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True Peace Lead* Through Mary Vol. No. Ill, No. 32 Bishop’s Appointments The Most Reverend Bishop announce* the following appoint ments: Effective May 14, 1954 Reverend Leo Sullivan from Assistant Pastor, Saint Mary Per ish, Delaware, to Assistant Pastor, Saint Francis de Sale* Parish, Newark. Rev. Joseph Stanton from Assistant Pastor, Saint Francis de Sale* Parish, Newark, to Assistant Pastor, Saint Mary Parish, Dela ware. Reverend Lawrence O'Connor from Assistent Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Newark, to assistant Pastor, Saint Patrick Parish, London. Effective June 5, 1954 Reverend William Rardin, from temporary assignment at Saint Charles Seminary to a summer appointment at Corpus Christi Perish, Columbus. Effective May 1, 1954 Reverend John Grady., O.M.I. Chaplain of the Columbus Stat* Hospital. By Order of the Most Reverend Bishop ROLAND T. WINEL Chancellor Catholics Of Zanesville Area To Join In Marian Ceremony ZANESVILLE Between four and five thousand persons are ex pected to join in an impressive demonstration of devotion to Mary in this her Marian Year when Ca tholics of Somerset. New Lexing- Dulles Expresses Thanks To NCCM For Their Support WASHINGTON—(NO—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has ex pressed his gratitude for the sup port of the National Council of Ca tholic Men who recently adopted a resolution opposing recognition of Red China and its admission into the United Nations. A letter written in Geneva by the Secretary to Francis I. Nally, president of the N.C reply to a telegram sent him by the N.C.C.M. said: “I appreciae your support in this matter With greater public under standing, I am confident that our position will win increasing ap proval.” M. Dulles called the in terest of the N.C.C.M, “most en-* eouraging.” ton, Dresden, Cambridge, Newark. Zanesville and other surrounding towns conduct a public ceremony in Mary's honor here Sunday. May 23. Plans are being made by the Holy Name Societies of both St. Thomas and Sts Nicholas churches here for a public parade and cere mony. The parade will move at 2:00 p. m. along the route from the Big Bear parking lot on S. Fourth St. to Main and from there to the front of St. Nicholas Church at Greenwood and Main. There an altar will be erected in front of the Church where a May Crowning ceremony will take place followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The main address will be deliv ered by Father Paul Corbett, O.P., of St. Patrick Church, Columbus. Invited to participate in the cele bration are the children of St. Thomas, St. Nicholas and Rose crans High School, the Bugle Corps of St. Aloysius Academy. New Lex ington. St. Nicholas Boy Scouts, all women’s and men's organizations of both Zanesville parishes and all Catholic friends from the sur rounding area. Dignitaries Honor St. Aloysius missioner of th* Ohio high scho New Lexington St. Aloysius of ficially closed its basketball season last Thursday. May 6. And what a closing it was. With over 450 “fans” looking on the Blue Knights heard praise from Bishop Ready, Governor Lausche. Harold Ems wiler, Ohio State Commissioner of high school athletics, Father Maurice Donovan, pastor of St. Rose church, New Lexington. Fa ther William McEwan, athletic di rector of St. Aloysius. Bob Fowle, head basketball coach, and his as sistant. Tony Lol Io. Judge D. C. Jen kins of the Probate of Juvenile Court was toastmaster of the af fair. The occasion was the recognition banquet to honor the state class basketball champions, sponsored jointly by the St. Aloysius athletic association, the New Lexington Jaycees, the Lions club and the merchants and clerks association. Bishop Ready delivering the main address quoted from St Paul Ln saying, “All run indeed, but only Church and government dignitaries gathered in New Lexington on Thursday, May 6, to honor St. Aloysius stat* basketball champions. In the photo above, left to right, Bob Fowl*, head coach Bob Sagan, captain Bishop Ready, Mik* Allen, star center Governor Lausche, and Harold Emswiler, com 1 athletic association. one receives the prize." The Bishop said that athletics are another form of education. "Education in competition.” “Athletics are just a part of your education. In athletics you learn obedience and reverence. You learn to play the game according to fixed rules. You learn to respect your school, your team, your op ponent and his school. You can be a good hian unless these char acteristics grow in you. Reverence for and obedience to God s rules in fulfilling your purposes in life are essential for success.” The Bishop observed that in winning the state championship the Blue Knights aie as well known in their area as Notre Dame is in other parts. Referring to the championship game, which the Blue Knights won 65-63. the Bishop said "We would have loved you just as much had the score been reversed and you had lost by two points We wouldn't have had the joy of this present oc Hospital Meet Set May 17-20 At Atlantic City Father William E. Kappes, Dioce san Director of Charities and Hos pital.-. will head a delegation from the Columbus Diocese to take part in the Catholic Hospital Associa tion convention in Atlantic City, N. J„ May 17-20. Representatives of 1.400 Canad ian and U.S. hospitals will attend the 39th annual convention which will open with a Solemn Pontifical Mass at St. Nicholas Church and will be closed with a Holy Hour in mammoth Convention Hail. Under the theme. “Fulfilling the objectives of the Catholic Hospital,” delegates will attend sectional and general meetings, hearing such speakers as Dr. Edward J. McCor mick, president of the American Medical Association, Msgr. Donald A. McGowan, director of the Bu reau of Health and Hospitals, N. C. W. C. and Father Ignatii/s Smith, O. P., dean of the School of Philos ophy of the Catholic University. Bishop Bartholomew J. Eustace of Camden will be featured as key note speaker on the convention's opening day. The Marian Year Holy Hour which will climax the convention will be conducted by Father Smith. The convention will be dedi cated to the memory of Father Francis P. Lively, president of the association, who died on March 15 of this year. Msgr. Edmund J. Goebel of Mil waukee, president-elect of the as sociation. will deliver the presi dent's message preceding the Holy Hour services. At a recent convention of the As sociation's Western Conference in Los Angeles the association’s execu tive director. Father John J. Flan agan. S.J cited the chronic need for expansion despite the fact that the nation's 1,000 Catholic hospit als increased their capacity by 4,000 beds last year. Father Flan agan said Catholic hospitals in the U.S. now- have 124.000 beds but many more are needed. -------------------o------------------- Archbishop Marks Jubilee SAVANNAH. Ga—(NO—Arch bishop Gerald P. O’Hara. Bishop of Savannah-Atlanta and Papal Nun cio to Ireland, will observe the 25th anniversary of his elevation to the episcopacy on May 20. State Champs STATE casion in hailing your victory but our admiration of you would have been as great.” Governor Lausche saluted the state champs and drew an example from the Blue Knights winning the championship. "Who would have thought that a small school in Per ry county, with only 27 boys, could win the state championship of Ohio?” The governor said that in life things happen that are so un believable. so far from compre hension that they are thought im possible. “The championship that these boys have won shows us the things that can be done even when they seem beyond realization.” Governor Lausche condemned the evil forces which profit from the seduction -of youth by spread ing obscene and lewd so-called “comics” and “true stories.” He urged the citizens to be alert to the racketeers of vicious enterpris es and to help the state authori ties to protect youth and all citi (Contyjued on Page 2) The catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 14, 1954 Th* impending canonization of Pop* Pius will increase the importance of a letter in the Pontiff's own handwriting conferring his Apostolic Benediction on th* Pontifical College Josephinum. Th* letter, dated Apr. 23, 1908, was received on the twentieth anni versary of the founding of the college. It hangs in a place of honor in the main hall at the Josephinum. The Latin text reads: "Dilectis filiis moderatoribus, professoribus et alumnis Pontificii Collegii Columbensis fausta, quaequ* et salutaria a Domino adpraecantes, grati et benevolentis animi nostri testem. A posto lie am Benedictionem effuse caritat* impertimus. Ex aedibus Vaticanis die 23 Aprilis 1908 Pius PP. X." Translated, the text reads: "To our dear sons who are the directors, professors and students of the Pontifical College of Columbus, we grant out of the fullness of charity our Apostolic Blessing, which is the witness of our esteem and benevolence, and pray the Lord to give you every spiritual and temporal blessing. Given at the Vatican April 23, 1908, Pius Pontifex, X." Monsignor Montini Tel Is Of Growth Of Atheism By Burke Walsh (Radio N.C W.C. News Service) PARIS Three hundred Catholic journalists represent ing 29 countries assembled here for the Fourth International Congress of the Catholic Press In a message sent to the Congress. Msgr. Giovanni B. Montini, Vatican Pro-Secretary of State, warned the journalists that "an immense wave of atheism is breaking over lhe world.” Monsignor Montini said that the Catholic journalist, "a son of the Church, eager to sene his Mother,” will "unmask error, what, ever name it hides behind.” The Congress, whose theme is “The Catholic Press in the World, its Mission and its Future.” open ed with a Mass celebrated by Arch bishop Paul Marella, Papal Nuncio to France. Dr. Friedrich Funder, editor of Die Furche, Catholic weekly of Vienna, and correspond ent emeritus of the N.C.W.C. News Service, said the Congress here was the realization of a dream long held by many veterans of Catholic journalism. He declared: "We Australian Catholics—who ar* at th* mom*nt between two worlds—have a sent* of being de fenders of liberty, dignity and th* Christian faith of our peopl*. If we have never lost courage, even in prison, it was chiefly be cause we have had assurance that we were sustained by the Christian world and by the spir itual power that war our help— the Catholic Press." In his letter to Count Dalia Torre, presiding officer, editor of Osservatore Romano, and presi dent of the International Union of the Catholic Press, Msgr. Montini said that because of the high mis sion entrusted to it. the Catholic press must be absolutely in the service of the Church, and it must be an instrument of quality and a technically valuable press. He said that if the Church asks first a proof of real valor from the Catholic press, it is because of the irreplaceable service that the Church expects from those of her sons whose mission is to serve and enlighten public opinion Th* Catholic journalist, he said, by th* objectivity of his writing, by th* firmness of his judgment, and by the humility of his re spect for religious authority will give salutary example and in dispensable help to many in the middle of th* whirlpool of inde cision. Meanwhile Catholic journalists heard a report on the development of the diocesan press in the United States from Burke Walsh assistant director of the N.C.W.C. News Service. “The Catholic newspaper press in the United States has enjoyed its greatest growth the last three decade*.” Walsh said. ’Catho Church Shows Record Growth In Diocese Blessed Pius Held In High Esteem In Columbus Diocese Blessed Pius X, who will be canonized May 29, is remembered as the pontiff who be stowed signal honors on the Diocese of Columbus. Bishop James J. Hartley was the first American priest to be elevated by the saintly pon tiff. He was elevated Dec. 23, 1903 and consecrated the following Feb. 25. lic newspapers have gained most encouragingly in circulation, and they have increased impressively their effectiveness and prestige.” Walsh told journalists from 29 countries that this growth has had a lot to do with the fact tha* the secular press in the United States is devoting more space to Catholic news than ever before. "Large sec ular newspapers are printing the complete texts of Papal Encyclicals and pronouncements now,” he said, "simply because the Catholic press pioneered in this field and demon strated the high news value of these sometimes lengthy docu ments. Concluding his report, Walsh said the “individual Catholic pa pers in the United States are still growing in circulation, revenue and influence as they have for some 30 years. They are also increasing in number, and they are providing the Catholic Church in the United States with an auxiliary that is con tinuing to increase in effective ness.” 3-Dav Retreat Opens Monday For 31 Priests A retreat will open Monday at the Shrine of the Little Flower for 31 priests of the Columbus Diocese. The annual retreat, conducted by Father Edward L. Colnon. S.J., of Chicago will extend until Thurs day evening. This is the third of four retreats for clergy scheduled this year. Priests who will make the re treat are: Msgr. Robert Coburn. Msgr. George Gressel, Msgr. Joseph Mc Glynn. Msgr Harold O'Donnell and Msgr. Anthony Schlernitzauer Fathers Raymond Bauschard, Leo Brehm. Jjiwrence Corcoran. Peter Crelly. Richard Crosser. Valdemar Cukuras. Maurice Donovan. Linus Dury, John Eyerman, George Ful cher, John Graf. Joseph Hakel. James Hanley. William Hayes and Richard Hoch. Fathers Charles Jones. Peter Mc Ewan. Edwin McNulty Vincent Mooney. Hubert Rubeck Francis Schweitzer, John Soltis. William Spickerman. Michael Tabit. Ray mond Totten and Kenneth Wise. In the Columbus Diocese as in many dioceses throughout the coun try, there will be lasting memorials erected in honor of Pius X. The new chapel at Bishop Watterson High School, now under construc tion on the city's North Side, will be dedicated to the Pope of the Holy Eucharist, the Pope of Chil dren. Pius it not only th* firit Pontiff to be canonized in over two centuries but he remains vivid in the memory of million* of Americans—ranging in age from those who arena's quite fif ty up to our elder citizen*—and more so for the scores, or more probably hundreds, of living Americans who were received in audiences by the saintly Pope who died in 1914. The sanctity of Pio Decimo had become almost legendary even dur ing his lifetime. As early as 1923 the American Hierarchy petitioned the Holy See asking that the cause for his beatification be introduced. The love the Pope had earned for his simple piety, his wisdom and paternal kindness during his life did not flag during succeeding dec ades. Within month* after he had as sumed the hair of Peter and dedi cated his pontificate to “restoring all things in Christ,” Blessed Pius had issued his famous Motu Pro prio setting guiding principles for church music. It was in accord with this directive—and in memory of its saintly author—that Manhattan ville College established the Pius School of Liturgical Music, among the first American institutions hon oring Pius and probably the most widely known Hit beatification, three years age, led to renewed displays of devotion to Blessed Pius, with a number of schools and churches named in his honor. In 1952, un der the aegis of Bishop John P. Treacy of La Crosse there was founded a new congregation known as the Brother* of Bless ed Pius X. Throughout the country there are special reasons for local devo tion to the new saint. Bishop Char les D. White of Spokane still treas ures the breviary in which Pius inscribed an'autographed message during an audience on the day of his ordination in 1910. Archbishop Henry P. Rohlman of Dubuque has never forgotten a word of advice he received from the Pope in 1910 Then a member of the Dubuque archdiocesan mission band the Archbishop, with his fellow priests was congratulated for refraining from attacks on the religion of non-Catholics. “It is not possible.” Pius told them, "to build up the (Continued on Page 2) Mass Times Set For St. Agnes Beginning Sunday. May 16. the schedule of Masses for the new St. Agnes parish will he 7:00. 8.30, 10:00 and 11:30. The Masses are being said in the au ditorium of the West Mound Street Elementary School. West Mound St. at Belvidere Ave. The growth of the Diocese was further emphasized just last month when Bishop Ready established two new parishes to meet the needs of the population gain in metro politan Columbus. The new St. Agnes parish was established to serve the needs of the Hilltop section of Columbus. Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish was organized in Grove City. Meanwhile, construction work is well under way on two new di ocesan schools. Bishop Watterson High School will be ready for the freshman class in September of this year and when completed in 1955 will accommodate 900 stu dents At the same time, construc tion is almost completed on the new St Gabriel school which will also be ready for occupancy this fail. This record growth is reflected throughout the United State* ac cording to the figures in the new Directory. The Church hat grown to 31,648, 424 members, an in crease of 1,223,409 in th* past year. The figures include th* to tal* for Hawaii and Alaska. The new total represents a ten year gam of 8.228.723 over the 23.419.701 Catholics reported Five ■'ccTOfiy mi Construction was begun this week on a new church, rectory and social hall for Our Lady of Lourdes parish. Marysville, on a 3.65 acre tract of land donated to the Church by a prominent Union County land farmer. Mr. Ed. Radebaugh. The three parish units will be constructed in a “T” plan with the rectory and social hall forming the wings of the “T”. Entire cost of the construction will be $115,505. Plans for the building shown above were drawn by Emerick and McGee of Columbus Construc tion is being directed by Yarring ton and Fleck, general contractors Do Your Part! Support Your Catholic Times Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year Official Directory Lists Gains Throughout U.S. Figures just released in the Official Catholic Directory for 1954 reveal that the Church in the Columbus Diocese has grown to a record population of 121.360 souls, an increase of 7.393 over the 1953 total. The rapid growth of the Church in the Diocese is empha sized when these figures are compared with the increase in previous years. The population increase in 1953 over 1952 for example, was only 4.218 Converts to the Church in the Diocese during 1954 totalled 1.284. an increase of 241 converts over 1953. This rapid growth is shown, too. in the increase in the number of students registered in diocesan schools. There are 21,870 children registered in our schools at the present time. This figure repre sents an increase of 2.086 students over the 1952 53 school year. 1944 -1.097.771 of them converts to the Church. The new directory shows new highs in the number of priests and parishes. At the same time, it indicates a record increase of some 180,000 full time students in Catho lic schools and a 14 per cent gam in the number of lay teachers those schools. The major structural change re corded in the Church in the United Sta'e* to rhe year i the erection of the new Province of Hartford, with Hartford as its Metropolitan See and w ith Bridgeport and Nor wich—two newly-created Connecti cut dioceses—and Providence, R. 1 a Sufi asan See* Thus there are now 26 archdioceses and 106 di oce-c- uif!u(iin2 'ne Vicariate Apostolic of Alaska). Six archdioceses have Catholic populations exceeding one million: Chicago, with 1 815.976. Boston, 1.426.319: New York. 1 361,170 FT, adf r. i 250.469: Newark, 1 123.607. and Detroit 1,075,000. Biooklyn. with 1 443 848 continues as the largest diocese, while Pitts burgh. 720.166. is second. The 1954 directory lists 199 members of the Hierarchy the greatest in the history of the Amer ican Church Its figures are for January 1, 1954 howevei and the number of Cardinals. Archbishops and Bishops is now 202. An increase of 229 in the num ber of the clei gy brings the total of ordained priests to 45451. the largest ever recorded, there are now 28.611 diocesan or secular clergy and 16.840 religious com munity priests Four members of (Continued on Page 2) Diocese Responds Generously To Bishops' War Relief Drive An evidence of the great devotion on the part of the people of the Diocese of Collimbus for their brethren now be hind the Iron Curtain was shown in figures released this week by the Chancery* Office of the Collection for the Bishops’ War Relief Fund. The totals from the five leading parishes, high school* and elementary’ schools are as follows Five highest parish collections Holy Rosary Columbus $1 739 40 Christ the King. Columbus ... 1,630.44 immaculate Conception, Columbus 1514 62 Holy Name. Columbus 1.508.17 Immaculate Conception. Dennison ... 1.503.10 Five highest high school collections, with per capita gift: Amount Per given capita St Mary of the Springs Academy, Columbus $1.000 00 $370 St Charles, Columbus 893.05 305 Our Lady of Victory. Columbus 300 00 2.80 St. Francis. Newark 551 02 2.25 Holy Trinity. Somerset ... 111.03 2.09 highest elementary school collections with Our Lady of Victory, Columbus Sacred Heart, New Philadelphia St. Francis, Newark St. Joseph Cathedral. Columbus Sacred Heart, Columbus Bishop Ready has sent a letter to all schools of the diocese expressing his personal gratitude to all of the children for their generous response to the Bishops’ War Relief Fund. Aeic Marysville Church I nder Construction LADY CF LOURDES PARISH of Marysville. Construction throughout will be of Chesapeake-hue stone, a varie gated quartzite stone, newly intro duced in the Ohio building mar ket. The stone will be used both on the interior and the exterior of the church. Above the entrance to the church northex will be a large tapestry window of aluminum and colored antique glass with a thirteen foot high wooden cross suspended free of the window by a device con structed in such a way as to give the cross the appearance of float ing in mid-air. gift: 2.57 2.12 1.97 1 80 1.76 per capita 550 00 546 00 94898 113.48 462.3g The new Our Lady of Lourdes Church, which will seat 210, will replace the present structure which was built in 1869. The present rec tory was erected in 1876. The new structure is being built atop a 20 foot hill beside Route 33 just north of Marysville. Present plans call for construction to be completed by Easter of 1955. The land upon which the new building is being erected is large enough for a complete parish plant, and it is hoped that in the future an elementary school will be built on the site.