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Coverage of Catholic New* Vol. II, No. 49 71 To the Reverend Clergy. Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus. My beloved Brethren: The new school year offers the occasion for straight thinking about youths’ need of religious education. It is gratifying that the worthy mothers and fathers of our Parishes have conscientious ly regarded their obligat-iort to their children in this essential mat ter. The excellence of the parish schools in this Diocese has en couraged the ready cooperation of good parents. Our schools stand today in such a favored place of distinction because of the past com mon sacrifices of Pastors, of Sisters and of the faithful. We have said often that there is no substitute tor religious education. 1^ begins in the home by word and example and loving discipline on the part of parents who recognize their responsibility for the moral training as well as the physical well-being of their children, it continues in the parish school under the devoted care of Christlike Shepherds and the expert skill of saintly teachers. Our schools provide the finest opportunities for youth in learning and culture plus that which gives purpose and nobility to life—Chris tian truth and morality. Your loyalty to the Church in these contusing times and your eagerness to have your children in Catholic schools even at the cost ol great personal sacrifice will merit the Lord’s blessing on your homes. All of us are mindful of the fervent Catholic parents who are rearing their children in towns and districts where there are no parish schools. It is deeply edifying to note the extraordinary means these parents take in providing bus transportation to neighboring communities so that their children can receive the heritage of a Catholic education. We commend such faithful mothers and fathers and the good Pastors who aid them so generously. Bus transporta tion to Catholic schools and the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine are the means of instructing many youth in the rural areas of the Diocese. The growth of our school population has made it necessary to build new schools and to enlarge existing schools. In every city of the Diocese this growth has affected the high schools as well as .the primary schools. The good people of the Diocese have accepted this condition with characteristic vision and generosity. They well realize what these Catholic high schools give to youth'and how much youth today needs the inspiration and guidance of Christ and His Church. You share my anxiety and that ot your Pastors about providing teachers to staff new schools. Without Priests and Sisters and de voted lay teachers our schools could not exist. The consecrated lives of our Sisters make our schools possible. We owe them our grati tude and our unfailing prayers. I urge you, my beloved Brethren, to join me in praying daily for God’s blessing on our schools and ol daily askkig for an increase of vocations to the Holy Priesthood and for numerous devout young ladies to enter the Sisterhoods engag ed in the apostolate for souls in this Diocese of Columbus. Let no day pass without your fervent prayer for this intention and daily accept the sacrifices of your life for God's favor on this holy work. Again 1 appeal for greater recognition of the outstanding Col lege for Women which we are singularly blessed to have here in the Diocese and City of Columbus. The Dominican Sisters for more than a century have educated generations of youth. They also have given the example of scholarly, saintly lives and promoted the rich tradition of Catholic culture among all citizens in the communities of this Diocese. With courage and sacrifice the Dominican Sisters ac cepted the task of establishing in Columbus the College of Saint Mary of the Springs. Its record during the past three decades is known in the worthy lives and high achievements of the young ladies who sought the best in educational experience. The College deserves our unqualified endorsement and generous support. It is an educational treasure which the Diocese of Columbus holds beyond price. The College of Saint Mary of the Springs offers su perior training in all areas of college work to young ladies who are willing and able to accept it. I plead with parents who are con sidering college opportunities for their daughters to recognize not only their Christian obligation but also the unexcelled social and educational advantages of the “Spring.” I urge the Pastors in the city of Columbus and throughout the Diocese to continue to use every occasion to recommend the high merits of the Coiloge. The young ladies of our parishes and schools should be the first to seek a Catholic College in preference to any other, especially when that college offers the unparalleled advantages which Saint Mary of the Springs offers. In making this appeal, we desire above every thing else to promote the real interests of the individual student and to contribute in a notable degree to the development in this community of an enlightened, moral, cultured Christiah woman hood. The College of Saint Mary of the Springs offers the beSt hope for the fulfillment of that desire. Through the intercession of our Immaculate Queen we implore God’s choicest blessings at the beginning of this new school year on Pastors and parents and teachers, on all youth who seek the joy of life in Christ, and especially on our devoted Sisters who, by word and deed, lead youth to the Kingdom of Heaven. The Augtist 26. 1953 Devotedly in our l^ord. MICHAEL .J. READY Bishop of Columbus To Ask God’s Blessings For Those Who Labor On Labor Day. next Monday at 10 a. m. in St. Joseph Cathedral. Bishop Ready will preside at the ninth annual Mass to be celebrated by the diocese on the holiday In a recent letter to the clergy in the diocese, the Bishop outlined the reason* tor the special Mass in this manner “This annual religious observance of the holiday emphasizes lor the community the true character which Catholics attach to the day. We realize that peace is the work of justice, as Pope Pius Xll has eloquently declared on his Papal Coat of Arms. Political, industrial and economic peace will be the long desired fruit of the virtues of justice and charity applied specifi cally to labor relations. Unbridled power and brutal force are the evi dence of a rampant spirit of greed and selfishness. Peace and pros perity cannot result from such a spirit. We are well aware that a secularist philosophy which leaves God out of human relationships can no more succeed in Industrial life than it has anywhere else. We condemn that philosophy in educa tion and business life. It cannot be accepted as the way to social peace and justice. "We should pray this Labor Day that God's biassings descand on all those who work and who hire la bor to the end that they may live as brothers in the love of their Savior Jesus Christ. This much desired spirit of cooperation will bring about a great abundance of material goods for all citizens and result in a community relationship which will prevent the ugly growth (Continued on Page 2) mink 9 Vdi At the same time, the commun ist daily, People's World, came out with a defense of the Alameda County Court ruling and also at tacked His Eminence James Fran cis Cardinal McIntyre, Archbishop of Los Angeles. President Robert J. Cox of Los Angele.* Pacific College, conducted by the Free Methodists, warned that the questionable decision could lead to a State monopoly of education. He said: “1 feel that in this State we re eventually go ing to have to provide a more fa vorable climate lor private cduca tional institution* if we wish to maintain our standards with those ol other States. Unless this de cision is changed we will eventu ally have a monopoly of education by the State.” Elder Roy L. Benton, secretary of the religious library association of the Seventh Day Adventists, said: “The fact that there was doubt in (he minds of three .judges of the court is indicated by then split decision Since the legisla ture has spoken and the people have spoken by their approval of Proposition Three, there is not any doubt that tax exemption for private schools, as in the other States, is just and will be upheld by the higher court.” "Decision Unfair" Dr. Clarence vvrignt. pastor of Wilshire Presbyterian Church, said the courts decision was “illogical and unfair.” He said the matter should be carried to the States highest court and added: “I do not see any logic in exempting educa tional institutions on a collegiate level and then refusing this leni ency to grammar and secondary Fair-Goers Receive Comm union Fair goers were given an opportunity to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion at the Fair Grounds Sunday. Monsignor Gilbert Schmenk, of the Pontifical College Jo sephinum, offered two Masses, at 8:30 and 10:30, in the Music Hall. In the above photo, Msgr. Schmenk is shown distributing Communion at the 8:30 Mass which was attended by a huge crowd. The girls' choir from St. Peter's Church sang the Masses. Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, September 4, 1953 Sometimes Life Can He Black Kenneth Sento, a new first grader at St. Ladislaus School, Columbus, takes his first big knock in school life when he learns from the first grade teacher, Sister M. Monica, S. C. N., that he will have to attend classes without the companionship of his dog "Fluff." The pup looks anything but happy about the news, but Kenneth takes the blow like a little man. Alice Rose Hirshman, another St. Ladislaus pupil, gets a kick out of the affair while her little sister Sharon seems prepared to tackle most anything the coming school year may bring even the photographer. Protestants Protest Court Decision Forbidding School Tax LOS ANGELES Leaders of southern California Pro testant institutions have expressed indignation over the Ala meda County Superior Court's ruling, which held a measure exempting non-profit, religious-sponsored schools from taxa tion was unconstitutional. schools.” A hope that the California Su preme Court will reverse the de cision was expressed by Dr. Rolph K. McPherson, pastor of Angelus Temple and president of the In ternational Church of the Four Square Gospel. Dr. Albert B. Schwertz, pastor of the First English Lutheran Church, declared: “This decision actually means that religion is being per secuted. which means that the on ly ones benefiting from this de cision will be the anti- or non religious. It’s a travesty on jus tice that this State is the only one allowing taxes on religious activi ties.” Reds Crow The communist daily. People's World, characterized the efforts of The elections were he’d on the final day of the meeting. Other newly elected International Feder ation officer* include Miss Margai et Keleher of Woburn. Mass., fir* vice-president: Miss Margaret Kra mer. Cantonsv ille. Md.. second vice-president Mi*. Patrick Crow ley, Wilmette. Illinois, member of holic Times 4 Exemption Californian* of all religious faiths who fought loi the tax exemption of private schools as “a $150,000, 000 business in this countrv alone The article claimed that tax ex emption is a tax subsidy and vi olates the principle of separation of Church and state. Inadvertently, apparently, the communist paper got one tact straight. In its previous attacks on Cardinal McIntyre, the paper has referred to him as “a former Wall Street corporation lawyer But in this issue it called the Cardinal a "former Wall Street junior execu five." Cardinal McIntyre became a “Wall Street junior executive af ter he went to work at $3 a week as a runner for a Wail Street house, at the age of 13. Some 16 years later he turned oown offers of a partner*hip in the same house to study for the priesthood. The communist paper accused the Cardinal of engineering a $1,000,000 “tax giveaway.” Columbusite Elected A.D. Alumnae President The Ohio Federation of the Notre Dame de Namur Alum nae, and the Columbus Chapter in particular, were signally honored at the International Federation's eleventh trienniel convention held in Cincinnati recently with the election of their member. Miss Mane J. Nerny, 553 S. Ohio Avenue, "as president of the organization. Reds Provoke Attacks On Church, Clergy GRAZ. Austria—An intensifica tion of communist inspired "spon taneous” mob attacks on Catholic Bishop* in ug*la■ ia is inr’.rated by report* coming from that coun try. These reports state that, a few days ago. a central committee was set up in Zagreb, capital of Croatia to direct this new campaign against religion in general and the Cath olic Church in particular. At the same time it wa.* learned that top-ranking communist lead ers in Croatia recommended ioi mation of local committee* in ev ery town and village, consisting ol the most trusted member*. Their task would be “to combat the evil influence of the Catholic Croat so called ‘Bishops.’ the avowed ene mies of the people and the *erv ants of the Vatican” Chief adviser of the central com mittee in its war against the church is. according to reports re ceived here. Dr. Marko Kostrench ich. professor ol history of law at Zagreb university. Before the war he was a well known freemason and a strong supporter of the dic tatorial regime of King Alexander. This new wave nf persecution is the answer of the Communist Par ty tn the Catholic Bishops’ refusal to tolerate in their dioceses the government-snonsored “Priests’ As sociation of SS. Cyril and Method ius” and the “Uat'holic Priests' Pro fessional Association for Croatia It has been learned here that se cret instructions have been sent to local party organizations through out Croatia. They' prescribe that the "people" of the villages should give such a "welcome" to the Bish ops coming to carry out "the so called Confirmation of children," that the Bishops would be compell ed to leave the village immedi ately. Under these secret instructions, the state authorities, including po lice, are to keep aloof and not in terfere in anv dispute or quarrel that ni.ght arise between the Bish ops and “the angry patriots who resent the tools of the Vatican be ing engaged in political agitation. At the same time, however, the state authorities are to see to it that the "peoples anger not lead to any serious physical attack on the Bishops, “which would cause damage tn Yugoslavia abroad.” s#"-" the Trinity College Chapter, thud vice-president, Mrs. John McDon nell. Chicago. 111., recording secre tary Miss Rosemary Roehin. Day ton. O., corresponding secretary Mrs. Albert Metz, Jr., Bala-Cynwyd. Pa., treasurer: and Miss Kathleen Cagney. Washington. D.C., audi tor. The immediate past president of the International Federation is Mrs. George W. Cable of Marys ville. California. More Honors A .second distinction came 'o the Columbus Chapter with the elec tion ot two of its members as of ficers in the Ohio Federation Mrs. Joseph Thayer, Cleveland. ().. an active member of the Columbus Chapter, was elected president ol the Ohio Federation, and Miss Margaret Maeder. 119 N. Cassing ham Road. Columbus, was elected corresponding secretary. Other newly elected officers of the Ohio Federation include Mrs. G. Edward Ixigcs of Dayton, re cording secretary Miss Mary Louise Straley. Dayton, treasurer. Mrs. John Becker. St. George hap ter. Cincinnati, trustee. The new state director i* Miss Eileen McBreen of the Summit hapter in Cincinnati. The immedi at" past president is Miss Jean Orr of the Court Street Chapter in Cin cinnati. Duties Defined Meeting at Mount Xolre Dame. Reading. 140 delegates from the United States heard their duties as Catholic lay women deimed by Fa I her William J. Schmidt. S.J pres (Continued on Page 2) Seminary Setting For Second Annual Music Study Approximately seventy choir Directors, teachers and organ ganists, lay and religious, from throughout the diocese, met last week at St. Charles Seminary to attend the Summer School of Liturgical Music. It was the sec ond such school to be organized in the history of the diocese. Those who attended the school are pictured above with the members of the staff following the Solemn High Mass that marked the closing of the five day session. The School staff members are pictured at right witn rather F. Thomas Gallen of St. Charles Seminary, Diocesan Director of Music. Pictured left to right next to Fr. Gallen are Father Dominic Keller, O.S.B., director of the seminary and monastic choirs at St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minn. Mr. Ralph Jusko, organist, vocal coach, choral conductor, lectur er end national authority on Bishop Ready Urges Pastors To Establish St. incent de Paul Groups in All Parishes Bishop Ready expressed the. hope that a Conference will be estab lished in every parish functioning according to the rules of the So ciety. “Since no good work is for eign to the Society. E.*hop Ready added, “and the opportunities tor the pi act ice of spiritual and cor poral works of mercy are unlimit ed, all parishes, large or small Bishop Haas. Social Action Crusader, Dies GRAND RAPIDS. Mich (NC) —Bishop Francis J. Haa« of Grand Rapids died unexpectedly here Sat urday. Aug. 29. following a heart attack. The famed crusader for social justice had sufiered a first attack on May 27 but had appeared to be recovering. Renowned for his work in set tling strike problems during Amer icas turbulent thirties when he served in top federal labor posts. Bishop Haas died as Catholics thoughout the U.S planned Labor (Continued on Page 2) Seventy Attend Diocesan Liturgical School Catholic Church music and Mr. John Yonkman, organist and di rector of music of the Cathedral at Fort Wayne and secretary ef the Fort Wayne Diocesan Church “Where Charity And Love Are There k God’* Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year Bishop Ready this week sent to all pastors in the Diocese of Columbus a letter urging them to establish Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences in their parishes. Saying that the Society has been established here for three years, Bishop Ready pointed out that there are only 36 Conferences in the entire Dio cese. “Out own Parish Conferences.” the Bishop wrote “have already given a notable amount nf chant ahle assistance to many poor fam ilies. The member.* have also brought much consolation to the aged anti handicapped w horn they have visited in institutions..” rich or poor can use a zealous and energetic Conference.” Members in the 36 Parish Con ferences of the Society now num ber 300. During 1952. these mem bers gave assistance to 142 fam ilies. 547 individuals and made 594 visits to hospitals and institutions. The activities of the members of the Society under the spiritual works of mercy include assisting children to attend parochial schools or catechism instruction classes, encouraging individuals to return to the practice of their religion, distribution of prayer books, rosar ies and other religious articles. Material assistance in a great number of ways was given during 1952. The total amount of such as -i*tance in term* of dollars would amount to more than $7000. Extension Committee With the help of the Society’s moderator Father Lawrence Cor coran the Particular Council has formed an Extension Committee to aid pastors in carrying out the Bishop s wishes. Chairman of the Committee will be John Clifford, treasurer of the Particular Council Other commit tee membei include John Statt rr.illei president of the Holy Ros ary onietence Joseph Duffy, president of the St. Peter’s Con ference: Frank O Rc.lly. president ol the St \u2ii*tinc s onference, and Vthui Miller, vice-president of the Our Lady of Victory Con ference. Two additional members will be added to complete the com mittees rbster. The formation of the Extension Committee is in keeping with a move throughout the country to .-tress exten-ion nf the Society Na tional and regional ommittees have been formed ..... -.. "O ..-. .. 8 Belgian \uns Expelled by Reds HONG KONG (NC) Eight Belgian medical missionary Sis ters who had worked at the Cath olic hospital at Kanchow Kiangsi, since January. 1949. reached this British colony after being expelled by the Chinese communists. A gov ernment official accompanied them all the way from Canton to the border to make sure they left the country. The nuns are Canonesses of St. Augustine, and while most of them came to China after World War II, some had been working in the country as long as 20 and 30 years. '*t *4 Commission. The course was sponsored by the Gregorian In stitute of America designed to raise the standards of liturgical music.