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Bishop Often Related Christian Principles To Everyday Life Aside from the many parish churches and schools he established, and numerous good works, Bishop Ready will probably be remembered best for his outstanding facility to make a speech A* an orator in the pulpit, guest speaker at a graduation ceremony, or in a public state ment, he had no equal in Central Ohio. He had an astonishing com mand of the language, as well as a wealth of ideas on subjects ex tremely important to society. When he talked, the community listened. The sacred permanence of mar riage, the sanctity of the home and the rights of children to a Christian education were among hs ivorite topics. His views on religious education, as an example were gxpressed in Msgr. (]asey First to Greet Bishop Ready Monsignor Joseph Casey, pas tor of St. Catharine's parish, Co lumbus, served the diocese of Co lumbus as chancellor in 1944 and officially greeted Bishop Ready at the banquet honoring the new prelate in Washington Monsignor Casey, in welcoming Bishop Ready, said: “It is difficult indeed to give adequate expres gion to the sentiments of deep and sincere joy that spring from our hearts on this occasion ... the solemn rites of this morning, which raised Monsignor Ready to the position and dignity he as sumes the high honors he has so richly merited. a little less than a year ego the mournful toll of the great bell of our Cathedral struck real sorrow into the hearts of the faithful of the di ocese with the passing of th* venerable prelate who had shepherded his diocese Bish op Hartley. “We [eel that our diocese is sin gularly blessed in the naming of a inan so well equipped to carry the burdens that are the lot of every Bishop “. and so, Io Your Excellen ty, we bring our warmest congrat vlations assurance of the friendliest welcome and un failing cooperation of the entire flergy, religious, and laity.” a talk at the cornerstone laying of Bishop Watterson High School. “We Americans would not wish to live in a country where God is banned, and the teaching of relig ion proscribed,” he asserted. As general secretary of the NCWC, he often appeared before congressional committees to rep resent the Catholic viewpoint on legislation, and proposals affect, ing education, immigration and federal housing. He denounced Facism, Nazism, and all totalitarian forms of gov ernment, and took Russia to task for its dealings with Poland when Russia was regarded as a United States ally in 1944. Copies Available This special memorial is sue of the Catholic Times is being mailed to all sub scribers. Additional copies of this issue honoring the memory of Bishop Ready may be secured at the of fice of the Catholic Times, 246 E. Town Street, Colum bus. BiMliop’rt Firat Ordinations Make Headlines Bishop Ready’s first ordination class made most of the country’s Catholic newspapers because of the presence of twin brothers—Rev. Bernard and Rev. Charles Jones. Rev. Bennett C- Applegate and Rev. Elmer Boyden completed the first class in February of 1945. First Confirmation At Lockbourne Air Bane Our lady, Queen of the Skies chapel, Ixickbourne airbase, was the scene o( the first confirmation class administered by Bishop Ready on May 4, 1945 Twenty airmen, four WACs and eight civilians made up the first class Five Deaneries Organized Bishop Ready organized the Deanery system into the Diocese on August 3, 1945. The Diocese is now divided into five deaneries. Discuss Church Welfare Bishop Ready, Archbishop Karl Aitor of Cincinnati and Amos Hollern, Executive Secretary of the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference discussed current problems of the Church in Ohio at the last OCWC meeting earlier this year. The bishop was a constant voice for the welfare of the working class and the safeguard of the moral wellbeing of •he community. Bishop elect Ready succeeded the late Bishop James J. Hartley, who hjd served as Ordinary of the Co lumbus Diocese for forty years prior to his death in Columbus on Jan 12, 1944 Bishop Hettinger, Auxiliary Rishop of Columbus, served the dio cese as administrator during the interim Bishop Ready had presided for nearly a decade over the head quarters of the National Catho lic Welfare Conerence. His par participation in various interna tional conferences had caused him to bo well-known in other countries. Archbishop Cicognani served s consecrator for Bishop elect Ready in St Matthew’s Cathedral in Wash ington Co-consecrators were Arch bishop John T. McNicholas, O.P., Cincinnati, and Bishop Edward F. Hoban, coadjutor of Cleveland. Edward Cardinal Archbishop Mooney of Detroit, preached the sermon at the consecration Monsignor Michael Ready al so served as secretary of the board of trustees of the National Cath olic Community Service (a U.S.O. agency) secretary of the board of trustees Of the War Relief Serv ices -NCWC president of the board of trustees of the National Catholic School of Social Service in Washington and a member of the board of directors of the Na tional Refugee Service. Inc, New York He had been called upon to ad dress national congresses and con ventions in every section of the country. In January of 1941, he gave the benediction at President Roosevelt's inauguration at the Capitol In 1942 he was selected to give the sermon at the national service held at the Catholic univer sity of America, commemorating the third anniversary of the coron ation of Pope Pius Xll He appeared often before com mittees of Congress to represent THE CATHOLIC TIMES Friday, May 3, 1957 Au Outstanding Orator Bishop Ready delivers the Juno commencement ad dress at Ohio State University in 1947. The Bishop never failed to give a Catholic viewpoint when ho thought moral injustice was being done. Bishop Was Well Known Before His Elevation Monsignor Michael J. Ready’s appointment as Bishop of the Columbus Diocese was announced Saturday, Nov. 18, 1944 by the Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, D.D., Apostolic Delegate, in Washington. At that time Monsignor Ready was serving as general secretary of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Washington and already was one of the most widely known clergymen in the United States^ the Catholic viewpoint on legisla tion and proposals affecting immi gration, education, federal housing and other matters of national im portance. His efforts on behalf of divinity and theological students for ex emption from military service, bore fruit when congress voted to exempt alt who fell under this classification. In 1943, on the silve jubilee of his priesthood, he received the con. gratulations of Pipe Pius XII and President Roosevelt. New Convents, 1945-1957 Sisters of St. Francis of the Blessed Sacrament, Portsmouth, 1956. Little Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, established U. S. provinci late in 1956 and convent on Olen tangy River Rd., Columbus. Sisters of St. Joseph of Colum bus established Motherhouse here in 1956. Villa Madonna, adjoining St. Charles College Seminry. Holy Family Convent, Columbus. Our lady of Peace Convent, Co lumbus. Holy Rosary Convent. Columbus. St. Nicholas Convent, Zanesville. St. John the Evangelist Con vent. Columbus. St. Joseph Convent, Dover. St. Mary Convent. Marion. St. Mary Convent, Lancaster. St. Mary Convent, Delaware. St. Vincent De Paul Convent, Mt. Vernon. St. Thomas the Apostle Convent, Columbus. Immaculate Conception Convent, Columbus. New High Schools From 1945-1957 Bishop Watterson —1953 (and teachers’ residence) Bishop Rosecrans, Zanesville, 1950 (merger of St. Thomas and St. Nicholas) Bishop Hartley—1957 Notre Dame, Portsmouth—1953 Two new high schools under construction in Marion and Newark. Tributes (Continued from page 5) must be all of those who knew him. The community became a bet ter place due to his efforts. My Christian love and sympathy to his friends, family and co-workers. I am deeply sorry.” Preston Wolfe, president, Dis patch Printing Co.: “Bishop Ready’s influence on Co lumbus and this Diocese is express ed not only in his Christian labors among his fellowmen, but in th® church, school and charitable mon uments erected during his tenure which will remain forever as me morials to his faith and devotion. “His passing is the personally felt loss of countless thousands of our citizens who were associated closely with him and held him in the highest esteem for his civia contributions.” Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, president University of Notre Dame: The priests, lay faculty, alumni, and students of Notre Dame bow in mourning .at word of Bishop Ready’s death. We join the faithful of the Diocese of Colum bus and with his admirers every where in fervent, grateful remem brances, -asking that he may en joy a bounteous eternal reward for his numberfess fruitful accomplish ments and his exemplary, priestly life as an outstanding leader of the Church. Please accept for your self and all of the Diocese our most affectionate, prayerful sym pathy in your great loss. Martin H. Work, executive direc tor National Council of Catholia Men: On behalf of our officers, members and staff of the National Council of Catholic Men, I extend to you, the priests and laity of th® Diocese of Columbus, our heartfelt sympathy on the death of our be loved Bishop Ready. He will be missed very much not only by the people in the Diocese but by NCCM in which he took such interest. Ha was a constant source of encour agement to our work in the lay apostolate. We have asked Monsig nor Carroll to say a special Mass for the repose of the soul of Bish op Ready. Archbishop Ieo Binz, Dubuque, Iowa: Archbishop Rohlman end Bishop Biskup join with me in extending heartfelt sympathy to your Excellency and to the bereav ed Diocese of Columbus. Will offer Mass for Bishop Ready earliest convenience. Mother Mary Romana, mother general: The Sisters of Charity mourn the loss of Bishop Ready. Mass will be offered here and alt the sisters join in prayer for the repose of the soul of this beloved prelate. Father Retian, national director Holy Childhood Association: It is with sincere regret that I learned yesterday of the death of Bishop Ready. I hasten to express my deep sympathy and that of the entire membership of the Holy Child hood. His Excellency was a real friend of the Association. It’s American branch cannot and never shall forget him. During the com ing week I will offer the Holy Sac rifice of the Mass for the eternal repost of Bishop Ready’s soul and shall recommend the same intent ion to the prayers of all the mem bers and promoters of the Holy Childhood. Mother Gonzaga: Our heartfelt sympathy to you and the priest® and faithful of the Diocese of Co lumbus in the loss of your, and their beloved Bishop, who i® gratefully remembered in the prayers of the Sisters. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass wilt be of fered in Stella Niagara for the re pose of the soul of his Excellency. Additional messages which ar® be received will be printed in th® regular edition of the Catholic ‘Time® published Friday, May 10.