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2—THE CATHOLIC TIMES
(Continued from Page 1) cording to the 1956 annual i eport of the National Council of Catho lic Nurses. Presented by Archbishop Rich ard J. Cushing of Boston, Episco pal Chairman of the NCWC De partment of Lay Organizations, the report stated that since 1951 diocesan councils of nurses have increased from 60 to 91, including nine new councils in 1955-56 Several councils have given more than 50.000 free hours of nursing care in the past year On an eight hour a day basis, this would amount to 6.250 days. NCCM Lists Several ‘Firsts' The annual report of the Na tional Council of Catholic Men showed several firsts in the coun cil’s activities for the year. Among these were the appear ance of the Holy Father on the Catholic Hour anniversary pro gram. the national priest mod I WILL BE. MOST HAPPY TO ACCEPT ALL CLAIMS? FILE dick tut DICT. MMil *«»M« »-e. 4BLM8 Fridav. Nov 16. 1956 U.S. Bishops' Report Shows Church Activity erators meeting, and the leader ship training institute. The NC( W report was present ed by Archbishop Richard- J. Cushing of Boston. Episcopal Chairman of the NCWC Depart ment of I^ay Organizations. Catholic Press At All-l ime High The Catholic Press of the United States presently enjoys a strength never previously attain ed Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas Fort Worth told the an nual general meeting. Reporting as Episcopal hair man of the NCWC Press Depart ment. Bishop Gof-man said His Holiness Pope Pius Xll had paid a rare honor to the NCWC News Service in the last year, sending it a hitherto unpublished photo graph on which vv as a personally inscribed message conveying a special Apostolic Blessing. He that committath sin it of the devil, for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3, I). IS YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE GOING BANKRUPT? Be Your Own Spiritual Banker. Register In The Bank Of Heaven Today. 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Bishop Gorman said it was a crowded and steadily growing “news year.” The activities of the Pope and the Vatican "continued to be a source of a great volume of news of high importance’ Catholic news on the internation al level continued to increase in amount and interest, and there was Catholic news in great vol ume and variety on the domestic scene. Citing an example of the Cath olic Press in action, the Episco pal Chairman said News Service stories had brought about a quick correction of “an obnoxious and also a dangerous situation” relat ing to the sale of indecent litera ture in armed forces PXs over seas. He also reported that the News Service “has provided more copy to bring out the spurious ness of the ‘new’ communist ‘look’ than has any news agency.” The Bishop said too that the serv ice has “stepped up” the use of "outside” writers expert in their fields to write on unusual events. Varied Activity In Education Scores of projects carried out under a dozen different classifica tions were reported by the NCWC Department of Education, reflect ing a year of intense and varied activity- Bishop Matthew F. Brady nf Manchester. N II episcopal chair man of the department, told his fellow bishops that the works of the department fell under one or more of these general divisions: To direct, assist and encour age projects and prrgrams to synthesize Catholic principles of education with a practical and efficient school program that meets commonly accepted standards of professional excel lence. To stimulate and assist Catho lic schools to participate in civic and community enterprises for the purpose of making Catholic education an integral part of American life. To promote a sense of spiritual and professional solidarity in the Catholic school system by serv ing as a central clearing house of information and service through out the United States. 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O K N CENTER RAILS dovetail to seal out e a i lest rain Storm* sleet 5 TELESCOPING FRAMES fit against house win o w .« Automati cally a I u s to weather and house settling Prevents Jammed sash 4 DOI RLE IN Oldest in U. S.? Father Edward Graham, left, editor of the 125-year old Catholic Telegraph Register of Cincinnati, oldest Catholic newspaper in the U.S., receives the Xavier Uni versity 125th anniversary award from Very Rev. Paul L. O'Connor, S.J., president of Xavier. Both the newspaper, and the Athenaeum from which Xavier is a direct descen dant, were founded in the same building in October, 1831. with ths Confraternity of Chris tian Doctrine and by research on the relationship of religion to public education in the United States. To utilize every opportunity for intei preting the purpose and pro gram of Catholic education to the educational profession, education al organizations and the public at large. To contribute the benefit of its research and judgement to the deliberation and decisions of na tional educational organizations in reference Io questions affect ing American education as a whole. To represent the interests of the Catholic Church in inter national education projects and to afford programs services if re quested hy governmental agen cies.- Youth Council Positive Action The most encouraging point of present youth work is the accent i.n production rather than pre \entivc and corrective work. And according to Archbishop Leo Bin/, ol Dubuque, this trend is perhaps, more marked in the National Council ol Catholic Xoiith than in any other youth movement. Archbishop i n z, Episcopal chairman of the NCWC Youth Department, said in his annual report that various lay and clergy leaders of youth are beginning to realize that youth organizations must be designed not merely for protecting young people from had environments but also for prepar in ihem to correct their environ nients when necessary. The Youth Council, the report added, is preparing young peo ple to take their place in society as adults hy means of its pro gram ol spiritual, social, cultural and physical activities, with em phasis on the spiritual. The particularly spiritual aim of th council was brought out during the Youth Week ol 1955, the report noted. Though no rec ords were kept, indications were that the number of young people participating in the National Ca tholic Youth Communion Sunday and National Catholic outh Com munion Crusade could he con servatively estimated at five mil lion, it added. Immigration Depl. Handles 44,304 Cases Forty tour recommendations for changes in basic United States immigration laws were drawn up by the NCWC Department of Im migration during the year, its episcopal chairman. Bishop Ready noted in his annual report. The recommendations wore originally put together for pre sontotion at hearings of the Senete Judiciary Subcommit tee. Since the hearings were ended before the recommenda tions could be presented, they will be introduced at hearings on immigration matters sched uled for early next year. Included in the recommenda tions is a request that the nation al origin of prospective immi grants no longer be used for al locating quota numbers. The Im migration Department also sug gesU that present quotas be doub led or that 1950 census figures be used instead of 1920 statistics to determine the number of persons GUARANTEED These special window’s are backed by the same guarantee given Alsco prod ucts advertised in national magazines Open Sunday 10 A.M.-B P.M. Saturday 8 8.M.-5 P.M. Weekday! Till 9 P.M. For Only Pennies More. Yew Can Be SURE With ALSCO CALL TODAY OR CALL JIM FOX CHARLES MELFI AM. 2-1185 BR. 9-6185 Member St. Matthias Parish Member K.C. Council 2898 eligible for immigration. The lat ter method of determination would result in an annual quota of 220,000, it was estimated. In another recommended change the department asked that all bona fide members of recognized religious organize fions be included in the non quota classification. During the year the depart ment protested the deportation io communist dominated coun tries of Catholic refugees or es capees illegally' resident in the U. S. In the year ending June 30. 1956. the department handled 44. 309 cases involving 51.840 per sons It assisted 17.501 persons entering or leaving U.S. ports. Passage hy Congress of private bills in which the department was interested resulted in granting permanent residence in this coun try to 165 of the department s clients. CCD Directors In 128 Sees Priest directors of the Confra ternity ot Christian Doctrine have been officially appointed in 25 archdioceses and 103 dioceses nf the United States, it was stated in a report prepared by the late Archbishop Edwin V O'Hara. Bishop of Kansas City. Mo and chi rman of the Episcopal Com mittee on the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Archbishop O'Hara died in Milan, Italy, last September, while enroute to an international liturgical confer ence in Assisi. The program of the CCD looks to the religious education of all children youths and adults within a parish who are noi in Catholic schools. ‘The improved methods of training available teachers, fish ers. and helpers and increased awareness of the need for stand ardization should help in the ad vance toward a system of weekly religious instruction that will in clude the numbers yet unreach ed," the CCD report stated in his connection. It also dealt with such special CCD activities as institutes for priests, summer CCD leadership courses. CCD training courses for th lay apostolatc. publications, regional meetings and congresses. NCWC UN Office Has Record Volume I A large increase in the amount of information about the United Nations sent to Catholic organiza tions here and abroad was the major development in the activi ties of the N.C.W.C. Office for U.N Affairs during the year. This was pointed out in the office’s annual report signed hy His Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago and chairman of the Bishops' Committee for the Pope's Peace Plan, and the committee's three other members: Bishop William P. O’Connor of Madison, Bishop Thomas L. Noa of Marquette and Auxiliary Bishop James G. Grif fP’ s of New York See has taken part increasingly in I N. affairs. It has done this, it said through direct represent tation at conferences of the Unit ed Nations and affiliated agen ties and through the addresses ol His Holiness Pope Pius XII to U.N. groups. Fr. Kelley's Appointment Highlights Activities The appointment of a new priest-director. Father John E. .Kelly, highlighted the activities of the N.C.W.C. Bureau of In formation during the year, ac cording to its annual report. Father Kelly is the bureau's first priest-director since 1953. The report was submitted by Bishop Lawrence J. Shehan of Bridgeport. Assistant to the Chairman of (he Administrative Board for the Bureau of Informa tion. The bureau also served as a a means of supplying informa tion about Catholic events of gen eral interest to secular newspa pers and radio apd television net works. Papal Documents Supplied by Office An important function of the Business Management office of the National Catholic Welfare Conference is the publication of pamphlets. its report pointed out. During the past year volume in this field increased 28T, and most of this increase was in papal documents, of which five new titles were printed. A 186 page booklet containing an English translation of the new Holy Week ordo. was printed and distribluted to the number of 46.000 copies. NCCS Helps Armed Forces Personnel The good the National Catholic Community Service has been en abled to do for the men and wom en of the U.S armed forces is “incalculable." the report of this agenev of the bishops declared. Submitted by Msgr. Howard Carroll, secretary of the NCC S board of trustees, the renort said that, as of June 30. 1956. there were 206 United Service Organi zations operations, 20 of which were overseas. Of the 148 opera tions designated to member agen cics. 35 are NCCS designations, including 29 operated hy the NCCS and six for which the NCCS supplies associate directors. Chnrcb Goes To Sea The purpose of the Apostle ship of the Sea is to provide spir itual and moral care for Catholic seafaring men. women and bovs. The National Catholic Apostle chin of the Sea Conference has associated with it eight Maritime Clubs throughout the United States In his annual report of the Anostleshlp. Auxiliary Bi^hon L. Abel Caillouet of New Orleans said that during the year covered by the report more than 205.000 seamen made use of the clubs connected with the National on ference. an increase of four thou sand over the preceding twelve months. Bishop Caillouet reported that many seamen are reluctant to make their confessions to their parish priest, hut consider that the chaplain connected with a Maritime Club knows life on the sea. and will be more understand ing In the past few years, there have been several vocations from members of lhe Apostleship. T1 ee former members were or dained last year, and another, a former ship’s captain, became a Benedictine lay brother There arc six former seamen now in seminaries. Armed Forces Religious Life is ‘Alive* A “quickening of religious life' among Catholics in the armed forces of the United States was noted last year, His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman. Mil itary Vicar, noted in his report for the Military Ordinariate. This encouraging circumstance was observed. His Eminence said, from the monthly reports of Ca- Thc report noted that the Holy tholic chaplains, and he attribut SINCLAIR LITHOLINE* Premium Grease ...Me r£AR£ -—...............■iiMumiM o/*.GnootA Drn/ihq No car will last forever... but, your car wtH last longer, ride more smoothly without squeals, if you will let us lubricate it every 1,000 miles with Sinclair uthoune premium oreasb. FINNERAN & FISCHER Oak and 6th Sts. CA. 4-1070 COLUMBUS, OHIO ed it to “the indefatigable work" of the chaplains, to the increase of lay retreat facilities and other spiritual helps made available to the chaplains, and to the large number of preaching missions Refugee Committee Wants*500 Children Thus far. under the various programs coveting the entrance of foreign children into this coun try The Catholic Committee for Rcfugees-NCWC has assisted in the immigration of 2.321 chil dren. In the year 1955-56. 500 new applications were being process ed. The committee is concerned with aiding orphan children and refugee priests. According to the re pod of Archbishop Francis P. Keough of Baltimore, chairman of the gov erning board of the committee, more than 500 displaced priests have been brought here by the committee and all are serving in various parishes in this country. During the year, the committee has worked to secyre broader and more adequate congressional action concerning immigration. CRS Says Some Refugee Progress Made Catholic Relief Services—Na tional Catholic Welfare Confer ence said in its report that “con siderahle progress" in solving the refugee problem has heen made through resettlement programs, but by no means has the problem been resolved. In the report, signed by Arch bishop Francis P. Keough of Bal timore. chairman of the CRS NCWC board of trustees, the re lief agency said "there are pock ets of new refugees demanding attention all over the world “In addition to some 250.000 displaced persons who have heen living in and out of camps since 1945. and who have the oldest claim on the conscience of the world, the most dramatic and most tragic situation involves the new escapees from behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains.” the report said. It said there were “steady streams" of refugees from behind both barriers. The report noted that the Refu gee Act of 1953 expires in De cembcr. 1956. and that without passage of new Federal legisla tion. refugee immigration in 1957 will be confined to those eligible under the Immigration and Na tinnality Act (McCarran Walter Act), which does not have strong provisions for bringing large numbers of persons into this country. In regard to shipment of relief materials, the report stated last year CRS-NCWC made 682 ship ments of food, clothing and medi cinals with a gross weight of SINCE 1885 When you sit lo eat yonr turkey, remember there are almost 900, 000 Arab refugtes from Palestine the Lord's fellow-country men—who are begging for a loaf of bread or a bowl of rice. Won’t LAND ROSARY made Ardently do SISTER ROMULA and SISTER PROTHESIA beg the good Lord to send them a benefactor. This year they began their two years’ training with the Clarist Sisters near Pallai, India. We need $150 each year to keep 85,000.138 pounds, or over 400, 000 tons, with a value of $128, 254 921. These shipments brought the total since 1943—when shipments began to 1,933.366.740 pounds with a value of $496,100,377, the report said. CRS-NCWC reported that fr distribution of Federal govern nienl surplus foods such as miHc cheese, butter, beans, rice, wheat and corn meal, it shipped last year 800.488 090 pounds, valued at $108,125,604. These shipments brought the total of food distributed since surplus food was first available in April. 1950. to 1.332.357.799 pounds with a value of $243,139. 218 the report said. 0 PAYS TO USE THE TIMES CIASSIFIEDS For Advertising Rates Write: AD DEPT CATHOLIC TIMES O BOX 636 COLUMBUS OHIO Serves 3 ways right at the Table! Makes delicious pancakes, wonderful toasted sand wiches or golden-brown waffles. New reversible grids—no grids to store. 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CHRISTMAS GIFTS MADE EASY—and more deeply significant. Arrange through us to have Mass offered by our missionaries for friend or relative Or give lo a mission chapel a sacred article in their name—like Mass Bell, $5: Mass Book, $25 Altar Stone, $10: Picture, $15 Chalice, $40 Altar. $75. Our NEW CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD will tell them We enclose with it PRESSED FLOWERS FROM THE HOLY LAND. THANKSGIVING DINNER olive seeds for RAF1Q has just entered lhe seminary in Beit Jala, one mile from Bethlehem. We need $100 a year for the essentials to train him during the next six years. The need for priests the Holy Land is very great. Won’t you help this poor lad by sending him thig yearly sum in any convenient payment? NO GIFT CAN ESCAPE GOD’S EYE. YOLTH CRIES OUT. We appeal this week tor new members odg DOLLAR-A-MONTH CLUB for our mission SCHOOLS. We call it the BAS1L1AN CLUB. The future of the Church is its young. Won't you help us train the future Church. Join by sending your mite today and ask a friend to join also. PLEASE. DEAR GOD UNCLEAN, UNCLEAN—Our Sisters at the leper hospitals la India have pressing needs everyday as they gal her their unfortunate patients. Have you a mite to send them? Our DAMIEN LEPER FUND is another MISSION CLUB lo aid this merciful work. Mem bers give $] monthly. Have you joined yet? Write ns for par ticulars -------—__________L ARRANGE MASbKS FOR YOUR OWN SOUL. ASK FOR OUR SUSPENSE CARD. (MlHear HstCDissionsj^i Sruwcit CerdiMel SpeWme*. Prvddsst Msgr. F*Hr P. Twsky. Nort S«Y CATHOLIC NiAR RAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION 480 Uxington Av«. at 46th St. N«w York 17, N. Y. failed. Unfavorable rains threaten this year’s crop. He must build a CHAPEL and SCHOOL for his 2,000 faithful. The people have given of their pov erty and are witling to do the work. He must you give yonr thanks io God by giving tbo price of a large turkey ($10). It will send to a refugee family a FOOD PACKAGE that will last them a whole week. Fr. 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