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Is a Well- Informed Catholic Vol. V, No. 32 Eden Regrets Publicity On Jailed Red Foes By John A. Greave* (Radio, N.C.W.C. Naw* Service) LONDON British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden expressed regret at the publication of a list of Catholic and other anti-communist leaders imprisoned by communist governments in Eastern Eurepe by the influential news paper, The Manchester Guardian. He denied government responsibility for the list itself or its publication. He said that i------------------------------------------* “if one wants to get results it is better to treat things in a differ ent way.” The list was said by the Man chester newspaper to have been given to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Communist Party leader Nikita Khrushchev by Sir Anthony during the Russians’ state visit to Great Britain last Eianth. According to tho newspaper a first list had boon drawn up by the Foreign Office which in cluded the names of 20 Bulgar ians, 27 Czechs, 61 Hungarians, 37 Poles and 49 Romanians. Yhls list, the newspaper said, was revised, as certain of the listed people had been release Sacred Heart Program On Columbus’ TV Father Murphy, S. J. Weekly telecasts of the pop lar Sacred Heart Program have begun over Station WTVN-TV (Channel 6) every Sunday at 50:15 a.m. Within the past ten months this devotional 15 min ete film has built up a re men ckous viewing audience from •oasMo-coast. Since the time It donated by WTVN as a spe- •fal public service, viewers are •eked to seize this opportunity for Catholic Action by sending a note or letter of appreciation the management of the sta tion. Father Eugene P. Murphy, S.J., is director of the program. Bishop Gorman, Admiral Burke Speak To Grads NOTRE DAME, Ind. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas Fort Worth will preach the bacca laureate sermon on June 3 at the University of Notre Dame’s 111th annual commencement. Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, chief of naval operations, will give the commencement address on the same day. Both will re ceive honorary degrees. About 1,060 graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees will be awarded. Among those due to receive honorary degrees are Secretary of the Treasury George M. Hum phrey, Frank M. Folsom, presi dent of the Radio Corporation of America, and Dr. Philip E. Mos ely, professor on international re lations, Columbia University. Celebrant of the outdoor Mass at which Bishop Gorman will speak is to be Bishop Leo A. Purs ley, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Fort Wayne, Ind. -----------------o----------------- Catholic Woman Named D.A.V. Mother of Year ST. PAUL—A parishioner of St. Pascal Bayion Catholic Char.-h here has been named D.A.V. Mother of the year, according to an announcement by national headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans. She is Mrs. Pearl M. Kalland, wife of a World War I disabled veteran. Foreign Speech Confessions Set Father Francis Riehl, pas tor of St. Ladislaus Church, this week announced the fol lowing confession schedule for those people who do not speak or understand the English lan guage: Hungarian Confessions May 11th—3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Slavic Confessions May 25th—3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Italian and French Confes sions May 18th—3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Devotions and foreign lan guage sermon at 7:30 pjn. on each confession day. from jails by their govern ments. Among the Catholic leaders in the list published in the news paper were seven Czechoslovaks including Archbishop Joseph Be ran of Prague and his secretary, Monsignor John BoukaL The newspaper said that many other prominent Catholic church men were named in the various countries but it did nut give the details. The story causad a sensation hara as it was tha first indica tion that Prime Minister Eden had moved to keep his earlier promises on the matter of re ligious victims. However, the Foreign Office declined any comment, obviously taking the lead of tho Prime Minister who ec'lier had requested Parlia ment not to press him on the matter, thereby suggesting that something was being done un der a diplomatic cloak. Clergy Must Realize Own Need of God Archbishop O’Hara Reminds Priests At Consecration HARRISBURG, Pa.—To be in any measure fitted for the work of the priesthood, a man must have a deep sense of his own unworthiness and his complete dependence upon God. This was the theme of the ser mon by Archbishop John F. O’Hara, C.S.C., of Philadelphia at the consecration here of the Most Rev. Lawrence F. Schott as Titu lar Bishop of Eluza and Auxiliary Bishop of Harrisburg, Pa. Bishop George L. Leech of Har risburg was the Consecrator of the new bishop. Co-Consecrators were Bishops Michael J. Ready of Columbus and James A. McNulty of Paterson. Bishop-elect Schott, who will be 49 in July, was consecrated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Bishop George L. Leech of Harrisburg. Four archbishops, 23 bishops, an archabbot and two abbots at tended the ceremony which was televised in its entirety by a local station. Bishop Schott, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mt. Carmel, Pa., was ordained on June 15, 1935. He was named a domestic prelate, with the title of Right Reverend Monsignor, on November 18, 1952. In his sermon, the Archbishop of Philadelphia stressed the de pendence the bishop and the priest must have on God. “It is not enough that his (priest’s) strength for the harvest be from God he must know and recognize and meditate ou Ous fact in or der to keep an even keel between the crests of elation and the trough of depression to which human nature is pronfe,” the pre late declared. Dealing with the responsibili ties of the man doing God's work, Archbishop O’Hara said it is his duty “to give spiritual life to his children through the sacrament of Baptism, to nourish them with the Bread of Life, to cure them of their infirmities through abso lution and Holy Anointing, to bless them ano pray for them. “The bishop feeds the sheep as well as the lambs. He protects faith and morals, he strengthens the faithful through Confirma tion, he provides for works of mercy and instruction, he sends forth laborers into the harvest.” o----------------- Family Theater Honors Armed Forces Week HOLLYWOOD—(NC)~A spe cial broadcast calling attention to Armed Forces Week, May 13 to 19, will be presented by /amilv Theater on its next radio broad cast, May 16, over the Mutual network (WTVN carries th$ pro gran in Columbus. Entitled “Song for a Long Road,” the broadcast will drama tize an episode in the life of Joyce Kilmer, poet and patriat. MacDonald Carey will star as Mr. Kilmer. The program will be heard from 9.30 to 10 p. m. EDT and from 8:30 to 9 p.m., PDT, according to a spokesman. The Family Theater was found ed and is produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Its motto is: “The Family That Prays To gether, Stays Together. ^3P*P£H a IQ Bishop Hettinger Confers Orders At Josephinum Bishop Hettinger will confer the Subdiaconate upon 22 semin arians at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Josephinum. Twenty-eight other seminarians will receive minor orders at the same time and two will be grant ed First Tonsure. The 52 seminarians represent 31 dioceses across the United States. None are from the Colum bus Diocese. The Apostolic Delegate, the Most Rev. Amleto G. Cigognani, D.D., J.U.D. will be at the Pontifi cal College, Worthington, on May 26 to ordain candidates into the priesthood. -----------------o----------------- When In Rome... “Romans weren’t built in a day.” No, that isn’t a typographical error. It’s just the way Monsig nor Irving A. Deplane illustrates another problem in family living, on the Editorial Page of the Catholic Times this week. Monsignor DeBlanc, who ap pears in the Times for the first time, is director of the Family Life Bureau of the National Cath olic Welfare Conference. His columns, unlike the “Dear John” letters often seen in the secular newspapers, are guides to daily living Catholic doctrine. So why not turn to Page 4 and see why “Romans weren’t built in a day”? -------------o Bishop Confers Dominican Habit On 21 Postulants Five young women from the Co lumbus diocese were among 21 postulants receiving the Domin ican habit from Bishop Ready in ceremonies conducted yesterday at St. Mary of the Springs. The Very Reverend Philip Mul hern, O.P., is preaching the re ception retreat. Th* diocesan postulants, with religious names are: Helen Groom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Groom, St. Leo par ish, Sister Mari* Gregory Ter es* Schilder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Schilder, St. Mary parish, Chillicothe, Sis ter Cecilia Marie Ruth Caspar, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Georg* Caspar, Immaculate Conception parish, Sister George Marie Judy Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Eugene Gor don, St. Leo parish, Sister Mary Carla and Carolyn Thurn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Thurn, St. Mary parish, Sister Mary Susan. Other postulants were Mary Naughton, Pittsburgh, Pa. Car roll Grimes, Flushing, N.Y. Mar tina Grady, Milford. Mass. Bar bara Brennan, Shelton, Conn. Joan Carpenter, Hamden, Conn. Anne Rutledge, Pittsburgh, Pa. Frances Charley, Wilmerding, Pa. Elizabeth Mersch, Washing ton, D. C. Patricia Orris, Braddock Pa. Nancy Ciamacco, Toronto, O. Winifred Watson, Brooklyn, N.Y. Genevieve Charlesville, New York, N.Y. Elaine Franks, Miami Fla. Mary Geelan, New Haven, Conn Joan Campbell, Pitts burgh, Pa., and Mercedes Rod gers, Braddock, Pa. Congregational Singing Urged By Composer The gentleman who sets down at the organ regularly at St. Mary’s Church in Ports mouth not only plays good music he also composes it. Th* latest contribution to th* musical world by 55-year old Charles Schirrmann, a con vert, is "Psalm 150" which Is about to roll off the presses of the J. Fischer and Bro*, pub lishing house in New York City. The anthem providing the mu sic for the 150th Psalm is writ ten for soprano, alto and bass vocal parts, with organ accom paniment. For Mr. Schirrmann, the publi cation of a composition is not at all new He wrote the new Marine Corps hymn, “Heaven’s Scenes,” which was played at the dedica tion of the new Marine Corps statue in Washington in 1954. and he also is the composer of several snappy tunes, including an Elks march, as well as three unpublished Masses. Mr. Schirrmann'* "Mass In Honor of St. Joseph" and "Mas* i Honor of St. Charles" have been widely used In churches in the Portsmouth area. Both are fully approved for the Co lumbus Diocese by Father Thomas Gallen, diocesan direc tor of Music. He also ha* writ ten "Laetentur Caele," which I has been sung at Midnight Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 11,1956 KC Councils Iry lo lop Million Mark Five councils of the Knights of Columbus have announced plans for a joint drive to enlist the one mill ionth member of their organ ization. The local drive, conducted by the five Columbus councils of the Knights of Columbus is part of a nationwide concerted effort to raise the total membership of the fraternal organization to one million, by May 20. Grand Knight Joseph Reis, of Santa Maria Council 2898, 2596Va W. Broad St., is gen eral chairman of the joint com mittee which is formulating plans for the drive. The representatives from the other Councils are: Grand Knights, John Quint, Rosary Council 4180 Tri-village William Downey, Assumption Council 3727, northside George Arnold, Council 400, central: and David McNerney, Marian Council 3864 on the eastside. District Deputy Paul J. Lynch announced that the combined membership of these councils is more than two thousand. All practical Catholic men, 18 or older, ar* eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus and all prospective members of th* order should coptact th* Grand Knight of their area council. The First Degree will be given at. 8:30 p. m. Thursday, May 17, at 8:30 p. m. in the Santa Maria Council on the Hilltop. The sec ond degree will be given at 8:30 p.m., May 18, in the same council. Sunday, May 20th, all Knights of Columbus and their candi dates will meet at 9:30 a. m. in Council 400 at Sixth and Oak streets, and march to Holy Cross Church for Mass and Holy Communion. After Mass a breakfast will be served at the Seneca Hotel. Im mediately following the breakfast the Third Degree will be con ferred on the new members at the Council 400 home. A dinner-social to celebrate the conclusion of the membership drive will be served at 7 p. m. in the Seneca Hot61. Deputy Grand Knight Thomas D. O’Brien of Santa Maria Coun cil is in charge of the breakfast and dinner arrangements. -----------------o----------------- Religious Order To Direct Basilica ROME—(NC)—An agreement giving the Redemptorist Fathers “direction and care of the serv ice” of the patriarchel basilica of St. Mary Major here has es tablished a unique arrangement among the administrations of this city’s major churches. As its name implies, St. Mary Major is the most important of the many churches of the world built to give particular homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Of the four major basilicas here—St. John Lateran, St. Peter, St. Mary Major and St. Paul— only one other until this time has been entrusted to a religious order. St. Paul Outside the Walls and the adjacent monastery have been directed by the Cassinese I Benedictines for many centuries. ..holic Times Accuses Reds of Terrorism &' 4 Msgr. Bela Varga, Hungarian political refugee, talk* with Dr. Sander Nyirjesky before testifying before the Senate Internet Security Subcommittee during a probe of pressures against foreign nationals in the U.S. Msgr. Varga chargod that Hungary's Legation in Washington committed "Acts of Terrorism" against Iron Cur tain refugees in Americe. Nyirjesky also was a witness before the Senate group. Reunion of Russian Orthodox With Church Believed Near WASHINGTON (NC) Re union of tens of millions of Or thodox Catholics in Russia with the Roman Catholic Church may be closer than most people real ize. This was emphasized by Father Feodor Wilcock, English Jesuit Priest, who is director of the Russian Center at Fordham Uni versity and a leading expert on Soviet Russia. He said that the principal but not irreconcilable obstacle to reunion was that the Orthodox still refuse to acknowl edge the spiritual supremacy of the Pope. American Catholics, in par ticular, Fr. Wilcock explained, should know that the Orthodox Catholics of 4lussia have the apostolic succession of their hierarchy and priests, valid sacraments and rites that are derived from the Byzantine Rite in the Roman Catholic Church. Only a few minor the ological differences exist, he added, and these could be quickly resolved. To expedite reunion, he pre dicted, the Roman Catholic Church would not ask the Ortho dox to follow the Roman Rite, with which Orthodox Catholics, are unfamiliar. The Orthodox would retain all of their present Portsmouth Man Puts Psalm 150 to Music Masses on Christmas. At St. Mary’s, Mr Schirrmann is organist for the men’s choir, which sings every other Sunday. He offers all of his services with out pay. Like his fellow perishionrs, he is looking forward next month to the installation of a new organ at St. Mary's. Th* new instrument is a Wicks two manual organ, and ha* two con soles one in the sanctuary and one in the gallery. The old organ dates from 1870 and is a museum piece. The organist, incidentally, is an advocate of congregational singing of the Mass. At St. Mary’s, there are Mass cards in every pew and the response, says Schirrmann, has been “very grat- Senate Unit Urged to Back Resolution Asking U.S. to Lead Way in Adopting ILO Convention Outlawing Slave Labor religious customs and practices, he said. "Th* Roman Catholic Church wouldn't insist on absolute uni formity by th* Orthodox be cause th* unity of the Catholic Church," he declared, "is one of tremendous variety. “We have the biggest variety of different peoples, languages, customs and traditions in the world in the Roman Catholic Church, all brought together by the true unity of faith and hier archy.” Because reunion with Orthodox (Continued on Page 2) NCWC Names As Catholic WASHINGTON, C. Maria Augusta Trapp, mother of the fa mous Trapp Family Singers, has been named Catholic Mother of 1956. Mrs. Trapp will receive a gold medal from the National Catholic Welfare Conference. The date of the presentation has not yet been announced. This Catholic Mother of the year is known to thousands who have heard the family sing on its ifying.” The versatile musician, who resides at 827 Second St., also is a music instructor in Portsmouth grade schools, pianist for the Elks Lodge, Exchange and Rotary Clubs, and gives piano and organ lessons. Born in Cincinnati, Mr. Schirr mann is a graduate of the College (Continued on Page 2) Msgr. Hi/gins said noth the ILO and the United Nations have is sued studies proving the exist ence of slave labor in communist countries. The “logical way” to do something about these reports is to proceed through an interna tional agency, he maintained. 'The logical and competent international agency is th* ILO, one of th* most effective and highly respected specialized Requiem Offered For Sr. Myra, O.P. Solemn Requiem Mass for Sis ter M. Myra Lund, O.P., was of fered Monday in the convent Chapel of St. Mary of the Springs. Father Urban Nagle, O.P., was celebrant. Sister Myra, who died at the Springs May 3, had retired from active work in last November be cause ofillness. A native of New Haven. Conn., she was born Oct. 12, 1890 and entered the novitiate in 1913. Her teaching assignments in Ohio in cluded St. Mary', Marietta St. Francis de Sales and Blessed Sac rament. Newark St. Thomas, Zanesville Holy Name, Steuben ville Sacred Heart, Coshocton, and Holy Name, Columbus. Sister Myra is survived by three sisters. Mrs. Anna King and Miss Jean Lund of Connecticut, and Miss Grace Lund of Washington, DC. Maria Trapp Jther of Year many concert tours. Thousands of others nave come to know Mrs. Trapp and her efforts at build ing a model Christian home through her book, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.” One of her daughters said she is called “Mother” by “more peo ple than I have ever known.” The reason, the girls, explained, is the genuine interest Mrs. Trapp shows to everyoae she meets. She said ler mother s “upper most principle” in making deci sions of importance was the on sideratiqn: “What would God wants us to do?” It was just such a decision that brought the celebrated family to the United States. They left Austria when the Nazis took over their country. Their medieval castle in the Austrian Tyrol and all their possessions were con fiscated. They started life in the United States penniless, but they continued the singing that had al ready given them fame in Aus tria. Baron Georg Trapp and Mrs. Trapp were married November 26, 1927. Then 21 years old. Mrs. Trapp took charge of the seven children the Baron, a widower, already had. She had three chil dren of her own. Her husband died a few years ago. It is the home life of the Trapp family that has served as an in spiration to so many people. The family has attempted to live as complete a liturgical life as pos sible. Mrs. Trapp described that life in another book, “Around the Year with the Trapp Family,” a book of religious customs in the home. She is also the author of “Yes terday, Today and Forever,” and is currently writing a book en titled, “Family on Wheels,” which tells of the experiences of a fam ily of 10 children when it tours the country in a bus. The choral group has taken its last tour. Mrs. Trapp now plans to continue the Trapp Fam ily Music Camp in Stowe, Vt., and to intensify efforts to make her home a school of joyful liv ing. Remember Yonr Easter Duty Price Tan Cents ’$3.00 A Year Agency Formed to Work For Peace By Promoting Justice WASHINGTON— (NC) —A Senate subcommittee has urged to back a congressional resolution calling upon this country to be the prime mover in the adoption by the In ternational Labor Organization of a convention outlawing slave labor. The plea for support of the resolution came from Msgr. George G. Higgins, director of the Social Action Department of the National Catholic Welfare Con ference here. Msgr. Higgins gave his views in a statement submit ted to a subcommittee of the Sen ate Committee on Labor and Pub lic Welfare. “In my judgment,” he toid the legislators, “the adootion of this letolution is the m.nimum ex pected of us by the rest of the free world and is morally and in good conscience the le«ut that we can do to put an end to the evil of forced labor.” units of the United Nations. Th* logical instrument is an ILO convention outlawing forc ed labor for political and eco nomic purposes," he declared. The ILO, with headquarters in Geneva, was established in 1919. It includes delegations from 71 member countries, including com munist nations It describes its purpose as an agency to work for peace by promoting social jus tice and to improve labor condi tions and living standards Msgr. Higgins said it seems cer tain the ILO will adopt a conven tion and the U.S. will be in “a most awkward and embarrassing position before the world if it is not in the vanguard of the move njent. He said that beyond this is the question of whether or not this nation can fail to support “all peaceful means of fighting hu man slavery wherever it might exist.” “A11 human beings are children of God, made in His image and likeness.” Msgr Higgins deriared in his statement. “We cannot as a nation in clear conscience fail to do everything possible to help make them free, to help restore to them the human dignity which God intended them to possess." .... ......... o_______ x.___ Father Of Chaplain Dies A solemn requiem mass was offered Saturday in St Mary's church. Springfield, for Edwin E. Hopping, father of Chaplain Thomas E. Hopping, a former priest of the diocese of Columbus now stationed at Okinowa with the United States Air Force. Father Hopping was commis sioned a Captain in the Chaplains Corps on Nov. 5, 1948. His pre vious assignments were at Holy Rosary, Columbus St. Rose par ish, New Lexington and St. Pet er’s church. Chillicothe. Captain Hopping was original ly ordained for the Cincinnati Archdiocese and came to Colum bus when that territory was an nexed to Columbus in November of 1944. Besides Captain Hopping, sur vivors include three other broth ers, James, Kenneth and Elwood and two daughters, Marguerite Hopping and Catherine Brewer, at whose home Mr. Hopping died on May 1. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, Springfield. -—o---------- Censorship Law Seen No Threat To Press Freedom ALBANY, N.Y.—(NC) The Court of Appeals here has ruled that a state law aimed at obscene publications is not a threat to freedom of the press. The unanimous decision of the six judges was that a series of pa per cover booklets which gave rise to the case at hand are “indisput ably pornographic, indisputably obscene and filthy.” Defenders of the booklets ar gued that preventing distribution of the publications under a 1941 state law is “unconstitutional ‘prior restraint,’ interfering with freedom of speech and press.” However, Judge Stanley Fuld pointed out in the opinion that, while freedom of expression is “not absolute or unqualified un der all circumstances,” the broad question of general censorship, “even in the area of obscenity," was not involved in the case. “Where the publication is one plainly obscene, serving no pur pose but to satisfy a market for filth and smut, there could be no harm to the public in completely removing it from circulation fol lowing a judicial adjudication of obscenity,” Judge Fuld said. -----------------o----------------- Change Mass Hours At Buckeye Lake A schedule calling for four Sunday Masses during the sum mer for Buckeye Lake visitors wa£ announced this week for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Father John Eyerman, pastor, said that Masses on the Sundays of May, June, July, August and through September will be cele brated at 7, 8:30, 10:30 a. m. and the last mass beginning at 13, moon.