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may laugh in the face of trial and suffering. Vol. V, No. 45 Diocesan School Celebrates 25th Anniversary Aug. 15 A unique school in the Columhus diocese will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary next Wednesday, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. It will be 25 years to the day that the Our Lady of Mercy School in Granville opened its doors for the first time.‘The school is operated by the Sisters of St. Francis of M?ry Immacu late, .Joliet. Ill., to give mentally retarded girls maximum oppor tunities for developing their limited powers. Bishop Ready will offer a Pontifical Low Mass of Thanks giving at the school's outdoor Shrine at 10 a.m. Wednesday to climax the celebration. The school first opened as Our Tady of Mercy Mission in 1931. The following year the school opened its doors as a private school to the children of Newark nd the surrounding areas. Two classrooms were opened with an enrollment of nine students. The Sisters wanted to give all neces sary individual attention to girls of elementary and junior high school age and provide them with sound training and practice in fundamental moral and religious principles. In 1941, in view of the ris ing need for help for the men tally retarded, a new undertak ing, namely a "Special School for Girls", was organized as a separate unit at the request of the late Bishop Hartley. Class es were held simultaneously without interference in the normal and special programs. Five girls were enrolled in the special classes that first year. In September, 1943, when the enrollment in the special pro gram had jumped to 15 girls, Our Lady of Mercy was opened for the retarded children only. Sev en Sisters devoted their time and •nergy to this self-sacrifice. The children are given uppur- Representatives of three orders of Sisters looked over some of the Visual Aids equipment recently as the group made plans for the Visual Aids display which will be shown at the annual Dioces an teachers meeting at St. Mary of the Solemn Novena Begins at Cannel Tuesday, Aug. 14 A Solemn Novena in thanksgiv ing for all the favors and bless ings granted during the past year will be held at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2065 Barton Place. Devotions will begin Tuesday, August* 14, ending on the Feast of the Immaculte Heart of Mary, August 22. E eh evening, 7:30. the rosary will be recited, fol lowed by a sermon and Benedic tion. The last day of the Novena. Wednesday, August 22, the Bless ed Sacrament will be exposed throughout the day and at the closing service, 7:30 p.m., there will be consecration to the Im maculate Heart of Mary and ven eration of the relic of the veil of Our Lady Each day during the novena, Mass will be celebrated :it 7 a.m and all intentions of those who are seeking spiritual temporal rewards, will be remembered. Individual intentions may he lent or taken to the Monastery. Novena prayers will be mailed upon request. The Discalced Carmelite nuns are at the service of the diocese to pray for the needs of the Bish op and laity and welcome the op portunity to invite the petitions of ill who are in need of prayer in the Diocese. tunities in an atmosphere of joy and confidence that stimulates their best efforts. The Sisters (Continued on Page 2) Prepare for Visual Aid Display August 29 ‘A Challenge and Inspiration' 0 HHK 11 UlBo Fast Day AUGUST 14 Hex* Tuesday is the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption and is a day of fast and total abstinence. No meat may be takon at any meal. Holy Day AUGUST Next Wednesday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, and is a holyday of obligation. All Catholics must attend Mass. 50th Commencement Held at Mt. Carmel The Fiftieth Annual Commencement of Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing will*be held Sunday, August 12, 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio. Diplomas will be conferred on ihe 61 graduates by Bishop Ready. The Very Reverend Matthew Hanley, O.P., Prior of St. Jo ephs Somerset, will give the commencement address. The student nurses’ choir will sing for the occasion. A dinner given recently by the Junior class in the Gold Room of the Hotel Fort Hayes and a banquet sponsored by the Mount Carmel Alumnae at Ilonka’s Pro vincial House honored the 50th commencement class. On Aug. 1 the Seniors were guests of the Sisters of the Holy Cross at the traditional picnic at Mount Carmel farm. The Bacca laureate Mass was offered last Wednesday by Fr. James McEw an in the Mount Carmel Hospital Chapel. The graduation breakfast fol lowed with the presentation of the Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing Pin to each graduat ing nurse, and a gift from the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The graduates are Margaret Ellen Ackerman, Fredericktown Virginia Ellen Ames Chapmen, Mt. Sterling Phyllis Jeanne Bailey, Columbus Beatrice I-overt a Bass. Circle ville Annette Jane Bernert, Steu benville. Ann Marie Betz, Washington, D.C. Elnor Jean Billman, Grove City Patricia Anne Boeke, Co lumbus Lynn Jane Boggs, Co lumbus Mary Elizabeth Bowes, Lancaster. (Continued on Page 2) Doctor Says Pope Has (rood Health ROME Professor Antonio Gasbarrini. who attended the consultations held during the serious illness of His Holiness Pope Pius XII in December, 1954, said that he found the Pope’s physical condition ’marvelous” on his latest visit to the Holy Father. He added that, making allow ance for any unforseen- happen ings apt to occur in a man of advanced age, the Pontiff can be certain of many more active years. Springs on AugGst 29. In the photo above, left to right are Sister Ignatius of the Sis ters of Notre Dame Mother Assumpta, of the Order of St. Francis Curt Eldridge, who displayed the Aids and Dominican Sister Mary Gregory. Tribute Paid to Archbishop Noll Responsible for Shrine FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NC) The life of Archbishop John F. Noll shows how a “man of great faith and fervent charity” does great works “because they are the works of the Saviour,” a prince of the Church said here. Speaking at the Requiem Mass for Archbishop Noll in the Ca thedral of the Immaculate Con ception, His Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch. Archbishoip of Chicago, likened the deceased pioneer of the Catholic press to St. Paul the Apostle. Bishop Ready was among the more than 30 members of hier archy who were in attendance at the Mass. The Archbishop, who was Bish op of Fort Wayne for 31 years died (July 31) in his home here after a third cerebral hemor rhage. He was 81. His Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, said in a statement that ‘‘to me, he was always a challenge and an inspiration.” The Cardinal de clared that ‘‘the width and breadth of his charity can only be explain^-4 by his having learn ed to live with our Blessed Sav iour.” His Eminence Francis Cer dinel Spellman, Archbishop of Now York, said that Archbish op Noll was "outstanding as a citizen, as a priest and as a bishop." Archbishop Patrick A. O’Boyle of Washington pointed out that the nation’s capital owes two of its imposing features to the zeal of Archbishop Noll. Archbishop O'Boyle said the only publicly erected statue of Christ, that of Christ the Light of the World, in front of NCWC headquarters, was due to the Indiana prelate's efforts. He else mentioned the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. “The Shrine was his constant and consuming dream of faith. His unflagging interest, inspired by humble devotion to the Bless ed Mother, was completely dis dainful of all obstacles and dif ficulties. His devotion kept alive the project over many discourag ing periods and finally was crowned with deserved success. The millions who received the grace of God through a visit to th Shrine will be forever indebt ed to him, The Catholic Times Hl 1 W i 1 w KB MON. AUG. It1 A i. Ji. 'ti-., -t.. I v.t’ A'l'.fJp Pt Knurrs' The Knights of Columbus Councils in the Columbus area are sponsoring the an nual Camp Nite at Jet Stadium, August 27 this year. Above are representatives from the five councils discussing ticket sales with Fr. Richard Dodd, diocesan youth di rector, from left to right seated, Fr. Dodd, Joseph Reis, Past Grand Knight, Santa Maria, co-chairmen standing, Don Labruz- On Knights Sponsor Annual Camp Nite Bishop Dedicates Portsmouth Monastery Next Thursday Bishop Ready will officiate at the** dedication and can onical enclosure of St. Joseph's Monastery, Portsmouth, next Thursday at 7 p.m. The Perpetual Adoration/Monastery of the Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacra ment was established in Decem ber of last year it the invitation of the Bishop. Franciscan Nuns of the Most Blessed Sacrament devote their lives to prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which is always exposed in their chapel with at least two nuns kneeling before the Holy Eucharist day and night. The nuns pray particularly for the intentions of the Bishop, clergy and laity of the Diocese in which they reside. Mother M. Claire Bouillevaux founded the Order at Paris, France in 1854. The order came to the United States in 1921 at Vatican Decree Modernizes Life Of Cloistcrd VATICAN CITY—A new decree issued by (he Sacred Congrega tion of the Affairs of Religious modernizes the rules governing nuns in pontifical cloisters, those who are under the direct super vision of the Holy See. A major aspect of the decree is "papal minor seclusion," which permits outside apostolic works to be entrusted to a part of the congregation of a clois tered convent. Outside activities now consid ered compatible with the contem plative life are the teaching of catechism, religious instruction, education of children, their pre paration for first Communion and similar works. Cloistered nuns are also per mitted to leave their convent for the following reasons: air raids, requisition of convents by mili tary or civil authorities, econemic asons of major importance, apos tolic work and voting. Under a 1950 constitution clois ters were defined as being either major or minor p. itifical ones. Tne new decree abrogates this distinction. Excommunication is the penalty for violation of se clusion. Previously, in minor pontifical cloisters, sometimes called eccles iastic ones, the local bishop had authority over the rules regard ing enclosure. Pontifical cloisters are those in which the nuns make solemn vows, live contemplative lives, recite the full Divine Office and live in strictest enclosure. The primary reason.was to give nuns in former minor pontifical cloisters the opportunity of pro viding for their economic needs. The present decree enlarges the scope of freedom for nuns in what were formerly known as major pontifical cloisters. The Church has made the enclosure of nuns less strict so that they will be better able to meet the demands of modern life. At the same time, the Church wishes to safeguard the principle of se clusion for the nuns, as required by contemplative life. the invitation of Archbishop Jos Schrembs. They later estab lished chapels at Canton and Washington, D.C. Each monastery is independ ent. The religious are divided in to two classes, the choir nuns and the lay nuns. Both follow the same rule, take part equally in the adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The choir nuns have the obli gation to chant the Divine Office daily. I-ay nuns recite the Pater Office. Outside the time of pray er, every nun is given some task to perform, according to her ability in one of the various activ ities of the community life. There is no type of work which a girl may not do as a member of Order. Depending on her apti tudes, she may serve in any of several capacities chosen by her Superior. She may he an organ ist. librarian, artist, hursar. secre te y, portress, sacris n, infirm ian. baker of altar breads, cook, et cetera. Silence is observed except at the recreation period after din ner and supper. Their religious garb consists of a dark brown habit, white cord seven decade rosary, a small gilt monstrance and a silver ring. The headdress is of plain white linen and black veil. Bishop Ready has given his blessing to the work of the Or der and has expressed the hope that the establishment nf the Portsmouth monastery may be the inspiration for many voca tions to the Contemplative life among young women the Co lumbus Diocese. o----------------- Bishop Ready Signs Letter To Commies WASHINGTON Bishop Rea dy and two priests were among a group of U.S. citizens who signed an open letter to “the perplexed among communists’’ urging them to “face manfully” the doubts and promptings of conscience forced upon them by the toppling of the Stalin idol. The priests were Father John F. Cronin, S.S., assistant director of the Social Action Department, National Catholic Welfare Con ference, and Father John Court ney Murray, S.J., theology pro fessor at Woodstock (Md.) Col lege. Th* mental twisting and turning thee* persons are now undergoing is the result of whet is "fundamentelly mor al and spiritual crisis" brought about by Russian Communist Party chief Nikita Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin, declares the letter. The letter, issued by the Foun dation for Religious Action in the Social and Civil Order, bears the signatures of 55 U.S. citizens, in cluding a number of Protestant and Jewish clergymen. .. V" zo, co-chairman, Santa Maria Council, Paul J. Ford, Grand Knight, Marian Council John Maddon, GK, Council 400 Henry Brodish, GK, Rosary Council, Arthur Pren dergast, GK, Assumption Council and Thomas O'Brien, GK, Santa Maria Council. All proceeds from the regularly scheduled game with the Havana Cubans goes to Camp St. Joseph and Camp St. Rita. Red Chinese Invade Edge Of Mission By Father Patrick O'Connor The strip of north Burma invaded by Chinese Communist troops forms the edge of mission territories in charge of Columban priests and Italian missionaries of SS. Peter and Paul (PIME). From the reports available it does not appear that the area in vaded includes any mission res idences. Burma’s far north comprises the Prefecture of Bhano, staffed by 22 Columban Fathers, 26 Fran ciscan Missionaries of Mary Sis ters and four Columban Sisters. Msgr. Patrick Usher is Prefect Apostolic. The adjoining diocese of Kentung has 22 missionaries of SS. Peter and Paul, 35 Sisters of Charity and 26 Sisters of Rep aration. All of these communities are from Italy. The Most Rev. Ferdmando Guercilena is Bishop of Kentung. Minor incidents occurred pre viously in the jungle areas along the vaguely defined border be tween northeast Burma and Chi na. Last February a Burma-China conference was held at the bor der to negotiate or a definite line. o-------------- Bishop Released After 5 Years HONG KONG—American Bish op Ambrose Pinger. O.F.M., of Chowtsun has been released by the Chinese Reds, it was disclosed here. The Bishop, who has been held by the Reds since August. 1951, is staying at the Franciscan mis sion in Shanghai. He said that he is in fair health and expects to leave for Hong Kong in about a week. ft i I 4 Fr. A. V. Kessler, Pastor of Corpus Christi parish turns over the first spadeful of dirt at ground breaking ceremonies last Sunday for the new six room addition to the present school, Fr. John J. O'Rourke, Suez Grab Takes Basic Freedom Last Vocation Day Session Set Sunday The last of the summer series of vocation days will be held this Sunday at St. Charles Seminary, 2010 E. Broad Street. The session, designed to ac quaint young men interested in seminary life with its various as pects, begins at 2 p.m. No prior registration is necessary. Seminarians of St. Charles will be present tn assist the ynurrg men attending and will show them around the seminary build ings and discuss the many facets of seminary life. Sessions are conducted by the faculty of St. Charles tn supply information and inspiration for those who are deliberating on en tering the seminary. Fr. Hugh Murphy, procurator for the seminary, is in charge of the Sunday session and stressed the fact that there is no prior registration involved nor any type of fee nr expense An informal session will he held after registering in Room 212 followed by a conference at 2:30 Question and Answer per iod 3 15 and the closing confer ence followed by Benediction at 4 p.m. Religion Still Alive In Russia Despite Red Suppression Read “Evjg, Ingrid and Ed” on page four this week. Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Y—r Vatican News Organs Urge Caution VATICAN CITY (NO— Two Vatican City newspapers this week called seizure of the Suez Canal a violation of the freedom of the seas. “Perhaps Soviet diplomacy, al ways ready to increase disunity among noncommunist countries, may have a different opinion.”’ but the Suez Canal issue “is a question of common interest” in which all parties concerned should protect their rights. L'Osservatore della Domenico, Vatican City weekly, made this statement on the controversial question of the Suez Canal. Pres ident Gama! Abdel Nasser of Egypt announced the nationali zation of the canal on July 26 in a retaliatory move against Western nations when he failed to get their financial hacking tn construct the High Dam at As wan. The weekly warned that the ae coiades given Nasser by commun ist publications of the West rep resent an added reason for cau tious and moderate action.” "L'O» serve tor* dalle Domem iea," which does not speak of ficially for the Holy See, said: (Continued on Page 2) NEW YORK (NC) Religion survives in the Soviet Union today despite everything the Reds have been able to do to wipe it out. Religion lives, an Assumptionist priest who was expelled from Moscow said, “because God is giv ing His grace to His children.” Speaking on The Christian in Action radio program Father Georges Bissonnette. A.A who Msgr. Kappes Offers Requiem For Father Mr. William L. Kappes. 73, long a well-known member of Holy Rosary parish and the father of eight children will be bifried to morrow morning following a Sol emn Funeral Mass at 10 o'clock. Monsignor William Kappes. di ocesan director of charities, will be celebrant of the Mass, and will be assisted by his brother, Father Francis Kappes. of Loveland. Col orado. Bishop Ready will preside at the Mass and officiate at the Fi nal Absolution. Mr. Kappes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theophila Kappes three sons. Monsignor Kappes, Father Kappes and Paul Kappes. the latter of Columbus five daughters, Sister Mary Clarice, Joliet. Ill. Sister Mary Paschal, Enid, Okla Mrs. John O’Leary. Columbus: Mrs. W. H. Van Dine. Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Wil liam D. Van Vorst, Los Angeles, Calif. Corpus Christi Gets Addition served in Mascow as chaplain to U.S. diplomatic personnel there, declared that the actions of the Soviet government itself prove religion is still deeply implanted in the hearts of the Russian peo ple. Father Bissonnette asked the following pointed questions to help substantiate his belief that the Reds themselves know they have not demolished the religioua beliefs of the Russian people. If the plan made by th* Com munist party for the destruc tion of religion was working well, the Assumptionist priest asked, "would the Soviet gov ernment shy away from put ting the questions on religious affiliation in its census ques tionnaires?" “If the people of the Soviet Union were really being stripped of the faith of their fathers, would the Soviet government maintain its restrictions on th« activities of foreign clergymen? Would it not rather throw the country open for all to see the new Soviet man and the new Soviet woman at work and at play?” “If the Communist party had (Continued on Page 2) assistant pastor, and parishoners watch their pastor wield the spade for the cere mony. The project is expected to be com pleted by March.