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There's No Vacation
From Your
Vol. II, No. 37
"I NEVER FORGOT" Mr. Kopp tells a Sister that
training received at St. Vincent's helped him all his life.
The Sister has served needy youth at the orphanage for more
than 50 years. A son, Frederick P. Kopp, 5731 Olentangy
Blvd., accompanied the lumber executive on his rounds.
Orphan Who Left St. Vincent’s
In 1890 Returns To Aid Drive
Out at St. Vincent’s Orphanage last Saturday you could
hear the Sisters weeping softly in the pale light and the batter
ed, ancient clock on the wall seemed to be telling time back
A successful lumber executive who left the orphange hur
riedly as a boy 63 years ago returned to sign himself back in
on the Report Book and become luncheon guest of honor. He
brought withjhim a signed check for a “substantial amount”
to help build a new orphanage for needy children.
Tall, graying, wearing a stylish
gray plaid suit, bright-tan shoes,
and a black-and-gold tie, the 76
year-old former ward must have
seemed like a Daddy Warbucks to
98 kids who call the 78year-old in
stitution “home.” He put his arms,
grandfather fashion, around the
shoulders of the boys and said,
‘‘I was a kid here once— like you.”
The not-so-prodigal “son” who
worked his way up in the glitter
ing world outoutside the orphanage
sat down to a dinner of hamburg
er and mashed potatoes and ate
heartily, saying the food was more
wholesome than the “expensive
grub some business associates
He toured the orphanage's me
andering halls, stopping occa
sionally to remark about some
almost forgotten memory of past
years, and the dormitory where
he lived as a small lad caused
him to put on his gold-rim
glasses and stare. “It is amazing
how this building has remained
the same while almost everything
else on earth was progressing or
at least changing. It looks almost
as it did when I left here as a boy
of 13 years," he explained.
Minutes later, as he took up the
78-year-old. vellum-bound Report
Book and signed his name in a tall,
loose scrawl—Andrew Kopp—the
orphanage’' brown-and-w hite-dad
Sisters dabhed at their tear stain
ed eyes. Some of the Sisters have
served needy youth at the old or
phanage for almost hall a centurv
Thcv were impressed with the sol
emnity of the memory-laden occa
A tiny, frail Sister said the mo
ment seemed as if time had moved
backward. There, in the dull rec
tangle of light from a narrow and
tall window, could almost have
stood the Andrew Kopn of 63 year
pro He would be clothed in knee
length britches and plaid shirt. He
v.ovld be signing in cr. the Re
por1 Book after a long absence
while “on trial” in a foster home.
Mr. Konp, who resides at Hunt
ington. W. Va.. asked that the
amount of his pledge if support of
a now orphanage be hept quiet”
Bi? it is known that a memorial, a
plaque in the name of the former
ward, will be placed on a wall of
new building. And the Sisters and
the Priests at the present orphan
age were impressed as Mr. Kopp
described his life after he left the
"The moral lesson* and the prac­
Successful Businessman ‘Checks Back’
With Orphanage He Left 63 Years Ago
tical training that I learned as a
kid at the orphanage helped me
find my way in the world outside.
I feel now that I owe a debt of
gratitude. I hove found that adults
can aid parentless young people
and my own life story is proof »hat
needy children can benefit by the
thoughtful attention of adults," he
This is his description:
“1 was not bitterly u.ihappy as a
child in the orphanage, but 1 was
homesick for my first home. My
father, a miner, died, leaving my
mother the task of providing for
six children. Then, when was nine
years old, she died. tco. The or
phanage people kindly took me in.
“I used to look past the orphan
age’s windows on the fourth floor
and see beautiful arriages and
handsome horses going down Main
Street. The people in the car
riages seemed rich and happy and
beautiful. 1 learned through some
one that money enabled them to
live snugly. I resolved to earn lots
of money. 1 decided to leave the
orphanage and seek a personal for
tune in the world outside. I want
ed to earn my own keeps.
"I laid my plans well. One cold,
blustery night in February of 1891
I hid myself after dinner in a lunch
room on a ground level floor.
When everyone was gone, I raised
a window and climbed out onto
snow. I recall that the moon was
shining brightly and that the earth
was very white, but the night was
quiet except for the small voices of
children singing hymns In the
“I trudged through the snow
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Father Totten
Sings Requiem
For Mother
Father Raymond F. Totten, pas
tor of St. Ann’s Church, Dresden,
sang a Requiem High Mass for his
mother. Mrs. Marie S. Totten. Sat
urday. June 6, in Sacred Heart
Church. Pittsburgh. Pa.
Mrs. Totten died June 3 at her
home, 827 N. Highland Ave., Pitts
Besides Father Totten, she is
survived by her husband. Charles,
and four other sons. Charles A.,
John N., Francis X. and Joseph C.
newspaper division
COLU«U3 10^1.10
WHKC (Scheduled to follow Lutheran hour or after ball game: Ap
proximately 8:30-9:00 if game called because of rain, 7-7:30)
Priest Back
From Moscow
After 3 Years
Says He Has Great Hope
For Future Says Many
Russians Believe In God
can priest, recently returned from
three years in Russia, told how
Soviet police scrutinized visitors to
the Moscow apartment house in
which he offered Mass.
Father Louis R. Brassard, an As
sumptionist priest, of Leominster,
Mass., went to Moscow in 1950. He
remained there until last Febru
ary. He was permitted to offer
Mass and perform other religious
rites for 125 Catholics from the
diplomatic staffs of 13 nations.
On the days when he offered
Mass in his appartment, Father
Brassard said the police looked
over all who entered and no Soviet
citizens would have been permit
ted to attend. On Christmas and
other important feasts Father Bras
sard was permitted to celebrate
Mass in the residence of the Unit
ed States Ambassador.
Father Brassard is in New York
in connection with an Archdioces
an mission exhibit commemorating
the centenary of the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith. He said
that he was the only “authorized”
Catholic priest in the Soviet Union.
He declined to elaborate on the
significance of his use of the term
“authorized” but added:
"It is my belief that the Russian
people are still believers in God
the great percentage of them are—
that's the great hope for the fu
Soviet representatives followed
him everywhere but in their deal
ings with him their manner was
“correct.” Father Brassard said.
He said that he was given the
“run around in the beginning” of
his stay in Moscow when govern
mental red tape restricted his ac
Father Brassard estimated that
25 of the United States Embassy
staff of 110 or 120 in Moscow
were practicing Catholics. His suc
cessor in Moscow' is Father George
Bissonette, also an Assumptionist.
ihe Catholic limes
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, June 12, 1953
Solicitation To Bring Fund Drive To Climax SundayYaarA$3.00CantsTanPrice
LIKE THEM "Yes, St. Vincent's has changed but little since I left the orphan
age 63 years ago," Mr. Kopp recounts to two St. Vincent youngsters. "I remember when
I was a needy 13-year-old kid and the orphange took me in," he explains as he puts his
arms grandfather fashion around his two young friends. Mr. Kopp's parents died before
he was ten years old. There place was taken in his life by the good Sisters of St. Vincent's,
Radio and TV Schedule
Bishop Ready's Plea
For Support
Sunday, June 14
WBNS-TV ............................. ........... 4:30-4:45
WTVN ................................................ 7:00-7:15
WLW-C ..................................... ....................... 9:30-9.45
WCOL .................................... 3:003:30
WBNS ..................................... ......................... 5:00-5:30
WVKO ................................ 7:15-7:45
With Reds No
(Radio, NC) West Germany’s
Catholic Chancellor, Konrad Ade
nauer, considers negotiations with
the Soviets useless, unless they
have demonstrated by deeds that
they are honestly prepared to
change their policies.
In an address to presidents of
the German Catholic W’orkers’
Movement. Dr. Adenauer coupled
this warning with the expression
of hope that the scheduled meet
ing of U.S., British and French
leaders at Bermuda would con
solidate the unity of western pow
ers. He affirmed that Germany is
vitally interested in the political
and economic recovery of France.
The Chancellor pleaded for con
tinued support of his foregn pol
icy which aims at close integra
tion of Western Germany with the
free world. The future of Ger
many and of Europe depends on
such integration, he said, warning
against attempts by communist
•fifth columns” and German “fel
low traveler” groups to obstruct
the policy of integration.
At the preesnt time, he said,
the German Federal Republic
lives in comparative safety under
the protection of American atom
General Chairnfn
Mamed for Annual
Orphans Picnic
General Chairman for the annual
Orphans Picnic at Saint Vincent's
will be James Albers, prominent
Catholic attorney of Columbus. The
announcement was made last week
by Father William E. Kappes, Di
ocesan Director of Charities.
The annual affair will be held
on the orphanage grounds at 1490
E. Main St., Saturday July 4, from
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mr. Albers will announce names
of additional chairmen next week,
but is extending an invitation to
the public now to take part in this
traditional festivity.
-g 4 4
.... -V MBIIW*
Third Retreat
Scheduled For
Local Priests
Lights-five Priests Of The
Diocese To Participate
lif Retreat At Seminar)
Father Charles F. Barry, O.M.L,
former provincial of the Oblate
Fathers, will be retreat master for
the third retreat of the year for
priests of the Columbus Diocese
beginning Monday, June 15. at 6:00
p.m. at St. Charles Seminary, Co
lumbus, and closing Thursday eve
ning, June 18.
Eighty-five priests of the diocese
will be in attendance at this re
treat. Two previous retreats have
been held this year at the Diocesan
Retreat House, Shrine of the Ltitle
Flower, E. Broad St,. Reynoldsburg.
The following Reverend Fathers
will participate in next week’s re
John P. Byrne, Richard Connel
ly. William Connolly, William Con
nor, Lawrence Corcoran, Herman
Crock, Charles Curran, Thomas
Duffy, Eugene Dunn, John Dunn.
Paul Elsner, Richard Endres,
John Eyerman, Leonard Falvey,
J. Arnold Favret. Charles Foeller,
James Foley. Charles Foy. George
Fulcher, Thomas Gallen.
Robert Gately, Paul Glenn. John
Graf, Patrick Griffin, Charles Ha
luska, Paul Hammer, James Han
ley, Robert Harwick, Edward
Healey, Carl Heilman, Richard
Andrew Hohman, Matthew How
ard. Edward Hudacek. Ralph Hunt
zinger, Bernard Jones, Jerome
Kendzierski, Edward Kessler,
James Kimberley, James Kulp, Leo
Chester LeBlanc, Edmund McCor
mick, James McEwan. Peter Mc
Ewan. William McEwan. Edwin
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The Development Fund Solicitor Will Call On You Sunday Evening, June 14, Brom 5-9 P.M. Be There To Greet Him
FIRM IN FAITH Mr. Kopp, an orphan himself once,
says God bid him to return to the orphanage and help needy
children. Here he pauses for devotion in the old chapel,
kneeling in the same spot he occupied 63 years ago, thank
ing God for the lasting training received at the institution.
St. Mary’s To Be Host
To Spiritual Institute
Bishop Ready will celebrate the
opening Mass oi the first Insti
tute of Spirituality to be held in
this country at St. Mary of the
Springs on Friday. June 12 at 9:30.
Approximately one hundred del
egates representing most Domini
can congregations east of the
Rocky Mountains will convene at
St. Mary’s for a program of studies
in Spiritual Theology. Dominican
Liturgy and History, the training
of young religious, fulfillment of
community posts, etc.
The Institute, planned a few
years ago, received great impetus
at the National Congress of Re
ligious held at Notre Dame last
summer The Very Reverend Paul
Philippe, O.P member of a Com
mission for Sisters of the Sacred
Congregation of Religious, suggest
ed at that time that the great re
ligious families should organize
summer schools for the training
of their own Sisters. The plan re
ceived the warm approval of the
Secretary of the Sacred Congrega
tion of Religious.
To carry out this recommenda
tion, the Dominican Fathers, in co
operation with the community of
St. Mary of the Springs, are initi
ating a school of this type. Very
Reverend Philip Mulhern. O.P.,
S.T.M., Regent of Studies for St.
Mother, Daughter Take
Vows At Same Time
PARIS (NC) It's an un
usual event when the mother of a
family becomes a nun.
But an even rarer event took
place when a mother, aged 39, and
her 19-year-old daughter took their
vows as nuns together at the con
vent of the Oblates of the Assump
tion here.
Joseph s Province, is in charge of
the Institute.
Professors will be drawn from
the three Dominican Provinces of
the United States The program
will run for two weeks each year
for three years. Certificates will
be granted to those who complete
the three year course.
St. Bernard's
Charity Cited
In Encyclical
VATICAN CITY. June 6 (Radio,
NC) A call for a return to “di
vine charity” in the world was
sounded by His Holiness Pope Pius
XII in an encyclical letter com
memorating the eighth centenary
of the death of St. Bernard of
Clairvaux, a doctor of the Church
and one of the most renowned
saints of the 12th century
Bearing the Latin title Doctor
Mellifluus, the term by which the
great Cistercian founder is known,
the Pope’s encyclical was issued
while observances vere being held
at the saint's birthplace near Dijon.
He was born in 1090. It contained
many references to the teachings
of St. Bernard, especially in re
gard to the love of God and the
practice of charity.
St. Bernard’s doctrine, the Holy
Father wrote, was taken from the
Scriptures and the Church Fathers.
He said that while the Saint did
not have use for subtle dialec
ticians and philosophers, he did
not reject “that human philosophy
whirl* is genuine philosophy,
namely that which leads to God.”
A STUDY PLAN FOR ORPANAGE This is an architect's proposed plan for talcing much of the dreaded "shuit-in"
out of institutional life at 78-year-old St. Vincent Orphange. The latest addition to St. Vincent's was built in 1893. The
actual plan for the new St. Vincent's will be approved after more study during the next month. At present the new orphan
age is merely a vision, but it can become actuality if Catholics open their hearts to innocent children on June 14.
Pray For Vocation*
To The Diocesan
5,000 Men
To Canvass
Sunday is kickoff day, the
day all Catholics in Franklin
County have been awaiting!
On this gravely important
occasion Bishop Ready will ad
dress 5,000 committee mem
bers in a rousing climax to the
12-week campaign to raise $2,
500.000 for development of fa
cilities for Catholic youth.
At the request of the Bishop,
the parish pastors and parish
chairmen of 37 parishes in
Franklin County will assemble
at Memorial Hall for their cam
paign instructions before soliciting
pledges of support among 13,000
Catholic families in the area.
The solicitation will spell the
difference between success and
failure in Franklin County’s first
unified Catholic fund drive, and
the eyes of the community will be
focused on the results.
However. Bishop Ready express
ed confidence this week that the
campaign t'o build two high
schools, a new St. Vincents Or
phanage, and provide money for
missions will be “an unqualified
In a letter mailed this week to
all Catholic families in Franklin
ounty the Bishop said am con
fident that this campaign will sue-
ceed because I know that Catholic
hearts here are as firm in their
Faith as anywhere in the world.”
“I now place this noble assign
ment in your hands I commend
this campaign and all the sacrific
es it involves,” he continued.
In a 20-page brochure which also
arrived in Catholic homes this
week Bishop Ready said. “We owe
it to our children and to our
selves. for sacrifice is good for the
soul ... to be generous in this
The rally will be started prompt
ly at 2 p.m., and Bishop Ready has
requested all committee members
to be on time because of radio and
television commitments. He has
asked Catholics who are not com
mittee members to remain in their
homes on the afternoon and eve
ning of June 14 until the parish
solicitors have made their call.
The Bishop’s committee mem
bers will begin the “living room”
solicitation for funds immediately
following the rally. They will be
assisted during their calls by tape
and film recordings of the Bish
op's address over radio and tele
vision. Catholics in the area are
urged to hear Bishop Ready over
the following stations this Sunday
afternoon or evening:
WCOL, 3:00-3:30 WBNS. 5:00
5:30: WVKO. 7:15-7:45: WHKC, im
mediately following the Lutheran
Hour program or after the ball
game WBNS-TV. 4.30-4:45 WTVN
TV. 7:00-7:15 WLW-TV, 9:30-9:45.
The approximate times of the ad
dress over WHKC are 8:30-9:00 or
7:00-7:30. depending on whether
the ball game is rained out.
Bishop Ready will be escorted
to the hall by a color guard of
Catholic War Veterans and an hon
or guard of Knights of Columbus.
E. Faber Biggert, the campaign
general chairman, will lead a pro
cession of parish pastors and par
ish chairmen on stage promptly at
2 p.m. A band and a glee club of
children from all over Franklin
County will provide music.
“I sincerely wish I could come
into your home and explain per
sonally my responsibilities as Bisb
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