires of the Papal In tel nunciature to Pakistan, it has been learned here. This step is a result of the agreement last October between the Holy Sec and Pakistan to estab lish full diplomatic relations. Up to this time the Holy See was rep resented in Pakistan by an Apos tolic Delegation which was also headed by Archbishop van Milten burg. It is understood that the Arch bishop will receive the title of In ternuncio as soon as Pakistan has named her Minister to the Holy See. The Internunciature here was set up last April by the Rev. Edw'in Gordijn, an official of the Papal Secretariate of State. Following a visit to Rome. Arch bishop van Miltenburg is now in the Netherlands, his native coun try. and plans to return to his post in the near future.