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Your Questions On Page Four This Week Vol. VI, No. 36 a, 1 1 i The Holy Father warned that in determining a sentence, it is no longer enough to consider on ly the traditional attenuating cir cumstances dictated by juris prudence and by Christian and natural morals. “It is also necessary,” he said, “to take into consideration the value of factors recently made evident by the science of psy chology which in certain cases af ford the possibility of admitting a considerable reduction in re sponsibility.” At the same time, the Pope warned against reduc ing to a minimum “the practical possibility of free determina tion.” Referring to the sufferings en dured by prisoners, the Pope out- JlNrai Well imagine the plight‘of the high school teachers who will have to keep these fifteen sets of twins ideftti* tied next fall. The twins are just a part of 1920 eighth grade Diocesan graduation class this year which will be VATICAN CITY (NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII appealed to society as well as individuals to grant real forgiveness to convicts who have served their sentences. He made the plea in an address to Italian jurists and members of prisoners’ aid societies in which he stated that in meting out punishment for crime, the findings of mod ern psychology on the extent of the criminal’s responsibility must be taken into account. The Pope also urged that persons dedicating themselves to aiding prisoners should give effective Christian help with out destroying the effects of penalties justly imposed on those who have violated the laws of society. Even though those who come in contact with prisoners would like to alleviate their sufferings, this would not be in line with the intentions of the authorities re sponsible for seeing that sentenc es are carried out, the Pontiff de clared. This is not a case of adopting a hardhearted and in different attitude, but more of finding “a happy medium and avoiding any kind of deviation in either direction.” He added: “Actually, the very attitude of letting the condemned man see that his sufferings are taken in to consideration and that, there fore, society is not his irrecon cilable enemy, constitutes com fort for him in his affliction.” Speaking of the meaning and goal of a prison sentence, the Pope stated that punishment can be considered in the light of a (Continued on Page 2) John Burns To*Be Ordained Tomorrow In Washington D.C A Diocesan man will be ordained tomorrow at the Na tional Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. John E. Burns, son of the late James A.. Burns and Mrs. Gertrude Burns now residing in Washington, D.C. will be ordained into the Mission ary Oblates of Mary Immaculate by Bishop John M. McNamara. Father Burns, who has a bro ther and six sisters in religious Father Burns orders, will celebrate his first Solemn Mass at 10 a m. June 16 in Corpus Christi Church, 1261 Lin..oou Ave. Fr. Albert V. Kessler, pastor, Fa ther Kenneth Grimes, will be deacon and the Rev. Mr. James A. Burns, S.J., West Baden, Indiana, brother of Father Burns, will be subdeacon. Other members of the family include six sisters, Sr- Veronica, OSF„ Joliet, Illinois, Sister Alicia, OSF, St. Francis Xavier, Chicago, Illinois. Sr. Mary Agnes, Poor Clares, Washington, D.C., Sr. Julia, OSF, St. Paul the Apostle, Joliet, Sr. Kathleen, SND, Read ing, Sr. Mary Leo, SND, Reading, and a brother, Mr. Francis Burns, Columbus. Father Burns attended Corpus Christi elementary and high schools until 1947. He graduated from St. Charles Preparatory School in 1949 and attended John Carroll Universtiy for one year. His training under the Oblates of Mary Immaculate include one year at the Preparatory school at Newburgh, N. Y„ from 1951-52 at the Novitiate at Ipswich, Mass., and the last five years at the Oblate College in Washington, D.C., where he will return for further training following his or dination. There will be a public recep tion at Corpus Christi Social Hall, Archpriest for the Mass will be Sunday evening, June 16. «l It-- i y So, You Think You Have Troubles Convicts Pope Urg To Accept Suffering Society Must Forgive lined the difference between an invalid and a man convicted of crime. “The invalid has a right to try to alleviate his sufferings,” he said, “whereas the convict must suffer so that specific ef fects may be obtained.” -.-A 1 lb W'l filling the freshmen classrooms of our high schools next September. Now turn to Page three to see how well you did in matching the twins. Holy Father: In Connecticut: Church Work Brings Pain, Strength VATICAN CITY—(Radio, NC)— The person who disregards per sonal interest in working for the Church will surely meet difficul ties, but will also receive special strength from God. This advice was given by His Holiness Pope Pius XII in a spec ial audience granted to about 250 members of the Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls, whose founder, Blessed Mary of Prov idence (Eugenie Smet), was beati fied on May 26. The Pope extolled the life and virtues of Blessed Mary of Prov idence, stressing her charity and souls in purgatory. Recalling the foundation of the Helpers of the Holy Souls by the blessed, the Pope then pointed out that while the congregation was spreading in Europe and abroad, its foundress was “living her own Calvary, suffering the merciless tortures of disease.” “Whoever acts in this way, with disregard of all personal inter ests and forms of selfishness,” he added, “dedicating himself to the work of universal salvation, will know suffering and tribulation in the same way as did Mary of Providence. But he will'also have the unshakeable certainty of him who depends upon the strength of God Himself, and awaits with humble faith the hour of limitless triumph.” Present at the audience were Mother Mary of the Cross, Su perior General of the Helpers of the Holy Souls, and superiors and representatives of the congrega tion’s houses all over the world. The Helpers of the Holy Souls are represented by almost 200 Sisters in the U.S. Above are the ten 1957 graduates of St. Charles College Seminary pictured with Monsignor George Wolz, acting rector of The Catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, June 7, 1957 School Bus Bill Passes HARTFORD. Conn. Connec-I ticut’e controversial school bull bill has been passed by the state I House of Representatives by al single vote. I Previously passed by the state! Senate, it was signed into a law I by Gov. Abraham Ribicoff of Con-1 necticut shortly after House pas-l sage. The deciding vote was cast! by Speaker of the House Elson I Brown, who broke a 133-133 dead-1 lock. I The bill permits Connecticut! municipalities to decide for them-l selves whether to provide bus! transportation for children at-l tending nonprofit private schools. I Chief beneficiaries are about I 70,000 children attending Catho-I lie schools in the state. II The bill’s passage was a signifi-l cant victory for the Catholic BishI ops and laity of the state, whol had vigorously supported it. On May 26 the Bishops issued a pas1144 toral letter urging the state’s Catholics to observe carefully the action taken on the bill. They stated that the matter was ‘‘of the most acute concern since more than 62 per cent of the children born in Connecticut in 1956 are Catholic.” The letter was signed by Arch bishop Henry J. O’Brien, Bishop Lawrence J. Shehan of Bridge port and Bishop Bernard J. Flan agan of Norwich. Forty Hours Close At Carmel Tomorrow Forty Hours will close at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2065 Barton Place, to morrow evening at 7:30 p.m. Ben ediction and sermon will be held tonight at the same time. sir w: w New Directory Shows Over 1,000 Converts The Diocesan Catholic population has increased to more than 140 thousand according to latest statistics re leased here by the Official Catholic directoi The annuel official directory, publish* I edy and Sons, lists 140,861 Catholics in the total popu lation area of 1,431,546 in .the Diocese of Columbus as of the end of 1956. More than a thousand converts to the Faith are recorded in the Diocese during the year by the directory, which gives all of the vital statistics of every Catholic I Diocese in the United States. Catholics in the United States, Alaska and the Hawaiian now number 34.563,851, I |ng to the directory. I The new total shows I crease of 989,834 over the sta-l I tistics reported by the directoryl I last year. There now are 34.386,-1 1351 Catholics in the 48 states and I I the District of Columbia and I 1177,500 in Alaska and Hawaii, it I I was reported. The 10-year in-l I crease in the number of U.S.I I Catholics was placed at 9.295.6781 lor 36.8 per cent more than the I 125,268.173 reported in 1947. I Islands accord- For the eleventh successive I year, the number of converts I entering th Church in each I year exceeded 100,000. It was I reported that during 1956 adult I baptisms numbered 141,525, an I increase of 2,192 over the pre- I ceding year. This figure brings I the total conversions during I the last decade to 1,252,854, the I directory reported. I The directory listed 26 arch-1 dioceses in the United Statesl with a total Catholic population! of 16,346,425. The number of di-1 oceses, including the Vicariate of I Alaska, listed in the new direc-1 tory, is 110 with a total Catholic! population of 18.217,426. Erec-1 tkm of the new Diocese of Rock-1 Ville Centre, N.Y., announced Apr. 18. brings the number of diI oceses to 111. Other major changes in the structure of the U.S. Church dur ing the past year included: the new dioceses of Atlanta. Ga.. and Gary, Ind., and the Byzantine Exarchy of Stamford, Conn. making four instead of three Sees in Missouri—the St. Louis arch diocese and the dioceses of Jef ferson City, Kansas City-St. Jo seph and Springfield-Cape Girar deau and the changing of the name of the Diocese of Natchez to Natchez-Jackson. Catholic population increases in the 26 archdioceses were re ported at 572,015 and in-the 110 dioceses, 417,819. Archdioceses with Catholic populations of more I than 1-million were listed as: Chicago. 1.942.710 Boston, 1.511, New York. 1,491.019 Phila I delphia, 1,365.633 Newark, 1,259,- Fast, Abstinence June 8,12,14,15 Tomorrow is the Vigil of Pentecost and a day of fast and partial abstin ence. Meat may be taken once. Next Wednesday, June 12, Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 are em ber days and the fast laws must be observed on all three days. Partial ab stinence from meat on Wednesday and Saturday and complete abstinence on Friday. the Seminary. The ten men will receive assignments for further training later this summer. Catholics In Diocese by P. J. Ken- 121 Detroit, 1,200,000, and Angeles, 1,112,358. Brooklyn tinued as the largest diocese with a population of more than 1-mil lion, followed by Pittsburgh, 786,839 Buffalo, 741,787, and Cleveland, 701,000. con Substantial increases wara reported in 117 Seas, no chang es in nine dioceses and slight decreases in 10. Largest increas es reported were: Newark, 79/ 652 Detroit, 75,000: Hartford, 47,445 Chicago, 43,353 Cleve land, 41,725 Philadelphia, 39, 893 Los Angeles, 37,358: New York, 32,779 San Francisco, 30,000 St. Paul, 29,042, and New Orleans, 26,617. The directory listed 217 mem bers of the hierarchy, the larg est number in the country’s his tory. They included four cardi nals, 33 archbishops and 180 bishops. An increase of 1.376 in the number of the clergy brought the total of priests to 49.725, largest ever recorded. They included 30. 481 diocesan priests—an increase of 747—and 19,244 in religious communities—an increase of 629. Listed for the first time were 2.087 newly ordained priests. Four archbishops, six bishops and 711 priests were listed in the I necrology. I Professed Religious recorded I included 9.300 Brothers, an in I crease of 432, and 162.657 Sis Iters, an increase of 3,112. Full I time teaching staffs of all educa Itional institutions under Catholic auspices increased by 4.657 or 3.4 I per cent to a record total of 140, I (Continued on Page 2) Well-Trained Men Women Staff Diocesan Camps A staff of veteran counsellors aided by various members will be on hand to conduct the program at Camp St. Joseph and St. Rita when they open for the summer season, Sunday, June 16th. Reverend Mr. Edward Trenor, a fourth year Theolog ian at Mt. St. Mary Seminary of the West will return as head counselor of the thirty-one year-old Camp St. Joseph for boys at Lockbourne, Ohio. Mr. Trenor is in his fourth year at the Camp. Assisting him bn the staff are other seminarians of the Colum bus Diocese plus a number of young laymen chosen for their ability to work with youngsters. All the members of the staff of the boys camp are mature men interested in the welfare of the youngsters in their charge. They are also skilled in many areas of camp craft and are capable of leading the campers in the many phases of the busy program. Miss Dolores Egger, a member of St. John the Evangelist par ish and a fourth year student in the College of Education at Ohio State University will begin her second year as head Counsellor at Camp St. Rita for girls at Canal Winchester, Ohio. Miss Egger is also associated with the Catholic Youth Bureau. Assisting her at the thirty-four year-old girls’ camp will be many fine young women including vet erans Jeanine Reiser, a third year student in the College of Ed ucation at the University Virginia Horde of Dayton, and a student in the College of Fine Arts at Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, and Miss Joan Horvath of the Catholic Youth Bureau. Mrs. Alma Vath and Miss Cath erine Payne will return to Camp St. Rita and Camp St. Joseph to head the kitchen department. Both camps are under the su I pervision of the Catholic Youth I Department and are a part of the Diocesan Youth program. I They offer a ten weeks season Ito boys and girls of the Diocese land Central Ohio of splendid I camping in a Catholic atmos Iphere. The program offers the I youngsters the opportunities of I group living experience and the I association with the outdoors The I camp periods are seven days be I ginning and ending-on Sunday. I Boys and girls may apply at I the camp office located at 246 I East Town Street in Columbus i for registration at the camps. Read "Who Doos Ho Think He Is?" Page four this week. Price Ten Cents $3.00 A Yeer Annual blessing of the Gulf shrimp fleet out of Biloxi, Mississippi, gets underway as Father Herbert Mullin of* ficiates from the prow of one of the trawlers. Fishermen and their families kneel on the decks of their boats as Father Mullin goes from boat to boat invoking a blessing for calm seas and an abundant catch. The traditional ceremony was brought to the U.S. by devout Portuguese, Norman, and Dalmatian ancestors of today's fishermen. Vocation Days Begin At St. Charles The sixth vocation day series will begin at St. Charles Seminary, 2010 East Broad St. this Sunday. The sessions open to any high school graduate or those men entering the junior or senior year of high school who are interested in learning about seminary life Seminarians of St. Charles will assist the faculty is explaining the various facets of life in the Diocesan Seminary according to Fr. Edward F. Healey, prefect of seminarians. AU three sessions will begin on the second Sunday of each of the summer months. Young men are invited to attend any or all of these sessions, Father Healey said. new There is still plenty of room for all of the ten one week per iods but reservations are coming in fast. For information write the Reverend Director Fr. Rich ard Dodd or call the office at Capital 1-5891. Father Tobin will take part in Maryknoll’s 40th annual Depar ture Ceremony the following day, Sunday, when he will officially be assigned to the missions of Peru. Father Tobin will celebrate his first Solemn High Mass on Sun day, June 16, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Marion. Fr. Wil liam J. Spickerman, pastor of the parish, priest. will assistant Other officers of the Mass will Anthony V. Rodrigues. Maryknoll Missioner home on furlough from Bolivia, deacon and Fr. Elmer P. Wurth, M.M., stationed at Maryknoll Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa., sub-deacon. Father Terence M. Tobin. O.F.M. C.. of Catholic Central High School, Toledo, brother of the or dained. will deliver the sermon. A graduate of St. Mary’s ele mentary and high school. Father Tobin entered the U.S. Navy in February, 1946. He served in the Special Service Dept, of the Navy until discharged in December, 1947. He then enrolled in the University of Dayton for two years before entering Maryknoll in 1949. Father Tobin has four brothers and five sisters. In addition to his brother, Fr. Terence Tobin, he al so has a sister in religious life, Registration will begin at 2 p. m. each day of the session. None of the sessions will last more than three hours and will include conferences, question periods and benediction followed by ad journment. The first vocation day this Sun day will be conducted by F. Hugh Murphy. The other two vocation days will be held on July 14 and Aug. 11. No advance registration is nec essary. Father Tobin Ordination Set For Saturday Goes To Peru MARYKNOLL, N. Y. Father Robert V. Tobin, of Marion, O.. will be ordained a priest of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America on Saturday. June 8, at Maryknoll Major Seminary here. Bishop Joseph F. Flannelly, auxiliary of New York, will be the ordaining prelate for this year’s class of 32 deacons. Sisters of St. Mary’s Sister Moira, of the Charity, teaching at School, Cincinnati. the Mary Father lo- Before leaving for knoll Mission of Peru bin will have a short vacation at home with his family. In Peru, the Maryknoll priests are stationed in the Diocese of Puno. called the “Roof of South America” because of its location 24 miles above sea level in the Father Tobin Andes Mountains. One of their most important tasks in Puno is building up a vigorous national clergy for the area. They conduct the diocesan preparatory semi nary. teach in schools and staff parishes for Quechua and Ay mara Indians.