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Discusses Smear Of Durkin This Week On Page Four. Vol. VI, No. 33 Buying Power May Determine Fate Of Catholic Press Bishop Gorman Tells CPA Not To Neglect Advertising ST. LOUIS—The buying power of Catholics will decide the future of the Catholic press. Catholic journalists, while striving constantly for tech nical and professional advance, must not neglect the field of advertising. These sober warnings were is sued here by Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas-Fort Worth. The Bishop, Episcopal Chairman of the Press Department of the National ference, dress tn vention Association. Catholic Welfare Con gave the keynote ad the 47th annual con of the Catholic Press The Bishop charged that, up to now, the large advertiser has ignored the Cathoiic press as a means of reaching the Catholic market. He called for breaching of "this wall of separation." “You must strive to awaken our clergy and Religious to the stern fact that their buying pow er will decide the fate of the Catholic press,” Bishop Gorman told the Catholic editors, publish ers and business managers gath ered here from all sections of the country. Bishop Gorman began his key note talk, at a luncheon session of the convention, by pointing to the need that the Catholic press has for technically trained jour nalists. He also emphasized the requirements that the editorial content of Catholic publications be based on sound philosophical and theological principles ap plicable to the events of our times. “Catholic journalists have an other field—that is the area of advertising," he then reminded. "Catholic journalists must bring homo to Catholics-— clerical, Religious and lay— their role in solving this diffi cult problem. “Large advertisers, national and local, will tell you they don’t need to reach you through our publications. The national secular magazines and local daily papers are read by the same peo ple who read our publications. They give us a few charity ads and buy off large Catholic buy ers with donations and gifts. "Yet, the Catholic market is huge. Our dioceses, our schools, our hospitals, our institutions, our parishes, to say nothing of our millions of families with all their needs purchase unbeliev able quantities of goods every year. “By and large the advertiser up to now has ignored the Cath olic press as a means of reaching this market. In the centers of (Continued on Page 2) ‘This Isn’t Censorship’ Customs Men Stop Lewd Literature From Entering U.S United States, illegellV- And there are those booksell ers, newspapers, individuals— for whom "some" is not enough. They want it all. This much is background for a report on a visit to U.S. Cus toms Bureau headquarters in San Francisco. Object: To hear from Customs Collector Chester MacPhee, and members of his staff, the government’s side of the controversy over restrictions on entry of obscene literature into this country. The controversy in this area stems from Customs seizure of a book shipment to a local book filer. News stories and head ines have more than hinted that MacPhee and staff are dabbling in censorship. “Censorship? Absol u e I y not," said Mr. MacPhee. "Some people have a holy regard for that word, I know, but it does not apply here. Let's got a couple of things straight. “First, when we seize obscene literature we’re simply doing an administrative job the Cus toms Bureau has had, under Federal law, for nearly a cen tury. Not until recent years did anyone think of calling us cen sors. “Second, I’m sure that the current complainers have no idea what kind of 'filth we’re stopping. Maybe they’d change their minds if they took time to Vacuous Nothing’ ______________ o Substitute Movie Bill Recommended A “vacuous” substitute bill against undesirable movies has been recommended for passage by the Senate Education Commit, tee of the Ohio state legislature. Sen. Gordon Renner, who op posed the bill, referred to it as “a vacuous nothing.” The meas ure was introduced by Sen. Del bert E. Latta. It is a substitute for a bill sponsored by Sen. An drew C. Putka and Sen. Robert R. Shaw, which attempted to spell out what constitutes objec tionable materials and films. The Putka-Shaw bill was in troduced after Ohio movie cen sorship was killed a little over two the was too vague in its definition. The ................................. more than 25 years. years ago on grounds that state’s old censorship law old law had been in effect Senators Putka and Shaw ask ed that their names not be kept on the substitute measure. The Putka-Shaw bill had the indirect support of the Ohio Ca tholic Welfare Conference. At a meeting in March the conference said that “wide and vigorous public support” should be be hind “efforts of legislators to safeguard decency in all public exhibitions in film and printed matter.” Last month the City and Coun ty Movie Council of Defiance, enlisted the aid of some 25 affil iated organizations in supporting the Putka-Shaw bill. The substitute measure was passed by an 8-3 vote of the sen ate Education Committee. It takes a circuitous approach to the problem of lewd and other wise undesirable films. The bill would permit the at torney general to investigate the showing of a film that he con siders either obscene or inciting to riot or other criminal acts. The attorney general would then petition the Franklin County Common Pleas court to ban the showing of the film. Prior to any action by the court, a hearing would be held before a jury. By Jim Kelly SAN FRANCISCO (NC) It’s strong enough turn a well man’s stomach. It’s straight, unadulterated, rotten filth, disgorged by mental sewers of Paris, London, and other European cities, only because it’s printed in It passes for literature book form. Some of It Is gotting into the have a look—and so far nobody has’ including newspapers. “What we haul out of the (Continued on Page 2) i r-'V-* iPER DIVISION X\ I TATE M'JSEUii Edward Cardinal Mooney, Archbishop of Detroit, officiated at the graveside rites for Bishop Ready on May 8. Left to right are Fr. Hubert Rubeck, pastor of Holy Redeemer parish, Portsmouth, Monsignor Joseph Casey, pastor of St. Catharine parish, the Cardinal, Monsignor Roland By William E. Ring CINCINNATI a k of leadership among laymen was deplored here by Albert J. Sattler, retiring president of the National Council of Catholic Men, at the organi zation’s biennial convention. “This is the time when the Church requires more leadership than ever before,” Mr. Sattler, a New York City attorney said. “We do not have sufficient Catholic leaders, not enough men to go out and work and take over responsibility. “If we do not get that leader ship, we eventually will face the same situations which have con fronted those in the countries be hind the Iron Curtain. It would have been a different story if the Catholic men there had faced up to their responsibili ties.” Mr. Sattler emphasized the importance of the leadership training programs in Catholic Action which the National Coun cil of Catholic Men today is sponsoring in various fields. The convention was opened formally with a Mass for the delegates offered in St. Louis Church by Auxiliary Bishop Clar ence G. Issenmann of Cincinnati. At a meeting of the executive committee, it was voted that the first military council of Catholic men in the European theater shall be formed this year. The organizational arrangements for it will be made on June 8 and 9 in Berchtesgaden, Germany. to Martin Work, NCCM executive director, will fly to Europe to complete the arrangements. The new council is expected to bring some 1,000 men into the NCCy. Mr. Work will be assisted by Thomas Hinton, executive direc- I ’I o ■J|Pr His Holiness Pope PiuuXII, seated at right on the throne chair in the Hall of Benediction in Vatican City, listens with ’t'W- w Pope Attends Concert The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, May 17, 1957 Cardinal Officiates At Graveside Rites Lack Of Leadership Deplored By Retiring NCCM President tor of the National Catholic Com munity Service, who was a speak er at the convention here, and John Mulholland, NCCM field services director. Mr. Work stated that the ef forts of the national office in the training of Catholic lay lead ers will be stepped up during the next two years. He said it is apparent that there is a lack of skilled leader ship. He stressed the importance of Catholic lay leaders engaging in affairs of their individual com munities. One of the highlights of the convention, which brought to gether some 1,200 delegates rep resenting nearly 9-million men in 8,600 organizations throughout the nation, was a session at which Nurses Hold Annual Meet At Cathedral The Diocesan Council of Cath olic Nurses will observe its an nual Mass and Communion break fast Sunday, May 26, at St. Jo seph Cathedral, at 9 a.m. After Mass, the Communion breakfast will be served at Lin coln Lodge, W. Broad-st. Father Mathew Hanly, O.P. of St. Jo seph Seminary, Somerset, will be the guest speaker. Father Hanley’s speech is entitled “A Woman to Remember.” Committee for arrangements are as follows: Mary Sweeney of Grove City Catherine Carter of 341 W. 9th Ave. Betty Scrapp of Linwood Ave. and Martha Fenlon of 536 Weisheimer Ave. I I T. Winel, pastor of St. Mary's parish, Lancaster and Monsignor Francis Schwen* deman, pastor of St. Leo's parish. Other pictures of the funeral, taken for the Catholic Times by Franklin Eyerman, appear on Page nine this week. I & other guests to a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Italian Radio Network. 15 experts in various fields of action imparted their advice to the delegates. At a workship on public rela tions, Father John E. Kelly, di rector of the Information Bu reau. National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC), cited the need for Catholic men to appear before fraternal, community and club meetings. “On every possible occasion,” Father Kelly said, “Catholic men and women should accept speak ing invitations, every request for a place on a local radio and TV program, so as to get the teach ings of Christ’s one true Church to our fellow Americans.” Msgr. Thomas J. Fitzgerald of Chicago, executive secretary of the National Office for Decent Literature, (NODL), told a ses sion: “Because you have done your part in arousing a public opinion on this problem, encour aging signs of an awakening of responsibility are being seen in the magazine field. There also are indications that this industry will follow the lead of the Comic Book Code Authority and set up some sort of self-regulatory com mittee.” New NCCM News Service Feature Editor Praised By Pope She was honored here at an in formal dinner sponsored by mem bers of the NCWC Press Depart ment. Tributes were paid to her by Msgr. Paul F. Tanner, assist ant general secretary of the NCWC, who represented Msgr. Howard J. Carroll, NCWC gen eral secretary Frank Hall, direc tor of the NCWC Press Depart ment and Burke- Walsh, the as sistant director. Msgr. Tanner read a letter of good wishes sent by Msgr. Carroll, who was unable to attend because of his presence at the funeral of Bishop Michael J. Ready of Columbus. The Pope’s blessing was sent in a letter signed by His Excellency Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the U.S. Archbishop Cicognani lauded Miss McKiever for her “immense contributions to the work of the Church in the United States.” Archbishop Francis P. Keough of Baltimore, chairman of the NCW’C Administrative Board, wrote: “At the request of the administrative board of Bishops of the National Catholic Wel fare Conference, I have the hon or to offer you in our behalf sen timents of deepest appreciation for your 30 years of loyal and de- President Speaks Here Delegates from 23 coun tries, representing more than 30 thousand men will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bishop Watterson High School for the first annual convention of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Men. Th* Diocesan council, formed at the request of Bishop Ready, earlier this year, will coordi nate the work of all Catholic Men's groups in the Diocese. This Sunday a series of work shops and discussion groups will be held for all the deanery of ficers and committee chairmen of the DCCM, prior to the regular convention session. David McMullen, president of the National Council will be guest speaker. Bishop Het tinger will preside. Judge McMullan, who has been the circuit judge in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1949, has held several judicial and professional posts in Missouri and has been active in parish and diocesan or ganizations for many years. He was named president of the St. Louis Archdiocesan Holy Name Union in 1950-51 and the following year held the top post in the Archdiocesan Council of Men. Judge McMullan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Charities in St. Louis Ave Maria Hour JFins Award Here The Ave Maria Radio Hour has received honorable mention for national religious programs at the 21st American Exhibition of Educational Radio and Television Programs, sponsored here an nually by Ohio State University. The Ave Maria Radio Hour, produced by the Franciscan Fri ars of the Atonement in Garri son, N.Y., recently observed its 22nd anniversary. The awards presented here are often referred to as the Pulitzer prizes of the audio-video field. The citation for the award states: “The Ave Maria Hour dra matically presents the inner struggle of human beings who try to live a Christian life. The situations have universal appeal, and the expertly produced pro grams inspire a deep sense of reverence.” Since 1935 the Ave Maria Hour has presented weekly radio dra matizations of the lives of saints on almost 400 stations in the U.S. and Canada and also 300 sta tions overseas through the world wide facilities of the Armed Forces Radio Service. The program is directed by Carlo de Angelo. WASHINGTON (NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII headed a list of Church dignitaries who sent their best wishes to Miss Katharine McKiever of the Natonal Catholic Welfare Conference, who has retired after 30 years of service. Miss McKiever began work at the NCWC in July, 1927, and for the past 11 years she was feature editor of the NCWC News Service. She retired on May 11, her 65th birthday. voted service to the Church in the United States.” Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas-Fort Worth, episcopal chairman of the NCWC Press De partment. lauded Miss McKiever for “the steady and solid advance made by the feature service” dur ing her years as editor. Among other prelates who sent messages of appreciation were Archbishop John Mark Gannon of Erie and Bishop Ready of Co lumbus, both former .episcopal chairmen of the NCWC Press De partment and Bishop John J. Russell of Charleston, a former pastor of Miss McKiever. The letter sent by Bishop Ready was possibly the last he wrote. “Your gain of peace will be our loss," he said. "You have deserved the pleasant years, and all your friends will pray that they may be many and filled with happy memo ries of faithful service done for Church and country." In a speech at the reception, Frank Hall said: “Katharine has run a strong and brilliant course for the Church and our NC Serv ice.” Miss McKiever. a descendant of a pioneer Catholic family of South Carolina, was born in Sum ter, S.C., on May 11, 1892. She is a graduate of Randolph Macon (Continued on Page 2) Men’s Council Meets Sunday At Watterson David and has served in several official capacities for the local Retreat league there. He was chairman of the reor ganization committee of the Na tional Council of Men in 1951 52 and has served as secretary and vice-president of the Na tional Council before being named president last Sunday. During the convention, formal installation of the Diocesan of- Archbishop Alter The new type of Catholic lay organization has its own dis tinctive function and structure, comprising both an elite and a mass movement. As an elite it is based on the need of lead ership as a mass movement it is based on the principle of FEDERATION, namely, the joining together of all our Cath olic societies into one unified body for concerted action. We need to pool our resources. Here the principle of “FEDERA TION” must be made operative. By bringing all the intcrparochial societies and the parish organi zations into one federated group, it should be possible to find a qualified leadership for the larg er undertakings and at the same time put the weight and strength of large numbers behind a pro ject of broad scope or signifi cance. Representative Says— Photos Of Bishop's Last Rites On Page Nine This Week. Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Year cMullan ficers will be Installed and affili ation of the Diocesan group with the National Council will take place with the formal presenta tion of the charter to the Dio cese. Central Deanery officers, head ed by T. J. Frericks will he hosts for the convention which will open with the Workship sessions at 1 p.m. and the general meet ing being called to order at 3 p.m. Council of Men Need In Diocese Cited (The following excerpts are from an address to the Coving ton Diocesan of Catholic Men by the Most Rev. Karl J. Alter, Archbishop of Cincinnati, Episcopal Chairman, National Council of Catholic Men.) “Something new has been inaugurated by the popes in recent times. It is the movement known as Catholic Action. It envisions a new kind of function and structure for our Catholic lay organizations. It takes a broader view of the world’s problems than is possible on the part of the societies with specialized functions. It was for this reason that the Bishops of the United States called into being the National Councils of Catholk Men and Women. It can act as a gsn eral clearing house for other societies with particular aims, and serve as a channel of com munication between the hier archy as a whole and the gen eral public. Affiliation Will Aid Parish Organization By Harry A. Grant, Representative, National Council of Catholic Men The federation Archbishop Alter refers to is being created now in the Diocese of Columbus. Each of the five divisions of the Diocese are federating all their men’s organizations. On May 19 these five federations will com bine to form a larger federation, the Columbus Diocesan Council of Catholic Men. On May 19 too, in the presence of the Bishop, the Columous federation of all men’s organiza tions will be incorporated into the federation of all the diocesan councils of the United States. This nation-wide federation is the National Council of Catholic Men. What will this national federa tion mean for you, the individual member of a parish or interpar ish organization? It will mean that your leaders will be in direct contact with ev ery other Catholic lay leader in the United States. For example, in Cincinnati on May 10, 11, 12, the leaders of over 6000 men’s organizations gathered to ex change ideas, discuss mutual problems, and coordinate pro grams. For you the individual mem ber of a parish or interparish or ganization, federation with the National Council will mean that in the Church of a privilege and a The laity share Membership Christ is both responsibility, this with their bishops not in the same measure, tut by par ticipating in the apostolic work of the hierarchy. It is to this high vocation that your bishop is call ing you who are members of thq^ DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATH OLIC MEN, in order that you rr.ay join with him in restoring all things in Christ.” the ideas and programs of every men’s organization in the United States will be at the disposal of your organization. It will mean that the men’s.or ganizations of the Columbus Dio cese will take their place beside their Bishop and close ranks with all the other American Bishops and their devoted lay organiza tions. May 19 in the See city of Co lumbus is a FEDERATION DAY for every devoted thoughtful lay man in the diocese. Carmelites Acquire Philosophy House Site PROVIDENCE, R. I. (NC) A 259-acre farm in the town of Exeter, a colonial landmark, has been acquired by the Carmelite Fathers as a site for a new house of philosophy, it was disclosed here.