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Are You Reciting
The Daily Rosary
During October?
Vol. II, No. 4
Pain. Prayer. Perseverance
A familiar scene to the faithful Dominican Sisters
of the Sick Poor is depicted here as ohe of the visiting
Sisters who have devoted their lives to the care of the
sick poor attends a bed-ridden patient. The Sisters nurse
and visit the sick poor in their homes regardless of race,
color or creed. Last year the Sisters made 4,262 visits
and devoted 10,569 hours of service to the sick here in
Columbus alone. A benefit tea is being sponsored by the
Friends of the Sisters of the Sick Poor Thursday, Oct. 30
from 2 to 4 p. m. at the St. Rose of Lima convent, 168
E. Lincoln street. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Retreat League Laying
Final Conference Plans
An address by the Most Rev John
J. Wright, D.D.. Bishop of Worces
ter. Mass., will he one of the fea
tures of the Fourth Regional Con
ference of the National lay wom
en’s Retreat Movement which will
be welcomed to Columb s by Bish
op Michael J. Ready.
The Conference has been set for
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and
Bishop Wright
9 at the Deshler-Wallick hotel.
Bishop Wright, the Episcopal ad
viser to the national group, will
speak on the subject. “Retreats
and the Churc^,” at the dinner at
7 p. m. Saturday.
Bishop Ready will preside at the
opening session and welcome the
group to Columbus Saturday at
10:30 a. m. This meeting will be
Msgr. Winel
called to order by M*ary Boland, re
gional chairman, honorary chair
man w ill be the Rev. Leo C. Byrne,
St. Louis, national moderator.
Speakers ai the first meeting
will be the Very Rev. Msgr. Harry
S. Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph Ca
thedral. Columbus, who will dis
cuss “What is a Retreat?” and the
Very Rev. James J. Mcl^irney, O.
P., prior of St. Josephs Priory.
Somerset. Father McLarney will
use the theme of the conference
“You are the Light of the World"
—as his topic.
Saturday’s second session, set
for 2 p. m., will be highlighted by
discussion on “Rights and the In
dividual.” Speakers will be the
Right Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel,
Chancellor of the Columbus Dio
cese and moderator of the Dioce
san Council of Catholic Women
Virginia DuBrul, affiliated with
the Convent of Mary Reparatrix,
Cincinnati Mrs. Walter Vogel
song, chairman of religious activi
ties of the Toledo diocese and
Cornelius Tracy, president of the
Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League
of Columbus.
Guests representing retreat,
houses from Cincinnati. Steuben-
Father McLarney
ville, Cleveland. Fremont and Day
ton and national officers from Chi
cago, St. Louis, Schnectady, New*
York, Philadelphia and Worcester
will join the Columbus group for
the two-day meeting.
The sessions will center on the
place of the closed retreat in the
Msgr. Connelly
life of laywomen, in the life of the
parish, of the Diocese and of the
Reservations are now being ac
cepted for the Saturday evening
dinner and a Sunday luncheon by
the reservation chairman. Mary Me
Manus, 2338 Adams avenue, LA.
99 Percent
Of Americans
Believe In God
Catholic Magazine Survey
Shows That ‘Roots Of
Nation's Tree Sound*
ST. PAUL, Minn. —(NO— An
overwhelming percentage of Amer
icans believe in God. according to
results of a survey sponsored by
The Catholic Digest here.
The nation-wide study found
that 99 per cent of all adult Amer
icans say they believe in God, and
only 1 per cent say they do not.
These results. The Catholic Dig
est said, show “that the roots of
our national tree are sound,” es
pecially since similar studies in
other countries notably Canada
and Czechoslovakia indicate the
extent of disbelief to be as high as
2 per cent.
Americans who said they believe
in God were asked how strong
their belief is Eighty-seven per
cent said they were absolutely cer
tain and 10 per cent were fairly
sure. Two per cent were not quite
National Survey
Ben Gaffin and Associates of
Chicago, an independent commer
cial opinion-research firm, made
the survey. Questions were put
to a representative cross-section
of the country’s adult population
by professional interviewers. The
quest ionaire itself was reviewed by
Dr. George Gallup of the Gallup
Belief in God was slightly higher
among Catholics than among Pro
testants as a whole or than among
those who said they were Jewish.
And 92 per cent of the Catholic
belivers in God said they were
absolutely ceitain of this belief,
compared to 87 per cent for Pro
testants as a whole, 70 per cent for
Jewish, and 55 per cent for other
or no denominations.
Women stood at close to 100 per
cent in belief, while men mustered
only 98 per cent- An increase of
belief was found among those over
55 Fewer college graduates were
absolutely certain about their
belief in God than those at lower
education levels.
Income was found to have little
to do with the results. The upper
income and the lower-income
groups varied only slightly from
the middle group.
Among various occupations, a
shade less than 100 per cent of the
farmers believe, and 97 per cent
of the professional group.
Location in city or country show
ed little effect. It was steady in
most sections, with the New Eng
land States and the Middle Atlan
tic paralleling the Pacific, and
losing two points off 100 per cent
compared to the East South Cen
tral. In the Mountain area of the
West there was a drop to 97 per
cent, which The Catholic Digest
said might indicate a scarcity of
churches and religious influence.
From another source it was
learned that the U. S. Catholic pop
ulation increased 47% since 1936.
The Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 24, 1952
Neuman Clubs
Of 5 States
To Meet Here
O.S.U. Group Will Be Hoal
To Delegates From 60
Colleges, Universities
Bishop Michael J. Ready will cel
ebrate Mass at St Joseph Cathe
dral. Sunday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. for
delegates of 60 clubs of the Ohio
Valley Conference of Newman
Clubs, assembled here for a week
end convention.
The Newman Club of Ohio State
University will be host to the stu
dents and their chaplains from col
leges and uniyersities in five states.
The convention opens Oct. 24.
States represented are Ohio, West
Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and
Theme of tha convention will be
“Unity, Sanctity, 'Action’’. The Rev.
James McEwan, chaplain of the
Ohio State University Newman
Club, pointed out that this theme
“U.S.A.” is that used by the Na
tional Council of Catholic Youth
for Catholic Youth Week, Oct. 19
to 26.
Panels and workshops, he said,
will “integrate dynamically the
theme, “U.S.A.”
Bob Thomas, chairman of the
convention, announced that the
Rev. Vincent Mooney, director of
the Columbus Youth Bureau, will
be the principal speaker at the Sa.
urday dinner.
School Projects
Slated For Added
Scarce Material
construction projects deferred from
the fourth quarter of this year,
and most requested 1953 first-quar
ter projects will be able to get un
derway with January-March allo
cations of controlled materials.
This was announced here by the
U.S. Office of Education which
represents educational institutions
in obtaining allocations of steel,
copper and aluminum from the De
fense Produetion Administration.
First-quarter allocations of cai
bon steel and of structural shapes
for schools are 124% below those
of the fourth quarter of this year.
Allocations of copper and alumin
um are unchanged.
Cemetery Sunday Nov. 2
Cemetery Sunday will be ob
served this year in the Diocese
of Columbus on November 2nd.
The ceremonies commemorating
the Souls of the Faithful De
parted will be celebrated both
in St. Joseph and Mount Cal
vary cemeteries beginning at
three o'clock. His Excellency,
the Most Reverend Michael J.
Reedy, will preside at the func
tion in Mount Calvary Ceme
tery the Most Reverend Ed
ward G. Hettinger at Saint Jos
eph Cemetery.
Bishops Hit
Back At Reds
In Hungary
Suspend Two Priests Who
Knuckled-Under: Order
Aid For Expelled Clergy
COLOGNE. Germany— (NC)
One Hungarian Bishop has sus
pended a Red-appointed admini
strator” of his diocese.
Another Bishop has suspended
two pro-communist priests and
ordered a collection in his diocese
for the monks and nuns expelled
from their houses.
These developments are report
ed by a religious news agency
which attributes the information
to the Magyar Courier, a Budapest
Catholic news service.
Bishop Coloman Papp of Gyoer
is said to have suspended from his
priestly functions the Rev. Josef
Zala. who had been appointed “ad
minister of Papp” by the commun
ist regime.
Bishop Andrew a v i of
Csanad, also Apostolic Admini
strator of the Estergom archdio
cese. is said to have suspended two
priests under his jurisdiction who
had been given high Church posts
by the regime.
The news agency further reports
that Bishop Hamvas has ousted a
regime-appointed priest from the
post of director of the Budapest
central seminary and appointed in
his place a Monsignor Calla. The
central seminary, or interdiocesan
theological academy as it is also
called, is one of only five Catholic
seminaries in Hungary still per
mitted to function by the Reds. At
least six seminaries have been shut
down by the regime within the
past two years.
Sees U.N. As Best Hope
For The Establishment
Of Peace In The World
for a peaceful world through the
United Nations “can be fulfilled by
patient cooperation, hard work and
trust in Divine Providence,” Dr.
Raymond F. McCoy, president of
the Catholic Association for Inter
national Peace, said in a statement
issued here.
The statement was one of three
issued by the National Citizens
Committee for United Nations Day,
which is being observed today, Fri
day, Oct. 24. The committee invited
Dr. McCoy to make a statement as
a Catholic leader.
Catholic Loader
Dr. McCoy is the director of the
graduate division of Xavier Uni
versity, Cincinnati, and is a mem
ber of the executive council of the
U.S. National Commission for
UNESCO. The text of his state
ment follows:
Oct. 24 is United Nations Day.
The United Nations stands today
seven years after its foundation—
as the organization most closely ap
proximating a union of the peo
ples of the whole world to estab
lish justice and maintain peace.
By its successes, and despite its
failures, it has shown above all that
with continuing effort on the part
of all men a more perfect world
community in which the moral law
and its international applications
will be honored and upheld by all
nations is indeed possible.
No organization can be effective
without the support of the govern
ments and peoples who comprise
it. Therefore it is imperative that
all Americans take a constructive
interest in the tremendous tasks
of the United Nations, helping in
sofar as they are able to under
stand and make its work known
and to strengthen its dedication to
God-Given Right*
Basic to the achievements of the
United Nations is the Declaration
of Human Rights, and the Cove
nant which is now being worked
out to protect better these God
given rights of all men. Unless the
sacred rights and duties of the in
dividual and the family are recog
nized, the rights and duties of the
nations and the world community
can have no meaning.
As to shortcomings in the UN
Charter that have become obvious
in these first years of its operation,
it is to be hoped that adequate re
visions will be made at least by
1955. when the question of amend
ment comes up before the tenth
annual UN General Assembly. The
present attempt to establish col
lective security through the joint
defense of South Korea against ag
gression is a courageous undertak
ing, but lasting peace will be
achieved only when all nations rec
ognize that they themselves are
subject to the moral law as em
bodied in just international agree
The United Nations through its
specialized agencies has accom
plished much good work in the
fight against the enemies of man,
be they ignorance, hatred, hunger,
disease, fear or destitution. It is
in this field of social and economic
justice that the common good of
all men can be effectively and ob
viously served. Here it is that an
international organ ization can
properly gauge the needs and re
sources of all peoples and help di
rect and encourage men's efforts
to help themselves and each other
in justice and charity.
A hopeful world can be a peace
fur world. Our hopes in the United
Nations can be fulfilled by patient
cooperation, hard work and trust in
Divine Providence. Peace is the ar
dent desire of all men, be they
slave or free, and peace is the gift
of God to men of good wilt.
Austin Asks UN
“To Begin Work
In Name Of Cod’*
—The UN General Assembly, at its
opening session, was called upon
by Warren R. Austin of the United
States to begin all its work in the
name of God. “As we take our
places in the General Assembly
and at the Council meetings,” said
Mr. Austin, "let us begin all our
work in the name of God, for the
solution of all our problems is a
spiritual one.’’ He called for the
"collective practice of truth,, jus
tice, and friendship among na
tions” to radiate into “every re
gion among all peoples.”
Mr. Austin’s quiet but earnest
appeal was in its way an analysis
of the fundamental divisions
which lie at the root of the major
issues in the crowded 71-item
agenda adopted by tha Assembly.
Says Protestants
And Persecuted
Catholics Are Kin
sympathy of Protestants for the
Bulgarian Catholic Bishop and
priests sentenced to death or prison
by a Red court was expressed here
by the chaplain of the U.S. Senate.
Addressing a congregation at
Foundry Methodist Church here,
Dr. Frederick Broun Harris said:
“We proclaim our kinship with
the Church leaders persecuted for
righteousness sake, some condemn
ed to die by a godless, ruthless
power more sinister and sadistic
than the principalities of dark
ness that tortured and murdered
St. Paul.”
The Protestant minister com
pared those “tried” by the Red
Bulgarian court to the early
martyrs who refused to put Caesar
above Christ. He stated:
“Of course, these priests are
guilty of the charges. That is their
glory. How could they fail to be
guilty of endeavoring to thwart the
twisted, slavish system which de
nies and blasphemes Him whose
heralds they are? They were order
ed to put Caesar above Christ and,
like the early martyrs, they re
“To say that they are guilty is
simply to say that they will not
betray their faith. This Protestant
pulpit applauds and honors them.
"We proclaim that as fellow
Christians. We are with them and
for them in our sympathy and
prayers, and, I may add, in our
determination. God helping us. to
bring to naught the Soviet plot to
enslave the world.”
..... ~o ..........
Claims Chile
Is Resentful
Toward U.S.
Swing To Left Blamed On
Sparseness Of American
Financial Assistance
action against United States for
eign policy in regard to Tito-ruled
Yugoslavia was one of the factors
responsible for the recent election
of a strongly nationalist left-wing
president in Chile.
This was the opinion expressed
here by Rodimiro Tomic, a mem
ber of the Chilean Senate and a
leader of the National Falangist
Party, described as made up of
Christian Democrats.
In an address to the upper cham
ber, Senator Tomic declared that
the election of 75-year-old Gen.
Carlos Ibanez del Campo, who was
supported by the Agrarian-Labor
ite Party and by independents, was
due partly to Chilean resentment
over the wide discrepancy between
the amount of economic aid the
United States is giving to strength
en Yugoslavia as a potential ally
in case of Soviet aggression, and
the assistance to Latin America as
a part of the North American de
fense alliance.
Senator Tomis asserted that Yu
goslavia. with only 16 million in
habitants, which neither buys from
nor sells to the American nations
nor has signed the North Atlantic
Pact, received a billion dollars
within the past four years. On the
other hand, he stated, Latin Amer
ica. which has 150,000.000 people
and supplies 40 per cent of the
raw materials imported by the
U.S., has received only $384,000,
000. This sum was allotted under
mutual trade and other agree
ments intended to improve the in
dustrial, economic, social, health,
and educational standards in the
Latin American republics.
Commentators here agreed gen
erally that the elections had re
sulted in “a political earthquake”.
Neither General Ibanez nor any of
his three rivals for office is a Cath
olic. Efforts to gain official Cath
olic support for the various candi
dates were silenced by the state
ment of His Eminence Jose Cardi
nal Caro, Archbishop of Santiago,
last July that “the Church has no
candidate# for the President of the
U.S. Catholics Aid India
Needy With $372,000
MADRAS, India (NO—Ameri
can Catholics have given $372,000
worth of clothes, medicine and
food to India in recent months
through War Relief Sen ices—Nat
ional Catholic Welfare Confer
This was reported here by Ed
ward M. Kinney, WRS—N.C.W.C.
procurement director, when he
visited this country recently- Mr.
Kinney accompanied the agency’s
executive director, Msgr. Edward
E. Swanstrom on a world tour of
needy area*.
U.S. State Department
Decries Reds’ Verdict
Herr's The Record To Date
Of Their War Against
The Church And Clergy
Two Archbishops and two Bishops
have died in prison. One Archbish
op and fourteen Bishops are
now in jail. One Archbish
op and 3 Bishops are under house
arrest. Twelve Archbishops and 25
Bishops have been expelled from
This is the record of the Chi
nese communist war against the
Hiararchy as Catholics throughout
the world turn their eyes toward
that mission country in observance
of World Mission Sunday.
But the decimation of the Ca
tholic hierarchy in China tells only
part of the story of Red persecu
tion. Since the communists took
over China, the number of foreign
missionaries has by murder, ex
pulsion and other pressure been
reduced from 5.400 to 871.
The total there now includes 580
Bishops and priests. 58 Brothers
and 233 Sisters.
There are 46 Americans in this
group: five Bishops 34 priests, one
Brother and six nuns.
There are 143 dioceses or other
ecclesiastical divisions in Red Chi
na The greater part of them are
now without a Bishop Many of the
Chinese Catholics are also without
a priest. The pressure is on Ca
tholics either to join the govern
ment sponsored “independent”
schismatic Catholic church or give
up their religion entirely.
As fellow Catholics throughout
the world pray for strength for
their three million brethren in
China, the Chinese Catholics face
the greatest test in the history of
the faith there.
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Spy Charges Against Bishop,
Co-Defendants (Called Absurd
WASHINGTON—(NC)—In a prepared statement released
early this week by the State Department, this nation went on
record as regarding the recent trial of Bishop Eugene Bossil
koff of Nikopol Bulgaria. 28 priests, a nun, a laywoman and a
number of laymen as an attempt to “destroy the last remnants
of the Catholic Church in Bulgaria
Commies Hang
Up Appalling
Score In China
The Bishop and three other
priests were sentenced to death
after the trial by a Red court in
Sofia in which the defendants had
been accused of “groundless and
absurd” charges of spying for the
United States government.
The State Department stated
that “the cynical disregard for
truth characterized the whole
“The Government of Bulgaria.*
the statement said, “which already
stands accused before tribunal
world opinion of most blatant vi
olations of its solemn obligation
to guranatee human rights and
fundamental freedoms, has by thia
new act proved again how justly
its vicious tyranny deserves con
demnation of free men every
Lay Leader* Protest
The stand by our State govern
ment came after Catholic lay lead
ers in various parts of the country
called upon it to bring before the
United Nations the case of the de
fendants and the trumped up
charges -which resulted in their
death sentences.
The remainder of the group were
sentenced to prison terms varying
from three to 20 years.
Last week presidents of the Na
tional Council o Catholic Men and
Catholic Women and Catholic
Youth urged Secretary of State
Dean Acheson to bring the so-call
ed trial” before the bar of world
opinion at the U.N.
In the meantime, the Bulgarian
National Committee, an exile
group in Washington, had written
to President Truman asking his
help in the case.
From Dublin came an appeal
from Archbishop Gerald O’Hara,
papal envoy to Ireland, for aid in
the case
Vatican Radio was active in pre
senting opinions of Catholic* to
the trial.
“The anger,” Vatican Radio em
phasized. "was not directed at the
victims of the so-called trial but
at the Red Court and the methods
used to break the will of these
people so they “confessed enmes
they never committed.”
Tlieolo For Laymen Lecture
Series To Begin Here Tuesday
Bishop Michael J. Ready ha* asked the head* of three institu
tion* to promote the Theology for Laymen course and to supply
the professors who will give lecture* during the series. Shown above
are the Very Rev. James L. McLarney, O.P., S.T.D., prior of St. Jo»
eph's Priory, Somerset, the Right Rev. Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, A.B.,
M.A., Ph.D., S.T.D., rector of St. Charles College, and the Rev. Paul
A. Gieringer, Ph.D., rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum
A fifteen-week course in Theolo
gy for Laymen will open at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the Columbus Gallery
of Fine Arts, 480 E. Broad St., the
Right Rev. Roland T. Winel, Chan
cellor of the Diocese of Columbus,
announced this week. Msgr. Winel
is director of the Catholic Infor
mation Center, which is sponsor
ing the lecture series for the fourth
consecutive year.
Based on St. Thomas Aquinas’
Summa Theologica, the weekly
classes will deal with the life of
Our Lord and the manner in which
He is our model.
Msgr. Winel said the course is
open to the public and emphasized
that those who have not attended
any of the previous Theology for
Laymen classes can now enroll for
the new series. This can be done
by writing the Catholic Informa
tion Center, 205 E. Broad-st, or|
calling MAin 6981. Registrations
will also be taken at the Gallery
of Fine Arts Tuesday evening pri
or to the opening lecture.
Classes will be conducted by the
Right Rev. Paul J. Glenn, Ph.D.,
the Rev. Thomas Sabrey, S.T.D.,
and the Rev. George Wolz, S.T.D.,
of St. Charles Seminary the Very
Rev. James J. McLarney, O.P.,
S.T.D., and the Rev. Joseph Tayior,
O.P., Ph.D., of St. Joseph Priory,
Somerset The Rev. John Kleinz,
Ph D., and the Rev. Leonard Fick,
Ph.D., of the Pontifical College
The course will be given in two
parts—the first extending weekly
through Dec. 9, and the second be
ginning Feb. 3 and ending March
24. Tuesday’s lecture, entitled
“Why Christ Became Man,” will
be given by Fr. Taylor.

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