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la a Welk Informed Catholie Vol. V, No. 4! PX Smut Fighter Here Praises Bishop Ready’s Press, Mission Work Father Patrick O’Connor, the famed Columban Mission ary priest, who sparked the inquiry into army post ex change pornography sales, made his first visit to Co lumbus in 20 years last week to speak to the annual con vention of the Ohio Knights of Columbus. About 600 of In hi* talk to th* Knights of Columbus stat* officer. Sat urday night Fr. O'Connor said that Catholic patents can learn something from he Buddhist and Mohammedan parents of th* Asian countries who in spite of their ancient prejudice have chosen Catholic schools for their children. "Even where Catholic* are only a small minority," he said, "I can recall no Catholie schools that were not besieged by mor* applicant* than it eould accept." He declared he also found In th* Far East "governments that recognized a right denied by many at homo: th* right of taxpayers to share in public educational fund* for school* of their lawful choice." ficers of the state organiza tion attended the two day meeting. The Dublin born priest who spends his time roving the Far East as correspondent for the National Catholic Welfare Con ference News Service, was mak ing his first stop in the city since 1938 when he attended a conven tion of the Catholic Press Asso- NC A Far East Writer Visits Diocese For First Time in 20 Years Freedom Granted Red Style A solemn moment as mourners gather around the casket of a victim of the Poznan uprising against the communist regime. Priest at right reads the burial ser vice at the grave-side. Reports from West Germans re turning from Poznan said that communist officials arrest ed at least 1,000 persons, mostly youths, in the wake of the uprising that saw more than one-hundred killed or wounded. (NC Photos). Delaware Parislioner’s Son Named Head of Province Very Reverend Leonard M. Fee, S.M., son of Mrs. Blanche M. Fee, St. Mary parish, Delaware, has been named Provincial Superior of the Province of the Pacific of the Society of Mary (Marian ists). Father Fee succeeds Very Rev arend Walter C. Tredtin, S.M., first Provincial of the Pacific Father Fee Province (newly created in June 1948) and formerly Provincial of the Cincinnati Province. Very Reverend Leonard Fee Father Patrick O'Connor ciation. He was editor of "Far East’’ magazine at that time. Why Clean Up PX In speaking on why he thought the army should clean jp its PX newsstands. Father O'Connor stressed three points: "1. The army is an official agency of th* government. "2. Th* army is an agency with recognized responsibility for maintaining high moral standards amongst the large number of men in its care. "3. The army is selling these goods in countries where men do not have their own families will be officially installed as Pro vincial at Chaminade Prepara tory, the Marianist novitiate, San ta Cruz, California, August 15, 1956. Reverend Leo A. Uht, S.M., Provincial Councillor, will ad minister the oath of office. The new Marianist Provincial was born in 1908 at Buffalo, New York. His high school studies were completed at the University of Dayton Prep School. In the summer of 1927 he was accepted into the novitiate of the Society of Mary at Dayton. Ohio. He was ordained August 15, 1938. Fr. Fee was awarded a Mas ters degree in Education by the Catholic University of America in 1947. He served as both teacher and chaplain of Cathedral Latin School, Cleveland, Ohio, and was principal of Purcell High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1941 to 1946. Father Fee was a member of the graduate school faculty of the Catholic University of America in the education depart ment for several summer ses sions. In 1947 he organized the Insti tute jf Marianist Studies, the second novitiate for the Marian ists in North America. He re mained the Institutes director until his appointment as Provin cial. and do not live in a wholesome environment. Also the mage zines are passed on to Japanese and Korean citizens who get a "poor" picture of the United States." The priest ickly pointed out however that he is not "mad” at the army. The government, the army and the individual service man have "done a wonderful amount of good in Asia,” he said. "The American serviceman has given a magnificent example of generosity. There are many churches standing in Korea to (Continued on Page 2) Mass Offered For Poznan Riot Victims ROME (NC) A funeral Mass for the victims of the Poz nan riots was offered in Rome's national Polish Church of St. Stanislaus by Archbishop Joseph Gawlina, Ordinary to Polish Cath olics in exile. Casimir Papee, ambassador to the Holy See from the exiled gov ernment of Free Poland, attended the Mass, with lay and ecclesiasti cal members of the Polish colony in Rome. Vatican authorities have ab stained from any comment on the events at Poznan. However, L’Osservatore Romano, Vatican City daily, has compared the Poz nan riots with similar events in Warsaw in 1831. "Over a century ago it was the the Marshal of the Army of Sta lin, Rokossowsky,” the newspaper said. “Nor has the absolutism of 130 years ago changed much. On ly the name has changed. Au tocracy then, the People’s Re public now. The methods the means of persuasion, the effects are the same." Calmness Urged By Polish Clergy BERLIN—(Radio, NC)—Priests in Poland have asked the faithful to remain calm despite the great tension in that country since the Poznan rebellion started, it was learned here. The reports here stated that while Red police were patrolling the streets of Poznan, Warsaw and other large Polish cities, and arrests in Poznan mounted to 1,000, many thousands of Polish people crowded the churches to pray for freedom. The cholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, July 13,1956 "Continuing action" has been called for on the part of all re sponsible persons to see that books and periodicals offered through military and quasi military sources "reflect the standards of decency and mor ality which characterize our military forces." The order came f.om the of fice of Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson, and was sign pg by the Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Personnel and Re serve, Carter L. Burgess. It was directed to the Assistant Secre taries of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force having to do with personnel matters. This flat and direct action ob viously was prompted by the wave of protests that swept into Washington from all parts of the country after the N.C.W.C. News Service printed a dispatch from its Far East correspondent Fa ther Patrick O’Connor, S.S.C. The directive's call for com manding officer* to exercise proper supervision over th* materiel that goes onto post exchange and library shelve* recalls that Father O'Connor had called this a "command re sponsibility," end had said it was up to base commanders to control the type of material sold in PXs. This all-embracing Department of Defense directive presumably will also work to correct regrett able conditions that may exist in places other than Japan and Korea. Official Clergy Appointments Bishop Ready announces the following clergy appointments: Effective June 23, 1956 The Reverend Richard Kalaf, C.PP.S. Assistant Faster, St. James Parish, Columbus. Defense Dept, Tells Brass to Clearout Smutty Magazines WASHINGTON (NC) A sweeping directive has been issued to all branches of the Armed Forces to rid the shelves of post exchanges and service libraries of objectionable reading matter. IFCA Elects New Officers At their annual Mary’s Day meeting the Columbus Circle of the International Federation of Mrs. Echenrode Catholic Alumnae, elected Mrs. John Echenrode, Immaculate Conception parish, regent 1956 1957. The IFCA, which annually sponsors the Critics Forum and does year-round work for the blind, also elected: Mrs. Richard McGinnis, vice-regent Mrs. Pat Kirwin, recording secretary Mrs. John Corbett, corresponding sec retary, and Mrs. Jerry Enright, treasurer, for the coming year. Boys Still Want Girls Like The One That Married Dad CINCINNATI (NC) The old tashioned girl not too old fashioned still gets top rating from modern young men. At least that’s what a survey taken among more 150 seniors at a boys’ high school here disclosed. The poll was conducted by students of a girls’ high school and published in their school paper. The Roger Bacon High School seniors showed a decided prefer ence for girls who do not smoke, drink, change the color of their hair or wear extreme styles in dress, the pollsters from Our Lady of Angels High School tab ulated. The poll showed 90 of the sen iors were against girls smoking at any time 66 said smoking at home was all right and only 14 favored a girl smoking while on Made Calls on Horseback A former Diocesan resi dent celebrated his fiftieth year in the priesthood this past month. Rt. Rev. Msgr. George A. Wilhelm, pastor of Holy Name parish, Houston, Texas, a former member of St. Aloysius, Colum bus, was ordained by the late Bishop Hartley on June 7, 1906, after completing his theology studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum, thjn located in Co lumbus. Th* 77-year-eld priest re member* vividly his early days in Texas. He recalls making his parish calls on horseback since Houston at the time had only three miles of streets. His first assignment after or dination was in Galveston, then a mission area. Before being sent to Holy Name parish in 1920 as pastor, he had been assigned to organize several Texas parishes and b^ilt the first Catholic Church in Conroe, Texas. For many years he rode about East Texas instructing Catholics! a date. Fifty-two were against girls drinking at any time, but another 60 said it might be ac ceptable on “special occasions,” while most of the rest were in the undecided class. On the question of peroxiding or changing hair color, 122 boys were dead set against it and only six ventured to say it “looks nice.” The majority of the boys favored "careful dressers” among the girls, although 64 said they preferred "casual clothes.” Only six favored "fad dressers.” Former Resident Has Served Texas Parishes for 50 Years Msgr. Wilhelm and hearing their confessions, of fering Masses and preparing chil dren for their First Communion. In 1934 he was appointed Deaty Court House. --------------------------------------------r-------------------------------------------------------------------- Religious Freedom in China? Freed Priests Say Church Persecuted HONG KONG—Two Americ-i missionaries who arrived here after being imprisoned by the Chinese Reds for three years, ve hemently denied that there is freedom of religion in Red China. Their account of the situation indicated that the Church is be ing persecuted in Red China more bitterly than ever. The priests are Jesuit Fathers John W. Clifford, 39. and Thom as L. Phillips. 52, of San Fran cisco, Calif. They arrived here in good mental and physical condi tion. After their release by the Reds last month, the missionaries stat ed they were permitted to say Mass privately, but were for bidden to offer Mass in public or to make contact with the Chi nese people. They furnished in formation about the priests who are still held by the Chinese Reds. -----------------o------------------ Catholic Named Head of Union LONDON—(NC) Communist attempts to control the British trade union movement were greatly checked by the election of a Catholic Action leader as president of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, second larg est union in the country. William J. Carron receiver, 83, 847 against 35 400 cast for the communist candidate. Reg Birch, who had been expected to win. Bishop Ready, assisted by Father T. H. Kaufman, O.P., acting chaplain at St. Mary of the Springs, presents the Dominican Constitutions to a Sister making First Pro fession. The Bishop, officiating at the profession of thirty-three' Sisters last Mon of the Houston area by the Most Rev. C. E. Byrne, Bishop of Gal veston. He was named a domestic pre late by Pope Pius XII in 1940, with the title of Rt. Rev. Mon signor. Msgr. Wilhelm suffered a stroke in 1945 and has been con fined to St. Joseph Hospital in Houston since that time. He has served the Galveston Di ocese as founder and director of the Holy Name Union, a member of the board of examiners, and was a synodal judge on the matri monial court. Attending Monsignor Wilhelm jubilee Mass last month were his four sisters, Mrs. Will Schmelzer, of St. Mary Magdalene parish, Miss Agnes Wilhelm, St. Aloysius parish, Mrs. Alan Frazer of Bos ton, and Capt. Helen Wilhelm of the WAC, stationed at San An tonio, and two brothers, Michael of Columbus and Raymond of St. Colman’s parish, Washington House Leader Praises Private School System Secular Daily Calls Anglican One-Sided HONG KONG One of Hong Kong's main secular dailies call ed "shallow and one-sided" the statement by the Anglican Bishop of Hong Kong that the Christian Church in communist China "is growing, vigorous and there is no impediment to its work.” Commenting editorially on the statement by the Rt. Rev. Ronald O. Hall that there is religious freedom in China, the Hong Kong Standard said: “It is difficult to conceive that the Christian Church can grow vigorously and without impedi ments unless one is prepared to accept the thesis that man’s re lation to God is subject tn the regulation and supervision of the arch-atheist, Mr. Chou En-lai, and his godless colleagues.” -----------------o----------------- Spanish Bullfighters Honor Pope Pius XII MADRID (NO The Span ish Bullfighters' Association has paid special tribute to His Holi ness Pope Pius XH. Masses were offered for him on the same day and at the same hour in all of the chapels of the bull rings throughout Spain, and in the churches near the bull rings of towns which have no bull ring chapels. The association arranged to have a ceremonial bullfighter's cape especially made for presen tation to the Pope. A Guarantee for Peace I I The court held that "a non resident, non profit educational, religious and charitable corpora tion is not exempt from the pay ment of general taxes on proper ty held by it within this state." Joseph Craven, attorney for the Archdiocese of Denver, and Thomas M. Tierney, president of the Colorado Blue Cross and at torney for a number of hospital interests, agreed the ruling may afiect the religious institutions run in this state by groups char ‘ered in another state. The Colorado Constitution pro vide* that "property, real and personal, that is used solely and exclusively for religious worship, for schools or for strictlv charit able purposes shall be ex empt from taxation unless other wise provided by general law." However, the court held that it was not the intention of that provision to “relieve a non-profit foreign corporation, be it charit Reckless Driving Can Ba Sinful The Soul Yon Sava May Be Your Own Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year Says Catholics Educate About 4 Million WASHINGTON (NC) High tribute was paid on the floor of the House of Repre sentatives to the educative work carried on by private schools in the United Statei. Th* tribute came from th* House Majority Leader, Rep. John W. McCormack of Massa* chusetts, just prior to th* final vote which killed the Federal •id to education bill by 224 194 vote. "I want to pay particular trib ute?’ Rep. McCormack said, “to some peop’e whose generous sup port of education in our country is frequently overlooked or even ignored. I refer to the parent* and guardians of children attend ing private and parochial schools. I also refer to those religious groups which operate the paroch ial schools which so many of us appreciate and admire. Pay Tax** Also "I want to point out that despite th* heavy burden of financing their own school*, those who support privet* and parochial school* have not com plained about the cost of pub lic education. “For the most part, people who generously support private or pa rochial schools have refrained from any action that might im pede passage of this bill even though it will bring no direct benefit to their schools.” In listing the contribution ef those who support the private schools, Mr. McCormack noted (Continued nn Page 2) I 2 ki iV' i i 1 day stressed Humility as the cornerstone of the religious life, saying **i will give you one word that will guarantee you peace and happiness in the vowed life that you have chosen: that word is Humility.** Court Ruling May Mean Less For Religious Institutions DENVER, Colo. (NC) Two attorneys here have said a rul ing by the Colorado Supreme Court may mean the loss of pro perty tax exemption for many Catholic and Protestant institu tions in this state. able. religious or educational, of the payment of its general taxes and thereby increase the tax bur den upon its resident taxpayers.” In another part of its ruling, the court held that “we are of the opinion that our constitution and statute granting exemption from taxation to certain religious, charitable and educational non profit corporations should, in the absence of plain indications to the contrary, be held to apply only to corporations created by the state itself and over which it has control.” It is expected here that a re hearing of the case may be asked. If no re-consideration is granted by the court, there is some possi bility the matter may be taken before the legislature. -----------------o----------------- Holy Spirit Has Novena A Miraculous Medal Novena is being held every Friday night at 7:30 p.m., at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 4381 E. Broad St. Confessions are heard during and after tke services.