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Coverage of Catholic News Vol. li, No. 48 & Bishop James Griffiths To Headline Holy Name Coliseum Rally, Sept. 13 Bishop Janies H. Griffiths. DI), of New York City, auxil iary bishop to the military vicar, will be the guest speaker at a giant Holy Name rally at 3 m. Sunday, Sept. 13 in the Fair Grounds Coliseum, Columbus. Catholic men from every parish and mission in the diocese are expected to attend the rally, designed to serve as an act of praising Our Lord, and as an at tempt to combat the increasing secularism and religious indiffer entism throughout the country. Bishop Ready will preside at the colorful ceremonies, and his aux iliary. Bishop Edward G. Hettinger, will be the celebrant of the Pon tifical Benediction. Bishop Griffiths, who is 50 years of age, is noted as an eloquent lec- Bishop James Griffiths turer, a learned theologian and educator. The prelale attended St. John's University, Brooklyn, earning a bachelors degree there in 1923. and a Master of Arts degree six years later. He also holds two honorary de grees from his alma mater, and another from Fordham University, New York. Bishop Griffiths also studied in Rome and received a Bachelor of Canon Laws degree at the Pontifical Gregorian Institute in 1925. and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from there in 1927, the year of his ordination. After serving in several New York parishes, the Bishop was ap pointed book censor for the Brook lyn Diocese, the first of tnany im portant diocesan posts. Later he was secretary of the Diocesan Tri bunal, then auditor, and finally vice-chancellor of the Brooklyn Di ocese. In 1943. he was made chancellor of the Military Ordinariate in the United States. Other honors include his elec tion in ,1941 as president of the American Canon Law Society, his appointment the same year as Gen* Lockhart prepares for his starring role In Mi Gene Lockhart is a man who loves his Catholic Faith. He’s a man who lues his Faith. Those are two facts that stand out clearly when you meet and talk with him. Mr. Lockhart is in Columbus to head the cast of "The 17th Star”, the play being staged at the Fair grounds in connection with Ohio's Scsquicentennial celebration The veteran actor made it a point, on his first day in Colum bus. to stop at the Cathedral Rec tory io meet and chat with Mon signor Harry S. Connelly, pastoi of Cathedral parish. To Mr. Lockhart, that is a most important part of checking into a new locality. In the course of our interview with him, Mr. Ixickhart spoke with understanding pride of his wife. Kathleen, and his daughter. June. The father, mother and daughter are all Third Order Franciscans. Kathleen, a veteran actress and tional Catholic Community Service (U.S.O.). In 1950. he was decorated with the Star of Solidarity Medal, by the Italian government. Last year he was appointed consultor for the Archdiocese of New York, and sev eral months ago he was appointed a member of the International In formation Administration, Depart ment of State. He was elevated to the position of Titular Bishop of Gaza and aux iliary to Francis Cardinal Spell man in November. 1949. The yearbook estimated that Catholics form 19.3 per cent of the U.S. population while combined Protestants form 34.7 per cent Number of clergymen rose from 181,123 to 183.899. Local churches reached a new peak of 285,277. According to the yearbook, there Knight Grand Cross of the Eques are 15 Protestant groups with a said. trian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. membership of more than one mil- -o and his election as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Na tion. After the Methodists which top this list, come Southern Bap- Love for Faith Is Outstanding Trait of Actor Gene Lockhart "The 17th Star". musics, has teamed up with her husband many limes on the screen, radio and, more recently, on tele vision. June, ot course, is another ac tress in her own right, but Gene talks little ol that these days. The 62-year-old actor can think only of November when his daughter will make him a proud and happy grandfather. June is married to a New York physician and surgeon. Dr. John Francis Xavier Maloney Gene spoke too of his family background. One famous ancestor, Sir Gibson Lockhart, the biogra pher of Sir Walter Scott, married Scotts daughter and succeeded in converting her to the Catholic Faith. Another William Lockhart, the son of an Anglican minister, studied (or a time with Cardinal Newman. Although a firm friend ship developed between the two, (Continued on Page 2) °»r™"E°„ryrsroNMf cOLuifQU3 Fr. Francis Faistl Offers Requiem Mass for Father Father Francis Faistl offered a Solemn Requiem Mass in Holy Ro- sary Church Monday for his father, Mr. Michael Faistl, who made his home at 555 Bulen Avenue. Colum bus. Mr. Faistl was 80 years of age. Aside from Father Francis Faistl, pastor of Sacred Heart Church. Alamosa. Colorado, Mr. Faistl is also survived by another son who is a priest. Father Clem ent Faistl, a chaplain in Korea, will be home next month. It was impossible tor him to be home for the funeral Mass Father Clement Faistl was pastor of St. Monicas. New Boston, before taking up his chaplain duties. Other survivors include three daughters: Sister Mary Benedicta of the Benedictine Order of Per petual Adoration. Kansas City Mo. Miss Mary Faistl, Columbus: and Mrs. John Brown, Chillicothe and two other sons, Michael and Paul, both of Columbus. Church Membership At All Time High for U.S. NEW YORK (NC) Church membership in the United States, outstripping population gains by two and a half times, has reached a high of more than 92,000.000. “The 1953 Year book of American Churches” has announced. Placing the 1952 figure at 92,277,129, the yearbook re ported last year s gain as 3.604. 124 or 4.1 per cent. The gain over population was twice as high as gains recorded for any single pre vious year, the Protestant publica tion stated. Roman Catholics in the U.S. were numbered at 30,253,427 with a 1952 gain of 3.5 per cent. Sec ond largest U.S. church body was the Methodist Church with 9,180, 428 members. (The Official Catholic Directory listed U.S. Catholics as of Janu ary 1, 1953, at 30.425.015.) Combined Protestant growth was figured at 3.9 per cent with a to tal of 54.299,963 members in all Protestant denominations. Jewish congregations remained at live mil lion. unchanged from the previous year. Next in order of the top six are: Eastern Orthodox* 2.353.783: Old Catholic and Polish National Cath olic. 366,956: Buddist. 73,000. Statistics are based on figures submitted by 251 religious bodies and compiled by the National Council of Churches of Christ. The 1952 Yearbook will be published in September. list Convention. 7.634,493 National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., 4,467.779 National Baptist Con vention of America. 2,606,289 Protestant Episcopal Church, 2, 482,887 Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 2.441.933: United Lu theran Church in America, 1.962, 256, etc. The yearbook figures showed a Sunday school enrollment increase of nearly two million or 6.4 per cent. Children of all religious groups attending Sunday School were estimated at 32.638,879. The Yearbook stated that church membership in the U.S. has dou bled in the p«rtt 26 years. Commenting on the 1952 figures. Dr. Benson Y. Landis, yearbook editor, attributed the rise partly to greatly increased birth rates in the 1940 s. to “widespread, syste matic evangelistic programs.’’ and to “the generally felt need for guidance in times of international tension and upheaval.’’ With 251 religious bodies report ing on membership the yearbook noted 98.2 per cent of church member Americans belong to 76 ol the groups while less than two per cent ol members belong to the re maining 175 smaller groups. The 18 church "bodies” with 1.000.000 or more ‘members ac count for 85 per cent of U.S. church members, the yearbook Released-Tinie Ok’d for Iowa Public Schools DES MOINES. la. (NC) Iowa’s public school students may be released during regular school hours for religious instructions out side of the school, the State Attor ney General’s office has ruled. The ruling was made as the re sult of inquiries from two Protest ant groups the Dubuque Council of Churches and the Lutheran Pas tors’ Council. The groups disclos ed that they plan to start a pro gram for third ajid fourth grade pupils this fall under which pupils from two public schools would be given religious instructions in near by churches. They asked County Attorney Robert Oeth of Dubuque, for an opinion on the legality of the released time plan and he. in turn, passed the question on to the State Attorney General’s office. Assistant Attorney General Kent Emery, in a lengthy opinion, said the board of directors of an Iowa school district may make provisions to excuse pupils, on the written request of their parents, for an hour each week to attend religious instruction classes conducted by non-school personnel at places which are not a part of the school premises. The opinion said that the Iowa Legislature has deemed it proper and advisable to encourage atten dance of children at religious ser vices and to attend places where they will receive religious instruc tion. ------------------o------------------ New Colombia Nuncio Presents Credentials BOGOTA. Colombia (NC Archbishop Paolo Bertoli present ed his credentials here to Presi dent Gustavo Rojas Pinilla as new ly appointed Papal Nuncio to Co lombia. Formerly Apostolic Dele gate to Turkey, Archbishop Berto li succeeded Archbishop Antonio Samore, who is now secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Extra ordinary’ Ecclesiastical Affairs in Rome. The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 28, 1953 A Solemn High Mass, Coram Episcopo, Bishop Ready presiding, will open the twoday amui teachers’ and principals’ meeting Wednesday at St. Mary of the Springs College. Columbus. Nearly 600 religious and lay teachers from Dr. Harold Bowers throughout the Diocese will be in attendance. The meeting, based on the theme “Training of the Religious Teach er.” will give teachers an oppor tunity to hear addresses by ex perts in the field of education, and will enable them to view the latest in text book material and school equipment and supplies. More than 60 exhibits by publishers and equipment firms will be featured. Father Ambrose Freund, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, New Phil adelphia, will be celebrant ol the Solemn Mass and Msgr. Herman E. Mattingly, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Columbus, will give the sermon. Father Hugh Murphy of St. Charles Seminary and Father Ben nett Applegate, superintendent of schools, will be deacon and sub deacon respectively. Father Wil liam Maloney, pastor of St. Aloysi- Mies Marie Corrigan us Church. Columbus, and father Edward McGinty, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Newark, will serve as chaplains to the Bish op Msgr George F. vessel. pastoi Serious Enough to Stop a Ball Gaine Fifty. Firs’ Mhum. PRINCIPALS'* TtAKfiSrtftW "Wonder what they're cookin' up for us this year." That would summarize the feel ings of these school children as they squint at the sign announcing the 51st annual princi pals and teachers meeting that will take place at St. Mary of the Springs, Sept. 2-3. Annual Teachers Meeting to Open Wednesday with Solemn High Mass of Holy Family Church Columbus, will be assistant priest. Principal speakers include Miss Marie A. Corrigan, of the Catholic University of America. Washing ton, D. C. Dr. Harold J. Bowers, supervisor of the Division of Teacher Education and Certifica tion for the Ohio Department of Education, and Sister Aquinas, O.S.F., diocesan supervisor of sci ence, Green Bay, W is. “Organizing a Guidance Pro gram’ will be the subject of a talk by Miss Corrigan, a distin guished educator. Born in Rose mount, Minn., she received a bach elor s degree at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul. Her master s degree was conferred in 1940 by the University of Minnesota. Her teaching experience in cludes posts as teacher, supervisor and principal in public schools in Minnesota. Before joining the Catholic University faculty in 1945 Miss Corrigan was a counselor in the University of Minnesota’s Vet crans’ Bureau. She is a member of the Minne sota Education Association and the Association ol University Profes- L' A ,4mM w Sr. M. Jeanne, O.S.F. sors. and is affiliated with the Del ta Kappa Gamma sorority and Psi Chi. the national honorary society in psychology. She has contributed articles on guidance to the Minnesota Journal of Education and the English Jour nal, and wrote the chapter on guid ance for the curriculum for Min nesota schools. Dr. Bowers, who has served as a supervisor of Teacher Education and Certification in the State De partment ol Education since 1936, will discuss “State Requirements for Certification.” He holds degrees from Ohio Northern and Ohio State Universi ties. and after graduation served New Bishop of Versailles VATICAN CITY (Radio. NC) Father Alexander Renard, of the Diocesan Institute ot Lille. France, has been named Bishop ol Versailles by His Holiness Pope Pius XII. it was announced here. Bishop-elect Renard succeeds Bishop Benjamin Roland-Gosselin, who died last year. as a teacher and administi ator in Ohio schools for 10 years. He is a member of the National Council on Accreditation in Teacher Edu cation. and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Ohio North ern. Sister Aquinas will demonstrate the use of charts which she devel oped for high school social science teachers. Her many accomplishments in clude authorship of a series of sci ence books for the first three (Continued on Page 2) Sr. Mary Alan Dies at Springs A Requiem High Mass was offer ed last week lor Sister Mary Alan Smith. O.P., 33, who died August 18 at St. Mary ol the Springs. Sis ter Alan was given final absolution by her three brothers, all Domin ican priests. A native of New York. Sister Mary Alan entered the novitiate on September 8. 1943, and was pro fessed on August 14. 1945. Her first assignment was al Holy Name School. Columbus. She also taught at St. Aloysius School. Wilmerding, St. Williams. East Pittsburgh, and St. Andrew Avellino. Flushing, New York. Sister Mary Alan is survived by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith ol New York, a triplet bro ther, Father Raymond Smith. O.P., prolessor at St. Rose Priory, Springfield. Kentucky, and a trip let sister. Mrs. Richard Kummer. Jersey City, and two other bro thers. Father Ferrer Smith, O.P., and Father Alan Smith. O.P., pro fessors at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington., D.C. All of her family were with her when she died. Sister Mary Alan's brothers were celebrant and ministers at the Solemn Requiem Mass on Au gust 20. ------------o------------------ Give Honor To Modern Martyrs LONDON. (NC)—Exiled Ukraini ans walked singing through the streets of Coventry, British auto mobile center, to lay a wreath in memory of those w ho died for their Faith in Europe. The procession was the highlight of a day of protest at the continu ed persecution of their fellow countymen by the communists and at the lack of concern which this persecution appears to arouse in the Christian West. "We cannot understand this conspiracy of silence about crimes which cry to God for vengeance,” Professor H. Holubowych, one of their leaders told a protest rally. “The Ukrainian Church with its Hierarchy was completely destroy ed—a Church of 10 Bishops. 3.470 priests and 4.283.000 faithful. “Some of the Bishops have al ready met a glorious death. All but one of the others are imprison ed. And we are proud of the men to whom suffering and death were preferable to betraying the Church of God,” he added. The 62-year-old prelate native of Durand. Mich., has been inter ested in labor problems since his student days at St. Mary Seminary Baltimore. Md. As a student, he made a study of the Michigan cop per strike in 1913. and a year later gave his first ot many labor ad dresses. He lectured before Holy Name Coup in Iran Seen as Brake On Red Power CAIRO. Egypt (NC) The royalist coup in Iran has for the time being checked the insidious march to power by communism in that country. This is the reaction of Chris tian circles here over the ser ies of attempted coups and coups which catapulted a Shah supporter, Maj. Gen. Fazollah Za hedi. into the post of premier, and landed former premier Mohammed Mossadegh in pi ison Christian circles had expressed concern over what they termed Mossadegh's secret collaboration with the communists, who ere of ficially outlawed in Iran. Both the young Shah. Mohammed Reza Pah levi and the new premier are known to be staunchly opposed to communism While Christians form only a small minority of the Iranian pop ulation. the fear is expressed here that they would quickly feel the heavy hand of communism should the Reds ever seize complete pow er in Iran. It is recalled here that during Iran's troubles with Russia over the Azerbaijan province (1944 1946). a puppet communist regime there immediately began a perse cution of religious groups. It is noted that religious worship was restricted, religious schools closed, and religious instruction forbidden in the communist-controlled schools. The property of both de vout Christians and Moslems was confiscated. Iranian Catholics number only about 17.000 a population of 20 million, or less than one in a thou sand. The Catholics belong to the Latin. Armenian and Chaldean rites. Since 1925 they have enjoy ed a great measure of freedom, with the exception of the troubles in Azerbaijan. Christianity was reportedly first introduced in Iran shortly after the Resurrection of Christ. However, the Christians in the Iran area embraced the Nestorian heresy in the early Christian cen turies. Later they were almost wip ed out when the Moslems gained power there. Many of the present day Catho lics in Iran are descendants of heretical groups and have rejoin ed the Church within the last cen tury. “Where Charily Knd Love Are There k God" Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year Diocese Will Honor XV orker at Annual Mass on Labor Day The ninth annual Labor Day Mass, designed to emphasize the Church's interest in economic life, as well as to promote the virtues of justice and charity among management and lab or, will be held at 10 a. m. Sept 7, in St. Joseph Cathedral. Bishop Ready, who .nitiated the special I^abor Day observance in the Columbus Dioces- in 1945. will preside at the Mass. The diocese was one of its first in the nation to have such a celebration Representatives of AFL, CIO and independent unions have formed committees which have arranged the specia.' event. Principal speaker u ill be Msgr. William J. Flanagan, rector of St. Mary Cathedral Lansing Mich who is a leading exponent of Catholic social doctrine. 1920 s and 1930’s on minimum wages, lamily allowances, unioni zation, collective bargaining, and better attention to Encyclical ad monitions. He also has made many radio addresses. Msgi Flanagan held numerous pastorates in Michigan in the period between his ordinalion at Detroit in 1916. and 1944 when he became pastor of St. Mary Cathe dral. He was invested as a Do mestic Prelate in 1950. Meanwhile in a statement issued this week by the Social Action De partment of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Labor Day was singled out as an occasion for qualified giatitudc and for guarded and realistic optimism.” Citing gains made by the work ing people in this country, the statement noted that more people are employed at the present than at any other time in history, that B, 1 M»gr. William Flanagan the standard of living is high, and that great strides have been made in improving race relations. “Nevertheless.” the department continued, “we are still faced with a number of serious economic pro lems. thoughtful consideration of which will serve to put us on our guard against the deadly virus of complacency.” Among the problems, the state ment said, are the chaos and disaster which might result when the cold war ends, the misplaced emphasis of giving foreign coun tries military, rather than economic aid. and the low standard of liv ing of many people in this wealthy nation. In discussing labor-management relations, the NCWC unit asserted that cooperation is lagging on both sides. The statement elaborated: “The chief fault of some in management has been that of op (Continued on Page 2) Notre Dame \un Dies at Academy A Requiem High Mass was of fered by Father Edward Healey, Thursday. August 19, in the con vent chapel of St. Joseph's Acad emy for Sister Mary Athanasia, S.N.D.. who died last week. Sister Athanasia was 90 years old- Fifty years of her life were devoted to teaching at St. Patrick's school and St. Joseph s Academy in Columbus. Sister also taught at parochial schools in Reading and Cincinnati. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters New7 Principals Named For Diocesan Schools A very important question in the minds of school children was answered this week by the Diocesan School Office when the list of new principals for elementary and high schools in the diocese was published. New principals have been assigned to the following Colum bus High schools: Holy Family, Sister M. Imelda. R.S.M.: Holy Ro sary, Sister M. Eunice. O.S.F. St. Joseph Academy. Sister Marie Te resa. the superior, is also the new principal of the Academy's Grade School. In high schools outside the city, the following principals have been named: Central Catholic, Chilli cothe. Sister Annina. S.C. St. Jo seph s, Dover, Sister De La Salle, C.D.P. St. Francis. Newark. Sister Teresa Vincent. O.P.: Notre Dame, Portsmouth, Father Robert G. White Holy Family. Somerset, Sis ter M. Georgianna, O.P. The following Sisters have been named principals of Columbus ele mentary schools Holy Family, Sister Catherine, R.S.M. Holy Spirit. Sister Michael Joseph. O.P.: Immaculate Conception, Sister Reginald. O.S.F. St. Aloy&ius, Sis ter Mary Denis, S.N.D. St. Fran cis, Sister Anna Maria. O.P.: St. Ladislaus. Sister M. Rosaline, S.C.N. St. Leo's, Sister M. Elise, O.S.F. St. Michael's, Sister M. Li beria. O.S.F. In elementary schools outside the city, students will meet the following new’ principals: St. Mary’s, Chillicothe. Sister Annina, S.C.: St. Joseph’s, Dover, Sister De La Salle, C.D.P. St. Mary’s, Lan caster. Sister M. Charlene. O.P. SL Mary's, Marion. Sister Dorothea, S.C. St. Francis., Newark. Sister Romaine. O.P. Sacred Heart, New Philadelphia. Sister M. Ger ard. C.D.P. Holy Trinity. Somerset, Sister Georgiana, OP St. Nichol as. Zanesville, Sister Bemaleen, O.S.F and St. Thomas. Zanesville, Sister Imelda. OJP.