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Catholic Congrrna Set
HAVANA, Cuba (NC) Fifth
Inter-American Congress on Cath
olic Education will meet here from
January 4 to 12 next year, ac
cording to an announcement.
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Full Text Of Bishop's Address
I salute you as an army of men marching under the ban
ner of our Lord Jesus Christ to a great victory. You have
come here from the 37 parishes of this metropolitan district
to pledge your dedicated labor to the cause of the Church and
lor the service of our Country!
men
in a
You
and
You are the tried and true
who have enlisted to serve
campaign very dear to you.
understand the real worth
meaning of the work you take up
today. You wish to serve genera
tions of youth,—the sons and
daughters of your home, the youth
of your neighborhood, the orphan
ed youth who seek the protection
of our Holy Mother, youth of all
classes and conditions who give the
best hope for a really great Colum
bus because they will be loyal to
God and faithful to their fellow
men. You are an army of 5000 men
whose fidelity has been proved and
you will march eagerly from this
historic Memorial Hall to make the
first united Catholic appeal in this
good community. Y’our action this
afternoon marks a very important
milestone in the history of our
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THE
Church in Columhus I commend
your loyalty and I praise your gen
erosity as you go forth to collect
pledges for two and one-half mil
lion dollars in the cause of Chris
tian charity and education.
For the past ten weeks you have
been in training for this momen
tous hour. You have been well in
structed in the vital necessity of
the campaign and in its plan to
achieve success. You can confi
dently approach your fellow parish
ioners with a pledge card because
you yourselves have first made
your own pledge. You will be ask
ing your neighbors to do what you
have done to give a fair share in
building essential facilities for
Christian youfh and the preserva
tion of truly American ideals. We
ask from each wage-earner his ot
her fair share of the means to
build high schools and an orphan
age at the cost of two and one
half million dollars. You of this
army of zealous workers have
pledged your fair share. You have
the right to request the same gen
erosity of your fellow parishion
ers. Two and one-half million dol
lars is a lot of money even
these days of astronomical finance.
Although the amount seems large
in total figures, the goal of this
campaign is really conservative
when proportioned among the po
tential givers of this Community.
It should be a willing duty for ev
ery individual man or woman
wage-earner of our parishes to as
sume a fair share of the total. For
this Development Fund means that
the important works of education
and charity undertaken by the
Catholic pioneers here will be con
tinued and enlarged to meet the
conditions brought on by modern
life. Certainly our generation is
able to do more than our forefa
thers were, and there is more to
be done. We have greater num
bers and much greater resources
and the need is more urgent.
What is the need and why is it
more urgent now? What brought
about the decision to appeal for
two and one-half million dollars
for an orphanage and high schools?
You men who are of the generous
army of workers in this
will likely be called on
what you have heard in
these very reasonable
which you yourselves raised in the
past intervening weeks while pre
paring for the Campaign. Let us
brief!v review the reason for the
Campaign to strengthen our own
resolution and especially for the
information of the great unseen
radio audience which is made avail
able by the generous cooperation
of the Columbus stations.
The decision to organize this De
velopment Fund Appeal was dictat
ed by sheer necessity. Neither your
pastors nor myself nor any of our
advisors among the laity had an
eager desire to undertake the task
of raising two and one halt million
dollars The decision was forced
on us by the inexorable mathemat
ics of the situation and by a con
scientious conviction concerning
our religious responsibility for
youth.
First, let me tell the story of
the need for the Campaign as it
affects Saint incent's Orphanage.
For 78 years Saint Vincent’s has
done an inspiring job of caring for
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orphaned and distressed children.
It has been a monument of love
and
years
Even
yard
instinctively that homeless young
sters were well cared for there by
the humble, devoted Sisters of
Saint Francis. For many genera
tions our people have loved Saint
Vincent's and they have made that
love practical by a generous sup
port of the Sisters and the thou
sands of boys and girls who found
a home there. But buildings wear
out in the lengthening years and
even the almost limitless ingenuity
of the Sisters and Priests, who
served Saint Vincent's, could no
longer cope with the accumulated
infirmities of the dear old build
ings. Everyone has known for a
very long time that something had
to be done to insure a safe and
healthy home for the little chil
dren who were obliged by hard cir
cumstances to seek the protecting
care of the Church.
hope throughout all those
to the citizens of Columbus,
those who never entered its
or crossed its door believed
Certainly, no one has acted has
tily in seeking from charitable citi
zens of this community the means
to build a safe and healthy new
Saint Vincent’s. One-halt million
dollars of the present fund will be
increased by equal donations from
the parishes ol the Diocese out
side Franklin County to solve this
problem. It is my duty and joy to
thank the friends of Saint Vin
cents and especially the Sisters
and Priests of the staff for their
constant care of our little friends
at the orphanage. The benefactors
of other years are remembered in
our daily grateful prayers.
What else compelled us to have
this Campaign for two and one
half million dollars? I think tre
reason for Saint Vincent's appeal
is unanswerable. It is an absolute
necessity. The present organization
to collect two million dollars for
high schools is based on the same
compelling need. W'e just cannot
avoid the conclusion to these few
statistics I shall recite. They un
derscore our present urgent school
problem.
school plant now’ ac
2450 students. That
capacity of the eight
Our high
Campaign
to repeat
answer to
questions
commodates
is the total
Catholic high schools of Columbus.
No high school rooms or facilities
have been built in the past twenty
years. Keep that capacity figure of
2450 in mind while you hear what
has happened in the elementary
school plant. In the last seven
years we have built 66 new and
additional classrooms in the parish
schools of the city. These new
rooms accommodate 2700 children.
W'e shall need all the presently
available and suitable high school
rooms accommodating 2400 stu
dents plus rooms and desks to take
care of the new army which is now
moving along in the grade school
classes. W'e can bring out the need
by looking at other statistics. In
1940 the first grades in all our
city parish schools enrolled 800
students. From enrollment lists for
next September we shall receive
2500 youngsters in the lirst grade
of our schools.
We need high schools to take
care of the rapidly increasing en
rollment in our parish schools. To
day there are 12.000 pupils in the
32 elementary and 8 high schools
operated by the Church in Colum
bus. By 1960, according to our
present parish statistics, there will
be 17.000, and perhaps 20.000. if
Columbus maintains its rate of pop
ulation increase.
In order to keep pace with this
increase in the Catholic school
system on the secondary level, it
will be necessary to build three
large high schools, each to accom
modate 900 students, at a cost
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approximately one million dollars
a unit '1 hr construction of 'hr
first high school will begin thi
sumrner and will be completed in
1955. We plan to start, construe
tion on the second and third
schools as oon as the first is in
full operation if -the financial
resources are available.
This is the statistical story of th»
need for the present campaign for
two million dollars for high
schools. More and more our neigh
bors and fellow citizens of various
religious beliefs are coming to rec
ognize the important part that the
Catholic school system plays in the
civic life of this community. There
is a greater awareness on the part
of the general public that our
schools contribute mightily not on
ly to the strong moral fibre of the
nation but also that they represent
a tremendous contribution to the
financial well-being ol state and
local governments. The most re
cent figure on the average annual
per pupil cost of local tax-support
ed schools was $208.43. At that rate
the present Catholic school system
of 12,000 students represents an
annual saving of over $2,500,000 to
the taxpayers of this Community.
I emphasize the word annual in
that statement. This is in addi
tion to the capital outlay of moie
than $12,000,000 which would be
necessary to construct the build
ings to house these young Catholic
citizens.
It is evident that the best friend
of our tax-supported schools is the
Catholic school system. Without
any desire to engage in contro
versy. we maintain that these two
school systems are parallel and
not opposed. Certainly the Catho
lic system stands every worthy
test of scholarship and patriotism
by which worthy citizens have ever
assayed it. Private enterprise is
just as laudable in the field of edu
cation as it is in business or other
essential services. Far from being
a divisive element in society the
Catholic school system emphasizes
the basic freedom of our American
democracy.
All of us certainly are greatly
encouraged by the sympathy and
financial support so enthusiastical
ly accorded the Development
Fund by many of our non-Catholic
friends. The very first donation
which I received for the Fund
was from just such an understand
ing friend. Many others have vol
unteered their services for the civ
ic feature of our Campaign which
will open tomorrow among
business and industrial firms
Columbus.
If I have seemed to emphasize
the statistics of dollars and cents
in describing our present need as
the reason for the campaign, you
who know the reason of the ap
peal and its urgency have well un
derstood that all this is but a
means to end. The need for
new buildings and expanded facili
ties. and consequently for money,
is indeed great. But the real need
which we have set our hearts and
hands to satisfy is that which
springs from our Holy Faith. Youth
needs God and we are determined
to the best of our ability to bung
youth to God's knowledge and love
and service. We do not underesti
mate the difficulty of collecting
two and one-half million dollars to
make real the cold facts of new
buildings to care for the increased
school population. But neither
should we underestimate our re
sponsibilities to God who.se Provi
dence has made us members of His
Mystical Body, the Church, and has
sei Us as prosperous citizens of
our beloved United States. We
must meet the urgent needs of to
day if the Church is to care for
present-day souls. By the divine al
chemy of Faith our dollars can be
come works of salvation for our
selves and others. Great strides
have been made in building up
the Church in our community. W'e
cannot falter now
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MA. 3697 Columbus, Ohio
The need for high schools and
the new Saint Vincent's is based fi
nally in our duly to Christian Cit
izenship. W e recognize, a conscien
tious obligation to give our youth
a complete education. W'e maintain
that an education which omits God,
and is silent about man's purpose
and destiny, is simply robbing
youth of its true heritage. If God
is being crowded out of His own
world today, whose fault is it?The
blame must be laid to those who
are training todays citizens. It
would be disastrous if Americans
stopped thinking and acting in
the ways of our founding Fathers
who
over
seek
gain
freedom.
recognized God s sovereignty
all and man's obligation to
first His justice in order to
His blessings of peace and
W’e have the duty to face these
needs so that we can solve present
day problems As men conscious of
our important part in thi« holy
work we have the glorious privi
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MEEHAN, James, 21,
Pacemont Rd.. Columbus
Immaculate Conception
Surviving PEC Meehan
killed in action March 29 1953. arc
his parents and one brother.
217 E.
June 8,
Church,
who was
SCHMITT. John C. Jr. 41. 1105
Say Ave., Columhus. June 10, Sa
cred Heart Church. Survivors: His
wife Mice, a daughter and one
son.
JOHNSON. Robert Lee. 15, 35 E.
Lincoln St., Columbus. June 8, Sa
cred Heart Church Survivors: His
parents, three sisters and four bro
thers.
ODENWALDER. Anna. 70, 714
Deshler Ave., Columbus, June 9,
Corpus Christi Church. Her hus
band Gus, two sons fixe grand
children, one brother and three
sisters.
GREELEY. Joseph 79. Shawnee,
June 9. St. Mary’s Church. Sur
vivors: six nieces and three neph
ews.
HOWE. Jack, 88. 14 E Frankfort
St., Columbus, June 10 St. Mary’s
Church. Sun hors: Several cous
ins.
SANDERS. Blanche. 64, Zanes
ville. June 10, St. Thomas Church.
Survivors: One son and a sister.
GRIFFFIN. Edward, 56 166 E.
Second Ave., Columbus. June 9,
Sacied Heart Church Survivors,
one daughter,
brothers, two
mother.
His wife, Doris,
three sons, three
grandchildren and
the
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by
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We are greatly encouraged
these' evidences of good will
wards us and our institutions and
we are humbly grateful. However,
this is indeed our task and our
responsibility. This is definitely
our rallying time to show again
our willingness by sacrifice to
maintain, to support, and to ex
tend the needed facilities for the
religious education of our youth.
I speak not merely to the vast
throng of workers here in Memori
al Hall but to all the wage-earners
of our Parishes. This is the tune
of judgment on the quality and
loyalty of your faith. I ask you who
are at home to await there the
visit of your Parish worker and to
recefte him with the same courtesy
and kindness with which you
would receive your Pastor or my
self. Receive him and give gener
ously!
MILLER Joseph A 468 Rhoads
\ve., Columbus. June 10, Holy
Cross Church. Survivors: His wife.
Julia, two daughteis, one son and
nine grandchildren.
HIMMEL. Anthony A 57. Hills
boro. June 11. St. Mary s Church.
Survivors: His wife. Audrey, one
son and four brothers.
BOWERS. William E.. 54. 607
Wail St., Columbus, June 13. St.
Mary's Church. Survivors: His
wife. Louise, one daughter, one
son and a sister.
SALMANSKT, John, Sciotovdle,
June 12. Holy Redeemer Church.
Survivors: One brother, several
nieces and nephews.
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we make it
lege of dome our utmost to ad
vance by word and deed this vital
program ol our Holy Church. Wc
all go out in this mighty campaign
today a- the disciple- oi God and
the honored servants of His
thurch. We go to the home- of
our neighbors to accept their gilts
in the name ot youth, so Christ
max be their v ay and truth, io the
end that youth may grow to the
full stature of men possessed of
strong moial chaiactei 11 is this
quality of Christian morality which
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cst ideals of citizenship on this
earth and to insure the eternal toy
of the Kingdom of God hereafter.
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children and one brother.
KRIGLE1N. Margaret. 51. Lancas
ter. June 12. St. Mary s Church.
Survivors: Her husband. Paul, two
brothers, one son and two sisters.
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Country's free institutions and the
most loyal promoter of America's
just way of life, it is this type of
citizen who serves best because he
loves God first.
We go forth now praying for
God s blessing on our holy cause
and determined to'stay at our glor
ious task in the service of Christ’s
youth until victory!
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