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Plan Special
Family Devotions
During October
Vol. Ill No. 2
Ground Breaking Set
1st Good Thief Masses
To Be Offered Sunday
A special Mass in honor of St. Dismas. newly-instituted by
the Holv See, will be lebrated by Bishop Ready at 10 a. m.
Sunday at the London Prison Farm chapel.
On January 30, 1953. the Sacred Congregation of Rites
granted to the prisons of the United States the privilege of
permitting, on the second Sunday
of each October, the celebration of
a M..ss of the Good Thief. The
rite of this new feast is such that
it supersedes the Sunday and all
other celebrations except a double
of the First Class. The Mass itself
is one taken from the Proper of
the Congregation of the Passion.
“Good Thief Sunday,” as it is
called, will be observed for the
first time in more than 250 pris
ons and correctional institutions
Rome Creates
5 New Indian
DELHI. India—(N.C.)—The Holy
See has raised live Indian dioceses
to th? rank of metropolitan arch
dioceses, the Papal Internunciature
here has announced.
At the same time the Bishops of
these Sees have been raised to the
rank of Archbishops. The new
Archbishops and their new* archdi
oceses are:
Archbishops Thomas Pothaca
mury of Bangalore. Joseph Mark
Gopu of Hyderabad, John P. Leon
ard of Madhurai. Eugene D'Souza
of Nagpur and Nicholas Kujur of
The suffragan dioceses placed
under these new metropolitan arch
dioceses are as follows:
Bangalore: Mangalore,
and Bellary.
Hyderabad: Vijayavada.
Guntur. Vizagapatam and
and Tu-
Madhurai Trichinopoly
Nagpur. Raigarh Ambikapur and
Ranchi Cuttack and Sambalpur.
These other ecclesiastical chang
es were announced here:
The dioceses of Calicut. Cochin
nd Alleppy have been made suff
ragans of the Verapoly archdio
cese. Calicut was formerly a suff
ragan of Bombay. Cochin and
APenpey were suffragans of Goa.
The diocese of Malacca in Ma
lava, formerly a suffragan of Pon
dicherry. Is now' immediately sub
ject to the Holy See.
The third annual workshop de
signed to encourage existing lunch
programs and to promote programs
in parishes where the planned
lunch room is not yet a reality will
be held Monday. Oct. 12 in St. Aga
tha school cafeteria, Upper Ar
Visitors from the entire diocese
—as well as national figures in (he
United States Department of Ag
riculture will present
informative talks at
which gets under way
a. m. registration.
plans and
ex ent
a 9:30
to the
located at
St. Agatha’s parish,
dav-long program, is
2-fU Andover Road. Upper Arling
ton. The Cafeteria is part of the
addition huilt on to the rapidly
expanding St. Agatha school.
in the U.S. and Canada, in order
to promote devotion to the saint
among prisoners, and to emphasize
to penal and correctional expe is
the vital role of religion in
habilitation of prisoners.
In addition, correctional institu
tions in at least 39 other states
and in Canada will participate
with Masses in the chapels of fed
eral, state, county and city prisons,
reformatories and juvenile deten
tion homes. Thousands of inmates
will attend.
The move was spearheaded by
Father Salvator Fink. O.F.M., 37
year-old Franciscan who was then
chaplain at the New Jersey State
Reformatory at Annandale.
Devotion to St. Dismas has long
been encouraged by both Catholic
and Protestant prison chaplains.
Catholic Lecture Series
NEW YORK—(NC) —A lecture
series, “Five Wednesday Evenings
of Good Talk.” will be sponsored
at Columbia University here by the
counselor to Catholic students.
Third Annua] School-Luncheon
Workshop to he Held Monday
With the enthusiasm of the
ents and the interest of the
tor. Father George Kennedy,
the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth,
Kentucky, who staff the school, the
planned lunch-room at St. Agatha
has become a reality.
All pastors. Sisters, cafeteria
personnel and PTA members of the
diocese are invited to attend the
The program includes the dem
onstration and serving of a “Type
A” school lunch to the guests.
This issue of the Catholic Times
includes a special eight-page tab
loid supplement on the school
cafeteria program.
the re­
at the
Assisting Bishop Ready
Pontifical Low Mass will be
George Schorr, vice chancellor of
the diocese, and Father Eugene
Sweeney, O.M.I., prison farm chap
Father Sweeney, who has been
chaplain of the prison for five
years, has written a manual in
honor of St. Dismas the Good Thief,
who begged Christ's forgiveness
before dying on the cross next to
His on Calvary.
The manual, approved by Bishop
Ready in 1952, includes prayers of
special devotion to the saint and a
litany written by an inmate of the
prison farm. The prisoners will
receive the manual Sunday.
Other Institutions in the Colum
bus Diocese where similar Masses
will be celebrated are Ohio Peni
tentiary, the Franklin County
Workhouse, Good Shepherd Con
vent, Chillicothe Federal Reforma
tory. Delaware Industrial School
for Girls, Friendship Shawnee Hon
or Camp, Junction City Brick Plant,
Lancaster Boys’ Industrial School,
Hocking Honor Camp. Logan Mar
ion Training School. Marysville
Reformatory for Women, Roseville
Branch Prison.
Ground-breaking ceremonies, beginning the construction
of the Bishop Watterson High School on Cooke Road, just east
of High Street, will be held Sunday, October 11. Bishop
Ready will preside at the ceremonies which will begin at 2 p. m.
Low bid contracts were awarded last week to three firms
for the construction oi the 900-pu
pil structure. The contract for gen
eral construction was awarded to
the Sever-Williams Construction
Co., Washington Court House:
plumbing and heating bids went
to Sheridan Heating and Plumbing
Co., Columbus electrical bids were
obtained by Electric Power Equip
ment Co., Columbus.
Following a flag-raising ceremony
at the northeast corner of the 16
acre site. Bishop Ready will form
ally bless the grounds and then of
ficially begin the construction by
turning the first spade of ground.
Music for the occasion will be pro
vided by the St. Charles Seminary
arid St. Mary of the Sprirgs
Choirs. The elementary schools of
the city will be represented by the
Grade School Band.
Watterson High School Is the
first of the proposed high schools
to be built partially from funds
obtained riming the recent Devel
opment Fund campaign which net
ted pledges totalling more than
$2,500,000. Mr. E. Faber Biggert.
general chairman of the drive, will
also take part in the ground-break
ing ceremony.
Mr. George Sever, a member of
St. Colman's Parish in Washington
C.H., indicated that his company
will extend itself in
have at least part of
ready for occupancy
meet the increased
parochial school enrollments.
an effort to
the building
next fall to
demands of
Present plans of school authori
ties call for Watterson High School
to accept only ninth grade students
in 1954 if sufficient building prog
ress is made during the winter
months. Additional classes will he
admitted in succeeding years. Such
Noted Writer To Speak
Alice Curtayne, one of Ireland’s
leading authors, will be the princi
pal speaker at the eighth annual
convention of the Diocesan Council
of Catholic Women, scheduled
Oct. 27 in the Neil House.
More than 1000 delegates from
23 Ohio counties will hear the Ir
ish writer lecture on the two Cath
erines—St. Catherine of Siena and
St. Catherine de Ricci.
Author of 10 books and transla
tor of two others, Alice Curtayne
is best known for her biography of
St. Catherine of Siena, which
considered the standard work
the saint.
Born in Tralee. Ireland, Miss
Curtayne married Stephen Rynne,
a farmer, in 1934. They and their
four children live on a 100-acre
farm, 25 miles from Dublin.
Indirectly, the noted writer is
responsible for the foundation of
Holy See Names
Native of Azores
Patriarch of GOA
GOA, Portuguese Indian—(NC)
—A 55-year-old prelate born half
way around the world, takes over
here as Archbishop of Goa and
Patriarch of the East Indies.
He is Archbishop Jose Alvernaz,
a native of the Azores in the At
lantic, who has served for almost
three years as Coadjutor with the
right of succession to Patriarch
Jose da Costa Nunes.
Patriarch da Costa Nunes has
been named the Vice-Camerlengo
of the Holy Roman Church and
wiil go to Rome, making
dence at the Portuguese
of St. Anthony.
his resi
of Patri
In assuming he office
arch here Archbishop
joins a body of prelates even more
exclusive in the Catholic Church
than the College of Cardinals.
Though Cardinals rank higher,
their traditional number is 70.
The number of patriarchal sees in
the entire Church is only 15.
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Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 9, 1953
a program, it was explained, would
better promote the operation of
the entire school system and pre
vent drastic readjustments of pres
ent enrollments in the
high schools.
the Legion of Mary in America.
An article she wrote for The Com
monweal describing the activities
of the Legion in Dublin fired the
interest of a San Francisco busi
ness man and layman, Bartley P.
Oliver. He wrote to her, and she
put him in touch with Frank Duff,
founder of the Legion in Ireland.
As a result, the Legion of Mary
was organized in America.
Alice has just completed a new
book, "The Trial of Oliver Plunk
ett.” to be published this fall by
Sheed and Ward. The story tells
of a mock trial of a 17th century
Also regarded as an expert
interpreting Dantes poetry, she is
the author of “Recall to Dante.”
Alice Curtayne
of Padua,” “Sarsfield,” “Borne on
the Wind,” “House of Cards.”
“Lough Derg” and “Jean-Baptiste
The tneme oi this year’s conven
tion will be “Increase Within Us
the Spirit of True Religion.”
Miss Gertrude Kuehefuhs, chair
men of music for the convention,
has scheduled two practice sessions
for those members who will form
the choir for the Convention Mass.
Practices will be held at 7:30 p.m.
in St Joseph's Cathedral, Oct. 13
and 20
in its L
The nexv school plant
three separate facilities
shape planning. The
academic wing is located on the
south side of Cooke Road and faces
north. It extends along
approximately 300 feet
derson Road to Foster
eluded in this area are
ic classrooms,
classrooms, txv
classrooms, three science laboratoi
ies, one art room and one indus
trial crafts room. Totol volume of
the three units is 1.300.000 cubic
Cook Road
from Hen
Street. In
18 academ-
three commercial
The other wing of the is locat
ed on the xxest side of Foster
Street, facing east. It extends along
Foster Street for approximately
250 feet and houses administrative
offices and a large multi-purpose
area, providing facilities for a cafe
teria, auditorium and social i
This wing also houses a separate
A large gymnasium is located in
side the L. This area also houses
the music department. The gym
nasium can be divided into two
large courts for physical education
classes. Its seating capacity is 1400.
Officials of the Sever-Williams
Co. plan to begin actual construc
tion work the following day. They
will concentrate work on the aca
demic wing in an effort to provide
sufficient classrooms to house a
ninth grade enrollment in Septem
ber. 1954.
Group Protests
Polish Bishop's
CHICAGO—(NC) The Polish
American Congress and its hun
dreds of societies and clubs "have
been horrified by another travesty
on justice” in the imprisonment c.
Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek of
Kielce, Poland. Charles Rozmarek.
congress president, declared in a
statement issued here.
Mr. Rozmarek recommended
that protests against the action by
the Polish communist regime he
sent at once to the United Nations'
executive committee, so that “the
conscience of the iree world" be
stirred to “its very depths at
latest atrocity.” He said that
protests should demand that
Bishop and three priests who
were sent to prison, be freed.
“The Bishop was found guilty by
the tribunal of his oppressors, not
judges.” Mr. Rozmarek said.
From 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., the
businessmen and industrialists will
see their school in action and learn
about its policies, personnel, curri
cula, methods, buildings, equip
ment. finances and organization.
Actually, the day will be a "re
turn visit” because their firms
were hosts to educators and school
administrators in the region’s first
E.I.B. day last Jan. 29.
Annual Columbus
Day Observance
Schedulefl Monday
Monsignor Harry Connelly, pas
tor of St. Joseph Cathedral parish,
will deliver the invocation at the
traditional wreath laying ceremon
ies at the foot of the Christopher
Columbus monument in the State
House yard, Monday at noon. Mon
signor Connelly will also deliver
the invocation at the annual Co
lumbus Day banquet scheduled for
the Grand Ball Room of fhe Neil
House. Monday evening at 6:30.
Her other writings include “St.
Brigid of Ireland,” "St. Anthony Catholic children, who dread the
sound of school bells, who find
class work too difficult and wish
they would never have to take their
grade cards home, are going to be
helped out of their predicament by
special guidance this year.
Taking part in the annual ob
servance will be the fourth degree
Knights of Columbus, and Coun
cils 400 and 2898. Also participat
ing will be Governor Frank J.
Lausche. Mayor Robert T. Oestrei
cher and Captain J. R. Clark, pro
fessor of Naval Science
State University.
South. North
Deaneries Set
Fall Meetings
at Ohio
Guests of honor will
Captain Luca Goretti de
Italian Naval Attache to the Unit
ed S ates. and Judge Alfred E. Mo
d".rclli. United States District
Jidge from New Jersey.
The Columbus Day ceremonies,
sponsored by the United Italian
American Association of Colum
bus, have been an annual affair
since the statue of Columbus was
presented to the state in 1932 by
the Pontifical College Josephinum.
The statue was designed by the late
Monsignor Joseph J. Jessing,
founder of the Josephinum.
1 he statue was erected in the
State House yard by Mr. J. Kir
win of Holy Rosary parish when
he was a member of the State
Public Works Division.
Ohio is the only state in the
country with a statue on its State
House grounds.
Dan a li er Named U.S. Judge
John A. Danaher. 54. former U.S.
Senator from Connecticut, has been
picked by President Eisenhower
to be a judge of the U.S Court of
Appeals for the District of Colum
WAVERLY The fall meeting
of the southern deanery, D.C.C.W.,
will be held here, Sunday. Oct. 18.
The newly formed St. Mary' par
ish will be the host parish. Mrs.
William Flemington, southern dean
ery president, will preside.
Religious activities will be the
theme of the D.C.C.W. meeting, and
Father Robert While, principal of
Notre Dame High School. Ports
mouth, will be the peakei He will
outline the program of the religious
activities committee
The meeting will open with Bene
diction of the Most Blessed Sacra
ment in the church at 2 p. m.. with
the general meeting scheduled in
the public school at 3 p. m.
A tea and social hour will close
the meeting.
Northern Deanery
The semi-annual meeting of the
northern deanery, D.C.C.W., will
be held in Slattery Hall. Newark
Sunday afternoon. October 11,
starting at JI o'clock.
The principal speaker will be
Father Edward Healey, diocesan
director of retreats. Mrs. Frank
Vogel. Columbus, chairman of re
ligious activities, will also speak.
Highlights of the eighth annual
convention of the Columbus Dio
cesan Council of Catholic Women,
to be held at the Neil House. Co
lumbus, Tuesday. October 27, will
be given by
Business, Industry Set
For Second E.I.B. Dav
More than 340 men. all business executives,
back to school Wednesday.
They will be strictly observers, however, taking part in
Education-Industry-Business Dav, sponsored jointly by Colum
bus parochial and public schools, the Chamber of Commerce,
the Columbus Industrial Associa
tion and the Columbus Retail Mer
chants’ Association.
Mrs. Harold Breen
in St. Francis de-
Sales church will follow the pro
gram. Refreshments will be serv
ed with the parish councils of Lick
ing County as hostesses.
are going
ticipating in the E.I.B. program.
Six teams of men will visit two
grade schools and a high school.
At the tour's end. they ’ill be
given an opportunity to ask all the
questions they wish.
Tours have been arranged at
these schools: St. Ladislaus. Cor
pus Christi, and Holy Rosary1 St.
Mary Magdalene. St. Aloysius and
St. Joseph Academy St. Agatha.
St. Christopher, and Our Lady of
Victory St. James. St. Augustine
and St. Mary of the Springs: St.
Catharine. Christ the King and St.
Charles Our Lady of Peace, Im
maculate Conception and Aquinas.
Eighteen Catholic schools,
eluding six high schools, are par-
Co-chairmen of the E.I.B. com
mittee are L. D. Gable of the Tim
ken Roller Bearing Co., and Novice
G. Fawcett, superintendent of Co
lumbus public schools.
Sister Francois
Named Director
Of New Office
Establishment of a guidance cen
ter the first in the history of the
Columbus Diocese was announc
ed this week by Father C. Bennett
Applegate, super intendent of
schools. He also announced that
Sister Francois, S.N.D., has been
assigned as director of the center.
Elaborating on the new program
Father Applegate said it has been
set up to work in correlation with
the Catholic Welfare Bureau and
the Diocesan School Office. It will
function in this manner:
A student, who for one reason
or another is having difficulty with
his studies, will be referred to the
Guidance Center. Talks with Sis
ter Francois and a series of tests
will seek to determine the root of
the trouble.
Meanwhile, a Catholic Welfare
Bureau social worker will confer
with the child’s parents, and the
two offices will then compare not
es. If the child is having reading
difficulties or is a slow learner, he
may be given remedial reading or
some kind of play therapy.
Sister Francois, an, educator with
many years of school experience,
was formerly Community Supervis
or of Secondary Education in Ohio
and Illinois for the sisters of Notre
'Dame de Namur.
Pope Urges Adoption
Of World Penal Code
The jurists, who were received
in audience at the papal summer
palace here, were in Rome for the
Sixth International Congress
Criminal Law.
“The certitude, confirmed
treaties, that one must render
account—even if the criminal
succeeds, even if the offense is
committed abroad, even if. after
having committed it, one flees to
a foreign country—is a guarantee
not to be underestimated.’’ the Ho
ly Father told the jurists.
The Fonint was referring to all
manner of crimes-, but chiefly to
unjust war which “provokes ruin,
suffering and unimaginable hor
ror.” He said that “the community
of nations must reckon with un
principled criminals who. in
to realize their ambitious
are not afraid to unleash
Self Defense
Permits Arming
At the outset, the Pope drew a
distinction by stating that the abso
lute necessity for self-defense per
mits nations the right to arm
themselves for such purpose, "a
right which cannot be denied any
"That, however," he declared,
"does not in any way alter the
fact that unjust war is to be ac
counted as one of the very gravest
crimes which international law
must proscribe, and must punish
with the heaviest penalties, the au
thor* of which are tn every case
guilty and liable to the punishment
which ha* been agreed upon.”
The Pope said that "the world
wars through which humanity has
lived and the events which have
taken place in totalitarian states
have given rise to many other evils,
at times even more serious, which
a code of international criminal
law should render impossible, or
from which it ought to free the
community of nations.”
Pope Pius recalled that during
recent wars both between coun
tries and within them, “deeds were
done governed only by the law of
violence and success. It was not
blind natural forces, but men who,
now in savage passion, now in cold
reflection,” he said, "brought un
speakable sufferings, misery and
extermination to individuals, com
munities and to whole nations.”
Those guilty of such actions, the
Holy Father went on. always felt
secure either in victory or. in case
of defeat, when they could flee to
a foreign country. Consequently,
such instances should be the object
of a new code of international
criminal law which would be equal
ly effective everywhere.
No Just Crimes
Evan in a just and necessary
war, tharo can be crimes, the Pope
warned, since all ways leading to
victory are not thereby justifiable.
The mass shooting of innocent
people in reprisal is the fault of
an individual.” the Holy Father in-
Guidance Center Established Here
Pray to Mary
For Vocations To
Diocesan Priesthood
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Pontiff Seeks International Law
For Punishment of War Crimes
CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy (Radio, NC) Adoption of
a code of international law for the proper punishment of “war
crimes” and other crimes of international consequences was
urged by His Holiness Pope Pius XII in a lengthy address to
jurists from more than a score of nations.
sisted. "It is not an act of justice,
but an injustice, even if sanctioned
by authority. One does not acquire
the right to execute innocent hos
tages just because it is looked up
on as a necessity of war.”
“In these last decades,” Pope
Pius charged, "we have seen mas
sacres out of racial hatred we
have heard of the ‘liquidation* of
hundreds of thousands of 'beings
not fit to live’ the pitiless mass
deportations in which victims were
delivered up to destitution, often
along with their wives and chil
dren. ’he use of force against great
number^ of defenseless young
girlsr and the manhunts organized
among civilians in order to procure
workers, or rather, slaves, for la
After discussing.various categor
ies of crimes which he said should
be governed by an international
penal code, the Pope went on to
criticize many penal methods and
practices that have prevailed and
still continue in totalitarian states.
“The function of law, its dignity
and the sentiment of equity natu
ral to man, he said, "demand that
bom first to last punitive action
should not be based on arbitrary
will and passion, but on clear and
firm judicial rules that there
is a judicial trial that trial not
be bypassed.”
Emphasizing this point, the Pope
declared that “to avenge a bomb
throvn by an unknown hand by
machine-gunning passersby who
happen to be on the road is not a
legal way of acting.” This was seen
as referring to the Ardeatine caves
massacres of 335 Italians during
the German occupation of Rome to
avenge the killing of a truckload
of German soldiers by an individ
ual who threw a small bomb.
The Pope declared also that
"juridical investigation must ex
clude torture and narcoanelysis,
first of all because they violate
nature! right, even if the accused
is really guilty, and, secondly, be
cause they have too often given
erroneous results.”
This appeared to be an obvious
reference to Iron Curtain “trials”
of recent years involving Cardinal
Mindszenty of Hungary. Bishop
Czelaw Kaczmarek of Kielce Pol
and, and untold others.
It is not unusual, the Pope said,
continuing to discuss the methods
io which such victims have been
subjected, for them “to end in the
precise confessions desired by the
court, and the ruin of the ac
cused. not because the latter is
guilty in fact, but because his phy
sical and psychic energy is exhaust
ed and he is ready to make all
the declarations required.”
“We find abundant proof of this
state of things,” the Pope com
mented. “in spectacular trials well
know n to all of us. with their con
(Contmued on Page 2)
Tht first Guidance Canter in the history of the Diocese of
Columbus was opened here last week with offices in Diocesan Office
Building, 246 E. Town St. Pictured above, discussing plans and
procedure to be followed in the new center are the director, Sister
Francois, S.N.D., and her assistant, Mrs. Frank Murphy, volunteer
psychiatric social worker.
A native of Philadelphia. Sister
Francois entered the Order’s novi
tiate in Namur. Belgium, and com
pleted her studies for a Bachelor of
Arts degree at Xavier University.
Cincinnati. Later, at Catholic Uni
versity, Washington, she earned a
Master of Arts degree in Sociology
with emphasis on character train
ing and guidance.
Sister taught at Summit Country
Day School in Cincinnati for 16
years. Notre Dame High School,
Chicago, for four years and St.
Joseph Academy here for five
She taught Latin and French at
the academy from 1941 to 1946.
Sister Francois was principal of
Notre Dame High School. Hamil
ton. before taking the position as
director of high schools.

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