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A Blessed
And Peaceful
New Year!
Vol. II, No. 13
The Main Altar of Corpus Chris
ti church. Columbus, was solemn
ly consecrated in honor of the
Blessed Virgin Mary last week by
The Most Rev. Edward G. Het
tinger. Auxiliary Bishop of Colum
bus. Relics of St. Vigllans and St.
Eulogius were inserted in the altar.
Masters of ceremony at the Dec.
15 service were the Rev. George
Schorr. Vice-Chancellor of the Di
ocese. and the Rev. Francis X.
Schweitzer, assistant pastor at Cor
pus Christi. The Rev.' James W.
Kulp. Diocesan Director of the So
ciety for the Propagation of the
Faith, and the Rev. John Staun
ton. secretary of the Ohio Catholic
Welfare Conference, were Deacons
of Honor.
The consecration of an altar is a
Consecrate Altar At Corpus Christi
ceremony which dates back to the
6th century. Ceremonies include
the exposition of the relics the eve
ning before the day of the conse
cration, keeping of a vigil, the
blessing of the Gregorian water,
the sprinkling of the Altar and
the translation of the relics to the
After the relics had been carried
to the church, the consecrator,
Bishop Hettinger, anointed the
sepulchre of the Altar, thus sanc
tifying the cavity in which the re
mains were to be enclosed, and
then reverently inserted the case
containing the relics.
Priests present for the ceremon
ies included the Rev. Albert V.
Kessler, pastor of Corpus Christi
the Right Rev. Msgr. Edmund
Irish Columban Bishop
Expelled By China Reds
HONG KONG (Radio, NC)—|
Bishop Patrick Cleary of Nan
cheng, Irish-born Columban, has
becri formally expelled by the Chi
nese communists after a public
He arrived here about the same
time as three Spanish Jesuit priests
who were forced out of Anking.
They are Fathers Emilio Delgado
of Palencia, Arturo P. Soba of Val
ladolid and Yeronides Crespo of
Four other missionaries arrived
from Tientsin They are Fathers
Otto Hurni and Alfred Giger of
Germany. Andre Bruno of France
and Sister Raimandina Johanna
Almann, also of Germany.
Bishop Cleary’s expulsion ended
ten months of house arrest. He had
been held with two Irish Columban
priests, Fathers Seumas and Luke
O’Reilly. They were placed under
arrest in February after they re
fused to recognize the regime’s
schismatic “independent Catholic
church” group. The two priests are
still held by the Reds.
At the same time two Chinese
priests, Fathers James Yang and
John Chang, were tossed into jail
by the Reds. They still remain
prison, Bishop Cleary revealed.
The age-old
this week when
outdoor Nativity
Cathedral lawn
the Hong Kong border by five
armed guards
he excommunicated all Catholics
who signed a manifesto for the
“independent” church movement
which was circulated in the diocese
by three apostates.
Bishop Cleary and the four
priests w'ere taken to a “denuncia
tion” meeting where they were ac
cused of “sabotaging” the “church
reform” committee. After the meet
ing Bishop Cleary and the two Irish
priests were marched through, a
row of youngsters whipped up to a
frenzy by the communists. The
youngsters threw mud and sand
and spit on the clergymen as they
Now 66, Bishop Cleary has serv
ed as a missionary in China since
1931. He was named a Bishop on
December 13. 1938. His expulsion
came just*one day after he observ
ed the 14th anniversary of his ele
vation to the Hierarchy.
A native of Kildysart, Ireland,
the Bishop was ordained a priest
in 1911 and taught
until he entered the
Columban in 1918.
The Bishop's “trial” was held
December 14. He was escorted
at Maynooth
Burkely, pastor of St. Mary church
the Right Rev. Msgr. Herman Mat
tingly, pastor of Holy Rosary
church the Rev. Earl Holzapfel,
pastor of St. Augustine church.
The Rev. Harry Estadt. pastor of
St. Thomas the Apostle church
the Rev. Joseph S. Lawler, C.M.,
and the Rev. Paul J. Huisking,
CM., of Groveport and the Rev.
John Byrne, C.PP.S., pastor of St.
James the Less church.
Seminarians from St. Charles
college, under the direction of the
Rev. F. Thomas Gallen, ang at the
In the photo, left to right, are
Father Staunton, Bishop Hettinger,
Father Kulp, and two St. Charles
seminarians Bernard Burkhart
and Leo Finnen.
Bishop Ready Sets
At St. Vincent’s
of St.
The three Jesuit
Anking revealed that they
subjected to two mass slappings by
their former pupils before being
ousted by the Reds.
Bless Cathedral Nativity Scene
custom of blessing the crib took place on St. Joseph's Cathedral lawn, Columbus, early
the Very Rev. Msgr. Harry S. Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph's Cathedral, blessed
scene while the CYO Carolers sang Christmas hymns. The
for several weeks.
One of the highlights of the year
for the youngsters of St. Vincent’s
Orphanage, Columbus, will take
place next Monday when Bishop
Ready makes his annual Christmas
visit to the institution.
The day will open at 9 a m.
when the Bishop celebrates Mass
in the Orphanage chapel. After
wards, the 93 children will join in
singing carols and the Bishop will
oeliver a short talk,
of the children will
a gift by the Bishop.
The passing of 1952 and the be
ginning ol a new year will be mark
ed in St. Joseph Cathedral with a
special Holv ilcur beg.nning at 11
p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Sermons during the service will
be delivered by the Rev George
Fulcher, and the Rev. James Gei
ger. assistants at the Cathedral.
Special prayers of thanksgiv
ing will be offered God's abund
ant mercies and blessings through,
out the past year ar.d His contin
ued graces during the coming
scene will remain on
Columbut 16, Ohio, Friday, December 26, 1952
Father Nagle
On Catholic
Theater Group
The Rev. Urban Nagle G.P.
chaplain of St. Mary of the Springs
College, Columbus, is on a com
mittee of national Catholic theater
figures planning the program for
the ninth biennial convention of
the Catholic Theater Conference to
be held in Denver, Colorado, next
June 9 to 13, it was announced
this w?ek.
A “breakfast with the experts”
and use of workshops will be two
major innovations featured by the
convention according to the Rev.
Donald McMahon, Denver play
wright and program chairman.
Dr. Earl C. Bach, head of the
Drama Department. Loretto Heights
site of the convention, is
chairman for the
nationally known
expected to play
who are
ent roles in the conference include
screen-writer Emmet Lavery Wai
ter Kerr of New York. Leo Brady
of Washington and Dr Campton
Bell of Denver University.
Workshops are planned in play
writing, directing, production col
lege theater, high school theater,
children’s theater, scripts, direct
ing and producing. Plans also call
for dramatic productions by a com
munity theater group, by a high
school group, and by a college
Holy Day Of Obligation
N«xt Thursday January 1st, is
tha feast of Our Lord's Circum
cision. It is a Holy Day of Obli
gation. All are bound to attend
Mass on this day the same as on
Sundays. Be sure to check your
directories for the times of
Masses on New Years.
Clothing Shipments
Sent Off To Korea
NEW YORK (NC) —Within 12
days after the end of the Bishops'
Thanksgiving clothing campaign
almost 15,000 bales of clothing
were on their
way to war-ravaged
The USS "Nicoline Maersk” left
Brooklyn’s pier 22 with the fir§t
shipment of relief supplies includ
ing 12.200 bales of clothing and
shoes weighing 1.220,000 pounds.
Finally, each
be presented
boys ana 31
There are now 62
girls, 72 of them between the ages
of two and six years, cared foi
st. Vincent’s.
Set Holy Hour
Neiv Year's Eve
To the Reverend Clergy, Religious,
and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus.
My beloved Brethren:
The year's outstanding religious
spectacle took place in Barcelona,
Spain, where the 35th Internation
al Eucharistic Congress drew a mil
lion pilgrims.
As 1951 bowed out, millions of
Catholics throughout the United
States at the behest of the nation's
Hierarchy, joined in prayer for
their persecuted brethren in com
munist lands.
The Thanksgiving week emer
gency collection of War Relief
Services National Catholic Wel
fare Conference, netted 7.000,000
pounds of clothing, shoes, bedding
and other materials, it was report
ed. In China, communists, as part
of a propaganda campaign, charg
ed six nuns with “murdering”
13,000 youngsters in orphanages
they conducted. After a while the
Reds released the Sisters.
New Yorks Francis Cardinal
Spellman came home after 32-day
global tour which took him to
Korean battlefronts and the Vati
At Gen. Mark W. Clark's request.
President Truman withdrew his
This Sunday, December 28th, has been designated by the Bishops
of the United States as a day of prayer for the persecuted peoples
of the world. It is a day of reparation for the indignities per
petrated ageinst the Body of Christ in His Church. In proclaiming
this nationwide day of reparation, the Bishops of this country
pledge to the prelates and priests and to all Catholics now held
imprisoned in the "Church of Silence" the continuing aid of devout
and fervent prayers. In fraternal charity, the Catholics in this free
land of America wish to give their suffering brothers the encour
agement of every help which lies within their power that God in
His loving providence may shorten these days of trial and restore
peace and tranquility to the church and to the world.
We are all members of Christ's Body, the Church. We are united
together in the Communion of Saints. We readily recall that Saint
Paul said of those baptized into the Faith: "We being many are one
body in Christ For as the body is one and has many members,
and all the members of the body, many as they are, form one
body, so also is it with Christ." It was to us also as well as to the
early Christian martyrs and to their brother mertyrs in the Orient
and behind the Iron Curtain today that the great Martyr-Apostle,
Saint Paul gavv this spiritual counsel explaining the law of Chris
tian love:
with it
the law
"If one member suffers anything, all the members suffer
Bear ye one another's burdens so you also shall fulfill
of Christ."
The law of love of God and its consequences cannot be
ignored. The measure of our reparation for offenses against God
should not be underestimated. The prayers of American Catholics,
♦hair acts of sacrifice and mortification, the offering of Holy
Masses and sharing in the divine life of our Lord through Holy
Communion on this special day of prayer will surely move us
closer to the days of peace and freedom. I caAnot urge you too
strongly, beloved brethren, to receive the Sacraments over this
weekend, to spend periods of vigil and adoration before the Blessed
Sacrament in your parish churches, to pray with fervor and con
stancy beseeching God to spare our times from
justice which the world deserves and grant us
forgiveness and restored love.
It is with marked significance that we note
this day of prayer and reparation at the time
the feasts of the Holy Innocents and Saint Thomas of Canterbury.
The characteristics of the haters of God are the same whether we
find them at Bethlehem in Christ's own infant days or today with
in the obscure villages of Jugoslavia and Poland, Hungary and
Roumania and scattered among the rice paddies of Red China.
They are destruction and murder. Whenever the State has not
been able to absorb the Church and use it for his own unjust and
scheming purposes, it has culminated and purged her leaders.
Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac and Bishop
Francis Ford show forth the valor and vigor of religion in our day
as Saint Thomas did in England 700 years ago. We seek the inter
cession of these and thousands of other present glorious martyrs
and confessors of the Faith to intercede with us before the infin
ite majesty of God on this memorable day of prayer.
Through the Queen of Peace, our Immaculate Mother, we be
seech Christ, our Lord, to regerd mercifully our prayers and to
inspire us to work zealously for the defense of His Kingdom on eerth.
December 22, 1952
the wrath of His
atholic Times
Stands Strong In Face Of
World-Wide Persecution
Persecution of the Church continued throughout 1952 in
communist-ruled lands. The bloody conflict in Korea was un
abated despite months of “peace” talks. The year brought
news of the death of Bishop Francis Ford of Kaving China
and the presumed death of Bishop Patrick J. Byrne, both
U.S. born prelates who were Red
After three deaths during the
year reduced the Sacred College of
Cardinals membership to 46. His
Holiness Pope Pius XII named 24
pelates to be Cardinals and sched
uled a January 12 Consistory to
bring the College to the full 70
strength. The Pope marked his
76th birthday and the 13th anni
vesaries of his election and cor
onation during the year. In Bul
garia, a communist court sentenced
Bishop Eugene Bossilkoff and
three priests to death after a mock
mercy of His
observance of
Devotedly in Christ,
Bishop of Columbus
Church Marks Progress In
Crowded Year Of Activities
nomination as U.S. Ambassador to
Vatican. Graham Greene’s “End of
the Affair” and Jacques Maritam s
“Man and the State” took 1952
Gallery of Living Catholic Authors
Awards. U.S. observance of Chair
of Unity Octave was acclaimed
greatest ever.
Pope Pius named. Most Rev.
Thomas K. Gorman, 21 years Bish
op of Reno, as Coadjutor of Dallas
with right of succession. Sponsor
ed by the Confraternity of Chr-s
tian Doctrine, Bible Week was ob
served in U.S., February 10-16.
President Truman hailed its
“noble mission” as Catholic Press
month was observed. A 105.000
person turnout in New Orleans fea
tured a five-States Family Rosary
Crusade conducted by Fr. Patrick
Peyton, C.S.C.
Pope Pius sent a sympathy mes
sage to England's Queen Elizabeth
II on the death of her father. King
George VI.
Pope Pius XII marked his 76th
birthday and the 13th anniversaries
of his election and coronation as
Pope. The U.S. Supreme Court up
held legality of two New Jersey
laws, one requiring Bible reading
daily in public schools, the other
permitting recitation of the Lord’s
Prayer. The 1952 Bishops Fund
for Victims of War was conducted
toward a $5,000,000 goal.
The 20th annual National Catho
lic Conference on Family Life was
held in Columbus, O. U.S. Atomic
Energy Commissioner Thomas E
Murray was named for the 1952
Laetare Medal by Notre Dame U.
Educator James M. O’Neill’s book,
“Catholicism and American Free
dom,” was published, answering
Paul Blanshard s anti -Catholic
charges. Alvin (Bo) McMillin, 57,
colorful football player and coach,
died at Bloomington, Ind.
By a 6-3 vote, U.S. Supreme
Court upheld validity of New York
State's model released-time pro
gram for religious instruction.
Francis Nally, Toledo newspaper
man. was chosen National Council
of Catholic Men president at its
32nd annual meeting in Toledo.
Philadelphia's James McGran
ery. named U.S. Attorney General
to succeed J. Howard McGrath,
signed, became 12th Catholic
serve in President's Cabinet.
Missouri Circuit Court decision
St. Joseph barred nuns from serv
ing as public school teachers in
the state.
Mrs. Maceo A. Thomas. 49, New
York mother of nine, was chosen
1952 Catholic Mother, first Negro
accorded the honor. Msgr. William
D. O'Donnell, Cleveland, was elect
ed North American College Alum
ni Association president in Los
Angeles. Passionists Mark 100th
Anniversary of First U.S. Founda
tion Mrs. K. Cary Clem. Los
Angeles named for Mundelein Col
(Continued on Page 2)
1 The Rev. Edward F.
professor of Latin and
at St. Charles Seminary.
Columbus, was named director of
Lay Retreats for the Columbus Di
Feb. 10—Open house was held at
St Ann’s hospital, upon completion
of a $500,000 improvement pro
gram which added a gynecology
department to the 45-year-old hos
Feb. 8—The Columbus Diocese
welcomed 334 displaced persons
many forced from their homes in
Communist controlled countries,
during the resettlement program,
the Rev. Lawrence
sistant director of
nounced today.
Corcoran, as
charities, an
in Ready named
Feb. 15—Bishop
the Right Rev. Msgr. Francis J.
Schwendeman as pastor of Holy
Cross Church, and the Right Rev.
Msgr. Roland T. Winel. chancellor,
of the diocese.
Feb. 15—A new seminary will be
established in the Columbus Di
ocese by the Missionaries of Sts.
Peter and Paul. It will be the so
ciety's first missionary training
seminary outside of Italv.
22—Marion St. Mary's bas
team, in their first year
Central Catholic League,
over seven opponents to
in the
Children Eat Turkey. Meet
Seventy children from St. Vincent's orphanage, Columbus, were guests of the Holy Name Society
of Christ the King perish last week-end at a big turkey dinner in the school cafeteria. Following the
dinner, the children wore visited by Saint Nicholas who distributed gifts. The children then Mng
Christmas carols to thank the good Saint for his remembrances.
A Blessed
And Peaceful
New Year
There were many other
ant events, including the National
Catholic Fanvly Life Conference
convention, which attracted more
than 2000 religious and lay leaders
to Columbus for a discussion of
the “Home—A church in
The calendar of principal
Jan. 3—One of the oldest
in the United States, the Rev. Fred
erick A Reuter, died in St. An
thony's Hospital, Columbus. He was
Jan. 13—Nearly 1500 men turn
ed out for the Central Deanery
Holy Name Rally at St. Joseph Ca
thedral. Principal speaker was the
Rev. James V. Cleary. O.M.I. of
West Jefferson who called aban
donment of the moral code the
“fundamental cause of war.”
Jan. 22—The Right Rev. Msgr.
H. E. Mattingly, pastor of Holy
Rosary Church, turned the first
spadeful of earth on the site of
the projected convent for the Sis
ters of St. Francis who teach in
the Holy Rosarv grade and high
Price Tan Cants $3.00 A Year
Synod, Building Programs
Headline Year For Diocese
The fifth synod in the history of the Columbus Diocese
was the outstanding event in the 23-county area during 1952—
a year crowded with events which contributed to the progress
and growth of the Church.
Approximately 190 priests, including 20 priests from re-
ligious societies, met Oct. 8 in St.
Joseph’s Cathedral, to hear the
Most Rev. Michael Ready prom
ulgate numerous regulations con
cerning education marriage. Mass
es and vocations.
The statutes stipulated that Cath
olic parents and guardians are
bound to provide a Catholic educa
tion for their children or wards
that couples must visit the pastor
of the prospective bride six weeks
before marriage that composite
offerings for mementos in
are forbidden and that
will encourage vocations
worthy boys and girls.
sweep the Central Catholic
Feb 29—The Knights of
bus presented a check for
from the State Council’s
fund towards construction and
equipment of Newman Hall, a cen
ter for Catholic students at Ohio
State University.
March 14—Bishop Ready blessed
the new St. Thomas More chapel,
in Newman
first chapel
ocese to be
tronage of the great English saint
and scholar.
Hall, OSU. It is the
or church in the di
placed under the pa-
March 24—The National Catholic
Family Life Conference, 20th an
nual convention of which brings
together leading laymen and clergy
for a discussion of the “Home—A
Church in Miniature”, opened to
day. Speakers include the Most
Rev. Karl J. Alter of Cincinnati,
Archbishop Patrick A. O’Boyle of
Washington. Bishop John J. Wright
of Worcester, Mass., and Rep. Eu
gene J. McCarthy of Minnesota. An
estimated 2000 took part.
March 28—Mixed emotions were
aroused this week when workmen
began tearing down the 70-year-old
central section of Mt. Carmel Hos
pital. Demolition of the building
will make way for the last step in
the hospital’s $4,000,000 expansion
March 28—At the National Cath
olic Family Life Conference four
families in the diocese were given
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Anti-Red News
To Be Beamed
To Red Areas
Lev E. Dobriansky. associate pro
fessor of economics at Georgetown
University, has gone to Germany
to assist in the completion of
plans for a new anti-Communist
radio station in Munich, the uni
versity announced.
The station, to be financed by
private American contributions,
will be designed to broadcast into
the Iron Curtain area and will be
operated completely by emigrants
from the Soviet Union.
Dr. Dobriansky, who is president
of the Ukrainian Congress Com
mittee in America, will serve as a
coordinator between the commit
tee and various Ukrainian organi
zations in western Europe.
A university spokesman said he
understood the new station will
have no connection with Radio
Free Europe, which has been
beaming programs from Munich in
to Eastern Europe for some time.
“The new radio station will play
an important part in the struggle
which Ukrainian and other anti
Communist refugees from the Sov
iet Union are waging in an effort
to liberate their homelands.” the
university announcement said.
St. Nicholas

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