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Is a Well- Informed Catholic Vol. V, No. 34 Catholics in Diocese At All Time High of 134,393ReportShows Annual Catholic Directory Reports Increase in U.S. Continues at Steady Pace The total Catholic population of the Diocese of Colum bus stands at an all time high of 134,393 it was revealed this week in the Official Catholic Directory for 1956, just issued by the P. J. Kenedy and Sons firm of New York. The total population of the area embraced by the dio cese is estimated at 1,408,423. The new figure represents an increase of 5.445 over last year’s Catholic population figure and is in line with the national trend which shows 998,315 more Ca tholics in the United States now than one year ago. During the past year, 6,511 bap tisms took place which marked an increase of 81 over the pre vious year. A total of 1345 deaths NCCC Head To Speak at Welfare Meet Monsignor John O'Grady, sec retary of the National Confer ence of Catholic Charities, will address a meeting of welfare workers in Columbus Tuesday. The 70-year-old sociologist will apeak at the annual meeting of representatives of seven diocesan agencies and institutions. The dinner is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. in the -Virginia Hotel. Arranged by Monsignor Wil Ham Kappes, diocesan director •f charities and hospitals, the meeting will bring together ad visory board members o’ Cath olic Welfare Bureaus in Colum bus, Newark and Zanesville, St. Vincent's Orphanage, St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home, St. Stephen's Communi ty House, and officers of the Particular Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Father I^awrence Corcoran, as sistant director of charities and hospitals, also aided in making plans for the meeting, he’d every year as a gesture of appreciation of the work of the board mem bers. The dinner also will be the oc casion of a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Catholic Welfare Bureau in the Columbus Diocese. Born in Ireland, Monsignor O'Grady studied at All Hal lows College in Dublin, Catho lic University of America, Uni versity of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University. He earned both his master's degree and doctorate at Catholic Universi ty, afterward joining the uni versity staff as a professor of sociology. For the last 30 years, Monsig nor O’Grady has been secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Charities. The prelate is a member of many social justice organizations, including the American Associa tion for Labor Legislation, Amer ican Association of Social Work ers, American Econom-c Associa tion, National Conference of So rial Work, and National Public Housing Conference. In addition, he is editor of The Catholic Charities Review, •nd has written such books as "Legal Minimum Wage," "The Problem Old Age," "An In troduction to Social Work," "The Catholic Church and the Destitute," and "Catholic Char ities in the United States: His tory and Problems." Bishop Ready conferred the Dominican habit •n 21 postulants ^t St. Mary s of th* Springs, Ascension Thursday. Th* new novices are pic tured above with the Bishop. From left to right they are: first row, Sr. M. Lorraine, Sr. M. Ber nadette, Bishop Ready, Sr. Peter Eymard, Sr. M. Teresita second row: Sr. Mary ---------------------1--------------------- were reported. The report also in dicated that 1.265 marriages took place during this time. Scholastically, the report also shows a total of 822 teachers in the schools, both elemontary and high, taking eare of the educational require ments of 30,248 students under Catholic instruction. Statistically the directory gives the following facts about the Co lumbus diocese: Bishops, 2: total priests. 284 diocesan priests, 184 religious priests, 95 par ishes, 98 resident pastors, 96 nonresident pastors, 2 chapels, 34 missions, 15 brother^. 12. Sisters. 1,046 diocesan semin aries, 1 diocesan students, 54 diocesan students in other semin aries. 35 seminaries, religious or scholasticates. 2 students, relig ious, 24 total seminarians, 113. Colleges, \students 563 high schools, diocesan and parochial, 19 students, 3,745 1 igh schools, private. 4 students, 1,184 ele mentary schools, parochial, 57 students, 19,897 elementary schools, private. 4 students, 298 orphanages and infant asylums, 2 children, 123 children in fos ter homes, 130 total dependent children, 253. Six Hospitals General hospitals, 6 bed capacity 1.330 patients treated annually, 77,802 special hospital or sana toria. 1 bed capacity, 60 patients treated annually, 5,349 schools for nurses, 4 student nurses, 488. Protective institutions, 3 stu dents, 98 special religious in struction classes, 105 public school pupils attending, 4,340 total youths under Catholic in struction, 30.248 teachers, 822 priests teaching full time, 109 sisters teaching, 563 lay teachers, 150. Homes for aged. 2 guests, 130. Baptisms, 6.5100: infant bap (Continued on page 2) Cross Burns Near Home of Prelate NEW ORLEANS (NO— New Orleans police started investiga ting the ‘‘possible re birth of the Ku-Klux-Klan in New Orleans’’ after an eight-foot cross was set ablaze near the home of Arch bishop Joseph F. Rummel of New Orleans. The gasoline soaked wooden cross was propped against a wire fc-nce on the grounds of Notre Dame Seminary. Firemen quick ly extinguished it. The Arch bishop’s residence is on the grounds but is some distance from the place where the cross was set afire. Archbishop Rummel has been an outspoken opponent of racial segregation, which he has con demned as ‘‘morally wrong and sinful.” The cross burning occurred on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic decis ion outlawing public schools 5 ?greation. Bishop Confers Habits on 21 Postulants Roger, Sr. Th==.=- Confirmation Timo Changes Announced For Two Parishes Time changes for confirma tions at Saint Gabriel's and Holy Spirit parishes, both Co lumbus, have been announced. The new schedules: Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m.— Saint Gabriel (Bishop Hettin ger). Sunday, May 27, 4 p.m.—Ho ly Spirit (Bishop Hettinger). Bishop Ready will also con firm classes at Saint Agnes, Columbus, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsors Sought for Refugees A campaign to find homes, jobs and sponsors for ref ugees in Europe and the Far East was intensified this week in the Columbus Dio cese. The latest effort to step up* the number of refugee immi grants was made several days ago at a meeting in Columbus of 11 displaced persons, all of whom have been brought here by the Catholic Welfare Bureau since 1949. At the request of Fa ther Lawrence Corcoran, the 11 pledged to enlist the help ol na tionality groups in finding spon sors for refugees abroad. Father Corcoran, who as assist ant director of Charities is in charge of the resettlement pro gram in the diocese, asserted at the meeting that the Refugee Re lief Act of 1953 permitted en trance into the United States of 209.000 persons. Father Corcoran declared: "Because of the lack of spon sors and the technical difficul ties of the act itself, only an estimated 150,000 refugees will have come to the United States when the act expires this Dec. 31." The technical difficulties cited by Father Corcoran include pro visions in the act which stipulate that the refugee myst be assured of a specific job, specific home, and a sponsor who is a U.S. citi zen. Moreover, individuals, rather than agencies (such as the Catho lic Welfare Bureau) must serve as sponsors. Other flaws in the act include the fact that refugees abroad must present document ary proof of their activities two years prior to the time they ap ply for a visa. This excludes many persons who have fled Iron Curtain countries, and who obvi ously cannot furnish ouch proof. Many groups, including th* National Catholic Wolfer* Con ference, ere working for th* extension and modification of the present lew. Several bills proposing chenges have already been introduced in Congress. Father Corcoran noted that the refugees abroad, all of whom re side in refugee camps, represent all types of skills. There are, however no domestic workers. Most of them, too, are in family groups. Refugees who have been brought here through the efforts of the Catholic Welfare Bureau have adjusted themselves well to life in the United States, Father Corcoran said. All have worked hard, he said, several have pur chased their own home, and their children, who quickly learned to speak English, are attending Catholic schools. Any organization interested in taking part in th* resettle ment, program in the diocese should contact Father Corcoran at the Catholic Welfare Bu reau, 246 E. Town St., Colum bus. Louis Mari*, Sr. Richard Mary, Sr. Timothy Mari* third row, Sr. Mari* Charles, Sr. Mary Susan, Sr. Georg* Mari*, Sr. Mary Carla fourth row, Sr. Michael Mary, Sr. BTcndan Mari*, Sr. M. d*Paul, Sr. Mary Banvin fifth row, Sr. Ce celia Mary, Sr. Margaret Mari*, Sr. Kenneth Mari*, Sr. Estell* Mari*, Sr. Mari* Gregory. Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 25,1956 Father B*nd*r 1 1111 Father Fulcher IL Father Griffin Father Haag Father Shalosky In MANILA, the first Catholic daily in the Philippines has been launched as a result of the bitter controversy in the Philippine leg islature about whether the works of an anti-clerical writer should be made required texts ip all schools ... in FREIBURG, GER MANY, Catholic hospital chap lains adopted a resolution peti tioning the Holy See to grant to al) priests attending the sick the privilege of offering Mass in the rooms of the sick person ... in FRANCE, French Catholics elect ed Pierre Pflimlin as party presi dent of the Catholic-oriented Pop ular Republican Party Arch bishop Giovanni Costantini. pres ident of the Pontifical Commis sion for Sacred Art, died in VAT ICAN CITY at the age of 75 in KOREA, a young missioner was dismayed at the snickers of his congregation until he found out that his knowledge of the lan guage was not entirely up to par. He found out that he had been using the word “Maekju,” which means ‘‘beer” instead of the word "Mukju” which means “rosary” .... in WASHINGTON, Bishop :holic Times Thou Art a Priest Forever "To live in the mitist of the world without wishing its pleasures: to be a member of each family, yet belonging to none to share all sufferings to penetrate all secrets to heal all wounds: to go from men to God and offer Him the prayers to return from God to men to bring pardon and hope to have a heart of fire for charity and a heart of bronze for chastity to teach and to pardon, console and bless always what a glorious life! And it. is yours, O Priest of Jesus Christ!" Father Sorohan Briefly....... Emmet M. Walsh eulogized Eu gene J. Butler as a man who had “dedicated his life and his tal ents without reservation to the Church’s cause.” Butler, who was director of the legal Department, N.C.W.C., died May 18 Nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carpenter of WAYNE, MICHI GAN, were baptized on Mother’s Day. Their mother was reveutly received into the church. Their father is not a Catholic Msgr. J. Bernard Kieffer, of LOUIS VILLE, KENTUCKY, has been elected president of the North American College Alumni. The college is a semihary in Rome maintained by the American hier archy ... in LOS ANGELES, Fa ther Carl Benecke, S.J., of Loy ola University told the Catholic l^bor Institute being held there that “the large number of work ing mothers among America’s 19, 000.000 women workers is an in dication that all is not well in the nation's labor picture ... a 20 piece CYO band from NEW BRIT AIN. Conn., has been selected by USO for a tour of military bases. Bishop Will Ordain 11 Clerics To Diocesan Priesthood May 26 Father Engle V Lacordaire. Father Goode Father McLaughlin Father Yoris Father Cadden Ask Saint's Feast Day Be Made Italian Holiday ROME, Italy—The city council of Assisi has requested the Ital ian Parliament to adopt a law that would make the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 a legal holiday. St. Francis is the patron saint of Italy. In the same class, but ordained earlier is Father Thomas Cadden. son of Mrs. Ix*one Cadden and the late Daniel Cadden of St. Mary Parish, Chillicothe. Father Cadden was ordained by Bishop Ready last Aug. 27, a privilege he received as senior prefect at Mt. St. Mary of the West Semin ary, Norwood. 4 1 Ministers of Mass In addition, the Rev Mr. Rob ert E Schneider will be ordained as a subdeacon at the same rites The Rev. Mr. Schneider, who studied philosophy at St. Charles College, is completing his third year at Mt. St Mary of the West Seminary, Norwood. Ministers of the Mass will be Monsignor Paul Glenn, arch priest. Monsignor Paul O'Dea. and Father Thomas Sabrey. chap lains to the bishop and Father James Carroll and Monsignor Roland T. Winel, masters of cere monies. Father Bender Father Thomas G. Bender will celebrate his first Solemn Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary’s Church, Lancaster. Father Julian J. Schaefer, pas tor, will' be the assistant priest. Deacon and subdeacon respec tively will be Fathers James F. Cooney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church. Portsmouth, and Father Robert F. Reilly of Im maculate Conception Church. Dennison, both native sons of St. Mary’s parish. Father Thomas Sabrey of the St. Charles Semin ary faculty will preach the ser mon. Minor ministers at the Mass, all of who are Lancaster students at St. Charles, will be Patrick Fnx. James Pickett. Ronald Ar ter. Paul Fox and James Daugh erty. Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled at 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s. A recep tion in the grade school hall will follow. Born jn Lancaster July 8, 1930, Father Bender attended St. Mary's Elementary School there, Pontiff Urges Devotion To Sacred Heart VATICAN CITY Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a “true synthesis of the whole Christian religion.” His Holiness Pope Pius XII said in an encyclical letter marking the 100th anniversary of the extension of the feast of the Sacred Heart to the entire Church. The encyclical, entitled “Hauri etis Aquas” (You Shall Drink the Water), was addressed to all Bish ops throughout the world It was published to commemorate the decree extending the feast in 1856 by the Sacred Congregation of Rites. In the encyclical the Holy Fa ther answered charges that de votion to the Sacred heart is an outgrowth of naturalism and sentimentalism ana is of little valde. He emphasized that the de votion is sound and called it “a standard for the salvation of hu man society.” The devotion is especially timely, the Pope continued, in an era A’hen God, the Church, its head and members are the ob jects of hatred. The encyclical complements two others oq the subject of the Sacred Heart—“Annum Sacrum” (Consecration of Mankind to the Sacred Heart), issued in 1899 by Pope Leo XIII, and “Miserentis simus Redemptor” (Reparation Due the Sacred Heart), issued by Pope Pius XI in 1928. It differs from the preceding encyclicals on the matter in that it deals primarily with the Biblical and theological foundations for ihe devotion. Remember Your Easier Duty Price Tan Cents $3.00 St Joseph’s Cathedral Site of Colorful Rites Eight years of spiritual preparation and intense college study will bear fruit Saturday for 11 young men who will be ordained to the sacred priesthood. Bishop Ready will bestow the Sacrament of Holy Orders on the young men in ceremonies scheduled at 10 a.m. Satur day in St. Joseph Cathedral. The Bishop also will celebrate a Pontifical Low Mass. The candidates for the priest hood, all of whom will be ordain ed for the Columbus Diocese, are Fathers Thomas G. Bender. Sam uel E. Durbin. Richard F. Engle. John M. Fulcher, Raymond A. Goode. Charles Griffin. James R. Haag. Thomas L. Mcla ighlin, Robert Shalosky. Patrick R. Soro han and Eugene D. Yoris. A Year and then enrolled al St. Charles. He earned a bachelor of arte degree from St. Charles in 1952, and afterward studied theology for four years at Catholic Uni versity. He is the son of Mrs. Ursula H. Bender of Lancaster and the late Thomas F. Bender. Father Durbin Father Samuel E. Durbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Dur bin of RFD 2, Danville, will cele brate his First Solemn Mass at 9:30 a m. Sunday in St. lake’s Church, Danville. A reception is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. Assistant priest at the Mass will be Father Carl Durbin, O. M.I. Other officers are Father Clement Durbin, deacon Father Clarence Durbin, sub-deacon, and the Rev. Mr. Thomas Bennett, master of ceremonies. Father Walter Durbin, O.P. will preach the sermon. The Rev. Mr. John Geiger will be the thurifer. A 1948 graduate of Danville High School, Father Durbin af terward enrolled in St. Charles Seminary and earned a bachelor of arts degree there in 1952. He completed his studies for the priesthood at Mt. St. Mary’s of the West Seminary. In the sum mers of 1953 and 1954 he at tended the School of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. Father Engle Father Richard F. Engle will offer his First Mass at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Solemn Benediction at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by a reception in St. Raymond Hall. The ministers of the Mass will be Father Raymond Bauschard, assistant priest and the Rever end Mr. Kenneth Grimes, sub deacon. Father Vincent Mooney will preach the sermon. Father Engle, born Aug. 2, 1925. is a World War II veteran, having served as an infantryman in Normandy, France. Wounded in action, he received the purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster. The new priest attended St. Patrick School, and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1943. After his Army service, he enrolled at Ohio State Univer sity, and earned a bachelor of science degree in business ad ministration from there in 1949. Upon graduation, he entered St. Charles Seminary and in 1952 received a bachelor of arts de gree. He completed his training for the priesthood at Mt. St. Mary of the West Seminary. He is the son of the late Jo seph L. Engle, and Catherine Griffin Engle of 452 S. Huron Ave., Columbus. (Continued on page 2) St. John Ladies Donate 810,000 to National Shrine The Supreme president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John, announced this week that the organization is giving $10,000 to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. C. Mrs. Clara Rennet 834 S. 22nd Street, head of the auxiliary group, said the contribution will be presented to Monsignor Pat rick J. O'Connor, Director of the Shrine, next Monday May 28. in Washington. According to Mrs. Renner, the gift will be used to purchase a rose window to be placed above the main entrance. This window will be dedicated in memory of all the deceased members of the Auxiliary. EASTER DUTY Catholics must receive Holy Communion at least once a year, and that is during the “Easter Time.” The Easter season begins on the first Sun day of Lent and extends to Trinity Sunday, a week after Pentecost. Sunday, May 27, is Trinity Sunday and your last opportunity to fulfill your ob ligation as a Catholic.