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roses before the statue of the Blessed
Virgin and the Christ Child et the Living
Rosary last week at the Hilltop Church.
Fr. Raymond Bauschard, pastor, assisted
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Holy Name Societies Elect
Officers who will serve during
the coming year in the Holy
Name Society nf St. Mary Church,
Groveport, are John Stout, presi
dent James Byrne, vice-presi
dent Thomas Sexton, treasurer,
all of Groveport, and James Sher
idan, Canal Winchester secre
tary. The monthly communion
for the organization is on the sec
ond Sunday of each month, with
the business meeting taking place
on the same evening at 8 p.m.
Muhlbach, secretary and treasur
er. The group receives Holy Com
munion on the second Sunday of
the month. Business meeting is
held at 8 p.m., of the same day.
Holy Rosary Men
Plan Spaghetti Dinner
The Holy Name Society of Holy
Rosary parish, Columbus, has
completed plans for a spaghetti
dinner to bp held on Saturday,
Oct. 27. from 5 to 8 p.m. ThP
public will he invited and there
will bp door prizes.
Portsmouth Council No. 741,
Knights of Columbus, in its regu
lar meeting at the council home
recently, approved a proposition
to recondition and refurnish the
first floor of the home and au
thorized the Trustees to proceed
with the work at an estimated
cost of approximately $3,000.
Grand Knight Albert Lang named
a committee of three members,
Ray Kornhoff, Ralph Willis and
John Hyland, to w'ork w'ith and
assist Trustees Al J. Melcher, Ed
ward Spangler, and Edwin von
Luhrte in the prosecution of the
General Program Chairman
John P. Kilcoyne announced that
an “open house” for all Catholic
men of Scioto County would be
held at the Club Rooms on Wed
nesday, Oct. 17.
Portsmouth K. of C.
Hosts Officer Meeting
District Deputy Ralph W. Mar
tin of Chillicothe presided over a
meeting of officers and commit
tee chairmen of the Knights of
Columbus of the 46th District
which was held at the home of
Portsmouth Council 41 recently.
The meeting included officers
and chairmen of the local council
and a group of representatives
from Bishop Flaget Council 1071
Projects under discussion in
cluded the annual Youth Cam
paign which is now under way
and which provides funds for the
operation of the Bishops’ and
local Youth Activities for the
coming year, a Catholic Adver
tising Program, and a stepped-up
membership campaign to reach
all Catholic men in Scioto Coun
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You ar* asked to pray for th*
repos* of th* soul* of th* follow
ing and th* others who hav* died
i- th* Dioc*** during th* past
STROUPE, Anthony, 48. Oct. 8.
St. John church, Logan.
RUSSELL. Johno, 81. Oct. R.
Holy Redeemer church, Ports
SCHULER, Mrs. Henry. 67, Oct.
10, St. Mary church, Marion. St.
GATTERDAM, Mrs. Mary, 70,
Oct. 6, Holy Rosary church, Co
lumbus. St. Joseph cemetery.
DONOFRIO. Nicholas, 65, Oct.
5. St. Elizabeth church, Roswell.
St. Elizabeth cemetery.
HAMPTON. Robert. 32. Oct. fl
Holy Family church, Columbus.
STERNER. James. 51, Orf.
Holy Trinity church, Somerset,
BORN, G. Samuel, 76. Oct. 6.
Holy Spirit church, Columbus. St
BERKEMER, Mrs. Nelle. 72
Oct. 8, St. Mary Magdalene
JUDGE, Miss Margaret. Oct. 10,
St. Joseph cathedral, Columbus.
St. Joseph cemetery.
NAGLE, Mrs. Sara, 72. Oct. 6,
St. Joseph cathedral, Columbus.
St. Joseph cemetery.
DELFINO, Mrs. Rose, 64. Oct.
7, St. Augustine church, Colum
bus. Mt. Calvary cemetery.
GRAHAM, Charles, 74, Oct. 7,
St. Aloysius church, Columbus.
Mt. Calvary cemetery.
MAHONEY, Mrs. Anna. 77, Oct.
8, St. Patrick church, Columbus.
St. Joseph cemetery.
SCHWARTZ, Mrs. Lydia, 80,
Oct. 10, St. Catharine church, Co
lumbus. St. Joseph cemetery.
KEEFE, Edward, 74, Oct. 9, St.
Aloysius church, Columbus. St.
GALLENSTEIN, Henry, Sr., 73,
Oct. 10, formerly of Portsmouth,
St. Patrick church, Maysville, Ky.
DRISCOLL, Miss Catherine,
Oct. 4, church of the Blessed Sac
rament, Newark. Mt. Calvary cem
BROOKS, Mrs. Catherine, 73,
Oct. 11, Corpus Christi church,
KINSELLA, Mrs. Rose. 48, Oct.
5, Holy Name church, Columbus.
St. Joseph cemetery.
Relaxing during the Annual School
Health meeting last week at St. Joseph's
Academy. From left to right Sister Igna
tius Marie, S.N.D., radio and television
Fr. Robert White, principal of Notre Dame
High School Portsmouth, who led high
school discussion Sister Maris Stella, O.D.
Priest Challenges Widely
Accepted Political Axioms
INDIANAPOLIS (NO A priest challenged three
commonly accepted political axioms in a speech here.
Speaking at a Serra Club luncheon. Msgr. Victor L.
Goossens, Indianapolis archdiocesan director of the Society
for the Propagation of the Faith and pastor of St. Mary’s
—Government* de net de
rive their power from the con
sent of the govern*©. Th* pow
er come* directly from God.
—Mon are not created equal.
They are created with equal
—Democracy is not neces
sarily th* best form of govern
ment. Under certain conditions
a monarchical regime might bo
mor* advantageous for th* citi
Msgr. Goossens supported his
statements by citing the political
writings of Pope I-eo XIII. The
priest said that while Pope Leo’s
“Rerum Novarum’’ is best known,
he wrote nine encyclicals on so
cial problem* during his long
“Rulers receive their office
from the electorate but their
power comes from God,” the
priest stated. He cited as support
the following quotation from
Pope. Leo XIII’s encyclical on civ
il government, “Diuturnum”:
"Tho«* who ar* placed ©ver
th* Stat* may in certain case*
ba chosen by th* will and de
cision of the multitude but
the rights of ruling ar* not
thereby conferred. As regards
political power, the Church
rightly teaches that it comes
Since those in political office
derive their power to govern
from Almighty God, Msgr. Goos
sens said, it follows that they
have a grave moral responsibility
to rule in a manner that is in
complete conformity with the law
of God—a responsibility that is
often overlooked today.
“Just because they are elect
ed by the people, some office
holders have the mistaken no
tion that their only moral obli
gation is to their constituents,"
he said. “Nothing, of course,
could be farther from the
The commonly accepted axiom
that “all men are created equal”
should be amended to read “all
men are created with equal
rights.” Msgr. Goossens suggest
ed. “The inequities in nature it
self negate the notion of absolute
human equality,” he asserted.
The Monsignor pointed out that
wide differences in intellectual
endowments, health, social strata,
Solemn Requiem High Mass
was said Oct. 6, in Holy Family
church, Chicago, for Father
Charles T. Hoffman, S.J., chap
lain of Chicago’s hard of hear
ing and deaf since 1933. He was
an uncle of Father Iouis Hoff
man. former pastor of St. Mary
church, Waverly, who was recent
ly appointed to head the new’
church of St. Phillip the Apostle
on Shady Lane Rd., Columbus.
The Jesuit priest was a gradu
ate of St. Mary college in Kan
sas where he received philosophic
and scientific degrees at St. Lou
is University. After serving as an
instructor and athletic coach at
St. Mary College, he was ordained
June 28, 1916.
CRONIN, Kenneth, 51, Oct. 7,
St. Monica church, New Boston.
PACE. Mrs. Pasqua, 90, Oct. 4,
St. Joseph church, Dover.
VOGEL. Mrs. Ada, 65, Oct. 6.
Holy Family church. St. Joseph
HASBROOK. Jerome, 44. Sept.
29, Corpus Christi church, Colum
bus. St. Joseph cemetery.
WARD, Miss Maude, 63, Sept.
29, St. Augustine church, New
WARD, Mrs. Rose, 58, Oct 2,
Christ the King church, Colum
bus. St. Joseph cemetery.
SMITH, Mrs. Ida. 84, Sept. 30,
St. Agatha church, Columbus. St.
GILBERT, Louis, 62, Sept. 30,
St. Vincent de Paul church, Mt.
Vernon. Calvary cemetery.
‘To Your Health’
and the like make it obvious that
all men are not created equal.
The third point in modern po
litical philosophy which is refut
ed by Pope I^o XIII, Msgr. Goos
sens said, is the theory that de
mocracy is the only acceptable
form of government.
“.Just because we in America
have thrived on one form of gov
ernment,’’ he asserted, “does not
mean that other form* of govern
ment are unworkable or undesir
A king er an absolute mon
arch, might conceivably be a
better type of ruler for a cer
tain nation or under a given »et
of circumstances, th* Monsig
“The important point that Pope
I-co stresses," he added, “is the
right of the people to determine
what form of government they
prefer to live under, regardless
of what type of government that
News In Brief
CINCINNATI Mt. St. Joseph
College here will launch a multi
million dollar building program
next spring to raise its student
capacity to more than 800. almost
double the present average.
Cana Series Opens
STEUBENVILLE The first
organized series of Cana confer
ences in the Diocese of Steuben
ville began on Sunday, Oct. 14.
at Holy Name cathedral. Father
Robert Krauter, diocesan director
of pre-Cana and Cana conferenc
es. conducted the affair in the
Study Clubs Meet
TOLEDO Some 300 women,
comprising 26 area study clubs
met at St. Joseph high school
auditorium in Norwalk last Mon
day. After a dinner the women
heard a talk by Mrs. Gordon Mil
lot, Huron, president of the To
ledo DCCW. on “Ijet’s Talk About
Catholic Action.’’ Cluh presidents
responded to a roll call with a
report on activities and aims.
CLEVELAND Archh i s o
Constantine Bohachevski of the
Philadelphia Ukranian Rite dio
cese offered Mass and blessed the
new St. Mary Church last Sunday.
The church, newest for the
Ukranian Rite in Cleveland, is lo
cated at Kinsman and 105th St.
Father George Durisin. pastor of
the Holy Ghost Byzantine Rite
parish. Cleveland, preached in
English and Archbishop Boha
chevsk spoke in Ukranian.
Former Utah Mayor
Ordained to Diaconate
DENVER—(NC) The Rev.
Harry DeJonghe, former mayor
of Park City, Utah, has been or
dained to the diaconate al St.
Thomas’ Seminary here.
The odds were against him
when he was elected mayor of
Park City in 1948, but he won by
a 3-1 margin. There were only
200 Catholics in the mining city’s
population of 3.000. He overcame
Mormon opponents and became a
Democratic mayor in a predom
inantly Republican county.
Seven-year-old Jimmy answer
ed the phone. A salesman at the
other end said, “Let me speak to
“Mom isn’t home,” replied Jim
my. “I’m just here with my sis
“Okay, put her on
There followed a long silence.
Finally Jimmy returned to the
“I’m sorry, mister," he said,
“But I can’t lift her out of the
music, Sister Vivienne, C.S.C., grade school
discussion leader Sister Mariella, O.P.
Health and Safety Sister Mary Florine,
O.S.F., visual aids Sister Celestine, O.P.
home economics, and Father Stickel, O.P.,
radio and television.
In the winter they live in a
small “pueblo” called Paras, near
Monterrey, Mexico, where there
is not always a priest or padre
available for Confession, First
Communion or even Maas, for
there is a great shortage of priests
They were quite apologetic
about not having made lheir First
Communion before. They move
1 around tn different places
throughout the United States
from April tn October so there
is little opportunity for formal
Like the Trevinn camp many
other children of all ages attend
ed the classes and all participated
in the discussions at one time or
another. They are also very hard
workers and sometimes it would
be very late when they returned
to the camp from the “labores” or
They often came to class eating
“tortillas” on the way so that they
wouldn’t have to miss the lesson.
They usually liked to clean up
first for they are a very clean
people and take pride in being
neat and clean but some eve
nings they came in their work
They always apologized for be
ing so “mugrosos” or dirty from
the black loam in w’hich they
worked and played. The older
muchachas and the strong young
er muchachos, boys, work in the
fields to help earn enough to pro
vide food for their large families.
(What a good training it would be
for more of our young people
here to share in providing food
for their parents and brothers
One of the Mexican children trie* out the camp's only
water supply. In the background are the "summer
homes" of some of the workers who annually are brought
up from Mexico to harvest crops.
Migrants Wanted More
Knowledge of Faith
Some of the older "muchachas” from the Alger camp
helped "Padre” Schneider and myself each night with the
There were eight from
Alger who were preparing to
Miguelito. a very “gapo” or in
telligent lad of 11 years, and sev
en teen-age muchachas who had
taken part of the instructions as
children but who had not had the
opportunity before of taking the
the Felix Ramirez camp at
make their First Communion,
E itor'r Net*: Thi* is th*
third in serie* of articl**
written for the Catholic Time*
by Mis* Mary Elton Hoffman,
on instructor of Spanish *t
Ohio Northern University giv
ing her impressions while as
sisting Father Francis Schweit
zer, pastor of Our Lady of
Lourdes, Ada, to help the mi
grant workers' who work in
the area during th* summer
They, too, are very bright and
eager to learn. They took their
Spanish catechism books to the
fields with them to study. (We
really take our educational op
portunities for granted here, “ver
dad”, right?) Many pinned the
sacred medals to their clothing as
there were no chain medals for
I gave a few of the girls the
chain scapular medals that had
been given to me previously,
which gave me much more satis
faction than receiving them my-
or initial grills.
THE CATHOLIC TIMES—3
Friday. Oct. 19,1956
self. They would often sing to
their songs in Spanish that are
sung in their mast in Mexico.
These are very beautiful songs.
Next year we hope to teach them
a few *ongs in English. As they
are ao interested in learning Eng
lish, I hope to have more time
next year to organize English
classe* They had fun teaching
“Padre” Schneider the prayers in
The patience they have is re
markable. They all tell me that I
have improved my Spanish accent
thie summer and I know that I
have learned many useful expres
sions of daily life that I had not
had the chance to use before.
This experience has been more
valuable than a summer spent at
the University of Mexico. I also
have learned more catechism and
I now have a much deeper under
standing and apreciation of the
Faith. Padre Schneider certainly
had a beautiful way of explaining
our Faith and I in turn tried to
present it in that way to the
“mexicanos”. We also learned
from them through some of their
interpretations of different phas
es of the Faith.
Some of the classes became
quite .exciting and “ammadas*
when the ninos all wanted to an
swer the questions at the same
time I would also forget myielf
and hurl a barrage of Spanish at
poor “Padre” Schneider, who
would give me a dumbfounded
look, then burst into laughter at
my rush nf words. We would’all
laugh heartily, then start again in
The recitation nf the Rosary
each night out under the stars
(unless it rained) was very im
pressive. One of the older girl*
led the prayers and even the lit
tle tots ehimed in with the Padre
Nuestro and the Ave Maria.
They recited the Rosary very
slowly and clearly so that Padre
Schneider might recite the pray
ers in Spanish with them. This
amused and awed the little ones.
At the end of the rosary they re
cite the Litany of the Blessed
Several evenings the mothers
wearing black “Chalinas” or
hawls would kneel down with us
to say the rosary to pray for sun
ny days so that they might work
every day. (There had been much
rain and it was to be a bad year
They are not a complaining
peopl e and they resign them
selves to what God sends to them,
but they do bke to have enough
food and clothing for their fami
The girls, especially, were
somewhat worried about going to
Confession before the First Com-
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to contact a priest from Lima, I
believe, who speaks Portuguese
and understands Spanish As he
was very kind and understanding,
they were well satisfied.
(Continued next week)
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