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Support Your Catholic Press Vol. II, No. 18 Last Rites Held For Fr. Nolan Pontifical Requiem Mass was sung Monday in St. Joseph Cathe dral by the Most Rev. Edward G. Hettinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Co lumbus, for the Right Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Nolan, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Victory church, who died Jan. 22. Msgr. Nolan, who was 66 years old, died at St. Raphael’s Home for the Aged, where he had re sided since his retirement in May. 1950. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Msgr. Nolan was born in Mingo Junction. O., and was educated in Holy Name grade and high schools in Steubenville In his prepara tion for the priesthood, he studied S' iz’ Consignor Nolan at St. Vincent's College. Latrobe, Pa., and the Seminary of Our Lady of Angels. Niagara, N.Y. He was ordained by the late Bishop Hart ley. May 17. 1913 in Holy Name church. Steubenville Msgr. Nolan's first assignment was St. Joseph Cathedral, where he served as curate until 1922. On Sept. 1 of that vear, the Bishop appointed him first pastor of the newly erected Our Lady ot Victory parish. Msgr. Nolan immediately organized a grade school and plac ed it under the care of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. In 1930. he opened the first year of the present Our Lady of Victory high school. Under his zeal and devoted pastoral care. Our Lady of Victory grew into the parish which has since been the founda tion of St. Agatha and St. Christo pher parishes. Msgr. Nolan resigned as pastor of Our Lady of Victory in May of 195(1 because of poor health. He resided at St. Raphael’s from the time of his retirement until his death. He is survived by a brother, Leo Nolan, of Steubenville a sister, Mrs. Frank Coen, of Tucson. Ariz. and another sister. Mrs. Edward Russell, of Steubenville. MARION A check for $1,500 was presented to the Very Rev. William J. Spickerman, V. F., pastor of St. Mary church, at a recent meeting of Marion Council No. 671, Knights of Columbus. The gift will be used to purchase a deep freeze, mixer and other equipment for the parochial A MINK newspaper division OHIO STATE MU3FUM COLUMBUS 10 OHIO Holy See Issues Instructions On New Fasting Regulations The Apostolic Constitution “Christus Dominus,” issued to day by the Sovereign Pontiff Pius XII happily reigning, grants several faculties and dispensations with respect-to the observ ance of the law of the Eucharistic fast. It also confirms, in great measure and substantially, the rule of the Code of Canon La»w (can. 808 and 858. si) for the priests and the faithful able to observe that law of the Eucharisic fast. Nevertheless, the Foster Homes Project Set Bv Committee The finding of foster homes for children will be the special project of the Catholic Chari ties Committees of the parish councils of Catholic Women of the Central Deanery during the month of February, it was announced this week by the Deanery Charities Chairman. Mrs. D. O. Newhart. “This is a very important work, said Mrs. Newhart, “and one in which we can do very much good for children These children cannot be adopted because they will eventually return to their own homes, but they need family care so badly.” she continued. This program is one of the ways in which the DCCW cooperates with Catholic Charities. The par ish chairmen will call this program to the attention of the ladies of the parishes of Franklin County at their meetings during the month of February in order to find homes for children who are either so young that they need individual ized home care rather than institu tional life, or who have lived so long in institutions that they need more normal contacts than living in a large group can give. The foster homes under the su pervision of the Catholic Welfare Bureau had more than 200 chil dren living in tnem during 1952. ‘‘This has been very beneficial for the children during the past years, giving them a family in which to live until their own parents can reestablish their own homes.” Mrs. Newhart said. Mr Newhart point ed out that it is now generally rec ognized that infants develop much more normally emotionally and psychologically when they can have the attention of a father and mother. “While some children need insti tutional care when they are older, or institutions are needed for emergency care.” she said, “child care experts agree that too long a life in an institution or institu tional life at too early an age blights the infants reactions to other people and sometimes causes serious dislocations of personality at a later age. "It is also agreed that older chil dren who live many years in insti tutions lose track of ordinary life and sometimes lack initiative, un derstanding of home conditions and remain unsettled both in their own home life and in their social contacts. “Families who are interested in this program are urged to call the Catholic Welfare Bureau, Main 5891.” commented Mrs. Newhart. o------------------O.F.M., \egro Paper Lands Priest LOUISVILLE. Ky„ (NC)—Father Alfred Horrigan, president of Bellarmine College hero, was named to the 1952 Honor Role of The Louisville Defender. Negro weekly, for his "forthright stand against racial discrimination,” the newspaper announced. K. Of C. Aids School Lunch Program school's lunch program which opened in November of last year. More than 400 children of the grades and high school are ser ved a ncon-day lunch each school day. The presentation was made by Charles Simonis, grand knight of the council. Left to right are: Richard Wortman of Kenton, dis favorable first order of this Consti tution, according to which natural water (that is. without the addition of any element) no longer breaks the Eucharistic fist (Const., Rule 1), is extended to these people al so. But, with regard to the other concessions, these can be used only by priests and by the faithful who find themselves n the conditions described in the Constitution, or by those who say evening Masses or receive Holy Communion at such Masses authorized by the Or dinaries within the limits of the new faculties granted to them. And so, in order that the rules with regard to such concssions may be observed uniformly ev erywhere, in order to avoid any interpretation which would make these faculties appear more ex tensive than they really are, and in order to prevent every abuse in this matter *his Supreme Sa cred Congregation of the Holy Office, at the direction and by the command of the Sovereign Pontiff himself, has issued the following: With Regard To the Sick. Either The Priests Or The (Continued on Page 10) China Ousts Missionaries Totaling 1105 HONGKONG At the end of the year 1952 there were only 723 foreign missionaries in China. The year which just came to a close was one of stiff pressure. The num ber of those obliged to leave the country was 1105 and of that num ber 375 were formally expelled. Practically speaking many more really were expelled but the num ber 375 covers those that were of ficially banished. In 1948 there were 5.380 foreign missionary priests. Sisters and Brothers in the country by Dec. 31, 1952 only 723 remained: 472 priests and bishops 51 Brothers and scholastics and 200 Sisters. It is estimated that there are be tween two and three hundred Chi nese priests in Chinese jails.while about three hundred and fifty had to leave Red China Within China still remain about 1.700 Chinese priests who are free to do some work for the care ol souls though often they must do it secretly and at times under circumstances that call for heroism. fe‘Y G, There are about five thousand Chinese Sisters in the country but many of these have been obliged to put aside their religious garb. ---------------o--------------- Requiem Mans Siing Bv Fr. Schirk For Hii» Mother Requiem High Mass was sung Wednesday in St. Leo s church. Co lumbus, by the Rev. Edwin Schick, of Cincinnati, for his moth er. Mrs. Inna Mary Schick. 78. of 1107 S 4th street, who died Sunday. Burial was in St Joseph’s Ceme tery. Mrs. Schick is also survived by two daughters. Sister Ann Lucille, S.N I)., Dayton, and Miss Lucille C. Schick of the residence, another son. Harold Schick of Columbus, and a grandchild and sister. trict deputy Mr. Simonis Father Spickerman, Ralph Nicolosi, chairman of St. Mary School Lunch Program Thomas E. Andrews, chairman of the fund raising committee. Assisting in financing the school lunch pro gram is a part of the council's Youth Program. '■a ine Catholic limes The Chancery office this week announced plans for the construction of a new rectory for the fast-growing Christ the King parish in Columbus. The new rectory, which will in clude office space will be erected on East Livingston avenue, near Wellesley road, just east of the school building which now houses 387 school children. The new building will be a mod ified ranch-type home of modern construction, "light and cheerful”, and will conform to the general architectural scheme of the neigh borhood. The new home will be situated St. Mary Grad Wins $5,300 In NaTl Contest NEW LEXINGTON By esti mating within 12 persons the total number of people who cast votes in the presidential election last Fall. Miss Hilda Allen of New Lex ington last week won contest prize money of $5,300 and a new tele vision set. Miss Allen, daughter of the late Attorney and Mrs William Allen, won the top award in the competi tion sponsored by Hallicrafters, radio and TV manufacturers, for her guess of the total number of voters participating in the election. Bill Pepper, master of ceremon ies on the TV show which is view ed locally over WBNS-TV. present ed Miss Allen with the check. This is the tenth time she has received prizes in contests, but the first time she has won any national award. Miss Allen is a graduate ol the College of St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, and is a member of St. Rose church. Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and the Daugh ters of Isabella. ---------------o--------------- Ike Appointee Is Scored For Secular iews MILWAUKEE (NC) The naming of President James B. Co nant of Harvard University to be U.S. High Commissioner to Ger many "certainly does not promote the best American interests,” ac cording to an internationally know n Catholic priest-newsman. Father Max Jordan, longtime Na tional Broadcasting Co reporter in Europe, and a correspondent of the N. C. W. C. News Service there, termed President Eisenhow er’s appointment of Dr. Conant an unfortunate choice. “Both Protestant and Catholic public opinion in Germany is not likely to view Dr. James Conant’s proposed appointment with l^vor. as it will only help to bol ster forces antagonistic to Chris tianity.’' Fathei Jordan declared. Expressing his views during the Wisconsin Catholic Action Conven tion here, the priest-journalist re called that the Han ai physicist last year denounced private schools as divisive and a "threat to our democratic unity “At the very time when Arch bishop Aloisius J. Muench, Apos tolic Nuncio to Germany, found himself obliged for the first time to lodge an official protest with the West German Federal govern ment, which was about to violate its concordat with the Vatican, the announcement of the proposed ap pointment of Dr. Conant comes as a tremendous shock.” Father Jor dan said. The school question is one of the burning questions of the day in Germany, he asserted, adding that the Baden-Wurtemburg govern ment has tried to ignore the re quirements and traditions which have prevailed in that Catholic area. He said tnat the provincial government is dominated by “lib eralistic and socialistic’’ elements. “It seems strange that Dr. Co nant should be appointed when such an appointment would strengthen the position of those upholding the secularistic position in education, Father Jordan add ed. 1 fTT^ Columbus 16,.Ohio, Friday, January 30, 1953 ■fin Christ The King Parish Plans New Rectory so as to permit future building of the new Christ the King church between the rectory' an'd the school building. Present plans call for a confer ence room, offices, living room, sleeping quartets, dining room, kitchen and utility rooms on the first floor of the new rectory, with additional guest rooms above the conference room, in the full-sized basement will be rooms suitable for small parish meetings. Construction on the new rectory is expected to get under way some time in March Bds will be taken during February Working plans are now in the hands of Al Tynan. i .. 'X ..j architect. The work is expected to be completed this fall. The Rev. Leo Brehm is pastoi of Christ the King parish. The Rev. John Staunton has been as sisting in parish work. Future plans, all in the “talking stage’ at this point, include the construction of a convent for the nun-teachers, an auditorium, en largement of the present school building, and of course, the new church. All buildings including rectory, will conform in architec tural design and material to form one unit. The present rectory is located at 1101 S. Cassingham avenue. Library Association Schedules National Meeting in Columbus Librarians from all over the United States will meet in Columbus, Apr. 7-9. for the 1953 National Convention of the Catholic Libfary Association. Bishop Ready will be the host to the convention. Chairmen of the various committees engaged in readying plans for the convention, as well as the members of the general arrangements on. i ttee, have been announced by Sister Mary Ruth. O.P., chairman of that com mittee. Ou Saturday, Jan. 31. librarians horn many Ohio colleges and uni versities will attend a noon lunch eon meeting at the Deshler, to dis cuss more detailed plans for the convention. Scheduled to attend the lunch eon meeting are in addition to Sister Mary Ruth the following members of the steering commit tee: the Right Rev Herman E. Mat tingly, editor-in-chief of The Cath olic Times the Rev. Anthony A. Kleinschmidt, librarian at the Jose Local Church To Sponsor Free Course In Italian St. John the Baptist church, Co lumbus, is sponsoring a course in Italian for anyone who wishes to study the language. Admission is free and the classes will be held in the basement of the church. 720 Hamlet street. The classes will start Tuesday. Feb 3. and will be given every Tuesday and Thursday evening of each week from 7 till 8 p. m. The Rev. Casto a a e s e P.I.M.E. the procurator of the Seminary of Ss Peter and Paul in Columbus, will conduct the course. People interested in taking the free course may register by calling St. John the Baptist church, Un 3414. phinum: the Rev Edmund Bins field. C.PP.S., librarian at St. Charles Semin ary. Carthagina. Ohio the Rev. Ambrose Burke, O.S.F., librarian of Steubenville College the Rev Stephen A. Me der, librarian of St. Francis Xavier high school, Cincinnati Sister M. Candida, O.S.F., Principal of St. Mary’s high school. Columbus Miss Elizabeth Biggert. manuscript librarian at the Ohio State Archae ological and Historical Museum and Miss Anne Sullivan, assistant librarian at the College of St. Mary of the Springs. Columbus. Also slated to attend the meet ing are Mrs. Lee Kelly', of the ref erence department of the Ohio State Library Mr Robert Hol singer, assistant program super visor of WOSU and Mr. John Goudeau, associate professor in the department of library science at Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. -------------------o------------------ 3-Day Immigration Meet BOSTON (NC) Three-day meetings intended to “clear away the clouded atmosphere that sur rounds so much discussion of the McCarran-Walter Act” will be held here by the Boston Institute on National Immigration Policy, it has been announced The meetings, open to the gen eral public, will be under the joint sponsorship of the Archdiocese of Boston and Boston College. Fr. Nagle On New TV Series The Rev. Urban Nagle, O. P., famed chaplain of the College of St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, is providing the Catholic contribution to a new series of religious programs over television station WLW-C, Columbus. Time for the series, which gives three weeks to Catholics, five weeks tf Protestants and one week to the Jewish faith out of each nine weeks, is donated b/ the TV station. The program is heard from 11:55 a. m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday, over channel 3. The first Catholic portion of the series began last Monday, Jan. 26, and will conclude Friday, Feb. 13. During this time. Father Nagle will discuss the manner of revelation and the nature of religion—its general consequences, obligations and helps. Pointing up the place of the Catholic press in the world of to day, the Bishop noted for its re cognition by all for “its resolute dedication to the apostolate of truth” and its acceptance “among our Catholic people as a day-to day interpretation of the Church’s teaching in current world affairs.” A special Mass highlighting the beginning of February as Catholic Press Month will be celebrated in St. Joseph Cathedral at 11 a. m. this Sunday by tne Most Rev. Ed ward G. Hettinger. Auxiliary Bishop of Columbus The sermon for the occasion will be delivered by the Rev George Schorr. J.C.D., Vice-Chancellor of the Di ocese. Assisting Bishop Hettinger in the Mass will be the Rp\ William Kf-ppc5- Dwrs.an Director nf (,’ath ]i- Chrritio- pr e-' R.- To the Reverend Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus. My beloved Brethren: The Catholic Time* In ‘Exery Catholic Home Prico Tan Cents $3.00 A Year Bishop Defines Importance Of Catholic Press The celebration of February as Catholic Press month, ushered in throughout the Diocese of Columbus with special Masses on Thursday of this week. January7 29. in honor of St. Francis de Sales, the patron of this Diocese and also the patron of the Catholic press throughout the world, was official ly proclaimed this week in a letter to the people of the Diocese by Bishop Ready. David Dennis, assistant editor of The Catholic Times, deacon, and the Rev. James Kulp. Diocesan Di rer tor of the Office of the Propaga tion of the Faith, subdeacon In a statement issued in New York this week by the Rev. Thomas A. Meehan, president of the Cath olic Press Association, the theme of this year’s press month The Catholic Press Helps Good Families Grow Better”—was explained. “Maybe it would be an exag geration to say that most of our good Catholic families are good solely because of the excellent Cr.thoiic magazines, newspapers and periodicals that are read and studied in these families,” Father Meehan declares. “Bu it is no exaggeration to say these families are far better because of the Cath olic Press Regarding these families. Father (Continued on Page 2) Official This Sunday, February 1st, is designated as Catholic Press Sunday throughout the Diocese of Columbus. I take this oppor tunity to commend the Reverend Fathers, the Religious and the devoted laity in the Diocese and express my sentiments of deep gretitude for their constant loyalty in supporting our diocesan newspaper, THE CATHOLIC TIMES. The place of the Catholic Press he* long been established in the lives and consciences of all Catholic people Recognized for its resolute dedication to the apostolate of truth and accepted among our Catholic people as a day-to-day interpretation of the Church's teaching in current world affairs, the publications of the Catholic Press in America have become an integral and impor tant part of every Catholic household. I call your attention, beloved Brethren, to a few of the serv ices of the Catholic Pt ess. Presently, all the world is fearfully disturbed about the menace of Communism. Public opinion on this matter was just taking form about the year 1945. Readers of the Catholic Press were alerted on the diabolica* implications of Communism as far back as the 1920'*. Where else do our people get a full account of the inhuman persecution of present-day Christians and the glories of their martyrdom except in our Catholic newspapers! Few people would know the news of the Catholic world, very little reporting would be done on the re ligious implications of current events and the moral issues in volved in modern trends of living if the pages of the Catholic Press did not bring them constantly and forcefully before our people. The Sovereign Pontiffs of modern time* have taken every occasion to speak to the world on peace, to clarify and expiate on Catholic teaching as the needs of these days demand. The body of Bishops in the United States and individual Bishops in their own Diocese have the serious obligation of interpreting Catholic doctrine and promulgating the laws of the Church for their own people. In this, the diocesan newspapers have been invaluable in serving the Catholic people of this nation. As a further con sideration, there is scarcely any other source of information on the anti-Catholic and anti-religious movements which have an insidious way of beginning and of quickly infecting well-inten ioned people who do not know the fects. It is the duty of our laity to keep informed on all matters pertaining to their God given Faith so that they may in turn inform their non-Catholic neighbors. In this, our zealous and energetic lay men and women are wisely directed by the Catholic Press. It is common knowledge that in the past few years costs in printing and newsprint have been steadily rising Publications everywhere have repeatedly found it necessary io increase their rates. We are especially pleased to announce this time that there will be no increase in the subscription rates of THE CATHOLIC TIMES. The price will remain at $3 00 for one year. All subscriptions should be submitted through the parishes of the Diocese and sent to the Chancery Office before February 22nd. I especially call your attention to the business firms in the various communities o* the Diocese which have consistently in vited our patronage through advertisements in the pages of THE CATHOLIC TIMES. Their support enables us to publish our diocesan newspaper at a modest cost. In fairness and in recog nition of their cooperation with the staff of THE CATHOLIC TIMES and the prospective buyers whom they serve I urge your special consideration in patronizing these advtitisers. With observance of Catholic Press Month throughout Febru ary, I remind you, beloved Brethren, that the full importance and principal merit of the Catholic Press does not lie solely in the diocesan newspaper. With the steady flow of worldly-minded and materialisticly-slanted magazines into every home, it remains a solemn obligation upon fathers and mothers of families to coun teract the evil results such publications can have on the impres sionable lives of their children. There is a wide range of Catholic reading matter for all members of the family. I would single out but a few for your consideration THE SIGN, AMERICA, THE CATHOLIC DIGEST, EXTENSION, CATHOLIC MIND and the splendid periodicals published for children of a! age groups by the Catechetical Guild. There are Catholic publications for priests, poets, philosophers, doctors, religious, seminarians, nurs es, writers and journalists, the wage earner, scholars and profes sors. There is no Catholic who cannot find an excellent publica tion to suit his interests and tastes. Our Catholic Press is necessary in forming and maintaining solid Christian thinking and living in those critical days. We must be eager to be informed by its glorious truth in the present time of confusion. Commending our Catholic Press to your prayers and sup port, Devotedly in Christ, January 28. 1953 MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus