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Catholics In China Pinioned
To Cross By Communists The Cross of Calvary is on a hill no one escapes seeing it no one avoids its im part. Half the World is on it, the other half of the world is under it. Those who are on the Cross are either pinioned there by the en emies of Christ, or else they at tach themselves to it by sacri fice and self-denial. Our Catholics in China are nailed to it by the Reds those who deny themselves a luxury, •end in their first raise in sal ary, or make a thanksgiving of fer to spread the faith in the Mis sions. send in their old gold or old diamonds, are the self-cruci fied who nail themselves to the Cross. May this one incident inspire you to love our crucified Sav iour unto a greater sacrifice for the Holy Father’s Missions. One priest we know of in China goes on sick calls disguised as a farm- CUSTOM BUILT Venetian Blinds 4 u y direct from the man ufacturer and SAVE. The new ROLL-A E A Vene tian blind. All bmetal from ^top to bottom. 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Must the fertilizer be spread upon the fields before they can bring forth the seed? Is death the con dition of life? Must the clouds die in showers to bud the green ery?” The Communists would never recognize that he who carried death on his back carries life on his breast, as the Reds at the Crucifixion did not believe that He who carried the Cross was the Son of God. The Christ who was born in a stable through this Chinese priest is back again in the environment of animals where men drove Him because there was no room in the inn. The manure is Communism— the fertilizer that is thrown upon the world in its winter of dis content to prepare for the spring time of a newer life the Eu charist on his breast is the Christ that is the life toward which even the Reds aspire without ev en knowing it. The Holy Oils is the preparation for that death that is the prelude to life. That is what others are do ing! GOD LOVE YOU to Mrs. C. “I promised the first dividend from stock I bought two years ago. Enclosed is $5 65 for the Missions.” GOD LOVE YOU to E.M who sacrificed getting a permanent wave to send $5 to the Holy Father’s Missions Deny yourself and make your self happy. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mail it to the Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen. National Director of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 109 East 38th street. New York 16. New York, nr your Diocesan Director, the Rev. James Kulp. 246 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio. YOU CAN HAVE The Experience—-Dependability—Integrity of General Maintenance & Engineering Co. M1 McKInlpy Av®nu®, Columbus I, Ohl® To B®commnnd How to Improve Appearanc® and Reduce Maintenance Expense •dhook Churches Parish Houses Ete. 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The little tot he is holding is only one of thousands of beneficiaries in Europe and Asia, of the annual Bishops' Thanksgiving Clothing Collection, to ba held th* week of November 23-30, in all Catholic parishes of th® United States. (NC Photos) Yugoslav Press Renews Attacks On The Church (RNS) Attacks Silvio Oddi, charge the Papal Nunciature by the Yugoslav press were renewed with TRIESTE upon Msgr. d'affaires of in Belgrade, and radio charges that the Vatican repre sentative is "meddling in the coun try’s internal affairs.” Newspapers reproduced a note to Bishop Anton Vovk, Apostolic Administrator of Ljubljana, alleg edly in Msgr. Oddi’s handwriting, as proof that the latter is "provok ing incidents to obtain material for the Vatican's slanderous propa ganda campaign against Yugoslav- The note, the newspapers assert ed, accompanied an order from Msgr. Oddi instructing Bishop Vovk to close down the Roman Catholic theological faculty at the state university in Ljubljana be cause of tlons.” "present material condi Aim at Vatican note, the papers said, it In the was suggested that the bishop act a* best he could on the instruc tions, which he should “consider solely as general directive.” The Yugoslav press and radio charged that Msgr. Oddi “wanted Bishop Vovk to close down faculty, pretending that he was ing it on his own authority, in der to give new ammunition to Vatican s charges of religious per sedition in Yugoslavia." (Yugoslav Catholic officials re ported last February that they had received an order from the gov ernment banning their theological faculties from state universities af ter June 30, the end of the aca domic year then in progress.) Meanwhile, the Belgrade Radio reported that "The Initiative Com mitte of Catholic Clergy in Ser bia” has decided to set up com mittees in all districts of Serbia to organize associations of priests. Ihese groups, the station said "will discuss questions of social in surance and of cooperation with s irfl THE CATHOLIC TIMES, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1852 the government with representa tives of the administration.” The Committee also has decided, Belgrade Radio said, to send the rules of similar associations work ing in Slovenia, Bosnia and Her zegovina to all Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic priests in Serbia with a view to helping them draw up statutes and rules for their own organizations. ------------------o---------- 35 Priests Seek Answer To Negro Welfare Problem DE3ROIT—(NC) A two day conference here on problems in the Negro welfare field was attend ed by 35 priests who work in Col ored communities. The Midwest Clergy Conference on Negro Welfare, organized in 1930, meets twice a year. Father Henry Offer, S.S.J., of St. George’* parish. Cardoni, was host to the conference. Father Alexis Preumer, O.F.M., of Chicago, stressed the importance ol active men's organizations, lie pointed out that "the corporal works of mercy have a great ap peal to all men’’ and that priests should train these men to visit the sick and’ work with the youth of the parish. the do or- the Father Vincent Thilman, CSC., of South Bend, Ind., said that "priests and people should take an active part in promoting” fair employment practices legislation as “part of our Christian duty.” Father Patrick Curran of Chi cago, spoke on "The ‘Changing’ Parish And What To Do About It He said a pastoi should have a def inite program of welcoming Ne groes in a changing parish by ac cepting them in parish organiza tions and encouraging their chil dren to attend the parochial school. Bremen St. Mary's Remodels Extensive remodelling of th* church and parish house of St. Mary'*, Br*m*n, was recently completed, under the direction of the Rev. Angelo Gellorini, pastor. The picture show* th* n®w Interior. Among improvement* made wer* the installation of new flooring, th* refinishing of seat* and kneeling benches, and th* installation of a new heating plant. MONEY TO LEND TO WORTHY HOME SEEKERS Hara yon deal with an old finanrial tn- dilution with aver ST year* of homo fin ancing asprrianee. ot oooiot you with a low-coat loan al -arrant raise. Bawd St AD. 5810 AD. 4142 R. Wild. Praa. **. Teangman Secy Noted Writers Contribute To Vocation Book Bishop Sheen, Fr». Keller, Louis Lord Tell Why They Chose Priesthood ANTIGONISH, N. S. A list of contributors that reads like a roll call of outstanding North American Catholic priest-authors features a new book to be released by New man Press in early December. All proceeds from sale of the book will be used for vocational work, it was announced. Intended as a practical and in spirational guide for young men considering the priesthood, the book is titled "Why I Became a Priest” and is the work of Father George L. Kane, religious educa tion and vocations director for the Antigonish diocese. Twenty Cardinals, Bishops and priests have contributed their per sonal vocation story. The list in cludes such notables as Bishop Ful ton J. Sheen, Father Patrick Pey ton, C.S.C., Father Daniel Lord, S.J., and Father James Keller, M.M. The introduction has been writ ten by His Eminence James Cardi nal McGuigan, Archbishop of To ronto. Father Kane, editor of the sym posium, said he was impressed by the fact that youth is looking more and more to personal example for guidance. Accordingly, he invited a group of distinguished Churchmen to write their own stories and 20 responded. Other contributors were His Em inence Norman Cardinal Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia Archbishop Robert E. Lucey of San Antonio, Tex. Father Francis J. Connell, C.SS.R., Catholic Univer sity of America theologian Father IxHiis, O.C.S.O. (Thomas Merton), author John B. Sheerin. C.S.P., editor, The Catholic World: and Urban Nagle, O.P., founder, Black friars Guild. Godfrey Poage. C.P., vocation consultant Edgar Schmiedeler, O.S.B., director, Family Life Bu reau, National Catholic Welfare Conference Max Jordan, Europe an correspondent. N.C.W.C. News Sei ’, ice Jude Senieur, O.F.M. Cap., vocational director for Capuchins John A. O'Brien, author, editor John J. Lamond. O.S.A., vocational director for Augustinian* John M. O'Neil. Providence. R.I. Hugh F. X. Sharkey. S.F M., poet and mission ary, and Father X. author of "Ev erybody Calls Me Father”. Augustinian® Invited To Work In Sydney SYDNEY (NC) The Augus tinian Fathers have accepted the invitation of Hi* E/ninence Norman Cardinal Gilroy to begin work in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The Augustinians came first to Australia in 1830. They are at pres ent represented in the Dioceses of Brisbane, aims and Sandhurst. The first Ordinary of Melbourne, Archbishop Goold, was an Augus tinian. SAVINGS AND LOAN 48 W. GAY ST. 1 r, Armed Forces Seen This point is brought out in the annual report on the ac tivities of the,Military Ordinariate of the United States, which embraces all Catholics in the Armed Forces. The report is sign ed by His Eminence Francis Cardi nal Spellman. Military Vicar Bish op William R. Arnold, Military Delegate, and Bishop James H. Griffiths, Chancellor of the Mili tary Ordinariate. “Inasmuch as it is generally con ceded that Catholics constitute about 31% of the Armed Forces,” the report said, "this would mean that each year the Catholic Church in this country has the obligation of providing for the spiritual wel fare of 1,147,000 military person nel. Note well that this does not signify the total priestly and pas toral obligation of the Catholic chaplain for in this country and all over the world Catholic chap lains must provide spiritually for the wives and families of thou sands of officers and enlisted men. This sends the figure up to more than 3,000,000 persons. Spiritual Guide* “If for the moment we leave aside the dependents and speculate on the number of 1,147,000 men and women of military personnel, it would mean that nearly 11.500, 000 Catholics of the United States would be affected in the next decade. Eleven million persons will be exposed to the dangers of military life and could well change the face of Catholicism in the United States, if they are spiritu ally neglected or at least not ade quately provided with spiritual guides.” The report showed that there were 999 Catholic chaplains in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Mer chant Marine in 1952, as compared with 3.080 Catholic chaplains who were in the armed services in 1945. at the close of World War II. And yet. the 999 Catholic chaplains re ported 20.172 baptisms in 1952, as compared with the 19,795 baptisms which nearly three times as many chaplains were able to report in 1945. and as compared with 14,090 baptisms which 2,517 Catholic chaplains were able to report in 1943. "From early morn until late at night,” the report continued, "there is work, work, work” for the Catholic chaplain—“but work for Christ which gladdens the soul HOLY ROSARY PARISH MIESSE Proscription Pharmacy W» eenaiatantly itock th. lataat drags IC8 K. 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QUINN A^AMS 4716 Vital As Factor In Catholicism’’s Future Report Cite® Work Of Chaplain®, Need Of More, In Face Of Growing Population Of Catholic® In Service WASHINGTON (NC) The extent to which spiritual care is provided to Catholics in the Armed Forces could well determine “the face of Catholicism in the United States” in the next decade. of the true priest although it may still demolish the body.” Including the 999 Catholic chaplains with the Armed Forces, there are a total of 1.777 Catholic chaplains giving spiritual care to military personnel and their fami lies. These include 197 chaplains in Veterans Administration hos pitals and 506 civilian auxiliary chaplains. -------------------o------------------- Consecrate African Bishop In His Baptismal Church ST. LOUIS, Senegal, French West Africa (NC) Bishop Prosper Dodds was consecrated here in the church in which he was baptized 37 years ago. rntt father French Bishop A white African whose once achieved fame as a general in Indo China, Dodds was consecrated Titular of Bennefa and takes over as the first Vicar Apostolic of Ziguinchor, which was recently elevated from the status of a prefecture. Delivery and Mailing iKtt Beautiful Gift Wrapping For A Beautiful SELECTION OF GIFTS and COURTEOUS SERVICE Hrlan Brehm, Ownat GIFT SHOP 1271 Grandview Av*. Ki. 6973 Customer Parking In Rear OHIO BEDDING (0. Officers Installed By Denning K of Group In Marion MARION—Installation ceremon ies were followed by a dinner when officers of Monsignor Joseph M. Denning Council, Fourth De gree, Knights of Columbus, took over their duties recently. T. L. Keogh of Toledo, master of the Northwest District, presided for the installation ceremonies held in the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Very Rev. William J. Spick erman. V.F., pastor of St. Mary Church, will again serve as faith ful friar, and serving with him will be D. J. Sansotta. faithful naviga tor Joe O’Connor, faithful captain pdward T. Huber, faithful admiral Floyd H. Comely, faithful comp troller Gregory Wilhelm, faithful pilot Louis Columbus, inner sen tinel, and Robert A. Murphy, outer sentinel. Assisting in the initiation wer® Andrew Radlinski, marshal An thony Volz, color bearer, and Jo® Kest and Clarence Cotter, guards. All are members of the Toledo Council. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CLUB Now catering to Banquets FOR OUR LADY'S DAY thou whose name all but adoring love may claim! A* Our Lady occurs, devout Catholic* think of making a ------—1 What will yours be? Your Hail Marj, each feast of gift to our Queen and Mother. __ ___ ___ T$10_gift __ ___ will add a stone to the new Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima, which we are now building in Ethiopia. Or it will provide a needed food package for an orphan child just in time for Christmas. And your deposit in MARY’S BANK will help dear cloistered Sisters. What will be your gift to Our Lady on her feast, December 8th? YOUR TEARS OF PITY GIVE YOUR SOUL A RAINBOW! DO NOT FORGET OUR NEEDIEST AT CHRISTMAS! LOVE SCARS OF JESUS To heal the scar* of outcast lepers we beg Christmas gifts for them tn the sw-eet name of Jesu«, Who bore scars of love for us. At Christ mas we hop* to send to the Assisian Sisters of Mary Immaculate at Shertallay, India, $300 for th* leper*. How much you can help by adding even a mit* to our DAMIEN LEPER FUND. Parties Luncheon Clubs Ballroom Now Available For Dances For Information Phone MA. 4451 Mattresses Made Into Innersprings Mattresses Made to Order A Rebuilt Feather Renovating & Upholstering. CALL CA. 2463 TRENOR MOTOR SALES Dodge Plymouth Used Cars Trucks 3241 N. High Street Columbus, LA. 1115 A GRATEFUL HEART Joseph is a young seminarian at St. Paul’* Seminary, Harissa, Lebanon, and he asks you to adopt him, thus making hi* priesthood pos sible. He will need $600 for his six years* training. You can give this in any amount* over that time. Sister Mary Theodora is a novice with the Sisters of the Rosary in Beth lehem. Sb* needs $300. Your Christina* thought? IF YOU WRITE AT ONCE. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR GIFT CARD SENT TO A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE. SAYING YOU ARE HAVING MASS OFFERED AT CHRISTMAS OR HAVE MADE A GIFT TO A NEAR EAST MISSION. HIS MANGER EMPTY Archbishop Severios writes about a shed he fi nally reached by river boat. In a little place called PAZHOOR he offered Mass for fifty humble con verts. Now he begs a chapel for them. It will cost $2,000. a large amount of money, but we make bold to ask for this new manger for the Little Lord Jesus, Who will not be wanting in blessing anyone who can help us build it. DO YOU WISH TO SEE OUR 16 MM. FILM “THE HOLT LAND”? BREAD FOR CHILDREN Our little fund—-ORPHANS BREAD—will be taxed beyond its slender resources by the appeals we have received from our foundlings. To our three foundling hospitals at Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Beirut under us, as we must give $200 each. The little ones the care of Father Ayrout in Egypt look to do orphans in 12 other countres. STRINGLESS GIFTS HAVE STRINGS OF LOVE! IN THEIR DEBT Night and day do the Sister* in our many clois tered Carmels pray for us, their friends. Why? Because our gifts make possible their holy lives in the Carmel* of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Naza reth. They make the presence of Jesu* very real there at Christmas. Won you help us to help them during this blessed time of giving? Jesus will love you. Hear £ast (Diss ionsj^i franata Cardinal SpaNmon, Fraaidanf Msgr. YXomas J. McMahon. Hoti Sec'ty Vary Rev Andrew Rogash Rev. Rater F. Taekv lev. Wm. 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