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The Road To
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
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’
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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,
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
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,
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
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
“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.
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
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.
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
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
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
"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.
“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
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.
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
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
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
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.
—, 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.
Campaign Hits Obscenity
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
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.

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