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Vol. V, No. 50
school opened at St. Andrew
Upper Arlington last week, the
school in
whole procedure was original. The school,
just completed this year, was sparkling
new. The teachers Sisters of St. Joseph
of Baden, Penna., were returning to Co
lumbus after a long absence, and the stu
dents, of course, were coming for the first
In the photo above, left to right are:
Fifty-Nine Magazines
Banned from U.S.
PX Stores in Far East
TOKYO, Japan (NC) Since last June, 59 magazin
es have been found “objectionable” and banned from U.S.
post exchange stores in Korea and Japan, U.S. military
authorities have disclosed.
Th* objectionable public*
t»en* were condemned by a
four-man publications commit
tee of the U.S. Armed Forces
Far East Command at Camp
Zama, located outside of Yoko
hama. Msgr. (Col.) John Dunn,
chaplain of the U.S. Eighth
Bishop Says
Split Germany
An Injustice
COLOGNE, Germany—A Cath
olic Bishop from the Soviet Zone
of Germany said “the present di
vision of Germany is a sin be
cause it is an injustice in the
eyes of God.”
The prelate was Bishop Otto
Spuelbeck, Apostolic Adminis
trator of the Diocese of Meis
sen. He led some 30,000 Catho
lics, who came here from the
Soviet Zone to attend the 77th
national convention of German
Catholics (Katholikentag).
In a sermon at a special Mass
in the Cologne Cathedral, whose
solemn reopening was one of the
chief events during the congress,
Bishop Spuelbeck said the Ger
man people must accept this di
vision as a result of “the great
guilt we have loaded upon our
selves as a nation.”
He said Germans should see
It as "just punishment and as
an opportunity to do penance."
The division came, he said, "as
a result of the unleashing of
the evil forces by Satan him
Bishop Spuelbeck told the con
gregation, made up chiefly of
Catholics from the Soviet zone,
that “we respect the valid laws
of the regime under which we
live, but we cannot cooperate be
cause we deem its very founda
tions Marxist atheism as
I w
New School, New Students, New Teachers
Army, it a member of the com
mittee. Other members include
a genoral staff officer, a public
information officer and an of
ficer in charge of troop infor
mation and education.
The titles of the objectionable
magazines were not released but
most of them are believed to
come under the lurid detective
category. Included are 21 Amer
ican magazines which only this
month were judged unsuitable
for sate in military post ex
changes. These were cited by the
committee as being objectionable
because of their undue emphas
is on nudity, violence or immoral
acts, or in view of advertising
matter carried.”
The story on the sale of
smutty publications in U.S.
Army PXs in Korea and Japan
was first broken in June by
Father Patrick O'Connor, a
Columban priest and veteran
Far East correspondent of the
N.C.W.C. News Service. At that
time, Father O'Connor listed
some of the suggestive titles on
these publicaf ions.-He said that
“a clean up is overdue."
His disclosure of the peddling
of this objectionable material
aroused a wave of protest in the
United States. Letters from an
xious parents and friends of serv
icemen poured in upon Senators
and Representatives here, and
they in turn called upon the De
partment of Defense and other of
ficials for investigation and ac
It was said in connection with
the announcement of the publi
cations committee action that in
dividual commanding officers
cite to this group publications
which they find objectionable up
on screening.
The magazines held objection
able have not yet been withdrawn
from th PXs, it was reported,
but their absence will be noted
in November when subscriptions
are up for renewal.
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Bishop Hartley High School
first row: George Mattey, Kathy Guyer,
Mary Lou Zschach, Sharon Peckham and
JSyron Edington. Second row: Susan Mil
nelaragno, Mark Kramer and his sister
Tamera. The faculty is Sister Mary Har
riet, Sister Agatha, Sister Rose, principal
and Sister Mary f^alph. The school has
grades through the first four years. Fa
ther Michael Nugent is pastor of St. An
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Local Catholic
Group Opposes
Cross Burning
A local Catholic group joined
other organizations last week in
a protest to the cross burning
in front of a Columbus home, last
The Catholic Interracial Coun
cil of Columbus, an organization
of clergy and laity formed to pro
mote racial harmony, called the
burning an “un-Godlike, un-Amer
ican action.”
The Council said that the com
munity houses many Catholic
families and “It is difficult to
conceive that anyone living
among them, on the Vigil of the
Feast of the Assumption, could
be the perpetrator of such a
malicious and sinful action.”
The crossburning occurred in
a new development on the west
side of Columbus in front of a
Negro family’s home.
Urging all Christian thinking
people to speak out against such
actions the Council said “If we
fail if we do not speak out
against such injustices, then all
who believe (and we are certain
that those Christian residents of
that development do believe in
the teachings of Christ) know He
might be forced to say, “I was
a stranger, and you did not take
me in Amen I say to you,
as long as you did not do it for
one of the least ones, you did
not do it for me. And these will
go into everlasting punishment.”
(Matt. 25:43, 45, 46.)
LONDON—The Red Hat con
ferred on Bernard Cardinal Grif
fin in 1946 has been hung over
his tomb in the crypt of West
minster Cathedral. Following
tradition, it will remain suspend
ed there until it literally falls
to pieces.
Nearby the Red Hat of Car
dinal Griffin are those of Cardin
als Wiseman and Manning, whose
bodies were, reinterred in the
crypt after the cathedral was
Asked how long it takes for
the Red Hat of a Cardinal to dis
intergrate, Msgr. F. J. Row, ca-
Holiness continued.
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, September 14,1956
Springs Sets
Fall Session
Adult Classes
Sister M. Angelita, president,
announced this week that regis
tration for Evening Classes at the
College of St. Mary of the Springs
will be open until Sept. 16. Class
es start Sept. 20 and will be held
on Monday and Thursday eve
A six-weeks Adult Studies
Course In Speed Reading will
be offered three times during
the 1956-1957 Evening Session
in response to th* needs of
men and women in business
and professional life.
More efficient reading, speed,
comprehension and accuracy are
the objectives of the reading lab
oratory clinic under the direction
of Sister Elizabeth Seton, O.P.
This workshop will be held
Monday and Thursday evenings
from 6:40 to 7:40. Dates for the
three workshops are: Sept. 24
Nov. 1 Nov. 5-Dec. 13 Feb. 4
March 14.
Sistar M. Eugene, O.P., will
offer Mdsaic Tile Work and
Ceramics on Monday evenings.
Accounting will be given by
Sister Regis, O.P., twice weekly.
Sister Mary Michael and Mr.
Riccio will teach education
courses in both semesters. Miss
Fielders will offer Cataloging
and Classification and Sister
Brigetta will teach Tailoring in
the first semester.
A course in the reading and
writing of Contemporary Poetry
will be under the direction of
Sister Maryanna, O P... and Liter
ature of England and America
under that of Sister Mary Ar
thur, O.P. Also offered will be
classes in Music Appreciation,
Abnormal Psychology, Sociology,
and Theology.
A brochure may be obtained
by calling the Registrar of the
College of St. Mary of the Springs,
CL. 2-2137.
Rebuilt Cathedral
Marks Germany’s
Rise, Pope Says
VATICAN CITY—The restora
tion of the Cologne Cathedral is
a symbol of Germany’s rise from
the ruins of war, His Holiness
Pope Pius XII said in a radio ad
dress to the German people at
the close of the 77th German
Catholic Congress (Katholiken
tag) here.
"The great cathedral stands
as a landmark of Catholic Ger
many, like a standard tower
ing high above the people," His
He reminded his listeners of
Isaias’ prophecy that the Redeem
er would come and “set up a
standard unto the nations. He
pointed out the aptness of this as
a motto for the Katholikentag
After reviewing briefly the his
tory of the development of the
Katholikentag since its founding
in 1848, the Pope paid tribute to
those clergymen and laymen who
have worked so hard to keep the
tradition alive and spread its ef
fects over the years.
Cardinal Griffin’s Red Hat
May Last 500 Years
thedral master of ceremonies, re
“Cardinal Wiseman’s hat is 106
years old, and it still looks as
good as ever. Cardinal Griffin’s
may still be hanging there in 500
years’ time.”
Cardinal Griffin’s is the fourth
Red Hat to hang in Westminster
Cathedral—the third being that
of his immediate predecessor as
Archbishop of Westminster, Ar
thur Cardinal Hinsley. It was the
39th to be bestowed on an Eng
lishman. The first was conferred
on Robert Pullen in the 12th cen
Next Wednesday,
day, and Saturday, are
days of fast and abstin
ence. Meat may bo taken
at the main meal on Wed
nesday and Saturday.
So wrote Msgr. William E.
McManus, assistant director of
th* Department of Education
of the National Catholic Wel
fare Conference, in America, a
national Catholic weekly re
The educator pointed out the
great steps forward taken by Ca
tholic education in the last 15 or
20 years. He cited increased
awareness by parents of the val
ue of Catholic education and re
sultant enrollment increases, and
the efforts by Catholic school sys
tems toward professional excel
But accompanying this growth
and increased stature. Catholic
education, like a teenage adoles
cent, has “a bad case of grow
ing pains, is self-conscious, is
misunderstood and has a bright,
if uncertain future,” he wrote.
The growing pains come from
the ever-increasing enrollments.
Most parish grade schools can
handle all applicants, but there
is a critical shortage of high
school facilities, he said.
The Monsignor included in his
article a spot survey of 26 dioce
san school systems and the en
rollment situation in each this
year. All but one are operating
at capacity and most are forced
to turn away applicants, he said.
Msgr. McManus said that Cath
olic educators sometimes exhibit
a self-consciousness or hypersen
sitivity to criticism. He said this
is understandable today, “but
one may fondly hope for the day
when we can take our schools
and their rights for granted, as
sume without further proof that
they are an integral part of the
nation’s school system and laugh
off silly threats to suppress a
Catholic-school enterprise enroll
ing more than four million pu
Bishop Hartley High School Cornerstone Ceremonies To Be Held This Sunday, September 16, 3 P.M.
Bishop Ready will bless and lay the cornerstone for the
new Bishop Hartley High School, East Livingston Avenue
and Zettler Rd., 3 p.m. this Sunday.
Deacons of Honor for the ceremonies will be Msgr.
Edward Spiers, principal of Bishop Watterson High School
and Msgr. Paul O’Dea, of the faculty of St, Charles Seminary.
Msgr. Joseph Casey, pastor of St. Catharine parish will give the
The new school which will be ready for a freshman class in
September 1957, is named for the late Bishop Hartley who died
in 1944 after 40 years as Bishop of Columbus.
Bishop Hartley during his 40 year reign constructed 47 parish
schools and 31 high schools. 8,954 students were enrolled in Dioces
an schools in 1904 when he was consecrated Bishop in Holy Name
Church, Steubenville. By 1944 the total student enrollment had
risen to 22,970.
The new structure, the second high school begun as a result
ot the building fund campaign of 1953, will have 19 academic
classrooms, 3-room business administration section, 3 science lab
ortones. It will also contain a cafeteria which will seet 300 per
sons, library, Little Theatre, seating 175, which will be used for
visual aid work, study hall and dramatic art room.
(Continued on Page 2)
iolic Times
Bishop Hettinger prepares to seal the
cornerstone of the new Sacred Heart
school before it is blessed and laid by
Bishop Ready. The new school situated at
First Avenue and Summit streets in Co
lumbus is expected to be completed early
next year. Monsignor Edward Spiers,
principal of Watterson High School at
Bishop Ready's right, and Fr. Albert Culli
ton, left, of the Ordinary, assisted the Bish­
Catholic Schools Today
Fastest Growing, Young
Educational Enterprise
Sacred Heart Cornerstone Laid
NEW YORK (NC) Catholic schools today are “the
most flourishing and fastest growing educational enterprise
in the United States,” ready to be judged on their educa
tional merits with due allowances for youthfulness.
As for Catholic education be
ing misunderstood, he said that
it is "a large question not eas
ily answered, "but that it seems
m*»st non-Catholics do not un
derstand Catholic schools be
cause they do not understand
the Church.
"They do not realize that the
dynamism in our flourishing in
stitutions is the theological real
ity that is the Catholic Church.”
he wrote. The Church sets up its
own schools because it is “differ
ent from other churches, has a
unique teaching mission and tra
dition and hence logically must
have her own schools,” he said.
Msgr. McManus suggested
that th* modern apologetic for
Catholic schools should "simp
ly be an explanation of the
Church and her educational
mission. Any person who under
stands tBe Church surely will
understand our schools, and
(Continued on Page 2)
Robert Dierker
Makes Final Vows
At Notre Dame
Brother Robert Dierker. son of
Mr. Milt Dierker, 248 Columbian
av, Columbus, made his perpetual
vows as a Brother in the Congre
gation of the Holy Cross, in Sac
red Heart Church of the Univer
sity of Notre Dame Campus,
South Bend, Indiana, at a Solemn
Mass sung by Fr. Rankin, Super
ior of Moreau Seminary.
Brother Robert graduated from
Aquinas High School in 1950 and
has been working as a printer
for the Ave Maria press at Notre
Dame where he will return after
a brief visit with his family here.
^1 Vatican Daily Praises
Action in Race Riots
op. In the immedite background are Fr.
Paul Meyer, assistant pastor of Sacred
Heart, Msgr. John B. Donahie, pastor of
Holy Name parish and Msgr. Anthony J.
Schlernitzauer, pastor of St. Peter Church.
Sacred Heart parish is having a festival on
the school grounds tonight and tomorrow
night to help finance the new school and
convent which will replace the 81-year-old
structures now being used.
Says Separate
Schools Wrong
CLEVELAND The National
Federation of Catholic College
Students has once again gone on
record against segregation in the
Noting the need for reiterating
its past stand on the matter, the
13th national congress of NFCCS
has called upon student govern
ments “to examine their campus
situations and work for the abo
lition of all discriminatory prac
The resolution urged Catholic
college student® to support the
bishops in their area in imple
menting int e a i o n in the
Meeting here, the 13th Nation
al Congress called attention to
the 1954 Supreme Court decision
declaring segregated schools un
constitutional. It was declared
that this decision and subsequent
action throughout the nation
made it necessary for NFCCS to
re-state its opposition to racial
The Congress observed that in
1945 NFCCS was the first student
organization to oppose segrega
tion. It called “involuntary segre
gation” opposed to principles of
justice and charity and opposed
to the teaching of the Church that
all men are brothers in Christ.
Mt. Carmel Has
97 Neiv Students
Mount Carmel School of Nurs
ing admitted a class of 97 stu
dents this week according to sis
ter Anne Miriam, C.S.C., director
of Nurses.
The new students were assign
ed ‘Big Sisters, who are tradi
tionally members of the Junior
Class, were introduced to the fac
ulty. and were guests at a wel
coming party and talent show,
during their first week.
St. James Chapel
Father Healey answers
your questions about the
Church on page four thia
Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year
Sin Against
Our Nature
L’Osservatore Romano, Vati
can City daily, has praised
U.S. authorities for acting
“with the energy that history
demands” in handling the
recent racial conflicts in Clin
ton, Tenn.
(The disturbance occurred in
Clinton, located 17 miles west of
Knoxville, when segregationists
violently protested the admission
of 12 Negro pupils into the Clin
ton High School, whose student
body numbers about 800 white
(National guardsmen, state and
city police succeeded in prevent
ing any serious injury to the Ne
gro pupils and citizens who were
encircled by a mob numbering
from 200 to 1,000 segregationists
at different times. John Kasper, a
leader among the segregationists,
was sentenced to one year in pris
on for ignoring a federal court
order restraining him from inter
fering in integration. Clinton
High is the first state-supported
school to be integrated in Ten
In its commentary on the sit
uation, the Vetican City daily
stated: "The U.S. ha* always
protested against all oppres
sions and human inequalities.
This feeling, this feet has rais
ed it to the status of a nation,
notwithstanding th* great dif
ference* of origin and race of
those who emigreted there and
formed it into on* of th* most
populous and powerful nations
of the world."
L’Osservatore pointed nut that
among the Negroes who were the
targets of the Tennessee inci
dents there have been acts of
fearlessness, courage and super
iority,” both spiritual and civil,
that suffice to demonstrate the
nobleness of a race of which the
whites should be proud.
Their spirit, the paper stated,
is the fruit of their environment,
which has taught them the lessons
of* liberty and equality, ratified
by the Constitution of the U.S.
and honored by the majority of
its citizens.
Violence and racial discrimi
nation is a sin against the na
ture of th* great American na
tion, L'Osservator* continued.
(Continued on Page 2)
Bishop Declares
Needed for Unity
desegregation “is essential for
the healthy and strong unity of
our country, for we cannot afford
political solidarity and deny hu
man rights to our citizens.” Bish
op Mark K. Carroll of Wichita
declared here.
Bishop Carroll called upon
Americans to “correct the sad sit
uation which prompted the Su
preme Court to legislate against
segregation.” He added: “And
we must do so in the spirit of the
divine command. ‘Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself.”’
“We must improve our
schools,” Bishop Carroll said,
“which have been too busy turn
ing out quantiy rather than qual
ity. General education of the
American people has not paid its
generous dividends to the spiritu
al advancement of our democra
cy and despite its advantages, our
penitentiaries are filled to capaci
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