Vol. II, No. 47
Immigration Bill Signed
Some 214,000 aliens, most of them escapees from Iron Curtain
countries, will be admitted into the United States within the next
two years. President Eisenhower (center) signs the special immi
gration bill in the presence of Sen. Arthur Watkins (right, seated)
of Utah, Sen. Homer Ferguson (extreme left) of Michigan, Father
Aloysius Wycislo (second from left), assistant executive director
of War Relief Services—N.C.W.C., and other prominent personages.
A large part in helping the new immigrants will be played by
American Catholics throudgh War Relief Services.
New Milwaukee Ordinary
To Be Installed, Sept. 24
SUPERIOR. Wis. (NC)—Bish
op Albert G. Meyer of Superior
will be enthroned as Archbishop
of Milwaukee on September 24, the
Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, it has
been announced here.
His Excellency Archbishop Am
leto Giovanni Cicoanani. Apostolic
Delegate to the United States, will
serve as the installing prelate. The
ceremonies will be held in the Ca
thedral of St. John in Milwaukee.
Bishop Ready will preside at
the ninth annual Labor Day
Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral,
Monday, September 7, at 10:00
The speaker will be Monsig
nor William J. Flanagan, Rector
of St. Mary's Cathedral, Lan
Full details of the Labor Qay
ceremonies will be carried in
the next issue of The Catholic
A choir clinic for all organists,
directors and choir members in the
Columbus Diocese has been added
as a feature of the five-day Dioces
an Summer School of Liturgical
Music, opening Monday at St.
The clinic will be held at 8 p.m.
Wednesday in the E. Broad St. in
stituion Father Thomas Gallen,
Reds Seize Food
For Youth Feast
VIENNA (NC) Much of the
food used to entertain lavishly the
delegates to the communist-spon
sored Fourth World Youth Festi
val at Bucharest, Rumania, recent
ly was torn from Catholic peasants
in the province of Transylvania,
according to information reaching
Rumanian communist authori
ties, it is reported, descended on
the Catholic peasants in the area
and demanded butter, cheese, pork,
lamb, flour, wine and plum brandy
as “voluntary” contributions to en
tertain the communist youth from
various parts of the world attend
ing the youth festival.
The Rumanian authorities used
Red troops to enforce their re
quests for “voluntary” contribu
tions, it is reported In some vil
lages serious clashes are said to
have occurred between the soldiers
and the resentful farmers.
“People just don't know how
wonderful it is to hear he's free
again and coming home.” Those
are the sentiments voiced by Mrs.
William Schorr, 762 Berkeley
Road, when she was notified that
her brother-in-law, 23 year old
Richard Schorr, was among a group
of Americans released recently by
the Reds in Korea.
Dick, who attended Holy Rosary
School, made his home with his
brother and sister-in-law at the
Berkeley Road address before he
was drafted into the armed forces
in November. 1950. His parents
are not living. Dick was employed
at the Crise Controls Division.
2040 E. Main Street.
He was in Korea with the Sec
ond Division for only two months
before he was captured b\ the
Reds on May 18. 1951. Mrs. Schorr
was notified to that effect by the
War Department and a short time
later she received the first of
twelve letters Dick was to write
while a POW. The letters were,
of course, non committal, mention
ing little about his capture or the
Liturgical Music School
To Feature Choir Clinic
diocesan director of music, has in
vited all interested persons to at
The Liturgical Music School will
attract choirmasters, organists, mu
sic teachers and choir members,
representing churches and schools
in the diocese. They will attend a
series of classes designed to raise
the standard of liturgical music.
The school, only the second of
its kind ever to be held in the di
ocese, will offer classes in Gregori
an chant for beginners and advanc
ed students, choral and vocal tech
niques, seminar discussions and
chant and choral practice.
Classes for both religious and
laity will be held Monday through
Friday from 9 a. m. to 3:45 p. m.
Three prominent musicians will
serve on the faculty during the
course. They are Father Dominic
Keller, O.S.B., director of the sem
inary and monastic choirs at St.
John's Abbey, Collegeville. Minn.
Ralph Jusko, organist, vocal coach,
choral conductor, lecturer and na
tional authority on Catholic Church
music and John Yonkman. organ
ist and director of music at the
Cathedral of Fort Wayne, and sec
retary of the Fort Wayne Diocesan
The Gregorian Institute of Amer
ica. w hich is sponsoring the course,
is credited with training nearly
3000 students in sacred music since
its inception in 1941 National of
fice of the organization is in To
OHIO STATE MUSEUM
—C^OUS 10 OHIO
Most American Women
Want Religion in School
NEW YORK (NO A “sub
stantial majority ol 1 S. women
approve of religious instruction in
public schools and most think
that members of the clergy should
do that instructing, a magazine
poll has revealed.
More than half the women ques
tioned in a Woman s Home Com
panion survey thought their chil
dren weren't getting a good re
ligious education. Sixty-six per
cent asked that the public schools
help by teaching religious and 57
per cent wanted the clergy to do
this teaching in the public schools.
Reporting on the poll in its Sep
tember issue, the Companion noted
that readers who received the
quest ionaire replied in greater
number—83 per cent- than in any
other of the magazine s 106 polls.
Summing up the results, the
“You consider religious instruc
tion a necessity for your children
—yet a majority of you think the
children you know are not receiv
ing a good religious education.
"Of three places where a child
may get religious training the
Former Holy Rosary Student
Among Returning Ex-POW’s
Reds except to say that he was
“being treated alright.”
The 23-year-old Columbusite w as
interviewed by Jim Lucas, a
Scripps-Howard Korean correspon
dent. following his release. The in
terview appeared in the Columbus
Citizen last week.
The soldier told Lucas of his cap
ture which took place while he
was fighting near Cahunri. The
CpI. Richard Schorr
Reds surprised Dick and three oth
er soldiers as they were in the act
of securing aid for a wounded man.
He told of a forced march to the
Yalu River and of hundreds of
men dying on the march.
Lucas said that Dick chose his
words carefully during the inter
view ‘fearful that anything he
might say would affect the men
still in Communist hands.”
He spoke of trumped up charges
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To ake Place
Saturday, Aug. 22
The Rev. Deacon William Rar
din will be ordained to the Holy
Priesthood by Bishop Ready, Sat
urday, August 22, the Feast of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. The
ordination will take place in the
Reverend Rardin's home parish. St.
Rev. Rardin. who was ordained
a deacon May 30 of this year has
one year of his theological studies
to complete at Mt. St. Mary of the
West Seminary. Norwood, O. He
has been selected to serve as a
senior prefect of the seminary in
the fall and has been given the
privilege of being ordained before
beginning his final year of study.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. William
T. Rardin of St. Mary’s Parish,
Chillicothe, he attended St. Mary’s
grade school and Central Catholic
High School in that city. He en
tered St. Charles Seminary. Colum
bus. in 1946 and received his B.A.
degree in 1950. The following
September he began his theology
studies at the Norwood seminary.
The newly ordained priest will
offer his first Mass at 11 a.m. Sun
day. August 23, in his home parish.
Father Robert Noon, assistant pas
tor of St. Peter s parish, Colum
bus, and Father Lawrence O’Con
nor. assistant pastor of St. Christo
pher's parish. Columbus, will be
deacon and subdeacon respective
ly, at the Mass.
Father Edward A. McGinty, pas
tor of St. Francis de Sales church,
Newark, will deliver the sermon.
Father Rardin will officiate at
Solemn Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament at 3 o'clock. August 23,
after which he will give his bless
ing to the parishioners and friends.
A reception will follow tn the
Lhe Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 21, 1953
home, th* church or synagogue and
the school—you believe th* home
“A substantial majority of you
and almost as many Protestants as
Catholics approve of giving re
ligious instruction in the public
Catholic readers approved pub
licschool religious education bx 68
per cent. Protestants by 63 per
cent while Jews expressed dis
approval by more than two to one,
the Companion reported.
Asked to comment on the poll re
sults, two Protestant and Jewish
churchmen made pleas for "separa
tion of church and state” and cau
tioned against using the public
schools for “indoctrination in any
But Catholic Bishop Edwin V.
O'Hara of Kansas City, Episcopal
Chairman of the Confraternity of
Christian Doctrine, commented
that “religious education that
doesn't introduce children to God
as their Creator, their Judge and
their Redeemer is no education.”
He called the released time sys
tem a "good device" "But it is in
adequate when only the tag end
of the day or week is put at th*
disposal of religion. Religious edu
cation deserves the best hour of
the day Th* grotesque spec
tacle of parents, hat in hand, ask
ing the State to assign an hour at
the end of the week for religion
is a sad spectacle.
Dr. Samuel McCrea Cavert. Pro!
estant. general secretary of the Na
tional Council of Churches ol
Christ in the U.S.A, “expressed
surprise that approval ol public
school religious training was so
widespread.” the magazine article
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Father Charles Curran, admin
istrator of Our I^ady of Mount Car
mel church. Buckeye Lake. Ohio,
and professor at St. Charles Col
lege. Columbus will attend the sev
enth annual meeting of the Amer
ican Catholic Phychological Associa
tion, in Cleveland. September 7.
Father Curran is president-elect of
the association, which is convening
in connection with the American
Sessions will include group dis
cussions by priests. Sisters and lay
men on “Psychology in Relation to
the Objectives of the Catholic Col
lege and University.” and “The
Role, of the Catholic Psychologist
in Professional Service.”
A symposium on “The Catholic
Contribution to a Scientific The
ory of Personality” will include
speeches by Dr. Magda Arnold of
Harvard University and Father
John A. Gasson. S.J.. of Spring
Hill College, Mobile. Ala.
A dinner meeting will include
an address by Dr. Alexander A.
Schneiders of Detroit University,
president of the association.
The American Catholic Psycho
logical Association, which num
hers 364 members from 31 states,
Puerto Rico. Canada and six for
eign countries was organized in
1948. Its two-fold purpose is to
interpret to Catholics the meaning
of modern psychology, advancing
its acceptance in Catholic circles,
and to work toward the integration
of psychology with a ho 1 i
thought and practice.
The Most Reverend Bishop
announces the following ap
Effective August 18, 1953
Th* Reverend John Eyerman
it released from hit pastoral du
ties at St. Bernard Parish, Corn
ing, because of ill health.
The Reverend Herman Crock
from Chaplain, St. Aloysius
Academy, New Lexington, to
Administrator, St. Bernard Par
The Reverend John Gref, Pas
tor, Our Lady of Sorrow* Parish,
The Reverend Vaclovas Sum
inas from Assistant Pastor, St.
Mary Magdalene Parish, Colum
bus, to Chaplain, St. Aloysius
Academy, New Lexington.
Roland T. Winel
The meeting, attended by 75 per
J..4S, including diocesan resett'e
ment directors from many part- of
the United States, dealt almost en
tirely with the provisions of the
new Act under the terms of which
214.000 refugees from foreign
countries will be admitted to the
United States above the regular
Monsignor Swanstrom pointed
out that although the Act's regula
tions concerning assurances for
refugees were much more rigorous
than those in effect under the Dis
placed Persons program, he was
particularly grateful because of the
broad definition of the term
“refugee” under the new law.
“Almost anyone from a commun
ist country who can prove that he
was not a communist is eligible.''
Monsignor Swanstrom said.
He added that the security re
quirements are strict under the
“This is desirable. We don
want to see any communists come
to the United States.”
He said that the act also provid
ed for financial aid for ocean
transport for the refugees who are
passed for admission into this
country. This assistance will be
furnished by the 21 member na
tions of the Intergovernmental
Committee for European migra
The assurances required under
K of Plans
The Knights of Columbus in this
area are moving ahead with plans
to expand the membership of the
organization and develop new
Leo F. Carty, assistant to the Di
rector ol the New Council Develop
ment program of the Supreme
Council of the Knights of Colum
bus, has been working in the Co
lumbus area cooperating with the
District Deputy Paul J. Lynch in
the expansion of the KC member
ship and development of new coun
cils of the K of here.
Already one new Council is in
the process of formation on the
northside of Columbus and it is
expected very shortly to be granted
its charter and take in its first class
of members. Parish chairmen in
ten northside parishes are convass
ing now for members and are hop
ing to receive the charter class
early in the fall. Temporary head
quarters for the new Council are
at Newman Hall but a permanent
home is expected by October first.
On the south side of the city, a
preliminary survey meeting has
been held with the pastors of the
five parishes and organizational
steps will be taken shortly to set
un a Council in the area of St.
Mary’s. St. Leo's. St. Ladislaus. St.
John's and Corpus Christi.
Interest has heen raised also in
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Annual Rally for Diocesan Holy Name
Society to be Held Sunday, Sept. 13
Father Albert E. Culliton, Diocesan director of the Holy Name Union and pastor of St. Christo
pher's Church, discusses plans for the annual Holy Name Rally with two of his committee heads.
Major Joseph E. Tritschler, left, is president of the Holy Name Union and a member of Our Lady of
Victory parish. Charles P. Gilbert, right, of Immaculate Conception parish, heads the rally committee.
The rally, for all Catholic men in the Columbus Diocese will be held at 3 p. m., Sunday, Sept. 13, in
the Fair Ground Coliseum, Columbus.
Prelate Says Refugee Law Strict
But Better Defined Than DP Rule
NEW YORK Although the recently passed Refugee
Relief Act of 1953 has its limitations, there is reason for op
timism because of what may be accomplished under its pro
visions, Msgr. Edward E Swanstrom declared here
Monsignor Swanstrom, who is the executive director of
War Relict Services National-------------
Catholic Welfare Conference, spoke
at a joint meeting of the National
Catholic Resettlement Council and
the American Committee on Spe
cial Migration, a non-sectarian
agency. The Monsignor is chair
man of both groups.
and his wages, must be determined
the Act provide, among other
things, that the type of job to be
held in this country by a refugee,
TaKo Second To
SYDNEY, Australia (NC)
Surrounded by lighted candles, a
picture of one ol the most famous
Catholics in the gallery of Aus
tralian sport stands—believe it or
not—over the high altar of an
Anglican chapel in one of the Mel
Australian Test cncketeers have
been heroes to thousands, but it is
doubtful if any other has ever won
the distinction enjoyed by former
star Stan McCabe. This is the story
behind the story
It is apparently the custom for
the Church of England Bishop of
Melanesia to present a photograph
of himself the Anglican chapels
in the islands. When he visited the
chapel in question, he found that
the natives had no picture of him.
but instead had cut a photograph
of Stan McCabe from a sports pa
per and installed it in the place of
honor over the altar.
The Bishop thought to end this
anomaly by sending the natives a
photograph of himself. However,
the islanders decided that Stan Mc
Cabe’s picture was “more better.”
And so the face of the Catholic
sportsman continues to beam down
upon the natives behind the flick
ering lights of their altar candles.
This information was obtained
from a Vatican official who de
scribed as "incorrect report or
iginating in Rome and stating that
the proclamation would be issued
on September 8.
The proclamation of the Marian
Year by His Holiness Pope Pius
XII had originally been expected
on August 15. the Feast ol the As
sumption of the Blessed Virgin.
The date ot September 8. given
in a current report, may have been
picked arbitrarily by a news agen
cy. the Vatican official explained,
becaust it is the feast of the Nativ
ity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
It is pointed out here that
there are a number of other Mar
ian feasts in September, which
could be selected hy the Pontiff
for issuing the proclamation if he
These other Marian feasts occur
in September: September 12. the
Holy Name of Mary September 15
the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, and September 24.
Our Lady of Ransom.
There was no assurance here
that the Pope would pick any of
these dates for the proclamation
of the Marian Year.
The Marian Year will commem-
in advance of his obtaining a visa.
Monsignor Swanstrom said.
He estimated that it would take
“a couple of months” for all the
regulations to be written and that
the first immigrants to arrive un
der the terms of the new law might
be here for the first of next year.
Daniel Quinn, representing the
Catholic Committee for Refugees,
told the meeting that Catholic
Charities which has in the past
investigated the homes to which
refugee children of the Catholic
Faith have been brought in this
country, will, in all probability,
undertake the same assignment un
der the new law.
Mr. Quinn said that a total of
1,700 Catholic orphans had been
placed with foster parents under
the legislation formerly in effect
and described the machinery
through which they had been
brought here as "very successful."
He expressed the hope that the
procedure under the new law,
which provides for the entry of
4,000 orphans who are under the
age of 10 at the time their visas
are issued, also will be carried out
Other speakers included Father
Aloysius J. Wycislo, WRS
N.C.W.C. assistant executive direc
tor. and Edward M. O'Connor, for
mer Displaced Persons Commis
The meeting adopted a resolu
tion which expressed the 'grate
ful appreciation to all those who
assisted in bringing about the en
actment of the emergency legisla
tion” on behalf of the National
Catholic Resettlement Council and
the American Committee on Spe
cial Migration. The meeting agreed
that copies of the resolution be
transmitted to members of Con
gress "whose services in this
worthy cause were outstanding”
No Definite Di te Established
VATICAN ITY -iM'i-1 he of
ticial proclamation of 1954 as a
Marian Year will not take place be
fore next month. No definite date
for the proclamation has yet been
2 Marian Year
orate the centennial of the proc
lamation of the Immaculate Con
ception of the Blessed Virgin by
Pope Pius IX as a dogma of Cath
olic Faith. The dogma slates that
Mary, the Mother of Christ, was
preserved from the stain of Origin
al Sin from the moment of her
conception in the womb of St. Ann.
There is a report in Rome that
the Marian year will be officially
initiated on December 8. the Feast
of the Immaculate Conception. No
official confirmation of the report
could be obtained.
NCWC To Ship
Surplus Butter To
WASHINGTON War* Relief
Services—National Catholic Wei
fare Conference has completed ne
gotiations with the Agriculture De
partment for the distribution ol
10.800.00(1 pounds ot surplus hut
ter to needy persons in Italy. Ger
many. Trieste and Austria, it has
The Agriculture Department said
that WRS-N.C.W.C. was the first
ot some 25 eligible voluntary agen
cies to submit a definite program
for distribution of 50.000.000
pounds of surplus butter which the
department has made axailable for
the needy overseas.
And Love Are
Price Tan Cants $3.00 A Yaar
To Be Staged
The annual rally of the Holy
Name Society, for all Catholic
men in the Columbus Diocese,
Bishop Ready presiding, will
he held at 3 p. m. Sunday,
Sept. 13 in the Fair Grounds
Date of the colorful event
was announced this week bv
Father Albert E. Culliton. Dio
cesan director of the Holy
Name Union and pastor of St.
Christopher’s Church. Columbus.
At the invitation of Bishon
Ready, the Most Rev. James H.
Griffiths, D.D. of New York City,
auxiliary bishon to the military vi
car. will he the guest sneaker.
Bishop Griffiths is known through
out the nation a« an exceptional
Fshop Edward G. Hettinger.
Auxiliary to Bishon Rea^v. will be
celebrant of the Pontifical Bene
The theme of the rallv is ‘Chris
tian Li’ ing Our Nation’s
Strength" and its purnose is to
serve as an act of praise to Our
Tx»rd. and also as an effort to stem
the rising tide of secularism and
religious indifferentism in our na
A procession of religious and
r1ioce«?n clergv and members of
Catholic organizations in the dio
cese will nrecede the rallv. A color
’’uard will nn**n the ceremony with
the rai'-in" of the American flag.
Charles Gilbert of Immaculate
Concent ion Parish heads the rallv
comm it H, a'-ririants a’c Mai.
Joseph E. Tritschler, president of
the Hnlv Name Union and a mem
ber of Our Lady of Victory narish:
August Grodrian St Christo
pher Church: Edward Wolf. St.
\!o-. (hitch secretary of the
Hnlv Name Union, program chair
man Edward Ryan. St. Christo
pher’s Parish, assistant program
director and Father Jame« Kulp,
director of religious ceremonies.
On the Lay Reception Commit
tee to welcome the Bishons ar®
John A. McAndrews, St. Aloysius
Parish and Charles Leach anH
Henrv Rinehart both of St. Agatha
Chairman of ushers and seatin'’
arrangements v 11 he James Rah
bit St Thomas the Apostle Church,
assisted bv Ralnh Kramer Sr.. Hob
Rosary Church. Roman Eyerman
of St. Mary's Parish and Leo Wal
ter of Corous Christi parish, will
suoervise the Boy Scouts.
Paris Fraeasso of Immaculate
Conception Church will supervise
the decorations and floral arrang*'
ments. and Victor Warkin of Chri1*
the King Parish will be in charge
of the public address system.
Band music will be arranged bv
Alphonse Cincione of St. Chris
topher’s Church. Bny Scouts will
have charge nf automobile park
Two Girls Take
Two Columbus area girls were
among the 27 novices who complet
ed the prescribed two-year noviti
ate and pronounced their first
vows in ceremonies held in the
Chapel of the Motherhouse of the
Sisters ol the Third Order Regular
of St. Francis. Congregation of Our
Lady of Lourdes. Rochester. Minn.
Sister Rosemary Griffin, the for
mer Ellen Patricia Griffin, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Griffin.
161 Edison Avenue. Circleville, and
Sister M. Sartok daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. Kaiser. 218 S. Roose
velt Avenue. Columbus, pronounced
their first vows on August 12.
A graduate of St. Marv of the
Springs Academy. Sister Rosemarv
is the sister of Father Patrick
GrifWn. administrator of Our Ladv
ol Sorrows parish. Lockbourne,
and director of Diocesan Cemeter
ies. She also has three sisters in
religion. Sister Ellen Patricia. OP.:
Sister Patrick Marie. O.P.. and Sis
ter Mary Rose. O.S.F. As her first
assignment. Sister Rose
marv will be a member of the staff
of St. Joseph’s School. Ironton.
A graduate of Rosary High
School. Columbus, and of the Col
lege of Saint Teresa. Winona.
Minn.. Sister Sarto as her first re
ligious assignment will be a mem
ber of the staff of Notre Dame
High School. Portsmouth.
Also on August 12 at the Roches
ter Motherhouse. 29 young women
received the Franciscan habit. On
August 15. FeaM of the Assump
tion of the Blessed Virgin Man.
an additional 12 Sisters pronounc
ed their perpetual vows and re
ceived the gold ring which marks
their final profession.
Bishop Edward A. Fitzgerald.
Bishop of Winona, Mitin official
ed at the ceremonies, preached th*’
sermon and celebrated the Ma
following the ceremonies.
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