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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Aniericaii-Borii Priest
Is Consecrated Bishop
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
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
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
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.
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
Other topics of discussion will
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.

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