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la a Well. Informed Catholic Vol. V, No. 44 Gives Many Sons To Church Follow tng Mass the tradition a 1 Mattingly Reunion will bring together the descend a n a of the founders of the more than 100 year old mis sion settlement. Back in 1633, three Matting ly brothers, Charles, James and a e s e landed on the shores of Mary land with Lord Baltimore. Pioneer Mission Church Observes Centennial, Aug. 12 Thp Centennial of St. Mary’s Church, Mattingly Settle ment will be celebrated Sunday, August 12, beginning with a Solemn Mass at 11 a m. offered by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman E. Mattingly, pastor of Holy Rosary parish, Colum bus. V Li Two hundred years later, their descend ants drove covered wagons over the rugged Allegheny o u n a i n s, through Zane Trace and into the woods of Muskingum Township. They settled in the area nam ing it Mattingly Settlement. As the Catholic population grew, it was decided to build a church there. William and John Mattingly both offered land for the church site, the latter’s offer being accepted. St. Mary's was completed in 1856. ]n addition to Monsignor Mattingly, many religious have come from the little mission ehurch. Fr. Jerome Mattingly, who died in 1934. was pastor of St. Mary parish, Lancaster Fr. Julius Mattingly, who compiled a genealogy of the Mattingly family in 1918 Fr. Theodore Fr. Decker Will Conduct Retreat Father Peter L. Decker, S. J., will conduct the August 10-12 retreat for men at the Shrine of the Little Flower, it was an nounced this week. Although this is Father Decker’s first retreat at the Shrine, he has been conducting retreats in the middle west for the past 15 years, with most of his work presented at retreat houses in Detroit, Saginaw and Prudenville, Mich. Fr. Peter Decker The Jesuit priest has taught at John Carroll University and St. Ignatius high school, Cleveland and the University of Detroit high school. Shortly after the coming retreat he will take up new work in the construction of a Novitiate for the newly formed Detroit Province of the Society of Jegus. In June Father Decker con ducted the retreat for the Sisters of St. Francis at New Lexington. At that time he visited the Shrine of the Little Flower and expressed his admiration at the facilities provided for Lay Re treats by the Diocese of Colum bus. Sundav Masses For St. Brendan Fr. Michael Welinitz, pastor of newly formed St. Brendan's parish is offering Mars every Sunday at 8 and 10 a. m. in the old Dublin Road school building. The building is situated one block north of the treffic light on Dublin Rd. in Dublin. The z St. Mary's, 100 Year* Old Mattingly, a priest for 58 years before his death in October of 1953 and Fr. Samuel Mattingly, who for many years was a correspondent for the Catholic Columbian, the predecessor of the Columbus Register and Catholic Times, are a few of the many priests that St. Mary's has given to the Church. Although only a few families are actually residing in the Settlement today, the traditional Mattingly Reunion is still held on the second Sunday of August each year. Fr. Edward L. Kessler is pres ently in charge of St. Mary's, and pastor of St. Ann Dresden and the Mission of Our T^ady of Lourdes, Wills Creek. Family Life Expert Says: Women Not Milers Nor Men Mothers WASHINGTON (NC) No woman should be expected to run "the four-minute mile” nor should a man be expected to “mother” a child, a noted au thority on family life said here in an address urging men and women to understand their proper places in society. Speaking at a meeting of the Family Life Institute at the Catholic University of America, Father Henry V. Sattler, C.SS.R., noted that while mod ern society attempts to blur the differences between men and women better understand ing is needed to preserve and strengthen th* differences be tween th* two sexes. "Most important" Father Satt ler said, “is the necessity for man and woman to truly under stand and love their own mas culinity or feminity.” The Re demptorist priest is the author of the book “Parents. Children and the Facts, of Life.” U.S. Red’s Book Used in Commie Indoctrination BERLIN—(NC)—A book by an American communist author is among atheist literature now being systematically distributed all over the Soviet zone of Germany, according to a special report of Petrusblatt, Catholic weekly newspaper published here. Written by Phillip Bonosky, the book is titled ''Burning Valley." First published some 30 years ago, it tells the story of a boy who wanted to become a priest, but then found his way to communism. Numerous publications of this kind are now being peddled by state-owned book stores in the Soviet zone. One particularly v i i o u s book entitled “The Wooden Rosary,” by the Polish author Natalia Roleczek, is recommended in the Red press as a gift for communist “youth initiation’.’ ceremonies. These ape Catholic and Protestant first Holy Communion and Confirma tion services. A MINK newspaper division OFiTO STATE M'jSE'oM ClLl’MBUS 1 1 ,trn Ike Signs Bill Strengthening Postal Laws WASHINGTON (NC) President Eisenhower has signed a bill that may make “fly-hy night” dealers in pornography and obscenity knuckle under to postal regulations. Th* bill, parted by both House* of Congress, gives th* Postmaster General authority to impound for 20 days mail sus pected of violating postal laws on pornography. The advantage of this new measure to the Post Office De partment is that it enables the officials to move in quickly on dealers. Previously, the operator could send out order forms for his obscene material, wait a few weeks for the orders and money to arrive, then mail the material and close his business. Usually, he opened under a new company name some time later. Generally, postal authorities were unable to catch him before he closed because of a series of administrative delays made necessary by old laws. Under the new measure, they can act as soon as a complaint is received. It is thought they will be able to reach the dealer before he closes shop and runs. It would be very ember raw ing for th* Red regime, it we* stated. If th* celebration should take place when the Cardinal is banned from his own See of Esztergom. Catholic sources her* feel the communist lead ers are right in believing that Father Sattler told the Family Life Institute that “sex educa tion” should not be merely a set of instructions on the “facts of life.” Since sex is the "quality of being male or female,” the priest-author noted, "it is most important that boys and girls learn that the role of man and woman in society is and should be basically different.” Father Sattler also outlined a philosophy of love and pointed out how such a philosophy could be integrated into the life of a child from birth to maturity. “True awareness of the mystery of maleness and femaleness must continue an entire lifetime, even after marriage,” he said. -----------------o----------------- Two Local Nuns Attend Institute Two Sisters are representing St. Mary of the Springs at the Fourth Annual Institute of Spir ituality held at the University of Notre Dame this week. Sister M. Angella and Sister Francis Gabriel, of St. Mary, an? attending the seven-day session which began last Wednesday, and is designed to present pos sible problems and principles to be followed by Superiors and No vice Mistresses. The Most Rev. Bernard J. To pel, Bishop of Spokane gave the opening address to the Institute which drew nuns from all parts of the United States. Each day th*' sisters hear lec tures on prayer, sacramental life, and the examination of con science. During the afternoon sessions the nuns meet for workshops to discuss the morning lectures. Every evening lectures are pre sented on emotional control, spir itual direction and private pray er. The Institute will close Tues day with a Candlelight proces sion to the Grotto, where an ad dress will be given by Msgr. Francis Lally, editor of ton Pilot. Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 3,1956 Reqdiem Sung for Mother of Two Diocesan Priests Bishop Ready officiated at the Final Absolution, last Tuesday, for Mrs. Margaret Connelly. Blessed Sacrament parish, New ark. Mrs. Connely, widow of John Connelly, was the mother of the P‘ Rev. Msgr. Harry S. Connelly, pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral and Fr. Richard Connelly, pas tor of St. Colman’s parish Wash ington, C. H. Monsignor Connelly was Cele brant while his brother, Fr. Rich ard, served as Deacon and Fr. James Byrne, C.PP.S., was sub deacon for the Solemn Requiem Mass, Tuesday in Blessed Sacral nr.ent Church, Newark. Besides the two priests, Mrs. Connelly is survived by a daugh ter, Mrs. Pauline Kennedy of Newark, three grandchildren, nne great-grandchild, and a brother, O.E. Kain, of Denison, Texas. -----------------o-----------------three Greek Paper Hits Dailies ATHENS, GREECE—Katholiki, official organ of the Catholic Bi shops of Greece, has taken Ath ens newspapers to task for their laudatory comments on the recent visit ot Yugoslavia's communist dictator, Marshall Tito, to the island of Corfu. Hungarian Reds Attempt to ‘Retire’ Card. Mindszenty VIENNA (NC) The Hungarian Red regime is put ting pressure nn His Eminence Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, Primate of Hungary, to “retire” from the country, it was learned here. It was reported that the primary reason the Red leaders want to oust the Cardinal is be cause of the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the consecration of the Basilica of Esztergom, the Cathedral of the Hungarian Pri mate. The centenary observance is scheduled to take place on Sept. 2. the centenary observe nee would focus th* eyes of Hun gerian Catholics on the Cardi nal's martyrdom. According to the information here, communist officials have discreetly askld Catholic Church leaders if they would undertake the delicate mission of ‘‘persuad ing Cardinal Mindszenty to retire abroad, preferably to Rome.” It was learned that Prime Minister Andras Hegedus of Hungary had offered the Cardinal a Archbishop Noll Dies OSV Founder substan tial pension if he would consent to leave the country. Th* Cardinal, it we* report ed, has emphatically turned down earlier proposals to leave th* country, although Red lead-' *rs tried twice to lure him into accepting their offer. The most recent report on the Cardinal stated that he is confin ed at Almasy Castle near Fel soepteny, a small village about 40 miles from Budapest. It is be lieved that he is free to travel about the grounds of the castle, but it is not known whether he is permitted to have visitors. The Basilica of Esztergom will be 100 years old on Aug. 31, but its centenary will not be ob served until Sunday, Sept.-2, be cause of a communist law that forbids church ceremonies and celebrations on weekdays. The basilica stands on the so-called “Holy Hill” of Hungary, where St. Stephen, King of Hungary, was born and baptized. Catholics here feel that the Cardinal s absence from the Esz tergom celebration will stiffen the hatred of the Hungarian faithful toward their communist oppressors. This is especially true, they say, because of the re cent appointment of Ernoe Geroe as first secretary of the Hungari an Communist Party to succeed the deposed Matyas Rakosi. Both men played major roles in the arrest and imprisonment of the Cardinal. -----------------o----------------- Former Springs Official* Sister Lucy, Dies The Bos Sister M. Lucy. O. P.. 63. former registrar of St. Mary of the Springs college died July 26 in the college convent. Re quiem High Mass was sung Mon day in the convent chapel. Sister Lucy, a member of the order for 40 years, had served as member of the general council and taught in New York. Con necticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Mexico. A Chillicothe native. Sister Lucy was a sister of Father Ed ward A. McGinty, pastor of St. Francis de Sales church, New ark. Also surviving are two other brothers and a sister, Father Clarance McGinty of Oklahoma City, Okla., Joseph McGinty. Chillicothe and Mrs. Leo Delan ty, Conneaut. Burial was made in St. Mary of the Springs cemetery. ,iolic Times One of the Church’s most able leaders died at 9:40 a this past Tuesday at his Seo city, Fort Wayne. A Solemn Requiem Meet will be offered, at 10:30 e.m. Mon day, for Archbirhop John Francis Noll, in th* Immecu lete Conception Cathedral at Fort Wayne. It was in this same cathedral that the 81-year-oid churchman had been baptized, made his first confession, received his first Hoiy Communion, was ordained, offered his first Mass, and was consecrated Bishop. The Archbishop, who was or dained in 1898 and consecrat ed in 1925, founded on* of the lergest Catholic weeklies in th* World, Our Sunday Visitor, in 1912. He also established magazines. The Family Thye^t, The Acolyte and The Priest. As a young parish priest, he wrote and published his first book ‘Kind Words From Your Pastor,” which was followed by many mnrp including Father Smith Instructs Jackson” which has gone through more than 80 editions. The Archbishop was instru mental in the building of the present office building of the National Catholic Welfare Con ference in Washington. D.C. and promoted the*construction of the 22-ioot bronze statue of Christ which overlooks Massachusetts Avenue in the nation's capital. He founded the National Or ganization for Decent Literature and promoted thp National le gion of Decency from its’ incep tion. For several years he served as Chairman of the Episcopal committee for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Con ception in Washington, D.C., which is now under construc tion. He served many years on the Board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. He had been promoted to the peisonal tank of Archbishop in 1*45.3 by Pipe Pius thp II. Dur ing his 31 years as a member of the hierarchy, he had confirmed more than 130 thousand persons and had ordained some 500 priests. -----------------o----------------- To Award 71 Degree* DA YTON, OHIO (NC) —Sev enty-one degrees will be awarded at the University of Dayton’s summer commencement to be held here, August 5. at Chami nade High School auditorium. Pope Sends Survivors Message Ohio Congressman Retracts Letter CASTFJGANDOLFO. Italy (Radio. NO -His Holiness Pnpe Pius XII sent a message tn Italian officials, expressing his sorrow over the ship collision in which the Andrea Doria was Inst, and conveying his comforting bless ing to the survivors and their families. NEW YORK—(NC)- Express ing sorrow over the loss of the (Continued on Page 2) WASHINGTON (NO The office of a Congressman here has expressed regret for a letter sent out to some con stituents which reflected upon a distinguished Catholic jour nalist. It was explained that the letter was written by a mem ber of the office staff, and that it was based on information which, it develops, cannot be Some weeks ago. Columban Father Patrick O’Connor. Far East correspondent of the N. C. W. C. News Service, reported in a dispatch that objectionable reading material was being sold in Army post exchange stores in Japan and Korea. When this appeared in Catholic newspapers, parents and others in this coun try began to write to Senators and Representatives here, asking that a stop be put to this prac tice. Th* office of Representative Cliff Clevenger of Ohio (Bryen) sent o responding letter to some constituents which said that Father O'Connor hed "written many articles on conditions alleged to exist in various camps," but "has not been able to verify these charges," and that "it seems that his method is to merely refer to sta‘?""n s of others." The letter also said that Father O'Connor had made “charges that the Gls in Japan were all becoming drug addicts,” but that “there was no basis for the charges.” It also said the National Catholic Community Service “intends to take issue with the charges of Father O'Connor and explain the lack of basis for his charges.” The National Catholic Com- munity Service denied in th* strongest terms that it took issue with any of Father O'Connor's disclosures, and declared that it certainly did not make any statements such as those attrib uted to it. Father O’Connor categorically denied that he ever wrote any story saying Gls in Japan were becoming dope addicts (a search of the NCWC News Service files verifies this denial) said he had “written rarely and little about substantiated. Andrea Doria Crew Was Brave, Clergy Survivors Report Priest Gives His Account Of Tragedy By Father John Dolciamor* CHICAGO I was playing ‘‘Scrabble' with Father Wojcik (the Rev. Richard Wojcik. 33, al so of Chicago) in the card room on- the boat deck of the Andrea Doria when the ships collided. Suddenly we heard a crunch— a sort of grinding noise. Then wo hoard orders being shouted over the ship's loud (Continued on Page 2) Nun, So Happy Sr. Assunta Maria is shown weeping after leaving the MS Stockholm at New York's Pier 97. The ship whose proud bow was battered into twisted wreckage brought her to safety after she got safely clear of the sinking Andrea Doria. Sister had been returning from Rome where she had taken her final vows as a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement. Pictured with her is Father James P. McKeown, official of Catholic Chari ties of the Archdiocese of New York and two Franciscan nuns who met her, and a volunteer Red Cross worker. Sr. Assunta Marie is a native of Mechanicsville, N. Y. moral evils” among servicemen, and that he was slow to write such stories when he did that he had personally observed all that he wrote about the sale of objectionable materials in PXs, and that he knew of "no charge that I have .ever made in any article that I have not been able to verify.” The group of young men above partici pated in the second series of the Fourth annual Vocation day programs at St. Char les Seminary, 2010 East Broad Street in Columbus. The programs are designed to offer young men of the Diocese an op portunity to visit the seminary and to take part in a program presented for those con sidering entry into the seminary. Fr. Jam es Krause, professor at St. Charles, (front Fr. Healey Answers Yonr Questions On Page 4 Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year Young Cleric Gives Crowd First Blessing Tales of heroism, confus ion and prayer marked an other epic of the sea, follow ing the sinking of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria and the dramatic mass rescue of most of the 1,706 passen gers and crewmen. Latest figures show ten known dead and 34 still missing after the doomed ship was sunk in a col lision with the Swedish liner Stockholm in a heavy fog near Nantuckc’ island, off the roast nf Massachusetts, At least seven priests, three Sisters end on* Brother were returning to their homes In Americ from vacations or studies in Europe. Two Italian priests also were on board. Priests *nd nuns led th* pas sengers in prayer and assisted in calming fear and panic be fore going into life boats. First Blessing A newly ordained priest re turning tn the US. to celebrate his first solemn Mass gave his first canonical blessing to a crowd of huddled, frightened people aboard the sinking luxury liner. Andrea Doria, off Nan tucket Island. Father Thomas Kelly, 26, of Chicago, one of four Chicago priests returning from studies in Rome, was with Father Ray mond Goedert, 27, preparing for bed aboard th* Italian lin er Andrea Doria when the,sb ip was rammed broadside by the Swedish liner Stockholm. The two priests rushed to the deck and ’here learned that the ship was sinking. Both went from group to group giving general absolution and speaking words of encouragement. When lifeboats arrived from the rescue ships, the two priests assisted the pas sengers into them. Times Man Killed When the ship collided, two other priests. Fathers John DnJ ciamnre, 30, and Richard Wojcik, (Continued nn Page 2) Harbor for Souls Perhaps?, Notre Dame Is ‘Yacht Club’ Bv Red Propaganda Release KARACHI, Pakistan—(NO—A Soviet propaganda release on the joys of sail boating in a communist regime described an ae companying photn nf Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral as a "people's yacht club” in I-atvia. The story and the picture were carried by Pakistan's leading pictorial magazine. Under the large picture of the gothic cathedral, one of the most famous in the world, was the caption: "The huge building of the yacht club on River Leilupe stands amidst picturesque surroundings.” No sail boats appear on the river—only the reflection of the flying buttresses on the world's biggest “yacht club.” The picture and the story had been given by the Russian Embassy here to the Illustrated Weekly of Pakistan, the country’s leading English-language weekly. The magazine’s next issue carri ed an apology by the editor for printing the Russian propaganda release. Diocesan Graduates Visit St. Charles i row, extreme left) conducted this session, which attracted high and grade school graduates from several Diocesan schools. The next and last of the summer series will be held Sunday, Aug. 12. No formal registration is necessary beforehand and no registration fee is charged. An inform al assembly begins at 2 p.m. in Room 212 at the seminary.