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Plan Special
Family Devotions
During October
Vol. Ill, No. 4
Youth Week
Draws Many
Session at St. Joseph's
Academy Opens Program
Of Week-Long Activity
Blazoning the theme—‘ America’s
Hope—Youth with Faith” through
out the program, young people of
the Columhus»Diocese gathered at
St. Joseph’s academy Sunday to
open the third annual National Ca
tholic Youth Week program.
Youth week—endorsed oy Pres
ident Eisenhower and opening with
the special blessings of our Holy
Father. Pope Pius XII. was observ
ed nationally under the auspices
the National Catholic Welfare Con
ference in Washington and drew
an estimated 6.000.000 youth of
the nation to special ceremonies
Sunday and throughout the week
The diocesan program opened
at the Academy at noon Sunday
with registration.
Father Edward Healy of St. Char
les’ college iaculty. was one of the
featured speakers on the afternoon
program. Mrs. James Charles and
Attorney Carl Gaeton Nappi, both
of Columbus, also presented in
formative talks during the after
Holy Hour was held at 5 p. m.
in Holy Cross church, Columbus,
and was attended by the majority
of the huge croud which had jam
med the Academy at the afternoon
Throughout the week, special
prayers are being said and special
programs are being held. Holy
Hour services have been scheduled
in all of the parishes during the
Most parishes have planned the
closing of Youth Week with holy
Hour services Sunday evening, the
feast day of Christ the King..
The Columbus portion of the pro
gram was given added impetus
by a Monday morning television
program on WBNS-TV when Father
Richard Dodd, Diocesan Youth di
rector. moderated a TV-panel which
featured a discussion on the pur
pose of National Catholic Y’outh
Many Participate
Organizations which took part in
the week long program designed to
focus attention on the variety of
youth programs which are not only
recreational, but educational and
spiritual as well, include the Boy
Scouts of America, Camp Fire
Girls, Catholic Order of Foresters,
Catholic Students Mission Crusade.
Columbian Squires, Daughters of
Isabella, Fighting 69th. 4-H Clubs.
Future Farmers of America. Girl
Scouts, U.S.A.. Junior Holy Name,
Legion of Mary, S.D.S., and the So
dality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mas* Highlights Feast Day
Bishop Ready will celebrate a
Pontifical Low Mass at St. Ra
phael’s Home for the Aged Satur
day, October 24. at nine o'clock,
for the intention of the Sisters
•nd guests of St. Raphael’s.
The 24th of October is the feast
of St. Raphael, the patronal feast
of the institution.
“No Kid Stuff Here,” Declares
Chaplain Of England’s YCW
Father John Fitzsimons, left, National Chaplain of the Young
Christian Workers in England, and Father Augustine Winkler, right,
Diocesan Director of Social Action, discuss the labor movement
situation n both countries.
Any one hearing of a labor organization composed of kids
about fifteen years old would think someone was out to or
ganize the news-boys or form a local composed of small-fry
lawn cutters. But not Father John Fitzsimons, a priest of the
Diocese of Liverpool, England, who is National Chaplain of
the Young Christian Workers in England.
Father John, here in America to
gather material for a book he is
writing, has been working with
just such an age group of youthful
workers since the end of World
War II.
“These young people,” the priest
said, "are going out to take their
places in the world of industry
when they leave school at the age
of fifteen. This transition from
school-days to adulthood is a verv
difficult one. We try to help them
over this bad time and to enter
the world prepared to lake then
place in society with a Christian
outlook on the problems met with
in their daily lives.”
Leave Studies Early
The difference between the
school systems in England and the
United States accounts for this
seemingly odd prospect of having
the majority of youths leave school
at fifteen to enter the world of in
dustry, he pointed out.
“Out of every hundred school
children,” Father Fitzsimons ex
plained, “twenty go to grammar
school (high school) where, on
their own choice they may leave
at the age of sixteen or eighteen
about five go to technical school
(trade school), and the other sev
enty-five percent leave at the end
of an extended grade schooLedu
cation, being graduated whWMhey
are fifteen.”
“It is this seventy-five percent
total that leaves school to take
their places in the industrial world
that we are working with,” the
priest said.
Begun 28 years ago in Belgium,
The Young Christian Workers have
units in every European country
outside the Iron Curtain except in
Attorney Addresses Youth
On* of th* speakers at th* St. Joseph's Academy “Catholic
Youth Institute" last Sunday as Catholic Youth Week opened was
Carl G. Nappi, Columbus attorney, pictured above at he addressed
the group, commended them on their activities, and spoke on par
liamentary law. More than 150 youth gathered at the academy and
leter joined in with others at Holy Cross church for Holy Hour.
Scandinavia, Father Fitzsimons
went on.
Seek Trained Leaders
“We are always organized on a
parish basis, two parallel organiza
tions, one for boys and one for
girls. In the boys’ group we try to
provide trained Christian leaders
for the labor movement. The girls
are taught to become apostolic wo
The Y’oung Christian Workers is
the largest youth movement in
Western Europe and is non-sectar
ian although in its foundation and
present formation, its leaders are
mainly Catholic.
The name of the organization
and the age of its members are the
only “juvenile” thing about YCW.
Its methodis and intentions are dis
tinctly serious and adult.
At their weekly meetings a prac
tical situation, a segment taken
from daily life, is examined by the
group to find out just what the ex
isting conditions really are. Then
the optimum condition that could
and should exist under Christian
principles is studied.
Draw Comparisons
“From the comparison of con
ditions as they are and conditions
as they should be, is born a line
of action,” Father John explained.
"Each member of the group then
becomes an ‘apostle’ to see what
he can do to carry out the Chris
tian principles in his own job.”
“In these meetings, the young
worker is really training himself
to have a Christian reaction to any
problem that he may be faced with
in his daily life,” Father Fitzsim
ons summed up.
Known throughout England for
his extensive writings, Father Fitz
simons is no stranger in the United
States, having taught a course in
Catholic Action at Notre Dame. He
is also known tor his books "Re
storing All Things,” written with
Paul McGuire who is now the Aus
tralian Ambassador to Dublin, and
his latest volume, "Women Today.”
Father Fitzsimons' newest liter
ary effort, now in preparation, is
on social relations in industry, de
veloping the theories of his late
great friend, Elton Mayo, of Har
vard University, who was the au
thor of the famed Westinghouse
“Hawthorn” experiments.
When not writing books and di
recting the fortunes of the Young
Christian Workers in England, Fa
ther Fitzsimons fills out his lime
editing the sociological section of
the English “Clergy Review” and
in being a frequent contributor to
the “Ixmdon Tablet,” “Blackfriars,”
and “Worship.”
Neerf 180 More
For Civil Defense
A plea for volunteers to take
part in "Operation Sky-Watch”
came this week from Raymond
A. .Jacobs, chief observer of the
Columbus and Franklin County
Department of Civil Defense.
The CD qyganization. Jacobs
said, needs at least 180 more ob
servers. Only 80 men and women
are on duty now.
Volunteers, who must be over
16 yesps of age, stay at' their
watching for enemy aircraft,
post for two-hour periods,
They are stationed at various
locations the city for round
the-clock duty.
Those wishing to volunteer
their services for this important
and timely work may call Mr.
Jacobs at Civil Defense Head
quarters, FE. 68,31.
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 23, 1953
Eight orksh ops,
Banquet, Complete
Tuesday Meeting
The eighth annual conven
tion of the Diocesan Council of
Catholic Women will open next
Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock
when Bishop Ready celebrates
a Pontifical High Mass in St.
Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus.
The one-day convention will
be held in the Neil House, with
special “workshops” being con
ducted at the State Office
The convention will close with a
banquet at 7 p.m., in the Neil
House, with Alice Curtayne. one of
Ireland’s leading authors, as the
principal speaker.
Monsignor Joseph R. Casey, V.
F., pastor of Holy Redeemer par
ish, Portsmouth, will give the
sermon at the Pontifical Mass.
His subject will be “The Church
—the Staunchest Friend of
Assisting Bishop Ready at the
Mass will be Monsignor Francis
J. Schwendemen, V.F., pastor of
St. Leo's parish, Columbus.
Deacons of Honor will be Mon
signor Harry Connelly, pastor of
Cathedral parish, Columbus, and
Monsignor Harold O'Donnell, as
sistant Chancellor.
Father Thomas Sabrey, of St.
Asks Religious
Instruction In
Public Schools
NEW YORK—(NC)—The chair
man of the Board of Higher Edu
cation here has advocated the
teaching of religious values on a
non-dogmatic basis in the pub|*
educational system.
Dr. Joseph B. Cavallaro, head of
the board that controls the College
of the City of New York and
Brooklyn, Hunter and Queens Col
leges, also urged the compulsory
teaching of American history in
all city schools and colleges sup
ported by taxes. He asserted:
“The failure to inculcate in our
youth a sense of spiritual values,
to teach them what they are, their
purpose, their place „s individuals,
the meaning of lite and dellth, has
brought a decline in ideals, loyal
ties, value judgements and appre
ciation of sacrifice for the common
good, along with a scorn for the
past and an indifference of the
“Though religion is the main
source of moral and spiritual val
ues, it is regarded as a stranger in
many of our schools, as unimport
ant. irrelevant and even danger
ous,” Dr. Cavallaro said.
“Too many of our teachers,” he
continued, “believe that progress
can be attained only bv secular
means. But this indifference or
neglect of religion, the neutral at
titude of so many teachers in ques
tions of right and wrong, their
reluctance to hold convictions, the
view that religion is a private mat
ter which should not intrude upon
the minds of the pupil, is not con
sistent with sound educational
Religion is just as truly an as
pect of our daily lives as politics,
business or industry.
“If it is the responsibility of
our public educational system to
give the students a complete un
derstanding of their cultural
background, then religion can
not be denied recognition.
“This does not mean that our
public schools and colleges should
propagate religious dogmas.” Dr.
Cavallaro declared. “It does mean,
however, that we should no longer
be tolerant of secular philosophy
but should see in religion an in
tegral part of our culture, a major
aspect of lite, and the faith of the
majority of our people.”
President Appoints
Catholic to FCC
E. l.ee. a Catholic, has been ap
pointed hy President Eisenhower
as a member of the Federal Com
munications Commission.
Mi. Ixe is a director of in
vestigations for the House Appro
priations Committee and a former
FBI agent.
3 Priests Vt in Bronze Star
priests were among eight army
chaplains who have been awarded
the Bronz Star decoration, the De
partment of the Army has an
nounced The three are Fathers
(First Lts.) John Charles Brady of
San Francisco, James F. Madden of
Philadelphia, and John J. O'Neill
of Kansas City, Mo.
tholic Times
Pontifical Mass to Open
Annual DCCW Meeting
Pictured above are two of the ladies who will be headlining
events at next Tuesday's DCCW Convention. On the left is Mrs.
Herman Jacobs, chairman of the Family Life Workshop at right
is Mrs Frank Quinn, parliamentarian for the DCCW who will see to
the smooth running of the various panels and meetings.
Charles' college, Columbus, will
be deacon.
Father Hugh Murphy, procura
tor of St. Charles' college, Co
lumbus, will be sub-deaeon.
Monsignor Roland T. Winel,
Chancellor, and Father George
F. Schorr, Vice-Chancellor, will
be masters-of-ceremony.
Registration of delegates will
take place immediately following
the Mass. Registrations will be
held at the Neil House and also at
the State Office Building in Hear
ing Room No. 2.
Luncheon At 12:30
Workshops will follow from
about 11 a m. to 12:30 noon.
Luncheon will be served at 12:30
tor the convenience of delegates.
Workshops in the afternoon will
be from 1.30 to 3 m. and from
4 to 5 p.m.
The Pontiff added that “innum
erable testimonies” of protest
against the treatment of Cardinal
Wyszynski are reaching him daily
from all parts of the globe.
Pope Pius addressed as “dear
sons” the Far East missionaries
who have been “witnesses of the
Faith, the bearers of light, and
messenger of fraternal peace.” but
are “now being treated, as in the
days of the worst persecutions, as
enemies of the public good, banish
ed from society, and delivered into
prison and even unto death.”
“As We recall these long endur
ing sufferings of the churches of
the Far East,” the Pope declared,
“Our thoughts cannot but turn also
with sorrow—but with pride and
gratitude as well—toward those
Bishops, priests, Religious and!
faithful of various European coun
tries—lands of ancient Christian
ity—who are united with you in
the same trials, through the self
same loosing of forces of evil, to
those associated with you in the
same confession of Faith by the
selfsame fidelity.”
Declaring that “there are no
longer any regions today sheltered
from the disguised or overt propa
ganda ot atheistic communism,
“the Pope commiserated especially
with the missionaries in the Far
East in their being forced to aban
don their work.
“Even more painful than death
itself for all you dear, exiled mis
sionaries,” he said, “is that you
are condemned to abandon, in the
torment ravaging them, those mis
sions so slowly founded, so patient
ly established, and so strongly or
ganized. Powerless, and far from
that second fatherland to which
you gave your hearts, you see the
dispersal of your flocks, the col
lapse of all you built at a price
of so many sacrifices.”
Pope Pius said that he thanked
God that, in spite of every trial,
the courage of the majority of
A business meeting will he con
ducted from 3 to 4 under the
direction of Mis. Glockner.
The three workshops in the State
Office Building will be on "Relig
ious Activities”, "Catholic Chari
ties’ and "P.T.A.”
Five workshops scheduled for
the Neil House meeting rooms in
clude “International Relation-.
“Social Action.” "Family Life”,
"Public Relations” and "Adult Ed
Previous issues of the Times
have gone into detail on four work-
shops. Four sessions, not previous
ly covered, are listed below.
The committee on Social ac
tion, with Father Augustine
Winkler, of St. Charles College,
as honorary chairman, will be
held from 11 to 12:30 at the Neil
(Continued on Page 2)
Pope Protests Arrest
Of Cardinal Wyszynski
VATICAN CITY (NC) A solemn protest against the
arrest of His Eminence Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski and the vio
lation of the Church's rights in Poland was made by His Holi
ness Pope Pius XII in a special Mission Sunday message.
Addressed to Bishops and priests everywhere, the Pope's
message dealt chiefly with the sufferings and privations being
endured todav especially in Red
China, by missionaries who are
“giving the world a heroic display
of fidelity to Our Lord and to His
Vicar on earth.”
However, the Holy Father took
occasion to refer in his message
in a particular manner to the Pol
ish Primate.
“We take this opportunity," he
said, “to assure him once more
of Our paternal affection, and to
raise Our own most sorrowful
and most firm protest against
this violation of the sacred rights
of the Catholic Church."
the faithful” in the Far East did
not weaken, “Nor did their admir
able resistance yield.”
Referring to all those who have
suffered persecution, he said that
in the Church’s roll of honor are
being preserved “the glorious
names of those Christian com
munities now groaning under the
tempest s blast.” Also remembered,
he added, “is the long list of those
victims who. during recent years,
have paid with their possessions,
their freedom, their very lives, for
the honor of rendering to Jesus
Christ before the whole world a
glorious witness of their faith and
constant adherence to His Church.”
Dedication of the new St.
Mary's church, Waverly—in th*
heart of the atomic plant area,
took place Sundey when Bishop
Ready celebrated a Pontifical
Low Mass in the new building—
Coadjutor Bishop Thomas K.
Gorman of Dallas, honorary presi
dent of the C.P.A., will be the
principal speaker at the event,
which is being headquartered in
the Dayton Biltmore Hotel.
Technical sessions are sched
uled at the McCall plant. A tour
of the plant is included in the
Monsignor Clarence G. Issen
mann, V.G. of Cincinnati, will
speak at the closing dinner on
Friday, Oct. 30.
The regional CPA chairman.
Charles McNeill, of Dayton, is
in charge of the meeting.
Pray to Mary
For Vocation* To
Diocesan Priesthood
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Cemetery Sunday Rites
Set Throughout Diocese
The annual Cemetery Sunday will be observed this year
on next Sunday, Oct. 25. the Feast of Christ the King, with
ceremonies commemorating the souls of the faithful departed.
In Columbus, the special observance will see Bishop Ready
presiding at turutions Saint Joseph s (.emeteiy. on route 23,
south of Columbus, while Bi-hop
Hettinger will take part in the
services at Mount Calvary cemetery
on West Mound Stitet.
Similar devotions commemorating
the d*ad will take place in the
parish cemeteries throughout the
diocese, pastors of the local par
ishes leading the prayers.
The St. Charles seminary choir
will take part in the Mount Cal-
Bishop Gorman
To Address
CP A Meeting
“The Role of the Catholip Press
as an Interpreter of Public Af
fairs” will be the theme of the
Catholic Pre*s Associations mid
west regional meeting in Dayton
Oct. 29 and 30
vary cemetery prayers. The Jose
phinum choir will attend St. Joseph
cemetery devotions.
In a letter to all pastors during
the past week, Bishop Ready urg
ed parishioners to attend these
pous exercises. He also asked the
pastors to remind their parishion
ers of the Indulgences to be gained
for the departed souls of the Faith
ful on Nov. 2—All Souls Day, and
during November, the month dedi
cated to the commemora.ion of the
Faithful departed.
The following ministers have
been appointed for St. Joseph’s
cemetery for the special services
—Father Leo Brehm, deacon. Fath
er Joseph Hakel, subdeacon Fa
ther Bernard McClory, cross-bearer
Father Jerome Kendzieiski and
Father Thomas Lowerv. acolytes
Father James Kraus, »huafer Fa
ther Robert Noon, holy water Fa
ther Arthur Dimond, mitre-bearer
Father Charles Halu.-ka, book
bearer and Monsignor Rcland
Winel, master of ceremonies.
At Mount Calvary cemetery, Fa
ther Earl Holtzapfel will be dea
con Father Robert Harwick, sub
deacon Father William Patterson,
cross-bearer Father Omer Schroe
der and Father Lawrence O’Connor,
acolytes Father Raymond Carter,
thurifer Father Richaid Endres,
holy water Father Rickard Dodd,
mitre-bearer Father Leo I^wkr,
book bearer: Father Kenneth Wise,
candle-bearer and Father George
Schorr master of ceremonies
Dominican Nuns Named
To Teach At W after son
The new Watterson High School, which will be ready for
a freshman class next September, will be staffed by the Domin
ican Sisters of St. Marv of the Springs.
This was disclosed this week when the sisters announced
the had accepted Bishop Ready
Side school. When completed, the
building under construction east
of High .'t on Cooke-id w ill pro
vide facilities for 900 student?. It
is the first school to be built from
funds pledged in last summers
campaign in Columbus and Frank
lin County.
Staff Nearly 40 Schools
In Columbus, the Order main
tains the Motherhouse. Novitiate.
Academy and College of St. Mary
of the Springs, and staffs St.
Thomas. St. Francis. Holy Name.
Christ the King. St.James the Less.
Our Lady of Peace and Holy Spirit
Elsewhere in the diocese, the
Dominican Sisters teach at St.
Mars', Lancaster St. Francis de
Sales and Blessed Sacrament
Schools. Newark Holy Trinity,
Somerset Sacred Heart. Coshoc
ton St. Thomas. Zanesville, and
Rosecrans High Zanesville
Besides the institutions Co
lumbus. the St Mary of the Springs
Congregation conducts St. George's
Convalescent Hospital in Cincin
nati. Albertus Magnus College and
St. Marys Academy, New Haven.
Conn.. Dominican Academy of the
City of New York and Mary Im-
Bishop Blesses New Waverly Church
one of the first fruits of the re
cent Diocesan Development Fund
Pictured above as he blessed
the exterior of the building dur
ing the ceremonies is Bishop
request to teach at the North
maculate School of Eagle Park, Os
sining, New York.
The Dominican Sisters were
founded in 1822 in Kentucky by
Father Samuel T. Wilson, O.P.,
first provincial nf the St. Joseph
Province, and bj Mother Angela
The nuns came to Somerset in
1830 at the request of the Most
Rev. Edward Fenwick. O.P., first
bishop of Cincinnati They flour
ished there until 1866. when their
academy and convent were destroy
ed by fire.
85 Years In Columbus
For two years, the Sisters and
their pupils were housed in build
ings belonging to St. Joseph Pri
ory, Somerset, until a convent was
erected for them on a 33-acre tract
of land near Columbus, which was
donated by Theodore Leonard. Be
cause of the numerous springs
found there the convent was nam
ed St Mary of the Springs
When Sister Vincentia Erskine
became prioress in 1891. she ob
tained permission from the then
Bishop J. A. Watterson of Colum
bus to apply to Rome for the ap
(Continued on Page 2)
Ready accompanied by Father
Julius Klinec, pastor of St. Mary's,
Portsmouth, and Father James
Kulp, Diocesan Director of the
Society for the Propagation of
the Faith.

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