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discusses the commercialism of Christmas this wook on page four. Vol. VI, No. 10 X. XML"*.- K Dedication of the new three and a half million dol lar addition to Good Samari tan Hospital, Zanesville will be held at 4 p.m. next Wed nesday, in the gymnasium of the Nurses Home. The seven-floor, L-shaped addition to the fifty-four-year-old hospital which is operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, was begun in December 1954, after a local fund raising drive. Bishop Ready will preside at the dedication ceremonies next Wednesday and will Rive the principal address, according to Roy V. Plummer, chairman of the dedication committee and the Advisory Board of the hos pital. Monsignor William E. Kappes, Diocesan director of charities, will offer the invocation which will be followed by an address by Governor and U.S. Senator elect Lausche. Dr. R. S. Martin, general chair man of the fund campaign, will speak for the Sisters, followed by Dr. J. Herbert Bain, president Crooksville Church Is Redecorated CROOKSVILLE Bishop Rea dy will offer a Pontifical Mass, at 10:30 a.m., and preside at cere monies in celebration of the re decoration of the Church of the Atonement here this Sunday. According to Fr. Andrew H. Hohman, pastor of the Crooks ville parish, the interior of the church hes been completely re decorated during the past year by the Lisk-owiak Studios of Milwaukee. The ceiling has been painted an off-white and the side walls are now grey, with a dark blue-grey wainscoting. On the wall in back of the Mgh altar and back of the statues of the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph are painted after a famous Venetian tapestry. This is a predominantly red back ground with gold leaf. The border between the ceiling and walls bears an “Alpha and Omega” design symbolizing that “God is the Beginning and End of all,” according to Fr. Hohman. Thd new altar was constructed of oak bv the Snider Flautt Lum ber Co., New Lexington. The new lectern is also made of oak. A beautiful gold tabernacle is on the main altar. Life size statues of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph are of sol id oak and were hand-carved in Switzerland. The figures in Sta tions of the Cross, which were al so done in Switzerland, are hand painted on copper after the style of Feuerstein. The frames are oak covered with gold leaf. Electrical work was done by Jack McGeevy of New Lexington. Light fixtures are wrought iron, octagon-s’iancd lanterns which wec d” 'coed b- Witold J. Lisk owiak. Tie sanctuary has Ram busch rcto-snots. Ove’’ t’5e entrance of the bap tistry are the symbols of the Sev en Sacranents. The wrought iron work in the baptistry was made and designed by Joseph Mc Greevy Sr. Flee coverings "ere installed by Bi in- ci’s of Lancaster. Plas tering v as done by Richard Houk of Crooksville. a Good Samaritan Hospital Zanesville S’/j-Million Dollar Addition Dedicates of the Good Samaritan Staff, who will speak for the medical staff. Zanesville Mayor Sherman Johnson will give the response on behalf of the city, followed by the main address by Bishop Ready. Blessing of the Hospital will take place in the lobby followed by Solemn Benediction in Sacred Heart Chapel. Open House Saturday and Sunday According to Sister Mary Vic tima, administrator of Good Samaritan an Open House for the general public will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 Bulgarian Kurteff Officially Under Arrest by Reds VATICAN CITY__ (Radio, NC) Bishop Cyril Kur teff, Apostolic Exarch for Bulgarian Catholics of the Byzan tine Rite and last free Bulgarian bishop, has been arrested in Sofia, it has been confirmed here Bishop Kurteff had already been described as “probably detained” in the Red Book of the Persecuted Church, which was published here in May, 1956, by the Commission for the Per secuted Church. Bishop Kurteff had been re ported in 1952 as having been arrested. It is now known that he had at that time been ex pelled from his residence, and that afterward he lived in a small room in the basement of the Sofia cathedral until he was arrested. The arrest of Bishop Kurteff leaves the Church in Bulgaria, long suffering under relentless but little publicized persecution, without any free bishops. In July, 1952, the Bulgarian Reds arrested Bishop Evgen Bas silkoff of Nikopol on various trumped-up charges. The following September the Bishop was tried, with 39 priests, nuns and laymen, on charges of “spying for the Vatican, possess ing firearms, and spreading re actionary and anti-popul-ar propaganda” Bishop Bassilkoff and three Assumptionist priests were sen tenced to death. Since that time there has been no certain news of him. It had earlier been reported that he was being detained in an insane asy lum, but now not even that re port may be held entirely cred itable. Bishop Ivan Romanoff, Vicar Apostolic for Sofia and Plovdiv, was arrested by the Reds around the time of Bishop Bassilkoff’s “trial” and was summarily con demned to imprisonment without any legal formality. A Red Bul garian judge sentenced the Bis hop. who was then 72 years old, Local Notre Dame Club Holds Family Communion The Notre Dame Alumni Club of Columbus will hold its annual Family Communion, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.. in St. Joseph’s Ca thedral. Fr. John Doll of Notre Dame University, will be the principal speaker at the break fast at Kuennings Restaurant I .following the Mass. ___________________ Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, December 7,1956 and 16, 9 a.m. urttil noon, 1:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sister Victima said the Sisters, student nurses, graduates, mem bers of the Charity Circle and the Auxiliary of the Medical Acad emy will conduct tours through the modern 224 bed unit. The new building is the work of Dan A. Carmichael, archi tect Columbus Knowton Con struction Company, Bellefon taine the Limbach Company and the Electrical Contractors, Inc., Columbus. Besides the new bed space the addition houses operating rooms, delivery rooms, nurseries, office Bishop to 20 years imprisonment. He died in prison within six months. The arrest of Bishop .Kurteff is the latest tragic event in a seven year period of frequent ly occurring tregedies for Bul garian Catholics. 57,000 Ro Bulgaria’s Of these In 1949 there were man a o 1 i.c s in 8.000,000 population. (Continued on Page 2) V I The Caniolic Times space, emergency suite, physical therapy, X-ray and children’s de partments plus pharmacy and laboratory sections. Good Samaritan History The Hospital had its beginning in a 13-room frame structure built at the request of Mrs. Mar garet Blue, one of Zanesville’s philanthropists, in memory of her invalid daughter. It was incorpor ated as the Margaret Blue Sani tarium in September of 1895. Franciscan Sisters By 1900 the Board of Directors had turned the operation of (he hospital over to the Franciscan Sisters and the nuns had enlarg ed the facilities by purchasing Brush family land and George T. Orr land plus several other lots. On Juna 27, 1902, Bishop Moeller then Bishop of Colum bus, dedicated a 12-room addi tion formally naming it the Good Samaritan Hospital. In 1906 Bishop Hartley dedi cated another addition, costing seventy thousand dollars. A year earlier the nursing (Continued on Page 2) Entrance Exam For St. Charles Saturday Dec. 15 The entrance examination for St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 E. Broad St., will be given at the school Satur day, December 15, 1956, at 1 p.m. Any eighth grade boy who is planning to enter St. Char les in September 1957 is elig ible to take the examination. 'w'"' dear Brethren: The past eventful weeks in Hungary and Eastern Europe given good evidence .of your fervent Catholic spirit. Your and prayers have brought great edification to us and untold solation to anguished people. In the Church, the Mystical y of Christ, we are members one of another. If one suffers all suffer. In reply to the numerous inquiries made by tors and the Faithful, I assure you that gifts of money or hing will b. received at the Bishop's Office at the Chancery, East Broad Street, Columbus, or the Catholic Welfare eau, 246 East Town, Columbus, for sending directly to the holic Relief Services, N.C.W.C. now operating in Austria Hungarian refugees and throughout other countries in Eu t, Asia and Africa for poor suffering people. This i$ the opt of the United States official world wide agency for ef of distress among persecuted and needy .people. It works ler direction of the Holy Father and the recognized universal ritabfe agencies in the Holy See. We earnestly solicit your alms and prayers for the brave pie now enduring untold hardships because ef their desire religious and civil liberty. We should try to match their cour with our sacrifices. Pastors are requested to arrange suitable novenas and ether otions asking God's help in the present crisis and pleading His consolations to the many victims of Communist cruelty, request, too, homes for the refugees among our cherished holic families. With my blessing, Some of these messages—one from a youth about to be exe cuted—have now been brought into Austria. One 16-year-old girl named Ilonka wrote her mother: "The last 48 hours have been frightful ones, and it seemed a* if we wouldn't be able to live through it The night of interminable nightmare spent in the wagon will never leave my memory. We were lit erally packed in the wagons, the air suffocating. My dear Mother, I can't write any more. Will I ever see you again?" The picture emerging from the messages is that the initial de portations were made the week following the springing of the Soviet trap in Hungary on No- Forty-eight year-old St. Ladislaus parish church (left) was torn down this past week to make way for the new church which will be con structed immediately according to Father Francis Riehl, pastor. The new structure which will be completed in about six to eight months, will seat approxi mately 500 parishoners and will cost nearly 200 thousand dollars. General contractor for the new church will be Kent Brothers while Carlisle Plumbing and Devotedly in Christ MICHAEL J. READY Bishop of Columbus ‘We Were Packed in Wagons’ Messages From Behind Iron Curtain Prove Hungarians Deported GRAZ. Austria (NC) While the Kremlin and its parrots in the satellites have been charting “no deporta tions from Hungary, no deportations from Hungary,” refugees still trickling into Austria have evidence to the contrary: pitiful messages from their loved ones now in CP’Jlivily the Soviet Union. The Hungarian patriot* who were deported in sealed rail read car* were for the most part young men and women, some' of them girls of 16 and 17. The messages were given to parents and loved ones by members of a group of about 40 who returned. Wounded and too weak for manual labor, they were shipped back to Budapest, after being screened by Soviet doctors. Many brought messag es written by their compatriots on odd scraps of paper. vember 4. Soviet secret police rounded up hundreds of Hun garian youth at a time, took them to the restored A.V.O.H. (Hungarian secret police) head quarters then off prison in toon. for interrogation, and to the Gellert Hill Buda to await deporta- they were taken to the Thence railway station at Cegled in army trucks guarded by Red Army tanks. At Cegled they were herded into a special tram and taken by way of Szolnok. Debre cen and Zahony to Uzhgorod, the former Hungarian town of Ung var annexed to the Soviet Ur raine in 1945. The messages bear this out. A girl who had been attending an arts college in Budapest sent following to her parents: “At the Uzhgorod railroad tion, as the boys passed by wagon door, they bade us good bye. The sight was tragic. Many of the young freedom-fighters were badly beaten by guards “I saw 'oung boys unable to walk one strong student was beaten so terribly that he was moaning in the wagon. Many young workers had their hands bound behind their baeks. A priest also had his hands bound (Continued on Page 2) Construction Begins on New St. Ladislaus Parish Church, As 48-Year-Old Structure Is Leveled Heating and the Electric Power and Heating will complete the sub-contracts. Mass is being offered in the school during the construction. The parish which was organized by Father Robert Paulovics at the request of Bishop Hart ley in 1908 was originally predominantly made up of people of Hungarian descent. The school which was opened in 1917 in a frame building is now in a beautiful brick struc ture, with a 350 student capacity, which was com- RO Bishop Hits Movie Code Advertising Fr. Sullivan Observes Golden Jubilee Father William Sullivan, chap lain of the Shrine of St Theresa. 5277 East Broad Street, yesterday celebrated the fiftieth anniversa ry of his ordination. A Solemn Mass, attended by Bishop Ready and several mem bers o* the Diocesan clergy, fol lowed by a quiet reception, mark ed the Golden ordination jubilee of Father Sullivan who was born Fr. Sullivan in Cleveland and attended ele mentary and high school in To ledo. Fr. Sullivan attended Notre Dame University during the last decade of the nineteenth century and St. Mary s Seminary, Balti more. Md. He was ordained by Bishop Hartley. December 7. 1906. Fr. Sullivan has served as as sistant parish. and at town. the sta our pastor of Holy Family pastor at McConnelsville Crooksville and Johns- He served as chaplain at St. Joseph Academy before his ap pointment in January. 1952. to his present post at the Shrine. Holy Dav Dec. 8 Saturday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immacul ate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. A I I Catholics must attend Mass. Remember Christmas is Christ's Birthday Send Christmas Cards with a religious theme. Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yeer Asks Everyone to Renew Legion of Decency Pledge In a letter to all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese, to be read at all Masses, Sunday. December 9, Bishop Ready struck out at those factions which promote lewd movies and urged everyone to renew the Legion of Decency pledge. “The Catholic rejoices”, the Bishop said “in the sin lessness of the Virgin Mary and pours forth its gratitude to God for His Providence in giving us Our Immaculate Mother,” on Le gion of Decency Sunday which is annually held on the Sunday with in the octave of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I condemn indecent and im moral motion pictures, and those which glorify crime or criminals. I promise to do all that I can to strengthen public opinion against the production of in decent and immoral films, and to unite with all who protest them. I acknowledge my obligation to form a right conscience about pictures that are dan gerous to my moral life. As a member of the Legion of De cency, I pledge myself to re main away from them. I prom ise. further, to stay away alto gether from places of amuse ment which show them as a matter ot policy. “for men and women who lov ingly call upon such a Mother.” the Bishop continued, “there will be a .ready response to condemn the lewdness and vulgarity which unfortunately characterize much of the Hollywood p’ oduct.” Hitting out at those “greedy and unprincipled men" who would ruin “such a fine modi (Continued on Page 2) Confirmation For Adults At Cathedral The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Ready at 3 p.m.. December 16. at St. Joseph Cathedral to any adult in Franklin County who has not yet received the sacrament. Any adult Catholic who has pot received this sacrament for one reason or another is urged to con tact his pastor so that instruc tions may be given prior to the rehearsal and instruction at 7:30 p.m. on December 9 in the Ca thedral. Those being confirmed will be required to have their baptismal certificates at the time of re hearsal. pleted in 1950. The students are taught by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky. The new church (architect’s drawing, lower right) will have an unusual glass front with two beams forming a cross above the doorway. An additional wing may be added to ths new church if expansion is necessary in the fu ture, Father Riehl said. Fr. Riehl, right, center below, and Fr. Fran cis Miller, assistant pastor, rip the first board from the old church.