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True Peace Leads Through Mary Vol. No. Ill, No. 31 Bishop Ready Dedicates New Church In Roswell The new st. Elizabeth Church in Roswell, the culmination of 10 years of effort on the part of zeal ous parishioners, was formally opened Sunday, May 2, 1954. Bishop Ready blessed the new modern brick church, and cele brated the 9 a m. Mass. The new church replaces the building con strutted shortly after the parish was organized 54 years ago by Fa ther Lawrence Beck. O.F.M. Cap. Assisting Bishop Ready were Fa ther Ambrose L. Freund, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, New Phila delphia. and dean of the Northern Deanery, and Father Qeorge Schorr, vice chancellor, as master of ceremonies. Father Alphonse Schreiber, O.F.M. Cap., who start ed the building fund in 1944. preached the sermon.' Also in attendance were Father Victor Green. O.F.M. Cap. of Pitts burgh, Provincial of the Capuchin Order, and Father David Dressman. O.F.M. Cap., pastor of St. Joseph Church. Dover. Father Matthias Gallenz. O.F.M, Cap. was appointed Pastor in 1949 and it was under his inspiration and direction that the present building program was brought to its successful conclusion. The men's choir of Sacred Heart Church. New Philadelphia, sang at the Mass, and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus from the New Philadelphia Council served as an honor guard for Bishop Ready. During his years as pastor of the church. 1944-1947. Father Alphonse initiated the building fund and col lected more than $4000. The 35 wage earners of the parish signed pledge cards, and by the fall of Second Cierg v Retreat Starts Mondav For 31 The second of four retreats foi the clergy scheduled this year will begin Monday, May 10. at the Shrine of the Little Flower. Thirty one priests have been assigned to this group which will again be un der the direction of Father Edward L. Colnon. S.J., of Chicago. The re treat will end Thursday evening, May 13. The group includes the follow ing priests: Msgr. Frederick Burkhart. Msgr. John Fagan. Msgr. John Kerrigan and Msgr. Patrick Kilgallen. Fathers George Buchmann, John Byrne. Raymond Carter. Rich ard Connelly. Eugene Dunn. John Dunn, Paul Elsner, Harry Estadt, J. Arnold Favret, James Foley, Ambrose Freund. James Geiger. Peter Grabaskas. Earl Holtzapfel and Edward Hudacek. Fathers Bernard Jones. William Kappes. Albert Kessler, Edward Kessler, Julius Klinec, Edmund McCormick. William McEwan, Frank Riehl. Raphael Rodgers, Julian Schaefer. John Sughrue and Arthur Zuber. All the faithful are urged to ask God’s blessings on* these priests for the success of their retreats. 1952, had raised the fund to $11,000. Bishop Ready granted the parish permission to build the new church Jan. 20. 1953, after approv ing plans drawn up by Wachter and Kerr, architects of Warren, Ohio. It was significant that ground was broken on March 13, 1953 with a borrowed bulldozer. For much of the equipment used to build the structure was loaned by various firms. Under the direction of contractor Angelo Martinelli, a parishioner, the church was built at cost. In addition, more than 2000 man hours of labor were contributed by Catholics and non-Catholics of the village. The church, with its attractive social room, because of donations and contributed labor was built for $27,000.00. Father Beck, the first pastor of the church, was succeeded in 1904 by Msgr. Bernard P. Vogel. The Roswell parish and the mission at SherodsvilleNvere the first assign ments for Msgr. Vogel, who on June 10 will celebrate at St. Leo’s the fiftieth anniversary of his or dination. Monsignor Vogel has re sided at St. Raphael’s Home for the Aged since his retirement from St. Leo's parish in May, 1952. Father J. P. Vonville became pastor of Roswell in 1906. and was succeeded by Monsignor Vogel who again served a short time. Father John Byrne was named pastor in 1907, and was succeeded by Fa ther John A. Mattes the following year. Father Mattes remained until July. 1912. when the Capuchin Fa thers were assigned to the church. Serving the longest term as pas tor of St. Elizabeth's was Father Bernardine Kuhlman. O.F.M. Cap. who served the parish from 1927 till 1944. Much of the growth of the church in this area was due to this priest's devoted labors among the people of the surround ing territory. Other Capuchin Fathers who have served as pastor of the par ish since its founding are: Father Alphonse Hillenbrandt. Father Theodore Schillo, Father Servein Scharll, Father Angelus Seikel, Father Anthony Burkart. Father Vincent Langguth, and Father Ju lian Patterson. -------------------o------------------- Holy See Joins Historical Unit VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) —The Holy See has accepted an in vitation to join an International Committee for Historical Sciences, according to the Vatican Press Of fice. The committee, founded in 1926, includes representatives from 25 countries and four international organizations. It will hold its tenth congress in Rome in 1955. Several noted historians from some of the leading Catholic uni versifies will represent the Holy See on the committee at large and on the Internal Commission for Ec clesiastical History. Vocation Day |For Boys Held One hundred and thirty boys of the Diocese attended a Vocation Day Conference Sunday afternoon. May 2 at St. Charles Seminary, Co lumbus Bishop Ready was host and gave the principal address. The afternoon s program, arrang ed by Father Thomas Sabrey, Chairman of the Diocesan Voca tion Committee, included talks on the nature of a vocation and the seminarian's life given by Father Paul O’Dea, Dean of St. Charles, and Father John Wolf, a member of the faculty. Bishop Ready was celebrant of Pontifical Benediction at the close of lhe formal part of the program. Following Benediction, the boys were divided into groups and given a complete tour of the Seminary at which the seminarians acted as guides and answered the myriad of questions fired at them by their young guests. b.J I’ Orse hundred thirty young men from throughout th* Diocese of Columbus, pictured above with Bishop Ready, their host, attended the Annual Vocation Day for Boys at St. Charles Seminary, Sunday. These young men heard talk* on vocation* and were given a tour of the Seminary after attending Pontifical Benediction in th* Seminary chapel where they were addressed by Bishop Ready. Addressing the young men on the problem facing them of recog nizing a true vocation. Bishop Ready warned them ■"not to think of a vocation as something com pletely extraordinary.” “A true vocation,” the Bishop went on to explain, "is the sense of the love of God. It is the sense of the service of Christ—the sense that will enable a man to do any thing that he puts his determina tion to when he feels that it is the thing Christ wishes him to do/’ The Bishop told the group that all necessary help would be given to any young man in recognizing his vocation. "The first step must be yours," the Bishop counselled. “the call must be in you, and you must interpret the resources that are in your own sou' towards the work of the priesthood and to wards the service of Jesus Christ Our Lord.” To be told that you're the winner of a $750 scholarship award is ex citing enough when you're a seven teen year old high school senior with a longing to go to college. But when you’ve just been put to bed in a hospital and told that you would have to spend a few weeks of absolute quiet there, such an an. nouncement would be ’just what the doctor ordered.’ “I feel so good 1 could go home right now,” was the reaction of Mary Louise Weisenbach, a Rosary High School senior, when Mr. James Swanson of North American Aviation Inc., told her she was a winner in the company’s Manage ment Club Scholarship contest. Names of i*he winners were an nounced last week and Mr Swan son had gone to the school to pre sent Mary Louise her award. How ever. it happened to be the very day that the 17-year-old youngster had been taken ill. Tests were conducted and the doctors diagnosis was rheumatic fever. Mary Louise was taken to Mother’s Dav This coming Sunday, May 9, has been designated as a special day of prayer for all those suf fering persecution throughout the world This is also Mother's Day. Bishop Ready has asked us all to "rise 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 pro tection now as urgently as at any time in history." At St. Charles Bishop Ready urged the young men to protect the first signs of a vocation by 'ardent love for Christ—the Holy Eucharist and by prayer prayer to the Blessed Mother, and by devotion to the Sacred Heart, to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and other lovely devo tions in which we constantly re member what our purpose in life is and how best we can attain that purpose.” ‘‘Christ is constantly providing priests to care for His Church and to some of you He is saying, 'Come follow Me!.’ the Bishop contin ued. “Think of how poor your own life would be if you had no priest, if others had not answered this call. Think of how poor your life would be if you had no teacher of the truths of Jesus Christ, if you had no one to administer the Sacra ments.” (Continued on Page 3) T"1! i nr lhe v/dtnolic limes Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 7, 1954 Scholarship News Cheers Stricken Student Mary Louis* Weisenbach, 17, a Rosary High School Senior, receives word that she is the winner of a $750 scholarship from the Management Club of th* Colrrdbus Division of North American Aviation, Inc. The day the awards were announced, Mary Louise was taken to the St. Anthony Hos pital with rheumatic fever. Pictured with Mary Louis* abov* ar* Sister M. Christine, S.P.S.F., of th* hospital staff, and Mr. Jarnos A. Swanson, chairman of th* scholarship committ** who pr*s*nt*d th* award. St. Anthony Hospital where Mr Swanson caught up with her to break the good news. The child's doctor says that she will be re quired to remain in bed tor a few weeks but should be quite well and anxious to start her college career in the fail. II W A Mary Louise, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Weisen bach. 770 N. Cassady Ave., has been active in journalism and dramatics at Rosary. She has indicated she would like to attend either Dayton University or Ohio State Univer sity. Children of all NAA employees were eligible to enter the scholar ship contest. Winners were select ed chiefly on the basis of short es says written on suggested topics/* The scholarship committee drew up a list of ten general topics in cluding the atomic energy ques tion, Communism, ethics of office holders, government security from cradle to grave, etc. The entrants were permitted to select three of these topics and write a 1000 word Three priests in the Columbus Diocese will observe the Silver Jubilee ot their ordination to the Sacred Priesthood Sunday. Ordained in St. Josephs Ca thedral May 9. 1929 by the late Bishop James J. Hartley, the jubi larians are Msgr. Herman Matting ly, pastor of Holy Rosary Church Father Albert Culliton. pastor of St. Christopher Church, both in Columbus and Father Carl L. Heilman. administra‘or of St. Jo seph Church, LaRue. Special celebrations are plan ned in Holy Rosary and St. Christo pher Parishes Sundaj for Monsig nor Mattingly and Father Culliton. Father Heilman planj to observe the occasion quietly. Bishop Ready will preside at Msgr. Mattingly’s Jubilee Mass at 10 o’clock on Sunday at Holy Rosary Church. Father Thomas Reynolds, pastor of St. Mary Church. Norwalk, will be the dea con. and Father Joseph Finan, pastor of St. Joseph Church, I^wis ville, O., will be the subdeacon. The sermon will be given by Fa ther Edward Cuneo, O.S.B., Ph.D., dean of St. Vincent’s College, I-a trobe, Pa. A parish reception is scheduled in the Holy Rosary School hall at 8 m. Bishop Hettinger will preside at Father Culliton’s anniversary Mass at 10 a. m. in St. Christopher Church. Breakfast for the clergy will be served following the Mass, and a parish reception in the social hall has been scheduled between 8 and 9:30 in the evening in hon or of Father Culliton. Father Paul O'Dca, of St. Charles Seminary will be deacon and Father James Hanley, assistant at St. Christo pher's, will be sub-deacon. Monsignor Mattingly was the first editor of The Columbus Regis ter in 1940. and in 1951 continued in the same capacity for The Cath olic Times and served until March 19. 1954. Born in Nashport in Muskingum County, Monsignor Mattingly re ceived his early education in the schools at Mattingly Settlement and at Newark. His college and seminary courses were taken at St. Vincent's College, Latrobe. Pa.. which awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1953. He earned the Master of Arts de gree at St. Vincent’s. He was ordained May 9, 1929 and his first assignment was to the faculty of St. Charles Seminary. In June. 1948. he served as pastor of St. Edward s, Granville. In August, II 11 I I essay expressing their thoughts and feelings concerning the mat ter. According to Mr. Swanson. “We were looking tor youngsters we felt would become leaders in the community. We wanted to gne them a little assistance.” The winners have until October. 1955. to put their awards to use. As soon as they enroll in an ac credited college or university of their choice they will be given the money. Judges for the scholarship con test included Father Bennett C. Applegate. Diocesan Superintend ent of Schools: Richard O Knight, director of Industrial education, Columbus Board of Education, and Gordon F. Pearson, director of Management Control of the Co lumbus Division of North Ameri can Aviation. Inc. Members of the Columbus Man agement Club scholarship commit tee responsible for arrangement’, included Mr. Swanson, Max Hoff man and Harry Todd. Three Priests To Mark Their Silver Jubilees Of Ordination 1950, Bishop Ready appointed Mon signor Mattingly pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Columbus. Father Culliton has been pastor of St. Christopher Church since it was established in February, 1947 by Bishop Ready. He is also di ocesan director of the Holy Name Society. Immediately following ordina tion. Father Culliton was appointed to the faculty of St. Charles Sem inary. During this time. Father Culliton served for five years as chaplain at St. Ann's Orphanage and assistant at Holy Rosary Church. From 1934 to 1946. he was chap lain at the Orient State School, and for seven years while serving St. Peter’s Church, he directed the Santa Lucia Community House in Columbus. Father Culliton. a native of Lynn, Mass., was eduoated Bos ton schools, St. Mary's Preparatory School and College, and at St. John's Seminary, Little Rock. Ark. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Arkansas Seminary. A Columbus native. Father Heil man has been administrator of St. (Continued on Page 3) New Encyclical Issued... -.............. .. It also gave counsels for the prat tice of chastity and for training seminarians for the celibate life. The Holy Father denounced as “pernicious” the idea of those who counsel young people away from religious or priestly life on the ground that virtuous people are needed in the world. Prominent in the encyclical was the Holy Father's disapproval of the current error of "those who. departing from right thought -o exalt matrimony as to place it be fore virginity' and who "under value chastity consecrated to God and ecclesiastical celibacy.” The document clearly stressed that from the earliest times the Father* recognized th* excel- The seminar was aimed at pro moting international understand ing through the dissemination of UN working principles and ideals in schools of all levels. Countries represented included Australia. American Samoa. Thailand. Singa pore. Hong Kong. Japan. Indonesia. Laos and the Philippines. Declaring that almost all spe cial agencies of th* UN have an "exclusively materialistic inter est," Chancellor Hernandez said that th* only agency that seem ed to recognize man's spirituality was UNESCO, all th* rest—such as th* Food and Agricultural Or« ganization, the World Health Or ganization, and the International Labor Organization being chiefly concerned with the needs of man's body. But even the UNESCO, the Cath olic lay leader asserted, does not acknowledge the ultimate source of men’s rights and their freedoms. He urged that the UNESCO be em powered to “spread all possible in formation regarding the various religion of mankind so that each man in his own way find out that the ultimate source of peace is the Supreme Being Chancellor Hernandez decried the tact that none of the working groups at the seminar showed a willingness to discuss the problem of communism in connection with the main objective of the seminar. "I believe we ere doing our selves an inculceble disservice," he said, "by steering eway from this burning issue which is be ing disputed not only in th* UN General Assembly, not only in the chancelleries of th* world, but more graphically on battle fields around Hanoi, Laos and Cambodia." He said communism s doctrine of violence is incompatible with the principles of the United Na tions. The stand of the UN, there- Th* real beginning of th* new St. Agnes parish took place last Sunday with the celebration of the first Mass in the auditorium of the W. Mound St. Elementary School at W. Mound and Belvidere Avenue. Father Bennett C. Apple gate, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools and administrator Pope Scores Errors Exalting Married Life Above Celibacy VATICAN CITY (NO Contemporary errors exalting the married state above celi bacy were condemned by His Holiness Pope Pius XII in an encyclical letter which he declar ed was intended “to proclaim and defend in a special way at the present time the excellence of the gift of virginity.” Entitled. “Sacra Virginitas” (Sacred Virginity), the 8,000-word document was largely concerned with priestly celibacy and religious chastjty. It outlined the Church’s traditional doctrine by ample quotations from the Church Fathers of all ages showing the superiority of virginity over the married state. —.~ lence of virginity as higher life of closer union with God. Commenting on St Paul's first epistle to th* Corinthians (chap ter 7, verses 32-34), Pope Pius said: "Her* is the principal pur pose and primary reason of Christian virginity: aspire only to divine things and there to di rect mind and spirit, the wish to pleas* God in all things, to think intensely of Him, and to consecrate entirely to Him body and soul" (The Scripture text reierred to by the Pope reads: “I would have you free from care. He who is un married is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please God. Whereas he who is Take Stand on Religion, Communism, UN Urged MANILA (NC) Delegates at a Pacific regional United Nations seminar here heard a demand for a clear-cut stand on three controversial issues religion in the UN Education al. Scientific and Cultural Organization communism, and in ternational morality. The challenge came from of San Sebastian College in Manila, newly named president of Catholic Action of the Philippines. He said the issues, however de batable. should be "discussed open ly. thoroughly and dispassionately" because “hatejtfear and misunder standing arise from an inordinate hate of discussion or fear of open debate.” Chancellor Jose Hernandez fore, should be clear-cut on the matter. On international morality, Mr. Hernandez took exception to the statement of the seminar chairman. Dean I. Panlasigui of the State University of the Philippines, who had said: ‘To make all people- live under one moral and religious standard is against the objectives of the UN “So we mean To say.” asked Her nandez. "that murder, rape and sabotage—if they are considered virtues in Russia, should not be considered as evil in France, Eng land or the Philippines?" “The UN Charter is a code of moral conduct. The frequent men tion of respect for human rights and fundamental freedom in that charter is an eloquent testimony that the signatory nations have agreed to follow certain forms of behavior, that is a detinue morali ty.” he stressed. Mr. Hernandez urged that these issues be carefully threshed out in the United Nations seminars, al though they are “explosive and controversial.” Unless the issues are resolved the member nations of the UN will remain disunited, he said. -------------------o------------------- Pope To Appear Ou TV June 6 VATICAN CITY—(Radio. NO— Europe's TV audiences will have the opportunity of a "visit with the Pope” on June 6. it was learned from a reliable authority. His Holiness Pope Pius XII will address the TV audience in six languages The telecast will origi nate with the Italian television corporation and will be hooked with other TV networks through out Europe It is believed that this "visit with the Pope will inaugurate Italy's exchange of TV programs with other European countries. There has been none so far and none is planned till the end of May. The scene of the telecast is ex pected to be one of the colorful, ornamental rooms of the papal apartments First Masses Celebrated In Aetc St. Agnes Parish It Do Your Pari! Support Your Catholic Timet Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife and is divided. And the unmarried woman and the virgin thinks about the things of the Lord that she may be holy in body and in spirit. Whereas she who is married thinks about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.”) Pope Pius asked where, for ex ample. would St. Francis, St. Vin cent de Paul. St. John Bosco or St. Frances Cabrim have found time or strength for their heroic labors if they had not dedicated them selves wholly to God and religion# activity? The Pope also noted that the Fa thers of the Church have always recognized that, while a legitimate good in itself, married life—espe cially after the fall of Adam— tends to prevent people from giv ing themselves completely to God. Those who wish such a life of ded ication. he declared, do their best to embrace virginity. Moderns Rejected The Holy Father rejected the teaching of some moderns that th* sexual instinct is the most im portant and dominating of the human organism, and that man WASHINGTON The errora referred to by th* Pope in hi* new encyclical "Sacred Virgini ty" have not assumed such pro portions that any particular per son has been condemned for them, according to a theologian here. Father Alfred Rush of the School of th* Sacred Theology at Catholic University her* stated that these error* have sometimes cropped up a* un wise arguments in emphasizing the sacred character of th* matrimonial stat*. However, they have not become so preva lent or detailed a* to become a heresy, he said. Father Rush considered the Pontiff's encycli cal a warning against dangerous trends rather than a condemn*, tion of a widespread teaching. The priest said he could not cite any prominent or accepted the ologian today who held these er rors. cannot repress it throughout life! without harm especially tn his ner vous system. “As St. Thomas rightly observ ed,” he said, “the most deeply rooted instinct of our makeup is that of self-preservation, with sex inclination in the second place.” He added that man has the faculty of reason to control and direct his free actions. Another tenet which the Pope denounced explicitly as a "dan gerous error" is that which hold* that matrimony is th* only mean* of assuring th* proper develop ment and natural perfection of a human personality. Those who hold this error, th* Pope said, us* this fallacious argument: Matrimony is a sacrament and virginity is not therefore, matri mony is a better instrument for uniting the soul to God than vir ginity. The Pope referred again to St. Paul's first epistle to the Corinthi ans (7.5) to show that the apostle held up to married people tempo rary conjugal abstinence as some thing higher than the use of the marriage right. St. Paul’s epistle (Continued on Page 2) of the new parish celebrated two Masses for the new par ish, one at 8 and the other at 10:30 a. m. A total of 454 persons attended the two Masses. Pictured outside the school after the last Mass are Father Applegate and his new parishioners.