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Vol. IV, No. 9 Keeping Christ In Christmas Ft Pagans Editied Scotland. his parents brought 1938 end for the past nine years served as Shanghai representative of War Relief Services—National Catholic Welfare Conference. He was interviewed when he stopped here to visit Father Frederick Mc Guire. C.M., executive secretary of the Mission Secretariat his former boss in WRS in Shanghai. "Every day in Shanghai is like Easts. Sunday morning," Father McKeran said. "The peo ple don't just fill the churches for daily Mass, they overflow them. Mass, Holy Communion and Benediction are the order of the day." Foi this magnificent display of faith under the noses of the Red regime. Father McKernan credits the Legion of Mary. "It was the Legion,” he said "that saved the Church in Shanghai” He went on to explain that it was against the legion that the Reds directed their “campaign for freedom of religion" back in 1951 on the grounds that it was "sub versive” Two of the Legion’s di rectors were killed others were imprisoned all in an attempt to intimidate the other Catholics. The Reds, he said, made all members of the Legion of Mary register even the auxiliary members, who say the Rosary daily and pray for the success of the apostolic efforts of the active members. Rut instead of weakening the faith of the Legionnaires, and in timidating the Catholic population, all this ser/ed only to strengthen the people in their faith," he said. “It was the first time in that area that the Reds had been so com- Tito Regime Renews Attack On Hierarchy GRAZ. Austria (NO The Tito communist regime has renewed its attack tn the Catholic hierarchy for opposing the regime's priests’ association. The new attack came from the Belgrade official com munist paper. Borba. which accus ed four Bishops of “Persecuting" priests who had joined the so-call-. ed "SS. Cyril and Methodius Priests' Association." The regime is exerting great pressure to enroll all p"iests. Cath olic and Orthodoa, in the associa tion. It reportedly wants to use the association to remove religious op position to the Tito brand munism and to pave the national churches totally ient to the government. of com way for subserv- levelled The Borba attack was at Archbishop Joseph Ujcic of Bel. grade Bishop Lajci Budanovic, Apostolic Administrator of Subotica Bishop Gabriel Bukatko. Apostolic Administrator of Krizevci, and Auxiliary Bishop Stefan Baeuerlein of Djakovo. The regime’s priests' association has l.een condemned both by the Holy See and the Yugoslav hier archy. ho’s Birthday Is It? This young man is reminding everyone to keep the true meaning of Christmas in mind when it comes to selection of greeting cards to send to relatives and friends. Christ mas signifies one of the greatest of all sacred events and is one of our most solemn HOLY DAYS. Certainly all Christians should select cards with a religious theme with which to greet their friends on this holy and joyous occasion. There was a time, and not so long ago, that greeting card manufacturers seemed to be unaware of the true nature of the feast. Cards carried no religious message the fact that it was Christ's birthday was ignored. This situa tion, however, is happily changing for the better. This year, more than 20% of all Christ mas cards carry a religious theme and it is a relatively easy task to find a proper card that carries a religious theme. This then is surely another way we, as Christians, can "Keep Christ in Christmas." The youngster pictured above who is busily engaged in sending out his religious greetings is Donnie Naegele, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Naegele, of St. Mary parish, Columbus. Expelled Priest Relates Story Of Heroic Faith Of Chinese WASHINGTON (NC) “The Chinese pagans are so edified by the faith of Catholics in such cities as Shanghai, Hankow and Peking that if the Reds left China, there would be a mass movement to the Church.” Such is the judgment of a Canadian missionary expelled from Shanghai only last July. He is Father Gerald McKernan, 43. from the Scarboro Foreign Missions. Born in Scotland, his parents brought him while still a Youngster to Toronto. He went to China in pletely thrown off schedule in their ‘campaign.’ They failed mis erably. Never has the faith of the people of Shanghai been stronger. Since February. 1951, Father McKernan has been in and out of jail, under house arrest and sub jected to numerous interrogations. He said there isn’t a native priest in Shanghai who has not had at least 80 continuous hours of inter rogation. They never attack religion di rectly," he continued. "They leerned early in the game that people don't mind at all being martyrs for their religion. No. they don't want you to think you're martyr. They accuse you of black market activity, or spy ing or some other activity that one doesn't feel very much in clined to be a martyr for. But what they are really getting at all the time is religion, no matter whet s me of the poor people Keeping Christ In Christmas Is Booklet Theme A pamphlet containing the history and interpretations of popular Christmas traditions and symbols will be distributed by the Holy Name Society to ail atholic families in Colum bus. Distribution in all parish es is scheduled Dec. 19. The project was conceived by the Central Deanery of the Dioce san Council of Catholic Women, in line with its campaign to keep Christ in Christmas. Th- DCCW will assist in preparation of the pamphlets, and the Holy Name So ciety will finance the publication. Plans or circulating the pamph let were worked out this week at a meeting of the organization’s Keep Christ in Christmas Commit tee. Attending tht meeting were Miss Mary Rohr, committee chair man Mrs. Nell Flautt. Central Deanery presdent Mrs. Frank H. Vogel, DCCW president Joseph Tritschler, representing the Holy Name Society M.s Thomas Ken ney, and Miss Lucille Powers. The DCCW in cooperation with the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will provide carolers to sing Christmas hymns every Monday and Thursday evening on the State House lawn. This project begins Monday and ends Dec. 23 -------------------o------------------- Cardinal Guevara Dies LIMA. Peru (NC) Govern ment and civic officials joined in expressions of sympathy and re gret when word was received that His Eminence Juan Gualberto Cardinal Guevara. Archbishop of Lima, had died here after a long illness at the age of 72. Created a Cardinal in 1946. he was the first Prince of the Church in Peru's his tory. ''*r thought who were killed for less er 'reasons'." The missionary's face grew very serious when he was asked how long, could the people hold on. “The faith of the people in many of the cities is very strong and will persevere long after the clergy have all been liquidated," he said. "But the children—here there is a gradual weakening. And here it is that the Reds are investing heav ily. They have control of education and their education involves prac tically everything in the child’s life. To the parents is left only the task of providing for their mater ial wants. It is out of the youth groups that most of the loyal com munists are being recruited And the surest sign of loyalty to the party is for a child to report on his own parents. You’re a heroic child of the New Democracy if you can accuse your parents. “What the Catholics of Shanghai and of all China v ant from their fellow Catholics in the free world,’’ said Father McKernan. “is not material help—they want prayers." I' w IF* e The ^Jiaolic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, December 3, 1954 St. Anthony’s Hospital Wing To Be Blessed $1,000,000 west The new wing of St. Anthony's Hos pital, which will provide fa cilities for beds, will be dedicated by Bishop Ready Wednesday. 120 additional The ceremonies, scneduled at 4 p.m., will include a procession from the chapel to the auditorium,' the blessing of all four floors of the addition, and a civic program. A dinner for dignitaries and guests will follow. Bishop Ready and Governor Lausche head the list of speak 4 ers at the ceremonies. Short talks also wi|l be given by Harrison Sayre., president of Columbus Hospital Federation Dr. William G. Meyer, president of hospital’s medical staff and Faber Biggert. chairman of- St. An thony’s building committee. Msgr. Patrick J. Kilgallen., chaplain at the institution, will give the invo cation. the..1 the E. Chairman of the civic program will be Dr. Joseph J. Hughes, a member of the medical staff. The project, which has beep un derway since March 25. 1953. also added a new one-story north wing to the hospital. This addition will provide space for a kitchen and storage space. The first two floors of the west wing will be ready for use after Jan. 1, Sister M. Bernardine, su perior. said this week. The two top stories will be furnished in ap proximately six months, she said. On the ground floor are three dining rooms, 2 classrooms, a cafe teria and auditorium. Plenary Indulgence Can Be Gained Dec. 8 All Catholics may gain a plenary indulgence by visiting any one of the 25 Marian church es in the Columbus Diocese on Wednesday, Dec. 8. A plenary indulgence, after Confession and -Holy Communion, may be gain ed each time the faithful visit such churches or chapels and pray for the intentions of the Holy Fether. This is a special privilege giyen by our Holy Fether.. to merk the end of the Marian Year. It should bo noted, too, that Wednesday it a Holy Day of Obligation. All are bound to attend Mass under pain of mor tal sifi. Msgr. Glenn To Speak At Seton Hill College Also taking part in the ground breaking ceremony will be Roy V. Plummer, chairman of the hos pital’s Advisory Board. Mayor Sher man Johnson of Zanesville: Dr. M. A Frelieh. president of the med ical staff and Dr R. S. Martin, who will speak in behalf of the Nursing School. The project will begin shortly af ter the awarding of contracts the following day. The nev. addition, which will ex tend from the present hospital north o Ashland Ave, west on Forest Ave., will increase the pat lent capacity frbm 150 to 250 beds, and also provide space for oper ating rooms, delivery rooms, nur series. offices, emergency suite, physical therapy. X-ray and chil dren's departments, and the phar macy and laboratory sections. of Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, rector St. Charles Seminar.', will give the annual Reeves Lecture in Philoso phy this weekend at Seton Hill Col lege. Greensburg. Pa. Monsignor Glenn s topic will be "The Root Human Certitude.” o------------------- of Nehru Thanks Cardinal NEW DELHI. India (NC) Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has thanked India's Cardinal for a donation of $5.00(1 for flood relief in three Indian states. The prime minister, a personal friend of His Eminence Valerian Cardinal Gracias. Archbishop of Bombay, sent a letter to the Cardi nal expressing his appreciation of the donation. Croiuul Broken For New Marion Shrine Three of the children of Our Lady of Mercy School for Retarded Children at Granville assist Sister Mary Roseanne. School Principal, and Mr. O. J. Trott, with tho first shovel of ground dug for tho construction of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy at the School. The Shrine will be the focal point of the drive next year to raise expansion funds for the school. Bishop Ready will bless the Shrine during the official dedication ceremonies at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday, December 7—the Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The school is located on Route 37, approximately five miles north of Route 40. The public is invited to attend. Of the total cost $996,168.86 was pledged in a fund drive last year. The building will be a seven floor structure, with the top story left unfinished This area will al low further expansion at a later date. The architect is Dan A. Car michael. Jr., of Columbus. Need for the additional space in Gord Samaritan hospital is acute. There were 3641 patients admitted to the hospital in th* first six months of this yaar— .. JB Ground Breaking Set Dec. 12 For Good Samaritan Hospital The^first spadeful of earth for the new $3,500,000 "L” shaped addition to Good Sama ritan Hospital will be turned by Bishop Readv Dec. 12. The ceremony will signal the be ginning of what is to be the largest construction project ever undertaken in Zanesville The ground-breaking will climax a program at the hospital which includes a Mass, an address bv the Bishop, and a procession to the building site. Bishop Ready will celebrate the Mass at 11 a.m. in the hospital’s Sacred Heart Chapel. mor* than th* total of 3401 ad missions during an entire year in 1940 The medical and sur gical divisions, particularly, have been ciowded for space, and in recent years the hospital has been forced te ask certain pat ients wait an extended period before admission for surgery. Hailing the final steps in pre paralion for the construction. Bish op Ready asked God s blessings on the oroject and lauded the Sisters of St. Francis "who have dedicat ed their lives in love of God and in the service of the citizens of Zanesville.” In a letter 1o the community, Bishop Ready declared "We all' must recognize that this is .(dead a brave step which you take to give to Zanesville adequate and excellent health Vietnamese Priest Appeals To Free World PARIS. France (NC) Father Khue. director of the Reception Center for North Vietnam refugees at Haiphong, has appealed to all free coun tries to help assure liberty for those Vietnamese who want to flee from communist dictator ship. In an interview with Yyes Des jaques. published in The Figaro, Paris daily, Father Khue said he realized that in making such an appeal he was exposing himself to dangers from the Viet Minh How ever, he felt that ,ie could not re main silent in the light of the vio lations by the Red Viet Minh of the Geneva agreement allowing the Northern Vietnamese to go to the Free South “Until now the refugees have made countless pleas to the inter national control commission, with oiff any great results' the priest said. “I can not bear that our sobs and cries of sorrow should be stifled in these hours of the cata combs ot the 20th century I rise to make an appeal to the entire world, to the Vatican, to the coun tries which participated in the Geneva conference, to the member countries of the international com mission. to the Catholic world, and particularly to the Canadian and Indian Catholics and to the free world 1 ask all of them to demand the freedom of evacuation for our refugee.', according to the Geneva agreement This is the only means of saving my fellow citizens who are anti-Viet Minh from a ven geance which will be savage M. Desjaques also told of his in terviews with some of the 7.000 refugees living in tents supplied by American aid who stated their reasons for leaving the North He mentioned the four major reasons: the threat to religious freedom, posed by the Viet Minh the large requisitions of rice and salt which were impos sible to meet the fear of former anti Vi .f Minh soldiers of repris als and the revolt of thosr who were essigned te so-celled com munity work. service. I pray that the Sisters' courage and generosity will be matched by every citizen of Zanesville. In that event, the new hospital will bo a burden to no one. Without the motching gifts of citizens the burden will rest heavily on the Sisters of St. Francis. “1 wish I might be able to speak individually to all our people in the parishes to urge them ,to pay their pledges if made, to increase them wh re possible, ur to make a substantial donation at this ical time of the hospital’s and progress. “Everyone has a part in Samaritan's welfare Good Samar itan and the Sisters have pledged the best of medical care to Zanes ville. May God bless all their full share now.” who do project General The contracts for the will be awarded Dec 13. contract bids (by inv nation were received from E Mast and Sons. O. Paul Contracting Co both of Zanesville Steinle-Wolfe. Inc., Fremont Knowlton Construction Co.. Bellefontaine George Sheaf and Co., Columbus Sever-William* The statement was in the nature of a reply to charges recently made by President Juan Peron that two Archbishops, a Bishop and a score of priests have acted as "enemies’’ of the state. The Peron charges were made over a nation-wide ra dio hookup. Since then a number of priests have been arrested by the government Heading the list of signatories on the hierarchy's memorandum were Their Eminences Santiago Cardinal Copello, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and Antonio dinal Caggiano, Bishop of sario. The memorandum given to the Argentinian eign Minister Jeronimo Remori no for presentation to President Peron. “We cannot hide from Your Ex cellency the profound sorrow caus ed us all by assertions that three worthy and beloved brother Bish ops are open enemies of the gov ernment,” the memorandum stated “We are all completely convinced that we have worked for the good of the country with all our efforts and with the best intentions.” Car Ro wes For- The memorandum recalled that the nation has always relied “on the contribution of the Church to ward its moral and spiritual great ness "The nation has seen develop ment in its religious and cultural Help Fight TB Buy Christmas Seals Price Ten Confs $3.00 A Year crit- city’s Good Co., v\ ashington C. H., James I. Baines Construction Co., Spring field, and the Robert H. Evans Co. of Columbus and the Dunzveiler Construction Co. of Zanesville, which submitted a joint bid Lowest bidder was the Knowl ton Co., which asked $1,711,150. Contractors lor plumbing, heat ing. ventilating anc air-condition ing were: E. W. File and Son, luma: the Hutfman-V. oife Co. and the Limbach Co., both of Colum bus The Limbach firm submitted the low bid of $776,175. Electrical Contractors, Inc., ef Columbus, submitted a low bid of $254,914 for the electrical work. Other bidders were: Electric Co., Zanesville Electric Co.. Mt. Vernon Electric Co., Newark, and Carty Bros. Electric Co. Electric Power Equipment Co.. both of Columbus. Lawrence Cochran Powell the Mc and the Good Samaritan Hospital had its beginnings in a 13-room frame house, built at the request of Mrs. Margaret Blue, one of Zanesville's revered philanthrop ists. She had built it for hos pital purposes in memory of her invalid daughter, and it was in corporated Sept 4, 1895, as Mar garet Blue Sanitarium. The 5 man board of directors, at the (Continued nn Page 2) Hierarchy In Argentina Laments Clergy Arrests, Asks Peron For Details BL ENOS AIRES (NC) The Argentine hierarchy has expressed “profound sorrow at government charges made against three Bishops Xt the same time the Hierarchy asked the government to supply details supporting the general accu sations so the Bishops can studv them This extraordinary action was taken in a memorandum released here by the country's two Cardi nals and a dozen Archbishops and Bishops. life in an atmosphere of peace which is always necessary for the spiritual welfare and the *ren« quility of the populace," the statement added. The letter then quoted from an earlier statement by Peron praising the Church's contribution to the nation. Finally the hierarchy requested full details to support the charges made against the Bishops and priests. The statement said this would place church superiors “in a position to verify the objectivity of the charges and the degree of responsibility, and enable them to adopt applicable legal measures.” Adult Confirmation lass Scheduled All adults in Franklin County who I ave not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation will be confirmed at Saint Joseph Cathedral on Gaudete Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4:00 p. m. This ap plies not only to converts but to those Catholics who, for on* reason or another, were not con firmed as children. All adults, therefore, who have not yet been confirmed are requested to be at the Cathedral for instruction and renearsal on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m The confirmandi will required to present their baptismal certifi cates at that time.