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•Bason of Advent, the time for preparing for the coming of the Christ Child. Many organizations are joining together to 'combat the increased commercialization of Christ’s Birthday. 'The poster published at the right will be posted across the United States, to remind us of the true mean ing of Christmas. In this Diocese the. Council of Catholic Women has arranged for severai appearances on local ra dio and television programs to promote the theme “Christmas is Christ’s Birthday.” Also planned are several na tivity scenes in various business establishments in the diocese. The DCCW has sent the follow ing suggestions for the proper preparation for Christmas to its individual parish organizations. 1. Use Advent to prepare for the coming of Christ by entering into the liturgical spirit of the Church which wisely urges us to nae this season as a time of “fast ing before the feast” and not "feasting before the feast.” Wait "Juit Among Ourselves" Looks At Christmas Cards On Page 4 Vol. VI, No. 9 Diocesan Group Prepares to Receive Hungarian Families Local People Offer To Help More Than 50 Refugees To Resettle Here Last week the Resettlement Committee of the Diocese of Columbus heard an up-to-date report on the status of the Diocesan Resettlement Program especially as it affects Hungarian Refugees. Fr. Lawrence Corcoran, in charge of the program, told the committee that offers re ceived so far will provide homes for over fifty people. Among these are provisions for four teen children. Additional offers are continuing to come in and this figure is expected to be doubled or even tripled. Besides this, many offers of jobs have been forthcoming. Members of the Resettlement Committee are representatives of Diocesan organizations and interested individuals. They are: Father Frank Riehl, pastor of St. Ladislaus, Father Robert Schmidt, pastor St. Agnes, Lucy Ambroski, Mrs. John M. Caren, Mrs. James Charles, Richard Evans, Mrs. Melvin Koetz, Paul J. Lynch, Lawrence Murnane, Mrs. Frank Vogel and Mrs. Arthur Wiles. Plans were outlined to obtain additional help for Hungarian Refugees. Father Riehl reported that his parishoners will provide for several families. They will meet this week to form commit tees to act as interpreters, to provide emergency shelter and to find homes for the expected immigrants. Miss Ambroski, Mrs. Charles (Continued on Page 2) Local Benefit Gives $1500 To CRS It was announced this week that half of the proceeds from an “Open House” at Ilonka’s Provincial House, 4040 E. Broad St., Columbus, have been forwarded to Father Fa bian Flynn of the Catholic Re lief Services in Austria to £e used for Hungarian Refugees. Mrs. Frances Conti, proprie tor of Ilonka’s, whose parents were born in Hungary, said that $3000 was received at the benefit which was sponsored by several civic leaders, in cluding, Bishop Ready, Rep. John Vorys and Mayor Sensen brenner. The other halfsof the pro ceeds was forwarded to the In ternational Red Cross in Aus tria. The largest Mission Sun day Collection, in the history of the Diocese was registered this year, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith of fice announced this week. Mora than 37 thousand dol lars has baan tabylatad which Is an incraasa of tan par cant •ver last yaar's total. This is “proof that charity and seal ara hallmarks of tha Faith in this Diocasa," according to Fr. Jamas Kulp, diecasan diractor of tha Sociaty for tha Propaga tion of tha Faith. *St. Joseph Cathedral parish led in the annual collection with a donation of $1525 with St. Mary fanizations Band To ing (“fasting”) and longing for something which is good, and which you know j)ou will receive (in this case the joys of Christ mas) will make the reward all the more welcome and satisfying. t. As an aid to bringing this i spirit into the home, use the Ad- I vent Wreath. 3. Include in your Christmas I program the Blessing of the I Christmas Tree and the Blessing of a Christmas Crib for the home. 4. Make the Crib, not the tree, the center of attraction in your home, club, or place of business. Let the entire family participate in building the stable, painting the figures, arranging the back ground, etc. 5. If you drive a car, display the “Christmas is Christ’s Birth day” auto stickers. Who knows I but what this tiny appeal may I help to put Christ back Jn1o some lonely heart this Christmas. 6. Buy and send only Christmas I greeting cards symbolizing the true meaning of Christmas (Na tivity, etc.) to all friends, rela tives and business associates, I whether they have any religious Card. Mindszenty Again Under Fire Aide Arrested VIENNA—The Hungarian Red regime has followed the arrest of a priest described as the sec retary to His Eminence Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty with a re newed attack on the Primate of Hungary. It waa reported that Father Egon Turchany, a refugee soak ing asylum in Austria, was seized in Hungary, and that he had.a message from Cardinal Mindszenty for His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. (Cardinal Spellman, in a be tween-planes stop in Seattle en route to Manila, said he knew nothing about such a message “If the priest did have a message for me, it was no crime,” he said.) The charge against Father Tur chany was not known. Nor was there any indication of the sub stance of the message which Car dinal Mindszenty allegedly spnt to Cardinal Spellman from his refuge in the U.S. Legation in Budapest. Meanwhile, the official Hun garian communist newspaper Szabad Nep called the Cardinal “a typical representative of the Horthy fascism” who “wanted to end socialist construction and the people’s power.” It accused him of being a too] of the “reaction ary forces” in Hungary and said he had “openly explained the aims of the counterrevolution” in a radio address November 3. o——------------ Sunday Masses Set for St. Philip Masses will be offered for St. Philip the Apostle parish ioners at 9 and 11 a.m. this Sunday in the Courtwright School, 1712 Courtwright Rd., according to Fr. Louis Hoff man, pastor of the newly form ed parish in the southeast end of Columbus. St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Leads in Total Donations Mission Sunday Collection Was Largest In History of Diocese Fr. Kulp Says parish, Lancaster, giving $1470 to finish second in total donations. Christ the King parish and St. Francis parish, Newark, were third and fourth place respective ly in total offerings, followed by Holy Rosary, Holy Redeemer, Portsmouth, St. James the Less, St. Catharine, St. Agatha and St. Marv Magdalene. On a per capita basis St. Luke parish, Danville, St. John perish. Logon, St. Peter parish, Wheelersburg, St. Bernard par ish, Corning, and Sacred Hoort, Milford Center, deserve extra ordinary credit, according to Father Kulp. The Society for the Propaga-J aid.’ Pictured h»r« is the official poster of the "Christmas is Christ's Birthday" campaign designed to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. Advent, a time for preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ, begins this Sunday. Christmas is ffihristi Birthday COME,LET US ADORE HIM Annual Collection For Pope, Catholic University This Sunday The annual collection for .the Holy Father and the Catholic University of America at Washington, D.C. will be taken up this Sunday at all Masses in the Diocese. Bishop Ready in a letter to all pastors of the Dioceses reminded that “the response given to this yearly appeal, manifests the love and esteem our people for the Vicar Christ, Pope Pius XII.” of of Money sent to the Pope as result of the annual collection is used by the Holy Father to continue "his extensive works of charity throughout the world," the Bishop said. “Literally thousands of unfor tunate peoples are depending up on the assistance and generosity of the Sovereign Pontiff,” Bishop Ready noted, “as a result of the Communist terrorism in Central Europe and the war in the Mid dle East.” The Bishop also noted* the needs of the Catholic Universi ty of America, saying, "Almost tion of the Faith, which sponsors the annual collection, forwards it to the Holy Father for distribu tion to needy areas of the world. The Pope will return 40 per cent of the amount received to the home missions in the United States and Alaska. Foreign mis sions will receive 51 per cent of the annual collection and nine per cent is earmarked for the Ho ly Land area where the Church has been handicapped. Missionaries the world over continually express, according to Father Kulp, “their prayerful gratitude to the Catholics of the United States for this essential The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, November 30, 1956 every diocese and religious or der in the United States has benefited from the high stand ards of this center of Catholic culture." “Due to the University’s pro gram of aid lo worthy students and special rates to seminarians, brothers and sisters, together with the rising costs and increas ing demands for improvement of facilities, the needs are indeed critical.” The Catholic University, found ed by the U. S. bishops in 1887, is internationally known and is a charter member o' the Associ ation of American Universities and is accredited by many aca demic and professional bodies. --------------o------------------ Ohio State Faculty Member Honored ST. LOUIS—(NC)—A two-day Founders’ Day celebration here marked the 138th anniversary of St. Louis University, which is operated by the Society of Jesus. Six alumni of the school re ceived merit awards for dis tinguished service. This year’s recipients included: Auxiliary Bishop Leo C. Byrne of St. Louis, Clarence A. Bau man, a member of the univers ity’s physical education depart ment Thomas J. Boland, probate judge in St. Louis Brig Gen. Neal A. Harper, faculty member of Ohio State University Dr. Al bert Kuntz, director of the uni versity’s anatomy department, and Walter F. Vieh, assistant chancellor in charge of business affairs at the University of Pitts burgh. Combat Commercialization of HELPING PACK CLOTHES for the needy in Europe this week were (I. to r.) Fr. Jernes Haag, assis tant pastor, St. Mary parish, Columbus Harold Thursh, Conrad Schoss and in the background William Bond and A. J. Rueckel all of St. Mary. Many parishes re ported a record total of clothing collected. Clothing Drive Should Pass Last Year’s Total Chairman Reports Pastors of the Columbus Diocese this week reported that donations of clothing for overseas will top last year’s record contributions to the Bishops’ Thanksgiving Clothing Campaign both in amounts and in quality. Early reports from the 94,914 pounds collected in 1955 will be exceeded by at least 15,000 pounds, according to Msgr. William E. Kappes, Diocesan Di rector of Charities and of the campaign. Director Parish, cartons Typical is St. Mary Columbus, where 65 weighing 2,250 pounds were shipped in 1955 and already 93 cartons weighing an estimated 3,200 pounds have been pre pared for shipping. Speaking of the response of his parishioners, Msgr. Edmund Burkley. Pastor of Saint Mary’s, said: “The people know that their gifts of coats and suits and un derclothing are needed badly by the victims of oppression espe cially those from Hungary where the people have been forced to flee without anything. The char ity of our people is inspiring.” The plan for the clothing campaign in the Diocese calls for the parishes outside Colum bus to ship their clothing di rectly to the National Catholic Welfare Conference—Catholic Relief Services' warehouse in New York, while the Columbus parishes will bring their col lections to the Eastern Motor Dispatch warehouse on Dec. 5 for joint shipment to New York. Meanwhile reporting from his New York Headquarters. Msgr. Edward Swanstrom Executive Secretary of the Catholic Relief Services, N.C.W.C., wrote that materials including clothing from last year's campaign and large supplies of medicines have al ready been sent to Austria to aid the Hungarian refugees. A total of 900 bales of clothing was rushed from Vienna to the 102 parishes show that the Hungarian border two weeks ago, he wrote, and the United States government approved transfer of N.C.W.C. surplus food stocks in Germany, France, Austria. Italy, Spain and Portugal, to meet the emergency. Catholic Relief Serv ices—N.C.W.C. has been working closely with the Austrian Gov ernment and the Caritas organiza tion of the Austrian Catholic Bishops to provide food and clothing and to secure emergency shelter in Austria for the refu gees. Catholic Relief Services—N. C.W.C. is also helping in the (Continued on Page 2) Administrator, St. Anthony’s Hospital has a new administrator. Sister M. Bathildis, S.P.S.F. She assumed her duties there last week, succeeding Sister M. Bernardine,’ S.P.S.F., in an exchange of hospital administra tion posts. Sister M. Bathildis came here from Dayton, where she was administrator of St. Eliza beth's Hospital for the last six years. After eight and a half years as administrator of St. Anthony’s Hospital, Sister M. Bernadine went to Dayton to become admin istrator of St. Elizabeth’s. Sister M. Bathildis has been in the hospital administration Christ’s Birthday affiliations or not. Resolve not to send any other kind. The cards you send will reflect the sinceri ty of the sender by their beauty in both appearance and thought expressed. Keeping this resolve alone will be a big help in “Put ting Christ Back into Christmas’" and into the hearts of men. 7. When doing your regular neighborhood shopping perhaps you might casually suggest to your grocer, druggist, etc., that it would be very nice if he would consider including in his holiday displays the Nativity scene or something akin to it. If you your self are in business, try to in clude in your advertising and dis plays something to remind your patrons of the true meaning of Christmas. Encourage the use of package stickers with the nativity scene and message. 8. In giving gifts, give them in the spirit of the Giver of Gifts Whom we are honoring. Tuck in an offering of an extra prayer, Mass, some religious article, book mark. And in planning your gift list, why not include someone who is unable to reciprocate— (Continued nn Page 2) Hungary because the Soviets oppose it." The L’Osservatore Romano ed itorial pointed out that the dif ference between the crises in Hungary and’the Middle East is that in Hungary human princi ples are being trampled upon. Painting a picture of the Hun garian situation in bold strokes, the editorial said: “A genocide has been carried out despite all requests to stop it Deportations have been equal to, if not worse than, those of the persecuted Jews under Nazism ... A part of Europe has been transformed into a Katyn grave. “All the while the men respon sible for these inhuman crimes sit with representatives of civil ized people and deride the au thority of the organization to which they also belong. Although they deny it, they have even is sued orders aimed at maintain ing an armed occupation which they forbid to others, and they continue killings and deporta tions never carried out by oth ers.” Even though it shows itself in an attempt to restrain wid ening of the conflict, moral weakness certainly humiliates Waverly Pastors Father Dies Solemn Mass was offered in St. Agatha parish, Cleveland last Tuesday for Mr. Frank Wise, fa ther of Fr. Kenneth F. Wise, pas tor of St. Mary parish, Waverly. Besides Father Wise, Mr. Wise is survived by his wife, Cather ine, and two daughters, all of Cleveland. Sister M. Bernadine Goes to Dayton, St. Elizabeth St. Anthony Hospital Appoints New Public Relations Head field for 35 years. Before serv ing at Dayton, she was admin istrator of St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy, III. She is a regis tered pharmacist, a registered medical librarian, a graduate accountant, and a member of the American College of Hos pital Administrators. Sister M. Bernadine has a B.S. degree in nursing, is a register ed nurse, and recently was ac corded the honor of becoming a fellow in the American College of Hospital Administrators. In honor of the new adminis trator of St. Anthony's, a recep tion was held last Friday after noon. followed by a breakfast re ception the next morning for the The following programs have been arranged by the DCCW. according to Mrs. Mary Capretta, chairman of the Radio-television committee, to promote the true observance of Christmas. The DCCW sug gests that you write the sta tions involved thanking them for cooperating in this project. Dec. 17, WTVN-Radio, 12:30 pm.. Sky Room. Watterson High Glee Club. Dec. 18, WBNS-TV, 1:00 p. m., Kitchen Fair, Mrs. Robert Stover. WTVN-Radio, 12:30 p. m., Sky Room, St. Mary’s Boys’ Choir. Dec. 19. WTVN Radio. 12.30 p.m., Sky Room, Mt. Car mel Student Nurses’ .Choir. WLW-C-TV, 2:00 p.m., Notes and Notions, St. Mary’s Boys’ Choir. Dec. 20. WTVN-Radio, 12:30 p.m., Sky Room. Christ the King Boys Choir. WRFD-Radio, 11:10 a m., Your Home. Mrs. Frank Van Holte. Dec. 21, WTVN-Radio, 12:30 pm, Sky Room. St. Dominicas Boys’ Choir. Read "Another Church Year" On Page 4 Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year Vatican Paper Urges Action For Hungary L‘Osservatore Sa vs United Nations Should Stop Genocide VATICAN CITY (NC) The Vatican City daily, L’Osservatore Romano, has asked the United Nations to deal with the Hungarian problem with the same energy that it used in the conflict in the Middle East. The editorial echoes a charge which the Vatican Radio had made a week earlier when it criticized the West with these words “You can sand an intarna tional police force to the Suez, but you cannot send one to the United Nations L’Ossorva tore declared. Still more, it added, it humiliates the civili zation that must stand at the mercy of an iniquitous and bloody arbiter. This arbitrary power grows more conceited and convinced that it can go on committing the same crimes, the longer its crimes go unpunished, the editor ial said. Little by little it will grow bolder acknowledge barriers. and harder. It will even fewer moral day the L’Osserva- The same tore editorial appeared, the Vat ican Radio repeated its insist ence that the United Nations should take action in Hungary. Almost daily for a month the ra dio station has hammered away at this same idea: “The United Nations is the on ly competent international force which can handle the problem. Its primary and pressing task is to have justice done in Hungary. The world is waiting.” Confirmation For Adults At Cathedral The Sacrament of Confirma tion will be administered by Bishop Ready at 3 p.m., De cember 16, at St. Joseph Ca thedral to any adult in Frank lin County who has not yet re ceived the sacrament. Any adult Catholic who has not received this sacrament for one reason or another is urged to contact his pastor so that instructions may be given prior to the rehearsal and in struction at 7:30 p.m. on De cember 9 in the Cathedral. Those being confirmed will be required to have their bap tismal certificates at the time of rehearsal. night shift employes. In another edminist a 11 v change at St. Anthony's, David Luckhaupt was appointed re cently to succeed Jack Zuber as assistant administrator and public relations director. Mr. Luckhaupt is a 1950 grad uate of the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University. For the last three and a half years he served at Grant Hospital as pur chasing agent and chief pharma cist. Previously he served two years in the Army Medical Serv ice Corps. Mr. Zuber left St. Anthony’s Hospital to assume similar duties at the State Hospital on W. Broad St.