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I* a Well- Informed Catholic Vol. IV, No. 30 The “splendid work” of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Na mur throughout “an era of providential progress” was cit ed by Bishop Ready as the communit of nuns celebrated 100 years of service Columbus class rooms. Bishop Ready, who spoke at a Solemn Pontifical Mass which he celebrated Monday in honor of the Sister’s centennial, asserted that the religious order has had ‘‘a truly significant part” in the de- Official Bishops Engagements Sunday, May 1st: 9:00 a. m.— Mass, Saint Mary Church, Mar ion, State Convention, D. of I. 3:00 p. m.—DCCW Spring Con ference, Lancester, Ohio 6:00 p. m.—Opening, Clergy Re treat, Shrine of the Little Flower. Monday, May 2nd: 9:00 a. m.— Solemn Requiem Mass, Coram Episcopo, Shrine, Deceased Bishops and Priests of th* Dio cese. Tuesday, May 3rd: 10:00 a.m.— Holy Cross Sisters' Centennial, Notre Dame, Indiana. Wednesday, May 4th: 10:00 a. m.—Solemn Mass, Coram Epis copo, Holy Cross Church, Co lumbus, 90th Anniversary Saint Francis Hospital 6:00 p. m.—Holy Hour and Closing Clergy Retreat, Shrine 7:30 p. m.—Confirmation, Our Lady of Sorrows, Lockbourne. Thursday, May 5th: 9:30 a. m. —Religious Reception, Saint Springs. 7th: 9:00 a. m.— Josephinum. Mary of the Saturday, May Ordinations, Sunday, May 8th: 10:30 a. m.— Pontifical Mass, 50th Anniver sary, Holy Rosary Parish, Co lumbus 7:30 p. m.—Confir mation, Holy Family, Colum bus. Monday, May 9th: 6:00 p. m. Opening Clergy Retreat, Shri.ie of th* Little Flower. Tuesday, May 10th: 7:00 p. m. —Blessing of Our Lady's stat ue and May Crowning, Mount Carmel Hospital. Wednesday, May 11th: 9:00 a. m.—Solemn Requiem Mass, eoram Episcopo, shrine. De ceased Bishops and Priests of the Diocese: 7:30 p. m.—Con firmation, Saint Aloysius, Co lumbus. Thursday, May 12th: 6:00 p. m. —Holy Hour and Closing, Clergy Retreat, Shrine. Sunday, Mav 15th: 11:00 a. m.— Solemn Mass, coram Eoiscopo, 5ntS Sacerdotal Anniversary Father Francis Krueskamp, Pa5tor Emeritus, Saint Peter Church, Chillicothe 7:30 p. m. ''•r,-r‘?’ion, Sa*nt Ladis -. C-’umhus. 17th: 2:30 o. m— fern'' Conference, C’-■•••!»* Seminary. Thursday, May 19th: n m.—Confirmation, Ca dral. Sv-^a- Mry 2?: 11:00 a. m.— A Pen*i/!r-'l Mass, Cathedral, K o* S*’te Convention Saint V-rv of th* cnrin«s Academy AHmnae, 5(Hh Anniversary 4:00 n. m.—Cornerstone lay inn ceremony, Saint Mary Mag. dal ne Church, Columbus. Tuesday, May 24th: 7:30 p. m. —Confirmation, Saint Peter, Columbus. Saturday, May 28th: 10:00 a. m. —Ordinations, Cathedral. Pentecost Sunday, May 29th: 11:00 a. m.—Pontifical Mass, Cathedral 4:00 p. m—Adult Confirmations, Cathedral. Bishop Lauds Sisters on Jubilee ,3a 1 Mt The superiors of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in this area gathered in Columbus last week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the religious community in the city. Pictured above as they conversed with Bishop Ready after a Pontifical High Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral are (left to right) Sister Constantine, superior of Maryhurst at 1427 Roxbury Rd. Sister Blandino, superior at the convent in Hamilton Sister Ellen St. John, provincial superior from Reading, O. Sister Marie Teresa, su perior at St. Joseph Academy and Sister Agnes, sister of the Notre Dame convent in Cincinnati. velopment of the diocese. He de clared: "As they this day give thanks to Divine Providence which has preserved and guided their com munity and its incomparably valu.b’. work, so must we all render to heaven our heartfelt gratitude for the fact that these Sisters have been given to us that wo continue to be blessed by their presence, their devoted labors and abounding spiritual energy which passes from their holy consecreation into the Cath olic lives of all our peoyle." Tracing the history of the sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from the day in 1855 when they first arrived in Columbus, the Bishop noted that they came to this part of Ohio 13 years before the Co lumbus Diocese was established. He told teachers Patrick’s tion and of the Sisters’ work as in Holy Cross and St. Schools, of their founda operation of St. Joseph of their teaching years at St. Joseph Aloysius. St. Au- Academy, and duties in later Cathedral, St. gustii.e and Schools. St. Christopher’s of their work in He also told fostering the Tabernacle Society, in teaching at St. John’s School, NCWC Board Conducts Its 90th Meeting WASHINGTON (NC) The Administrative Board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference has just complet ed its 90th meeting here. Bishop Ready, Episcopal Chairman of the Immigration Department, was among those attending. In all, forty Archbishops and Bishops from all sections of the United States have served actively on the board, which originally had four members and now has ten. The present NCWC Administra tive Board is composed of Cardinals Mooney, Stritch, Spellman and Mc Intyre. ex officio Archbishops Karl J. Alter of Cincinnati, chair man: Francis P. Keough of Balti more. vice-chairman of the board and Episcopal Chairman of the N W C-Department of Social Ac tion Joseph E. Ritter of St Louis, secretary John F. O’Hara. C.S.C., of Philadelphia, treasurer Richard J. Cushing of Boston, chairman of the Department of Lay Organiza tions, and John P. Mitty of San Francico. chairman of the Youth Department, and Bishops Matthew F. Brady of Manchester, chairman of the Education Department Em met M. Walsh of Youthstown, O., ch irman of the Legal Depart ment Thomas K. Gorman of Dal las Fort Worth, chairman of the Press Department, and Bishop Ready chairman of the Immigra tion Department. Bishop Ready has been asso ciated v-ith the N.C.W.C. for many years, having been named assistant general secretary in 1931 and general secretary in 1936. Following his consecration, Bish op Ready was elected secretary of the Administrative Board in No vember, 1946 Since that time he has sened as chairman of the Press Department, the Motion Pic ture Department and at present, is chairman of the Immigration De partment. ------------------0----------------- Decree Fixe# Mass, Office For Feast of St. Pius CITY—Radio, NC)— issue of th* Acta VATICAN The current Apostolicae ____ S e di s. the official Vatican organ for the publication of decrees, contains a decree of the Congregation of Rites setting forth the Mass and office for the feast of St. Pius X, ordered to be universally celebrated on Septem ber 3. The same issue of Acts con tains an Apostolic brief proclaim ing Our Lady, under her title of Divine Motherhood, as Patroness of the Archdiocese of Washington, D. C. Logan, in operating Maryhurst. a school for prospective candidates for the sisterhood, and in giving religious instruction and training in St. Mary’s Parish, Groveport, and St. Paul’s, Westerville. ‘‘Merely to list the valuable employments of our beloved ters of Notre Dame would be exacting and lengthy task,” shop Ready said, adding: (Continued on Page 2) Dr. An.on will read his paper on “Some Functional Aspects of Inorganic Micronutrients in Plant Metabolism” before the Pontifical Academy, and participate in the discussion that follows. The study week subject, tying to gether two explosive problems— world population demands and world food supply—treats an area of interest close to the Holy Fa ther. The study week, meeting at Casina d? Pio IV at the Vatican, consists of private conversations Science Needs Philosophy, Pontiff Avers VATICAN Cm' (NC) Modern science, which is rap idly progressing towards the point where it faces “the greatest enigma of all visible creation namely the prob lem of life,” needs philosophy to understand what it is doing and where it is going. That I* the key thought of the 4.000-word address delivered in French by His Holiness Pope Pius XII to members of the Pontifical Acad :my of Sciences and other scholars here to attend a study week on micronutrient elements in vegetable and animal life. The Holy Father repeatedly stressed the necessity of accom panying the amazing new facts discovered through natural science by a search for “a unifying syn thesis.” Science, split up into innumer able sectors, cannot reach a uni versal synthesis of thought, and needs permanent contract with a "philosophy of critical realism" to satrfv man's search for truth, the Pontiff continued. At the same time the Pope warn ed philosophically against trying “to define truths which are drawn solely from observation or experi ment and from the use of scientif ic methods.” He deplored the fact that for some time “science and philosophy have become separated.” He attrib uted the cause of this separation to historical factors and to “per sons who did not always possess the necessary good will and com petence.” He cited the example of atomic discoveries for the failure of the mechanistic theory of the universe to explain the forces gov erning the behavior of atoms. Telling scientists that they hold a powerful instrument with which to do good, the Holy Father urged them never te betray this trust. I Retreat Set Sunday for 32 Priests The camolic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, April 29, 1955 Thirty-two priests of the Co lumbus Diocese will make their annual Retreats week at the Shrine of Little Flower. next the will and The spiritual exercises open at 6 p. m. Sunday close after dinner Wednesday. The Retreat master will be Father Paul Waldron, S.S.C., of the Co lumban Retreat House. Derby, Members of the clergy who have been assigned to the Retreat follow: Msgrs. Frederick Burkhart, Rob ert Coburn, Harry Connelly, John Donahie, John Kerrigan, Joseph McGlynn, George Mason. Herman Mattingly, Harold O’Donnell and Anthony Schlernitzauer. Fathers William Connor, Law rence Corcoran, Richard Crosser, Ralph Dermody, Richard Dodd, Linus Dury, John Eyerman, Leon ard Falvey, Ambrose Freund, Hugh Gilbert, Colby Grimes and Robert Harwick. Fathers Andrew Hohman, Ber nard Jones, James Kimberley. Law rence O'Connor. John O’Rourke, Lawrence Riley, Raphael Rodgers, Robert Schmidt, Francis Schweit zer and William Spickerman. Sis an Bi This is the second in a series of four retreats for clergy. Spirit ual exercises also are set tor May 9-12 and June 13-16. World’s Food Problem Studied at Rome Meet BERKELEY, Calif. (NC) There is a cradle of algae filled bottles rocking in the plant physiology department at the University of California that may contain the secret of feeding the world's vast underdeveloped and often overpopu lated areas. Now in Rome to report on his controlled experiments in this field is Dr. Daniel I. Arnon, University of California scientist, the only American to attend the “study week” at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Dr. Arnon joined an illustrious roster of internationally known fel low scientists from at least 10 na tions to participate in a concen trated study of micronutrient ele ments in vegetable and animal life. among scientists, the reading of 5 papers on “oligoelments (micro nutrients) in the soil, animals, hu man physiology, and the relation ship between human population^ and their oligoelements. Th® Pontifical Academy's study week idea grew out of a de sire by the Pontifical Academy to bring together outstanding scientists, discuss divergent opin ions of scientific problems, and formulate the exact reasons which form the basis of the di vergency of opinions. Once the reasons for scientific disagree ment are found, the study week attempts to 1) agree on a de termined solution, or 2) acknowl edge that it is impossible to es tablish a uniform doctrine for the problem confronted at pres ent. “The purpose of the study week is to illuminate areas of knowledge —and areas of ignorance,” and then, says Dr. Arnon, “sometimes we find out where to look next.’” The subject of Dr. Arnon’s lec ture to the Pontifical Academy, micronutrient elements, the scient ist likens to the tiny bit of tung sten in the light bulb compared with the bricks in the house lighted by that bulb: “You could not live in the house without light, yet the weight of tungsten used to light the house is infinitesimal compared to the weight of bricks or wood used to construct the house. So with micro nutrient elements: In plants they are necessary plants get sick if they don’t get them.” Asked about his observation* on the scientific scene in the U. 5., compared to Europe, Dr. Ar non replied that generally speak ing this country ha* in its favor th* natural curiosity of its peo ple, its readiness to try anything new, its lack of fear in change, its naturel technical skills. He added that the following factor* play a disfavorable role, gener ally, for science in th* U.S.! Americans are not a contempla (Continued on Page 2) Adult Confirmation Scheduled for May 29 at Cathedral In accordance with th® wishes of Bishop Ready that all adults in Franklin County who hav® dot yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation receive this Sacrament of the Church, con firmotion of adults will be ad ministered in Saint Joseph's Ca thedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m. This applies not only to con verts but to those Catholics who, for one reason or another, were not confirmed as children. Those adults, therefore, who have not yet been confirmed are requested to be at the Cathedral for instruction and rehearsal on Sunday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. The confirmandi will be requir ed to present their baptismal certificates at that time. Candidates for confirmation are required to receive three instructions on the Sacrament from their pastor. Tf Te rhe Reverend Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus. 4 My beloved Breth-®n: On this glorious Sunday w« begin the month dedicated to the Mother of our Risen Savior. May is traditionally Our Lady's month in the Christian calendar. It is a time of homage and prayer to her whom we revere as the Cause of our joy, Gate of heaven. Refuge of sinners and Queen of peace. At the end of this month of May the Universal Church will observe for the first time the feast of the Queenship of Mary. Our Holy "ether, Pope Pius XII, proclaimed that this feastday is to be solemnly celebrated each year on May 31st. I need not urge you, my dear brethren, that this lovely month of May should be an opportunity to increase your devotion to God's holy Mother. From the earliest years of your life in union witl her divine Son, you have often sung her praises in the Litany of Loreto ar Queen of all saints and Queen conceived without original sin. It is the Mother of Ovr Savior's right to "reign over individuals and over families, as well as over societies and nations over the as semblies of the powerful, the counsels of the wise, as over the simple aspirations of the humble." It is a duty for us, her children by reason of Christ's Redemption, to be ruled by her in those areas of our lives which will determine our eternal salvation. May the family Rosary, the daily S crifice of the Mass and Holy Communion and the May devotions in your parish church be the normal routine for all families in the Diocese during this month. These are the ready means at our disposal for peace and holiness, for increased love among men and for a society rebuilt on the recognition of God's authority over mankind. In your daily prayers to our heavenly Queen and Mother, I make one special request, my beloved brethren. For the past sev •ral years, the clergy, the religious and the laity in this Diocese have included in their May devotions a fervent petition to God that vocations to the Sacred Priesthood and the Religious Life might prosper and grow among us. We must continue this appeal. The Diocese of Columbus needs many Priests and Sisters. I need not tell you that the rapidly increasing population in all our communities necessitates the opening of new parishes and expanded school facilities. We cannot meet such demands unless those young men and young women in the Diocese, whom God has destined for His service, will readily and reverently respond to their holy vocation in life. It falls to parents to encourage their sons and daughters, to pastors and teachers to counsel them, and to all of us to pray that God may bring them to the fulfillment of His holy Will. During May, therefore, I ask you to give much prayer to this holy cause. We are the immediate heirs to the blessings resulting from this fervent, persevering appeal. May God gran* it success. With my blessing, Thmugh the influence of Doc tor Starling Loving and other in terested citizens, a portion of the Starling Medical College, jocated on East State and was turned over to hospital purposes. Sixth Streets, the Sisters for of the Starling important be- The early history Medical College is cause of the part it played in the history of Columbus and in the work of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis. Doctor John Hamilton encouraged and helped the Sisters in their work, and it was he who suggested that they apply for the use of that portion of the Medical College which had been provided for hospital purposes. The Sisters purchased a 99-year lease in 1865. and this saw the orig in of St. Francis Hosoital, the old est hospial in the city of Colum bus. Since it* establishment, the hospital has handled more than 210,000 emergency cases, and has cared 'or 292,420 patients. Th® hospital also has th® distinction of being th* oldest medical-col lege hospital building in continu ous operation in th* United States, and mor* than 5,000 physician* have receiveJ p*rt of Devotedly in Christ MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus Sisters at St. Francis Hospital to Mark 90th Anniversary W ednesday Bishop Ready will preside at a Solemn High Mass to be offered by Monsignor Edward Leinheuser, chaplain of St. Francis Hospital, in Holy Cross church, Wednesday morning at ten o’clock to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Hospital St. Francis. When the Order came to estab lish a hospital in Columbus in the winter of 1862. the city had a pop ulation of only 19.000. The first site of theii endeavors was a small dwelling on East Rich Street, oppo site Holy Cross church. Until the house could be furnish ed to serve as a hospital, the Sis ters were engaged in home nur sing. Early the following year, after the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, the Sisters were swamp ed with work caring for wound ad and sick soldiers. Th* East Rich Street dwelling soon be came too small for the work the Sisters were doing and they were forced to look for more spacious quarters. Mary’s Aid in Vocation Drive April 25, 1955 by the Sisters of the Poor of their medical education within its walls. On June 30 of this year the Hospital will be closed after 90 years of service to the sick, poor, and unfortunate of the city of Co lumbus and vicinity. The facilities of the institution will be merged (Continued on Page 2) The “Acre of Mercy” drive to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School, Granville, for retard ed children, opens in the Co lumbus area Wednesday. The drive has the endorsement of Bishop Ready. Approximately 1500 men and women throughout the 23 counties of the Columbus area will be selling two inch plots of ground in the “Acre of Mercy” which was dedicated on Our Lady of Mercy School grounds last December by Bishop Ready. The plots will sell for one dollar each. The goal of the drive for the 23 county area is $150,000. The money will be spent to build dormitories and other needed fa cilities at Our Lady of Mercy to care for 150 retarded children, both boys and girls. Th® school, operated by the Franciscan Sisters o' Joliet, III., is the only one of its kind in the state. Currently, facilities are limited so that the Sisters can care for only 32 girls. Little or ho provision is made throughout the ’state for the spec ialized training these children need. Medical authorities estimate that one to three per cent of our entire population is retarded In Frank lin County alone, there are over 5,000 retarded children. These youngsters are prevented by lav. from attending public (Continued on Page 2) Bishop Ready also requested that the family Rosary, the daily Sac rifice of the Mass and Holy Com munion and the May devotions in parish churches be “the normal routine for all families in the di ocese during this month.” He call ed attention, too, to the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31. to be celebrated by the Universal Church for the first time. The plea for intensified prayers for vocations was made by the Bishop in a letter to pastors urg ing them to include such petitions in the regular May devotions. Ac companying these letters were in dividual prayer cards—one for each person in the Diocese On one side of the card is a “Prayer for Vocations” which will Applications For Seminary Graduates of High Scho*’ who feel that they are called to serve God in His holy priest hood. and to labor in the Dio cese of Columbus should make application before May 15 through their respective pastors, for admission to the Diocesan Seminary of St. Charles, 2010 E. Broad 4t„ Columbus 9, Ohio. —————-..................... It I« Time To Make Your Easter Duty Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year Bishop Ready urged Catholics of the Columbus Diocese this week to pray to the Blessed Virgin during May for an in crease in vocations to the sacred priesthood and religious life The Bishop s request was made in letters to priests and faithful of the diocese, in which the month of May was pro claimed as a time of homage and prayer to Our Lady. In a pastoral letter to be read in 1111 all parches Sunday, Bishop Ready called for “fervent petitions to God that vocations might grow and prosper among us.” Citing the need for many priests end sisters in the diocese. Bishop Ready noted that the need grows more acute because of the rapidly increasing popu lation, the opening of new per ishes and expanded school facil ities. He declared: “We cannot meet such demands unless those young men and wom en in the Diocese, whom God has destined for His service, will read ily and reverently respond to their holy vocation in life. It falls to par ents to encourage their sons and daughters, to pastors and teachers to counsel them, and to all of us to pray that God may bring them to the fulfillment of His holy Will,” be recited by the priest and peo ple after every Mass during May. On the reverse side is a prayer to be said privately to obtain the grace in choosing the $tate of life in conformity with God’s desire. The Prayer for Vocations fob lows: Come, Holy Ghost, fill th® hearts of Thy faithful and kin dle in them th® fir® of Thy lov®. R. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created V. And Thou shalt renew th® face of th® earth. Let us pray, O God, whoa® will it is that all m®n be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, we beg Thee to send laborers into Thy harvest, that all people may know Th®o, th® only true God end Him who Thou hast s®nt, Jews Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Th®®, world without end. R. Amen. O Mary, our Queen and our Mother, in the name of Jews w® implore Thee to regard our present efforts for increased priestly and religious vocations and to grant them success. R. Amen. •o Persecution Rumors from Italy Scotched WASHINGTON (NC) The US. State Depajrtment says no Americans in Italy are denied the right to worship as they wish. The department says there appears to be “a general mis understanding” regarding the I Each applicant will be assign ed a time for interview. It is im portant that application be made without delay. Young men who are in the senior class in high school should not wait for their day of graduation to apply. For those under financial difficulties, scholarships are available arrangements for such scholarships are to be made by the pastor of the applicant, who will take up the matter directly with the Most Reverend Bishop. No young man who feels call ed to the priesthood, ar who thinks that he may have a priestly vocation although he is not of decided mind, is to be denied the full opportunity of seminary training. Nor should such a young man fail to heed the divine invitation, or show remissness in following where it may lead. He should see his pastor at once, and make appli cation for admission to St. Char les. ‘Acre of Mer cy’ Drive Opens Wednesday problems of the Church of Christ sect in Rome It adds that there is a confusion of “the question of freedom of wor ship with that of placing a sign on a building in Rome.” "Th® latter difficulty is the on* in which th* Church of Christ in Rom* he* lately been involved," the department points out. This department know* pres ently of no case in Italy where Americans ar* denied the right to worship as they wish. Ir fact, th* Church of Christ in Rome is open for worship and th* repre sentatives of that Protestant de nomination openly conduct serv 1 ices and otherwise minister to their congregations." The State Department says “it may be of interest that at present there -re in Italy 67 American mis sionaries who have entered Italy since 1948. With the exception of three, all of the American mission aries who did not leave the coun try voluntarily were permitted to remain and still are in Italy. “The ‘hurch of Christ alone has in Italy 14 American missionaries who, with the addition of ten Ital ian missionaries, minister to ap proximately 1.000 members of that denomination.’” Sister Annette, O.S.F., of Our Lady of Mercy School, Granville, helps one of th® retarded youngsters in h®r prayers to the Infant of Prague. Th® "Acr® of Mercy" drive which begins Wednesday will raise funds so that the Sisters may expand facilities at the school to enable them to care for 150 retarded children. At pres ent, facilities are limited to only 32 girl*.