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Support Your Catholic PrcM Vol. II, No. 23 Vocation Day Set fen $ The second annual Diocesan Vo cation Day is expected to attract more than 1200 girls to St. Mary of the Springs College March 8. The 2:30 p. m. program in the Little Theater, presented under the patronage of Bishop Ready, will feeture talks by sisters who are en gaged in three types of religious work in the diocese. The program, designed for girls in grades eight through twelve, will get underway with talks by the Bishop and the Rev. Thomas Srbrey, chairman of the Diocesan Vocation Committee. On the stage will be 15 nuns from teaching orders, six from nursing orders and three from so cial service orders. Three nuns will then explain why they chose these respective vocations. The speakers are Sister Claudia. Sister of Charity of Nazareth, who teaches at St. Agatha School, Co Parishioners of Immaculate Con ception Church in Kenton have found one solution to their econom ic problems arising from the high cost of living—they have estab lished the only parish credit union in the Columbus Diocese. The credit union was conceived by the Rev. Francis L. Hickey, pas tor,and two parishioners, Augus tine J. Dick and E. Bernard Cavin They were intent on establishing an organization to promote thrift among its members and to accumu late a fund from these savings to make needed loans to members for useful purposes at reasonable in terest rates. Pope Not To Resume Normal Work Day Yet VATICAN CITY (Radio. NO- Be cause of the gradual pace of recov ery from his recent illness, it will hr sometime before his Holiness Pope Pius XII resumes normal ac tivities, an announcement by the Vatican Press Office said. The Holy Father has resumed hic afternoon visits to the Vatican Gardens, hut for briefer periods and with much less time spent in walking than in resting in his car. o----------------- Diplomatic Relations Set VATICAN CITY (Radio. NO For the first time, diplomatic re lations have been established be tween the Holy See and Syria, ac cording to an announcement in Os servatore Romano, Vatican news paper. The announcement said the Vat ican will establish an internuncia ture in Syria, while Syria will es tablish a legation here. Th Nuns To Explain Their Daily Tasks lumbus Sister Theresa. Sister of St. Francis, who is superior at St. Fiancis Hospital, Columbus and Sister Clare Marie, Dominican Sis ter of the Sick Poor, 168 E. Lincoln St. Father Sabrey. in discussing the religious life this week, called a vocation a “great grace of God, a special mark of His love, which de mands a special return of love from the girl who receives it.” Quoting the words of Our Lord. Father Sabrey continued: ‘If anyone will be perfect let him sell all that he has and give it to the poor, take up his cross end follow me.’ This invitation is to all without exception. No girl needs to hesitate about God wanting her in the religious life.” A girl who can answer the fol lowing questions in the affirmative should not hesitate any longer, he ccntinued: Only Credit Union In Diocese Flourishes In Kenton Parish And so on July 15, 1952, seven parishioners contributed $50.00, enough money to secure the char ter. The group has been growing ever since, and by the end of the year, it numbered 55 members and total capital of $2085. Mr. Cavin, who is a member of the board of directors as well as treasurer of the union, holds ‘of fice” hours from 9 to 10 a m. each Sunday between Masses. Mem bers who purchase shares at $5 each, may borrpw small amounts of money at three-fourths of one per cent interest on the unpaid bal ance. and on larger sums they pay a four per cent discount interest. “We consider the union, an in strument to prevent poverty in the parish.” Mr. Dick, audit committee chairman asserted. He added that four loans have been made during the first six months of the union's existence. A novel twist of the organization. Mr. Dick continued, is the fact that about one-fourth of the members ai** school children. The youngsters a»e showing the way for adults who aie dubious of the union, he con cluded. In addition to Mr. Cavin, the board of directors is composed of Michael Clahaugh. president. Pau) Bruck and Charles Steiner, secre tary. The loan committee chairman is John J. McLaughlin, who is assisted by John Burger and William F. Resch. Serving with Mr. Dick on the audit committee are Dr. Will iam Finnerty and Ruth Quinn. The credit union movement be gan in the Vmted States in 1909, and now includes 9,000 units with i 4.000,000 members. A MINK NEWSPAPER DIVISION OHIO STATE MUSE COLUMBUS 10 OH “Is she sincere in wanting a life that will mean not just one cal], but a continuous call from Him to ‘follow Me’?” “is she willing to be trained in obedience, to be poor in things w hich she can call her own, to love all simply in God and because of God? ‘‘Does she have enough health to make it reasonably certain that she will be able to follow the Rule of this or that community? “Does her confessor, from the knowledge of the past which she has humbly and sincerely given him, think that she will be able and willing to respond to the re ligious life.” All girls from grades eight to twelve are cordially invited to at tend the Vocation Day. Father Sa brey said, since it will be of great value to them no matter what voca tion they may eventually choose. Foresters To Honor Bishop Sunday, Mar. 8 The Columbus central chapter of the Catholic Order of Foresters is sponsoring a join' initiation of all Foresters in the city of Columbus and Franklin County. The new class will be known as the Michael J. Ready Class in honor of Bishop Ready. The initiation ceremony will take place Sunday Mar 8. in Cor pus Christi Parish Hall al Linwood and Deshler ave*. at 1:30 p. m. All Foresters are asked to make every effort to be on hand espe cially those who have never been initiated. Mr. L. F. Dimel, presi dent of the Columbus Central Chapter, points out that a large turnout is being urged in line with Bishop Ready s recent appeal for Catholic Action. Mr. Dimel continued. “Through the efforts of our former editor of the Forester Magazine. James T. Carroll, quite a few members of the clergy have joined us in our Forester work. We feel sure that with these new members in our midst, the blessings of Our Dear Lord will be upon us and the spirit to do more pood among our fellow men will prevail." The Degree Team from Cincin nati will exemplify the ritual of the Order at Sunday s initiation. -----------------o--------- Honor Patron Of Schools Bishop Ready will celebrate a Pontifical Mass and will deliver the sermon at Mt St. Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood, Ohio, tomor row in honor of St. Thomas Aqui nas, patron of ail Catholic schools. Catholic schools throughout thp country set aside Mar. 7 as a feast day in honor of their patron. Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, March 6, 1953 Overflow Congregations Attend Pontifical Ceremonies March 1 The opening of Ohio’s Sesquicentennial celebration was marked in the Columbus Diocese last Sunday by two ponti fical Masses. One offered in Chillicothe by Bishop Michael J. Ready, and the other in Columbus by Bishop Edward G. Het tinger. Representatives of the State and City governments patriotic and civic organizations, and the parish ioners joined to overflow' historic St. Peter’s church. Chillicothe, Sunday, Maich 1, in the first cere mony commemori’ting Ohio's ad mission to the Union in 1803. Another Pontifical Mass in St. Josephs Cathedral, with another overflow congregation was cele brated at the same time in con junction with the opening cere monies. Bishop Ready in his address to the distinguished congregation Chillicothe noted the blessings which the citizens of Ohio enjoy ed both from the riches of nature and the just statutes of the State s Constitution. “A Sesquicentennial,” the Bishop said, “is not merely a time for nos talgic remembrance of good old days, nor a time for smug com placency in a marvelous present, nor for rosy reveries of a still more felicitous future It is a time for sober stock taking and for seeing how things stand with us.” The Bisnop pointed out that “there are some dark pages in our history, of course, and shadowy paragraphs here and there on pag es otherwise unsullied. This is but saying that a State is a human in stitution. and. as such is imperfect. Its story inevitably includes in stances of 'man's inhumanity to man’.” Bishop Ready said that "with ref erence to religion- and educational institutions for instance there are some dolorous data recorded.” “As we think back he said, “we may profitably remember the first principles and ideals held in this matter by the founders of Ohio. These are expressed in the historic northwest Ordinance which was the law of th® land here before Ohio was admitted to the I nion.” “They were taken into the Con stitution,” he continued, “as fun damental and indispensable truths, truths essential to just and perma nent government, truths attested by both common sense and repeat ed human experience. “These truths are expressed in the famous and oft quoted state ment: ‘Religion morality and A sesquicentennial is not merely a time for nostalgic remembrance of good old day«. nor a time for smug complacency in a marvelous present, nor for rosy reveries of a still more felicitous future. It is a time for sober stock-taking and for seeing how things stand with us. It is a time for taking up slack, if need be and for making adjustments To De sure, it is also a time for nestowing approval for seeing that we continue to enjoy a steady supply of the good and useful items in our inventory. The century and a half of Ohio’s statehood presents a fairly pleas ing record of civic and social prog ress. We have quite a good picture of equitabl? relationships between State and citizens and between State and various institutions with in State demesne. There are some dark pages in our history, of course, and shadowy paragraphs here and there on pages otherwise unsullied. This is but saying that a State is a human institution, and, as such is imperfect. Its story in evitably includes instances of “man's inhumanity to man.” With reference to religious and educational institutions, for in stance, there are some dolorous data recorded. As we think back, we may profitably remember the first principles and ideals held in this matter by the founders of Ohio. These are expressed in the historic northwest Ordinance (1787) which was ‘he law of the land here before Ohio was admitted to the Union. They were taken into the Constitution as fundamental and indispensable truths, truths essen tial to just and permanent govern ment, truths attested by both com mon sense and repeated human ex perience. These truths are express ed in the famous and oft quoted statement “Religion, morality atholic Times knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encour aged.’ (Northwest Ord Article 3) “Thus we see that our own founding fathers kept closely unit ed the notions of religion morality and knowledge. Bv the same token. —since knowledge is the intere of schools,’- the Lishop said, “and is the end sought by ‘means of edu cation.’—they clearly meant to say that morality and religion are at least part of the business of educa tional institutions.” “Certainly, they are no unimpor tant part, since tne items mention ed are necessary to good govern ment and the happiness of man kind’. Looking backward now, one wonders whether ’he men who set up our State and wrote its consti tution could have possmly foreseen the day when re’igion and morali ty would be officially banished (Continued on Page 2) Aeir High School Dedicotion Mar. 15 PORTSMOUTH Bishop Ready will officiate at ’he dedication of the new Notre Dame high school, Sunday, Mar. 15 The Bishop will speak at the cert monies that will mark the official opening of the $550,000 structure that is now prac tically completed Benediction will be held in the school gym which will be made over into an audi torium for the uay. All priests from parishes in and around Ports mouth will oe on hand for the ded ication ceremonies Construction on the project be gan in August, 1951. The building contains eight classrooms, a chapel, library, a large gym. and office* In addition, there are several rooms set aside for science, music and typing students. The school will accommodate be tween 300 and 350 pupils. At pres ent, 179 students are enrolled in classes there. Classes began in the new school at the start ol the sec ond semester, the last week in Jan uary. Full Text Of Bishop’s Speech At Sesqui Opening This time of Sesquicentennial must be, for every thought ful citizen of Ohio, the occasion for considering important things. It is a time for recognizing what makes our State great what constitutes it as a smoothly functioning and bene ficial institution. It should be a time, too, for .considering what good things may be slipping from our grasp or what in equities may be gaining place among us. This is a time of re membrance. Hence it is inevitably an occasion for calling up first ideals, judging whether these be still present and powerful factors in our civic life, or. on the con trary. be fallen into what Grow? Cleveland called innocuous desue tude”, or perhaps a desuetude not innocuous. and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happi ness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged” (Northwest Ord. Article 3). Thus we see that our own found ing fathers Kept closely united the notions of religion, morality, and (Continued on Page 2) Sixty Priests Attend Social Action Meeting Sixty priests attended the Re gional Priests’ Social Action Con ference under the sponsorship of Bishop Ready March 3-4 at the Deshler-Wallick Hotel. Columbus. In a series of closed meetings, a variety of mutual problems were discussed including- Catholic labor education, adult education and re cent Papal announcements con cerning social action. Speakers during the meeting were the Reverends Daniel Cant well of Chicago: Francis Carney of Cleveland Kcrl.Hubbel of Detroit: Charles Rice of Natrona. Pa. George Higgins. Washington. D. C„ an editorial writer whose column appears regularly in The Cathol’c Times and, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. William Flannaghan of lensing. Mich. Bishop Ready was host to the priests at a dinner Tuesday eve ning. The purpose of the conference was to enable Social Action direc tors in the Midwest to become bet ter acquainted and give them an opportunity to share ideas and ex periences. Ixical details of the meeting were handled by the Rev. Augustine Winkler, diocesan direc tor of social action. Father Higgins, in cooperation with the Washington staff of the N.C.W.C. planned the overall pro gram. The various states represented in the meeting were Ohio. Indi ana. Michigan. Illinois, Pennsyl vania and Iowa Solemn Masses Open Sesquicentennial Several catholic Action organi zations had requested the govern ment to inquire into the situation, the Bishops declaied. adding, how ever, that "no cognizance was tak en of this leasonable petition.” "On the contrary the Bishop stated, “the appointment of Mi. Pangilinan to the post of Under secretary of Education was actually made. Bishop Mariano Madriaga of Lingayen. chairman of our Episco pal Commission on Education, wrote to His Excellency the Pres ident stating that such an appoint ment would be interpreted as a de liberate refusal to take into con sideration the legitimate views and desires of the Catholic people of the Philippines.” Speaking directly to Catholic Ac tionists the Bishops went on to say: “All Filipino citizens have an equal right to demand that public officials who seem to have no scruples about entering into secret agreement to render a constitution al provision ineffective while out wardly paying lip-service to it be at once removed from positions of public trust. We think it proper to make the following suggestions for your guidance. “We wish to ensure that the op tional religious instruction now authorized by law should be sin cerely promoted without evasion or mental reservation by the officials entrusted with *ne administration of our public schools. “The documentary evidence of the membership oi the three high est officials of our educational sys tems in a secret committee for the elimination of religious instruc tion in public schools is a fact. You will, therefore, oe perfectly justi fied in taking up this matter with your elected representatives in Congress. You mi.y propose that a Congressional inquiry be made in to the implementation oi the laws regarding religious instruction by the three officials mentioned.” Meanwhile, the Bishops added, “the confirmation of Mr. Pangili nan's appointment should be sus pended.” The Bishops concluded their let An overflow crowd witnessed the Pontifical Mass celebrated in Chillicothe's histor ic St. Peter Church. Shown with the Bishop and his ministers after the Mass are the clergy city officials and representatives of Diocesan organizations who attended the Mass. Philippine Bishops Seek Probe Of Top Public School Officials I hree Leading Educator* Believed In Secret Group Opposed To Religion* Training In Schools MANILA There is evidence of “the most serious kind’’ that three of the Philippine Islands’ top education officials be long to a secret group opposed to religious instruction in pub lic schools This statement was made in a joint pastoral letter issued by the Philippine Hierarchy in the wake of recent cnarges published in the Sentinel, national Catholic weekly. It was printed in leading Manila newspapers in the form of an open letter. Entitled “A Time to Speak,” the Bishops’ letter declared that “there has recently been brought to our attention evidence of the most se rious kind that Secretary of Edu cation Cecilio Pu.ong. Director of Public Schools Benite Pangilinan. and Assistant Director of Public Schools Venancio Trinidad have been, since 1949. members of a se cret committee for the elimination of religious instruction in public schools.” The committee, the Bishops as serted. was organized by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ma sons of the Philippine Islands. (The Sentinel printed what it said was a photostatic copy of a document which showed that the secretary of education and the di rector and assistant director of public schools were members of the Masons’ committee. At a re cent convention of the Holy Name Society in Manila a petition was drawn up asking President Elpidio Quirino to remove the three offi cials because of their opposition to religious instruction in the schools. Mr. Pangilinan recently was named Undersecretary of Edu cation.) ter by pointing to what they said was “the deplorable consequences of excluding religion from the na tional life” which “we see all around us today”’ “The illustrious framers of our Organic Law.’ they said, “provided us with a strong bulwark against these destructive forces when they passed the Constitutional provision regarding religious instruction in public schools. Our task is to see to it that this bulwark is not .sap ped and undermined by a few highly placed officials who deny in secret what they publicly swear to uphold, and whose loyalty is di vided between a (. onstitution that guarantees religious instruction in public schools and an association that seeks to eliminate it altogeth er.” The Bishop- letter contained the signatures of five Archbishops, 14 Bishops, and ten Apostolic Admin istrators. Publication of the letter was fol lowed by a nppiai of the charge by Secretary of Education Putong, ------------o---------------- Bi*hop Read) Vi ill Attend Consecration In Hartford Bishop Readx will attend the consecration of Bishop-elect John F. Hackett which w411 take place in St. Joseph Cathedral. Hartford. Conn.. Mar. 19. Most Rev. Henry J. O'Brien. Bi shop of Hartford, will officiate at the consecration of his newly named auxiliary whose appoint ment as Titular Bishop of Helon opolis in Palaestina was made pub lic Dec. 17. The sermon will be preached by Archbishop Richard J. Cushing of Boston. ........... o---------------- ‘'Good Thief” Sunday Set NEW YORK—(NC)—In prisons, reformatories and other correction al institutions throughout the country, the second Sunday in Oc tober ir®m this year on will be commemorated as “Good Thief Sundae” as a result of a permis sion granted by the Holy See, it was announced here. The Catholic Timea In Every Catholic Home Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yeer Most Of Kellv Estate Shared Bv 5 Charities Five Columbus Catholic charity organizations shared most of the million dollar estate of Mrs. Bess M. Kelly. 2425 Kensington-rd. Her estate was valued in Pro te Court at $998,868 She died last Nov. 24. Mrs. Kelly, a native of Roseville, Ohio was the widow of Edmund Kelly, former president of the Capital City Products Co.. 525 W. Fifth-av. His father. Dennis Kelly, founded the firm Her will left the entire estate in trust for an adopted son. Den nis R. Kelly. 20. He died Feb. 12 of pneumonia at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Md He had been in the army about 21 days. With his death the bulk of the estate goes to: St. Anthony Hospital. St. Fran cis Hospital. Convent of the Good Shepherd. Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor. St. Rose of Lima Convent: Mt. Carmel Hospital, and tl Cradle Society of Evanston. Hl. Mrs. Kelly gave $25,000 each to tv.o brothers. Reymond C. and Chester A Micklethwaite. and $20, 000 to a sister. Mrs. Hazel Melick. al! of Roseville. She aho gave $1000 each to the Columbus Hu mane Society and Children’s Hos pital. The estate consisted of $765,178 in securities: $180,000 in real es tate and $50,290 in bank account1: She had 31.058 shares in Capita! tv Products Co. valued at $699 775. —_——.. o Italian Missionary Is Killed In Clash W it Burma Rebels ROME—(NC)—An Italian mis sionary has been killed in a clash between government and rebel troops in Burma, the F:des New? Agency here reports. The priest is Father Creroonesi of the Pontifical Mission Society of SS Peter and Paul. He had served as a Fides correspondent for 25 years, the mission news agency re ports. Father Cremonesi was killed while at his mission, near Toungoo, when the church and rectory fell into the line of fire between the opposing government and guerilla forces. Also killed ir the exchanges were a native wonfan employed at the mission and a layman who was director of Catholic action in the area. OFFICIAL SESQUI PRAYER This prayer composed by Bishop Ready will be recited y the people of the Diocese throughout the eight-month celebration. O God, Whose boundless power supports us, Whose Fatherly care embraces us, Whose glorious wisdom is our guide, hear now, in loving kindness, the ardent prayer of the citizens of Ohio. We thank Thee, Lord, with humble hearts, for the blessings of one hundred fifty years,—years that have made our State and its people a noble element in the living history of our beloved Country. We adore Thy wise and watchful Providence, which has con stituted and confirmed this Commonwealth in prominence and power among the vital units of our free and freedom loving Nation. 'With deep desire we beg Thee to continue and to increase the benefi s bestowed upon us richly in times past. Hold our people true to Thy precepts. Inspire them with unshaken Faith in Thee. Make firm their wills to serve Thee. Foster in ell the spirit of religion. Give us endurance, and the self immolating zeal which strengthens family life, ennobles par ents, and sees children reared to virtuous maturity. Keep our citizens alert, wisely interested and informed in the affairs of state. Endow them with that patient viligance which is the price of precious liberty. Guide al’ our leaders in their high and heavy tasks. Keep them ever worthy of their place and of the confidence and esteem of good citizens. Let them still be constant instruments for our common betterment. May the remembrances of long years, which this historic day stirs in our hearts, be evermore the motive for a greater love to wards Thee, Almighty God. And may Thy grace enfold us through the time to come in peace, helping us, at the last, to win our way to heaven and unending happiness with Thee. We implore Thy mercy and blessing on the citizens of Ohio, now and forever, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.