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a Well* Informed Catholic Vol. V, No. 28 U.S. Needs More Catholic Scholars, NCEA Meet Told 11,500 Teachers Attend Parley Commend Integra ST, LOUIS (NC) College and university educators heard arguments here that Catholic higher education is failing to product enough scholars to have real influence on American thinking. Monsignor John Tracy Ellis, rioted Catholi? University of America historian and author, cited the “remarkablj low’ state of intellectual attainment among Catholics in this ountry in pro portion to their numbers and re sources.’ And Dr. John J. Meng, dean of admissions. Hunter College, New York City, maintained Catholic colleges and universities “are not turning out real scholars in any measure comparable to the effort being expended toward that end The two spoke o the National Catholic Educational Associa tion’s 53rd annual convention her? Mon«ianor Ellis Hiked on re actions to an article be wrote for Thought manazine last year in which he took higher educa tion to task for not producing good, sound C»thelic intellec tuals. He said reactions ‘reveal a sub stantiat agreement with the prin cipal conclusions Reporting on van* us opinions found in letters written to him. Monsignor Ellis said one of "most pronounced" points view dealt with duplication programs of g’-aduat” studv This is unfortunate he said, because make its greatest America if it is non-Catholics by people.” ‘Catholic thought can impact in interpreted to Catholic lay teachers and Some 11.500 tchnol administrator* on hand at tha convention unanimously favored inHaratinn In a reso lution, the NCeA nledoed itself to* b« ouided by "justice, char ity and prudence in giving leadershin toward the orderly Integration of Negro and white children 'n the nation's school*. ''This intearation,''said the delegates, "ha* been and can be successfully achieved." In another action at its final Bession thp organization elected Archbishop Albert G. Meyer of Milwaukee as president-general Be succeeds Archb'shon Joseph E. Ritter nf St. Louis. The next conventior. will be held in Mil waukee in Anril 1957 Another speaker. Monsignor fivivester Holbel. superintendent of the schools in the Diocese of Buffalo, N. Y.. asserted that pub lic schoo1 educators are making “honest efforts” toward finding Th ion in Schools a way to include iroia) and spir itual values in then schools Nevertheless, Monsignor Hol bel said, these educators face two great obstacles ir parental indifference and organized pro test by some groups. Monsignoi Holbei had high praise foi the “released time” re ligious education programs prac ticed in many parts of the nation. He said that although it must be understood as distinct from plans tor putting mural and spir itua’ values directly nt the pub lie schools, the “released time” idea “more closely accomplishes the objectives of the movement toward giving students these values.” Lay teachers wera paised by Bishop Bryan J. McEntegart as being the strong allies of sis ters in meeting the i posed bv soaring school enrollment. th? of of He had celled such duolica tion orave mistake," and said there were many corres pendents who agreed with his contention that it leaves none ef the Catholic colleges and universities possessing "the fa cilities for work of a high qual- Dr. Mena, who was educated at the Catholic University, asserted that “able Catholic lay intellec tuals are far too few in number.” challenge CathoHe rector of of Amer ‘false as Bishon McEntegart, the Catholic University ica. said that it is a sumption” to say lay teachers are temnnrary replacements for nuns. "Anyone who is capable of (Continued on Page 2) Xavier University Professor To Address DCCW Meeting Father Faraon Philosoph’ at Xavier Univer sity. He has lectured extensive ly throughout the Mid West. As a member of the Pontifical Institute, Lake Forest, III., ho was one of five leading Catho lic educators engaged in a study compiled by the Insti tute in Curriculum and Teach ing Development, St. Albertus Magnus Lyceum. Bishop Blesses Cornerstone Bishop Ready is pictured above as he prepares to seal the •ornerstone of the church-school building in the new St. Andrew parish before it was set in place Sunday. Pictured, left to right, •re Father Michael Nugent, pastor of St. Andrew parish Father Albert Culliton, pastor of St. Christopher parish Father George Kennedy, pastor of St. Agatha parish, and Bishop Ready. The new building is expected to be completed in August. The school, which will provide facilities for the first four grades, will open In September. The project was begun last October. o SINK Father Michael Faraon. OP, Ph D, S.T.Lr., will be guest-speaker at the Eleventh Annual Spring Conference of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The Conference, to take place Sunday. Apr. 29. 1956 at 2 in the New Philadelphia Public* High School auditorium will have “Family Life” as its theme. Father Faraon who will talk on "Th Theology of Marriage," it professor of Theology and He is Climaxing his annual Easter message. His Holiness Pope Pius XII imparts his traditional "urbi et orbi" blessing, (to the city and the world). In his message which he delivered before hundreds of thousands of persons from the central balcony of the Vatican basilica, and which was broadcast Educated at the University of Detroit Quebec, June 7, he was ganized gram. and Laval University, Father was ordained 1949 While in Chicago active in the newly or- Adult Education pro- author of a book on 0 the his the Ed- philosophy of love Titles of lectures have included “Cult, Basic of Culture in Catholic ucatior,” “The Theology of Wom an,” "Theological and Philoso phical Content of Sex,’ and “Christian State or Pagan Chaos." o---------------- Cana Conference Set In Kenton KENTON—Father Louis Putz, C.S.C., of University of Notre Dame, will direct a Cana Confer anc« Sunday. April 15. at Immac ulate Conception parish here Fa ther Putz will discuss the spirit ual, physical and moral aspects of marriage Registration is scheduled at 12:30 p. m.. followed by the first of three conferences at 1 p.m Benedictioi of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the renewal of marriage vow? will close the con ference. Invitations have been issued to pastors and interested couples from surrounding parishes Prior to her election as nation al regent of the organization in 1952, Mrs Howard had served as national vice-regent tor 13 years. She served as Ohio state regent for five years from 1934 to 1939 Other organize i o n s with which Mr*. Howard was active include the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John, the Catholic Women's League, the Board of Trustees of St. An thony Hospital and the altar so ciety of Our Lady of Victory parish. She was also a member of the board of directors of the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, In addition to her work for the Church. Mrs. Howard was an active civic leader. The first woman city clerk of Columbus, she was prominent in the activi ties of Democratic women in Co lumbus and Franklin County, and worked for manv vears in the of fice of th? Franklin County Re corder She had been president of the Columbut 16, Ohio Friday, April 13, 1956 As Hundreds of Thousands Kneel to more millions in the radio and television audience, the Pope declared that only a full and active faith can bring peace. He also warned nations against risking atomic catastrophe, which the Pontiff said, is made more terrible by the development of radio-guided missiles. Enrollments Here Gain 39% Since 1946, New School Report Shows The Diocesan School Office announced this week the distribution of a booklet commemorating a decade of pro gress in education in the Columbus Diocese embracing the school years 1945 to 1955 The booklet, entitled “Vision.” also serves as the Annual School Report of the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools The 48 page brochure reviews pictorially and statistic ally the growth of the parochial schools. This publication is dedicated to Bishop Ready, honoring the ev idenced record of progress made under his guidance. Enrollment, now at its highest peak in diocesan history, has rocketed to 20.195 in elementary schools, and 4.929 in high schools. This total represents a thkty-nine (39%) gain since the close of World War IJ Ten new grade school* and three new high school* have been opened since 1945 and 28 schools enlarged or remodeled in the last decade under a pro gram which has cost more than $8,000,000.00. These projects have added 264 classrooms to schools throughout the twenty three county Diocese. Three thousand youngsters are now enrolled in schools which did next oven exist in 1945, To cope with the increase in student population, teaching staffs have been greatly enlarg ed Ten years ago the teacher pupil ratio was higher than the Requiem Is Offered For Mrs. H. T. Howard Requiem Mass was offered Wednesday morning in Our Lady of Victory Church for Mrs. Helen T. Howard, 73, former national regent of the Daughters of Isabella Mrs Howard died Sunday at her home, 1635 Glenn Ave. Mrs. Howard, who in January of this year was honored by Pope Pius XII with' the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” medal, was associated with the Daughters of Isabella throughout most of her life. The D. of I is one of the largest charitable organizations of Catholic women in the Unit ed States Mrs. Howard advanc ed its program of charity in many communities of the Diocese. Franklin County Women’s Demo cratic Club and was a past state central Democratic committee woman from the Twelfth Ohio District Survivors include four daugh ters. Mrs. Harry Metzger, Mrs. Vincent Morrissey. Mrs. John Hardy and Mrs. Charles Sauer, all of Columbus, and two sisters. Sis ter Catherine Julia. S.N.D., who teaches at St. Joseph Academy. Columbus and Mrs Edward Da vis of Columbus Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cem etery. Pope to Address All Workingmen VATICAN CITY (NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII will address workers of th? world on May 1 in a messag? that will be radioed and tele vised. Many thousands of workers of several nations will gather on that day both in St. Peter’s Square here and in the Cathed ral Square in Milan. A giant television screen will be erect ed in the Milan square so work ers can see and hear the Holy Father. ”1 Y holic limes present ratio There were 276 faculty members, including seven lay teachers a decade pared to 810 teachers 123 lay teacher.* now. “Statistics, although authentic signposts, do demonstrate th? gains Catholic schools pointed out Father Bennett Ap plegate, diocesan schools. more than a score nf events which had an impact on every one of the 84 elementary and secondary schools.’’ ago, com including they are not alone made in since 1945”, director of Progress is mirrored in Notable was the establish menl of a Diocesan Guidance Center, under the direction of Sister Francois, S.N.D. Chil dren beset with school and home problems are helped at this clinic Other significant events high lighted in this review of an era of progress include establishment of the Federal Lunch Program in 47 schools: organization of a school lunch workshop beginning of city health services in Colum bus schools, growth of the study of music lay teacher organiza tion the advent of television, which enables viewers to see Ca tholic schools in action and the establishment of special vocation days designed tn encourage' youngsters to consider a life ded icated to God The total contribution made dining this period is best sum med up by Monsignor William Me manus in the sermon recorded in “Vision” “Thinking about the decade's achievements can lead only to the conclusion that God has been good to you In His Prov idence He gave you a Bishop ten vears ago who himself has been blessed with the particular tal ents and experience so useful in th? administration of an expand ing school system. You have the leadership o, a Rishnp whose ca pacity for appreciating big and cood ideas is surpassed only by hie willingness to respond tire lesslv to the inspirations of God s grace.” Further Monsignor Mc Manus states that in the area of community relations, the Colum bus schools might well serve as a model for other Catholic systems to imitate. University Will Reprint Rare Vatican Edition* ST. LOUIS, (NO—St. Louis University, which has been micro filming the manuscript collection of th Vatican Library in Rome has received permission to copy the library’s rare printed books. Fathe. Paul C. Reinert. S.J., uni versity president, has announced. V incentians Will Hear Dayton Priest Father Hugh Wagner as sistant director of Catholic Chanties. Dayton will be the mam speaker when the dio cesan representatives of the St Vincent de Paul Society conduct their sixth general meeting Sunday. Father Wagner will ad dress the delegates at the breakfast to be held in the Virginia Hot? following Mass in St Joseph Cathedral at in a m, Bishop Ready will be cele brant of the Mass which w ill be attended by membert nf th? 44 parish conference^ of th? Society throughout the diocese The subject of Father Wag ner's talk will be ''The Spirit of Frederick Ozan am Today." The St Vincent Ale Paul So ciety was founded in 1833 in Pari* by Ozanam and a group of young mor. for the purpose of spiritual «anctification of it* member* through the spiritual and corporal work* of mercy. Father V’agner received his Father Hugh Wagner theology degree at Mt St Man's of the West. Norwood O and was ordained in Cincinnati in August. 1949 Following a two year teaching assignment at Blessed Martin de Porres High Schoo) Cincinnati. Father Wagner entered Catholic University, Washington. DC., where he earned his S W.— Master of Social Work—in June. 1953. In addition to his duties as as sistant director of chanties in Dayton, he is also moderator of the St. Vincent de Paul Particu lar Council there and is teaching a course in Ethics at the Good Samaritan Hospital School nf Nursing To Attend Meet At Family Clinic Engaged couples through out the Columbus Diocese were invited this week to a series of marriaee conferenc es at St Ann s Family Clinic Inaugurated last year, the service is another effort on the nart of the clinic to form a well-rounded program to prn mote sound family life and assist couples to achieve the full joy of Christian living. This year's conference will open at 8 p.m Apr 19 at the clin ic at 1555 Brvden Rd The sneak ers will be Father John Kleinz. professor at the Pontifical Col lege Josephinum. and Doctors Joseph and John Gallen, both Columbus phvsicians Father KJeinz will discuss the moral as pects of wedlock and the two doc tors will talk on the medical phase of marriage The se ond program is sched tiled a w-’ek later at 8 Apr 26, Father John Wolf, professor at St Charles Seminary will talk on the spiritual side of marriage Practical aspects of married life will be .discussed by Mr and Mrs. William Ryan and Mr and Mrs. Robert Spires, all members of St. Mary’s parish Lancas ter Father Lawrence Corcoran, chaplain at St. Ann s, emphasized the fact that couples need not be formally engaged to attend the The university will make the film copies available at cost to (other libraries throughout the United States, Father Reinert said.1conferences. Approximately 125 White House Group Urges Services for All School Children The NCEA resolution noted the recommendation of the White House committee and added that the U.S Supreme Court has ruled such services may b._ supplied by us? of public funds In St. Louis when he was at tending th? convention. Monsig nor William E McManus, assist ant director of the Education De partment of the National Catho lic Welfare Conference and one of th? 34 persons on the White House comnjitte-. was what th? phra*? basic health and safety services” meant. "No explicit definition was given," Monsignor McManus said, "but the committee evi dently intended the phrase to include such items a* bus rides, school lynches, polio shots and routine health examinations." Other parts of th? report sp? cifically related to non public schools included sections on the “right and privilege of parents' to send their children to private schools and the “full freedom” of private schools to give religious instruction. Members of the committee in cluded Ralph 3unche. an un dersecretary of the United Na tions. Roy E. Larsen, president and director of Time, Inc., and past chairman. National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools: William S Paley, chair man of the board. Columbia Broadcasting System Ethel Broun, president of the National Congress of Parents and Teach ers, and Martha Shull, first vice president of the National Educa tion Association The report said that from the beginnings of the country, private and church-r elated schools "have been a very real and potent part of our national life." “It is a matter of settled con stitutional law in the United States that it is the right and Plans Laid for Marriage Forums few MfeSk Remember Your Banter Duty Price Ton Cents $3.00 Recommends Public Should Foot Expense WASHINGTON (NC) The Committee for the W hite House Conference on Education has recommended to President Eisenhower that all children, regardless of the school they attend, receive “basic health and safetv services at public expense In St. Louis. Mo., where it ended its annual convention shorth after announcement of the committee'-: report, the National Catholic Educ tional As sociation urged a resolution the enactment of legislation to give basic health and safety serv ices to both public and non-puhhc school children asked The 50.000 word report said the question of th? extent of such services and whether public school funds or other tax money should be used to pros id? them must be determined at state and local levels to reflect existing law*? and desires A Year privilege of parents io send their children to such (puvate) schools. It is a necessary curollary that private groups, religious or oth er, have a right to establish schools ot their own,” the report said Th* committee said church* related or sectarian schools hav* "full freedom" to include religious instruction in their program of studies. It also noted that “widespread discussion and strong difference of opinion” center around the ex tent to which public schools may take cognizance of religious val ues and the manner in which re ligious mstVutions may cooperate with public schools. The report said “continued study at community, state and national levels” is necessary on the question of schools’ aim to foster moral, ethical and spir itual values.” The committee said, however, that an ultimate meeting of minds on these questions would be achieved in a mood o* under standing and tolerance of differ ing convictions and that “the present era of rapid social chang es” offers special opportunities to accomplish this, The group had rhe same obser vation on the question of racial integration in schools which it said "cannot be achieved with equal speed in each community.* -------------o---------------— Communicants Packed Churches BOSTON—(NC)—Five convents which serve most nf the churchea in the Archdiocese of Boston re port that altar breads prepared for the Communion of the people during nearly a year Final plans were formulated this weak for the mar riage conference series to be held Apr. 19 and Apr. 26 at St. Ann's Family Clinic, 1555 Bryden Rd. Engaged couples or those who merely are thinking of getting married are urged to attend the conferences. Pictured above as they review the program for the meetings are, (left to right), Miss Susan Groesinger of Our Lady of Victory, parish, who along with her fiance, will attend the sessions Fath er Lawrence Corcoran, assistant director of charities and Doctors Joseph and John Gallen, two of the forum speak ers. invitations have been sent to married. All other couples, how young men and women in the dio- ever, are invited No reservation cese, who have expressed to their is necessary, and admission u pastor the intention of getting free. Holy Week of 1956 were a half-million more than ago was revealed by the Re Holy Week Committee of This stored the National Liturgical Confer ence, which called Holy Week of this year "the greatest Eu charistic event in modern times “Observations reported by priests elsewhere reflect what we know to be true locally,” Fa ther Carroll said “If other parts of the country responded as well numerically, it would mean an increase of mere than 10 million in the number of Communions during Holy Week in the U S.