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A Good Catholic
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
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,
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.
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
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
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)
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
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
Vatican officials explained that
the implementation of this papal
command will be left to the indi
vidual Bishops throughout the
The ordo—liturgical directions—
for the celebration of the Mass and
recitation of the Divine Office of
the feast of Mary's Queenship has
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
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,
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, June 7th: 4:00 p. m.—
Saint Joseph Academy Grad
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,
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
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
“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
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
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.
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.

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