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True Peace Leads Through Mary Vol. Ill, No. 13 i 1953 Local Review & The picture tells the story. It's a toss-up as to who is having the most fun out of this annual event at St. Vincent's Orphanage, Columbus, the small-fry hosts or their distinguished guest, Bishop Ready. Take It for granted, last Monday's visit will be long remembered by all concerned. Development Fund Campaign Listed As Year’s Top Event The Diocesan Development Drive, instituted by Bishop Ready, in which Catholics pledged $2,510,122 to build two high schools and an orphanage, and help the missions oi the diocese, was the outstanding achievement in the 23-county area in 1953—a year packed w th events which contributed to the growth and progress of the Church. E. Fabert Biggert of Columbus directed the campaign which saw 3000 Catholic laymen canvass Franklin County June 14. The so licitation was officially launched with an address by Bishop Ready at a Memorial Hall rally. Firms as well as individuals were asked to donate, and the first report showed that $1,700,000 had been pledged. On July 30 it was announced that the goal had been exceeded by $10,122. Bishop Ready participated in ground breaking ceremonies. for the first of the two high schools on Oct. 11. The $1,000,000 struc ture, to be built on a 16-acre site on Cooke Rd., just east of High St., will provide for 900 students, and will be staffed by Dominican Sis ters. It will be named Watterson High School in honor of Bishop John A. Watterson, second Bishop of Columbus. Following is a list of other high lights throughout 1953: JAN. 2—The new’ convent chap el for the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate at St. Mary Mag ddlene parish, Columbus, was sol emnly dedicated by Bishop Ready. JAN. 12 The new convent for the 22 Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity who teach at Holy Rosary grade school and Rosary high school in Colum bus, w as dedicated today by Bishop Ready. Jan. 18—An overflow crowd of 800 men of the Central DeaneiA at tended the Holy Name Rally in St. Joseph Cathedral. A similar rally was held in St. Rose Church, New Lexington, for men of the Eastern Deanery. Earlier in the day. some 300 men from throughout the di ocese attended the annual meeting of the Catholic Laymens Retreat League. JAN. 15 -Mrs. Anne O'Hare Mc Cormick. former Columbus resi dent and alumna of St Mary of the Springs College, von a Chris topher award for her column “The Night Before Christmas”, in the New York Times. JAN. 16 St. Joseph's Priory, Somerset, has offered a land grant to Perry County for the purpose of building a general county hos pital to be operated by a religious order. JAN. 20- The new two-story brick rectory at Sacred Heart par ish. New Philadelphia, was dedicat ed by Bishop Ready. JAN. 21 The Catholic laymen of Council No. 400 of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a series of 35 Catholic advertisements in the Columbus Dispatch in an at tempt to clear up fallacies com monly believed about the church. JAN. 23—The Delaware Cham ber of Commerce named Father William C, O’Brian, pastor of St. Mary Church in Delaware since 1928, as “Honor Citizen of 1953.” JAN. 26 Pontifical Requiem Mass was sung in St. Joseph Ca thedral by Auxiliary Bishop Ed ward G. Hettinger for Monsignor Thomas A. Nolan, pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Victory Church. FEB. 6 The Missionary Co operative Plan, which will bring missionaries to 44 parishes in the diocese this year to appeal for prayers and alms, was announced this week by Father James Kulp, diocesan director ci the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. FEB. 13 A mimeographed handbook, aimed to standardize policies and regulations of the 82 elementary -and high schools in the diocese, was issued by Father C. Bennett Applegate, diocesan super intendent of schools. FEB. 26—A Pontifical Requiem Mass was offered by Bishop Ready for Msgr. Tiburtius A. Goebel, pastor of St. Mary Church, Ports mouth. At 83. he was the oldest priest in the diocese. MARCH 1 The opening of Ohio's Sesquicentennial celebra tion was marked in the diocese by two Pontifical Masses one of fered in Chillicothe by Bishop Rea dy and the other in Columbus by Bishop Edward G. Hettinger. Rep resentatives of city and state gov ernments were on hand at St. Pe tor’s Church in Chillicothe for the first ceremony of the year-long A NEWSPAPER DIVISION ___ OHIO 37ATE MUSgtil Christmas Comes To St. Vincent’s Unity Octave Services celebration. Bishop Ready was the speaker. MARCH 13 Sixty priests at tended the Regional Priests’ Social Action Conference in Columbus. Principal speaker was Msgr. Wil liam J. Flanagan, pastor of St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing, Mich. MARCH 13 Plans for a fund drive to raise $1,500,000 for the expansion of Good Samaritan Hos pital, Zanesville, were announced today. MARCH 15 The new $550,009 Notre Dame High School in Ports mouth was dedicated today by Bishop Ready. The new school will accommodate approximately 350 pupils. Nearly 2000 people attend ed the dedication and blessing. MARCH 20—Observance of the Easter VigiG ceremonies the eve ning before Easter Sunday was au thorized in all parishes in the Co lumbus Diocese by Bishop Ready. MARCH 27 The Ohio Legisla ture’s recognition of the need for increased aid to the aged and blind was commended today by the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference, at the organizations semi-annual meeting in the Deshler-Wallick Ho tel. MARCH 27 The men of St. Elizabeth Parish, Roswell, are do nating their time and labor to the construction of a new cement block church to replace the 50 year-old frame structure. MARCH 28—Named to the Cath olic Times all-diocesan basketball team were Gene Naugle. Zanesville Rosecrans: Ralph McIntyre. Dover St. Joseph Dick Dreese, New Lex ington St Aloysius: Mike Ander son. Marion St. Mary: Ralph Rei (Continued on Page 2) Nativity Scene Depicted At Columbus Home z A If The Nativity scene pictured above may be seen in front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Trott and their family of Christ the King Parish, at 2432 Berwick-rd. The beautifully colored figures of molded rubber are half-life size and the tableau is complete with the Holy Family, Wise Men, shep herds, angel, sheep, a cow and a donkey. The display will be set up annually. The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, January 1, 1954 Will Center At Shrine WASHINGTON —(NC)— Prayers that all may be united in the One Fold of the Catholic Church will be offered through out the U. S. during Chair of the Unitv Octave from January 18 to 25. Taking part at the services in the National Shrine will be nine members of the Hierarchy, includ .ing a Bishop of the Greek Rite. One of the largest observances will be held in the crypt ol the National Shrine of the Im maculate Conception—whose great upper church will be started in 1954 to honor the Patroness of the United States. Schedule for Chair of the Unity Octave observances in the nation's capital is as follows: JANUARY 18—“The return oi all the ‘other sheep’ to the one Fold of St. Peter, the One Shep herd Archbishop Patrick A O’Boyle of Washington presiding Father Edmond D. Benard of the Catholic University of America, preaching. JANUARY 19—"The return ol all Oriental Separatists to com munion with the Apostolic, See:” Auxiliary Bishop J. Carroll Mc Cormick of Philadelphia, presid ing Bishop Daniel Ivancho. Apos tolic Exarch of Pittsburgh, preach ing. JANUARY 20 “The submis sion of Anglicans to the authority ol the Vicar of Christ Bishop James A. McNulty of Paterson, presiding Father David Gannon, S. A, of Graymoor, Garrison, N. Y., preaching. JANUARY 21 “That the Luth erans and all other Protestants of Continental Europe may find their way back to the Holy Church,” Bishop Blaize Kurz. O. F. M., Pre fect Apostolic of Yun Chow, pie siding Father Alexander Wjse, O.F.M., director of the Academy of American Franciscan History preaching. JANUARY 22—That Christians i? America may become one in com munion with the hair of St. Pet er Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Hed ges of Richmond, presiding Father Retreat Dinner Set For Jan. 17 The annual retreat dinner for the Catholic Laymen's Retreat League, to be held Jan. 17. will be addressed by a distinguished lay man from Cleveland, Mr. Karl Martesteck. This affair is the only assembly of the men who make re treats at the Shrine of the Little Flower, the Diocesan Retreat House. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be fiven at St. Jo seph Cathedral at 4:00 in. and the dinner will follow at the Vir ginia Hotel at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Martesteck, an executive of the Great Lakes Bridge and Dock Company of Cleveland, is an en gineering graduate of Notre Dame. He is Managing Director of the Catholic Information Center of the Cleveland Diocese, lay adviser and faculty member of St. John’s Col lege and an ardent retreatant. Members of Holy Name Societies of the Central Deanery of Colum bus Diocesan Holy Name Union will hold their annual rally on Sun day, Jan. 10. in St Joseph Cathed ral. This event is in observance of the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus and will take place at 3 p.m. Bishop Ready will preside and will be celebrant of the Pontifical Ben ediction that will bring the cere mony to a close. Urge All To Attend In addition to the men of the Central Deanery parishes, all young mon of high school age are Joseph E. Manton, SS.R., ol Bos ton. preaching. JANUARY 23—"The return to the Sacraments of lapsed Catho lics:” Bishop Bryan McEntegart, Rector of the Catholic University of America, presiding Father Ignatius Smith, O. P., dean of the Catholic University School oi Philosophy, preaching. JANUARY 24—"The conversion of the Jews Auxiliary Bishop John M. McNamara ol Washing ton, presiding Father Victor Dono van. C. P. of the Passionist Mon astery, West Springfield, Mass., preaching. JANUARY 25—“The Missionary conquest of the world for Christ Archbishop Richard J. Cushing of Boston, presiding and preachm? On Sunday. January 24 the Liturgy according to the Syriac Maronite Rite will be celebiated b' Chor Bishop Mansour Stephen pastor of Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. Official Episcopal Engagements Friday, January 10 a.m.— Mass, Cathedral. Monday, January 4th: 12 noon— Catholic Men's Luncheon. 5:00 p.m. Closing Forty Hours Devotions, Saint a a el's Home. Sunday, January 10th: 3 p.m.— Holy Name Rally, Saint Jo seph Cathedral. Sunday, January 17th: 10:00 a. m.—Mass and Confirmation, Saint Matthew Church, Mount Gilead. 4:00 p.m. Catholic Laymen's Retreat League, Ca thedral. Wednesday, January 20th: 6:30 p.m. Catholic Women's League, Fort Hayes Hotel. Tuesday, January 26th: Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference Meeting, the Neil House, two day meeting. Wednesday, January 27th: 6:30 p.m.—Saint Francis Hospital Circles, Neil House. Sunday, January 31st: 11:00 a.m. —Celebration of the Patronal Feast of the Diocese, Saint Francis de Sales, Pontifical Mass, Saint Joseph Cathedral. Central Deanery Plans Holy Name Rally Jan. 10 urged to attend this demonstra tion of faith, honor and praise to the Holy Name of Jesus. At this time of necessity for greater strength in Catholic Action aefivi ties, it is hoped that all Catholic men, whether members of Holy Name Societies or not, will unite in making this function successful by filling the Cathedral to capa city. Speaker for the rally will be Monsignor Harold J. O'Donnell, assistant chancellor of the Co lumbus diocese. The program will be opened with the hymn, ''Oh, Holy Name," and will be followed by the recita tion of the Rosary led by Mon signor Harry S. Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral. Father Albert E. Culliton, diocesan di rector of the Holy Name Union and pastor of St. Christopher Church, will lead the assembly in the renewal of the Holy Name Pledge. The hymn. “Veni Sancte Spiri tus,” will be sung by St. Charles Seminary Choir, under the direc tion of Father F. Thomas Gallen, Diocesan Director of Church Mu sic. Following Pontifical Benedic tion the religious demonstration will close with the hymn. "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name," by the entire congregation. Joseph E. Tritschler, diocesan president of the Holy Name Union has appointed Ralph J. Kramer, Sr., as chairman of the annual rally, and Edward O. Ryan, as co chairman John A. McAndrews will be program chairman and Charles E. Leach, co-chairman. Aiding with arrangements will be Henry A Reinhart, Charles P. Gilbert, and Leo C. Walter. August C. Grodrian will be treasurer for the rally, as sisted by Edward P. Wolfe. James Rabbit will be chairman of ush ers. Clothing Drive Results Pass 1952 Totals The impressive total of 69.594 pounds of usable cloth ing was collected in the Colum bus Diocese during the Thanks giving week drive for poverty stricken people abroad. Father William Kappes, diocesan director of Catholic Charities, said this week that.the drive already has eclipsed last year's collection by more than 3000 pounds, and the total is expected to reach approxi mately 75000 pounds when the re mainder of the parishes send in their reports. Father Kappes said the clothing was of “very good quality” and that Catholics in the diocese, by their contributions, furnished a “magnificent example of concern and charity for their fellow men.” St. Mary Parish, Marion was the leader among parishes in the diocese, contributing 5100 pounds to the drive. It was the second consecutive year that the parish has set the pace in giving cloth ing, shoes, bedding and blankets to the poor. Other too contrib utors were Newark St. Francis, 2800 Dover St. Joseph 2622 Zanesville St. Nichols, ?c00 Co lumbus Holv Rosary. 2260 and Columbus St. Catharine, 2240 pounds. The clothing was shipped to New York, and then sent to Korea. Eu rope and the Near East. 119 Dioceses In Drive The drive was conducted by the War Relief Services oi the Nation al Catholic Welfare Conference under the auspices of the Bishop of the United States in 119 dio ceses. Bishop Readv termed tne drive a “necessity,” and pointed out that conditions in Korea have changed little since the truce, that thousands are cold and hun gry in Germany, and that uncount ed thousands of refugees from Soviet Satellite nations must de pend on our charity. Msgr. Eduard E. Swanstrom, ex ecutive director of War Relief Services declared that the drive would probably top all records. He added: "The instant response to the Bishops' appeal has been most gratifying inasmuch as it will alleviate the terrible sutferinc oi people actually living in the streets in those war-torn countries.” Msgr. Swanstrom, who recently returned from a tour of devastated areas overseas, asserted that it was no exaggeration to say that thousands would die unless aided by their fellow men. Last fall more than 10.000,000 pounds oi clothing and bedding were gathered in the national drive. o--------------- asting And Abstinence The complete fasting and ab stinence laws with a calendar of days on which they apply is carried for your convenience throughout the year on page three of this edition. Pope Warns Emphasis On Technology Is Not Right Road To Peace The Pontiff applied his counsel pal 1 ly to the peoples of Eu ront». He urged them to get away fiorn a material approach to the prolbiCITI of peace.” and to resist *ceirtam busy peace agents who thisik thait the whole peace prob 11111 he solved bv increased nrrw n and higher living stand In a moving appeal to Chris tian statesmen, the Holy Father asked them to take "reasonable risks" in striving for the conti nental union of Europe's peo ples. He exhorted them not "to aggravate social tensions" in their own countries "by dra matically emphasizing them." To those who call for "a so-called revolution in Christian con sciences," he pointed out that it is not Christianity that has failed in the social field but that the failure is "in the minds of her accusers." The greater part of the Holy Fa trier s address v as devoted to set ting forth the grave spiritual dan gers arising from the false dream of expecting a solution of all of mankmd's problems from what he termed the “technolo&cal spirit” and the “technclogical concept of life.” The Pope m«ide clear that his criticism should not be understood “as a condemns lion of technologi cal progress in itself.” which “COmto 4 afxtG /-o it can and ought to lead to God.” Technology Has Proper Place However, unless technology is given no more than its proper place in the hierarchy of values, the Pope warned, "this era of tech nological progress will achieve its monstrous masterpiece, making man into a giant of the physical world, at the expense of his soul, reduced to a pygmy in the realm of the supernatural and eternal.” In leading up to his appeal for a union of the countries of Europe, the Holy Father warned against "a peace based on fear” arising from a more or less equal distribution of technical and economical forces between two parties. Urging the discard of "that false autonomy of material forces which today are hardly different from war materials,” the Pope said: "Secure and lasting peace is above all a question of spiritual unity and of moral dispositions The present state of affairs will not imprqve, unless all na tions recognize common spiritual and moral ends c, humanity and mutually agree to oppose the cause of division reigning among them in the discrepancy of the standard of living and of productivity." The work for a union of Europe is strongly encouraged, the Pope said, by “the manifest failure of the contrary policy and by the tact Marian Tear Opens In Rome Mayor Rebechini of Rome is shown greeting His Holiness Pope Pius Xll at the famed statue of the Immaculate Conception in the Piazza de Spagna. Pictured, left to right, are Mayor Nebechini delivering his address Monsignor Enrico Dante, Papal Master of Ceremonies Cardinal Canali and His Holiness Pope Pius Xll. The ceremony was part of the opening of the Marian Year in the Eeternel City. (NC Photos) May The New Year Bring You Blessings And Happiness Price Ton Cants $3.00 A Year Annual Message Stresses True Peace As ‘Thing Of The Spirit’ VATICAN CITY —(Radio, N.C.W.C. NEWS SERVICE)— His Holiness Pope Pius Xll. in his 15th Christmas Eve address to a lear-ridden world, told mankind once again that true peace is a thing of the spirit He warned against the false concep tion of a new materialism that peace could be attained through wlogical progress. that the ordinary people in these countries expect it and consider it necessary and possible.” '•Why continue to hesitate?” the Pope asked. “The end is clear, the needs of nations are obvious to all Turning to those who, in ad vance. ask tor an absolute guar antee of success,’ the Pontiff said: “The supreme incitement to ac tion is the gravity of the moment through which Europe is strug gling. There is no security for her without risk. To demand absolute certaintv is to fail in good will to ward Europe.” In the course of his address the Pope pointed out how the “tech fUontinued on Page 2) Holv Hour Set For Youth Of Diocese, Jan. 3 The first monthly Holy Hour of the Catholic Youth Adora tion Society of the Diocese of Columbus will be held this Sunday afternoon at 2:30 P.M. in St. Joseph s Cathedral. The Holy Hour will be conducted by Father Richard Dodd of the Catholic Youth Bureau. The local council of young peo ple has been busy this past week publicizing the Holy Hour among the youth of the city of Columbus and vicinity. Pastors are encourag ing their young people to attend this Holy Hour, the first of its kwid for young people of high school age in the Diocese. The C'YA is a branch of a soci ety that was begun in New York in 1948 and which has spread throughout many dioceses in the country. The Holy Hour is in dia logue form, the prayers having been compiled by high school stu dents. There is a meditation used at the Holy Hour which is written by one of the young people them selves. A sermon and congrega tional singing are also part of the service. The intentions included in the »Holy Hour are many and varied. The local branch of the CYA will make especially a petition for world peace and for an increase in vocations to the Religious Life. The Holy Hour, a special project of the Catholic Youth Council for the Marian Year, will be held in Marian churches till summer. Feb ruary 7. St. Mary Parish will be host to the C'YA In March the Ho ly Hour will be held at the Immac ulate Conception Church while Ho ly Rosary Parish Church will be the scene of the Holy Hour on April 4. The monthly Holy Hour in May will be combined with the Di ocesan Youth Rally planned for the first Sunday of that month.