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PAGE SIX T H E MESSENGER kfay, December 12, I"Ill{IUIItLIL[I[4111111llilIIIIH[IIII The Christian Brothers Novitiate at Mont La Salle is in California's Napa Valley. The Valley's fertile grapes i!,~ :i:!:~ cultivated for The Christian Brothers Ruby Port. /ii r r;m. T r Archbishop Albert G. Meyer shown making the Sign of the Cross over James Ire ] %1 IUU of Chicago went from bed to]Kovalcyk, one of the youngsters who was badly the dedicated labors '~~ j ]bed, cart ~ cart in St. Anne's Hospital, Chicago, lburned in the disaster. Eighty-eight students and From I comfortin~, the survivors of the fire at Our LadyI three nuns lost their lives of devoted men / lot the Angels School In the picture above he I I U "y O Foundress of S,sters come the great wi.es of n,t ctave to V ark La " d b ArchbJsho-" II e. .he,I uae y p I ~ Jr IIm,-- ~ Convent, N.J.-=Mother Mary, . .onvers on or rou naer IXavier Mehegan, foundress of! ~"[1~1 Q" ~!i! ] / tthe Sisters of Charity of St. ~:'~ }f0~ IXI ~arrison, N. Y.--The 50th an-tJ0, 1909, by Monsignor JosephtElizabeth, was praised for her niversary of the.c nversi n of Conroy, who acted in the name "high qualities of mind and :: ~:::~7 jFather Paul James Francis of Archbishop John Farley of/heart, by Archbishop Thomas ~~r ]Watson, S.A and his band of]New York. A. Boland of Newark. He spoke ~'~ / Anglican Church r e l i g i o u s,/ "The greatest thing I ever at a Founder s Day Mass of. ~roth~r$ iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~ ~ known as the did was when I brought myself fered in the Holy Family Chapel ~iiiiiiii~~i~ Friars of the!and my companions at Gray-of the sisters' mother-house. ~i~i ~ Atonement, moor into the Catholic Church," The Mass was offered by Car- of California ~iiiiil;~iiiiiiiii:i:~ii~::~ will bemarked said Father Paul, who died at dinal Amleto G Cicognani, ili~i~lli;~i~i~i~ii~ in connection the age of 77 in 1940 Apostohc Delegate to the U.S. AN ORDER FOUNDED IN z68e, REIMS, FRANCE ~!)i!!!~)~))iiil~iiiii~!i~.~ `~`"`` ~ ~.~.~.~.~ ~`.".~* ~ ~ --"- --~- ~ ~"apse van e uzw-~t-n-r--t-n~c-~9~ Father Titus Cranny, S.A na-It was one of his ins! official i)iii~ii::i!!;~i~i~iiii!i::~i~!~ ~ f tional director of the Chair of actmns before leaving tar Kome Fmmm and Slchol, Inc sole distributors. New York. N.Y Chicago. II1 San Francisco, Callf :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~l me ~nalr o Unity Octave said" "It was to receive the Red Hat. ::!:::!::~::~ ~?: Unity Octave . ~ '. ." ~l that theMother Xawer founded the singularly providential from Jan 18 ~~ the Feast of man who founded the Chair of Sisters of Charity of St. Eliza- Ill s t P e t e r's Unity Octave should himself be beth in 1859 and directed the " a convert. His entrance into the community until her death in ~-r. taut J. ~-ranc~s ~nalr In ztome. ~ ~ ,~ 1= to Jan 25 the Feast of the Con one ~om served as an examp~ x~ o. version of' St Paul " and incentive for many souls." Most ReD. Fulton J. Sheen There appeared recently in England a book by a soldier who had been in a Nazi prison. One beautiful de- scription is that of the sacrifice made by a fellow prisoner: Captain P. died of malnutrition in the infirmary. Eighteen months ago, a few days before he was cap- tured by the Germans in France, he had bought three bars of chocolate for his children. The three chocolate bars followed him into depor- tation and hunger. He kept them all the time in the shreds of his mattress, taking them out to look at once in a while and thinking of his children's joy. He died of malnutrition, clutching the chocolate bars in his hand. If it were thirst he died of he would not have touched a cup of water destined for his children. Our Lord refused meat when He wos tired at Jacob's well, because He was more hungry to do the will of His Father which to Him wos meat and drink. Such self-denial by the Son of God inspired this soldier to die of malnutrition while clutch- ing nutrition. His three children never received those chocolate bars, but the world has received the example of devoted self-sacrifice. Begging as we do for the Holy Father Pope John XXIII we constantly meet the moral descendants of this soldier. For example: Last week our devoted work- ers posted a sign in the office asking everyone at the Propagation of the Faith office to forego sending Christmas cards to their associates in this Mission work. All agreed to send the money instead to our own office at 366 Fifth Avenue for the Propagation of the Faith. So far there has been realized over $65. In a certain sense, The National Office of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith has no employees; we have only missionaries, men and women who sacrifice whatever they can for the Holy Father and His Missions. We read often of men in the desert who died of thirst a mile from on oasis, but here is a soldier who died of starvation with chocolates in his hand, because he loved his children more than his life, even the memory of his children. My dear Catholic people, those three bars of chocolate probably cost the equivalent of what each Cath- olic gave to the Holy Father last year to aid his 300 Mis- sion Societies, namely, 30 cents. It really should be $30 each per year we give instead of 30 cents. The Adventists gave $33 each per year to their Missions. Make a sacri- fice each day and at the end of the month send it to the Holy Father Pope John XXIII through his Society for the Propagation of the Faith. GOD LOVE YOU to M.S. for $5 "1 submitted a question to our local newspaper to be asked of 'the man in the street' and won this money." to M.K. for $5 "'1 am enclosing $5. I got it for caring for a neighbor's dog when they were on vacation. I am 12 years old." . . to Mrs. P. for $2 "This is $2 just because I am thankful." to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. for $100 "This amount is a portion of the money we received as wed- Father Paul founded the Chair of Unity Octave, an annual eight-day prayer period for the union of Christendom, in 1908. He had founded the Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor Monastery here in 1899. The oc- tave had been observed twice in 1908 and 1909, when Father Paul led his community of priests, brothers, and nuns into the Catholic Church. They were received into the Church Oct, From its humble beginning in the monastery here, the eight-day period of prayer has spread throughout the world. "It was God's plan," Father Paul told his religious followers, that the society be a convert so- ciety. He placed great emphasis upon prayer as the means to achieve reunion, holding it as "the most essential and indis- pensable means to bring about the desired result " O Famed Washington.--A broken organ on Christmas eve, 1818, in the Church of St. Nicholas in the little Austrian town of obern- dart, near Salzburg, and the par- ish priest's quandary over a hymn the congregation could sing without accompaniment, were the occasion for one of the world's most famous carols, "Silent Night." With the time for Midnight Mass drawing near, the anxious young curate, Father Joseph Mohr, brought a poem he had written to his organist, Franz Xavier Gruber, also the village schoolmaster. Gruber set to work feverishly to set it to mu- sic, and the result of their llth- Study of Cause Told On Consecration Date Quebec. -- The announcement that the cause of the first Bishop of Quebec is being studied by the Sacred Congrega- tion of Rites coincided with the 300th anniversary of the conse- cration of Bishop Francois Xav- ier de Montmorency de Laval. That consecration was the first link in a great chain of Bishops whose activities spread across Canada and the U.S. hour collaboration was the beau- tiful "Stille Nach~, Heilige Nacht." Days later an organ builder, Karl Mauracher, came to Obern- dart to repair the broken instru- ment and he heard the villagers singing the new hymn. He learned it himself and taught it to folk singers in another vil- lage. From there it spread all over the world. Ireland's Nuncio Dies; End of Notable Career Dublin, Ireland. -- The Apos- tolic Nuncio to Ireland since 1954, Archbishop Alberto Le- vame, died Dec. 5 aged 77. The day before he received an honorary doctor of laws degree in absentia from the National University as one of those hon- ored on the university's golden jubilee. Cardinal D'Alton, Archbishop John McQuaid, President Scan O'Kelly, and Premier Eamon de Valera were among the first callers offering sympathy. A na- tive of Monaco, Archbishop Le- vame had a distinguished diplo- matic career, including outstand- ing service in Egypt and Uru- guay Questions and Answers Only God Could Create World By LINUS M. RIORDAN, Ph.D. What is the meaning of crea- tion? Creation means to make something out of nothing. Thus creation in the strict sense of the term can be described only as the work of God. When men are said to create things, it is really more accurate to say that they make such things, for what- ever is fashioned by human hands is made from pre-existing materials. Only God, who is the infinite and supreme power, can make something out of nothing. Did God create the world from nothing? of the things named in the sentence, the universe and the earth. By this Moses intended to indicate the universality of the creation of all things by God. Moses would not have de- scribed in this manner the first origin of things, if he had sup- posed pre-existing matter. God would not truly have created all things if there had existed prior to the universe something from which He made the world and all things in it. All things, therefore, were created by God out of nothing. Why must God be the Creator of the world? Parish in Pittsburgh Marks 150th Jubilee Pittsburgh.--St. Patrick's, this diocese's oldest parish, cele- brated its 150th anniversary in conjunction with Pittsburgh's bi- centennial celebration In 1808, Father William F. X. O'Brien from Baltimore was met at the juncture of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers by 20 Catholic families, who formed the nucleus of the first parish. An early pastor was Father Charles Bonaventure Maguire, O.S.F a European scholar who had been chaplain for the King of Bohemia. A famed modern- day pastor was Father James R. Cox, who led the march of~ "Cox's Army" to Washington, D.C in the 1930s. He died in 1951. $105,000 Grant Washington.- The John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City has made its second three-year grant of $105,000 to Georgetown University Hospital Part of the grant will finance re- search in the use of artificial kidneys. Educator Ci Pittsburgh. ~ The success of he Catholic school system in the U.S. is due to the "unstin~- ing sacrifices of the Catholic people who insist their chil- dren be educated spiritually as well as intellectually," Father Thomas Reidy, O.S.F.S presi- dent of the Pennsylvania Cath- olic Educational Association, de- clared at the association's 38th annual convention. Gets Vatican Cross Gives Sdace A nun gives solace to one of the children injured in the fire at Our Lady of Angels! Parochial School in Chicago. The holocaust took the lives of three nuns and 88 children Nuns, with disregard for their own safety, managed to evacuate most of the children from the doomed building. Some 1,500 youngsters wer ~e rescued Religious ! J ]pan Roy( Tokyo.--The press and the public have lauded Crown Prince Akihito of Japan for putting "love and character above rink and wealth" in an- nouncing his engagement to Miss Michiko Shoda, ~ non-Cath- olic g]:aduate of Sacred Heart University. The press also criticized a few high Japanese officials who op- pose the marriage by showing "religious prejudice" and by failing "to understand historical realities." Except for the few high offi- cials-primarily, the Prime Min- ister-only the Japanese Com- munist press has been critical of the forthcoming marriage. It charged that the wedding is a result of "American imperia- list pressure." Prior to the announcement of the engagement, Prime Min- ister Kishi asked: "I have heard that the Shoda family is Chris- tian. The religion of the Im- perial House is Shinto. How about this matter?" The influential daily news- )aper, Mainichi, criticized the i Santiago, Chile.--Cardinal Jose Maria CarD Rodriguez, the oldest Prince of the Church, who died at the age of 92, was famed throughout the country as a so- cial teacher. He was known as the "Bishop of the Salt Mines" because he once served as pas- tor of the salt mine region, whose difficult problems he showed skill in handling. In 1911 he was given only six months to live. Death came to the Primate of Chile barely a month after he attended the conclave that elected John XXIII and the cor- onation of the Pontiff. The Car- dinal succumbed from gastro- He said that there are now more than 4,000 teachers in Catholic schools in Pennsyl- vania, that there are 750,000 stu- dents in Catholic grade and high schools of the state, and that Catholic colleges and universi- ties in Pennsylvania have 25,000 students. Father Reidy noted that the Catholic school population in the Diocese of Pittsburgh ex- ceeds the number in the public school system. Monsignor Patrick J. Ryan, retired chief of Army chaplains, told 3,000 Catholic educators at the convention that they should exert an influence for good by associating with non-Catholics. Priest Dies While Clad in Vestments Indianapolis, Ind. -- Father Dennis Harrington, assistant at St. Francis de Sales' Church died clad in Mass vestments on the sacristy flocr. He suffered a heart attack in the sacristy after vesting to offer Mass Dec. 2. Archbishop Paul C. Schulte offered Pontifical Requiem Mass for Father Harrington, who was New York. -- Father Paulist Head Art at Mother C|church/v ltffacturing A. Michell, C.S.P General of the Paulist blessed a bas-relief and mosaic erected facade of the Churc] Paul the Apostle, the of the order. 2951 HAR ~T 9795 F~I[ilIIUII[I i[J ll[ !1' I' !' The Paulists are obser "" n nte~ dry of their fan L~l~'~z~-~. year. Within the ch~ buried Father Isaac.~ C.S.P founder of t~ munity. .~+ ~ ]The bas-relief, wh!~ "~'~ commissioned in 1956, iSr ~ "~ wide and 18 feet high Show Chris Spi picts the conversion Paul. It occupies a sp( tionally reserved for~ work when the churl planned 80 years ag~ EN[IS Father Hecker's direct~ IRENE HUI Prelate at Form :University Of White House '- : ,A ~ ~ Washington -- Takin.ff 1~2'~ ~ |l [ an organizational mee~ ~r~ the 1960 White House] f'~m~ r]) e ence on Children and[ ~i~ [ ~) ( ~)1 was Monsignor Raymon~ml~ll { lagher, assistant direct~ I ~, - Prime Ministerfor h~sant~-Cleveland Dmcesan ~ .|~1 ,CharlUes and member quated and biased question "" r~ I .~1~] executive committee. ] ~ ~ [ ne g~n s paternal granupar- ~ ~.l~r ' ents are Catholics. ~lg/ One-Third of Al l Illlll Natives-:Now ca ll Jesuits Study House Washington.---Nearly ~ . -- .-- 30,000 Indians and 16,0 ue;s hrst President mos in Alaska have l Detroit.--The Very ReD John Christian converts a~d[ A McGrail, S J Provi,~';,~ ^~ one-third are Catholic, ~ ll~Ct UJ. - the Detroit Province of the So Jesmt Father Pasqual~I ciety of Jesus, appointed the tint. ~ ReD. Ara F. Walker, S.J presi- dent of Colombiere College, Life of Saint Ot Clarkston, Mich. Father Walker, LII~ UI JUmlll who was president of St. Ignat- by Dam Prosper Gu~ ius' High School, Cleveland, was~.~ tiff installed Dec 8 per copy The $4,000100'0 college is theSt. Anthony's G~ new four-year novitiate-junior- Paterson 3, New Jer ate house of studms for the t Jesuits in Ohio and Michigan.i Patroness oI ~uHerer In January, 1959, 40 novices NERVOUS AND from Milford, outside Cincin-DISORDERS nati, will move into the college Later the juniors will move into Many Novenas cele- the building, which has accom- brated throughout modations for 140 scholastics, the year in the first church in America 40 .brothers, and 20 faculty dedicated in her members honor Beg her help ! e intercession. For information the League of ;t. Dymphna, No- vena Booklets, Stat- ues, and Medals, write to: National Shrine of St. MASSILLON, I lnes enteritis complicated by pneu- monia. Regarded as one of the most V~ popular men in Chile, Cardinal W~ Rodriguez was admired for his charity. On one occasion he cut n I nOmy Cross up some of his purple and red vestments and improvised cloth: Serve God ing for children so poor they did Teaching Social not have any to wear for Con- Work firmation. Writing Foreign Cardinal Rodriguez was born For Information Wr of humble parents in Cahuil, Brother Eymard, C.$.C. Brother 108 Dujarie Hall or St. Edwar Central Chile, June 23, 1866. He Notre Dome, Indiana was the first Chilean student to ~ enroll at the South American College, Rome, and was or- Swell Guys dained in 1890. Rome Ordination Rite For 40 Seminarians Rome.---Forty seminarians of the North American College will be ordained Dec. 20 by Bishop Martin J. O'Connor, the college rector, in the Immaculate Con- ception Chapel of the college. The men represent 30 arch- dioceses and dioceses in 22 states and the District of Co- lumbia. Approximately 150 of their relatives and friends will be present. The newly ordained priests are to remain at the college for the remainder of the academic year to complete their studies before returning to their home dioceses for assignment. SA .VATOR BROTHER Maybe he's the fella down or perhaps he lived next he was even in the Service Did the thought ever Our Lord might some day YOUR DOOR? It's only tion," this call to the but are YOU man enough it? I'here's a spot her can fill! If you are 35, write today. St. Nazianz 5, IT MAY BE TOO to begin studying for the the Priests of the Sacred Heart! If you school graduate under 30 or o we have o special in Latin and allied subjects which you for our major seminary Ex-GI's in our Veterans' Wont more Father Sacred Hales Corner ding gifts. We received so many things that we want the poor to share them with us.'" If you are wondering about Christmas gifts why not sacrifice something for the Missions? Order a statue of Our Lady of Television and send it to a friend. You will be happy because your shopping is done, your friend will be happy because a meaningful gift has been received and the Missions will be happy because your sacrifice-offering of $3 for the statue helps the missionaries to bring the pagans the good tidings of the greatest Christmas gift of all--The Gift of Christ Himself. Send us your offering along with your request and we will send the statue to you. Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and moil it to Most Rev Fulton J. Sheen, National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 366 Fifth Ave- nue, New York lx, N.Y or your Diocesan Director. The Fourth Lateran Council set forth the teaching of the Church on this question, when it declared: "If anyone shall deny that there is one true God, Creator and Lord of all things, visible and invisible, let him be anathema " The account of creation by Moses in the first book-of the Bible says: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen. i, 1). The purpose of Genesis is to set forth the idea of one God, the Creator and Lord of the world. Moses describes the first origin of things This is indi- cated by the very words "in the beginning." These words are stated absolutely. They, there- fore, signify an absolute be. ginning, or the commencement The very fact that God ere- on loan from the Diocese of Fall *Want to dedicate your. life & talents to the ated the world from nothing -,er? Write: Father Superior, Sacred Heart Novi.tiote, Ste, Ionata IRzver, Mass The priests body proves the necessRy of His be- Mother NInetta Superior[Was. returned there for burml. -- " lug the ureator, only an lnzlni~[e -= being, supreme in Himself, General of the Pontifical Insti-I Father Bernard Voges, assist-Ira PERSONAUZED IOENTIFICATlt could bring into existence the tute of the Religious Teachers/ant at the parish, administered l~ universe from nothing Filippini, was awarded the Vati,/the Last Sacraments to the ~ Every other creatur; is finite can Gold Cross at Vatican City/stricken priest as he lay on thel~ GUARA TE and dependent on a higher on the occasion of her 50th year]sacristy. ,~floor. Sisters of thei ~.~ ly ;:.'~ O~.~ ~"~''~ ~l]personalizedD n't delay . I."" D. rderT~ power. Since all creatures are in religious life Jschool came in from the naveof]J ~Or~,' SO ~, ~ ~ Stainless steel . . . ' finite and limited it would be Mother Ninetta, founder of]the church and .recited the[~ ~-] ~$:~ c~5e~'I ~ name, address, phone, ~&~E~C~ZJ.2-'~ ] ~ contact, religion pl impossible for any creature to the American Province of St./prayers for the aymg. ~ ~ ~,~.4t,C~-~ / ~ nent information permal --~j.~r l ~( dented. Approved by be the cause of the creation of)Lucy Filippini at Morristown,[ ~ /~ 7d~ ~ ~" tense . . . every man, the world. 0nly God has theiN. J was honored by Areh:[ P|lnr|m~ Dam Pa.e'st-" - " and child should have necessary power, bishop Diego Venini, almoner ozI --"~ ~ ji ~ TAGS~,~=nc The mother of the Machabees John XXIII, who presented thel h: IIL,=~ I1--$;-----I~- voices correctly the idea of the ' award n behalf of the P Pe" I i~|Ug;U:)t~ |:)'1 l[ U/ll~tlJll~ =~=IV~. p=~=FE =~SE =~ P .~ creation of the world when shei The Religious Teachers Filip-I Vatican City. -- Four thou-Ira Attention: Groups!I . ORDER NOW 1 ,rs " says: I beseech thee, my son, lpini were founded in Italy inlsand pilgrims from John XXII /~ EARN EXTRA MONEY .' look u on heaven and earth and 1692 by St Lucy Filippini(1672-/home diocese of Bergamo camel ~ yes perform a vital service, "~ NA '|( ~AL p . . all that is in them; and consider 1732). Mother Ninetta estab-/on three specml trams for aI AN[) earn extra money for ;, mm,~-m-mm ',l"l~tl that God made them out ofllished the American Province in[Mass that the Pope celebratedl your group with National's= ml,~r.r~/ir w, mmv, , "group plan." Write today for It' wnfh;n,"~ /ll Maoh vi'1, .8 ~ ~ 11910. Lin St Peter's Basilica Li detailsl ~7705 E, Comtax i~env-