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Government Vote Next Tuesday VOL. n, No. 5 Miss Sullivan 1000 To Attend Retreat Movement Conference Ten Sessions Scheduled Some 1000 delegates and guests are expected next week end for the Ohio Regional Conference of National Laywomen’s Retreat Movement which opens Saturday, Nov. 8. at the Desh ler-Wallick hotel, Columbus. The two-day meeting will open with registration Satur day at 9 a. m., followed by three general sessions at 10:30 a. m., 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. The day will be climaxed by a din ner, open to both men and women, at 7 p. m. Highlight of the Sunday agenda J-»---------------------------------------•— will be a Solemn Mass Coram Pan tifice at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Ca thedral with Bishop Ready deliver ing the sermon. His topic will be “Retreats and the Apostolate in the Diocese.’’ Sunday Luncheon Bishop Ready will also preside at the luncheon to follow at the Deshler where the delegates will hear the Right Rev Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, Rector of St. Charles col lege, guest speaker. Msgr. Glenn will discuss ‘Retreats and the So cial Apostolate.” A total of ten sessions will take place during the two days with out standing clerical and lay speakers, both national and local, explaining the purposes and advantages of the retreat movement (the name given to the rapidly growing interest in retreats among both men and wo men). Concurrent Panels After tne luncheon at the Desh ler Sunday, the delegates will at tend three concurrent panels at the hotel at 2:30 p. m. The scene will shift back to the Cathedral at 4:30 p.m. where a Holy Hour will close the Conference. Sermon at that time will be de livered by the Rev. Leo C. Byrne of St. Louis, national moderator of the Movement, who will present a summation in his address on “Re treats and the Lay Apostolate.” Members of the Religious Activ ities Committee of the Columbus Diocesan Coun cil of Catholic Women will join national of ficers and dele gates from many Ohio re treat centers for the convention. National offi cers here for the occ a s i o n will include Catherine Bau er, president, and Mary Jane Sulli van, executive secretary, both of St. Louis, and Mrs Mary Wilhere, Philadelphia, past national presi dent. Extend Greetings will extend the Miss Bauer greetings of the national group at the opening session Sat u r day, will serve as chairman of the dinner Sat urday evening and will speak at one of Sun day’s panels. Mrs. Wilhere will chairman Saturday’s sec ond session, wd will take part in Miss Bauer e Miss Sullivan one of Sunday’s panels. Both Miss Baueu.and Miss Sul livan are retreatants at the Cen- a 1 e Retreat House for Wo men in St. Lou is. Miss Bauer is past presi dent and Miss Sullivan present head of the Cen acle Retreat Lea gue which represents some 1800 women who make a closed retreat Mrs. Wilhere at least once every two years at the Cenacle. Namn Added New names are now being added to complete the list ol panelists for the two-day Conference. Among those already slated as partici pants are the Rev. Francis F. Brown. Director of Retreats at Steubenville, O. and Norma A. Pacer, of the Monastery of the Pre cious Blood, Bellevue, O. Both will Bishop Ready will offer a Thursday, Nov. 6, Pontifical Re quiem Mass in Saint Joseph Ca thedral at 9:00 A.M. for the deceased Bishops and Priests of the Diocese of Columbus. The Absolution for the Dead will be given immediately following the Mass. Since this solemn function is celebrated within the Octave of the Feast in Commemoration of the Departed Faithful, the Cler gy and their people are request ed to attend and to participate in the sacred ceremonies of the Church petitioning God's mercy on the shepherds of souls who have devotedly served the chil dren of God on earth and now are departed for their eternal rest in the peace of Christ. A MINK newspaper division 3HI0 STATE MUSEUM RUMBUS 10 OHIO discuss “Retreats and the Aposto late in the Parish.” Other participants at the Confer ence will include the-Rev. Thomas A. Sabrey, of St. Charles college, Columbus, and Diocesan Consult- ant for Religious Activities: the Very Rev. Msgr. Francis P. Johns, of the Diocesan Retreat House, Cleveland Mrs. J. M. Thompson, Steubenville, and Mrs. C. Stedman, Sandusky. Organized in '36 The NLRM itself was organized in 1936 in Chicago at a meeting of delegates from 13 permanent re treat houses. Today, it is composed of 57 permanent and seasonal re treat houses throughout the United States and Canada, plus several hundred individual members. Its purpose is to spread the practice of, apd opportunities for, closed retreats for lay women. The Columbus Diocesan Retreat House for men and women, the Shrine of the Little Flower in Reynoldsburg, became affiliated with the NRLM in 1945. Opened some 25 years ago. the two-story building provides private accommo dations for about 35 retreatants. The Shrine is directed by the Rev. Ed ward F. Healey and promotes ap proximately 20 retreats for women yearly. o------------- Annual Rites Slated Sunday At Cemeteries. Bishops Ready, Hettinger To Preside At Services For Faithful Departed The souls of the faithful depart ed will be remembered Sunday (Nov. 2) in the annual Cemetery Sunday ceremonies at St. Joseph’s and Mt. Calvary cemeteries, Colum bus, presided over by Bishop Ready and Bishop Edward G. Hettinger, Auxiliary of the Diocese. The services will begin at 3 p. m. at both cemeteries with Bishop Ready presiding at Mt. Calvary and Bishop Hettinger at St. Joseph’s. The St. Charles Seminary choir and the Pontifical College Josephinum choir will sing at Calvary and St. Joseph’s respectively. In the official announcement of the Cemetery Sunday observances from the Chancery, “similar devo tions in the Parish Cemeteries throughout the Diocese” were rec ommended. Pastors were also asked to “urge their people to participate in these pious exercises for the eter nal repose of their departed breth ren in the peace of Christ.” Master of ceremonies at the Cal vary services will be the Right Rev. Monsignor Roland Winel, Chancellor: the Rev. George Ken nedy. pastor of St. Agatha church, will be deacon and the Rev. J. Ar nold Favret, pastor of Our Lady of Victory church, will be subdeacon. Other officers at Mt. Calvary will be the Rev. Leo Benedetti, as sistant at Our Lady of Victory, cross bearer the Rev. Wayne Mey er, assistant at Sacred Heart church, and the Rev. Robert Klee, assistant at Holy Rosary church, acolytes. The Rev. Edward Hudacek. as sistant at St. Mary Magdalene church, thurifer the Rev. Robert O’Brien, assistant pastor of St. Agatha church, holy water, the Rev. Hugh Murphy, St. Charles col lege, mitre bearer the Rev. Wil liam Patterson, assistant pastor of St. Mary church, book bearer the Rev. Jerome Kendzierski, assistant pastor of St. John the Evangelist church, candle bearer. Master of Ceremonies at the St. Joseph services wiU be the Rev. George Schorr, vice-chancellor the Rev. Albert Kessler, pastor of Cor pus Christi church, will serve as deacon and the Rev. Paul Hammer, pastor of St. Paul church, Wester ville, as subdeacon. Other officers will be the Rev. James Kulp, Diocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, cross bearer the Rev. George Marzluf. assistant pastor of St. Christopher church, and the Rev, Kenneth Wise, assistant pastor of St. Augustine church, acolytes. The Rev. Richard Dodd, assistant pastor at Holy Cross church, thur ifer the Rev. John Simon, assist ant pastor of Holy Family church, holy water the Rev. James Gei ger, assistant pastor at the Cathed ral, mitre bearer the Rev. Arthur Dimond, assistant pastor of St. Francis church, book bearer the Rev. Robert Noon, assistant pastor at St. Peter church, candle bearer. Saturday, Nov. 1, it the feast of All Saints and a holy day of obligation on which Catholics must assist at Mass, the same as on Sundays. Friday, the vigil, is a day of both fast and absti nence. Being Friday, it is a day of total abstinence. Monday, Nov. 3, is All Souls Day. The commemoration of the souls of all the dead is trans ferred this year from its regular date of Nov. 2, since that day is Ji Sunday. The Church grants the extraordinary toties quoties indulgence in favor of the dead on All Souls Day. This means that a plenary indulgence may be gained for the Souls in Pur gatory for every visit to a church or chapel from noon, Nov. 2, to midnight, Nov. 3. Those wishing to gain these indulgences, which may be ap plied only to the dead, must re ceive the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist. On each vis it they must recite the Our Fa ther, the Hail Mary, and the Glory be to the Father six times for the infenti6n of the Pope. 7000 Attend NCRL Meet At Saginaw Father Schaefer Appointed As Member Of Board Of Directors At Convention SAGINAW, Mich.—(NC) More than 7,000 persons participated in the first “traveling convention” of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference here, which took “Christ to the country” from this Saginaw Valley hub to communi ties 15, 75 and 200 miles away. Ten Bishops, 350 priests, 350 nuns, and lay delegates from 19 States and the District of Columbia attended. Fr. Schaefer Elected The Rev. Julian J. Schaefer, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Lancaster, and Diocesan Direc-’ tor of Rural Life, was elected a member of the board of di rectors of the National Cath olic Rural Life Conference at the convention in Saginaw, Mich. Msgr. Luigi G. Ligutti, NCRLC executive secreary, described aims of the movement as including "a normal percentage of Catholic farmers” on the land. Currently, only 8 per cent of Catholics are reported living on the land, com pared to 15 per cent of non-Catho lies. “We advocate decongestion of metropolitan living and working,” he said, but especially “deconges tion of family living.” A distinguished service plaque was presented to Bishop William T. Mulloy of Covington, Episcopal Advisor to the NCRLC. Msgr. Edward E. Swanstrom, ex ecutive director of War Relief Services National Catholic Wel fare Conference, back from a 25, 000-mile world tour, said that on this side of the Iron Curtain there are now 32 million refugees. Students Attend High school students from throughout the Saginaw area par ticipated in special workshops. Easily one of the most popular delegates was Msgr. G. J. (“Alfalfa George”) Hildner of Villa Ridge, Mo., first treasurer of the NCRLC when it was founded 30 years ago (Continued on Page 2) The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 31, 1952 U.S. Catholic Population Up 47% Since ’36 Han Increased More Than Twice Am Fast A* Gen‘1 Population In 16 Years PHILADELPHIA—(NC)—A sur vey by an advertising firm here in dicates that the Catholic population of the United States has grown more than twice as fast as the general population since 1936 Between 1936 and 1952. accord ing to figures compiled by the R. W. McCamey Company, the num ber of Catholics in the country in creased 47.6 per cent, from 19, 914.927 to 29,240.343. During the same 16-year period Census Bur eau figures show, the overall pop ulation increase was 22.0 per cent. In 1936 Catholics made up 15.6 per cent of the total population Bq 1952, the survey showed, they accounted for 19 5 per cent of the population and 32.8 per cent of all persons with religious affiliations. By far the largest proportional Catholic increases were in Western states which have a relatively low percentage of Catholics. Largest was in Pacific states where the Catholic population went up 122.9 per cent. Smallest percentage gains were made in New England, the area which has the highest proportion of Catholics. The following table shows the survey’s finding for each region: Percentage increase Catholic per cent of Catholic of total peculation Area Population 1936-1952 New England 42.0 24.6 Middle Atlantic 29 5 36 1 South Atlantic 4.5 57.1 East No. Central 22.5 484 East So. Central 3.6 40.9 West No. Central 16.0 28.7 West So. Central 16.2 77.2 Mountain 183 57.6 Pacific .......... 18.3 122.9 Total ............ 19.5 47.6 -o Osservatore Scores Article In Magazine VATICAN CITY (Radio. NC) “Fantastic” statements in a Rome magazine concerning the financial resources of the Holy See were de nounced by Osservatore Romano, Vatican newspaper. The statements appeared in an article in Oggi. illustrated weekly, which dealt with the administra tion of Vatican finances through an organization called “Religious Works.” The article claimed that the Vatican’s gold reserve amount ed to eleven and one-half billion dollars, or about triple that of the Bank of England. The magazine is not considered to have any pronounced political leanings, but Paese Sera, a com munist daily, quickly exploited the article for anti-Vatican propaganda purposes, Osservatore Romano referred to the Oggi article as one of “extreme levity and superficiality.” It de nounced the statements regarding the Vatican’s finances as “fatuous” and added that “the suppositions taken up and developed by Paese Sera are completely fantastic.” “It would not be worth while to take notice of such ridiculous and calumnious malice,” Osservatore said, “if it were not aimed at dis crediting the Holy See and its mul tiple charitable enterprises in the eyes of public opinion.” Music Festival Plans Begin w Representatives of Diocesan high schools gathered this past week to begin plans for the annual diocesan music festival to be held at the Hartman Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at 3 p. m. Plans this year include the appearance of a 250 voice chorus under the direction of Mr. John Youkman, choir director and or ganist at the Cathedral of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Members of the committee, pictured above are, left to right, standing: Patrick Walsh, Holy Family William Specht, St. Charles. Bottom row: Nancy Lacher, Our Lady of Victory James Barr, Aquinas, and Barbara Igel, St. Mary of the Springs. A Diocesan-wide drive to enroll Catholic men into the ranks of the Holy Name society has been set for November, it was announced this week by the Executive Board of the Columbus Diocesan Holy Name Union after a meeting last week at St. Christopher’s hall. According’ to William H. Mc Grath, 2633 Coventry road, general chairman, the enrollment will take place in each parish on the partic ular Sunday of the month observed as Holy Communion Day. The goal is to have "every Catholic man a Holy Name man.” To further the plan, the vice presidents of the Holy Name so cieties of each parish have been requested to appoint a committee of ten persons to contact all non members of the society and urge them to enroll. Questionnires have been forward ed to the spiritual directors of all parish units requesting data on the present membership and the number of non-members. Enroll ment cards also will be distributed throughout each parish. Vice-chairmen working with Mr. McGrath in carrying out the dioce. san wide membership enrollment are Charles E. Leach. 783 Berkeley road. John A. McAndrews. 1936 Fairmont avenue, and Henry A. Reinhard. 2540 Abington road, all past presidents of the Diocesan Holy Name Union. An assisting committee is com posed of Louis F. Von Ville, 774 East Brighton road, Arthur F. Wolfrom. 2712 Coventry road. Ed- Bishop Sheen Will Return To WTVN Tuesday. Nov. 18 Bishop Fulton J. Sheen’s “Life is Worth Living” television series, will return to WTVN on Nov. 18. The program will be seen and heard over the Dumont net work on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 8:30 p. m. EST. Bishop Sheen is Auxiliary of Neu York and national director of the Society for the Proportion of the Faith in the United States. Admiral Corp, announced that it has signed for a series of 26 tele* casts from November to May. It stated its expenditure for the ser ies would be one million dollars. This, it said, will cover the tele vision costs and a donation to Mis sion Humanity, Inc., a philanthrop ic agency set up by Bishop Sheen some time ago to aid the needy in mission lands Mission Humanity aided some 53 million aged. sick, orphans and leners during the past year. The philanthropic agency provides sup port for 3,135 dispensaries, 1,115 hospitals. 284 homes for the aged and 219 leprosaria in various mis sion lands. Bishop Sheen personally ill not receive any remuneration from the telecasts. Religion Will Be Stressed In Ohio Sesquicentennial Two Archbishops and four Bishops were among those present at the two-day meeting of the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference in Cincinnati last week. Pictured above, left to right, they are Bishop George J. Rehring of Toledo Coadjutor Bishop Emmet M. Walsh of Youngstown Archbishop Edward F. Hoban, Bishop of Cleveland Archbishop Karl J. Alter of Cincinnati Bishop Michael J. Ready of Columbus Bishop John K. Mussio of Steubenville. Diocesan Holy Name Union Sets Month-Long Membership Drive Make “Every Catholic Man A Holy Name Man" Is Goal Of Campaign Scheduled For November ward Seidel, 167 West Cooke ave nue, John L. Rodenfels, 3U0 Broadmoor avenue. Edward P. Wolf, 536 Townsend avenue, and John B. Hgnnessey, 3493 Eisen hower road. The Rev. Albert E. Culliton. 1337 'Thornwood place, pastor of St. Christopher Church, is dioce san director, and Joseph E. Trit schler, 1040 Elmwood avenue, dio cesan president. Other officers in clude William H. McGrath, vice president, Edward P. Wolf, secre tary, and Gustavus C. Grodrian. treasurer. Stat* Circulation Bishop Ready wrote the article at the request of the publishers, the Columbus Building and Con struction Trades Council. The Journal has state-wide circulation. In the essay, the Bishop noted that the great Church has stood as a Columbus landmark for nearly 85 years. It represents a noble achievement of the local building trades of the last century. “The chancery offices and the rectories completed a year ago, are thoroughly modern in plan and construction.” the Bishop wrote. “Yet the entire set of buildings constitites not only a physical unit -but an artistic whole. The old and the new are blended in a single piece of construction which shows the qualities of something time less. “Timelessness or eternity.” he continued, “is the historic sugges tion of every Cathedral. It is not alone that the edifice is usually made of enduring stone, or that the great Cathedrals of Christen dom have stood for centurie out lasting most of the civic and in dustrial monuments of mankind. It is rather that their meaning is the love and service of the Eternal God, and their purpose the inspir ing of men to achieve the everlast ing hanpiness of heaven. Cathedral's Significance “Rightly to understand the sig nificance of a Cathedral and to appreciate its place in a commun ity. one must envision the days when, in Belloc’s phrase, “Chris tianity was Europe and Europe was Christianity.” It was then that the magnificent diocesan Church es were built Chartres, Seville, Salisbury, Milan, Notre Dame and the rest.—which still command the admiration and awe of modern men. even of those who miss their full meaning and regard them on- Appeals For Help For Filipinos Hard Hit By Typhoon MANILA (NC)—An appeal for food, clothing and other relief needs was made by Bishop Flavi ano Ariola of Albay in the wake of a tropical typhoon that tore through the Central Philippines causing a heavy loss of life and property damage Bishop Ariola, who made his appeal in Manila, reported that the work of the churches in his diocese and that of Sorsogon were ripped off and that most of the people’s homes were destroyed and crops wiped out. A preliminary Red Cross esti mate placed the number of dead at 370, with 2,000 persons missing and hundreds injured. The Central Philippines were hit last December. Bishop Pens Cathedral Article For* Building Trades Journal A feature article on St. Jos eph’s Cathedral by Bishop Ready appears in the 1952 issue of the Columbus Building Trades Journal, which also has devoted its cover to an architectural drawing in color of the Cathedral and the Diocesan buildings. ly as triumphant expressions of art and architecture. “These Cathedrals,” the Bishop added, “are far more than tech nical and artistic masterpieces. They are more than evidences of consummate skill in building and of a sense of beauty which seems largely lost in our day. They ex press—and they were designed to express the true purpose of man’s existence on earth, which is to know, to love, and to serve God. and by His aid. to attain the un ending joy of heaven. “■Everyone knows of course that a Cathedral is the central Church of the diocese. It is the Church which contains the cathedral—the (Continued on Page 3) Convert U. S. Ambassador to El Salva dor, Angior Biddla Duka (above) who has been received into the Catholic Church by Archbishop Luis Chavez y Gonzalez there. A former Methodist, the 37-year old heir to part of the Duke to bacco fortune has served the U. S. foreign service In posts in Spain and Buenos Aires. (NC Photos) Remember The Poor Souls In Your Prayers Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year Birthday Plans Drawn Up By OCWC Bishops The Bishops of the six dioceses in Ohio, meeting in Cincinnati with the Most Reverend Karl J. Alter, Archbishop of Cincinnati, and in conjunction with the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference, adopted a pro gram for the religious celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Ohio. Calling attention to the Third Article of the Northwest Ordi nance which insists that religion, morality, and education must in their enumerated order be the bas is for effective government, the Bishops of Ohio agreed to inaugu rate their celebration with a Sol emn Pontifical Mass in their re spective Cathedrals on the actual date of admission of the State to the Union, March 1. Each diocese will appoint a local committee consisting of the Super intendent of Schools, the editor of the diocesan newspaper, the president of various diocesan lay organizations, and representatives from the religious communities to formulate its own diocesan cele bration. A state wide committee made up of chairmen of diocesan committees will be organized for the Ohio celebration Attention will be called to the Catholic history of each diocese by join exhibits of Catholic historical records, vestments. chalices, photo graphs of early churches and in stitutions. especially cathedral churches and paintings, and by mu sic festivals and dramatic per formances. The Bishop and members of the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference expressed commendation of the Ohio Division of Film Censorship, directed by Dr. Clyde D. Hissong. for declaring that the film “Ways of Love”, is not suitable for pub lic exhibition. The Bishops declared: “Dr. His song’s courageous stand in this matter is an indication that the department is guided by an objec tive code of morality. This is evi dent in Dr. Hissong’s statement in regard to the film that “There is grave danger that in an unrestrict ed audience the immature adoles cents may accept as reasonable the behavior and the distorted values of an unfortunate girl." The State W’elfare Department was also commended for promot ing a public consciousness of the problem of caring for mental de fectives and the aged. The Ohio Catholic Welfare Con ference encourages the authorities of the State in their program to increase welfare facilities and for the continued improvement of services for the spiritual care of wards of our state welfare institu tions. The Ohio Catholic Welfare Con ference is an organization to co ordinate the work of the six Catho (Continued on Page 2) Clothing Drive Set In Diocese For Nov. 23-30 In answer to an appeal by the War Relief Services of the Na tional Catholic Welfare Confer ence, Bishop Ready announced this week that’a clothing campaign for the needy of Europe and Asia will be held in the Columbus Diocese Thanksgiving week—Nov. 23 to 30. Bishop Ready’s announcement came after Archbishop Francis B. Keough of Baltimore, chairman of the War Relief Services Board, NCWC. had written that “the tragic situation of tens of thousands of persons who escaped from the east zone of Germany and reached Ber lin within the past month in tensified the situation of ref’’gees in that city.” “In Korea." Archbishon Keough continued, “the situation is un changed. as Your Excellency knows, and millions of helnless victims of war will look to Cath olics of America for help. Out of China come appeals that are heart rending. “In view of these urgent appeals and a situation which unhappily has not improved in Europe and the Far East, it has been suggest ed that our Bishops might be pre pared to authorize another emer gency clothing campaign in their respective dioceses for the week of Thanksgiving, November 23 to 30th.” In making the announcement, Bishop Ready also said that the Rev. William E Kappes, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities, ha been designated to direct the work .in this diocese.