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The Road To
True Peace Leads
Through Mary
Vol. No. Ill, No. 35
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This was the scene Sunday afternoon in front of St.
Nicholas church, Zanesville, when some 3000 Catholics in
the Zanesville area participated in a procession, open air
May crowning and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacra­
In an impressive demonstration
of devotion to the Blessed Mother,
some 3000 Catholics of the Muskin
gum County area gathered in
Zanesville Sunday afternoon to par
ticipate in a procession, open-air
May crowning and Solemn Benedic
The men. women and children
gathered from towns surrounding
Zanesville, and formed the proces
sion. sang hymns and recited the
Rosary as they made their way to
the front of St. Nicholas church
where an altar had been erected.
The outstanding feature of the
parade was a beautiful float bear
Tremendous Crowd Witnesses
Impressive Canonization Rites
VATICAN (TTY (NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII
solemnly proclaimed Pope Pius a saint on what the Holy
Father described as one of the ’’happiest days of Our pontifi
cate, to which Providence has allotted so many sorrows and
The Pontiff told of his joy at the privilege of canonizing
Pius in an address which he delivered after the formal proc
lamation of sanctity.
He spoke to what was one of
the largest gatherings of Cardinals.
Archbishops, Bishops and members
of the laity ever to come together
in St. Peter’s Square. The conval
escing Pontiff noted that’“for per
haps the first time in the history
of the Church the formal canon
ization of a.Pope is proclaimed by
one who had the privilege of serv
ing him in the Roman curia.”
In the tremendous crowd w it
nessing the solemn and colorful
ceremonies were two Cardinals. 11
Archbishops and 27 Bishops from
the United States, as well as a
number of priests and hundreds of
lay people.
With his canonization here Pope
Pius became the first occupant of
the chair of Peter to be proclaim
ed a saint in 242 years He was (he
first Pope in history to be both
beatified and canonized by his suc
cessor. The present Pontiff had
beatified Pius in 1951.
Speaking under a great paint
ing depicting the newly proclaim
ed saint ascending to heaven in
glory, Pope Pius XII cited the hero
ic virtues and accomplishments of
the man he had just canonized.
“It was this sanctity even more
than the supreme office he held
that made Pius the outstanding
hero of the Church and as such
today the Saint raised up by Prov
idence for our time,” the Pontiff
The Pope listed three out
rtanding marks in the life and
work of St. Pius X: his un
swerving aim to "reestablish all
things in Christ," his indomit
able championship of the Church,
and his sanctity, which was the
inspiration and driving force of
his accomplishments.
The solemn ceremony, enacted
on the steps of St. Peter’s Basicila|
ended with the imparting of the
Apostolic Blessing, in which the
Pope for the first, time publicly
invokes the name of the new saint
in prayer.
The first canonization ever tele­
Zanesville Area Catholics Honor Mary
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ing a statue of the Blessed Mother.
Children dressed in white accom
panied the statue to the church. On
each side marched the uniformed
members of the Fourth Degree of
the Knights of Columbus, Columbus
council, as an escort.
Then in various divisions were
the Sisters from St. Nicholas con
vent and pupils of St. Nicholas ele
mentary school Sisters from St.
Thomas Convent and the students
of that school the Rosecrans sen
iors in caps and gowns followed
by other high school students.
There also were nurses from
Good Samaritan Hospital and a
Pius Is Extolled As 'Saint
Of Our Times’ By Holy Father
vised, the ceremoy set a number
of other precedents. Because of
the Marian year, together with the
enormous worldwide appeal of
the new Saint, more people from
more countries were present at
the rites than at any other canon
ization. Even the Iron Curtain
Of 275 Adults
Is Set Sunday
Confirmation of 275 adults and a
Pontifical High Mass in St. Joseph
Cathedral Sunday will climax the
observance of the Feast of Pente
cost in the Columbus Diocese.
Bishop Edward G. Hettinger,
Auxiliary to Bishop Ready, will of
fer the Mass at 11 a.m.. and will
administer the Sacrament of Con
firmation at ceremonies scheduled
at 3 p.m.
Assisting Bishop Hettinger at the
Mass will be Msgr. Harry Connelly,
pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral. Fa
ther George Fulcher and Father
Bernard McClory, assistants at St.
Joseph Cathedral, will be deacon
and sub-deacon respectively. Fa
ther George F. Schorr, vice chan
cellor of the Diocese, and Father
James A. Geiger, assistant at St.
Joseph, will be masters of cere
The sermon will be given by
Father Ralph Huntzinger, who is
chaplain of the Discalced Carmel
ites Monastery of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary, and also a student
of advanced studies in education at
Ohio State University.
The Schola Cantorum of St.
Charles Seminary will sing the
In preparation for the Feast
of Pentecost, a public novena to
the Holy Ghost has been under
way since last Friday in all
churches and chapels of the Di
(Contmued on Page 2)
ment in an impressive demonstration of devotion to the
Blessed Mother. (Courtesy of The Times Recorder and
Zanesville Signal).
drill team from Holy Family parish,
Columbus, and a detachment of
uniformed Marines.
The sodalities and various socie
ties from a number of parishes
each made up their own divisions
while the Boy Scouts from St. Nich
olas troop paraded.
When the line of march reached
the church, the crowning cere
mony took place. Miss Sally Davis,
of St. Nichola^ School, chosen for
her high scholastic average, and
Miss Bonnie Finnan, sodality pre
fect at St. Thomas School, jointly
placed the crown on the Virgin.
Benediction of the Most Blessed
countries were well represented
under the circumstances, with
many refugees from various Red
dominated lands representing their
persecuted brethren.
The crowd which overflowed
the great square covered every
roof too and filled every avail
able window overlooking the
massed thousands. So great were
the crowds that even people
with special tickets began taking
their places about six hours be
fore the ceremony started, in or
der to be sure of their spots at
this memorable ceremony.
The ceremony began with the
great papal procession at 6:30, as
the bright sun began to dip down
behind the majestic dome of St.
Peter’s Basilica. Over 500 members
of the Hierarchy were in the color
ful line.
Following the Order priests
came the diocesan clergy from all
the basilicas and collegiate church
es in Rome, the members of the
Sacred Congregation of Rites
which processed the cause of the
new saint—and representatives of
lay confraternities and other per
sons from dioceses where St. Pius
lived, served or ruled.
Next came the papal court itself
with lay and clerical attendants,
chamberlains, chaplains, prelates of
the signatura (the Church’s su
preme tribunal), and the Grand
Master of the sacred palace.
Then came the papal cross borne
by a judge of the Sacred Rota, the
confessors of St. Peter’s Basilica—
headed by Father Giles Kaczmarek,
an American Conventual, the Ab
bots General and Abbots Nullius,
Bishops, Archbishops, Patriarchs
and then the Cardinals.
The members of the Sacred Col
lege were followed by the Holy
Father who was carried in the can
opied gestatorial chair, flanked
by two great “flabelle” or ostrich
plume fans.
The Pontiff carried a lighted
candle in his left hand, using his
right to bless the tremendous, ju
bilant crowd shouting “Vivas” for
the Pope.
Arriv ing at the great center door
of St. Peter’s Basilica the Pontiff
took his seat on the special throne
erected there. Other members of
the procession took their places on
both sides and in front of the
Then Cardinal Cicognani ap
proached the throne, knelt and
asked the Pope to proclaim Pope
(Continued on Page 2)
The Catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, iFriday, June 4, 1954
Sacrament followed. Father C. M.
Mulvey, O.P., pastor of St. Thom
as church, was celebrant Fathers
Linus Dury, pastor of St. Michael
church, and Chester Le Blanc,
chaplain of Good Samaritan Hos
pital, served as deacon and sub
deacon, respectively. Father Dan
iel Crowley, assistant at St. Thom
as. was master of ceremonies.
Father Paul G. Corbett of St
Patrick church, Columbus, deliver
ed the sermon.
The ceremony ended when the
Marine squad presented the colors,
a bugler sounded taps and a salute
was fired.
Police, Firemen
To Attend Mass
Iii Group Sunday
Pentecost Sunday will be Com
munion day for the Catholic mem
bers of the Columbus Police and
Fire Departments, and members of
the Fire Department at Lock
bourne Air Force Base. The men
will receive Holy Communion in a
body at the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Jo
seph Cathedral.
All members of the Division of
Fire and Police are welcome, re
gardless of denominational aftiiia
tion. The Mass will present an op
portunity for the men to thank
God for the many blessings He has
bestowed on them, to ask His guid
ance and protection, and to peti
tion Him for the spiritual and tem
poral help they need in their lives.
The group is asked to be at St.
Joseph Cathedral, Fifth and Broad
Sts., by 8:45 a m. They will dress
in full uniform.
Court Upholds Censor
constitutionality of Chicago’s mov
ie censorship board was upheld
here by the Illinois Supreme Court.
To the Reverend Clergy, Religious
and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus.
My beloved Brethren:
The 1953 report of mission work in the Diocese is excellent. I
am eager to thank God for the abundant favors granted to you and
your zealous co-laborers in the apostolate. Love and support for the
missions indicate a living Churqji. Under your inspiration, the priests
and religious and faithful have given full evidence of the vitality
of the Church of Columbus.
The various holy causes of mission propaganda and sacrifice out
lined in the report are all worthy of the most complimentary com
ment. They all add up to the magnificent total which sets a new
mark for our mission effort in the future. Each year will see new
victories arid greater totals as the love for the missions of Christ in
creases in the souls of our good people.
One cause, however, gives me special joy because it indicates
the success of mission work in the future. I refer to the success
which crowned the Holy Childhood efforts in the schools. The teach
ers. religious and lay, have given to youth a sense of responsibility
to the Church which must bear great fruit in the years to come.
We are not alone in preparing for the battle of the future Christ's
enemies are indefatigably planning and working to hinder the Church
and to stop her victorious march to victory. Youthful missionaries
now will be the veteran defenders of Christ and His Holy Church
We are encouraged by the past year to expect even greater
success in our mission apostolate throughout the present year. It
is Mary’s Year and through the power of her intercession we antici
pate redoubled sacrifices and prayers for souls. We plead for Our
Lady’s aid in serving our Divine Redeemer. We salute the Queen of
the Missions and rally to the holy crusade for souls with a pledge
of loyalty on our lips—“Duce Maria.”
With sentiments of blessing and appreciation to you and to our
Brothers in the sacred Priesthood throughout the Diocese, to the
devoted Sisters and to all whose prayers and sacrifices contributed
to the welfare of the missions.
Devotedly in Christ,
Bishop of Columbus
Hope Dims For Spread
Of Missions In China
ROME (NC) The dark picture for missionary activi
ties in the vast area of China and the promise presented by
Africa dominated the discussions of delegates attending the
annual sessions of the Pontifical Mission Aid Societies.
Meeting here were the repre
sentatives of the Pontifical Soci
eties for the Propagation of the
Faith, the Society of St. Peter
Apostle for the Native Clergy and
the Missionary Union of the Clergy.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Auxili
ary of New York and national di
rector of the Society for the Propa
gation of the Faith in the United
States, was among the delegates.
The sessions opened with a greet
ing from His Eminence Pietro Car
dinal Fumasoni-Biondi, Prefect of
the Sacred Congregation for the
Propagation of the Faith.
Discussions on Red China
brought out that the Christians
there are resisting atheist propa
ganda with heroic courage How
ever, concern was expressed for
the children who are being syste
matically indoctrinated in Marx
ism from infancy.
The sessions also emphasized
that the time appears ripe for re
newed missionary activities »n the
Scandinavian countries.
St. Charles Graduates Ten Seminarians
Ten seminarians of St. Charles Seminary, Columbus, received their Bachelor of Arts degrees
Wednesday in commencement exercises presided over by Bishop Edward G. Hettinger, Auxiliary to
Bishop Ready. Bishop Ready is in Rome for his official "ad limine" visit to the Holy See. Pictured
above, left to right, first row: James Ogurchock, Msgr. Glenn, Leo Finnen second row, Robert Duggan,
Ralph Torowski, Thomas Peters, Charles Wells third row Jerome Raiser, Charles Lenhard, John Dreese
and Edward Trenor.
Diocesan Aid To Missions
Totals 8178,557 In 1953
Archbishop Leo J. B. Nigris. sec
retary general of the Pontifical
Society for the Propagation of the
Faith, reported that the world-wide
contributions to the society were
almost 25 per cent higher in 1953
than in 1952.
The total contributions from all
countries in 1953, he reported were
$9,992,554. as against $8,000,268 in
Most of the increase, it was
brought out, was due to the larg
er contribution from the U.S. So
ciety for the Propagation of the
Faith. In 1953, Archbishop Nigris
stated, the American society ex
ceeded its 1952 contribution by
The sessions of the Propagation
of the Faith were held under the
chairmanship of Archbishop Philip
Bernardini, president of the soci
eties. The delegates included in ad
dition to Bishop Sheen, the na
tional directors for the Propagation
of the Faith in 16 countries.
These contributions included
those in which the donor specified
a particular mission: the Indian
and Negro Missions collection part
of the Missionary cooperation plan
appeals and 40*7 of the Mission
Sunday collection.
Concerning specified gifts. Fa
ther James Kulp, diocesan director
of the Society for the Propagation
of the Faith, stated: “The S.P.F.
is anxious to forward specified
gifts. We pledge prompt, safe serv
ice so that we can prevent un
worthy appeals.”
The Indian and Negro Missions
collection has been distributed
amon£ all such missions according
to the recommendation of the
Bishop of each needy mission, as
provided by the Council of Balti
The Mission Sunday Collection
portion is allocated among all
home missions by a committee of
Bishops whose secretary is Bishop
Noll of Fort Wayne.
The next biggest increase was in
‘•membership dues and donation5
Registered members of the S.P.F.
now top 15,000
Members receive “Mission”, the
Have You
Made Your
Easter Dut
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Propagation Of Faith
Report Notes Increase
Members of the Columbus Diocese contributed a grand
total of S178.557.69 towards the support of the Missions dur
ing 1953, it was revealed this week through a letter from
Bishop Ready who at the same time announced the annual
report of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
The report, which appears this
week's Catholic Times on pages
eight and twelve, shows an in
crease of $24,000 over the previ
ous year's contribution in mission
charity by the faithful of the Di
Biggest increases were in gifts
to the Home Missions, both dioces
an. southern and western, which
showed $15,000 more than 1952
picture magazine edited by Bishop
All dues and donations are for
warded to the Holy See and thence
they are distributed equitably
among all missions of the entire
In this way. the Holy See can
sustain me poorest missions, plan
new ones and help missions
which have just been turned over
to native priests and sisters.
The “Missionary Cooperation
Plan’’ registered an increase of
20% over the previous year. The
Plan provides that a missioner
preach at the Sunday Masses of a
parish, explain his problems and
plans, and appeal for prayers and
alms. Twenty one-missions are
listed as sharers in this plan, an
increase of three over previous
The Diocesan Mission Fund pro
vides for emergency repairs and
relief in the 26 missions within the
territory of the Diocese of Colum
bus. Since these missions must
meet inflated cost of living prices
at times without warning, mission
aries apply to the S.PF. office, and
this fund has. according to Father
Kulp, “earned the fervent thanks
of its benefactors.”
“Mass intentions are a form of
aid very important to the Mis
sions,” Father Kulp continued.
“We distribute them among wor
thy missioners so they are said
promptly. About half of them are
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Msgr. Vogel Will Mark
Golden Jubilee June 10
Msgr. Bernard P. Vogel will celebrate his fiftieth anniver
sary in the Holy Priesthood June 10 in St. Leo’s Church, where
he zealously served for 32 years.
The affable prelate, who went into well-earned retire
ment in May, 1952, after serving Our Lord in a number of
missions and parishes for 47 years, will be the celebrant at a
Solemn High Mass at 9 a. m.
Father James J. Carroll and Fa
ther James Kulp, both native sons
of St. Leo's parish, will be a dea
con and sub-deacon respectively.
After Mass, the women of the
parish will serve a dinner for
clergy of the diocese, and for rel
atives of Monsignor Vogel.
Born in Columbus Aug. 8. 1879.
Monsignor Vogel attended Holy
Cross School. He took all of his
preparatory and theological stud
ies for the priesthood at the Pon
tifical College Josephinum, earn
ing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in
He was ordained at the Jose
phinum June 10, 1904, by the
late Bishop Hartley.
During his long and distinguish
ed service as pastor at St. Leo's,
the parish flourished and grew.
Among the highlights were the en
larging of the convent, purchasing
of a new pipe organ, complete re
decorating of the church, and in
stalling the beautiful marble on
the sanctuary amf church walls.
charge also of St Patrick s, Mineral
A year later, he was appointed
pastor of St. Philip Neri Church,
Murray City, where he remained
until 1916. He then spent four
years at Our Lady of the Angels
Parish, Barton, before being ap
pointed pastor of St. Leo's
Church, Columbus, in 1920. Bell
aire, Neffs, Malvern and Barton
are now in the Steubenville Dio
When he retired two years ago
as pastor of St. Leo's. Bishop Ready
presided at a dinner in his honor,
Known for his interest in chil
dren and his kindness to them and
the Sisters. Monsignor Vogel saw
to it that St. Leo’s School was
one of the best equipped in the
Moreover because of his wide
knowledge, he was often called
upon by persons throughout Co
lumbus to act as spiritual director
and confessor.
Pope Pius XII honored the es
teemed parish priest on June 19,
1942, in elevating him to the
rank of Domestic Prelate with
the title of Right Reverend Mon
signor. Bishop Ready appointed
him pro synodal examiner Aug.
1, 1945, and renamed him to
this office in January, 1950.
During his pastorate at St. Leo’s
he made two trips to the Vatican
City—the first in 1935. and most
recently in March. 1950. His sec
ond trip lasted six weeks and took
him to the Holy Land where he
was privileged to spend Holy
In his early years as a priest,
Monsignor Vogel labored with dis
tinction in many small mission par
ishes. He first spent two years at
St. Elizabeth's. Roswell in Tus
carawas County and the mission at
Sherodsville. Then he was named
assistant at St. Johns. Bellaire,
and the mission at Neffs. In 1907.
he was transferred to St Francis
Xavier Church, Malvern, with
Msgr. Bernard Vogel
and later the Bishop presided in
the sanctuary as Monsignor Vogel
was celebrant at Solemn Benedic
Following Benediction, a recep
tion was held as a public tribute
to the beloved pastor.
In accepting the prelate's resig
nation. Bishop Ready declared:
"You are, and have been, the
good and faithful servant of Our
Lord, Jesus Christ, and His
Church. The church of Colum
bus will continue to be edified
by your pastoral works and will
profit from your constant pray
ers in behalf of your brethren
in the priesthood."
Monsignor Vogel now makes his
home in a cottage on the grounds
of St. Raphael's Home. With him
is his sister. Miss Margaret Vogel,
who supervised the rectory while
hei brother was pastor i St Leo’s

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