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A Good Catholic
a Well-
Informed Catholic
Vol. IV, No. 45
First English Language
Mass to Be Offered in
America on Labor Day
100.000 Expected To Attend Mass
Climaxing Greek Rite Pilgrimage
UNIONTOWN, Pa (NC) A Solemn Pontifical Mass
Will be sung in English here on September 5. Labor Day, for
what it is believed will be the first time in history.
Celebrant of the Mass will be Auxiliary Bishop Fulton J.
Sheen of New York, national director in the United States of
the Society for the Propagation of
the Faith.
The Mass will climax the 21st an
nual pilgrimage of members of the
Pittsburgh Greek Rite diocese to
the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetu
al Help at the Mount Saint Macrina
Convent of the Sisters of St. Basil
the Great.
Special permission to sing the
Mass in English was granted by
the Sacred Congregation for the
Oriental Church, in a decree dated
July 14 and signed by His Emi
nence Eugene Cardinal Tisserant,
secretary of the congregation.
Both the celebrant and the
choir will sing the Mass in Eng
lish, but according to tho Byzan-
Work Begins
On Convent
In Zanesville
The awarding of three con
tracts this week paved the
way for the construction of a
new $160,000 convent in Zan
The home for the Sisters of
St. Francis of Christian Charity
who are assigned to St. Nicholas
parish will be constructed by O. J.
Paul of Zanesville. The Paul firm
had submitted the low bid for the
general contract.
Contracts also were awarded to
the Lawrence Electrical Co., and
the Bohn and Kern Plumbing and
Heating Co. both Zanesville firms.
In announcing the contract
awards, Father lanus Dury, pastor
of St. Nicholas, said construction
would begin immediately. The pro
ject is expected to take a year.
Designed by Columbus archi
tects Emerick and McGee the
"U" shaped building will con
tain a chapel, two guest rooms,
dining hall, kitchen, four com
bination parlor and music rooms,
and 30 small bedrooms and ba'hs.
The structure, to be built on
a hillside will vary from one to
three stories, all three of which
can be entered from the ground
level. It will feature vinyl-asbestos
tile floors, plastered walls, and a
chapel with a marble altar. The
chapel will have walls of exposed
brick and wood paneling, and will
have an acoustic ceiling.
The convent will be built in the
000 block on E. Main St., adjac
ent to the present home of the sis
The old convent, which was
originally used as the St. Nich
olas grade school, was built more
than 85 years ago. It will be razed
after the completion of the new
building. Father Dury paid.
The new building will be the
home for 18 sisters who are on the
teaching staffs of Rosecrans High
School and St. Nicholas Grade
Giant Market
tine rite and not the Latin rite.
Only the consecration of the
Mass and several ,doxoiogies will
be given in the original Old
Bishop Sheen is learning suffi
cient Old Slavonic to be able to
sing the doxologies and to pro
nounce the consecration in that an
cient language. The Bishop will al
so wear oriental vestments and the
traditional Byzantine crown.
The Mass will be offered for the
conversion of Russia. Bishop Sheen
will also preach during the Mass.
An estimated 100,000 pilgrims
from western Pennsylvania and
many other states are expected
here on Labor Day, the final day of
the pilgrimage which begins on Au
gust 28.
Bishop Nicholas T. Elko, Apostol
ic Administrator of the Greek Rite
Pittsburgh diocese, will pontificate
at the Old Slavonic Mass. The Bish
op will also preside at the English
language Mass.
It will be beamed behind the
Iron Curtain by the Voice of Amer
ica and Radio Free Europe.
Clergy Are Barred
From Burial Rites
Of Crash Victims
TEL AVIV, Israel (Radio.
NC) Catholic priests and
Protestant ministers attended
the mass burial here of the 58
victims of the Bulgarian plane
crash, but they were not allow
ed to officiate.
Only, a Jewish service was per
mitted to be performed over the
unidentified remains of the vic
tims. whose plane was shot down
by Bulgarian fighter planes.
Catholic authorities had re
quested permission to participate
in the burial ceremony, but fail
ed to pet authorization from the
Israeli government.
However, when the bodies ar
rived at the airport here after hav
ing been flown in three planes
from Sofia, the Bulgarian capital,
via Istanbul, Father Louis Stellagi,
parish priest of Jaffa and Tel Aviv,
imparted a final absolution private
ly. The rite had been arranged by
the Franch embassy in Tel Aviv,
and was conducted in the presence
of government officials.
Earlier. Osservatore Romano,
Vatican City newspaper, had sharp
ly criticized “suggestions” contain
ed in reports from Israel that ti^e
58 victims of the Bulgarian plane
crash be buried in a common grave
without any religious ceremonies.
Specific reason for Osservatore’s
indignation was the suggestion to
omit religious burial rites.
Such a suggestion, it said, could
only have come from one “who
thinks tha't the absence of any com
mon religion is equal to having no
religion at all.”
21,084,222 Subscribe
To 570 Catholic Papers
NEW YORK (NC) Publishers of Catholic newspap
ers and magazines stepped up the tempo of their campaign to
secure more national advertising with an impressive collection
of facts on the size and sales potential existing in the “Catho
lic market” in the United States.
The presentation, distributed to more than 6,250 selected
advertisers and advertising agen
cies. appears in the 1955-58 issue
of the Catholic Press Directory,
now released.
The presentation dramatizes sev
eral aspects of the Catholic market,
which it terms the nation's “larg
est specialized market.” The high
er birth rate among Catholic fami
lies is the pivot for several of thre
illustrations in the presentation.
The 1955-56 issue of the Cath
olic Press Directory reports a
record high of 21,084,222 sub
scribers to 570 Catholic publica
tions in the United States, an In
crease of 13 oublications and
382,810 subscribers during the
past year. Thirty-four Canadian
publications report a circulation
of 1,049,660.
Using figures compiled by the
Official Catholic Directory, the il
lustrations show that the Catholic
population is growing at a rate
more than double that of the na
tional population. The size of Cath
olic families, conservatively esti
mated to be a full one-person larg­
er than the national family aver
age, is reflected in proportionately
larger expenditures by Catholics in
many consumer product lines, in
cluding food, drugs, furnishings,
clothing and other merchandise.
Food advertisers are singled out
in a presentation showing that the
eating habits of Catholics are regu
lated by Church law on 95 days of
each year. It emphasizes that great
er quantities of fruit, fruit juices,
fish, spaghetti and other special
foods are purchased by Catholics
as a result.
In another presentation, the huge
size of the Catholic institutional
market, estimated to be a “billion
dollar annual market”, is portray
ed. This is directed to organizations
providing equipment, services and
supplies to the thousands of Catho
lic schools, churches, hospitals, or
phanages and other institutions.
Commenting on the facts disclos
ed by the Press Directory. Charles
J. McNeill, president of the Cath
(Continued on Page 2)
The new church will be con
structed on top of a basement
built in 1948, when the Glenmary
Fathers from Glendale, O., admin
istered the parish as a mission.
C. A. Yeager and Co. of Ports
mouth ha* been awarded the gen
eral contract for th* project, Fa
ther Graf said. Designed by Co
lumbus architect A. F. Tynan,
In his interpretation of the
Supreme Court ruling, Monsig
nor Ryan said "if a teacher in a
public school or stat* university
were to present argument* which
could be construed as defending
religion, he could be stopped by
legal means but if a person were
to teach atheism or make attacks
on religion, there was no legal
way to stop him."
Monsignor Ryan called the ruling
“something new in American law,
and something which the people
should carefully consider.” The
“only solution” to the problem of
The sum pledged thus far ex
ceeds by $25,570 the minimum
amount needed to begin construc
tion of the 13-classroom school.
The brick, concrete and stone
building will be constructed on a
20-acre site at W. Church and
Twenty-Third Sts.
The over-all goal of th* cam
paign is for a debt-free Catholic
high school which will cost in
excess of $700,000. Early re­
ports from th* Business and
Friends Committee have been
very encouraging, the two pas
tors noted. Solicitations will con-
tinue for several more weeks.
The drive jumped off to an
auspicious start with the advance
contribution of $235,000 solicited
by the Memorial Gifts Committee
under the chairmanship of Philip
Young and Arthur Wilson. Parish
chairmen are Matthew Matesich of
St. Francis de Sales parish and An
ton Mathy of Blessed Sacrament
The two-story school of modern
architecture will accommodate 450
COt,''M3US 10 OHIO
Educator Asserts...
Monsignor Ryan was one of
three panelists who discussed re
ligion in the public schools before
some 100 teachers at a session of
Miami University’s summer school
here. The other panelists were
Rev. B. Bruce Whittemore, execu
tive secretary of the Council of
Churches of Greater Cincinnati
(Protestant) and Rabbi Sylvan D.
Schwartzman, professor of Jewish
religious education at Hebrew Un
ion College, Cincinnati.
Included in the plant will be a
library, medical clinic, administra
tion offices, chemistry and physics
laboratory, home economics depart
ment, commercial and business de
partment, cafeteria, auditorium
gymnasium and a chapel.
The faculty for the co-education
al school will be composed of Do
minican Sisters from St. Mary of
the Springs, Columbus, and lay
teachers with specialized training
in fine arts, household arts and
physical education.
St. Francis de Sales High School,
Church to Be Erected in West1 Portsmouth
Th* architect's drawing of th* new Our Lady of Sorrows church
pictured above. Construction on th* project will begin next week,
strutted by th* contractor, according to Father John Graf, pastor,
will complete th* work in order to save money.
Construction of a new stone
church for the six-year-old
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in
West Portsmouth will get un
derway next week, Father
John Graf, pastor, announced
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 12,1955
th* church, which will seat 225
persons, will heve a multi-pur
pose room, and will have con
crete block wall* and cement
floor*. It will be completed by
next Easter.
Since the parish was establish
ed by Bishop Ready, Oct. 16, 1949,
Mass has been offered in the base
ment chapel. Eventually, the base
ment will become an auditorium,
and Mso will have three or four
rooms suitable for social affairs.
Only the bere essential* will
be constructed by th* contractor,
Father Graf said. The pastor and
his parishioners will complete
th* work in order to save money.
McCollum Case Allows Attack
On Religion But No Defense
OXFORD, O. The U. S. Supreme Court decision in the McCollum case, which held
it was unconstitutional to teach religion in public schools on public school time, “prevents
public money from being used to defend religion, but not from attacking it,” Monsignor
Carl J. Ryan, superintendent of schools in the Cincinnati archdiocese, declared here.
religious education in publie
schools “in a religiously pluralistic
society” is for children to “have
their religion taught them by a
member of their faith as a part
of the regular public school pro
gram,” Monsignor Ryan said.
But he immediately added that
“this is not possible at the present
time for two reasons the law
won’t permit it, and neither will
public opinion.”
“But who can rule out the possi
bility,”he went on, “that in anoth
er 25 to 50 years both the law and
public opinion may make such a
program possible?”
With that possibility in mind, the
American people ought to “consid
er seriously at least three ques
tions which are at the heart of this
problem,” Monsignor Ryan said.
The three questions are:
1. “Can we maintain indefinitely
our democratic society when the
school system which educates al
most 90 per cent of our youth is
forbidden to teach the moral basis
$425,570 Subscribed to Date
For New Newark High School
NEWARK Subscriptions to the Newark Catholic High
School Building Fund Campaign have increased to $425,570,
Fatner Edward McGinty and Father Richard Grosser, pastors
of St. Francis de Sales and Blessed Sacrament parishes, an
nounced this week.
in operation for more than 30
years, has become too small to han
dle the rapidly increasing stqdent
Assisting the parish chairmen in
the drive are John R. Bringardner,
Ray Hogan, Philip Young, Thomas
Dolan, Gene Egan, James Winters,
Earl Fatzinger, James King, Leo
Lukasko and James Cullinan.
■s,-== iolic Times.
to be built in West Portsmouth is
Only th* essential* will be con
Father Graf and hit parishioners
An example of this unique mon
ey-saving plan is furnished by the
parish’s 12-room rectory, to be oc
cupied in about two weeks Father
Graf and his parishioners com
pletely rebuilt the home which
stands adjacent to the church.
Walls were re-plastered, plumb
ing and heating renovated, and par
titions were moved. The new rec
tory has' three offices, four bed
rooms, living room, dining room,
kitchen, breakfast, utility room.
It is estimated that this project,
which cost the parish approximate
ly $8500, would have approached
$25,000 if done commercially, Fa
ther Graf said.
on which our democracy rests?”
2 “Does separation of church
and state necessarily mean that we
cannot have religion what you
might call sectarian religion—
taught in the public schools?”
3. “What are the full implica
tions of the McCollum case?” “Un
acceptable solutions,” according to
Monsignor Ryan, are:
1. A program of moral and spir
itual values based on purely human
grounds, as proposed by the Educa
tional Policies Commission of tho
National Education Association.
2. Any attempt to present relig
ion reduced to its lowest common
denominator, so that it will be ac
ceptable to all.
3. The attempt to teach about re
ligion, but not to teach religion.
“This would be to consider religion
as another academic subject,” Mon
signor Ryan said, “and as such it
would not influence conduct, and
could be used almost as effectively
against religion as for it.”
Last Vocation Day
To Take Place at
Seminary Sunday
The last of three summer “Voca
tion Days” will be held this Sun
day at St. Charles Seminary begin
ning with registration at 2 p. m.
The program is designed for
graduates of diocesan high schools
who have decided to enter the sem
inary or who are in the process of
making a decision on a religious
Members of the seminary facul
ty will conduct two conferences
and answer any questions on sem
inary life. N formal registration
is necessary. The program will
close at 5 p. m. following Benedic
The stone superstructure of the Great National
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washing
ton, D. C., is rising skyward (right photo). The
In making the announcement
Bishop Ready said: "In th* name
of th* whole Diocese I express
to the PIME Father* the assur
ance of fervent prayer* for con
tinued progress in their wonder
ful mission work. Generous ben
efactors have enabled th* Dio
cese to provide this magnificent
sit* for th* missionaries' new
Seminary and Novitiate. Certain
ly the Society will prosper her*
under God's favor and th* aid
of its devoted friend* in the Unit
ed States. I express a word of
deep gratitude to Father Luigi
Risso, the Superior General of
8 Girls Reach
Milestones in
Religious Life
Two Columbus girls will
take their perpetual vows as
Sisters of St. Francis of Pen
ance and Christian Charity, in
ceremonies scheduled Aug. 18
in the mother house at Stella
Niagara. N.Y. They are among
eight Columbus girls who will
reach important milestones in the
religious life this month.
The perpetual vows of poverty,
chastity, and obedience will be
pronounced by Sister M. Louis
(Nancy Fahey), daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Fahey, and
Sister M. Shiela (Jean Wilhelm),
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mich
ael Wilhelm. Both are graduate*
of Holy Rosary High School, end
both families ar* members of
Holy Rosary Parish.
In addition three novices from
Columbus will take their tempor
ary vows for one year in the
same community. They are Sister
M. Helena (Mary Doone) daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doone of
Immaculate Conception Parish
Sister Marie Therese (Victoria Dix
on), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will
iam Dixon of Holy Spirit Parish:
and Sister Mary Brian (Regina
Daugherty), daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Daugherty of
Holy Rosary Parish. Sister M. Hel
ena and Sister Marie Therese are
graduates of Sacred Heart High
School, and Sister Mary Brian is a
graduate of Holy Rosary High
Meanwhile three Columbus
girls receiver’ habits of the Sis
ter* of the Holy Cross in recep
tion ceremonies held at th* Or
der's motherhouse in Notre
Dame, Ind., Aug. 5.
Bishop Leo A. Pursley. D.D.,
Apostolic Administrator of the
Diocese of £ort Wayne, bestowed
the habit on Sister Marie Daniel
(Pamela Bush), a graduate of St.
Joseph Academy and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bush of St.
Catharine parish Sister Mary
James Lucia (Barbara McEneany)
a graduate of Rosary High School
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James McEneany of St. John the
Evangelist parish, and Sister Mary
John Anne (Judith McAndrews), a
graduate of St. Joseph Academy
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
McAndrews of St. Aloysius parish.
A total of 44 young ladies re
ceived the habit of the Order in
the Solemn rites.
1920 National Shrine To Mary Immaculate 1955
cornerstone of the magnificent edifice was laid by
the late Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore (left
photo) on September 23, 1920, assisted by the late
PIME Fathers to Build
First Seminary in U. S.
On Site Near Hebron
One of the Church’s outstanding mission societies will build its first Seminary in
America on a five hundred acre plot made available by the Diocese of Columbus near Hebron,
Ohio. Bishop Ready announced the gift to the Missionaries of Saints Peter and Paul, famil
iarly known throughout the mission world as the “PIME Fathers.” Hebron is 30 miles east
of Columbus, in the heart of the rich farm land of Lacking County.
(PIME is from the abbreviation
of Pontificio Institute Mission! Es
teri Pontifical Institute of For
eign Missions.)
the Fathers, for establishing in
the Diocese of Columbus the
first Seminary of th* Society in
th* United States."
The Missionaries of Saints Peter
and Paul, according to the Rever
end Nicholas Maestrini. Provincial
Superior, will begin the work of
establishing the new Seminary and
Novitiate for aspirants to the
Priesthood and Brotherhood, on the
Feast of the Assumption. Present
plans call for a complete Seminary
building with a chapel and other
facilities to accommodate a hun
dred, including faculty members.
After a recent survey by the archi
tect employed to plan the build
ings Father Maestrini said the
Chapel would stand in the wooded
area on the gently rising promon
tory overlooking the rolling farm
The Reverend Charles Sala,
I.M.E.. presently Pastor of Saint
John the Baptist’s Church Colum
bus. has been assigned as the rep
resentative of the Society to organ
ize the new building project. He
will be assisted by two priests and
two brothers of the Society The
property presently has several com
modious farm houses and other
buildings which will be used until
the new Seminary is ready
Th* Missionaries of Saints Pe­
Sister Mary’ Colette will pro
nounce the vows of poverty, chast
ity and obedience in ceremonies
scheduled at 10 a. m. in Villa
Maria, the community's mother
house in Erie. Pa.
Sister Colette, the first candi
date for the proposed Columbus
foundation, is th* former Mary
Margaret Van Hoose of St.
Mary Magdalene parish. She is a
graduate of Holy Family High
Her parents. Mr and Mrs
Claude Van Hoose of 647 S. Roys
Ave., and Father Raymond Baus
chard, pastor of St. Mary Magda
lene Church, will attend the cere
Afterward. Sister Colette will
return for a week s visit at the
home of her parents. Her first
assignment will be as director of
a kindergarten, operated by the
Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, Pa.
Next August, two mor* candi
dates from Columbus will take
their first vows. They er* Mis*
Eloise Graham, a graduate of
Sacred Heart School, the daugh
ter of Mrs. Mary Graham of
Cleveland,and Miss Betty Stamm,
a graduate of Rosary High School,
daughter of Mrs. Alfred Byer*
of Cathedral parish. Mi** Graham
has chosen th* religious name.
Sister Mary Estelle Miss Stamm
has chosen the name, Sister Mary
The three sisters from Colum
bus, in addition to several other
members of the community, will
come to Columbus next fall to
establish the motherhouse. They
will come at the invitation of
Bishop Ready, who three years
ago asked that the community
establish a foundation in the Co
lumbus Diocese.
Most Powerful Weapon
In Battle for Peace
Is Prayer
Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year
ter and Paul have had a remark
able growth since th* society's
foundation in Milan, Italy, in
1850. Two year* later another
house of th* Society we* form
ed in Rome, answering th* ap
peal of Pop* Pius IX who wished
Italy Io ba continually blessed
by sending new recruits to the
far flung mission enterprise* of
th* Church.
Less than two years after its be
ginning, PIME Missionaries went
out to the Solomon Islands Three
years later the Society recorded
its first martyr in the heroic death
of Father John Mazzuconi.
The new mission society flourish
ed. In the century of its existence
it founded missions in’India, Afri
ca. China, Japan, equatorial Brazil
and the South Sea Islands. Among
its 515 Priests it numbers 17 Bish
ops various parts of the world.
One of these Bishops, the Most
Reverend Lawrence Bianchi, re
cently visited Columbus. After two
years of imprisonment in China he
returned to his important See of
Hong Kong to take up the work of
aiding refugees and the persecuted
of the Red regime.
There are presently 80 professed
Brothers and 600 Seminarians in
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Columbus Girl Professes Vows
As Sister of St. Joseph in Erie
The establishment of a Motherhouse in the Columbus
Diocese for the Sisters of St. Joseph will move a step closer
tn fulfillment .Wednesday, when a Columbus girl takes her
first vows as a member of that community.
The Sisters of St. Joseph, who
have foundations in 21 archdio
ceses of the United States, were
founded at Lepuy, France, Oct.
15. 1650. They came to the United
States in 1836.
Th* community taught at Holy
Family end St. Dominic School*
in Columbus from 1877 to 1914,
but mounting duties in Mt. Gall
itzin, Baden, Pa., forced them to
give up their work her*. In 1953,
however, three Sister* from th*
order returned to th* dioce** and
er* now teaching at St. Joseph's,
The motherhouses of the Sisters
of St. Joseph are limited to a
diocese, each representing an in
dependent foundation under the
bishop of that jurisdiction.
Thus, when a young woman en
ters the convent of the proposed
Columbus foundation, she will re
main within the Columbus Dio
cese to perform her apostolie
This work can be in a number
of fields. The Sisters of St. Joseph
teach in parish schools, conduct
a missionary program for Catholic
youth in rural areas or in public
schools, assist in diocesan charity
bureaus, operate homes for chil
dren, day nurseries, training
schools for boys, homes for the
aged, and houses for convales
The order is interested in con
sidering additional applications
from young women who desire to
return to this diocese as teachers,
nurses, or social workers. Infor
mation may be secured by writing
to Mother Superior, Sisters of
St. Joseph. Villa Maria. Erie, Pa.
Cardinal William O'Connell of Boston. Center
photo shows artist's conception of the shrine. (NC

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