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When Our Divine Lord ascended mto heaven, e told His Apos tles that they were to be wit nesses to Him unto the ends of the earth. The word "wit ness” in Greek means martyr. The United States has just had its first marytred Bishop in the person of Bishop Francis X. Ford, a Maryknoll missionary in Chi na, on whom the Communist hammer and the Red sickle gwung to fulfill his young dream to be killed for Christ’s sake. The Church in America is proud of the heroism under trial of Bishop Ford, and although we have Only slightly over 4.000 missionaries in foreign lands, all are as ready as the saintly Bishop to die if need be it wit nessing the faith. HOLY ROSARY PARISH MIESSE Prescription Pharmacy W* eaniictantl, •fork th* lat*at drat* IMS K Main FK 44*4 COLUMBU SAVINGS AND LOAN 41 W. GAY ST. The Hammond Organ God Love You-------------- Reds Don't Persecute Church They Persecute Christ by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen--------------- WE pay *4 eatbadral O. er cherrb** MA. Ml 114 BBOAD BT Our Blessed I^ord is still un dergoing His Passion, suffering now in His Mystical Body the Church what He once suffered in His physical body, as the Son of God and the Son of Man. It is not the Church that is persecut ed it is Christ. When Paul, be fore his conversion presecuted the Church at Damascus, Our Jxird who was already at the right hand of the Father, sent His Voice whirling through the sky, to ask Paul: “Why do you persecute Me?” How could Paul touch Christ, if Christ was in heaven? If someone steps on your foot your head complains. Paul was striking the Mystical Body of Christ, therefore the Head protested. In these days when taxes are high, when it is almost impossible to lay up security, it becomes more imperative than ever to choose wisely the object of our charity. Here is the test: 1. Choose a cause in which there are martyrs 2 Remember noth ing is as important as the salva tion of a soul and there are 1,100,000,000 in the world who know neither the Sacred Heart nor the Immaculate Heart. 3. Put your sacrifice in the hands of the Holy Father through nwn Mission Society for Propagation of the Faith, knows best the needs of Church and He can best secure an equitable distribution to all his 100.000 missionaries in 614 dioceses and vicariates through out the world Delaware S: Service A Repairs far All Makes of Cars U. S Royal Tiros Bill Austin Buick Delaware Ohio Flowers by Gibson Phones 2348 2187 Dola war* Delaware Milk Phone 311 27 N. 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MACHINERY Woodworking Metal Working Sheet Metal Working Contractors’ Homecraft Machinery Equipment Full line of Motors. Osborne & Sexton Machinery Co. N. Fourth A Russell Sts. MA. 3203 COLUMBUS 14, OHIO The firms listed here deserve to be remembered when you are distributing your patronage to the different lines of business Robinton-Hanrahan Funeral Directors Cor. Winter A Franklin, Delaware The Peoples Store Delaware TRI-VILLAGE Be*, Rrhnlldlng Asnaral e*lt Boulevard Service & Sale* kl. 140S KJ. SMS 24 Hnur H**ry Ont, Wr*ek*r Swti** 1 100 Grandview Ave. Everythin# for Home Kemodflinn KI. 1113 Found Mission Seminary In o' Historic House Home In Pennsylvania Was Once Scene Of Many Gay Parties And Dances BRACHNEY, Pa.—(NC) In a building once the scene of gay parties and dances and later a home for aged and a mission seminary established. infirm priests, has now been J. Hafey of at the dedica- Bishop William Scranton officiated tion of the Father Judge Mission ary Seminary of the Missionary Servants of ity. the Most Holy Trin- Addresses were given by the Thomas O'Keeffe, Very Rev M.S.SS.T. of Silver Spring. Md., Custodian General of the Mission ary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, and Msgr William J. Mc Donald, philosophy professor at the Catholic University of Amer ica. The property on which the semi nary is located is steeped in his tory, It was part, of a 100-000-acre tract dating back to revolutionary times. One of the early owners of part of the property was Henry Shel don. whose daughter, Anne, fell in love wtih an actor. James Town send Russell. Her family objected to his profession, so Mr. Russell became a Protestant minister, mar ried Miss Sheldon and built the home that now is the Missionary Servants’ house of philosophy. The property eventually passed on to James T. Russell, jr., a well to-do entertainer and sportsman, who entertained with gay parties and dances at his house. In 1941, the Russell estate was acquired and converted into the Cure of Ars Hospic for aged and infirm priests of the Scranton diocese, operated by the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, which moved to Clark Summit, Pa., in 1951. The Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity was founded in 1921 by the late Very Rev. Thomas Augustine Judge, a Vincentian priest. The rapid growth of the community la illustrated by the fact that today there are more than 100 of it* priests and Brothers serving in 59 missions for whites, Negroes and Indians in 11 States. -------------—o---------------- MinnionrrB Praised By French Minister NIAMEY, French West Africa— (NC)—Missionary contributions to native welfare have been highly praiaed here by French Minister of Colonies Pierre Pfhmlin, who after completing a tour of Africa, said: "In these spheres have done a great seems to me a valuable and indis pensable compliment to the work done by public agencies.” French West missionaries work, which A CHEVROLET 555 W. Broad St. FLETCHER IBS* BUYERS' GUIDE *'S«r*ieinc th* fri-VUlac* Area" Patrick Ruddy & Son Plumbing Service Qu 4 lit, Ftamhin* Furtar** 1**4 W. 1*1 KI MIS KI ISM Arlington’s Friendly Pharmacy KEMPER'S PHARMACY 2064 Arlington Avo. Kl. 2644 ARLINGTON and TH I-VILLAGE Radio Equipped Our New Phon* CABS MA 6895 Serving Srlfngtnw end Gr*n*rl*e Call* te an* free* Celumbv* KINGSWOOD LUMBER & SUPPLY CO. Dealer for Sherwin Williams Paints KI. 1113 Given Lest Rite* During his imprisonment the Bishop's health was so low at one point that the Reds removed him to a prison hospital for fear he might die in prison By mistake the Red police first took him to the Catholic mission But an hour later they returned and took the Bishop to the prison hospital. Dur mg his brief stay at the mission he was given the last rites by his priests. Prior to expulsion Sister Vincent Louise had been held incommuni cado in the Kanchow hospital for seven months Her detention fol lowed Red charges against her of “corruption" in the administration of the Catholic hospital whifh had been seized by the regime Sister Vincent had labored unselfishly Judge and Teacher Kenneth Wang, former Shanghai judge, I* taking teaching post at St. John's Uni versity, Brooklyn. The Harvard graduate Is one of China's lead ing Catholic laymen. Judge Wang directed Aurora (Catholic) College lor Women, Shanghai, until it was taken over complete ly by th* communist* in April, 1931. HI* wife end three chil dren accompany him to the U.S. (NC Photos) THE CATHOLIC TIMES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1962 A Chaplain In Every Port It is th* aim of th* Apostleship of th* 3**, a* pointed out by Bishop L. Abel Caillouet, moderator of th* organisation in this coun try, to have a full-time chaplain in every port to car* for th* spiritual welfare of merchant seamen. Convened in Cleveland f*r th* seventh annual meeting of the Apostleship of the Sea, delegates from ell ever th* nation met to discuss this challenge to American Catholics. Shown above are the Rev, Thoma* A. McDonough, C.SS.R. (left) national secretary and port char’ain of New Orleans, and th* Rev. John A. Weisbrod, newly-elected president and port chaplain of Hoboken, N.J. (NG Photos) Reds Dust U.S. Prelate After 31 Years Service To Chinese Bishop O’Shea, Imprisoned 7 Months, Hospitalized In Hong Kong hMore Dead Than Alive* HONG KONG (NC) An American Bishop has arrived here looking more dead than alive, oust ed by the communists after 31 years of uninterrupted service in China. The broken prelate is Bishop John O'Shea of Kanchow, a Vin centian ano a native of Deep River, Conn., who had endured seven months of cruel Red imprison ment prior to his expulsion. He ar rived here in the company of the Rev. Jules Meyrat, a Swiss Vin centian, and Sister Vincent Louise de Lucie, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul from Detroit, and was taken immediately to a hospital. Bishop O'Shea had been taken directly from Ihe Kanchow jail and put on a bus by the Reds. He was not tried" and formally een fenced to expulsion, which is the usual Red procedure. The Reds omitted the trial” be cause their propaganda had failed to rouse the people against the 65 year old Bishop At the time of his imprisonment, the Red press ac rused him of "imperialist aggres sion.” The Bishop had never left China since his arrival there as a missionary in 1921. at the hospital for the Chinese people for 28 years. Father Meyrat, possibly because he was a Swiss citizen, was inform ed hy the Reds that he was “not being expelled.” However, he was told to leave the country “within 24 hours.” The expulsion of Bishop O’Shea leaves only five American Bisho ops atill in Red China. Three have been expelled and one has died in prison since the beginning of this year. In all, there are only 51 Amer ican Catholic missionaries left in China. Besides the five Bishops, they include 38 priests, one Bro ther and seven Sisters. This total is only about one-tenth of the esti mated 500 American Catholic mis sionaries who labored in China be fore the Reds seized control there. -------------------o------------------- Vietminh Frees 10 French Priests HANOI, Vietnam (NC) Vietminh (Indochina communist led movement) authorities have re leased 10 French priests of Thanh Hoa Vicariate after five years and eight months internment. The priests were arrested with 23 others in December, 1946. when the war between French Union troops and the Vietminh began. All members of the Paris Foreign Missions, the priests were interned tn the mission at Xa Doai, in central Vietnam. Four died in captivity. It is presumed that the remain ing 19 are still being held by the Vietminh. They belong to the missions of Thanh Hoa, Vmh and Laos The oldest among the in terned priests was 83 The ten released missionaries reached Hue on Aug 23. 67 R. a. Wild. Pre*. Chile Has Need Of Native Priests, Says Missioner TOLEDO. O.—(NC)—A two-class society and poverty combine against more religious vocations in Chile where 1.000 of the 1,500 priests are “foreigners.” This was the report of the Rev. John A. Wilson, C. PP.S., who will spend a year tn the home and for eign missions of the Toledo dio cese, after pioneering the first for eign mission activity of the U.S. province of the Precious Blood Fathers. Father Wilson, as superior, and seven other Precious Blood priests went to Chile tn 1947, They set up two parishes in Santiago and four in a region about 500 miles to the south One nf the Santiago par ishes has 40,000 members the other, 20.000. Now 15 Precious Blood priests care for about 110,000 Catholics in Chile where, he said, only about 14 per cent measure up tn the U.S standard nf “good Catholics Of this number, he added, only about 10 per cent are men. Father Wilson said the wealthy in Chile seem to find it hard to give up comfort for the life of a priest. Living conditions of the poor keep their children from nec essary religious training Precious Blood priests tn Chile could never make it, without fin ancial aid from the order, Father Wilsnn said An average Sunday collection will net about $1.50, he added. Precious Blood priests will at tempt to start a seminary in Chile, rather Wilson said. Seven acres in Santiago have been purchased. It has a 20-room house th might be usable But nothing more can be done, he said until they get more priests. Father Wilson was in the Phil ippines when the Japanese attack ed Pearl Harbor. He survived the Bataan death march, and went through more than three years as a prisoner. -------------------o------------------- To View Xavier’s Relic LISBON—(NC)—The relic of St. Francis Xavier’s right arm and hand, with which he baptized thou sands of pagans, will he brought here Oct 22 for celebrations of the fourth centenary of the Saint’s death. The relic will be returned to the Jesuit Church in Rome after four days exposition in the church of S. Domingos. -------------------o—---------------- Book on Si. Xavier Chosen NEW YORK—(NO—The Cathol ic Book Club has announced here that its selection for October is "St Francis Xavier”, a biography by the Rev. James Broderick, S J. RUC Siring th*t make* ruga a* they wore when new BINDING REPAIRING LAYING SERGING SEWING GUARANTEED MOTHPROOFING RAINS 5*6 Clin* St. GA 8395 COLUMBU*. OHIO Your Family Daservet Asmont with *ef*»T at e**r 67 y**r* Start Savin** Aeeount now. th* *eearit, ef a *t*edib rr*wl«g Saving* ™RAIW€AD« 66 I. 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It works this way: first, a priest who has collected some money from the faithful for diocesan pur poses has to pay a stiff “tax” be fore the funds are passed on sec ond. the diocesan authorities are taxed as high as 70 per cent on the money contributed by the par ishes and third, a parish which has received some financial aid from the diocese must again pay a tax on such ihcome. There have been many “trials” of priests and nuns accused of hav ing hidden part of their income for the purpose of reducing taxes. For instance, a group of poor nuns who eke out their income by sew ing was forced to pay 40,000 dinari (about $140 at the official rate of exchange) in “taxes.” The parish churches of Zagreb are assessed yearly taxes averag ing 200,000 dinari (about $700). Those who cannot pay the exorbi tant levies are liable to have their possessions seized hy the tax col lectors. Not even their furniture is spared. Collections to meet the liturgical needs of churches are prohibited in some parts of Yugoslavia, in others, they are restricted to cer tain times of the year or to just one Sunday. Quite recently, sev eral priests have been imprisoned because they accepted a donation Daliaery and Mailinc Beautiful Gift Wrapping For A Beautiful SELECTION OF GIFTS end COURTEOUS SERVICE H»l*a Br«hm. Owitti 4 GIFT (HOF 1271 Broadview Ave. Kl. gfn C"tomer Parkin# In R**r from faithful whoae houses they had blessed. It is also known here that nun* have been punished because they accepted little donations in kind. such as fond, that had been offered them in houses where they visited the sick. In other cases, money col lected for such purposes as church repairs or purchase of bells ha* been confiscated by communiat au thorities. The communists resort to th* most petty measures to make it impossible for priests and religious to earn enough for their basic needs of life. Many of the still ex isting religious communities have been forbidden to accept pupils for private tuition, for instance in mu sic. Nor are they allowed to ac cept orders from the faithful who wish the Sisters to do some sew ing or embroidery work. -------------------o-------------- Archbishop Visits Europe MADRAS, India—(NC) Arch bishop Louis Mathias of Madras has left for a three-month visit to Eu rope. The Archbishop, who is chair man of the India Bishops’ Confer ence, visited the State* several years agb. CUSTOM BUILT Venetian Blinds We have a particular fondness for the Sisters of the Adoration tn the diocese of Tnchur, South India. Night and day they adore the Blessed Sacrament. They live in a shed, hardly worthy to house Our Blessed Lord—but they are more than worthy to adore Him. With all their wonderful life of prayer they "find time” to care for our orphans. Boldly do we ask for $800 for them, but we do not ask it from on« we ask it from many—even a dollar from 800 people! DEAD BEAUTY: Soon we shall (east SL Francis Borgia. He lived fife of pleasure until he cased on the face of the dead Queen of Spain, her beauty gone. Then he turned to the priesthood and sainthood. If you cannot give $6W for the training of a Near East missionary priest -—and you may extend this over six years—your dollar a month to the CHRYSOSTOMS will do wonders. CHAPEL A MONTH? From dear Bishop Totounji of Syria comes an urgent plea for help in finishing one of his chapels. He need* $300. Can you help him? ONLY OIL IN IRAN? We have, among our many missions in Iran, an orphanage for deaf mute children called “Ephpheta”—the word Our Lord used when He made the dumb to speak and the deaf to hear. It means, as you know: "Be thou opened!” Onr little children beg your help. They ask in the sign langusge. Please do send them a mite. God will bless you. ALWAYS BURNING Bishop Ghebrejesu* of Ethiopia asks us for $15 for a Sanctuary Lamp to bum forever in one of his chapels for your beloved dead. Can you help him? Buy direct /rem th* man ufacturer end SAVE The new ROLL-A HEAD Vene tian blind. All metal from stop to bottom. Steel or alum inum slats with your choice of cot ton or plastic tape In colors. INSTAL LED FREEI te distributors Special prices and contractors. COLUMBUS VENETIAN BLIND MFG. CO. iU K.rr St. MAin 4S»i TRENOR MOTOR SALES Dodge Plymouth Used Car* Trucks 3241 N. High Street, Columbus, LA. 1115 FOR HIS MISSIONS During October. Pope Pius XII ask* as to appeal for new members of th* Catholic Near East Association. “Near East Missions” of the Holy Fattier ar* in 12 countries of the Middle East and on the West Coast of India. Besides we care for the ref ugees of the and for beyond Curtain. has Holy those th* Land from Iron Pope The refugee Rome. Your for them even in membership offering is a stringlesa gift to the Holy Father. Membership for s whole yesr is —Individual, $1 Family, $5. Per petual—Individual, $20 Family* $100. Enroll a beloved soldier boy abroad. The Pope grants rich in dulgences 53 days of the year. EN ROLL FOR HIS BELOVED POOR. GOD’S OWN WANT AD BIG PROPOSITION Many kind friends have given enough to finish the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima in India. Can you help us to build ons in Ethiopia? ONE IS A MILLION! We do have big appeal* from our missions. We never fill them all, but we believe in a special provi dence—dollar added to dollar. Yours, too. TEN DOLLARS buys a precious food package for rar orphan* le IsraeL HAVY YOU HEARD rf our seven Mission Clubs? Write for information. THOSE GREGORIAN MASSES in Suspense? Ask «s abovt them. BEND FOR our pemphleta on rar missions. Yow small gift haiga EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER 52ear Bst Olissions^h Franm Ca-Ancl SeaDmes, Msg*. TIhmimn J. MeMeiwi, Norf UCfy Vary Nev- Andrew Rogmh Rev. Refer R. Teehy Rev. Wm. 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