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Are You Reciting
The Daily Ronary
During October?
Vol. II, No. 3
The Pope’s talk climaxed special
week-end celebrations marking the
30th anniversary of the men’s
branch of Italian Catholic Action.
From all parts of Italy, farmers,
shepherds, shopkeepers and white
collar workers had swarmed into
Rome by railroad and bus for the
“All faithful of goodwill must
arouse themselves and accept their
share of responsibility for the out
come of this fight for salvation.”
the Holy Father told the mass audi
ence, which numbered an estimat
ed 200.000 persons. About 150.000
of the crowd were members of the
Catholic Action group, comprising
half the total enrollment.
“Today not only the city of
Rome and Italy, but the whole
world is threatened,” the Pope
warned. “You do not need to be
told who the enemy is or what
dress he wears. He is everywhere
and in the midst of all. He knows
how to be violent and deceitful.
In these last centuries he has at
tempted to bring about the intel
lectual, moral and social disinte
gration of the unity in the mysteri
ous organism of Christ. He has
sought nature without grace, rea
son without faith, liberty without
authority, at times authority with
out liberty.”
De Gasperi In Audience
Among those who occupied re
served seats at the ceremony were
dozen Cardinals, 100 Bishops and
At right are pictured the Bishops, dioces­
an priests and priests of religious societies
of the Diocese of Columbus who took part
in the fifth Synod in Columbus Diocesan
history last week. A total of 190 priests at
tended the colorful liturgical ceremonies.
The statutes passed in the Synod contain
important regulations for the clergy and
the laity of the Diocese. They embody
norms for the administration and the re
ception of the Sacraments, the use of Sac
red Places and the safeguarding of Divine
Worship, the exercising of the Teaching
Authority of the Church and the care of the
Temporal Goods of the Church. The Synod
was conducted in St. Joseph's Cathedral,
Columbus. The event opened with a Ponti
fical High Mass and closed with the singing
of the "Te Deum." The Synod adopted new
rules concerning education, marriage,
masses and vocations. Bishop Ready, in his
sermon delivered to the assembled Clergy
emphasized that "when the foundation is
soundly in place, the work of building will
go steadily on."
Climax Of Eighteen Months Preparation
When Bishop Ready signed the Statutes promulgated by the fifth synod held at St. Joseph's Ca
thedra! last week, it climaxed eighteen months of intensive study and preparation by a Preparatory
Commission appointed by the Bishop in 1951. Pictured above is Bishop Ready as he signed the
Statutes on the main altar at the Cathedral.
Pontiff Urges Faithful
To Join Forces In War
To Combat Materialism
ROME—(NC)—Before a tremendous crowd in St. Peter’s
Square here. His Holiness Pope Pius XII called upon the Cath
olic faithful throughout the world to join in battle against the
“enemy” that threatens the unity of the Church and the secur
ity of mankind.
in speaking of the "enemy, the
Pope referred to “the authors and
propagators of the horrible calum
ny that the Church wants war.” He
spoke also of those who continue
to work that Christ may be “a
stranger in the universities, in the
schools, in the family, in the ad
ministration of justice, in legisla
tive activity, and in the assembly
of nations where peace or war is
many Vatican dignitaries. Also
present were Premier Alcide de
Gasperi of Italy and several mem
bers of his Cabinet who had join
ed the Catholic Actionists in a spe
cial procession to the square prior
to the mass reunion.
His voice sounding strong and
clear, the Pontiff went on to de
scribe the enemy as having become
“ever more concrete, with a bold
ness which still engenders aston
ishment.” First, he said, the ene
my proclaimed it wanted Christ,
but not the Church. Then it as
serted it wanted God, but not
“Finally,” the Pope added, “the
impious cry was raised, ’God is
dead,’ and even the cry, ‘God nev
er existed.’ And now we have an
attempt to build the world’s struc
ture on foundations which we do
not hesitate to designate as a
thing principally responsible for
the threat which overhangs human
ity: an economy, law and politics
without God.”
The Pope told the men that mod
ern humanity is disorientated, lost
and without faith, and needs the
light and guidance of the Faith.
He asked them: “Do you wish to
be heralds of this light and mes
sengers of this Faith?” The an
swer came in a mighty volume of
The crowd responded similarly
when the Holy Father asked if they
wished to be “bearers of security
and peace” and “the great triumph
ant ray of sunshine that invites
men to shake off their torpor and
act with decision." His hearers
shouted assent once more whhn the
Pope asked: “Do you wish to be
come, if God so wills, animators
of the human multitude that
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St. Patrick's
Marks 100th
Pontifical Mass Celebrated
Ry Bishop To Highlight
Loral Church Centennial
A Solemn Pontifical Mass, cele
brated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday by
Bishop Ready, will highlight the
100th anniversary celebration of
St. Patrick’s church, Columbus.
The Right Rev. Msgr. Edmund A.
Burk ley, pastor of St. Mary’s
church, will serve as assistant
priest while deacons of honor will
be the Right Rev. Msgr. Anthony
Schlernitzauer, pastor of St. Pet
er’s church, and the Very Rev.
Msgr. Harry S. Connelly, pastor of
St. Joseph's Cathedral.
Deacon of the Mass will be the
Rev. John E. Byrne, C.PP.S., pastor
of St. James the Less church, and
sub-deacon will be the Rev. Law
rence Corcoraij, assistant director
of Catholic charities for the Di
Master of ceremonies for the
Mass will be the Right Rev. Msgr.
Roland T. Winel, chancellor of the
Diocese, and the Rev. F. J. Baesz
ler. O.P., former pastor of St.
Patrick’s, will preach the sermon.
Seminarians from St. Charles
college will serve the Mass and
attend the Bishop and St. Patrick’s
augmented choir will sing.
Among the out-of-town priests
who will attend are the Very Rev.
T. S. McDermott, O.P., Provincial
of St. Joseph's Province. New York
city the Very Rev. Edward L.
Hughes. O.P., Provincial of St. Al
bert's Province, Chicago, 111.
The Very Rev. John F. Monroe.
O.P., Prior of St. Stephen’s Noviti
ate, Dover, Mass. the Very Rev.
Walter M. Conlon, O.P., Prior of
Immaculate Conception College,
Washington, D.C. the Rev. Dennis
B. McCarthy, O.P., vice-president of
administrative affairs of Provi
dence College, Providence, R. I.
Another highlight of the cen
tennial celebration will be the ap
pearance Saturday night at 8:15 p.
m. in Memorial Hall of Christopher
Lynch, renowned Irish tenor. He
will appear under the auspices of
he centennial committee.
The Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 17, 1952
Hold Christ
Aloft, Bishop
Tells Laymen
Dedicate Self To Christ,
Bishop Ready Urges
At Holy Name Rally
The obligation of leading an ex
emplary life dedicated to Christ
was stressed last Sunday by Bish
op Michael Ready of Columbus in
an address at the Holy Name Rally
held in St. Joseph's Priory, Somer
Speaking before a crowd exceed
ing 2000, Bishop Ready quoted an
excerpt from the Holy Father’s ad
dress to pilgrims at the Barcelona
Eucharistic Congress. “Return to
your houses and hold Christ aloft,”
the Bishop asserted, continuing:
“You have not only the duty of
personal profession of Christ but a
social obligation as well to hold
Christ aloft to the society in which
you live and work. Show this obli
gation by your personal lives, your
loyalties and associations and
strive always to live by Christ’s
words and ideals.”
Bishop Ready also called atten
tion to historical St. Joseph’s
Church, the first sanctuary in Ohio,
and he described the adjacent
Dominican prior as “the center of
a continued missionary effort by
the Friars of St. Dominic, famous
in history for more than
In another address, the Very
Rev. James J. McClarney, O.P., pri
or of St. Joseph’s Priory, lauded
devotion to the Holy Name, assert
ing that it dates back to the Apos
tles, whom Christ commissioned
to preach the Gospel to every crea
ture in the name of the Father, the
Son and the Holy Ghost.
He termed the devotion theologi
cally sound because it refers to
the Second Person of the Trinity,
and apostolically sound as is dem
onstrated by the Apostles "who
cast out devils in the Name of Je
sus.” He said the devotion was
safe, was not emotional, but for
thinking men and women.
Father McClarney declared that
both World Wars could have been
avoided if Europeans had followed
His Name instead of other names
that are destined to die. He said
the Holy Name enables Catholics
to “overcome evils of the time.”
Clergy and laymen from through-
out the Diocese made up the
throng which witnessed the inspir
ing profession of faith. The rally
was held under sunny skies, al
though threat of rain hung over
Somerset vicinity early in the day.
Prior to the talks, more than
2000 laymen and approximately
100 priests marched in procession
to the athletic field of the priory,
reciting the Rosary en route. They
marched to an outdoor altar, near
which stood a statue of Blessed
John Vercelli, O.P., founder of the
Holy Name Society. It was the
first public veneration of the stat
ue, which was sculptured by Fa
ther McGlynn, a Dominican priest.
The faithful recited the Holy
Name Pledge, led by the Very Rev.
Harry S. Connelly, pastor of St.
Joseph s Cathedral, and the Litany
of the Holy Name, which was fol
lowed by Pontifical Benediction
with Bishop Ready as celebrant.
The Right Rev. Msgr. Henry Keller
man, V.F., pastor of St. Augustine’s
Church. New Straitsville, and dean
of the Eastern Deanery, directed
the prayers for peace offered by
the assembly.
The Rev. Julian Schaefer, pastor
of St. Mary’s Church. Lancaster,
served as deacon and the Rev. Li
nus Dury. pastor of St. Nicholas
Church. Zanesville, was subdeacon.
Master of Ceremonies was the
Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel,
The congregation then sang
“Holy God, We Praise Thy Name,”
which was followed by a recession
al played by the Somerset High
Dr. James M. O'Neill, noted educator and author who was the
featured speaker at the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic
Women Convention Oct. 9 in Columbus, was honored by being awarded
1952 Catholic Action Medal of St. Bonaventure University recently.
Pictured above, Bishop A. Burke, of Buffalo, makes the award. Dr.
O'Neill is the 19th recipient of the medal which is awarded an
nually to a layman outstanding in Catholic Action.
Plans For Catholic outh Week
Observance In Deanery Are Set
Plans for the observance of National Catholic Youth Week
in the Central Deanery, proclaimed by Bishop Ready for the
week beginning Sunday, Oct. 19 until Sunday, Oct 26. were
rset this week with the completion of a schedule of events and
the reception of a proclama
The proclamation, which was
drawn up Oct. 7, follows:
WHEREAS, th* youth of
America constitute one of our
nation's most valuable resour
ces, and
WHEREAS, the development
of character, the instilling of
ideals, the formation of citizens
are priceless contributions to
our state and nation, and
WHEREAS, the 6,000,000
young Americans, ages seven to
twenty-seven, served by the Ca
tholic Youth Organizations are
branded together for these lofty
purposes, and
WHEREAS, the theme Unity
Sanctity Action signifies
their cooperation, their ideals,
and their contributions made to
the state and the nation.
J. Lausche, Governor of the
State of Ohio, do hereby pro
claim the week of October 19th
through 26th, 1952, as NATION
in Ohio and urge our citizens to
recognize the valuable and patri
otic contribution made by our
Catholic Youth groups, and to
er this constructive youth pro
help in all possible ways to furth
gram. (Signed)
Frank J. Lausche
The Catholic Youth Council of
the Deanery has asked all youth
groups—including Boy Scouts. Girl
Scouts. Camp Fire Girls. Foresters,
Rangers. Sodalities. Newman Clubs,
The Two Bishops And The 190 Priests Who Attended The Fifth Synod In Diocesan History
School band. N.F.C.C.S. groups and CYO’s—to 10) Sheila McSweeney,
Mass, Shops, O’Neill’s Address
Highlight 7th DCCW Meeting
ion from Governor Frank J.
participate in following program.
Sunday, October 19
A holy Hour in each parish.
(Time to be chosen by each parish.
This should include grade school
through 27 years of age. Dedicate
to Our Lady of Fatima.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
October 20, 21. 22
Parish Activities nights. (Each
and every parish is urged to hold
some kind of activities one of these
three nights. Suggestion: Open
house, a forum, discussion, meet
ing, or some interesting session.)
Thursday, October 23
Social Action Committee of the
Central Deanery will hold open
house at St. Joseph Cathedral Sub
Sacristy The discussion will be on
communism with Res, Robert G.
White as Moderator and Thomas
Johnstown as discussion leader.
Friday, October 24
Deanery wide social. (Tickets can
he obtained at the Catholic Youth
Bureau, 246 E. Town St.. MA. 5891
Saturday, October 25
Open: Suggesion: (All attend
Confesson in preparation for the
Sunday, October 26
Communion Mass at 9:00 a. m.
at St Joseph Cathedral Break
fast following Mass at the Seneca
Hotel Ballroom. Reservations are
to be made to the Catholic Youth
Sunday, October 26
2:30 p. m. the C.Y.O. Playmakers
will present the Life of St. John
Boscoe over WBNS-TV. (Channel
Thirteen Resolutions Approved
At Annual Women’s Convention
Over 700 women from through
out the Diocese attended the 7th
annua) convention of the Diocesan
Council of Catholic Women which
opened last week with a Pontifical
High Mass celebrated by Bishop
Ready in St. Joseph’s Cathedral
and was highlighted by a closing
address by Dr. James M. O’Neill.
Speaking at the evening banquet
in the Grand Ballroom of the Desh
ler-Wallick hotel. Dr. O’Neill, au
thor of “Catholicism and Ameri
can Freedom.” said that in Paul
Blanshard’s “American Freedom
and Catholic Power" “it w’uld be
hard to find a better example of
the antithesis of honest and re
sponsible scholarship.”
Ignored Truth
“Mr. Blanshard ignored fact and
truth contained in easily available
historical documents, explained in
books in his bibliography, and
gave no references of any kind
through which his readers could
find the truth,” the noted author
and educator charged.
Dr. O’ Neill cited Blanshard’s
documentation in “American Free
dom and Catholic Power” as “com
pletely unreliable.” “He constant
ly misuses the Imprima’ure. using
it in place after place to indicate
that any statement which he has
found in a book or pamphlet which
bears an Imprimatur is official Ca
tholic doctrine which all Catholics
are upposed to believe and fol
low.” he said.
“If he were a careful scholar,
he would have discovered that this
led him into the position that Ca
tholics are supposed to believe and
follow diametrically opposite state
ments in case after case.”
The “separation of church and
state” issue brought up* so fre
quently by Blanshard was also
completely discredited by Dr.
O’Neill, who showed that separa
tion has been completely endorsed
by the American hierarchy from
the days of the first hishop. John
Carroll. Dr. O’Neill cited the 1948
statement of the Catholic Bishops
of America which said:
“We feel with deen conviction
that for the sake of both good
citizenship and religion there
should be a reaffirmation of our
original American tradition of free
cooperation between j^overnment
and religious bodies—cooperation
New Catholic TV
Programs Begin
On WBNS Sunday
A new series of six Catholic tele
vision programs, moderated by the
Rev. James Kulp, Diocesan Direc
tor of the Society for the Propaga
tion of the Faith, will begin Sun
day, Oct. 19. over WBNS-TV,
(channel 10). Columbus. The pro
prams will be carried from 3-3:30
p. m.
The first program will celebrate
the 500th anniversary of the print
ing of the Bible from the first
printing press by Johann Guten
berg. the famed Catholic inventor.
Gutenberg’s troubles will be de
scribed and a facsimile of a title
page he printed will be shown.
Script of the show is by the
Rev. Urban Nagle, O P.. College of
St. Mary of the Springs and the
Rev. George Wolz, STD. of St.
Charles college. Cast will include
Albert Hoermle. Michael Fix. Mich
ael Sanderell. James Sweeney. Ca
therine Irwin. Barbara Olds and
Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Yoor
involving no special privilege to
any group and no restriction in
the religious liberty of any citi
zen. We solemnly disclaim any in
tent or desire to alter this prudent
and fair American policy of gov
“I submit that it would be im
possible to phrase a more frank,
clear, specific endo sement of the
American constitution?’ situation
than is contained in these senten
ces from the official statement of
the Catholic hierarchy of Amer
ica,” Dr O’Neill concluded.
Successful Day
Dr. O’Neill’s address keynoted
successful day for the Diocesan
women. During the morning and
afteru-aon hours nine different
workshops were held in the Desh
ler-Wallick convention headquar
ters They dealt with:
Religious activities, social action,
family life. Catholic charities, in
ternational relations, officers of or
ganizations. public relations. Ca
tholic parent-teacher associations
and aduli education.
The Catholic charities workshop
was highlighted by a talk on
“Youth—Its Charitable Responsi
bility,” by the Rev. Hugh Murphy,
of St. Charles college.
Personal Obligation
Declaring that the “age
of spec­
ialization” has destroyed individ
ual responsibility to charity,
ther Murphy declared that
“must use every means possible
to make the young people realize
their personal obligation to char
"Young people.” he said, “feel
that iheir obligations are fulfilled
by their parents. Once we make
them realize them, they will do
their share.”
“Youth’s Response” was deliver
ed by Mary Jane Taylor, a student
at the College of St. Mary of the
Springs, who cited the social
works carried on by Catholic youth
These included, she said, ap
pearances on radio and TV pro
grams, teaching, hospital, orphan
age and settlement house work,
collections and so on.
Joyce Lawler, social worker for
Catholic Welfare Bureau, praised
the charity of foster parents. She
“Operating on the premise that,
when the real thing isn’t available,
the substitute is next best, foster
parents have stretched their beds,
and their toys, and thei soup, and
doubtless the darkness of weary
nights, and long lines of washing
is lighted by the thought that, but
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Bombay Permits
Religious Teaching
In School System
BOMBAY, India (NC)—The Bom
bay state government has amended
its educational code to permit re
ligious instruction in state-aided
private schools.
But in so doing the state sets
down these conditions:
(1) Pupils in the religious class
must have the consent of their
parents or guardians.
(2) The time alloted for religious
instruction must not be deducted
from the periods prescribed for
secular subjects.
(3) None of the state funds must
be used for the religious instruct
ion classes.

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