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True Peace Leads Through Mary Vol. Ill, No. 52 To the Reverend Clergy, Religious. and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus. My beloved Brethren. With my blessing. The full text of Bishop Ready's sormon i carried on page two of this edition of your Catholic Times. revival of living faith a renewal of Catholic virtues among man kind. a new stnred devotion to the Precious Blood that wrought our salvation, a steadfast allegiance to the Blessed Mother, and peace and justice, with abounding char ity. among men and nations.” Celebrant of the Solemn Ponti fical Mass, held at the Motherhouse’ Official At the beginning of the Month of the Most Holy Rosary we might well pause and inquire if the blessings intended for us by God during this Marian Year have been fulfilled. If so. we should humbly thank our Heavenly Father for His unfailing providence. If not, v,e should contritely examine our own failures to cooperate with the great graces which were preferred us during this Marian Year. The month of October, therefore, should be a fervent period of prayer of thanksgiving or of return, as the case may be for each one of us, to Jesus through Mary. There is no need, my dear brethren, for me to reiterate the value of the Rosary as a prayer, as a daily meditation, as a remem brance of the mysteries of the Redemption in the lives of all de vout Catholics. 1 take this opportunity, however, to urge a universal daily recitation of the Rosary on the part of all individuals and of all families. During this month of October, 1954. I ask you to par ticipate in daily Holy Mass and Holy Communion and the devo tions of the parish church for the intentions of the Marian Year. It was suggested that you give special consideration to personal holiness, safeguarding the purity of youth, growth in the virtue and practice of social justice, peace among all peoples, and fervent intercession for our persecuted brethren in the Church of Silence behind the Iron Curtain. Sometimes we expect results too quickly, sometimes we are lukewarm in our fervor. »ometimes we forget that sacrifice must be united with prayer if it is to be effective in the divine plan. This is a time for reconsidering the manner of petitioning God for help in behalf of a confused and troubled family of nations. This is the month of appeal to God’s own Mother. In the charity which binds us together as children of God, we dare not neglect the solemn ob ligation of bringing all men to the peace and joy which Christ con tinues to dispense from the Cross of eternal salvation. This has been the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary since that blessed mo ment when she stood beneath the Cross and was given to the world as its Mother. This must be the role of her children living and working among the children of men. The month of the Rosary gives each of us the opportunity of praying for the return of the whole human race to Christ and His Blessed Mother. 1 beseech you, my beloved brethren, to be loving and loyal children of Mary. September 22, 1954 Devotediv in Christ. MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus Praver To St. Gaspar Urged To Avoid Evils Of Modern Society The intercession of St. Gaspar del Bufalo before God in order "to bring us and to our times a universal revival of living faith.” was asked Tuesday by Bishop Ready at ceremon ies honoring the founder of the Congregation of the Most Precious Blood. Speaking at a Pontifical High Mass climaxing a solemn triduum at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena. Bishop Ready expressed gratitude for the w'ork of the Precious Rlood Fathers, and related the life story of the congre gation’s founder who was canon ized by Pope Pius XII last June 14. The Bishop, addressing 12 mem bers of the hierarchy and approx imately 300 priests, declared: “We beg St. Gaspar, whose own personal memories are of the Church troubled days, of fading faith in millions of people turned to idolatry of materialism, we beg him by his constant intercession before the thror*. of God, to bring to us and our times a universal of the Congregation in the United States, was Archbishop Karl J. Al ter of Cincinnati. He was assisted by Father Ildephonse Rapp, Father Sebastion Kremer. Father Albin Scheidler and Father Anthony Gamble—all members of the Pre cious Blood Congregation. Also participating were Father Leo Boeke of New’ Bremen. Father Russell Gillig of Van Wert and Fa ther Edward McCarthy of Cincin nati. A dinner fcllowed ti e Mass. Other members of the hierarchy present were Bishop Hettinger, Archbishop Paul C. Schulte of In dianapolis Bishop Francis R. Cot ton of Owensboro: Bishop John G. Bennett of I^afayette. Ind. Bishop John P. Cody, coadjutor of St. Jos eph: Bishop Joseph M. Marling, C.PP.S. auxiliary of Kansas City Bishop Thomas J. McDonnell, co adjutor of Wheeling Bishop Al bert R. Zuroweste. Bishop of Belle ville Bishop Alexander M. Zales ki. auxiliary of Detroit: Bishop Leo A. Pursley, auxiliary of Ft. Wayne Bishop Joseph wH. Hodges, auxil iary of Richmond Bishop Joseph iAnnabring. of Superior. Cornerstone Rites At Marysville I F* Wf The corner stono for the new Our Lady of Lourdes church be ing erected in Marysville was blessed by Bishop Ready Sunday. Pictured with the Bishop above, at left, is Father Leonard Falvey, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. The construction project, expected to be completed by Easter, 1955, includes the church, rectory and social hall. The plant is being erected on a 3.65 acre tract of land, donated to the Church by a prominent Union County land farmer, Mr. Ed Radebaugh. Entire cost of the project will be $115,505. Yarrington and Fleck, general contractors of Marysville are building on plans drawn by Emerick and McGee of Columbus. The church which will seat 210 will replace the present structure which was built in 1869. Construction throughout will be of Chesa peake-hue stone, a variegated quartzite stone, newly introduced in the Ohio Building market. Pontiff Urges I Land Farmers To Stax Put VATICAN CITY (Radio. NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII sent a message to farmers in Canada counselling them against abandoning their farms to seek new fortunes in the city. He said cultivators of the and should not relinquish the nobility of their calling only to find they have sacrificed their “savings, health, strength, happi ness, even their souls” in the city, which offers little but disillusion ment. The Holy Father’s message was conveyed in a letter sent on his behalf by Msgr. Giovanni B. Mon tini. Papal Pro-Secretary of State, to the French-language National Catholic Social Life Conference at Mont-Laurier. Quebec. Honorary president of the conference was His Eminence Emile Cardinal Le ger, Archbishop of Montreal. The Holy Father lamented the fact that not only non-cultivated regions, but those already Under the plow, are being abandoned by rural dwellers turning their eyes toward the city. Pope Pius sent a similar letter to the-second English-speaking Na tional Catholic Social Life Week scheduled to be held at Ixindon, Ontario, with Bishop John C. Cody of Ixmdon as host. The Bishop is the chairman of the Administrative Board of the National Catholic Conference. The Pope said that the theme of the London conference—“Immigra tion and Land Settlement”—gives reason for encouragement. He de clared that the indications are that immigrants seeking new rural homes in the New World will be among the better citizens of tomor row, “an active and positive ele ment in the scales of the spiritual and material good of the commun- I Official Bishop’s Appointments Monday, October 4th: Dedica tion, Franciscan Fathers Noviti ate, Umbria, New Jersey. Wednesday, October 6th: 9:30 a. m.—Junior Clergy Exams., Conference by the Bishop 2:30 p.m.—Clergy Conference, Saint Charles Seminary. Sunday, October 10th: 11:00 a. m. Marian Day Celebration, Cathedral. Tuesday, October 12th: Ad dress at 50th Anniversary, Co lumbus Day Celebration, Paines ville Knights of Columbus. Thursday, October 14th: Knights of Columbus Grand Knights Dinner, District 25. Friday, October 15th: 9:00 a. m.—Mass, Carmelite Monastery. Saturday, October 16th: 9:00 a.m.—Mass, Saint Francis Hos pital, Columbus. Sunday, October 17th: 11:00 a. m.—Mass and Cornerstone lay ing of new Saint Augustine Church, Columbus. Monday, October 18th: 7:30 p. m.—Confirmation, Logan, Saint John Tuesday, October 19th: 10:30 a.m.—Imposition of Pallium on Archbishop Boland Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey. Wednesday, O o e 20th: 7:30 p.m. Confirmation, Co shocton, Sacred Heart. Thursday, October 21st: 9:00 a.m. Pontifical Mass opening DCCW Convention, Cathedral. 7:00 p.m.—Banquet, DCCW Con vention, Neil House. Tuesday, October 26th: Ser mon at Consecration of Bishop Donovan and Bishop Donnelly, Blessed Sacramen* Cathedral, Detroit. Thursday, October 28th: 4:00 p.m.—C o n i a tion, Uitca, Church of the Nativity. 7:30 p. m. Confirmation, Johnstown, Church of the Ascension. Sunday, October 31st: 3:00 p. m.—Cemetery Sunday. U.S. Catholic Aid to European Needy To Hit New Heights GENEVA (NC) In the next three months War Relief Services —National Catholic Welfare Con ference will ship to Europe $50. 000.000 worth of food, clothing and medical supplies. This was revealed here at WRS’s European headquarters by Msgr. Edward E. Swanstrom. director of WRS-XtVc. as he told how much the Catholic agency had expanded in recent months its activities on behalf of refugees and other needy in Europe. Tht^Xfholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, October 1, 1954 Support United Appeals Drive, Bishop Urges Wholehearted support of the United Appeals campaign, scheduled throughout Frank lin County Oct. 4-27, was urg ed this week by Bishop Ready. In a letter to all pastors in the county. Bishop Ready urg ed both the clergy and the laity “to assume their share of the burden in this important work of civic charity.” He added “Ours is a twofold participation —our financial contributions and our place among the volunteer workers for the campaign. We should be ready to undertake both of these tasks willingly and with some measure of personal, sacri fice.” Noting that the goal for this year s A campaign is $2,665,940. Bishop Ready asserted that it vias a conservative appeal since the to tal amount will be used in partial support of 50 community agencies of the Community Chest, the Red Cross, the American Cancer Soci- ety. the Central Ohio Heart Associ ation, the United Cerebral Palsy Association and the United De fense Fund (USO). The drive is designed to save the time and energy of the workers who have been called upon to so licit for separate campaigns, and to raise funds necessary to carry on the important work of all of these organizations. The need for the annual United Appeal Campaign in Franklin County, Bishop Ready continued, becomes daily more evident He de clared: “The increasing demands upon the welfare agencies of this area call for greater and more generous aid on the part of all citizens. “I am confident that the coopera tion of the Catholic people in Franklin County will be given as wholeheartedly in the 1954 drive as in every past campaign,” the Bish op concluded. -------------------o------------------ 4 Catholics Named To City Board To Study Comic Books A monsignor a.»d three Catholic laymen were named this week to a 13-member board to screen objec tionable comic books in Columbus. Appointed by Mayor Maynard E. Sensenbrenner and Safety Director George Doyle were Msgr. Harry S. Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph Ca thedral Thomas Ryan, drug store operator James P. Charles, lay leader and Mrs. Alexander Glock ner, presiden1 o. the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Extent of the board’s powers has not yet been deiermined. Meanwhile, an ordinance aimed at banning sex, crime and horror com ic books from the city is being drawn up by City Attorney Chal mers P. Wylie. The new’ board will hold its first meeting Friday. Watterson High Officially Opens WELCOME PISHOP READY I The new Bishop Watterson High School was officially opened with impressive cere monies Monday morning highlighted by a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Ready. The Bishop was given an enthusiastic welcome by the students who presented him with a Spiritual Bouquet. Pictured above making the presentation to the Bishop are Nancy Tiberi of St. James the Less parish and Martin Winters of Our Lady of Peace parish. Other high lights of the day may be seen in the pictures on Page 2 of this week's Times. Peaceful Coexistence Termed ‘Naive Belief* CHICAGO. ILL.—(NO)—Those who think there is some peaceful way of living with the communists harbor a "naive belief.” said Charles Rozmarek .president of the Polish Ameri can Congress Inc., here in a statement on the anniversary of Russia's attack on Poland. “Even showering on them $11 billion of American lend-lease and saving them from nazi destruction couldn't bribe them to be peace ful.” Mr. Rozmarek declared. “The Soviets don't want peaceful coexistence.” he said. "This is con firmed by Lenin himself, who said: 'The existence of the Soviet Re public side by side with imperial ist states for a long time is un thinkable One or the other must triumph in the end.’” “The millions of Americans of Polish descent, united in the Po lish American Congress, have al ways been anti-communist even when the nation^ policy makers sold the public on the idea that Russia was a trusted ally,” he said. German A genial German woman, who 10 years ago knelt in a shelter and prayed as Allied bombs rained down on the Rhineland, said here this week that she is deeply impressed with the kindness of the Amer ican people. Mrs. Maria Dietz of Mainz. Ger many, visiting Columbus as a guest of the Diocesan Council of Catho lic Women, declared that her countrymen bear little enmity to ward the United States because of World War II. “We were trapped.” explained Mrs. Dietz, "and it was quite im possible to speak out against Hit ler because we would lose our bread and position. Americans can’t imagine what a totalitarian government is—or what it means to live in a state that calls itself God.” But now, with the war over, and western Germany well on the way to economic recovery, people in the Reich are extremely grate ful for post-war American aid, Mrs. Dietz declared, adding: “After so long in isolation, we are glad to rejoin the family of ■free people Mrs. Dietz, a Catholic member of the German Bundestag, empha sized the word “free.” Her people desperately want peace she said, and want unification with Eastern Germany bul not at the cost of enslavement to Communism." “We want to live together with our brothers in freedom.” she stressed. Mother of two grown children, and wife of a banker who was dis missed by Hitler's regime for not joining the Nazi Party. Mrs. Dietz is serving the second year of a second four-year term in the Ger man equivalent to Congress. She is a member of the Chris tian Democrat Union Party—the party principally responsible for keeping Konrad Adenauer, one of fl "Whether due to ignorance or treason, the fact is that far more countries have been enslaved by Allied post-war diplomacy than by nazi aggression," he said. Rozmarek scored the diplomatic relations the United States main tains with the “gangster govern ments,” and criticized membership of the “Red malefactors” in the United Nations. He spoke of the bombardment of Chinese nationalist islands by the Reds. "To defend Formosa, let us give Chiang Kai Shek all possible aid. including atomic weapons It will be less painful than sending our soldiers to fight.” he said. Americas best friends abroad, in power as chancellor. This party, she explained, is made up of Catholics and Protest ants alike, who have joined togeth er to promote "the Christian idea of liberty.” In a phrase, her po litical philosophy is stated by St. Thomas: “Totum quod homo est et habet et protest ordinandum est ad Deum." which, translated, means: “All that man is and has and can do must be ordered to God.” Mrs. Dietz practices this philos ophy as representative of the Rhineland Palatineat, one of the 17 states in West Germany. Of 500 representatives, 40 are women, she said. Five other parties hold seats in Pope Lauda U.S. Catholics The principal address of the oc casion was given by His Eminence Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviana Pro Secretary of the Sacred Congrega tion of the Holy Office who de scribed as “paratroopers of Christ’ the first four priest-representa tives of War Relief Services who came to Italy while the war was still on “to fight an entirely dif ferent. Christlike. priestly battle.” The four named by Cardinal Ot taviani were Msgr. John P. Boland of Buffalo. N.Y Msgr. Caesa* Ri naldi of Newark the late Msgr. Thomas F. Markham who after wards was named Auxiliary Bi-hop of Boston, and Msgr. Andrew P. Landi. presently serving as WRS representative in Italv. Vatican city Following it the tert of the message sent by His Holiness Pope Pius XII on the occasion of celebrations tn Rome to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the aid program initiated in Italy by War Renef Services National Catholic Welfare Conference. The message ‘rar read by Msgr. ferdinando BaldeV president of the Pontifical .4ss’ ’ar re Or ganization. The Holy See could not but view with warm pleasure rhe celebra tion of a tenth anniversary which recalls the vast work of a-- stance carried on in the postwar period by the Catholics of the United States, and extended to Italy "ith a largesse whose benefit is stUl noteworthy. Just as We were present with Our approval and gratitude at the beginning of this provident under taking of fraternal solidarity, so also, and with so much greater reason. We wish to repeat Our commendation today, now that, at the completion of a decade. We have been able, with full knowl edge of the facts, to judge the ef fort enthusiastically extended to answer the needs of wars victims. By means of the work of the Na tional Catholic Welfare Confer ence, the Italian people have been able to know the heart of the Cath olics of the United States a heart which understands that the best Guest Praises Charity In Columbus this week to gain an insight into the American way of life during a two-month visit in the United States was Mrs. Maria Dietz (center) a Catholic member of West Germany's Bundestag. Conversing with her are her hosts, Mr*. Alexander Glockner, president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (left) and Mrs. Robert R. Richards, chairman of the group's International Relations Committee (right). They accompanied her on a tour of diocesan offices, Catholic institutions, and other points of interest in the city. the Bundestag, she continued, and one notable absentee is the Com munist Party Germany has a rule that if one of the parties garners less than five per cent of the total vote, it cannot be represented in parliament. Such was the case at last year’s election for the first time in the short history of the free Reich. The best defense against Com munism, Mrs. Dietz opined, is a standard of living so high that the people are "content and hap py.” Germany is “very busy” work ing to achieve this goal, she said. Mrs. Dietz, who is in this coun try to study American customs, family life, educational methods and radio and TV is “startled” by the fact that even the “simple Every Day Should Begin ith The Morning Offering Price Ten Cents $3.00 Aid To Vi- ar ictims Hailed As ’’Glorious Christian Milestone” ROME (NC) The aid given by American Catholics to Italian war needy during the past ten years has marked “a glorious new milestone in the history of Christianity,” His Holiness Pope Pius XII declared in a special message made public here. The Holy Father's message was read at celebrations in the Palazzo Pio XII to commemorate the tenth anniversary of th aid program started in this country on behalf of Italian war victims by War Relief Services of the National Catholic Welfare Conference (The program---------------------------------------- '1'ir began in Italy in 1944. tho vear after War Relief Service^ was established by the American hier archy Since that lime American Catholics have donated vast amounts of relief materials to refu gees. prisoners of uar. displaced persons and war victims in more than 60 countries.) A Year use of this world s goods is to share them with the needy. In fact, the spectacle which United States Catholics have of fered during these ten year* in the field of assistance activity is one of those event* whoso memory i* not erased, and which mark a glorious new milestone in the history of Christianity. I* is the fruit of that evangelical teaching which is, substantially, charity, in which the bond of brotherhood is never stifled, but asserts itself evor more force fully over all contrasts and dif ferences. While We raise a thankful heart and prayer to God, it is pleasing to Us to express Our paternal pleasure to all in far-off America who have, cooperated in whatever way toward the alleviation of hu man sufferings, and We invoke up on them the choicest Divine Bene dictions as an augury of Christian peace and prosperity. From the’ Vatican, September 23, 1954. Pius PP XII —, Q--------- Interest Of Church In Family Life Will Be TV Topic On Sunday. Oct. 3 the Diocese of Columbus will sponsor the WBNS TV pi ngram "Columbus Church es”. seen every Sunday afternoon a I The program will outline the interest of the Church in the main tenance of family life and will de scribe the activities of the Dioce san agencies and institutions en gaged in the care of children. Through interviews with those persons who have been engaged in these activities, both as mem bers of the staffs of the agencies involved and as foster parents, the story of the work of the agencies and institutions will be told Monsignor William E. Kappes, diocesan director of Charities and Hospitals, will act as narrator. o------------------ Campaign Hits Obscenity ALBANY’, NY—(NO—The New Y’ork State Pharmaceutical Asso ciation announced it is starting a campaign against the sale of "ob scene literature and objectionable crime magazines intended for ju veniles.” Of U.S. houses” the Lnited States have television sets, that "everyone seems to be driving a car’’ "But you are not materialists,” she asserted, “because you give so much assistance to the poor coun tries of the world.” In Columbus, Mrs. Dietz was the guest of Mrs. Alexander Glockner, DCCW president, and Mrs. Robert Richards, diocesan chairman of the organizations International Rela tions Committee. They accompan ied her on tours of diocesan offi ces, of the State Hcuse, of the new Watterson High School, St. Mary of the Springs College, and other points of .nterest in Colum bus. She will visit in Chicago and Phoenix, Ariz., during the remain ing six weeks the United States.