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2—THE CATHOLIC TIMES Friday, Feb. 4. 1955
Jews Testify to Pope’s Labor for Persecuted VATICAN CITY (Radio, NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII does not have to depend on his own records to prove that he worked hard during the war to help persecuted Jews. He has ample testimony from Jews themselves. This was stressed by Osservatore Romano, Vatican City newspaper, in an unsigned, front-page article replying to re cent assertions attributing to the Holy Father and the Catholic Church ’an almost tepid uncertain ly the face of the deplorable and inhuman slaughters of Jews carried on before the conflict, and especially during the war. Ossen’atore did not specify by whom the allegations were made. It citen various evidences in pa pal pronouncements from Pius XI on to refute such charges. It re called that Pope Pius XI criticized the naris and later the Mussolini FOUTCH BAKERY Town & Country Shopping Center 3952 E, Broad St DOuglss 7783 SAVE $10.00 On A New REX During February is cheaper with AUTOMATIC GAS Water Heater Diol tempeFofur. 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We, on the contrary, possess vory many which affirm the contrary and which permit the infer ence of many more which hove not been related." Osservatore cited among the ac tions of Pope Pius XII his Christ mas message of 1942 deploring the making of laws which departed from the basic moral lew for 8 purely human one and favored rac ism and statism. Three Addresses It pointed also to throe address es by the Pope in 1943 and 1945, all showing that the Pontiff sought tn affirm the principles nf the natu ral law and in various ways to strengthen in the highest ideals of truth and charity the Catholics of Germany who had to witness the racist persecutions. Even more important, per haps, Osservatore declared, were the various Instances In which Jews themselves attested to the Popo efforts on their behalf. It said that in the summer nf 1945. Italy opened its donrs to 20.000 Jewish refugees from all countries. The first thing they did after getting settled somewhat, the paper recalled, was to request an audience with the Holy Father. On thi^ occasion, they spoke of the high honor of being allowed per sonally to thank the Pontiff for his efforts on behalf of persecuted Jews during "the terrible period of nazi-fascism.” -------------------o------------------ For Quick tfasulti Us* Wan* Ads WHERE THOUSANDS SAVE MILLIONS 2/2% Currant Return Acoeunts Insured To 10,000 CENTRAL OHIO FEDERAL SAVINGS 71 South Third Street The Hammond Organ PriMlucM nrcan mark of eitho dral quality in eharchM of any Uta O».r SS.eno churehea now *njoy th. h.autifal muaie of th. H--unone Oraan W rit. nr Call for Damon (ration |m2 tl« HHUALI 8T CA 1.7*41 Maaa A D.axan t'htmaa New Town A Country Store K BKOAn EX. 1431 SAPP'S FOODTOWN MARKET 2976 W. BROAD ST. KAUFMAN PONTIAC Columbus1 Largest Pontiac Dealer Offers You The New Wonderful 1955 Pontiac Also A Fine Selection of Good Used Cars Priced to Meet All Purses. 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The Osservatore article declared at the outset that an appeal to patriotism and nationalism con stitutes th? core of Mao Tse-tung’s nolicy and the motive power of the Red regime. K Of Notes Santa Maria Council 2898, knights of Columbus, will exem plify the first degree before a class of candidates Tuesday, Feb ruary 8. Council activity chairman, Bob Gallo, has arranged Valentine so. rial to b? held in the Clubrooms on Saturday. Feb 12. The final In dies Night before Easter will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 15. A regular business session is set for Tuesday, Feb 22 NEW LEXINGTO? MacGa han Council '065 held first de gree ceremonies before a class of 14 new members last week in the K of C. Hall. The banquet that followed the initiation was attended by 75 knights. Of Interest to Catholics RADIO PROGRAMS Sunday, Fab 6 WPKO, Waverly, 9:45 a.m.—Sa cred Heart Program WTVN, Columbus, 11:45 a m.— Catholic News WHIZ, Zanesville. 11:45 a.m.— Christophers WBNS, Columbus, 12:45 p.m— Hour of Holiness—Series of programs featuring excerpts from addresses, encyclicals and letters of Pope Pius XII —“The Voice From the Vati can” WHIZ, Zanesville, 2:00 p.m— The Catholic Hour WLW, Cincinnati, 3:00 p.m— The Catholic Hour WPKO, Waverly, 4:45 p.m.— Hour of St. Francis WCOL Columbus, 5:30 p.m.— Greatest Story Ever Told WNXT, Portsmouth, 5:30 p.m.— Greatest Story Ever Told WNXT, Portsmouth, 6:00 p.m. —Hour of St. Francis WTVN, Columbus, 7 00 p.m— Ave Maria Hour Friday, Fab. 4 WBNSTV, Columbus, 9.00 am —Touring the Town. Today’s program will deal with the function of the Diocesan Guid ance Center in the guidance program of the Catholic schools Sister Francois, S.N.D., and Mrs. Margaret Reyneau, assisted by other staff members and friends will discuss the work of the center. Monday Through Friday WLW, Cincinnati, 6:10 a.m.— St. Mary Seminary—Morning Prayers TELEVISION PROGRAMS Sunday, Fab. 4 WLW-C, Columbus, 9:00 a. m.— The Catholic Hour WBNS TV, Columbus, 11:00 a.m. —Christophers WHIZ-TV. Zanesville, 9:30 p.m. —Christophers Tuesday, Fab. 8 WTVN, Columbus, 8.00 p.m.— Life Is Worth Living—Bishop Fulton J. Sheen O'Neill declared, "should not lull us into e sense of smug setlsfac tlon The figures include much duplicetlon of readership. Actually, wa fail to roach many of the more than 30,000,000 Cath olics and we hardly touch the untold millions of sympathetic non-Catholics." “Printed but unread words,” O'Neill continued, “represent a complete frustration of the jour nalistir function. Unless th? print ed word is read, it has no reason for existence It draws its power for good, for bad—from it* impact on its readers’’ The Catholic Press, h? continued, has often been urged by Pope Pius XII to serve its readers with cour age in the great causes of the Church—especially in the fields of social justice and international peace "Our editors," O'Naill Mid, "have headed these appeals. More and more, editors of Cath olic newspapers and megazines Red China’s In Honor of Our Lady I I '-WSwPf.i Among tha naw issues of postage stamps to commemorate the observance of Marian Year, are these beautiful reproduction* of paintings and statues of Our Lady. Murillo's famous pointing of the Immaculate Conception is featured on a new stamp (above) issued by the Philippines. Italy plant ‘o issue throughout 1955 Madonna stamps (center row) of Its famous shrines to Our Lady and Spain plans a series including (bottom row) Our Lady of Begona. Our Lady of Africa (Morocco) and Our Lady of Cova donga Asturias, Spain. Three Married Former Ministers Now Priests MAINZ. Germany (NC) During the past three years, three married former Protestant ministers have been ordain ed to the Catholic priesthood in Germany under special dis pensations personally granted hy His Holiness Pope Pius XII. The first was Father Rudolf Goethe, who was ordained German poet Johann Wolfgang by Bishop Albert Stohr on the eve of hix 71st birthday in December, 1951. His wife is also a convert. Father Goethe has now revealed for the first time that two other Protestant ministers who are legal ly and validly married have since been ordained priests. Others, he added, are now awaiting the neces sary dispensation from the Holy See which is granted in individual cases only and is reserved to the Holy Father personally. In all these instances a pledge on the part rtf the applicant to observe relihacy is required.. The priest’s home here was re cently dedicated hy Bishop Stohr as a “Domus Pads" (House of Peace). Both Father Goethe and Father Otto Melchers, who likewise is a validly married former Prot estant minister, live there with their wives and Father Melcher’s children. Father Goethe's marriage has been childless. In a Mrmon after Father Goethe'* ordination, Bishop Stohr •aid that the decision in his case had "matured slowly" and had been reached "after the most eareful examination by the su preme authorities." He emphasiz ed that there never was, nor is there now, any question of abol ishing the celibacy of the priest hood, and that the cose of Father Goetho represented e special rul- Catholic Editors Restate Goals As Press Month Is Observed Catholic editors throughout the world took stock of their work, re stated their goals, and received praise for some of (heir past achievements this week, as the an nual observance of Catholic Press Month got underway. Charles J. O'Neill, president of the Catholic Press Association, not ed in a statement that Catholic pa pers and magazines have a combin ed circulation of 21,000,000. “That* millions of subscribers, are commenting clearly end forcefully on tho important events of tho day that effect not only the specific welfare of the Church, but also the social and civic welfare of man everywhere in tho world." In another statement. Count Guisepp? Dalia Torre, director of 1’Osservatore Romano, Vatican City daily, and president of the Inter national Union of the Catholic Press, declared that the Catholic Press has two essential needs. The first, he said, is “to make itself read.” It must “awaken the interests of reader.^ by the spread of Catholic principles, by confuting the ideas of the Church's oppon ents, and by reporting and illus trating the life of the Church and Catholic organizations and works throughout the world” The second nood, Count Dalia Torro said, is for a "well inform ed paper"—one filled with prompt and accurate news cov erege, presented in the most at tractive *tyle and using ell the professional techniques -to which readers of today have become accustomed." Words of praise for the Cath olic Press came this week from President Eisenhower. The presi dent lauded Catholic editors for their “dedicated opposition to the atheism and materialism which in ternational communism fosters "Glasses that Satisfy" ROBERT E. HAGMAN, SR.' OHIO STATE OPTICAL CO. Prompt Repair Service Artificial Eye* Fitted 144 East State St. CA. 13697 Columbus, Ohio von Goethe, who was ordained mg for specific and very small group of people. In a previous statement, Father J. Reuss, rector of the Mainz seminary, declared that "former Protestant ministers w'no made a sacrifice tn become Catholics with thru families certainly are enabled in a special way to serve in prayer and work the great task of the re union of all Christians. Once or dained as priests, they will be par ticularly valuable collaborators for the realization of this great hope of the whole Church.” -----------------o----- -----------Titus. Christianity Came To Finland Just 800 Years Ago HELSINKI, Finland (NC) Finnish Catholics are commemorat ing this year the 800th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity into their country. Celebrations were inaugurated with a special Mass here the Church of St. Henry, patron of Finland. It was attended hy hun dreds of faithful from many parts of th? Helsinki parish, which em braces the whole of northern Fin land Although Finland is now a pre dominantly Lutheran country, and Catholics number only slightly mor? than 2.000 of the total popu lation of 4,000.000. the celebra tions are expected to recall the many inspiring chapters in the re ligious history of the nation be fore the Reformation storm broke out and Lutheranism became the established faith Lutheran authorities also have '-chedulpd a number of events to mark the beginnings of Christiani ty in the country. The Finnish press meanwhile is devoting spe cial articles to the origin and de velopment of Christianity in Fin land. Deeply religious and steadfast in then adherence tn Christianity, the Finns ar? not ungrateful for the vital stimulus the Catholic Church gave the nation in its formative years. Many historians agree that the Church had much to do with the fact that Finland was included in th? unity of early Western cul ture. -------------------o--------- Continued Prayers For Unity Urged GARRISON, N Y.- (NC) The Chau of Umty Octave should in spire the faithful to pray daily for the cause nf unity, according to th? national office of the commemora tion at Graymoor Monastery. Father Titus Cranny, S.A., super ior of the Atonement Friars, de clared that the annual eight-day pe riod of prayer for the conversion of th? world must not be an isolat ed spiritual event. “It should give the impetus for continued prayer and 7?al for the rest of the year,” he said. Wa Supply White Dross Shirts Work Clothes And Wiping Cloths The Carmelite 1 ■I Inc. INDUSTRIAL LAUNDERKRS AND DRY CLEANERS UN. 1144 999 N. 4th St. Columbus, Ohio (Continued from Page 1) 1935, when he paid his first and only visit to the United States, that he delivered a lecture on "Carmelite Spirituality" at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His talk was later amplified and published in Chicego under the title of "Car melite Mysticism." At the time he visited the Unit ed States. Father Titus was serv ing as rector of the Catholic Uni versity of Nijmegen which he had helped to found, and where he had previously held the post of profes sor of philosophy and mysticism. Baptized Anno Sjoerd, Father Titus was born at Oeegekloster, near Bolsward. in the almost completely Protestant Province of Friesland, on February 23, 1881. Frail and delicate, and des tined never to enjoy good health, he nevertheless possessed a bril liant mind. After his ordination at s’Hertogenbosch he was sent for higher studies to Rome, where he obtained the degree of doctor of philosophy at the Pontifical Greg orian University. Father Titus had already won recognition for his contributions to the Catholic press when he was named to the faculty of Nijmegen shortly after its establishment in 1923. In 1935, he was appointed spiritual director of th? Catholic Journalists’ Society, a post which was fated to place him on the nazi blacklist after German armies had invaded his country in 1940. On August 15, 1941, the Dutch hierarchy issued a joint pastoral condemning the teachings of naz ism, end copies were smuggled to nearly every Catholic church in the country. Confronted by the Bish ops’ forthright condemnation of their racial theories, the nazis sought to counteract it by getting Catholic newspapers to carry their propaganda releases. It was at this stage that Father Titus entered the picture, acting under the in struction of Cardinal de Jong. Father Titus first had a meeting with the German officials during which he explained that no Catho lic newspaper could print material that was contrary to the teachings of th? Church On December 31, 1941, he sent a letter to Catholic editors urging them to sign pledges against publishing any type of ar ticle favoring nazism. "If you still want your paper to b« called a Catholic paper." Father Tltue wrote, "than thia sort of article ha* to be refused, no matter what the consequen ces may be for the paper, or even for yourself. We cannot do otherwise. The limit has been reached We ere not sure yet if those responsible will resort to violence, but in case they do, remember that God speaks the last word, and He rewards His faithful servants." On th? following January 19, Gestapo agents arrested Father Th? next day h? was remov ed tn the prison at Scheveningen, where he remained for six weeks during which he was constantly interrogated and finally ordered sent tn Dachau. During his stay at Scheveningen, Father Titus began writing a biog raphy of St. Teresa of Avila. He was not able to finish the work but it was eventually completed by Father Brocard Meijer, O. farm., the present provincial of the Dutch Carmelites Father Titus died at. Dachau within six months of his interment. But his extraordinary charity and unfailing good humor—maintained in spite of illness and brutal heat ings—had already made him a leg end among his fellow prisoners. Many of them are praying today for his canonization An increasing number of Dutch Catholics have written letters ex pressing gratitude for favors attrib uted to his intercession. 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