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True Peace Lead* Through Mary Vol. No. Ill, No. 30 Four Special Marian Davs Of Prayer Mark Month Of May Colunibu- Diocet-p To Join hi World Wide Observance As Holy Father Outlines Special Intentions Parishioners in the Columbus Diocese will join with Cath olics throughout the world in observance of four special Marian Davs of Prayer during May, Bishop Ready announced this week City has disclosed that prayers on four of the five Sundays of May will be directed toward intentions set forth in the encyclical, “Ful gens Corona.” in which His Holi ness Pope Pius Xll called upon Catholics throughout the world to join in observing the Marian Year. Sunday, May 2. will be observed as a Day ot Prayer for the Pope’s intentions. On Sunday. May 9. the Day of Prayer will be for Cath olics suffering persecution On May 23 the Children’s Day of Prayer for Peace has been designated. May 30, Catholics will offer prayers for priests and for an increase in vo cations to the priesthood and the religious life. Within the Diocese of Columbus Catholics will cele brate this Memorial Day by offer ing prayers for the welfare of the United States. The Central Committee of the Marian Year in the Vatican The Central Committee recalled the special efforts being made by the International Catholic Child Bureau and the Pax Christi Move ment to promote observance of the Children s Dav of Prayer. The observance is expected to be of the highlight events of whole Marian Year. Sunday, May^ 2nd 9:00 a. m.— Blessing and Dedication of Saint Elizabeth Church, Rotwell 3:00 p. m.—Vocation Day for Boys, Saint Charles p. m.—Clergy Theresa Shrine. Seminary 6:00 Retreat, Saint 4: 9:00 a. m.- Tuesday, May Solemn- Requiem Mass, coram Episcepo for Deceased Bishops and Priests of the Diocese, Saint Theresa Shrine 7:30 p. m. Confirmation, St. Luke, Dan ville. Wednesday, May 5th: 9:00 a. m.—Pontifical Mass, Cathedral, Solemnity of Saint Joseph—Pat ronal Feast of the Cathedral 5:00 p. m.—Closing of Clergy Re treat, Saint Thereto Shrine. Thursday, May 6th: 6:00 p. m. —Testimonial Dinner for Saint Aloysius High School Basketball Team, New Lexington. Sunday, May 9: 10:30 a. m.— Solemn Mass, coram Episcopo, Holy Rosary Church 25th Sacer dotal Anniversary of Monsignor Mattingly, pastor. Wednesday, May 12th: Depart, ure for official "ad limine" visit to the Holy See. Our Ladv around You. And so we. the chil dren of all nations of the world, come now to offer You our thanks, and to raise to You our prayer for peace. one the Official Bishop’s Engagements You wish to be with us at all times and in every place. Make of our hearts Your dwelling. Your al tar and Your throne. Grant that we may all become one great fam ily, united under Your protection and in Your love. Keep far from everyone, young and old, selfish thoughts and deeds, which separate the sons of Our Father in Heaven from one another and from You. Let Your grace be for us all a shield against Your enemies and those of Your Father. Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do. If men. by Your help, love one another, there will be true peace in the world, and we children shall be able to live free from the fear of the horrors of a new war. has the Meanwhile, the Holy Father composed a special prayer for worldwide Children s Day of Pray er for Peace. The pray ci asts aesus that “we may all become one great family united under Your protection and in Your love.” The Pope s prayer follows: Dear Jesus, You were once a child like us, and we aie told that You loved to have little children We beg Your Immaculate Mother Mary, who is also our Mother, to offer You this prayer of ours for peace, for then surely You will grant our petition. Thank you, dear Jesus. Amen. Saint Joseph's Patronal Feast To Be Marked Bishop Ready will be the cele brant of the special Pontifical Mass marking the patronal least of St. Joseph Cathedral May 5. the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, at 9 a.m. Spouse of the Blessed Virgin and Patron of the Universal Church, the feast of St. Joseph, is celebrated March 19. Because this day always falls in Lent, the exter nal solemnity of his least is ob served in May. Assisting Bishop Ready in the Mass will be Monsignor Harold O’Donnell, assistant priest. Deacons of honor to the Bishop will be Fa ther Lawrence Corcoran and Fa ther Bennett Applegate. The deacon and subdeacon of the Mass will be Father George Fulcher and Father Bernard Clory, respectively. The students of the Catholic high schools throughout the city will sing the Ordinary ol the Mass and the Schola Cantorum of St. Charles Seminary will sing the Propers and other music during the Mass. -o- Reds Jam alieati Radio Broadcasts To Poland BERLIN—(NO- The Soviets have sharply stepped up their jamming of Vatican Radio broadcasts to Pol and. it is reported here. The intensive jamming of Vati can Radio's Polish broadcasts is in contrast to the Russian action re garding other western programs, it was stated. Russian jamming of western broadcasts in Russian and other East European languages has recently diminished, it was said. Mother Of All Our Lady—Mother of All, a* soon by her children in the four corners of the world is the theme of this illustrated Cron which will adorn the posters, seals and Peace Bonds of a new Marian Year project of the Notional Council of Catholic Women, Washington, D.C. Beginning May 1, Peace Bond holders will pledge their prayers and their gifts for the peace of the world. Gifts to the NCCW Adopt a Family Program will be used to purchase food parcels for destitute Emilies in war-torn areas throughout the world. A KINK newspaper division OHIO STATE MUSEUM COLUMBUS 10 OHIO Father Spiers To Head New High School The Reverend Doctor Edward Spiers, Ph. D., for the past 15 years professor of mathematics and education at St. Charles Sem inary, Columbus, has been appoint, ed by Bishop Ready to be princi pal of the new Watterson High School now under construction in the northern section of the city. Dr. Spiers brings to his new post a specialized background in high school administration. He is the author of the most authorita tive work on the subject, "The Central Catholic High School," published by the Catholic Uni versity of America in 1952. He has also authored many works on the subject of the organization and administration of Catholic sec ondary schools which have appear ed in America, The Catholic Edu cation. Review and the Catholic School Journal. Besides his teaching duties, Fa ther Spiers is Dean of Students (Prefect of Discipline), Director of Athletics, and the Student Council Adviser at St. Charles. His long association with St. Charles began in 1927 when he entered the Preparatory Depart ment there. He was graduated from St. Charles Seminary in 1935 and was ordained in March of 1939, having completed his theological studies at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Norwood, Ohio. Retreat Set Sunday For 32 Priests Mc- will mas- Father Donald Schultz preach the sermon, and the ters of ceremonies for the occasion will be Monsignor Roland Winel. Father George Schorr and Father James Geoger. Priests who will make the first retreat are: Msgr. Joseph Casey. Msgr. Har ry Connelly, Msgr. John Donahie. Msgr. George Mason. Msgr. Herman Mattingly and Msgr. Francis Schwendeman. Fathers C. Bennett Applegate, Paul Bernier, William Connolly, Herman Crock, Charles Curran. Ralph Dermody, Richard Dodd, Leonard Falvey, Charles Foeller, George Foley, Charles Foy. Patrick Griffin. Robert Harwick and An drew Hohman. Fathers George Kennedy. James Kimberley, James Kulp. Chester LeBlanc. Edward McGinty, Am brose Metzger, William O’Brian. Edward Reidy, Lawrence Riley George Schorr, John Simon, and William Sullivan. o------------------ Suit Imperils Censorship Of Filins In Ohio A temporary injunction which would in effect halt film censor ship in Ohio was requested this week by the motiofi picture indus try. A hearing on the petition is scheduled at 9:30 a. m. today be fore Judge Ralph J. Bartlett in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The suit was filed by RKO Radio Pictures. Inc., New York City, the Independent Theatre Owners of Ohio, 55 E. State St.. Columbus: and two owners. Martin G. Smith of Toledo and Horace Adams of Cleveland. They specifically ask that the board be restrained from further levying, collecting or disbursing the fees collected from the movie industry for censoring film. The fees support the censorship pro gram. The plaintiffs declared that the fee is in reality a tax nf which (Continued on Page 2) a his Mas Catholic in 1945, and edu- Father Spiers received ter of Arts degree from University. Washington, majoring in mathematics cation. He received his Doctorate in Education from Ohio State Uni versity in 1950. Well known throughout the State for his work in the field of education, Dr. Spiers represents the Ohio Principals' Association at the meetings of the State Board of Control of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and is also representative of the Ca tholic High Schools in the State for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. He is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and *of the Ohio Prin cipals’ Association. During his tenure of office at St. Charles, Dr. Spiers has also served the Catholics of the community as assistant pastor at St. Aloysius. St Augustine. St. Leo, St. Therese Shrine and Sacred Heart churches. -------------------o- 71 SUH? make Thirty-two priests will their annual retreats at the of the Little Flower next The retreat, conducted by Edward L. Colnon, S.J., cago, will and close Wednesday evening. Shrine week. Father of Chi- begin this Sunday In announcing the retreat as signments, Bishop Ready urged parishioners to ask God’s blessings on the clergy during the important days of the retreat. This is the first of four retreats for clergy scheduled this year. The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, April 30, 1954 To the Reverend Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus My beloved Brethren: There has been little need to urge you to a in the events of this Marian Year. Your devotion been manifested everywhere throughout you for the continued evidence of your Mediatrix of all grace. Your love for our tainly merit for this Church of Columbus With my blessing. In upper photo are some of the 1500 members of the Diocesan cfouncil of Catholic Women who turned out for the group's Ninth Annual Spring Conference held in Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. Below are pictured some of the headliners at the convention dis cussing the Council's Marian Year program. Left to right are pictured Mrs. Mary Louise Black, Pres ident of the Western Deanery Sister Mary Janet S.C., a member of the Committee on Citizenship of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., who was a featured speaker Bishop Ready, who sponsored the conference Mrs. Alexander J. Glockner, President of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and Mrs. George Parker, President of St. Mary's Parish Council in Delaware and General Chairman of the ConOron.e Now that we are beginning Our Lady's Month. I know you will want to redouble your efforts to plead before her neavenly throne the cause of peace, to seek her intercession for increased vocations to the priesthood and the religious life, and to ask her maternal help in preserving our young men and women from the dangers which daily beset them. Towards this end. 1 emplore you to use these days well. Do not be satisfied with what is ordinary in the way of May devotions. Participate in the daily Holy Sacrifice ot the Mass, re ceive Holy Communion and attend the evening exercises honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary which have been arranged in the churches and chapels of the Diocese to meet the convenience of the Faithful. The Holy Father has recently proclaimed the Sundays of May as days of special prayer. Today, May 2nd, has been set aside for the Pope's own intentions during this Marian Year. 1 recall to your minds how' beautifully His Holiness has expressed the purposes of this period of great grace through Mary in the prayer composed for the Marian Year. Rekindle, therefore, your fervor in the recitation of this prayer. May 9th is to be a day of prayer for all Catholics suffering per secution. It is also traditionally Mother’s Day in this country. Children everywhere about us will turn with affectionate esteem toward their earthly mothers. We can arise above the natural sentiment of the day and appeal to the common Mother of all mankind for peace and solace, for courage and perseverance among the countless numbers of her children who need her protection now as urgently as at any time in history. Sunday. May 23rd, has been designated as Children’s Day. The Holy Father has especially asked the little ones ot Christ to pour forth from their innocent, pure, wholly grace-filled souls a plea to God for peace. Certainly, my beloved brethren, there rests with all of us a grave responsibility to give these chosen ones of the Savior an example of fervent prayer. It is expected of us to show the way if we are to experience any change in the generations which come after us. On the last Sunday of the month. May 30th. we are asked to pray for ou» own beloved United States. For us, it is Memorial Day when we remember in prayerful gratitude the sacrifices of the men and women who suffered and died in the service of our country. We might well pause to reflect that indifference and neglect now towards re-establishing the right relations between God and ourselves could quite easily be the cause of further destruction, further frat ricide, further grief in our homes. Finally, the Sovereign Pontiff has directed that May 30th be a day of prater for priests, prayer for vocations to the priesthood and tc the religious life. For the past several years, it has been a regular practice in the Diocese of Columbus to beseech God to give us an increase of vocations to the Sacred Priesthood and to the Communi ties of Sisters among our youth. The urgency for this need has in no way abated. The ranks of these holy and dedicated men and women will be filled only when those to whom Christ extends His invitation are permitted to hear His voice. It is our task as pastors of souls and parents of the young to see to it that, they are not hin dered from going to His service. The month of May is Mary's month. I pray God. my dear breth ren. that your personal lives and your homes will be enriched abund antly by a closer union with your Mother in heaven throughout May and the whole Marian Year. April 28. 1954 full participation to Our Lady has the Diocese. 1 commend great faith in Mary, the Blessed Mother must cer her unfailing protection. Devotedly irr Christ MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbia 1500 Attend DCCW Convention Members of the Columbus Committee of the National Catholic Community Service will play an active role in the annual observance of National Hospital Day, scheduled Sun day at Chillicothe Veterans’ Hospital. The all-day festival will open with a 9 a m. Mass in the hospital s Recreation Hall, with Fa. ther Francis Connor, veterans’ chaplain, as celebrant. A recognition program for vol unteer organizations which aid the rehabilitation of disabled war vet erans will be held at 11:30 a. m. Harold J. Breitfeller, chairman of the Columbus Committee of the NCCS.. will accept the VA s recog nition at the outdoor ceremony. One of the highlights of the day is the annual parade of vol unteer service groups In the parade will be floats sponsored by the NCCS, the CYO, Catholic War Veterans and its Auxiliary, the Holy Rosary Family Group, and the Twenty six Club of St. Augustine Parish. Marching in the parade will be the Knights of St. John and Joan ette Drill Team of St. Elizabeth Auxiliary No. 3, of the Knights of St. John. These two teams will also take part in the drill team exhibi tions at 3:15 p. m. The NCCS will participate in the Sundav Mass Schednletl In New Parishes Organization of two new parish es in Grove City and the Hilltop section of Columbus took a step forward this week, with Masses be ing scheduled in temporary loca tions. Father Bennott Applegate, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, administrator, will cele brate the first Masses Sunday for Members of the new St. Ag nes parish, which will be situat ed on W Mound St. near Wheat land Ave. The new perish has scheduled its first Masses for Sunday. The Masses will be cele brated at 8 and 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the W. Mound St. Elementary School, at W. Mound St. and Belvidere Ave. The first Mass for the new par ish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was celebrated by Msgr. Harold O’Donnell, assistant chancellor of the Diocese, administrator, at 9 30 a.m. Sunday at (he Community Theatre, 3651 Broadway, Grove City. It was noted that attendance at the first Mass gave evidence of the population surge in that area. Catholics in that section formerly were served by Holy Family Parish in Columbus and St. Cecilia Church, I New Rome. in the the Divine and ut The complete obedience ter dependence of Mary upon her Divine Son was pointed out by Sis ter Mary Janet as the example to be followed by the ladies in regu lating their daily lives in order to be eifective agents in combating the evils of the modern world and promoting the cause of the Church. Two Groat Needs “Of all society’s needs, the great est is that of stable family life the Sister noted, “and second is that of accepting our obligations a. Catholics: to share with all peo pie in justice and charity our in tellectual and spiritual gifts, and to promote the general welfare in a way which would lead to a Chris tian society.” In both of these instances. Mary was pointed out as the perfect model “in home and family life. NCCS XV ill Take Part In Vets’ Hospital Day open house to be held at 7.30 in the Recreation Hall. The Columbus Committee of the NCCS was established by Bishop Ready in 1949 to aid disabled war veterans at the Chillicothe Veter ans’ Hospital. The group carries out a series of monthly parties, ath letic events, smokers, baseball and football games to cheer the veter ans. A hostess committee of 60 young women aids in the enter tainment program under the di rection of Miss Theresa Selegue and Miss Patti McBride. Also*included on Sunday's pro gram is a tour of the hospital, and exhibits of Army weapons and planes. Picnic areas, snack bars and parking facilities will (Continued on Page 2) Do Your Part! Blessed Virgin Cited As Model Of All Laywomen’s Activities Au inspiring example of devotion to the Blessed Mother was witnessed last Sunday when more than 1500 members of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women assembled at Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan University Campus in Delaware for their Ninth Annual Spring Conference. Focusing their 1954 activities on the Marian Year the theme of this year's meeting was dedicated to Mary “the Glory, the Joy, the Honor of all Pdbple.” The conference was spon sored bv Bishop Ready, Both Bishop Ready and Sister Mary Janet, S.C., principal speak ers at the conference, cited the Blessed Virgin as the model to be followed by the ladies in all activities. their tho ♦ho Bishop Ready emphasized necessity for the ladies of DCCW "as individuals and as a Catholic body to unite in prayers and sacrifices and in demonstra tions of love for the Blessed Mother and her Divine Son." Praising the work of the Council during the past year. Bishop Ready reminded the group that their efforts were so successful because they were "done through love for the Mother of God and your desire to participate great work of the Church Church founded by her Son." Your Support Catholic Timet Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year and in the necessity of sharing spiritual gifts with others.” “While woman has a special function in her home and her role is one of great significance.” Sis ter Janet said at the same time “she is being challenged as never before to play a role in restoring God to society Women have a place in public affairs.” Two Extremes A midcourse between the ex tremes of homelife and public ac tivity was advocated by the Sister as the ideal position for fulfilling these important Apostolates: “There is a great resurgence in our society toward the restoration of religion in our social life. And if the restoration of home life calls for women to stay moie closely with the home, the necessity of so ciety calls for us to leave thg home more. The answer,” she said, “must be found in a mid-course between extremes.” “If the Blessed Mother were here today/' Sister Jenet sum med up, “she would be always aware of her complete de pendence upon God and His abid ing presence. She would accept her individual role in God's plan she would help others to find and accept theirs. She would ac cept her social responsibilities, and accept them in the context of today's world." “Mary would be a woman of her time.” Sister Janet concluded. “So must we be in the world drama of today, knowing the social, political, economic and religious factors of this time. We must learn to choose, to ac cept or tian which Thus. according to Uhris- standards. the possibilities extend themselves to us. with Mary as our guide, we be able to promote that and unity calls for peace Father Year. which the Holy this Marian in and President The Officers of came in for the Diocesan Council high praise from the Bishop his address as did the choir of the (Continued on Page 2) Confirmation Schedule Of Bishop Hettinger May 2—Our Lady of Good Hope church, Miamisburg. Ohio —3:30 p. m. Resurrection church. Dayton. Ohio—7:30 p. m. May 7—Corpus Christi church, Dayton, Ohio—3:30 p. m., 7:30 p. m. May 13—Holy Family church, Dayton, Ohio—4 00 p. m, 7:30 m. May 19—St. Mary s church Dayton. Ohio—7:30 p. m. May 25—Our Lady of the Ros ary. Dayton. Ohio—7:30 p. m. May 27—Ascension Thursday —St. Joseph Cathedral, Colum bus—3.00 p. m. Interracial Group Honors Nun Mother Roseanne, O.S.F., administrator of St. Ann's Hospital, this week received the Catholic Interracial Council of Columbus first annual award for her "outstanding achievements in interracial jus tice and charity." Mother Roseanne, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity of Stella Niagara, was presented with a scroll and a statue of Blessed Martin De Porres by Paul J. Lynch, president of the interracial council, Also on hand at the presentation are Mrs. Joseph Jennings, a member of the eoun cil, and Father Augustine Winkler, moderator of the council, and administrator of St. Edward the Confessor Church, Granville.