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1» a Well. Informed Catholic Vol. IV, No. 34 Diplomas to Be Issued To 951 Graduates of Diocesan High Schools A total of 951 seniors will be receiving diplomas from the 23 Catholic high schools in the Columbus Diocese within the next two weeks. The schedule of graduation exercises, announced this week by Father Bennett Applegate, superintendent of diocesan schools, begins Sunday, May 29, and con cludes Tuesday. June 7. Of the to tal graduates, 520 are girls. The 10 schools of Columbus will graduate 249 boys and 301 girls, while the remaining schools in the 23-county diocese will give diplo mas to 182 boys and 219 girls. Classes range in numbers from one graduate at St Euphrasa’s School to 114 at Rosary High School. The commencement dates, num ber of graduates, and principal speakers follow. Sunday, May 29 Our Lady of Victory, Columbus, 21 graduates: 8 p. in church. Speaker, Msgr. Anthony Schlernit lauer, pastor of St. Peter's Church, Columbus. Sacred Heart, Columbus 32 grad uates 8 p. m. in church: speaker. Father John Byrne, C.PP.S. St. Mary’s Columbus: 75 gradu ates 4 p. m. in church. Speaker, The Very Rev. Aloysius Berendt, V.F., pastor of Holy Rosary Church. Steubenville. Central Catholic, Chillicothe 18 graduates 4 p. m. in St. Peter’s Church speaker, Father Robert White, principal of Notre. Dame Hi eh School, Portsmouth. Sacred Heart, Coshocton 14 graduates 8 p. m. in church speak er. Father George Ruchmann, not ary of the Diocesan Matrimonial Court Immaculate Conception. Denni son 28 graduates 7:30 m. in church speaker, Father Charles Haluska, professor at St. Charles College. Columbus. St Francis, Newark: 52 grad uates 7:30 p. m.. in the church speaker. Father Leonard Fick, pro fessor at the Pontifical College, Josephinum. Worthington. Holy Trinity, Somerset 10 grad uates 4 p. m. in church speaker, Father Patrick J. Conaty. O P., pas tor. Rosecrans, Zanesville: 69 grad Mates 8:15 p. m. in St. Thomas Church speaker. Father George A. Fulcher, assistant pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral. Tuesday, May 31 Aquinas. Columbus 111 grad uates 8 p. m. in St. Joseph Ca thedral speaker. Father Michael E. Stock, O P. professor at St. Jos eph Priory, Somerset. Wednesday, June 1 Rosary. Columbus 114 graduates 8 p. m. in church: speaker, Father Edmund Cuneo. O.S.B., dean at (Continued on Page 2) VATICAN CITY (NO Special Marian devotions will be held in many churches throughout the diocese as well as the world Tuesday, May 31. the new feast day of the Queenship of Mary, proclaim ed last October by Pope Pius XII. At the time the Pope commanded that the world be reconsecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the new feast, but the Vatican does not plan to issue any special in structions in regard to the recon aecration. Vatican officials explained that the implementation of this papal command will be left to the indi vidual Bishops throughout the world. The ordo—liturgical directions— for the celebration of the Mass and recitation of the Divine Office of the feast of Mary's Queenship has The Two Diocesan Priests Finish Doctorate Work Two diocesan priests have completed their work at Cath olic University for their doc torate degree in Canon Law. Father James Carroll, and Father Urban Wiggins com pleted dissertations this week that climaxed three years of study at Catholic University. Father Carroll’s dissertation, en titled “The Bishop s Quinquennial Report.” is an historical conspec tus of the sources of the origin of a Bishop's obligation to make a re port in Rome on the administra tion of his diocese -n regard to the spiritual and material status of his See. This ad limina visit is made every five years. Father Urban Wiggins’ disserta tion is entitled. “Property Laus of the State of Ohio Affecting the Church.” It comprises a historical synopsis of legislation enacted by both Church and State to declare and to vindicate their respective rights in property matters, and a comparative study of the canon law and the civil law of the state of Ohio regarding the acquisition, tenure and administration of Church property. Father Carroll, a native of Co lumb is. received his A.B. degree at St. Charles Seminary in 1942 and completed his studies for the priesthood at Mt. St. Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood. He was ordained by Bishop Ready on Oct. 27, 1945. Father Carroll served as assistant pastor at St. Mary’s par ish, Marion, and Holy Family par ish. Columbus. In 1950 he was as signed to duties in the Chancery office and in January, 1952 was named assistant Chancellor. He re mained in that capacity until he entered Catholic University in Jan uary. 1952. Father Wiggins, a native of Portsmouth, is also a graduate of St. Charles Seminary and was or dained by Bishop Ready in October, 1945. Since his ordination, he has served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph Cathedral and St. Mary’s parish, Marion. He also served as Diocesan Notary from August, 1949, until September. 1950. Father Wiggins entered Catholic Univer sity in October, 1952. Devotions in Many Churches Set to Honor Mary's Queenship not yet been published, it was pointed out here. Nor has the Mass of Divine Office for the feast been published yet. Consequently, there will be no formal liturgical celebration of the feast this year. It is also noted that this year May 31 falls on the Tuesday within the Octave of Pentecost. Pentecost Tuesday has its own Mass with a liturgical rank of a double of the ffrst dass and as a consequence outranks and displaces the Feast of the Queenship of Mary which has a rank of a double of the second class. In future years when the feast is outranked on May 31, it was stated the Queenship of Mary will be cele brated on the first available “fer ial day” after May 31, that is. the first day when there is no feast (Continued on Page 2) Bishop Ready will ordain nine young men to the Sacred Priesthood in ceremonies at St. Joseph Cathedral tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Members of the 1955 ordination class pic tured above, left to right, include Fathers Joseph P. Bryne, 3 OHIO 01 lUAt pti bto' wnasnw al vis oiuo NOlSIAId U3dVdS13H New Cornerstone Is Blessed Bishop Ready blessed the cornerstone for the new St. Mary Magdalene parish church in ceremonies Sundey afternoon. Pic tured during th* ceremonies ebove ar* Father Raymond Bauschard, pastor of th* perish since its establishment in 1929 Father Edward Hudacek, assistant pastor of St. Mary's church, Marion, and former assistant at St. Mary Magdalene and Bishop Ready. Present plans call for the church to be completed for th* 900-member perish in the autumn. Krause and Pagura, Columbus, ar* the general con tractors for the project. Architects ar* Remsey, Croc* and Abbot, Columbus, and structural engineer is Raymond C. Reese, Toledo. To the Reverend Clergy, Religious, end Faithful of the Diocese of Columbus. My beloved Brethren: Bishop Cites Lrgent Need for Vocations, Supporting Funds Official We are in th* midst of th* solemn novena to th* Holy Spirit. Next Sundey, the Feast of Pente.ost, commemorates th* coming and th* eternal indwelling of that same Holy Spirit in th* Church estab lished by Jesus Christ. It is th* divine assurance for us thet th* Church of Christ, th* Catholic Church, is th* work of God end not of men, and that He guides the destiny of this body of Christians towards the everlasting peace of heaven regardless of th* ravages of persecutors or the morel and intellectual confusion in society designed to mislead the children of God. Pentecost reemphasizes the eternal mission of th* Church of Christ,—ihe union of all men with God whose glory they ar* meant to share. It concerns us very much during these days of prayer to th* Holy Spirit that th* Church should have many zealous minis ters of Christ to further the Kingdom of God on earth. We fervent ly beg God to fill us with th* Holy Spirit that we may be mor* than mediocre or even nominal Catholics. At the same time, we ask that the fire of Pentecost consume the souls of our young men with a burning desire to serve God as His Priests. We are g.ateful to the Great High Priest, our Lord Jesus Christ, for rhe increased numbers and -postolic quality of the young Priests and Seminarians now serving or preparing to serve our parishes and institutions of th* Diocese. They are a joy to us all and give rich promise of the welfare of th* Church of Columbus. However, our needs ar* greater and the urgency of more vo cations grows with th* needs. As of this date there ar five par ishes which should be started immedietely. Thor* ar* new schools which should be staffed with young priests. There ar* new mission territories to be opened in the rural areas of the diocese. There is th* necessity of offering many young Priests university courses for Chancery and diocesan administrative work. These need* must be met with th* Holy Spirit's magnanimous gifts to our generous, apostolic-minded young men who seek to serve Christ in this im portant fast-growing Diocese. There is just on* more request I make of you, my dear brethren. Th* young men who ar* now preparing for the service of this Diocese will be your Priests. They will serve you. I ask you, therefore, to give generous and continued help year after year towajd the Seminary Fund for the education of our young Priest*. You can well realize that this is one of the major expenses of the Diocese. Yet, there is none more important. The Pentecost collection is one of the ways of meeting this obligetion. Make your own offerings as generous as possible and keep this worth*/ cause in your works of charity throughout the year. You will receive the co rstant prayers and blessings of all th* Priests you have aided. With my blessing and appreciation *or your solicitude towerd the burden which you share with me in this Church of Columbus, Devotedly in Christ MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus Carl Clagett, James H. Berendt and Edward McFarland, all of Columbus, and Fathers Robert Reilly of Lancaster, Wil liam Johnson of New Lexington, William Huber of Marion, Francis Schaefer of Bay Village and Robert Lemon of Quin ^dinolic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 27, 1955 Thomas Cadden To Be Ordained Deacon Tomorrow The Rev. Mr. Thomas Cadden, a subdeacon at Mt. St. Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood will be ordained a deacon by Bishop Ready during the ordination ceremonies tomorrow a! St. Joseph Cathedral. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Cadden of St Mary’s parish Chillicothe, the Rev. Mr. Cadden will return to Mt. St. Mary’s to serve as a prefect. He received his B. A. degree at St. Charles Semi nary in June, 1952 He was ordain ed a subdeacon at St. Mary s Sem inary in March, 1955. He will be ordained to the Sa cred Priesthood this summer at a date to be announced later The urgent need for more vocations and for funds to support the training of future priests was pointed out this week by Bishop Ready in a letter to all clergy, religious and faithful of the Columbus Diocese. In a letter emphasizing the im portance of the seminary collec tion to be taken up Sunday. Bishop Ready asked the faithful to make their offerings “as generous as pos sible,” and to keep this worthy cause in their works of charity throughout the year. In conjunction with Pentecost Sunday, a public novena to the Holy Spirit is being conducted in all churches and chapels of the di ocese. The Novena ends tomorrow During this period of prayer to the Holy Spirit, Bishop Ready de clared. “we fervently beg God to fill us with the Holy Spirit that we may be more than mediocre or ev en nominal Catholics. At the same time, we ask that the fire of Pen tecost consume the souls of our young men with a burning desire to serve God as His priests.” The need for more priests, the bishop continued, is underscored by the fact that they are needed to staff parishes, schools and mis sions. He added: “As of this date there are five parishes which should be started with young priests. There are new schools which should be staffed immedietely. There are new mission territories to be opened in th* rural areas of th* diocese. There is th* necessity of offer ing many young priests universi ty courses for Chancery and di ocesan administrative work. The annual collection supports students at St. Charles Seminary, (Continued on Page 2) 275 Adults To Be Confirmed Sunday Bishop Ready will confirm 275 adults in St. Joseph Cathedral Sun day at 3:00 p.m. It is traditional that the Bishop confirms on Pente cost afternoon. The sacrament of Confirmation is the “Sacrament of the Holy Spirit.” Those to be con firmed are from various parishes from throughout Franklin County where confirmations have not been held. Vigil of Pentecost Tomorrow (Saturday), the Vig il of Pentecost, is a fast day and a day of partial abstinence. Meat may be eaten only at the princi pal meal. Nine to be Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood Tomorrow Growth of Church in Diocese Reflects Nation-Wide Gains Official Bishop’s Engagements JUNE SCHEDULE Wednesday, Jun* 1st: 4:00 p. m. Saint Charles Seminary Commencement 3:00 p. m.— Saint Charles Preparetory School Graduation. Thursday, June 2nd 12:00 Noon —Meeting, Board of Regents, Pontifical College Josephin um, Columbus 3:00 p. m.— Saint Mary of the Springs Academy Graduation. Sunday, June 5th: 11:00 a. m. —Dedication and Mass, Saint Agnes Church, Columbus 3:00 p. m.—Saint Mary of the Springs College Commence ment. Tuesday, June 7th: 4:00 p. m.— Saint Joseph Academy Grad uation. Wednesday, June Sth: 10:00 a. m. Mass, Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, 50th An niversary—School of Nursing. Sunday, June 12th: 10:00 a. m. Mass and Confirmation, Saint Philip Neri Church, Mur ray City 3:00 p. m.—Confir mation, Saint Pius Chsrch, Moxahala. Monday, June 13: 6:00 p. m.— Opening of Clergy Retreat, Saint Charles Seminary. 1 Wednesday, June 15, 9:00 a. m. —Mass for deceased Bishops and Priests of Diocese, Saint Charles Seminary. Thursday, June 16th: 6:00 p. Closing of Clergy Retreat, Saint Charles Seminary. Sunday, June 19th: 11:00 a. m. Solemn Mass, coram Episcope, Saint Mary Church, Lancaster, 50th Anniversary, Lancaster Council, Knights of Columbus. 3:00 p. m.—Dedication of Wat terson High School, Columbus. Monday, June 20th: 10:00 a. m.— Sole .in Mass, coram Episcope, Holy Cross Chi rch, Columbus, Golden Jubilee of Priesthood, Father Cornelius Schneider. Sunday, June 26: 11:00 a. m.— Dedication and Mass, Saint Augustine Church, Columbus. Vocation Davs Scheduled at St. Charles Three Vocation Days, con ducted by the priests on the faculty of St. Charles Semin ary, have been arranged to give high school graduates in the entire diocese detailed in formation about seminary life. The first conference will be on Sunday. June 12. beginning with a 2 p. m. assembly at St. Charles. The program will consist of two conferences, a question and an swer session and Benediction. The other two vocation days will be on the second Sundays in July and August at the same time. There will be an opportunity to register for entrance into the sem in ary. No emphasis will be placed on registration Any interested youth should attend even though he has not made a final decision. cy, Mass. Fathers Clagett, McFarland, Reilly, Johnson, Huber, Schaefer and Lemon has just completed their theolo gical studies at Mt. St. Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood Father Byrne completed his studies at St. Vincent Semin Th* huge increase is, of course, felt chiefly in the schools of the diocese. Elementary school en rollment has grown from 17,430 to 19,105—an increase of 1,675 pupils. High school enrollment has risen to 4,857—an increase of 451 students. To help meet increased enroll ment the number of lay teachers in diocesan schools has been al most doubled. There were 82 lay teachers last year At present there are 150. In addition, more Sisters have come into the diocese to teach There were 503 teaching Sisters listed for the diocese in the 1954 directory. The new directory lists 570 teaching Sisters. Catholics in the United States. Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands now number 32.575.702. according to the new' directory. The new total represents an in crease of 927.278 over last year. There are now 32.403.332 Catholics in the 48 states and 172.370 in Alas ka and Hawaii. The new total rep resents a ten-vear increase of 8.612,031 over the 23.963.671 Cath olics reported in 1945 There are now 26 archdioceses in the United States, with a Catho He continued: "That much of the current in decency, flaunted publicly in word and action, in print and picture, in cites to public indecency and de based morals, no sane man can doubt. “Surely there is need instant, immediate, imperative need for all decent-minded citizens to bestir themselvse to action to loud and continued protest, to individual and organized effort, as well as to fer vent prayer for the cleansing of the polluted channels of so-called com mon entertainment. “It is vain to dawdle with the notion thet producers and pub lishers and purveyors will con trol their own areas of opera tion and will conform to sane requirements of common decen cy. They have had years to give us some hope that such good would com* from them. “Their business is not to con form. but to form to guide, to lead, to shape the public taste. Experience proves beyond question Ask Mary for Help In Choosing Your Vocation Price Tan Cants 3.00 A Year Population of Columbus See Is Now 128,948 The steady growth of the Church in the United States was reflected in figures contained in the Official Catholic Di rectory for 1955 released this week. The Catholic population of the Diocese of Columbus has grown from 121.360 to a record 128,948 an increase of 7,588 in the last year. There a* compared with 5,976 last year. Three new parishes have been established in the diocese since the 1954 directory was published The three include St Agnes. Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St An drew s. were 6.430 baptisms this year lic population of 15.280,263. The total number of dioceses, including the Vicariate of Alaska, is 106. with Catholic populations of 17.295,439. The 26 archdioceses reported a growth of 361.971 and the 106 di oceses 565.307. The archdioceses with Catholic populations in ex cess of one-million are Chicago, 1.856,035 Boston, 1.456.474 New York, 1,402,954 Philadelphia, 1, 282.469. Newark. 1,153.295, and De troit, 1.075,000. Brooklyn, with 1.497,598. con tinues as the largest diocese, while Pittsburgh, with 746.270, is the second largest and Buffalo is third, with 710.563. While 16 Sees reported no changes their Cath olic populations and nine reflected slight decreases, the advances in the other 107 showed substantial gains. New educational institutions in clude two diocesan and six relig ious community seminaries estab lished during 1954. The 78 dioces an seminaries report enrollments of 15,901 seminarians, an increase of 853. while the 385 novitiates and scholasticates of the religious com munities have 16.493 students, indi cating a total of 32.394 candidates for the priesthood. Th* decreasing trend in Cath olic college end university en rollments for three successive (Continued on Page 2) Bishop Raps Lethargy To Immoral Movies in Talk at K of Meeting An imperative need for decent-minded citizens to empha tically oppose debasing motion pictures, lewd reading matter I and obscene illustrations was cited Sunday by Bishop Ready in an address at the fifty-sixth annual convention of the Ohio State Council of the Knights of Columbus. Bishop Ready, speaking to ap-‘ proximately 800 delegates, mem bers and guests at a banquet high lighting the three-day meeting in '"Columbus, asserted that Catholics “know full well their strict duty of avoiding the near occasions of sin and of protecting their children from exposure to such occasions.” that their guiding influence is ever downward. and motivated principal ly by profits.” Bishop Ready declared that the matter cannot be brushed off by the “over-simplified device of cit ing half-truths as basic principles. He asserted: “We cannot declare merely that “legislation can't produce good morals” nor, as a columnist in a local newspaper, the Columbus Citizen, did recently, classify citi zens’ groups working for decency in movies as a “group of well-mean (Continued on Page 2) Diocese Purchases Land in Marion MARION A 20-acre tract of land, located at 1047 Mt. Vernon Ave., just inside the southeastern corporation line of the city, was purchased by the Diocese of Co lumbus, it was announced thia week by F’ather William Spicker man. pastor of St. Mary church. This purchase has been in pro cess for a long time in view of the rapid growth of the community. The new tract will relieve the crowded conditions in the present school and parish facilities. 4 Mi- ary, Latrobe, Pa., and Father Berendt studied at the Theolo gical College of Catholic University, Washington, D. C. Or dination will climax years of study and spiritual preparation for the young priests' work in the Diocese.